Article by: Robert Van Kampen
Once we capture even a small sense of the momentous events through which God Almighty will reclaim His rightful reign over earth, we cannot help but ask, “When will these things take place?” But an even more basic question should be, “When will God reclaim the nation of Israel for Himself, thus completing the citizenship of the spiritual Kingdom of God?”
The answer to this question is the critical piece in God’s prophetic plan for the overthrow of Satan and for the reestablishment of God Almighty’s rightful and sovereign rule over the earth. There is a cause-and-effect relationship here. The cause will be God’s reclaiming all of Israel to Himself. The effect will be God’s reclaiming His rightful rule over earth, thus defeating Satan and his kingdom of darkness. To answer this question, we turn to the Book of Daniel which provides one of the crucial passages in the Bible for understanding God’s prophetic timetable.