Speaking of the 'last days', JESUS CHRIST said, " And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. " Luke 21:34
Israel is God's prophetic 'alarm clock' for Planet Earth. Israel was chastened greatly by God for despising its covenant relationship with Him, and was delivered by Him into exile under Gentile authority (and oppression) for 2,553 years. In June, 1967,God's 'alarm clock' 'rang' loudly, when Jewish paratroopers took possession of the Temple Mount, and Israel took full control of Jerusalem for the 1st time since 586 A.D. The TIMES OF THE GENTILES HAS BEEN FULFILLED!