The prophecy of the end times clearly defines all nations as coming against Jerusalem. When Jerusalem was captured by the Israelis in 1967, a major prerequisite for the end time scenario was met. It is the issue of Jerusalem and who controls it that has dominated world history. World empires have tried to control it only to fall into history’s scrap heap. But it is when Jerusalem is in Jewish hands, does the world come against her.
The issue of Jerusalem also compels Israel and the Jewish people. David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, spoke for all Israel when he said, Without Jerusalem, there is no Israel. He spoke in our day of a truth that has existed for many generations. Each Passover in the disperrsed nations the final words of each years Passover is A Next year in Jerusalem! The Psalmist said it this way.
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her skill.
Ps 137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
But how does this tie into the last generation and why is Jerusalem in the hands of Israel significant for us as the last generation. Listen to the words of Isaiah as he speaks of Jerusalem in this modern time.
6. I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
7.And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
The last generation saints are called watchmen. They are watching for the Lord’s return. This prophecy says that the posted watchmen (the last generation) will not give the Lord nor themselves rest until the issue of Jerusalem reaches a final conclusion. A final conclusion for Jerusalem, being made a praise in the earth, is when the Messiah has returned and makes it His resting place. Therefore, we can conclude that the generation that sees the issue of Jerusalem come to the world’s forefront (when all nations come against) are the appointed watchmen. They will not cease to be until the issue is resolved. This is a clear description of the last generation; the generation that sees Jerusalem made a praise in all the earth.