Does Israel's Booming Wine Industry Signal Messiah's Return?

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 |  Israel Today Staff

A seemingly minor event occurred last month that could have enormous prophetic significance.

The renewed Sanhedrin (Jewish religious court) took delivery of 30 bottles of wine.

Doesn’t sound like a very big deal. Right?

Not until you consider Micah 4:4:

Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken.

That verse is right smack in the middle of a prophecy concerning the Messianic age. It suggests the people in the land will be producing wine at that time.

Micah couldn’t have known it at the time, but that little point was important.

You see, for many long centuries, the Holy Land was under Muslim rule. And alcohol is forbidden in Islam. No one was producing wine in this land unless he was looking for severe punishment.

It’s only with the rebirth of Israel as a nation state that wine is again being produced here.

And it’s only recently that Israel’s wine industry has grown large enough for the Sanhedrin to find wine kosher enough to be used in the Temple that religious Jews hope will soon be rebuilt in Jerusalem.

As Breaking Israel News explained, wine used in Temple service must meet far higher kosher standards than that suitable for every day consumption.

And now they’ve found such a wine.

So, whether or not Messiah’s return is imminent, one more piece of the puzzle has fallen into place.

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