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The Bible is clear, during a Jubilee year everyone returns to his land. People sometimes had to sell their land to pay off their debts. Not really selling, more like a lease contract, because in a Jubilee year the land returned to the original owner or his family in case he died. That’s the common and correct understanding.
But the Jubilee is much bigger than personal property. It involves whole nations. It’s not just about things but also spiritual return on worldwide scale.
God is big and so are His plans.
This article will have a lot of dates. A lot of them. Might sound boring for many, but without the dates things look far more random. Without the dates the Hand of God is less visible.
Deut 30:3 The LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you.
Me mentioning Scripture read on that date
When I mention something like a Torah portion or a prayer book from a Christian church it must be understood as follows:
Churches and synagogues often read several verses each time they meet. The reading schedules are (many) centuries old. So those verses weren’t read because some event took place. In fact most of the time hardly anyone knew about the event because it were for example secret meetings or unknown people.
If the verses of that day describe a key Jubilian event taking place on that day, for me that is the mighty Hand of God at work. You might think was a pure coincidence. That may be so, but I’m sure when you finished reading this article you’ll no longer think so. There are just to many ‘coincidences'.
Mark Twain -
Mark Twain arrived in Israel mid-
The real name of Mark Twain was, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Samuel means "God has heard". Clemens means "merciful'
Deut 29:22 “Then the generations to come, both your own descendants and the foreigners (Twain) who come from distant lands (USA), will see the devastation of the land and the diseases the LORD inflicts on it.
Deut 29:23 They will exclaim, ‘The whole land is devastated by sulfur and salt. It is a wasteland with nothing planted and nothing growing, not even a blade of grass.
On that Sabbath day of the 23rd September, the the Torah portion of the day included the above two verses. All Jews across the earth were reciting it. Obviously that included the Jews that lived in Jerusalem at that time. Twain might have heard them reciting, but had no clue it was about him, for him it was just part of his vacation trip around the world. Likewise the Jews (around the world) had no idea who Twain was, and most certainly didn’t recite certain verses for him on purpose.
Charles Warren -
In 1867, British officer Charles Warren, was mapping Jerusalem (measure the Holy City). Warren started a new age of Biblical archeology. Twain and Warren stayed in the same hotel (they didn't know each other) In that year Warren discovered the ancient water shafts, king David's soldiers used to enter and conquer Jerusalem. Click
The verses mention measuring the city as Warren (a believer who knew the prophesy) did, but they also contain a prophetic word about the restoration of Jerusalem. Unknowingly Warren would also fulfill the prophetic part of those verses by Zechariah.
He wrote down his thoughts and hopes on this seemingly hopeless situation.
The Star of Bethlehem -
Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire. Muslims who had no intention at all to return the land to the Jews. So how did the Jubilee unfold?
The Greek and Latin clergy who oversaw the "Star of Bethlehem" church had a conflict over the star of that church that had disappeared. This conflict escalated into the 'Crimean War'
As you can see in this link (click) it involved many nations.
That war signaled the demise of the Ottoman Empire and the start of the Jubilee being fulfilled.
The war was so costly the Ottoman Empire had to loan massive amounts. A debt the empire couldn't pay. So at the end of the war, 1856, all land had to be registered so it could be taxed. That opened a door to buying and selling land. But not by foreigners. Nine years later the empire was still in great debt and decided that foreigners could buy land. Jews started buying parts of ancient Israel. They started to own their ancestral land.
Another 1867 coming up...
So, a missing star caused a war, which caused debt, which cause taxation, which caused buying* land by Jews.
*= They now actually owned it.
Please note another 1867.
1867 is 7 Jubilees after 1517. Seven is the number of completion. Both years are Jubilee years.
The Balfour Jubilee Declaration -
In 1914 the heir to the Austro-
16 October, 1917 -
2 November, 1917 -
"His Majesty’s Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object."
The Balfour Declaration was a Jubilee declaration in a Jubilee year.
2 November was the public declaration/presentation, but 31 October it was agreed upon by the British war cabinet.
Big words from the British Empire about a land they didn’t own or control.
So how would that ever going to happen? War…
Beer=well, sheva=oath. Combined Beersheva. Beersheva is the first and most southern of Israel. Abraham, father of the nation, dug a well there. In Gen 21 we read king Abimelech took that well, Abraham talked to the king and the well was returned. Abraham and Abimelech made a covenant. Well of the oath. Beersheva.
Under general Archibald Murray, two attempts of British troops to capture Jerusalem failed miserably.
In the summer of 1917, yes that same Jubilee year, general Edmund Allenby replaced Murray.
Allenby was devout Christian and decided to start conquering Israel were it started millennia ago, in Beersheva.
Allenby attacked after months of preparation. He seized Beersheva in a single day 31 October, 1917. The same day the British war cabinet approved the Balfour Declaration.
Two days later, General Allenby enters Jerusalem.
The backbone of Allenby's strategy was air supremacy. Reckon missions and keeping enemy planes at bay. Read the next verse with that in mind.
Isa 31:5 The LORD of Heaven’s Armies will hover over Jerusalem and protect it like a bird protecting its nest. He will defend and save the city; he will pass over it and rescue it.
The Battle of Jerusalem ended 30 December 1917, but 8 December was the last full day battle.
Allenby and his army were Anglicans, who went to the Anglican church in Jerusalem on December 8.
The Anglican church had a prayer book written in the 16th century, which Scripture appointed to each morning and each evening of each day. That day Isa 31:5 was the appointed Scripture.
One more coincidence or should I say 'Godincidence? The 14th Air Squadron that patrolled that day had a motto: "I spread my wings and keep my promise."
9 December, the Anglican prayer book had:
Isa 33:20 Instead, you will see Zion as a place of holy festivals. You will see Jerusalem, a city quiet and secure. It will be like a tent whose ropes are taut and whose stakes are firmly fixed.
10 December, the Anglican prayer book had:
Isa 40:2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the LORD has punished her twice over for all her sins.
1335, the number of the end -
Dan 12:12 And blessed are those who wait and remain until the end of the 1,335 days!
28 October 1916 -
On the very last day of 1335 the Brits received American approval for the Balfour Declaration.
16 October 1917 is a Jubilee year. *
In that year Allenby started his campaign from Egypt. The actual victories over Beersheva and Jerusalem took place in the next islamic year.
The Ottoman Empire ruled over Jerusalem 1517-
The Hannukah declaration -
Haggai 2:10 On the twenty-
Haggai 2:15“?‘Now give careful thought to this from this day on
Haggai 2:18‘From this day on, from this twenty-
9 December 1917, was the 24th day of the 9th month on the Jewish calendar.
That was the day after the day the Ottoman army fled Jerusalem. The first day of freedom, which is a blessing.
That day was also the first day of Hannukah, which celebrates the rededication of the Temple after the Seculid Empire occupation. 175-
During that first day of the feast this verse is traditionally read:
Zech 2:12 The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.
So the day that traditionally celebrates the rededication of the Temple after pagans were kicked out in 164BC, was also very valid for 1917 because the pagan Ottomans had been kicked out. What’s more both Haggai and the schedules Zechariah verse for the day, perfectly align with that event.
Hunters and Fishers of man
Jer 16:16 “But now I am sending for many fishermen who will catch them,” says the LORD. “I am sending for hunters who will hunt them down in the mountains, hills, and caves.
The Nazi's were the hunters who make many 1000's of Jews go to Israel.
The fishers are the Zionist movement of Theodor Herzl.
"At Basel, I founded the Jewish State. If I said this out loud today, I would be answered by universal laughter. Perhaps in five years, certainly in fifty, everyone will know it."
1897+50=1947 (50=Jubilee) In that year the UN completed the 'Partition Plan'.
31 August 1897 -
31 August 1947 -
That exactly 50 years. (50=Jubilee)
Herzl publicly released his statement 3 days later on 3 September 1897. Likewise the plan wasn't formally accepted by the UN General Assembly when it was completed, but 3 days later.
BTW: Twain meets Theodor Herzl in Paris, 1894. That’s where Herzl decided to start a Zionist movement. Another ‘coincidence’ that certain people meet.
Cyrus & Truman
Cyrus lived 600/598-
Truman lived 1884-
Cyrus reigned: 559-
Truman's governmental career was 1923-
Cyrus reigned Babylon: 539-
Age when started ruling Babylon: 60
Truman was president 1945-
Age when presidency started: 60
Truman (1948) and Cyrus (559BC), decreed that everyone (Jews) were allowed to return to their country.
As shown earlier the first settlements started in 1878. Adding 70 years brings us to 1948, the year Israel was reborn; the year Truman issued his sanction for Jews to return to Israel.
According to the Bible Cyrus made his decree in the year he had conquered Babylon.
So did Truman, see below for details.
The return of Joseph Ben-
David Joseph Ben-
Israel is symbolically called the kingdom* of David. That kingdom fell when Israel fell in 70AD.
*=This word is translated in many ways (tabernacle, kingdom, house) but the meaning/symbology stays the same.
Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the kingdom of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
David is used as nickname for Christ, because He’s going to rule.
The kingdom was raised up 14 May, 1948, at the rebirth of Israel. On that day this verse was appointed.
Lev 25:13 In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession.
"you shall return" is translated from a single Hebrew word with numerical value of 708.
If you enter 14 May, 1948 on this page you'll see that the year is 5708. The millennium (the 5) is usually not written in Hebrew. Similarly as we write '48 instead of 1948. So Lev 25:13 states which year is the year of return.
BTW 1948 is not a Jubilee year.
When Jerusalem was lost (70AD), the Jews went to Masada which fell 3 years later. (73AD) Click.
The 1947 'Partition Plan' returned Israel to the Jews. Except for Jerusalem that stayed under UN control.
Jordan took full control over the ancient part Jerusalem in 1948. The Jews themselves managed to take control of the recently built parts. It's old Jerusalem that contains the holy sites which the Jordan turned into garbage dumps and urinals.
The song of the Six-
Old Jerusalem would be liberated during the 1967 Jubilee year.
On 15 May 1967, there was a singing contest in honor of Israel's anniversary. A Jubilean song based on Psalm 137 became a huge success that day.
On the day of the song enemy troops moved to Israel's borders. In the evening the USSR gave false report to the president of Egypt, that Israel was about to launch an invasion. Egypt responded by sending troops to the Israeli borders.
On 3 June 1967, the vastly outnumbered Israeli decided to go to war. That night the following the Scripture appointed was:
Num 31:3 So Moses said to the people, “Choose some men, and arm them to fight the LORD’s war of revenge against Midian.
Keep in mind the appointed Scripture is read on a traditional schedule. It wasn't a response to the choice to go to war. At that point nobody except a select few knew about it.
Mt Scopus and the Six-
Two days later the Six Day War started and the vastly outnumbered Israel crushed the enemy forces.
Israel had 3 enemies, Egypt and Syria which it went to war with and Jordan which occupied Old Jerusalem. Israeli troops were ordered to stay away from Old Jerusalem. The action took place on the nearby mt Scopus.
In the past mt Scopus was the HQ of the Roman general Titus who conquered Jerusalem in 70AD.
Here we see a mirror image of history.
The enemy forces used mt Scopus to drive the Jews out of Jerusalem.
The Jewish forces used mt Scopus to drive the enemy out of Jerusalem.
In the next section you’ll see how Jordan got involved in the war.
Tale of the 5 lions, and the liberation of Old Jerusalem
The vastly out numbered Israeli were fighting for survival. They were fighting two different countries (Egypt and Syria), and the last thing they wanted Jordan, who occupied Old Jerusalem involved. So they ask Jordan to stay out of the war and they would stay away from Jerusalem. As expected Jordan was very eager too get involved in the war and they would regret it.
Colonel Ben Ari, was the leader of the Harel Brigade which seized the mountain ridges around Jerusalem.
Colonel Arik Regev was the intelligence officer in the command center.
Motta Gur was the commander of the 55th Paratroopers Brigade.
David Ben Gurion was Prime Minister of Israel.
The day after Jerusalem was liberated, David Ben Gurion walked into Jerusalem through the 'Lion's Gate'. (Lion #1)
That fulfilled this prophesy:
Isa 31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
A threshing floor standing on a threshing floor -
Rabbi Shlomo Goren blew the Jubilee Shofar standing on the Western Wall on 7 June, 1967. Goren means threshing floor'.
King David bought the hill were the Temples stood on. On top of that hill used to be a... threshing floor.
Goren, who was in the front line of the Six Day War battle intended to sound the shofar in the midst of battle. He couldn't because the shofar was destroyed by an enemy attack. Goren got another shofar, but that took a few days. Because the war only lasted 6 days, the first opportunity was sounding it at the end of the war. It was no longer a sound-
At that time Goren was 50 years old. He was born in the previous Jubilee Year; 50 years ago in the year of the Balfour Declaration.
The waiver -
In the 90's the US Senate passed a law that theoretically recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But presidents signed a waiver that the practical recognition would be delayed by 6 months. Spring 2017 Donald Trump signed that waiver
The waiver expired on 5 December 2017. Trump did not sign it and the next day he announced to the world:
I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Through all of these years, presidents representing the United States have declined to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In fact, we have declined to acknowledge any Israeli capital at all. But today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.
The Jubilean steps
1867+50=1917+50=1967+50=2017 (Jubilee year)
We've seen that the restoration of the Jubilee is real and that happens in steps.
2017 was the next step. The most recent step I’m aware of when writing this.
The world refused to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Even the country is declared illegal over and over again by many.
Politics.… the reason for that can be found in the ‘Return to paganism’ section at the end of this page.
America never really recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, until president Donald Trump did so. A political view. A political Jubilee. The Senate passed the degree to recognize Jerusalem on 5 June, 2017. Exactly 50 years from the end of the Six Day War. And yes, 2017 was a Jubilee year.
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All these events set things in motion that lead to restoration.
Starting to see the abundance of ‘coincidences’?
Note about Jubilees. The official Jubilee years start and end on fixed dates that are in no way determined by whatever event.
But besides of that the history shown above and below shows that key events are spaced out exactly 50 years.
And those key events all happened within a official Jubilee year.
The returning to the land on Jubilee isn't just about physically returning but also being authorized to do so.
Christian leaders told Trump, he was going to be a modern day Cyrus. They said so during and before his presidency. The ancient Cyrus was told too.
Isa 44:28 When I say of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd,’ he will certainly do as I say. He will command, ‘Rebuild Jerusalem’; he will say, ‘Restore the Temple.’
Cyrus' decree is linked to a 70 year period.
Jer 29:10 This is what the LORD says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again.
Trump made a similar link.
It was 70 years ago that the United States, under President Truman, recognized the State of Israel.
Truman made his statement 14 May, 1948.
So there's an error? Surely not exactly 70 years. But if you count inclusively then 2017 is the 70th year (1948 counted as the 1st year)
The two houses
6 December 2017, Trump's first year as president, Trump made a statement about moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
Ezra 1:1 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing:
Exactly 70 years ago today, President Truman became the first world leader to recognize the newborn Jewish state. Last December, President Trump became the first world leader to recognize Jerusalem as our capital. And today, the United States of America is opening its embassy right here in Jerusalem.
14 May 2018 -
It was 70 years ago that the United States, under President Truman, recognized the State of Israel.
That is why, consistent with the Jerusalem Embassy Act, I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Trump, 6 December, 2017.
Ezra 1:2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
House in the verse obviously is about the Temple. But, also in Hebrew, house can mean many other things. Temple, palace, home, family/household/dynasty or a dwelling.
With that much flexibility a embassy is a house too. Although of a vastly different kind, both the verse and Netanyahu speak of a house.
Both the verse, Netanyahu and Trump say the house will be in Jerusalem.
Another similarity is that both Cyrus and Trump mentioned how that building should be accomplished.
This will immediately begin the process of hiring architects, engineers, and planners, so that a new embassy, when completed, will be a magnificent tribute to peace.
Ezra 1:4 And whoever is left in any place where he dwells, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, besides the freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.
Because Trump wanted to speed up the process he decided an existing building should be renovated instead of building an embassy from scratch. The consequence of that decision was that the house/embassy was inaugurated 14 May, 2018.
Exactly 70 years before that Truman recognized Israel on 14 May, 1948.
As we have seen the Jubilees often work in stages. Partial fulfillment at each stage. One actions sets the stage for the next. So it's entirely possible that there will be a new Temple later. 50 or 70 years from a past key event. For example 14 May, 2088...
This is different type of link to Jubilees; it requires 2 calendars to work.
1917 to 2017 is 100 years. 2 Jubilees. Both years were Jubilee years.
But on our calender it was not exactly 100 years. 4 days missing.
BTW on the Hebrew calendar it's not exactly 100 years either.
The link is that the first two dates are on 9 December and the last 2 dates are on 18 Kislev.
So if we use 2 calendars, creatively I admit, 9 December 1917 and 5 December 2017 span exactly 100 year.
The mystery of the 7’s
I tried to make things more readable by color coding. I doubt I succeeded :-
Chains of people
Another not so easy to read section. Just try, and see how beautifully God weaved history together.
Not only the years are linked, but also the people who played major roles in (setting up) those events. They may be linked by time, events, jobs, etc.
For about 2000 years there were no Israeli soldiers. But still 1 out 6 soldiers capturing Jerusalem in 1917 were Jewish.
A brief summary of all the dates and events
Note the steps of 50.
Hosea 3:4 This shows that Israel will go a long time without a king or prince, and without sacrifices, sacred pillars, priests,f or even idols!
Hosea 3:5 But afterward the people will return and devote themselves to the LORD their God and to David’s descendant, their king In the last days, they will tremble in awe of the LORD and of his goodness.
That verse obviously is about Jesus.
The Jews were separated from their land in the first century; but they also got separated from their Messiah, Jesus.
Most rejected Him from the very start. The ones that did believe died, faded in history and became Christians.
The Jews became exiled from their land and their Messiah, Jesus.
So their must be a restoration pattern to return to Jesus, like there is a restoration pattern for their land. And there will be because Hosea said so.
"the people will return". The word ‘return’ is a play on words lost in English. Return = Shuv (Hebrew) = Repent.
So in the original language the verse reads: "the people will return and repent"
Deut 30:1 In the future, when you experience all these blessings and curses I have listed for you, and when you are living among the nations to which the LORD your God has exiled you, take to heart all these instructions.
Deut 30:2 If at that time you and your children return to the LORD your God, and if you obey with all your heart and all your soul all the commands I have given you today,
Deut 30:3 then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes. He will have mercy on you and gather you back from all the nations where he has scattered you.
Deut 30:4 Even though you are banished to the ends of the earth,a the LORD your God will gather you from there and bring you back again.
Deut 30:5 The LORD your God will return you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will possess that land again. Then he will make you even more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors!
The Jews first have to return to God, and after that God will bring them back to Israel. We've already seen that the return happened in stages. I think it's safe to state that far from every Jew in the world or even in Israel has returned to God. Yeah, many are (deeply) religious but read back the Hosea verse.
"Deut 30:2 If at that time you and your children embrace messiah Jesus..." is what it really means. And let’s face it, most religious Israeli do not accept Christ as their Messiah.
It's also a fact many Jews returned to Israel. From that follows that before the first group returned at least a small group of Jews must have embraced Jesus. Let's see if we can find such an event during 1867 or before, the year of the first group owning Israeli land.
In the first century, when some of the Apostles still lived there were Jews who believed in Jesus. The so called Messianic Jews or Messianics. I'm telling you that because Deuteronomy speaks of returning to the Messianic belief. It's impossible ‘to return’ to or be ‘restored to’ something that never existed. During the first century the Messianic believe slowly faded away. So when was the return, the first Messianic meeting that triggered the 1867 physical return to Israel?
London, 14 May, 1867 there was a meeting of Messianics who did the standard praying but also set mission goals and wrote up a resolution. That's the first known official Messianic alliance in modern times.
There was a meeting a long time ago, when Jews from every nation were gathered together, and the Lord poured out His Spirit upon them: that was the first Hebrew-
Reminder #1, 14 May 1948, Truman recognized Israel as a country.
Reminder #2, 1867
June 1967, The Summer of Love, was another Messianic revival.
All those men were born during a Jubilee Year and their 'main act'; took place when they where 50 during a Jubilee year.
Also notice that in the year one fulfilled their destiny, the next one was born. Like links in a chain.
I'm aware there are lots of dates mentioned in this article, but I hope you start to see a pattern. You start to see the Hand of God in it, because what are the chances those events are spaced out 50 years so neatly?
Reversals of history
Another reversal of history.
Jerusalem fell in 70AD, 4 years later Masada (the Jew's last stand) fell in 74AD.
The Jews returned to Masada in 1963, 4 years later the Jews returned to Jerusalem in 1967.
More precisely, the four years were 1333 days in both cases.
Jesus ascended/left from mt Olives, so that's where He must return.
Random stuff that doesn’t fit elsewhere
The Law was given on mt Sinai in 1446, Jubilee year
Trump and Truman
Trump was born 14 June, 1946. That was during the second year of Truman in the Office. In the middle of the period when Truman was working on granting the Jewish exiles to return home to Israel.
Trump wasn’t born in a Jubilee year but has a truckload of special numbers connected to him. Click.
In German, the language of Trump's ancestors, his name means drum. In English it means trumpet.
Earlier I wrote about Rabbi Goren and his role in the 1967 Jubilee year. Goren means threshing floor' in Hebrew. But Goren was born in Europe, and there his name was Gorenchick, which means horn.
In Biblical Hebrew horn and shofar are the same. So the men with similar tasks had very similar names.
BTW Donald means world ruler. John, Trump's middle name means YHWH has been gracious.
22 March 2017, Trump issued a statement on Nowruz, the ancient Persian new year's day. (Cyrus was from Persia).
Quote from Trump's speech speaking about and as Cyrus:
Cyrus the Great, a leader of the ancient Persian Empire, famously said that “freedom, dignity, and wealth together constitute the greatest happiness of humanity.”
It’s disputed Cyrus ever made that statement.
Return to paganism
As we've seen, Jubilee means returning to a former state of this age of Jesus. For Israel that means moving to Israel and to Jesus.
Far more hidden is that the Jubilee is also valid for all other nations. The return of the Jews for example was connected to WW2. And WW2 involved many nations from different continents.
Geographically those nations are (roughly) were they were at Jesus death. Around Jesus death the whole world was deeply pagan; except for a few Messianics.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction.
Could that great falling away, involve almost the whole Christian world? Other faiths like islam are already deeply pagan so there is nothing to fall away for them.
The falling away is clearly happening now. Another hallmark of the ancient pagan nations was that they didn't just not believe in Christianity, they hated it and prosecuted it.
Everyone knows how Rome slaughtered Christians. I don't know how things are where you live, but here the secular state kneels for islam. The whole gender circus is a return to paganism too. The world was anti-
But even before Rome got involved the decline started. The Apostles died. The massive pagan influx that did convert to Christianity, but their pagan ways of interpreting Scripture paganized the Messianic belief.
Not date setting here but the next Jubilee is 2067...
Matthew 24:24 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones
Mark 13:22 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.
Pagans are pagan, but the above verses show Christians turn pagan too.
But there is light at the horizon. Returning to the former state, also means returning to before the Messianic belief got paganized. To the time of the Apostles. The time many Christians were just Jews that believed their Messiah (Jesus) had come. See Jesus is extremely Jewish. All their (OT) Scripture points to Him. The Messianic movement is the first sign of that return.
BTW, ‘Christians’ is a later invention. It was ‘followers of the way/path’ at first.
The above may sound a bit contracting. The whole world turns pagan and at the same time ancient faith returns. The way I see it, things return to black and white. Hyper pagan and hype Messianic. No shades of gray like today.
A white Messianic movement in a black pagan world.