Paul in Romans 11 predicted this. Salvation started with the Jews and it ends with the Jews. God has always reserved a remnant among His people Isreal.
In vs 25 he reveals a mystery,
That Isreal was hardened until the full number of gentiles come in. (Are we not seeing that now? The end of the gentile growth and Isreal in thier own (seperate from the gentiles) olive tree be revived vs 24.
And now for the first time in 2000 years the gospel is exploding in Israel, their own separate church, See, OneforIsrael.com.
This is playing out just as Paul said. We will be following them not them to us. Fitting the two clear leaders, 2 witnesses of the rebellion of the antchrist may be, Moses and Elijiah. The signs they show are the signs of Moses and Elijiah. Two Jewish guys not gentiles.
The next thrust of the Holy Spirit ends where it began in Israel.
Persecution of Christians will get worse, much worse and it's coming here. In the parable of the tares, Jesus said he would sift his church of false believers just before he returns. That sifting increases as the man of sin takes over Daniel 7:24 and Revelation 13:7. This is connected directly to what Paul predicted that before the rapture the antichrist will come and with it a great falling away (due to persecution). 2 Thess 2:2-4.
It amazing to scripture unfold before our eyes.
"...when the Assyrians invade our land and march through our fortresses. We will raise against them seven shepherds, even eight commanders, who will rule the land of Assyria with the sword, the land of Nimrod with drawn sword.
He will deliver us from the Assyrians when they invade our land and march across our borders."
To rally the troops, you need a scape goat. Throughout history it is a repeating theme. In the U.S., 1917 it was the Germans put into camps, 1941 the Japanese, next will be the Christians. Things getting worse just shows how desperate Lucifer is. The worse it is, the closer it is. In a way, knowing is peace, unlike others we don't have to worry about what is going to happen, we know.