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Some critics of our futuristic views of Bible prophecy say that the New Testament does not speak prophetically about a future national Israel. “There is not a single verse in the New Testament that supports the claim that there is prophetic significance in Israel’s restoration as a nation,” declares replacement theologian Gary DeMar. “Beyond A.D. 70, Israel as a nation plays no prophetic role. The New Testament only addresses Israel’s near destruction never its distant restoration.”1 While I believe that there are a number of references, especially in Revelation, that clearly implies that a future nation of Israel is doing various things in their land, Revelation 12 is a whole chapter that deals with national Israel during a future time.