Ok Bubba, now I will let my imagine come to words: Note this is not strict catholic theology but thoughts about the whole matter
I am of the belief that the split had to happen between the Jews and Christianity. The Jews were to be dispursed and they were to be hunted down and killed. The USA went into WWII, after pearl harbor happened through-as history shows- some stange mishaps that allowed the japanese to “surprize attack”. Only the USA was strong enough to kill the nazies and thus find the concentration camps and stop the slaughter. All this happened so that Israel, the nation, could be re-born again in one day. As it is Written. And it is also Written that the Jews from all the world will come to israel. This is happening.
back to Christianty:We had our own problems to stay alive. Rome was killing us. Chrisitianity nearly died away. But what a plan God had.He takes our enemy and makes it the very vehicle by which His Church could flourish. Perhaps Rome was allowed to be so that it could blend with Christianty just so that the Roman Catholic Church could bring the Gosple of Jesus Christ to all the known world. And that she did very well.
But back to the Jews and israel and most important jerusalem.: So why all did this happen? The deaths, the seemingly impossible survival, gaining back jerusalem. There are stories told by all sides of their first war of giant beings ( angels methinks) who appeared and saved battles. I mean why? If the jews don’t matter anymore to God?
And think about this: why a Second Coming at all? If Jesus is to be King of kings and Lord of lords and rule in Jreusalem and sit on David’s Throne, why a need to Come Again. He was raised from the dead. The Veil was ripped from the top down, showing the inner most holy place to all. Jesus could have shown all His Mighty Power given unto Him by His Father, right then and there. take the Throne away from herod, the sniffiling little lustfilled jerk. And rule. A King Jesus would be the Jewish messiah. Enemies would bow down or die.
But, nnnnooooooo, Jesus goes up back to His Father. He does so because prophesy still needs to be filled. What was written about the jews must still happen. Israel must still be born in a day. The jews must once again turn their face to their God. They must KNOW that He is Their God and They ARE His People.
King Jesus has His Bride. Us, Chrisitans. But the Jews, they will become the Wife of God Himself. That is a detail many kinda forget. And when God does that aweful mighty something during coming wars to save Israel, then and only then, will they Know Him once and for all. Because today most of israel is secular. That is gonna change.
There is always a reason why things happen. And God uses all events for His Will. His perfect plan which we humble human beings try desparetly to figure out. The brightest, the best, the most holy of us, always fail in that understanding. By the Power of the Holy Spirit our journey into understanding God is less burdensome, by His Comfort.