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News and Bible Prophecy, 16 November 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 November 2012 08:18

Has the war of Ezekiel 38-39 Begun?

Bombed Out Building by The Israel Project

So much has happened in the last few days.  In the United States, people from all across the country have been signing petitions to secede from the Union; on the other hand, people have been petitioning for the secessionist petitioners to be stripped of their citizenship or be exiled from the country.  On the other side of the world, terrorists have been firing missiles into Israel, and Israel is responding.

It looks like we very well may be seeing the beginning of the war predicted in Ezekiel 38 and 39.  I was talking about this while I rode into church tonight with my husband.  He wondered what was different between Israel making an attack this time and Israel making an attack the dozens of times that they have before.  My answer to this is that war seems to be on the horizon for everybody, not just Israel.

The Bible tells us what lies in store for the world.  You can never be 100% sure if you're interpreting prophetic scripture correctly until it has past; the Bible isn't clear enough to tell us exactly when the predictions will happen.  We can tell, however, that there are clear signs that do match up with today.  150 years ago, people thought that Russia could not be Gog and Magog of prophecy because Russia was at the time a Christian nation.  15 years ago, people wondered why the United States was not in Bible prophecy; they speculated that New York was Babylon, or that the Rapture would incapacitate the US tremendously because of all the Christians that were in it (I was already interested in Bible Prophecy at the time, so I can say that because I took part in debates like that).  I believed back then that Babylon was the literal Babylon located in Persia, but I did think that the US would be incapacitated when all the Christians disappeared in the Rapture.  Now, it seems more clear that the US was not listed in prophecy because the US will not be powerful when it happens.  Sure, there still are quite a few Christians in this country, and if the Rapture were to happen today, the US would feel it; but we already seem to be in the decline.  If there was another Civil War, that could easily take us out of the war in Ezekiel 38 and 39; by the time the Tribulation occurs and the Christians are gone, the US is likely to be only a shell of its former self.

The US does not really play a prominent part in the war of Ezekiel 38-39.  Obama doesn't really support Israel, but a lot of Americans still do.  I'm not sure why we don't participate.  Will the US be too absorbed in their own problems?  Will Obama stay out or act like he supports Israel because the people do?  I could only speculate.  What I do know is that the world economic situation is terrible, there are tons of unhappy people on this planet, and there are a lot of nations just waiting for the opportunity to fight out their differences.  Pray.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 09:12
News and Bible Prophecy, 11 November 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 November 2012 07:07

Turning Back and Tempting God

This evening in church, the preacher talked about Psalm 78.  While this is not typically a prophetic passage, it does illustrate how the Nation of Israel, particularly that of the tribe of Ephraim, acted.  We can learn from them today.  This chapter talks about how, even though God delivered the Israelites from the hand of the Egyptians, "they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel" (v. 40).  Haven't people in the United States done this?  God miraculously delivered them from the hands of the British, and although the majority followed God for a long time, to one degree or another, today, many people reject Him.  Out of those that do claim to be God's, many only think about him on Sundays, and forget to pray the rest of the week.  Even those that are the best of Christians often watch movies and read books that God hates.

I can think of one family in particular, that once attended a church that I attended.  At church, you would think that they were the best of Christians.  They seemed so pious; if the church held a vote for deacon, a lot of people would think that the dad of the family deserved that position.  While they seemed nice enough, at home they liked to play violent video games, were unforgiving towards family members, and were not the perfect Christians that you would think that they were.  I know that a lot of us are probably that way, but if even those that we think are the "very best" of Christians behave this way, what about the rest of us?

As a whole, we are not the Christians that we should be, and we have turned against God.  Why should we expect God to continue blessing us, when we can't even follow his commandments?  Yes, I know that there are still people who put God first.  We may have come to that point in history where the people that do put God first are outnumbered by the people that don't, and will have to wait until they reach the heavenly realms before they receive many of the blessings that God wants to give them.  Let's not forget that those of us that are Christians are not living for the current day, but are living for the day that we see eternity.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 07:19
News and Bible Prophecy, 8 November 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 November 2012 22:30

The US election is over, and half of America voted for the candidate that doesn't support Israel.  The majority of people in some of the states voted for measures that supported assisted suicide, taxpayer-funded abortions, recreational drug use, and other measures that are against what the Bible says.  Still, the prophetical timeline marches on.  The US will pay for their vote.  I was thinking about the elections, and realized that perhaps some people will wake up when they face the pain that will inevitably follow.  If those of us that support the Bible have to suffer as well, then it is for a cause.  If we suffer and people turn to God as a result, then it will be worth it.  Still, it doesn't mean that it will be easy.

The results of the election can confirm that we probably really are in the end times.  The Bible says that in the last days, perilous times will come.  There will be a great falling away, and many people will stop loving God and will stop loving each other.  If Mitt Romney had been elected, then it might have given us a signal that the end times weren't as close as we thought we were.

For a while, I have said that we were in the end times, and I didn't think that we were headed to a period of revival in the world, but that doesn't mean that I will stop fighting.  I'm going to still tell people about Jesus.  I'm going to still fight for the United States, and for freedom.  I will still pray for Israel.  God will take care of us, even in the end times.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 November 2012 06:01
News and Bible Prophecy, 9 November 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 November 2012 04:08

The new cover of Newsweek shows Obama as a conquering hero, wearing Napoleon's (or is it George Washington's?) coat with a sword and the title "The Obama Conquest".  Despite only winning about 51% of the popular vote, people are seemingly ready to hail the re-elected president as the messiah again.  The president can seem to do no wrong with his voters, even after ordering the ambassador and three former Navy Seals to not receive any help, thus leaving them to die.  As I wrote in 2009 in an article called The Bible, Obama, and Messiah Worship, it's a very bad idea to let other people think that you are the messiah.  On the other hand, it is a very bad idea for people to worship a leader, any leader, as god (except for the real Jesus, but he's not here on earth right now).  Covers like this almost seem to depict the president as god, but here's a warning: if you worship him as god, you're going to get what you deserve.

It doesn't work well when you worship a leader as god.  Just ask the people of North Korea.  Oh, wait, you can't, because they're not allowed to have contact with the outside world.  Ask the people who lived under Stalin, or Hitler, or Mussolini.  Most of them are dead, but if you could ask them, most wouldn't say that it turned out well.  You could always read history to see what happened.  Two of my favorite books on the subject are Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and In the Garden of Beasts.

Today is the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht.  I suppose that today would be a fitting day for this anniversary.  In Europe, the date is written 9/11/12.  Kristallnacht was when a charismatic leader (Hitler) decided to make a move against the Jews, after one Jew decided to shoot a German Embassy official in Paris.  Businesses were broken into, synagogues were destroyed, and Jews were beaten.  That is what happens when a charismatic leader seems to bewitch a nation.  Although, the charismatic leader didn't really go against his supporters at first.  As long as they were Nordic and not disabled, and did what they were told to do (include breed when told to breed, or kill when told to kill) they were okay.  Their consciences might have suffered, but they survived, if they weren't killed in World War II.  Of course you can't really say the same thing about the early communist leaders.  All of them were killed, except for Trotsky, who was out of the country, and Stalin, who later took over for Lenin.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 November 2012 05:56
News and Bible Prophecy, 7 November 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 19:42

The 2012 election is over, and the Christian United States lost big time.  We should never forget what the Bible said about the nation of Israel: "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee" (Genesis 12:3).  Over the past four years, Barack Obama has not supported Israel through his actions; whether knowingly or ignorantly, the American people have decided to vote a curse upon themselves.  I hope we all enjoy them.

Nevertheless, the Bible has predicted that this all would happen in the past.  Even as early as the mid-1990s, I knew that the United States was not in the end-times prophecies of the book of Revelation.  Back then, everybody was saying that the USA was Babylon, but I wasn't buying it.  There is a literal Babylon, and from what my research suggests, they will become a wealthy nation at some point in time.  God is on the throne, he knew that this would happen, and it has all been prophesied in the past.  It doesn't mean that it's any easier to live though.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 November 2012 06:01

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