A friend of mine, who is a scholar at heart and a new believer, asked me to help him understand the rationale for a pre-Tribulation Rapture. I thought I would take the occasion of his questions to outline my thinking in this regard in this forum.
Posts Tagged: Daniel 9:27
Psalm 137:5-6 recounts the ode of the Jewish people:
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill!
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!
Given the fact that the whole world is drunk with hostility toward Israel and the Jews, including a large portion of the professing Christian community, just like this psalm, we also must continue keeping God’s Promised Land and His Chosen People front and center.
The more I interacted with folks responding to my recent Commentary about Mike Adams and Natural News with their hostility to Israel based on Replacement Theology’s (false) doctrine, that led to a lot of additional thought on my part, and the realization that I needed to take one more stab at this topic, even though I initially had no intention of doing so.
The war that Hamas launched against Israel on October 7, 2023 continues to resonate prophetically. Evidence is mounting that this is indeed (or will become) the Psalm 83 War. Under that assumption, the outcome will have significant ramifications for Israel, the entire Middle East, and as a set-up for the future Ezekiel 38 War, a.k.a. the War of Gog of Magog.
There’s been much written about the identity of Babylon and its richly deserved destruction as chronicled in Revelation 17-18. Today let’s try to see what we might learn about this mystery and what light we can shed on this subject.
Bible prophecy teachers are seldom in lockstep about various events in Scripture. One of the seminal prophecies that causes disagreement is the War of Gog-Magog as recounted in Ezekiel 38-39. Although this is among the most detailed of foretellings in the Bible, there are several different takes on when it will occur.