A friend sent me a link to an online message from about three months ago in the aftermath of the October 7, 2023 atrocity of Hamas terrorists attacking Israel. In this Prophecy Update I’ll go over what the pastor said, why he’s wrong despite how self-assured he was, and discuss why it’s so hard to find common ground in the Christian community when our eschatological, i.e. our end-times, beliefs vary so widely.
Posts Tagged: Tribulation Rising
Here we are in the New Year of 2024 – a year that some have said could have a Black Swan event.
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.
One of the bedrock beliefs I’ve had concerning the Rapture is that it is analogous to the Galilean wedding. After the Son’s betrothal to His Bride, He goes back to His Father’s house, prepares the bridal chamber, and then comes to get His Bride when the Father determines it is time to do so (John 14:1-3). As a result, the Rapture is an imminent event, not tied to anything earthly that someone could point to in order to predict Christ’s return.