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The World United Against the Lord

The purpose of God is to manifest Himself to the world. This has been His purpose from Genesis 1.1 into the future. The heavens are telling the glory of God. Man is made just a little lower than the angels, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. The Bible is a miracle of communication from God to man. Francis Schaeffer wrote a book called, “He is there and He is not Silent,” here is an excerpt:

“So we have three things coming together: God, the infinite-personal God, who made the universe; and man, whom He made to live in that universe; and the Bible, which He has given us to tell us about that universe. Are we surprised that there is a unity between them? Why should we be surprised?” “With God’s norms of truth, morals, values, and knowing we have…a North Star [which gives] unity to the internal and external world.” 

God manifests Himself as what He is and Who He is when He says, I am that I am, that is my name. God’s self revelation to us makes it more surprising that we turn against Him so easily. The Bible testifies to us that all of humanity, the whole earth will come together in rebellion against God in the last days. The believers in the true and living God will be more and more isolated as Noah, Jeremiah, and the apostles experienced.

“The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the LORD and against His Anointed.” Psalm 2:2

God does not create a world simply
because He can do so, He demonstrates His power, He desires to bring out
the riches of His own being and
character which had otherwise been hidden.

It is made very clear in Romans 1:18-19 that our rebellion against the Lord is against the evidence He provided:

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” Romans 1:18-19

Notice how God is very clear that He has made it evident to everyone that God is there and He is not silent!

On March 29th and 30th of 2022, global elites gathered for the World Government Summit in Dubai. They talked about working with individual governments in a variety of areas. But make no mistake. Their goal is in their name. They want world government.

American economist Dr. Pippa Malmgren said, “What underpins a world order is always the financial system…. And what we’re seeing in the world today, I think, is we are on the brink of a dramatic change where we are about to—and I’ll say this boldly—we’re about to abandon the traditional system of money and accounting, and introduce a new one. And the new one, the new accounting is what we call blockchain. It means digital, it means having an almost perfect record of every single transaction that happens in the economy.” Hallindsey.com

The American experience teaches us that you know it is close to Thanksgiving because Christmas music is playing. We know that the rapture is close because the music of Revelation is playing! The rise of the final government, the revived Roman Empire is evident everyday!

“The European Union is in the final stages of enacting a law called “the Digital Services Act.” The DSA [Digital Services Act] aims to protect internet users by establishing an ‘unprecedented new standard’ for online platforms. Note again that they are not just suppressing “illegal content,” but also “harmful content.” And the EU decides what is and what is not “harmful.” Hallindsey.com

The world has moved closer and closer to complete censorship of biblical values and morals. China has a system to shut down the gospel and the biblical worldview. The European Union as America is doing, has shut down dissent especially the Christian worldview.

Antichrist comes from the revived Roman Empire according to Daniel 9. The European Union has attempted to become a one nation for all of Europe, much like Rome ruled as a Empire for over five hundred years. God says that the last empire, the one that fills the whole earth, will rise from Europe.

The revived Roman Empire is called the ten toes, ten horns, and a kingdom. To understand the revived Roman Empire you have to understand the “times of the Gentiles.” The beginning of the “times of the Gentiles” started in 586B.C. When Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, captured Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem. Even though the Jews have returned to the land in 1948 as a nation and are in control of Jerusalem, the times of the Gentiles continue.

Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of an image, recorded in Daniel 2 shows us prophetically that the end times will include a final ten toes kingdom. In Daniel 7 God describes the final kingdom as a beast that is fierce and scary! The scary monster wants to devour everything in its path on the earth.

“After this I saw in the night visions, and, behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly, and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet; and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns” Daniel 7:7

First, the four beasts of Daniel 7 are four kings or kingdoms that would come upon the earth (v. 17). Second, the fourth beast would be the fourth kingdom, which would be different from all the other empires, and ten kings or kingdoms would arise out of it. Third, just as the fourth empire of the image of chapter 2 has ten toes, the beast that represents the fourth kingdom in chapter 7 has ten horns, symbolic of power. Israelmyglory.com

One ruler rises and dominates all of the other kings among the ten. He will speak blasphemy against God, despise and attempt to destroy the people of God, change the proven laws of time, seasons, and the land, and be a worldwide dictator for three and one-half years, after which God will take away His kingdom and give it to Christ to rule forever.

The antichrist comes to power with a peace deal with the world and Israel. The temple is at the center of the prophecy and we see Israel getting very close to building the temple. Many articles have been written about the building of the temple since March. A small minority in Israel leads the nation towards building the temple. The bible teaches us that this must happen even though there is not a great push for it to get done in Israel. The majority of Jews and Christians in the world could care less about the temple and many do not want it done. God wants it done and so it will be done!

The building of the temple is another manifestation of God in the world that He is in control. It will happen like it happened in the days of Ezra, Zechariah, and Haggai.

“While most Israelis were celebrating Independence Day by having family barbecues, a small group gathered in the Old City of Jerusalem and began chipping away at stones, preparing them to be used to build the prophesied Third Temple. “We have a mitzvah (Torah commandment) to build the Temple. This mitzvah is not conditional or time-bound. We have this requirement at all times. So it is a pity that we are not actively engaged in it. Right now, it is politically complicated for us to begin building on the Temple Mount but that does not exempt us from this mitzvah.” Rabbi Lipo realized that it was possible to begin to actually perform this mitzvah by preparing the stones that will be used to build the Third Temple.” Israel365news.com

We know the rapture is just around the corner because we hear the music of Revelation playing. What a great day to be alive. I hope this article gives you hope and excitement about the day we live.

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Gog Magog Revisit?

Prophecy Update: Gog Magog revisited.                   5/18/2022

Current events require “Watchmen on the Wall” to pay attention to Ezekiel 38-39. The prophecy called Gog Magog confuses many people because God uses the ancient names of the people. The outline of these nations is given to us in Genesis 10. We learn an important fact in the study of these words. Magog traces to a people called the Scythians who live in the territory called Russia and it includes the territory of Ukraine. It is a fascinating prophecy! Ezekiel 38-39 is so specific about a coming war involving nations who align for war in the end times. Who are the players?

“In total, the invading armies include Russia and Turkey from the north, Sudan/Libya (possibly including Algeria and Tunisia) from the south and west, and Iran from the east. Consequently, sometime in the future, an enormous military force surrounds Israel, which is far beyond their capacity to defeat. God alone can deliver them from annihilation, which Ezekiel reveals He does (38:17–23; 39:1–6). foi.org 

I am fascinated by the prophecy because for most of my Christian life, since 1979, I have been following closely the developments of this coming war. I have never considered the war to include only these 9 nations. The reason is given in Ez.38:6…

“Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops—many peoples with you.”

Ezekiel 38:6

Who are the many peoples? The Muslim nations have always fought wars with proxies. Proxies are Muslims that come from other nations. Therefore, the Biblical teaching is alerting us to the fact that many people are coming after Israel in the end times. The Muslim nations are bound and determined to destroy Israel. In the Russian sphere of influence are many Muslim nations (Chechnya, Tajikistan, Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, Syria, Sudan, Libya)  who will participate in this war. Since the war is fought on the northern border of Israel, in the territory of Syria, the war will include Syria and all of the jihadist groups who bind themselves to this endeavor.  

“Magog occurs in the Old Testament on four occasions (Genesis 10:2; 1 Chronicles 1:5; Ezekiel 38:2; 39:6). It identifies a descendant of Japheth in the table of nations, which scholars trace to the ancient Scythians. These tribes lived in the region north of the Black Sea and some consider their territory stretched from Ukraine to Siberia.” foi.org 

The current war between Russia and Ukraine will result in Ukraine joining Russia in the invasion. That does not seem possible at this time because Russia is fighting 40 other nations in Ukraine. How will it happen that Ukraine will join Russia in this war with Israel? We do not know, but that is the fun of being “Watchman on the Wall”, God’s Word will be fulfilled.

“Gomer identified a wild tribe living in the fog-bound region north of the Black Sea, perhaps as far west as the Crimean Peninsula.” blueletterbible.org 

“The Crimean Peninsula houses the naval base called Sevastopol. Ukraine crisis: why Russia sees Crimea as its naval stronghold: Fri 7 Mar 2014, On Thursday, Crimean ministers held a vote in their regional parliament to join the Russian Federation and secede from Ukraine, and to organize a referendum on the issue for 16 March.”  theguardian.com

It is important to understand the reason Russia will never give up the Crimea. Russia is in the far north and does not have one way to get to warm water except for Crimea. Being the only warm water port on Russian territory, they will never give this up. So why all the fuss?

“After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a 1997 treaty with Ukraine allowed Russia to keep its Black Sea Fleet pretty much intact (with 15,000 personnel currently stationed) and lease the base at Sevastopol (extended to expire in 2042). Russia annexed it in 1783, under Catherine the Great, who thought the region symbolized Russia’s links to antiquity. Peter the Great saw Russia’s limited access to the ocean as one of its greatest weaknesses. Peter fought wars against the Tatars (who else) to gain access to the Black Sea, and built Russia’s first naval base in Taganrog (port city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, on the north shore of the Taganrog Bay in the Sea of Azov) in 1698.” theguardian.com 

The Crimea Peninsula is very important to the future war with Israel. This is how Russia along with Ukraine will send troops into the Mediterranean Sea for this war. At least for the last four hundred years, Russia saw Sevastopol as their most important naval base. The Russians call this the final drive south. NATO wants to control the Black Sea. This puts Russia and NATO on a collision course as Ukraine is the unfortunate geography of a broader war. Here is an example:

“US Set To Block Russian Debt Payments, Pushing Moscow Closer To Historic Default: The latest attempt at inflicting maximum punishment and pressure on Russia amid its grinding war in Ukraine has many scratching their heads, as the US is now set to block Moscow’s ability to pay its sovereign debt – though ironically which Russia appears ready and willing to pay, if it weren’t for the far reaching US-led sanctions imposed on its central financial institutions in the first place.” zerohedge.com 

The Russia Ukraine war has caused conflict between Israel and Russia. Ukraine is upset at Israel for not supporting the war against Russia and Russia is mad at Israel for making some statements that support Ukraine. Israel is in a no win position. Add to that, Russia has made statements that threaten Israel, this has not happened before. Then this happened…

“O mortal, turn your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy against him.”

Ezekiel 38:2 (The Israel Bible)

“AFTER RUSSIA OPENS FIRE ON ISRAEL IN SYRIA, RABBIS CONSIDER POSSIBLE “GOG-MAGOG SCENARIO” Media reports claim that a Russian S-300 anti-air battery opened fire on Friday night against IDF warplanes operating over northwestern Syria, marking the first time Russia has actively interfered with an Israeli air attack in Syria.” israel365news.com    

Russia is aligned with the nations listed in Ezekiel 38. In 1979 Iran was part of the west and allied with America. When the Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew Iran, it made the prophecy of Ez.38 a possibility. It took until the 2000’s before Russia and Iran united.  Ukraine will also be part of the coalition to attack Israel and I want to give a historical timeline to prove this:

988 A.D. Kiev-Rus Christianizes under the Orthodox Church. At that time, it was part of what we would call Russia. Kiev and Ukraine endured invasions from Poland, Lithuania, and Turkey and Russia always fought with the Ukrainian people. Many Russians live in Ukraine today and that complicates the ongoing war since 2015. Russia has invaded several other states since 1991, the fall of Communism and the Soviet Union.

1992: Invaded Transnistria. A territory that sits between Ukraine and Moldova.

1999-2009: Putin invaded and fought a war with Chechnya, a Muslim territory. President Bush and Tony Blair from Britain praised Putin for his war with Chechnya after 9/11.

2008: Georgia was invaded by Putin and preserved the territories called South Ossetia and Abkhazia which the Georgian army tried to bring back under control and away from Russia.

2014: Russia marched in to preserve Crimea and not let it be taken over by Ukraine.

2015: Russia marched into Syria and built military bases to protect Bashir Assad, fight those trying to overthrow Assad, (President Obama announced that he would kick Assad out of Syria) and stand against the United States. This set up the Gog Magog battle.

2020: Armenia war. Russian troops marched into Armenia and that are still there.

2022: Kazakhstan and Ukraine. A revolution was tried in Kazakhastan and it failed when Russia sent troops to support the government. Russia sent troops to Ukraine to support the independent territories of Donetsk and Luhansk. Ukraine had an ongoing war with these two territories since 2015 and the Russians supported the independence of these regions because they are aligned with Russia.

The current war in Ukraine is called a special operation by Russia. The goal is to dominate the southern border of Ukraine linking Crimea to the two independent territories in the west, and Transnistria in the East. That means the next city to fall will be Odessa. When that happens, Russia will be done with the special operation. It is anyone’s guess where it goes from there. We know that out of this conflict, Russia will be summoned by the Lord Himself to attack Israel.

The current war in Ukraine with all of NATO is not the biggest problem that Russia is facing. Here is the biggest problem:

‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.”

Ezekiel 38:3

“and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.”

Ezekiel 38:16

 “I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains,” declares the Lord GOD. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother.”   

Ezekiel 38:21

As you can see from these verses, Russia is in a lot of trouble with the LORD. All of the nations that come and attack Israel with Russia will suffer the wrath of God. Why is America not in the mix? Because America will have already been judged, taken down, and diminished. Think about it, if we can get 40 nations against Russia today, how come we can’t get any nations against Russia when they attack Israel? God will fight for Israel. Today, Israel is practicing for this war because Iran says it is five days away from having enough fissile material to make a nuke.

“IDF opens largest training drill in Israeli history: “Chariots of Fire” is taking place one year after it was postponed and is set to last the entire month. The four-week drill will simulate a multifront and multidimensional war against Israel’s enemies in the air, at sea, on land and on the cyber front. The drill will also see the implementation of the IDF’s victory concept.” jpost.com

Elijah was taken up to heaven in chariots of fire, maybe this is a harbinger of us going up in the rapture.  With all of the other stuff happening simultaneously, it sure looks like the rapture is around the corner. Blessings to all of you.

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Missions and Prophecy

Prophecy Update: Missions and Prophecy                 5/4/2022

We are going on a missions trip on May 8-15. This means that next week there will be no update. In this update, I would like to focus on world missions. Jesus was clear with us 2000 years ago; He commanded us to go into the whole world and preach the gospel. For 2000 years, the church has spread to every corner of the earth. The rise of the mission movement paralleled the rise of Israel. Mission trips are still needed because there are lost people and many need to be discipled.

“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

“By 1900, even after a second burst of Protestant missions, there were only 15,000 European and American Protestant missionaries throughout the world. Those who went had short careers; many died within the first two years on the field. Thus the numbers remained quite small. But the magnitude of the modern missions movement must not be measured by the number of missionaries. It must be measured by the growth of the church.” christianitytoday.com 

We needed more missions because there were more people on the earth. From 1900 to today, we have increased the population by 6.5 billion people. God raised up people to influence missions as He raised up the nation of Israel. Here is an inspiring story about William Borden.

“William Borden — No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets. In 1904 William Borden graduated from a Chicago high school. As heir to the Borden family fortune, he was already wealthy. For his high school graduation present, William Borden’s parents gave their 16-year-old son a trip around the world. As the young man traveled through Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, he felt a growing burden for the world’s hurting people. Finally, Bill Borden wrote home about his “desire to be a missionary. One friend expressed disbelief that Bill was “throwing himself away as a missionary. A story often associated with Borden says that, in response, he wrote two words in the back of his Bible: “No reserves.” home.snu.edu    

God called Borden to the ministry and as you will see, God used him in an incredible way. I have used his story in the past to inspire people to share the gospel and go into missions.

“Even though young Borden was wealthy, he arrived on the campus of Yale University in 1905 trying to look like just one more freshman. During his first semester at Yale, Borden started something that would transform campus life. One of his friends described how it began: “It was well on in the first term when Bill and I began to pray together in the morning before breakfast. Borden’s small morning prayer group gave birth to a movement that soon spread across the campus. By the end of his first year, 150 freshman were meeting weekly for Bible study and prayer. By the time Bill Borden was a senior, one thousand of Yale’s 1,300 students were meeting in such groups. He wrote in his bible, upon graduation from Yale, Borden turned down some high-paying job offers. It has been reported that in his Bible, Bill Borden wrote two more words: “No Retreats.” home.snu.edu 

God used Borden in an incredible way in college. He did what I want my students to do. Be faithful to get in the Word and pray, watch God do His thing. Ministry is so fun when you have the right perspective. It is God’s work Gods way! There are no little people and no little places for the Lord to use His people. At the same time, God raised up people to reestablish Hebrew as the language of Israel.

“William Borden went on to do graduate work at Princeton Seminary in New Jersey. When he finished his studies at Princeton, he sailed for China. Because he was hoping to work with Chinese Muslims, he stopped first in Egypt to study Arabic. While there, he contracted spinal meningitis. Within a month, 25-year-old William Borden was dead. Was Borden’s untimely death a waste? Not in God’s perspective. As the story has it, prior to his death, Borden had written two more words in the back of his Bible. Underneath the words “No reserves” and “No retreats,” he is reported to have written: “No regrets.” home.snu.edu  

Yes, it is tragic that Borden died so early, but God used him to inspire the student volunteer movement and missions exploded again. This led to the college ministry movement and by WW2 we saw some great ministries start. Navigators, Campus Crusade, Inter-Varsity, and a host of others were started during WW2 and after!

This is what happened, think about these stats?

“In 1800, perhaps 1 percent of Protestant Christians lived in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. By 1900, this number had grown to 10 percent. Today, at least 67 percent of all active Protestant Christians live in countries once considered foreign mission fields. And the church is still growing rapidly, even explosively, in many areas—Korea, sub-Saharan Africa, Singapore, and the Peoples’ Republic of China.” christianitytoday.com  

Another story that has inspired me towards world missions is the Moravians.

“The Moravian Community of Herrnhut in Saxony, in 1727, commenced a round-the-clock “prayer watch” that continued nonstop for over a hundred years. By 1791, 65 years after commencement of that prayer vigil, the small Moravian community had sent 300 missionaries to the ends of the earth. Could it be that there is some relationship between those two facts? Is fervent intercession a basic component in world evangelization? The answer to both questions is surely an unqualified “yes.” christianhistoryinstitute.org 

When God wants to move, He inspires people to pray. In all of my studies about revival, they always started with an unusual movement of prayer. I say unusual because it started innocently with some Christians in a barn, or a dorm room, or in a business. Usually they start off small then God moves. This is how the revivals of 1730, 1810, 1859, 1905, and 1967 started.

“The story of Count Zinzendorf and the Moravians is truly one of the greatest in church history! God used these humble, simple believers to launch the first Protestant 24/7 prayer movement and the first Protestant missionary movement, taking the gospel to the ends of the earth! For Zinzendorf, gospel-centered, loving fellowship with Christ was the essential manifestation of the Christian life. He had chosen from an early age as his life-motto the now famous confession, “I have one passion; it is Jesus, Jesus only.” owpc.org  

What always amazed me about this story is the simple faith and commitment of the people. This led to the 100 year prayer meeting that fueled missions to every continent!

“Heitz, Zinzendorf’s manager, in writing a letter to Zinzendorf gave the name of this place Herrnhut which had a double meaning…first it would be a place under the Lord’s watchful care,  a place of refuge under the canopy of the Lords’ presence. Secondly, it would be a place where the Moravians would keep Watch before the Lord, in prayer and intercession.  A key verse for Zinzendorf was Isaiah 62:6,

“On your walls O Jerusalem, I have set watchman; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent, you who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise on the earth.” owpc.org  

I have been praying Isaiah 62:6-7 for 27 years. I was so inspired to pray this verse because it is prophetic in nature, it is about the Lord establishing Jerusalem. The timing of God doing this coincides with every nation hearing the gospel. God gave Jerusalem back to Israel in 1967. Since that time, the rapture of the church has been in play. We who believe that God is going to lead the world to the Tribulation Period also believe that Jerusalem is going to be the main sticking point for the world.

Here are a few verses about this truth:

“Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”

Luke 21:24

“It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.” Zechariah 12:3

“I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.”

Joel 3:2

It is never wise to curse Israel and tell the world that Jerusalem is not the capital city of Israel. That will bring the curse of God quick. That, America has done in the last few days! Revivals are happening all over the world, Iran, China, Africa. I hope that America sees a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Thursday is national day of prayer, pray for revival.

“The Biden Administration Tells Israel They Have No Right To The Temple Mount And Warns That Jews Praying There Is ‘Provocative’ And Must Stop: Think of how obscene it is saying that Jerusalem must be an “international city” and cannot come under the control of the very people to whom God gave the city to thousands of years ago. Whenever there is a problem on the Temple Mount, it is always blamed on the Jews, never on the Muslims who attack them constantly. Jerusalem is not an international city, it is God’s city in the kingdom of Heaven, and that Day is coming when King Jesus will remind everyone just who the land-LORD really is.” nowtheendbegins.com 

Russia Says Israeli Settlements in Syria’s Golan Heights Threat to Regional Stability: Speaking during a meeting of the UN Security Council, Vasily Nebenzya said: “Israel’s settlement plans in the occupied Syrian Golan threaten to undermine regional stability.” tasnimnews.com 

“Very serious clash erupting between Russia and Israel as Russian foreign minister says, ‘the worst anti-Semites are Jews.’ allisrael.com 

As Russia and America race to curse Israel, God is saving people all over the world. The Rapture of the church is close and God has increased missions exponentially the last two hundred years. Historically you can see the rise of missions and the rise of Israel parallel each other. It is so thrilling to be alive at this special time in history. I will leave you with this verse:

“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Matthew 24:14

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