The Bible offers up quite a few examples of people who faced some of the same challenges that we will soon face, as these Last Days accelerate. Men and women throughout the Bible were tested in their resolve to believe God and obey Him. And, the Bible records these successes – in enough detail to draw strength from their example.
One of those examples is Gideon (pronounced in Hebrew: GEED-ohn). He was a nobody, with faith in God. That made him a ‘somebody’ in God’s eyes, an enough of a ‘somebody’ to be used by God to demonstrate the power of God.
My hope is that we will take these examples to heart, as we gaze into a terrifying future.
Karen J sent an email, asking me to talk about Zionism. Then others challenged me on other issues about Israel. So, I find myself – yet again – addressing the most important patch of land in the world.
And, it is vital that you get this.
Jesus spoke of Jerusalem – also known as Zion – as a key identifier of the Last Days. The prophets of the Old Testament who are the biggest source of information on the Last Days, also write about the physical land of Israel being key to the Last Days.
Yet, there are so many lies being told about Israel, that I am forced at least once a year to dispel the lies being told about a place that I lived in for 15 years.
More and more people are beginning to realize that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory has no scriptural basis. This is wonderful to hear, for those of us who love the Bible and are horrified by those who twist it. Even better, people are producing books and videos explaining why they have left the pretrib view.
I stumbled over one such video this week, and it encouraged me to dig deeper. My digging uncovered a few more resources for you to look at.
Unfortunately, whenever I do this, I come under Satanic attack. And, this week was no exception.
Many Christians now realize that we live in the Last Days. It’s a reluctant acknowledgement because no one really wants to go through the horrors that await us. We shy away from contemplating the wholesale destruction of our civilization, but it comes, no matter how we feel about it.
However, those of you who have come to the realization that we live in the last days must now think more carefully about WHERE we are in the Last Days. So many lies have been preached that it’s hard to even SEE the Last Days at all.
We are approaching the beginning of the 50th year of the Last Days. They began on June 7th, 1967, and Jesus said that the Last Days would not last longer than a generation.
Are there just 20 years left?
Are there LESS than 20 years left?
THAT, of course, is in the hands of God, but one thing that should concentrate out minds is the meaning of a 50th Year. Seven sevens is forty nine, and we are finishing the forty ninth year of the Last Days.
But, the 50th?
The 50th year is special. It has a name. We have Greek-ized it and call it Jubilee. But, it is more correctly:
Yuval (pronounced: yew-val)
I believe that this marks the beginning of the Last of the Last Days.
There appears to be no country on Earth more reviled than the Jewish State. To hear her detractors speak, you would think that she was responsible for every evil in the world, from crop failures in Zambia to smog in California.
The antisemitism has grown to a crescendo, and I find myself deafened by it. You must be as well, so I thought that I would lay out some of my own observations about Israel, having lived there for 15 years – and with family STILL living there.
Most important of all, Israel is the key to the prophecies of the days that we live in, the Last Days.
If you suffer from such a doubt, read on. But, let me warn you:
You will NOT like what you see.
God chose us to live at this pivotal moment in time. He needed representatives to show His people the way to eternal safety, in the days of suffering that lie ahead. We were chosen for this. You and me.
We just had the anniversary of the beginning of the days that we live in, and we need to remember it, every year.
Because it means that we are one year closer to our final mission.
I stand amazed at the speed with which tyranny grows and the ignorance that has allowed it to prosper. We abandoned clear thought and sound ideas for the dubious illusions of our ‘advanced’ civilization. We will reap the reward for that all too soon, because yes, there is a God, and He is not amused by our foolishness.
God is even less amused by our willingness to condemn the innocent and forget the truth.
God left us with carefully worded messages that lay out the future and His plans, but we no longer read the Bible. So, we can no longer see what is coming.
This week was one of those quiet moments in time in between waves of awful news – a moment that allows you to put awful events into perspective, as well as talk about other issues that need to be addressed. There is, after all, a bigger picture and more things going on in the world than Ebola, World War III and the fall of the American Empire.
So, as the next wave of pandemic, war and financial collapse gathers itself for another attempt to swamp our lives with awful news, we have the opportunity to connect some other dots and look at other problems.
I truly hope that you are concerned about Ebola. Otherwise, you would have to be brain-dead, and that’s not a good situation to be in. The problem is that Ebola is just one of a HUGE number of problems that are almost too much to think about.
This is why, as you look at the future, please consider what ELSE is out there, ready to pounce. These are the Last Days, and the Four Horsemen ride the Earth. Empires will fall, and rise again. Wars and violence will consume the Earth. There will be disease and natural disaster. Billions will die.