December 31, 2013

Dave Dolan our broadcast partner in the Middle East will take a look at 2013 and a preview of 2014

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As promised we are going to go now to the Middle East as we look at a Middle East News Update with David Dolan.

JD: I have heard the leaders of Israel say Iran is their number one threat; as we look into 2014, is that still the case today?
DD: Yes, Iran will continue to be Israel's number one threat, number one enemy for the next year as long as there is any sort of a nuclear program going on and as long as it's leaders continue to talk the way that they still are talking despite this nuclear accord that was signed in late November. The head of the Iranian revolutionary guards basically threatened a coup against the Rouhani government there if it continues negotiations with the United States. The revolutionary guard is  a very hard line Islamic Militia so we could have something like that happen, if that happened, then I predict Israel would take advantage of any internal bust up in Iran to strike at it; that could come Jimmy, at any time in 2014 despite this nuclear accord which Israeli's see is already coming apart.
JD: The Israeli's have threatened to do a preemptive strike on the weapons program, a nuclear weapon of mass destruction there in Iran, do you think that is going to be a go if indeed there is not a reversal by the Iranians?
DD: If the Iranian regime does not agree to destroy the centrifuges, then Israel will do it.
JD: In Syria, they are almost at three years of a civil war, is that a threat to Israel?
DD: Jimmy, this has turned into one of the most brutal wars of the last few decades. This is almost unprecedented for the Middle East, a major war is raging and again it's not only that it's raging right on Israel's northern border, which it is, but it is raging in a country that is still in a state of formal war against Israel.
JD: Let's go to the south and look at Egypt; Moslem brotherhood taken out of the presidency, and then called a terrorist organization. I don't believe the Moslem brotherhood is going to go away. What about Egypt?
DD: No, the Moslem brotherhood won't go away, even when it was banned for many decades, it still was active underground and now it's banned again as you just stated and it, I'm sure, will still be active.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Let me remind you that David Dolan can only forecast what will happen in 2014 based upon his own thoughts, but in addition to that, his research and his own experience that he has had in the area of the Middle East.

However, God's Word is absolute in the area of Bible prophecy. Let me suggest these prophetic passages with a focus on the issues covered in my interview with David Dolan. 

Iran is Israel's number one enemy, to find out about that in Bible prophecy; Ezekiel 38:5 where Persian is Iran today. 

Syria as a threat to Israel is foretold in Daniel 11:40-43; king of the north there would be Syria.

And Egypt, along with the Moslem brotherhood, is talked about in Daniel 11:40 where the king of the south is Egypt today.

The Palestinian threat to the Jewish state is talked about in Malachi 1 and Ezekiel 35; and concluding with their destruction forever in the book of Obadiah.

December 30, 2013

Ken Timmerman, our broadcast partner in Washington, gives us a review of 2013 and a preview of 2014

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As we begin this special edition of Prophecy Today, a look into 2014, we bring to you the man that gives us insight into the geo-political activities across the world, Ken Timmerman.

JD: Let me ask you this  first question, is America still a major factor in our world today or have we faded?
KT: America will remain a major factor in world affairs for quite some time to come, but weakened and wounded. We are going to have a smaller footprint around the world when it comes not just to our military presence but I believe also our economic influence.
JD: What do you consider the greater threat, is it our economic situation here in America and as it relates to the world or is it the present administrations foreign policy that may cause us the most problems?
KT: That's an interesting question, and I think they are linked. I think this administration starts from a world view which is predicated on the notion that America is the problem and not the solution and when you see America as the problem to be cured, you go about to reduce America's influence, to diminish America's footprint, to harm the American economy.
JD: What about Russia, they have a desire to be a super-power, are they on the pathway to making that happen?
KT: I believe that's the case. Putin and the people around him are nostalgic for the Soviet Union, they would like to reclaim some of that lost influence that they had around the world.
JD: I want to talk about Islam and the role it is going to have in 2014?
KT: We're going to see an increase in the infighting between the two major sects of Islam, the Shiites and the Sunnis. We are going to see that in Syria where they have come into open conflict, where you have the Saudis and the Kutries supporting the Muslim brotherhood, the Sunni Islamist opposition to Assad, and you have the Iranians, the Shiites supporting Assad and his Alawites that ordinarily would be considered a heretic sect of Islam. So I think you are going to see increasing conflict between Sunni and Shiites, it could spill over into Iraq in a major way as car bombings and violence is on the increase in that country as well.
JD: You have covered over the years the persecution of Christians, in particular in the Middle East, is it going to get worse in 2014?
KT: Yes, it will get worse. I see nothing on the horizon to improve the situation. There is no great voice in support of the Christians, so I see no one on the horizon to become their champion.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Ken Timmerman with a preview of 2014 as it relates to geo-political activities in our world today. Let me remind you that Ken can only forecast for 2014 based upon his thoughts, his research and his experience in the area of the world that he is covering.

God's Word is absolute in the area of Bible prophecy. Let me suggest these prophetic passages with a focus on the issues covered in my interview with Ken Temmerman. The United States is only referred to in Zechariah 14:2. Economics will play a key roll in the last days, that's Revelation 18. Russia is a is a major player in the last days, Ezekiel 38:2. Islam is the lowest common denominator in the alignment of nations as foretold in Ezekiel 38; and believers will be martyred in the time of the tribulation, Revelation 6:9.

December 27, 2013

The zoning board in the city of Jerusalem has granted access to religious Jews to a spring mentioned in the Garden of Eden

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An ancient spring that was mentioned in the Bible as the spring or river Gihon, recorded in the passage in the Holy Scriptures of the account of Creation, is now a place of opportunity for religious men to take a ritual bath in this sacred body of water.

The Gihon Spring in Silwan in the Eastern section of the city of Jerusalem is the site for Jewish men to perform their traditional ritual in the immersion pit, the activity religious Jews are required to do before entering the Temple Mount.

This spring in Jerusalem is considered to be the spot where Adam went after his sin in the Garden of Eden.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Religious Jewish men can now use the one spring in the Garden of Eden to take a ritual bath before entering the Temple Mount, evidence we are living in the end times according to Bible prophecy.

The city of Jerusalem zoning board recently approved the construction of a special project at the Gihon Spring in the City of David which is the original site of the city of Jerusalem. Religious men will use the immersion pit being constructed at the Gihon Spring to take their ritual bath required before they can enter the Temple Mount. However, there is a problem with this decision by the zoning board. The construction project is located in Silwan, a Palestinian neighborhood in the area.

This controversy today is part of the scenario that was foretold by the ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah in Zechariah 12:2. As to the statements that the site on the Gihon is where Adam went after his sin in the Garden of Eden, this statement is confirmed in Scripture only as it refers to the Gihon River being in the Garden of Eden, Genesis 2:10. The Gihon was the one river in the garden which was located in Jerusalem according to I Kings 1:33, 45. The Gihon River was the one river in the garden that became four rivers somewhere outside of the Garden of Eden.

Ezekiel 36:35 says that the Jews will be given back their Garden of Eden in the last days.

December 26, 2013

Islam is destroying democracy in France and all across Europe

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A recent report says that Islam in France is destroying the nation of France. This recent report says that Islam is increasing in influence and power in the European continent. With more on that story, here's my broadcast partner Dr. Rob Congdon.

Dr. Rob Congdon: There's a growing movement throughout Europe bringing many cultures from around the world, uniting them together into one union will actually make for a better world as people understand each other, they live together and they blend. What has happened is as Islam has come in, they have come in in massive numbers particularly in France.

They have come up from Africa and as they have come in, instead of blending in or the melting pot concept, they are basically starting to assert themselves and trying to take over. The support is growing for limiting migration into the European Union, particularly Muslim integration because they see it is not working and this is tough on them because they really promoted the idea in the past to bring in all these people.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Islam plays a major role in our world today which is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Islam is a major factor throughout the entire Middle East, but also in many nations in Europe. European leaders are working to get control of the situation which seems to be worsening day by day. The ancient Jewish prophets never mentioned the word Islam however they did reveal an end of times scenario that would factor in many nations in the Middle East and Europe that have one thing in common, they are Islamic. For example in the book of Daniel chapter 11 verses 40-43 you'll read about the King of the North, modern day Syria and the King of the South, Egypt. In Psalm 83, the Psalmist mentions a number of nations that will align themselves to destroy the Jewish state of Israel, nations like Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian people.

In Ezekiel 38, the ancient Jewish prophet mentions Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and the nation of Libya. The lowest common denominator among these nations is that all of them are of the Islamic faith. Now with the spread of Islam across Europe and its growing influence in these European nations, you can see how the prophetic scenario found in the Bible of the alignment of the nations moving to destroy the Jewish state of Israel is coming more into focus.

The growth of Islam in Europe is indeed helping to set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

December 25, 2013

There has been a miraculous mysterious birth reported to have taken place in a shepherd's field near Bethlehem in Israel

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We have a report of a birth taking place in an open field near the little Arab village of Bethlehem. The shepherds are reporting they have found the newborn babe with His parents; the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger, a food trough for the animals.

There are also reports that last night, their were Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in the skies over and around Bethlehem. Some of the shepherds are saying that the UFOs were actually angels and this host of angels were actually singing joyful songs of the long awaited Jewish Messiah. There are unconfirmed reports that this little baby is the One that has been spoken of by the ancient Jewish prophets for hundreds of years, the one to be born in Bethlehem and to become the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, the Son of God.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The birth of Jesus Christ fulfilled all the prophecies in the Bible for the presence of God with us - Emmanuel - and it does actually set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

For over 2,000 years the story of the birth of Christ - which is recorded in four chapters of the Bible Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2, actually only 168 verses - has been responsible for authors writing so many books that one library could not contain all of the volumes. The composers have penned the music and lyrics for musical manuscripts with Jesus Christ as the theme of these musical numbers, the most used theme in all of music history.

Though Jesus never traveled more than 100 miles from His hometown, men and women have traveled to the far reaches of this earth to tell others the story of this man, the God-man born 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem. It is interesting to note that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, started in a cradle, a manger, He carried His cross to where they would crucify Him, but death could not keep Him, He arose from the dead 3 days later. As He left this world to go back to Heaven, He promised that He would come again to earth, this time wearing a crown.

This God-man, Emmanuel - God with us - came by way of the cradle to the cross and soon He will come wearing a crown; Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who has and will fulfill Bible prophecy.

December 24, 2013

The Little Town of Bethlehem Prepares for the Celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ

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Even at a time in history when the conflicts in the Middle East seem ready to explode, this is also a time  for the world to look at the Middle East and into the little town of Bethlehem which is ready to celebrate  the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Right now we take you to our broadcast partner, David Dolan, with a report on what's happening in Bethlehem.

"Well Jimmy I have been in Bethlehem for Christmas, many, many times and it really is always a blessing; although it's crowded and noisy and when you get crowds there is pushing and shoving, it's got the features of life, but just to be in the spot on the earth where the Messiah came as Micah said He would ... 'ye little Bethlehem out of you is going to become the wonder of the world'...and He did come born as the King of Israel... and there He was. To celebrate that is such a special thing, a wonderful time of the year."

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in the little town of Bethlehem is evidence of the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, but it is also evidence that Jesus Christ will come a second time, possibly in the near future, according to Bible prophecy.

Almost two thousand years ago there was a miraculous event that took place in that little town of Bethlehem, an event that has been reported around the world down through the centuries. Christmas Eve in Bethlehem is a joyous time for Christian pilgrims from around the world that gather to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. Hundred's and even thousand's will gather in Manger Square in front of the Church of Nativity to sing the Christmas carols and celebrate the birth of the God-man,Emanuel, God with us, the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

The Bible said that Jesus must be born in Bethlehem Ephratah, that's Micah 5:2. In that prophetic passage of Micah we also learn that Jesus will be born to be the ruler of this world, during a one thousand year Kingdom yet to come. In fact, Micah 4:8 says that the Messiah's birth at Migdal Eder, the tower of the flock, is evidence that Jesus will one day come back to Jerusalem and set up his kingdom. The tower of the flock, Migdal Eder, is at the edge of the Shepherd's fields where Priestly Shepherd's watched over their lambs that were to be sacrificed at the Temple about three  miles away in Jerusalem. Therefore, the sacrificial lamb, Jesus Christ, had to be born at Migdal Eder. Prophecies for the First Coming of Jesus Christ were fulfilled in absolute detail, as will be the case for the prophecies for the Second Coming. Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.

December 23, 2013

The highest ranking Moslem cleric in Saudi Arabia is calling for all churches to be destroyed

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The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheik Abdul Abdullah, says that it is necessary to destroy all churches in the Middle East, and he based his declaration on the Islamic holy book, the Hadith, which quotes Mohammad as saying on his death bed, that only Islam can be practiced in the Middle East.  The Mufti asserted that all law in the Middle East must conform to Sharia, the law of the Koran as revealed by Allah, the Islamic god. 

This declaration by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal article written by the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations which stated that Arab discrimination against Christian minorities is a prevalent phenomenon throughout the Arab world. 

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A declaration by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia that Christian churches in the Middle East must be destroyed is a page out of Bible prophecy. 

Over the last several years there have been many reports of Christian churches being destroyed and church attenders being killed by radical Islamists.  This phenomenon has been on the increase in recent days and the declaration from the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia that all Christian churches in the Middle East must be destroyed, will only add to the urgency of this destruction by Moslem radicals. 

Across the Arab world, more and more Christians and their churches and leaders, are the focus of a fast growing element in our world today who say only the Islamic religion is the one that all of human kind must be a part of in this time in history.  This scenario unfolding today was actually written about in a yesterday over 2000 years ago.  John, the human writer of the book of Revelation, wrote of the slaughter of believers in Jesus Christ in a number of locations in the book of Revelation.  Revelation 6:9-11 foretells of a time when those who stand for the Word of God, the Bible, and who have a testimony that Jesus Christ is their Savior, these believers will be killed.  Revelation 20:4 says that they will be beheaded for their faith.  These Biblical prophecies are referring to the time of Tribulation, that seven year period of judgment on the earth following the Rapture and before the Second Coming of Christ. 

The Grand Mufti's call for all Christian churches in the Middle East to be destroyed is indeed a lead up to Bible prophecy being fulfilled.

December 20, 2013

An Islamic cleric in Israel says that he would rather die than to see the rebuilding of a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem

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Sheik Raad Salah, the leader of the Islamic movement in Israel and speaking to Muslim students at Haifa University, told them that he would rather die than to give up the Islamic holy site where the Dome of the Rock is located in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and suggested the students should be ready to do the same.

Sheik Salah also repeated his claim that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was intending on completing his plan to gain control of the Temple Mount and to rebuild the Jewish temple on the site that Muslims believe is holy - the third holiest site after Mecca and Medina.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Muslims that would give their lives to protect and possess the Temple Mount in Jerusalem area actually setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is becoming more and more a center of controversy. The Temple Mount is the third holiest piece of real estate for Muslims. To the Jews, it the most holy site in all of the world and the site of the first and second Jewish temples . Muslims who are ready to die to protect and possess this site would fit a scenario that will be played out in the last days according to Bible prophecy.

Zechariah said that the Temple Mount would be the center of controversy in the end times (Zechariah 12:2). Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Joel said that the Muslim world would come to Jerusalem to take it from the Jewish people (Isaiah 51:3, Ezekiel 36:35, and Joel 2:3). Ezekiel also wrote of a temple on the Temple Mount for the Messiah to rule and reign from that location (Ezekiel 40 - 46). Ezekiel's temple is the temple for the kingdom period in the future.

The next temple to be erected on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem will be the one standing during the seven year Tribulation period (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, II Thessalonians 2:4, and Revelation 11:1). However, this next temple will not be built until after the Rapture when Christians depart from Earth for the heavens. Until that time, no one can build the temple even Prime Minister Netanyahu.

December 19, 2013

Egypt's highest ranking Muslim cleric wants all Jews removed from Jerusalem

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Ahmed a- Taib, the highest ranking cleric in Egypt and one of the most important clerics in the entire Sunni Arab world, has called on all Muslims who value their religion, to join him in his effort to stop the Judaization of Jerusalem. A- Taib has set up a special committee to prevent the progress of the Zionist plan to Judaize Jeruslaem and the Islamic cleric has called on all Muslim leaders to commit to using whatever sources that they have at their disposal to defend al Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The call by an Egyptian Muslim cleric to liberate the city of Jerusalem is a call to arms in the Islamic world but it is also a page out of Bible prophecy for the last days. 

The highest ranking Muslim cleric in Egypt and perhaps the entire Sunni Arab world has set in motion a plan to remove all Jews from the city of Jerusalem. Underneath the banner of a campaign to stop the Judaization of Jerusalem, Ahmed a- Taib has called on all Muslims everywhere to join his efforts to remove Jews from Jerusalem and to use every source at their disposal to achieve their goal. A meeting between A- Taib and the leaders of the Islamic terror group Hamas brought a strategy together for achieving their goal of a Jew free Jerusalem. This report is tangible evidence of how the prophetic scenario found in Bible prophecy is quickly approaching the fulfillment on each of the prophecies related to the city of Jerusalem. 

Zechariah 12:2 says that in the last days Jerusalem will be the center of controversy. The Davidic Covenant found in II Samuel 7 reveals that the Lord will place the Jews in Jerusalem forever and there He will protect them from all of their enemies. Jesus Christ said that He would return to Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:4) and there build a temple where He will rule and reign forever (Zechariah 6:12-13). Jerusalem is the place where the Lord said that He would dwell among His people, the Jewish people, forever (Psalm 132:13-14). 

No Muslim cleric or anyone else for that matter can stop Bible prophecy from being fulfilled.

December 18, 2013

The Palestinians are calling for unity in order to be able to destroy the state of Israel

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A minister of the Palestinian Authority, the ruling body for the Palestinian people, says that the two factions of the Palestinian people, Fatah and Hamas, must unite in order to achieve the destruction of the state of Israel.  This report from an official Palestinian Authority newspaper revealed a number of Palestinian Authority ministers who agreed with the call for Palestinian unity in their struggle against Israel.

Both Fatah and Hamas, the two factions of the Palestinian body politic, have been involved in the armed struggle to remove the Jewish state from the land that Palestinians claim as their state and now the radical rhetoric is calling for Palestinian unity in order to destroy the Jewish state of Israel.  

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A call by the official of the Palestinian Authority for the Palestinian people to unite in order to destroy the Jewish state of Israel is a page out of Bible prophecy for the last days.

In a large Palestinian rally attended by female Palestinian prisoners recently released from Israeli jails, an official of the Palestinian Authority called for the reunification of the Palestinian people.  The Palestinian Authority minister said that the Palestinians must unite in order to achieve their goal of the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state on all the land that today belongs to the Jewish people.

This Palestinian plan fits exactly with the prophetic passages found in the Bible that reveals what will happen in the last days between Israel and the Palestinians.  Malachi wrote that the Edomites, the Palestinian people of today, would return to Israel and set up borders - borders which the Lord said will be borders of wickedness (Malachi 1).  Ezekiel foretold of a time when the Palestinians would kill the Jewish people and then take their land (Ezekiel 35).  The little prophetic book of Obadiah says that the Palestinians will become intoxicated with power as they take the steps to rid the land now known as Israel of the Jewish people, but these Palestinians themselves will be destroyed (Obadiah 15-18).

Calls for the Palestinians to unite in order to be able to destroy Israel will only set the stage for the opposite to happen.  Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

December 17, 2013

European leaders have declared war on Jewish settlers and they want Jerusalem to be divided

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European leaders are calling for the Jewish settlers living in Judea and Samaria to be blacklisted and they say they will ban these settlers from entering the EU while at the same time, these European leaders are encouraging the radical PLO to become more active in the Eastern section of Jerusalem.

The division of Jerusalem is on the agenda of these EU leaders because they say there will be no peace in the Middle East unless there is a portion of Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state while the Israelis say that Jerusalem will never be divided.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As EU leaders declare war on the Jewish settlers and call for the division of the city of Jerusalem, a student of Bible prophecy can see better in focus the end of time scenario that the Lord gave to the ancient Jewish prophets more than 2000 years ago.

The EU leaders that have the task of helping direct the foreign policy for the Europeans are making moves to stop all funding for the construction of any new building projects in the area referred to as the  West Bank by some but is in reality the ancient biblical lands known as Judea and Samaria. The Jewish settlers claim that their presence in Judea and Samaria actually helps the peace process. This discussion will continue.

When one looks at the Bible for an answer to this very sticky issue, they will find that the Lord did promise this piece of real estate where the Jewish settlers have built their homes and raised their families, that this land called Judea and Samaria does belong to them, Ezekiel 34:11-30. Deuteronomy 30 is the Land Covenant which promises the Jews much more than Judea and Samaria ultimately in the future. As it relates to the Palestinian claims to this land, the prophet Malachi wrote that the Palestinians, the descendants of Esau, the Edomites, would return to this land and setup borders, which the Lord said would be the "borders of wickedness", Malachi 1.

The debate will continue related to the Jewish settlements, but rest assured, Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.

December 16, 2013

The Middle East nation of Iran has stepped up its crackdown on Christians

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The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has stepped up its campaign on Christians in its nation and Iranian Christians are in a dire situation concerned that this militant Muslim army will close down their churches and even imprison or kill the Christians living in this Islamic republic.

In Iran, the death penalty is imposed on those who convert from Islam to Christianity and those who embrace Christianity are targeted for persecution and even death.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The crackdown on Christians in Iran, and in fact across the entire Middle East, is only the tip of the iceberg as it relates to believers in Christ being persecuted in the last days according to Bible prophecy.

There have been a number of reports coming out of the Middle East that there has been an increase in the attacks on churches and Christians in this region of the world. A high ranking Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia recently issued a fatwah calling for Muslims to attack all churches, kill Christians and in fact rid the Middle East of Christianity. Now, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the militia of the supreme council of Iran, has increased their persecution of Iranian Christians and the closing down of churches in Iran.

The biblical book of Revelation written by the Apostle John records prophecies of the martyrdom of believers in Christ during the seven years of great judgment on the earth called the Tribulation. When Satan and his evil angels are thrown out of Heaven, Revelation 12, the Devil will try to eliminate all of those who stand for Jesus Christ. At the end of the Tribulation, to enter the Kingdom and rule and reign with Jesus Christ, Revelation 20:4. In addition, Jews who believe in Jesus Christ will be the focus of Satanic persecution as well during that period of time referred to as the Time of Jacob's Trouble, Revelation 12:13-17.

Iranian persecution of Christians is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

December 13, 2013

The US and Russia may be plunging into a new Cold War

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A report from a Russian expert reveals that the US and Russia are plunging into a Cold War as Washington's policies towards Moscow are the blame for the growing tensions between these two global superpowers, but Russian President Vladimir Putin's pent up anti-American sentiment may be coming to the surface as well as these tensions increase.

The so-called reset between the two nations is dead as the Obama administration has never truly cooperated with Moscow, but instead they keep pushing the same policies imposed on the Russians for the last twenty years.

This US policy of advancing NATO towards Russia's borders, building missile defense systems on Russia's borders, and interfering in Russia's internal politics have brought about these tensions that have plunged the two nations into another Cold War.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As the US and Russia move into another Cold War, the end of times scenario found in God's prophetic Word also comes much better into focus.

The battle between the US and Russia over adoption of Russian babies by American families is only the tip of the iceberg and evidence that these two superpowers are not getting along, this surfaced recently in the media. The supposed reset of relationship between the US and Russia did not work for whatever reason and now every issue gets bigger and bigger. The tensions between these two have intensified also because of the concerns that Russia is trying to regain its superpower status by making decisions that fly in the face of what is best for America. This said, any student of Bible prophecy has known for years that Russia plays a significant role in the last days.

Ezekiel 38:2 is where you find the name Magog which will be the nation mentioned as the leader of an alignment of nations that will move to destroy the Jewish state of Israel. Magog dates back 4500 years ago to right after the Flood when God gave Noah and his sons the responsibility of re-peopling the earth, Genesis 9:1. In Genesis 10:1-2, Japheth has a son named Magog who raised his family, taught them a new language, and moved to a geographical location just North of the Caspian and Black Sea, a place called Russia today, Genesis 10:3-5. Ezekiel 38:12 foretells that Russia will be the leader of many nations who will attack Israel to annihilate the Jewish state.

Russia is indeed that nation and Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.

December 12, 2013

A leading rabbi in Jerusalem believes the Temple will be rebuilt in his lifetime

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In a documentary produced by my son, Jim Jr., a leading rabbi in Jerusalem says that he believes the next Jewish temple will be rebuilt on the Temple Mount in his lifetime and he says everything is ready to build that temple today. Rabbi Nachman Kahane, the rabbi who has guided many Jewish students of the Scriptures on the subject of the temple has been the main source of serious study and preparations to build the Jewish temple basically because that is what the Bible calls for from the religious Jews. 

In Rabbi Kahane's Yeshiva, which is a place of learning for Jewish young men, the rabbi trained all the leaders of this effort to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem and it was his students that started the Temple Institute which has accumulated all the implements for the next temple and trained the men to operate that temple. 

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

All the preparations have been made to rebuild the next Jewish temple in Jerusalem which is in essence a page out of Bible prophecy for the end of times. Twenty years ago I sat with Rabbi Nachman Kahane as he was beginning his quest to rebuild the Jewish temple in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount. Now twenty years later the rabbi believes that the temple will indeed be rebuilt in his lifetime. That is a quote from the rabbi on a documentary released on the subject that shows the rabbi plus many others who also agree that the temple could be standing in Jerusalem in the very near future. 

Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the former head of the Temple Institute, says even the priestly garments are ready and the temple will stand in full operation very soon. Rabbi Chaim Richman, who is the leading authority on the red heifer, says the temple will be built at the spot of the original site of the Garden of Eden which he says is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yoel Keren says that there will be a Jewish temple in Jerusalem that follows the details in Ezekiel 40-46 but first the Jewish people will build a less extravagant temple as they did when the Second Temple was rebuilt 2500 years ago. The priests have been trained, the implements made to operate the temple, even the Menorah, the seven branched candelabra, and there are ten stringed harps for the Levites to play as called for by King David in I Chronicles 23:5. 

With all preparations made for the next temple, Bible prophecy is about to be fulfilled.

December 11, 2013

A rabbi in Israel claims to be a descendant of King David and he wants to set up the Kingdom of Israel right now

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Rabbi Yosef Dayan claims that he can prove he is from the lineage of King David, Israel's second king, and the rabbi wants to restore Israel from a state back to a kingdom, which he says the Lord has commanded in the Bible.  This rabbi is joined by a number of Jewish scholars who say that God's Word does command the establishment of a kingdom in the land that God has given the Jewish people and Rabbi Dayan could be a candidate for the future king of Israel.

According to this group of Jewish scholars, God has commanded the Jewish people when they return to the land of their forefathers, to set up the kingdom, wipe out the seed of Amalek, and then build their temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

There are a number of Jewish scholars in Israel that believe the Lord wants them to set up the Kingdom of Israel today which is actually setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

For over two decades, there have been serious Jewish scholars that have been preparing to build a temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  Now, many of those same Jewish scholars, believe their priority is to first establish the Kingdom of Israel, wipe out the seed of Amalek, and then build the temple.  Among this group of scholars, is a rabbi who says that he can prove his claim to being in the lineage of King David and thus is a candidate to become the King of Israel.

This group of Jewish scholars are working hard to teach the Jewish people what God's Word does command them to do and then move ahead with this project.  Interesting to me is the fact that God's Word does call for a kingdom in the land of Israel, that's II Samuel 7 which is the Davidic Covenant.  Obadiah, an ancient Jewish prophet, wrote 2800 years ago that the descendants of Amalek would be destroyed and they would be as if they had never been (Jeremiah 49:18).  The Jewish prophet Ezekiel gave a description of the temple that will be standing during the kingdom on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, that's Ezekiel 40-46, 202 verses of detailed information about that temple of the future.

These Jewish scholars are indeed involved in preparing for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

December 10, 2013

Pope Francis is the most controversial pope in modern history

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Since Pope Francis has come to power at the Vatican as leader of the Catholic Church, he has been very controversial. Prophecy Today broadcast partner Mike Gendron has more on this story.

Mike Gendron: He continues his role as probably the most controversial pope in modern history. He has made numerous statements that not only suppress the truth of God's Word, but also oppose many doctrines of the Catholic Church. If you remember Jimmy, the day he was elected pope he said he would pray to Mary for the protection of Rome and then later he contradicted himself by saying, "He who doesn't pray to the Lord prays to the Devil". While he was returning from Brazil he made a very startling statement.

He said, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?" And yet, Catholics look to this man to be the judge of sin, the judge of what is right and wrong, the judge as far as true doctrine goes and so here he's pretty much giving homosexuals a license to continue in their sin rather than calling them to repentance and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ so they can be saved from the power of sin, he pretty much gives a stamp of approval that he's not going to judge that even though the Word of God has judged this sin throughout from Genesis all the way through the New Testament.

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The absence of a Biblical stand on homosexuality coming from the Vatican and Pope Francis is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

There are many who believe that the church in Rome today is at least the forerunner for the false church of Revelation 17. I personally cannot exegete Revelation 17 and come to that same conclusion, however Pope Francis has from the start of his papacy been very, very controversial and now with his non-Biblical statement about homosexuality, it seems that the Roman church is moving closer to the church that is described in Revelation 17, a one world false religiosity. This false church will be led by the Antichrist, the Beast referred to eight times in Revelation 17 who is actually the representative of the Devil. Now, the Devil you must remember is the father of all evil.

As we observe this very controversial pope, Pope Francis, it seems that with his statements and his actions he is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

December 09, 2013

Less than ten percent of all born again Christians have a Biblical world view

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George Barna, a pollster with an independent marketing research company, found in a recent survey that only 4% of the overall population of America and 9% of born-again Christians have a biblical world view, suggesting that many of the nation's moral and spiritual challenges are directly attributable to this fact.
For the purposes of the research, a biblical world view was defined as believing that absolute moral truth exists, that such truth is defined by the Bible, and that the Bible is accurate in all of its teachings.

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A biblical world view based upon understanding Bible prophecy is essential for an understanding of the times we live in today.
Let's look at the provision in scripture for a biblical world view. All scripture is God breathed. That means it's inspired and is profitable for doctrine, for correction, and instruction in righteousness, that's II Timothy 3:16. God gave the scriptures to the Jew to preserve and communicate to mankind, Romans 3:1-2. And thus, we have His written Word for us today. Our blessings and understanding comes from God's provision of His heart, His mind, His thoughts in written form, the Bible.
Now, let's look at the priority for studying a biblical world view. The Apostle Paul wrote that we must study the Word of God, a workman that need not be ashamed, relying on God's Word for all of life's questions. We must rightly divide the Word of truth, the Bible, to ascertain its true meaning. These two principles, study and rightly dividing the Word of God, are instruction for the End Times and they come from Paul's exhortation to young Timothy found in II Timothy 2:15.
Finally, let's look at the prophetic scenario of a biblical world view. A study of Bible prophecy reveals the scenario for the Last Days with a seven year period of judgment in our world followed by the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, to establish His Kingdom here on earth. However, preceding that seven years of judgment, those who are true born again Christians will be taken out of this world to be with Jesus Christ, that's the Rapture.
Allowing the Bible to form our world view prepares us for these future events and gives us evidence as to how close they may be.

December 06, 2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad tells an international peace envoy to Syria that he will win even if Damascus is destroyed

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As the Syrian civil war continues to intensify, Bashar Assad - the defiant Syrian president - continues to hold on to power and command his military to destroy the opposition trying to overthrow the Syrian government.

Syrians have been killed in this civil war and the opposition is moving closer and closer every day to Damascus, the stronghold for the Assad regime.

Bashar Assad said recently that even if Damascus is destroyed, he as president of Syria would continue to fight on and would eventually win out in the final solution.

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The brash statements by Syrian President Bashar Assad that even if the opposition of his government destroys the city of Damascus that he would still win in the end which is in contradiction of Bible prophecy.

The civil war in Syria has seen people killed as they endeavor to bring down the Assad government which is a horrific price to bring down a man whose family has controlled Syria for over fifty years. With each and every day of fighting, the opposition forces draw closer and closer to Assad's stronghold in Damascus and these opposition forces are threatening to destroy the city of Damascus. Defiantly, Bashar Assad said recently that even if Damascus is destroyed, he would prevail and he would win the civil war. Assad's statement that he would win in the long run even if Damascus is destroyed is a contradiction to political wisdom and to the prophetic word.

The ancient Jewish prophet Isaiah wrote 2500 years ago that Damascus would be destroyed. The phrase in Isaiah 17, "in that day" indicates that the prophecy will be fulfilled in the last days, a period of time very close at hand. When you notice Daniel 11:40 where it mentions the King of the North, you can conclude from Daniel 11:5-20 that the King of the North is modern day Syria. Daniel 11:40 says at the time of the end, and that's our day, Syria will indeed be destroyed. Damascus is the major city of Syria and it could very well be destroyed by the Syrian opposition forces who want Assad out of power.

Politically, it looks as if Damascus is about to be destroyed, prophetically however it is absolute, Damascus will be destroyed.

December 05, 2013

The Iraqi people who were under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein believe their present prime minister is becoming another dictator

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Key political factions in war torn Iraq have accused their present prime minister Nouri Maliki of becoming a dictator and setting in place a governmental system similar to that of the late Saddam Hussein who ruled the Iraqi people with an iron fist in a decade long dictatorship.

Anti US Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr who leads one of Iraq's political parties has accused Prime Minister Maliki of trying to either delay or actually cancel the next Iraqi election and lead the country under a dictatorship similar to the style of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

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A return to an Iraqi dictatorship like the one under Saddam Hussein is a precursor for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

For over a decade, Saddam Hussein led the Iraqi people as a strongman dictator and he gave the orders for thousands of his own people to be killed because they refused his leadership. Muqtada Sadr, a radical Islamic cleric who has a large militia under his leadership as well as a political party that Sadr heads, wants to bring down the Maliki government thus the reason for accusing Maliki of being a dictator.

This scenario fits the prophetic passages in God's Word that reveal a period of time in the future when Iraq will once again be under a dictatorship according to Revelation 18 and 13:16-17. These passages indicate that dictator will be the Antichrist, the Satanically energized personality of the Tribulation Period. Modern day Iraq, a war torn nation today, will indeed rebuild and be known as Babylon, that's its biblical name, and it will become the economic, political, governmental capital of the world that rules under the dictatorship of the Antichrist. The ancient Jewish prophets reveal that after Babylon comes back to power it will be destroyed, Isaiah 13-14, Jeremiah 50-51 and Revelation 16.

A move towards a dictatorship in Iraq today is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

December 04, 2013

A number of European Union foreign ministers want to create a super president for the European Union

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A select group of European Union foreign ministers are working on a plan to create a super president for the European Union that would include merging the roles of the presidents of the European Union Council and the European Commission which would be a more legitimate democracy in the European Union because this super president would be elected by the members of the European Parliament.

This proposed new super president of the European Union would be the overall powerful leader of Europe with responsibility over Europe's economic matters, all foreign policy, and any European military operation. 

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The call for a super president of the European Union is a page out of Bible prophecy for the end of times.

The results of a meeting with a select group of European foreign ministers is the need for a super president to lead the United Nations of Europe into the future.  This super president of the European Union would play the major role in economic policy for the 27 member states of the European Union and this leader would have responsibility for the direction of the European Union foreign policy as well.  With plans in the EU for a military force in the near future would give leadership to this super president for military affairs as well in the European Union which would then become a major force in geopolitical events in our world today.

This report is almost like reading the prophetic scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for the last days.  The ancient Jewish prophet Daniel wrote 2500 years ago of the revival of the old Roman Empire (Daniel 7:7, 23-24).  Daniel 7:8 reveals that a little horn which comes out of the ten horns of Daniel 7:7 will take control of the ten horns.  Now this is a prophetic scenario of the Revived Roman Empire and its leader the Antichrist who will be indeed a super leader who comes to power.

The European Union is today at least the infrastructure for the Revived Roman Empire and there are a number of potential candidates to become the proposed super president.  The political activities of the European Union and its potential super president are evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

December 03, 2013

Al Qaeda is calling for a civil war in Iraq - that would be Muslim fighting Muslim

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With the United States troop pullout from Iraq in December 2011, this war torn nation has been ripe for a civil war with the Sunni Muslims against the Shiite Muslims, a return to the days of Saddam Hussein and the time right after Saddam's fall which was a terrible time of sectarian violence in Iraq.  Iraq is made up of three elements of the body politic with the Kurds in the north, Sunnis in the middle part of the state, and the Shiites in the south with the largest of these three being the Shiites with over 60% of the population.

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's coalition government is made up of a partnership between these three parties with al Qaeda leading the Sunni element which wants to control the entire nation of Iraq and make it a center of terrorism in the heart of this Middle Eastern region.

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A civil war in Iraq will be a precursor for the end of times scenario for Iraq that is found in Bible prophecy.

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki, who is a Shiite Muslim, has formed a coalition government working to rebuild his war torn nation, a project that has not advanced very quickly.  This coalition government is made up of the three members of the body politic of Iraq, the Kurds, the Sunnis, and the Shiites.  This Maliki government is a very fragile government that is being threatened by the terrorist element in Iraq led by al Qaeda.  Al Qaeda's strategy is to divide and conquer thus the very viable possibility for a civil war in Iraq.  During the reign of Saddam Hussein, this infighting was held to a minimum because Saddam was a very strong leader. 

This scenario now unfolding in Iraq is setting the stage for what Bible Prophecy calls for in the last days. Iraq, which is Biblical Babylon, will come to power in the last three and a half years of the Tribulation Period and be led by the antichrist; that's Revelation 18 and also Revelation 13:15-17. 

This revived world city will be the headquarters for a one-world political governmental economic power base that controls the known world at that time. The leadership of this world power will be, as mentioned, the antichrist, who will rule with an iron fist. Only when Jesus comes back to destroy this last days Babylon, will the world be free; that's Revelation16:17-20. Chaos and civil war in modern day Iraq ~ Biblical Babylon ~ is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

December 02, 2013

The chaos in Cairo is a conflict within the Muslim world

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As the Egyptian military forces move to put down the supporters of ousted President Morsi hundreds of people have been killed in the process. World leaders are calling for the end of bloodshed in Egypt which does not seem possible in the near future.

The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to keep fighting until their leader, Mohamed Morsi is reinstated as president of Egypt. This prospect seems very unlikely in light of the chaos in Egypt today with the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood at the forefront.

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The conflict in the Muslim world to set the agenda for world domination is actually setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Since the beginning of the Arab Spring several years ago, there has been a fight for the leadership of Islam and the agenda for the Muslim control of the Middle East and in fact the entire world. Islamic eschatology calls for the Mahdi, the Muslim messiah to come to power and go to Jerusalem to setup a worldwide caliphate, a world dominion or kingdom. Mohamed Morsi while he was campaigning for presidency of Egypt even stated that Cairo would not be his political capital city, but Jerusalem would be the seat of his authority. With that agenda in mind, Mohamed Morsi was actually following a scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.

The ancient Jewish prophet Joel stated that the largest military militia ever formed on the face of the earth would come together and go to Jerusalem to setup their worldwide dominion, Joel 2:1-3. Additional prophets, Daniel and Ezekiel also foretold that the Muslim world would come to power in the last days and move to take control of the entire world as they formed a coalition of Muslim and Islamic nations to destroy the Jewish state of Israel and indeed make the city of Jerusalem the capital of their worldwide dominion, Ezekiel 38, Daniel 11:40-43 and the focus on Jerusalem, Zechariah 12:2.

The conflict between moderate Muslims today and the radical Islamists is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

November 29, 2013

The US government says that Jewish settlements are illegitimate

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The US government says that Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria which they refer to as the West Bank are living in settlements that are illegitimate and the settlements must be dismantled and the settlers removed. I asked my broadcast partner longtime journalist in Jerusalem David Dolan, "Is this a major break between the US administration and the Israeli government?"

David Dolan: Well, there is but again there has been. It's a similar situation. Really, no American administration from the time when Lyndon Johnson was president, when Israel captured Judea and Samaria in 1967, no US government has ever recognized Israeli activities there certainly community building, road building, that sort of thing, calling these occupied territories. That is the US official position and it has been. On the other hand, President George W. Bush gave Ariel Sharon a letter promising that the US administration would agree to Israel holding on to major settlement blocks, areas where there is heavy concentrations of Jewish communities.

These the US recognized would remain under Israeli control and in exchange, Israel would give the Palestinians equal amounts of territory somewhere else probably adjacent to Gaza, maybe adjacent to other portions of the West Bank. That was the understanding, that was what the Israelis were promised, so if the Obama administration is going back on that then it's a revoking of an earlier commitment made by the US government to the Israelis. Again, we'll see how concrete that action, those words are translated into by the government here.

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As the US government takes on the promises of God to the Jewish people, the stage is being set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Over the years, the US governments have had conflict with Israel over the issue of Jews living in what the US terms the West Bank and the Jews refer to as Judea and Samaria. Those Jewish settlers say that God gave this piece of real estate, Judea and Samaria to them, Ezekiel 34. They also say that the land is theirs forever, Ezekiel 36. The book of Ezekiel 35 says that the Palestinians also want that land and they will kill the Jews, verse 5 and take the land, verses 10-13.

US denial that the land does belong to the Jews is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Day is evidence that the US government and the Bible can work in harmony

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The United States of America stops today to give thanks for all the blessings and freedoms that we have and this day is a special day set aside by the US government to do exactly what the Bible calls for us all to do, give thanks in all things.

Families will gather for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and dressing, the young men and even some of us old guys will break out in the annual game of touch football and the ladies, well they'll be there to cheer us on, and in fact heal up any of the bruises sustained in the afternoon free-for-all. Those of us with loved ones on a far away battlefield will thank God for their protection and ask God for their safe return to the family circle for next Thanksgiving: and all of this on a day of thanksgiving required by the Bible and set aside by decree of our own government.

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Today is a day set aside for all of us to be thankful, but as we move closer to the time of the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, our world will become more and more unthankful, that is according to Bible prophecy. The principle of thanksgiving: there are over 100 locations in the Bible where the scriptures speak of thanks and thanksgiving. We are told to give thanks in all things for it is the will of God in Christ Jesus, I Thessalonians 5:18.

The product of thanksgiving: interestingly when we stop to give thanks, the end result is to our own personal benefit. Paul, an apostle, in a letter that he wrote to the Philippians, states that giving thanks brings us true joy. Paul also wrote the people in Colosse that giving thanks helps us to abound in the faith, a faith that is needed for all of life Colossians 2:7.

The prophecy of unthankfulness: as we approach the time of the Second Coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, Paul reminded us that he wrote a letter to Timothy to tell him that people would be unthankful at that time, II Timothy 3:2.

Unthankfulness is one of the major signs of the last days and as those days approach we need to be looking up in anticipation of His coming, but also in thanksgiving as well. Remember on this day of thanksgiving, unthankfulness is an indicator, a trend, a sign of the judgment that is coming, that is according to Bible prophecy.

November 27, 2013

As the Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah there is an interesting connection to Christmas as well as the Syrian crisis in the Middle East

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Hanukkah is the Jewish holy days that mark the defeat of the Grecian leader Antiochus Epiphanes who tried to destroy Jewish worship at the Temple in Jerusalem and was defeated by the Maccabees who rose to the occasion and defended the Jews from a terrible tyrant.

On December 25, 168 B.C. Antiochus entered the Temple and desecrated this Jewish holy place by slaughtering a pig on the altar which was eventually reclaimed by the Jewish people three years to the day later with the lighting of the Menorah.

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The celebration of Hanukkah, celebrated by the Jewish people, marks a victory of a Grecian king who controlled what is Syria today, but this Jewish holy day has a connection to Christmas as well.

The eight day Jewish holy days of Hanukkah mark the victory over the Grecian King Antiochus Epiphanes who ruled what is today Syria. The eight days result from the lighting of the Menorah with enough virgin olive oil for the Menorah to burn one day, but instead it burned for eight days. That happened in 165 B.C. when the Maccabees reconsecrated the Jewish Temple after the madman Antiochus had committed an abomination of the Temple which happened exactly three years to the day before on December 25, 168 B.C. By the way the date, December 25th, was chosen by the early Church fathers to celebrate Christmas because Jesus Christ celebrated Hanukkah, John 10:22. When Antiochus slaughtered that pig on the Jewish Temple altar, the Bible called it the abomination that maketh desolate, a prototype of the abomination of desolation that the Antichrist performs at the mid-way point of the Tribulation Period, Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, and II Thessalonians 2:4.

Since this Satanic event will take place in a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, that reveals to us that there will be a Temple in Jerusalem for this prophecy to be fulfilled and the next Jewish Temple is ready to be rebuilt right now. In addition, there must be one that fulfills the prophecy for the Antichrist. That world dictator is alive and well on planet earth today and ready to assume his Satanically energized power and seed of authority, Revelation 13:1-3.

Jews celebrating Hanukkah today is a reminder that in a near future day Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.

November 26, 2013

The president of Turkey wants Egypt to reinstate Mohamed Morsi as president

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President Abdullah Gul of Turkey wants the Egyptian military to release Mohamed Morsi from house arrest and then reinstate him as the president of the country. I asked Bob Maginnis our broadcast partner out of Washington, D.C. if that could happen.

Bob Maginnis: No it's not going to happen. The military is not about to put a Muslim Brotherhood leader back in there. They understand the ramifications are serious and I think it's foolish of us to send Secretary Burns and Mr. McCain and Mr. Lindsey over there to even try to suggest. The Egyptians have lost faith in the US because of the missteps of the Obama administration over the last couple of years so it doesn't really matter what Erdogan or any of the others say, the Egyptians are going to do what they want to do and I think that the chief of staff is probably going to continue what he's been doing for the last several months.

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The strong military powers in Egypt and Turkey through their actions may well be setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

The military coup in Egypt that took Muslim Brotherhood leader and president of Egypt Mohamed Morsi out of power may well have encouraged the strong military in Turkey to try to overthrow the Erdogan government as was the case in Egypt. The Turkish military, custodians of what they refer to as a secular Islam, has removed Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey from political office before and may well do it again.

Any student of Bible prophecy knows that both Egypt and Turkey play key roles in the end times scenario that's found in Bible prophecy. For Egypt that would be Daniel 11:40-43 and for Turkey, Ezekiel 38:2, 6. These passages of Scripture lay out how a coalition of nations with these two major players, Turkey and Egypt participants as they attack Israel with the desire to totally eliminate the Jewish state from the Middle East and these prophecies say this will happen in the last days, Daniel 11 and Ezekiel 38.

Forcing Mohamed Morsi and Tayyip Erdogan out of office may well set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

November 25, 2013

The perception in the Middle East is that the American superpower status is in decline

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The perception in the Middle East and the Arab World is that the United States of America, supposed leader of the free world and international superstar, is becoming weaker according to Avi Gil who is a senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, who also said that America no longer leads as it once did but now follows or leads from behind.

The United States has called for Israel to withdraw from land that is Biblically, historically, and strategically essential for the very existence of the Jewish state among the Arab-Islamic nations in the Middle East which would put the Jewish state in harm's way. 
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With America's superpower status in decline and the rising power of the radical Arab Islamic world, we can now see better the end of times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.

The America that we knew 10 to 15 years ago is no longer at the peak of the pedestal as a world superpower and even the Arab Muslim world recognizes this as the case for America politically and economically.  Much of the way that Israel is perceived is directly dependent upon its relationship with America.  This report begs the question, where is the United States in Bible prophecy?  Is it a superpower in the last days or not there at all?

The United States is not mentioned by name anywhere in Bible prophecy but it seems to refer to the United States and in fact all nations in Zechariah 14:2 when the ancient Jewish prophet wrote that at the end of the seven year Tribulation period, all nations will gather in Jerusalem.  But before that, the superpower will be the Antichrist, the world dictator who will control a one world economic, political, and governmental system from Babylon in modern-day Iraq.

This is foretold in Revelation 18.  Under the leadership of Satan, Antichrist, and the False Prophet, this massive body of people will confront Jesus Christ as He returns to the Mount of Olives and then after the Battle of Armageddon, goes into the Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to set up His kingdom (Zechariah 6:12-13).

Perception has become fact as America continues to decline in leadership and character in our world today.  The prophecies of God's Word will indeed be fulfilled.