December 30, 2016

Prophecy, which is the teaching of God's Prophetic Word, is in crisis and that's because present day prophecy teachers are doing what they are doing

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JD: David as we consider the matter of prophecy that’s what we’ve been focused on today, and the importance of handling the Word of God correctly. There seems to be a growing trend that you deal with in a seminar that you have called Prophecy in Crisis, talk to us about it.

DJ: Well you know it’s been almost 5 years ago in January when Jonathan Cahn first came out with his book, The Harbinger, and then in 2014 he followed it up with the, Mystery of the Shemitah, of course I wrote books rebutting both of his books and it has to do with people taking the Word of God out of context, misapplying scripture, misrepresenting history, misusing statistics and things like that to prove points and try to connect a dot that can’t be connected concerning current events and prophecies in the past. And of course Mark Biltz and John Hagee came out with their books on the Blood Moon Tetrad, we passed that in the September 2015, and nothing happened. As we said they were mishandling scripture and of course those things they said would happen, including the Tribulation and the return of Christ, they just didn’t happen.

 And then there’s another branch that we’ve called Nephillim UFO eschatology where men like LA Marzulli, Tom Hornsby, Quail, Doug Ham, Gary Stearman even, unfortunately, have got caught up in talking about that demons are going to be using UFOs. There’s going to be UFO encounters and that there are nephillim on the earth today; the antichrist is going to be a nephillim, the fallen angels in Genesis 6 were involved with dna manipulation, that’s just speculation and wild sensationalism. And then there’s another trend that’s anti dispensationalism, the neo covenant guys, saying that dispensationalism is the wrong way to look at scripture. And then those who are against the pre-trib understanding of the rapture of the church like Joe Schimmel, Joel Richardson, Jacob Prasch these are all things that put prophecy in crisis, I believe.

JD: Yes, I would have to agree with that. Amen and amen.

Well a lot of these prophecy teachers who tend to specialize in the sensational have gained quite a following whether it be through their books, or DVD’s; through television programs, and radio interviews that they do and even some are holding major conferences around the nation.  

DJ: Well that’s true you know the Harbinger was the number one Christian book of 2012. A lot of these sensationalist claims and all these things they attract people’s attention and it get’s people away from the solid study of the Word of God. And it’s really unfortunate that people start following personalities rather than the prophetic Word of God.     

JD: David James, author and broadcast partner right here on Prophecy Today with details on this story.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. And let me quickly remind you that II Peter 1:19 says that we have a more sure word of prophecy and we should be studying it today. 

December 29, 2016

During 2016 the world has focused on the Jewish State of Israel; the settlements, the peace talks and Jerusalem, and this focus will be the same for 2017

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JD: The controversy surrounding the Jewish settlements the United States, European Union, United Nations even with a resolution to shut down the Jewish settlements is a major concern for this coming year; has been in the last year as well.

DD: Well that’s true, the Palestinians they want all settlements communities in Judah and Samaria taken apart and taken down that of course is also the position of most of the world, they would like to see that happen. Don’t expect that in 2017.

JD: David, you have continually said on the broadcast you don’t believe the peace talks between the Israeli’s and the Palestinians will go any place. How be it for this next year the new President, President Trump says he’s going to do that deal. He said this will be the greatest deal he ever does to bring a resolution to that conflict. Your thoughts will the peace talks go ahead moving towards a resolution or not?

DD: I don’t think so Jimmy, and I think the new President-elect is going to find that he has a lot more pressing problems right on his plate from the very beginning. The threat of terrorism inside the States is one issue. Foreign policy isn’t his best suit, certainly those who have tried and every administration has tried and have found how difficult it is to bring a resolution to this conflict all sorts of things happening all around Israel, just doesn’t feel like the time at all. And the Palestinian’s remain divided that’s an important thing to consider. Hamas still ruling the Gaza Strip, Mahmoud Abbas who’s supposedly going to hold elections during the year 2017, we’ll see. But weak Palestinian leadership, Israel involved in so many other things, I don’t think we’ll see any progress at least not in the initial parts of next year.

JD: A President Trumps has said he’s going to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I don’t think that’s going to settle the conflict over Jerusalem especially between the Palestinians and the Jewish people. That conflict is going to continue on and in fact that’s what the ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah said so that’s a must. We’re not going to see calm until the true Messiah and the Prince of Peace comes, Jesus Christ.

DD: I think that’s right Jimmy. I just don’t see on the ground any evidence of any movement can take place in the peace process and even moving the Embassy to Jerusalem, there’s going to be a lot of blow back within the state department against that happening and it’ll be a real battle inside the administration to see if that can actually take place, let alone what would happen on the ground otherwise and the opposition that the Muslim world would put up to it.

JD: David Dolan, our broadcast partner that covers the Middle East.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. And Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled especially as it relates to the Jewish state of Israel in light of the events surrounding the Jewish settlements, the peace talks, and the city of Jerusalem and all of this according to the book of Ezekiel, Chapters 34-39.

December 28, 2016

As we reflect on 2016 there have been two personalities that have impacted 2016 and will also do the same in 2017

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JD: Let’s talk about some of the things we need to reflect on, I guess the main story would be Donald Trump and his phenomenon, his election to become president of the United States; from a TV personality all the way to the most powerful position in this world today. Talk to me about this phenomenon.

KT: Well and its something the national media here in the United States completely missed they did not understand what was going on and people were fed up, the media missed it. Donald Trump connected with the American people in a way that traditional republican politicians have failed to do.

JD: But at the same time Christians continue to work, they pray for their leadership and they work in reality that the rapture of the church could take place this year, and so we need to continue on and not sit back on our blessed assurance.

Well there’s another personality including Donald Trump that has been talked about a lot in 2016, that’s Vladimir Putin. I don’t know if there’s going to be a relationship between Trump and Putin or not but, Vladimir Putin continues to increase in his power for example let’s look at the Middle East; there in Syria he’s not a fading flower, he’s actively involved in doing what needs to be done to prop up Bashar Assad.

KT: Well that’s right and what we’ve seen over the past four years under President Obama is really the expansion of Russian power. Russia now is extending its influence into Iran, into Egypt where they have a new relationship with General Al Sisi. They now have military bases in Syria and they’re looking for bases elsewhere in the Mediterranean. This is an extraordinary phenomenon it was not something that you would have thought could have happened if you were looking at the world in January of 2009 when Obama took office; Russia was beaten back and their economy was in a tatter so the Russians have really expanded their influence, their cause, and with rising oil prices they will repair their economy and be able to carry out these massive military modernization programs that you and I have spoken of from time to time. Putin has pledged to spend 650 billion dollars over the next 10 years building new generations of Russian ballistic missile submarines, nuclear missile submarines, strategic bombers, and other strategic weaponry.

JD: Ken Timmerman, reporting from Washington DC.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.  

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will be major players in 2017 because God uses human government and human governmental leaders to direct this world into the future, that’s Revelation 17:17.