November 17, 2017

In light of the mass murder in the church in South Texas, is it Biblically correct for Christians to arm themselves for protection

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JD: Can a Biblical case be made for believers arming themselves and actually using deadly force if necessary?

DJ: Well I think there are a couple of things to consider. One, if you go to Luke chapter 22 we find that Jesus in talking to his disciples about what things are going to be like after he is gone in his absence and he says in verse 36 of Luke 22, but now he who has a money bag let him take it and like wise a nap sack and he who has no sword let him sell his garment and buy one. And they pointed out that they actually had a couple of swords among them. So, we find the disciples themselves were carrying swords and Peter as I mentioned earlier he was carrying a sword as well.

And another thing as far as the going back to Romans 13 the United States Constitution the Second Amendment provides under right circumstances that citizens can carry weapons and so they’re actually even private citizens become an extension under God’s sovereign establishment of government to carry weapons. So actually private citizens become an extension of the government. 

So, I think there are multiple reasons that we can argue for this. And I one thing also to remember as far as participating in this remember this, even Jesus himself when he returns he is going to carry out, he will command the greatest army and fight and win the fiercest battle that has ever been fought on this planet against the forces of evil at the end of the tribulation period. And actually believers of all ages will be joining him with that. It’s not that we’re looking forward to that in the sense of lithely looking for battle and to kill people but it is a part of Biblical history that is yet to be fulfilled.

JD: David James with that Biblical report on Christians arming themselves for the purpose of protecting themselves.

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

With the threat of both domestic and foreign terrorism the Christian world is thinking through the issue whether they should arm themselves to protect the people and the church facility unlike that which has been the case in the past.

David James laid out an excellent explanation of the Biblical approach to the issue. The last thought that David had about Jesus leading the battle of Armageddon was very important. This future prophetic event will bring an end to the satanic power that is in this world, that’s Revelation 19:11-21. And that then sets up this world for the Lord’s earthly kingdom to come into place, Revelation 20:4, 5, and 6.  

November 16, 2017

Almost three-quarters of the Israeli Jews say that they want the right to pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

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JD: Sixty-eight percent of all Israeli’s, that’s about two-thirds and almost three-quarters of the Israeli’s want the right to be able to pray on the Temple Mount and that the Temple Mount should be under the sovereignty of Israel. What are your thoughts?

DD: Well again Jimmy three thousand years ago that became the holiest site on earth for the Jewish people when Solomon built the Temple up there after Gods command. A thousand five hundred years the Moslems have claimed it for half that time. But, the Jews are back after a long exile. This is the center of their faith, the center of their world and they’re not going to give it up, and they should be able to pray up there.

JD: David Dolan with the details on the story about almost three-quarters of all the Jews wanting the right to be able to pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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

For over three thousand years Jews have been praying on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It’s clear however that these Jews for the last two thousand years have not been praying at the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. That Temple, the second Temple was destroyed by the Roman Army in 70 AD.

The Bible does call for Jews to pray three times per day and they are to face where the previous Temples stood as they pray. It is not only a right they have but it is a command from God that they must pray facing towards the Temple Mount if they are not in the city of Jerusalem and of course without a Temple on the Temple Mount it’s difficult to follow through with the command of God. But from where ever they are around the world three times a day a Jew is to face towards Jerusalem towards the Temple Mount and pray unto the Lord.

However, the need for the Temple to be there and to focus on at their prayer times is still very much in the hearts of many Jewish people. In fact, a group the Temple Institute have been working to prepare to rebuild that Temple. They followed all the directions in God’s word. And by the way where those Temples stood the next two Temples will stand one day as well. That would be the Tribulation Temple and Messiah’s Temple.

Since the Temple Mount is the center of controversy Zechariah 12:2, it will be difficult for the Jews to rebuild that next Temple. The Tribulation Temple, that’s the next Temple is ready to be rebuilt as it is called for in Bible prophecy which would be Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, and Revelation 11:12.