August 02, 2017

The Christian community in northern Iraq is in danger

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JD: Talk to us, you were there in Iraq; you met with the Kurdish leaders but what about the Christian community there? You’ve had an opportunity to be with them many many times reported to us before on the situation. What’s it like today?

KT: Jimmy, let me sound a four-alarm fire warning here. Things are disastrous for Christians in the Nineveh plain, which is their historic homeland in Iraq where in Nineveh where St. Thomas has reported to have prophesied the first Christians. They have been driven out by ISIS and now as they’re waiting in these internally displaced camps, these IDP camps near Erbil the capital of Kurdistan many of them are losing hope and preparing to leave forever. They try to get back to their homes either the Kurds prevent them or the Iranian Shiite militia prevent them from getting home or they manage to get home and they see the incredible destruction of their villages they lose hope, they despair, and they immigrate to Australia or some here to the United States. Yet we desperately desperately as Christians Jimmy need to pull together to help the Christians of the Nineveh plain to re-construct their homeland, their houses so they can anchor the Iraq. They are the salt of the earth. They are the salt that gives the bread its flavor in Iraq. They help Iraqi’s be better Iraqi’s and if they leave Iraq for good I despair of the future of that country.

JD: Ken Timmerman with the latest on the Christian community in the Nineveh plain, which is Northern Iraq.

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

The Christian community in Northern Iraq dates back some 2,000 years ago. Since 1991 that community has been persecuted and has almost disappeared. As Christians we need to heed that four-alarm fire warning and at least put these Christians on our prayer list. That must be a priority. However, let me also remind you that this has a prophetic significance as well.

During the coming tribulation period true believers in Christ will be beheaded for their faith, that’s Revelation 6:9-11 and Revelation 20:4, 5, 6. Please remember that this region of the Middle East, Iraq is Biblical Babylon headquarters for the Antichrist in the last half of the tribulation period, that’s Revelation 18.

The plight of Christians in Iraq today a precursor for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.