May 20, 2019

Iran is preparing to attack US personnel and facilities in the Middle East so that America will drop sanctions on the Islamic Republic

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JD: As the US Iranian tensions seem to mount talk to me about this situation it looks like it’s getting hot.

KT: Well it is getting hot and it’s getting hot because the Iranians are feeling the pressure of renewed US sanctions that have seriously impacted their oil exports. So this is having a serious impact. The Iranians are worried and they are seeking their best to strike out at US interest to make us back off from the sanctions. It’s not going to work.

What happens here and the reason that the United States is on alert and has pulled out non-essential personnel from Iraq is that they had a tip off from a defector. The defector provided the US with detailed intelligence on Iran’s war plans, on their sabotage units, on their intention of hitting Americans in Iraq and elsewhere. That the Iranians using their 100,000 man militia group in Iraq are going to be stocking Americans in Iraq. So this is a really serious business. The Trump administration takes it seriously. As we saw last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went to Baghdad to tell the Iraqi government that we’re going to hold them responsible for the actions of those pro-Iranian-Shiite militia groups.

JD: Ken Timmerman with the details behind the potential war in the Middle East between the United States and Iran.

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

Ken Timmerman made it very clear that Iran hates America and has done so for some 40 years since the Islamic revolution in 1979. The United States imposed sanctions on Iran have cause the Islamic Republic to ratchet up their rhetoric against America and to consider attacking either head on or through their proxies to attack the United States personnel and facilities in the Middle East.

However the driving for Iran to go to war is actually their religious faith Islam. Iran believes that if they start a worldwide conflict the Masih, that’s Arabic for Messiah, the Masih will come to earth and set up his false Messiah’s kingdom a caliphate. This scenario is taken directly from a truly Biblical passage of scripture in Ezekiel 38:5 which mentions Persia; that’s modern day Iran.

Today we are standing on the sidelines watching this prophecy coming to pass.

May 17, 2019

A number of giants of the Faith, great Bible scholars, have recently gone home to be with the Lord

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JD: You know David we’ve lost quite a few of the giants of the faith who were very important dispensationalist and they have influenced thousands of pastors, Bible teachers and authors around the world. Lets take a moment; let’s talk about three men who had a major impact in both of our lives and our ministries all who have passed away within the last couple of years. Those men were Rennie Showers, Stan Toussaint and Dr. Charles Ryrie.

DJ: Well certainly all three of those men had a tremendous impact in my life as I know they did in yours. Dr. Showers as we recently discussed went home to be with the Lord last month. Stan Toussaint back in September of 2017. Dr. Riley back in early 2016. And I would even mention one other man Robert Lightner who went home to be with the Lord in the fall of last years.

Dr. Showers wrote so many great books, What on Earth is God Doing? , which laid the foundation for this course God’s plan through the ages that I’ve taught over 60 times around the world. I use his commentary on Daniel and just so many others that he has written. And of course his influence in ministry with Friends of Israel was such a tremendous impact on ministry to Jews around the world.

Dr. Toussaint I had him at Dallas Seminary and then he joined us in Hungary a number of times as one of our guest teachers. He didn’t write quite as many books but he was a very knowledgeable man very very humble. He always had these interesting sayings he would say, “I’m from Hinckley, Minnesota where the men are men pansies are flowers and the girls are a little above average” that always elicited a chuckle. And then when he was dealing with a passage where there was a teaching that he didn’t agree with some would teach he would say that bird won’t fly and that dog won’t hunt. So just a unique man of God.

And then of course Dr. Ryrie with his book on Dispensationalism, his basic theology book and Balancing the Christian Life and then of course the Ryrie Study Bible you just can’t over state the impact that these men have had.

JD: David James reflecting on some of the great Bible scholars that have gone home to be with the Lord.

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

In my conversation with David James we mentioned only three of the great Biblical scholars who have recently gone to Heaven. These men who were knowledgeable of Bible prophecy and they taught the prophetic passages from a dispensational approach to interrupting the Bible which is a method key to our understand of Bible prophecy. As the apostle Paul taught these men also taught study the word of God, teach the word of God and then look for the crown of righteousness, that’s a crown for those who look for and love the appearing of Jesus Christ.