From the minister's desk
“May 22, 2020”Categories: from the minister's desk
As we continue on our journey backward in time, reflecting on the things we read in scriptures concerning mankind and Israel in particular, we are highlighting the prophecies of God that has been fulfilled and preparing for those yet to come. Read Mt.24:1-51… Jesus referring back to Daniel’s prophecy in v.15. We must learn, understand and be doing as the Lord said in v.46-51 so that we will be prepared to meet Him. We do not want to be disowned by God. Time is fleeting.
Last brief we started our journey backwards considering our present-day government and seeking the signs of “biblical prophecies fulfilled” in our time, which are the last times. The reign of this government is not over yet and occurrences and events are yet to happen. God is in control.
To review a few focus points, over 4000 years ago God brought human government into existence Gen.9, 10 to conduct humankind through human world leaders. Rev.17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind and to give their kingdom to the beast until the words of God are fulfilled.” God uses human governments to accomplish His will. Verse 10 “There are also seven kings, five have fallen, (Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Medo-Persian and Greek) one is (Roman empire when Christ came) and one is yet to come (the revived Roman Empire which is the European Union). God used these governments to bring the Jews back into the land after they had been dispersed. We will see more of this later in the brief.
Over the last 45 years God has used Presidents of the US to make decisions to set the stage for the fulfilment of Bible Prophesy. Lk.17:26-37… Going backward from the present President Trump, President Barack Obama oversaw a Supreme Court decision on “Gay Marriage,” an abomination to God. Lev.20:13, Rom.1:24-32, 2Tim.3:1-5… These things are now. Obama gave a speech at a council of Islamic nations in Cairo Egypt. He emboldened them to come forward with their plans for future endeavors. 2011 Obama withdrew soldiers from Iraq, leaving the Shiites vs the Sunni fighting each other. He drew a line in the sand with Syria’s President Assad after he used chemical weapons against his own people in 2013. In 2016, he negotiated the Iran Nuclear deal. This strengthened a caliphate- ‘the rule or reign of a chief Muslim ruler,’ seeking dominion over all the world. Ezek.38:2,5-6, Isa.17, Psa.83:1-8, Dan.11:40-45 These prophecies are of the end times. We must recognize them for who they are called today and pay attention to their actions against Israel. All these nations are against Israel’s existence today! Syria-Northern Kingdom, Egypt-Northern Kingdom, Turkey (Magog-Russia, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, Togarmah), Iran (Persia), Cush (Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia) and Lybia. This is the coalition spoken of in Ezek.38:1-6. All we can do is be prepared when these things happen!
Did we even consider the dangers of America being aligned with Israel and engaged in an all-out war with the middle eastern nations? Remember, these folks look forward to dying for the cause of Islam. Americans do not view death that way. Christians ought to look forward to dying for the cause of Christ, but do we? We were spared under Obama’s Presidency. God was not ready for time to end yet. Next, we will look back at the G. W. Bush Presidency for prophetic events.