2 Corinthians 8:1

Sunday, 04 December 2016
40:50

 

 

-Before we get to today’s prophecy update, I would like to briefly mention a few things since there was no update for two weeks. -First, I want to thank everyone who prayed for my son he’s doing much better now after being in the hospital over Thanksgiving. -Last week, we met with Elias’ Neurologist, and once again; the Lord’s hand was evident in leading us to this particular doctor.

I posted on Face Book and Twitter that, “As the Lord would have it, Elias’ neurologist, Dr. Kore Liow of Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience who is a strong Christian, was at the right place at the exact right time and at our appointment he led Elias and I in prayer as we thanked God that he had responded to the anti-seizure medication, and that he’s able to go back to work. As such, I will be back in the pulpit this Sunday for 2 Corinthians, the Bible Prophecy Update, and Communion.

-The second thing I want to quickly mention is that my family did not go on a cruise these last two weeks as some had thought. -That’s not to say that we won’t take my friend up on his offer yet future to go on an all expense paid cruise for a family vacation. -Please know I don’t like being out of the pulpit for extended periods of time, especially with geopolitical situation prophetically.

-The third thing that I want to mention is that a number of people have been asking about the Billy Crone rapture documentary. -It is now available as both a book and DVD set, and you can obtain them at getalifemedia.com where they can be purchased. -This is a much-needed resource in a day when the sound doctrine of the pre-tribulation rapture is under an increasing attack.

-For today’s prophecy update I will borrow the legal metaphor of the jury being out and the imminence of the verdict coming in. -The world today eerily resembles a deliberating jury, such that, no one knows the day or the hour in which a verdict is reached. -The prophetic evidence is being examined and it’s only a matter of time before the verdict is reached and judgment is rendered.

-It’s for this reason that I would like to present a closing argument of sorts as it relates to all the evidence pointing to said verdict. -I believe the evidence prophetically and forensically proves beyond any reasonable doubt that the jury will reach a guilty verdict. -Subsequent to this guilty verdict, the judgment of God will ensue, which in turn will commence with the seven-year tribulation.

-You’ll pardon the pun, but I’ll begin with the GOP Elephant in the room, with the Republican presidency, the House and Senate. -It’s the first time the Republican Party had clinched the largest majority since the year 1928, which was eighty-eight years ago. -I’m keenly aware of those who believe we now have more time; I’ll respectfully disagree, and suggest that the opposite is true.

One of the reasons I believe this is because of Trump’s potential cabinet picks, as evidenced by this Times of Israel article about one of Trump’s leading candidates for secretary of defense, Retired Marine Corps general James Mattis. If this is any indication of what’s coming, then it may very well be that Trump’s administration will spark a huge prophetic firestorm. I say this because of a statement by the aforementioned Mattis in which he said that Israel’s settlement project could turn the country into an apartheid state and that the United States would pay a price for its support of Israel. Of Mattis’s resume The Times writes that it includes over two years heading the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) under President Barack Obama from August 2010 to March 2013 …In July 2013, …Mattis said the current situation in Israel was “unsustainable” and that settlements were obstructing the possibility of a two-state outcome between Israelis and Palestinians, comments that seem to fly in the face of Trump’s position as reported by his Israel advisers. http://www.timesofisrael.com/trumps-top-pentagon-pick-said-settlements-were-creating-apartheid/#

In all fairness to the president elect, Trump did sign a document on November 2nd in which he would implement what’s known as the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which to me would be a game-changer in every sense of the word. This because, it would mean that the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The reason I say this is a game-changer is that it would sort of force the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which in turn could have profound prophetic implications chiefly as it relates to the rebuilding of the Temple as well as the prophecy found in Zechariah 12:1-3. 

Zechariah 12:1–3 (NKJV) — 1 The burden of the word of the LORD against Israel. Thus says the LORD, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: 2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.

I found it rather interesting that the anti-Israel former president Jimmy Carter would urge the equally anti-Israel current president, Barak Obama to divide Jerusalem. The New York Times ran the Op-Ed piece titled, Jimmy Carter: America Must Recognize Palestine. In it, Carter, who’s credited for brokering peace between Egypt and Israel, has called on Obama to do this before he leaves office in January. Furthermore Carter urged Obama to support a UN Security Council resolution that would set forth parameters for resolving the Israeli Palestinian conflict stating, and I quote, “The Security Council should …reaffirm the illegality of all Israeli settlements beyond the 1967 borders, while leaving open the possibility that the parties could negotiate modifications. Security guarantees for both Israel and Palestine are imperative, and the resolution must acknowledge the right of both the states of Israel and Palestine to live in peace and security. Perhaps it goes without saying but there are a number of serious problems with this, not the least of which is that it would divide East Jerusalem, giving it to the Palestinians as the capital of their illegitimate state. Should this materialize, I’m personally of the belief that it could in effect fulfill the Apostle Paul’s prophecy to the church in Thessalonica.       http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/opinion/jimmy-carter-america-must-recognize-palestine.html?_r=1