Archives for August 2015

PROPHETIC CONVERGENCE – Part V

In PART IV, we looked at the events and trends that will commence beginning in September. It was an impressive list. We talked about Congressional review of the Iran nuclear deal, the drive for UN approval of Palestinian statehood coming to a head, predictions of economic disaster a worldwide scale, the Shemitah and its relationship to major financial dislocations, the Jubilee year, the Blood Moons phenomenon, hinted at wars and rumors of wars and mentioned briefly other fun subjects. Today we'll look at the ominous pieces being put in place in a variety of fields. LINING UP THE PIECES War Rumors Jesus warned us what it would be like during the run-up to His return. "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom." (Matthew 24:6-7) Today we're seeing that on many fronts. Let's look at North Korea. It seems to be going ... [More]

PROPHETIC CONVERGENCE – PART IV

Last time we looked at the unfolding chaos that is taking hold in the American landscape. Cities are roiling over with racial tension; some exploding in violence. Our borders are essentially open and there is growing evidence that groups like ISIS and Hezbollah are here and are participating and fomenting the violence. And the backdrop is this: America continues to stumble away from God and His ways. Increasingly many are asking this: Is it all coming to a head. Is there a chosen time for the crisis to reach critical mass?  THE SEPTEMBER SHAKING As I watch the news, skim the internet and read the financial pundits I am taken with the fact that there is a genuine fear of what is unfolding during the last quarter of this year – with special emphasis on September. It takes in many areas. We’ll begin with a rundown of some of the events we can expect to see – both planned and anticipated. But first we’ll give it some context by noting this. There is a plan afoot to install a New Age ... [More]

PROPHETIC CONVERGENCE – PART III

In this series we’ve been surveying the prophetic scene as it is unfolding today. In the process we’ve begun to unpack the patterns of fulfillment that characterize this point in history. Last week we looked at Israel. The return of the Jews to God’s Promised Land and the establishment of the Jewish state are sure signs that we are approaching the End of the Age. But God’s prophetic fulfillment is not limited to the geopolitical but encompasses all areas of human endeavor including the economic, religious and societal spheres. In PART III we’ll look at the role that exploding racial tension, civil unrest and Radical Islam are playing in setting up the conditions for the Last Days. SOWING CHAOS “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, ... [More]

SHORT TAKES

APOCALYPTIC HEAT WAVE - Here’s a report from Arutz Sheva, or Israel National News. “On the same weekend in which it threatened to "annihilate" Israel following the nuclear deal it struck with global powers, Iran experienced a mind-boggling 164 degrees (73 Celsius) heat index reading last Friday, in what some might see as a warning by the Almighty Himself that all options are on the table.”[i] WICCA: NOT SO INNOCENT - Go online to any number of Wiccan forums and you will see nothing by categorical denials that they are Satan worshipers or practitioners of human sacrifice. But an event in Florida has given the lie to those claims. An NBC News report characterized the murder as a “Wiccan ritual killing” related to the “blue moon.” Law enforcement officials cited “The injuries to the victims, the positions of the bodies and also the person of interest right now is also a practitioner,” as evidence of the connection to Wicca. [i] Apocalpytic Iran Heat Wave Nearly Breaks World Record, ... [More]

PROPHETIC CONVERGENCE – PART II

In Part I we introduced the concept of Prophetic Convergence. Our world is devolving into chaos. This is occurring on almost every front. Behind it all are the conditions Jesus described in Matthew 24 and Luke 21. It is this writer’s contention that we are living in the time just before the Time of the End. One of the hallmarks of this prophetically rich period is the role Israel is to play in the End Times. Both the Old and New Testaments testify to the major role that nation and people will play. The Scriptures clearly tell us – that while the rest of the world will be judged in the process – the 7-year Tribulation is all about Israel. That’s where it began – and that is where it will end. ISRAEL: GOD’S SUPER SIGN Many Christians know a little bit about the days leading up to Christ’s return. They’ve heard of “wars and rumors of wars” – of earthquakes and famines and the Antichrist, a One World Government, the Mark of the Beast – and the devastation of mankind. A quick read of ... [More]