REAL ISLAM – PART V

Real Islam is NOT a benign religion, a moral equivalency. It is a real threat to what remains of the Christo-centric culture that has dominated and driven Western moral thought for these last several centuries. Now we seem Islam taking advantage of the moral confusion that has set in in the West – especially Europe. In PART V we’ll explore this phenomenon and examine how it could alter our future. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” (2Timothy 4:3-4) All across Europe, the winds of change are blowing. The Europe that brought us the Renaissance and the Reformation is no more. In a continent where art and architecture and the culture and intellectual life of nations was once centered on God of the Bible, there is no faith. To paraphrase Lincoln: Europe has lost ... [More]

THE SHEMITAH – PART II

Last week we reintroduced the concept of the Shemitah. It is a principle of Scriptures found in the Old Testament wherein every seventh year a Sabbath year was to be observed. As described by one writer: It was a time “when all working of the land ceased, the land rested. This took place every seventh year. On the last day of that year, all debts were wiped away, all credit was nullified, the financial accounts of the nation were, in effect, wiped clean. Later on, in Israel’s history, as the nation turned away from God, the Shemitah became a sign and manifestation of judgment, the kingdom’s destruction in 586 B.C. and its exile in Babylon were timed to the years of the Shemitah.”[i] In this installment we’ll look a bit at the historical workings of the Shemitah and begin to explore what it could mean to our future. [This series is based, of course, on the work of Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, head of Hope of the World Ministries. For a deeper understanding of these concepts I recommend that you ... [More]

REAL ISLAM – PART IV

Conflict and war are integral parts of the character of Islam itself. Its history and practice has created an atmosphere of animosity with those who do not worship Allah and a culture of hate and death among its adherents. It is a conflict that had its beginning in the dim recess of time, dating back to the days of Abraham and his sons Ishmael and Isaac. It is a conflict destined to continue to the End of the Age. ISLAM: SOURCE OF UNENDING CONFLICT The problem is the Land! And the problem is the promise God made to give it to Israel! That is the source of the entire conflict. In Deuteronomy 1:7-8, God defined the boundaries of His promise to Israel. “Turn and take your journey, and go to the mountains of the Amorites, to all the neighboring places in the plain, in the mountains and in the lowland, in the South and on the seacoast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the River Euphrates. See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the ... [More]

THE SHEMITAH – PART I

Perhaps the most important new development in prophecy right now are the revelations being brought forth regarding the operation of a little-understood biblical principle found in the Old Testament. In Hebrew it is called the Shemitah. It refers to a once-every-seven-years Sabbath for the land – and it seems to affect everything from the economy to the fall of nations. We will rely on the work of Rabbi Jonathan Cahn in this series that will bring out some of the highlights of this amazing principle that would very well affect the destiny of the nation…and our world.  GETTING STARTED Rabbi Jonathan Cahn was on the Sid Roth Show on September 1, 2014. Here’s how he introduced the concept of the Shemitah. “The Shemitah is an ancient mystery going back over three thousand years that goes back to Moses and Mt Sinai, affecting everything from 9/11 to the rise and fall of the economy to the crashing of the stock market to the rise and fall of nations; everything from World War I, World War ... [More]

REAL ISLAM – PART III

There are inherent characteristics built into the nature of Islam that define the religion. We’re seeing this played out in more ISIS beheadings and now threats again of the use of airliners as terror weapons. Islam is prisoner to its defining character.   So let’s look at both the nature of both Mohammed and the faith he founded, - portraying both only as described in the Muslim scriptures, the Koran and the commentary called the Hadith.  THE TRUE NATURE OF THE FAITH “He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers. (Genesis 16:12) The Bible is speaking here about Ishmael, Abraham's son through the servant girl, Hagar, - and in the process describing the origin of the Arab nation, the founding race and chief purveyors of Islam. In fact, Jew and Arab alike, both agree that Ishmael is the starting point for the Arab line. That may be where agreement stops. Both Arab and ... [More]