Coming This Fall from Dr. David Jeremiah You’re invited to a front-row seat to watch the cataclysmic clash of heaven and Earth as the mysteries of the Book of Revelation unfold before you and come face-to-face with the key players of the End Times drama…
The Agents of the Apocalypse
Dr. Jeremiah’s riveting look at the key players of the Book of Revelation will give you insight into Bible prophecy as perhaps you’ve never experienced before!
I can only guess that perhaps one or more of the “agents” discussed in Dr. Jeremiah’s book might very well be radical Islamic jihadists. The number of terrorists around the world has doubled since 9/11/01!
I have been reading two books lately – one about angels and the other about the book of Revelation. Reading and studying what the Bible reveals regarding the end times is something that I think all people should do! It really helps us to understand why all the turmoil that is going on in the world – especially as it relates to Israel and the Middle East terrorism surrounding Her – is happening and how prophesy can uniquely inform and warn us. Prophesy is happening right before our very own eyes theses days! Yet, many people are either completely oblivious (or, in some cases purposefully ignorant) of such facts!
Sometimes I find that people (who are either uninformed or critical of any discussion regarding end times prophecy) REALLY don’t want to know what is going to happen! For some, it is fear of the future. For some, it is fear of not being right with God. For some it’s not being able or willing to admit that they are in the same boat as all of us – a sinner in desperate need of the Savior – Jesus Christ! These days, that’s just not politically correct to say out loud anymore.
Even some Christian pastors refuse to do sermons or studies about the book of Revelation. Excuses for why they don’t want to cover that book run the gamut! It does take a lot of effort and work to read the book and to also seek out the scholars (who may not always agree on every detail) who have helped interpret what is written in the book of Revelation. There are some books about it that are better than others. I find that the best writers on the subject use the techniques of Scripture interprets Scripture as well as the art of linking Old Testament prophecy verses with New Testament fulfillment verses.
My former blog has many articles about prophesy being fulfilled right before our very own eyes! [Note: be sure to click on additional links at end of that one blog post.] In David’s incredible prophecy of Israel’s enemies today, we see just one example of prophecy coming to fruition in our day!
Three thousand years ago God inspired King David to predict that the reborn nation of Israel would be immediately surrounded by enemies, including the Arab nations of Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.
“For lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken craftly counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Hoab; and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah” (Psalm 83:2-8).
In this incredible prophecy, David described the modern states of the Middle East by naming the ancient nations that have now joined with the Palestinians in their attempt to destroy the Jewish state in the last days.
This ancient prophetic list of nations is fascinating, as it enumerates virtually every one of the nations in the Arab confederacy that oppose Israel’s existence today:
Edom………from Esau, brother of Jacob (Jordan)
Ishmaelites…descended from Ishmael, son of Hagar (Arabs)
Moab………son of Lot, (Jordan, east of Dead Sea)
Hagarenes….descended from one of the 12 sons of Hagar
Gebal……..ancient Byblus, (north of today’s Beirut)
Ammon……..son of Lot, (capital of Jordan)
Amalek…….descended from Esau (southern Jordan)
Philistines..from Ham, (throughout Palestine, Syria)
Tyre………a Phoenician city (Lebanon)
Assur……..founded Assyria; (Iraq – Iran)
Children of Lot, Moab, and Ammon, (Jordan)
Dr. David Jeremiah is coming out with a new book (and sermon series on TV) soon called “Agents of the Apocalypse.” Should be interesting!
All the things that are happening in the world now (like the Islamic Caliphate wannabes) and the Hamas attacks against Israel certainly show us how one day, the apocalypse prophesied in Scripture will come about! I have been watching “Israel Now News” on the Daystar channel. In one news report and commentary, a reporter – who witnessed a Jewish man get out of his car, kneel down and pray for God’s protection (just as a missile from the terrorists in Gaza was heading in his direction) – told the story of how that 15 seconds of warning isn’t much time to take cover. Right after the man’s prayer, the Iron Dome defense system shot the missile to smithereens in the sky above them. My question: why aren’t such miraculous stories told in the MSM? Possible answer: because many in the media of mass deception are secularists who either side with Hamas or just hate the Jews anyway? The ratcheting up of anti-Semitism across Europe is disturbing, too. How can ANYONE think that siding with terrorists like Hamas is a good thing? I think I know some reasons why. Such people do not know God’s Word and, unfortunately, they are doubly blinded by news media propaganda and willful ignorance.
The hatred against the Jews (and Christians, for that matter) is rising up again and becoming even more apparent. When radical Islamic terrorists (like ISIS, ISIL) vow to “kill the infidel” (which includes anyone who doesn’t believe in their allah false god) and such actions are allowed to go on without strong American military action; then we are in grave danger. What’s more, don’t be fooled into complacency regarding the connections between The Muslim Brotherhood AGREEING in the end times Islamic Caliphate – just like the “crueler” jihadists called ISIS (Islamic State [of] Iraq and Syria) or ISIL (Islamic State, Islamic Levant). What’s even worse, is when we have a pResident in the White House that is obviously in league with the Muslim Brotherhood.
They all will be battling amongst themselves; that is, all of the factions of radical Islam with the goal of claiming that their particular sect is the genuine article that will bring about the Mahdi of their evil religion.
The fact is that ALL the radicals want this Caliphate – so that their Islamic “messiah” [who could end up being the False Prophet predicted in Revelation] will ultimately be revealed. You see, they think that they can “hurry it along.” The truth is, it’s all in God’s timing. The only safety that there will be left in the end times is true faith in God.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without a cause.
Consider my enemies, for they are many;
And they hate me with cruel hatred.
We can refer back to Psalm 3:1 (NIV) – where David writes:
1O LORD, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
2Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.
3But you are a shield around me, O LORD;
you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.
4To the LORD I cry aloud,
and he answers me from his holy hill.
The message in such Scripture is clear! We are to seek God – even when it appears that so much is going against us! God is still for us!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct [fn] your paths.
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