So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts (2 Pet 1:19)

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Biblical Prophecy and Today’s News

Keeping you updated on world events related to Bible Prophecy

We also have a more sure Word of prophecy, to which you do well to take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Daystar arises in your hearts knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture came into being of its own private interpretation. For prophecy was not borne at any time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke being borne along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:19-21)

World War Three FEARS 

Iranian General vows to destroy  Israel in furious attack

 

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A TOP Iranian General has vowed to destroy Israel, warning “there will soon be no way to escape but the sea”, raising fears of a major outbreak of conflict in the volatile Middle East. 

 

The comments were made by Brigadier General Hossein Salami, second-in-command of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards force, during a speech to his troops in the city of Isfahan. Referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he said: “I tell the Prime Minister of the Zionist regime that he should practice swimming in the Mediterranean. “Because soon there will be no way to escape but the sea.”
 
The Iranian regime consistently refers to the Israeli Government as “the Zionist regime” as a way of denying its legitimacy. General Salami went on to claim that Israel could be defeated by terror group Hezbollah, which Iran supports. He claimed: “The Zionist regime does not have any true elements of state and government and it is not at the level to present a threat to us. “Hezbollah is enough to defeat it.”
 
The Iranian regime provides Hezbollah, which formed in 1985 in response to Israeli intervention in Lebanon, with weapons and money. Hezbollah is believed to have up to 150,000 rockets and missiles stored away across Lebanon. A 2006 conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, which ended in a stalemate, saw thousands of rockets fired towards Israeli cities indiscriminately from southern Lebanon. Both Iran and Hezbollah have gained a foothold in Syria over recent years, where their forces are backing the regime of Bashar al-Assad against rebel groups.
 
Israel sees this intervention as a threat to its national security, and has conducted air strikes on sites linked to Hezbollah or Iran. Over the past year and a half alone more than 200 strikes have been reported. Last month there was a major international incident after Syrian forces, trying to respond to an Israeli attack, accidentally shot down a Russian surveillance plane killing 15 people. In response, the Russians provided the Syrian military with more sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missiles.
 
Also last month, Mr Netanyahu used a UN appearance to accuse Iran of continuing its alleged nuclear weapons programme via a “secret atomic warehouse”. 

 
Iran strongly denies the accusations, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocking Mr Netanyahu’s presentation as an “arts and crafts show”.


It is noteworthy to remember that Biblical prophecy fortells of a time when many nations will attack Israel - this battle will initiate the battle of Armaggedon. Let us remember that prior to the battle of Armaggedon is a 7 year period of Tribulation, preceded by the Rapture of the church. If rumours of a possible 3rd World War are now being heard, how close must the Rapture of the Church be? This truly is a "WAKE-UP" call for the church.



Watching Bible Prophecy Unfold’ Before Our Eyes

What’s Happening Involving Israel is Prophecy being fulfilled

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Many theologians and Bible experts believe that the 1948 creation of the modern state of Israel was a fulfillment of prophecy — and it is the continued return of Jews to the land of their ancestors nearly 70 years later that many point to in advancing this eschatological view.
CBN News reporter Charlene Aaron wrote this week that the return of Jewish people “is literally watching Bible prophecy unfold,” as she explained that the Old Testament books of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel speak about a return to the holy land.
Her comments accompanied a story about a group called Operation Exodus, an organization that helps Jewish people in America move to resettle in Israel — a mission that the group believes has intensly biblical roots.
Making the pilgrimage to resettle in the Jewish state is called “making aliyah,” according to the Operation Exodus.
“It says several times in Isaiah, ‘I will lift up a banner to nations’ — to the gentiles. They shall bring your sons and your daughters back,” Operation Exodus president Debra Minotti told the outlet. ”If I can just give glory to God, because this is His work.”
Minotti, who said that there has been a 79 percent increase in requests for assistance with immigrating to Israel since 2014, told CBN News about the incredible growth of Israel from 800,000 people in 1948 to more than 6 million today.
“Last year, there were 27,000 [who] made aliyah [immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return],” she said. “And [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin [Netanyahu] said…this year he said to the Jews of the world, ‘Israel is waiting for you with open arms.’”
Operation Exodus essentially sees itself as helping bring God’s prophecies to pass — a responsibility that Minotti feels privileged to have.

Many evangelicals believe that the verses mentioned in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel were prophecies that spoke to the re-creation of the Jewish state that didn’t unfold until 1948 — many, many centuries after those books were written. Here are some of the associated verses:


Isaiah 11:11-12: In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean. He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth.


Ezekiel 11:17: “Therefore say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.’


Jeremiah 31:38-40: “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when this city will be rebuilt for me from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. The measuring line will stretch from there straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah. The whole valley where dead bodies and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate, will be holy to the Lord. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished.”




 

The Gog and Magog war

Where are we now?

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It has been said if you want to know what time it is on God's calendar - keep an eye on Israel for it is God's timepiece. The scriptures relating to Israel's prophetic role in the end times are too numerous to follow, but we will monitor some of the most important ones.

Perhaps one of the most important is Daniel 9:27: "He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him."

 

The book of Daniel reveals that one final period of 7 years has been reserved for God's plan to be completed. This period of 7 years is described in the book of Revelation and climaxes with Armageddon. However when does this period of 7 years start? Daniel 9:27 reveals that "He" referring to the Antichrist, will confirm a 7 year treaty. It is this confirming of a treaty with Israel and many nations for 7 years that starts the final countdown.

 

You will also notice a clear reference to this "he" (Antichrist) putting an end to sacrifice and setting up an abomination in the temple. This would seem to indicate that the Jewish temple must be rebuilt to be part of the end time scenario. With the understanding above we will be monitoring closely the various agreements and peace treaties that Israel is involved in with particular emphasis on the Road Map To Peace. There is a particular emphasis by all major world players to bring Israel and the Palestinians, not to mention the entire Arab world into a final peace agreement. "Final Status" talks is now the buzz word and we will be watching closely where this leads - possibly even to a rebuilt Jewish Temple. However despite the move for peace talks, all parties in the Middle East continue to prepare for war. We will be watching movements within Israel and her neighbors for potential conflict.

 

One of the most contentious issues for all parties in the Middle East is the final status of Jerusalem. Zechariah says the following in this regards: Zechariah 12:2-3: "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves".Zechariah reveals that Jerusalem, the capital of Israel will become a problem for all nations. Eventually all the nations of the world will gather against her.

The voting of the UN, recent polls in Europe and the comments of leaders in Islamic countries all indicate we are heading towards a new global anti-Semitism. This will climax in the world marching on Israel.


A Revived Roman Empire

Daniel, Chapter 2, presents the dream of Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar, which provides the basis for our understanding for history’s final system of government. Daniel interprets Nebuchadnezzar's dream which reveals that the fifth and final world empire would have some association with or be an extension of the fourth empire - Rome. Passages in Daniel 7:7-8 and Revelation 13:1 describe a beast with ten horns. The prophets Daniel and John apparently saw the same beast in their visions, the beast symbolizing ten heads or ten kingdoms. It is this number of 10 that we want to keep a close eye on.


We will monitor the development of the world's newest superpower emerging from Europe and the region of the former Roman Empire which includes not only Europe but much of North Africa and the Middle East. The EU would seem to be a leading candidate for the final world empire - but the number 10 will have to somehow be reconciled. Issues surrounding the EU constitution and the EU/Mediterranean partnership agreement will be watched for possible relevance to Daniel's prophecies as well as the development of other nation alliances in this region that may equal the magic number of 10.

 

It is from this final world Empire that the man we call the Antichrist emerges. He is alluded to in scripture as the Assyrian and may have a Muslim/Middle Eastern connection that many have overlooked.

 

Gog/Magog War
Ezekiel 37-39 describes a time when Israel has been restored to her land but will then face an invasion force from a country in the north and her allies after God puts hooks in their jaws. Those countries are listed by names we don't recognize today but many scholars believe they have identified where those people groups were once from. The following are the most common interpretations for those countries:

 

MAGOG is believed to be modern-day Russia and should also include Kazakhstan (the area north of the Caspian Sea).
MESHECH can include the southern part of Russia by the Black Sea, as well as Georgia and Armenia. Some believe Turkey could also be included.
TUBAL is a part of Russia between the Black and Caspian seas. It also includes the Ukraine and Kazakhstan and possibly Georgia and Azerbaijan.
PERSIA is modern-day Iran.
ETHIOPIA (or Cush). Some consider that other surrounding areas, such as the Sudan or Eritrea, could also be included.
AND LIBYA (or Phut).
GOMER may include the Ukraine. Some believe it may also include the area SE of the Black Sea, such as Georgia. Some believe this may also be a reference to Germany.
THE HOUSE OF TOGARMAH OF THE (far or remote parts of the) NORTH QUARTERS may include Armenia. Many believe this will also include Turkey,
AND MANY PEOPLE (or nations) WITH THEE. This may indicate that there will be yet other nations allied with Russia that are unlisted. It may be noted that Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan are not mentioned.

 

 Russia is no longer the superpower it once was and while it may be hard to see such a scenario happening today, it is no more difficult for God to accomplish than He did the recreation of Israel as a nation in 1948.
Ezekiel 39 would also seem to indicate the use of nuclear weapons in this conflict as specific instructions are given on burying the dead, including specialists who do this.

 

We will continue to monitor Russia's relations with Israel. Iran, one of the nations mentioned is also important to keep an eye on in light of its mutual assistance treaty with Russia. Israel has threatened to attack Iran if it continues with is nuclear program - this very well could be the hook in the jaws that draws Russia down. Another nation to keep an eye on is Turkey as it is currently Israel's ally but relations have deteriorated greatly as of late. If Turkey is to be involved in this invasion it would be a great dupe on Israel or things could change quickly in this Muslim country. The nuclear arms race in the Middle East continues and could play a factor in this conflict.

 

Apostate Christianity
We are told in Revelation 3 of the 7 Churches. The last church or church age is symbolized by the Church of Laodicea. Laodicea means "the rights of the people." Thus, this was a church governed by the will of the people, rather than the will of God. This is the church age from which the Antichrist and the False Prophet will emerge. It is the church age Paul talked about that would not endure sound doctrine, but would gather around them teachers that would say what their itching ears wanted and desired to hear (2 Tim 4:3). This church is described as lukewarm, indifferent, not concerned with right and wrong, or with good and evil. They take a neutral position: one of "live and let live; don’t rock the boat; and don’t cause waves." They are trying to serve two masters—God and self (or the world).
We will continue to monitor the church's faithfulness to the teaching of the Word of God, realizing that the church of the last days will be marked by apostasy and a falling away. This does not mean that God is not moving and doing great things - but can we also identify the wolves in sheep's clothing? "For false Christ's and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the very elect". (Mark 13:22).

 

The Rise of Islam
Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Demographics studies indicate that it could soon become the dominant religion in many European countries. Very few Christians understand Islam and it's impact on the people and societies that it governs.
Sharia law does not permit a Muslim to leave the faith and to do so means stiff penalties, jail time and even death in countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Radical Islam's hatred of Israel and the West will be monitored as well as it's potential role in Bible Prophecy, especially the desire by many Muslims to see the reestablishment of an Islamic Empire or Caliphate. What role will Islam play beyond the traditional Ezekiel 38 scenario? Will it be connected to a Revived Roman Empire or the EU? Will the Antichrist be a Muslim?
We will be monitoring Islam's rise in terms of both military, political and demographic power. Islam's impact on Christians and efforts to witness to Muslims will also be covered.

 

Increase in Knowledge/New Technologies
Studies have suggested that the amount of human knowledge is doubling every 8 years. Some of the technologies that are emerging will no doubt have a role to play in Bible Prophecy.

Revelation 13 describes a mark, in the right hand or forehead that will act as not only a form of allegiance or worship, but enable people to buy or sell items - in fact you can't conduct commerce without it. When you hear comments by the head of MasterCard that microchip implants under the skin could be used for commerce - you can't help but see the path we are on. The recent approval of the FDA for implants under the skin for medical purposes will no doubt play a role in this emerging trend. The increase of RFID technology also presents some amazing possibilities in terms of commerce and tracking technology.

Revelation 13 also mentions the ability of an image of the Antichrist - to somehow come to life and speak. With cloning and other advanced computer technologies it seems there is nothing man can't do.

 

We will continue to monitor new technologies and their impact on prophecy.

When God's Hour Glass Expires

Are you ready?

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The King is Coming

The most important sign fulfilled in our day

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The current debate concerning world peace is concerned with the dividing of Jerusalem, so as to give part of it to the Palestinians as a capitol for a Palistinian State.


Unfortunately, the nations that are pressurising Israel into this division are not aware of what God has said in His word concerning such a division. in Joel 3:2 God says: "I will also gather all nations and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will fight with them there for My people and for My inheritance Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and divided My land".


It is clear from God's Word that the land will be divided as this is the reason He will fight with the nations (Armaggedon). According to the Pre-Tribulation theory the Rapture of the church takes place seven years before the battle of Armaggedon. With this in view and taking into consideration the current pressure on Israel to divide the land, (which I believe will be done soon), can you imagine how close the return of King Jesus must be.


The one question we all need to answer is, "Are we ready for the return of King Jesus?" If not I do suggest that you accept Him as your personal Saviour immediately.

What shall the end be?

Invite Dr Jan to address your people on this burning issue

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Prophecies yet to be fulfilled

  1. The Arab nations of the world will attack Israel in a coordinated effort to annihilate the state (Psalm 83).
  2. Israel will soundly defeat the Arab alliance (Zechariah 12:6).
  3. Israel will dwell in security and prosperity (Ezekiel 38:11).
  4. A Russian coalition consisting mainly of Muslim nations will invade Israel (Ezekiel 38:1-17).
  5. The Russian coalition will be destroyed supernaturally by God (Ezekiel 38:18-23 & 39:1-8).
  6. The Antichrist will intervene and guarantee the security of Israel, enabling the Jews to rebuild their Temple (Daniel 9:27).
  7. At the end of three and a half years, the Antichrist will enter the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself to be God (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15-18, & 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).
  8. The Jews will reject the Antichrist, and he will respond with an attempt to annihilate them, killing two-thirds of them in the process (Revelation 12:13-17 & Zechariah 13:8-9).
  9. At the end of the Tribulation, when the Jews have come to the end of themselves, they will turn to God and receive Yeshua as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10, Romans 9:27-28, &Romans 11:25-27).
  10. Jesus will return and regather all believing Jews to Israel (Deuteronomy 30:1-9).
  11. Israel will be established as the prime nation in the world (Isaiah 2:1-4 & Micah 4:1-7).
  12. The Lord will bless the Jewish remnant by fulfilling all the promises He has made to Israel (Isaiah 60:1-62:7).
  13. The blessings of God will flow out to all the nations through the Jewish people during the Millennial rule of Jesus (Zechariah 8:22-23).

The War of Gog and Magog

Israel is God's People

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Among the most intriguing of biblical prophecies can be found in the book of Ezekiel, and marks a spot on the prophetic timeline on which Nikos Ministry keeps a watchful eye.

Yet to be fulfilled, this is an event commonly referred to as the "War of God and Magog". Written approximately 500 years before the incarnation of Jesus, Ezekiel's 38th chapter foretells of the emergence of an Iranian-Russian alliance that will bring war "against the mountains of Israel".

Nikos Ministry also believe, pursuant with Ezekiel's prophecy, that the aforementioned alliance will also garner the support of a host of smaller, Arab nations to include Turkey, Libya, and Sudan, to name just a few. Ezekiel states that the enemies of Israel will cover the Holy Land "as a cloud", and the world will see that Israel is seemingly on the verge of annihilation. However, the prophecy confirms that the enemies of Israel will be eradicated on a level that is unfamiliar with recorded history.

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