Prophecy buffs expect the Word of God to be fulfilled. For example, as the Tribulation period nears, they expect Jerusalem to be a problem for the world, the religious Jews to talk about rebuilding the Temple, people to talk about establishing a one world government and things like that.
Prophecy buffs don’t rejoice over the fact that some of these events will happen (for example, they don’t rejoice over the fact that the battle of Gog and Magog will happen) because they know that a war like that will cause much death, destruction and misery. But they know that God said it will happen so they expect it to happen.
Below are four recent things that students of prophecy should have expected:
First, on August 13, 2017, the Chief of Israel’s Mossad (Israel’s intelligence agency) said, “Israel is identifying a presence (in Syria and Lebanon) not only of Iran and Hezbollah, but also of Shiite forces, that are not Iranian, from all over the world . . ..”
This eliminates the need for a debate about the identity of Gomer and all his bands, or the house of Togarmah and all his bands, whether they are present in Syria or not, etc. If Shiite forces are gathering in Syria from all over the world, Gomer and all his bands and the house of Togarmah and all his bands are in place regardless of who they are. A gathering of Shiite forces from many nations should have been expected.
Second, on August 23, 2017, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu spent three hours with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Netanyahu reminded the Russian leader that he has not accepted Israel’s demand for Iranian and Hezbollah forces to leave Syria. Mr. Netanyahu presented Mr. Putin with evidence that Iran is building a seaport, airport and military bases in Syria. He warned Mr. Putin that “Israel will not remain passive” and that there will be “a regional war” if Iran continues to stay in Syria and build these threatening facilities.
Prophecy buffs are not surprised that Mr. Putin has not accepted Israel’s demand for Iranian and Hezbollah forces to leave Syria. But if the world is as close to the battle of Gog and Magog as some think, Mr. Putin’s lack of acceptance and Iran’s continued presence and preparation should be expected.
Third, on Aug. 15, 2017, Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin, told a radio audience, “The proper teaching of biblical virtues in schools would reduce instances of white supremacist violence.”
Less than one week later, the governor received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation saying the that Christian Bible “encourages violence and racism.” The group called the Bible “A hate-filled book.” They said, “Religious education, and religion in general, would lead to ‘increased levels of all manner of societal ills, including: violent crime and homicide, poverty, obesity, teen pregnancy, and infant mortality.’”
This atheist is calling good evil, and evil good. It is to be expected, if society is moving close to persecution under the reign of Satan’s Antichrist.
Fourth, President Trump’s campaign slogan was “Make America Great Again.” This slogan smacks of nationalism (patriotism, pride in one’s nation, loyalty to America, etc.). It is Popularism (what the American majority wants). It requires a war with globalism (those who want world government, those who want America to submit to the UN, make America weak, etc.).
Prophecy buffs know that world leaders will cast aside nationalism (patriotism) at the end-of-the-age and opt for globalism (the one-world government of Satan’s Antichrist).
But America’s acceptance of a Satanic one-world government requires the rejection of Christian values. It requires corrupt politicians that don’t care what America’s majority wants (Popularism). It means President Trump will lose the war in the White House and the swamp won’t get drained.
When President Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, resigned and said, “The Trump Presidency that we fought for and won, is over,” it should have been expected. Why? Because the predictions of Daniel the prophet and John the Revelator in the Bible will be fulfilled as recorded.
From Steve Bannon’s statement it appears that the shadow government may have managed to stop the draining of the swamp and redirected some of that icky stinking goop into the Trump White House.
The fulfillment of Bible prophecy should not surprise anyone. But the control and foreknowledge of God should amaze everyone. He, and all His deeds, are truly awesome.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck