My wife recently bought a 1,000-piece puzzle that she thought would be easy to assemble; however, at first it looked like it was going to take weeks to do it. But after working on it for about a week, the pieces started falling into place and it got easier and easier. Some Bible prophecy is like a puzzle that is difficult to put together.
We are in the last days, and prophecies that were difficult to interpret when they were written in the Bible are now making sense and rapidly falling in place.
Consider the following recent events:
First, God will gather the Jews back to Israel in two waves at the end of the age: a first wave in unbelief (the Jews will go back under the Law) before the Tribulation Period, and a second wave in belief at the end of the Tribulation Period (the Jews will repent and all Israel will be saved).
Many Muslims have immigrated to France in recent years, anti-Semitism has exploded, and now about 200,000 French Jews want to relocate to Israel.
This has prompted Prime Min. Netanyahu to urge the Israeli officials to speed up the immigration process so they can quickly take in many of these French Jews.
Second, some Bible prophecy teachers believe the Antichrist will claim to be the Christ when he first appears and he will deceive the Jews by promising them peace and confirming the 7-year peace treaty.
In early December, the Jewish rabbi in charge of King David’s tomb in Jerusalem said there is now a plan to create a crown of gold for their long-awaited Messiah.
The rabbi said this messiah will be the king of Israel, a descendant of David, come back to Jerusalem, ensure that the Temple is rebuilt and the Temple service is reinstated, gather the Jews from around the world, and his return is imminent.
The fact that the Jewish religious leaders believe that the messiah will ensure that the Temple is rebuilt is one reason why some Bible prophecy teachers believe that the Jews will accept the Antichrist as their messiah, that it will be the Antichrist who gives them permission to rebuild the Temple, and that will happen early in the Tribulation Period.
If the rabbis actually create a crown of gold, they will probably put it on the head of the Antichrist who will reign during the Tribulation Period (Jn. 5:43).
Third, on Dec. 10, 2018, members of the Jewish Sanhedrin put on their priestly garments, rehearsed the daily sacrifice and dedicated an altar of sacrifice for use at the rebuilt Temple.
City officials refused to give the Sanhedrin permission to sacrifice an animal on site, so they sacrificed an animal at another place, took the meat to the altar, and burned one piece of it on the altar.
Denial of permission to perform an animal sacrifice on site is another reason why some Bible prophecy teachers believe permission to resume the animal sacrifices will come from the Antichrist (perhaps from the 7-year covenant) at the beginning of the Tribulation Period.
Fourth, on Nov. 30, 2018, U.S. Pres. Donald Trump, Mexico’s Pres. Enrique Pena Nieto, and Canada’s Prime Min. Justin Trudeau signed the USMCA (the new NAFTA or the NAFTA replacement agreement).
The New American recently published an article about it. Read it here.
It was Pres. Nieto’s last day in office, and he said the following in Spanish:
“The negotiation of the Mexico-United States-Canada Treaty made it possible to reaffirm the importance of the economic integration of North America.” He further remarked, “The renegotiation of the new trade agreement sought to safeguard the vision of an integrated North America, the conviction that together we are stronger and more competitive.”
According to The New American, “The real purpose of the new agreement, as Peña Nieto admitted, is integration — the merging of the United States, Mexico, and Canada into what The New American has long-described as the North American Union.”
“Just as the European Union is the culmination of decades-long European economic integration, so too would a North American Union be the culmination of the decades-long North American integration beginning with NAFTA and now the USMCA.”
Shortly after signing the agreement, Peña Nieto tweeted:
“On my last day as President, I am very honored to have participated in the signing of the new Trade Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada. This day concludes a long process of dialogue and negotiation that will consolidate the economic integration of North America.”
The New American article reads, “The USMCA is not a step back towards American independence and sovereignty; it’s a step closer toward greater integration.”
It is this writer’s belief that the Ten Kings (Ten Horns or Ten Toes) mentioned in the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation refers to ten leaders that will head up ten groups of nations under the Antichrist during the Tribulation Period.
It is my belief that the U.S., Mexico and Canada will be merged or integrated into a North American Union (NAU/USMCA), and the head of the NAU/USMCA will be one of the Ten Kings.
The pieces of the prophetic puzzle are rapidly falling into place, and the Church’s hope is the Rapture – not the politicians.
The True Messiah (Jesus) will remove His Church before the false messiah (the Antichrist) appears to confirm the 7-year covenant and give the Sanhedrin permission to rebuild the Temple and reinstate the animal sacrifices.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck