The Insurmountable Jew/Arab Matter
I was sitting in a hotel restaurant in Dallas where the pre-Trib Study Group, founded by Dr. Tim LaHaye, had its annual meetings during the 1990s. We were awaiting delivery of our breakfasts when I watched a friend—a well-known Christian-Jewish ministry television host—approach our table.
He sounded chagrined, his face, according to another friend sitting beside me, not the usual smiling countenance we all were accustomed to witnessing. He shook my hand, and I said, using his name, “What’s wrong? You have a bad flight?”
He had just returned from Israel, where he had conducted services and did television programming.
He began by saying in a disgusted tone, “I just don’t know why God made Arabs.”
My reaction was, “Well (his name)…”
Before I could say anything else other than express my being unable to say anything, he said in even a more disgusted tone and with greater fervor, “Well, d*** it, Terry, I mean it…”
I was both amused and somewhat amazed to hear such foul language from my great friend.
He went on to explain how one Arab Muslim contingent or the other had physically attacked in an act of terrorism while he and his crew were near the Temple Mount, as I recall. This evil activity, of course, wasn’t unusual and continues to this day, decades later, and even increases in ferocity, as we’ve recently seen with Hamas’ brutal slaughter of Jews and others on October 7 of the year just past.
Without any doubt, my friend, now gone to be with the Lord, knew better than just about anyone on the planet the story of Abraham going to Sarah’s handmaiden Hagar, how his wife told Abraham to produce a child with Hagar because it was obvious to her that at her age she would have no more children.
My famous friend knew Abraham and Sarah got ahead of God’s great plan to bring Isaac into the world through that couple’s union. The birth indeed happened by the time Abraham’s son by Hagar, Ishmael, became a teenager.
So that, of course, was, to answer my friend’s angrily posed question, why Arabs were eventually “made,” as my friend put it. But his demeanor exemplifies to this day the Jewish-Arab raging differences that seem to have no end in sight.
An article somewhat frames the never-ending things involved in that ever more violent and expansive conflict.
[Regarding the Hamas attack of October 7, 2023, and its aftermath, the article states:] But the depth and scope of this crisis require a comprehensive cultural and spiritual rethinking of how we perceive ourselves and the enemy, focusing on the question of why the enemy fights and what we are fighting for.
Hamas and Hezbollah fight out of religious belief. By contrast, we are not clear on our reasons for uniting to fight wars beyond our desire to safeguard our existence and survival.
A.B. Yehoshua once posed an existential question: “Nation of Israel, for what purpose do you live?” Later, he clarified: “Survival is considered the most prominent aspect of the Jewish people… but it is not survival that is the prominent aspect, but rather how it is done, what its agenda is, what values it holds, and primarily, what its cost is.” (A. B. Yehoshua, Haaretz Books Supplement, 20.2.2013)
This question must be applied to clarify the central inquiry: Nation of Israel, for what purpose do you fight, and how do you fight? (“A Clear Post-War National Vision Means Returning to the Roots of Zionism,” Gershon Hacohen, Opinion Algemeiner, Rapture Ready News, January 11, 2024)
The above piece demonstrates Israel’s blindness to what’s going on with regard to the evil perpetrated incessantly against the Jewish race—against Israel, the nation. They can’t get a grasp on all the things that are driving and tugging His chosen people and nation back toward the God who loves them with all of His majestic being.
“Why the Arab versus the Jew?” is a monumental and seemingly insurmountable question, to be sure. Some believe it is the holdup to even world peace, not to mention Mideast regional peace. In fact, to those of us who believe God’s Word is absolutely true in every respect, this is the case. The Jewish/Arab problem will eventually involve the whole world and will ultimately bring all the nations into the killing field called Armageddon.
Zechariah the prophet foretells that Israel will become a “burdensome stone and a cup of trembling” to the entire world. Paul the apostle foretold that there will be a great “cry of peace and safety” that will cause “sudden destruction.”
It is obvious that the great conflict between these antagonists–the Jews and the Arabs—is what is now causing the most profound angst within the world’s diplomatic sphere.
These would-be world masters–the globalist ringmasters—constantly try to force a two-state solution to the great conflict they believe more than any other on the planet threatens the ignition of nuclear war and the end of humankind.
And it is this very matter–the tearing apart of God’s land granted to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—by the powers and principalities of the global cabal that will fulfill prophecy that brings everything to a head.
Again, Joel tells of this in the starkest of terms.
“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land” (Joel 3:1-2).
Many believe the Hamas attack of October 7, 2023, could be a primary catalyst for bringing Zechariah and Joel’s prophecies to fruition. Regardless, our witness of Israel now at the center of hatred practically everywhere on earth–especially hatred by the young in universities across the world—lends credence to the likelihood that pressures to force Israel to make peace from many directions could bring God’s great hand of judgment.
That judgment will begin with His calling all believers in His Son, Jesus Christ, out of this world of rebels to safe harbor in the Rapture. Here is how to be within that safe harbor while wrath and judgment ravage the planet.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
Prophecy Coming to Life. . . Literally
A couple of recent news items point to the fulfillment of a prophecy in a way we likely would have thought impossible just ten years ago.
According to a Forbes online story, Elvis Presley is going to appear in concert this coming November on a London stage. Advanced technology, along with artificial intelligence (AI), will result in a realistic hologram image of the rock star singing and dancing on stage. I never imagined that the holograms I saw in futuristic movies of the past would so quickly become a reality.
Below is a quote from the article describing the fall concert:
“Through AI and groundbreaking tech, you’ll be able to witness iconic Elvis performances as if you were really there and celebrate defining moments in Elvis Presley’s extraordinary life and career,” U.K. immersive specialist Layered Reality, which is producing the show, said in a description of the upcoming experience.
That tech will include holographic projection and augmented reality. Theatrical sets and live actors will add to the Elvis extravaganza.
A second news item explains how this technology will likely be used to deceive people. Another online article suggests that a project called “NASA’s Blue Beam” will be used to project holograms. (Note: If you do an Internet search on this, you will see many articles stating that this is a “conspiracy theory.”)
Many of us so called “conspiracy theorists” have been made aware of the technology to beam holographic images into thin air that can trick us into believing that they are real. We have been warned that they will, at some point, be used by the globalist cult in order to terrorize the world population into a submissive state in order for them to be able to enact the next stage in their New World Order. This pre-planned event has been termed Project Blue Beam and was allegedly first brought to light by the French-Canadian journalist Serge Monast.
In spite of the many online denials that such technology exists, I side with those who believe that during the Tribulation period, the globalists will have the ability to project holograms wherever they desire and use them to deceive the public as well as enforce obedience to the beast.
I wonder if Jesus had such capabilities in mind when He spoke these words in Matthew 24:23-26:
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.”
False “flesh and blood” messiahs will lead people astray during the Tribulation. It’s already happening. Someone responded to a blog article of mine a few years ago telling me that Jesus had already returned and was living in the Philippines. He told me the exact location, but I do not remember what he said.
On the other hand, the use of holograms will open up a whole new way for the global powerbrokers to deceive people. It’s not difficult to imagine how AI-generated “appearances” of Christ could be used to delude people into obeying the dictates of the antichrist and receiving the mark of the beast (Revelation 3:16-18). They might also terrorize those who refuse the mark.
It’s apparent that the globalists will need technology to keep people in line during the Tribulation. As I write, the World Economic Forum (WEF) is meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and has as one of its themes the restoring of trust, which I don’t recall them ever having. They recognize the need to persuade people to their point of view, which will not happen apart from deception and force.
The protest of thousands of farmers in Germany is just one of many examples of people throughout the world demonstrating against the socialist agenda of the WEF.
Once the Rapture happens, the globalists will need the supernatural signs and wonders of the false prophet and beast as well as advanced technology to deceive the masses and terrify others into accepting the enslavement of the world order.
We already understand how the use of AI technology, together with gigantic databases that already exist, will enable the antichrist to control the buying and selling worldwide by the midpoint of the Tribulation. The ability to project holograms might also be a tool he uses to accomplish the wicked domination that we read about in Revelation 13. Remember, this is over three and half years away if the Rapture should happen today. Given the rapid advances in technology, is it not easy to imagine how the coming man of lawlessness could use holograms to both deceive and terrorize humanity?
The signs of the rapidly approaching Tribulation are everywhere we look. How much longer can it be until Jesus takes us home to glory?