• The Pre-Tribulation, A Time of Distress

    The Pre-Tribulation, A Time of Distress

    It has become apparent by now that the world has entered a new period of time that is unparalleled in all of human history.

    Marked acceleration of natural disasters that include Earthquakes, Tsunami’s, Nuclear Meltdown, Rioting, Violence and dramatic increases in sin and lawlessness. These events are not mere happenstance, they are voices speaking of a greater Tribulation that is to come.

    Jesus said that in this world we would experience Tribulation. Then He added that we should be of good cheer because He has overcome the world:

    John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

    It may be that by these words, Jesus was giving us an advanced warning of a pre-tribulation period that wold occur before the seven year tribulation described in the Book of Revelation.

    Just as a woman who is about to give birth, will experience the birth pains associated with the immanent arrival of her child, we are experiencing the birth pains of a coming tribulation that will lead to the return of Jesus for His church.

  • Breaking News, Egypt, Encouragement, For Christians, Iran, Rob Robinson, Salvation, The Last Days

    Posted on February 13th, 2011

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Egyptian Revolution Inspiring an Iranian Revolution

    Egyptian Revolution Inspiring an Iranian Revolution

    With the amazing peaceful revolution of Egypt in just 18 days, more oppressive, dictatorial governments in other Islamic countries are on the horizon.

    The people of Iran have long dreamed of a free and democratic system where they could exercise the rights guaranteed to other countries with free and impartial elections. As Iranians watch the amazing change of events happen in Egypt, intelligence reports coming out of Iran are that a quiet revolution is also in the works in this ancient Persian kingdom.

    The desire to be free is not a uniquely American dream, it is the desire of every man to live in freedom and peace.

    Many of the experts had predicted that the toppling of Egypt’s Mubarak government would leave a vacuum in that area, allowing the Muslim Brotherhood to take power and create an Islamic state similar to Iran.

    Today we see the opposite occurring, as peace and freedom loving people in many oppressive Islamic states are gaining encouragement that they could experience the same kind of change in their own country.

  • Working All Things Together For Good

    Working All Things Together For Good

    satan is described as being the ruler, or god of this present world because the rulership of the earth was lost by Adam to satan back in the garden of Eden as described in Genesis.

    When God created Adam He gave dominion of the earth to Adam to rule over it forever. In Adam’s rebellion of God’s commandment he lost dominion of the earth to satan, who became the ruler of the earth.

    When Jesus came to earth and began His public ministry, the Bible records that at the beginning of His public ministry He went into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil for a period of 40 days.

    One of the temptations that satan put before Jesus was to use His power as God to rescue Himself from his hunger and present desperate situation, instead of waiting on the Father to whom Jesus had submitted Himself as a servant on our behalf.

    satan offered to Jesus a shortcut to the Cross. If Jesus would simply bow down to satan and worship him as God, then satan would bequeath all the power and rulership of the earth to Jesus. satan claimed that the rulership of the earth was his to give to whomever he chose.

  • When You See Jerusalem Surrounded…

    When You See Jerusalem Surrounded…

    I was thinking about the events of the past week regarding the revolution in Egypt and the reorganization of Jordan by King Abdullah. The radical elements inside these two countries want to do in Egypt and Jordan what they have already done in many of the nations of the Middle East. To bring radical Islam as the director of their government and religious institutions.

    While reading Luke chapter 21, I was struck by the words that Jesus spoke as He as teaching about the last days just prior to His return.

    Luke 21:20-22 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.”

    “When we see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that it’s destruction is near…”

    I opened up a map of the middle east on my Macbook and looked at Israel. All around this tiny nation, barely the size of the state of New Jersey, were many large and powerful Arab nations.

    For the past 30 years, there have been just three of these nations that have stood with Israel and resisted internal and external pressure to transform their countries into governments led by radical Islamic leadership. Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt have helped make the security of Israel possible and have remained allies of the United States.

    Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia have remained free of radical Islam for nearly three decades and have maintained a friendly status quo with Israel. With the events of the past week concerning Egypt’s attempted ouster of their leadership, largely supported by the radical elements of Islam, and the King of Jordan firing his entire cabinet to replace them with more moderate members, two of the thee three walls of protection for Israel are near the point of collapse.

  • Egyptian Crisis Centers on Israel’s Security

    Egyptian Crisis Centers on Israel’s Security

    As we watch the events unfold in Egypt and the uncertainty of their future government, we are directed to the question of how Egypt’s instability will affect Israel’s security in the future.

    If you live in Israel today you have to be concerned that Egypt will take the same course that Iran took some 30 years ago. Once the radical Islamic leadership took power in Iran their stated purpose was to insure that Israel found her destruction.

    A turning from being friendly towards Israel to that of an enemy of Israel is one of the possible outcomes of the current uprising in Egypt. When the dust settles will the new government of Egypt maintain a non aggressive position towards Israel? How many other Arab nations will join the uprising and form new governments hostile towards Israel as a result of Egypt’s revolution?

    This morning the King of Jordan announced a complete reorganization of his government. King Abdullah has so far been a neutral Arab nation having been placed by God at Israel’s close Eastern border. Similar moves are occurring in many other Arab nations as a result of the people of Egypt revolutionizing their country.

    The neutrality of Jordan and Egypt in the past was one of the primary factors that have contributed to the safety and security of Israel. The United States has paid billions of dollars every year to these friendly Arab nations to insure their cooperation in Israel’s security.

    From a prophetic view, when the battle of Ezekiel 38 and 39 begins, two of the Arab nations that are not mentioned as coming to attack Israel are Jordan and Egypt. Jordan is mentioned as the single place of safety for the Jews fleeing Israel during the reign of the antichrist. In the book of Isaiah God requests that Jordan shelter His “outcasts from the hand of the spoiler…”

    Isaiah 16:4 “Let My outcasts dwell with you, O Moab; Be a shelter to them from the face of the spoiler…”

    Beginning at the mid-way point of the Great Tribulation, the Jews in Israel will have the veil removed that currently covers their eyes and prevents them from seeing that Jesus is their Messiah. When the antichrist announces that he is God and that all the world should worship him, the Jews will flee Israel for Petra in the nearby nation of Jordan. It is there in Jordan that the antichrist is forbidden by God to capture that nation or do any harm to the Jews being sheltered there.

  • The Prophetic Implications of Egypt

    The Prophetic Implications of Egypt

    Ezekiel 38:6 “Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops-many people are with you.”

    Gomer was the area just north of Turkey. Again, a Moslem nation who would like nothing better than to push all of the Jews of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea.

    Togarmah, also in the area of the present day Turkey. A nation and people who are Moslem and who are openly against the nation of Israel.

    We have Russia descending over the mountains north of Israel with a confederacy of Moslem nations in what is apparently a “Holy Jihad” against Israel, “A Holy war…”

    Then there are surprisingly a number of Moslem nations that are not listed here. More important than the nations that Ezekiel 38 mentions are those nations that should be a part of this list but are conspicuously omitted.

    Notice that Egypt is not named as coming with this confederacy of Moslem nations coming against Israel.

    Also Syria, another strong Muslim nation outspoken against Israel is surprisingly not mentioned. But also. Presently Syria has been trying to negotiate peace with Israel to regain some of their former possession; the Golan Heights.

    Iraq is also not mentioned in Ezekiel’s list of nations, why? One would expect that this nation would clearly want Israel destroyed. In the United States conflict with Iraq we greatly diminished Iraq’s ability to attack anything after the Gulf war and years following the Gulf war.

    Jordan is not mentioned in this list. The Bible describes Jordan as a nation that the antichrist has no power over when he comes to rule the world. For some reason Jordan has chosen to not to be involved in the conflict between the Moslem nations and Israel, why? This is interesting because Jordan is where the Rock city of Petra is located, the location where many of those who study this prophecy believe that the Lord will protect and shelter Israel for the last 3 ½ years of the Great Tribulation, after she flees Jerusalem at the “abomination of desolation”.