Caliphate, kingdoms vs. Kingdom of God!
Shalom Partner and Friend of Israel,
“I saw in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. And dominion and glory was given Him, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations and languages, should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed,” Daniel 7:13-14.
The Biblical words for “kingdom” emphasises a “king” who rules over something. The concept of “kingdom” includes a ruler, those ruled over and a realm!
Will the antichrist be a radical Muslim…? We believe that he will be a Gentile, radical Muslim and will force Islam on the West and will control oil-rich states and much of Europe. We are witnessing a complete make-over of Europe by so-called refugees which are in fact an Islamic invasion to conquer. An Islamic caliphate is consistent with prophecies in the Bible of a coming “king of the South” and “king of the North” in Daniel 11:40-45. The King of the South, Saudi Arabia, is aligning nations under its leadership. The E.U. is realizing the US President Obama has abandoned them, and they need a leader with charisma to unite a fragile and fragmented empire. Russia has solidified the North while China is rising in the East. We may have the four spheres of prophecy coming together more than we have ever seen. Groups like ISIS, Hamas, PA, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, and others are all working together. It is the objective of Al-Qaeda as well as ISIS to establish an Islamic caliphate, or state, in Iraq and Syria and has claimed to already have done that naming their region “the Islamic State.”
While that Islamic State would have to change to fulfil biblical prophecies, some type of an Islamic caliphate is consistent with prophecies in the Bible in Psalm 83 as they form their evil alliances against Israel. We are certainly living in the Time of the End. The nations are aligning in a position for the great battles of prophecy! The Middle East is the heart of Islam ...and Israel is the “thorn in their side” of radical Islamists who want to form an “Islamic Crescent.” After 18 years in the Middle East, and have watched the changes that have taken place in this region …from the so-called “Arab Spring” to what had now become an “Arab winter!” Iran a financier and stanch supporter of terrorism is now freely able through Obama to produce nuclear weapons and is involved in the Middle East and the so-called victim cause of the Palestinians have all joined forces against Israel. We believe that the antichrist will claim the Islamic religion as his religion and proclaim him, and be received as Islam’s final “awaited messiah – the Mahdi.” He will be a master of war, using weapons of mass destruction to hold the world hostage (Revelation 13:4). Those who do not convert to his religion will be beheaded (Revelation 13:17; 20:4). In the end the antichrist will face God’s judgement and so will all the nations that come against Israel!
As events in the Middle East with Israel are exploding right before our eyes, now is the time to use God’s prophetic scriptures to win souls to Yeshua (Jesus). World events are opening hearts to God. It is now easy to use God’s prophetic Word to share the Gospel and we should not miss this opportunity to witness for the Lord. It is important for followers of Yeshua (Jesus) to remember to study God’s Word more closely and to preach faithfully and unafraid what the Bible calls “the Gospel of the Kingdom!” The Good news is that we have a King and He is coming soon. He has adopted us into His royal family …and He will reign forever! He will establish justice and righteousness and will make all things right and new. This is our hope in an increasing dark world and we must hold fast to it as NEVER before! “Behold the days are coming when …the Lord will be King over all the earth; in that day, the Lord will be the only One, and His Name the only One.” (Zechariah 14:1, 9)
Why is no one explaining the role that Muslims will play in the End-Time prophecy…? There is much in the Bible about the Arabs in the Bible, but relatively silent about Islam! This may seem a strange statement to some because many associate Arabs with Islam. It is true that Arabs are Muslim …but there are some that are Christian Arabs. However, we have found that a large amount of the Christian Arabs that in fact believe in "replacement theology" …believing that the church has replaced Israel. This is unbiblical! The Arab world constitutes approximately 1.4 billion people in the Muslim world but not all are Arabs. The largest Muslim country is Indonesia and other non-Arab countries are Pakistan, Turkey, Iran and Bangladesh. Concerning the Arabs, the Bible tells us that in the End-Times they WILL come against Israel and try to take the land from the Jews. God will respond leaving these Arab lands desolate (Ezekiel 35:67, 15) probably through the military campaigns of the antichrist. But, the future for all Arabs is not all bleak. Like the Jews a remnant of Arabs will emerge from the Tribulation with their hearts turned to the one and only true God, Yahweh (Jeremiah 12:14-17). The most remarkable prophecy concerning the future of an Arab remnant is found in Isaiah 19:16-25. Isaiah tells us that when the Lord strikes Egypt and Assyria, they will turn to Him and He will have compassion upon them and "heal them!" Isaiah gives us a picture of Egypt, Assyria and Israel living in peace.
It is becoming clearer each day that Islam will be prominent in the End-Time one-world religion of the antichrist… Muslim Apocalyptic Islam is pushing their ideology agenda through ISIS and other radical terrorist groups as they seek their Muslim antichrist messiah they call the "Mahdi." We ascribe zero value to the prophecies of Islam. But, Western leaders will be unprepared to meet the treat of groups like ISIS or a new Caliphate if they don’t understand their theology and their eschatology! They are most certainly not inspired prophecies – at least not inspired by God. Satan, however, is a counterfeiter at heart, and he does know what the TRUE prophecies of the Bible say. Thus, even as the Bible promises that the day will come when Yeshua (Jesus) will return to restore the throne of David and the kingdom of Israel. Satan has been busy doing everything in his power to resist these promises from coming to pass. The Islamic prophecies appear to have been "borrowed" and "altered" from Jewish, Gnostic and Christian Biblical traditions. They have clearly been manipulated by the evil one to mislead an army of willing vessels, and this is exactly where the world finds itself today!
We do not believe that the ISIS Caliphate will last long. For now, Satan is showing his hand and is using the Satanically manipulated prophecies of Islam to recruit literally tens of thousands of Muslims from throughout the world to join his forces! It’s only going to get worse, the bloodshed and difficulties have only just begun. However, we believe that the antichrist will rule through the E.U. and will use the Muslim agenda to try and annihilate the Jewish State …but God will unleash His wrath upon them. The fact is, something monumentally, earthshaking, must break this evil and we must be rest assured that something soon will!
What is the Islamic Caliphate…? A caliphate is an Islamic state. It's led by a "caliph," who is a political and religious leader, who is a successor (caliph), to the Islamic Muslim prophet Muhammad controlling through "Shariah Law" in their Quran. His evil power and authority is absolute to all Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Those who don’t comply will be killed, beheaded, or pay a Jizya tax. Islamist rule has a long history in the Middle East, going all the way back to Muhammad, the ideologist founder of Islam, in the 7th Century, when he set an example of spreading his ideology religion by the sword, taking control of the entire Arabian Peninsula in the space of 10 years (622-632). After his death, he was followed by rulers called - "Caliphs" from the Arabic "Kalifah" meaning successor (to Muhammad or representative of Allah). And, the Caliph’s dominion was known as a Caliphate (Arabic – "Khilafa" and in Turkish – "Hilafet"). Under the Caliph, the dominion was governed by a religious hierarchy following Islamic law called "Shariah." After the first four Caliphs the Caliphate passed dynasties of rulers; The Ummayads (7th- 8th centuries) and the Abbasids (8th – 13th centuries) at their height ruled territory stretching from Spain all the way to India. The rival Shiite Fatimids (10th – 12th centuries) took over much of the territory for a time. Following the Mongol invasions from the east in the 13th Century, the Caliphate ceased to actually rule …but it was revived under the Turkish Ottomans when they took control of most Arab lands (16th – 20th centuries). After the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War 1, Kemal Ataturk imposed a "secularist state" onto Turkey and dragged it into the Western sphere. Various kings and dictators took over Arab lands. These allowed principles of "Shariah" as part of national rule to varying degrees …but not nearly to the satisfaction of most Muslims in the region and thus failed to come into a single "ummah" (community with a common history) under a single Caliph!
Since the Ottoman Empire’s fall many Muslim Islamists have dreamed of re-establishing the Caliphate… and one such “dreamer” was the Egyptian Hassan al-Bannah, who in 1928 founded the Muslim Brotherhood that has benefited from Arab spring uprising …and the Caliphate’s restoration remains the Brotherhood’s number one goal! Turkish President Erdogan, a close friend and confidant of US President Obama, is an Islamist and is another “dreamer” of a restored Caliphate. He is also in bed with the Brotherhood and has drank deep lessons of the master - Hassan al-Bannah and has said; “Democracy is just a train we board to reach our destination!” What destination…? Perhaps he has followed and adapted from a nationalist poem and the words give a clue; “The mosques are our barracks, the domes are our helmets, the minarets (mosque towers) are our bayonets and the faithful are our soldiers!” Erdogan has cut off Turkey’s longstanding ties with Israel and has the audacity to accuse Israeli’s of state terrorism. He has donated millions of US dollars to the terrorist group Hamas, with intention of causing civil unrest in Israel. And, in the meanwhile he has embraced Iran who is building a nuclear bomb to “wipe Israel off the map!”
Why did ISIS declare a caliphate…? It was always their plan to do so…! When ISIS leader Abu al-Bagdadi established a new Caliphate (Islamic State) it sent shock waves throughout the Middle East. The so-called Islamic State became the first Caliphate in nearly 100 years. When al-Bagdadi made this announcement, other Islamic groups, like Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood condemned it. Regardless of the eternal competition, the Caliphate would be a “dream come true” in the Islamic world. This dream holds together some kind of feeling that under the Caliphate there’s going to be a wonderful Islamic world and that there’s going to be unity of all the Muslims. That there is going to be a world power that could not be matched by anything. But, it is not true basically because then the Caliph is a substitute for their god, Allah, because somebody needs to look after their so-called faithful on earth. On earth, the “Caliph” fights the non-Muslim world, called in Islam the “house of war” (dar-al-harb). Islam means “submission” so the “house of Islam” (Dar-al-Islam) includes those nations that have submitted to Islamic rule, which is to say those nations rule by Shariah law. The rest of the world (dar-al-harb) which has not accepted Shariah law …and so is not in a state of “submission” existed according to Islam in “a state of war with Allah!” Islam’s message to the non-Muslim world is the same now as it was in the time of Muhammad and throughout history -submit or be conquered!
It’s a mistake to think that the Caliph is like the Pope of the Muslims... He is a political and military leader that under him all Islamic world is united, and of course the war and the fighting against the Christian world would be far easier. Today the Jihadists offensive in the Middle East stretches from the Gaza strip to Syria and Iraq. It’s all part of an offensive move by forces that have different names – ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Al-Asa Martyrs Brigade and all the others who are all on a mission to build their Islamic Caliphate and to kill every Jew and Christian in their way …and kill every Muslim who does not agree with their radical cause. Little by little groups will pledge their alliance to the Caliphate/Caliph. This is called making “Bay’ah” and failure to make the “Bay’ah” pledge once the Caliphate is officially established is beheadings! And, why is it happening now…? It’s happening now because they believe that the time for the Caliphate has come! The major aim of the Caliphate is to rule the world, and this can be done under the leadership of one Caliph, whom himself can only declare a so-called “holy war” Jihad. Jerusalem is the prize and world dominium their goal!
ISIS had enough success in capturing territory across Iraq and Syria to do so as no one, especially the US Obama Administration and the Iraqi government seems to be stopping them. Who will be mad about this…? Everyone! Especially al-Qaeda and its other affiliates, who had planned to establish a caliphate of their own to restore the Islamic caliphate from the 7th century. As darkness falls over the Middle East and as the forces of freedom experienced by the West are in retreat. And, with Iran’s Apocalyptic Islamic regime and its nuclear program not neutralized …but rather “rewarded” by Obama and Western leaders, today we see a nuclear empowered Iran that is more aggressive and bolder in their efforts to destroy Israel, the US and the West. ISIS in the Middle East is driven by their “Apocalyptic Islam” is now the most evil, dark force …beheading, raping, destroying and pushing forward towards Israel and the West, in order to hasten the establishment of their “Islamic kingdom” or “Caliphate” and the coming of their so-called messiah, the Mahdi. Religious liberties in Christian countries especially Europe is under relentless assault.
What are the "kingdoms of this world"…? The "kingdom of man" began after the flood with the "Tower of Babel" (Genesis 10, 11). Throughout Scripture, Babylon is the focus of opposition to God. This is why Israel was carried off to Babylon captivity …and why during the coming tribulation, the Antichrist’s world empire is associated with Babylon (Revelation 17-18). God’s judgement of the "kingdoms of this world" – of man, at the end of history is needed in preparation for preparation of the "Messianic Kingdom" to come (Revelation 19 – 20).
According to tradition, Nimrod, the leader of the rebellion at the "Tower of Babel" (Genesis 10:8-9), and his wife Semiramis became the founders of the mystery religion known as the Mother-Child Cult. Their son Tammuz born through an alleged miraculous conception was killed by a wild animal and miraculously raised to life. This event led to the worship of the mother (Semiramis) and the child (Tammuz). When God confounded the languages at Babel consequently ushering in multiple nations (Genesis 11:1-9), this Mother-Child Cult, was exported into every culture that followed. Although the names of the mother and the child were changed from culture to culture, these religions still practiced the same idolatrous religious system that began at Babel. In Assyria, the mother was "Ishtar" and the child was "Tammuz." In Phoenicia, it was "Astarte" and "Baal." In Egypt, it was "Isis" and "Osiris" or "Horus." In Greece, it was "Aphrodite" and "Eros." In Rome, it was "Venus" and "Cupid." Given the idolatrous origin of these nations, God through Abram began a new nation independent of this universal impact at Babel. This nation, later called Israel (Numbers 24:17), would become His vehicle of exporting His messianic blessings to the world (Genesis 3:15; 12:3).
Daniel 4:17 says; "God gives the "kingdoms of men" to whomever He chooses!" Satan however tempted Yeshua (Jesus) and said, "All this authority I will give you, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I will give it to whomever I wish," Luke 4: 5-6. God is sovereign over all created beings (Revelation 4:11). The term "sovereign" has to do with Jehovah’s right to exercise authority over all His creation according to the pleasure of His will (Psalm 115:3). The earth is His, and the fullness thereof (Psalm 24:1). No one has a right to dispute with God about how He exercises His will (Isaiah 45:9; Daniel 4:35). This is one of the profound lessons from the book of Job (Job 38:2; 40:8). Moreover, the Lord’s ways are beyond any human analysis (Romans 11:33). Satan is subject to God’s permissive will! Though Satan is the adversary of God and man (1 Peter 5:8), and a constant enemy (Matthew 13:28), the Lord, consistent with His own plan, has allowed the devil a certain latitude of operation. This reality is well illustrated in the book of Job when Satan could not have brought affliction upon him, except for the permission of God. "And Jehovah said unto Satan, Behold all that he has is in your power: only upon himself put not forth your hand," Job 1:12. There is both permission, and the restriction of operation, within this passage. Satan has been allowed the power of temptation over men as we see in Matthew 4:3. But, he cannot overpower us against our will. It is possible to resist him (James 4:7). We are not forced to yield to temptation; providential ways of escape are available to us (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Satan has an Evil Influence on Nations… God has allowed Satan to exert his influence upon nations as well as individuals. Understanding this will bring clarity to why we have so much evil Islamic radical Muslims that are controlling areas and people through Satan.
The devil is characterized as the “ruler of this world” (John 12:31), and the “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). Moreover, in Revelation 20:2, it is the “dragon” (Satan) that empowers the “beast” (antichrist) in his opposition to God’s people (Revelation 13:4). God is ultimately in control of all earthly powers. He rules as sovereign. Civil governments are under the Lord’s supreme power (Romans 13:1). Satan has been allowed a certain domain of temptation in a world where man possesses the gift of “freedom of choice.”
The way things are changing in the world today we can see once again that history appears to be repeating itself… Ancient Israel dealt with six major world empires in the past …and since Israel was re-stored as a nation in 1948, we are seeing the same leading nations battle the Jewish State of Israel in our days. In the past Israel dealt with; Egypt, Assyria (part of today’s northern Iraq, south-eastern Turkey, north-western Iran and north-eastern Syria), Babylon (ancient Mesopotamia, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers) Iraq, Media-Persia (Iran), Greece and Rome. In their past Israel has entered into conflicts with the first three nations; Egypt, Assyria and Babylon. The next nation on the list will be Persia or as we now it today Iran. It is clear to see how these conflicts in the present are paralleling with conflicts of Israel’s ancient past; Egypt – fought Israel in 1948, 1956 and 1967. Assyria – fought Israel in 1948, 1967 and 1973. Babylon (Iraq) – fought Israel in 1991. Persia (Iran) is the next conflict on the horizon! It is not difficult to see this happening in our day. Iran with the help of the Obama Administration has been given a nuclear deal so dangerous for Israel …and is working towards acquiring nuclear weapons and has threatened “to wipe Israel of the map!” “…And I will turn you back, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed most perfectly, a great assembly with buckler and shield, all of them swordsmen; Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all his bands; the house of Togarmah from the recesses of the north, and all his bands; and many peoples with you,” Ezekiel 38:1-6.
Both past and future Biblical prophecy are ALWAYS lined to the Nation of Israel and to the Jewish people… Of the seven prophetic kings, John, when writing the Book of Revelation, indicated that five had already fallen and no longer existed in John’s time. These kingdoms began with the Egyptian Empire, which was the first major empire in the Bible to impact the Hebrew people for more than 400 years (Genesis 15:13). These five kingdoms included; (1) The Egyptian Empire – their history is recorded in the book of Exodus. (2) The Assyrian Empire – their history is recorded in the books of 1 and 2 Kings, and, in 1 and 2 Chronicles. (3) The Babylonian Empire – their history is recorded in the books of Daniel, Ezra, and in Nehemiah. (4) The Media-Persia Empire – their history is recorded in the book of Daniel. (5) The Greek Empire – their history is found in symbolism in the book of Daniel.
“And there are seven kings; five have fallen, and one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition,” Revelation 17:10-11. Greece preceded the Roman Empire ruling the land of Israel and both will arise prophetically again. Just as Rome was the ruling power during Yeshua’s (Jesus’) First Coming so will it have a part to play in His Second Coming! The only global empire in Apostle John’s day was the Roman Empire, whose armies were occupying Israel in Christ’s time. Rome was in complete control of all political, military, and economic nations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. As Imperial Rome fell, a new “spiritual” Rome emerged that combined the power of church and state under one entity – the Pope and the Roman Church in the West. A new “political – spiritual” came into existence in the East, which was called the Byzantine Empire, ruling from the East and continued its dominium for over a thousand years, and then the Holy Roman Empire was forged. In some form or another, a Roman form of Government and system has continued throughout history since the time of Christ. Many of the European Union (EU) membership nations of today were historically a part of the Ancient Roman Empire, and many still are, falling under Catholic Church and the Pope. The EU began with six nations and has grown to twenty-eight member nations. Since the Apostle John warns us that the seventh kingdom will continue a short space, some suggested that the EU currency, the Euro, and the leaders of the EU nations will rule and control the economic strategies of Europe for a short time but eventually will be swallowed up by the final kingdom of the antichrist! Previous attempts to forge a united European Empire from Justinian in the 6th Century …through Charlemagne, Napoleon, Mussolini and Hitler, all involved force! The final resurrection of the final Roman Empire will not be attempted in the same way.
What is the Kingdom of God and the “Kingdom of Heaven exactly…? The Biblical story of “the kingdom” begins as early as the Garden of Eden. Here, God placed Adam and Eve in a position of authority over God’s creation in Genesis 1:26-28. Adam and Eve were given authority over the physical realm (fish, birds, living things that move on the earth). Here, God arranged for humanity’s first couple to govern God’s creation on God’s behalf. God ruled the world indirectly through the first Adam. The next major place in God’s Word that speaks to the reality of a future “Messianic Kingdom” are those sections that reveal God’s Covenants with His special nation Israel. It is important to understand why God created and entered into a covenant with Israel.
A covenant in ancient times is similar to a legal contract today, which binds the parties to the agreement to perform in a specific way. In the Biblical Covenants, the God of the universe legally obligated Himself to fulfill specific promises directly for Israel and indirectly for the world. The next major place in God’s Word that speaks to the reality of a future Messianic Kingdom is the Mosaic Covenant that God gave exclusively to the nation of Israel at Mount Sinai (Psalm 147:19-20). Israel’s Covenants will find their fullest expression during this age. All that God had intended for the earthly theocracy of the Old Testament era will come to pass not only for Israel but for the entire world. The times of the Gentiles will be brought to an end as Israel will be head again over the nations. (Isaiah 14:1-2; 60:10, 12, 14, 16)
While some believe that the “Kingdom of God” and “Kingdom of Heaven” are referring to different things, it is clear that both phrases are referring to the same thing. The phrase “Kingdom of God” occurs 68 times in 10 different New Testament books, while “Kingdom of Heaven” occurs 32 times, and only in the Gospel of Matthew. Based on Matthew’s exclusive use of the phrase and the Jewish nature of his Gospel, some interpreters have concluded that Matthew was writing concerning the “millennial kingdom” whilst the other New Testament authors were referring to the “universal kingdom.” However, a closer study of the use of the phrase reveals that this interpretation is in error. For example, speaking to the rich young ruler, Christ uses “Kingdom of Heaven” and “Kingdom of God” interchangeably. “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven,’” Matthew 19:23. In the very next verse, Christ proclaims, “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God,” (verse 24). Yeshua (Jesus) makes no distinction between the two terms. Mark and Luke used “Kingdom of God” where Matthew used “Kingdom of Heaven” frequently in parallel accounts of the same parable Compare; Matthew 11:11-12 with Luke 7:28 -- Matthew 13:11 with Mark 4:11; Luke 8:10 -- Matthew 13:24 with Mark 4:26 -- Matthew 13:31 with Mark 4:30; Luke 13:18 -- Matthew 13:33 with Luke 13:20 -- Matthew 18:3 with Mark 10:14; Luke 18:16 and Matthew 22:2 with Luke 13:29. In each instance, Matthew used the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven” while Mark and/or Luke used “Kingdom of God.” Clearly, the two phrases refer to the same thing. John the Baptist preached the Gospel of the Kingdom; Matthew 3:1-3 and Isaiah 40:3. Yeshua (Jesus) preached the Gospel of the Kingdom; Matthew 4:17, 23 and throughout the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Yeshua’ Disciples are to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom; Matthew 10:6-7; 24:13. The Apostle Paul preached the Gospel of the Kingdom; Acts 19:8; 20:25: 28:31. And, the Kingdom to which we belong has eternal consequences; Matthew 25:13-21. But, how does one enter the Kingdom of God…? (John 3:5; Mark 10:15; Matthew 19:23)
Biblically there is a “spiritual Kingdom” which is God’s rule, in the heart of every believer. This is an invisible “spiritual” kingdom. In this way we are in the Kingdom, however, there is a “literal” kingdom a Messianic Kingdom where Yeshua (Jesus) will rule that will commence after His Second Coming where He will physically rule from Israel for 1,000 years and the believers will co-reign with Him. This is the true Kingdom on earth that we are patiently waiting for.
Why is the Kingdom of God good news for believers…? How can the coming of the Kingdom be a source of hope and good news in these very dark times…? "For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be on His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. There is no end of the increase of His government and peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on, even forever. The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will do this, Isaiah 9:6-7.
The Bible says that just before Yeshua (Jesus) returns, most …if not all the church will be asleep! Remember the parable of the; "Foolish and Wise Virgins!" (Matthew 25:1-13) In recent polls by Pew Research shows that a mere 5% Christians believe that Yeshua (Jesus) will return in their lifetime. Similar polls believe that Muslims believe we are in the Last Days an average of 5 times higher than Christians. In some countries, it is as high as 80%! No wonder our churches are dwindling and the numbers of young people in the West are giving up everything to join ISIS is frightening. As the modern church focuses on how to make the message of the Bible more appealing to an increasingly "godless culture," and as we water down the message to make it easier to embrace we are loosing our youth! Meanwhile, ISIS calls the youth to risk everything, lay down their lives and to die. In a world with a vacuum of spiritual devotion and weak Christian leaders, the message of Islam is resonating. Pew Research also issued a new study showing that Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion. It is time for the modern church to stop playing games …but to start preparing their congregation for what is coming! Before Yeshua (Jesus) returns, the Bible says that the great commission would be fulfilled (Matthew 24:14-15). The Bible also makes it clear that before He returns uncountable numbers of Christians would die as martyrs for the sake of the Gospel (Revelation 6:11). The Islamic world is wide awake and it’s time for the church to wake up and to fulfill all that the Lord has for her in these Last Days!
The Bible shows that the Kingdom of God will be set up on the earth (Revelation 5:10). Also, note that Revelation 11:15 prophesies that Christ’s Kingdom will take over the kingdoms of this earth. Three times in the Book of Revelation the Apostle John describes the "Holy City – The New Jerusalem" coming down out of heaven, rather than being in heaven. The New Jerusalem will be set up on the new cleansed and purified earth. God Himself will dwell with men – not in heaven but in the New Jerusalem on earth, (Revelation 3:12; 21:1-4, 10). David, one of Ancient Israel’s greatest kings was well aware that the "physical" kingdom of Israel was only a "type" of a kingdom that God would later establish. He recognized that there were two "God beings" (Psalm 2:6-8; 110:1-7). And, that one of them – the One who became the Son (Psalm 2:7) will be the King over the earth and all of its inhabitants. He will be given the nations for His inheritance and the ends of the earth for His possession (Psalm 2:8). He will be King for ever and ever! (Psalm 10:16; 29:10; 45:6; 145:13)… Maranatha Lord!
We most sincerely believe that God WILL bless you for your faithfulness and love for His land and His chosen people, Israel. God’s Word is true! He IS watching to see how the nations are treating His people. God will have mercy on Israel through Gentile believers acting as mediators towards them… This is one of the most amazing revelations ever given to the church – an opportunity to do something that carries the highest priority in the heart of God. Yet… sadly, so few have seen the potential and the rewards of serving God in this manner - as agents of mercy to Israel and the Jewish people! Israel was and still is despised today… and a despisable nation continually turning away from God but nothing ever altered the purpose of God for that nation. The despised element is always a noticeable element in the purpose of God. When the Saviour of the world came, He came of that despised nation; like Israel… He Himself was "despised and rejected by men," …and there is that despised element, "things that are despised God has chosen," 1 Corinthians 1:28. Now more than at any time is the time to support Israel and the Jewish people - the Lord’s Brethren! We are witnessing the nations and people turning their backs on Israel. Please your support is critical! Thank you!
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Alf & Julie Saunders
01st May, 2016
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