Thursday, February 24, 2011

Prophecies Pointing Towards Imminent Return Of Jesus Christ

Yesterday, Joel Rosenberg sent me an email link to his blog that reveals an amazing and prophetic statement by rabbis in Israel. I received the following excerpt in that email, but be sure to go to Joel's blog to read the entire essay.

Joel's essay begins:

A number of influential rabbis say unrest in the Arab world signals the coming of the War of Gog and Magog and the soon coming of the Messiah, reported a leading Israeli news service on Wednesday.

The article is consistent with similar reports in recent years suggesting that a growing number of rabbis believe the War of Gog and Magog and the Messiah are coming soon.

The "similar reports" link is a complete library - in and of itself - of additional links provided by Joel that can be regarded as concrete evidence towards what his blog post yesterday is reporting. Proof is a very good thing to show when making such claims! I will be busy reading those additional reports throughout the day!

Anyone who is familiar with the Bible, particularly end times prophecy, knows that the chaos that is happening around the world was predicted thousands of years ago and recorded in certain prophetic books of the Bible such as Ezekiel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Jude, Revelation and others.

There are so many end times prophecy books that are really good. Joel Rosenberg (see his blog) has written several. I have mentioned many good books (seek out books by the following authors: Dr. David Jeremiah, Ed Hindson, Grant R. Jeffrey, to name a few) over the course of five years as a blogger here at Talk Wisdom. However, there is one book on my shelf that I haven't completely read yet. It is called "Every Prophecy of the Bible" by John F. Walvoord. Although I haven't read it cover to cover , it is certainly a great reference guide that reveals all of the prophecies of the Bible. It might serve as a good "crash course" for anyone interested in end times prophecy. The book is divided into sections that include prophecies regarding the coming Messiah in the Old Testament, and how those prophesies were fulfilled by Jesus Christ in the New Testament; as well as the prophetic books containing verses that deal with the end times.

On to Joel's essay!

In Christ,


Also: revolution building in Libya, "Inside The Revolution" now in paperback, details on blog.

By Joel C. Rosenberg

(Washington, D.C., February 23, 2011) -- A number of influential rabbis say unrest in the Arab world signals the coming of the War of Gog and Magog and the soon coming of the Messiah, reported a leading Israeli news service on Wednesday.

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, described in the Ynet article as an "unconventional Lithuanian leader who is believed to have mystic powers," recently spoke of the tumultuous events underway in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East. "People have come to me and said that it's 'Gog and Magog,'" he said. "We cannot know. But it's probable that any unrest that God creates shows that the Messiah is coming, and that we must begin to prepare for it and become stronger."

On this, I agree with Rabbi Steinman -- the War of Gog and Magog is approaching, the Messiah is coming, and we must be prepared and become stronger spiritually as the Lord's return draws near. Indeed, these will be central themes of the 2011 Epicenter Conference in Jerusalem this May. That said, I suspect the Rabbi and I disagree on the Messiah's identity. That's a good discussion to engage, particularly now. The Hebrew prophets told us the Messiah would be.....

[To read the rest of this article -- as well as the latest headlines from Israel, Libya, Egypt and the rest of North Africa and the Middle East -- please go to the blog: Thanks.]

Hat Tip:

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog


GMpilot said...

Rabbi Kanievsky:”’s probable that any unrest that God creates shows that the Messiah is coming...”
Wow. To think that all this time I'd been told that Satan was the agent of unrest!
I remember hearing about the imminent war between Gog and Magog back in 1973 when the Yom Kippur War broke out, and the possibility was just as great then (because the USSR actually threatened to get into the act).

Seriously: have the crowds in Benghazi and Tripoli been calling for Jewish blood, or just Gadhafi's? Does the man on the street in Port Said believe the problem is the old men in Jerusalem, or the old man in Cairo? I'm certain some of them believe that, but killing Israelis won't lower the price of bread...and most of them know that, too. In any case, it was the old man in Cairo who was driven out.

You told me a mere two months ago that you don't like it when people try to predict the return of Jesus:

It seems that what you actually dislike is who is doing the predicting! Why is Harold Camping wrong, and Rabbi Kanievsky right? Let me guess—because the former set a specific date, while the latter merely says 'soon'.
Well, how long is “soon” to a being who is immortal?

Anonymous said...

Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2 Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation.

Looks interesting but I expect not to have the whole story because no one knows and there are scoffers who are going to say, "Where is the promise of his coming?"


GMpilot said...
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GMpilot said...

It's getting a bit tiresome seeing my post repeated simply because it isn't posted in a reasonable amount of time. I waited a full day before I reposted, and still didn't see it.

Anonymous, we already know where the promise of his coming is; I just want to know what was meant by “soon” or “imminent”. An immortal being has no need to abide by our clocks. We are but creatures of a day—and to God, less than an hour. Assuming Christianity is still around in 3074, I suspect those same passages will still be quoted, and “the return is imminent” will still be said. And the evidence for that return will be just as vaporous as it is now.