A Pre-Millennial, Pre-Tribulation perspective on Biblical end-time prophecy and current world events.
"But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me." Micah 7:7
A review of "The Spirit of Prophecy" book
Recently we received a request from the author of prophecy
related book to read and give a review of his book.The authors name is Daniel Knezacek and the
title of his book is called:
and is publish by Virtualbookworm.com Publishing Inc.
Mr. Knezacek is a fellow Canadian Christian and has an interest
in the study of end-times prophecy. He holds to some similar view points as we
have, but also holds to some ideas that run contrary to the general consensus amongst
most bible prophecy experts, and with us as well.
The book covers a gamut of subjects from the study of the
final 10 kingdoms spoken of in both the books of Daniel and Revelation, to the MillennialKingdom.We found that we agreed with the author on
most of his interpretations on the various subjects.Mr. Knezacek made a very good case that the
Antichrist will arise out of the nation of Jordan,
showing proof with many biblical references to back up his assertion.We ourselves express no particular opinion on the
nationality of the Antichrist.In our
view point he could be European or from the Muslim word, we have seen good
cases for both opinions.Mr. Knezacek’s
interpretation is another good case for an Antichrist from the Muslim world.
We also found the author’s discussion on the coming apostate
church to be very relevant in today’s growing emergent church and new Christian
right movements.We also found Mr.
Knezaceks last chapter on the coming great deception to be most applicable to
how we see events shaping up for this delusion;That being an alien or return of the Nephilim scenario.
The author presented a case for a psedo-Tribulation period
that will occur prior to the actual seven year Tribulation period. The author
asserts that this pseudo period would be a very deceptive facsimile causing the
world to look for a messianic figure to save the world.Enter the Antichrist. We wished the author had spent more time
in his book fleshing out this particular perspective.
Where we took great issue with the author is in his assertion
that polygamy will make a return during the MillennialKingdom. In the authors 8th chapter, he
makes a very lengthy case that polygamy was never condemned by God and is in fact a
legitimate lifestyle, (even today), that was used by God during the days of old
Israel and will be used again to populate the world right after the Tribulation
period.As we said, we have a vastly
different viewpoint on this issue and expressed such to the author
himself.However, we will leave it to
any other readers of this book to come to their own opinion, with respect to what
is written on this subject in the bible.
All in all, and interesting book which should cause the reader
to grab their bible and a good expository book on bible prophecy to determine
if what is written is true.
Prophecy Sign: Israel/Jerusalem - God's Prophetic Time Clock The nation state of Israel has now been in existence for nearly 71 years, (since May 1948). The re-establishment of Israel and the Jewish people to the ancient homeland that God granted in perpetuity to the Jewish people is the greatest fulfilled prophecy of our time. Throughout the Old Testament, we read the written words of the prophets of old who recorded that which was spoken to them from God himself. That at the time of the end, God would gather the Jewish people together and form them into a nation.
days the people of Judah will join the people of Israel, and together they will
come from a northern land to the land I gave your ancestors as an inheritance.
Jeremiah 3:18 NIV "Therefore
say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will gather you from the nations
and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will
give you back the land of Israel again.' Ezekiel 11:1…
Prophecy Sign: The rise of Magog, (Russia), as an endtimes world power
In recent days and weeks, Russia has been acting in some unusual conservative type ways. From thumbing their noses at the Obama administration in it's protection of NSA whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, to declaring that children under 18 will not be proselytized with pro-homosexual information, to Vladimir Putins recent comments praising Christianity in the development of Russian society. Seems rather odd behaviour given that bible prophecy warns that a power from the far north of Israel, (we believe to be Russia), will build a coalition of nations to attempt to invade and pilfer the new found riches of Israel, (oil and natural gas).
Why the dichotomy? Russia as the former communist Soviet Union was indeed the 'evil empire' as former president, Ronald Reagan, called them, supporting a whole host of equally evil nations around the world. Millions of people where murdered under communist rule, all beca…
Prophecy Sign: The future One World Governmental System:
A startling statement from a top adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia suggests that the entire global climate change debate is nothing but a convenient means to an ultimate end; That being the establishment of a global world government under the control of a centralized power base, (United Nations). At the same time of this warning, we read that the European Union may be on some shaky ground as nationalism rises in many European nations, with support for a 'European Superstate' waning.
Now this seems incongruous that on one hand there is a drive for world government while on the other, the template for world government, (the E.U.), is under threat of breaking up. So what gives? Are we closer to a one world governmental system or further away?
Bible prophecy certainly warns of the day, which is fast approaching, when indeed the world will come under the control of system of global governance with the future Anti…
We live in an age here in the Western world, where we think nothing of having no food stores in our cabinets or refrigerators. Everything can be had so easily just by driving down to the local grocery store every day. We think nothing of making all our payments by debit card, with most people carrying only a few dollars at most in their purse or wallet. We think this is the way life will always be, and nothing will change it. In fact most believe it will only become easier and more convenient.
However, all it will take is one major event, (huge storm, earthquake, terrorist attack, solar flair, etc), and our way of life comes to an immediate end, People in those situation will do anything and everything just to survive. (including stealing, dumpster diving, begging, you name it). The huge storm Sandy, that just clobbered New Jersey and New York is a case in point, as these articles attest to.
Prophecy Sign: The Seven Year Covenant of Peace
There has been a good deal more talk in recent days about the so called Trump administrations, "Deal of the Century", Middle East peace plan. After nearly two years of work on this plan, it appears that it may finally be presented to Israel and the Palestinians sometime this spring after the upcoming Israeli elections.
While we don't believe this proposal will be the fulfillment of Daniels prophecy about a seven year covenant of peace that will be confirmed by the Antichrist, we do believe it may become the framework, along with the 1993 Oslo Accords, that will become the basis for this future seven year deal.
And he will confirm a covenant with many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of the temple will come the abomination that causes desolation, until the decreed destruction is poured out upon him." Daniel 9:27 NIV
Prophecy Sign: The Future Third Jewish Temple
There is more and more talk about building the long awaited Third Jewish Temple, with activists looking for a synagogue to be built on the Temple Mount to get the ball rolling. Bible prophesy indicates in several key passages that a Temple of God will exist during the time of the Tribulation. It will be this Temple that the future Antichrist will desecrate by setting himself up in and declaring himself to be God.
I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. Revelation 11:1-2 NIV
He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 NIV When the Antichrist proceeds to make this declaration i…
Prophecy Sign: The future Covenant of Peace:
Once again there is much talk about President Donald Trump's, 'Deal of the Century' Middle East peace plan that his administration has spent the last year and a half putting together. By all accounts this deal is ready for release as soon as the spring, (perhaps right after the Israel national election). According to some sources, this proposal will have something for everyone which will both please and anger both sides.
It can not be said that this deal is the covenant that we read about in the book of Daniel, and which is confirmed by the future Antichrist for a seven year period of time. We just don't know that. However it may become a basis, (along with the Oslo Accord), for the covenant of peace which will fulfill Daniel's prophecy. He will
confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he
will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an