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: The Sun, moon & stars
Eons ago the Prophet Daniel was told to seal up the words he had heard and had written down. Daniel had no idea how to interpret just what he had heard. He was told that in a future time, the knowledge would present itself to properly decipher these words and it would make sense to those living at that time.
But you, Daniel, roll up and
seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and
there to increase knowledge." Daniel 12:4 NIV Several thousands of years later, we are now at that time when some of the more interesting prophecies are now able to be made sense of in our exponentially knowledge increasing era. One such prophecy is that of the sun being allowed to scorch people with fire: The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to …
Prophecy Sign: The increase in knowledge, (leading to Beast-Tech System):
There are several passages in scripture that describe end-times events and seem to feature current or near current technology of our era:
Joel 2: - Day of the Lord events which the Prophet Joel could only describe from the knowledge base of his time, which now seem to look an awful lot like helicopter gun ships, jet fighters and soldiers/super soldiers donning hi-tech apparel.
Daniel 12:4 - The Prophet Daniel is told that in the Last Days, people will run 'to and fro' and that knowledge will increase. Think airline travel and people dashing about in vehicles.
Zechariah 14:2 - Second coming of Jesus Christ where the armies in opposition to him will melt where they stand. Could this be nuclear in nature? (Of course God in his power could easily strike the nations in judgement so they will literally melt where they stand)
Revelation 11 - The two witnesses and their final destiny is witnessed by the ent…
Prophecy Sign: The future economic collapse, and reset to the New Economic World Order
It's our opinion that just prior to the coming Tribulation period, there will be a global economic train wreck, (as photo above), which will set up the necessary conditions for the Antichrist and his ten new kings/kingdoms, (Daniel 7, Revelation 17), to set up the global New World Economic system that will be in place during the Tribulation.
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 1 Timothy 6:9 NIV Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. James 5:3 NIV
It is this new global economic system that we read about in Revelation 17 & 18 that God will destroy, (along with everything else that the Man of Sin creates and attempts to control the world with).
Prophecy Sign: The Last Days Apostate Church
There are a good many well known bible prophecy scholars that look at the seven churches laid out in the book of Revelation, (chapters 2 & 3 - Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea), and have equated these churches to a generalize time frame of the 2,000 year history of the church. The last church mentioned, Laodicea, has much wrong with it, (lukewarm, thinking it's rich, all the bases covered), and looks a good deal like many of the churches of today's age. This to the thinking of these many prophecy scholars is the Last Days Apostate church which will ultimately carry into the Tribulation period and become part of the false global religious system of the False Prophet.
Many call this apostasy the great 'falling away', (Greek - apostasia), and is the event of the last days pertaining to the church in which the church becomes anything but a bible believing organism, (the Bride of Chris…
Prophecy Sign: The wild beasts of the Earth will be allowed to go forth and kill people during the Tribulation.
Very coincidentally, we noted 4 recent news articles about bear attacks. Polar bears, Grizzlies and Black bears have all been in the news with a couple of people dead because of these bear maulings.
Does the bible have something to say about wild animal attacks in coming prophecy fulfillment? Actually yes it does. The book of Revelation makes it quite clear that the wild beasts of the earth, (presumably everything from lions to bears, cougars to tigers), will be allowed to take human life like never before seen. The time of the Tribulation period will be bloody awful, and we mean that in a literal sense. Blood will be shed in abundance.
Please. If you have not already made a decision to accept Christ Jesus as your savior from the coming calamities and cataclysmic events of the Tribulation, we suggest you do so now. A simple earnest prayer acknowledging your sinful…
Prophecy Sign: Convergence as all prophetic signs come together
Just a quick update this time.
We will leave you to review the many different prophetic categories below which all seem to be coming together at the same time. Like a giant puzzle that is now being revealed as the pieces quickly fit together, we can see that God's action plan is nearly ready to be released upon the earth. Just as he said would happen.
things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your
redemption is drawing near. Luke 21:28
This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. Habakkuk 2:3 For, "In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay." Hebrews 10:37
The knowledge that our Lord …
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…