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 Future Seven Year Covenant of Peace:
Talk of Middle-East peace is again on the agenda of things. President Donald Trump's 'Deal of a Century' is expected to be released soon which rumor has it would dived Jerusalem into Palestinian controlled East Jerusalem with Israel controlling the remainder. Should this deal not fly, then French President, Emmanuel Macron is ready to give it a shot with a proposal of his own, (articles below).
Bible prophecy informs us that a day will come when an peace deal is eventually signed, sealed and delivered with the Man of Sin, (Antichrist), the one to negotiated this ultimate of deals. A further prophecy from Isaiah tells us that this deal will be boasted upon by Israel which will consider it a refuge from harm (war and terrorist attacks). Isaiah however calls the deal a lie and a falsehood, and the prophet Daniel notes that the deal will be broken by the Antichrist halfway through the seven year term.
Prophecy Sign: Kingdom, (Ethnos), against Kingdom, (Ethnos)
This is a somewhat difficult topic to address from a prophetic standpoint. What could possibly be prophetically significant about thousands of economic migrants crossing continents for greener pastures in the West, (Europe and America)? The only biblical passage which may address this issue to some degree is when Jesus spoke to his disciples about the end of the age and told them that not only would nation rise against nation but kingdom against kingdom. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. Mark 13:8 NIV
When searching for the original Greek word used that has been interpreted as 'kingdom' in our English language we find the word 'ethnos' which according to the website Bible Study Tools means the following - 'a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus' Does that not s…
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 convergence of all End-Times prophecies:
The online dictionary version of Merriam-Webster defines the word 'convergence' as the move towards one point by various paths. Jesus said something similar when talking with his curious disciples when they asked about the signs of the end of days:
when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.
Matthew 24:33 NIV Notice Jesus said 'when you see ALL these things', or a convergence of all signs. We can certainly see that convergence happening as everything that the ancient prophets of old and Jesus Christ himself, foretold would happen right before that great and terrible Day of the Lord, (Zephaniah 1:14-18), is rapidly coming to a convergence in this generation. Let's take a look at some of these converging signs: Rumors of War - Israel is once again on the precipice of war with Hamas and Gaza which could morph into an even bigger war with the likes of Iran, Syria and the…
Prophecy Sign -The Last Days Apostate Church:
Clearly one of the major signs of the Last Days for many bible believing Christians is what happens to the Church as we approach the return of Jesus Christ. We are expressly told that 'in the later times', a 'time will come', (euphemisms for the Last Days), when people within the believing Church will begin to abandon the clear teachings of the bible, Jesus Christ and the Apostles in favor of a more tolerant, inclusive, easy on the ears style of Christianity, (a different gospel)
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 1 Timothy 4:1 NIV
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3 NIV
In fact these teaching will fall squarely into the realm of preaching another …
One has to ask if perhaps these are the hidden treasures buried in the sands and secret places that God promised to bless Israel with in the last days. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so…
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…