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 exponential increase in knowledge
We live in amazing times when it comes to the advancement of technology and the exponential increase in knowledge. It is very likely that these technological and genetic advancements will form a huge part of what bible prophecy predicts for the Last Days and especially on into the time of the Tribulation.
But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase. Daniel 12:4 NLT
Bible prophecy informs us that an 'Image of the Beast' will be created and set up during the Tribulation which will have the ability to communicate to all, and will also have the ability to force each person, on the pain of death, to bow down and worship the Antichrist. Over the generations there have been many ideas as to what this Beast Image might be. However now it may be becoming clearer by the day with the breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence, …
Prophecy Sign: The coming global economic collapse:
Among other things that is rapidly coming to fruition in these, the Last Days, is the economic conditions that will culminate together to form the New Economic World Order of the Antichrist, (see articles below).
This new system, along with the Antichrist's One World Government will both be destroyed at the conclusion of the Tribulation. Jesus Christ, (the rock not made by human hands), will crush this man-made empire and set up his own earthly kingdom, (the 1,000 year reign of Christ on Earth - The Millennial Kingdom).
At the conclusion of the 1,000 years, the Great White Throne Judgment occurs, after which the righteous, (Christ's Church, Old Testament Saints, Tribulation Saints), will join with our Triune God, (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), in the New Jerusalem where we will worship and serve him forever.
Amen, and Amen. To God be the glory, great things he has done, (and is yet to do). An example from the book of Job of …
Prophecy Sign: Increased earthquake/volcanic activity in diverse places:
It is more than likely that Almighty God is holding back some of the more catastrophic events that could have and perhaps should have already occurred to this point in time. We believe he may be holding these events for the latter part of the coming Tribulation when at that point he will lift his hand of protection and allow events to take place. A case in point would be both the New Madrid Fault Line and the Cascadia Subduction Zone in North America with the latter being long overdue for a 9.0 or greater earthquake with an accompanying mega-tsunami. The Yellowstone super-volcano is another potentially global impacting event which appears primed and loaded.
There are several passages of scripture which refer to the last days and events thereof. One of the main themes is that of a major shaking of the world including massive earthquakes and what very much appears to be the after effects of a cataclysmic volcan…
Prophecy Sign: Signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars
Could a 370 meter, (1,200 feet), wide asteroid now heading our way be the prophetic fulfillment of a prophecy from the book of Revelation?
The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great
star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on
the springs of water-- the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters
turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
Revelation 8:10-11 NIV
Well know prophecy expert and prolific writer, Dr. Tom Horn, believes this may well be the case. While NASA continues to spread the word that the approaching asteroid named Apophis will skirt by the earth within a range of several thousand kilometers. According to Dr. Horn, there are other scientists that have done their own calculations which indicate that this asteroid will collide with earth in April of 2029, (just a decade from now). Such a collision would devastate much of the earth surroundin…
Prophecy Sign: The future Antichrist System of a One World Order
It is amazing just how quickly the so-called 'New World Order' system of global governance is coming together. This future system will stand on three legs, (economics, political and religious). This is something that even Pastor Rick Warren keyed in on in his mission to re-design the church to influence the world.
We can see that the global elite are moving quickly to bring about a 'New World Order' economic system by as early as 2025 with a Bank of International Settlements, (BIS), digital payments technology system, (or the much ballyhooed Cashless Society). It would greatly further their plans and move these plans along exponentially if the current economic world order were to crash allowing the new system to be ushered in. Something that seems to be just around the corner given the many articles we have read warning of an impending global market crash.
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…
We came across a couple interesting items as we put together this weeks blog entry.
The first was a YouTube video where the individual made reference to a passage of scripture, (listed below), in relation to the return of Jesus Christ and the status of leadership in Israel at that time. The second item was an article from the BreakingIsraelNews website in which it was noted that Kabbalist Rabbi, Yitzchak Kaduri, some 40 years ago was asked when the Messiah would arrive.
With regard to the first item, based on a prophecy from the book of Micah, the video producer suggested that just before the return of Jesus Christ, Israel would go through a period of time when the Jewish State would have no government or formal leadership.....even after elections. He then referenced Micah 4:9-12 which speaks of a time when Israel would be without a King during a very painful time in its existence.
As for the second item, the writer of the BreakingIsraelNews article also made note about the statu…