Question #1. Does the selection of Jewish Sen. Joseph Lieberman
have anything to do with current Biblical prophecy events?
Answer….. I don’t think the selection of Sen. Lieberman has anything to do
with the current situation in the ongoing Middle East Peace Process, nor the anticipated events surrounding Bible Prophecy.
I believe that the choice of Mr. Lieberman as a Vice-Presidential
candidate is a purely political maneuver by Al Gore, aimed at
positioning himself in the best possible political light.
The fact that Mr. Lieberman is the first Jewish candidate for the
Vice-Presidency is probably just coincidence. There have been
numerous other Jewish people involved in working in high levels
of our government; such as Secretary of State Madeline Albright.
Question # 2. What is the “Abomination of Desolation”?
Answer..... The Abomination of Desolation is an event, or action perpetrated by the
future Antichrist. Jesus referred to this occasion in his Olivet Discourse
which is recorded in Matthew 24:15. Old Testament prophet Daniel
originally prophesied about this event in chapters 11:31 and in 12:11.
II Thessalonians 2:4 most adequately describes it as being that occasion
when the Antichrist shall walk into the newly built last days Temple of
Jerusalem and takes a seat upon the Mercy Seat inside the Holy of Holies, and proclaims to the world that he is God almighty. This event is probably
perpetrated by the future Antichrist at the midpoint of the seven-year covenant which he arranges with Israel, granting Israel permission to rebuild their Temple on the Temple Mount.
Question # 3. What is meant by “The Times of the Gentiles”?
Answer.....The “Times of the Gentiles” is a phrase which denotes the long span of time in linear history in which Israel, and the city of Jerusalem in particular, would be under political subjection to foreign domination. Jesus referred to this very long era of time in Luke 21:24. He stated that Jerusalem would continue to be trodden down by Gentile powers until that historic span of time was stopped in the last days. The “Times of the Gentiles” commenced with the first Israeli subjection to a foreign power in the days of Babylon. The “Times of the Gentiles” continues even today because Israel is afraid to exercise sovereignty on Old Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. The future Antichrist will be the last power to tread on Jerusalem!
Question #4 What is the Abrahamic Covenant?
Answer………The Abrahamic Covenant is a contract. Specifically it was a
Contract made between God and Abraham. God issued a call to
Abraham to leave his native land of Ur of the Chaldees, and to
journey to a place that God would give unto him. That place
became known as the Promised Land! God defined the boundaries
of the Promised Land in Genesis 15:18, as all the land between
the Tigris-Euphrates Rivers and the Nile River. God’s promise
was an unconditional promise, meaning that he would keep his
side of the Covenant irregardless of whether or not Abraham’s
descendents kept their end of the Covenant. God foretold the
blessings and curses that would befall Israel should they abandon
the Covenant relationship with God, in the book of Deuteronomy.
Because of Israel’s disobedience; Israel has never enjoyed the
Promise of the Promised Land; but someday when Israel mourns
for their Deliverer, ( Jesus-Messiah ) Israel will realize a fulfillment
of God’s promise to Abraham.
Question #5 Are the Palestinians in Bible Prophecy?
Answer……... Yes, the Palestinians are indeed in Bible Prophecy. The Palestinian people
of today occupy the territory of the descendents of Esau. They are a blend
of people that have been labeled with the term, “Palestinian”, because of the renaming of the land of Israel by Rome as Palestine, when Rome removed the Jewish people from the Promised Land in 70AD. Palestine
is merely a Latin phrasing of the term, “Philistine”. The changing of the name of Israel to Palestine was intended by Rome as an insult to the Jews,
and to the God of the Jews.
History’s occupiers of Palestine since the first century have been referred to as Palestinians, regardless of ancestry.
Ezekiel chapter 35 portrays the “House of Esau” in Bible Prophecy. They
are the ancient occupiers of the land of Mt. Seir. Mt. Seir was settled by
the descendants of Esau. Esau, of course was Jacob’s brother. In Old Testament times, the occupiers of Mt. Seir contended with Israel for
possession of the lands of Edom and Judea. Ezekiel portrayed them as
“Bloodletters” of the children of Israel.
Today, the Palestinians continue this “Perpetual Hatred” against the House of Jacob! They seek to occupy, not only the state of Jordan, but
also the land of Israel, which God granted to the House of Jacob! The
terrorist character of the extremist Palestinian is evident in Ezekiel’s description as a “Bloodletter! The fanatical bloodletters of Israel shall
find themselves spilling their own blood in the lunatical madness of their
perpetual hatred for Israel!
Question # 6 Does Babylon need to be rebuilt in Iraq for the fulfillment of Bible
Prophecy, and as a capitol of the Antichrist?
Answer…….. Babylon does not need to be rebuilt. Babylon the great; which is portrayed
in end-times Bible prophecy in Revelation chapter 18 essentially already
exists. Babylon the Great is in essence, the ever-building utopian society-
culture global community of mankind. Like Babel of old, it is man’s
attempt to build a city-name-religion-united world without any recognition
or acknowledgement of the Creator God!
In the economic sphere, Babylon is represented in today’s market
centers such as Wall Street, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, etc. In the
religious sphere, Babylon the Great is symbolized in the Ecumenical
movement, Rome-Vatican; and the inter-faith and inter-religious unions.
Babylon the Great is best personified as the exact antithesis of the city of God, the New Jerusalem; which is being prepared by Jesus for his bride!
Babylon the Great is the city of man…a city with no need of the true God!
Babel and Babylon in prophecy, have become terms of symbolism; depicting the Babel-one-world building endeavors of man. It is true, as many prophecy expositors relate that Babylon has not met the final judgement of God. But old Babylon on the Euphrates is not the city slated for this end-time judgement. Babylon the Great, and Mystery Babylon; shall meet God’s wrath during Armageddon; but they are a world-wide supra-entity, not a localized desert city in Iraq.
Question # 7 Is the Antichrist alive right now?
Answer……The man who will eventually embody the personage of the Antichrist is
quite definitely alive, and amidst the population of our world right now.
Considering the quickening pace of end-time prophetic events presently
transpiring in many prophetic theatre’s of operation; unquestionably the
future Antichrist must already be strategically positioned to present himself
upon the world stage. The Antichrist will be logistically elevated through the
coordinated efforts of the ten Kings of the last world power. The Antichrist
will in fact come from among these ten kings. Much speculation centers
around the emerging European Union, and the United Nations Security
Council as the formative power-base of the Super-Power for the “ten kings”;
which shall submit their authority to the Antichrist. The mere fact that Israel,
and Jerusalem, are already the burdensome problem obstructing the world’s
concept of Global Order and Peace; suggests that the Antichrist must be
alive. Coupled with those on-the-ground facts, is the reality that Russia,
China, and the Middle East countries are already playing the parts described
for them within Bible prophecy; the Antichrist most certainly is alive and
getting prepared for his dramatic role.
Question # 8 Will Israel ever agree to give away the city of Jerusalem?
Answer….…. Yes, Israel will one day agree to a compromise solution over the city of
Jerusalem. During the recent Camp David Summit talks ( July 2000 ),
Prime Minister Ehud Barak actually did the heretofore unthinkable. He
placed the city of Jerusalem on the negotiating table. Someday the
Antichrist will grant Israel the right to rebuild their ancient temple on
the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. The Antichrist must first gain
authority in Jerusalem to be able to enter into this agreement with Israel.
Jesus instructed us that the city of Jerusalem would be trodden down under
the rule of Gentile rulers until the “Times of the Gentiles” were
completed. ( See sub-article # 3; “Will Israel give away Jerusalem”; of the
Camping out at Camp David, article for further details )
Question # 9 Has Jerusalem ever been the capitol of another country, such as Palestine?
Answer…….. Never! Jerusalem has never been the capitol of any nation except
Israel. There has never even existed a state of Palestine. Jerusalem was
never the capitol city of any Arab nation. Rome renamed the city of
Jerusalem, “Aelia Capitolina”, in an effort to eradicate the name
of Jerusalem from memory while it served as a provincial capitol under
the Roman Empire.
Question # 10 Does the unusual circumstances surrounding the US Presidential election
( Gore vs. Bush ) have anything to do with the end-time scenario of
events in Bible Prophecy?
Answer……. The role of the United States in Bible Prophecy is a much discussed
subject, and especially so now that America is caught up in such an
unprecedented and ambiguous election. America’s election quagmire,
coming at a time that is simultaneous to the uprising in Israel, and the
failure of the Middle East Peace Process indeed warrants such intense
speculation. Many within the American Church have long warned that
God’s judgement on America is imminent, because of its national sins.
I honestly anticipate that America will undergo some catastrophic event
at some point in the future because of its abandonment of God. That
judgement may be connected to its involvement in the burdensome
dilemma over the city of Jerusalem. Presently, there are warnings and
shock-waves echoing out of Syria-Lebanon-Iraq which potentially could
explode into a regional war in the Middle East. Should any potential
aggressor against Israel within the Middle East region perceive a
weakness in the US leadership, a large scale war could ensue, and
perhaps find the US with some vulnerability. I personally believe that the
Rapture is a soon happening event which could leave the US facing
unspeakable events. ( See the article, “Is the USA in Prophecy for more
While the Bible does not give any insight into the US election situation,
it certainly does portend judgement on all those nations which defy
God’s promises to Israel. Ameica’s election mess may be just the
catapult towards the next outbreak of war in the Middle East. We will
have to continue to watch to find out that answer.
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