All those are important, of course, but there is a growing sense that developments are taking place that transcend political, military, and nationalistic concerns. These are spiritual issues and spiritual concerns shared by Jews, Arabs, and Christians alike. For years we have seen the Arab-Israeli conflict dominate the headlines. As I was writing this book, Israel was criticized for sending aircraft into Syria to destroy missiles supplied by Iran and stored near Damascus. The missiles were said to have a two-hundred-mile range and were en route to Hezbollah fighters.
Just about everything concerning Israel—even its right to exist—remains the focus of international debate in spite of decades of negotiations, wars, shifting boundaries, and treaties. What Are Israelis Hearing from God? Many of the signposts we have missed in our past study of prophecy come clearly into view only when we study Scripture in tandem with committed Israelis.
How do the people of Israel read the signs of the times? What do they anticipate for the future as they face the hostility of enemies bent on their destruction?
Reading words on a page is only one of the steps in learning the deeper meaning of prophecy. None of this has changed since the days of Isaiah and Jeremiah. God has not changed His plans, nor has He stopped speaking to His people—as we will see.
Flag as inappropriate. But for prophetic reasons, many evangelicals seem unable to entertain the possibility that Israel may be at fault in some way for the stalemate in the region. We also will study what God has written in the heavens and what the Bible says about these heavenly revelations. The result was Voices United for Israel, which currently enrolls two hundred organizations, of which two-thirds are evangelical. Switching between stores will remove products from your current cart. The colony prospered economically when over Swedes from Chicago and the old country joined up in Andrews was the first Adventist to identify America in prophecy, in
Many of the people I am working with in Israel are hearing from God. He is opening the eyes of His people to the reality of His power, His involvement in world affairs, His never-ending love for His people, and His plans. He is setting things in order to bring about His kingdom on earth, just as His prophets foretold. In The Holy Land Key you will be introduced to contemporary Israelis—from national leaders to local leaders to ordinary citizens.
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You will begin to hear from God just as those in Israel hear from Him. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Step into Its Fulfillment. The study of prophecy inspires elaborate timelines and speculation about which world leader might rise to power in the last days.
There, he witnesses the fulfillment of prophecy firsthand.
This is your introduction to prophetic signs that God reveals in sometimes unexpected ways. He does not want us to miss the work he is doing to usher in the coming Kingdom. The founding pastor of Maranatha Chapel near San Diego, he also hosts the daily Maranatha Radio program, broadcast nationally.
Show More. Average Review. Write a Review. Related Searches. One did not have to be a dispensationalist to see that God was obviously in control and vitally concerned with Israel. After , many people who had not given it much thought before were willing to consider Israel's prophetic significance.
The s brought a major change in the evangelical-Israel relationship. The Israelis began to understand the importance of the American evangelical community. According to Paul Boyer, "As liberal Protestant support eroded, Israel played its fundamentalist card. Privately ridiculing premillennialist readings of prophecy … , they recognized an important political bloc and dealt with it accordingly.
Often this support turned into strong political advocacy, with right-wing political connections. An intense courtship began. In Carl Henry, former editor of Christianity Today , announced a prophecy conference in Jerusalem. Fifteen hundred delegates from 32 nations showed up. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion greeted the delegates, and the Israeli government provided the meeting hall free of charge. That started a flood of favored treatment of American evangelicals from the Israeli government. The airport in Tel Aviv was quickly overrun by evangelical tour groups.
Every televangelist worth his Nielsen Ratings scheduled his own tour; and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism brought evangelical pastors to Israel at little or no expense so that they could return later with their own tour groups. In January , Israel brought at its own expense a large contingent of American evangelical seminary presidents and deans to the Holy Land.
The more this relationship developed, the more blatantly political evangelical support for Israel became. Hal Lindsey is a perfect case in point. In he published what became the best-selling book of the decade, The Late Great Planet Earth , which introduced dispensationalism to the widest audience ever. Lindsey jazzed up the standard dispensational scenario by showing its connection to current events.
The northern confederacy was the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. The southern confederacy was an Arab-African coalition headed by Egypt.
ryexstumps.com/1150.php The kings of the east were the Chinese Communists. He translated "fire and brimstone" into nuclear explosions and showed the chaos of the sixties as signs of the times. He predicted that before Antichrist is revealed and end-times events accelerate, the United States will decline into a second-rate power, done in by materialism, immorality, addiction to drugs, and false religion—or possibly destroyed by a surprise nuclear attack.
It was scary stuff, and Lindsey said exactly what he wanted his readers to do about it: accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and escape the wrath to come. For all its prophetic razzle-dazzle, The Late Great Planet Earth was essentially an evangelistic exercise. When Lindsey took another look at world conditions ten years later, his perspective had changed considerably. Though still interested in evangelism, The s: Countdown to Armageddon contained a full-blown political agenda.
He maintained his prediction that "the U. His suggestions for slowing America's downward slide sounded like a page from the political Right's playbook. He blamed America's ills on a group of conspirators the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and other political liberals who had dismantled the military and undercut free enterprise. And the Bible is telling the U. By the time Lindsey wrote The s , conservative American evangelicals were finding their political voice. Concerned about what was happening to their country, they formed groups like the Moral Majority and the Religious Roundtable to help elect Ronald Reagan President in For the first time ever, premillennialists were becoming political insiders, and they liked it.
He had been invited to speak about Bible prophecy to Jamaican government officials, military planners at the American Air War College and the Pentagon, and to Israeli government officials. It was becoming obvious to everybody that believing in Bible prophecy could have profound political consequences. The NCLCI's goal was to "educate the American public, and especially the Christians, in the political and religious significance of the close relationship between the United States and Israel.
No Israeli prime minister since Menachem Begin would think of making a trip to the United States without checking in with leaders of the New Christian Right in both public and private meetings. Jerry Falwell was there, too, and gave a speech against the internationalization of Jerusalem. Falwell is a major player in the evangelical-Israel connection.