My article this week is simply my opinion. It may disturb some people, however, my purpose is not to disturb or frighten people, but as I have said many times in the past, to prepare people for what very likely lies just ahead of us. We must be ready – physically, emotionally and more importantly spiritually. As I often proclaim, failure to prepare is preparation for failure. For the true One New Man, Jewish/Gentile body of Messiah Yeshua, the most exciting, fruitful time is yet to come. Please note: I am not saying that it will be easy, but Yeshua has already secured the victory for all who have called upon His precious blood which gives us eternal victory in the Kingdom of His Father.
As 2021 rapidly becomes history, and looking back on the challenges of the last 24 months of ‘Covid world’, an appropriate exclamation would be one often heard, Oi Va Voi!!! What a year! In Israel we endured the 3rd and 4th waves of Covid-19 Delta variant, and in the last few days of 2021, Omicron began to multiply, already breaking pandemic records and reaching over 17,000 cases a day, seeming confirming the pessimistic forecasts of at least a million Omicron cases by the end of January. We see the same exponential spread of the virus in many other countries, and the next variant has already spread from Cambodia to France, where 12 cases have already been identified. There are no reports of how contagious or virulent this new strain is, but I am sure that medical experts are already studying it. Whether the Omicron wave is the end of the pandemic, as some are claiming, or just a misleading lull, before a much more serious disease strikes the nations, only time will tell.
2021 was also a year of natural disasters and numerous tragedies that cost the lives of thousands, harmed many thousands more, and caused billions of dollars damage. The acceleration and severity of these events caused me to believe that we are truly entered the last days and we are witnessing the fulfillment of Matthew 24-25 and Luke 21. When we read these chapters, we do not see a reversal, and things do not get better, but continue to grow closer together and intensify – exactly what we see taking place in the world today. I have to say that I am not expecting the situation to improve until Yeshua returns to Jerusalem to be King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
One of the most serious situations facing Israel and other nations in the Middle East is the rogue Islamic regime that has been in charge in Israel since the Islamic Revolution overthrew the Shah in 1978. At the same time Iran’s leaders do their best to deceive their United Nations counterparts that they have no intention to produce nuclear weapons, their scientists are working furiously to enrich uranium to a level far above that which is required for peaceful purposes. Only Israel and a few Arab leaders are alert to the real plans of the Iranians, the main reason for the Abraham Accords – to stand together against the Iranian regime, which is intent on destroying Israel and the more rational Arab nations. Israel and Iran have been engaged in a Cyber War for many months, and a breakout to a full scale war in the Middle East seems to be getting closer by the day. Satan will continue to use the hatred between Isaac and Ishmael to maintain his rule over the eventual seat of Messiah’s 1000 year rule, the Temple Mount. There may be a break in the Arab / Israeli confrontation true lasting peace will, and can only come when Sar Shalom, the Prince of Peace enters Jerusalem to take His rightful place on the Throne of David in a rebuilt Temple there on the Temple Mount. I am sure we will see a lot more violence in the Middle East. At some time in the future a regional war will break out in the Middle East. It may even become more wide spread than a regional war. This would be the perfect opportunity for the Anti-Christ to appear, bring an end to the war and negotiate a 7 year peace treaty. Then the 7 year clock to the Lord’s return will be ticking
In the World we will likely continue to see more conflicts, and conflict management by the New World Order people, carried out by the United Nations ‘peace keeping’ forces. We will also continue to see a dramatic rise in Anti-Semitism. Statistics from several western countries show a significant increase in Anti-Semitism. This age old evil of unjustified hatred of Jewish people will not disappear, but sadly will increase. The New World Order, now under the guise of the Global Reset or World Economic Forum, will continue to unfold its plans for One World Government and One World Church domination
The Church will become more divided over doctrinal issues. The place of Israel will be the primary area of the division. The leadership of the Roman Catholic Church and many of the traditional Protestant denominations have already decided to align themselves against Israel and with the enemies of Gods plans for Yeshua’s second coming. Those who rightly decide to stand with Israel will come under increasing pressure and persecution from with in the political arena and from within the traditional Church. The same groups will also become more alienated over the issues of homo-sexuality, abortion, and genetic engineering. Satan will use the New Age, Occult and Witchcraft to increase his influence in the Church and in the World. (eg Harry Potter) None of this should come as a surprise as the Bible prophecies this great falling away in 2 Thessalonians 2.
On a more positive note I will close this with 2 of my favorite verses:
Those who know their God will be strong and carry out great exploits. – Daniel 12:32
When you see these things begin to happen, look up and lift your heads for your redemption draws near. – Luke 21:28
May the Lord abundantly bless, protect, anoint and empower you in the year ahead to be fruitful personally and for the Kingdom. AMEN.