Bible Prophecy Update – May 19th, 2019

Bible Prophecy Update – May 19th, 2019

all right let's get to the prophecy
update if you're able to stay we'd encourage you to do so if you need to
leave then God bless you and have a blessed week in the Lord so today I want
to address the escalation in tensions with Iran and what some are calling the
beating of war drums I'm hoping to answer the question of where is all of
this heading where is it leading and this regardless of whether or not it
ends up in a full-scale war as some believe and as it would seem to indicate
it is perhaps more importantly I'm also hoping to answer the question of what
does all of this mean and why does any of this really matter I want to begin
with this YNET news report about energy minister Yuval Steinitz who's a
member of Netanyahu's security cabinet and his warning and I quote if there's
some sort of conflagration between Iran and the United States between Iran and
its neighbors I'm not ruling out that they will activate Hezbollah in Lebanon
and Islamic Jihad from Gaza or even that they will try to fire missiles from Iran
at the State of Israel you know they can right they have the ability to correct I
would suggest that this warning of a proxy war is not without
merit by virtue of this Times of Israel report
in it they quote the top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani who met with Iran linked
Iraqi militias in Baghdad telling them to quote prepare for proxy war this amid
rapidly rising tensions between Washington and Tehran the report went on
to say that tensions between Washington and Tehran have soared in recent weeks
with a war of words between American and Iranian leadership
allegations of sabotage attacks targeting oil tankers off the coast of
the United Arab Emirates a drone attack on a Saudi oil pipeline claimed by
Yemen's Iranian allied rebels and the dispatch of US warships and bombers to
the region have you been following this the build-up now there in the region did
you notice the common denominator in this report it's all about the oil it's
all about the spoil hang on to that we'll come back to that according to The
Jerusalem Post the tensions are now so high that the US State Department has
ordered the departure of non-emergency US government employees from Iraq this
is really unprecedented the statement came after US Central Command raised the
threat level in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday issuing a statement saying that
American troops stationed there were on high alert against
a possible and I'm quoting and I want you to pay particular attention to this
word high alert against a possible quote imminent attack by Iran and it's proxies
in the interest of time I'll spare you the back-and-forth rhetoric of which
there is plenty given that there's no indication that anyone will be backing
down anytime soon this despite the general consensus being
that of no one wanting a war even Iran has declared we don't want a war the
Trump administration we don't want a war nobody wants a war but despite that
according to Al Arabiya there's no indication that there will be any
bilateral talks especially on the part of Iran whose foreign ministers said
there is quote no possibility of negotiations with the United States to
reduce spiraling tensions okay this brings us if you'll bear with me to the
aforementioned question of where is all of this leading and why does any of this
even matter as I was reading some of the commentaries from experts I was struck
by something they said as it relates to nobody really wanting a war I mean it's
kind of a interesting dynamic because on the one
side nobody wants a war but on the other side nobody wants to talk to anybody
about you know resolving the conflict what they suggested was this that with
the tensions so high a war could be started accidentally that caught my
attention of course if that were to happen we know that it would be no
accident because the Bible tells us that this is exactly what will happen at the
time of the end and it is beginning to happen and we need look no further than
to specific prophecies two of which we talk about seemingly every week Isaiah
17 concerning the destruction of Damascus Syria and Ezekiel 38 which
describes this alliance of nations invading Israel to take their oil / spoil
and the nations that are listed in Ezekiel 38 are today at the ready in
Syria Russia Iran Turkey Sudan Libya the area known today as
Ethiopia that region will all ally together
interesting no mention of Iraq or Syria in Ezekiel 38 which some suggest is
explained by the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 concerning the destruction of
Damascus Syria takes out of play what about Iraq well Iraq's very
interesting right now some believe that the ancient city of Babylon which is
about 50 miles from Baghdad the capital of Iraq
is going to and even now even was when Saddam Hussein was alive being rebuilt
some suggest that will be the Babylon that is described in the book of
Revelation so they're taken out of play they are not involved in this allied
invasion that we have in Ezekiel 38 but the common denominator again is the oil
the spoil they're not going to wipe Israel off the map they're going to take
what Israel has what does Israel have oh and they have a lot of it natural gas
oil technology prosperity and by the way this is the hook I believe personally
this to me is the hook that God says I will put in their mouth and as a bait
bring them from the north in the Golan vis a vis Syria into Israel to invade the
land when Israel is dwelling thinking that they are secure and strong and
prosperous and protected that's what it's going to happen dare I say that it
is imminent wait pastor what are you saying are you
saying this is it I kind of said that last week didn't I that this is it and
even if it's not this is where it's headed in preparing for today's update
I found myself once again inquiring of the Lord concerning the why and by that
I mean the question of why does this really
matter okay so let's just say that this is not it and something's going to
happen and Iran is going to back down and there's not going to be any invasion
of Israel or destruction of Syria okay what if it is though what if it does
though what if that's where it's heading though well again for purpose of
discussion let's just say that it's not aren't we supposed to occupy till he comes aren't we and I want you to think this
through with me wouldn't it be of paramount importance
that we are ready if it doesn't happen soon as opposed to not being ready if it
does happen soon I have to say that this is really why it is that every week when
we do these prophecy updates I want to be as ready for the rapture of the
church as if it were today as I would be if it weren't ten years from now if the
Lord tarries I want to be found faithful occupying until He comes I want to be
like that one steward that the master gave ten talents to and he said I'm
leaving and then I'm going to come back so I'm going to give you these talents
as stewards to manage so the guy that was given 10 goes out and makes ten more
but then there's this other steward that is only given one and he just buries it
he doesn't even put it in the bank to earn intrest
and the lesson of the parable is when the master returns will He find us
faithful doing that which He called us to do occupy till I come be busy about
the things of God until I come that's what Jesus said
I am coming back and when I come back will you be found faithful doing that
which I had entrusted you with to whom much has been given much is required I
was sharing with a brother this last week that if the Lord tarries you
already saw some of the you know Mike's Huli Huli chicken moved out from lot one
and we're clearing all of that out and we need more parking if you haven't
noticed especially when the pastor keeps going on and on and on with first service and
then the people come early for second service and you guys are still here
because I'm still talking and they don't have any place to park so we're clearing
that all out and we're going to have more parking there on lot 1 but if the Lord
tarries and He doesn't come back as soon as we think He might or hope He will I
want to be found faithful with what God's given us here I want when He comes
back to say to me to you well done good and faithful servant enter in I gave you
10 talents and you made 10 more the thing I don't want to hear Him say is I
gave you these talents and out of fear fear you dug a hole and you buried it in
the ground and then what's your Excuse when He comes back why didn't you do
anything well I was afraid of You and you know the fate of that steward in
that parable and the lesson from that parable
it is my hope that we would want to be prepared
and have nothing happen instead of not being prepared only to have something
happen this is a life principle really I would rather be ready and have nothing
happened then not be ready and have something happen and especially if that
something is the sound of the trumpet when the dead in Christ rise first and
we who are alive and remain are caught up raptured up to be with the Lord in
the air prior to the seven-year tribulation in Luke 21:28 when Jesus
said when you see these things begin to come to pass in other words when you see
the things that will be ultimately fulfilled in the seven-year tribulation
begin prior to the seven-year tribulation begin to come to pass look
up lift up your heads because your redemption draws nigh now every week
week in and week out I stand before you as is my privilege to do and I share
with you that I truly believe with all of my heart that the Lord's return is at
the door and when I see what's happening now with the escalating tensions with
Iran and the United States and Israel and all the proxies that are there in
the Middle East exactly as we're told in Scripture they would be my posture is
this okay Lord I'm ready I have no unfinished business my affairs are in
order if you were to come back this afternoon and He could I'm ready
it will not be for me as a thief in the night and I pray for you it is not as a
thief in the night that you are not caught off guard Jesus said behold I
come quickly I come at an hour you expect not you know what that means that
when He does when the rapture does take place oh by
the way a couple nights ago my daughter and I watched that left behind
movie with Nicolas Cage I love that movie
I mean I don't know about the accuracy of it but I think you pretty much get
the point I mean here are these people going about their lives just I mean all
caught up in the cares and the affairs and the busyness of life and it's just in
an instant and that's it that's how it's going to be
that's how it's going to be now whether it's going to be as soon as we hope or
think or want that is how it's going to be and as I look at what's happening
just by sheer virtue of all of the prophecies in concert with Isaiah 17 and
Ezekiel 38 all of the prophecies that are now beginning to come to pass
at the same time simultaneously just the statistical probabilities of that all
happening at the same time tells me this is it I don't know how soon I want it to
be very soon I want my son who flies home from college this afternoon to come
home first so he can come after that but I want to be ready and I want to be
found faithful and I want to be as ready as I would be if it were today as I
would be if it weren't 10 years from today this is why we do these updates
and this is why we share the gospel of Jesus Christ at the end of these updates
and I hope that you don't ah how do I say this I I don't mean to be mean I don't mean to
be mean by saying it this way but I hope you don't just think uh there we go
again I wish we could all bow our heads and close our eyes so I could slip out
he's going to do the ABCs of salvation again yes I am I'm already saved okay
well what about someone else that someone else might be sitting here in
this church you don't know that someone else might be watching online we don't
know or how about this let's just bring it a little bit more closer to home that
someone else might be someone that God brings into your path this week for such
a time as this to share your faith you know the most on fire Christians with
the most joy I mean so much joy it almost makes you sick the Christians
that have the most joy are the Christians that are sharing their faith
you show me a Christian that shares their faith I'll show you a Christian
that is so full of joy and isn't it true for those of you who have had the
privilege to lead somebody to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ is there no
high like that high I mean I've not proud of this I before
coming to Christ in my teenage years I did a lot of drugs and I did a lot of
damage with those drugs but there is no high like the high of sharing your faith
even if they don't come to Christ just watering that seed maybe just planting
that seed so maybe this is for you and by the way and I mentioned this last
week maybe I need to mention it again this week if I can do it you can do it no for
real if I can do this you can do this I mean it's it's easy I understand to look
at me as the pastor and think well yeah of course you're the pastor can I just
bring him to church and you do the ABCs for me
whatever but what if maybe the Lord wants you to do it
I equip you that's my job description if you will in Ephesians chapter 4 is to
equip the Saints to do the work of an evangelist so I'm giving you a template
if you will something that you can use it's not the only way it's a way a
simple way to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with somebody and sometimes it's
it comes about like I mean don't don't be obnoxious by the way oh my goodness I
shriek in horror to think of all the times when I was a young believer I just
I was so obnoxious I would try to share and I mean it was you know God knew my
heart but you know I would and people would run I mean they would see me come
and they would just start running oh no here there he is as I've matured in Christ and grown in
grace I have come to realize because I'm a Christian first in a pastor second
you know that right so I want to share my faith and I do
not from behind the pulpit and one of the things that I found that's very
effective for me is to ask somebody if there's something that I can pray for
them for I have yet to have anybody say no to me hey can I pray for you for
something and I mean that's when like we were talking about in the Colossians
study they'll open up and to really give them a listening ear
and a compassionate heart and a caring spirit I mean people have stories man I
mean if they'll share with you say man you know can I just pray with you you
don't know what God's going to do He will open up the door He will present the
opportunity as only He can don't force it let Him lead it don't push it
let Him lead it and He will so if I can do it you can do it there's nothing
fancy Nancy about this there's no need for eloquence in fact I'll never forget
the the first time I shared my faith with somebody I was so nervous and I
mean I was stumbling and bumbling and fumbling and God as only He can they
gave their life to Christ and when they said yeah I would like to you know be
saved and and I'm like okay God now what do I do now what do I do
they want to be saved I didn't get that far I didn't think they
were going to get saved my very first invitation as a pastor at the end of a
message and I mean I was just oh I was so nervous I was so scared you know what
if nobody raises their hand you know when our heads are bowed our eyes are closed
you know raise your hand and we'll pray for you I didn't have the guts to say
hey come forward you know because then I would look down and there wouldn't be
anybody there what do I do now worse yet what if there's a whole bunch of people
there now what do I do here's the thing I don't have to do it
God's going to do it God's going to do it what is the gospel the gospel is the
good news of salvation in Jesus Christ and here's why Jesus came He was
crucified He died for us paying in full for us on the cross in the crucifixion
He was buried and He rose again on the third day and He's coming back again one
day that's the good news that's the gospel which is what the word gospel
means good news your debt has been paid your penalty has been satisfied you're
free to go now what are we going to do in response to this offer this free gift
that has been paid for for us instead of us how do we respond to that how to be
saved is it complicated no it's not it's very simple it's ABC simple again this
is a way to be saved the A is for acknowledge that you're a sinner and
that you need the Savior this is in effect what it means to repent repent
means do a 180 and about-face it's a change you've now had this change of
mind so God by the Holy Spirit and the regeneration process can change your
heart from the inside out it's that I changed my mind I am a
sinner I have sinned against God I need the Savior you're acknowledging
your sin Romans 3:10 says there is no one righteous not even one and by the
way we give you these passages in Romans often referred to affectionately
as the Roman's Road with the ABCs of salvation they're on the bulletin so you
can just tear off the ABCs right out of your bulletin and share it with somebody
online we have it available for download on our website in many different
language too by the way Romans 3:23 says all have
sinned and fallen short of the glory of God we were all born sinners all were
born sinners which is why we must be born again to enter the kingdom of
heaven Romans 6:23 sort of packages the bad news first with the good news what's
the bad news we've all been sentenced to death because of our sin because all
have sinned and the wages of sin is death it's the death penalty we have all
been sentenced to death but good news there is a man the God man who walks
into the courtroom of the universe and says I'll go to My death for them and
pay their death penalty instead of them and the judge says to you good news
you're free to go your debt has been paid it's a gift it's the gift of God
and it's eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord the B is for believe in your
heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and as Romans 10:9 and 10 says that God raised
Him from the dead if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the
dead you will be saved and then lastly the C it's for call upon the name of
the Lord or as Romans 10:9 and 10 also says confess with your mouth if you
confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God
raised Him from the dead you will be saved for it is with your heart that you
believe and are justified and it is with your mouth that you confess and are
saved some will suggest that this is a public confession not being ashamed not
denying Jesus before men you confess it with your mouth
Romans 10:13 sort of seals the deal if you will it says all who call upon the
name of the Lord will be saved all have sinned but all who call all who
call upon the name of the Lord will be saved
please stand and we'll pray thank You Lord loving Heavenly Father we are so
thankful to You for Your Word for the more sure word of prophecy for telling
us in the Bible what's going to happen before it happens so when we begin to
see it happen that believers will be ready and look up and non-believers will
get ready for Your return Lord I pray for anyone who might be in
this church that I'm so privileged to pastor that has never called upon You I
pray that today they would put their trust in You believing in their heart
confessing with their mouths acknowledging their sin and be saved
Lord for someone online perhaps in the Middle East or somewhere
in the world that is watching this that has happened upon this video certainly
not by accident but by your Providence Lord I pray that today would be the day
of their salvation in Jesus' name Amen

28 thoughts on “Bible Prophecy Update – May 19th, 2019

  1. As a Christian I am taught…"Do not fear" Yet when you read the book of Revelation and all the seals breaking and see Gog and Magog… Russia and Iran forming alliances…it is hard not to fear at least for non believers, what we know is about to be unleashed is horrible. I think before the 2020 election all hell breaks loose. If we bomb Iran as we should, things will escalate quickly. Jesus do a miracle to get millions to believe!

  2. On may 19th my mom, alyssa`s friend from work, Fabio passed away from the bloomsburg fire please say some prayers for him his family and everyone who knew him. We love and miss you Fabio <3 <3 <3

  3. When the last Gentile christian is saved (God Knows) we will be called up. Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. (to the Jew first dis Jesus assign and the original church was all Jews! then the Gentile) John 10:16
    I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them in as well, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd. The last Christian saved will be a Gentile! At that moment Jesus will call us up after coming out of Heaven and suspending His High Priestly ministry for our sins He enters the air above the earth to call His Bride UP TO HIS SIDE: The dead rise 1st and the living right after…


    The promise of God in Jesus Christ. There is no greater miracle than preaching a crucified, risen, glorified Savior who returns so that the one who hears or sees this Gospel and accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and is born again is a miracle! It is the supreme achievement of helping to put a man or a woman in a right relationship with God forevermore.

    Romans 10:
    17 Then, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

    Isaiah 7:14;
    Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel
    ( meaning : Hebrew: עִמָּנוּאֵל‎, "God with us" in human flesh as a man as well but w/o sin)

    John 3:
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    Jesus speaks: "And he said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15

    "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How, then, will they invoke him in whom they have not believed? And how will they believe in Him from whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? "Romans 10: 13-14

    Acts 1: 8 (a mandate for WE TOO! his church)
    8 But you will receive power, after the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

    "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"; Romans 3:23

    "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23

    "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and rose again the third day according to the Scriptures." 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4

    "For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins." Mt.26: 28 (See also 1 Corinthians 11: 25; 2 Cor 3: 6)

    " For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.." Hebrews 10:14

    "But God commends his love for us, so that when we are still sinners, Christ died for us.9 Much more now, being justified by his blood, we will be saved from wrath through him." Romans 5: 8-9

    Ephesians 2: 8-9 "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast."

    " For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
    " 2 Corinthians 6: 2

    " That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10: 9

  4. We all say we want it to come soon, is everyone you love and know saved? The same could be said for God and Jesus, they want to save EVERYONE and this should be our goals!!!!! Spread the word, help other find there way to Christ, we need to work harder as the time IS NEAR, not let someone you know go to hell. I pray to God we all find the words, courage, love, and dedication to save all we know and come in contact with!!! Amen Hallelujah!!

  5. he said look to the sky as you will see signs and i shall return the same as i left. Crazy they are blocking out the skies everywhere. are these two things connected??? i think so..

  6. In the blink of an eye, or the blip of a thought, we will go up. In the instance of the micro second of a blood gush from the heart we will be in the heavenly crowd.before our Lord. And yes HE will be wearing the Royal Robe of King and we will give him praise, Amen! Amen!

  7. 'There will be more martyrs', a warning four years on from Christian beheadings on Libya beach

    Fri 15 Feb 2019

    By Alex Williams

  8. A day is being set aside to honour 21 Christians beheaded by members of Islamic State on a beach in Libya exactly four years ago.

    The believers – the vast majority of whom were day labourers from neighbouring Egypt – prompted the Coptic Orthodox Church to declare a day to commemorate all modern-day martyrs around the world.

    Archbishop Angaelos, the Coptic Archbishop of London, told Premier the men displayed a "godly peace" in footage capturing the moments before their deaths.

  9. Wow! Did anyone see the light behind the Pastor at 10:11 in the video. I’m so excited to be going home. God bless you brothers and sisters xx🙏🏻

  10. So interestingly enough I find your video today. I've been studying ALOT of prophecy this year, I've noticed an immense outpouring of the Holy Spirit in my life – and lots of fiery trials with it – but nonetheless, I've been praying for alot of things.. and I don't know what exactly the significance of this is, but I had a dream last night.
    I had a dream prior to this a year or two ago, Trump was in the midst of this massive war with someone far away, and at the time the Earth split and there was a LOUD sound (in my dream even I heard it, it was so loud) and there was this light that flashed across the sky.. I didn't understand it then, but thinking now, I do.

    So that was the previous dream. Last night, I dreamed that Trump and North Korea were for some reason were preparing for conflict; and I remember a spirit of complete seriousness in this dream. I saw signs recruiting for a war, the nations were preparing for.. something. Take it as you will, but I confess that I completely agree with you that the Lord is knocking on the doors and knocking LOUDLY!
    Jesus come soon! If you want to talk, I'd love to talk and share my testimony with you – I am an ex-satanist, sober alchoholic, drug-free junkie who has had his world rocked and soul saved and washed clean by the blood of Jesus. Jesus really is amazing and can save ANYONE even you my friend! When I got saved I was lost in drugs, and He turned my life around! It can happen, all you have to do is truly repent and humble yourself in front of Jesus, HE WILL SAVE YOU! And only He can save you!
    God bless everyone here, please, if you need me to pray, I would love to do more work for God. I try to share my faith, but definitely don't as much as I could. I would be honored with the opportunity.
    May grace be with you.

  11. Awesome video pastor Jesus actually told me what he expects of me and what I have to do to get there. I think he shows everyone how to use there talents. I wrote a song he wanted written.
    I Didnt know title, till finished.
    It was called
    Like A Thief In The Night" 17 years ago
    Happy, proud blessed. I feel his smiles, when I play it God bless
    Tom tracy

  12. Dear Church family, please pray for my Mom Claire who got some bad health news on a CT scan. Maranatha!!!!

  13. God has blessed your church. how amazing you need more parking. I would love to attend your church myself! Thank you Pastor!

  14. hey j d you have 74 thumbs down and they are growing….maybe if they keep listing to you and we all keep praying for the thumbs down to receive eyes to see!!! great job thanks charleston sc

  15. Luke 1:17 says John the Baptist fulfilled Malachi 4:5. Leaving verse 6 to be fulfilled right before the LORD returns. To turn the hearts of the people away from denominational error, back to the original gospel that was preached in the beginning by the Apostle Paul.

  16. Coming of the Son of Man in a day like the days of Noah, and Lot. And he will be rejected.

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