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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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(Written by Pete Garcia)
As ominous as they are, mysterious, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse stand at our horizon as a foreboding reminder that Man’s time here on planet Earth has a shelf-life.  To the skeptic, these riders are nothing more than symbolic sound bites.  To your average unstudied Christian, these four riders represent a mysterious symbolism that can’t be known.  The Preterist and Amillennialist see them as either historic or figurative leaders who have long since come and gone.  But to those who hold to a Pre-Tribulation Rapture view, we recognize these riders as those who will be unleashed after the church have been caught up to heaven during the 70th Week of Daniel. 

Does A Pale Horse Ride In Egypt?

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(Written by Mike Taylor)           
Prophecies concerning Egypt in these last days right out of our headlines: “The burden against Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, and will come into Egypt; the idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. "I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; everyone will fight against his brother, and everyone against his neighbour, city against city, kingdom against kingdom. The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, and they will consult the idols and the charmers, the mediums and the sorcerers. And the Egyptians I will give into the hand of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them," says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
Isaiah 19:1-2.
We see calamity and death arising out of Egypt, playing on our news broadcast every night. The scenes are most troubling, as civil unrest is developing between groups loyal to the President of Egypt (or Pharaoh) Hosni Mubarak. And it is spreading. How will this play out? People are beginning to notice a similarity between what is happening and this prophecy that Isaiah spoke of in his days in chapter 19. As God brought judgment on Egypt for their idolatry in ancient times, Isaiah speaks of another time when judgment will be brought down on Egypt.

The battle of Ezekiel 38-39 (Part Four)

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(Written by Jack Kelley)
From our studies you can see that for the past 20 years or more the battle of Ezekiel 38-39 has been on hold just on the verge of fulfilment. There have always been the same few preceding conditions left to be met. For the most part they’ve been Turkey switching sides, the US being taken out of the picture, and Israel living in an assumed state of peace with its neighbours.
Within the past year or so we’ve seen Turkey do a major about face, aligning itself with the Moslem world and taking an ever more public stand against Israel. We know this is due to Turkish President Erdogan’s vision of leading the Moslem world by restoring the Ottoman Empire to its former glory.

The battle of Ezekiel 38-39 (Part Three)

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(Written by Jack Kelley)
Part 3 of our study begins with the first verses of chapter 39.

“Son of man, prophesy against Gog and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you around and drag you along. I will bring you from the far north and send you against the mountains of Israel. Then I will strike your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand. On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you. I will give you as food to all kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals. You will fall in the open field, for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD. I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands, and they will know that I am the LORD.
”I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the LORD am the Holy One in Israel. It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign LORD. This is the day I have spoken of.

The battle of Ezekiel 38-39 (Part Two)

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(Written by Jack Kelley)
Conditions are quickly falling into place for the fulfilment of Ezekiel 38-39. Turkey has all but declared itself part of the Moslem coalition after years of being one of Israel’s most reliable allies. As for Israel’s great protector the USA, our current leaders have withdrawn their support to a point where no one can say for sure how we would respond in case of an attack on Israel. Jewish officials suspect our recent pledges of support are just empty words, meant only for public consumption.

If so, all that remains for Ezekiel 38 to happen is for Israel to become confident enough in their military prowess to believe no one would attack them. The fulfilment of prophecies in Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17 could prompt such a careless state of mind, and some informed sources are predicting that these battles could take place as early as this summer. Time will tell. But in the meantime, to freshen our prophetic perspective, we’ll continue our review of Ezekiel 38-39.

The battle of Ezekiel 38-39 (Part One)

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(Written by Jack Kelley)
I first began studying Ezekiel 38 in the 1980s and have watched with great interest as our changing world conforms more and more to Ezekiel’s words. As the time of the end draws nearer the insights we gain from the changes around us give us a better understanding of Bible prophecy in general and Ezekiel 38 in particular. In this update of our study we’ll apply these insights to Ezekiel’s 2600 year old prophecy.

What Time Is It?
First of all, let’s get some kind of time frame settled. Ezekiel’s prophecies are chronological. Falling between the prophecies of Israel’s modern re-birth (Ezekiel 36-37) and the Millennium (Ezekiel 40-48), the battle of Ezekiel 38-39 has to take place during a time of peace after 1948 but before the 2nd coming, and all agree it hasn’t happened yet. This has led some to see the passage as a description of Armageddon, but as we’ll see there are many prominent nations missing from this battle whereas Zechariah 14:2 prophecies that every nation will join the battle of Armageddon. That’s being the case, the time frame narrows to sometime between 1948 and the beginning of the Great Tribulation, after which no place in the world will be at peace, especially Israel.

Escalating Middle East Strife

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(Written by Kit Olsen)    
These are excerpts taken from my current book, the expanded edition of: A Better World Is Coming Soon - Don’t Miss It, as it relates to the ongoing situation in and around Syria. This article also documents some events that have led up to the current situation in Syria.

Before the Tribulation begins, there will be great devastation in Egypt. Considering what we currently hear and read in the daily news headlines, this prophecy (tied in with the battle of Ezekiel 38 and 39) is nearing its time of fulfillment. Egypt is plagued with problems, protests and extreme political upheaval. Syria is at a boiling point.

Psalm 83 … A Coming Attraction

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(Written by Jack Kelley)
(Note: this is an update of a previous study originally posted in 2008)

Hezbollah has said that Israel’s disappearance after their next war is an established fact. Iran’s President has called Israel a dirty microbe and a savage animal that will soon disappear in a flash. The commander in chief of Iran’s army predicts that millions will soon receive the joyous news of Israel’s destruction. Today Israel is on high alert after bombing a Syrian chemical weapons factory outside of Damascus and a weapons convoy heading into Lebanon. Russia is upset by this, and Syria and Iran have both vowed to retaliate, saying Israel’s attack gives them the right to do so.

With all the rhetoric flying around the Middle East about a major war coming, and with multiple countries rapidly beefing up their military preparedness, a quick review ofPsalm 83 is in order to refresh our minds on the prophetic details of this coming attack against Israel.