WARS, RUMOURS OF WARS, UKRAINE, RUSSIA
The picture on the left is of me when I was lecturing in Kiev. From my time in Kiev and other parts of Eastern Ukraine, I came to see the Ukrainians as a peaceful and very devout people. Thus when President Putin ordered the Russian military to invade Ukraine, my heart ached. I pray for them, their people, their President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for a change of heart in President Putin, and for the military conflict to end.
IS THIS A FULFILMENT OF CHRIST’S OLIVET PROPHECIES?
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
I know that there are many self-proclaimed “Bible prophecy experts” who have declared that the conflict in Ukraine is the fulfilment of Christ’s prophetic words in Matthew 24:6. Other more conservative bible teachers have stated that Christ’s words were meant to apply to all time periods — including our own — rather than a specific fulfilment. I completely disagree with this assertion. Here is why: (i) Despite the assertion that Christ is describing the events leading up to “the end of the world” there is nothing in Matthew’s record of the ‘Olivet Discourse’ that indicates this. The disciples ask Jesus, in Matthew 24:3, when “the end of the age” will be. The context is the Temple Age (representing the Old Covenant); and, (ii) In Matthew 24:34, Jesus was very clear that everything He said would happen would be fulfilled within the lifetime of the generation that He was speaking to! You can find out more about this in my eBook – The MOST EMBARRASSING VERSE IN THE BIBLE.
6th May 2020
IS THE CORONA VIRUS SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD PROPHECIES TO BE FULFILLED?
There has been much speculation about how the Corona-virus (COVID-19) could be one of the prophesied Biblical “last days” plagues setting the stage for the rise of the Antichrist, the mark of the beast, the unleashing of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the final battle of Armageddon. Such speculation has more to do with how we are meant to read and understand our Bibles than about how far we can read our present day events into the ancient Biblical text. Ultimately this kind of speculation leads to a lot of confusion!
This is why I am inviting people to read – The Most Embarrassing Verse In The Bible which might clear up their confusion and help them to see that divine love should never be confused with divine approval and acceptance… [READ MORE]