John Bevere is Sid Roth’s guest on TV

John Bevere is Sid Roth’s guest on TV
Sid Roth is a Messianic Jew whose TV programs circle the world. He is well known through this interesting program. He is seen ministering to thousands of Jews in many parts of the globe including Israel and USA. Large numbers of these Jews have accepted Yeshuah as their Saviour. He is currently engaged in a program to reach all Jews in Israel and in the USA with a book containing the testimonies of many Jews who have committed their lives to Yeshua.
I was amazed this week to see John Bevere, a well known Christian evangelist on the program. I was even more amazed to hear him invited to give a clear message about Jesus to the TV audience. I truly believe that this is yet another sign that we are in the Last Days. God is bringing together a Redeemed people who are both Jew and Gentiles. I would like to encourage everyone to pray for this program that it will achieve God’s purpose.

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John Bevere on Sid Rod TV Program

Sid Roth is a messianic Jew whose TV program spans the world. His life is dedicated to bringing Jews to Jesus. I was amazed this week when I discovered that John Bevere was Sid’s guest on the program.
Is there a supernatural dimension, a world beyond the one we know? Is there life after death? Do angels exist? Can our dreams contain messages from Heaven? Can we tap into ancient secrets of the supernatural? Are healing miracles real? Sid Roth has spent over 35 years researching the strange world of the supernatural. Join Sid for this edition of It’s Supernatural.
SID: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it’s naturally supernatural. What you do with Jesus determines where you spend eternity. Many know this. Most know this. But what you do with this little temporary thing called life now determines how you spend eternity. There is something that is a mystery that should not be a mystery. It’s called Academy Rewards, not Awards, Academy Rewards Night, or the believer’s judgment. Imperative, you understand it, and you are about to know the truth. I have to tell you, I’ve been looking so forward to talking with John Bevere. Every believer understands that if they repent and believe in Jesus they’re going to go to Heaven.
JOHN: Correct. SID: But the most misunderstood thing is this thing called the believer’s judgment. Explain that. JOHN: Well first of all, it’s an elementary doctrine, elementary teaching of Jesus Christ. Hebrews, Chapter 6 tells us that. Now what do you get in elementary school? How to read, write, add or subtract. Can you imagine building your college education not knowing how to read, write, add or subtract? SID: It would be difficult. JOHN: It would be really difficult. Well we’re trying to build our Christian lives without an elementary teaching of Jesus Christ. It’s called the judgment seat of Christ and that is where Jesus will examine us as believers. Now we will not be judged for our sins because the blood of Jesus has eradicated sin. We’re going to be judged by how we lived this life as believers. Paul, writing to the Corinthian church said this, he said, “We make it our goal whether present or absent.” So we know he’s talking to believers because an unbeliever, when they’re absent from the body, they’re not present with the Lord. So he’s talking only to believers. He said, “We make it our goal whether present or absent, to be well pleasing unto him.” Because we are all going to stand before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may give an account of the things he’s done in the body, whether good or bad. This is Second Corinthians 5:9-10. So all of us believers, Jesus is going to stand before us and he’s going to examine our lives. Now when people hear judgment they get really scared, Sid, because what they think of is they think of condemnation. However, the Greek word for judgment, 90 percent of the time it appears in the New Testament, is the Greek word “krino”, which simply means a decision resulting from an investigation. So an investigation is going to be made and he’s going to make decisions over our life. Now they’re called eternal judgments, so let’s substitute decision for judgment. They’re going to be eternal decisions. So in other words, once he— SID: Now wait, eternal decision means no point of reversal. 2 JOHN: There will be no alterations, no changes, no revising. They will stand forever. So and this is what’s really amazing. First Corinthians 4:5 tells us not only is he going to judge our works and our words, he’s going to judge our motives, the secret motives of our heart and our thoughts. He’s going to exam it all and that which we have built on, if it is eternal we’ll receive rewards. If we built our lives on the temporal, we will suffer the loss of getting rewards. And so what that tells me is this. What we do with the cross determines where we’re going to spend eternity, Heaven or Hell. Most Christians know that. However, the way we live as believers determines how we’re going to spend all eternity. That’s riveting. SID: As a brand new Jewish believer in the Messiah, John, I had a dream that I think about often. It was a dream from God and in this dream it was, now don’t laugh, it was, I call the dream Academy Rewards, not Awards, Academy Rewards Night because that’s where I was. I was at Academy Rewards Night in Heaven and there’s a big crowded auditorium. And you know like they have at Academy Awards Night they have a big envelope and someone rips it open. And the winner is, I was so full of myself, John, as a brand new believer. I came into the charismatic movement. I was a disciple. What do you expect? And they made a big deal out of me because Jewish believers were not that many at the time I became a believer. Now I was seated there and there was a very old woman. I happened to notice her, John. Little old woman, tiny, seated in the front row. And I am sure my name is coming out on that thing. Man: You’re not going to believe this. Elizabeth!
SID: And guess who won? That little old lady. How could she win? [applause] SID: And then I heard a voice and it was the voice of God. And this is what God said to me: That could have been you.” JOHN: I believe that. SID: That’s a sobering thing and my life is driven by eternity because of that. JOHN: It has. It has to be. I was just down in Brazil and I was speaking to 14,000 pastors and leaders in this auditorium. And the passion of these people was mind blowing. Well the next day I’m out at lunch with the senior leaders of this organization and the first riveting thing that I heard was that there was over 300,000 people in their churches. Male Pastor: We have over 300,000 people in our churches. JOHN: Wow that’s amazing. Male Pastor: Yes, we started over 16 years ago with just one family. JOHN: Wait a minute. Sixteen years and you have over 300,000 people in your churches? 3 Female Pastor: Yes, that’s right. JOHN: How do you build churches, over 300,000 in them, in 16 years? Male Pastor: We teach our believers about eternal rewards and eternal judgment. John, I’ve been to America. You Americans do not teach on this. Because of this, you in America only have a 70 to 80-year perspective. We have an eternal perspective. JOHN: Sid, when you have an eternal perspective, when you realize how you’re living your life now determines the quality of life you’re going to have forever and ever in Heaven, you’re going to endure things you wouldn’t necessarily endure. You’re going to see things differently. Your vision is going to be different. You’re going to pursue things you wouldn’t necessarily pursue because James writes in his book, he says, “This life is a vapor.” James 4:14. If James was alive I do not believe he would have written it that way. I believe he would have said, if he was alive today, he would have written, “This life is zero.” What we do in this zero time determines how we’re going to spend eternity. SID: How are you going to spend eternity? You will be amazed what rewards are based on. It’s different than what you think. We’ll talk about that when we come back. We’ll be right back to It’s Supernatural. [music] [commercial] [music] We now return to It’s Supernatural. SID: John, you’re teaching on eternity, on the judgment seat of Messiah, so impacted you, you actually had a compulsion to teach on this from God for an entire year. JOHN: I did. You know, the Lord said I want you teaching this everywhere you go because it’s an elementary principle, teaching of Jesus Christ, and yet, I’m not hearing it taught, Sid. I’m just not. And so believers are trying to build their lives off of what we need to be strong Christians. You know, it’s interesting. You know what C.S. Lewis wrote? C.S. Lewis wrote this in “Mere Christianity”, he said, “If you will read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world they have become so ineffective in this one.” He nailed our society today. He nailed our church today in America. And this is what the pastor in Brazil was talking to me about. You know, the Apostle John, I have so much respect for him. I mean, they can’t martyr the guy. They put him in a boiling vat of oil, pull him out, he’s praising God, so they put him on this deserted island. Then he gets the Book of Revelation. I mean, he’s a rock star. Okay. So he’s in his 90s when he pens these words. Second John, Verse 8, he said, “See to it that you don’t lose what we’ve worked so hard to achieve.” 4 SID: You don’t hear that preached too much, what you just said. Go ahead. JOHN: I know. So here’s this father in the faith, grandfather in the faith and then he says this, in Second John 8. He says, “But see to it that you receive a full reward.” Now of course he’s talking about the judgment seat, what we’re talking about right here. But the thing that caught my attention is the word “full”. For John to specifically say, “See that you receive a FULL reward,” means what? That means there’s a partial reward scenario and there’s a no reward scenario. Now isn’t it interesting, he doesn’t say, live in such a way that you’re going to get a partial reward. Why doesn’t he say that? Because God our Father wants us to receive the full reward. You know, as a father of four sons, there’s nothing that gives me greater joy than rewarding my son, but as a wise father, I will not reward my children unless they deserve it or earn it, and so because that rewards give initiative. That’s the way we are. That’s the way God created it. And yet the more rewards we get, the more we get to throw them at Jesus’ feet and it changes the way we live throughout eternity. So David says, in Psalm 139, and it’s so important that we read this, he said, “You saw me.” This is Psalm 139, Verse 16 from the New Living Translation. “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book.” So God wrote a book about every one of us before we were born. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. So God laid out every moment of our life in that book. Do you remember in Daniel where he says, “At the judgment he’s going to open up the books,” plural. SID: Yes. JOHN: What books? The book he wrote about our life. And so what God is going to do is say, let me see how I wrote about your life and let’s see how you lived your life. So in regard to our callings at the judgment seat, we will not be judged according to what we did, rather we’ll be judged in the light of what we were called to do. You know, we had a woman who was a pastor for 30 years and I spoke on this at a huge conference in Australia. She was at the hotel and she walked up to my office manager in Sydney, Australia, and she said to him: Woman: He’s not serious about what he said tonight, is he? Man: Well yeah, he is serious. Why are you so upset? Woman: Well I had this vivid dream that I was pastoring in the Philippines. All my life I felt that’s what I was called to do and I’ve been at this church for years. JOHN: Well do you know we found out one year later she turned that church over to her associate. She’s in the Philippines having the time of her life. You know, I could go on and on and tell stories. SID: Is it too late for somewhat like that woman you just described to fulfill their call? JOHN: Absolutely not. Smith Wigglesworth started his ministry in his 50s. He was a plumber up to his 50s, but then he got on with the call of God in his life and he’s one of the greatest apostles in the 20th century. So I don’t care if you’re 60 years old, I don’t care if you’re five years old, it’s not too late to begin in what God has called you to do. 5 SID: All right. But there’s even a bigger question, John. JOHN: Yes sir. SID: What if you don’t know what you, you didn’t have a dream like that? I want to find out how we can know what our call is when we come back.
We now return to It’s Supernatural. SID: Okay. We settled it. We settled that it’s never too late. JOHN: Absolutely. SID: Whatever your age. I’ve got to tell you this, John. I am 76 years of age and do you know I am just walking into my destiny. So give me a break if you’re 50 or 60. You know what I’m saying? JOHN: Come on. I love it. SID: All right. So how does, the big question really that people are asking as they’re watching us is how do I know my call? JOHN: Okay. So first of all, I’ve got to get, I want everybody on the same page. God has a calling on your life whether it’s ministry or whether you are called to the marketplace, or whether you’re called to be a stay home mom and raise up champions. There is a Divine calling on your life. Every one of us have it and God prepared that calling for your life before you were born. Let me give you an example of another one that’s just mind blowing. I had dinner. This man wanted to have dinner with me last year. Well he’s a Navy SEAL instructor. Okay. That’s the elite of the elite when you’re an instructor. He went to two years of Bible school, was in his third year of internship, got accused of sleeping with a girl in the church. They threw him out, took away everything from him. He said, “John, three years of work gone.” He said, “My relationship with Jesus was superficial. He said, “I was saved, but it was superficial.” He said, “When I lost everything after three years of work, I started seeking God like I had never sought him before.” And he said, “God spoke to me and [said] I’ve called you to the military, not to ministry.” He said, “So I went to the Army, I went to the Air Force, I went to the Marines.” He said, “Nothing.” He said, “I went to the Navy, the last one. The recruiter has gone [through] everything. Nothing. Just flat.” So the recruiter in desperation brings out the special things. He starts reading down the special assignments and he gets to the word “SEALS” and he goes, “That’s it. That’s what I’m supposed to do.” And the guy goes, “No, no, no, no. Only .1 percent of them ever make it All of us flunked out of it. And he goes, “I don’t care. That’s what I’m supposed to do.” Well what a 6 recruiter didn’t know and he didn’t know is he didn’t know how to swim. Secondly, he had such narrow ear openings they had to put tubes in his ears when he was a child. So if he went and had a little bit of water in his ears he was in excruciating pain. SID: He couldn’t be a SEAL. It was impossible. JOHN: He taught himself how to swim. He kept praying for God to heal his ears. He finally went two feet, five feet, ten feet, he was fine. The whole story is amazing. But he told me stories of combat that night at dinner, and which literally caused the hair on my arm to stand up. I mean, his phone called his parents when they were getting their truck blown up and the parents prayed. I could go and on, and on with other stories. Anyway, how do we know our calling? SID: Give us some tips. JOHN: There’s three very strong points made in Scripture on how we find out our calling. Number one, we seek God earnestly. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6 that “God rewards those who diligently seek him in faith.” It does not say he rewards those who casually seek him in wonder and doubt. When I got saved I was heading, I was going to head to Harvard and get my M.B.A. with my engineering degree from Purdue, and I was going to become a corporate manager, and I was going to marry a pretty girl, take three vacations a year, and pay my tithes. That would be my way of serving God. But I knew there was something not right. And I remember my Thanksgiving vacation my senior year. All my fraternity brothers went home. I told my mom I’m not coming home for Thanksgiving. And I fasted those four days, and I said, God, I got to know what you put me on this earth to do. And as a result of that fast, the last thing I wanted to do was to be in ministry. I wanted nothing to do with ministry. But God showed me clearly, I’ve called you to preach. What are you going to do about it? And I remember surrendering in that fraternity, and I said, God, I’ll do it. The second way you find your calling is you get planted in the House of God. You get planted. SID: Today, more and more people are saying church isn’t relevant to me, I don’t need to go unless you’re a part of the body. JOHN: Right. God says, “Those who are planted,” Psalm 90, “Those who are planted in the House of God shall flourish in the courts of our God.” The courts of our God would be the judgment seat of Christ. So let me put it to you this way. If I have a peach seed, I may not know that’s a peach seed. How do I find out what it is? Plant it in the ground. It will grow up to what it was created to be. Hello, if I plant a peach seed I don’t get a cotton bush. I get a peach tree. When we’re planted in the House of God we flourish into what we’re created to do, whether it’s in the marketplace, whether it’s staying at home as a mom, whether it’s in the medical field, whether it’s in government, whether it’s in ministry, that’s where we flourish in the courts of our God. And the third way to know our calling is to avoid entanglements. Why are many called and why are only few chosen? We’re all called. Every one watching us is called. Why are only a few ending up fulfilling their destiny? Because only few will put aside the entanglements, security, money and relationships are the three biggest, to fulfill our destiny. If you look at Moses, Moses was one of the greatest pastors we’ve ever seen. He had over three million in his congregation, but he only had two guys in his whole church fulfill their destiny. 7 SID: I want the full reward. You want the full reward. Would you pray a supernatural prayer right now that we have the full reward? JOHN: Father, I pray for every single person watching right now under the sound of my voice, I ask that the Holy Spirit would literally come into the living room, the office. No matter where these men and women are watching, or children, I’m asking that your presence would come. And I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for clarity to come to you, for direction to come to you. Before you were born God created you and also placed a calling upon your life. I speak that calling forth. I command in the name of Jesus for the revelation of that calling to come forth in your life and in Jesus’ name I pray, Father, for every person that they would lay aside the hindrances, the entanglements that they would plant themselves in the local church and that they would seek you diligently. And as they do, Father, reveal to them why they’ve put on this earth that they might make their eternity much more precious in your eyes, in Jesus’ name. Amen. SID: And I say at Academy Rewards Night

Getting To Know Jesus

As a young man I always had a strong desire for adventure. At the age of fourteen I ran away from home to join the merchant navy but my attempt met with failure. I later forfeited a university bursary to spend some time in the Air Force, still without really determining what to do with my life. I was restless and unfulfilled. I longed for travel and adventure but was not sure how to accomplish it. When certain events transpired that brought me to faith in Christ and the prospect of becoming a Christian and possibly beginning a ministerial life, I thought my opportunity for adventure and travel had been lost forever. How wrong that proved to be!

Several experiences in the Air Force brought me face to face with death and caused me to think seriously about what lay beyond the grave. I attended a number of plane crashes and helped to extricate several persons and a number of bodies from the wreckage. I saw some young men blown into tiny pieces. The only remains we found of one young pilot, fitted into a small cardboard box which I carried back to the base. On another occasion I helped to rescue a young pilot who had suffered multiple fractured bones. During the months of his recovery we became very close friends.

However, it was with a young amateur boxer in the R.A.F that I experienced the most poignant feelings. He was a young man with whom I had frequently sparred and trained. This particular night he was fighting in a tournament and I was in his corner. Towards the end of the second round he took a powerful right hand to the jaw and the back of his head hit the canvas with a sickening thud. When he got back to his corner he was obviously very groggy but was able to converse with his seconds and he said that he wanted to fight on. However, in the third round it became obvious that all was not well and the referee stopped the fight. Soon after he got back to his corner he lost consciousness and in this condition he was admitted to the Base Hospital about 10 p.m. that night. By 2 a.m. the following morning he was having severe seizures and it had become obvious that his condition was far too serious for the small Base hospital to handle. It was decided to transfer him to a much larger and better military hospital some twenty miles away. I sat in the back of the ambulance with him on the journey and after a while he became extremely restless. Of course he was not conscious but he began to writhe around, lashing out with hands and feet and trying to get off the cot. I could not tie him down but had to wrestle with him to try to save him from more bodily harm and injury. Arriving at the hospital a doctor and orderlies met us as soon as the ambulance door opened. Seeing his condition they immediately decided to bore into his skull to relieve the intense pressure that had obviously built up inside it. Unfortunately every effort was in vain and my friend soon died in my arms, still struggling. His death and subsequent funeral were both very emotional experiences for me sobering my mind considerably and causing me to think very seriously about the fragile nature of life.

It was actually during my term in the Air Force that I came to “know” Jesus. I had been hospitalised in a military hospital having suffered severe corneal damage to my eyes. Receiving expert attention from very fine doctors, my head was swathed in bandages and I tensely awaited their removal to test my sight afterwards. My spirits were very low as I lay in bed for some weeks. I was heavily sedated with morphine against the intense pain. At this time I “knew” something about Jesus having heard about him as a very young boy but had never met Him experientially.

Then, late one evening, as I lay in a state of mental depression, I “sensed” someone near my bed. Not being able to see, I quietly asked, “Who is there?” A calm voice responded within me, “I am Jesus! What do you want me to do for you?” My surprised response was, “If you could just ease the pain and let me sleep properly for one night I would be grateful!” In reply He said, “I can do more than that. I can heal you!” I evidently fell asleep right away for the next thing I knew it was the following morning. Although my eyes were still covered, I knew within that all would be well and that when the bandages were removed my sight would be restored. And so it was, though it was not perfectly restored right away. Initially, as I looked across the ward, I could see a white blur where each bed was though I could not distinguish who was in each bed. Nevertheless, I “knew” with that inner knowing that I would recover perfect sight in God’s good time. I felt somewhat like Job when he said. “I have heard of you by the hearing of the ears but now mine eyes see you.” I did not know about this scripture until some time later but when I eventually read it, the application was clear to me.

The UN and Israel

UNESCO’s executive board recently approved a resolution that denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem.
The UNESCO board adopted the anti-Semitic measure by consensus in its morning session in Paris. A draft form of the resolution had already been approved by a commission last week.
The resolution, titled “Occupied Palestine,” is the latest of several measures at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization over decades that Israelis see as evidence of ingrained anti-Israel bias within the United Nations, where Israel and its allies are far outnumbered by Arab countries and their supporters. Israel’s concern has mounted since UNESCO states admitted “Palestine” as a member in 2011.
Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett stated:
“Following the shameful decision by UNESCO members to deny history and ignore thousands of years of Jewish ties to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, I have notified the Israel National Commission for UNESCO to suspend all professional activities with the international organization,”
The Jewish state had already suspended its funding to UNESCO when Palestinian membership was approved, along with the United States, which used to provide 22 percent of the agency’s budget. “We won’t negotiate and we won’t take part in these ugly games,” the Israeli ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen, told The Associated Press after the ratification. “There is no place for these games in UNESCO. This noble organization was established to preserve history, not to rewrite it.”

God’s Prophecy For Israel

What is recorded in Isaiah 60:1 is obviously a continuation of the preceding chapter, i.e. Isaiah 59:19-21. (When the Bible was originally written, there were no chapters and verses divisions). The Redeemer will come to Zion declares the Lord.

Isaiah 60:1-3 (New Living Translation)
1 “Arise, shine, Jerusalem, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Close examination of this chapter proves that it is definitely directed initially to Israel rather than the Church. There are specific references to numerous features of the desert, from which many people will come from there to worship the Lord Yahweh. The prediction is that in the Last Days the whole world will be covered in gross spiritual darkness, into which darkness God will direct a powerful, brilliant light that will be focused directly upon Jerusalem. This light will draw the attention of all nations towards Jerusalem and Israel, which is where God will be at the time that we are presently anticipating. I believe this verse describes the time when Zechariah 12:10 will be powerfully fulfilled. The spiritual darkness mentioned is undoubtedly emanating from Islam. But there is also grave darkness arising within the Church at that time. Unforeseen pressure is coming upon the Church in many countries. Several big historic denominations are now denying the very basics of Christian doctrines. They are applying the strongest pressure on Christians to forsake the Faith that was once delivered to the saints.

Isaiah 60:4 describes a great re-gathering of God’s people, a great “homecoming,” a joyful “family reunion.” This prophecy began to be fulfilled many years ago and was accelerated in 1948 with the foundation of the new State of Israel. Jerusalem is commanded to lift up her eyes, look around, and see what the Lord is doing. As Jerusalem responds to God’s command, she sees a great re-gathering of her exiled sons and daughters as they are brought back home to their city and their land. Just as surely as the Lord brought His people out of the Babylonian captivity and back home to Israel, so He will bring all His redeemed into His eternal kingdom from the whole world.

Isaiah 60:5 says Jerusalem shall be “radiant with joy, her heart will throb and swell with happiness.” Jerusalem shall shine with delight when she beholds the wealth of the world being brought to her. The merchant vessels are portrayed as sailing to her ports on the Mediterranean, filled with their precious cargo (verse 5b). When Israel looks to the East from Jerusalem, she sees the caravans crossing the desert to bring their unique cargoes of treasures. The camels are loaded down with gold and frankincense (verse 6a). All the flocks of Kedar and the rams of Nebaioth are gathered to Jerusalem where they are offered up as a great and acceptable sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord Yahweh (verse 7a). What this passage is poetically portraying is the abundance of wealth and blessing that the Lord will finally bestow upon His people at the end of this present age, as well as their expressions of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord their God, and the acceptance of their worship by the Lord as they finally dwell with Him when heaven and earth are united in the renewed creation.

Many People From Islam Will Come Submissively To Jerusalem
Isaiah 60 also reveals that many of the worshippers of Ishmael will travel from Arabia to Jerusalem to worship the true and living God. Ancient historical Arab nations will travel to Jerusalem to worship Yahweh who will be enthroned there. These verses confirm that many former Muslims will make the journey to Jerusalem in that day. These and other scriptures confirm the redemptive covenant that God made with the descendants of Ishmael. Specific mention is made of their camels etc.

Isaiah 60:6-7 (NKJV)
6 The multitude of camels shall cover your land, The dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; All those from Sheba shall come; They shall bring gold and incense, And they shall proclaim the praises of the LORD.
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; They shall ascend with acceptance on My altar, And I will glorify the house of My glory.

Nebaioth and Kedar were the first-born sons of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13). Their descendants became large tribes and eventually passionate followers of Islam even until this present day. On which land on earth is a multitude of camels likely to appear? Obviously it will not be Europe, or the USA. It will be land adjacent to Israel emanating from the great Eastern wilderness that is peopled by the historic Arabic nations.

Lebanon which is presently dominated by Islam, will be liberated and many Lebanese people will travel to Jerusalem to worship the King. They will bring costly gifts to present to Him.

Isaiah 60:13 (NKJV)
13 “The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, The cypress, the pine, and the box tree together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I will make the place of My feet glorious.

Nations like Germany and Russia who once severely afflicted, tormented, tortured and killed so many Jewish people will humbly bow down before Jews, falling prostrate before them in humility and calling the city of Jerusalem the Zion of the Holy One of Israel. God will make His people an eternal excellence and the joy of many generations.

The Imminent Attack on Israel

At this moment the whole world is on the threshold of an event that will transform the world forever. It will not happen in New York at the headquarters of the United Nations, nor in London, Paris, Moscow or Beijing. It will happen in Israel and Jerusalem. Many serious threats have been issued to annihilate Israel and its presence in the Middle East. This attack is also predicted in the Bible in Zechariah 12, Psalm 83 and numerous other references. It is sure to happen, partly because Islam would be totally disgraced if the attack failed. Which is why Islam is so determined to win. But the main reason is because it is predicted in the Bible and Biblical predictions throughout history have always been faithfully fulfilled and this will also happen in the future. Contrary to the belief of many nations and people is a religious belief that such an attack is meant to be a prelude to a claim for land in the name of Allah and Islam. This attempted land grab is supposed to be for land for Palestinians and for Islam. But the attack is far more than this. It is being launched with the fanatical belief that it will pave the way for the manifestation of the Mahdi, who is believed to be the Messiah of Islam.

If this attack was successful it would be regarded by Islam as the first essential step towards the ultimate conquest of all the world. The sequence to this conquest would be seen as a beginning of total world submission to Allah and the rule of Sharia law in every nation. For more than 3,000 years Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel. For more than 2,000 years it has been revered as the site where Christianity was birthed. Hence it is a powerful international symbol of both Judaism and Christianity. As such, many Muslims believe that the land has been usurped and must regained for Islam, at any cost. So, the imminent battle for Jerusalem is actually ultimately aimed at total world domination. Whoever rules Jerusalem will rule the world. Islamic scholars and jihadists fervently and fanatically believe that this will be Allah and Islam, but this is not what the Bible predicts

Very few people on earth today including most Christians, appear to be truly aware of how critical and far reaching present events really are. The world media keeps people somewhat abreast of what is happening in the Middle East and around the world politically through the barbaric activities of the recently proclaimed Islamic State. A few people are beginning to realise the severity and ultimate intentions of these events, but they have little idea about how these events will eventually climax, or what might follow such a climax. A relatively small number of people even among Christians are beginning to realise that what we are witnessing is actually a battle for the possession of Jerusalem. Nor do they realise how vital is the presence of Jerusalem in the End Times plan of God. This is a battle between Satanically inspired forces, and the God of the universe. It is the kingdom of darkness versus the Kingdom of God and the prize will be the possession of Jerusalem and the whole world. When might the Church wake up to this shocking reality? Or will it remain in a spiritual coma, completely oblivious to what is actually happening in the world?

A World Of Uncertainty

The world is presently experiencing its most confusing and uncertain time in all of human history. This is due to so many serious and dangerous major situations that are obviously developing. The world is standing on the very edge of a dangerously high precipice above a world filled with numerous possible disasters. For example the United States is facing the most dramatic election in its history. Neither of the two candidates for presidency appear to be suitable for the national and international roles that would depend on their leadership decisions. Although American citizens are obviously trying to be as optimistic as possible, the rest of the world has little confidence that either of these candidates can reliably assume the role of international leadership. Both of these persons appear to be totally unsuitable to play the role of national leadership much less a role in international affairs. Trying to imagine what may happen in America and the world, in the post election period and the future beyond that, seems like an impossibility. The only thing that could positively transform this negative situation would be a direct, divine intervention that could produce genuine national repentance and spiritual reformation. So far, there seems to be little possibility of this happening.
In addition to America’s plight, there are several other situations on the world’s horizon that appear to threaten the possibility of any future international peace or harmony. Obviously the present situation in the Middle East is an extremely volatile one that will never be solved by political diplomacy. Several powerful nations are currently in that neighbourhood including Russia, China and Iran. So far nobody can guess what their intentions are? However, their heavily armed presence there is a threat to the possibility of peace in the region. Even North Korea appears to be adding to the current uncertainty.
And what of the future of Britain and Western Europe, including Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden and several other countries? The immediate future of these nations is also in immediate grave danger. Each of these nations have opened their doors to so called “refugees” who are actually intent on introducing sharia law and the political rule of international Islam. Each of these nations now face the prospect of some kind of civil war if they hope to rescue their countries from a powerful influence that could forever transform the original culture of their country driving them back into the dark ages.
Although numerous of these nations are obviously about to experience intense and radical transformations, the nations of the Middle East will be transformed in an even more alarming way. The current situation there was predicted in the Bible thousands of years ago. One of the prophets Zechariah, posted the most informative prediction about what would happen there in the Last Days of this present era. He foretold a bold attack on Israel by nearby neighbours that would be intended to conquer Israel and bring it under Islamic rule in preparation for the arrival of the Islamic Mahdi. He predicted that the attack would be repulsed by God and Israel rescued. The reason why the events in the Middle East would be more dramatic than elsewhere, is because Almighty God will establish His throne there in the city of Jerusalem. From this throne the Messiah will reign over all the nations on earth. Jerusalem would not be conquered and possessed by Islam. It will remain in the hands of God’s own people the Jews.So, where are we now in this dramatic plan? What is likely to happen next?

An Imminent Fulfilment?

An Imminent Fulfilment?

At this moment the whole world is on the threshold of an event that will transform the world forever. It will not happen in New York at the headquarters of the United Nations, nor in London, Paris, Moscow or Beijing. It will happen in Israel and Jerusalem. Many serious threats have been issued to annihilate Israel and its presence in the Middle East. This attack is also predicted in the Bible in Zechariah 12, Psalm 83 and numerous other references. It is sure to happen, partly because Islam would be disgraced if the attack failed. But mainly because it is predicted in the Bible and Biblical predictions throughout history have always been faithfully fulfilled and this will also happen in the future. Contrary to the belief of many nations and people is a political belief that such an attack is meant to be a prelude to a claim for land in the name of Allah and Islam. This attempted land grab is supposed to be for land for Palestinians and for Islam. But the attack is for more than this. It is being launched with the fanatical belief that it will pave the way for the manifestation of the Mahdi, who is believed to be the Messiah of Islam.

If this attack could be successful it would be the first step towards the ultimate conquest of all the world. The sequence to this would be a total world submission to Allah and the rule of Sharia law in every nation. For more than 3,000 years Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel. For more than 2,000 years it has revered as the site where Christianity was birthed. Hence it is a powerful symbol of both Judaism and Christianity. As such, many Muslims believe that land which they believe belongs to Islam has been usurped and must, at any cost, be regained for Islam. So, the imminent battle for Jerusalem is actually aimed at world domination. Whoever rules Jerusalem will rule the world. Islamic scholars and jihadists fervently and fanatically believe that this will be Allah and Islam but this is not what the Bible predicts

Very few people on earth today including most Christians, appear to be truly aware of how critical and far reaching present international happenings really are. The world media keeps people somewhat abreast of what is happening in the Middle East and around the world politically through the barbaric activities of the recently proclaimed Islamic State. A few people are beginning to realise the severity and ultimate intentions of these events, but they have little idea about how these events will eventually climax, or what might follow such a climax. A relatively small number of people even among Christians are beginning to realise that what we are witnessing is actually a battle for the possession of Jerusalem. This is a battle between Satanically inspired forces, and the God of the universe. It is the kingdom of darkness versus the Kingdom of God and the prize will be the possession of Jerusalem and the whole world. When might the Church wake up to this reality? Or will it remain in a spiritual coma, completely oblivious to what is actually happening in the world?

The Church In Iran

The Story of Iran’s Church in Two SentencesBy Mark Howard Provided byThe Gospel Coalition
The Story of Iran’s Church in Two Sentences
“Despite continued hostility from the late 1970s until now, Iranians have become the Muslim people most open to the gospel in the Middle East.”

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Everyone loves a good story. As Christians, we especially love stories that tell us how, when all seems lost, God makes a way.

One such story is about the church in Iran—and it’s one of the greatest stories in the world today.

It’s a simple story that can be summarized in just two sentences: Persecution threatened to wipe out Iran’s tiny church. Instead, the church in Iran has become the fastest growing in the world, and it is influencing the region for Christ.

As simple as it is, such an amazing story is worth examining deeper.

Growth Amid Persecution
The Iranian revolution of 1979 established a hard-line Islamic regime. Over the next two decades, Christians faced increasing opposition and persecution: All missionaries were kicked out, evangelism was outlawed, Bibles in Persian were banned and soon became scarce, and several pastors were killed. The church came under tremendous pressure. Many feared the small Iranian church would soon wither away and die.

But the exact opposite has happened. Despite continued hostility from the late 1970s until now, Iranians have become the Muslim people most open to the gospel in the Middle East.

Despite continued hostility from the late 1970s until now, Iranians have become the Muslim people most open to the gospel in the Middle East.

How did this happen? Two factors have contributed to this openness. First, violence in the name of Islam has caused widespread disillusionment with the regime and led many Iranians to question their beliefs. Second, many Iranian Christians have continued to boldly and faithfully tell others about Christ, in the face of persecution.

As a result, more Iranians have become Christians in the last 20 years than in the previous 13 centuries put together since Islam came to Iran. In 1979, there were an estimated 500 Christians from a Muslim background in Iran. Today, there are hundreds of thousands—some say more than 1 million. Whatever the exact number, many Iranians are turning to Jesus as Lord and Savior.

More Iranians have become Christians in the last 20 years than in the previous 13 centuries put together.

In fact, last year the mission research organization Operation World named Iran as having the fastest-growing evangelical church in the world. According to the same organization, the second-fastest growing church is in Afghanistan—and Afghans are being reached in part by Iranians, since their languages are similar.

Three Changed Lives
The testimonies of Iranian men and women who’ve come to Christ are powerful.

Kamran was a violent man who used to sell drugs and weapons. One day, a friend gave him a New Testament. After reading for five consecutive days, Kamran gave his life to Jesus. When his family and friends saw his transformed life over the ensuing months, many of them also came to faith. A church now meets in Kamran’s house.

Reza was a mullah (a Muslim scholar) who hoped to become an ayatollah (a Shiite leader). One day, while studying at an Islamic seminary in Iran, he found a New Testament that had been boldly left in the library. Out of curiosity, he picked it up and was deeply shaken. Over time, he fell in love with Jesus. Today Reza is a trained church planter serving in the Iran region.

Fatemah’s earliest memories were of being raped by her brothers. At age 11, she was sold in marriage to a young drug addict who abused her and then divorced her when she was 17. Upon returning home she was raped again, until she decided to leave. On the streets she heard the gospel preached, and she trusted Jesus. In time, she married a Christian man. As they were receiving training in evangelism and church planting, Fatemah felt called to go back home and witness to her family. Her entire family repented and gave their lives to the Lord. The first church Fatemah and her husband planted was in her childhood home.

Fatemah felt called to go back home and witness to her family. Her entire family repented and gave their lives to the Lord.

I’ve had the privilege of hearing Kamran, Reza and Fatemah share their stories. I’ve heard countless other testimonies that are equally remarkable. Each one is a painful and yet marvelous celebration of the gospel’s beauty. Each one is a powerful reminder that despite trials and persecution—perhaps because of the suffering—the gospel of Jesus shines and the church of Jesus grows.

Story God Is Writing
We’re living in a time when many Christians are suffering for their faith, particularly in Islamic contexts. People often react by preaching fear and hatred of the Muslim world. Yet the apostle Paul reminds us that we are to “rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Rom. 12:12). This is our call.

And the story God is writing for Iran reminds us that we have every reason to rejoice and remain confident in our sovereign Lord and the power of his gospel. Jesus will build his church. It’s a promise (Matt. 16:18).

I ask that you would keep the people and nation of Iran in your prayers. Please pray for:

• Many more Iranians to give their lives to Christ.

• Endurance and joy for Iranian Christians suffering in prison for their ministry—many have testified to sensing the prayers of the global church while imprisoned.

• More trained leaders to serve as evangelists, church planters and pastors to disciple the many new Iranian believers.

Persecution threatened to wipe out Iran’s tiny church. Instead, by God’s mighty hand, his church is growing rapidly. Praise him!

Will Worldwide Revival Begin In Israel?

32  And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls.

Although many Christians may believe that this scripture will be fulfilled in the Last Days prior to the Return of Christ, very few have any clear understanding of how this may happen and what the immediate result will be. To further our understanding about how this prophecy might be fulfilled we surely need to take a closer look at some very important verses.

Initially we need to recognize, according to  Joel 2:27, that at the time of this fulfillment, “I AM” is “in the midst of Israel”  Does this refer to a time immediately after Zechariah 12:10, when the Holy Spirit will be poured out on the family of  David and the people of Jerusalem? Joel also describes how the people of Israel will look upon the One who has just given  them a glorious and miraculous victory over the enemy nations that have launched a fierce attack on Israel. The national mourning that results from this examination of their deliverer will reveal to Israel that the Angel of the Lord, is actually their promised Messiah.

Zechariah 12:9-11 (NLT)
9  For on that day I will begin to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10  “Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died.
11  The sorrow and mourning in Jerusalem on that day will be like the great mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddo.

    The whole world is currently under tremendous stress and tension concerning the obviously uncertain future. The whole world including many Christians is literally filled with anxious uncertainty. So many threats are being made by rogue nations that obviously possess powerful weapons capable of potential massive destruction. Iran for example already has sufficient nuclear weapons to annihilate millions of people both in Israel  and numerous other parts of the world. The most serious of these threats are coming from Islamic countries that are enthralled by their belief that their Mahdi (Islamic Messiah) will soon appear with the serious objective of ruling the whole world. These Muslims are already showing signs of potential success even in nations like the USA and the UK. They are also gravely affecting several European countries which they are rapidly taking over. Numerous countries like America are also becoming aware that God is extremely displeased with them and that His judgment threatens their future. Sadly they do not appear to know how they may rectify this situation to bring their nation to repentance and reformation. The one thing that could transform the nations and bring about God’s favour instead of His judgment would be a worldwide outpouring of His Spirit that would produce true conviction and deep repentance. I firmly believe that worldwide revival and the imminent appearance of the promised Messiah is the only thing that can rescue mankind from imminent disaster.

Numerous Christians today have a somewhat vague idea that a world-wide revival will occur in the End Time Last days. This hope is usually based on such scriptures as,

Joel 2:27-29 (NIV2011)
27  Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.
28  “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
29  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.