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The Big Prophetic Picture: Part 4

Feb 11, 2006

After Gulf War I, Israeli Prime Minister Rabin made a genuine attempt to make peace between his country and the Palestinians. He was the first to hold peace talks with Arafat, and they did come to an agreement. But then Rabin was gunned down on Nov. 4, 1995.

God had led me to intercede and fast for four days from Nov. 1-4. On the last day of the fast, I knew what this was about. Once again, it was to delay the inevitable, if possible. Rabin was replaced by Prime Minister Peres a few weeks later, but as his name indicates ("division"), he presided over a divided and polarized people. He was thus unable to bring peace.

In the summer of 2000, Israeli Prime Minister Barak made another attempt to come to an agreement with Arafat and to bring peace. They made good progress at first. Then President Clinton seems to have pushed too hard for them to agree on the status of Jerusalem itself. The peace talks then broke off on July 25, 2000 and were deemed a dismal failure.

On the same date, the Concorde ("harmony, peace") crashed in Paris, and the Lord spoke to us saying, "Peace is taken from the earth." This word did not immediately register with me. It took a long time before I connected it to the statement that the angel made in 1986, when he said: "This is the beast of war, to be released when peace is taken from the earth."

But that is precisely what happened, with or without my understanding. This is what began the 414-day cycle of Cursed Time, leading to the Twin Towers disaster of Sept. 11, 2001. Look it up for yourself. July 25, 2000 414 days = Sept. 11, 2001.

It is impossible to make up this stuff. I do not have any control of history. I only report the news and reveal the spiritual causes as I see them. As I see it, the second "bear" was released in the spirit on July 25, 2000 with the collapse of the peace talks, and then 414 days later, this release manifested in the world on Sept. 11, 2001.

Events happen in the spirit before they happen in the world. When you see spiritual events by divine revelation, then you have some idea what will soon happen in the world and when. Of course, one seldom can say for sure precisely HOW the event will manifest, but there is much that we CAN know. By understanding basic timing through biblical history, as set forth in my book, "Secrets of Time," one can certainly come to see "watch dates," if one also has some spiritual discernment.

The Twin Towers disaster of 9-11-01 plunged America into war. Many have different ideas as to WHO caused this. That issue is important one one level, but it is not my primary concern. My concern is what this all is leading to. The angel made it quite clear that the purpose of the second "bear" was to "devour much flesh" in Jerusalem. I equate this with the prophecies of Isaiah and Jeremiah to mean that this second beast is drawing men and nations into a cycle of violence that will ultimately destroy Jerusalem.

I do not think this second beast can be stopped. But having said that, repentance will always serve to DELAY the fulfillment of this prophecy. This is a well-established principle of Bible prophecy. We have done our part to engage in spiritual warfare and intercession to delay what we could, most notably back in 1988, where we gained two years of delay. But intercession by itself cannot stop this destruction. Only sincere repentance can stop it.

As a Christian, I can hardly appeal to the Muslim world to repent of resorting to violence as a reaction to the injustices that have been perpetrated against them. It is first the responsibility of Christians--the Church as a whole--to repent of supporting the Jewish terrorists of the 1940's without whose help the Israeli state would never have come about. (See my book, "The Struggle for the Birthright.") The Church must repent of supporting Zionists who steal the land from Palestinians in the name of God and Bible prophecy.

Let me remind all who read this that it was NOT the Palestinians who moved to Europe to steal Jewish land. Likewise, many individual Jews who immigrated to Palestine bought land and did not steal it--good for them. But most of the land in their possession has been stolen, either by wars or by legislation making such theft "legal."

The day of reckoning will come, as the Bible tells us. I realize that, according to Isaiah and Jeremiah, no one will get that land or that city when the dust settles. But it is yet theoretically possible to put off that date by repentance in this current generation. I pray that this will happen. But I doubt that it men will repent and cause another delay, because the resignation of Speaker of the House Tom DeLay on Jan. 7 was the sign we have long been watching for. It is the sign from Rev. 10:6, "there shall be no more DeLay" (NASB). Such a sign is "kooky" to an average person, but it is something we have seen for years as a major sign that was to come.

This is the final part of a series titled "The Big Prophetic Picture." To view all parts, click the link below.

The Big Prophetic Picture

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