Prophecy & Political News Roundup

A lot has happened in the past few days:

1. A devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck right in the heart of Papua New Guinea on Sunday causing massive devastation and killing over 30 people.  Sadly, the death toll is expected to rise as many more are injured and still others missing.  The quake triggered staggeringly massive landslides:
 
2. President Trump has won two important court battles.  In Jennings v. Rodriguez on Tuesday, the Supreme Court reversed a 9th Circuit ruling in a 5-3 decision that allows non-citizen immigrants to be detained indefinitely.  And in California, Hispanic U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled that environmental rules can be waived allowing Trump’s border wall plans to proceed.
3. On Wednesday, the body of Billy Graham was laid in honor in the U.S. Capitol Building Rotunda.  He was only the fourth private citizen to ever lie in honor at the Capitol, and the first since Rosa Parks in 2005.  I don’t think Graham was a perfect man (as obviously none of us are) and neither do I think his theology was perfect (as none of ours is), but I believe that he understood the gospel and a lot of those coming out of the woodwork now against him, I think, at least in some instances, are misconstruing what he believed and taught.  You can make anyone sound like a heretic by selectively taking a few sentences out of context, but I’m interested in what someone consistently taught over a lifetime.  Graham categorically denied the false accusation of universalism (see here) and while I personally disagree with some of his teachings and methods, universalismand inclusivism are not the same thing.
Universalism (not to be confused with Universal Reconciliation “U.R.”) teaches that there are many paths to God and that Jesus is not the only way.  Universalism is a pagan, false, and heretical belief.  Inclusivism emphatically teaches that Jesus is the only way to Heaven and it upholds historic Christian beliefs, however, it teaches that Jesus will save even some who had never heard of the gospel (still only because of His atoning death on the Cross).  1 Peter 3:18–20 and Romans 2:1–16 are often offered in defense of inclusivism and it appears that Graham may have been open to this belief, however, in his 2013 book co-authored with his son Franklin, he seemed to be much more exclusivist in his leanings.
It is important to challenge heresy and defend God’s Word, but it is also important to understand what it is you’re attacking or else you might be guilty of bearing false witness and falsely accusing.  Graham preached the gospel of salvation through Christ alone to literally tens of millions of people and I will not be the judge of his heart (see Rom. 10:5–13).
I’ve never met an Evangelical Christian (at least that I’m aware of) that is a pure exclusivist.  Pure exclusivism, by definition, would mean that all babies, mentally handicapped, and Old Testament saints would not be saved.  A good discussion on this can be found on GotQuestions.org.
4. By a single vote margin, the Israeli Knesset voted to bar supermarkets and businesses from being open on the Sabbath day.  The new law also grants the Israeli government power to override municipal laws that would allow work and entertainment on the Sabbath.  It is continuing evidence that the Orthodox Jewish community is growing rapidly in the country and is successfully reverting the nation back to its ancient, biblical customs.
5. In another amazing 70 year / generational marker, Prince William will be visiting Israel, becoming the first British royal to ever make an official visit to the country.  His visit will happen this summer, not long after Israel’s 70th anniversary.


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Twin 7+ Magnitude Earthquakes Strike In Just One Week

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First, there was a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Honduras that triggered a tsunami warning—the largest earthquake in Central America or the Caribbean in five years.

Then early this morning a powerful 7.1 magnitude quake struck Peru, toppling buildings, killing two, and injuring dozens more.  In any given year there are usually 10-20 7.0 or higher earthquakes around the world, or roughly one every three and a half weeks.  To have two just five days apart is certainly not unprecedented, but it is certainly a noticeable uptick worth paying attention to.

177 days (inclusive) before the 7.6 Honduras earthquake was a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Russia that was 7 miles deep occurring on 7/17/17.  That happened just as Israel temporarily retook control of the Temple Mount for the first time since 1967.

177 days (inclusive) before the Russian earthquake was a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea.

177 days before the Papua New Guinea earthquake was a 7.7 magnitude quake in the Northern Mariana Islands.

To the secular mind, these are all coincidences—though surprisingly improbable at that.  Yet to the believer who recognizes God’s sovereignty, these are unmistakable patterns.  He controls it all.  And to the “Christian” critics who are still so quick to dismiss the incredible plethora of numbers, patterns, and signs from 2017 (see here and here), I have to question whether you believe in God’s sovereignty.  He’s either completely sovereign or not sovereign at all.  There are no coincidences.

Regarding the September 23rd/24th astronomical alignment in particular, if it was just a surprisingly similar alignment to what Revelation 12:1-2 describes, yet meaningless, consider that before the very beginning of time God knew that on that date the planets and stars would align in such a way that thousands of people could honestly believe the sign from Revelation 12:1-2 was being fulfilled.  It was a perfect, unmistakable match.  The timing of what that sign is pointing to—namely, the rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation—is still unknown us, but we would be wise to trust what the Bible plainly says and continue to watch this story unfold.

We are still in the biblical year of the Revelation 12 Sign (roughly April 2017 through April 2018) and shortly after that is the actual 70th anniversary of Israel, which happens to be the same day (May 14th) that Christ ascended if His crucifixion occurred in 33 AD.  Just one week later is Pentecost.

I’m still closely watching this all unfold and trying to patiently trust God for the timing and details. (Click to Source)