PROPHECY HEADLINES: Relative quiet in Gaza strip as ceasefire holds over Muslim holiday | U.S. says Russia is sending more powerful weapons to Ukrainian rebels | Hamas and N. Korea reportedly in arms deal | China continues campaign of tearing down crosses | Christianity in Iraq ‘very close to the end’
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “The Coming Judge” from Dr. Tim LaHaye
The next time Christ comes to earth, it will not be to suffer, as He did in His first coming. This time He will come in power and great glory on a white horse, accompanied by the angelic hosts of heaven and His bride, the church, which He has just purified and judged in preparation for ruling this earth. All those who hate God will be gathered together against Christ to do war with Him. They will be led by the Antichrist, the beast who is indwelt by Satan himself. With him will be the False Prophet and the Christ-rejecting kings of the earth. They will bring the largest armies of the world ever gathered in what the Bible calls “the battle of that great day of God Almighty,” popularly called the Battle of Armageddon.
But this will be one war where there is no fighting! The combatants will be prepared to fight, but our Lord’s awesome power will consume them in one moment by the word of His mouth—and all those who accepted the mark of the beast during the Tribulation will be consumed. This will conclude the seven-year Tribulation period and usher in the kingdom over which Christ will reign. At this time Christ will judge the nations and decide who can enter the millennial kingdom.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming” by Ray C. Stedman (Part 10)
MUSICAL SELECTION: “The King is Coming” by Newsboys