Why prophecy matters

Published at: 14/03/2022

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Putin - know your enemy

Close range attack on a Russian armoured vehicle.

Kherson airport 15th March 2022 attack (3rd attack by UA)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Battlefield, including Epitaph

Still sounds relevant today

Clear the battlefield and let me see All the profit from our victory. You talk of freedom, starving children fall. Are you deaf when you hear the season's call?

Were you there to watch the earth be scorched? Did you stand beside the spectral torch? Know the leaves of sorrow turned their face, Scattered on the ashes of disgrace.

Every blade is sharp; the arrows fly We're the victims of your armies' lie, Where the blades of grass and arrows reign Then there will be very little sorrow, Very little pain.

Putin says everything is going to plan. Russian mothers can watch their sons join the Russian space program from Mariupol after they have been busy firing at hospitals, schools, residential apartment blocks and civilian refuges

New Russian national anthem Bits and Pieces

Why Bible Prophecy Matters

In Genesis 41 we read of a seven year famine that affected the whole earth and how Joseph had been able to interpret Pharoah's dreams that enabled him to prepare for seven years before the famine so that Egypt became the only place with sufficient food reserves. The dream and its interpretation were prophetic warnings of future events that enabled people to make preparation.

Genesis 41 global drought

The translators of the King James Version, who were not biased by worldly modern science and evolution, translate Genesis 41:56 accurately as:

“And the famine was over all the face of the earth.”

It should not escape our notice that these are the same Hebrew words used in Genesis 1:2 (ESV) which describe the original state of the whole creation wherein the Spirit hovered “over the face of the deep.”

Genesis 41: 56 Modern English Version

The famine was over all the face of the earth, so Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, and the famine was severe throughout the land of Egypt. 57 Moreover, all countries came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was so severe in all the lands

Evidence for a global famine 1704-1697 BC

Biblical authority supported by evidence of drought

World famine of 1700 BC evidence

Recent evidence of a later drought in Israel

Emperor Cheng Tang of China suffered terrible drought

Encyclopedia Britannica on Cheng Tang offering himself as sacrifice to remove drought

The thought that God had forewarned people of a world event should cause us to consider whether there are events prophesied long ago that will affect our world.

Judgment Day

Is climate change prophesied?

2 Peter 3:7 The Voice

By that same word, the heavens and earth we see now are being reserved for destruction by fire, preserved until the time comes for the godless on the day of judgment.

Is nuclear war prophesied?

Zechariah 14: 12-13 New Living Translation

And the Lord will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13 On that day they will be terrified, stricken by the Lord with great panic.

Eyes melting in sockets and flesh rotting certainly sounds like a nuclear event

However, before these things occur a period of peace and prosperity is prophesied. I believe that we are likely to be moving into that time as a result of the Ukraine war.

Ezekiel 38:10-12 New Living Translation

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: At that time evil thoughts will come to your mind, and you will devise a wicked scheme. 11 You will say, ‘Israel is an unprotected land filled with unwalled villages! I will march against her and destroy these people who live in such confidence! 12 I will go to those formerly desolate cities that are now filled with people who have returned from exile in many nations. I will capture vast amounts of plunder, for the people are rich with livestock and other possessions now. They think the whole world revolves around them!’

Thus, the Bible speaks of a time of peace when Israel is not defended because it has guarantees of peace. Israel becomes also very successful in global trading and commerce. It will not be its Arab neighbors who will attack but Russia, Iran, Turkey and Libya.

There are preconditions for this event and we could create them in any peace agreement after the war in Ukraine and the defeat of Russia.

Prophecy of Holy Spirit revival in Ukraine

A Nigerian pastor in Ukraine in 2009 prophesies war and revival

The revival of the Holy Spirit is coming to Ukraine! The revival of the Holy Spirit is coming to Ukraine! Whether the devil likes it or not. The revival of the Holy Spirit is coming to this land. And again, I saw all blasts over the places. And I see an army, people in military uniform. I saw this country, Ukraine, at war with another country but God did not show me the other country. So you better start praying and the government of this country better start doing something now because God is sending a warning now and God is saying "Tell my country Ukraine to turn away from the path of sin. Tell my country Ukraine to repent of their way of sin; this is the voice of God and I am giving this message today. It has been recognized in heaven and I am fulfilling the word.

Austin Moses and his ministry

Russia's global ambitions prophesied 2,600 years ago

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If we know the future, we have nothing to fear

God controls the preparation of world events to accomplish his plan to redeem the people of the world to himself, first the Gentile and then the Jew.

When our faith is in the Word of God concerning the future, we know we are protected and have no fear, even knowing that nuclear war will not yet take place.

Do you face the future with hope?

1 Peter 1:3-9 New Living Translation

The Hope of Eternal Life

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, 4 and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. 5 And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. 7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. 9 The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

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