Without question, the nation of Israel and the Jewish people are the most significant sign of the coming of our Lord for His church. (Ezekiel 36:22-24) In this message, Mike looks at 5 significant events that demand the presence of Israel as the focal point of God’s prophetic plan in the last days. (Zechariah 2:8, Ezekiel 5:5, Psalm 102:16-18) (1) The rebirth and presence of the nation (Isaiah 66:8, Ezekiel 37, Jeremiah 16:14-15), (2) The rebirth of the ancient conflict with the descendants of Israel’s ancient enemies (Ezekiel 36:1-7, Zechariah 12-14), (3) The supernatural protection of Israel (Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 121:4, Jeremiah 30:11, Daniel 12:1, Isaiah 54:17), (4) The rebuilding of a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Revelation 11:1-2), and (5) The process toward a Middle East peace covenant (Daniel 9:24-27, Jeremiah 30:4-5). The message ends with an exhortation to be informed and be ready for Christ’s return (1 Thessalonians 5:1-8).
Just how important is Biblical prophecy? In this message, Mike demonstrates from Scripture that what the Bible says about the future is central to our walk with the Lord, and is the measuring stick of our faith (2 Corinthians 4:16-5:1). When we get saved our vision changes (2 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Corinthians 2:9-10) in three ways: (1) We look at things that are not only physical, but invisible. (Hebrews 11:1-3, 11:8-14) (2) We look at things that are not only temporary, but eternal. (Ecclesiastes 3:11, Revelation 22:13) (3) We look at things that are not only earthly, but heavenly. (Colossians 3:1-4, Hebrews 11:13, Hebrews 11:6,) Our understanding of the revealed future helps our vision to be clear so that we see things as they are and as they will be. (1 Corinthians 15:19, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-7, 1 Corinthians 13:12)
According to the Bible, there will be many scoffers and mockers of the prophetic Word of God in the last days. (2 Peter 3:1-4) Anyone who studies and believes this portion of God’s Word must be ready to answer many of the challenges that are hurled at them. In this message, Mike answers three major objections to the doctrine of the rapture of the church. (1) The word “rapture” is not in the Bible. (1 Thessalonians 4:17, Acts 8:39, 2 Corinthians 12:2-4, Revelation 12:5) (2) The rapture and others teachings about the end-times are only about 150 years old. (Daniel 12:8) (3) It is silly to think that someday people will fly through the air. (1 Corinthians 15:35-57, Acts 1:9, Revelation 12:5, Revelation 19:11-14, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Revelation 3:10, Jude 14, Zechariah 14:5) In each case, Mike gives solid Biblical evidence for the rapture.
At the heart of the war and violence in the Middle East is the doctrine and practice of Islam. Muslims have been taught for hundreds of years that the land of Israel, and the entire world, are part of an Islamic global empire that will force all inhabitants to worship the god of Islam – Allah, and follow the teachings of the prophet of Islam – Mohammed. God’s land (Jeremiah 2:7, Jeremiah 16:18, Ezekiel 36:5, Ezekiel 38:16, Joel 1:6, Joel 3:2, Leviticus 25:23) is holy (Zechariah 2:12) and prepared by God for His purposes. (Ezekiel 38:5, Deuteronomy 32:8, Psalm 125:1-2) This is the same land that He promised to the Jewish people forever. (Genesis 12:1-7, Genesis 13:14-15, Genesis 15:18, Judges 2:1, Ezekiel 36: 5, 24) The conflict over this land is a revival of an ancient conflict (Genesis 22:17, Genesis 24:6-, Ezekiel 36:2-5), and is at the center of the global conflict in the last days. (Joel 3:2, Zechariah 12-14, Revelation 16:12-16) In reality, this is a conflict between Satan and God. (Revelation 12, Isaiah 14:12-13, Zechariah 2:10-3:2) In this message, Mike will demonstrate that this conflict is a holy war for the holy land.
Jesus warned us that in the last days: “Many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ: and shall deceive many.” (Matthew 24:5) There have been many who have claimed to be Christ in modern history. However, many Christians today are worshiping a false Christ. (Galatians 1:1-10, 2 Corinthians 11:1-4) There is only one true Jesus and He is always the same One presented in the Scriptures. (Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 13:8, Revelation 1:8) In this message, Mike demonstrates that the professing church has created their Jesus. They have molded a Jesus to fit their expectations of who they think He ought to be, and to do for them what they think He should do. They have not formulated their faith, thinking, living, praying, and worshiping of Jesus based upon the Biblical evidence about Him! This message focuses upon His person (John 1:3, Micah 5:2, John 11:25, John 1:1-14, John 5:8) and unique pre-incarnate revelation as the angel of Jehovah. (Genesis 16, 18, 21, 22:11-15, Exodus 3:1-4, Numbers 22, Joshua 5, Daniel 3) An overview of Christ’s earthly ministry during His first coming is also given. (John 1:29, John 10:1-18, Mark 1:22, john 15:18-22, Matthew 10:34-37, Matthew 15:6, Matthew 23, John 8:44, Matthew 20:25-28, Matthew 6:10, Matthew 16:1-4) Instead, they have bought into the traditional religious thinking and cultural expectations of our godless, rebellious, and morally bankrupt society! Sadly, this Jesus cannot save them. All believers need to hear this thought provoking message.
In stark contrast with the Bible, the god of Islam is not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but the god of Abraham, Ishmael, and Esau. In this message, Mike examines the self-appointed name of God as “the God of Jacob.” (Isaiah 41:8-16) In this message he shows how Jacob and the nation of Israel are uniquely bound together. God did not choose Jacob or the children of Israel because they were great or good. (Isaiah 41;14, Deuteronomy 7:6-8) Therefore, the meaning behind the title “the God of Jacob” makes a very bold divine statement concerning God’s determination to redeem His people in the last days. When God refers to Himself as the God of Jacob, there are 5 things He want us to know about Him: (1) The God of Jacob is a God of sovereign grace. (Genesis 25:19-28, Romans 9:6-13, Isaiah 14:24, 1 John 4:19) (2) The God of Jacob is a God of incredible patience. (2 Peter 3:9, Philippians 1:6) (3) The God of Jacob is a God of transforming power. (Genesis 47:7-10; Genesis 48:16-16, Genesis 49:1, 18) (4) The God of Jacob is a God of mighty deliverance. (Psalm 132: 2, 5, Psalm 20:1, 46:7, 11, Psalm 75, 94, Psalm 114:7) (5) The God of Jacob is worth of all praise. (Isaiah 46:9-13, Hebrews 11:21, Psalm 81:1, Genesis 28, 35, Revelation 21:12-13)
The entire world is watching the developments in the Middle East. At the center of the global threat in this troubled region is the nation of Iran, formerly called Elam and Persia in Biblical days. This message focuses upon two Biblical texts: Ezekiel 38-39 and Jeremiah 49:34-39. Mike speaks about 6 considerations of Iran’s prophetic future: Her evil nature in the last days, Ezekiel 38:10 Her Evil aim in the last days Ezekiel 38:8 Her evil coalition in the last days, Ezekiel 38:5-6 Her eventual defeat in the last days, Ezekiel 38:18-39:20 Her eventual destruction in the last days, Jeremiah 49:34-38 Her eventual restoration in the last days, Jeremiah 49:39 This message is very significant in light of current developments in the Persian Gulf. (Psalm 121, Romans 13:11)
A study of both the ancient and modern history of the nation of Israel will result in the consideration that the Jewish people seem to have always been at war for their survival in their land. (Psalm 120-121, Psalm 129:1-2; Psalm 83) The Spirit of God has given us 15 great chapters in the Bible, Psalms 120-135, to highlight the reality of the timeless war against Israel. In this message, Mike examines these Psalms, especially Psalms 120 & 121. When the Bible student examines the truth in these Psalms, he will begin to understand the current global conflict against Israel and how central all of this is to the greater conflict in the spirit world. In this message, Mike examines: Israel’s plea (Psalm 120-1-4), Israel’s place (Psalm 120:5), Israel’s plight (Psalm 120:5-6), and Israel’s protection (Psalm 121; Isaiah 41:11-12, Isaiah 54:17, Jeremiah 51:20).
In this message Mike takes us to the Israel to explore the significance of the most important piece of property in the world, the Mountain of the Lord – the Temple Mount (Isaiah 2:1-3). In this message he examines the names of this mountain, its geographical location (Ezekiel 5:5), and the significant history connected to this holy site. Then, he explores the heavenly perspective of this location (Zechariah 1-3, Deuteronomy 12:9-14, Isaiah 11:9, Psalm 68:16, Ezekiel 43:7, Exodus 15:13, 17), its prophetic relevance (Revelation 11:1-3, Revelation 14:1-5, Joel 2:28-32, Revelation 12:17, Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15-20, 2 Thessalonians 2:4) , the Jewish attachment to this place (Isaiah 65:11, Psalm 137:5-6) and finally the spiritual warfare over this mountain (Isaiah 14:13). This message will alert the believer to the significance of the global attention that this subject receives in these last days.