We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”
We are considered futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as yet future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and global context.
There are many reasons for being futurists, but I like to point out the most important one: Jesus was a futurist. When He gave His great discourse on prophecy in Matthew 24 & 25, He quoted from Daniel as if the events prophesied were yet future and literal.
In fact, whenever someone in the Bible read unfulfilled prophecies, they understood them to be future and literal.
We expect, according to unfulfilled prophecies in the Book of Ezekiel, that a coalition of nations will invade Israel.
Those nations are listed by name; some by their ancient names, but others more clearly.
Two of the key nations listed are Russia and Turkey. You’d therefore expect those nations to become allies.
I read an article titled, Putin hosts Turkey’s leader to discuss weapons deal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Turkish counterpart in Moscow on Monday, discussing how to coordinate their next moves in Syria and how to deepen business ties, including the sale of advanced Russian missiles to Turkey that has riled the United States.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Russia, his third this year, underlined the increasingly close cooperation between the two countries and Turkey’s readiness to defy the U.S.
I did an update last year about the Turkish prime minister and his plans to wipe-out Israel. One article said,
The man who fashions himself as the new sultan of a revived Ottoman Empire has big dreams, and one of them could well be to build an Islamic army against the state of Israel.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports it’s the brainchild of one of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s closest advisors, and it looks like a blueprint for an Islamic military action against Israel.
The plan calls on the Muslim nations to unite in a joint military operation against Israel.
Russia… Turkey… Nations in an alliance to wipe Israel off the map… As futurists, we expect it.
As believers, we expect that Jesus could return at any moment.
Jesus promised He’d return to rapture His church – which entails the resurrection of the dead in Christ of the Church Age, then the translation from earth to Heaven of all living believers.
It is presented in the Bible as an imminent (any-moment) event.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, get ready, stay ready, and keep looking up. Ready or not, Jesus is coming!