Reading ➸ The Now Prophecies Author Bill Salus –

The Now Prophecies With the unsettling stories in the Middle East continually in the forefront of the news cycle, it seems that many of the events prophesied in the Bible are in the process of being fulfilled right before our eyes Over the years, I ve compared the many different interpretations of these prophecies with the Biblical record and frankly I ve not been totally satisfied with the results.Into this mix Bill Salus offers a new book entitled The Now Prophecies This book looks at some of the important prophecies related to the destruction of Damascus, the final Israeli Arab war, current events in Iran, and the decline of America In this book Mr Salus takes, what is to my knowledge, a unique approach to organizing these prophecies into a congruent interpretive framework Mr Salus framework is as follows 1 The NOW Prophecies2 The NEXT Prophecies3 The LAST PropheciesAccording to Mr Salus the NOW prophecies spans the period of time existing between the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel, which happened in 1948, and the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 38 and 39 prophecies which Mr Salus explains are the NEXT prophecies.I must admit to feeling a little bit lost while reading this book The NOW Prophecies is the first book I ve read by Mr Salus and it became apparent to me that I missed much of the necessary background information explained in his other books, Psalm 83, The Missing Prophecy Revealed and Israelstine The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East So if this is your first book by Mr Salus I d definitely recommend you first read his other books before you dig into this one.Admittedly, I have not reached an understanding of the subject with which I am completely comfortable This is the 2nd book I ve read recently discussing the Gog Magog prophecies of Ezekiel 38 39 occurring before the final tribulation Douglas Woodward s The Next Great War in the Middle East being the other book and I can t shake the thought that many of interpretational challenges that both authors raise might better be solve by seeing the events of Gog Magog as occurring after the millennial reign of Yeshua To be sure this is a minority opinion but this approach would allow us to take the burying of the wooden weapons of war at face value as well as the statement of Israel living in un walled villages Also it might explain why Gog Magog comes to take spoil, after all Jerusalem will be receiving tribute from all the nations of the world during the Millennium.In any case, even though I am not totally convinced by Mr Salus arguments presented in this book and I do have other disagreements I enjoyed reading it and seeing the subject through his eyes To be fair to Mr Salus I came into this discussion not totally understanding the complete context of his arguments for Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 39 so this deficit on my part I ll have to remedy by reading his other books before I am willing to make a definitive conclusion regarding his interpretations.In closing I will say that the final two chapters of this book are critically important for every Christian to read regardless of how you believe events in the Middle East will shake out in the coming days and years The time is NOW for Christian s to prepare to meet the coming Messiah. God S Word To Noah Was To Prepare NOW For A Worldwide Flood God S Word To Joseph Was To Prepare Pharaoh And Egypt NOW For Seven Years Of Famine God S Word To Jeremiah Was To Prepare The Jews NOW For Seventy Years Of Exile Into Babylon The Key Word In These Historical Examples Was NOW What Does God S Word Say For Us To Prepare For NOW What Are The Tough Decisions We Need To Make The NOW Prophecies Book Identifies The Biblical Prophecies That Were Written Centuries Ago For THIS GENERATION These Ancient Inscriptions Predict Powerful Events That Will Profoundly Affect Everyone This Book Makes It Easy To Understand How To Get Ready NOW For What To Expect In The Near Future This was my first experience with this amazing author Having studied prophecy for decades with Biblical scholars from Dr Dwight Pentecost, Dr Michael Heiser, Hal Lindsey and other powerful scholars who follow where both Old and New Testament prophets lead, giving their combined wisdom a beacon in the encroaching darkness This volume is written with a clarity and depth that is often difficult to find I found this book difficult to leave, and after reading, the profound insights it affords made his insights reverberate through my mind until I was able to resume the study of our world today and where it is headed in an increasing rush much like lemmings rushing to the cliffs Prophesy today jumps from the pages of our newspapers, but without the inspiration of Biblical prophets, those who discount the Bible are left in an existential malaise of hopelessness Regardless of one s religious beliefs or lack of, I would offer this book for consideration to ponder and see if it doesn t add an alternative to the global philosophy that offers no real hope in an increasingly dangerous world. If you have ever wondered if God has a plan for this crazy world, this book will lay out the facts for you Easy to read, captivating, faithful to Scripture, and a powerful testament to the Sovereignty of Almighty God He, alone, is Worthy of our trust and praise Don t pass up this opportunity to learn and better understand what is going on on this planet and who will be the Victor There is no peace, no safety, no love, no hope, aprt from Him I recommend this book. nothing i didn t already know I would prefer to discuss this with the author, but I m unable to find a means of contacting and communicating with him discreetly There is a tremendous amount of unsupportable assumption Quoting a portion of Is 49 23 he writes trouble on the sea it cannot be quiet A few lines later he writes This is not a colloquialism that tolerates a typological or allegorical explanation rather it demands a literal interpretation then he follows a few lines further on, to give an allegorical or symbolic interpretation to the phrase, saying that it represents missiles launched from the Mediterranean Sea, which happens to be where several Israeli owned Dolphin class nuclear submarines patrol This is literal, not allegorical This is the same poor interpretive method as Hal Lindsey s explanation of locusts in Rev 9, locusts being helicopter gunships, whereas in the same chapter, verse 11, it says and they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit , strongly implying that this is a spiritual invasion, and a representation of demons being released from hell The Holy Bible is its own best interpreter Read Isaiah 17 12 13, in which Isaiah talks about Damascus is eerily similar terms the multitudes of many people, which make noise like the noise of the seas, and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of many waters The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters Rev 17 15 explains this terminology explicitly The waters are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues Is it too much to say I don t know what the exact order of events might be OR Perhaps the application of the prophecies to various geo political entities MIGHT BE a small part of the same apocalyptic cataclysm involving a large number of national prophecies being fulfilled in the same period of time To substantiate that a large IDF military is the cause of deliverance in Ez 37 38, he quotes Ez 37 10, an exceeding great army Can t GOD the Father and Jesus Christ Himself be the miraculous cause of Deliverance in these chapters Go back and do a proper Biblical exegesis a LITERAL interpretation of who this is speaking of Verse 9 identifies PRECISELY LITERALLY who they are breath upon these SLAIN, that they may live again Whoever they are, they are not the Israeli IDF They were KILLED, and then are RAISED FROM THE DEAD This couldn t possibly be an army consisting of the MARTYRED and RESURRECTED saints of God from the Old and New Testament, now serving and coming back in the Armies of Heaven in Rev 19 14 at the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ Rev 9 14 is the ONLY army in BIBLICAL eschatology I know of, that FITS the definition of being SLAIN, and then RESURRECTED See Joel 2 1 11, esp v.11 Isn t this a possibly fitting scenario

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