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Will the church that went up in the Rapture be with Christ in the thousand-year reign?

Gilberto Padilla

Springfield, MA.

RVI: Well, let me just sat that he mentioned the 1,000-year reign of Christ. Somebody that agrees with that 100% WAS Nostradamus, a great Bible student.

He said that there would be peace for 1,000 years. He went on to predict that there would be a golden age for 1,000 years and it would be peaceful and beautiful. How do you feel about that 1,000 year reign of Christ, Jack?

JVI: First of all, to answer the question, we are caught up in the Rapture Revelation 4:1, when you hear the words, Come up hither. We go up in the twinkling of an eye, I Corinthians 15:52. Now, after the Rapture of Revelation 4:1, the saints who are raptured are singing in chapter 5, verses 9 and 10 about the return of the Lord when He comes as the King of kings and Lord of lords, Revelation 19:16. For 1,000 years, Revelation 20:4.

Now, I know that Nostradamus was a great Bible student because as I follow his teaching, they usually go in with the Word of God. It wasn't just some magic thing that happened to him. And by the way, he did say that right after a war with Hitler, this Messiah will come for the 1,000 years. So we are in that age right now and Jesus is about to return to set up His kingdom on earth. Yes, the church will be here having returned with Jesus.

Can Christians go along and partake of worldly trends?

Mr. & Mrs. Kik

RVI: Let's look at what they are talking about here. Bare naked ladies. Three famous super-star actresses are including nudity in their up and coming films. In the Detroit News and Free Press “An R-Rated Homecoming Prompts a Cultural Clash: Provocative dresses and bump and grind dancing pit parents against students.”

In the day and age in which we are living it is hard for young people and older people alike to sift it all out. Help us out, Jack.

JVI: First of all, Jesus said in Matthew 5:28, “Whosoever looks on a woman and lusts after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart” and when one is nude, it’s easy for that man to commit mental adultery like Jimmy Carter said a few years ago when he was President. But let’s go on a little further. That’s why the Bible says in I Timothy 2:9 that woman are to adorn themselves in modest apparel. Now in Mark chapter five, we have the story of the demoniac who was possessed with evil spirits, verse 8. In verses 9-14, the Lord Jesus is casting the evil spirits out of this man and when the exorcism is occurred, verse 15 says he is sitting clothed and in his right man. I think maybe you may find out what is behind a lot of this nudity.

And the high school dances are sexually provocative as they rock and roll and grind their bodies against one another. Is it for the Christian? No! Abstain from fleshly lusts which war against your soul, I Peter 2:11 and Romans 12:2 says be not conformed to this world and its standards, but be ye transformed [about face] for Jesus Christ.

RVI: Well Jack, you have talked about nudity and our original question of the week is can we go along with worldly trends? Define worldly trends for us, Jack.

JVI: Rexella, the churches have no standards anymore. It is no longer that the church is in the world, but the world is in the church and they want to see how close they can live like the world lives. You can't get away with it. What is worldliness? I John 2:15-17, “Love not world and neither the things that are in the world. If the man love the world the love of God is not in him. For all that’s in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world and the world passeth away and the lusts thereof, again – the world passes away and the lusts thereof, but, he that doeth the will of God, he will live forever.” Do you have a real experience with Christ, you better check yourself out.

RVI: One more thing that we can address as far as worldliness. How about the profanity and on television especially, Jack .

JVI: The commandment, Exodus 20 verse seven, thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain for God will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain and Jesus said in Matthew 12:36, Every idle word that men shall speak they shall give an account in the day of judgment. You will not get away with it forever. And all of the filthy garbage and talk on television and the movies, we need a Holy Ghost revival in this nation.

What is the origin of war?

Dan Vergano

USA Today

James 4, verses 1 and 2, “From whence come wars and fightings among you, come they not hence even of your lusts that war in your members”, in your bodies? Isn't that what it's all about?

Saddam Hussein, first of all, had power, prestige and possessions. He had control over the nation and prestige; he had his statues and pictures from coast to coast in his land.

Possessions, he has $3 billion stashed in the banks of Syria even to this moment.

Arafat – the same thing, he has $1 billion put away in bank accounts.

I'll tell you, these dictators take over for those three reasons and that's what war is all about, according to the Word of God.

I am a fan of the show. The reason I'm contacting you is to see if you will comment on Mel Gibson's new movie “The Passion”. It seems that the powers that be do not want the public to see this fantastic movie. I would appreciate your view

Daniel Reagan

RVI: Thank you so very much, Dan. You know, I have to say personally before Jack takes over here to answer your question, and to give his view on it, I thank God that Mel Gibson has been led of the Lord to make such a movie.

JVI: Oh, Rexella, Mike Ilitch Jr., who we led to the Lord a number of years ago, called us and said can you come and see this Mel Gibson movie. We're going to preview it. The media people are going to be here from many different backgrounds and sources. We went and it’s a masterpiece and I will tell you right now, this is nonsense when they say it is anti-Semitic. It may be anti-Roman Empire because they are the brutal ones, but not the Jews. And by the way, why blame anything on the Jews? The Catholic statement Nostra Atatte said they were not the Christ killers. Listen, Christ was foreordained before the foundation of the world, I Peter 1:20. He was the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, Revelation 13:8, and when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, Galatians 4:4, and God spared not His Son, Romans 8:32. Don't blame it on the Jews. You and I couldn’t get to heaven if Christ had not come, sent by His Father, to die for our sins.

No matter how we might try, Mel Gibson or anyone, I admire him trying and I appreciate it and I pray a lot of people will see that movie, yet we could never fully put on the screen the love of God and what Christ went through for you and for me and for the world. I can never understand it, but I do accept it.

You can't really begin to understand it until you study Isaiah 53, “Who hath believed our report, to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed for he shall grow up before us as a tender plant and as a root out of dry ground [virgin birth]. He is despised and rejected of men a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid as it were our faces from him. He was despised and we esteemed him not -why? Surely he hath born our grief and carried our sorrow, yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions: he was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed.” Trust in this Jesus for the blessing.

RVI: And Jack, I think the world in general is just a bit confused about how they can know for sure that when they die they will go to heaven. That word “Gospel” is a small word but means so much. It means the Good News of salvation – the Gospel. But I thing most people, Jack, in the world really are a little bit confused at what the Gospel means. Explain it to us.

JVI: If one sticks by this book, there is no misunderstanding. Paul said to the Corinthians in I Corinthians 15:1. I declare unto the gospel of good news, what is it – verse 3 and 4. How that Christ died, and buried and rose again the third day according to the scriptures, death, burial and resurrection. And now, if he had just died, that's not enough.

He could have died of strangulation or heart attack and that would not save anyone because it’s the blood that makes an atonement for the soul. Leviticus 17:11 without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins, Hebrews 9:22. So we have redemption and salvation through his blood, Ephesians 1:7. And I love I John 1:7, the blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son cleanses us from all sins. I don't care what you’ve done and how often you have done it, how hideous it appears in your own eyes, you can be cleansed today.

But there is more. After He died he was buried, but the other part of the Gospel is that He rose again. The resurrection is the Father saying I am satisfied in the sacrifice of My Son for your sins. That’s why Romans 4:25 says he was delivered for our offenses at the cross.

And he was raised again because of our justification. The word “for” is in error, it is “because” meaning that God was satisfied so He raised His Son from the dead to say to all of us, I accept My Son's sacrifice on your behalf. If you don't believe in the resurrection, you don't believe in the Gospel. It contains death, burial and resurrection and Paul said in Galatians 1:8, though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than that which we preached unto you, let him be accursed. Its death, burial and resurrection. Remember that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, II Timothy 2:8 and if you don't believe it, Romans 10:9, I feel sorry for you. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thine heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. If you don't believe that, you will not see God.

Do you think King Juan Carlos of Spain will ultimately become the Antichrist?

Keith Noble

Sebring, Ohio

RVI: Friends, the reason that this is such an important question in the light of the headlines you're going to see coming right now is that antichrist is going to set up a peace contract in the Middle East. I want you to look at what's going on in the Middle East right now.

First of all, from USA TodayBush trying to keep up Middle East momentum.” And from The Jerusalem PostRoad Map pace frustrated Palestinians.” Then this from The ReporterSooner or later, Sharon will be voted down over Road Map, says Likud Minister Uzi Landau.” Again, from The Jerusalem PostThe Rabbis say Road Map is against the Torah.”

Do you see all these things happening to prevent this peace?

Then we have this from The Christian Science MonitorBehind the widening U.S. Arab clash, U.S. stature in the Middle East is eroding, resulting in increasing open attacks against American targets .” And from Fox News Sharon says Israel will strike at enemies and the President agrees .” Then from USA Today U.S. warns Syria, next step is uncertain .” And again from The Christian Science Monitor Israel widens its war on terror .”

They put up so many walls, a web of walls around them. Now, Jack, our original question, do you think Juan Carlos will be the antichrist coming out of the E. U.? We know the antichrist will come out of the E. U. What do you think?

JVI: I just had a question the other day asking, will Romano Prodi of Italy be this world dictator? And this question today was will it be Juan Carlos? Well, Romano Prodi was promoted by Hal Lindsey and Juan Carlos by Charles Taylor. I personally feel free to say that we will not know until after the rapture who it is. So we believers will be gone at that time because of the “come up hither”.

Why do i say that? Because in 2 Thessalonians 2:7, it says, the mystery of iniquity only he who now hinders as antichrist from coming to power will continue to hinder until he's removed, taken out of the way, the Rapture, and then shall that wicked one be revealed. If I had to make a choice, I would stick with Juan Carlos because the Bible speaks about this ten-nation federation and that occurred when Greece became number ten in 1981 and that's found in Daniel chapter 7, verses 7 and 20. And then in Revelation 12:3, 13:1, Revelation 17:3,7,12, and 16, no doubt about it, it's here. However, the Bible says it would grow to 13, but number 11, Daniel 7, verses 8 and 24, would play a big part in all of this and number 11 to join the European Union in 1986 was Spain. So keep your eyes open on Spain.

This leader, whoever he is, will come and out of the European Union, Daniel 9:26, and confirm a covenant of peace for seven years, in Daniel 9:27. And the world is going to rejoice saying “It's here! Peace, peace! Peace! Isn't it wonderful?” Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 11, but it will be the covenant of death and hell. Isaiah 28:15. Why? It's going to lead to the bloodiest battle in the history of the world. After 42 months, the peace contract has been sabotaged and broken, Daniel 9:27, and the Bible says in Daniel 11:40 to 45, that the armies are going to be coming from the North, South, East and West. The North, that's Russia, Ezekiel 38, verses 1 and 2. Gog, Magog, Tubal, Meshach and Rosh, all come from the North, Ezekiel 38:15 against Israel.

Then there is the king of the South, that's Egypt who heads up an Arab federation found in Ezekiel 38, verses 5 to 7, Isaiah 17:1, there is that Syria you saw in the headlines. Finally, Psalm chapter 8, verses 4 to 7: this includes almost all the Arab nations for what reason? Let us cast off the name of Israel from the earth so that their name be no more and remembered, Psalm 83:3. Then the kings, plural, of the East, Revelation 16:12, Oriental armies are coming, the greatest army in the history of the world. And because of that battle, not Russia, but the second invasion, China, it's the bloodiest battle in history, Revelation 9:18 says by these three was a third part killed by the fire, smoke and brimstone.

Finally, all nations come against Jerusalem and that includes Tarsus and her young lions, that's where we Americans fit into the picture because Tarsus and her lions happens to be Britain and all the English-speaking people of the nations and then there is the king of the west and that's the European union. He'll have a mighty army there as we see from Psalm 2, verses 1 to 6 and Revelation 19, verse 19. So all the world is at war – there has been three different invasions and now the Lord Jesus Christ comes back to deliver his people. You see, they have just taken Jerusalem back from the Jews, Zechariah 14:2. That's why we know it's in our days. The Jews didn't have Jerusalem for 2554 years, 'til 1967. They take it back, Christ comes back, sets His foot on the Mount of Olives in Zechariah 14:14, and then peace, Revelation 11:18. They shall learn war no more, Isaiah 2:4.

What is going on in the Catholic Church?

Franklin Jones

RVI: Thank you Franklin, and let's find out what is going on. First of all, from The Detroit NewsCelebrating 25 Years” The Catholics prepare for John Paul II 25th anniversary amidst concerns for his health. Cardinal Ratzinger told the German Weekly Bunte that Pope John Paul II is in bad shape. And the Pope's poor health raises concern of who will be the next Pope. And this from The Associated PressWho's Next? Ailing Pope Appoints 31 Cardinals “.

Well, I think that may be a record of appointing Cardinals. So many Cardinals at the same time. Why do you think the Pope has done this and what is going on in the Catholic Church?

JVI: I read all of the Pope's sermons in L’Osservatore Romano and I want to say he's a man of God because he believes in the Virgin Birth, Matthew 1:23, believes Christ is God, Romans 9:5, believes that Christ is the only way who died for us on the cross, I Corinthians 15:3, that He rose again from the dead bodily, II Timothy 2:8, and He is Coming again. Concerning Christ's return. There shall arise a spark out of Poland who will be a Pope and when we have the Polish Pope, it will be time for Christ's return. I believe it is near. But go further. It was in 1139 when the Archbishop of Ireland St. Malachi said and God showed him this and he has been right to this hour after all these centuries, there will only be 110 popes. Pope John Paul II is 108. There will be two more. And he said the final one will defect from the Christian faith. I didn't say that. The Catholics have said it themselves.

And the Pope knows that the second secret of Fatima is that there will be great apostasy concerning that Christ is God and he knows this and he immediately elected 31 cardinals for a total of 190. Of this 190, only 5 of them are liberals from the other side. He has the promise of one more conservative Pope who preaches the truth like he does and then finally Peter Romano, the defector. That's what is going on.

All of this means that Jesus will soon return.

Is Israel fulfilling modern prophecy?

Thomas Ice

RVI: Thomas Ice is the Executive Director of the Pre-Trib Research Center, and he wrote an article asking the question Is Israel Fulfilling Modern Prophecy? and in this article he says:

I believe that modern Israel is a Divine work and is in the process of fulfilling Bible prophecy. I believe that Israel, as she is constituted today, is a work of God in progress which will lead to her national conversion, the Second Coming of Christ, and His Millennial reign.

There are three things there and I'm going to break them down. Jack, do you agree that it will lead to a national conversion?

JVI: Yes, because I believe this Book and Romans 11:26 says “all Israel shall be saved, for there shall come out of Zion, a deliverer who shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob” and Jacob is Israel – II Kings 17:34.

RVI: The second part to that, will it lead to the Second Coming of Christ?

JVI: Oh yes. This is Old Testament now, Psalm 2:6 says “…I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion” (Jerusalem). And Zechariah 14:4 tells us that His feet will touch the Mount of Olives, when He comes to rule and reign.

RVI: How about that 1,000 years called the Millennial Reign?

JVI: I love again the statement of the ancient Rabbi Hagaon who said the war of Gog and Magog, Ezekiel 38 and 39 which is Russia, precedes the coming of Messiah to dwell on the earth. It's here. And that's why Isaiah 59:20 says that the redeemer shall come to Jerusalem and Zechariah 2:10 says “Rejoice, O daughters of Jerusalem, for Lo I will come and dwell in the midst of you.” It's all happening.

RVI: So in other words, you totally agree with the three things we just talked about, right?

JVI: No doubt about it. In fact, when I answered the first question, about all Israel being saved, (Romans 11:26) I failed to say that it’s going to be Jewish Evangelists who are going to bring this message of great Salvation to their own people plus the entire world.

Has Islam been betrayed by its fundamentalist leaders?

Toronto Globe and Mail

RVI: Take a look at these headlines along that line. First of all, from The Toronto Globe & Mail “The Two Faces of Islam: Islam Betrayed”. Then these following two from BBC News “Iranians Protest against Muslim Clerics and Islamic Regime”, and “Grand Sheik of Sunni Islam Condemns Suicide Attacks as Enemy of Islam”. Then this from The London Daily Telegraph “Suicide Bombings are against Islam, says leading Iranian Cleric”. Then from The Associated Press “Saudi Clerics Condemn Violence by Militants”. And finally from ABC/Reuters Indonesia's President Denounces Muslim Militant Dogma”.

Friends, murder in any religion is wrong. Jesus said we are to follow Him. Pray for those who offend you and for those who hurt you and love your enemies. Well, now these clerics are speaking up against Osama Bin Laden and the militants and saying, we shouldn't be killing. Jack, they're speaking up finally.

JVI: Oh, Rexella, I received a book from a Doctor friend of mine written by a man they call the greatest theologian, the greatest scholar in Islam today — Sheik Muhammed Hisham Kabbani. He is the Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America. He has many titles. He has spoken for many organizations.

We have six pages of things this man has done speaking in the Muslim nations, speaking about love, speaking against the terrorists and their movement, and he wrote a book “The Approach of Armageddon?” and it is powerful and I read from it two weeks ago, but just one statement. Today I'm going to read a few more. Listen to this:

On page 113, 1400 years ago, the prophet described these ignorant leaders who would be asked about something that would give a wrong verdict. They are misguided and they misguide others and when the door of misguidance is opened, Satan comes in and what ensues is a disaster for the entire Muslim movement.

Oh, that is something.

Page 115 he says: when they get into their mosques and they start this kind of talk, have nothing to do with them.

Page 225: do you know that they believe in the virgin birth of

Jesus Christ and honor Mary? That they believe Jesus is one of their prophets who was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven and that they believe He's coming again to destroy the antichrist during the tribulation hour? And that he will set up a kingdom of peace on the earth? Listen to this, the antichrist is a man. The prophet was informing us that in the last days, there would be someone who would deceive all of humanity.

Page 228: Allah, I seek refuge in you from the tribulation of the antichrist.

Then over to page 231: This is exciting: Jews are waiting for the Messiah. Christians are waiting for Jesus, and Muslims are waiting for both the Makdi and Jesus, all religions have described them as men coming to save the world.

Page 237: the return of Jesus Christ to earth from heaven is mentioned in many writings of the prophet Mohammed.

In conclusion, page 240, oh, man this is exciting — Jesus will rule for 40 years and the earth will be full of peace and happiness.

You know, that's more than some Protestant denominations believe. They say there will be no Millennium. Here are Muslims saying that Christ will rule on earth.

There will be peace and happiness, but they only extend it for forty years where in Revelation it's for 1,000 years. Thank you, doctor, for sending me this book as a gift. It has ministered to my heart.

Now, hear me. We're to love one another. By this shall all men know you're my disciples because you have love one for another, John 13:35. From the lips of Jesus. And then 1 Corinthians 13:13, says now abideth faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love. If you hate in any religion, 1 John 3:15, says, whosoever hates his brother is a murderer and no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

If only they added two more points: that Christ was God, the second member of the Trinity, and died for sinners they would be closer to what we believe.

I heard about Digital Angel in California. Could this have something to do with chip implants? I remember you mentioned it on one of your shows. Is there anything else on this?

Wanda Kiersted

RVI: Let's get an update here, Wanda. In US News and World Report, Careful, Your Phone is Watching You Locator technology may save your lives, but it also threatens your privacy. Take a look at this from Tracking Chips Launches in Mexico They've taken our technology and they're using it down there. The microchips are about the size of a grain of rice. They put it in the arm or the hip down there, Jack. Will this grow world wide?

JVI: Very definitely. Now, when the European Union comes to power and uses it, it will be after the global leader is in power for 42 months, so we still have time, but right now Digital Angel is infiltrating Mexico, South America, the European Union will use it, perhaps very soon, and it will become global, Revelation 13:15 to 18. Let me say presently there are other things.

They've got 40,000,000 surveillance cameras now watching people and it's going to move to 300 million the next couple of years. We know that the national science foundation of the USA has taken the four major locations of computers and surveillance and melded them into one that can now produce 13 trillion, 600 billion calculations per second and Stephen Hawkings, the great physicist of England says these computers will become life. They will create themselves, operate themselves, and speak any and every language in the world. I'll tell you, it's very, very near. These are all signs that point to the coming of Christ to this earth to set up his kingdom. That's how near it all is.

Does Dr. Van Impe proclaim a doomsday, end-of-the-world Theology?

RVI: Now this question, along with the rest of this, comes from four young men: Barry Bollinger, Terry Brown, Don E. Hawkins, and Angelo Angelo. They contacted MSNBC pointing out the reporter’s error about Dr. Van Impe's Theology saying, “He is not an apocalyptic doomsday, end-of-the-world Bible thumper, but one who for an entire lifetime has proclaimed that it is a never-ending world.” One of these young men said, “I enjoy watching Dr. Van Impe. He is not an apocalyptic proclaiming a doomsday message but instead he states from the Bible that the world will never end. I don't see that as “apocalyptic” but what do I know? I am not an enlightened journalist.”

Young man, thank you so much for that wonderful question and for writing to the reporters. I think it is good sometimes to write these companies.

JVI: Yes, I have asked my people several times, please, when you hear these false errors proclaimed about me, call the station. For the first time four young men did. Thank you, thank you. I don't believe the world is ever going to end. For it is a world without end. Isaiah 45:17, and Ephesians 3:21. The earth abides forever. How long is “forever”? It is forever. Now isn't that plain and simple? Psalm 104:5. It shall never, never be removed. How long is never. It is never. I wish some of you reporters would get it straight and report it correctly. Study it and do the research and know what you are talking about. Jesus said the meek shall inherit what? The earth – not heaven, he is setting up his kingdom on earth for 1,000 years. Then Psalm 37:29 said the meek inherits the earth forever and forever. Inherit what? The earth, because this earth is never going to end.

Thank God for the truths of the Word of God.

Dear Dr. Jack and Rexella, please answer this minister’s article. He has a weekly column.

Roy Holbert

RVI: Actually there are two men who write this column, Understanding What We Read, Harvey Davis and Steve Ryan.

In this article they say the devil didn’t make me do it. You’ve heard that before—the devil made me do it—they say no way. And they actually refer to Proverbs 6:16-18 and name some things.

I'm going to go back and forth with Jack and see, if the devil made me do it.

JVI: They say that there is no Satan to do it. It's our own minds. Let's hear what this Book says–not what two ministers who don't know what the Book teaches say.

RVI: First thing, a proud look.

JVI: I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven, Luke 10:18. Why? Pride, I Timothy 3:6.

RVI: A lying tongue.

JVI: He's a liar and the father of liars, John 8:44.

RVI: Hands that shed innocent blood.

JVI: He was a murderer from the beginning, John 8:44, and that's because Cain killed Abel.

RVI: A heart that devises wicked imaginations.JVI: Peter said in Acts 5:3, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit?

RVI: Feet swift in running to mischief?

JVI: I Chronicles 21:1, Satan stood against Israel. That's why the Jews have always been hated, because of this old devil.

RVI: A false witness that speaks lies.

JVI: Satan incarnates the world dictator in Revelation 13:3, and because of it, 2 Thessalonians 2:9 says he speaks lying wonders.

RVI: The last one, he that sows discord among brethren.

JVI: Paul said in I Thessalonians 2:18, Satan. You get it? Satan hindered us. That had to do as well with the break-up of Paul and Barnabas, the greatest missionary team in history in Acts chapter 15, verse 39.

One guy says there is no devil. The other says Satan will be in heaven. What a mixed up mess today some of these men present because they don't know the book.

What will signal the beginning of the Tribulation hour, bombs?

Mrs. Gigliotte

RVI: : Let's take a look at headlines. It will update us on the road map to peace. First of all, from the International Herald Tribune “The truth behind the peace process”, and “Bush's Middle East chance?” Then this article by Herb Keinon “The Christian right is watching Bush on Israel. Then from an article by Yossi Beilin: “All road maps lead to Washington.” And by Gideon Samet: “Time to tighten the road map.” Then from Israel National News “Anti-road map demonstrations continue in the United States.” And from Ben Lynfield in the Christian Science Monitor “Suicide bombings jolt Middle East peace. Then Meg Borton reports: “Muslims lament Israel's existence.” And this from ABC News/Reuters “Palestinian militants threaten new attacks.” And this from Israel National News “Palestinian terrorists preparing for war during temporary cease fire in Israel.” And from “Thousands being recruited for Jihad.” And these two headlines from The Middle East Newsline “Hezbollah continues to shove Israeli towns from Lebanon” and “Hamas expected to deploy Kassam missiles to West Bank of Israel.” And these two from The Jerusalem Post “Israel prepared for mega terrorist attack” and “And Arafat calls upon children to become martyrs.” And finally from “Jerusalem touted as world's capital.” There is a very sticky point. Jerusalem, they've always been very protective of that city.

JVI: One man said concerning this road map to peace in the Middle East, we are rapidly descending into hell. He means it's going to be all out war in the future. What does the Bible teach concerning bombs?

Yes, there will be bomb, but that's why a leader arises out of the European Union, Revelation 13:1, and Daniel 9:26, and makes and confirms a peace contract for seven years in Daniel 9:27, and the whole world is happy.

But there is a problem. Why? Because Zechariah chapter 12, verses 2 and 3 says, Jerusalem shall be a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone. This will be the sticky point. That's what's going on right now. Finally they negotiate and they give in and the land is parted and Jerusalem is divided and God is angry because Jerusalem is His city. It's the city of the Great King, Matthew 5:35. Because they've done this, Joel 3:2, indicates that all out war will begin. All nations shall come against Jerusalem, Zechariah 14:2. And they take it from the Jews.

That's interesting because for 2553 years, the Jews didn't control Jerusalem, but since the Six-Day War, June 5 through 10, 1967, they do. So this is the hour in history and they take it from the Jews. Well, the Lord Jesus at that time returns, sets His foot upon the Mount of Olives in the front of Jerusalem, Zechariah 14:4, sets up His kingdom in Jerusalem, Luke 1:32 and 33, and from then on, it is the city of the Great King, Matthew 5:35, because the Redeemer has come to Jerusalem.

There it is, ladies and gentlemen. But what starts this whole thing? Bombs? No. A leader rising and confirming the peace. We call it the Antichrist and that is 2 Thessalonians 2:8.