Bible Prophecy in the News – Nathan Jones pt 2
For a quick background, let me set the scent for you. Recently, the President of the United States ordered additional troops to Saudi Arabia and a few other nations in the Middle East. He did this in an effort to protect those nations from any type of attacks by Iran, most recently was the attack on the oil fields in Saudi Arabia, crippling the world’s supply of oil.
Iran denies all allegations concerning the attack on the Saudi oil fields. Yemen rebels have claimed responsibility, but US officials have determined the nation of Iran is responsible.
With all of this happening right now, I reached out and invited Nathan Jones to come back on the program today. Nathan is the web minister of Lamb and Lion Ministries and the co-host of the “Christ in Prophecy” television program. Nathan has been on our program before and if you missed his last interview, you can go back to our archives and listen to episode number 549 and 550. We had a great conversation and I do not want to take the time to rehash things we talked about there. So take the time to go back and listen to those episodes separate from today’s interview.
If prior, and we see the coalition forming from Ezekiel 38 now, that means the Psalm 83 war must be very, very soon. Correct?
Now, politicians around the world deny fighting wars in the name of oil. But it has been going on for most of the 20thand into the 21stcentury. I remember reading that Germany had paid the Arabs, mainly in Turkey, if I’m not mistaken, to build oil pipelines from the Middle East to Germany. That would supply them with the oil they needed. When Germany and, basically, the world went to war, they needed oil. Turkish leaders, wanting to keep the money rolling in, sided with Germany. Hence the desert wars started and spread to northern Africa as well. When Germany lost, that is when Great Britain and the Allies took control of the region. Which then resulted in the nation of Israel being born again in May of 1948. But, basically, it was a war over oil.
Saudi Arabia garnered world wide favor, as did other Arab nations, when vast amounts of oil was discovered in their territories. This resulted in the extreme wealth of the elite in those nations.
When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait for their oil fields and their port, President George HW Bush took swift action in putting together the coalition of forces to drive them out. IT was war over oil.
Nathan, do you think these recent actions involving Iran are the Iranian reactions to the massive sanctions the United States and our Allies around the world have imposed on them? Basically driving them into taking desperate actions? They are unable to export their oil and therefore, are going broke, correct?
I know the hardcore Islamists would never allow worship of anyone other than Allah. So for these things to take place, Islam must already be defeated, correct?
And scripture says “Damascus” will be laid in ruin – which has never happened until this day and time with the civil war in Syria, correct?
I seen an article on Bloomburg News, where they reported that “Iran, Russian and China are now planning on a naval drill in the north Indian Ocean and Sea of Oman. All in response the United States sending troops to the Middle East. These will be the FIRST Joint Exercises ever held by those three nations.” I mean, here we go, right? Isn’t this exactly what the Bible predicted would happen?
Nathan, is the American church, well for that matter, “THE CHURCH” at large, that spiritually blind that they are unable to see the handwriting on the wall, so to speak?
I’m sure you are aware of the political stalemate that has happened in the Israeli elections. How is that going to impact the geo-political scene in Israel in respect to the stability (or rather, “instability”) of the region?
He is not just going to show up and say, “Hey, I’m the anti-Christ.” How will people who are on this earth (and I’m praying to be in the first boatload out that is called the Rapture), but how will anyone recognize him for who he is? How will he use these situations to come on the scene to bring a “sense of relief” to all of the turmoil?
So, based upon current events, some of which we just discussed, and comparing them to what the Bible is predicting, what does the future look like for the Middle East and, I guess we could say, the rest of the world as well?
I know there are many people and organizations playing games with the current situations we are talking about. Many of them selling their “prepper” items so you can be prepared for Armageddon and all of this other stuff. But there is ONE THING that every person really, truly needs to do in order to prepare for the coming trouble on the horizon.
Ok, Nathan, I’m going to pitch you a big fat softball question here. What do you recommend every person do, right now and personally, to prepare for the things we have been discussing today?
We make light of it…but it is not really a laughing matter. We are talking about someone’s ETERNAL destiny. People just cannot comprehend what eternity truly means. Our little life span on this earth means nothing when compared to all of eternity. But yet, all of eternity is determined by, truly, one decision we make in this lifetime.
Nathan, think about just the history of this nation. Beginning when Columbus first discovered the New World just a little over 500 years ago. That seems like a long time. But if you take into consideration, let’s say, the Hebrews being enslaved in Egypt, and I suppose if you took it from when Joseph brought his father and brothers to live with him in Egypt, that totaled up was about the same length of time.
We look at 500 years as a long time, but in the Bible it is one story! Or two stories combined over a few different books. But the point being, what we consider a long time, the Bible tells as a brief blip on the timeline of mankind!
Nathan, we are about out of time. If someone wanted to to get in touch with you, to ask you a question, get some information on all the things we discussed today, how can they do that? How can they get in touch with you?
I’ll but links to all of this in the show notes below. And Nathan, I am going to include a link to your book, “12 Faith Journey’s of the Minor Prophets.” I just have to tell you again how much I enjoyed that book.
And, while I’m at it, I’m also going to put a link to Dr. Reagan’s recent book, “God’s Prophetic Voices to America” in the show notes as well. And folks, you can also order those books directly through the Christ in Prophecy website.
Nathan, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with today talk about Bible Prophecy being played out in the news, right in front of our eyes. I appreciate it, brother!
Folks, that is all the time we have for today. I want to encourage you to go the Lamb and Lion Ministries website, which is the television program name so it is easier to remember. Just go to www.CHRISTINPROPHECY.org There is so much useful information on that website. You can read articles. You can watch videos. You can purchase books and products. And you can ask questions through the website and Nathan will probably be the one who answers you! Praise God!
For Nathan Jones and myself, this is Pastor Bob reminding you to BE BLESSED IN ALL THAT YOU DO!