L. A. Marzulli
I spoke yesterday at the Prophecy Conference at the 412 Church in San Jacinto. Gary Stearman, and Bill Salus spoke in the morning and their presentations were electrifying!
The common thread that connects all of us, and was the centrality of the conference, is of course, the prophecy that is found throughout the pages of the Bible. Too many factions of the church have chosen to ignore prophecy and yet we know that almost a third of the Bible contains prophetic texts, many of which concern the time in which we are living today.
There are many prophecies concerning the birth and death of Jesus. I believe all of those were fulfilled thousands of years ago. However, there are other prophecies, like Isaiah 17, which points to the destruction of Damascus, Syria, which have not been fulfilled.
Then there’s the Ezekiel 38 & 39 prophetic texts which discuss a coalition of countries, most notably Magog, which is Russia, and Persia, which is Iran. These two countries, along with others listed in the Ezekiel prophecy, go up against Israel, in the later days! (if you haven’t read these chapters perhaps it would be good to do so now!) With Putin threatening to invade the Ukraine one begins to wonder if this might be a prelude to the Ezekiel 38 scenario! Bill and Gary discussed these prophetic texts during their presentations and then addressed them again during the question and answer period.
I believe we are seeing the signs that Jesus warned us would take place before His return. Specifically, wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilence and earthquakes in diverse places. We are seeing signs in the heavens, and we are also observing the rise of the occult and the supernatural manifesting in ways that I’ve never seen before.
In closing todays Bun: Only the God of the Bible can call out the end before the beginning! Only He knows what lies ahead. He has told us what will happen ahead of time so that we need not live in fear for: when we see these things look up because our redemption is coming! He is coming soon! Maranatha!