TV INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN CLARKSON: THE NEXT GREAT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST — MAY 13, 2016
It was just published on the Prophecy in the News website and on YouTube: A 28-minute interview of myself with Kevin Clarkson. We covered many issues related to what has been happening in the Middle East, why it is such a mess, why did ISIS become a great challenge for the region and more broadly, for Turkey, Russia, Iran, and the U.S. The interview focuses on my recent book, THE NEXT GREAT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Russia Prepared to Fulfill the Prophecy of Gog and Magog. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE CURRENT PITN SHOW.
In the second part of the interview, we talk about the prospects for war between Russia and the United States, why passages in the scripture seem to indicate the that could happen (Jeremiah 50-51 discusses the daughter of Babylon being destroyed by a collection of nations “from the north”), why the United States may be the land of unwalled villages as discussed in Ezekiel 38:10-13, and what the “great spoil” is that Gog may be seeking by attacking the United States concurrently (or just prior) to its confederating many Islamic nations against Israel.
The interview is “Part 2” of a discussion that Kevin and I had back in December, 2015 just as the book was being finished. Of course today, the book THE NEXT GREAT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST, has been in the top ten books in Theology and Eschatology beginning in March and been as high as number 1 in the rankings. IT IS ON SALE THIS WEEK AT AMAZON IN PAPERBACK FOR ONLY $14.96 ($3 off the retail price).
I take up and cover material that challenges whether Psalm 83 is a yet future war or has in fact been underway throughout time (since Asaph wrote it 3,000 years ago) and especially since Israel became a nation again just 68 years ago on May 14, 1948.
The book’s thesis: Gog/Magog – the war described in Ezekiel 38-39 and is the next great war in the Middle East. And it is important to assert that it is imminent. In fact, in chapter 10 I discuss why the rapture of the church may happen right at the outset of this conflagration. That’s why the rapture may happen at the beginning of this war and the rapture remains IMMINENT — IT COULD HAPPEN AT ANY TIME NOW.
The Candidate Wars that could be The Next Great War
There are really two other “alternatives” for the next great war. One is the conflated wars of Gog/Magog and the War of Armageddon. The Islamic Antichrist theory (IAT) argues this. IAT proponents contend there is only one next great war — that is the Gog/Magog aka Armageddon aka The Battle for Jerusalem. They are one and the same. The IAT dismisses the Psalm 83 theory (as do I but less harshly than IAT advocates) but it nonetheless conflates all the final wars of the last days into a single conflict, which I argue is not scriptural (it certainly challenges the conventional view that there is some time lag between the wars of the last days) and I believe it is geopolitically naive, despite the rise in prominence of Turkey and its dictator president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
So it is in this book where I begin evaluating whether IAT is a theory that holds water in light of all of Bible prophecy and the geopolitical realities of today. This analysis continues in depth in my very latest book, MISTAKEN IDENTITY: THE CASE AGAINST THE ISLAMIC ANTICHRIST. That books will be discussed by Kevin Clarkson and I in next week’s Prophecy in the News program. I will post the availability of that program as well, so stay tuned! By the way, PROPHECY IN THE NEWS IF OFFERING THE TWO BOOKS AS A BUNDLE FOR $29.95. I encourage you to check that offer out if you are interested in obtaining both books and helping out the ministry founded by J.R. Church and continuing under the leadership of Linda Church. Note the telephone number identified in the TV Interview for PITN that you call to purchase the bundle. At this moment as this post goes live, the bundle is not yet up on the PITN bookstore. Operators there will be glad to help you order the bundle, however, so don’t hesitate to call.
If you want the books electronically (digital download), they are available on Kindle for $8.49 (Next Great War) and $6.99 (Mistaken Identity). They are also available on iBooks, Nook, and LuLu but may be a few cents higher on those sites. Remember, I include lots of photographs in my books to keep the reader locked into the storytelling, and the eBooks have color photographs (in most every instance).
Why is the Islamic Antichrist Theory Growing Weaker Now?
Getting back to the Interview and the content in the book: You might be aware that the IAT has been around now for over ten years and the geopolitical situation today is very different now than it was then when the theory first begin to “catch on”. Originally, IAT argued that Turkey was the King of the North and Egypt the King of the South(Daniel 11). Turkey would move through Israel, then conquer Egypt, and then return back to Israel. Of course, that scenario looks highly unlikely today. Not to mention Turkey and Iran “burying the hatchet” (Sunni vs. Shia). And of course, there is Russia. 10 years ago it made sense to look for a different “GOG” because Russia was our new best friend. That is no longer true. Russia has once again become a primary (really THE primary) opposition to the globalist plan of the New World Order sponsored so blatantly by the last several American administrations, spurred on by Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Could America be the daughter of Babylon? Be mindful that it is the U.S. that drives the move toward world government; it is the U.S. that has the biggest military in the world (spending as much on defense as all the rest of the world combined); and it is the U.S. combined with the U.K. that dominates the world’s economy. Who is Mystery Babylon? What city is it that if destroyed would cause all the merchants of the world to weep? It is now Mecca as the IAT theorists hold. But New York City, that has 40% of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and that undergirds the economic colossus that is the U.S., could be that city. Be sure to read THE FINAL BABYLON if you have any questions about whether America qualifies to be that “last incarnation” of Mystery Babylon.
Who is America’s Biggest Threat – the Existential Threat that Could Wipe us Out?
The big question is “Who is America’s biggest threat? Russia? Turkey? or the Globalists who control what happens in the United States? ISIS, Iran, and the radical sects in Saudi Arabia (Wahhabism), Al Qaeda — the list goes on and on. They pose threats of terror across the Western world, but don’t amount to an existential threat. And yet, as is customary, Americans that study Bible prophecy are always apt to associate the Antichrist with the most obvious enemy of the state. It has been Islam for the past decade and that plays no small part in why the Islamic Antichrist theory caught hold. But does it obscure the rest threat of Russia conducting a first strike against the U.S.? Does it blur the fact that America may be on the cusp of judgment for its many sins? Does it cloak the reality that it is the U.S. that is longstanding catalyst for a one world government; a drive toward this beginning with the League of Nations after World War One, continuing with the implementation of the United Nations after World War Two, and today moving toward a consolidation of political, military, and economic power by the Anglo-American “economic axis” supported by the commodity of oil and the prominence of Saudi Arabia in OPEC?
We cover these things in the interview. Additionally, I encourage you to consider purchasing THE NEXT GREAT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST: RUSSIA PREPARES TO FULFILL THE PROPHECY OF GOG AND MAGOG so you can study what may happen in the months ahead and why such a great threat of a Russian first strike on the U.S. exists especially over the next 2-3 years. All my books, including IS RUSSIA DESTINED TO NUKE THE U.S.? and THE FINAL BABYLON are available in either paperback or eBook formats. Visit my AUTHOR PAGE ON AMAZON to check them out.
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