Dr. Andy WoodsDr. Andy Woods became a Christian at the age of 16. He graduated with High Honors earning two Baccalaureate Degrees in Business Administration and Political Science (University of Redlands, CA.), and obtained a Juris Doctorate (Whittier Law School, CA), practiced law, taught Business and Law; In 1998, he began taking courses at Chafer and Talbot Theological Seminaries. He earned a Master of Theology degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Bible Exposition (2009) at Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2005 and 2009, he received the Donald K. Campbell Award for Excellence in Bible Exposition, at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Woods is a professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston and teaches bible and theology, and he is the senior pastor of Sugar Land Bible Church in Texas.
For those who live in America, it can be challenging to slow down enough to maintain an eternal perspective and recognize signs of the end times all around us. There are rebellious haters of God, natural disasters, wars, and rumors of wars – in addition to the growing persecution of Christians worldwide. Israel however, is also a major focus of end times prophecy and it is wise to support her because we know those nations are blessed who bless Israel.
We need to pay attention to our volatile times as surrounding nations come against Israel. To be sure, God is not pacing up in Heaven or wringing His hands. These things must happen before the return of Jesus Christ.
Three major things happen when we understand Bible prophecy better: Our faith is strengthened, our hope in Christ is encouraged by the fulfillment of prophecy, and we are more excited to tell others about the truth!
We live in one of the most interesting time periods of history. The Lord seems to be setting the stage for His return as never before. One of these major stage-setting trends that we are currently seeing is the rise of a coalition of nations that harbors a hostile intent toward Israel. No matter which presidential administration comes into office in this nation and no matter how the calendar turns, this is an issue that does not seem to go away.
How are we to redeem the time? Let’s talk prophecy!
The prophet Ezekiel foresaw these things 2,600 years ago in a vision along the Chebar River in Babylon. Now, respected Bible Prophecy teacher, Dr. Andy Woods, explains the vision of Ezekiel. WHO will be involved in the coming Islamic invasion of Israel? WHEN will it take place? WHY will all this happen? WHAT will the war look like? HOW will this all come together to fulfill Ezekiel’s prophecy? Dr. Woods concludes with seven powerful points of application.
His new book, The Middle East Meltdown, was published by our friend Randy White at Dispensational Publishing House. The book is subtitled The Coming Islamic Invasion of Israel.
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“Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. 4 I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; 5 Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops—many peoples with you. 7 “Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. Ezekiel 38:2-7
But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” Daniel 12:4
As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. 1 Peter 1:10-11
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