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.
We welcome Dr. Andy Woods back to the program today. In His book, The Middle East Meltdown, the Coming Invasion of Israel, he explains how this coalition of nations will someday fulfill the prophecies of Ezekiel 38-39.
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.
President-elect Trump has come out as strongly supportive of Israel, and one of the first phone calls he made after his election was to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu inviting him to the White House.
What a mess in the Middle East with ISIS, war in Syria, Iran expanding power in Iraq and Russia deeply involved in Syria. Turkey is another nation to watch carefully as they once supported Israel. One of the lies that the secular media and U.N. promote is that the radical Palestinian Authority is interested in peace with Israel—that if Israel would just recognize them and give them land that all would be peaceful.
But a key question is will America repair and strengthen her ties as a strong ally to Israel once again?
The Trump administration is going to have their hands full. But we know God is sovereign over all events and circumstances, possibly preparing Mr. Trump “for such a time as this.”
Seven Points of Application from Dr. Andy Woods:
1) Prophecy is Proof of Biblical Inspiration
2) Prophecy has a calming effect on the Believer
3) No need to fear rising Islam
4) Prophecy reminds us of God’s faithfulness
5) Keep your eye on Israel
6) Support Israel
7) Remember that we are living on borrowed time