Today is July 15, 2019

Verse of the Day — Isaiah 66:8

Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? . . .


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

As prophesied, Israel became a modern-day nation in one day.


MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY

The likelihood of a people being defeated, scattered over the earth and regathering some 2000 years later in their homeland as a pure race was so preposterous that many Bible scholars through the years scoffed at the idea. Yet the dry bones analogy in Ezekiel 37 was there for all to read for 2500 years. And on May 14, 1948, the United Nations granted Israel full nation status.

The Bible says it was God who brought them back to their homeland.

. . . I will bring you into the land of Israel. —Ezekiel 37:12

. . . I will place you on your own land. —Ezekiel 37:14

God made promises to Israel that are yet to be fulfilled. For instance:

. . . I will give (the land of Israel) to you and to your descendants forever. —Genesis 13:15

Best of all, God promises a blessing to those who bless Israel.

And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. —Genesis 12:3

There is no doubt that God’s blessing on America is due, at least in part, to our backing and protection of Israel. Woe to us if we ever leave Israel high and dry!


QUESTION FOR THE DAY

Dear Compass:

Will Believers be able to watch the Antichrist’s rise to power prior to Rapture? I am watching (a man) on TV and he seems like he could fit the bill.


ANSWER:

The Antichrist will not be revealed until after the removal of the Holy Spirit from the earth (Rapture). So Believers will not know, for sure, who he will be. If you do see a great world leader confirm a seven-year peace treaty with Israel, you have bigger problems . . . you missed the Rapture!

And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he may be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way (Rapture). —2 Thessalonians 2:6-7

So it is unlikely that Believers can tell with any certainty who might be the world leader who eventually becomes the false Christ/Antichrist. But we do know his characteristics.

The Bible says the Antichrist:

  • Will be a deceiver full of intrigue who comes out of nowhere (Daniel 11:21, 23).
  • Will be a big talker and has a mouth uttering great boasts (Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5).
  • Will rise from obscurity and exalt himself (2 Thessalonians 2:4, Daniel 7:8).
  • Will be worshiped by many (Revelation 13:4, 8).
  • Comes in as a man of peace (Daniel 9:27).
  • Will be a great military leader (Revelation 13:4, Daniel 11:39).
  • Will show no regard for the religion of his ancestors (Daniel 11:37).
  • Finally, the Antichrist is a homosexual, or at least asexual (Daniel 11:37).
There are many more biblical characteristics this man will fulfill in the tribulation. But remember, we are not to look for a man (“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. —Matthew 24:23) but to keep our eyes looking up for Jesus’ return (“They also said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.’” —Acts 1:11).

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