Rev. Glashouwer explains about the countries that form the second ring around Israel that will suddenly attack Israel in that day, when His people Israel is living in safety. He read from Ezekiel 38 and 39. The prophecy is about Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.
Focus on the Future Vol. 1
Rev. Willem Glashouwer uses examples from today’s news in relation to Biblical texts to explain about unfulfilled prophecies. Books on prophecy containing schedules with orders of events can block you from really seeing what is happening today.
Rev. Glashouwer explains about the relationship between Jews and Arabs that started with Ismael and Isaac. Isaac, born as a miracle of God. The blessings of Ismael and Isaac, also the suffering of Isaac and Israel, as a result of being chosen. The suffering of Christ and the Church. The core of the problems in the Middle East. But the glorious future will be that one day everyone shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, for ever and ever.
Jesus teaches His disciples to understand the signs of the times. The signs of the times are the things happening around you and when you watch them, you must be able to interpret them, so that you know where this all will lead to. They understand that this first coming of Jesus would not lead to His glory, to His Kingdom. And so they understand that one day He will come back. To be the glorious King, to establish His Kingdom.
Everyone wants to know, what will the future hold? What’s going to happen, tomorrow and next year? Where will planet earth go, what will be my personal future? And some people even go that far that they open their newspaper and look at their horoscope. The signs of the Zodiac. Rev. Willem Glashouwer talks about the one that really holds the future. The creator of heaven and earth. Almighty God, the God of Israel, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rev. Willem Glashouwer discusses the confusing subject of prophecies in the Bible and explains that we really need the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to show us what prophecy is being fulfilled today. The only order of events that is known in the Bible is Matthew 24. When Jesus speaks about the future to his disciples, when they ask Him: “How will we know when you are coming back?”
Jesus says in Matthew 24: “Watch the fig tree.” What did He mean by that? It’s a symbol for the nation of Israel. Rev. Willem Glashouwer explains what it means when we see the fig tree coming to life, the Jews are returning to the Promised Land, because the God of Israel is bringing them back from all directions. What do we have to understand when we see all of this happening?