“The Mystery of the Rapture” from the Mount of Olives

Got time for a good teaching this weekend? If so, how about settling in with a cup of coffee to take in Amir Tsarfati’s The Mystery of the Rapture, taught live on the Mount of Olives!

If you have been to Israel, you are sure to be taken back to that memorable place overlooking Temple Mount from the other side of the Kidron Valley. If you have never been to Israel, this is the next best thing! Think of Jesus sitting on the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24) when the disciples ask Him what will be the signs of the times. It is from a spot right there on the Mount of Olives that He answered their questions…and it is upon this very mount Jesus’ foot will touch down at His Second Coming (when He physically returns to earth following the tribulation).

But before that, the Bible tells us He will descend from heaven to receive us (believers in Christ) unto Himself, and we will be taken up to meet Him in the air. We know that as the rapture, and we obviously will not all be at the Mount of Olives or any other single place, but will be taken up from wherever we are. However, the Mount of Olives is such a vivid place to picture Jesus when He walked this earth, and to consider that place to which we will return with Him at His Second Coming!

Our time is coming! Enjoy the teaching!

Signs of the Times: Russia Sets Sights on Libya and Sudan

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These days, lots of talk swirls about the stage being set for the Ezekiel 38 prophecy of a northern invasion of Israel by a coalition led by Russia. A careful study of Ezekiel 38:1-6 identifies the ancient names of people groups who will fall under the command of Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal (modern-day Russian territories). Among those submitting to Gog’s command are:

  • Persia (modern-day Iran)
  • Gomer and Beth-Togarmah (modern-day Turkey and perhaps neighboring areas)
  • Ethiopia, also called Cush (modern-day Sudan and perhaps Ethiopia)
  • Put (modern-day Libya and perhaps Algeria)

Much has been made of the growing alliance between Russia, Iran and Turkey. In fact, leaders of those three countries have met at least 3 times in the past several months, and are planning another meeting together in Russia within the next few weeks. In the context of Ezekiel 38, most Bible believers agree the stage is being set for the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy.

But what about Ethiopia (Cush) and Put, the other two regions Ezekiel envisioned in the northern invasion? Some have argued the stage is NOT set for the Ezekiel 38 prophecy because those players are not yet in the game. But aren’t they? Check out these headlines (and read an article or two) and you will find that Libya and Sudan are very much in the game!

Indeed, the Gog-like Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is positioning Russia as a key player in Libya. With a weak Russian economy, it is believed Putin is angling for billions in reconstruction contracts, a share of North Africa’s abundant oil reserves and a naval base on the Mediterranean Sea.

There is most certainly Russian activity in Libya, Algeria and Sudan. Thus, arguments that the entire coalition is yet to take shape are becoming less and less accurate as Russia works for their own best interests in both Libya and Sudan.

More evidence that we are living in the last days. With Russia, Turkey and Iran literally on Israel’s border, and with increasing cooperation with Libya and Sudan, the coalition is intact. Given that, how long before the northern invaders come to capture spoil and take plunder in the land of Israel? (Ezekiel 38:12)

Days are short. Are you ready for the Lord’s return?

“Proximity Conference” to be Live-Streamed

Hi friends! As posted yesterday, Amir Tsarfati will join Pastor Jack Hibbs, Pastor Barry Stagner and Jan Markell for a 1-day conference, focusing on events in our day leading to the soon return of our Lord Jesus. Good news for those who cannot attend live…I just found out it will be live-streamed.

It will be filled with good Bible teaching, so when you have a few minutes, tune in between 9:30 – 4:30 Pacific time. Here is the link:

His Channel

UPDATE: As of 9:25am (10:25 AZ time), the conference is also streaming on Calvary Tustin’s Media page.

Amir Tsarfati and Jack Hibbs Headline “Proximity Conference” in SoCal

Greetings friends! For those of you who live in Southern California, you won’t want to miss the Proximity: Awaiting His Return Conference, featuring Amir Tsarfati, Pastor Jack Hibbs, Pastor Barry Stagner and Jan Markell at Calvary Chapel Tustin tomorrow (Saturday, January 5, 2019) The conference begins at 8:30 and is scheduled to conclude at 4:30 (Pacific time). You will find information about the Proximity Conference here.

As the name implies, the conference will focus on Bible prophecy relative to the return of Christ, and will have emphasis on current events that point to His return. All speakers are highly-respected for their commitment to the veracity of God’s Word and I encourage those of you in Southern California to attend if you can.

I am not sure whether or not the conference will be live-streamed, though the host church does have a live-stream site here. Check that link on Saturday morning for possible live-stream of all teachings, or catch them later on their Message Archive page. Meanwhile, Amir’s teaching, TheĀ GreatĀ Separation (at 1:15 PST), will be live-streamed on Behold Israel’s Facebook page.

Enjoy the conference!