Christine Darg, The Jerusalem Channel
By Christine Darg
What a year 2015 has been! You can sense the birth pains of Messiah pressing closer and closer! Bible prophecy has been fulfilled at seemingly an exponential rate in 2015, and this can only mean that there will be an ever greater increase of expectation involving Israel and the nations in 2016.
It’s our fervent prayer at The Jerusalem Channel and in Exploits Ministry that the Body of Messiah will accomplish greater exploits, bring in a greater Harvest of souls in 2016, and that the God of Israel will defeat the enemies of his people.
A year of increased Islamic terrorism begin in January 2015 with terrorist atrocities at the Paris magazine office of Charlie Hebdo and several related attacks. The President of the United States (who predicted that “the future does not belong to those who insult the prophet of Islam”) was dolefully more sympathetic to Muslims than to the ongoing plight of Christians persecuted by ISIS savages.
December 2015 came to a close with a jihadist massacre in California following on the heels of another coordinated massacre by jihadists in Paris.
Shockingly, in 2015 end-time delusion and apostasy increased with the legalization of same-sex marrage by the American Supreme Court. Didn’t our Lord himself say the Last Days would be likened to the days of Noah, Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah?
Could the Ezekiel War be around the corner in 2016? The battle over the Iran deal was a highly disturbing drama beginning with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plea before the American Congress, and then Obama struck back by meddling in Israeli elections, trying to defeat Netanyahu, who miraculously won again. Yet America plunged foolishly headlong into the nuclear deal with Iran, making way for Ezekiel 38:5 to be fufilled in a future war in which both Russia and Iran will be defeated supernaturally by the God of Israel Himself.
Who could ever forget the image of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians being savagely beheaded by ISIS on the shores of Libya? Or the captured Jordian pilot being burned alive in a cage? Or the atrocities of Christian girls being raped by ISIS and Boko Haram savages? While the cries from persecuted Christians continued to fall on many deaf ears, Syria began to collapse. Therefore keep your eyes on Isaiah 17 in the New Year. Meanwhile, with the loss of a pro-Israel leader in Canadian elections, Israel seems truly, propheticaly, to be standing alone while innocent civilians are ambushed in a crazed, demonic, hate-driven “knife” and “car ramming” Intafada.
The blood moon finale of a tetrad in September was watched by the world–how many people grasped the fact that God was speaking through his “faithful witness” of the moon (Psalm 89:37) of impending judgments? Yet, as the prophet Joel predicted in the same passage about a blood moon, all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved!
Biblically illiterate mainline churches divesting themselves from Israel and boycotting our biblical patriarchs contributed to the rise again of anti-semitism. But, Hallelu-Yah, all was not bad news in 2015!
Signs of a spiritual awakening in Israel were continually coming forth. A non-religious boy who had never attended a yeshiva experienced a near death experience that is being noised aboad: he saw Messiah standing on the Mt. of Olives as in Zechariah 14: 4.
Stunningly, in a further reconciliation between Jews and Christians, 30 rabbis signed a statement extending the right hand of fellowship to Christians and pouring praise on Jesus for his majestic upholding of the Torah.
These ARE the days of Messiah; these are the days that we are living through in REAL TIME in which Jesus, the Lion of Judah, will come! What a Prophetic Year! “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.” Luke 21: 28
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In 2015 we held three prayer summits in Israel that took watchmen to key places in Israel for strategic prayers. Once again we also held strategic meetings in Egypt concerning the Isaiah 19 Highway. Our biggest Gospel campaign this year was in Andhra Pradesh, India. Our humanitarian outreaches include Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency services; meals in the Orthodox Jewish community, and “A Warm Home for Soldiers.”
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