New Creation Missions International Training Center
2101 S. DEWEY AVE / Wagoner, Ok. 74467 / (918)-485-5777
David P. Ward, Founder
Dear Student of the Word,
Welcome to the NCMI STUDY CENTER!
The purpose of this Study Center is to give the serious Bible Student valuable insights into topics that will enhance spiritual growth.
Courses are available to be taken in Wagoner, Oklahoma or our Correspondence School. Tuition for NCMI has been waived at this time . The Lord has put a mandate on Pastor David Ward’s heart to develop a curriculum of learning that is accessible to anyone who has access to a computer anywhere in the world
Study materials are also available through the mail for a nominal fee. Those of you who are outside of America, contact the ministry at email@example.com
Listed below are David Ward’s teaching notes and syllabus curriculum that he has accumulated over a 25 year period which he has made available to anyone who has a hunger in learning the Word of God.
Pastor Ward also stands in the office of a Prophet and has clear and concise teaching available concerning the Prophetic Church, the gifts of The Holy Spirit, and many other subjects that will bless the Student of the Word of God.
-How we can be led by the Spirit of God Part1.htm
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PROPHETIC PRAYER TO SONSHIP
BY DAVID P. WARD
Click here to open this 14pg. manuscript.
What about Bible Prophecy?
Out of the Old Testament, 23,210 verses, 6641 contain predictive material, or 28.5 percent.
In the New Testament, 7914 verses, 1,711 contain predictive material, or 21.5 percent.
When it comes to the Bible as a whole, out of 31,124 verses, 8,352 contain predictive material, or 27 percent.
God intended to give a message concerning Prophetic Future Events. The Holy Spirit conveys messages to the Jew, the Gentile, and The Church. God speaks to the believer and the unbeliever. The words translated “prophet” or “prophecy” occurs over 400 times in the Bible.
The Holy Spirit reveals the prophets and many writers of the Old and New Testaments, the very truths about what is happening in the earth today and what will happen in the future.
John 14:7 (Amplified Bible)
7If you had known Me [had learned to recognize Me], you would also have known My Father. From now on, you know Him and have seen Him.
26But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me.
6We are [children] of God. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.
6Shall a trumpet be blown in the city and the people not be alarmed and afraid? Shall misfortune or evil occur [as punishment] and the Lord has not caused it?
7Surely the Lord God will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets.
14But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.
18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Length=time orientation, God’s timetable
25-27Then he said to them, "So thick-headed! So slow-hearted! Why can't you simply believe all that the prophets said? Don't you see that these things had to happen, that the Messiah had to suffer and only then enter into his glory?" Then he started at the beginning, with the Books of Moses, and went on through all the Prophets, pointing out everything in the Scriptures that referred to him.
11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Thank God the fivefold ministry listed above was given to the Church to equip them as a mighty army! There will come a time, when we go to heaven; we will sit in the Great Coliseums listening to the greatest teacher of all, the Lord Jesus Christ!
· The major focus of Bible Prophecy is all about Jesus’ life, His resurrection, and His second coming.
· Jesus is and always will be the Supreme Prophet who declares God’s purposes in history.
· Bible Prophecy also foretells the role of Israel as God’s chosen people in the earth.
· Bible Prophecy foretells many of the rogue nations of the earth that will join
Forces in trying to annihilate Israel in the Last Days.
· Bible Prophecy proclaims the rise and fall of empires, even prophecy concerning the revitalization of the old Roman Empire in which the Antichrist will rule after the rapture of the Church.
· Bible Prophecy reveals World War lll, or what many scholars refer to as, “Ezekiel’s War.” (Ezekiel Chapters 38&39)
· Bible Prophecy has thousands of predictions that have already been fulfilled. Predictions from Nostradamus and Mother Shipton have been followed by so many, yet, many of their predictions have proved to be incorrect. Isn’t good to know the Bible has never missed a prophecy or prediction?
9[Earnestly] remember the former things, [which I did] of old; for I am God, and there is no one else; I am God, and there is none like Me,
10Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose,
The prophet Isaiah said that not only it is God who knows not only Prophetic Future Events, He also declares them and then He brings them to pass!
24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Bible Prophecy reveals that Adam’s lease on this earth that was forfeited over to Satan when he committed high treason against God, is about to run out! Because of the blood that Jesus shed at Calvary for the sin of the whole world, God will restore all things! Mankind lost its right standing with God through Adam’s disobedience, but Jesus paid the price to bring man home to God.
Bible Prophecy in the book of Joel, Zechariah, and Isaiah, speak of a time in the future when Jesus will rule and reign over the earth and man is restored to his original state with his Creator!
Romans 5:1; Romans 5:12-17
1Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
12Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
In the Teaching Syllabus, we will discover Bible Prophecy, first hand in which Jesus will take His Bride (The Church) unto Himself to live together forever! There is even prophecy given by John that God’s people are going to sing a song to the Lord. “You are worthy…for You were slain…: Read it for yourself:
9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth
· Bible Prophecy speaks of a time in the future when the Prince of Peace shall reign over all the earth. This will happen after the “times of the gentiles.” The peace on earth that so many are looking for will not come until the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, will rule and reign for a thousand years from Jerusalem in what is called the Millennial Reign.
· Let there be peace on earth? In the last 4000 years; for every single year of peace in recorded history, there have been 13 years of war.
I encourage you to open your heart and mind and take this adventure through theHoly Bible and be encourage in the midst of troubled times. God has a plan for man, and, you can learn that He has a plan for your life to!
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THE FATHER'S LOVE
BY DAVID P. WARD
HERE ARE SOME AWESOME SCRIPTURES ON THE CHARACTER OF GOD AND HIS GOODNESS TOWARD US THAT WE NEED TO MEDITATE ON DAILY. SATURATE YOURSELF OVER AND OVER IN THESE WORDS OF LIFE UNTIL THEY ARE ROLLING OUT OF YOU LIKE RIVERS OF WATER. YOU WILL KNOW WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WHEN YOU BEGIN TO REMEMBER WHERE THE SCRIPTURES ARE FOUND!
JESUS SAID MANY TIMES TO THE DEVIL, "IT IS WRITTEN..." THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS SPEAKS OF HAVING SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING. THIS IS THE ABILITY TO QUOTE THE WORD OF GOD AND KNOWING WHERE THE VERSE IS FOUND WITHOUT HAVING TO GO AND LOOK IT UP! IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MIND TO THE WORD OF GOD CONCERNING THE FATHER'S LOVE!
Joshua 1:8 (King James Version)
8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
EVEN AS A CHRISTIAN, A SUCESSFUL LIFE DOES NOT COME AUTOMATIC, JUST BECAUSE WE ARE BORN AGAIN! EVERY PROMISE OF GOD IS CONDITIONAL. THE FATHER'S LOVE HAS MADE A WAY FOR US TO LIVE A FULFILLED LIFE AND FOR JOY TO BE A PART OF OUR EVERY DAY LIVING. IT ALL DEPENDS UPON WHAT WE DO WITH THE WORD OF GOD.
THE WORD OF GOD MUST BE IN OUR MOUTH AND WE MUST MEDITATE ON THE SCRIPTURES DAY AND NIGHT. THIS IS NOT A SUGGESTION; IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH:
1. IF WE HAVE TIME TO READ THE BIBLE IN OUR BUSY LIFESTYLES.
2. IF WE FEEL LIKE IT, OR WE FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
3. IF THE LORD ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS AND WE ARE SEEING GOD AT WORK.
TO "MEDITATE" MEANS TO MUTTER THE WORD. IN THE HEBREW IT DENOTES AS A COW "CHEWS HIS CUD," OR, AS IT SPITS THE HAY BACK UP AND CHEWS IT OVER AGAIN. NOTICE IN THE VERSE, JOSHUA 1:8, IT GIVES US THE FORMULA ON HOW TO MEDITATE AND ALSO TELLS US ITS RESULTS... THEN YOUR WAY WILL BE PROSPEROUS, AND THEN, YOU WILL HAVE GOOD SUCCESS!
AS WE STUDY ABOUT THE FATHER'S LOVE, MUTTER THE WORD OVER AND OVER; THINK ABOUT IT. ALLOW WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE FATHER'S LOVE TO BECOME A REALITY TO YOU IN YOUR SPIRIT. BECAUSE THE WORD OF GOD IS SO POWERFUL ON YOUR LIPS, ANS AS YOU THINK ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD, AS YOU MAKE IT YOUR FINAL AUTHORITY IN YOUR LIFE, YOU WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE FROM THE INSIDE OUT!
2 Timothy 3:16 (King James Version)
16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
YOU ARE NOW ALMOST READY TO EAT THE WORD OF GOD! THE GREEK SAYS, ALL SCRIPTURE IS "GOD-BREATHED..." NOTICE IN THIS VERSE, PAUL SAID THAT AS YOU STUDY THE WORD ON THE FATHER'S LOVE, OR ANY SUBJECT FOR THAT MATTER, IT IS PROFITABLE TO YOU!
STUDYING THE SCRIPTURES DOES AT LEAST FOUR THINGS TO YOU:'
FOR DOCTRINE- IT IS YOUR FINAL AUTHORITY AND SOURCE FOR TEACHING
FOR REPROOF- IT BRINGS TO LIGHT OUR IGNORANCE THROUGH REVELATION.
FOR CORRECTION- IT TELLS US WHAT WE NEED TO HEAR NOT WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR.
FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS- IT GIVES US THE "HOW-TO'S" AND PRINCIPLES FOR SUCESSFUL LIVING AND GIVES US AN UNDERSTANDING OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
NOW YOU ARE READY TO BEGIN!
James 1:17 (King James Version)
17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.James 1:17 (Amplified Bible)
17Every good gift and every perfect ([a]free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].
BLOOD DISEASES IS NOT A GOOD GIFT.
CANCER IS NOT A PERFECT GIFT.
MY FATHER'S LOVE IS SO GOOD AND SO PERFECT.
MY FATHER IS SO AWESOME THAT HE IS THE ORIGINATOR OF ALL THAT IS GOOD, ALL THAT IS HOLY, ALL THE REVEALS WHOLENESS, TRUTH, COMPLETENESS, AND THE INTEGRITY OF HIS WORD IS UNCHANGEALBLE!
PEOPLE'S LOVE CAN SOMETIMES CHANGE; PEOPLE CAN SAY ONE THING AND DO ANOTHER. SOME PEOPLE CHANGE WITH THE WIND, BUT, MY FATHER'S LOVE FOR ME IS NOT UP ONE DAY AND DOWN THE NEXT.
MY FATHER'S LOVE IS NOT BASED ON FEELINGS.
MY FATHER'S LOVE IS UNCONDITIONAL. I CAN REST IN HIS LOVE... NO MATTER HOW I FEEL, I AM SO BLESSED TO BE SURROUNDED IN HIS LOVE FOR ME...
Jeremiah 29:11 (King James Version)
11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 29:11 (Amplified Bible)
11For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
MY FATHER'S LOVE IS THINKING THOUGHTS OF SHALOM TOWARD... HE HAS PLANS TO BLESS ME AND WANTS TO TAKE CARE OF ME...
MY FATHER IS NOT THINKING OF BLOWING MY HOUSE DOWN, STRIKING ME WITH A DISEASE, OR CAUSING ME TO SUFFER TO MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON...
MY FATHER HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR ME AND WANTS TO ORDER MY STEPS SO THAT I CAN KNOW THAT I AM IN HIS WILL AND THAT MY FUTURE IS EVEN BETTER THAN ANYTHING I COULD IMAGINE! ALL BECAUSE HE LOVES ME!
Hebrews 13:8 (King James Version)
8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
MY FATHER'S LOVE IS ALWAYS THE SAME. HE DOESN'T SAVE ME ONE DAY AND BRING CALMNITY TO ME THE NEXT!
MY FATHER'S LOVE IS NOT BASED UPON WHAT I DO OR DON'T DO. HIS LOVE NEVER CHANGES...
I AM WRAPPED IN MY FATHER'S LOVE AND HE WILL NEVER QUIT LOVING ME, EVEN WHEN I MESS UP, HE IS STILL THE SAME...
3 John 2
2Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prosper.
SOUL PROSPERITY IS RENEWING YOUR MIND TO THE WORD OF GOD!
YOUR HEALTH IS CONNECTED TO HOW YOU THINK!
PROSPERING AND BEING IN HEALTH IS THE WILL OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER!
John 10:10 (King James Version)
ANYTHING THAT COMES INTO MY LIFE THAT STEALS.
ANYTHING THAT COMES INTO MY LIFE THAT KILLS.
ANYTHING THAT COMES INTO MY LIFE THAT DESTROYS, I KNOW IT IS NOT MY HEAVENLY FATHER. JESUS TOLD ME SO, AND, THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!
THE FATHER'S LOVE SENT JESUS TO GIVE ME A WAY INTO ABUNDANT LIFE. THE GOD-KIND OF LIFE. I REFUSE ANYTHING ELSE IN MY LIFE BUT THE FATHER'S PROMISE TO ME OF ABUNDANT LIFE.
I KNOW THE JESUS THAT WALKED THE SHORES OF GALILEE. I'VE HEARD THE TEACHINGS HE GAVE IN THE SYNAGOGUES AND THE PREACHING OF THE GOOD NEWS! HE TAUGHT, HE PREACHED, AND THEN HE HEALED PEOPLE NO MATTER WHAT THEIR BACKGROUND OR NO MATTER WHAT THEIR INFIRMITY!
WHEN THE FATHER'S LOVE WAS GIVEN TO US THROUGH JESUS COMING TO THE EARTH, IT WAS A PERFECT LOVE, A POWERFUL LOVE, AND A COMPLETE LOVE...
NOTHING WAS LACKING IN WHAT JESUS CAME TO DO FOR US! NOTHING COULD BE ADDED TO JESUS' EARTHLY MINISTRY... HE CAME TO DEMONSTRATE HOW MUCH THE FATHER SAW THE WORLD AS VALUABLE AND PRECIOUS...
I AM HEALED IN THE FATHER'S LOVE FOR ME. NO MATTER WHAT I MAY BE FACING I CAN REST ASSURED THAT THIS AFFLICTION OR ATTACK CANNOT PROSPER AGAINST ME.Acts 10:38
JESUS OF NAZARETH WENT ABOUT DOING "GOOD." IT WAS NEVER EVIL AND NEVER COULD BE EVIL. WHEN JESUS COMES ON THE SCENE SICKNESS AND DISEASE CANNOT STAY.
PETER PREACHING HERE SAID THE ROOT OF SICKNESS AND DISEASE IS SATAN !
JESUS OF NAZARETH WALKED IN HOLY GHOST POWER AND SO CAN I!
THE FATHER'S LOVE IS FULL OF MERCY AND GRACIOUS.
THE FATHER'S LOVE IS NOT FRAGILE OR SELF-CENTERED. HIS LOVE ENDURES LONG, IT NEVER WEARS OUT...
MY FATHER IS FULL OF GOODNESS AND TRUTH.
WHY THINK THAT MY PRE-CONCEIVED IDEAS WILL PUT ME OVER...AM I REALLY STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE ON THE CARES OF THE WORLD?
CAN I LIVE THIS LIFE AND THINK I CAN MAKE IT ON MY OWN? OF COURSE NOT!
I KNOW MY FATHER'S LOVE IS SO GOOD THAT IT MAKES A WAY FOR ME WHEN THERE IS NO WAY. WHEN EVER I NEED HIM, HE IS ALWAYS THERE. HE NEVER STOPS LOVING ME....
Romans 2:4 (King James Version)
4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.
IF THE BOTTOM FALLS OUT, IF MY PLANS FAIL, IT IS NOT TO LATE TO RUN INTO MY FATHER'S LOVE. IF I AM DISAPPOINTED AND IT LOOKS LIKE MY DREAMS HAVE COME CRASHING DOWN, I WILL NOT GROW BITTER BUT I WILL REPENT AND HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART...
IT IS NOT THE HELL, FIRE, AND DAMNATION THAT I KNOW I DESERVE, BUT IT IS THE LOVE OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER THAT DRAWS ME TO HIM.
THIS GOD KIND OF LOVE NOT ONLY IS DRAWING ME CLOSER TO HIM, BUT IT IS DRAWING MY ENTIRE FAMILY TO HIM. HIS GOODNESS AND HIS LOVE WILL BE ON MY LIPS TO TELL THE WORLD SO THAT THE SINNER WILL RUN TO HIM INSTEAD OF AWAY FROM HIM.
MY FATHER IS DRAWING ME TO HIS LOVE. I AM NOT AFRAID, I PUT MY TOTAL TRUST AND RELIANCE ON HIM. I WILL TELL OTHERS, EVEN THOSE AROUND ME WHO DO NOT KNOW HIM, TO DO THE SAME...
2 Thessalonians 1:11
I ACCEPT MY FATHER'S LOVE AND HIS CHALLENGE FOR ME TO LOVE THE UNLOVELY.
MY FATHER HELPS ME HAVE HIS HEART FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT LOVE ME BACK OR HAVE THE CAPACITY TO DO ANYTHING IN RETURN FOR ME.
IT MAY TAKE MORE PATIENCE, IT MAY TAKE MY TIME AND MONEY, BUT I WILL FUFILL THE WORK OF FAITH THAT HE HAS BEGUN IN ME WITH HIS POWER.
2 Chronicles 7:3 (King James Version)
3And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
IT IS IN MY FATHER'S LOVE WHERE I AM FREE TO LAY PROSTRATE BEFORE HIM
I AM FREE TO WORSHIP FROM ALL HEART THAT HAS BEEN TOUCHED BY HIS LOVE.
I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!
What Is In Israel’s Future?
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Who is the Antichrist?
The Antichrist is most likely alive on the planet earth! The Antichrist will emerge from the European Union; even possibly be the next President of the European Union. The Bible also declares the Antichrist will be a great orator or speaker. We also know that Scripture tells us that the Antichrist will have great charisma and by a well likeable leader. The Antichrist will also make a seven year treaty between Islam and Israel.
Daniel 9:27 (Amplified Bible)
27And he shall enter into a strong and firm covenant with the many for one week [seven years]. And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and offering to cease [for the remaining three and one-half years]; and upon the wing or pinnacle of abominations [shall come] one who makes desolate, until the full determined end is poured out on the desolator.
Daniel 8:25 (Amplified Bible)
25And through his policy he shall cause trickery to prosper in his hand; he shall magnify himself in his heart and mind, and in their security he will corrupt and destroy many. He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes, but he shall be broken and that by no [human] hand.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Amplified Bible)
3Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first [unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come], and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition),
At the beginning of Ezekiel Chapter 38, the Antichrist will bring forth a Treaty that is suppose to last 7 years between the Arabs and the Jews. The “son of perdition” is so slick with his speeches that he even convinces Israel that he is for real about peace so that the Jews will even dismantle their wall of protection in Jerusalem. How
could it be that Israel could be so deceived that they are safe from the Jihad of terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah?
Here is some good news about the Antichrist. He will never geographically rule the entire earth. At the height of his conquest to rule the world, his area of influence will be the geographic area of the Old Roman Empire. The satanic regime will influence the world.
I believe there is a strong possibility that many in the Body of Christ will discern in their hearts who the Antichrist is before the rapture of the Church. WE are aware over the past 100 years, we have had many guesses:
….and the list goes on now and from the past
In the future, who will be the dominant military powers in the earth? Where does America fit into Bible Prophecy?
Daniel 2:31-35 (Amplified Bible)
31You, O king, saw, and behold, [there was] a great image. This image which was mighty and of exceedingly great brightness stood before you, and the appearance of it was frightening and terrible.
32As for this [image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze,
33Its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay [the baked clay of the potter].
34As you looked, a [Stone was cut out without human hands, which smote the image on its feet of iron and [baked] clay [of the potter] and broke them to pieces.
35Then the iron, the [baked] clay [of the potter], the bronze, the silver, and the gold were broken and crushed together and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors, and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them could be found. And the Stone that smote the image became a great mountain or rock and filled the whole earth.
There are four great military powers in the earth at the end of what the Bible calls, “the end of the Gentile Age.” How do we know if we are near the end of time? Well, time as we know it will definitely come to an end, but, there is life after death, and, we know that the planet Earth will never be destroyed, just revamped! (for more information on the future of the earth see our NCMI Study Center at www.ncmitraining.com )
Jesus said when Israel becomes a nation, in the parable of the Fig tree in Luke 21, that we are at the end of the Gentile Age. Israel became a nation on May 15, 1948. A generation in the Scriptures are either 40 years or 70 years. In this case, we know that Jesus was referring to 70 years. (we already passed the 40 years, 1988)
What Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 concerning the Last Days and His return to the earth, the perplexity of nations, and the plaques to come, must culminate by the year 2018.
So, back to our study. What nations does the Bible speak of will be military superpowers in the Last Days?
The King of the North is Russia.
1AND THE word of the Lord came to me, saying,
2Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, of Meshech, and of Tubal, and prophesy against him,
6Gomer and all his hordes, the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north and all his hordes--many people are with you.
15And you will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army.
Ezekiel 39:2 (Amplified Bible)
2And I will turn you about and will lead you on, and will cause you to come up from the uttermost parts of the north and will lead you against the mountains of Israel;
The King of the South is the Arab nations refer to Persia (Iran), Ethiopia, (encompasses Syria, Egypt, Jordan and other African nations) a Libya, Germany, and Turkey. Ethiopia and Libya were adjacent to Persia in Bible Days.
Ezekiel 38:5-6 (Amplified Bible
5Persia, Cush, and Put or Libya with them, all of them with shield and helmet,
6Gomer and all his hordes, the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north and all his hordes--many people are with you.
The King of the East is China.
China will be a major player in the Last Days and will obtain a superpower military status in the earth after the rapture of the Church. Once the King of the North is destroyed, China will quickly pick up world ambitions of domination and will make a military move on Israel as one of the key players in the Battle of Armageddon. Even in recent years we have watched the emergence of the King of the East as a serious contender of great wealth and commerce through the world. The incredible display of pageantry during the 2008 Olympic Games set an unprecedented positive response among the people of the earth. We will see China continue in her economic growth in the next couple of years along with a continuance of her military capabilities.
The King of the West is the western powers. Sheba, Dedan, and the other merchants of Tarshish. Daniel refers to America,
Canada, and Australia as the young lions, an offspring of the British Empire.
The Kings of the North, South, East, and West are based on their geographical locations from the city of Jerusalem.
God, Himself will crush the Russian led coalition of armies that will move upon Israel in what is called Ezekiel’s war, which is World War 3. This war will precede the mother of all battles known as the battle of Armageddon (at the very end of the Tribulation Period).
The King of the North, Russia and the Arab Coalition, the King of the South, will invade Israel from one side of Israel to the other. Then God will crush The Russian and Arab armies.
Ezekiel 38:23 (Amplified Bible)
23Thus will I demonstrate My greatness and My holiness, and I will be recognized, understood, and known in the eyes of many nations; yes, they shall know that I am the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service].
What does the Bible say about the Antichrist?
Revelation 13 (Amplified Bible)
1[AS] [I stood on the sandy beach, I saw a beast coming up out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads. On his horns he had ten royal crowns (diadems) and blasphemous titles (names) on his heads.
2And the beast that I saw resembled a leopard, but his feet were like those of a bear and his mouth was like that of a lion. And to him the dragon gave his [own] might and power and his [own] throne and great dominion.
3And one of his heads seemed to have a deadly wound. But his death stroke was healed; and the whole earth went after the beast in amazement and admiration.
4They fell down and paid homage to the dragon, because he had bestowed on the beast all his dominion and authority; they also praised and worshiped the beast, exclaiming, Who is a match for the beast, and, Who can make war against him?
5And the beast was given the power of speech, uttering boastful and blasphemous words, and he was given freedom to exert his authority and to exercise his will during forty-two months (three and a half years).
6And he opened his mouth to speak slanders against God, blaspheming His name and His abode, [even vilifying] those who live in heaven.
7He was further permitted to wage war on God's holy people (the saints) and to
overcome them. And power was given him to extend his authority over every tribe
and people and tongue and nation,
8And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world.
9If anyone is able to hear, let him listen:
10Whoever leads into captivity will himself go into captivity; if anyone slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Herein is [the call for] the patience and the faith and fidelity of the saints (God's people).
11Then I saw another beast rising up out of the land [itself]; he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke (roared) like a dragon.
12He exerts all the power and right of control of the former beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell upon it to exalt and deify the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed, and to worship him.
13He performs great signs (startling miracles), even making fire fall from the sky to the earth in men's sight.
14And because of the signs (miracles) which he is allowed to perform in the
presence of the [first] beast, he deceives those who inhabit the earth, commanding them to erect a statue (an image) in the likeness of the beast who was wounded by the [small] sword and still lived.
15And he is permitted [also] to impart the breath of life into the beast's image, so that the statue of the beast could actually talk and cause to be put to death those who would not bow down and worship the image of the beast.
16Also he compels all [alike], both small and great, both the rich and the poor, both free and slave, to be marked with an inscription stamped] on their right hands or on their foreheads,
17So that no one will have power to buy or sell unless he bears the stamp (mark, inscription), [that is] the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18Here is [room for] discernment [a call for the wisdom of interpretation]. Let anyone who has intelligence (penetration and insight enough) calculate the number of the beast, for it is a human number [the number of a certain man]; his number is 666.
Nine points every Christian should know about the Antichrist:
1. The Antichrist will be very charismatic and have supernatural powers. Pseudo revelation gifts. (Daniel 8:23)
a. He will have a psychic ability given to him by Satan to perceive things and understand sinister things.
2. The Antichrist will come into power at the time when the world will be in an economic crisis. (Daniel 8:25)
a. Some of you thought we were already in a global economic crisis! Some of you think President Obama is the Antichrist too. He is not. The Antichrist will not come
out of America; he will come out of Europe.
b. We know by Scripture that the Antichrist will be very crafty in business. He will actually have some very good ideas on how to deal with the food shortages (famines) that are coming into the earth. The breadlines of the Depression era are coming. Even here in the United States. If we continue to help divide Jerusalem, if we continue to try political negotiation with Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Palestinians, we will be on the wrong side of God’s heart, Israel. (Genesis 12:3)
c. Crop failures in unprecedented measure are coming into the earth. The worst crop failures in America’s history are just before us. Drought in some areas and floods in other regions of the United States of America are coming by 2012. Natural disasters of great proportions. Clean water will be a topic of discussion on the World News by 2010.
Revelation 13:17 (Amplified Bible)
17So that no one will have power to buy or sell unless he bears the stamp (mark, inscription), [that is] the name of the beast or the number of his name.
3. The Antichrist will be the one who will introduce the mark of the Beast, 666, to the nations under his influence.
a. The mark of the Beast will be mandatory for every citizen (under his tyranny) to be somehow imprinted or place under the skin or on the skin on either the right hand or forehead.
b. Once this New World Order, or world-wide commerce is set into place, the
Antichrist will dictate the world’s economy with a vengeance. Under the first 3.5 years of his administration, the world’s economy will prosper again. (for a season)
4. The Antichrist will lead the world’s armies into the Mother of all Battles; the battle of Armageddon.
a. This battle takes place at the very end of the Tribulation Period.
5.The Antichrist will be injured or assassinated.
a. He will receive a severe blow to his head, but will then recover miraculously. (Daniel 8:24-25)
6. The Antichrist will make a 7 year treaty with Israel, which he will break at the middle of the Tribulation. (after 3.5 years)
a. At this point, at mid- Tribulation, there will be a Great Awakening in Israel! Many Jews will realize they had been deceived and will come to know Jesus Christ as their Messiah. It will be around this time that 144,000 young men will come to the Lord and go out in the power of the Holy Spirit! They will announce all over Judea about Messiah is coming again and to prepare for His return.
7. The Antichrist will move against Israel and many Jews will flee to Petra in Jordan where they will go up into 3 mountains and be protected by God, Himself, until the duration of the Tribulation Period.
8. The Antichrist will rule over the European Union. He will set in motion a New World Order of:
9. The Antichrist’s final outcome will be at the Battle of Armageddon when he and the false prophet will be bound and cast into the bottomless pit forever.
WHO IS ANITCHRIST?
1. According to many Bible scholars, when will Ezekiel’s war be fought?
a) at the end of the Tribulation
b) at the battle of Armageddon
c) at the very beginning of Tribulation
2. What geographic area of the world will the Antichrist rule?
a) the Asian continent
b) the United States
c) the old Roman Empire
3. What Old Testament Prophet describes the Antichrist?
4. Who is the King of the North?
a) the United States
5. Who is the King of the East?
6. Who is the King of the South?
a) the European Union
b) the British Empire
c) Iran and a host of Arab nations
7.Who is the King of the West?
a) the United States, Canada, and the old British Empire
b) Iran, formerly Persia
8. Who is the “fig tree” in Mathew Chapter 24?
c) the United States
9. In what year did the “fig tree” become a nation?
b) 132 A.D.
10. What is the difference between Ezekiel’s war and the Battle of Armageddon?
a) they are fought at different geographic locations
b) Ezekiel’s war is fought at the very beginning of Tribulation
c) Armageddon is at the very end of Tribulation
d) the two wars don’t have all the same nations involved
e) none of the above
f) all of the above