With the war drums sounding and dire predictions about Israel’s eminent attack on Iran, which is feared to erupt into a major war spanning the entire Middle East coming from the more sophisticated media outlets, thinking men and women of the world look on with anxious and foreboding uncertainty about the future of this troubled region.
This brings us to the question, what does the Bible have to say about these things? Is the voice of prophecy silent on these developments? The Seventh-day Adventist church arose with a unique prophetic understanding of last day events in connection with Bible prophecy, especially the books of Daniel and Revelation in comparison with the rest of Christianity. However, the Adventist eschatology regarding future events involving the Middle East are conspicuously silent. Why is this so? This is no accident. Shifting Adventist predictions concerning the prophecies of Daniel 11 verses 40 to 45 and the battle of Armageddon have been a particular source of embarrassment over the years. Why is this the case? The prophecies regarding the role of the Middle East and especially the rise of the modern nation of Israel are not within the limited scope of their prophetic eyepiece that ends with the writings of Ellen White. Amazingly, the advanced light on these significant events have been outlined and predicted to complete accuracy in the writings of the Shepherd’s Rod message years before they took place.
Tragically the church leadership, due to their intense hatred of the Rod, has rejected these divine revelations much to their chagrin when they have tried to defend their uninspired private opinions on the identity of the King of the North, the latter-day kingdom, the modern nation of Israel, and related topics to the evangelical protestants who see that many Old Testament prophecies, especially from the books of Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, and Zechariah, have a direct application to the Middle East and end-time prophetic events when taken as they plainly read from the Bible. As more fully exposed the research article below, this house of cards for the S. D. A. church leadership is about to fall. Hopefully and prayerfully, it will not be to late for some of them of them wake up and acknowledge the inspired light coming from the Rod and its ability to put an end to the Adventist dilemma regarding the soon coming gigantic war in the Middle East.
For the irrefutable prophetic revelations from the Rod regarding these vitally important topics, please examine Tracts Nos. 12 and 14 on the “Rod Publications” page on this site. For a abbreviated study on the identity of the King of the North found in Daniel 11:40-45, see our previous post “Daniel 11:40-45: Who is the King of the North?“