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Series: GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
March 2, 2003
Now with our Bibles opened to the 12th chapter of the book of Revelation, we find recorded the events that will be taking place on planet earth after the church has been caught up or raptured to be forever with the Lord.
This morning we are going to learn why the Jewish people are so hated. We're going to learn why the Jewish people have been haunted and hunted over the years. Why the holocaust? Why Iraq has Israel in their cross hairs! We're going to learn why Yasser Arafat and his henchmen have such a hatred for Israel!
In fact, we're going to learn these things and more from Revelation 12.
I heard about a six year old boy who was learning how to sit still and quiet during worship. This particular little boy just happened to be the preacher's son. He would act up and then afterwards his father would sit him down and talk to him about it. He would try to explain how he needed to change his behavior in worship because he was disturbing everybody around him.
Well, he just kept on week after week causing a disturbance until finally his Father had enough. One Sunday morning while he was preaching, he stopped in the middle of his message and walked down to the second pew, picked him up and began carrying him out! That little boy, looking over the shoulder of his Father at all of the people cried out, "Oh dear people of God, pray! Pray! Pray! It's going to be bad."
Well, during the last half of the 7 year tribulation period, it's going to be bad for the Jews and for those without Jesus. In fact, we read in chapter 12 about
War: Past, Present and Future
So what does all this mean? Who is this woman that John is talking about? And what about this dragon and what about this child? And what do they have to do with Iraq and Arafat and the world's hatred of the Jews? Well, they ha ...
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