God's Church has been charged to get Word out to all world and make disciples (students) within every nation, teaching them to follow Yashua's (Jesus') teachings. What did Yashua teach? Yashua boldly proclaimed good news of Kingdom of God, Immortal Family of God-Beings soon to reign over all earth. He also taught His students how to live a life that graces Gospel and compliments Kingdom. We're to become more Godly, more Christ-like, more Kingdom-like, daily, in anticipation of its Dawn.
But Yashua also warned of TURBULENT TIMES to occur just before His landing on Mount of Olives to liberate Jerusalem and secure David's Throne (leading to Israel's deliverance).
We know that certain prophecies were not to be fulfilled until these "last days." Therefore their sealed messages weren't to break their silence until appointed time (Dan. 12:9). With advent of nuclear age, we've been living, for first time in history, with weapons of mass destruction that can erase all life from off planet Earth! (Matt. 24:21-22).
The early Church preached Gospel, but within framework of addressing issues and concerns of their time and place. For example, they emphasized Yashua's necessary death and resurrection. The biblical approach is to offer "meat in due season," custom-made messages. tailored for times, "becoming all things to all men," using current events as a prop and a podium. They preached Christ and Him crucified, and didn't deal with Yashua's prophecy about Jerusalem's imminent fall and Temple's destruction. Why? Because it wouldn't affect daily lives and national affairs of their Gentile audience.
However, today European Beast is taking shape and form before us, while American, British and Jewish peoples continue their nosedive to oblivion. Both of these intertwined events were clearly prophesied (Lev. 26; Deut. 28). And it's only with our God-given understanding of biblical prophecy that we can see where these trends are rapidly heading. Both Daniel and Book of Revelation reveal a Gentile confederation of nations to emerge upon world scene just before Messiah comes, wrecking havoc upon Israel and opposing Heavenly Army (Dan.7; Rev. 13; 17).
These prophesied headlines will directly affect lives of every member of God's Church and Israelite nations! We're living in prophesied time of a knowledge explosion, of mass transit and rapid communication, and have truly become a global village (Dan. 12:4). Therefore these "geopolitical" prophecies are most personal and pertinent!
It was necessary for God to first identify Israel today (the so-called lost 10 Tribes) so Church could deliver His message to them, preserved by Prophets for our time. We're to warn sinful Israelite nations that Holocaust was only a preview of what's to come! Many different groups and organizations (for better and for worse) have helped to restore Israel's identity. But Herbert W. Armstrong was most influential, through his inspiring book The United States and Britain in Prophecy, as God ordained (Isa. 49:6). How else could we go with Gospel to "lost sheep of House of Israel" unless God directed us? How could we warn about imminent "Time of Jacob's Trouble" unless God sent us?
Many professing-Christian ministries today are still lost in their own little religious worlds (Ezek 34:4-5). They still don't know or care who Israel is or reject our identity (yet express interest in our Jewish brethren), although God expects His shepherds to help remind Israel of our biblical roots and responsibilities and regather them as "One Nation Under God," a truly "United Kingdom" (Ezek.37:22). It appears that they're happy believing they're Gentiles (with their counterfeit Christianity/Gentile religion) and don't want to return to Bibilical ways and days, preferring their perverted scatter-brain traditions (Hos. 1:9).
As brought out in my timely book, Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall, "Christ referred to WORLD WAR III as GREAT TRIBULATION (Matt. 24:21-22). He'd given an outline of prophetic events to occur just prior to His Second Coming. Although we can't know exact time or date, we can know when it's very near!"
Yashua taught that end time would be very similar to Noah's time and how it was in Sodom and Gomorrha. Didn't Noah know what was about to happen? Wasn't Lot warned about imminent destruction? YES! Biblical precedent provides proof that God's People won't be left without a clue! (Amos 3:7).
God's Church, His called-out ones (drafted to be delightfully different and wonderfully weird, living "ahead of our time"), are called Children of Light (I Pet. 4:4; I Thes. 5:1-6). We haven't been left in dark, in stark contrast to those around us who know latest weather report but miss significance of times! Too many remain oblivious to fact that a EUROPEAN STORM IS BREWING! (Matt. 16:2-3). Many won't realize it until it HITS HOME and they're devastated!