Notes from Pr. Farag
Mid-East Prophecy Update – April 27th, 2014
- For today’s prophecy update I would like to talk about the prophetic significance of some recent and major developments concerning Israel.
- It seems in the last several weeks, especially this last week with it being Resurrection Sunday, much has happened as it relates to Israel.
- I’ll start with last Thursday, April 24th, and sort of work backwards to provide an update on what’s happened, then I’ll explain what it means.
I’ll draw your attention to this BBC headline, “Hamas and Fatah unveil Palestinian reconciliation deal.” “Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation … Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier said Mr Abbas would have to choose between peace with Israel and peace with Hamas. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27128902
Wednesday, April 23rd, The Balfour Post ran an article titled, “Jerusalem is not up for grabs.” “US Secretary of State John Kerry has blamed the sudden deadlock in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Israel’s plans to build additional apartments in a southern Jerusalem neighborhood... http://balfourpost.com/jerusalem-is-not-up-for-grabs/
Wednesday, April 16th, The Jerusalem Post reported on a Temple Mount riot in Jerusalem in which hundreds of Palestinians clashed with police. “Amid heightened tensions between Palestinians and Israelis as peace talks falter, … violence erupted Wednesday morning as soon as police opened the gate to the Temple Mount to visitors gathered from around the globe. … Following Wednesday’s riot – the third of its kind in less than two weeks – thousands of Jews from across the country and from abroad congregated at the nearby Western Wall to observe Passover.” http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Temple-Mount-riot-in-Jerusalem-Two-police-officers-lightly-injured-348620
Then there was this USA Today article titled, “Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine.” Here’s what they had to say, “Jews were handed leaflets that ordered the city's Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee "or else have their citizenship
revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated…" Another news agency reported on it this way, “Concerns have been raised after a leaflet reminiscent of Nazi Germany was distributed in Donetsk demanding that Jews over 16 should register with the authorities.” http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/04/17/jews-ordered-to-register-in-east-ukraine/7816951/
- Be that as it may, let’s now turn a corner and take a look at what all of this means in terms of it’s prophetic significance related to scripture.
- While I realize this is fast becoming a firm grasp of the obvious, the entire world is against this little country of Israel reborn in May of 1948.
- In a sense, this is the quintessential battle between the giant Goliath of the entire world and the little David of Israel and that’s a good thing.
- The reason I say that is because the eerily similar parallels, which we’ve actually been studying in-depth Thursday nights, in 1 Samuel 17.
- Just as David, against all odds, was miraculously victorious over Goliath, Jesus, our greater than David, will be victorious over the enemy.
- And, this is evidenced in how David is a type of Christ, which is what I would like to briefly share with you in closing, if you wouldn’t mind.
DAVID JESUS SCRIPTURES
David was called God’s firstborn Jesus was the only begotten firstborn Psa 89:27, Col 1:15
David was born in Bethlehem Jesus was born in Bethlehem 1 Sam 16, 17:12 Ru 4:22, Mic 5:2, Mat 2:1
David was a shepherd of sheep Jesus is the good shepherd of people 1 Sam 16, John 10
David had a heart after God Jesus has the heart of God 1 Sam 16,1 Kin 11:4, John 5,10, Col 1, Phi 2
David was taken from a lowly place Jesus came from a lowly place 1 Sam 16, Mat 2, John 1:46, Isa 7:15, 53:2
David was anointed king Jesus is the anointed King of kings 1 Sam 16:13, 2 Sam 2.4, Ac 4:27, 1 Tim 6:15
David was not expected to be king Jesus was not expected to be the Messiah 1 Sam 16, John 7:27
David was sent to the battle by his father Jesus was sent to this world by the Father 1 Sam 17:17, John 3:16, 1 John 4:14
David was the 8th son of Jesse Jesus is the (new beginning) Son of God 1 Sam 16:10-11, 2 Cor 5:17, John 1:1-14
David brought bread to his brothers Jesus is the bread of life for His brethren 1 Sam 17:17, John 6:35
David was sent with 10 loaves and cheeses Jesus was sent to fulfill the law (“10”) 1 Sam 17:17-18, Mat 5:17
David had 3 brothers in the battlefield Jesus spent 3 days in the tomb 1 Sam 17:14, Mat 12:40
David is rejected and scorned by his brothers Jesus is rejected by His Jewish brethren 1 Sam 17:28-30, John 1:11, 7:5
David came to land Israel had lost Jesus came to seek and save what was lost 1 Sam 17:1-3, Luke 19:10
David heard Goliath challenge Israel Jesus heard the devil challenge and test Him 1 Sam 17:23, Mat 4:1-11
David is sent after 40 days to the battlefield Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the wilderness 1 Sam 17:16, Mat 4:1-11
David was Israel’s only representative in battle Jesus is our only representative against Satan 1 Sam 17:8-11, Rom 5:18-19
David answered to Goliath saying give me a man Jesus didn’t answer Pilate saying behold the man 1 Sam 17:10, John 19:5
David defeated the beasts of a lion and bear prior Jesus will defeat the beast both lion and bear 1 Sam 17: 34, Dan 7
David defeated the Philistine with only one rock Jesus will defeat Satan as the one and only Rock 1 Sam 17:50, Psa 78:35, 42:9, 89:26
David brought salvation with one rock out of five Jesus is our Rock of salvation by grace (“5”) 1 Sam 17:40-50, Eph 2:8-9
David kills 6 cubits high-6 armor-600 shekels weight Jesus kills the beast whose number is 666 1 Sam 17:4-7, Rev 13:15-18, 19:20-21
David uses Goliath’s sword to cut off his head Jesus kills with the sword from His mouth 1 Sam 17:51, Rev 19:21
David receives an inheritance and a bride Jesus is our inheritance and we are His bride 1 Sam 17:25, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 2 Cor 11:2
David frees Israel from slavery to the Philistines Jesus frees us from slavery to sin 1 Sam 17:9, John 8:36, Rom 8:2
David took the Philistine’s head to Jerusalem Jesus crushed the serpents head in Jerusalem 1 Sam 17:54, Gen 3:15, John 19:30
David won the victory was good news that’s spread Jesus won our victory the good news is spread 1 Sam 17:52-53, Mark 16:15, Phi 1:3-5
David had it asked about him whose son is this Jesus has it asked about Him whose son is He 1 Sam 17:55, Mat 22:42
Matthew 22:42 "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied.
1 Samuel 17:55 When Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is
this youth?" And Abner said, "As your soul lives, O king, I do not know."