John Hagee - Israel: Gods Prophetic Clock
Today we open the Word of God and take a look at the world tomorrow. The world is fascinated about the future of planet earth. The rich and the powerful are digging underground cities, looking over their shoulders at the possibility of a nuclear mushroom cloud forming on the horizon.
Will Russia once again become the mighty, USSR? I'll tell you: they're planning on it.
Will Iran attack Israel with new super weapons that have been made possible by the 150 billion dollar donation made by Barak Obama?
Will there be a major terrorist attack in America by terrorists who are not coming but are already here?
Will Israel be ready for the coming war in the Middle East?
Will North Korea launch an intercontinental ballistic missile targeted for New York city?
Will the global financial markets crash, leaving the world swimming in absolute poverty and chaos?
The wall street journal said the entitlements of our nation guarantees that. Are the Gog/Magog wars about to explode between Israel and Iran? On February 9th of this year, Iran launched a drone from Syria into Israel. When that drone penetrated Israel's air space, it was shot down by an Israeli apache helicopter. The Israeli electronics followed it from the moment it was launched. Israel responded by sending jets into Syria to destroy the Iran base in Syria that launched that drone. The base was destroyed. One Israeli jet was shot down, the first one in 36 years.
The significance of that is that the Russians were there, because the arabs haven't shot anything down, ever. Israel launched a counter attack, knocking out four Syrian command posts, eight Iranian command posts, Israel's strongest military response in 30 years. The point is, when Israel is involved in major warfare, pay attention, because the eye of God is on Jerusalem every day. That's the word of God. Why pay attention? Because God has said in his book, "He that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps". "Keepeth" is a military term. Israel has a defender sitting in the heavens, watching every army, every missile, every plane, every circumstance.
God has a set time to deal with the nations of the world. And Israel is God's prophetic clock. That clock does not start moving until the Jewish people get in the land. I believe we are watching the birth pains of the Gog/Magog wars of Ezekiel 38. Why should you care? Because the rapture of the church of Jesus Christ happens just before the Gog/Magog wars. Read with me Psalm 102:13. Ready? "You will arise and have mercy on Zion. For the time to favor her, yes, the set time has come". Look at that last verse, "The set time has come".
Father God, we gather in the house of the Lord today to honor you, to worship you, to read your word, and to proclaim it. Now let this congregation and America, and the world, recognize that we are living in the final moments of the dispensation of grace: and that the king of glory is coming with all of his power and glory. And let us be prepared for the meeting in the air. In Jesus' name, we pray. And all of God's children said, amen.
You may be seated. Your life and the life of a nation can change dramatically and instantly in one day, a set time. Several weeks ago, Diana glanced at her cell phone and smiled at me. And that's always a good sign. That we've been invited to the White House to have dinner with president Trump. We had met the president a few weeks before in the oval office when we went to see the vice president of the United States, Mr. Pence. And I want to tell you Mr. Pence is a righteous and godly man, and America's fortunate to have him. We were asking the vice president to be the keynote speaker for our Christians United for Israel, july summit in Washington, D.C. This past year, which he most assuredly did.
We had waited for the vice president to come in for about an hour. And just when I thought the vice president was not coming in, he entered the room, he shook hands, and he apologized for being late and working hard on a project that had been delayed. I said, "There's no apologies necessary, mr. Vice president. Inasmuch as nothing has been done in Washington for the past eight years, I'm sure you're behind on a lot of things". And then he said, "The boss is here and wants to see you". I said, "Your wife"? He said, "No. The president wants to see you". I went and told Diana, who was sitting at the couch. I said, "The president wants to see you and I, so let's go". She said, "Now"? I said, "Yes, right now".
And so we walked down the hall, and we walked by one of the largest guards I've ever seen in my life. And we went into the oval office, and the president was there behind that desk you see on television, with a stack of those black folders, signing things into law that change our lives forever. And he saw us, and he greeted us very warmly. And he got up and talked to Diana and myself. And he said, "Let's have some fun. Let's take pictures". So Diana went out. She had her cell phone, and I was talking to the president, and her hands were shaking with her cell phone. She's trying to take the picture. The vice president went out to where she was, took it from her hands, and said, "Let me help you". And I said, "This is really a moment I'd love to have on film".
The vice president of the United States is helping my wife take a picture. So at that moment, the professional photographer stepped miraculously out of no where and started taking all of the picture for which we are glad, so that we would have good ones for that special memory and time. But three weeks later, we got an invitation to go to the White House to have supper with the president. We flew to Washington, D.C., and checked and rechecked through layers of security to get to the dining room in the White House. The president entered the room, he clapped his hands, he gave a huge smile and a warm greeting, and we all sat down and began to talk.
Now let me say this about the president. He is warm. He is gracious. This man is trying to do his best for America with all of the resistance he's getting. President Donald Trump loves America and he loves Israel. He's a compassionate man. But if you attack him, hang onto your hat, partner. You've not heard the last of it. Within minutes, the conversation turned to Israel and Jerusalem. And he said a question. He said, "Do you think the arabs will go to war if I recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel"? Because many of his generals did. I said, "No, sir. I think it will be exactly the opposite".
I said, "I think you're pronouncing that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel will make the cause of peace be advanced". And I said, "Every time you invite the Palestinians to come to the peace table, they always whine and complain, because they say, "Well Jerusalem is not ours, so we can't do it". I said, "The minute you should take Jerusalem off the table: that will suck the oxygen out of the room. They no longer have a problem". He liked that idea. So I said, "Mr. President, let me share with you a verse from the Bible that perfectly describes the historic moment we're living". And I had one of the John Hagee ministry prophecy Bibles that I left with him. But I said, "God does everything on a set time, and he specially with Israel".
I read to him Leviticus 25:10 and 11. It says that God measures time in modules of 50 years. And those 50-year modules are called "The year of jubilee". I said, "Mr. President, in the Bible, good things happen in the year of jubilee for Israel". And I told him what they were. And I said, "With the understanding that the clock runs when the Jewish people are in the land. Let's go back to 1917, a year of jubilee when the British gave the balfour declaration, giving to Israel this magnificent piece of real estate that God promised them in the book of Genesis".
I said, "That was a jubilee year. Add 50 years to 1917 and you're at 1967. That was the six-day war when Israel defeated five arab armies who were armed to the teeth by Russia. And they won victoriously in six days. It doubled the size of Israel's land mass. Jerusalem was reunited with the state for the first time since 70 A.D. When titus and the Roman empire besieged it. 1967 was a war of miracles. It was a jubilee year".
I said, "Then add 50 to 1967, and you have 2017, this year, Mr. President. This year, you are standing on the stage of history in a jubilee year. You are standing on the threshold of political immortality. Exactly like Harry Truman recognized Israel as a state in eleven minutes after Ben-Gurion bounded up the steps of the art museum in Tel Aviv, you will be remembered a hundred years from now, not about the fake news attacks, not about the Russians hacking our computers. They will remember that you declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel". I said, "This is the set time. Now is the set time to honor Israel. And God will bless you and scatter your enemies".
And we ate dinner and talked about a number of things. And when we finished, he stood up, and he looked right at me, and he pointed his finger at me just like this. He said, "Other presidents have promised you and failed you. But I will not fail you". A few days later, on December the 6th, president Trump declared to the world that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel, and forever it should be. He made a promise and he kept a promise. God bless you, Mr. President.
And now word has reached us that on may 14th, president Trump is going to put the first phase of the embassy on the day of Israel's statehood. This is supernatural stuff. The Bible says, "I will bless those who bless you". Look at the blessings that are pouring out on America right now. Our economy is exploding. The enemies of democracy are being exposed. Corruption is being exposed. It's been there for years. Now we're seeing it. Our military is being rebuilt. Our military is crushing ISIS. Our borders are becoming secure. Our infrastructure is being rebuilt. We have a president, who treats Israel like an ally and not like an enemy. Give God praise for that!
Supporting Israel is not a political issue: it's a Bible issue. It's not possible for you, who are watching this television program right now to say, "Well, I believe the Bible but I don't support Israel and the Jewish people". That's an oxymoron. It's not possible. Israel is the only nation in the history of the world that was created by a sovereign act of God. It's recorded in Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth". The word "Created" is the Hebrew word "Bara," which means to make from nothing. God did not come here and rearrange what was here. He came here and made something from nothing: therefore, he owned it. And as the owner of the world, he could do with it what he wanted.
After Adam and Eve failed him, after Noah's generation failed him, he found a man named Abraham, who would not fail him, who proved it by being willing to sacrifice his son on a stone altar. And he made a covenant with him, saying, "I'm going to give you this land to your descendants forever". Genesis 17:7 and 8, God speaking to Abraham, "And I will establish my covenant between you and me, and to your descendants after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant. And I will give you and your descendants after you all of the land of Canaan for an everlasting covenant".
This covenant for Abraham and his descendants to own the land of Israel is in the Bible 22 times. I can understand you missing it once or twice, but not 22 times. Israel must never be separated from the biblical roots, because to be separated from the biblical roots gives them no claim to the land. The God we serve does not break covenant. The Bible says, "I am the Lord that keeps covenant for a thousand generations". A generation, according to Genesis 15:16, is technically a hundred years. That's a hundred thousand years. But it actually translates, "I am the Lord that keeps covenant longer than forever". God's not in heaven, saying to the world, let's make a deal. God's in heaven, saying, this is the deal. And the deal is Israel owns that land. They do not occupy that land: they own that land! I gave it to them!
The media and historical revisionists are trying to separate Israel from their ancient Bible roots. And just about the time a major headline breaks, some archaeologist finds a stone, a bottle cap, or something that has the name of a Bible character at least 3.000 years olds, once again confirming that this land is God's land. The more secular we become, the more anti-Bible we become. And the more anti-Bible we become, the more anti-semitic we become.
When media types like Helen Thomas, say, "The Jewish people should not occupy the land of Israel: they should move to Europe," listen again, Israel is the only place God has ordained for the Jewish people to live. Again, they don't occupy that land: that land belongs to them! Give the Lord a shout of praise in the house of God! It's not Europe's call: it's God's call. It's not the U.N.'s call. It's not the ten-horn dictators there, who don't know the first principle of human rights to determine. It's not Iran's call. It's not the Palestinian's call. It's God's call. It has been made. It belongs to Israel forever!
The most controversial geopolitical question of our generation is: what about the Palestinian claim to the land? Very simple. God removed Ishmael, the father of arabs, the Palestinians, from the covenant of the land in Genesis 17:18 through 21. And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you". Abraham wanted Ishmael in the real estate deal. And the very next question, God says, no. "You're going to have a son and that son is going to get the land. However, I love Ishmael. And I will make him a nation of twelve princes. And he shall be very, very wealthy". Isaac got a real estate contract for the land of Israel. Ishmael was promised to be a nation of 12 princes and mighty wealth. Ishmael is called "OPEC" today. So when you go to Israel, you are blessing Isaac. And when you go home today and pay $3 a gallon for gas, you are blessing Ishmael. What can be more simple than that?
The Bible records of God's promise of national and personal blessings and of judgement of those who abuse the Jewish people. Look at history. Egypt drowned the Jewish male children in the nile. And God drowned Pharaoh and his Egyptian army in the Red Sea. God then killed the firstborn of every Egyptian house that did not have lamb's blood over the door. Obadiah 1:15 says, "For the day of the Lord upon all nations is near. As you have done it unto Israel, so shall it be done unto you". That's God's promise to the nations of the world. The day of the Lord is the day of judgment. It's the day of the great tribulation.
The historical evidence is Haman in Persia, which is modern day Iran. He built a gallows to hang the Jews on. He said, because they're different from us. He and his sons were hung on that very gallows, because what you do to the Jewish people, God will make sure is done to you. God is going to crush Iran in soon-coming Magog war. He is going crush Russia, and I'm going to tell you how. It's going to be the most awesome thing the world has ever seen. It's going to be what God did to Pharaoh look like ned in the first reader. Hang on.
Why shouldn't Americans care about this? Because America, through Barak Obama, has given 150 billion dollars to Iran, whose mantra is "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" and "Wipe Israel off the face of the earth". When Iran got that 150 billion dollars, they were on the verge of bankruptcy. But that 150 billion dollars from Barak Obama breathed new life into the greatest terrorist organization on the face of the earth. Moneys were given to Hamas and Hezbollah, who have sworn to kill the Jewish people. That money can build bombs. And that money can build super rockets with which to attack Israel.
War is coming in the Middle East and it's coming soon. And it's going to be the biggest thing you've ever seen. Russia and Iran are joined at the hip, according to Ezekiel 38. And they are planning an attack on Israel. Russia is not going to Israel for oil. There's a glut of oil through fracking. A military intelligence source in my office told me recently, "Israel has the only real estate in the world that has a warm-water access to the oceans of the world". Why would Russia be interested? Because at the top of the world where Russia's navy parks its ships is frozen in for four months out of the year. They cannot be a military super power if their navy is locked in. But Israel has a strip of dirt where you can reach the warm water oceans twelve months out of the year.
You sail out of Haifa through the Mediterranean sea: you're in the Atlantic. You sail out of Haifa and turn left, you're in the Indian ocean, and in the other oceans of the world. That little piece of real estate militarily is worth its weight in gold. As we speak right now, Russia is building a military airport 18 miles from Israel's northern border. Why would they be building a jet airstrip 18 miles from Israel's border. The only reason to have a military base for jet aircraft would be to assist Iran in a war against Israel, and that's coming soon. Look at a map. Iran, with Russia's help, is rapidly rebuilding the original Roman empire. It's purpose is to control the Middle East with Russia's help.
Listen. Iran trains, equips, and funds, the terrorist armies of Hamas and Hezbollah. An intelligence person told me that Hezbollah has 250.000 rockets with which they intend to flood the Iron Dome System that will not be able to stop them all. Terrorists, who have pledged to destroy America, are already here. And when that war starts over there, they want to start one here. But follow the money. Barak Obama gave 150 billion dollars. He loads up jets with cash to give Iran the money to fund Hezbollah, who are in America right now, seeking a base of operation to kill Americans. They have 90.000 fighters, who are trained by Iran, equal to any army on the earth.
How and why? Because Israel's next war is going to be instant. It's going to be full force. It's going to be brutal or Israel will not survive. It will not be a six-day war. It will be much longer. One house in every five in Gaza has a rocket launcher in it, aimed at Israel. Imagine Americans watching television seeing civilian houses being bombed. Public opinion in America will turn against Israel immediately. The point: Israel has the right to defend themselves. Israel has the right to exist. This is going to happen. And when that happens, don't be overwhelmed by fake news. Stand your ground and stand with Israel!
That's where you put the verse, "For Zion's sake, I will not keep silent. And for Jerusalem's sake, I will not remain quiet". God has a set time for the Gog/Magog wars, a set time. The appearance of four blood moons in history, and every one of them has to do with Israel's history. Let me give you the first one. In 1492, there was a blood moon. That blood moon is when the Jewish people were kicked out of spain by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Because Jews would not convert to Roman Catholicism, they were crucified, they were burned arrive. They were pulled in half on torture racks. It was called the Spanish inquisition.
Jews gave money and maps to Christopher Columbus, who in time, discovered America. And America became the home of the Jewish people. 1948, there was a blood moon. The State of Israel became a reality may 14, 1948. 1967 was another blood moon. Jerusalem was reunited with Israel. Now comes the final blood moon series that I have on display right here. This is the blood moon series I wrote the book about. Passover, April 15, '14: sukkot, September 8, '14. The solar eclipse, nissan one, passover, 4/4/15: sukkot, 9/28/15 when I wrote that book demonstrating that God holds control of the heavens.
The Bible says, "The heavens declare the glory of God". David said, "They speak unto us, unto day, and reveal knowledge to us by night". The three wise men followed a star at least 500 miles to where Jesus was born and the star stopped over the place where he was born. God controls the heavens. How do you have a blood moon? You have a blood moon when the sun shines through the earth's atmosphere, and it becomes a red moon. They have to be in perfect alignment to make that happen. Now get this: only God can make the sun, the earth, and the moon get in a perfect line. God established the dates for passover and sukkot thousands of years ago in the Bible.
Atheists just had a migraine over this book. Preachers didn't predict these four blood moons: NASA did! They're pretty smart folks over there. What's going to happen after the last blood moon? That was the question where I ended the book. I said, "Something will happen". And this book was on the shelf before the fourth blood moon came out. Then here's what happened. Exactly 13 days before the last blood moon, Russia moved out of the north part into the Middle East. That's what happened 13 days before.
The prophet Ezekiel predicted this when he said, "Then you", Ezekiel 38:15, "Then you will come out of your place out of the far north, you and many people with you". That would be Iran, Turkey, Ethiopia, the Islamic nations, and Libya. And you're going to come against Israel. Listen in verse 16. "You will come up against my people like a cloud in the latter days", that's now, "I will bring you up against my land", that's Israel, "So the nations of the world may be hallowed in you", Russia, "Before their eyes". That translates so the nations of the world will revere me. They will fear me, because I am the defender of Israel, and I'm going to go to war in behalf of Israel.
Now let me close this by getting all of these threads down to one thing. All of these nations are going to follow Israel and Iran in a massive land invasion of Israel. Russia, Iran, Syria, Ethiopia, and those nations that are mentioned in 38:5. There will be millions of people coming. God is doing it. He has a hook in their jaw. He's saying... Come here. You people, who have killed the Jews over centuries: you people, who have operated pogroms against them, threw them out of their houses, raped their daughters, killed their wives, come here. Put your stinking feet on this covenant soil and give me a reason to wipe you out.
And here's what Ezekiel says God's going to do. It's a three-act play. The first thing that's going to happen when all this Marching army comes in, please know that the nations of the world are going to say the Jews are going to be wiped out. And then God said, I'm going to cause the greatest earthquake the world has ever seen, so vast that the mountains of Israel are going to be melted down. God's going to cause an earthquake to come and swallow up about a third of that army. Whew! Good-bye. That's going to cause mass hysteria and confusion. Dust and dirt, and the earth trembling, nine armies and they're speaking nine languages on a very small piece of real estate.
The Bible says that, "Every man's sword will be turned against each other". That's a word for friendly fire in the military. They're going to open fire on each other, and they are going to wipe each other out. That's happened in Gideon's raid, by the way. And the last thing God's going to do to put his signature on it is that he's going to stone them, great hailstones. And the verbiage there means a stone that's about a hundred pounds in weight is going to come from heaven and pulverize the rest of that army. Ezekiel 39:2, King James version. Every other version wimps out but King James holds true. "I'm going to leave but a sixth part of you". That means five out of six are going to get killed, 84.
Why is one-sixth going to be left? Because God wants messengers to go back to those nations and say, hey, we went down there in the name of our god to wipe out the Jewish people, and the God of Israel wiped us out. The God of Israel, he is God. The God of Moses, he is God. Why should that interest you? You can see by watching the television and reading the headlines of the newspaper, the birth pains of the Gog/Magog war are about to happen. But there's something that happens before that. The trump of God is going to sound. The dead in Christ are going to rise. And we which are alive and remain shall be caught up to be with the Lord in the air.
Jesus said, "When you see these signs", what sign? When Israel goes home, when Jerusalem is rejoined, when Daniel 12:4 becomes a reality, when you see these signs, lift up your heads and rejoice: your redemption draweth nigh. Give the Lord praise in the house of God! Glory to his name! Glory to his name! Stand. But here's the essence of the good news: those of you who do not know him and are not ready to meet him, need to recognize that you are going to live forever in one of two places: in heaven with the Lord or in the fires of hell with the prince of darkness.
If you miss the rapture, here's what's going to happen, take notes, because some of you are going to need them. You're going to be given the chance to take the mark of the Antichrist in your right hand or your forehead. If you take that mark, the Bible says, you will lose your soul. If you don't take that mark, the Antichrist is going to cut your head off. Think about the options. Neither one of those are good. It's just so much easier to accept Jesus. And in your heart of hearts, you know you're not ready to meet the Lord. God loves you and he wants you to come home. He wants you to be saved. Whatever you've done, he's ready to forgive you. But you need to be willing.
Say, I have sinned and I have come short of the glory of God. With your heads bowed and your eyes closed, how many of you in this room can slip your hand up, and say, pastor, I am not ready to meet the Lord, but I want to get ready right now, because I know he could come at any time. Can I see your hand in this room? God bless you and God bless you. Thank you. Thank you. If you really, really mean you want to be a born-again Christian, would you please come forward and pray this prayer with me? So if you want to know the Lord, I want you to come forward, as pastor matt sings the song. And we're going to have an altar call. Come. Come now.
If you raised your hand, come on. Come out of the balcony. We'll wait for you. Come on, some of you over here. Some of you over here, come on. We'll wait for you. See how beautiful this is. Give the Lord a shout of praise in the house. I want everyone who's here, everyone in the audience, and those of you watching by television, wherever you are, there's no distance in prayer. I don't care what your circumstance is, God loves you. Jesus will forgive you. I want you to pray this prayer. And I want you to mean it from the depth of your heart. Can we pray it together.
Heavenly Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I ask you to forgive me of all of my sin. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness. From this day forward, I want to serve you with all of my heart, soul, mind, and body. Lord Jesus Christ, this is the best day of the rest of my life. I'm with you and you're with me. I am saved by the blood of Jesus. Amen.