|What In the World Is Going On?: 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore
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Is the current economic and political crisis actually prophesied in the Bible? ? If so, what are we to do about it?? It is hard to piece together all this information in a way that gives a comprehensive picture of what the end times will look like. That's why so many theories abound.?And that's why Dr. David Jeremiah has written?What In the World Is Going On?,?a unique book that cuts through the hundreds of books and numerous theories to identify the essential 10 most important bible prophecies.?There is no other book like this.? You'll find it the ultimate study tool for understanding the future. You'll have a greater sense of comfort that, even in these crazy times,? God is indeed in control. If bible prophecy as always been a mystery to you, Dr. Jeremiah's book will help you solve the mystery.? At last, bible prophecy can make sense, and make a difference.? It's never been more important.?? What In the World Is Going On? is shocking and eye-opening but essential reading in these turbulent days.
Brings bible prophecy to light on:
- The oil crisis
- The resurgence of Russia
- The new axis of evil
- The importance of Israel
- The new powers of the European Union
- Excellent Book -- Get It!
This book is a must read for anyone who wants to make sense of the current events in light of Biblical prophesy. The pieces of the puzzle come together in such a clear way when presented in light of God's truth. I plan on buying a copy for every member of my extended family. ...more info
- What in the world is going on
This book by David Jeremiah is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the current events in the world today and the hope for the future!...more info
- A Book All Should Read
New York Times best selling author Dr. David Jeremiah's newest release is, "What in the World is Going On: Ten Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore." I'm a fan of both Dr. Jeremiah and prophecy, so I started this book with the expectation I would not be disappointed.
This book is a treasure. It's in simple language explaining both Biblical example and prophetic statements that are typically not easy to communicate. I found the book easy to read and comprehend. Dr. Jeremiah used practical examples we all can relate to, historical stories, political examples and the most important proof of all, God's word. You do not need a Seminary or Political degree to relish this book.
I believe this book is definitely for those who call on Jesus as Savior, for those who are wondering, and for those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus nor care to.
For those who do not nor care to, the reader will most likely walk away feeling overwhelmed and possibly in despair. What I love about Dr. Jeremiah is his style. He gives the facts as the Bible shares them, and instead of passing off condemnation, he offers hope through a personal relationship in Christ. Again, it's not David Jeremiah's sermon, it's Biblical.
For those who have a relationship with Christ, my guess is you will long for the day to be with the Lord even more, but you will have a heavy heart for those you love who don't share that faith.
You might also want to argue some of the points, but again, I find between the Bible, history, political and current events, we can't duck in the sand anymore. When I think of everything Israel has been through, I know I only have a glimpse, yet I feel the United States should be following the military and security examples Israel out of necessity has in place. The world's troubles can be traced right back to the Bible. People want to know the end. Well although there is mystery to Revelation, there is so much in our technology and world affairs that are making it clear. David Jeremiah is right. We have clues we cannot afford to ignore.
Here are the clues he shares:
The Israel Connection
The Crude Awakening
Modern Europe...Ancient Rome
Vanished Without a Trace
Does America Have a Role in Prophecy?
When One Man Rules the World
The New Axis of Evil
Arming for Armageddon
The Return of the King
Also: Jewish population statistics and June 2007 Conventional Oil Reserves by Country.
This book by Thomas Nelson publishers is a must read for all. Even if readers disagree, it hopefully would send the reader, no matter what their faith background is, to the Bible to see for themselves....more info
- A Christian Fundamentalist's flag to wave
Reverand Jeremiah has penned one more book for the Christian Fundamentalists who believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible and hold the opinion that the Book of Revelations is an accurate forecaster of the "end times". He is but one of a long line of authors who have been crying "The end is near!". This was the opinion of Christ's desciples nearly two thousand years ago. Even they had to finally give up beating the drum. If Rev. Jeremiah truly believed the end is just around the corner, why does he charge for his book. He won't have time to spend the royalties. Freddy Joe from Protem, Mo....more info
- Very informative and helpful book!
I bought this book hoping that it would help answer some questions I had about the time we live in as it relates to Biblical prophecy. I was not disappointed. The book is well-written and easy to understand. I appreciated the scripture references and the author's notes to other written material for my further study. I highly recommend this book for the person who wants a good explanation of the "end times." ...more info
- Informative and Educational
Well written. Factual. Most informative. It is an eye opener to what is happening in the world and what Christians can expect. Not to be ignored, possibly with enough readers this book will be the wake up call America needs to stop the downward spiral towards a more liberal environment. ...more info
- A Must-Read Book!
David Jeremiah accurately and forcefully brings to the reader current world events in light of biblical prophecy. This is a "must-read" for every person who seeks a proper world view in the times which we live! ...more info
- Provides great insight in these turbulent times!
I bought this book based on a friend's recommendation after we were discussing end times events. David Jeremiah has done a great job of sighting Scripture to explain what is happening in our world today. This book validates what the Bible says, and beckons readers to choose the right path--the one that leads to eternal life in heaven. Mary Singer Wick, author of "My Heart's Desire: A Journey Toward Finding Extravagant Love". ...more info
- Good writing
This book was a quick read. He kept things interesting and easy to understand. It is a very current book, I believe he wrote it in January 2008 and it was just released in October. Some of the issues I hoped he would have elaborated on, but overall he did a great job with this writing and I would recommend it....more info
- Endtimes Prophecy
I watched Dr. Jeremiah's series on TV and was pleased to see Amazon offer the book so quickly. I recommend this product highly....more info
Great book if you are trying to make sense of everything going on around us....more info
- It's the End of the World as We Know It...not.
As so many evangelicals of his genre, Jeremiah has made millions of dollars writing books about what he believes the Bible means for the rest of us. Tell me, Good Reverend. How will you explain your zillion dollar home in Southern California and your luxury lifestyle to Jesus when he comes back and finds you basking in your wealthy spoils? His church, Shadow Mountain Community Cult in El Cajon rakes in a fortune from yuppie Christians who need a megachurch and a leader like Jeremiah to lead them because evangelicals don't think for themselves. As I've said so many times before to these mental midgets, the Bible is not your book alone to interpret. But apparently panic sells. And the rapture is big business. I just wish Jesus would come back and take these merry fools back to heaven so the rest of us free thinkers can have the planet to ourselves. Anybody remember Hale Bopp? ...more info
- What In The World Is Going On?
This book is excellent. It is pertinent to today's society. It is contemporary and acurate in its physical, political, and economic assertions and facts.
Dr. Donald R. Suttles...more info
- What's going on in the church?
David Jeremiah is a wonderful teacher of the Bible. I enjoy his show on Sunday morning. His book presents many views that are subject to various interpretations. Jesus only cited one prophet when he spoke of the end of the world, which was Daniel. If an issue was an issue to Christ it should be an issue to us. So what did Jesus say about the end of the world?
The essence of the teaching of Christ was to be ready for his coming, not when he was coming. Jesus taught his disciples to be very concerned about performing their duties in the church to be ready for his coming.
When the disciples asked Jesus what shall be the sign of your coming and the end of the world, Christ responds with when you see the Antichrist you've been left behind. Why? Because if you see the Antichrist you just missed your flight. Jesus said in the same day or night the Antichrist is seen by the disciples, two shall be in the field and one shall be taken and the other will remain. For those who remain, Jesus said abandon all your possessions and head for the hills. Christ gave these instructions so that the disciples (the church now) would have a better chance of avoiding apprehension and arrest by the Antichrist regime.
So Jesus gives them many parables illustrating what his disciples should be doing to be ready for his coming. It's all about performance of duties in the church. It has nothing to do with speculating whose jockeying for position in the middle east. Spiritual speculators are a dime a dozen and worth even less because they focus on non-issues and forsake the major issues of the gospel of Christ. The major issue according to Christ is being a good and faithful servant and never saying in your heart my Lord delays his coming. Christ always ends these parables with the truth about those who fail to perform their duties to make us remember we must serve Christ with all our heart to be ready. Jesus didn't stop there, he also gave notice of what the results would be for the servants who fail to perform their duties. They are cast out into the tribulation and beaten with stripes. The wise and the faithful come from the east and the west and enter into the kingdom of God, and the negligent remain to endure the tribulation. This is the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the Word of the Lord. It brings all other doctrines into perspective that spoil the church such as the deceitful prosperity doctrines that corrupt the churches.
The greatest gift I can offer you is the gift of the truth. Believe the gospel with all your heart and be faithful unto him, or be cast out into tribulation when the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night. ...more info
- Well-written, not as well-researched
David Jeremiah's book, What in the World is Going On? is written with a general audience in mind. To that end, Jeremiah does an absolutely wonderful job of writing clearly and concisely about current world events in light of end-times biblical prophecy. The book is really easy to read, and that is saying something in dealing with a subject that is so often dealt with in an overly complicated way.
With that said, the great strength of the book, its clarity, fed its greatest weakness, a lack of careful research. His research of current events seems thorough enough, but his engagement of biblical scholarship seems very minimal. In the area of prophecy, he really only references Tim LaHaye and John Walvoord, with a few quotes thrown in from well-known preachers of the past (Spurgeon, Havner, Pink). Jeremiah stays within one particular strain of evangelicalism (pretrib, premillennial)to derive his insights without any consideration of other legitimate approaches to biblical prophecy. For example, the great majority of the church throughout history has believed that the church will go through the great tribulation and that there is no "rapture" but only one secong coming of Christ (see Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, p. 1135). Yet there is no discussion of possibilities other than the ones espoused by Jeremiah so that his presentation seems to convey the thought that his is the one and only legitimate path of biblical interpretation. Perhaps his purpose in reaching a general audience prevented him from engaging opposing views but to me this is a weakness of the book. For my money, the titles in the Zondervan series like The Meaning of the Millennium or Four Views of the Book of Revelation are much more worthwhile for really engaging the text of Scripture.
- Great Bible teaching, but too specific with predictions
"What in the world is going on?" is a summary of Dr. David Jeremiah's teaching on biblical prophecy and current events from a dispensational perspective. From all the alliteration and parallel construction, it is obvious that Dr. Jeremiah put together 10 sermons that he preached on this topic and compiled them in book form for this publication. To be completely transparent before I review his work, you need to know that I am a fellow graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and a committed dispensationalist in my view of Scripture and eschatology. With all that in mind, let's talk about Dr. Jeremiah's latest book...
First, let's review what really works in this book. Dr. Jeremiah, because he writes not just from an academic perspective, but a pastoral perspective, is conscious in each chapter to discuss the practical applications of his eschatological views. I agree with Dr. Jeremiah's conviction that biblical prophecy has huge implications for the daily life of the Christian believer, and he does a great job of taking time at the end of each chapter to discuss what his theological views mean for everyday life.
Another positive in this book is Dr. Jeremiah's faith in the truthfulness of Scripture. Even if you disagree with his hermeneutic or his interpretation of modern events in light of biblical prophecy, you leave the book with the strong sense that Dr. Jeremiah believes every word of the Bible to be trustworthy. His strong faith encourages the reader to have a higher view of the Word - always a good mark in my opinion.
With regards to the individual chapters, I felt like his discussion about Israel and his discussion about Islam were the most helpful. The unique place that dispensationalism holds in evangelical theology is related to its view that God is not done with the nation of Israel, but that He will completely fulfill his promises to them when Jesus returns to the earth. Dr. Jeremiah is definitely in that stream of teaching (a lot of the book feels like an updated version of Dr. Walvoord's writings), and he does a good job of helping the reader understand how the nation of Israel fits into end-time prophecies. After the chapter on Israel, the chapter on Islam was the most powerful in my mind - maybe because it contained the most new information to me. The startling detail about the nature of Islamic teaching always makes me pause and pray.
Not everything about the book is a home-run, however. Though I agree with Dr. Jeremiah's theology, his book is a good reminder of the danger of getting too specific in identifying the players, the motives, and the dates of end-time prophecy. Every dispensationalist in the 1940's was sure that Hitler was the Antichrist and that the end was near. Every book about the end-times over the last 20 years has had a section about oil and the impact that the energy markets will have on the end times. Dr. Jeremiah devotes a whole chapter to this topic, and I'm sure when he wrote it in May-June and oil was $140 a barrel, it made total sense to him. Of course, oil is now back to $40 a barrel and his insights don't seem that timely.
My point here is simply to say that our theological beliefs need to be informed by historical awareness. Every generation looks for signs of the times, as they should, but the point I think from Jesus' generalized teachings is that we should be ready all the time, knowing that His return could come at any point. When teachers attempt to identify the countries that will attack Israel and the place that the Antichrist comes from, I believe they are speaking more specifically than the Scriptures. Dr. Jeremiah uses prophecies from Ezekiel and Daniel to speak to end-time players and the sequences of events. The problem with doing that (in my humble opinion) is that we are reading our 21st century worldview into an ancient document (with a 6th century BC worldview). If the end comes tomorrow, Dr. Jeremiah may end up being a genius. But history is full of prophecy readers who were sure they were close to the end, proclaimed it boldly, yet were terribly wrong. Do we want to hang our credibility as Christians on our ability to predict the end-times?
I personally don't. I want to be very humble in my handling of biblical prophecy, and teach it and preach it in light of how many before me have been so wrong. This doesn't mean that we can't have a conviction about what Scripture is teaching; it just means we need to be extremely careful lest we speak with more specificity than the Bible itself....more info
- Biblical Prophecy - 10 Things We Need to Know
What in the world is going on? Now there's a question only God can answer, and fortunately He's given us some great clues in His Word.
By reading Dr. David Jeremiah's book "What in the World is Going On?" I soaked up 10 prophetic clues that enlightened me about happenings in Israel, about the price of oil and offered insight from the books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Matthew and Revelation.
This book is not one to sit down in one night and read through, but rather I made notes, looked at the references from Scripture, and discussed the concepts with my husband. And I quickly learned I need a better understanding of history in general as well as the Old Testament to grab all this book has to offer.
With the constant reminder from Dr. Jeremiah, to watch, work and wait; I spent weeks relishing this book. It was a great reminder that despite the headlines, or how chaotic life appears; God is dependable and His Word is reliable.
Did you know that from 1901 to 2007, a total of 777 Nobel Prizes and 176 of those were awarded to Jews. That's less than two-thirds of 1 percent of the total population, which means 22.6 percent of all the Nobel Prizes went to Jews. Why do I feel this important?
Look at Genesis 12: 1-3, where God made a binding covenant with Abraham, who was the father of the Jewish nation. Israel is important because the fulfillment of God's covenant with Abraham will affect every one of us.
Then the book takes me through America's quest for oil, to modern Europe, to Islamic Terrorism, to the Rapture of the Church, to seeing if America has a role in prophecy, to the Antichrist, to a new axis of evil, to Armageddon, to the return of Jesus the King.
I will keep this book handy, to re-read the chapters and to soak up more information, statistics and details. There is so much to absorb, one reading is not enough for this type of book. It was hard journey for me, in that I found myself ignorant of what is really going on in the world. It was a great reminder that I should strive to understand more of God's prophetic messages in His Word.
Dr. Jeremiah summed it up nicely when he said, God intends for people to recognize Him as the Lord God of heaven, whose name is holy, whose glory fills the universe, and whom men must recognize as sovereign if they are to find the peace and joy He desires for His people. (See page 185).
I highly recommend this book. Dr. Jeremiah takes the current events and shows how they connect to Bible prophecies. So much information, yet he writes the details in a way even I can understand them. And no, I won't lend this book out, I expect to read it again soon. ...more info
If you've ever wondered if there's really a connection between the Bible and "real" life, here's your answer. The author makes sense of current events in the light of scriptural prophecy. A must read for both fundamental Christians and unbelievers as well(if you're not afraid to hear what others believe). The author's analysis of current events and the ultimate future outcome makes sense. Well worth the price! ...more info
- What in Hell is going on? I was clueless until this book!
"Suzanne" writes: "I love David Jeremiah, so this review is very difficult for me to write, because I find myself having to be critical of his work."
I, too, love David Jeremiah. (and JESUS loves him!). But unlike Suzanne and Jesus, this review will not be difficult for me to write, because I believe Jeremiah's book is spot-on accurate about these End Times in which we live.
Read the Bible! When it came to accuracy, clarity, and specificity, the Twelve Apostles, plus Paul, could not hold a candle to David Jeremiah. The apostles - and I'm telling no tales out of school here, everyone knew it - were pretty clueless when they ventured into prophecy. Paul's favourite device was to "prophesy in tongues" (1 Cor. 14:18). I don't mean the Latin or Greek or Aramaic or English tongue. When the apostle Paul prophesied "in tongues," it was always something like "Jimoogah schlepotnik corn chenvoth na-na heeper gongalopp" (Acts 19:6). Then something terrible would happen, such as a lunar eclipse, and Paul would say, "Aha! it has fallen out just as the holy Ghost predicted, through me, when I spoke in tongues last week, at the Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting!" (1 Cor. 12-14).
There were just two prophecies that all twelve apostles plus Paul ever agreed upon:
Question 1. When will Jesus return to Earth?
Correct answer: "Any minute now; but certainly by 80 CE, before this first generation of disciples dies out. And once Jesus makes his move, the world will be ended before you can say 'Jimmy crack corn and I don't care!'" (1 Cor. 7:29-31, 10:11, 15:51-52; 1 Thes. 4:15-17, 5:1-11; 1 Peter 4:7, 1 John 1:18, my paraphrase).
Question 2. How will Jesus return to Earth?
Correct answer: "He will come like a cat-burglar in the night, shooting as a lightning bolt from east to west, then dropping from a cloud over Jerusalem, like a vulture onto a carcass" (q.v., Peter, 2 Peter 3:10; John, Revelation 3:3, Paul, 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4).
The reason that twelve out of twelve apostles, plus Paul, got that second prophecy right is that Jesus had promised: "I will come again like a cat-burglar in the night, shooting as a lightning bolt from east to west, then dropping from a cloud over Jerusalem, like a vulture onto a carcass!" (Matt. 24:27-28, 43). So that was a pretty good hint, straight from the Lord's own mouth.
And the reason twelve out of twelve apostles, plus Paul, got the first answer wrong is that Jesus had also promised: "This very generation will see the end of the universe, when these things are fulfilled! Many of these my disciples standing here today will not die, but shall see me returning from Heaven, in power and glory, to judge all mankind" (Matt. 16:27-28, 21:34, 26:64; Mark 9:1, 13:30, 14:62; Luke 9:27, 21:26-35).
Unfortunately, the apostles never knew when Jesus was truly serious and when he was just toying with their heads - but is that Jesus' fault?
Okay, maybe it is. But Jesus reserves the right to say whatever is necessary to keep his disciples on their toes. If he had said, "Sorry, boys, but I may be gone for some time, at least two thousand years," the disciples would have quit the missionary work and gone fishing - which is what most of them did, anyway; or they would have done something even worse, such as fornication.
On the third big prophetic question - "Why will Jesus return" - not one of the apostles could come up with a convincing reason. So they took a vote, and this is answer that won: "to burn the Earth to a cinder!" (Luke 12:49, 21:22; 2 Peter 3:10-12; Rom.12:19; 2 Thes. 1:8; Heb. 10:30).
David Jeremiah's book tells why and when that will happen. I don't want to spoil the ending, but I'll give you a hint: Pack your bags, kids, the Lord is coming soon!
What In The World Is Going On
10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford To Ignore
Dr. David Jeremiah
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com
What In The World Is Going On?...
Dr. David Jeremiah attempts to answer some very difficult questions concerning the end times. He backs up his answers with scripture, research, and the support of other scholars. Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Matthew, and Revelation present warnings to what the future holds. Jeremiah presents a well-organized, easy-to-understand discourse in Biblical prophecy.
I am not sure I totally agree with his timeline concerning the rapture. I am certainly not an expert and frankly hope he is correct. The chapter on the Rapture was very interesting. I was also surprised but fascinated on the chapter concerning oil. I pray He comes soon. I hope Dr. Jeremiah develops a small group study based on this book.
- Very Informative
This really brings all of the current events and prophetic scriptures together in an understandable way. I especially appreciate the real life examples used to give us a picture of the principle he is trying to convey. A must read for the informed person. ...more info
- An amazing read!
I highly recommend this book. I am a Christian and I learned things about our world and how it relates to prophecy that just astounded me! Dr. David Jeremiah did excellent research and presented the book in terms that anyone can understand. If you do not care about world events - you will after reading this book....more info
- Vital Information
Dr. David Jeremiah is a highly respected author, speaker, and pastor. The information he shares in this very readable & understandable book should open our eyes to "what is really happening" in our world today. I would recommend it to anyone who cares about our country, our world, our future....more info
- A Timely Commentary on Current Events from a Biblical Perspective
Dr. Jeremiah has produced a book that covers many of the major prphetic events remaining unfullfilled in Scripture. For those of us living in these unsettled days, such a guide to events can be helpful and reassuring.
Just looking about as things happen, one would be inclined to think that things were increasingly out of control; terrorism, warfare, natural disasters, famine, plus many other contemporary realities can all be causes for alarm.
The Bible tells us that all of these things must come to pass and as we witness them happening all around us we are compelled to beieve that we must now be living in the times foretold in Scripture.
This should be a source of joy and blessing as it would indicate that the return of the Lord Jesus Christ is closer than ever. It has never been more important to "walk by faith" than it is today.
If you're looking for reassurance that God is in control, this is a good place to start....more info
- Hits the mark!
This book translates the world`s headlines into end times prophecy. I have bought this book as gifts for those who are unaware of Biblical prophecy....more info