The events record in this book may, or may not, be actual fulfillments of Bible prophecy. At the time of writing, itís too early to know for certain.
However, even if it turns out that these fascinating events arenít the actual fulfillments of prophecy that I think they are, you will see how major prophecies could be fulfilled in your day Ė in real time Ė and nobody would even notice them.
Yet this shouldnít surprise us. After all, the Bible warns us that the day of the Lord will come upon the world like a thief in the night.
Now, I bet I know what youíre thinking. This isnít the first time someone has written a book attempting to fit current events into Bible prophecy. So, before I begin, I want you to know why this book is different.
First of all, Iím not setting any dates. Jesus told His disciples: ďIt is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authorityĒ (Acts 1:7).
Second, Iím not introducing a new way to interpret prophecy. On the contrary, Iím arguing that what reliable Bible prophecy scholars Ė such as Charles Ryrie, J. Dwight Pentecost, and John Walvoord Ė have long said would happen, has actually happened.
Third, Iím not forcing events into the prophecies. Iíve always strongly disagreed with those who do. Iím confident you will find that I have allowed the prophecies Ė and the events that appear to have fulfilled them Ė to speak for themselves.
Fourth, Iím not claiming to know who the Antichrist is. Although I do focus on an intriguing European leader, this doesnít mean he is the Antichrist. What I do believe, however, is that this new leader is doing many of the things the Bible tells us the Antichrist will do. And, his powerful, new office within the European Union may soon belong to the Antichrist.
Now youíre probably wondering where Iím going with this book. My goal is to show how the prophecies prove that the Bible is the Word of God. Only God could have revealed todayís world events thousands of years in advance. It was prophecy that overcame my doubts and brought me to faith in Christ more than 30 years ago. And, watching these prophecies continue to be fulfilled today has caused me to marvel at Godís sovereignty over the nations and the power of His unseen hand. This has tremendously increased my faith in Jesus and helped prepare me to be ready for His return.
My prayer is to share this experience with you.