Saturday, March 7, 2009


It is interesting to me... I mentioned to some of my family, (those that are members of Ron Weinland's church), that if there was any man to keep an eye on, it would be Joel Rosenberg.

Probably, few of you are familiar with him. There is a link to his weblog on the right. He has been involved in government for many years and is a Christian. (You can find out more about him on his weblog).

He decided to get into writing fiction and wrote some political based novels. The first one just happened to include events that actually came to pass. His editor (I believe it was) was pretty excited about that and wanted Joel to write a second novel. Joel assured him just because it happened once did not mean it would happen again. Yet, it did.

The first novel, The Last Jihad predicted 911 and the war with Iraq; the second, The Last Day predicted the death of Yasser Arafat and a terrorist attack on a CIA/Diplomatic convoy passing through Gaza; The Ezekiel Option predicted Putin consolidating central power, and his welcoming of a radical Iranian president with overtures towards alliance, and Iran's drive to acquire nuclear weapons, defying the US.

Being a Christian along side his insight to the interactions of government(s)/politics, has given Joel a unique perspective that has shown up in his fiction and non-fiction books.

What motivates me to write this post is what I read in his first non-fiction book, Epicenter, in which he said, according to Deuteronomy 33 , that Israel would come upon great fortune from beneath the ground (oil) in the last days before the ten nation alliance would come against Israel.

This was something that was a part of his fictional The Last Jihad series, also. And not too long ago, I read on his weblog, a piece from the Jerusalem Post website:
“Three massive gas reservoirs have been discovered 80 kilometers off the Haifa coast, at the Tamar prospect, Noble Energy Inc. announced on Sunday….Speaking on Army Radio Sunday morning, an exhilarated Yitzhak Tshuva, owner of the Delek Group Ltd, one of the owners of the well, called the discovery ‘one of the biggest in the world,’ promising that the find would present a historic land mark in the economic independence of Israel. ”

So, just let me make myself clear: Ron Weinland says he is God's Final Witness, God's Prophet, and yet, he has gotten nothing right.

Joel Rosenberg has made no such claims and yet, again and again, he has nailed it on the head. He doesn't give dates because he doesn't make claims to receiving anything directly from God. He simply knows government/politics and his Bible.

And certainly, I make no claims that Joel has a direct link to God, only that he is someone to watch. He is simply a fellow Christian.

NOTE: Most of this is memory based, you can get better details from his weblog and web page.

It is important that you understand; Everything on this blog is based on my current understanding. Never take anyone's word for it, always prove it for yourself, it is your responsibility. You cannot ride someone else's coattail into the Kingdom.

No comments: