Petra Flooded – So What?

Posted: December 30, 2022 in Bible Prophecy, Devil / Satan, Heaven, Hell, Holocaust, Israel

Almost three decades ago, George Lucas decided to use the monumental Treasury, the centrepiece of Jordan’s ancient Nabataean city of Petra, as the exterior of The Temple of the Sun in his movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In the film’s climactic final scenes, actors Harrison Ford and Sean Connery burst forth from the Siq and walk deep into the labyrinths of the Treasury to find the Holy Grail. [1]

Unexpected. To the surprise of many people, Jordan recently experienced unusually heavy rains on December 26, 2022, resulting in severe flooding that forced around 1,700 people to evacuate the archeological site. Tourist routes at the site were reopened on December 27 and movement across the city restored. The storm brought 3.1 inches of rain to some areas of the Petra region out of 6.78 inches of its average annual rainfall. [2]

Bible Prophecy. This flooding reminded me of something the Bible predicted long ago, which might happen in the very near future. Something is going to cause most of the rest of the Jews from all over the world to return to Israel. (The Bible isn’t clear about what this will be.) They will enter into a seven year peace agreement (Daniel 9:27) with a powerful, charismatic man (“the man of sin” – antichrist) whom they believe might be their Messiah and Deliverer. He will deceive them with all power and signs and lying wonders, by imitating what Jesus did while He was here on earth (2 Thessalonians 2:9).

Confused. You see, Jesus, who was here 2,000 years ago, didn’t meet most of the Jews’ expectations. They couldn’t relate to a “Suffering Savior” (Isaiah 52, 53) who would also be a “Conquering King” (Isaiah 9:6, 7). That’s why they had Him crucified by the Romans (John 19:16; See 1 Corinthians 2:8).

BTW – God holds all men are responsible for the death of Christ, not just the Jews (Acts 2:36; 4:10, 26-28). This includes you and me. Our sins (lawless behavior) caused Him to be nailed to the cross as the Just One for the unjust ones (1 Peter 3:18; Philippians 2:8). Are you grateful to Him for doing this? I am. But I’m also thankful that He rose again bodily from the dead so He could save those who put their faith and trust in Him alone, apart from their good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9). Without it, we’d be hopeless and miserable (1 Corinthians 15:12-19).

Wars – Peace. While the rest of the world will be suffering extensively from a false peace, wars, famines, and death – (referred to as the four horsemen of the apocalypse – Revelation 6:1-8), when ¼ of the world’s population will die, (just think about a that for a moment), the Jews will be living in peace and prosperity in Israel. This will cause Russia and her allies to come down on Israel during the middle of this Seven Year Tribulation period to try to take a prey for themselves (Ezekiel 38, 39). But they will be destroyed on the mountains in northern Israel.

Temple Rebuilt. Yes, a third Jewish Temple will be built on the Temple mount, and the Jews will offer sacrifices there once again during the first ½ of the Tribulation (Daniel 9:27). But when the “man of sin” (antichrist) is killed in this battle with Russia and resuscitated back to life (Revelation 13;1-4), imitating Christ’s resurrection, he will demand that the Jews worship him and his image that will be set up in the Jewish Temple (Matthew 24:15 ff). He will also require everyone to take his mark if they want to engage in buying and selling (The Mark of the Beast, 666 – Revelation 13:17). Do you know who won’t take it? (See Matthew 7:21-23; Revelation 7:4-8; 20:4)

Flee. This is when the Jews will realize that he is not their Messiah. They will flee to Petra (Sela) in Jordan to escape his wrath and the wrath of the devil (Isaiah 16:1) who will be cast down to the earth after a war with Michael and his angels (Revelation 12:7-9).

Petra. We were there several years ago. It’s shaped like a bowl with a very narrow entrance into it. Thinking that he has the Jews corralled there, the devil, in his wrath, will send forth a flood to try to drown them.

BTW – The devil has limited control over nature. See Job chapters 1, 2. There are those who believe that some of his human agents (Ephesians 2:2) may also be involved in geoengineering to control the weather so they can control people.) If you’re interested, do your own research on this.

God’s Omnipotence. But, at that future time, God will cause the earth to open up and swallow the flood (Revelation 12:15-17). Somehow, the devil thinks that if he can keep God from fulfilling His unconditional promises to the Jews, then maybe He won’t be able to cast him into the lake of fire to suffer forever (Revelation 20:7-10; Matthew 25:41, 46). This won’t happen. The Jews are indestructible.

BTW – Did you know that Adolph Hitler used Martin Luther’s writings to justify his attempt to annihilate the Jews? [3]

Israel’s Future. God is not finished with the Jewish nation (Romans 11:1 ff). Those churches that teach the “Replacement of Israel” heresy will be responsible, in part, for the worst holocaust yet to occur on earth. [4] If you attend church, do you know what your Pastor believes and teaches about this? If not, why not ask him? Does he interpret Bible prophecy normally or allegorically? Yes, it really matters. You could be supporting the wrong Pastor and church.

Protected. God miraculously will protect the Jewish nation, while they are in Petra from totally being exterminated during the last half of the Seven Year Tribulation (3 ½ years). It’s called “The Time of Jacob’s / Israel’s Trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7). God will supply the Jews with food and water just as He did when they were wandering around in the wilderness for 40 years because of their disobedience and lack of faith in God and His promises (Exodus 16:35).

Death. Sadly, 2/3 of the rebellious, unbelieving Jews will perish there during this time (Zechariah 13:8). We believe that the “Seven Trumpet Judgments” will be designed primarily for the Jews to “weed out” the unbelieving rebels (Revelation 8, 9). Those who die during this time will be just like the Jews who were 20 years old and older who perished in the wilderness for failing to believe that God could take them into the “Promised Land” where giants lived (Numbers 13:28; 32:11).

BTW – When Christ sets up His Kingdom of the Heavens” on/over the whole earth for 1,000 years (Daniel 2:44,45), the Jewish believers will inherit all the land that God promised to give to them. It will extend from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River (Genesis 15:18-21). This is when there will finally be true “Peace on Earth” (Revelation 20:1-7; Isaiah 2:4; 11:1 ff; 35:1 ff).

Christ’s Bride, the true Church (not the apostate, harlot church – Revelation 17, 28) will rule with Him for 1,000 years (2 Timothy 2:12; Ephesians 5:32; Revelation 21:9; 22:3). King David will be raised up from the dead, 75 days after the Tribulation is over (Daniel 12:12), to rule under Christ and His Bride, the Church (Jeremiah 30:9). He will rule over other Gentile (non-Jewish) kings on earth (Revelation 19:16).

Unbelief. This is a very serious sin in the eyes of God. The only “unforgivable sin” today is to fail to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for our sins…and rose again bodily for the dead on the third day (John 16:9). This is the Gospel message that is the power of God for the salvation of Jews and non-Jews (Romans 1:16).

Lake Of Fire. Those Jews, living in the Tribulation, who die in unbelief, and who fail to acknowledge that Jesus is indeed their True and Promised Messiah, Who is returning to this earth as He promised (Acts 1:11), will end up forever in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels/demons (Matthew 25:30, 41, 46). We don’t want you or anyone else to go there.

Coming Events. If you’d like to learn more about what God has predicted in His Word, [4] we invite you to get our FREE “Bible Study Book Marker” with a “Dispensations Chart” from our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

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[1] Indiana Jones Moviehttps://www.google.com/search?q=petra+indiana+jones&oq=petra+indiana+jones+&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i512l3j0i22i30l6.8649j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

[2] Floods. https://watchers.news/2022/12/28/ancient-city-of-petra-flooded-after-6-months-worth-of-rain-in-a-day-jordan/

[3] Martin Luther – Hitler https://www.gotquestions.org/Martin-Luther-anti-semitic.html

[4] Replacement Theologyhttps://www.gotquestions.org/replacement-theology.html

[5] The Order Of Coming Events – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming-events/

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