Participants: Shakeela Yasuf
Series Code: DOA
Program Code: DOA000017
00:41 As-Salaam-Alaikum to our Muslim brother and sisters,
00:45 and shalom to our Hebrew cousins,
00:47 peace be upon you to our Christian friends.
00:50 Welcome once again to "The Descendants of Abraham."
00:54 You know in the previous program we talked about
00:57 how the God of heaven, the God of Abraham
01:01 reveals His secrets and we had looked at the Prophet Daniel
01:07 and how it was incredible, how God revealed the secret
01:12 to Daniel that the king, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
01:17 needed to know and let's take a look once again
01:21 at that Daniel 2:20, 22.
01:25 It says, "Blessed be the name of God
01:28 forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His.
01:32 He reveals deep and secret things,
01:36 He knows what is in the darkness."
01:39 And again Daniel when he prayed to the God of heaven,
01:46 okay, asking for the secret to be revealed
01:50 for the King Nebuchadnezzar, God granted him that blessing.
01:55 Daniel's intention again was not to glorify himself.
01:59 You see, God does not reveal secrets to us and God
02:03 does not bless us that we can, we are glorified but that
02:07 we can glorify Him and we can show others that the living God,
02:13 the God of Abraham, the Creator God is the true God
02:19 and so it's not about us, it is about Him.
02:24 Let's look at what the Prophet Amos
02:26 tells us in Amos 3:7, it says, "Surely the Lord God
02:32 will do nothing unless He reveals His secrets
02:37 to His servants the prophets."
02:40 Again we see that the God of heaven
02:44 does not play games with His children.
02:48 He doesn't keep things from us, He doesn't keep us in the dark.
02:52 He will always tell us what is going to happen,
02:56 He will warn us because we are His children.
02:59 Unlike mothers and fathers here on this earth,
03:03 we don't let our children wander in darkness.
03:08 We tell them don't play with the fire,
03:10 you will get hurt or don't run down the stairs,
03:13 you can fall and break a leg because we love them.
03:17 We don't want them to get hurt, we want to protect them.
03:21 Well, how much more will our Creator God,
03:26 the God in heaven do for us as His children.
03:31 We looked at some prophecies in the holy Bible
03:35 already which shows the accuracy of this book.
03:41 We are going to look at some more prophecies today.
03:45 And this time we are going to look at the prophecies
03:48 given by the Lord Jesus Christ and we will see how accurate
03:54 these prophecies are also, but we are going
03:58 to go to the New Testament to the Book of Mathew
04:03 and we are going to Chapter 24.
04:05 Let's see what it says.
04:09 Matthew 24:2, "And Jesus said to them,
04:14 "Do you not see all these things?
04:17 Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone
04:20 shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down."
04:26 Now this is what the Lord Jesus was talking about,
04:30 that He was leaving the temple in Jerusalem
04:34 that day and His disciples came up to Him and said to Him,
04:40 Lord, look at this temple,
04:42 isn't it beautiful, isn't it magnificent.
04:46 Look at all the buildings, they were so proud of the temple
04:50 and it was a magnificent structure so beautiful
04:54 with the white marble and the gold
04:57 and when the sun would glisten off
04:59 of that, it was breathtaking.
05:03 And so here it is as they are saying, Lord, look.
05:07 He says, don't you see not one stone will be left upon another.
05:13 What did He mean by that?
05:17 He left the disciples and He went to His favorite place,
05:24 He went up to the Mount of Olives or Olivet,
05:27 He went there and He sat.
05:29 His disciples followed Him, they always like
05:32 to be with the Master and they asked Him,
05:37 Lord, what do you mean, what do you mean by this?
05:40 And he said, this is what He told them.
05:43 He said-- tell us the disciples says,
05:47 I'm sorry the disciples says,
05:48 "Tell us when will these things be?
05:49 And what will be the sign of Your coming,
05:52 and of the end of the age?"
05:57 The Son of God did not leave His disciples
06:02 in the dark because God never left Him in the dark.
06:09 God sent His Son Jesus to this earth to reveal all these things
06:16 to us and He revealed these things to His disciples.
06:20 They wanted to know, what do you mean
06:23 that the stones won't be left one upon another.
06:25 What are you talking about the end of the age?
06:29 What, tell us more, we need to know.
06:32 So here is what Jesus said.
06:35 He says, "But when you see Jerusalem
06:39 surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
06:44 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains,
06:48 let those who are in the midst of her depart,
06:52 and let not those who are in the country enter her.
06:56 For these are the days of vengeance,
06:58 that all things which are written may be fulfilled."
07:04 Now this was written in the Book of Luke 21:20-22
07:11 and this was 40 years prior to the destruction of the temple
07:18 when Jesus was telling His disciples this.
07:22 They couldn't believe that the temple will ever
07:24 be destroyed, it was so beautiful and build so strong.
07:28 But 40 years before the destruction of the temple,
07:32 Jesus shared with His disciples what was going to happen.
07:37 He is the Son of God, he is God so He can see that.
07:42 In 70 A.D. the year 70 A.D.
07:50 is exactly as Jesus prophesied
07:52 the temple was destroyed in the most horrible way the temple
07:56 was destroyed and there was not one stone left upon another.
08:02 Just as He predicted just so it happened.
08:07 The Christians in 70 A.D. saw the fulfillment of this prophecy
08:12 and obeyed the warning of the Lord and not one Christian
08:16 perished in the destruction of Jerusalem, not one.
08:22 And you can read the history of this.
08:24 Jesus continued to tell them and as today
08:28 in the scriptures today what we should be paying attention to.
08:32 Here is what he says, "For then there will be
08:35 great tribulation, such as has not been
08:39 since the beginning of the world
08:41 until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
08:45 And unless those days were shortened,
08:47 no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake
08:52 those days will be shortened."
08:56 He tells us that between the destruction of-- I am sorry
09:02 he tells that between the time of the destruction of Jerusalem
09:07 and 70 A.D. to His coming when He is coming back again
09:13 there will be terrible persecution
09:16 of His followers and there was.
09:19 Again this prediction, this prophecy of the Lord Jesus
09:24 was fulfilled, there was terrible
09:26 persecution of Christians.
09:28 It was what we call the Dark Ages,
09:31 many, many Christians.
09:33 It's estimated 50 million to 100 million of the followers
09:39 of Jesus were perished, were killed, were destroyed.
09:44 And so again He saw that, He saw that when He was sitting
09:50 on the Mount of Olives and He told us about that.
09:55 Nothing is hidden from God, nothing.
09:59 He knows everything and He sees what is coming.
10:06 Now the Lord Jesus gives signs to His disciples
10:10 and to us because it is written in the book of His second coming
10:15 of when He is coming back again to this earth
10:18 and that will be a magnificent time, glorious time
10:21 and I'm looking forward to that time.
10:24 And here is what he says in again Matthew 24:29.
10:31 "Immediately after the tribulation
10:33 of those days the sun will be darkened,
10:36 and the moon will not give its light;
10:39 the stars will fall from heaven,
10:41 and the powers of the heavens will be shaken."
10:45 And then we will look again also
10:48 in the Book of Revelation 6:12, 13.
10:53 And we this prophecy that Jesus gave,
10:57 we see this repeated by one of His disciples
11:01 who was John and John who is called the Revelator
11:05 because he wrote the Book of Revelation.
11:08 Here is what he says, "I looked when He opened
11:12 the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake,
11:16 and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair,
11:20 and the moon became like blood.
11:23 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth.
11:27 Now the only one as we study the book,
11:29 there's only one that could open those seals
11:33 is Jesus Christ Himself and that is what is written
11:37 in the Book of Revelation 3.
11:41 Now persecution or the great tribulation
11:44 as its called against the followers of Christ
11:46 was almost over at this time, it was coming to an end
11:50 and following this persecution, following the great tribulation
11:55 that Jesus talks about and according to the scriptures
12:00 there would be a great earthquake,
12:02 the sun will not give its light
12:04 and the stars will fall from heaven.
12:08 Well we had a lot of earthquakes especially
12:13 lately there has been, we remember what happened
12:17 in Banda Aceh, we remember what's going on
12:20 around the world in Japan even in North America,
12:23 there is a line of earthquakes but there was an earthquake
12:27 that I believe Jesus was referring to a specific
12:30 that fit into that time and this is what is called
12:34 the Lisbon earthquake, the one in Lisbon, Portugal
12:39 and that earthquake happened on November 1st 1755
12:45 and it was the first
12:46 of the fulfillment of these prophecies.
12:48 This earthquake extended into Europe, Africa and America,
12:54 it was also felt in Greenland, the West Indies,
12:58 Madeira, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain and Ireland.
13:03 A large part of Algeria was destroyed.
13:07 In Morocco, a village of 8000 to 10000 people perished.
13:12 A tsunami wave hit Spain and Africa swallowing up cities.
13:20 So although earthquakes are increasing today,
13:24 they have not effected such a vast wide area
13:28 as the Lisbon earthquake did in 1755.
13:32 So this particular earthquake did fulfilled the prophecy
13:37 when Jesus says the great earthquake.
13:40 And then we now come and we see another prophecy
13:44 here on May 19th of 1780 another prophecy is been fulfilled
13:49 and that's where He talks about the dark day,
13:52 the sun, the sun will not give its light,
13:56 so we will seek here that on May 19th of 1780
14:00 this prophecy was fulfilled and here are some
14:03 of the reports of that day.
14:06 "The 19th of May, 1780, was a remarkable day.
14:10 Candles were lighted in many houses,
14:13 the birds were silent and disappeared,
14:16 and the fowls retired to roost.
14:19 The legislature of Connecticut in the United States
14:23 was then in session at Hartford.
14:26 A very general opinion prevailed,
14:28 that the day of judgment was at hand.
14:31 The House of Representatives, being unable to transact
14:35 their business, adjourned.
14:37 A proposal to adjourn the Council
14:40 was under consideration.
14:42 When the opinion of Colonel Abraham Davenport
14:45 was asked, he answered, "I am against an adjournment.
14:49 The day of judgment is either approaching, or it is not.
14:54 If it is not, there is no cause of an adjournment,
14:58 if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty.
15:02 I wish therefore that candles may be brought."
15:06 Let's look at some more things that others said about that day.
15:11 "The intense darkness of the day was succeeded an hour
15:15 or two before evening, by a partially clear sky,
15:19 and the sun appeared, though it was still obscured
15:23 by the black, heavy mist.
15:25 "After sundown, the clouds came overhead,
15:29 and it grew dark very fast."
15:31 "Nor was the darkness of the night less uncommon
15:35 and terrifying than that of the day;
15:38 not withstanding there was almost a full moon,
15:42 no object was discernible but by the help
15:47 of some artificial light.
15:50 And we've all heard of General George Washington
15:54 who at that time wrote in his diary the following
15:57 "In the darkest area, people had to take
16:00 their midday meals by candlelight.
16:03 A Massachusetts resident noted,
16:05 "In some places, the darkness was so great
16:09 that persons could not see to read
16:11 common print in the open air."
16:14 In New Hampshire, wrote one person,
16:17 "A sheet of white paper held within a few inches of the eyes
16:21 was equally invisible with the blackest velvet."
16:26 And John Herschel the noted astronomer of that day declares,
16:32 "The dark day in North America was one of those
16:35 wonderful phenomena of nature which philosophy
16:40 is at a loss to explain."
16:44 Again brothers and sisters, the words
16:48 of the Lord Jesus Christ as He gave to His disciples
16:52 on Mount Olives were fulfilled.
16:54 The sun was dark and it was following
16:58 the tribulation years after the earthquake.
17:03 Now we will take a look at the next prediction that Jesus
17:07 gave that the stars will fall from heaven.
17:13 Now did the stars fall from heaven as Jesus predicted.
17:18 Let's take a look at November 13, 1833.
17:26 This is when the stars look like they fell
17:28 from heaven, November 13, 1833.
17:33 Let's see what-- again the people in that time
17:36 were writing about this day.
17:38 "The whole firmament, over all the United States,
17:42 being then, for hours, in fiery commotion!
17:46 No celestial phenomenon has ever occurred in this country,
17:50 since its first settlement, which was viewed
17:53 with such intense admiration by one class in the community,
17:57 or with so much dread and alarm by another."
18:01 Never did rain fall much thicker than the meteors
18:05 fell toward the earth, east, west, north,
18:09 and south, it was the same.
18:11 In a word, the whole heavens seemed in motion.
18:16 The display, as described in Professor Silliman's Journal,
18:19 was seen all over North America.
18:23 From two o'clock until broad daylight,
18:26 the sky being perfectly serene and cloudless,
18:29 an incessant play of dazzlingly brilliant luminosities
18:34 was kept up in the whole heavens."
18:39 And there is in the Christian Advocate
18:42 and Journal of that time is written.
18:45 "No language indeed can come up to the splendor
18:48 of that magnificent display, no one who did not witness
18:52 it can form an adequate conception of its glory.
18:56 It seemed as if the whole starry heavens had congregated
19:00 at one point near the zenith, and were simultaneously
19:04 shooting forth, with the velocity of lightning,
19:07 to every part of the horizon, and yet they were
19:11 not exhausted-- thousands swiftly followed
19:15 in the track of thousands, as if created for the occasion."
19:20 And let's look at the couple more.
19:23 Peter Millman, from the falling of the stars
19:26 wrote in The Telescope.
19:28 "To understand the use of the word shower in connection
19:31 with shooting stars we must go back to the early morning hours
19:35 of November 13, 1833, when the inhabitants
19:39 of this continent of North America were in fact
19:43 treated to one of the most spectacular natural displays
19:46 that the night sky has produced.
19:49 For nearly four hours the sky was literally ablaze.
19:54 More than a billion shooting stars appeared
19:56 over the United States and Canada alone."
19:59 And Frederick Douglass who wrote its Life and Times
20:05 of Frederick Douglass in New York said,
20:07 "I witnessed this gorgeous spectacle, and was awestruck.
20:10 The air seemed filled with bright
20:13 descending messengers from the sky.
20:16 It was about daybreak when I saw this sublime scene.
20:19 I was not without the suggestion at that moment
20:22 that it might be the harbinger of the coming of the Son of man
20:27 and in my then state of mind I was prepared
20:31 to hail him as my friend and deliverer.
20:34 I had read that the 'stars should fall from heaven,'
20:39 and they were now falling."
20:43 Is there still doubt in your mind brothers and sisters
20:46 regarding the accuracy of the scriptures,
20:49 the holy book, there shouldn't be.
20:53 There is so much more to reveal regarding these prophecies,
20:56 so much more but time doesn't allow us
20:59 to do that in the program.
21:01 I pray that you will continue to study
21:04 these prophecies in depth.
21:06 Pray to the God of heaven, the God of Abraham
21:10 and He will reveal to you His truth.
21:15 These truths do not belong to me,
21:18 I'm just revealing to you what is in the book,
21:22 in the scriptures and what others have said,
21:26 you can go to the history books, look in the internet,
21:30 go to the library and everything I have told you is true.
21:35 You will find it and it is exactly
21:37 as the Lord Jesus Christ predicted.
21:40 This will all happen before He comes,
21:44 just before He comes.
21:47 Now let's look again at the prophecy it's written
21:50 in the Book of Revelation 6:12, 13.
21:55 It says, "I looked when He opened the sixth seal,
21:58 and behold, there was a great earthquake;
22:01 and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair,
22:05 and the moon became like blood.
22:07 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth."
22:11 Now, if this prophecy points to the six seal by Jesus Christ,
22:18 then there is only one more seal left to be opened
22:21 because there are only seven seals
22:24 mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
22:27 You will see that we are living in the time
22:30 just prior to the coming of the Messiah,
22:33 the Lord Jesus Christ we are living right there,
22:36 right after the sixth seal just before the seventh seal.
22:40 Just like Jesus want us and He says pay attention,
22:46 this will be the time that the seven plagues
22:49 will be poured out upon this earth when you read
22:52 the Book of Revelation and study it.
22:54 It will be a terrible time and we see all the signs
22:58 around us today of this great event
23:01 that is about to take place.
23:03 But, you know, I am not worried
23:06 and you shouldn't be because if we accept Jesus as our Lord,
23:12 as our God, as the true Messiah and His words as truth,
23:19 we never have to worry about these things
23:21 because God protects us.
23:24 Again we do not have enough time on this program
23:29 to go into all of these in depth.
23:31 Read it for yourself in the Book of Revelation
23:34 and go to Chapter 8 and study this and email us
23:39 if you have any question, we will be more than happy
23:42 to answer your questions.
23:44 You know our Creator gives us warnings
23:48 of His coming and of His judgments.
23:52 Remember the prophet Noah, he tried to tell people,
23:56 a flood is coming and they mocked him and they laughed him.
24:00 Well, we all know the story of Noah him and his family
24:04 were in the ark and God saved them and protected them.
24:08 Remember Lot, Abraham's nephew
24:11 when he was in Sodom and fire was coming down,
24:14 he listened and he trusted the God of Abraham
24:19 and he came out and he was protected by God.
24:23 And the Christians in Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
24:27 when Jerusalem was destroyed.
24:30 They were told what to do and every one of them
24:33 was saved when they left Jerusalem.
24:36 Now, here is what our Lord Jesus
24:38 wants us in Matthew 24:32, 33.
24:42 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree.
24:46 When its branch has already become tender
24:48 and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
24:52 So you also, when you see all these things,
24:57 know that it is near at the doors!"
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25:35 You know brothers and sisters, this holy book is so accurate.
25:40 This is the book that was inspired by the God of Abraham,
25:44 the living God, the Creator God.
25:47 This is the book that Moses spoke of.
25:53 This is the book that the disciples spoke of.
25:56 This is the book that we are told to go to and look
26:01 for more truths and I pray that you will pick this book up
26:05 and that you will read it and study it.
26:07 We are living in the time of the end
26:10 and so many people see that, so many people know
26:16 that but they don't know what's going to happen.
26:18 Well, this book tells you what to expect.
26:22 Brothers and sister the economy worldwide is not doing well
26:29 and it could collapse but we don't have to worry because
26:33 we have a God who sees everything
26:36 and He will take of us.
26:37 There will be chaos on the streets
26:40 and we have seen that.
26:42 Man cannot undo what God says will happen
26:46 and it says in the book it will happen.
26:50 Won't you please take the time and pray
26:54 and ask the God of Abraham to guide you
26:58 into His truth as He did to me.
27:01 See, I was a brand plucked from the fire
27:05 and I--now my eyes have opened and I recognize
27:10 the Lord Jesus Christ as my God and as my Messiah.
27:15 My prayer is that you too will accept Him.
27:20 In the mean time I had to pray that you will find comfort
27:25 and peace through the God of Abraham
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