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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Prophecy Focus on Israel

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Host: Jim Schneider, Guest: Dr. Richard Schmidt

Synopsis: At just over 8,000 square miles (a bit smaller than the state of New Jersey), Israel is a very small nation. So how and why would such a small nation impact the world in such a major way? Viewing that question from Scripture we see that they have impacted the world in the past. However, they're also impacting the world in the present and will be doing so in the future as well.

There are some remarkable things taking place in Israel and the Middle East right now and joining Jim to discuss this was Dr. Richard Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt is pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church and also heads Prophecy Focus Ministries. He is speaker on the WVCY-TV program "Prophecy Focus" and the radio program, "Prophecy Unfolding." Prior to his current pastoral ministry, he spent 32 years in law enforcement, including that of Acting Sheriff of Milwaukee County until his retirement in 2019. He's the author of several books including Are You Going to a Better Place?, Daniel's Gap: Paul's Mystery and Tribulation to Triumph: The Olivet Discourse.

So why does a nation with such a small footprint and population (Just under 9 million) have such significance? Dr. Schmidt commented that God made it clear that the Jewish people are his chosen ones and that he created 4 specific unconditional covenants with Israel.

On the current news front, five red heifers have been flown to Israel from Texas. Many in Israel are celebrating that these five heifers have shown up as they've been looking for 2,000 years for perfect, unblemished red heifers. Keep in mind, they have to be 2 years old, never had a yoke on their backs, and were never used for labor.


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