Prophecy expert Jeff Kinley, author of the new book, “God’s Grand Finale,” believes the war in Israel is further evidence we’re potentially “living in the last days.” Speaking of end times prophecy more broadly, Kinley said Bible prophecies clearly predict much about conflict in Israel.
“[It discusses] wars and rumors of wars that are going to take place, earthquakes that are happening right now,” he said. “All these things that are happening are the precursors, I believe, to the actual end times events that we see in Revelation.” Kinley continued, “So, in my mind it’s just more confirmation that we’re living in very volatile times, but times that are very prophetic as well.”
The author, who was slated to arrive in Tel Aviv this week but was forced to abandon plans after Hamas attacked Israel, further dove into Israel prophecy in the Bible, explaining how Old and New Testament biblical events yet to come to fruition are dependent on Israel being back on the map — something that didn’t unfold until 1948. Kinley likened Israel’s re-emergence nearly 1,900 years after Rome’s siege on Jerusalem in 70 A.D. a miracle.
With Revelation explicitly mentioning Israel as being key to happenings, centuries went by and many likely wondered how these prophecies could come to fruition. Once Israel was back, though, following the horrors of the Holocaust, that narrative changed. And with that clarity came chaos. “There’s been nothing but conflict since then, because Satan and those surrounding nations do not want them to occupy the land that God promised to Abraham … Satan is very territorial and God promised that land to Abraham, and so I think that’s one of the things that really is a telltale sign.”
Kinley said God is sending signals to the world to pay attention to biblical prophecy and the nations it centers upon. Watch the author break down the events of 70 A.D., 1948, his worries about what could come following the Hamas attack, end times prophecies and more.