In Turkey: Wild cheers among leaders amidst calls to invade Israel.

If I had not been warning of this for the past ten years, it would be rather shocking. Read the full story at WND.

  • linda keyes
    Posted at 13:23h, 03 January

    Joel, we watched End Times eyewitness last night, and i can sincerely say that they all said it was excellent.

    I particularly liked the fact that it was not unnecessarily complicated.
    Knowing that the ac comes from the middle east (thanks to Finnis Dakes), i actually remember wondering how all these Muslim states would follow him, as they only serve one god,i believe the madhi is a very creditable explanation.

    We found the section on temple mount especially interesting, for it to be shared with the muslims, rather than being taken over by the Jews, seems far more realistic, we had not considered that before. Unless i am purposely seeing that verse in Rev 11 to suit, it does seem to imply the ‘they’ who trample Jerusalem, are the ones to whom the outer court is given, thats amazing.

    My pastor will be watching it next week (not the senior one).
    Thank you for all your time and efforts. The Lord bless you and yours.

  • Joel
    Posted at 14:47h, 03 January

    Thanks Linda. Appreciate the input. Bless you!

  • good4u
    Posted at 04:21h, 06 January

    Hey Joel!

    Could you help me out again…please?

    What are the works of authors again who show why amillennialism is unbiblical that you would recommend? I tried in the search bar, but came up empty.

    I have an elder who claims amillennialism there is no way of knowing who the final persecutor of God’s people will be and it could be any empire…Rome, the Ottomans, the Russians…he simply claims there is no way of knowing until it happens…I say that is too little, too late; especially for sheep. Of course, I don’t change minds, but I can give him more facts through other authors.

    Could you please come to my rescue, Joel? 🙂


  • Joel
    Posted at 10:56h, 06 January

    Amillennialism is the view that there is no literal millennium, that it is essentially a concept to be taken allegorically, and we are in it now. It is a rejection of Premillennialism, the idea that Jesus is coming back to restore a Jewish Kingdom for a thousand years. My next book addresses this quite a bit.

    It sounds as though he is simply taking a “pan-millennial” approach, which is to say that it will all simply “pan out” after the fact, and therefore, we should avoid any real discussion of it now or avoid any real efforts to understand the words of the prophets now. This approach is thoroughly unbiblical, as Jesus Himself rebuked some scribes and pharisees of His day for not knowing the signs of the times, i.e.., the fulfillment of prophecy in their day: “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” (Matthew 16:3)

    As for the notion that there is no way to know until it happens, it is happening. Now. It would seem any reluctance to address the relevance of Islam at this moment as Christianity is being wiped out of sections of the Middle East is more than mere it-will-all-just-pan-out passivity, it is outright dereliction of Christian responsibility.


  • Joel
    Posted at 00:01h, 13 January

    Very well could be. Sisi is emerging as the reformer Ataturk of Egypt. While Erdogan is emerging as the Khomeini of Turkey. And Obama the Chamberlain of our time.

  • Nick
    Posted at 01:22h, 14 January
  • Michael
    Posted at 15:54h, 15 January

    Joel, do you have an article or opinion on the two witnesses of the endtime and who or what they are?
    I have always thought of them as actual men in israel, but have now heard other views on them being the Church and Jesus believing Jews.
    If you could point me to an article or sermon you have given. If not what is your thought.
    Thanks and keep up the proclamation of Jesus!

  • Joel
    Posted at 19:35h, 15 January

    They are real men. I do not have any articles on this.

  • Ryan
    Posted at 07:46h, 18 January

    Blessings Joel, I have learned tremendously from you and others who have been sounding the alarm for many years about the nature of the antichrist, and how it will arise out of islam.

    Question. Do you have any insight into their writings into when their Isa and Mahdi emerge on the scene, what the muslim reaction will be to this, and what their writings say the muslim is to do during this time? I know they believe isa will break crosses and impose the tax, but is there anything else about what their mindset will be when this happens according to their writings?

    Thank you for your time, and God’s Shalom and Grace be upon you, your family and your ministry.

  • Troy Geddes
    Posted at 14:05h, 18 January


    I have a random question for you. I am reading N.T. Writes book titled, ‘Surprised by Hope”. There are many things in this book that line up with what you believe about salvation and some of the errors you have mentioned in your videos. If you have not read this book I HIGHLY recommend it… I think you will find it very, very interesting and exciting. I can’t put it down…. and I am thinking about how perfectly it fits into your teaching and repeated emphasis that the Bible is meant to be read from a middle eastern mindset…not a Greek, gnostic mind. Any way blessings to you regardless, things are getting tense.. keep your eyes on Yeshua and continue pressing on towards that goal God has set before you. Praying for you often…

  • Joel
    Posted at 17:17h, 18 January

    Hi Troy,

    I’ve read it. N.T. Wright has some great stuff no doubt, while also having some massive contradictions in his overall theological framework. So while he affirms a bodily/physical/ earthly resurrection in the age to come, he also denies any “Jewish” characteristics to the coming age. Although he denies it, he is a supersessionist. Botton line is that one cannot have one without the other. The very texts upon which resurrection hope lies, must be mangled if one must excise the Jewish elements from them. Which he does. No doubt, he is thoroughly enjoyable to read, but his arrogance also gets in the way me personally. I hope this brief comment is helpful.

    If you liked Wright, but want something that does not require spitting out bones, I would highly recommend you read John Harrigan’s book, the Gospel of Christ Crucified:


  • Troy Geddes
    Posted at 11:41h, 19 January


    I was aware of some of N.T.’s inconsistencies. I was not fully aware of the extent of his error’s but now that you have alerted me to them I will very much be aware of his “issues.” Issues that I personally find very, very disturbing as you might know from my previous posts. It is so incredibly hard to find someone out side of the Hyper Piper crowd, that I thought he was it! Well, thanks so much for caring enough to give me correction on this issue. What I loved about the book “Surprised By Hope” is that he continues to pick apart the gnostic look at the future. I believe Calvinism is rooted in this very deeply and assumed he was not “one” of those who would through Israel under the bus. Now that you have pointed this out.. I do see that his use of Israel and the New Heavens and New Earth are not exactly what I believe. I noticed in the book a couple problems concerning the Day of the Lord’s wrath and the rapture but was will to let somebody be a tad bit of course to see what angle they were coming from. I will look at the book you referenced. Joel, I was really starting to sink my teeth into N.T.’ stuff. I can’t thank you enough for being enough on top of your game to assist a brother in need. God bless and I continue to pray for you.. see sometimes those prayers come back to help ME also! God bless…

  • good4u
    Posted at 04:37h, 20 January

    Hey Joel!

    I notice you took off DTN annual conference for St. Louis in April. Is that no longer happening? What is going on?


  • Joel
    Posted at 11:22h, 20 January

    Hi Good4U,

    Yes, unfortunately they have postponed the event until the fall. Not sure of the reasons, but it was good, because it was starting to look like I was not going to be able to make it anyway. They will put up a new date likely soon.

  • good4u
    Posted at 12:48h, 20 January

    Ha Joel!

    I thought about that too about you not coming due to you being an award nominee at the CWFF! It was right around that time that the DTN conference was going to be held. Hey, there is just not enough of Joel to go around! LOL! Mark Davidson is waiting for the day that happens to him! LOL! When Iran invades the Mideast as the Prophet Daniel states…he will be well on his way, just like you when you stated an Islamic Caliphate will be restored.

    God is forever sovereign has His name indicates: Yahweh Jehovah Adonai!


  • Matt
    Posted at 01:01h, 21 January

    Hi Joel,
    Trust you are having a blessed 2015 so far. I’m in Australia & I really appreciate all your work – I’ve just finished reading Mid East Beast – a great piece, I really enjoyed it, Thank you.

    Just a couple of queries really in regards to other sound prophetic teachers and the Islamic AC theory. I’m curious to know how receptive the Calvary Chapel movement have been in regards to your work on the Islamic Antichrist theory? I understand they have a strong affinity with prophetic teaching and futurist Eschatology(people like Jack Hibbs and Chuck Missler for example).

    Also, I’ve always valued UK teacher – David Pawson – his Bible teaching is brilliant. I understand you are aware of David’s teaching, as I recall you referencing him in one of your books. Have you had a chance to meet David in person? I believe he visits the U.S on occasion to speak at Mike Bickle’s church IHOP.

    Also another incisive Christian/Zionist prophecy teacher I’ve come across is Jacob Prasch at Moriel Ministries. I understand he’s in the AC Roman European camp, I read his review of your previous book (his review I think was neither fair or helpful) – yet when I listen to his teaching, it’s ironic b/c his teaching seems to validate & confirm the Mideast/Islamic model of the AC (in particular the Midrash exegesis concept he uses). I hope that is encouraging to you.

    Do you have plans to visit & speak in Australia any time soon?
    Keep up the great work Joel. We are indeed living in profound times, and we need more watchmen sounding the alarm at the Eastern side of the wall.

    Best Regards & Blessings,

  • Joel
    Posted at 01:17h, 21 January


    I was just recently asked to consider teaching some classes for a Calvary Chapel leadership training program. That said, it had to be approved by a board there, and I have not yet heard the results. Maybe it will not happen. I was told that before passing Chuck Smith had said he was very open to the idea. But I could not confirm this.

    David Pawson, I have met. A true honor for me. To my surprise, he said he has long believed the AC will be a Muslim.

    Jacob Prasch I have spoken with. I’m not sure where he is on this matter. He did say that much of his critic was actually directed at Walid Shoebat and to a degree, I was lumped into that. I really value Prasch’s work.

    I visited Perth a couple years back and have not been back since. I enjoyed being there and do hope to go back in time.

    Thanks for your encouragement.


  • Lloyd
    Posted at 16:29h, 30 January

    First, I want you to know that I pray for you often! After reading your book, I am sure the enemy has made you a target.

    My question is concerning the rapture of the church. i personally believe that the church will be rapture at the time of the Lord’s second coming at the end of the tribulation period and His coming will be as a Deliverer. This is a recent revelation for me. I was raised to believe that the Lord would come before the tribulation period. As a pastor, I have found myself going against the teachings of my own denomination. What is your opinion?

    Thank you for being a General in His army!

  • Joel
    Posted at 05:13h, 31 January

    I agree with you. We will go through the tribulation, but will not be subject to he wrath of God, which is poured out after His return.

  • Gabe
    Posted at 07:12h, 02 February

    It would appear that the Brotherhood-in-Turkish-exile doesn’t have much good to say about the Egyptian regime either. Hosting your southern rival’s domestic political enemies so that they can publicly instigate your rival’s assassination is usually a prelude to hostilities.

  • good4u
    Posted at 18:13h, 09 February

    Hey Joel!

    Could you assist me with something please?

    My church home has agreed to publicly show your DVD. First, could we have your permission to use the jpeg digital image of your DVD cover? Or do we need to seek permission from distributor WND? If the answer is no, is there something else we could use to promote the DVD showing that you would prefer we use? When my church asked about this and because of my legal background, I didn’t want to cause a copyright infringement on your work. The DVD cover image is to help promote the showing of your DVD only there are no other uses for this image.

    Second, I presume I would not need your permission to show your DVD in a large church group gathering, correct? My assumption is you would like as many as possible to view this, but let me know.


  • Joel
    Posted at 21:21h, 09 February

    No problem at all. Use whatever you wish. For what it is worth, let them know that my second film begins with this narration. I think it will help contextualize the first film:

    Hi I’m Joel Richardson, New York Times Bestselling author and teacher, and director of the documentary film, End Times Eyewitness. The purpose of that film was to show how so many present day world events, particularly throughout the Middle East, are clearly falling into alignment with the words of the biblical prophets concerning the last days.

    But far important than merely knowing about the end times, is knowing what we as followers of Jesus should be doing about it. What are the primary issues that the global Church should be focusing on and giving itself to in light of all that is now unfolding throughout the nations.

    As I look out across the Middle East and across the earth, I see an exponential rise of protests, riots and full blown political revolutions. I am thoroughly convinced that if the Church is to fulfill its primary mandate in these days, then so also do we need a revolution within the Church.

    The only proper response to the political revolutions, social upheaval, civil wars, and outright chaos unfolding throughout the nations is a much greater spiritual revolution among the disciples of Jesus. The film that you’re about to see is a blueprint, a manifesto for that revolution. Its a revolution that I’m calling the Global Jesus Revolution.

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