• Lynn
    Posted at 15:44h, 19 January

    Hi Joel,
    May the Lord bless you abundantly in 2017.
    May He provide all the finances your family and ministry needs.
    May He grant you all good health and rest.
    May your children grow up with a very real sense of His Love and purpose in their lives.
    May your wife know His strength, health, joy and provision.

    We thank the Lord for all that He is bringing to the Body of Messiah through your ministry in these days.

  • linda keyes
    Posted at 20:24h, 19 January

    Hope you’re feeling a little refreshed Joel, and your wife experiences a touch from the Saviour.

    Personally I’m just glad that understanding things is not a competition! So glad that the Lord and yourself do not bash us when we don’t get it.

    I always remember when finding your sight, asking God, ‘why doesn’t Joel think that Rome is the legs Lord?’ although I knew it wasn’t the revived kingdom. Then early last year while shopping and pondering, it just, I believe came to me while walking past a local garage.

    So thank you for your patience with God’s people. Blessed new year to you and your family.

  • Joel
    Posted at 21:43h, 19 January

    Thanks Linda,

    Many blessings to you!

  • Jeff Marshall
    Posted at 22:27h, 19 January

    Brother, I just got so happy I nearly drove off the road! As the Lord has been leading/burdening me over the past year or two on Evangelism specifically to Muslims (& has used your ministry/teachings, some real life experiences, several prophetic dreams, etc.), I have been praying, “Lord, specifically, what do you want me to do? I’ll do it. Here I am, send me”. And I was JUST accepting the Lord’s apparent direction on it & was praying just over the last week or two asking Him for tools in HOW exactly to engage & evangelize Muslims here in Albuquerque where I live. I prayed & remembered how the Lord used Ray Comfort earlier on in my walk/ministry in Evangelism (I used to teach WOTM at my church, lead teams, have been with Ray/Kirk doing Open Air back in the day – though I MUCH PREFER personally engaging in “1-on-1” even when others drew crowds open air). I prayed and asked the Lord for more tools & understanding/teaching towards Muslims in similar fashion. I am so excited about what you shared! You & your teaching/ministry have been and are such a blessing to me (& the BOC at large). I will be praying for you, your family, your ministry, & will pray about what we can do to help support you. And praying for God’s provision & blessing to be “beyond all you could ask, think or imagine”! I ordered a bundle, so be sure & reserve me a copy of that book! ??
    God Bless!

  • Joel
    Posted at 23:06h, 19 January

    Fantastic brother. Love it. Tomorrow is Friday. : ) Bless ya!

  • Bo Edmonds
    Posted at 23:08h, 19 January

    Hi Joel- always enjoy The Underground. I pray 2017 will be a very blessed year for you and your family. You have been a blessing over the years with your ministry. I thank God what he has done and will continue to do your life and family. I am praying for wife’s chronic back pain as well as The Lord would minister and heal her. God bless you always!

  • Jeff Marshall
    Posted at 00:06h, 20 January

    Not 100% sure the reference/implication on Friday? Payday or Islam holy day? FYI – I’ve been going to eat where the Muslims eat here on Fridays regularly (Muslim owned & friendly), but I don’t know the appropriate/best way to say to the people eating at their table (or taking my order) – hey, you look Muslim. I’m a Christian. Want to talk about God? ? I know that sounds a little funny, but I’ve been going, praying, asking the Lord, getting out my Bible to read, etc. & really asking the Lord for help/wisdom/insight/power. For real. ?

  • Joel
    Posted at 01:17h, 20 January

    Thanks Bo. Chronic nerve issues. A type of Myalgia. Not back pain. Blessings!

  • Joel
    Posted at 01:19h, 20 January

    Friday is the day that Muslims go to Mosque. Its the best day to commit to going out to reach Muslims. Either at a Mosque (if it has a public accessible sidewalk) or at the local Halal market where they get fresh food etc. I bring a bunch of New Testaments or the Dear Muslim Friend booklets and just say hi, and begin a conversation if possible. I offer the book. Always a good start.

  • good4u
    Posted at 02:15h, 20 January

    Hi Joel!

    Love hearing about your new and on-going ministry projects regarding outreach to Muslims and Christian leadership training which you are so good at and God has gifted you abundantly in both of those areas. It is always a challenge and a walk of faith when a reorganization in ministry is required so that you have a good life balance. It keeps Joel healthy, happy and wise when that happens and necessary.

    I’m sure you have been checking on Amazon and it is exciting to see your book is STILL #1 and hoping the positive reviews are extremely encouraging to you. I continue to read through the final product. It is even better now this time around, it is a very tight, sound, and a persuasive case that you make and why there is vigorous opposition…forces of darkness? Hmmm…

    Anyway, good to see you back in the saddle of episode programming.


  • Bo Edmonds
    Posted at 02:34h, 20 January

    Sorry for the misunderstanding on my part Joel. Praying for the chronic nerve issues. God Bless!

  • Steven Vance
    Posted at 05:27h, 20 January

    Praying for you and especially for your wife’s chronic pain. I have disc issues (which aren’t nearly as bad as myalgia) so I understand chronic pain. May God heal her!
    I have bought your book and I am enjoying seeing my old ideas put to the test. Thanks for writing it. I know you have to put up with a lot of resistance both in and out of the Church when putting something like this out there…
    I pray for another year of serving Him!
    P.S. If you ever decide to shape shift on the program, please let me know. I would love to see you pull it off, lol!!!!

  • Joel
    Posted at 11:34h, 20 January

    Yes, I mean to thank you for the good review good4U. You are a blessing. 🙂

  • Gary Chappelle
    Posted at 15:19h, 21 January

    Hi Joel,

    Got the book and thanks for autographing. I’m devouring it now. 🙂

  • Brandon
    Posted at 23:59h, 21 January


    I want to thank you for being faithful and encouraging your brothers & sisters to seek first the kingdom of God. I got my copy on Thursday and just finished it today. I would have read it all on the same day because it is that amazing but as you know being a father of five requires a lot of your time. My beautiful 2 year old daughter just watched this episode with me and when you showed the trailer and book cover she exuberantly stated, “that’s your book daddy!” I haven’t been able to put it down.
    Spoiler Alert: I recently saw the new Star Wars movie Rogue One and was wondering if you helped them plan the scene where Jedha , a spiritual hub for Jedi enthusiasts, was completely and utterly destroyed. what a coincidence! I couldn’t stop thinking about the scene as you were writing about Jeddah the port city. not to mention this planet was a desert. I have copied a link with a trailer showing a partial scene.


  • Joel
    Posted at 14:13h, 22 January

    Hi Brandon,

    I can confirm that the creators of Rogue One consulted me before and during the creation of the film. : )

    Glad you are enjoying the book. Please encourage others to read it as well and lets awaken this generation to intercede for the Lord’s purposes to be accomplished in our day.

    Bless you!

  • Ted Slawinski
    Posted at 15:31h, 23 January

    Hi Joel,

    I couldn’t wait for a hard copy so I purchased the Kindle version. At the expense of a good night’s sleep and a frustrated wife, I just finished reading your book Mystery Babylon. You build a strong case with solid evidence. The section’s dealing with Hislop’s and Woodrow’s work (and subsequent redactions) were particularly helpful in re-adjusting my interpretation of prophetic events. I will continue to examine this more carefully. Sometimes the term “newspaper exegesis” is thrown around to publicly dismiss ideas that challenge traditionally held views. I don’t believe that is the case with this book. The scope and magnitude of Islamic influence historically and today is too hard to dismiss. This book draws attention to that which is most obvious and clear. I will recommend this book to others as well as encourage this book on the appropriate book review sites.

    Ted Slawinski

  • Joel
    Posted at 16:29h, 23 January

    Thanks so much Ted. I really appreciate your comments. Be sure to throw a review up on Amazon. I really want to see this book launch a successful one. Many Blessings to you!

  • good4u
    Posted at 17:47h, 23 January

    To all of Joel’s web site friends,

    IF you have read Joel’s latest book release regarding Mystery Babylon and you want to support Joel in his efforts as Ted has mentioned and Joel requests let’s put up a book review on behalf of Joel on Amazon. It would go along way in showing some love to Joel and his excellent research in this new book as well as his ministry efforts. I’ve done this and encourage others to do the same.

    Let’s bless Joel!

  • prismsplay
    Posted at 19:46h, 23 January


    On page 15 of “Mystery Babylon” begins a section titled “SHE SITS IN A DESERT”, in which it is argued that the word sometimes translated “wilderness” in Revelation 17:3 should be translated “desert”. I find support for this in Bible translations in my personal library. Ferrar Fenton’s 1905 translation has “And in spirit he conveyed me to a desert”. Helen Montgomery’s 1924 translation has “And he bore me away in the Spirit into the desert”.

    You also state that Revelation 17:3 is drawn from Isaiah 21:1. I find support for this also. Ferrar Fenton has “The Doom of the Desert-Sea”. The Jewish Publication Society’s 1985 translation has “The Desert of the Sea Pronouncement”.

    Depending on the translation, either at the end of Revelation 12 or the start of Revelation 13 is a sentence that is also related to a desert. The King James Version has “And I [John] stood upon the sand of the sea”. Ferrar Fenton has “And he [the dragon] stationed himself upon the upon the sand of the sea”. Helen Montgomery has “And he [the dragon] stood upon the sand of the sea”. I checked out the Greek text and found that there is a definite article before both “sand” and “sea”. So it isn’t just any sand of any sea, but “the sand of the sea”, an expression that I think designates a particular geographical location, as does “the desert of the sea”. I think that both phrases designate the Arabian Peninsula.

  • Joel
    Posted at 21:07h, 23 January

    Thanks so much good4U!

  • Joel
    Posted at 21:08h, 23 January

    prismsplay, thank you for that.

  • Carol M Riggio
    Posted at 03:26h, 24 January

    Joel, I really enjoyed your new book. You are a gifted writer and blessed with God’s Wisdom. Why did you leave Barack Obama out of chapter21 “Corrupter of Kings” on Carter, Clinton & the Bushes? Just very curious! Seems unlikely to me that he was not corrupted as well. Thanks, Carol

  • Joel
    Posted at 16:15h, 24 January

    Hi Carol,

    Obama has been very good of being rather opaque. Any information we have about him is somewhat difficult to prove.

  • Kensme
    Posted at 18:14h, 24 January

    Joel…ponder this..

    Mystery Babylon, both Harlot and City, will be revealed during the first half of the 70th week of Daniel. It will gain power and authority over the kings of the earth during that time, catapulted by the 7 year covenant with the many by the AC, which jump starts the 70th week. The Beast allows Mystery Babylon, the Harlot, to keep it under control until mid week. The beast then reveals itself as the AC and sets up the abomination that makes desolate. The AC then destroys the Harlot religion, the city is destroyed later during the Wrath of God.

    At the mid point of the week (start of the Great Tribulation), the AC will move his headquarters from Mystery Babylon the city, to Jerusalem and demand worship. Some say his initial headquarters will not be Mystery Babylon. I interpret it otherwise, since both are dependent on each other during the first 3.5 years of the 70th week. When the covenant is made and the week begins, the seals of the scroll (containing the wrath of God and deed to the earth inside) are broken by the Lamb leading to the opening of the scroll and ability to view the Wrath of God. The first seal is magnanimous. It contains the covenant, the false christ, mystery babylon the city and harlot arise, and the temple construction begins. Our answer will be certain when the Revelation of Jesus to John is unsealed, at the breaking of the first seal. IMO

  • Carol M Riggio
    Posted at 21:02h, 24 January

    Dear Joel,
    Very interesting! Thank you for your reply.
    Do you think the truth about he and the Saudis will eventually come out?
    Doesn’t the Bible say somewhere that all will be laid bare?

  • Joel
    Posted at 21:13h, 24 January

    Everything will be laid bare on judgment day. No promises before then.

  • prismsplay
    Posted at 16:52h, 25 January

    The book “Mystery Babylon” has for me opened up some understanding of the prophecies of Isaiah. Obvious links between Isaiah 47 and Revelation 17-18 (e.g. Isaiah 47:8 and Revelation 18:7; Isaiah 47:14 and Revelation 17:16) concern the mother of harlots. I now see obvious links between the “burden” chapters of Isaiah and Revelation 17-18 (e.g. Isaiah 21:9 and Revelation 18:2 concern “is fallen, is fallen”; Isaiah 13:21 and Revelation 18:2 concern unclean birds and spirits).

    In chapters 13 through 23 and at 30:6, Isaiah mentions eleven burdens, one of which concerns Israel. The other ten burdens concern regions in the surrounding Middle East and Africa, all of which are thoroughly Islamic. These may describe conditions within the ten kingdoms that will unite behind the Antichrist.

    The book “Mystery Babylon” is easy to understand. But I think that it clears the way for understanding some of the more difficult-to-understand prophecies of the Bible.

  • Tamaira
    Posted at 19:21h, 25 January

    Joel, Is your book available in e-book format?

  • Heron
    Posted at 02:32h, 26 January

    Hi Joel,

    I Just bought your book. Couldn’t wait more. Please tell me, do you still sign them? If you do, it would be amazing if you did a small drawing of the beast from the cover next to the signature, but if not it’s fine too.
    Just kidding, just kidding… (not really)

    I’m praying for you, your family and your ministry.
    Greetings from Brazil

    P.S.: I never thought I would live to see Joel Richardson singing a part of Fiddler on the Roof.

  • Joel
    Posted at 04:26h, 26 January

    Hi Tamaira,

    It is available as Kindle (on Amazon) and perhaps Nook as well. Not sure about anything else.

    Bless you!

  • Joel
    Posted at 04:27h, 26 January

    So happy it was helpful prism play.

  • Gladys
    Posted at 00:39h, 04 February

    Hi Joel
    Can’t wait to read your third book so far
    Just curiosity when you coming to Calgary I hope it soon ,also can’t wait for your teaching videos on talking or reaching to descendants of Ishmael.
    May YAWHEH keep you and protect you and your family

  • Katelyn
    Posted at 12:16h, 06 April

    Hi Joel,

    I this may not be needed, but I am an experienced graphic designer and if you ever need any kind of design work done I would absolutely volunteer this for you. I do the graphic design for my church and you can see some of the designs at: https://www.behance.net/katelynsawatzky Just wanted to offer this. I grew up at Southland Church where you spoke in Steinbach Manitoba! Love all your videos and love the study of the prophecies in scripture and really appreciate all you do.

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