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Overview The president of Global Evangelism Television maps out the road ahead and shows readers how to equip themselves for the final moments of judgment stemming from Israel and the city of Jerusalem.
Pastor John Hagee never dreamed that his life would change the night he took a bold stand against terrorism and anti-Semitism in his own hometown. Though his life was threatened, his property destroyed, and his peace of mind rocked, he stood with and supported the people of prophecy...and found his eyes opened to unimaginable horrors, unbearable atrocities, and unspeakable joys.
In his dealings with the nation of Isreal, the true people of prophecy, he has uncovered secret treasures of spiritual insights available to all believers...and a blueprint for the rapidly approaching end times.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Nov 13, 2003
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785275711 ISBN13 9780785275718
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More About John Hagee
John Hagee is the author of the recent USA Today and New York Times bestseller Four Blood Moons, as well as founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, which has more than 20,000 active members. Hagee is also founder and president of John Hagee Ministries, which broadcasts weekly to millions via television, Internet, and radio. He is founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI).
John Hagee currently resides in San Antonio, in the state of Texas.
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It achieves it's goal, but is still wrong Nov 23, 2005
The problem I have with some book reviews is that they criticize the author, but never review the actual book in question. If you scan the reviews of John Hagee's books you will find that people wish to pick on him about his salary or the fact that he preaches hate or whatever they wish to rant about. I am not going to offer a full-fledged review, but will make some observations without personally attacking Pastor Hagee. I harbor no ill will against him in any way, but do not fully agree with his conclusions.
John Hagee's purpose is to inform believers in Christ that the Church's task is now to support the nation of Israel founded in 1948 and Jerusalem in 1967. He points out several times that God will "bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel." John Hagee is proudly a Christian Zionist and he intends to promote Zionism in this book. He does accomplish his task and that is why I gave it two stars. He achieves his purpose with numerous historical references to how Jews have been persecuted throughout history and even accuses the Church, especially the Catholic Church as being responsible, and he is somewhat correct in his assertions. He does conveniently leave out how Jews have persecuted Christians, but that does not excuse Christians from acting in non-Christian ways toward anybody, much less towards Jews. The way he presents his argument, however, sounds to me at least pro Israel and anti-Church.
Hagee, takes great pride in his "Israeli Intelligence" information and he overwhelms the reader with insights that one wonders if he is a foreign diplomat instead of a Bible belt preacher. Hagee, writes like he preaches, and some like it and some do not, but that is his style. He is clear and concise in what he says and he is not afraid to state emphatically his opinions and he gives many in this book.
Now, let me briefly set down what I view to be the fundamental error of this book. Hagee, in my opinion, misses the person and mission of Jesus entirely. I know this is a strong statement to make against such a popular preacher and please do not get me wrong, I have nothing against Pastor Hagee personally, but he misses something fundamental and that is what Jesus came to accomplish. Let me be concise and point out exactly what he misses. First, Jesus came to fulfill the role of the nation of Israel himself. He is the servant of Isaiah, which is Israel (just ask any Jewish Rabbi). The Rabbi's are right that the servant is Israel, but wrong in that they miss that Jesus fulfills the role of Israel. Israel was God's son, but at the baptism of Jesus the heavens open and a voice says, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased." Earlier than this in Matthew's gospel you have the quotation "Out of Egypt I have called my son." This originally applied to Israel and the Exodus from Egypt, but is applied to Jesus by Matthew. There are many other proofs of this, but read N. T. Wright for further development on this fact. Second, Jesus himself replaces the Temple and is the Temple. Christians are not looking for the Temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem; we worship right now at the Temple in Christ. Jesus said "You destroy this Temple and I will raise it again in three days." He clearly calls his body the temple. Hagee misses this entirely. He also misses the meaning of Ephesians 2:11-22 where they that are in Christ are in the Temple whether they be Jew or Gentile. In fact, one new man is created in Christ. Jesus is the Temple and they that are in Christ are in the only Temple that matters. The Church is never called to get "Jews back to their homeland", but is called to get them to Christ who is the true Temple of God. Why is Hagee wanting the Church to help Jews to get back to set up a Temple in literal Jerusalem so that they can engage in something that has been done away with and is now only found in Christ? The Church is called a Holy Nation and a Royal Priesthood, what does this mean to Hagee? Paul says in Galatians 3:26ff "You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor femal, for you are one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." This passage means what it says whether Hagee likes it or not. In order to be Abraham's seed you have to be in Christ. It does not matter what your lineage is according to the flesh. John Hagee's interpretation is the same as the Zealots at the time of Jesus and they were wrong. Jesus will triumph through the preaching of the Gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." It is unfortunate that many in the Church listen to Hagee and the Christian Zionist, because they are mistakenly missing most of the New Testament's message.
John Hagee says in another book of his ("Attack on America" where he addresses the 911 terrorist attack on the twin towers), that America needed to respond with military force against Al Queda. On his program he sanctioned the attack on Iraq. He is a spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ. What is he suggesting that the real weapons of our warfare are? I know John Hagee thinks he is right, but he really needs to access what the mission of the Church is and not what the mission of the USA is. He claims to be an ambassador for Christ, so He should speak as an ambassador for Christ instead of an advocate for the Republican Party or Zionism.
The Past and The Present... History and Prophecy Jul 9, 2005
"Final Dawn Over Jerusalem", written by pastor John Hagee, was given to me a few years ago and now that I've gotten around to reading it, I'm glad I did.
The first chapter begins with the June 7, 1981 Israeli bombing on Iraq's $260 million nuclear reactor and all its technical equipment, thwarting Saddam Hussein's ability to build an atomic bomb. Because this was a decade before Hussein's attack on Kuwait, many could not understand the need for this defensive tactic and Prime Minister Menachem Begin was therefore looked upon as being too aggressive. Pastor John Hagee organized a massive public demonstration in support of Israel (now an ongoing annual event called, "A Night To Honor Israel") in spite of threats to his life, while asking, "Why is the world so quick to turn against Israel? Why has Christianity persecuted the Jews for 2,000 years? How logical is it for Christians to praise dead Jews of the past - Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Jesus, and Paul - while cursing the Jewish people of the present?" - questions he attempts to answer within this book.
Written from a religious viewpoint with biblical citations, I found it to be interesting in fact of customs, historical knowledge, research and explanation. If you have never before read one of the many books about the horrors of the Holocaust or other accounts of Jewish persecution that took place around the world, this book's summary in the chapter called, "The Crucifixion of The Jews", might be a shocking one - but also enlightening of the degree and time frame of such persecutions and deliberate murder of more than six million Jews.
Under the subtitle, "Malicious Myths About Jewish People", we find some of them are ignorance and fear (based upon ignorance). Other reasons for prejudice is jealousy and the drive to confiscate property which happened time and time again, until Israel was reborn in 1943 (although the threat of losing land is still a continuing one) - a once barren desert now blooming in fertility and production. Another disturbing reason the Jews have been the most persecuted of people is religious motivation of the Christian of every era (now Islam joins the fray) mostly due to the belief that the Jews killed Jesus.
In "Final Dawn Over Jerusalem" logical explanation is given in order to disprove this assumption. For instance, Herod was Roman and not Jewish. Had Jesus been put to death by Jews, it would have been via stoning, not crucifixion which was the Roman way. (No wonder Christians and Jews see the cross in different ways.) Even the mob scene was an orchestrated plot by Ciaphas (also a Roman and second in command to Herod) and consisted of Pharisees - religious separatists who made up only 1% of the Jewish population at that time, albeit very powerful and influential. Judas was not an ethnic Jew and some believe he was probably a spy for Herod from the beginning of his time with Jesus.
Although I have learned much from "Final Dawn Over Jerusalem", and it went a long way in explaining the constant thriving conditions of anti-Semitism within the hearts of some, I still have found no answers to the questions first asked, unless to accept the postulation of John Hagee and others: "Anti-Semitism is a demonic spirit from the bowels of hell."
The Chosen People and Their Capital City Jan 1, 2004
In this book, Pastor John Hagee explores the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and proves conclusively, Christianity was born in the Synagogue, not in a Church or Mosque. He then reviews Jerusalem's pivotal role in international events, and ends with prophesies for the future supported by scripture. The result is a scathing indictment and warning against anti-Semitism.
Hagee begins with a review of well-documented crimes against Jews perpetrated, through the ages, by people claiming to be Christians. The perverted gospel they preached and practiced was, persecute a Jew and God will reward you for avenging the murder of his son. His next chapter is entitled, "Who Really Killed Christ." Readers will gain many scriptural and historical insights from these short passages.
Next, he narrates Jerusalem's crucial role in international events, past, present and future. He describes the elation of battle hardened, Israeli soldiers who became the first Jews to pray at the Wailing Wall in 2000 years after recapturing their ancient capital in 1948. He then mentions the four wars that have followed it. In each case, Israel triumphed over militarily superior Arab forces, proving God has never and will never abandon his chosen people.
Hagee closes with predictions for the future. He states plainly no "roadmap" or any other "peace settlement" that takes land away from ancient Israel will stand. God himself established the boundaries of Israel and personally bequeathed it to the Jews. No manmade treaty can change this.
The only thing missing is a plea for the Jews to finally recognize Jesus as the Messiah. Certainly, they are the chosen people of God and are directly responsible for the spread of Christianity worldwide. Had this been done, I would have given it five stars instead of four. Still, Hagee does a masterful job of explaining historical events in light of biblical prophecy. Well done!!
If you build a bigger lie ... Sep 20, 2003
I am amazed at the number of reviews given to this book that make no mention of the overt anti-Catholic bigoted tone of this thing. Did we read the same book?
It's always popular to stand and wave a flag that says you stand against anti-Semitism and in favor of the Jews taking their proper place in the world etc etc., and that's fine. But, when did it become acceptable to exchange hatred for Jews for hatred for Catholics?
If that's the way you think, you'll love this book.
If, however, you're more than a bit concerned about being spit on by the books not so hidden agenda of Catholic bashing, then you'll be wasting your time with it.
If you relish the thought that you could be an "insider" knowing things that Jesus himself told you He didn't know, then this is your meat. If you can justify telling yourself that you're smarter than the Savior, or at least the author of the book is, then this one will scratch your ears quite nicely.
Although I respect Hagee, I didn't like the book May 11, 2003
I love reading books on biblical prophecy, and respect Hagee as a pastor and writer, however this book seemed to be nothing more than a self loathing book... at least for the first part of it. We should all be horrified at the attrocities the jews have had to face throughout history and understand that they have a central role in biblical prophecy, and I consider myself a very pro-Israel person, but I don't think God wants us to treat Israel as a nation that can do no wrong no matter what they do.
What got me the most is how Hagee stresses in the book that the leading Pharisees and teachers of the law during Jesus' day in no way represents all jews (I agree), but then talks as if all christians have blood on their hands from christian persecution of the jews in past centuries (I disagree). If the Jewish leaders of the first century don't represent the jews today, then centuries old christians don't represent christians today. No one is gonna tell me that I am guilty because of what people who called themselves christians did in the past.
The second part of the book had some interesting points of prophecy, so I gave it two stars, but the first part ruined it.