Essential Reading List
One of Voice of Messiah’s core objectives as a ministry is to help people understand Bible prophecy, the return of Jesus, and God’s purposes for His people in these last days. Each of these topics carries profound implications in terms of how we should live our lives, minister the Gospel to others, and prepare for what is to come. With this in mind, we have assembled the following essential reading list for those who seek the most accurate, up-to-date, relevant, and Biblically-grounded information related to Biblical eschatology and the Second Coming of the Messiah. In addition, we will also add other books to this reading list from time to time, especially those that are focused on growth in Biblical discipleship and facilitating a closer walk with the Holy Spirit.
The Passover King is an in-depth study of Biblical eschatology and the return of Jesus. It covers many of the key Biblical texts from Genesis to Revelation, and illustrates how the Biblical feast of Passover functions as an eschatological blueprint that can help us understand future prophetic events in a deeper way. Written by Voice of Messiah’s President, Travis Snow (MDiv), this book is one of the best places to start for those seeking a comprehensive understanding of the end times and the Second Coming of the Messiah. Some of the key topics covered in this book include: the eschatological significance of the Biblical feasts, God’s will for Israel in the last days, essential texts related to the rise of the Antichrist, the Gog of Magog invasion, the timing of the Rapture, the sequence of events in Revelation, what Jesus is really going to do when He returns, and God’s will for believers in the days ahead. For more information on The Passover King click here.
Many prophecy teachers over the last 50 years have argued that the Antichrist will arise from Europe and oversee a “revived Roman empire.” In Mideast Beast, Joel Richardson thoroughly refutes this notion. He proves how the Bible consistently connects the Antichrist and his kingdom primarily to the nations of the Middle East and North Africa. This is by far the best book ever written on this subject. It is well-researched and scholarly, but still very practical and easy to follow. The reality of a rising Middle Eastern Antichrist is going to impact every follower of Jesus in a profound way in the days ahead, which is why we consider this a must read. You can purchase this book through Amazon by clicking here. It is also available on Joel’s website, joelstrumpet.com, as either a free PDF download or hardback for purchase.
Antichrist Before the Day of the Lord is arguably the best book on the timing of the Rapture ever written. Originally published in 2013 by New Testament scholar Alan Kurschner (PhD), this book presents the Biblical case for what is known as the Pre-Wrath Rapture theory. In essence, Pre-Wrath is a modified, yet more Biblically nuanced and accurate, version of the Post-Tribulation Rapture theory. Pre-Wrath maintains that believers do go through the Great Tribulation and face the Antichrist (contrary to Pre-Trib). However, it also maintains that believers are in fact taken into heaven for a brief period of time after the Great Tribulation, before finally returning to the earth with Jesus (contrary to traditional Post-Trib). Kurschner explains the timing of end time events, including the chronology of the book of Revelation, better than anyone. Given the practical implications of this teaching for the Lord’s people, you don’t want to overlook this book. Purchase on Amazon now.
When a Jew Rules the World is an excellent summary of God’s prophetic plan for Israel and the Jewish people. Tragically, throughout Church History, many prominent theologians have endorsed Replacement Theology and anti-Semitism. This book gives an overview of the history of Christian Replacement Theology, as well as a more Biblically-grounded perspective on what the Scriptures teach concerning Israel. It covers the foundational importance of God’s ongoing covenants with Israel, including the Abrahamic Covenant, the Davidic Covenant, and the New Covenant. It also covers why every Christian today needs to understand these topics, lest we be swept away by the growing undercurrent of modern-day Replacement Theology and anti-Semitism. The book is available at www.joelstrumpet.com for free and for purchase in hardback.
Our Hands Are Stained With Blood by Michael Brown (PhD) is an accessible and practical overview of the history of Christian anti-Semitism. This is a must read for every follower of Jesus who wants to have a better understanding of this critical topic, which is tragically neglected by most pastors, seminary professors, and Church leaders. It is also a resource that will equip God’s people to share the Gospel with the Jewish people in a more sensitive manner, and stand against the rising tides of anti-Semitism in the modern day. Prior to the return of Jesus, the nation of Israel, and the broader Jewish community, will be at the center of unfolding prophetic events. This is a book that will help the Church and the Messianic community be on the right side of history in the days ahead. Purchase on Amazon now.
Unto Death is a sobering and prophetic call to God’s people to fulfill the Great Commission. It is a convicting appeal to seek treasures in heaven and joy in the Age to Come with the Messiah, more than the comforts, riches, and enticements of this world. This book will light a fire within your spirit and encourage you to put your hand to the plow for the sake of the Gospel. Even if you are not called directly to overseas evangelism work, this book will still help you understand the importance of becoming more involved with what the Lord is doing around the world today, in whatever capacity you are able. Dalton Thomas weaves together historical accounts from pioneering missionaries of old, with Biblical insights gleaned from his own life as a modern-day missionary serving in the Middle East. This book can be purchased on Amazon by clicking here.
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