If you are a regular visitor to this website you’ve likely noticed fewer posts since summer. While I am sorry about that, some things had to give.
With a day job to pay the bills, the season of harvest and processing from the garden, and most of all, continued work writing and researching for the fourth book, time has become a more precious commodity this season. Between that and a relatively quiet Middle East the last couple months (for which I am thankful) regular posts were temporarily lowered in priority.
With that said, it seems good to report some status to you all, of the work on the fourth book: the book advances! I’m being allowed time to research and write, and writing books does take a great chunk of time. Originally thought to be nine chapters, the book grew to ten chapters and now twelve. Chapter 7 of the draft manuscript has been completed. Research and writing continues on Chapter 8. So the book is over half written. Finishing the first draft before the end of the year is looking more like a doable task. Being a smaller book, reviewing and editing should go quickly.
This book will only be a third or so the size of Daniel Revisited, but admittedly is packed. Relying most heavily on Scripture to interpret Scripture, there should be plenty for the student of the Bible to sink his or her teeth into.
New discoveries for me continue even to this point. Even this past week God allowed me to stumble upon an interpretation for a phrase repeated many times in the Old Testament, that I never understood before. This book, like Daniel Revisited and Chronicles, has been a journey of discovery.
What is truly exciting to me is, just as the understanding of the Islamic Antichrist opened up Scripture allowing the Signposts to be revealed, so too, the understanding from Chiastics that Babylon the great is the opposite of the Bride has opened up so many Scripture passages to further understanding as well. The Scriptures declare in so many places, loudly and plainly, what Chiastics has suggested!
(And for students of Chronicles and Chiastics, two additional chiasmi have appeared to provide even more confirmation by Scripture: a convergent chiasmus in Genesis, as well as a parallel one between the O.T. and Revelation.)
And to the glory of God, understanding the true identity of Babylon the great highlights and makes more ominous the last great exhortation of the Bible: “Come out of her, my people!” And that’s the point of the entire book. Just as the reason for writing Daniel Revisited was as a warning to the Church about the wild things Iran and Turkey will do and what they mean, so this fourth book is an even more important warning of what that last exhortation is really saying.
God bless you all!