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Israel’s Angel Standing By

Evil being perpetrated today by the satanic minions, both demonic and human, is made manifest for all to see. At the same time, the dynamics behind what we can easily discern tell us that powerful forces rage in prophetic stage-setting while the final battle between good and evil continues to take shape. The scope displaying this wickedness, however, allows us to only peer through that “looking glass darkly,” as the KJV puts it (1 Corinthians 13:12).

These factors were among my motivation for writing the story I believe I was given the impression to present in fictional form. While I realize many–actually most—among our Rapture Ready and Terryjamesprophecyline.com blog family rarely care to delve into fiction, I’m hoping those of you who fit in those categories will make exception in this case.

Like in using this commentary space to offer my and Gary Ritter’s The Minion Protocols a few weeks ago, this article, too, is admittedly, to some extent, a promotion for my new novel.

By way of perhaps trying to somewhat buffer the appearance of crass commercialism, I offer this explanation. I present my novel with the strong sense that much of what is happening in the world today—in the unseen, spiritual realm—can be revealed to a considerable degree through fiction.

And the interaction in that dimension must be absolutely stupefying. Maybe that’s why the Lord has us looking through that glass darkly, concerning the cataclysmic clashing going on, from which we are protected by Heaven’s power. I believe that a fictional rendering is what is now called for as a buffering, although revealing, depiction to help us see where things stand from the supernatural perspective. I hope at the same time it will entertain, which fiction, in part, should do in every case.

MICHAEL is the novel’s title. Last-Days Lightning is the subtitle. As we have gone over a number of times in these commentaries, Israel is the primary signal of where this generation stands upon God’s prophetic timeline. That supernatural nation is at the very center of the prodigious battle that will bring the epic conflict of all ages to a conclusion. It is the horrendous warfare the great Apostle Paul wrote about as recorded now in Ephesians 6:12. All who name the Name of Christ are engaged in this battle whether we realize it or can’t spiritually perceive what’s going on all around us.

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6: 11–12)  

That hell-spawned warfare will carry on through the campaign of Armageddon, and even arise again for a brief moment at the end of the millennial reign of Christ. Israel is the primary target the devil and his forces have in their crosshairs in their rage to destroy the house of Israel, thus to make God a liar. God has said that Israel will be a nation forever, and will be the head of all nations in the Millennium. The Jews have been the target of the evil forces of this fallen world down through the centuries–thus because it is that people through whom the Lamb that takes away the sins of the world was born.

The hatred is again building at a rapid rate. Globalism, anti-God, one-world-order ideology, is the chief stronghold of the powers and principalities in the high places of wickedness. The present American president and his administration have done and are doing all within their power to reverse any and all advantageous things the previous administration did for the Jewish state. Israel’s enemies, such as Iran, sense a renewed opportunity to destroy the nation by developing their nuclear weapons programs.

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is among the top military entities on the planet. They have the capability, both in battle ready forces and in covert operations, which have made the nation to this point seemingly undefeatable.

From relatively current history, we know about the major wars in which Israel was attacked, their enemies completely routed, despite the Israeli military facing overwhelming odds in every case. But was it their military that assured those victories? Many experts in warfare still scratch their heads, and many have to admit that those victories must have had elements of supernaturalism involved, so overwhelmingly strange and complete were the victories.

This is where I believe Daniel’s prophecies for these very days in which we find ourselves come into view—not that I mean the great prophet’s prophecies have totally unfolded. But, from things we have seen in Israel’s modern history and all the geopolitical gyrations involving the Jewish state continually taking place, to me it is clear that Daniel’s prophecies for the time near Christ’s return at Armageddon are beginning to manifest, and have been for some time.

Daniel’s foretelling, given him through his spectacular encounters with a heavenly messenger, are worthy of examination.

First, the prophet was given the following directly from the throne of God. I’m convinced the time referred to is the time we have entered, probably when Israel was reestablished as a nation on May 14, 1948. The Tribulation era—the time of trouble the angel mentions—isn’t yet upon us, but things have been set in motion that will rapidly lead to that horrendous time.

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. (Daniel 12: 1)

The angel then gave the prophet the following to write:

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel 12:4)

Based upon the electrifying unfolding of issues and events involving prophetic portent at this time, we must conclude that the book likely has been opened.

MICHAEL: Last Days Lightning will be available this Wednesday, April 14. Please look for the promotion on that day to get links to the book.

Again, I believe the story gives an entertaining but discerning look behind the evil going on in recent times. And I prayerfully hope it will, even though presented fictionally, give encouragement and comfort that there is nothing to worry about—the Lord has everything fully under control within His mighty hand.


  1. Ed Wood says:

    I’ll definitely be ordering this book as soon as it becomes available because I’m sure it will be inspired and excellent as have been the other books I’ve read from Terry James.

    We are now in an unprecedented time where it looks as if some kind of unprecedented comprehensive peace treaty is on the way in the Middle East, something that will ultimately be used by the Antichrist to betray Israel.

    Concurrently, we have the threat of a nuclear Iran which may paradoxically be helping this treaty to develop since it seems to be causing many of Israel’s adversaries to take its side rather than that of Iran’s.
    Added to all this is the United States’ growing irrelevance due to a president appears to suffering from diminished cognitive abilities, based on his recent press conference, this deficiency certainly being shamelessly exploited by members of far-left ideologies.

    Behind all of this is the growing sense of “something” dark and ominous happening out of our sight, but just about ready to break out onto our world and begin the plunge into the last seven years of history – but not before believers are taken out of harm’s way.

    Seems to me this new book is being made available exactly at the right time.

    • jpscanga says:

      So true, Ed – ever since the start of 2021, I’ve had this general feeling that the forces of Darkness are engaged in their work at an unprecedented Pace. Truth is being exchanged Lies daily and many are calling Good what is Evil and what is Evil, Good.

      • Ed Wood says:

        Hello, jpscanga.

        I suppose the best way to describe what I’m picking up today is to compare it to something that catches one’s peripheral vision, but manages to dash out of the way if one turns to look at it directly. Now this is not to say I’m literally “seeing things” but I think you’ll get the analogy because I suspect you are experiencing something just like it. I have a hunch that almost everyone who is into studying Bible prophecy is sharing this experience.

        As another comparison, it’s like a distant radio station transmitting and we are just picking up the fringes of the signal right now. But as we get closer to it, it’ll get stronger. Sure seems to be doing that this past year. I wouldn’t be surprised if people like Terry James who have studied prophecy most of his life are closer to this source and are getting the signal a lot stronger than I am.

        This, too, would be in accord with this passage:
        Amos {3:7} Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

        Prophets did more than just reveal the future. They acted as God’s messengers in general and I do think that Terry qualifies as such.

        Ed W.

  2. Jeff Scanga says:

    I read the Minion Protocols and most wholeheartedly agree that through fiction we are inspired to think more deeply about the unseen world, the rulers of darkness, and the terrifying principalities and forces of evil that had we been given a full view of such entities, we would be paralyzed with abject terror. After all, isn’t it true that most Biblical characters fell to their knees in fear even when they encountered benevolent supernatural entities?

  3. joshua says:

    Amen and Amen. That Time is upon as all but before that, the Church must be removed as it is written.

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