I have this new theory that being born in April confers added wisdom and intelligence. It’s either that, or being born in 1967. Or, maybe it’s both.
The source of this hypothesis is Joel C. Rosenberg; who, like me, was born in April of 1967.
Better yet, he says stuff that I say. In fact, he says it better thanÂ I do, which is a terrible blow to my self-esteem.
Worse, he isn’t a professional writer, yet he has managed to writeÂ five books, and have them published. AND, he’s made the New York Times best seller list. (I think that I’m going to be embarrassed.)
FourÂ of those books, The Last Jihad, The Copper Scroll, the Ezekiel Option, and the Last Days, are fiction and were intended to be received as fiction. Yet, two of them have turned out to be amazingly prophetic. In The Last Jihad, he wrote about terrorists flying an airplane into a building – before the events of 9/11.Â He’s also predicted the chaos followingÂ the death of Arafat, the rise of a dictator like Ahmadinejad, and the rise of a more aggressiveÂ Russia.
What’s more, he never intended to be a prophet. He just wanted to tell a good story. But, by borrowing on his knowledge of the inner workings of power in Washington D.C. and his close contacts with leaders in Israel (both public and shadowy) he has spun an amazing set of tales. The scary part is that he has based those tales on his interpretation of prophecies about Israel in Ezekiel. (Ezekiel is a very scary prophet.)
Will he continue to be accurate?
But, it is his non-fiction book, EpicenterÂ that is probably the most important. I have just started reading Epicenter, andÂ it describes howÂ Joel came to write these books and why they have been so accurate in predicting the future. He also goes on to analyze the Middle East, its relationship to the world, and yes, his views on Ezekiel.
(This is not the forum for discussing my views on Ezekiel, except to say that everybody should have one.*)
I’m onlyÂ a couple chapters into the book, but already I can highly recommend it to everyone, regardless of your faith.
Now, I’m hoping that my theory ofÂ coincidental birth datesÂ means that Joel’sÂ ability will rub off on me. We’ll see.Â Â Â
*If you want MY views on Ezekiel, you’ll hafta come to a class that I’m leading on Sunday nights -Â Prophecy and Current Events, startingÂ in a week and a half.