Dr. Michael Bennett, “Doctor Future” of the much beloved Futurequake show, has recently emerged from the confines of his hobbit hole to do two interviews, the first with Tim Kilkenny on Revelations Radio News, and the second with Derek Gilbert on his show, a View from the Bunker, discussing the progress on his series of books he has been working on for some time now. What was originally intended to be a single book exploring the “War on Terror” from a Christian/prophetic perspective has now expanded to a seven volume series, called “The Holy War Chronicles”, which now, as Bennett’s recent discussion with Derek on “Jewish Magic” shows, stands poised to be a veritable boat rocker in the realm of Christian prophetic research.
What I find so thrilling about all of this, is how Doc himself admits that the rabbit holes he eventually found himself exploring, involving things such as the modern state of Israel and the centrality of Kabbalistic occultism in the inner circles of rabbinic Judaism, were not at all a part of his original outline for the book/s, but were something he felt unable to exclude the more he followed the breadcrumbs, as it were, eventually comprising enough material to warrant an entire volume their own, after learning about things such as the prevalence of Israeli rabbis openly conducting magic and death hexes against those perceived to be their political enemies. Bennett openly speaks about how until very recently, he was very much in the conventional vein of Christian prophetic teaching which largely without question tows the line of being “pro Israel” and pro-Zionism, heralding God’s mandate that we should fully give Israel financial, political and military support, lest we find ourselves guilty of touching the “apple of His eye” etc…
I was already greatly indebted to the person of “Dr. Future” (and Tom Bionic, lest we forget, love you too Tom…) and the legacy of Futurequake, for the invaluable role they all played in my own life, providing a much needed venue for both intellectual and spiritual grounding when I found myself in the midst of a very confusing and rather vulnerable time in my life and faith. Futurequake, in many ways, blazed the trail for so many podcasters and researchers who followed, and as Bennett himself describes, now in it’s archived state also stands as a sort of testament to the progression of Mike’s thinking, a journey of discussions and interviews which over the years piece together a vast array of leads and investigations. Now, “The Holy War Chronicles” promises to lean heavily on that foundation provided by years of riveting Futurequake interviews, and charge forward into a new chapter, providing what I foresee will be an indispensable resource for other researchers, authors, teachers and students for years to come.
Having myself gone through a very similar unexpected “paradigm shift” in regards to my perspective on the broader topic of occultism within Judaism and it’s ramifications towards the nation/state of modern Israel and Zionism less than a year ago, learning about this kind of research being done by someone like Doctor Future was truly exhilarating, not merely because I know the level of scholarship and scope of research he brings to the table, but almost more importantly, the degree of humility and softness of heart that he brings to the entire issue, putting it all in the context and framework that the topic should always be kept in, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Standing up and being willing to challenge the status quo on a topic like Israel or Judaism in Christian circles today is one that is bound to be fraught with opposition, and even derision, as the conditioned hair-trigger accusations of “anti-Semitism” are levied, or appeals to “touch not the Lord’s anointed!” are bellowed. But this is why I see the Lord’s providential hand at work here, knowing the controversial nature of merely asking these kinds of questions, but then also knowing how well respected a figure like Dr. Bennett is, especially within the “RRN Community”, and I have to say, it will be quite interesting to see how things start to shake out, once these books are finally published and the Doc sets out to engage in discussing these matters with the many brothers and sisters who have listened to him over the years and know he is anything but motivated by racism or antipathy for his neighbor, whatever their nationality or religious upbringing might be, but rather, a sincere desire to see Christ be preached and glorified, and to see lost people found in the Light of His Love.