If you have ever considered the path to God through Jesus Christ, and when to establish or reinforce a relationship with the Holy Trinity of God, that time is here. If you have wondered about the End Times, are they real? Will they actually happen? How ‘true’ are its predictions? Will the Last Days really be as ‘bad’ and ‘horrible’ as prophesied? If you give the least bit of thought or attention to the current states of affairs around the world, you realize evil and corruption plague every country and peoples.
Its endemic presence becomes more evident with the passing of each season. We have finally reached the zenith of man’s exploitation of the planet and his fellows. The words have been written and read. Some believe, most do not. The time of choice and decision is upon us. No one will escape the economic fallout, political upheaval, and discordant social devastation on the horizon. Everyone will be affected.
Spiritual grounding and strength will be essential to cope with the fallout and survive the onslaught of evil's actions about to be released on the world through those who embrace its presence. Now more than ever each of us needs to be prepared going forward. This may be hard to understand, even more difficult to comprehend, analyze, and accept. Life will be different than what we have experienced or been accustom to in the past.
The Lord has warned all those who have ears to hear that the coming “end times or last days” will be extreme and precarious. Are you ready to hear? Whether or not you know, have read, or even care about what the bible foretells or has to say about the next decade, you and your family will be part of its unfolding events.
What does Jesus, the Christ/Messiah tell us to expect? Wars and threats of armed conflicts. Storms on land and sea more violent, frequent, and intensely destructive than ever before. Famine, pestilence, and virus’ more caustic and deadly than we’ve ever experienced. Clashes between tribes and peoples within countries, regions, and neighborhoods. Hate, violence, and rebellion both local and widespread. Daily persecutions and executions. These he says are the beginnings of birth pains. The stress and struggle seen and experienced by women in labor are the reference points he uses that all might understand the nature and severity of what lay ahead.
The Lord God has drawn a ‘line in the sand’ for believers and non-believers alike. He has shared His Word with the entire world that all might hear and take advantage of His unconditional love and forgiveness by coming to know of Him through His Son Jesus. That ‘line’ divides between what has been forecast to take place, and what is taking place by cognition of events surrounding the state of Israel and the Jewish people which took place on May 14, 1948.
1948 -The rebirth of Israel as a nation-state “in one day”
1967 - Recapture of Jerusalem (Six Days War)
1973 - Yom Kippur War victory
2017 - 2018 Jubilee Year/Shemitah Year
1948 - 2018 The “last generation”
Israel’s coming “Seventieth (70th) Week” is now on the precipice of unfolding
We have crossed that line. We were warned of it. Each day brings the world closer to the moment of exposure to the man who will become the Antichrist. When he steps out of the shadows and into the light of leadership some will recognize, others will not. The world is currently plagued by inept and corrupt politicians on the one hand and authoritarian regimes, dictators, and war lords on the other. Each guiding his country or region into perilous times of conflict internally and externally.
Chaos and disillusionment will infuse aspects of daily life to become part and parcel of the next decade. Out of the devastation will come a hue and cry for one to take control and save the world from itself. This savior is already here, biding his time and orchestrating his backroom alliances. He sees and believes himself to be the stable genius of peace and safety. Jesus had his clarion caller announcing his imminent arrival. So too this man has a predecessor paving the way for his arrival and acceptance. Preparing the world for what God describes as ‘the lie’ (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).
His presence should serve as our warning. A warning to see through the veil of the world’s disorder and strife. To know and understand that nothing is in our control, except the path and power to grow spiritually. Now is the time. Protect yourself and your family. Ignore the smoke and mirrors of deception and deceit. Seek the truth and acknowledge reality so you can turn to the only path of salvation.
All the best,
In its unfolding story the bible relates and describes peoples, countries, regions, and areas around the world on mankind’s historic yet prophetic path, pertaining to the roles and purposes of Jesus as the Christ/Messiah. Is there a reason America is not mentioned in the bible? Or is it? [Rev 13:4, 18:3-8]
He who at Mid Tribulation will become the Antichrist will in the years preceding his rise to power be a proxy statesman of much accomplishment. His fortuitous fame shall blaze the way before him as he takes his place on the world stage, given opportunity and support by one who uses wiles and ways never before seen nor heard in public discourse.
As America’s economy stutters, stumbles, and falls one area of strength and export remains the pinnacle of resilience. The military industrial complex. Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of this day in his presidential farewell address to congress and the nation. The military might of the U.S. has long been a primary deterrent or ‘backbone’ against totalitarian aggression around the globe. Back room political deals and the threat of U.S. armed power in support of Israel since 1948 has helped enable the Jewish State to establish and pursue continued growth. When the Ezekiel War draws nigh, Israel will stand alone. Israel’s most ardent supporter the US will ironically be absent. Why?
America will be reticent to respond, aide or assist as it will be consumed with its own nationalist interests and internal troubles. Under a second Trump administration the U.S. will become a political police state. America will be shunned by the international community. Distrusted globally, viewed as arrogant and ignorant by our decisions and behavior, and no longer a leader among nations, America’s military strength will be the sole bargaining chip and negotiating tactic left in its arsenal to be employed. And used it will be.
Under a Biden administration the ineptness of congress and resistance of the political right will paralyze to a level of inaction and inactivity that only produces stalemates. The collapse of the economy and the systemic failures of agencies across the governmental landscape will cripple America’s resurgence on the world scene. A once great effort at republic democracy will have experienced greatness briefly and fleetingly, only to cave in upon itself, consumed from the inside by avarice and corruption. With its demise the only recourse will be to use its military industrial complex as its sole power piece, arming dictators and authoritarian regime purchasers across the globe.
God has a plan for this ‘leading nation of merchants to the world’ as described in chapter 18 of the book of Revelation. America will experience destructive and debilitating events isolating and essentially removing it from the rest of the world. As a country we will become an afterthought of what we once were. America will be hated and dismissed as no longer relevant. The hypocritical mantras of evangelical christians and their "purpose driven" carnal brethren will be greatly tested in the run up to the apostasy Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24:10 as they are led astray by the coming Antichrist and his political herald.
Join me next time for Part 7 when we examine the moment of choice which is upon us.
In addition to life-threatening weather, political and social changes taking place around the world, we can expect the severity of human problems and issues to increase exponentially. As different locations worldwide experience a 'new normal' of harshness spreading like a cancer, what should we be cognizant of for the future?
As we have previously presented in our End Times series’ there are three 'Last Days' events to be witnessed by the entire world which will spotlight the veracity and truth of God’s redemption plan as prophesied for humanity. The “Ezekiel War” between Israel and her enemies, the rebuilding of the Third “Temple in Jerusalem” and the rise to prominence of the man who will be instrumental in brokering a "Peace and Security" treaty to start the seven year tribulation.
What specifics can we expect to unfold in and around these benchmark events? Before we explain, let’s go back to the Rapture. Again, no one knows the day or hour of its occurrence, but we prophetically know the final confirmation/ratification of this Peace and Security treaty between Israel and her enemies will start the seven-year Tribulation. If the Rapture occurs on or before this significant treaty confirmation date, all those gathered to Christ in the air (Raptured) will miss the seven-year Tribulation.
If the Rapture occurs at Mid Tribulation, all those still alive in the first 3 ½ years of the Tribulation period will be at God’s mercy to survive its death and destruction. During this 3 ½ year period the onslaught of natural disasters will be as never before experienced by so many globally in mankind’s history. At Mid Tribulation, Satan will empower the individual who has been garnering support during the preceding years and give him unsurpassed control over the world as the Antichrist.
If the Rapture is a Mid Tribulation event, Christ believers killed during the first 3 ½ years will have become martyrs. At Mid Tribulation however, God will turn His attention to the reconciliation of Israel’s remnant and the gentile world will literally be on its own. Should you live through the ‘Wrath of Christ’ (the first 3 ½ year period), at Mid Tribulation every person alive will be required to take the ‘Mark of the Beast’ or face being put to death.
Are there believers in Christ who will experience the seven-year tribulation, or parts of it? Probably. It is my belief there are 'Christians' who will suffer the fallout of these years. Are there believers who will manage to survive the entire seven years? Possibly. Scripture indicates there are people who will survive the entire seven years.
Those who are or become believers in Christ during the Tribulation years will be tested and challenged as never before. People worldwide will perish from forces of nature and at the hands of men. Everyone alive will have opportunities to come to know God through His Son, Jesus. However, at Mid Tribulation God will allow Satan and the Antichrist to have and exercise full reign over the earth and its inhabitants.
Join me next time when we look at what may be in store for America.
In every situation life presents us with five (5) prime motivators. Our decisions and choices are moved to action by one or more of these; Need, Want, Love, Status, and Fear. The greatest of these is fear. If you’ve ever studied promotional advertising, you’ve noticed every product or service is presented using one or more of these as its underlying message trigger to move you to respond and take action.
God’s spirit will be employing all these individually or in concert during the coming days, months, and years ahead. As we have been sharing through our End Times series’ God’s unconditional love, and therefore His forgiveness, is the prime motivation in His relationship with us. His desire is to have each of us reconciled to Him spiritually at the end of our mortal life.
Like every loving parent His care and efforts are engaged that we might be able to enjoy life to its fullest. However, like a concerned parent He is dismayed and disappointed by disobedient behavior resulting from amoral and unethical decisions. His discipline, through the consequential actions of our self-centered choices, is to further our understanding of the seriousness between being one of His children and being swayed or dedicated to the world's evil and corruption. [Hebrews 12:6-11, Rev 3:19]
Like a parent who has tried every motivation, He finds Himself at the last option, fear of loss. Specifically fear of loss of life. God has been warning the world for over five thousand years through prophets and prophesy that those alive in the End Times will face removal of His protection and an increase in the power and reach of evil by and through corrupted men. All history has witnessed this; however, we today are experiencing this calamity coming to fruition literally as prophesied.
Before 1948 every bible and prophesy student had to view prophesy as a distant future event, waiting on and hanging in the balance the one specific linchpin of Jewish history yet to unfold. That pivotal event took place on May 14, 1948, when the modern state of Israel was 'born in one day.' That 'rebirth' of the Jewish nation started the prophetic clock ticking once again in the prophesied emergence of the "Last Generation."
If you believe life is getting more dangerous and toxic, you are correct. If God’s love is not enough to dissuade us from doing evil, perhaps suffering with and through uncontrollable natural disasters and man made horror will change our minds and behaviors. The Lord is offering the world’s inhabitants His final opportunities to establish a relationship with Him through His Son to understand the death and destruction ahead.
So, what does our timetable look like going forward? We have experienced the fallout of the 2008 economic collapse, and we will soon be suffering the devastation of the coming 2020-2022 economic, social, and health debacles. Hundreds of thousands will succumb to war, disease, famine, and virus. Climate change will continue its onslaught to ravage more people and property with each new season. Greed will be pervasive as never before and corruption will invade and be widespread throughout every aspect of modern life. Societal declines will continue unabated until the clamor for relief is so great and undeniable, that the promises by the ‘father of lies’ are irresistible. [John 8:44]
In all this pending tragedy it is paramount we remember and realize the love of God is so great that no matter our life’s transgressions, He is ready to forgive and guide us to Him prior to our end. Our spiritual release is guaranteed in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, and Romans 10:9-10, 17. Knowing and understanding these passages will grant peace on the path to salvation, redemption, and reconciliation.
While I am not claiming knowledge of dates nor predicting, I will provide an outline of events for my readers and followers I believe to be on the horizon. I offer this as a way to prepare spiritually. Why is preparation essential? None of us know the day of our last breath or what will bring us to that moment.
Join me next time for specifics of what we should expect.
If the Spirit of the Lord abides with yours, whether dead or alive, no matter the Rapture’s timing, you’ll be "caught up" and be part of it.
As God has done throughout human historical existence, He has sent and delivered announcements as to His intentions regarding salvation, redemption, and spiritual reconciliation. The coming End Times are no different. In fact, there are as many prophesies collectively about the ‘End Times’ or ‘Last Days’ as any other single subject concerning Jesus as the Christ/Messiah. God has provided specifics as to the events, people and circumstances regarding these months and years. These are His warnings for the world of believers and nonbelievers alike, about His Word.
What should we know and expect in the End Times? First, expect chaos to permeate every realm of life as never before. God is (deadly) serious about giving Jesus His kingdom inheritance. God will allow life to become more difficult and dangerous, locally and globally. God is withdrawing His loving hand of protection from the world and its people. Evil has been held in check for millennia. That protection is now ending as Jesus Christ prepares for His return to claim his inheritance and believers.
We are bombarded by the media concerning the current states and conditions of our world and its people. The increase in evil and hate is now observable multiple times every day around the world as it's fallout and consequences are experienced in every aspect of life. Literally nothing of the human condition remains hidden. All areas, lifestyles, and interests have been corrupted. Evil now pridefully boasts of and basks in its own wallow of lies, deceits, and deceptions. No one is believed or trusted. The 'new normal' for the state of our world today can be seen in Jesus' words [Mt. 24:3, 6-8, 10-14].
Observe and examine any or every level of life in 2020. What we see unfolding in our lives are the warning signs Christ and the spirit of God warned readers and listeners to be aware of and recognize. No matter the realm of life today, evil and corruption have infiltrated and are integral parts of the control and abuse taking place against peoples around the globe. Importantly, what does this mean for us?
Life between your reading this today and the Rapture will become increasingly fraught with uneasiness and actions we have little or no control over. Those who claim to be ‘in charge’ of governments, industry and commerce will start experiencing upheavals as their unpreparedness reveals their incompetence and self-centered avarice motivating every decision and proposal they undertake at the expense of struggling populations. Systemic failures in countries around the world will further set the stage for the clamor to bring calm to the rising storms of discontent and struggle. This spreading global call for a ‘savior’ will only serve to further delude the mass of mankind.
With evil men and women in positions of unbridled power, a network of surrogate liars and sycophants continue to form a loose knit collection of regional alliances ready to coalesce behind the one individual who steps into the spotlight, promising ‘Peace and Security.’ Between the fallout of climatic and ecological disasters, failures of governments and abandonment of ‘safety net’ programs for those most vulnerable, weak and susceptible, life before the Rapture will be increasingly difficult and precarious. After the Rapture for those left behind it will be increasingly more terrifying.
Because God's love is unconditional, He allows each of us to decide and choose whether we will believe and trust in His "Word", (Jesus) or not. He gives each of us ‘Free Will’ to choose which path we will travel. The path that leads to Him, or the path that takes one away from Him. At birth we all start on the world’s path. As such, our 'free will' begins on day one.
We enter this reality as sparked and energized spirits ready to inhabit a living soul and be challenged by the ‘lessons of life’ that await within the choices and decisions on our return journey to God. As God’s final protection is removed at the Rapture, leaving the world and its people as targets, death and destruction will be the new world order.
Join me next time when we look at what makes us respond as we do.
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