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The name of this blog is taken from Luke 21:28 where Jesus says: “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

Pastor Dana: Vision Sept. 14, 2020

This is a little different from what Pastor Dana has shared previously in that this is a vision rather than a dream.  The message is one that seems to speak directly to the church – the Bride of Christ.  It’s a word that is extremely important for those of us believing that we are part of the Philadelphia church – the one with little strength.  I love the final word that God imparts.  It’s one that has been on my heart for quite a while: “Stay braced and occupy until I come.”

Indeed, we are to occupy and go about doing the Lord’s business.  Stay in the Word.  Remain faithful in prayer.  Encourage one another.  Be a light in the darkness.  Preach the Gospel to those who are lost in season and out of season.

Jesus IS coming soon.  The message rings true: “Stay braced and occupy until I come.”

 

A vision I had last week

Posted by Dana Coverstone on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

 

Pastor Dana Prophetic Dream – Sept. 7, 2020

Pastor Dana Coverstone’s dreams continue.  God has chosen him as the vessel to bring these prophetic visions forward, but I can’t imagine the toll it’s taking on him.  This is heavy stuff.  I believe that America has reached the point of no return.  The antichrist spirits have infiltrated to such an extent that the hard hearts of the people in this nation will not change.

Our only hope is Jesus Christ.  In Him we have joy in the midst of this chaos and violence.  If you don’t know Him, seek Him and He will be found by you.  If you sincerely want to learn more about Jesus, please contact me.  Time is running out.  Jesus will soon be coming back for His church, and God will pour our His wrath on this unbelieving world.  Don’t be left behind.

A troubling dream I had last night about lady liberty. It has troubled me since 2:15 am.

Posted by Dana Coverstone on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Q Quandary Continues

Don’t worry, I don’t plan to make a career out of writing about Q and the various quandaries that have arisen from those who follow, or conversely, dislike him.  Once again I thought I was finished with this series, but after spending a couple hours mowing the grass weeds—just me, the mower, the green stuff, and God—I knew I had to respond to an impassioned plea I received from my previous Q post.

Essentially, she urged that we should not have anything to do with Q because of our weakness as humans to be easily deceived and fall into sin.  Her bottom line, as I understand it, is that we need to keep focused on the Word of God rather than look at anything else around us.

Let me just say that I appreciate her concerns.  We are weak.  Our flesh yearns to engage in sin.  Additionally, if we aren’t rooted in God’s Word, we’re in big trouble, because then we have no idea how to live righteously, nor do we know what’s going on in the world and why.  This is the value of Scripture, and within that, Bible prophecy.  God has shown us exactly what’s going to happen, and in fact, it’s occurring right before our very eyes.

During my hours of mowing, God brought the Apostle Paul to mind.  He had a unique approach to the Gospel that he outlined in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23:

For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

In other words, Paul did not shy away from interacting with others so that he might find a way to share the Gospel with them.

Likewise, Paul took a unique approach with Timothy in the very same vein.  We see this in Acts 16:1-5:

Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.

So that the Jews would accept Timothy, i.e. to even get to a place where they would listen to him, Paul wanted Timothy to be circumcised.  This made him acceptable to the Jews and opened the door for the preaching of the Gospel.  In fact, that strategy led to many converts.

As a believer in Jesus Christ who knew the Word of God, Paul wasn’t about to be deceived by any of the falsehoods that those to whom he brought the Gospel believed.  He was a Jew and knew the shortcomings of that religion solely under the Law.  He knew about the pagan gods and had no interest in worshiping them.  He understood the biases of those around him and adjusted his approach to preaching the Gospel based on those prejudices.  Let’s bring this concept forward to Q.  Why can’t believers today who are solidly rooted in God’s Word do the same with the Qanon community?

Within that community, there are some similarities among Q followers.  There are Christians who don’t know any better who buy into the Gnostic end game that the Great Awakening implies.  The reason for this will often be because they don’t know the Bible and/or Bible prophecy.  This is a serious problem associated with the great apostasy, i.e. the falling away, of the church prior to the Rapture.

Another group would be conservatives and/or those who dislike the Deep State for one reason or another.  These aren’t necessarily Christians, although they may have familiarity with Christianity.

A third group for the purpose of this essay are true, Bible believing, prophecy understanding Christians who follow Q for various reasons.  These might include appreciating Q’s fight against the Deep State and/or his exposure of the elite pedophile and human trafficking rings.  This group should be the most aware simply because of being rooted in God’s Word.  Perhaps, given an understanding of how following Q to the end leads to a deadly cliff, these folks will rise up in obedience to Christ’s commands in Matthew 28:19:

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Maybe by their following Q, they can be a light that shines the true Word of God into the lives of the first two groups.  Wouldn’t it be a good thing to bring correction to those who profess Christ and are teachable, yet who have embraced an incorrect Bible-based eschatological notion?  And, how wonderful it would be, if because of their common appreciation of Q, the true Christians could share Jesus with those who don’t know Him?

Many Christians seem to think that we should all just stick to the Word of God and spend our days reading that.  It’s a nice thought, but totally undoable.  Actually, God tells us to be in the world but not of it.  We aren’t to ascend to the mountain heights and simply wait for the Rapture.  We’re instructed to occupy in this world.  By so doing, we’re engaged in the Father’s business:

Luke 19:13

Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’

Matthew 24:46-47

Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.

Revelation 16:15

(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)

Should everyone in the church follow Q?  Probably not, unless they are given good instruction.  How often have we lamented that the pulpits are silent and pastors never discuss important things going on in the world?  Wouldn’t teaching on the Q phenomenon be a good start?  Obviously, that would mean pastors would have to do the research both on Q and on Gnosticism.  Rather than simply going along with the mainstream news narrative that Q is bad because it’s far right, violent, and a deep-seated conspiracy theory because there really is no Deep State, maybe instructing on Q would give pastors a reason to encourage their flock to awaken.  Notice the verse above in Revelation.  God’s people are supposed to be awake and alert.  How wonderful it would be for a lesson on Q to turn into multiple lessons on Bible prophecy and the lateness of the hour!

Well, I suppose I can dream.

A famous quote attributed to Edmund Burke is: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”  It may not by Scripture but it certainly contains truth.  As I’ve noted, one of the evils that Q focuses on is human trafficking, i.e. the elite pedophile rings that are literally systemic within government circles.  In a recent series of posts, i.e. Q drops, Q provided an extensive list of politicians at various authority levels, both Democrat and Republican, who have been charged with sex crimes against children.  My unofficial count from Q’s four posts came to ninety-one (91) individuals charged in these matters.  Please believe me when I say this.  Q’s list is truly only the tip of the iceberg.  This article on American Thinker refers to this with a small sampling of the people involved: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/09/q_names_pedophile_politicians_vulnerable_to_blackmail.html.

This is evil.  Q is revealing this wickedness in high places to the public.  Who else is doing it?  Where else has this been publicized?  Rhetorical questions.  Only by Q that I’m aware of.

Integral to these politicians and others engaging in these acts is the high potential for blackmail.  It is believed that Jeffrey Epstein videoed all his visitors to Orgy Island as an intermediary for someone else so that all these elites would be vulnerable to blackmail.  Question: Why do you think so many highly placed people are so intent on destroying Donald Trump?  Answer: Perhaps it’s because Trump has learned where the proverbial bodies are buried, and these people are extremely fearful that they will be exposed.  This depravity is exceptionally deep and wide because so many are anti-God; in fact, many worship other gods which inevitably leads to sexual immorality and deviancy.  Think about it.

In summary, I ask: How does the church fight evil in the world?  The most clear-cut way is through prayer, but Scripture encourages us to do more.  Once we’re saved by grace, we’re instructed to do works as the fruit of our salvation.  Lawlessness is alive, well, and increasing dramatically; as is depravity—just as in the days of Noah and Lot.  The political system is designed to combat that, although the nation is so fractured that this function of government isn’t working well in many places.  In conjunction with President Trump, Q is the sole entity addressing this problem.  If we’re going to be in the world, then Q’s fight is our fight if we’re going to stand behind the president and be a party to the solution of pushing back against the darkness, i.e. be among those who are occupying while we wait for the Lord’s return.

We can and must object to where Q believes this war ultimately ends, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t join in the journey for a time to push back against the tide of evil that’s overtaking this land.  There’s always a crossroads.  We can travel with someone but part ways when it becomes prudent to do so.  This doesn’t mean we’re yoked with him, just that we enjoyed his company for a season.

To quote someone with whom I had a recent email exchange about this topic: “Q is doing, wittingly or unwittingly, much of the fighting the pulpits won’t do.”

So, my advice remains the same: Appreciate what Q is doing.  Understand it.  Be a part of it if God has placed you in such a position.  Use the opportunity of discussing Q to lead into the Gospel.  Articulate the difference.  Perhaps God will use you to open someone’s eyes and bring another soul into the Kingdom.

 


 

Note: It has come to my attention through Rapture Ready https://www.raptureready.com/ that some readers lament that their churches don’t teach the Bible nor Bible prophecy.  Last Fall the Lord put it on my heart to lead a class for my church where we read through the Bible entirely this year and focus on Scripture’s 30% emphasis on prophecy as we encounter it throughout the text.  In addition, we dig into the supernatural aspects of Scripture that most people don’t understand, thus losing the bigger context of God’s Word as it plays out from Genesis to Revelation.  The class is highly unique because of this double emphasis.  Each morning I write study notes based on the day’s OT and NT readings and post them to a private Facebook page.  In addition, we have a weekly class that I’ve videoed since the COVID crisis began.  Over time, we’ve added several remote folks who wanted to participate.  If you’re interested in joining us, please contact me through this website.

Pastor Dana Prophetic Dreams – Sept. 4, 2020

This video from Pastor Dana Coverstone details a series of dreams God gave him between August 28 and Thursday, September 4, 2020.  In these dreams God advances the calendar into December and January of next year as the warning of what is to come.

FYI – The Baltic Dry Index is an important indicator for dry bulk shipping activity and a key gauge of the shipping market in general.  If this index is “dead’ then that means there is very little international trade going on because the shipping of goods has been halted.

The message is clear that the world is in serious trouble and headed for the time of God’s wrath known as the 7-year Tribulation.  Only those who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will be rescued via the Rapture of the church from this terrible time of distress.  Note in the dream how it’s true Christians who are the only ones capable of bringing light and encouragement to those around them in these dark days.

Have you been born-again – saved – by the blood that Jesus shed whereby He offers this free gift of redemption to all who choose to accept it?  You can’t earn salvation.  Only by repenting of your sins and trusting in Jesus can you know God and escape God’s coming wrath.

The end of days on this earth as we know them is coming soon.  Jesus is our only hope.

The last dream I have had

Posted by Dana Coverstone on Friday, September 4, 2020

More Q Quandaries

I like Q.  That said, I have serious Biblical reservations about Q’s end game, as I’ve previously detailed.  (Here is one such post: http://garyritter.com/the-q-quandary-part-1/.) The bottom line for me is that in the natural, from a political and cultural perspective, Q is doing some very good things.  He has exposed the Deep State for the evil that it is.  He has communicated the process and steps by which the Trump Administration is going after those who perverted justice while working in the government at taxpayer expense.  Importantly, he has shined a light on the elite pedophile rings that pervade high government positions, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and throughout the world.  These accomplishments to date, with seemingly many more to come, are nothing to dismiss.  Adding to these things, I have to ask: Who else is fighting against these entrenched interests that are so detrimental to America?  What other person or group is doing for this nation and for truly victimized individuals like what Q is doing?  To answer the rhetorical: no one.

Countering these positives is a disturbing reality that Q declares the final end of all these activities as a “beautiful brave new world” (Q drop 3858) that will be achieved through a “great awakening” (Q drop 2450).  There are other Q posts that point to a Gnostic worldview or one associated with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), each of which discount the coming Rapture and 7-year Tribulation.  If one follows Q’s thought process to this end, one gets to a very unbiblical place.  Scripture is very clear where this world is heading, and it’s not to a glorious new day (at least until the 2nd coming of Jesus).

So, what are we to do who like what Q does in his fight against the evil and corruption that pervades politics and culture?  I’ll tell you what my approach is: I eat the meat and spit out the bones.  Am I the only one who is able to compartmentalize this?  Q has never pretended to be a religious figure.  Yes, he makes religious comments, but so do many who are admirable in the secular world, but whom Christians would never say they’re worthy to follow in a Godly sense.  Why can’t people cheer on the fight that Q does against such ingrained evil, and simply discard anything that encroaches upon Biblical truth?

A couple things have disturbed me lately leading to the writing of this essay.  I belong to a private Facebook page for credentialed ministers with the Assemblies of God.  Not long ago someone posted a mainstream news article that—as such pieces almost universally do—disparaged Q without any proof and had no counter information discussing the good work Q does.  You might think that being Pentecostal pastors, some in this group might acknowledge the positive, conservative actions that come from Q.  Nope.  I think there were two of us versus maybe another ten who commented negatively about Q during a lengthy dialogue.  And, it’s not as though they were pointing out the Gnostic errors; they were simply haranguing against Q in the vein of this news article and accepting the mainstream narrative about how untrustworthy and conspiracy-minded Q and his followers are.

Where’s the discernment?

I had no intention of writing this article before hearing about this other issue.  A well-known social media presence, whom I like immensely and listen to regularly, condemned Q because there are apparently those in the Qanon community who claim to be Christian, yet spout serious antisemitic rhetoric against Israel.  I agree with this commentator as to the egregious error that anyone makes who considers himself a born-again believer yet hates Israel.  People who take that stand are setting themselves up for a major disappointment when they stand before God.  Unfortunately, this analyst painted with a very broad brush and essentially denounced the entire Q movement.

Granted, I have not followed Q since his inception in 2017, having only found his work within the last year.  However, in that time I’ve never seen a Q post that contained anything remotely antisemitic.  Yes, the Rothschilds are part of the Deep State, but calling them out as Q does isn’t an antisemitic action.  It’s against evil characters, regardless of race or religion, whose every intent is to control and destroy.

So, who are these Christians who utter anti-Israel, anti-Jewish nonsense?  As far as I know, they must be a fringe element.  The Qanon community is largely comprised of those who love God (although, as I’ve stated, some are misled to a false light) and/or are patriots.  They are not, as the mainstream media likes to portray, inciters of violence.  They are not a bunch of kooks.  They are not a collection of Israel haters.  If they were, how could they support President Trump with all the positive actions he’s taken to ensure Israel’s sovereignty during his term?

Once more I ask, where’s the discernment?  Why can’t people accept the good without throwing out the whole batch?  If we were dealing with a religious teacher who had an infestation of doctrinal leaven, then by all means, toss the dough.  But we simply can’t apply the same standard that we have within the Christian community to one outside of it.  We might as well retreat to our mountaintops if we think we have to do that.  The world is much too tainted in that case for us to have anything to do with it.

Alright, my rant is over.  What do you think?  Am I on target here, or am I missing something?

Pastor Dana Coverstone – August 24, 2020 Dream

This video by Pastor Dana Coverstone discusses three recent dreams he had, the latest of which was Monday, August 24, 2020.  If you’ve followed Pastor Dana’s dreams, you know that they do not foretell a good ending for this nation.  As we come into the Fall months, the context of the dreams becomes worse and worse.  By the time we get to the November 3 election, the dreams tell of great chaos.  Following the election, because the political outcome will not be what the party of anarchy desires, the people following their depraved ideology will not take their loss gracefully.

Two points:

  1. God is the bringing of order and peace.  He brings light into the midst of darkness.  It was He who tamed the chaos of the void and created the heavens and the earth.  The one who sows discord in the spiritual realm and in the world is God’s enemy.  Many follow him to their ultimate destruction.  Those who engage in the violence and hatred in these dark and troubling times will pay the final price.  They’ll get what they want: existence without God.  That will be an eternal judgment that they’ll spend in the Lake of Fire.
  2. All that God is showing to Pastor Dana should not be a surprise to Christ-followers who know Scripture and study Bible prophecy.  Birth pains before the return of Jesus are exactly what He said would happen.  Guess what?  Ask a woman who has given birth: those pains are painful!  All these things must come to pass, and then the end will come.  True Christians will be tested in the coming days–some of us with persecution and suffering.  But God is faithful.  He doesn’t allow any of us to endure more than we are able when we depend on Him to see us through.  Jesus is coming for His true church.  Do you truly know Him as Savior and Lord?  The pre-Tribulation Rapture will happen soon.  Are you ready?

 

Remember, there is Good News in all of this.  It’s found in the Person of Jesus Christ.  Do you have the hope in Him that those of us who love Him have?  If you don’t, it’s not too late.  Contact me and I’ll happily show you the way to enter God’s Kingdom.

Compiling a dream I had last Monday night and 2 newer ones that seem to be connected. Do with them what you will but pray for wisdom, discernment and understanding

Posted by Dana Coverstone on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

 

If you’d like to read an essay I wrote that addresses the response of the church to the times in which we live, you’ll find that at this link: What Are We Praying For?

What Are We Praying For?

This post will probably cause many people to disagree with me because it runs against the grain of what people want.  They think they’re in line with God’s purposes; they use Scripture to justify their position; they pray intently.  Yet, their desired result continues to slip away.

What is this unpopular position I hold that’s seemingly contrary to a wide swath of Christianity? – I’m taking a deep breath, so here goes . . .

How many people do you know who pray 2 Chronicles 7:14?

 . . . if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Why do they pray it?  They do so seeking revival.  In fact, revival is one of the biggest prayer requests I hear in a corporate setting.  People petition the Lord for a turning back of the darkness—the wickedness and evil—that has consumed the land, this United States we call home.

I get that; I really do.  The hatred and terrible acts of violence that appear to have no end are a pox on the soul.  To not be affected, I know that every day I have to give my frustration and anger back to God.  I’d be a walking-talking-blubbering mess otherwise.

There are a couple places I want to go with this.  First, let’s finish with the above verse.  One of the things that folks neglect when praying this is what comes before.  2 Chronicles 7:13 says the following:

When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people,

From this we see there are very specific conditions in verse 13 in order for the praying of verse 14.

God says that when there’s drought, or a locust invasion, or plague—all of which He causes—then when his people humbly come to Him and seek relief He will answer.

Question: What was it that caused God to send these conditions upon the Israelites?  Answer: When they turned away from Yahweh and worshiped other gods.

Another question: Do we typically seek revival from God that is linked to such judgments similar to what Israel experienced?

Answer: No.

Lately, with the Wuhan virus, we’ve probably asked because of the plague connotation, but truthfully, have we seen an answer to our prayers that indicate God is relenting?

I personally don’t see it.  So, number one, we may be praying Scripture that has no connection with our situation because it was never intended to be used like we do.  We pray 2 Chronicles 7:14 in the hopes of revival, but God intended its use as a means to reverse his judgment that came in very specific ways for the Israelites.  Maybe, just maybe, God is allowing this virus to continue because of how it’s shaping us just as intended.

Perhaps the general population has to become subservient to government and seek a savior from the secular world.  Perhaps people need to be conditioned to accept what the authorities give, e.g. a vaccine now and another particular mark later.  Perhaps the hearts of many have to grow exceedingly cold and hard.

Here’s my second point, which surely isn’t a popular position.  Why do we pray for revival when God has told us the world is going to experience something very different than that, namely the Tribulation encompassing God’s wrath and punishment?

Scripture couldn’t be clearer.  God has told us the world is going down.  The sin and depravity will continue to get worse.  Not only will secular mankind tell God it doesn’t need Him, but so will the church.  So it is.  We see in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 that there must be a falling away in the church:

Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

Apostasy is the Greek word apostasia.  It variously means “defection, forsaking, revolt, falling away” in the Biblical sense from true religion.  Christ’s Body, the church of God, turns its back on Him.  We see it.  It’s happening before our very eyes, and has been for some time.  We are reaching a remnant state.  Churches that still faithfully follow God are becoming Philadelphia churches with little power (Revelation 3:8).

Yet we still pray for revival.

You know what that tells me?  That we want the world more than we want to see God’s kingdom in His actual presence.

“But, Gary, we pray for revival because we want the world to come to Christ!”

Really?  Or are we doing so because we really want to see our kids graduate, marry, and bring us grandchildren?  Are we so much desiring others to come to the Lord, or are we so invested in the world that the thought of losing it is painful?  Why do so many people gravitate toward New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) thinking that prophesies revival and a great and glorious future for the church where we take dominion in all cultural spheres?  Why don’t we believe the Bible when it says that God effectively gets to the point of no return in this Church Age, just like He did with Israel and their apostasy?

If we believed the Bible, we would trust that God has made a determination to finally pour out His wrath on this unbelieving world.  If we believed the Bible, we would let go of the notion of revival.  We’d let go of the world.

Instead of seeking revival, we’d do everything we could to strengthen what is left of the church.  We’d pour ourselves into discipling others and studying God’s Word.

Within our four walls and with other true churches we would work to bring unity among us, knowing how much that pleases God.  I’m not speaking of ecumenical unity.  That focuses on the lowest common denominator and inevitably strays from Biblical truth.  I’m talking about unity that lifts up and glorifies God because Christ’s Body is working together—each member with the other—in prayer and service to the Lord, following a Biblical path toward righteousness.

Last, but surely not least, we would as a church take God’s admonition seriously for us to be a light to the world.  Darkness is not an affirmative force; light is.  Jesus is the light of the world, and we are to reflect that light into as many dark corners as possible while there is still time.  In our doing this, would pockets of revival break out before Jesus comes to snatch us away in the Rapture?  Perhaps.  That would be an amazing side benefit of these three tasks.

Do you see the difference?  If we pray for revival, we’re essentially trying to convince God the plan He has laid out in His Word needs alteration or our approval.  If we pray to truly be the church that He called us to be, then the revival might happen, but more importantly, we’re being obedient to God’s plans for His Body.

I’ll tell you my prayer: “Lord, thy will be done.  Come quickly, Lord Jesus!”

What a Mess!

We know that following the 7-year Tribulation the 1,000-year reign of Christ known as the Millennial Kingdom will come.  It’s going to be an amazing time for those who were Raptured into glorified bodies and will actually rule and reign with Jesus.  The world at that time and how we operate in it is the source of much speculation and anticipation, but here’s a question I’ve never heard:

Following the Tribulation, the earth as we know it is going to be an absolute mess.  How does it get from that condition into the pristine world that we’ll inhabit during the Millennium?

Think about this.  God has rained down His wrath to bring Israel to the point of acknowledging Jesus Christ as Messiah and to punish the anti-God unbelievers.  He’s done this through the three sets of Judgments: Seal – Trumpet – Bowl.  Water everywhere has turned to blood.  Massive earthquakes have leveled cities and mountains.  Comets and asteroids have devastated the earth.  The sun has burned up the land.  Dead bodies lie festering as a source of disease.  Blood drenches the plains and mountains.

Welcome to the Millennial Kingdom – paradise – the utopia we’ve all dreamed about!

What’s wrong with this picture?

This just can’t be right.  Something has to happen to make our entry into the Millennium a little more pleasant than what it would be otherwise.

Following the final 1260 days of the Tribulation,, i.e. the 2nd half of the Tribulation, there is another 75-day period prior to the start of Christ’s Kingdom on earth.  There are several events that will occur during this time beyond the scope of this essay, but briefly they will include such things as the cleanup of Antichrist’s temple desolation and the probable destruction/removal of the temple.  There will be various judgments and resurrections, and possibly the wedding feast of the Lamb.  I’ve heard different timings on the feast, but when the wedding parable in Matthew 22:1-14 is considered, its being held at this point makes sense to me.

In thinking about the mess to paradise paradigm, I went to the one source that I’ve found to answer many sticky questions, namely The Footsteps of the Messiah by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0914863096/.

In the chapter titled “General Characteristics of the Messianic Kingdom,” Dr. Fruchtenbaum, in his normal thorough examination of end-times events, addresses this very issue.  He points to Isaiah 65:17-25, which says:

17 “For behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
and her people to be a gladness.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and be glad in my people;
no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
and the cry of distress.
20 No more shall there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not fill out his days,
for the young man shall die a hundred years old,
and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain
or bear children for calamity,
for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,
and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
and dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain,”
says the Lord.

Looking at this passage, you’ll no doubt immediately protest that Isaiah is speaking of the final remaking of the earth in verse 17 that we see in Revelation 21:1:

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

But does it?  Following Dr. Fruchtenbaum’s logic, and examining the passage more deeply, we see that it speaks of those who will die after 100 years for their sins (presumably because they’ve chosen not to trust Jesus as their Savior).  They will be accursed and subject to death.  Is that your understanding of the final New Heavens and New Earth?

Revelation 21:8 says:

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 22:3 says:

No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.

In this final era, it certainly appears that there will be no more sin and no more people considered accursed because they’ll all reside in the Lake of Fire.  If that’s the case, then the Scripture in Isaiah must be referring to a different time period.  And, if that’s true, then apparently God will do a supernatural cleanup that is different from the fire cleansing spoken of in 2 Peter 3:10:

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

I don’t know about you, but as I was thinking about this situation before I found this explanation, I figured that all of us coming into the Millennial Kingdom, glorified and mortal, would have a massive cleanup effort.  Whew!  Thank God, that appears not to be part of our purposeful work when we get there.

Bottom line: God’s got this mess handled just like He has everything else under control.

Pastor Dana Coverstone – August 10, 2020 Dream

Below is another foreboding dream by Pastor Dana Coverstone.  You can believe or you can mock.  I happen to believe that he’s hearing from God, and that God is clearly warning His church to get ready for what’s to come.  The church can bury its head in the sand because it doesn’t believe in prophetic dreams or visions, or even about the actual fulfillment of Bible prophecy coming to pass before our very eyes.  The tendency is for the wishful thinking of a nationwide (worldwide?) revival, and that God will once more stay His hand of judgment upon America.  I think we’re beyond that, and through Pastor Dana that God is telling those in the church who will listen that the time is NOW.

Are you ready for persecution to come to our communities and churches on a level never before imagined in this country?  If not, I urge to think hard about that and get ready.  God is wrapping up history as we know it.  The Church Age is coming to an end.  The Rapture will soon take place and those left behind will face the horrors of the 7-year Tribulation.  Believe me, that’s not a time you want to live through, because you probably won’t.

NOW – TODAY!!! – is the day of your salvation.  If you don’t know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, it’s time, because time is running out.  If you aren’t sure if you’re saved, and want to be sure and need to talk about it, contact me.  I’m happy to show you how to walk the narrow path into God’s Kingdom.

A dream I had on Monday August 10th.

Posted by Dana Coverstone on Thursday, August 13, 2020

 

Here is a link to Michael Snyder’s blog which has a transcript of the dream: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/a-transcript-of-pastor-dana-coverstones-ominous-new-prophetic-warning-about-the-end-of-2020

How To Legally Obtain Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)

Have you ever wondered about something and an answer miraculously appears?  Literally, just a couple days ago I was thinking about how I could obtain Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to have on hand “just in case” my wife and I happened to get infected with COVID-19.  Since most government authorities and the medical establishment seem determined not to allow the public access to this simple treatment that has shown itself so effective, my mental inquiry wasn’t a flight of fancy.  Then yesterday, along comes Geri Ungurean at her blog: Absolute Truth from the Word of God with an answer.

I have contacted the telemedicine provider noted below and spoken with a doctor.  I’m waiting for the next step in which they will presumably contact me to provide a prescription.  I’ll note an update when that occurs.

If you decide to also go this route, please keep the cautions in mind that Geri outlines in her piece about drug interactions with any medicines you may currently be taking.

 

UPDATE 8-12-20

I actually received the call from the doctor the same evening (Monday) as which I filled out the online questionnaire and paid in advance for the “visit.”  The next day (Tuesday) I expected to receive a call from the online pharmacy but didn’t receive one, so called the contact number for the telemedicine provider.  On the following day (Wednesday – the day of this update) I received the pharmacy call for the HCQ prescription.  Having paid for that over the phone, I was told that I should receive the shipment in 2-3 days via UPS ground.  The shipping cost was included in the price of the medicine.

 

UPDATE 8-17-20

I received the pharmacy shipment of HCQ today by UPS, 8 days from start to finish of filling out the telemedicine questionnaire.  The label said that there were 17 pills, as did the receipt, however I happened to count the number of pills and there were only 12!  I called the pharmacy to report the error, and they said they would send me the remaining pills, so the saga continues.  Because you take the pills over an extended period of time, this is not be a crucial problem.  Obviously, it’s important to get what you paid for, so I’ll report again when I receive the final count.

 

FINAL UPDATE 8-20-20

UPS just delivered the last five pills that I’d been shorted in the original shipment.

 

Here’s Geri’s blog piece in its entirety:

 

People Desperately Trying to Get HCQ and AZITHROMAX: I Will Show You How to LEGALLY Attain These Drugs

The Word of the year ‘2020’ aside from Covid-19 is Hydroxychloroquine.

This drug was politicized after President Trump gave it a thumb’s up and told the public that he was on it as a prophylaxis.

The Leftist media immediately jumped on our president and the drug quickly became a “joke.”

Well, it is certainly not a joke!

Here are some articles I have written on this topic:

Censoring HCQ, Azithromycin and Zinc as cure for Covid19: What is Really Going On?

NIH Study Clearly Shows Hydroxychloroquine With Azithromycin Added Kills Covid 19 – Fauci Knew Since 2005 NO ONE NEEDED TO DIE

Leaders of Countries Instructed to Take HCQ As Prophylaxis Against Covid 19: General Population is Told HCQ is Worthless

America’s Frontline Doctors and How they were Demonized:

Various Media outlets banned the video of America’s doctors speaking about the success of HCQ and Z-pak and Zinc in the treatment of the dreaded disease Covid 19.

That video was banned and scrubbed from the Interest numerous times but found its way back.

My doctor refused ever prescribing HCQ – even if I was in the hospital with Covid 19.  I spoke to our pharmacist and he told me that he had HCQ and Z-pak on hand and that he would fill any prescriptions for these drugs. Many pharmacists are refusing to fill the script which comes in- between the patient and his/her doctor.

Dr. Stella Emmanuel

Dr. Stella is one of America’s Frontline doctors. I was able to contact her and asked her if it was possible to get the life saving drugs. She sent me this:

SpeakWithAnMD.com Dr. Stella Telemedicine Affiliate

****BEFORE you click that link to get started, you must do this:

Search for “Drug Interactions” and go into the site. Then put in any pharmaceutical drugs which you are presently taking. Then put in Hydroxychloroquine.  Look for any Serious interactions.  My husband went through the process and a doctor called him. She had looked at his questionnaire and he is on one pharmaceutical that has a bad interaction with HCQ.  Tim has PTSD from Vietnam and his VA doctor has him on a low dosage of Zoloft. Zoloft and HCQ are not a good match (heart issues)  Tim is going to see his doctor and try to ween off of this drug so that he can order HCQ. He found out that the VA does prescribe HCQ.

When you click on that link, a series of questions about your health and medicines you take will appear.  Just answer the questions and then at the end you will need to pay with a credit card for the doctor to call you. I was happy to pay……best $90 I ever spent.

The next day, a doctor did call me and asked me more questions. He told me that he would prescribe the two medicines for me. He said that a pharmacist would be calling me. We bought Zinc over the counter . The three pills must be taken together. The dose for HCQ is 2 pills a day for 5 days and then 1 pill each week for 5 weeks. Z-pak gives directions on dosage – follow them.  Zinc is taken once a day. I ordered 30 mg – some people order 50 mg.

I now have the medicines in my kitchen but will not use them unless I develop symptoms of Covid or I am tested and it is confirmed. These medicines must be taken in early-stage Covid; late stage is too late.

I may get in trouble for writing this piece, but if this can save even one person from dying of Covid19 – it was well worth writing.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!