Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-20-22: Why Do You Worry?

If we’re saved by the blood of Jesus and are assured that our eternal destinies are secure, is there any reason for us as Christians to worry?  When we look at the world around us and see its spiraling descent toward the pit of hell, should we – or even more importantly – can we stop its downward progression?

First, we need to understand the extent of this dive into sin, corruption, and depravity that has overtaken everything.  Then, I think we need to step back and examine our response in light of Bible Prophecy.  Is there, or should there be, something we can do in a world gone mad?  And, is it really crazy, or is it actually adhering exactly to the template that God declared would happen in these latter days?  Based on the answers to these questions, we as Christ-followers should understand how we’re to react.

Let’s take a look at the many areas  and issues in which those pushing back against the globalist narrative would have to succeed to rescue this planet.  Is this something that’s even realistic, or are people tilting at windmills?

 

Transcript:

If we’re saved by the blood of Jesus and are assured that our eternal destinies are secure, is there any reason for us as Christians to worry?  When we look at the world around us and see its spiraling descent toward the pit of hell, should we – or even more importantly – can we stop its downward progression?

First, we need to understand the extent of this dive into sin, corruption, and depravity that has overtaken everything.  Then, I think we need to step back and examine our response in light of Bible Prophecy.  Is there, or should there be, something we can do in a world gone mad?  And, is it really crazy, or is it actually adhering exactly to the template that God declared would happen in these latter days?  Based on the answers to these questions, we as Christ-followers should understand how we’re to react.

Let’s take a look at the many areas  and issues in which those pushing back against the globalist narrative would have to succeed to rescue this planet.  Is this something that’s even realistic, or are people tilting at windmills?

Let’s pray, read a Scripture and consider all this.

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Scripture

John 9:4 (NIV)

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.

Why Do You Worry?

    • I am under the opinion, which I believe is thoroughly backed up by Scripture, that our efforts to redeem this world are misdirected
    • For anyone paying attention, all the signs of the end of the age are upon us
    • Their convergence is itself a sign
    • This Prophecy Update should be a review for many of us, but it’ll hopefully be a helpful reminder that because of what’s happening in the world, we who love and trust Jesus won’t be here much longer to deal with these awful things
    • Before chronicling all that is causing the world great fear and anxiety, I would be remiss if I didn’t comment once again on those who disparage the doctrine of the pre-Tribulation Rapture which is soon to occur
    • There is a concerted effort in Christendom to deny the doctrine of imminence which declares that Jesus could come at any time AND that He will come prior to the 7-year Tribulation
    • Many who consider themselves Christians have a HUGE problem with the idea that Jesus will rescue His true church before the Tribulation begins
    • I’ve dealt with this issue many times, and it continues to astound me that these presumed Christians almost seem like they WANT to go into this Day of the Lord where God rains down His wrath upon the unbelieving world
    • Somehow these people don’t get it that the Tribulation period is to punish UNBELIEVERS as a time of judgment upon them
    • The ironic thing is that folks like this walk right into what I describe as a failing on their part
    • The best example is from last week’s Awaken Bible Prophecy Update titled They Don’t Understand
    • In that video I explained three primary issues of key importance that pre-Trib Rapture deniers don’t seem to understand concerning why there MUST BE a pre-Trib Rapture
    • And then right on cue someone demonstrates my point
    • I’ve experienced similar pushback and objection previously and most people who do this have a tendency to spew Scripture as though that very fact explains their position, and anything else is an abomination before God
    • One such person did this last week in the comments to my Prophecy Update
    • He went on and on with so-called proof texts to “correct” me
    • He ended up throwing about 2800 words at me in around 6 pages of text considering 500 words is 1 typewritten page
    • Is this a little verbose and beyond the pale – or what?
    • I should have counted the numerous Scriptures he quoted to attempt to make his case, but I didn’t have the time
    • When I suggested he start a venue or platform of his own so that he can advocate for his position, he said:
  • “I am doing exactly what I have been told to do. . . I am to show what scriptures say, so more people can see what the bible truly says.”
  • It seems as if he’s been called to exercise the fruit of the Spirit known as annoyance
  • Frankly, after one or two of his rants, I tuned them out and stopped reading
  • I don’t think many other people would have the patience to read all his disconnected writings either
  • So I’m not really sure how this is a calling of God…
  • Okay, now that I’ve gotten MY rant out of the way – let’s discuss the varied fear factors that are causing so much distress

 

Fear Factors

  • Unprecedented weather
    • It seems as if every week we receive reports of historic weather events
    • At the raptureready.com website in the Prayer Center, Cindy who puts that together each week – and BTW does a great job in searching the news to keep on top of these things – usually has a section that reports on these weather incidents
    • Here are several headlines from a week ago to illustrate how weather issues have ramped up:
      • Enormous US storm could produce widespread severe weather this coming week
      • The Texas drought is the worst in years,
      • Record-setting arctic blast hits Europe, stunning spring crops.
      • In Australia: Major flood warnings issued as Sydney records a month’s worth of rain in a day (the third major flooding event this year.
      • In Brazil: Record-breaking rain hits Rio de Janeiro, causing severe floods and landslides
    • It’s like this every week
    • Is it any wonder people are concerned all around the world?
    • The question so many must be asking is “What is going on?” and it’s the unknown that causes them great fear

 

  • Climate Change
      • Of course, this is related to the weather events
      • One of the truisms we’ve been told ad nauseum for years is that climate change is caused by man
      • People with any sense have pushed back and pointed at the fact that the sun is a primary factor
      • And let us not forget that God may be trying to get our attention
      • However, despite the truth of these two things, man probably IS responsible in many ways for climate change
      • God allows evil acts by men to accomplish His purposes
      • The weather array known as HAARP – High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program – has been shown to actually cause weather disruptions through its powerful microwave emissions
      • I highly suggest you watch the documentary called The Dimming produced by geoengineeringwatch.org (link below)
      • Evil men have been manipulating the weather to cause fear so as to exert their control over the world by implementing climate change restrictions
  • We have to do with less or the world will self-destruct in 10 years!
  • We have to reduce CO2 levels or we’ll all die!
    • Of course, this flies in the face of the fact that green, growing plants require CO2 to live and our exhalation of CO2 is a natural part of our God-given breath
    • Another aspect of this is the seeding of the skies with many toxic materials
    • What we see emitting from planes are often not contrails, but chemtrails
    • It has been indisputably proven that these deliberate emissions contain aluminum and even graphene oxide which we end up breathing
    • They also settle onto the land from which crops are grown and increase these toxicities in food
    • More than that they also infiltrate water systems so that we drink these materials
    • Is there a climate emergency?
    • Absolutely!
    • However, wicked men are behind many aspects of it and are propagating it – but only to the extent that God allows
    • Regardless, climate change is a terrific fear-inducer in much of the world

 

  • Unprecedented Drought
    • About 2/3 of America is in severe drought conditions
    • It’s requiring water rationing, and that leads to conflict
    • Foolishly – yet deliberately – authorities in the west won’t divert needed water to farmers or ranchers
    • Instead they either run it off into the ocean or send it to make sure endangered species don’t die
    • The water tables in the west have been depleting for many years, even going back to the 1930s when dust bowl conditions predominated
    • The Dust Bowl was caused by the government advocating the farming and irrigation of areas in the west that should never have been cultivated
    • The grassy plains where the buffalo roamed were plowed under and set to crops
    • It exposed the land to conditions that should have been avoided
    • All that led to that horrible Dust Bowl era and which is the current state of affairs
    • If people can’t grow food because there isn’t enough water, that’s a major issue and cause for fear

 

  • Global Supply Chain Disruptions
    • These were a problem prior to the Russia-Ukraine War, but that has only exacerbated the disruptions
    • Let’s not forget the worker shortage that caused the build-up of container ships floating uselessly in port harbors
    • Why so few workers?
    • The COVID pandemic lockdowns stopped work
    • Then the government paid workers to stay at home
    • When the lockdowns eased, many workers decided they’d rather stay home and get paid much the same as for working
    • On top of this the COVID “vaccines” started disabling and killing people as planned
    • And more workers simply disappeared
    • Small businesses couldn’t keep going
    • Large businesses required injections causing more issues
    • If you’ve got a non-working economy – which is absolutely where we’re at – that’s a huge cause for concern among many people

 

  • Threat of Nuclear War
      • The global elites love war and the media loves to hype it
      • Nothing sells news like fear
      • Also, nothing creates the climate for opportunity like a crisis
      • George Orwell in his book 1984 explained the ongoing edge-of-your seat process that governments implement in order to gain greater control over their populations
  • Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia. The enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil, and it followed that any past or future agreement with him was impossible.
      • As long as there is a perceived enemy, the government can gin up patriotic fervor in the midst of fear
      • War is also a great distraction
      • Here we’re all told how evil Russia and Putin are, whereas Ukraine and Zelenskyy are morally pure and members of the kumbaya choir
      • Look at Russia and Ukraine through the lens of how Orwell described it
      • It’s all a show despite how deadly it may be
      • While this is ongoing, more booster shots are administered and vaccine passport plans are forging ahead
      • While we have our eyes on Europe, digital IDs and digital currency will soon be mandatory because we’re not paying attention
      • It used to be that nuclear war was a boogeyman of the left
  • All nuclear weapons had to be eliminated in America!
    • While we did that, Russia grew its nuclear arsenal
    • Now when Putin supposedly threatens nuclear war, what can we do?
    • Rather than look at the political situation and negotiate from a reasonable perspective, we advocate assasination and send weapons to Ukraine to make the situation worse, all the while sanctioning Russia and mouthing empty threats
    • There will be Nuclear War at some point in the near term
    • However, from a Bible prophecy perspective, I seriously doubt it will happen until the 2nd Seal in Revelation is opened and the rider on the red horse of war emerges
    • Most people don’t see it this way, however, so the war is an imminent threat
    • Moreso – they fear death since this world is all they know

 

  • Famine
    • All these factors already discussed lead to famine
    • Store shelves are already empty in many places in America and around the world
    • The aforementioned war contributes in at least two major ways:
      • Russia is a huge provider of fertilizer
        • Guess what isn’t being shipped around the world because of sanctions?
      • Russia and Ukraine are considered the world’s breadbasket because of the amount of grain they normally grow
        • Guess what activity is being disrupted because of the war that will lead to significant grain shortages?
    • Just add these factors into the mix with everything else
    • It won’t be long until America and the world experience famine conditions
    • Again, the worst part of this will come in the opening of the 3rd Seal of Revelation with the rider on the black horse
    • But I don’t doubt that we will see and experience great shortages well before the Lamb opens the Seals
    • If people can’t feed their families, what are they to do?

 

  • Depopulation Agenda
    • We mentioned this in passing before
    • There is a deliberate effort on the part of globalists to reduce the world population
    • This is in accordance with the commandments of the Georgia Guidestones
    • The intent is to reduce global population to about 500M people
    • That means a WHOLE LOT of people have to be eliminated – something to the tune of 90-95% of all people in the world have to disappear
    • This effort has begun in earnest through the COVID scam and the mRNA gene-altering experimental injections known as vaccines
    • The more we learn about all this, the more diabolical it becomes
    • I hope to address this in a subsequent blog post and/or Prophecy Update, but the latest in this arena is the revelation by Dr. Bryan Ardis that snake venom is the secret to the sauce – so to speak
    • I find the arguments compelling
    • Of course, the fact-checking, denial machine is already operating at warp speed
    • That should tell us something
    • Unfortunately, this knowledge – although extremely important and useful – will also cause more people to fear
    • Let’s see: if you get so-called COVID (which is made from snake venom and isn’t really a virus) and go to the hospital, you’ll likely die from their treatments of Remdesivir (which is made from snake venom) and being put on a ventilator
    • If you take the shots (which are made from snake venom), you’ll likely die or be adversely affected
    • If you don’t take the shots, and if you’re around those who have, you’ll probably be the recipient of snake venom toxins in Spike proteins that will shed or transmit to you from the vaccinated person
    • From that you have a good potential of developing what may be called Long COVID simply from the toxic effects of transmitted snake venom
    • If none of this gets you, it may be that snake venom will be added to your municipal water supply when the globalists want to target your community as Dr. Ardis has suggested, and you’ll experience some level of any of these effects just because Satan and his minions – human and demonic – hate you
    • Yes, there is a significant reason in all these things for people to absolutely freak out

 

  • Unparalleled Depravity
      • Oh, we’re not done yet
      • Genesis 6 and the days of Noah were just a warm-up
      • From the depravity unleashed in the world at that time through the rebellious sons of God, their Nephilim offspring, and mankind that went right along with the evil, God acted against all beings that had sought to disobey Him and harm His creation
      • We are in the midst of a similar effort that will also result in God’s complete destruction of those who seek to displace Him
      • The depravity of those days of Noah included cannibalism, sexual perversion that was off the charts, and the creation of chimeric beings that were combinations of humans and beasts, plus beast and beast of different kinds
      • The abomination was so great and the contamination so pervasive that only one man and his family had pure human DNA
      • Everything else on the planet was totally corrupted and polluted
      • What we see with the gay and trans agendas are nothing yet
      • Little children being indoctrinated into depraved sexual fantasies is only the beginning
      • Pedophilia is already being mainstreamed
      • Soon bestiality will be a major push
  • Of course we should allow intercourse with animals!
  • People have to release their sexual desires and frustration somehow!
    • Seriously – this will happen sooner than you think
    • For right-minded people, this phantasmagorian, horrific dystopia is a freight train coming at us through a dark tunnel from which there is seemingly no escape

 

  • Increasing Lawlessness
    • Lawlessness and depravity go hand-in-hand
    • Sin takes people into dark places
    • Satan and his demonic horde then help the process along
    • Sexual immorality is a major biproduct
    • So are greed, lust, and covetousness
    • Society has amplified these human sin characteristics and – in a sense – worships them
    • Society itself is then demonized as the culprit and reason for what these sins cause, rather than the root cause, which is sin that’s inherent in each one of us
    • Since the individual isn’t at fault, when he commits crimes that act out these sins, he is excused because society made him do them
    • When Rudy Guiliani was Mayor of New York City from 1994-2001 he instituted a broken windows campaign to address crime
    • The concept was that one broken window led to more
    • If kids running around the streets saw a broken window, odds were high that they’d take stones and break another
    • If you fix the broken windows, the temptation to cause more damage is lessened
    • Guliani brought this concept to other crimes
    • He actually prosecuted those who committed smaller crimes so that they wouldn’t expand into bigger ones
    • Guiliani actually brought law and order to New York City
    • During his tenure crime was at much lower levels than before or since
    • That approach has been decimated everywhere around the country by George Soros-financed city officials in positions of being able to address crime
    • Soros money has gone toward electing people who will turn a blind eye to crime and its effects
    • The thugs and culprits have been exalted and excused while the victims are run over roughshod
    • This has been shown in numerous cities where organized rings of thieves simply smash and grab in stores with no consequences
    • It has also resulted in terrible muggings in broad daylight of innocent people going about their daily business
    • The lust to harm others has increased dramatically and there is no end in sight
    • In a Californai community, the USPS has halted mail service delivery because so many of its postal carriers were being assaulted
    • If you always have to watch your back wherever you go, and peace and tranquility are impossible, you know that society has a serious lawlessness issue causing many people great concern

 

  • Transhumanist Agenda
      • I’ve spoken and written directly on this, and in passing, quite often lately
      • It is directly related to the last days, the days of Noah, and the rise of the Antichrist
      • Transhumanism has two distinct strains
        • One seeks to enhance man’s flesh with computer technology
        • The other desires to change man’s very DNA
      • Ultimately, I believe these will continue merging as they have been doing in the form of biotech which has been unleashed through COVID and its so-called vaccines
      • Those who advocate for Artificial Intelligence and silicon-based enhancements are working toward achieving what is known as the Singularity
      • This is the point of merger where man and machine become one, and a new species of man goes forward from there
      • Those who are working at the genetic level with DNA enhancement seek to modify man’s kind as made in the image of God
  • The bodies we have aren’t good enough in their estimation
  • They’re limited, they wear out, and they die
  • To get beyond our human limitations, why not enhance us to cause us to be better, stronger, smarter?
    • Through gene splicing called CRISPR, animal DNA can be merged with that of man’s
    • Chimeric enhancement can include many, many possibilities
    • Just a few are: giving man the eyesight of an eagle, the hearing of a deer, the speed of a cheetah, and the strength of a gorilla
    • Governments around the world have been working on super-soldier projects with black funding for years
    • Nothing is off the table with the pagan, God-hating scientists developing improved mankind
    • Part of this is to extend man’s life to make him immortal
    • If this sounds like man playing God, that’s exactly what it is
    • As these laboratory and real-world experiments continue, we’re seeing the merger of AI/nanotechnology with genetic manipulation right in front of us
    • The COVID mRNA shots contain graphene oxide
    • I’ve shown in previous Prophecy Updates the photos of a self-assembling and self-replicating process that goes on in the blood of injected individuals
    • It appears as if computer circuit boards are creating themselves throughout the bloodstream of many people
    • The end game of this with those who don’t die, rather live and are changed, begs the question – What are they changed into and where does it go from there?
    • We know that 5G has properties that enables it to communicate with people whose bodies have grown this electronic circuitry
    • This is creating a fascinating horror show developing all around us
    • To add to the intrigue is the theory that Antichrist will be someone who has been modified in some way through these technologies
    • He will be prepared also to receive a spiritual entity that can use all this biotech within his body to demand obeisance from rulers and populaces and even to come back from the dead
    • If you see all this that’s occurring and wonder at the impossibility of it being overcome, that’s enough to raise the hackles on the back of your neck

 

  • There are so many more issues that should be and are of great concern to people
    • Without making this video too long, a few more fear-inducing items include:
      • Illegal Immigration leading to the Destruction of America’s Character
      • The Advent of Digital Currency That Will Place Everyone Under the Whim and Control of the Government
      • The Absolute Lawlessness of Our Federal Government That No Longer Adheres to Constitutional Principles
      • I’m sure you can add to this list

 

  • Christian Apostasy
    • The final thing I want to mention is Christian Apostasy
    • What makes all these things worse is that the source of Godly restraint in the world is largely absent
    • This should actually concern everyone the most
    • It is the Holy Spirit and Him alone who is keeping back the tide of evil represented in all these convergence issues I’ve mentioned today
    • The falling away of the true church into apostasy of all kinds – aside from the milestone indicator of Israel – is the most deadly of all
    • We know that when the Restrainer is fully removed, that is the point that literally all hell breaks loose on this planet
    • We easily see that He has loosened His hand and is only holding lawlessness back by a hair
    • When God the Holy Spirit determines the time is right, all aspects of the globalist evil will rise and be in-your-face present – much more so than today
    • Anyone who doesn’t know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord will then be living in a totally alien world, filled with supernatural signs and wonders that will destroy almost all of humanity as well as the planet itself
    • Yes, Christian Apostasy is ultimately the #1 sign that time is up for this world and those who reject the Lord Jesus as King and Messiah because it signals the end of the Church Age
    • For those who cling to the deception that there will be a Great Awakening prior to the Tribulation, when I examine Bible prophecy, I see that this is a useless hope because nothing in Scripture indicates such a move of God
    • When He will move and act mightily in bringing people to Himself is during the Tribulation itself
    • We know this because of the scenes we see in Revelation of martyred believers standing in heaven before the throne of God
    • During that awful 7 years is when people will truly be at wit’s end, broken, and crying out for deliverance
    • There’s a little bit of that now, but nothing on the scale as it will be when the plagues of God are unleashed at the same time that Satan is attempting to displace God
    • It’s the ugliness and horror of that time which will cause many to fall on their faces before the One and only Holy God

 

  • Conclusion
    • Given the times, the question for the day is: What else would you expect before the end of the world as we know it?
    • Wouldn’t all the conditions around us be so amplified and exaggerated as to induce the greatest fear the world has ever known?
    • We’re certainly well on our way to that heightened state
    • The Bible explicitly warns us that such times would come
    • Here we are
    • Given that, what in the world are so many Christians doing trying to improve the world?
    • There’s a law of physics known as the Second law of Thermodynamics
    • It states that everything runs down and deteriorates
    • If you’ve got an old car, you can keep replacing parts and keep it running for a time, but it’s still old and dying
    • For those of us who aren’t attempting to become Humans 2.0 through the efforts of the transhumanist technologies, our bodies are all wasting away and dying
    • Nothing can stop that
    • The fact is that this world is on its last legs
    • Why should Christians try to prop it up at this point?
    • Are we even supposed to?
    • Wouldn’t a better strategy be to forsake the world and yearn for heaven?
    • Shouldn’t each of us – rather than trying to fix school boards and corrupt elections – be doing all within our power to bring people to Christ?
    • Isn’t that a better use of our time and energy at this stage of the game?
    • Because – frankly – little time remains
    • The anti-pre-Trib Rapture people who deny this sound doctrine and try to convince people that we must go through the the day of the Lord’s judgment on this unbelieving world are simply wrong
    • Please review my previous Prophecy Update of They Don’t Understand to gain a clearer picture of this
    • The pre-Trib Rapture deniers can spout all the Scripture they want, but they don’t make a coherent argument
    • Let’s hear them reason and answer many of the points I bring up and see if they can convince you
    • My bet is that they won’t even attempt to use a logical rebuttal – because they can’t
  • So, the question is” Why Do You Worry?
    • If you belong to Jesus, none of these things I’ve discussed today should concern you
    • Yes, we’re experiencing the lengthy shadows of the Tribulation, and all these issues are casting them
    • But the true expression of these things won’t occur until after Jesus takes us home
    • Everything we’re seeing is foretold
    • Bible prophecy is 100% accurate
    • That being the case – like I said at the beginning – someone fighting against it is tilting at windmills
    • Just like Saul on the Road to Damascus who was kicking against the goads, those who resist the prophetic Word of God are going to get stuck by those sharpened ends meant to keep oxen in line
    • As children of God we have a duty and a task
    • It is to believe God and do His work while it’s still light
    • The darkness is closing in
    • All this I’ve mentioned today is part of that
    • But we who love Jesus have a joyful future
    • Why don’t we start acting like it and get ready for eternity?

Egypt’s Famine – Template for Today

Can we know the future?  Need we fear it?  Do we need a crystal ball to show what’s next?  For Christians, the answers to these questions should be Yes – No – No.  Yes, we can know what’s coming.  No, God has repeatedly told us not to fear.  No, the last thing we need is a New Age crutch.  We have the sure Word of God.  In Scripture, God has provided foreshadowings and templates though His prophetic Word to guide us into the knowledge and understanding of that which is to come.

The story of Joseph during the famine in Egypt reveals a future reality for us today.  After his redemption from prison by revealing the meaning of Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph acted on the king’s behalf to preserve Egypt from the prophesied hard times.  During the years of plenty, Joseph assured that the store cities were filled to capacity and more with food.  Once the famine began, he successfully oversaw the distribution of the food, but it came at a great price.

Genesis 47 shows us that first, people used all their money to purchase food.  When they’d spent all their funds, they exchanged their livestock for sustenance.  After they’d given all their animals, the people sold their land in order to eat.  Finally, they sold themselves.  They owned nothing – not even their own bodies.

To consider our current circumstances in the light of Joseph’s necessary but drastic measures that stripped all possessions and human dignity from the people, let’s view some scenes that might occur in the not-too-distant future.  Also, we must not neglect to acknowledge that God allowed this progression in Joseph’s day so as to set up the circumstances for the deliverance of Israel in the Exodus.  What is occurring today, has God’s sanction as He orchestrates conditions for His judgment in these end-times upon the unbelieving world.

Genesis 47:20 sets up the scenario that brought the people of Egypt under total control of Pharaoh:

And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh’s.

To illustrate what this might look like in our present day, consider some possible scenarios that people may encounter:

 

Gloria turned over in bed and discovered that Lee’s side was empty.  The red digits of the clock read 2:47.  Worried, she found him in the office with his head between his hands, sitting before the glowing computer screen.

“Lee?”

He moaned.  “I don’t know what to do.”  He gestured at the display that showed their farm’s finances.  “It’s worse than I imagined.”

The thought of what she could say kept her from immediately responding, but she had to force out the words.  “We could take the government’s offer.”

“The drought is killing us.  There’s no fertilizer available.  Our land is nothing but cracked earth and sand.  I thought by selling our livestock, that would hold us over.”  He shook his head.  We’re so deep in debt, I can’t see a way out.”

“You remember in the 80s all the farm bankruptcies?  They had no choice.  Maybe we can at least exchange what we own to give us more time.”

Lee switched screens with his computer mouse.  “This is the offer they sent.  There’s no wiggle room.  In exchange for our land, they’ll move us to an apartment in the city.  Period.  We have to give up everything.  Once we do that, they’ll house and feed us.”

“Do we have a choice?”

“I hate it . . . but, no.”

 

Genesis 47:21 tells us:

And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

In Egypt, Joseph required the people to work their former lands as before.  They had to give Pharaoh twenty percent of their crops and were allowed to retain the rest for their own consumption.  Presumably during the famine years, not much came of these efforts, but the circumstances didn’t change once they exited the final seven years.  Pharaoh continued to own the people and all they did.  They owned nothing themselves:

 

The government representative opened the door of their new apartment.  Except it wasn’t bright and shiny.  The building was older.  Gloria had wondered on the way up in the creaking elevator if it would stall.  They might be stuck for hours.  Or days.  Would anyone even notice and free them?

The curtains were filthy.  Dingy linoleum on the floor absorbed what little light filtered in through the single window.  Some animal had shredded the old sofa with its sharp claws.  As she passed it on the way to the kitchen, Gloria caught a whiff of stale urine.

Her heart fell as she saw what she’d be faced with each day in preparing meals.  Then she remembered there’d be little to no cooking.  All they required to survive would be delivered to the lobby each mealtime for pickup. 

On their farm, she and Lee had saved for several years to replace the appliances and update the entire kitchen.  It had been her pride and joy.  This small and dreary galley barely fit two people.  She opened the refrigerator and drew back at the odor that assaulted her senses.

“This isn’t plugged in,” she said to the woman who’d made no effort to join her in the tight space.

The agent shrugged.  “We can’t spend money on frivolous expenditures.  Energy is expensive.  It’s been two months since the last people in here moved out – well, died, actually.  Why should we run electricity for nothing?”

Gloria gave a disgusted glance back at the grimy stove as she joined Lee and the government rep in the tiny dining area.  He said, “Isn’t there another place you can show us?”

“Beggars can’t be choosers.”  The woman extracted a sheaf of papers from her briefcase.  “Just sign right here and the place is yours.”

Lee’s shoulders drooped.  Gloria knew how badly he felt, as though he’d failed in his role of husband and provider.  They’d been required to leave everything behind: cars, farm equipment, their home for thirty years, and all its furnishings.  From what they’d heard, the man working with the government who’d bought all their prior possessions for a song was the largest landowner in the nation. He planned to bulldoze all they’d left behind and build artificial food factories.

Her husband took the stack and shuffled through each page.  “Wait a minute.  There’s a clause in here that stipulates if we have any firearms, we have to relinquish them.  I’ve always had guns.  We’re in the city now.  There’s all sorts of criminals running around.  How are we supposed to protect ourselves?”

“That’s not my problem.  Didn’t you give those up yet?  Are you going to take this place, or not?  If so, you have to comply.”

Gloria knew they had no other options.  The woman was right.  They were nothing but beggars now at the mercy of the government.

 

The question has been asked and answered as to what the general populace will do when they own nothing.  What will keep them occupied?  What will their lives be like when they don’t have to work because the government gives them everything?  For those in Egypt, some number continued to labor on their land.  It’s doubtful this would occur now.  Yuval Harari, the futurist and author whose influence is growing exponentially has spoken plainly about this:

 

The blaring TV worked as an anesthetic on Gloria.  She’d never watched much in the past while running their farm household; now she had little else to do.  Every now and then she’d glance at her waist and hips that had expanded from her lack of activity.  On the farm she hardly ever sat; now she seldom walked.  If it weren’t for the three times each day that she took the elevator to the lobby to pick up their meals, she figured she’d be pretty useless.

Kind of like Lee.  Working their land, he toiled early morning until late at night.  A farmer’s job was never done.  After a period of adjustment in the apartment, he’d found a treasure trove of video games that kept him occupied most of the day.  He likewise was putting on the pounds.

Early on he’d complained about boredom, but now Gloria couldn’t tear him away from the video screen.  Periodically he’d cry out in victory or defeat depending on how his virtual character fared in the metaverse.  Other than that, she and Lee had little interaction and less in common.

Gloria had heard that the manufactured food they ate contained various drugs along with essential nutrients.  She thought that might be true.  At first, both of them had been quite unhappy with life in the city in the confines of their apartment.  Over the months, that had changed.  Despite a passing concern, both she and Lee had come to accept their fate, even feeling a sense of satisfaction with their lives.

It was hard to concentrate sometimes and ponder such deep matters.  The thought of their being useless eaters surfaced at odd, intermittent times as a disturbing reality, but mostly the emotion she felt was happiness.

 

Moving people to the city has its challenges.  Those who are bored and restless are a threat.  Addressing this issue of what to do with all these useless people, Harari said: “My best guess at present is a combination of drugs and computer games.”  This is how little he values his fellow man.

The spiritual entities and the global elites propelling mankind toward their deadline of 2030 to accomplish the New World Order must act ruthlessly.  Controlling a global population requires less of it so that it’s manageable.  Just as the Georgia Guidestones laid out, the number of humans in the world must decrease in drastic measure.  Those that aren’t valuable and haven’t yet succumbed to the genocide agenda must be corralled into cities where they can be manipulated.

We inevitably cite George Orwell’s 1984 for the Big Brother surveillance and monitor systems that are being implemented in every connected device.  However, just as important is the deadening of the human spirit.  Aldous Huxley wrote of this in Brave New World, where the people were kept drugged and content through Soma.  How convenient for the overlords to lessen discomfort, relieve anxiety, and dissipate any stressful feelings so that the populace doesn’t feel any need to rise up in rebellion!

This is a dim and dismal picture.  Is it any wonder large numbers of people are waking up to the potential of where the globalists want to take us?  Before we reach this stage, they say, we must unite and fight back, peacefully at first if possible; or taking up arms if it comes to that.

The problem is the focus on this world and believing that it’s all we have.  Thus, there’s the understandable necessity to preserve it.  God is allowing everything we’re experiencing to happen for a reason.  He has shown in His inerrant Word that such times would come and get worse.  People can wake up, rise up, and fight until they’re blue in the face.  The Lord will probably honor Godly people and their misdirected efforts in this regard, but Bible prophecy will not be thwarted, whether by Satan and his minions or through the concerted efforts of determined humanity.

The convergence of end-times signs is present for a reason.  The point is near when God will judge mankind.  Sin and depravity are rising to unimaginable levels.  The transhumanist movement which intends to improve upon God’s creation because it’s too limiting is close to what likely happened in Noah’s day prior to the flood.  DNA manipulation so as to alter humanity is nearing its tipping point.  All that’s been experimented with in labs worldwide for many years is on the brink of being released.

The only light shining against this darkness comes from the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  If we know Him and His Word, our preparations aren’t to save the world, but to rescue the souls of unredeemed men and women.  All the bad things we can imagine will come about; that’s assured.  The greater certainty, however, is the blood of Christ and the Gospel that gives us hope:  Jesus came, He died, He rose from the dead, and He’s coming back.

When we believe this, we live despite how Death and Hades desire to bring us down.  Let’s not waste our time trying to keep this sinful world intact; rather, let’s declare the glorious future in eternity with our Lord, God, and Savior!

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-13-22: They Don’t Understand

Having espoused the pre-Tribulation Rapture for a number of years, via numerous published articles, my books, video Prophecy Updates, and in person, I can tell you that this position is in a minority within the church and in Christian media circles.  Based on the feedback I’ve gotten and what I’ve seen at large, there simply is little interest in the pre-Trib Rapture.  It’s as though the proverbial wet blanket has been thrown over this concept and most people have been convinced it’s not viable.  As a result, they dismiss it as escapism, or worse, as a Satanic delusion.

Those who don’t believe in this sound Biblical doctrine primarily fall into the mid- or post-Trib Rapture camp, or take the stand that there is no Rapture.  Another group is that which spiritualizes much of the Bible and/or believes most or all of Bible prophecy has already been fulfilled – thus a coming Rapture, Tribulation, and even Millennial Reign of Christ is generally off the table with them.

I’m not sure it matters which cohort people fall into who disparage the pre-Tribulation Rapture, but the one thing that seems certain is that none of them truly appreciate how awful the 7-year Tribulation will be.

 

 

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Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-13-22: They Don’t Understand

Having espoused the pre-Tribulation Rapture for a number of years, via numerous published articles, my books, video Prophecy Updates, and in person, I can tell you that this position is in a minority within the church and in Christian media circles.  Based on the feedback I’ve gotten and what I’ve seen at large, there simply is little interest in the pre-Trib Rapture.  It’s as though the proverbial wet blanket has been thrown over this concept and most people have been convinced it’s not viable.  As a result, they dismiss it as escapism, or worse, as a Satanic delusion.

Those who don’t believe in this sound Biblical doctrine primarily fall into the mid- or post-Trib Rapture camp, or take the stand that there is no Rapture.  Another group is that which spiritualizes much of the Bible and/or believes most or all of Bible prophecy has already been fulfilled – thus a coming Rapture, Tribulation, and even Millennial Reign of Christ is generally off the table with them.

I’m not sure it matters which cohort people fall into who disparage the pre-Tribulation Rapture, but the one thing that seems certain is that none of them truly appreciate how awful the 7-year Tribulation will be.

A recent discussion I watched between a self-proclaimed Bible teacher and the owner/host of a growing conservative media outlet illustrated this fact.  I won’t name the two participants in this article, but you can watch the discussion for yourself here:

https://www.brighteon.com/9d1e00f0-6dfa-4544-92a2-2d8f1fa94502.

Those who dismiss the pre-Tribulation Rapture commit at least three errors that I’d like to highlight, to which the folks in the above video seem as though they fall pray.  They are:

  1. A lack of understanding as to the severity of the Tribulation
  2. Ignorance or dismissal of past and present persecution around the world
  3. Obliviousness as to God’s character and His promises

There are certainly other problems I could discuss, but these rise to the top in my estimation.  We’ll take them one at a time.

 

  1. A lack of understanding as to the severity of the Tribulation.

Much of the talk in both secular and Christian circles focuses on a Great Awakening of one type or another.  The belief is that the rising consciousness of many people – both secular and Christian – will cause such a backlash against the global elites perpetrating their nefarious Great Reset agenda that the good guys will overcome the bad actors.

Interestingly, many who hold to this Great Awakening are extremely perceptive as to the ruthless efforts to kill and maim people.  Not only that, but they see the transhumanist successes and know that a significant program is underway to change the very nature of man from that which God created to something supposedly better.  Many such folks are also aware that we’re in a titanic spiritual battle, i.e. our adversaries are not simply humans, but demonic entities.  They even acknowledge Ephesians 6:12, which cautions:

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Despite the reality of the spiritual aspect of this war, the optimism of the Great Awakening adherents, and their confidence in mankind to overcome these obstacles, is resolute and absolute.

But here’s the issue: Wars, plagues, persecution, the Lord’s angels hurling down catastrophic plagues upon every aspect of the earth and life as we know it, supernatural beings and occurrences that torment and kill billions of people, are all coming.  Not only that, but a superman of sin in the person of the Antichrist and his sidekick in wickedness, the False Prophet, are on their way to deceive the whole world.  How is it that mankind is supposed to fight back and stop all these things?

Through the flesh, of course!  Note that this victory over the forces of darkness – whether human or spiritual – comes all through the efforts of awakened humanity.  With their eyes on the world in order to overcome, their rallies, lawsuits, election reversals, possible civil conflict, the takedown and hanging of the globalists, and even with a few prayers thrown in, men and women in the natural will destroy the established order.  They know the Deep State is powerful, but in their thinking, the power of the people is greater.

Throughout all this excitement of millions of people opening their eyes and joining the fight, one little thing seems forgotten.  What they plan and hope to attain is completely against what Scripture says will happen in the last days.

How do you miss the plain reading of the text that tells of world war, planet-encompassing famine, persecution unlike any ever before known, and deaths on an unprecedented scale (e.g.  spoken by Jesus in Matthew 24 and outlined in Revelation 6-18)?  What about the literal unleashing of hordes of demonic beings from the pit of hell?  Is there any acknowledgment of the fact that all these plagues are intended to redeem Israel and to punish the unbelieving world in order for God to make the way for the Millennial Kingdom, which will only admit those who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord?

All this is a necessary cleansing.  It is also entirely a work of God.  Once more it seems as though a human works mentality has blinded people.  There is a spiritual purpose in the Tribulation that God will bring about – both for the good of those who love Him and the bad for those who choose to reject Him.  Conquering the Seven Mountains of the culture or any other such concept in which righteous man is the victor in this world is simply foolishness.  The Tribulation will the worst time the earth and its inhabitants have ever known.  No Great Awakening will change that.

 

  1. Ignorance or dismissal of past and present persecution around the world.

The church has suffered persecution since its inception.  Jesus said in John 15:18 that:

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”

Not only that, in John 16:33 Jesus tells His disciples, and us:

“In the world you will have tribulation.”

We who follow Jesus should expect these things.  They are a natural part of serving the One true God.  In fact, for much of the 20th Century, and now the 21st Century, persecution throughout the world has been more severe than at any time in the past.  It’s most clearly seen in the broad swath of the 10/40 Window, which encompasses most of the Islamic, Hindu, and even Communist nations, where the cost of being a Christian is exceedingly high.

Just to give you a flavor of the persecution our brothers and sisters in Christ experience, here are several brief examples from Voice of the Martyrs:

  • Jelem is a Fulani who gave her life to Christ in 2020. When her family discovered her newfound faith, they harassed her, beat her and eventually disowned her.
  •  Mariam, 18, and Sarah, 16, grew up in a Christian home and trusted in Christ at a young age. In 2020, the sisters were threatened and beaten after sharing the gospel with a Muslim coworker. Though the coworker responded eagerly to the gospel, others complained about Mariam and Sarah to their manager, who warned the girls to stop sharing their faith. He also took them to some Muslim men, who demanded the girls renounce their faith. When the girls refused, one of the men bloodied Mariam’s nose and locked up the girls. Mariam and Sarah eventually escaped and hitchhiked home. Since then, Mariam has suffered poor health, and the family has struggled financially because of the loss of income.
  •  Three Christians were killed on Feb. 25 in an attack on a predominantly Christian community in eastern Nigeria, near Chibok. The attackers, thought to have been members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), also destroyed a local church building. The Chibok area has experienced ongoing Islamist attacks, in which many Christian women and children have been kidnapped. 

Let me give you one more example from a book I’m currently reading.  It’s called Shackled – by Mariam Ibraheem.  Mariam grew up in a Sudanese refugee camp – a Christian initially because of her mother’s faith in Christ – under the legalistic constraints of Islamic Sharia Law.  As Islam and its hateful dictates pressed in on Mariam, she never denied Jesus.  In fact, she stood on His Word and believed Him when He said that He would never leave or forsake her.

Mariam was unjustly accused of crimes against Islam and was sentenced to prison while pregnant along with her one-year-old son who lived in the prison with her.  Because the Islamic authorities believed her possessed by demons for her steadfast faith in Christ and absolute refusal to bow to the demands of Islam, an Imam was sent to the prison to perform an exorcism on her to drive out the Christ Spirit within her.  I’ll read you a little of what Mariam wrote concerning this experience:

 

As the Imam screamed more Koranic scriptures at me, he reached down and pulled up a leather whip he had been keeping nearby on the floor.  “Leave her!” he cried, then whipped me across the back.

. . .

As the imam struck me repeatedly with his whip, I wondered if he had ever stopped to think about the fact that Muhammad never suffered for his sake.  Muhammad’s words did not give love, they gave hate.  Muhammad’s teachings did not bring hope to Sudan; they brought suffering.

 During his life on earth, Muhammad acted only for his own benefit.  He inflicted suffering on others but never accepted it for the sake of others.  He killed, enslaved, raped, and punished.

 However, Jesus, during His life, submitted Himself to pain, rejection, persecution, torture, and, ultimately, crucifixion.  I was not experiencing anything that He Himself had not also suffered.  He knew the anguish and hardship I was going through because He, too, had been persecuted and beaten, and He would never leave me.

 The imam developed a rhythm in which his prayer and his whipping were in sync, the whip snapping at my back between each stanza.  He went on like this for another hour.  He would pause for a moment to check whether I had tears in my eyes, and when he didn’t see any, he would resume with even greater fervor, convinced that my lack of tears was a result of demon possession.

 Inflicting pain on me seemed fully justified to him.  As an infidel in his eyes, I merited the pain I was suffering, and he was earning adoration for his piety in carrying out my punishment.  Yet, of the two of us in the room, he was the one to be pitied.  His adherence to Islam earned him no grace.  In order to obtain mercy, he had to deliver punishment.  He had to disown his humanity to abide by his duty.  A sober mind might have stopped him from beating a pregnant woman, but his god demanded compliance.  While Jesus taught love for unbelievers, Muhammad taught death to infidels and contempt for all those who would show them mercy.

 I prayed for the man beating me.  He, too, was a prisoner.

 When he finished, my back was so raw that I was almost unable to stand.  When I moved, each stripe on my back bit into my flesh and shot excruciating pain to my brain.

. . .

Praying for the imam was one of the hardest things that I had done in my life, but I knew that it was the will of the Father.  My pain would last for a moment, but, without Jesus, the imam’s pain would last for eternity.

 

We can chronicle thousands and thousands of such circumstances and worse.  The point is that extreme tribulation has been and is occurring – and most of the western church is unaware.  In fact, many in the church don’t want to know about such things.  In my days of volunteering with VOM and speaking to churches, there were many that had no interest.  Or, in those places I could go to speak, a number of people told me it was more than they could bear to hear and wouldn’t listen.  Life as a believer in America, and the West in general, is easy compared to that of our brethren elsewhere.  Because of this ignorance, the pre-Trib Rapture deniers figure that we must go through the Tribulation.  I presume they think that somewhere along the line, America has to experience the suffering that Scripture denotes for believers in Christ.  What they neglect to see is that the Bible specifies quite clearly that THE Tribulation is not for the purpose of cleansing those who choose wisely to follow God.

In my Rapture Reading 12 Rapture or Wrath (video link below with transcript at my Rumble Awaken Bible prophecy channel), I explain how God intends the Tribulation as a means for Him to judge and punish those who have rejected His Lordship.  In this post I quote Isaiah 13:9,11 to illustrate who is the target during these awful seven years:

Behold, the day of the Lord comes,
cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,
to make the land a desolation
and to destroy its sinners from it.

 I will punish the world for its evil,
and the wicked for their iniquity;
I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant,
and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

To emphasize this point, here is Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 who says:

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

It should be quite clear from these verses that THE Tribulation is the time God sends His wrath and righteous anger upon the unbelieving world.  How do we know this?  Listen to the language.  The Day of the Lord, i.e. the 7-year Tribulation is for sinners, the world for its evil, the wicked for their iniquity, the arrogant, the ruthless, those who are perishing, the ones who refused to love the truth and so be saved.

God has already dealt with us who follow Jesus Christ as true believers; that was the whole point of Jesus shedding His blood for us.  Those who think we must go through the Tribulation are essentially looking to crucify Jesus all over again.  It’s like they’ve become Catholics who see the crucifix with Jesus still on the cross and determine that they have to finish the work of salvation because what He did wasn’t adequate.

For us in the West who aren’t experiencing the persecution in the 10/40 Window, we should rejoice that God has spared us.  It doesn’t mean we won’t go through little “t” trials and tribulations – we do.  However, they are largely less severe than those which others endure.  We still have terrible illness and other issues that cause us distress, but remember, there were seven churches Jesus spoke to in His letter in Revelation.  There was one church – Smyrna – that was explicitly known for its persecution.  Some of the others also experienced it, but not to the extent of Smyrna.  We could say that Smyrna is an archetype of the suffering church, i.e. the particular peoples of God, whose faith is tested through the extreme.  This pattern applies to those believers suffering in the 10/40 Window.

Are you familiar with the legal concept of Double Jeopardy?  Here’s Wikipedia’s definition:

Double jeopardy is a procedural defense (primarily in common law jurisdictions) that prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges following an acquittal and in rare cases prosecutorial and/or judge misconduct in the same jurisdiction.

Would God require the persecuted believers in Smyrna to be acquitted through the sacrifice of Christ, then require them to again be judged and punished?  Do you think that those who truly follow Jesus elsewhere in the world and have experienced His complete redemption will once more be accused and suffer in the worst of all possible times?  The thinking that God requires persecuted believers to experience Double Jeopardy by also going through the depredations of the Tribulation is absurd.  And, if we believe all whom God intends to Rapture will go up at the same time, then surely persecuted believers in the 10/40 Window won’t go up pre-Trib while the rest of us go mid- or post-Trib.  That makes no sense.

Here’s the bottom line regarding this: If we don’t suffer from the hands of sinful men; we inevitably suffer from the results of sin in some way.  It may be violent; it may be passively distressful.  None of it matters nor impacts the work of Christ on the cross who redeemed us from sin of all kinds.

We have our own challenges here in America.  Because salvation has been easy, most of us have not counted the cost as must those who live under Islam, Hinduism, or Communism, and any other persecuting ideologies.  But don’t think we escape.  We may not face death for our belief, but we must resist the satanic lure of the Prosperity Gospel, the Social Gospel, Hyper Grace, the New Apostolic Reformation, and all the other ministries that teach anything but the true Word of God.  The message of these movements causes many people to miss the basis of salvation.  Often, they don’t teach repentance, since sin becomes almost a forbidden word that each of us must acknowledge about ourselves.  Our need for a Savior is lost amongst the worldly teachings that keep peoples’ focus anywhere but on the true Gospel.

This can be our best life now; everyone of us should have a healing touch; speaking prophetically is a gift that can be taught; the problem isn’t the person, it’s the system; since God forgives all our sin, we can sin to our heart’s content; God intends for us to gird our loins and push back against the darkness that’s coming in the Tribulation.  We CAN overcome!

None of this is found in Scripture.

 

  1. Obliviousness as to God’s character and His promises

I’m not the only one who makes this point; I know Terry James has also voiced it.  God’s character and His promises are incredibly important to consider when examining this issue of Rapture versus Tribulation and whether or not the church of true believers is destined for this time of horrors.

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God showed the two sides of His character: that of love and mercy, and that of wrath and judgment.  It took the coming of Jesus to bring about the fullness of the demonstration of God’s amazing grace, yet it was always there in the past for those who sought the Lord and rejected the allure of false gods.  For those who chose to exalt themselves and the idols of the day, presuming that God would overlook these sins, the prophets made quick work of such foolishness.  They made it abundantly clear that such people were the object of God’s anger and they must turn from their evil ways.  Those who didn’t, suffered the consequences of the broad road of destruction.  Anyone who revered God, gave Him his heart, and walked in His ways was blessed.  In the OT, blessings came through physical possessions; in the NT blessings became the understanding and promise of eternal life in the presence of God.

A concept I appropriated from Dr. Michael Heiser is that of believing loyalty.  All that God ever really wanted from His people was their hearts, i.e. for them to believe in Him as the One true God and to shun false gods and their worship.  This was exactly what David did, and why he was considered a man after God’s own heart.  Despite his sins, David never wavered from his belief that Yahweh was the only God; that all others were pretenders to the throne.  Those false gods were myriad and were followed under the names of Baal, Chemosh, Molech, and many others.  Our false gods today are seemingly less visible because we don’t make statues of them as idols, but they are just as real in the form of lust, greed, hunger for power, and much more.  Where is our believing loyalty?  Is it for God or is for something other than Him?

This is the crux of the matter.  For people who reject Jesus, that side of the coin marked with wrath and judgment is the one which lands with its side up.  When that is the case, Deuteronomy 4:24 comes into play for them:

For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

A consuming fire is one that destroys completely, leaving nothing but embers and ash.  Looking again at Isaiah 13:9,11 and those who practice that which God calls out in these verses, their end is assured and justified.  In our consideration of whether or not believers go through the Tribulation, this is the defining issue.  To repeat from what I said earlier: the 7-year Tribulation is for sinners, the world for its evil, the wicked for their iniquity, the arrogant, the ruthless, those who are perishing, the ones who refused to love the truth and so be saved.  God’s character as a righteous judge demands this.

On the other hand, why would a just and honorable God make those whose believing loyalty is steadfast to Him endure such atrocities as will be perpetrated in the Tribulation?  Even more pertinent, why would a loving Father tell the children He adores that they must walk through a burning building to prove they really love Him?  When Jesus said on the cross: “It is finished,” was there a caveat?  Did He say: “Except for those believers in the 21st Century just before the Tribulation”?  Or perhaps He neglected to inform us that “Those of you who believe in Me in the end-times aren’t as saved as My people previously were.  Your salvation isn’t as effective as it was for believers in 1820.  It won’t really be finished for you.”

Somehow, I missed those precious Words of His in my numerous readings of the entire Bible.  Maybe they’re in apocryphal writings somewhere?  They surely aren’t in canon.

The point is that there is no justifiable reason for true believers today to go through a time in this world where literally everything is destroyed because it’s meant for: 1) the redemption of those who will be redeemed, and 2) the punishment for those who won’t as a precursor to the eternal fires of hell.

It is because of the very nature of God – just as He’s always consistently said and demonstrated through the ages – that those who disobey His holy commands will suffer for their rebellion.  In the same manner, those who through faith give their heart, soul, mind, and strength to the Lord in believing loyalty, He will shower upon them His favor and blessings.  Trust me when I say this: It will not be a blessing to enter the Tribulation.

God’s character – His very Word – is at stake in this issue.  Can we trust that He will keep us, even as He said, from the wrath to come?  Will He preserve us, the true church that has little power, just as He declared, from the hour of trial that will come upon the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth?  Can we truly take encouragement knowing that He will deliver us by coming in the clouds for those who love Him?

Or has this all been a ruse, a massive game for believers, in which a cruel god gets the last laugh because he made us think placing our faith in Christ actually meant something special?

Ultimately, those who think we’re headed for the Tribulation must have a very low concept of God and Christ’s redemption.  Their understanding of His character is significantly flawed.

I for one choose to believe that He will indeed come as a thief in the night for His Bride and whisk us away to the mansions He has prepared for us.

 

Conclusion

Over the years Satan has worked his evil deeds by infiltrating the church at large and the institutions that are supposed to deliver pastors steeped in the Word of God.  At first it was the Catholic Church that did all in its power to keep Bibles from the common man.  When that effort was foiled, the Vatican initiated the Inquisitions to kill those who sought to make Scripture universally available and who actually preached what it said, as opposed to that which man declared.

Of course, persecution caused the church of true believers to grow.  As a result, Satan and his minions corrupted the teaching in seminaries, and their students propagated the lies in the pulpits, leading to errors-filled congregations.

A major satanic initiative continued from the past was to convince people that they could rely on their preachers to tell them what God wanted for their lives.  Over time, fewer churchgoers read God’s Word.  Today, a distinct minority has any true Biblical literacy.

Another falsehood that is satanic at its core is the deception that the pre-Tribulation Rapture is an idea birthed through John Darby in the 1800s.  According to this myth, Darby conceived of his ideas through the influence of a young, charismatic mystic by the name of Margaret MacDonald.  This has been proved a complete lie time and again, but those who advocate anything but a pre-Trib Rapture inevitably bring up Darby as supposed “proof” that this is a new concept.

The Bible text is clear that Jesus and Apostles Paul and John all believed in a pre-Trib Rapture.  Because they did, so did the majority of early Church Fathers.  Satan couldn’t have the people of God eagerly anticipating the soon return of Christ.  That would make them more holy, and thus untouchable by him.  He couldn’t have that!  As a result, the Father of Lies concocted the Darby defamation.  And look at how successful Satan has been!  The majority of the church doesn’t believe in a pre-Tribulation Rapture.

Of course, if pastors actually paid attention to the 1/3 of the Bible that pertains to prophecy, they might actually see the bigger picture of God’s plans and purposes for this earth and His creation.  But they neglect Bible Prophecy like it’s molten iron.  “Can’t touch it!  We might get burned!”

That brings us to the sad state of affairs now present in Christendom.  The end-times with the 7-year Day of the Lord is something seen as mild and required for believers to overcome.  The Person of God and His holy demands are minimized.  Those in the church are confused and non-committal because they don’t want to be seen as questioning authority, regardless of whether their pastor is adhering to Biblical truth or not.

The only antidote to this is for believers to diligently and regularly read God’s Word – all of it – from Genesis to Revelation.  Pushback I get in this regard is that people don’t like to read and get distracted.  That’s an issue in itself, but let’s not forget what the Bible says in Romans 10:17:

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Hearing God’s Word was the way people learned in the days when printed material was rare.  Listen to it and live!  There’s no excuse for us not steeping ourselves, one way or another, in what God has to say – especially in these perilous times!  Smartphones are ubiquitous; Bible apps are plentiful.  Reading plans are available everywhere for the asking.

In my 4-volume series of Awaken Bible Study Notes, (linked below), as well as in my companion 4-volume Awaken Bible Commentary and Reflections (linked below) I include a favorite reading plan of mine.  These books bring to your attention the amazing deliverance in the Rapture that God plans for His children, as well as the incredible supernatural aspects of Scripture that most people simply miss.

The bottom line is that there is no reason anyone should misunderstand or deny God’s intent to Rapture the church of true believers before the Tribulation.  Understanding why God will soon remove us from this world and anticipating our Lord appearing for us on the clouds to call us home should be the greatest joy believers can have, aside from the fact of salvation itself.

Are we of the world and focused on it?  Or are we strangers in this strange land desperately desiring no longer to be here?

I know what I choose.  How about you?

 

Note: Sources are available on my Rumble channel at:

https://rumble.com/v10u3th-awaken-bible-prophecy-update-4-13-22-they-dont-understand.html

Shemitah – Agenda 2030 – Tribulation Timing

Is there a correlation to upcoming events on the Jewish calendar and things which are happening in the world.  Can we speculate with a possible high degree of certainty when the 7-year Tribulation will begin?  This article addresses these issues and more!

 

Shemitah – Agenda 2030 – Tribulation Timing

A sister in Christ sent me the link to an interesting teaching the other day.  The video discusses God’s decree that at the end of each 7-year Shemitah period, the Israelites were to forgive their fellow Jews all their debts and to let their land lie fallow.  You know from reading the Old Testament that Israel failed badly to obey the Lord in this regard.  This had consequences.

One of the points the teacher made in his message – that you can see at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtvLKayBiXQ&t=10s – is that the Jewish year of 5782, which is known on our western calendar as 2021-2022, is the seventh year of the Shemitah cycle, i.e. we’re currently in a Shemitah year.  (According to Mark Blitz in the video, Shemitah years on the Jewish calendar are evenly divisible by seven.).  The date correlates with what Jonathan Cahn wrote in his 2014 book The Mystery of the Shemitah.  When Cahn’s book was published, the Jewish year of 5775 equated to the 2014-2015 period on our calendar.  Carrying the cycle forward, the next Shemitah will be in 5789, or as we know it, in 2028-2029.  Also, the last year in the 7-year cycle from our western perspective always includes the following year.  Thus currently, 2022 teams with 2023 as the first year in the next sequence of years, and the new Shemitah cycle after that will begin in 2029-2030.  To make this a little clearer, this abbreviated Shemitah chart may help:

 

1st Year                                   7th Year

—                                             2014-2015 (5775)

2015-2016 (5776)                 2021-2022 (5782)

2022-2033 (5783)                2028-2029 (5789)

2029-2030 (5790)                2035-2036 (5796)

2036-2037 (5797)                —

 

Another key aspect of these 7-year cycles is that every fifty years, i.e. after seven of these 7-year periods, is the year of Jubilee.  This fiftieth year was a Sabbath of the Sabbaths where everything and everyone in the land were redeemed.  Leviticus 25:19 declares how God will bless Israel for keeping the Jubilee:

The land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and dwell in it securely.

Israel didn’t obey the Lord with His command about the Jubilee, and He ultimately imposed His own 50-year Sabbaths on the land by casting the people of Israel out of it for a time.  Because Israel failed to keep the Jubilee calendar, its current date is uncertain.  Was it after the previous Jewish year following 5775?  Is it after this year of 5782?  Or is it still to come subsequent to 5789 or even 5796?

This is all well and good, but the key point to these date periods is that Daniel’s Seventieth Week (Daniel 9:27) is a 7-year timeframe that has not yet happened.  Now, I’m not a learned scholar of Jewish laws by any means, but my understanding is that, based on historical timing, Daniel’s seven years will likely correspond to a Shemitah cycle as God brings fullness to His promises, declarations, and judgments to Israel.  The possibility also exists that the Daniel’s Seventieth Week could also correspond to the final Shemitah prior to the Jubilee.  If this is the case, it may be that we can determine with a high degree of accuracy when the Tribulation – Jacob’s Trouble – will begin.  In fact, the subsequent Jubilee could correlate with the beginning of the Millennial Reign of Christ.

Three possibilities present themselves in this relationship of Shemitah cycles and the 7-year Tribulation.  They are:

  1. Beginning in the 2022-2023 period
  2. Beginning in the 2029-2030 period
  3. Beginning some fifty years into the future as the next Jubilee

Based on what many of us who study and teach Bible prophecy have concluded, all the signs of the coming Tribulation have converged.  As Pastor JD Farag says, these prophetic signs have a shelf life.  With all the factors that make a prophecy relevant today, it is unlikely they will remain static and be applicable – say – in ten years.  We can also liken Bible prophecy to the stretching of a rubber band.  It can only stretch so far before it breaks.  Something has to happen.  Given this reality, a 50-year hiatus until the next potential for the Tribulation and subsequent Jubilee with similar converging events seems improbable.  As a result, I think we can rule out Option #3.

What about Option #1?  I know that many people believe we are on the absolute cusp of the beginning of the Tribulation.  Some even – incorrectly – believe we’re already in it.  The idea with thinking the Tribulation may begin momentarily runs into a roadblock when we consider Ezekiel’s War, i.e. the War of Gog of Magog described in Ezekiel 38-39.  In the almost-Tribulation scenario, you have to believe that Ezekiel’s War occurs within the defined 7-year period.  I dispute that based on several issues, but the one of greatest importance is the 7-year clean-up that Israel conducts following the war (Daniel 39:9).  If you place this war within the 7-year Trib period, you have to believe that even after the Antichrist desecrates the newly-built Third Temple at the mid-point and begins persecuting the Jews, they will continue to go about their land clean-up duties as if life remains normal for them.  That’s simply a fantasy.  It is primarily for this reason that I believe Ezekiel’s War must begin at least 3 1/2 years prior to the official beginning of the Tribulation as defined by the Daniel 9:27 covenant agreement that Israel embraces.

Since none of the Ezekiel events have happened, it is impossible for the Tribulation to begin in this current timeframe of 2022-2023.

Lastly, let’s consider Option #2.  This makes a lot of sense from my perspective because it also connects the dots of what we’re seeing in the world.  What is the major emphasis coming at us today?  It’s that we must Build Back Better through climate initiatives, financial restructuring, and transhumanist ideals pushed by the World Economic Forum.  What is the target date?  It aligns with the United Nations and their Agenda 2030, i.e. the end of this decade – roughly 7 1/2 years from now in 2030.

And, guess what?  The year 2030 correlates to the next beginning Shemitah 7-year cycle!  From this dating we can see that if the Tribulation and the next Shemitah cycle are one and the same, then the push by the globalists will intensify greatly in the coming few years.  From this, we can also do some other calculations.

If Ezekiel’s War must occur at least 3 1/2 years prior to the Tribulation, then at the latest it should happen in 2026 or sooner.  I happen to believe there will be a Psalm 83 War prior to Ezekiel.  That being the case, in order for this war’s consequences to play out, it has to erupt probably at least a couple years earlier, around 2024.

Summarizing these major events, we have these potential dates:

  • ~2024 – Psalm 83 War
  • ~2026 – Ezekiel’s War
  • ~2030 – Tribulation begins (per the Daniel 9:27 covenant agreement signing)
  • ~2037 – Millennial Kingdom starts (corresponding to Jubilee)

I happen to like the Alternative View that Bill Salus postulates for the opening of the first five Seals.  In this scenario, the Rapture occurs and there is a Post Rapture / pre-Tribulation gap period of indeterminate length.  There is nothing textual that specifically links the opening of the Seals with the signing of the covenant agreement that officially begins the 7-year Tribulation.  Because of that, the possibility exists that these several Seals could be initiated earlier in the gap period after the Rapture.  From our dating above, it’s conceivable the Psalm 83 War and Ezekiel’s War could occur in this gap as part of the opening of the 2nd Seal with the rider on the red horse of war.

As a fervent proponent of the pre-Tribulation Rapture, I look at all these dots and wonder how they can connect.  The most important dot of all from my perspective is the Rapture itself.  I’m not a date-setter in any respect.  What I have done in the past, and am doing now, is speculate that based on the way the world is devolving and all the signs of the times are converging, it seems difficult to conceive of the Rapture occurring any later than 2025.  It’s just based on Berean and Issacharian Biblical understanding.  Is there a red sky?  Is it morning or evening?  In Matthew 16:2-3 Jesus said:

 . . . “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”

Do we heed the Lord’s Words and try to assess these things or do we ignore them?

With the information I’ve presented in this article, it may even push up the Blessed Hope prior to 2024.  The Rapture is something we hold to be imminent, i.e. it could happen at any time because there are no preconditions.

Again, as Pastor JD Farag says, the Rapture is sooner than any of us can believe.  The Bible tells us this and the world is confirming it.  The dots have connected.  Soon and very soon, we’ll be with Jesus.

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-6-22 The Facade of Normalcy Bias & The Days of Noah

In the February 2022 issue of the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, the publication makes the statement that:

Rather than falling prey to normalcy bias, independent thinkers must (1) acknowledge that many of the things Americans take for granted could suddenly change and (2) act upon that knowledge.

There are several key takeaways from this.  They are:

  1. Normalcy bias is a danger
  2. One must be an independent thinker to escape it
  3. Sudden change is on the horizon
  4. Those who understand this must act accordingly

In the days of Noah, these four issues were likewise looming over the earth.  Only one man saw what was coming, with – of course – divine guidance.  Do we have the same circumstances today?  If so, who is it that sees and has prepared in the best possible way?

 

Transcript:

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-6-22 The Facade of Normalcy Bias & The Days of Noah

In the February 2022 issue of the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, the publication makes the statement that:

Rather than falling prey to normalcy bias, independent thinkers must (1) acknowledge that many of the things Americans take for granted could suddenly change and (2) act upon that knowledge.

There are several key takeaways from this.  They are:

  1. Normalcy bias is a danger
  2. One must be an independent thinker to escape it
  3. Sudden change is on the horizon
  4. Those who understand this must act accordingly

In the days of Noah, these four issues were likewise looming over the earth.  Only one man saw what was coming, with – of course – divine guidance.  Do we have the same circumstances today?  If so, who is it that sees and has prepared in the best possible way?

We’ll pray, read a Scripture verse, and briefly discuss this subject.

<PRAY>

Scripture

Jude 6-7

And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

The Facade of Normalcy Bias & The Days of Noah

    • First, let’s look at the Days of Noah
    • This has been a popular topic in the last several years with the end-times closing in on us
    • Over the years Christianity has considered the Genesis 6:1-5 account from primarily two perspectives – this reads:
  • When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

    • Perspective #1 – The non-supernatural position that the sons of God noted here are really the righteous sons of Seth
    • Perspective #2 – The text says exactly what it says, i.e. that a supernatural event occurred
    • The Perspective #1 position somehow attributes to the daughters of man that they were actually the pagan daughters of Cain, thus, they were corrupted and evil
    • The Nephilim in this fantasy were simply mighty men or heroes – not giants
    • There is nothing Scripturally that confirms this understanding
    • In fact, Jude 6 and 2 Peter 2:4 definitively counter it and effectively argue for the supernatural account
    • In Perspective #2 that we take literally, divine beings in the heavenlies rebelled against God, and in their lust for human women, transgressed the boundaries that God had placed between their heavenly abode and earth
    • An additional aspect of this is that the sons of God – otherwise known as Watchers in Daniel 4:17 and the book of 1 Enoch – may very well have been planning, along with Satan, to produce their own race of beings in place of mankind that God created
    • These non-human beings – or more-than-human entities – would not be redeemable as God had designed human flesh to be through the blood of Jesus because of the corruption of their bodies, i.e. of the manipulation of their bloodlines and altering of their DNA
    • Satan realized he had to take such drastic actions because of the curse of Genesis 3:15 upon him:
  • And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
    • The seed of Satan – whether simply sinful man, or altered offspring from God’s original intentions, plus Satan himself- were destined for destruction
    • In that position, Satan knew he had to do whatever was necessary to preserve his own existence
    • For Satan going forward, whatever means necessary to preserve his life would justify that end
    • Biblical dating of the Great Flood in which Noah and his family were rescued puts it somewhere around 2000 BC, or some 4000 years ago
    • That being the case, assuming the Watchers came down soon after Adam and Eve were cast from the Garden, then they had as many as 2000 years in which to propagate their depravity and populate the earth with it
    • There are extra-Biblical accounts that the Nephilim procreated with human women as well, among their own offspring, and even with animals with resulting varied and strange hybrid beasts
    • Some people today speculate that through the wisdom the Watchers had from heaven – likely from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil – that there were even genetic experiments that they conducted in some manner outside of sexual intercourse
    • From all this depraved sexual and experimental activity the entire earth was corrupted
    • Is it any wonder that Genesis 6:5 says? –
      • The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    • Because this had all been going on and increasing over hundreds of years, it all became normal to the inhabitants of the earth
    • In fact, that there were cannibalistic giants and strange hybrid creatures like Centaurs, Minotaurs, and Cyclops – none of this obviously fazed the so-called people living at that time
    • Man was no longer man
    • His body was no longer what God had made
    • Human flesh had become an abomination along with everything else on the planet
    • Yet, as Matthew 24:37-38 tells us, it was life like they’d always known for generations
      •  But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
    • In their depraved state, they were as happy-go-lucky as they could be
    • Who knows what marriage was to them at that time?
    • I have a sneaking suspicion that it wasn’t what we typically picture
    • I’m sure they were quite tolerant as to the definition of marriage
    • Regardless, from their perspective, all was well and as it should be
    • Life in the antediluvian world was normal
    • If ever there was a time that could claim normalcy bias, that was it
    • Since we haven’t done it yet, let’s have Wikipedia define normalcy bias for us:
  • Normalcy bias, or normality bias, is a cognitive bias which leads people to disbelieve or minimize threat warnings. Consequently, individuals underestimate the likelihood of a disaster, when it might affect them, and its potential adverse effects. The normalcy bias causes many people to not adequately prepare for natural disasters, market crashes, and calamities caused by human error. About 70% of people reportedly display normalcy bias during a disaster.
    • The interesting aspect of this is that Noah warned the world that judgment was coming
    • We see this in 2 Peter 2:5:
  • And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
    • If Noah was a preacher of righteousness, he was obviously telling the world – even as he built the ark to the scoffing and mocking of the people – that a terrible time of God’s wrath was coming
    • But look at their response in Matthew 24:39
  • and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
    • They were unaware!
    • Likely, God had placed blinders over their eyes and a veil over their minds making them unable to understand
    • This would be a similar situation to what Jesus said in Mark 4:12:
  • “That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.”
  • God could not have such sin enter into His kingdom
  • Thus he prevented the inhabitants of the world at that time from comprehending the extent of the punishment coming their way

 

    • That’s our background
    • William Shakespeare in his play The Tempest said: “The past is prelude to the present”
    • Are we in similar days of Noah now?
    • Is the past speaking to us in what the world looks like today?
    • From the convergence of all the prophetic signs, I absolutely believe so
    • I also think that the majority of the pagan world and even much of Christianity is subject to normalcy bias and is completely missing the picture that God is showing those of us who desire to understand the times
    • Because Bible prophecy is subject to much derision among unbelievers, and worse – has been neglected by the church – the idea that the end of the world as we know it simply can’t be fathomed
    • Those of us preaching the pre-Tribulation Rapture are like the old white-bearded man in sackcloth standing on the street-corner with his sign that says, “Repent.  The end is near!”
    • What do all the passers-by do?  They laugh just like 2 Peter 3:3-4 says they will:
  • knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”
  • From the pagan world to the pews of most churches, the idea of a supernatural Rapture that delivers God’s people from this world before judgment simply isn’t possible
  • I’ve made the point in a prior Prophecy Update that at least from the churches’ perspective, they can accept the supernatural virgin birth and even Jesus’ resurrection, but for Him to come back on the clouds to rescue true believers in the Rapture for them to escape God’s wrath?
  • No way!
  • So how are these current times like those of Noah’s day?
  • For one – all we have to do is look around us to see the incredible depth of sin and the depravity of mankind
  • The most visible example of this is Disney
  • In reality, Disney has had a pedophilia agenda for many years
  • When one looks hard and examines certain subtle images they’ve flashed in various movies for a long time or listens to things said by their characters, there has been a deeply hidden core of depravity
  • We’re all familiar with subliminal programming
  • This is where images, words, or phrases are inserted into something we’re watching or listening to with the intent of stimulating something in an individual below the threshold of their conscious perception
  • Don’t believe me?  – Check it out about Disney for yourself
  • Given these long-standing hidden messages, is it any wonder that in this day and age, a significant number of Disney employees are now expressing their own perversions for all to see?
  • Is it any wonder that Disney executives are all-in against the reasonable Parental Rights in Education bill the Florida legislature passed and Governor Ron DeSantis signed to protect little children from their degenerate teachers who want to make them all question their God-given gender and sexuality?
  • Disney recently announced that it is expanding its LGBT-focused content and plans to extend its streaming service to Muslim countries that even criminalize homosexuality
  • In a recent Disney meeting an executive producer on video laid out Disney’s ideology in blunt terms. She said her team was implementing a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and regularly “adding queerness” to children’s programming.
  • This is obviously an effort to expand and normalize gay and trans ideologies in America as well as in cultures that kill people for such lifestyles
  • Disney is only the tip of the iceberg currently operating in broad daylight and showing their true colors
  • As I warned repeatedly about the COVID injection not to take them, I warn now that parents should avoid Disney and everything associated with it
  • Disney is NOT wholesome entertainment
  • It is a hotbed of depravity
  • And the sad part is that Americans and “normal” people around the world are generally quite accepting of this
  • Even within the church, because children are so enthralled with Disney and its characters, parents turn a blind eye even to highly publicized efforts like what’s currently going on
  • They say: “My children love Disney!  How can I deprive them of such joy?”
  • I say: “How can you allow them to be exposed to such depravity right under your noses?”
  • Because it’s all normal now
  • It’s the way the world is
  • Pagan or Christian – it doesn’t matter
  • Everyone embraces the popular culture despite God’s declaration to His people to not be of the world
  • The god of Disney is exerting his pull just like the gods in nations surrounding Israel in the OT exerted their influence
  • Whether Baal, Chemosh, Molech, or Disney – they’re all the same
  • They want to suck you in and take you down
  • Besides the out-and-out sin and depravity of today’s world that mirrors the time of Noah, the other major issue is the genetic engineering
  • We’re not sure how all this genetic manipulation may have been accomplished in the pre-flood era, i.e. whether it came about solely through sexual means, or if the Watchers somehow accomplished it outside the womb
  • One way or the other, however, it surely happened and turned the world upside down by corrupting all human flesh except for that of Noah and his family
  • Today we know for sure that Big Pharma like Pfizer and Moderna are instrumental in experimental DNA modification
  • The last 2+ years have demonstrated that quite thoroughly to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear
  • The end game is multi-faceted – it includes:
    • A depopulation agenda through pure death jabs
    • The means to determine how much of which kind of nefarious ingredients do what
    • In other words: how many of these horrific parasites, whether organic, non-organic, or hybrids grow in the human body and to what extent?
    • How much graphene oxide is necessary for literal circuit boards to self-assemble in the bloodstream with the intent of two-way communication through 5G networks?
    • Based on the modified, man-created organisms, structures, and entities – at what point do the patents for these things allow their makers to own the people into whom they’re injected?
    • Since of course the entire planet is one big experiment, i.e. a massive petri dish, some efforts by the globalist scientists will find success in determining how all this that’s being done can be used to both enhance certain humans far beyond what God created and to extend their lives indefinitely
    • The global elites had to use the world’s population at large to make sure anything they might do to themselves would have beneficial effects and not be detrimental
    • The masses of humanity are simply there to be used and abused for the “greater good” of assuring a positive outcome for the elites
  • There has been speculation among those who watch these efforts that perhaps some number of people in the world are already enhanced to some extent, i.e. they’ve been genetically modified for so-called super capabilities through chimeric and/or silicon-based upgrades
  • We know for a fact that nations like China, Russia, and the US have worked on super-soldier programs for many years
  • Of course as we’ve seen, the transhumanists among us are quite active, from Klaus Schwab in his WEF and their Fourth Industrial Revolution to make Humanity 2.0, and people like Elon Musk with his Neuralink brain-computer interfacing
  • It’s these kinds of efforts, i.e. the genetic experiments and the AI-computer enhanced capabilities that bring many of us to the realization that the 7-year Tribulation will be more horrendous than anyone anticipates
  • Worse than these developments is the sneaking suspicion that the Watchers, i.e. the rebellious sons of God who are still lurking around the planet and directing the course of nations through compliant, deviant men and women, are also multiplying their kind
  • The question is: Have the Watchers been breeding Nephilim and creating armies of them in deeply hidden locations around the world?
  • Will these creatures be unleashed at the point that the church is Raptured?
  • With this next speculation, you’ll probably figure that once more I’ve gone off the deep end
  • So be it
  • I just bring to your attention all the UFO-alien abductions over the years in which little gray men performed some kind of surgeries or experiments on the reproductive organs of the human abductees
  • There are also the accounts of massive animal slaughters with their reproductive organs mutilated and ripped out
  • Do you think that this is all fantasy?
  • Given what we know today, we might want to rethink such things
  • Just an aside about aliens: they are not extra-terrestrial
  • They are interdimensional
  • In other words, they are not another species from outer space
  • Rather they are demonic entities breaching the physical-spiritual world barrier
  • But of course very little of the alien-UFO news gets much attention anymore with all the other distractions, i.e. all the normal distractions of everyday life that has become so bad we tune it out
  • This must be like it’s always been – right?
  • It’s just like the government and Big Pharma are normalizing heart attacks and strokes among young people and even children
  • They say: “Don’t you know that six-year-olds have always gotten strokes?  Aren’t you aware that teenagers have always had heart attacks?”
  • Is it any wonder that defibrillators are being put in many places you’d never previously find them – such as schools?
  • Life in the big city and in the entire world – it’s all as normal as it can be

 

Conclusion

    • The majority of the population of the world has accepted the narrative that the WEF and its cronies have conveyed through the media
    • The primary reason is that most people don’t know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior – thus they don’t have God-given wisdom and discernment
    • The unfortunate thing is that – though there are many in the church today who are saved – neither do they have or receive what God wants to give them
    • I attribute this ignorance to two key points:
      • #1 – Very few people in church read their Bibles and thus don’t have the means for God to regularly communicate with them
      • #2 – Apathy toward Bible prophecy – despite comprising as much as 1/3 of Scripture it’s ignored by pastors and congregants
        • People have no idea what God intends for this earth per His Word
    • The result from these two factors is that the church is no different than the world
      • People in the church don’t hear God
      • Its people have no clue what is truly happening in this day and age
    • Thus, very few individuals – in society at large or in the church – are able to think independently and understand the many dots that are swirling around them in the news
    • They have no means of connecting these dots
    • The one sure thing we can say is that change is coming
    • We know this because the WEF and the United Nations have decreed through Agenda 2030 that everything they’ve been doing must roll out in that timeframe
    • We also know from the convergence of end-times signs that the Tribulation is very near
    • These two dots are very much connected and intertwined
    • From this we also know that the Rapture of the true church of Jesus Christ is going to happen very soon
    • The demonic spiritual realm is clamoring – it is very excited and agitated because its time to be unleashed upon this unsuspecting world is very close at hand
    • As Isaiah 14:9 says:
  • Hell below was in an uproar to meet thee at thy coming, it stirred up the giants for thee. All the princes of the earth are risen up from their thrones, all the princes of nations.
  • The global elites – those who are in partnership with these unclean spirits – are also rubbing their hands in glee
  • They see the soon fulfillment of decades of work coming to fruition just as they’ve planned
  • However, the kingdom of God is not asleep
  • The Lord and His angels are preparing for both a wedding celebration and a day of wrath
  • Are you ready for what is to come?
  • Are you anticipating being here during these horrible days that are on the horizon?
  • Or, are you planning to be otherwise involved with your heavenly Bridegroom – to be out-of-town, as it were?
  • Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ and believe Him when He and His servants tell you that those who are His own are not destined for the wrath of God?
  • Are you eagerly watching and waiting for Jesus to appear on the clouds?
  • If you don’t have a personal, born-again relationship with Jesus Christ, there’s still time
  • Today is the day of your salvation
  • Tomorrow may be too late
  • Don’t delay in making this most important decision of your life
  • Don’t hesitate to anticipate the Lord’s soon return for those whom He loves and will deliver from the atrocities soon to come upon the earth
  • Even in these dark times, we who know that Jesus is coming for us can be joyful
  • Let us surrender and be humble as we wait – always occupying and continuing to work at the tasks the Lord has given each of us until that glorious day

Rapture Readings 12 – Rapture or Wrath?

Based on:

Matthew 24:22

Isaiah 13:9,11

Romans 1:18

Romans 12:19

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

Genesis 18:25

Romans 15:18

Romans 8:1

Romans 5:8-10

 

One of the most important, yet least discussed issues in Christendom, is that of whether Jesus snatches believers away from this world in a pre-Tribulation Rapture, or if they must endure the atrocities of this coming most horrific seven years of all times.

The reason this is such an ignored topic is that the majority of people in the church apparently believe that God intends for Christ-followers to enter the 7-year Tribulation.  There is some difference among the adherents to this idea, such as whether they might be Raptured mid-Trib or post-Trib, but the bulk of those who entertain this notion see the church hunkering down, gritting its teeth, and suffering the atrocities of plagues and martyrdom.  Well, count me out of that consideration.

 

Transcript:

One of the most important, yet least discussed issues in Christendom, is that of whether Jesus snatches believers away from this world in a pre-Tribulation Rapture, or if they must endure the atrocities of this coming most horrific seven years of all times.

The reason this is such an ignored topic is that the majority of people in the church apparently believe that God intends for Christ-followers to enter the 7-year Tribulation.  There is some difference among the adherents to this idea, such as whether they might be Raptured mid-Trib or post-Trib, but the bulk of those who entertain this notion see the church hunkering down, gritting its teeth, and suffering the atrocities of plagues and martyrdom.  Well, count me out of that consideration.

If someone wants to call me an escapist, or even satanic as some have done for my fervent belief in the pre-Tribulation Rapture, I say, “Go for it.”  I am more than happy and willing to not experience the worst time ever on planet earth, of which Jesus said in Matthew 24:22:

And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

To address this topic to some extent, first we need to identify who is destined for the Tribulation, and based on the above verse, who are the elect?

The Bible is extremely clear about who must go through the Tribulation.  There are two groups:

  1. Christ-rejecting Jews, i.e. the nation of Israel
  2. The unbelieving Gentile world

As to the first group, anyone who reads and understands the Old Testament sees the fate of those in this category.  My intention is not to discuss them right now other than to point out God’s everlasting covenant with Israel and His intention to redeem its people.  Jews throughout Biblical history have inevitably been – as the Bible tells us – a stiff-necked people, always seeking other gods rather than the One true God.  Israel rejected Jesus Christ, but God has promised that a day is coming when those remaining in this nation will acknowledge Him as Messiah, Savior, and Lord.  This is uncontestable.  For this to happen, Israel will go through the entire Tribulation period and experience God’s wrath in doing so.

There are plenty of pro-pre-Trib Rapture passages in Scripture.  However, I want to concentrate on why I maintain it is unbelievers who must enter the Tribulation.  Let’s consider several verses that make this easy to see.

First, here is Isaiah 13:9,11:

Behold, the day of the Lord comes,
cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,
to make the land a desolation
and to destroy its sinners from it.

I will punish the world for its evil,
and the wicked for their iniquity;
I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant,
and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

The Day of the Lord is obviously speaking of the Tribulation period.  Who does Isaiah tell us are the recipients of God’s wrath and anger?  Sinners – the world for its evil – the wicked for their iniquity – the arrogant – the ruthless.  That seems pretty clear.

Now we’ll look at Romans 1:18:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Again, we’ll ask what this says as to whom the wrath of God is revealed?  The answer is plain: the ungodliness and unrighteousness of men – those who suppress the truth.

Next, we have Romans 12:19:

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Our prior verses showed for whom God’s wrath is directed.  He says in this passage that He’ll take care of the vengeance that needs to be exacted upon such people.  For those who have died in their sins, that was a straight trip to hell, and at the judgment they’re headed to the Lake of Fire for all eternity.  But God also has a time of wrath He’ll unleash upon this world as Isaiah points out.  For those living who enter this period and require the Lord’s vengeance, He will subject them to it.

Just to reiterate, who requires God’s vengeance to be enacted upon them?  Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 specifies:

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

Once the satanic Antichrist has come during the Tribulation, those who meet God’s wrath are the ones who are perishing, those who refuse to love the truth, those who will not be saved.

Given this Scriptural proof of those upon whom God pours out His wrath during the Day of the Lord, it couldn’t be any more evident that it is unbelievers for whom this is intended.  If you are a God-fearing, Christ-following, blood-bought believer in the Lord Jesus, you can see there is no place for you in these descriptions and as a recipient of what God intends for this world during those terrible days.

From the very first, even Abraham knew this to be fact as shown by his statement in Genesis 18:25, where he says to the angel of the Lord concerning Sodom and Gomorrah:

“Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”

Thus, a pre-Tribulation Rapture is the only position regarding this issue that is Biblical and aligns with the Word of God.  In fact, I believe this is so concrete and evident that the pre-Trib Rapture should be considered solid, Biblical doctrine.

Briefly, who are the elect that Jesus mentions in regard to this period?

Since true believers don’t go into the Tribulation, and we see several scenes in Revelation of believers standing before the throne of God because they’ve lost their lives, they are obviously Tribulation saints who die at different timeframes during that seven years.

In Romans 15:18 Paul describes exactly what occurs with such people:

For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed,

These late-comers have finally come to the saving grace found only in Christ Jesus.  The Word of God penetrated their hearts, and they came to obedience by their deeds, i.e. by standing on their testimony, believing what the Lord did to save their souls.

As a result, as Romans 8:1 tells us:

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

It was a long time in coming for these folks, and they had to endure much in the way of trials and tribulations, but God no longer condemns them.  How marvelous is that?

Here are the money verses explained in Romans 5:8-10 for these new believers who now realize the Lord’s mercy:

 . . . but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

For those of us who were born-again prior to the Tribulation and escaped it through the blessed hope of the Rapture, God’s wrath didn’t touch us.  For those who didn’t choose that earlier rescue, He delivers even those who experience His wrath in the Tribulation with martyrdom.  Yet, regardless what they face, these newly minted saints at the very least escape the torments of eternity.  They are the elect who are kept by God – for a shorter or longer period of Jacob’s trouble – by faith in the midst of the fiery furnace.  Early or late in the Tribulation, they will bow down and glorify God, saying, “Holy, holy, holy.”

It’s a miracle in itself that so many will come to the Lord during these seven years of judgment.  Praise God for that.  What I’m even more thankful for is that God has shown that He is merciful to those of us who choose prior to that time to follow hard after Him.  It’s we for whom the promise is stated and remains that we are not destined for the wrath of God, this time of trial that will come upon the whole earth.

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 3-30-22 – Antichrist Ruminations

https://rumble.com/embed/vwfemz/?pub=hexg3The identity of the coming Antichrist has been long debated.  The question causes many people to dig deeply into Scripture and survey the world for a potential candidate for this nefarious position.  Other folks shrug their shoulders and say, “Who cares?”  Just like the issue of when the Rapture occurs and many declare they’re pan-Rapture with everything panning out in the end, so it is with Antichrist that he’ll be whoever he is, i.e. “Not my problem.”

Well, that attitude is terribly shortsighted and also contradicts what God would have us do.  Ignore this issue and you’re essentially being disobedient to God.  He gave us Bible prophecy – as much as 1/3 of Scripture pertains to prophecy.  Are we to read and consider only the other 2/3 of the Bible?  That sounds like the red-letter Christians who pick and choose what’s relevant by saying they only read the red-letter words of Christ.  Their flawed thinking believes the rest of the Bible is unnecessary.  In fact, from their perspective, we need to unhitch ourselves from the Old Testament because it’s simply not applicable to our lives.

Contradicting that approach, I want to do a brief survey of Antichrist candidates that various Bible teachers have put forth previously and lately, including my current nomination – for what that’s worth!  As with our dealing with the subject of Transhumanism in last week’s Prophecy Update, this topic is a big one, so our discussion is a little longer than normal today.

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Transcript

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 3-30-22 – Antichrist Ruminations

 

The identity of the coming Antichrist has been long debated.  The question causes many people to dig deeply into Scripture and survey the world for a potential candidate for this nefarious position.  Other folks shrug their shoulders and say, “Who cares?”  Just like the issue of when the Rapture occurs and many declare they’re pan-Rapture with everything panning out in the end, so it is with Antichrist that he’ll be whoever he is, i.e. “Not my problem.”

 

Well, that attitude is terribly shortsighted and also contradicts what God would have us do.  Ignore this issue and you’re essentially being disobedient to God.  He gave us Bible prophecy – as much as 1/3 of Scripture pertains to prophecy.  Are we to read and consider only the other 2/3 of the Bible?  That sounds like the red-letter Christians who pick and choose what’s relevant by saying they only read the red-letter words of Christ.  Their flawed thinking believes the rest of the Bible is unnecessary.  In fact, from their perspective, we need to unhitch ourselves from the Old Testament because it’s simply not applicable to our lives.

 

Contradicting that approach, I want to do a brief survey of Antichrist candidates that various Bible teachers have put forth previously and lately, including my current nomination – for what that’s worth!  As with our dealing with the subject of Transhumanism in last week’s Prophecy Update, this topic is a big one, so our discussion is a little longer than normal today.

 

First, let’s pray, read several Scriptures and go from there.

 

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Scriptures

 

Daniel 9:26

And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed.

 

Daniel 11:36-37 (ESV)

“And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done.  ​​He shall pay no attention to the gods [or God (KJV)] of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (KJV)

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [lawlessness]; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

 

John 17:12

While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:6-10 (ESV)

And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

 

[note: he comes for those who are perishing!]

 

Ruminations on Antichrist

 

  • To give you a heads-up on our survey of identifying the Antichrist, there are several authors who have expounded on this
  • They are:
  • In addition, current events have promoted some – myself included – to speculate on this mysterious character

 

    • Let’s start first with The Antichrist by Arthur Pink
    • As a side note Pink wrote this book earlier in his career
    • Some think its contents may be thoroughly discarded because Pink changed his theological approach from Dispensationalism to Covenant Theology and rejected his earlier writings in this regards
    • Also Pink became an avowed Calvinist in his adoption of Covenant Theology – Calvinism being something I disagree with  thoroughly , AND I put myself in the Dispensational camp
    • Not having read his other works I can’t comment on if or how he changed in end-times philosophy, and I don’t know whether that or his Calvinism would later alter his research and conclusions concerning Antichrist
    • Regardless, here are three thoughts that Pink had regarding our subject in his book
    • #1 – The Antichrist will be a Jew
    • #2 – The Antichrist will be the son of Satan
    • #3 (and perhaps the most controversial) – The Antichrist will be Judas reincarnated
    • Let’s take these in order
    • #1 – The Antichrist will be a Jew
      • Pink outlines several Scriptural reasons for this
      • Here are just a couple:
      • Our verses in Daniel 11:36-37 note one reason
      • Again the verses read:
        • “And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done.  ​​He shall pay no attention to the gods [or God (KJV)] of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.
      • That Antichrist will pay no attention to the God of his fathers seems significant – his fathers being presumably the patriarchs of Israel
      • Even if it reads accurately as gods, we know Antichrist has no loyalty except to himself as the one to be worshiped
      • Another passage that Pink connected to Antichrist is Matthew 12:43-45 in which Jesus speaks of the unclean spirit returning to the house which was swept clean
      • We often use this verse to describe someone upon whom an exorcism has been performed, but it appears to also pertain to Israel
      • Note what the unclean spirit says in Matthew 12:44:
  • Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’
      • It will return to HIS house
      • Is that the nation of Israel?
      • If so, it’s very telling as to this unclean spirit being a Jew
      • One other interesting speculation is that the Jewish Antichrist will come from the tribe of Dan
      • The potential “evidence” pointing to that is how Dan continually worshiped idols – but so did Ephraim
      • Interestingly, neither of these tribes is shown in Revelation 7 as having any of the 144,000 Jewish evangelists come from them
    • #2 – The Antichrist will be the son of Satan
      • Pink shows numerous contrasting verses between the children of God and those of Satan
      • One of the most telling is Genesis 3:15 which reads:
  • And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
      • Satan has a seed, i.e. offspring of one form or another
      • Given the supernatural aspects of the Tribulation, it is not unlikely that Satan’s seed is a literal person (although perhaps not fully human) – not just general offspring who are sinful
      • The other verse that is interesting to me is 2 Thessalonians 2:3 which says:
  •  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
      • Who or what is perdition?
      • It would be Satan himself
      • Thus the son in this case would be the Antichrist
      • We’ll come back to this for more in a moment
    • #3 (and perhaps the most controversial) – The Antichrist will be Judas reincarnated
      • Jesus at the Passover Meal says in John 6:70:
  • “Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a Devil?”
      • Pink points out that there are many demons, but only one devil
      • Of course we also see in John that Satan entered into Judas – so he literally was the devil incarnate
      • Now, here’s what Jesus said in John 17:12 in His high holy prayer:
  • “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.”
      • Notice that Jesus says THE son of perdition – not A son
      • How does Pink conclude that Antichrist is Judas reincarnated?
      • He refers to Acts 1:25 which says:
  • That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
    • What is this place that Judas went?  What does that mean?
    • Pink connects it with Revelation 11:7 in which the Beast comes out of the bottomless pit
    • Pink concludes that Judas went to the Abyss when he died – i.e. he went to Tartarus – and that the Beast rising here is Judas effectively reincarnated as the Antichrist
  • Thomas Ice, a noted end-times scholar – wrote a short paper refuting Arthur Pink’s notion of a Jewish Antichrist
  • Among the reasons Ice gives for a Gentile Antichrist is the Biblical typology in which Antiochus Epiphanes – during the time of the Maccabees in the Intertestamental Period between Malachi and Jesus – was a type of Antichrist and very much a Gentile – not a Jew
  • Another reason Ice gives is that the Beast rising out of the sea in Revelation 13;1 would symbolically be coming from the sea of humanity, i.e. the Gentile world, and not from Israel
  • There’s a link below to Thomas Ice’s paper which is short and easy to read if you’d like his further rationale against Pink’s argument of Antichrist being a Jew
  • I personally like Pink’s arguments, although the issue of reincarnation is one that causes me problems
  • Yet, given the odd Biblical description that Judas went to his own place – who knows how this could play out in the supernatural realm?

 

  • Next in our various arguments to identify the man of sin is The Islamic Antichrist by Joel Richardson
  • Admittedly, I have not read this book, although I did watch an extensive debate between Bill Salus and Joel Richardson
  • I have a link below in which they discuss Mystery Babylon which relates to this topic
  • The bottom line is that Richardson believes that the Antichrist and the Islamic Mahdi, a.k.a. the Twelfth Imam, are one and the same
  • This centers around Islamic end-times theology regarding this mysterious, supernatural figure of the Mahdi
  • Joel’s perspective is that Islam will be extremely prominent in the Tribulation
  • With this view, it forces the Islamic Antichrist to be the one whom the Jews trust to confirm the covenant agreement that begins the 7-year Tribulation
  • It effectively also means that Israel would presumably look upon this Muslim to be their Messiah
  • He would be the one then to desecrate the 3rd Temple at the midpoint of the Tribulation
  • This approach has way too many flaws in it for me to take seriously
  • Just the first issue is a non-starter for me
  • The Jews have way too much history with Islam
  • They know the doctrine of taqiyya which Muslim practice to deceive others
  • Would Israel really bank their future on a treaty agreement brokered by a Muslim?

 

    • Next up we have Can We Know by Charles Bassett
    • In this book, Bassett suggests that God has given Christians all the tools we need to identify the Antichrist
    • In fact, he believes God encourages our deeper search in this matter
    • I can’t argue with that at all given the amazing minds that God has given us, the encouragement to search the Scriptures like the Bereans, and the ability to know the times like the men of Issachar
    • If we desire to investigate Antichrist’s identity, and we put all the clues together, why not?
    • In fact, as Bassett argues, Scripture never argues against this search or prohibits it
    • Bassett actually makes an interesting statement; he says:
  • Second Thessalonians does not say the Antichrist will suddenly be identified once the Restrainer is removed. It simply says he will be unleashed to begin his campaign of death, destruction, and blasphemy.
  • Thus, it’s possible for Antichrist to be identified prior to the Rapture
  • In his view, Antichrist will have 7 prominent characteristics; they are:
    • Appearance
      • He’ll be like a prominent Caesar of old in the mold of Nero
    • Nationality
      • He’ll be Catholic because of his Roman descent based on the earlier verse we recited in Daniel 9:26:
        • And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed.
      • The general consensus of Bible teachers is that Antichrist will come out of the revived Roman empire because of this verse
    • Name
      • Bassett states that Antichrist’s name will add up to the number 666 when spelled properly in Greek or Hebrew
    • Religion
      • Because of the connection with the Whore of Babylon, i.e. the Catholic Church, Bassett believes Antichrist must be Catholic
    • Profession
      • He sees Antichrist as being a professional peacemaker, i.e. presumably a politician
    • Goal
      • Antichrist will advocate a One World Government
    • Anti-Smitism
      • Bassett’s thinking here is that based on Daniel 8:24 that says in summary he will “destroy the mighty and holy people”, i.e. the Jews, that Antichrist thus must be anti-Semistic
  • Based on these characteristics, Bassett helpfully provides a summary chart of prominent candidates for the position of Antichrist at the time of the book’s publication
  • Several men that he suggested using his checklist are:
    • Emmanuel Macron
    • Barack Obama
    • Pope Francis
    • Mikhail Gorbechev
    • Various others
  • Based on his checklist, none of these people fit the bill, i.e. none check every box
  • I like the fact Bassett effectively advocates that we can and should look at the world through a Biblical and prophetic lens – obviously by doing so, we may indeed gain significant insights into the identity of Antichrist
  • From his 7 prominent characteristics, I’m not buying it that Antichrist must be Catholic or even that he’ll necessarily be a professional peacemaker
  • In my view he could be secular and be elevated to a peacemaking position because of his beliefs as a very charismatic individual

 

    • Last in our review of books on this topic is The Final Nephilim by Ryan Pitterson
    • This book follows from Pitterson’s prior work titled The Judgment of the Nephilim and builds on that
    • I recommend both books
    • Pitterson espouses that the Antichrist from the beginning is a supernatural being, actually one of the Watchers, i.e. the sons of God (bene Elohim), who came to earth as shown in Genesis 6
    • He further identifies him as the mysterious character in Ezekiel 31 known as the Assyrian
    • The King James – I think correctly – uses the name of the Assyrian in this chapter as opposed to what many Bible translations say simply as Assyria
    • It appears that a personage – a literal entity – is in view
    • Likewise, there are other OT verses that discuss this being, and if translated correctly as the KJV does, they depict a living being and not just the nation of Assyria
    • The Assyrian goes by many other names
    • He may be Azazel, otherwise known as the scapegoat in Leviticus 16:8-10 (ESV)
    • He is also identified as the leader of the 200 Watchers that came down in Genesis 6 but expanded upon in the book of 1 Enoch
    • Not only that but he is designated at Abaddon or Appolyon in Revelation 9:11, but if you do a Bible search, Abaddon also comes up a number of other times
    • So, he’s actually quite prominent in the Bible, but few people discuss him because they fly by the verses that speak of him
    • Pitterson advocates that there have been numerous Antichrists possessed by this entity – the Assyrian
    • In identifying these various antichrists, Pitterson – like Arthur Pink (Clarence Larkin, a well-known end-times teacher and writers who also agrees) – identifies Judas as one of these Antichrist forerunners
    • It’s not clear to me however how he distinguishes the fact of Judas being indwelt by Satan himself and how the Assyrian is also involved with him
    • If anyone who has read this book wants to help me out in this matter, I’m certainly open to that
    • Regardless, as Pitterson says:
  • At the critical moment when he betrayed the Messiah, Judas was both human and fallen angel in one body.
    • That’s a major idea in Pitterson’s book, i.e. that the prior antichrists, and the Final Antichrist will be a Nephilim
    • In other words, he will be a hybrid being: part human, part spiritual entity just like the Nephilim of old in Genesis 6
    • There were also 7 kings that Pitterson’s research identifies as being indwelt antichrists:
      • Nimrod
        • Remember from our previous discussion of transhumanism that the operative verse with Nimrod in Genesis 10:8  (KJV) is that “he began to be a mighty man in the earth
        • Did he begin to be indwelt by the Assyrian making him even more than what he’d previously been?
      • Pharaoh of Egypt
        • When you consider this man’s hard heart and the supernatural plagues God unleashed on his nation, it’s not much of a stretch to consider him in the role of prior Antichrist
      • Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
        • This one is curious because of how Nebuchadnezzar ends up
        • This king could have been possessed by a spirit/Watcher like the Assyrian for many years
        • However, we see in Isaiah God seemingly speaking through this king to Satan, assuming he is the Day Star, son of the Dawn
        • But there’s also mention in Isaiah 14:25 of the Assyrian in connection to this king
        • As a result, some of the identification between entities like Satan and the Assyrian can be difficult to understand completely
        • Regardless, when Nebuchadnezzar exalted himself above God, the Lord humbled him to be like a beast of the field
        • Following that, Scripture seems pretty clear that he became a follower of Yahweh – of the Lord God
        • If indeed he’d been indwelt by the Assyrian at one point, his final turnaround to become one of God’s own is stunning
      • Sennacherib of Assyria
        • In combination with this king, Pitterson states that Sennacherib’s messenger, the Rabshakeh, foreshadows the False Prophet
      • Antiochus Epiphanes is Pitterson’s fifth identified previous Antichrist, 
        • Because he did the original abomination of desolation, most Bible teachers agree that Epiphanes is certainly a foreshadow of the final Antichrist at the very least
      •  The Roman emperor Domician is the next candidate in history for this position
        • Given the timing of John’s Revelation from Jesus Christ and the statement in Revelation 17:10, which says:
  • And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, he could certainly be this king who “is” at the time of John
        • Domitian was the Caesar when John was on Patmos and wrote this book
        • He was also a worshiper of demonic gods and a persecutor of the Jews
    • Finally, Pitterson says that the ruler Gog of Magog, who we see in Ezekiel 38, is another of these mystery kings
      • God directly addresses him as He does several other major wicked kings through whom we see demonic characters
      • Pitterson sees Ezekiel 38-39 as encapsulating both the initial War of Gog of Magog and the final battle at the end of the Millenium where Gog and Magog is referenced
      • He gets there by the fact that at some point Israel is dwelling securely without bars and gates – thus he places that situation at the end of the thousand years of Christ’s reign when Satan is let loose for his final hoo-rah
      • I’m an advocate of the Psalm 83 War scenario that Bill Salus has laid out, so this picture that Pitterson paints doesn’t resonate totally with me
    • There’s obviously much more in Ryan Pitterson’s well-researched and documented book

 

    • Let’s take a moment to consider some current-day candidates for the role of Antichrist
    • One of the most popular wanna-bes to this role is Emmanuel Macron
    • Several years ago the Economist magazine on its front cover actually portrayed Macron walking on water
    • According to various news outlets, at one time Macron wanted to govern like the Greek god Jupiter
    • There’s even a photo of him sitting in an ornate kingly chair like a ruling god
    • Of late, he’s been trying to position himself as ruler of the world
    • Now The End Begins (NTEB) is one end-times website that has chronicled much about Macron and seems to really be in the camp that he is the coming Antichrist
    • NTEB in an extensive article linked below lists several reasons they like Macron for this position, including:
      • Jewish heritage
      • Macron’s full name and what it means
      • His entire name is Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron
      • This means the following:
        • Emmanuel – meaning ‘God with us’
        • Jean – meaning ‘the Lord is gracious’
        • Michel – meaning ‘who is like God?’
        • Frederic – ‘peaceful ruler’
        • Macron – meaning ‘ short, straight, horizontal mark’ – in the Greek, this means: long (in time)
      • Putting that together you come up with something like: “God is with us.  He – the Lord – is gracious.  Who is like him?  He is a peaceful ruler who has been with us a long time.”
      • There are other clues that NTEB suggest as important:
        • His desire to be baptized in Catholicism at age 12 mimicking Jesus during Passover at the temple at that age
        • Family lineage that even goes back to the time of Antiochus Epiphanes during the Maccabean period
        • Connections to ancient Syria
        • And, or course, his connections to the global elites and the WEF
      • NTEB paints a compelling picture
      • But here’s my problem with Macron
      • It’s almost as if he’s too easy to spot
      • A lot of people think he’s the primary Antichrist candidate
      • I’m a contrarian of sorts, so when everybody is going one way, I think it’s often helpful to go another
    • A couple other interesting characters in this regard are:
      • #1 – Everybody’s current favorite foreign politician: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine
      • #2 – And a Greek politician much less known: Alexis Tsipras
      • As for Zelenskyy, several reasons for him include:
        • His rapid rise to the world stage
        • He is a Jew
        • His association with the WEF via Klaus Schwab’s Young Global Leaders
        • It seems to me that his weaknesses are being exposed, and he will fade from popularity in the race to become Antichrist
      • Regarding Tsipras:
        • He’s a charismatic atheist, although he apparently has Jewish origins
        • He came to power in Greece in 2014-2019 as a man of the Left and as the nation’s youngest ever Prime Minister
        • His power base was in Thessaloniki, interestingly enough
        • He was supported by George Soros
        • Obviously, he’s emerged out of the ancient Roman empire
        • At that time he was married and had two children but is a strong supporter of same-sex marriage
        • Today, Tsipras is the opposition leader in Greece seemingly having lost his popularity – so maybe he was a flash in the pan
    • One of my favorites in a joking sort of way has been Bill Gates
      • He wields significant influence on the world stage
      • Because of his association with Jeffrey Epstein, his potential depravity credentials are very high
      • Because of the teaching of his father a noted eugenicist, Gates has no problem killing the least of these and most vulnerable
      • That has certainly been shown through his advocacy of the COVID injections as supposed life-giving vaccines through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      • Moreover, he has for years been involved with vaccination campaigns in Third-World nations that have killed and harmed tens of thousands of women and children
      • The Gates Foundation was a primary player in the Event 201 pandemic simulation in 2019 
      • Of course, he is extremely wealthy and poses as a philanthropist and someone who cares
      • He is a member in good standing with the WEF and was a Young Global Leader in that organization – as it seems all good globalists seem to be
      • I think Gates could still be in the running
    • The last person I want to briefly highlight and nominate for position of Antichrist is Yuval Harari
      • Harari is an intellectual and has been extremely outspoken on the merits of transhumanism
      • He is an historian and author having written mega-best-sellers, i.e. 12 M copies of each book: Sapiens, Homo Deus
      • Here is a quote concerning him:
  • Born in Haifa to Eastern European immigrants, Harari now lives with his husband in a moshav outside Jerusalem. A vegan deeply distressed by the suffering of domesticated animals, Harari meditates daily (plus a 60-day silent retreat each year). He does this, he says, to understand more fully the nature of human consciousness and “human dissatisfaction.” 
    • This quote illustrates several interesting attributes of the man:
      • He’s Jewish
      • He’s of presumably Roman empire descent
      • He has no use for women
      • He doesn’t consider mankind as any more important or different than animals
      • Meditation is an Eastern religion, occult in nature, so he is likely in constant contact with demonic entities
    • Harari disdains God’s Word; he says that he is in direct opposition to it
    • Moreover, he believes humans do not have free will
    • We are hackable just like computers and can be externally controlled
    • As a transhumanist, he believes that man can become god
    • For what it’s worth, Harari is greatly admired by Barack Obama
    • Naturally, he’s close with Klaus Schwab and the WEF
    • Here are some very telling quotes from this man who – as you’ll hear – has his finger on the pulse of mankind’s next steps in our development:
      • “If we want to stop this epidemic, we need total electronic surveillance.  We don’t need to just monitor people, we need to monitor what’s under the skin.”
      • “Now humans are developing more powers than ever before.  We are really developing divine powers of creating and destruction.  We are upgrading humans into gods.”
      • “All this story about Jesus rising from the dead and being the Son of God.  This is fake news.”
      • “We need some kind of global loyalty and global identity.”
      • “Earth will be  populated or even dominated by entities that are not organic.  They don’t breathe.  They don’t have emotions.”
      • “AI is a biological revolution.”
      • The big political and economic question of the 21st Century is: What do we need humans for?  Or at least, what do we need so many humans for?”  Do you have an answer?  “At present, the best guess we have is to keep them happy with drugs and computer games.”
      • “History began when humans invented gods, it will end when humans become gods.”
    • All in all, Harari has some pretty strong credentials for this infamous position
    • He seems to be coming on strong and certainly speaks like the man of sin
    • I recommend you check out some of the videos linked below to see and hear him

 

Conclusion

  • The time is nearing when the Antichrist will come into his own
  • A number of men are vying for that vaunted position
  • As Charles Bassett asks: Can We Know?
  • Maybe – maybe not
  • But we can certainly see ripples of this lawless man in a number of people on the world stage today
  • Don’t bury your heads in the sand regarding this nefarious character
  • God does want us to be very much in touch with the times – and most of the church at large has forsaken this admonition to be aware and watching
  • The church cannot effectively see the red sky at evening nor the red sky at morning
  • It doesn’t know the portent of the Biblical weather
  • I like to say that I’m a contrarian because I have a fervent pre-Trib Rapture belief against what so much of Christianity believes
  • If you take a survey, you’ll find – I think – that the vast majority of Christians believe we must endure the atrocities of the Tribulation
  • Nobody talks about the pre-Trib Rapture
  • Certainly they don’t speak out loud about it – perhaps for fear of being shown wrong – perhaps because they’ve sat under poor teaching that negates the actual Word of God in this respect
  • When you listen to any prominent Christian who’s commenting on these current times, do you ever hear the hope voiced that God will deliver us from this worldly nightmare into which we’re descending? – I contend that such a statement is extremely rare, if not non-existent, except among a very few of us who place our whole trust in what God has said about this coming event
  • Because of that, I have to ask, “Does anyone who believes in Jesus have any real hope or encouragement by thinking he has to suffer through the most horrible time ever on planet earth?”
  • If anything, people think they have to hunker down and that God will shield them
  • Some even believe the Tribulation will be a party where Christians call down the plagues and dance in the streets because of their powers – seriously
  • I’ll give you two verses to see what God really intends
  • Isaiah 13:9

Behold, the day of the Lord comes,

    cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,

to make the land a desolation

    and to destroy its sinners from it.

  • Isaiah 13:11

I will punish the world for its evil,

    and the wicked for their iniquity;

I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant,

    and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

    • Q – What does God say as to who is the object of His wrath?
    • A – Sinners – the world for its evil – the wicked for their iniquity – the arrogant and the ruthless
    • Remember also our earlier passage of 2 Thessalonians 2:6-10, specifically verses 9-10:
      • The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
    • Q – Who does the lawless one come and deceive?
    • A – Those who are perishing – those who refuse to love the truth – those who are not saved
    • Based on God’s Word, where do we as Christ-followers, bought by the blood of Jesus and having accepted His free gift of salvation, fit into this description?
    • Has God forgiven us as far as the east is from the west?
    • Who does God see when He looks upon us for whom Jesus died?
    • Are we sinners any longer in God’s eyes, or are we clothed in the righteousness of Christ?
    • Is God a liar?
    • When He says we aren’t destined for the wrath to come, do you believe Him?
    • Or is your flawed human thinking greater than the Word of God when He also declares in Revelation 3:10
  • Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
  • Listen, the Tribulation is coming soon
  • The Antichrist is integral to this coming time of horrors
  • We who believe are the Bride of Christ
  • Let’s think and act like it
  • Would our beloved Bridegroom send the one He loves most into the pit of darkness and lawlessness that this world is soon to become?
  • Be a contrarian among those in your sphere of influence
  • Don’t accept their flawed thinking that God expects for us to go through a trial that is intended for unbelievers
  • The Bible – holy Scripture – is in direct contradiction to this idea
  • Don’t trust man in this – trust God and His Word
  • When you do this – your fear will vanish and your hope increase
  • Jesus is coming soon and very soon!

Fall 2022 Fallout

In a recent article on what we can likely expect next from the global elites, Leo Hohmann suggests that a massive cyber-attack will be the next big crisis.  A number of us who follow such things have pointed to the 2021 Cyber Polygon simulation as the harbinger for this, just as Event 201 foretold the COVID pandemic and response.  The probability of a digital assault on the US, and perhaps worldwide, is very high.  When the globalists run simulations, they are not only preparing themselves for how they should act during the real thing, they are also telegraphing to those in the public who understand, that it is coming.  The only question that remains to be answered is when it will occur.  Leo says: They had to wait until summer and fall of 2022, for obvious reasons.

What are those obvious reasons for such a delay from where we currently stand as I write this in March 2022?  I agree with Leo, as he stated in the comments to his article, that the cyber-attack must be timed appropriately to shut down the 2022 elections.  If we had real and/or legitimate elections this fall, given the negatives surrounding Joe Biden and the Democrats, and the numerous Democrats who have jumped ship and decided not to seek re-election, Republicans would win many House and Senate races, perhaps even gaining a majority in Congress in both chambers.  Well, that wouldn’t do!  It would potentially put a serious crimp in Democrat and globalist plans to fulfill their Agenda 2030 objectives, despite the fact that far too many Republicans are also on-board with their nefarious goals.

Such a delay until late summer or early fall has an interesting correlation to two recent dreams by Pastor Dana Coverstone.  I’ve followed Pastor Dana’s dreams since they began, and I believe they are of God.  There are those who dispute this, but that’s fine.  The two dreams that pertain to our subject at hand, along with very brief summaries, are:

  • The 2022 Jets Dream
    • This was a calendar dream. It began in March of this year and ended in September. The indication by the gray skies and other elements in the dream were that March would be a time of gathering trouble.  In between these two months over the spring and summer nothing of great import occurred.  However, September was a different story.  The skies were pitch black and other aspects of the dream indicated serious goings-on in the physical world – as well as in the spiritual realm.
  • The Shutting Down the Machines Dream
    • This dream featured a massive machine-like wheel that continued churning away and casting great amounts of dark smoke into the atmosphere. Ultimately, when people with axes came against the base of the wheel and attacked in a unified manner, it slowed down its revolutions and was damaged.

If we look at these dreams from a real-world perspective, I think we have an interesting result.  March has been all about the Russia-Ukraine War.  It’s certainly a serious global development.  While this has been going on, the destructive nature of the COVID injections, that masquerade as vaccines, has been coming out.  However, nobody is paying attention because of the war narrative that the media is pushing 24/7.  Overall, I think we could say this month fits the bill for gray and threatening skies.

Will the war worsen in thjs current timeframe?  Will COVID or other plague conditions terrify the planet over the next several months?  If the dreams are from God, probably not – for two reasons.

  1. The Jets Dream indicates that it won’t be until September when things grow extremely dark.
  2. The Machine Dream could be a confirmation of this. Pastor Dana and Cheri Goff interpreting the dream believed that the attack on the wheel machine came from coordinated prayer that rose to the heavens, and that righteous fervor was like fire dissipating the smoke.  I think that’s a real possibility as believers petition the Lord for His mercies against the spiritual elements that have been driving the world agenda for the last two-plus years.

The intervening months between March and September could be the result of the crippling of the machine, i.e. the globalist agenda.  But what happens in September?  Do the prayer warriors slack off?  Are we Raptured?  I guess we’ll see one way or another.

Whatever it is that halted the progress of the machine seems itself to stop working, and as the calendar page turns from August to September, the portent isn’t good.

It may be that this is when the elites get back their mojo.  It could surely be the point that the aforementioned cyber-attack is unleashed, regardless whether it comes from a foreign or domestic source.  If that’s the case, world conditions could deteriorate rapidly, even if the attack only lasts for a limited time.

We already have extreme supply chain shortages.  The war will significantly affect world food supplies because of the importance of the grain crops in Russia and Ukraine that won’t be grown and whose shipments will be halted.  In the western half of the United States, we have drought conditions that are greatly impairing crop production.  These three factors add up to the potential for unparalleled famine conditions.

Maybe the war accelerates.  Perhaps US martial law is declared.  The potential is high for the bursting of our debt bubble and the implementation of a government-determined digital currency.

How in the world could elections be held when all these factors are bubbling around us?  How difficult is it to imagine the government declaration that we can’t upset the delicate balance in our federal and state capitols and must leave the current legislatures in place?  Is civil war even in the picture given all this?  It could be a very black September and beyond for any of a number of reasons.

So, how about the Rapture in the midst of this gloomy scenario I’ve painted?  All the signs of the times are in convergence.  Certainly those of us who are looking for Christ’s soon return are in agreement that nothing stands in its way as an imminent event.  All we need is God the Father to tell His Son to go get His Bride.

Personally, I don’t need anything more from this world.  I’m an alien far from my native land, and I’m yearning to go home.  That makes me watch and expectantly wait, all the while doing the work that the Lord has given me.

All that’s coming this year and peeking over the horizon doesn’t make me desire to remain and observe as it plays out.  Let the evil one have his day.  Let his minions, both in the spiritual realm and in the earth, do what they will.  Their time is short.  God’s will and His purposes will prevail.

My goodness, what a time to be alive and anticipating the glory that will soon be ours!

Rapture Readings 11 – The Taboo Answer

Based on:

John 10:27-29

1 Corinthians 3:1-3

1 Corinthians 5:5

1 Corinthians 15:2

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

In order to have an answer, we must first have a question.  What sort of question could we ask within the context of Christianity that might have an answer that must be deemed taboo?

The question is actually a two-parter:

Part 1 – Is there eternal security?

Part 2 – Will all who are saved be Raptured?

These are such touchy questions that few people will even discuss them.  They’re dismissed with a simple, “Yes, of course”, and we can’t even have a conversation without people being offended.

 

Transcript

In order to have an answer, we must first have a question.  What sort of question could we ask within the context of Christianity that might have an answer that must be deemed taboo?

The question is actually a two-parter:

Part 1 – Is there eternal security?

Part 2 – Will all who are saved be Raptured?

These are such touchy questions that few people will even discuss them.  They’re dismissed with a simple, “Yes, of course”, and we can’t even have a conversation without people being offended.

I was told once by a popular website that focuses on the pre-Tribulation Rapture that it doesn’t want articles that deal with these issues because they create such contention.  I certainly understand that, although with these types of Scripture issues, I think we must address them.  I was also recently disassociated by someone upset at these ideas and was told my articles on any subject were no longer welcome on that person’s blog.  So much for examining the Scriptures to come to a deeper understanding, i.e. being a Berean.  Maybe my conclusions are right, maybe they’re wrong, but apparently, we can’t even have a conversation without offense!

So as not to make this an extensive dissertation, I’ll just give a brief discussion to the questions.

Part 1 – Is there eternal security?

My answer is yes and no, and of course, it’s the “no” that raises hackles.  More than that, it seems as if that no is almost always misunderstood.

First – yes.  The Bible tells us in John 10:27-29 that Jesus said:

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”

That seems pretty straightforward, and I agree.  No one can take away someone’s eternal security, i.e. they will never perish at the instigation of someone else’s efforts.  But that’s where it gets sticky for me.

Second – no.  There’s this little thing called free will that those of us who are not Calvinists believe in.  A Calvinist would say that because God predestined a person’s salvation, he can never lose it.  In the same vein, if God predestined someone to go to hell, that’s the end of the story.

Not a Calvinist, I say that God foreknows all things, but He gives us free will to make our own choices, whether good or bad.

In 1 Corinthians 3:1-3, Paul tells the church at Corinth:

But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?

These are brothers in Christ whom he is addressing.  Presumably they are saved.  Yet, there is some number of them who are not spiritual; in fact, they are of the flesh and acting according to the world.

There’s a situation so bad in the church that Paul declares in 1 Corinthians 5:5:

 . . .  you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

He was put out of the church in the hope that he would repent of his sins because of what he’d experience in the world under Satan’s not-so-tender ministrations.  Did he repent?  I’m not so sure we get a definitive answer in the text.  Even if he did, does that mean that every person who sins in the same manner and is given to the world will also repent?  Or will there be some number of people in that situation who deliberately choose to reject God’s mercy through the free will that He gives to all?

Are there some individuals who will suffer for such choices?  How will they suffer?  Can someone himself cause his own demise?  Can he be the one responsible for the loss of his salvation?  Paul concludes in 1 Corinthians 15:2:

 . . .  and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

Is there a person who might believe in vain because of the decisions he makes which put him at odds with God?  Here is what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

This is a definitive statement on Paul’s part.  The unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God.  The man who committed adultery in the Corinthian church had a choice to either repent or not, to remain in his sin of adultery, or forsake that sin by putting it under the blood of Jesus.  He had the ability to choose which direction in life he would go.  Is this not true of all in the church who sin?

Being indwelt with the Holy Spirit, we will receive His nudging, guidance, and rebuke if we sin either inadvertently or deliberately.  Given that, we can correct course and come back into alignment with God, or decide of our own free will to further dive into sin.  I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that we’ve seen many people in the church over the years – presumably saved – who have chosen to further pursue those things which are not of God.

Now, the issue is always in these cases whether a person was actually saved or not.  Given the example at Corinth, it appears that the man in question was saved.  If he didn’t repent and return to the protective umbrella of the church, then Paul’s declaration as to his fate seems sure: adulterers will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Obviously, this is a subject that has many elements, and people can get quite emotional in discussing it.  As I said earlier, maybe my conclusion is incorrect.  but then again, maybe it’s not.  Perhaps in having the conversation someone considering a poor choice will rethink what he is planning because he sees the extreme consequence for his actions.  Maybe because we talked about this subject, a person will be saved when he otherwise wouldn’t have been.

This brings us to our next consideration.

Part 2 – Will all who are saved be Raptured?

Once more I have a yes and no response.  Yes, I think anyone truly living for the Lord will have no issues in this regard.

But on the no side, what about that fleshly, non-spiritual person that Paul brings up in 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 who then makes very poor choices and deliberately sins by doing any of those actions noted in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10?  Let’s say this person plunges headfirst into sexual immorality.  He was saved, but fleshly temptation got him, and he chooses to pursue it.  How about if he’s in the midst of this purposeful sin when the Rapture occurs?  What happens to him?  Is he snatched to heaven in his sin regardless of his rebellious actions?  Or are Paul’s words operative that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?

Given the circumstances I’ve outlined, I don’t think it’s beyond the pale that someone may definitely be saved, but through his deliberate sinful deeds, not be Raptured.  Actually, that could a mercy.

If Paul’s definitive statement is true, then in any other circumstance it could lead to such a person going to hell if he died in his sins, even as we discussed in Part 1.  But, what if instead, he is thrust into the Tribulation because his unrighteousness prevented him from obtaining the kingdom of God through the Rapture?

Is it conceivable at that point that this person might have buyer’s remorse?  In other words, might he reconsider his sinful acts because he missed the Rapture?  It wouldn’t be pretty for him, but does his situation provide a second chance that he might not have otherwise had?

Once more, if we don’t discuss such things, how will anyone understand the consequences and peril if he is on the cusp of disaster?

If nothing else, perhaps an article like this will give someone that extra nudge to move into the plus column with God.  He wants none to perish.  It may be with some people that they – in effect – require persecution and suffering so as to get right with the Lord.

They’d certainly get that and more during the Tribulation.

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 3-23-22 Transhumanism? No: Trans-Specie-ism

This is such a big and complex subject that in the brief time of this Prophecy Update there’s no way I can do justice to the topic.  Regardless, this video is a little longer than normal.  Probably the most important take-away from this video is that the push by the global elites toward Transhumanism is much deeper than most people realize.  It is also perhaps the most important issue of our current day because of its ancient ties to the Biblical narrative.  The desire that is being implemented in Transhumanism goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden when Satan said to Eve that “you will be like God.”  Ever since that moment the rebellious beings in the spiritual realm have done their best to live up to this statement.  They passed this objective to  generations of humans and are going full force toward it today hand-in-hand with men and women who think they can create something better than what God called good and very good.

Note: I’ve included the transcript below for your reference because of the complexity of the topic.

 

Transcript:

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 3-23-22 Transhumanism? No: Trans-Specie-ism

This is such a big and complex topic that in the brief time of this Prophecy Update there’s no way I can do justice to the topic.  Regardless, this video is a little longer than normal.  Probably the most important take-away from this video is that the push by the global elites toward Transhumanism is much deeper than most people realize.  It is also perhaps the most important issue of our current day because of its ancient ties to the Biblical narrative.  The desire that is being implemented in Transhumanism goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden when Satan said to Eve that “you will be like God.”  Ever since that moment the rebellious beings in the spiritual realm have done their best to live up to this statement.  They passed this objective to  generations of humans and are going full force toward it today hand-in-hand with men and women who think they can create something better than what God called good and very good.

 

We’ll pray, give you several Scriptures that we’ll also come back to, and see what we can do with this subject.

 

<PRAY>

 

Scriptures

Genesis 3:15 (KJV)

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

 

Genesis 6:2 (Darby)

 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took themselves wives of all that they chose.

 

Genesis 10:8 (KJV)

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

 

Matthew 24:37 (ESV)

For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

 

Daniel 2:42-43 (ESV)

And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay.

 

Joel 2:4 & Revelation 9:7 (KJV)

The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run… And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

 

Isaiah 13:4-7

The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.  They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.  Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.  Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:

 

Matthew 24:22

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

 

Transhumanism? No: Trans-Specie-ism

 

  • First, let’s define transhumanism
  • → It is the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology
  • It is a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase
  • Transhumanism is also called the Human Enhancement Revolution with the interesting acronym of HER (H-E-R)
  • The emphasis is on creating a species of unrecognizably superior humans born of HER
  • Transhumanism includes the emerging fields of genetics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and synthetic biology
  • It aims to radically redesign human minds, memories, physiology, offspring, physical appearance, and our very souls
  • Transhumanists want to redefine what it means to be human

 

  • What is trans-specie-ism?
  • First, let’s define: What is a species?
  • → A species is often defined as a group of organisms that can reproduce naturally with one another and create fertile offspring.
  • Thus, trans-specie-ism is the cross-breeding of different organisms that cannot breed naturally
  • In other words, when God declared to Noah that each animal was after its own kind, that was God’s means of order and it was good
  • When species are cross-bred, this is against God’s design and is, in fact, an abomination to Him

 

  • Ever since the discovery of DNA in the 1950s, man has wanted to change it
  • With the mapping of the human genome, which is the complete set of DNA in the body, the technology known as CRISPR has been used to change it in the laboratory
  • This effort has resulted in cloning along with the discovery that characteristics from one species can be combined into another species
  • CRISPR is basically a cut-and-paste technology
  • Scientists effectively do this by snipping out one section of DNA and replacing it with another type of DNA from some other source
  • This has led to the ability to create chimeras, such as humanized mice and pigs
  • Of course, the very idea of making chimeras provokes the Lord
  • The initial intent was to address disease characteristics to combat various illnesses like cancer
  • But that effort quickly morphed into the idea that scientists could improve humanity by making the human body disease resistant, stronger and smarter, or even extend life
  • With various successes in this field, and as the thinking has evolved, these initiatives have been taken over by the transhumanists and elites
  • Initially what the majority of these people had in common was that they were anti-God, anti-Biblical
  • However, even many people in the church have gotten on board with this – which will probably be to their great disappointment when they stand before God
  • This is a huge point
  • The church has failed to address this issue in the culture – as it has so many other issues
  • Most importantly, the church has failed to address the eschatological implications of the transhumanistic movement
  • What does it mean for mankind and the world as this technology is implemented at the end of the age?
  • The church is silent on the question because it is both willfully ignorant and naive
  • Shepherds in large measure have failed their flocks
  • This is one reason among many that churchgoers seek answers to their questions in the secular world and are led astray

 

    • Klaus Schwab of WEF fame has said that the 4th Industrial Revolution: will “lead to the fusion of our physical, biological, and digital identities”
    • What are some of the implications of this?
    • Our physical bodies are as God made them
    • They are flesh, blood, and bone
    • Sin has whittled away at the marvel of our human bodies that God originally made perfect without disease, infirmities, or any kind of blemishes
    • God has also given mankind the keys to eternal life through salvation by the blood that Jesus shed for us on the cross
    • For those of us who believe, a day is coming that we will be with the Lord and be given glorified bodies that are somehow comprised of both flesh and spirit, and they will be eternal
    • The Bible tells us that we will be like Jesus
    • Those who choose not to believe in Jesus because they hate God and His ways have sought for centuries the means to obtain all the goodness that God promises, but without Him
    • We are at a point in human history that was foretold in Daniel 12:4:
  • But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
  • Knowledge has increased so much that man can now play God
  • As Klaus Schwab said there are two aspects to this: the merging of the digital and of the biological with the human body
  • Digital merging has been pretty well publicized
  • Elon Musk with his Neuralink project is one such effort
  • It connects the human brain with computer intelligence so that by simply thinking, someone can accomplish a physical task
  • The intent all along has been to implant this capability into the brain and couple it with artificial intelligence
  • By doing this an enhanced human is created  – one that can also access the internet and process its data many times faster than an ordinary human brain
  • In other words, it will merge technical and human cognition into a single distributed and interconnected brain
  • Why stop at what God has created when we can go many steps further?
  • The biological aspect of this has been in the works also for many years
  • As Moderna has boasted on its website concerning its mRNA technology that manipulates DNA: it’s medicines and so-called vaccines are “the software of life”
  • Over the last two years we’ve seen these experimental, biological gene-editing shots in action
  • Modern and Pfizer have created different batches of their COVID drugs with different ingredients to literally experiment on humanity
  • The purpose has been to determine what substances in the different lot numbers of their shots do what and to what extent
  • Fearful, willing humanity has fallen right in line to be guinea pigs for Klaus Schwab’s technocrats so they can move forward with their Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Along the way there are casualties as they figure out what will work to bring about the enhanced biological man they have idealized
  • Among other objectives of the biologic experiments are the intent to create super soldiers: bigger, faster, smarter – and completely at the disposal of their superiors who can direct them wirelessly and remotely
  • The end game for the elites is the discovery of what will give them perfect health and eternal life via these digital and biological technologies
  • These are worldwide efforts – all done through black programs with huge funding
  • In the US there has been no Congressional oversight
  • Elsewhere in the world, the elites don’t even care about such niceties as getting approval for their nefarious work
  • In fact, there are thousands of research labs around the planet working in this field
  • One end-result of this research and its fruit is the coming divide
  • There will be those who are enhanced in some manner by this research and those who aren’t
  • Those who aren’t will be termed “normals” and the recipients of the technology that makes them better will be the “enhanced”
  • There has long been legal wrangling concerning what this means and who gets what privileges based on their status
  • We’ve already seen a foretaste of this at play in this era of COVID with the vaxxed and the unvaxxed
  • Think of how bitter people have become and the treatment many have received at the hands of others because of this
  • How much more hostility will such a transhuman divide cause?

 

  • There is a much deeper aspect to all this
  • Basically everything we’ve talked about so far is just prelude to the spiritual side which is much darker
  • Transhumanism is actually a rising religion because of its many parallels to religious themes
  • These parallels include:
    • A plan for eternal life
    • The religious sense of awe regarding its promises
    • Symbolic rituals among its members
    • An inspirational worldview based on faith and technology that promises to heal the wounded, restore sight to the blind, and give hearing back to the deaf
    • The cult of transhumanism is actually a form of Gnosticism with its disdain of the human body as God created it – in this way it considers the body made in God’s image as an evil design
  • For the deeper aspect of this, I want to go back to our Scripture verses mentioned earlier

 

  • Let’s start with Genesis 3:15 (KJV)
    • And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
  • This well-known verse tells us that from the very beginning, the forces of good, ultimately in the Person of Jesus Christ, would combat against the forces of darkness that Satan would bring forth
  • Jesus and the light that He brings will eventually completely succeed and destroy Satan and his minions
  • The important point is that Satan is stated to have a seed in the manner that the woman Eve had a Seed, i.e. ultimately Jesus Christ
  • It is believed by many Bible teachers that Satan’s seed could be more than simply ordinary people who follow him
  • Satan’s seed could be a very real type of offspring than would be more than human

 

  • Our next verse is Genesis 6:2 (Darby)
    •  … that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took themselves wives of all that they chose.
  • There is no doubt in my mind that the sons of God were fallen divine beings
  • They rebelled against God, perhaps for multiple reasons
  • The reason stated in this verse is that these disobedient beings – in Daniel they’re called Watchers, in the Hebrew they are bene Elohim (sons of God), but let’s use that term Watchers for convenience – these Watchers, while in the heavenly realm, saw that human women were beautiful and lusted after them in their own sinful, free-will nature
  • Tom Horn has done extensive research and study on the issue of transhumanism
  • Horn correctly points out that another reason the Watchers came down was to pollute the human bloodline – in other words, to corrupt human DNA so that men would no longer have flesh made as God had designed it
  • This is why the Bible says that Noah was righteous in his day
  • It’s not that he was morally perfect, but that his body had not been contaminated with that of the Watchers of their Nephilim offspring
  • With the initial enmity between God and Satan, the enemy had long decided that in order to prevent the Seed of the woman from destroying him, he had to eliminate righteous flesh by completely corrupting the human blood and DNA
  • This is what happened on the earth during Noah’s days before the flood
  • We’ll come back to this
  • Tom Horn’s secondary hypothesis is that the Watchers – perhaps at the instigation of Satan – decided to act on what Satan had declared to Eve in the Garden: “you will be like God”
  • One way that man or the Watchers could be like God would be to create their own offspring in their image – not in God’s image as He intended
  • Horn’s theory is that this is exactly why the Watchers mated with human women
  • The Nephilim race which came forth was something abhorrent to God
  • It was an abomination
  • As a side note, some Bible teachers think that the Nephilim weren’t the result of intercourse but from some type of genetic manipulation apart from that act
  • I think this is conceivable but may not necessarily have been the first intent
  • After all, the Scriptural text says the sons of God took women and married them
  • This implies a physical act of intercourse
  • Following that, the Watchers may, however, have taken what they accomplished a step further
  • Now the question is whether the abomination of the Watchers stopped at their intercourse with only human women
  • The answer is that it may not have
  • All civilizations and cultures around the world have myths about various gods and their offspring
  • The offspring might be a hybrid of divine and human like the Nephilim
  • They could also be a hybrid between man and beast, or beast and beast, of radically different kinds
  • This could be where the genetic manipulation by the Watchers comes in
  • Wikipedia has many more of these different kinds of “offspring” listed than I imagined possible
  • Examples of this are:
    • Centaurs – part human, part horse
    • Minotaur – part bull, part man
    • Satyr – part human, part goat
    • Mermaid/Mermen – part fish, part human
    • And the list goes on extensively
  • Speculation is that the Watchers or the Nephilim may have had direct intercourse with these different species
  • However Tom Horn suggests this other possibility that I’ve mentioned as well

 

    • This brings us to our next verse  of Genesis 10:8 (KJV)
      • And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
    • Horn says that the Interlinear Hebrew Bible states that Genesis 6:2, the verse we considered earlier as follows translates as:
  • The bene Elohim saw the daughters of Adam, that they were fit extensions.
  • Now, I will tell you that I searched pretty extensively and could not verify this translation using the words “fit extensions”
  • I often use a very handy website called biblehub.com – or it’s more easily remembered as bible.cc
  • This site has the Interlinear Hebrew Bible and it doesn’t say what Tom suggests
  • The Hebrew word towb means fair – or beautiful
  • It doesn’t define it – as Tom would find – as “fit extension”
  • Yet, he had to come up with that somewhere because he’s stuck with it over the years – maybe it’s from an older, obscure copy of the Interlinear, but nothing I see comes close to that
  • Be that as it may, the idea is very interesting
  • Looking at Genesis 10:8 in the KJV: Nimrod began to be a mighty one
  • That seems to imply that Nimrod was something else before he became a mighty one
  • There is also a profane aspect to the Hebrew word for “began”
  • A mighty one in the Hebrew is gibbor or gibborim
  • It can mean giant or as in the case of David’s men – mighty warriors
  • If we put Tom Horn’s “fit extension” idea with the verse of Nimrod who “began to be”, the question is: Do we have something more going on than Watcher intercourse with human women?
  • In some manner, were the Watchers using the DNA from humans to create something new because they saw the potential of human women as fit extensions to do this?

 

  • One of the reasons I can’t dismiss Tom Horn’s Interlinear translation completely is because of our next verse Matthew 24:37 (ESV)
    • For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
  • The general thinking about the days of Noah among Bible teachers for years has focused on the sin and depravity of mankind during those days and now in these end times
  • However, there has also been a strain of Bible teachers who have considered the supernatural aspects of this and believe this is really the meaning
  • I have absolutely moved into that camp
  • Indeed in these latter days there is great sin, corruption, and absolute depravity
  • We’re totally in sync with the days of Noah in this regard
  • Yet, what about the Nephilim?
  • What about the mythological creatures during those days?
  • What about all the supernatural manifestations that happened back then even as the Bible itself outlines, not to mention extra-Biblical works such as 1 Enoch?
  • What about the possibility of DNA tampering to create something much worse than what we generally think about?
  • Let’s return to what we saw earlier, i.e. Klaus Schwab’s Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Remember it’s the fusion of our physical, biological, and digital identities
  • We’ve been seeing the adverse effects of DNA manipulation over the last two years through the COVID injections, and it hasn’t been pretty
  • What if this has simply been the opening salvo?
  • The elites have done their experimentation
  • They know what kills, harms, and works for their purposes
  • They certainly have all the data of the different so-called vaccine lot numbers and what occurred when those drugs were injected
  • They wanted to kill many – that’s actually still a work in progress
  • They wanted to harm many and cause great suffering – this creates great dependency on the corrupt medical system and the government
  • They wanted to see how DNA would react under certain conditions, i.e. how many shots are needed to accomplish a particular objective?
  • They wanted to experiment with germ-line engineering
  • What this does is to alter every cell in an embryo
  • It leads to inheritable modifications in succeeding generations
  • In other words, children and grandchildren are irrevocably altered through germ-line engineering
  • Q – Is the experimentation at this level the reason we see reproductive systems targeted by the “vaccines” with so many miscarriages and rising infertility?
  • They wanted to see how the graphene oxide and the nanoparticles in the “vaccines” react in human blood, and they wanted to determine how they could manipulate them with 5G electromagnetic radiation, i.e. do their compounds breach the blood-brain barrier, and what can they do once that happens?
  • They’ve experimented with self-reproducing organism, a capability that has been available in laboratories since 2010 at least
  • They’re seeing the results of this kind of thing in the blood of vaccinated people
  • There is substantial evidence that those who have been injected transmit something to non-vaccinated people, which causes them to have various symptoms or become ill with any of a number of effects
  • We’ve seen unvaccinated little girls being around vaccinated grandparents and start vaginal bleeding
  • I’ve personally gotten an upper respiratory situation that is abnormal that has been with me since early last fall 2021 – well over 6 months
  • I’m convinced what happened to me is the result of transmission from someone who was vaccinated
  • Whether it’s the Spike proteins or something else transmitting from others by person-to-person contact or simply by being in proximity to us who haven’t taken the jab, it’s still unknown what it is – but it’s real
  • Another thing we’ve seen in the blood of those who have received the COVID shots in the self-replicating category is the building of lattice-like structures and worms or parasite-looking organisms that multiply
  • If you haven’t seen the many videos showing these things, you are hopelessly ill-informed
  • But – you’re in luck
  • I want to show you slides from very recent research by doctors and investigators in New Zealand

 

  • → Slides
  • These are directly from untainted vaccine vials placed under very high-power microscopes and seen over many hours
  • First we’ll see a couple worm-like organisms
  • BTW – one reason why Ivermectin may be so effective for people with COVID is because it’s an anti-parasitic medicine
  • Then we see a series of different metallic-like structures
  • Initially they are separate yet distinct from anything normally seen in something injected into the human body
  • Notice the precision edges and right angles
  • Over time they begin self-assembling
  • What is absolutely astounding to me is how they look like computer chips and then actually computer circuit boards
  • → Stop at slide 11 for next discussion
  • Now, you may find this fantastic and completely in the realm of science fiction and figure I’ve totally lost it
  • So be it
  • My wife and I have been watching the older TV series Stargate SG-1
  • One of the very hostile alien civilizations is something called the Replicators
  • These are like metal lego blocks that are spider-like and extremely deadly
  • They self-assemble and feed off of other metal and high tech equipment and replicate very rapidly into millions of their kind
  • In a recent show we watched the Replicators learned to create human-like organisms and seemingly began to “evolve” to be self-aware and almost human in their actions
  • This is a shot of a Replicator
  • How would you like thousands of these things attacking you?
  • Just asking a crazy question:
  • What if with the replication going on from these vaccines that we’re seeing a sort-of reverse process from in the TV series?
  • What if rather than Replicators becoming human-like, we’re having humans become Replicator-like?
  • Who knows how far the self-assembling process goes in people who have taken the injections?
  • Where does this end?
  • Is it any wonder we question whether the final product of people having taken these drugs is someone human or something else entirely?
  • → End slides

 

  • Most importantly for elitists long-term plans is the question: What is it that will enable them to inject themselves with some future iteration of these drugs that will provide the optimal health and longevity they desire?
  • Make no mistake, up till now the elites have not taken these COVID shots – they know better
  • For instance, Barack Obama says he’s been double vaxxed and boosted – does any sane person actually believe that?
  • What else Scripturally gives us a clue as to what is really going on with these efforts and why our speculation isn’t just fantasy or conspiracy?

 

    • Our next passage zeroes in on this: Daniel 2:42-43 (ESV)
      • And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. 43 As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay.
    • These toes that are comprised of iron and clay, giving the resulting kingdom a hybrid characteristic of being both strong and brittle, is intriguing
    • In referring to when the verse says, “they will mix with one another in marriage”, since iron and clay as non-sentient elements don’t actually marry, it’s obviously not stating this about actual iron and clay
    • So what is the meaning of they in this verse?
    • Do you remember that in Genesis 6:2 that the sons of God – the Watchers – took human women as wives?
    • In other words, they married them
    • Now we see in Daniel in times to come that iron and clay will marry
    • This is significant
    • Biblically, clay usually represents human flesh
    • Iron could mean computer technology just as we’ve mentioned with initiatives such as Elon Musk’s Neuralink
    • I don’t know that I would leave it only with humans merging with computer chips, etc. because of the warning that Jesus gave regarding the days of Noah, and the Klaus Schwab statement concerning the merging of  physical, biological, and digital elements
    • Also, given the expansive biological experimentation we’ve undergone recently, it seems a sure thing that “they” who are mixed in marriage will also contain a DNA component
    • I’ve mentioned in past Prophecy Updates the website 2045.com which outlines an ambitious program to expand humanity far beyond God’s intent
    • All we’re talking about plays into that
    • The futurists – the transhumanists – are really desiring to create a new species – think of it like Nietzsche’s Übermensch or overman – in other words: a super-man
    • Nietzsche envisioned a man with astounding powers far beyond what humanity knows in its current form
    • That’s where all this is headed
    • That’s what the world will see during the 7-year Tribulation
    • Some of you may remember the name of Bill Joy and the computer company he founded and ran for many years called Sun Microsystems
    • He has said that we are nearing the age of knowledge-enabled mass destruction
    • Here is a quote from Bill Joy:
  • I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment.
  • This is the astounding thing:
  • People like Bill Joy know the dangers are immense
  • Yet their argument is that given the greater danger of these technological wonders being advanced by rogue, terrorist elements around the world that may create them to threaten mankind – it is even more dangerous to us (in civilized society) not to experiment and also create advanced life forms

 

  • I believe a race of enhanced no-longer-human people or beings or entities will be unleashed during this time of the Tribulation
  • They will have superior strength and physical abilities through DNA manipulation and they will have digital enhancement making them smarter than the capabilities of normal man
  • Because they will be like the house which Jesus speaks of that has been swept clean, they will have like open doors for all the demonic elements that currently inhabit the earth and spiritually torment mankind
  • I believe these biologically and digitally enhanced beings will be the perfect repository for restless demons seeking a body to inhabit
  • Remember what happened when Jesus cast the Legion of demons from the possessed man – they went into pigs
  • Is it a stretch to think that they’ll likewise go into these enhanced super-men?
  • Think also about what Tom Horn suggested
  • The rationale for the Watchers was to create soulless or spiritless bodies that God would not bless and inhabit because they are no longer human
  • But they would in fact be the perfect vehicle for Watchers and their demonic kind to possess
  • Consider as well a 2009 project undertaken at Arizona State University called SOPHIA (sophia in Greek means wisdom)
  • The purpose of the project was to verify communication “with deceased people, spirit guides, angels, otherworldly entities/extraterrestrials, and/or a Universal Intelligence/God”
  • This is one more reason why the Tribulation will be much more supernatural and horrific than most people understand
  • It won’t be simply sin that animates the enemy
  • The demonic will be the normal during that time
  • What else will occur that adds to the misery of the unbelieving world that God is judging during the Tribulation?

 

  • That brings us to our two-verse duo of Joel 2:4 & Revelation 9:7 (KJV)
    • The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run… And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
  • The Bible tells us that the Abyss in Hades will be opened
  • From the fires and smoke of that terrible place, darkness will swell up through the gates that have swung wide and it will cover the land
  • Accompanying this smoke as from a great furnace will be these locust-like creatures that will have the means to torment mankind for 5 months
  • What are these creatures?
  • Jude 6 speaks of them:

And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—

  • 2 Peter 2:4 also refers to them:
    • For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment
  • I don’t think there’s any doubt that these beings spoken of in Joel 2:4 and Revelation 9:7 are these rebellious angels, the sons of God who came down in Genesis 6, i.e. the Watchers
  • Because there’s so many of them, they may also be the progeny, i.e. the children of the Watchers and the Nephilim
  • This is where it gets a little murky
  • I believe the Biblical evidence substantiates how demons originated
  • The Nephilim were hybrids – half human, half-Watcher
  • When the Nephilim died in the flood, their bodies died and their Watcher spirits were released
  • These became the demons we’re familiar with
  • But wait – there’s more!
  • Consider the massive number of locust creatures that pour out of the Abyss
  • The book of 1 Enoch tells us that only 200 Watchers came to earth in Genesis 6 to procreate with human women
  • If there’s only 200 of them in the Abyss and the Nephilim became demons that are still above-ground, where do all the millions of other locust-like demonic creatures come from?
  • This is pure speculation on my part:
  • One answer may be that it was the 1st and/or 2nd generation of Nephilim that became demons
  • What if subsequent generations were so corrupted – so depraved (even more so than the originals!) that these awful offspring of the Nephilim themselves were cast into the Abyss of Tartarus?
  • What about the aberrant procreation that occurred with animals which produced the Centaurs, Minotaurs, etc?
  • Perhaps these also were consigned to the deepest part of hell
  • Let’s remember that all these creatures, along with sinful man, must be judged
  • They must receive God’s wrath
  • But first, God will use them just as He has used other enemy armies throughout history to execute His vengeance

 

  • How mind-boggling this 7-year period will be!  Is it any wonder that the prophet describes it like he does in Isaiah 13:4-7?
    • The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.  They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.  Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.  Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:
  • Can anyone really believe that God intends such catastrophic horror for His very own Bride?
  • How can anyone think that God will forsake truly blood-bought believers to the most horrendous time in the history of the world?
  • There is so much evidence for a pre-Tribulation rapture
  • Understanding what will occur as God unleashes His righteous wrath upon the unbelieving world is simply one more piece of evidence that those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord WILL NOT be made to endure this 7-year timeframe
  • We who are saved today because the Lamb opens the Seals and God pours out His wrath will not be here
  • But what of those who come to saving faith during the Tribulation?
  • We know from different scenes such as Revelation 6:9 in the opening of the 5th Seal that many new believers in Christ become His martyrs; the same is true with Revelation 20:4 which shows another group of martyrs
  • But what of those who come to salvation in Christ, yet are not killed during the Tribulation?

 

  • That brings to our final verse Matthew 24:22
    • And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
  • Jesus tells us that God’s wrath and vengeance come upon those in the earth who have rejected God
  • Unfortunately, it also comes on those who chose before the Tribulation not to place their faith in Him
  • However, despite the fact that this poor decision on their part causes them great distress – and death to many – those people who have escaped martyrdom finally receive God’s mercy
  • God limits the Tribulation and all that occurs within that time period to only 7 years
  • He brings an end to the rebellion and the suffering
  • If He didn’t do that, just as Jesus says, the entire world would be destroyed and mankind would completely perish
  • The elect – those who see their mistake of not choosing the free gift of God prior to the Tribulation – but realize the danger to their immortal souls during the 7-years, are preserved
  • It is both the Jews and Gentiles in this category who go on to inhabit the Millennial Kingdom

 

Conclusion

  • As we’ve seen, the current effort to exceed what God has created is truly an anti-God initiative
  • Transhumanism is nothing more than man’s effort – at the instigation of Satan and his minions – to be as God
  • The seed of Satan – his spawn – and what he intends to do with them, is an integral aspect of the overall Biblical narrative
  • Satan wants to completely thwart God and the redemption of human flesh by corrupting it beyond measure
  • He also wants to supplant God with his own offspring that are in direct contradiction to what humanity should be, i.e. what God created it to be
  • Satan will do this as he manipulates the human genome – man’s DNA – by cross-breeding it with other species
  • The result will be something that can no longer be recognized as human
  • Thus, it will be beyond redemption
  • The blood of Christ cannot bring these beings – whatever they are or look like – into God’s Kingdom
  • Because of the nature of this rebellion, God WILL NOT allow any of these spawn of Satan entry into His presence
  • This is the reason God created the Lake of Fire  – it was intended for Satan and his demons
  • Sadly, because of the sinful heart of man, the vast majority of mankind will join Satan, his brothers, and his children in that place of torment and darkness forever
  • Yes, technology in its many forms can be beneficial
  • However, evil will always prevail in this world as we know it
  • When you see articles and videos of the wonders of transhumanism and technological advancement, remember who is manipulating evil men behind the scenes to corrupt the world
  • The time of the Tribulation will be one of supernatural wonders and horrors
  • Believe me when I say it will be beyond what anyone today can imagine
  • You should not be looking forward to it
  • You should desire to escape it
  • Our only escape from all this is Jesus Christ
  • He is the only One who can deliver us from what Satan and his minions intend
  • Don’t think for a minute that God wants His children to experience all this that we’ve talked about
  • We are not destined for His wrath
  • God tells us this multiple times in the OT and the NT
  • We don’t need to keep our eyes on the world by excessive prepping and girding ourselves to somehow endure the depravity God has purposed in the coming years
  • He wants us to keep our eyes on Him
  • He want us to be salt and light while it is STILL daytime
  • The night is coming
  • The darkness will be immense
  • We are to occupy in this world while we’re still here with our primary emphasis on saving those who can be saved
  • Nothing else matters at this point in history
  • Keep watching
  • Stay alert
  • Jesus is coming soon!