True News 4 U — Prophecy News — 06/13/2020
June 10, 2020
Have you ever wondered during the past few months if the seven-year tribulation has already begun? I know that it hasn't yet started because Scripture says that we will be with the Lord before the antichrist establishes a covenant with Israel that starts the clock ticking for this time of God's wrath (Dan. 9:27; 2 Thess. 2:3-8).
Although the tribulation has not yet started, we see the beginning of conditions we know will be much worse during this seven-year period. I believe this is God's way of getting the attention of the world before His judgments begin. He's also assuring us that His appearing is imminent and we will soon be with Him in heaven and the place He is now preparing for us.
I have picked ten signs that tell us the tribulation is rapidly approaching.
Revelation 6:8 tells us under the fourth seal, the rider on the pale horse is "given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence . . . ." Deadly famines will occur during the tribulation; they will be a factor in wiping out one-fourth of the world's population during the seal judgments described in Revelation 6.
According to a story published the National Geographic. website on May 12, 2020, swarms of gigantic locusts are swarming parts of East Africa bringing with them great famine. The National Geographic story also stated, "Some 13 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea already suffer from 'severe food insecurity' . . . meaning they may go without eating for an entire day or have run out of food altogether."
The National Geographic story also noted that swarms of locusts can destroy up to "300 million pounds of crops" in a day. Can you imagine the disaster this can bring to already impoverished nations? India also reports the presence of large swarms of locusts.
Revelation 6:6 reveals that a time of great inflation lies ahead for the world during the tribulation such that a "quart of wheat" will sell for a day's wages.
Do we see the potential for this in our world? Absolutely! Venezuela stands as an example of devastating inflation caused by government debt and printing of money.
The enormous debt in the United States alone along with its printing of money during the past decade has already pushed the economy to the edge of disaster. That, along with exceedingly high unemployment of over forty million, has moved America ever so close to a complete collapse.
Any more shocks will push it over the edge to great economic catastrophe and mind-boggling inflation and bring the same to the world.
Revelation 9:21 tells us this this about people during the tribulation, "nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts." Just as in the days of Noah, violence will fill the earth during the tribulation.
The antichrist will cause the killing of a large number of saints during this time. Revelation 7:9-14 pictures a large multitude of martyrs that have come out of the "great tribulation." These are no doubt the same ones John refers to in 6:9 who were killed "for the word of God and witness they have borne." We already see this violence against Christians in our world and the seeds of it in the United States.
Can there be any doubt regarding the deadly intentions of the left in America who advocate abortion up to and after birth, who put patients sick with COVID-19 in nursing homes killing thousands of the elderly, and who send police to stop worship services? Someday the rage and hatred of the left in the US will erupt into violent and deadly persecution against those who hold fast to the Word of God, if not before the rapture then surely after it.
4 THE INCREASE OF ANTI-SEMITISM
We also know that the second half of the tribulation will be a time of deadly violence against the Jewish people (Matt. 24:15-20). We see the seeds of much anti-Semitism at work in our world.
New York City, home to 1.8 million Jews, saw a record number of anti-Semitic attacks in 2019. France and Germany are rapidly becoming unsafe places for the Jewish people to lie.
We also see rampant anti-Semitism at the United Nations. During the first couple months of the 2019-2020 session of the UN, it adopted 18 anti-Israel resolutions compared with just 7 concerning other nations.
5 THE NEW WORLD ORDER
Scripture tells us that a world government will dominate the entire earth during the tribulation over which the antichrist will seize control (Dan. 7:24-26; Rev. 13:1-10). Today, we see this coming one-world government forming before our eyes.
The UN now has a web page titled "Let's Take Our Planet Back" at https://unnwo.org/. An easy way to remember the link is to think "United Nations New World Order." This website represents a more blatant revelation of the UN's desire to create a New World Order although it has always been quite visible under its stated Agenda 2030 goals of establishing a Marxist world order by 2030.
The website puts a positive spin on the seventeen goals of Agenda 2030, which in reality reflect a Marxist/Fascist world government in total control of the lives of people in every nation. The goals of the New Green Deal in America mesh perfectly with those of Agenda 2030; I believe its goal is to bring the United States into the New World Order.
6 SURRENDERING OF RIGHTS
Since the onset of COVID-19, the willingness of people in the United States to surrender their rights and freedoms has astounded me. Many blindly follow unconstitutional restrictions without protest or any resistance whatsoever.
This has been a successful test run for the globalists. The elite have learned that with a world crisis and control of the media, many people will unwittingly submit to whatever the government tells them with little or no resistance as long as it's for the "common good."
When the tribulation arrives on planet earth, great fear and panic will also lead to a surrendering of rights and freedoms that will enable the globalists to finalize their plans for a New World Order.
7 THE MARK OF THE BEAST
I do not believe that Bill Gates is the antichrist nor do I think that his vaccine and its accompanying tattoo is the mark of the beast that we find described in Revelation 13:16-18. However, I do believe these things are also preparing the world for the control that the antichrist will exert over the world during the tribulation.
The idea that the government can require a vaccine along with proof of it to leave one's home and participate in society would have been thought tyrannical just a decade ago. But now, after the fear generated in the media over COVID-19, multitudes now accept such an idea and see no problem with it.
In addition to this, we now have the technology for the antichrist to implement such a program worldwide. Revelation 13:16-18 is not here yet, but it's springing to life before our eyes.
8 MIDDLE EAST TENSION
While the world remains distracted by COVID-19, tensions keep escalating in the Middle East. Israel has inflicted heavy damage on Iranian military installations in Syria in recent weeks. And, Iran continues to promise the world that it will soon wipe Israel off the map.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's pledge to annex portions of the West Bank on July 1 is also increasing tensions in the region. The Palestinians and their allies say they will never accept the adding of land in Judea and Samaria to Israel and will most likely react violently to such an annexation.
The Gog-Magog War described in Ezekiel 38-39 seems closer than ever. The nations remain aligned precisely as we read in 38:1-13. It's also interesting that Israeli Rabbis believe the war of Ezekiel 38-39 could begin at any moment.
In both 1 and 2 Timothy, Paul warns of great apostasy in the church during the last days. This day has arrived. The widespread acceptance by so many churches of what the Bible labels as sin is just the tip of the iceberg.
Just as the apostle predicted in 2 Timothy 4:3-4, people today flock to false teachers in great numbers. In some cases, these so-called pastors have become multi-millionaires as a result of their perversion of the Gospel.
It's far more popular for preachers today to regard vast sections of scriptural prophecy as allegory and proclaim a false, unbiblical hope to their congregations, one that denies the imminent return of Jesus.
The dangerous teaching that the church will triumph through the tribulation and bring in the millennial kingdom itself has attracted millions of Christians during the past few decades. It's by far the fastest growing view of the end-times in churches today and yet another indicator of the great apostasy that exists in our time.
I added this point after reading the accounts of the rioting in Minneapolis that has spread to many other cities. Is this not a prime example of the lawlessness that Jesus said would appear during the tribulation? In Matthew 24:12. Jesus said this about the signs of the end of the age, "And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold."
Paul refers to the antichrist as the "the man of lawlessness" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Right now we see the spirit of the antichrist surging throughout the United States as the anarchists destroy property and ruin the lives of thousands of people of all races.
As I look at all these ten indicators of the rapidly approaching tribulation, I am amazed that the true church remains earthbound. How much longer can it be before Jesus returns to take us to the place He's preparing for us?
If the tribulation seems so close, that means that rapture is even nearer.
The economies of the world may recover from the brink of disaster and the push for a New World Order may decrease. However, at the moment this seems highly unlikely given the tremendous debt of many nations and the staggering high unemployment.
Forbes online magazine recently stated that as many as 42% of the jobs lost in American may be gone for good. Could the growing lawlessness and riots push the US and world closer to economic collapse? It's entirely possible.
The history of the twentieth century tells us that the aftermath of great economic distress, war, or both provides fertile soil for the emergence of socialist/fascist dictators. I believe the antichrist will arise from the ashes of the coming worldwide chaos to seize control of the coming New World Order.
Given the condition of our world at the moment, it will not take much to plunge the world into a great economic disaster or trigger the Gog-Magog War. The resulting chaos will provide the perfect opportunity for Satan to place his man in charge of the world order, which he will do.
The good news is that we will be with Jesus before the devil unveils "the man of lawlessness" to the world.
Take heart; Jesus is coming soon!
Originally published at Jonathan Brentner - reposted with permission.
June 10, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – In the Book of Revelation Chapter 11, The Bible mentions the coming appearance of two witnesses that will take place during the Tribulation. I want to reveal to you twelve things about these mysterious men that you need to know.
“Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.
And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth (Spiritual authority of the word) and devours their enemies.
And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These have the power to shut up heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. 7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. 10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. 11 Now after the three-and-a-half days, the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. 13 In the same hour, there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake, seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly. – Revelation 11:1-14
1- They appear during the 7 Year Tribulation These two witnesses will appear during the period of what is known as the “Tribulation” period mentioned in the Bible.
2- The two witnesses are also known as the two olive trees and the two lampstands These two witnesses are also referenced in the Bible as “Olive Trees” and “Lamp Stands” and is referenced in the Old Testament in the Book of Zechariah
9 “The hands of Zerubbabel Have laid the foundation of this temple;His hands shall also finish it.Then you will know That the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.10 For who has despised the day of small things? For these seven rejoice to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. They are the eyes of the Lord,Which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.” 11 Then I answered and said to him, “What are these two olive trees—at the right of the lampstand and at its left?” 12 And I further answered and said to him, “What are these two olive branches that drip into the receptacles of the two gold pipes from which the golden oil drains?” 13 Then he answered me and said, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” 14 So he said, “These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.” - Zechariah 4:9-14
3- They will have the ability to release fire from their mouths The Bible tells us that the Lord will empower these two witnesses to be able to release fire out of their mouths to devour their enemies. Many will point out that this may not be literal fire but is symbolic of the Word of God.
4- These two will be able to shut up the heavens and cause no rain upon the earth These two witnesses will be granted the power to be able to shut up the heavens and cause no rain to fall upon the earth during the days of their prophecy. This is very similar to what we saw in the Old Testament with Elijah the Prophet in the days of Ahab and Jezebel. For this reason, man speculate that one of these two witnesses will be Elijah the Prophet. And also the fact that he was caught up in a chariot of fire into Heaven and never saw physical death. Another passage of scripture that gives credence to this theory is the prophecy of Malachi:
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. 6 And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” – Malachi 4:5-6
5- These two witnesses will be prophets that prophecy during the Tribulation These two men according to the Word of God will be the Lord’s prophets in the Earth during this time of Tribulation and will testify of the Lord which will eventually cause the Antichrist to become enraged and kill these two men.
6- The two witnesses will be able to turn waters into blood. This next event has many speculating that one of the two witnesses could be Moses of the Old Testament. They base this upon the fact that during the time of Pharaoh and the captivity of the children of Israel, The Lord used Moses to turn the waters into Blood as one of the plagues of Egypt, However, most believe the second witness will be Enoch, being he never saw physical death and was also caught up in the book of Genesis.
7- The two witnesses will be able to strike the earth with plagues. The Bible tells us that these two men will be able to unleash plagues in the Earth similar to what the Bible foretold of thousands of years ago during the time of Egyptian captivity of the Israelites that forced the hand of the Lord to bring judgments from Heaven in the form of plagues released throughout the servant Moses.
8- The two witnesses will be killed by the beast from the bottomless pit. These two men will infuriate the Antichrist and his short-reign of power through their ministry in the earth and the plagues and judgment they bring during the Tribulation and will actually cause him to rise up and slay them in the streets of Jerusalem. It appears that this demon from the bottomless pit will grant the power to kill these men.
9- The two witnesses will lay dead in the streets of Jerusalem for three and a half days. These men will be killed by the Antichrist and will lay in the streets of Jerusalem for three and a half days. This will no doubt be done to strike fear into the hearts of the people of the World and set an example to those who attempt to oppose the Antichrist and his reign of power. However, something miraculous takes place next.
10 – The two witnesses will be seen dead in the streets by the entire world. This event will be witnessed by the entire World, which is in my opinion speaks volumes “prophetically” to how close we truly are to this event happening in our lifetime. At that time this was written by John the Revelator in 95 A.D, it was impossible for the entire World to be able to witness two men be killed and left in the streets for three and a half days. However today we have internet, social media, cable, and satellite television that gives us the capability to capture such an event and stream it live to the entire planet to see.
11- The two witnesses will be resurrected from the dead and caught up to Heaven After lying in the streets for three and a half days and the world celebrating their deaths, something miraculous takes place and that is the Lord of heaven supernaturally resurrects them and catches them up to Heaven the same way he did with Enoch, Elijah and I believe the Church in the future. The Bible says in verse 12 of Revelation 11: “And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.”
12 – A great earthquake happens in the same hour as the resurrection of the witnesses. In the same hour that the two witnesses are supernaturally resurrected from the dead and caught up to heaven, The Bible states that a great earthquake will occur in Jerusalem and cause the death of seven thousand.
God will soon begin to separate the wheat from the chaff in the church. (Photo by Tomasz Filipek on Unsplash)
June 10, 2020
During a corporate time of prayer with my church, praying for peace over the cities throughout the United States of America in the midst of recent tragedies, protests and riots, I had a vision that was a promise and a warning from the Lord for the church and the platform.
In the vision, I saw the steady rain of peace falling from heaven to earth. It started as a steady flow from heaven, but it was growing stronger and stronger and heavier until the whole earth was saturated with the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ!
This peace was washing away the debris, the dirty and the distractions. It was a beautiful and refreshing sight! However, there was also a cleansing and exposing simultaneously taking place, separating true believers from false believers and the sleeping church from the awakened church.
There was then a flood that was flowing across the churches throughout America separating those who were sleeping and not ready from those who were awake and prepared.
The Lord showed in this vision that there are churches and ministers that are operating in deception, pride and in fear, and that when the flood comes through, if they do not repent and remain in deception, fear and pride, they will not reopen.
Those in ministries with large platforms and congregations who think that their fans, followers and titles and their pleasing man versus pleasing God mentalities are going to continue to elevate them higher and wider will find their platforms crumbled to debris. Their numbers may be large, but their fruit is in short supply, and God will not be mocked.
"For such are false apostles and deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also disguise themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works" (2 Cor. 11:13-15).
The Lord is giving this prophetic warning and promise right now, a warning to a sleeping church to wake up! A warning to pastors operating out of fear and manipulation and selfish desires to become right and to turn and to repent while there is time. There will be a day where the doors will be closed, and the day is quickly approaching.
"For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to be renewed once more to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and subject Him to public shame. For land that drinks in the rain that often falls upon it and bears a crop useful to those for whom it is cultivated receives a blessing from God. But land that bears thorns and thistles is rejected and near to being cursed. Its destiny is to be burned" (Heb. 6:4-8).
June 8, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – The Apostle Paul gave a grim warning to a future generation that would be here on the earth at the time of the fulfillment of his writings found in 2 Timothy in the New Testament. The passage below tells us:
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.”
2 Timothy 3:1-5
Paul tells us that the last days would be marked by “perilous times”. The Greek word used here for the word “perilous” is defined as dangerous, treacherous, or violent. And if there were three words that we could use to clearly define the current conditions of the planet right now it is definitely dangerous, treacherous, and violent.
We have witnessed unprecedented levels of lawlessness, rioting, looting, and violence taking place across the United States over the past week that has resulted in businesses being completely destroyed, police officers shot, some killed, and even the call for the police force being disarmed and now the Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has come out saying that 600 police officers were considering leaving the force amid protests.
Now the protests and chaos have reportedly spilled over into other countries as reports indicate many have now protested against police brutality on Thursday in the second-largest city, of Guadalajara, calling for authorities to be held accountable for the death in custody of a local man allegedly arrested over not wearing a face mask in public according to a report from NBC.
As I have stated before I truly believe we are seeing exactly what Jesus warned us about as a “sign of the times” when he stated that the condition of the planet will mirror that of the “Days of Noah and Lot” prior to his return. In the Days of Noah, the Bible states the following:
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. – Genesis 6:11-13
Notice here in this passage that the condition of the Earth in Noah’s day was filled with “Corruption” and “Violence” and that it was so bad that the Lord was grieved and prepared judgment and destruction as a result. I believe we are seeing this same climate unfolding again in our lifetime and the danger of this is the fact that this means that humanity is once again prime for major judgment from Heaven.
The final portion of Paul’s warning goes into an even greater assessment of the condition of civilization as we come closer to the return of the Lord and that is that: Men and women will become lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.”
When reading this from a perspective of a believer, we expect the World to grow darker from understanding that prophecy has to be fulfilled and even the scriptures state that the love of many will wax cold in the time of the end as well as those who don’t have a relationship with God will demonstrate these characteristics and actions out of the abundance of their heart, however, the most terrifying statement is the last sentence made by Paul to Timothy and that is the fact that in the last days many will possess a “form of Godliness, but they will deny the power thereof”.
Let’s check out that last verse from a different translation to bring out the full meaning of what the Apostle Paul is saying here. This same passage from the New Living Translation states:
“5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly.”.
Unfortunately, This is a sad indictment to the modern-day Church. We will tolerate “religious services” today but will completely reject any solid and sound preaching and teaching that calls for repentance and the turning away of sin. This is leading to more and more Churches today that are filled with false converts and lukewarm Christians that aren’t able to stand long in the face of adversity and trials. The Apostle clearly instructed us what to do when we are faced with this form of “Christianity”. He tells us to “Stay away from people like that”.
June 8, 2020
(OPINION) Michael Snyder – Billions upon billions of voracious desert locusts are ravenously devouring crops over a vast portion of the globe that stretches from eastern Africa all the way to India. This unprecedented plague was supposed to be subsiding by now, but instead, a fourth generation of locusts has emerged that is producing swarms that are “up to 8,000 times larger” than what we witnessed earlier this year.
Some of these swarms are the size of major cities, they can travel up to 150 kilometers a day, and when they descend upon a farm they can literally eat everything there in as little as 30 seconds. Because these swarms are not affecting the United States, most Americans don’t understand the immense devastation that is happening on the other side of the globe right now. The UN is warning that mass starvation is coming, and we are being told that it is going to begin by the end of this calendar year.
Each desert locust is very small, but collectively they can consume vast amounts of food. According to the UN, a swarm that contains between 40 and 80 million locusts can eat “the same amount of food in a day as three million people”.
And it is important to remember that colossal swarms of locusts have been destroying countless farms day after day for many months. What we have already witnessed is enough to constitute a major global emergency, and now the International Rescue Committee is telling us that this latest generation of locusts is the worst of them all by far…
“A fourth generation of desert locusts up to 8,000 times larger than previous swarms could destroy crops at the start of the hunger season and leave millions facing food insecurity and famine,” explained the aid organization in a statement.
When these swarms of locusts approach an area, they can be so thick that they literally block out the sun. Authorities have been spraying them with pesticides from the sky, but when you are talking about countless millions of locusts in a single swarm, killing thousands of them doesn’t exactly make too much of a dent.
June 7, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – Most people have heard of the Antichrist and many novels, movies and sermons have been centered around this man who will rise in the time of the end, however, there is not as much emphasis on the other man who will actually rise up in power and work alongside him during the time of the tribulation mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
This individual is known as the “False Prophet”. His profile is mentioned in Chapter thirteen of the Book of Revelation: 11“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon”
The first beast that rises from the sea in Chapter thirteen is the Antichrist, while the second beast here is the “False Prophet” that will rise among civilization or among those in the earth. This is the only place in the entire New Testament where the term “lamb” here is not a symbol of Jesus Christ but is clearly an indication that whoever this man is,
will be a false christ or one who will appear as Jesus but his true nature will be evident by the one who will be speaking through him or empowering him to speak. Which is the Dragon. Who is the Dragon? None other the Satan himself. Just who this False Prophet will be has been the topic of controversy and discussion among many Christian circles for years.
The Bible also states that this individual will have two horns on his head which represent authority. Many scholars and theologians believe that the two horns here can represent that this man, whoever he will be will exercise authority over a political head and a religious head. Some have noted that this man will demonstrate two religions in the future which will be apostate.
Many also conclude that he will pull two major religions together in the time of the End as one “Global Religion” and form an end-time apostate Christianity that will deny the very deity of Christ and will lead multitudes into error and apostasy, pointing them to the first beast which is the Antichrist.
Many that teach eschatology in the protestant and even catholic faith have believed for years that the false prophet will be either be an apostate pope or an invalidly elected pope that will rise to power in the last days. Only time will truly tell regarding this, however, this false prophet will most likely have the same religion and belief system as the Antichrist whomever he will be.
Being that the main theme of the end times and the rise of the Final Beast and his Kingdom is centered around the Middle East, It is pretty safe to say that the two major religions that will likely be pulled together will be Islam and Roman Catholicism. Now that we have established this insight into this man, let’s move on further and discuss seven things this man will do when he rises to power.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. – Revelation 13:11-18
1- He will Cause the earth to worship the first beast The Bible indicates that this man will persuade the world to follow and worship the first beast mentioned in Chapter 13 which we have already identified as the Antichrist.
2- He will be given power to performs great signs and Wonders The Bible indicates that the False Prophet will be granted demonic supernatural power to be able to perform lying signs and wonders to deceive the world into following the Antichrist and his religion.
3- He makes fire come from heaven in the sight of men The Bible indicates that this man will also be granted the power and authority to cause fire come down out of Heaven among men similar to what we saw Elijah the Prophet do in the Old Testament.
4- He deceives those who dwell on the earth by the sign The Bible says that the False Prophet will use these signs in which he will be able to perform to deceive many in the earth. Think about how many people in the past have been deceived to follow cults and even lost their lives to false religions and false prophets. This will be nothing compared to the power and influence this individual will be empowered to perform when his time has come.
5- He commands an image to be made to the first beast The next thing that the False Prophet will do is very interesting and quite frankly, I have never heard much teaching on and that is that the Bible clearly states that he will actually command the people of the earth to create an “Image” to the Beast or the Antichrist. The word “Image” used here is a Greek word we get “Icon” from. In other words, this false prophet appears to command the people of the earth to create an icon of the Antichrist.
6- He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast After this “Image” has been created, this False Prophet will somehow through supernatural demonic power actually be able to cause this image to have breath. What’s very interesting here is the word “breath” used is a word that means breath or life. It has the same connotation found in the Book of Genesis when God created Adam from the dust of the ground and “breathed” life into his nostrils and he became a living being. Satan will perform a counterfeit miracle as God did with the first man Adam by breathing life into him. The Bible tells us that this image will be able to speak and actually cause civilization to worship the Antichrist. If they refuse they will be killed according to the scripture.
7- He issues the mark of the beast system of buying and selling The final thing this man will do is what many have actually credited the Antichrist of doing in many teachings over the years and that is, he will be responsible for creating an end-time system of buying and selling that is known as the “Mark of the Beast”. This system will be required for every man, woman, and child on the planet, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, will be required to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads and no one will be able to buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
June 5, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – One Bible scholar is warning that there will be several signs to indicate the imminent arrival of the Antichrist of the Bible and the return of the Lord according to Express. The Bible indicates that the Antichrist will appear in the time of the end to declare himself the Messiah that is long-awaited.
The Antichrist will attempt to raise up his own Kingdom and seat himself as “God” himself in the temple in Jerusalem before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ out of heaven. The Bible is filled with warnings of the Antichrist’s arrival throughout the New Testament, including the Epistles of John. One example of this is found in 1 John 2:22, where the Bible identifies the Antichrist as a liar who has denies Jesus Christ’s divinity.
A false Christ is also mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew, where Jesus warns his disciples not to fall prey to false prophets. Jesus warned: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Tom Meyer, a professor at Shasta Bible College & Graduate School in California, has told Express.co.uk that there will be a sequence of events from Antichrist’s arrival that will clash with the returned Christ.
Meyer stated: “Even in the first century many Christians were shaken out of their wits and disturbed with the signs of the times. “It is possible that false teachings and the intensity of the church’s persecution by Rome made some think that the end times had begun. “Perhaps a false prophecy to this effect was circulating in the churches, much in the same way that we today hear again and again that we belong to the terminal generation.
“Concerning their distress, the Apostle Paul thought it would be helpful to tell the early church in Thessalonica and, by application, the world today the sequence of events leading up to the Second Coming of Christ.” According to the Apostle Paul, the first event will be an apostasy. Professor Meyer points out that the Greek word “apostasia” can mean defection or revolt, but can also be interpreted as a departure or disappearance.
He goes on to elaborate that the first English translations of the Bible also interpret the word as either a “departure or disappearance’. However, The Apostle Paul did not specify what this disappearance entails. Professor Meyer went on further to say: “Most Christians think it means departing from the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith, but it probably means a departure of the church itself. “The church ‘departing’ or being Raptured is the first event.” according to Meyer.
The second prophesied event will be the revealing of the Antichrist which will entail the Antichrist mirroring or mocking the coming of Jesus Christ the true Messiah. The third event, according to Professor Meyer, will be opposition towards the God of Israel.
“After his false revelation as the ‘true Christ’, the Antichrist will elevate himself about the living and true God. “The fourth event is in the yet-to-be-constructed third JewishTemple; the Antichrist will ‘continually display himself’ as the real Messiah in Jerusalem. “The fifth event is ‘the mystery of iniquity’. “Though it cannot be fully understood even in Paul’s time, its beginnings could be seen.”
Professor Meyer stated that this mystery will likely be some form of a satanic counterpart to the mystery of God’s purpose, Although it might be working under the surface at present, the Bible expert believes it will find its embodiment in the Antichrist once the time for its revelation comes. Professor Meyer then gave his final event “The final and sixth event is that the true Christ will be revealed from heaven and the bright light of His coming will consume the Antichrist.”
ISAIAH 19 END TIMES PROPHECY: When The Antichrist Defeats Egypt (EGYPT PROPHECY!) Underground #140
June 5, 2020
The Underground show #140 with Joel Richardson
As you can see as this passage opens up with an end-times scenario (God riding on a cloud coming to Egypt). If you read the rest of the whole chapter, it becomes undoubtedly a prophecy about Egypt in the end times. Why does Jesus come to the rescue of Egypt?
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Isaiah 19: A Prophecy Against Egypt
A prophecy against Egypt:
See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud and is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear. “I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian— brother will fight against brother, neighbor against neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom. The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing; they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, the mediums and the spiritists. I will hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them,” declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty. The waters of the river will dry up, and the riverbed will be parched and dry. The canals will stink; the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up. The reeds and rushes will wither, also the plants along the Nile, at the mouth of the river. Every sown field along the Nile will become parched, will blow away and be no more. The fishermen will groan and lament, all who cast hooks into the Nile; those who throw nets on the water will pine away. Those who work with combed flax will despair, the weavers of fine linen will lose hope. The workers in cloth will be dejected, and all the wage earners will be sick at heart. The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools; the wise counselors of Pharaoh give senseless advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, “I am one of the wise men, a disciple of the ancient kings”? Where are your wise men now? Let them show you and make known what the Lord Almighty has planned against Egypt. The officials of Zoan have become fools, the leaders of Memphis are deceived; the cornerstones of her peoples have led Egypt astray. The Lord has poured into them a spirit of dizziness; they make Egypt stagger in all that she does, as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit. There is nothing Egypt can do—head or tail, palm branch or reed.
In that day the Egyptians will become weaklings. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the Lord Almighty raises against them. 17 And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the Lord Almighty is planning against them.
18 In that day five cities in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord Almighty. One of them will be called the City of the Sun.[a]
19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. 20 It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. 21 So the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the Lord. They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and keep them. 22 The Lord will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them.
23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing[b] on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”
June 4, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – There is a great divide in the Body of Christ on the timing of the end and the Tribulation mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Some say we are now in the time of “Great Birth Pangs” and others are even saying that we have now entered the time of the “Tribulation” mentioned in the Bible.
With the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters, and civil unrest many are left wondering whether more disasters are coming in 2020. The Bible makes mention of a time of great trouble in the end days during a seven-year period of time known as the Tribulation.
In the Bible when asked Jesus was asked by his disciples about the end of the world, Christ responded by warning of a time period greater than anything witnessed since the beginning of time. According to Express,
Multitudes of devout Christians and alleged prophets around the world are now suggesting that this Tribulation could already be unfolding before our very eyes. One Twitter user said: “Is 2020 the preview of the Tribulation?” Another person asked: “Could we be living through the Tribulation now?” A third person tweeted: “Welcome to the Tribulation. Buckle your seatbelts. “There are more ‘interesting rides’ to follow. 2020 is just the beginning.”
Jesus Christ warned of the end times in Matthew 24. He stated: “Pray that your flight will not occur in the winter or on the Sabbath. “For at that time there will be great tribulation, unmatched from the beginning of the world until now, and never to be seen again.
“If those days had not been cut short, nobody would be saved.” The Tribulation period is also mentioned in Revelation 7:14: “And I said unto him, Sir, though knowest. “And he said to me, These are they which came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”
So what are the major indicators that the Great Tribulation has already begun? According to Joel Hilliker, who is a senior editor of The Trumpet, the world is currently “gripped by despair and fear” caused by the coronavirus but the Bible has warned of even greater pain and suffering in the end times.
According to Helliker “It is startling. But compared to the suffering prophesied by Jesus Christ and forecast throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament, it is mild “According to prophecy, looming ahead are race war, economic besiegement, financial collapse, starvation, far deadlier pandemics, nuclear war, foreign invasion, national captivity and literally billions dying.”
Helliker went on to also say that that the current crisis is intended to provoke thought from the masses and that in times of adversity, many people will look to the Bible and prayer for comfort. “Thus, if God is using this crisis as a ‘wake-up call’, clearly the calamities will have to intensify before they truly jolt a great many people. “This points to the reason for Christ’s prophetic warning. “And it illuminates the way to avoid the suffering to come.”
June 1, 2020
The United Kingdom has proposed a plan to create a new club of democratic nations to address the reliance of the world on Chinese technology partners for 5G.
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the dangers of relying on outside sources for infrastructure needs but more importantly to many nations is the security risk associated with giving Chinese tech companies so much control over what many believe will be a new technology boom reaching every aspect of our lives.
5G technology will do much more than just give us faster download speeds and low latency. Through it's increased capacity and connectivity for billions of devices—especially in the areas of virtual reality, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence it has the potential to create a network that can connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.
Those countries who can create the infrastructure and roll it out nationwide first have the greater potential to lead in many areas that will have global implications for decades to come.
Such fears have led the US in recent months to take action against Huawei, China's first global tech brand and a maker of network equipment and smartphones. It is now prevented from doing business in the US, as it believes the company is being used by the Chinese leadership to serve their interest instead of the countries it is building it for.
The UK has also launched an inquiry into Huawei’s involvement in the country’s mobile network upgrade in the wake of US sanctions against the company and has now proposed a far more reaching solution - the 'D10'.
The 'D10' club of democratic partners, which would include G7 countries – UK, US, Italy, Germany, France, Japan and Canada – plus Australia, South Korea and India would aim to create alternative suppliers of 5G equipment and other technologies to avoid relying on China.
These 10 members represent more than 50% of the worlds Gross Domestic Product and would certainly have the economic power to make changes on a global scale. While it is unlikely at this point in time, should these 10 countries create a more permanent and long lasting alliance beyond responding to the 5G issue it would represent one of the most powerful economic alliances in the history of our world.
This proposed club of nations demonstrates that when their is common cause, countries can come together in times of difficulty or crisis. The initial formation of the G7 came about in response to economic crisis of the past. The current economic crises caused by COVID-19 could certainly still result in some global alliances as the world looks to unify it's response and policies to deal with a crisis that is far from over.
Why should any of this matter to the Christian? Beyond the current geo-political and technological implications, there is a pattern developing here that is worth noting in terms of a Biblical context that gives us a foreshadowing of things yet to come.
The book of Revelation in the New Testament and the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament detail a final alliance of nations that will consist of 10 kings or 10 nations, some of which many prophecy experts believe will include portions of what used to be the Roman Empire. It is out of this 10 kingdom alliance that the Antichrist comes to power and begins his reign that is elaborated upon in detail in the book of Revelation.
Interestingly enough Revelation describes how the the Kings of the East (China?) will trouble this global leader and that he eventually marches upon the Middle East for a final conflict where they will meet - resulting in what is often referred to as Armageddon and climaxes with Christ's Second Coming.
While this current conflict over 5G technology may seem like a far cry from the descriptions in Revelation, it still serves as a reminder how quickly our world can change and how our history can often build upon previous actions, similar to how WW2 was built on the foundations of WW1. Precedent setting events such as this new D10 alliance can create patterns for the future and we should be paying attention or at the very least - be reminded to understand what our Bible teaches does teach us in regards to "last things'.
Who are the nations involved, what is the timeline, what technologies does the Bible describe being used at this time in history? What is the role of Israel (does Trumps peace plan fit the prophecy of Daniel 9:27?) We should not be caught unaware of the importance of world developments in relationship to Bible Prophecy. However, such a study of these topics requires a commitment of time to explore these important issues.
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May 27, 2020
Global events are beginning to spiral out of control, and this has created a resurgence in interest in what the Bible has to say about "the last days". Throughout the Scriptures, we are warned about apocalyptic events that will precede the second coming of Jesus Christ, and a lot of people are wondering if that period of time is now upon us.
All over the Internet, people are engaging in all sorts of speculation and lots of really bizarre theories are being thrown around, and this is causing a great deal of confusion. But all of this confusion is not necessary, because the Bible is actually very clear about what is coming.
Jesus had quite a bit to say about the time just before His return, and He specifically instructed His followers to watch for certain signs. He wanted us to understand that He knew about all of these things in advance, that He has a plan, and that He is in control.
So there is no need to fear. In fact, Jesus told us these things so that we would not be afraid.
Three of the key chapters where Jesus discusses the events of the last days are Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. To set the stage for the rest of this article, let me share just three quick verses from Luke 21...
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Could it be possible that we have entered a time when these things are starting to be fulfilled?
To answer that question, let's examine some of the global events that are currently unfolding...
#1 Wars And Rumors Of Wars
War is coming to the Middle East, and it might be coming a lot sooner than most people think.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very eager to annex portions of Judea and Samaria before the U.S. election in November, and the coalition agreement that he reached with Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz allows him to do that as early as July.
I believe that it will happen at some point in the coming months, and the Palestinians are openly warning that such a move will mean war. In fact, Mahmoud Abbas is so upset about this pending annexation that he just publicly backed out of all previous agreements with the United States and Israel...
In an emergency meeting in Ramallah Tuesday, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced that due to Israeli plans to annex parts of Judea and Samaria, all agreements with Israel and the U.S. are null and void.
This would include the Oslo Accords, which was the basis for the establishment of the Palestinian Authority.
And Jordan's King Abdullah just told a German newspaper that annexation "would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan"...
In an interview with the German newspaper Der Spiegel, the Jordanian monarch reiterated that a two-state solution was the "only way forward" as a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
"What would happen if the Palestinian National Authority collapsed? There would be more chaos and extremism in the region. If Israel really annexed the West Bank in July, it would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan," said Abdullah.
This is something to keep a very close eye on, and we also need to keep in mind that a major war between Israel and Iran could erupt at literally any moment as well.
Our planet continues to become increasing unstable, and my regular readers know that I am particularly concerned about the west coast of the United States. It is just a matter of time before "the Big One" hits California, and this week we did see two very alarming quakes strike just off the California coast...
The first measured at a 4.7 magnitude. It hit at 11:56 p.m. Sunday about 163 miles west of Eureka.
The second earthquake was stronger, measuring a 5.5 magnitude hitting in the same area about 160 miles west of Eureka at 12:02 a.m. Monday.
The second quake was at the same depth as the first earthquake at about 6 miles down.
Overall, there have been 2,668 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the last 7 days, and that is definitely unusual.
Meanwhile, large earthquakes continue to strike other areas of the globe with frightening regularity. For example, a magnitude 6.2 quake just rocked the Mediterranean Sea, and that made headlines all over the globe.
In the days ahead, the shaking is only going to get worse, but most people don't understand what is happening.
I have written about Mt. Popocatepetl near Mexico City many times, and it has roared to life once again.
In fact, it is being reported that it was shooting hot ash 20,000 feet into the air on Wednesday.
Keep a very close eye on this volcano, because someday a catastrophic eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl will result in the worst disaster in the history of Mexico.
Of course Mt. Popocatepetl is far from alone. According to Volcano Discovery, 24 volcanoes around the globe are erupting right now, and dozens more are showing signs of unrest.
#4 Crazy Weather Patterns
You may have noticed that global weather patterns have gone absolutely nuts.
We are seeing record setting droughts in some parts of the world, in other areas we are witnessing unprecedented flooding, and global food production has been greatly disrupted by one unforeseen event after another.
For instance, this week India and Bangladesh are preparing for Super Cyclone Amphan to make landfall. On Monday night, that storm "officially became the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal"...
Millions of people in India and Bangladesh are bracing for what is now being called the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal. Super Cyclone Amphan is anticipated to make landfall in less than 36 hours, bringing destructive winds and heavy rain to a region already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.
According to CNN, Super Cyclone Amphan officially became the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal on Monday night, after intensifying with sustained wind speeds of up to 165 miles per hour. Even though Amphan has weakened slightly the storm is still the equivalent of a Category 3 Atlantic hurricane, with winds speeds up to 115 mph.
#5 Armies Of Locusts
Billions of locusts have been traveling in giant swarms the size of major cities across large portions of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. These mammoth swarms can travel up to 90 miles a day, and when they descend on a farm they can eat all of the vegetation in as little as 30 seconds.
I have written about these enormous locust armies numerous times, and they keep making headlines all over the world. This week, video of these locusts "blocking out the sun in Iran" was being widely shared on social media...
Terrifying footage of an apocalyptic swarm of locusts blocking out the sun in Iran has emerged after it was revealed the military could be called to fight a plague that may destroy at least $7billion (£5.7bn) worth of crops.
The chilling video shows a haze formed of millions of the bugs covering the horizon on a motorway in the south of the country.
#6 African Swine Fever
Before COVID-19 came along, African Swine Fever was the most serious pestilence affecting the planet.
There is no vaccine, there is no cure, and it is killing pigs all over the globe at a staggering rate.
In fact, approximately half the pigs in China and approximately one-fourth of all the pigs in the entire world have already been wiped out by this disease.
Needless to say, this is having a tremendous impact on the global food supply, because much of the world relies on pig meat as a primary source of protein.
#7 Famines And Food Riots
You know that things are bad when even the United Nations is using the word "biblical" to describe the famines that are beginning to emerge around the globe.
The head of the UN World Food Program, David Beasley, is publicly warning that we are heading into "the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two", and he is telling us that we could soon see approximately 300,000 people literally starve to death every single day...
"If we can't reach these people with the life-saving assistance they need, our analysis shows that 300,000 people could starve to death every single day over a three-month period", he upheld. "This does not include the increase of starvation due to COVID-19".
We have already witnessed very large food riots in Africa, and now they are starting to happen in South America.
For example, check out what just happened in the capital of Chile...
The coronavirus hit Chile at a particularly delicate time. Back in October, the Chilean military deployed tanks and troops onto the streets of Santiago - the Chilean capital - and President Sebastian Pinera declaring a state of emergency to quell a violent uprising triggered by - of all things - a hike in metro fares (can you imagine that happening in NYC?).
Now, some of the nation's poorest are rising up against the government again in a violent protest movement over the lack of government assistance. Specifically, food shortages have left thousands of Chileans with nothing to eat, and the mandatory closures have made it impossible for them to work or buy food.
Global food supplies have gotten very tight, and they are only going to get tighter in the months ahead.
#8 Economic Collapse
Countries all over the world have locked down their economies in 2020 due to fear of COVID-19, and that has plunged the entire global economy into a deep depression.
Here in the United States, more than 36 million Americans have already lost their jobs, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says that the real rate of unemployment in the United States is now 30.7 percent, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is projecting that U.S. GDP will fall by 42.8 percent during the second quarter of this year.
Now that our economic bubble has burst, the dominoes are just going to continue to tumble, and the days ahead are looking quite bleak.
#9 The Coronavirus Plague
This is the greatest public health crisis in a hundred years, and it looks like this pandemic is going to be with us for many months to come.
Already, there have been more than 5 million confirmed cases around the world and more than 300,000 people have died. Many had been hoping that the worst was behind us, but the head of the WHO just told us that Tuesday was the worst day for new cases "since the outbreak began"...
"We still have a long way to go in this pandemic," Tedros said at a briefing in Geneva. "In the last 24 hours, there have been 106,000 cases reported to WHO - the most in a single day since the outbreak began. Almost two-thirds of these cases were reported in just four countries."
Jesus specifically warned us that there would be "pestilences" during the time before His return, and I believe in the future we will see even worse pandemics than this one.
In fact, many of the signs that I discussed above will get worse in the days ahead. Just as birth pains increase in frequency and severity as the time for birth gets closer, we should expect many of the signs that Jesus warned about to increase in frequency and severity as well.
But even in the midst of all the chaos that is coming, God will be moving, and I believe that the greatest revival in all of human history is still ahead of us.
Originally published at End Of The American Dream - reposted with permission.
Bible Study - Prophecy Study - China and the Mark of the Beast
May 29, 2020
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APOSTLE PAUL’S PASTORAL ADVICE ABOUT ARRIVAL OF ANTICHRIST IS SUDDENLY A MOST TIMELY INDICATION OF “THE ESCHATON”
May 28, 2020
“Christians should have anticipated the mass falling away from classical Christian doctrine and values now evident in contemporary society pointed to the eschaton.”
By Thomas Horn
No one likes waiting. Patience, persistence, and perseverance are not popular words. They convey capricious craving, laborious longing, and unrequited love. While Augustine advised, “Patience is the companion of wisdom,”[i] waiting is always proportionately difficult to the object of one’s passion. How much more intense is the longing when waiting for one of infinite worth?
Christians live in the tension of what is called the “already, but not yet” paradigm. This refers to the idea that Christ inaugurated the kingdom at the first advent but it will not be fully realized until the second at the eschaton. Gordon Fee writes, “The theological framework of the entire New Testament is eschatological.”[ii] Thus, there is a tension inherent in the Christian worldview that eclipses all the yearnings of adolescence. It is the groaning of creation itself (Rom 8:22). Christians eagerly anticipate the Parousia, which is the transliteration of Greek word which means “presence” or “coming.” In New Testament theology, it is often used generally to include all of the events involving the second coming of Christ.[iii] Yet we are told that before this restoration of all things there will be an apostasy and the rise of a man of lawlessness, the infamous Antichrist. Thus, it is really not so surprising that sincere Christians have been predicting and even identifying the antichrist throughout history.
The concept of antichrist traces back to Israelite history where Israel as the chosen people of God were threatened or opposed by a pernicious pagan kings. For example, concerning the Babylonian king, Isaiah writes, “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north” (Is 14:13). Ezekiel paints a similar portrait of the King of Tyre (28:2) and King Gog of Magog (38–39). While some believe these speak of Satan himself, these passages are also applied directly to a man as well. This suggests a satanic indwelling reminiscent of Judas in Luke 22:3. This self-proclaimed apotheosis is also found in the “little horn” of Daniel 7 and 8. Even more, it is seen in Daniel 11:36–37. Antiochus IV Epiphanes who desecrated the second temple typifies the eschatological figure, and the infamous “abomination of desolation” is seemingly spoken of as a still future event by Jesus (Mt 24:15). This deified tyrant figure appears in the New Testament in Paul’s description of the “man of sin” who proclaims himself to be God (2 Thes 2:3–4). In John’s Apocalypse, he is the beast from the abyss whose image is idolatrously worshipped (13:1–18). In Mark 13:22, Jesus warns near the time of His return that false Christs (pseudochristoi) and false prophets (pseudoprophētai) will deceive people by doing signs and wonders (cf. Matt 7:15; 24:11, 23–24). All of these texts form a composite picture from which scholars and expositors have formed a model of who this is and how he might manifest. Historically, the majority of interpreters including many Catholic scholars have seen the earmarks of Rome in these prophetic Scriptures as thoroughly outlined in the international bestseller Petrus Romanus: The Finals Pope is Here (FREE IN COLLECTION HERE).
May 21, 2020
Guest host Jason Jones is joined by Taylor Marshall on The Alex Jones Show to break down whether or not people have inadvertently taken the mark of the beast.
VARNA, BULGARIA – AUG 05: Navy frigate “Yantai” of the 11th Chinese naval escort flotilla is to make a first-time goodwill visit on August 05, 2012 in Varna, Bulgaria. Part of the ships weaponry. (courtesy: Shutterstock)
May 4, 2020
O mortal, turn your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy against him Ezekiel 38:2 (The Israel Bible™)
In a recent interview, Rabbi Daniel Asor warned that “the United States and China will go to war against each other.” He explains this war was predicted by the secret tzaddik (saint) Rabbi Yehuda Lefkovitch. Rabbi Lefkovitch predicted that the third World War will start between China and America over 20 years ago before the tensions were at the level that they are today. According to Rabbi Lefkovitch, this war will be the Biblical war of Gog and Magog.
“Russia will join China in the war” Rabbi Asor added. At the same time, he points to Rabbi Levi Sa’adia Nachamani who predicted 20 years ago that Iran will wage a war against Israel and will receive military assistance from North Korea.
Rabbi Asor warns that “there will be a lot of incitement blaming Israel for all of the world’s problems.” The reason is because the Arab league will also wage a propaganda war against Israel” he explains and at a certain point they’ll gather the world against Israel as written in Zechariah.
when all the nations of the earth gather against her. In that day, I will make Yerushalayim a stone for all the peoples to lift; all who lift it shall injure themselves. (Zechariah 12:3)
Once the war between America and China is waged, martial law will be enforced which will shut down the highways, sea ports and air travel throughout the USA he explains. “This is why it’s so important for Jewish Americans to leave and come to Israel” he stressed.
Rabbi Asor, the head rabbi of the Yanar Institute in Jerusalem explains that this war will pave the path for the inevitable takeover of the New World Order that is headquartered in the Vatican. He also claims that “in the Vatican, they worship Lucifer.”
May 20, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – A pastor is sounding the alarm that the first trumpet from the Book of Revelation is about to be sounded and we are currently witnessing the silence before the storm according to a recent piece from the Express.
The Book of Revelation is the final book of the Bible and the New Testament. In the book seven trumpets are sounded, one at a time, that unleash apocalyptic events witnessed and spoken of by John of Patmos in his vision. According to Revelation chapter eight, the angels of the Lord sound these trumpets after the breaking of the Seventh Seal, which secured the scroll of the apocalypse, marking the Second Coming of Christ.
With the devastating and destructive events occurring around the world, including the coronavirus and locust plague on the African continent and in the Mideast, some have theorized that these events could actually be the Four Horsemen from Revelation Chapter 6 – sent to cause famine and plague – coming to fruition before our eyes.
However, Pastor John Barnett is claiming that we are now living in what he has dubbed “the silence before the storm” in which will see the first trumpet of Revelation 8 sounded in the near future, which will be a devastating event that will literally wipe out one-third of Earth’s trees, a promise in which he believes was proved in the Book of Exodus.
In a recent video that he uploaded last month, the pastor started: “The doctrine starts in verse seven, the first angel sounds and hail and fire follow mingled with blood. “Now doesn’t that sound like something Exodus? Chapter seven to 10 – the Plagues of Egypt – It’s very similar to what’s happening.
“God was judging the Egyptians because they had their false gods, he was saying ‘those gods aren’t real’. “God is doing the same thing here, he sends down hail and fire, mingled with blood, and look what happens.”
Dr. Barnett claims that the events that we’ve seen recently were merely a warning from God for humans trying to save the planet and not themselves, but dire consequences are coming. He went on to state that
“Today, everything is going green and it’s good, we shouldn’t waste, it’s wrong to waste. “But the go green is almost a reflection of the Mother Earth save the planet idea – no, save the people. “The planet is hopelessly heading for destruction, save the people – there’s almost a worship of nature.
“Well, a third of the trees are burned up and all the green grass, these speak of life and signs of life – they provide food, shelter, and shade. “But God says to the world, ‘if you don’t worship me if you worship the Earth, then your food, your life, and your comfort, I’ll show you that I’m the one who is the giver and sustainer of life.'”
Dr. Barnett went on claiming there are many ways that the first trumpet could come, with one being a huge volcanic eruption. He continued: “So God lets loose, a gazillion things could cause this, have you seen all the volcanoes? If one of those breaks loose, that superheated water vapor going up to the atmosphere and a third of all trees are burned up.
“That’s coming, that is literal, it doesn’t mean something else, God already did this in Egypt. “He burned up and killed their animals, their crops. “God is speaking, what a warning, what a wake-up call, people are listening and God will save people in the tribulation.”
April 28, 2020
A number of recent developments help illustrate how quickly a false Messianic figure could emerge on the earth, in both religious and secular circles.
Prepare to read some shocking quotes. But first, let me set the stage.
The events surrounding the coronavirus have demonstrated how quickly the status quo can be overturned, how dramatically the fortunes of nations can shift, and how a call for one-world cooperation can arise.
And what if there was a worldwide economic collapse, accompanied by plague and famine? Is it too farfetched to imagine that a powerful, problem solving leader could gain an international following?
I do not believe we are at that point. But I do believe that, in front of our eyes, we're seeing how quickly the table can be set, even from an entirely secular point of view.
All the more does this become feasible when we add in religious beliefs.
Jesus famously warned His disciples, saying "Be careful that no one leads you astray! For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Messiah,' and will lead many astray." (Matthew 24:4-5 TLV) He also warned that, "Many false prophets will arise and lead many astray." (Matthew 24:11, TLV)
So, from a Christian perspective, before the true Messiah (= Christ) will return in the clouds of heaven, there will be counterfeit Messiahs (= antichrists) who will deceive many.
And this leads us to the promised, shocking quotes.
In the Islamic world, the belief in the Mahdi, the hidden Imam waiting to be revealed, could easily prepare the way for a counterfeit Messianic figure.
Muslims believe that Jesus is the Messiah (although, quite plainly, they do not believe in the Jesus of the Bible). So, technically speaking, the Mahdi is not the Messiah. On the other hand, since he functions in Islamic lore as the end-time redeemer, he could be the perfect counterfeit Christ type of figure.
And here's where it gets very interesting: there are Muslim leaders today who claim to have met the Mahdi numerous times.
Writing in the Jerusalem Post on January 20, Brian Schrauger explained that the Mahdi "is Islam's messiah, the 12th of 12 Imams who are successors to Mohammed. Said to have been born in 879 CE, the Imam Mahdi is believed by Shi'a Muslims to still be alive, but hidden from mankind in 'occultation' until a time of such upheaval on the earth that only his reappearance will rescue mankind and, in fact, usher in an age of global peace; Islamic peace, that is; a kind of peace in which all mankind is living in submission to the Allah of the Koran."
Bible Study - The Sign of the Times - Babylon is Fallen
April 26, 2020
A Bible study on the sign of Matthew 24 and Revelation 17.
End Times Vatican & Wormwood Prophecies | Tom Horn | Something More
March 9, 2020
Tom Horn shares end time prophecies about the Vatican and Wormwood.
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Did you know NASA predicts a major asteroid will soon enter the earth’s atmosphere? Tom Horn exposes the untold news of biblical Wormwood, revealed in Revelation 8. Arriving in 2029.
Tom Horn exposes the untold news of Biblical Wormwood!
Is the Wormwood star from Revelation 8 already headed toward Earth? Are NASA and high-level government officials aware of an asteroid that is on a collision course with our planet?
Traditional interpretation claims that Wormwood will be an asteroid. In 2029 the large asteroid called Apophis is projected to visit Earth. Now respected author Tom Horn blazes a trail through the many questions NASA is reluctant to even talk about.
In his latest book and exclusive 3-CD set, The Wormwood Prophecy, Horn includes interviews with government specialists, scientists, Bible scholars and prophecy experts. You get to examine the surprising details, including:
• Why he believes Wormwood is the asteroid Apophis
• How the threat of Wormwood could create world-wide revival
• Why NASA funded a Deep Space Armageddon Asteroid telescope
Tom Horn doesn’t answer the question of what Biblical Wormwood will actually be. But we do know exactly when this large asteroid Apophis is coming. The year 2029 is coming soon enough, and Horn’s research will give you plenty to think about!
Thomas Horn is an internationally recognized lecturer, radio host and author whose works have been referred to by writers of the L. A. Times Syndicate, MSNBC, Christianity Today, The Washington Times and CBN.
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Is the AntiChrist About to be Revealed? Rabbis Preparing for Messiah!
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The Tribulation Has it Already Begun | Episode 1019
April 19, 2020
Jesus Gives Us the Colors of the Four Horsemen
April 19, 2020
Jesus Tells Us the Colors of the Four Horsemen
The four colors of Islam—White, Red, Black and Pale Green
Jesus says they have authority over one-quarter of the world.
Revelation 1:1 (NIV)
The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John.
How much more extended is the waiting period after John? When is “soon?” Soon does not take 2,000 years to see future events. Soon is a little over 500 years. Just some 515 years later, many of the prophecies started to unveil. In 610 AD, Mohammad received his first of more than 22 years of visitations and revelations (610-632 AD) from a demonic spirit calling himself the “Angel Gabriel.” The false gospel of the Qur’an precisely fulfilled Revelation chapter 22 (22:18-19), warnings about adding or taking away the Bible text. The Qur’an added, and it took away, exactly as Jesus warned about.
When you read Revelation chapter six, you will learn about the Four Horsemen that control one-quarter of the world’s population. This is another series of prophecies that would be “soon.” The Four Horsemen did not take 2,000 years to materialize. They were the first four Islamic leaders (Mohammad, Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman), and they swept across the Christian lands 610-656 AD.
Their Umayyad Caliphate would exercise authority over one-quarter of the world (Revelation 6:8), just as Jesus said they would. Mohammad, with a crown, carries a bow (Revelation 6:2) because Mohammad, the exalted Islamic final prophet, is a direct descendant of Ishmael, the archer (Genesis 21:20) As you study further, you will see many more examples of “soon.”