Thus Saith The Lord God

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Seven Mountains Mandate, another end-time deception, is Dominionism on steroids. While some false prophets say the world will grow increasingly better, others preach a pre-trib rapture. Both falsehoods do great spiritual damage, as the evil days of the end-times are now at hand.

Thus saith the Lord God: “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money… unholy…having a form of godliness but denying its power” (2 Tim. 3:1–2, 5). “But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Tim. 3:13). False prophets tickle people’s ears for praise and profit.

Thus saith the Lord God: “For the time will come when they [pastors, teachers and people in the church] will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Tim. 4:3–4). This is relevant on multiple fronts today.

Thus saith the Lord God: “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies…and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth was blasphemed” (2 Peter 2:1–2). This too is very relevant for these last days.

Thus saith the Lord God: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars…For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places” (Matt. 24:6–7). This has never been more relevant than now.

Thus saith the Lord God: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another” (Matt. 24:9–10). Global persecution of Christians is rising.

Thus saith the Lord God: “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ [Antichrist] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand)” (Matt. 24:15). The rise of Antichrist is imminent as Israel awaits its Dan. 9:27 “covenant”.

Thus saith the Lord God: “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matt. 24:21–22). This requires much prayer, holy living and discerning God’s safety and provision.

Thus saith the Lord God; “and the same horn [Antichrist] was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High” (Dan. 7:21–22). Here, “the saints” includes present-day saints.

Thus saith the Lord God: “It was granted to him [Antichrist] to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear” (Rev. 13:7–9).

Thus saith the Lord God: “And he [the false prophet] exercises all the authority of the first beast [Antichrist] in his presence and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed…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, 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” (Rev. 13:12, 16–17). During the great tribulation, global economies are ruled by the Antichrist.

Thus saith the Lord God: “Then the woman [the true church] fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days” (Rev. 12:6), and “the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness for a time and times and half a time, [3.5 years] from the presence of the serpent” (Rev. 12:14), so “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36). This requires much prayer, holy living and discerning God’s safety and provision.

Thus saith the Lord God: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken…And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matt. 24:29–31). This is the one and only gathering of all saints “at the last day”.

Thus saith the Lord God: “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:40). “This is the first resurrection” (Rev. 20:5), and it will not occur pre-tribulation.

Thus saith the Lord God: “But the rest of the dead [the eternally doomed] did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power” (Rev. 20:4–5). Amen!

Thus saith the Lord God: “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Rev. 11:15). This is the resurrection rapture!

Remarkably, many Christians have been deceived to believe that Scriptures like those above do not apply to them. Such unbelief is best understood in the words of a pre-trib-rapture-preaching theologian who I heard saying, “I can’t conceive of a God who would drag His bride through the mud of the tribulation, and then marry her”. But if his unbelief has any merit, then God would need to apologize to all the apostles, prophets and saints who have been martyred for Christ!

Because of the overspreading unbelief caused by John Darby’s pre-trib rapture doctrine for the last 180 years, many Christians cannot conceive of other Biblical truths either. But everyone has a free will, to believe or disbelieve God’s Word. I pray you believe the Word of the Lord God, remove yourself from falsehoods, and prepare for the times of the end coming upon this world.

Marlin J. Yoder

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One Response to Thus Saith The Lord God

  1. Brother Mike says:

    Thank you Marlin, for your providing so many extremely relevant end time scenario Scriptures in one place. Thank you for your diligent study and searching of the Scriptures.

    As you have mentioned, in your quoting of a pre-tribulation rapture so-called theologian, concerning his not conceiving of a God who would drag His bride [the church] through the mud of the tribulation, and then marry her; so is the church overwhelmed by like-minded false prophets.

    The apostle Paul writing to Timothy could not be more true in his estimation of what the Spirit of God had revealed when he declared, as you have also proclaimed; “But know this, that in the last days [end times in which we live] perilous times [difficult, dangerous, and deceiving] times will come [and they have come]. For men [and women] will be lovers of themselves [full of abnormal sexual attractions], lovers of money, boasters, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors [betrayers], headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness [being cloaked in hypocrisy] but denying its power. From such people [whether preachers, teachers, or popes] turn away!”

    WOW! The Spirit of God could only reveal these perfect reflections of this 21st century generation. And you are correct Marlin in your including Scripture that also reveals that evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

    Therefore, I wish to bring up a dilemma of probably many of the few faithful enduring to the end true end time believers like yourself, like myself, and like others. As Paul has instructed above, from such religious actors and false teachers, to turn away from, we have done exactly that as I am sure many others have done. Also, in obedience to 2 Corinthians 6, I am sure many others have heeded the Word of God as God declared; “Therefore come out from among them [the company and fellowship of unbelieving lawless workers of iniquity] and be separate [holy], says the LORD. Do not touch what is unclean, and I [God] will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you [enduring to the end believer] shall be My sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.”

    This is a glorious command with a wonderful promise. Now, I realize that as we come out from among the lawless and come unto God in and through Jesus, we will learn of Christ and His ways while learning to observe all things Jesus commanded. I also realize that as we become true born-again believers in Jesus the Holy Spirit becomes our Teacher as true enduring to the end followers of Jesus. But, sometimes a person desires the fellowship of like-minded fellow believers. Therefore, can you Marlin, suggest a fellowship or group of like-minded end time believers within a 50 – 60 mile radius of the Fredericksburg Virginia area?

    Any response can be made to srp2496@yahoo.com and will be greatly appreciated! Meanwhile, stand firm in the faith and keep proclaiming the biblical truth the world so desperately needs. In Him Always, Brother Mike…

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