“And they overcame him…”

Friday, June 14, 2019

Consider, that when the appointed time came, how suddenly the culture, the people and even nature railed against Christ, when God removed His restraint and the fury of the devil and hell broke upon Jesus. Riding into Jerusalem one day to people shouting “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (John 12:13); and next, agonizing in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane! Then they crucified Him. Likewise, Satan, if he can find the saints, will destroy them at the tribulation mid-point, when God removes His restraint.

“And they [believers] overcame him [Satan and his Antichrist] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time” (Rev. 12:11–12). At the middle of the tribulation wise prepared saints will escape to God’s “wilderness” provision, but many unwise will be left behind and martyred.

God gave His saints this promise: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (Psa. 23:5). And God also made this promise for the point of mid-tribulation: “But the woman [prepared saints] was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, [3 1/2 years] from the presence of the serpent” (Rev. 12:14). Image source: Google Images

The tribulation mid-point of brief opportunity to escape will separate wise and prepared saints who find the Rev. 12:6, 14 “wilderness” provision of God for the last 1,260 days of great tribulation, from the foolish who didn’t, and realized too late that their belief of an early arrival of the Bridegroom failed. But you have a choice. You can believe the conjured pre-trib rapture lie, or Jesus’ post-trib rapture testimony and prepare accordingly. The choice is yours. The day is fast approaching when those with spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear take their flight to God’s safety, to 3 1/2 years of provision by God. Will you be among the wise who hold the testimony of Jesus and prepare accordingly? If so, you’ll partake of the Psa. 23:5 table of God.

When the Spirit said “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” (Rev. 12:11), He references believers, who, in true relationship with Jesus believe the testimony of Jesus. Being a Christian is all about Jesus and His testimony, not the traditions and doctrines of men. Determine now that you will be among those “who know their God [and] shall be strong, and carry out great exploits” (Dan. 11:32). When the tribulation days of testing fallen angel spirits arrives, don’t be like the foolish to whom the evil spirits responded to those without being born again, saying, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” (Acts 19:15).

I believe you want to spiritually and physically survive the 7-year tribulation, and come to the Day of the Lord prepared to meet Christ descending on the clouds of heaven as He promised at 1 Thess. 4:16. But you need to forsake all thoughts of a pre-trib rapture, because it’s a false hope. But to do that requires that you believe and hold to the testimony of Jesus Christ, because He said “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Do you believe Him?

Though Lot’s wife began making the trek to safety, her heart betrayed her allegiance, for she did not obey God, but looked back at Sodom, because that’s where her earthly possessions and two other daughters were! Our faith MUST be entirely in the Person and testimony of Jesus Christ. Anything else WILL leave us wanting. Thus, Jesus said “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32).

In the difficult days of tribulation to soon come, be filled with the Spirit and testimony of Jesus Christ. Have a true personal relationship with Jesus, and not church traditions. Decide that you will hold fast the end-time testimony of the One who died for your sins on that old rugged cross and saved you by His grace, a grace that neither you or I deserved. A grace that teaches us the ways and truths of God. A grace that will lead us to our eternal home with Christ Jesus.

Be encouraged to renew, even now, your personal relationship with Jesus. Be committed to Him. Humble yourself to His testimony. For surely He is our only salvation. Jesus said “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:19–20). Here, “all things” includes Jesus’ teaching that He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), and that “the end of the age” means “the end of the age”, not seven years before the end of the age.

Like Jesus, who at the tender age of twelve was about His Father’s business, Luke 2:49, so too, we must be about our Father’s business making disciples to Jesus “teaching them to observe all things that I [Jesus] have commanded you”. That’s not for the spiritually faint-hearted, but for those full of the Holy Spirit, teaching the whole truth of the “narrow gate…and difficult path” (Matt. 7:13–14) of salvation; a path fraught with tribulation, rejection and difficulty, but in the midst thereof, a peace that passes all understanding, a contentment with little and much, a joy unspeakable and full of glory, and a hope that never disappoints! Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Thus saith the Lord God.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time” (Rev. 12:11–12). Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Does your testimony agree with the testimony of Jesus Christ or with the traditions of men? The only testimony that will deliver one from the final fall and wrath of the devil, his demonic angels and Antichrist’s mark of the beast, is the testimony of Jesus Christ by those who have a personal relationship with Him. If one’s testimony and confession is the pre-trib rapture, great offense and very possible falling away from the faith will occur as Jesus taught at Matt. 24:10. The choice is entirely yours. Who will you believe for the final curtain-call of this present age?

Marlin J. Yoder

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“he who endures to the end…”

Friday, June 7, 2019

We live in spiritually and physically perilous times. Spiritually, by many church leaders heavily redacting God’s Word to suit mankind. It’s become common practice for pastors and teachers to ignore the mature life-changing meat of the Word, for the comfort of teaching little to no sin and repentance thereof. Physically, by the increase of technological dependence, mandated vaccines, social media, 5G radiation, artificial intelligence (AI), GMO’s and hormone-laden foods, disease, wars, disasters, genome-editing, and more. These are the end-times.

The Old Testament gave us the law, yet influential mega-church pastors like Andy Stanley tell believers that we should “Unhitch” from the Old Testament. But God’s Spirit said through Paul, we “would not have known sin except through the law” (Rom. 7:7). Equally important, the Old Covenant, like the New, is rich in revelations of end-time truths by which God intends for His elect saints to prepare to endure to the resurrection rapture at the last day, John 6:40, 44, 54.

The gospel of Jesus Christ encompasses the past, present, and future. We cannot change the past; we live in the present, and what we believe in the present either prepares us, or not for the future. Jesus promised His followers tribulation and persecution, but peace in the midst of it. Jesus’ own apostles suffered tribulation, persecution and even death, because “the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Heb. 4:12), hated by the unbeliever.

The full gospel is not a smorgasbord buffet where you take what you like but leave what you don’t. The gospel leading to eternal life is one of faithful endurance to the end. But many only hear a pleasingly partial gospel because it’s been watered down by false teachers to please the flesh, and thus “he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles” (Matt. 13:20–21).

In context to the last generation of this age, Jesus promised that “he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matt. 24:13). But does your church hold to the tradition that you don’t need to endure to the end of the age because Christ will rapture you pre-tribulation? If so, that’s dispensational heresy, a conjured lie. Jesus said He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). Are you His elect? Do you believe Jesus or man? One cannot endure to the end by believing a lie, for it will be one of the causes of great offense leading the falling away.

The world now suffers end-time birth pangs, but pulpits, like the secular PC media, remain largely silent to the truth as pastors fear man more than God. Nature is in revolt. Apostasy rages in the church and immorality is normalized. LGBTQ gay pride now fills most major cities, even in Israel. Earthquakes are nearly too numerous to count, volcanoes intensify, wild weather and wildfires, floods and famines destroy crops. Seas are poisoned and beach their dead all over the world, while new strains of disease and pestilence plague the world. Yet, all this is deceptively normalized as most people are now desensitized to it all, even to Satan’s end-time deceptions.

It’s all in God’s end-time Word; the lukewarm effect. It’s part of the gospel message meant to prepare God’s elect to endure faithfully to the end. But the Church has the same problem as did ancient Israel – “An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end” (Jer. 5:30–31). And God also promised: “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun” (Eccl. 1:9). That’s why Jesus likened the end-times to the normalized days of Noah and Lot.

WW3 is close as nations rage against one another. The evils of war that destroy mankind is one of Satan’s ways of destroying humanity made in the image of God. But “though we walk in the flesh, we [believers] do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:3–5). Christians, that’s God’s Word and He means it, yet many desecrate the pulpit by applauding Christians who wage war, death and destruction to enemies.

That Christ died and rose again for our sins is the first of the gospel; repenting, believing and obeying the testimony of Christ and His Holy Spirit, and making disciples of Christ is second; and believing Christ’s post-tribulation resurrection rapture and preparing to endure to the end of the age as He taught is the third. The first two are essential to the faithful endurance of the latter.

Many Scriptures from both the Old and New Covenants teach about the end-times, and these are for the benefit and preparation of believers, and to lead unbelievers to true saving faith in Christ. Yet, many churches are sadly ignoring all the warning and stop signs God gives in His Word for the protection of the elect. What about you, is your church preparing you to endure to the end of this present age? Are you being taught according to the Word and Spirit of God things promised by God for the tribulation and times of the end, i.e. the Seal, Trumpet, and Bowl Judgments?

Know this: Jesus’ Olivet Discourse, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, and numerous other end-time teachings are for the equipping of God’s saints for the end-times, not for unbelieving Jews as taught by Darby’s and Scofield’s dispensational heresy. The truth of Jesus’ testimony for the times of the end is an unpopular message. It doesn’t tickle the ears. It doesn’t fill church coffers with big money to run man’s business-styled, all-American, people-pleasing church.

“Then the woman [the true prepared, watching 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…the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, [3 1/2 years] from the presence of the serpent” (Rev. 12:6 and 14). Image source: Google Images

Many will be caught in “the falling away” (2 Thess. 2:3) because few pastors and teachers loved people enough to teach them God’s truths for the end. Meditate on Jer. 5:30–31 and allow God’s Spirit to move you to a place where you will be taught things that must come to pass – to a place of teaching that loves you enough to speak the truth and prepare you in the knowledge of Christ that you and your loved ones may endure to the end of this present evil age – to a place that will teach you how to find the safety and provision of God for the last 3 1/2 years of great tribulation.

As I’ve taught for many years concerning the 3 1/2 years of great tribulation, the ancient prophet said “Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain. In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; and He will slay the reptile that is in the sea” (Isa. 26:20-21 and 27:1). The parallel to this prophetic Word is found at Christ’s discourse at Luke 17:20-37 with special emphasis on verse 37, the saints’ passage to safety. The second parallel is Matt. 24:15-28 with emphasis on verses 26 and 28.

Marlin J. Yoder

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“And all the world marveled…”

Friday, May 31, 2019,

Globally, the end-time economic and societal collapse is underway but will get much worse in coming months. Use what little time remains to prepare spiritually and economically. Repent of sins. Live for Jesus Christ every day. Retire any level of debt you have. Live below your means, not at or above, that you can help family and loved ones, see (2 Tim. 4:8). Globalists and their Babel-type New World Order will strip us, and the world’s peoples of their currencies.

And in Christ “Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law” (Rom. 13:8). God also said “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender” (Prov. 22:7). And Prov. 6:1–5 speaking to the fallacy of debt, commands to “Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and like a bird from the hand of the fowler” (Prov. 6:5). Governments and lending institutions are not our friends; they want people dependent on them for their alleged economic and social good, but beware, it’s a satanic snare.

Chart of “Urbanization over the very long-term” – Source: ourworldindata.org

To accomplish that, the spirit of the prodigal pushed the migration of people from rural non-government dependency, to urban government-dependent hubs of economic and social progress. Using charts from this link, note that from 10,000 BCE to the time of Christ, most people in the world were rural-dwelling. But since Christ there’s been a noteworthy uptick to live urban. And using the “Urbanization over the very long-term” chart, look what began occurring at AD 2,000! The move from rural to urban-dwellers skyrocketed! The New World Order corralled, and now controls most people economically and socially, having made them dependent on governments.

An end-time evil plan disguised as economic and social progress pulled rural-dwellers to urban centers, while urban centers pushed the economic and social levers of perceived necessity. This government-created cause and effect is all part of Satan’s end-time agenda, as congested urban-dwellers are now mostly dependent on governments, and are thus more easily controlled.

Western urbanized culture has drawn us to pursue our dreams at any costs. Get your slice of the pie, borrow for your wants, use credit, build your credit score, you’re entitled! Big banks made millions of immoral loans to unqualified people. Later the government bailed out the immoral banks, but not the recipients of those loans. As a result millions are steeped in insurmountable mortgage, business, auto, vacation, medical, student loans and credit card debts.

Famine from lack of rain – Source: Google Images

The window of opportunity to retire one’s debt is shrinking rapidly. This is why I’ve taught for many years to prepare for the end-times. Jesus warned that famines, pestilences and wars would come. Wars are now non-stop, and multiple factors are also destroying crops globally. We may not feel or appreciate the impact now, but we will in the coming months. From Charisma News: Are We on the Brink of a Global Food Crisis? And from, End Of The American Dream: Floods And Drought Devastate Crops All Over The Planet – Could A Global Food Crisis Be Coming?

Starvation amid famine – Source: Google Images

America and the world now face multiple crisis, and Christians who believe the false pre-trib rapture will be deeply offended, unless they repent of unbelief, open their hearts and believe the testimony of Jesus Christ, and prepare while there’s still a little time. Political hatred, abortion, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, crop and livestock destruction, gang violence, illegal immigration, government corruption, national security, globalism, foreign economic sanctions, the Deep State, and multi-national tensions will boil over into war. These issues will all be exacerbated by food shortages. What’s happening in Venezuela will occur globally. Are you prepared for that?

Homelessness in Seattle, Washington – Source: Google Images

The main stream media (MSM), specializing in Fake News as President Trump often reminds us, will not disclose the truth of what’s now occurring in America and around the world. So, here’s a snapshot by alternative news sources often derided by the MSM. From Zero Hedge, 05/24/2019, Rural America Is On The Verge Of Collapse, and from

Homelessness in America – Source: Google Images

the same source this headline. And from Fellowship Of The Minds, this 05/25/2019 article, New York Times admits Democrat-run cities are unlivable. Dr. Drew predicts major epidemic in filthy Los Angeles this summer.

Regarding food supply, from RT.com, 04/09/2019, South Africa’s white farmers reportedly being murdered & tortured off their land. And then, this nearly four-year old headline from American Free Press, 70,000 Whites Murdered in ‘Modern’ South Africa: Obama’s African Legacy, and from Farmaid.org, 04/13/2017, A Looming Crisis on American Farms, and from

Famine by floods. America’s mid-west devastated by floods 2019 – Source: Google Images

Christianitytoday.com, 03/22/2019, America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods. The point is, a largely unreported global food crisis is now upon us. Are you prepared for it?

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. (We’re there!) And there will be famines, (Also of God’s Word – it’s here!) pestilences, (Multiply!) and earthquakes (Reported daily!) in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matt. 24:7–8). Some say, “I’ll live by faith for my needs”. But the Holy Spirit said “Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (James 2:18). True faith takes action and prepares!

Nation will rise against nation – Source: Google Images


A man who Scripture calls “the man of sin [and] son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3–4), will soon step upon the world stage with temporal answers to many crisis. Most people, even deceived Christians will be amazed by him for he will not appear as a man of sin, but of goodness, “And all the world marveled and followed the beast” (Rev. 13:3). Do not delay to be clothed in the righteousness and discernment of Jesus Christ through His Word. To ignore the testimony of Jesus Christ is a destructive and faithless way to approach the end-times. Have you prepared?

Now, another wake-up call concerning apostasy now ravaging the church. Believe it or not, mediums are now being hired by churches to help pastors! Note this 05/24/2019 headline from The Christian Post: “Vision Church of Atlanta adds psychic medium to ministerial staff”. And just like the “medium at En Dor” (1 Sam. 28:7), the medium at Vision Church of Atlanta is a woman! This wickedness in the church has its roots in the fact that decades ago women were given positions of authority and teaching by men, and this is some of the fruit of that rebellion, the end of which we have not seen, because it will become much worse.

The time to repent is now. Satan is finished playing games, and his all-out wrath, deception and maleficence will continue gaining strength as the Restrainer increasingly removes His restraint. Today is the day of salvation. Believe and confess the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Marlin J. Yoder

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Israel’s 71st Anniversary

Friday, May 24, 2019

Israel’s rebirth and 71st anniversary should alert the Church to the imminent 7-year tribulation, and the believers’ great need to prepare for it, followed by the resurrection rapture at the last day!

“Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children” (Isa. 66:8). Another ancient prophet also saw Israel reborn after Jerusalem’s 70 AD destruction to mark the start of the final generation of this present age as recorded at Ezekiel 37. This is why Jesus’ Parable of the Fig Tree at Matt. 24:32–35 is today so powerfully relevant.

U.S. President Harry S. Truman and Israel’s David Ben-Gurion – Source: Google Images

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the reborn nation of Israel celebrated its 71st anniversary. “On May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. In an afternoon ceremony at the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Ben-Gurion pronounced the words “We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine, to be called Israel,” prompting applause and tears from the crowd gathered at the museum. Ben-Gurion became Israel’s first premier.” (Source: History.com)

In 1948 incumbent U.S. President Harry S. Truman immediately recognized Israel as a sovereign nation. One year later The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 273 recognized Israel as a member of The United Nations. Israel was in fact reborn in one day just as God’s Word said. In considering the nearness of the seven-year tribulation, the age of Israel is intrinsically tied to that start, which begins with the “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27), a seven-year peace plan.

In Jesus’ parable of the fig tree, meaning Israel, (see Joel 1:7 and Hos. 9:10) Jesus taught that the generation that sees Israel reborn and become fruitful and “its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near – at the doors!” Then, interpreting the sign of Israel’s rebirth and maturity, Jesus said “this generation [that sees Israel reborn] will by no means pass away till all these things take place” (Matt. 24:34). And by “all these things” He referred to His preceding Olivet Discourse of the 7-year tribulation followed by His return.

I remember well the 1970’s and 80’s. The Church went into hyper-drive warning that the rapture was imminent! Dispensationalists preached that because theirs was the generation that saw Israel reborn, the rapture would occur imminently within 40 years based on the generation of Numbers 32:13 when God made Israel “wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the Lord was gone”. Thus, many believed the rapture would occur by 1988; hence, Edgar C. Whisenant’s book: “88 Reasons Why The Rapture Will Be In 1988”.

However, with the inconsequential passing of 1988, and no signs of a pre-trib rapture as widely promised, the end-times zeal and fervor during the 1990’s and beyond waned as an awkwardly confusing, and even mocking memory. Why? – because “Hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Prov. 13:12). It’s not surprising that many churches, pastors and teachers today are without courage to teach the end-times. Their pre-trib rapture lie failed and will continue to fail, as it’s only wishful thinking, assumptions and conjecture, but God does not move according to man’s assumptions, but according to the truth and perfect testimony of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Yet, the evangelical church harbors its false pre-trib rapture narrative, while refusing Christ’s testimony for the end-times. Many church leaders refuse to repent of their pride that conjured the pre-trib rapture while many pastors and teachers in their hearts secretly believe the testimony of Jesus Christ, knowing that Christ returns only once more “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), but remain silent for fear of economic, traditional and doctrinal reprisals!

But that silence will bear fruit to devastating consequences. Many will be eternally lost as Jesus said, when in the tribulation “many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another” (Matt. 24:10). Many will be offended because they had not been taught the truth, nor had they prepared in the truth, that, “he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matt.24:13).

There’s another generational marker wherein God said to Abram “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land [Egypt] that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years…But in the fourth generation [the 400th year] they shall return here” (Gen. 15:13, 16). Here, a “generation” can be viewed as 100 years. Thus, God has shown that a biblical generation can fluctuate from 40 to 100 years, but the average is 70 years. The Scriptures and the signs of the times today strongly point to the average of 70+ years when considering Jesus’ Parable of the Fig Tree of Matt. 24:32–35 for the end of this present age.

God said “The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years” (Psa. 90:10). This passage best identifies the “generation” to which Jesus pointed in His Parable of the Fig Tree. The generation born in 1948 when Israel was reborn will endure at least 70 years, having even now passed that mark, but will likely endure no more than 80 years before “all these things” Jesus described in His Olivet Discourse are fulfilled. And if the latter is true, then only about nine years remain until the end of the seven-year tribulation and Christ’s return.

Discerning God’s Word and the signs of the times, especially with the real threat of the Ezek. 38 Gog Magog war, we know the “covenant with many” and start of the final 7 years of this present age are very near. Note this May 1, 2019 Breaking Israel News headline: “AMAZING THINGS ACCOMPANY THE IMMINENT ARRIVAL OF MESSIAH”. But the messiah Orthodox Jews expect will be none other than the Antichrist, who will spiritually deceive not only religious Jews and many unprepared, lukewarm Christians, but most of the entire world, see Revelation 13.

Source: Google Images

The article says: “All sources are saying that Moshiach (Messiah) is going to appear in the Galil (Galilee) in the north of Israel…then make his way down to Yerushalyim (Jerusalem). One of the first things we’re going to do is slaughter the red heifer. We do have a red heifer already, which is one of the many signs that Moshiach is already here.” But its Antichrist’s seven-year peace covenant of Dan. 9:27 that will permit animal sacrifices in the rebuilt third Jewish temple.

Source: Google Images

But animal sacrifices for the remission of sins is an abomination to God. Orthodox Jews reject Christ as the once-for-all slain sacrificial Lamb, raised to life for the sins of “whosoever will believe in Him” (John3:16), being the ONLY way to God, John 14:6. Thus, Christianity and Judaism have absolutely nothing in common, spiritually, but dispensational Zionists teach otherwise. Beware of those, who, for popularity’s sake unite Judaism and Christianity!

Orthodox Jew praying – Image Source: Breaking Israel News

For example, many evangelical men and Messianic pastors and leaders, promote, for the sake of unity between Christians and Jews, wearing the Jewish prayer shawl head covering, though God clearly said “Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head” (1 Cor. 11:4). And in the preceding verse we’re told that “the head of every man is Christ”, which means those false teachers teach men to dishonor Christ, yet another example of twisting God’s Word, forcing it to say exactly opposite from what it says.

We now live in an era of many false religious unities. Pope Francis, the perceived but apostate global leader of Christianity, has already united many deceived Christians with Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikh religions as revealed at TheFridayLetter.com on April 12, 2019. The United Nations’ One World Religion is very near while Christians are being slaughtered all over the world, but the MSM are silent. And here in America, the rage against God, His Word, and His saints, escalates daily. It will not be long before being a true Christian will be unlawful. Are you prepared for that, and the coming wars, famines and pestilences?

All signs point to the “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27) coming to fruition within the next two years from now. But at the present rate of advance, it’s entirely possible for it to become reality in several weeks or months. And the trajectory of Chief White House Advisor, Jared Kushner, and U.S. President Donald Trump to begin releasing “the deal of the century”, meaning that peace plan, could be reality by the fall harvest months of this year. Are you prepared for that?

Marlin J. Yoder

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The Gift(s) of the Holy Spirit

Friday, May 17, 2019

The gift of the Holy Spirit is to all born again believers, as God said, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call” (Acts 2:38–39).

We exist in body, soul and spirit, and upon conversion faith in Christ our spirit is the habitation of God’s Spirit, and we are God’s “true Jew” (Rom. 2:28–29). God’s Spirit, then, dwelling in our spirit causes us to desire the truth of His Word and “to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). Consequently, Spirit-led men and women affirm and defend God’s written Word, while our enemy the devil works to nullify and destroy it.

Understand that Satan’s goal is to destroy God’s Word. Many men and women led by their own will seek ways to twist God’s Word to force it to say what it clearly doesn’t say, even to saying the exact opposite of its plain truth. Such people are not Spirit-led, but have their own agenda of pleasing the world. They reject God’s leadership for His Church, but the Spirit-led discern it.

Jesus promised that “when He [the Holy Spirit] has come, [and He came at Pentecost] He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8). Thus, believers must be discerningly Spirit-led, and not by the flesh or traditions of men, the latter being polar opposite from the former. Being Spirit-led and Spirit-filled always affirms God’s Word “which was once for all delivered to the saints”, and will never seek to circumvent God’s Word.

The Holy Spirit will always lead us in the truth of God’s Word, and will never contradict or violate it. But one creates trouble for the Church when one departs from God’s authority which can result in anxiety, depression, insomnia, eating disorders, psychological and physiological disorders and more. If not repented of it can even lead to suicide which is self-murder, and God said “No murderer has eternal life abiding in him” (1 John 3:15). Yet very sadly today, pastoral suicides are at an alarmingly all-time high.

Christians must quickly and firmly agree with God and “not quench the Spirit” (1 Thess. 5:19), that we might walk in the fullness of the Spirit which results in the promise of God, that, “You [God] will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength” (Isa. 26:3–4).

Beyond the Holy Spirit given at conversion, there are nine gifts of the Spirit: “the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge…to another faith…to another gifts of healings…to another the working of miracles…to another prophecy…to another discerning of spirits…to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills” (1 Cor. 12:7–11).

We must emphasize verse 11 in this text, saying, “But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills”. That point is crucial, because in our fallen flesh we are prone to telling God what our gift(s) should be. But it doesn’t work that way. We’re all unique, and only God knows which gift(s) are best utilized in us for “the profit of all”. It’s not our choice, but the Holy Spirit’s.

Many declare they have this or that gift, only to be disillusioned, humiliated or both. Many are self-appointed “prophets”, but their folly is proven when just one thing they say doesn’t come to pass, which proves their falsehood, for God said “when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him” (Deut. 18:32).

If you haven’t yet prayed for or received one of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, be encouraged to seek God in prayer. Don’t stop praying and asking. Be persistent. God wants to use you for His honor and glory and the benefit of other believers. Be encouraged by Luke 11:5–13 which concludes, saying, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

As you pursue spiritual gifts, you will gain knowledge of God and spiritual discernment which always affirms His Word and never opposes it. Walking in the Spirit matures and teaches us the truths of God, without which, we walk in the flesh. The Holy Spirit will ALWAYS affirm God’s Word, and NEVER lead contrary to it. Being Spirit-led results in knowing whether what we hear, see and experience is of God, or from man’s own self-serving agenda and flesh.

But be warned, by persuasive oratory, supposition and conjecture many make God’s Word appear contrary and culturally irrelevant. Here are just two examples of many: Jesus said He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), but false teaches say He gathers His elect before the seven-year tribulation even begins! And though God said “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence” (1 Tim. 2:11–14) ~ (1 Cor. 14:34–37), false teachers loving the praise of man say the exact opposite, and promote women to positions of authority over men! Both examples are open rebellion!

Christians must not allow the undermining of God’s Word. If God’s Word is allowed to be manipulated unto unbelief, the cross is emptied of its power. And Christ does not give us His Spirit so we can disown His Calvary-purchased Word at our will. True Christians must “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). We do that by defending God’s Word, while lovingly yet strongly challenging those who would change it, because in new birth conversion faith we are spiritually married to Christ, not man.

Dear fellow believer, open your eyes and heart to the truth. Ours is the final generation before the return of Christ, and Satan is working relentlessly to destroy God’s authority and rule over His Church. If we allow the dissolution and rule of God personally and for the Church, then we promote what God calls “the falling away” (2 Thess. 2:3) and defend a lukewarm spirit for which Jesus said, “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth” (Rev. 3:16). But our calling is to be holy, trustworthy believers.

Marlin J. Yoder

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Rebellious Pastors and Women

Friday, May 10, 2019

God said through an ancient prophet “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (1 Sam. 15:23). Merriam Webster says of “witchcraft” that it’s “the use of sorcery or magic…an irresistible influence or fascination”. For millennia, men have constructed and used many types of witchcraft, stubbornness, magic, influence, and oratory skills to nullify what God said in order to promote their corrupt will, pleasing to men and their traditions. One people-pleasing, culture-accommodating rebellion, begets another rebellion, then another etc.

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The 19th Century rebellion of the dispensational pre-tribulation rapture paved the way for the 20th Century rebellion of women in positions and offices of authority such as pastors, bishops, deacons and teachers, which paved the way for the 21st Century rebellion of the “Hashtag She Too Movement”, “that God is a woman”, “the Holy Spirit is female”, “there is no hell” and that “God will save everyone”! Teachers of such lies blaspheme God’s Word, they’re wolves in sheep’s clothing using licentious transgressions and unlawful freedoms.

God commands Christians to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). That’s not optional. God meant what He said, and He said what He meant. Contending for the faith requires Spirit-led men to teach the oracles of God and not the traditions of men. In that process the New Covenant guides Christians in the truth as delivered by Jesus Christ and men who spoke by the Holy Spirit, see 2 Tim. 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21.

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In these perilous days however, many in the Church boldly ignore the clear commands of God concerning leadership positions of authority. God specifically instructs “that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God” (1 Cor. 11:3). In the New Covenant Church and in homes of believers, God detailed offices of authority, and the leadership/headship is ALWAYS to men and NEVER to women.

Many deceptively point to Rom. 16:1 wherein Paul said “I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea”. Some translations interpret “servant” as “deacon”. The word “servant” can be translated as “deacon”, but in context is to every believer. Rom. 16:1 identifies Phoebe as a normal “servant” worker in the Church, but does NOT imply that she held the leadership “office of a deacon”; if it did Scripture would be entirely contradictory, for in the Church “the office of a deacon” is one of authority reserved specifically for men. See below.

“If a man desires the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work…Likewise must the deacons be grave…And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless…For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith” (1 Tim. 3:1–13 KJV). EVERY reference to an office of Church authority is to the masculine gender, NEVER to the feminine.

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God’s timeless truth remains, saying: “Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression” (1 Tim.2:11–14). And confirming that by a second witness God said, “Let your women keep silent in the churches, [plural] for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says…it is shameful for women to speak in the church. Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached? If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord” (1 Cor. 14:34–37). [Bold emphasis added]

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In the Church, men and women not led by God’s Holy Spirit, but by their own desires, by rebellion, stubbornness, idolatry and irresistible influence, bring false doctrines and teachings into the Church. But they will answer to God as did King Saul, whose actions were licentious, unrestrained, wanton and full of freedom, having no qualms in leading people away from God’s commands. So are many in the increasingly liberal Church today. But God’s Word remains: “Indeed, let God be true and every man a liar” (Rom. 3:4).

From Merriam-Webster.com: “The Shared Roots of License and Licentious: License and licentious come ultimately from the same word in Latin, licentia, whose meanings ranged from ‘freedom to act’ to ‘unruly behavior, wantonness.’…Though we are likely to associate license with the card that grants freedom or permission to operate a motor vehicle and licentious with sexual wantonness, in actuality, there is considerable semantic overlap between the two words…A person who takes license with something (or someone) engages in ‘abusive disregard for rules of personal conduct.’ Hence, the semantic range of license in English mirrors that of its Latin antecedent, suggesting either permission or transgression, depending upon the context. Licentious, on the other hand, always implies excessive, transgressive freedom, as is true of its immediate Latin source, licentiosus ‘unrestrained, wanton’ (literally, ‘full of freedom’).”

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Pastors and women who exchange God’s Word for their will take license that is not theirs; they engage in abusive disregard for rules of personal conduct by rebelling against God. They can’t let God be true. They assert their own unrestrained will, being full of freedom from God’s holy authority! This matter is critical. To whom are you listening, God or man? It matters, because God’s truth matters, and our obedience and submission to His truth has eternal consequences.

Problems of rebellion, spiritual weakness, biblical ignorance and lack of discernment face the Church due to the erosion of God’s Word; many people and their pastors are ill-content with it. But God does not change, Mal. 3:6 and Heb. 13:8. There is a place of ministry for women in the Church if they are willing: “that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things – that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed” (Titus 2:3–5). [Bold emphasis added] As it is, however, many pastors want to give their flock what they want and not what God commanded.

Marlin J. Yoder

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Dispensational Heresy

Friday, May 3, 2019

Spirit-led Christians discern truth from lies – the oracles of God from the traditions of men. In that process we abase the mind of flesh to gain the mind of Christ. “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors – not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Rom. 8:14). “Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar” (Rom. 3:4). These will produce in us “the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2:16).

The false dispensational pre-tribulation rapture put upon the Church by John Darby and Cyrus Scofield is a flesh-based and anti-Christ tradition of men. In their teachings of the dispensational pre-trib rapture these men were NOT Spirit-led. This is true because their doctrine opposes the end-time teachings of Christ. In pleasing the desires of the flesh, they and their followers turned away from the truth and testimony of Jesus, and this in the face of God’s Word saying “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Rev. 19:10).

The Holy Spirit said, “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, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 2:1). Secrecy is effective in “denying the Lord” – and in order for Darby’s and Scofield’s dispensational teachings to root in the Church they secretly silenced the testimony of Jesus Christ who authoritatively taught that He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt.24:29-31), not before!

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Darby, Scofield and their puppet ministers brought great heresy into the Church, deceiving and being deceived by a false hope. They robbed believers of Christ’s truth, telling them they have nothing for which to prepare regarding the final seven years of this present age. Of them and all their followers Jesus’ Words are true: “by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matt. 12:37). They have twisted and perverted God’s Word to make it say what it never said. But they don’t care, and continue peddling their cash-rich, flesh-pleasing end-time gospel while denying the testimony of Jesus Christ, Who is “the spirit of prophecy”.

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If you have a Scofield Reference Bible get rid of it, ignore its poisoned footnotes because Cyrus Scofield changed the God of the Bible to a god of his own creation and wishful thinking for the times of the end. Following Darby’s and Scofield’s exchange from the testimony of Jesus Christ for the highly popular but false pre-trib rapture lie, thousands of copycat ministers, without remorse, have led and continue to lead millions AWAY from the testimony of Christ!

As a result many have been disarmed of discernment and the “whole armor of God, [and will not] be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Eph. 6:11). They’ve been taught they don’t need to discern Antichrist or the end-times as they’ll be raptured before Antichrist is revealed. They’ve also been taught that if they learn Antichrist’s identity, they’ve missed the rapture and were left behind! What a cruel lie and basis for deep offense (Matt. 24:10)! As a result of their heresy most professing Christians don’t even try discerning “The coming of the lawless one according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders” (2 Thess. 2:9).

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If you believe Christ “whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:21), and if you know it’s impossible for God to lie, then you know that Christ cannot “descend from heaven” (1 Thess. 4:16) for the rapture before the tribulation, because the “restoration of all things” DOES NOT occur until “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). Any student of end-time biblical prophecy worth his salt knows this is the unchangeable truth.

There is NO secret rapture! “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first” (1 Thess. 4:16); at “the first resurrection” (Rev. 20:4–6); “at the last day” (John 6:40, 44, 54); “at the last trumpet” (1 Cor. 15:51–52); when “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). The Lord Jesus returns only once more, and His return will raise the righteous dead in spectacular power and glory, “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt.24: 29-31) just as He taught!

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If I didn’t truly love you or love the testimony of Christ, I would say nothing to you, my brothers and sisters in Christ concerning the end-times. But I love God and His Christ who saved me, and I love my fellowman, and my desire is to teach as many believers and unbelievers with the truth as my sphere of influence can reach. The so-called imminent, pre-trib rapture is a cruel and ungodly lie from hell, yet millions of deceived Christians embrace it and glory in that lie.

Who do you believe: myriad false teachers, or the SON OF GOD? Who in your heart carries the greater authority – man, or CHRIST? Who is best qualified to warn and guide Christians safely to the end – the abysmal authority of man or the testimony of JESUS? Who is your hero, and in whom is your faith grounded – men who are and love to be seen, or GOD and HIS CHRIST who are unseen? In what is your faith grounded – the sinking sands of men and their traditions, or the oracles of ALMIGHTY GOD? What you believe unequivocally identifies who you believe.

Understand that many peddlers of the dispensational pre-tribulation rapture have grown very wealthy through their flesh-pleasing TV shows, DVD’s, book sales and seminars as they SELL their message! Of pre-tribulation and secret rapture preachers and teachers, saints beware: “Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch” (Matt. 15:14). God wants to sustain each of His children in vibrant truth, but in order for that to be a reality we must believe the testimony of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Marlin J. Yoder

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International Religious Intrigue

Friday, April 26, 2019

Let the truth and glory of the cross of Jesus Christ and His resurrection dwell richly in our heart, mind, spirit and soul as we remember with thanksgiving the Cornerstone of our faith, our great and faithful God and Savior Jesus Christ, for death and hell could not keep Him in the grave!

“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psa. 103:1–5).

Some Christians believe that Jared Kushner, because he is extremely wealthy, has a charismatic nature, and has been drafting a Middle East peace plan since President Trump was inaugurated, and owns an office building with an address of 666 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, N.Y., that he is the biblical Antichrist. But that’s entirely false.

Undetected by most, Antichrist has already been building his One World Religion via deception and false unity now for many years. But it’s not Kushner, he doesn’t fit the biblical descriptions of “the son of perdition”. The first of many truths in that regard is that he is married to Ivanka Trump and they have three children together. And God says of Antichrist that “He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women” (Dan. 11:37).

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But what is possible is that because Jared Kushner is Chief White House Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, and thus has international influence, and is anti-Christ in his Orthodox Jewish religion, he could draft the Middle East peace plan, but have the more globally prominent and revered “man of sin” (2 Thess. 2:3) administer the “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27) to the Jewish-hating nations of the Middle East and the whole world.

A quality that endears Jared Kushner to Israel is the fact that he is an Orthodox Jew. And his wife, Ivanka Trump, has converted from Christianity to Judaism, meaning she had to deny her Christian faith! Orthodox Jews hate Christ. With the same malice expressed by first generation AD national Israel, Orthodox Jews yet reject Christ and His testimony of being the Son of God. Demanding their will of 2,000 years ago they “answered [Pilot] and said, ‘His blood be on us and on our children’” (Matt. 27:25). And so it remains today. Pray for their conversion.

Important to the end-times, Jared Kushner is hostile to Jesus Christ. His international influence provides him

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both the motivation and opportunity to attempt destroying the Christian claim that knowing Christ equals peace. The history of Roman Catholicism’s violence and death, however, stands in stark contrast to that claim, as the world largely views Christianity through the lens of Catholicism. The Middle East peace will be Antichrist showing the world that his One World Religion and not Rome’s historically violent Christianity, nor divisive Judaism holds the keys to world peace, and Kushner could be the agent through whom that Antichrist transition occurs.

The current pope, or his successor, will ultimately abandon false Roman Catholicism and exalt “himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thess. 2:4). Thus he overcomes the world’s perception of false Christianity’s violent past, and Orthodox Judaism’s rejection of Christ, to establish his own One World Religion given him by Satan. The world and Orthodox Jews will rejoice over their “new messiah”. But “when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape” (1 Thess. 5:3).

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The temporal peace over which the world rejoices will be shattered by its author forty-two months after its beginning, and will suddenly be replaced with four mid-tribulation events and the mark of the beast that will terrify those not prepared or counted worthy to escape. “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).

Because reborn Israel has now aged 71 years, and Jesus said the generation that sees that would not pass away “till all these [end-time] things take place” (Matt. 24:32–35), and God identified a generation as 70 to 80 years according to Psa. 90:10, only about two years remain until the final seven years of this present age begins. However, that “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27) could begin before two years expires. What’s important to all Christians is that we heed the Words of Jesus, and “watch” according to Luke 21:36. God bless you with discernment as you watch!

But most importantly, have you been born again? Have you repented of your sins and unbelief to trust in Jesus Christ for salvation? If not, do that now before anything else! Time is very short. The international religious intrigue now sweeping the world is deceiving many as the “man of sin is revealed” (2 Thess. 2:3), who comes “according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thess. 2:9–10).

No one has the promise of being alive tomorrow, or finding God later. God can call our life to account in the next second, hour or day. If you were to die in the next few moments, would you enter heaven’s gates or hell’s flames? The Church rarely places these stark, convicting questions before the people. And there’s no middle ground, no purgatory. When we die there is no chance for a do-over. Therefore, “Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion” (Heb. 3:15). And “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27).

Marlin J. Yoder

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Christians vs Orthodox Jews

Friday, April 19, 2019

God warned: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7). And in God’s Kingdom, the sower is the one who scatters God’s Word abroad; leaders, pastors and teachers. And just as Moses will be the “accuser” of unbelieving Jews (John 5:45), Christ will be the Accuser and Judge of all who lead people away from His testimony. In that context, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, [genealogically] there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Gal. 3:28–29).

Just as the Spirit made clear that believers “are all one in Christ Jesus”, so to the Spirit makes clear that “There is one body” (Eph. 4:4), not multiple bodies of believers being gathered and given rewards at multiple gatherings of God’s elect as taught by false dispensationalism. That dispensationalism has led to multiple abominations, is an understatement.

One of the many deceptions today is the spiritual co-mingling of Orthodox Jews and Christians. The gospel of Christ came first to the Jews, but as a nation they openly and with malice rejected the Son of God. And Jesus said to them “If God were your Father, you would love me…You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth” (John 8:42–44).

Christ lamented over ancient Israel to whom He came, saying, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate” (Matt. 23:37–38). Don’t miss that Jesus prophesied that! Christians need to wake up to the massive deceptions being imposed by false teachers!

Since the time of Christ’s earthly ministry, there has not arisen a more openly hostile spirit of anti-Christ than that of Orthodox Jews, second only to Satan himself. It’s no wonder Jesus said of them: “Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?” (Matt. 23:33). And as a nation Israel has NEVER repented. Not surprisingly, then, Christ prophesied Jerusalem would be made “desolate” and destroyed, and that occurred in 70 AD. Israel ceased from being a nation, and its people, the Jews, were scattered across the face of the entire world.

To this day Orthodox Jews still hate Christ, they just haven’t had the deceit, funding, political influence and power to promote the spirit of anti-Christ as has Roman Catholicism. Starting on May 14, 1948, however, the Jews began returning from their dispersion to the land of Israel, not by their own desire, but the power and divine will of God pulled them back just as prophesied at Ezekiel 37 to fulfill the times of the end of this present age. Consequently the Jews have gained notoriety on the world stage, but still lack the influence and power

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of the Vatican.

Orthodox Jews are among the “many deceivers [who] have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ…[and carefully note that] Whosoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds” (2 John 1:7–11).  [bold emphasis added] Dear saints, we must pay close attention to this, but many refuse!

Though Orthodox Jews loathe Christ, false teachers gush from their pulpits that Christians should support Israel financially, politically, and militarily, and donate money to build Israel’s third temple, which is an abomination, for it’s the seat of Antichrist. Some Christian men even prayer with the Jewish prayer shawl over their head! NO! DO NOT PARTICIPATE! Orthodox Jews will profane their temple by animals’ blood for the remission of their sins, though Christ shed His blood, a Sacrifice “once for all” (Rom. 6:10; Heb. 7:27, 9:12, 10:10; Jude 1:3).

In their fear of man, false teachers even tell their followers that Christians should not try to convert Jews, because they don’t need to be saved by faith in Christ. They teach heresy! God is clear that “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). And the Apostle Paul speaking of his own people the Jews, said “I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, who are Israelites…For they are not all Israel, who are of Israel” (Rom. 9:3–4, 6). [emphasis added]

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Today’s Orthodox Jew and heretical Christian co-mingled beliefs is a result of John N. Darby’s (1800–1882) and Cyrus I. Scofield’s (1843–1921) dispensational pre-tribulation rapture heresy. They birthed a new false doctrine. These two men perverted the Words and testimony of Jesus Christ. They deceived the Church by peddling an ear-tickling, anti-biblical, anti-Christ doctrine. Not a single verse of Scripture speaks of a pre-tribulation rapture. Nor does Scripture teach that God has broken up His body of believers into dispensational groups. It’s all a convoluted lie!

Spiritually, true Christians have nothing in common with Orthodox Jews, including, even, the Old Testament. Jesus told the Jews that Moses, not Him, would be their accuser, “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me” (John 5:46). God identified the true Jew, clearly saying: “he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God” (Rom. 2:28–29).

Further, Jesus Christ said of unbelieving Jews, “Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie – indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you” (Rev. 3:9). There is only one religion that has as its house of worship a “synagogue”: Orthodox Jews. They say they are Jews, but they’re not, because they have not been spiritually born again by faith in Jesus Christ.

Dispensational teachers also reject the shift God made from O.T. Jews to New Covenant saints. God first said to Jews: “if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, [which they did not] then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people…And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exo. 19:5–6); but post-Calvary, God’s Spirit said to true Christians: “you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special peoplewho once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy” (1 Peter 2:9–10). [bold emphasis added]

Is God finished with Jews? No, “if they do not continue in unbelief, [they] will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again” (Rom. 11:23). And in the tribulation God seals 144,000 from the tribes of Israel (Rev. 7:4–8). But Jews must gain salvation like any other unbelievers, which is this: “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Rom. 10:9–10); however, “he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John

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Contrary to popular evangelical belief God does not love Orthodox Jews more than other people, and neither can we, His saints. We must love and witness Christ to all people equally, including Orthodox Jews, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. BUT, not the temporal peace Antichrist brings! We pray for that future, permanent, post-tribulation peace that comes after Christ, the Prince of Peace, descends from heaven at the last trumpet, at the last day, at the first resurrection, to restore everything! It’s near, but we don’t look forward to Antichrist’s false temporal peace of “the covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27), for it ushers in the seven-year tribulation and Satan’s wrath against saints. Beyond that, we look for our eternal Zion, the New Jerusalem from heaven!

Marlin J. Yoder

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In This Interim: The Deceiver

Friday, April 12, 2019

We’re now in a highly deceptive interim awaiting the “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27a). True Christians must discern this deception and the mounting hostilities against us while our message must remain exclusive in this: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8); and that Jesus Christ is exclusively “the way, the truth and the life.[and that] No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

There is, however, a deceptive works-based religious antithesis to that message that is and will continue to be led by a One World Order-minded global leader, one who is not only respected but is virtually worshiped. He is the Jesuit, Pope Francis, the first rider of the apocalypse on a white horse, a counterfeit of Christ on His white horse of Rev. 19:11, an imposter deceptively conquering world religions. In this interim he’s already unified deceived and false Christians, Judaism, Islam, and pagan religions, even people of no religious affiliation. After he completes his unifying role, the global hatred against born again Christians explodes just as Jesus promised, saying, “and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake” (Matt. 24:9).

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The true Church is under heavy demonic attack right now by the Roman Pontiff. Do you discern his deceitful papal overtures and Mary-worship being introduced? Satan’s false church demands global unity as the EU builds its One World Order, the modern-day Babel. “Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, ‘Come and see.’ And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer” (Rev. 6:1-2). And “It was granted to him [the Antichrist] to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue and nation” (Rev. 13:7;~Dan. 7:21).  

Popes took the title Vicar of Christ, meaning substitute, or “in place of Christ”. But when the Reformation exposed their evils, the popes exchanged their vicious ways for a pretense of non-violence. Thus the Rev. 6:1–2 end-time rider on a white horse has a bow but no arrows, a force without teeth, yet skilled to go out “conquering and to conquer”. Not only does the pope’s royal throne, tiara and attire deceptively represent Christ’s, but his Papal Cross shows Jesus dead on the cross, a strong subliminal message that Christ is dead but that, he, the pope lives!

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It’s well-recorded that since his conclave election six years ago, of March 2013, Pope Francis has gone out “conquering and to conquer” global religious belief systems, uniting them as one unto himself. Several articles confirming this can be found here, here, here and here. But don’t be deceived, and don’t ever give your allegiance to the pope of Roman Catholicism. God has given us physical descriptions of the great harlot, even of her proud, pretentious royal colors.

The history and desire of the popes of Rome has always been to make forced religious allegiance under their power and control. For twelve centuries they largely succeeded by using bribes, paid indulgences and forced worship. And when that no longer worked, the next four centuries was a religious bloodbath of brutality, persecution, murder, and the creation of Jesuit death-squads. We should never think that their mission has reversed just because they now appear to be a kinder and gentler friend of the world. Their mission is yet to utterly dominate, by whatever means, all religions of the world. And in these last days their deceptions have worked very well for them.

God identifies, for our benefit, the false church and spiritual harlot in living color: “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Rev. 17:4–5).

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The papal throne’s centuries-long, murderous conquest to gain control over religions has now been all but forgotten. Pope Francis has, of necessity, reinvented Roman Catholicism as a kinder, gentler, unifying brand of Christianity. Yet, Satan’s evil spirit of anti-Christ governs the Vatican, and its works-based idolatrous apostasy continues unabated. And consider that Pope Francis has, with the help of deceiving spirits, won large sectors of evangelical Christians, even to many evangelicals calling him Holy Father! Know that, “the falling away” is unmistakably here!

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The popes desecrate the communion table of the Lord which is to be received in “remembrance of Me” (1 Cor. 11:24–25), in that, their transubstantiation teaches that upon the priest’s blessings the elements physically change into the body and blood of Christ. Therein “they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame” (Heb. 6:6). God has visually described the harlot who sits on many waters, and even since the 15th Century Protestant Reformation those who came out of Catholicism knew the popes of Rome not only fulfilled the prophesies of “false christs” (Matt. 24:24), but that the pope’s would ultimately fulfill the end-time prophecy of the Antichrist.

By physical and spiritual descriptions, God identifies for us “the great harlot who sits on many waters” (Rev. 17:1), and alerts us to the fact that “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, nations, and tongues” (Rev. 17:15). Globally, Satan’s counterfeit church sits upon many waters of “peoples, nations, and tongues”, in fact, more so than any other religious system known among mankind. Satan’s false church is practically in every country, state, city, town, village and hamlet, enticing the biblically ignorant with her counterfeit Christianity.

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Not only has Pope Francis won false religions of the world, but he’s also seduced evangelical leaders, pastors, their ministers and flocks, some pictured here but many others not pictured here. This is apostasy among evangelicals. The Scriptures reveal that Antichrist establishes a One World Religion, which was this pope’s mission since his election, the first-ever Jesuit, to lead the great harlot. If you don’t know the history of the “Jesuits”, do research and find out why Jesuits have historically been hostile to true born again Christians.

On April 9, 2019, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won another term in Israel’s general election, and the proposed Trump / Kushner, Israeli / Palestinian peace plan is supposed to be disclosed shortly hereafter. And as we consider the signs of the times and imminent rise of “the son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3) who mesmerizes the world with the “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27), one cannot help but recognize the Vatican’s role in that covenant-making process given the fact that Pope Francis has already authored two covenants with Palestine. Now, justifiably, Israel awaits its “covenant with many”, which divides up God’s Land! But “when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them” (1 Thess. 5:3).

As shown above, Pope Francis has falsely united world religions, even Islam and Judaism. He’s won the favor of the new Mormon Church in Rome. He’s wooed the Dali Lama and Buddhism, and he’s found unity with the Hindu and Sikh religions. Prior to Pope Francis’s reign, no one has united such diverse religions, but he, being the world’s pontiff, works the U.N’s 2030 Agenda of a One World Religion by the ever-increasing powers and deceiving spirits of Antichrist.

True Christianity that worships God’s Son Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth, is under heavy satanic attack, as the Restrainer of evil increasingly lessens His restraint. In order for the end of this age to come, the Restrainer of evil (see 2 Thess. 2:6–7) will altogether remove His restraint for the final 3 1/2  year period called “the great tribulation” (Matt. 24:21), when “the man of sin, the son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3) rules “with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thess. 2:9–10). Have you received the love of the truth?

Marlin J. Yoder

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