Have You Noticed?

Friday, November 16, 2018

First, this from FOX News, November 3, 2018: “Are you ready for a chip implant?” Read the article at this link: https://www.foxnews.com/tech/are-you-ready-for-a-chip-implant I hope and pray that every Christian is watching, warning, and discerning of the signs of the end-times. We must be knowledgeable in God’s Word and discerning by the Holy Spirit of every technological advancement that leads to the development of the mark of the beast, lest we might fall prey to it.

Have you noticed the West Coast of America is on fire and has burned to death many fleeing for their lives? Thousands of homes and businesses now lay in charred ruins. While God is sending judgments upon America to repent, have you also noticed false prophets prophesying that her greatest and best days are yet ahead? They lie, for end-time judgments are now at the door.

America and the Church have had time to repent of its unbelief, backsliding, immorality, and murder of the innocent unborn as our nation goes from one calamity to another. Unprecedented wild fires, colossal storms, sudden floods, and the carnage of school shootings, the demolition of Godly monuments replaced with statues of Baphomet, public Satan worship, sex trafficking of children, and believe it or not, Christian witches! America, a nation awash with God’s Word, mocks God, but like ancient Israel, will likely be taken captive by invading foreign nations.

God warns: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7). America has sown much death. One hears much talk from pulpits that “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14). But humility and repentance are absent. Turning from wickedness has not occurred. Unbelief is rampant, even in the Church where it should be discerned that we are living at the end of this present age, but many Church leaders are too busy building their own empires.

True believers know that no amount of prayer will change the course of the end that’s been decreed by Almighty God. Ours is the obligation as Christians to believe and prepare ourselves, our families and loved ones in the truths of God’s end-time Word, but few are willing to believe and teach that the end of this age is now upon us. Many are like ancient Israel inside their city’s walls refusing to believe that God’s judgment was laying siege against their city.

Have you noticed the silence from pulpits about end-time signs now leaping off the pages of Scripture and displayed throughout the earth? Silence on this subject is shameful, unjust, and ungodly, for the Lord Jesus foretold end-time events, saying, “See, I have told you beforehand” (Matt. 24:25). And if Christ is the truth, and He is, how much less, then, must we His servants be silent about the evils and signs of the times now being revealed? Every pastor and teacher who claims to love God and fellowman must proclaim that of which Christ warned.

I meet many people every day, and sometimes being led by the Spirit engage some in discussion about the end-times and the return of Christ. Consequently, I often hear things like: “Our church doesn’t teach the end-times”, or “I’ve attended church for many years and never heard end-time teachings”, or “It’s not important since we’ll be raptured before the tribulation even begins”. It’s evident that many, like these, attend a partial-gospel church, as whole truth is ignored.

Have you noticed the world is increasingly beset by demonic activity as God’s restraint of Satan decreases? Wrong is increasingly called right, and right is increasingly called wrong. Christians are losing the battle of preaching God in public venues, even in the churches. And churches that remain public venues of teaching the gospel of Christ are already curtailing the truth to be more palatable. This is yet another fulfillment of prophesy wherein God’s Spirit said Antichrist “was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them” (Dan. 7:21 and Rev. 13:7).

It’s sad to hear professing Christians discount Christ’s teachings of the tribulation as having no application to them because they believe the false pre-trib rapture. Deceivers lead the biblically ignorant to disbelieve the truth and both will fall into the pit of offense in the days of tribulation. I urge you to pray for Christians to know and believe God’s Word, to prepare in it, that when the moment of necessity comes, we will all find the safety and provision of God for the last 1,260 days of great tribulation. It’s God’s provision, but only the prepared will find it.

Until then, we can expect God’s judgment upon America and other parts of the world where Christ and His sacrifice have been scorned, His Word banned, and His saints persecuted. Conflicts and wars of unprecedented measure will be the result of nations’ perplexity, where sin is smiled upon, as food supplies and famines ravage the land. The promise of God stands sure, that at the last trumpet, when He descends from heaven to gather His Bride, He will also “destroy those who destroy the earth” (Rev. 11:18).

Have you noticed that in China, public churches are being razed by government authorities? And the United Nations in its evil quest for power in establishing the New World Order under the rule of Antichrist, (though they would never call it that) sees China as a shining example of how to crush religious beliefs that run counter to its own 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The United Nations is like the iceberg that sank the Titanic – undetected by Christians as an enemy of the Christian, willing to stop at nothing to achieve its God-hating goal.

Spiritual darkness and demonic powers of the worst intensity are now rising as God is allowing Satan his allotted time of “all power, signs, and lying wonders” (2 Thess. 2:9) and seven-year rule. Through global political powers of divisive evils the world has now been prepared for the rise of its New World Order leader, and the Church in knowledge of God’s Word should be fully prepared to stand “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:12). But consider, how effectively can one be prepared to deal with end-time evils if one doesn’t even believe he will be made to deal with them? Have you noticed the unprepared state of the Church?

For those of us who know and believe the truth, our response to these things must be to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thess. 5:16–22). Why? Because we believe Jesus when He said, “See, I have told you beforehand” (Matt. 24:25). What a wonderful praise!

Marlin J. Yoder

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“he began to be a mighty one”

Friday, November 9, 2018

First, a note about the 2018 Mid-Term Elections. Republicans held the Senate, but Democrats have retaken the House. The Church had better realize that it’s Trump / King Cyrus-moment of reprieve is nearly over. The One World Order will advance; God foretold it, and no amount of prayer will stop it; and a pre-trib rapture hope will surely fail as evil temporarily wins this age.

While the Scriptures make it abundantly clear that God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4), many desire to be God, and use prophetic end-time knowledge and its resulting technologies to create the One World Order under control of the Antichrist and his mark of the beast. It’s been developing deceptively for the last century.

With the onset of the 20th century the Dan. 12:4 increase of knowledge began its fulfillment.  Prior to that time mankind moved about, raised their families, farmed, traveled, and existed just as it’s done for thousands of years. But with end-time knowledge – technology, used for both good and evil, began its prophetically unstoppable march toward the mark of the beast.

But for ease of life, health and wealth, few recognized where this knowledge and technology was leading. The mark has been arriving gradually, not suddenly, not to scare people but to acclimate them to what would ostensibly enhance their lives socially and economically. A birth certificate numbered everyone; Social Security numbered everyone; banks, credit cards, loans and cell phone accounts numbered everyone. And in the great tribulation everyone will be numbered in order to buy or sell. People are now comfortably accepting of being numerically ID’d. The hook is set.

Here’s a pastor’s pathetic comment: “This shady character, the Beast, has yet to make a statue speak – or have it kill those who will not worship him. (Greek, “proskuneo” which means to bow or prostrate oneself before another, i.e. worship)  I will note that this “mark” is forced upon people and that it is received on their right hand (which I find very hateful to left-handed people –methinks the Beast needs some sensitivity training toward the left-handed – at least that is what our current society might think) or on their forehead.  I also am not aware of any move to restrict ALL buying and selling to this method.  If these things are not happening – or more correctly – have not yet happened – then the “mark of the beast” in its biblical form is not yet among us.”

Clearly, that pastor mocks what will unleash the most dreadful time of persecution of Christians the world has ever known. His spiritually condescending comments are a microcosm of a much broader lukewarm spirit held in the evangelical Church, especially by those trusting in the pre-tribulation rapture as they assign tribulation consequences to others.

Antichrist “causes all…to receive a mark” (Rev. 13:16). That “mark” which seals one’s eternal doom will not be placed by an external force, but will be the result of the process of one’s willing inward changing of his or her DNA, with an external manifestation. Similarly, when homosexual men “burned in lust for one another…[they receive] in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” (Rom. 1:27), which penalty can be repented of, unlike the mark of the beast.

Today, normalized life conveniences, together with all their numbers can be, and are, stolen, forged, bought and sold. To remediate, the One World Order now pursues, biometrics, artificial intelligence, robotics, genetic alteration, DNA corruption, retinal ID, facial and fingerprint scans, RFID implant chips, etc. Many industries are already using these so-called safer technologies.

Consider: when the fallen angels of Gen.6:1–4, bore offspring to human woman and so corrupted the genetic bloodline of humans that “the Lord was sorry that He made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart”, saying, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast…for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth” (Gen. 6:6–12), it was a direct result of genetic and DNA corruption by the satanic seed of fallen angels. Those days have technologically returned, but God will again intervene by bringing this age to an end.

Desiring to be mighty like the Nephilim of Noah’s days, “Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth” (Gen. 10:8 KJV). He did that by satanic DNA corruption; he changed his genetic code designed by God and sealed his eternal doom; he became the god Osiris. And Jesus said “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matt. 24:37). Man’s desire to be God persists, and DNA corruption will attempt to achieve it. Remember, God said of Nimrod and those building the Tower of Babel: “Indeed the people are one…now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them” (Gen. 11:6). And in context to the end-time tribulation, Satan will be allowed to achieve “all power, signs, and lying wonders” (2 Thess. 2:9).

Strong’s Concordance says of the Hebrew “he began to be”, as meaning “to profane, defile, pollute, desecrate” “to be Niphal” or Nephilim, followed by “a mighty one in the earth” as meaning “strong, mighty” and a “gibbore” or Gibborim, being defiled in his genealogy.

Let’s remember that God also said, “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. Is there anything of which it may be said, ‘See, this is new’? It has already been in ancient times before us. There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come by those who will come after” (Eccl. 1:9–11). Mankind has come full circle. What fallen angels taught Nimrod and others before and after Noah’s flood, today’s knowledge and technology is teaching mankind.

What Nimrod did is what the mark of the beast will do, and many desire it. It will transform people into superhuman gods, desiring not only immortality, but having superhuman strengths, with the ability to upload to the brain superintelligence, enabling mankind to perform God-like functions. Many desire being an immortal god, which is from Satan. The true, prepared Church, however, resists the mark and flees “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). But, “the dragon was enraged with the woman, [the true Church “worthy to escape all these things” Luke 21:36] and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, [those he can find] who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Rev. 12:17).

Technologies are leading man’s quest to be God and to create immortality. The powers of biometrics, AI, robotics and DNA corruption are creating previous impossibilities. Brain and body implant chips administer medications, but also change one’s genetic code to increase intelligence, to resist disease, illness and aging. When Lucifer said, “I will be like the Most High” (Isa. 14:14), he transferred that evil desire to mankind who is working to achieve it.

In the tribulation days and years to come, we will see beings and creatures that are the offspring of god-like creatures; man-beast and man-machine combinations. In fact, the false prophet is “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” (Rev. 13:15).

It’s spiritually bankrupt to mock the mark of the beast as having no impact on Christians, because it will. The world will not only want, but demand, this great technology that imparts immortality, superhuman knowledge, strength, vitality and superiority, while Christians will be considered an impediment to it by fundamentally believing God’s Word. Consequently, under influence of the Beast the world will move in violent unison to eradicate all known Christians.

“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). The rapture will not spare anyone from the tribulation or the mark of the beast, but only living a holy life committed to the testimony of Jesus Christ will lead one to God’s safety and provision for the final 1,260 days of this age. We must know God’s Word and pray for discernment.

Marlin J. Yoder

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The Love…and Wrath of God

Friday, November 2, 2018

The silence is deafening, now, as the testimony of Jesus Christ is ignored regarding the time of the end. Generationally inherited ignorance of Christ’s post-tribulation rapture of His elect will reveal its deceptive fruit in the tribulation when “many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another” (Matt. 24:10). It will be the fruit of the Church having tolerated false pre-trib, mid-trib, pre-wrath, and post-millennial rapture scenarios. But Christ did not give us a multiple choice of His gathering of elect saints, only one: “Immediately after the tribulation”.

Since John Nelson Darby (1800–1882), the father of dispensationalism, who crafted the pre-tribulation rapture narrative, thousands of ministers followed in his deceptive footsteps, having led millions to avoid the testimony of Jesus Christ regarding one of the most critical truths of the Christian faith – our Lord’s return and gathering of His elect saints. The collateral damage of this false teaching will be horrible in the tribulation, while presently, it changes the God of the Bible to a god of man’s desire and creation, one who grants our inheritance according to man’s will.

God’s love at John 3:16 is conditional, which is often ignored by ministers. But God, clarifying what it actually means to believe “in” Jesus, at John 3:16, said twenty verses later at 3:36, that, “he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him”. That’s highly critical to one’s enduring salvation, enduring the tribulation to the end at the last day.

For, it was Jesus who said that He gathers His elect saints “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), 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 Lord Himself will descend from heaven” (1 Thess. 4:16), because “He [Christ] must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything” (Acts 3:21 NIV). Avoiding these truths and believing the assumption and conjecture of the pre-tribulation rapture is a guarantee of imminent offense, even to the great falling away.

Generational avoidance of the testimony of Jesus Christ regarding the end-times has created such a deceptive comfort zone of unbelief that it now seems spiritually okay to blindly avoid Christ’s teachings of the apocalypse, though He said, “See, I have told you beforehand” (Matt. 24:25). This is how the transhuman days of Noah and transgender days of Lot have washed over the world like a spiritual tsunami…and the Church yawns, and in many cases, even accepts it!

The same generational avoidance of the truth ignores Jesus parable of the fig tree at Matt. 24:32–35, not discerning that we are now in the seventy-first Hebraic year since Israel was reborn as a nation, for which God said the generation that sees this occur will not pass away until all be fulfilled. Though nations are in perplexity…the Church yawns. Nature is in revolt at the evils and destructive nuclear waste created by man; the Pacific Ocean is poisoned and unprecedented death washes ashore, which is all part of what God promised…and the Church is oblivious.

The truth is, the signs of the end of this age are everywhere, but very few have sufficient faith in Christ to teach those biblical truths, and to equip the saints in a faith that endures to the last day. Therefore, God said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4:6). But you can change that for yourself by actually believing the testimony of Jesus and preparing in it.

I implore you in the love of Christ, have faith in Jesus’ Words, not man’s words, demonstrate your faith in Jesus by believing His Words, not man’s words; defend His Words; do not become an end-time victim of generational unbelief by believing the false pre-trib rapture. You can break that generational curse of unbelief by submitting to the authority of Christ and trusting fully upon His Words. If you do that now, and walk in His truths, He will be your shield against unbelief in the present, and in days of severe tribulation to come. If you actually believe Him and prepare in His truths, Christ will never disappoint you.

The end of this present age has advanced undetected by most. Man is destroying the earth, he has polluted the rivers, seas and oceans with toxic waste. Man is again building Nimrod’s Tower of Babel in which all peoples become one under the United Nation’s New World Order and its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Biblically prophetic end-time events are now on the word stage on the guise of normalcy…but the Church remains asleep.

The days are not far off when food supplies will suddenly fall short of demand; nations will rage as violence and anarchy rule the day; wars and unprecedented death tolls. Then many who have been taught to believe the pre-tribulation rapture will begin to say, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation” (2 Peter 3:4). Offense will arise in the Church and many will fall away from the faith.

But remember the Words of the Holy Spirit, and to conform your faith in Christ to His truths, not assigning His Words to others, but personalizing His truths for yourself, qualifying what it means to effectively believe “in” Jesus, that, “he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36). The peace of God be with you now and always.

Marlin J. Yoder

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The Beast Hiding In Plain Sight

Friday, October 26, 2018

Jesus said “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). The Holy Spirit, confirming that truth, said, “Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law” (Rom. 13:10). The fallen, natural man then replies, “And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29). Jesus answers by telling the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30–37), making known that all our fellowman are our neighbor.

Deceivers, however, and those controlled by the devil and his evil spirits, don’t really care for their neighbor or the teachings of Christ, but are self-centered, desiring their own exaltation and praise, even the worship of mankind. Some even call themselves “The Vicar of Christ”, meaning “In place of Christ”. This malevolent attack on Jesus Christ fits the office of the Antichrist.

By the example of ancient Israel it only takes one generation of people who neglect God’s Word for the next generation to abandon God’s Word. And the majority of that subsequent generation will be faithless and ignorant of God’s truth, of what’s holy, right and good, versus the devil’s counterfeit deceptions, false worship and hatred.

Please consider: for those of us born in the early to mid-twentieth century, were it not for God’s Word that describes the pretentious, self-exalting beast of Roman Catholicism’s papal throne, or were it not for the well-documented sixteenth century Reformation for which the popes of Rome lawlessly murdered true Christians who honored God rather than men, and were it not for Spirit-led discernment of loving the truth, we too would be ignorant of the beast hiding in plain sight.

In the love of Christ, and to not be deceived by the many church leaders and their flocks who today are returning to that pretentious, self-exalting beast of Roman Catholicism, I encourage you to watch this three-hour video entitled: “A Lamp In The Dark – The Untold History Of The Bible – Full Documentary, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmXBj2N9fhY. Most people can watch anything they love for three hours or more. So, if you love God and His Word, and if you want to be prepared for the beast of Rev. 13:1, this video provides revealing truths.

In the twentieth century Roman Catholicism, by necessity, put on a new, kinder, gentler face in order to survive the Daniel 12:4 information age wherein knowledge has been greatly increased. Remember, despite its murders, the Vatican and its Jesuit hounds lost their counter-Reformation attacks, but they have not forgotten. Thus, Jesuits sought a more civil and academic approach of bringing home their Protestant brethren. Globally, the Jesuits infiltrated institutions of learning, built hospitals and ornate churches to teach Roman Catholicism’s false Christianity of idolatry, paganism, lies, deceit and false humility. And two generations later…most people, even many Protestant church leaders, couldn’t care less about Roman Catholicism’s deadly pagan history.

Here’s what true Christians must expect: in the great tribulation the Jesuit Pope will make his final attempt to murder and destroy from the face of the whole earth every true Christian, just like they tried, prior to, during, and after the Protestant Reformation. Jesus said of the coming mark of the beast, “then will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matt. 24:21). And do not discount this very telling truth: Pope Francis is the first ever Jesuit pope to hold the office of the Vicar of Christ!

If you’ve never read the Jesuit Oath of Office, here’s the link as recorded at the Library of Congress: http://usa-the-republic.com/religion/Jesuit_Oath_of_Office.pdf The Jesuit Oath of Office agrees with the known and documented facts regarding the ways in which Jesuits hunted, persecuted and murdered millions of innocent Christians prior to, during, and after the sixteenth century Reformation. Though the Roman Catholic Jesuits have changed their image today, their mission of religious global domination, by whatever means necessary, remains. They have not forgotten their loss, and will soon make their seven-year, end-time effort to regain their power.

Jesus said, “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” (Matt. 24:5). “I am the Christ” is what the pompous and blasphemous title, the Vicar of Christ means! And what’s so remarkable is the number of evangelical churches reuniting with Pope Francis and Roman Catholicism. Many have been deceived! Ours is that generation that has forgotten the atrocities of Rome’s evil, counterfeit and violent papal throne.

God identified for our benefit “the great harlot who sits on many waters…arrayed in purple and scarlet…drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…[and] the seven mountains on which the woman sits…And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth…all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication…her sins have reached to heaven…therefore her plagues will come in one day – death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord who judges her…And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth” (Rev. 17:1–18 & Rev. 18:1–24). The Vatican and its Jesuits are that harlot.

The final seven years will soon begin. In part, this is why I’ve written thefridayletter.com since June 2007. It’s also why I’ve written my September 2013 book entitled, “The Pre-Trib Rapture: A Magnum Deception ‘…and many other such things you do’”. The historical truths of Roman Catholicism rejects love for God and fellowman, the very hallmark of true Christianity. Yet, that false church is deeply embedded on every continent of this world; her tentacles are everywhere, and her final seven-year grasp for religious global dominance is very near.

There is good news, however! God has a place of safety and provision for His saints who are prepared to find it, for at the moment of greatest crisis, when Antichrist issues his mark of the beast “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). But this will only be available for those “counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).

Therefore, loving God and His Word, and loving our fellowman, we must “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil” (2 Thess. 5:16–22). We must prepare in God’s Word, not traditions of men, because the end-time beast of Rev. 13:1–10 is hiding in plain sight.

Marlin J. Yoder

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“My vine…My fig tree”

Friday, October 19, 2018

The groundwork has been laid for the ushering in of the final seven years of this age, but most people are oblivious to it due to its subtle and normalized approach. The technologies that will bring into existence the mark of the beast through biometrics, artificial intelligence, genetic and DNA manipulation and robotics, are already being used today. But when did all this begin?

The event that began the end-time clock is the rebirth of Israel. Though people who witnessed WWI and WW2 believed those wars were the event, their beliefs were not based in truth. While wars, which have been waged for millennia, are synonymous with the time of the end, they are not the biblical event that began the beginning of the end; rather it was necessarily the rebirth of the nation of Israel. Since that time, the end-time beast-technology has progressed exponentially.

Israel was reborn on May 14, 1948 in fulfillment of the prophet saying, “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?…Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” (Isa. 66:8–9).

Looking to that future day, then, Jesus said, “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near – at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place” (Matt. 24:32–34).

We know “the fig tree” is Israel. “For a nation has come up against My land, strong and without number; his teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the fangs of a fierce lion. He has laid waste My vine, and ruined My fig tree; he has stripped it bare and thrown it away; it’s branches are made white” (Joel 1:6–7). Also see Hos. 9:10. Rome was that destroyer nation who in AD 70 caused the decimation of Jerusalem, and Israel ceased from being a nation.

In about AD 476, however, Rome itself fell from global domination by marauding Vandals and Visigoths causing Rome to also lay dormant until just after WW2 when the European Union was formed, beginning the revived reign of Rome as spoken by the prophet Daniel. About a year later the United Nations was formed. But Israel being reborn in one day was the single event that led to the revival and start of the second and final rule of Rome, and creation of the United Nations.

Those three entities, reborn Israel, revived Rome, and the United Nations have grown alongside each other and are specific entities on the end-time stage. But by the world’s media, and sadly even much of the Church, life is perceived as normal; and progress beneficial to all, as many false prophets magnify global unity and ever-increasing American greatness. Many are ignorant of the signs of the end-times as technology marches toward the mark of the beast.

End-time events are now occurring swiftly, intentionally, deceptively, and on the guise that all is normal. But life is far from normal for anyone paying attention and exercising discernment. The pre-tribulation rapture promised by the Church is a lie from hell, deceptively designed to deceive people of faith in Jesus Christ. The mark of the beast is now in plain sight and the Church is fast asleep concerning it. But you can remedy that for yourself and those in your sphere of influence.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION. PLEASE TAKE 27 MINUTES TO WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBDGabKZA6s Rick Wiles, of TRU NEWS, is a trusted Christian brother with relevant headlines from around the world. In this video you will see that India has already implemented their form of the mark of the beast.

The system used by India is obviously not the actual mark of the beast of Rev. 13:16–17, but is a precursor, a forerunner, a beta test of the true mark of the beast to come. And what’s remarkable is that 80% of the population is voluntarily accepting of the cashless system, replaced with a biometric system that enables fiscal accounts for all, whether rich or poor, to buy and sell.

Modern technology is mostly deceptive. It’s ostensibly marketed for our convenience, but is realistically designed to track, listen and record the behaviors, actions, responses, likes and dislikes of people. Governments will ultimately unite under one head, Antichrist, and gathering profiles on people will be vital to that end. We will see biblical prophesies fulfilled that previous generations only thought of as science fiction. And behind it all is Lucifer, the god of this age.

In the tribulation, many who believe and trust in the pre-tribulation rapture will embrace the actual mark of the beast, disbelieving its reality as just another technology enhancing our lives, and pointing to the fact that they haven’t been raptured and are still here on earth. Why? Their teachers, pastors and leaders sold them the pre-trib rapture lie, because they loved not the truth.

Leaders of nations are now in turmoil and perplexity as the spirit of Antichrist is increasingly unrestrained, forcing all nations to unite under a U.N.-mandated globalism. Leaders like U.S. President Donald Trump are opposed to globalism, as national borders are being erased, that all become one under the dictate and rule of the U.N. Nationalism with borders was God’s idea, but globalism without borders is Antichrist’s idea, and these are now in great conflict as we see the liberal Left increasingly inciting violence against the conservative Right.

But we must “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape [not meaning the rapture] all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36). That’s something that only you can do. The Church and its leadership will not lead you in this, because it has a vested interest in protecting its false pre-tribulation rapture narrative. I implore you in the love of Christ: know God’s Word and recognize the signs of the times.

Jesus’ rebuke of the religious leaders of His day are justly applicable today, saying, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times” (Matt. 16:2–3). Let that not be true of us who profess faith in Jesus Christ, but that we are wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

Marlin J. Yoder

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“Examine yourselves…”

Friday, October 12, 2018

Today, I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to issue a loving but sincere warning for those who hold to the theological traditions of John Calvin, otherwise known as Calvinism. Many hold to his theology knowing little to nothing of his life other than the assumption that he was a great theologian. Yet, his persecutions of those he judged heretical agree with the loveless works of Saul of Tarsus before he was born again and converted, and became the Apostle Paul.

Did Saul of Tarsus have great theological and academic credentials? Yes. Did he persecute those he judged heretical? Yes. Did John Calvin have great theological and academic credentials? Yes. And did John Calvin persecute, imprison and cause to be murdered the one he judged a heretic? Yes. But truth says, “though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing” (1 Cor. 13:2). Did Saul of Tarsus or John Calvin demonstrate love for their fellowman whom they judged a heretic? No. But true Christians love their fellowman, friend or foe.

Therefore, why would anyone, knowing these historical truths follow after the theological works of either Saul of Tarsus before his conversion, or John Calvin after his professed conversion? For God said, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits…A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit…Therefore by their fruits you will know them” (Matt. 7:15–20).

Like Saul of Tarsus before his conversion, and John Calvin after his professed conversion, the popes of Rome also pursued, persecuted and murdered those they judged as heretical. Calvin’s theology, therefore, of no ability and thus no responsibility, suits the natural heart of man. But God said, “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isa. 1:18), for we in fact have ability and responsibility. Man’s fall did not render him so depraved as to be without will or choice.

Anyone holding Calvin’s theology has the obligation to declare it openly. But most will not because Calvin’s first theological point of “Total Depravity” is dreadful. It claims that mankind does not have the ability to choose between good and evil, right or wrong, God or the devil; that humanity is so depraved as to have zero ability to choose. That doctrine itself is depraved, for the Holy Bible is rich with many examples that fallen mankind has the ability to choose.

I will not highlight all of Calvin’s falsehoods here, but I encourage you to examine them in light of all biblical truths, not ignoring Scriptures that fully oppose Calvin’s claims of predestination’s total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints, meaning once-saved-always-saved. And beyond that, sincerely “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? – unless indeed you are disqualified” (2 Cor. 13:5).

Consider any Protestant evangelist today. How would you view them if they influenced the government to burn alive at the stake or behead those they judged heretical? Would you follow their doctrine? Certainly not. Yet, John Calvin did it unapologetically and his theology attempts to absolve him of his responsibility. Today, if the masses understood and knew the truth, they would run from Calvin’s teachings. Why, because “by their fruits you will know them”.

Radicalized Muslims of Islam behead and burn alive at the stake those they count heretics. During the great tribulation Antichrist will behead millions of Christians because he will judge them to be heretics. That’s also the historical works of both Catholicism and Calvinism. You should see a pattern here, because “he who is spiritual judges all things” (1 Cor. 2:15).

Documented historical truth reveals that for centuries the creators of Roman Catholicism, its papal throne and Jesuit priests, pursued, persecuted and murdered those judged as heretics. With the onset, however, of the “increase of knowledge” (Dan. 12:4) and the information age of the 20th century, Catholicism by necessity changed its image to a kinder and gentler one, otherwise, Catholicism would not have endured to our day, but the same spirit(s) that created her, remained.

Documented historical truth also reveals that the creator of Calvinism, John Calvin, pursued, persecuted, and in at least one instance caused to be murdered those he judged a heretic. During his reign there was a chilling similarity of Calvin’s hatred and persecution of those he judged a heretic to that of Catholicism. But Calvinism, by necessity of survival, also had to change its public image to a gentler and kinder one, but the same spirit(s) that created it, remained.

The foundational works of violence and death by the sword of both Catholicism and Calvinism altogether miss the mark of biblical humility, dying to self, and love for God and neighbor that’s the hallmark of true new-birth conversion faith in Christ. In fact, Jesus said “love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:44–45).

Calvinism’s dreadful form of predestination says that fallen mankind has zero ability to hear or respond to God, to choose to believe His Word by faith and so be saved. Calvinist’s believe that God, by His will, saves those He wants, even against their will, but damns others to death, also by His will. Thus, John Calvin having no ability or responsibility for his so-called salvation felt conveniently justified in pursuing, persecuting and even killing whom he judged heretical.

That is not from the God of the Bible. “For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all” (Rom. 6:10), with emphasis on “for all” which includes “all” people made in the image of God, “who desires all men to be saved” (2 Tim. 2:4); “who gave Himself a ransom for all” (2 Tim. 2:6). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16–17). That’s the God of the Bible, and in the love of Christ don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Marlin J. Yoder

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“there will be false teachers”

Friday, October 5, 2018

Jesus Christ and His apostles taught the full gospel which includes the end of this age for the two are inseparable. And while many churches claim to be full gospel, they’re not because they don’t include Jesus’ end-time teaching, nor prepare people for it. Consequently, the full gospel is often silenced by traditions of men and what pleases crowds. And that partial or twisted truth is a half-truth and is delivered by those God calls false prophets and false teachers.

The Spirit reminds us that from ancient times “there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies” (2 Peter 2:1). And because false prophets and teachers will not expose themselves, you and I are tasked with it, which requires that we personally know God and His Word, and that we have and exercise Spirit-led discernment. We cannot join the happy crowds in relying on partial truths.

False prophets and teachers defend traditions of men that tickle the ears. They expertly spin God’s Word to make their teachings sound authentic to the spiritually ill-equipped, to draw them into false theological beliefs regardless of their error. That’s how the popes of Rome lorded their authority over people which led to the 16th century Reformation. But the reformers themselves then created falsehoods and divisions that remain to this day, and we must discern them.

If one desires knowledge and truth of an occupation or business, he will not simply listen to a favorite teacher, but will study proven texts of truth and success that his efforts are not in vain, that failure is not an option, that his work is rewarding and provides for those in his charge, that he is not offended at a false teacher who taught error. He studies long and hard hours, days and years to learn the truth. That’s what intentional people do, those who desire whole truth.

The same is true regarding Scripture. It is foolish to simply listen to one’s favorite preacher or teacher and assume that he speaks the truth. He who truly loves God and His Word, being born again by the Spirit of God, will spend time in personal prayer and long hours of personal study to assure himself that he knows and understands the truth, not deceived by ear-tickling teachers who sound good, and whose false theologies gain followers but oppose biblical truths.

The false teacher doesn’t really care if you endure to the end as Jesus taught. In fact, the false teacher will even tell you that you don’t need to endure to the end; that God will secretly snatch you off the earth before the promised seven-year tribulation. He makes you feel secure in his deception, but unless you know the truth of God’s Word for yourself, you will be deceived.

Christ gathers His elect saints “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), 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 Lord Himself will descend from heaven” (1 Thess. 4:16), 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), because “He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets” (Acts 3:21), which cannot and will not occur until immediately after the last day of this present age.

If you are part of the elect, that promise includes you. But if you are not part of the elect because you didn’t repent of your sins and unbelief, then you will be cast into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth; which is also God’s promise. The choice is yours. He will not force Himself on anyone, because a true relationship with Him is not will-less, choice-less or robotic but truly genuine, yielding one’s will to Christ and in repentant confession receive His redemptive sacrificial work at the cross of Calvary by true faith. The choice is yours.

Salvation is a choice of one’s will: “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God 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). Beyond that, it’s incumbent on each one to remain in the faith and not be deceived by false teachers, because, “consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off” (Rom. 11:22). And again, we are secure in the faith “if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel” (Col. 1:23).

If you’ve been deceived by Calvin’s false teaching that it’s impossible for one to lose their salvation, please know that that’s deadly unbelief, because eternal security is conditioned on faithful continuance in the faith as revealed by Rom. 11:22 and Col. 1:23, together with many other Scriptures. And if you’ve been deceived by Darby’s false pre-tribulation rapture promise, please know that Jesus said that He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” and that “he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matt. 24:29–31 and Matt. 24:13 respectively).

Note how Jesus details the problem: “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. I do not receive honor from men. But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you” (John 5:39–42), with special emphasis on “But you are not willing…”

May we be so mindful “for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Rev. 1:9) as was John the revelator, that we would endure persecution for the truths of Jesus. God promised those who hold to His truths will suffer persecution. And it will come from both the unbelieving world and from the organized denominational churches. The tribulation will prove it. Are you ready?

Marlin J. Yoder

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“it will come as a snare”

Friday, September 28, 2018

The New Testament is replete with the warnings, “do not be deceived”, and “let no one deceive you”, and “let no one deceive himself”. Some deceive by denying the physical Christ; others His divinity; others His miracles; yet others that His end-time teachings were dispensational and not intended for the Church but only for the Jews of Israel; and yet others, that one cannot choose to accept Christ by faith and so be saved, that if God wants you saved He will do it without your intellect, your will, your choice or your decision being involved, but don’t you believe it!

Each of the above deceptions, together with others not mentioned here, are snares designed by Satan, the enemy of God and man, to disrupt, distort, disqualify and nullify God’s truth in such a manner as to ensnare anyone by his own free will from actually believing the Word of Truth. That’s how false doctrines and traditions of men like the T.U.L.I.P. of Calvinism and the dispensational pre-tribulation rapture have taken root and ensnared people in the Church.

No one, free of the influence of traditions and doctrines of men, doing their own Spirit-led study of the Word, would believe the pre-trib rapture nonsense or the T.U.L.I.P. claims of John Calvin. Yet, by man’s pride, deceptive snares of an easy pre-tribulation rapture road to heaven, and easy way of a choice-less salvation with the false promise of once-saved-always-saved, attracts and ensnares multitudes from the burden of independently studying the Word for themselves.

John Calvin (1509–1564), not as an unbeliever, but as a so-called Christian theologian, influenced the Geneva government to murder by burning alive Michael Servetus simply because Calvin judged Servetus a heretic. Calvin’s theology, then, attempts to absolve him of hatred and murder while providing for his own eternal security. And today millions follow Calvin’s false theology. They believe salvation is not their choice; and that God saves or damns whomever He wills, and that mankind is altogether choice-less in that process, but don’t you believe it!

Godly love for all is the biblical hallmark of a Christian. “If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?” (1 John 4:20). And “Love does no harm to a neighbor” (Rom. 13:10). “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing” (1 Cor. 13:2). And Jesus said, “I say to you, love our enemies…that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:44–45). In the face of these truths, Calvin premeditatedly murdered Servetus.

One of Merriam Webster’s definitions of the word snare is: “something deceptively attractive”. And the truth is that both Calvinism and the dispensational pre-tribulation rapture teachings are deceptively attractive to the flesh. Both have ensnared many by the promise of an easier way of gaining eternal life through a will-less and tribulation-less road not found in God’s Word.

Yet, from Genesis to Revelation it’s clear that humanity has a choice to believe and obey God and His truth, or not. Man’s fall did not render him intellectually unable to obey God who said, “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it” (Gen. 4:7). Nor is humanity unable to “choose life” (Deut. 30:19), or “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” (Jos. 24:15), or as Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Rev. 3:20). One’s will is absolutely clear.

For many, the testimony of Jesus Christ and His apostolic God-breathed Words, are insufficient. Church leaders and pastors trained in the tradition of their personal choice teach their subjects to approach the Scriptures from their prerequisite theological slant of this or that theologian from whom they received their theological pleasure. This should not be! And the refusal of many to protect God’s Word absent assumptions, conjecture and traditions, gives many the approval to believe according to their own pleasure, and not according to what God so clearly said.

Here’s a 03/04/2015 recommended link: https://www.charismamag.com/spirit/spiritual-warfare/22701-5-marks-of-the-false-grace-message. Warning! This good article states in part: “The number of people who subconsciously or unwittingly embrace a theology of exemption [Calvinism] is far greater than those who explicitly pronounce their agreement with this doctrine. Many subscribe to false-grace doctrines without realizing their deception.”

Equally deceptive, we live in an increasingly tech-savvy world that’s hostile to God, and seducing spirits deceive many by distraction and the cares of this life, exactly what Jesus warned saying, “take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly” (Luke 21:34).

“But know this, that in the last days…men will be lovers of themselves” (2 Tim. 2:1–2). Ours is the selfie generation, where it’s culturally imperative to be liked on social media, to do or say anything to gain “Likes”. And that imperative has infiltrated the Church and its leadership with negative results as much truth is exchanged for traditional opinion and what’s pleasing to the flesh, rather than defending the testimony of Jesus, dying to self and submitting to Christ.

The end is indeed coming as a snare, just as it was in Noah’s day, but not many are aware of it. John Calvin’s theology of a choice-less and will-less salvation, and John Darby’s dispensational pre-tribulation rapture theology, are both pleasing to the flesh, but depart from the clear teaching of God’s Word. One must deliberately twist the Scriptures to accommodate Calvin’s and Darby’s theological pleasures.

Man’s choice was abundantly on display in Noah’s day as he preached righteousness and the coming judgment for 120 years as the Ark was built. Did the people listen? No, for “there were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God [fallen angels] came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. [the Nephilim] Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown” (Gen. 6:4). And these demonic beings are returning, albeit, not necessarily in the physical form of giants, but quite possibly in alien form.

Judgment floods from heaven above and the earth beneath was unheard of. But all that changed in the space of one day, for, “on that day all the fountains of the deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights” (Gen. 7:11–12). Judgment came with sudden shock and awe! By God’s promise, a flood will never cover the earth again, but this time the end will come with much blood, fire and hail.

And Jesus clearly warned, that, “as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matt. 24:37). Noah’s flood came as a snare – an unheard of, unimaginable snare, and none were prepared except those who had believed God and prepared accordingly. And so it shall be again at the end of this present age. It’s the promise of God and I pray you believe Him.

Marlin J. Yoder

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“Your gold and silver are corroded”

Friday, September 21, 2018

God gave ancient Israel the law of the Year of Jubilee…and for good reason. Every fifty years all fiscal debts were cancelled and Jews got a fresh start. But that system could only work controlled by God’s theocratic rule, because in the realm of fallen mankind, everything, especially finance, tends toward entropy. Man’s creation, exchange and use of money is destined for chaos, love of money, greed, and corruption. And in the last 42 months of this age money will be exchanged for the mark of the beast under authority of “the son of perdition”. Are you prepared for that?

The current fiscal collapse of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain are examples of the failure coming to all nations as their debt levels are unsustainable. Now the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires the eradication of world hunger and poverty by the redistribution of wealth from industrialized wealthy nations to underdeveloped third world nations, making all nations and their citizens economically equal. To accomplish this the fiscal reset of every fiat currency must and will occur. It’s not a matter of if but when, and it’s near. It’s also part of the end-time gospel message and we are wise to prepare for it.

Global fiat currencies are an imaginary, worthless band-aid for unsustainable debt – more is being printed, but not based on the value of physical gold and silver. And in my opinion it’s wise and prudent for every Christian to hedge his coming losses to the fiscal reset with a reasonable amount of physical gold and silver, because in the first 42 months of the tribulation it will be those with gold and silver who will have purchasing ability to sustain their families.

From RT International, 09/15/2018: “No lessons learned: Next financial crisis to be much worse with US dollar collapse – Peter Schiff – According to the investor, all the problems that caused the 2008 financial crisis loom even larger now. The even worse monetary and fiscal policy since the last crisis guarantees the next one will be much worse. The crisis will be similar in that government will be the cause, everyone will be caught by surprise, and capitalism will be the scapegoat, but it will be much different in that it will be much worse, Schiff said….Treasury debt will be the focal point of the next crisis, and the dollar will collapse and gold prices will soar. The ensuing recession will be much worse as consumer prices will also rise sharply.”

Do not be deceived, you will not be raptured before these events occur! Preparation by wisdom requires you to believe the testimony of Jesus Christ. The Scriptures speak wisely to these truths and Christians who believe God and prepare will be able to provide for their families, for the day is now near when paper money will have little purchasing power. But ignoring God’s truths is not good. And in the days ahead, gold and silver will have purchasing power because it retains usable value for sustainable trade, but even they, are both limited.

BECAUSE, the time is coming when even gold and silver will be utterly worthless and have no purchasing power. That begins when Antichrist breaks his covenant, when, “in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering” (Dan. 9:27) which is the beginning of great tribulation when “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. 13:16–17).

The middle of the tribulation is the time of which the Holy Spirit spoke through the apostle, saying, “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days” (James 5:1–3). In the day of the mark of the beast when even gold and silver fails, then those who believed and prepared in the Word of the Lord will flee to God’s provision and safety for the last 42 months of great tribulation. Are you prepared for that?

Great tribulation and trouble are coming to the believer and unbeliever alike. And Jesus, in His parable of the unjust steward, commending him, said, “the sons of this world [the unbelievers] are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light [believers]” (Luke 16:8). Then Jesus said, “And I say to you, [to you and me] make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, [by money] that when you fail, [and we will fail when we can no longer buy and sell] they may receive you into an everlasting home” (Luke 16:9).

Note the phrase “they may receive you”, with emphasis on who “they” are? It’s certainly not the unbelievers, for they have no everlasting home to offer. The word “they”, here, corresponds to the word “they” in The Revelation concerning the time of great tribulation when the Spirit said “Then the woman [the prepared believer, 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). Clearly, the “they” in both passages are agents of God, namely angels, of whom the Spirit said, “Are ‘they’ not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” (Heb. 1:14). [My ‘’ emphasis added]

Therefore, believers are to wisely use unrighteous mammon of this world to their benefit as long as possible. But the time will come when even gold and silver will fail the believer because we will not accept Antichrist’s mark of the beast. And the Spirit says again, “But 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, from the presence of the serpent” (Rev. 12:14).

That takes preparation! Who do you believe, Christ, or the false pre-tribulation rapture doctrines and traditions of men? As for me and my house we have chosen to believe the Word of the Lord, and prepare accordingly. In this context Christ reminds us of those dreadful coming days, “For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 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 21:35–36). Are you prepared for that?

Marlin J. Yoder

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“A prudent man foresees evil”

Friday, September 14, 2018

Earlier this week a Fox News headline stated: “MILLIONS AT RISK – Track the path of Hurricane Florence as storm roars toward US – Intensifies to Category 4. The storm, which is poised to affect millions this week in the southeastern U.S., is “expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall” to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and parts of the Mid-Atlantic states, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said”.

To ignore authoritative warnings of impending disaster is foolish. But to ignore the warnings of God for the coming apocalypse is immeasurably far more foolish. Yet, in this regard many in the Church believe the ear-tickling dispensational pre-tribulation rapture rather than Christ who gave us many details of the end-time apocalypse. As a result multiplied millions are at risk!

It’s the fall harvest season, and given the rebirth of the nation of Israel in May 1948, and many more signs of the end being revealed, the logical question is, will the harvest season of 2018 be the year “a covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27) is confirmed? It will consist of a temporal Middle East peace at which the world rejoices, but is drafted by “the man of sin…the son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3), biblically called the Antichrist. The world eagerly awaits this prophetic event.

This will occur in the fall season, for Christ returns to “gather together His elect” (Matt. 24:31) seven years later “at the time of harvest” (Matt. 13:30), “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), at “the first resurrection” (Rev. 20:4–6), “at the last day” (John 6:40), when “the Lord Himself will descend from heaven” (1 Thess. 4:16), because Christ “must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything” (Acts 3:21 NIV). But many disbelieve the truth.

When believers and unbelievers, alike, hear warnings of an approaching disaster, they prepare for the disaster in order to save themselves and their families. When authorities warn people to make special preparations, most do not ignore those warnings. Hurricane Florence now lashes the east coast and many have wisely made preparations accordingly.

So, why is it that when Christ, the highest Authority of the universe, warns the believer of the coming apocalypse, that most people in the Church turn a deaf ear and blind eye? It’s because they’ve been led to believe the lies of dispensationalism. But God said “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished” (Prov. 22:3). And so it shall be.

In the love of Christ, I ask: are you prepared for the seven years of tribulation for which Christ lovingly gave us much warning and detail? If Jesus is the God of your salvation, then I pray for you to believe Him and prepare before the tribulation disasters and offenses fall upon this final generation, giving way to the great and sudden falling away of 2 Thess. 2:3.

Are you prepared for the fiscal calamity to soon envelop the world when all fiat currencies suffer a dramatic reset – a reset projected to be seventy percent? The dollar would lose seventy cents in value. Trillions of dollars would immediately vanish. Bank and savings accounts and 401K Plans and investment accounts would lose seventy percent of their value overnight. This will occur as a preparatory step to Antichrist seizing control of global finances, also the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda.

Are you prepared for martial law as the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is enforced, first with voluntary then mandatory confiscation of firearms at the hands of foreign agents? In the midst of calamity, are you prepared to make known faith in Christ, and be His ambassador in those first forty-two months of tribulation? Do you know of God’s safety and provision at the middle of the tribulation for those prepared?

Are you prepared for the seven-year rule of Antichrist who has already, through deceit, united religions of the world to himself? Have you identified the beast system of Revelation 13 as the Vatican, the false Church “arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls” (Rev. 17:4)? Here’s a link to a one hour video that I encourage you to watch, it’s worth your time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EclnR63AeRY&feature=youtu.be

Since early 2007 I’ve taught that the Vatican’s papal throne is the seat of Antichrist. And more recently, with the March 13, 2013 conclave election of Pope Francis, I’ve taught that he fulfills the role and biblical description of Antichrist – he’s uniting the world.

Have you believed the truth that the Church is “the Israel of God” (Gal. 6:14–16), and are you prepared to hide yourself and loved ones to find the safety and provision of God in the last 42 months of great tribulation according to Isa. 26:20–21; 27:1 and Rev. 12:6, 14? Are you prepared to endure to the last day as Jesus taught at Matt. 24:13? Increasingly, there will be earthquakes, wild weather, raging seas, and famines that engulf the world.

“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household” (Heb. 11:7). Does that describe your faith? Had Noah not by faith built the ark in preparation for the coming deluge, he and his family would have perished with the unbelievers. Had Joseph in ancient Egypt not by faith prepared for the foretold seven-year famine, Egypt, Israel and other nations would have perished in that famine. The same principles of working faith apply to Christ’s prophesied end-times apocalypse.

“But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?…You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only…For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (James 2:20–26).

Yet, many pastors and Bible teachers, because of their faith in the dispensational pre-tribulation rapture, rebuke as faithless the idea of prepping for the coming apocalypse. Consequently, many will not have prepared for the saving of their household as did Noah, Joseph and so many other biblical figures who demonstrated true faith by their works of preparation. The choice is yours. Allow Hebrews 11 to minister to you in this regard and prepare to endure to the end.

Marlin J. Yoder

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