“And there will be signs”

Friday, January 18, 2019

For the last several years I believed, and more so now than ever before, that for reasons of Jesus’ parable of the fig tree, (Matt. 24:32–35), and that “there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations” (Luke 21:25), together with four blood moons on Jewish high holy days in recent years, that all these are the precursor to the “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27). God has been sending the world, and the Church, signs of the end-times.

Jesus’ parable of the fig tree identifies the final generation of this present age, which began May 14, 1948 with the rebirth of Israel just as God foretold at (Isa. 66:8). And the Seal, Trumpet and Bowl judgments are concurrent events leading to the return of Christ. That these events will be challenging is an understatement, hence our great need to prepare in the testimony of Jesus.

Coming in just two days, in the late hours of Jan. 20th and early hours of Jan. 21st, EST, there will be another blood moon, a total lunar eclipse which again foreshadows the (Dan. 9:27) peace “covenant with many”. Jesus exhorts us to “discern the signs of the times” (Matt. 16:3). In fact, He rebukes those who do not discern the signs of the times. Let’s not be one of them.

Here are the details of this lunar eclipse: https://www.space.com/42976-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-2019-coming-soon.html. Uniquely, the article states that “The last time New Yorkers could gaze so high at a totally eclipsed moon was in 1797, when John Adams was president; the next opportunity won’t come until 2113.” This unique sign “in the moon” heralds the “covenant with many”. I continue to strongly believe that the time of this covenant has come.

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Jewish Orthodox son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have their proposed peace plan for the Middle East, but won’t unveil it for several months. Time will tell whether the Trump / Kushner plan is that “covenant” or not, which begins the final seven years. While President Trump in no way fills the requirements of the Antichrist, it is possible that his plan, could, however, be signed or put into action by, say, another more non-partisan globally respected figure such as Pope Francis who already signed a May 2015 covenant recognizing Palestine as a sovereign nation state seen here: https://www.timesofisrael.com/vatican-signs-treaty-recognizing-state-of-palestine/

Compare the above May 2015 link wherein Pope Francis affirms Palestine, to this January 11, 2019 article, https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/pope-franciss-advocacy-for-islam-could-destroy-europe wherein his advocacy for Islam continues unabated: “In short, Pope Francis has acted as an advocate for Islam. He has portrayed it as a religion of peace, the moral equivalent of Catholicism, and a force for good.” Pope Francis has spread his false narrative to U.S. churches, causing a deadly false unity between Islam and Christian pastors utterly devoid of discernment.

And the irony of it all is that the Vatican holds legal control of, not just Jerusalem, but all the land of Israel, according to the “FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE HOLY SEE AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL” dated December 30, 1993. Biblically, the office of the papacy is the only qualified force to make that “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27). And the maker of that covenant, Antichrist, will ultimately make his seat of authority in Jerusalem.

In one of Nikki Haley’s final statements as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. regarding the Trump / Kushner peace plan, she said, “It is time we faced a hard truth: both sides would benefit greatly from a peace agreement, but the Palestinians would benefit more, and the Israelis would risk more. It is with this backdrop in mind that the Trump administration has crafted its plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.” https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/US-ambassador-to-Israel-Trumps-peace-plan-delayed-for-several-months-576478

Many have asked about the “generation” in Jesus’ Parable of the Fig Tree of (Matt. 24:32–35). God tells us that “The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years” (Psa. 90:10). We now end the 71st year since Israel’s rebirth, and the generation that saw that “will by no means pass away till all these things take place” (Matt. 24:34). But as for Jesus’ return, “of that day and hour no one knows” (Matt. 24:36), however, we can certainly know the season of it to within a ninety-day period of time! Therein, it’s not mere speculation to believe that about nine years remain till the end of this present age.

Are you prepared to endure the reign of Antichrist to soon envelop the world? God has given us His Word and testimony of truth concerning all this; the Church, however, just needs to believe Him and prepare accordingly. But don’t wait for the Church to lead you in this because it will not. Here’s why: the Church is steeped in its own deception of the pre-trib rapture. And many will, with hostility, be offended when they discover that they loved that lie, and not the truth.

And the world’s scientific communities are aggressively developing the technologies of GRIN (Genetics, Robotics, Information and Nanotechnology). They’re creating enhanced humans that are millions of times more intelligent than God-created humans, just “as the days of Noah were” (Matt. 24:37), via corrupted DNA, Satan’s repeated attempt to destroy mankind made in God’s image, with his deceptive promise that “ye shall be as gods” (Gen. 3:5 KJV).

Fathers, husbands and brothers in Christ, it’s our responsibility to lead our families in the truths of Jesus’ testimony for the end-times. We must pay special attention to this, because we are the spiritual heads and leaders of our homes, not our wives and sisters, for God has ordained it, (1 Cor. 11:3). We’re commanded to provide for and protect our families physically and spiritually. To that end, “if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Tim. 5:8).

Do we confess to be followers of Christ? Good! Then let’s prove our faith by believing that Christ “must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything” (Acts 3:21 NIV), which occurs “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31); for then “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).

Marlin J. Yoder

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“we are ambassadors for Christ”

Friday, January 11, 2019

“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor. 5:20). To “be reconciled to God” redirects our earthly efforts to “whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Col. 3:17); and to “make disciples of all the nations…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19–20).

An October 9, 2018 headline at The Washington Free Beacon states, “Nikki Haley Resigns as United Nations Ambassador”. She subsequently vacated her role as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. on December 31, 2018, a date she choose for her exit from that pivotal role.

Webster’s Tenth defines an ambassador as “an official envoy…a diplomatic agent of the highest rank…representative of his own government…an authorized representative or messenger”. Nikki Haley’s departure has created a tough vacancy for the Trump Administration to fill as revealed in a December 7, 2018 POLITICO article titled, “U.N. search sputters as Nikki Haley’s exit nears”. Many once considered for the job have fallen away due to “a lack of foreign policy chops”.

Unlike Ms. Haley, however, Christians may not vacate ambassadorship of Christ without severe consequences. If the Christian’s earthly pursuits are not carefully guarded, he or she can become lukewarm, (Rev. 3:15–17), which, if not repented of will result in being cut off from Christ.

Ms. Haley represented America to the nations. The Christian, in word and deed, represents Christ to the nations and defends His truths. When Jesus came He represented God the Father, speaking and doing the Father’s will. Christians emulate that by being Christ’s representatives. Thus, it is extremely discouraging when the Church restricts and silences the end-time testimony of Christ.

But “our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body” (Phil. 3:20–21). Awaiting the Savior requires being prepared and remaining steadfast with a vision of what is to come…the end of this age is now near, and only what we do for Christ will endure.

America is the world at its best, and while there is some social good, its national best is corrupt, full of lies, deceit, infanticide, death and wars, just like other nations. And though we live in the world we are not of the world as God warns, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15).

Being an ambassador for Christ is not expedient in American politics, in fact, it would be political suicide. But didn’t Christ call us to that very thing, to die to self, to spiritually die to things of this world?  It was Jesus who said “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). That’s not an American ideal. It’s an ideal of those who have made a willful cost-counting decision to follow Christ and reject Satan’s ambitions because “the whole world lies under sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19).

An ambassador of Christ is not synonymous with being Republican, Democrat or Independent. Neither is fighting for one’s constitutional rights, or fighting and killing in America’s bloody wars; in fact, the latter is altogether anti-Christ for which God warned against (2 Cor. 10:1–6). No apostle of Christ fought in national wars because they were ambassadors of Christ, and as a result suffered persecution and martyrdom by their governments and religious leaders.

Ambassadors of Christ, however, cannot resign their calling as do ambassadors of nations without committing spiritual suicide, for “It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame” (Heb. 6:4–6). Could this account for the dramatic rise of Christian suicides?

Ambassadorship to the Lord Jesus who saved us, warns, saying, “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; [one cannot depart from God if he didn’t once belong to Him] but exhort one another daily, while it is called ‘Today,’ lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end” (Heb. 3:12–14). This is just one more biblical truth among many that destroys Calvinism’s “once saved always saved” doctrine.

To “hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end” agrees with Jesus saying that “he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matt. 24:13), not meaning those who jump ship and take their own life or the lives of others into their own hands, because Jesus is “the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). This is extremely critical as the world now faces end-time global wars.

Contextually, God said, “Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?” (Heb. 2:1–4).

Ambassadorship of Christ follows His example who said “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work” (John 9:4). Truly, just as the time came when Jesus could no longer work as He prepared for His dark hour of trial, so too, the tribulation darkness is coming when we will not be able to work as ambassadors for Christ. That time will come at the middle of the tribulation when Antichrist issues his mark of the beast, and “the woman [the prepared 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).

Time is short, so “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” (Jos. 24:15). America, and all nations will be destroyed, and anyone fighting to preserve her will ultimately be fighting against God, who said, “I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem…Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations” (Zech. 14:2–3). God wins, but the United Nations lose! Dear believer, decide now to who’s ambassadorship you are given.

Marlin J. Yoder

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“the truth shall make you free”

Friday, January 4, 2019

Welcome to the New Year, 2019! May you and yours be blessed in faith of God’s eternal truths! I pray the eyes of your heart, mind and soul are open to realize that we live in the last days, but more specifically, that ours is the final generation of this present age according to the testimony of Christ in His parable of the fig tree at Matt. 24:32–35.

To begin the New Year, I want to address two issues: 1) why I write thefridayletter.com, and 2) the snare of indoctrination, a dangerous place of Christian and social beliefs that restricts one’s ability to believe anything beyond the indoctrination in which he or she was taught to believe.

First, I write thefridayletter.com because, in Christ, I love you and care deeply about the eternal destiny of both believers and unbelievers. I’ve invested time, study and prayer to learn that we must endure the final seven years of this age, and that there will not be a pre-tribulation rapture as promised by most denominational churches; a message for which there is not a single verse of Scripture. Yet, unsuspecting millions have been indoctrinated to believe the totally false pre-trib rapture; their hope is built, not on Jesus’ Words, but on the sinking sands of the tradition of men.

I also take with deep sobriety the promise of Jesus that in the final seven years “many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another” (Matt. 24:10). I don’t want that to occur with even one person in my sphere of influence. Yet, I know that “concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him…that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3).

I want to help people believe Christ who is the truth, to personalize His testimony and not relegate it to others, as do those of dispensationalism. I know too that the wickedness of Nimrod who built the Tower of Babel and changed his DNA when he “began to be a mighty one” (Gen. 10:8) is today actively at work to transform mankind’s DNA to being a god gaining immortality. Technologically, humanity has returned to the transhuman days of Noah, and the transgender days of Lot, both of which Jesus said would mark the end of this present age.

The times of the end require sincere preparation, but the Church is not addressing truths of the tribulation that will soon envelop the world. And multitudes will be deeply offended when the reality of the end-times breaks upon them. Globalists, by the spirit of Antichrist are creating the New World Order as God lessens His restraint on Satan for his unfettered seven-year reign.

Secondly, false indoctrination must be exposed, (Eph. 5:11). Webster says indoctrination is: “to instruct in fundamentals or rudiments…to imbue with a partisan or sectarian opinion”. Truth be known, we were all once falsely indoctrinated toward one thing or another. For example, much of what we’ve been taught to believe about the founding of America is false. Most of America’s founding fathers did not honor Christ, but served the Freemason’s god, the Great Architect of the Universe, none other than Lucifer, the Light Bearer.

Freemasons, like Mormons, believe in man’s deification to becoming gods. This is seen in the artist Brumidi’s Apotheosis of Washington in the Rotunda dome of the U.S. Capitol, see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apotheosis_of_Washington. The scenes surrounding George Washington ascending (among other gods) to his own state of godhood are not Godly, but evil.  George Washington was a Master Freemason. His apotheosis (deification) is surrounded by 72 satanic pentagrams, which is a highly ritualistic number in the occult and Freemasonry. This is why many dignitaries “lie in state” in the Capitol Rotunda, that they, like Washington, can also allegedly ascend to their deification of god among other gods of the esoteric enlightened ones.

Secret societies and their Luciferian agendas formed the foundation and direction of America, the democratic experiment of visionaries like Freemasons Francis Bacon and Albert Pike. 33rd Degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall’s book, The Secret Destiny of America shares those chilling details. Freemasons, Skull and Bones, the Illuminati, the Bilderberg’s, Bohemian Groove, the Rosicrucians and others, have, by satanic powers, revived the New World Order, the ancient fourth beast kingdom of the Prophet Daniel. Our sterilized history of indoctrination, together with those who perpetuate the false narrative, continue this great deception.

Our culture has been indoctrinated to believe government, its presidents, legislators, judges, the FBI, the CIA, the FDA, educators, preachers, doctors and others in positions of authority, only to now realize that “We the people…” have been misled, lied to and subjected to much fake news. We’ve been lied to about our founding fathers, our wars, education, vaccines, foods, politics and much more. And many of us have awakened to the fact that there’s a wicked Deep State secretly at work at every level of global society to destroy nationalism and usher in end-time globalism.

As Christians, we shouldn’t be surprised, knowing that Satan, the god of this age is a liar and the father of lies, (John 8:44), for “the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19). Therein, God said “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth [and this includes U.S. presidents, legislators and politicians] set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us” (Psa. 2:1–3). And for our benefit, Jesus instructs us to “know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

Just for one example, not to even mention the false narratives we have been fed regarding wars in which hundreds of millions of people have been destroyed, consider that, for the last 46 years Roe v. Wade has been American law! America has outright murdered tens of millions of unborn innocent babies in the womb and continues unabated! Yet, the majority of American politicians continue looking the other way as if all were normal and as it should be!

Consider too that America was birthed at the theft of, and often death and destruction of the Native American people, not to mention the outright rebellion against the authority of England. Yet, many pastors and teachers will remind their flocks to be subject to “governing authorities” according to Rom. 13:1–7. But post-Calvary, murders and wars are the work of satanic powers.

As for religious indoctrination? For over sixteen centuries Roman Catholic popes lorded their falsehoods and evil dictates over the common man and woman absent the ability to know the truth for lack of personal Bibles. But Johannes Gutenberg’s printed Bible changed all that in the 1450’s, but he immediately became a marked man for destruction by the papal throne. In fact, anyone who opposed Catholicism’s popes was marked for death, often executed by Jesuit priests of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic death squad established in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola.

Enter the Reformation and Roman Catholic popes lost their tyrannical grip on the common man and woman. Their indoctrination of indulgences, transubstantiation and many other false forms of worship and idolatry was finally broken to the glory of God! In the process of leaving Roman Catholicism, however, tens of millions were murdered for their newfound freedom in Christ as the papal throne was relentless in its merciless pursuit of true Christians. That day is returning.

Enter the pride, violence and disunity among Reformed leaders as each created his own denomination. From the Anabaptists who were conscientious objectors to military violence, to John Calvin who shamelessly incited the government of Geneva, Switzerland to burn at the stake and execute those he judged as heretics, to others less violent, each reformer established his own indoctrination, to gain his own following, to form his own church, and his own doctrine. As a result, today there are thousands of denominations. This link provides just a few of the many: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations_by_number_of_members

Why is this important today? Because, for those of us who grew up in the Church, we were by default indoctrinated by one of those denominations. Some of us have left the one in which we grew up to join another. Some have left denominational membership altogether, realizing that much of what’s taught today does not agree with God’s Word. Others find psychological security in denominational indoctrination, even to the point where they reject the possibility of anything other than their indoctrination…even to the rejection of the contextual Words of Jesus Christ!

Things I’ve shared today about America’s founding fathers and the Church are not conspiracy theories, but real truths–truths that require study, research and sincere Spirit-led work to expose false teachings and false indoctrination with power to hold people captive to unbelief. Speaking of Satan’s deceptions, God said “we are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Cor. 2:11), yet, many professing Christians are indeed unaware of Satan’s devices, otherwise they’d believe Jesus.

Pray that God helps people believe that, Christ “must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything” (Acts 3:21 NIV), which occurs “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31); for only then “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).

Marlin J. Yoder

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The World Is Going To War

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thus saith the Lord God for the times of the end: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom” (Matt. 24:6–7). God’s Word is worthy of special note that Christ said “you will hear of wars”, not participate in them.

“World War I…was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 1914 to 1918…it led to the mobilization of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans… An estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a direct result of the war, and it also contributed to later genocides and the 1918 influenza pandemic, which caused between 50 and 100 million deaths worldwide.” (Wikipedia) The work of Satan.

World War II…was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945…[it] eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis…World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust…premeditated death from starvation and disease, and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.” (Wikipedia)

WWI caused the deaths of about 16 million people, plus “genocides and the 1918 influenza pandemic, which caused between 50 and 100 million deaths worldwide”; while WWII added another “50 to 85 million fatalities” plus “premeditated death from starvation and disease”. Post-Calvary wars are NOT the work of God but of Satan, who “does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10), and Christians must be prepared to live in that truth.

“When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, ‘Come and see.’ So I looked, and behold a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to him over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth” (Rev. 6:7–8).

Make no mistake here: wars and the born again Christian are NOT synonymous. They are at great opposition one with another. Christians serve the light of Christ, but war serves the hideous darkness of Lucifer. The apostle Paul under inspiration of the Holy Spirit addressed this issue.

For vernacular clarity I quote from the NIV: “By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am ‘timid’ when face to face with you, but ‘bold’ toward you when away! I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we [saints] live by the standards of this world. For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete” (2 Cor. 10:1–6). Seven times “we” is used, meaning the saints.

The same apostle who wrote the above, also said, “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you” (Phil. 4:9). Do not miss the conditional prerequisite to “the God of peace” being with those of us who believe. As Christians, we believe and defend the post-Calvary Word of the Lord and not the fallen warring dictates of national/globalist rulers over us. Christians are Christ’s ambassadors, not the worlds.

Christians are to be subject to governing authorities, (Rom. 13:1–7), UNLESS that subjection conflicts with God’s commands because “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). But many are not spiritually equipped to withstand worldly mocking, rejection and ridicule for believing God, who by faith is unseen, rather than earthly governing authorities who are seen.

In these end-times the world is going to war, and war serves the purposes of Satan in the destruction of mankind made in the image of God, and now is the time every believer needs to decide on whose side he or she will be on – God’s side or the side of national/globalist dictates, for, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon” (Matt. 6:24). Wars are about money, power and control, and the god of this age, Satan, commands them.

Decide today that you will be found in obedience on the side of Christ and His commands, for His Kingdom is a matter of “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17), which is impossible among the “wars and rumors of wars” of men and their greed for money, power and control, which always results in the death and destruction of people made in the image of God. Even an elementary understanding of faith in Christ discerns these truths.

And to those who would point to the Old Testament examples of God commanding ancient Israel to “go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey” (1 Sam. 15:3), please know the truth, that God commanded ancient Israel to destroy a non-redeemable people who had corrupted their God-created DNA with the seed of Satan through sexual relations with fallen angels, which in fact led to Noah’s flood (Gen. 6:1–4) and continued “also afterward” (Gen. 6:4). There are voluminous end-time truths here that the Church is not disclosing.

But know this: the world will soon be embroiled in unprecedented wars that will kill “a fourth” (Rev. 6:8) of mankind, and then another “third of mankind” (Rev. 9:15) because Satan knows his time is short. And he wants you to ignore God’s commands for you and participate in those wars. But as Christians we must decide beforehand and “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15), be it the god of this age, or Christ our Savior. We must be patient through affliction, for, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22).

Wars are integral to Satan’s end-time plan of destroying mankind made in the image of God as seen in the 20th century. And wars will continue to the end of this age as elite globalists agree that global population must be reduced to 500 million as revealed on the Georgia Guidestones.

Our mission as God-honoring, and redeemable fellowman-loving believers, should we decide to accept it, is as Jesus said to the persecuted Church: “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer…Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Rev. 2:10).

Marlin J. Yoder

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The Second Advent of Christ

Friday, December 21, 2018

From the Old Testament prophets who by God’s Spirit foretold the virgin birth of Jesus, every detail and biblically authoritative proof of Christ’s first advent is boldly preached and taught. And rightly so. But what’s become of the equally important details of Christ’s second advent?

The virgin birth of Christ and His love for people by coming to redeem the fallen estate of humanity to save “Whoever desires to come after Me” (Mark 8:34a), removes all doubt that Christ is indeed the only true God and Savior, able to convert the soul who is willing to “deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Mark 8:34b). All the biblical truths of Christ’s first advent are true whether believed or not.

But why is it that Christ’s first advent of two thousand years ago gets so much attention while His soon-coming second advent, which incidentally has far more biblical details, gets so little? Is it because people of the Church feel non-threatened by that which is past, but threatened by that which is to come? Why the great imbalance of teaching Christ’s two advents?

Christ’s second advent does not receive even a tenth of the attention as His first. The disparity is remarkable. Not just at Christmas, but throughout the year, many will pontificate every biblical truth as to why Christ’s first advent is true, while even more biblical details surrounding His second advent fall silent.

Christ’s first advent is annually displayed in manger scenes all across America, though great resistance is now mounting to prohibit from public display those scenes. But why are there not also scenes of His second advent when He descends from heaven, not as an Infant, but as the reigning King of Glory, to gather His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31)?

With Christ’s first advent two-thousand years behind us, should not every pastor and teacher who loves “the King of kings and Lord of lords” (1 Tim. 6:15) boldly proclaim all the prophetic truths of His second advent to which every believer looks forward with anticipation? YES! But it’s not like that. Why? Is it for fear?

Or is it because men haven’t remained close to Christ’s testimony and taught theological confusion of His second advent and people don’t know which of the choices they’ve been told to believe is correct – whether Christ’s descent from heaven for the gathering of saints is a pre, mid, pre-wrath, or post-millennial event? If one doesn’t know the truth, it’s very confusing. The truth is, however, God taught only one second advent of Christ, and it’s none of the above. All one needs to do is believe the testimony of Jesus Christ.

God said Christ “must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything” (Acts 3:21 NIV) which occurs “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31); for only then “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 above truths require sincere and thoughtful preparation, which to many, sounds uninviting, even difficult, and we live in a Church age when most refuse to deal with the difficult. Yet, that’s what Christ promised those who choose to follow Him when He said “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matt. 7:13–14).

We have entered the end-times and Christians must be prepared for the economic collapse, the global wars, and the apocalypse now imminent, but the Church remains largely silent and every Christian should ask why? Governments are uniting to create the New World Order, and ramp up the disarming of citizens, which will come to America. The U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will advance regardless of the human, economic and social tolls.

Pope Francis is even now betraying his own church, having grown very friendly toward communist China which persecutes all religions including Roman Catholicism. Globalists weaponize the weather by aerial spraying of toxic compounds and it’s creating deadly weather: see www.geoengineeringwatch.org. Foods are being weaponized with growth hormones, and our grains are genetically modified: www.gmoevidence.com. Both make people sick and dependent on big pharma, as “those who destroy the earth” (Rev. 11:18) not only cause climate change, but mandate global population reduction and work tirelessly toward that end.

Many Christians refuse to believe that agents of Satan will temporarily win this end-time battle. For example “Jon Hamill, co-founder of Washington, D.C.-based Lamplighter Ministries, whom supporters describe as a prophet — closed his eyes tightly and shouted above the chattering: “In Jesus’ name, we declare the Deep State will not prevail!” Source: Charisma News 12/11/2018. He obviously doesn’t believe Dan. 7:21 and Rev. 13:7 wherein Satan makes war with the saints and overcomes them. It’s never a good idea to pray against God’s Word, but to prepare in it.

Determine now that you and your loved ones, and those in your sphere of influence will be part of the few who enter the narrow gate. If you stay close to the testimony of Jesus Christ and love Him with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, you can have confidence that you will be part of the gathering when Christ descends from heaven “Immediately after the tribulation”. But to get there requires much sincere and thoughtful Spirit-led preparation. In Christ you can do it!

Have a blessed Christmas season and celebration. And when your family is gathered together, take the time to discuss the truths of His second advent which is now before us. Determine one with another that you will be prepared to not only engage but endure to the end, for it was Jesus who said “But he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matt. 24:13). God bless you and have a wonderful Christmas season!

Marlin J. Yoder

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True Repentance is Required

Friday, December 14, 2018

The best friend we could ever have is the Son of God, Jesus Christ. He is the hero of every true Christian – no one else. No one! Because eternal life has been made available only through Him, only His testimony and that of His Spirit is worthy of safeguarded praise, honor and exaltation. We dare not add to or subtract from His Word, for God has warned: “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Rev. 22:18–19).

Being a friend of God begins with: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, [affirming the post-trib rapture] which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:19–21). Repentance and turning from our own will to believe and trust Christ is the prerequisite to being a friend of God, otherwise, “he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36).

We should hear much about repentance, not just from our own spirit, but especially where we attend church. It should be preached often. Though repentance goes against the natural will of every man, woman and child, it is the prerequisite of Christ being our friend. If we are faithful in this, then we will be His fit ambassadors to safeguard His testimony and to emulate Him in our lives to the very best of our ability through the strength and indwelling power of the Holy Spirit.

Putting to death our self-will (and yes, we all have one regardless of what Calvinism teaches) is vital to eternal life. And our example in this comes from Christ Himself, who “in all things He had to be made like His brethren” (Heb. 3:17). Jesus prayed, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42). Don’t miss the Savior’s Words, “not My will, but yours, be done”. That must also be the practice of our own hearts to say, “not my will, but yours, Lord”, which requires the yielding of our will.

In our flesh we often fail for “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matt. 26:41) therefore on our behalf repentance is often required. But unlike mankind, Christ never sinned, so repentance was not required of Him, but submitting His will to God was “that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted” (Heb. 3:17–18). One of our greatest temptations is to disbelieve what God said.

To demonstrate this truth consider Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. At every point of Satan’s attack Jesus responded with “It is written” (Matt. 4:4; 4:7 and 4:10). And at one point Satan even quoted God’s Word “It is written” (Matt. 4:6) back to Jesus to catch Him off guard. But Satan’s tactics haven’t changed, he uses God’s Word but in a twisted and perverse way. This is why it’s imperative that we know the contextual Word of God for ourselves. We must never simply rely on what we hear from the pulpit, because if we do, we set ourselves up to be deceived, because the pulpit is more often than not governed by doctrines and traditions of men.

Christ submitted His will to God that God’s will be done. Jesus said “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent me” (John 6:38). And again, “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me” (John 5:30). Keeping in mind that “in all things He had to be made like His brethren”, confirms that if Christ had a will that needed to be submitted, so too, we have a will that must be submitted to Him.

Consider: after Christ’s crucifixion and ascension, the first century churches became so corrupt with deceptions, doctrines and traditions of men that Christ sent strong letters of rebuke to those churches, see Revelation chapters 2 and 3. With the spiritual condition of those churches having fallen apart to that degree in the first century, how much worse have deceptions, doctrines and traditions of men become two thousand years later!

Many Christian men have relinquished their familial God-ordained headship to their wives. And they take their lead from many Church leaders and pastors who relinquished their God-ordained offices of headship to women for the governance of the Church. There’s little to no fear of God’s Word as men have raised their own will above God’s by ascending women to offices of authority and teaching reserved for men, see 1 Tim. 2:12–14. The same is true of Christ’s teachings of the end-times – men, by their own will, have created the wholly non-existent pre-trib rapture which has deceived many, but it pleases the people while many have grown very wealthy by their best-selling books that utterly contradict the testimony of Christ. And sadly, the voices of those who truly care about preserving God’s Word and will are very few.

But Jesus’ conditional warning is this, “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you” (John 15:14). Well, the truth of the matter is that Jesus commanded male governance of His Church by His Spirit through the apostles; and He also said of the end-times, “See, I have told you beforehand” (Matt. 24:25), but both are resolutely ignored by many professing Christian leaders, pastors and teachers. In many cases repentance from unbelief has not been dealt with.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16–17). Since this is true, why is so much of God’s Word selectively and intentionally ignored and kept from the people? Answer: to protect the traditions of men “making the word of God of no effect” (Mark 7:13). However, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7).

Today, God’s love and grace is over-preached, while the consequences for disobedience and unbelief of His commands are greatly under-preached. Political correctness from the pulpit is causing the shipwreck of faith for many. And the false unity of religions is now spreading like wildfire, specifically the false unity of Christianity with Islam and Judaism. There is no unity between those three religions. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to salvation and God the Father. And if you encounter anyone teaching otherwise, have nothing to do with them. We must safeguard the testimony, authority and worship of Jesus Christ now and always.

Marlin J. Yoder

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“Lord, teach us to pray”

Friday, December 7, 2018

“So He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one’” (Luke 11:1–4). The Lords’ Prayer cannot be improved upon, though many fruitlessly try. And especially in today’s end-times, even church leadership looks elsewhere for guided prayer, which often comes from within their own ranks.

To demonstrate this end-time truth, several years ago an evangelical minister, Mark Batterson, wrote a book on prayer called “The Circle Maker” which took the Church by storm. The book was an instant best-seller, and Batterson received praise and evangelical acclaim akin to a rock star. But entirely contrary to biblical Christian reasoning, the prayer Christ taught didn’t even make honorable mention in his book! Instead, Batterson’s hero is an unbiblical first century BC Jewish sage named Honi who customarily drew a circle in the sand, then stood in that circle until God allegedly answered his prayer. Of course, nothing in God’s Word even suggests such an approach to prayer, nor to the making of big “audacious” prayers as Batterson instructs.

In what is today biblically certifiable proof of the end of this age with the transhuman days of Noah (Matt. 24:37), the transgender days of Lot (Luke 17:28), and those who destroy the earth (Rev. 11:18) – all humanity but especially Christians are now targeted for destruction by Satan’s agents and spirit of Antichrist. Mankind is being systematically destroyed in numerous ways, of which the worst is yet to come via wars, disease, pestilence, drought, famine and fire from God above, which is all biblically foretold. Therefore, now is the time for effectual fervent prayer.

Many authors have learned that they can write a best-seller book by ignoring the testimony of Christ and replacing it with ear-tickling story lines and doctrines that turn people’s “ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Tim. 4:3–4). It’s very common for best-seller Christian books to exclude the testimony of Jesus Christ and replace it with humanistic ideas pleasing to the flesh. But only the spiritually foolish pursue and laud books that diminish the testimony of Jesus. God help the Church, for it is now being sifted for purity and holiness.

Effective prayer is vital to the Christian’s life, and should be modeled after the testimony of Jesus. In fact, if we love God who has given us conversion new birth faith by His Spirit, is it not only natural to exalt in the prayer modeled by His Son Jesus Christ? Of course! But Jesus and His testimony wasn’t popular in His day, nor is He or it today. But for we who would endure to the end to see our Lord and Savior face to face, the testimony of Jesus is utterly vital, but only a few will enter that unpopular narrow gate and difficult path as Jesus foretold, (Matt. 7:13–14).

Maybe you’ve not had this thought before, but Jesus’ model prayer includes an imprecatory portion, meaning decreed judgement. The Scriptures, and especially the Psalms, contain many imprecatory prayers as exampled by (Psa. 5:10; 69:22–28; 139:19–22), just three of many, and Jesus’ model prayer is likewise a vision-casting prayer of judgment of what will occur. And the saints who would endure to the end must be dressed in the love, righteousness and power of the Holy Spirit, walking in Christ’s example of prayer and knowledge of that which is to come.

What is to come? When Jesus taught us the model prayer, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”, He was vision-casting the end-time, an imprecatory matter. So should we. And for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, it requires the literal physical and spiritual destruction of every earthly nation, government and kingdom of mankind! See Dan. 2:34–35, 44–45 and Rev. 11:15–18. But the precursor to that overthrow is seven years of difficult tribulation for which most Christians are not prepared.

In days to come, one thing is certain: Christians will neither desire, nor even consider Mark Batterson’s exalted Honi the circle maker when the crush of the end-times is upon them. Many today who profess faith in Christ will wait until disastrous end-time events are upon them before actually turning to God’s Word to find out what went wrong with their prayer life and idolatry of false doctrines and traditions, if offense doesn’t first carry them away. Nor will people seek out William P. Young’s book, “The Shack”, though being an abomination was, again, a best-seller taking the Church by storm as Young portrayed God and the Holy Spirit in the female gender, and Christ the Son as being unnecessary for salvation! God forbid!

Of urgency, Christians must fervently pray for God’s knowledge and truth. An 11/29/2018 Breaking Israel News headline says “Sanhedrin Invites 70 Nations to Hanukkah Dedication of Altar for the Third Temple”. Orthodox Jews believe their messiah [the Antichrist] is about to be revealed and will allow the building of their third Temple. And they’re right! But Orthodox Jews hate Jesus Christ and thus have no spiritual connection to salvation. But the spirit(s) within them agrees with the spirit of Antichrist knowing that his time has come, and thus they’ll receive their false messiah, the one who “shall confirm a covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27) for seven years.

I urge every Christian to fervently pray in holiness and reverent fear of Jesus Christ who is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), to desire being equipped in His testimony and not the pre-trib rapture traditions of men. Time is truly short! As nation’s rage, we are now close to the destruction and chaos of the seven-year tribulation and God the Father wants you to believe the testimony of Jesus Christ that you might be prepared. So let’s cry out, “Lord, teach us to pray”!

God said Christ “must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything” (Acts 3:21 NIV) which occurs “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31); for only then “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). Please pray!

We hallow God’s name by believing what He said applies to us, not making His end-time truths applicable to others. And when we pray “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”, we make our vision-casting imprecatory prayer as Jesus taught. Therefore “Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! [Even within our own hearts!] Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the Lord is coming, for it is at hand” (Joel 2:1).

Marlin J. Yoder

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“What is your reading of it?”

Friday, November 30, 2018

Jesus made it very clear that salvation faith is by entering the “narrow gate and difficult path” (Matt. 7:13–14). We do that by choice. But many, under the seduction of an easy belief in Jesus, but not necessarily believing Him (John 3:36), or just being morally good, or fortunate enough to be predestined, or doing the best one can, erroneously conclude that they have eternal life.

Many sincerely believe that if they attend or work in church or small group, they’ve done their duty and mentally check the “I’m saved” box. But they are sincerely wrong. They measure by feelings of churchy performance, happiness and acceptance in those venues as to whether or not their soul has confidence of eternal life. The measure used is quite deceptive and departs from the “first count the cost” (Luke 14:28) measure as clearly set forth by the Lord Jesus Christ.

I will not forget a man, a church worker I met over a meal. As is my custom, I try to work into such meetings God’s salvation by faith, to which he replied, “Yes, one of the greatest things I learned from my pastor was that it wasn’t my choice”. I was profoundly saddened for that man, for his confession revealed his captivity to the Calvinist predestined heresy. In his mind he had somehow made God’s predestined list without his will ever being involved. That’s impossible!

By the Calvinist’s own belief, he cannot be certain of his own salvation since he’s never seen God’s predestined list of the saved and doomed. It’s fatalistic! But here’s what God said: “For whom He foreknew, [with strong emphasis thereon] He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Rom. 8:29). We must never separate God’s Word “predestined” from His “foreknowledge”! Just because God “foreknew” all things, even the sparrow that falls from a tree, does NOT mean that God willed, or “predestined” that sparrow or man to life or death!

In the Scriptures Jesus encountered a certain lawyer who was, like many today, looking to check a box of justifying himself as having eternal life, and asked, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 19:25). Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” And the lawyer answered Jesus, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27). And Jesus said, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live”. But the lawyer “wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” (Luke 10:29).

You know the account. Jesus made it clear that everyone is our neighbor. And on the believer’s behalf his ability to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself”, requires a weighed, thoughtful and surrendered act of one’s own will. We were not created robotic, but were given our own will.

True salvation faith and love for God does not defend self-willed beliefs, nor defends traditions of men that make God’s Word “of no effect” (Mark 7:13). Love for God and fellowman does not sugar-coat hard truths that otherwise have power to convert the rebellious traditions-bound heart to actually believe what Jesus taught. It does not protect and soften the blow of a broken will by falling upon the Rock of Christ in humble self-denial, repentance and confession unto salvation. Similarly, love for a child does not protect it from correction for self-willed wrongs.

Jesus said: “Whoever falls on that stone [an act of ones will] will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder” (Luke 20:18). By one’s own choice he will either fall upon the Rock of Christ in humble repentance and brokenness to love God and neighbor as oneself, or that Rock will one day crush the deceived. Religious political correctness so prevalent today silences the difficult teachings of Christ that oppose the flesh and traditions of men, with the testimony of Jesus often being subverted to make true faith appear an easy event. But that is not love for God.

From Christ, our great commission as Christians, is to “make disciples of all nations…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded” (Matt. 28:19–20). That’s not for the faint, but requires a greater love for God and His Word than people’s feelings. Leading people to faith in Christ and making disciples of them is our mandate, but to not then prepare people to endure the times of the end according to what Jesus taught, and their end is offense and hating one another just as Jesus Christ forewarned at (Matt. 24:10), of what good, then, was our discipleship!

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6)? If we truly believe that, we will accordingly teach His end-time message without regard for traditions. Yet ministers protect their dispensational pre-trib rapture tradition that opposes Jesus’ testimony. That’s not love for God or fellowman, but shows partiality and contempt for God and His Word, and for one’s neighbor.

Knowing and teaching the full counsel of God’s Word is vital to bearing fruit, not just now but in the seven-year tribulation to come. If one doesn’t know the testimony of Jesus for the time of the end, how can he or she be effective in helping to prepare others who need to also be prepared to endure the end? If we love God and our neighbor, we will equip ourselves and our neighbor in Jesus Christ’s truths relevant to the end-times, otherwise we become fruitless hypocrites.

One of the promises of God says, “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He [the Father] takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2). Bearing fruit to the truths of Jesus for the time of the end is vital, and proves that we love God and neighbor. Non-disclosure, however, of the “narrow gate and difficult path” and the time of the end proves that one’s love is misplaced, even absent from God and our neighbor.

When mankind fell, God’s assessment of man was not “Total Depravity” as falsely claimed by Calvin-followers, for God said of fallen mankind, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil” (Gen. 3:22), which destroys Calvinism’s claim that man has no ability to choose between right and wrong, good and evil, God or Satan. Fallen mankind has a will, and by that will has the ability to positively accept, or negatively reject the gospel clearly revealed from Genesis to Revelation. Anyone who teaches otherwise is a false teacher. Period. And I encourage you in the love of Christ to completely disassociate yourself from the teachings of Calvinism.

I further encourage you to disassociate yourself from the dispensational pre-trib rapture lie from hell arrayed against you to make you unprepared from enduring to the end. Not a single verse of Scripture affirms the pre-tribulation rapture which is wholly based on assumption, conjecture and wishful thinking. You can correct that by believing the uncompromised testimony of Christ.

Marlin J. Yoder

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Transparency vs Secrecy

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Gen. 6:1–4 fallen angel, seed of Satan, of Noah’s day has returned at the time of the end as Jesus promised at Matt. 24:37, but its arrival was cloaked in the Dan. 12:4 20th century increase of knowledge and technological advances, with human DNA again coming under Satan’s attack.

Recently, in the early morning the Spirit woke me to meditate on the great gulf between God’s open revelation of Himself in Christ, His love, intentions, purposes, and His decreed time of the end of this present age, as compared to the deceptively stealth non-disclosure of Satan’s lies, his intentions and purposes to blind and deceive the Church and all humanity made in God’s image.

God’s proactive revelations of Himself in Christ are wide open to all in His creation of the world, the universe, in mankind, and in His Word. But Satan’s reactive revelations of himself are in top secrecy mode intent on destroying mankind, metaphorically, like the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber designed by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Air Force is built to destroy an enemy people.

“The B-2 Spirit’s Design Is An Optical Illusion – While the focus of the B-2 Spirit’s design is to fool radar, it also works to fool the human eye. The B-2 Spirit is indeed a flying optical illusion. Viewed from one angle, and the aircraft is a thin line—a ‘flying wing’, as the design is called. Viewed from a slightly different angle, and the whole thing becomes a bulbous flying torpedo. This makes the B-2 difficult to spot in the skies, and potentially difficult to identify.” Source: https://militarymachine.com/b-2-bomber-facts/

Satan’s deceptions are also an optical illusion – he also works to fool the human eye, spirit and mind. Viewed from one angle he’s “an angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14), and viewed from another he’s “like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8), and from another “he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44), all requiring spiritual discernment known only through the born-again, Spirit-filled heart. But the non-born again human spirit will never discern these.

“Stealth aircraft rely on a lot of things: proper shape and profile, electronic countermeasures, the training of the pilots and crew.” (Same source) So too, Satan’s deception relies on trained agents in spiritual countermeasures of shape and profile so people won’t see them as, “ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing” (Matt. 7:15) causing people to “not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Tim. 4:3–4).

Truth and transparency are from God – secrecy and illusion are from Satan. And the arrival of Noah’s days has flown into our time right under the spiritual radar of discernment designed for the saints that we might be aware of the signs of the times. But many Christians, due to the false pre-trib rapture lie, are spiritually asleep to this while a few of us battle against spiritual forces that would keep the return of Noah’s days secretly veiled from believers. It’s a spiritual battle that few are willing to undertake because it means fighting against the traditions of men.

In the same context secret societies like the Illuminati, Freemasons, The Bilderberg Group, Bohemian Grove, Skull and Bones, Rosicrucians and The Knights Templar, are satanically oriented organizations operating under cover of stealth and illusion to deceive. And a true Christian will have absolutely no association with them except to “expose them” (Eph. 5:11) for the servants of the New World Order they are. By design secret societies aid the development of technologically corrupting human DNA to usher in the irreversible mark of the beast, becoming demigods to wage the ultimate war against the God of the Bible at Armageddon.

Today, many voluntarily submit their DNA samples to organizations like, Family Tree DNA, 23 and Me, Ancestry DNA and Genographic Project. Law enforcement now routinely uses DNA to solve otherwise unsolvable cases. Globally, we have been conditioned and are now acclimated to technological advancements that promise higher living standards, longevity of life, the eradication of illness, disease, and even the God-like possibility of immortality.

Six millennia ago Satan tried to erase humanity by corrupting human DNA that makes humans the unique fingerprint and image of God. That’s why God destroyed the world of that time with a flood. But largely undetected, Satan is again doing the same thing at the end of this present age as foretold by Jesus Christ, but the Church is not teaching Christians of these deceptions now ushering in biblical Revelation events that will lead to global wars and chaos under the seven-year rule of Antichrist, “the man of sin…the son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3).

Consider that God said of His saints: “But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not of the night, nor of darkness” (1 Thess. 5:4–5). Yet, many professing Christians walk in the darkness of ignorance, knowing little to nothing of the days of Noah now technologically developing against them. And God warned: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4:6).

Humanity has been being conditioned for many decades to not only accept but desire the very technological advancements that are leading to the mark of the beast. And its Satan’s ultimate goal to deceive “with all unrighteous deception…And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie” (2 Thess. 2:10–11). God’s open transparency saves if received by true faith wherein one prepares, but Satan’s illusive secrecy deceives and kills. Thus, knowing and believing God’s truth is paramount to faithfully enduring to the end, Matt. 24:13.

“And he [Antichrist’s false prophet] causeth all…to receive a mark” (Rev. 13:16 KJV). Strong’s Greek says this means “of one’s own accord to give one something, to his advantage…to bestow a gift…to grant, give to one asking, let have…to supply, furnish, necessary things”. The mark will not be seen as something terrible, who would want that? Quite the opposite, like our cell phones, for example, it will be offered on the guise of being needful and pleasant, even life-enhancing. Who wouldn’t want that! But inwardly, the “necessary thing…received” to one’s “advantage” will change one’s genetic code that created him or her in the image of God.

The changing of mankind’s genetic code is what caused God to “destroy man…from the face of the earth” (Gen. 6:7) in Noah’s flood. The same technological ability, however, to change man’s genetic code has returned today with the outpouring of the Dan. 12:4 knowledge. In fact, fallen angel knowledge of 6,000 years ago is now here via the increase of knowledge and technology.                        

Marlin J. Yoder

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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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