Friday, February 10, 2017
Today, many false prophets blather about visions and, “thus saith the Lord” revelations of, “a new supply line” and, “the glory of God on the White House” and that America will be greater than before. They proclaim this “shift” and that “sound” and the “new thing” God is doing. But they are false prophets, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Rev. 19:10).
You must discern false prophets and their ornate messages from God’s truth, then reconcile God’s end-time Word with our day. God clearly says of our days, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Tim. 3:13 KJV). The increase of false prophets is now exploding, but their self-serving words do not glorify Jesus Christ.
Jesus said of our day, “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many” (Matt. 24:11). Let every false prophet come under rebuke of The Almighty, saying, “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” (Job 38:2). False prophets speak lofty self-aggrandizing and meaningless words, flattering the biblically ignorant, misguided, and non-discerning.
I pray that false prophets confess their sin and declare, “Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth. Once I have spoken, but I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further” (Job 40:4–5). Wars and tribulation will soon erupt, and all who taught prosperity and the pre-trib rapture lie will mourn for their terrible false witness against Christ.
God said, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good” (2 Tim. 3:1–2). This describes our day, but truly, these things will become much worse.
Hold fast to God’s Word and not the serpentine word of false prophets. But this requires that you know what God says of the end-times. Though we are in a temporal reprieve, things will not get better, but in fact, worse and worse in these times ahead; times of wars, violence, offense, hatred and tribulation, but house-churches of the first century will return among sincere lovers of Christ.
Last week I shared that “a strange god” (Dan. 11:39) will be exalted by Antichrist; that Strong’s H5236 translates, “strange god” to being an, “alien or foreign god”. That’s viable truth as relates to the end-time warning of Christ that, “as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matt. 24:37), which is the Genesis 6 transhumanism resulting in alien beings.
Maybe you thought that was fictitious or unreasonable. But know that, “Every word of God is pure” (Prov. 30:5). God’s Word separates fiction from non-fiction. Don’t allow confirmation bias to control your belief. But, “Indeed, let God be true and every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words”” (Rom. 3:3). God’s Word will be proven true.
Other equally challenging things will occur as the end-times develop. Jesus said that men’s hearts will fail them, “from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth” (Luke 21:26). That’s not a tranquil report, but confirmation bias of the false pre-trib rapture will only magnify the unexpected offense and trouble one will face in times to come.
The examples of ancient Israel, “were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1 Cor. 10:11). And God said to them, “An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?” (Jer. 5:30–31).
That’s the question, “what will you do in the end?” Pre-trib rapture and prosperity confirmation biases feel good for now, but there’s a day coming, when, what we believe now, will be proven or dis-proven. Jesus said it like this: “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matt. 12:37). So, we must ask, do our words for the end-times agree with the testimony of Jesus Christ or not? If not, unexpected offense and great trouble awaits.
Again, “Every word of God is pure…Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar” (Prov. 30:5–6). That means every Word has great contextual significance.
When I said that aliens and an alien god are part of the things coming upon the earth based upon Dan. 11:39, Matt. 24:37 and Gen 6:1–8, I wasn’t falsely hyping up the end-times, but teaching the truth to help inform and equip you in the knowledge of God, because we both know that the church is not teaching this vital information, but is actually withholding much truth from you.
Jesus’ promise of men’s hearts failing “from fear and the expectations of those things which are coming on the earth”, is tied to the tribulation, when, “many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another” (Matt. 24:10). Most Christians are clueless as to what’s on the near horizon, and offense at what’s coming will lead, “the falling away” (2 Thess. 2:3).
From The Sun, UK, 02/08/2017, “’Prepare For War!’ Vladimir Putin orders Russian Air Force to be prepared to launch attacks at ANY MINUTE – as fears of World War III continue to grow”. From RT News, 02/06/2017, “US tanks, infantry fighting vehicles arrive in Estonia amid NATO buildup on Russian borders”. The US has also increased war equipment in Norway and Finland.
Jesus wasn’t fear-mongering when He said of the end-times that men’s hearts will fail them. He spoke those truths that we might know and believe His truth and prepare accordingly. The end-times are irrefutably marked by the rebirth of the nation State of Israel, which has not occurred prior to our generation, making our generation the last one of this age (Matt. 24:32–35).
If Jesus’ Spirit convicted your heart, “of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8); and you believe, “You must be born again” (John 3:7); that He died for your sins, and from the cross cried out, “It is finished!” (John 19:30); that He rose from the dead and ascended to His Father (John 20:17); won’t you also believe Jesus that He gathers His elect, “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31) and prepare accordingly? Why not believe all Jesus taught?
God said, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18). Yet, Jesus said men’s hearts will fail them, “from fear”. He’s talking to believers. What does this reveal about the hearts of many but that they were unprepared in Jesus’ truths – like the foolish virgins (Matt. 25:1–13) who were unprepared to endure to the end? Are you prepared in God’s knowledge and truth?
God also said, “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgement; because as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17). Again, what we believe now, has everything to do with, “what will you do in the end”, and in the present case, “that we may have boldness in the day of judgment”, when we see Christ descending on the clouds!
There’s another end-time event developing. The Fukushima, Japan nuclear power plant disaster. Since the March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that caused the incident, the site has, daily, leaked about 400 metric tons of radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean, but now it’s worse. The Pacific and beyond is rapidly increasing in lethal nuclear radiation.
In recent weeks it’s been confirmed that the fuel rods have melted through the bottom of the reactor, now exposed to ground water. The radioactive rods cannot be approached by man or robot, remaining lethal for thousands of years. The radiation bloom has spread to the western coast of the United States and is believed to be responsible for massive sea life die-offs.
At the first trumpet fire and hail mixed with blood will be thrown to the earth, burning up a third of the trees and all green grass (Rev. 8:7). At the second trumpet God throws a great meteor into the sea killing a third of sea creatures and destroying a third of ships (Rev. 8:8–9). These events will cause great fear to the failing of hearts, especially for those not expecting these things.
At the third trumpet, “a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water…A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter” (Rev. 8:10–11).
Is the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster a prelude to the coming third trumpet of the tribulation? If so, it’s understandable that men’s hearts will fail for fear as there is no remedy known to man to contain the radiation poisoning. US sailors aboard the USS Ronald Regan aircraft carrier were exposed to the hot zone and have sued the plant owner, TEPCO, for health-related problems.
This headline from The Guardian, 02/03/2017, “Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation at highest level since 2011 meltdown”. And from Fox News, 02/08/2017, “Incredibly high radiation levels discovered at crippled Fukushima plant”. From, The Huffington Post, 03/12/2013, “Fukushima And The Navy: Sailors Sue Japan Nuclear Plant Owner, Saying Disaster Made Them Sick”.
If you are still believing the pre-trib rapture lie, I implore you in the love of Christ, put that false idol behind you and hold to the teachings of Jesus Christ for the times of the end. Jesus did not teach faith unto salvation and a life of sanctification, only to have you turn and reject His truth for the times of the end. Christ will forgive confessed sin, but He will not forgive unbelief.
If you do not know the peace and fear-free love of God, confess and repent of popular political correctness, confirmation bias and unbelief that rules your life. Let Jesus have such authority in your heart that you can face today and the end-times, fully affirming that, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear”. You are safe and secure only if you believe Jesus Christ!
Marlin J. Yoder