“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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