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