Friday, July 12, 2019
The world is now shaking and convulsing with earthquakes, volcanoes and disastrous storms, everywhere, for iniquity and violence are heavy upon the earth. But we can’t be surprised for Christ promised the end-times would be marked by “famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places” (Matt. 24:7). And He said “Take heed that no one deceives you” (Matt. 24:4).
Now more than ever is the time to believe the testimony of Jesus Christ and prepare in His Words for the times of the end of this present age. End-time iniquities now fill the earth to its breaking point…literally. The world is on a trajectory of total destruction. Are you prepared?
Jesus Christ said He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). Do you believe Him? Yes? That means there is much to endure, and I pray that you do not believe the pre-trib rapture, for IT WILL FAIL you! If people don’t believe the truth by now it’s likely they won’t even when greater evidences and catastrophic earthquakes sweep over the nations.
Greater earthquakes are coming. Jesus prophesied it, and we do well to believe Him. They’re already occurring. Earthquakes that will strike fear unto death into the hearts of many, “the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Luke 21:25–26).
Changing what God said is always from the devil; that’s his mission, to steal, kill and destroy God’s Word (John 10:10) from the hearts and minds of Christians. And when one allows God’s Word to be changed, it changes who God is, which is exactly what Satan wants. Changing what God said destroys truth that otherwise has power to prepare believers for the perilous end-times now upon us. People will not be prepared to endure to the end unless they believe Jesus Christ.
You and I will be right here on earth for ALL seven years of the tribulation. Those are not my words, but God’s Word in Christ. Are you prepared for that? Have you seen the earthquake news coming out of California? People are terrified. Many are sleeping outside their homes as they’ve had two massive earthquakes in two days. Powerful 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude quakes last weekend were followed by literally swarms of thousands of aftershocks. Does God have our attention?
God wants us, “His own special people” (1 Peter 2:9), to know, understand and be prepared for the time of the end, that’s why He gave us many details for the end-times. And when Jesus said He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), He said it to benefit “His own special people” that we might not only prepare in heart, mind, spirit and soul, but to physically find God’s safety and provision for the last 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation.
But our enemy, Satan, doesn’t want God’s “own special people” to know about or prepare for these evil days, but to blindly and foolishly feel secure in the traditional pre-tribulation rapture, which will leave millions disillusioned and deeply offended. Please join me in praying for them.
We’ve only seen the tip of the proverbial iceberg regarding earthquakes. Here’s what’s coming: “The earth is violently broken, the earth is split open, the earth is shaken exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall totter like a hut; its transgression shall be heavy upon it, and it will fall and not rise again” (Isa. 24:19–20). Transgressions are now heavy upon the earth as the spirit of Antichrist increases and God increasingly lessens His restraint of Satan and his fallen angels. But in due time the wrath and judgment of God will come!
In 1973 the United States approved abortion on demand against the innocent unborn! How could this occur in an allegedly civilized society, especially one that claims faith in the Christian God? It’s now been 46 years of murdering innocent, beautiful children, defenseless creations made in the image of God, offering them in sacrifice to the god of convenience! Woe to you America!
Is America humbled? Is America repentant? Has America turned from her insidious evils and hatred of God? Nay, but she’s become even more proud in the death and destruction to the sixty-million plus infants whose blood cries from the ground! Their cries for justice come before our God and His vengeance and judgment are not sleeping! O, America, why have you not turned to God? Why have you hardened your heart? You had time to repent, but in rebellion did not.
America the proud and unrepentant, do not be surprised when the San Andreas fault rips apart various western states; or when the Cascadia Subduction Zone lurking in the waters just off the Pacific coast, snaps and crumbles, causing catastrophic tsunami destruction. Don’t be surprised, America, when the New Madrid fault splits the land in two, or when the Ramapo Seismic fault destroys in the northeast of our nation. “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days” (James 5:1–3).
In addition to her proud self-appointed policing and instigation of wars in the world, and rather than being humbled or repentant before God, America heaps iniquity upon injustice, and with unfettered PRIDE flies the LGBTQP flag from sea to shining sea, and continues sinking in her rebellion. Her lawgivers now protect LGBTQP sexual immoralities and perversions that just seven decades ago were counted an abomination and national scourge upon any society.
Have you been born again, and prepared in any substantive ways of God, who said, “Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:18–20). If one actually has faith in Christ Jesus, he will believe the testimony of Jesus and produce fruit-confirming faith.
Jesus Christ by His Spirit invites all to “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, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:19–21). God invites everyone to “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jer. 33:3).
Marlin J. Yoder