Friday, April 3, 2020
God to ancient Israel: “I will pursue them with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence; and I will deliver them to trouble among all the kingdoms of the earth…because they have not heeded My words, says the Lord, which I sent to them by My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; neither would you heed, says the Lord” (Jer. 29:18–19). And God also said to the Church: “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1 Cor. 10:11). Who has ears to hear?
The organized church today has not heeded the Word of God for the times of the end, and now SUDDENLY a pestilence has sprung upon the nations that prohibits the organized church from even gathering in groups of more than ten! To all pastors: your buildings are empty, your stages of entertainment silent; will you NOW heed the Word of Christ, teaching His truths and prepare the people in His testimony to endure to the end? Who do you love more, God, man, or tradition? For whom do you work to please, God or mammon, because you cannot serve both!
God said “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places” (Matt. 24:7). “When He opened the fourth seal…a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was death. 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). “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot…So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth” (Rev. 3:15–16). COVID-19 is estimated to kill upwards of 240,000 U.S. citizens by the end of 2020. Pastors, ministers and Bible teachers, are you awake; do you hear the Spirit?
This global pandemic kicks off two initial end-time goals. First, the spirit of Antichrist requires that freedoms be eliminated, which is being accomplished by the current lockdowns. People are being conditioned to restricted travel, movement, and forced tele-working if possible under strict stay-at-home orders, which has become the law of the land, and vacation rentals are halted. Secondly, the artificial solvency of monetary systems can no longer be ignored, because the U.S. and world governments’ economies are certifiably bankrupt. Fiscal recovery is now impossible.
This virus is a convenient tool for the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda as isolation is now being forced upon people of industrialized free nations. This will make redistributing wealth with an interim currency an easier task. Current monetary systems will disappear. And globalists, who are experts at never allowing a good crisis go to waste, will make the most of this crisis. While everyone is watching with bated breath the daily White House briefings, the Federal Reserve is busy printing trillions more fake dollars, sealing the U.S.’s inability to recover from its debt.
COVID-19 is “A crisis fit for a new world order”, and is a pre-tribulation event signaling the “coming of the lawless one according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders” (2 Thess. 2:9). Consider our time, weighing it according to Jesus’ Parable of the Fig Tree, now aged 72 years, and 8 years remain in that generation. This virus gives reason for the world to be united as one, “And all the world marveled and followed the beast” (Rev. 13:3).
This virus is but the primer for globalists to gain necessary control of world citizens. As soon as they defeat this crisis by country and state lockdowns, social distancing, criminalizing gatherings of more than ten people, bankrupting businesses, and destroying the economy, the people will by then have become assimilated to the new normal; sheeple, more than eager for their overlords to protect them from the next existential threat globalists create. After the economic collapse, very likely famine will require their organized distribution of food as people shelter in place under continuing orders to stay at home, and then forced vaccines will lead to the mark of the beast.
COVID-19 is just one event of many coming disasters. Freedoms and fiscal solvency are dead; both were required for the New World Order to control people, preparing them for the brutality of the coming “fourth kingdom” (Dan. 2:40–45). And it’s imperative that Christians be alert to and discern the first 1,260 days of the seven-year tribulation, and to discern the middle of the tribulation, at which point “the woman [the “freewoman” of Gal. 4:21–31, the true prepared Church] fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they [angels] should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days” (Rev. 12:6 ~ 14).
Life as we’ve known it will not return to normal. Gone are the days of MAGA. With justifiable reason, some experts believe there are three signs that war is coming to America! And from The Guardian “A perfect storm: US facing hunger crisis as demand for food banks soars”. Had the church taught pre-tribulation and tribulation calamities, many would have otherwise prepared.
If you’re feeling a sense of impending doom (and you should) don’t ignore it, but let it draw you to Jesus Christ in sincere prayer, confession, and repentance. Call on Christ for wisdom and give yourself wholly to knowing His Word of truth because “the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers” (1 Peter 4:7). The globalist elite have a plan to subject the masses to their nefarious plans of isolation, war, disease, pestilence and famine, all of which are events caused by “those who destroy the earth” (Rev. 11:18), but God will also destroy them.
Dear reader, cry out to God; pray for yourself, for your family and loved ones. Time is running out as the organized church defaulted on its obligation to teach and equip you in the end-times and soon-coming 7-year tribulation. Suddenly, and very unexpectedly that door slammed shut, and who knows when, or even if, the time will again come for public church gatherings of more than ten. It reminds me of Noah’s Flood when God ushered Noah and his family into the Ark “and the Lord shut him in” (Gen. 7:16). Sadly, no time remained for those outside the Ark to gain entrance to God’s safety, and our Lord Jesus Christ clearly said that “as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matt. 24:37). How have you prepared?
The 7-year tribulation is near and no one will be raptured pre-tribulation! In this we must be prepared to suffer loss, even unto death. The apostles of Christ suffered tribulation, having “trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword…wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth” (Heb. 11:36–38). And we are not above the apostles of Jesus Christ.
Don’t pay attention to soothsayers and their pre-trib rapture lie, for it will leave you wanting as “many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another” (Matt. 24:10). Jesus is speaking here to His followers, the Church, not the church that says it believes Christ but by its traditions doesn’t, as its dispensational theologians and copycat preachers and tradition deny that the Words Jesus spoke even pertains to them! They’ve deceived tens of millions of Christians for many decades, becoming monetarily wealthy by their best-selling, ear-tickling books, tapes and videos of the ever-popular pre-trib rapture lie. Its popularity should be a warning all of its own!
Many others, in an attempt to absolve themselves of Jesus’ Words that He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31) conjure even other ear-tickling scenarios, like “the mid-tribulation rapture”, or “the pre-wrath rapture”, because they are not content with the promise that “He [Christ] must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything” (Acts 3:21 NIV), though knowing “the Lord Himself will descend from heaven” (1 Thess. 4:16) for the rapture. Then, even further “concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him…Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, [Antichrist] the son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:1–3). And we know that God does not restore everything until “the first resurrection” (Rev. 20:4–6), “at last day” (John 6:40), “at the last trumpet” (1 Cor. 15:51–52).
Marlin J. Yoder