Friday, May 29, 2020
First, truths of the end-times are not negative if one believes the truth, for Jesus said “I am the truth” (John 14:6). Nor is anything of the end-times to be feared if one has prepared in the truths of Christ. Nothing of what Jesus taught is negative or fearful…again, if one loves Christ and has prepared in His truths. But if unbelieving, then there’s much cause to fear. Here’s why: “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). Considering Jesus’ testimony, do you fear?
And when God’s Spirit warns that as part of the end-times “the man of sin” (2 Thess. 2:3), the Antichrist, will bring the whole world under his evil control, having been given the power and ability to require “that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Rev. 13:17), that’s not a negative or fearful prophetic Word, but again, only if one loves and believes Christ and has prepared in His testimony.
Gen. 11:1–9 records the work of wicked men who built the Tower of Babel whose architect was Nimrod. “Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, ‘Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord’. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel” (Gen. 10:9–10). The words “began to” is Strong’s #H2490 and means “to profane, defile, pollute, desecrate, begin” to be “Niphal”, root for Nephilim. And the words “mighty one” is Strong’s #H1368 meaning “gibbôr; powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant:—champion…giant…mighty…strong (man), valiant man”. Nimrod, having given himself over to the evils of changing his DNA became a Nephilim, a giant, a “mighty one”, a “gibbôr”.
After the Flood it didn’t take humanity long to reject God, His punishment for rebellion, or His grace to spare the redeemable (people made in the image of God), from the non-redeemable (the hybrid offspring of fallen angels). Nimrod’s Tower of Babel occurred about 400 years after the great Flood. That Tower was to be a proud symbol to all peoples of earth that they, and not God, were in charge of their destiny. God, seeing the evil intentions of man’s heart, looked down and said “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them” (Gen. 11:6). [My emphasis added] Read that bold line again and consider the hubris of people’s total tyranny and rebellion.
Consider the proud heart of Nimrod’s leadership: “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth” (Gen. 11:4). But then God intervened, saying, “Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city” (Gen. 11:7–8). [My emphasis added] Indeed, God stopped their plans!
Consider now too, God’s promise: “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, ‘See, this is new’? It has already been in ancient times before us” (Eccl. 1:9–10). Thus, we have confidence by God’s Word that the world will again see a global entity wherein the pride of man says “let us make a name for ourselves” (Gen. 11:4), not through the building of a physical tower that reaches to heaven, but by building a New World Order to heal mankind’s problems.
And today that proud towering entity is the UN’s 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development, which is to be enforced between now and 2030 – the decade that’s begun with the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused immeasurable economic ruin, business closures, bankruptcies, nearly unprecedented unemployment, suffering, disease and death. Not a good start to man’s lofty and proud plans to heal his own sinful and unrepentant condition! But just as God stopped Nimrod’s Tower of Babel, so too He will stop the UN’s ungodly 2030 Agenda – lest “no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matt. 24:22).
The UN’s 2030 Agenda will require that global citizens unite with its 17 stated goals, not the least of which includes certifiable and traceable vaccinated health care for all, requiring that everyone be vaccinated, and the COVID-19 vaccine will lead the way. Recipients of a global vaccine will be required to prove a vaccinated status in order for one to live in community with others, and the UN’s controlled food supply will provide that security; aka, the mark of the beast. Enter, then, ID2020 and the COVID-19 vaccine mandated by globalists! Possibly by the end of 2020 the COVID-19 vaccine will lay the technical foundation for another proud tower of man’s wicked heart that will ultimately eliminate non-participants…namely discerning Christians.
And concurrently introduced May 1, 2020 is “H.R. 6666, the COVID-19 Testing, Reaching and Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act”; if passed, would provide $100 billion for fiscal year 2020 and “may award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, to trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals, and to support the quarantine of such contacts”.
“Corona Crisis Control – Digital Identification Für Alle” says “United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is in the end a technocratic plan to achieve world domination – A new economic system with a digital surveillance regime that comes with severe consequences for the freedom and future of man. It is essentially a Scientific Dictatorship that requires all things to be digitally connected to function. The Corona Crisis of 2020 has been a trigger event on a scale never seen before in the history of mankind and the ID2020 Alliance and World Economic Forum has wasted no time using it to further their agenda.” [My bold emphasis added]
Rather than being PC, fearful or ignorant of the testimony of Christ for the end-times, which marks the organized church today, true love for Jesus does not ignore His prophetic truths, nor exchanges His truths for tradition. The truth is, if we love Christ we’ll be about the business of “Preparing Our Households For The Tribulation”. True faith produces works!
Jesus said “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36). But that escape does not refer to the rapture, but of being “counted worthy” to be “the woman [who] fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days”…to metaphorically escape on the “wings of a great eagle, that she [the true prepared Church] might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent” (Rev. 12:6, 14).
Marlin J. Yoder