Friday, June 5, 2020
“Let not your hearts be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:1–3). In about eight years (+-) Jesus Christ will return to gather His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). But now is the time to prepare.
If anyone had said in December 2019 that by May 2020 the world would suffer mandatory pandemic lockdowns; that over 40 million Americans would lose jobs; that people would be ordered by governments to stay-home; that business closures and bankruptcies would skyrocket; that Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other Leftist media would censor Christians and conservatives; that churches suffer closure; that liberal lawmakers side with criminals; and that multiple U.S. cities fall under violent siege of lawless people hell-bent on destruction – most people would have said, “No way, that’s impossible!” Yet, that’s exactly what’s occurred!
Welcome to the new normal. As multiple American cities are terrorized and burned by lawless people, (which includes governing authorities who ALLOW the chaos to continue) are you and your family prepared? As evidenced, lawlessness, looting, and violence begins in the inner cities, but will then spread to the suburbs, and then to rural America. Eventually no place will be a safe zone. As impossible as it seems, we are witnessing the coordinated fall of America as globalists herded the masses into urban areas where they can be controlled and incited. Discerning these times through the lens of prophetic Scriptures is more important now than ever before.
The chaos afflicting America is inspired by globalist’s to bring down America, the strongest nationalistic nation remaining. Their plans will succeed, for God foretold these times, and no amount of prayer will change God’s prophetic Word. America, along with all nations will fall prey to “the fourth kingdom [which] shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others” (Dan. 2:40). And believers must not pray against God’s prophetic end-time Word, but rather in full agreement with it, that this age be brought to completion that we would possess our inheritance, and forever be with Christ in that eternal city four-square, the New Jerusalem.
There had to be a generation upon whom these end-time events would come and that generation is ours. Therefore, in the love, grace and power of Christ let’s together “Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Eph. 6:11); for in so doing we will be “the people who know their God [and] shall be strong, and carry out great exploits” (Dan. 11:32). For the glory of eternal life set before us, let us be faithful to Jesus and endure to the end.
The world is under organized lawlessness now preparing for the arrival of THE Antichrist and his false prophet from the “seven mountains on which the woman sits” (Rev. 17:9); Vatican City where “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls…full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication” (Rev. 17:4). The spiritual and physical counterpart to St. Peter’s Basilica is the U.S. Capitol with its ancient god Osiris’ obelisk and his ever-pregnant wife Isis’ dome. Antichrist and his false prophet will be two spiritually resurrected false gods, in two men, arising from the Vatican and U.S. Capitol.
The late David Wilkerson said “An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen. It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble – even the Godliest among us.” David continued, “For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.”
(As an aside from the United Nations, wars, earthquakes, volcanoes, pestilences, violent weather and signs in the sun, moon and stars, there will be another end-time terror that strikes fear in the unprepared. Ancient demonic hybrid beings of Noah’s day will descend upon earth. The world calls them aliens, ETs and superior life forms. But we Christians know they are Satan’s minions who revealed themselves decades ago in incidents like Roswell, New Mexico, spawning movies and books about ET. Today the unbelieving world says aliens and UFOs are good and higher life forms from whom we must learn our origins. But aliens will deceive multitudes, leading many to follow the Antichrist and false prophet.)
While this writer is opposed to believers participating in wars, 2 Cor. 10:1–6, by the Spirit of Christ we have the obligation, 1 Tim. 5:8, to provide for and protect our families from fellow citizens who would riot and destroy indiscriminately. I encourage you to make provisions for protecting your family and loved ones from marauding and lawless citizens. What we’ve seen across America in recent days are not legitimate protests, but lawless riots organized by evil spirits of Antichrist. Take action while you can, as this trend will grow worse until the end.
Jesus Christ said of these end-times “because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matt. 24:12–13). Therefore, let’s be wise like the wise virgins of Matt. 25:1–13 and prepare to endure to the end as the Son of God taught. First, prepare spiritually and make certain that you and your loved ones are born again by the Spirit of Christ. And secondly, have emergency water and food; prepare physically to endure food shortages, power outages, civil violence, and more that will engulf the entire world.
In these difficult times let’s allow Christ to be our example by “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Heb. 12:2). And as Jesus said “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master” (Matt. 10:24), we likewise must take up our cross, despise the shame of the tribulation, endure it to the end, but will be rewarded for all eternity, dwelling in the glorious presence of God the Father and of His Christ.
Jesus Christ also said “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). Those Words and promises of Jesus are sufficient to strengthen us to endure to the end. Bless the Lord Jesus!
Marlin J. Yoder