Friday, September 4, 2020
COVID-19 is the criminal end-time shot fired around the world that ignited national lockdowns, social-distancing, mask-wearing, economic destruction, isolation, depression, loneliness, suicide, civil and social unrest, racial hatred, riots, building-burning, looting, lawlessness, homelessness, bankruptcies, and the utter destruction of business and personal property as thugs demanded the defunding of police amid the destruction of monuments that commemorate our nation’s history! And all of this IN ONLY SIX MONTHS! Are you prepared for THE NEXT SIX MONTHS?
All the above was unleashed on an unsuspecting world by anti-Christ spirits of lawlessness and chaos. This occurred as a result of God withdrawing His restraint on evil spirits…for their time has come! And the net result of this onslaught is that the world stage has now been set for the arrival of THE Antichrist. But what’s very sad is that millions of Christians are unaware and unprepared because they’ve been led by false teachers to drink the pre-trib rapture kool-aid! Nothing to see here, folks! All is normal! Sadly, that’s how many Christians view these days.
But the truth is that God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ told us this time was coming. It’s not like He left us to our own devices. God in His love, mercy and grace created the world and because mankind rebelled against Him, God will also bring this present world to a cataclysmic end, all of which is detailed in His Word. The problem is that just as Adam and Eve disbelieved God, so too, many 20th and 21st Century Christians have chosen to disbelieve the testimony of Jesus Christ for the time of the end! But their unbelief won’t change the seven-year tribulation and their involvement in it, similar to ancient Israel encountering fearful giants at the edge of Canaan, causing them to turn back in offense and unbelief, and perished in the wilderness!
But if Christians hungered for truth rather than tradition, those taught to disbelieve the testimony of Jesus by ascribing the tribulation to those less fortunate, they would learn that God has a place of safety and provision for His elect, and that “the wilderness” wherein ancient Israel perished is now by God’s design the place of His safety and provision for the 42 months of great tribulation. But, that requires actually believing God and rejecting traditions of men which make “the word of God of no effect” (Mark 7:13). But for that to occur, a broken and contrite heart is required.
In the last six months the world has sampled the rising of the world-dominating “fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces” (Dan. 7:7). That “fourth beast” is the same as the “the fourth kingdom” (Dan. 2:40), of the prophet’s dream. But truthfully folks, we’ve seen nothing yet, because what’s to come in the next months and few years will make the last six months look like a walk in the park. In the near term, a food crisis amid crop failures, and a broken food chain, followed by more civil violence.
Food insecurities, shortages and famine are setting upon the world in a very tangible way; unlike isolated famines that have ravaged specific regions, this famine is going global. An exponential exodus of people are now leaving cities and moving to the suburbs to escape inner-city violence, theft, and killings. Life in large cities is increasingly unsustainable. This will create roving bands of angry, hungry people in search of food, and the violence that ensues will escalate. Now is the time to be strong in the Lord Jesus Christ, to honor Him in faith, love and worship, to call upon His name to provide for and protect you and your loved ones, to lead you through to the end.
The truth is, that, spirits of Antichrist are now seizing global control. Their time has come. And no amount of prayer, or wishful thinking, nor the false tradition of a pre-trib rapture will change the truth that Christ gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). That means we’re going through the seven-year tribulation…that is IF you’re Christ’s elect. First, are you His elect? And secondly, if not, then repent. What every Christian must confront is, will we believe Jesus or the corrupt traditions of man? The former prepares and leads to life but the latter doesn’t prepare and leads to grave offense and likely death. The former represents the five wise virgins of Matt. 25:1–13, but the latter represents the five unprepared foolish virgins.
The world is on a desperately wicked downward spiral. Evil spirits of false unity have flooded the earth, and so it is that many Christians are uniting with Judaism and Islam, believing that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. But of course, false unity is what Satan desires. But in truth, Christianity is highly exclusive. In fact, “Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds” (2 John 1:8–11).
Do you hold the doctrine of Christ and all His testimony for the times of the end, or do you hold the traditions of men that leads away from the testimony of Jesus? The consequences of unbelief of the testimony of Jesus is deadly, to put it mildly. I’m going to share something with you that’s beyond the pale. Some Christians have said if they find themselves in the seven-year tribulation they will commit suicide! You see, that’s just one of the hopeless fruits of the pre-trib rapture lie! And here’s why: learning they’ve been deceived, they’ll realize that they’re also unprepared, and that feeling of overwhelming hopelessness in the face of Antichrist’s rule can easily lead to self-destruction. If pastors and teachers would only wake up and teach the testimony of Jesus Christ!
The radical Left Democrats, the Black Lives Matter movement, and ANTIFA all hate Christians. Attacks on the church are now manifesting in broad daylight. Anti-God governing officials feign COVID-19 as the reason churches are being forced to close…mind you, while liquor stores and other non-essential stores, businesses and warehouses remain open. Our government has begun assaulting churches…just because they are Christian! The hatred against Christians will quickly spread in coming months. It’s particularly appalling however, the number of so-called Christian ministers and their churches that shamefully support the BLM anti-Christ movement!
Lastly today, this important issue. One week from today is the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on this nation. Do terrorists have a similar plan for this anniversary? I don’t know. But I know this: America is the last bastion of nationalistic freedom that globalists hate, and that nationalism must die in order for the New World Order to fully rise. However, some in prophetic circles say 9/11 occurred as a judgment from God, but America is NO more deserving of judgment than other nations! Indeed, judgment is coming, but not only to America. Nations of this world are all in the same prophetic end-time boat, see Psa. 2:1–6. And as for 9/11, it was the earnest start of the take-down of America, fomented by globalists, and their works will continue!
Marlin J. Yoder