Friday, September 11, 2020
Identifying the last 7 years of this age, Jesus said “you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matt. 24:6–8). Note that Jesus said “you will hear of wars”, not be complicit in them, which accords with the Spirit saying by Paul, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh” (2 Cor. 10:3). How different the organized church would be if only it taught this truth! True Christians do not hold national patriotism above the teachings of Christ and His Holy Spirit.
Two Old Testament prophets said that God “shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore” (Isa. 2:4 and Mic. 4:3). In fact, by the time we get to the fourth Seal Judgment, one-fourth of earth’s people will be killed “with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth” (Rev. 6:7–8). But like the promise states, God will “rebuke many people”.
God will indeed rebuke America as much as any other war-minded nation. It’s just insane how nations of this world act just like ungodly selfish children in a sandbox, each vying for what the other has – or trying to force its ideologies and form of government on others. And on that point America leads the pack! Though blessed with more abundant natural resources than is required to sustain her, America is NOT content nor minds its own business. America was birthed in war, not Godly repentance, and consequently wars plague her to this day…and it’s about to get much, much worse. Not only America, but the world is about to descend into war! Are you prepared?
China always was a threat to the U.S., but since President Donald Trump has virtually stopped trade relations with China, working havoc on their economy, China is today openly talking about killing Americans. The death of America is communist China’s goal. And that coming war is much closer than most people realize. And who aides China against President Trump except the UN, the WHO, the BLM movement and ANTIFA mobs and every America-hating Democrat and Republican globalist! Whether this will be a ground war or an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) war remains to be seen, but in either event billions will die. There’s even talk among several retired military officials of orchestrating a coup to remove President Trump by force!
I share with you this 66 year old prophetic vision “of the Destruction of America By A. A. Allen July 4, 1954 Atop the Empire State Building”. While the vision is of America’s destruction, I’m encouraged by the ending paragraph entitled “Hidden in the Cleft”, saying, “It was the saints of God who were doing the rejoicing. It was God’s own people who were singing and dancing and shouting with joy, safe from all the harm which had come upon the earth, for they were hidden away in the cleft of the rock. There in the cleft they were shut in, protected by a great, giant hand which reached out of the heavens and which was none other than the hand of God, shutting them in until the storm be over passed”. Compare this conclusion to Exo. 12:22–23; Isa. 26:20–21 and Rev. 12:6, 14. These passages agree with God’s Word for people who were “counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36), being kept “from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world” (Rev. 3:10).
And of course in the midst of imminent war, the fallout from COVID-19 continues rampaging. You must be alerted to the fact that the global, national and state shutdowns are NEVER going away. The insane mandates of wicked globalists will continue until they have everyone firmly under their control. The serious start for quarantining people via shelters (code for reeducation camps) began in New Zealand, but now also appears to be occurring in the State of Ohio. I hope you have heeded the warning of things to come and like the wise virgins of Matt. 25:1–13, have wisely prepared to endure to the end of these apocalyptic end-time events. As destroying spirits inspire mankind to self-destruction, you will want to leave your home less and less.
Amid these and other increasingly hostile and terrifying actions by globalist elites against people and their freedoms, we as Christian men, fathers and brothers have a biblical mandate from God to provide for and to protect our families to the absolute best of our abilities, the first of which is prayer and true faith in Jesus Christ. You should also have stored food. And it may also require you to hunt, cook and eat wild game, and you must have drinkable water or a water purification system. It may require that you be prepared to defend your family against ungodly riotous and raging gangs who deliberately work violence and destruction as we’ve seen all over America.
We must be frank and honest before God and ourselves, that God in His love and mercy gave us His Word, explicitly warning every Christian regarding the times of the end. If you have a Bible you are without excuse for being unprepared for what is to come in the near future. The problem is that utterly millions upon millions of Christians have taken the corrupt words of men over the Holy Words of the Living God and of His Christ, and thus remain in unbelief and unprepared.
I am also very aware that there’s a large Christian contingent out there that declares things like this: “These things will never happen in our America! We take authority over every evil spirit! We take authority over the spirits of Antichrist! We bind them in Jesus’ name that their works come to nothing! We have authority!” These folks either don’t know or they don’t believe the testimony of Jesus and His Holy Spirit for the time of the end. Ignorantly, perhaps, they speak against the Word and truth of God’s Word. Whose fault is that but their own? Nor can they discern the signs of the times, and thus see this as just another bad life cycle to be quashed.
Sadly, many Christians don’t even know that God said, not once, but twice, that “It was granted to him [Antichrist] to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation” (Rev. 13:7 ~ Dan. 7:21). That literally means the saints will encounter Antichrist and it will be most dreadful. And those who believe the pre-trib rapture perversion over God’s Word are unprepared just like the five foolish virgins of Matt. 25:1–13.
Reborn Israel’s “branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves” (Matt. 24:32–35). And the generation that saw that rebirth, of May 1948, Jesus said “will by no means pass away till all these things take place”, meaning the 7-year tribulation and return of Christ to gather His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). Further, the Spirit described a generation being the average lifespan of “seventy years, and if by reason of strength they are eighty years” (Psa. 90:10). Thus, from 1948 + 80 years = Christ’s return by the fall harvest months of 2028.
Marlin J. Yoder