Battle Lines Being Drawn

Friday, October 30, 2020

The time of the end has come, and ours is the final generation of this age. We will see Antichrist and endure his seven-year diabolical rule, because Christ gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). Are you Christ’s elect? Spiritual and physical battle lines are now being drawn all over the world. True Christians are “the Israel of God” (Gal. 6:16), for “he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God” (Rom. 2:28–29); as Christ said “Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie – indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you” (Rev. 3:9). [Emphasis added]

We have been warned that we are now in the run-up to the seven-year tribulation. Without any doubt, the signs of the times when weighed by God’s prophetic Word, especially Jesus’ parable of the fig tree at Matt. 24:32–35, and the Psa. 90:10 years of a generation, verifies this end-time truth. By biblical truths, it appears that, at the latest, the fall harvest months of 2021 will be the beginning of the last seven years of this present age. I pray that you have discerned the signs of the times and have prepared like all those, who, in the biblical record believed God and prepared when His Word warned of impending famines, disasters and judgments.

God said “The coming of the lawless one [Antichrist] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders” (2 Thess. 2:9). With globalist’s creation of COVID-19 and government leaders’ corrupt power-grab and destructive response to it, we see Satan’s deceptive power and lying wonders at work. We’ve been intentionally lied to, locked down, and socially-distanced, and suffered the occult mandate of mask-wearing. We’ve suffered the destruction of millions of jobs, thousands of business closures and bankruptcies. Globalists have begun the end-time process of destroying the social and economic fabric of nations. The Great Reset of 2021, will in several years, ravage societies and economies until they’re irreversibly crushed.

What we’re seeing is the rising of the Prophet Daniel’s fourth beast-kingdom as strong as iron, which “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). Dear reader, what we’ve seen thus far is but the run-up to the iron fist of treasonous control of all nations. This is the beginning of the vicious end-time spiritual and physical battle with real-world life and death consequences, and Satan’s Antichrist will be allowed 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), believe it or not!

What’s now ahead is COVID-21; the Great Reset of 2021; more severe lockdowns; more social distancing; more mask-wearing; the separation of people and families; vaccinations with killer ingredients that with the next coronavirus will indeed depopulate and kill millions of people…if not billions, not to mention those killed by wars, famines, beasts, and pestilences; see Rev. 6:7–8 and Rev. 9:18. Loss of freedoms will multiply; economies will be fully decimated in preparation of “the mark”; a basic universal income will be issued; and for those non-compliant to the Great Reset of 2021…well…they will find themselves cut off from society, quarantined, and unable to provide for themselves and their loved ones…unless they have prepared ahead of time, like the five wise virgins of Matt. 25:1–13. The culling of humanity is now underway in earnest.

Spiritual and physical battle lines are being drawn, and you must know on whose side you are. God said “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision” (Joel 3:14). If one is yet metaphorically in “the valley of decision” he has not chosen the high ground in Christ, nor chosen between the Kingdom of God or kingdom of Satan. Many know that something very bad is afoot, but don’t know what to do about it. Decide to give your life to Christ, be born again by faith in Christ; confess Him as Lord and Savior. Read and discern His Word. Prepare, prepare, prepare, for gone is the America we knew and freedoms we once enjoyed as the New World Order, driven by the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda, takes the world stage.

However, the grace and good news of the gospel is that although we may become prisoners of men, we have liberty in Christ, 2 Cor. 3:17; we have healing of our broken heart, Luke 4:18; we have the mind of Christ, 1 Cor. 2:16, who scorned the cross, Heb. 12:2, and are also empowered by His Spirit to scorn the temporal sufferings of this life for the glories of eternal life set before us! Listen, Jesus promised us from the very beginning of His earthly ministry that the gate to life is small and its path difficult, Matt. 7:13–14. The problem is, however, that many have been led by false teachers to believe the exact opposite; that the path to life is actually quite easy, even alleging that the 7-year tribulation is reserved for the less fortunate, the unbelieving Jews!

What kind of man or woman, claiming true faith in Christ, can be so dismissive of the Words of our Lord Jesus for the time of the end? I’ll tell you who – foolish ones! They’re just like the five foolish virgins who didn’t think it necessary to prepare to endure the long night of the tribulation as they waited for the bridegroom, Matt. 25:1–13. I implore you in the name of Jesus who died to set us free from unbelief, don’t be like them! “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you” (2 Cor. 6:17). Do you know what is unclean? Unbelief! Disregarding the testimony of the Christ who died for us – that’s unclean!

Thankfully, many people are waking up to realize that our world has changed horribly in a very short time. Everywhere sensible people are reasoning that we have entered an unusually hostile era, and they’re preparing. In London people see the economic devastation. In America people are witnessing the socio-economic destruction, and are encouraging others to prepare to endure this treasonous overthrow of the rule of law. In Italy demonstrations against the coronavirus lockdowns is turning violent. And as expected, we are now being warned of the “exponential spread” of COVID. Well of course, this is what globalists want, a reason to not only continue their authoritarian crackdowns, but dramatically ramp up their ungodly dehumanizing controls.

In the midst of spiritual and physical battle lines being drawn, let’s not overlook the battle lines concerning Middle East nations who continue “normalizing” relations with Israel. Indicative of the nearing of the 7-year “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27) that would ostensibly begin the last seven years of this age, the seven-year tribulation, a recent article by The Times of Israel, says, “US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there are up to 10 countries that he expects to soon normalize relations with Israel, but that the developments would largely happen after next week’s presidential elections.” Israel is the epicenter of end-time events, and when we see the “two witnesses” (Rev. 11:3) begin their ministry, we know that those 7 years will have begun.

Marlin J. Yoder

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I'm a non-denominational ordained minister, and have written TheFridayLetter.com for many years and teach the truths of Jesus Christ in whatever venues the Lord provides. With an emphasis on the end-times, I am available to teach in small group or home settings that people would know the truths of Christ instead of the traditions of men.

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