Friday, September 2, 2022
When former President Donald J. Trump was not re-inaugurated January 20, 2021 to a second consecutive term as president, many Christians refused to accept what just occurred. Together with about seventy-five million voters, I too believed the 2020 election was rigged and stolen by radical Left Democrats and their highly partisan MSM and corrupt DOJ and FBI officials. I still believe that. But that does not negate the fact that Trump was not re-inaugurated, and is not the president. And denying the truth is not what believers should ever participate in, though that’s exactly what many do. We live in a time when truth is destroyed and wickedness prevails. The end-times were prophesied to be like this, and as Christians we must realize that God has been and continues to withdraw His restraint on evil. Prophecy will be fulfilled, and “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thess. 2:9–10). [My bold and italic emphasis]
When I saw the theft of the 2020 election, I felt in my spirit, and shared in the Letter, that God’s reprieve on our nation ended. Under President Trump, God gave the church a four-year reprieve to get itself onboard with Christ’s end-time Word, to preach and faithfully prepare believers for what lies ahead. Instead, in most organized churches the opposite occurred as pastors loved to preach politically correct sermons that left people bereft of the truth they otherwise needed and were spiritually disillusioned over the fact that the Biden/Harris regime was actually in power. Consider: might the Biden/Harris regime, in part, be America’s judgments for its evils, wars, murders, abortions, rebellion, unbelief and idolatry; is that what we’re seeing today?
I raise that question because under the Biden/Harris regime America’s economic, social and religious fabric is utterly imploding. The radical Left Democrats, their fellow RINOs, and the highly partisan MSM are forcing rage, hatred and division at every turn, and it’s ripping this nation apart. We now have unprecedented flash floods, droughts, crop failures, food shortages, crippling supply chain failures, queer and transgender teaching in schools, homosexuality and transgender approval by many churches, raging wildfires, exploding suicide rates, imploding housing markets, massive inflation, political hatred, close to Civil War 2.0, economic calamity, socialist/communist ideology embraced, justice has fled, big pharma colludes against citizens, big tech silences opposing opinion, the MSM colludes with big pharma, big tech, radical Left Democrats and RINOs in government! Wickedness is now the new normal. When this finishes playing out “all the world marveled and followed the beast” (Rev. 13:3). On this side of the resurrection rapture “at the last day” (John 6:40, 44, 54), “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), true Christians are increasingly being identified and marked for destruction.
God said “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man [or nation] sows, that he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7). Are these signs of self-induced judgment brought on by the evils of our nation? We are reaping a whirlwind of destructions, and it requires preparing yourself and your loved ones accordingly. The church will not prepare you because leadership is afraid of the testimony of Jesus because it destroys its traditions of men. Nobody will prepare you except you. Every person must make their stand for Christ, and be prepared to test every spirit, not with your words but by the Words of the Spirit, for “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world” (1 John 4:2–3).
National and international calamities will increase; disaster’s we’re seeing will only get worse because humanity without the guardian oversight of Almighty God, which America has largely rejected, is the direct cause of mankind’s self-induced end-time catastrophes. This will continue until the middle of the tribulation, at which point God Himself invokes His wrath on people who accept the mark of the beast, see Rev. 16. Unfortunately, in the interim people will continue to suffer the perils of many disasters and hardships as the elite roll out their ungodly Great Reset.
Just as God raised up President Donald Trump for a short much-needed reprieve to people, so too, God raised up the wicked Biden/Harris regime for such a time as this. Consider: it was the prophet Daniel who said by God’s Spirit, “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever. For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him” (Dan. 2:20–22). [My emphasis that “God removes kings and raises up kings”]. This includes modern-day presidents, prime ministers, chancellors, etc. Therefore, it was Almighty God’s decision that America be subjected to the Biden/Harris regime for such a time as this.
America is reaping what it has sown. And wicked people believe they can mock God and His Word with no repercussions. But it doesn’t work like that, because God established the law of sowing and reaping. The same is true for other nations. Is it any wonder that God said “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, [Christ] saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us’” (Psa. 2:1–3). And that’s exactly what America has done from decades ago, as have other nations. Nations and authoritarian heads of Antichrist’s developing fourth beast-kingdom deny God and His Anointed Christ, they mock His Word and scoff at even the suggestion of considering the reality of God. But they will reap exactly what they sow, for God cannot be mocked, as America is seeing even now!
Will America get another reprieve as it did with four years of having President Trump as its president? I don’t think so. We’re not going back to better days, and neither are we going forward to better days, except for the day at the middle of the tribulation when those “counted worthy to escape” (Luke 21:36) enter God’s safety and provision for 1,260 days during the great tribulation, after which comes our redemption, yes, the Day of the Lord, at “the last day” when “the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout” (1 Thess. 4:16), to gather His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” just exactly as Christ taught. Are you ready for that journey? It’s not too late to start preparing now while you have time, but do not delay, as time is quickly running out. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Prov. 3:5–6).
Marlin J. Yoder