Friday, December 23, 2022
God’s Word warns us of the days in which we now live. “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. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thess. 2:9–12). [My bold emphasis] Because Jesus Christ is the truth, true born again Christians love the truth and prepare in His testimony of truth, but many in the church, though saying they believe in Him do not actually believe Him because they’ve been led by false teachers and false prophets, and in their hearts do like ancient Israel did saying, “Do not prophesy to us right things; speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits” (Isa. 30:10). Those smooth and deceitful things satisfy the flesh, but do nothing to convert the unbelieving heart.
The level of unrighteous deception cannot be overstated. In fact, if you are connected in any way to the world of the internet, deception is occurring all around you. It’s been planned for decades; globalist elites in tandem with the spirits of Antichrist knew their day of immeasurable deception and world control would come…and it’s now arrived. Not only is the unbelieving world a source of deception, but much of what occurs today in the organized church also deceives. But many in church, due to lack of knowledge and truth, are unaware of it, having built their spiritual house on the sinking sands of the Dispensational pre-trib rapture tradition and false prophets. And since they have been led to believe they have nothing to watch for but the rapture, their spiritual eyes and ears are calloused to the deceptive normality’s of the Prophet Daniel’s fourth beast-kingdom now gripping the world in its ever-tightening stranglehold. Discernment, knowledge and truth of the end-times has fled the hearts and minds of millions mired in church tradition. But it’s of their own choosing. Jesus Christ is the truth, John 14:6, yet many do not love the truth enough to seek His truth, His testimony, and to prepare in His truth. Though being church-goers they prove they don’t really love the truth, but carelessly assume that what they hear from the pulpit is the truth.
I’ve said before and I’ll say again, I believe with strong conviction that the Fall harvest months of 2023 to the Fall harvest months of 2030 will fulfill the seven years of end-time tribulation. I know we haven’t yet seen the Antichrist, but just because we don’t see him yet doesn’t mean he is not already here. He is here now. He’s simply awaiting his time to be revealed, a time when he can maximize his deceit and gather to himself the greatest number of people to worship him, his false prophet and his master, Satan. The trial run of preparing the global population to follow the beast has already been done through global lockdowns, mask mandates and COVID-19 vaccine mandates. It was a huge success. The signs of the times according to the truths of Christ and His Word points to the reality of that truth. But many have built their spiritual house on the sinking sands of tradition and so remain blind to the deceptions sweeping the secular and church world.
The reason I believe the tribulation will be from the Fall harvest months of 2023 to the Fall harvest months of 2030, is because we are now witnessing the spiritual and symbolic rebuilding of wicked Nimrod’s Tower of Babel. Nimrod was a man with DNA initially created in the image of God when, “Cush begat Nimrod: he [Nimrod changed and] began to be a mighty one [H1368 ‘gibôr’…‘giant’] in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord” (Gen. 10:8–9 KJV). Nimrod gave himself to the wicked process of his DNA being changed. And when that transition was complete he no longer carried the DNA that made him in the image of God. Nimrod had become a hybrid being, strong, mighty and very powerful; just like the giant Nephilim, offspring of fallen angels who became a non-redeemable race of giants that brought God’s judgment of the Flood, and they perished. But after the Flood, Satan’s “seed” (Gen. 3:15), manifest by the giants, once again returned whom ancient Israel was commanded to destroy, but failed to obey God’s protective command.
Fast forward four-thousand years, and today’s elite globalists in alliance with wicked scientists are again changing human DNA from the image of God to a hybrid DNA made in the image of Satan. Hence, we see the insane push by world leaders and educational authorities to normalize gender confusion, homosexuality, and transgender destruction of lives. And I firmly believe the COVID-19 vaccines were the first of many injections that will ultimately change one’s DNA from that which is in God’s image to Satan’s hybrid image. We can expect worldwide vaccine mandates to return in brutal force in 2023. And seeing our future day, the prophet said “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns” (Dan. 7:7). The UN’s 2030 Agenda and its seventeen goals for “Transforming our world” is also creating “Smart Cities Worldwide Being Converted Into Open Concentration Camps”. And the same evil spirits that inhabited Nimrod, today, inhabit many world leaders, who like their predecessors symbolically say, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth” (Gen. 11:4). But today, as then, God will intervene before hybrid beings replace man made in God’s image.
True ministers of the gospel must teach their flock to believe Jesus when He said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matt. 24:35). Jesus testified that He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), which means we believers must prepare to endure to the end of this present age, Matt. 24:13, rather than allowing false teachers to convince them through academic hubris that He gathers His elect before the tribulation. The pre-trib rapture wickedly teaches the opposite of what Christ taught, and it’s insane the number of professing Christians who believe false teachers instead of Christ. But this is exactly what Christ promised when He said that, “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold” (Matt. 24:11–12). The organized church has been sinking in the sands of lawless unbelief since John N. Darby (1800–1882) thrust his ear-tickling lawlessness upon the church, which has emboldened many other outright falsehoods, lies and traditions being accepted by the lukewarm organized corporate church. God will allow Satan’s seven years of trying to destroy mankind made in the image of God, but then God will once again intervene with Christ’s second coming to eternally gather His elect to Himself. Let us therefore, together, believe Christ and reap eternal life!
Antichrist’s beast-system is presenting itself as benevolent, convenient, safe, and a better way of life, but those who know and believe God’s Word and are led by His Spirit, know that the system now enveloping the world is malevolent and wicked, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved, but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matt. 24:22).
Marlin J. Yoder