Inside The Final Decade

Friday, June 30, 2023

It’s beyond the pale that wicked sexual perversions are protected by the U.N. and Western governments and mandated as healthy, right and normal. Aside from the many government scandals, deceits, lies, and imminent nuclear war that will soon be unleashed upon multiple nations, evils that attack little children are now being glorified by our government leaders as good and acceptable. A Fox News, June 25, 2023, headline says “NYC drag marchers chant ‘We’re coming for your children’ during Pride event”. Wicked, evil, and perverse are they who target children with LGBTQ+ abominations. Not very long ago, those who threatened such wicked conduct toward innocent children would have been arrested, prosecuted and jailed. But today, depraved government leaders allow not only the threat but protect the conduct itself. It’s Satan’s war on children, and his evil servants are carrying out his ungodly brutalities of death.

People who commit these perverse atrocities know about God and His Word, but they don’t care. They are to themselves their own god. Only their sexual perversions matter to them. Only their licentious desires to them are worthy of protection, and world governments grant it. This is one of the reasons I wrote the Letter two weeks ago entitled, “Staying In Our Lane”. Let’s leave the deliberately wicked alone! LGBTQ+, abortion, and transgender advocates don’t need believers getting in their faces telling them how wrong they are. In their spirit they already know they’re wrong but they don’t care! The West has had the Gospel preached in every corner, and so it is without excuse! But the Gospel is swiftly being shut out by perverse government leaders. The wicked, and not true believers, will fall in God’s judgment for rejecting God’s truth and love.

Again, it’s important that we believers apply God’s Word and be Spirit-led, and not use our own rationale in dealing with these flagrant end-time LGBTQ+, abortion and transgender perversions and atrocities. Specifically about sexual immorality, straight from the Spirit speaking through the apostle, “For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? [Outside the church] Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges” (1 Cor. 5:12–13). If believers honored and obeyed the Scriptures, there would be much less self-inflicted harm, grief, and legal battles being fought by believers. In fact, God commands that, “you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing” (1 Thess. 4:11–12). Believe me when I say that, believers have their hands full with guarding spiritual truths and righteousness “inside” the organized church, without looking outside of it, and should thus be governed by God’s authoritative Word and Holy Spirit.

Indeed, “even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased [KJV “reprobate”] mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them” (Rom. 1:28–32). Global perversions against children also mark the end of the age.

Jesus Christ warned the world that “whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt. 18:6). The LGBTQ+ crowd has absolutely no regard whatsoever for the Word and authority of God. They have instead made themselves their own god. Government leaders have made themselves their own god, demonstrating clearly that they will not be subject to the authority of Jesus Christ. But of them the Words of God’s Spirit ring clear, “and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36b).

There is, however, good news in the midst of our world torn by unrestrained marauding evil spirits. And in this, believers must be encouraged that God in Christ by His Holy Spirit is yet winning souls for God’s Kingdom in a land where the Bible is not even permitted, where it’s a crime punishable by imprisonment and persecution. June 23, 2023, a CBN News article posted the headline: “Christian ‘Great Awakening’ Exploding in Iran…” Read it and be encouraged.

We are right now living inside the final decade of this present age. In fact, I would reduce that to being in the final eight years. That’s dependable based on Christ’s prophetic end-time parable of the fig tree, Matt. 24:32–35. That parable conditions the end of this age being fulfilled by the generation that sees the rebirth of the nation of Israel which occurred in May 1948. Last month, May 2023, the reborn nation of Israel aged to 75 years. And a generation is generally the length of one’s average lifespan. The psalmist clarified it when he said by God’s Spirit that, “The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years” (Psa. 90:10). In this our hearts should rejoice, knowing that this generation is the one that will see the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that in several years we will be caught up in the resurrection rapture.

But until that day, we must prepare ourselves as did the five wise virgins of Matt. 25:1–13, to endure the difficult night of the seven-year tribulation “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13), which occurs “Immediately after the tribulation of those days” (Matt. 24:29–31). There will be no pre-trib rapture as false teachers promised ever since John N. Darby (1800–1882) introduced his corrupt Dispensational theology to those with “itching ears” (2 Tim. 4:3), after which the false promise of a pre-trib rapture was cemented into most evangelical churches. The pre-trib rapture promise will be a catalyst to “the falling away” (2 Thess. 2:3). When the biblical 7-year tribulation is evident, and millions of believers yet find themselves here on earth “then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another” (Matt. 24:10). Don’t allow that to happen to you and your loved ones. The antidote to the false pre-trib rapture promise, is to believe and prepare in the testimony of Jesus Christ.

If we believe Jesus’ prophetic end-time Word and parable of the fig tree of Matt. 25:1–13, then, that we are inside the final decade of this present age is without question, even possibly, inside the eight-year mark. “Therefore, having these promises, [including Christ’s prophetic promises] beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Cor. 7:1), and “let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober” (1 Thess. 5:6), and “since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Heb. 12:28).

Marlin J. Yoder

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I'm a non-denominational ordained minister, and have written for many years and teach the truths of Jesus Christ with an emphasis on the end-times. This on-line and in-person ministry to which God called me helps many people to know the truths of Christ rather than traditions of men which make "the word of God of no effect" (Mark 7:13).

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