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The single most prominent contribution, perhaps, in President Trump’s dealing with Israel involved deescalating movement toward war in the region.
Despite outcries from every quarter when Mr. Trump officially declared Jerusalem Israel’s capital, then his ordering the American Embassy moved to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, calm has prevailed. There has been lower temperature in the region rather than elevation of heated conflict.
A big part of the success in keeping the potential for war at a relatively low level was the Trump administration’s reversal of the previous administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. The Iranian fanatic dictators—the Muslim ayatollahs—had their financial windfalls cut off abruptly by the “outsider candidate” that came to the presidency in January of 2017.
The Obama administration had rewarded bad behavior and threats by doing things like delivering billions of dollars in cash on pallets on darkened runways at night. Trump reversed this by cutting off funds belonging to Iran in US vaults by forbidding access to those funds by the Iranian regime.
Additionally, Trump’s State Department—though in some cases, reluctantly by the deep-state sort embedded there—put economy-breaking sanctions on the regime. This, in turn, caused population uprisings among Iran’s people because of food shortages and other sanction-engendered hardships.
Even liberal, geopolitical observers had to admit that, strangely, the Iranian people, rather than blaming America, placed blame squarely on the ayatollah dictators for their plight.
To the day of Donald J. Trump’s leaving the presidency, Iran’s black-hearted leadership was searching for ways to get America to loosen sanctions. They tried everything from threats of attacking ships in the Gulf of Hormuz to promising to send terror squads to infiltrate American cities.
Never was there “nice talk” of peaceful resolution from the pernicious Persians. But as soon as it became clear that Biden had won the presidential race, the Iranians began “nice talk” of welcoming the same nuclear deal that Mr. Obama and John Kerry had arranged.
Still, however, Iran’s hostility toward America and Israel was not quelled.
They blatantly began to openly let be known that they were again working on nuclear projects, not even hiding that this includes uranium processing for weapons-grade, fissile material.
It is more than obvious that the dangers are building. Iran is on track to produce the nuclear weapon that Donald Trump declared they would never have.
Indeed, they apparently haven’t been able to produce such a weapon to this point. But it is now a matter of time, if the Biden administration, as it seems to be promising, goes back to the nuclear deal of Obama and Kerry. It is almost certain that if the regime of the Muslim terrorists have their way like they did prior to Trump’s presidency, people not only in Israel, but all over the world, will soon be crying for “peace and safety.”
The International Atomic Energy Agency, an international organization for overseeing nuclear programs, announced last Wednesday that Iran has begun work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor in contravention of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in 2015. The deal bans Iran from producing or acquiring uranium metal until 2030 and, in return, removed economic sanctions that had been in place. Uranium metal, a material that can be used in the core of a nuclear bomb, has no civilian uses but is essential for a nuclear weapons program.
France, Britain, and Germany, who are still adhering to the terms of the JCPOA which they co-signed, joined in condemning the move:
“We strongly encourage Iran to end this activity, and return to full compliance with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action without delay, if it is serious about preserving this agreement,” the three countries’ governments said in a joint statement.
It is expected that Iran will begin producing the uranium metal within five months. (“Iran to Begin Producing Uranium Metal for Nuclear Weapons Program,” by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, The Israel BibleTM, January 19, 2021)
With the new administration’s leaning toward total recommitment to the Iran nuclear deal, Israel’s options for dealing with a revitalized Iranian nuclear-weapons program are becoming fewer. The prophecy of Elam being destroyed might be on their docket—the mountainous area where much of Iran’s nuclear laboratories are said to be operating. It seems now to be only a matter of time, short of heavenly intervention.
And then there is the tremendous economic and geopolitical boost in the Chinese regime that looks to be in the offing with the coming in of the Democrat-controlled US government. They see China as a “competitor,” not as an enemy to be feared, despite the hegemonic, even overtly aggressive military actions by the CCP in the South China Sea, around Taiwan, and in other parts of the region.
The cry for “peace and safety” will shortly be on the rise, I have no doubt. But this also has a silver lining. Such a time is prophesied to be the moment of that great, anticipated instant in human history that will be an astonishing event to the entire world.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober… Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. (1 Thes 5:1–6, 11)
“This is going to be a very dark winter.” That quote made by presidential candidate Joe Biden during a debate both expressed and set the nation’s mood for the beginning of 2021 and beyond.
He made the comment later, for a second time, while staring into the camera somberly while fully masked. It seemed more than a political utterance that was meant to shape the electorate’s desire for someone prepared to deal effectively with COVID-19.
By the time Biden made the comment, the national mood was already one of dark expectations. Mr. Biden’s party, aided and assisted by its propaganda arm—the mainstream media, both news and entertainment, and the social media, anti-free speech giants—had already brought the American people to a point of fear and frustration. They had divided us right down the middle, setting in motion movement along the track of civil war.
The China/deep-state/leftist-manufactured coronavirus pandemic had done its work. People were, and continue to be, huddling in trepidation and willing to go along with globalist demands, both current and future.
Little thought or worry were or are now forthcoming from fully one-half of America’s citizenry concerning the very real possibility that the nation faces at the very least European-style socialism. More and more for the other half, there is growing realization that we might be facing something far worse: not just socialism, but complete lockdown of Orwellian proportions by anti-constitutionalists and anti-God forces intent on completely shutting down liberties written into our founding documents.
Everywhere we look, we see mounting evidence that people have already been cowered into that dystopian corner portrayed in the novel 1984. Everyday life is being swallowed up by the onrush of building stage-setting for Antichrist’s regime of complete control as presented in Revelation chapter 13.
A long-time friend of the Rapture Ready website recently wrote an email that personifies the state of that future society we already face. The personal snapshot of the experience would be humorous if not so serious in its evil portent.
In part, our friend said the following.
I went for a ride this morning, I wake up feeling so bad, I thought a ride and fresh air would help. I got out of the car at a park, took deep breaths, I felt a little better. Then I walked to a nearby pet store to pick up my cat food.
We have to stay outside the store, I stood over a foot away from the door, there was a desk blocking the way to the store and the clerk came over. I was outside in the open, more than 2 feet away from the clerk and the first thing he told me that my mask is not properly covering my nose and to fix it.
I fixed my mask, got the bag and left agitated by his behavior, I went to another store, dropped stuff out of agitation, I picked them and left the store quickly after only getting the stuff I needed most.
I called the store to talk to a manager, I knew what the outcome would be, yet I still picked up the phone and the manager went on about how people have to wear their masks properly.
I kept telling her that I was outside the store, nowhere near the clerk, and he should at least say “Hi” something,……………not the first thing I hear is to adjust my mask.
She went on a rant about our responsibility to protect each other and when I told her I was outside the building a good distance from that guy, she said: “common sense is that people have to make sure their masks are on properly before approaching a store.”
I felt my blood starting to boil, I said: So now, I don’t have common sense?
Anyway, I told the manager, it is nice for the employees to at least say “hi” to a person and not start by asking them to adjust their mask.
She said: is that what you want, I said “yes”, she said ok next time we will say Hi before we ask someone to adjust their mask.
I was so agitated. I shouted out to God about how much longer are we going to put up with this world…”
Actually, I can relate to the experience. While visiting my dermatologist for a check-up, my wife was helping me with a face mask. (I wear one only when absolutely required to do so. Therefore, I’m quite inept.)
A woman was quite agitated nearby. So much so that she began instructing, with irritation in her voice, how my mask should be placed. She then rushed from the room, we figure, because my adjustment was too slowly accomplished.
I, of course, laughed heartily, but Margaret was quite irritated with the lady’s ill-tempered attempt to make sure we did it right.
It was a lesson to me of how people are being turned into proverbial lemmings in preparation for implementing the “new normal” with which the Re-setters want us to comply.
But the foregoing experiences are whimsical compared to what is coming. The supposed winners of the just-concluded presidential election are vowing to come down hard on anyone and everyone who supported the other candidate in any way. They have the most powerful, anti-God forces in the world—plus the minions in high places of Ephesians 6:12 on their side.
Looking at all the troubling things going on in that way makes it seem to not bode well, especially for Christians who oppose the policies and movements that are blatantly against God’s Word.
However, we are instructed by that very Word to trust in the Lord with all our heart (Proverbs 3:5-6). After Paul’s marvelous promise of Christ’s call to us, in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the apostle writes further in the following chapter:
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9–11)
We are to take comfort as we see that moment approaching. And one doesn’t have to be a prophet to see that the signs of His coming are converging even now.
Jonathan Cahn’s The Harbinger came in for a considerable amount of criticism from within Christian circles, especially by some self-appointed guardians of Bible truth within the arena of discernment. His was a novel based on Bible prophecy that had much of America’s history, future, and sins linked in a creative and spiritual way to Israel’s history, sins, and fate.
I, myself, along with some colleagues in prophecy ministries, was questioned for not condemning the author’s fictional yet somehow eerily factual presentation. His character—the prophet—gave a declaration that 2 Chronicles 7:14 was not only for the children of Israel, but for all of God’s people. I’m totally in agreement with that belief.
If God’s people, who are called by His Name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways, He will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.
How anyone can read that declaration by the Creator of mankind and not see that He is speaking to all of the creation that can truly call Him “Father” is beyond me. And yes, God made a covenant with only one nation, I’m fully aware. But He made a covenant much more comprehensive. His Word, the Bible, declares that all who call on His Name will be saved. These are all people called by His Name. They are in God’s family, forever.
Getting back to Jonathan Cahn’s novel, its premise is, in large part, that America has turned from God and that judgment is on the way if repentance isn’t forthcoming. He presents in his story that what happened following the 9/11 attack on New York City, the World Trade Center Towers, and the Pentagon harbored some of the same sorts of judgments as Israel faced in ancient days.
This is, I believe Cahn’s novelistic approach indicates, because God doesn’t change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. To turn from Him and seek other gods—whether material wealth or any other—is to invite His holy judgment. In the interim—between unrepented-of sins and the time of ultimate judgment and wrath—the Lord implements corrective or remedial/restorative actions.
The prophet character explains throughout The Harbinger the similarities between what faced ancient Israel and what faces America today. He also points out the same mistakes made by leadership and the people of Israel of old and what was taking place following the 9/11 disaster.
The storyline is based primarily on the following scriptural presentation.
The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel. And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together; The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. (Isaiah 9:8–12)
The prophet in the story reminds the protagonist that a similar declaration was made by President George W. Bush following the 9/11 attack. He said in promising to wage war on terror, “We will rebuild New York.” Then the prophet points out that, during the great financial crisis of 2009, President Barack Obama—regarding the financial disaster that faced the nation—declared in his inaugural address on January 24, 2009, “We will rebuild.”
Cahn’s prophet character lets the protagonist come to the epiphany that both presidents had inadvertently declared the same thing as the leaders of ancient Israel. They would, in effect, build bigger and better. George W. Bush promised to build back the skyscrapers—the bricks that had fallen—bigger and better. Obama declared simply that he intended to build all of America bigger and better.
At any rate, the prophet puts forth the warning. There can be no restoration apart from invoking the Holy Name of God and earnestly seeking Him in the matter of forgiveness of sins, either personally or nationally.
Now we come to the apparent winners of the fraudulent presidential election. The Democrats have, for the record, deliberately not allowed God’s Name to be used in party platform matters. Their supposed successful candidates have as their political slogan “Build Back Better.” The challenge, in my view, to the God of Heaven could not be made more blatant.
The following excerpt makes manifest how the entire globalist, anti-God cabal—the wickedness in high places of Ephesians 6:12—has embraced or perhaps originated the slogan “Build Back Better.” It also seems to prove the insidious nature of the cabal in their ability to co-opt, thus, as in Paul’s perilous-times forewarnings, make traitors of those they control—President Trump’s supposed friend, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, for example.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dashed hopes that 2021 will be any better than 2020 by tweeting his support of the Great Reset.
Proud that the UK is taking over the 2021 Presidency of the G7 today. Hosting both the G7 Summit and @COP26 will make this a hugely important year for Global Britain and I look forward to welcoming our friends and allies as we beat COVID and build back better from the pandemic.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 1, 2021
“Build back better” is, as Johnson is perfectly well aware, the slogan of the World Economic Forum’s deeply sinister Fourth Industrial Revolution — aka “the Great Reset” – whose aims include the deliberate crashing of the world economy, the crushing and destruction of small businesses, and the creation of a new cash-free society in which no one (save the technocratic elite) owns private property.
Unfortunately for Johnson, people have started wising up to what Build Back Better actually means.
Here are some of the comments which greeted his New Year message:
YOU C**** !!! You deliberately destroyed things for your WEF/China masters !! Build Back Better Bollox !!
Could y’all please stop scaring us with the “build back better” joke? Thank you.
“Build back better” is the slogan of progressive technocracy. Why don’t you come clean with people and let them know what it is you want? You market yourself as a conservative, which is preposterous given the policies you promote.”
“More fascism, more taxes, more authoritarianism. Rot In Hell!”(“Delingpole: Bojo Tweets Praise for the Great Reset. Strap in Everyone, 2021 is Going to be a Wild Ride,” Breitbart.com, RR News, January 2, 2021)
Building Back Better? The building project—the Re-Set—is destined to suffer the same, deserved fate as that effort of Genesis chapter 11. The neo-Tower of Babel building project will seem to succeed for a time. But all who are complicit in constructing that evil edifice will suffer the consequences of Psalms chapter 2.
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure… Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. (Psalm 2:5, 9)
Take comfort. Something big is up with the Lord. So keep looking up! (Luke 21: 28)
Much talk from within the world of America’s news reporting is that China is the chief culprit in stirring much of the trouble in our nation and the world. Others, mostly from the leftist side of the political spectrum, tell a different story. China is, they say, a “competitor” but not an evil enemy.
That has been presumptive president-elect Joe Biden’s take for years. He has, through his son, the facts are revealing, worked within the communists’ state to bring about deals of various sorts. It’s been a more or less friendly competition from Mr. Biden’s perspective—and he has directly called it such.
People on the political right have and still do consider the Chinese Communist Party the greatest threat to world economic stability, if not to world peace. Those within the Trump administration who aren’t incognito (not really deep-staters) are convinced that China is by far the most profound threat America and the world will face in the immediate and distant future.
Certainly the facts, just by observing the moves of that government, prove that they are extremely aggressive in most every area of global interaction.
Consider their building of bases, creating islands in the South China Sea. We watch while they face down with aggressive naval force anyone who enters what they deem their territorial waters—waters that are clearly, according to maritime governance, international. Consider how it is that their labs from which came the dreaded virus that has, in effect, all but destroyed the Western economies through shutdowns, etc.
Prior to the Trump administration, it was the American State Department and previous administrations—both Democrat and Republican—which made agreements that enriched the communist state. Our own negotiation blunders, in effect, have helped build the Chinese communist regime into what is becoming a massive force that has prophetic overtones—that portend the destruction of much of the world’s population.
I have often believed that the Chinese will produce the chief force that will lead Asian nations as described in the following prophetic Scriptures.
And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. (Revelation 9:13–18)
The following description gives further evidence of the probable identity of these invaders from the oriental world.
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. (Revelation 16:12)
I am convinced that we have been watching the king of these “kings of the east” preparing to lead an unstoppable force into the occidental world. The river that has been barrier to such land invasion—the Euphrates—will be dried up, either by some sort of engineering or by supernatural means. I personally believe it will be supernatural.
Those who view this great force as one to fear is on the right side of how to view China as it grows and becomes more menacing. The Biden administration, if it comes to be, doesn’t seem to have anyone on its list of advisors who even recognizes that it is an economic threat, much less a military threat.
The question is moot, really, as to whether we are seeing China develop in the prophetic sense. The “kings of the east” are scheduled to invade and at the same time kill one-third of the world’s population. Whether it’s China or any other nation or force, they are coming from that part of the world and will represent the most deadly military force in human history. It will happen, according to God’s prophetic Word.
China looks at present to be extremely successful. It is building ominously as described above. Evidence more and more shows that it is influencing politicians, governments, media, business interests, and every other American (and even world) governing entity through economic methods—–bribes, etc. Things do not look good for the upcoming days. Many fear we will one day become the slaves of a Chinese communist state.
Don’t believe it. God’s prophetic Word tells a different story. The great force from the Far East will be held back until just before the time of Armageddon. It will not take over economically, then militarily.
The developing globalist forces of the Western nations will be a blocking force as well. Antichrist’s regime will grow, as we can see in daily and hourly news stories.
China—the king of the “kings of the east”—will meet the same fate as the regime of the first beast of Revelation 13: the Antichrist. We see how all will fail in the verse that follows the description of the “kings of the east” force just above.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (Revelation 16:13–14)
China, like all other anti-God forces, will meet its fate on the killing fields God has chosen.
Before that happens, all believers will be long gone from planet earth. I believe that is plainly prophesied in the following Scripture that God tagged onto the end of the prophecy about the kings of the east.
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. (Revelation 16:15–17)
Do you see verse 15? John is given the entire timeline from Rapture to Armageddon, I believe, in this one passage. Christ says He is coming as a “thief.” This is a clear indicator of the Rapture, as found in the following:
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (1 Thessalonians 5:1–4)
What a promise from our Lord!
We are all too familiar with the angst and agony over the 2020 presidential election fraud, the overblown COVID-19 perpetration (in my opinion,) and the satanic globalist rage that threatens to bring on life worse than that under the Nazi regime. But there is something even more profound in terms of where we stand on God’s prophetic timeline.
It has been going on for years –decades, really. We see it going on at the moment, even under the auspices of the president we here hold to be a true champion of Israel, thus one of the most God-directed of all of American history’s chief executives.
The actions taken by the U.S. state department and other agencies in this regard dates back to Israel’s reestablishment as a nation in 1948 under President Harry Truman. The efforts, however, got seriously underway in later administrations, with the efforts becoming more pronounced in the most recent decades.
I refer here to the incessant attempts to bring Israel into peace arrangements with its blood-vowed enemies. More specifically, the heart of end times prophecy as referenced in the article’s title involves the attempts made at dividing God’s promised land given to His chosen people –the Jews.
There were efforts made to do so during the Johnson and Nixon administrations to be sure. Jimmy Carter’s presidency made progress in bringing together Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Al-Sadat. This was without serious attempts to add to the mix the division of the land God gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
But it was with the George Herbert Walker Bush presidency that the most profound signal of the very end of the age began shaping in an easily observable fashion. James Baker and the state department began serious efforts to force the proposal that the land be divided in order to try to bring Israel’s enemy neighbors to the so-called peace table. Bill Clinton’s administration continued the effort, offering PLO leader Yasser Arafat 98 percent of all the PLO wanted, but to no avail, as Arafat walked out on the talks, knowing he would have nothing to complain about if he accepted the sell-out terms.
Then came the truly serious effort to produce the land for peace deal. The Roadmap to Peace proposals were carried out by the George W. Bush administration. It is still going today, having bridged the Barack Obama administration’s doing as much damage to Israel as possible, while maintaining a solemn face of pseudo-friendship with the Jewish state.
President Trump assigned his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the job of putting together and carrying out the Deal of the Century. While Mr. Trump has been an apparent friend to Israel like no other president, none-the-less his administration retained some of the Roadmap to Peace land division ideas within the Deal of the Century blueprint.
The Lord has Foretold plainly in His Word to mankind that He will not abide the division of His Promised Land to His chosen people.
“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” (Joel 3: 1-2)
God says this is in a time He has chosen for Him to deal with all who have been implicit in dealing treacherously with His chosen people. It is the end times –the very end of the age—of which He forewarns.
And it is not only those outside of Israel who are bringing about the fulfillment of this prophecy. We see that there is growing within Israel’s governing forces those who want to embrace this deadly course with regard to land for peace.
Benny Gantz believes Jerusalem is “spacious” enough for a Palestinian capital whilst still remaining united, according to an interview in a Saudi newspaper.
Gantz, who serves as defense minister and alternate prime minister told the Arabic language newspaper Asharq al-Awsat that Jerusalem is a “spacious city that is full of sites which are sacred for all.”
“They want and need an entity in which they will live independently. A state or a kingdom, they can call it whatever they like,” Gantz said. “It is in their right to have independence and a capital which will be a solution to all deadlocked issues.”
“I want Palestinians to be part of the peace process. The push for normalization within the Arab world is a great and tangible opportunity,” he said…
While Israel views Jerusalem as its official and undivided capital, while the Palestinians want its eastern part as their own capital under a two-state solution.
A peace plan unveiled by U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year placed the Palestinian capital in Abu Dis, a small town near Jerusalem.
(Gantz -There will be a place for Palestinian capital in united Jerusalem, Ynetnews, December 19, 2020)
As often pointed out, despite all the other end of the age signals that are flashing during the course of hourly news cycles, it is the nation Israel that is the prime indicator of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline. And it is the dividing of God’s promised land to descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that is at the heart of Bible prophecy on the cusp of being fulfilled –with Armageddon looming.
This year, one of the most tumultuous of American history, is at a close. While we think on the birth of the Savior at this Christmastime, the looming, dark clouds of 2021 foreshadow days just ahead that appear menacing. I think it good to think aloud at this point about what might lurk in the distance, overlaying that future with the template of God’s prophetic Word. That’s the only prism through which to view matters with any hope of ascertaining insight.
The presidential election of 2020, despite declarations by no matter the accounting system, remains unsettled in the national, political sphere and the spiritual realm. The battle goes on and is centered within Ephesians 6: 12—as is obvious to those who use that biblical prophecy template mentioned above.
I find the following excerpt, taken from what I consider to be a relevant article, to at least begin to summarize things as they’re shaping up for 2021 and beyond.
In terms of the economy and the American social situation, 2020 is definitely one of the ugliest years on record, there’s really no way around it. That said, I get the impression that many in the public are operating under the assumption that we are about to cross over the peak of the mountain and it will be all downhill from here on. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
All eyes have been focused on the pandemic event, and the thinking is that once the pandemic is “over,” the crisis will be over and everything will go back to normal.
But, as the globalists have been telling us since the outbreak began, the world “will never go back to normal again”. It’s not because of the pandemic, mind you, it’s because THEY won’t allow things to go back to normal. The “great reset,” as the World Economic Forum calls it, is meant to go on for many years. And, the globalists intend that every aspect of our lives be changed into something almost unrecognizable. (“If you thought 2020 was bad, watch what happens in 2021,” Brandon Smith, presented by Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, December 12, 2020)
The author says that the reset planned by the globalists—bringing all nations into their desired new order by requiring that all join their one-world economy—won’t work. It is, he believes, destined to fail. What worries him, he says, is that a devastatingly serious or total collapse will cause a major depression. He says that breakdown is well underway. It has been initiated, he says, by international banks and central banks through massive debt creation and inflationary stimulus measures.
The stock market—which, he says, has seen the Dow at a record 30,000 lately—is not the thing to look at with regard to how well the American or world economy is doing.
But I don’t wish to get into the weeds on the economy; it’s not something I’m familiar enough with to delve into here.
However, fringe economists (those other than the well-known pundits on TV) have long surmised that it’s just a matter of time before the economic dam bursts and the economies of nations come crashing down. America will, they believe, suffer the greatest of all implosions.
My own thoughts continue to be the same as expressed in my series of ten articles written at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, “Scanning a Fearful Future.”
I write in the series that I don’t believe Bible prophecy predicts a huge economic collapse taking place at the moment God next catastrophically intervenes into wicked human conduct upon the earth.
That conclusion is based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:36–42 and again in Luke 17:26–30. The Lord plainly prophesies in those passages that it will be business pretty much as usual at the time of the Rapture.
He has to be speaking of the Rapture, because He indicates that people will be buying, selling, planting, marrying—doing all the things of normal activity on earth. If He were describing the time of His Second Advent (Revelation 19:11), things would be so bad that nothing normal would be taking place.
We know that, at the same time, it will be like the days of Lot. The world will be totally debauched, with every sort of evil going on. It will also be like in the days of Noah (Genesis chapter 6): Violence will fill the whole earth.
We, of course, have all of the above taking place right at this moment. The “seas and waves” of Luke 21 are roaring. This refers to the peoples who are in turmoil around the world. Protests, riots—unrest of increasing magnitude—are taking place globally. And pestilence in the form of locusts and other sorts, along with a global pandemic of COVID-19, makes the Luke 21 prophecy by the Lord jump out at the observer of Bible prophecy.
Yet, it is business as usual.
If America collapses economically, the entire world will follow. The global economy is so intricately linked to the dollar and to the American economy that the weight of its fall would cause a fiscal earthquake.
This will happen, I have no doubt. This is the conclusion reached in the series I mention. It will happen when Christ calls the Church—all believers—to Himself in the Rapture.
Jesus said that, like when Lot was taken out of Sodom, that very day, God’s judgment will begin falling. The Rapture will be the beginning of the Lord’s Day. The economies of the world will crash.
So we come to the crux of the article: the “prophetic prospectus” for 2021.
Regardless of electoral results or ramifications, Jesus has indicated that things will be business as usual, while at the same time, societies and cultures will be corrupt, vile, violent, and evil, just like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Globalism will be advancing, it’s easy to believe, as Satan prepares to institute his man of sin. However, God has promised that when the man of sin is on the verge of being revealed to the left-behind world, God the Holy Spirit, indwelling the Church, will restrain the evil Satan wishes to inflict.
That is what we see happening right now, as we’ve watched the wickedness unfold day by day, hour by hour, over the past years, months, and days.
The prophecy prospectus, I strongly suspect, includes more of the same. The battle in the high places of Ephesians 6:12 will continue, with God’s restraining hand doing His work to hold back descent into total evil.
Suddenly, then, in the “twinkling of an eye,” Jesus will shout, “Come up here!”.
To see what happens then—from that moment of Rapture until God fulfills all prophecy—read Revelation, beginning with chapter 4. No matter what’s in store for 2021, the “prophetic prospectus,” if you’re a Christian, is glorious!
Never-ending reports bombard our radios, television sets, computers, and personal devices every second of every day. They continuously bring to light (to the spiritually attuned) the evil that comes from every direction. We have had to agree with Lot, who endured evil that perhaps eclipsed even that of our time. We, like Lot, are sorely vexed.
One Christian friend emailed me her vexation—voiced through the synthesized speech program I have to use due to being blind. She indicated she shared the note with many others as well, including whomever looks at email at the White House.
She says the following, in part:
Terry: Below is an excerpt from your commentary today. You are right. My own anger and indignation just keeps building, just as you describe.
Still, as the battle rages, the force that resists is largely hidden, spiritually speaking. But it is there, and it is a pent-up force that I sense is about to be unleashed in ways those of us within whom it resides can’t fully fathom.
This is the Lord’s Day, which I normally devote to sweet communion with Jesus in the Lord’s Supper and meditation and prayer, but I woke up with angry words in my mind this morning and before I could find peace and solace with our Lord I had to vent—and the result is what I just emailed off to our do-nothing Attorney General…
TO: Bill Barr
Rudy Giuliani says Bill Barr does NOT want to know the truth, which has been painfully obvious to us all.
AG Barr: Where are your grand juries, sadistic prosecuting attorneys and FBI Gestapo whom we have watched for the past four years relentlessly pursuing, persecuting, falsely accusing and framing innocent American patriots like General Mike Flynn who have admirably devoted their lives to serving their country and UPHOLDING THE SACRED OATHS THEY TOOK TO DO SO – THE SAME OATH YOU TOOK!??
Where are all these frenzied forces of yours now that we have thousands of sworn affidavits, video, audio, and reams of documentation of REAL crimes – HIGH crimes – TREASON, assault, murder, rioting, insurrection, looting, threats of violence and murder against the President, members of Congress, and anybody who doesn’t subscribe to the Communist takeover you are evidently passively endorsing?
Why is nobody being arrested and charged? Why has the DOJ/FBI suddenly turned into a big fat blob of dead flesh just sitting in their chairs like rotting corpses from coast to coast and stinking America up with their corruption and decay after their four-year feeding frenzy against innocent people?
Worms. Slimy, squirming, disgusting, traitorous little RED worms.
The LOVE OF THE TRUTH is a gift from God. All who refuse this gift of God are damned to eternal torment.
“because they received not the love of the truth…God shall send them strong delusion…That they all might be damned…” 2nd Thessalonians 2:10–12
(My thanks to Mary for sharing her…vexation.)
The causes of Lot’s vexation as compared to Mary’s vary only in terms of the issues: those of ancient times versus those of our own times. The chief architect of the evil of Lot’s day, our day, and all other times in human history is the same. Satan invades with his surreptitious insidiousness the minds—the very souls—of fallen humanity. He foments rebellion, brings forth false accusation, and implants hatred within the thoughts of “earth dwellers,” as people are called in the KJV.
Yet the most egregious of the vexing evil is the same, and is front and center in these times as it was back then. Political wickedness filled ancient culture in Sodom, in that all of society obviously was mad with sensuality and lust that was permitted—even condoned, no doubt by government. However, homosexuality reigned supreme, it’s obvious from the Genesis chapter 19 account. The LGBTQ lobby today, although population-wise is small, has managed to politically/legally all but silence those who would oppose their assault on the morality of the nation.
The past four or five years have given rise to evil that threatens to unleash total debauchery like that out of which the Lord took Lot, whom He called “just” (meaning “righteous”). The God of Heaven says the following by way of warning for those who follow the pernicious ways of the evildoers of Lot’s day. The Lord, through the Psalmist, begins by giving those who are “sorely vexed” great hope.
“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” (Psalms 37:1–11)
To understand fully God’s pronouncement against evil and His promise to the righteous, read the entire passage of Psalm 37.
But for those who are presently entrapped in evildoing, there remains hope—Jesus Christ, the “Blessed Hope.”
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
Election 2020 isn’t over. There is, I sense, much yet to be discovered, uncovered, and, perhaps recovered, before the final period—perhaps I should say “exclamation point”—marks its finality.
At the center of this end-of-the-age demarcation—this evil-saturated presidential election—stands Heaven’s most powerful force. This holy entity of might is unseen, but it’s not without resounding energy and impact. The power within its long-ago prophesied influence for just this critical hour is on the very brink of revealing God to a wicked, wicked world, I believe.
We have witnessed earth’s powers and principalities in government, military bastions, and media enclaves as they have coalesced to form, perhaps, the most powerful anti-God movement in the history of man. At the same time, Heaven’s force has quietly swatted away every attempt to bring in Satan’s Antichrist regime. The evil has been, as I’ve said, almost tangible throughout every news cycle over the past four or five years. The defense against the evil hasn’t been overtly manifest, for the most part.
All of this end-of-the-age spiritual warfare, straight out of Ephesians 6:12, has seemed to be fought particularly in America. The moment Donald J. Trump was made his political party’s nominee, the battle roared to life in ways not seen in my lifetime. The satanic minions were knocked off balance, losing equilibrium—and all sanity—from that moment. They are scrambling more frantically than ever to regain lost time in the globalist onslaught they began following World War II with the establishment of the United Nations.
Still, as the battle rages, the force that resists is largely hidden, spiritually speaking. But it is there, and it is a pent-up force that I sense is about to be unleashed in ways those of us within whom it resides can’t fully fathom.
To many believers, it seems that God is silent, while the minions of the powers-and-principalities coalition apparently have gotten away with fraud of the first order. Mainstream news media and all other media outlets dominated by the “prince of the power of the air” proclaim at every opportunity that Mr. Biden is president-elect—even though it is the electors of the states, not any news sources, that are given the constitutional authority to declare who is president.
And, ultimately, it isn’t even these electors who have that power. They are but players on the stage of history—as we all are.
It is the God of Heaven who determines who will be president. He raises up kings and those in authority, and He removes them, the Scripture tells us. His, alone, is the true power that determines the future.
All this, and at the same time He allows free will. It is a concept beyond the finite mind’s ability to comprehend. In other words, we cannot understand how He can at the same time allow free will, yet control everything absolutely. This is all wrapped up, of course, in His omnipotence—His all-powerful, hands-on governance of His created universe.
It’s part of His omniscience, too—His all-consuming knowledge from eternity past into eternity future. There is nothing that takes Him by surprise and nothing that He doesn’t ultimately control.
So while it might seem that resistance to evil is on the decline and that the minions of evil are charging to victory in this election and in every other facet of life upon this fallen sphere, the opposite is true.
As my good friend, Jan Markell, one of the most listened-to program hosts in Christian radio, says: “Things aren’t falling apart; they are falling together”—i.e., things laid out in God’s prophetic foreknowledge are coming to fruition exactly as the He says, and at a blistering pace.
The very fact that all of the cheating and fraud taking place in Election 2020 haven’t yet secured victory for those perpetrators means, to us who observe closely, that God and His restraining hand is still at work as powerfully as ever. That power is fueled in a mighty way by the prayers of His saints, who are indwelt by God the Holy Spirit.
So, whatsoever the outcome of this election, God’s will is being done, and His victory—thus ours—is absolutely assured.
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).
The monumental film produced by Cecil B. DeMille, The Ten Commandments, continues to carom within the memories of those still living who first saw it on the silver screen. The movie continues to be shown around the Christian holidays and it is still a magnificent production even on the projected image screens of television.
Who could forget the very finger of God as portrayed in the film as lightning from Heaven, carving the Ten Commandments for conducting life on this fallen planet upon the tables of stone?
While Moses fearfully cowered, scarcely looking up, the mountainside exploded as the tablets was cut out of the stone with Heavenly, Surgical precision. Charlton Heston, as Moses, then very tentatively picked the tablets from their place and followed God’s Directive to return to the Israelite people below. They were greatly engaged in sin, the Lord told Moses.
Heston (Moses) came to the base camp where the thousands and thousands of Israelites were in an unbridled orgy. Naked and dancing around the golden calf they had fashioned for worship, the site was cutting-edge film-making for that early period of movie production.
Moses was heart-broken to see the people in such a debauched state. He was more angered than heart-broken, however. Heston as Moses screamed at the people for their evil doings. He shouted, as I remember, “Choose you this day whom you will serve!” He called for those who were with Him to come to his side.
Moses then divided the masses of people, many of whom hurriedly moved, terror-stricken, to his side. Others remained defiant and stayed where they were in order to continue their debauchery and golden calf worship.
Moses anger arose to an even greater level and raised the tablets carved by the Hand of God and flung them at the crowd of unbelieving rebels. We remember how the earth began to shake and crumble in front of the defiant mass of people. The earth gave way beneath them and the earth swallowed them all.
The Lord had used His man, Moses, to divide those who Believed from those who would never believe, no matter what the circumstances. Even when they saw the magnificent Hand of God in dividing the Red Sea so they could pass through, saw the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night to guide them, they wouldn’t believe. That is, they might have head knowledge, but not Heart/Spirit Knowledge of Who God Is. Neither did they want to know.
There is a division taking place even as I write this and you read it. And, God is again using a man, I believe, to divide those who will Believe from those who will not Believe in His Way of comportment for humankind –for His Only Way for the Salvation of the souls of lost mankind.
Donald J. Trump –certainly no Moses, in character, and not having handed to him Commandments directly from God’s Throne— none-the-less is chosen. In the vein of Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus, he is chosen to separate the wheat from the tares, the sheep from the goats, so to speak.
He has been a divisive figure in America’s political realm and in a culture like none other president with the exception of Lincoln. And, Lincoln was chosen, but, obviously for a different purpose, although for a purpose as important in the sense of human freedom.
Trump’s purpose, in my view…well… trumps that of Lincoln in his advocating for Israel, anti-abortion and Constitutional rights with regard to religious freedom.
Now I fully realize that unless your view is Biblical and from the point of view that God is Hands-on and not existential, you see as foolish our believing that these tremendous upheavals of culture we have endured stem from spiritual chaos. –I understand that in your thinking, the so-called revolution represented by the likes of BLM and Antifoam and the raging hatred against Trump and against our wanting things to be back to America as founded is righteous revolutionary action.
And this is where the division is at the moment. It is a schism running smack down the middle of the United States of America. There are decisions to be made upon the political spectrum, and people for the most part have made it.
But it is the Spiritual elements within the American cultural and societal dividing line –that national earthquake fault line where lies the true danger in these troublous times. It is God who Defines where to stand on either side of that fault line.
Now I am fully aware that the story of Moses coming down from the mountain, finding the evil, and acting as God’s Hand of Judgment in slamming the tablets of Law into the fault line of that time involved His Dealing with His chosen people, Israel. But His Dealing with Israel, the Bible tells us in total context of His making Israel His chosen nation, was to place before the eyes of the world a prototype people. These are the people He Chose to serve as an example for the rest of the world’s nations to, in general, comport themselves. So in that regard, God’s Righteous Anger still arises –and against all peoples—when evil reaches its final stages.
There comes a time that a dividing line is drawn –an earthquake fault line of sorts is defined for the whole world to see.
It is my contention that that moment might be upon us now. There is a distinct line of division down the middle of America at present. God has dealt with Israel and America in special ways, I believe. The two nations’ close links since Israel’s rebirth –indeed, America’s amazing history of birth and extraordinary achievements as Apex nation of history is nothing short of Heaven Directed.
So the chaos, created by the rebels who want to do what is right in their own eyes –like the golden calf worshippers of antiquity, has great relevance, I’m convinced. The Lord of Heaven is deliberately making manifest the division between those who will come to Him and those who are diametrically opposed to His Governance.
Trump, unwittingly, I have no doubt, is a type of Moses, in that process of saying symbolically, Choose you this day whom you will serve”. –Or at least “Choose you this day Whom you will not oppose.”
God’s Word, the Bible, has the only TRUTH that exists. In that love letter to mankind, the Creator has given all that is needed to go through life in the Way He has Prescribed. It is a Blueprint for life more Abundant, and full of Light to illuminate dark pathways. Jesus is that Light of the world. He is also the Living Word. Here is what that Word tells us about division in God’s Holy View.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews4: 12)
Millennia and DNA separates those people of Moses day from our time. But God’s Ways change not in the ultimate sense. We can take the God-Inspired Words of Scripture and apply them at this very hour. There is a separation coming. The Spiritual fault line and the historical dividing line are before us. It is time to choose.
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24: 15)
We’ve looked a number of times at Jesus’ words about the very end of the age. The Lord told us in very specific terms that it will be like the days of Noah and the days of Lot at the exact moment He will again intervene—catastrophically—into things going on in a world in rebellion against God.
Ezekiel the prophet clues us a bit on that generation of Sodomites, who had moved so far away from God that destruction was the only remedy possible. God told Ezekiel to report the following:
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. (Ezekiel 16: 49–50)
Sodom had reached the point that every form of debauchery was carried on, perversion of the most disgusting sort being the norm rather than the exception. The sexual immorality had progressed to the ultimate deviancy, marking the city and the people for destruction by the forces of Heaven.
Sodom was living the high life in economic terms. As a matter of fact, Abraham’s nephew, Lot, saw its prosperity and chose to move there when his uncle gave him the choice. Lot became deeply involved in the city’s government and commerce. He was, we believe, a judge who held court at the city gate, as was the way of government of the time.
The ease of life and the leisure time provided for its citizens, God told Ezekiel, led to pride, self-sufficiency, and gluttony, with no regard for those truly in need. The people were therefore haughty, and their sin-corrupted senses, they were led into abominable sexual evil before the holy eyes of God.
Lot was caught up in the stream of the city’s rebellious activities, but he was considered “just” by the Lord, we see from the account given in Genesis chapter 19. When Abraham was told by the Lord He would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham pleaded for Him to relent. Abraham said there had to be righteous people in the cities—those people would make it worth saving the cities from destruction.
We know God agreed to spare the doomed cities if just ten righteous people could be found. He then decreased that number until, when no righteous person besides Lot could be found, Abraham gave up and no doubt agreed that God had no other choice.
Lot, as representing God’s light in the sin-darkened Sodom, no longer was enough of an influence to provide hope of saving illumination, so Lot was removed from the city to Zoar. Judgment then fell that very day and destroyed everyone in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Jesus, in the Olivet Discourse, foretold that it will be exactly like that again: God’s judgment will fall in one day at the time in this generation when His cup of wrath is full.
The question is: How near are we to that time?
No matter which direction we look, we see evil proliferating. The Church of Jesus Christ is the salt and the light in this darkening world. We Christians, indwelled by the Holy Spirit—the Light Bearer—are all that stands between the total evil of this world and God’s judgment and wrath. The Lord said the following:
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5: 13–16)
The spirit of Antichrist is manifesting in physical outbreaks. The evil is no longer hiding just beneath the surface of civility. Proponents of rebellion against every godly principle are attacking the Bible and true Christians in a way that makes headline news on an hourly basis.
We are—as I like to say in using the KJV vernacular—sorely vexed, just as the righteous Lot was in Sodom.
The New York governor just gave orders to shut down worship in his state, or limit it to completely keep congregations out of houses of worship. It is the same in many of the Democrat-run cities and states, like California, for example.
If the election goes in a direction other than that we as God’s people are praying, it will likely be a short time to the implementation of anti-God measures to protect through law the Sodomite activity that caused God to finally say to those cities, “Enough is enough.”
Norway is victim of the prototype government that is coming to America and the world, unless the Lord sees otherwise.
Norway’s parliament has voted to expand the protections that the LGBTQ community has enjoyed in that nation since 1981 by expanding the definition of “hate speech” that can land a person in prison.
Reuters reported Norway already was among the “most liberal countries in Europe” on the issue, “allowing trans people to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis” and more…
Now those found guilty of hate speech face a fine or up to a year in prison for private remarks, and a maximum of three years for public comments.
Monica Maeland, minister of justice, said transgendered people are “an exposed group when it comes to discrimination, harassment and violence.”…
“LGBTQ+ ideology has been mainstreamed in every sphere of life imaginable. Still, radical gender activists will not be at rest until every private citizen repudiates biological truth and relinquishes his every doubt about their dogma.”
Reuters noted that under the penal code, “people charged with violent crimes can receive harsher sentences if a judge decides their actions were motivated by someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” (“Norway criminalizes private criticism of LGTBQ people, Adopts law imposing punishment of up to a year in prison,” By WND Staff, WorldNetDaily, November 14, 2020)
The Antichrist spirit is becoming almost tangible as we watch the lawlessness explode across our nation and the world. Nonetheless, we, as God’ salt and light, are here at the most exciting time in human history. It’s exciting because the Lord is, we believe, on the brink of calling His ambassadors home.
Our just-released book, LAWLESS: The End-Times War Against the Spirit of Antichrist, presents, through seventeen top prophecy experts, just how near that time of Rapture must be, based on the rebellion exploding across America and the world.
But, Jesus Christ, who is infinitely greater than Satan or his coming Antichrist, isn’t taken by surprise by all of this end-of-the-age evil. He will prevail. And so will we who are called by His Holy Name!