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Pondering Pride Month

Our Sodom-like society continues to rage toward the Judgment-producing moment in which Jesus said He will be “revealed” (Luke 17: 28). There will be at that future time, the Lord foretold, things going on which will look exactly like things that were happening as the vexed Lot observed his surroundings in the doomed city of Sodom.

We won’t look again in-depth at all the other prophetic signs Jesus and the prophets foretold. Suffice it to say, as we always do, that all signs given in God’s prophetic Word are in a state of convergence. All are coming at this generation with increased frequency and intensity.

In consideration of the one signal Jesus gave, likening His future moment of Intervention into the perverted affairs of mankind to the time when Lot and his family were removed to Zoar, the similarity is, of course, striking.

I’m not certain that the people of Sodom had reached the point of parading in the streets in celebration of the homosexual lifestyle. I’m not sure they had a perennial LGBTQ-plus Pride Month. But if I were a gambling man, I would be placing my bet that these things were taking place not occasionally but in never-ending fashion. I have no doubt that it was gay pride on steroids, as is said.

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that we, as a society and culture, have been moving ever more swiftly into Sodom and Gomorrah-like configuration. Thus, despite the fact that we are told the percentage of those among our population who are part of the LGBTQ-plus lifestyle is almost infinitesimal.

Some will say that it is the wickedness of the godless, mainstream media that makes the perversion seem ubiquitous and even dominant – that it is the heads of the corporate world hungry for profits who are embracing those of the small percentage among us. It is these who employ debauched merchandising strategies, thereby pouring massive advertising dollars into media in order to lure LGBTQ-plus shoppers that make the perversion appear more rampant than it actually is.

No matter what the strategy they claim or the proposition they put forth that they are simply just going about business as usual, and considering it all merely marketing, the Luke 17:28-30 prophecy seems to be taking shape before our sorely vexed eyes and ears. These days are a match, it seems to me, for the days of Lot which Jesus forewarned those 2 millennia ago while speaking to the disciples atop the Mount of Olives.

The Lord, in fact, likened those former times in Sodom to business being conducted as usual. But we know from history that the fate which followed that business as usual was complete annihilation of the twin cities. Jesus said the same fate awaits the people of that future time when the business as usual reaches the point that God’s Cup of Wrath is full to the brim.

The first thing on God’s list of the things He hates is seen in the following scripture we’ve looked at before.

“These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him.

  • A proud look,
  • A lying tongue,
  • Hands that shed innocent blood,
  • An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,
  • Feet that be swift in running to mischief,
  • A false witness that speaketh lies,
  • And he that soweth discord among brethren” (Proverbs 6:16-19).

A proud look heads the list of things God hates. So it is altogether appropriate to look at this thing they have forced us to endure called Pride Month. Even if they take the first word from the title as they are using it –the word Gay— the modern-day champions of Sodom and Gomorrah-like lifestyle is the heart of the designation.

But it isn’t just the matter of pride that is wrapped up in the present Sodom-Gomorrah activity.

The second thing on God’s list: a lying tongue speaks satanic words against the God of Heaven, accusing Christians and those who oppose the corruption of culture as being phobic and evil.

Other evil that God says He hates fester within the black heart of the Sodom-like comportment.

Hands that shed innocent blood are an almost inseparable wickedness of the radical mindset harbored within the militant homosexual movement, i.e., abortion – the shedding of the blood of the most helpless among us – is championed by the LGBTQ-plus community, almost without exception.

An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations is a matter that is in our faces in increasingly despicable and demonstrable ways.

Transvestites are allowed to interact with the very youngest of children in a most sexually aggressive manner. Children in grade school are encouraged to learn the most salacious perversions imaginable by schools and teachers, many who are themselves deeply active as part of the LGBTQ-plus movement. Parents who object have been considered the criminals and have been persecuted/prosecuted by courts steeped in support of a Sodom-like lifestyle.

Governments and even some physicians now, as part of the gay pride industry, alter the bodies and minds of those below legal age, hiding such activity in many cases from the parents of the kids.

Despite growing opposition to the assault being perpetrated by those who champion June as Pride Month, such as the refusal by much of the buying public to purchase goods from Woke franchises such as Target, Kohls and others, the franchise giants aren’t giving in to any great extent.

They are putting on display at point of purchase for even the youngest of children –including infants– their apparel that is of a transsexual nature. The garments are especially designed by those pushing the LGBTQ-plus agenda at every level of society and culture.

The pride that brought complete destruction to Sodom and Gomorrah is on full display for all to witness this month of June.

The most important eyes that are watching this display of Gay Pride are, of course, the Eyes of the God Who completely erased that long-ago homosexual pride from the plains near the Dead Sea.

Jesus foretold that just such a future people will suffer the same Judgment from Heaven. When believers are Called by Christ into His Presence, that type of destruction will begin falling.

It is not our place to hate those who practice, condone, or champion Sodom and Gomorrah-type activity. We, as believers, must, in Christian Love, pray that God’s Truth will Light their sin-darkened imaginations – that they will themselves Believe and be Saved from the Eternal punishment that all unbelievers face.

Here yet again is how to come out of sin and into Christ’s Presence either at death or upon the Rapture.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).

Tracking toward the Tribulation Temple

Stage setting for prophetic fulfillment surrounding all things Israel unfolds while we continue to examine developments on an hour-by-hour basis.

There continues to be constant intrigues involving interactions around and upon Moriah, with Muslim-Jewish contentions keeping an atmosphere for potential war brewing. Yet there is a drumbeat to produce peace, with hostile insistence at its core that Israel give in to enemy demands.

Incoming rockets, intended to weaken Israel’s resolve to resist the need to make peace, only hardens IDF dedication to punish the terrorist organizations. We get reports often of IDF forces taking out their leaders with precision drones and other strikes. Too many times, American mainstream media and left-wing political entities take the side of the Israel-hating enemies of the Jewish state.

Yet preparation continues for a time when, the religious factions in Israel believe, peace will reign and worship can again take place on the Temple Mount.

At present, that seems to be a pipe dream. Any such attempt to reestablish worship by the Jews on the Temple Mount would certainly bring down the wrath of all Islam. Yet the preparation continues.

The most previous Jewish Temple was destroyed in AD 70 when General Titus and the Roman legions tore down every stone of the structure. This was exactly as Jesus had foretold while teaching on the Mount of Olives. However, the Lord, while speaking during that discourse, indicated there will be a future Temple–the one the “abomination of desolation” (Antichrist) would sit in, declaring himself to be God.

So there must be a Third Temple—God Himself has said so.

We have watched developments, as stated above, intensely examining everything surrounding modern Israel. For example, we’ve seen that the implements of worship in that future Temple are already prepared. The red heifers have apparently been produced that will act as cleansing purification in the worship process. Even a rail system is in preparation that, the experts say, is meant to bring Jews in from around the world to the Temple Mount once the edifice is constructed.

In the latest regard for that construction, the following item is of interest:

Haim Dotan, an acclaimed architect who has won several international awards and also serves as a professor of architecture at leading institutes in China, recently became involved in the ambitious project of designing the third Jewish temple in Jerusalem.

Known for his extravagant projects, such as the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge in China—renowned as the tallest glass-bottomed bridge in the world—Dotan last year joined the right-wing activist and literature scholar Professor Hillel Weiss and pitched a session of the Jerusalem International Conference: “From the Umbilicus Mundi to the Four Corners of the Earth and Back.”

The conference, scheduled to take place this summer in Jerusalem, will be organized by the Yad Ben Zvi Institute, a prestigious research center in Israel. Dotan’s pitch, “Building Jerusalem, the temple city, and the road to peace,” was divided into three sections.

The first was dedicated to the transportation and economy of the future “temple city” of the Israeli capital. The next pitch, entitled “From Vision to Practice,” described future plans for the Jerusalem of the Third Temple era, inspired by biblical sources.

“In the center of the plan, an open structure will be built above the Old City of Jerusalem. It will be shaped like a tent, a cloud, or a mountain. Six or eight bridges will connect constructive towers which will combine stairways and elevators, supporting upper Jerusalem,” the outline seen by i24NEWS stated…

This may be another far-fetched attempt that is ignored by authorities, but the fact that a prestigious architect – who is secular and doesn’t have any political background – is involved in such a project makes this case all the more interesting, if not more tangible.

Plans to rebuild the third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam, are not new but have mostly faced strong resistance. In 1990, a deadly riot erupted on the Mount after a fringe Jewish group tried to lay the cornerstone of a third temple. (“The architect and activist who want to build Jerusalem’s third temple,” by Uri Shapira, senior producer, Holy Land Uncovered, I24NEWS, May 19, 2023)

David, king of Israel, wanted to build a house wherein God could reside. Jehovah, who called David “a man after my own heart,” proposed the question of whether He could be contained in such a structure. The answer, of course, was, “No.” Of course not.

The Lord did appreciate the thought, though, obviously. He told David that he couldn’t build a place where God could dwell among His people because David had too much blood on his hands from all the wars he had fought to defend Israel and acquire land God gave the chosen people.

Instead, God told David that Solomon, David’s son, would build God such a dwelling place.

The Temple Solomon built had at its heart the Holy of Holies, a fifteen-foot cubed inner sanctum that housed the Ark of the Covenant, the elaborately prepared container wherein the Shekinah glory, the very presence of God, would dwell.

That spot is still somewhere upon the Temple Mount—Mt Moriah, most scholars believe. Religious Jews are still afraid to walk upon the Temple Mount grounds for fear of accidentally treading upon that one spot on earth where God chose to reside.

The Temple and the Holy of Holies constituted God’s touchstone to humanity—and particularly to the Jews. It is the place where Abraham was to offer Isaac before God Intervened with the ram caught by its horns in a thicket, thus providing the sacrifice Abraham made to the God of Heaven.

Not far from the spot of the Holy of Holies is Golgotha, where Jesus Christ hung on the cross. When Christ died, the veil in the Temple’s Holy of Holies tore from top to bottom, giving people direct access to God the Father through that Sacrifice.

Solomon’s Temple, then, was the First Temple. It was the most glorious in beauty; it stunned even the queen of Sheba when her eyes fell upon its splendor. Nebuchadnezzar destroyed it in 587 BC.

The building of the Second Temple took place following Israel’s Babylonian captivity. It lasted from 516 BC to AD 70. It became known as Herod’s Temple when it was commissioned by the king to be greatly expanded in size and beauty.

As stated earlier, this Temple was destroyed by the Roman military in AD 70.

The Third Temple is foretold to be in place during the last seven years of human history prior to Christ’s return. Daniel prophesied about Antichrist: “…in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease” (Daniel 9:27b) This last, most vicious, tyrant will enter the Third Temple and desecrate it.

This Tribulation Temple, like all other developments toward fulfilling the coming seven years of hell on earth Bible prophecy calls Daniel’s seventieth week, can be constructed very quickly, according to those who study the matters involved. Many believe, as do I, that the rebuilding of the Temple will be a major stipulation for getting Israel to agree to a peace covenant with its blood-vowed enemies–the covenant “made with death and hell.” (Isaiah 28:15, 18).

Those seven years of horror must be very near. All who are left behind following the Rapture will have to endure the time Jesus, Himself, said will be the worst time of all human history (Matthew 24:21).

As we always say, you don’t want to be here during that time of horror worse than even the death camps of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. Here again is how to be ready to go to Jesus when He calls in the Rapture.

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)

End of All Flesh?

Jesus’ words of fearsome times to come have reverberated from the Mount of Olives since the hour He looked down upon the Temple while answering His disciples’ question about the end of the age. None of those words more encapsulated just how horrific things would be leading up to His return to planet Earth.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. (Matthew 24:2)

Like most who study Bible prophecy, I’ve thought the world’s nuclear arsenals would bring humankind to the brink of total annihilation as described here by the Lord. This, of course, could still be the case. Just one of America’s nuclear-equipped submarines, it is said, has more firepower within its hull than all of the explosives detonated in World War II—including the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Can you imagine what devastation all-out nuclear war could unleash?

So, it isn’t a far stretch to believe that Jesus, the greatest of all prophets, could have been talking about nuclear devastation in our present time on this judgment-doomed sphere.

While that could still be the case, I was reminded this past week that nuclear war isn’t the only methodology that might bring humanity to the point that all flesh will be in danger of being completely destroyed. The scientific geniuses amongst our numbers are proving more and more to have the same reprobate mindset as the general population of rebels who have turned their backs to God. And even more troubling, many among those of the scientific community are observably “evil men [and women] and seducers” who continue to grow worse and worse.

We have witnessed, I believe, an effort by that community to join in the globalist intention to bring the planet into a sustainable configuration—the carbon footprint-controlled New World Order championed by England’s newly coronated king.

We remember the one-world-order Georgia Guidestone edifice inscribed with an expression of the desire to bring the earth’s population down to a “sustainable” five hundred million. Its strange destruction and removal—with almost no notice of that removal by the usually avid, pro-sustainable, climate-change champions of international media—hasn’t been addressed by way of explanation since.

It seemed that the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccine-mandate hoopla were somehow involved in the that monument’s declaration. The evidence continues to mount that the effort to eliminate human flesh from the population count remains with us to this late hour. Science, which we are told we must trust, doesn’t seem to be on the side of continuation of humanity.

Consider the following:

Late on January 29, 2023, eminent MIT Professor and respected expert on drug safety analytics, Dr. Retsef Levi, placed a video on his Twitter. In it, he calls for the immediate suspension of all mRNA injections. Here are his words introducing the video:

“The evidence is mounting and indisputable that mRNA vaccines cause serious harm including death, especially among young people. We have to stop giving them immediately!” (“Worldwide Phenomenon of Sudden Deaths: The Level of Denial and Deception Is Mindboggling,” Jonathan Brentner, https://harbingersdaily.com/worldwide-phenomenon-of-sudden-deaths-the-level-of-denial-and-deception-is-mindboggling/)

But even the unleashing of virulent pestilences, with, some believe, the complicit efforts of those within America’s clandestine cabals, doesn’t tell the entirety of suspected intrigue involved.

Now a potential evil feared to threaten human life itself is developing—and at a pace that terrifies even some of the scientific community who are working on the creation of the AI technologies.

In late March, no lesser mortal human beings than Goldman Sachs equity research took a deep dive into the implications of AI for the world (and beyond). The magnum opus led readers through the evolution of AI… Their shocking conclusion: AI will lead one-third of a billion layoffs (at least) in the US and Europe. Think of it as the mobilization of the service sector. The safety risks around AI are huge, and we think there is a more than 50/50 chance AI will wipe out all of humanity by the middle of the century. (“There’s A Greater-Than-50% Chance AI Wipes Out All of Humanity by 2050, One Advisory Finds,” https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/theres-greater-50-chance-ai-wipes-out-all-humanity-2050-one-advisory-finds.)

More and more, the scientists involved in this burgeoning thing called artificial intelligence are warning of the unknowns that will occur when machine melds with human. We wonder if those responsible for the future of AI are intent on making the global elite “become as gods”—as the serpent promised Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Perhaps this is what Jesus meant, at least in part, when he said the words quoted above:

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

So we can be assured that it will not be the end of all flesh. Jesus will preempt Satan’s ability to devour the whole human race. We believe that this preemption—the Rapture of His Church—might take place at any moment! Then, God will Himself control the attempts of Satan to eliminate the human race during the seven years of hell on earth.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

This End-of-the-Age Rage

You have to hear it for yourself to understand. It is the manifestation of the reprobate mind—the result of turning one’s back to God and deliberately going in the opposite direction.

The sound, you would think, comes from inside asylums for the insane. But the seeming uncontrollable screeching is heard more and more as lunatic-sounding protests have grown from demonstrations and debates of the past, stemming from a degree of sensibility, to become guttural screams that drown out any counter viewpoint.

The level of enragement that points to the reprobate mind that no longer is willing to hear what God’s Word has to say is wild animal-like—without self-discipline of any sort.

Most of the rage is centered at the heart of the aberrant sexual agenda being foisted at present particularly against the very youngest. The screams are especially steeped at the center of the LGBTQ+ entities and organizations in America.

Although by far in the minority of societal and cultural composition, the shrill howls of animal-like shrieking garner the attention of politicians and courts. A news item perhaps will somewhat describe my intended point.

A transgender activist let out several primal screams at a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting last week, after SF District Attorney Brooke Jenkins declined to prosecute a Walgreens security guard who shot Banka Brown, a black transgender individual.

Jenkins declared that “the evidence clearly shows that the suspect believed he was in mortal danger and acted in self-defense.”

[The woman, preferring the pronoun their] expressed their (?) displeasure with an intra-scream diatribe.

“I live in [District 6]. I hate a lot of people on this board…for the reasons that led up to Banka Brown’s death. So, often I prepare something—maybe it’s a little historical, may even be a little poetic, whatever. There’s a lot of performative people on this board who will say one thing and support Black people, homeless people, trans people, and then immediately stab you in the face—being racist, transphobic, anti-homeless.

“So I don’t have any words prepared today. I just want you to feel our pain. I don’t know if you can at this point, based off your policy choices, but I have to pretend you have some form of empathy left. So, I am going to spend the next minute screaming ’cause that is what is going on in here.”

McGeever then gave several primal screams, saying: “That is what the trans genocide in this country, in this city, has brought me to.”

As Jonathan Turley writes: “No, that is what an age of rage has brought all of us to. This entire scream session was due to San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announcing that her office would not prosecute Michael-Earl Wayne Anthony, a Walgreens security guard responsible for the shooting death of Banko Brown, a Black member of the transgender community…

“Our politics is now reduced to a collective scream session with zero content beyond pure unadulterated rage.”

As I noted earlier, this trend was previously captured by Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) who is shown on videotape screaming about gun control in the Capitol as his colleagues left the floor following a vote. When Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) asked Bowman to stop yelling, Bowman shouted back: “I was screaming before you interrupted me”—which could go down as the epitaph for our age. (“AAAAAAAAAHHHH”: Trans Activist Unleashes Primal Scream at SF Board Meeting,” Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge, RR News, May 7, 2023)

The screaming was indeed bloodcurdling. Those in control tried to use reason, but their effort was useless. If not insane at the moment, the individual certainly couldn’t be differentiated from someone who had lost their mind–even by a clinical psychologist—in my opinion.

And this is just the latest of a series of such baying-at-the-moon, ear-piercing-type bellowing.

This type of insane rage seems to have had its genesis as an uncontrollable crying and shrieking by a woman who, back in 2016, sat on a curb when she learned that Donald Trump had won the presidential election over her candidate, Hillary Clinton. The demonstration of the loss of sensibility now has become almost a regular feature by both men and women—especially in demonstrations that are protesting on behalf of Sodom-like activities carried on by LGBTQ+ and their lookalikes. These are demonstrating the “reprobate mind” before the whole world—even the world of the woke of San Francisco governmental entities.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. 

Seems to me that insane shrieking for minutes on end is not exactly convenient, especially not to the ears that have to listen.

The closer time comes for Christ’s call for the Church to “Come up here!” (Revelation 4:2), the more Sodom-like the enragement manifests.

The end-of-the-age rage is but another strong signal of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline.

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22: 20)

Heavenly Hatred?

Those who see God as a grandfatherly teddy bear who sits in Heaven and smiles tolerantly down upon imperfect human beings often argue that God is love and would never send people to an eternity of torment. Most in this category would agree with Pope Francis that even atheists will eventually go to Heaven.

When considering today’s world, while wickedness is on the rise and is the order of the hour, the fallen mind, it can be reasoned, might be justified in reaching such a conclusion. Wickedness pervades societies and cultures around the planet. Those who perpetrate heinous activity seem to get away with their iniquitous behavior. God in Heaven seems to the “God is love only” crowd to be forgiving of all evil—even if repentance isn’t forthcoming.

“A loving God couldn’t send even the Adolf Hitlers and Mao Zedongs to a place of punishment such as the Bible describes” is the mantra. Although such beastly humans are subject to earthly retribution, the retribution is only temporary. The person’s spirit is ultimately absolved of all sins. This is the religiosity behind many in the matter of good vs evil.

“God is only love; that such a deity could harbor no hate” is at the heart of this earth-centered theology.

Of course, those who hang onto this view want no heavenly governance for the most part. They want to be free to do what is right in their own eyes. They don’t want to answer to a deity for their own sins. They will make it to Heaven because a loving God could never send them, or anyone, to the Hell described in the Bible.

And they must at the same time view the Bible as a book that is flawed at the very least—not the Word of God (at least, not of their version of God).

Because they declare that God can’t hate—that He is only love—they must deny that the words of the Bible aren’t the Truth—the very words of the Living God.

You might disagree with my analysis of the type of things God hates, but I thought these are matters we’re all familiar with. Here is why they must deny the Bible to be God’s Word. This is how the writer of Proverbs puts it:

These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him.

  • A proud look,
  • A lying tongue,
  • Hands that shed innocent blood,
  • An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,
  • Feet that be swift in running to mischief,
  • A false witness that speaketh lies,
  • And he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16–19)

If there is a God who punishes sin with eternal fire in Hell, there is a world full of people at this moment who will not make Heaven without repentance. Let’s look at some of the sins we should be thoroughly familiar with, since we’re inundated with such wickedness at an exponentially increasing rate.

“A proud look”

We remember the actress who held up a performance award she had just won and told Jesus to do something in the most vulgar of terms. Hollywood types and politicians of the anti-God, ideological left often display such prideful blasphemy.

“A lying tongue”

A president—despite absolute, even scientific, DNA evidence—lied that he had never had sex with a young woman, and had only his hand slapped for the lie to a forum before which lying supposedly brings severe punishment.

Additionally, another president continues to have ongoing lies perpetrated against him from opposition politicos, entertainers, and even mainstream news organizations. The Russian collusion hoax continues to haunt our eyes and ears, with other lies just as egregious making their way to the forefront of the crooked election processes of our day.

“Hands that shed innocent blood”

Can there be any among us who are truly innocent other than babies in the wombs of their mothers? Yet their blood continues to be shed by the millions every year in America and around the world. Laws are made just to secure the right to commit this most wicked practice and those who practice abortion as “the right to choose.”

“An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations”

In considering this thing that God hates, we think on the desires of those who want to do wickedness to the youngest of children through exposing them to evil, transvestite, and other sexual perversions. One political party is now controlled by those who want to teach these perversions in classrooms and even to change the genders medically of children while declaring parents who oppose such activity as anarchists. The FBI has joined in the pursuit of such parents who seek to protect their children.

“Feet that be swift in running to mischief”

Black Lives Matter (BLM) comes immediately to mind. Its followers have done billions of dollars in damage to private and public properties—have even burned churches, such as setting on fire the church known as the church of the presidents in Washington, DC.

These and other rioter-organizations, like Antifa, have burned entire portions of inner cities and blocked off certain areas as “off limits” to police.

These, funded by the evilist of globalist minions, run swiftly to any mischief that arises.

“A false witness that speaketh lies”

We recall a Supreme Court nominee who, in the recent past, was subjected to a woman who, it was proven, falsely accused the nominee of sexually assaulting her and other young women many years previous.

Justice Clarence Thomas also went through such false accusations at his hearings, with the current president of the United States, when he was a US senator, leading the false accusations in what has become known as a high-tech lynching.

“And he that soweth discord among brethren.”

For me, this is manifest in those who claim to be of a political party, but run to left-leaning forums, particularly mainstream “progressive” panels such as The View and TV programs at networks, and tell the anti-America, anti-God hosts what they want to hear. This is all to get air time, while throwing their fellow party members under the proverbial bus because of hatreds they hold.

Some would say this is only politics and doesn’t fit God’s condemnation in this sense, but, as I say, to me personally, this is one example of this type of wickedness God hates. I certainly hate it, at any rate.

God is a God of love, absolutely. But He is also a God who is perfectly righteous. He is patient concerning His judgment, but His patience is not without limits. He hates sin in any form and will ultimately destroy it.

With all the wickedness, the evil, we see all around us, we must ask: Is the Lord of Heaven about to bring all of this anti-God activity to an end?

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. (Jude 1:14–15)

Before that great judgment, Jesus said the following will happen:

And when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your head, for your redemption draws near. (Luke 21:28)  

Prominent Prophetic Perspective

Jesus, while sitting atop the Mount of Olives, speaking to His disciples, gave a profound prophecy relative to our present day. As they looked down upon Jerusalem and at the Temple on Moriah, the Lord said the following:

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation. (Matthew 24:6–7)

Of all the prophecies that seem to be in view now, none is more relevant than the turmoil Jesus spoke of that we’re watching in this crucial hour of last-time human history.

The process of stage-setting in this regard is part of the dynamics reconfiguring the world for humanity’s most horrific military conflict–Armageddon.

The portion of the prophecy we need to look at is the prophecy Jesus gave that “nation will rise against nation” in an unprecedented way just before He returns to set up His Millennial Kingdom on the earth.

When giving only a cursory glance at these words, we think that, yes, that’s certainly true. Many a nation has risen against another nation just during the past several decades. There have been many wars, and other wars are looming. But, is this the kind of “nation against nation” reference Jesus specifically gave in this discourse?

To answer this, we must look at the Greek language–the language from which the New Testament was translated into English. Jesus was in actuality saying these uprisings would be unusual in that they would be based in ethnos—Greek, here, for “nation.” They would be “ethnic” in origin. They would pit ethnic—or racial—group against racial group.

It is equally true that ethnic factors have been the cause of many wars throughout the centuries. The Arabs and Jews–as a matter of fact, many ethnic peoples against the Jews—marked the conflicts of Old Testament times. Almost without exception, those early wars were “ethnic” in origin.

Things haven’t changed. Arabs and Jews still have the ethnos factor at the heart of their differences. And, never in history has the conflict been more virulent–in rhetoric, if not in fact. The Islamic nations–mostly Arab—are blood-vowed to push the Jews into the Mediterranean Sea and wipe the Jewish race from the planet. Some Arab leaders of the past and other leaders–e.g., the Iranian—continue to want all Jews expunged from the region and even off the planet. They have made it their national policy through their oratorical invectives. There have been conflicts in the century just passed involving peoples of the Caucuses, the Balkans, etc., and horrific slaughters in Africa and other places–all based upon ethnic differences.

Now, this hemisphere is experiencing the ever-increasing lethal effects of ethnic struggle. The latest is more and more pitting those of multiple races against, particularly, Caucasian types, while the protests over immigration laws escalate. These uprisings aren’t spontaneous, but are fomented, obviously, by those who have ulterior motives–other than to see that illegal immigrants get a chance to start new lives in the most materially blessed nation in human history.

We’ve looked consistently at the globalist elites who are showing a total disregard for national boundaries and sovereign well-being by wanting to just ignore the laws on these important immigration matters and extend unlimited amnesty to those who have entered America illegally.

The point is, Jesus said a great, swelling uprising involving ethnic strife would grow to be a major crisis during the Tribulation era–the last seven years just before He returns to put an end to all of the conflicts at Armageddon (Revelation 19:11).

This tremendous ethnic disturbance we are witnessing each day in our headlines is something we must absolutely watch closely. The powerful turbulence–the “seas and waves roaring”—constitutes yet another indicator of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline. We can say with a degree of certainty—based upon study of God’s Word and belief in the pre-Trib Rapture of Christ’s Church—that because of the burgeoning ethnic unrest, in conjunction with all of the other indicators we see interjecting themselves with growing intensity and frequency, Jesus’ shout, “Come up here!” can’t be far distant.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Les Feldick—A Most Faithful Servant

Les FeldickLes Feldick, TV host and in-depth Bible teacher almost without peer is now in the arms of the Lord he served devotedly for many decades.

Les, I easily acknowledge, invested heavily in my own desire to serve in our Lord’s great cause. For many years, his program, Thru the Bible with Les Feldick, was and continues to be on my TV screen while I begin my mornings, usually around 4 am. His program was—and still is—on four times on various channels, and I sometimes will listen twice to hear the points he made in those hundreds of programs over the years.

Like Paul the great apostle wrote, our minds can’t truly know all the things the Lord has prepared for us when our course on earth is finished. Certainly those heavenly marvels must be spectacular beyond all human imagination for this man of God.

Thankfully, Les will, through his TV programs, continue to teach us until the Lord calls in the way the Lord has called Les, or until the Rapture—that blessed event Les Feldick so enthusiastically taught at every opportunity.

Below is the obituary his family presents to honor beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

We will soon see him again, alive and well for eternity. The great reunion with Les is just a heartbeat—or twinkling of an eye moment—away.


Dear friends,

On Wednesday, April 5th at approximately 8:30 p.m., surrounded by his loving wife Iris and family, Les Feldick passed from this world into eternal Glory. Les was a true workman that needed not be ashamed because he devoted his life to serving the Lord Jesus through teaching God’s Word rightly divided as stated in II Timothy 2:15. He was able to remain at the place he loved most on Earth, his cattle ranch in Lona Valley, until the very end. Although Les has left us bodily, his legacy will live on through the ministry he and Iris began in 1990. “Through the Bible” has and will continue to bless many with a deeper understanding of Biblical truths.

Prayers for the family are greatly appreciated but we would ask that you not send flowers, gifts, etc. Many of you have asked about the future and we want to ease your minds—”Through the Bible” will continue! Les expressed to us many times his wishes for us to carry on with the ministry, and that is what we intend to do as long as the Lord allows. Les always stressed that it took the efforts of many people to bring this teaching to the masses, and there are many who are working to insure it continues for years to come.


Les Eugene Feldick was born June 6, 1927, to Ted and Lu Feldick at home on the farm near Buffalo Center, Iowa. He passed peacefully into Glory on April 5, 2023, at the age of 95. Les was raised on a family farm. He graduated from Buffalo Center High School as class president in 1944.

As a young man, Les enjoyed farming, sports, history, and listening to good gospel preaching on the radio while he milked the cows.

Les enrolled at the University of Montana in Missoula. Out of love and commitment to his family and the land, he returned to the family farm before graduating.

Les joined the Army in 1950 and served at the Army/Navy Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas, attaining the rank of Sergeant.

Les met Iris Gray on Valentine’s Day in 1953. They were married on June 21, 1953. Les and his new bride moved from Hot Springs, AR, back to the family farm near Buffalo Center, Iowa. They raised three children in the love and admonition of Jesus Christ.

Early in his farming career, Les began teaching from the Bible to a small home Bible study group under the leading and encouragement of a close friend and missionary.

Other weekly home Bible studies were soon requested of Les, who was blessed greatly by God with the gift of Bible teaching. God’s Word did not return void. Many hearts, minds, and souls were transformed to the glory of God through those small, home Bible study groups.

Les moved his family to an Oklahoma cattle ranch near Kinta, OK, in 1975, not far from where Iris was born and raised. Iris continued as a registered nurse and Les developed a cow/calf operation.

Not long after moving to Oklahoma, Les was asked to lead a morning Bible study with the Stigler police force. Upon invitation, other weekly Bible studies began in Tahlequah, Wilburton, Muskogee, and McAlester, Oklahoma. A request to televise a Bible study led by Les in Tulsa, OK, was made in 1990. This locally televised and “temporary” program began what would become a ministry of world-wide impact. The sound biblical teachings of a Holy Spirit led, self-taught farmer/rancher continues to inspire and instruct millions worldwide.

Les is survived by his sweetheart of 70 years, Iris. Greg (wife-Janette,) their first-born,) and Todd (wife-Kim,)  their third child, remember their dad with love, admiration, respect, and gratitude. His sister, Jan, 3 nephews, 3 nieces, 9 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren also remain. Laura, their daughter, preceded her father in death in 2017. Les’ brother, Harley, also preceded him in death.


Les no doubt has now heard our Lord say to him: “Well done, good, faithful, servant.”

Raging toward Reset

Evangelist Billy Graham once wrote a book with the title World Aflame. The world then, as now, seemed poised to burst into actual flames. The nuclear war threat was ever-present, and the spiritual evil seemed, as now, to be erupting from the very portal of Hell.

However, that earlier time, because of extremely troubling things transpiring hour by hour today, seems almost a pleasant reminiscence. But at the same time, although things on the horizon are far more volatile now than when Dr. Graham released that book, the earth’s inhabitants and people of America seem to scarcely notice the true nature of the dangers faced.

Those who do understand the true nature of the matters involved in those dangers are in the almost-infinitesimal minority. While I’m aware that this observation no doubt might appear arrogant, it is nonetheless a fact, if we view the Bible as God’s Word to humankind.

Only believers in Jesus Christ for salvation can truly grasp the dangers faced. And only a tiny minority within those actually understand what is happening and what is about to happen while the world and the nation rage toward reset.

This end-times generation sits upon an incendiary surface, beneath which is building the tectonic Tribulation pressures that are about to explode in the most catastrophic eruption of all human history.

Jesus, Himself, put it this way:

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:21)

The Tribulation—Daniel’s Seventieth Week—is on the brink of erupting, and only that minority of God’s eternal family alive at this moment knows and understands the extent of the dangers that are poised to make the planet Hell on Earth.

As a matter of fact, the minions—the powers and principalities—against whom we as believers struggle, both human and demonic, are deep into preparing to bring that condition about. The evil, supernatural minions among that cabal are implementing the chief perpetrator’s blueprint to make the earth an inferno of death and destruction. At the same time, the human minions—at least many of them—believe they are creating a utopian world in which they can become as gods. This will require certain things to take place. These things are within the luciferian blueprint, but the human minions believe that blueprint is their own creation. At least some of this human element within the Ephesians 6:12 cabal believe they are doing God’s work—assuming at least a few actually believe there is a God.

These, in their state of satanic delusion, believe the blueprint is of their own creation. They title their plan “The Great Reset.”

Their slogan for this scheme to construct their version of Babel’s tower is “Build back better!”.

The chief human architect for the Great Reset project apparently is Klaus Schwab. This globalist adherent to the “Build back better” mantra framed the neo-Babel building project a few years ago.

In June, 2020, Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), presented the plan. He wrote that the COVID-19 lockdowns “may be gradually easing, but anxiety about the world’s social and economic prospects is only intensifying.” He warned that a “sharp economic downturn has already begun, and we could be facing the worst depression since the 1930s.”

“To achieve a better outcome,” Schwab said, “the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.”

“Every country, from the United States to China,” he said, “must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”

The following describes the unsavory project from the non-delusional perspective.

This will be your future if some powerful people at the World Economic Forum get their way: you’ll own nothing and “be happy about it.”

Energy will be green, rationed, and expensive, and travel will be restricted.

Your diet will be controlled, and currency will be digital.

This left-wing dystopian dream is called the Great Reset, and you’re supposed to be excited about it.

The Great Reset Is Well-Documented

The Great Reset has been labeled a conspiracy theory and parts of it sound like a conspiracy theory, but everything we know about it comes from the global elites themselves, who have been quite open about it.

“This is not a conspiracy theory. This is a well-documented movement among many of the world’s most powerful people,” says Justin Haskins, the Editorial Director at The Heartland Institute and a leading authority on the Great Reset, “Fundamentally, this is a radical and complete transformation of everything that we do in our society,” Haskins adds, ‘It will change the way businesses are evaluated, it will coerce businesses to pursue left-wing causes.”

The Great Reset was unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where many of the world’s most powerful people go to offer solutions to the world’s problems.  They have said that the coronavirus pandemic as a historic opportunity to change the way the world operates.

COVID-19 Pandemic as an ‘Opportunity’ to Change Everything

A World Economic Forum video warns, “Right now we’re facing a crisis of international proportions. It’s going to have a long-term impact on us.”

And their solution is essentially global socialism. Think of the Green New Deal combined with the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and throw in something called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, in which technology is supposed to radically change the way we live and work.

Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum says the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to “…a fusion of our physical, our digital and our biological identities.” (“The Global Elite’s Plan for Your Future: The Great Reset,” CBN, originally published December 8, 2020.)

The Great Reset planned by those who would rule the earth is understood by those who believe what God’s prophetic Word says about things to come as being Satan’s blueprint for bringing the Antichrist regime to power. And those who view these things to come know that the rage toward reset will be preempted by Christ’s call to all who believe in Him for salvation. It is the pre-Trib view of Bible prophecy that provides full enlightenment—that gives more complete understanding of what happens next.

We are nearing midnight in ways that are we clearly see in every direction we can look on today’s end-times horizon. The true “Great Reset” is about to be implemented. That “Reset” will be God’s fulfillment of the ultimate Promise to all believers who have lived during the Church Age.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 4:17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 4:18Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18) 

Today’s Daniel Dilemma

Increasingly during these strange times, we watch foreshadows of past prophecy spread across our nation. I say “strange times, because things are taking place that are antithetical to all we have embraced as a constitutionally secured republic founded on Judeo-Christian principles.

By “shadows of past prophecy,” I’m referring to there being nothing new under the sun, as written by the writer of Ecclesiastes.

The clouds of wickedness that plagued generations of antiquity as reported by God’s prophets now are a metastasizing sin-stain shadow of evil spreading across America.

Particularly, I believe we can look at Daniel’s time in Babylon and make application to some extent to what’s happening in a specific area of this nation. Daniel‘s case regarding his being thrown into the lion’s den is a point of connection I hope to make to today’s situation in regard to those who hold to Christ-centered truth.

The old prophet–by this time, Daniel was well along in age—was under the rulership of the Medes and Persians. Babylon had been defeated. Daniel was still held in high regard as a great prophet by Darius and his court–for the most part. He was, however, jealously hated by a certain cabal within the king’s advisory council.

We remember that they tricked the king into making a decree that, within a designated time frame, anyone found worshipping any God other than the deity who was personified in the king would be put to death. The king signed the decree, and under Persian law his decree couldn’t be changed, even by the king himself.

We know how it ended. Daniel was thrown into the den with ravenous lions. Not only did the Lord protect him by shutting the mouths of the hungry beasts, but the king, who obviously had great affection for Daniel, had the conspirators against God’s prophet and all their families thrown to the lions–whose appetites were apparently then satisfied.

Point is, Daniel was in the middle of a dilemma—an environment—that was more or less legislated by the powers of evil of that day. The prophet stood strong–rather, knelt faithfully—and continued to worship like he had every day of his time since he had been brought to Babylon as a captive at around age fourteen.

What is the connection, Daniel’s dilemma, to today in America? The comparison congealed in my thinking upon reading what is happening in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The city, once humorously spotlighted in the Mary Tyler Moore show, has observably descended from being that more or less happy site of Americana. We have seen the twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul–particularly Minneapolis—come increasingly under that dark shadow of spreading wickedness. Here are a couple of excerpts of news that report just how the metastasizing evil has invaded and wrapped the prophetic tentacles of the soon-to-come Antichrist regime around this American region.

The Minnesota chapter of Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is demanding that mosques in Minneapolis can broadcast the Islamic call to prayer five times a day versus the already allotted three times a day.

Referred to as the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer is intended to show “power and control over a country.” The Adhan declares the supremacy of Allah of Islam and is considered a “warlike declaration.”…

The terror-tired group wants residents to not only hear the eardrum-shattering disturbance in the late mornings and afternoon but also in the early morning and evenings. For this to happen, the Islamic supremacists are demanding that the city’s noise ordinance rules be changed just for them…

Like many other Islamic groups and leaders, CAIR hopes that Minneapolis, which boasts a large Somalian migrant community, can set an example for Muslims across the country, locally and nationwide, on how to Islamize their communities, cities, and states.

CAIR has always been clear about its intentions to make the United States Islamic. CAIR Founder/Chairman Emeritus Omar Ahmad stated, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant…The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” (“Minneapolis Moves Closer to Becoming First U.S. City to Blast Islamic Call to Prayer Five Times a Day, Starting at Dawn,” RAIR Foundation, Rapture Ready News, April 3, 2023)***


Minneapolis Public Schools are hosting a “gender resource fair” featuring a drag queen story hour event and a doctor who will speak on the importance of “supporting young transgender children.”

Loring Elementary, which teaches kids from preschool to the 5th grade, will be hosting the event on April 13. They are urging parents to bring their “gender creative young ones” to the event where they can be indoctrinated into a satanic lifestyle that includes chemical castration and the mutilation of their sexual organs…

Minnesota is on its way to becoming a sanctuary state for “gender-affirming care,” meaning children can be taken to the state to be drugged and mutilated without regulations, with a transgender state representative pushing these policies:

Transgender Minnesota state representative Leigh Finke struggled to define the term “gender-affirming health care” while defending legislation that would allow kids to receive “gender-affirming health care” without any restrictions in their state…

Finke has introduced legislation that would make Minnesota a sanctuary state for “gender-affirming health care” for children across the country, meaning that kids could be brought across state lines to be chemically castrated with puberty blockers and then have their genitals mutilated…  (“Minneapolis Public Schools Will Host ‘Gender Resource Fair’ to Promote Drugging and Mutilating Children,” Big League Politics, Rapture Ready News, April 3, 2023)

This American city is becoming increasingly hostile to Christians and Bible truth. Yet at the black heart of the satanic assault centered in and around Minneapolis, there remains Rock-solid (the Rock being Jesus Christ) ministries that are examples of Daniel look-alikes. As a matter-of-fact, the world’s leading Christian radio ministry holds forth Gospel truth with nine hundred affiliate stations at its core from the Minneapolis area.

Jan Markell and Olive Tree Ministries serve as proof that God’s hand, like in Daniel’s day, is as powerful and in complete control as in the day the great prophet served unyieldingly as God’s man in wicked Babylon.

Daniel, by serving God no matter the conditions surrounding him, turned his satanically-engendered dilemma into a prophetic ministry of destiny. Like that prophet of yesteryear, there are ministries today in the midst of growing, end-times evil that are turning such dilemmas as that suffered by Daniel into dynamos of service to our Lord.

As believers we can each do the same in our own individual areas of service. As a matter of fact, we are commissioned by Heaven’s authority to do so.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. (Ephesians 6:13–18)

Scanning a Fearful Future XI

“Scanning a Fearful Future Part X” (the conclusion of the series) was completed early in 2011. We’ve revisited that series of articles on two additional occasions, I believe.

Likewise, we posted this article—a follow up to that series—in September of 2022. I am convicted so strongly of the relevance of thoughts it contains that I must again put it before our readers. Again, I’m convinced that now, in April 2023, it’s time again to look ahead—“scan”— the ever-deepening march of humanity toward the consummation of this Genesis 6-like age.

Many prophecy watchers won’t agree with my take on the matters I present here because it’s not scripturally provable. But I don’t claim it is; admittedly, the thoughts I put forward are conjecture rather than necessarily Holy Spirit-prompted.

I do believe, however, that my thinking is legitimately evidence-based, considering my long-time Bible-centered observation and dissection of these wicked times.

My only reluctance in dealing with these matters stems from the frequently expressed realization that my thinking—like that of many of my colleagues—is too often—Amero-centric. That is, we too often consider our nation to be at the center of everything when we look at prophetic progression.

With all that as a preface, I nonetheless must once again say I see America as perhaps key to the wrap-up of the Church Age (Age of Grace).

Is America in Bible prophecy? That, of course, is among the questions often asked. Always, my answer is: No—not by name.

Is America the Babylon prophesied in Revelation chapter 18? My answer to that has evolved over much study to be “perhaps.” But, again, it can’t be proved to be that condemned city/system of evil that has afflicted all the world with sin. However, America is, almost undoubtedly, a part of that commercial and cultural system.

My belief that America fits within the final system of wickedness is confirmed with each news report. As stated on several occasions, considering the use and abuse of the most vulnerable among humanity is evidence of how far from the heart of God humankind has “progressed.”

The fact that such upside-down thinking and conduct are said to be “progressive” proves how culture in America has the “reprobate mind” of Romans 1:28. Those who claim to be “progressive” are in fact moving in the direction opposite of Heaven’s command to the human race. This mindset is inflicting on the very young the evil that can be churned only through minds attuned to the god of this world.

As stated before, history attests that every major civilization on record has come to its inglorious end while engaging in child sacrifice and unspeakable abuses by the adult generations during those times of collapse and demise.

Time and time again we’ve looked at abortion in America today and have concluded that murder in the mothers’ wombs is, in the majority of cases, used as contraception to cover for sexual misconduct and/or irresponsibility. The practice can be likened to sacrifice upon the altar of convenience—like the pagans, and even Israel, once sacrificed infants upon the white-hot, stone hands of Moloch.

And now parents are dressing children as young as age four as transvestites and parading them in honor of LBTQ… etc., etc., rainbow, Genesis 6-like activities.

We have reports of all that went on with the Jeffrey Epstein island evil involving under-aged girls, and even of pedophilia among younger children who were abused in horrendous ways by well-known people. Yet the national media has swept all such reports under the proverbial rug of forgetfulness. And America has been at the direct center of all this anti-God activity. The most blessed nation in history—in terms of material blessings and perhaps second (only to Israel) in spiritual blessings—has become perhaps the most debauched, lascivious, licentious nation ever.

This brings me to the crux of this subject.

As some know, I believe Jesus prophesied the time of Rapture. I don’t mean, of course, that He told us the day or hour, as He Himself said only the Father knows that. But I’m more convinced than ever that He gave conditions precisely as they’ll be when He calls believers into His presence.

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

And here is where I know I’ll receive some degree of resistance regarding my Amero-centric perspective on Jesus’ words of Luke 17:29–30.

“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” (Luke 17: 28-30)

Here Jesus likened the time He will next intervene into the affairs of humankind to the days when Lot lived and worked in Sodom. The very day Lot went out of that wicked city (out of which the angels led Lot and his family), judgment from God fell and totally destroyed both Sodom and its sister city, Gomorrah.

In this Luke passage, Jesus was referring to that moment–the Rapture. As we’ve looked at many times, He couldn’t be referring to the very end of the Tribulation, when as many as three-fourths of the earth’s population will have died during the seven years of God’s judgment and wrath. At that time—the time of His Second Coming (Revelation 19: 11)—it won’t be business as usual, as given in this prophecy. The few rebels left on the planet will be hiding in caves from God’s King who is coming through the scrolled-back blackness on the bright clouds of glory.

Now, to bring it down to our present closing hours of this age, I propose that the Lord might have had in mind a particular people and nation as He described how things will be at the moment of the Rapture.

Here goes my Amero-centricism again.

America today is the greatest nation in all of recorded world history in terms of spectacular advancements and achievements. It is the apex nation in this regard. No other has come close—that we know of…

We hear constantly that all the world is about to collapse in financial catastrophe, and even perhaps explode in nuclear war. These predictions have been around for years. Yet the world is buying, selling, marrying, planting, building—all the things Jesus prophesied for the time when, like in Lot’s time, God’s people will be removed from the earth.

While Europe is quickly dissolving in energy-crisis mode and the financial systems of the world seem about to collapse, Americans are still, like the folks of Sodom, living in ways Jesus described: we’re buying, selling, building, etc.

I maintain the Lord might well have had in mind this very nation we call America as the model for the future time of the removal of God’s people.

Our nation fits as the super-achieving, productive society and culture of Christ’s analogy. And, certainly, at the same time, our society and culture align with the wickedness of Lot’s day.

Scanning a fearful future, to the Christian, is really to be scanning a fantastic future! All of this points to the blessed hope of Titus 2:13: Believers are on the very cusp of coming into the joint heirship with the Son of God we are promised.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2: 9)

Even so, come, Lord Jesus!  

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