The Enemy’s Warfare

joshua-jerichoWe Christians are living in Biblical times and we are witnessing what King David witnessed, as he wrote in Psalms –

Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity, Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words, That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. They encourage themselves in an evil matter; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, “Who will see them?” They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.  – Ps. 64:1-6

Our government is filled with ‘the secret plots of the wicked’ and they have found a resting place mostly in the Democrat Party, although there are also some RINOs in the Republican Party as well. The swamp in Washington DC is deeper than anyone imagined. ‘They shoot in secret at the blameless’ is what they did with the entire Russian collusion accusations they hatched against President Trump. And Liz Cheney is one RINO that joined their ranks to impeach him general Milleyin a rebellious effort. Top-ranking Army Gen. Mark Milley even went so far as to deny President Trump the ‘nuclear football’ during his last days as president.  Milley feared in the wake of the 2020 election that then-President Donald Trump or his allies might attempt a military coup to stay in power, according to a new book from two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters. Milley, in his efforts to push ‘wokeness’ on the military has forgotten his duty as a military officer to obey the chain of command and he should be court marshalled!

Pelosi on the war pathAnd we have seen how leftists Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have tried to build the supposed January 6th event at Capital Hill into a full-scale rebellion. It has now been proven to all be a big lie, something the Democrats are good at! Another case in point is the recall election of Democrat Gavin Newsom in California where non-citizens were allowed to vote. They say, “Who will see us” as they have the media in their pocket and they will not report such illegal voting practices.

They say, “We have perfected a shrewd scheme” to gain power and to bring down the United States. And they have lots of willing dupes to help them. Businesses and Banks are giving away America’s secrets to Communist China, all in their effort to make money! Colleges and research groups also give away our intellectual property for money to China. These things are exactly what King David is writing about. Our current leaders are either blind to it or they are part of it!

They are willing to sacrifice the truth for the sake of unrighteous gain and have thus fallen into the trap the Apostle Paul writes about –

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. – 2 Thes. 2:9-12

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Hundreds of people run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it moves down a runway of the international airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug.16. 2021. Thousands of Afghans have rushed onto the tarmac at the airport, some so desperate to escape the Taliban capture of their country that they held onto the American military jet as it took off and plunged to death. (Verified UGC via AP)

Because they do not believe the truth and have pleasure in unrighteousness, God is sending them a spirit of strong delusion. That is the reason they gave up Bagram Airforce Base, prematurely pulling out of Afghanistan, leaving billions of weapons as well as American citizens and Afghanistan supporters behind! Biden and his cohorts foolishly thought that would end the war but it will not – it is only beginning! Repercussions of this pull out are far reaching, from the coming increase in Chinese warlike actions, Russia’s increase in boldness, Africa’s fall to Communism, China building new bases in South America, and the increase in terror in the Middle East and America! Grant Newsham of Epoch Times writes an excellent article on this titled What Happens in Afghanistan Doesn’t Stay in Afghanistan.

But David did not leave us with these thoughts of defeat and despair, he left us with a message of hope!

But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they shall be wounded. So He will make them stumble over their own tongue; All who see them shall flee away. All men shall fear, And shall declare the work of God; For they shall wisely consider His doing. The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and trust in Him. And all the upright in heart shall glory. – Psalm 64:7-10

Joe Biden stumbles as he walks up Airforce One and he stumbles over his words as he tries to speak. Nancy Pelosi screams and rants as she tries to get her way. Even CNN is lost for words over the Afghanistan debacle. God is working behind the scenes in His Church to separate the faithful from the hypocrites and He is building a fire under His faithful.

final kingdomAs the prophet Daniel predicted, a stone is being cut that is growing into a mountain and will crush the feet of all those who stand against God.

“This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.” – Dan. 2:32-35

We, who trust in the Lord and stand strong, following Him no matter what, will see the victory over the evil politicians that are standing against the Lord and His truth! So, arise and shine child of God, get equipped in the full armor of the Lord and go forth into victory!

America’s Call to Destiny

Christian BannerI have just returned from a vacation trip out west, to Colorado, from the dry semi-desert to the lush green of Wisconsin. I also had a vacation from most of the news (bad news mostly) that blankets our airways. And I returned to a big stack of mail alerting me to one problem after another, or asking me for a donation. But, this morning, the Lord directed my reading to Psalm 60 which I quote here –

You have given a banner to those who fear You, That it may be displayed because of the truth.  That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and hear me. – Psalm 60:4, 5

There is good news and the Lord has given us a banner and it declares He is coming! Banners are mostly waved by armies and we are the army of the Lord. Our banner is truth for the lord is truth. At a time when all we hear out of Washington and on the news media are lies, we need to wave truth like a battle banner. As the forces of ‘wokeness’ try to subdue us with their lies, the truth will set us free. As this government tries to shut down the Church with the fear of Covid19 telling us not to meet or not to sing, we need to wave the Scripture –

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. – Heb. 10:24, 25

Is the Day of the Lord approaching? Definitely YES! That means we should be meeting together even more than once a week as the manner of some is!

As the forces of ‘wokeness’ try to divide us by racism, try to tear down our history and try to change our Constitution and force Communism upon us, we need to wave as a battle banner the Scripture that says –

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. – Gal. 5:1

After all, it is Christ that has set us free and our forefathers had the good sense to know it and they drafted a Constitution that reflected it! There is no freedom in any other form of government, nor has there ever been! America has indeed been “like a city set upon a hill” like a beacon for the world. But, for it to work Christians need to be the light God intended for them to be. Jesus said to believers –

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Mat. 5:13-16

The Church of Jesus Christ should be a beacon of truth, a model for the world to follow. That means we should have the strongest families – no divorce, no abortions, no adultery – and we should be a beacon of truth shinning against abortion, against homosexuality and transgenderism, against witchcraft and idolatry, and against governmental hypocrisy! Our pulpits should be ablaze with calls for holiness and pureness. And the only fear that should be found in the church is the fear of God! Shame on those churches that closed their doors in fear of this so-called CCP pandemic instead of trusting in God and His promises.

During this time of vacation I did listen to a message from Mario Murillo which sounded the trumpet call to arms for all Christians. I will post his video, called Man on Fire, in which he called for the Church to unite and for Christians to wake up to the lateness of the hour.

God’s plan for the ages will still come to pass but, unless we American Christians wake up and take our place America may not fulfill it’s God given destiny.

The Harvest is Soon

In several of my last articles, I mentioned the Fire of Fear and Wild Fires. Both are tactics of the enemy of our souls, Satan. In the fire of Fear, I mentioned Paul’s advice to be “anxious for nothing” and that the answer to fear is truth.

Why should we be afraid? God has not surrendered to the evil Taliban, as Joe Biden did – He still sits on the Throne in heaven and laughs at the foolishness of men, as Psalm 2 declares. Fire breeds fear but, there are two kinds of fear, fear of man and the fear of God. The fear of man is doing the devil’s work to divide you from God. That is what Covid19 and the world’s reaction to it is doing as a recent article by Newsweek wrote. It wants to strike your heart with crippling fear.

There is an excellent article written on this by a lawyer named Jeff Childers titled What the Church Needs to Know about Covid-19 – And what to do about it. It is long but very informative.

But, there is another kind of fear and another kind of fire. It is the fear of a righteous God who does not wink at sin but will hold every one of us to account for it. And there is a fire that God uses to purge wickedness and test His servants to purify them. Will God allow this fire to come upon the righteous you may ask? In answer I would remind you of Shadrack, Meshach, and Abednego. When they refused to bow down to Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image, they shadrach,meshack,abednegowere thrown into the fire and it was heated 7 times stronger and God allowed them to go into the fire. But, He went with them! They had a greater fear of the Lord than they did of death, or Nebuchadnezzar. But, to those who are infected with the fear of man, God allows His fire to burn them up like chaff. As Psalm 50 says –

Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent; A fire shall devour before Him, And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him. – Ps. 50:3

The prophets speak of a day in which the Lord comes with fire for His enemies –

la-me-ln-northern-california-fire-explodes-24-homes-lost-thousands-threatened-20150802“For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the LORD of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.” – Mal. 4:1

This is a message to all who do not surrender to the Lord, who do not take His words seriously, who sit in Congress making laws without regard to His laws, and to all the Pastors who are more afraid of man than they are of God!

To those who name the Name of Jesus Christ as their lord and Savior, hear the word of the Lord –

“Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High. Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” – Ps. 50:14, 15

To all others, hear this word before it is too late for you –

But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to declare My statutes, Or take My covenant in your mouth, Seeing you hate instruction And cast My words behind you? When you saw a thief, you consented with him, And have been a partaker with adulterers. You give your mouth to evil, And your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother’s son. These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes. Now consider this, you who forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, And there be none to deliver: Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.” – Ps. 50:16-23

We are soon entering the days of harvest, when the wheat will be gathered and the chaff will be burned up with unquenchable fire. I ask you to turn to the Lord – He will forgive and restore you. Search for the truth and forsake it not for it will save you.  And don’t bow to the fear of man, even though it may cost you.

Growth by the Word of God

parable-of-the-sower 2Jesus told many parables about sowing and reaping and He likened the word of God to seed that was sown in men’s hearts. In the parable of the Sower, He likened various men’s hearts to those deceived by Satan, those who will surrender to tribulation, those weighed down with the cares of this world, and those who will accept the word. Then there was this parable –

And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” – Mark 4:26-29

This parable is about those men who were the ‘good ground’ in the parable of the Sower. They receive the word of God in their hearts and it immediately begins to work and produce growth. Notice these men go through various stages of growth, the blade, then the head, then the ‘full grain in the head’. They receive the rain showers and they endure the heat of the sun until the harvest. They resist the blight, the worms, and the insects that attack them and yet produce grain. And where do they get the strength for this endurance? From the word in them. Remember, Adam was made from the earth? And God commanded the earth to reproduce any seed that is planted in it. And so, as mankind receives the word, it automatically begins growing.

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” – Gen. 1:11, 12

women pastorsAlso, be aware that Jesus likened this process to the Kingdom of God. No one gets into the kingdom without going through this process. This is no “sloppy agape” or “greasy grace” message. You must receive the rain of the Holy Spirit and endure the ‘heat of the Sun’ (God’s testing’s) and resist the devil’s attacks, enduring to the end of the harvest. But, the message of this parable is — you have something within you, something created from the beginning, that will help you overcome and produce fruit — if you obey the word!

How sad it is to read of American Christians that only 18.7% attend church regularly, especially since the church is the one place that is supposed to give special attention the God’s word. For the first time since the late 1930s, fewer than half of Americans say they belong to a church, synagogue or mosque, according to a new report from Gallup. No wonder that our population is given over to a Woke generation hell-bent on Socialism and Communism. They have seen nothing in the so-called church that excites them or puts the Fear of God in them.

This is a church leadership failure. It’s leaders would rather receive money from the government than speak the truth about masks and vaccines (which are not true vaccines). It’s leaders will not speak out against politicians who promote un-Godly agendas and still call themselves Christians – such as Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, who call themselves Catholics but promote the murder of innocent babies! And I could include many Republicans in this list as well. It’s leaders will not speak out against homosexuals and gay-pride agendas even though God clearly condemns it in His word! They are more afraid of these groups and legal attacks than they are of God!

The Lord had a word for the false shepherds in Jeremiah’s day that illustrates how He feels about the milk-toast pastors of today’s church –

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the LORD. “But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. “I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the LORD. – Jer. 23:1-4

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When pastors don’t teach the fulness of the word and water it down, when they fail to proclaim the truth found in the word and honor those who deserve no honor, they are destroying and scattering the sheep of God’s pasture. They are not only not proclaiming the kingdom of God but they are standing in the doorway and blocking their flock from entering it!

God is separating the wheat from the tares right now and the wheat are going to receive a message of truth, holiness, and the fear of the Lord to prepare them for the final harvest. All the others are going to miss the kingdom of God.

All of us need to repent and press in to the holiness of God. As Paul taught, we need to gird our waist with truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, shod our feet with the gospel and take up the shield of faith taking the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. It is the only way to mature in Christ.

This nation, indeed this world, only has one hope of deliverance from the decline we are in and that is to turn to the word of God. It alone is the truth that will set us free.

The Fire of Fear

In the wake of the Afghanistan debacle, the news is filled with nothing but that, I felt we must be directed back to our Scriptural foundations. The Apostle Paul, no stranger to disasters, gives us some good advice –

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Phil. 4:6, 7

horse stampedeNotice, his first word is “Be anxious for nothing” and what have we been bombarded with for two years? The Covid19 virus! But, the main element of attack has not been true information or facts, it has been fear! So the population has been like a wild herd of animals running from the smoke of a fire. Now, in Israel, one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, over 80% of those vaccinated are coming down with Covid19 and the Delta variant! and why do the vaccinated still have to wear masks? Doesn’t the vaccine protect one? There have been so many flip-flops on the mask issue that one doesn’t know who to believe, except it is probably not the CDC or WHO! It is much easier to take Paul’s advice and be afraid of nothing.

Paul’s next words are equally instructive.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. – Phil. 4:8

Paul places great emphasis on the truth, mentioning it first. In fact Jesus proclaimed, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32). Later in 2 Thessalonians, Paul further emphasizes the importance of the truth –

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. – 2 Thes. 2:9-12

So, we see that truth is a life or death matter! Jesus also said, “in the mouth of two or three witnesses a thing is confirmed” – (Matt. 18:16). But, how are we to judge if those with opposing views (many doctors and medical experts) are shut down and not allowed to be heard? It simply forces one to ask – Why? Is what they are saying true?

This Democrat Administration has not given us much truth as of late. All who have watched the news have heard the lies that Joe Biden has told over the Afghanistan withdrawal and the revelations that his top generals and intelligence officials have placed their trust in the Taliban – even giving them a list of Americans and Afghanistan helpers left in the country? Who could trust leaders who pull out troops, close key airports, and leave advanced weapons for the enemy, before safely extracting American citizens?

Then there is the debacle at our Southern Border, letting everyone through, without verification, without health checks, and also without Covid19 vaccinations, I might add. And then the one in the Administration placed in charge of it all, Kamala Harris, is missing for months! I fully expect the Democrat controlled House to next pass a bill allowing them to vote! There is no truth in this Administration, but, there is plenty of bondage! Like Jesus said, if the truth will set us free, then the lack of truth will place us in bondage.

But, the word of God also has the answer to these issues –

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. – Gal. 5:1

We, the people yet have the power to vote and an election is coming up soon. Don’t let big money and the news media rob you of truth! The Democrats are proven liars – vote them out! And then pray as Paul advises –

“but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”

and the Peace of God will once again reign in the land.

Wild Fires

Biden and HarrisThe United States is being led by those who have received the “strong delusion” the Apostle Paul said God will send on those who do not love the truth (2 Thes. 2:9-12). The Administration has just demonstrated its unwillingness to listen to it’s top generals in the Afghanistan pull out, and demonstrated its incompetency to lead the nation. The Congress is also caught in the same quagmire as demonstrated by the recent Infrastructure Bill which is as The Epoch Times calls it “the Royal Road to Communism”. The news media and the schools also are caught up in the deception. They all mostly deny the one true source of wisdom that our founding fathers knew about – God and His word. Because of this our country has drifted into the worship of false gods; gods of power, money, and popularity. And they have allowed sexual perversions to abound in society. And because they have denied God, they think He will not punish them, or see their perversions. But, God does see and He does judge. But, our leaders are so blind, they label His judgments as climate change or some other natural cause, denying that God had anything to do with it at all! They blame 9/11 solely on terrorists and deny the Harbinger that Rabbi Jonathon Cahn wrote about.

Now our country, and many others, is being ravaged by a record number of fires and they are blaming it all on ‘climate change’ which they say is man’s fault. The following video by the Two Preachers highlight these fires.

Because ‘climate change’ is a pet theme by those pushing the marxist doctrines, they don’t want to admit that these fires are largely caused by the mismanagement of Democrat politicians. An Epoch Times article named “Climate Change Isn’t Driving Western Wildfires” clearly outlines the mismanagement policies that cause these fires. And this mismanagement is due to their turning away from God and denying His wisdom. When God judged Israel for their turning away from Him to other gods and idols, this is what He said –

“and say to the forest of the South, ‘Hear the word of the LORD! Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I will kindle a fire in you, and it shall devour every green tree and every dry tree in you; the blazing flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be scorched by it. All flesh shall see that I, the LORD, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.” – Ezekiel 20:47, 48

The western United States is suffering from the lack of sufficient water but, our leaders still do not seek the Lord even though He has said –

When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” – 2 Chron. 7:13, 14

God told Malachi “For I am the LORD, I do not change;” so, is there any reason to believe He will not send the same judgments on wicked nations today? I believe these fires and lack of rain are signs of God’s judgment on us, whether they come from government mismanagement or weather conditions or directly from God.

Our country needs to repent and turn back to God. We need to seek Him for wisdom in our government, our political decisions, our financial actions, our societal actions, and our educational decisions. And our churches need to once again become Houses of Prayer dedicated to God and His word, and not to current social mores. The pulpits need to once again ring with condemnation of the wickedness being displayed by government and Hollywood! As the prophet Micah said –

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8

There currently is no justice, no mercy, and no humility in most of our government leaders. That must change if America is to be saved!

Things are about to Happen-part 4

rev 12 and planet alignmentJesus warned of “birth pangs” that would announce His second coming.

“But when you hear of wars and commotions (riots and revaluations), do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.” Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” – Luke 21:9-11

Beginning in 2010 strange things began happening: birds started falling from the skies for no apparent reason, fish began washing upon on the shores by the thousands and turtles as well, cattle and dear began dropping in the fields, and many rivers began turning blood red, and then strange booming sounds began happening all around the world and from the ground. Scientist were at a loss to explain why. Many of these signs have continued to this day.

Then it was discovered that the earth had shifted on its axis. This is causing all sorts of strange weather patterns as the following video shows.

God is not only trying to get our attention with these signs. He has also been giving us heavenly signs in the moon and the stars. Let me remind you of the Blood Red Moons that began in 2014 and 2015 on the Biblical Feast days of Passover and Tabernacles. I have summed up their meanings in my article The Blood Red Moons Revisited p5

Then the Revelation 12 sign of the Woman in Heaven was fulfilled in September of 2017. This sign concerning the constellation Virgo was fulfilled September 23, 2017 first the first time in 7000 years. I have written about it in my article Signs Point the Way. This sign contains many hidden prophesies as well, not the least of which involves President Trump. It also predicts the soon coming tribulation Jesus spoke about. virgo-note-1

But, it also began the countdown to another sign which may have disastrous implications for the world – the sign of Taurus, the Bull. When the planet Jupiter (the King Planet) leaves the womb of Virgo, it begins a seven year year journey to Taurus, where it meets the planet Mars in the horns of Taurus. The Hebrew name for Taurus is Shur, which taurus_mars_jupitermeans the coming Judge. Mars, in Hebrew, is the red one or the Son of Man. Held within Taurus is a star cluster known as the Pleiades, which means the Congregation. So the meaning of this constellation is “The Son of Man comes with His Congregation to judge the earth”. This meeting of Jupiter and Mars in the horns of Taurus will occur August 13, 2024, which is the 9th of Av, the Jewish date of disaster when both of the Temples were destroyed. The time between when Jupiter left Virgo to August 13, 2024 is exactly 7 years. This is, I feel, a clear warning of the soon coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It also is a warning of the soon coming of tribulation.

Whatever your interpretation of these signs are, you will have to agree that Jesus’ saying “and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” has been happening and is evidence of another ‘birth pang’.

As we consider the events mentioned in parts 1-4 of Things about to Happen, I am praying they will serve as an warning cry to awaken us and get our houses in order.

Things about to Happen-part 3

Jesus warned of “birth pangs” that would announce His second coming.

“But when you hear of wars and commotions (riots and revaluations), do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.” Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” – Luke 21:9-11

web pictures 039Famines have been around ever since Jesus spoke these words. Wikipedia records the history of famines right up to modern times. Although famines have decreased over the years the decade of the 2000’s still has significant numbers. For example, in Yemen from 2016 to the present some 65,000 children and an unknown number of adults have died due to starvation. This was due to war with Saudi Arabia. On 22 June 2021, the World Food Programme warned that 41 million were on the brink of famine across 43 countries, while 584,000 were already experiencing famine-like conditions in Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Sudan and Yemen.

Now on the subject of ‘pestilences’ I must tread cautiously because of the political correctness being forced upon us. Strong’s Concordance describes this word as ‘a plague (literally, the disease’ or figuratively, a pest). The current outbreak of the Covid19 virus certainly fits and some are calling it a Pandemic (an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area (such as multiple countries or continents). As new facts are emerging about this virus, it seems plausible that it is a man-made virus that got lose or was purposely let lose. Which brings us to the later part of Strong’s definition – a pest! Scripture describes the use of this term in another verse in the Book of Acts –

“For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:” – Acts 24:5

Here the word is used of a person who purposely spreads dissention and sedition among others. When I first began studying Jesus’ predictions of the end of the age, I never thought of the word ‘pestilence’ being caused by men as a weapon to further their own ends. But, it is a clear use of the word in Scripture. At the risk of running afoul of the Facebook blockers, I will refer you to a modern day description of such people.

OriginVirus_PageTheme-1The popular conservative newspaper Epoch Times clearly suspects the Chinese Commonest Party (CCP) of being such a group. If you care to further investigate this narrative, join Epoch Times senior investigative reporter Joshua Philipp as he explores the known facts surrounding the CCP virus and the global pandemic it caused.

I will conclude Part 3 of Things about to Happen with this video as it is quite long, Part 4 will cover the fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

Things about to Happen-part 2

Jesus warned of “birth pangs” that would announce His second coming.

“But when you hear of wars and commotions (riots and revaluations), do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.” Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” – Luke 21:9-11

Laying aside all the current political upheavals, wars and rumors of wars, I want to concentrate on the earthquakes, famines, and pestilences now occurring. Watch this revealing video by The Two Preachers which highlights just a few of these things now happening –

There is no doubt about the world-wide increase of major earthquakes as the USGS statistics show.

USGS Worldwide Deadly & Destructive Earthquakes

USGS graph of Major Earthquakes in the Past Century

And these earthquakes also result in tsunamis and flooding and other strange weather patterns. In fact there is an entire zone of earthquakes now active, it is called the Ring of Fire and it encloses the Pacific Ocean. The scientist Dutchsinse has gained renown predicting the next earthquake or related volcano to erupt around this Ring and he is predicting a New Large M7.5 Earthquake with possible Tsunami threat! 2nd this week! But, I think it is curious that it is called the Ring of Fire, as outbreaks of wildfires are breaking out around the globe. Again the Two Preachers have it on video –

The end times prophet Malachi speaks of this in his last chapter –

“For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the LORD of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.” – Mal. 4:1

Unfortunately, judgments such as these often catch the righteous as well as the unrighteous unawares. It is why Jesus warned us to “watch and pray” and why the Apostle Paul warned the Thessalonians –

“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.” – 1 Thes. 5:1-6

I believe these are the next birth pangs that Jesus predicted and they are now coming closer together and with more intensity. It is time to seek the Lord like never before. Remember the last warning in the Bible –

“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” – Rev. 22:11

In other words, ‘He who is righteous, be more righteous and he who is holy, be more holy’.

This will be the end of Things about to Happen-part 2. I will continue in part 3.

Things About to Happen – part 1

mask upPeople all over the world are wondering “What on earth is happening?”. Many countries are enforcing mask mandates and some are giving vaccine mandates for employees, medical workers, or military.

Some are being hit with fires, flooding, and earthquakes of Biblical proportions. In the United States our Constitutional rights are being trampled on by non-elected government appointees. The government is threatening our 1st Amendment rights to assemble and to speak out and our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. 2020 was a rough year but, 2021 is shaping up to be a fascist year as elected leaders and Party’s show their totalitarian tendencies.

Jesus predicted these things in Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Mark 13. He said to expect first “wars and rumors of wars”. Next, He said famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. Then He said lawlessness would abound. He said these would be the beginning of sorrows (birth pangs) . Lastly, He said, “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.”

Gog revisitedSo where are we on this list? Let’s begin with wars and rumors of wars. Now there have always been wars. The world has only had about 13 years in which world-wide peace existed without a war somewhere. But, I believe Jesus was talking about the end times and He was talking about Israel and the nations around it. Since Israel returned to the Land it has had six major wars and a number of small actions with its neighbors, all started by them.

  1. 1948 Arab-Israeli War (Independence)
  2. 1956 Suez Crisis War
  3. 1967 Six Day War
  4. 1973 Yom Kippur War
  5. 1982 Lebanon War
  6.  2014 Gaza War

Scripture prophesies at least one more major war to happen, the War of Gog and Magog. It is found in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Gog is described as the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubul. Also Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya, Gomer and the house of Togarmah answer Gog’s call to attack Israel. In my article Gog Rising-part 2, I present my belief that Gog is Russia and I have no reason to change my mind as yet. I suggest you read it. Russia has close ties to present day Iran (Ezekiel’s Persia) and Iran is very busy surrounding Israel with it’s proxies – Hezbollah and Hamas as well as other Islamic terror groups in the Sinai Peninsula. Syria, to the Northeast of Israel is no friend and Iran is quickly infiltrating Syria with arms and forces. Lebanon, to the North of Israel, is about to become a failed state and Hezbollah is the strongest force in Lebanon. Eric Stakelbeck’s Watchman program recently highlighted this problem.

As Iran continues moving high tech arms into Syria to arm it’s forces there and Hezbollah, Israel continues it’s air and artillery strikes on Syria and Lebanon and sometimes on Russian controlled areas in Syria. This has increased tensions between Israel and Russia causing Russia to supply even more advanced anti-air defenses to Syria.

On top of all this, Iran is moving even closer to attaining a nuclear bomb, which Israel has declared it will never allow! Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz recently warned UN Security Counsel that Iran can be within 10 weeks of getting the bomb! A small army of Israelis recently met with Biden at the White House and gave him a message – The Countdown to an Israeli War With Iran Has Begun if Biden renews the Iran Nuclear deal that Obama brokered!

As the Palestinians, Hezbollah, and Iran ratchet up the tensions with fire bombs, rocket attacks, and drone attacks, the Ezekiel War is drawing closer and it is one of the “birth pangs” Jesus predicted would happen.

In Part 2 I will address the other warnings Jesus predicted. They also are currently happening.