Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Two Pronged Push Toward The Mark

There are two strong pushes underway to lead this world to the mark of the beast.  What are they?

1.  The war on cash-look at the radical effort that is underway in India to eliminate cash.  India is heavily dependent on cash so this is an interesting test run for what they want to do all over the earth.

2.  Hacking-who can ignore the constant hacking headlines?  All sides of the argument are agreeing on one thing:  the need for increased cyber-security.  The Spirit of the Lord nudged me yesterday to pay attention to this hacking and cyber-security thing as it will be the foundation they will stand on to introduce the mark of the beast.  They will tell us "look if its in your hand or forehead it cant be hacked" or something to that effect.

As it was indicated in previous posts, Trump or Clinton, it does not matter.  They are two different roads to the same end.

grace and peace

Monday, December 12, 2016

Its Not Trump They Are After, Its Us

I am amazed at how many people have come unglued at the results of the last election.  The Lord has unmasked for us who the enemy actually is.  The people who are constantly pointing the finger and calling others racists, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, etc etc are the puppets and spiritual wickedness in high places are the puppet masters.  You dont have to look far to see the visceral hate these people have for anyone that disagrees with them.

What does that have to do with us?  Right now Trump is the easiest target to direct all this hatred at since he has the highest profile but rest assured its not really Trump their hatred is directed at, its us.  How so?  If you wrap up all the criteria these people are using to label Trump a racist, sexist, fill in the blanko-phobic you will see that it is us and our God that this vile hatred is directed toward.  Example?  Sure:

According to today's accusers of the brethren, our God is a sexist:

1 Tim 2:11A womana should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;b she must be quiet. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15But womenc will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

^^This is what our God said, and He meant every Word of it.  This instruction from our God is absolutely intolerable by the majority of people today.  "What do you mean quietness and full submission?  What do you mean they cannot teach or assume authority over a man?"  That's what the Lord God said and He did not leave it open to negotiation.

Our God is also a "racist"

Deut 23:3No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord, not even in the tenth generation. 4For they did not come to meet you with bread and water on your way when you came out of Egypt, and they hired Balaam son of Beor from Pethor in Aram Naharaimb to pronounce a curse on you. 5However, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you. 6Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them as long as you live.

and here

Deut 25:17Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt. 18When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and attacked all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God. 19When the Lord your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land he is giving you to possess as an inheritance, you shall blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven. Do not forget!

Wow, ^^ that does not sound very 'inclusive' or 'diverse' to me.  Nope, in fact our God sounds down right hostile toward the Amalekites.  So....our God must be racist too for not being 'diverse and inclusive' enough for today's moralist (but not moral) majority.

And it is well known that our God is a "homophobe"

Leviticus 20:13 'If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

And an Islamophobe and all kinds of other "phobes" proved throughout the book of Joshua where our Lord tells Israel to go in and conquer the land that was given to them without sparing men, women, children, the elderly or even the animals in many cases.  The instruction was to kill everything..

Joshua 6

15On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. 16The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city! 17The city and all that is in it are to be devoteda to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent. 18But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. 19All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into his treasury.”
20When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. 21They devoted the city to the Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.

It was not until recently that I understood why the Lord had to kill so many people.  When you read something like Joshua 6 above you might ask why did they all have to die?  Why did so many people have to die?  Here is why:

Ecc1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

The reason there had to be wholesale slaughter before is the same reason there will be wholesale slaughter again.  Can you see it, the reasons are already before us.  The vile wickedness and gross profane hatred that has been hurled by the losers at the winners in the most  recent election is our assurance that all will not end well for most people on the face of the earth.  What do you mean brother?  I mean we were told wholesale slaughter is coming again:

Rev 6:7When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
and here:

Rev 8:6Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.
7The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
8The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
10The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11the name of the star is Wormwood.a A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
12The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
13As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!”

It is becoming much more clear the closer we get to these ^^ days why the Lord is going to wipe out so many people.  It is clear that no matter what facts you provide, no matter what argument you use, no matter what you say these people will not change their minds, they will not listen, their hearts are hard and becoming harder by the day.  What can be done with such people?  Re-read the short passages from Revelation 6 and 8 above.  Are you judging brother d?  Far from it, the Lord has already done that and is doing that.  I simply asked the Lord a question, "Lord why did so many have to die?" You are reading the answer in this post.  It answers why it had to happen in the past and why it is going to happen again.  All of these people we see around us with hearts full of hatred toward their neighbor are the reason why it has to happen again.  What is so ironic about it is the very same people who are purple-faced with rage are the same ones who are preaching 'tolerance.'  For this reason our Lord wrote this:

John 16:1“All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 2They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. 3They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.

 So you can see the people who today call Trump a racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic bigot are really targeting our God and therefore us when they level these accusations.  Our God is very 'intolerant' and not very 'inclusive' to all of the vile filth and degradation this world and its people would gladly ram down our throats for as long as they were able to do it.

Trump is not my hero nor am I here to defend him.  I just watched a 60 minutes show with Netanyahu on it and who was saying that the new players (like Trump) coming onto the scene could enable a peace deal to be cut with the Palestinians in the near future.  If that is so, what does that make Trump?  Yes, all this is just speculation at this point but we know what is not speculation-every Word our God has written to us.  Everything He said would happen is happening.

Again, why will so many have to die in the book of Revelation?  Here's why:

2 Tim 3:1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

There is nothing new under the sun.  He did it before (read the book of Joshua, what happened with Noah and Lot) and He will do it again (the book of Revelation).  We do serve a just and righteous God.  I am starting to understand why He did what He did, and why He is going to do it again.

grace and peace

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Hardening

We serve an awesome and glorious God.  During the presidential election in the United States it was the Lord who set Hillary up for failure.  How did He do it?  Hillary and her team came up with a list of strategies to beat the republicans.  Hillary chose the 'pied piper' strategy to win this past election and it blew up spectacularly in her face.  This was an excellent example of how our Lord works to destroy some and save others.  Where else can we find an example of our Lord hardening some to save others?  Here:

Joshua 11:16So Joshua took this entire land: the hill country, all the Negev, the whole region of Goshen, the western foothills, the Arabah and the mountains of Israel with their foothills, 17from Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir, to Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and put them to death. 18Joshua waged war against all these kings for a long time. 19Except for the Hivites living in Gibeon, not one city made a treaty of peace with the Israelites, who took them all in battle. 20For it was the Lord himself who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel, so that he might destroy them totally, exterminating them without mercy, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

and here:

Exodus 11:4So Moses said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. 5Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the female slave, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well. 6There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt—worse than there has ever been or ever will be again. 7But among the Israelites not a dog will bark at any person or animal.’ Then you will know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel. 8All these officials of yours will come to me, bowing down before me and saying, ‘Go, you and all the people who follow you!’ After that I will leave.” Then Moses, hot with anger, left Pharaoh.
9The Lord had said to Moses, “Pharaoh will refuse to listen to you—so that my wonders may be multiplied in Egypt.” 10Moses and Aaron performed all these wonders before Pharaoh, but the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let the Israelites go out of his country.

The aftermath of the American presidential election has unveiled a rage and hatred unlike many of us have ever seen in our lifetimes.  This nobody would argue that these hate and rage filled individuals are being marked for destruction.  There is a hardening of hearts taking place.  Why is the Lord hardening the hearts of these people?

Matt 24:9“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Because the love of most has turned cold.  But what has the Lord instructed us to do?

John 13:34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

 Can a person in one breath say they are a disciple of the Lord and in the next breath spew vile filth and toxic hatred toward their fellow man?  Thus, we are identifying what and who people really are.

2 Timothy 2:24And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.

 The Lord is bringing about justice on this earth.  One might look around and say "where are you Lord?  How are these people getting away with their vile wickedness?"  The answer is nobody is getting away with anything.  Our God is busy doing His work today and every day.  Today's letter to you was written to present evidence of that work.  Our God knows what He is doing and He has everything on track to fulfill every letter of His Word just as it is written.  His Word and His will, will be done!

The lesson for us in what is happening is 1.  to not become hardened in the midst of all the lawlessness and hatred around us and 2.  that we love each other as our Lord loves us.

No one said this would be easy, but with Him and in Him all things are possible.

Keep the faith, remain in His love.  Be patient, persistent in well doing and strong in the strength only our Lord can give.

The grace and peace of God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ be with you in abundance. 


Monday, November 28, 2016

On The Road To The Mark of The Beast

Here is a recent article from legendary financial forecaster, brother Armstrong:  "Cash is for criminals-taxing cash withdrawls from ATMs."

As you can see from brother Armstrong's article, prophesy marches on regardless of who is in the white house.  Hillary was one path into prophesy, Trump is another.  They both end up in the same place.  The communists are trying every trick in their playbook to keep Trump from even being inaugurated so only time will tell if he makes it in to actually become president.  There was no Biblical mandate to vote for Trump but there is one to pray for him:

1 Tim 2:1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth

grace and peace

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trump, Prophesy, and How History Repeats Itself

I was watching a documentary film on Netflix recently called "Einsatzgruppen."  These units went around Europe and Russia exterminating the Jews.  Watching this reminded me also of what I read in the book "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" which brings to mind the question what happened before and what is going to happen in the future?  We know what happened, thats what is in the history books and documentaries.  We also know what is going to happen, that is written in the pages of our Bibles.

We will start with what happened.  In both the einsatzgruppen documentary and the book Rise and Fall of the Third Reich we saw what we can call action and reaction.  This principle works in politics, physics, and all other forms of worldly and other-wordly settings.  In the case of historical action, the world saw many if not most of the Jewish people, pre-WWII aligning themselves with the left.  Case in point, Karl Marx the founder of communism was Jewish.  So what?  So swinging the pendulum farther to the left (and continuing to try to push it that direction) meant it was inevitable that a counter movement pushing in the opposite direction was bound to come and it did in the form of Adolph Hitler-the reaction.

What do we see today?  If you were to poll most Jewish people in America today, where would they fall, left or right?  Hollywood (California) and New York have sizable Jewish populations, which way did those states lean?  Overwhelmingly left, socialist/communist for Bernie and Hillary.  Again, so what?  So, we just saw a reaction in the election of Donald Trump but the reaction isnt over and neither is the action.

The election is over but the left is busy pushing in any and every way they can to continue to move America (and the rest of the world) to the left.  This movement includes some very prominent Jewish people like George Soros who now claims he is an atheist.  Once again, we see the same exact historical forces aligning themselves to play out in the future just as they did in the past.  What do you mean brother?  The left which is inhabited by a significant Jewish contingent which will once again call forth their own destroyer from the right.  Where do we get that idea from?  1.  Historical precedent and more importantly 2.  From the pages of the Bible.

Israel will be surrounded with armies.  How is that going to happen?  The same way it did before.  Bad things are happening today and bad things will happen in the not too distant future and guess who will be blamed for it?  The Jews, there is nothing new under the sun.  There is coming a time when the man of sin, the anti-Christ will array the worlds armies against the Jews in an attempt to exterminate them once again:

Luke 21:20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

In exactly the same way that Hitler came to power pre-WW2, so the anti-Christ will come to power in the days ahead.  Read your history, what did Hitler say his reasons were for attacking the Jews (he had many reasons) and can those same reasons be found around us in the world today?  This same reasoning will resurface and in fact is already resurfacing today we just have'nt seen the blame laid at the feet of the Jews yet but that is coming.  There is a decidedly bad taste in the mouth of at least half the population today, people are angry.  How will this anger play itself out?  Again, read your history books and read your Bible. 

Rev 6:3And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Luke 21:20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

What we are seeing with Trump is action/reaction.  With history and our Bibles to guide us we can see this is going to get very bad for the Jewish people who did not see Hitler coming before WW2 and do not see the anti-Christ coming today.

We know what is coming, we do not have to guess.  Our Lord told us thousands of years ago what was going to happen and it has played out precisely as He said it would.  All glory and honor be to the Lord our God who told us beforehand what would happen.

Mark 13:22For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. 23But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

We are watching the rise of anti-Christ and the fulfillment of prophesy.  I do not know who the anti-Christ is but the stage is being set for him just as it was set for Hitler. Getting involved in politics and protests will not drive him away, spiritual problems demand spiritual solutions.  The anti-Christ poses a spiritual problem for this world and the only solution is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

2 Thess 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

grace and peace

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Divine Dilemma

If one were to fill a glass with water until 50% of the volume of the glass was full of water, the fact is 50% of the glass would be full of water.  Obviously the fact also is 50% of the glass would not be full of water which leads us to the divine dilemma we find ourselves in.  Half of this country is ready to rip the other halfs head off. During the election campaign I heard over and over again that "facts dont matter" anymore.  Really?  Which facts?  The fact that the glass is half full or the glass is half empty?
What's the point brother D?  The fact is the Lord God has introduced some facts into this world that are causing some problems.  This writer can guarantee you there is a 0% chance of any politician anywhere resolving the problems around these facts.  Any solution must start with the originator of the problem with is the Lord God in heaven.

Can you be more specific about the problem brother D?  Sure, here it is:

Rev 6:3
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

This ^^ is a problem nobody will be able to vote away.  There will be no political solution for it.  Look around, what do you see?  Read your social media accounts, what do you see?  Vile hatred of one person for another.  Absolute demonic rage is what you could call it. 

Are we seeing peace being taken from the earth?  You be the judge.

We dont have to be prophets to know what is going to happen.  The Spirit of prophesy is Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ is the Word of God.  We have the Word, we know what it says so we know exactly what is coming, all we have to do is look around us and play a game of connect the dots.

Thats ^^ the bad news.  The good news is we have a refuge and a shelter from the storm, He is Jesus Christ our Lord.  Here is some of that good news:

Psalms 91:1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

What the Lord has given us no man can take away.  Some people who call themselves Christians have made a living out of telling all of us there is no refuge, no escape, no place of safety.  The people only expose themselves as liars.  Are you judging brother d?  No, He is judging:

Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
 Thats right, let every man be a liar when God says: 2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.  Amen and amen and a million amens to that!

This world has problems, serious problems, divinely inspired problems.  Only He who introduced the problems can make those problems go away.  In this case spiritual problems require spiritual solutions.  If we are going to help our fellow man we are going to have to meet them "in Christ" and do our reconciliation there.  Make no mistake, His kingdom is coming and His will, will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven.  Glory to God.

We can be encouraged today that every Word spoken by our Lord and the prophets is coming true day by day.  Every Word is true and can be trusted, both the good and the bad.  He has made many promises to us that we must hold onto for dear life. Now is the time to be the lights in the world He always intended us to be. 

grace and peace

Friday, November 11, 2016

Good News

In addition to the good news that our God loved us enough to die for us that we may be redeemed through Him, He has given each of us a job to do.  If you look around at this world and sometimes feel bewildered at the pace of events and how the world appears to be coming undone, do not be troubled.  Our God whose Spirit lives inside each one of us knows exactly what is going on.  In His infinite power and wisdom He has placed us here on earth at just the right time, now, today to do some kind of work for Him.

We each have a job to do.  Some have big things, others have seemingly little things but they all work together for our good.  The Spirit He has given us works inside us, through us to accomplish His good, perfect work here on earth.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Yes, He has a purpose for each and every one of us who are in Christ today.  You don't have to have your purpose advertised on a billboard in neon lights, it can be a tiny whisper in your spirit from time to time that is the Spirit of the Living God telling you what to do guiding you along the path He has for you. 

In the case of this nobody who writes to you today, the Lord never gave me a vision or a dream or a prophesy of any kind and said go do it.  He has little by little, day by day said "do this" or "do that" and hopefully this nobody has listened and obeyed enough that His will is being done through me.  It seemingly pleases the Lord that I do not know the intermediate stage of the battle plan.  I know the strategic plan-that is in our Bibles for all of us to read and understand.  I know the tactical plan-that is the day to day "do this" or "do that" commands perceived through my spirit.  Otherwise this nobody is clueless yet encouraged.  I know enough to know that I don't need to know, only He has to know.  Our Commanding General has everything mapped out.  His plans are perfect and cannot be thwarted.

If we listen to Him day by day and do our small parts for the kingdom, everything will work itself out in the end.  Remember, we live by faith not by sight.  We see a little, He sees everything.

The faster events move the more dust will be kicked up in the air meaning sometimes you will only be able to see and understand whats right in front of your face, sometimes not even that but don't be troubled.  Be infinitely patient, be faithful, pray, trust Him and everything will work itself out in the end. In all things, our Lord works for our Good.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

grace and peace

Deception: A Primary Characteristic of The End Times

The disciples asked our Lord about the end times and what were the first Words out of His mouth?

Luke 21:8And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 9But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

What else did He say about this?

Matt 24:24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before.

False prophets?  Right.  Today youtube is absolutely overflowing with people who "have a word" from the Lord?  One guy whose message has become very popular is telling people "Americas best days are still ahead" presumably because Trump was elected.  The abundance of false prophets and false messages requires those who believe to know their God.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me

Daniel 11:32 With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but
the people who know their God will firmly resist him.

The "Americas best days are ahead" guy is telling people that God's judgement is on America's corrupt systems, not her people.  Really?  I didn't know systems could sin?  In fact, systems cannot sin, only people can so that is one lie right in the trash can.  As for America's best days are still ahead?  There are more holes in that message that Swiss cheese but lets see if we can dissect some of it.

America's best days in the past were predicated on strong spiritual and moral foundations with peace found among most of the population.  This election has unmasked a number of things the Lord would have us see and one of those things is there is no peace among our population.  The election of Donald Trump has brought out some of the most demonic vile hatred I have ever seen among the population of these 'United' States.  The majority of the people who voted, voted for the most wicked, corrupt, lawless and evil person (Clinton) this world has ever seen and that is saying alot.  Hillary Clinton did not even thinly veil her evil and hatred for people and yet most people voted for her.  Please note, this is not support or defense of Trump, it is a statement of fact about evil and the tolerance and acceptance of evil in the 'United' States.

So, again this brings us back to America's best days are ahead?  At least half the country is seething with rage against the other half and that is a recipe for peace and prosperity?  This country is also at an all time moral and spiritual low, so again I ask where exactly in the Bible do you find the Lord's blessing on a country that has defied and disobeyed Him at every turn?  While it is true that America has a remnant that is true to Him, our playbook that tells us how our God does business does not have a revival of peace prosperity and spirituality without widespread judgement occurring first.  Israel's history is a blow by blow account of how things work and I don't see America's best days ahead in it.

Wealth, health, prosperity and peace ahead without national repentance is a lie.

Isaiah 48:22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

Go look at your social media accounts these days and tell me if there are any wicked that need to be dealt with in America today....No peace for the wicked says the Lord.

In order for America's best days to be ahead, we would need to see one of two things occur or both:

1.  National repentance and a renewed right standing with the Almighty that rivaled America's best days in the past


2.  Widespread destruction that swept away the wicked and left a righteous remnant.

This ^^ is not my opinion by the way.  This ^^ is the way the Lord our God dealt with the nations and with Israel over, and over again.  He does not change.

The people who just lost their seat of power in the United States have no plans whatsoever to go quietly into the night.  What are their plans?  Disruption, dissent, deceit and revolution.  Go look up "color revolution" on google.   In the past they were reserved for other countries, now they have been brought to America.

I did not vote for Trump but I am praying for him and I ask that you do the same.  Only the Lord knows exactly what His plans are for America and the rest of the world but He has not left us clueless.  He already told us what is going to happen and He already told us how He dealt with Israel and the nations in past situations so we know what to expect.

Do not be deceived, know your God.  That is counsel from the Most High God to us.

grace and peace

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Pray For Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the president the Lord God has given us.  Let us pray for him according to the Word of the Lord:

1 Tim 2:1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

If Trump tries to do what is right for the people, "they" will try to stop him.  Let us pray for Donald Trump that:

1.  The Lord will assign an angelic secret service detail to Donald Trump to protect him from every dirty trick the enemy throws at him.

2.  That the Lord will grant him supernatural strength, wisdom and insight to do our Father's will here on earth, just as it is in heaven.

Trump will need our prayers.  It was not our God given duty to vote for him but it is the Lord's will that we pray for Him.

grace and peace

Sunday, November 06, 2016

God or Government, Searching For a Savior

The tribulation will be a time of trial and testing.  This writer would argue we are being tried and tested now.  How so?  This past Jubilee year was a year of revelation to all the world.  What was revealed?  The complete corruption of this world and its systems.  The media is utterly corrupt, the governments are utterly corrupt, the corporations that support them both are utterly corrupt.  So what?

So, this revelation of complete corruption has tested and tried many people.  There are three categories that people are falling into during this time of testing:

1.  Those who could care less about the corruption, greed, fraud, murder etc.  These people are either spiritually dead or near death.  They see what is being revealed but it does not register with them.  The corruption is like water off a ducks back, they fail to see any problem with the status quo at all.

2.  The second group sees the corruption, greed, fraud, murder and their answer is to "get out and vote for change!"  In other words, they are looking to the government to save them from the corruption, greed, fraud, murder that threatens to overwhelm this world.  Yes the danger is real but it is a spiritual danger not a political one that underlies the problems we are seeing.

3.  The third group sees the corruption, greed, fraud, murder and seeks refuge in the Lord their God.

Matt 6:9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

This writer can tell you that the Spirit of the Lord has never given an order not to vote until this election.  I have been prohibited from voting by the Spirit of the Lord.  I dont have to ask why, how what, although He has given me reasons not to do it. 

What is the problem with group 2 in the list above?  Many of these people call themselves Christian yet they take their counsel from the flesh and not the Spirit of the Lord.  There is no difference whatsoever between the faithlessness of the people looking to government (Trump) for salvation from wicked politicians like Clinton and Israel looking to Egypt for help against its enemies.  In both cases it is a failure of faith and in both cases it ended (will end) in disaster.  What is the Word of the Lord concerning such people?

Isaiah 30:1Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
2That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
3Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

Clinton is the most corrupt, wicked politician the United States has ever had in office and depending on the Lord's will in this matter she may be elected president.  So what, get out and vote right?  Absolutely not, seeking Egypt's shade and the strength of Pharaoh never was and never will be the answer.  The Lord is watching to see if His people (Christians and Jews alike) will make the same mistake over and over again.

The only way a wicked evil person like Hillary could get anywhere near the presidency of the United States is if the people of the United States were corrupt and wicked first.  Darkness cannot enter a room unless the light in that room is extinguished first....

If Clinton is elected is it a fitting crown of wickedness and corruption to complete the rot from head to toe in this nation.  If Trump is elected it will be the sin of looking to Egypt for Pharaoh's protection, indulging the flesh and a failure of faith.  Spiritual problems are not solved with political solutions.

Clinton is as evil and wicked as they come but so is the anti-Christ and nobody will be able to vote him away.  There will be no vote for the famine, war, death, plague or any of the other judgements coming upon this earth.  What we are seeing now with this vote in America is just a test and the vast majority are failing it miserably.

You know when people who call themselves Christians tell you that seeking the Lord's face in prayer for peace, safety and provision is "doing nothing" that they have been completely and utterly defeated.  To them, only seeking Egypt's shelter is doing something.  Re-read Isaiah 30:1 for what lies ahead for them.

grace and peace

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Trump or Clinton? It Doesn't Matter Part 2

One would think from all of the pastors and priests of this world that everything is at stake in this election.  They could not be more wrong.  As Christians we are followers of Christ.  We are to walk as He walked.

1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

So let us compare what todays so called Christian leaders would have us believe versus Biblical reality.  According to todays so called leaders, when Jesus reached the age on this earth (in the flesh) to begin His work, His first actions should have been:

1.  Start a political action committee
2.  Begin a voter registration drive
3.  Make speeches at every synagogue to get the Jews "vote for change" in the next election

Surely our Lord needed to do the above plus take a number of other steps of critical importance to change the openly pagan, blatantly anti-Christ government of ancient Rome.  Let us be clear on this point, Rome made no pretense at being a Godly empire, they were anti-Christ to the core and yet what did our Lord do?  Or more importantly what did He not do?

What did our Lord Jesus Christ do when He began His earthly work?  He completely and utterly ignored the governments of this earth to include the Roman government He lived under.  That's right, He ignored them as irrelevant.  Jesus did not vote, He did not form a political action committee, He did not begin a voter registration drive, He did not speak in synagogues about the Christian or Jewish "duty to vote."  Peter, Paul, Luke, John did not vote.  They walked as Jesus did.

The Lord our God practiced what He preached.  That is, His kingdom is not of this world:

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Our Lord's kingdom has advanced forcefully regardless of what empire, or kingdom or political party has been in office for thousands of years.  Our Lord does not require the assistance of any politician to advance His kingdom.  What we are witnessing is the polarization of this world into that which belongs to our Lord and everything else that does not.  Those who belong to this world, speak from the viewpoint of this world.  All of these so called leaders, Christian and otherwise who speak from the viewpoint of this world are of this world and the world listens to them:

1 John 4:5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Why is this written to you today?  To encourage you.  Hillary is the most corrupt, wicked politician the United States has ever had running for president.  How fitting that the very worst presidential candidate should match the spiritual condition of this country.  Trump tells people whatever they want to hear.  According to him, he is for everybody.  They will both lead to the rise of Babylon, the mark of the beast and every prophesy written in the Bible being fulfilled.  How is that encouraging?  It is encouraging because what happens with the United States government will not matter one iota to the forceful advancement of our Lord's kingdom.  Not one bit. 

We were never told to follow or elect politicians.  We were told to follow our Lord Jesus Christ and pray that His kingdom will come and His will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven.

grace and peace

Friday, October 21, 2016

Trump or Clinton? It Doesn't Matter.....

Who is going to be the next president of the U.S.?  This writer is here to tell you it does not matter.
Youtube 'prophets', pastors and priests alike are all telling people to "get out and vote!"  How absolutely, hopelessly worldly.  This election has nothing to do with Trump and Clinton and everything to do with 1.  the arrival of anti-Christ and 2. the arrival of our Father's kingdom.  Yes, the worldly among us tell us it has everything to do with Trump and Clinton and the reason they tell us this is they are of this world.  Those who are of this world speak from the viewpoint of this world and the world listens to them!

1 John 4:5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.

This past Jubilee year ended as it began, with a massive Islamic invasion of the west.  Neither this writer nor anyone else saw that one coming.  Who could imagine that leaders in the west would invite an invasion of their own countries?  What else did we see this Jubilee year?  The Lord popped an illumination round for the world to see through this gross darkness what they had not seen before, the utter and absolute corruption of their leaders, the media and the corporations that support it all.  To what end has this happened?  Again, back to 1.  the arrival of anti-Christ and 2. the arrival of our Father's kingdom.

What does our Lord popping an illumination round on the wickedness and corruption around us have to do with the arrival of His kingdom?  It has everything to do with us taking inventory of our current situation and coming to the conclusion that yes indeed this world and its ways and systems created by man, for man with man in mind, forgetting God Almighty has failed miserably.  Whats the definition of insanity?  Doing the same things over and over yet expecting a different result each time.  Over and over again, the people of this world 'vote for change' and each and every time this world gets more corrupt, more wicked, less free, less joyful, less peaceful etc etc.  Any nobody stops to say "hey, this isn't working!!!!????"  But brother d, there are people who say this isnt working!  Right, and their answer is to vote in another man to fix it.....One cannot fix spiritual problems with political, social and or economic solutions.  It 100% guaranteed

We have been brought to this place of being surrounded by the failings of man, the enemy and this world so we would finally see the truth in all of its power and simplicity.  What truth is that?  Right here:

Matt 6:9“This, then, is how you should pray:
“ ‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,a
but deliver us from the evil one.b

This ^^ and only this ^^ is the answer to our problems.  Our God, our King, His Kingdom, period.  End of story.  Some "get it" right now, for some it will take alot more convincing, that is what the tribulation is for. Man has tried things his own way and failed miserably....

As for number 1, the arrival of anti-Christ, that too is being setup right now.  People don't really love Trump they just hate Hillary.  Once again people get to choose between two evils (which is no choice at all).  This process is to get people to the point where they are crying out for a 'savior,' but they do not want the Savior who has already died for them in love, no Him they have rejected.  So, they will be sent the son of perdition, the man of sin, the anti-Christ.  The anti-Christ they will gladly accept which is the snare that has been set for them:

2 Thess 2:9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Luke 21:34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come on you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Trump or Clinton it doesn't matter, they are two paths to the same destination.  Your Bible does not tell you all the Words of the prophets will be fulfilled unless Trump gets elected. No, it says all the Word will be fulfilled period.  That means regardless of who gets elected.  In this nobody's understanding it appears that Hillary is the path that leads through war and Trump is the path that leads through peace to the same exact destination.  When I say 'peace' that term is used relatively as there is no peace for the wicked says the Lord

Isaiah 48:22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

The path forward for this world is clear, our Lord is coming, the anti-Christ and tribulation are coming.  In light of these things what is Trump and Clinton?  An uninteresting side show.  The Lord told us to be watching for His coming.  He is our hope, our light, our provision and protection in these dark days.  Our Lord gave us clear instruction and that instruction is filled with hope:

36Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Pray always, that is not a "mid-tribulation" or "pre-wrath" or "post-tribulation" prayer.  That is a now prayer, an all the time everyday prayer, a pre-tribulation prayer...The disobedient will ignore our Lord's instruction on this and the consequences for that are between them and the Lord.  For us whose hope is in the Lord our God now, tomorrow and forever, we have His promises which are more precious than gold.  Soon enough, we will see the fulfillment of this promise to escape all that is about to happen.  It is not us who will fulfill this promise, it is the Lord God Almighty whose Word it is that must be fulfilled to the letter and fulfilled it will be.  Glory to God.

Keep the faith.  Grace and peace

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fight The Good Fight of Faith

1 Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

What exactly does our Lord mean, fight the good fight of faith?  The first and most obvious thing that jumps out there is it is a fight!  This is not stroll the good stroll through the park of faith it is fight, the good fight of faith.  So right off the bat we understand this is not something easy, it involve combat, struggle, hardship, perseverance.  This writer believes most of this understanding is lost on this generation.  What do you mean brother?  Lets try an example to illustrate.  The Lord made us many promises, one of which is here:

Psalm 34

      4I sought the LORD, and He answered me,
            And delivered me from all my fears.
      5They looked to Him and were radiant,
            And their faces will never be ashamed.
      6This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him
            And saved him out of all his troubles.

Looking above at verse 4 which says  4I sought the LORD, and He answered me,
            And delivered me from all my fears.

What happened here ^^.  1.  I sought the Lord 2. He answered me 3.  He delivered me from all my fears.  What the Lord has written to us here is quite straightforward.  What is not so straightforward is how people respond to what is written above.  The question is when people read promises like this do they respond in faith or do they respond to it otherwise?

"What do you mean brother?"  Meaning this, let us compare and contrast believer a and believer b.  Believer a reads the promises above and says to themselves "well, the Lord may answer other people but He does not answer me!" or  "I certainly have not been delivered from all my fears, I am fearful every day!" or in verse 6 "and what is this about saved out of all his troubles, I don't know who He is talking about but it certainly is not me!"  Are responses such as these "fighting the good fight of faith?"  No, its more like capitulation.  Where is the fight in rolling over and playing dead with the promises of Almighty God?

Compare believer a with believer b below.

Believer b reads the promises above and looks back at their life considering all of the times they were delivered and gives thanks for it.  Believer b considers his present fears and says to himself "I will be delivered from todays fears just like the Lord delivered me from yesterdays fears.  Believer b looks at verse 6 and says "yes and amen, the Lord has delivered me from many troubles but all of my troubles will not be over until I stand before Him.  Surely the Lord will deliver me from todays troubles just as He has delivered me from yesterdays troubles."

Some may say "well brother thats fine but what about troubles that have been ongoing for years?"  I have inquired of the Lord about this, how can some saints have troubles that last years, seemingly never with deliverance up through today?  The answer is multifaceted.  1.  How have the saints responded to the fear or trouble from day 1 through today?  Have they fought the good fight of faith or have they capitulated multiple times/times without end?  Has their attitude been "You Lord cannot lie, You promised it now you have to deliver on it!" or have they said to themselves "well I guess I'm just stuck with this problem/situation/trouble.  Maybe the Lord answers other people but He sure doesn't answer me.?"

The variations on this ^^ theme are as endless as people are upon the earth.  If the Lord has allowed something to stay in your life that you have fought the good fight of faith over, have you inquired of the Lord to determine whether or not you should continue the good fight over this issue?  What do you mean brother?  Example here:

2 Cor 2:12 7Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself! 8Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 9And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong

What happened?  A thorn was given to Paul.  What did Paul do?  Paul says " 8Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me." and what happened?  Did the Lord take away the thorn?  No.  Did Paul get his answer?  Yes.  9And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.”

At this point some would say "well see, Paul wasn't "saved out of all his troubles."  To which I would counter, Paul did get his answer.  We could go around and around with this and many do and all the while the Lord is within us and all around us watching, observing our response to our fears, troubles and problems.  What is it that moves our Lord to action?  Faith, combat/fighting faith that says the Lord promised it, I believe Him and I am going to get my answer or I am going to die in the process of trying to get it.

What is the Lord looking for?  FAITH

Luke 17:6  And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey you.

Luke 18:8 "I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"

Does the Lord mean what He says?  Does the Lord say what He means?  Can the Lord's Word be trusted?  This writer has been sent to tell you YES, YES, YES and AMEN.

Matthew 9:29 

29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”

If you have had problems and have not been fighting the fight of faith, you know what your real problem is.  If you have problems and you have been fighting the good fight of faith you need an answer from the Lord as to why that problem/obstacle/mountain has not been moved yet.  Let me be clear, we all have problems all the time but the Lord has made us promises about our problems, fears and troubles.  Let me also remind you that I am the least of the servants of the Most High God and no I do not understand somethings He does.  I cannot plumb the depths of the eternal wisdom and knowledge of our God to silver spoon feed answers to every question and answer that arises concerning our God.  I am a nobody.  That said, I do know this.  Our God expects fighting faith from us.  He expects it and He responds to it.  Consider the following:

James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

This message has been on my heart for months and it is just now (being sick today of all times) that the Lord gave me the right words to communicate it.  This world is headed into the time of Jacob's trouble.  Babylon is rising all around us.  Babylon must rise so it can then fall

Rev 14:8 A second angel followed and said, “‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,’[a] which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”

We must hold onto 1.  our faith and 2. His Word to ask and receive answers continually.  We are needy dependent creatures by design.  We were never told to go out and do great things on our own power in our own wisdom with our own limited strength. He, our God is an ever present source of help, power, protection and support for us who believe

Psalm 46:1. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

It is absolutely critical that we fight this fight, in by and through faith.  If any of us is lacking, we should ask so we may be given what we lack.  The Lord does answer prayer, that is my testimony.  The Lord performs spectacular miracles on behalf of His people right now today, that is my testimony.  That testimony was forged in the fires of combat, the good fight of faith.  The answers and miracles are real, received and acknowledged by this absolute nobody who writes to you today.  If the Lord works on behalf of this absolute nobody what will He do for you, the beloved of the Lord?

In the days ahead we will have to stand on our faith in greater measure than ever before.  In case you haven't noticed this world has turned into a giant cesspool.  Our job is to be lights in the darkness.  In a pitch black room, a tiny tiny light can drive away an incredible amount of darkness.  We must be those tiny lights.  Hang onto your faith which is of greater worth than gold and is a primary target of our enemy the devil:

These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

And remember to fight.  Fight the good fight of faith.

grace and peace

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Divine Disapproval

Do you think it is just a coincidence that both Clinton and Trump have historic disapproval ratings?  Do you think that career politicians in the United States and abroad have their approval ratings going down the tubes?  Merkels party in Germany just lost some regional elections in historic fashion.  And its all happening at the same time, worldwide.  Why is that?  The stage is being set for this guy:

2 Thess 2:3Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. 5Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? 6And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.

At the very same time that the politicians of this world have fallen into disfavor, the economy has reached a tipping point where one little nudge could send it over a cliff.  What would that achieve?  A new world economic system which is necessary for this:

Rev 13:16And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

So you see its not about Trump or Clinton.  Its about 'he' who causes all to be given a mark.....

Is it also a coincidence that all this has come to a head during a Jubilee year?  As of Oct 3-4 this Jubilee year comes to an end.  This time (unless something happens in the next two weeks or so it was not about the 3rd Temple or Israel getting land back.  This time it was once in history of the world special.  It was about setting the stage for the man of sin to arrive.

While the world is caught up in boys entering girls bathrooms and what color skin we all have or who waited in line to get the iphone 7 first (you know, the really important things..../sarcasm off), the anti-christ will hit this earth with a thunderclap.  While this world is busy with its inane drivel, the devil will be taking his gloves off to slaughter, rape, steal, and pillage on  a scale this world has never seen.

How do we know this ^^ is going to happen?  It is the net effect of this:

2 Thess 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.

As bad as people think things are in the world right now, it is all being done under restraint.  What they really want to do they cannot do until "he who now restrains" is taken out of the way.  So, while there is no big event on people's radar at the moment, all the pieces have been divinely arranged on the chessboard to begin the time of Jacob's trouble.

No we cannot give times and dates but do we need them?  What did our Lord tell us?

Matt 16:2He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ 3and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.a 4A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away.

And yes, our Lord was talking to the religious people when He said this ^^................. Just like today while the priests and pastors of this world are telling people to 'get out and vote' the anti-Christ is going to hit the stage.  What a tragedy it will be someday when many of today's Christians vote for the anti-Christ then they have to explain themselves to the Lord later.  Do you think "but we didn't know it was the anti-Christ" will suffice as an excuse on that day?

We do not know the day or hour but we do know the signs of the times.  The hour is indeed late and we know this because of the Divinely placed sign posts our Lord has given us to judge where we are in history.

The people are right to disapprove of the current crop of liar, thief, murderer politicians and those who would replace them (Trump).  What they don't see is that dissatisfaction is part of a great trap laid for this world:

34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

But what about you?  Were you destined for this trap?  Not if you do what you were told to do:

36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

We were told to be always on the watch and pray for escape.  And yes, praying for escape is 'escapist.'  Before Christians start leveling names and accusations at us for doing exactly precisely what we were told to do by Almighty God (pray for escape) they better check themselves.  Noah and Lot both escaped the great destruction of their days and we were promised the exact same kind of escape:

2 Peter 2:4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
The Godly will Be Delivered
7And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 9The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of peirasmou, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

What does peirasmou mean?  An experiment, a trial, temptation.  Hey, what's that word for peirasmou?  Temptation?  Yep thats one of them.  Boy that sounds familiar where have I heard that before?  Oh yea:

Luke 11:1One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
2He said to them, “When you pray, say:
“ ‘Father,a
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.b
3Give us each day our daily bread.
4Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.c
And lead us not into temptation.d ’ ”

Gee, we've been "praying for escape" since we were 4 years old!  So I guess those people who agonize and are so sorely vexed by our Lord's own promises of escape have a problem with the Lord's prayer as well?  Which human invented the promise of escape in the Lord's prayer in the 1800's?  Oh yea, they didn't.....The Lord put it in there 2000 years ago as one of His many promises to us who believe.

Time is indeed short.  Sure, we've been saying that for generations but which generation has seen the world stage set the way we see it today?

grace and peace