Saturday, June 24, 2017

He Causes Them To Make Bad Decisions

The Lord has given me the title of the post verbatim for weeks on end so its time to write it.  What does the Lord do to people who oppose Him?  He causes them to make bad decisions.  Example 1:

Ex 14:1Then the Lord said to Moses, 2“Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. 3Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ 4And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.” So the Israelites did this.

What happened here ^^?  The Lord gave Pharaoh a really bad idea.  That bad idea was the end of Pharaoh.

Example 2:  Hillary's "pied piper strategy" to win the presidency.  Hillary and her friends at the DNC thought it would be a great idea to elevate Trump to be the leader of the republicans running for president.  That bad idea was the end of Hillary Clinton.

Example 3:  Europe.  Europe has a demographic problem.  They have not been having enough babies so they had a "great" idea:  "Hey lets import hundreds of thousands, or even millions of people from the most volatile region of the world-the middle east!"  That bad idea is in the process of ending Europe.

Pharaoh was anti-Christ.  Hillary Clinton is anti-Christ.  The majority in Europe are anti-Christ.  What do they all have in common?  They have all had some very bad ideas that ended them.  This brings us to today in America and the west in general.  While young adults in the west are demanding more "safe spaces" at the college campuses, the young adults in Russia are doing this.

While the west is encouraging ever increasing sexual perversion, Russia is opposing it.  While the west is turning its back on Christianity, Russia is embracing it.  What is interesting about Russia is it is an ally of Iran, who we know Biblically as the Medes...

Isaiah 13:13Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

The Lord has stirred up the Medes (Iran) and by extension Russia against who in these last days?  The west, Babylon.  In fact Isaiah 13 is an entire chapter dedicated to describing Babylon and what will happen to it.  It wont be pretty.  The west (Babylon) continues to make very bad decisions that will lead to this:

18Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Note with me the reference to Sodom and Gomorrah there and its association to Babylon...So as you look around and see the west railing against Russia and Iran, understand what the Lord said He would do in the last days.  Understand what the Lord said He would do to Babylon then look at this world and insert the puzzle pieces where they fit.  The armies being raised up against Babylon will have no mercy when they take their vengeance:
15Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

So, instead of the American youth doing this, they should probably be doing this instead.  The writing is on the wall.  When a people collectively turns its back on the Almighty, bad things happen.  Its really that simple.  They will continue to make bad decisions, and it will be the end of them.  Not that this writer wants that, or the Lord wants that.  What the Lord wants is this:

1 Tim: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

What the Lord wants us to continue to do is this:  1 Tim: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

It does not matter if its Obama or Trump, Stalin or Hitler, our instructions from the Almighty have remained the same.  Keep the faith, pray, do whatever good our hands find to do.  We just have to be patient and the Lord will sort this mess out.

grace and peace

Time Is Short

Although business as usual seems to continue unabated, it is working its way toward business that is not usual and we can see it coming.  How so?  Brother Armstrong at Armstrong economics has been warning for years that the next crisis is going to be the pension crisis.  Interest rates being held down so low for so long has created a sea of pension funds ready to go bust.  This is a realy dilemma for the powers that be as government debt has exploded and if they raise interest rates, the interest on federal debt will skyrocket.  If they don't raise interest rates, pension funds around the country (and the world) will go under as the mandatory return targets are not being met year after year which brings us here:

Chicago’s police pension fund

Dallas pension fund

Illinois on the brink of bankruptcy

New Jersey to follow Illinois down the drain

Here's the thing about these pension fund problems, we know when they are coming.  For example in the Chicago pension fund we see time runs out for them at the end of 2020, that's approximately 3 years from now, not out in the next generation somewhere.  Couple these financial problems with the social, political, and religious problems brewing all around the world and the picture quickly becomes clear:  time is short.  Time seems to go on forever but it only seems that way.  This world is tearing itself apart.

What is the root cause of all these unsolvable problems?  People turning their backs on the Almighty.  They want to remove Him from the schools, the courthouses, anywhere in public then they want to work on removing Him from our private lives as well.  Its a war on God that man will lose pitifully.  How foolish for mortal man to declare war on eternal God?  What has the Lord God said about all this?

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

Who are these wicked?  It encompasses all those who live in unbelief:

Heb 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

The good news in all this is it was entirely predictable based on the rock solid counsel found in the Word of the Most High God.  He told us how things work.  When mankind turns their back on Him, peace is removed from the earth resulting in what we see around us today.  Unfortunately we are only seeing the beginning of this right now:

Rev 6:3When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.

The people of this world look perfectly ready to kill each other.  The hatred and murder that is in people's hearts is just astonishing.  If you don't give them what they want right now, they want to kill you.  What they want is their anti-Christ world order.  The Almighty has sent them a delay in the form of Trump but its only a minor delay as Trump has not really turned back the clock on anything.  No, trumps job appears to be to tread water.  Under Barack Hussein Obama the clock was moving on fast forward, under Trump it is moving forward a little slower.  Please note with me the clocks hands are not being turned back.  No, we are headed just as surely toward our date with the events in Revelation as we would have under a Hillary Clinton presidency but the Lord chose not to go down that road.

With all this bad news, do not be troubled.  If the bad things that have come upon this world are predictable, so are the good things.  The Lord made promises to mankind.  He told us the wicked will know no peace.  But what about the righteous?

Ps 37:10For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Take heart and be at peace in the midst of this wicked generation.  The Lord has everything under perfect control.  He has plans for the wicked and the righteous.  The wicked will be removed and forgotten and the righteous will inherit everything and delight themselves in the abundance of peace.  GLORY TO GOD.

grace and peace

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Congressman Chaffetz Says Trump Is No Better Than Obama

This Chaffetz guy is one of the handful that I actually thought was doing a decent job and guess what?  He quit.  Why?

Trump is no better than Obama, and in some cases he is worse.  Now that is saying something. 

This should be a lesson to everyone.  There always was one and only one way to get the change people want but they reject it:

2 Cron 7:14 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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

^^ The Lord God Himself is telling us above how to fix the mess we have but people don't want to hear it.  They would rather vote....I don't see a single Word above that says anything about getting involved in the political process to get change, do you?  Zero, nothing, it not there but year after year the 'pastors' and so called prophets get up and spout the same tired lies and people continue to listen to them.

The good in all this is some people will finally throw their hands up and give up on this world and its systems.  We are in this world but not of it.  We are aliens and strangers here:

1 John 4:4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirita of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I exhort you as aliens and sojourners, to abstain from fleshly desires, which war against the soul,

1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.

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.

People's confidence in the systems of this world is falling to an all time low.  Look at the approval ratings for congress, each time it hits a new all time low it finds a way to go lower still.  To what end?  These things serve two purposes. 

Purpose 1 here:

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.

Those who are in Christ see the rot in this world and say "the Lord was right we need His kingdom  on earth as it is in heaven."

Purpose 2 here:

2 Thess2:7For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

The current breakdown in public confidence is driving one group of people into the arms of Jesus Christ and the other group into the arms of anti-Christ. 

Be assured, change is coming and it will be dramatic.  The gospels, the books of Daniel and Revelation assure us of the change that is coming. 

grace and peace

Happy Father's Day

Lord God of Creation, Yahweh, Jehovah, Abba, Father,

Happy Father's day to you!  We love you and we need you more than ever.  All glory and honor and power be yours forever and ever.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise

article here.

Another day, another broken promise.  Just like they made sure the republican healthcare bill was so messed up that it could not pass either.  One after another its a trail of broken promises.  Make America great again?  Does it look like America is becoming "better than ever" as some false prophets claimed?  America's best days are just ahead?  Doesn't look that way to me.  It looks like America is about to rip itself apart.

Trump was sent by the Lord, that much is true but his job was never to "make America great again."  His role has everything to do with time.  This is what the Lord God said:

Ecc 3:1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

Under Barack Hussein Obama, this country was on a greased sled right into the gates of hell with no brake.  In other words things were moving in the direction of prophesy too fast.  Now, with Trump in the white house we are still headed for the same exact destination, the only thing that changed is when we get there.  The first job Trump had was: 1. a time delay and 2. an illumination/exposure of how deeply rotten the corruption is lodged in the systems of this world.  The courts are corrupt, congress is corrupt, all of the bureaucratic arms of government (CIA, FBI, Department of State etc) are all corrupt.  Corporate America and the media have also been exposed as the anti-Christ, globalist organizations that they are.

So what?  So this is all working toward the end that our God told us about thousands of years ago.  Those of us who are in Christ cannot get our Father's kingdom here on earth just like it is in heaven, soon enough.  We see how absolutely sickening the wickedness is.  We are being shown all this so one day, when we rule and reign with Christ our Lord we will remember the consequences for turning left or right of our God's commands.  No one can do better than perfection and perfection is what we have been given in the Word of God.  People don't like it, people go their own way and people end up in death and destruction which is exactly where this world is headed right now.

You cannot solve spiritual problems with political solutions.  We have spiritual problems.  Wickedness and corruption are everywhere.  Kind of sounds like the days of Noah.....

Gen 6:13And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Matt 24:36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

The earth is filled with violence.  Ecc 1.9-What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

Do not be troubled, the Lord told us all this would happen.  The Spirit of the Lord impressed upon this writer that we are to rest in Him, trust Him and in general do what He told us to do.  That is our job.  That's what we have to do in the midst of all this corruption and violence.  The Lord has a plan to deal with all this mess.  He will fix it, we just have to wait for it.

Nahum 1:2God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
3The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
4He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
5The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
6Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
7The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
8But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

grace and peace

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Do Not Be Troubled

Today some US Congressmen were shot by a left wing radical (video here.)

What is going on with this world?  Brexit and the election of Trump were major setbacks in the globalist plans for one world order.  The demonic rage of these setbacks is evident everywhere from politicians, business and the common man.   They want their satanic world order and anything that stands in their way will be attacked mercilessly.  So, we see what happened today.  The forces of anti-Christ who naturally gravitate to the left

Matt 25:33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

are expressing their father's (the devil) displeasure.  One of the many jobs Trump had to accomplish was to shine a light on the rampant, deep seated corruption running throughout this world's systems and its people.  Mission accomplished.

It is very interesting with Brexit, over and over again Merkel and Hollande stated that one of the primary reasons for wanting their Euro union is to prevent another world war in Europe.  They kick the God of peace out of Europe and they expect peace.  Oh, how they will be disappointed.  With all the discontent and violence, why should you not be troubled?  Because the Lord God told us this would happen and He told us why it would happen:

Rev 6:3When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.

Mankind thought it was a good idea to remove every trace of the Almighty from this earth, but instead it is mankind who will be removed (see Rev 6:3 above).

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.

Rev 9:17The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. 18A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. 19The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.

Trying to make war on the Creator and those who belong to Him is a suicide mission, but they will try anyway.  Do not be troubled.  The problems that mankind cannot solve (like peace being taken from the earth) are here for a reason.  These problems were divinely introduced and no amount of diversity training or mainstream media propaganda or corporate and government sponsorship of anti-Christian effort will make these problems go away.  In the globalist mind, if they could only get rid of every trace of the Creator and by extension the Church, they could all live happily ever after in their anti-Christ utopia.  Unfortunately for them, I have read the play book of the game that is coming and 'utopia' doesn't start until the anti-Christ and everyone who serves him are mercilessly eradicated from this earth by Christ Jesus in person:

2 Thes 2:7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And 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: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness 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.

We can rest in the fact that the Lord God who provides for us and protects us is the same one who sent this mess to the world.  When it is the God of Creation who sends you a problem, good luck trying to fix it without Him....Our God has a plan for this world and He has a plan for us.  He has made many promises to us and He plans to keep every one of them to the letter.  So do not be troubled by the current lawlessness and discord.  This world is reaping what it has sown.  A time of trouble unlike anything this world has ever seen or ever will see is coming and they will not escape it

Matt 24:21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 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.

Notice this verse:   25Behold, I have told you before.

This ^^ was to comfort us.  He told us what would happen and it is happening.  They will not escape it but some will escape all that is about to happen:

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 upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

The Lord God cannot lie.  We do not have to go into detail about what this escape is or when it will happen.  What we should be encouraged by is that it is an escape from all and it is coming.  It is coming, that's a fact that cannot be changed by legions of escape deniers who are blue in the face with veins popping out of their neck in rage at the Bride being lifted off this earth while they reap the rewards of their anti-Christ 'playground.'  I suspect the masses clawing at the underside of Noah's ark just before they drowned were not so amused and glib as they were when Noah was building the ark  and preaching repentance.  I suspect when the first fire began to rain down on Sodom and Gomorrah the inhabitants were not so full of themselves either.

Proverb 11:21Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

We see it over and over again, in the gospels, in the writings of the prophets, in proverbs, in Revelation, the same thing.  The wicked will not go unpunished, and the righteous will be delivered.  That is the Word of the Lord to mankind and it will be fulfilled again in the future just as it was fulfilled in the past.

grace and peace

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Iran Claims To Have Proof Of "Direct US Support" For ISIS

link to article here.

Iran says the west is supporting ISIS, are they correct?  Absolutely, the proof is overwhelming all you have to do is follow the money.  Somebody has been bankrolling ISIS.  Somebody has been allowing ISIS to bring its oil across its borders and sell it on the world market.  Somebody has been providing ISIS with weapons and training.  These things do not happen in a vacuum and you can been 100% assured that any self respecting intel shop has had this figured out from the beginning.  So what?

So, the Lord our God has been right all along (of course).  What is happening on the global stage is players are being identified playing their end time roles.  What did the Lord God tell us?

Isaiah 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Who does the Lord say He is going to raise up against Babylon?  The Medes.  Who are the Medes?  The Medes=Iran.  Who is the entire west (including Israel) aligned against in the Middle East?  Iran=the Medes.  So those the Medes are opposing make up Babylon.  Any time Israel was living in disobedience, the Lord sent some external enemy against them as a form of judgement.

The United States and Israel could have wiped ISIS off the map when they first popped their ugly faces up in the middle east, but they didn't.  Why not?  ISIS does not attack Israel.  Why not?  ISIS does not attack the United States.  Why not?  ISIS does not attack Saudi Arabia.  Why not?  Again, ask a better question, get a better answer.  These countries are Babylon and Iran has been raised up by the Lord to stand against them.  To what end?  To this end:

Luke 21:20 When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.

The Lord is at work in this world doing exactly what He told us He would do.  It is happening before our eyes day in and day out.  ISIS is a proxy arm of Babylon (the countries of the west) and Babylon is headed for disaster:

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

Who is it that has kicked the Almighty out of its schools and court houses?  Who is it that has created LGTQ pride month (not tolerance but PRIDE) to be celebrated nation wide?  Who is it that has embraced the murder of its unborn children by the millions?  Who is it that has forgotten the fear of the Lord and instead has embraced greed, adultery, idolatry and every other form of wickedness under the sun?  Who is it that has a love for exporting never ending war to the rest of the world?  Who is the largest exporter of pornography and moral filth to the rest of the world?  Who is it that has rejected its Christian foundation and exchanged it for a love of Islam?  Answer these questions and you'll be getting warm as to who Babylon is.

One of the major themes playing out before us is wickedness being exposed.  All of our politicians, the media, just about every major corporation out there-in short the entire world is being publicly outed as the anti-Christian entities that they are.  Them and the people who embrace them are being spotlighted by the Almighty.  What was in the dark is being brought out into the light and the majority is just fine with it!  Those who are of this world, embrace the world.  Those who are not of this world, reject all of it.

The stage is being set for the end time drama our Lord told us about to be played out exactly as it was written.  There is a time for everything and it will be our Lord's timing, not the enemy's or this world's timing that prevails to bring about our Lord's will.  It is for us to sit back in hope, prayer and admiration at how precise our God has been in predicting what would happen.  We can take comfort in the fact that the same God that predicted all this has made us promises of escape and provision.

One way or another, all of us who are in Christ will escape the flesh, the enemy and this world to stand before our Lord Jesus Christ just as it was written:

Luke 21:36 Be 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.”


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sharia Court Sentences Gay Men to 100 lashes: Western Media=Silent

Story here.

The double standard here is breathtaking.  What double standard?  Had this been a Christian court, every news outlet in the western hemisphere would be decrying this 'injustice' from the rooftops, no doubt with protests in the streets across the western world.  But when it is an Islamic court?  Its so quiet you can here a pin drop.

This incredible double standard is proof positive that the spirit of Babylon is alive and well in todays world.  That spirit has no qualms whatsoever with its own hypocrisy, its constant deception and wickedness that has no bounds.  Why is that?  Because the spirit of Babylon is the spirit of anti-Christ:

Isaiah 14
And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

The king of Babylon is that wicked one that our Lord will overthrow with the breath of His mouth:

2 Thess 2
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.

The summary statement that sums up almost everything we are seeing, the corruption everywhere and the people who cannot get enough of it is: the rise of Babylon.  The whole world (minus the few who are in Christ Jesus) is following this spirit.  Only those who are rooted firmly in Christ will be able to resist this anti-Christ tidal wave that is sweeping over the world.

This calls for patient endurance.  The Lord has plans for this world....  He has different plans for us. 

1 Thes 5:9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Glory to God.

grace and peace

Saturday, May 20, 2017

More Proof That Europe Is Finished

see article here:

DEATH OF A COUNTRY: Germany will become Islamic State, says Merkel

They are admitting they have every intention of continuing the trend of demolishing everything that was Europe in favor of  a new Babylon.  What are we seeing across the middle east and Europe?  The birth and development of new Babylon.  We do not have to guess at this one, it is Biblical fact.  What is the doomed end time entity that the Bible calls out by name?  Babylon

Rev 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

add to this ^^ to entire chapters in Jeremiah (50-51) and an entire chapter in Isaiah (13) and you start to get the idea about Babylon.  The Lord tells us a lot about this end time entity so we should not be surprised to see it grow before our eyes.

Everything is happening exactly as the Lord God said it would happen.  Only an all powerful, all knowing God can do this.  He saw the apostasy of Europe before it happened.  How else could Europe be invaded with Islam unless Christianity was kicked out first?  Light does not flee from darkness, darkness flees from light.  If you remove the light (Christ Jesus), darkness moves in immediately.  This is what we are seeing across the western world.  Are there small lights that still exist across Europe?  Of course, our Lord has believers everywhere:

Rev 5:9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

The believers who remain in Europe must do what the Spirit of the Lord instructs them to do.  They will each be given very specific instructions, personal to them as individuals and families.  The Lord always takes care of His own.  We too must also be listening to what the Spirit of the Lord says to us as individuals.  The rest of the world is not so far behind Europe in their spiritual apostasy.  We are all living 'behind enemy lines' in a spiritual sense, so we require very specific and timely instruction from the Lord to survive.

On a lighter note, as dark as it seems down here, the Lord is not troubled in the slightest by the overwhelming odds stacked against us.  He seems to like it this way.  Remember how things happened back at the Red Sea with Israel.  Not exactly a promising scenario for Israel there, until of course the God of eternity split the Red Sea wide open and allowed Israel to cross unmolested.  So it is today, once again believers have their backs up against another 'Red Sea.'  The modern day forces of Pharaoh have aligned against us and our backs are against the wall.  What now?  The Lord has plans for us today and for today's Pharaoh, just as He did when Israel was hemmed in against the sea.

We have been given many promises, promises of escape.  Just as Israel escaped the chariots of Pharaoh, so will those who are in Christ (and believe in the promises) escape.  The anger, the rage, the veins popping out of the neck and red faces we see anytime the rapture or escape of any kind is mentioned today is proof positive that even the enemy believes in the promises our Father gave us.  The enemy knows for a fact that our God does not lie.  When the Almighty says something is going to happen, it will happen.  Period.

I see a lot of escaping going on in the end times.  Forget the rapture arguments, you can cause much more damage to the escape deniers by taking the promises one by one on their own merit.  This multiplies the problems the deniers have in explaining it all away.  Maybe Luke 21:36 is the rapture, maybe its not.  The escape deniers like to argue that its not which is fine, now they have two problems instead of one.  If Luke 21:36 is not the rapture then we have 2 places where believers escape instead of 1.

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 upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Yes, and this is a promise to escape ALL of whats about to happen.  This writer finds a promise like that very attractive, especially in light of who made the promise (Almighty God.)

I see more end time escape here:

Rev 3:10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

I see two more end time escapes here:

Rev 12:5And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

1.  her child was caught up unto God-that's one
2.  the woman fled into the wilderness where the Lord prepared a place for her-that's two

Yep, there's a lot of escaping going on here!  Yes, its a very 'escapist' mentality that I proudly adopt as my own.  If the Lord God told us to be watching and praying always for this escape, then yes we should have an escapist mentality.  In the meantime, while we are praying for escape we are doing our Lord's will here on earth. 

So yes, things are looking bad for this world at the moment.  The governments in the west are flooding their own countries with Islam (and by default-terror).  Little do they know they are pawns in the hand of Almighty God.  They are creating the end time Babylon exactly as our Lord described it to us in the pages of His Word.  So, do not be troubled.  The same God who saw this coming thousands of years ago has prepared a way for us just as He did for Israel when they were backed up against the Red Sea.  Glory to God.

Be listening for His voice, repent and pray.  Be a man or woman who walks with God

Gen 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

And the Lord will take care of the rest....

grace and peace

Thursday, May 11, 2017

‘Abbas has decided to sign peace deal with Israel’

article in jpost here.

Well, the timing seems to line up for something special to happen this year.  70 years (a Biblical generation) from the Balfour declaration and 50 (a jubilee) years from the recapture of Jerusalem in the six days war makes this year 2017 a prophetic nexus.  When we see things beginning to shape up according to what the Lord told us would happen during a nexus in time like this year we should be on alert.

grace and peace

Sunday, May 07, 2017

France Votes For National Suicide

Marine Le Pen accepts defeat

What does the election of Macron mean for France and the EU?  It means a continuation of the status quo for Europe.  What does more of the status quo look like?

1.  More Islamic invasion of Europe
2.  More Islamic terrorism in Europe
3.  Increased persecution of Jews and Christians in Europe
4.  Increased dictatorial power pushed down from Brussels onto the people of Europe
5.  More (if it were possible) European hostility toward Israel

Most of the time we can only see after the fact what the Lord has decided for this world.  It appears there is no wait and draw this timeline out for Europe, their destruction is to continue full speed ahead with no pause to breathe.  A similar election is coming up in Germany with a similar result predicted.

Why does this matter, why write about it here?  Because the middle east is the center of end time prophesy.  The time of Jacob's trouble is centered around Jacob, which means Israel, which means the middle east.  The interesting thing about the end time transformation we are witnessing is the transformation of Europe into a part of the middle east.  Why is that significant?  Because there is an end time killing field being setup according to the Word of the Lord here:

Rev 6:7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Notice what it does not say, it does not say a fourth part of mankind.  It says a fourth part of the earth so this is a geographical framework.  It is some 25% area of the earth that will be given over to Death and Hell.  We know Israel is the center of it and it expands out to encompass 25% of the earth.  Here is where we are forced to look beyond the middle east as a killing field.  How much land mass does the Middle east make up?  6.2%.  That means we need another 18-19% of the earth's land mass to make up the difference.  Hello Europe, are you listening?  Europe only makes up 6.8% which means Asia has to get a piece of the action as well. 

Europe is in the process of being marked for destruction.  The Euro is in a multi-year decline, European culture is being eradicated in deference to Islamic people and culture, European banks are on the brink of collapse (Deutsche Bank comes to mind).  In short, Europe is in serious trouble and todays election in France might have iced the cake.  Europe sealed its own fate the moment it decided to kick Christianity out.  How ironic that Christianity was too much of a burden but they are willing to embrace militant Islam with open arms.

What about those who are in Christ that live in Europe?  The Lord knows how to take care of His own.  His servants in Europe need to be listening to His voice.

The train of prophesy is moving forward at breakneck speed.  I wondered what the Lord would do in Europe, now we know.  Instead of a delay or reversal of the destruction of Europe it has now been greenlighted, full speed ahead. 

grace and peace


Thursday, May 04, 2017

Every Day The World Gets A Little Worse But....

At first glance one might think the wicked are winning this battle of good against evil.  Unfortunately for the wicked, they do not win this fight:

Ps 2:1Why do the nations ragea
and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
3“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
7I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9You shall breakb them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

All the plotting, all the scheming, all the secret societies, the winks, the nods at evil, they are all destined to be broken with a rod of iron.  Does it sound like the Lord is troubled at this plotting of the wicked, these temporary victories?  Doesn't sound like it to me:

4He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.

He (our God=The Almighty) is laughing at them

So what?  So it seems like this world gets a little more wicked each day.  Each day there is a new headline of Islam making inroads in the west, of Christianity being sidelined, of people giving up and giving in to the wicked around us.  It is important for those of us who are in Christ to remember the end from the beginning.  We win this war.  We will stand in victory with our feet on our enemy's neck:

Rev 3:9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 

Ps 23: 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Heb 10:11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool

Ps 37:34 Hope in the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.

Our day is coming, we just have to wait for it.  This is why we were told to be patient and endure, we win this war.

grace and peace

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Make America Great Again? Not Going To Happen

The so called prophets who said the Lord told them Donald Trump was sent to restore America to her former glory have once again been proven false.

America's former glory had a foundation in Christ.  The people were in right standing with the Creator, and the Creator blessed America and her people.  Contrast that with today.  Contrast that with the video you see above.  Not only are many Americans turning their back on the Almighty, they are at the same time turning to false gods. 

This ^^ my friends, does not have a happy ending.  These people ^^ have an appetite for destruction and their hunger will be filled.  This ^^ is why this world has an appointment with war, famine, death and terror (see Revelation 6).  These people are sealing their own fate.  America has forgotten where its blessing comes from.  It has forgotten who made it great in the past.  This is why history repeats itself, people never learn....

Trump or Hillary, it never really mattered.  The problem always was and is the people, not the politicians.  The people get the politicians they deserve:

Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

If the politicians are crooked, then look no farther than the people of the country they represent. 

Jer 3:11And the Lord said to me, “Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. 12Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say,
“‘Return, faithless Israel,
declares the Lord.
I will not look on you in anger,
for I am merciful,
declares the Lord;
I will not be angry forever.
13Only acknowledge your guilt,
that you rebelled against the Lord your God
and scattered your favors among foreigners under every green tree,
and that you have not obeyed my voice,
declares the Lord.
14Return, O faithless children,
declares the Lord;
for I am your master;
I will take you, one from a city and two from a family,
and I will bring you to Zion.
15“‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Only if the people of America acknowledged their guilt, that they rebelled against the Lord God, only then would we be given shepherds after the Lord's own heart.  As things stand today, that is not going to happen thus we get the egomaniac, liar, thief, murderer politicians instead.

America is in serious trouble (as is the entire world).

What are the few righteous left in the land to do about this?  We can do our job:  be salt, be light.

Matt 5:13You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
14You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

As long as a few righteous remain in the land, the Lord will not completely destroy it. 

Gen 18:25 Far be it from you to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"

It is just as it was in the days of Noah and Lot.  We should expect the Son of Man to arrive in days such as this:

Luke 17:26Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— 30so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Be salt and light.  Be watching and ready for the Son of Man to arrive unexpected just as He said He would.

grace and peace

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time Is On Our Side

Although time is short (the Lord could come back for His Church at any moment), time is on our side.  How so?  Every moment that slips by into the history books while we are in Christ, puts us one moment closer to our Fathers Kingdom and paradise.  For those who are not in Christ, every moment that slips by is one less moment for them to take whatever it is they think they can find from this earth.  For them its a race against time, for us its casual stroll with time.

For this reason, we are told over and over again to be patient, to stand, to wait.

Luke 21:19In your patience possess ye your souls.

Rev 3:10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 

Why write this?  1.  The Lord God has impressed this idea on this writers heart multiple times over recent days and 2.  Maybe the Lord impressed it because this writer (with some alarm) has noticed how fast time is flying by.  It was just new year 2017 and it will be May 2017 one week from this posting.  I am getting older, my kids are getting older, time is flying by.  Instead of being alarmed the Lord says to rest and be at peace.  For us who believe time is our friend.  For those who do not believe it is their mortal enemy.

Heb 4:3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'" And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.

Isa 30:15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.

Every moment that goes by is one moment closer to us being face to face with the Almighty.  One way or another we will all stand face to face with Him, bend our knees and confess that He is Lord to the glory of God our Father.  For this reason we must always be watching and ready.  He told us He will come back unexpectedly but we could also not be alive tomorrow-nobody guaranteed us we will see tomorrow.

This post is written as an encouragement to you as it encouraged me.  The things of this world are quickly slipping away.  For those of us who are straining toward eternal life that is good news.  The rapid passing of time brings us closer to our Father's kingdom on earth just as it is in heaven.  It signals a rapidly approaching end to the corruption, and fraud, and greed and lies-all the wickedness done under the sun today that turns some of our stomachs. 

When we begin to see things the way our Lord sees things we will be encouraged.  He laughs at the wicked as He knows their day is coming.

Psalm 2:1Why do the nations conspirea
and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
3“Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles.”
4The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.
5He rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6“I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.”

This ^^ is what the Almighty has to say about the wicked we see all around us.  He has something altogether different to say about us:

Psalm 16:You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

This ^^ is what we have to look forward to.  Every single tick of the clock brings us closer to it.  Glory to God.

All glory and honor and power, all the wealth and splendor and worship and praise be unto the Lord our God who loves us and has saved us from the wrath to come.

grace and peace

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Babylon Is Doomed

It is obvious that the west created ISIS and has been supporting it non-stop through this present day.  The evidence for this is overwhelming.  Some damning pieces of evidence are:

1.  Israel's intimate knowledge of everything going on in the middle east at every moment, and yet they allowed this terror organization to grow and thrive unfettered for years.  ISIS does not attack Israel and Israel does not attack ISIS, convenient yes?

2.  ISIS as well as every other terrorist organization has to be funded somehow.  Now that all the worlds finances are electronic it is exceedingly easy to 1. track and 2. cut off the funding flow to ISIS.  Has America or any other western nation attempted to shut this down?  Nope.

3.  Western nations were supposedly bombing ISIS for years, yet they continued to spread like wildfire throughout the middle east.  It wasn't until Russia showed up and really bombed ISIS (instead of dropping bombs on empty pieces of desert...) that ISIS had any setbacks.

4.  Qui Bono, who benefits?  ISIS is a sunni muslim organization.  The gulf monarchies who work hand in hand with Israel and the west in general have an interest in pushing back Shiites in the region (Syria, Hezbollah, and Iran).  Who benefits from ISIS terrorizing the middle east?  Read the list of participants in sentence 3 above once again..

So what?

In case its not obvious, the middle east and Europe are transforming.  Europe is doomed.  If they thought the refugee numbers were bad last year, just wait until this year.  What is even more interesting is Europe's appetite for its own destruction.  Most Europeans have rejected Christianity, they wanted a secular state with no Christian values 'imposed' on them, yet they are perfectly fine with having militant Islam violently rammed down their throat.  So, they are getting what they asked for-no Christianity and more Islam. The protestors and 'activists' who can't seem to get enough Muslim military age male refugees should go to their local tailor to fit out for their burkas, hijabs and kufis now to save themselves the trouble later.

What we are watching the is formation of Babylon.  But didn't you say America is Babylon brother D?  At the time, that shoe fit best on America.  Nobody (except the Lord) saw the radical transformation that is happening in Europe and the middle east coming even as recently as 2 years ago.  Also remember that America is the primary driver for the creation of Babylon, we are attached at the hip with it, indistinguishable from it.  Without American actions in the middle east, Babylon that is forming today would never be.  One proof for this statement is Iraq, which was ancient Babylon, was turned on its head by whom?  America, and Libya followed suit with our attention now on Syria.

Unfortunately for Babylon and the west, their friends in ISIS are murdering Christians and other innocents across the middle east.  They are anti-Christ to the core.  Does the Lord have anything to say to ISIS and the west who birthed and supports them?  You bet:

  Jer 50:23“How the hammer of the whole earth
            Has been cut off and broken!
            How Babylon has become
            An object of horror among the nations!
      24“I set a snare for you and you were also caught, O Babylon,
            While you yourself were not aware;
            You have been found and also seized
            Because you have engaged in conflict with the L

What is going on in the middle east right now?  Those participants in the west who created and support ISIS are being lured into a giant trap.  Why?

Because you have engaged in conflict with the LORD

See Jer 50:24 again ^^.

So to recap what is going on here, Israel and the west have sided with Babylon (actually are in the process of creating it) and Iran/Persia/The Medes (Iran) are allied with Russia (and China although they have kept their voices to a whisper on this subject so far).  What does the Lord tell us about this arrangement?

    Jer 50:41“Behold, a people is coming from the north,
            And a great nation and many kings
            Will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.
      42“They seize their bow and javelin;
            They are cruel and have no mercy.
            Their voice roars like the sea;
            And they ride on horses,
            Marshalled like a man for the battle
            Against you, O daughter of Babylon.


Isa 13:17Behold, I am going to stir up the Medes against them,
            Who will not value silver or take pleasure in gold.
      18And their bows will mow down the young men,
            They will not even have compassion on the fruit of the womb,
            Nor will their eye pity children.
      19And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans’ pride,
            Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

This is just one of many reasons we know we serve and all mighty and all knowing God.  All of this terror going on in the middle east, stirred up by the west (in cooperation with Israel) has what as an end game?  Iran, The Medes, The Persian.  That's what this is all about and it just so happens the Lord told us thousands of years ago "I am going to stir up the Medes against them."

So, the Medes (Iran) has been stirred up against Babylon.  Where does that lead?  To this:

    Luke 21:20But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. 21“Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city; 22because these are days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled. 23“Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people; 24and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

As a final proof here, read carefully what the Lord says about Babylon here:

     Jer 50:29“Summon many against Babylon,
            All those who bend the bow:
            Encamp against her on every side,
            Let there be no escape.
            Repay her according to her work;
            According to all that she has done, so do to her;
            For she has become arrogant against the LORD,
            Against the Holy One of Israel.
      30“Therefore her young men will fall in her streets,
            And all her men of war will be silenced in that day,” declares the LORD.
      31“Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one,”
            Declares the Lord GOD of hosts,
            “For your day has come,
            The time when I will punish you.

One of the key characteristics of this Babylon is arrogance.  Look around the world today at all the nations of the earth and you tell me, which nation is most full of arrogance, running around doing whatever it wants to whomever it wants in violation of international laws, holding other nations to double standards, etc.  Who is the number 1, prize winner for arrogance in the world right now among the nations? 

Was it wrong to say America is Babylon?  No and yes.  No because it is the mother of Babylon, they are one blood, one flesh.  Yes it was wrong because it was too limiting.  The transformation taking place around the world right now needs to be integrated into our consideration of what and who Babylon is.

The good news is, Babylon is DOOMED.  The trouble Babylon is causing will be repaid to her in full:

 29“Summon many against Babylon,
            All those who bend the bow:
            Encamp against her on every side,
            Let there be no escape.
            Repay her according to her work;            According to all that she has done, so
do to her;            For she has become arrogant against the LORD,
            Against the Holy One of Israel.

grace and peace

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Secret Coming of The Son of Man

There is a large group of people out there who like to preach "there is no secret rapture."  Maybe they are right maybe they are wrong but what we can say as a matter of absolute fact is there is a secret coming of the Son of Man.  If that secret coming is not the rapture then like the problems they have with Luke 21:36 they have to explain what this other coming of the Lord is.

One of the greatest, most top secret, secrets of heaven is this secret coming of the Lord.  What does our Lord say about it?

Matt 24:36But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,f but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

When a secret is so great that not even the Son of God knows it, its a quite a secret.  What is this great secret?  The secret coming of our Lord back for those who belong to Him:

That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

I've heard them try to explain their non-sense and it remains just that: non-sense.  The Spirit of the Lord within this writer has been insisting vehemently for years that we take His Word deadly serious exactly, precisely as it is written.  How many times does He tell us to watch and be ready for His secret return?  He tells us over:

Matt 24:42“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

and over:

Matt 25:10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

and over again:

Mark 13:32“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard! Be alerte ! You do not know when that time will come. 34It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ”

Watch for what?  For His unexpected coming.  Every single one of the preachers and teachers who have told us we can know the time of our Lord's coming have been proven wrong.  If the Son of God does not know, you don't know-period.

Matt 24:36But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,f but only the Father.

What we do know is He told us to watch, over and over and over again.  Almost as if He is trying to get our attention on this point (Gee, ya think?).

Be watching and be ready, Be watching and be ready, Be watching and be ready-for what?  His secret, unannounced return.  What is the Spirit of the Lord saying to us today?  Be watching and ready for the secret return of the Lord Jesus Christ.  That is not the opinion of man, it is the Word of God repeated to man over and over and over again so we have zero excuse if we disregard it.  Some things in the Bible you can read over and not catch it the first time, this is altogether different.  You cannot read the gospels without getting slapped in the face with this command over and over again.  Watch and be ready for His return!

Yes, it will be a secret.  Yes, many if not most will be caught entirely unprepared for it.  The Lord's unprepared virgin number is 50%, that's a lot of people who will be told:

Matt 25:11“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

Most people have to be wrong.  Over and over again we see it in Biblical history.  Did most people escape the flood in Noah's day?  No most people died in it.  Did most people escape Sodom when the Lord rained fire on it?  No most died there.  Did most Israelites enter the promised land after Israel left Egypt?  No, most died in the desert and few went in.  The theme repeats over and over again which explains why the Lord told us this:

Matt 7:13“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Contrary to popular belief today, most people do not make it into heaven-few do

14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

This writer would not keep most people out of heaven, but this writer did not write the Bible.  God is God because He alone is all powerful and all knowing and the one who is all powerful and all knowing gets to set the rules.  What we need is the truth, unvarnished, unaltered, undiluted.  It is the truth that sets mankind free, not lies that tickle his ears. 

The Lord is going to do precisely what He told us He was going to do-He will arrive in secret and it will shock and dismay the world.  Watch for His secret return.  Be ready for His secret return.  Those who mock the secret return of the Lord only mock themselves.  There will be precious little mocking done by these people after the Lord executes His promise exactly as it is written and the unfaithful are left to deal with the aftermath.

We were told to watch and be ready for a return of the Lord that even our Lord Jesus Christ does not know the timing of.  We would be wise to take His command on this seriously.

grace and peace