Sunday, November 25, 2018


The confirmations continue to stack up.  Here is another video with a solar physicist whose model shows possible food shortages 2028-2032.

You can see the slide at the 44:00 mark.  As Dr. Zharkova says in the video, the idea of man made global warming has become more of a religion than a science.  What she presents here is repeatable scientific calculations derived only from the sun (so terrestrial CO2 regardless of the source is irrelevant to the solar based forecast.)

What is more important is that governments should be storing food, starting now for this certainty of a solar minimum both for the population but also for animals.  That is not happening, instead a fraud is perpetuated on all of us with predictable results when 2028-2032 arrives.

Trump is a global warming sceptic but are any efforts being made (like Joseph in Egypt during the 7 years of plenty)?  No.  Even if he wanted to, now that the Democrats have the house no budget could be approved that included preparation for global cooling as they all believe the religion of global warming.

That leaves us, are there things we can do to prepare?  Yes.  We know that the Lord could come back for us at any moment and we should be prepared for that.  We also know the Lord can delay as long as He wants, we must prepare for that as well.

This writer has asked the Lord a number of times "should we stock up on food etc."  It was not until this post was being written that the Spirit of the Lord nudged this writer with the impression=that question has now been answered.

grace and peace

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving may be this writer's favorite holiday.  Today, let us remember the loving kindness and tender mercies of the Lord our God.  Remember in love all that He has done for us over the years.

Thank you Lord Jesus for the blood you shed on the cross for us.  Thank you Father for sending (in love) your only begotten Son to die for us.  We glorify your Name today and thank you with all our hearts, minds and spirits.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Something Encouraging From the Lord

This writer was driving home tonight when the Lord provided something very encouraging for all of us.  The gist of it is more or less this:

It is no secret that this world is coming apart at the seams.  People are at each others throats, including Christians.  Some Christians are absolutely consumed with politics to the point where they would literally be blindsided should the Lord show up anytime soon.

So what?  So we need to tune it all out.  Yep, turn off the news.  Turn off what the democrats are trying to do to Trump and what Trump is trying to do to the democrats.  The politics, the social, economic problems are all more or less irrelevant.  Here is an example.  Trump is a type of Cyrus and Cyrus was used to set Israel free from Babylon and rebuild the temple.  Following so far?  Here is the million dollar question:  How many Jews voted for Cyrus in order for all that to happen?  The grand total?  ZERO.  Right, first of all Jews couldn't vote for Cyrus, he was from Persia.  And, the Jews had no earthly idea what was going to happen when Cyrus first set out for Babylon-they didn't even know he was coming!  Same thing today.

The Lord told this writer not to vote for Trump or anyone else, stay away from this worlds politics.  That's what He instructed in 2016 and that's what He instructed in 2018.  And guess what?  Just like the Jews had nothing to do with their deliverance from Babylon or the temple being rebuilt (the Lord did it all!), so too Trump was elected president without this Christian's vote.  Well how would Trump get elected then?  Umm, the Lord is creative

Luke 19:39And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. 40And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

He wasn't kidding ^^ here.  Trump would have been elected one way or another, use your imagination for all the ways an all powerful all knowing God could make that happen.

Back on track now, we need to begin to wean ourselves from the toxic poison that is most of today's "news" and commentary.  Ok, why?  Here is the encouraging part:

Phil 2:14Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Obvious right?  Please think deeper about what the Lord is saying.  This world is rotten, got it.  With Trump the divider in chief and wrecking ball on the scene people (unfortunately including many Christians) dove into the deep end of the worldly cesspool along with this world.  Wrong answer.

The Lord is calling us to rid ourselves of the worldly toxicity (99% of the media) that has people the world over filled with so much contempt and hatred that they can no longer see clearly.  Here is where it gets even better.  By ridding ourselves of the worldly info poison and concentrating on things like this:

Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Here is the net effect of this ^^:  While people are disowning their friends and family due to who or what they voted for, or shouting each other down with veins popping out of their necks with beet red faces, they are going to look at us full of peace, joy and love and wonder to themselves "whoa how did that happen?"  This is a dark world, if we do what the Lord tells us to do and fill ourselves up with His Word, His Spirit, pure, lovely, virtuous, praiseworthy things and things of good report we will shine like stars.  

Not only is this going to make things better for us, but some of these people, likely few but chosen people will be led by the Holy Spirit across our paths and ask "how can you live above the social, cultural, political cesspool everyone else is living in?"  "Where does your joy come from?"  Etc.  Its a win/win and the best news of all is the Lord never asked us to fix the political system in the United States or anywhere else.  Leave that work to Him.


Its time to do a news fast and detox.  That doesn't mean stick your head in a hole but we need to refocus on the end game now.  This world is going to continue to get worse.  Count on it:

2 Timothy 3:13 13while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Meanwhile we are to become radiant like stars in this present darkness.  We must burn Phil 4:8 into our minds and continue to focus on it day and night.

This brother was very encouraged to hear this repackaged "new, old news" in a way that hit home and encouraged.

Psalm 34:5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

Glory to God.

grace and peace

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Trump, The Great Divider

We have covered some of the jobs the Almighty has given Trump:

1.  Act as an illumination flare to clearly display who the actors are in this end time battle and which side they fall on.
2.  Act as a wrecking ball to retard the progress of the global communist/Satanist/globalist plan to bring in the NWO.

Today we will add #3 which is closely related to #2 above:

3.  Act as a great divider.  This globalist Babylonian world has been working overtime to create their "one world order" under the anti-Christ.  There is nothing new under the sun (Ecc 1:9).  This is what they tried to do:

Gen 11:6And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

And this ^^ is what they are trying to do again.

What did the Lord do to Nimrod and Babel?  He introduced division to confound their plans.  This brings us to the present day.  At the time Barack Hussein's presidency was over, end time Babylon was headed toward completion.  What did the Lord do?  He introduced a great divider, Trump- to confound their plans.

What the Lord has done and is doing gives us some insight into what the Lord's plans and timeline is for this earth.  Consider that if the globalists were given a little more time in their former trajectory, Babylon would have become a reality in short order.  That didn't happen.

The other scenario has Trump and his ability to make deals.  Without opposition he could bring the world into a form of unity (look what he did with North Korea, and his willingness to even engage Iran in negotiations.)  Trump wanted to have closer relations with Russia but the Democrats with their investigations and opposition have prevented that (again, divinely introduced division preventing world unity).  Now the Democrats won back the house.  What does that accomplish?  More division.  To what end?  Prevent unity.  Is this bad?  By no means.  This division creates an extension of the timeline so only when the Lord determines to greenlight Babylon does it move forward.

As things stand we see the United States at odds with just about every other country in the world but most importantly Russia and China.  The great world powers are divided which means no new world order (at least not yet).  There are a number of different scenarios that can change this dynamic.  One is global war where America is taken out of the way.  That would pave the way for global cooperation and the NWO.  Another scenario is Trump is taken out of the picture (one way or another), paving the way for both the corrupt republican and democrat globalists to restart their creation of end time Babylon.  There are other scenarios but those are the two most obvious.

The Lord has been giving us some clues via His faithful witnesses, the sun, moon and stars

Ps 89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

Trump was sworn in on 1/20/2017.  If Trump is re-elected the end of his presidency will take place in 2024.

The bottom line?  The Lord has created the division we see in the world with a purpose in mind.  The more divided the world is, the harder it is for the globalists to build end time Babylon.  End time Babylon is coming, but it is coming on the Lord's timeline, not man's.

This post is being written to encourage you today that the chaos and division we see is not necessarily a bad thing (short of war that is).  The division gives us time to win souls and continually perfect our walk with the Lord as we await His unexpected return.  We don't have to predict the future when the Lord has already told us what is going to happen.  What we can do is reflect on what the Lord has done and is doing to understand His thinking on world events, and we react accordingly.

We serve a very great God who is all knowing, all powerful and has a perfect plan to work out His will on this earth.  Trump and the great divide in the world are perfect examples of this.  His will be done!  Glory to God.

grace and peace

Friday, November 16, 2018

Another Story of the Lord At Work in the California Fires

In the midst of the judgement falling on California, here is a story of protection and preservation of those who belong to the Lord.  Video here.

Lets remember our brothers and sisters everywhere (but especially in California) that we will all be protected and provided for in this dark world.  Let us also pray that through everything that is happening the Lord and His Word will be glorified that everyone/all mankind (especially those who stand against us) will find repentance and rest in the Lord our God.

grace and peace

Thursday, November 15, 2018

California Burns While They Simultaneously Try to Ban The Bible

Is it a coincidence that hell on earth has visited California at the exact same time they are trying to ban the Bible (and by extension our God) from their state?

God is not mocked.

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters are two of the most corrupt, rotten politicians to ever walk the face of this earth and that's saying a lot.  They are both from California, the state that's burning and being shot up by mass murderers.  Again, I'm sure its all just coincidence.....

While I pray for the brothers and sisters trapped in California, the wickedness and perversion coming out of that state has to stop and will be stopped one way or another (read the book of Revelation for the details).

grace and peace


Could 2024-2032 be the rough outline of the tribulation period?  If you give or take 6 months from the ends of those dates you get the 7 years but the exact time is not the point of this post, its a rough outline.

I have seen the date 2032 come up multiple times now from various sources.  Also, 2024 and 2028 continue to pop up.  Check out this video about the grand solar minimum we are entering and the effect it is already having, and will have on the world.  Also note some of the dates given for these impacts.

Then consider the great American eclipse phases.  Phase one we already saw in August 2017, but the second phase that completes a great "X" over America takes place in 2024.

Then consider, if Trump wins a second presidential election, when does he leave office?  2024.

Mr. Armstrong over at Armstrong economics is one of, if not the best financial forecasters in the world.  He has a model called the economic confidence model that ends guess when?  2032.

No, we do not know the day or hour the Lord is going to come back but we would have to be willingly blind not to see the signs and signals the Lord is stacking up all around us to get our attention.

grace and peace

Monday, November 12, 2018

Another Cyrus/Trump/Babylon Connection

We have been looking at the Cyrus/Trump/Babylon connection, here is another one.

Cyrus, defeated Babylon but he did not destroy it.  What is the significance of this?  Look at the history of ancient Babylon.  What did Cyrus conquering Babylon signify?  It was the beginning of the end of that kingdom.  Look at the timeline, in 539 BCE Cyrus conquered Babylon but did not destroy it.  Then look again at the timeline, how much time did Babylon have left after Cyrus conquered it?  Its days were numbered.

This brings us to today.  Trump is the Lord's modern day Cyrus.  Cyrus did two things of note from a prophetic perspective:  1.  Conquered Babylon, and 2.  ended the 70 year captivity of the Jews sending them back to Israel to rebuild their temple.  Is Trump at war with modern day Babylon?  Only a blind man could not see it.  Has he conquered it?  Not at present, however....what Trump has set in motion will result, in Babylon being destroyed.  Look at the timeline, the arrival of Cyrus (Trump) signals that Babylon's days are numbered.

The fact that the countdown to Babylon's demise has started explains the demonic, foaming at the mouth hatred we see in people all around us.  We now understand why those who we considered every day people who we might disagree with have transformed before our eyes into the children of CainTheir father is not happy.  The humans probably don't understand the significance of what is taking place but you can be sure our spiritual enemies understand it perfectly, thus the explosion of hatred and anger that is otherwise inexplicable.

Trump has another job to do and it does not require the support of the house of representatives or the senate.  That job is to support Israel as he has already done with the move of the embassy to Jerusalem.  Trump has another job to do directly relating to the third temple if he is the Lord's modern day Cyrus.  This much we know for sure, what the Lord has planned to do, will be done.

Is 46:10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'

So the political conspiracies, the vote theft, fraud and scheming we see taking place out in the open for all to see doesn't matter.  Its a hard pill to swallow when we see the open display of wicked corruption and the wicked seemingly get away with all of it.  That is, until you understand that the Lord works out all things for His own purposes.

Prov 24:19Do not fret because of evildoers
or be envious of the wicked,

20for the evildoer has no future hope,
and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

And speaking of the Lord working out His purposes let us conclude with this:

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.

In all things.....God works for the good of those who love Him.  That includes the wicked digging a pit for us to fall into.  What happens with the wicked and those pits?

Prov 26:26Their malice may be concealed by deception,
but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

27Whoever digs a pit will fall into it;
if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.

Be encouraged.  The Lord God who sees all things, who considers all things, who knows every hidden plan formed against us has a plan of His own and it will not end well for the wicked.

Isaiah 54:17 no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD.

grace and peace

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Why The Midterms Dont Matter

So, the Democrats won the house of representatives, now what?  There is a very important piece of information we all need to acknowledge to understand everything else that's going on.

1.  The Lord God put Trump in office-against all odds, against fraud, ballot stuffing, election machine hacking and the standard theft machinery the establishment uses to ensure their candidate gets in every time-in spite of it all, Trump won.  We know he won because the Lord God decided he should win.  That brings us to #2

2.  Everything the Lord God put Trump in office to do, will be done-The Lord put Trump in office for a reason.  The Lord has a purpose and a plan for everything He does.  So too, with Trump there is a purpose and a plan that will not be stopped or thwarted by  any of the lawless, fraudulent, thieving acts of the democrat party (and the general establishment that includes the republicans).

With #2 in mind we can safely say that any gains the democrats made in the 2018 election were pyrrhic victories.  What they don't understand is they are not warring against a man (Trump).  They are at war with GOD ALMIGHTY.  They still don't get it.  They cant understand why they have unleashed every weapon of their warfare that worked so well against everyone who came before Trump, but now all those weapons have turned into wet noodles.  They are completely ineffective and many times work against them instead of Trump.  Why?  That's what happens when you play adversarial chess with an all knowing all powerful God, you lose every time.

Trump was given a Divine mandate in 2016 and until that mandate has been completely fulfilled, those who war against him will continue to get plastered (even when they think they are 'winning.')

3.  The entire world is against Trump.  They were all watching with eager expectation to see Trump get egg on the face, it didn't happen.  It is quite curious that the entire world hates Trump, did you ever stop to wonder why?  It is the divine mandate, they can all feel it, they can all sense it, and they all hate it.  It is the hand of God at work in a God hating world which has predictable results.  We see the same thing here:

Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen

The entire earth will mourn the coming of the Lord ^^, why is that?  They aren't happy to see Him, why is that?  Because they opposed Him and plotted against Him every moment of every day and they lost....

We live in an anti-Christ world, that is becoming more obvious by the day.  But, be encouraged because our Lord is hard at work in this world (as the ascent of Trump has proven) and the forces of anti-Christ are going to get thrashed.  Consider the fact that at the highest high of anti-Christ's power in the tribulation this earth and its people are going to be getting hammered by the seals, trumpets and vial judgements.  There will be no party for those who oppose the Creator.  The best they can possibly hope for is to get everything they asked for (an anti-Christ world) while at the same time being devoured by that same world.

Ps 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

Here ^^ in Psalm 34 we see in one sentence what it has taken this nobody a couple pages to explain.  Their own evil will be their undoing.  All those who hate us because we belong to the Almighty will inherit desolation.  That's not my judgement, its His judgement.


This post was written to encourage you.  Do not fear the evil plotting and planning of the enemy against us.  Babylon is going down, this is just the start of it.

Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

The same God who has watched over you and provided for you up through this very day will continue to do so while at the same time He savages the enemy.

Ps 118:15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The LORD's right hand has done mighty things!

Trump was called forth as today's Cyrus.  Trump was called forth because he is never stronger than when he is being attacked.  He is a born fighter, chosen by the Almighty for this very day and hour.  Much like Samson, Trump will remain untouchable until the Lord's purposes for him are brought to fruition.

Rest in the Lord and do not fear what the enemy has planned for this world.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Glory to God!

grace and peace

Friday, November 09, 2018


Today is 11/9, two days until 11/11.  We need to be watching for the Lord's arrival on or around this day.  Why?  We were told to always be watching for the unexpected return of the Lord.  That statement and or command in the Word covers every day.  Why 11/11?  I have been seeing 11:11 over and over and over again to the point where it is so blatant I now point at the clock and say "yes, I see it Lord but what does it mean?"

Lets see what happens on 11/11.  If the Lord comes back for us, glory to God.  If He waits, we continue to do what we have been doing.  We can do this drill as many times as we have to.  The key is patient endurance...

Heb 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

This world is coming unhinged.  We can see the visceral hatred the world has toward our Lord through its hatred of Trump.  Its not so much Trump the person they hate (they used to love him) but now that Trump is being used as an instrument of the Lord's will, now they hate him.  The governments of the world hate him, the media hates him, 90%+ of large corporations hate him, more than half of the population hates him.  Its not dislike, its hatred.  This demonstrates to us what we are seeing in the world, its good versus evil.  The darkness hates the light.  Evil hates what is good.

Only the Lord's rod of iron is going to straighten out this world.

Rev 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Rev 12:5 And 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.

Be ready to meet the Lord.  We have no idea when He will arrive so we must be ready in season and out of season.  If we even see a hint of a reason to increase our readiness to meet the Lord, we need to take that opportunity to be prepared to leave.  11/11 appears to be one such day, lets be ready to get out of here!

grace and peace

Thursday, November 08, 2018


Cyrus conquered Babylon at the exact time the Jews had completed 70 years of captivity.  One of the first thing Cyrus did was sent the Jews back to Jerusalem to rebuild their temple.

The Trump/Cyrus connection:

It just so happens that this year, 2018 is exactly 70 years since Israel was reformed as a nation.  We have Trump moving the US embassy back to Jerusalem and all of this is right on time.  The Lord is a God of perfect timing.  So far, everything that is happening in our day is an exact mirror of what happened in Cyrus' days.  If the pattern were to continue to play out exactly to pattern, what is the next event?  Rebuilding the temple.

Time is indeed short.  We have no idea when exactly the Lord Jesus is coming back for us.  He was very clear that it would be an unknown day and hour, that it would be like the days of Noah and Lot.  Everything will be business as usual then in the blink of an eye, this world will be turned upside down.  We were told to prepare to meet our Lord.  We were told to be watching, waiting and praying for His arrival.  This world will mourn when they see Him.  We will rejoice when we see Him.  Two different groups of people with two different destinies.

Be watching and ready for the unexpected arrival of our Master.  He is coming, and when He shows up most will be unprepared.  Let us be those wise virgins who are watching, prepared and ready so we can tell the Lord "we've been expecting you" when He makes His appearance.

grace and peace

Monday, November 05, 2018

Another Interesting Trump/Cyrus Connection

President Trump has been compared to Cyrus many times.  Here is one of the most obvious examples:

How else is President Trump linked to Cyrus?  We know that the last kingdom will be revived Babylon (not revived Rome).  How do we know that?  The Bible clearly tells us of the destruction of the last empire here:

Rev 18:1And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

What we have been seeing for years with Bush, Clinton, Obama and all the other world leaders is the rise of this end time empire.  With the rise of Trump, the Lord dealt a serious albeit temporary blow to Babylon.  Here is where it gets interesting.  Guess which world leader defeated ancient Babylon?  It was Cyrus!

In October 539 BCE, the Persian king Cyrus took Babylon, the ancient capital of an empire covering modern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel.

Ecc 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

Glory to God.

grace and peace

Saturday, November 03, 2018

The Lord Did This

The Lord revealed an additional insight into what is happening in this world.  Not so long ago, republicans and democrats, liberals and conservatives, friends, neighbors and even family could talk about world events and just agree to disagree.  My oh my has that changed.  With the election of Trump, a sea change occurred.  What was once civil disagreement has turned into hatred.  Liberals and conservatives have moved from not agreeing, or even disliking each other to hating each other.  What did we see starting in 2016?  Friends divided, neighbors divided, family members that wont even talk to each other.

The conversation and the situation has obviously escalated.  What happened?  If you listen closely to the conversations you will detect a perception change that now centers on good and evil.  To illustrate we'll use liberal vs conservative groups.  The liberal now considers the conservative evil, the conservative now considers the liberal evil.  Its not just right or wrong, agree or disagree its now good vs evil.  What's the big deal?  Good versus evil is spiritual, not just social or political.  The take away from this is now the veil is being lifted and the true nature of the conflict is made manifest.

To take this idea a step further we need to ask how did this happen?  The Lord did this.  Did you ever wonder how this was going to happen:

Rev 6:3When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

What do we see happening today?  This very thing ^^.  Peace is being taken from the earth and now we see how the Lord planned to do it.  Every step this world took away from the Lord, planted a seed of its destruction.  What happens when the God of love, life and peace is pushed out of every corner of society?  They reap hatred, death and war.

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

What we are seeing is a spiritual war, not a political war.  We see the Spirit of light and His children against the spirit of darkness and his children.  This is another function Trump serves as president, he is an illumination flare that lights the battlefield so we can all see clearly how the armies are arrayed against each other.  This also helps us to understand why "facts" don't matter in any conversation people have about politics or social issues etc.  The war is rooted in spiritual reality and only spiritual facts have any bearing on the reality we now face.

John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

This is why no amount of debating with our neighbors over worldly facts changes anyone's mind, its useless.  Use spiritual weapons in a spiritual battle, everything else is useless.  If we want to change this world we need to do the things the Lord told us to do from the beginning.  Pray, fast, love your neighbor in spite of their hatred of everything you believe.  The Lord will do His part when we do our part.  If we do what He told us to do, if we work with Him and for Him (seek first the kingdom of God) then we will see the maximum change that is possible both in ourselves and our environment all in accordance with His will.

The hatred and division we are seeing in the world is a divine wedge that has been driven between members of humanity in direct fulfillment of prophecy.  The stage is being set for all of the seals of Revelation to be opened.  One has to wonder if its this bad and the seals are not even open yet how much worse is it going to get?  Worse than we can imagine.

Daniel 12:1 At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people--everyone whose name is found written in the book--will be delivered.

We cannot end this post without encouragement.

Luke 21:36Watch 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.

That's right, there is an escape from all that is about to happen.  No man promised us escape, the Lord God who cannot lie promised that escape.  What else did the Lord say?

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.

Even now we see this hour of temptation (or trial/tribulation) coming upon the world.  The stage is being set for it and from what we can see from our vantage point its going to be horrific.  But guess what, we are to be kept from it.  Again, man did not write that, the Lord God did.  What else did the Lord say?

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

The Spirit of the Lord told us to comfort each other with these words!  This flies directly in the face of those who tell us prepare to play hide and go seek with the anti-Christ.  Be comforted, be patient.  The Lord cannot lie and He put each of the scriptures listed above in our Bibles to comfort us.

The unexpected, sudden, "secret" return of the Lord will occur on an ordinary day, a day not unlike today.  We were told:

Matt 24:36 But 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.

Guess what?  The Lord knows how to write.  Guess what else?  No human author that has ever lived knows better how to write a sentence that conveys exactly what was intended to convey better than the Creator of mankind.  So when the greatest author in eternity characterizes a time as "eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage" instead of having heads lopped off, fire from the sky, hatred, chaos war, death, famine, plague, pestilence and torment-He knew what He was writing and He put it in there that way for a reason.

To add to this, the Church cannot be found by name anywhere in the Bible past Revelation 3.  Again, did the Great Author make a mistake?  I don't think so.  If He called out the Churches by name in Revelation 2 and 3 He could certainly call them out by name in Revelation 6 and beyond but guess what?  He didn't....and there is a reason for that.

The Church was told to be watching and ready for the unexpected return of the Lord Jesus Christ, not the expected appearance of anti-Christ.  The unexpected return of the Lord is not the expected return of the Lord.  Two entirely different events that too many conflate to their own detriment.  We have hope and our hope is in the promises of the Lord God made to us His children.  We are in the world but not of this world which is why those of this world grow more hostile toward us every day.  Our enemies know the promises just as well as we do and they hate us for those promises.

A Christ rejecting world will enter the time of testing/tribulation.  Not one single Christian who ever lived before us was required to enter the tribulation, think long and hard about that fact.  Not one single Christian!  So when the nay-sayers tell us we have to go through the tribulation for this reason or that, ask them why not a single Christian that has died in the Lord up through this very day entered it?

We were given very great and precious promises that we are to stand on like a rock.  Let the Spirit of the Lord confirm His Word to you.  Those who swear up and down that they are going into the tribulation may be destined for that very thing!

Matt 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

What we believe matters....
It would be easy to look around at how bad things are getting in this world and get discouraged.  Don't let that happen to you.  Get in your Bibles, get down on your knees and pray.  Let the Spirit of the Lord comfort and encourage you.  If it was not obvious already, this world and the people of this world do not have the same destiny as the children of the Almighty.  We have promises that they do not have.  We also have a source of comfort and hope they do not have.  They should look at us and marvel at where our peace and joy comes from it a world this torn and divided.  Perhaps that very peace and joy some see in you will lead them to repentance and faith in the Savior of the World, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Keep the faith.  grace and peace