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Pre-Tribulation Rapture Proof - By Pastor Mike Taylor - https://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2021/12/pre-tribulation-rapture-proof.html
19, “Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20, Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
21, For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” (Isaiah 26:19-21)
“The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.” (Isaiah 57:1)
“And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.” (Luke 17:26-30)
“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:2-3)
There are many who have doubts about the above subject when speaking of the “catching away of the Church” the Body of Christ. Although not a salvation issue, they fail to understand biblical prophecy or refuse to look at it and have the Holy Spirit teach them, by revealing what Paul called a “mystery”. Why did Paul call it a “mystery”?...It was a well known subject about the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ throughout the Old Testament prophets that spoke of the “Day of the Lord” coming in great wrath to deal with a rebellious God rejecting earth and it's nation dwellers, but the lesson that Paul preached was not revealed until Jesus our Lord revealed it to Him in a revelation when Paul was taught personally by Jesus Christ. What are Paul's well known words?
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53, For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54, So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1st Corinthians 15:51-54)
Without knowing Jewish life and customs, one would make the mistake of linking the 7th trumpet blown by the angel in Revelation and think this is the trumpet Paul speaks of. One would fail to realize that Paul is making a reference in several passages to a well known “Feast of Trumpets” where trumpets are blown in succession until a “Last Trumpet” is blown and gives one reason to believe that the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ will be on a future Feast of Trumpets fulfilling that first festival in the autumn, just as the Feasts of the Lord has been fulfilled in the spring, on the very day of their observance.
But you can speak of verses that point to a “catching away” of the body of Christ, and folks will not believe it, and even get angry and belligerent over something that would be glorious for any Bible believing Christian. Why would not everybody embrace a teaching, searching if it be true and be elated and joyful in discovering that it is all over the Bible. I even have members in my own family when given the truth of the Bible will not believe. Why does something so wonderful and mind boggling to the spiritual heart bring such feelings and displays of anger from “rapture deniers”? I would only pray that they would take the evidence presented, lay it beside their bible and do what any good Berean would do and search the scriptures to see if these things be true.
FALSE REASONS TO DISBELIEVE:
#1. The Church never taught such a doctrine
This is their first argument and then point to a Scottish girl's dream/vision, of Margaret McDonald, and taken up by one John Darby into a “new” doctrine referring to the “rapture of the church”. They argue that it is a new doctrine that came into being and taught as truth by a deceived young girl, and a preacher of heresy. But are they right? Was the concept of the “Harpazo” interpreted as the catching away of the Church, a new doctrine, or was it a resurrected doctrine that had it's roots even far back as the 1st Century of the Church? By doing a simple Google search, you can find the writings of early Church Fathers that support a belief, even from the time of St. John the Apostle of the concept of a Pre-Tribulation removal of the church from God's coming wrath upon this earth. I won't go into great detail here, for lack of space and time, but the evidence is free for the seeker of the truth about something our Lord Jesus, Paul the Apostle, John the Beloved taught and passed down to their disciples from the 1st century and even into the 3rd century under increasing Roman persecution and finally Roman Catholicism's attempt to eradicate the belief...you can read their writings online and a brief explanation of their teachings here:
Understand, that their teachings and writings are not to be equal with Divine Truth as the Bible is, but it shows their understanding and discernment of what the Bible taught. It is my firm belief that the doctrine of the Pre-Tribulation rapture was squashed and hidden away for almost 1500 years because of the “Dark Ages” of the Roman Catholic Church and its rule as it interfered with their lust for power upon the earth. So the doctrine was re-introduced by the likes of John Darby and many evangelicals down through the last 200 years speak of a doctrine that has it's roots even in early Christianity and it's Church Fathers, as it is not a new doctrine at all.
#2. The Bible doesn't speak of a rapture event.
Oh, but it does.....just not in a verse that you can point to for definitive proof. No, the Bible has it sprinkled all over the OT and the New Testament and the wise reader of the Bible mines it like gold and silver searching for the truth as precious metals or diamonds. What does the Bible say we must do and what must we discern from it's pages?
“Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Those who are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts,
10, For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little;
11, For with stammering lips and foreign tongue He will speak to this people.” (Isaiah 28:9-11)
All one has to do is take a cup of coffee, sit down in a comfortable chair and read where God has given us the puzzle picture of what His plan is for mankind. I want you to go and read verse after verse of Bible passages that speak of a time when God's people will be removed from this earth...go here:
If I were to quote every scripture that points to a “mystery” that Paul spoke of in his epistles and spread out all over the Bible, I'd be doing part 1-4 on this subject. I've investigated, preached, and believed in everything I have written concerning the “Catching away” of God's Church and have asked God many times to correct me, if I speak anything but the Truth of His Word. I never have wanted to speak falsely about prophecy and have sought the Lord many times for His correction if I be in error. Only thing that has happened down through the years is God has NOT corrected me, He has re-enforced it in my spirit by His Holy Spirit and confirmation in His Holy Word that what I preach, is TRUTH and lines up with God's Word.
#3. The Bible speaks of angels gathering His elect:
Another reason for unbelief of my brethren is a passage found in the Gospel of Mark. It speaks of a time when Jesus said, He will come and send His angels to gather “His elect” from the four winds of the earth. This is at the end of the Tribulation.
“And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.” (Mark 13:27)
But notice that Jesus goes right into an explanation of the Parable of the fig tree...who are the subjects our Lord is speaking to and about in this passage? The answer is Israel. In the Old Testament, God calls the Hebrew nation of Israel His elect, His chosen people. When Jesus came and died on a cross, the beginning of the Church Age began when Jesus sent God's Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost and the Church members were called “saints”. To be born again makes you a child of God and a saint by adoption into His Family. But notice in Revelation that the word “church” is not used, not one time after chapter 6 and never again until chapter 19 when those depicted as being clothed with linen white and clean (a sign of the saints or the Church) come with Jesus riding on white horses. Those who are saved in the Tribulation will be gathered together who have died as martyrs for Christ and they are “the Elect” who the angels gather. Now some take issue that the angels are gathering only the living to bring them all to Zion in Jerusalem. That is probably part of it, but there may not be many Jewish people left, or people at all left, but a remnant to be gathered...what I believe is also gather, as we were gathered and changed into immortal beings at the rapture, these who have died in martyrdom will be changed into immortal beings as we were and this is also part of the end of the 1st resurrection. They have been under the altar of God waiting for their brethren to be slain as they were...they were not given immortal bodies until this resurrection. Folks may not see it that way, and that's OK...because God will gather His elect either living or dead from the 4 winds. They will be in the majority of Jewish birth and an Israelite. There will be Gentiles that will believe based on the 144, 000 Jewish evangelist and their preaching God's Word and many will be saved and they too, will be regarded as the “elect” at the coming of our Lord to set up His Kingdom. Now I can hear those who are scoffers, saying that the “church” is also the “elect”...and that would be true, but there is a distinction between those saved in the Church Age, and those who are saved in the Tribulation.
Those saved in the Age of Grace will be Kings and Priest to God and our Lord Jesus Christ for His 1000 year reign on earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords. Those who are saved in the Tribulation will be servants in the New Temple of God, but not Kings:
“9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language,standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
10 And they cried out in a loud voice “Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,and to the Lamb.”
11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
12 saying “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”
13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”
14 I answered, “Sir, you know.”
And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore,“they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.” (Revelation 7:9-15)
Notice the difference? They are servants of God in His Temple, much like the Levitical priesthood. They have palm fronds in their hands, (I believe a symbol of the nation of Israel) and they came out of the Great Tribulation as martyrs and died for their faith, because they did not accept it by faith not seeing, but accepted when the evidence was plainly in front of their face and seeing it first hand. They do not receive the same rewards as the Church Age saints and it's blessings.
#4. Jesus does not come back till the 7th trumpet of God:
I find this so sad, that a large portion of the denominations in this world, have followed the teachings of the Catholic Church, that there is no removal of the church, and that everyone, saved or unsaved will be subject to the horror of the Tribulation, and it's even more horrific Great Tribulation. As briefly mentioned above, many in modern day Christian churches link what Paul said in 1st Corinthians about the “last trump” and automatically start looking for another “last trump” and logic tells them that the 7th trump that the angel blows to release the bowl judgments is the same trumpet that Paul speaks of.
Notice the difference between the two events. The one Paul speaks of brings incredible and unspeakable joy to those who are looking for the return of their Lord God, Jesus Christ. The 7th trumpet of Revelation brings unspeakable and horrifying death and destruction on all who have denied Jesus Christ and have taken the “mark of the beast”.
I want to draw your attention what Jesus made clear by speaking to the Apostle John in Revelation 3, but many read right over it and don't understand the verse in Greek, the original language of the New Testament and the prevailing language in John's day:
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.
11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. (Revelation 3:10-11)
Many don't understand what Jesus was referring to here. Obviously, if you read the passage, Jesus is telling John about the coming Tribulation. But notice a phrase in verse 10...”Keep thee from”? If you look at the original Greek, the word is “EK”...a short preposition that gives the passages it's meaning...let's looking it up.
According to Strong’s concordance the Greek word ek is a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause); literal or figurative.” It can be translated “from” “out of” or “away from.”
So if you take the Lord God Almighty at His Word, then He is telling John that He will remove those who have kept His Word, away from the coming event...that event is the Tribulation. Where will He remove us from the time and the event? Read the opening verses that started this message.
MORE clues that the Church is not on earth during the Tribulation:::
Notice also, that the “saints” are not mentioned again until chapter 19 of the final book of the Bible.
“6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. (my emphasis)
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” (Revelation 19:6-9)
Notice verse 8 that “fine linen” is a symbol of the saints of God, the Church of the Living God. Thus we are ushered into a time of unspeakable glory and honor because of our faith and trusting in the blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ. But that is not the end of the story...
“11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (Revelation 19:11-14)
We, as His people, His Kings and Priest have been at a “marriage supper of the Lamb” to be joined spiritually with her betrothed, Jesus our King of kings. To be adopted as “children of God”.
“16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Romans 8:16-17)
And one of the most symbolic, but definitive example of the Church being in heaven with our Lord God, is the 24 elders spoken of in Revelation 4.
“4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” (Revelation 4:4)
I've seen some labored reasoning of who these elders are...obviously, they are human, not angelic, as no angel has ever received a crowns of gold and a throne to sit upon. Notice the attributes of these who sit around the throne of God? They are the number 24, a multiplication of the number 12 which is a sign of government. They are representative the saints of God in the Old and the New Testament. They are clothed in white raiment, a sign of righteousness. They are seated, so they are at rest from their labor and are seated upon thrones. They have crowns and have been rewarded for their service to God by our Lord Jesus Christ, at the Bema Judgment seat for this service. It can be no mistake to give these 24 elders the designation of the Church saints who have overcome the world and are seated around God's throne. And from this time, until chapter 19, you will see no mention of saints or church.
Also note that there is an invitation from the Bride and the Bridegroom at the end of this powerful book of prophecy:
“17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17)
Who is the bride and her Bridegroom calling to? I believe they are calling to those who were not ready for the return of Jesus in the Age of Grace. They are calling to all who have not given their heart and life to Jesus. They are both together and giving a call to join them. Obviously, in my mind, there is still time to join them in human time. That would give the belief that the Bride has gone on before those she and her Bridegroom are calling to.
AS WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH
Jesus made a point to compare our time with the days of Noah and of Lot. Jesus said things would be going on as normal, eating, drinking, giving in marriage...you know, living your life without worrying about the judgment of God coming upon you...that is until, as it was in Noah's day and in Lot's time, when Noah was in the ark, and Lot was removed from Sodom, judgment fell that very day. The world was destroyed by water and fire and brimstone fell upon Sodom and Gomorrah. To each that were caught up in this judgment, they had no idea that their destruction was at hand.
In our time, the world continues on like there is nothing to worry about. They're not looking for Jesus to come. They are too busy being what Paul described would be this world that we live in:
“2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (2nd Timothy 3:2-7)
If this warning by Jesus concerning our day would be like the days of Noah and of Lot, would it be a usual day at the end of the Tribulation? Would Jesus coming be as a thief in the night, unaware of the population who wallow in sin and degradation? The coming of Jesus for His Church will be a complete surprise. Nobody but believers will be watching and living for God expectantly of the coming of their Lord Jesus.
“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2, For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3, For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4, But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5, Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” (1Thessalonians 5:1-5)
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so shall those who are in darkness say “peace and safety” and then sudden destruction. Will it be without warning? Yes, without warning. But what of the coming of the Jesus to set up His kingdom..? Will it be a day, just like any other day? Will they be going about their usual daily routine, or will it be death and destruction, signs in the heavens, environmental disasters, and the death of nearly ¾ of all living human beings and other living things? How could it be any happiness in a world like that? The world will just be trying to survive, until Jesus comes and destroys all rebellion on this earth and wipes it clean of it's sin. The explanation of what Jesus said can only be applied to his first coming in total surprise, like a thief who breaks into your house. You weren't expecting him either, until your belongings are missing and your back door caved in.
“9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1st Thessalonians 5:9-11)
“13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” (Titus 2:13-14)
Those who read and digest what I have written here, and read and compare scriptures that I've posted on other websites, if taken prayerfully and asking God for His Holy Spirit to reveal to them the truth, then I believe you will become a Pre-tribulation rapture believer as well. But you must put away your bias and your pre-conceived notions that you were taught even from an early age in your own denomination. But in the end, why does it matter? What it does do for those who are diligently looking for Jesus, is to get their life and actions before God, right in His eyes. They are not speaking “false Christianity” but putting their faith and their very lives into the hands of their Savior, Jesus Christ. Those who are just playing around, thinking they are saved for every reason known to organized religion except in the One and the only One who can save their souls and deliver them from the wrath to come.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosover believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17, God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
Reader, don't put it off another day. Jesus Christ return for His church is imminent...meaning at any given moment without warning. If you don't believe in your heart the above verse found in John and repent of your sins, and follow Jesus Christ as Lord of your life, then you will experience the fear that will grip you, when you realize what I've written is true....if you scoff, and don't believe, can you take that chance? Believe on Jesus today.
“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2nd Corinthians 6:2)
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying for your salvation before the wrath of God falls upon this earth. If you need counseling, prayer, or just a listening ear, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit me online at www.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com , God bless you all. TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET
3 Reasons We’re Not Already in The Tribulation – Bill Perkins – www.compass.org
There are a lot of false prophets in the world that are trying to tie the Seals unveiled in Revelation 6 to events happening today.
They insist we’re already living in the 7-year Tribulation and the world is experiencing Seal number whatever. That is so NOT true.
If we were in the Tribulation, you would definitely know it! Hey, when 25% of the earth dies in the first two years or so of the Tribulation from something to do with pharmacy/drugs, the whole world will know it.(3)
In the beginning of the Tribulation, food and water will be worth more than money, and temperatures will be as hot as Hades (Rev. 7:16). There will be no doubt that God’s wrath and the Tribulation have begun on this earth.
So let's look at some clear Bible verses regarding the beginning of Tribulation. Here are three reasons you can trust the pre-tribulational/pre-millennial doctrine.
1) The Rapture must happen prior to the Tribulation.
God inspired Paul to write about people wrongly thinking they were in the Tribulation way back in the first century.
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him [The Rapture (1)], that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 2Th. 2:1-2
The first question we need to answer is how long is the “Day of the Lord” and what’s included in it?
There are numerous verses in the Old Testament that refer to the “Day of the Lord” that’s referring to both God’s wrath in the 7-year Tribulation as well as the time of the peaceful world reign of Christ as King. Therefore the “Day of the Lord” is 1007 years in length.(1)
It begins with the 7-year Peace Treaty, includes God’s wrath in the 7-year Tribulation (Ezek. 7:19) and goes through the reign of Jesus as King of the Earth (Is. 65:25).
Paul next explains how people will know if they are in the 7-year Tribulation.
Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [The Day of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy [The Rapture] comes first, … 2Th. 2:3a
Andy Woods explained in mind-blowing detail in a Steeling the Mind Bible Conference presentation why the word “apostasy” is referring to the Rapture of the Church(2).
The Rapture happening first is also confirmed a few verses later when Paul says this about the New World Leader who shows up at the beginning of the 7-year period:
And you know what restrains him [The New World Leader] now, so that in his time he [The New World Leader] will be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He [The Holy Spirit] who now restrains will do so until He [The Holy Spirit] is taken out of the way [at the Rapture]. 2Th. 2:6-7
The Lord’s Holy Spirit, His Restrainer of wholesale evil on the earth, has permanently indwelled Believers since Pentecost in 33 AD. And this restraining spirit must depart before the New World Leader is revealed.
(Of course our prayer is that we don’t live to see the New World Leader’s arrival. Because if we're alive when he shows up, we’ve missed the Restrainer’s world-changing exit!)
2) The New World Leader is Revealed
Following the Rapture in 2Thess. 2:3a…
and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 2Th. 2:3b
So we see AFTER the Rapture, the New World Leader is revealed to the world. You can read about him in Revelation 6.
This guy will eventually change roles from the New World Leader to become the Anti-christ after 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation.(4)
But in the beginning of the 7 years, the New World Leader bursts onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, and brilliantly negotiates a badly needed peace treaty following Russia and Iran’s ill-fated Israel invasion (Ezek. 38/39).
3) The 7-Year Peace Treaty Is Signed
With the world on the brink of a nuclear holocaust, the official beginning of the 7-year Tribulation begins at the moment of the signing of a 7-year peace treaty between Israel and 10 nations from the former Roman Empire.
“And he will make a firm covenant [Treaty] with the many for one week [A week of years—7 years],” Dan. 9:27a
Five of these nations signing the peace treaty will come from the Eastern side of the Roman Empire (Constantinople) and five nations will come from the Western side (Rome), according to the toes in Daniel 2.
Daniel describes the forced merger of European and Middle Eastern nations into a treaty with Israel to be like mixing iron and clay—which of course won’t mix together regardless of how much heat is applied.
“In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay. As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. Dan. 2:41-43
So all this—the Rapture, the arrival of the New World Leader on the scene, the 7-year peace treaty between Israel and 10 nations in Europe and the Middle East—transpires in a matter of weeks.
It kicks off the unimaginable world food and water shortage that is accompanied by horrendous heat. People will quickly begin starving to death by the millions.
God says of those Believers who are saved in the Tribulation (Rev. 7:9-14):
“They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; Rev. 7:16
None of this has happened yet! So when someone tries to tell you we’re already in the Tribulation, or that we will have to endure some or all of God’s wrath, remember what Jesus said to the Herodians--
But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God. Matt. 22:29
A New Bill In Congress Would Establish A Federal Vaccination Database All Across America - by Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/a-new-bill-in-congress-would-establish-a-federal-vaccination-database-all-across-america/
Have you heard of the “Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021” yet? If not, you need to get up to speed right away, because there is a very good chance that it is going to become law. In the House of Representatives, this bill was only debated for 40 minutes, and then it was easily passed. Every Democrat voted in favor of the bill, and they were joined by a staggering 80 Republicans. Now the bill goes to the Senate, and it is expected to have similar support there. I very much encourage you to contact your senators and tell them to vote “no” on this bill, because it is extremely dangerous.
You can find the text of the bill right here. Like many bills that go through Congress, it has been written in a way that makes it very difficult for ordinary Americans to read and understand.
So let’s start with the money allocated by this bill. Near the very bottom, there is a line that allocates a whopping 400 million dollars for this new federal vaccination database…
To carry out this section, there is authorized to be appropriated $400,000,000, to remain available until expended.”.
But to get any of that money, local jurisdictions all over the country are going to have to agree to certain “data standards”.
In other words, information that is collected about vaccinations is going to be standardized all across America.
In addition, local jurisdictions will need to agree to “exchange data, directly or indirectly, with immunization information systems in other jurisdictions”.
So if you move across the country, a local health official would be able to pull up vaccination records from any state that you have ever lived in.
How convenient, eh?
When Congressman Van Drew was asked why he voted against establishing a nationwide vaccination database, this is how he responded…
“This bill is another attempt by House Democrats to extend their government overreach by tracking unvaccinated individuals and recording personal health decisions made by the American people,” said Congressman Van Drew. “There is no reason that $400 million in taxpayer dollars should be used to fund a program that creates a database to store citizens private medical information regarding vaccination status. This majority in Congress is doing everything in their power to seize control of Americans and exert federal control in every aspect of our daily lives.”
If this bill gets passed by the Senate and signed into law by Joe Biden as expected, it is going to take some time before it is fully implemented.
But once it is fully implemented, officials all over the country will be able to determine exactly who has been vaccinated and exactly who has not been vaccinated.
Needless to say, this would make enforcing various vaccine mandates infinitely easier.
Nobody will have to come to your home to ask if you and your family have been vaccinated. They will have everything that they need right on their computers.
There will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.
And you are going to have to be compliant year after year if you want to continue to enjoy the “privileges” that are given to those that are fully up to date with their injections.
For example, right now Americans are considered to be “fully vaccinated” for COVID if they have received two injections, but Dr. Fauci is already telling us that it is just a matter of time before the definition of “fully vaccinated” changes…
Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a CNN interview on Wednesday that it’s only a matter of time before the definition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 changes.
Fauci’s words came in response to a question from CNN host Kate Bolduan who asked, “Is it a matter now of when, not if, the definition of fully vaccinated changes?”
“My own personal opinion, Kate, is what you said is correct. It’s going to be a matter of when, not if,” Fauci answered.
Of course the definition of “fully vaccinated” is not going to stop with a third shot or a fourth shot.
The CEO of Pfizer, Dr. Albert Bourla, recently stated that he believes that we are “going to have an annual revaccination”…
I did make a projection months ago that the most likely scenario, it is that we will need after the third dose annual revaccinations against COVID for multiple reasons because of the immunity that will be waning, because of the virus that I’m sure will be maintained around the world for the years to come and also because of the need of variants that will emerge. I’m more confident right now that this will be the case than I was when I made the projection. I think we are going to have an annual revaccination. I don’t know how we’re going to call it but will be an annual revaccination and that should be able to keep us really safe.
In other words, you are going to have to get injected every single year if you want to keep your “fully vaccinated” status.
In his most recent blog post, Bill Gates said that he believes that the COVID vaccine and the flu vaccine will eventually be combined into a single yearly shot…
In a couple years, my hope is that the only time you will really have to think about the virus is when you get your joint COVID and flu vaccine every fall.
If Democrats are successful in getting the “Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021” pushed through the Senate, health officials will soon have access to the vaccination status of every single American citizen.
So they will know exactly who is complying year after year.
Needless to say, this is the sort of “Big Brother” technology that I have been warning about for many years.
At one time, the privacy of our health records was something that was sacred in this country.
But now all that is being thrown out the window.
They want to be able to punish those that are not complying with their mandates, and once this system is established life in America will never be the same again.
Wicked Deception and the Unveiling of the Antichrist – Jonathan Brentner - https://www.jonathanbrentner.com/https/jonathan-brentner-g8fgsquarespacecom/config/2021/12/1/wicked-deception-and-the-arrival-of-the-antichrist
I believe it’s God’s way of warning us; He’s telling us, and the world, that the day of His wrath is rapidly approaching.
Why do I say that? It’s because I believe the Lord is providing foretastes of this coming time of great judgment upon the earth so His saints understand that their time of departure is ever so close, and those outside of Christ are warned that their remaining time on earth is short.
In addition, God is demonstrating that His prophecies concerning the future of this world will happen precisely as predicted. We already see multiple signs of a world headed for the conditions described in Revelation chapters 6 and 13.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 recently caught my attention in this regard, particularly the words “wicked deception.”
“The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”
Although these verses speak to what will happen after the Rapture, such evil deceit already abounds throughout our world. It warns those paying attention that a much greater time of deception lies ahead as this “lawless one” steps onto the world scene. The “wicked deception” that’s already here will grow and someday illuminate the unveiling of the antichrist.
What follows are some of the more prominent lies that continue to gain traction today and thereby signal the lateness of the day in which we live.
THE ELITE SEEK OUR WELLBEING
The biggest obstacle that keeps people, even many believers, from recognizing the lateness of the time in which we live is that so many of them attribute benevolent motives to those pushing for a new world order. The suggestion that COVID-19 resulted from the careful planning of the elite more often than not results in scoffing along with charges of being a conspiracy theorist.
How dare anyone think that something that has caused so much suffering and death was intentional and planned in advance?
The evidence, however, confirms that not only did the globalists purposefully release this virus, but they made it more contagious and more deadly before doing so.
In my posts on transhumanism, I provide considerable evidence for the evil motivations behind the release of the virus. In Transhumanism and the Nearness of the Tribulation, I reference an October 2019 film clip where Dr. Fauci and others at the NIH discuss the need for a worldwide virus, perhaps from China, that will enable them to implement their vaccine, apparently already far along in development, right away rather than go through a decade of testing to verify its safety and effectiveness.
Pope Francis, Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum, and other globalists paint an idyllic picture of the future they have planned for us. It’s one where everyone is happy because the government takes care of all their needs.
However, their stated goal is to enslave all humanity under a Marxist tyranny where they not only monitor, but control the behavior of everyone on the planet. Their plans eerily track with the words of Revelation 13:16-18 and now, they have both the technology and the means to make it happen.
WE MUST FEAR COVID-19 AND ITS NEW VARIANT, OMICRON
The news media, working in sync with the globalists, created a climate of fear across the world when the coronavirus first appeared on the scene and continue to do all they can to keep people masked and afraid. The elite perpetuate evil lies in order to keep the public hooked on their vaccines and future booster shots through which they make billions of dollars.
This past summer, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, jumped into the list of billionaires with a net worth of over 4 billion dollars. Moderna itself is forecast to have revenues exceeding $13 billion in 2021, not bad for a company’s very first marketed product.
If people could sue Moderna for the deaths, permanent disabilities, and severe heart conditions caused by its vaccine, both Moderna and its CEO would both be bankrupt today rather than floating in a sea of money beyond what most can imagine.
The deceitful hype is already underway in regard to the new variant, Omicron. Despite several reports stating that its symptoms are mild, President Biden has already prohibited travel from South Africa, where it first appeared, and Israel recently banned tourism because of it.
An article on Omicron on the World Economic Forum (WEF) website displays the deceit behind the hype regarding this variant. Notice the ominous wording of the paragraph under the heading, “Why are scientists so concerned about Omicron?”
The decision to classify Omicron as a variant of concern was based on evidence presented to the WHO's Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution. This evidence suggested the new variant has several mutations that could impact how easily it spreads, the severity of illness it may cause and, crucially, the effectiveness of existing COVID-19 vaccines.[i]
The article goes on to list many potential dangers regarding Omicron, but always with the caveat that “more research” is needed or that “it will likely take weeks to determine if Omicron causes more severe illness among the general population.”[ii] In other words, they have no idea how this new variant will affect people, but meanwhile they feel compelled to warn us of dire consequences. It’s called “wicked deception” by any other name.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is also doing its part to generate widespread fear over this new variant, Omicron, that so far has exhibited the mildest of symptoms described as aching muscles, tiredness, and perhaps a cough that lasts a couple days.
Consider the following wording from a Newsmax article regarding the WHO response:
The heavily mutated Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally and poses a very high risk of infection surges that could have "severe consequences" in some places, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. [my emphasis]
No Omicron-linked deaths had yet been reported, though further research was needed to assess its potential to resist vaccines and immunity induced by previous infections, it added.[iii]
Do you recognize the “wicked deception” in these warnings? Even with mild symptoms and no solid data to go on, the elite are already preparing us for the day when they will use Omicron as an excuse for more vaccines and boosters. It also sounds as though it will become the rationale for vaccinating people with natural immunity to COVID-19.
PEOPLE NEED THE COVID-19 INJECTIONS IN ORDER TO BE SAFE
What’s the motive behind the fraudulent warnings regarding the Omicron variant? It’s to get more people vaccinated. It furthers the purposes of globalists to keep people in a perpetual panicked frenzy and thereby motivated them to the get the latest vaccines and boosters.
And, despite unsubstantiated fears that this variant will render current vaccines ineffective (hint: they already are), the elite maintain the lie that these injections are not only necessary, but “safe and effective.”
The number of deaths due to the COVID-19 injections will soon reach the twenty thousand mark according to the numbers reported to the U.S. CDC. The number of those permanently disabled in America because of these shots is well over thirty-one thousand with hospitalizations very close to the one hundred thousand mark.
The CDC has received a total of 927,738 reports of adverse reactions to the COVID-19 injections (through November 26, 2021). Typically, at most ten percent of the actual adverse responses to any vaccine are reported to the CDC. These injections are anything but “safe and effective.”
“VigiBase, the World Health Organization’s global database of adverse drug events, lists 121,559 reports of psychiatric disorders following administration of any COVID vaccine.”[iv] These ailments include severe insomnia, anxiety, acute stress disorder, hallucinations, panic attacks, and in fifty-seven cases, suicide.
IF YOU DO WHAT WE SAY, LIFE WILL RETURN TO NORMAL
Another great lie that’s prevalent today is this: if everyone receives the COVID-19 injections, life will return to normal. The initial response from President Biden to Omicron mimicked this exact sentiment. He said, “if everyone gets vaccinated, there will be no need for more lockdowns.” (Note: the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with Omicron was fully vaccinated.)
One member of the Biden administration recently said that the supply chain crisis would end if everyone received a vaccination, although the connection between the two is not at all clear.
Apart from a dramatic change of leadership in many governments around the world and among most giant worldwide corporations, life will not return to normal. Without radical changes across the planet in regard to the virus and vaccine mandates, the world will continue its rapid path to the sudden destruction of the day of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3).
I say this despite the growing opposition to vaccine mandates around the world. Millions of people in many countries are taking to the streets to protest these mandates being enforced by their governments. In America, tens of millions, at least, say they will never accept the jabs regardless of the consequences. I know of Christians as well as non-Christians who take such a stand.
Despite the growing resistance to vaccine mandates, the “wicked deception” of our day will intensify until the time of the antichrist’s unveiling to the world.
I believe several factors will later overcome the current uprisings across the world and resistance in America:
The Rapture will remove some of this opposition and shock many of those who remain on the earth.
The dire conditions and tremendous loss of life after our departure will open the door for a charismatic leader, especially one that initially offers peace and is ready to solve problems on an international scale.
The coming deception will be much, much worse, and considerably more effective because of Satan’s activity working directly through the antichrist with “signs and wonders” (2 Thessalonians 2:9). After the Rapture and removal of the Restrainer, the devil will have a freer hand at deceiving people than he already has.
I cannot say for sure that the Lord is coming for us this month or even next year, but I believe His appearing is quite close. Could it even happen before Christmas? Yes, but we may very well ring in the new year still looking for Jesus’ appearing.
While we cannot know the day or the hour of Jesus’ imminent return, what we see reminds us of our need to continue relaxing our grasp on the things of this world and to watch as never before for our departure to the place that our Savoir is preparing for us.
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[i] Simon Torkington, Everything we know so far about the Omicron COVID-19 variant, November 29, 2021, on the World Economic Forum website: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/11/omicron-covid-19-variant-everything-we-know-so-far/
[iii] WHO: Omicron Poses Very High Global Risk, World Must Prepare, November 29, 2021, https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/who-omicron-covid-risk/2021/11/29/id/1046494/?ns_mail_uid=05f07d0a-cc18-45cd-aac4-45d17f65fdf1&ns_mail_job=DM278649_11292021&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010102a7ul44
[iv] Celeste McGovern, Over 100,000 reports of psychiatric disorders after COVID vaccination, November 29, 2021, at: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/over-100000-reports-psychiatric-disorders-after-covid-vaccination/?utm_source=featured
Daily Jot: The Farm Chronicles: Choosing to remember the good – Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Growing up on a farm teaches you very early to handle life and death, love, anger, consideration, work ethic, toughness, compassion—essentially the lessons of life. You learn through experience. There are tough lessons when you realize that animals you have fed and cared for every day will leave your care to be slaughtered for food. Or the crop you planted after working the fields dries up and blows away in a drought, causing a ripple effect on your pocket book. Or the hay that you didn’t get in the barn before that summer rainstorm. You learn how to manage risk and how to handle disappointment. You find ways to be resilient. You fail. You succeed. There is an ebb and flow of the cycle of life on the farm.
These challenges are counterbalanced by the miraculous and wonderful. Things like holding a newborn lamb in your arms while feeding it from a milk bottle as you are sitting on the floor register in the kitchen to warm both yourself and the lamb from the early spring cold. Or watching that newborn foal unfold his spindly legs to stand for the first time and wobble around the stall. Or camping out and being wakened by your favorite horse sticking his nose in the tent and sniffing your feet. Or those long walks in the woods with the abundant wildlife of birds and squirrels and rabbits zipping in and out of your view. Or standing under the downspout of the barn during a rainstorm washing off the hard work after getting that last bale of hay in the barn before the rain. These are all treasures that offset the difficult times.
Still today, one of the most difficult times for me is the first week of December. It is strangely the week where three of the men I loved most were buried. They all taught me valuable life lessons about truth, love, honor and justice. My oldest brother Chuck was killed in 1965 by a drunk driver, an accident that impacted many families for the rest of their lives. He was buried on my mother’s birthday December 2. In 1989, my father died unexpectedly and he was buried on December 6. And in 2020, my lifelong best friend Sonny was buried on December 7. It’s almost like there is a portal to heaven that opens up during this time and sweeps away the ones I love. I know that’s not how it works, but you can’t help but think there is something to that last week in November and first week in December.
There can be a great deal of sadness in life. That is, if you allow it to enter in. But what did Christ say in John 10:10, “The thief comes not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Abundant life. That is what we are to seek. Philippians 4:8 advises, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” These are the ingredients of abundant life. Farm life and the love of good parents, siblings and friends taught me that we are not guaranteed easy, but we can choose to remember the good.
Daily Devotion: A Taste of Heaven - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’ —Romans 10:13
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/a-taste-of-heaven/ - Listen
Have you ever noticed that when someone pulls out a cell phone in a movie theater, your eyes immediately go from the movie screen to the phone? That’s because we’re drawn toward the light.
In Mark 9 we read about the Transfiguration, where Jesus shined like the sun. We tend to think of this as a miracle, but the real miracle is that Jesus didn’t shine like the sun all the time. He was God walking among us. And when He walked among us, He didn’t void His deity; He veiled it.
The lyrics to “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” describe Him this way: “Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, hail th’ incarnate Deity!” Jesus never ceased to be God, but He essentially restrained that glory from showing.
The Transfiguration took place at a significant point in Jesus’s earthly ministry, at the halfway point of a very difficult journey. At the Transfiguration, He gave Peter, James, and John a glimpse of glory, or a taste of Heaven.
It was a preview of what is yet to come for all of humanity when Christ returns one day as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Jesus, being God, knew what was ahead. He knew He would have to take all the sin of the world upon Himself. That’s why He said to the Father, “If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will” (Matthew 26:39 NKJV). But Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and then He rose from the dead.
Now He offers us the ultimate gift: eternal life. The Bible tells us, “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13 NKJV). Today you can reach out and accept this gift, and He will forgive you of all your sin.
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