Messiah Will Come Twice - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2023/11/18/messiah-will-come-twice-by-daymond-duck/
A faithful Rapture Ready reader recently sent me an e-mail saying this Scripture keeps coming into my mind, “For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it” (Matt. 13:17).
The reader added, “This generation is blessed, and most don’t even realize it.”
As I understand the entire event (Matt. 13:10-17 and Jesus’ reference to Isa. 6:9-12), many of the prophets and righteous men in Old Testament times and Jesus’ day longed for the day that the Messiah would appear, but they made two mistakes:
They were enthusiastic about learning the Scriptures and the reign of their King, but they did not understand or hear that the gospel (death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus) and Church Age would happen before Jesus came to rule on earth.
They were blessed to walk the earth when more than one hundred first-coming prophecies were being fulfilled, but they did not understand the incredible events that were taking place.
Having said this, I totally agree with the Rapture Ready reader’s statement that “This generation (our generation) is blessed, and most don’t even realize it.”
Many pastors and church members are so focused on the first coming (and it is all-important) that they do not understand the incredible events that are happening now.
Pastors and church members who are not interested in Bible prophecy today are missing a blessing by not focusing on the fact that Messiah is coming twice, and there is an interval between those two magnificent events.
Think about it: The King is coming at the end of the Tribulation Period.
It looks like that is close, but many are not interested.
Here are some current events that seem to indicate that history is approaching the Tribulation Period.
One, concerning wars and rumors of wars: on Nov. 6, 2023, Russia’s Foreign Minister said the West’s policy is on full display in Ukraine, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, and it is pushing the Middle East toward a big war.
Two, concerning wars and rumors of wars and Israel being attacked by all the nations around her at the end of the age: on Nov. 8, 2023, a top Hamas official told the New York Times that Hamas did not attack Israel on Oct. 7, 2023, to improve the life of Palestinians in Gaza (the attack was not to get more water, fuel, electricity, better jobs, etc. for the Palestinians).
He said Hamas attacked Israel to spread the war to all of Israel’s borders (sounds like Psa. 83; Isa. 17, and Ezek. 38-39), put the Palestinian issue back on the table, get all the Arabs to join the war on Hamas’ side, and to wake up the world.
Three, concerning Russia, Iran, and others attacking Israel (the Battle of Gog and Magog) in the latter days and latter years: on Nov. 10, 2023, Joel Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of All Israel News and All Arab News, reported on an interview he had with Gideon Sa’ar—a member of Netanyahu’s cabinet—who said he dropped his opposition to Netanyahu and joined his cabinet because Russia’s Pres. Putin “has now decided to openly side with the Iranian regime and the leadership of Hamas against the State of Israel.”
Four, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog and the fact that the Word of God must be fulfilled: on Nov. 9, 2023, Iran’s Foreign Min. said, “Due to the expansion of the intensity of the war against Gaza’s civilian residents, expansion of the scope of the war has become inevitable.”
Hassan Nasrallah, head of Hezbollah, said, “What is happening now along the Israeli-Lebanese border is significant, and it is not the end.”
The U.S. warned Iran and Hezbollah that the U.S. is prepared to get involved militarily if they expand the war.
Five, concerning Hezbollah: on Nov. 9, 2023, Israel’s Defense Min. said (my words for the sake of clarity):
Six, concerning wars and rumors of wars: on Nov. 9, 2023, it was reported that Iranian proxies have attacked U.S. troops in Syria and Iraq 46 times in the last 30 days, and Pres. Biden has responded by attacking an empty warehouse in Syria that Iran sometimes uses for weapons storage.
(My opinion: The U.S. should be more concerned than it is about Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons, and about terrorists coming across America’s open border with Mexico.)
(More: As of Nov. 14, Iranian proxies have continued to attack U.S. troops in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. has struck back twice.)
Seven, concerning world government and the Mark of the Beast: on Nov. 7, 2023, it was reported that Brazil plans to follow World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations by requiring children between the age of 6 months and 5 years to be vaccinated for Covid-19.
Families that refuse to comply will not be eligible to draw welfare; they may be treated as criminals (fined, sent to prison) and have their children taken away from them.
Eight, concerning the decline of America and a U.S. economic collapse: according to the U.S. government, the U.S. now owes $33.6 trillion, and the interest on that this year was $1.027 trillion.
A collapse of the U.S. economy would collapse the global economy.
U.S. financial support for the war in Ukraine and Israel’s war with Hamas is causing this situation to worsen fast.
(More: On Nov. 10, 2023, it was reported that the Federal Reserve raised interest rates seven times in 2022 and 4 times in 2023 to slow inflation. Now, because of high interest rates and a failure to curb government spending, Moody’s Investor Service has lowered its rating outlook on the U.S. from stable to negative.)
(More: On Nov. 13, 2023, the U.S. Homeland Security Committee reported that immigrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border have cost U.S. taxpayers $451 billion for housing, education, health care costs, property damage, etc. Another report said 6.5% of the children in school are illegal immigrants.)
Nine, concerning the coming one world false religion: on Nov. 11, 2023, Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland, the conservative Bishop over the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, TX.
When asked why he was removed, Strickland said, “The only answer I have to that is because forces in the Church right now don’t want the truth of the gospel.”
Strickland believes that some of those who hold high positions in the Roman Catholic Church may not be saved.
Here are some daily updates on Israel’s war with Hamas:
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
Erdogan of Turkey and Pres. Raisi of Iran met, expressed support for Hamas, and condemned Israel.
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023
Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 (Day 35)
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023
Monday, Nov. 13, 2023
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023
Also, on Nov. 14, 2023, greatly respected prophecy teacher and author Amir Tsarfati commented on Israel’s war with Hamas in a Special Newsletter.
His comments are very important, and here is just part of what he said (as I understand it in my words for the sake of brevity):
Tsarfati said Hamas trusted in her allies, human shields, tunnels, and other factors, but Israel’s God has proven that He is greater than all those things, and Hamas may soon cease to exist.
More of Tsarfati’s videos and writings can be found at www.beholdisrael.org .
(My opinion: Israel will fight many wars between now and the Second Coming of Jesus at the end of the Tribulation Period, but Israel will not be defeated. Jehovah is using Bible prophecy and Israel to prove to the world that He alone is God.)
FYI: God does not send anyone to Hell (all of us are born with a sin nature and destined to go to Hell because we sin), but God has provided a way (Jesus) for everyone to go to Heaven (and He is the only way to get there; John 14:6).
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.
The Two Key Events That Lead To The Regathering Of The Jewish People Back To The Promised Land – By David Reagan - https://harbingersdaily.com/the-two-key-events-that-lead-to-the-regathering-of-the-jewish-people-back-to-the-promised-land/
Two key events lead to the regathering of the Jewish people back to the Promised Land: World War I and World War II. World War I prepared the land for the people. World War II prepared the people for the land.
How did World War I prepare the land for the people? Most Americans are not aware of the fact that in World War I we fought not only the Germans, but also their ally. The German ally was the Ottoman Empire made up of the Turks. When the Germans lost, the Turks also lost.
The Allies not only divided up the German empire, but we proceeded to divide up the Ottoman Empire as well. The Ottoman Empire could boast of being a great empire. This was the last of the Muslim caliphates. Their empire was divided up after World War I by the British and French in particular. The American’s were not so much involved in this division, but we helped divide it up.
Right in the middle of the Ottoman Empire was a tiny speck of land called Palestine. That parcel was given to the British. As soon as Palestine was given to the British, the British issued a document in November of 1917. I believe this document stands out as the first tangible sign in history that we were moving into the end times. That document was the Balfour Declaration. In that declaration, the British announced they were going to turn Palestine into a homeland for the Jewish people. Lord Balfour wrote precisely, “His Majesty’s government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”
The Jews were electrified all over the world at the issuance of the Balfour Declaration. They rejoiced in the streets! At long last the Jews were going to regain the homeland for the Jewish people. Not only the Jews, but evangelicals as well from all over the world who knew God’s prophetic word, realized the importance of this declaration. Finally, they realized, the world was moving into the end stages of the end times because the Jewish people were going to go back home and reclaim their own land.
At the time of the Balfour Declaration, Palestine included modern-day Israel plus modern-day Jordan. All that land was given to the British. Israel plus what is today Jordan was the land the British promised to the Jewish people. That’d be 45,000 square miles of territory.
But, in 1922, the British double-crossed the Jewish people. In 1922, the British stabbed the Jews in the back because they realized that the Arabs were beginning to discover oil, and so they needed to curry favor with the Arab peoples. As a result, in 1922 the British decided to divide Palestine into two parts and to give the majority of it, two-thirds, to the Arab peoples. The decision left the Jewish people a very small sliver of land that was only 10,000 square miles. Once again, the Jews felt like they had been doubled-crossed. They reeled from being stabbed in the back, but they still wanted that little sliver of land. And so, the Jews prayed and they looked forward to the day when that little sliver of land would become their own piece of land.
The People for the Land
The second step was World War II which prepared the people for the land. Even though the Jews were given the sliver of land by the British, they did not go back in large numbers. They had to be motivated to go back. The horrors of World War II, the horrors of the Holocaust, provided the grim motivation.
After World War II was over and the Jews were released from the Holocaust, they came out of the Holocaust saying, “Never again! Never again! Never again will we live under a Hitler. We are going to have our own nation and our own government. We are going to rule ourselves.” And so, they began to flood into the land of Israel. World War I prepared the land for the people, but World War II prepared the people for the land.
Finally, in November of 1947, when the United Nations voted to create a Jewish homeland, the Jewish people were betrayed yet again. The United Nations voted to take that little sliver of land that was only 10,000 square miles and divide it equally between the Jews and the Arabs. Jerusalem was to become an internationalized area.
Naturally, the Jews were despondent. They were of course very upset. Though they felt like they had been betrayed, they stood resolute announcing, “We want a state nonetheless, for that has been our dream.” And so they accepted the United Nations resolution very reluctantly, but still they accepted it.
On May 14, 1948, in a tiny room in Tel Aviv, David Ben Gurion stood up and read the Declaration of Independence. After nearly 1,900 years, the state of Israel had finally come into existence.
Now, I want to tell you something at this point that I hope you will never forget. It is something that no one ever mentions.
On the very same day Israel declared itself a nation, the Arabs could have meet in Ramallah and declared a Palestinian State, because the United Nations voted to create two states — a state for the Jews and a state for the Arabs. The Jews accepted the UN’s terms and created their own state, but the Arabs cried, “No! We want it all.” There could have been a Palestinian State ever since 1948, but the Arabs wanted all of the land.
On the very next morning after Israel declared its nationhood, five Arab states attacked Israel simultaneously from all directions. The Arabs were determined to annihilate the infant state. The Arabs announced to the world, “We will make the Mediterranean Sea run red with the blood of the Jews!” And so, they attacked.
Strategically, there really was no hope for Israel. Israel made for a tiny little nation with only 600,000 people. All they had were the primitive guns they had brought from the Warsaw Ghetto. There seemed to be no hope whatsoever. But, they survived.
The Arabs rejected the UN’s offer of a Palestinian state, and have done so over and over again. Three to four times, when the Arabs could have founded a Palestinian state, they turned it down because in their greed they wanted all of the Levant. Because of their lost opportunity, the greatest diplomat in the history of Israel, Abba Eban, made this statement, “The Palestinians have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity.”
The “Palestinian’s” worst enemies have always been their leaders. Their leaders are determined that they will settle for nothing less than the total destruction of Israel.
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Lucifer’s Furious Frenzy – Terry James - https://terryjamesprophecyline.com/2023/11/19/lucifers-furious-frenzy/
All who watch end-times developments presently flowing in confluence, as Jesus commanded, know that antediluvian-equivalent evil is building toward Tribulation-level corruption. If not for the comfort we find in God’s Word about prophetic utterances of gloom, the fear factor would be raging, even among the most Spirit-controlled believers.
Sadly, few folks within God’s family during these times have a clue about the rapidly metastasizing violence and wickedness in today’s world. That is, few Christians within this generation even think about the evil that is building toward the time Jesus spoke about here:
For then shall be great tribulation such as was not from the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:21)
However, the comfort God promises believers turns the fear factor into absolute assurance that the raging corruption, lawlessness, murder, and immorality will one day—perhaps at any moment—no longer concern those in God’s family:
For 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: Then 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. (1 Thesalonians 4:16–17)
And the proof that this promise is for the comfort of believers of our generation is given in the next thing the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write:
Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:18)
Another sort, an entirely different kind of proof, if not for the above promise, would, if people truly understood what’s going on, terrorize and torture to the point of heart failure. But the proof I’m referring to can’t be seen with our physical eyes. It must be discerned only through spiritual eyes that can peer into the dimension inhabited by the powers and principalities of Ephesians 6:12.
A recent email I received from a friend who posts regularly on Rapture Ready News, and who stays in touch to provide me with news of possible prophetic import, gives significant insight. Mark, who has such spiritual eyes for discerning these matters, speaks, indirectly, to a prophecy that will at a time during the Tribulation greatly accelerate the serpent’s final assault on God’s chosen nation and on all of humanity left behind after the Rapture of the Church.
The world is not yet in that horrendous era, but is heading toward that time of Daniel’s seventieth week and Jacob’s trouble at breakneck speed.
Here is what is scheduled during the middle of that Tribulation.
I refer to Revelation 12, where we read that Lucifer–Satan—is ejected from the heavenlies for the final time. He comes to earth, the prophecy says, with great fury. The prophecy further says, “woe unto those who inhabit the earth, because he knows he has but a short time.”
We often note in these commentaries that we are not yet in the time of Tribulation, but are witnessing the stage being set for it.
Mark, I believe, has correctly surmised exactly the situation we’ve witnessed in the unbelievably evil attack that was launched on Israel on October 7 and the world’s sudden turning against the attacked, Israel, rather than the attacker, which is comprised of many of the nations of Islam.
Mark writes the following:
As I peruse all the stories on line about hatred of the Jews, and its insane intensity against them, I must say that I’m appalled by the level of Satanic ferocity being displayed against them, especially in Europe and the United States. And particularly at institutes of higher learning.
It is as though Satan himself has become unhinged in his preoccupation with his desire to kill every Jew in the world. I do believe that part of his insane rage is due to the “restraining” by the Restrainer and the Adversary not being able to progress with his scheme for global rule and total destruction of Israel and all of Jewry, but having to accede to the limitations placed on him by our Father in Heaven.
Indeed, Lucifer, the old serpent, must, because of God’s restraint against his insane intentions, be angry beyond all understanding of those who aren’t spiritually tuned in to what’s really going on in these closing days of this Age of Grace. And, no doubt, that enragement is bound to grow the nearer the time of the Tribulation approaches.
But for the Christian who studies the whole Word–including Bible prophecy—spiritually discerning that approaching storm that will usher in the King of all Kings shouldn’t cause fear, but assurance of a future as bright as all of Heaven’s glory.
The Rapture of all believers will instantaneously separate us from all judgment and wrath that will deal with Lucifer’s furious frenzy and with the anti-God evil of this fallen sphere. Here is how to be a part of that coming instantaneous separation.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)
The Days Leading Up to The Lord’s Return Are Filled With ‘Trouble’ – By Hal Lindsey – https://harbingersdaily.com/the-days-leading-up-to-the-lords-return-are-filled-with-trouble/
As the Bible describes the days leading up to the Lord’s return, a word pops up over and over again. That word is “trouble.” The seven years of tribulation are known as “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7). But that won’t last. Isaiah 65:16 speaks of the millennium, a time after the tribulation when, “the former troubles are forgotten.”
The world is rapidly being prepared for the tribulation period. Christians are destined to be rescued from the world before the actual hurricane hits, but the outer bands are already kicking up quite a storm.
Whatever your view of the end times, you probably agree that the world is in a particularly troubled state right now. And it looks as though it could get much worse very quickly. I feel for today’s politicians, ordinary men and women trying to stave off chaos even as they watch the house around them rattle, creak, and break.
The Bible has much to say about God’s people in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9-10 says, “The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”
Do you know His name? That involves knowing Him and the kind of Person He is — that He is ever faithful and ever true. Have you put your trust in Him? This is a good time to renew that trust, to remember who He is, and that you can always count on Him. Psalm 107:1 says, “O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
Psalm 69:30 says, “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” In the United States of America, our ancestors bequeathed many gifts to us — not the least of which is a special day set aside to do exactly what the Psalm says, “magnify Him with thanksgiving.”
Psalm 147:7 says, “Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving…” We sing because our hearts are full when we consider God’s goodness and graciousness to us. But even when our hearts don’t feel full, we sing anyway because His goodness and graciousness are real and true regardless of our mood or circumstance.
Maybe like Martha in Luke 10:41, “thou art careful and troubled about many things.” If so, try to be more like her sister Mary. In verse 42, Jesus said, “Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Choose the good part, and it will not be taken away from you. Choose thanksgiving. Choose to see the infinite expressions of God’s love for you.
Never forget what Jesus said in John 14:1-3. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
In verse 27 of that chapter, He added this. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
That’s for you — a gift this Thanksgiving from the Lord of the universe.
Daily Jot: Are you a covenant keeper? - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
The vicious attack by Hamas terrorists on Israel has divided many in this country and around the world. Israel is attacked and unspeakable atrocities were committed against its citizens by Hamas, yet much of the world, and some in the Christian church, side with Hamas. Let me be clear: there is no moral equivalence between the barbarism of Hamas and the victimization of Israeli citizens. Those in the Christian church who support Hamas cannot claim to be Christian and justify the actions of Hamas. Moreover, one cannot use excuses such as Israel is not Biblical Israel, the Jews are not Biblical Jews, or the Church replaces or becomes Israel as God’s chosen. Bad doctrine. Perhaps heresy.
It has to do with God’s covenant with Abraham and the work of Christ on the cross. In Genesis 15:18, God promises Abraham the land “from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.” In Genesis 17:7 the Lord told Abraham, “And I will establish my covenant between thee and me and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant to be a God unto you and to your seed after you.” Through Abraham’s son Isaac this covenant would be kept, but not without controversy. Isaac’s wife Rebecca gave birth to twins, Esau and Jacob, brothers of far different character. Esau, the firstborn, cared so little for his birthright that he sold it to Jacob for a bowl of stew. Jacob so cherished his birthright, that he deceived his father Isaac into giving him the blessing of the first born, the heir of the covenant.
Jacob became Israel; God’s chosen line of the covenant. Esau then hated Jacob and threatened to kill him after his father dies. Then Esau married two Hittite women and, later, a daughter of Ishmael. The covenant land was given to the descendants of Jacob. The descendants of Ishmael and Esau claim the land is rightfully theirs. This is the crux of today’s bloodshed and the slogan “from the river to the sea.” Complicating matters even more is the misguided and possible heretical belief that the “Palestinians” are justified because Christianity replaced Israel as God’s Covenant nation, the Christian church has thus become Israel, and Christians replaced Jews as God’s chosen people because Christ established a new covenant by his work on the cross.
Let us remember that Jesus was a rabi and he and his disciples were practicing Jews. Romans 11 uses an olive tree to explain that Christ-followers were grafted into the covenant, not as a replacement, but as partakers. Paul explains further in Galatians 3:6-7, “Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.” Verse 14, “That the blessing of Abraham (covenant) might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Therefore, we keep the covenant by faith as Christians, grafted into the root of God Almighty, as partakers with, not replacing, Israel.
Daily Devotion: Our Place of Safety - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. —Psalm 91:2
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/our-place-of-safety/ - Listen
The plagues had grown progressively worse. God’s plague on the Nile River was a blow to everyone, but the Egyptians adapted and got by. The frogs were a horrible nuisance too. But the third plague brought physical pain that seemed almost unbearable.
In the third plague, God afflicted the Egyptians with gnats. This was especially difficult, because the Egyptians were fanatics about cleanliness, but they were covered with these insects. The gnats also penetrated their nostrils and ears, which would have been very painful.
Interestingly, while Pharaoh’s magicians duplicated the Nile turning to blood and the plague of frogs, they couldn’t duplicate this one.
This reminds us that although the devil has considerable power, there are limitations to it. We might think that just as God is omnipotent, so is Satan. And just as God is omniscient, so is the devil. But that is not true.
God knows everything; Satan has limited knowledge. God has all power; Satan clearly has limited power.
Even after these plagues, Pharaoh’s heart continued to harden. So, God sent the fourth plague: an invasion of flies. Exodus 8:24 says, “And the Lord did just as he had said. A thick swarm of flies filled Pharaoh’s palace and the houses of his officials. The whole land of Egypt was thrown into chaos by the flies” (NLT).
Meanwhile, God intervened in an amazing way for His people. From the fourth plague on, God protected the land of Goshen in Egypt where the Israelites lived. While other people in Egypt suffered through the plagues, God protected this area.
Psalm 91 gives us this promise: “Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished” (verses 7–8 NLT).
These are wonderful, comforting words. But they are conditional. This psalm contains a series of conditional promises that are ours—if we do our part. God promises that He will protect us. He promises that His angels will be around us.
But what do we need to do? We must “live in the shelter of the Most High” (verse 1 nlt). We must also “make the Lord [our] refuge” and “the Most High [our] shelter” (verse 9 NLT). When we do that, the promises of Psalm 91 are ours.
God wants to be our hiding place. This means that God will protect the believer. What may happen to nonbelievers as they reap the consequences of their sin won’t happen to believers because they are seeking to live godly lives.
Does that mean Christians won’t suffer? No.
Does that mean Christians won’t die? No.
But it does mean that Christians won’t die before their time. They will die when their day has come and not a second before. And when death does come for Christians, God promises they will be taken into His presence in Heaven. God will protect us. He will protect us on earth until our final day.
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"Folks, it's all beginning to unravel. America is in more danger of falling than at any time in its history. But I believe Bible prophecy predicts this very decline. From this point on, we believers have to get serious. We are going to face discouragement, disillusionment and, most certainly, persecution in the time between now and the Rapture. But don't be discouraged or disillusioned. The coming turmoil will provide us unrivaled opportunities to share the good news of the Gospel. So be ready to share your faith and your hope with those who need Christ. We still have time to reap a great harvest of souls for God's kingdom!" - Hal Lindsey
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