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Harvest Time - By Daymond Duck -
Thanks to all who are praying for my wife Rachel. She is now on a ventilator. It is a very dangerous situation. We are praying for quick improvement.
One, most of us have seen articles discouraging the use of Hydroxychloroquine for the Coronavirus even though it is readily available and not very expensive.
Many have also seen articles saying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued emergency approval of an expensive, unproven, experimental drug called Remdesivir.
A reader sent me an e-mail that says the following:
Here is a link to the article:
Don't forget that some of these people are on record as wanting to identify, number, tattoo, vaccinate and track everyone or earth, and they want to deny the right to hold a job or go out of one's house to those that refuse to cooperate.
Also, this may explain why doctors and others are being censored and fired for promoting Hydroxychloroquine.
Videos supporting alternative treatments are being removed by Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Two, on Aug. 2, 2020, it was reported that the U.S. government and Yale University are working together on ways to convince U.S. citizens to take the Coronavirus vaccine.
Techniques under consideration include convincing people that it is in their best interest, that it is in the best interest of their community, that they should trust the experts, embarrassing people, and that it is to their economic benefit, etc.
They are getting ready to indoctrinate the public one way or another.
I am repeating myself, but there are new readers every week; the Church won't be here for the Mark of the Beast, but this most surely indicates that time is short.
Three, on Aug. 6, 2020, three professors suggested ways to force U.S. citizens to be vaccinated.
These professors suggested that COVID-19 vaccinations should be our patriotic duty, all objections (religious reasons, personal reasons, etc.) must be denied, those that refuse could be denied some government benefits, their health insurance premiums could be made very expensive, employers could be allowed to deny them a job, their children could be denied enrollment in school, refusers could be denied the use of public transportation (planes, trains, busses, etc.), and denied access to public events.
Four, I recently watched a video about the Red Heifer that was made on June 20, 2020.
According to the video, the Temple Institute recently inspected their two oldest red heifers that show no signs of blemish.
They are just under two years old and will be inspected again in the upcoming weeks.
If they continue to qualify, one of them will soon be selected, sacrificed, and the ashes will be gathered and prepared for use to purify those that are selected to rebuild the Temple.
Five, on July 25, 2020, it was reported that Russia is steadily taking control of the Golan Heights on Syria's side of the border.
The Bible teaches that Russia and her allies will come against Israel like a storm (fast, violently, Ezek. 38:9).
Taking control of the Golan Heights in Syria is putting Russia in position for a sudden attack.
This little detail appears to be shaping up, but God cannot be caught by surprise.
"He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psa. 121:4).
Six, on July 27, 2020, 3 to 4 members of Hezbollah crossed Israel's border with Lebanon and traveled several meters inside Israeli territory.
There was an exchange of fire and the attackers retreated into Lebanon.
On Aug. 2, 2020, 4 terrorists crossed Israel's border with Syria and tried to plant some explosives near the border fence.
Israel spotted them and attacked, but there were no reports of casualties.
On Aug. 3, 2020, Israel retaliated for the border crossings by striking several Iranian targets in Syria.
At least 15 Iranians were killed, and several weapons storage buildings were destroyed.
Prime Min. Netanyahu said, "We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers" (Those that sent them).
On Aug. 4, 2020, there were two massive explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed at least 158 people, wounded perhaps as many as 6,000 people, some people are still missing, and there is widespread destruction in the city.
On Aug. 5, 2020, Lebanon declared a state of emergency, and 300,000 people were said to be homeless.
One expert compared the explosions to a nuclear bomb.
One report said the explosives that were planted near Israel's border with Syria on Aug. 2, 2020, were made and stored at that site.
Some prophecy teachers say Lebanon cannot admit that explosives were stored at that site because it would be illegal for Lebanon to allow that.
The Bible says no weapon formed against Israel shall prosper (Isa. 54:17).
Seven, concerning the move to defund the police, a Gallup poll released on Aug. 5, 2020, said 67% of all adults in the U.S. and 61% of all Black adults in the U.S. want the police to spend the same amount of time in their area that they have been spending.
Eight, on Aug. 6, 2020, it was reported that Democratic Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler authorized the police to try to stop the rioting because the riots are inadvertently helping Trump.
He appears to be saying Democrats intended for the riots to hurt Trump, not help him.
It is sad to think that elected officials might be using rioting, looting and injuring of people and police to bring down the President of the U.S.
Nine, concerning persecution, on Aug. 7, 2020, a Superior Court
Judge in California issued a temporary restraining order requiring Godspeak Calvary Chapel Church to close its doors until Aug. 21, 2020, and not hold indoor worship services anywhere in the U.S.
The order came in response to a suit by Ventura County, Cal., alleging that indoor services could harm the public.
Finally, in Matt. 18:19, Jesus said, "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven."
Pastor Keith Watts asked me to tell people that he is trying to get people to pray this prayer for our nation every day: "Heavenly Father, I pray that you will save millions of souls in America before the Rapture of the Church, in Jesus' precious and holy name, Amen."
Pastor Watts has posted a 33-minute video on YouTube at this link:
He wants to start a prayer chain all across the U.S. for the preservation of America and a harvest of souls before the Rapture.
It is harvest time, and prayers for America and souls are badly needed.
Prophecy Plus Ministries, Inc.
Daymond & Rachel Duck
Qatar and the Antichrist's False Peace - By Hal Lindsey -
Recent news regarding Qatar provides a preview of things to come. In the future, the Antichrist will negotiate a Middle East peace agreement with Israel. But it will not address the deeper issues, and the treaty will not last. We can see a picture of its flaws right now.
For years, people familiar with Bible prophecy wondered how the Antichrist could possibly end the antagonism between Israel and its Muslim neighbors. Hatred of the Jews seemed too entrenched. But Anwar Sadat and, later, King Hussein of Jordan, both signed treaties with Israel. In the last few years, the increasing nuclear ambitions of Iran's Shia Muslim leaders have pushed Israel and the rest of its Sunni Muslim neighbors toward increased cooperation.
Against all odds, Israel has been developing significant ties to Saudi Arabia and the others, including Qatar. But today's cooperation between Israel and its Arab neighbors shows the same weakness that will end the Antichrist's treaty. In its bedrock beliefs, Islam contains a profound hatred and deep contempt for all things Jewish. Last month, Qatar gave the world a preview.
For years, it has been well known in intelligence circles that Qatar has been a major funder of terrorist operations. In 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. They said they were doing so because of Qatar's support for terrorism.
On July 19th of this year, Egypt Today and other outlets, reported, "A German private security contractor, who has worked for the federal republic's intelligence and security services, leveled bombshell allegations against Qatar's regime, stating Doha finances the US and EU-designated terrorist movement Hezbollah and has declared Jews to be the enemies of the tiny Gulf state.
This story garnered headlines all over the world, but it shouldn't have been a surprise. We have long known that Qatar supports, not only Hezbollah, but al Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas. In fact, almost all of Hamas's support comes from Qatar. Hamas could not even exist if not for Qatar. In a Jerusalem Post editorial this week, Herb Keinon wrote that the recent Hamas rocket attacks on Israel were a signal to Qatar to send more money.
The Qataris have claimed they are only trying to "spread democracy" in the Middle East. Yet Qatar's own government is anything but democratic. It is a monarchy, owned and operated by a single family. They represent one of the least democratic nations in the world. Yet they say they have decided to "spread democracy to the world."
During the seven years we call the tribulation, several Sunni Muslim nations, including Saudi Arabia, will break with the Antichrist's peace plan, and move against Israel. This is not the northern coalition led by Russia and Iran, but a group of more southerly nations. They will be led by someone Daniel 11 describes as the "king of the South." His advance on Jerusalem marks an early stage in the war of Armageddon.
Daniel 11:5 says, "The king of the South will grow strong." Verse 25 says, "The king of the South will mobilize an extremely large and mighty army."
That "large and mighty army" is being built right now. Saudi Arabia has been using its vast oil wealth to arm itself to the teeth. It now has the fifth largest defense budget in the world. Some intelligence organizations rank it even higher, saying that only the United States and China spend more on their militaries. Yet Saudi Arabia has a population of only 32 million.
Once again, the Bible proves to be true. Thousands of years ago, Hebrew prophets described 21st century geopolitics with uncanny accuracy. That should give us confidence that we can also trust the Bible in each of our lives. It contains the very words of God to human beings. What a privilege to carry its words in our phones as well as having them on our bookshelves. But don't just carry the Bible around or leave it to gather dust. Get into it. Gain strength and understanding from it. Don't neglect it - especially now.
16 Facts That Prove America Is in Deep Trouble and Why 'The Return' Is so Critical - Jonathan Cahn and Kevin Jessip - https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/may/16-facts-that-prove-america-is-in-deep-trouble-and-why-the-return-is-so-critical
"Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts."-Malachi 3:7
Is this the generation that will witness the end of America? Throughout human history, every great society has eventually entered a period of decline, and sadly that is happening to us as well.
'He Has a Plan for Us': Poll Shows Americans Believe COVID Is a Wake-Up Call from God
It is the hope of a committed group of national leaders that a worldwide event called "The Return" on September 26 will wake up the American people while there is still time. Our prayer is that our nation will return to the values and the principles upon which this nation was founded.
"I know your works. You have the reputation of bei
ng alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you."-Revelation 3:1-3
Here are just four reasons why "The Return" is so critical and why the time is now:
Below are 16 facts that prove America is in deep, deep trouble:
#1 When Ronald Reagan won his first election, the U.S. national debt was less than $1 trillion. When Barack Obama entered the White House, the debt sat at $10.6 trillion; when Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 2010, it was about $14 trillion, and we now have reached the $25 trillion mark-and climbing due to COVID-19 aid. We have been stealing money from our children and our grandchildren at the rate of more than $100 million an hour, and yet most Americans don't seem to care that we are rapidly bankrupting our nation.
#2 In 1956, approximately 5% of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried mothers. Today, things have obviously changed tremendously; 2008 was the very first year in United States history when 40% of all babies were born to unmarried mothers. We stayed at that level for eight straight years.
#3 In the early 1970s, well over 60% of all Americans were considered to be "middle class," but in 2015, that number dipped below 50% for the first time ever.
#4 In 2001, nearly 16 million Americans could not afford the homes that they were living in, but by 2015 that number had more than doubled.
#5 Our system of public education is a complete mess. A study of millennials in 22 major industrialized nations conducted by the Educational Testing Service found that only two countries were worse than the U.S. when it came to literacy proficiency, and the U.S. was dead last in math.
#6 In the early 1970s, 70% of all men in the United States from the age of 20 to the age of 39 were married, but today that number has fallen to just 35%. Instead of getting married and starting families, many young men are still living at home with their parents. Today, 35% of all young men from the age of 21 to the age of 30 "are living at home with their parents or a close relative."
#7 Many Americans don't realize this, but the United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet. But we actually have an even bigger problem with legal drugs. According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and an astounding 20% of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.
#8 According to the CDC, 110 million Americans currently have a sexually transmitted disease, and there are approximately 20 million new STD cases in the United States every single year.
#9 Thanks to decades of unchecked illegal immigration, membership in criminal gangs has absolutely exploded all over the country. Today, there are 150,000 gang members living in the city of Chicago alone, and they outnumber the police by more than a 10-to-1 margin.
#10 Today, there are more than 4 million adult websites on the Internet, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined. Addiction to these websites has become a major national crisis, and yet very little is being done. One major survey found that 64% of all Christian men in America view "adult material" at least once a month, and a different major survey found that 68% of all Christian men in America view "adult material" on a "regular basis."
#11 When a federal income tax was introduced in 1913, it was fairly simple, and most taxpayers were taxed at a rate of just 1%. Today, the tax code is more than 2 million words long, and the regulations are more than 7 million words long.
#12 Our government continues to waste money in absolutely insane ways. For example, the U.S. military actually spends $42 million a year on Viagra.
#13 We are an extremely, extremely unhappy nation. If you can believe it, doctors in the United States write more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants each year.
#14 In 2007, 54% of all Americans were opposed to gay marriage and only 37% wanted it to be legalized. Today, 62% of all Americans support gay marriage and only 32% are still against it.
#15 The average rate of economic growth over the past 10 years has been exactly equal to the average rate that the U.S. economy grew during the 1930s. We were stunned when we discovered that the U.S. economy had only grown at an average yearly rate of just 1.33% over the past 10 years, and that is the exact same average yearly rate that the U.S. economy grew during the decade of the 1930s.
#16 Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, nearly 60 million American children have been murdered in America's abortion mills. Sadly, the number of children aborted each day in this country is roughly equal to the number of Americans who lost their lives on 9/11.
We are in a critical time in America. We have been warned. God in His mercy has afforded us a time of reprieve to turn and repent for our land to be spared from destruction. It's a Nineveh moment! "The Return" is a chance for America, 40 days prior to our next election, to turn back to God, just like Nineveh. "The Return" is the gathering to spark a movement to gather, fast, pray and repent for our wickedness.
"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion; consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people.
Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber. Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep and say, "Spare your people, O LORD, and make not your heritage a reproach, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"-Joel 2:12-17
Flying by the Seat of Our Pants - By Grant Phillips - https://www.raptureready.com/2020/08/14/flying-by-the-seat-of-our-pants-by-grant-phillips/
To "fly by the seat of your pants" is an idiom that first referenced pilots who began flying at the beginning of aviation. Of course, we immediately think of Orville and Wilbur Wright. They had no instruments, previous experience, training or books. They flew by the seat of their pants, hoping all would work out to their benefit.
Following are some definitions I discovered for "flying by the seat of your pants" on the Internet:
Obviously "flying by the seat of one's pants" doesn't require actual flight. It can refer to many circumstances other than aviation. For example:
Have you ever met _____ (pick a name)? He's the guy who has a quarter tank of gas in his truck and knows there isn't another gas station for the next 100 miles, but instead of stopping for gas, he thinks he can make it.
Then there is _____ (pick a name). She's trying to use her cell phone, but notices it is powered off and won't come back on. For some reason, this happens to her a lot. Let me think now. When did you say you charged it last?
And then there is Mr. _____ (pick a name). His wife just bought a very large swing set for the young 'uns. It came with assembly instructions, but what does this guy do? He ignores the instructions and goes by the picture on the box. (I must confess. I'm guilty.)
Now, let's don't forget little Miss _____ (pick a name). Her high school English teacher is giving them a big test tomorrow, but it's all "True or False," so she has a 50/50 chance of getting the answers correct anyway. So she decides to enjoy herself at the dance tonight, and trust her luck tomorrow.
All of these dear souls are "flying by the seat of their pants," just hoping it will work out for them. I shudder to think of how many people are in hell today because they spent their life "flying by the seat of their pants," hoping it would all work out for them in the end.
If you run out of gas, it may be a miserable day trying to get that resolved, but it can be done.
You may have to wait for your cell phone to be charged, but it will happen.
If worse comes to worst, you can always pick up the assembly instructions and start over. Then the swing set will eventually look like the picture on the box.
If you fail the test, you can actually study for all the remaining tests and possibly improve your grade.
There is always some way to pick up the pieces. Bad decisions on earth can be corrected by making the right decisions in the future. A lesson can be learned by the silly things we do, thereby improving how we proceed in the future.
However, "flying by the seat of our pants" concerning our eternal souls cannot be altered once our body dies. There is only one way we can have eternal life, and that is through Jesus Christ.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).
If we have placed our trust in Jesus, then die, all is well. He promised, and He does not lie.
Unfortunately, millions and millions of people are "flying by the seat of their pants" concerning where they will spend eternity. They're thinking:
If we flitter away our lives here "flying by the seat of our pants," we have nothing to look forward to but an eternity of indescribable misery in hell. Those who are wise will choose to rest their faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who saves us. Only in Him can we have an eternity of indescribable joy with Him in Heaven.
Pre-Rapture Commentary: http://grant-phillips.blogspot.com
Rapture Ready: https://www.raptureready.com/featured/phillips/phillips.html
Daily Jot: Reconciling the irreconcilable - Bill Wilson -
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has said and done some racist things in the not so distant past, and his now running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) was a most critical opponent-before she was chosen as Biden's Vice Presidential candidate. Now, she is saying that she didn't mean her racist claims about Biden. That it was just politics. We have to ask ourselves if that's how Democratic Party politicians view the issues they are promoting-just the game of politics. They are stirring up violence in the streets, demanding the defunding of law enforcement, allowing lawlessness to prevail over racial divisions and now their top candidate is saying her racial accusations were just "politics." What gives?
This was Harris during the July 31, 2019 Democratic Presidential debate: "When Vice President Biden was in the United States Senate working with segregationists to oppose busing, which was the vehicle by which we would integrate America's public schools, had I been in the United States Senate at that time I would have been on the other side of the aisle." Harris was relentless pointing out ,"It was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing...There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bussed to school every day. That little girl was me. So I will tell you that on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate. ...We have to take it seriously.
Fast forward to August 16th on the CBS Late Show. Stephen Colbert asked Harris how she went from being a passionate opponent to becoming pals? She laughed off the question, saying it was a debate. Colbert replied, "So, you don't mean it?" Harris responded, "It was a debate. The whole evening, literally, it was a debate. It was called a debate. There were journalists covering the debate..." Harris's accusations a year ago that Biden supported racism and worked in the Senate to continue the Jim Crow segregation laws against black Americans are extraordinarily serious, yet today she passes these off as just "a debate." How can any of us believe that either Biden or Harris are serious about ending racism and are only pandering for votes?
I'm pretty sure the victims of the riots and looters in Portland, Seattle, Chicago and other places across the country don't think this is just "a debate." This is not just a game. Or is it? Are candidates for office sincere about their beliefs or are they just telling you what you want to hear? Proverbs 6:16-19 states, "These six things does the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren." Is it any surprise that Harris can laugh off Biden's racist actions as just "a debate," something only a year ago she said could not be part of an "intellectual debate," but had to be taken seriously based on principle?
Daily Devotion: Build on Solid Rock - by Greg Laurie -
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. -Matthew 7:24
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/build-on-solid-rock/ - Listen
I've come to realize that I like the idea of the beach more than actually going to the beach. But when I do go, one thing I like about the beach is building sandcastles with my grandkids.
Now, I'm not a great sandcastle builder, but there are other people who build insanely elaborate ones right by the ocean. They're amazing. But to me it seems like the biggest waste of time ever because the tide eventually will rise and wash them away.
It isn't a good idea to build something on sand. Jesus said, "But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn't obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash" (Matthew 7:26-27 NLT).
This person essentially represents a nonbeliever. I'll call him a pseudobeliever who hears the Word of God and doesn't do it. He appears to be a believer when actually he is not.
When you get down to it, we all build our lives on something. We all have a set of values that we live by. Even people who say they have no values actually have values of some kind. That is the foundation of our lives.
So, here's the question: Will your foundation sustain you when the storms of life come?
The storms of life will come our way in some form. It may be a tidal wave of temptation or the slow, eroding effect of more subtle methods of the Enemy. And sometimes one storm will follow another.
So, here's how to really know what your life is built on: If you've built it on sand, you will crumble. But if you've built it on rock-the rock of Jesus Christ-you will stand strong.
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