Prophecy Update Newsletter
November 7, 2016
IN TODAY'S NEWSLETTER...
Election 2016 and the Coming Rapture of the Church - Pete Garcia - http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8332
November 8th, 2016 is a day that many in the US and around the world have longed for since 2009. The US Presidential election has proven this year to be unprecedented in its twists, turns, and revelations in regards to the final two candidates. As with the previous elections, this one has divided the American public, but interestingly, has somewhat galvanized the Christian evangelical vote like never before. A civil war is brewing and the battlefield this time is not on the fields of Antietam or Gettysburg, but in the ballot boxes across the nation.
One candidate has been in the political arena in a number of roles over the last thirty years. At present, she faces charges of extreme corruption, and her power base is made up of globalists, banking cartels, Islamic nations, socialists, communists, and radicals of every type and flavor. Her worldview is blatantly secular humanist but as has been recently revealed it is bordering in and around the satanic.
The other candidate has been a successful businessman and media personality, who until recently, had not engaged much in the way of politics, but has crossed the lines to join both parties over the last three decades. His crude mannerisms, rough language, rash temperament, and economic proclivities have made him a tough candidate for Christian evangelicals to rally around...at first.
At stake are two visions of the America to come. One seeks a continuation of the last eight years. The other, more nationalist and populist, seeks to regain the former glory years of American economic and military might. Which one will emerge victorious? At this point, only God knows, but rest assured, either way, His will and His agenda will remain perfectly on track. Let us for a moment, look at the candidates and see how the political ramifications bear out in the prophetic.
We know according to Scripture passages like Revelation 6 and 13 that the world one day ends up under the control of just one man we know as The Antichrist. He is the 'man of lawlessness' that Paul speaks of in 2nd Thessalonians 2, and whom John sees as the 'Rider on the white horse' in Revelation 6. He is able to wrest control of all the nations of the world, and subjugate everyone into one economic system of buying and selling. Until this generation that would have been impossible simply because the world lacked the technology to tie every nation and every person into one economic system.
We also know that Jesus stated the world would be like the days of Noah, and the days of Lot just prior to His return. (Luke 17) We only have cursory information on both of those time periods but what we do know is that those periods of time were wrought with violence, sexual perversion, supernatural and satanic activity, and the thoughts of man were only evil continually.
At the same time, Jesus stated that the world would not know when He would return. This cannot be speaking of the Second Coming because that is preceded by 21 specific and global judgments that will reduce the world's population by more than half. Furthermore, once the Tribulation begins (Daniel's 70th Week), it is marked at the halfway point by a very specific event...the abomination of desolation.
Rather, Jesus spoke of the time leading up to His return for His bride, the Church. He stated that the world, although reminiscent of the days of Noah and Lot would be carrying on business as usual. Paul added that people would be talking about 'peace and safety' and that this event, the Rapture, would catch the world by surprise and it would be followed by sudden destruction. Thus, the Rapture will be both surprising and catastrophic in its aftermath with the immediate removal of perhaps up to 1 billion humans from around the world.
Jesus, Paul, Peter, Jude, and John were all in agreement that global conditions would progressively go from bad to worse in every aspect of life here on earth. The closer it draws to the end, the more evil people would become, and the more ineffectual the church would become. (Matt. 24:3-14; 2 Tim. 3; 2 Peter 3; Jude; Rev. 3)
Two other very significant indicators also had to be in play for the world to be at the very doorsteps of Christ's return; Israel had to become a nation again, and that the world would increasingly become united in their hatred of Israel. The reason they hate Israel, is because Israel is proof positive that God exists, that Bible prophecy is true, and that Christ will one day return.
So with the aforementioned signs and indicators, let us look at the scenarios each candidate brings to bear should they be the next presidential candidate on November the 9th.
A President Clinton victory
A Hillary Clinton victory on Nov. the 8th would be a resounding kick in the guts to Christians and patriotic people across the nation. It would be disheartening and I would venture to say, a bit frightening given some of her previous statements she's made regarding reining in freedom of religion, particularly that of Christianity. The strongest case for her victory in terms of Scriptural reasoning would be that it is a resounding confirmation of the Biblical descriptions of the global conditions increasingly becoming increasingly vile and wicked.
Moreover, there is a great propensity that the first year of her term in office would largely be overshadowed by the investigations and potential indictment for illegal activity during her tenure as Secretary of State. Not to fear though, she will resort to the tactic that every other despot on the planet does when the scandal at home becomes too great-plunge us into another war. This isn't a war in which she intends to win, she just needs the American public in a prolonged and fruitless distraction. Furthermore, an economic reckoning is coming and it will very likely fall in her lap during her first term.
In terms of Israel, she will keep the status quo with our greatest ally in the Middle East, which means she will continue the current policies of blaming and ostracizing Israel. In terms of the Church in America, she will continue pressing and crushing the civil liberties we currently enjoy: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of worship...specifically targeting only one group-Christians.
If she were to win, she'd only do so by squeaking a victory out, which would enrage a large portion of our society. Civil war is a greater potential under her than ever before, simply due to the amount of corruption and scandal she carries into the office. Furthermore, this wouldn't be civil unrest by simply the tea party 'mom and pop' types...this would extend across law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies which have become galvanized like never before to stop her.
Prognosis: A highly divided America, embroiled in internal turmoil and scandal, wrought with massive economic problems, half-handedly attempting to engage enemy forces across the Middle East, and potentially being on the receiving end of both Russian and Chinese attacks, succumbs to military isolationism, but double-downs on international economic interdependency through ramping up of NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). America rapidly in decline in terms of global standing fits nicely with a non-participant situation in terms of coming to Israel's aid in an Ezekiel 38 scenario.
A President Trump victory
Should Donald Trump be declared the victor on November the 8th, his victory would bring a huge sigh of relief to millions of Americans and former allies of the United States around the world. The greatest moment of turmoil in beginning his transition with President Obama, would be in fact, the handing of 'the baton' from Obama to Trump. A Trump victory would signal a flurry of last minute edicts and executive orders from Obama to-- exonerate Hillary Clinton, further divide Israel, and force a selection of a Supreme Court justice.
In terms of social evils and the rapid cultural decline, I believe that Trump will attempt to put in place competent leaders at every level who will hold wide-scale lawlessness at bay. There is no stopping the overall direction the world is going, but a Trump presidency would start tapping on the brakes, instead of flooring the gas pedal as a Clinton presidency would.
This economic reckoning is still coming, and this will be one of the most significant things President Trump will have to contend with. Under Clinton, it would come, not because the powers that be wanted it to, but that the system itself is due for a course correction. They (power brokers, the Federal Reserve, central banks and international monetary agencies, OPEC, etc.) have largely held it at bay while Obama was busy selling off American sovereignty in exchange for an artificial economic uptick.
But with Trump, there will be no brakes, no stoppage, and no mercy in terms of how deep and far this economic downturn will be. The intent then would be to lay this all at the feet of the Republicans once and for all. Fortunately, Trump has made his fortune understanding economics, and the human condition. It is possible that he could turn this around and make the necessary changes that renegotiates our dealings in regards to currency strength, export/import balances, and the national debt.
In terms of our military standing, he would greatly revamp the ailing and strained US military forces. I would expect that anywhere the US has placed troops, he would seek also to renegotiate the terms of the arrangements so that the US is not wasting resources and potential in unnecessary commitments. I would expect that Russia, Iran, North Korea, and China would be more reluctant to test American resolve under his presidency than under Clinton's.
Trump has made it clear that he would finally recognize Jerusalem as the sole, undivided capital of Israel, something no president has done since they recaptured the eastern half of it in 1967. Prophetically speaking, this is significant because Jesus said....and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21:24)
I am becoming less and less convinced that this means there will be a complete absence of Gentiles in Jerusalem milling about, as this has never been the case even when they were their own kingdom. But were President Trump, the leader of the world's greatest nation, to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel after 49 years of Israeli ownership, this could signal the beginning of the end of Gentile dominion as the world begins to enter into Daniel's 70th Week. I believe that this is the only reason why it hasn't happened yet.
*Put in another way, if recognizing Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel were to work in Satan's favor, it would have already happened 49 years ago. But it doesn't and this is why Satan has been working so hard to prevent this now through eight different US administrations.
Prognosis: This could also mark the time when Christians let their guard down in the United States. This supports the Biblically-based understanding that the church becomes largely lethargic and lukewarm. Hypothetically speaking, if Trump surrounds himself with as much Christian leadership (advisors and cabinet members) as has we have been led to believe, a Rapture would decimate much of our Executive Branch forcing a national realignment, in conjunction with an economic downturn.
First and foremost, the Rapture of the Church is a sign-less event. It doesn't need anything to precede or accompany it for it to occur. That said, Jesus, Peter, and Paul allude to events surrounding it that do not give the day or hour, but point to the season for when it would occur. Secondly remember, that an economic course-correction is coming regardless of who gets elected. Lastly, remember that Bible prophecy almost exclusively deals with only Israel in regards to God's schedule, so Israel should always figure significantly in terms of knowing where and when we are on God's calendar of scheduled events.
Clinton would never acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. First, it would infuriate her base, and secondly, it would infuriate a great many of her Islamic donors. Trump however, has made very clear that he intends to do from day one once he assumes the mantle. How does the recognition of Jerusalem figure into Bible prophecy? Well, if my understanding of Luke 21:24 is correct, it would trigger the end of Gentile dominion, and open the gate so to speak, for the end time events setting the stage for the Tribulation.
A recognition of Jerusalem could be the trigger for several prophetic events such as Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, Ezekiel 38, and Daniel 9:27. Where does the Rapture figure into all these events? Well, it could be before or after a Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17 scenario, but it looks like it precedes both an Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 9:27 scenario...so somewhere in the middle...right about the time when people are crying out for 'peace and safety'
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape... 1 Thess 5:2-3
The US votes amid split FBI, dented national security - http://www.debka.com/article/25763/The-US-votes-amid-split-FBI-dented-nat-security
In the wake of America's elections on Nov. 8, its leading law enforcement agency the FBI (along with its national media) face painful scrutiny over the FBI director James Comey's five months of public decisions in the heat of the election campaign on the issue of the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's careless handling as Secretary of State of official emails through a private server.
In July, he cleared her of criminal charges. Then, on October 28, Comey announced a review of the case in the light of new materials found in the 650,000 emails, discovered on the laptop shared by Clinton's senior aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband, former congressman Anthony Wiener.
Then, Sunday, two days before the election, the FBI chief delivered his second bombshell. He announced that he had not changed his original, July, judgment not to prosecute the Democratic candidate.
In the aftermath of the three decisions, a long FBI investigation is ahead into Hillary Clinton's conduct. However, the FBI itself faces a full-scale congressional probe to find out what went on the Edgar J. Hoover building behind its director's humiliating twists and turns.
The top law-enforcement agency, which normally holds its investigations in strict secrecy, has for five months become a source of leaks about its internal disputes, which acted as lighter fuel for the most unconventional and unpredictable US presidential campaign in living memory
In the past, scrutiny of America's secret bodies was carried out by bipartisan committees. However, in today's corrosively divisive climate, a panel will find it almost impossible to rise above partisan politics to reach agreed conclusions.
debkafile's intelligence experts recall the solution to another sort of dilemma over another covert organization's woes in the late 90s. It was put forward by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the case of Aldrich Ames who served the Russians as a CIA mole for many years before he was caught in 1994.
Moynihan explained that since there is no way to plumb the secrets surrounding a given affair in these clandestine agencies, the only way to cleanse them is to shut them down for good and dismantle them.
That advice is not applicable today. No one is proposing to shut down the FBI and build it anew.
At this point, two things are becoming clear:
1. The federal investigation into Clinton's past in relation to her emails and her improprieties with regard to the Clinton foundation will not end on Nov. 8.
2. The FBI is driven by bitter internal wars; some, but not all, are related to the Clinton case. This was strongly implicit in Comey's three public appearances in the past five months.
It would be wrong to accuse him of protecting the Democratic candidate as her rival Donald Trump did after Comey latest decision to exonerate her.(Trump: "Hillary Clinton is guilty, she knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it and now it's up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8.")
What the Comey struggled to do was to cover up the feuds dividing the bureau, while at the same time preserving its reputation as an unbiased apolitical non-player between the rival camps.
Judging from past experience in other covert organizations in America and other democracies, including the Israeli Shin Bet, the FBI Director could not hope for success. He is now criticized by the two rival US political camps for bias. Furthermore, the inside battles in the bureau are no less savage than overt wars. The FBI must therefore brace itself for unwelcome publicity in the months to come, as the case of Clinton's emails unfolds and emerges as the tip of a highly damaging iceberg.
These battles may also be revealed as touching on unsuspected regions and exposing hitherto unknown scandals..
If Hillary wins the election, she will lose no time in getting rid of James Comey and replacing him with a pawn whom she can trust to work fast to cover up the rifts dividing the bureau's top staff and shelve her own misdemeanors..
Donald Trump as president is also likely to pick a new FBI chief, whom he can count on to make good on his election promise for a thorough investigation into Clinton's actions in the email and foundation cases.
Neither candidate has much chance of resolving the FBI's internal crisis without root canal treatment that could consume years. For now, a radical overhaul of the FBI would be too dangerous, because it would compromise America's main guardian against the constant threat of Islamic terror. At the same time, its capabilities for combating terror are hobbled by its internal disputes.
Brace for Impact - By Patrick Wyett - http://raptureready.com/soap2/wyett34.html
I write this just before the scheduled election of 2016, so I don't know the outcome as yet. God does and so might you by the time you read this. From my spot in time, I offer a few observations. It will be either Hillary or Donald Trump for president. There are third party options but none are relevant as to the outcome except to pull votes away from the only two contenders. Some will not vote, allowing those who do to decide things.
Such a tact does not absolve one of responsibility in this matter, rather, it's an abdication of duty as a citizen of this nation. To my fellow citizens, you are blessed to have the opportunity to vote, to live in a nation where our representatives and leaders seek such assent from the consent of the governed. In all nations throughout most of history, the concept of a person getting to cast a legitimate vote to decide the course of government was unthinkable. God has given us the right to do so here, a right wrested from tyranny at the price of patriot's blood.
For conscience' sake, vote. Honor the God of heaven with your vote and seek His discernment in doing so.
Some say there's no real choice for president. I beg to differ. Donald Trump wasn't my first, second, third or even fourth choice in the primary. But now he's the only choice to defeat the demonstrably most vile, corrupt, criminal liar in the history of American politics. That's a pretty high bar considering the last eight years.
As a side note, Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, has been out campaigning on behalf of Hillary. What a sign of our wicked times; the most unqualified person to ever run for president supporting the most disqualified person to ever run for president. There is a certain consistency with evil.
"Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit." (Matthew 7:16-18)
What of the fruits of the candidates? Donald Trump is pro-life, pro-gun, wants to secure our borders from illegal invasion and seeks to put a halt to the insane importation of Islam into our nation and remove its destructive influence from government. More than words, he has surrounded himself with good people such as Mike Pence, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and many others. Ted Cruz supports Mr. Trump.
Donald Trump has said, "I will protect (Christians)... because we're not being protected," and "a Trump administration, our Christian heritage will be cherished, protected, defended like you've never seen before." Protected from the likes of the Clinton crime syndicate.
Speaking of which...
Hillary Clinton and the words "corrupt" and "evil" have become synonymous. Her fruit is well-known. She is a staunch supporter of any and all abortion, up to the birth of the child. She defends the baby slaughterhouses of Planned Parenthood and idolizes its racist founder, Margaret Sanger.
Hillary's vocally anti-gun, not surprising from a Saul Alinsky Marxist. Learn from history or be victim to its repetition. The horrific government-sponsored massacres of the 20th century were preceded by civilian disarmaments.
The defenseless are so much easier to slaughter than the armed.
Hillary openly advocates for open borders (the destruction of our nation's sovereignty), wants to greatly expand the importation of Muslims into the country, and champions the homosexual agenda.
I detailed her email-related treason and criminality in my last article, "As the World Burns." More recent revelations have uncovered the sickening pedophile activities that both she and Bill have participated in. The information out there if you have the stomach for it. Key words "Jeffrey Epstein" and "Orgy Island."
Read the first chapter of Romans. Hillary, by biblical definition, is a hater of God. And by simple human observation, a hater of America and of humanity. Her profane tirades are legion, one in particular related to me by a friend who personally endured one.
Hatred gushes from her mouth like an overflowing toilet without a shut-off valve.
Despite these things, I hear those claiming to be Christians supporting Hillary. This is a grave contradiction between word and action.
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (Holy Spirit) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove (reprimand) the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment." (John 16:7-8)
Every true Christian has the Holy Spirit indwelling in us, giving us discernment of good and evil. This is not a gift of the Holy Spirit, it is an essential function. Those lacking discernment about Hillary Clinton have not the Holy Spirit within them. One can't be in open rebellion against God and have a Christian faith. The two are diametrically opposed. We are to repent of evil, not vote for it.
I realize the gravity and implications of what I just wrote.
Yet I write the hard things that must be said to warn deceived people of the judgment that they face. If party or personal ideology take priority over God's moral absolutes, these things are your god, not the one true God of the Bible.
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." (Matthew 6:24)
Mammon usually in context refers to money but can apply to anything worldly and not of God. Dear ones, no true Christian can support Hillary Clinton. Yes I know of Donald Trump's past. It's his future that intrigues me. As I've detailed, he's the best option. The last perfect man in an election lost to Barabbas 2000 years ago. Through His loss, we as Christians have won eternal life.
As for now, we have an obligation and duty to our faith and country. What's that look like?
Is there a global conspiracy to rule the world?
Revelation certainly confirms this as Satan's plan. Of interest, you'd have to be 58 years old or older to have voted in a presidential election year that hasn't featured a Bush or Clinton running for president or vice-president. 1976 was the last time this wasn't the case, save 2012 in which Hillary was secretary of state, personally enriching herself by selling influence to finance her current run at the White House.
1980; George HW Bush ran for president in the primary, lost to Ronald Reagan and became his running mate. 1984; George HW Bush, vice-president. 1988; George HW Bush, president. 1992; George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, president. 1996; Bill Clinton, president. 2000; George W. Bush, president. 2004; George W. Bush, president. 2008; Hillary Clinton, president (lost in primary). 2012, Hillary Clinton part of the Obama team. 2016; Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, president.
Will Trump win? Despite the desperately skewed polls, I believe he has a decisive lead in the popular vote. In our lawless government, that might not be enough.
My feeling is the only way that Hillary can win is by massive voter fraud, the likes of which we're already seeing and has been verified as a core campaign strategy throughout Hillary's criminal run. Just ask Bernie. Or Donald.
Look up videos from Project Veritas for an inside look and admission of such tactics, going back many years. Let me give you a brief preview.
Scott Foval, a point man for Hillary and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for such things as inciting violence at Trump rallies and facilitating voter fraud, was fired from his position only after the Project Veritas videos came out. Please note, he wasn't fired because he did these things.
These actions are what he was paid to do. Such illegal, immoral and unethical conduct was his job duty as assigned by Hillary and the DNC with their full knowledge and oversight.
Foval was fired only because he got caught admitting to what he was doing and who was directing him. You think he might still be doing the same things, just getting paid by a different route? I bet he keeps his mouth shut from now on.
Whoever wins, there will be blowback. This nation is divided much as it was prior to the Civil War. In some ways more so.
Much can still happen between now, the election and the inauguration of a new president. It will not be a smooth transition, if indeed there is one.
Theories abound as to what is yet to come. Take comfort in knowing that nothing surprises God. He never scratches His head and blurts, "Wow, I never saw that coming." All-knowing, omniscient, omnipresent, all-powerful, and invincible. Loving and merciful, yet righteous and holy. Those who execute evil plans play right into God's master plan.
Sin will be judged, evil will be vanquished. Fear not for the things that must yet come. Heaven awaits.
Don't place your faith in election outcomes, put your faith, all of it, in Jesus. The King is coming!
But until then, until you see Him with your own eyes, be about your Father's business. Light and salt my friends. As Patrick Henry said, "The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
Elections are barometers in the battle of good versus evil. Let us see how November 8 is decided.
That said, brace for impact.
Rejoicing or Mourning - By Daymond Duck -
Some believe King Solomon wrote three books in the Bible: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. He is widely recognized as one of the wisest men who ever lived.
His writings were inspired by the Holy Spirit. They have been quoted for close to three thousand years.
With an election going on, something he wrote is on my mind: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn" (Prov. 29:2).
It is not my purpose to declare that Donald Trump is righteous or that Hillary Clinton is wicked. God has not granted that authority to me or any other mortal human being.
There is none righteous no not one, especially Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, myself and everyone that has ever lived except for the Lord Jesus Christ. All of us are fallen people on a fallen planet.
I love what America used to be, but I grieve terribly over what America has become. And as I understand Bible prophecy, America and the world are going to get worse not better. For this reason, I am eagerly anticipating the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His Church.
Millions of people have voted, but I haven't yet, and crunch time is here. Am I going to vote for a Republican or for a Democrat? Am I going to vote for the American people to rejoice or for the American people to mourn?
This election has more at stake than which political party to vote for. Rejoicing and mourning are also on the ballot. Our future and the future of our children and grandchildren are on the ballot, too.
This is consistent with what God told Abraham: "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee" (Gen. 12:2). A nation and people can choose to be blessed by God or they can choose to be cursed by God.
The people we choose to rule over us have a direct bearing on the quality of our lives. They are ministers of God for rejoicing or ministers of God for mourning (Rom. 13:4).
It may alarm some, but I even believe that the Bible teaches that we can participate in the sins of others by wrongfully putting them in positions of authority (1 Tim. 5:22).
So when I step into that booth to vote, my first priority should be: "Which person does God want me to vote for?" Perhaps, my second priority should be, "Which person is best for America? And one of my least priorities should be to which political party they belong.
Personally, I don't want to participate in mistreating women and children. Donald Trump was recorded using offensive vulgar language, but Hillary Clinton has taken millions of dollars from Arab countries that condone the oppression, rape and murder of women and children. The leaders of these countries remain silent while they finance ISIS who is raping, killing and selling thousands of women and children into slavery.
Personally, I don't want to participate in abortion because that is murder. Donald Trump is speaking against it while Hillary Clinton has long fought to make abortion even more available and common place. Abortion is used to take the lives of 125,000 babies worldwide every day, but that is not enough for Hillary. She has recently come out in support of the hideous late term partial-birth abortion.
Personally, I don't want to participate in a one-world government because the Bible says it is coming, and it will be satanic. Donald Trump is against globalization and Hillary Clinton is 100 percent for it. Clinton's campaign chairman is a member of the Trilateral Commission-a group that is pushing for a one-world government.
Personally, I don't want to participate in lies, fraud, greed, scandal and cover-up. Both candidates are dealing with problems in this area, but it has been a long-time way of life for Hillary Clinton, and there is a big difference the kind of judges the two candidates would put on the U.S. Supreme Court. Because of the ages of the current members of the court, the next president of the United States could conceivably appoint three, possibly four justices.
These appointees will dramatically affect our lives over the next 30-plus years. My children and grandchildren will have to live in a nation that will be required to abide by their rulings. I can't support the candidate who would appoint judges that will rule against our religious freedoms. Trump has promised to appoint conservative judges, while Clinton will appoint very liberal judges that she can control.
Personally, I don't want to participate in harming immigrants, but we are being told that Social Security, Medicare and our healthcare system are going broke. Part of the problem is the generous benefits that are going to illegal immigrants.
And it seems to me that it is wrong to destroy the benefits of our current citizens to buy votes from non-citizens. One candidate wants to reduce illegal immigration and the other wants to greatly increase it by over 500 percent.
Personally, I don't want to be a racist because racism is wrong, but it is one thing to talk about the plight of the poor and another thing to do something about it. One candidate is being called a racist and the other has been in politics for more than 30 years and the plight of blacks has gotten worse not better.
There is much more and I am sure that many people will be upset with me for writing this article, but I need to move on to something else.
I was recently asked something like this, "As a preacher, what do you say to people about this election?"
I say we need to pray for both candidates, pray for their salvation, pray that God will surround them with godly advisers, pray that God will show them mercy, grace, and more.
We also need to pray for the Church, our nation and ourselves. We have gotten off track and we need genuine revival. Without it, Satan the father of lies, and the Antichrist-a liar and a deceiver, will soon take over this country. Please vote, but remember that your vote should be for more than party politics.
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck
The 2016 Presidential Election on a Doomed Titanic! - David Pepe - http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2016/11/the-2016-presidential-election-of.html
Dear Friends, those upon the Titanic did not need to hear optimistic remedies of how to fix a doomed and sinking ship but rather hear, "Man the life boats!"; and if you missed the life boats, Almighty God has provided a Savior for the world beyond that awaits us if you should so choose.
We as a nation - at the absolute end of our journey - do not need to tell people to have hope in a lawless agenda, moral relativism totalitarianism, anti Judeo/Christian values and absolutes which is offered by both political parties (one party abundantly more than the other). The political fall-out and consequence of our past and present have fully saturated and ravished our nation's inhabitants beyond all repair. The EXPONENTIAL technology of our day is EXPONENTIALLY accelerating our rot as a people and Satan's "Do as thou wilt" godless philosophy is the ideology of our land from top to bottom. Eventually, American progressives, liberals, moderates and conservatives who know NOT the Lord as their Savior will enter into the Day of the Lord like it or not (Matt. 24, Rev. 6-19).
In this 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both running for captain of the Titanic, which has only 10 minutes left before her doom. A Donald Trump win may slow our nation's EXPONENTIAL implosion down a micro second but a Hillary Clinton win will instantly accelerate the rot and doom of our nation. The tragedy of all of this is the ignorance of the majority of Americans in both parties and their ideology of false optimism which reigns as king today in America. We need to do all we can for our doomed nation but we should absolutely NOT trust in it because we are at the extreme breaking point of our post Judeo/Christian nation. The Four Horsemen are about to ride (Rev. 6) and it is well past the time for all of our "great ideas" on fixing America and well past the time to repair the EXPONENTIAL growing rot and devastation here in America (socially and financially). That assessment and diagnosis is one SUPER ABOUNDING REALITY that the majority of Americans DO NOT want to see or entertain. It is even to dark and negative for some who should have eyes to see and be blowing the trumpet of alarm to America that, " the Day of the Lord is at hand and Messiah's return!" In the pending and great horrifying doom which is set before us, the believer in Jesus Christ can trust that we are His and are ETERNALLY safe from all harm (Rom. 8:26-39)! ETERNITY with ALMIGHTY God is our home and we are just pilgrims of this fallen earth (Col. 3:1-4, Heb. 11:13). Our ETERNAL hope is in Heaven FOREVERMORE with the Savior and this world is passing away (1 John 2:15-17). We need now more than ever to trust in the Lord and have faith in our ETERNAL Anchor and Hope (Titus 2:13, Heb. 6:19).
We started this blog eight years ago and we have seen everything that the Lord has laid upon our hearts to tell you come to pass here in America. Our nation's plagues have never gotten better but only EXPONENTIALLY worse! If you have eyes to see and have been following the Spirit's leading in these trying days then you will understand what we are trying to convey to you. If you have not, then this message which we have put before you will sound like the crazy foolish babblings of a Christian end times zealot and kook.
My dear friends, may we all play the man/women that our Savior has called us to be and do our part as a child of God seeking the Father's will for His glory, ever redeeming to time for indeed our day is evil (Eph. 5:15-16). Use our nation's crises and soon demise to cause people to think and let them know that there is always an ETERNAL wonderful hope in Jesus Christ; for all the prophecies which speak of the end times which are to be found in Almighty God's Word are are about to become REALITY to this godless demonically drunken world and when that time does come they will know that God's messenger was sent unto them (Rev. 6-19). God speed for God's glory!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
My Review of "Rapture Ready...Or Not?"
Over the last 35 years, I have literally read hundreds of books on Bible Prophecy and End Time signs. I especially enjoy books on the Rapture, and I have read almost every Rapture-related book published. In all those years, devouring thousands of pages, and millions of words, I have not read a better book on the Rapture than, Rapture Ready...Or Not?
Terry James might be physically blind, but he is spiritually sharp and well discerning beyond most authors. In "Rapture Ready...Or Not?" Terry has nailed the pre-trib Rapture, and removed any doubt what so ever about the Church going through the Tribulation. With great insight and Godly discernment, Terry explains with simple, yet profound words, why and how that he has come to believe the ways he does about the Rapture, the Tribulation, and the End Times scenario. I think after reading "Rapture Ready...Or Not?" you too will believe as Terry does, and be Ready for the Rapture like never before! - Randy Thomas - Publisher / Editor - Prophecy Update
For more information and or to get your copy of "Rapture Ready...Or Not?" use this link: http://www.raptureready.com/terry/book35.html
Sober warning from 1 of greatest preachers of our age - Bill Federer - http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/sober-warning-from-1-of-greatest-preachers-of-our-age/?cat_orig=faith
Bill Federer recounts omens about 'storm clouds gathering on the horizon'
"America has gone a long way down the wrong road. We must turn around and go back and change roads. If ever we needed God's help, it is now. ..." - stated Billy Graham, as he received the Congressional Gold Medal, May 2, 1996.
Billy Graham continued: "If ever we needed spiritual renewal, it in now. And it can begin today in each one of our lives, as we repent before God and yield ourselves to Him and His Word."
Billy Graham has had an unprecedented friendship with every U.S. president since Truman. Born Nov. 7, 1918, Billy Graham wanted to be a baseball player, but after attending a revival at age 16, his life changed. Billy Graham became an evangelist and addressed crowds around the world.
At a news conference, March 21, 1956, President Eisenhower stated: "This is what I see in Billy Graham - A man who clearly understands that any advance in the world has got to be accompanied by a clear realization that man is, after all, a spiritual being."
John F. Kennedy told the presidential prayer breakfast, March 1, 1962: "We bear great responsibilities and great burdens not only to ourselves in this country but to so many around the world. ... I commend ... Reverend Billy Graham, who has served this cause about which I speak so well here and around the world. He has, I think, transmitted this most important quality of our common commitments to faith in a way which makes all of us particularly proud."
Ronald Reagan introduced Billy Graham at a California rally: "Why is a representative of government here? To welcome with humble pride a man whose mission in life has been to remind us that in all our seeking ... the answer to each problem is to be found in the simple words of Jesus of Nazareth, who urged us to love one another."
Billy Graham stated: "Bad politicians are elected by good people who don't vote."
Upon receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, May 2, 1996, Billy Graham continued his message, "The Hope for America": "After World War II ... we had the opportunity to rule the world. ... Something has happened since those days and there is much about America that is no longer good ... the list is almost endless. ... We have confused liberty with license - and we are paying the awful price. We are a society poised on the brink of self-destruction. ..."
Billy Graham continued: "What is the problem? The real problem is within ourselves. ... I believe the fundamental crisis of our time is a crisis of the spirit. We have lost sight of the moral and spiritual principles on which this nation was established - principles drawn largely from the Judeo-Christian tradition as found in the Bible. ... What must be done? Let me briefly suggest three things. First, we must repent. In the depths of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln called for special days of public repentance and prayer. Our need for repentance is no less today. ..."
Billy Graham added: "What does repentance mean? Repentance means to change our thinking and our way of living. It means to turn from our sins and to commit ourselves to God and His will. Over 2700 years ago the Old Testament prophet Isaiah declared 'Seek the Lord while he may be found, call on Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon' (Isaiah 55: 6-7, NIV). ..."
Billy Graham added: "Second, we must commit our lives to God, and to the moral and spiritual truths that have made this nation great. Think how different our nation would be if we sought to follow the simple and yet profound injunctions of the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. But we must respond to God, Who is offering us forgiveness, mercy, supernatural help, and the power to change."
Billy Graham concluded: "Third, our commitment must be translated into action - in our homes, in our neighborhoods, and in our society. Jesus taught there are only two roads in life. One in the broad road that is easy and well-traveled, but which leads to destruction. The other, He said, is the narrow road of truth and faith that at times is hard and lonely, but which leads to life and salvation. ... What are YOU going to do? ... As I look out across this distinguished group gathered here, I see more than a few men and women who have what it takes, under God, to lead our country forward 'through the night.'"
Rev. Billy Graham gave a sober warning on Oct. 27, 2015: "In the event of a national catastrophe, much confusion, terror and consternation would reign. ... Suppose persecution were to come to the church in America, as it has come in other countries. The immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual. Christ strongly warned Christians that to follow Him would not be popular, and that in most circumstances it would mean cross-bearing and persecution. The Bible says that all who 'desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution' (2 Timothy 3:12). Jesus said that as the time of His return draws nigh, 'They will seize you and persecute you' (Luke 21:12). We have no scriptural foundation for believing that we can forever escape being persecuted for Christ's sake. The normal condition for Christians is that we should suffer persecution. Are you willing to face persecution and death for Christ's sake?"
Billy Graham continued: "Since we have experienced little religious persecution in this country, it is likely that under pressure many would deny Christ. Those who shout the loudest about their faith may surrender soonest. Many who boast of being courageous would be cowardly. Many who say, 'Though all others deny Christ, yet I will never deny Him,' would be the first to warm their hands at the campfires of the enemy. Jesus, in speaking of the last times, warned, 'Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake' (Matthew 24:9). The Scripture says, 'because iniquity will abound, the love of many will grow cold' (Matthew 24:12). The apostle Paul, referring to the coming evil day, said, 'Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done all, to stand' (Ephesians 6:13)."
Rev. Billy Graham explained further: "Even though most Americans see the storm clouds gathering on the horizon, by and large we are making few preparations to meet God. This is a time for repentance and faith. It is a time for soul-searching, to see if our anchor holds. Have you been to the cross where Christ shed His blood for your sins? Have you had the past forgiven? Have you come by faith, confessing that you are a sinner and receiving Christ as your Savior? I tell you that this cross is the only place of refuge in the midst of the storm of judgment that is fast approaching. Make sure of your relationship with God."
Billy Graham concluded: "We must fortify ourselves by meditating upon the person of Christ... Christ must be vitally real to us if we are to prove loyal to Him in the hours of crisis. Today our nation ranks as the greatest power on the face of the earth. But if we put our trust in armed might instead of Almighty God, the coming conflict could conceivably go against us. History and the Bible indicate that mechanical and material might are insufficient in times of great crisis. We need the inner strength that comes from a personal, vital relationship with God's Son, Jesus Christ. The wheels of God's judgment can be heard by discerning souls across the length and breadth of nations. Things are happening fast! The need for a return to God has never been more urgent.
"The words of Isaiah are appropriate for us today: 'Seek the Lord while He may be found, call you upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.'"
Daily Jot: Voter fraud and stolen elections - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
There has been much circulating the Internet this year about voter fraud. There are videos that actually show voter machines changing votes from Republican to Democrat. There are also reports of dead people voting, illegals voting, and felons voting. Alas, the Progressives (translated communists) have progressed this country so well that stealing elections is one sure way to advance the cause. They have applied enough political pressure to do away with the paper ballot. Thus we have voter machines that electronically record and tally your votes. By early indications, votes are already being stolen, but the progressives laugh and roll their eyes about these charges, dismissing them as wild conspiracy theories.
Across the country there has been documentation where people have cast their votes early, but the voter machines keep counting for the Democratic candidate when the people have actually voted for the Republican. Elections officials say the machines are operating properly, but may need to be "re-calibrated." In other words, if a voter catches these machines malfunctioning, which apparently have been programed in favor of Democrats, they need to be reported and "re-calibrated." Question is: how many early votes were stolen before someone was observant enough to notice that the machine did not correctly record their vote? How do we know any machine correctly records the vote?
The fact is, we don't. In the days when we had paper ballots, even machines punching paper ballots, at least we knew that our vote was our vote. Of course, the Progressives used the "hanging chad" issue to switch things in their favor--to electronic voting machines. Now what happens if just one vote per precinct is stolen electronically? One vote per precinct would have elected Richard Nixon over John F Kennedy. The same with Al Gore over George W Bush. As it was, Gore won the popular vote and Bush won the electoral college. So voting machines could make more of a difference in this election than you might think. In the last presidential election, the Republican National Committee (RNC) thought it was a problem.
In 2012, the RNC wrote a letter to Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller pointing out how machines are not recording the correct vote. Miller called the claims "irresponsible and unfortunate" and defended the voting machines. Miller said the claims "undermine the public's confidence in the electoral process." DUH! Nothing has really changed. In 2012, I demanded a paper ballot in Maryland. They told me it was against the law. So be vigilant to make sure your vote is what you voted. Check that ballot before you finalize it. If there is a problem, call for help and stay there till it's fixed. It's time for us to start changing this progressive mess. Psalm 101:7 says, "He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight." It's time to say "Not in my house." Don't to give these deceivers the chance to sin against you.
Daily Jot Special Election Report - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
I'm sitting here in my office sipping on a cup of coffee and reflecting on this election. That is what prompted me to write you one last time before the election day Daily Jot. At 61 years of age, I cannot think of a time during my life where we as Americans have been faced with such choices during elections. It's downright sad. Under no circumstances would any honorable person seek the highest office in the land, let alone the most powerful in the world, carrying such corruption. Any honorable person would not have even attempted it. We have a candidate in this election that does not meet the smell test for any office. Is this what our nation has come to? And sadly, the answer is "yes" no matter the outcome.
No Matter The Outcome. Irrespective of what happens on Tuesday, the entire election season should serve as a warning to all Americans, especially those of us who call ourselves Christians. We Christians are responsible. Regardless of who wins Tuesday's election, we as the grafted in people of God, have a lot of work to do. You know, the sun will come up on Wednesday morning. People will go about their business as it has been for centuries. We will survive the decision of the majority. I have seen, even lived in places where there are dictatorships and repressive governments. People still survive. They have families. They find a way to make it. And they can smile and laugh some of the time. But we have work to do.
Churches need to hold the line on accountability. Those of us who are Christians need to lead by example. We need to lead. And it can't be some wacked out emotional, extra-biblical, self-indulgent type of leadership. We need to get back to the basics of the Bible and learn what God wants and expects from us. We Christians have presented so many types of Christ to the public that the public thinks we're nuts. And while everyone has their opinion, probably we all need to just get back to the scriptures and figure out who we are-not based on what some preacher is saying from what he learned from some other guy-but what the word actually says about the doctrines we are being taught. And if they don't align with the scriptures, we need to cleanse the pulpit from these nice, but wrong-minded people.
You see, one candidate is going to slow down the communist takeover of this nation. The other is going to speed it up. One of the foundational principles of communism is replacing God with government. That could never be done if the "Church" was healthy and strong. So it starts with us, no matter what happens Tuesday. 1 Peter 4:17 says, "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" Either outcome, we will survive, but this election will hit us the hardest. We have to become focused on the Lord, what He wants, and how He wants us to do it. We need to show sensible leadership. It starts with us.
Daily Devotion: Forgiveness Brings Courage - Greg Laurie - www.harvest.org
Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. -John 8:36
Sometimes people have a hard time believing they have been forgiven by God. They walk around with guilt and feel almost as though they will be able to pay some kind of penance by continuing to beat themselves up over their sins. But they need to accept the forgiveness that Christ has given to them and start behaving like a forgiven person, realizing that "if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed" (John 8:36).
In Matthew 9, we find the story of a paralyzed man who was carried by his friends into the presence of Jesus. When Jesus saw the faith of his friends, He said to the man, "Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you" (verse 2). This is the first time we see Jesus' use of the phrase, "Be of good cheer," and He used it when He was assuring a man that his sins were forgiven.
Now, it doesn't seem like they brought him to Jesus to have his sins forgiven; it seems like they brought him to be healed. So Jesus went on to say, "For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"-then He said to the man, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house" (verses 5-6). And the man did.
Jesus forgave this man of his sins, and in this case, God's forgiveness brought courage. God does His part, and then we must do ours. You see, God gives His forgiveness to us, and we must accept that forgiveness.
Are you living in God's forgiveness? Or, are you living in guilt because you are unwilling to accept it?
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