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Distress Of Nations

tsunami2“Distress of Nations.” This is a phrase spoken of in the Book of Luke concerning End Times. Read it for yourself in Luke 21:25 and forward, “And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heaven shall be shaken.” We are not all the way into the time spoken of here; however, I have never seen as much distress of nations in my lifetime as there is right now in the world. Have you noticed it? There is much unrest among people groups all across the world. The Middle-East is a perfect example of this. The so-called Arab Spring saw a major uproar among the Arab nations, including Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Oman, Algeria, Jordan, Amman and Kuwait. Egypt is not really an Arab nation, but it has seen the overthrow of two rulers in the last three years. Iraq, Syria and Lebanon have been torn apart by internal conflict and this is just in the Middle-East. Western nations have suffered much distress through economic upheaval, with many nation’s financial institutions either teetering on the verge of collapse or having to take drastic measures to prop up their economies. These 19 countries are in poor financial health: Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Pakistan, Venezuela, Spain, Iceland, United States, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Japan, Italy, Hungary, Finland, Egypt, Canada, Belgium and Argentina.  The country of Mexico has experienced incredible turmoil by reason of the drug wars with 60,000 killed between 2006-2012, not counting from 2012-2014, and 22,000 missing. The religion of Islam is perhaps the number one contributor to distress of nations. In dozens of countries throughout the world, Muslims are disrupting governments, including disrupting life in the Unites States. Over 100 million Muslims believe that their god Allah desires world conquest by whatever means necessary, including war, terrorism, decapitation, chaos and mayhem. British Muslim imam/cleric Anjem Choudary reportedly said this in an interview this past week: terrorizing the enemy is in fact a part of Islam.

The end is fast approaching my friends. Who wants to hear words like these? but it is foolish to ignore the signs all around us. Know this: as bad as things are, they are going to get much worse. The nations and peoples of the world have turned their backs on Almighty God YaHVeH. Satan, the adversary, the destroyer, the enemy of men’s souls, has been granted an open door by the peoples of the world to bring distress upon the earth. It is this way because of the power of choice given to us by the Great Creator YaHVeH. When a nation honors YaHVeH, you see the emergence of greatness, such as the United States of America. When a nation turns its back on YaHVeH, you see the decline of that nation, such as what is going on now in the United States of America. Going back to our passage in the Book of Luke chapter 21, disruption on this earth will increase dramatically. There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. The sea and the waves will roar in such scary fashion, that men’s hearts will fail them as they see the things coming on the earth. These things will not happen because of carbon emissions at the hands of man known as “global warming”, but because of the sins of mankind. The earth will reel to and fro as a drunkard as stated in the Book of Isaiah chapter 24. The cosmos will shake as stated in Luke 21:26, Matthew 24:29 and Mark 13:25. There will be more distress of nations with perplexity. The nations will be in a quandry for answers, but no answer will be found, because YaHVeH is the wellspring of all wisdom and knowledge. It is high time for all humans that have ears to hear and do not want to perish eternally to get their house in order. Let us turn to YaHVeH our Creator while there is still time. Revelation 3:20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with Me.

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Impostor

4357525-young-man-wearing-a-suit-and-a-white-maskThere is an impostor waiting in the wings. He will be the most deceptive impostor of all time. He is known by certain epithets;
such as, anti-Christ, man of sin, the lawless one, the son of perdition, the beast. He will deceive most of the world including a large percentage of professing Christians; therefore, it is extremely important to be vigilant against this man’s appearing. I wish to give you important clues concerning this person. Daniel chapter 8 seems to indicate that this person will come out of Alexander the Great’s empire.  Revelation chapter six in the opening of the first seal speaks of a man with a bow and a crown going forth conquering and to conquer. 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 teaches of this person sitting in the temple of Almighty God claiming to be God. This chapter also indicates that the Church will still be on earth at the time of this man’s revealing. Revelation chapter 13 indicates that he will have a deadly wound with a sword and yet he will survive the wound and most of the world will wonder after him. He will blaspheme or vilify Almighty God. Daniel chapter 11:37 says he will not regard the God of his fathers and will not regard the desire of women and he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. This same chapter talks about him coming in peacefully and obtaining the kingdom through flatteries. Ezekiel chapters 38 seems to speak of him being of Meshech and Tubal and the land of Magog and calls this person Gog. Daniel chapter 7 talks about a person whose efforts include the changing of times and laws and apparently this same person will wear out the saints. Revelation chapter 13 talks about him making war with the saints and overcoming them and describes the forcing of the inhabitants of the earth to receive a marking in either their right hand or forehead, without which they will be able to neither buy nor sell. 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 also says there has been a restraint placed in the way of the revealing of this man of sin, until the time is right for him to be made known.

Satan has desired to bring forth this person for well over a thousand years, but has been unable to do so because of the restraint that Almighty God has placed before him. You see, Satan and the false messiah will move forward only when the Almighty is ready for them to. They have their purpose in the Creator’s master plan, but they are limited as to what they can do. You can be sure of this, that when said restraint is removed, Satan will move quickly in his attempt to take full advantage of this opportunity. This duo will be so deceptive that Matthew 24:24 says, that if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect. This describes extreme danger for all those who dwell on the face of the earth, including Christians. It is no accident, that Almighty God sends people like me and others to give warning. Whoever has ears to hear what the Holy Spirit says, will make proper and adequate preparation for what is to come. The careless and rebellious will be caught off guard as they sleep figuratively speaking. Christ will return for His Church at the least expected moment and there will be no excuse. This is a very sobering message and I tremble at its ramifications. The Holy Bible speaks of end-time players such as Israel, Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, the Northern Army, the kings of the East, Persia, Magog and others, but there is little to no mention of the United States of America. It seems obvious at the very least, that the United States will no longer enjoy superpower status and at the worst will no longer be a nation. I suspect it will be somewhere in between. My point is this: apparently the United States will be so diminished from its present position in the world, that it will no longer be one of the major players in end time events. This ought to be enough to shake America up, for it speaks of very troublesome times ahead for us; but alas, America continues to party its way into oblivion. Call me a prophet of doom if you wish, but the signs are all around for us to see. It takes a really wise person to maintain vigilance. Many people, when warned, will take note for a little while and then will grow weary, casting aside all caution. Those who set up watch and maintain this posture will be the ones who gladly enter into the joy of their Lord; and for the rest there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. I plead with you, for the sake of your soul, to know Christ and to follow Him sincerely in your heart. All of us have sinned a fallen short of the glory of Almighty God including myself. If after you come to Christ, you stumble and fall, you must repent and get back on the path of rightness before the Almighty. He is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance. Do not be deceived by the impostor of impostors, when he appears on the world stage.

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The First Seal

antiChristAnd I saw and behold a white horse: and he that sat upon him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering and to conquer. Revelation 6:2

Some time ago I sought the answer to this question: What event signals the beginning of the 7 year tribulation period? I searched high and low for the answer; but alas, it seemed to be quite elusive. Apparently the Holy Spirit desires that we diligently search for answers and not half-heartedly. After a good bit of consideration I believe I know the answer. If you read Revelation chapter five, there is a story about a little book that is sealed with seven seals. No man was found in heaven, earth or under the earth, that was worthy to open the book. The writer of Revelation, the apostle John, wept much because there was no man found worthy to open the book. One of the 24 elders tells John not to weep, because there is one who had prevailed to open the book, even the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, and to loose the seven seals. The little book was written by Almighty God concerning the end of the world as we know it, and the seven seals are the progressions of this end. Apparently the opening of the first seal signals the beginning of these two 3 1/2 year periods equaling seven years. When the first seal is opened, a rider rides forth on a white horse. It seems very sure that this man is non other than the anti-Christ. He is also referred to as the son of perdition or the man of sin. He goes forth to take control of the earth. Revelation chapter 13 seems to say quite a lot about this man and the one-world government he sets up. He is given much power to rule the earth and have his way for 42 months. He will conquer the world, he will force people to accept his mark/stamp either in their right hand or forehead, he will slaughter multitudes who refuse to go along with him, he will go into the temple of Almighty God and claim to be God and he will be extremely persuasive in convincing the world of his greatness and divinity. The majority of people on the earth will be mesmerized by him and deceived by his exceedingly great deceitfulness. They will buy into his lies to the extent of killing the people who do not agree to take the mark/stamp of this deceiver. Many professing Christians will defect from the truth to follow this deceiver. He is the epitome of the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. He will appear to be the real Messiah, but he is not the Messiah at all. Those deceived by him will accept him as the Messiah and will put their trust in him. In the second book of Thessalonians chapter two, Almighty God warns us that this evil man will be revealed before Yahshua Jesus Christ (the real Messiah) comes for His bride the Church. The warning in this passage is so strong, that you need to be aware of the danger to men’s souls, even the danger that is posed to the souls of  Christians. Are you a  Christian? Then you have been warned. I beg you not to fall prey to this evil spirit of anti-Christ, for many will fall away from the truth and believe the lies. Not one jot or tittle will pass from the law until all is fulfilled. Whoever has an ear to hear, let them hear. Not long before the son of perdition is revealed, Almighty God will remove the mighty restraint that has been placed in the way of this evil. Once the Almighty removes this restraint from before the son of perdition, all hell will break loose on the earth literally. One last thing: the people who put their undying trust in Yahshua Jesus need not fear this evil man, for eternal life awaits them. When all is said and done, and when all the smoke clears, Almighty God will send His angel from heaven to  take hold of Satan and toss him into the bottomless pit, bound by a chain. Almighty God YaHVeH reigns forever and forever and all of His judgments are 100% right and good, blessed be His name.

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King of Kings

images (1)Yahshua Jesus instructed his disciples to bring a certain donkey to Him. He then mounted up and proceeded to ride into Jerusalem the holy city. Throngs of people placed their cloaks in the road before Him, waving palm branches and celebrating the coming of Messiah (Meshiak). Yahshua Jesus did not ask permission to do this: He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He deservedly received their worship and praise. The Jewish rulers were incensed and desired Him to silence the celebrators; to which He responded, “If these hush the stones would immediately cry out”. One week later Christ deliberately delivered Himself into the hands of His adversaries to become a blood sacrifice for sins.  He exercised incredible self-control in submitting to crucifixion, when He could have slaughtered His tormentors effortlessly. HalleleuYaH  to the mighty warrior Yahshua! The world is full of people who resist their own Creator, and Almighty God has appointed a grace period in which He indulges this foolishness.  He waits patiently, while most of the world treats Him spitefully. He is undaunted by these rebellious souls, who SEEM to rule the day. The Almighty has prepared a day for righting all wrongs and for bringing 100% justice to all people. He sits serenely on His thrown as they vainly hurl their insults and smugly proclaim disbelief in His very existence. It is His hearts desire to be a Loving Father even to the brashest of the brash. At the appointed time, Christ will warrior into Jerusalem on a white horse with the title “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” written plainly for all to see. The time for riding lowly donkeys and withholding His mighty hand will have passed and the fate of billions will be sealed.

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Son of Perdition

wolf sheep clothing“MUST KNOW” details concerning the coming of Christ and concerning the son of Perdition are found in II Thessalonians chapter 2. Notice the first three verses:

“Now we beseech you brethren by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and by our gathering together unto Him, that you be not soon shaken in mind or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

It is extremely important that Christians understand this passage. The Holy Spirit warns us not to be deceived concerning the time of Christ’s return. He warns us in this fashion because there is grave danger. A person who has wrong information about an important event could easily miss the event, become discouraged as a result of an unanticipated wait, be distracted from vigilance, fall to sleep over time, be led astray by misinformation, etc. Notice at the beginning of the passage under consideration, that the Holy Spirit is addressing believers concerning the coming of Christ and concerning our being gathered together unto Him. He gives us additional information concerning the “Day of Christ”, and tells us that two things must take place before that day. Number one He mentions a “falling away”. This phrase “falling away” is from the word apostasy and it means “defection from the truth”. So we have some important information here. Before the Day of Christ comes, there will be people who defect from the truth. They are traitors. They will betray Almighty God by going away from His truth. How very sad this is! Apparently they will fall prey to deception.

I wonder if that person will be you? I sure hope not, and that is why I am here to warn you to not be deceived.

The second thing that will happen before the “Day of Christ” is this: the man of sin or son of perdition will be exposed. This man is none other than the anti-christ. Please notice verse 4: “Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he as God sits in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” This son of perdition will  sit in Almighty God’s temple and he will claim to be Almighty God. This passage clearly informs us that the temple will once again be built. There is no amount of diplomacy or deal-making by politicians that will prevent the temple from being rebuilt, but let us return to our subject at hand. The Holy Spirit is warning us to not be deceived into believing, that Christ will come before the son of perdition is revealed. There are many out there telling us, that Christians will not go through any of the Great Tribulation, but you have read it for yourself: there will be a defection from the truth and the son of perdition will be exposed before the Day of Christ. Many preachers and pastors are telling believers, that we are going to be raptured before the tribulation. This is a dangerous teaching and the Holy Spirit says: Let no man deceive you by any means. I am not saying, that these preachers, teachers and pastors are deceiving on purpose. Many of them seem to be very sincere; nevertheless, you must take careful precaution not to be deceived by them. Your soul is at stake here. If you live to the coming of Christ, then you will also be here when the son of perdition is exposed. Notice the rest of this passage in II Thessalonians chapter 2:

“Remember you not , that when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity does already work, only he who now restraineth will restrain until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked One be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

I know that this passage is rather lengthy, but I needed you to read if for my last point. Some say that the church is what is restraining the revealing of anti-Christ. How can this possibly be true, when verse 3 tells us clearly, that the son of perdition will be revealed before the Day of Christ? Does the Holy Bible contradict itself? Of course the answer is no. The son of perdition will be exposed before the Day of Christ. I hope you understand now, how important it is for you to not be deceived. If you find yourself in the seven year tribulation, do not cast off your faith. Do not allow yourself to be one of those people who defect from the truth. Your soul depends on it. At the very least give yourself permission to believe, that things may not turn out the way you thought they would. If you will do this, then you will not be caught off guard by Satan and the son of perdition.

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The Sixth Seal

downloadTake careful note of this passage in Matthew 24: “And as Jesus sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately.  They said: Tell us when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the world?”

Notice the question they asked: What shall be the sign of Your coming? The disciples wanted to know when Christ would return. He answers them in the same chapter in verses 29 and 30: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give of its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the power of the heavens shall be shaken, and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven.” You can read about this same event in Luke 21 and in Mark 13.

Christ clearly presents four phenomena that signal His imminent return. It is important you realize, that all four of these must take place. If one of these phenomena presents itself and not the other three, then it is not yet time for Christ’s return. If three of them come to pass and not the fourth; it is not time.  I want to reiterate. All four of these will take place at the time of Christ’s return.

Some people say that there are no unfulfilled prophecies preventing the return of Yahshua Jesus; however, these four prophesied phenomena have not yet been fulfilled. Christ Himself spoke of them preceding His return to the earth. Most of the rest of Matthew 24 is devoted to warning us to be ready, because we don’t know the day nor the hour of Christ’s return.

The plot thickens. Read this passage in Revelation 6: “And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth even as a fig tree casts its untimely figs when shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, and every mountain and island were moved from their places.” The description in Revelation is breathtakingly similar to the one in Matthew, Mark and Luke.  Apparently Christ prophesied of His return to the earth as being soon after the opening of the sixth seal.

The plot thickens yet again. Read this passage in Joel 3: “The sun and the moon shall be darkened and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem. The heavens and the earth shall shake but the LORD will be the hope of His people and the strength of the children of Israel”.

It seems very clear that all five of these passages are speaking of the same event.  It will be among the most intriguing times in all of history. In the passages I mentioned there are references to the sun turning dark, the moon darkened like blood or blushing, stars falling, the heavens and earth shaking, the sea and the waves roaring, anxiety of nations in a quandary and men’s hearts failing them out of fear of what they are seeing. Actually Isaiah 24 has similar signs including the earth reeling to and from like a drunkard, the moon confounded and the sun ashamed.

Luke 21:28 says to look up when these things begin to come to pass because your redemption draws nigh. Christ our Redeemer will gather His Church from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. In the mean time we best brace ourselves for what is to come and cement our trust in Christ.

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