Matthew 24:6-8 ESV
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.”
I am 70 years old, born the last day of 1949. All my life, as far as I can recall, my nation (the USA) has been involved in wars with other nations.
And, since the fall of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9/11/2001, my country has invaded many other nations. They have bombed them, robbed them of their natural resources, killed many of their people, taken over their governments, and brought them under the New World Order, as best as I understand it.
And, they lied to the American people about what they are/were doing, convincing many Americans that they are over in these other nations protecting our freedoms and keeping us safe from terrorists. Last that I read, our military has 800 military bases in 70 other countries in the world.
As best as I understand it, the USA was created for the purpose to bring about this New World Order of the beast (of Revelation). Our national seal and emblems and statues and buildings give evidence of that fact. And, they are patterned after Roman, Greek, and/or Egyptian gods and goddesses.
Thus, we are also not the “Christian” nation they claim we are. We were founded on a myriad of religious beliefs, in fact, including freemasonry. And, some of our former presidents are/were members in what I believe are demonic organizations, too. The evil that has existed and still exists within the US government is unprecedented, and cleverly disguised.
A few years ago, all this information and much more was readily available on the internet. That has slowly been changing, so I am not certain how much of it is now available. But there are still some sites which cover the atrocities of the US government and military throughout the world.
Also, the US government serves a group of elites who run the world, basically. And, this group of elites are the de facto government of the USA. Our political leaders, thus, are just actors and puppets playing their parts in the taking down of sovereign nations, including the USA, and bringing the world at large under the rule of the beast (of Revelation) and its one world tyrannical government and one world religion.
Matthew 24:9-12 ESV
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.”
This is coming soon. President Trump alluded to it in his speech Friday, July 3rd, at Mount Rushmore. He blamed “leftists” for it, but truly our government (right and left) is fomenting hate, discord, and distrust. For, our government works for that group of elites who are conquering the world, and who are bringing the people of the world under the rule of the beast.
And, we are going to be required to bow in submission to the “beast,” which as I understand it is comprised of the wealthy and powerful elite of the world. And, if we don’t, we will be shamed as dissenters, censored, punished, and persecuted for our non-compliance with this New World Order beast and its one world religion (see Rev 13).
Our leaders have been talking about this for a long while. I know that when Obama was president that he and the pope continually spoke of the importance of world peace and harmony, unity, and the breaking down of all which divides us as the people of the world, so that we can all join together as one, and be of one mind, one heart, and one voice.
We will no longer be allowed to be different from one another. We will be required to be all the same. The face coverings now that many are required to wear do, in a sense, make us all look the same, like minions. It has this idea with it of conformity, of all of us looking and acting the same.
And, they are pushing big time this whole idea of us betraying one another, and reporting on one another, too. And, people will comply out of fear, because fear is what is driving all of this. They scare people into compliance so that they are willing to betray family members, friends, neighbors, etc.
And, as far as false prophets & teachers are concerned, they have been around for forever. But, in the past 20 years or more they have increased within the gatherings of the church greatly. And, they are leading many people astray with their false cheap grace gospel which convinces people that they can be saved and going to heaven but that they don’t have to repent of their sins or obey the Lord.
So, they are also promoting lawlessness with their cheap grace, because it teaches we don’t have to submit to Jesus as Lord, we don’t have to forsake our sinful lifestyles, and we don’t have to obey our Lord’s commands. That is lawlessness. And, that is what many people who call themselves Christians have bought into. For, they want to hold on to their sins, and they don’t want to have to obey God, but they still want heaven guaranteed them.
We, too, are seeing the love of many grow cold. But we are also seeing the pushing of a global “love” for all humanity that is not based in God’s love, but that is based in this idea of unity of all people (conformity) and of world peace (absence of differences). And, along with that is being pushed this idea that to love with God-like love is actually hate, discord, disharmony, disunity, and the like, and therefore it is bad and to be discarded.
Matthew 24:13-14 ESV
“But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Many Christians in America believe in a pre-tribulation rapture of the church, and so they are convinced that the Lord will remove them from this world before things get really bad. I don’t believe that is the truth, but I am also not here to debate that issue, either. I do believe that is primarily an American belief, and that it has not always been around, either.
I believe the Scriptures teach that the adulterous church will be judged during the tribulation and that during this time the Lord will be purifying his bride and making her ready for his return. As well, the saints of the Lord will be persecuted by the beast, and many will be martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ and for their testimonies for the Lord and for his gospel.
Many people who profess faith in Jesus Christ also believe that once you are “saved” you are always saved regardless of how you live your life on this earth. But I believe the Scriptures teach a progressive salvation which will not be complete until Jesus returns. And, thus they also teach that we must endure to the end to be saved and to have eternal life with God.
This is born out to be true in much of the writings of the New Testament that teach us that eternal life with God is dependent upon our walks of faith in Jesus Christ in submission to Christ as Lord and in walks of obedience to his commands. For, our faith in Jesus is not an emotion but it is what we do in obedience to our Lord (Rom. 6:1-23; Rom. 8:1-17; Eph. 4:17-24).
I also believe that, through tribulation and the persecution of the saints of God, that a remnant of the complacent and adulterous church will be revived, and that the rest of the saints will be purified and made ready for the Lord’s return. And, the church, thus, will be serious and passionate about spreading the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ so that many people (not the majority) will come to faith in Jesus Christ during that time, as well. And, then the end will come.
And, because many people will be saved during this time, and the adulterous and idolatrous church will be revived (or a remnant will be), there will be much cause for rejoicing and thanksgiving, even in the midst of much pain, suffering and sorrow. And, that is my hope, that those who are now wandering from the Lord will return to him and endure with him to the end.
In That Day
An Original Work / May 21, 2011
Based off Isaiah 12
In that day you will say:
“I will praise You, Lord.
I know You were angry;
anger’s turned away.
God is my salvation;
I’ll trust; not afraid.
The Lord, the Lord, my strength;
the Lord, Lord, my song;
He is my salvation;
Lord, my comforter.”
With joy you’ll draw water
from salvation’s wells.
In that day you will say:
“Give thanks to the Lord.
Call on His holy name;
make Him known today.
Proclaim: He’s exalted.
Tell what He has done.
Sing, for He is glorious;
make this known to all.
Shout aloud; sing for joy,
people of Zion;
Great is the Holy One,
who among us dwells.”