I’ve got to say, despite the unpleasant prospect of living through this unfolding 21st century, totalitarian-nightmare, it’s nice to be right. I think back to the countless conversations I have had over the years with friends, family, co-workers, and fellow church members warning them of the end, only to be looked at as if I had a third eye growing in the center of my forehead. I’ve been called everything from a conspiracy theorist to a rapture-nut, to a sensationalist, and even being mentally unbalanced, all because I take the Bible for what it says.
After pointing out some profound change to our reality, I would receive, almost universally, the same reply: “people have been saying it’s the end now for two-thousand years, and Jesus still hasn’t come back.” Thus, my reply back to them has likewise been the same: “Yeah, look at how much closer we are now than when they first started saying that!”
It didn’t matter though. People had their lives to get busy getting on with. They had their careers. They had their financial investments. They had their sports teams and their pet hobbies. The majority of conversations I have had with church people about the coming end have always felt like forced conversations because they didn’t want to talk about it. You’d think, given the sorry state of affairs these days, so-called Christians would be excited about the change in global administration, but they aren’t. People are so invested in the here and now, it’s very difficult for them to see the forest for the trees.
As is often the case, it takes a supremely disturbing event, on par with 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Indonesian Tsunami, or the 2011 Japanese earthquake, to wake people from their slumber.
And then there was COVID.
If any good news came out of this so-called pandemic and the subsequent fear-pocalypse that has since ensued, it’s that some Christians have finally woken up (biblically speaking). The global shutdowns have taken away their livelihoods, their sports, and their various forms of entertainment and forced them to pull their head out of the sand (earthly distractions) and to look up.
Before COVID, it didn’t matter what I said, or what news event I pointed to as being evidence of the signs of the end. Life, as many of them told me, will just keep going on like it always has since the beginning (2 Peter 3:4)…IOW, c'est la vie. I pointed out things like the 2008 financial collapse, the rise of globalism, massive earthquakes around the world, the rise of crisis governance, AIDs/MERs/SARs/Ebola/etc., the development of artificial intelligence, and collapse of fiat currencies and the rise of cryptocurrencies as signs of the convergence. Yawn.
Nevertheless, nothing seemed to stick. Nothing seemed to wake people from their lethargic somnambulence. Even when the US relocated its embassy to Jerusalem for the first time at her 70th national anniversary, a majority within the church just shrugged their shoulders, and then get back on with their daily routines.
One of the unique features of Bible Prophecy is that it takes all the disparate parts and pieces of world events, summarizes them, and then forecasts them hundreds to thousands of years beforehand as things that will absolutely come to pass. In fact, as the late-great Chuck Missler used to say, the Bible is the only book that hangs its entire credibility on its ability to write history in advance, without error.
Now, what this also means is that people who don’t study Bible prophecy, are completely in the dark about the future, and will only get the different parts and pieces and never understand how all these different things connect together.
An astute reader pointed out to me not too long ago of an oft-overlooked prophetic observation. Centuries ago, the best prophecy experts in the world were largely in the dark about where the world was headed. Sir Isaac Newton, largely considered one of the smartest men who ever lived, struggled to understand even a fraction of what we take for granted today.
Decades ago, the best prophecy experts in the world could only point to the few events of their day and show how the world was generally moving in a particular direction. As time passed, however, these predictions and speculations would begin to focus a little tighter upon certain specifics, but the picture was still often too fuzzy to see clearly. That is not our world today. These days, we can pretty much pinpoint how certain things are going to come to pass with a relatively high degree of certainty.
Mark of the Beast? No problem. We have now digital tattoos and/or quantum dot technology with the capacity to embed the cryptocurrency, GPS tracking, biometric data, and will automatically connect you to the World Wide Web. All we need now is the reason to do it.
Gog and Magog? No problem. Just look at the newly armed Taliban, along with the rest of the Islamic “Stan” nations, who will readily join forces with an already aligned Russia, Turkey, Libya, Sudan, and Iran to march on Israel. (When Ezekiel wrote this, Islam didn’t exist and there were no underlying reasons why these nations should unite against Israel).
Third Jewish Temple? No problem. Various Temple Mount organizations are staffed, equipped, trained, well-funded, and fully ready to rebuild a third Jewish temple at a moment’s notice. All they need is the word “go.” If the 2018 opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the 2020 Abraham Accords are any indications, the Temple Mount geopolitical dynamics are changing quickly in the Middle East after a nearly 50-year quagmire.
Global Government? No problem. There is a new push for the “D-10” to replace the G-7. This is going to happen as the US continues its very public and rapid decline from its former superpower status. There is already much talk about creating ten regions in which the world will be governed by…all they need is the US to step out of the way. The UN has promised to have a new form of world government by 2030.
The Image of the Beast? No problem. We got a company now that is promising to deliver 21 giant, ten-story talking, singing, and movable statues (who are all interconnected with each other) to 21 cities around the world.
The Whore? No problem. We got the most progressive anti-Christian pope in Roman Catholic Church history in bed with the United Nations and every tyrant on the planet. At the Rapture, you will have the removal of the true Christian Church. At the conclusion of Gog-Magog, you will have the death of Islam. There will be nothing left to stop the rise of global Luciferianism.
Perfect global crisis? No problem. The US of A is teetering on the brink as you read this. Once we fall, all the aforementioned will fall easily into place.
You might be wondering, how sure am I that those things (listed above) are the actual productions of the things the Bible talks about? Well, I know if the Rapture were today, these things (or some variation of them) could be implemented tomorrow. These are the things of now, not twenty years from now.
Klaus Schwab and his globalist buddies at the Web Economic Forum have long lauded the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which promises three major changes to our world today.
1) Automate everything and anything that can be automated
2) Embed technology into the human body
3) Introduce the universal basic income.
Now, if you’ve recently had to buy a new appliance, you know #1 is already in place. We had to replace both a refrigerator and a washer machine (both around 10 years old) and the only thing we could replace them with were these upgraded internet-connected smart appliances. The same goes for vehicles. It seems everything these days is connected to the internet.
Now, if they can get the world to #2, then you can see how that plays into #3. Ultimately, the plan is to connect everything to the Internet, and then harvest the human body as an information/data storage processing machine. Our body’s genetics had long been thought to be able to store limitless amounts of data. The problem was in figuring out just how to do that. However, since we have crossed that threshold years ago, it’s no longer if these things will happen, but when. From the globalist’s perspective, it’s high time for Homo sapiens to start earning their keep on Mother Earth (#DNA-of-Things).
The Fourth Industrial Revolution was always designed to be accompanied and/or preceded by the Great Reset, which was always intended to come about with the right crisis. As it turns out that crisis ended up being the US-funded, Chinese-activated, COVID-19 pandemic. However, given the public backlash from freedom-loving peoples around the world, instead of getting the Great Reset, they are getting the Great Fence-Shaking. Protests have erupted in Australia, Canada, the UK, France, the US, India, and many other places around the world who protest against the dramatic increase in draconian totalitarianism. These, of course, will not succeed (because we know where the Bible says we end up) but people are starting to wake up.
To that end, the American Christians are finallllllllly and painfullllllly starting to wake up. It’s like watching the process of an old bear waking up from a long winter’s hibernation. Some Christians who were supposed to see that day approaching all along will wake up just in time to be caught up. Many more Christians, however, will be caught unawares (looking at you Sardis-church-types!).
For a long time, I used to look at the deaths of the many great prophetic voices of our generation and ask God, why did You take them home early? Why did You take guys like Grant Jeffrey, Jack Kelley, Cris Putnam, and Jack Kinsella instead of taking nobodies like me, or heretics like Rob Bell, William Paul Young, or Hank Hanegraaf? I mean, I don’t wish death upon anyone (myself included), but if God was going to take someone home, why take the best of us?
As more time passed, however, my perspective shifted on the role these deaths play in the big scheme of things. These deaths, especially for those well-known teachers of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, are part of the emboldening process for the skeptics and scoffers. It is emboldening their contempt; their derisiveness grows louder and louder until it becomes a cacophony of blasphemous mockery. This is a little bit of speculation on my part, but I bet Noah felt the same way as he became increasingly isolated toward the end of the Antediluvian Age. He watched his grandfather and mentor, Methuselah, died the same year the flood came.
Methuselah’s death came on the heels of two other major losses in Noah’s life; his father Lamech and the prior to that, the mysterious disappearance of Noah’s great-grandfather Enoch. Since men lived for centuries back then, there was certainly a point where all their lives could have easily intersected. Instead, God took Enoch early. He then took Lamech, and then lastly, Methuselah.
Certainly, the deaths and disappearances of these righteous patriarchs would have left Noah feeling a bit more despondent and isolated, however, it further justified God’s coming watery judgment. Adding insult to injury was the relentless mocking from those antediluvians who would spend decades mocking Noah and his family as they built a giant ark in the middle of dry land. Thus, that generation was just as guilty of sealing the ark door as God was by their mockery of Noah. However, we know how that story ended. After the last of the animals and Noah’s family were safely on board, God shut the door. (Gen. 7:15) Put another way, if Genesis 6 were a recipe, it would be two parts human wickedness, and one part God’s wrath, cooked to full strength, and delivered at the perfect time.
Just as it will be in this generation. We are, once again, at another fullness of time. We are at the convergence of the varying prophetic streams (geopolitical, technological, economic, religious, political, and militarily) who are all merging at the right time and right place, to fulfill all the things the Bible says will come to pass. And we (the watching believers) are increasingly becoming isolated (and targeted) for our worldviews. Even our friends and family are beginning to turn their backs on us as we become anathemas to a culture bent on normalizing wickedness. However, God has promised to us an open door that no man can shut (Rev. 3:8), that is until He shuts it.
But beloved, remember Noah. At the Rapture of the Church, our faithfulness will likewise be vindicated, and the earth-dwellers will one day wake up to ‘sudden destruction.’ So as you see the world coming apart at the seams, hold fast and remember. Remember there were only two churches that were promised crowns in all the Seven Letters- Smyrna and Philadelphia. Smyrna’s crown of life was promised to her for enduring great persecution. Philadelphia’s crown was for not compromising our faith in a culture hell-bent on suiciding itself. Hold fast and continue to eagerly await His soon return, for He who is coming, will not tarry.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23-25, 37