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© November 21, 2022
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who [a]sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [b]asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words. — 1 Thessalonians 4: 14-18 NKJV
I subscribe to Prophecy Update which probably alienates a number of Believers Saved by the Death, Burial and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Rather than engage in heated theological disagreements over the Word of God, WE the Redeemed should all realize that none of us will agree on our perceptions of what Redemption entails for the Redeemed in this AGE before the Return of King Jesus that begins the complete cleansing of the cursed Earth brought to humanity via Adam’s disobedience.
Until Christ’s Return the Redeemed should at least strive to find the common ground issues that all agree upon and stop fussing about the disagreements that only allows elements of the Curse to overshadow the spiritual reality of the Blessings we have in the Risen Savior Jesus the Christ.
I suspect for some Believers, that which is disagreed upon might be too heavy a weight to examine thoughts from those they disagree. I understand. I’ve been there and frankly sometimes and I get quite cranky with what I consider erroneous thinking or erroneous backstabbing.
Well … That’s my “Believers, let’s try to get along” by what we agree upon until Christ Returns to set the entire record straight for all of us.
So, Back to Prophecy Update.
I read two posts I sense are relevant to the corrupt tyranny Americans are experiencing under what I consider a godless Dem-Marxist coup-installed government.
1) “Worthless Hissy Fits” by Daymond Duck posted on 11/19. Daymond begins by writing about Benjamin Netanyahu resuming the Office of Prime Minister for Israel. Then he elaborates on the hissy fits of Globalists internationally and Dem-Marxists in the USA by highlighting their anti-God agendas.
2) “Gates of Hell Prophecy” by Terry James posted by 11/21. Terry’s theme is there is a Gates of Hell that all Believers in Christ will overcome. HOWEVER, until the Return of Jesus, there are and will be times when bad things happen to the Believers in the Risen Savior that will get worse as the days of the Tribulation approach. In these days of seemingly increasing tyranny against Liberty and Biblical Values, I found this an interesting read.
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Worthless Hissy Fits
By Daymond Duck
November 19, 2022
Israel’s new government under former Prime Minister Netanyahu is expected to be very conservative (Netanyahu won 64 seats, and his new government will include members from the far right that want to change things on the Temple Mount and the West Bank).
Biblically speaking, the U.S. should eagerly support equal rights for Jews on the Temple Mount (the right to go there, pray there, etc.), Israel’s annexation of all the West Bank (at least some of the Jewish settlements), and more, but White House officials are panicking over changes on the Temple Mount.
They are already criticizing people that may be in Netanyahu’s government, and on Nov. 8, 2022, it was reported that America’s ambassador to Israel said the U.S. will aggressively fight Israel’s annexation of all or part of the West Bank.
Those in the White House are opposing what the Bible says about God’s restoration of Israel, but they do not believe the Bible, so they ignore what it says.
America’s rejection of Jehovah and the Bible, its celebration of perversion, and its desire to divide Israel are major reasons why America is in trouble.
The situation on the Temple Mount will change, God’s Word will be fulfilled, the Jews will rebuild the Temple and resume the animal sacrifices, and the worthless hissy fits (displeasure, anger, temper tantrums) of unbelievers in the White House before the Netanyahu government is even formed will not stop that.
Here are some recent events that recently made the news.
One, concerning world government: on Nov. 10, 2022, Human Events posted an article by Ethan Peck that says:
- The leaders of all the G7 nations (7 major industrialized nations) took up the same slogan: “Build Back Better.”
- The CEOs of the 3 American pharmaceutical companies that developed a vaccine for Covid-19 are frequent attendees of World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings.
- The founders of Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have all attended WEF Young Global Leaders (YGL) training events.
- Several of the most recognizable people in the media are graduates of the YGL school.
Peck astutely points out that all these people have one common denominator: the WEF.
(Question: What are the odds that all 7 major industrialized nations would adopt the same slogan in the same year?)
Two, concerning financing world government and wealth redistribution: on Nov. 8, 2022, a report was released at the COP27 meeting that calls for “developed countries” to start giving one trillion dollars a year before 2030 to “emerging markets and developing countries,” plus it was suggested that they also cut subsidies on fossil fuels and impose “carbon taxes” to raise about $1.4 trillion dollars more.
I cannot predict what world leaders will do, but these fanatics want control of everyone on earth and more than two trillion dollars of financing pouring in every year before 2030.
(Note: A recent poll found that more than 40% of highly respected climate scientists do not believe that climate change is settled science. The high level of skepticism among experts is one reason why many Bible prophecy teachers believe climate change is a scam to justify the establishment of a world government.)
Three, concerning a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to eventually track all buying and selling: on Nov. 15, 2022, the NY Federal Reserve Bank announced a pilot program to explore the use of CBDCs for the next 3 months.
Several large banks and Master Card will participate in this pilot program.
I cannot predict what they will do, but I expect them to test the CBDC for the next 3 months and put it into use in at least some places early next year (unless the House or God stops them).
This will be a major step toward a new global economic system and the Mark of the Beast.
Four, concerning the decline of America: on Nov. 14, 2022, the Washington Examiner reported that Pres. Biden implied that the mid-term elections were a repudiation of former Pres. Trump’s “America First” foreign policy agenda.
In a past speech, Biden said “America First” is dead.
Biden’s goal is “Globalism First” (cause the decline of America and Build it Back Better with the New World Order), and he wants the U.S. to lead it.
(My Opinion: On Nov. 15, 2022, former Pres. Trump announced that he will run for president again in 2024. I believe we can expect Biden and America’s shadow government to do everything they can to lock the U.S. into a world government before the election.)
Five, concerning the mid-term elections in Pennsylvania: State Rep. Tony DeLuca was running for re-election, but he died on Oct. 9, 2022 (one month before the vote).
It was too late to change the ballots, so DeLuca’s name was still listed when the election took place.
Pennsylvania will now hold a special election to replace the deceased man that more than 85% of the people voted for.
(Note: Concerning corruption in the election: a Rasmussen survey on Nov. 8-9, 2022, found that 30% of likely voters believed that cheating was “very likely,” and 27% believed it was “likely.”)
(Note: Following the collapse of Crypto Exchange FTX, there have been reports that the head of the company gave more than $38 million of stolen money to Democrats to help them win the mid-term elections, and we may never know the truth, but one report said he was running a gigantic slush fund that was funneling money that was appropriated for Ukraine to selected Democrats.)
(My opinion: Those who do not believe there is corruption in the elections probably believe our border with Mexico is secure, we don’t have a drug problem, inflation is under control, Hunter’s laptop was disinformation, men can get pregnant, our border patrol agents beat immigrants with the reins of their horses, etc. Sadly, it looks like a strong delusion has come upon America.)
Six, concerning COP27: a reader asked this question, “I would like to know what that means to you in the prophecy world?”
Here is my slightly altered answer:
- In essence, globalists are worshipping Mother Earth, the creation instead of the Creator (they are transforming climate change into a religion).
- Globalists are replacing God’s Ten Commandments with ten commandments that have nothing to do with God. [Bold emphasis Blog Editor’s]
- They are seeking to make their commandments global law, and that would empower them to persecute those that do not keep those global laws.
- Attacking the Ten Commandments is an attack on Christians and Jews.
- Globalists are replacing the Commandments written by the finger of God on stone tablets with commandments written by humans or a machine on paper.
- The world religion is shaping up at the same time that globalists are working to establish a world government and world economic system.
- All of this means the Rapture is close.
Seven, in a Nov. 12, 2022, American Thinker article, author Eric Utter reported that the UN and World Economic Forum (WEF) are working together on ways to dramatically reduce the population of the earth as part of the Great Reset.
Notice that Utter said “reduce” the population of the earth, not “maintain” the population of the earth.
According to Utter, the goal is to reduce the population of the earth by 50% or more by 2050.
Utter asks, “Who gets to decide which humans are expendable, unneeded?”
Eight, concerning a population reduction on earth: on Nov. 14, 2022, it was reported that the Australian government is now saying the danger of vaccinated males age 16-40 getting myocarditis (an infection in the heart that hinders the heart’s ability to pump blood) may be greater than the danger of getting Covid.
According to the report, citizens were told the Covid shots are safe, but they are not.
From now on, the Australian government will advise citizens under thirty not to take the fourth shot.
(More: On Nov. 15, 2022, it was reported that Covid vaccinations have caused an increase of death in all age groups by almost 300,000 people in the 27-nation EU during the first 44 weeks of 2022. [Bold Emphasis Blog Editor’s])
Nine, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: it is being reported that Russia has lost more than 100,000 troops and many weapons in its war against Ukraine.
This is terrible for the Russian troops and their families, and God can destroy Russia’s military no matter how many troops and weapons they have, but He may be weakening the Russian military before it attacks Israel.
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.
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Gates of Hell Prophecy
By Terry James
November 21, 2022
Often we overlook much prophetic truth when we read and study God’s Word. The Bible is without limits in its rich wisdom available to be mined. The Creator’s purpose in giving His Word to the human race is to provide direction for living in the most abundant way possible.
Jesus Christ is that Word. The last book of the Bible—Revelation—is the unveiling of Jesus in all His power, glory and majesty.
Prophecy—telling of the future—resides at the heart of that Word. The promises issued from the holy pages guarantee eternal life for each person ever to be born who genuinely accepts God’s grace-given redemption from sin through belief in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Godhead, whom God the Father sees as the nucleus around which all things hold together:
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:16–17)
So, with it established that the Lord Jesus is preeminent in all things, we come back to the opening statement to add that one truth we often overlook deals most directly with the next prophecy to be fulfilled—the Rapture of the church.
Jesus spoke about this commentary’s primary topic—the gates of Hell. Although the disciples He was speaking to really had no concept of what He was referring to, the prophecy and its details have been coming to pass ever since—and are now set for fulfillment.
“He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:15–18)
They didn’t understand the concept of “the church;” at that point they were totally ignorant of that “structure” Jesus prophesied to be built. But built it was, and it is still under construction as each person who comes to salvation is added.
The specific part of this prophecy I want to look at in perhaps a new way is wrapped within the phrases “my church,” “the gates of hell,” and “shall not prevail against it.”
My study of how God deals with people–including believers—in different dispensations leads me to conclude that there are entirely different fates awaiting believers in Christ. And I’m talking about physical fate, not spiritual/eternal fate.
In terms of eternal fate, the gates of hell cannot and will not prevail or win against any believer in Jesus Christ. All believers, of every dispensation, will enjoy the bliss and exultation of Heaven forever. But in terms of physical fate, believers are prophetically scheduled to meet differing destinies.
Here is something we’ve looked at before, but still is not the primary point I wish to address.
Jesus said in Matthew 16, as we’ve read above, that He will build His church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. That has turned out to be the dispensation we call the Church Age. This began at Pentecost, as recorded in Acts chapter 2, when the Holy Spirit came to indwell believers. (I’m aware there are those who believe the church began along the shores of Galilee when Jesus began His ministry.)
On the other hand, the same Jesus, in His ascended form, gave the following prophecy to John to write in the Revelation.
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (Revelation 13:7)
So it is plain that in the physical sense, Satan (his Antichrist) will overcome—prevail against—the saints (believers in Christ). But the gates of hell, referring to Satan’s evil domain, will not prevail over the church. The devil will never be able to physically or spiritually totally overcome or destroy Christ’s Bride, the church.
Now to get to that nuance of examination I hope will help make clear just how important this promise to the church—all believers of the Church Age—really is.
My friend Jonathan Cahn, in his most recent book, The Return of the Gods, points to the spiritually and even physically observable reality that portals of the demonic sort have been somewhat opened in these obviously manifest times of insane, anti-god activity. We’ve examined many of the bizarre manifestations over and over in these columns, but I will only repeat that it looks like God is in the process of turning rebellious human beings over to a reprobate mindset—to demented, upside-down thinking, as Paul prophesied in Romans chapter 1:
I’m in agreement with Jonathan. And I believe these portals equate to Jesus’ reference to the gates of Hell.Those gatesare opening wider by the day, it seems. The demonic minions from those portals, as well as the human minions that are anti-God, intend to completely erase all vestiges of the true Christian church from the planet.
That will never happen. The very God who created all that exists has said so: “The gates of hell shall not prevail against it”—the church Jesus Christ is still building.
I’m convinced that the moment the Restrainer (the Holy Spirit) lifts His hand of restraint against these hellish forces, all believers will go to the Lord Jesus when He says: “Come up hither!” (Revelation 4:1).
The church cannot and will not be on planet earth when those gates of Hellare fully opened and allowed to overcome the saints of the Tribulation era (those saved following the Rapture). We have Christ’s Word on that wonderful promise.
With all the wickedness deluging this time on earth, the end is about to come like a flood (Daniel 9:26). The gates of hellwill soon swing fully open, bringing the most horrible, deadliest time of human history, according to the Lord (Matthew 24:21).
But you and I, if we know Christ for salvation, don’t have to worry for a second about being here to face that time. Jesus said He will keep us out of that hour of horror (Revelation 3: 10). To be sure you are a part of the church that will be taken out before that Tribulation era begins, follow Paul’s Holy Spirit-given instructions.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10) [Bold Emphasis Blog Editor’s]
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