God has used this video to change the minds of countless (ex-)pretribulationists over to the prewrath view in the past year. In it, Chris White and Alan Kurschner do a good job of presenting the case for the PreWrath position of the timing of the Rapture. I believe they also do a good job of appraising the pretribulation position fairly, giving extensive citations.
The timing of the video and its addressing the seven pretribulation problems is shown below.
Intro: 0:00 The Basics: 1:45 The Precursor Problem: 6:06 The Olivet Discourse Problem: 19:28 The 2 Thessalonians Problem: 40:23 The Revelation Problem: 58:59 The Imminence Problem: 1:18:29 The Same Time Problem: 1:44:04 The Early Church Problem 1:55:39 Outro / Credits: 2:13:32
Protesters have swamped the light rail tracks near Sydney Town Hall, as police close in on a particular group of about 100 demonstrators among thousands that have massed in Sydney’s CBD to rally against lockdowns. Protesters holding banners and flags with slogans saying “love not lockdown” and “yes to freedom” as well as conspiracy messages have brought traffic to a stop along Broadway St.
NSW Police say officers from across the central metropolitan region were deployed with assistance from specialist resources, in a bid to contain an angry mob of protestors demonstrating against lockdowns and Covid vaccines.
Total confusion reigns
As shown by these protestors some do see it correctly as an “end times” sign and a prelude to the Mark of the Beast.
A man waving a Eureka flag, who refused to give his real name, said he was protesting because he believed the pandemic was a hoax.
Some protesters chanted “Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi”, while others simply shouted “Freedom”.
Some are wearing Guy Fawkes masks, while others are brandishing signs with images of Donald Trump and carrying signs reading: “This is Gene Therapy not vaccine”.
Another said: “we’re not anti vaccine we’re pro choice”.
“There is no virus, it’s a hoax,” another man said, when asked why he was protesting today.
“The carbon dioxide is worse (than the virus).”
“You need to go and do some science lessons,” one women told the Australian.
It is difficult to understand how these people can relate to one another as they are so ME focused.
These young people are angry and close to breaking point and anarchy which fits with end times prophecy.
All of the O.T prophets were given a picture of the final restoration of Israel with their Messiah ruling all the nations. The Millennial reign of Jesus is all about fulfilling the unconditional covenant God made with Abraham.
“Then it will happen on that day that the Lord will again recover the second time with His handthe remnantof His people, who will remain, from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. and He will lift up a standard for the nations and assemble the banished ones of Israel and will gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11:11–12)
Isaiah’s prophecy is speaking of a final regathering that is patterned after the original Exodus from Egypt. The first was out of Egypt, the second is from all over the world, at the end of the great tribulation.It cannot be the 1948 regathering as Jesus is not ruling Israel and the nations.
“In that day the LORD will start His threshing (His separation of the righteous from the wicked) from the flowing stream of the Euphrates to the brook of Egypt, and you will be gathered up one by one, O sons of Israel. It will come about also in that day that a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.” Isaiah 27:12-13 2
In the regions situated between the Euphrates River, which would include parts of Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, and the “brook of Egypt,” which was most likely located in what is now the central Sinai Peninsula.
“Therefore behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when it will no longer be said, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them,’ for I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers.” (Jeremiah 16:14–15)
In Jeremiah’s mind, the final restoration to the land is an ultimate Exodus, far superior to the historical Exodus.
“As I live, declares the Lord God, surely with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out I will be king over you. I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face. As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you, declares the Lord God. I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant. I will purge out the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against me. I will bring them out of the land where they sojourn, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 20:33-38
For Ezekiel, the coming redemption, the ‘Second Exodus’, overshadows its ancient prototype as the ultimate manifestation of Yahweh’s might.
“For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land… Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God.” Ezekiel 36:24-28
Ezekiel connects the great end time outpouring of the Holy Spirit to Israel’s regathering to their land
“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, andyou call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you and return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey His voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul,” Deuteronomy 30:2
“And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.” Deuteronomy 30:6
Moses gives this amazing prophecy to the nation before they enter the Promised Land. Note at this time of regathering they experience an inner circumcision of their hearts resulting in total obedience.
Micah envisions the final restoration of Israel through the lens of a second Exodus.
“In that day they will come to you, from Assyria and the cities of Egypt, and from Egypt to the River, from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain… As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I will show them marvelous things. The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;” Micah 7:12, 15
In chapter 7, the prophet speaks of Israel’s eschatological restoration and the expansion of her national borders: “On that day will your boundary be extended” (v. 11).
“Brother will hand over brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise against parents and have them put to death. And you will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved!” Matthew 10:21–22
“And then many will be offended , will betray one another, and will hate one another.” Matthew 24:10
Listen to this video on Fox News of what is now happening in the USA. It is already leading to fulfilment of the above “end times” prophecy. Will what children are now being taught lead to racial harmony? Sadly, anything but.
Nelson Walters presents undeniable proof of a Road Map provided by Jesus to His disciples in the Olivet Discourse covered by Matthew, Mark and Luke and then confirmed in Revelation 6.
Make sure you share this information as widely as possible and sign up for Nelson’s other “end times” videos. You will be convinced as I am that we are in the “last days”, We need to start preparing for Jesus return by living with an eternal focus.
The California State Assembly has passed a resolution telling pastors to affirm homosexuality which, for many pastors, would be a violation of biblical beliefs.
Assemblyman Evan Low and three dozen other lawmakers pushed the resolution in the state Assembly Judiciary Committee that’s aimed at telling religious leaders in California what they should preach.
The measure passed, thanks in part to the help of Dr. Kevin Mannoia, Azusa Pacific University chaplain and the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Liberty Counsel says Mannoia “has become a prop for the LGBT agenda by directing pastors and counsellors to reject biblical views of sexuality and deny counselling for those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.” Mannoia recently testified before the judiciary committee in favour of ACR 99 and directed pastors and counsellors to affirm LGBT behaviours. In a letter submitted to legislators, Mannoia wrote, ‘On behalf of some Christian pastors and church leaders, I write to express various levels of support for the Resolution ACR 99 dealing with Conversion Therapy and LGBTQ persons’.”
“It’s really disappointing that he would put aside the truth of the matter just to gain some favour, perhaps a seat at the table of this discussion,” said Roger Gannam, vice president of legal affairs for Liberty Counsel. “Everyone deserves respect in this discussion and dialogue about what kind of counselling should be allowed in California. But to join in a document as Dr. Mannoia has done, that really slanders the church and slanders good counsellors and good patients. It’s unexplainable and it’s really inexcusable.
The resolution also condemns counselling for unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion, known as conversion therapy. More than two dozen doctors, counsellors, former homosexuals, and other Christian leaders signed a letter condemning the resolution, which they said violates religious freedom.
“We have a track record,” said Gannam. “We have actual patients and clients who have benefited from therapy to help them with their unwanted attractions. We’ve helped them change their lives. We’ve helped them to live heterosexual lifestyles with strong and healthy marriages and so it’s really a slander against them to say that this practice is somehow unethical and harmful.”
Gannam explained how this resolution is bad all the way around. “It blames the church and religious leaders for the high rates of suicide among those who identify as LGBT,” he said. “That’s simply a false claim. It cannot be backed up empirically and yet this resolution states it as if it’s a fact.”
“It’s a foreshadowing of worse things to come,” Gannam noted.
“This resolution is perhaps an incremental approach to getting to the same goal, which is to make it illegal to have a conversation in a counselling room that tells a person that if you want to change, that it’s possible,” he said. And that’s what’s so dangerous about it. Putting aside the blatant violation of the First Amendment. It just shows the church is under attack.”
Today, California is on the cutting edge of everything that is wrong with America. The state is at the forefront of our moral, social and political decay, and the filth being produced by our entertainment industry has infected the entire globe.Surely, California is setting itself up for God’s judgement.
Unless you have an overwhelming reason to stay, I don’t know why anyone would possibly want to live on the West Coast at this point.
A day of reckoning for the state of California is approaching very rapidly, and you don’t want to be there when that day finally arrives.
Cal State Fullerton professor Matt Kirby was one of the lead researchers on the groundbreaking study that alerted all of us to this possibility, and he says that if a large enough earthquake happened today “It´s something that would happen relatively instantaneously,” Kirby said. “Probably today if it happened, you would see seawater rushing in.”
Southern California is essentially a time bomb, and it is absolutely riddled with fault lines.
Back in 2008, John Paul Jackson released a prophetic warning for America that he entitled “The Perfect Storm”. At that time he released a public prophetic bulletin which you can find right here, and he also released a DVD which went into much greater detail about what is coming.
John Paul Jackson Prophecy Fulfilled: “Devastation From Storms Will Dramatically Cut Into Various Harvests And the National Food Storage Will Deplete”
In the DVD, he specifically stated that most of what he was sharing wouldn’t happen for about a decade. In other words, most of what he was shown was supposed to start happening during the time period that we have now entered into. And that is precisely what is happening. John Paul Jackson warned us that things would seem to get better for a time, but then after that America would be hit with crisis after crisis.
Torrential Rain Of Biblical Proportions Is Causing Immense Devastation For Midwest Farmers
The wettest 12 months in all of U.S. history was followed by the second wettest May on record, and for some parts of the Midwest the month of June will be even worse. Some portions of Ohio and Indiana have gotten 10 more inches of rain since Friday, and more rain is literally falling on the Midwest. When I describe what we have witnessed as “torrential rain of Biblical proportions”, I am not exaggerating even a little bit. Even before we got to the month of June, farmers in the middle of the country were already dealing with a disaster unlike anything that they had ever experienced before. And just when everyone thought that it couldn’t possibly get any worse, it did. Since Friday, the rainfall totals in the Ohio Valley have been staggering.
At this point, millions of acres that farmers had intended to plant with corn will go completely unused. And according to a Washington Post article that was republished by MSN corn futures are surging because traders are anticipating “an impending shortage” of corn…
For many Midwest farmers, this will be their last year in operation. Farm bankruptcies had already risen to the highest level since the last recession even before all of this rain, and this unprecedented disaster will be the final nail in the coffin for a lot of farms that have been teetering on the brink.
The true scope of this crisis will not be fully known until harvest time rolls around, but right now the outlook for U.S. agricultural production in 2019 is exceedingly grim.
It is evident our planet is becoming increasingly unstable and global weather patterns are changing dramatically. Exactly what is prophesied before the time of Jesus Second Coming. Time is short, so let’s make sure we stay focused on what the Holy Spirit is showing us is God’s will for our lives this day. I love how the Apostle Paul put it in Romans 8:18… For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Extracts from article by Michael Snyder, syndicated columnist and author of Get Prepared Now and The beginning of the End.
Netanyahu-Erdogan fight escalates amid high tensions on Temple Mount
“We will continue to defend the rights of the Palestinians and the religious sanctuaries in Jerusalem for the Muslim world until our last breath,” Erdogan said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, calling him a “murderer who oppresses the Palestinian nation.” Erdogan made his comments in the context of recent tensions on the Temple Mount.
“We will continue to defend the rights of the Palestinians and the religious sanctuaries in Jerusalem for the Muslim world until our last breath. Instead of ending the occupation, Netanyahu is working to attack me on social networks in order to win votes in the elections,” Erdogan said.
On Tuesday, Netanyahu wrote on Twitter: “The Turkish tyrant Erdogan attacks Israeli democracy, while judges and journalists are sitting in jail. What a joke. Israel is a democracy in which all its citizens have equal rights, including two million Arab citizens.”
The Bible tells us that tension between the surrounding Muslim nations and Israel will only escalate until the Antichrist appears on central stage and for a short time bring an illusory Middle East peace.
I believe beforehand, we are going to see the prophesied Daniel 8, end times (ram/goat invasions). Iran (Shia) invades west (Iraq), north (Syria, Northern Iraq, Eastern Turkey (some Shia Muslims), south (oil rich, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and UAE). To some extent, these prophesied invasions are already underway with Iran forces in Iraq and Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.
Daniel 8 tells us Iran’s (Shia) invasion will eventually be countered by Turkey (Sunni). In fact, we are told the goat (Turkey) tramples the ram (Iran) and then we will see a revived Ottoman Empire with its leader, their prophesied Mahdi/Messiah, the Bible’s prophesied Antichrist. Imagine, the support the Mahdi (Islam’s Messiah) will receive from Muslim’s all around the world regardless of the country in which they live and its politics.
Who are the Two Witnesses? Stephen Ben Nun presents a sound case from God’s Word that it will be two persons that are anointed with the spirit of Elijah and Moses.
These are the main Scriptures Stephen uses to make his case for the two witnesses being the anointed onesin thespirit of Elijah and Moses. You will need to be patient as Stephen quotes Scriptures in both English and Hebrew bearing in mind a large number of his followers are Jews.
“And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.” Revelation 11:4
“What are these two olive branches that drip into the receptacles of the two gold pipes from which the golden oil drains?” (the anointing oil to anoint the two witnesses) Then he answered me and said, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”
So he said, “These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.” Zechariah 4:12
“Also you (Elijah) shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.” 1 Kings 19:13
‘”He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:17
Zacharias is told, his son John the Baptist will go forth in the Spirit of Elijah and Jesus confirmed it when he told His disciples that Elijah had already come in John the Baptist.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet (one who will come in the spirit and power of Elijah) before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:5-6
Cryptocurrencies and electronic transactions will dominate the future. And many believe the technology behind Bitcoin will be the reason that happens. So what is this technology? It’s called blockchain, and many believe it’s the future of financial transactions. What is blockchain? In simple terms, blockchain is a growing online record. Here’s a simplified example. Let’s say Citizen A agrees to buy a product from Citizen B using Bitcoin. When he does, the blockchain records the transfer of the Bitcoin from Citizen A to Citizen B. When Citizen B eventually buys something using the Bitcoin, his transaction is added to the existing record. This goes on and on forever, generating a record of every transaction in the life of a specific Bitcoin. If this is all blockchain did, it wouldn’t be revolutionary. But a second component makes blockchain groundbreaking.
Unlike other electronic transactions, blockchain records are public. They don’t exist in a centralised location such as a commercial bank or the U.S. Federal Reserve. Instead, they’re stored over a large decentralised network. This means blockchain records are on computers all over the world.
And this makes cryptocurrency counterfeiting almost impossible since altering any past records requires widespread collusion across the entire network.
This is the main reason so many people are excited about Bitcoin. They believe the public records make it less susceptible to fraud and theft. But that’s not the only benefit. They point to others as well. One of Bitcoin’s benefits is its limited supply. Unlike many government-backed currencies, Bitcoin features a fixed number of coins.
So a central bank can’t print more Bitcoins and destroy their value. Many also believe Bitcoin offers a greater level of privacy protection and anonymity. Why? Because even though blockchain records are public, each transaction is tied to an online address rather than any information related to a person’s identity.
Because of these benefits, many people believe Bitcoin (or perhaps some other cryptocurrency) will become the money of the future. Is this realistic? Yes. I think so. First, the decentralised nature of blockchain records make their transactions more secure.
And as more and more business is conducted online, people will demand greater levels of security. Second, all paper money will soon be obsolete. And when that happens, cryptocurrencies will be the most efficient and convenient alternative.
Whether it’s blockchain-backed cryptocurrencies or some other form of electronic currency, paper money will soon disappear. It won’t just fall out of favour due to inconvenience. Outside of museum showcases, it will disappear forever. How can I be so sure? Because counterfeiting will soon be impossible to prevent. Advanced technology makes it certain.
New technologies will soon lead to desktop printing of 3D objects where every molecule is perfectly positioned. With such technologies, we can’t stop counterfeiters. They’ll flood the world with perfect copies of every national currency.
No one will be able to tell the difference between a fake dollar bill and a real dollar bill. And when that happens, both will be worthless. World governments won’t have a choice. They’ll quickly do away with all physical currency, and all economic transactions will go electronic.
Because of the benefits mentioned earlier – security, supply stability, and privacy – the use of non-government-issued cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will become more widespread. But do cryptocurrencies really provide the promised benefits? While many insist they do, I believe history proves otherwise.
Bitcoin and Global Government
Government, with its massive resources, can identify every Bitcoin user. And since Bitcoin transactions use blockchain, which is an open and public record, governments can track and follow every Bitcoin transaction in the world.
In a world where paper money no longer exists, that last sentence should grab your attention. Why? Because the Bible described such a system nearly two thousand years ago.
The Coming Global Economic System
Long ago, the Book of Revelation foretold the establishment of an end time economic system eerily similar to a world dominated by cryptocurrencies. The Bible says a time will come when a global dictator will require everyone on earth to receive a mark on the right hand or the forehead (Revelation 13:16).
Without this mark, the people of the world won’t be able to buy or sell anything (Revelation 13:17). How will this work? It remains to be seen. But the rise of cryptocurrencies provides us with a glimpse as to how it might function.
Cryptocurrencies require all transaction records exist in the public domain. While names and other identifiable information won’t necessarily be part of the public record, governments have the resources to unmask those identities.
This will especially be true of the Antichrist’s global government, which will have power over all the people on the face of the earth (Revelation 13:7). Hacking cryptocurrencies will be easy for such a government.
With cryptocurrencies and ecommerce, mark of the beast technology is already here. In order to control who can buy and who can sell, the Antichrist will need a system capable of tracking every transaction on earth. Cryptocurrencies and public blockchain records provide such a system.
So what does all this mean? It means we’re fast approaching a time the prophets warned about. The end times are near. The tribulation, the Antichrist, and global government are all near. But that also means something else. It means the return of Jesus is also near. So have no fear, Jesus is coming (Revelation 22:20)!