It is evident that antichrists and false prophets, teachers, and apostles will dominate Christianity and despots will dominate the nations by the time the Man of Sin arrives. When a sufficient number of professing Christians and secular people believe evil is good, and good is evil, they will elect ungodly individuals to the highest offices in the religious and secular divisions. Ever wonder how close we are in our nation to that happening? How close is Christianity to being dominated by heretics and other diabolical individuals? How close are the democratic nations from committing that error? It appears that we are already inundated with bad leadership and fighting a losing battle to even curb the infiltration. The rise of diabolical people to principal leadership in the world could result in a global government and cashless global economy. These key events and subsequent events, such as worldwide oppressive antichristian laws and a one-world religion, would put a great strain on the Remnant of God’s people. And I am not referring to the Tribulation Period.
Although many individuals believe all the inhumane events will come immediately after the Tribulation period begins, there are no verses in the Scriptures that declare that. Yes, there will be brutal persecution during the Tribulation, but it has already begun in many nations. Additionally, it is not logical to believe that all will be well one day and the next day the world will be plunged into satanic darkness. There will necessarily be a number of tumultuous transitional precursory years becoming increasingly harsher as the Tribulation Period arrives. I believe that we are in that transitional season evidenced by widespread godlessness and inhumane persecution of Christians in other nations.
We do not have any solid information as to when or how long a one-world government and cashless economy, or even a one-world church may exist before the advent of the Tribulation. Furthermore, we do not know how many one-world leaders might rule before Antichrist ascends to power and begins his ruthless reign. The United Nations is one worldwide crisis away from becoming a one-world government. The Roman Catholic Church, ecumenical movement in Protestantism, The World Council of Churches, World Parliament of Religions, and the invasion of Christianity by New Age doctrine and practices, make it very possible for a one-world church to quickly form.
In my opinion, God is allowing the faith of true Christians to be severely tested to prepare them to endure. It is representative of God’s mercy. Why would God allow us to enter such a period unprepared and incapable of surviving it? He knows what we need spiritually and mercifully allows a series of increasingly difficult trials to equip us. The testing will stimulate His people to the greatest exercise of faith providing optimum strength and perseverance. Could that potential to endure be the “oil” that they need to keep their lamps burning to the end?
Because in our nation Christians have been accustomed to peace and prosperity, as a result we are soft and not spiritually strong. We also have the sense of elitism, i.e., that we are immune to the type of persecution occurring in other nations. It is essential for God to prepare us to endure that season of unprecedented hardships. Christ warns of the need to prepare for the last days or suffer the consequences (Luke 12:42-48). Sadly, numerous professing Christians are refusing to endure those preparatory trials. They have become spiritually satisfied, apathetic, complacent, distracted, religious elitists. Thus, they compromise and focus on the temporal realm to procure whatever it takes to maintain their comfort zones.
It has led to escapism, i.e., the belief that American Christians will escape persecution although the rest of Christianity may suffer. Instead of being alarmed by the encroaching wickedness, they are excited the more ominous it becomes because they believe they are leaving the world for heaven. They will not do anything to prepare or to even oppose the evil advance. Warn them that they may suffer and they turn away in disgust. In near-complete apathy about the need to prepare, they insist that God will provide smooth sailing and then catch them away before they have to suffer. Perhaps they are right, but they should consider that true Christians have not historically been spared persecution. Further, they should recognize that the majority of Christians are undergoing persecution at this very moment around the world. Are those precious Believers as worth of escape as we are? Additionally, they should realize that significant eschatological Scriptures indicate that great and nearly inescapable deception and apostasy will occur before the Antichrist appears (Matthew 24:4 & 24; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Timothy 3:1-9). For that to occur it is very probable that the majority of professing Christians will have ceased to be salt, light, and no longer clothed in God’s armor standing steadfast in the faith exposing and resisting Satan’s subterfuges (Matthew 5:13 & 16; Philippians 2:14; Ephesians 6:10-18; Ephesians 5:11-13; 1 Peter 5:5-9).
The majority of professing Christians in this nation do not, or refuses to, realize the danger. The warnings have no effect to alert them to what should be obvious indicators that the Endtime has arrived. Too many preachers have excited them with the promise of escaping persecution. Therefore, their fruit has degraded to compromised and distorted Christianity with just enough truth to convince them that they are not in danger. Consequently, they are spiritually anemic, blind, and deaf with apathy, enamored with the world system. God has sent watchmen to warn them but those warnings are mostly ignored.
While the primary reaction to the watchmen is to ignore them, numerous individuals have stated something to the effect that they are “sick and tired” of all the watchmen’s negativism. Indeed they are “sick and tired,” but the “sickness” is from leaking spiritual energy due to loving the world system and the “tiredness” is the result of a continuous diet of spiritual pabulum. Some are sick and weak because of feasting near continuously via TV on the substance of heretics and the world system. The mercy of God sends the watchmen but they complain about the wake-up call from God.
Complicating their deliverance are numerous false love merchants who peck and caw at the watchmen and their anointed warnings. They demand that the watchmen tone down their warnings with false love, which is actually a form of satanic hatred. I have witnessed the allure of false love attract and placate numerous professing Christians. They have been wooed under false shepherds whose homilies consist of everything from psychobabble to New Age heresy stuffed with much televangelist heterodoxy. In my opinion, the false love merchants are equivalent to and likely possessed by the same spirits of the false prophets that plagued and deceived Israel (Ezekiel 13).
Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Because you have spoken nonsense and envisioned lies, therefore I am indeed against you,” says the Lord God. – Ezekiel 13:8
“If a man should walk in a false spirit and speak a lie, saying, ‘I will prophesy to you of wine and drink,’ Even he would be the prattler of this people.” – Micah 2:11
The most dangerous environment compromised and weak professing Christians could be in is the last day’s climate of heresy, deception, apostasy, false love, peace, and security. They may be psychologically comfortable but that is the way deception begins. God’s convicting word and the Holy Spirit disturbs worldly ordered minds. Likewise, the warnings of His watchmen pierce and disturb minds that are sedated by false peace, security, and love.
I warn individuals who circumvent that holy disturbance by disparaging the watchmen and criticizing or marginalizing their warnings. They are in grave danger of eternal damnation. Sending souls to their destruction by shielding them from the only hope of deliverance is an especially egregious sin.
“For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.” (Matthew 23:13)
God’s love compels Him to provoke the revival of even the barely glowing embers of dying faith. The great majority of professing Christians have such a weak glow of dying faith that they do not realize any remaining benefits of faith. Desire for “faith” that allows them to remain earthly, sensual, and devilish makes them susceptible to the alluring call of heretics and hirelings. Thus, they are attracted to church meetings that provide emotional stimulation that the carnal mind is comfortable with. The deception is that stimulation feels to them like spirituality, but it is no different than what one might experience at a sports event.
People do not depart those church meetings with faith that can face persecution. They remain barely capable of enduring a weekly portion of life’s common woes.
Nominal Christianity does absolutely nothing for the welfare of souls. In fact, the practice of barren church meetings is a facilitator of deception. When sensationalism and subsequent excitement mimics the stirring of the Holy Spirit, individuals believe they are okay. If they were genuinely longing for God’s presence, and their hearts were genuinely stirred, a different emotion would likely be their reaction. They might be praying and crying out for revival fire as one dying from hunger and thirst cries out for food and water. Instead, they crave and seek the comfortable but poisonous words of hirelings and heretics. Only the watchmen can possibly break through that cloud of deception.
Consequently, all over Christendom in America, there are great parties echoing from the regions of the deceived, deluded, and damned. It is well past time for the ones who can still hear the watchmen’s call to awaken. The night is coming when no one can work. Slumbering in the shadows hand in hand with other deceived ones is not a safe place to endure the descending great evil storm. The whitewashed walls of false Christianity will come down in a fury of God’s judgment (Ezekiel 13). The false workers of iniquity that impersonate servants of God will manifest as cohorts of Antichrist. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken (Hebrews 12:27-28). Does anyone wish to enter that period trusting in what makes them comfortable and happy but instead poisons their souls with sickness and spiritual anemia?
I wonder what percentage of professing Christians realizes how close we are to the breaking forth of that great darkness. Individuals have publicly declared they enjoy killing an unborn baby.1 When will people in America declare they would love to witness or personally kill Christian? Imagine that the same premise for killing nearly 60 million babies (they were inconvenient) is employed to brutal persecute and murder Christians in our nation. If anyone believes that is impossible they should read the story of the Jewish Holocaust.
Please realize that a sufficient degree and callousness for brutality currently exists in the radical socialists who daily foam out their rage in our country. The brutality and rage is barely restrained by a thin membrane of the civilized sense of decency. Furthermore, Islam has proven to be an incubator for such brutality. Only our nation’s current leadership holds back such brutal terrorism. The portentous reality is that we are only as secure as the next federal election results. With the daily rage and demands for everything from transgenderism to abolishment of the Second Amendment, we are witnessing more than a coalition of extreme political and cultural activists. We are also witnessing evidence of weakness in the ineffectiveness of individuals that should be opposing and subduing the wickedness. There was little opposition to Hitler before he ruptured the sense of decency to coldly murder millions of God’s people.
I firmly believe that if a catching away of God’s people were to occur today, a relatively small number would vanish from the earth. The warnings to wake up and the time to prepare are rapidly approaching the point of irrelevance. When that deadline is reached, one could get on his or her knees and beg a loved one to heed and turn, but to no avail. If their ears refuse to hear and their eyes refuse to see, at some point in the last days the individual will become irrevocable unresponsive (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12).
“If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.” (Like 16:31).
Christ rose from the dead. His words are easily available and His spokespersons are clear and faithfully warning people. But deceived and unresponsive individuals will not heed the watchmen. However, the watchmen will continue warn until the midnight cry is heard. Then it will be too late to respond. Afterward, one of the saddest and bitterest cries will be heard across the earth and then in the corridors of hell throughout eternity—“Too late! Too late! Too late!”
Wake up now while there is still time!