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“NEWSLETTER April 2020”
by Art Sadlier   
April 1st, 2020

Coronavirus and the New World Order

We want to consider the Prince of the Power of the air in this article along with the Prince of Peace.

There is the world as men see it and there is the world as God reveals it in His Word. There is the world of yesterday and the world of today and the world of tomorrow, all revealed in God’s Word. “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isaiah 46:9-10).

If we desire to understand the past, present and the future, we must go to God’s Word where it is revealed to us. God’s Word is the only source of truth we have. Men may discover facts but understanding the ultimate meaning and purpose behind facts comes only from God’s Word.

All events must be viewed through the prism of God’s Word. We desire to discover knowledge about - The Prince of the Power of the air and his agenda - The Prince of Peace and His agenda. In the next article we will consider how these two unfolding agendas are in conflict in this present hour. 

The Prince of the power of the air

We must understand Satan’s ambition and how he declared war on God. We see Satan’s ambition in Isaiah 14:13-14, “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

This was the first sin in God’s creation. It was the creature rebelling against God, his creator. It was the sin of covetousness. Lucifer coveted what God had and to also be like God.

Lucifer means “the shining one.” Lucifer was appointed to guard the glory of God. As he hovered over the throne of God he reflected the glory of God throughout all of heaven. When he sinned he became Satan, the “adversary” of God.

In his pride and covetousness he said, “I will be like the most High.” In effect Lucifer was saying, I will tear God down off His throne, I will replace him. He said in effect, God, I can rule the Kingdom better than you.  From the book of Job it is apparent that God said in effect, let’s find out. That was only a microcosm of God’s overall agenda in this area.

By the permissive will of God, an experiment unfolded, which resulted in the great war of the ages. God has allowed it to continue and play out to the end. This decision by God does not affect God’s sovereignty. God is able to let man defy Him and yet turn man’s rebellion to His ultimate glory. “Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain” (Psalm 76:10).

This great war of Satan against God has raged for approximately 6000 years. It is now coming to a great climax. We are now watching it beginning to unfold.

Let us look at Satan and his power. We need to understand it in order to comprehend what is really happening in this very hour.

In Job chapter one, we see God granting great powers to Satan. We read in Job 1:12, “And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.”

God said, “…all that he hath is in thy power” We also see God limiting Satan’s power, “…only upon himself put not forth thine hand…”  Later God would remove that limitation from Satan and allow Satan to inflict Job with painful boils.

From the broad sweep of scripture we realize that this principle goes beyond the immediate situation concerning Job and appears in the whole of the scriptural record.

In Luke 4:5-6 we see something of the extent of this power granted unto Satan. “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time” (verse 5).

To appreciate the power granted to Satan, consider that it was the very Son of God of whom it says, “…the devil, taking him…” consider that statement. Then notice the statement, “…shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time…” Think for a moment the implications of those words and the power and ability granted to Satan.

In verse 6, the mystery of the power granted to Satan grows deeper. “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.” Reflect upon those words, the Lord delivered unto Satan awesome powers and the power to transfer them.

Go to Colossians 1:13 to see further the great power delivered unto Satan. “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son

All men everywhere are born with a sin nature inherited from our forefather Adam. All are alienated from God at birth and are born into Satan’s kingdom of darkness. It is not until one is born again of God’s Spirit that he is translated out of Satan’s kingdom of darkness. This amplified in 1 John 5:19,” And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness (in the wicked one see verse 18). The whole unregenerate world is under the “power of darkness,” think on that. What great power Satan has in this world. All unregenerate men are held in Satan’s kingdom of darkness. It is no marvel that Satan is using men today to carry out his globalist agenda.  When you look out at the world and current events keep that in mind.

Satan is active in influencing the nations of the world. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12).

Back at Babylon, Satan moved upon men to attempt to bring all men together in a one world government. God was displeased and confounded their language and scattered them over the world into what became nation states. God knew that Satan’s goal was a world government that he could control. Remember that Satan is not omnipresent.

Satan has always sought to weaken the nations and unite them into his universal kingdom of Antichrist. God has frustrated this purpose of Satan until now. Today Satan is renewing his efforts to establish his world government and a universal religion to bring on his man Antichrist. We are today seeing the extent of Satan’s power in this world and how he holds men in his grip to accomplish this goal.

I remind you that because man has been given a free will. The Lord allows the will of man to be tested. Satan is the major tool in God’s hand to do that. Man must choose whom he will serve, of course with eternal consequences. Man’s life is all about choices, the greatest being his choice about his relationship with God. Joshua highlighted this when he said to Israel, “…choose you this day whom you will serve…” God has designed man with a free will and He works to lead men to exercise it, to exercise it to God’s glory and man’s blessing or to man’s eternal destruction. All men will be either to the praise of God’s glory of grace and mercy in heaven or to the praise of the glory of God’s justice in hell. God uses Satan to give man a clear choice to serve God or the devil. This is a choice that you must make.

We as believers are in a monumental warfare with this great powerful foe. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

J. Vernon McGhee suggests that “principalities” are demons charged with oversight of nations. Perhaps they would correspond to the rank of general. “Powers” perhaps correspond to privates who want to possess human beings. The “rulers of the darkness” of this world are those who have charge of Satan’s worldly business. “Spiritual wickedness” in high places would be demons that have charge of religion.

Satan has a well-organized, powerful group of supernatural beings and his organization is even now manipulating this world. Under the permissive will of God and in God’s time Satan is well able to bring about a world-wide pandemic, to crash the world’s economy, establish a world government, to close churches and to bring about unrest and chaos in the streets of the nations. He is able to bring about a situation that will cause the world to cry out for a superman to rescue the world, his man Antichrist.

In this present pandemic Satan is working to such an end? He designs to bring about the demise of America.

We do not know God’s exact timing for these events to happen. We do know that the foreshadowing of this scenario described is now forming all around us.

Paul has warned us that there will come a generation of believers who will recognize the signs which will indicate that the tribulation period and the rapture of the church is upon them. “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief” (1 Thessalonians 5:4).  We are that generation!

He also said in Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). We are that generation!

Jesus said in Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” We are that generation!

Here Jesus is talking about the “beginning signs”, those signs which occur prior to the beginning of the tribulation period. He is not talking about the second coming. At that time the signs will be complete, not just beginning.

The redemption Jesus is talking about is our glorification, the final aspect of our three-fold salvation. We are saved, placed into the body of Christ. We are being sanctified, becoming in our practice what we are in our positon. We are awaiting our glorification, the completion of our salvation, to finally be conformed to the image of Christ. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2). That is our final redemption.

The church looking for the redemption is the church looking for the rapture.

Conclusion: Unless we understand what God reveals to us about Satan we have no hope of understanding present events unfolding around us.

The Prince of Peace

In the midst of man’s sinfulness and depravity, the Prince of Peace took on Himself the form of a man while still retaining His deity. God in human flesh humbled Himself and went to the cross, took on himself the sins of all men and suffered and bled and died to make a sacrifice for the sins of all men. He became the redeemer of mankind. He is now offering salvation to all who will repent and place their faith in Christ.

John 3:16 sums up His sacrifice so simply and clearly. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” He also, in that act, provided salvation for all those who had lived prior to that time. To those who had put their trust in the promise of God to send a saviour. For example it says of Abraham, “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness” (Romans 4:3).

The Prince of Peace has an agenda for this world. Through His Spirit, while Israel is temporarily set aside, He is calling out of the world a special people to love and to bless.

Before the Prince of Peace brings judgment on this sinful, Christ rejecting world, he is calling out of this world His bride, the church to dwell forever with Him. They will enjoy the blessed relationship God intended when He created man. A wonderful, loving, voluntary relationship with God made possible by Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary.

After He has judged the world, He will return to establish the glorious earthly kingdom, long promised to Israel.

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The Great Conflict in this Present Hour

As we have said, since Lucifer’s attack on God began, he has sought to establish his kingdom on earth. He has sought to usurp God’s authority over the world of men. He has sought to place his man Antichrist on the throne of this world.

God has allowed Satan to attempt to reach his goal. However until now, God has prevented him from actually accomplishing it. We know from scripture that one day God will allow Satan to actually put his plan in place. That kingdom will be the kingdom of Antichrist. It will be a world-wide empire that leads men to worship Satan, which is his long-time ambition. We read about the coming of that kingdom and how it is terminated in 2 Thessalonians 2:8, “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.”

We have been watching the stage being set for the final battle in the conflict of the ages, the curtain is about to be raised. Even now we can see dimly through the curtain and view events that are the props being put in place for the curtain to arise on the tribulation period.

Jesus has warned us that there would be what He called the “beginning signs.” These are signs that would precede the tribulation period and would be warning signs of it’s nearness.

In recent months there have been devastating forest fires in Australia, reportedly killing one billion animals. There is currently a locust invasion of biblical proportions in Africa and the Mideast. There has been a rise in the number and intensity of earth quakes, storms and tornadoes. There has also been a rise in the numbers of wars and rumours of wars in the last several decades. Today we have been hit by the plague of Covid19, taking the lives of thousands of people.

Three new flashing warnings of the lateness of the hour came just this past week. The Israeli government is considering for the first time, allowing the sacrificial offering of a lamb on the Temple Mount. Secondly, leading rabbis are calling for the commencement of worship on the Temple Mount. Thirdly, Israel is now about to annex portions of the WestBank.

These are very significant events. They are a warning of the nearness of the tribulation period when the Temple will be rebuilt.

The Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is obviously one of the beginning signs. It is the first beginning sign that has affected the entire world, which is very significant.

This pandemic has been accompanied by a host of prophetic scenarios. These are situations which are often lightly dismissed as conspiracy theories. These are things that have been clearly implied in the prophetic scriptures. Many of these situations are a foreshadowing of events and scenarios that will occur in the tribulation period.

Accelerated Activity by the Globalists

The globalists are using coronavirus as a battering ram to destroy and remake America. The globalists have been doing everything possible, with the cooperation of the mainline media, the Democratic Party and the deep state to try to convince Americans that Trump is evil and incompetent. They are trying to have him removed from the presidency. They need that to happen in order to carry out their plans to permanently change America, to destroy the capitalist system and replace it with a new globalist-controlled economy and a radically changed world.

The globalists have introduced the kind of measures that the Bible describes will occur in the tribulation period under the dominion of Antichrist.

We cannot go to church with common sense restrictions in place, but you can go to Walmart and Costco. Christians are being fined and arrested for going in their cars to a drive-in church service. In some places people are restricted from planting a garden or buying paint at the store. In some places you can go to the liquor store but you can’t buy seeds. All elective surgery is cancelled but abortions are deemed essential.

Some shocking headlines: “Battle lines drawn: Texas opts for Liberty, While Washington State makes Liberty Illegal” “New Jersey woman charged with plotting to violate Governor’s stay at home order” “Tyrannical Michigan Governor says abortion is life sustaining.”

These are just a sampling of the extent to which the globalists will go when they gain the upper hand.

When we put Covid19 in proper perspective we see some alarming facts. Though we are sympathetic to families who have lost loved ones, consider other causes of annual, preventable deaths in America. Heart disease 647,000  – Cancer 599,000  – Accidents – 169,000 – Chronic lower respiratory disease 160,000 -  Stroke 146,000 – Alzheimer’s 121,000 – Diabetes – 83,000 – Nephritis – 50,000 – Suicide – 47,000.  Last year 80,000 died of the common Flu.

Note the following news item: “The CDC is forcing states to recount their coronavirus deaths to include confirmed cases and probable cases.” The current number of deaths from coronavirus is approximately, 50,000 in comparison with other preventable deaths.

Then there is the closing of elective surgery because of the pandemic. The cost in lives and resulting heath issues is incalculable. It is impossible for the average person to navigate the barrage of conflicting information and misinformation coming from the mainstream media, the CDC and the WHO.

I believe the coronavirus is being manipulated to fashion a situation to be used by the globalists to begin to implement their agenda.

Note the following news items:

“Wall Street Journal caught running a Monsanto-style FAKE SCIENCE scam with Stanford researchers to mislead America over coronavirus infections.”

“A House Democrat admitted she and her progressive colleagues are blocking relief to small businesses to gain leverage to advance their far-left agenda.”

The call of the globalists is sounding loud.

First, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on world leaders to form a "temporary" global government in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The United Nations Secretary-General is asking nations to contribute at least ten percent of their annual income, essentially a global tax. This is to establish a world-wide guaranteed annual income which is a major plank in the new world order.

Now we have Bill Gates and other influential leaders suggesting another global solution - Global Digital ID as part of a vaccination program.

ID2020--a project initiated by Bill Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, transnational pharmaceutical corporations and technology firms are pushing the concept that every human on the planet needs a biometric marker in a vaccination, "to prove who you are," according to the ID2020 website. It is about the control the new world order requires. This is a foreshadowing of the Mark of the Beast.

Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest men in the world, is already leading the charge to fund the construction of factories that will be looking for a vaccine for this new virus and has suggested "larger public gatherings may not resume until broad vaccination has taken place." This would certainly collapse the economy. Bill Gates, a one world advocate, apparently has contributed one billion dollars to the WHO and he has great influence over it.

Under the "digital inclusion" initiative, Bill Gates has been pushing for India's Aadhaar digital ID system to expand around the world. The World Bank is heavily invested in the project.

All of this is dangerously close to China's "social credit" system. The globalists are primed and chafing at the bit to bring on their agenda. Dr. Fauci admits he and Dr. Birx were the two “experts” who persuaded Trump to kill the economy. They did it with their wildly inaccurate predictions of 2.2 million deaths. All too often when the globalist agenda is exposed, the exposure is immediately labelled right wing extremism, as Dr. Fauci did in an update by the task force.

It seems that the coronavirus pandemic is an act of war designed to crash the global economies and bring in the new world order with a digital ID.

We are seeing the drive to take away liberties which will ultimately result in the enslavement of all of humanity under Antichrist. Socialism and Antichrist’s agenda is based on total control of all men. “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”  “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:7, 17). The kingdom of Antichrist will involve total control over every man woman and child on the face of the earth, enslavement.

What we are witnessing at this moment with regard to the pandemic, is conditioning for men to accept total control. We see Democratic Governors acting in a dictatorial fashion. Socialism is about control, control, control.  This is a reflection of Satan’s activity since the fall of Adam. He seeks to enslave men to sin and by it control them.

Economic Collapse

A second front in the globalist war against America is the attempt to crash the US economy. Such a crash would reduce America to ashes economically and allow the socialists to take the White House. Trump is the enemy of socialism and globalism and with Trump swept aside the socialists would quickly bring on the new world order.

It is labour that produces value. You can’t sow mustard seed and reap fruit and vegetables. You can’t just print money to meet your needs. When you do that the money loses its value, it loses its meaning.

Modern Monetary Theory embraces the false concept that you can print money endlessly with no economic consequence. Socialism holds to Modern Monetary Theory. Give everyone in America everything they want and they will vote for you. Just print the money.

There are very serious risks to the excessive printing of money. Unfortunately Trump and the Republicans have embraced the idea that they can print their way out of debt and the consequences of unemployment from the pandemic. America has a 23 trillion dollar debt and they are adding up to four trillion dollars to fight the virus. The Federal Reserve is also printing another four trillion dollars as a back-up.

But it is not just government that is deeply in debt. There is corporate debt now above 16 trillion dollars. Add to that a crushing load of household debt.

As governments and corporations pile on more and more debt, we may be near a tipping point that will bring the whole rickety house of cards crashing down. The result would be hyper-inflation from which the whole economic structure of the world would have to be reset. This would of necessity involve a new world order. The globalists are well aware of this potential.

We are also hearing that if the economy is not opened up soon we will have a crushing recession. The result would probably be a socialist in the White House in November.”

In a news report we read: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Stunningly Tells All 50 States In America It’s Time To Declare Bankruptcy Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”

The report went on to say: “With each passing day, the global outlook due to the COVID-19 Planned-emic grows bleaker and bleaker, as death tolls continue to rise and economies are either teetering on the edge of failure or collapsing outright. Here in America, our financial outlook is beyond grim, even after an historic 2 trillion dollar coronavirus stimulus bailout. Now today we have Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell telling states they should go bankrupt. Should that happen, overnight America will cease to be a superpower. It will happen just that fast.”

Another news item: “Bankruptcy looms over U.S. energy industry, from oil fields to pipelines.”

We see all around us the foreshadowing of the coming tribulation period. That is what the beginning signs are about.

America under Attack

America is the focus of Satan’s war against God in this present hour. America has been the block under the wheel in the drive to establish the globalist agenda of Satan. America has been, at least in the past, largely a product of the Judeo Christian Ethic. It has been a bastion of Christianity in the world, of course not a Christian nation, but still an influence for Christianity and liberty, preaching the gospel and sending thousands of missionaries around the world.  Christianity and liberty is in total opposition to Satan’s agenda and in opposition to a globalist world.

For a number of decades now the socialists have been destroying the Christian heritage of America. It is called a ‘socialist cultural revolution.’ It is now almost complete. All that remains is to remove the holdouts, take power and take control of the White house. We are watching that final struggle now taking place. That is the reason Trump is so hated, he stands in the way of their ‘new world order.’

Besides the attack by the globalists we are now witnessing two major attacks on America, one by socialism and one by China.

The Attack of China on America                                                                                          

China’s ambition is to replace America as the world’s most powerful economy and leader in industry, technology and military might. China wants to dominate the world with its socialist agenda.

China’s methodology has been to buy factories and companies in America and learn how they function, to learn their methodology and their technological expertise. Then they go back to China, duplicate the process, mass produce and sell the products at a fraction of the American price and put the opposition in America out of business or cause them to move to China. This has been the process by which China has obtained incredible wealth and power. This is the same China that seeks to destroy America.

However, Donald Trump has come along and upset the apple cart. His trade policies will reverse Chinas plans for domination. In response to this new development China has declared war on America, a multifaceted war.

China has realized that it cannot face and defeat American military power head on. They must first wage a different kind of war to weaken America.

The Peoples Liberation Army revealed their strategy in book called “Unrestricted Warfare.” They listed the methods by which they intend to carry forth this war, guerilla warfare, terrorism, biological warfare, drug trafficking, environmental destruction and computer viruses.

DR. Frances Boyce PHD of Harvard University has stated, “In the coronavirus what we’re seeing is an offensive biological warfare weapon.” Whether Covid19 was created deliberately or released by accident, it has been used as a weapon against America.  If you question that assertion, checkout this link, <https://youtu.be/Gdd7dtDaYmM> Anthony Shaffer says, “China’s long term ambition is global domination. The coronavirus is just one part of the larger picture.”

In the following quote “U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr warned of a range of threats from China including propaganda efforts surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and efforts to interfere in U.S. elections. In an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Barr described Chinese efforts as a ‘full-court blitzkrieg’ across multiple fronts, which he said includes meddling in US elections, exercising control over key supply chains and promoting disinformation about the coronavirus.”

Trump seems to be aware that China is infiltrating countries in South and Central America.  China, Russia, Cuba, Iran and Hezbollah are all in communist Venezuela. Venezuela is just 1200 miles from Miami, within easy missiles range.

The soft underbelly of America is the Mexican border, a border which has been largely undefended. It is vulnerable to illegal immigrants, drugs and invasion or guerilla warfare.

Trump seems to be responding by bringing the U.S. military home from the Mideast and Asia, perhaps to defend the Southern border?

The Attack of Socialism on America

The greater threat to America is the threat within, the threat of a socialist takeover. With any discernment, as you view the news in America you can see two totally divergent groups, literally at war in a badly divided nation.

First -There are the progressive, socialist Democrats who are working to bring in their radical socialist agenda. Their agenda will destroy America which stands in the way of their globalist socialist utopian dream.

In a recent statement, Democrats said; “The present situation would allow for transformative changes in America: read socialism.”

It seems incredible that Americans are set on destroying their own country. Listen to the words of David Rockefeller, “Some believe we belong to a secret cabal working against the best interests the US characterising my family as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure, one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty and I am proud of it

Since that time millions of new socialists have been added to Rockefeller’s number and his ambition. They are the product of years of indoctrination in the school system. Socialists now totally dominate academia, Hollywood, the media, the Democratic Party and the deep state. The number of progressives is astounding. Unless you understand this you cannot comprehend what is happening in America.

Until you come to understand this mindset you cannot comprehend what is taking place around you. This is a major movement; there are vast numbers in America and around the world who dream of this transformation from the present order to a world-wide socialist utopia.

Let’s go back some years and listen to Albert Einstein, “Humankinds desire for peace can be only realized by the creation of world government.” Winston Churchill said, “Unless we establish some form of world government, it will be impossible to avert WW3 in the future.”

George H.W. Bush said in 1991, “It’s a big idea: A new world order…only the United States has both the moral standing and the means to back it up.” He later said, “The UN needs to head it up and with the UN in charge we are going to have heaven on earth.”

I repeat, in the last few years the socialist dream has gripped the hearts of a growing number of Americans. This dream is rapidly expanding. A recent poll of millennials indicates that 57% of Americans between 20-40 years of age prefer to live under socialism.”

In his zeal for a new world order David Rockefeller said, “All we need is the right crisis, and the nations will accept the new world order.” The coronavirus is now being seized upon and manipulated as that right crisis.

This socialist dream includes a world without God, without Christianity and without moral restraints. It is a new order where all are forced to conform to the rules of the new utopia. The socialist dream is Satan’s dream. It is all about control, control, control.

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The Great Conflict in this Present Hour

As we have said, since Lucifer’s attack on God began, he has sought to establish his kingdom on earth. He has sought to usurp God’s authority over the world of men. He has sought to place his man Antichrist on the throne of this world.

God has allowed Satan to attempt to reach his goal. However until now, God has prevented him from actually accomplishing it. We know from scripture that one day God will allow Satan to actually put his plan in place. That kingdom will be the kingdom of Antichrist. It will be a world-wide empire that leads men to worship Satan, which is his long-time ambition. We read about the coming of that kingdom and how it is terminated in 2 Thessalonians 2:8, “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.”

We have been watching the stage being set for the final battle in the conflict of the ages, the curtain is about to be raised. Even now we can see dimly through the curtain and view events that are the props being put in place for the curtain to arise on the tribulation period.

Jesus has warned us that there would be what He called the “beginning signs.” These are signs that would precede the tribulation period and would be warning signs of it’s nearness.

In recent months there have been devastating forest fires in Australia, reportedly killing one billion animals. There is currently a locust invasion of biblical proportions in Africa and the Mideast. There has been a rise in the number and intensity of earth quakes, storms and tornadoes. There has also been a rise in the numbers of wars and rumours of wars in the last several decades. Today we have been hit by the plague of Covid19, taking the lives of thousands of people.

Three new flashing warnings of the lateness of the hour came just this past week. The Israeli government is considering for the first time, allowing the sacrificial offering of a lamb on the Temple Mount. Secondly, leading rabbis are calling for the commencement of worship on the Temple Mount. Thirdly, Israel is now about to annex portions of the WestBank.

These are very significant events. They are a warning of the nearness of the tribulation period when the Temple will be rebuilt.

The Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is obviously one of the beginning signs. It is the first beginning sign that has affected the entire world, which is very significant.

This pandemic has been accompanied by a host of prophetic scenarios. These are situations which are often lightly dismissed as conspiracy theories. These are things that have been clearly implied in the prophetic scriptures. Many of these situations are a foreshadowing of events and scenarios that will occur in the tribulation period.

Accelerated Activity by the Globalists

The globalists are using coronavirus as a battering ram to destroy and remake America. The globalists have been doing everything possible, with the cooperation of the mainline media, the Democratic Party and the deep state to try to convince Americans that Trump is evil and incompetent. They are trying to have him removed from the presidency. They need that to happen in order to carry out their plans to permanently change America, to destroy the capitalist system and replace it with a new globalist-controlled economy and a radically changed world.

The globalists have introduced the kind of measures that the Bible describes will occur in the tribulation period under the dominion of Antichrist.

We cannot go to church with common sense restrictions in place, but you can go to Walmart and Costco. Christians are being fined and arrested for going in their cars to a drive-in church service. In some places people are restricted from planting a garden or buying paint at the store. In some places you can go to the liquor store but you can’t buy seeds. All elective surgery is cancelled but abortions are deemed essential.

Some shocking headlines: “Battle lines drawn: Texas opts for Liberty, While Washington State makes Liberty Illegal” “New Jersey woman charged with plotting to violate Governor’s stay at home order” “Tyrannical Michigan Governor says abortion is life sustaining.”

These are just a sampling of the extent to which the globalists will go when they gain the upper hand.

When we put Covid19 in proper perspective we see some alarming facts. Though we are sympathetic to families who have lost loved ones, consider other causes of annual, preventable deaths in America. Heart disease 647,000  – Cancer 599,000  – Accidents – 169,000 – Chronic lower respiratory disease 160,000 -  Stroke 146,000 – Alzheimer’s 121,000 – Diabetes – 83,000 – Nephritis – 50,000 – Suicide – 47,000.  Last year 80,000 died of the common Flu.

Note the following news item: “The CDC is forcing states to recount their coronavirus deaths to include confirmed cases and probable cases.” The current number of deaths from coronavirus is approximately, 50,000 in comparison with other preventable deaths.

Then there is the closing of elective surgery because of the pandemic. The cost in lives and resulting heath issues is incalculable. It is impossible for the average person to navigate the barrage of conflicting information and misinformation coming from the mainstream media, the CDC and the WHO.

I believe the coronavirus is being manipulated to fashion a situation to be used by the globalists to begin to implement their agenda.

Note the following news items:

“Wall Street Journal caught running a Monsanto-style FAKE SCIENCE scam with Stanford researchers to mislead America over coronavirus infections.”

“A House Democrat admitted she and her progressive colleagues are blocking relief to small businesses to gain leverage to advance their far-left agenda.”

The call of the globalists is sounding loud.

First, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on world leaders to form a "temporary" global government in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The United Nations Secretary-General is asking nations to contribute at least ten percent of their annual income, essentially a global tax. This is to establish a world-wide guaranteed annual income which is a major plank in the new world order.

Now we have Bill Gates and other influential leaders suggesting another global solution - Global Digital ID as part of a vaccination program.

ID2020--a project initiated by Bill Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, transnational pharmaceutical corporations and technology firms are pushing the concept that every human on the planet needs a biometric marker in a vaccination, "to prove who you are," according to the ID2020 website. It is about the control the new world order requires. This is a foreshadowing of the Mark of the Beast.

Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest men in the world, is already leading the charge to fund the construction of factories that will be looking for a vaccine for this new virus and has suggested "larger public gatherings may not resume until broad vaccination has taken place." This would certainly collapse the economy. Bill Gates, a one world advocate, apparently has contributed one billion dollars to the WHO and he has great influence over it.

Under the "digital inclusion" initiative, Bill Gates has been pushing for India's Aadhaar digital ID system to expand around the world. The World Bank is heavily invested in the project.

All of this is dangerously close to China's "social credit" system. The globalists are primed and chafing at the bit to bring on their agenda. Dr. Fauci admits he and Dr. Birx were the two “experts” who persuaded Trump to kill the economy. They did it with their wildly inaccurate predictions of 2.2 million deaths. All too often when the globalist agenda is exposed, the exposure is immediately labelled right wing extremism, as Dr. Fauci did in an update by the task force.

It seems that the coronavirus pandemic is an act of war designed to crash the global economies and bring in the new world order with a digital ID.

We are seeing the drive to take away liberties which will ultimately result in the enslavement of all of humanity under Antichrist. Socialism and Antichrist’s agenda is based on total control of all men. “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”  “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:7, 17). The kingdom of Antichrist will involve total control over every man woman and child on the face of the earth, enslavement.

What we are witnessing at this moment with regard to the pandemic, is conditioning for men to accept total control. We see Democratic Governors acting in a dictatorial fashion. Socialism is about control, control, control.  This is a reflection of Satan’s activity since the fall of Adam. He seeks to enslave men to sin and by it control them.

Economic Collapse

A second front in the globalist war against America is the attempt to crash the US economy. Such a crash would reduce America to ashes economically and allow the socialists to take the White House. Trump is the enemy of socialism and globalism and with Trump swept aside the socialists would quickly bring on the new world order.

It is labour that produces value. You can’t sow mustard seed and reap fruit and vegetables. You can’t just print money to meet your needs. When you do that the money loses its value, it loses its meaning.

Modern Monetary Theory embraces the false concept that you can print money endlessly with no economic consequence. Socialism holds to Modern Monetary Theory. Give everyone in America everything they want and they will vote for you. Just print the money.

There are very serious risks to the excessive printing of money. Unfortunately Trump and the Republicans have embraced the idea that they can print their way out of debt and the consequences of unemployment from the pandemic. America has a 23 trillion dollar debt and they are adding up to four trillion dollars to fight the virus. The Federal Reserve is also printing another four trillion dollars as a back-up.

But it is not just government that is deeply in debt. There is corporate debt now above 16 trillion dollars. Add to that a crushing load of household debt.

As governments and corporations pile on more and more debt, we may be near a tipping point that will bring the whole rickety house of cards crashing down. The result would be hyper-inflation from which the whole economic structure of the world would have to be reset. This would of necessity involve a new world order. The globalists are well aware of this potential.

We are also hearing that if the economy is not opened up soon we will have a crushing recession. The result would probably be a socialist in the White House in November.”

In a news report we read: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Stunningly Tells All 50 States In America It’s Time To Declare Bankruptcy Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”

The report went on to say: “With each passing day, the global outlook due to the COVID-19 Planned-emic grows bleaker and bleaker, as death tolls continue to rise and economies are either teetering on the edge of failure or collapsing outright. Here in America, our financial outlook is beyond grim, even after an historic 2 trillion dollar coronavirus stimulus bailout. Now today we have Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell telling states they should go bankrupt. Should that happen, overnight America will cease to be a superpower. It will happen just that fast.”

Another news item: “Bankruptcy looms over U.S. energy industry, from oil fields to pipelines.”

We see all around us the foreshadowing of the coming tribulation period. That is what the beginning signs are about.

America under Attack

America is the focus of Satan’s war against God in this present hour. America has been the block under the wheel in the drive to establish the globalist agenda of Satan. America has been, at least in the past, largely a product of the Judeo Christian Ethic. It has been a bastion of Christianity in the world, of course not a Christian nation, but still an influence for Christianity and liberty, preaching the gospel and sending thousands of missionaries around the world.  Christianity and liberty is in total opposition to Satan’s agenda and in opposition to a globalist world.

For a number of decades now the socialists have been destroying the Christian heritage of America. It is called a ‘socialist cultural revolution.’ It is now almost complete. All that remains is to remove the holdouts, take power and take control of the White house. We are watching that final struggle now taking place. That is the reason Trump is so hated, he stands in the way of their ‘new world order.’

Besides the attack by the globalists we are now witnessing two major attacks on America, one by socialism and one by China.

The Attack of China on America                                                                                          

China’s ambition is to replace America as the world’s most powerful economy and leader in industry, technology and military might. China wants to dominate the world with its socialist agenda.

China’s methodology has been to buy factories and companies in America and learn how they function, to learn their methodology and their technological expertise. Then they go back to China, duplicate the process, mass produce and sell the products at a fraction of the American price and put the opposition in America out of business or cause them to move to China. This has been the process by which China has obtained incredible wealth and power. This is the same China that seeks to destroy America.

However, Donald Trump has come along and upset the apple cart. His trade policies will reverse Chinas plans for domination. In response to this new development China has declared war on America, a multifaceted war.

China has realized that it cannot face and defeat American military power head on. They must first wage a different kind of war to weaken America.

The Peoples Liberation Army revealed their strategy in book called “Unrestricted Warfare.” They listed the methods by which they intend to carry forth this war, guerilla warfare, terrorism, biological warfare, drug trafficking, environmental destruction and computer viruses.

DR. Frances Boyce PHD of Harvard University has stated, “In the coronavirus what we’re seeing is an offensive biological warfare weapon.” Whether Covid19 was created deliberately or released by accident, it has been used as a weapon against America.  If you question that assertion, checkout this link, <https://youtu.be/Gdd7dtDaYmM> Anthony Shaffer says, “China’s long term ambition is global domination. The coronavirus is just one part of the larger picture.”

In the following quote “U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr warned of a range of threats from China including propaganda efforts surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and efforts to interfere in U.S. elections. In an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Barr described Chinese efforts as a ‘full-court blitzkrieg’ across multiple fronts, which he said includes meddling in US elections, exercising control over key supply chains and promoting disinformation about the coronavirus.”

Trump seems to be aware that China is infiltrating countries in South and Central America.  China, Russia, Cuba, Iran and Hezbollah are all in communist Venezuela. Venezuela is just 1200 miles from Miami, within easy missiles range.

The soft underbelly of America is the Mexican border, a border which has been largely undefended. It is vulnerable to illegal immigrants, drugs and invasion or guerilla warfare.

Trump seems to be responding by bringing the U.S. military home from the Mideast and Asia, perhaps to defend the Southern border?

The Attack of Socialism on America

The greater threat to America is the threat within, the threat of a socialist takeover. With any discernment, as you view the news in America you can see two totally divergent groups, literally at war in a badly divided nation.

First -There are the progressive, socialist Democrats who are working to bring in their radical socialist agenda. Their agenda will destroy America which stands in the way of their globalist socialist utopian dream.

In a recent statement, Democrats said; “The present situation would allow for transformative changes in America: read socialism.”

It seems incredible that Americans are set on destroying their own country. Listen to the words of David Rockefeller, “Some believe we belong to a secret cabal working against the best interests the US characterising my family as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure, one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty and I am proud of it

Since that time millions of new socialists have been added to Rockefeller’s number and his ambition. They are the product of years of indoctrination in the school system. Socialists now totally dominate academia, Hollywood, the media, the Democratic Party and the deep state. The number of progressives is astounding. Unless you understand this you cannot comprehend what is happening in America.

Until you come to understand this mindset you cannot comprehend what is taking place around you. This is a major movement; there are vast numbers in America and around the world who dream of this transformation from the present order to a world-wide socialist utopia.

Let’s go back some years and listen to Albert Einstein, “Humankinds desire for peace can be only realized by the creation of world government.” Winston Churchill said, “Unless we establish some form of world government, it will be impossible to avert WW3 in the future.”

George H.W. Bush said in 1991, “It’s a big idea: A new world order…only the United States has both the moral standing and the means to back it up.” He later said, “The UN needs to head it up and with the UN in charge we are going to have heaven on earth.”

I repeat, in the last few years the socialist dream has gripped the hearts of a growing number of Americans. This dream is rapidly expanding. A recent poll of millennials indicates that 57% of Americans between 20-40 years of age prefer to live under socialism.”

In his zeal for a new world order David Rockefeller said, “All we need is the right crisis, and the nations will accept the new world order.” The coronavirus is now being seized upon and manipulated as that right crisis.

This socialist dream includes a world without God, without Christianity and without moral restraints. It is a new order where all are forced to conform to the rules of the new utopia. The socialist dream is Satan’s dream. It is all about control, control, control.

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America’s real problem is her turning away from God

The old order which Trump seeks to restore is made up of those who want the liberty, freedom and prosperity that capitalism gives. They want to return to the America of yesterday without returning to the moral spiritual condition of yesterday. They are content with todays’ godless lifestyle.

Though they embrace religion, it is a generic religion without any real commitment to Christ and what He requires in His Word. It is a religion that permits man to live as he pleases without interference by the Word of God. It is religion that a Holy God will never tolerate. It is a religion like the religion Israel practiced prior to it’s destruction by God. It is the religion that the scripture ascribes to the last days, it is apostate Christianity.

We are reminded of the hour in Jeremiah’s day when God’s judgment was about to fall on Judah. The prophet cried, “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace,” (Jeremiah 6:14). In the face of coming judgment they said don’t worry, we are the people of God and everything is going to be okay; we will come out of this. That is America today, we will overcome this virus, we are Americans we will triumph, don’t worry.

We don’t need God, we have taught in our schools for 70 years that there is no God. We have lived for the last 30 years as if there is no God.

We are told that the day will come when the Lord will allow Satan to have a free hand to establish his kingdom of Antichrist in this world. The restraints on Satan will be lifted and he will proceed to destroy all opposition in making his final assault on God, “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed…” (2 Thessalonians 2:6, 7, 8a).

Are the events now taking place the final movement in the pre-tribulation drama? Has the wrap-up of the present age begun? Will the Lord at this time remove the restraints from Satan and take the church out of the world? Or will America be given a reprieve?

Revolted and Gone

“But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone” (Jeremiah 5:23).

In Canada and America we have witnessed a growing rebellion against God, a hardening of hearts that prevent repentance. For example New York Governor Cuomo has stated about the decline in the number of Covid19 cases. “We have brought the number down. God did not do that. Faith did not do that. Destiny did not do that. We did it.”

New York City Mayor Blasio stated that if churches opened for services, he would close them permanently. This is a procedure that always accompanies God-rejecting communism.

Even more ominously, after years of indoctrination, nearly 50% Americans have now imbibed of socialism, knowingly or unknowingly, openly or quietly. Remember that the basic tenant of socialism is rejection of God, rejection of Christianity and moral restraints. Much of the rest of society is focused on pleasure and material things. We have a population that has hardened their hearts against God and placed themselves beyond repentance.

 Israel had rebelled against the Lord and He had given them over to sin.  The Lord sent Jeremiah to give the final warning! For forty years Jeremiah warned of coming judgment. For forty years Judah steadfastly refused to repent. Finally the Lord said to Jeremiah, Judah has crossed the line. Their fate is sealed, judgment is now inevitable. The Lord said, “But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone” (Jeremiah 5:23). They have passed the point of no return.

That is exactly what America has done. In fact America’s sin and rebellion now far outweighs Judah’s sin. Both Judah and America have known the blessing of God upon their lands. Why should America’s judgment be different?

America has known the truth and utterly turned away from it and it seems obvious that America is now doomed to judgment. When men, having known the truth, boldly take pride in their sin and openly defy God, they have crossed the line of God’s patience, mercy and long suffering. The door of salvation is always open to individuals who will repent. However the time comes when an individual or a nation crosses the line and repentance is no longer a consideration for them. Judgment is inevitable.

There is a sign on the banks of the Niagara River. On that sign are the words, “Past Redemption Point.” You can hear the thundering waters of the mighty falls. You can see the river at that point turns into a raging, wild, swirling fury of white water. For any soul who passes that point in the river, all hope is gone. Their fate is sealed. To be crushed by the water on the rocks below the falls. You shudder as you look on those rapids.

Somewhere along the way, during Jeremiah’s ministry, Judah crossed the line of God’s patience and mercy. God said to Jeremiah it is now too late! “Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee“ (Jeremiah 7:16).  Later we read, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20).

Somewhere along the way America and Canada have crossed the line of God’s patience. The spirit of repentance is drowned in the pride of their sin. From government, corporations, the media, the educational system and the man in the street, defiance of God is blatant and final.

Jeremiah’s message now would be a message of judgment to a nation that was beyond repentance and doomed for destruction. Though the process may be different, that is where America and Canada are today. America is not Israel but the principles that God applied to Israel are unchangeable principles that apply to any nation or people that have known the truth and light of God’s Word and totally reject it.

The morality of our society has collapsed before our very eyes. America has abandoned God and has sought other gods, the gods of drugs, pleasure, sensuality and materialism. All moral foundations have been deliberately destroyed. Evil abounds in massive proportions and we see the love of the world flooding into the church, along with social action, which is socialism.  

Our society has rejected the very concept of sin and the existence of God. Their sin has become their pride and now the possibility of repentance is gone.  What we say of America is true of Canada also.

In America there are 1000 casino’s, over 60,000 bars and over 70,000 deaths annually from drug overdose. Every second there are over 26,000 watching porn on the internet.  America is the number one country in the world for commercial sex for children, pedophilia. It is a 30 billion dollar a year industry. A baby is killed every 30 seconds by abortion which is legalized by government and accepted by society. Homosexuality has been legalized by government and accepted and approved by society. Sexual identity confusion is promoted in schools. The gods of materialism reign supreme. It would be fitting if America’s judgment were to be an economic collapse.

We live in an hour of incredible moral decline, an hour when the passion for sin is now legitimate. We live in a time when men and women take great pride in their sin and celebrate it in the streets. In our culture there are now no social restraints upon sin. Our entire culture reflects a passionate love for sin and no one seems to want to restrain it. All of the precepts of God’s Word have been trampled upon by our society.

The institutions, laws and rules God has established have been negated and rejected by our culture. Those who would dare to object are called haters. They are identified as the real problem in society. They must be dealt with and they will be when the socialists come to power, they have been bragging about it.

Perhaps most serious of all, the church has apostatized and been neutralized. Like the days of Noah, our society has given itself over to wickedness. “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).

We can look at the problem of our society through the eyes of Jeremiah who stood at the same place in Judah. The Lord spoke to the people through Jeremiah, “Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth” (Jeremiah 15:1). Judah had crossed the line of God’s patience and mercy.

We look in vain today for any sign of genuine repentance; it is not to be found. We see lots of religion and false christ’s, christ’s who allow for sin and worldliness. There is no genuine sorrow over sin. We see the same situation in Paul’s day in Galatians 1:6, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.”

Though the process may be different, that is where America and Canada are today. America is not Israel, but the principles that God applied to Israel are unchangeable principles that apply to any nation or people that have known the truth and light of God’s Word and totally reject it. “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (1 Corinthians 10:11).

The Day of Visitation is Past

Based upon the Word of God, I believe America will not be given a reprieve. As we look at what God has done in the past we can realize what the future holds. As we look at Israel we can learn the ways of God.

Christ, God in flesh, had come to His people Israel to call them to repentance and blessing. Israel turned a deaf ear to Him, and Israel’s God pronounced judgment upon her.

The Temple was the place of God’s presence with Israel. Jesus announced that God’s presence would be withdrawn. Israel would enter into two thousand years of afflictions, trouble, persecution, distress, antisemitism and dispersion. In a few short years a million Jews would be slaughtered by the Roman army.

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down,” (Matthew 24:1, 2). You can sense the anguish in the heart of Christ.

In Luke 19:43, 44; Jesus declares that Israel had received her day of visitation and refused the grace and mercy of God and now only judgment remained. “For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.”

Six hundred years earlier another generation of Israelis did the same thing. Jeremiah wept over them and the same results followed. “Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! (Jeremiah 9:1).

America is not Israel, but the principles of God’s Word are unchanging. America has had her day of visitation and judgment now awaits her.

We know what is coming. We know what lies ahead. Paul said, “…as ye see the day approaching.” We now see the day approaching. Paul said, “…ye are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” We know what is coming.

We have no special revelation, we do not need it, we have the Word of God and His Spirit to guide us into all truth. God’s Word helps us to understand the times. “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times…” We know what is coming. The warnings are over judgment is at the door.

The world does not know what is coming, they are in darkness, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not…” (2 Corinthians 4:4). We are told that the men of this world will be deceived about end time events. “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:5).

America is about to go down. Her economy is about to collapse. Is Trump is about to be removed? The socialists are about to win the White House.  America is about to be sacrificed to the new world order. It seems the Lord is about to set Satan loose and rapture the church. The next few months will reveal the answers to those assumptions.

Satan and his supernatural, powerful, demonic beings have penetrated every area of power and influence. A total collapse is coming and nothing is going to survive.

We do not know all the details but we know what is coming.

Anguish –Anguish – Anguish

Those who understand the times will weep as we look out on around us and see the destruction that is inevitable. Knowing what is coming, we weep over a lost souls and a lost world.  We are filled with anguish of soul as we contemplate the destruction that is imminent, for friends, neighbours and perhaps some family members.            

What must we do in this late hour? We must weep and pray. Scripture tells us that within 4-5 years after the tribulation begins over two thirds of those now alive on the earth will perish from the face of the earth.

We must enter into the sufferings of Christ as He suffers over lost and dying men. “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death” (Philippians 3:10).

We must share the message, the only message that can deliver the souls of men. If ever there was an hour to be declaring the gospel message it is now. Tomorrow may be forever too late.  

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 God is not finished with Israel

“And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things,” Genesis 24:1.

This chapter is filled with wonderful truth. The mystery of the church was hidden throughout the Old Testament ages, and later revealed by the Spirit through Paul. But here we have some foreshadows of the truth of the relationship of Christ to His body, the church. The terms 'illustration' or 'figure' are probably more appropriate then the word type.

In chapter 22, we see the Son offered up in type. “And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son” ….  “And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. (Genesis 22:10, 12).

In chapter 23, Sarah is laid aside. “And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her” (Genesis 23:2).

In chapter 24, the servant is sent forth to procure a bride for the son Isaac, who had been as it were, received in a figure from the dead. “But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac” (Genesis 24:4).

These things coincide with the calling of the church. In the New Testament we see First the rejection and death of Christ. Second we see the setting aside of Israel after the flesh, symbolized by Sarah's death and burial. Third we see the calling out of the Church to the exalted position as the bride of Christ.

We see this foreshadowed in these three chapters. The death of Christ had to occur before the Church could be called out. It is also important to realize that the death of the system of Judaism had to occur before the church could be established. “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us” Ephesians 2:14.

If Israel had not failed to love and obey God, there possibly would have been no need or place for the church. Ultimately, the world would have been blessed through Israel. Israel sealed their long history of disobedience by crucifying the Lord of Glorify. Then we find Paul is raised reveal the new program of God, which was held back in the mind of God, while He worked with Israel.

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:” Ephesians 3:1-6.

The Mystery was the Church composed of Jew and Gentile being baptised into one body and joined to Christ as the head.  This mystery had never been revealed until Paul’s day. “Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power” Ephesians 3:7.

In Ephesians 2:20, we learn that the Apostles were the foundation upon which this new building was built. "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” (Ephesians 2:20).

Therefore whatever relationship the Old Testament saints had, they cannot be a part of the body which had no previous existence.

In Romans 11:25-29 we discover that when God's program and purpose for the church is completed He will return to completing His program and purpose for Israel. "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance."

Paul had previously in this same chapter in verse 1, 2a made clear that God was not finished with Israel. ” I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew…”

We see the consummation of that purpose in two passages. “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God” (Zechariah 13:8-9).

"He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end” Luke 1:32-33).

The Old Testament is literally filled with this program and purpose of God for Israel. Those who do not see this are blind to the message of God in the Old Testament. If the Bible teaches anything it teaches that God is not finished with Israel.

All of history has been heading toward the "Kingdom of Heaven" on earth. It will begin with the millennial age and consummate in the eternal age.

We have the promise of God to Israel in Jeremiah 31:35-37. “Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: if those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD. “ 

Only through willful blindness and willful ignorance of scripture could one say God is finished with Israel.

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When the Foundations are destroyed

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:” Habakkuk 3:17

The prophet Habakkuk was given a message of judgment for Israel. Israel had forsaken the Lord in sin and disobedience and idolatry. The prophet brought the message of total destruction upon Israel and the land. The prophet said that he trembled at the prospect of the awful judgment that was about to come.

The judgment did come and there was not one Jew alive in the land when it was over. The remnant that Nebuchadnezzar left in the land, fled to Egypt, where they also were destroyed.

Sin always brings judgment even though it is often delayed. Sin brings judgment on individuals, upon families, upon nations and upon churches.

The sins of others often bring consequences upon the innocent. We think particularly of the present hour. The moral depravity of the nation has a polluting influence on the Christian home and upon believers in general. The leaven of evil corrupts in such a slow and steady way that it is scarcely noticeable at first. By the time we wake up, for many it is too late.

In verse 17 Habakkuk lists the consequences of the judgment of God. The foundations of the nation are gone. What were they to do? What are you and I to do in this hour of apostasy and decline? The answer comes in verses 18 and 19. “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places…” Habakkuk 3:18-19

First, he says, “I will rejoice” God is still on the throne. Though others turn away from God, I have not and He is still my God. Though others are under the judgment of God, I am not. He says, "I will joy and rejoice in my God."

Secondly, he says, "God is my strength," He will bless me. "He will make me to walk upon my high places." The Lord will enable me to live in victory. In a wicked world that is under the judgment of God I can live in triumph.

This trial had come into Habakkuk’s life because of the sin of others. The prophet’s attitude was one of acceptance of God’s workings in his life. He realized that what God allowed into his life and what God had denied him was for his ultimate blessing.

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:” My life may seem barren but God has a purpose in it all.

One day we shall bless God not more for what He has granted than for what He has denied.

Although my trees are fruitless, no grapes are on the vine, Yet, Christ is all my fullness, And all His sweetness mine.

David said, “In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain…” Psalm 11:1. In the midst of a very trying situation David said I am trusting in the Lord. But David’s friends said “RUN.”

In verse 2 we see something of the problem, “For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart David was under attack, his life was threatened.

We have come to an hour of trial and turmoil; we do not know what lies ahead. The foundations of our lives and of our nation are under attack. “David said, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3. What are we to do in this dark hour?

The answer comes in verse 4, “The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.” Our mighty, loving, merciful God is 0n His throne in heaven. Things are not out of His control. He is working out His great purpose. He is trying the souls of men, both the righteous and the wicked. He will judge and He will reward.

David knew what to do, he had been here before. “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” Psalm 46:10.

He makes it clear what we are to do in such circumstances. “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” Psalm 37:1-7.

In an earlier day and in another fearful circumstance the Lord said Jehoshaphat. “Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you” 2 Chronicles 20:17.

That is what we do when the enemy comes in like a flood and the foundations are broken up. Stand still and see the Salvation of the Lord.

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