The End is Near…Are You Ready

While people are busy scurrying on the street or online looking for that perfect post “Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal” I ask myself, “How ready is the typical American (let alone the typical American Christian) for an economic collapse?  The answer is: Not at all.  We as a nation have not learned ANYTHING from the collapse in 2008.

In fact, we plunged ourselves deeper into debt. From a 7 year car loans that when you drive the car off the lot you are already “underwater” in your loan terms. To student loan debt collectively equating to north of 1 trillion dollars – with no job prospects in sight since the true unemployment rate is north of 20%. It seems to me that America as a whole has embraced the adage: “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, for tomorrow we die.”  Little that she knows that she has been bingeing in the 4th watch of the night – just before the new day dawns.  When this day finally does “dawn”, so will the revelation that the party’s over and that the “piper” will have his hand outstretched for “payment.” It will be Day One of economic slavery in America.  A day where some have laughed at people to scorn in mockery to those whose saw the signs and have prepared accordingly.  In other words, the “Zombie Apocalypse” has arrived.

Please keep in mind the term “Apocalypse” simply means revelation.  This will be a multi-faceted revelation.  An economic revelation.  A political revelation.  A moral revelation.  A spiritual revelation.   We as a nation can not be doing wrong things and not expect a backlash from our activities.  Case in point:

  • You can’t expect Social Security to continue when you kill 70 million future payers over a 40 year period.
  • You can’t expect a nation to be politically free when its own government sacrifice 3000 of their countrymen to restrict the movement of 300 million people.
  • You can’t expect a culture to survive when lines between right and wrong – from math and language to identification of what is male and female in a society are blurred.
  • You can’t expect the spirit of a nation to live when those who have been commissioned with the task of preserving it (the American Church) have largely neglected their duty through apathy or silence in the pulpit.

We are racing toward the end of an era.  An era that looks more like end of Rome than that of a God-fearing country. There is not much time left.  You need to get your “houses” in order:  Economic, political, moral, but above all your spiritual house needs to be in order.  Whether you believe in eternity or not, it is there – and it is waiting for you.  With each passing day you are one day closer to meeting with eternity and most importantly, the Creator of it.

 

Are YOU Ready?

 

The End is Near…Are You Ready

Warnings Came Before Destruction

As a watchman, my job is to give people warnings to prepare for the destruction that’s coming (see Ezekiel 33:6)  Warnings are not just spiritual or political.  They are practical as well.  While you may have heard our spiritual “leaders” call for a return to prayer and repentance – using II Chronicles 7:14 as “backdrop”, there is a practical side to preparation as well.  I believe that preparation has not just one but three sides to it.  I call it PSA:

1) Pray Up.

2) Stock Up.

3) Arm Up.

When I say pray up I mean make sure you have a right relationship with God.  That if there is unconfessed sin that it is between you and the Holy Spirit to deal with it and get rid of it.  That is not say that Pastoral or Elder counsel is not needed.  It is to say that since the Holy Spirit does lead and guide into all truth, let Him lead you in that direction also.

To stock  up does not mean you cling on to Philippians 4:19 and do nothing.  In any relationship there is a partnership.  In this case, you do your part and God does His.  What is your part?  Again by the leading of the Holy Spirit, you make provision for you and your family to survive the impending danger.  This may mean buying some extra canned food,  some water, soap, or any other day to day needs that the purpose is to get you through the “storm” that’s coming.  This means also – if you can afford to, buy some gold or silver in the event paper currency may become worthless or unavailable.

Lastly, to arm up means simply that.  You take on the responsibility to defend yourself, your family and your home from anyone intending to do you harm.  While prayer should be you first line of defense, it should not be your only one.  For those who believe that prayer alone is only thing that is needed to defend what God has entrusted to you, you will be rudely and sadly awakened to the sin saturated world we live in. (Ferguson, MO. anyone?)

This being said it does not mean that I negate or ignore the Rapture of the Church.  However, as sure as I am of the financial collapse that will befall America and thereby reduce this nation to a third world nation status, I am equally sure of the following three things that the Rapture and the collapse of the American economy have in common:

1) BOTH events are eminent.  You can’t pray, fast or wish them away.  They are coming and you can’t stop them.

2) BOTH events will arrive without warning.  Neither event needs a precursor event to happen.

3) No human being on the planet (including your Pastor) knows which event will happen FIRST.  So why be prepared for one event and NOT the other?

 

In this holiday season we have many things to be thankful for.  Among these is to be thankful to those who would risk it all to tell you the truth and get prepared for the danger that is to come.

 

#PSA

Warnings Came Before Destruction

Pharoahs Are Not Just Egyptian

As you know – amid allegations of voter fraud, Barack Obama holds the office of President of the United States for a 2nd term.  While people rejoiced in electing a person of color for the second time, it is apparent we in America did not learn the lesson the first time around .  In essence, we will have to face our own “Mt. Sinai” and go around this mountain one more time.  What did we not learn?  Several things:

The first is that character is more important than color.  We as a nation thought that the breaking of the “skin barrier” in the White House will usher in racial equality, when racism at its core is a heart issue.  The second is that no economy has ever survived on service sector jobs making up the bulk of the nation’s workload. Why? The service sector by its design is a supportive role, not a leading one.  Services don’t make widgets, they only enhance them.  To make a widget takes manufacturing.  The bulk of manufacturing is done outside of this country for one reason:  Labor costs.

Third is worldview.  By worldview I mean who will we choose to rule over us?  For those we choose, it will be out of their worldview that the laws that we will be subjected to are made.  So if you choose a candidate that is Anti-God, Ant-Bible,  and Anti-Israel, don’t expect that person or body of people to be favorable to those areas.  Remember God did not choose them: YOU DID!  Fourth is the harvest.  What do I mean?  It is in these three areas:  Lack of character judgment, lack of economic stewardship and a lack of political vigilance that we in the Church in America are facing to reap a “Perfect Storm” of a harvest:  in the name of “Pharoah” Barack Obama.  Why would I call Obama “Pharoah”?  Let’s look in I Samuel 8:11 to see what happened when Israel rejected God as a leader.

  ” And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.”

FEMA has just graduated their first class of Rapid Response unit personnel.  These consists of men and women ususally between the ages of 20-30 that have to do a 2-year term being available for any distress in the nation – at the discretion of the Office of the President.  In exchange, they receive 2 years of college paid for by the taxpayer.  Remember, these are your children I am talking about.  Read the I Samuel 8-12-17 to see what else did Saul as king do to the children of Israel.  Pay very close attention to verse 18:

” And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.”

What shall we do in this day you may ask?  REPENT!!  Repent that we did not listen!  Repent that we did not learn!   Repent that we gave ourselves over to false teachers becuase we had “itching ears”!  For if the Lord does not hear our cry and we will have to go through this process of chastening and persecution, let our lesson be learned hastily and that obedience to His Voice and His Word is more important than “scoring” political or social points with humanity.  Judgment is not coming, it is here.  On January 1, 2013, judgment will begin its “exercise routine” in the form of our taxes going through the roof – and that’s only the beginning.

Unless Divine Intervention happens, strap yourselves in folks, we just passed the crest of the hill and the steering and suspension just went out.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Pharoahs Are Not Just Egyptian

Sometimes They Come Back

While we have either have watched or have known about the Presidential Debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, it is very apparent to me that God is putting up another signpost that says “America: Bridge Out”  I wrote about the first one in August of 2009 and the second one in November 2009 concerning “Obamacare”  – a term Mr. Obama (once again I can not call him President since he has not passed the vetting process set forth in Article II of our Constitution) has stated he has become fond of. You can read about the other “signposts” here and here.

We again I believe are seeing the third – and perhaps our final signpost of our nation.  However, what exactly is a signpost?  It is a place where a sign is erected so that when it is read, it gives you information to make a better decision on where you need to go. If you have listened to the debate – putting aside your political bias, you can tell that there is a stark contrast between Obama and Romney.  If you have not you can listen to the debate below.

October 7, 2012 Pastors from around the country will participating in “Pulpit Freedom Day”.  A day set aside that Pastors will preach on politics from their respective pulpits defying the unconstitutional “Johnson Amendment” set forth in the IRS tax code that prohibits Pastors from publicly endorsing a political candidate.  While the IRS has no legal standing to enforcing this code , has never won a case concerning this statute, it has been their stance of a “Paper Tiger” that Pastors are most fearful.  Then again, this time they have a reason to be fearful.  With the installment of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan (which I wrote about here), as Justices on the Supreme Court bench, Pastors for the first time may go to jail for their faith – or so it would seem.  The reality of the situation is the due to lack of spiritual courage as well as their political fear, Pastors will now have to face the “giant” that could have been easily defeated when the giant was a little boy.

Those who read this blog consistently realize that the spiritual reality is bigger and more powerful than the political or natural realities. Elijah the Prophet said I Kings 18:21:

“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word”.

Notice the people’s response – “And the people answered him not a word”.  On November 6, 2012, the Christian in America will have two opinions placed before them.  Will the obey the Word of the Lord and choose to preserve the rights and freedoms that we have,  or will we go the way of Baal and continue to sacrificing our rights, our freedoms, our children and the ability to steward them all on his altar?

Sometimes God’s Words does come back.

Sometimes They Come Back