Jesus said regarding signs preceding His return, “But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately… Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Luke 21:9-10)
War plays a crucial part in end-time events. In fact, “The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.” (Daniel 9:26) And when Jesus said, “Kingdom against kingdom,” it means within a nation, so be prepared, as I do not doubt that civil war will occur in nations, such as America, as “We the people” defend ourselves from a corrupt and evil government, which goes against God’s laws.
Yet, please do not be worried, as I see many miracles happening to those who call out to the living God, Yahweh, and put their trust in Him. Thank You, Jesus!
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord,
like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.” (Prov. 21:1)
The real God, Yahweh, is sovereign. Even in the book of Daniel, I realize that He is even in control of wicked kings’ hearts for the purpose of judgment in bringing His people into a right relationship with Him. Thank You, Lord.
And like Daniel’s day, many Christians in nations like America, France, England, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia and more have turned away from Yahweh and are suffering the consequences. Christian persecution is on the rise due to Islam and we, as Christians, must turn to our Lord, Christ, and His righteousness to be saved. Lord, help us to humble ourselves, pray, and seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways, so that we may be saved.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
“Falling away” – In Greek: apostasia; defection from truth.
What truth? Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) There are many truths, but notice the definite article, “the” which tells us that Jesus is not just any truth, He is the truth. And Jesus is also the Word of God (John 1:14).
“Defection” – desertion/abandonment from allegiance, loyalty, duty, principles, religious beliefs, etc.; apostasy.
You cannot defect unless you were once a part. Forget about the false doctrine, “Once saved, always saved.” It’s untrue. Please, my brethren, we must repent and draw closer to Jesus (Yeshua) and eat His Word like food to our bodies, as not to fall away, but instead “test the spirits… to know the Spirit of God” (1 John 4:1). “The falling away” has been happening for many years. Many Christians are not in God’s Word comparing all they hear to our Solid Rock.
“…And I will enter into judgment with them there
on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations;
they have also divided up My land… Proclaim this among the nations:
“Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near…” (Joel 3:2, 9-11)
Israel has been divided more than once in exchange for so-called peace with Muslims. Yet, war continues. And as Jesus prophesied, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom…” (Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8; Luke 21:10) before He returns. In fact, “…War will continue until the end…” (Daniel 9:6) Let us, therefore, not be in fear, but prepare accordingly.
Those who study end-time prophecy and take it to heart are blessed. We need not be afraid of studying end-time prophecy, as our Lord wants us to know, so that we may prepare ourselves both spiritually and physically.
“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.” (Revelation 1:3)
“Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.” (Revelation 22:7)
“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear,
even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled,
though the mountains shake with its swelling.” (Psalm 46:1-2)
Thank You, Jesus, for being our refuge and strength no matter what occurs on earth.
Update of Meriam who was put in prison because she accepted Jesus as Savior. Praise God that she has now been released. Yet, please keep her in your prayers, as she is not free to leave Sudan yet. And if possible, please sign the petition to help her.
“Meriam Ibrahim and her American husband and children have reportedly taken refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Sudan. Meriam, who was sentenced to flogging and death for her Christian faith, is finally out of Sudanese custody after Sudan’s secret police snatched them from the arms of American diplomats, an episode that humiliated the Obama State Department and placed her and her American family in grave danger. The State Department must get its act together. The State Department must now escort Meriam home to America.”