South Africa is Begging for God’s Wrath
The South African Parliament passed a measure last week that would confiscate all land owned by white farmers. The vote is the first step in amending part of South Africa’s constitution that would allow the government to take the land from the white farmers and not provide them with any financial compensation.
The proposal, which passed 241 to 83, has the full support the Marxist African National Congress (ANC). When the apartheid system ended in 1991, it was replaced by the much loved Nelson Mandela. Widely regarded as an icon of democracy and social justice, Mandela received more than 250 honors—including the Nobel Peace Prize. The cult of personality that surrounds him could not find the fact that he was a communist.
South Africa was once the richest nation on the African continent. Its vast mineral wealth once had it producing most of the world’s supply of gold, platinum, and diamonds. Today, South Africa has fallen to third place as an economic power. Its production of gold has fallen to fifth place. The basic income of the South African people has been in a slow decline over the past two decades.
The failure of socialism in the USSR, Cuba, and Venezuela should have spelled extinction for this system of government. It continues to thrive because of greed and envy. People cannot resist a government that promises them free things, and the idea of stealing from the rich to give to the poor is equally appealing.
When the number of takers in a society grows faster than the number of producers, the wealth of the nation begins to decline. This is what is happening in South Africa. The ANC blames the downturn on its white citizenry. Even though the blacks have a monopoly on power and comprise 90% of the population, somehow scapegoating the whites will make things better.
The leader of this effort to drive out the white farmer is Julius Malema. This radical Marxist is following the game plan of the Nazis. In 2016, Malema said he was “not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now.” At a recent rally, Malema called on his followers to “go after the white man” and “cut the throat of whiteness.”
The persecution of white farmers is already a reality. Last year, more than 70 people were killed in more than 340 such attacks,” reported the Australian News.com. Over the past 20 years, the number of white farmers has declined from 60,000 to 30,000.
South Africa is traveling the same path as Zimbabwe, which “plunged into famine after a government-sanctioned purge of white farmers in the 2000s.” The now deposed President Robert Mugabe thought that food just popped out of the ground. The Zimbabwe government has asked for the farmers to return; but now that many of them have set up farms in neighboring Zambia, it’s unlikely that they would return.
It is an absolute disgrace that the world has been mostly silent on this land grab by the South African Parliament. Because we live in a world where civil rights don’t apply to Caucasians, the major news media have seen no need to cover this story.
I think South Africa’s troubles are going to blossom in the coming days for a far greater sin. Cape Town has a deep devotion to anti-Israel ideology. In December, the ANC decided to downgrade the status of the country’s embassy in Tel Aviv. Last month it voted to cut ties with Israel ‘over abuse of Palestinians.’
South Africa has even refused any help from Israel over its growing water crisis. Cape Town is in the grip of the worst drought the city has experienced in 100 years. Day Zero is the date when the taps run dry. By summer, four million people in the city of Cape Town may have to stand in line to collect their ration of drinking water.
It’s interesting that South Africa was at its glorious peak when it had a close relationship with Israel. Now that South Africa is ruled by a gang of Israel-hating racist thugs, this nation is a shadow of its former self.
“As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it” (Job 4:8 NIV).
Spirit of Antichrist Surging
Recently channeling through my TV channels, I heard more than one preacher say that we are to get ready for the “anointing” in these last days. The anointing to which they referred, I found out by listening further, meant, according to the speakers, that a special ability will be placed upon the Church (all within the Body of Christ). The anointing will bring about a great revival and a massive move of the Holy Spirit that will bring a tremendous number of souls to salvation.
The preachers I heard didn’t say where in the Bible this promised anointing is found. At least I missed it if they did give scriptural references.
And that’s the problem I have with this last-days great revival I’ve heard about for years. I can’t find a scriptural proof-text that makes such a promise.
There are references that there will be many saved during the Tribulation. For example, Revelation 7:9-17 foretells a time when a tremendous multitude of saints will bow before the throne of God along with the angelic billions. John the Revelator is told that these are the martyrs who came out of Great Tribulation. God will wipe away all their tears and will comfort them forever in his majestic presence.
There are other references to a multitude of souls being added to God’s Kingdom. All such references, however, are to the time following the Church Age. I can find no specific prophecy that there will be either a great end-of-this-age revival, or of a massive number of souls being added because of such a revival.
Now, there might come a revival and an addition to the Kingdom of the magnitude these preachers proclaim. But if so, it isn’t announced any place in the Bible that I can find.
On the other hand, there are prophecies of the times leading up to the Tribulation that tell quite a different story than the prediction of a last-days revival. Jesus, Himself, said that the love of many will grow cold. People will be like they were in the days of Noah and of Lot–i.e., they will be doing evil and thinking only evil thoughts, while business goes on as usual.
The Apostle Paul tells us that “evil men and seducers will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived,” and that even within the Church, people will be falling for false teachers and doctrines of devils. Not only will these be following “strange winds of doctrine,” but they will “heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”
In other words, they won’t endure sound doctrine, but will follow fables. Much of this very thing is going on in the world of Christendom even as I write this.
Paul lists a litany of the characteristics of end-times man as recorded in 2 Timothy 3. Men will have a “form of godliness” but will “deny the power thereof.” Nowhere does Jesus, Paul, or any other of the prophets tell of a time when men would be turning to the Gospel message en masse for the salvation of their souls.
John implies that in the last days, the “spirit of Antichrist” will dominate the human condition. Here is what he writes under Holy Spirit direction:
1 John 2:18–Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
1 John 2:22–Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1 John 4:3–And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
2 John 1:7–For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Many of the largest church assemblies today fit the portrayal of the Laodicean church. These most dramatically manifest their Antichrist spirit through their 1) turning more and more toward universalism, and 2) embracing replacement theology.
Universalism is the burgeoning belief system that teaches that there are many ways to God the Father and Heaven. It is a direct turning away from Jesus Christ as the only Way, Truth, and Life (John 14:6).
Replacement theology is the satanic lie accepted by more and more so-called mainstream Christian ministries that hold that the Church has replaced Israel as recipient of God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This, of course, is a massive part of the very satanic ploy that will ultimately bring all peoples of planet earth to Armageddon.
We don’t have to hear of ABC’s The View host Joy Behar mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s hearing Christ speaking to him to know the spirit of Antichrist is surging. Mocking anything and everything to do with the Name of Jesus Christ is rampant, even within much of a large percentage of those who claim Christianity as their spiritual platform. One great example of this is Catholic Pope Francis, who has a number of times proclaimed that there is more than one way to heaven.
This is a blatant display of the Antichrist spirit surging in these closing moments of the Age of Grace.