Stepping Closer to the End Times :: By Bill Wilson

There is a lot of debate about the role America and Russia will play in the end times. Prophetically and biblically speaking, however, there is no mention of either country in the Bible. Many try to make the connections symbolically, which may have some credibility, however remote. Nonetheless, from what we know today, these powers are having a profound impact on the acceleration of Bible prophecy toward the end times.

Russia, for example, politically ran interference for Iran to develop its nuclear weapons and missile delivery system. Under the previous US Administration, the ex-“president” not only opened the door for Iran to advance nuclear weapons development; he gave them billions of dollars to complete it.

The Free Beacon reports:

“As Iranian dissidents continue to protest over the country’s ailing economy, the ruling regime continues to invest millions of dollars it received as part of the landmark nuclear deal with the United States on its military technology, specifically ballistic missiles, which are subject to a ban under international statutes.

“However, Iran has not only continued this work but also invested heavily in it since receiving the cash windfalls from the nuclear deal. Conservative estimates from open sources indicate the Iranian regime has spent at least $16 billion in recent years on its military buildup and rogue operations in Syria, as well as other countries.”

The result is Iran showcasing a nuclear-capable missile that can reach Israel.

The scale that was tipped against Israel during the eight years of the previous White House and a few years by the Bush Administration has been recalibrated by the Trump Administration. The decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the US embassy there was a symbolic gesture that sent a hard message to the anti-Israel Islamic countries that have enjoyed a friendly America over the past decade.

Indeed, cutting funds to the terrorist-sponsoring Palestinian Authority was another pro-Israeli move by Trump. Trump’s support of Christian ideals, curbing globalism, and stopping open immigration from Islamic terrorist-sponsoring nations also sends a strong signal.

The immediate-past White House aligned America with the beast nations. The current White House has brought America into alignment with Israel.

In doing so, both of America’s most recent Administrations have/are advancing prophecy by accelerating positions of nations mentioned in the accounts of the Day of the Lord. It is important that America do the right thing in the eyes of God.

Jesus says in Matthew 25 that when the Son of Man comes in his glory, he will separate the nations like a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats – the goats on the left and sheep on the right. Verse 34 says, “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

While our personal salvation is most important, so also are the leaders we choose. It’s far better to be a sheep nation.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

www.dailyjot.com

Of Unity and Division :: By Bill Wilson

State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump lit it up with his State of the Union address, so much so that amid “USA” chants in the House chamber, a Democrat congressman got up and left. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) frowned at the call to work together and remained sitting during a rousing ovation. Black Democrats who were sitting together remained stone-faced when Trump said that unemployment was at its lowest rates in 45 years and that black unemployment was the lowest on record. The news media continued to criticize Trump with snide remarks about his wife’s dress. ABC went so far as to say the speech was divisive, gloomy and stoked racial tensions. The real cap on the night came from CBS.

A CBS poll following the speech showed that 75% of those who watched the speech approved of it and only 25% disapproved. Interesting, though, about this rating is the demographics of those who watched the speech:

Some 42% said they were Republicans, 33% were Independents, and 25% were Democrats. This could indicate that no matter what a Republican says, no matter what the facts are about the good things that are being done, no matter if people have jobs who never had them before, no matter what—Democrats are going to disapprove of anything and everything a Republican does.

This is not unity. This divisiveness coming from Democrats and the media is not even American.

The sides of this coin are drastic for our nation and its people. We need to learn how to work out our problems with respect and civility. Those who are openly hostile obviously have another agenda. That would be the case with the mainstream media and the leadership of the Democratic Party.

Notwithstanding, those polled who said they were Democrats, appear to agree with their party’s leadership—at least 25% of them. This radical, visceral approach to politics is destructive.

Jesus said in Mark 3:24, “And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.”

We are a divided nation as evidenced by the disrespect and ignorance shown by those who refuse to agree on the good that has been accomplished.

President Trump said, “If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can be anything, and together we can achieve anything…all of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family. We all share the same home, the same heart, the same destiny, and the same great American flag. Together, we are rediscovering the American way. In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American life. Our motto is “in God we trust.”… As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail.”

Who can disagree with this?—Those who neither share these values nor trust in God. That is the difference between unity and division.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!