“For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:35-38).
I am convinced based on everything that has transpired since that day, that 9/11 was the catalyst for the conclusion of this age. Kit Olsen wrote in her book, A Better World Is Coming Soon – Don’t Miss It, on page 43: “Never before has Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East received as much pressure and derogatory interference from the “Washington elite” as now.” On page 46 she states, “America is now experiencing the consequences of Middle East policies, which have been opposed to God’s Word and to the preservation of His covenant land.”
During the last presidential election I was convinced that Barack Obama would win a second term in the White House, because, I believe he has been chosen by God to lead America to the conclusion of its prophetic destiny. I am also convinced that on September 11, 2001, America and the nations of this world dropped into the birth canal of the time of Jacob’s trouble. America will be a big catalyst for Israel’s total isolation on the world stage, because she has a date with God in the coming Tribulation discipline.
(The United States) is being used by God for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. In my heart I believe that America has fallen and will be the last human superpower on this earth. As we know the next one to rise will be empowered by that which is not human. And still the apostate church sleeps…
In the wake of 9/11 many congregations had standing room only crowds. After the Twin Towers fell, a dazed, fearful, heartbroken and desperate nation flocked into the churches of America, hoping that someone could explain the why of such a horrific act. Was it an act of God’s judgment or wrath? Maybe the preachers could explain, WHY?
They packed the Houses of Worship in record numbers looking for THE TRUTH. But instead, what they found were confused, unprepared preachers and Christians who had no real answers to the questions which the masses were begging for. An unprepared church failed to provide the answers they craved, and with every catastrophe and crisis that has followed since 9/11 (from Katrina to the economic crisis of today), the church in America has repeated the same treachery.
In the aftermath of that horrific and infamous day as the vivid memory of falling buildings and death faded into cleanup and recovery. The first segment of American society that quickly got back to business as usual—the churches in America.
What 9/11 graphically exposed is the true condition of the church in America, how far it has strayed from THE TRUTH and the heart of God. How sidetracked and totally out-of-sync with the true purpose of God this world it has become. And as a consequence, how pointless and irrelevant it is. Instead of influencing society, the church has allowed itself to be influenced by society.The vast majority of the church in America has lost Christ’s savor, and has become good for nothing except to be cast out and trodden down under the feet of men (which means to be scorned, rejected, ignored, and treated as worthless and irrelevant (Matthew 5:13).
In America, the absolute truth of the Gospel of Christ has been smothered by the sudden wave of religious pluralism that is now controlling American society. Giving way to a new pick-and- choose form of religion—where the beliefs from all the world’s religions have been married into one of tolerance, love, and the “acceptance of others.” Tragically, large segments of American Christianity espouse these new views. The absolute and exclusive claims that Christ made, to be the ONLY WAY, THE ONLY TRUTH, THE ONLY LIFE, AND THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER are rejected, and have been neatly and nearly outlawed in American society viewed as hateful, intolerant, extremist, ignorant and insensitive to other religions.
Judgment begins at the house of God (1 Peter 4:17). Ed Hindson, in his book, The Book of Revelation: Unlocking the Future, said, “A careful study of the book of the Revelation clearly confirms the truth of this: Before God pours out His wrath on the unbelieving Christ rejecting world during the Tribulation, and the Great Tribulation, in chapters 6-18, He first confronts the churches in chapters 2-3, calling them to repentance.”
Why? If the churches are not the proper expression of His truth and righteousness, how can they influence the world for Christ? God’s perfect justice will not permit Him to allow pride, falsehood, idolatry, immorality and greed in the church while condemning the world for the same wickedness.
The Lord Jesus Christ is coming back to complete (bring to a whole entire unbroken conclusion) what He finished at His First Coming (1 John 3:8; 5:19; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-3). He is coming back to reclaim the throne of His earth (Psalm 2:7-8). The earth right now is being prepared to that end. Based on the empirical evidence confronting us daily on the stage of human history, I am convinced that September 11, 2001 (9/11), marked the introduction of God’s final judgment on mankind’s attempt to order and govern life on planet Earth in rebellion against His sovereignty and supremacy.
The 9/11 event was the inauguration day of a new global order, as it appears that God has thrown the gauntlet of challenge on human rebellion in our time. The tragedy of 9/11 was without a doubt a wake-up call for America and the nations of this world. A demand for repentance! But first and foremost it was a demand for repentance from the church in America. Tragically the vast majority of the professing church failed to recognize the hand of God in the events of 9/11, and still today does not recognize that His hand of loving judgment is upon His church, in order to purge, purify, cleanse, polish, and prepare us to be with Him (Ephesians 5:1-17, 25-27).
In this post 9/11 hour everyone who names the name of Christ should be asking this question: “Is what I believe, what I teach, and what I hold to be true, compatible or in opposition to the ultimate purpose of God, as He has ordained to accomplish it?” God’s ultimate purpose has been revealed in the writings of the prophets, and confirmed in the New Testament writings of the Apostles.
The ultimate purpose of God, that He has designed and resolved to accomplish, is that He be glorified in His own creation by the reversal of the curse of man’s sin (Revelation 21:1-5). The precise goal and purpose of God in human history is to bring glory to Himself, by bringing all creation under the Headship Authority of Jesus Christ, which is the summing up of all things in Christ (Ephesians 1:9-10; Genesis 3:15).
The rapid descent of the culture of the church into full blown apostasy, over the twelve years since the tragedy of September 11, 2001 (9/11), leaves no doubt in my mind that 9/11 was a confrontation of the church here in America. I am convinced that all of the theological and doctrinal presuppositions held by the various camps in Christianity, with the spiritual ideologies and philosophies that have developed from them have been called to accountability by the realities that have unfolded on the stage of human history, consequent to 9/11.
The prophetic stage-setting events that continue to unfold in Israel, the world geopolitics and economies, in society and religion, are dividing truth from error in our theology/doctrines. After all, every view cannot be right! We all need to stop and do an honest evaluation and examination of what we hold to be the truth, in light of the realities confronting us on a daily basis. Does what we believe to be the truth match up with God’s reality unfolding on the earth?
A Quick Lesson on Presupposition
Our theological and doctrinal presuppositions color our understanding of truth. Whatever we presuppose to be true, is true to us. It creates our perspective on life. Perspective is a specific point of view in understanding and judging things and events, as well as the purposes of God. It creates mental pictures. Your perception is your reality (what is real to you). Your reality creates your presuppositions—what you presuppose or take for granted to be true.
What we believe to be true, RIGHT OR WRONG determines our approach in dealing with God. It determines our actions, decisions, as well as the allocation of our resources (our time, efforts, and our money). If what we presuppose to be true is based on the error of faulty theology and doctrine, the focus of what we do, how and when we do what we do, will be in error and in opposition to God. One such theological/doctrinal presupposition that is in opposition to God is the error of Replacement Theology. Given the events surrounding the nation of Israel in fulfillment of prophecy, the situation has become critical in our time.
Most of the church today has been infected by this cancer. Those who frequent the Rapture Ready site are familiar with Replacement Theology. In Genesis 12:3, God said to Abram, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you.” The Hebrew word Arar is one of the six common Hebrew words translated as, curse. Arar has been interpreted as meaning to bind (with a spell), to hem in with obstacles, to render powerless, to resist.
Those who curse Abram (Abraham) and his descendants are those who treat him lightly, despise him, or treat him with contempt, calling him less than what is clearly spelled out in Scripture. The dominant view in Christianity has been Replacement Theology, which teaches that the Christian church is now the “new Israel.” Replacement theology essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. Adherents of Replacement Theology believe that because the Jews crucified Jesus Christ, they are no longer God’s chosen people, and God does not have a specific future plan for the nation of Israel. Replacement Theology teaches that the church is the replacement for Israel and that the many promises made to Israel in the Bible are fulfilled in the church (the new and better Israel).
Apparently the old Israel messed up too badly for God to forgive them. So the prophecies in the Scriptures concerning the blessing and restoration of Israel to the Promised Land are spiritualized or allegorized into promises of God’s blessing for the church. This damnable teaching I believe, is part of the reason for the powerless, worthless condition that exists in the cult of popular church culture today. Adherents of Replacement Theology have in effect spoken a curse on Abraham and his descendants, which God Himself did not speak (Jeremiah 31:31-37; 33:25; Zechariah 8:1-8, 22,23; Romans 11:1-36), and as a consequence has called a curse upon itself, and is being resisted by God.
The church age parameters are the First and Second Comings of Christ. An analogy between the two advents of our Lord, shows that the history of the nation of Israel—is repeating itself in the professing church. As it was in connection with the Lord’s First Advent so it is concerning His Second Advent. Just as there were clear unmistakable signs preparing the way for the beginning of the administration of grace in Christ, there are today clear unmistakable signs making the world ready for the end of the administration of grace and the Lord’s Second Advent.
Just as the leaders of Israel, because of their pride, arrogance, greed, blindness, and ignorance of their prophetic Scriptures, missed the clear signs that were screaming at them in the person of Jesus Christ—their long awaited Messiah, and as a consequence, caused the people to join them in their treachery crucifying Christ out of their ignorance. In the same way many of the leaders in the professing church, today, because of their pride, arrogance, greed, blindness, and ignorance of the prophetic Scriptures are once again in fulfillment of a key sign of the times, preaching “doctrines of demons” causing the people to walk in ignorance and delusion, crucifying the Son of God again, by falling away from the true faith, into worldliness and carnality (1 Timothy 4:1-2; Hebrews 6:4-8).
There is no going back… Crisis is upon the church!
God is calling, what I believe, to accountability. He is preparing to vindicate His holiness, and the absolute truth of His Word as it is written and correctly interpreted. That includes the future of the nation of Israel (Jeremiah 24:6-8; Zechariah 12:10). He is even now creating crisis in the church. The words coming from the pulpits of the “ the cult of popular church culture” are hollow and irrelevant in light of what is unfolding on the real time stage of human history. They don’t add up. They don’t make sense.
God is preparing to expose the false foundations of those who lead His people astray and into futility, by speaking words of their own hearts and vain imaginations, and not from the Lord
(Jeremiah 23:16-22 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-14). A distinction will be made in the motives of those who stand before the people of God. He will no longer tolerate His name being blasphemed by those who use, abuse, and misrepresent the name of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Judgment has begun at the house of God. God is confronting to make a distinction between the true and the false. The events of September 11, 2001, and what has followed as a consequence here in America, and the nations of this world, are being used by God to BRING the Truth into clear focus.
How Low Can We Go?
It’s a wrap—something is about to go down. Things are about to be brought to God’s predetermined conclusion. According to biblical prophecy we are living in the final scenes of this earth’s history. While the vast majority of the professing church has slept since the events of 9/11, the players for the final scenes have quietly taken their places. The political, economic, cultural, and spiritual conditions that have been determined by God and revealed in His Word are in place. All that is needed is a catalyst, a spark, to set things into motion toward conclusion.
The apostate condition that exists in much of the professing church is itself the key end-time sign that, in our time, this present world is preparing to give birth to the Antichrist (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). Bible prophecy reveals that there will be the dramatic falling away from true biblical doctrine that we are witnessing today. In 2 Peter 2:1-3, the condition that has been occurring since the beginning of the church is described and has accelerated in our time. False teachers have indeed risen up amongst us. Many of the heresies that they have introduced are destructive distortions of biblical Christianity. As predicted many have followed their sensuality into an incremental step-by-step progression into full-blown apostasy (2 Timothy 3:13).
Today’s apostate church of the last of the last days is setting the stage for, and itself will be absorbed into the apostate church of the Tribulation era. The cult of popular church culture, because of its corruption and distortion of the Truth of God’s Word is laying the final bricks in the foundation of the religious aspect of mystery Babylon, the great whore of Revelation (Revelation 17:1-5). It has in our time departed so far from the biblical faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints (Jude 4), that it can now fall no further than into the total depravity of the Christendom that will be consumed by the Antichrist in the Great Tribulation (Revelation 17:16-17).
Professing Christians have been seduced away from biblical truth by the doctrines of demons being proclaimed by false teachers, many themselves deceived, who are being used as agents of the devil to promote the delusions of falsehood which are nothing more than lies and forgeries (1 Timothy 4:1-2). Sadly once the Truth is corrupted and distorted it takes on a life of its own. The professing cult of popular church culture is full of corrupted and distorted truth, which has produced a people who have no true knowledge of God as He has revealed Himself in His Word. And what the most frightening reality is this: They are convinced that they do, because they have accepted the lies being fed to them as the Truth.
Each one of us must search our hearts and take personal inventory and be absolutely sure that we are walking in-step with the holy Savior, Jesus the Christ. We have reached a point that is like no other, when the day is fast approaching when those who belong to Him will hear His shout, “Come up here.” Be sure you are among those who are “counted worthy to escape these things” (Luke 21:36).
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