Donation Drive November to January
Our quarterly fund drive for the site should have taken place in October. Because the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential race could have determined if Rapture Ready would be able to continue operating free from government oversight, I decided to wait until now. Two of Clinton’s top agendas would have been to use copyright and hate speech laws to deprive us of the ability cover the news and to report on the activity of Islamic terrorist groups.
If the election had gone the other way, I was going to say that I don’t think Rapture Ready will be able to function four years from now. Big Sister may be out of the way, but I don’t think Trump is going to be able to forever block the one world globalist agenda. Once he is in office, the liberal media will suddenly realize how bad things are in America, and Trump will be blamed for the mess.
I think the reason why America dodged the bullet last week is because our nation is the key factor in propagating the gospel. We send out more missionaries and produce more Christian resource material than all other nations. Jesus said the trigger for the Rapture is when the last nation has been preached to by those who are witnessing the salvation message.
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14).
We are getting very near to completing a massive upgrade of the main site. We’ve been working for six months on transferring over 20,000 files to a database system. Our plan is to have the new WordPress site as the default link by January.
Since this is the biggest design change and the most costly project in the history of Rapture Ready, I’m willing to spoil the surprise to allow you folks to provide us feedback. We are still working on some of the main sections, but if you have any questions or suggestions about the general layout, please send them to me.
Last Month, Terry and I were interviewed by David Reagan of Lamb and Lion Ministries. We drove down to their headquarters in Mckinney, Texas. Because it’s so wonderful to see a fellow ministry that is sharing Bible prophecy to the world, I told Dave I felt like a kid touring the Willy Wonka chocolate factory. The interview Terry did about his new book will air this month, and the interview I did with Terry will air in January.
The DVD that Billy Crone did on the Rapture is now out. It’s a very good resource for anyone having questions about the Pre-Tribulation Rapture view. There are over 14 hours of study on 7 DVDs. We have a promotional link on the main site.
The election of Trump hasn’t stopped our advancement toward the Tribulation hour. The same night of his victory over Clinton my state voted to allow for medical marijuana. With California, Massachusetts, and Nevada having joined Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and Washington D.C. in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the federal ban on pot has become a huge joke.
The end-time birth pangs are still coming. Just as I’m writing this article, someone sent me a news link that said the UN committees adopt 10 resolutions against Israel in a single day. Last week we had Russian leader Putin sending an armada of ships to Syria, causing end-time watchdogs to wonder if this is part of the build-up to the Gog-Magog war.
Time is quickly running out, so we need your help to reach as many people as possible.
We have three ways you can contribute to Rapture Ready and enable our efforts to expand our reach. You can send a financial gift via our postal address, you can make a one-time donation; or there is a “frequency” option that allows you to make monthly donations. More information can be found on our Donation Depot page.
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Which Way America?
July 4, 1976 brought the bicentennial celebration of America’s birth. The nation was, at that time, like in most every era of modern U.S. history, facing challenges at home and abroad. The Soviet Union was at full strength and threatening to exert hegemony over territory even beyond the post-World War II nations it had dominated for more than three decades. China threatened its neighbors and the world. Our nation was considered to be in moral decline even then, having come out of the hippie generation and the sexual revolution and drug culture produced from the time before and since Woodstock in 1969. Roe v. Wade had just been instituted by the Supreme Court decision and all looked to be on the fast track to degeneration into a moral abyss.
The pastors and evangelists of the time were preaching from the pulpits against the many debaucheries going on. There was pushback against the evils of the day that seemed to permeate every stratum of society and culture.
My own memory of the time is wrapped up into a single recollection. Our pastor at the time, who was an eloquent speaker—and a died-in-the-wool patriot—brought into our sanctuary sermons that rang with passion for restoration of the founding fathers’ Judeo-Christian based principles. Dr. Russell J. Clearman also wrote a book, whose poignant title I chose for heading this commentary as we emerge into the post-election light—”Which Way America?”
Dr. Clearman’s book was, like his spoken words from the pulpit, a moving clarion call, through the question implicit in the title, for America to choose which way it would move. Would the nation choose to continue the road that would lead to oblivion, or the road that would return to a Godly course?
Our nation went into severe economic recession shortly after that 200th birthday celebration, the Jimmy Carter years bringing fiscal distress and disrespect from nation-entities around the world. Iran turned from being an ally to, after overthrowing the Shaw, holding hostage Americans in the American embassy in Tehran.
Then, with God’s people’s appeal to Heaven through movements such as the Moral Majority, with much prayer, the nation went into an era of relative peace and prosperity.
But, alas, America has again determined to walked down that descending slope of anti-Godliness, toward its doom.
Today, with the election of 2016 just concluded, God has again answered prayers for national rescue. And, make no mistake, it was the God of Heaven—listening to His people—who answered prayer and saw to the outcome of this election.
This is, of course, a foolish assessment by those who haven’t spiritual discernment, but is true, none-the-less.
Just as was the 1976 celebration of America’s birthday, this election of the 45th president of the United States seems a place to ask the question, “Which Way America?”
The nation is much deeper in its descent into the abyss of anti-Godliness than it was during the 1970s. Back then, homosexuality still had a moral leash. Public restrooms being shared by both sexes simultaneously was unthinkable. Same sex marriage condoned and institutionalized by the U.S. Government was unacceptable. Christians being forced to serve customers whose demands went against the business owners’ Christian principles was unimaginable.
We, as a people in America, have a much sharper turnaround to accomplish than during that earlier era. The effort will require more resolve this time. The spiritual battle is much more intense and will become even more profound as we proceed into the next 4 years of this new presidential administration.
Which way we choose to go will depend directly upon God’s people becoming staunchly resolute. –In how devoted we are to Heaven’s directives in our prayer closets and on the frontline of these satanically spawned battles we face in this end of the age war.
With all that said, I sense a very possible prophetic scenario developing, which I share here with the caveat that it is only a scenario, not a “word of knowledge,” as some would claim.
We have coming into the office of president on January 20, 2017, a person who has a certain degree of business genius. I have no doubt of that, having observed him over many decades of his empire building.
He is God’s man for this troubled hour in this nation and world, I have absolutely no doubt. I say “God’s man,” not in the sense that he is devoted to Godliness. I mean by this that I believe he is appointed to this prophetic hour for God’s own purposes. There are profound things afoot.
Globalism has been put briefly in the pause position upon the engine of world dynamics. The president-elect is a nationalist—one who holds firmly to national borders—to national sovereignty. He has vowed to “Make America Great Again.”
Whereas, I certainly don’t know the future in its detailed unfolding, I can, based upon studied, scripturally-based exploration, speculate and postulate just a bit about things to come.
We now have one of history’s proven, great builders in the business world about to take the reins of power in the United States of America—the most materially-blessed nation of human history. We have in Revelation chapter 18, a description of the most powerful and materially dominant entities in all human history. “Which Way America?”
I know this flies in the face of traditional, seminary teachings, but might we be witnessing the beginning of the final development of this entity that will eventuate in becoming the mystery Babylon described in that most astounding prophecy?
This is not to imply that Donald J. Trump—or anyone else—is a satanic plant. I’ve been a “Trumper” all the way, since he won nomination.
However, God lifts kings (leaders) to power and He brings them down. Could this genius builder be about to help build a national entity that is destined to fulfill a specific prophecy? We can only stay tuned—and spiritually attuned.
But, we won’t see the final product, in any event, if we know the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. There is an even greater event—that destruction of Babylon event scheduled for the tribulation era. We are looking for our blessed hope (Titus 2:13).
Even so, come Lord Jesus.