There was a post on Facebook on December 4, 2020, that had originally been posted on November 30, 2015. It was reposted now as a Christmas message for 2020. It is a poem that depicts Santa Claus talking to Jesus, and starts out, “My dear precious Jesus, I did not mean to take Your place.” The poem is not real lengthy but included such lines as, “I leave only a bag of toys and temporary joy for a season, but You leave a heart of love, full of purpose and reason.” It ends with, “And so my dear precious Jesus, I kneel here to pray, to worship, and adore You on this Your Holy Birthday.” (all emphasis is mine)
Sounds innocent enough, but what followed was disgusting. There was a place for a picture below the poem, but it had been “shadowed out” with the words “Sensitive content – This photo may show Violent or Graphic Content” imposed over the shadowed area. At the base of the frame, there is a tab that says, “see photo.” When this tab is activated, there is a famous painting of Santa Claus kneeling beside a manger with a baby in it, which obviously represents the Baby Jesus. It’s actually quite an inspirational scene.
But Sensitive? Violent? Graphic Content?? Only to Satan and all his demons and followers. Once again, the song by Barry McGuire comes to mind with the line, “And you tell me, over and over and over again, my friend; you don’t believe we’re on the Eve of Destruction!”
Before continuing, I did go to the Facebook page of the individual that originally posted the poem and picture, and the very first entry on his site is that picture, posted within the past day, that was not shadowed out but read “Merry Christmas” at the top and “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” across the bottom. Nowhere in his posts did I see anything that was remotely negative toward our Savior. It’s obvious the “shadowing” was done by Facebook. Welcome to the New World Order.
When Jesus, Paul, John, Peter and others spoke of what would be happening at the end of this age, we have right here a perfect example of what they were talking about. There is an obvious satanic attack taking place everywhere that we were warned would happen. This evil planet is being “prepped” for the appearance of the ultimate evil antichrist of the 7-year Tribulation. Many are being deceived and believe this is perfectly alright. Remember Isaiah 5:20-21; “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight.” This was written over 2,600 years ago, and represents today almost to the letter.
In Mathew 24:10, Jesus said that “many will fall away and betray one another, and hate one another.” He talks about false prophets that will arise, and many people will be “led astray.” He had no illusions about what would be taking place in our time. After all, He is God (John 1:1; John 10:30).
Moving on to 2 Timothy 3, Paul tells us in verse 1 “…that in the last days, there will come times of difficulty.” He then goes on listing numerous negative traits that will be prevalent around this time.
Looking at 2 Peter 3, we are told that “scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing; following their own sinful desires.” A current dictionary definition of “scoffing” is “Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something.” Obvious question; do we see any of that in our world today? Obvious answer; you don’t have to look very far to find it.
In 1 John 2:15, the disciple tells us, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him/her.” Going to verse 18, John tells us that “antichrists” were already in the world working Satan’s evil. This was about 2,000 years ago. The five chapters of 1 John have a wealth of good information just as the original epistle of John does. John 14:6; “And Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.” Then 1 John 5:12 (and also John 3:18) tells us, “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
There are other Bible authors that speak of the end times such as Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zechariah and others.
The line that will form at the Great White Throne of Revelation 20:11-15 adds more and more names every day. There will be a majority there of all who will ever have lived on this earth, from the beginning to the very end. Jesus spoke of the broad path that leads to destruction and many that will be on it; and the narrow path with the few that will find eternal life (Matthew 7:13-14). He also tells us in Luke 9:26, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words, of him/her the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the Holy Angels.”
In 2 Thessalonians 2:7, Paul gives us reason to start to get excited today. “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, Only He [Holy Spirit] who now restrains it [antichrist] will do so until He is out of the way.” After this, the lawless one can come forth, but not with any true believers that will be here when he starts his reign of evil.
With all the evil and unsettling activity that is happening, and just looking at the speed that it all has come about, we are seeing the New World Order’s advanced preparation to welcome their new leader. No one knows who he is right now, but soon it will become obvious. Also, what’s obvious is that the delusion of 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 has started and will only grow stronger after we’re gone.
In order for the rapidly approaching Rapture to take place, God must keep His covenant to keep all true believers from entering the wrath that is to come. Each and every one of us is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and when He is removed to allow the antichrist to come forth, we will be taken up to meet the Savior in the air when He calls for us. This is described in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:51-53.
At first, when we “disappear,” the world will most likely rejoice. There are already “answers” being prepared as to the reason for our disappearance. One is that a “cosmic force” will remove all the “evil haters,” as the world calls all Christians, so that this world can finally be happy. However, after a time, it will become obvious that there is a dictator in charge such as this world has never seen. He will exercise control over the whole planet, and by mid-tribulation will be indwelt by Satan himself. Especially vulnerable will be God’s chosen people (Jews) that were left behind, and anyone who wishes to call on Jesus to be their Savior. God will protect and preserve a “remnant” of His people, but according to Zechariah 13:8, two thirds will be “cut off and perish.”
All this major grief can be avoided by having Jesus as our Savior before the Rapture takes place. During the event itself, there will not be enough time to call out to be saved, as it will be over in less than one second or “in the twinkling of an eye.” The steps for Salvation are simple: admit we’re sinners in need of a Savior that gave the perfect sacrifice for us (Romans 3:23 and Romans 10:9-13). Believe and have faith that He is just who He says He is, and that God raised Him on that third day after His crucifixion to conquer sin and death for us. Call on Jesus to be your Savior.
Do not add or take away any of these simple steps. Once saved, you will begin a “relationship” with the Savior, and you too will start to get excited that we’re about to leave here. The word imminent is being used to describe when He will arrive for us. Also, we will be content that we will be leaving this “disgusting” world behind to start our forever with Jesus. You too will be saying:
Come, Precious Savior!