Satan’s Last Stand :: By Russell Yates

We stand at a monumental time in history.

Jesus came first as a Suffering Servant; He will soon return as a Conquering King. A seven-year period called the Tribulation is just ahead. The Bible calls it the time of Jacob’s Trouble, but it will test everyone on earth. The Antichrist—the lawless one—will emerge and demand worship. It will be Satan’s Last Stand.

Satan is the father of lies. He’s also the father of all liars. John MacArthur said, “A culture or society is defined by what they will not tolerate.” Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life….” But most of the world will not tolerate truth.

People act on what they believe. If they believe something that is not true, they will violate the laws of God and man—Lawlessness! That is what is happening in today’s America and around the world. Because God-fearing people practice and proclaim truth, they will increasingly be persecuted.

The Rapture and the Tribulation are next.

  • Unbelievers don’t have a clue.
  • Many Christians aren’t paying attention.

Throughout Scripture, the Prophets, Apostles, and Jesus gave signs that herald His Second Coming. Let me give one—a warning—and then explain it. “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32).

Lot’s wife was comfortable in the ungodly city of Sodom. She didn’t want to be interrupted. Angels came to destroy Sodom; they told Lot to flee with his family, and “Don’t look back.” Lot’s wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt. Many who profess to be Christian are comfortable in our ungodly culture. “Remember Lot’s wife” is Jesus’ warning to us.

According to Scripture, the end times will be marked by Lawlessness—against the laws of God and the laws of man!

I want to break this article into three parts as influenced by three different catalysts. (A catalyst influences but doesn’t become part of the result.) As America and the world move from one catalyst to the next, Lawlessness increases exponentially.

Lawlessness—First Catalyst, Donald Trump

The Election of Donald Trump in 2016 caught the Democrats by surprise. Everyone on the Left—worldwide—hated Trump. For three years, they tried one trick after another to get rid of President Trump. They were lawless while pretending to be lawful! But none of their ideas worked. They despised Trump and called him bad names like Hitler, fascist, and racist, and projected their failings onto him. From the top down, the Democrat Party has become the party of deceit.

Under Trump, Israel was empowered and her enemies weakened. Jerusalem was finally officially recognized as the capital of Israel, and the U.S. embassy was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights was officially recognized. The nuclear treaty with Iran was renounced due to its violations, and economic sanctions were imposed on the regime. Iran’s most dangerous terrorist was killed in an American strike. Peace treaties between Israel and numerous Arab countries were signed.

Trump was successful at home. He made promises and then kept them. He reached out to blacks and Latinos. He became wildly popular with Christians and conservatives. Donald Trump honestly wants what’s best for America. He and Benjamin Netanyahu are Nationalists while those on the Left are Globalists.

Trump checked out of the Paris Climate Agreement and made America energy independent. The financial indicators went through the ceiling. The Democrats continued to lie about Trump, and the Media backed them up. On a daily basis, the Left breaks all Ten Commandments.

Several times, Jesus warned, “Let no man deceive you.”

Let me share my experience with a young black man who had converted to Islam. I said to him, “I hear it’s okay for a Muslim to lie if it advances the cause of Islam.”

“That’s not true,” he replied.

“Are you sure you’re not lying?” I asked.

A wise man will identify deceivers and not listen to them.

Since 1983, I have boycotted Leftist news sites. Eve should never have talked with the serpent in the Garden. Americans who don’t like Trump listen to the lies of the Left and are deluded – and like Eve, women are especially vulnerable! Two of them are in my family.

Lawlessness—Second Catalyst, Covid-19

I said, “As America and the world move from one catalyst to the next, Lawlessness will increase exponentially.” Read this section and see if that has happened.

Covid-19 originated in China. It could have been created in a lab, or it could have just crossed over from a non-human source. We don’t know because Communist China won’t tolerate truth. We do know the virus was exported to the West without a warning from China.

A vaccine is being offered to protect against the virus. How safe is it? As with all drugs, there are side effects. The following is from a conversation between medical practitioners who avoid prescription drugs. “Maybe some of you have discovered this already. If you have a patient who has chosen to get a Covid vaccine and you run standard labs—they will likely show as if the patient has leukemia, acute autoimmune disease, and other cancers (significantly high WBC’S [white blood cell counts] and other assorted wacky labs)….”

Covid-19 appeared at the start of 2020; it was the Democrats’ silver bullet. Jane Fonda said it was “God’s gift to the Left.” They used it to the max as riots, looting, burning, and murder exploded in cities run by Democrats. One after another, Democrat leaders encouraged the mayhem. Police departments were defunded, and police officers were painted as villains. The Democrats are now in power, but the radicals—BLM and Antifa—aren’t satisfied; they’re still rioting.

The Democrats sought power—at all costs! Covid-19 gave them unprecedented power over businesses and individual liberties. Churches—especially in California—were shut down. Those who resisted were punished severely with huge fines and other restrictions. This is a preview of the dictatorial power of the Antichrist.

Covid-19 brought lockdowns, mask-wearing, and social distancing on a global scale. To America, it brought voting irregularities that thwarted the will of the people and gave the Presidency to Joe Biden. It also gave the Senate to the Democrats. Biden now has the backing of the House and Senate.

He is working tirelessly to overturn Trump’s achievements—in America, in Israel, and around the world! His many executive orders mark him as King rather than President. It appears that Biden is a Trojan horse for a third Obama term. Executive orders were Obama’s hallmark.

Yesterday I watched a two-hour video: The title is “Absolute Proof of Election Fraud.” I wanted to know the extent of Lawlessness involved. Mike interviewed responsible people, who showed it to be a massive cyber attack coming from the Left—from China, Iran, and various places in Europe.

Computers used by Dominion Voting Systems were used to move votes from Trump, who actually won, to Biden. Dominion is suing Lindell, Powell, and Guiliani. They’re turning the law upside down.

According to Daniel 2:21 and Daniel Chapter 4, God sets up kings and removes kings. It was God’s will for Trump to lose and for Biden to win. Still, the left is guilty. Note: It was Satan and the religious leaders who put Jesus on the Cross—they were guilty! But it was part of God’s eternal redemptive plan.

As I said, the Democrats break the Ten Commandments on a daily basis. The LGBTQ agenda is high on Biden’s list of priorities. His appointments include gays, and a transgender as Assistant Secretary of Health. His Secretary of State (Blinken) ordered the gay pride flag to be hoisted alongside American flags at embassies around the world. The most gay-friendly city in the world is Tel Aviv, Israel, where the Left preferred the U.S. embassy to have remained. The earth is filled with perversion—as it was in the days of Lot (see Luke 17:28-30).

It has been said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Since the election of Trump, the lies of the Left have continued to increase. What was occasional censorship is now obvious. Since early January 2021, Big Tech (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others) has shut down Trump, his supporters, and as many conservatives as possible. The Left continues to move America and the world toward the time of the Antichrist.

Covid-19 has had a huge economic impact worldwide. What is holding things together? I was born (1939) in the shadow of the Great Depression. Growing up, the adults talked repeatedly about the hardships they had known. All my adult life, I’ve been expecting another depression. Many experts have predicted an imminent economic collapse, but it looks like it won’t happen until the third catalyst takes hold.

Lawlessness—Third Catalyst, The Rapture

“And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:26-27).

How are things today compared to the days of Noah?

  • People are eating and drinking, but not in restaurants.
  • They are marrying and giving in marriage, but divorce is common and respectable.
  • Despite Covid-19, business today is somewhat like normal.

If the Rapture were to happen during Biden’s term, the Holy Spirit would be removed, and the Lawlessness we see today would escalate exponentially. The economies of the world would collapse, preparing the way for the Tribulation and the time of the Antichrist.

  • The collapse of the economy will come like Noah’s flood.
  • Like the unbelievers of Noah’s day, people will be desperate.

True Believers in Christ will be removed at the Rapture.

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

Those left behind will still have a chance to be saved, but it will be a terrible time that Jesus describes as follows: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor shall ever be” (Matthew 24:21). The book of Revelation is no longer on the distant horizon.

In Revelation, God pours out His wrath, but He also gives sinners another chance. In Revelation 11:3-12, God sends His Two Witnesses who call men to repentance. In Revelation 14:1-5, we read of 144,000 Jewish evangelists. In Revelation 14:6, we find an angel preaching the Everlasting Gospel.

At the time of this writing, we live in a time of Grace – Salvation is a gift from God (See Ephesians 2:8-9 and Romans 10:9-10, 13). During the Tribulation, beheading will be the price many will pay for confessing Christ and refusing the Antichrist (Revelation 20:4). Judgment is the lot of those who worship the Antichrist. It will be “Satan’s Last Stand.”

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:15).

Multitudes of Believers have been connecting the news with signs the Bible gives to herald the coming of the Lord. But He still hasn’t come. Some have given up. They need to dig a little deeper and discover the nature of our God. He has a habit of waiting until the last minute—when there seems to be no hope! Let me give two examples:

  1. The Israelites faced the Red Sea before them and the Egyptian army behind—there seemed to be no hope! At the last minute, God parted the Red Sea. They passed safely. When the Egyptians followed, the sea closed, and they drowned.
  2. The sins of the Israelites caused them to be scattered to the ends of the earth. But in Ezekiel Chapters 36-37, God promised restoration. Israel was restored on May 14, 1948, about 1,900 years after the destruction of Jerusalem. As predicted in Ezekiel 37:11, they had given up hope. But God keeps His promises—in His time! And P.S. – Ezekiel was written about 2,700 years ago.

I’ll close with the Lord’s Prayer:

“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

When Christians pray, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…,” without many realizing it, they are praying for the Second Coming. Only after the Tribulation, after the Second Coming, during the Millennial Kingdom, shall God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Come, Lord Jesus!