Following the selection of His original 12 disciples, and early in His earthly ministry, Jesus selected 70 men and sent them forth two by two from city to city to prepare the way for His ministry and a great harvest of souls (Luke 10:1-20).
He warned these men that they would encounter opposition, hardship, and danger.
He empowered them to work miracles (heal the sick, etc.) in cities where they were received and instructed them to tell people, “The Kingdom of God is nigh unto you.”
He told them a Day of Judgment is coming, and the judgment of God will fall on those that reject the kingdom message, because accepting or rejecting Jesus is the same as accepting or rejecting the God (Jehovah) that sent Jesus.
The seventy went forth and returned rejoicing that even the devils (demons) obeyed them in the name of Jesus.
Jesus revealed that the obedience of demons in the name of Jesus is a foretaste of Satan being kicked out of heaven (at the middle of the Tribulation Period: Rev. 12:7-12) and the ultimate victory and deliverance of those that trust Him.
He said unto the 70, “Rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
Christians that are concerned about what may happen in the coming weeks and months (forced vaccinations, tracking everyone, transition to a digital currency, persecution, losing their stuff, etc.) should focus on spiritual things.
Instead of rejoicing over your earthly freedoms, successes, etc. (in reality, gifts from God), rejoice:
- Because of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus for the sins of those that believe and put their trust in Him.
- Because your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life in heaven.
- Because your sins have been forgiven, and you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit.
- Because you have eternal life, and nothing will be able to separate you from the love of God.
- Because you will not experience even one minute of the Tribulation Period.
- Because Satan’s power and influence on earth will soon end.
- Because God will avenge the harm that the lost inflict on His people.
- Because you will return to earth with Jesus at His Second Coming, and you will reign with Him during His Millennial Kingdom on earth.
Here are current events that seem to indicate that it is getting close.
One, concerning world government: things are happening that need to be constantly watched.
To review and set the stage for the latest:
- First, there were two globalist meetings in Jan. 2023 (The WHO International Health Regulations Review Committee, IHRRC, and the WEF Annual Meeting) that submitted proposals (proposed International Health Regulations—called IHRs or global laws) to be voted on at the upcoming WHO Assembly Meeting on May 21-30, 2023. The IHRs are designed, if passed by a simple majority, to give the WHO Director-General medical and scientific sovereignty over every nation and person on earth.
- Second, in mid-Feb. 2023, it was reported that the Biden administration was planning to sign a legally binding document with the WHO Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) at an upcoming meeting (Feb. 27-Mar. 3, 2023) that would require the U.S. to obey WHO IHRs (global laws) without the approval of Congress or voters in the U.S.
Here is the latest information that I have (and I don’t pretend to know or rightly understand everything that is happening or that what I read is right):
- First, I know that the INB meeting did occur (Feb. 27-Mar.3, 2023), but I do not know if Biden signed an agreement that would require the U.S. to obey the WHO IHRs (global laws). Another INB meeting has been scheduled for Apr. 17-20, 2023.
- Second, on Feb. 28, 2023, Republicans in the Senate warned that they will oppose efforts by the Biden administration to require the U.S. to obey WHO IHR’s unless the U.S. Senate approves it.
- Third, on Mar. 1, 2023, it was reported that if the WHO IHR’s are approved at the WHO Assembly Meeting, May 21-30, world leaders will be given a short period of time to put them into effect.
- Fourth, on Mar. 3, 2023, it was reported that there are two sets of legislation pending in the House of Representatives to stop the U.S. from surrendering to this WHO power grab.
Here is a link to an excellent article on this issue.
For whatever it is worth, on Mar. 2, 2023, Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst for Koenig’s Eye News wrote:
- Revelation 13:7 says, “And it was given unto him [the Beast] to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” Other than military force, there is no greater power than a hold on people’s healthcare. This grip can extend to travel, food, housing, civil rights, and more if people do not comply with the mandates. We saw it firsthand with COVID where people were denied travel and access to restaurants. They were not even allowed to work if they were not vaccinated with an unproven, ineffective, and unsafe “vaccine” that is now causing thousands of deaths and health problems. Biden must be stopped in this unconstitutional abdication of sovereignty. WHO’s your daddy? God or man?
If this WHO power grab is not stopped, the world will soon enter the worst seven years ever (including the Flood, WWI, WWII, etc.).
People will have to choose whether they will follow God (our heavenly Father) or man, and their life will be on the line.
Two, concerning world government: on Mar. 4, 2023, former Pres. Trump delivered the keynote speech at the prestigious Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) meeting in Washington, DC.
Among other things, Trump said, if he is elected president:
- He will obliterate the New World Order.
- He will totally obliterate the Deep State.
- He will fire the unelected bureaucrats and shadow forces who have weaponized our justice system like it has never been weaponized before.
- He will put the people back in charge of America again.
(My opinion: Bible prophecy must be fulfilled. I will not say it is not possible for prayer and a different president in the White House to slow down the New World Order, but it cannot be stopped.)
(More: There is no telling what the unelected Deep State will do to keep Trump from winning. A pastor friend of mine who is very astute on Bible prophecy believes Trump’s opposition is a sign that he won’t be elected again because Bible prophecy must be fulfilled.)
(More: Trump warned that if Republicans don’t win in 2024, the U.S. is probably gone. As far as I am concerned, he was politicking, but aside from that, I believe he is right. The Deep State is determined to take America down and bring in the New World Order.)
(More: Former vice Pres. Al Gore is a member of the Board of Trustees.)
Three, concerning reprobate minds: in Canada, on Mar. 1, 2023, it was reported that most of the provinces of Canada have insurance that covers transition surgeries for the gender confused at taxpayer expense, but Canadian Prime Min. Trudeau wants to expand the coverage to include voice feminization and breast augmentation.
It is too early to tell if this will be approved, but some ask why is it necessary for taxpayers to pay for gays to change their voice or enlarge their breasts.
Four, concerning deceit and corruption in the U.S. government: on Mar. 2, 2023, The Gateway Pundit reported that a Rasmussen Poll found that more than 60% of likely voters believe the Jan. 6, 2021, riots were provoked by government agents.
Some Democrats in the House and Senate (Hakeem Jeffries and Chuck Schumer, to name two) are going ballistic over House Speaker McCarthy’s decision to release video of the riots to Tucker Carlson, but 80% of likely voters (including many Democrats) believe it is important for the public to see all the videos.
If truth and justice have prevailed by locking some citizens up with no hope of release, why are some Democrat leaders opposing the release of the videos?
Five, concerning deceit in the U.S. government and tracking everyone: on Feb. 28, 2023, in testimony before a House Select Subcommittee, Dr. Marty Makary, Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said, “The greatest perpetrator of misinformation during the (Covid) pandemic was the U.S. government.”
Makary cited a long list of government false statements, an authoritative study that refuted some of them, experts that refuted some of them, and the report noted that the release of Twitter Files verifies that the U.S. government deliberately tried to silence experts on many of the issues.
It is important to understand that the government that was perpetrating false information wants to keep records on every U.S. citizen and control their life.
Six, concerning the moral decline of America, Rachel Levine is Pres. Biden’s Assistant Sec. of Health.
Levine is the father of two boys, a biological man that divorced his wife, started wearing a bra and identifying as a woman.
Everyone knows that a man does not become a woman by growing long hair and cross-dressing, but someone with a reprobate mind might think he can.
Anyway, on June 6, 2023, a new children’s book will be released that is titled She Persisted: Rachel Levine.
The book will promote Levine as an inspirational figure that cross-dresses and rose against the odds.
It will be advertised as suitable for children that are 6-9 years old.
Seven, concerning the moral decline of America, on Mar. 2, 2023, Patrick Wojahn, the gay mayor of Maryland, Ind., was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.
Wojahn once noted that Pete Buttigieg (former mayor of South Bend, Ind., and now Pres. Biden’s gay Sec. of Transportation) is his mentor.
Wojahn said he attended a meeting with Buttigieg at the White House during the Obama administration (some think Obama is gay).
Wojahn said, “I now serve in a leadership role as vice chair of city livability and bicycling in part due to his (Buttigieg’s) mentorship.”
I must admit that I don’t know what the vice chair of city livability and bicycling does, and I think this is the first time I have heard of that position in government, but I guess that is one of the more important things the U.S. Sec. of Transportation has worked on.
Eight, concerning reprobate minds and a global moral decline: this week, a priest in Maryland said, “A blanket of insanity has fallen upon the earth.”
He referenced an all-out assault against the unborn and those who defend them, the push for transgender mutilations of the young, the use of puberty-blocking drugs on innocent young children, the sexualization of children through drag shows and pornography in public libraries and schools, and the fact that prime-time TV recently depicted and celebrated Satan worship.
He rightly declared that this all-out satanic assault is coming from the White House and the president’s entire political party.
(My opinion: Killing and mutilating children, same-sex marriage, etc., are part of the globalist agenda to reduce the population of the earth. Satan’s influence over many of our leaders is so strong that the FBI has been weaponized against pro-lifers, the FBI has created a “threat tag” for pro-lifers, some pro-lifers have been arrested for silently praying outside abortion clinics, etc. It is the U.S. government’s persecution of citizens for legally praying, speaking, etc.).
Nine, concerning lukewarmness and a falling away in the Church at the end of the age: since 1686, Church members and citizens in Denmark have celebrated The Great Prayer Day on the fourth Friday after Easter.
Businesses close, and there are no tax collections on that day.
Anyway, Denmark’s parliament has canceled The Great Prayer Day because they want the taxes that can be collected by keeping the businesses open.
(My opinion: With more prayer, Denmark might not need the taxes.)
Ten, concerning the Antichrist and False Prophet requiring a Mark in the right hand or forehead to track all buying and selling during the Tribulation Period: on Mar. 5, 2023, an article in The Expose by Rhoda Wilson says:
- “WEF supports the ‘merging of man and machine,’ or transhumanism, and its Fourth Industrial Revolution aims to use wearable and implantable technology to snoop on your thoughts and launch a digital dictatorship. Once implemented, a digital dictatorship will be almost impossible to escape from; one way to stop it is to not comply with or utilize these technologies.”
According to the Bible, those that take the Mark of the Beast in their right hand or forehead during the Tribulation Period will not be saved, and they will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 14:9-10).
Eleven, concerning lawlessness: theft is one of six sins that will be prevalent during the Tribulation Period that people will not repent of (Rev. 9:20-21).
On Mar. 4, 2023, it was reported that the last two Walmart stores in Portland, Oregon, will soon close because of increased shoplifting and the failure of government officials to do anything about it.
Other Portland companies that have also closed for the same reason include Raind PDX, Nike, and Cracker Barrel.
Hundreds of people are losing their jobs while their government refuses to act.
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.