The Endgame Hasn’t Changed :: By Daymond Duck

On July 27, 2022, the Federal Reserve increased interest rates even though some financial experts believe the higher rates will cause a decline in home sales, a decline in home values, an increase in the number of people that can’t pay their mortgage, and an increase in unemployment.

I am not a financial expert or a prophet, but it is my opinion that wrecking the housing industry might slow the economy and reduce inflation if the U.S. government reduced its spending and restored America’s energy independence, but that is not going to happen.

Hence, it is my opinion that higher food prices, higher energy prices, and the march toward hyper-inflation and a global economic collapse will continue.

Raising interest rates will slow the construction industry, force people out of work, force people into older and smaller houses, force the use of less energy, etc., but the current government’s endgame is still a weaker, greener America under a tyrannical New World Order.

(FYI: The same people that denied that inflation was soaring are now denying that America is in a recession.)

(Good theology: On Aug. 1, 2022, I told a group of Baptist preachers that God will cause the Ten Kings to surrender their power and authority to the Antichrist to fulfill His Word (Rev. 17:12-17). One preacher said that is why God will Rapture the Church before the Tribulation Period. He said the Church is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, is salt and light, and is restraining the Antichrist and his world government (II Thess. 2:6-15). God will remove His Church so the Antichrist can rise to power and fulfill His Word.)

Here are more prophecy-related stories that recently made the news:

One, concerning America’s decline: the underlying problem is America’s abandonment of God.

A recent Gallop poll found that less than 20% of America’s citizens still believe that the Bible is the literal Word of God.

Electing leaders that oppose Biblical values has negatively impacted the beliefs and morals of America.

Without God’s guidance, the decisions of those leaders are faulty, and the consequences are not good.

Two, concerning the corruption of the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI: perhaps the greatest proof is their protection of Hillary Clinton and Hunter Biden versus their investigation and possible pending prosecution of Pres. Trump.

They lied to the courts, helped Hillary destroy evidence, said the “Laptop from Hell” was disinformation, and helped cover up the “big guy’s” (Pres. Biden’s) share of the profits from Hunter’s crimes in Ukraine and China, but they are leaving no stone unturned in their effort to stop Trump.

Many of our leaders, many in the DOJ, and many in the FBI seem to be part of a corrupt government, and God may cause them to submit to the most corrupt government in all history (Satan’s Antichrist, his Ten wicked Kings, and the False Prophet).

They don’t seem to realize that their takedown of America could mean their self-destruction and they could be among the generation of godless leaders that will desire to hide in the dens and rocks of the mountains during the great day of the Lamb’s wrath (Rev. 6:15-17).

Three, concerning tribulation (as in hard times, hungry, cold, etc.): Russia recently shut down the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany for repairs.

Russia restarted it but has announced plans to cut the gas flow to 20% of capacity.

If that rate is not upped before winter, many factories will close, many houses will be without heat, and many women and children will get sick and die.

Four, concerning food shortages and famine: on July 27, 2022, BASF, one of the largest producers of fertilizer in the world, announced that it will drastically cut its production of ammonia (fertilizer), and farmers can expect the price to soar in 2023.

Insufficient fertilizer and higher fertilizer prices will result in less food production, more food shortages (possibly famine), and higher food prices.

It has been reported that governments are pressuring companies to reduce their production of fertilizer because government officials want to meet Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development (climate change) goals.

Five, concerning the Mark of the Beast: no one should doubt that the Antichrist and False Prophet will kill multitudes of people during the Tribulation Period for refusing to take the Mark.

Reports that globalists want to reduce the population of the earth are common.

Consider this:

  • If our government will let women and children die in the EU without heat and transportation when we could produce oil and natural gas,
  • If our government will let women and children die in the back of 18-wheeler trucks at our border with Mexico when we could check every truck,
  • If our government will let women and children die every day trying to get to our border to cross the Rio Grande River when we could stop it,
  • If our government will force people to be vaccinated when it could kill them,
  • If our government will let more than 200 people die every day from fentanyl and not close the border,
  • If our government will encourage the grooming of young children in the LGBTQ+ agenda when they are four times more likely to commit suicide than straight children, and celebrate it,
  • If our government will ignore the killing of dozens of people in large cities every week of the year and not do anything about it,
  • If our government will pay people to kill babies up to the moment of birth and kill some for a few weeks after birth.

Six, concerning the Mark of the Beast: during the Tribulation Period, people will not be allowed to buy and sell unless they take the Mark.

On July 30, 2022, it was reported that the Biden administration is halting school lunch funding in schools that do not let biological boys use the girl’s bathrooms and showers and do not let biological girls use the boy’s bathrooms and showers if they self-identify as the opposite sex.

Our government is withholding food from children in low-income families to force the LGBTQ agenda on schools.

It is forcing school systems to choose between food for hungry children and immoral, unbiblical practices.

22 states have filed a lawsuit to stop this.

Seven, concerning the Mark of the Beast: Israel is moving closer to a cashless society.

On Aug. 1, 2022, a new law will go into effect in Israel that will require a digital transfer, a debit card, or something similar on business purchases exceeding the equivalent of $1,700.

Cash transactions between private citizens will be illegal if the amount exceeds the equivalent of $4,360.

Requiring cashless transactions in some cases is a big step in the direction of tracking buying and selling by the middle of the Tribulation Period.

Eight, concerning world government and a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC): on July 30, 2022, Catherine Fitts, former Assistant Sec. of Housing under Pres. George H.W. Bush, said the CBDC is a global financial system, not a digital currency.

According to Fitts, “Central bankers are trying to create a system where they are completely free of the laws of nation states and governments…. They are inserting sovereign immunity from all laws and literally trying to create a civilization under the law where they are free to do whatever they want, including, as we know it—genocide.”

As I understand it, Fitts believes bankers are trying to create a system that will allow them to legally seize everyone’s money and property so that they own and control everything, and citizens own and control nothing.

This sounds like a godless world government that controls everything and kills those that disobey (those that are not happy with owning nothing).

Everyone on earth should oppose this system.

Following the Rapture, those that obey the Antichrist and False Prophet by taking the Mark will become Hell-bound slaves (Rev. 14:9-10), and those that get saved and refuse to take the Mark will be persecuted and killed.

The Bible even teaches that slavery will exist during the Tribulation Period (Rev. 18:11-13), but it is not likely that the slaves will be happy.

Nine, concerning perilous times: on July 30, 2022, two Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) Telegram channels posted a video saying Iran will turn New York into a hellish ruin if Israel or the U.S. attacks Iran.

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.

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Trust Our Good Shepherd By Nathele Graham

Psalm 23 is probably the most beloved Psalm in Scripture. It was written by King David who knew the responsibilities of a shepherd well. David must have been a very tenderhearted person, but fierce in the protection of his flock. He killed a bear and a lion that had threatened his flock, as God was training him to be king. After that he faced the giant, Goliath with confidence as Saul’s army cowered in the hills. David’s confidence came from his solid knowledge that God was with him. How different a professing Christian’s walk would be if we had the confidence that David had. Too often we cower in fear like Saul’s army instead of walking in the footsteps of Jesus with confidence. Maybe we cower because we haven’t truly placed our faith in Christ. “[[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1.

God has always taken care of His children. When the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt, He parted the Red Sea so they could safely pass as if it was dry land, He provided mana when they were hungry, and He gave them water when they were thirsty. Like a shepherd, God always looked out for their well-being. Sadly, those belly-aching people never learned to trust Him, and their poor choice caused them to wander for 40 years. Still, God watched out for them. He protected them through battles and led them in their wanderings. Jesus is our Good Shepherd, and He will lead us in our Christian walk if we trust Him. “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:11. Jesus did give His life for His sheep. We can trust Him and follow Him with confidence.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” Psalm 23:2. David’s early life was spent tending to a flock of sheep. He understood how important food and water were for healthy sheep. No shepherd would be foolish enough to find barren fields and stagnant water for the flock. Rebellious sheep just might stray into pastures which only held dead grass and stagnant water, but the shepherd would look for them and bring them back into the fold. Again, we see Jesus as our Shepherd who loves us. “How think ye?

If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.” Matthew 18:12-13.

Jesus is our Good Shepherd, and He cares for each member of His flock. If someone decides to wander into the places where sin reigns, Jesus will seek the lost and bring that sheep back to the green pastures and the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3. David knew his Lord very well. He knew that by following God’s word he would never go astray, but would follow the paths of righteousness. Was David perfect in following the Lord? No, he wasn’t. He strayed big time. He committed adultery with Bathsheba, she became pregnant, so to cover his sin, David made sure her husband, a faithful soldier, was put in a position to be killed. Does that sound as if he was following the path of righteousness? It’s more like he was following the way of the world that leads to destruction. Nathan, the prophet, bravely confronted David about his sin, and David saw his own guilt.

His heart was broken and he earnestly went to the Lord in prayer to seek forgiveness. “[[To the chief Musician, A psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.]] Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.” Psalm 51:1.

David knew of the mercy of God, but also knew that his sin was worthy of death. He was brokenhearted and turned to God in humble and true repentance. “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” Psalm 51:10-12.

As Christians, we are sealed with God’s Holy Spirit, but we should be no less repentant of the sin we commit. As long as we live on this side of Heaven we will struggle against sin. It’s easy to see the sin in other people, but much harder to see our own sin. “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5. David could have pointed to Bathsheba’s sin, but knew he had to repent of his own sin. David found forgiveness.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4. In the middle of a peaceful bit of poetry and song, we read of a very eerie place. “The valley of the shadow of death”. In fact, it almost seems as if it doesn’t belong in this Psalm, which speaks about green pastures and still waters. In truth, we are all walking in this valley. If you’ve truly given your life to Christ and accepted Him for salvation, death holds no evil for you. “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  1 Corinthians 15:54-57.

Christians have nothing to fear in death. Be sure your profession of faith was real and not just words. Put your words into action, and serve Christ. Death is all around us, and we need to boldly confront those who reject Christ, and help them away from the valley of death. They are the walking dead. They may seem to be happy and have all that life has to offer, but unless they have come to a true faith in Christ, they are dead in their sins. You need to put on the whole armor of God and be fearless in the battle against evil. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12. We can trust Jesus to lead in the battle and to guide us each day “… in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” Psalm 23:3b.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” Psalm 23:5. Do you have an enemy? If you say no, then you’re not walking the path of righteousness. Satan is a formidable enemy and wants you to stray from you’re your walk with Christ. Jesus didn’t promise that life would continually be filled with green pastures and still waters, but said that because of your faith in Him you would have strife, even with your loved ones. “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:34-37.

Jesus doesn’t mean that to follow Him we must fight against family and friends. He meant that He must be first in our hearts. If you’ve chosen to follow Him, you may meet with resistance from people you love who haven’t placed their faith in Him. Even if it brings division, He will provide for you. Don’t be shy about your faith, but speak and act in boldness as lead by the Holy Spirit.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” Psalm 23:6. David was very sure of his Shepherd. He knew that God’s goodness and mercy are real and for all time. Upon death, David was assured that he would dwell with the LORD forever. We see other people described in the Old Testament who held that same belief. Job was described as a pretty good guy. “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” Job 1:1.

Nevertheless, he faced many challenges. His children died, his wealth was taken away, his health was attacked, and “friends” pointed out that he deserved the troubles. Job came through his disease and loss with a stronger faith. “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.” Job 19:25-27. These are strong words from a man who lived many, many centuries before the Redeemer was even born in Bethlehem.

David had confidence in the LORD. He knew that “goodness and mercy” would follow him just as surely as the Shepherd would lead “in the paths of righteousness”. He was able to pass some of this truth to his son, Solomon. Solomon had a very difficult time following the paths of righteousness, but he had been given the gift of wisdom. He wrote “In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.” Proverbs 14:26-27. There’s no disadvantage to being led by the Lord. We are given all we need. If we learn to thank God for what He provides, we will find that what the Lord gives is really all we want.

Today we can rejoice in our Lord and Saviour. He is our Good Shepherd who leads us in the paths of righteousness. He leads and we need to follow. If you claim to be a Christian, let that profession of faith change you. Trust in the Good Shepherd and He will never fail. “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21.

He is my Shepherd and I shall not want…even when walking through this valley of the shadow of death.

God bless you all,

Nathele Graham

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