Prophetic Indicators :: By Daymond Duck

Almost every day something happens that seems to indicate that we can see the end of the Church Age approaching on God’s prophetic timeline (Heb. 10:25).

Below are some of the indicators that recently appeared in the news.

First, the Bible teaches that natural disasters will increase in frequency and intensity at the end of the age.

On Oct. 10, 2018, the UN reported that the global cost of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes and other climate-related disasters drastically increased in the past 20 years (1997-2017).

The UN report stated that the loss of resources and assets such as homes, factories and farms due to more frequent and widespread climate-related disasters rose 151 percent compared to the previous 20-year period (1977-1997).

Whether or not this increase in frequency and cost is due to global warming is debatable, one cannot honestly deny that it is happening.

And if one wants to insist that global warming is the cause, one must still consider why it is happening at the same time all of the other signs are present.

Second, on Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael came ashore in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane (155 mph winds and gusts higher than that).

It caused widespread destruction, and nothing was left but the foundation where many houses once stood.

The U.S. death toll was 8 in Fl. (17 across four states), and was expected to go up. [As of Oct. 16, the total had risen to 29, 19 of them in Fl. and still expected to rise].

One town of 1,200 people called Mexico Beach, Fl. had many missing people.

Some were believed to be trapped, and many people lost everything.

Many roads and streets were blocked (including 80 miles of Interstate 10) and rescue workers couldn’t get to those that were trapped.

Many cell phone towers were down and many cell phones wouldn’t work.

More than 1,000,000 homes and businesses were without electricity and the Dade County water system wouldn’t work.

People that stayed behind couldn’t find food and some were going hungry.

The storm moved on into Georgia, So. Carolina, No. Carolina and Virginia.

For whatever it is worth, Michael is a Bible name (like the Archangel Michael) meaning “Who is like God,” and officials were saying it was the most powerful hurricane to ever strike the Florida panhandle.

For another thing, we kept getting reports that the unveiling of Pres. Trump’s peace plan is approaching, an Islamic activist that opposed a Saudi Arabian peace treaty with Israel disappeared (Jamal Khashoggi; Oct. 2), the U.S. Ambassador to the UN resigned (Nikki Haley, a strong supporter of Israel, Oct. 9); and while all of this was taking place, Michael went from being a tropical depression on Oct. 7 to being a Category 4 hurricane on Oct. 10.

There may be no connection between these events and Hurricane Michael striking the Florida panhandle, but it is strangely similar to past events; and I have read speculation that Nikki Haley’s sudden and surprising resignation might be connected to the peace process.

Third, concerning war between Israel and Gaza, Prime Min. Netanyahu warned world leaders and the Palestinians that Israel is doing all it can to avoid a war in Gaza, but Israel will not hesitate to launch a full-scale attack on the Gaza strip, if the situation continues to grow worse.

Fourth, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog, Gog and his armies will be destroyed on the mountains of Israel (Golan Heights).

Israel captured the Golan Heights in the 1967 War when Israel captured East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

Israel annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, but world leaders have refused to recognize it.

On Oct. 7, 2018, Prime Min. Netanyahu called upon the UN Security Council to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

On Oct. 9, 2018, Russia rejected Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Russia will attack Israel to seize a prey, but is likely to also claim that she is helping Syria retake its own territory.

Fifth, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog, on Sept. 29, 2018, Russia announced that Russia had shipped some of her advanced S-300 missiles to Syria.

On Oct. 8, 2018, it was reported that Russia flew several teams of Iranians to Syria to operate those missiles.

So, Russia, Syria and Iran are all involved in the delivery, installation and operation of weapons that will be used against Israel.

Sixth, there will be a resurgence of witchcraft and a falling away in the Church at the end of the age (II Thess. 2:3; Rev. 3:16, 9:20).

On Oct. 10, 2018, it was reported that witchcraft is rising sharply in the U.S., and the number of Americans that identify as witches may now exceed the membership of the Presbyterian Church USA.

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Daymond & Rachel Duck
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Get On Your Knees and Fight :: By Nathele Graham

The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations (Psalm 33:11). Satanic powers have permeated our nation. It’s time Christians turn wholeheartedly to the Lord and seek His counsel.

Brothers and sisters, there’s a crisis in America. Christians have quietly sat back and watched as our nation sinks in wickedness. Even some who claim to be Christian have participated in the evil, or at the very least condoned it. In the name of tolerance, we side with Satan. It’s been a slow process down this road of destruction, and it’s almost come to the point of no return. Almost.

The liberal agenda is out to destroy Godly values, and thus destroy our “one nation, under God.” We’ve had a long succession of presidents who weren’t working for the best interest of America and were in opposition to God. It’s hard to say when this trend started, but the liberals want to destroy the freedoms Americans have enjoyed since the Constitution was signed into law. Barack Obama was the latest.

Socialism and globalism are what the liberals desire; and anyone who opposes them is, in the words of a very pitiful woman, deplorable. It’s hard to believe that someone who was serious about being president would call the majority of the population deplorable. I used the word pitiful to describe Hillary because her sin and hatred must be eating her up. She and her husband Bill are ringleaders of the liberal agenda. Fortunately, during the last presidential election, Christians woke up.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Those words were written to Israel, but Christians are called by His name and belong to God. We came to the realization that the liberal agenda is totally opposed to God. That’s when Christians got on our knees and prayed. After praying, we voted based on the important issues; and praise God, Hillary Clinton was defeated.

The fight isn’t over. Once again it’s time to get on our knees and fight…then vote.

Satan is the true enemy, not people. Christians need to be alert. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world (1 Peter 5:8-9).

Evil is on the rise throughout the world and given much positive exposure in the media. The liberals want all sins to be acceptable and oppose anyone who is against them. Let’s take a look at a recent attack.

President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy in the Supreme Court. Mr. Kavanaugh is conservative and opposes the murder of unborn babies. The liberals feel it’s a woman’s right to kill their baby. Their tactic was to bring in a woman who claimed that decades ago, when she was an underage teenager, she chose to attend a party where alcohol was available. She put herself in danger. It seems that her foggy memory of that party involved Mr. Kavanaugh, who was a young man at the time. She said that young Mr. Kavanaugh approached her in a way she has now decided was sexual harassment.

Question: What was a teenage girl doing at that party? She seems to be the only one who remembers it.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour (Exodus 20:16).

Her unsupported accusations of an incident that may or may not have happened decades ago were a ploy by the liberals to keep a conservative out of the Supreme Court. This nearly destroyed the life and career of a man who has now been confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice. I pray for God’s protection over him.

Not everyone is as easily manipulated as the liberals would like. Brothers and sisters, don’t be swayed by a favorite celebrity who speaks out for a particular candidate, but look at what that candidate stands for. Cast your vote for a person who supports Biblical values.

There’s a satanic attack upon America. The enemy is within our own borders and is more evil than we can imagine. 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). 

There are weak-minded people who have allowed themselves to be duped by Satan and his minions. These people have had their way much too long. It’s time to fight for our rights. Our freedom of religion has been perverted to mean freedom from religion. Christianity is banned from anything having to do with government, but secular humanism (which is practiced religiously by liberals) is taught in schools. Instead of “See Spot Run” books, children read about having two daddies or two mommies to teach tolerance, but it’s unacceptable for a Bible story to be read. If you’re a Christian parent and don’t see anything wrong with this, then you need to wake up.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).

Pray for the children. Pray for America. Pray that God will guide this coming election.

Christians have kept silent too long. The first amendment to the Constitution reads as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Freedom of religion means that if you want to be a secular humanist, a Muslim, or any other religion, you’re free to practice it. I cannot violate that right. The flip side is that I have a right to love and serve Jesus openly, but liberals are trying to take away that right. Christian rights are being trampled into the ground. There’s a controversy over private business owners who refuse to make wedding cakes for the non-Christian practice of homosexual “marriage.” Christians must stand strong for the Lord in Christian love. On the other hand, large corporations like YouTube, Facebook, Google, and others are allowed to close accounts and ban videos that are not liberal in nature.

Peter and John faced a choice of keeping silent or speaking out for Jesus. They chose Jesus. And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard (Acts 4:18-20). 

What about peaceful assembly? Just try to have a peaceful pro-life gathering or a meeting to promote a God-ordained one man/one woman marriage. The liberals will violently attack. Many of them are calling for violence against conservatives. This is a satanic mindset. Do these people have rights under the Constitution? Yes they do, but so do Conservatives. If Christians don’t get down on our knees and pray to our Lord, we’ll lose our rights. Pray, then vote for candidates who uphold the Constitution and have values that don’t mock God.

The first step in casting a wise vote is to know God’s word. Scripture is our authority, not what we “feel” that God says or means. Human beings are prone to sin. Because of that, many people try to twist Scripture to make it look as if God has changed His mind and approves the particular sin which they embrace. God never changes, so we can rest assured that Scripture hasn’t changed. We use Scripture to discern acceptable behavior. When we realize that we are sinners and need Jesus to save us from eternal death, we give our life to Him. That’s when we need to repent of our sin and allow Him to change us. Repent means to change your mind about sin.

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of this death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin (Romans 6:5-6).

Jesus bled and died for your salvation, so don’t treat that sacrifice lightly. In every moment of your life, you need to pray for His guidance and His help to mold your will to His. Make a commitment to base all of the choices you make on God’s word. These choices may be about friendships, jobs, or electing someone to represent you in Congress. Before making a choice, get on your knees and fight the satanic influences in your life. Prayer is your communication with God. He listens to you, and you need to listen to Him.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many blessings You so freely give. Too often those blessings are taken for granted. Please forgive us when we don’t say thank You. I ask You now to turn the hearts of Americans to You as we are considering how to vote in this upcoming election. You will bless us if we seek You with our whole heart. Please open the eyes of voters to the wrongs that have been taking place and guide us to vote for the person who opposes the sins that have been gripping this nation. Please turn America back to You.

You are God Almighty, the Alpha and Omega, and there is none like You. America is not our permanent home, and we are just passing through on our way to eternity with You. While we live in this temporary home, I pray that we will do all we can to honor You in all things. Please forgive us of our wicked ways. Please guide us in casting our votes in the upcoming election. In Christ’s name I pray. Amen.

In America, we will soon cast our vote for men and women who will determine the path that America will take. That path will lead to destruction unless Christians cast ballots against Satan’s servants. Only God can make America great again, but He won’t honor legalized sin. Get on your knees and fight…pray. After praying, get out and vote.

God bless you all,

Nathele Graham

twotug@embarqmail.com

www.straitandnarrowministry.com

ron@straitandnarrowministry.com

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