22 July 2024

Reset or Rapture?

Geopolitical dynamics are at a fever pitch. That is, there is chaos in every direction we look. There is a sense of a mighty shaking within the stratospheric global powers that be.

Rather than making great progress toward instituting their much-ballyhooed Great Reset, those powers are, while God restrains, bumping in a lurching fashion against one barrier after another to their blueprint to Build Back Better.

It is as if they sense viscerally that they must have everything in place no later than the year 2030 for whatever is coming next in the evolution of humankind. And this is something they themselves must control, or else the planet is doomed.

We who observe the world as it has morally degraded to this point sense just as strongly as the globalist elites that there is indeed a reset that needs to take place. We, through frustration and Lot-strength vexation, sometimes feel as if we, too, are bumping up against barriers to the great change we desire more than anything. Why does the Rapture not happen? is the lament from many of us in this camp. And there is no doubt from this pre-Trib viewpoint: Planet Earth is indeed facing doom.

We have looked at before in this column the human-centered drive toward having everything in place for the Great Reset. Now, with the turmoil boiling more intensely by the day, with America’s unique position of nation-state dominance, but in chaotic upheaval politically, the holdup to implementation of their “Build Back Better” effort is exacerbated.

Here, again, is the story of the dilemma the New World Order-builders face.

The United Nations will meet in September for the 79th session of the UN General Assembly, as well as the highly-anticipated “Summit of the Future” where nations will sign the so-called “Pact for the Future.” The Pact is expected to call for declaring a “planetary emergency.” What does this agreement and its policies mean for the future of individual and national sovereignty?

By the end of September, the United Nations member states may vote to radically alter the UN itself, what some are calling UN 2.0, and the very nature of how nation-states make decisions regarding the future of the planet. The UN will convene for the 79th session of the General Assembly starting on September 10th in New York City. The high-level general debate will begin on the 24th of September.

Although the UNGA is an annual meeting, this year’s gathering will be unique because of the addition of the Summit of the Future, a UN-sponsored event taking place in NYC on the 22nd and 23rd of September. The summit has been in the making since at least 2022. It is the latest attempt by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to “rally the troops” and garner more support for a rapid completion of the Agenda 2030 goals set by the UN in 2015.

In May 2023, Guterres revealed that efforts to complete Agenda 2030 and the corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were failing. Guterres warned that only 12 percent of the SDGs were on track to be completed. He said progress on 50 percent of the goals is “weak and insufficient,” while 30 percent of the SDGs have “stalled or gone into reverse.” He predicted that if the current trend holds, only 30 percent of nations will accomplish SDG1, focused on poverty, by 2030…

For those reading between the lines and seeing through the buzzwords, the language of these documents rings of globalist-speak intended to override or outlaw national and individual sovereignty in favor of world government. A new monetary system, a renewal of the multilateral system – all of this is designed to sell the public on the idea that the UN (or some new international body) is needed to take humanity safely into the future. In truth, we are likely to see major steps towards the creation of a one-world government at the Summit for the Future. (Derrick Broze, “UN 2.0 Coming This Fall – Setting The Stage For Global Government,” Activist Post, 5/1/24)

A great rush to bring into being the Great Reset is moving toward the fall of 2024. Some prophecy watchers from the pre-Trib camp have offered that the fall of this year might be a time particularly likely for God’s Great Reset to take place.

Certainly, with all things shaping for the Tribulation seeming to be front and center, both resets might coincide at any moment.

You want to be caught up into God’s Great Reset when Christ calls all believers to Himself–not caught in the satanically spawned reset on planet Earth that will bring on the worst time of human history.

Here is how to go to Jesus when He calls in the Rapture.

“That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).



Is There Any Hope for America?

During the past week, the Republican Party nominated Donald Trump as its candidate for the office of President of the United States. Many believe his reelection will save America from its current path to destruction.

Of course, I would prefer to see him return to the White House versus the current occupant. However, I believe God’s judgment looms in the relatively near future regardless of who wins the upcoming election or which party controls Congress and the Senate.

Though optimism abounds among many, we must reckon with the fact that the globalists and deep state within the U.S. will do everything they can to keep Trump out of power. They fear that as president, he will again interfere with their Luciferian agenda of bringing a New World Order to fruition.

Yes, the Lord is more than able to thwart the plans of those seeking to destroy the U.S. On the other hand, it appears much more likely that He will allow them to prevail for a brief time so He might totally destroy Satan’s earthly realm and inaugurate a reign of righteousness over the nations.

A Likely Scenario

I believe the most likely scenario for the coming months, or perhaps years, is the Rapture followed by a rapid degrading of America’s status, if not its total elimination as a nation. I say this because the start of the Tribulation looms ever so close.

The Bible tells us that great wars will occur during the coming Day of the Lord. The conflicts illuded to in Revelation 6:1-8 will result in many more deaths than occurred during the last century with the two world wars and the deadly rise of Communism, which led to a staggering total that exceeded one hundred million.

The world teeters on the edge of disastrous wars on many fronts, which at any moment could erupt into a devastating world war. I believe the presence of the Holy Spirit within us as New Testament saints currently restrains the globalists’ plans to ignite the most deadly wars of history.

It’s amazing that NATO’s provocation of Russia in Ukraine has not yet resulted in a response involving nuclear weapons. Those in Putin’s administration have repeatedly warned the U.S. and its allies of such a response, but President Biden continues to cross the red lines that the Russian president has set for such a disastrous response. How much longer can this keep happening without sparking a deadly conflict?

The Middle East also rests on the brink of a great war that could involve many nations. It appears that a major conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon is unavoidable, which might bring Iran and many other nations into the war.

China’s impending invasion of Taiwan is another flashpoint that could explode into a worldwide conflict involving the U.S.

The rider with a “great sword” is just one of the four riders of the apocalypse whose appearance seem long overdue given all that’s happening at this time.

The Nearness of God’s Judgment

If there is a path to making America great again, it must result in people renouncing abortion, the entire LGBQT+ agenda, and the government’s allowance, if not direct support, of sex trafficking. Any awakening that averts God’s judgment on the U.S. must cause widespread disdain for these things as well as for the lawlessness, deception, and violence that has become so commonplace on our shores.

For three decades, I have believed that Habakkuk’s description of ancient Judah (1:2-4) fits perfectly with modern-day America. How did the Lord respond to the prophet’s complaint? He told him that judgment was already on its way to the Land (1:5-11). Would He respond in the same way today? I think so.

I continually pray for people to come to saving faith in Jesus. I would love to see a great awakening that would take America off its current path to ruin and destruction. However, similar to Habakkuk’s day, God’s wrath is likely on its way to the U.S. as well as to the rest of the world.

Ancient Judah failed to heed the warnings of the likes of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Habakkuk. Today, most people in the U.S. ignore the warnings that resound from many. Sadly, many saints hear “all is well” messages from pastors who deny the Rapture and push the Lord’s return to a far distant time when He comes to inaugurate the eternal state. Far too many put their hope in political solutions that will only lead to further despair.

For the reasons cited above and many more, I’m not optimistic about the future of America. I believe God’s patience will soon end, we will meet Jesus in the air, and the entire earth will feel the full brunt of His wrath. We are far beyond the place where the results of an election will change the downward course.

At times, I feel the pull toward the hope that voters in the upcoming U.S. election will send a resounding message to those now seeking to destroy the nation.

However, the Bible brings me back to the realization that we live in the last days and that the only reliable expectation of the future consists of Jesus’ imminent appearing to take us home to glory.



15 July 2024

Pernicious Planners for Post-Rapture

Walking through our living room the other day after having been outside, I remarked to my wife that the one-worlders are intending to take away our air conditioning. It was at an hour that the temperature in our state had a heat index of 115. And that included considerable humidity. It was about as bad as it gets here during the summer.

It was unimaginable that such a thing as removing air conditioning could actually be in the planning –at least for us here in America. That would cause a riot was my fleeting thought as I then turned to other things.

But turning up the thermostats, or turning them down, depending upon the season of cold weather or hot weather, is but one of the changes of the new way of life that is being planned by the new world order architects.

Perhaps the top spokesman for these globalist would-be masters, Klaus Schwab, has instructed the elitist followers of globalism that they must ‘force’ humanity into a world ruled by AI and other dehumanizing technologies. He has intimated to them and to us that all under their coming rule will “own nothing and be happy…”

We must, the mantra goes, do this for the good of the planet. There are too many “eaters” and too many abusing the earth through carbon footprint damage. Ultimately, the population must be brought below 2 billion worldwide is the latest figure I’ve heard. I guess the figure of 500 million as the top population allowed to exist was somehow changed with the mysterious and sudden removal of the Georgia Guide Stones a few years ago.

When confronted with the question: What about those who jet around the world, like Mr. Schwab and others of his ilk, and their carbon footprints… the answer is similar to that given by fellow elitist to Schwab, Jon Kerry. He has answered the question something to the effect that their activities are critical to see to it that the planet survives, so their travel requirements are justified.

I.e., they know what is best for us. I guess that makes them gods in their own eyes, and they expect us to agree, as the following excerpt somewhat informs.

World Economic Forum founder and director Klaus Schwab, speaking at the WEF’s recently concluded summer meeting in China, has informed his elitist followers that ushering in the globalist agenda will require humanity to be “forced” into a “collaboration” with the unelected organization.

And the time for forced collaboration has now arrived.

Schwab made the declaration during his opening remarks at the WEF’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the “Summer Davos,” in Dalian, China.

He praised China for its economic policies, which are seen by the globalists as the model of top-down centralized planning in a high-tech surveillance state run through smart cities, smart EVs, smart homes, smart appliances, smart meters, AI, digital IDs and CBDCs, all of which hold one thing in common — they come with on-off switches not under the control of the end user, which is we the people.

In their ideal world, we live as slaves at the privilege of our masters. We get out of line, they can cut off our electric power, our electric car, our electronic digital money, everything.

This is why Schwab told his globalist comrades at a previous meeting two years ago to expect an “angrier world.” When you force people to live in ways that controvert their best interests, it tends to make them angry!

They know their policies related to a green economy, perpetual wars, severe restrictions on travel, farming, eating meat, and a host of other activities considered crucial to a middle-class lifestyle will be extremely unpopular and cause civil wars on top of the world war they already have planned.

Remember, at the 2023 World Government’s Summit, the globalists told us that there would need to be a “shock” event in order to usher in a new world order. Now they’re being even more honest and telling us that we will be FORCED to accept their new world order.

[Source: World Government Summit: ‘Shock’ Needed to Usher in ‘World Order Transformation’ – Slay News]

These pernicious planners have no idea of the nature of the shock that will give them the power to inflict their wickedness on the people of Planet Earth. However, the demonic minions of their Ephesians 6:12 cabal do know about the shock that will produce the hell on earth the would-be human masters think will produce a Utopia.

Satan, the chief Planner, does know of the shock that is right around the proverbial corner. That stunning event will be the Rapture of believers in Jesus Christ. Satan knows the removal of all in God’s Family is coming. He has his minions in place and has been working feverishly over these recent months and years to set the stage for his son of perdition to step upon the power platform of history during the Tribulation. He doesn’t know when that “shock” is coming, but he knows God cannot lie. Satan knows it is coming, and the world is being prepared to accept and endure his devilish blueprint.

You don’t want to be under the brutality of that planning, under that blueprint. To avoid going through the 7 years of hell on earth, you must accept God’s Grace Gift offer of Salvation found only in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. You can then be in the safety of Heaven’s Clouds of Glory during the time Satan has planned for fallen humanity.

Here is how to go to Jesus when He calls believers to Himself, perhaps very soon.

“That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).



The Missing Piece

If you are like me, you wonder how much closer we can get to the start of the Tribulation before we meet Jesus in the air. When I wrote about nearness of the seal judgments (Revelation 6) a couple of years ago, I thought that by now, they surely would have at least begun.

The globalists themselves seem frustrated at the lack of progress in implementing their agenda. The WEF (World Economic Forum) joined with the UN last fall in recommitting themselves to attaining all of the UN’s seventeen Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. They know something is holding back their diabolical plans to enslave the world under a totalitarian Marxist regime. We know it’s the restraining force of the Holy Spirit (see 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8).

The closer we get to the start of the Day of the Lord, the more we understand how the Rapture will serve as a catalyst to jumpstart many of the events we read about in the book of Revelation.

I imagine an electronic jigsaw puzzle where all the other pieces light up after someone puts the last one in its proper place. In this case, it’s the Rapture. It’s the missing piece.

We Are So Close

It’s never been more apparent just how rapidly the world will descend into utter chaos following our disappearance.

Paul described the antichrist as the “man of lawlessness” and wrote that “the mystery of lawlessness is already at work” (2 Thessalonians 2:3, 7). The increase of lawlessness in just the past ten years staggers the imagination. Who would have ever thought we would see a sign on the streets of San Francisco warning thieves they would face prosecution if they stole items exceeding $950 in total value?

Major store chains in the U.S. report shoplifting in billions of dollars per year.

Inflation in the U.S. is much higher than reported and hurting many, many people. Even so, it’s only by the Lord’s restraining hand that we have not yet reached the dire economic conditions described in Revelation 6:5-6. It’s clear that such astronomical inflation is right on our doorstep. I say this because of what I see in America:

  • Our national debt is rapidly approaching $35 trillion. We have added over $2 trillion dollars to that total since October 1, 2023!
  • The printing of money to cover America’s massive national debt will lead to devastating hyperinflation; it’s unavoidable. Many wonder why this hasn’t already happened.
  • Illegal immigration is also accelerating the current pace of inflation. The money that the government prints and gives to people breaking the law in this way increases the demand for the same amount of goods; this is the fundamental cause of inflation.
  • Fires at food processing plants, the bird flu, and the globalists’ plans to curtail farming and eliminate cattle will continue to put upward pressure on food prices everywhere in the world.

I could cite much more evidence pointing to the nearness of all the judgments of Revelation chapter 6, but it’s time for good news.


If anything, the multiplicity of signs pointing to the nearness of the Tribulation reminds us that the Rapture and the judgments that follow it will happen suddenly. In the midst of writing about the Lord’s appearing to take us home, Paul addresses the abruptness to the start of the Day of the Lord in 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3:

“For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”

This “day” will strike the unsuspecting world like a bolt of lightning, but not for us. In 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10, the Lord promises to come for us before the start of the Day of the Lord. The “wrath” mentioned in these verses refers to what happens during the Day of the Lord, not to hell.

It will be a day just like today when we will instantly disappear. 1 Corinthians 15:52 tells us the Rapture will happen in the “twinkling of an eye,” which is quicker than a blink. Jesus’ direct intervention in the world will come without warning just as no one expects to discover a thief in their home in the middle of the night.

In the book of Revelation, Jesus tells us four times that “I am coming quickly” (3:11, 22:7, 12, 20). The Greek word for “quickly” is tachu, which in some cases is translated “soon.” In these verses, however, it refers to suddenness of Jesus’ return for us.

This is most definitely not a reference to the Second Coming, which will not happen with such abruptness. The events of Revelation 19:11-20:4 will likely occur over the course of several hours, if not several days. John earlier said that when Jesus comes “with the clouds … every eye will see him” (Revelation 1:7). The Rapture will happen before people have time to even blink, let alone witness it.

As watchers, we are well aware of the dangers of setting a date for the Lord’s appearing. Whenever we mention the nearness of the Rapture, someone always seems to remind us of this.

As we see the Tribulation rapidly approaching our world, however, would it not also be an equally serious mistake to assume that the Rapture will not happen today or this week, month, or year? I believe so.

The New Testament closes with the word of the verses below, which include Jesus’ last recorded message to His church:

“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen” (22:20-21)

The closer we get to the start of the Day of the Lord, the clearer it becomes how the Rapture will unravel all pretenses of “peace and security” in the world, open the door for the seal judgments of Revelation 6 to occur, and lead to the appearing of the antichrist.