Jan 21, 2019

The Liberal Media: We Own the News

One of the greatest political risks to America has long been the biased news coverage coming from the mainstream media. Since they control 85% of the news data that people consume each day, they have the ability to shape public opinion like no other organization. I think Satan spends more time in the media headquarters in New York and Hollywood than he does in Washington DC.

To prevent people from wondering why all the news networks have a leftist agenda, the liberal media has maintained the lie that they are nonpartisan in their coverage. Never mind the polls that show the press voted Democratic 90% in each election. When they are accused of being biased against a Republican, they claim to just be doing their job.

The liberal media has become so aggressive in spreading its leftist propaganda, they are no longer satisfied with the role of simply placing their fingers on the scale of public opinion. They want to control who has access to the American people.

Chuck Todd of Meet the Press recently said that he was not going to allow anyone on his show who questions Climate Change: “We’re not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled, even if political opinion is not. And we’re not going to confuse weather with climate. A heat wave is no more evidence that climate change exists than a blizzard means that it doesn’t, unless the blizzard hits Miami.” If there is a blizzard in New Orleans in May, we’re still good because Chuck Todd has set the standard so ridiculously high that Climate Change cannot be disproven.

When President Trump asked to address the nation about the $5 billion asked to help secure the southern border, the press doesn’t want to give him the time. They argued that Trump was a known liar, and he would expose their precious viewers to misinformation. They only relented in allowing him to speak under the condition that the two leading Democratic leaders were allowed to contradict him.

Liberal 100% ownership of news and entertainment allows them to green light a project that would not have made it in a politically balanced world. Annapurna Pictures has a movie in theaters called Vice. The film is simply a cheap attack on former vice-president Dick Cheney. The giveaway to the leftist agenda came when Christian Bale was given an award for his portrayal of Cheney. He got onstage and thanked Satan for giving him the ability to play someone so evil.

Showtime is about to air a series starring Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes, the deceased head of the Fox News Channel. The eight-episode program will focus on sexual harassment claims that several women at Fox News brought against Mr. Ailes. The series has been hit with a lawsuit seeking $750M because of slanderous portrayals of Laura Luhn, who in the film is essentially a pimp for the much-accused Ailes. There are no schools named after this man. Only liberals would think there is a need to create a series about a subject matter so gross.

Another way that the liberal media expresses its ownership over the news is their fixation with a system that will filter out fake news. For months they have talked about some type of rating system for all news providers. The latest plan being promoted is an app called NewsGuard. It’s by an organization called NewsGuard Technologies, which describes itself as simply a “news rating agency.” NewsGuard has received considerable attention in the mainstream media of late, having been the subject of a slew of articles in the Washington Post, the Hill, the Boston Globe, Politico, Bloomberg, and Wired.

NewsGuard is obviously funded by leftist interests, but my problem is not with their motivation. This app is dangerous because it’s focused on controlling who has access to readers. You can’t create honest journalism by having people voting on what news they like. Mankind’s evil nature hates the truth.

People have long feared that our nation would be enslaved by someone who sets himself up as a dictator. What has typically happened in the past is that a Hitler-like despot takes over all branches of government and then all forms of media. I think our greatest danger is the reverse being true. We already have a massive media that has an autocratic structure. All that is missing is a person who will play the role of tyrant.

Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke is being treated as a possible frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Even though he lost to Ted Cruz in November, the press still thinks he has some type of JFK or Obama quality. In a recent statement, he questioned whether the United States Constitution is still relevant today. A few years ago, the liberal media would pounce on anyone who made such a remark. Today, it’s not a political sin because the demonically controlled press is looking for a partner to share its evil agenda. Beto will likely crash and burn with 30 other candidates, but the environment is perfectly ready for a messiah to appear who has all the answers.

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” (Rev 13:1-4).

–Todd


2019 Prophecy Prospective 

          Part III

While the world at large might have some concerns about the human condition, there is scant recognition of truly impending doom for their judgment-bound planet. Certainly, there is no understanding, or even desire to discern, things to come that are foretold in God’s prophetic Word. Sadly, the same has to be said for much of the Church today–born-again believers in the Lord of Heaven, who is on the very brink of calling that body to Himself in the Rapture.

Judgment and wrath are just a heartbeat away for the rebellious creature called man, whether in death or in going into the Tribulation era to come. It is vital that the word go forth; Jesus Christ is about to be revealed, as Jesus Himself made clear in His days of Noah, days of Lot prophecy (Matthew 24:36-42; Luke 17:26-30).

At the heart of this dire event at some point in the perhaps very near future are the words Paul wrote. I urge the reader to carefully study the entire condemnation the Holy Spirit gave the great apostle to forewarn of the reasons that bring the Almighty’s wrath upon rebellious earth-dwellers–the term the KJV uses to define those who turn against God.

I’m referring to a passage in Romans beginning with 1:21.

We will look at this condemnation of rebellion against the Lord in a few of its parts.

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools…  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. (Romans 1: 21-22; 26-28)

Now, I know that in today’s reprobate vernacular what I’m saying here is considered “hate speech.” But the God of Heaven does not engage in humanistic political correctness. He speaks plainly to truth. He has said ithat when a people, a society, or a culture reaches this point, He turns them over to a reprobate mind. That is, He lets them go insane with their sinful rebellion, which is exactly where determination to go in the opposite direction from the Creator’s will for humanity leads–precisely where this generation finds itself.

History records the unyielding accuracy of God’s Word. Homosexuality and its many versions and perversions have been at the heart of every great, earthly empire as they came to their end. Ridding encumbrances to convenience of pleasurable indulgences–like removing inhibiting factors such as unwanted children through abortion and/or idolatrous sacrifice–have marked their descent into madness. Through observation of the perversions being foisted by the LGBTQ forces upon all of American society, we can see, under God’s enlightening Word, the proverbial handwriting on the wall.

With the murder of more than 60 million babies in their mothers’ wombs since 1973, in America alone, the world is under the looming judgment of a righteous God, a loving Lord who has moved Heaven and Hell, having sent His only begotten Son to die on a cruel cross, to bring about redemption from the sin that holds this rebellious nation and world in satanic bondage.

So, I view all that is wrapped up in the homosexual–thus incorrigibly rebellious–movement as the third most prominent indicator of where this generation stands as it moves deeper into 2019.

Finally, I come to the number-one indicator, in my view, that America and the world’s appointment with the Supreme’s court is drawing much nearer than most might think. We go back to the point with which we began this three-part series.

 

We use the word “convergence” to express the urgency of the prophetic hour. That is, those who think and write about Bible prophecy yet future from the Pre-Trib perspective use the term in trying to forewarn that Christ’s call to His Church looks to be very near.

Many who study and teach Bible prophecy from the pre-Trib view are convinced that it is this very matter–convergence of practically every signal given for the end of the age by Jesus and the prophets–that most profoundly points to where this generation sits upon Heaven’s prophetic timeline. We chronicle the signs of the times daily in our books, websites, TV broadcasts, and nationwide radio programs. Convergence of all the indicators is front and center. And, nobody is paying much attention, in  terms of the vast numbers who claim Christianity as their belief system.

One Scripture that I believe captures the essence of our exact prophetic hour is given by Jesus, Himself: “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 24:44).

–Terry

Jan 14, 2019

New Year Donation Drive

At the beginning of each year, I always start wondering if this will be the year that sees the Lord’s return for his bride. A couple of decades ago, my timeframe was larger, with me thinking the Lord could return within the next five to ten years.

It is the left’s continuous fixation with the accumulation of power that causes me to question if we are in the final run. When Donald Trump formally announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015, he triggered what has to be the longest political struggle in America since the Civil War. The Democratic Party and the liberal media have become fanatical in their quest to defeat Trump.

The takeover of the House by the Democrats makes me very concerned about the fate of our nation. We now have a band of absolute lunatics running a key branch of our government.

When Speaker Nancy Pelosi was handed back the gavel after 8 years of sitting in the minority, her first concern was climate change. The odd fact is that CO2 emissions were at a 67-year low in 2017. The US actually exceeded the requirement asked by the Paris climate accord despite having left the agreement.

This new congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), has become a political rock star even though she talks like an idiot. In a 60 Minutes interview, she called for federal income tax rates of up to 70 percent as part of a proposal to create vast new government spending programs. The current top federal income tax rate is 37 percent, so the Ocasio-Cortez plan will nearly double the tax rate for the top bracket. The AOC plan would create a total top combined income tax rate of 82.7 percent.

AOC is a hazard because she is so ignorant, but her lack of morality is her greatest danger. The former bartender claimed in an interview that people were too focused on being “factually” accurate, and not focused enough on being morally right, which drew widespread criticism. AOC doesn’t have time to tell the truth. What is important is her perceived view of morality.

I was surprised how quiet Maxine Waters was at the takeover of the House. She took over the gavel of the powerful Financial Services Committee. Waters had promised to impeach President Donald Trump, go after Trump’s family, and vowed revenge on Wall Street banks. Her low profile was probably because she was obsessed with her agenda.

On opening day we had the first openly bisexual senator sworn in, who refused to take the oath on a Bible. Michigan’s 13th congressional district sent us a Palestinian-American woman who was there to represent the terrorists in “Palestine.”

There were two bills introduced to show the priorities of this new House Congress. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has introduced a bill to make the District the 51st state. To keep our flag from looking uneven, they might as well add to the bill a desire to make San Francisco our 52nd state. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) submitted a bill to kill the Electoral College.

The House is not the only source of the madness. California managed to replace Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown with someone who is just as nutty. Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared the whole state a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, he wants to limit individual gun sales, and his wife will be called ‘First Partner’ Instead of ‘First Lady.’

Our disintegrating drug laws are another sign of the times. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to make marijuana legalization a top priority in 2019. During an address to the New York State Bar Association, Cuomo said it was time to legalize recreational use of marijuana “once and for all.” Colorado activists hope to make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms in a May vote. Soon Colorado drivers could be telling police officers that the accident was caused by a pink elephant running out in front of them.

I didn’t decide to focus on the negatives to put all my readers on anti-depressants. This is the reality that the Bible warned us about. The enemy will eventually have full control of all world governments. I think God has determined to allow sites like Rapture Ready to share the end-time message right up to the point that the Antichrist implements a global police state. Please stand with us until the Lord calls us home.

There are three ways you can contribute to Rapture Ready: You can send a financial gift via our P.O. Box address, you can make a one-time donation, or there is a frequency option that allows you to make monthly donations. If you’re interested in signing up, find the input links on the Donation page. Donations can be sent to our P.O. Box at:

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–Todd


2019 Prophecy Prospective

Part II

Man himself is at the center of stage-setting as we continue to look at prospects for Bible prophecy fulfillment in this new year and beyond. We have looked at Israel as the second most focal area of prophecy. Mankind is, in my estimation, third on the list as we consider prophetic prospective for 2019.

God’s human creation is the only creature that has volitional choice. That is, only we can say yes or no to God in the matter of whether to obey or disobey–of whether to decide for good or for evil.

In this regard, fallen mankind is observably taking the precise prophetic path God’s Word foretells. Daily headlines tell the story. It’s as if the Apostle Paul’s prophecy comes into view moment by moment. The figure of the prophesied earth-dweller takes shape hour by hour as chips fall away while the evil sculptor carves mankind’s final, rebellious form during these end of days.

Some will criticize my assessment as greatly flawed because I present analysis only from the perspective of America’s part in the ongoing end-of-days developments. I’ll admit this is a valid criticism in some ways. However, the United States of America is, in terms of being materially blessed and even spiritually blessed, the apex nation of world history. All other nation-states are linked to America’s economic hegemony. And, America’s position in being spiritually blessed takes second place only to the nation Israel’s position as number one.

Israel is God’s chosen people to be example for all others. The Law was given through that nation to show all people how to comport themselves. The Ten Commandments, in God’s holy eyes, superseded the Code of Hammurabi, which was written under human authorship as a body of law for governing human conduct in Babylonia in ancient Mesopotamia around 1754 B.C.

The history of the Israelites, throughout the Old Testament, dramatically portrayed how the Hebrew children would be blessed of God when they obeyed His Law. When they transgressed, the Lord would, after periods of bidding them to repent, judge that people. In this sense, Israel is spiritually blessed beyond all peoples. The nation was materially blessed, as well. They possessed phenomenal physical riches during the reign of Solomon, one of the wealthiest kingdoms of history. Today, their breakthroughs in practically every technological area of endeavor is moving the nation toward another level of super-wealth attainment.

Sadly, that achievement will lead only to the greatest of all judgments–that of the Tribulation era.

Again, America has far surpassed in physical riches and opulence any nation of world history –including that of Solomon’s kingdom. The technological instrumentalities for living life on a plain beyond any other nation of history is undeniably obvious. –Thus even though that level of luxury has come to be treated as commonplace in the U.S.

We often wonder over the fact that even the poorest of America’s citizens, for the most part, live a lifestyle that is luxurious in comparison to the conditions endured by people in most all other parts of the world. Again, in this respect, America is the apex nation ever to exist upon this fallen planet. Yet this great blessing is taken for granted by those of us who live that lifestyle.

So, too, the spiritual principles of the Almighty Creator, the one and only God of Heaven, have been taken for granted.

Most in our nation today–including many of those who attend church regularly and consider themselves to be Christians,  give little to no thought of the morally/spiritually deteriorated state of their nation and world. These matters are almost never addressed from the pulpits at this late, prophetic hour. We have moved deeply into the Laodicean time predicted by Jesus, the Ascended Lord, as recorded by John the Revelator in Revelation 3.

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. (Revelation 3:14-19)

This condemnation seems to be speaking almost directly to Christendom in America today. The malaise regarding lack of energy or desire to deal with the descent into societal and cultural evil is spiritually organic. It has spread like septicemia suffered in a biological sense.

Failure of resolve by the born-again to deal with this descent has wrought ungodly consequences. This lack of effort has permitted the development of the reprobate mindset forewarned by the Apostle Paul more swiftly than otherwise would be the case.

To get the full scope of what  God’s Word says about what brings about His righteous judgment, we need to appropriate discernment from the only source of truth. We will begin our next week’s look at the prophetic prospective for 2019 by examining Paul’s Holy Spirit-inspired condemnation of a generation that looks very much like our own as we begin the new year.

–Terry