Jul 29, 2019

Donation Drive Aug to Oct

Rapture Ready has had its best quarter in about a year and a half. The ranking of the site among all other domains improved steadily. We have a team that works on our Search engine optimization (Seo), and they improved our connections to several key words in the field of Bible prophecy.

About a year ago, I decided to greatly expand our ad program. By using the money generated by running ads on RR, we have been able to draw 140,000 people to the site. Using the ad revenue, we reach individuals who might find the site while searching for terms that relate to the field of prophecy.

A little over a week ago, most of our rankings were downgraded when the world’s largest search giant decided to change the algorithm that ranks sites. Since they control 92% of internet search requests, they have immense power in deciding what type of information is made available to the public.

The Justice Department has launched a monopoly investigation into tech giants Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google. If the feds give the indication that they will seek to penalize these firms, our ranking will likely return to normal. Because we are so close to the tribulation hour, I think we will face an endless battle right up to the rapture.

The attack against Christian sites is so illogical and unjustified, I doubt there is room for a slow retreat on our part. Years ago, I wondered if the time would come when we would have to back away from certain topics (like gays and Muslins) to maintain our freedom. Google has penalized sites for such illogical and ridiculous reasons, we will not be like a porn site asked to take down its child porn. Google sees all of our content as kiddy porn.

Prager University is a good example of how we are dealing with pure madness. The online education site had a video it did on the 10 Commandments blocked from general views. Google’s vice president of global government affairs and public policy, Karan Bhatia, said PragerU’s video on the 10 Commandments is restricted because it contains the word “murder.” You know, as in “Thou Shalt Not Murder.” When PragerU said their video was obviously condemning the act of murder, Google said the restriction still applied because the video showed a Nazi flag.

I am satisfied growing our site with word of mouth and ads on other formats. I don’t have to worry about our ranking going up and down based on what level of censorship Google can get away with. The ad program has stabilized our total number of visits. It will work until the tech giant thinks of some new way to block our access to the free internet.

I have greatly upgraded our Left Behind sites. They can be found at the bottom of the link page. I believe these sites are the most important resource on RR. Since RaptureReady.com is in the minds of millions of people, the rapture would cause many of them to stampede back to the site.

RR will be toast in a very short period of time. The site can handle a million people a day coming to our domain. If the mob quickly turns into billions, the main site will suffer a meltdown. The people who find our list of left behind sites will be able to find and download our key articles.

I don’t know what the future holds. It is my hope that we are able to fit into the time of the rapture and provide millions of left behind saints with vital information about the most trying time for humanity.

Your financial support is vital at this time because we face heavy ad expenses, and we don’t know what new tactics the devil will throw at us. I am very doubtful that we will be able to freely operate RR in five years’ time. The level of hate is so great and determined, the enemy will eventually win. We need to strive hard now, knowing that our work will soon come to an end.

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 frequent 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


Casting Out Congressional Demons

When I first read the headline to the story, a laugh spilled from my mouth automatically, almost as did the coffee I was imbibing. It was at first glance a knee-slapper. But the gravity of the truth wrapped within the news item drew my attention more deeply.

The headline stated: “House Chaplain Casts Out Demons During Morning Prayer in Capitol Building.”

My thought was at first: If he exorcised all the demons weaving their way in and out of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, there might not be enough of that body left to conduct government business.

That’s not, perhaps, a kind way to think of our elected representatives. But with the things going on there and in and around all of what has come to be called the swamp, my instantaneous take on that headline seemingly is justifiable.

This is the gist of the story.

Reverend Patrick Conroy serves as the House of Representatives Chaplain in Washington, D.C. and regularly starts the day off for lawmakers with prayer. Thursday’s invocation was a little more serious than most days for Rev. Conroy. The Roman Catholic Priest prayed specifically to cast out the demons inside Capitol Hill.

As reported by Fox News, Rev. Conroy said, “This has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people’s House.”

“Then, in a dramatic moment, Conroy raised both hands and said, ‘In Your most holy name, I cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber. Spirits not from You. I cast out the spirit of discouragement which deadens the hope of those who are of goodwill.'”

 “I cast out the spirit of petty divisiveness which clouds the sense and the desire to be of fruitful productivity and addressing the issues more appropriately before this House,” he prayed. “I cast out any sadness brought on by the frustration of dealing with matters detrimental to the honorable work each member has been called to engage in.”

Rev. Conroy is a Jesuit priest, an order of the Catholic Church. He has been serving as House Chaplain since 2011. (“House Chaplain Casts Out Demons During Morning Prayer In Capitol,” by Timothy Meads, Townhall.com, posted on raptureready.com ,July 19, 2019)

I don’t mean to make fun of this gentleman’s desire, nor his attempts, to cast out the dark spirits from the House of Representatives. But, if it had happened in actuality, I’m of the opinion there would have been an audible swooshing, not unlike the sound made by your favorite brand of vacuum cleaner. I can say this with a degree of certainty because our congressional bodies are considered the highest levels, in human terms, of powers and principalities.

Here, again, is what God’s Word, through the Apostle Paul, has to say about this very matter of dark spirits and high places.

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)

Such august human political, religious, and educational bodies are where these minions reside in great numbers. Their human consorts too often do their bidding, and we certainly are witnessing as never before the activities of these powers and principalities in high places.

In my opinion, we can sense the evil, bony, fingers of these dark powers and principalities manipulating their congressional human pawns. For example, the four freshmen Democrat House members who term themselves “the Squad” lead the way in taking that party ever farther from common sensibility and morality so long associated with American comportment.

One of the four in particular exhibits a virulent hatred for the nation Israel. Even under pressure to do so by such powerful people as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim, refuses to back off her angry statements condemning all Jews and the nation Israel. At the same time, she and the other three of “the Squad” want to destroy America as founded and replace it with their vision of a socialist utopia.

The Democrat majority in the House of Representatives, now led, in effect, by Millennial types such as these four anti-America as founded women, seek to bring minuscule minority elements such as LGBTQ and others dedicated to doing away with moral restraint to the forefront of governing the culture. They intend to make the perversions that used to be unmentionable in public the new norm for living life in America.

The “Squad’s” party has stood with great applause in adulation over their fellow party members making it legal in several states to murder babies right after their births. This done all for the woman’s right to choose who lives and dies. There is now movement afoot among these same congressional types to make euthanasia legal in cases of the elderly and infirm.

And, these very minions of the dark powers and principalities have the audacity to accuse as being Nazis this president and those who support his wanting to bring America back to its founding principles.

The Lord, at present, has the dark powers, both human and demonic, in derision, as He states in Psalm 2. While I can’t say I go along with either the Catholic idea of practicing Christianity, or with their view of exorcising evil spirits, I’m with this chaplain in wishing to cast out those powers and principalities.

Again, we are told to “stand” in these evil, closing days of the age. We are instructed how to spiritually dress in order to oppose these angry, anti-God entities”

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. (Ephesians 6:13-18)

Jul 22, 2019

Sweden Has Become a War Zone

The nation of Sweden is in my view one of the craziest places on planet Earth. Muslim immigrants have caused crime rates to soar to record levels, and the Swedish government and the news media are totally incapable of dealing with the marauding Muslims. Their ineptitude is so bad they don’t even recognize the problem.

Late last year, immigrants went on a rampage, setting dozens of cars on fire. The damage to the vehicles was in the tens of millions of dollars. The event got very little coverage by the Swedish national and international press. Within a few days, it was like the attack had never happened.

Swedish author Björn Ranelid recently warned that the level of crime and violence the previously sedate country is experiencing amounts to a “small scale war.”

“Sweden is at war and it is the politicians who are responsible. Five nights in a row, cars have been set on fire in the university town of Lund. Such insane acts have occurred on hundreds of occasions in various places in Sweden over the past fifteen years. From 1955 to 1985, not a single car was ignited in Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm or Lund…. None of these criminals are starving or lacking in access to clean water. They have a roof over their heads and they have been offered free schooling…. They do not live in dilapidated houses…. It is called upbringing and this is missing for thousands of girls and boys in Swedish homes today.” — Björn Ranelid, Swedish author, Expressen, July 5, 2019.

The CEO of Volvo recently stated that the company is considering moving its headquarters out of Sweden, partly due to a rise in violent crime. Håkan Samuelsson told a conference that the car maker was losing its appeal to foreign experts and engineers and further explained his concerns during an interview with SVD Näringsliv.

“We are building cars, we cannot solve the other problems, someone else must do that,” the CEO said, adding that it is becoming more difficult to attract workers due to Sweden’s worsening reputation.

“It’s definitely not helping when people read about the shootings in Gothenburg and wonder if they really dare to move to Gothenburg,” said Samuelsson.

He said if “the situation” does not improve, the company may even have to consider leaving Sweden at some future date.

Notice that Samuelsson didn’t mention what was causing him to contemplate moving his whole company to another nation. He didn’t say the M word because you can’t link the followers of the Koran with any type of crime problem.

The Chief of Police in Gothenburg County, Erik Nord, denied there was a problem, accusing Samuelsson of getting misinformation from social media. Chief Nord is a self-deluded liar. Some of his units are under so much attack from Muslim youth, there are some areas of the city they don’t dare go into. When they do have a presence in Muslim zones, their buildings have to be built like bunkers.

In 2017, a Swedish police report (“Vulnerable Areas 2017”) showed that there are 61 such areas – also known as no-go zones – in Sweden. They encompass 200 criminal networks, consisting of an estimated 5,000 criminals. Most of the inhabitants are non-Western immigrants and their descendants.

The Swedish National Forensic Centre estimated that, since 2012, the number of shootings classified as murder or attempted murder had increased by almost 100 percent.

In 2018, Sweden experienced a record number of lethal shootings, 306 in all. Forty-five people were killed and 135 injured nationwide.

It would be bad enough that these Muslim immigrants are armed with atomic weapons. They also make bombs to blow things up. It is just unreal to have them using explosives to cause mayhem, and the authorities just shrugged it off. They sighted crazy excuses like: It’s because “young people are unemployed or “these are young people who have not found their place in society.”

If you are wondering how people can work in this madness, I found a guideline issued by the city of Malmö municipal workers. Under the heading, “Personal safety – tips and advice on how to avoid getting into unwanted situations,” the municipality advises its employees to “Plan your itinerary – know your area…try to minimize the time from when you park your bike/car until you enter [the destination].”

In the book of Isaiah, God warns that the day will come when he will use children to oppress society. I think the prediction is a perfect explanation for why we have young people turning places like Sweden into a war zone.

“And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them” (Isaiah 3:4).

“As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths” (Isaiah 3:12).

–Todd


Don’t Fret, George

My desire was to take this week’s Nearing Midnight commentary in a direction other than end-times geopolitics. It seems this area of stage-setting for fulfilled prophecy has too often dominated my thinking on how near we might be to Christ’s call to the Church. But, my desire was overridden; I am convicted, by the Spirit’s nudge to deal again with things involving globalism.

In preparing for taping a television interview (which by the time this commentary appears will have been completed), one of the interview questions the network gave me kept flashing in my mind’s eye: “If we’re headed to a new world order and one-world system…if it’s been prophesied in Scripture…then what would you say to those who might ask, ‘Then, why fight against it?’”

The first answer that leaped to mind was Paul the apostle’s exhortation as recorded in Ephesians chapter 6. That’s the one we’ve used often in these articles –the description of the battle we face: not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We as believers are to dress in the whole armor of God and stand against this evil.

I can find no better reason in Scripture for doing as instructed in that preparation for battle against the things so obviously on Satan’s agenda as we near that midnight hour of the Tribulation.

We who name the name of Christ are not alone as we fight this crucial battle. The Lord Himself is leading the way.

I don’t want to be misunderstood here. I do not intend to give the current president of the United States glory that belongs to our Lord. Mr. Trump, as pointed out many times in these essays, is but an instrument used to accomplish God’ will–wittingly or unwittingly. I do, however, believe that this president is beginning to get the message, through those God has placed around him. That message is that he–Mr. Trump–is in that office and is apparently, for a time determined by the God of Heaven, impervious to the unbelievably virulent assaults that continue to come against him.

So it was that I kept having the interview question flashing in my thoughts.

“If we’re headed to a new world order and one-world system…if it’s been prophesied in Scripture…then what would you say to those who might ask, ‘Then, why fight against it?’”

The answer, in addition to the one involving Ephesians 6, should include this: We should fight against the globalists trying to bring on the Antichrist platform for world rule because the struggle is working. True, it is a temporary stopgap against the evil that is so obviously assaulting America’s sovereignty and the last bastion of freedom around the world. But it is indeed working for this end-of-the-age moment so near the time of the Rapture.

The Lord is seeing to it that we are able to stand against that wickedness in high places. That force consists of Satan’s minions, both human and demonic.

We have to look no further than one considered by many to be a prime mover in the effort to bring America into a one-world configuration, to bring this president of the United States down so that a globalist can be installed in the office.

We get a picture of our struggle being successful by looking at a quite interesting article:

George Soros recently expressed his frustration that “everything that could go wrong has gone wrong” referring to the rapid dismantling of the New World Order spearheaded by President Donald Trump.

The billionaire globalist who financed of countless Color Revolutions all across the world told the Washington Post that he was “living in [his] own bubble” due to failing to foresee Trump’s meteoric rise.

Soros expressed fears that Trump “is willing to destroy the world” and vowed to “redouble [his] efforts” by pouring millions of dollars into opposing everything that the President stands for all across the world.

In a recent report by the New York Times, it was revealed that Soros and Hillary Clinton paid women to accuse Donald Trump of rape.

Since the report broke, Soros gobbled up a lion’s share of the publication by buying $3 million worth of stocks in the NY Times.

While the Hungarian-American might come off as full of doom and gloom in his interview, he actually has a reason to feel that way because Trump has single-handedly presided over the dismantlement of the Liberal-Globalist world order that Soros has worked for decades to build. (George Soros: Trump Is Winning, He’s Destroying the New World Order, Globalist fears the Presidents dramatic rise in popularity, Daniel Newton, @ Neon Nettle, 22nd June 2018, © press)

As indicated in the title of this article, George shouldn’t fret. He’ll eventually get the new world order he craves. He has God’s Word on it:

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:16-17)

But that same Word goes on to say further:

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. (Revelation 19:11-15)

Come to think of it, George, on second thought, you should be worried. No doubt about it!

–Terry