Nov 16, 2020

Well, This Looks Bad

When Barack Obama was elected to the presidency in 2008, there was a massive surge in traffic to Rapture Ready. The Democrats had just won such a large majority in both houses of Congress, they could pass any bill on their agenda. Since Obama was hailed as a type of Messiah by the press, many Christians were wondering if he was the Antichrist.

Obama did tremendous damage to our constitutional system, but we survived his eight years of carnage. Donald Trump was a man of flawed character. I absolutely could not stand his arrogance, but he did a good job of delaying the radical left’s plan to enslave the American people.

There are indications that there’s massive voter fraud in this election. Trump was 800,000 votes ahead in Pennsylvania, and then this lead mysteriously disappeared. Biden would have needed to get 90% of the uncounted votes to close such a large gap. The liberal media are now totally focused on making people think the election process is over.

If Joe Biden becomes our next president, we face the danger of losing our basic liberties. Biden issued the standard platitude that I expected by calling for “a time to heal in America” and said, “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but unify, who doesn’t see red states and blue states, only sees the United States.”

Obama said similar things when he was elected. He then went on to be one of the most racist and anti-Christian Commanders and Chiefs in history. Since Biden is nothing more than a senile puppet, the radical elements of the Democratic Party will have a free hand to run the White House.

I have a very simple biblical explanation for why Trump may lose. The left is so insane right now, they would have destroyed large sections of our infrastructure if Trump was reelected. There would be civil war in every major city, and the use of deadly force would be a certainty.

There is one saving grace that may prevent total disaster. The Senate still has a Republican majority, so no radical legislation will be voted into law. It makes me shudder to think that Mitch McConnell, the worst Senate Majority Leader in history, will soon be the highest-ranking Republican in the nation. Since God has a preference for using flawed people, we all may be amazed at how skilled McConnell suddenly becomes at frustrating the agenda of the Biden administration.

I had a premonition that Trump was going to lose the election two weeks before the vote. Pat Robertson of 700-Club fame reported that he has been told by God that Trump would win reelection and it will bring about the beginning of the End Times. If Robertson had predicted a January heat wave for Florida, there would be snow falling in Miami. He has been predicting the world’s end since the 1970s. He previously claimed it would happen in 1982, and then again in 2007.

Biden’s son Hunter must be as happy as a pig in slop right now. Over 76 million people have given him a mandate to outdo Hillary Clinton in Shady business dealings. Foreign agents are probably lining up at his door to buy his influence. Hunter could sell nuclear-tipped missiles to third-world nations, and the press would look the other way.

Many Pundits on the right are hoping that Biden will turn out to be such a huge disaster that voters will switch to the Republican party in the next election. I don’t have much hope for this type of outcome. If we’re close to the tribulation hour, things will only go from bad to worse. Trump promised to drain the swamp, but it only got bigger. I was surprised to see that 93% of the residents of DC voted for Biden.

I think the greatest danger we currently face is complacency. If Biden initially tries to play nice, people on the right may let down their guard. The liberal media and the Democratic Party are fixated on gaining power. Once they see an opportunity to take full control, they will pounce. Because the Bible predicts victory for the enemies of God, the only reliable hope for a believer is the rapture.

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).

–Todd


Ready to Deal

Questions and comments coming fast and furiously in these volatile times ask why the election has turned out this way, or they want to know what it must all mean.

I’ve tried to answer most emails I’ve received like this, but it’s time to address these matters here.

“Ready to Deal” isn’t to imply that I myself will now “deal” with these matters. The title instead suggests my belief that the Lord of Heaven is now ready to “deal” in power and authority with the world and the rebellious state it has reached.

To strive to “Make America Great Again” was a noble desire, a worthy goal. I believe that most of us—half of the nation—truly meant the slogan, not with hubris in our hearts and minds, but with a genuine desire to see America returned to principles installed by the founding fathers.

We wished, only as de Tocqueville believed, that in order to see to it that America is great, we must make it “good.” Christians with understanding know that there is only One who is good. Only that One, Jesus Christ, can make anything noble to the point of greatness. The Lord of heaven is destined—we believe very soon—to reign on the earth as the King of all kings.

The “goodness” America has been blessed with has faded precipitously, it’s easy to see. America’s greatness long ago began its darkening descent from its time as that shining light on the hill. We now more easily understood why this, the apex nation of world history, isn’t mentioned by name in God’s Word.

The question, then, is not: Is America moving into a future shrouded in a murkiness that it almost certainly won’t emerge from? Many of us believe the answer to that question is yes.

The question we need to consider instead is this: Why is this happening now? Why—especially knowing that, before the sudden infliction of COVID-19, America indeed seemed to be on the cusp of becoming robust in its influence for good upon the rest of the world?

The Lord almost certainly was laughing the anti-God forces to derision, as the KJV puts it in Psalm 2. Nothing they tried in attempting to bring down the hated populist president of the US worked. Even with the national and world mainstream press joined to the powers and principalities to effect a coup d’état, the Restrainer (God the Holy Spirit) observably and easily swatted them away. Nothing they could do would stop Mr. Trump from doing his utmost to “Make America Great Again,” thereby taking the nation farther and farther from the globalist influence the powers and principalities wanted to exert on America. And America is the greatest obstacle preventing them from achieving their new global order, geopolitically speaking.

Just when it seemed that the Lord was seeing to it that those powers and principalities were kept at bay and even were in total disarray because of their reprobate state, He suddenly seems to have taken away His mighty hand of restraint. It’s as if He suddenly said on America’s election day 2020 that He has seen enough. Of course, God is not capricious. He doesn’t make rash decisions like we do. He knows all about this election and everything else, and He has since the unfathomable times in eternity past.

We as Christians should take great comfort from this reality. The timing of all these events was set in Heaven, not by political authorities or powers and principalities on earth. The bottom line is always that God’s will be done, no matter what. He is always in complete control.

So our next question to ask is this: What is God’s will in this sudden removal of His restraining hand to let evil once again rampage through its destructive, global-world-order construction project?

I believe with all that is within my spiritual senses that Heaven is once again at the point of beginning to deal, like in antiquity, with God’s chosen people, Israel. The succeeding administration (if contested election results turn out that way), whose many stated goals include bringing America into the internationalist (read “global”) order, also wants to give Israel’s archenemy, Iran (ancient Persia), the same nuclear deal as did the administration before Trump’s.

Mr. Trump has been Israel’s most faithful friend. America, under his presidency, therefore, has blessed the Jews in ways that are yet to be fully assessed. That blessing could turn into a curse with a succeeding president who would turn his back under pressures from the global constructionists. And, globally, Israel has no friends of significant power and influence, with the exception of America during Trump’s time in office.

Key to everything in the whole matter of this election—the seemingly inexplicable turn of events in the nation electing a man who is at the very least mentally challenged due to diminished capacity, and bringing to power a party vowed to take the nation into the new global order—is the most central national entity in all of Bible prophecy: the nation Israel!

Without reservation, I submit that God is on the very verge of being set to deal again with Israel in order to bring back to Himself a remnant of His people. With these, He will establish His millennial kingdom as the chief nation, from which His Son Jesus Christ will rule and reign over the earth.

The Lord, I believe, is also dealing with the rebels who populate this violent, anti-God planet. He must purge them while He is gathering His remnant of chosen people. He is about to deal with all Gentile believers who will accept His Son for salvation during that Tribulation hour.

And, to those of us who call on the Name of Jesus Christ for salvation, I’m thankful to be able to say that God is also getting ready to deal with us.

Before He will begin dealing with His chosen people, the earth’s rebels, and the Gentiles who will become believers during the Tribulation, the Lord will take His Church from the planet. At that moment of Rapture, the Restrainer, the Holy Spirit resident within each believer, will no longer hold back the evil to the same degree He is now.

The Lord is ready to deal, I’m convinced.

That’s not a matter of gloom and doom, but it’s a glorious prospect if you know Christ and will be kept out of the coming time of judgment and wrath.

Here is comfort from His very Word:

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” (Revelation 3:10)

–Terry

 

Nov 9, 2020

Alarm Signals of Our Authoritarian Age

When I was very young, I wondered what it would be like to live in an authoritarian society that was like Hitler’s Germany or the Soviet Union. There is no need to wonder anymore because my worst nightmare has largely come true. We are now in an age where censorship and control is the primary goal of various groups.

People who own smartphones are increasingly having fewer options when it comes to the repair of their devices. Apple has designed their iPhones so that they will stop working if you try to fix a camera or replace a bad microchip. You are now basically renting your smartphones from the manufacturer.

Yahoo news was once my favorite source for world news. I hardly go to the site now because most of what is posted is propaganda. For many years, Yahoo News allowed people to post comments about various news items. About two years ago, they started shadow banning people who post comments that contradict the liberal agenda. In the early part of this year, Yahoo removed all comments from their site.

The once powerful conservative-leaning news aggregate Drudge Report has been taken over by some shadowy leftist organization. There are rumors that Matt Drudge had a mental breakdown and sold the site to a tech giant. The traffic for Drudge Report has crashed, and I don’t think the people running it care. They probably consider their investment to be valuable in having the opportunity to brainwash conservative readers.

President Trump likes to bash CNN for its ratings fall. The left doesn’t care about traffic flow, earnings or the reputation of their news outlets. Their only fixation is power. If they can turn America into a dictatorship, there will be no Fox News. Everyone will have no choice but to get their news from CNN or one of its clones.

Another site that is pointless to visit is Twitter. There were a few conservative voices on this social media site that I liked, but they have been largely shut down. Actor James Woods posted last week about how bad it has gotten on Twitter: “Evidently you can’t even have an opinion on Twitter anymore. ‘Open forums’ by definition allow the free exchange of opinions. ‘Publications’ editorialize and suppress.”

I watched the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, testify before a Senate subcommittee about censorship. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz absolutely tore into him for blocking a New York Post article on Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden.

“Let’s be clear: The New York Post isn’t just some random guy tweeting. The New York Post has the fourth-highest circulation of any newspaper in America. The New York Post is 200 years old. The New York Post was founded by Alexander Hamilton,” he scolded Dorsey.

“And your position is that you can sit in Silicon Valley and that you can tell them what stories they can publish, and you can tell the American people what reporting they can hear; is that right?”

It was chilling to listen to Dorsey’s response because Dorsey had no emotional reaction to Cruz attacking his company. When it comes to censoring information that benefits people on the right, any lie or action is valid.

Glenn Greenwald is a rare liberal who cares about truthful reporting in the news. A couple weeks ago, he resigned from a publication he founded due to censorship. Again, I don’t think Greenwald’s colleges have any clue of the irony in what they did. These people have a mind of Satan and will do anything their master asks of them.

Prophecy scholars made a huge mistake on the timing of the rise of authoritarianism in the last days. Some people thought the Antichrist would be the one to set up a Nazi-like society. The reality is that it is here now. When the Beast of Revelation is revealed, there will be very little for him to establish. His job will be to implement the technology that is ready to go.

“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. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (Rev 13:16-18).

–Todd


Biden, Israel, and Peace Prospects 

Prefacing this with the fact that the election is far from settled, with the possibility of the Supreme Court having to weigh in, I wanted to look for a moment at what a Joe Biden administration would portend. Particularly, how the relationship between Israel and the United States would be changed is an issue that bears serious consideration.

First to think on is that, according to Mr. Biden’s own words over a number of months during the campaign, America will immediately rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. That means that the nation would again be brought into the drive for globalist control. The US Treasury and other assets would be again available for the internationalists to plunder at will.

With the House of Representatives controlling much of the money outlay and with a president who believes in the new world order objectives, there would be few safeguards against the imposition of a global tax against US citizens. We would pay for our “excessive” carbon emissions and other infractions of the PCA.

Our temperatures in our homes would eventually be governed by our would-be global masters. Fuel prices for our cars—and for all forms of transportation—would skyrocket. At the same time, America would become totally dependent on other nations for any fossil fuel imports.

All that is disconcerting to anyone who loves our nation and its independence from confiscatory influences from outside our borders. Added to the controls by the new world order forces would be the influx of millions of immigrants, mostly illegal, whom Mr. Biden’s political party would use to create a voter base that can never be overcome by any opposition.

Imposition of a one-payer health insurance, government run, would mean that the citizens would eventually lose private insurance coverage and would instead pay heavy duties in premiums in order to pay for the government programs that would first serve those same illegals and their needs. We would be put on waiting lists that would make today’s waits in doctors’ offices seem but a few minutes in length.

We could look at dozens of ways our lives might change under uncontrolled impositions by a Biden administration. But to look at all of this from the Bible prophecy perspective, we only have to consider how America’s relationship with Israel would change.

We remember how the Obama-Biden administration dealt with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Recall how, when Netanyahu came to call at the White House, upon Obama’s request, the president had him enter from the rear portions of the White House. Then, after only a few minutes of talking with the Prime Minister, Obama abruptly left, saying he was going to dinner upstairs with family.

It was a snub of the first order—a thing unheard of in civil diplomatic interaction.

So with that track record, and one that is much more egregious in some cases, can we expect anything better from a President Biden?

But the real worry in regard to a Biden administration will be the dangers to which Israel will almost certainly be exposed.

Again, Mr. Biden has stated on numerous occasions that he will return to old ways in the matter of America and Israel. Of specific worry are his statements that we will return to the “Iran Deal,” which President Trump immediately exited once coming into office.

Remember the reported $150 billion in cash that Obama sent to a runway concourse in Iran, to the Ayatollahs’ anti-Israel regime. It was stated that it was money that was wrongfully kept that had belonged to Iran during the Bush years. This allegation has never been fully explained or proven.

Mr. Biden wants to bring America again into the “nuclear deal” between Iran and much of the Western world, which once included the US. The following news excerpt tells how this has our strongest ally in a great deal of consternation.

Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden’s position on the Iran Deal could lead to war between Israel and Iran, Settlements Minister Teach Hanegbi warned on Wednesday night.

“Biden has said openly for a long time that he will go back to the nuclear agreement,” Hanegbi said. “I see that as something that will lead to a confrontation between Israel and Iran.”

The minister told Channel 13 News that he, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and most Israelis saw the Iran Deal signed by the Obama administration in 2015 as “mistaken—and that’s an understatement.”

“If Biden stays with that policy, there will, in the end, be a violent confrontation between Israel and Iran,” he stated…

[Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Zvi] Hauser argued that “today, everyone understands the agreement wasn’t enough to prevent” Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and “countries of the free world know this is their test” – to stop Tehran from doing so.

A nuclear Iran would trigger an arms race, in which Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt would develop their own nuclear weapons, Hauser warned.

“No one sees Iran’s behavior, creating instability in the Middle East, and thinks its right to let them win,” he added. “Neither the Americans nor Israel will allow a nuclear Iran.” (“Israeli Minister Warns of War if Biden Returns to Iran Deal:

‘If Biden stays with that policy, there will, in the end, be a violent confrontation between Israel and Iran,’” Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post, Israel News, November 5, 2020)

However things shape with regard to the election outcomes, one thing is certain. God’s hand is in all of it. We can’t help worrying as human beings concerned with the well-being of our families and our nation. But as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we know the ultimate outcome is glorious beyond all imagination.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)  

–Terry