As Christians, we are called to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom. At Rapture Ready we feel it is more imperative than ever for believers to stand together in prayerful unity as the world continues on a downward spiral toward the Tribulation hour. Calamity causes people to waste huge amounts of time fixated on watching the destruction instead of praying for protection and God’s miraculous interventions.
The Bible is filled with verses encouraging us to stay focused on praying for God’s will for our lives; for the safety and
Up to the final moments of our days on earth, until the day of the Rapture of the Church, we are dedicated to be prayer warriors for the cause of Christ. We have added this new page to invite and motivate our fellow believers to pray for the most pressing needs of the day.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2)
DAYS OF DEEP, DARK DECEPTION: REDEMPTION MUST BE NEAR
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come…. evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:1, 13).
“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness” (1 John 5:19).
EXPOSING LAST DAYS TRAITORS
Professors Gloat About Indoctrinating Students with Their Leftist “Social Justice” Agenda, no matter the subject they’re supposed to teach. See Thomas Sowell’s quotes warning against the so-called “social justice” agenda at this link.
500+ US gov’t scientists are potential Chinese spies and other foreign entities; now under investigation, according to testimony from the National Institute of Health.
Republicans Push for Investigation into Democrat John Kerry for Leaking Secrets to Iran. Kerry ratted out Israeli covert operations in Syria directly to the Iranian foreign minister.
Around 1,000 corporations and business leaders have targeted GOP-led election integrity bills moving forward in the wake of the highly irregular 2020 US election. Apple, Best Buy, Marriott, Walmart, and other election integrity opponents have excused, or even glorified, deadly violence linked to the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Election Panic” Coming In 2022, Martin Armstrong Warns “It’s Going to Turn Violent.” “I don’t think they are going to be able to get away with rigging the elections again. It’s going to turn into violence.”
U.S. Postal Service new role – running “covert operations program” to spy on Americans by monitoring their social media posts. Tasked by Biden’s Marxist/Communist handlers without an act of Congress or discussion by We The People via our reps in Congress.
Tampa McDonald’s Exposes America’s Systemic Labor Shortage; Owner Offers to Pay People $50 to Interview. Workers are harder to find, a reflection of a much larger problem as trillions in Biden stimulus incentivize potential workers to sit back and collect the next stimulus check for doing nothing. “Biden’s Trillions” Spark Historic Labor Shortage: Record 42% Of Businesses Can’t Fill Job Openings. Businesses are struggling to fill open positions. Where are all the workers?.
“For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness…. take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed…” (2 Thessalonians 3:10-15). [This does not apply to those truly in need.]
Biden/Harris Regime Ignores Kids In Cages, But Gives Them Free Copies of Kamala’s Book. Kamala Harris has yet to tackle the border crisis or visit there, but the kids have her book “Superheroes Are Everywhere” with her on the cover.
France Will ‘Never Give in to Islamist Terrorism,’ says Macron After Policewoman’s Killing. Nations reap what they’ve sown. The killer from Tunisia was shot dead; three others were detained. The stabbing occurred in a once tranquil town, which revived trauma of a spate of deadly attacks last year.
Ex-generals warn of ‘deadly civil war’ in France. About 1,000 servicemen and women, including some 20 retired generals, put their names to a letter which stated, “The hour is grave, France is in peril.” It blamed “fanatic partisans”; said Islamists were taking over whole parts of the nation’s territory.
PITTING NATION (ETHNIC) AGAINST NATION (ETHNIC): MARXIST DIVIDE AND CONQUER AGENDA
UCLA students claim automatic soap dispensers prove systemic racism, according to an online debate. This and other claims like it weren’t just shared by one student, but rather a world-view by the over 80 students who attended, or more accurately zoom-bombed the debate with wild claims such as “white people fed black babies to crocodiles” and “I had a racist teacher who was racist because she asked me where I was from.” Systemic racism and its connected tenants like critical race theory need to be added to the list of modern conspiracy theories.
Black Former Police Officer Blasts Democrats and Their Claim of Systemic Racism. Brandon Tatum unloaded on Biden and the press for politicizing the Chauvin trial; says ‘systemic racism’ is manufactured by politicians and the media to earn votes and make money. He’s right.
Cops mock and fake call LeBron James for police advice in viral videos after LeBron attacks cop. They were making a point since LeBron threatened the officer who shot and killed a black teen who was about to plunge a knife into another black teen (video proof). She attempted to stab another black teen right before that. Insanity has reigned since with people blaming the officer for interfering in a “typical teen knife fight.” What about the teen who would have been stabbed had the officer not reacted immediately? Does her black life not matter? LeBron posted the officer’s photo and said, “You’re next.”
Study: Young White Liberals More Likely to Have Mental Health Problems. The Pew Research survey of 11,537 U.S. adults revealed that overall, the 18-29 age group are more likely to report being diagnosed with a mental health condition. Progressivism appears to demand “unrelenting focus on oppression, verbal violence, and micro-aggressions. Building resiliency against hardship is the best weapon against depression and anxiety, yet progressive ideology forces its followers to wallow in feelings of helplessness and victimhood.”
Hypocrisy on Steroids. Explain This: Fauci suggests wearing two masks; yet NCBI, a branch of Fauci’s NIH, says masks don’t work and are very unhealthy for you physiologically and psychologically.
Anthony Fauci, America’s high priest of scientism, wears out his welcome. He’s shown himself to be a political opportunist. Like Dorothy, we’ve pulled back the curtain and see the wizard is a fraud.
Pastor stands up against the Covid “Gestapo” for the Second Time. He said he doesn’t deal with Nazis. He knows what he’s talking about since he grew up under a Communist dictatorship.
New York health department requires nursing home staff and residents to sign paperwork if they decline Covid vaccine. Facilities that don’t comply may be penalized as much as $2,000 per violation.
Canada: PM of Ontario admits officials “got it wrong” with widespread COVID lockdowns in tearful apology. He admitted it’s destroyed economies and livelihoods for no good reason.
Biden Bunch to Dump 60 Million Unapproved AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines on India. Supposedly, India is in a Covid crisis and has a vaccine shortage. But AstraZeneca is not approved for use in the US, and numerous European countries have stopped or suspended AstraZeneca’s vaccine for causing blood clots and are launching lawsuits against the company. White House COVID coordinator Jeff Zients says the US has enough vaccines, and since AstraZeneca is not authorized here and we won’t need it for several months, “the U.S. is looking at options to share the AstraZeneca doses with other countries as they become available.”
FYI: None of the vaccines (having been fast-tracked) are fully approved by the FDA, but have been given emergency authorization.
This section is not to discourage those who intend to take the vaccine, but to inform people of some of the side effects people have experienced. Encouragers for the vaccine say it’s a small number in comparison to how many people have been vaccinated. Others who are not so encouraging say those numbers are likely higher than we’re being told.
Here is what I (writer of this prayer center post) have experienced:
As for the Covid virus: I have ten relatives who got Covid. Five from the same family got it after a December gathering. The elderly one ended up with pneumonia but recovered. In the past month, four more relatives caught Covid. I was a few feet from my daughter at dinner two days before she came down with Covid, but I didn’t catch it. She was seriously ill but recovered. Her husband got it and recovered. My stepdaughter and her husband caught Covid on vacation. She ended up with pneumonia but is recovering.
As for the vaccine: I have eight relatives and several in laws that I know of who got both shots – either from Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson – most with no side effects. One of my sisters, her husband, and an acquaintance (all who’ve had both shots), were exposed to Covid in close quarters but didn’t get it. One relative was sick for a day after the vaccine. However, my other sister who had both vaccines is fighting for her life with double pneumonia and a heart rate lower than normal. She tests negative for Covid, but the hospital staff believes she has it and says to expect this battle to go on for a few weeks. Prayers are very much appreciated. Her name is Mary Ann.
Pennsylvania mother paralyzed after getting first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Twelve hours after her first shot of the Pfizer vaccine, Cecere said almost her entire body was paralyzed. She’s now regained most of the feeling and strength to her arms, but her legs are a concern for doctors. “Cleveland Clinic doctors believe the nervous system had a reaction to the shot which caused stress in my nervous system and caused paralysis from my neck down,” Cecere said, which is now just lingering in my hips down.”
Israel: Dozens of Cases of Heart Inflammation (myocarditis) After Pfizer Shot. Two died, and the rest recovered.
Food prices skyrocketing on soaring agriculture futures as prices for lumber, gas and other commodities climb amid lingering pandemic. Over the past year, with the pandemic and lockdowns, business closures and work stoppages, ag futures have skyrocketed, leaving global food prices at their highest since 2014. “A small handful of commodities form the backbone of much of the world’s diet, and they’re dramatically more expensive. The relentless rise in prices is driving millions deeper into hunger and desperation. The economy under President Trump was heading in the right direction. There were more than enough jobs, prices were stable, and our GDP was rising. All that has now changed, thanks to the diabolical leftists who stole his reelection.
3rd seal Tribulation judgment (Rev. 6:5-7) says it will take all the average person earns in a day to buy enough wheat flour to make a loaf of bread. (roughly enough food for one person for one day.)
LAST DAYS RETURN TO DAYS OF LOT
Salon Piece Says ‘Pro-Choice Ethics’ Prove Abortion Isn’t Murder, so says Nathan Nobis, associate professor of philosophy, and Jonathan Dudley, postdoctoral fellow in molecular genetic pathology. Their arguments make no sense. “Professing to be wise, they became fools….” (Romans 1:22).
Petition in New York City calls for parents to be able to marry their children. The petition classified the couple as “Parent and Adult Child Non-Procreationable” couples, stating: “Parent-and-adult-child couples for whom procreation is either virtually or literally impossible can aspire to the transcendent purposes of marriage and seek fulfillment in its highest meaning.”
43 corporations targeting Texas for banning gender-change surgeries for kids and safeguarding athletic competition. The statement was published by Texas Competes, a pro-LGBT coalition of over 1,400 businesses. Over 70 major U.S. corporations, including Big Tech giants and several top food and hospitality companies, publicly condemned pro-family bills moving through state legislatures this year.
Three Servicemen Arrested in Multiagency Operation Targeting Child Sexual Predators in Hawaii. Four operations between military and civilian law enforcement since 2019 have resulted in 24 arrests and 16 convictions. Each used online platforms to solicit sex from undercover law enforcement officers whom they believed to be children. They were arrested upon arrival at a predetermined location.
Veggie Tales Creator Upset At Christians Who Oppose Openly Gays/Transgenders in the Church. Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer, who has proven to be pro-socialist anti-conservative, said, “Not saying doctrine doesn’t matter, just saying love overall.” However, apparently, doctrine does not matter to him. Initially, his remarks may sound mildly harmless; however, he’s taking the church to task for daring to come alongside and discipline church members who are openly defying the scriptures and God’s law.
“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth” (Hebrews 12:6). It’s not loving to allow someone to remain in their sin. The loving thing to do is to chastise them in order to bring them to repentance. The shunning is love, and drawing them back and welcoming them into the body after they have repented is love. Despite Vischer’s talk of the church making it an issue of “us” and “them,” 1 John 2:19 makes it clear: “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”
Arkansas Lutheran church to host ‘Queer Camp’ this summer. The pastor said they’ve done camps around interfaith connection, but it’s the first time doing one specifically for LGBTs and allies.
INIQUITY (LAWLESSNESS; WICKEDNESS) SHALL ABOUND
NY Radio Host Tells Audience ‘F*** The Police,’ Then Rams NYPD Officer, Killing Him. Radio host Jessica Beauvais ranted on Facebook while drinking. She played the song F*** Da Police and said, “I grew up on fighting. I like to fight… F***ing people up never stopped being a thing. Shooting people is still wack. It means you can’t fight. It means you’re a cop.” She added… if you’re going to kill me, at least I get to take someone with me.” Afterward, she drove onto the expressway where Officer Anastasios Tsakos was redirecting traffic after a fatal car accident and rammed her car into him. Tsakos was the father of two small children. She faces up to 15 years in prison for 2nd degree manslaughter and leaving the scene. Why not 1st degree murder?
Innocent women and children in apartment complex courtyard were victims of thugs who began shooting at each other from each side of the courtyard. A mother and her infant were killed; A 29-year-old, 15-year-old, and 11-year-old were injured. Why didn’t these black lives matter to their own people?
“Let’s Kill People.” “Let’s Kill Some Cops”: Antifa Infiltrated By Undercover Trump Supporter, Recorded Plotting Attacks. In California, Sonoma County, a group of Antifa activists coordinated to target conservatives and law enforcement officers.
Portland, Oregon Mayor Belatedly Condemns Anarchists But Stops Short of Condemning Antifa. The enemy must be named before it can be successfully dealt with. However, Democrat leaders refuse to name it. Riots in cities such as Portland were going on long before George Floyd’s death. Antifa uses any excuse to riot in their Marxist-Communist takedown agenda. And Democrat leaders have placated them.
Canadian Judge Orders Google to Identify Creator of Website Criticizing Antifa. It’s accused of “cyber bullying.” The website, no longer online, was a blog about far-left extremists, called “Antifa: Exposed.”
Minneapolis Black Business Owners Plead for Help from Police in Crime-Ridden No-Go Zone. The zone is unsafe due to left-wing terrorists in Black Lives Matter and Antifa, plus criminals and gangs roaming free without fear of police. Yet another Dem-run city more interested in pushing lies about systemic racism than fulfilling its primary obligation: keeping citizens safe and ensuring they can make a living.
NYPD cops quitting force spiked 75% in 2020. Can’t blame them.
Oscars Ratings Crumble Nearly 60% To Record Low As Stars Bash Law Enforcement. The ceremonies are more about so-called “progressive” politics. It seems many “stars” sell their soul to the devil to make it big in the entertainment industry.
ISLAM: RELIGION OF PEACE? NOT BY A LONG SHOT.
Terrorist attacks, crimes, butcheries of Ramadan Bombathon 2021. The Geller report gives you comprehensive information about the crimes of Islam’s month of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month, when Muslims around the world are supposed to pray and meditate.
HATRED OF JEWS AND ISRAEL
Another Day, Another Riot: Ramadan Violence in Jerusalem Continues. Nightly Ramadan riots continued to rage across Jerusalem for the second consecutive week.
Scuffles in Jerusalem after Israeli-Palestinian Ramadan night clashes. Nightly clashes since the start of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan are spreading and prompting rocket fire from Gaza, which is still ongoing.
Current Jerusalem ‘Intifada’ fueled by Biden policies, Middle East expert warns. The PA (aka PLO) was shamed and marginalized by the Abraham Accords. Now, due to Biden, they’re again front and center and have the power that comes with it. They’re demonstrating this power in the streets. They’re about to get a lot of money from Biden; money is needed to fuel terrorism. This violence in Jerusalem led to rocket fire at Israel. The ‘Palestinians’ are trying to show they’re heroes by hitting Israel.
HATRED OF CHRISTIANITY
Drop Netflix: Animated Series Mocks Jesus. Season 3 of its animated series Paradise P.D. features Jesus as a maniac. After leaving the cross and using machine guns to mow down his enemies, he leaves with two bikini-clad women. Sensual sounds imply sex. 1MM strongly urges you to sign our petition letting Netflix know this is the last straw and you refuse to subscribe to its anti-Christian arrogance.
In London, elderly pastor arrested for saying marriage is between a man and a woman. Pastor John Sherwood, 71, pastor for 35 years, was arrested for “making homophobic comments.” He said, “I was only saying what the Bible says. I wasn’t wanting to hurt anyone or cause offense. I was doing what my job description says, which is to preach the gospel in open air as well as in a church building.”
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
US Air Force can’t keep nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert, top general says. The Air Force is considering putting part of its nuclear bomber fleet on 24-hour alert to fill the gap left by its aging nuclear missile arsenal; a top general warns the plan isn’t sustainable and could exhaust the force.
Iranian military boats harassed US Coast Guard in Persian Gulf. Three boats swarmed the US vessel just a day after an announcement about talks to return to the bogus 2015 nuclear deal.
US military ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessels in the Gulf after three Revolutionary Guard vessels came close to it and another American patrol boat in the Gulf.
Iran is expanding and upgrading weapons of mass destruction according to intelligence sources.
Syrian war monitor claims 3 killed as Iran oil tanker struck. Other reports say no one died. Some blame Israel; others say it’s not clear who carried out the attack. Syrian war analysts are famous for inflating casualty numbers or inventing them outright. What’s certain, however, is tensions are mounting substantially between Israel and Iran that will lead to fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39.
Security Cabinet authorizes Netanyahu and Gantz to approve plans to attack Gaza after dozens of rockets were fired at Israel. Various attack plans were presented based on differing levels of escalation with terrorist organizations in Gaza. Israel is waiting to see how Hamas will conduct itself. “We are not interested in escalation, but we will continue to prepare for any scenario.”
Islam’s Fatah declares “religious war” in Jerusalem; “We are Allah’s hand.” Scenes of violence in Jerusalem this week as Jews were attacked in the capital’s streets are evidence of Arab youths acting as “Allah’s hand,” Fatah has said. They lie when they say “Palestinians” were the original citizens. The Bible shows otherwise. But Islam’s god is not the God of the Bible.
Bad Vlad Putin (Gog hog) unveils rocket which can ‘destroy US space missiles.’ The test follows Putin’s warning to the West not to cross a “red line” with Russia, after countries voiced anger about Ukraine and a jailed opposition critic. In his state of the nation address, Putin claimed countries like the US and UK are trying to “pick on” Russia. “We don’t want to burn bridges, but if somebody interprets our good intentions as weakness, our reaction will be asymmetrical, rapid and harsh. We’ll decide for ourselves in each case where the red line is,” Putin said.
Turkey’s genocide blackmail: Threats to work closer with Iran and Russia. Yet Turkey is already working closely with Iran and Russia and will continue to do so until their forces are annihilated by God Himself in the coming (Gog/Magog) Battle of Ezekiel 38-39.
Israel’s warplanes can reach Iran, minister warns amid nuclear talks. Reiterating Israel’s position that it does not consider itself bound by the diplomacy, Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said: “A bad deal will send the region spiraling into war.”
Israel Has No Choice but to Act on Its Own to Stop Iran. The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency and the government’s national security adviser is in Washington this week on an important mission that has failed even before it began. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki made it clear last week that the Israelis are wasting their time. When asked if Israeli pleas about danger to the region if the US rejoins the 2015 nuclear deal would have any impact on Biden’s plans, Psaki answered “no.”
Bible prophecy makes it clear that no one will come to Israel’s aid when the Russian-Arab coalition invades the Golan (“mountains of Israel”). But God will get the glory when He Himself annihilates the massive forces supernaturally. Israel is a mostly secular society, and His intention is to turn the Jews back to Him. The last seven years before Christ returns have been set aside for this purpose. This is why it seems likely that the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 (Gog and Magog) will occur after the rapture and during Daniel’s 70th week (aka “the time of Jacob’s trouble” and “the 7-year Tribulation”).
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
Severe storms, destructive hail and tornadoes slam southern U.S., causing billion dollars worth of damage on April 28 and 29. States affected were Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, and Texas. In Oklahoma, Baseball-sized hail hits Norman, causing damage worth millions of dollars. The hail occurred during a severe storm on April 29 that also brought winds of up to 115 km/h (70 mph).
In California, Newsome’s Drought emergency declaration (or lack thereof) inflames political tensions. Newsom’s declaration is more interested in relocating fish from drying puddles than supplying needed water to farmers. 1,626,042 verified signatures are on a petition to have Newsome removed.
Denver, Colorado endured snowiest season in decades. Winter weather stretched across much of the US in April; widespread cold spells and snow. Denver’s late-season snow is one for the record books.
Drought leaves New Mexico trees weak and dying. Relentless drought is stressing forests. The state has been in a mostly dry period since the late 1990s. This winter was one of the driest in recent memory, compounded by La Niña, an ocean cooling event that reduces evaporation and results in more arid conditions in the Southwest.
China storm: Eleven dead and thousands evacuated after massive thunderstorm hits Nantong with winds up to 100mph.
Heavy rain triggers destructive lahars, landslides and flash floods, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The area has seen powerful volcanic eruptions and extremely heavy ashfall since April 9. Residents are urged to be alert for possible impacts resulting from rain-soaked ash.
600 large sinkholes open in Turkey’s breadbasket, Konya, amid worsening drought, posing a challenge for farmers who need to water their fields. The number of sinkholes has almost doubled since 2019.
Around 8,000 families affected, 2,000 displaced by flooding in Burundi as of April 25. The water levels at the lake have been rising since February, with heavy rainfall since early April aggravating the situation.
GREAT EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERSE PLACES; VOLCANOES
In India, a 6.4 earthquake struck Assam on Wednesday, injuring ten people and causing extensive damage to buildings and other structures. Many religious structures and several mosques developed cracks.
CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX: TAKEDOWN AGENDA TO BRING ON SINISTER GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Biden rings another dinner triangle for illegals to surge on in. In the midst of a border crisis he claims isn’t happening, he has a peculiar means of stopping it: by inviting more in. The Biden bunch may provide immigration rights and citizenship to many foreign “climate migrants” allegedly displaced by ‘climate change.’ This doesn’t make sense. If the entire earth is frying from global warming, why would changing latitude and longitude make a difference? The only conclusion is that the Dem Biden bunch don’t care that there’s a border surge, and they want a bigger one. They’re likely to get their wish, with a bigger surge about to begin.
Biden administration invites Mexican-Indigenous climate justice activist and avowed Communist to speak at Climate Conference. After being given a glowing introduction by Blinken, she proceeded to pop off a Marxist screed against the US, capitalism, the West, colonialism, and more.
Emmanuel Macron, Speaking at the global climate summit organized by the US, Blasted “Methane Emissions” for Causing Climate Change. As we know, cow flatulence contains methane. But nature-worshiping globalists want less cows because they don’t like us peasants eating meat. However, we’re sure the elites won’t stop eating it. Macron spoke of a European “Green” Deal and also called for transforming the financial system. Demo-crat globalists in the US intend to implement their New Green Deal, first proposed a year ago. See Green New Deal proposes eliminating “farting cows.” This “deal” includes many sinister changes that would put us back in the dark ages and actually destroy lives literally. See the article “Do You Smell Something?” – the section on global warming with quotes by Grant Jeffrey. Another gab fest (26th UN Climate Change Conference) will take place in November.
LATEST NEWS ON THE EUROPEAN ARMY THAT MACRON VERY MUCH WANTS
GREEN Party leader that could succeed Merkel as Chancellor of Germany has called for serious “steps towards” creating a European Army. Ms Baerbock has called for creation of EU military units that would be under direct control of the European parliament. “A European army only makes sense if there’s a European foreign policy to enforce, and there isn’t and can’t be without a true European government. So that should be the call,” she said.
China’s Social Credit Scoring System Spreads It’s Reach into Canada. The Orwellian “social credit system” that records social and financial behavior of individuals and corporations in China using vast surveillance has expanded globally and is openly operational at the renowned Haidilao hot pot restaurant in Canada. Over 60 surveillance cameras, 2 at each table, by request of Haidilao corp. Ryan Pan said cameras were installed to “punish” staff if they didn’t adhere to corporate standards and to “people track.” He said the video is sent back to China, and the reason is “secret.”
Cashlessness may have gone too far in Norway. A cashless society is prophesied for the Tribulation, as we know. Antichrist and False Prophet will cause all to take a mark on their hand or forehead to show worship of the Antichrist, or else be tracked and killed (Rev 13:16-17). Only those in Christ will escape the Tribulation (caught up by Christ; raptured).
APOSTASY AND DECEPTION
Israel works to identify 45 killed in Lag Ba’omer Mount Meron stampede. Lag Ba’omer is a popular annual holiday in Israel originally begun to celebrate the end of an ancient plague. On this day, Hasidic Jews make pilgrimages to Mt Meron to pray at the tomb of an ancient honored sage and kabbalist, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (considered the author of the Zohar), and then celebrate his life with a bonfire, food, and chanting mystical songs. It’s so very sad that these people, including children under age 16, were killed and injured, but we would be remiss if we didn’t warn that Kabbalism is a cult. In recent times, there has been increased interest in kabbalah, and it’s commonly studied among Hasidic Jews and a number of non-Orthodox Jews, also among some Gentiles, including some “celebrities.” Fires are a traditional way to celebrate Lag Ba’omer in Israel — some say this is in honor of the “spiritual light” that the mystical Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai brought to the world.
Jesus is the Light of the world (John 1:1-14; John 8:12). He warned that many false prophets would rise and deceive many (Matthew 24:11).
Grow-your-own human steaks meal kit is not ‘technically’ cannibalism, makers say. An art exhibit, “DIY meal kit” for growing steaks made from human cells was nominated for 2020 “design of the year” by London-based Design Museum. “People think eating oneself is cannibalism, which technically this is not,” said Grace Knight, one of the designers. “Growing yourself ensures you and your loved ones always know the origin of your food, how it’s been raised and that its cells were acquired ethically and consensually,” a website for the imagined product states.
Pope Francis hangs in his study a painting of a naked resurrected Jesus caressing Judas. Francis has suggested that Judas is not in hell and says Jesus never called Judas a betrayer, only a friend. Yet scripture is very clear that Judas was possessed by Satan, Jesus said Judas would betray him, Jesus said it would have been better if Judas was never born, and Jesus referred to Judas as a devil (Matthew 26:14-25; John 6:70; John 13:21-27). But we shouldn’t be surprised by Francis’ lies since he also:
- denied that hell exists; said condemned souls just disappear.
- approved of homosexual civil unions.
- held an audience and mass with openly gay Catholics on Ash Wednesday 2019.
- said everyone, including atheists, are children of God (The Bible says only those in Christ can be called children of God, John 1:12).
- said all major religions are different paths to the same God. Here’s the video.
- authorized Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran at the Vatican. (The Catholic Catechism second edition paragraph 841 gives Muslims first place besides themselves as worshiping God. Yet Allah and Isa of the Quran are not describing God and Jesus of the Bible.)
- He’s pushing for a one-world (global) government and one-world religion, both of which will exist in the Tribulation and will be evil, led by the Antichrist and False Prophet of Revelation 13.
Speaking of deceptions:
Is The Stage Being Set For Great Deception? – UFO Sightings More Than Double. Excerpt from Michael Snyder: “Overall, the number of UFO sightings has more than doubled over the past two years. The Pentagon created quite a stir when it confirmed that leaked UFO were indeed legitimate. Something is clearly happening, and I believe all the leaks occurring are meant to mentally condition us for further disclosures in the future. The stage is being set for a deception of absolutely epic proportions, and most people will swallow whatever they are told hook, line and sinker.”
Could this be part of the “strong delusion” God sends during the Tribulation to those who have rejected Christ? Perhaps this is how the Rapture will be explained away – that alien saviors took us ‘intolerant’ Christians away to reeducate us to the world’s so-called truth.
“Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels” (2 Thessalonians 1:6-7).
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12).
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:18-26).