The church age has an expiration date. We do not know the day or the hour, but it is highly likely that we can narrow it down to a three-to-four-year time span.
This assertion is based on the theory that God has allotted 2,000 years for the ministry of the Holy Spirit. This concept is buttressed by the fact that we are entering days like the times of Noah and Lot at the same time that we are approaching this milestone. The idea that it is merely coincidence that the current convergence of prophetic events is occurring in conjunction with this historic benchmark simply strains credulity.
We do not know the exact date that the Holy Spirit began his ministry, but the best guess seems to be on Pentecost of 33 A.D. Since we are not certain of this date, and the complexity of the various calendars is too great, we cannot know the day or the hour the restrainer will remove himself. What we can know for certain is that Christians will not be surprised when the final days of the ministry of the Holy Spirit are upon us.
“But you (the faithful) are not in darkness, brothers, for that day [the day of the Lord] to surprise you like a thief [you will know when God is preparing to judge the earth]. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep [like either the wise or foolish virgins], as others do, but let us keep awake [alert to the coming of the Lord] and be sober [secure in sound doctrine] …for God has not destined us for wrath [of the seven-year tribulation as described by John the Revelator]” (I Thessalonians 5:4-6).
The day of the Lord comprises all judgment-related events beginning with the rapture and culminating in the actual day of the Lord, which is Armageddon.
We were warned by Peter that “it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God [the church]; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey [preach and live by] the gospel of God?” (I Peter 4:17).
When the power of the church begins to diminish, which it has, we will know that the time of the rapture is near. Jesus informs the true end-times church, “I know that you have but little power [your numbers are small], and yet you have kept my word [my Gospel] and have not denied my name.”
It is not a coincidence that evil is running amok while much of the visible church is in hibernation. When the church is strong, evil must cautiously assert itself. When the church is weak, evil joyfully and boldly reveals itself and dares anyone to oppose it. This is what we are seeing today.
Jesus further states to the church of Philadelphia, “Because you have kept my word about patient endurance [amid persecution], I will keep you from the hour of trial [the seven-year tribulation] that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth [I will judge all who dwell upon the earth, but the church will be kept from it]. I am coming soon [when you see that the church has little strength]” (Revelation 3:10-11).
It makes sense why the true church of the end times has little strength. There are very few pastors who actually preach the Gospel and even fewer who preach the soon return of Christ. Most pastors have adopted self-centered philosophies that appeal to people’s worldly desires rather than the proclamation of repentance and the forgiveness of sins.
And the ‘elites of Christianity’ tend to look down their noses at those of us who have a dispensational view of the end times. These are the intellectuals who have allegorized prophetic Scripture rather than taking it literally.
Whether wise or foolish, I put the ‘elite’ ‘Christians’ in the category of the sleeping virgins according to Christ’s parable.
The time is now here “…when people will not endure sound teaching but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers [pastors] to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths” (II Timothy 4:3-4). The most popular pastors and teachers in this country are clearly ashamed of the Gospel and teach self-centered twaddle. They are so beloved by the majority of ‘Christians’ that anyone who calls them to repent and preach the Gospel is immediately set upon by a mob of narcissistic ‘Christians.’
Interestingly, this mob usually claims to live by the tenet “love God and love one another” when they are clearly incapable of doing either. It is possible that this is what Paul meant when he said end times ‘Christians’ would have a ‘form of godliness….”
Paul further informs us, “the [Holy] Spirit expressly says that in later times [the end times] some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits [false teachers] and teachings of demons, through the sincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from food that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth” (I Timothy 4:1-3).
Protestants once thought that this was simply speaking of the misguided teachings of the cultlike papacy of the Roman Catholic Church. Now that many churches are ordaining ‘gay marriage,’ we have a clue that this error is much broader in the church. We now know that marriage needs to be undermined because it often leads to breeding ‘carbon emitters [children]’ who are destroying the planet. This marriage mandate will no doubt be enforced by members of the Laodicean church. They will likely be rewarded handsomely for this heresy by the evil modern-day globalists who may be the source of this church’s great wealth.
I am not certain how much money false doctrine is going for these days. Maybe we can ask the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention. I am certain it far exceeds thirty pieces of silver.
What is even more fascinating is that those who have departed from the faith will require their congregants to abstain from food that God created to be received with thanksgiving. This is a clear tip of the hat to the evil globalists and their war on livestock. Those who have been deluded by God believe that cow flatulence is destroying the earth. This assertion, of course, would be hilarious if they did not have the power to force this idiocy on the rest of us. It is hard to imagine, but extremely likely, that abstaining from meat will soon be a ‘doctrine’ of the dominant ‘church’ of the end times.
However, the evil globalists and their Laodicean lapdogs have a wonderful substitute for beef, pork, and chicken. Not for them, of course, but for the unwashed masses. Many of us will soon be dining on bugs, which is a meal that no one receives with thanksgiving.
When Peter warned us that judgment begins at the household of God, he asked what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the Gospel of God. The outcome for apostasy is persecution of the true church of Christ and the degradation of society.
There is no doubt that we are now entering into the times of Noah. During this period, the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. When the wealthy attempt to encourage the world to enslave itself to its ridiculous climate change propaganda, to convince us that white supremacy is the greatest threat to the world, and that there are more than two sexes, it is obvious we have entered into a new paradigm that is unprecedented in the last two thousand years of history.
The fact that their playground is a Godless and faithless generation that actually takes these people seriously is even more evidence that the Day of the Lord is near.
Entering into the times of Noah is even more disconcerting when we consider the state of the church of the end times. Not only do we have to contend with the heathen and their oppression, but many who call themselves Christians will also be doing the work of persecuting the faithful.
These people are appropriately described by Paul in II Timothy:
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people [even those who call themselves ‘Christians’] will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit [all of these qualities seem to be describing the preachers of social justice], lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God [apparently they are having their best lives now], having the appearance of godliness [apparently by seeking their purpose], but denying its power. Avoid such people” [II Timothy 3:1-5].
There is no doubt that the congregants at the church of Laodicea will have a form of godliness but deny the power of the Gospel. In fact, it is highly likely that their primary ambition will be to suppress the Gospel. Just as the purpose of the corporate news media is now to suppress the truth, it seems our most popular ‘churches’ will be serving this purpose as well.
Paul continues in his letter to Timothy:
“For among them [the Laodiceans] are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth [like the foolish virgins in Christ’s parable of the Ten Virgins]. Just as Jannes and Jambres [who were religious men paid by Pharoah] opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith [because they opposed the Gospel]. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men” (II Timothy 3:6-9).
There are some among the faithful who say we should never give up on people, even when they have reached the depths of human depravity. However, it looks like the mercy of God has its limits, and the Laodiceans will find themselves beyond redemption.
The times of Noah have extended beyond the church and have infiltrated into society at large, which is to be expected. The amount of unrestrained wickedness is plain to anyone who is paying attention.
One needs only to view the way President Trump and his supporters have been treated over the last six years to see unrestrained wickedness in action.
If the shadow government, media, globalists, and leftists can do that to a sitting president, imagine what they can do to someone who has no political power.
There is no denying that this society reflects the society of ancient Israel just prior to their being judged. Isaiah writes regarding the outcome of those who do not obey the Gospel of God:
“For our offenses are many in your sight, and our sins testify against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities: rebellion and treachery against the Lord, turning our backs on our God, inciting revolt and oppression, uttering lies our hearts have conceived. So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey” (Isaiah 59:12-15a).
The avenues of truth are being shut down daily by all the primary media outlets.
When the globalists and the leftists are finally successful and all truth and justice are suppressed, and we are very close to this point, then the Lord will enter into battle.
“The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice. He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak” (Isaiah 59:15b-17).
When truth is silenced and evil is allowed to run amok, that is when God enters into judgment. We are very close to all truth being shut down worldwide even now. It will likely grow exponentially worse as we approach election day.
If this country falls to our reprobates, the idea that people have civil rights will be easily extinguished worldwide.
What we are witnessing in this country is the slow slide into anarchy. The globalists and their leftist minions are attempting to create a totalitarian world government, but they first need to break down the old order.
They have inserted Critical Race Theory [CRT] into our justice system to create lawlessness and evil so that we will eventually beg them to take away our freedom. It is the old Nero strategy: burn down Rome and then blame the innocent and those who have common sense for the crisis.
As an amusing sidenote, Iran recently threatened to turn New York City into a ‘hellish ruin’ when they get the opportunity. This is hilarious because the Democrats already beat them to it. Because the left is Godless and faithless, everything they touch turns to rot. The amazing thing is that the reprobates who fill cities like L.A., San Francisco, and Chicago are actually cheering them on despite the carnage Democrats have created.
Once the globalists have achieved anarchy, they will need to find someone who can restore the totalitarian order that they desire. They are close to achieving this, and when they do, we know the character of the person they will select to restore order. Fortunately, Christians are not going to be here when the Antichrist comes to power.
Jesus also told us that the time before his return would be like the days of Lot. In 6,000 years of recorded history, humanity has not seen the perversions that have been perpetrated against this generation. Which generation in the past ever tried to convince people that there were more than two sexes? It is doubtful that even those who lived during the time of Lot, or during the times of the ancient Canaanites, were ever this deluded.
Paul mapped out this generation concisely in his letter to the Romans.
“For the wrath of God is revealed [by deluding the minds of the faithless] from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress [censor] the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them [life does not come from lifelessness], because God has shown it to them [order does not arise out of chaos]. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power [they know God created time and space] and divine nature [they know good is superior to evil], have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation [not evolution] of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse [because they loved ignorance more than wisdom].
“For although they knew God [even when they were dead in their sins], they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking [incapable of solving problems], and their foolish hearts were darkened [their lack of faith caused them to become stupid]. Claiming to be wise, they became fools [because God is the source of wisdom], and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things [idolatry]” (Romans 1:18-23).
We have reached a point in history where being wrong most of the time qualifies one to be an ‘intellectual.’ In our current government, being wrong and destructive earns one even greater promotions, wealth, and power.
“Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [they became fornicators], because they exchanged the truth about God [the Gospel] for a lie [that there is no God] and worshiped and served the creature [man; creation] rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”
“For this reason [idolatry] God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature [lesbianism]; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another [which is an abomination], men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error [disease and despair in this life and eternal damnation in the next].
“And since they [the faithless] did not see fit to acknowledge God [who is the source of truth and righteousness], God gave them up [abandoned them] to a debased mind [worthless; without a conscience; ‘moroned’ by God] to do what ought not to be done.
“They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil [like ‘gay marriage’ and transgenderism], disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless [sounds like Antifa and Black Lives Matter members]. Though they know God’s righteous decree [even though they are dead in their sins] that those who practice such things deserve to die [eternally], they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them [these people will be no different than many of those who call themselves Christians when this occurs]” (Romans 1:24-32).
This should be more than sufficient evidence that the days of Noah and Lot are upon us. These days have not reached their full level of depravity, but we are in the beginning stages of the end. Even now, violence and sexual perversion are being normalized in Democrat-run cities across the country. The Democrat Party completely wiped God out of their platform, leaving them futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts are darkened.
Also, since the number of Christians are being reduced daily through faithlessness, many of the ‘Red States’ are beginning to follow suit. Once the red states fall, we will be deep into the throes of anarchy.
We could go on to discuss the sexual mutilation of children in pursuit of the myth of transgenderism, but I believe the point has been made. There is no such thing as transgenderism in the eyes of God, so it does not actually exist in reality. By worldly standards, those who believe in transgenderism are mentally ill. By spiritual standards, they are reprobates who have been ‘moroned’ by God.
The idea that destroying the future sexuality of children is good for their mental health is probably the best evidence that the kind of demonic forces that we read about in Revelation are already at work.
The next generation of lawyers, teachers, and other professionals are so lost in delusion that they will soon wreak havoc on what is left of American society. We are in for a rough ride over the next ten years, so we need to be prepared.
Christians are counseled by Christ himself in the following manner:
“But watch yourselves [your doctrine] lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation [overindulgence and debauchery] and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day [of the Lord] come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth [as described by John the Revelator]. But stay awake at all times [standing firm in the faith], praying that you may have strength to escape [through the rapture] all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man [to receive your reward]” (Luke 21:34-36).
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