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Rapture Longings

Have you noticed how many people are looking for the rapture of the Church? The signs of the times have caused Christians to look for the return of Jesus like no other time in history.

“Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning.” Mark 13:35

“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.” Matt.24:42

In this update, I would like to review the signs of the times which are causing people to sense that the rapture of the Church is right around the corner.

2014-2015:  Blood Moons

The Blood Moons were four lunar eclipses that happen on the feast days of Passover and Trumpets over a two-year period. When the blood moons appeared this way in the past, something very significant happened in relationship to Israel. God said there would be signs in the heavens, because the heavens declare the glory of God. Here is a brief list of what happened in the two-year span between 2014-2015:

  1. Houthis conquered Yemen and started a war with Saudi Arabia. Shiite Muslims in Iran believe that this was a sign from heaven that their Islamic savior, the Mahdi, was about to appear.
  2. Hamas started a war with Israel that revealed that the Obama Administration no longer supported Israel in the Middle East. The Obama Administration began a full diplomatic onslaught to support Iran and Hamas in their pursuit of a false peace. Obama sent 150 billion dollars to Iran after they signed onto the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a detailed, 159-page agreement with five annexes reached by Iran and the P5+1 (China France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) on July 14, 2015. The nuclear deal was endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, adopted on July 20, 2015.”  armscontrol.org
  3. Russia enters Syria to support Syrian President Bashir Assad in the civil war. Both the peace deal with Iran and the American lack of support for Israel caused Russia to send troops into Syria. When Russia built two military bases, they began the march towards fulfilling the Gog Magog prophecy. The Gog Magog prophecy says that God will put a hook in the jaw of the Russians and drag them into war.
  4. Saudi Arabia began sending under the table messages to Israel asking for a relationship. Seeing that the United States favored Iran over the Sunni Arab states, Saudi Arabia felt left without help in their conflict with Iran. If the Americans favored Iran over Israel and Saudi Arabia, then the Saudi’s have no choice than to try and get military help from Israel against their arch rival, Iran.  

2016: For Israel/Against Israel

In March of 2016, Donald Trump made a speech in Washington D.C. that supported moving the embassy of the United States from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This caused a political earthquake across the nation. The international press had a field day condemning the speech, the Democratic Party condemned the speech, and Barack Obama ridiculed Trump’s stand for Israel. It was a very contentious election yea, but Israel was front and center, and Jerusalem was the talk of the nations. It was clear that Trump would support Israel and Hillary Clinton would not. This meant that the Democrats would only support those in Israel who agree with them that they should give Jerusalem to the Palestinians as their capital. The conflict over Jerusalem has been raging in the United States since 1995. (Jerusalem Embassy Act)

“Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around.” Zech.12:2

The contrast between Trump and Obama over Israel could not have been more apparent. Obama favored Iran, as did Hilary Clinton, while Trump favored Israel. Obama took a parting shot at Israel on December 23, 2016 when he supported a UN resolution that made all Israeli settlements illegal.  Donald Trump had been financially supporting these very settlements for years.

Israel’s Settlements Have No Legal Validity, Constitute Flagrant Violation of International Law, Security Council Reaffirms. “The Security Council reaffirmed this afternoon that Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, had no legal validity, constituting a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the vision of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, within internationally recognized borders.” un.org

We now know that in 2016 Saudi Arabia and several other Arab states were actively seeking out Trump over the threat of Iran. Trump was very vocal about the horrible deal with Iran and clear that he would cancel the deal. This was going to have a great impact on 2020, as you will see later in this update.

2017: Eruptions in Jerusalem

Immediately after the election of Trump in 2016, the Democrats and many Republicans began cursing the Trump presidency. They used the Russians as the weapon, claiming that Trump and Vladimir Putin somehow had a deal to interfere in the elections so that Trump would win. This did not keep Trump from recognizing Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel.  From every corner of the globe, President Trump was pressured NOT to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Since 1967, Israel has moved 200,000 Jews into Jerusalem. The UN declared this illegal under international law. Question for you: Is international law above God’s law?

Two signs in the heavens appeared in August and September. On August 21st, the Great American Eclipse crossed the country and on September 23rd, the Revelation 12 sign appeared. What is interesting is that both signs are signaling destruction coming on the earth. Both of these signs happened in the year that Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. On December 6, 2017 President Trump said this:

“In 1995, Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the federal government to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize that that city — and so importantly — is Israel’s capital.  This act passed Congress by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and was reaffirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate only six months ago. Yet, for over 20 years, every previous American president has exercised the law’s waiver, refusing to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem or to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver.  Today, I am delivering.”whitehouse.gov

2018-19: Jerusalem Grows in International Importance

On May 14, 2018, the United States moved their embassy out of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This caused an earthquake around the globe. Nations threatened war, the UN issued condemnations, Russia and China attacked the decision and yet, here we are in 2020 and more nations are moving their embassies to Jerusalem. What most Americans missed were the back room discussions happening between Arab states and the Trump Administration. Trump was isolating the Palestinian Authority and undercutting their influence in the region. As the UN railed for a two state solution, Trump was moving the Arab states to stop supporting the anti-Semitic Palestinian Authority. Now in 2020, we see the results of these efforts.

The most important thing happening in 2018-19 was the globalist backlash against Donald Trump. Trump is the most anti-globalist president we have had since World War II. Satan is working the nations of the world to accept his man we call the antichrist. Trump upset the apple cart. Trump has been called “Cyrus” after the king of Persia. They are alike in that they both declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and they both are for the rebuilding of the Temple.  For such a time as this, God called a man favorable to Jews and Christians.

The antichrist system practiced how they are going to take Donald Trump out of the White House in 2019. They war-gamed how to use a virus to curse the economy and the Church. If you take down the economy and keep Christians away from the polls, then you can bring down the president in 2020.

2020: The Year of Reckoning

“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!”  Matthew 24:32-33

God taught us to watch Israel to understand the end times. As I watch Israel, I pay attention to the alliances forming among nations dedicated to destroying Israel. For instance, Turkey is Sunni and Iran is Shiite. Those two groups are generally at odds with each other, but not in this case. What unites these Muslim nations is their hatred of Israel and the United States. The Abraham Accords shows us that Sunni states may make peace with Israel; however, the hatred of Israel may overwhelm any animosity with Shiite states. Thus, the alliance described for us in Ezekiel 38-39.

“Iran and Turkey ostensibly back different sides in Syria, but in recent years they have grown closer due to joint opposition to the US and also Israel. Iran and Turkey both back Hamas, for instance.” jpost.com 

The Iran-Turkey Alliance: A Plan for Regional Domination? “Erdogan, who has ties to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, has openly aligned himself with Iran and Hamas in condemning the developing Israel-United Arab Emirates normalization deal. Ties between the two countries have warmed since 2017, when Turkey began to work with Iran and Russia to resolve the civil war in Syria and Turkey joined Iran in siding with Qatar in its dispute with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Turkey has publicly opposed US sanctions on Iran, which, in turn, condemned American financial penalties against Turkey in 2018. Yossi Cohen, head of the Mossad spy agency, has told his counterparts from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt that they should consider Iran and Turkey as serious threats to those seeking stability in the Middle East.”   honestreporting.com  

“Turkish diplomat elected President of historic 75th UN General Assembly: June 2020”news.un 

The UN voted in a holocaust-denying diplomat from Turkey as its next president. How is it that the UN can deny the holocaust without penalty? The UN is full of anti-Semitic leaders who have a free pass to share their anti-Israel, anti-Semitic rants. This man will work with Iran and Russia to ensure that American views regarding Iran are disregarded. In October, the snap back sanctions are set to occur. Already the UN said that it will not happen. The UN is committed to supporting Iran over Israel and the United States.  At the moment, the New World Order is in full swing.

Jesus said to watch and pray for we do not know the day or hour when He will return for His bride, the Church. Never before in history have we been so close to the rise of the one-world government and the Gog Magog war. Watch and pray this week! We are a people who trust in the Lord our God, we take refuge in the Lord who is able to overcome any obstacle, heal any disease, and cause all things to work out for the good of those who love the Lord. Soon and very soon, Jesus will show up and fulfill His promises. Pray for the election, it is the time of reckoning for the nation. Let us be found faithful. Maranatha!