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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.”
  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.”

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.”

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.” 

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.”  

“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!  

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What Did You Think Would Happen?

With the rise of the New World Order, we see the predictions from the Bible coming true! God prophesied that in the last days there would be persecution of the church, peace deals in the Middle East, and the rise of an alliance that will attack Israel. These three truths are the subject of our update.


“Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.” Luke 6:22

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.” John 15:18

“and you will be hated by all because of My name.” Luke 21:17

The Persecution Of Christians Is Escalating Dramatically All Over The World. “Ethiopia: Extremists have been conducting a door-to-door campaign as they search for Christians to kill… At least 500 Christians have been killed in an ongoing spate of coordinated door-to-door attacks and thousands of traumatized survivors have fled for their lives over the last two months in southern Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state, including its capital Addis Ababa, according to reports. In South Sudan, 23 Christians were gunned down at a church gathering on July 27th. This year already nearly 2,000 Christians have been mercilessly hacked and shot to death in surprise raids on Nigerian villages. In India, religious extremists regularly kill Christians, but those deaths rarely get much attention. The Chinese government seems to have decided that the elimination of the Christian faith should be official government policy.”

The persecution of the church is the precursor to the antichrist’s reign of terror. Satan is in an all-out effort to eliminate the church. The church is being attacked from without and within. John Macarthur has taken a heroic stand for the church in America. The California state government said he could not meet in his church with his people and they did anyways! The pastors who want to tickle peoples ears do not like it that pastors are standing up and defying the government. This battle is going to get more intense as we get closer to the rapture of the church.

Abraham Accords

“While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.” 1Thess.5:3

Any peace deal in the Middle East makes Christians nervous. We know that a peace deal will be the beginning of the tribulation period. When antichrist signs the peace deal, it will mark the beginning of the seven-year tribulation. The deal that President Trump presented in January is not the peace deal the Bible predicts.

President Trump cut the Palestinian Authority out of any peace deal.  The way he did it was to ask them to agree to things to which they will never agree!  The peace deal included…

  • Hamas has to give up hating Israel
  • Disarm
  • Agree that Israel has a right to the land
  • Palestinian Authority has to stop paying terrorists
  • Give up the demand for Jerusalem
  • Give up the right of return

Why did Trump do this? He did it to make peace with Arab states who are at war with Iran!

Iran threatens to destroy Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Israel, the United States, and all Sunni Arab states. In 2015 President Obama signed a deal with Iran that betrayed all of the Sunni states, Israel, and America. Trump has used this horrible deal with Iran to gain the trust of the Arab States!!

Trump stopped the deal with Iran and attacked Iran with deals of his own.

  • In January, he killed the hero of Iran, Qasem Soleimani.
  • The Abraham Accords: The Arab league has 22 states and they voted to accept the Abraham Accords against the Palestinian Authority, against the will of the UN, the EU, the New World Order, and all of the left in the USA!

Joe Biden already said that he would go back to the deal with Iran, helping them with their goal of destroying Saudi Arabia. Iran wants to destroy Saudi Arabia because they believe they are the true leaders of Islam!

Trump: ‘We Mark the Dawn of a New Middle East’: “Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the United States signed the historic Abraham Accords at a celebratory White House ceremony Tuesday, marking the first time since the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty that an Arab country signed such a pact with the Jewish state. “Thank you … for joining us in bringing hope to all the children of Abraham,” Netanyahu said, expressing a desire that Tuesday’s events would help “end the Israeli-Arab conflict once and for all.”

In response to the Abraham Accords, Iran threaten war. They are desperate.  I think that it will lead to the war that God teaches us in Ezekiel 38-39.

Gog Magog War

“After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them.” Ezekiel 38:8

The conflict in the Middle East over oil and gas is at the heart of why the Gog Magog war will transpire. Israel will control the free flow of oil and gas out of the Middle East as a result of the Abraham Accords. This is something that Russia and Iran cannot allow to happen.

Large number of Russian warships deployed between Syria and Cyprus: “A large number of Russian warships were recently tracked off the coasts of Syria and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean region, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported. Experts are seriously concerned about the presence of at least 15 Russian warships and submarines off the coast of Syria. This is the first time such a large military formation has been seen here, which raises suspicions about whether Russia plans to engage in a military special operation against jihadists using the navy. This Russian naval buildup also comes at a time of increased tension between Turkey, Cyprus and Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, as the latter two countries have accused Ankara of encroaching on their territorial waters.”

Russia has a serious problem in the Mediterranean Sea. Since Russia controls the gas market in Europe, they do not want competition in the European market.

  • Israel and Greece pose a direct threat to Russia because of the large amounts of gas they found and plan on shipping to Europe.
  • Turkey wants this gas for themselves so they have maneuvered their troops and navy to start a war with Greece.
  • France has come to the aid of Greece against the Turks

The Mediterranean Sea is a tinderbox for war. To make matters worse, Israel has just increased the likelihood of more gas and oil coming through Israel to Europe from UAE and Saudi Arabia!

UAE Deal Boosts Israeli Oil Pipeline Secretly Built With Iran: “The Jewish state is about to play a much bigger role in the region’s energy trade and petroleum politics. With the UAE formally scrapping the eight-decade Arab boycott of Israel—and other oil-rich Gulf neighbors likely to follow suit—the Jewish state is on the cusp of playing a much bigger role in the region’s energy trade, petroleum politics, and Big Oil investments. Stepping cautiously out of the shadows, the Israeli managers of Europe Asia Pipeline Co. (EAPC) say their 158-mile conduit from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea provides both a cheaper alternative to Egypt’s Suez Canal and an option to connect to the Arab pipeline grid that transports oil and gas not just to the region, but to the seaports that supply the world. While much of the hoopla over the UAE-Israel pact has focused on other sectors such as technology, health care, education, and tourism, the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline brings the deal into the realm of petroleum, the beating heart of the Persian Gulf economy.”

This is groundbreaking news that is causing great waves in the Middle East. Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, and the Palestinian Authority have threatened war over this. President Trump threatened Iran with a devastating blow militarily if they tried to attack us! This peace deal gives Arab states an ally against Iran that they did not have previously.

What everyone needs to understand is that the two state solution is dead. It is dead because the Palestinian Authority has been exposed as a fraud and the Arab League abandoned them! God prophesied that the land of Israel will be possessed by Israel, not the Palestinian Authority. Under the Trump plan, the settlements will come under Israeli law. The Palestinian Authority believes the settlements are illegal and Jews need to leave the land.  This will lead to war.  This war will give Israel more of her land as the Bible predicts.

Trump’s Mideast deals tout ‘peace’ where there was never war “The United Arab Emirates will establish diplomatic relations with Israel, a fellow U.S. ally it has never gone to war with, formalizing ties that go back several years. The agreement cements an informal alliance against Iran and could pave the way for the UAE to acquire advanced U.S. weapons, while leaving the far more contentious Israeli-Palestinian conflict as intractable as ever.”

Notice that the problem is Iran not Israel. Now that the Arab League is moving towards Israel and giving tacit approval for these peace deals, it will lead to a backlash among Islamists. The civil war between Shia Islam and Sunni Islam will cause a war that will give Israel all of her land. Bible Prophecy is being advanced in our day—what a privilege to live in these days!

UAE-Israel deal to be phased to block Israel from applying sovereignty before 2024: “A separate report by The Times of Israel this week cited three officials with direct knowledge of the negotiations between Israel and the UAE who said that the Trump administration promised the UAE that it would not recognize any move by Israel to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria prior to 2024 – President Trump’s last year in office if he is reelected this November.”

Part of the deal is for Israel to delay applying sovereignty to the West Bank. However, the deal gives one quarter of the West Bank to Israel regardless of the words of all the players. Look at the actions—Israel now controls the whole Jordan Valley. God will use this to cause the Islamists to attack then Israel can take more of the land.

I think the Abraham Accords is setting up conflict that will lead to the eventual rise of Antichrist. Here is why I am so confident.

  • Iran has a belief that in order for their Muslim messiah to come on the scene, they must start a worldwide war.
  • They believe that the Houthis are fulfilling Islamic prophecy by fighting against Saudi Arabia.
  • The Ayatollah has claimed that he met with the Mahdi (Islamic messiah) and they are right on schedule for his return.
  • When General Soleimani was killed in January, the Ayatollah tweeted, “We congratulate Imam Mahdi and Soleimani’s pure soul and condole the Iranian nation on this great martyrdom.”
  • The Ayatollah believes that Iran will cause a global upheaval from this incident that will bring their beloved Mahdi.

“The Zionist regime is the epitome of evil,” he tweeted on Valentine’s Day in 2016.

It is a “racist, usurping, lying, vicious, apartheid regime,” he added on February 5, 2019. What then must be done?

“Once people in the West realize their problems stem from Zionist domination over governments, great social movements will give birth to a new world,” he explained on 2 March 2015. Accordingly, the “barbaric, wolflike and infanticidal regime of Israel which spares no crime but to be annihilated.”

The Abraham Accords will eventually lead to the Gog Magog war.  Our responsibility as Christians is to share the gospel, pray for the peace of Jerusalem and live justly before God as we await the rapture.