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Last updated on October 29, 2023

“But the word of the LORD endures forever.
Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.”

I Peter 1:25

I could not have imagined on January 6, 2021, what the world would be like two and a half years later. That we would suppress the results of the election seemed unfathomable.

What about the censorship of other facts—not only connected with the election but also with the vaccine? How can we know the truth about anything if we can’t have open discourse?

I could never have imagined what our government would do to our children—the indoctrination of Critical Race Theory, the focus on sexual dysphoria, and the insistence on vaccination for a virus that rarely injures young adults and children.

I couldn’t have imagined the censorship of people like me, hard-working, middle-class Americans who love this country. I could never have envisioned our freedoms being trampled upon—like the freedom to choose whether we wanted to be vaccinated.

Who allowed Washington to vilify me and others because we didn’t want an ineffective and dangerous vaccine? Of course, because of censorship, most people didn’t know that. Most people aren’t aware of the COVID-19 vaccine-related injuries. Or that thousands were denied treatment with safe drugs like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine and given Remdesivir. In prior randomized studies, Remdesivir damaged the kidneys. Many hospitalized patients died from being treated with Remdesivir

Deception has been rampant in every facet of our lives. Another example is the continued false climate change narrative bordering on religious fanaticism.

One of my favorite Bible passages is when Pontius Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” (John 18:38a).

Whether Pilate’s question was in jest or genuine is prophetic because Jesus said deception would mark the last days. The Governor’s only comment after questioning Jesus is when he spoke to the raucous crowd (incited by the Jewish leaders): “I find no fault in him [Jesus] at all” (John 18:38b).

When Jesus’ disciples asked Him in private about the end of days, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3), Jesus replied, “Take heed that no one deceives you” (Matthew 24:4).

I believe Jesus spoke of the time in which we now live. We see the very things Jesus described to His disciples. Many things must occur before Jesus’ return. Yet, of all the things He could have said, His first warning was, “Take heed that no one deceives you.”

If the Christian church today (referred to in Revelation as the Laodicean Church) is as deceived as it seems, what can we expect when the many signs that Jesus listed happen in the next few years? For example, what about when Christians in the West face persecution? We’ve never had more than “soft” Christian or Jewish persecution in the United States.

When I was in Washington on January 6, 2021, I watched as Trump supporters physically manhandled and womanhandled men dressed in black, pulling them down to the ground after they attempted to break the U.S. Capitol windows. What followed that day was not an affirmation of those brave souls who saved that side of the Capitol building from destruction. Instead, an attack was launched on the people there, many of whom, like me, were Christians. The media called the event an insurrection.

There was no insurrection by Trump supporters. Some people entered the Capitol building peacefully, and a few caused disturbances. Still, they were unarmed, and, in my opinion, those who were disorderly might have been planted there by operatives on the inside. Some were dressed in black, like Antifa or Black Lives Matter members.

The distortion of what happened on January 6 is an example of what Christians can expect in the future. I anticipate Christians will be targeted, accused, tracked down, and imprisoned by government officials. For what? Whatever fits the narrative at that time. Truth is now relative in the eyes of those in power. We will become targeted like the Jews were in Germany. How do I know this? Because Jesus said, this would happen.

He told His disciples in Matthew 10:22, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.”

In the Bible, the first instance of a Jew disobeying the government is when Moses’ mother hid her baby in the reeds of the Nile River. Even back then, rulers were “hell-bent” on killing babies, the most vulnerable members of any society.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, “That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.”

Did Jesus advocate socialism in His teachings? If you read the parables, you will see Jesus often referred to work. After God created Adam, one of God’s first commands after putting Adam in the garden was for Adam to work it and keep it: “Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it” (Genesis 2:15).

Jesus also modeled a work ethic that would put most of us to shame. Even when He was only twelve, He told his parents when they found Him in the temple, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49).

II Thessalonians 3:10 says,  “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.”

Jesus said to his disciples in John 9:4: “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”

How many people during the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t able to work? I do not doubt that another deeper night of darkness is coming when work will be impossible. Specifically, in the words of Jesus, Christians will not be able to witness, speak about God, quote Scripture, or worship.

More broadly, Proverbs 16:27 states: “An ungodly man digs up evil, And it is on his lips like a burning fire.” If you force people to be unproductive and feed them a carrot with government handouts, you create an environment rife with discontent, complacency, and laziness.

Socialism goes a long way toward giving people a sense of entitlement. We are commanded to embrace hard work, and through our diligence, we can tithe for the Kingdom and even have some left over to share with those in need. That’s not socialism; that’s Biblical truth.

“What is truth?” Pontius Pilate asked. Is there not a voice inside of you telling you the truth? Or is your conscience so seared with lies that you can no longer hear the truth? Or is your comfort more important than accepting the truth?

Romans 1:18-19 states: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.”

Where does Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, stand on gender issues? Was she able to define a woman?

What Ms. Jackson said is on record in Washington, D.C., but what you say about this topic is recorded in Heaven’s Book of Remembrance. When Jesus returns, He will open those books. Every act and thought has been written to the minutest detail, and God’s books are far more accurate than I could record as a court reporter, even with my top credentials.

It might be tempting to think that today’s problems aren’t relevant to the Bible. For example, does the Bible talk about Israel in the last days, which is the focal point of current events in the Middle East?

Check out the Book of Revelation. Revelation is the only book in the Bible that, if you read it, God promises a blessing: “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Revelation 1:3).

The Bible is more relevant than people think. Acts 17:28  “…for in Him [Jesus Christ] we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’”

And Colossians 1:17: “And He [Jesus Christ] is before all things, and in Him [Jesus Christ] all things consist.”

If you haven’t thought about these questions, now is the time. Each of us should be a Berean and search the Scriptures. That is the only way to know what is true and what is false. God has given us a template to live by, and His Truth is as pertinent today as when it was written thousands of years ago.

If the Bible isn’t relevant, why did countries seek to ban it throughout history? Do you know why the Dark Ages are called the Dark Ages? From 500 AD to 1500 AD, governments forbade people to own a Bible, and the Apostate Church burned Bibles.

History repeats itself. The New World Order will implement a reset, and the Globalists will seek to destroy true Christianity. In the name of a fake religion (climate change), they will martyr Christians to reduce the population. Spurned by Satan, they will seek to end the lives in which the Word of Life dwells.

Why does the New World Order want to reduce the population? I hope it is evident to those who love the Lord that God, in the beginning, provided adequate land and resources to support all the human beings for which He would give His life. It is a lie to say the Earth can’t sustain the people God created.

Satan hates human beings. Depopulation in the form of abortion, plagues, war, and starvation—among others, serves the evil one’s agenda.

Anyone he can deceive is a likely target. If Satan had his way, no human would survive. Jesus stated in Matthew 24:22, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.”

Another critical point is this: The Word of Life (the Holy Spirit) cannot indwell a person who is not fully human. Suppose the devil’s goal is to corrupt the human genetic genome. As stated above, in Ecclesiastes 1:9, “That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.”

At the time of Noah, the fallen angels corrupted the bloodline of humanity: “Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose” (Genesis 6:1-2).

While the mRNA vaccine is NOT the mark of the beast, there is no doubt that it is a precursor to what’s coming. The Bible clearly states that those who receive the mark cannot be saved.

“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name’” (Revelation 14:9).

Revelation 16:9 also states: “And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.”

Is the Holy Spirit unable to call some earth-dwellers to repentance? Perhaps it’s not possible. Jesus died for humankind, not Chimera, Nephilim, transhumans, robots, or any combination above.

As the elitists become more emboldened, deception will reach a tipping point. Some Christians (and non-Christian conservatives) who have been “sleeping” will wake up and realize they have been duped. They will recognize the evil lies and start to push back.

I see signs of that happening now. Truth always wins in the end because God always wins. Following these events, Christians become the targets of censorship and persecution.

When the globalists realize they can no longer operate with the power they gifted themselves during COVID-19, they will have to develop other ways to take away our freedoms. The Constitution is blocking the globalists’ agenda. America is the only country that has a Bill of Rights.

The Internet most likely will be sabotaged and rebuilt with Christian websites/links removed. The only information on the World Wide Web will be what the Globalists want people to know. The church will go underground, like in China. An excellent book on Christian persecution is Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher, Adam Verner, et al. 

What happens then will be evident to those who swallowed the red pill (The Matrix), but those who took the blue pill will live in the deception matrix. The Tribulation is coming, and it will last seven long, horrific years. Everyone in the world will be affected on a broad scale, but in a biblical sense, the Day of Jacob’s Trouble is to bring the Jewish people back to Israel and God. When it’s over, Jesus will take His rightful place on the throne in Jerusalem.

How soon until our Lord’s return? No one knows, but God has given us His Word, which provides a startling account of these last days. Almost one-third of the Bible is devoted to prophecy. God has not left us without the ability to know the future.

The number one sign of Jesus’ imminent return is the reconstitution of the Jewish state in Israel. While Israel was born in a day—

Isaiah 66:8

“Who has heard such a thing?
Who has seen such things?
Shall the Earth be made to give birth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion was in labor,
She gave birth to her children.”

—the birth pangs are increasing, heralding the return of Jesus as King. The ultimate rebirth of Israel will be when Jesus reigns from Jerusalem.

Those referred to as earth-dwellers in the book of Revelation, after the Rapture, will endure seven long years of suffering. Some will repent and accept Jesus as the Messiah. They will share the Good News for the glory of God until Jesus’ return. Millions will be martyred.

The truth is, however, in the last days, most will fall away. According to I Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…”

Amos 8:12 states: “They shall wander from sea to sea, And from the north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, But shall not find it.”

That tells me Bibles, Christian books, writings, magazines, blog posts, articles, signs, pamphlets, and anything Christian worldwide will be almost impossible to find. Because the Word indwells us as the Holy Spirit, I wonder if that means Christians will also be rare.

In my opinion, that points to the rapture taking place before the seven-year Tribulation begins. However, that doesn’t mean that Christians will not endure trials. Suffering refines faith, separating the wheat from the chaff, revealing true faith from comfortable Christianity. But Christians will be spared God’s wrath.

Next time you listen to a news broadcast or someone pontificating about something important, ask yourself, is that person speaking the truth? Question everything you hear so as not to be deceived.

If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, don’t wait. Do it now. Don’t let the hour pass without committing your life to Him. God loves you and sent His Son to die on the cross so you could have eternal life.

While the world will get darker, as prophesized in the Bible, let God’s light shine through you and be a witness to God’s sacrificial love. In the upcoming days, God will help you to survive and even thrive. He is coming again to claim His own. If you aren’t ready, now is the time to receive Him into your heart. Don’t be deceived. Jesus Christ is who He said He was. Read the Bible to see the Truth and receive the Holy Spirit.

Satan’s number one goal is to separate you from God. You will be deceived if you don’t receive Jesus Christ as Your Lord and Savior. Separated from God, you will succumb to lies, deception, and powers that will terrify you. Fear will be your constant companion.

Governments come and go. Hollywood stars rise and fall. Countries conquer, and others disappear from maps. Money is skin deep and gone tomorrow.

Again, I plead with you: If you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, do so now. Repent and start living for Christ as if you have no tomorrow.

PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, even when I grow weary, please help me to persevere. Help me to see the Truth, even in the darkness. I want to share Your light in this dark world and bring people into Your Kingdom. Goodness is found in the land of the living, and it’s worth the fight for Your Glory.

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  1. Val Waldeck Val Waldeck

    Spot on commentary. We are living in the very last of the Last Days.

  2. Cheryl Colwell Cheryl Colwell

    What a wonderful post on truth. Thanks for all the references.

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