Wormwood Hits Earth
The third Trumpet judgment in Revelation 8 speaks of Wormwood, a “star” that falls from the heavens, poisoning the waters and killing many people. Wormwood is an ancient word for a poisonous plant (Jer. 9:15; 23:15).
10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
already headed toward Earth? What’s more, do government officials already know the answer to that question?
Perhaps you’ve heard about the asteroid Apophis. According to NASA, it’s scheduled to enter our atmosphere on Friday the 13th, in April of 2029…
8 short years way!
Traditional scholarly interpretation for the timeline of the Trumpet Judgments have them playing out in years 3-5 of the 7-year Tribulation. That’s saying the judgements basically arrive around the middle of the Tribulation period.
So the question that needs to be asked is this: If the deadly asteroid of Revelation 8 arrives in the middle of the Tribulation on April 13, 2029, how far would we be today from the start of the Tribulation?
While the left demands the unvaccinated be placed in economic ghettos, they are allowing COVID infected illegal immigrants to cross the border spreading deadly COVID germs in dozens of towns and cities across America. This is America in 2021.
‘No Vax, No Service’
On CNN yesterday, Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo looked into the camera and said that unvaccinated people have no right to remain unvaccinated, and that if they refuse to submit to them they need to be shut out of society.
That means no restaurants, no access to the grocery store for food for their family, no access to anything. 17 months into the bazaar overreach of our government and things are only heating up.
The end-time insanity is not limited to the false news purveyors at CNN, it is coming from every quarter of this administration, with the rhetoric growing more intense by the day.
Establishments that have required vaccines often face pushback, from crowds of protesters and from those opposed to such restrictions.
A case in point: Argosy, an Atlanta gastropub, has seen strongly negative reaction on social media to its “No Vax, No Service” policy, including a Twitter TWTR, 2.77% post from Georgia U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican.
“This is called segregation,” Greene wrote. “Will you be testing everyone at the door for the flu, strep throat, stomach bugs, colds, meningitis, aids, venereal diseases, Hep A, Hep C, staff infections, athletes foot, pink eye, croup, bronchitis, ringworm, scabies, or any other contagions?”
Restaurants now telling unvaccinated customers, ‘No vax, no service’ as delta variant spreads
FROM MARKET WATCH: As COVID-19 cases surge throughout the U.S., a growing number of dining and drinking establishments are turning unvaccinated customers away, saying their businesses can’t risk possibly exposing patrons and staff to the virus.
BUT THESE “NO VAX, NO SERVICE” DECISIONS HAVE SPARKED CONTROVERSY, WITH ANTI-VACCINATION GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS SAYING THEY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS. SOME STATES, SUCH AS FLORIDA AND TEXAS, HAVE ALSO ENACTED LAWS THAT ESSENTIALLY PREVENT PRIVATE BUSINESSES FROM IMPOSING THESE BANS ON THE UNVACCINATED.
The idea of forced vaccination is gaining momentum and despite the extremely high COVID survival rate of 99.5%, everyone may soon have to make up their mind regarding the vaccination.
This is not something to take lightly but should be saturated in prayer for you and your family.
The best chapter in the New Testament concerning matters of personal conscience is Romans 14 where the Apostle Paul counsels all believers to,
“let everyone be fully persuaded in his own mind.”
What should Christians do about President Biden?
I hear that question often, though perhaps in a less respectful form. It’s more like, “What about Biden?” or “Did you hear what Biden has done lately?”
Most of my friends are Christians like me who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020. In conversations about politics I sometimes try to reframe, or perhaps enlarge the frame, of such conversations to include God’s plans for the church and the world and Christian responsibility within those plans.
What is that responsibility? What should Christians do about Biden? The biblical answer is that they should pray for him. The Bible commands all kinds of prayers for all kinds of rulers, good and bad.
Therefore, first of all I urge you that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made on behalf of all people – for kings and all who are in authority – so we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all Godliness and respectfulness.
I Timothy 2:1-2
Living a peaceful and Godly life is a blessing from God. This blessing is most obtained within a peaceful political and civil context in which religious liberty thrives. Disorder leads to violence and oppression of all types, including religious persecution.
If all the Trump supporting, evangelical Christians collectively stop praying for President Biden we are shooting ourselves in the foot by further withdrawing God’s favor from our nation and the church.
The Apostle Paul says we should pray for our leaders, “so WE may live a peaceful and quiet life.” We should pray for President Biden, Vice President Harris and the Administration in order to ask the Lord to keep us safe and free and so that the government would make wise decisions that will benefit our families and church. And thankfully, in 2021, we can still pray for the Lord to keep us free and allow the preaching of the Gospel in our country until Jesus returns.
God is able to sovereignly engineer rulers and circumstances to fulfill His will, “For dominion belongs to the Lord and He rules over the nations” (Ps. 22:28).
Regardless of political party, the leaders of our nation should be prayed for that they might lead with a spirit of humility, respect for one another, a spirit of understanding and a determination to cooperate for America’s common good.
Removing prayer for the current administration is a mistake that could bring further erosion and hardship on your family and the church at large.
Remember the unpleasant circumstances Paul was living under when he taught this. The Apostle wrote this to Timothy while sitting in prison, about to be martyred, under one of the most ungodly Roman governments in history. Nero was causing havoc persecuting the church and burning Christians for the fun of it. He was a cruel and vicious blasphemer but Paul says pray for our leaders!
You may not like the policies and ungodly standards of a particular party in power but God says we should pray for our leaders so we may live in peace. I want to live in peace don’t you? Of course. So we can’t afford to stop praying for our leaders.
That is why our political and civil leaders should be, if not at the top of our prayer lists, at least on our prayer lists.
End-time man thinks he can save the planet. Really? Imagine the audacity of such a prideful campaign. Fallen men, under the curse of sin are leading a worldwide campaign to “Save the Planet,” and the whole world is listening. Man would be wise to start thinking about how he can save his soul instead of wasting time and resources on saving the planet.
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
The Climate Problem
Climate Change Alarmists Don’t Have a Climate Problem – They Have a God Problem
In fact, they have an unsolvable problem in their campaign to rid the world of global warming. Their real problem is opposing God.
God makes clear to Job, He has control of the sun, the wind, sea levels, and precipitation.
He’s the one who “commands the morning” by causing the sun to rise (Job 38:12).
He knows “where the east wind is scattered upon the earth” (Job 38:24).
He’s the one who “shuts in the sea with doors” (Job 38:8), “prescribes limits for it” (Job 38:10), and says to it, “Thus far you shall you come, and no farther” (Job 38:11).
He’s the one who enters the “storehouses of the snow” and “the storehouses of the hail” (Job 38:22), “brings rain on a land where no man is” (38:26), and “gives birth to the frost of heaven” (Job 38:29).
Environmentalists sooner or later must face the plain fact that there is nothing they can do to change the thermostat of our solar system.
Only God knows how to do that which he will frequently do during the coming Tribulation period. He will turn it up and singe men for their idolatry of worshipping themselves instead of God.
The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.
Climate change is one of the most popular and dangerous movements in the world today. Its rapid growth and acceptance is unparalleled. The Biden Climate plan is estimated to cost America $17 Trillion.
Like evolution before it, virtually every government, university and corporation have bought into the lie that the earth will not be able to sustain life much longer. Man is doomed!
The story of Gideon reminds us to walk by faith and remember that when God calls us to a task He also equips us with the gifts and spiritual capacity to accomplish the work.
Judges 6:12a, 15
Then the angel of Adonai (the Lord) appeared to him (Gideon) and said to him, “Adonai is with you, O mighty man of valor…” Then he (Gideon) said to Him, “Me, my Lord? With what would I deliver Israel? Look, my family is the poorest in Manasseh and I am the least in my father’s house.”
It’s interesting to note the contrast between Gideon’s view of himself and God’s view of Gideon. Gideon sees himself as he is in his present circumstance, an insignificant and unaccomplished nobody with a limited future.
But God sees Gideon as a man of valor, able to win wars against overwhelming odds and becoming a champion by rescuing Israel in their hour of need (Hebrews 11:32) .
To achieve something great for God we must be willing and ready to act in faith and say “yes” when He calls despite feeling inadequate. We usually do not see ourselves beyond our present level of achievement but thankfully, God sees us complete in Christ and blessed beyond our natural ability.
Like Gideon, we must remember that when God calls, He is seeing us with unique talents and gifts He chose to create in us to accomplish whatever He asks us to do.
Here’s the Lesson of Gideon: When God calls…say yes, step out in faith, and believe that you are equipped with all you need to succeed.