What Lens Are You Looking Through?
How do you see what’s happening in the U.S. and in the world today?
While most are looking to political solutions, the church should focus through the lens of God’s providential dealings with America in the Last-Days.
To reinforce that focus, this article addresses America’s current state of decline.
The Decline of America Happening Fast
God rules over all. He therefore sovereignly controls the birth, lifespan, and demise of every earthly nation including America.
From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
While it would be nice if the Bible clearly laid out the role of the United States in the last days, the silence of scripture on this subject may tell us more than we realize. America will no longer be a leader of nations, but a follower. End-time events do not include America as the great international heavyweight it was at the beginning of the twenty first century.
We are already starting to get a better sense of how rapidly the Biden administration is accelerating the decline of America in accordance with Bible prophecy!
I do not believe the U.S. will be a superpower any longer when the 7-year Tribulation begins. As a result, I am expecting the U.S.’s global power and influence to decline between now and the start of the Tribulation.
Although we are still early in how this administration will play out, it should be noted that the unprecedented upheaval during the chaotic demonstrations of 2020 have greatly affected the world’s view toward America. Additionally, the division and turmoil that erupted from the 2020 election fiasco increased the world’s concerns about America to the point where many have already begun to reevaluate the strength of America’s role going forward.
Biden’s order to hang the LGBTQI pride flag next to old glory at every US Embassy around the world has downgraded America’s testimony to a new low. Imagine all the diplomats that are daily visiting or passing by our embassy and staring at the pride flag next to the red, white, and blue. Incredibly sad!
America’s diplomats are being forced to oversee the spread of the LGBTQI agenda as a pillar of American foreign policy. Perception is everything and the perception of a weakened America plays into the hands of the enemy. While America was once known for her passion for souls and spreading the Gospel around the world, she’s now becoming recognized for spreading sin.
In Proverbs 14:34, we read,
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
The verse does not say that America’s past righteousness will exalt us today or tomorrow, nor does it say that our current sin will one day be a reproach in the distant future. It warns us that the sin of America is a reproach today!
The question on my mind for the past several years has been: “In the last days, will America face a gradual decline or a rapid decline?” We will see as time goes on but observing the unprecedented dispatch of Biden’s un-American and ungodly orders has caused me to think more about a rapid decline scenario.
A rapid decline in the U.S.’s power could cause global chaos, especially in the Middle East. A power vacuum in the Mideast created by a weakened U.S. would embolden the key anti-Israel forces of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah and other countries in a bid for regional supremacy. Israel could begin to face more testing and conflicts with its neighbors, as the U.S. may not be able to help (or willing to help) if Israel is under attack.
To prevent Iranian aggression against the Jewish State under Biden, and to thwart Iran’s capacity to achieve nuclear weapons we could see Israel make a surprise preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. This could occur at any time just as they took out the secret nuclear facilities of Iraq (Operation Babylon 1981) and Syria (Operation Outside the Box – 2007). Since Biden has come into office, Prime Minister Netanyahu has been upping the rhetoric about Israel’s willingness to go it alone and take-out Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
Israel’s decision for such a risky move may be determined by their national elections in a few weeks on March 23, 2021. If Benjamin Netanyahu remains in power, Iran will remain cautious. However, if Israel chooses a more liberal Prime Minister, along the lines of Biden, their window to hit Iran will likely close.
If a more liberal ruler comes into power in Israel simultaneously with a liberal U.S. president, the pace of events toward the start of the Tribulation period could dramatically increase. It’s not difficult to imagine a scenario where a liberal U.S. President together with a liberal Prime Minister of Israel would make it their priority to divide the Promised Land and require Israel to vacate the so-called West Bank (Judea and Samaria) for the State of Palestine.
With trillions of dollars wasted over COVID “relief packages” packed with pork, the U.S. national debt will swell this year to nearly $30 trillion. This year alone, the democrats will grow the U.S. budget deficit $3.8 trillion and put the government on a path to spend more money in one year than the previous 200+ years.
Biden and company are set to borrow more money over the next 12 months than the U.S. government borrowed to finance the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War together.
As the debt balloons to eye-popping amounts, it’s becoming easier to see how America could implode under the weight of its unsustainable national debt. A debt-crises scenario would also cripple America’s military capability causing America to passively resign its role as world policeman and signal the end of America as the world’s greatest superpower.
The United States would be forced to adopt a more likely posture of “falling in line” with other nations, not leading. With America sidelined, it leaves the door wide open for the coming beast empire and the rise of Antichrist.
If America continues to decline at its current pace, we could see other countries jump at the opportunity to become regional or global players. For instance, we could see conflict arising from Iran’s friends in North Korea and China with the power vacuum created by a weakened U.S.
Ultimately, I envision America in bad shape by the time of the start of the Tribulation and the rise of Antichrist. The sudden and mysterious removal of millions of Americans in the Rapture could certainly play a big role in contributing to America’s decline overnight just before the start of the Tribulation. With the restrainer removed (2 Thess. 2:7-8) and America removed, the pathway for the rise of the “man of sin” will be cleared (2 Thess. 3:3).
Keep in mind that I’m not a prophet so I don’t know what the exact timeline is as we approach the Tribulation. I believe a rapid decline in the U.S. gets us to the outcome of a weakened America far quicker than a gradual decline. We’ll see what happens, but I am becoming more confident that we have already entered the period of the rapid decline of our nation.
The church needs to discern that, in the sovereignty of God, the next four years could bring us right up to the door of the final 7 years! I’m not saying it will but I believe it is wise to anticipate it might!
For the most part, the church is asleep concerning the serious time of the hour. We need to be praying for the Body of Christ at large and for our local churches to wake-up and not be caught sleeping when the Lord returns.
Where are the preachers today who should be sounding the trumpet we have entered the danger zone? Remember, Jesus warned us this would happen! He said He will come in a time when the world will not anticipate His arrival or be ready!
It is the personal responsibility of every believer to not let that happen to yourself, your family, or your church and to remain on duty as a faithful watchman!
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
The level of injustice, hatred and corruption among the leadership that has risen up in America is a stench in the nostrils of God Almighty.
However the leaders didn’t get this way out of nowhere; they are merely a reflection of the level of injustice, hatred, and corruption among the people of this nation.
Telling honest, Christ-loving citizens, that being white and aligned with the former President makes you a terrorist and a threat to the nation is not the best approach to healing our country. Instead, it’s in line with the enemy’s path for widening our divide and it surely will not end well! But it might mean the Lord is coming soon!
So keep looking up because He is coming down and our best days are still ahead in the Father’s House with Jesus our Lord!
America’s path away from God is being paved by ungodly Biden fiats (executive orders). The ink flowing from his pen of iniquity is spewing out faster than superman’s speeding bullet! But they present such a tasty channel for pumping out immoral policy, in both our country and now even around the world, that the enemy has seized the opportunity for all its worth! Governing by executive order has spearheaded the ungodly agenda of this administration since day one when the new president signed his first 17 orders. Those first 17 daggers’ were so bazaar, so unnecessary and so immoral that is was like he was driving 17 spikes into the heart of our nation. Fearful of a Trump return in ’24 or even possibly loosing their majority in ’22, team Biden is putting the pedal to the medal to distance himself from God while recklessly driving America straight into the judgment of God! In the process, he is reaching new levels to promote all the things God hates (Romans 1:30)! So if someone ever asks you this about end-time prophecy, “where is America in the last-days,” point them to the first 100 days of the corrupt, depraved and shameless Biden scourge! “Claiming to be wise, they became fools!” Romans 1:22
Biden Funds Program To Block Foreign Religious Leaders Who Oppose LGBT Agenda
Biden’s executive orders are going to have far-reaching consequences on the relationship between America and the God of the Bible.
The United States is becoming, not so much a “beacon of freedom and democracy” as it is a cesspool, pushing the LGBTQI agenda and abortion on nations it considers less evolved.
It’s not so much a light for the Gospel to go to the nations as it is a banner of darkness. And the world sees what’s happening and is watching and wondering what has happened to America? This too will add weight to America’s judgment.
Obama was famously told to take his views and shove off by various African leaders, and now Biden, despite his advanced age, is pushing even further.
From Austin Ruse at C-Fam:
This week, President Biden signed an executive order that will promote homosexuality and transgenderism as a centerpiece of U.S. foreign policy.
The document directs “all U.S. government departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex persons around the world.” Intersex persons? In the process, he proudly added another initial (I) to the acronym for sin and confusion (LGBTQI)! I guess Joe must have thought that the intersex people didn’t have enough human rights! It’s sad and a bit pathetic that this president is more concerned about protecting the “Intersex people” than Christians. What a slap in the face! And what about the unborn, where’s their rights? The left continues to whitewash iniquity with fancy terms and abbreviations to hide their evil ways!
Of most concern to human rights advocates around the world is the provision of $10 million in the upcoming fiscal year to fund the “Global Equality Fund” that will allow the U.S. government to blacklist foreign religious leaders who speak out in favor of the natural family and against the LGBTQI ascendancy.
This new Executive Order is part of Biden’s payback to homosexual friends for their support of his candidacy.
In December, thirty wealthy left-wing groups, calling themselves the Council for Global Equality, issued a list of demands, including passage of the Equality Act that would force Christian homeless shelters to place men with women.
The group demanded that Biden strike down Mexico City Policy that forbids U.S. money from going to abortion-friendly groups overseas, which he did in the opening days of his presidency. The group also calls for a global effort to combat what they call “anti-gender” groups around the world.
This presumably would include American groups that work overseas, including C-Fam (publisher of the Friday Fax), Alliance Defending Freedom, Concerned Women for America, the Heritage Foundation, and other mainstream conservative and pro-life groups.
The proposed blacklist could affect people like Anne Kioko of Kenya, who has led the fight there in favor of the natural family. It could also affect Ignacio Arsuaga, founder and president of CitizenGo, a grassroots petition organization with millions of followers. Kioko and Arsuaga have worked closely with U.S. groups.
Christian advocates are additionally concerned that pushing the LGBTQI agenda in U.S. foreign policy will come at the expense of Christians.
President Obama, for instance, changed the State Department Office on Religious Freedom to include homosexual issues. Christians were pushed out of the office, and the annual religious persecution report came to include attacks on Christians and Jews who defend the natural family.
These are sad days watching the decline of our once great nation which now seems most interested in pushing the LGBTQI agenda down the throat of the rest of the world!
The question becomes, will there be a blacklist of Christian leaders who will be blocked from entering the United States? Will Biden push for more governments to allow boys into female sports? How far will he go to thank the homosexual elite for their money and votes during the last campaign?
Last but not least, how much of this will the Lord allow before He pulls the rug out from under America? Is there a date set for that catastrophe in the next 4 years?
Put another way, how long is it before the Rapture and we’re out of here? We’ll all find out together.
Even so come Lord Jesus!
1 Thess. 4:15-17
For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
In 2021, we face many threats to our freedom but no one should be forced to take a COVID vaccine to which they have a moral or medical objection. But there is a growing fear-driven push in America to mandate the vaccination. And the rush is turning vaccine recipiants into the program’s “guinea pigs.”
Serious Questions Vaccine Side Effects
When public health officials try to force vaccinations, there can be tragic consequences. In an eerie foreshadowing of potential disaster, a 56-year-old pro-vaccine Miami doctor died from taking the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine.
Within 72 hours of getting the vaccine, this active, “perfectly healthy” medical professional noticed a lot of blood vessels breaking and blood pooling under the skin of his hands and feet. Dr. Gregory Michael was rushed to the emergency room. Tests showed he had zero platelets in his blood.
He was admitted to the Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit. His body had reacted to the COVID vaccine by attacking and destroying every platelet in his blood stream within 72 hours of receiving the vaccine.
“A team of expert doctors tried for two weeks to raise his platelet count to no avail. Experts from all over the country were involved in his care. They gave him all the platelets in Miami Dade County. No matter what they did the platelet count refused to go up,” said his wife Heidi Neckelmann.
“After intensive medical care, he got a hemorrhagic stroke [bleeding in the brain] which took his life in a matter of minutes.”
Keep in mind, this new vaccination process is designed to hijack your body’s cells to force them to produce bio-structures. Then your body develops antibodies to fight against what it just created.
COVID Vaccine Not Properly Tested
Dr. Michael “was a pro-vaccine advocate and that is why he got it himself,” stated his wife. “In her mind, his death was 100 percent linked to the vaccine. There is no other explanation.” She said the doctors confirmed “it was highly probable that the vaccine was the cause.”
A healthy 41 year-old healthcare worker in Portugal died 48 hours after taking the COVID vaccine. Sonia Acevedo was injected on December 30, changed her Facebook photo to add the caption “COVID-19 vaccinated,” and died on January 1.
In addition, a 75-year old man from Beit-She’an, Israel, died of a “heart attack about two hours after being vaccinated” with the Pfizer injection. The following day another Israeli died after receiving the vaccine.
Dr. Jerome Kim, Director General of the International Vaccine Institute, told CNBC that the development and testing of a vaccine can take more than 10 years. And vaccine development has a high failure rate – often as steep as 93%!
Yet, without these standard precautions, the COVID vaccines were deployed with FDA experimental approval in less than one year. The tragic fact is that the recipients of the COVID vaccine have now become the “guinea pigs!”
Do COVID Vaccines Cause Infertility?
Equally concerning is the potential for future reactions to the vaccine that are still unknown, including the possibility of getting COVID after the vaccination.
In Israel’s recent study 0.04% of those that received double vaccinations still contracted COVID!
And the jury is still out on allergic reactions and even infertility.
Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines include an mRNA that forces your body to produce a spike protein. That spike protein shares an amino acid sequence with syncytin-1, a protein found inside a pregnant woman’s placenta.
Multiple research doctors have voiced concerns that this similarity could cause a woman’s body to reject and then attack her own placenta to cause a miscarriage. The concerns are also voiced by the former head of Pfizer’s own respiratory research, Dr. Michael Yeadon.
Yet this vaccine was released without this risk being tested. There has been zero testing on mid-to-long-term effects.
Dr. Patricia Powers, a medical endocrinologist stated, “the fact that this is a shared mechanism is very concerning, with definite implications for female fertility.” She added, “it will take years to collect that data.”
You Should NOT Be Forced To Take COVID Vaccine!
As stated, the average process from discovery to deployment of a vaccine in America takes about 10 years. Testing alone usually averages 5 years. In a normal trial period, if you begin with 100 vaccine candidates, only about 6-7 make it to the deployment phase so corrections and adjustments can be made and monitored. Most fail along the way. The rush to deploy the COVID vaccines and the lack of testing is fraught with known and many unknown, adverse effects.
Journalist Mike Cernovich wrote, “Government won’t force you to take the vaccine. Amazon will. Airlines will. You won’t be able to shop or trade or fly without the vaccine.”
Dr. Eyal Zimlichman from Israel writes, “Whoever is vaccinated will automatically receive ‘green status.’ Therefore when you vaccinate you receive Green Status to go freely in all green zones. These will open for cultural events, they’ll open to you the shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.”
We are racing through the end times and every week, under this administration, it becomes more apparent America is operating under Satan’s control. These are days to walk by faith and not by sight and to seek what the Lord would have you to do regarding the COVID vaccination.
Psalm 91 assures us that when we dwell in the secret place of the Most High, He will deliver us from the perilous troubles (verse 3). May God keep you and give you wisdom and bless you and your family in these challenging times!
THE DAYS OF LOT: JOE BIDEN’S SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY BLINKEN ORDERS LGBTQ+ PRIDE FLAGS TO BE FLOWN NEXT TO THE U.S. FLAG AT ALL US EMBASSIES WORLDWIDE! THE ADMINISTRATION IS RACING TO REMOVE GOD BY ELEVATING EVIL AND CALLING IT GOOD! (Isa. 5:20)
Aligning With Evil
In the Bible, God destroyed both Sodom and Gomorrah for the wickedness and the LGBTQ+ lifestyle is spoken against in both the Old and New Testaments including in the writings of the Apostle Paul for the Church Age.
Yet ironically, just two weeks into the new administration, America has decided to issue an ordinance proclaiming solidarity with the very practice God hates.
Of all the things we should be focusing on, it seems the most important issue to the reprobate minds in this administration is calling evil good and facilitating the demise of America.
As the world races toward the 7-year Tribulation, what happens to America? Bible prophecy indicates America is no where to be found by the time of the Tribulation. It’s not good for the future of the red, white and blue!
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, and built; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:28,29
It’s becoming more obvious that God’s protective hand is moving off America and His abandonment wrath is falling on our nation as outlined by the Apostle Paul in Romans One. What you will see take place over the next few years will astonish many Bible believing Christians.
Most people on Earth right now are already amazed at the rapid change of events in our country. America is sitting in the most vulnerable position we’ve ever been in with the blind leading the blind and trying to impeach an ex-president. Our enemies are laughing but the church should be crying as God’s anger is coming!
America may still be the world’s only superpower, but faster than you can blink, just as God dealt with ancient Judah, America’s fortunes could evaporate.
This administration seems dedicated to that end.
Don’t think it can happen? You’re watching it, stay tuned, it will surely be a rough 4 years.
“Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.” Jeremiah 2:19
People participate in the Capital Gay Pride Parade in Washington DC. June 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Biden’s choice of Antony Blinken to run the State Department will take the country backwards to the Obama era and beyond. Blinken, like all Biden’s picks is a liberal internationalist who hates the concept of America first. Instead, he believes in working on behalf of U.S. interests through multilateral institutions. He favors U.S. decisions be channeled through the United Nations, NATO and traditional alliances. To borrow a phrase from the Obama era, he favors ‘leading from behind.’
Secretary of State Antony Blinken orders LGBTQ flags flown at U. S. Embassies and announced he will also appoint a special envoy for Gay Rights.”
FROM BREITBART NEWS: Outfront magazine reported on the development:
“The Biden administration is off to a hopeful start, as Secretary of State nominee, Antony Blinken, has confirmed a recommitment to LGBTQ rights. In a memo from July 2020, former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper released a list of flags permitted to be displayed at U.S. military bases. Missing from the list was the LGBTQ pride flag, which Esper compared to the confederate flag. Prior to the ban, embassies raised the flag during pride month on the official embassy flagpole. During the hearing, Blinken also confirmed that he plans to appoint an envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQ persons, a position created by Barack Obama in 2015 that wasn’t filled during the Trump presidency.”
Blinken claimed violence against that demographic increased while Trump was in office.
“We’ve seen violence directed against LGBTQ people around the world increase,” Blinken said. “And so,
I think the United States playing the role that it should be playing in standing up for and defending the rights of LGBTQ people is something that the department is going to take on and take on immediately.
According to Blinken, the US is no longer in the business of shining the light of Christ or following the principles of right and wrong taught by Jesus. That’s what we did in our glory days when we honored the Lord.
But those days are over. Instead, we have moved into the era of glorifying sin and encouraging the rest of the world to follow us down the path of destruction. The reckless ungodliness and immorality of these people are the precise sins God says are a blight on the nation (Jude 1:7).
“Raising the pride flag is one way to outright show LGBTQ solidarity. Biden is the first U.S. president to openly embrace a full range of queer rights, including transgender equality,” Outfront magazine reported. READ MORE
“And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly;” 2 Peter 2:6
JOE BIDEN has been inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States and that means his time in office will be spent enacting policies that will propel the world closer to the Tribulation Period.
The next 4 years have the potential to be the perfect storm of geo-political, events that could drive the world into the final 7 years.
With Trump removed, the world is sitting more vulnerable than ever with the world’s bad actors already getting an itchy trigger finger! The sudden departure of Trump and the draw down of the US military in the Middle East has left a vacuum waiting to be filled.
Brace yourself, as the final series of key prophetic events could erupt during Biden’s watch.
Events To Watch
Dropping American safeguards to protect Israel’s interests, the realignment dividing the Middle East, the growing influence of pro-Israel Arab nations, the rise of the Turkey-led Islamic Caliphate, the advancement of the peace process and dividing Israel are all final pieces of the last-days puzzle that could advance simultaneously to usher in Antichrist and the Tribulation in the next four years!
And all of this could be occurring while our feckless leaders are distracted watching America’s economy teeter on the brink of collapse.
Is this why God put a weak leader in the Whitehouse?
Please join us in prayer for Calvary Chapel, San Jose, Ca. and Pastor Mike McClure along with all the wonderful people in the church. This great church is in a war with the evil State of California for remaining open during COVIID.
Our daughter-in-law’s sister and husband are on staff at Calvary Chapel and the enemy is trying hard to close the church down. They began 2020 with a few hundred people but tripled in size for being the only Bible-believing church in the community willing to stay open.
The State has taken them to court and the trial is wrapping up. They are threatening to confiscate the church buildings and property to cover the more than $1.5 million state fines already levied on the congregation.
A final decision is scheduled for tomorrow which could bring more fines and possible jail time for Pastor Mike McClure.
Details Concerning Tomorrow’s Hearing and Verdict
When: Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 1:30 PM PST (10:30 AM EST)
Where: Old Courthouse, 161 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113
The closing arguments and the judge’s verdict will be rendered tomorrow.
The county is looking to sanction the church more than $80,000, which will be added to the outstanding fines exceeding $1,500,000. The county is also looking to personally sanction both Pastor Mike McClure and Carson Atherley more than $25,000 and hold them in contempt of court.
Thursday at the courthouse, many pastors have invited their congregations to attend in support of the church.
We encourage you to stand with this church in prayer and supplication for tomorrow’s verdict. Please pray that the Lord will intervene to touch the Judge’s heart to show mercy and that God will show up to miraculously grant victory and relief to this wonderful church facing down the Goliath of California.
And Please Invite others to pray!
Thank you for standing with us for this Body of believers!
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