Today few Christians take the time to ask what their end time beliefs are based on. As they watch their leaders stressing over the identity of a future antichrist, Christians don’t ask, “Why does everyone think an antichrist is coming?” Instead they say, “Gee, the antichrist is coming. I’d better be on my guard.” But no, all of this hoopla over an antichrist is a colossal waste of time because the antichrist being described in Revelation was a specific Roman emperor who has been dead for centuries. Because you aren’t stopping to ask why all of your leaders have decided an antichrist is on his way, you just hop aboard their train of fear and you get all anxious whenever some politician with a sour disposition gets promoted to a high office somewhere. Continue reading
In the Old Testament prophetic books, we find frequent references to a day of the LORD. You’ll notice that when this phrase is used, the term LORD is written in all caps, which means it’s a substitution for the Name Yahweh. So what is the day of Yahweh? Well, generally speaking you should think of the day of Yahweh as a day when things are all bad. It’s a negative term that is referring to a time when Yahweh dishes out some drastic and violent forms of Divine discipline.
Is there just one day of Yahweh referred to in the Bible? No, there are several. And the term day is not meant to be taken literally. It refers more to a period of time. Often the kinds of spankings Yahweh says He’ll be dishing out on these special days of His are things like military invasions and epic slaughtering—events which will take much longer than one 24 hour period to carry out. Continue reading
This is a continuation of Applying Revelation 12: Miss Israel & Devil Dragon.
Imagine how the citizens of your country would react today if some great fire burned down half of your country’s capital. When disasters like this happen, everyone fears that it was some kind of terrorist attack. Today, who would the primary suspects be for such an act? In your country, who are the usual scapegoats? In our introductory lesson to this series, we learned about how Emperor Nero officially blamed Christians for starting a fire which did great damage to the empire’s capital city of Rome. At the time, Romans had already developed a strong dislike of Christians. Nero simply took advantage of prejudices that already existed and fanned those hostile feelings into an all-out war. Suddenly it became totally acceptable to treat Christians like the scum of the earth. Once a government legalizes any kind of perverse behavior, humans quickly run amuck. It’s sick and twisted to assault, torture, and kill people just because of their religious beliefs. But the ugly truth is that we’re all bullies by nature, and it just isn’t hard to talk us into participating in the wide scale persecution of other humans. Soon Christians were being viciously targeted everywhere and it was all thanks to that creep Nero. Continue reading
God’s universe is endlessly fascinating. It’s huge, it’s complex, and He’s filled it with countless objects which He likes to keep in constant motion. Now the term “blood moon” is a dramatic term people have assigned to the moon getting a reddish tint to it when God causes the sun, earth, and moon to move into a straight line with each other. Neither the earth nor the moon emit light of their own. They are like rocks sitting in a dark room. The sun is like the flashlight that you are holding in your hand. When you shine your flashlight onto one of the rocks, the rock lights up with color. When you see those amazing photographs of the blue and green earth, it’s because you’re seeing the earth’s surface being lit up by the sun.
Now if a man shines a flashlight into your eyes, what do you do? You hold your hand up. Why? Because once you raise your hand in front of your eyes, the light hits your hand. Your hand is solid–the light can’t penetrate through it. The solid mass of your hand casts a shadow over your eyes which gives your eyes relief from the blinding light. Continue reading
The end times are at the door. Unless God is planning to kill you off in the next few years, you’re going to be here when the chaos begins. This puts you in a very special position on the human timeline. The world is only going to end once. If God has chosen YOU to be alive on the planet when it does, then He is giving you a very unique and thrilling opportunity to honor Him and get onto the fast track of spiritual maturity.
But this isn’t what you’re hearing from the main Church, is it? Instead of pumping you up with joyful anticipation about honoring God and maturing in your own walk during the final judgment period of this planet, all these so-called prophets and preachers are pumping you full of dread and panic. They’re encouraging you to focus on evil men and revere the power of Satan instead of focusing on God. They’re shamelessly conning you into spending a bunch of money on material preparations and defenses that aren’t going to do you any good when the end times actually start. Why not? Because the Church is trying to prep you for the wrong war. If God was planning to plague you with drought, the Church would be telling you to get ready for the mother of all floods. If God was planning to send a flood, the Church would be telling you to prepare for a drought. The Church is so steeped in rebellion that she can’t tell the difference between truth and lies. Her prophets are such morons that they can’t tell the difference between Divine revelation and demonic delusions. This is what happens when Christians spend years chasing after demons, sucking up to the world, and aggressively stomping out truth in their midst: they end up with oatmeal for brains and then they try to get you to join them on their sinking ship. But no, you don’t have to follow these fools down the path of destruction. Instead of leaving your brains in bed and blindly believing every end time vision you come across on the internet, you need to be asking some very important questions whenever you come across some end time horror story. Continue reading