Today I want to talk about something everyone can relate to……..MASKS.
Masks have become an essential, yet eerie part of our daily wardrobe. The purpose of these masks are to protect others, or ourselves from the COVID-19 virus. But, there’s a spiritual component to all this that you may not see or perceive.
One day I was in a store watching people shop while donning their masks. At some point, I felt like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone. I found myself wondering where all this was headed- though truthfully, I have some ideas.
I CAN’T BREATHE
When I returned home, I couldn’t get the phrase, “I can’t breathe” out of my head. This is the phrase associated with the death of George Floyd, who was pinned under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin for 8 minutes 46 seconds on May 25, 2020. The phrase “I can’t breathe” has become associated with the worldwide protest against police brutality.
But, as this phrase kept playing over and over in my mind, the Holy Spirit revealed something quite different. The words, “Ezekiel 37” kept washing over me. So, I went to the scriptures and read Ezekiel 37.
“The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; IT WAS FULL OF BONES. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, BONES THAT WERE VERY DRY. He asked me,’Son of man, can these bones live?’ I said, ‘Sovereign Lord, you alone know.’”
When I read the first few lines of this chapter, I was immediately struck by where it said the bones were very dry. I pictured a scraggly pile of bones, scattered in a desolate valley.
Then, I read the next few verses listed below.
“Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones; I WILL MAKE BREATH ENTER YOU, AND YOU WILL COME TO LIFE. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I WILL PUT BREATH IN YOU, and you will come to life. THEN YOU WILL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD.”
After I read those verses something profound entered my spirit. The reason this nation can’t breathe is pure and simple! Without the spirit of the Living God, we are but DRY BONES. Without the holy spirit indwelling in the people of this land, there is no way to properly breathe. God created us to be more than bodies of flesh and bone. He designed us to walk not in the flesh, but in the spirit. This spirit is compared to a wind in the Bible, and that’s what fills us up. Without it, we literally choke on the things of this world.
Our Masks are Suffocating Us
We are a nation of people wearing masks and we can’t breathe right now. People are believing the lies of men, rather than the truth of God. I’m not saying there aren’t any problems with racism in this nation. But, the agenda behind this push to divide our people and land is anything but God-breathed. It is a plan hatched by man, and it will choke the life out of this nation.
Masks Have Different Uses
Masks have many purposes and definitions. Masks are used as coverings for all or part of a face, or can be worn as part of a disguise. They are used to conceal or hide something from view. They can also be used to cover an object or surface.
While COVID-19 is certainly a real virus that’s causing real problems, there are many things lurking behind the scenes- or behind the masks- that you aren’t perceiving. You could do a little research of your own and find out how Bill and Melinda Gates are tied to this whole COVID-19 virus situation. You could also go on Congress.gov and look up something called the H.R.6666-COVID-19 -Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone Act (also known as TRACE).
Better yet, just go to Bill Gates website, ID 2020.org and see what you find. You may also want to visit this website from Apiject, which describes a “digital snapshot for every injection.” If you want chills to run down your spine, just go to the World Economic Forum Website. It is labeled THE GREAT RESET. In addition go to the Black Lives Matter Website. Just read their manifesto and figure out what they really stand for.
Here are some quotes from the Black Lives Matter website manifesto:
“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”
If you start researching these groups and watch what they are doing, you start to realize their agenda isn’t to help. Their goal is to remove Judeo-Christian values, and to topple America. I have watched footage of many “peaceful” protests and the things being said and done are often vulgar and hateful. The goal of many of these groups are to abolish the police, promote transgender issues and institute a system of communism. If you want to know more about these groups and their agendas, Olive Tree Ministries is a great resource. Behold Israel is another good resource. I am sure there are many people out there who are protesting because they truly want to combat racism, but these groups are not the answer. Aligning with Christ is the answer in a divided nation. His love creates real change.
In Matthew 24 Jesus had this to say about the last days:
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.”
Did you know the word being used for nation is the Greek word ETHNOS? This word doesn’t just refer to nations/countries. It also refers to ethnic groups!
Right now we are experiencing the beginnings of a civil war in our own nation -among ethnic groups.
Here is something to ponder. Back on September 11 our nation was attacked deliberately. The TWIN towers were hit by planes and they collapsed. Where did the biggest spark of racial tension ignite this all out war on America? Minneapolis and St. Paul- the TWIN cities. The TWIN towers collapsed and now the TWIN cities are collapsing.
Of course what happened to George Floyd was wrong. No one denies that…… But the response is creating chaos, hate and possible war. I am not blind to the fact that there are racial injustices in this nation. I do believe we need real dialogue and real solutions to combat racism. But, we need to be careful about who we support and how we go about addressing the issue.
No one is denying racism exists in this country. But, the methods being used to supposedly address it are masking an underlying evil that wants to take over America! The only one who can truly change hearts and cure racism is Jesus Christ- him and him alone. Jesus wants us to love our neighbors. He wants us to love people of all races. The Bible should be our manual for addressing this issue. The Holy Spirit should guide us in love and show us how to unite under Christ. The issue of racism can be addressed in the Church and in communities when Christ is at the center of the discussion.
But guess what? The One World Agenda does not want that to happen. They will do everything in their power to convince you that THEY have the answer. They are at the wheel of the ship and they have already hit the iceberg. Jesus is out there in the lifeboats waiting! He is the answer- not Black Lives Matter- not Antifa- not the Media.
If you don’t realize there’s a hidden agenda behind both the COVID-19 virus, and the civil unrest in our nation, then you might as well put your mask back on and keep it on.
The Bible says A STRONG DELUSION IS COMING. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 describes it:
“For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”
The Antichrist has not revealed himself yet. But make no mistake, his spirit is already here deluding people. Lawlessness in this scripture means the condition without law. The Greek word being used is anomia. This word also means unrighteousness. Another meaning is to violate the law because of being ignorant, or to be in contempt of the law.
Groups like Black Lives Matter, Antifa and RAM want to defund the police and abolish laws. Entire cities have been taken over. Some people have bad intentions, while others may be ignorant of what they are doing. Either way it’s LAWLESSNESS!
When the Antichrist reveals himself, he will not have much work to do. People are already becoming brainwashed and deluded right now. The delusions the Antichrist uses will be “normal” to the general population when he comes to power.
Those with spiritual eyes and ears- those of us who can breathe- already see these methods being used. A foreshadowing is in our midst, but we are wise to the intentions and the goals.
The Antichrist needs a communist society to flourish. This is the goal of groups who want to fundamentally change America. They are playing right into his hands. Some know it, while others are simply pawns in the plan. They think they are creating change, but instead they are furthering the plans of the One World Agenda, which wants to create a global society where the God of the Bible is not honored or revered. They want a One World religion where there is no truth. They want an unholy trinity made up of Satan, the False Prophet and the Antichrist.
I didn’t make this stuff up about the Antichrist- it’s in the Bible! Just read the Books of Daniel, Revelation, and Thessalonians to start.
The only way we can create change is to turn to Christ! Christ changes hearts! He is the one who brings all ethnicities together in love! I want unity and justice for everyone, but I know Jesus is the only one who can do this.
I love the part of the verse above that says “Jesus will overthrow WITH THE BREATH OF HIS MOUTH”! Jesus doesn’t wear a mask! He is ALL TRUTH and LIGHT! His spirit will give you oxygen! YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BREATHE! In contrast, the wicked will choke.
No, I am not a conspiracy theorist. By the way, supposedly that term was coined by the CIA to try to keep people from questioning the death of John F. Kennedy. Whatever the origin, we can’t say that everything we see in the media is black and white, especially nowadays. In fact, I would argue that a majority of what we are seeing in the media is being masked. There is something much more sinister playing out behind the scenes.
I can assure you that I’m not the only one who sees through the mask. If you are a follower of Christ, you have likely had an unsettling feeling in your spirit. The feeling that something is not quite right. You see, WHEN YOU HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT, YOU CAN BREATHE! You can see with spiritual eyes, and hear with spiritual ears. The bones of the follower of Christ are not dry! They are alive! No mask can mask the spirit of the Living God. You live and breathe the truth when Christ lives in you!
2 Corinthians 4:3 says, “If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from those who are perishing.”
The truth of Jesus Christ is masked to those who refuse to receive him. It is hidden behind a veil. The same is true during this time of unrest here in America. Some people grab onto any rope man throws them. They go along with any agenda, even if it goes against God’s truth.
Many want to suffocate the truth!
There are also those who want to silence, or put a mask on the gospel. They want to shut the mouths of Christians. They want us to stay quiet behind our masks while they draw us in like sheep to the slaughter. Sheep get lost easily. They will follow anyone and everyone, unless they have a GOOD SHEPHERD.
I HAVE ONE SHEPHERD AND HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST. No mask will shut me up. No mask will cover this truth.
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “Speak now or forever hold your peace”. It is usually spoken at weddings before the marriage becomes official. The minister will ask anyone if they object to the marriage of the bride and groom, followed by this well-known phrase. It means that if someone wants to object, they better do it now, or else the moment will pass away forever! So, the overall meaning is to say what needs to be said before it’s too late.
This expression, “speak now or forever hold your peace” is a biblical one. The story of Esther is a great place to see this expression being used.
“For if you altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but you and your father’s house shall be destroyed; and who knows whether you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.” Esther 4:14 KJV
Many translations of this verse say, “if you remain silent.” But this is what holding your peace means. In this case, Esther had to stand up for her people the Jews, or they would face total extermination. She had to speak up! She had to talk to the king! She would risk her own life doing this, but if she held her peace, the consequences would be disastrous.
We need to apply this to our lives as Christians right here. Right now. Are we going to hide behind our masks and hold our peace? Are we going to go along with everything the media tells us and join in with every agenda out there? Or, are we going to be like Queen Esther and stand up for the truth?
If we hold our peace and stay behind our masks, we will see our rights vanish. And then, the mask will be permanent. What do you think happens in communist societies? It starts will a so called revolution and then morphs into silencing anyone who does not conform to the new agenda.
The Hebrew word for “hold your peace” is charash. As you’ve already learned, it means to be silent, or to keep quiet. But, it also means to be deaf.
Without the Holy spirit, we are not only blind, but we are deaf and mute. We cannot see the truth. We can’t hear it. We can’t speak it. But most concerning is that we cannot hear God without the Holy Spirit. Essentially, we cannot breathe.
Psalm 83:1 uses this word charash when it says, “Keep not thou silence, O God; hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.”
Psalm 39:12 says, “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears; for I am a stranger with thee….”
Psalm 28:1 says, “Unto thee will I cry, O Lord, my rock; be not silent to me: lest if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.”
If we do not hear the voice of God/Jesus through the Holy Spirit we are but lost sheep wandering among wolves. Life is not really life without the breath of God in it.
We have a nation filled with both Christians and non-Christians. The Liberal agenda is not holding their peace. On the contrary, they are shouting at the top of their lungs. They are deaf to God so they pursue their own agendas, laws and ideas. If we hold our peace, their agendas will take over this nation and soon the America we know will disappear. The America we know will cease to breathe.
If people can’t breathe- if they do not possess the Holy Spirit, they cannot perceive the evil being perpetrated in their own nation.
Let me show you just one example of how evil is being perpetrated behind the mask of the COVID-19 pandemic.
THE ABORTION AGENDA
Since the pandemic hit, the FDA has been easing a large number of regulations to allow more patients to use telemedicine. The abortion industry sees this as a great opportunity to make it easier for women and girls as young as ten to receive pills to abort their babies.
Below is a quote from Live Action, which tells you how these pills work:
“These drugs are approved by the FDA to kill preborn babies up to ten weeks old. At that age, the baby has a fully formed heart. She has arms and legs, and you could even count her fingers and toes if you look closely enough. The first pill, Mifepristone, blocks a life-sustaining hormone called progesterone. This prevents blood and nutrition from getting to the baby. Mifepristone starves the baby of the nutrients she needs to live……..slowly killing her over the course of 24-48 hours. The second pill, Misoprostol, is taken a couple of days after the first pill. This drug causes heavy internal bleeding and contractions to force the dead baby out of the uterus……..the bleeding can last for weeks…..and the pain so severe it can cause the mother to go into shock.”
What happens after this? The mother will deliver a dead baby while sitting on the toilet.
The FDA usually requires this to be done in a facility with supervision. But, Planned Parenthood wants to change that so girls as young as ten years old can just pop online and get their own abortion kit in the mail.
WHEN A NATION NO LONGER CARES ABOUT THE INNOCENT, HELPLESS UNBORN, THEY HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES OVER TO THE ENEMY.
WHEN A NATION IS OK WITH BANISHING THE EXISTENCE OF AN INNOCENT BABY WITH A PILL, SOMETHING HAS GONE TERRIBLY WRONG.
WHEN EVIL IS MASKED AS GOOD, WE HAVE A NATION THAT’S GONE BLIND. WE HAVE A NATION THAT CAN’T BREATHE.
Just recently, the Supreme Court ruled that a 1964 Civil Rights Act that was written to protect women from sexual discrimination, now applies to gay, lesbian and transgender employees. The ruling was 6 in favor, with 3 against. Even Neil Gorsuch, who many touted as conservative, wrote the majority opinion.
I find it quite telling that 6 ruled in favor because 6 is the number of man. In this case, it is man doing what HE thinks is right. God, on the other hand, says “he created them male and female and blessed them.” (Genesis 5:2). The Bible also says, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh,” (Genesis 2:24.)
As time marches forward, there will be lots of agendas and ideas literally in our faces. These ideas are often masked by hidden agendas that go against God’s laws and design.
There are also agendas that go against God’s plan for Israel. The Bible clearly states that the land belongs to Israel and should not be divided. Still, you will hear politicians and hate groups saying Israel is occupying the land. Go and read the books of Genesis, Deuteronomy, Numbers, Ezekiel, Zechariah, and Jeremiah in the Bible and then tell me who God gave the land to. It belongs to Israel!
Another time the word for hold your peace is used in the Bible is in Isaiah 62:1, and in this case it means DO NOT HOLD YOUR PEACE.
“For Jerusalem’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.”
When it comes to standing up for God’s people the Jews, I will not hold my peace. I will speak up for Israel and her right to be in the land God gave her. I will speak up for her right to live peacefully. All these terrorist organizations that want to paint Israel as the “bad guy” are nothing but liars and thieves. They want to take all the land. They do not want peace.
God is clear when he says, “I will bless those who bless you. I will curse those who curse you,” Genesis 12:3. This verse is in reference to the Jewish people. God says we are to BLESS THEM!
“I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night.”
This verse means the watchmen will not hold their peace!
Do you know what a watchman is? A watchman is someone who watched over towns and cities from a very tall tower. He alerted them of impending danger. Watchmen also watched over fields and vineyards, protecting them during harvest time. A watchman was also a prophet who warned the nation when it was being deluded and brought down by spiritual apostasy.
As Christians we are watchmen on the walls! We are not called to stay silent. We are called to speak the truth!
All these agendas of evil do not want you to see truth. They want you to pay attention to them. But if you pay attention to them, that means you have to take your eyes off Jesus. More than anything right now, you need to read the truth from the Bible.
A great book to study is Revelation
Revelation doesn’t mean to hide. It means to uncover. That’s why this is the only book in the Bible that promises a blessing for reading it.
“The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near,” Revelation 1:1-3.
Revelation Unmasks the Future
The Book of Revelation reveals or unmasks what will happen in the last days. It doesn’t hide it. It brings it out into the light.
Many people like to use the word apocalypse to speak about the “end of the world.” What they don’t realize is that the word apocalypse in the Greek means an unveiling or unfolding of things that were once a mystery. These revelations could not be unmasked or unveiled without being revealed in the book of Revelation through the use of heavenly messengers (angels). God has allowed this to be unmasked in the book of Revelation so people will know the truth.
It is in this book that we read about the “hidden”, or should I say “masked” agenda of the Antichrist. Yet, this book reveals it all. The mask is ripped off chapter by chapter, verse by verse.
The Hebrew word for mask is masekha. Interestingly enough, this word has several meanings besides a mask that covers the face. The biblical meaning of the word in the Old Testament meant statue or idol (particularly one that is made of fused metal- or a casted image.) The other meaning of masekha (mask) is veil.
The word masekha (mask) is seen used in Exodus 32:4. In this instance, it means an idol made of molten metal.
It says, “And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, “These be the gods, O Israel, which brought us up out of the land of Egypt.’”
This is also seen in Exodus 34:17, which says, “Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.”
The word for “mask” is used to mean veil in Isaiah 25:7, which says, “And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.”
The use of this word changed by the 13th century, when Italian carnivals became commonplace before Lent. The Jewish people had already been celebrating the biblical holiday known as Purim. Italian Jews began incorporating the use of a mask, worn on their face, during their celebrations of Purim. Over time, the word that used to typically mean a banned idol became the word being used for a mask worn on the face.
Isn’t it interesting that the word for mask in Hebrew refers to a veil but also to idols?
The reason this is interesting is because most people today do not realize they have a veil separating them from Jesus. They have not received him as Lord and Savior and therefore the veil or mask remains.
What has blinded them, or should I say masked the truth? It is most certainly idolatry. How can I say that? Americans don’t worship statues! They don’t bow down to graven images of molten metal. Hmmm…….let’s think about what an idol is. An idol is anything you set up as higher than God. It’s anything you worship over God.
In this nation many things are worshipped, but I’ll give you the short list:
Movie stars, You Tube stars, music and musicians, political figures, sports, cars, phones, alcohol, body image, drugs, houses, food, video games, money, possessions, sex, social status, economic status and worst of all OURSELVES. In fact, I would say a big problem with our society is that many wear a mask and hide who they really are. There is this need to portray ourselves as having it all, or to post what’s great about us. All the while, God knows what’s behind the mask. We cannot hide ourselves from him. Putting other things before God does not bring us happiness……it just makes the mask tighter.
It is important this mask of deception is removed because as the license plate in Back to the Future says, we are OUTTA TIME! Jesus is on his way people! Perhaps you think there’s plenty of time. Let me lay out what’s in the works already and then you can decide how close we may be.
I don’t have time to go through all of Revelation, but I’ll hit the main points.
In Revelation 13: 16-18, which describes the Antichrist, we read this:
“He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.”
The word being used for mark is the Greek word charagma. This word means a stamped, imprinted mark. When we look at what was done in the days of the Roman Empire we can see a bigger picture. At that time, a stamp or seal was used on documents which had the name of the ruler/emperor. The stamp or charagma represented the ruler, and would bear an image or likeness of this ruler. In addition, a charagma or mark was a brand. Slaves were branded with the “marks” or charagma of their owners. The same thing happens today when livestock are branded with a hot iron. Besides branding with a hot iron, there were also tattoos, which we see even today. Images of false gods and deities are tattooed on people for various reasons which range from religious worship to “just for fun”. But, they are considered a type of mark or branding.
The mark referred to in Revelation 13 will be given on the right hand or forehead. Receiving this mark means giving allegiance, or pledging an oath to the Antichrist. This mark may be a digital mark of some sort- perhaps similar to a tattoo. Or, it could be a small chip the size of a piece of rice under the skin. This idea is not far-fetched. Companies are already using small chips under the skin for purposes such as unlocking doors or identification. Start reading up on the latest in digital tattoos and you’ll see it’s already here. Even the words COVID-19 mean Certificate of Vaccine ID. I’m not saying this vaccine is the mark, but it’s a precursor to what’s coming. I suggest you research what’s really going on with the COVID-19 vaccine for yourself to see the hidden agenda.
Getting back to Revelation 13, it says no one will be able to buy or sell without this mark, or allegiance to the Antichrist.
If we go on and read Revelation 14:9-11, we see getting this mark is A HORRIBLE IDEA!
“A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”
Anyone receiving this mark of the Antichrist will be under God’s wrath. Getting this mark is worshipping the beast and bearing his image on your body. It basically damns you to Hell. There is no nice way to say it. This will happen during the Tribulation period. We are not in the Tribulation right now, by the way. But, we can see the shadow of it as we see the world descending into lawlessness.
The Antichrist will Mask His True Self
By the way, the Antichrist won’t come out as a bad guy when he first emerges. He will be wearing a mask of his own. The mask he will wear is deception. He will be charming, suave, a great communicator and he will appear to have all the answers. He will even perform miracles. He will appear as a great peacemaker and even a Savior to some when he makes a false peace treaty with Israel. But, by the middle of the Tribulation, his mask will come off! Anyone who does not worship him will be killed. He will set out to murder the Jewish people as well. He will be worse than Hitler, Stalin and Lenin combined.
But, there is GOOD NEWS! If you belong to Christ, you are marked with his seal, and this guarantees something amazing. Read Ephesians 1:13-14.
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”
Hallelujah! Believers of Jesus are not destined for the wrath we see in Revelation 13. Ephesians 13, by contrast, reminds us we have the mark of Christ! We are guaranteed eternal life with Jesus.
And there’s even more great news: Look what it says in Revelation 3:10-11
“Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
These verses are speaking to the followers of Jesus Christ. There is a time coming to planet earth called The Tribulation. This is when the Antichrist will rule the earth for seven years! But, guess what, this scripture says we are kept from the hour of trial (the Tribulation). The Church (followers of Jesus) will be raptured and taken to heaven to be with Jesus while the 7 year tribulation wreaks havoc on earth.
The promise to believers is not 7 years of Hell on earth with the Antichrist. Our promise is described below in 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18, which describes the Rapture of the Church.
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
We do not know the day or the hour of the Rapture, but we know it will happen. Until then we are going to see the stage being set. We will also see trouble here on earth before the Rapture. The trouble is already here.
The stage is being set right now as I write. Who is setting the stage you ask?
The One World Government
All the chaos, disorder and division you see is part of the plan. It’s a well known goal of communists to cause disorder so they can swoop in and bring order. The New World Order needs a system of total control to set the stage for the Antichrist. What better way to take control than to purposefully release a virus and let it wreak havoc around the world. What better way to bring down a nation than to divide it so wide its hull rips in half like the Titanic!
The mask of security and social justice is on. But, if we see with spiritual eyes we can take this mask off and see what’s really happening under the mask. The United Nations, the World Health Organization and the World Economic Forum are all part of this One World System spoken of in Revelation, and in the book of Daniel. The final goal is: ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, ONE WORLD RELIGION, ONE WORLD ECONOMY. This is exactly what the Antichrist needs to set up his government.
Think of it as a huge tower. Man loves building towers to point to himself.
When the Empire State Building was built in 1931 it was built to showcase the technological and economic power of the United States. The Empire State Building held this title of tallest building in the world for over 40 years. Actually, it was built during the height of the Great Depression. It was built in utter contrast to the state of economic misery of those times.
It didn’t hold its position for long. In 1973, the World Trade Center Twin Towers surpassed the Empire State Building.
Then, 9-11 happened. These two towers came crashing to the ground. Below is a picture of the footprint of the South Tower at the 9-11 Memorial……
And now we have ONE TOWER! This Tower is called none other than One World Trade Center. Interestingly enough, the name was Freedom Tower for quite some time, but that was eventually changed and now the only official name is ONE World Trade Center. The original World Trade Center Twin Towers, by the way, were the idea of David Rockefeller, and he was heavily involved in the planning. Here’s a quote from David Rockefeller:
“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
I would say that quote is quite telling. Man is always trying to do things HIS WAY. Well guess what? God says otherwise in HIS WORD.
Ephesians 1:4-10 gives us the TRUTH about the only ONE who will unite the world.
“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.“
Did you catch that last line? It says Jesus WILL BRING UNITY TO ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH UNDER CHRIST. Man has nothing to do with it! Man cannot do it! Christ does it!
What I love about these verses is that it reminds us that we are chosen. Also, we have received forgiveness of sins and redemption through HIS blood. This cannot come from any government.
The mystery of his will is made known to us and his will is to bring EVERYTHING INTO UNITY UNDER HIM AND HIM ALONE.
Take that One World Government! They can plan pandemics and civil unrest all they want, but in the end God is in control. The Bible tells us the end of the story. Jesus wins!
In verses 11,12 it says:
“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.”
Note that in these verses it says he works out everything! Also all things will work out according to his will. This means even though things may look grim…..and even when we see chaos and disorder around us, fear not! Jesus will work everything out according to HIS WILL. And this is why we have such unshakable HOPE! Because we know he is the ONE who will bring order at the appropriate time.
Now, here is the kicker! You should read these next verses from Ephesians 1:17-23 and meditate on them.
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.“
ALL RULE, AUTHORITY, POWER AND DOMINION IS GIVEN TO CHRIST.
SORRY ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. YOU MAY THINK IT’S YOURS. BUT IT’S NOT!
GOD PLACED ALL THINGS UNDER JESUS’ FEET AND APPOINTED HIM HEAD OVER EVERYTHING!
SORRY SATAN! YOU LOSE! YOUR TIME IS ALMOST UP!
A few years back I was talking to my son on the phone and we were discussing a problem he was having. I just happen to be walking outdoors at the time. I told my son, “You know what? Jesus has everything under his feet- our lives- our problems- everything is in his control. Satan is under Jesus’ feet.” Just as I said that a beautiful hawk swooped down and grabbed a snake from the grass. I was close enough to touch the hawk if I wanted. I marveled as the hawk carried the snake in its talons and flew up to a nearby tree. I told my son what just happened and he was amazed.
The snake represented Satan! The hawk represented Jesus snatching him! And guess where the hawk went? High up in the tree. Our Savior has all power and authority in the heavenly realms. Our problems are not too big for him. He has the enemy under his feet. He has the One World Government under his feet.
During times of wearing masks everywhere and worrying about civil unrest, it may seem like the snake has the upper hand. Don’t be fooled. God is in control and he can swoop down at any moment. It is all a matter of HIS TIMING.
Satan is nothing but a liar and a counterfeiter. His scheme of a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT is nothing more than trying to copy Christ’s model. The difference is that CHRIST IS THE ONLY UNITY WE CAN TRUST, AND THE ONLY ONE THAT IS TRUE. All others are false copycats.
If you want to know what true unity looks like, remember this verse from John 10:30.
Jesus says, “I and the Father are one.”
The One World Government is in union with Satan. They claim they are saving the planet because of “calamities” such as global warming. They claim man is destroying the planet.
Folks, I’m all for taking care of the planet, but man does not destroy the planet according to Bible prophecy. In fact, the good news is that Jesus comes back and the earth will be restored. So guess what? You don’t have to worry about people like Al Gore who say they have to act now or the planet will shrivel up and die. You see, this is just one of the excuses behind the mask of the One World Government. They say everyone has to come together- all nations have to unite to fight this problem. Their real goal, however, is to set up the biggest Tower of Babel you’ve ever seen! But, don’t worry, it will be toppled.
I don’t have time to go through all of Bible prophecy, but I can give you one of the biggest prophecies in the Old Testament that points to the truth that JESUS WILL DEFEAT ALL THE GOVERNMENTS OF THIS WORLD.
In Daniel 2, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has a dream. The King is desperate for someone to interpret the dream. God reveals only to Daniel what the dream is, as well as the meaning. The dream is a prophetic picture of what will happen to the kingdoms of the earth. Below is where Daniel retells the dream of the King.
“Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.” Daniel 2:31-35.
This dream contained the imagery of a statue to show Nebachadnezzar the kingdoms that would rise and fall on the earth. Without going into a whole lesson on each section of the statue, let’s get to the main point. Many kingdoms will rise and fall, but at some point the kingdoms will be struck. They will be taken down.
“While you were watching, a ROCK was cut out, but NOT BY HUMAN HANDS. It struck the statue on hits feet of iron and clay and SMASHED THEM…………BUT THE ROCK THAT STRUCK THE STATUE BECAME A HUGE MOUNTAIN AND FILLED THE WHOLE EARTH.” verses 34 and 35.
That rock is JESUS! Jesus is the rock that will smash all the kingdoms. The statue representing the kingdoms of earth will be destroyed. But the ROCK (Jesus) that smashes them will fill the whole earth. This means HIS KINGDOM will rule the earth. The One World Government will be smashed to pieces!
“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. ‘The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.’” Daniel 2: 44-45
This is the truth you must take hold of! Do not believe politicians when they say, “We are gonna save the planet!”
THE ROCK, JESUS, WILL SAVE IT.
Take off your mask and breathe in this truth. Don’t inhale lies, fear, panic and false hope.
BREATHE IN CHRIST!
Shake off the One World Government and realize who brings true unity!
“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”
The Twin Towers became one tower — The One World Government wants us to be one. But that’s the counterfeit truth.
IT IS JESUS IS WHO MAKES US ONE! HIS PURPOSE WAS TO CREATE IN HIMSELF ONE NEW HUMANITY OUT OF THE TWO (see verse 15). No wonder the enemy tries to copy his plan.
THE REAL TOWER IS CHRIST– He came to reconcile us all through the cross.
Look at a cross sometime. Do you see two beams intersecting into one in the middle? That’s Christ bringing us together- all people- all races in love……..
America, if you can’t breathe seek Jesus! Once you receive him, you will be able to breathe again.