IT'S MUCH LATER THAN WE THINK! Shake yourselves --End Time Signs That The Church Cannot See:JOHN IN MISSOURI
Have you noticed that worldwide end time tribulation events are now increasing rapidly since we entered 2020, and are happening to the same locations, over and over? First Puerto Rico was nearly wiped off the map by hurricane Maria in 2017. Then last year hurricane Dorian grazes Puerto Rico in Aug. 2019. Also, a relentless series of large earthquakes, and after shocks have devastated the island earlier this year, and left people shell shocked. If that wasn't enough, just a few days after that, a meteor was captured on several videos flying by in the sky in Puerto Rico. Then after that, on Tues. 1/12/20 two strange lights, (which looked like fireballs to me) went streaking across the sky in Puerto Rico, at about 6:30 am their time. Also look at Australia, fires were raging, and burning up the entire country for weeks, earlier this year, then they are hit with a 186 mile wide cloud of red dust, carried by 66 mph.winds, topped off by a historic hailstorm, that caused millions of dollars in damage. Also with all the volcanoes going off worldwide now at the same time, it will most certainly begin to darken the sun and the moon as the bible states. Joel 2:30 says: "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke."
It is my belief that we are well into the end times now, MUCH further than most realize. How would you like to be poor, and live in Puerto Rico right now...maybe someone who has lost family members, and everything they own, and some pot-bellied, millionaire, secret pre-tribulation rapture evangelist puts his arm around you, as you walk along the beach and says: "Well, at least you wont have to go through THE GREAT TRIBULATION, because Jesus will be coming back before that happens." If I lived in Puerto Rico, and had lost it all like so many have, I would probably be tempted to hit such a preacher as that with a right hand upper-cut. How would someone in Puerto Rico be able to know the difference from what has ALREADY happened to them, from "The Great Tribulation?" They are already in great tribulation! First of all, there is no "THE" great tribulation. Nowhere in scripture in the King James Bible, or the Geneva Bible for that matter, will you find the word "The" before the other two words, "great tribulation." Yes, for sure there is TRIBULATION coming, and there is GREAT TRIBULATION coming, but no "The Great Tribulation" I believe that these end time tribulation events are going to be like "Death by a thousand cuts" one after another, in specific places determined by God himself...worldwide, at random, all over the planet, like what has been happening in Puerto Rico, Australia, China, the U.S., and now the entire world with this outbreak of Corona Virus. This is only the beginning of the plagues, and natural disasters. Soon war will be breaking out, and this time it is coming directly to the U. S. A., by China, and Russia (And perhaps N. Korea, and Iran also)
Here is a little analogy that I came up with: There are thousands of "self appointed" watchmen, high up in their watchtowers, with their binoculars up to their eyes, scanning the far distant horizon looking for danger and trouble. But because their eyes are looking out on the far horizon, (looking for a "rebuilt temple," or a seven year "peace treaty") and NOT right in front of them, they cannot see that there is the equivalent of an assassination team directly in front of them with suicide vests on, full of explosives, ready ready to take them out.....and I DON"T mean in a secret rapture! These watchmen are worthless, in a daze..their eyes blinded, (Isaiah 56:10) and looking for the wrong signs, some which were already fulfilled in 70 A.D., while the signs of the tribulation spoken of by Jesus Christ, in Mat.24, Mark13, and Luke 21, are all around us NOW, not in the future, they are here NOW! At the beginning of this year, 2020, there was no talk of the Corona Virus in the U.S. Now, not only has it spread here from China, it has spread all around the world. This is one of the pestilences spoken of by Jesus Christ in Mat. 24:7 This is what everyone's attention is on, and rightfully so, but there are so many other things happening now in regard to Bible prophecy, that it truly makes your head spin. There was an article a few months ago at www.strangesounds.org talking about how the Caspian Sea had turned blood red, frightening the local residents. Now today, Sat. 5/16/20 there is an article on the Drudge Report, from thesun.co.uk, where the headline reads: "Israel river turns red with blood, like biblical plague of Egypt" Note: Luke 21:11 said there would be "Fearful Sights." To the residents around the Caspian Sea a few months ago, and now the residents in Israel today, I'm sure that they both would agree that this is a "Fearful Sight." I hate to say it, but it has only just started... just as Johnny Cash says in his song Going By The Book, "The worst is still to come"
One would have to be spiritually dumber than a sack full of brass hammers, not to see that we are either very close to entering the time of tribulation spoken of by Jesus in Mat.24, or that we have indeed entered into the beginning of the tribulation. But see folks...this is the problem, the church as a whole, with a few exceptions, IS DUMBER THAN A SACK OF BRASS HAMMERS, AND HAS THE SPIRITUAL I. Q. ABOUT A GRADE POINT HIGHER THAN A BOWL OF BEAN DIP. I say this not arrogantly, but with great frustration, and sadness...but I believe it to be the truth. It's all because of this 200 year old lie of Jesus coming in a so called "Secret Rapture." If you believe in this pre-trib. rapture, you are believing in "Another Jesus" spoken of in 2 Cor. 11:4, and you are going to be in real trouble shortly, when you realize that you have been lied to, and are totally unprepared for the time of tribulation that is now right upon us. The REAL Jesus does not come back "secretly," He comes back "In the clouds of heaven with great power and glory" (Mat.24:30), which will be: "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Thes.1:8) God still has a remnant on this earth today, that can read the signs of the times of the tribulation, but the church as a whole is totally clueless..they are waiting and looking for prophetic signs of things that will NOT come to pass, and cannot see that many prophecies have ALREADY come to pass, and are ignoring the signs that are RIGHT NOW coming to pass! All I can say is that pre-tribbers are about to get religion very soon, when the "Secret rapture" does not happen the way the "experts" prophecy charts say that it should...and they are huddled in a corner basement..spiritually, and physically unprepared, as they listen in horror to the sound of machine gun fire, and the explosions of incoming missiles raining down on their cities. Their prophecy charts will indeed be very useful then...they will be used as toilet paper.
When Jesus came the first time, Israel was the church of that day and age, and Jesus literally stood in front of them, spoke to them, ate and drank with them, but they could not see all the signs and prophecies that pertained to his coming...that HE WAS THE MESSIAH! Friends, it is exactly the same today. The church of the PAST missed the first coming of Jesus, and the church of the PRESENT is about to miss the second, and only coming of Jesus, because of deception. Listen to what Jesus said to the church of his day: (Luke 12:54-56) "When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, Their cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Read those last two words he spoke, "THIS TIME" "This time"....refers to Jesus telling the church of the PAST, that he had indeed come, and was standing right in front of them, yet they could not see it! "This time" to the PRESENT church, is all the prophetic signs that we are seeing NOW, yet the church once again, just can't see it! In Mat.16:3 Jesus said: "Can ye not discern the signs of the times?
The church is not ready for the coming persecution, and tribulation, spoken of in the scriptures, because they are taught that they will not have to endure to the end,..no sir...they get to leave BEFORE all the trouble starts. Right..just like all the Old Testament prophets, and all of Jesus' disciples,...huh? They were not secretly raptured, most died for their faith in Jesus Christ. And oh how the pre-tribers love to talk about the blessed hope of Titus 2:13..except THEIR blessed hope is to escape tribulation, NOT to endure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which comes AFTER the tribulation, as Jesus said. What if I told you in a few months that fifty, or maybe up to a hundred million people will die from a virus worldwide...would that wake you up? Sorry,. it already happened, in 1918, with the Spanish Flu. What if I told you next week, that a 9.1 earthquake would hit, and around 225,000 or more people would die in one day in a tsunami...would that wake you up? Sorry,...it already happened in Indonesia in 2004.
Don't you see? Most are not only ignoring all the signs that are happening NOW, they have completely forgotten all the signs of the PAST! A few months ago, Steve Quayle (www.stevequayle.com) and I exchanged emails concerning the tribulation time spoken of by Jesus in Mat.24. Steve emailed me back and said: "John, I stated 25 years ago, that Christians would be the LAST people to recognize they have entered into tribulation, even when they are in the midst of it." When I read that, I could sense the presence of the Lord, and I knew that it was indeed a true word from God. A week or two later, I emailed Steve back this verse from Jer.8:7 which says: "Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgement of the Lord." But here is what really blew me away..The 1537 Mathews Bible reads: "But my people will not know the time of the punishment of the Lord." WOW!! That says it all right there!
The church of the PAST missed the first coming of Jesus, and the church of the PRESENT is missing all signs of his soon return, because of false doctrine, and sin that has blinded their eyes from seeing that the world is under the judgement of Almighty God. I do believe that on an individual basis, probably thousands and thousands of people have broken down, and humbled themselves, repenting and turning to Jesus, because of the results of the Corona Virus on their personal lives. But have we repented as a nation? Forget it. It has not happened. God allowed this virus, so that people would have the luxury of staying home, not working, being broken and repentant, with tears and humility, and to put the Lord FIRST in their lives, above everything else. Most have done everything but that. Domestic violence has skyrocketed. Downloading of pornography has skyrocketed. The sales of sex toys has increased dramatically. Sales of all alcohol, and marijuana, (In the states where it is legal) has gone off the charts. People are laying around stoned, and drunk on the floors of their living room, in front of their t.v's, shunning the grace that the Lord has given them. Oh.. how this must break the heart of Almighty God! Yet the people just keep outdoing themselves with immoral behavior. A few weeks ago, I mentioned in an article I wrote about how people were going out and literally howling like a wolf, in a stupid fad to supposedly to show support for first responders. Now, I hear that they have found something better to do with their time than howl like a wolf. It's called the "Pee your pants challenge." Teenagers, and even adults, are making videos of themselves as they pee their pants, and then post it on the internet for the whole world to watch. Can we talk? The "Pee your pants challenge" is no challenge. Friends, please hear me. The REAL challenge is coming shortly...and that will be for all of us, (Even the Godliest among us) NOT to pee our pants..when the soon coming war breaks out, and ICBM's and SLBM's start falling down on the major cities of this wicked nation! Oh, Yes...I'm going to talking about war again! The Lord told me earlier in the year, "There's a war powers act coming." Eight weeks later that word was fulfilled when the president implemented "The Defense Production Act." After that the Lord spoke to me, and told me that The Defense Production Act was a "Dry run" and a "Dress rehearsal" for REAL war. Then last month on 4/19/20 the Lord spoke to me and said "The red horse is coming." So...you bet I'm going to talk about war. I'm going to pound the table, and then I'm going to flip the table over onto the floor. I'm going to blow the trumpet...and if you get close to me, I am going to grab you by the shoulders and shake you as hard as I can, and say: WAKE UP CHURCH!..REPENT!! REPENT!! PREPARE FOR WAR...AND PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD!! OH GOD!.. SHAKE THEM....BREAK THEM...IN ORDER TO WAKE THEM...FROM THEIR SINFUL SLUMBER!!!
Most of the so called church, and the world, are one and the same...wicked. They will not grasp that "THIS TIME" that our Lord Jesus spoke of in Luke 12:56 is happening NOW. The world, and most of the church do not understand the times that are now upon us. But God has always had a remnant, that would know the times, and seasons. Dan 12:10 says: "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; (This is what great tribulation will do to the true remnant church) but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise will understand." Most of the wicked church, and the world WILL NOT UNDERSTAND, but the wise...the wide awake remnant of God WILL UNDERSTAND!! Heavenly Father, I pray that you will somehow bless this feeble attempt of mine, to wake up your slumbering church...please Lord...please.. show them, and reveal to them that "THIS TIME" spoken of in Luke 12:56 is happening RIGHT NOW.. before their very eyes. Oh Lord God, hide us, and protect us all under the shadow of thy mighty wings. In Jesus name. Amen.
Bro. John in Missouri 5/16/20
May 16, 2020