November 6, 2018: the first midterm election since the inauguration of President Trump occurred and the results were somewhat of a mixed bag. There was indeed a “blue wave”, but there was a counter-wave of enthused Republican voters to meet it—many of whom were frustrated by the smear job against Brett Kavanaugh. When all was said and done Democrats made major gains in the House and netted seven governor seats. And Republicans expanded their Senate majority from 51 to 53 (supposing the outcome of a Florida recount remains the same for Rick Scott).
I didn’t know which way the elections would go, but I kept predictions from pseudo-Dominionist “prophets” Kim Clement and Mark Taylor close in mind. According to these prophets Trump was set to score big in the midterms and then a massive wave of indictments against corrupt politicians would be unleashed. Globalists would be swept from power and a Christian revival would commence throughout the United States and perhaps even the western world.
It’s hard not to want that. I burn for righteousness to be restored. I long for the country and post-Christian world to repent of its secular slide and for people to flock back to churches as they very briefly did in the aftermath of 9/11.
But that’s not what’s happening, nor is it what the Bible predicted would happen.
Democrats retook the House, ensuring complete gridlock for the next two years, and preparing the way for a slew of subpoenas and investigations that will cripple the government. The country is more divided than ever.
These prophets were wrong.
My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord GOD. Precisely because they have misled my people, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because, when the people build a wall, these prophets smear it with whitewash.
What we see happening in the world is not a mass revival, but a further dividing. Those who love truth love it more than ever before. Those who hate truth hate it more than ever before.
Here is what the Bible says about what life will be like in the last days before Christ’s return:
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.
Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, ‘Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.’ For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Tens of thousands of people are still coming to faith in Jesus Christ right now and this will continue right up until the point the door to the Ark is closed and the Church, the restrainer, is removed from the earth.
Only after that happens will revival come. Millions, tens of millions, perhaps even hundreds of millions will come to a saving knowledge of the truth and will in turn be martyred for their faith. These are the 5th Seal Martyrs, popularly known as “Tribulation Saints” (see here and here).
Many of these will be those who never proclaimed the Name of Christ. But many will be those who proclaimed the Name of Christ, but never had a saving knowledge of the Truth—they neither accepted nor believed in the Gospel. They trusted in themselves or their “Torah keeping” or their denominational affiliation or their good citizenship. Others lived lawlessly because they believed Christ was just one of many ways to Heaven, and, in the end, “everyone will make it.”
It will take nothing less than the Great Tribulation for these to realize who Christ is and what He accomplished on the Cross, and even then, we are told that they are not cleansed by their works, but by the Lamb’s blood:
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?’ I said to him, ‘Sir, you know.’ And he said to me, ‘These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.’
Yet, in addition to possessing a genuine, saving faith, there is one thing they all must do: they must, under no circumstances, receive the mark of the beast or worship the beast and its image (Rev. 14:9–11).
For those of you who by grace still have breath in your lungs in this present eon, remember the narrow path: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone.
And for those still struggling with how to reconcile the Law, it’s so simple and it pains me without end that it took me so long for the veil to be lifted from my own eyes:
1. Christ did not come to abolish the Law (Mt. 5:17). He raised the bar of the Law.
2. Christ then perfectly fulfilled the Law on your behalf because it is absolutely impossible for you, or anyone, to keep the Law.
5. In the present dispensation we uphold the Law (Rom. 3:31). In other words, we acknowledge that the Law’s righteous requirements still stand, and we acknowledge that we’ve failed to meet those righteous requirements. But, by faith, we trust that Christ died, on our behalf, for our sins, and rose again, so that our failure to keep the Law would be “righted” by His shed blood.
6. Through that faith, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us (2 Cor. 5:21) as an undeserved gift (Rom. 5:16; 6:23; Eph. 2:8) and we are baptized in the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:13)—an irrevocable seal that guarantees our soon physical redemption via the rapture.
7. Though the Law still stands we are free from it because of the atoning sacrifice of God’s Son. We are no longer under the Law (Rom. 6:14). Those who place themselves back under the Law in lieu of Christ’s atoning sacrifice have fallen from grace (Gal. 5:4) and are in serious danger of judgment since Christ’s sacrifice is the only available sacrifice for sins (Heb. 10:26–29).
God is shaking the earth, calling people to repent while there is still time. Just two days after the election, wildfires broke out near Paradise, California. Think Paradise Lost. Now get this: the author of Paradise Lost, John Milton, happened to die on the exact same day that this fire started (November 8th) some 344 years ago. The fire is now the deadliest and most destructive in California history. 29 people have been killed. 6,500 homes have been destroyed.
On the same day, another fire struck near Malibu, which is A-list celebrity central. The ‘gods’ that many Americans worship were forced to flee and many of their homes were completely destroyed. Here are just a few of those affected:
Caitlyn Jenner (who popularized the transgender movement)
Guillermo Del Toro
Alyssa Milano (a central figure in the #MeToo movement)
…And many others.
Keep in mind that the largest wildfire in state history also occurred this year—the Mendocino Complex Fire, which burned nearly half a million acres.
Today, on the other side of the world, over 300 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza as the situation continues to spiral. Only about one-third were shot down, with approximately 200 hitting the southern part of the country. Israel has launched a wave of airstrikes in retaliation.
Things are quickly heating up as we draw ever closer to the revealing of the Trump-Kushner peace plan, which may be the basis/foundation of the future, post-rapture seven-year covenant mentioned in Daniel 9:27. Globalist/European federalist Emmanuel Macron is pushing Trump hard to reveal the plan as soon as possible.
It seems the world is rushing to do the very thing that will trigger the Day of the LORD: divide the land of Israel.