Good morning friends! I awoke early this morning to all kinds of headlines of shaking in the Middle East. True to form, the world is very quickly racing toward fulfillment of end time prophecies. The next two America, Israel and the Church posts will urge us all to be in God’s Word. I think you’ll see why after this post!
First, today is International Holocaust Memorial Day, a day set aside only recently for the international community to commemorate the systematic murder of 6,000,000 Jews. However, some have been calling for the day of remembrance to be changed to “Genocide Memorial Day,” intending to lump together other genocides with the Jewish one. To do so, erases history and emboldens others, such as the Palestinians to nullify the atrocities done to a targeted people group on a grand scale.
Fortunately, Israel did not wait for the international community to acknowledge the Holocaust, but rather established their own day of remembrance (in the spring) as a national memorial day in Israel. However, the reality remains: there are those dead set on cancelling the history of the Holocaust. Please take a moment today to remember and commemorate 6,000,000+ Jews (many of them children) who were brutally herded into camps, starved and murdered in the most horrific ways imaginable. (BTW – don’t be surprised in the near future by the talk of rounding up those who refuse the vaccine into “camps” as well.)
Secondly, Israeli Chief of Staff Avi Kochavi announced yesterday that the IDF is preparing a military option against Iran in the event they are forced to respond. Iran, who is now within close range of having a nuclear weapon, has already crossed the “red line” Netanyahu laid out several years ago. In response to the Chief of Staff’s announcement, Iran had one of their own: Trump is no longer president, so Israel no longer has the protection they once had. Both parties know full well the Biden administration will not take a stand against Iran. Just as Scripture tells us, Israel will be left to stand alone in an attack prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39, which includes Iran. Hang on tight, believers, we are about to see huge prophecies fulfilled unless something derails this course.
If that’s not enough, Aloya Al-Alad al-Haq, an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia, has vowed to attack Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai UAE. This is the same group who attacked Saudi Arabia a few days ago, claiming the ISIS attack in Baghdad was carried out by Saudi Arabia. Iran is most definitely feeling emboldened these days, and is rattling sabers all across the Middle East. Now do you understand why UAE, Bahrain and others want peace with Israel? BTW – Saudi Arabia is not far behind in that ambition. The Crown Prince is said to have been all for a treaty with Israel, yet his father, King Salman, is “old school” and not fully trusting of Israel yet. That day will come!
But, the news continues! This is a headline in today’s Epoch Times (a new conservative news outlet):
In it, the author cites a slew of Biden Executive Orders addressing “discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation,” “health care providers with religious commitments” (ie – compulsion to treat patients contrary to one’s religion beliefs, such as forcefully requiring physicians to perform abortions), and other concerns. You will find that article here. This administration seems poised to cut loose on ending religious freedom. We could soon find ourselves in very difficult circumstances.
I agree with other religious leaders who are predicting a great apostasy in the church. In fact, the Bible predicts it! (1 Timothy 4) Pressure is about to mount to extremes we have never known before, and as believers we will have to decide where we stand. Many will fall away, but I want you to stand firm! If you did not catch The 30,000′ View of America, Israel and the Church this morning, take a look. Also, join us back here (on this blog) each day, as we are discussing how we as Christians must live in difficult days ahead. This is a growing online community and you are welcome to join us.
Deception is rampant, particularly on social media. This is a safe place and I leave you with these encouraging words from Jesus Himself:
10 Because you have kept My word of perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of the testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who live on the earth. 11 I am coming quickly; hold firmly to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.~Revelation 3:10-11
Do not be afraid, my friends, but stand firm…keep His word of perseverance! He will rescue us from the wrath that is to come!