I recall the day well. A New Yorker from birth, I sat in front of the TV, bible open to Revelation 18. I saw both towers hit and watched in shock and amazement as the dust from the fallen buildings ran like a subway around the city, looking much like what is described in the scripture concerning “world trade:”
The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
So September 11, 2001 began a prophetic countdown for me over the next 16 years. I certainly realized in 2001 that as the Lord said as recorded in Matthew 24, “the end was not yet.” Nevertheless,, the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City personally marked a time for me to begin to prepare and expect the Lord’s soon return.
Years passed. In 2001-2002, I was shown some key truths about casting out of demons and healing. In 2003, The Lord spoke to me in a dream that I must come out of the church denomination that ordained me, a place where I had pastored 3 churches over a span of 25 years. I obeyed, for by 2004, I left the institutional church. By 2007, I heard the voice of God reveal to me the condition of the IC , realized then that I would never return, as I was to do a new thing. In 2008, I closed the church I had founded in 1996. By 2011, I was shown in a dream how Russia would infiltrate the USA, first by a cyberattack that would take place under President Obama’s administration. By 2012, I started an online ministry called RESCUE. Then by 2016, the message in the dream of 2011 came to pass. By 2017, I began to wait for the revealing of the Antichrist.
This timeline is important because each year following 9/11/2001 served as an important step towards being prepared to minister in these times.
Today is October 1, 2017. Looking back on the previous month that just ended yesterday—September 2017—has brought a sense of fear into the hearts of most Americans, including people of all racial, political and religious persuasions. I suspect that the question in our minds is “are we living in perhaps the end of end times? Yet in spite of the signs, only a very few are expecting the Lord Jesus Christ’s to re-appear, subdue and rule the earth with an iron rod.
I live in New York. Even so, the natural hurricane disasters of September 2017 in Texas, Florida, the Virgin islands and Puerto Rico, swiftly followed by and an earthquake in Mexico—all in less than a two week period— is a first time phenomena for those of us 50 years old and beyond. What is both striking and startling is not only the extent of the devastation but the synchronicity and frequency was foreboding. In spite of the fact that advanced forecasting technology was able to pinpoint the eye of each storm, the country was practically powerless against hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria. Finally, adding insult to injury came the earthquake in Mexico.
So yes , there is much fear in the hearts of Americans, who also had to endure an ever-increasing, menacing dialogue that threatened and continues to lead closer to a nuclear war between the USA and North Korea, simultaneously with both the hurricanes and the earthquake. NO doubt. September 2017 may go down in history as the month that shouted to North Americans , “the end is near.”
Yet I am not afraid. Instead, I am energized and hopeful as I continue to watch prophetic scriptures be fulfilled before my very eyes.
When I open my bible to Daniel 12:4, I read that in the last days, many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase.
Surly around the globe, we are all running to and fro on the Internet highway with information as close to our finger tips as a search box, a keyword, or an icon button. Scores of millions, perhaps billions of people each hour of the day are rushing to and fro on the worldwide web, soaking up fake news and valid information we have no ability to interpret. Although much knowledge is available, discernment, truth and wisdom continues to elude most internet travelers. No other generation has fulfilled this scripture but we who live in the 21st century.
So I understand that those without Christ have legitimate reasons to be afraid in this hour.
YEt to His own, He comforts us with “be not afraid.”
You may ask yourself, “how can this be?” The few own everything, control all, and even during the disastrous month of September 2017, there are those among us whose self centeredness, thoughtlessness, and greed propels them to continue to feed themselves on the flesh, blood and bones of the poor. So how is it that we can live without fear in these perilous times?
The Lord warns His people that we are not to fear those who can kill the body without being able to destroy our spirits and our souls in hell. Only He has that power. I fear not because only God can wipe me off the planet. He knows my exact location without the need of a GPS tracker. A thousand may fall at my side and 10,000 at my right hand, yet it shall not come nigh me. I already experienced His miraculous protection a few years ago with hurricane Irene. No damage. No loss of power, while others less than one mile away were without power and suffered damage to their dwellings.
If I die, I will be immediately with Jesus. I will barely be in the ground before the Lord will raise me from the dead, where I will meet Him in the air. If I live,my body will be immediately changed from mortality to eternal longevity. Therefore, dead or alive,the Lord is my protection. I look forward to a future where the Lord Jesus is King of both this planet and the universe. One day soon, I will rule with Him and the rest of His Chosen ones, the elect of God!
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