Signs of the Approaching Day
By Daymond Duck
In my opinion, those that are predicting the Rapture will take place on Sept. 23, 2017 are making a mistake. I am not saying the Rapture won’t take place on Sept. 23, 2017 because it might, and it would be okay with me if it did.
Anyway, Jesus will come back, it is guaranteed, be ready all the time, know that date-setting causes people to scoff when predictions fail, know that date-setting has ruined ministries and more. Be careful. You can cause harm and ruin your ministry.
Although I don’t think it is possible to know the day or the hour, I do think that it is possible to see the day approaching (Heb. 10:25) and I fully agree with all those who think they see it. Here are some reasons:
First, fornication (sexual immorality) will be a major sin during the Tribulation Period and people will refuse to repent (Rev. 9:21).
On July 26, 2017, Pres. Trump tweeted that the U.S. won’t accept or allow transgender people in the U.S. military. Then, Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared before the press for the White House briefing and the reporters were so obsessed with the idea that a great wrong had been done that Mrs. Sanders finally threatened to end the session if they didn’t ask about something else. Many in the mainstream media are clearly in favor of fornication and few see a need for repentance.
Second, false accusers are a sign of the last days (II Tim. 3:1-3).
There are millions of honest people in the world, but I am beginning to wonder if there are any honest political pundits. If they support the politicians that have a “D” after their name it is almost a given that they are going to slander and lie about those that have an “R” after their name and vice versa.
Third, the Antichrist will rise to power in a revived EU (Dan. 9:26-27).
The Washington Post recently published an article by shamed ex-Trilateral Commission member Fareed Zakaria, a CNN Host, Time Editor-at-Large and Washington Post Columnist.
Mr. Zakaria wrote about “the bizarre candidacy of Donald Trump” and the fact that he is causing anti-Americanism in the world. Mr. Zakaria cited a Pew Research Center Survey that found that Trump’s presidency is causing people to think that the U.S. is becoming irrelevant and the world can do without it. He reported that the world respects the leaders of China, Russia and Germany more than it respects Pres. Trump.
For years, prophecy teachers have said the U.S. will become irrelevant at the end of the age. One of the main reasons they say this is because they believe the world will be governed by a satanic dictator from the EU not the president of the U.S.
The animosity toward Pres. Trump is preparing the way for the U.S. to decline, the EU to be empowered and the Antichrist to rise. The world will cry out for a leader and God will let Satan give it one.
Fourth, required support for the government is a sign (Rev. 13:16-18)
Obamacare is failing. Pres. Trump said he is ready to let it fail. Some say it was deliberately designed to fail. Many say it should be replaced with a single-payer system.
The single-payer is the U.S. government and the system is called “National Health Insurance” or “Medicare for All.” Under this system everyone will be entitled to government provided healthcare because it will be a national right. Of course, the government will increase taxes to pay for it so there will really be millions of payers.
This sounds good to some. But it won’t be so good when the Antichrist says everyone will support the government by taking the “mark” or they won’t be allowed to buy and sell, be eligible for healthcare, etc. multitudes will die (beheaded).
Fifth, putting RFID chips in people may be a sign (Rev. 13:16-18).
In late July 2017, a Wisconsin company called Three Square Market announced that it will be the first U.S. company to pay for its employees to be voluntarily chipped. More than 50 employees signed up. They will probably be chipped by the time this article gets posted. It will soon be the cool thing to do.
Sixth, the Arabs will make a tumult, take crafty counsel, consult together and confederate against Israel (Psa. 83). Jerusalem will be a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone for the nations around her (Zech. 12:2-3).
Some prophecy teachers don’t believe in a Psalm 83 war. Each person will have to decide for themselves.
But no one can deny that on July 14, 2017, three Israeli Arabs shot and killed two Israeli policemen at the Temple Mount. Israeli police or soldiers killed the Arabs. Then, Israel installed metal detectors and violence erupted near the Temple Mount. Arab Foreign ministers called an urgent meeting and consulted together on a plan to take sovereignty over the Temple Mount and East Jerusalem.
Seventh, false teaching or false doctrine is a sign (I Tim. 4:1; II Tim. 4:3-4).
On July 24, 2017, World Net Daily reported that an executive agency in England’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office wants the Bible reinterpreted, seminaries to teach queer theology (feminism and inclusiveness), and Sunday schools to teach LGBTI beliefs. They also want pastors and teachers to have human rights training so they can understand the issues.
Instead of changing government to conform with Bible teaching and doctrine, this agency wants the church to rewrite the Bible and change its teaching and doctrine to conform to what the government accepts and believes.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck