Civil War Foreboding

On the evening before the presidential inauguration, Donald Trump and his family stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial while U.S. marines sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic. The song originated during the Civil War, and Lincoln was president during the Civil War and was assassinated near the end of it.

The scene was very foreboding. I’ll explain why. 

I see two strongly held beliefs in the Christian community, each backed with prophetic dreams, visions and words:

1) Trump is God’s chosen man to restore traditional America and give it a reprieve – MAJORITY VIEW.
2) Trump is not what he says he is and is part of God’s judgment on America – MINORITY VIEW


They can’t both be true. God is not the author of confusion and is not going to send two mixed, contradictory messages. One or the other is a deception. Full disclosure: I am in the second camp.

When the prophecy from Mark Taylor came out earlier last year about Trump being God’s chosen man to restore America, I had recently read Jeremiah 28 about the false prophet Hananiah. He claimed God would throw off the yoke of Babylon and make Judah great again, even though God had declared judgment against the nation. The Lord impressed on my heart that I was witnessing the same kind of false prophecy today. America is under judgment for its wickedness, and God is not going to give the nation a reprieve unless it REPENTS, which I see no evidence for. On the contrary, the calamities of judgment will be the means He uses to move some hearts to repentance. Judgment is a mercy, lest even more souls fall into hell.

A couple weeks ago I was up late praying and seeking insight about the times we are in and also about Obama and Trump and their roles in it. The next morning my 9-year-old daughter came in my office and showed me Judges 9, specifically Jotham’s parable of the trees, because she felt like God wanted to show her something there. I think the Lord did have a message for her, but it was also an answer to my prayer. The Lord brought Judges 9 and the story of Abimelech to my wife and I’s attention several times recently, but we never really understood the significance of it. Then it hit me that story is a prophetic metaphor for America. Since Abimelech and the men of Shechem committed murder and wickedness, God allowed a spirit of conflict to arise that would divide the nation and provoke a form of civil war — as a divine judgment.

Barack Obama is represented by King Abimelech. Another character arises named Gaal son of Ebed, who stirs up the men of Shechem against Abimelech, and who I believe represents Donald Trump:

“Now Gaal the son of Ebed came with his relatives, and crossed over into Shechem; and the men of Shechem put their trust in him.” – Judges 9:26

There was much bloodshed and many died in the ensuing battles, which again was God’s intended judgment for their wickedness. In the end Abimelech gets a fatal head wound from a millstone dropped on him. This is very interesting in light of this description of the beast in Revelation 13:

“I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed.” – Revelation 13:3

Like Gaal, the purpose of Trump is to stir up half the country, and especially the Christians, against the other half who follow Obama and his agenda. I believe a civil conflict/war is coming. Trump is probably going to be a scapegoat for the economic collapse, jihad attacks, etc., and that blame will be transferred onto the far right and especially onto Christians, which is exactly what Obama wants and could set him up for a return to power.

MANY people believe martial law coming to this nation at some point. Let me make a speculation: It won’t be Obama who instigates martial law, but it will be Donald Trump in response to some catastrophe like a jihad attack. 90% of Christians will love it and want it and cheer for it because it’s Trump. Except in the end it will be turned against them.

That same morning my daughter also flipped open to a page in her Bible that she thought was significant too. There was an illustration that showed the writing on the wall for Belshazzar in Daniel 5. That really spoke to me because twice already I felt the Lord impress on me that Trump will meet an untimely demise:

“Now this is the inscription that was written out: ‘MENĒ, MENĒ, TEKĒL, UPHARSIN.’ This is the interpretation of the message: ‘MENĒ’—God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it. ‘TEKĒL’—you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient. ‘PERĒS’—your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians… That same night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was slain.” – Daniel 5:25-28,30

Last week before the inauguration we asked the Lord directly whether Obama will stay in office. Because I did not think Trump would actually reach the White House in light of who Obama is and his agenda. [NOTE: It is really challenging to interpret prophecy. I find the Lord will give some specifics about WHAT is coming but does not say much about HOW and WHEN. Sometimes I make assumptions and get emotionally attached to particular interpretations that may not turn out accurate. We have to keep seeking him and walking by faith!]

The first word He brought up was “circumference.” Interesting because I had recently taught my daughter how to measure the circumference of a circle. You start at one point, go all the way around and end where you began. In other words, you go full circle and back to where you started. The question was whether Obama will stay in office, and the answer was something like “full circle.”

Other words that came up were “claim” (to presidency or reins of power?) and “clash” (over competing claims to power?). Sounds like the story of Abimelech.

Before that my daughter saw something significant from our back window. She watched a large bird of prey, which she later identified as a golden eagle, holding a snake. Golden eagles are rare around here, but I have seen them before in the winter. A second golden eagle tried to take the snake and a struggle ensued. In the end, the eagle who first held the snake flew away with it triumphantly.

One more note. My interpretation of other words we received (shadow, dissimulate, distract) was that Obama still holds reins of power by controlling a shadow government. He and the globalists have spent the last 8 years installing their players in the CIA, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, etc. In fact, this country has been controlled by elites the shadow government, the military-industrial complex, the deep state, whatever you want to call it – for decades. The last president that directly challenged the shadow government was John F. Kennedy when he denied the CIA’s demand for air cover during the Bay of Pigs invasion, which would have led to re-invading Cuba and potentially war with the Soviet Union. Kennedy said no and then tried to tear apart the CIA. Everyone knows what happened to Kennedy in the end. The CIA, Lyndon Johnson and other members of government were behind it. It was a coup d’etat.

My point is don’t be fooled into thinking Trump controls the executive branch of government. No president does fully anymore. But particularly now, the shadow government is running the globalists’ New World Order agenda. Obama may have left office, but he still has power.

My warning to everyone is don’t get caught up in the coming conflict. Be careful who you follow. It should only be Jesus Christ.

Why I Believe Jonathan Kleck Is Now Leading People Astray

I told the Lord I don’t want to write this post. It’s unpleasant and potentially divisive and hurtful. But I don’t feel at peace about staying quiet. I feel I must do it.

My concern is that Jonathan Kleck, a prophetic voice and harbinger who has given many inspired insights about the end times, has fallen into deception and is now leading people astray. My wife and I have watched numerous Kleck videos and listened to many of his radio shows. We benefited from this ministry and have supported it financially and with encouraging words. There are even references to Kleck’s videos on this blog.

BUT recently Kleck released several videos in which he claims Satan and the fallen angels created mankind in their image, not God as it states in Genesis chapter 1. To make this claim, Kleck says the Hebrew word Elohim, the second most common word for God in the Old Testament next to Yahweh or Jehovah, really means Satan and the fallen angels. With one linguistic perversion, Kleck is effectively saying that much of what the Old Testament has to say about the Lord God Almighty may instead pertain to Satan and his minions. Elohim is used all over the Old Testament – the Torah, Psalms, Prophets, you name it! This is a mockery of the Bible, the word of God, and gives glory to Satan that belongs to God.

So I privately and respectfully confronted Kleck about this issue and urged him to repent. Please see the email chain appended below. He responded that my studying of the Bible was irrelevant compared to his spiritual gifts and direct “revelations.” In other words, Kleck is claiming to be something like an infallible oracle of God, and who am I to question him, even if his “revelations” contradict the Scriptures. That sounds like the attitude of a cult leader. Looking at the comments on his videos, there also seems to be a large following of people who are receiving his messages without critical examination.

I am sure many others are pushing back on Kleck too, judging by how defensive he has been in some recent videos.

Look, we are all mortals living in fleshly bodies and capable of falling. I have to repent of things every day. All I am saying is that Kleck has fallen into deception and pride and I pray he repents, because this nonsense is tarnishing the credibility of the genuine revelations God has given him in the past. Until he does, people need to be careful, because if Kleck is willing to say Satan and the fallen angels created us – that humanity is some kind of Frankenstein lab experiment made by devils – what will he say next?


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MY EMAIL:

Hi Jonathan,

I wanted to write you concerning your new doctrine about Satan and the fallen angels creating mankind in their image. My wife ——— and I have learned much from your ministry and supported it financially. However, this new doctrine plainly contradicts God’s word and I feel compelled to warn you.

Elohim is the second most common word for God in the Old Testament and occurs about 2,500 times throughout. It is second only to the word Jehovah. These two words are synonymous as demonstrated by this verse: 

“God [Elohim] spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord [Jehovah].” – Exodus 6:2

Elohim almost always means God, the Lord God, the Creator God, in the Hebrew Old Testament. Yes, elohim can also refer to pagan gods or magistrates or angels, as in Psalm 82, but that’s the exception, not the rule. Just because the word is plural doesn’t mean it refers to Satan and the fallen angels. The plurality of Elohim may simply be a Hebrew idiosyncrasy or it may refer to the manifold magnificence of God or the fact that the Father and the Son are one.

By stringing together Psalm 82 with the account of creation in Genesis 1 and taking them out of context, you are fabricating an esoteric meaning that plainly contradicts the whole Bible. Satan and the fallen angels did not create anything. The Father God through Jesus Christ the Son created EVERYTHING:

“For by Him [Jesus Christ] all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.” – Colossians 1:16

I agree the Bible speaks about “gods” as in angelic rulers or principalities. The Apostle Paul even referred to Satan as a “god”:

“And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving…” – 2 Corinthians 4:3-4

This is a reference to Satan’s worldly influence and authority during this age, at least until Jesus Christ shows up on a white horse with a sword to deal with him. It doesn’t mean Satan created anything. Satan can manipulate creation for his twisted purposes, and even contributed to the corruption of mankind, but he didn’t create anything.

The Apostle Paul also affirmed that men are created in God’s image:

“For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God…” -2 Corinthians 11:7

By saying that Satan and his angelic minions effectively created mankind in their image, you are giving glory to Satan that belongs to God alone. Putting forth this false doctrine also tarnishes the credibility of all the other amazing revelations God has given you.

Brother, you have fallen for a deception and I do hope you repent of it.

Sincerely,

Mike Fisch

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JONATHAN KLECK’S RESPONSE:

I’m sorry you do not understand it…And your (((studying))) over the revelation that comes with all but one of the gifts of the Spirit is superfluous..And now I warn you to the contrary and you are welcome to believe as you please but we will ALL give an account..Amen
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MY REPLY:

Jonathan, thanks for the reply. I think I see what you are saying – that you believe your direct revelation in the spirit supersedes and can even contradict the Scriptures. That’s a dangerous place to be, brother. God is not the author of confusion. His words do not contradict themselves and do not change. They stand forever. 

I am seeing MANY people, even those I respect, stumble and fall these days. This end-times prophecy is being fulfilled right now in real time:

“Even some of those with discernment will stumble, so that some of them will be refined, purified and cleansed for an end yet to come at the designated time.” – Daniel 11:35

I wrote about it here: 

http://mystic2020.blogspot.com/2017/01/even-some-with-discernment-will-stumble_1.html

http://mystic2020.blogspot.com/2017/01/even-some-with-discernment-will-stumble_2.html

Shalom,

Mike

Even Some with Discernment Will Stumble – Part II

Continuing with the previous post, I’d like to address some of the specific deceptions and errors I see popping up in the remnant Christian community. With one exception, I’m not going to name names because I don’t want to create ill will or more more divisions in the body. 

Deception #1: If someone disagrees with me, telling him that he might not be a Christian or might lose his salvation if he doesn’t agree will really get my point across.

No, what you are doing is akin to condemning someone. Jesus said:

Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.” – Luke 6:37

Yes, we should stand up for truth and righteousness and correct others (and ourselves) when necessary. It is true to say that Jesus is the only way to the Father and those who do not believe in Jesus stand condemned already, but it is something else to consign people to hell because they disagree with a particular theological issue.

Our ministry on earth is to follow in the footsteps of Christ. This is the ministry of reconciliation and salvation, not condemnation:

“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” – John 3:17

God will certainly judge all of us. But that’s his job, not ours.

Deception #2: I have the gift of prophecy, so my prophetic words, dreams or visions are direct revelation from God and not subject to the Scriptures.

No. Any prophetic word that contradicts the Scriptures is not from God. Period. It might originate from your own imagination, or it might be “second heaven chatter” that was slipped into your mind by demons and fallen angels. We are all mortals living in fleshly bodies who can make mistakes. The devil is tricky, tricky, tricky.

God is not the author of confusion. His words do not contradict themselves and do not change. They stand forever.

All prophetic revelations and interpretations should be weighed against the totality of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. If it doesn’t fit, throw it out.

Deception #3: Donald Trump is God’s chosen man to restore America and we are getting a reprieve.

If America is getting a reprieve, then perhaps the Lord owes Nineveh an apology, because they actually had to repent from wickedness to get a reprieve, but America has not! 

Then Jonah began to go through the city one day’s walk; and he cried out and said, ‘Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown.’ Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them…

When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.” – Jonah 3:4-5,10

The only way to delay or lessen God’s judgment is REPENTANCE. That does not mean going to church or saying a prayer or voting for Trump. That means we have a change of heart and stop doing the evil things that offend God. America has not done this!

What bothers me so much about the Christian leaders who are promoting Trump and the idea of America getting a reprieve is that their position contradicts the Scriptures. 

When the (in)famous fireman’s prophecy from Mark Taylor was announced earlier this year about Trump being God’s chosen man to make America great again, I had recently read Jeremiah 28 and the story of the false prophet Hananiah. The Lord impressed on my heart that I was witnessing the same kind of false prophecy today.

God had declared to Judah that King Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon would destroy the nation and carry away the people into exile for 70 years. This was his will and the punishment for Israel’s long period of rebellion against him. In fact, it would have gone easier for the Israelites if they had just submitted to captivity, but instead they rebelled against that too and were crushed by Babylon’s army.

The false prophet Hananiah announced that God had changed his mind and would break the yoke of Babylon and make Judah great again. But God’s real prophet Jeremiah rebuked him, and the Lord took Hananiah’s life a couple months later.

I tell you what – you couldn’t pay me a million dollars to stand in the shoes of these people making false prophecies about Trump. 

It’s true that God has used Trump to expose some of America’s sins, but that doesn’t mean he was chosen to restore it. The Lord keeps leading my wife and me to 1 Samuel 8, where the people of Israel told the prophet Samuel that they wanted a king instead of prophets to judge them. The Lord said, “They have rejected Me from being king over them.” Trump is like a King Saul. He is a test for Christians in America: Will they prefer to follow a man, or will they listen and yield to the voice of the Lord?

And don’t get me started about the heaps of evidence that say Trump is NOT what he says he is. 

Deception #4: Since the word for God in Genesis 1 (Elohim) is different from the word for God in Genesis 2 (Jehovah Elohim), it means that Satan and the fallen angels created mankind in their image.

This is not true. There are many words for God in the Old Testament and Elohim is definitely one of them. Just because the word elohim can also refer to magistrates or angels, as in Psalm 82, doesn’t mean that Satan and his angels created us in his image.

In fact, the Apostle Paul referred to Satan as a “god”:

 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving…” – 2 Corinthians 4:3-4

This is a reference to Satan’s worldly influence and authority during this age, at least until Jesus Christ shows up on a white horse with a sword to deal with him. It doesn’t mean Satan created anything. Satan can manipulate creation for his twisted purposes, and even contributed to the corruption of mankind, but he didn’t create anything.

Paul also clarified that we are created in God’s image:

For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God…” -2 Corinthians 11:7


Therefore, men and women are created in the image of God, the Lord God, the Creator God.

Deception #5: During the birth pangs or tribulation, a select group of Christians will receive glorified (immortal) bodies and walk the earth with invincible power.

This does not line up with Bible prophecies about the end times. It also presents a temptation to pride, if we start thinking we are God’s elite superheroes instead of his humble servants.

Yes, the saints will receive glorified bodies, but we won’t walk the earth with those bodies until Jesus Christ returns on a white horse leading the armies of heaven to vanquish the beast, the kings of the earth and their armies. I believe we will be part of Jesus’ triumphant heavenly army. In Revelation 19, notice that the bride and the heavenly army are dressed with “fine linen, white and clean.” The bride are also soldiers! The description of the Lord’s army in Joel 2 also suggests glorified bodies.

The Apostle Paul revealed the mystery of our bodies becoming immortal, as they would have been before the fall in the Garden of Eden:

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.” – 1 Corinthians 15:51-53

Note that some Christians will still be alive on the earth at this event. It is associated with the “last trumpet” and concurrent with the resurrection of the just. Here is another description of the same event:

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

After the trumpet sound and, by implication, our bodies are changed, we will meet the Lord in the air and will always be with him. It does not say we will continue walking the earth, but that we will remain with the Lord.

After Satan (the dragon) and his angels are thrown to earth in Revelation 12, they will persecute the saints (the woman):

And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.” –
Revelation 12:13-14
 
But after a short while, the persecuted saints will be delivered from the presence of the serpent. Since Satan will inhabit the earth at that time, the place of deliverance must be somewhere other than earth. Heaven? In any case, this description of events does not support the notion of immortal superheroes vanquishing Satan and his ranks on earth (before Jesus Christ returns on the Day of the Lord). The saints will not be defenseless, having the power of God’s Spirit and the authority of Christ, but will not be immortal either.


By the way, the reference to wings of an eagle and the wilderness are an allusion to how God delivered the Israelites out of Egypt, including the just-in-time rescue of parting the Red Sea, and bringing them to the presence of God on Mt. Sinai:

Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, ‘Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: “You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself.”‘” – Exodus 19:3-4

Furthermore, the following verses speak to the overwhelming power of the beast over even the saints during the Great Tribulation, which contradicts the idea of invincible, immortal Christians on the earth:

There was given to him [the beast] a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him… It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.” – Revelation 13:5,7

‘How long will it be until the end of these wonders?’ I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.” – Daniel 12:6-7

The deception of immortal Christians on earth before the Day of the Lord reinforces a doctrine which some refer to as “the manifest sons of God” or “shining ones” teaching: 

http://www.letusreason.org/latrain1.htm 

This doctrine appeared recently at Dan Duval’s Bride Ministries and apparently led to pride, deceit and occult practices: 

http://beyondthephysical.blogspot.com/2016/12/why-i-left-bride-ministries.html 

Since I made several positive references to Dan Duval’s ministries on my blog in the past, I feel obligated to call this out and say I don’t support or condone that ministry anymore.



Even Some with Discernment Will Stumble – Part I



A couple days ago my wife and I went on a date night to the local ski resort for some evening skiing. It was nice to get up on the mountain for some fresh air and clear views while the grandparents watched the kids. But I think I skied one run too many because I fell spectacularly the last time down. Somehow I turned too sharply, clipped off one of my skis and fell over. There was a patina of ice on the slope and I slid quickly downhill. I tried to dig in my remaining ski as a brake but flipped around so I was sliding down head first on my back. So I rolled lengthwise to get the ski under me again and tried to dig in the edge. It was tough but eventually I came to rest on the side of the run near the trees.

A compassionate snowboarder brought down my other ski and asked if I was okay. I said yes and thanked him. The fall had pulled the hat and goggles off my head and I just lay there a couple minutes, shaking the ice out of my hair and thinking, “What the heck just happened?”

Which is how I have felt in general recently

Some Will Stumble

This blog has been fairly quiet lately because, to be honest, I sense the time of warning is over. The Lord’s judgment is upon America and things will break loose any day. People have either received the message or not.

However, after published my previous post in November, Living in the Time of the Antichrist – The Message of Daniel 11:32-35, I was not expecting to see a fulfillment of the Daniel 11:35 prophecy right away:

Even some of those with discernment will stumble, so that some of them will be refined, purified and cleansed for an end yet to come at the designated time.” (Complete Jewish Bible)


But in fact this is what happened. Christians, even in the “awake” remnant community, have been falling into error and deception all over the place. Personally, in the last couple of weeks I have seen trial and temptation and stumbling too. I was racked with frustration and doubt about prophetic fulfillments a couple weeks ago. Fear, lust, anger and unforgiveness have raised their ugly heads. My older daughter got a gushing nosebleed in the middle of the night that lasted so long I feared she might lose consciousness or have to go to the ER because of blood loss. (It turns out she has an allergy or some strange reaction to artificial food coloring in food!) I have felt rattled and then watching other people I respect stumble has only added to it.


I have seen solid people with prophetic gifts suddenly put forth messages and doctrines that contradict the Scriptures. When reproved, they dig in their heels. A person who is normally sweet-natured and kind wrote a venomous post with false teaching. A ministry I thought was credible and listened to their shows has been exposed for deception and teaching sorcery! I’m seeing people criticize others with harshness and condemnation, creating fractures and divisions among believers.


Folks, Satan & Co. are having a field day. They are probing for weaknesses and stepping up attacks everywhere. The spiritual battle described in Ephesians 6 is real. If the enemy can coax a Christian to fall into sin or deception, they can discredit or derail their ministry and cause mayhem in general. If they can coax Christians to hurt each other, they can create divisions, and a house divided against itself cannot stand.


I want to warn everyone, including myself, that we need to stay close to Jesus, guard our hearts and repent often.

Avoiding Deception

My wife and I asked God how to avoid being deceived and were led to this verse:

The rod has budded; arrogance has blossomed.” – Ezekiel 7:10


Pride is a soul killer and an open door for deception. If we think we have it all figured out, and won’t let God continue to teach and mold us, then we are setting ourselves up for deception. Spiritual discernment begins with humility and purity of heart. It’s not about intelligence or education or belonging to the right club. God did not choose Moses to lead the nation of Israel because Moses had all the “right answers.” He chose Moses because he was humble:


Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.” – Numbers 12:3


In contrast, the spirit of America, which is the daughter of Babylon or mystery Babylon in the Scriptures, is PRIDE:


Now, then, hear this, you sensual one, who dwells securely, who says in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me. I will not sit as a widow, nor know loss of children.’” – Isaiah 47:8


And pride comes before the fall:


Pride goes before destruction, and arrogance before failure.” – Proverbs 16:18


In fact, any sin creates an open door for the enemy to slip in deceptions. This is why we have to listen to the Holy Spirit, read the Bible, stay true to its teaching and repent often.

To read the second part of this post, click here.

Living in the Time of the Antichrist – The Message of Daniel 11:32-35



Daniel 11:32-35 has profound things to say about what it will be like during the time of the antichrist. We should expect great deception, false gospels, persecution, treachery and betrayal. We will also see a remnant who “know their God” stand up and perform great deeds for God’s glory. They will shine the light of truth during a dark time and open the eyes of many. Some will stumble and fall, but the Lord will use it to refine and purify them. The end times will be an opportunity to advance the kingdom of heaven like no other time in history. 

Barack Obama Is the AC 

When is the time of the antichrist? We are in it right now. 

I hope you know the identity of the antichrist. If not, please ask God to show you and confirm it. There will be enormous, other-worldly, sinister deceptions associated with this person: The mark of the beast (Rev. 13:16-18), World War III (Ezekiel 38), FEMA death camps (Daniel 11:33) and an alien invasion (Rev. 12:9). Anyone who does not understand who he is will more likely fall prey. Lives and souls are at risk – and the consequences will resonate into eternity. 


God will show you if you ask in faith. Here are some relevant videos and articles: 

The Age of Deception 

When asked by his disciples about the end of the age, Jesus began:

“See to it that no one misleads you.” – Matthew 24:4, NASB

Two or three more times in the following passage, Jesus warned about being misled and deceived. “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

THE END TIMES ARE THE AGE OF DECEPTION! We have to guard against deceptions because falling for them is costly. That cost could be eternal damnation for those who do not come to faith in Jesus Christ. It could be that our lives or the lives of others are cut short. It can affect the soundness of our faith, our testimony and mission and our rewards in heaven. 

To guard against deception, we first have to make sure our hearts are yielded to the Lord. The enemy is expert at playing on our natural desires. If we are not fully yielded to God, it is easy for Satan to mislead us with his tricks and wiles that tickle our ears. We also must learn to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and receive the truth from him. The deceptions of this age will be so great that our natural minds won’t be able to sort them out. We need the supernatural discernment that comes from the Spirit of truth.

There is a deception in play right now that I see many Christians falling for, even those in the “awake” community. The deception is that Donald Trump is a political savior and God is granting America a reprieve.

What I am hearing from the Lord – and what everyone whose walk with the Lord I deeply respect is hearing – is that America is under judgment for its wickedness and rebellion against God. America is a fallen nation that God is handing over to a series of judgments that will culminate in its destruction. It is Mystery Babylon (Revelation 17-18). I know these are hard words, but that is the reality we face.

According to the Scriptures, the only way to soften or defer judgment is for the people to repent of their wickedness and turn back to the Lord in brokenness and humility. Has America repented of its 60 million aborted children and counting, or is abortion still flourishing and even subsidized by our federal tax dollars? Has America repented of its sexual deviancy, or do we continue to produce the majority of global pornography and celebrate every form of gender confusion and sexual deviancy? Has America stopped its endless series of foreign wars to preserve our hegemony and economic dominance – as if destroying millions of lives and toppling societies around the world is okay as long as America can stay on top? Has America stopped stealing from the rest of the world by printing dollars and exporting our inflation, taking advantage of the dollar’s status as world reserve currency and de facto currency for the global oil trade? Has America exposed and rooted out the rampant Satanism in government, banking and entertainment industries, or do blood sacrifices, occult rituals, pedophilia and child sex trafficking continue among the elite in these industries? (Wikileaks and government whistle blowers have been exposing this issue, in addition to witnesses coming forth for decades.)

I’m sorry, but America has not repented and does not deserve a reprieve. Voting for Trump is not a substitute for repentance.

Remember who is in the Oval Office now. Do you really think he is just going to retire to Hawaii and spend his time at the beach surfing? Moreover, the presidential election is not over yet. The electoral college is scheduled to vote later in December. Congress is supposed to count the votes and declare a winner on January 6, and the inauguration is scheduled for January 20. Much is still in play. Stay alert.

When it turns out that Trump is not a political savior, how will it affect the Christians who put their faith in him? Will they lose their faith? Will they question God because they were led to believe Trump was God’s anointed? Will people feel angry and justified in acting out against the government when the regime defies the will of the people? Will they commit acts of violence, or will false flag attacks be staged and attributed to Christian Trump supporters? You know Obama will use that as a pretext to label Christian right-wingers as terrorists and begin persecution.

This is a trap, folks.

The Time of the Antichrist – Daniel 11:32-35 

When studying end-times Bible prophecies, please bear in mind what the Lord told Daniel:

Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time.” – Daniel 12:9

Scripture says the full meaning of these prophecies are hidden until the end times. It is as if God put a time-lock on them so their meaning would only be fully revealed at the opportune time by his Spirit. Why? I can only guess. Maybe He didn’t want us to ever think we have it all figured out and become prideful and stop coming to him for wisdom and direction.

What the Lord showed me about Daniel 11:32-35, I couldn’t fully explain with the words in the New American Standard Bible (NASB), the version I normally use. However, when I looked at these verses in the Septuagint and Complete Jewish Bible in conjunction with the NASB, all the meanings came out. Different translations highlighted different aspects.

By the way, the Complete Jewish Bible is a translation of the Old and New Testament from a distinctly Jewish perspective. I have really enjoyed reading it – and share the translator’s opinion that some of the Jewish/Hebrew context of Scripture is lost in other English translations. The Septuagint was the first translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into Greek between the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. by 70 or 72 Jewish scholars. Most Old Testament quotations in the New Testament are based on the Septuagint Bible. The early church fathers quoted it and the Eastern Orthodox Church still considers it the authoritative Old Testament text. The Book of Daniel has a unique history in the Septuagint, which you can read here if interested.

Daniel 11:32 

“And by smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.” – NASB

Those who act wickedly against the covenant he will corrupt with his blandishments, but the people who know their God will stand firm and prevail.” – Complete Jewish Bible 

This is about the antichrist. He will influence people with smooth words, with flattering and coaxing speech, to commit wickedness against God’s covenant. If Obama is known for anything, it is for smooth, manipulative words.

What is the covenant in this passage? The Bible establishes five covenants that God has made with mankind:

1) The covenant with Noah – Promising never again to flood the earth, and that summer and winter, seedtime and harvest, and day and night shall not cease so long as the earth remains.
2) The covenant with Abraham – Promising to make Abraham a great nation, to bless those who bless him and curse those who curse him, to bless all the families of the earth through his, and to give his descendants the land of Canaan.
3) The covenant with Moses – Given at Mt. Sinai, God established his law, the standard for righteousness and right living, with blessings for obedience and curses for turning away from the Lord.
4) The covenant with King David – Promising to establish David’s house, kingdom and throne before the Lord forever.
5) The new covenant in Christ’s blood – “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood,” Jesus said in Luke 22:20. This covenant is the promise salvation and forgiveness of sins through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is accompanied by the great outpouring of God’s Spirit, which brings power, truth and spiritual gifts. “And it will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” – Joel 2:28


Which covenant is this passage referring to? In a sense, all of them, but especially the last because it represents the culmination of God’s covenants with mankind.

All God’s covenants – i.e. agreements with and promises to mankind – remain in effect and will be fulfilled. His word endures forever. These covenants are like layers in a cake, each building on the ones before. They are expressions of God’s lovingkindness and righteousness and his agenda for redeeming and restoring mankind to himself. Adam and Eve began in perfection but fell into sin and depravity, which became our inheritance as sons and daughters of Adam. But through his covenants and ultimately in his Son Jesus Christ, God restores us to holiness and communion with him.

And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be delivered.” – Joel 2:32

Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.” – Galatians 3:24

Therefore, the antichrist, animated by Satan, will stand in opposition to God’s agenda for redeeming mankind. This is what it means to act wickedly against the covenant. He will use smooth words to cause people to oppose the message, i.e. the gospel, and against the messengers, i.e. God’s people, his elect. This will take the form of persecution – onerous laws and targeted enforcement, FEMA camps, Islamic jihad, forced vaccinations with toxic or mind-altering effects, etc. There will also be deceptions and false gospels – transhumanism, disclosure and the alien gospel, a fake alien invasion, Project Blue Beam.

Yet in the face of all this opposition, a remnant of believers will stand up, show strength and prevail! They will perform valiant deeds to advance the kingdom of heaven. Who will be among their ranks? As the verse states, it will be those who know their God. This is the key. We must draw near to God in humility, learn to hear his voice and follow the leading of his Spirit.

Daniel 11:33 

“And those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder, for many days.” – NASB

“Those among the people who have discernment will cause the rest of the people to understand what is happening; nevertheless, for a while they will fall victim to sword, fire, exile and pillage.” – Complete Jewish Bible 

There will be a group of believers who have discernment and insight and are able to explain truth to others. This includes the truth about faith and righteousness and reconciliation with God. The Jewish Bible highlights another aspect of discernment. They will also be able to explain to people what is happening. The end times is a period of enormous upheaval, spectacular events and great deception. Most people will be shocked and overwhelmed and fall for the many deceptions unfolding before their eyes. Yet God will preserve a remnant who see through it and can instruct others to help preserve lives and souls.

Continuing with the theme of opposition to the covenant, there will be Christian persecution in the form of violence, burning, imprisonment, theft and displacement. Displacement is a word associated with refugees, and the Jews know it as exile. All these tribulations are happening right now to Christians in the Middle East and are beginning to happen in the Western world too.

We should all expect persecution. Even if you believe in a miraculous rescue of the saints as I do, please don’t let your guard down and think you won’t have to face the trials of persecution. The Scriptures say otherwise – here and in many other places. The doctrine of pre-tribulation rapture is a siren song that lulls Christians to sleep and makes them unprepared for the coming trials. Those who embrace it are apt to lose their hope and faith when things aren’t as easy and pain-free as they were told. 

God is in control, but we have to do our part to make it through these times. The prophecies and warnings in Scripture are not to be ignored. Noah saved his family from the flood by building an ark, Joseph saved the world from famine by storing up seven years of grain, and Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness gathered manna from heaven for that day’s rations. What should we do and how should we prepare? Each of us must go to God in faith to ask and receive an individual, personalized answer to this question.

Daniel 11:34 

“Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy.” – NASB

“When they stumble, they will receive a little help, although many who join them will be insincere.” – Complete Jewish Bible 

And when they are weak they shall be helped with a little help: but many shall attach themselves to them with treachery.” – Brenton Septuagint

The Hebrew word כָּשַׁל orkashal appears three times in verses 32-35. The NASB translates this word as “fall,” while the Jewish Bible translates the first occurrence as “fall victim” and the second and third as “stumble.” The Septuagint uses “fall,” “are weak” and “fall.” Like many words in English, kashal has different senses of meaning. This passage in Hebrew seems to have a form of poetic expression where the meaning of kashalshifts subtly with each use. 

Here is a definition of kashalfrom Strong’s Concordance:

“A primitive root; to totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, especially the ankle); by implication to falter, stumble, faint or fall: – bereave [from the margin], cast down, be decayed, (cause to) fail, (cause, make to) fall (down, -ing), feeble, be (the) ruin (-ed, of), (be) overthrown, (cause to) stumble, X utterly, be weak.”

The root of the word means to totter or waver, as in to go wobbly in the legs. Kashal can mean to fall as in fall victim to persecution, as in the previous verse 33. In the current verse 34, the meaning shifts to: to stumble or to be in a state of weakness, by implication because of the tribulations and persecution. In the following verse 35, the context suggests another shift in meaning to: to stumble due to a moral or spiritual failing.

When they – those who know their God – are weakened in the face of persecutions and tribulations, they will receive a little help. God looks out for his own! No doubt the Lord will send his angels to deliver supernaturally and we will see astonishing events. In this case, the verse seems to refer to help that will come from people in their community. Because immediately after the reference to help is a warning about some of the people who join us: Many will be insincere, hypocritical or, as the Septuagint puts it, treacherous.

BEWARE OF BETRAYAL! People in our community will betray us. Jesus gave the same warning regarding the end times:

You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends; some of you they will have put to death; and everyone will hate you because of me.” – Luke 21:16-17, Complete Jewish Bible

The extreme pressure of events, combined with satanic deceptions, the darkness within humanity and the influence of the antichrist, will force a stark separation between those who know God and those who do not, between the wheat and the tares, the sheep and the goats. We are being warned that this will foment into hatred, hypocrisy and betrayal against us.

This problem is made worse by the literally millions of victims of government-sponsored mind control and satanic ritual abuse in the world. These people have been subjected to horrific abuse in order to fracture their personalities and create programmable alters or alternate personalities that reside in their subconscious minds (i.e. dissociative identity disorder). The presenting personality is not even aware that the alters exist or what they do. When triggered, the alters can commit horrible acts and, after switching back, the presenting personality is not aware of any of it. It’s unbelievable stuff, but does exist. If you want to learn more about this topic, I recommend this SRA/DID video training series

These are days when we really need to listen to voice of the Holy Spirit. We don’t have to be fearful or paranoid or hide in a cave. But we need supernatural discernment. If the Spirit moves us to avoid a person, group, place or event, we should do it without hesitation. Even if everything seems fine on the surface, we don’t know what is happening behind the scenes or in the hidden parts of people’s hearts. Or if He moves us to connect with a certain person, we also should do that. Appearances can be deceiving, good or bad. We need the penetrating eyes of God’s Spirit to lead us around the traps and snares.

Daniel 11:35 

“And some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge, and make them pure, until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.” – NASB

“Even some of those with discernment will stumble, so that some of them will be refined, purified and cleansed for an end yet to come at the designated time.” – Complete Jewish Bible 

Verses 32 and 33 already established that those who know their God and have insight will face persecution and stumble. Then why does this verse single out some of those with insight and say they too will stumble, to the effect that they become refined and purified? And why does the Complete Jewish Bible use the phrase “even some,” as if to say it is unusual or surprising this would happen? Again, Christian persecution will be the norm, so this shouldn’t be surprising.

It doesn’t quite make sense, unless this verse implies a different kind of stumbling – as in stumbling into sin, deception, faithlessness or despair. I believe that is exactly what this verse is talking about. The tribulations and deceptions will be so intense that even some with discernment will stumble morally and spiritually. We are all human, fleshly and fallible, so in that sense this isn’t a surprise.

But the good news is that God will use this to refine and purify us. It will be humbling and painful, but God is our faithful redeemer and He will use it for our good in the end. It will become part of our growth in Christ. To me this is reassuring and brings to mind Romans 8:31:

If God is for us, who can be against us?

Because the end has not yet come. We have to see this all the way and endure to the end!

Conclusion 

The end times are an exceptional period, like no other in human history. From the creation of Adam and Eve until the return of the Messiah, this is the greatest time to shine the truth and advance the kingdom of heaven:

And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” – Daniel 12:3

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you, and His glory will appear upon you. And nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” – Isaiah 60:1-3

APPENDIX: Daniel 11:32-35 Full Quotations 

Those who act wickedly against the covenant he will corrupt with his blandishments, but the people who know their God will stand firm and prevail. Those among the people who have discernment will cause the rest of the people to understand what is happening; nevertheless, for a while they will fall victim to sword, fire, exile and pillage. When they stumble, they will receive a little help, although many who join them will be insincere. Even some of those with discernment will stumble, so that some of them will be refined, purified and cleansed for an end yet to come at the designated time.” – Daniel 11: 32-35, Complete Jewish Bible 

“And the transgressors shall bring about a covenant by deceitful ways: but a people knowing their God shall prevail, and do valiantly. And the intelligent of the people shall understand much: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, and by captivity, and by spoil of many days. And when they are weak they shall be helped with a little help: but many shall attach themselves to them with treachery. And some of them that understand shall fall, to try them as with fire, and to test them, and that they may be manifested at the time of the end, for the matter is yet for a set time.” – Daniel 11:32-35, Brenton Septuagint

And by smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action. And those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder, for many days. Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy. And some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge, and make them pure, until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.” – Daniel 11:32-35 NASB

"Peace and Safety," then Sudden Destruction


Where are we as a nation now? Are happy days here again and the republic restored?

No, we are caught in a delusion, a snare, a trap.This is where we are at this moment, 1 Thessalonians 5:3:

While they are saying, “Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

Watch this scene from the movie Jaws 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkCTqg_f6LA&feature=youtu.be

Don’t fall asleep, folks. Things are NOT as they seem.


It Is He Who Changes the Times and the Epochs

Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever,
For wisdom and power belong to Him. 

It is He who changes the times and the epochs;
He removes kings and establishes kings;

He gives wisdom to wise men
And knowledge to men of understanding. 

It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
 

And the light dwells with Him.

 – Daniel 2:20-22

His Judgments Are Righteous and True

My heart feels very heavy today. After spending some time with the Lord in prayer, these things came to my heart and mind…

The cup of wickedness is full and it is time for judgments to begin.

The Lord’s judgments are a mercy, because the wickedness, the rebellion, the deception must stop. Hearts are so hard and full of pride. Only the severe hand of judgment can break the hearts of some, humble them and bring them to repentance, so they can finally receive mercy and be saved from the destiny that belongs to Satan and his angels.

God has called a remnant to dispense his mercy and truth during this time of judgment. Our hour to shine is coming soon!

Revelation 19:1-2

After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God; because His judgments are true and righteous; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and He has avenged the blood of His bond-servants on her.’

Isaiah 63:1-4

Who is this who comes from Edom,
With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah,
This One who is majestic in His apparel,

Marching in the greatness of His strength?

‘It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.’

Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?
 

‘I have trodden the wine trough alone,
And from the peoples there was no man with Me.
I also trod them in My anger
And trampled them in My wrath;
And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments,
And I stained all My raiment.

For the day of vengeance was in My heart, 
And My year of redemption has come.’

Redemption Will Come with Vengeance, Salvation Will Come with Wrath

Isaiah 63:1-6
Who is this who comes from Edom,
With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah,
This One who is majestic in His apparel,

Marching in the greatness of His strength?
 

‘It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.’
 
Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?

‘I have trodden the wine trough alone,
And from the peoples there was no man with Me.
I also trod them in My anger
And trampled them in My wrath;
And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments,
And I stained all My raiment.

For the day of vengeance was in My heart,
And My year of redemption has come.

I looked, and there was no one to help,
And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold;
So My own arm brought salvation to Me,
And My wrath upheld Me.

I trod down the peoples in My anger
And made them drunk in My wrath,
 

And I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.‘”

WARNING: If God wants to do a work in you, let him do it

I am seeing people and ministries get sidelined and taken out. Darkness is rising and satanic delusions are rising exponentially. But so is God’s guidance and power if we draw near to him.

I need to issue a warning, to myself and to anyone who will listen. If God wants to do a work in us, we need humble ourselves right away and let him do it. Dealing with issues of character, clearing out deceptions, healing wounds, receiving his direction. If we are walking with Jesus, we are all going through the wash right now. Because the Lord wants a clean bride when He returns. He also wants us to be sharp, polished arrows in his quiver to strike the enemy and expand the Kingdom of Heaven right now. A big revival is coming, though I have a feeling the window of opportunity will be short.

This is the hour of judgment. If we do not humble ourselves when the Holy Spirit comes calling, then we are consigning ourselves to judgment. Maybe at other times, these issues would have been allowed to slide or be deferred. But not now. This is the end.

If anyone does not understand that our nation has come under God’s judgment, he or she is not listening to the Holy Spirit. I say that unequivocally and as a warning, because anyone who is not standing with the Lord when judgment hits will be swept away by it. When I say judgment, I am talking about what ancient Israel experienced, Old Testament-style SWORD, FAMINE AND PESTILENCE. These calamities are coming soon and have already begun.

The modern American church has been consumed by a false gospel. It says, “We just have to love everybody and talk about God’s grace,” but there is little or no mention of sin, repentance and judgment. I hear this message all the time on Christian radio. The message is popular and fills churches, but it’s like a spiritual anesthesia that puts people to sleep. It makes people think they are walking with God, when they aren’t. They may not even know God at all, but are deceived into thinking that attending “church” makes them Christians. The truth is we can only know God after He breathes life into our spirits – born again, as Jesus said.

The Lord’s supernatural protection is for those who draw near to him and walk with him:

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!'” – Psalm 91:1-2


For Christians who are not walking with God when judgment comes, it’s going to mean one of three things:

1) The pressure of calamity will drive them to repentance and they will be restored, or

2) They will perish during the calamities and pass into eternity on a note of unfaithfulness, having lost the opportunity to serve the Kingdom of Heaven at the most critical hour. God is fair and absolutely rewards faithfulness. Please see the parable of the talents, or

3) They will suffer through the calamities and find themselves left behind after Jesus comes to rescue his bride before the Great Tribulation. I believe there will many tears of repentance when people realize how severe the consequences will be for not heeding the Lord when the opportunity was given. The Rapture is not for all Christians, but for those are walking with him when He comes. If you don’t believe that, please see the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25. All ten were virgins, all had lamps and all wanted to see the bridegroom. But only the five who had extra oil for their lamps came to the wedding feast. These were the Christians who maintained their relationships with the Lord Jesus to the end. They stayed alert and persevered:

Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” – Luke 21:34-36

Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” – Revelation 3:10

Again, God is fair, and mercy triumphs over judgment:
 
“…God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” – 1 Timothy 2:4-5

He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.” – Revelation 3:12