To Vax or Not to Vax?

The Real Question, Are You Immunized in Christ? by Charles Pretlow January 20, 2022

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven…  And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:10-11; 25-28).

Fear and Foreboding—Driving Panic, Paranoia and Despotic Control

If you don’t think the world and America is on the threshold of the Great Tribulation, then you are ignorant of Christ’s warning words found in Scripture or you are stubbornly ignoring all the signs Christ laid out.

The world, Americans and most Christians are held spellbound by the love of this life, unwilling to realize the end is now upon us. Because of the gradual increases in all the end-time signs Christ laid out in Scripture, few realize these end-time troubles will just get worse. What is interesting about Christ’s end-time words is His prediction of how this current spellbound condition would be just like the days of Noah:

“For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.  For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man” (Matthew 24:37-39).

With all these signs coming to pass, there should be an awakening to what Christ taught about how to become ready to stand before Him when he appears. Instead, there is a desire to restore normalcy and save America. This incessant desire continues to keep most Christians and God’s lost sheep in false hope, spinning their wheels trying to figure out how to survive and fight these troubles.

In Noah’s day it was a party-hardy attitude right up until the rains fell and Noah entered the ark. Today, entertainment, luxury living, good food, vacations, perverse sexual passions, marriage and relationship obsessions, job promotions, a new car, cell phones, gaming, social media, year-round spring break debauchery, and much more add up to a universal cultural drunken stupor.

This spellbound condition includes most of Christianity, where Evangelical, Charismatic, and Pentecostal Christians maintain a rich and prosperous life on Earth, in want of nothing. This false sense of security is beginning to crumble with this pandemic and rising persecution. Few realize they have a lukewarm relationship with Christ and are at risk of being spewed from Christ’s mouth.

There is a movement among Christians to prepare for the worst and try to ride out the storm by prepping. My Christian dentist believes America won’t get to back to normal without an armed insurrection and revolution to restore the constitution. His quote, “We won’t get back to normal unless there is a blood bath.”

As these end-time challenges mount up, there is also an exodus from Church attendance, as many lukewarm believers are losing interest in following Christ. Blame it on COVID as the main issue, however, the real issue is a lukewarm relationship with Christ filled with apathy.

Entertaining worship, easy going sermonettes, counterfeit spiritual manifestations (false signs and wonders), along with social good works are symptoms of a people of God in love with this life and the pleasures of this world—asleep at the helm of their life as the end of this age roars to its finale.

Most believers today are driven by carnal energy, and many have become burned out from following Christ from afar. This condition instills loss of interest in the church scene, church work, and lack of divine energy for ministry.

Is this Killer Pestilence Going to Awaken God’s People?

And now, as this pandemic continues, with increased persecution and church attendance falling, panic is befalling Christian leadership where the call for revival and awakening is a constant call to arms—unfortunately this call to restore America as a Christian nation is too little too late!

Now, with the COVID pandemic added to the mix of end-time signs, fear is beginning to grip many. Fear and trepidation will continue to expand amongst the populace as well as the unprepared Christian as these pre–Great Tribulation indicators increase.

Conspiracy theories are running rapid, many are true, however, many are created from fear mongers who don’t properly comprehend Christ warnings and explanation on how the end will unfold. Even worse, few pay attention to Christ’s words on how to escape all that is now starting to come upon the world. Some Christians are realizing that there is no place to escape and hide just as Christ warned: “For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth” (Luke 21:35).

On the other hand, many good-hearted Christians who follow Christ from afar are trying to hold back the end-time tide of trouble—a useless waste of time, of resources, and effort. Other Christians have become awakened and realize that all these things are end-time signs, with anticipation that the coming antichrist rule is just around the corner. In paranoia, many panic imagining the activation of the mark of the beast in all manner of ways. Most are ignorant of Christ words on the matter, which again reflects a lukewarm relationship with Christ.

In a recent ministry publication, we wrote: “The coming judgments upon America will make the current administration look foolish because of its inability to give direction or solve the many problems, disasters, and perplexing troubles that are about to befall America and the world. This coming worldwide political chaos and impotency will create a leadership vacuum making way for the antichrist rule.” See the full publication What Did Christ Say About Our Troubling Times?

Indeed, the Biden-Harris administration is a distressing farce and is falling apart. This political debacle is just another sign Christ pointed out to watch for – “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves” (Luke 21:25).

Satan’s Smoke Screen Distractions: Conspiracies, False Alarmists, Fear Mongers, False Prophets

Christ warned that in the last days of this age, especially during the Great Tribulation period all manner of deception would come upon the world: “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.  But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand” (Mark 13:22-23).

We are instructed beforehand to be on guard and not be deceived or become bogged down by the cares of this life and luxury living that creates a spell binding condition that so many now suffer: “But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36).

When we cling to the love of this life on Earth, worry and fume over American culture and institutions deteriorating, our attention to Christ’s words and the leadership of the Holy Spirit becomes compromised. Believers in this condition can easily fail to react or in many cases overreact by the many deceptions and troubles. Many will crumble in faith as these world, national, and personal challenges increase.

All the chaos and confusion, false alarms, opinions, mark of the beast theories, false teachings, and political promises are Satan’s smoke screen to deceive, if possible, the true and readied Christian. All this confusion, end-time noise and false teachings are holding most of God’s people in apathy or in panic.

A Compromised Relationship with Christ

Most Christians have a compromised relationship with Christ and don’t realize their condition. As these last days troubles increase, many will fall away or become a victim of a calamity or die prematurely by the pandemic or other medical issues. Many will be assassinated by the powers of darkness as they take on spiritual battles in the flesh.

Few Christians embrace the sanctification process and the discipline of the Lord that facilitates cleansing and healing within. Like Peter, many are doubleminded (have multiple personalities) and are at risk of being sifted by Satan. Many will experience their weak faith in Christ fail because they avoided the discipline of the Lord, recoiling and hiding from fiery trials. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4).

Having a compromised relationship with Christ puts such a believer at greater risk than that of a true servant of Christ. Working out one’s salvation humbly, in fear and trembling is virtually unheard of from most pulpits. That is why few obtain the fulness of Christ in order to walk in the full armor of God.

The Deadly Reality of COVID

Christ warned of pestilences (pandemics) as well as all the other troubles that would create fear and foreboding. The world governments are in distress as to how to stop this pandemic that is real and deadly, as they ignorantly make knee jerk decisions, making overreaching mandates that limits individual freedoms.

These troubles are part of Satan’s strategy to shepherd the masses towards a one world order leading into the antichrist rule, with the left leaning politicians, along with government appointed science gurus, tech companies, and medical experts ignorantly acting as Satan’s pawns.

This virus is potent and deadly and seems to continue on and on. Many, despite being vaccinated have come down with the virus. However, most of the vaccinated have fared better in not getting the virus or having milder symptoms. The current trend for the unvaccinated is worst symptoms that often requires hospitalization. Politicization of COVID increases by false overstated cases and the suppression of deaths related to the COVID vaccines. The true statistics are buried in various studies suppressed by the media and politized science. This pandemic is a distressing and perplexing problem playing out exactly as Christ predicted as part of the end-of-this-age nightmarish troubles.

Christian leaders are all over the board with recommendations and opinions about these troubles and the pandemic. Few warn as they should concerning this dark hour.

I’m thinking of R. Loren Sandford, how he was warned that we are in the last days, heading towards the Great Tribulation. He refused to give up his Amillennialists position that the Church will usher in the second coming of Christ. Sandford downplayed the rising persecution, unparalleled evil rising in society, and the many end-time signs Christ forewarned would come. Worse, Loren ignored the potency of the pandemic and viewed vaccines as not necessary. Unfortunately, in September 2021, Pastor R. Loren Sandford, died in the hospital due to complications from COVID-19.

This is my counsel: The pandemic is real, and Christ made it clear that this and other end-time troubles will be terrifying and deadly, especially for the unprepared. It is up to each individual believer to hear from the Holy Spirit for themselves as to what they should do – to vax or not to vax and so forth.

This vaccine is not the mark of beast. It is risky to take but does help many. If you are led to not become vaccinated, you better know if you are immune in Christ, because this disease is deadly. Unfortunately, most believers have compromised relationship with Christ and have a hard time hearing from Christ and being led by the Holy Spirit. The only way forward is to follow Christ words on how to escape all that is now upon us and increasing.

The scary trend towards the mark of the beast is revealed with Sweden’s vaccination passport requirements. At the beginning of December, Sweden enacted new rules requiring individuals to have a passport at all events with more than 100 people. Following that announcement, a number of people got microchips inserted under their skin increased dramatically. This microchip holds vaccination information and be scanned. Around 6,000 people in Sweden have so far had a chip inserted in their hands.

Slowly the true mark of the beast science and technology is becoming a global tool to be enforced by the second beast of Revelation.

Another recent publication highlights how the antichrist will most likely come into power. You are welcome to read the PDF version of “Extraterrestrial Deception – Exposing the Second Beast’s Identity and its Source of Power”

How Do We Escape All These Troubles and Deadly Threats?

Jesus explained how the end of this age would unfold in the Gospels, but few rightly understand Christ words in order to become ready to endure and escape all these terrible things. “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.  For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth.  But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:34-36).

What kind of strength do we need to pray for that will allow us to escape these things and stand before Christ and be rescued by His angels when He appears?

It is a strength of faith in Christ, in his protection, in his leadership, in his provision, in his power, his healing grace and his mercy!

You can have some of Christ or all of Christ. Having just some of Christ in the end may not be enough.

The call and mission for true leadership is to equip believers in their care to obtain true Christlike character and grow up into Christ: “Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ… Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” (Ephesians 4:13, 15).

This strong relationship with Christ (where he is the head and he is our everything) is obtained by developing true Christlike character, molded, and etched by the hand of God within the heart, mind, and spirit of the sincere Christian. Far too many sincere Christians are driven by carnal energy with mixed motives of heart, enamored with the cares of this life and the love of this world. They follow Christ’s name, but do not really know Christ to rightly hear His voice and obey the leadership of the Holy Spirit with pure motives of heart.

Peter followed Christ in a shallow faith and was convinced that he could follow Christ into prison and unto death. In gross denial of his inner non-Christlike character, (even after Christ confronted him with the truth of his weak inner condition), Peter continued on arrogantly. (Peter’s weak carnal condition is a depiction of what most Evangelical, Charismatic, and Pentecostal Christians suffer today. God’s people, especially in America, hear but do not hear, see but do not see.)

Jesus allowed the devil to sift Peter to the point of brokenness. Not only Peter, but the rest of the disciples were thrown into fear and terror, hiding from the Temple leadership and their guards. When Peter initially realized Christ was correct in calling him out as a coward (to the point of denying even knowing Christ), Peter’s denial was finally broken, but found himself full of self-pity and bitterness.

After Christ’s resurrection, the Lord continued to confront Peter on his inner condition and how he loved the things of this life and his own life much more than he loved Jesus.

Breaking Denial and Racing Towards the Midnight Cry Awakening

Jesus is using the COVID pandemic and the ever-increasing end-time troubles to break denial and awaken His Church. Personal trials, sickness, premature death, false prophet’s and confusing end-time false teachings, false alarmists and conspiracy fear-mongers, loss of freedoms from government overreach, financial pressures and so forth are going to increase. These troubles will sift most believers and expose how unprepared they are and how weak their faith is.

Sanctification, Fiery Trials (Discipline of the Lord), and a Life of Prayer: The sincere yet carnal Christian is being forced to wake up to the reality that the end-of-this-age is upon us. In waking up, the true believer must develop a desire to be changed within the inner being, to become Christlike and filled with the fulness of Christ. A profound realization that the end is upon us just as Christ explained: Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28).

Those who are awaken will learn to develop a life of prayer, seeking to be transformed within the inmost self to be Christlike. These believers will renounce false teachings and realize they have been taught to mimic Christlike behavior by developing religious feelings and self-righteous attitudes. Most have learned to ignore and even suppress the truth about their ugly old nature that still runs the show from behind the scenes in daily life. They will begin to see their inner true motives exposed for what they are; selfish, boastful, demanding, full of fear, insecurity, angry outbursts, lusts, and religious self-righteous hypocrisy.

Few believers in this hour embrace the discipline of the Lord, learning to humbly work out their own salvation in fear and trembling, to become sanctified by the Holy Spirit by embracing the truth about the old self (old nature): “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.  They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.  They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.  But that is not the way you learned Christ!—  assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,  to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,  and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,  and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:17-24).

The old self with its carnal ungodly thoughts and feelings that drive unwanted behavior must no longer be suppressed, but rather seriously understood as poison and dangerous. Scripture states: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?  “I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds” (Jeremiah 17:9-10).

The initial born-again experience as well as the so-called baptism of the Holy Spirit does not remove the reality of the old nature. Depending on the background of each individual believer, the heart, personal spirit, the mind, and unconscious mind must become sanctified. (Cleansed, healed and transformed.) The sincere Christian must take ownership of this unsanctified condition and work with the Holy Spirit to become cleansed and transformed. As the Apostle Paul put it; this is our labor, to grow up into salvation by working out our salvation: “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:12-13).

The old self must become crucified (made dead), where each imbedded carnal passion, attitude, and belief (conscious or hidden) is brought to the light. The unconscious (spirit of the mind) and secret heart must no longer be suppressed and ignored, but rather paid attention to—so as to be transformed by putting off the old nature and having the new-self put in its place.   We must learn to become transformed on the inside, by the hand of God, not by religious dos and don’ts and Christian personality development. To accomplish this, we must take off the blinders and see our inner selves as God sees us, (without condemnation, justifying, minimizing, or rationalizing) then when brought to the light, die to that part of our old nature, and become transformed. This sanctifying process requires obedience of faith and trust in God’s grace and transforming power.

  • “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1).
  • “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.  Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you” (James 4:7-10).

By following the above New Testament principles, and working with the Holy Spirit, the sincere believer will develop a true relationship with Christ, gaining strength of faith in Him to escape all the terrible things that are now being unleashed upon the world.

Copyright © 2022 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

Christian Preppers – Who May Be Left Behind

Awakened Believers – Putting End-Time Cart Before the Horse by Charles Pretlow December 14, 2021

Many Christians and even non-believers have awakened to the reality that the end is coming rapidly upon us. In this year-end video message, we address Christ’s words about the end-time troubles becoming a trap for many.

Over the years there have been preppers (people preparing for worldwide trouble), but now many are fearful and preparing to ride out the storm in earnest. Unfortunately, so few Christians embrace Christ words and directives on how to prepare to escape these end-of-this-age troubles.

This is our last message for the year and is meant to awaken, strengthen, and encourage those have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.

The Lord has provided a hiding place, and this message expounds on how to escape all these things that have now started to come upon us and to stand before Christ when he appears. But many who think they are ready will be left behind.

Here is the YouTube link to this year-end message Christian Preppers – Who May Be Left Behind

Blessings

Pastor Charles Pretlow

Copyright © 2021 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

Embracing Christ’s Unquenchable Fire

A Baptism of Fire by End-Time Persecution     by Charles Pretlow November 10, 2021

“John answered them all, saying, ‘I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.  His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’” (Luke 3:16-17).

For years the American lukewarm church refused to embrace the message of the cross through the discipline of the Lord. Except for a remnant, God’s people have basked in prosperity and sat comfortably in their favorite church listening to their favorite superlative preacher. Those days are over.

Since 9/11, over these last twenty years the American culture has experienced an upheaval through perplexing troubles that have increased worldwide, which did very little to wake up God’s people. Soon, the last days persecution that has now begun will ramp up in earnest and be used by Christ to awaken Christians and baptize His true followers in fire, fire that purifies and matures.

John the Baptist explained that when Christ comes, he will baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Those first three years walking with Christ set the stage for his disciples to be baptized with power. But first Christ baptized his disciples with the fires of persecution. Christ’s arrest and passion forced the disciples’ hidden carnal motives to come to a boil and surface; they fell asleep in prayer at the darkest hour, denied the Lord, and they all fled for their lives hiding in terror.

After the resurrection and Christ’s ascension, the fear of men, the love of this life, their gullibility, and their secret selfish motives were crucified, burned up through Christ’s baptism of fire (at least for the most part). Then, through the years after the day of Pentecost, the disciples and the fellowship of the saints walked in genuine power of the Holy Spirit winning favor with all the people.

However, the contentment for Christians in Jerusalem began to erode and finally came to an end with massive persecution against all Christians, driving them away from Jerusalem and out into the world. This helped Christianity spread to the Gentile nations, and it also saved Christians in Jerusalem from Christ’s prophesy of judgment that finally came upon the Jews, with the burning of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple.

Again, as the end-of-this-age roars upon America and the world, Christians are about to suffer intense persecution. This is allowed by God to awaken his people; to expose and to separate the false, to strengthen the faith of the true saint, and to purify the bride of Christ to be able to stand at his appearance. To cause God’s people to come out from the last days Babylonian Empire.

No Christian will be exempt from the coming baptism of fire through trials and persecution. Those who have already embraced the discipline of the Lord will be challenged, but will navigate with ease, trusting the Lord all the way to the end.

Those who played church, embraced the “easy road gospel” and stayed in love with things of this world and lived for the cares of this life will find that their faith in Christ was a sham. Soon, many will fall away and sell out the true believer in the coming fires of persecution.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.  And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.  But the one who endures to the end will be saved (Matthew 24:9-13).

Many who have followed this ministry and its prophetic warnings have tasted the discipline of the Lord through the years and witnessed the increased troubles falling upon Christians in America as predicted. Some have experienced a sample of Christ’s baptism of fire, where denial was broken, forcing the need to learn how to put off the old nature and crucify the works of the flesh.

Christ’s Winnowing Fork is in His hands and His Unquenchable Fire is Lit

Now comes the next wave of Christ’s last days baptism of fire. For the comfy lukewarm believers who follow Christ in name only, those who avoid God’s discipline (that develops a true relationship with Christ) will soon have the shock of their life.

There is a Foursquare Church in our community that just went through a facility revamp. On their sign by the road, they announced that they are open again with the following invitation:

Surround Sound, Light Show, and Fog—Come Join the Fun

This is not unique, but rather a common trend that most Evangelical, Charismatic and Pentecostal fellowships embrace. Entertain congregants to maintain interest and keep funds and donations rolling in.

In reality, there is an invisible sign for this fellowship and for most churches across this nation, an epitaph written by the hand of God:

Ichabod

Where is the Glory of God?

Indeed, the glory of God has departed from the Church of America and has been replaced by entertaining worship and superlative speakers who are experts at storytelling and watered-down sermonettes. The Church of America is grown lukewarm, making followers of Christ’s name, not disciples of Christ. American Christians are in love with this age, unable to walk with Christ reflecting his glory.

A few months ago, a Christian neighbor told me how much he enjoyed listening to Pastor John MacArthur and was excited how MacArthur’s ministry won a lawsuit against California for the tyrannical lockdowns enforced by Governor Newsom.

He asked me if I ever listened to MacArthur, I said yes and added bluntly and boldly:

“I have no use for pastors who do not warn God’s people to get ready for what has already started—the end-of-this-age persecution and the soon to come Great Tribulation.” I added, “Spieling half-truths is more toxic to God’s people than blatant lies.”

His response was silence, and then he changed the subject.

I have taken the same stand that the Apostle Paul took: “And what I am doing I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do.  For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.  And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.  So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds” (2 Corinthians 11:12-15).

Trouble for Unequally Yoked Relationships

The sincere child of God who recognizes the hour and wants to walk in obedience, who is in a relationship with a lukewarm Christian, a hypocrite, or an unbeliever, will soon be at risk of suffering from tumultuous battles. These troubles will start out to be seemingly insignificant disagreements but will quickly turn to stress and spiritual oppression. Betrayal and just plain malice will become a plague for the unequally yoke Christian in marriage, with extended family members, and overly familiar worldly friends. This coming relationship “heat up” will drive the immature Christian to embrace the lordship of Christ or fall away.

The Lord’s baptism of fire that “heats up” wrong relationship will pull God’s people away from destructive and carnal relationships that undermine the faith of weak Christians and betray the naïve believer. Many sincere Christians will suffer persecution by loved ones who have turned to hating those who have true faith. “Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.  But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now” (Galatians 4:28-29).

Just as Christ’s prophesy of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, and captivity for the Jewish nation, which eventually came to pass, so to, Christ’s end-time prophesy is looming over America and will soon take place, “And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.”

Unfortunately, through the years many who hear these warnings ignored them. Our prayer is that God’s people wake up and learn how to become ready the right way—right away!

Learning to Put off the Old Nature

What will you do in a difficult situation and your old nature pops up causing you to make a wrong decision or say or do something you can’t take back?

“Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:22-24).

True ministries that God is preparing to raise up will teach practical theology that equips and prepares. The hour of entertaining pew warmers by cowardly hirelings is long gone. Christ’s baptism of fire will from now on be the true Christian’s theme and marching orders. Unfortunately, few Christians know how to embrace God’s discipline and work with the Lord to be renewed in the spirit of one’s mind. (Spirit of the mind: hidden unconscious issues of the old self—unbelief, bitter jealousy, selfish ambition, defilements, wounds, and old carnal personalities.)

Remember, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4).

Unfortunately, most Christians in trial, complain, become depressed, or flop around like fish out of water in a state of panic. What will you do when Christ’s baptism of fire catches up with you?

A Living Sacrifice

The Apostle Paul wrote: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:1-2).

In 1976, as a young pastor I struggled with putting off the old nature. Like so many Christians, for some time I attempted to suppress the flesh. Finally, I gave God permission to do what ever it takes to change me on the inside and make me into the person he called me to be. I finished that covenant prayer by telling the Lord to not stop, even if I changed my mind and wanted out of the deal.

Within two months of that prayer, my life was turned upside down and redirected toward being disciplined through trials and challenges. All to discover God’s perfect will for my life. Over those 45 years since, God’s discipline, grace and mercy has and still works in completing his work within my life. Just as the Apostle Paul wrote, “That he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).

Over the years of ministry in various settings and different meetings with other pastors, leaders, and Christian workers, I offered the same challenge. Invariably, the reaction by almost everyone that heard this challenge responded in silence with terrified looks.

One particular Pastor came to me asking for counsel over some carnal issues that he could not overcome. I explained to him that he had wounds and defilements interwoven within his old nature that has not yet been crucified and gave him the same challenge as the Apostle Paul gives us in Romans 12:1-2—to prayerfully give God permission to do what ever it takes to transform him.

The look on his face was sheer terror as he said, “I can’t do that.”

I asked, “Why?”

He replied, “I am afraid God will take one of my children.”

I responded, “Do you realize the unbelief you have in your heart towards God?”

In trying to encourage him more in counsel, he still could not give his life over to God, to trust himself and his family to a faithful creator. In the end his carnal issues led him into infidelity, causing him to leave the ministry.

There is Still Time

As the end of this age draws near, there is still time to submit to the discipline of the Lord that facilitates obtaining of the grace of God and the transformation within the secret heart and spirit of the mind (unconscious mind). Thus, allowing us to walk in the fulness of Christ. Now is the time to become involved with a true fellowship that expounds on Scripture, teaching sound doctrine that equips the saints for the work of ministry and readies them to stand at Christ’s appearance.

Soon, many Christians will wake up to the reality that Christ’s return is at the very gates, and find they are not ready to endure to the end. They run the risk of being locked out of eternity.

In the coming days, Christ’s baptism of fire along with his winnowing fork will succeed in perfecting, transforming, and completing the work you and I have given him, to transform us on the inside to become Christlike. That is if we really embrace his baptism of fire.

The little time we have left is ticking away rapidly.

Copyright © 2021 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

Johnny Come Lately Prophets

Waking Up to Persecution without Preparation     by Charles Pretlow October 9, 2021

In 2004 we published our first book, warning of the coming end-of-this-age persecution and the other troubling signs that Christ warned to watch for.

Then in 2015 we published a 3rd edition, making sure the original predictions and warnings remain as they were originally written. This latest edition is entitled The Horsemen Cometh Racing towards the midnight cry.

Please note part two is titled, How to Stand and Endure to the End, with the following chapter titles:

Chapter 6: Refiner’s Fire and Fuller’s Soap, Chapter 7: Purity That Shines In The Darkness, Chapter 8: Spiritual Warfare That Is Effective, Chapter 9: Standing in the Gap, Chapter 10: Winning The War, Answering The Question, “What should I do?”

Waking Up to Christian Persecution in America

Just a few Christians recognize God’s handwriting on the wall and understand what it means. Unfortunately, of that remnant, only a small number are ready to endure to the end of this persecution madness that has now started.

You may be among those who are not ready, therefore I urge you to take time to read and learn how to become ready (God’s way) before it is too late. For a limited time download the PDF version of The Horsemen Cometh 3rd edition for free   Order hard copy here:

Others also warned. Unfortunately, these warnings about the end-of-this-age troubles that are now upon us were, for the most part “cancelled” by Christian leadership, Christian media, and Christian Publishers. When given to most local pastors, this book and other such warnings were shelved, ignored, or labeled as being of the devil.

And now the Christian voice in politics, morality, and religious freedom are starting to be completely “cancelled” across America by the Democrats. (Rejecting God’s warnings in Scripture is the same as committing spiritual suicide that will lead to destruction. This is the case for most Christians in leadership today.)

This is the beginning of the last days persecution that Christ said would come upon God’s people: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.  And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.  But the one who endures to the end will be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:9-14).

Warnings are too little, too late!

A slight “awakening trickle” has begun by some high-profile leaders and so-called prophets. They are warning in hindsight, and now sounding the alarm. But it’s too little too late!

A prime example is Johnathan Kahn. In his latest message he confronts recent and current leaders of our government, pointing out the parallels between Ahab and Jezebel’s reign of evil in Israel with recent elected American leadership. He starts with the Clintons then the Obama administration, discusses the slow down under Trump and ends the comparison with the election of Biden.

Kahn states that these major changes taking place in America’s politics and culture is a literal pattern of events lifted right out of the Old Testament accounts of how Baal worship overtook all of Israel. (Indeed, Kahn’s studies and research is amazingly correct, and these patterns are beyond coincidence.)

Kahn calls this Biblical replication a mystery and connects how the election of Trump was a temporary slowdown before severe judgment comes upon America—like the Old Testament account of Jehu confronting Baal worship in Israel, and temporarily slowing down the abominations, in the hope of circumventing judgement.

And now, with the election of Biden, the Washington DC Capital building is no longer the people’s building, but has literally become a temple for Baal worship. Kahn says all this signifies the start of severe persecution. View this message by Johnathan here.

Christians Enlisted to Fight a Losing Battle.

Kahn laments that this persecution which has now started is a dire warning and calls for Christians to become like Elijah. He, like most others in leadership who are waking up to the increased persecution in America are foolishly calling on Christians to stand against the powers of darkness now, before America is totally engulfed in darkness.

Not once during Kahn’s so-called prophetic message was Christ mentioned, or did he bring to light Christ’s warning words concerning the end-of-this-age persecution and troubles. NOT ONCE!

Nor did he instruct his listeners on how to prepare and endure even more persecution that is soon to come, expounding on Christ’s prophetic words “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”

Band Wagon—Johnny Come Lately Prophets

I refer to Johnathan Kahn and others like him as Johnny Come Lately prophets, meaning: A Johnny-come-lately is someone who arrives late to the cause. A novice or a newcomer, especially one who tries to assert influence or control without having any experience or knowledge concerning the task at hand.

Most in Christian leadership today continue to point their condemning finger at the American culture gone wicked. They ignore Christ warnings about false prophets and false teachers causing many to be led astray.

Unfortunately, God’s people today prefer lies and half-truths, and donate vigorously to keep the false and carnal leader in business, just as the Apostle warned: “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

In Johnathan Kahn’s message, he fails to expound on how the priesthood and most of the prophets of God bowed down to Baal under Ahab and Jezebel’s evil reign. His parallel analysis should have included how American Christian leadership, for the most part, sold themselves to the worship of popularity, money, comfort, and the love of this world.

Ahab was rebellious and a weak mama’s boy who relied on his wife, Jezebel to do his dirty work. Jezebel had free reign to bring in her cultural idols and violently purged the prophets of God from Israel. She “cancelled” the worship of God and brought to the Temple of God the worship of Baal and Asherah.  

By “cancelled” I mean Jezebel had the true prophets of God killed, converted to Baal worship, or chased into hiding. The lukewarm Temple priests flipped and mixed the practice of Baal worship within God’s temple. All the people of Israel were confused, bewildered, and forced to follow Jezebel’s false prophets and the cowardly priest now in control of the Temple. Many went along with Baal worship thinking maybe Baal is God.

Yes, Elijah took on Ahab and Jezebel, but first at MT Carmel he challenged the whole populace of Israel to choose between worshipping and serving God or to continue to follow Baal and embrace Jezebel’s false prophets. “And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word” (1 Kings 18:21).

Read the account in 1 Kings 18 on how Elijah stood up to 450 false prophets of Baal challenging them to build an altar to Baal, and how he would also build an altar to God, and then put a sacrifice on each altar and see which is consumed by fire. Whichever altar spontaneously burst into flames, that altar represents the true God.

The false prophets called on Baal from morning till noon chanting and praying, while Elijah taunted them, And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened” (1 Kings 18:27).

Then the prophets of Baal began to cry out and cut themselves until blood gushed out upon them. Then Elijah called all the people of Israel to come close to him as he erected the altar to God. He dug a trench around this altar, put the wood and offering upon the altar, then had men take four jars of water and had them douse the altar three times until the altar was soaked and the trench was filled with water.

Then Elijah prayed, and this is what happened next: “Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.  And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, ‘The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God.’  And Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape.” And they seized them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and slaughtered them there” (1 Kings 18:38-40).

Malachi’s Prophesy about Elijah Coming is Replicated

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.  And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction” (Malachi 4:5-6).

This prophesy in Malachi came to pass the first time through John the Baptist: “For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 11:13-15).

Jonathan Kahn’s call for God’s people to become like Elijah is pure folly! There will be a replication of Malachi’s prophesy where Elijah like ministries will arise. Not to take on the powers of darkness and restore America, but rather to break the spell of false teachings and false prophets keeping God’s people sound asleep.

Kahn, like so many Johnny Come Lately prophets and teachers that are now calling for God’s people to become like Elijah—to raise their voices, pray, and oppose the dark forces ruling America—have completely missed what God is about to do through the coming persecution.

Christians raising their voices against this growing wicked culture and evil politics will be like children throwing gasoline on fire to put it out! The persecution will become even more enflamed, cruel, and relentless.

This is the end-of-this-age persecution Christ warned of and it will not stop until the body of Christ (true Christians) are shaken loose from the love of this age, cleansed, purified, and grow up into salvation, able to stand before Christ when he appears.

With the coming purification of God’s people, a great falling away is going to hit Evangelical, Charismatic, and Pentecostal Christianity like a wrecking ball tearing down a condemned building.

The Slaughter of the False Christian Prophets and the Deceiving Leader

Soon, a remnant of sold-out servant leaders will emerge, walking in an Elijah-like authority exposing and tearing down the false prophet and false teacher that helped make God’s people spellbound and confused concerning the end-time troubles now upon us.

Finally, God’s people will no longer vacillate or limp between two opinions. Between the false scenario, where Christ will facilitate a great awakening through his church, or the truth that the end is here, and his return is at the very gates. (Multitudes, multitudes, will soon be in the valley of decision.)

The increased persecution and end-time judgments will create an opening for the gospel (good news) of the coming kingdom to be proclaimed throughout the world. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

All the confusing false teachings concerning the end will become clear. Christians will finally hear the truth about the end-of-this-age sequencing and then decide. Decide to become ready to endure God’s vetting and purification of his church by enduring over-the-top persecution. Or decide to passively play church and pretend all is well.

They will hear the truth of Christ’s soon second coming, and how to survive the Great Tribulation, then the final harvest (end-time awakening), the rapture, and finally the wrath of God, then Christ’s physical return. Remember the parable of the Ten Virgins, five were not ready and went out into the world scrounging for sustenance. In the end these on fire Christians were locked out of eternity.

Like the false prophets opposing Elijah, crying, and cutting themselves; those in leadership today who ignore Christ words are running out of explanations on why their pleasant prophesies are not coming to pass. Those who continue to deceive God’s people will be cut off.

Some will die prematurely because they rejected the truth, others will change their tune and pretend they knew all along how the end would play out. Some may repent, while others will try to subvert the coming true and final awakening to make a name for themselves, deceiving naïve believers to follow them.

Are you pressing God for direction and submitting to His hand of discipline to help prepare you for the next round of judgments and increased persecution and more loss of religious freedom? Are you embracing all that Christ taught or cherry picking your favorite words of Christ and listening to ear tickling preachers and carnal worship that gets deceived Christians high on their spirit.

Or, like many have you thrown in the towel, quit church and figure on escaping somehow on your own by storing up essentials and getting ready to flee to the hills?

God is calling his people to come away from the love of Revelation’s Babylon, (speaking of America and much of the wester countries).  “Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;  for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:4-5).

He is not calling his people to hide and give up true fellowship. We must partner with likeminded Christians and become ready to be used of him in the coming final harvest.

We all need to heed Christ’s words about the end-of-this-age darkness: “But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).

Copyright © 2021 Charles Pretlow

A Biblical Look at the UFO—ET Question?

New Book Release Extraterrestrial Deception by Charles Pretlow

Read the following excerpt from the book’s introduction:

This new book’s arrival is perfect timing, coinciding with the government’s records declassification of UFO encounters.

The world, and especially Americans have become subtly intrigued by the possibility of life from other galaxies visiting Earth, and maybe soon making formal contact.

With a steady diet of secret conspiracy theories, testimonials of eyewitness encounters, Navy pilots finally telling of their encounters — and now the government being forced to become more transparent — everyone wants the truth!

Could this be part of the Bible’s warning of Satan’s end-time grand deception?

Are these encounters leading to appearance of the second beast of the book of Revelation, who enforces the antichrist rule by making fire come down from heaven?

Read the following excerpt from the book’s introduction::

Over the centuries and especially over the last 75 years many have researched, pondered, speculated, guessed, and written who the antichrist might be, where he originates, and how he comes into power.

The Apostle John, in his vision of the end-times as recorded in Revelation, describes the antichrist as a beast rising from the sea. This is the first of two beasts that John saw in his end-time vision.

We know from Scripture that the first beast is the antichrist. The Bible describes him as the man of lawlessness and the son of destruction who comes into worldwide recognition when chaos and lawlessness become widespread.

The antichrist will declare himself to be God before the world, taking the seat as God in the Jewish Third Temple . Christ called this act of the antichrist the: “Abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place” (Matthew 24:15).

Interestingly, the antichrist declares himself to be God, but is only exercising Satan’s (the dragon) power and authority. “The whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.  And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” (Revelation 13:3-4).

Also, in John’s vision there is a second beast rising from the earth. This beast has all the powers of the antichrist (the first beast) and demonstrates those powers to make “the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed” (Revelation 13:12).

What is more terrifying, this second beast: “Performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived” (Revelation 13:13-14).

We know the first beast is a human, and that the second beast speaks like a dragon (satanic-like in nature). Scripture does not inform us where the second beast comes from or if it is human. However, it is satanic in nature.

John also saw in his vision how the antichrist, Satan, and the second beast projected demonic spirits that performed signs to enlist all the leaders of the world to prepare to do battle against God’s last days army.  In this portion of Revelation, the Apostle John describes the second beast as a false prophet: “And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.  For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. (Revelation 16:13-14).

Why does Satan employ the second beast to boaster the antichrist’s new world order? How does the second beast cause fire to come down to earth in front people? What kind of science is used by the second beast to deceive the masses into taking its mark, (666)?

Most important, what kind of being does the second beast appear as, in that the whole world gives heed, causing the people of earth to fall in line and worship the antichrist?

These questions and more will be addressed in this short exposé of Satan’s end-time scheme to convince the world to follow and worship the antichrist.

We will uncover how Satan has progressively programmed the masses and many Christians to accept the second beast as a powerful being that knows all, a creature to be feared, and a stern enforcer of the antichrist’s new world order.

Published by Wilderness Voice Publishing ISBN 978-1-943412-11-2

Available online www.wvpbooks.com or your favorite online retailer – Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or order from your local bookstore.

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America, A Freight Train with No Brakes

Chaos Opening the way for the Only Good News By Charles Pretlow 03/26/2021

“Then he said to them, ‘Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven… And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,  people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near’” (Luke 21:10-11; 25-28).

Just a Christ predicted, the end of this age is unfolding in pure chaos, full of trouble, persecution against Christians and Jews, racial conflicts, pandemics, unfixable national troubles, as well as great earthquakes and destructive hurricanes.

The Biden and Harris administration, with its mad dash to socialism and despotic-chaotic control of the populous, has put America on a destructive course, like a freight train running wide open with no breaks.

Yet, most Christians are aloof and unprepared for lies next. Even now, only a few believers really grasp the seriousness of Christ’s warnings.

But as these signs increase more believers and non-believers alike are becoming receptive to the truth. It is time to proclaim the only good news, and how to prepare to endure to Christ appears.

That is why we paid over a $1,000 to publish a special article in one of o18ur local newspapers. This article takes up over a page and pulls no-punches. It is slated for print on Friday April 2nd, on Good Friday. Check the article out here: What did Christ say about our troubling times?

The feedback that we initially received from the newspaper editors prompted us to publish this lengthy article as one of our tract books.

This small book is available on Amazon.com, but we have made this powerful message available on our online bookstore for half the list price. Just little over our publishing and printing cost.

We are encouraging those on our blog email list to purchase five or ten copies and $5.00 each to give to others. This resource will help others wake up and get ready. Order your copies here: What Did Christ Say About Our Troubling Times?

May Christ strengthen you to endure what is coming very soon.

Blessings

Pastor Chuck

Past the Point of No Return

A Formality of a Foregone Conclusion    Charles Pretlow 12/21/2020

America has achieved the final flash point for judgment!

Our last two Sunday fellowship messages addresses how to prepare for what is coming in 2021. If you want to know how to prepare – view these two prophetic messages:

Our 12/13/2020 message: Wake Up, Stay Awake, and Prepare

and our 12/20/2020 message: Glorious – Terrifying Day of the Lord

Just a short reminder on what the Lord showed us In July of 2018 about how the election of 2020 would unfold. We posted this prophetic word on our prophetic commentary blog “THE LAST DAYS REBELLION HAS BEGUN. The following is an excerpt from that post:

Wholesale Deception Upon Evangelical and Pentecostal/Charismatic Christians

Christians have bought into the false hope that President Trump will restore morality to the American culture and “Make America Great Again.”  Even though we see great success with Trump’s leadership making head way in many areas, this will not last!

Unfortunately, most Christians and conservatives have misconstrued Trump’s successes. This is a temporary pause in the coming darkness, and very soon birth-pang judgments and a backlash from the powers of darkness will derail these advances. We are about to see Christ’s prophesy in Matthew 24:9-14 come to pass in full measure. (Pray for more time to get ready and do not squander what precious time we do have left.)

There is coming a series of calamities and political missteps that will cause the fickle electorate to flip-flop, igniting the far left to come back with a vengeance. Like the 2006 backlash at the polls that put Nancy Pelosi in power, and the election of Obama in 2008. (The ’06 and ‘08 pushback against Christian influence was ignited by judgements upon God’s people, particularly the Ted Haggard exposé.)

In this soon to come backlash of hateful persecution, I see the Lord pouring out His Spirit for what I refer to as the midnight cry awakening, to awaken His sleeping Church for the final harvest of lost souls.

This coming persecution against all Christians will be allowed by the Lord to vet his Church, separating the false from the sincere. Lust for prosperity and the idolatry of the American dream has put a spell on God’s people. Millions of lukewarm Christians are becoming engulfed by a strong delusion, right along with the wicked.

Why? Because most Christians in America love prosperity, are content to just play church, and lustfully drive to achieve the American dream. Their love for Christ is faint in comparison for their love for this age. Many on fire believers will end up like Demos, who was in love with this present age and deserted the Apostle Paul.

Few Christians embrace all of Christ’s teachings, but rather cherry pick favorite passages. Most believers are taught to stop up their ears and avoid the harder teachings of Christ and His everyday discipline that transforms inner character.

Millions upon millions on fire Christians will deny even knowing Christ and fall away, and many will become traitors like Judas, betraying Christians who take a stand for the true Christ.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:9-13).

Satan is demanding to sift most on fire Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians just like Christ allowed Peter to be sifted. When this persecution madness comes, many Christians will wake up and find they were not in love with Christ enough to see in the darkness—they will not be able to endure to the end and be saved. “But the one who endures to the end will be saved”  END OF EXCERPT

You can read this entire prophetic commentary from July 2018 here:

Last Day Rebellion has Begun

We are praying for God’s people who have an ear to hear, wake up, straighten up and raise their heads, for our redemption is drawing near.

Unfortunately, right now there is just a handful, or a remnant prepared to endure and escape what is coming and be able to stand at Christ’s appearance and be raptured to safety and eternity.

May God open your heart and mind to the truth of Christ’s teachings and words concerning the end of this age.

WITHOUT CHRIST—No Lives Will Matter

Welcome to Lawlessness Leading to the Antichrist Reign   by Charles Pretlow 8-10-2020

The Rebellion has Started, Fueled by Lawlessness

Jesus clearly described how the end-of-this-age would unfold. In the Gospels, Christ said there would be a steep rise of false prophets and false teachers who would mislead many away from the truth of the Gospel. There would be wars and rumors of war, earthquakes, famines, pestilence (diseases), and signs in the sun and the moon, along with increased perplexities among the nations.

Jesus also explains that “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom” (Matthew 24:7). In this passage Christ’s words for nation will rise against nation should be translated, ethnic groups will rise against ethnic groups.

These troubles would continue to increase in frequency and intensity, eventually creating anxiety, fear, and instability worldwide.

All these last days indicators are now coming together to help incite the very next indicator that the end is very near. That indicator is the current acts of lawlessness soaked in racial (ethnic) hatred. This end-time lawlessness that is now gaining momentum, will quickly turn towards an intense hatred toward Christians and Israel.

We see Christian masses in America opposing this trend of liberalism and lawlessness and having success in voting into office the Trump administration. Again, Christian leaders are crisscrossing America raising their voices against the wickedness rising throughout the American culture. A giant division is forming between liberal and conservative peoples with political vitriol that is inciting lawlessness. And now the Evangelical Christian voting base will once again become a definite influence on the up and coming election.

Activists, agitators, and anarchists are beginning to tie past race abuses to white Christianity. Recently, activist Shaun King called out “Christian whiteness” as part of the racial problems and ranted that all white Jesus statues and depictions on churches should be torn down. A ground swell of hatred towards Christians is now brewing among protestors as riots surge across major cities of the US. 

Just as Jesus predicted, a persecution madness is about to be unleased against Christians that will terrify the weak and shallow Christian: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.  And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold (Matthew 24:9-12).

Lawlessness, A Mysterious Force that Undermines Free Democratic Societies

The Apostle Paul explained that this rise of lawlessness would evolve into an end-time rebellion against moral righteousness as well as law and order. This rebellion would grow into a destabilizing influence upon the very fabric of every civil society. Riots, protests, and political activists along with crime, economic instability and natural troubles will continue to increase into worldwide chaos. This lawlessness and the increased troubles that Christ cited is creating fear, and this fear will build to the point where many people’s heart will fail and break down in sheer terror. This new twist of massive rebellion will eventually lead into worldwide chaos and fear allowing the revealing of the antichrist with his promise to save the day.

The masses of the world will beg for a world leader to end the nightmare and restore peace, law and order, and economic stability for the whole world, not just a few nations. The world will not turn to God’s plan of salvation but cry out for a human savior to solve all these terrible problems.

In the Apostle Paul’s day, many Christians thought Christ’s return had already occurred. In his second letter to Christians in Thessalonica he corrected this error by writing:

“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,  who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.  Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?  And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time.  For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.  And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-8).

These protests gripping America have mutated into riots and lawless acts. Anarchists and the political left work in concert to undermine law and order to tear down the foundation of America as a free society. The lawlessness that is now taking to the streets of most liberal ran cities are mysteriously funded by powerful people pushing for the demise of American capitalism and democratic institutions.

This approach of destabilization of a free nation has been used consistently by Marxist-communistic governments time and again. The Bible calls Satan the god of this world and in the end the devil will be the deceiver of the whole world. Communism, fascism, and other forms of oppressive governments are designed to enslave the masses. This is a major scheme of Satan to establish the antichrist reign.

Communism’s core ideology states that for communism to succeed, the whole world must be governed by communism. Communism promises freedom, but in the end, when embraced squelches freedom of enterprise, speech, religion, choice, and mobility.

The Communist manifesto is to destabilize and overthrow opposing democratic countries by secretly creating discord and instability.

Satan Playing Two Ends Against the Middle to Establish the Antichrist Reign

Through the centuries, Satan has inspired evil in many forms. The genocide and enslavement of various races by other races has been the devil’s biggest weapon in creating deep bitterness and ingrained racial hatred among the peoples of the world. The main human vises used by the devil to incite human abuse and hatred has been idolatry, bitterness jealousy, and greed.

In the beginning, God attempted to preserve a people who embraced true righteousness. Unfortunately, God’s chosen people, the Jewish race rejected God’s leadership and the Jewish people fell several times into evil and thus suffered evil at the hands of her surrounding nations. The enslavement by the Egyptians, the Babylonian exile, the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and the modern holocaust of Jews by Nazi Germany are bitter history for the Jewish race.

Then God sent his only Son to bring the good-hearted people of the world, those who had faith in God unto himself. Christ came to the Jews first and true Christianity was founded within the Jewish race, who in the end, rejected Christ as their savior. However, Jewish Christians fled their Jewish nation and grew independent of any nation or race. This, along with the Apostle Paul’s mission to bring the Gospel of Christ to the Gentile nations gave the world Christianity.

Then Satan infiltrated Christianity, as well as many other religions to enslave other peoples and pit race against race. A prime example is the Roman Catholic Inquisition against Jews and Muslims that began in the 12th century and continued for hundreds of years. This false Christianity evil was designed to root out and punish heresy throughout Europe and the Americas. This led to false Christianity’s subjugation of most indigenous peoples in the Americas (North and South) by white European explores and settlers.

True Christianity emerged on and off throughout the centuries by rejecting false Christianity (primarily Roman Catholicism) and made a lasting impact on stopping many social evils, including racial inequalities. True Christian influence inspired equality and justice for all ethnic peoples and helped stop the subjugation of women and children. True Christianity inspired the abolition of slavery in the United Kingdom and eventually in United States of America.

The conservative Republicans, (influenced by the true Gospel) within the northern states embraced the abolitionist’s cry to end slavery. However, the Democrats of the southern states rejected President Lincoln’s national call to stop slavery. This division of ideology and racial inequality caused America to suffer a very destructive civil war. Even after the success of the northern union states in winning this most bloody conflict, the white leadership in the southern states, in deep bitterness and hate, relegated Black people to segregation, injustice, discrimination, lynching, and economic oppression.

Rebel Rousing Democratic Politicians and Anarchists Stirring Racial Bitterness

Now we see the liberal Democrats stirring up racial bitterness that they helped incite years prior, to deceive minority races to become major voting blocks to advance their socialistic-utopian ideology. There are many people in the Hispanic, Black, and other minority communities waking up to this evil sleight trick of hand by the “utopian one world order crowd.”

The political left does not have any valid argument or footing to stand on to compete in principle and solid solutions in solving the countries many mounting problems. So, they roast the opposition, blaming these end-time troubles on conservative ideology, conservative politics and soon Christianity.

Thus, I contend this rise in lawlessness and rebellion is the seeds leading to the fulfillment of the Apostle Paul’s prophesy: “For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed.”

Keep Cool, do not Panic—God has a Last Days Battle Plan

The visible Church of Christ has for the most part become lukewarm and powerless to spiritually stand against these last-days onslaught of evils and the eventual takeover of the world by the antichrist.

When this rebellion morphs into raw persecution towards Christians the lukewarm, shallow, the false, and the religiously self-righteous follower of Christ will fall away, and many will even betray true Christians. This is part of God’s last-days battle plan to vet out the phony and strengthen the true.

Soon, hidden disciples of Christ, and true ministries who have been forced to hide out and get ready will suddenly emerge. This pandemic is hitting bloated church budgets, and all manner of idol entertaining activities that have helped keep God’s people asleep, ignoring Christ’s warnings of the things that are now upon us.

God is using these birth pang troubles to remove the obstacles for God’s last-days army to emerge into the national and international spotlight to be heard and respected—and deeply hated.

Our ministry and others like ours have been marginalized, attacked, prayed against, and nearly choked to death for lack of prayer and financial support. We were called loose cannons, fear mongers, and doom and gloom preachers.

Now the table is turning on those ministries who glowed in the limelight with false teachings. They are about to eat dirt and have egg rubbed all over their face in humiliation, labeled false and deceived with the intent on deceiving others out of greed: “And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.  And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep” (2 Peter 2:2-3).

In our ministry we are prepared to humbly open our arms to Christians, leaders, and pastors who were sucked into these lies—provided they repent and step up to the plate and embrace the truth.

Vital Resources in the Making

I want to share with you part of our call and mission in the coming battle for souls and the worldwide pronouncement of the good news of the physical coming of the Kingdom of God.

There are two book resources under creation, one is entitled “Crushed in Spirit 2nd Edition” and the other is “Equipped for Life and Ministry in the End-Times.”

I am 90% complete for the Crushed in Spirit book. This resource will help wounded Christians learn to work with the Holy Spirit in God’s recovery program.

The second title, Equipped for Life and Ministry in the End-Times will be comprehensive in clearing up so many misconceptions, false doctrines and confusion on what is taking place now, what is going to take place, and how to become prepared.

We have a dedicated intercessory prayer team interceding on the behalf for many prayer requests, including the need to expeditiously publish these two books. Your prayers are also needed as well, along with any financial support you may be led to drop our way. As stated, ministries like ours have been oppressed and sidelined by non-caring Christians and those who oppose the truth of the coming end-of-this-age.

These two books will be made available on our website, as well as Amazon.com and other online ordering sources. As always you can order from your local bookstore using the title, author, and ISBN.

Again, the greatest hour for God’s army is just around the corner. Last Sunday we discussed what to expect during the coming final outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the final harvest. You may like to view this message now; it should inspire and encourage you.  www.mcgmin.com/archived-messages/

May Christ strengthen for the coming work.

Blessings,

Pastor Chuck

Copyright © 2020 Charles Pretlow – all rights reserved

False Prophets Galore!

Another End-Time Sign that Undermine the True Prophetic  by Charles Pretlow 6-25-2020

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15).

Jesus and the Apostles warned and warned about end-time false prophets leading many astray.

We are now entering the end-of-this-age persecution towards Christians. Jesus said this was part of the birth pangs that would lead directly into the Great Tribulation and God’s vetting process to clean the body of Christ from the insincere and false Christian: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.  And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.  But the one who endures to the end will be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:9-14).

Then, at the end of the coming persecution towards Christians, it is those believers who endure to the end who will be ready to be used by God to proclaim the only good news. The only good news for God’s people and His lost sheep is the soon to come physical kingdom of God. Then you can expect the antichrist and the mark of the beast to come during what is known as the Great Tribulation period and final harvest of souls.

Two Extremes of False Prophecies and False Teachings

As this pandemic continues to stress the world and this nation, and as riots and lawlessness rage on, you will see two false prophet camps grow, causing many to fall further away from the truth about the end-of-this-age.

False prophets are now gaining audience by either arrogantly proclaiming America will be restored, or false predictions of terrible events coming on a certain day to certain cities and predicting the day and time of Christ’s return.

Of recent, the Nashville Tennessean newspaper printed an advertisement paid for by Future for America, a supposed prophetic ministry based in Arkansas. This large add ran twice before it was cancelled by the editors. This ad warned that President Trump would be the last elected President of the United States and to quote further: “We are under conviction to not only tell you but to provide evidence that July 18, 2020, Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville, Tennessee.” The authors of this ad are followers of Ellen White, who was one of the co-founders of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

This incident along with many other false alarms have come and gone, and you expect more. False prophets are about to crawl out of the woodwork, with scary predictions. On the other hand, for some time now, and even more so, false prophets and false teachers have pronounced false peace assurances that America will be saved by the next great awakening.

Unfortunately, most of God’s people have cancelled any true prophetic warnings as they gleefully play church, taking their ease.

These two extremes of false prophesies and false teachings has created a wide spectrum of extreme confusion, where at one end of the spectrum there will arise false prophesies that cause mass hysteria and at the other end, blithering complacency, and indifference.

When the false prophecies of destruction fail, they leave the deceived even more confused and turned off to the true warnings found in Scripture. And the “all is well” prophesies, declaring that these troubles are temporary and are allowed by God to bring a true revival to America and the world keeps Christians spellbound. These false pillow prophets will continue to leave a multitude of Christians asleep to the signs Christ warned us to watch for. Few Christians study and embrace the true words of Christ concerning the end of this age.

All these deceptions are designed by the evil one to cause confusion and try to nullify the warnings from true prophetic ministries that rightly expound on Christ’s words concerning how the end will come.

You Think it’s Bad Now, brace for what Takes Place During the Great Tribulation

Read Christ’s warning about the deceptions occurring during the Great Tribulation: “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.  See, I have told you beforehand.  So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it” (Matthew 24:24-26).

Jesus has warned us before hand concerning the last days deceptions by false Christian leaders and pastor who entice the weak and unprepared Christian away from following and obeying the true Christ. The Apostles in their writings explain the reasons for these coming deceptions. The following passages highlight why:

Today, Most Christians Avoid Sound Doctrine: “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,  and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

Most Christians do not Desire to Live a Godly Life in fear of Persecution: “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,  while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:12-13).

False Teachers and False Prophets Promise Lies for Money: “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.  And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.  And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep” (2 Peter 2:1-3).

Most False Prophets and False Teachers are Empowered by Counterfeiting Demons: “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,  through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,  who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth” (1 Timothy 4:1-3).

If you are Deceived, it is you own Fault

Know the True Christ, His Words, Know His Voice and Obey Him

Few Christians submit their lives to Christ and surrender to His discipline and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Instead, they let others who elevate themselves into leadership do their thinking and reasoning for them. The deceived and weak believer accumulates for themselves false teachers and false teachings to suit their carnal lifestyle and pleasures on earth. These are those who the false prophet preys upon.

Christ described two kinds of believers, those who know and obey Him, and those who hear of Christ but follow at a distance. Jesus explained: Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.  And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it” (Matthew 7:24-27).

Now the end-time rain, floods and winds are rising to test each follower of Christ. These storms are coming in the form of persecution and calamities that will shake all those in the world.

If you have sought the true Christ diligently, then the following is your promise: “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

However, for Christians who have taken their ease and stay in love with this age, they will have no excuse when they hear these heart wrenching words from Christ at the end: Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’  And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness’” (Matthew 7:21-23).

True Prophetic Ministries Attacked

God does have true prophetic voices occasionally speaking out in this hour. Most have been hidden from the limelight for their own protection and discipline. The spiritual powers of the false, along with their sycophant followers are often harnessed by Satan to prayerfully attack a true prophetic ministry through carnal prayers and curses.

The wicked politicians, their money people, along with the help of false news outlets make it a top priority to suppress the truth and rewrite history. We see their deceived followers leap into action, rebelling and raising hell. Like the walking dead, they attack those who truthfully confront issues in the public square. God’s wrath will come upon these people, just as the Apostle Paul predicted: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth” (Romans 1:18).

This same type of truth suppression operates in Christianity, where demonically glorified false leaders control the information gates and media avenues to the Christian masses. Often, if confronted by a true prophetic ministry, a spiritual war breaks out. If the true prophet is not fully equipped, prepared, and obedient he or she can expect a brutal spiritual attack that can often result in physical harm or even death.

David Wilkerson was a true prophet, He brought forth (from the Lord) a very poignant and accurate vision in 1973 concerning the near future of America and Christians in America. David published this warning in a book entitled The Vision. Most who read this prophesy back then thought all that David saw would come to pass within ten to fifteen years.

If you read David’s vision now, it all fits very accurately, but it took over forty years to be fulfilled. David and his family were attacked, ridiculed, ignored, and even condemned by most Christian ministries. Yet, through the ensuing years, David Wilkerson still spoke out against the false ministries he watched form over the years since his vision.

As a warning for those who speak out against false prophets, I have taken an excerpt from a book I wrote in 2013 titled Discernment, ISBN 978-0-9801768-4-1, Wilderness Voice Publishing. This excerpt deals with false teachers and false prophets walking in, as Christ put it, “great signs and wonders.” These are false prophets, but their signs and wonders seem very real and powerful:

Benny Hinn’s Bolts of Supernatural Plasma

Many believe that the slain-in-the-Spirit phenomenon is just a massive hypnotic spell that Hinn and others like him cast upon those who attend their meetings. In Hinn’s case, hundreds standing in the audience will fall back in their seats or fall on each other when Benny Hinn waves his arm and hand as if casting some kind of invisible ball of power.

Physical healings have been accredited to his ministry; however, there is much controversy because most cannot be substantiated. Again, we must remind ourselves that Christ and the Apostles warned that the signs and wonders would not determine the authenticity of a ministry, but rather the fruit of their character and the doctrine that they preach. Again, Apostle Paul warned back then: “I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert” (Acts 20:29-31)—last-days wolves are fierce and very cunning.

Of course, God is in control; however, he does allow the power of the devil to be channeled through a false teacher or false prophet to test his people—again, see Deuteronomy 13:1-5. Many with itching ears and out-of-control passion, clamor after these sensuous manifestations, as the late David Wilkerson put it, they are committing spiritual fornication. The following is an excerpt from a message Wilkerson delivered around 2001 that addressed these counterfeit-sensuous manifestations and the over-the-top statements that Benny Hinn made in one of his meetings in Denver in 1999:

“But when a man stands and tells the whole United States in one of his meetings “I curse a man or preacher who stands against my ministry, I curse him.” That a man stands before the people on television and says, “Jesus Christ has told me, that one day he is personally going to attend and be in one of my meetings.” That’s blasphemy! That is the doctrine of demons. And yet you sit there and you say this sounds good, it looks good, looks like people are being healed, and you are being fornicated with. You’re into fornication. Spiritual fornication because you don’t have the discernment!”

The following is the exact quote from Benny Hinn during the meeting that Wilkerson decried:

“I place a curse on every man and every woman that will stretch his hand against this anointing. I curse that man who dares to speak a word against this ministry.”

This next quote from Benny Hinn was on a TBN televised interview where he proclaimed that Christ would physically be seen in one of his meetings:

“I’m expecting to see, I’m telling you that, I feel it’s going to happen. I know deep in my soul something supernatural is going to happen in Nairobi Kenya. I may very well come back; we may very well come back with footage of Jesus on the platform.”

Source: (YouTube clip search “The late David Wilkerson exposes false prophet Benny Hinn”)

Epilogue to this case with David Wilkerson exposing Benny Hinn: In April 2011, in an unexplainable tragedy, David Wilkerson died at the scene of a horrific head on collision with a semi-tractor trailer in Texas. Mysteriously, David, while driving his car wandered into the oncoming lane as he crossed a bridge. The truck driver had no way to avoid the collision. David was not wearing his seat belt and he died at the scene; however, his wife Gwen was wearing her restraint and she survived the accident. END OF EXCERPT.

God has many true prophetic ministries hidden out and will release them when the timing is right. Discernment in the coming days is paramount to survive the darkness that is ever mounting, which only comes to the sincere believer who is disciplined and strengthen in the Lord.

Most Christians live on the milk of the word, few embrace the harder and deeper Scriptures, as the author of Hebrews states: “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food,  for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.  But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil” (Hebrews 5:12-14).

It is not too late to allow Christ to grow you up. Take courage and in faith give Him permission to show you and train you in His discipline through life’s trials and challenges. To get started drop the false teachers in your life and turn to the words of Christ and ask God to lead you to work with true ministries. They may be hard to find, but today you can be partners remotely via the Internet.

 

Copyright © 2020 Charles Pretlow – all rights reserved

America – Becoming A Cauldron of Rage

Racing Towards End-Time Chaos and Lawlessness   May 30, 2020 Charles Pretlow

“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction” (2 Thessalonians 2:3).

In May 2019 the Lord gave me a prophetic dream, warning that riots would come to certain cities that would overwhelm the police. The military would be called up and marshal law declared.

In July of last year in an article entitled The Last Days Rebellion Has Begun, I laid out the specifics of that dream and the interpretation from the Holy Spirit. Use the this link to review.

The pandemic lockdown, the busted economy, the record unemployment, along with all the other national and global challenges has made America a tinder box for protests that will instantly evolve into riots and anarchy. All that was needed was the heinous murder of a handcuffed black man by four evil police in Minneapolis.

I wrote in July 2019: Gangs and protesters like Antifa, along with the poor will become even more agitated by the scorching heat.  Riots and protests will become impossible to manage by the local police in certain cities. To add to the miserable heat wave(s) will come disruptions to vital resources along with power outages.

The local police will have to stand down in some of these metropolitan hot spots and watch as martial law is declared to rapidly deploy national guard units to squelch the destruction and mayhem. Mobs of disgruntled homeless and bored teens strung out on drugs and alcohol will protest and disrupt, all this will que gangs and anarchists to jump into the melee and spread violence to businesses and residential communities.

This current heat wave (2019) is a sample of what is to come. It may not come into full fruition until next summer (2020) as the nation’s political divisiveness increases. Already Europe is complaining about a record setting heat wave. End of Excerpt

The beginning of a Long Hot Summer of Rage, Lawlessness, and Misery

Today President Trump has ordered the Army on alert and activated various rapid deployment units to address the current uncontrolled riots. Amazingly, this is what I was shown in my May 2019 dream:

I watched people in a park sitting at picnic tables eating and talking and some were walking around with plates of food.

I noticed that grass at this park was withered, dry and brown. In the middle of the pathway between the picnic tables was a large pile of human excrement.

The people at this park ignored this abhorrent pile of human feces, stepping over and around it, while they continued to have a good time talking and eating.

Then abruptly the scene was interrupted by large military transport planes flying over head as soldiers parachuted out of these planes. Then above the troop transport planes, fighter jets flew as escorts, and helicopters appeared at lower altitudes.

The people at the picnic did not take notice; however, then the scene changed, and I witnessed a city police chief in uniform sitting at his desk, he was talking on the phone. I heard this police chief say several times, “Yes, I understand.” The dream ended.

This warning dream I received is now unfolding across America, and still very few Christians will wake up to the reality of Christ’s warnings that: “When you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates” (Mark 13:29).

MT Rainier Prophesy

If you recall, the Lord gave me two dreams about the Puget Sound region and MT Rainier. The first was in 2012 that was a general warning of the Puget Sound region engulfed in forest fires, lava flows and white ash covering the region. The Puget Sound region is encircled by the Olympic and Cascade mountains having dangerous faults and active volcanoes. Scientists predict that this region of the Pacific Rim of Fire can suffer a catastrophic event they the call the “big one.” They cannot predict when, however God knows when these end-time events will occur. We prayed for more time and that the whole area would not go all at once.

The second prophetic dream was in 2014 which was very specific. In this dream the west side of MT Rainier erupted. With this warning I was led to publish a small book to share with others, in the hopes of waking up as many believers as possible to become ready.

Then in 2018, when the Hawaiian volcano erupted, I was prompted by the Lord to send out as many books as possible to the churches west of MT Rainier and other national ministries as a warning.

Here is the link to that prophesy on our ministry website: Rainier Prophesy. If you interested, you can download the PDF version of the book for free: God is Raising His Voice

I would like to make this note of confirmation about MT Rainier. Three weeks ago, a sister in the Lord contacted me to share that her Christian brother who lives on the Oregon coast had two very disturbing dreams. One was vague yet very frightening, while the other was very specific. Neither of these believers heard of or read about the prophesy we sent out about MT Rainier.

She described to me how her brother had these two dreams: The first dream was on the first night, and in that dream, he woke up within the dream and it was dark and very hot. He walked outside and to him the time was around 1 AM yet the sun was out but it was almost completely blocked out with dark smoke and it was very hot.

The next night he had his second dream. In that dream he was looking at MT Rainier and it suddenly erupted and rock, lava and debris coming right at him. He then instantly woke up.

When he shared these two dreams with his sister who lives in Illinois, she was so moved by the Lord to send out Gospel post cards to as many people as possible who live in the cities on the west of MT Rainier. As she ordered these post cards she wondered if there were other prophesies concerning MT. Rainier. Thus, she did an online search, found my Rainier warning, and contacted me.

The point I want to emphasis is my two dreams were two years apart. The two dreams by her Christian brother was one day apart.

These birth pang events pointing to the end of this age are now coming rapidly, occurring with increased frequency and intensity.

Heading Towards Last Days Rebellion and the Rule of the Lawless One

The current situation with the pandemic, economy, and now riots are the seeds of coming end time rebellion that will lead into the revealing of the antichrist and his rule.

Perhaps some of you that follow our ministry have become tired of receiving warning after warning. Many are interested in what we have to say and some of you tell others to check us out.

However, it is clear to us in this ministry that few really take to heart these prophetic warnings that are now starting to come to pass frequently, as well as the sound teachings to help the sincere believer become transformed into Christlike servants. Rather, most believers today are instead shallow followers espousing the name of Christ, but not actually knowing or obeying the Lord. I am reminded of what the Lord said to Ezekiel:

“As for you, son of man, your people who talk together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, say to one another, each to his brother, ‘Come, and hear what the word is that comes from the LORD.’  And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear what you say but they will not do it; for with lustful talk in their mouths they act; their heart is set on their gain.  And behold, you are to them like one who sings lustful songs with a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what you say, but they will not do it.  When this comes—and come it will!—then they will know that a prophet has been among them” (Ezekiel 33:30-33).

Just because one realizes that the end is near and the rapture will take place at the end of the Great Tribulation, that does not make one ready to endure to the end and become strong in the Lord to stand when He appears.

“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.  For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth.  But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:34-36).

 

Copyright © 2020 Charles Pretlow – all rights reserved