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

 

The Christian’s Resurrected Life

The Easter Sunday Message that Few Hear   by Charles Pretlow 4-16-2020

It is a little disconcerting to see the next level of birth pang judgments hit the world and America, to the point of closing the world’s economy and shutting down most Christian and religious gatherings.

Even though we have warned since the mid-nineties about increased troubles. It is still breath taking when a major event like this pandemic comes. It magnifies the end-time reality and these events should be taking hold of God’s people.

Unfortunately, the wake-up meter for God’s people has hardly moved.

This pandemic should shine the spotlight upon Christ’s prophetic warnings that are coming to pass very rapidly. Yet, only a few Pastors and leaders point to the truth concerning Christ’s warnings:

“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 -28).

The times of the Gentiles are ending, yet most Christians everywhere became worried about observing Easter Sunday, not realizing that God is making a statement that the Church age is also coming to an end. Christians are more into worshipping what Christ did and how God raised Him from the dead than acknowledging what Christ is doing now in preparing for His soon return. Every pulpit should be proclaiming the good news of the coming kingdom, calling Christians to wake up, get ready and embrace Christ’s harder teachings—dying to the old self.

Few believers desire, let alone know how to pick up their cross and enter a death like Christ’s to become truly raised into newness of life and walk in Christ’s strength, being made ready for increased troubles and challenges.

To become prepared is to learn to walk in the discipline of the Lord, learning to die to the deceitfulness of our old nature, especially those that lead us to act like a Christian in pretense.

Few believers today walk in the fulness of Christ because few are instructed on how to put to death their carnal motives and carnal energy in serving Christ. Most Christians, if instructed, avoid the work of the cross and bypass picking up their cross daily.

If you could see the terrified looks on church going Christians, leaders, and pastors when challenged to prayerfully give Christ permission to do whatever it takes to transform them into the person God desires—it is amazing to see their faces turn ash white from fear.

It is time to realize that Christ is speaking to the last days Christian: “I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.  Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent” (Revelation 3:18-19).

Every sincere believer must understand in this hour what the Apostle Paul meant:  “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his” (Romans 6:5).

Indeed, Christ included us in his death and resurrection positionally. Meaning, we do not have to physically die to be freed from the power of sin and the tyranny of the old self, Christ took that upon Himself on our behalf. However, Christ’s other aspect of His work on the cross is to give grace and mercy for his followers as they become united with Him in a death like His—not as His literal physical death on a cross.

Christ’s work on the cross and his resurrection warrants our willingness to follow him into a death to the old self that is transforming internally. In that work, we trust God to raise us to newness of life, having Christlike nature created within, by the hand of God, not by our religiosity.

As believers, we must embrace a period of dying to our old self and suffering in Christ’s disciplines that we may die to our old-nature motives, thoughts, and intentions of the heart in following Christ.

This is a process in where we work towards becoming dead to the old nature and raised in newness of life, (life as the Father has within himself, to be imparted to all true followers of Christ), as each becomes alive to God, having Christlike nature created within. No one can facilitate this inner transformation religiously but can only be accomplished by becoming united with Christ in a death and resurrection like His. (And initially, becoming united with Christ in dying to a self-ran life can be challenging and emotionally painful.)

Jesus was firm about giving up one’s life for His sake: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.  Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.  For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?… So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:26-33). Most believers still struggle with relationship idolatry. Therefore, Jesus demands we no longer live for others, nor impinge upon others to live for us! Especially marriage and family relationships.

The Apostle Paul describes this death-to-the-old-self process: “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—  that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,  that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:8-11).

Jesus calls all who follow him to give up everything and anyone that gives a sense of wellbeing, self-worth and purpose on earth: “And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it” (Luke 9:23-24).

It is not that most believers today refuse to pick up their cross and lose their life for Christ (out of consideration for Him, as Christ did for us). Rather, most do not know how to die to the old-self life, when a moment of dying comes upon them on any given day. Thus, few Christians truly end up belonging to Christ and walking intimately with Christ: And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Galatians 5:24).

Indeed, Good Friday and Easter celebrations should honor what Christ has done for us, but also reaffirm and teach on how to practice Christ’s example—to become united with him in a death like his. Few believers in this hour experience the believer’s practical death to the old-self life to become raised by God to newness of life in Christ. (For most, the old self-life is still operating behind the scene hiding true motives in serving Christ, not in obedience to Christ, but for one’s own glory and recognition.)

We must learn to work with the Holy Spirit to catch our true motives and intentions of the heart. Far too many believers are driven to serve Christianity by deceitful desires and motives that are akin one’s former manner of life. These hidden wrong motives and intentions must be put off by making them dead! (See Ephesians 4:22-24.)

Today, popular teachings encourage followers of Christ to suppress (not crucify) the uglier aspects of the old self and allow the good aspects of the old self life to drive them in serving Christ and finding purpose. In the end many who are deceived in this manner will hear these terrifying words from Christ, “I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness” (Matthew 7:23).

Most Christians love to celebrate their inclusion in Christ’s death and resurrection: We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.  For one who has died has been set free from sin” (Romans 6:6-7).

Indeed, that is our position that God has put us in, crucified with Christ, provided we give ourselves to Christ. That is God’s gift through his Son to every person who becomes a believer, but then our part is to become united with Christ in a death like His and then be raised into a new and divinely manifested life. We cannot discipline ourselves to accomplish this, it is rather by the discipline of the Lord. In that we share in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,  that by any means possible we may attain the resurrection from the dead, learning to work out our own salvation in fear and trembling working with God daily, following Christ.

You are welcome to listen to MC Global Ministries’ full Easter Sunday message, The Christian’s Resurrected Life explaining in more detail this work of the cross upon the believer’s life.

Also, this last Sunday we implemented our Intercessory Prayer Ministry and already we are seeing prayers answered. You are welcome to send in your prayer requests to be added to our next Sunday prayer meeting. Or you can also call our toll-free number and leave a prayer request message: (888)575-9626 Ext 6

May Christ lay hold of all of us and prepare us for the coming challenges leading to His soon return.

Blessings

Pastor Pretlow

Copyright © 2020 Charles Pretlow – all rights reserved

Will You Stand in the Gap?

Extreme Intercessory Prayer to End the Coronavirus Blight  By Charles Pretlow 03/31/2020standing in the gap

This pandemic is another birth pang judgment upon the nations of the world, including America.

In my March 24th message, I warned the following:

Intercessory Prayer for God’s Timing—Not the Devil’s.

This current pandemic is not the end, however, the spiritual powers of darkness driving this virus has the goal of making it the end. Satan wants the end to come before God’s timing, before true ministries are released proclaiming the only end-time good news, where a multitude will wake up and come to Christ. This multitude will come out of the great tribulation and become cleansed and saved by blood of the Lamb. (See Revelation 7:9-17.)

As this blight expands throughout the world and races into the heart of America, political leaders are feverishly locking down society in an attempt to slow down the viral spread. Through social distancing and closing non-essential businesses and ordering citizens to stay at home—there is now a virtual shut-down of society and the economy.

Gatherings of over ten people are ordered to stop. Restaurants, bars, public events and entertainment venues, sports events, vacations and normal travel activities are ordered to stop, where only travel to essential services is allowed. Work at home, stay at home, and travel is allowed for food, medical, or urgent appointments.

Drive through and pickup dining as well as shopping for food and essentials are approved but requires social distancing in all these activities. Among the non-essential gatherings are church services of more than ten.

In a Round About Way, God is Declaring the Visible Church Non-Essential

This last Monday, March 30th Rodney Howard-Browne was arrested for defying the shutdown order for his mega church in Florida. As senior Pastor, Rodney insisted that his church meetings are essential services and therefore exempt from the coronavirus orders.

However, contrary to Howard-Browne’s arrogance, reality is that this virus is a statement from Heaven: “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens” (Hebrews 12:26). The Holy Ghost bartender with his holy laughter mania has finally been shuttered, and rightly so!

Jennifer LeClaire, a proponent of dominion theology and a prime writer for Charisma, writes concerning Rodney’s arrest: “Prophetically speaking, what is going on here? Prophets have been prophesying about a “new era.” More churches are going digital in the face of this plague. But is this the beginning of a new era that will see the church persecuted in the United States?”

Most leaders across Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Charismatic denominations and fellowships are seeing a new era, but few realize the world, America and the Church are entering into the last phase of the birth pang judgements that will lead directly into the end of this age troubles, extreme persecution, the rise of the antichrist, the Great Tribulation, the rapture, the wrath of God upon the Earth, then Christ’s physical return to Earth to set up the physical kingdom of God.

The Lord is using this global pandemic to shake and shutter every church and fellowship around the world, to awaken His sleeping Church to the end-of-age reality. Except for a remnant, God’s people have fallen into passivity, oblivious to what is happening, living for church fellowship gatherings, worshipping worship music, living on events, gatherings, and obsessing for a feel-good buzz from what has now grown into a carnal fellowshipping addiction for a multitude of sleep walking believers. Most Christian are addicted to Churchianity and carnal-religious experiences, causing most to have a very weak relationship with the living Christ.

Most believers are in love with this age and the pleasures of this life and honor God with their lips, while having their hearts far from living a personal deep sacrificial walk with Christ. The Apostle Paul speaks to what real worship looks like: “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).

The Lord is shuttering Churchianity and by doing so, declaring the end of the church age, and calling individual believers to become ready to stand before the Son of Man when He appears.

Unfortunately, the condition of God’s visible Church has lost its salt and light. Indeed, one of the next major birth pang judgment is persecution for Christians in America.

Arrogant leaders like Rodney Howard-Browne as with so many others have fueled this soon to be unleashed persecution madness against Christians in the United States: “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).

Christians everywhere are now facing a test to see if they have a real relationship with Christ, when forced to be alone and shut in with God. Most will suffer withdrawals from their addiction to Churchianity. Few believers walk in the kingdom of God on Earth, ready to receive the coming physical Kingdom of God. Rather, most are lukewarm and about to be spewed from the mouth of Christ.

The lukewarm Christian may seem on fire and desirous to see America restored to a godly nation. The truth is that visible Christianity is ever grateful for the world’s blessings, as most stay conformed to the world, not discerning the hour. So, now God is attempting to shake His people awake so that they may humbly walk in the Kingdom life while on Earth and be “Grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28-29).

The Remnant Must Stay the Course

The world, including God’s people have been forced to stay at home, to become still and know that God is. For the sincere Christian who is being made ready for the last days work of ministry, this passage fits this moment: “Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by” (Isaiah 26:20).

The sincere Christian and prayer warrior who is awake to the hour must focus intercessory prayer to stop this virus. Not to pray to save America and the world but intercede for more time to get ready. From here on, each birth pang judgment will become Satan’s opportunity to facilitate his temporary takeover of the world prematurely, before God’s timing. Our motives in prayer must be according to God’s will for the world and for the Christian during these last troubling moments of this age.

The Ultimate Intercessory Prayer Warrior

Standing in the Gap for God’s Will to be Done, During these Last Days

Just as it was in Ezekiel’s day, the end of this age passivity has left few prayer warriors conditioned and ready to truly intercede. Ezekiel chapter 22 speaks to America and the visible Church of America, in that God is saying to the last day Christian: “And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.  Therefore I have poured out my indignation upon them. I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath. I have returned their way upon their heads, declares the Lord GOD” (Ezekiel 22:30-31).

Will You Stand in the Gap? To those who have been following this work over the years, and other such ministries, I am sending out the call to put yourself in the gap as a living sacrifice in this battle. To stand and take on intense warfare and prayer in order to end this blight. We must be willing to war against the powers of darkness that is pushing this pandemic beyond God’s appointed duration, to bring a premature end to this age.

God’s purpose is to shutter Churchianity, not to shut down remnant ministries called to carry forth the midnight cry awakening and help facilitate the final move of God.

But First, Sit Down and Count the Cost

Those of you who have participated in this kind of intercessory prayer and warfare should be familiar with the spiritual, emotional, mental and often physical counter attacks from the devil and his minions. If you have unresolved spiritual wounds, a double minded condition, carnal propensities, secret sin, or an arrogant attitude towards fighting the prince of the air, then take heed.

When you lay yourself before God to stand in the gap, you are enlisting your life and physical body to become a weapon in God’s hands. The Holy Spirit will use you to intervene against Satan’s work while you live, pray, sleep, eat, rest, at work, and all through your normal daily activities.

During this time of standing in the gap, you may experience extreme mental confusion, emotional outbursts and overwhelming sense of hopelessness. You will most likely suffer extreme tiredness, sleep disturbances, strained relationships and quarrels with loved ones for no apparent reason. There may be minor physical accidents, weird encounters while driving, or lack of ability to focus on routine duties or chores.

As a ministry, we have practiced standing in the gap for years, contending for God’s will to be done for individuals, people in crisis, for God’s people to wake up to the hour, and for lost souls to come the saving knowledge of Christ. We learned that the times for standing in the gap was not to be taken lightly, for the wrong reasons, or for the wrong people. To stand in the gap only when directed by the Holy Spirit and to bow out when overwhelmed or when the Lord says it is time to stop.

As we grew in grace and continued dying to our old carnal self, we learned to work out our salvation in fear and trembling, to become healed from past wounds to our spirit and cleansed from any past defilement that still lingered within, (just as the Apostle Paul taught): “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)—in doing so, we became stronger in the Lord, grew in Christlike in character, and fought more effectively in the power of his might, having become more fully clothed in the armor of God.

If Standing in the Gap becomes Overwhelming

The other week, Pastor Mark, one of our associate pastors was led by the Lord to stand in the gap for me. Unbeknownst to him, I was in an intense spiritual battle with a bad actor involved with our ministry, in where I was holding this person accountable to give up their toxic busybody and meddling agenda. Like so many wounded and defiled Christians we minister to, this person can hit others spiritually when confronted for wrongdoing (a form or Christian sorcery). That was the case for me in this situation.

I had noticed a reprieve with the intensity of spiritual battle and later while talking to Mark, he mentioned that he had been led to stand in the gap for me. He explained that during this time he began to feel an energy drag, yet continued to battle on for a few more days. Then Mark began to experience unusual aches and pains and then his back began to give out during exercise.

It was at this point he realized that he was still standing in the gap for me. He knew it was time to take himself out from this battle, and he prayerfully did so, and within about forty minutes all the physical and mental symptoms lifted.

God works with and blesses courageous believers, so don’t shrink back from this call to stand in the gap. Though it will be intense and difficult, you will become even more strengthened in your personal relationship with Christ and you will see more prayers answered that glorifies the Lord. Learn to approach this type of intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare in humility and be willing to examine your heart for hidden unbelief, unresolved emotions, bitter judgments, jealousies, and selfish ambition.

Take yourself out of the gap in this battle to end this virus when the symptoms become too much. Pause and work with the Holy Spirit to further put off the old nature and be transformed within the spirit of the mind, to put on the new nature that is Christlike. (See Ephesian 4:22-24.)

If you are knocked off the horse, collect yourself, seek answers from the Lord, and be willing to get back on and fight. Resist the devil and he will flee, draw near to God and he will draw near to you.

Follow the book of James’ recovery and sanctification out line: “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).

God is allowing Churchianity to be shuttered for a moment, to draw His people close to himself to become ready. When this virus ends, many Christians will pick up where they left off, dancing and prancing through life until the next major birth pang judgement smacks America, the world and Churchianity.

Now is the time to learn to stand in the gap and contend for God’s will, and become bond-servants of Christ, becoming a living sacrifice in a lifestyle of prayer, fasting and intercession—walking straight and lifting our heads, as our redemption draws near!

 Copyright © 2020 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

The Beginning of the End

Birth Pang Judgments Reaching Perfect Storm Intensity – By Charles Pretlow 03/24/2020

coronavirus+mgn10In last January’s prophetic commentary entitled The Trump Factor (aka Trump Trap), I wrote:

Christ’s Perfect Storm Predictions: These signs started some time ago, and they are increasing with intensity and frequency and they will soon reach a perfect storm peak, creating fear and panic throughout the world (including America). Jesus warns that the signs would become so intense, causing people to faint, “with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world” (Luke 21:26).

No leader of any nation will have answers when these events reach a perfect storm level, including President Trump if he is still in office. Most likely, a sudden turn of events upon this country will make people think Trump is or was responsible.

In that post I also made note that the booming economy, that many called a “prosperity explosion” was a setup, a trap for the sleeping and unprepared Christian. Rather, this prosperity explosion and Trump’s stand against the liberal agenda was temporary, only to give us time to get ready. And now, in matter of weeks since that observation, all the Trump gains for the stock market are wiped out, as the up and down panic selling and buying on Wall Street continues, as America’s economy grinds to a halt.

A Birth Pang Judgment of Pestilence

Coronavirus Marks the Beginning of the End of the Birth Pangs of the Coming Kingdom

You may be thinking, Pretlow is at it again with fear mongering. You would be right if you haven’t connected the dots and realized that Christ’s warnings about the end-of-this-age troubles are coming to pass, one upon another:

“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 21:11-28).

This pandemic, (worldwide pestilence) is not the end, and it will die out by God’s grace, our intercessory prayers, and common sense in mitigating its spread. But not before it reaches the goal of shuttering enough of the pleasures and distraction of this world to wake up more sincere Christians who are asleep. Peoples of the world, including Christians are now forced to stay at home and not even gather for church having more than ten people. Entertainment, sports, luxury living, fine dining, and vacationing has ceased globally.

God is saying: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10).

I believe this virus lock-down and shuttering marks the beginning of the end of the birth pangs of the coming kingdom. The coming troubles will be reaching towards breaking the threshold of fear, where massive panic will come upon multitudes. Even then, few will realize that the world’s troubles are forming the last days perfect storm that will wake up a sleeping church to be used to bring in lost souls in a soon to come final awakening. (Coronavirus is a birth pang that is a foreshadow of the apocalyptic pale horse of Revelation, given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth. (See Revelation 6:8.)

Last July, I warned that the summer of 2020 would be most miserable, it was entitled: Heat Wave and Lawlessness Prepare for Resource Disruptions, Increased Homelessness and Riots, and Martial Law. This Coronavirus has already caused shortages due to people hording out of fear. It may very well be the beginning of major resource disruptions, increased homelessness, riots that leads into martial law in many regions. Even now the military is helping in many ways, but when lawlessness goes over the top, marshal law will have to be declared.

Why is this the Beginning of the End of the Birth Pangs of the Coming Kingdom?

 Jesus said the end will not come all at once and stated, “And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains” (Mark 13:7-8).

Some may think this pandemic will pass and life will get back to normal. That’s a dangerous mindset, because it will fade out, and put everyone at ease again.

However, this troubling global event is one in a long series of global birth pangs, starting back in WWI, with the Spanish Flu pandemic, then followed by the Great Depression, WWII, the Jewish Holocaust and then more wars and rumors of wars, extreme weather, earthquakes, volcanic activity, extreme stress of the nations, racial hate, false prophets leading many astray—the list can go on and on.

The Spanish Flu pandemic and WWI coincides with the Balfour Declaration, which was a public statement issued by the British government in 1917 during the First World War announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine. This led the way for another major birth pang sign to take place, the Jewish Exodus.

The end of Second World War facilitated the exodus of the Jewish people, ending their global dispersion with the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. This is what Christ meant when he prophesied about the wrath against Israel will continue until the end of the age of the Gentiles: For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people.  They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled” (Luke 21:23-24).

The times of the Gentiles are at the peak of their fulfillment, as the world’s political stability revolves around the nation of Israel and its fight against the constant threat of being annihilation again by surrounding enemy nations.

Indeed, we are at the beginning of the end of the birth pangs, which means the frequency and intensity of these last days signs and troubles will become mind boggling, ramping up and instilling an even greater pandemic, a global plague of fear, where a multitude will lose nerve and emotionally fall apart in terror of what is coming upon the world—exactly as Christ said: “People fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Luke 21:26).

Every pulpit throughout Christianity should be expounding on these important signs and help prepare God’s people for the next major indicators—worldwide persecution against true Christians and the rise of true ministries warning of Christ’s soon return. Yes, bondservant ministries will rise up to spread the only good news, which is the imminent physical arrival of the kingdom of God upon the Earth.

 Intercessory Prayer for God’s Timing—Not the Devil’s

 This current pandemic is not the end, however, the spiritual powers of darkness driving this virus has the goal of making it the end. Satan wants the end to come before God’s timing, before true ministries are released proclaiming the only end-time good news, where a multitude will wake up and come to Christ. This multitude will come out of the great tribulation and become cleansed and saved by blood of the Lamb. (See Revelation 7:9-17.)

For Jesus prophesied this coming final awakening thusly: “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 24:14).

Our motives in prayer should be for God to bring an end this pandemic, not to get back prosperity. To intercede for God’s timing for all the forth coming end-time events, and to pray against Satan’s attempt to cause the end to come prematurely. As true servants we need to intercede for God’s people to wake up and become the last days generation of Christians which God has called to be the last and greatest generation.

To intercede for God’s people not to lose nerve during end-time troubles, but to be prepared and ready to win lost souls and backslid Christians in the coming final harvest. And not to stay passive and pray wrongly to keep America great! (The American culture, as I have stated time and again, has gone beyond the point of no return.)

Satan knows Scripture and God’s will for the world, for the lost and for the Christian, as he continually tries to thwart God’s will and purposes. Satan tried to kill Jesus when he was an infant, then later during Christ’s ministry tried to have Jesus arrested before God’s appointed time. Satan even used Peter’s selfishness to come against God’s purposes by opposing Christ passion, by rebuking Christ saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.” Note Christ’s response was towards Satan not Peter: “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” (Matthew 16:22-23).

Further, the devil had all the Apostle thrown in jail and then later had Peter arrested and decreed (through Herod) to be executed—before Peter’s time—Herod did this just to please the Jewish Temple leadership.

In Peter’s case, the church interceded, and the Lord dispatched an angel to rescue Peter, then later, an angel smote Herod, who then was eaten alive by worms: “Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last” (Acts 12:23).

This is an example of corporate intercessory prayer that was according to God’s will and according to God’s timing concerning Peter’s death prophesied by Christ. (See John 21:15-19.)

Jesus taught us to pray for the kingdom of God to come and that God’s will be done on earth. Scripture is clear in describing how the end-of-this-age unfolds and how Christ will appear in the clouds and rescue His true saints and how he will then come physically, to establish the kingdom of God on Earth.

We ought to be fervently praying to that end, praying that God’s will be done during each birth pang event, as the end-of-this-age unfolds, according Scripture. The rise of false teachers and false prophets have truly confused and shuttered the prayers of God’s people. Few expound on Christ’s words that address the condition the world and America are now in, clearly pointing to the end-of-this-age. And few confront in prayer the lukewarm spellbound stupor God’s people suffer.

All this is because few who prophecy hold the testimony of Jesus: “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10). Out of their own spirit the false prophet speaks forth false peace, security and prosperity, promising that life will go on as always, pleasing the ears of their followers.

The true prophet expounds on all of Christ’s words and all of Christ’s prophetic warnings at the expense of his or her own popularity, because he or she holds the testimony of Jesus. Meaning, that they have become bondservants of Christ and have allowed Christlike character to be formed within them. Thus, they bring forth the testimony of Christ and prophecy in the power of Christ because they have the true Spirit of Christ.

Join Us in Prayer and Fasting

As a ministry we pray and fast every week from Tuesday, 8PM until Thursday 6AM for God’s timing and duration of each end-of-the-age event, as well as for individual needs of those asking for prayer. (When fasting be sensible and do the best that you can and end the fast wisely.)

Every Sunday, our intercessory prayer ministry team prays from 10:00AM to 10:45AM, before Sunday fellowship. If you follow this work, consider setting that time aside on Sundays and pray with us.

You are welcome to submit prayer requests via our ministry website: www.mcgmin.com (Look for the Intercessory Prayer Ministry link on the website side menu.) Alternatively, you can choose option 6 when calling our 800 number to leave a prayer request message: (888) 575-9626 Ext 6. (Please make the phone message or email short and specific to the prayer request.)

This last Sunday’s message was entitled: “A Temple of Prayer” and can also be accessed on our website by choosing MSG ARCHIVE on the top menu. This message will encourage and inspire the sincere and hungry believer on how to walk with Jesus in a life of prayer, fasting, and intense intercession.

It is time to wake up people, and pray for strength to escape the coming troubles, to endure to the end and stand before Christ when he appears. And importantly, be made ready to be used by God on the day that He acts in the coming final harvest.

May His grace and mercy be with you and yours as these end-time troubles mount!

Copyright © 2020 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

The Trump Factor

Fanning the Flames of the Last Days Persecution By Charles Pretlow 01/24/2020

“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).

Whatever you may think of President Trump, the fruit of his administration has demonstrated a dramatic slowdown of the radical socialistic takeover in government. Trump is taking a tough stand against terrorism, rogue countries like Iran and North Korea, illegal immigration, and the loss of American freedoms, especially religious.

Trump’s economic policies and tax overhaul have produced record breaking numbers; creating a robust economy, balanced fair-trade agreements, energy freedom, and a huge jump in employment to name just a few of his administration’s accomplishments.

However, his colorful digs at corruption, his unpolished confrontational style and his often-defiling rebukes of his political enemies, along with his bold, obnoxious, and ill-mannered use of his media accounts, infuriates left leaning voters and acts like acid thrown in the face of his liberal political opponents.

Trump policies, mannerisms and determination resonates with the middle-class, common person, the unsophisticated patriot, and people who want to keep America’s laws, constitution and cultural norms from being transformed into a globalized partner in a corrupt one-world government. With all this there is a vast portion of Evangelical Christianity firmly behind him with solid support.

President Obama in 2008, during his campaign for office referred to these Americans as problematic Bible and gun clinging people who are in the way of the Democrat’s socialistic agenda.

Trump has turned back the rushing tide of making America a haven for the world’s criminals, drug traffickers, third world social misfits, and free loaders who want only to live off the overburdened American tax paying citizen. Boldly, Trump is building a wall to stop the flow of drugs, gang members, human and child-sex trafficking, and to curb the flood of illegal alien slackers wanting to live in a welfare state. (Whereas the left’s political agenda prefers bulging immigration numbers as votes for holding on to power.)

America’s Prosperity has Roared Back

President Trump’s success in addressing these issues and his fight against the “deep state” corruption in American politics has made him a hero of the conservative masses and much of Christianity.

A Booming Economy: Some pundits are declaring that America is in a Prosperity Explosion, where the lower rung middle class and the marginalized low-income population across America are beginning to experience increase wages and a large increase in employment opportunities.

People who value America’s freedoms and less government control upon those freedoms, especially the conservative Evangelical Christian, have rallied behind Trump. To them Trump appears to be a God sent answer to their prayers to preserve America; to turn the USA back from its apocalyptic self-destructive course.

Trump’s theme, “Make America Great Again” has sensationally meshed with the Christian prosperity message; a message of wealth and prosperity that has gained deep influence upon the Christian mindset and the Christian world view—where God’s people, Christ’s Church will usher in wealth, world peace and righteousness.

God has seemed to answer the cries, the bemoans, and prayers of the American Evangelical, Charismatic, Pentecostal Christian, but not in a way that most think.

Prayer movements began in earnest and increased intensely over the last thirty years. Some started by notable leaders, such as Dr. Billy Graham when he preached on Oct. 14, 1993, a sermon entitled, “Can Revival Come?” Billy Graham proclaimed, “An awakening can bring about evangelization of the world in our generation.” Dozens upon dozens of calls for prayer, prayer movements, concerts of prayers, fasting and praying on a national basis have come and gone—they all started up and sputtered out along the way.

Billy Graham’s son, Franklin, among many others, continue their attempt to ignite a national prayer movement that would usher in a true move of God. A move of the Holy Spirit that would produce an awakening that would revive the Church and convert multitudes of lost people to Christ, especially in America, which would facilitate the restoration of godliness and righteous justice. All in the hope of turning America and the world back from its fall into humanism, socialism, communism, paganism and lawlessness.

No Dice on Restoring America Through a Move of God: Instead the American culture and the world is following the course that Christ prophetically laid out concerning the last days. Where wickedness, sexual perversion, national and international stresses, crisis after crisis, war after war, natural calamities upon calamities would come in greater intensity and frequency. These troubles would include frequent earthquakes and eruptions occurring in diverse (varied) places. To top off these signs, America and the world is threatened with economic uncertainty, political and racial chaos and a rampant increase in lawlessness.

Out of Control Massive Problems: All this is adding up to a perfect storm, resulting in, (as Jesus describes): “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” (Luke 21:25-26).

In Reality—God has Answered Prayers for More Time for His Children to Wake Up and Get Ready

Few Christian realize that President Trump’s administration policies and successes were granted by God to give God’s people more time to get ready. To wake up and be prepared for the terrible and very distressful times that have already started. A time of persecution, extreme judgments, corruption, chaos, and the-end-of-this-age lawlessness leading into worldwide one government takeover by the antichrist.

Instead most Christians think Trump is God’s answer to their prayers in turning back America and the world from its nightmarish rush towards a global apocalypse.

The Trump Trap is Set

Christians, especially in America are asleep at the darkest hour: Unfortunately, few Christians and Conservatives in America see the handwriting on the wall. Most ignore Christ’s warnings of last day’s global instability; nature convulsing with extreme weather, earthquakes, and the roaring of the waves of the sea. Few recognize that the nations are increasingly in turmoil with lawlessness and nations (races) increasingly hating each other. Most importantly, the world’s populace is quickly hating Israel and Conservative Evangelical Christianity.

The headline of a recent news article on Fox News reads: Christians see ‘alarming’ trend worldwide as China builds ‘blueprint of persecution’, with the lead-in paragraph stating:

“‘The Chinese government has now placed severe restrictions and policies on the house churches asking neighbors to spy on one another, pressuring school teachers and college professors to betray and sign a statement to denounce their own faith as well to do the same to students,’ says Pastor Jian Zhu. The article goes on to state: ‘Zhu described the Chinese government’s alarming actions as Christian persecution has continued to spread around the world.’” By Caleb Parke | Fox News January 16, 2020

Christ warned about all these chaotic things. He called them birth pangs preceding the physical coming of the Kingdom of Heaven. He warned Christians to look for the start of these things, in order to be ready: “Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28).

Christ’s Perfect Storm Predictions: These signs started some time ago, and they are increasing with intensity and frequency and they will soon reach a perfect storm peak, creating fear and panic throughout the world (including America). Jesus warns that the signs would become so intense, causing people to faint, “with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world” (Luke 21:26).

No leader of any nation will have answers when these events reach a perfect storm level, including President Trump if he is still in office. Most likely, a sudden turn of events upon this country will make people think Trump is or was responsible.

Indeed, a bad or critical state of affairs is forming: With all these signs occurring simultaneously, as described by Jesus and the Apostles concerning the end-of-this-age, you would think God’s people would be aroused and desire to pray for spiritual strength to endure to the end. Yet most are asleep like a drunk driver behind the wheel, drunk and mesmerized by the cares of this life. (Just as Christ warned; “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life.”)

A Shock Wave of Persecution is Coming Towards Christians in America

As the far-left liberal’s hatred towards Trump, the Conservative Christian, and the nation of Israel gains steam, more moderate Democrats and independent voters will be drawn into the persecution madness that is now foaming and forming. Soon, this wave of persecution will turn into violent hatred towards Trump and his Christian base.

Through a sudden turn of disastrous events, the fickle populace and many Christians will turn against whoever is in the White House, as the fires of persecution explode. Thus, the Trump factor has fanned the embers of growing persecution into flames. “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.”

Satan is about to Sift God’s People in America!

Since most of God’s people shun the true prophets who have been warning, and as they continue to ignore Christ’s clear description of the chaotic condition the world is in right now, Christ will allow Satan to sift his last days Church. To wake her up and clean her up. Just as Christ allowed Satan to sift Peter to break his denial of his doubleminded condition.

Satan has set a trap and has demanded to sift the Christian who is out cold, drugged by the lust for prosperity, the cares of this life and the love of this world (America). The trap of lethargy, passivity, prosperity and a lukewarm relationship with Christ will suddenly spring, leaving no way to escape. (Jesus allowed Satan to sift Peter to a point, to break his denial. So, likewise God is allowing extreme persecution to come upon God’s people who are lukewarm and in denial of their precarious relationship with Christ—at risk of being spewed out of Christ’s mouth.)

More on the Trump Factor: I am not anti-USA, I served five years in the Marine Corps during the Viet Nam war. My father was a WWII Navy veteran, who put Marines on the beach and removed the wounded during the battle of Peleliu—continuously for 72 hours. All his brothers (my uncles) served in the military during WWII. (One uncle was stationed on the battleship USS Tennessee, moored in Battleship Row when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Another drove truck for the Army on the Burma Road.)

All my sons served their country and community; one seven years in the Coast Guard, another a fire fighter, and one is serving in Afghanistan.

As a citizen of the U.S. I am glad to see President Trump succeed. Unfortunately, all these successes are temporary, they are only slowing-up of the inevitable, to give the discerning Christian time to get ready. The sincere Christian must wake up now and realize that a Christian’s true citizenship is in the soon to come Kingdom of Heaven. And if one does not wake up in time and become ready, they may very well be locked out of that Kingdom when Christ comes to reign on Earth for 1,000 years.

The Trump factor appears to be turning the tide to save and make America great again. This notion is a trap for those who believe this. Trump’s success is to give the discerning saint time to prepare but will also set the lukewarm Christian in a terrible trap. In the Trump Factor aka the Trump trap, God will give the unprepared Christian over to the idol of their hearts—the love of this world, passions and desires of the flesh, and the world’s comfort and pleasures.

The Trump Prosperity Explosion is the trap! By using Trump’s successes, and his in-your-face exposé of corrupt politics within the Democrats and many Republicans in Washington D.C., all victories appear to be a turnaround for America.

If Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election, there would have been an acceleration of the Democratic ideology and agenda to the dismantling and restructuring of American laws, freedoms, and culture. Hillary’s administration would have catapulted America and Christians into premature end-of-this-age judgments. Fortunately, God has answered our prayer from more time to get ready.

But these last days blessings that are giving us more time to wake up and get ready have become a double-edged sword wielding a terrible trap.

The Trap is Set, and the Prosperity of Trump’s Success is the Bait

To emphasize again, Satan has set a trap for the foolish Christian who is convinced President Trump has turned the corner in halting America from going over the cliff. The Trump factor is God turning His people over to the cares of this life that is in direct opposition to one of Christ’s most important last days admonishments and warnings: “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).

Trump is a catalyst that will fan the embers of persecution into roaring flames. Again, a sudden turn of events will swing the fickle US populace away from supporting Trump. And many Christians will turn away from trying to save America and bow out of the battle for the soul of America because of the fierce hateful backlash. Many will stop endorsing Trump or any conservative that comes after him.

Already we are witnessing more separation with Evangelical Christianity. Recently the editor and president of Christianity Today, both declaring Trump to be immoral and should be removed from office. Christians are about to take it on the chin and be blamed for a soon to come crisis that no President can solve. Many will fall away, hate and betray one another.

The Trump Factor—is also a lightning rod that is fueling the start of a persecution madness toward Christians. Most of God’s people in America stubbornly reject Christ’s warnings not to be in the love with this world. Rather, they put their trust in a politician and choose to stay lukewarm. The American church has become sidetracked from serving and obeying the true living Christ and walking as citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. Instead they are trying save the soul of America, instead of perfecting their relationship with Christ to be used by Him to save lost souls and backslidden believers.

God is allowing everything to be shaken to wake his children up, that they straighten up and lift their heads, and learn to abide in the Kingdom of Heaven before its physical coming: Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,  for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28-29).

A historical example of the coming persecution can be taken from Israel. They rejected Christ and his words and shut him up, resulting in the continuation of Roman rule and more loss of their freedoms. Then arose the Zealots to oppose Roman rule. (The Zealots were a Jewish political movement in 1st-century Second Temple Judaism, which sought to incite the people in the Judea Province to rebel against the Roman Empire and expel it from the Holy Land by force of arms, most notably during the First Jewish–Roman War 66–70.) The result of the Zealot revolt was the destruction of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Second Temple, and the disbursement of the Jews throughout other nations.

You will soon see how Trump’s Christian base will be viciously attacked by the rise of the far-left politics, like the Obama presidency, but much worse.

The Great Falling Away is about to Begin that will Clean God’s House

The purging of Christ’s church is about to start when the flames of persecution explode into a fiery inferno. The carnal-on-fire believer, the lukewarm Christian and the apostate denominations will all make a deal with the newly emplaced liberal administration and these fallen Christians will turn viciously against the true Christian who believes in the true Christ and His soon return. The nation of Israel will be under intense pressure as well and will no longer have America as her guardian.

Those who endure this coming persecution madness to the end, will comprise the bride of Christ. A people made pure, without spot or wrinkle. 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 24:13-14).

This is God’s Army; the true bride of Christ who will be used of God in the final harvest. It is these true believers who will be standing when the smoke clears, having been made tribulation proof and rapture ready by the hand of God!

God’s last days army will bring the only good news to the lost and to the wayward Christian who has not yet made shipwreck their faith. They will proclaim to all the nations the good news of the Kingdom, which is the soon arrival of the Kingdom of God on earth when Christ’s sets his feet down on Earth and saves Israel from annihilation.

This army will be a weapon in God’s hand, not to save the soul of America, but rather carry the testimony of the coming kingdom of God, drawing a multitude of lost souls into that soon to come kingdom. “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14).

The Midnight Cry Awakening and the Final Harvest

All these future events are at our doorstep. We must give up the love of this world (including idolizing America), turn and walk away from the cares of this life within our hearts and don’t look back. (Remember Lot’s Wife.)

The wicked will gain temporary control of America, so let each believer become tribulation strong and rapture ready, to be rescued by Christ when He appears. Just as God parted the Red Sea and saved Israel from the Pharaoh and his army, so to, the sky will open like a scroll and all will see Christ as the coming King of kings, and Lord of lords. And the rapture ready saint will be rescued from the wrath of God.

The whole world will see this fantastic event simultaneously, including the nation of Israel. It is then, when Christ appears, and the rapture occurs that Israel as a nation converts to Jesus Christ as their Messiah.

Most theologians interpret Scripture concerning the Great Tribulation period as lasting seven years during the antichrist rule. However, Jesus declared: “And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short” (Matthew 24:22).

At the end of those days Christ sends out his angels to gather and rescue the true Christian, then the wrath of God falls upon those remaining on Earth. The genuine Christian is not destined for the wrath of God. However, Christians will have to endure Satan’s wrath when he is cast down to earth and sets up his one world government.

War on the Saints

The persecution madness that is about to cut loose, the midnight cry awakening of God’s true Church and its purging is just around the corner, and the final harvest during the Great Tribulation will be the true saint’s finest hour.

Yes, Satan will be cast down to earth in great wrath:Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” (Revelation 12:12). This coming hour is a “Call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus” (Revelation 14:12).

As for the true Christian who becomes purified and made ready, he or she will enter the wedding feast. Some will be slain for Jesus, but all will be hated, maligned, and ridiculed. Settle it now, which gate and road will you choose? The right one will prepare you, so you will have extra oil for your lamp to see in the coming end time gross darkness, the other leads to destruction.

Time is running out to become ready, to have extra oil in our lamps to navigate clearly while waiting for Christ’s appearance at the end-of-this-age—at its darkest hour. (The extra oil is Christlike character created by the discipline of God. Many mimic Christ by developing a Christian personality to their own liking—it these Christians who will hear: I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness” (Matthew 7:23). Or – “Truly, I say to you, I do not know you” (Matthew 25:12).

Do you know and obey the true Christ, or are you following a facsimile developed by your favorite false leader and false teachings? Now is the time to give God permission to do what ever it takes to have the true Christ formed within you. So that you may have strength of Christlike character and genuine faith to escape what is now coming rapidly upon the whole world, and to stand before Christ when he appears.

Copyright © 2020 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

Prophesy for 2020

What we see Coming for the New Year

Many Charismatic/Prophetic ministries are prophetically declaring a true move of God to sweep America. They see the terrible division, strife, and wickedness overtaking America, and want to save the country by praying into reality a true move of God (like the Jesus movement in the 70s). Most want to be involved in a move of God that will bring millions of lost souls into the fold of God. Unfortunately, a desire to restore America will hamper their involvement in the coming final true move of God. Their own carnal self-efforts and misunderstanding of Scripture interferes with God’s work in preparing the body of Christ for the coming final true move of God.

Many of these so-called prophetic ministries have for years embraced an amillennialist view of Christ’s coming. (Meaning few believe that the Great Tribulation will usher in Christ’s appearance, followed by the rapture, and then what follows is the wrath of God poured out upon the Earth, then Christ’s return for the millennial reign on Earth for 1,000 years.)

Indeed, “God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9) For Jesus declared:

“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven” (Mark 13:24-27).

These deceived prophetic ministries see all the terrible things that are now upon America and the world. The ever-increasing persecution, corruption, and wicked perversion has become America’s cultural norm. Their desire to see America spared judgment has clouded their understanding of how the end of this age will unfold according to Scripture.

These so-called prophetic leaders operate like prophetic cheerleaders in a valiant attempt to stir God’s people awake, but to no avail. Many of these prophetic leaders and those who follow them are experiencing burn-out. Much like the false prophets of Baal when they took on Elijah’s challenge. All their efforts, prophesies, and declaration has fallen to the ground because they have not heard from the Lord concerning America’s role in the last days. In gross denial, they refuse to see that the troubling signs of the end are getting much worse, despite all the years they have called God’s people to pray, repent, and fund their revival efforts.

What we see coming in 2020 is more increased lawlessness, earthquakes, and more severe distress and calamities. The persecution madness that has started will become extremely worse and carried out by the far-left populace through their politics, primarily driven by the LGBTQ hate filled agenda towards Christians. This is God allowing Satan to rule for a season which will finally wake up God’s people to the truth about the end-of-this-age. We first warned about America going beyond the point-of-no-return in 2004, in our first book. We warned then how America would succumb to a socialistic and LGBTQ hate-filled political takeover. Just as Jesus warned that the world (and America) would become like it was in the days of Lot. Review our first book The Horsemen Cometh 3rd Edition, Racing Towards the Midnight Cry)

There will a move of God, but it will not restore America, but rather facilitate the final harvest leading into and through to the end of the Great Tribulation period, until a purified and unified body of Christ is rapture ready.

Jesus prophesied of this preparation time that is now upon us in Matthew 24:9-14, where lawlessness and hatred towards Christians and righteousness will drive a persecution madness that will sweep throughout the whole world, including America. This hatred towards the conservative (true) Christian will be used by God to clean house, causing the false and lukewarm Christian to fall away. When the smoke clears, only the true saint will stand before Christ when He appears!

A prophetic movement is about to come which Jesus called a cry at midnight and will carry the message of: “Behold the bridegroom, come out to meet him.” This wake-up-now prophetic word is about to be declared by Christ’s true prophets and bondservants. (See Matthew 25:1-13.) Study Matthew chapters 24 and 25 and you will see that the world and America is moving from what Jesus referred to as the birth pangs of the coming kingdom towards the great and final awakening during the Great Tribulation and Christ’s appearance in the clouds, and the angels facilitating the rescue of the rapture-ready saint.

As for the saint who wakes up in time and allows God to show them their issues of heart, hidden defilements, and self-reliance, and if they repent of their love for this age, Christ will transform and save them. They will become rapture ready. (Many today only learn to mimic Christ by following their favorite leader or author—few learn to embrace the transforming discipline of the Lord.) The coming persecution will remedy this shallow Christian walk within many believers.

Our end of the year message is a warning to the sincere believer to wake up and stop trying to make America great again. Now is the time to brace and prepare for more lawlessness, vileness and perversion. Stop listening to half-baked prophets and wayward evangelist who want to enlist God’s people into praying for a move of God to restore America and contend against the wickedness that is now sweeping the land. (These leaders don’t recognize God’s plan in purifying the bride of Christ through persecution, nor are they teaching sound doctrine on how to work with God to grow up into Christ and become ready.)

Leaders who point their finger at the wicked are failing their call. The Apostle Paul was clear on judging outsiders: “For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. ‘Purge the evil person from among you’” (1 Corinthians 5:12-13).

The prophetic word we have for the beginning of 2020 is this: Leave the wicked alone. It is time to embrace the fiery discipline of the Lord, die to our old carnal self-life, that we may be raised into the fulness of life in Christ. Most Christians have been serving Christ in their own strength, only to serve leadership’s agenda. Be prepared for God to allow troubles and challenges in the coming year to lead His people away from self-reliance, to where they either rely on God or fall away. It is time to give up the idolatrous love of America, come out of a last days Babylonian culture that has overtaken America. View our prophetic message for 2020 below that is entitled Leave Them Alone by Pastor Pretlow December 22, 2019.

 Copyright © 2019 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

The Lull before the Next Judgment

Few are straightening up and raising their heads!   By Charles Prelull before the stormtlow 12/03/2019

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 21:25-28).

Have you noticed the somewhat quiet lull between each wave of judgments coming upon America and various regions of the world? Right now, there is an eerie atmosphere hanging over the people, including Christians. It’s like the animals and birds when they become strangely quiet just before an earthquake or an eruption.

A Terrible Sense of Doom is about to Fall

Jesus warned when calamities of nature become over-the-top and when the nations of the world become universally perplexed with vexing troubles, these were the progressive events that would eventually lead into a terrible sense doom.

We are approaching a series of judgments and distressing events that will eventually break the threshold of denial and cause the masses to tremble in hysterical fear, “people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world.”

Few Christians are recognizing these end-of-the-age signs as described by Christ. And for those who do realize these things are taking place now, few are straightening out their walk with Christ and looking up with a consistent mindset of becoming ready, setting their minds in heavenly places by abiding in Christ.

What does Christ mean when he says, straighten and raise your heads?

For the saint who is abiding in Christ, it means enduring with patience in becoming Christlike in the discipline of the Lord, by pressing for the crucifixion of the works of the flesh; which often includes vicious attacks by the evil one, persecution by family and friends, which is part and parcel of participating in sufferings of Christ (without complaining). The sincere believer understands that to straighten up and raise one’s head means knowing Christ’s appearance is right around the corner.

Further, he or she knows their redemption from the battle and ills of this life are about to end. The true believer is constantly awake, watching, and pressing into the high call of God in Christ Jesus. The sincere saint will succeed in becoming ready, and thus NOT fall apart when God’s judgments are in full swing and America and the world are completely overtaken by the wicked and the antichrist Is revealed.

As for the shallow believer who follows Christ in name only, straighten up means to get your life in proper order with Christ by embracing and doing all that Christ teaches. To become truly born-again and grow up into Christ, being no longer deceived by the false teachers and passively playing church, loving this world, skipping along enjoying the momentary prosperity of this age.

It’s time to wake up, look up, walk straight and fulfill God’s will for your life!

The following is an article written by Mark D. Poley, expounding on Romans 1:18-32 originally written February 24, 2018.

Although, I believe America has gone past the point of no return, Mark’s message that God calls all to repentance right up to the very end is a needful reminder of God’s grace and mercy.

God’s judgement on America

By Mark D. Poley

As we contemplate and grieve over another tragic school shooting, we must take time to think about what has brought us, in America, to this point. The Apostle Paul shows us in his letter to the Romans, specifically Romans 1:18-32, exactly why we are here. We would do well to heed his words and to repent. If we take issue with anything that Paul has written here, we need to remember that Paul’s writings are inspired by God, so in taking issue, we are taking issue with God himself. We are not here because of the NRA, the 2nd Amendment, or the easy access, we have as American citizens, to own firearms. We are here because of our nation’s rejection of God and the authority of his word. Let us look at what the Apostle Paul is telling us.

Paul begins in v18 by telling us that judgement from God is coming to those who by their wickedness suppress the truth. Paul is speaking here of two aspects or forms of divine judgement. First, an eternal end time judgement when the wicked are judged and cast into the lake of fire, and secondly, earthly temporal judgements as depicted here in vs24-31. We will focus here on the second form of God’s judgement, the earthly temporal judgements, and how they are affecting our nation today.

Paul says in vs19-25, that what can be known about God has been made plain to us by God. For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and his divine nature, can be clearly seen in the things that he has made, so that men are without excuse. Although we can clearly see the existence of God through his creation around us, we no longer honor him as God nor give him thanks for what he has given us. Instead of giving glory to God for who he is, we glorify man and the creation that God has given us to use and enjoy. We worship and serve God’s creation rather than the one who created it all. In vs26-32 Paul tells us, “For this reason God, gave us up to sexual impurity.” God removed all the restraints to allow homosexuality and sexual perversion to run rampant and to be accepted as normal behavior in our nation. Also, since we refuse to retain any knowledge of God, in other words, we want to remove any thought or evidence of him from our existence, God has given us over to a depraved mind to commit all sorts of wickedness, unrestrained. We have become full of envy and murder, we have murdered more than 60 million unborn babies, 10 times as many people as the Nazis murdered during the holocaust, and we murder many innocent men, women, and children on our streets and in our schools daily. We are full of strife, greed, deceit, and malice. We are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventers of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Although we know that those who do such things should be punished, we heartily approve of their practice of evil.

As we can plainly see, since we have chosen to worship the creation instead of the Creator and refuse to acknowledge the existence of God or retain any evidence of him in our lives, we are under the judgement of a righteous and holy God. Rampant sexual perversion, homosexuality, gender identity issues, and the proliferation of all sorts of evil, including the murder of our children in our schools, are a direct result of this judgement. God, in our desire to live without him, has given us over to a depraved mind and lifted all restraint on the evil that men desire to do. Neither gun control nor the abolishing of the 2nd Amendment is the answer to our problems. Our only hope is to fall down on our knees before an Almighty and Merciful God to repent and ask for his forgiveness. God’s divine purpose and goal in these temporal judgements is that men are brought to repentance and back to a right relationship with him. “For it is not God’s desire that any man perish, but that ALL men should come to repentance”. 2Peter 3:9B.   1 John 1:9 tells us “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” As the laws and government of this nation were founded upon biblical principles, it is my belief that we can also apply to ourselves 2Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” We were once a great Christian nation; it is God’s will that we become one once again.

I urge each one of you reading these words, to read Romans 1:18-32 for yourselves and to ask God to give you understanding.

In the wonderful name of Jesus, our glorious Lord, Savior, and soon coming King, I remain,

Mark D. Poley

Repent, Repent for the Coming Kingdom of God is at Hand

Some final thoughts: Though, our rights and privileges as Christians in America have been increasingly attacked, don’t let this temporary slow down with the Trump administration lull you further into apathy and passivity. Repent of any and all complacency, love of this life, and any secret sin. Give God permission to show you your carnality and ask him to work with you to overcome any hidden unbelief and rebellion by his hand of discipline.

“It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?  If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.  Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?  For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.  For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:7-11). 

The Only Safe Place is in Christ and His Fullness!

“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 © 2019 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

 

Last Days Evil and the Power of Darkness

Learn how to overcome in the power of ChristBy Charles Pretlow 10/26/2019

Over the last two months I pondered on the next Midnight Cry blog topic. Finally settling on two prominent issues; the recent admission by the Navy that UFO encounters do exist, and how the last days evil and the power of darkness will be allowed by God to run rampant.

The recent Navy news event got me thinking about the warning I gave back in 1992 about Satan’s end-time strategy of programing the masses to accept the physical manifestations of demons as friendly ET (extraterrestrial beings) coming to help solve our problems here on earth. (I believe this will be one major way Satan will deceive the world into worshipping the beast of Revelation—by the physical manifestation of demonic beings that have beastly features who aid and abet the global rule of the antichrist.)

Indeed, fallen angels will manifest physically and appear as grotesques beasts, because they have been tormented in hell, but will soon be released temporarily on the coming day of judgment. The physical manifestation of fallen angels will come at the time Satan and his angels will be permanently cast down from heaven on to earth.

Already, most in the western cultures, especially in America are awe struck by the demonic images portrayed as extraterrestrial caricatures (images) in movies and on TV. The Apostle John prophesied in Revelation that even after the plagues sent by God, the peoples of the world will not repent of worshipping demons. (See Revelation 9:20 and Revelation 13:11-18.)

Deceived Christians allow for the Possibility of Extraterrestrials

Far too many Christians allow for the possibility of extraterrestrial beings. This is because little is taught on Satan’s last days strategies designed to suck Christians into the antichrist’s deceptions. In my 1992 article entitled, “Extraterrestrial Beings, a deception of Satan,” I point out Billy Graham’s arrant response to the question that extraterrestrial beings might exist:

From my studies in the Scriptures I can find nothing that would change our essential faith in the Gospel if we did discover life on other planets. Our Bible is clearly designed for this particular planet with its particular problem of man’s sin. When we observe this fact, we are on safe ground. It is not a part of the Bible’s message to inform us of what God has done elsewhere. Its message is concerned with earth dwellers, their origin, the reason for their existence, the cause of their misery and the plan of redemption for a fallen race. I am sure that if there are dwellers on other planets, they are either not involved in the sin problem, or else God has made satisfactory provision for them. He is entirely able to support the entire creation and is able govern in righteousness. (My Answer, by Billy Graham, 1967 edition.)

Unfortunately, many in leadership take this same kind of milquetoast (timid and feeble) stand as Billy Graham did concerning extraterrestrial beings who might be discovered or appear on earth as visitors. The passage that should be familiar to the every Christian about fallen angels appearing physically as friendly extraterrestrial creatures is: “And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day” (Jude 1:6). Also, Genesis 6:1–4 describes how the sons of God (angels) physically roamed Earth and took for themselves the daughters of men as wives of all which they chose.

Satan will soon be cast down along with his fallen angels and some cases become physically manifest, to wreak havoc upon the earth and make war against the saints as they aid in the antichrist’s global takeover. “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him (Revelation 12:7-9).

And we know this from Scripture about the coming of the antichrist: “The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,  and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).

Last Days Evil and the Power of Darkness are Now Upon Us—Ever Growing!

As the signs of the end of this age appear, one upon another, there is still tremendous resistance by most Christians in accepting the reality that the end of this age is upon us. The signs that Christ said to watch for are piling up and most believers refuse to accept that the world and America are well into the end-of-this-age darkness.

In seeking the Lord on this most important issue for this installment of the midnight cry blog, I was given direction by the Lord one recent evening. Frequently, the Holy Spirit points me in a direction to ponder and search Scripture by giving me a dream. “And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy” (Acts 2:17-18).

I have learned to discern dreams that are directly from the Lord, dreams that are allowed by the Lord, and those dreams injected by one’s own inner heart issues. Some dreams come as counterfeit by the evil one, which God allows to test us and prevent us from relying on dreams. Many Christians (especially Charismatic believers) become carnally introspective and spiritually sensuous in their interpretation of dreams. These believers neglect the hard work of in-depth study of God’s written word, seek his will, embrace the Lord’s discipline and learn to properly discern His voice and the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

The setting for this recent dream was in a large meeting room. There were many people, but I did not recognize any individual. I began preaching and warning that Christians will not have power to endure the coming darkness, where evil people and evil situations will prevail against God’s people on a large scale.

As the dream continued, I referred to Scripture where Jesus confronted the chief priests, officers of the temple, and the elders who came to arrest him: “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness (Luke 22:52-53).

I continued preaching in the dream, emphasizing that God will allow the powers of darkness to win as he did at Gethsemane when Christ was arrested—I warned that the same kind of dark hour is coming where evil will have its way and the powers darkness will be allowed to prevail upon God’s people in these last days. (We are seeing this becoming prevalent now, where evil is called good and good is called evil.)

At this point in the dream everyone in the audience got up and walked out, refusing to hear anymore. Then the dream ended. I realized from this dream that the Lord was letting me know how most will react when hearing this warning concerning the coming evil and the unrestrained powers of darkness.

Those in leadership must contend for the whole counsel of God and not to lose heart when most listeners stop up their ears and walk out. Most in leadership preach easy words and accumulate for themselves followers that give applause and throw money. Like Peter, most Christians want to believe they can prayerfully and politically fight the powers of darkness and succeed in making America a Christian nation again.

Like the Disciples, Few Want to Hear and Take Heed

The disciples paid little attention to Christ’s warnings concerning his suffering and death. However, Peter did respond by saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you” (Matthew 16:22). Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man” (Matthew 16:23).

Why would Jesus confront Satan for what Peter said? Because Peter was inspired by Satan and channeled for Satan to oppose God’s will. This was due to Peter’s own selfish determination to not let Jesus die. Peter was most likely worried about losing his gained notoriety, spiritual power, and income from ministry. Further, I believe all the disciples had the notion in the back their minds that Jesus would free Israel from Roman rule and that they would be used by God to set up the Kingdom God on earth (despite Christ’s continued explanations and warnings).

This was not God’s will; that the disciples and followers of Christ take control of Israel and overthrow the Roman rule. Even though Christ explained that the Kingdom of Heaven was not of this world, the disciples still did not comprehend what Christ meant concerning the coming Kingdom of God as a place dwell within spiritually.

Jesus was teaching and training the disciples not to attempt to establish God’s kingdom on earth in the power of their own strength by physically fighting the powers of darkness. The disciples did not comprehend that the current Roman rule was a physical side effect of the real powers of darkness holding God’s people (Israel) captive. The hold that Satan had over God’s people then and still does now, is partly due the fallen sin nature of mankind and the sinful abuse by false leaders. Jesus berated and exposed the Temple leaders of his day as hypocrites and whitewashed tombs full of dead men’s bones. (Christ is about to expose many false leaders who are used by Satan to deceive God’s people today!)

It was God’s Temple leaders that plotted and partially succeeded in destroying Christ and his followers. And God in his might and wisdom allowed the powers of darkness to partially win, partly to instill into the disciples that in death, God’s power rules!

After Christ’s resurrection, the disciples from that point on no longer feared men and the possibility of a martyred death—for they now knew that the Kingdom of God is not of this world.

As an important lesson, the disciples, especially Peter needed to be shown how futile their efforts would be in standing in one’s own strength, trying to prevail against the dark power of evil. Once again, at the last-minute Jesus warns the disciples of God’s plan: “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee” (Matthew 26:31-33).

The disciples were silent and listened, except for Peter as he brazenly declared, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away” (Matthew 26:33).

We know that Peter, during Christ’s arrest, drew his sword and cut off the ear of one of the arresting Temple guards. Perhaps Peter believed that by faith, with one sword and with the power of God through Christ, he could defeat the powers of darkness. Many Christians today have the same mindset as Peter’s. They fall asleep when called to pray and intercede, but storm into the fight against darkness in the power of their own strength when they perceive evil is disturbing or assaulting their prosperity.

Just as the original disciples misunderstood Christ’s explanation of the spiritual coming of the Kingdom of God, few Christians today understand how troubling times will become overwhelming, leading right up to the physical coming of the Kingdom God.

Most importantly, the disciples misunderstood that God was depleting them of their own natural powers and physical abilities in standing against darkness. God has not changed, and Christians will soon suffer the Lord’s discipline of dying to one’s own spiritual strength and self-reliance.

Many will be like Peter, pulling a Sword, Losing and then Denying Christ

Of course, Jesus confronted Peter: “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword” (Matthew 26:52). Unfortunately, most Christians are fighting the powers of darkness with what they believe is the sword of the spirit, not realizing they are operating in their own natural strength and wisdom, as they rely on their own spiritual strength and physical resources to oppose darkness.

There is coming a process where God will allow evil and powers of darkness to win momentarily. This will cause many false Christians following Christ and fighting to restore America to fall away and as for the sincere, yet carnal believer, they will be thwarted in their own efforts in standing against the coming flood of darkness.

Throughout Scripture, God has vetted his army of weak and self-reliant warriors and purged his true servant of their natural powers in doing warfare.

Moses slayed the Egyptian guard, then had to flee into the wilderness for forty years in preparation to be clothed in the power of God to stand against the Pharaoh’s earthly authority. Further, because of his wilderness training to rely on God, Moses was able to stand against the spiritual powers of the Pharaoh’s magicians. (Those magicians, with their dark powers stood toe to toe against the power of God for the first three plagues.)

We must understand that the original disciples were disciplined by being shown how futile it is to war against evil and darkness in their natural powers. There are many examples in scripture proving this passage: “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).

My favorite passage on this work of dying to self-reliance on our own physical and spiritual powers is with the Apostle Paul’s explanation. It will help us understand what the last day Christian can expect in God’s training program to stand against the god of this world and his minions (human and demonic) and overcome.

“For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many” (2 Corinthians 1:8-11).

Evil will have its hour and the powers of darkness will become overwhelming, and it will feel like God has abandoned his people and many will despair of life itself as they suffer hardships and burdens beyond their strength. But in the end, this will only make the true disciple depend on God who raises the dead!

Today, most Christians are taught to pray, fight, and become involved politically to restore America, but soon they will be in absolute shock as the powers of darkness continue to win battle after battle. Even in fighting on a personal level in life and ministry, there is coming a wave of dark power that will squash the unprepared and self-reliant saint.

Just as the disciples thought that Christ would set up the kingdom of God by physically overthrowing Roman rule—so too, most Christians think God will strengthen the church to restore America and usher in the physical coming of the kingdom of God.

The Coming Army of God will be Clothed with Power from on High

Jesus was clear about the last days great falling away: “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 24:10-12).

Though this seems pure gloom and doom, it is God’s will that his army be trained to endure and become clothed with His power to bring in the final harvest. Christ’s true Church must give up the love of this age, lust for the abundant life in this world and die to relying on their own physical and spiritual strength. This must be accomplished within the true body of Christ so that His church can stand and work during the Great Tribulation’s final harvest and be raptured to safety at Christ’s coming.

A final note on Christians using their own spiritual strength in the name of Christ: “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 7:22-23).

These false Christians had spiritual power to prophesy and to cast out demons. Christ did not deny that they had spiritual power. However, though these false believers used Christ’s name, Christ did not work those spiritual feats they bragged of having performed. So, by what power do false Christians do these supernatural things? The wicked and the deceived Christian have supernatural powers within their own spirit and it is one of Satan’s goals to unlock these powers—like the magicians in the Pharaoh’s court, or like Simon the magician as described in the book of Acts.

Another point made by the Apostle Paul, citing what the Lord said about being weak, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

The time has come for the genuine Christian to follow Paul’s example. Give God permission to work his grace upon you and into you. Embrace Christ’s discipline to become weak in your own strength that you may be clothed with power from on high.

For additional encouragement and teaching on these issues, view our recent messages on standing against the powers of darkness and becoming clothed in power from on high:

Last Days Evil and Hour of Darkness and Power from on High

Copyright © 2019 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

America—Gone Beyond

Learn to Abide in a Kingdom that Can’t be Shaken   By Charles Pretlow 08/15/2019

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28-29).

 

The first installment of the Midnight Cry Blog was entitled:

Not Be At Once, End of the Age Progression: Will it awaken you or lull you? Published five years ago on August 20, 2014.

This first Midnight Cry Blog began as follows:

It seems like the world keeps on going as it continues to unravel. Most of the flash points of Christ’s return and the end of this age seem to be popping up, then going away, then another pops up, then goes away.

In Luke 21:5-26, Jesus describes the progression of the end of this age to come in stages, as He states, “And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once” (Luke 21:9).

The point that I would like to expound upon is, but the end will not be at once. Jesus is explaining to his disciples and to us the progression of end-time indicators that include the destruction of the temple, the fall of Jerusalem, then the coming of false prophets misleading many saying, “The time is at hand,” and then Christ adds that all nations will become distressed and perplexed with all the trouble coming upon the world. The progression will hit a pitch or crescendo that will cause great fear, as the age of the gentiles ends.

Five Years Later

Since that first blog, five years ago, take a moment to contemplate all that has taken place since. Major signs of the end of this age are not so random and intermittent but are now nearing a non-stop fevered pitch of intensity and frequency.

We are now moving towards intense persecution and extreme hatred by the American liberal populace towards Christians and Jews—just as Jesus warned: “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).

Nothing but Continuous Bad News

Along with all the other flash points, America and its sleeping Church has passed the point of no return. America has gone beyond God’s reach! There is nothing on the horizon except more bad news.

America and Churchianity [1] have gone beyond restoration. Yet, most Christians are still clinging to hope in the Trump administration and the call for prayer and repentance—believing that God will make America great again.

This nation and countries of the world are facing great perplexities and extreme pressure to get all the troubles straightened out. Soon the whole world will cry for a world leader to solve the global threats now piling up in the form of; nature recoiling with monstrous storms, heat waves, droughts, famine, disease, refugees, corruption, war, nuclear annihilation, and a soon to come global economic collapse.

God is allowing the god of this world (Satan) to push the world into chaos, lawlessness and hatred towards the Jew and the true Christian in order to usher in the antichrist rule. Many carnal and superficial Christians are about to fall away by this soon to come persecution and jump on board the antichrist bandwagon. In allowing this, God is vetting his Church, to separate the false from the true. Jesus said of this coming hour of persecution: “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”

When the Great Tribulation starts, the deception brought on by false prophets and the antichrist will be far worse than it is now and will overwhelm the unprepared believer. “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect” (Matthew 24:21-24).

Learning to Walk in the Kingdom of God Now

In Order to be Part of the Coming Physical Kingdom of God

How will the sincere Christian have strength of faith to keep hope and endure to the end? By knowing and embracing the reality of the physical coming of the kingdom of God. However, while we are battling and waiting in this dispensation for the coming kingdom, Christians are to become cleansed and transformed in order to walk in the invisible kingdom of God now. Unfortunately, many are deceived into believing they are abiding in Christ and walking in the invisible kingdom of God, when the opposite is true.

Many on fire Christians are taught to abide in the kingdom of God on earth forcibly through self-driven spiritual power generated by the powers of their own spirit. They walk in counterfeit spiritualism and develop a self-made Christian persona to suppress the old nature. These learn to avoid the work of the cross that crucifies the works of the flesh with its passions and desires. The deceived Christian often walks in a mixture of the old covenant legalism and self-religious empowerment, mixed with Christ’s easier teachings.

Many believers are taught to walk in what I call a John the Baptist faith. “Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 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 11:11-15).

These believers learn to suppress the works of the flesh religiously, following positive thinking mantras and religious formulas, and many seek empty spiritualistic manifestations, that amount to taking spiritual Prozac.

Purifying and Healing God’s Wounded that they may Walk in the Invisible Kingdom

This soon to come global shaking will shake awake the sincere Christian who is currently deceived. The Midnight Cry is about to heard as it travels like a testimonial shock wave to all the nations of the world. The core message is the gospel (good news) of the coming kingdom.

God is about to call to active duty his waiting army of bondservants. Seemingly, out of nowhere unknown ministries will arise and speak God’s truth of the coming physical kingdom and how to become ready to take part of its coming, by enduring to the end to be saved.

Many of these true last days ministries will emphasize biblical principles on how to become ready to endure and receive the coming Christ and his kingdom when it physically come on earth.

MC Global Ministries is called to give the whole counsel of God concerning His discipline that transforms the inner person to be genuine in Christlike character, and how to work with God and be healed of deep wounds to the spirit, restore damaged emotions and heal double mindedness, and to become strong in Christ—that God’s wounded may endure to the end and also be saved.

Are You Fatigued in Hearing These Warnings?

This ministry has been warning for quite some time. For me, it began in 1974 when I read David Wilkerson’s book “The Vision.” The notion at that time, at least for many including myself was that we might have ten to fifteen years to get ready before all hell brakes lose upon America and the Church.

At that time there was much confusion about how the end of this age will unfold, particularly when will the rapture occur. The Lord showed me specifically that great trouble would come before the rapture; however, the true Christian would be spared the coming wrath of God.

But because, I like others ignored Christ warning that, the end will not be at once like so many, I fell asleep. Then I fell for the lie that rapture would come before the Great Tribulation, primarily due to the book, The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey, and the Left Behind series of books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.

Because of the delay and because of my own woundedness as a new believer, I walked away from the call for about eight years—not unlike Jonah running from God’s call to warn Nineveh. There is more to my running away, but there is not enough space to share in this post, but in the end, I came back to fulltime ministry in June of 1988.

Then in 1997, Christ’s words hit me like a ton of bricks: “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven (Mark 13:24-27).

Just knowing that we must endure the coming Great Tribulation does not prepare one to be able to endure to the end. Rather, we must give God permission to discipline us and show us if we are trusting in own wisdom and strength, or if there are wounds and defilements that bear roots of bitterness and unbelief. Study Hebrews chapter 12 and James 4:6-10.

Look for another Overcomers Journal blog coming soon that will instruct more on God’s recovery program.

Blessings

Pastor Pretlow

Copyright © 2019 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

[1] Churchianity: Any practices of Christianity that are viewed as placing a larger emphasis on the habits of church life or the institutional traditions of the church than on theology and spiritual teachings and growing in a true and lively relationship with Christ; The quality of being too church-focused and following or idolizing leadership over the personal leadership of the Holy Spirit and the lordship of Jesus Christ. Practicing false holiness and walking in self-righteousness instead of obtaining the grace of God for all of life. Following Christ to receive earthly blessings and the abundant life on earth instead of living the beatitudes as Christ described.