Month: December 2019

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.

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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).

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