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

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