Author: Charles Pretlow

The Last Days Rebellion Has Begun

Racing towards the revealing of the man of lawlessness  – by Charles Pretlow 07/26/2018

“Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 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 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 2:1-12).

 The Masses are Believing Political Lies—Reacting in Rebellious Rage

We see the seeds of the coming last days rebellion that the Apostle Paul prophesied coming to pass right before our eyes. Already the far-left political agenda has given itself over to hate, verbal vitriol, legal pressure, and economic blackmail. Now, anyone that stands in their way becomes publicly assailed and vilified. In their loss of the 2016 election, the liberal leaders and their mass followers are resorting to over-the-top rage, intimidation, vandalism, and economic extortion.

America has become irreversibly divided! Families and friends suffer vicious arguments causing bitter splits. These rivalries and unfriendly discourses are even affecting business relationships.  Rebel political groups are formed to bring pressure on individuals, businesses, and politicians who do not hold to their socialistic, Sodom-like immorality, and anarchist ideology.

Like Korah’s rebellion against Moses in the wilderness, so too, this last days rebellion is in full stride to bring political chaos and pressure that will help usher in the antichrist rule.

God’s people are not excused from this increasing chaos, persecution, and hate filled rage. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day [Christ appearance] will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed.

A multitude of believers are indeed deceived, thinking Christ will appear and the rapture occurs before any real trouble comes, or before the antichrist becomes leader of the world. Most Christians are asleep, playing church and will become shocked as the birth-pang judgments continue to increase, leading into persecution madness. And this coming crazed persecution is accelerating because of the election of President Trump.

Wholesale Deception Upon Evangelical and Pentecostal/Charismatic Christians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Like the five foolish maidens in Christ’s last days parable (Matthew 25:1-13), unprepared believers will turn to the man of lawlessness for sustenance, so they can maintain a peaceful and secure life on earth. (The antichrist rule will coerce and extort loyalty by controlling the buying and selling everything, including food.)

Millions of unprepared lukewarm Christians will soon be spewed out of Christ’s mouth because they loved this world and its pleasures more than Christ. They refuse to believe the truth and be truly saved. Rather, they continue to seek the pleasures of this life and pretend they have eternal life, while all along ignoring Christ’s commands.

Satan’s angel of light workers have succeeded in deceiving millions by preaching and promoting a false gospel and a pseudo Christ, empowered by a counterfeit spirit. Thus, fulfilling another prophesy by the Apostle Paul: “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).

A Fractured Church

Just as America is splitting at the seams, so too, Christianity will split right down the middle. Again, referring to the parable of the ten maidens. As the midnight cry begins to be heard by God’s people, a fracturing, not unification will take place.

Just like the ten maidens, the five foolish departed company and left the five wise maidens and went into the world. The wise maidens held their relationship with Christ, endured in the darkness waiting patiently and seeing clearly in the darkness right up to the end.

The wise Christian in this coming hour will make sure they are prepared and walk in genuine faith. These believers will hold true because they will have embraced all of Christ teachings, and allowed His discipline to transform them. They will be invited into the marriage feast. The foolish maidens (Christians) will came later and ask to enter as well, only to hear from Christ: “Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.” (Matthew 25:12).  Pseudo Christians will be locked out of eternity.

Now is the time to allow Christ to test your faith. Endure trials now and learn to examine your faith in Christ to see if it genuine: “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” (2 Corinthians 13:5)

 Emerging Church Morphing into Last Days Harlot Church

The ecumenical push by the Emerging church has transformed itself and filtered into many Protestant denominations and most Evangelical church movements. Churches and fellowships no longer present the power of Christ to transform the repentant sinner, but rather push social good works using Christ’s name.

The reformation movement that began centuries ago has become almost completely derailed as the Emerging Church movement morphs into a social helps mission in conjunction with the Roman Catholic Church. Right before our eyes, we are witnessing the formation of the last days harlot church spoken of in Revelation by the Apostle John. Unfortunately, few recognize this end-of-the-age reunification of Christianity as one of the last steps in for the transformation of visible Christianity into the last days harlot church.

This last days harlot church will be a conglomeration of lukewarm and apostate Protestant Christians and the Roman Catholic denomination and other orthodox Christian sects. The main objective for this coming unification, so eagerly sought and organized by false leaders, is to ensure the Christian religion survives the coming global upheaval and is accepted by the world in the coming global unification of all nations.

In the end, just prior to Christ’s return, the harlot church will be destroyed: “And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled” (Revelation 17:16-17).

Embracing the Uncomfortable Truth and Reject the Lying Pleasures of a Deceiving World

Amazingly, Christians everywhere in America push Jesus as savior like car lot sales people glamorizing buying a new car. Few are told the uncomfortable truth about becoming a follower of Christ and what is required of them to succeed in growing up into salvation and being made into a disciple of Christ.

Jesus is calling those who follow him today to become bond-servant-disciples, who are disciplined by the Lord personally, learning to embrace all that Christ taught in Scripture.

Millions of Charismatic and Pentecostal Christians want the power of God operating within their lives but refuse to become transformed internally and have true Christlike character developed witin. They want the power of Christ, but not his transforming discipline that brings the fullness of His holy presence and his Lordship in all of life.

Jesus is saying to the American Christian of today: “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great” (Luke 6:46-49).

When the end-of-this-age storms reach their destructive heights, those lukewarm Christians who played church, who sat comfortably listening to Christ’s words and did not do them, will fall away. Most will become antichrist followers, or at best unduly suffer for their disobedience and lawlessness.

These rebellious Christians rejected the call to buy gold from Christ refined in the fires of His discipline. Instead, they continue to lust after the lying pleasures of this world. They invest in prosperity, peace, and security at the cost of true faith. They reject Christ’s commands to store one’s treasures in heaven. In the end their worldly riches and the pursuit of the American dream will cost them their eternal salvation, unless they repent in time, showing fruit of repentance.

God has allowed Satan to set a trap for the lawless Christian in many ways. One way is the current slogan “Make America Great Again,” bolstered by the current historical surge in the economy. Millions of world-loving Christians believe God is going to restore America. Millions of on fire believers will find themselves locked out of the marriage feast at Christ’s coming, because they loved this life more than Christ and refused to embrace and do all that Christ commands.

“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).

Beware of “Making America Great Again” and being sucked into this last day’s prosperity and temporary pushback against wickedness. It is a trap for the undiscerning Christian. “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 © 2018 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

Peace and Security, then Sudden Destruction

Don’t let Trump’s Restoring America Advances Lull Us to Sleep

by Charles Pretlow 06/18/2018

“Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6).

 Most Christians are in a Deadly Trap

Jesus frequently warned to stay awake always, especially in the last days of this age. Unfortunately, only a small number see the hour that is now upon us. And even within that small remnant, few are prepared to endure to the end of the coming terrible ordeal that is about to begin.

Those few Christians who believe in the post tribulation rapture are children of the light. Yet knowing the truth concerning the end of this age doesn’t make one prepared. Jesus warned that hard times would come upon Christians as the birth pangs of the coming kingdom turn into the Great Tribulation period.

Christ said, “But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:13). And elsewhere in Scripture, Christ warns, “But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36).

Do not let the current patriotic surge with the election of Trump and his administration successes lull you to sleep. Sudden destruction and severe trouble is looming. This coming destruction will catch most Christians off guard and unprepared.

I will touch briefly on how to become prepared later in this post, but first let me update all of you on the mail out campaign we completed last week.

Mount Rainier Warning Update

First, thanks to those who prayed and for those who gave financial support to help cover printing and postage costs. At the end of the day last Wednesday, we had a little over $14.00 in our account from mailing over 375 books with cover letters. Continue to pray.

We sent mailers to the churches in towns and cities all around the MT Rainier mudflow danger zones, all the way down to Tacoma Washington. We are praying about sending more mailers to churches in the Seattle area and Olympia area. We also sent mailers to TBN, CBN, GodTV, The Jim Bakker Show, and several other major national ministries.

Believing the Truth Must Lead us to Action

For those of us who see earthquakes, the roaring of the seas (hurricanes), war and rumor war, the cry for security and peace, along with the Sodomite wickedness overtaking America and the world—we are truly blessed. However, let us not turn this knowledge into a trap within its self, for many see yet do not see.

It takes much more than just believing the truth about the end of this age to endure to the end. We will need spiritual strength, purity of heart, and the power of His might by abiding in the fulness of Christ to stand when He appears.

 Pray for Strength and be Willing to Embrace God’s Discipline

Few are taught how to present their lives as a living sacrifice to God and then learn how to embrace Christ’s discipline and testing that transforms our old nature into Christlike character—to no longer be driven by the passions of the flesh and live in worldliness. Importantly, not play church religiously and smugly ignore the call to minister the truth.  (Review Romans 12:1-2 and Hebrews 12:7-11.)

There are many biblical principles that we must learn, in order that we may walk victoriously through the Lord’s transformation process. The main rule is to study and do all that Christ teaches in Scripture. However, today I want to focus on one principle: Taking ownership of bad thoughts, ill feelings, and lustful desires.

Most Christians are taught to ignore, pretend away, perform religious rituals, or carnally create a Christian personality to suppress inner disturbing issues. The foundation for these errored approaches in walking and growing in Christ is based on false doctrines. Teachings that put at ease the born-again Christians are destructive lies.

The most insidious false teachings states that if you are born again you received a totally renovated heart and personal spirit.

Wounded and defiled Christians, when experiencing troubling thoughts, feelings, or compulsively act out one of the works of the flesh, become devastated. Because of the lie that a born-again believer instantly receives a new heart and a pure personal spirit—when reality hits—many fall back into secret sin, or fall away from Christ, or learn to become a religious hypocrite.

Simply put, Jesus taught, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” Matthew 12:34. Thus, catching the thoughts before speaking or acting is just one step in holding ourselves accountable to work with God to grow and become transformed. This is the work of every true Christian—to become sanctified by learning to work with the Holy Spirit in purifying the heart and renewing the spirit of the mind.

Scripture instructions believers to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Thus, every thought is to be caught and understood in the light of Christ’s teachings. And if those thoughts and feelings do not line up to that standard and not pass that test, then there remain issues of heart to be dealt with.

The Apostle Paul wrote this: “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).

Further, this passage from the book of James concisely describes God’s recovery and sanctification process: “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 4:8-10).

This is part of the work that will allow us to walk in grace and in the power of the Lord. That is how we receive the strength to get through the coming troubles.

Many Christians will find they have little spiritual strength of faith and lack an effective prayer life in Christ. Millions of seemly solid believers will be thrown into the valley of decision, lacking wisdom and a solid relationship with Christ.

Unless denial is broken, and we embrace God’s transformation work, we will not escape the coming trials.

Coupled with persecution and tremendous deception, many on-fire Christians will be sucked into darkness and be locked out from attending the marriage feast. Many unprepared believers will hear from Christ, “I never knew you, depart from me.”

Now is the time to give God permission to expose any dormant defilements, roots of bitterness, unbelief, jealousy, or passivity of faith that can easily cause us harm. Deeply hidden issues give Satan ground to sift us and if possible, destroy our faith.

Many are in denial like Peter. Even after Christ confronted and warned Peter, he still stopped up his ears. Christ confronted Peter saying, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31-32).

Peter did not believe Christ’s assessment as being doubleminded and vulnerable. In the end, when Peter was put to the test, he denied the Lord and wept bitterly.

Christians who deny they have issues of heart and suffer instability with their walk will soon be put to the test. Many will be taken out by Satan. Are you doubleminded like Peter was?

Jesus allowed the devil to sift Peter to a point. Those who reject Christ’s warnings will suffer extra and many will fail in their faith, and in the end bow down to the coming antichrist rule.

Learn to take ownership of inner issues as they surface and seek the Holy Spirit as Counselor and Spirit of Truth. Don’t be afraid to let the Lord show you hidden issues you can’t see or don’t want to see.

Seek the gift of prophesy where secrets of the heart are revealed. Start by working with yourself, being led by the Holy Spirit, then as you work out your own salvation you will become qualified to work with others. You will learn to hear rightly and minister in God’s timing and in His grace.

 Copyright © 2018 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

MT Rainier Eruption Soon

Birth Pang Judgments Increasing to Awake a Sleeping Church

by Charles Pretlow 05/26/2018

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Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them” (Luke 12:35-37).

Mount Rainier Erupting and Spewing Lava

As a Pacific Northwest native, my heart is burden about what the Lord has shown me coming to the Puget Sound region of America. I am compelled to warn.

This warning is meant for the sincere Christian who knows Christ, who has an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people in this hour—and particularly to the churches immediately due west of MT Rainier.

The Lord started this warning through a dream I had during the week of March 25th, 2012. In the dream, the Puget Sound area of the Northwest was the location of volcanic activity that included earthquakes, lava flow, forest fires, ash, and bellowing smoke, making great portions of the land bleak and desolate. Ash covered most of the land and trees, and there were numerous forest fires.

In the dream, the region was ringed by mountains just as it is in the Puget Sound region—ringed by the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges—but some of these mountains were spewing lava and erupting with volcanic activity.

I decided in April of 2012, to put the content of this message in book format for private distribution, thinking that word of mouth was the appropriate way to bring forth the message.

Then in May of 2014, I had another dream that was more specific and very detailed. This dream led to updating the original book, assigning it an ISBN, and making it available for retail distribution. (Since then, only a handful of Christians have received this message, and only few passed it on to others.)

In my second dream I was looking south towards Seattle from afar, in some house near the Mt. Vernon area, at least that was my sense of location. The Seattle skyline with the space needle was vivid, and Mount Rainier towered in the background. In this scene, Mount Rainier began to bellow smoke (perhaps ash) from its western slope, and then suddenly the smoke or ash turned to molten lava spewing forth.

In the forefront of this scene (within the house), the TV and Internet suddenly stopped, then a second or two later these two mediums resumed broadcasting and operating as normal, then the dream ended.

These prophetic dreams are not the first warnings I have received from the Lord. View a recent Sunday message that explains how the Lord has led me to this moment, to warn others of impending destruction. View God is Raising His Voice on YouTube.

MT Rainier Lahar (Volcanic mudflows) Danger Zones

This prophetic warning is primarily meant for the masses of people who live, work, or own businesses within MT Rainier’s volcanic mudflow paths. These people are the most at risk to die almost instantly, possibly within less than an hour of the mudflow warning.

We are conveying this prophetic warning for those living in the projected lahar danger zones, specifically for Christian leadership to act and warn those in their care. In addition, we will attempt to share this warning with major Christian media ministries—to get the message out further.

Scientists, seismologist, and volcanologists studying MT Rainier’s history have set up early warning systems for people living in MT Rainier’s likely volcanic mudflow paths.

Despite the government warning systems now in place, scientist estimate that over 20,000 people will suffer loss of life. MT Rainier poses extreme risk to life and property, as many communities are situated atop old lahar deposits. View History Channel’s video on YouTube entitled: Mount Rainier Volcano is a Ticking Time Bomb – 2015 Documentary. Viewing this 44 minutes video will help one understand and hopefully take to heart Mt. Rainer’s deadly destructive force.

Why the prophetic warning for Christians living in these lahar destruction zones? The lahar warning system reacts and warns after the event begins, after the mudflows start. This warning system gives just minutes to evacuate to higher ground.

For example, people living in the town of Orting will have maybe 40 minutes to rush to higher safe ground. The 30 ft wall of volcanic mudflow travels at 40 miles per hour. Highways will be jammed, people running to safety will be overtaken by ash and pumice mixed into hot concrete-like mud, carrying all manner of debris.

Therefore, scientists calculate that up to 20,000 or more people will lose their life in this wall of volcanic mud that won’t stop until it hits Puget Sound.

God’s Warning System

Scientists know Rainier is overdue to erupt, but they do not know when. However, God does know, and he warns through his prophets. When MT Rainier begins to increase in earthquake activity (swarms of small earthquakes and larger tremors) and other initial indicators, then know that it is time to make way to high ground by relocating in advance or finding a place to stay temporarily.

Many will say it won’t happen, however, the Lord is saying, it will happen this time. If people wait until Rainier blows, it will be too late for many to run or drive to safety. Staying in shelter will not save anyone caught in the path a lahar mudflow tsunami.

God does still warn through his servants and He expects those in leadership to hear from God for themselves by confirming with the Lord concerning prophesy. If confirmed, then they are held accountable to be led by the Holy Spirit in helping others in their care, to be ready.

This prophesy is given to pastors and elders who minister and live in MT Rainier lahar danger zones—that they might warn and work with others—to pray, seek God’s direction and become ready to flee to safety before MT Rainier erupts.

Birth Pang Wake Up Judgments

Except for a few sold-out bond-servants of Christ, most of the people of God are asleep. Christians have heard warnings over and over—yet life goes on. Because the bridegroom (the returning Christ) is delayed, most believers are slumbering, and many are “out cold”—sound asleep. Even now, as the signs of his coming scream GET READY, few are awake or prepared for his return. Jesus said, “So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates” (Matthew 13:29).

God in his faithfulness is about to wake up more of his people by raising his voice to another level, using earthshaking signs. The earth will soon recoil again and again to awaken a sleeping church to help gather his lost sheep in a rebellious world. God will allow violent earthquakes and volcanic activity that is beyond any modern historical precedence.

All the recent devastating earthquakes in various places will seem minor compared to this next round of shaking. In some areas of the world, the air, land, and sea will shake and spew volcanic eruptions, causing millions to take pause with a sense of doom.

Even now, as the volcanic activity on the “Big Island” of Hawaii continues, millions worldwide gaze, almost spellbound at the images streaming online, like watching a light show. This hot spot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, on American soil—that won’t slow down in gushing forth lava, is God raising His voice. Still, God’s people are asleep. When MT Rainier blows, how many of God’s people will wake up and realize the end is at the very gates?

Sponsor A Church to Receive this Warning

If this message resonates in your heart and the Holy Spirit bears witness, then wake up yourself and become involved in helping other believers wake up and get ready. Help us warn Christians living in the shadows of MT Rainier.

Help support our efforts to get this warning into the hands pastors and leaders in this area of Puget Sound.

Sponsor one church or multiple churches, to receive this prophetic warning. READ PDF VERSION of God is Raising His Voice. Our goal is to get one book (a 46-page warning) with cover letter in the hands of over 450 pastors and leaders living and ministering in these MT Rainier mudflow danger zones. We have the address data base ready now and during the second week of June is our mail out date. The cost is calculated on our printing costs, media mail shipping, labels, and envelopes.

Amounts to donate for one or more churches to receive this prophesy follows:

1 – $5.50     2 – $11.00   3 – $16.50    4 – $22.00    5 -$27.50   

10 – $55.00   15 – $82.50    20 – $110.00    50 – $275.00    100 – $550.00 

Donation Link

Getting this warning into the hands of the pastors throughout the danger area is my responsibility, and I could really use your financial help.

When sent, what is done then is up to each pastor or Christian leader. Hopefully, many pastors will wake up and act, so they can instruct, guide, and help those in their care prepare to relocate prior to this coming eruption—to ensure and plan for the best possible exit to high ground.

After sending the 450, then we will expand mailings to the churches in the greater Seattle and Olympia area as funds permit.

Become a Midnight Cry Messenger

Post-tribulation believers, it is time to wake and act. I believe the content of this prophetic book is the beginning of the midnight cry awakening. Few will believe this prophesy.

However, when it does happen many will wake up. God wants to use this prophesy to restore sound teachings of our Lord Jesus concerning the end of this age and how to prepare.

Many believers who understand what is coming upon America and the world have been watching and waiting patiently, now it is time to act. The sincere servant should be compelled to follow Christ’s admonition: “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning” and if you are ready, then now is the time to act.

God’s people are spell-bound by myths and lies, and with this warning and judgment, the Lord is giving his midnight cry messengers a giant introduction with His backing. The following are some guidelines on how to help get this word out.

Guidelines on How to Help get this Message Out

If you are called of God to help promote this message and get it into the hands of others, then make sure you are willing to face ridicule and scoffing; until this prophetic warning comes to pass many will attack it as false.  Even after the event, people will still contend that it was just a natural disaster and that science had warned that it would happen eventually.

  • Donate Now and help us with our mail out campaign.
  • Handout the book: Give this message to others who are open to the deeper things of God, be sensitive, listen, do not argue, and ask if they would like to receive the book.
  • Mailout the book: Send it to a church leader or pastor who you think would be receptive – pray first and wait for the Lord’s confirmation.
  • Order bulk quantities at print cost plus S&H: Contact Wilderness Voice Publishing at (888) 575-9626 option 5 or email: mailto:rainier@wvpbooks.com. Let us know the quantity and we will quote you cost. Upon payment, bulk orders will be dropped ship directly from our printer to ship to address.
  • Email PDF version of the book: Send the PDF version to friends and other Christians by email only if they will not be offended (do not spam). Do not use this message as a hammer to cajole or threaten the lukewarm Christian or lost soul to get right with Christ. Here is the link to obtain the PDF version: http://www.mcgministries.com/voice.pdf
  • Pray: Learn what it means to pray earnestly and seek God’s will in intercessory prayer for God’s people and his lost sheep to wake up, come out, and come home to God through the true Christ.

Most Important: Read the Prophetic Warning Yourself and embrace Christ’s discipline to help you become prepared. Just because you see the truth of the coming troubles leading to Christ appearance doesn’t prove that you are ready. Become prepared and strengthened in Christ, don’t become complacent and lethargic. This prophetic warning outlines how to work with God in becoming ready, God’s way.

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 Copyright © 2018 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

Developing Strength to Endure and Escape

Taking to heart and acting on Christ’s warnings. by Charles Pretlow 04/23/2018

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

 What Type of Strength?

What type of strength are we to pray for that will allow us to escape the difficult troubles now coming upon America and the world?  When we start praying for strength, what must we understand concerning how God’s strengthens his children to endure, survive and stand when Christ appears?

Simply, it is strength of faith in Christ and obedience to his words. This strength of faith is not magically downloaded by one or two prayers hastily presented before God. In Romans 12:1 the Apostle Paul exhorts us to present our bodies, (all of life’s cares, passions, and ambitions) as a living sacrifice to God. This translates into giving God permission to do whatever it takes to get us ready and strong in the Lord Christ Jesus.

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

How many are willing to give God permission to try their faith to become strong in the Lord? That he may try us and discipline us to the point that our walk with Christ is in perfection of faith. Complete in obedience to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, and that we lack nothing in this life, even in times of severe trouble.

Trails of faith are not fun, and we are not to walk around setting ourselves up for abuse and trouble. They will come when you least expect them and are meant to strengthen us in faith, trust, and obedience. In trials we learn to rely not on ourselves, but on God who will save us from the mouth of lion. Few understand the way through a trial is trust, obedience, and endurance. That means we are not to cower in the corner and become frozen in hysteria and push the panic button.

When God delivers us through a trail, it is when every avenue of own ingenuity and strength is exhausted. And that is when our prayers become serious, desperate and humble.

All the great stories of Scripture; David, Daniel, Shadrach Meshach and Abednego, Moses and Israel trapped between the Red Sea and the Pharaoh’s army—all past men and women of faith, stood their ground and proved God mighty and merciful—a deliverer for those who trust and obey.

Study Hebrews chapter eleven and see how all those before us looked towards what we now have in our personal Savior and Lord Christ Jesus. How dare we neglect such a great salvation and walk in error, messing up our relationship with the living God by putting our faith in nothing else but Christ.

In James we are encouraged to count it all joy in a trial, which does not mean that we pretend fear and anxious feelings away by conjuring up a false bravado. Rather, we take ownership of those “lack of peace” feelings and come before the Lord asking him to show us why we so easily melted in fear and unbelief.

We must learn that standing firm in a trial (even if we feel like fleeing) works to our benefit. Many struggle in a trial, fretting, complaining, acting out fear, and jumping on a false deliverance and not waiting for Christ to open the door of escape. Those who practice a “self-survival Christian walk” never learn and are in constant turmoil.

Eventually, God will abandon them to their own false walk as a Christian. It is for discipline that we must endure, “If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children” (Hebrews 12:8).

Learn to take advantage of your trials, and you will understand why James states that being steadfast will a, “full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

 It is a Matter of Heart

If our hearts fail us in a trial, then we have issues of heart that are weighing us down. Love of this world, the pleasures of this life, fear of dying, relationship idolatry, bitter resentment and so forth are issues of heart that we must have healed and cleansed. If the cares of this life cling to us, then we must learn how to die to those inner hidden reefs of unbelief and wounds to our spirit that drive our passions of the flesh. These issues are what push our own self-deliverance schemes into action.

Most Christians are not drunkards of wine; however, masses of deceived believers are drunk on the blessings from God in this life. Relationships, events, work, ministry, children, grandchildren, vacations, a new car, dining out, and most of these cares are related to the love of money.

Christians use God’s blessings on earth to suppress their unbelieving issues of heart. We often become sentimental and romanticize our past blessings and develop a lust for potential future blessings. Worried about being comfortable in this life, we become blind to the world and its perverse culture.

The world and a backslidden Church constantly spews defiling spiritual toxins, lulling us into apathy. All this is amplified by the many false teachers with their doctrines of men and demons that easily confuse and sift us, attempting to destroy our faith in Christ.

False teachings rule in our hearts because we have never allowed the Lord to show himself in our trials, where we become grounded in God’s written word, building all of life upon all of Christ’s words.

Christ’s harder teachings are glossed over or ignored leaving our hearts naïve and vulnerable to the wiles of the devil, and his imposters in leadership. False teachers give us permission to stay in love with this world. In this dark hour most Christians hate true servants who warn to flee the cares of this life and walk in purity of heart.

Most Christians cling to the cares of this life and refuse to walk away from the love of this world. The coming persecution and Great Tribulation will force deceived believers to give up the love of this world and become rapture ready, not looking back on this life whatsoever!

Lot and his wife should have walked away from Sodom long before angels of the Lord had to be dispatched to rescue them. Even then, Scripture states that Lot lingered and had to be drug out by the arm by his angelic guests. Of course, we know the story of Lot’s wife, how she looked back and was judged for her disobedience.

Have you ever wondered why she looked back despite the command? Was it her sentimental fondness of the good times in a vile culture, or her unbelief that questioned God’s promised judgment upon the wicked? As believers in these last moments of this age, we better understand why Jesus said, “Remember Lot’s wife.” Study Luke 17:22-37.

Last days Christians must learn to stop worrying about what’s in their wallet and deal with what’s in their heart. The message from heavenly angels in this hours is: “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).

Indeed, it is a matter of heart in developing an enduring faith or lack thereof. We must allow our hearts to be full of God’s love and grace to persevere and trust Christ in the coming troubles.

What’s hidden in your heart can sabotage strength and your victory.  “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” (2 Corinthians 13:5).

Trials help us examine our faith. Enduring trials victoriously will develop strength of faith to guide and glide us through the coming storms, because Christ will be formed in us. It is Christ alone that is our strength. He is to be to us like Noah’s Ark, to ride in Him above the last days tribulations—safe and secure in His everlasting arms.

 Copyright © 2018 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

Becoming a Midnight Cry Servant

Excerpt from next book—Midnight Cry Awakening 

by Charles Pretlow 02/01/2018

 

The Birth Pangs and Wilderness Training

With Trump’s election win, the visible Christian church is growing smugger and arrogantly bolder. Yet, as the birth pangs increase, with persecution on the rise, and the USA politically and culturally divided, few can completely push away the ominous sense of doom.

Few Christians realize that this current economic boom is the last gasp before judgement. It will be a snare for the foolish Christian.

Jesus warned there would prosperity coupled with national disasters, distress of the nations, and rising persecution just before the hammer falls. A few noted national Christian leaders are finally venturing to say judgment for America is looming.

Anne Graham Lotz, in a recent interview in Decision magazine was quoted, “When you sin, and you refuse to repent, God backs away, You don’t repent and you continue to sin and you become defiant, and He backs away further until in the end, God just turns you over to yourself. That’s where America is today. Look at the end of Romans 1. He’s just backed away from us, turned us over to ourselves. As they say, ‘America, how’s that working for you?’”

Lotz also warns severe judgment has already started. “And I’m talking about something like a nuclear strike, an earthquake that splits us in two, an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack that devastates our electrical grid. Something major that would be a game-changer for America, because we are so defiant and rebellious and idolatrous and immoral, and we know better.”

Unfortunately, Lotz warnings are not strong enough, they are too little and too late. Anyone warning on the national scene like Lotz, will be muffled because they lack the full impact of Christ and the Apostle’s prophesies concerning this very hour.

Pillow prophets, who hear noted evangelicals like Anne Graham Lotz, will pounce and douse these warnings and decry those who warn as dooms day loose cannons. The false will continue to minimize warnings, by declaring that they are misinterpreting Scripture. However, true bonds servants of Christ will soon be releasing warnings and they will backed by the power of God and solid expounding of Biblical prophecy. Then the pillow prophets will be muzzled and egged faced.

Until then, the false will counter-act warnings and relieve any distress that might wake up Christians. They declare that these troubles are not birth pangs of the coming Kingdom of God, but rather God shaking people awake and preparing for another grand awakening that will save America.

The following is an excerpt from our next book, Midnight Cry Awakening God’s Final Call Upon the End-of-this-Age Sleeping Church. God is looking to raise up true servants of Christ who will work in the coming midnight cry awakening. This final move of God will facilitate and lead into the last days final harvest.

This portion of the book will help you understand what a true bond servant of Christ must act like from the heart.

From A Follower and Disciple, to a Bond Servant of Christ

Following Christ is a radical change in all of life, and many relatives and family members may oppose such a move. Often disciples may find, like Peter, that they love work, people, and family more than they love Christ. These issues must be dealt with.

When these issues are cleared up in the heart of a disciple, Christ will personally restore in manifold measure homes and significant relationships with proper boundaries, unless a relationship continues to live in sin, be abusive, and reject the Gospel, in that case the person may be evil and must be avoided entirely.

The alternative is: if we do not leave the emotional and sometimes physical hold others have on us, we will not succeed in obtaining the grace of God and run the risk of falling away from Christ, potentially, losing eternal life.

When you have gone through this sanctification process—where you put to death the deeds of the body by the Holy Spirit— the abundant joyful life in Christ is yours, a life in which you are safe, where Satan can’t blackmail or tempt you beyond your strength since the passions of the flesh are now crucified. “… for if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” (Romans 8:13-14).

This is the life of a true disciple—always carries in the body the death of Christ, so the life of Christ is manifest through him or her and bestowed upon others. This is a life where rivers of pure and living water, the Holy Spirit, flows through you and out to others.

Living water life full of wisdom, boldness, surety, confidence in God—that dares not rely on self. Discernment will be keen to judge evil from good, and solid faith to move mountains, and not glorifying self in the process.

Your life will be a life of prayer and humility. You will not care about the appearance of righteousness, but you will live righteously from the heart. You will not put on a pretense of righteousness to make sinners feel lost. You will share your faith graciously without manipulation, pressure, or haughtiness. You will not waste time on liars, game players, and hypocrites. You will pray things through and then watch God’s will come to pass, since that is what God asked you to pray. You will live daily to do God’s will above all else. You will not have an attitude of working for God but rather a rest in God where His Spirit works through you to get His agenda done—not yours or man’s.

This new life is the life of grace that comes only by the work of the cross and the baptism of fire. The cross brings to death our mixed motives—those hidden motives that drive us to serve God for our own exaltation and glory.

The desires of the flesh are in check now that your personal spirit is no longer tied to the old nature. You will be able to put off the old nature that is like your former way of life because your inner mind, heart, and spirit have been transformed, renewed, cleansed and healed.

Your heart and mind will be set on heaven and fighting for God’s will to be done on earth, above all else! Abiding in Christ comes when our inner issues and carnal agendas die, and we rest in the presence of God.

We become trained to be aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit even when actively engaged in earthly tasks and conversation with others.

You will know the will of God and fight for it. You will suffer the sufferings of Christ as you stand in the gap for those people in your life that God desires to set free. Your body will manifest the effects of this spiritual warfare in the form of aches, pains, mishaps and sometimes strange accidents—but always ending with God’s healing and strengthening.

Emotional and spiritual oppression will come and go as you stand in the gap warding off Satan’s attacks against those he holds captive—while all through the battle, you will be sustained and strengthened by Christ until victory is achieved.

Your life will not be fanatical and religious. The lost and weak Christian will feel safe to confess sins and ask for prayer and counsel. You will be stable, strong, caring, frank, loving, firm, courageous, meaningful, non-threatening, encouraging, sober; yet, fun-loving, childlike but mature, slow to speak, having words full of wisdom and grace, intolerant toward evil and evil people but patient with sinners, the brethren, and those who are weak.

Say, this is how Jesus walked! “… he who says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked” (1 John 2:6).

You will not be afraid to confront evil and stand up for righteousness, even in the face of persecution. You will be proactive in your continued sanctification, ever pressing on to the high call of God in Christ Jesus. You will rejoice and not panic when trouble sweeps the land, even when afflictions strike home. You will be a pillar for loved ones to gather around for support and strength.

You will know how and when to say “no” to those who flatter and use you. You will avoid doing for others what they need to do for themselves. You will wean out the game players after a season of support, knowing that Christ, not you, must now become their everything. You will learn to catch flattery and not let it deceive you. You will learn to die to the work God gives you, so you can hand it to your replacement when God calls you to other things or take a break before starting something new.

People will see your strength, seek your help, and ask you to pray for them. You will learn to graciously but firmly tell those who seek your counsel what they need to hear not what they would like to hear in the flesh. You will stick to your word even if it personally turns out for the worst.

Satan will know that he cannot buy you, blackmail you, pressure you, or intimidate you. Demons will know you as a true enemy. They will harass you and attack you so your victories and accomplishments in Christ will not puff you up.

You will know you are a soldier for Christ whose heart and treasures are in heaven, and you will fight in the “war of the universe” that never ends until that Great Day—Christ’s appearance. You will understand the cost and be willing to lay down all glory for your King. In all of this, you will become a true disciple of Christ and walk as He walked. You will overcome, endure to the end, and be saved!

All that I have written here is in Scripture. It is obtainable! The old nature can and must be dealt with through Christ in His discipline and His leadership. Grace will abound, and sin will no longer have dominion over you. You will succeed in crucifying the deeds of the old self, maintain power over the old nature, and be at rest, ready to meet the Lord in physical death or at His appearance.

God will do mighty and terrible things when His leaders and workers, His remnant, have been thoroughly cleansed—when they walk as Christ walked.

What will the Lord do when this purification is complete? “Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the orphan, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 3:5). And, “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1).

The Lord will have at His disposal a mighty army who will demonstrate the true power of God as they gather souls in the final great harvest!

This is the time to get ready, dig deep, get right with God, and allow Him to crucify the works of the flesh within you. Let Him lay bare your motives, thoughts, and intentions of the heart. Embrace His discipline now so you be used of Him, and may stand at His coming.

 Copyright © 2018 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

 

EOTA Chaos: God’s Shakeup Plan

Breaking America’s spell over God’s people     by Charles Pretlow 05/18/2017

Even with america foreverthe increased dividedness across the nation, along with the political chaos and the resurrection of the cold war, Christians are still asleep!

The American dream and a watered-down Gospel has blinded God’s people to the obvious. The full truth of Christ’s teaching concerning the end-of-this-age events have been all but completely suppressed by most Christians theologians, authors, preachers, and teachers. The false teachings of Christ’s return have fit nicely into the hearts of millions of believers due to the extreme
Christian idolatry of America and prosperity, attempting to make America heaven on earth.

Blinded and worried, God’s people are “all about” saving America from the wicked, and in doing so, they are putting themselves in peril of not becoming ready for the coming tribulation that leads to Christ’s appearance.

The hopes of redeeming America have completely eroded.  Even with the election of Donald Trump and the agenda of changing America’s hell bent fall into total chaos—nothing is working. Rather the effort is fueling the bulging divide and confusion continues to escalate across the nation. All the efforts to drain the swamp in Washington DC are just inflaming the rage, vitriol, and inspiring more insane-illogic of the wicked.

Don’t be deceived, the righteous are being stripped of power to persuade the masses to return to morality, accountability, and common sense. The unrepentant and the wicked demand safe space so they don’t have to hear the truth, and this sin-centered bubble of is gaining legal traction.

And why? Because most churches, street and campus ministries point a condemning finger at the wicked, causing the freedom of speech with truth and the Gospel to be attacked. The wicked have seen enough Christian hypocrisy and carnal living to have any conviction of sin and judgment smothered. Any attempt to warn or confront in the power of the Holy Spirit concerning their perverted life-styles and wickedness will continue to incite outright rage. Already, their sexually perverted agenda has gained entrance into grade schools to indoctrinate children.

The wicked of today are becoming as evil as the wicked in Lot’s day. In Sodom, the gang of homosexuals attacked Lot verbally and tried to break into his house and rape him and his angelic guests. When Lot confronted them, their vile hatred and disrespect went as follows: “But they said, ‘Stand back!’ And they said, ‘This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.’ Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down” (Genesis 19:9).

Peter wrote that Lot was, “Greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard) (2 Peter 2:7-8). Few Christians today are greatly distressed by the wicked, so as to take to heart Christ’s warnings of the coming hour of darkness leading up to his appearance: “Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed” (Luke 17:28-30).

Fun Loving Christians Playing Church

Christians are still happy-go-lucky. Even though the wickedness and the immoral cultural nightmare continues. Christian national leaders continue to invoke “If my people who are called by my name 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 heal their land“ (2 Chronicles 7:14).  All this, in the hopes of praying in a revival to change the moral direction of America. It was too late years ago, when the true move of the Holy Spirit during the 70s was swallowed up by carnal church growth, lukewarm preaching, insane false spiritual manifestations, and toxic catering to social needs without making disciples.

True prophets back in the seventies and eighties, like David Wilkerson (The Vision and Beyond) were shunned, shamed, and ignored. Now read Wilkerson’s vision he received back in 1973. It should terrify the reader into repentance, into seeking the truth, coming to the Lordship of Christ, and desiring to walk in the Kingdom of Christ now, in true holiness and the fear of God.

Abraham beseeched God on behalf of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, but unfortunately there were not enough righteous in the cities to stop the destruction. However, righteous Lot and his family were saved by leaving, and in that, Lot had to be virtually dragged out of the city. Even as Lot’s family escaped, the spell of Sodom caused Lot’s wife to look back, causing her own demise.

Notable Christian leaders dare not declare to God’s people that America is past the point of no-return and is slated for End-of-this-Age (EOTA) judgments. They dare not warn Christians who are clinging to the things of this world, as Christ plainly said, “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32).

Leadership Vacuum Across the Nation and the World

 Leaders in business, politics, and in Christianity are now in over their heads for solutions and direction. This vacuum of true leadership will soon be replaced by true servants of Christ who will not be afraid to warn and describe accurately and prophetically the coming dire troubles.

From here on, political and Christian leaders alike will be stumped and appear to the masses as incompetent. Then for a brief time the truth will get out to the masses in a mighty way. Then the door will shut on the truth that warns of the coming judgements, as this secular leadership vacuum becomes filled the Antichrist’s leadership, as he employs his entourage of sycophants, who will help him promote his deceiving schemes as rises to worldwide power.

 Birth Pang Events Pushing More Chaos

God is allowing Satan to bring end-of-this-age trouble and chaos upon the whole world (including America). One of the primary objectives in this progression of trouble and chaos is to break the spell of the Americanized Gospel. A large portion of American Christians believe God made the USA a Christian nation, ordained as one nation under God, to become His vehicle to save the world and usher in the 1000-year millennial reign.

Now anarchy, lawlessness, and rebellion have become the political voice of choice for the wicked, racing towards various boiling points, inciting more chaos. How enraged, threatening, and out of control will America become before Christians are shaken awake and the spell of the American dream is broken. The hearts of most American Christians are far from God, filled with lethargy because of sin and the love of this life. Few are willing to accept that the world and America are in the end-of-this-age distresses of chaos and trouble.

Lot, even though warned of the coming fiery judgment, stood frozen and spellbound; “As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, ‘Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city.’  But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the LORD being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city” (Genesis 19:15-16).

God is not sending angels to seize lethargic-spellbound Christians who linger in sin, refusing to give up the love of America, but rather God is letting the fiery heat of increasing chaos, judgments, and the loss of religious freedoms to shakeup God’s people who are spellbound by churchianity. The final EOTA message from above will be a: “Voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues’” (Revelation 18:4).

Yes, Christ promised the following: “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).

Multitudes of believers even more spellbound by false doctrines teaching that Jesus will send out the angels to rapture of the saints before the Great Tribulation. However, it is quite clear in the above passage from the Gospel of Mark that Christ will send the angels (like God did for Lot) to rescue his own, after those days of extreme tribulation.

Multitudes of Christians Lingering Over the Love of this World—America

Even though the hand writing is on the wall—which should make Christ’s warnings concerning the end of this age shouted from every pulpit, loud and clear—Christians are still asleep and in a spiritual stupor. This recent election will not stop the end of this age evil chaos and judgments—the backlash for this administration’s efforts to bring change will come with vengeances. Like the wicked in Lot’s day, the wickedness moving through the masses across America will bounce back with new legal and political clout. They will succeed as they press hard to destroy any remaining vestige of America the Beautiful, Christian moral influence, along with God’s name and His blessings.

At best, we are gaining some time to get ready. However, the sincere believer in Christ must make sure he or she change their heart’s allegiance now. Who will you serve, the American dream rejuvenated by Trump, or the kingdom of Christ. Most Christians smugly rely too much on their American citizenship, with all its blessings, totally ignorant that they are putting their citizenship in Christ’s kingdom in jeopardy.

The cares of the American dream are about to swell to an overwhelming pressure and will become a trap sprung by the devil: “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)

Wake Up Now and Stay Awake

Christian, is it chaotic enough to shake loose the lethargy? Everyone who has an ear to hear, it is time to wake up before it’s too late. Now is the time to becomes pure, seek God’s perfect will and walk in the works He has prepared for each believer. Just coasting along playing church is about to end. You can count on it.

No one will escape the coming mounting chaos, it will touch all. The chaos will grow until it disturbs everyone’s false peace and tranquility. It will grow and grow until the American dream is replaced within the Christian heart with the reality of judgment and eternity—and that reality is at our door step, pressing on our doors. Millions upon millions of Christians may wake up and find themselves foolishly unprepared, judged with the wicked and find the door to Christ’s kingdom shut. God forbid that be the case for you and me. We need to wake up and stay awake!

Those who don’t wake up and stay awake will cry, weep, and beg, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ Only to hear, “Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.” Therefore, you must take to heart Christ’s warning concerning the end of this age and, “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour” (Matthew 25:11-13.

Copyright © 2017 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

Shaken Awake

Waking up unprepared to choose which way to move and who to believe.

by Charles Pretlow 02/15/2017

startled-awakeAmerica and the nations of the world are moving towards a cataclysmic clash of opposing ideologies that are leading people and governments toward worldwide chaos. Already, with this election, sides are being defined with extreme passion, hatred, physical hostility, and self-righteous arrogance.

The main ideologies: Social globalism is pressing towards an autocratic new world order. Some nations including the US are resisting globalism, where nationalism is pressing to maintain national sovereignty, individual freedoms and prosperity. Religious ideology within Christianity and Islam are pressing for theocratic rulership over all of humanity.

These movements are starting to disturb the masses and causing confusion for unprepared believers in Christ. For centuries, each generation of Christians have fallen asleep, content to settle into their differing camps of theology and errored narratives about how the coming new millennium and world peace will shake out.

Jesus prophesied that Christians would be slumbering while waiting for the birth of the Kingdom of God to manifest physically on earth. Three main scenarios permeate Christianity. Two are very popular and cause extreme passivity, while the true narrative is shunned by most:

1)      Dominion Theology and Amillennialism, a mixture of false teachings: Christ will set up his kingdom through his Church, using political influence and converting the lost to Christ. This doctrine is labeled dominion theology and requires a unified Christianity, where Catholics and Protestants mend fences and unite. The universe will be ruled from Christ in heaven for a thousand-years, represented on earth by a unified Christianity. Then at the end of this literal thousand-year golden age of peace on earth, Christ will return.

2)      Premillennial Pretribulation Rapture, another destructive heresy: The end of the age will come after Christians are rescued by Christ (the rapture) just before the Great Tribulation begins, this trouble will increase to a crescendo morphing into God’s wrath. This terrible time will befall all who are left on planet earth (the so-called left behind people). Then Christ will return with the raptured Christians to set up his reign on earth for thousand years.

3)      Premillennial with Post-Tribulation Rapture, the narrative that Christ taught: As the end of this age draws near, great trouble will fall upon all nations while Christians and Jews will be targeted as trouble makers, primarily because they oppose the emerging new world order, where a world dictator will facilitate world peace and abolish religious conflict. At the revealing of the new world leader (the anti-Christ), Israel will accept a false peace plan and the unified Christian religion will embrace other religions as having co-redemptive powers. Thus, no longer embracing Christ as the only way to eternal salvation and the way to a true relationship with God. This Christian super-church will press for world peace and embrace one government for the whole world, but in the end, Israel and this false—harlot Christian church will be persecuted by the new world ruler and be thrown under the bus (an expression of betrayal from our modern vernacular).  As the Great Tribulation nears complete world destruction, Christ will appear in the heavens, as the sky opens like a scroll. At this point, the rapture of the true Christian will take place and all the people of Israel will finally recognize that Christ was and is their Messiah. Israel will be surrounded by her enemies and just in time, Christ will return to earth with the resurrected and raptured saints to save Israel from complete annihilation—then rule the earth for a thousand years. This theological position teaches that terrible troubles will come upon all humanity for a specific period, and those troubling times will also affect Christians. However, Christians will be rescued (raptured) at the end of that Great Tribulation period, just before the wrath of God falls upon the world as judgments from God and then finally Christ returns to save Israel. (This is the scenario Christ taught as well as other New Testament authors.)

Shocked and Shaken Awake

 Christ warned of a time coming that would signify the end of this age and usher the millennial rule of Christ on earth. Jesus explains: “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

Most Christians know these passages of Scripture concerning the end times, but few are awake and seeing that these signs are coming to past rapidly. From now forward, you will see even more distress of the nations, earthquakes, and other natural calamities; this is God sounding the alarm to all who have an ear to hear while there is time to wake up, and realize the truth and become ready.

Those following this blog and our ministry have heard and read these same warnings time and again. Unfortunately, how many of our readers are half awake in a twilight daze, hitting the snooze button, figuring there will be plenty of time to get ready.

Like the masses laughing at and mocking Noah while he built the ark, then drowned in the global deluge, so too masses of on fire Christians will wake up too late, and find that they had no extra oil to maintain their faith to endure the coming terrifying hard times that are about to spring upon the whole world.

Pray Fervently to Allow the Holy Spirit to Discipline and Work into you Christ-like Character

 Concerning the time now upon us, Jesus also warned: “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).

Do not let this recent national election lull you further into a stupor. Many Christians are convinced Trump’s win is the beginning of the Lord restoring America back to a godly Christian principled nation. To the contrary, at best we have an extension of time with continued religious freedom to get out the true Gospel narrative concerning the end of this age—to sound the trumpet in a mighty way.

And to accomplish this, God is looking for true workers and ministers to raise up as servant warriors to fight the apathy plaguing most Christians. Enlist now in Christ’s school of ministry and allow him to discipline and train you up to do his bidding in these last days.

A Kingdom that Cannot be Shaken

There is no place on earth that will be spared and be a safe-haven. Some places may be safer than others, however, as Christ warned, this coming trouble, “Will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth.”

There is only one pure safe place to be, abiding in Christ, walking in his protection and carrying out God’s perfect will in all things. The invisible kingdom of heaven is open to those who are transformed into Christ-like character (this does include those who have learned to mimic the Christian walk, or for those who were initially born anew, but staying lukewarm, never growing up into Christ).

Yes, this invisible kingdom of Christ and of God is available to enter now, but it is not open to just anyone who calls themselves a Christian. The kingdom of heaven on earth is in the spirit realm and we can and must abide in God’s kingdom which is protected, walled off from the false, and gated in such a way as to only allow entry for those who have been tested and extremely vetted.

 “For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 5:5-6).

Further, the Apostle Paul instructs and warns: “Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God…. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Galatians 5:19-24).

If you want to be able to endure the coming terrible times that lead up to Christ’s appearance, then don’t refuse the Holy Spirit’s voice. Even now, as he bears witness to this stern warning with the call to wake up now, don’t sluff this warning off as another diatribe coming from an over-exuberant alarmist.

God almighty is about to raise his voice and shake everything that can be shaken!

“See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’  This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.  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 12:25-29).

Few Christians today are grateful to be able to receive an unshakeable kingdom, let alone act appropriately to enter therein and abide. We must press in now, and present ourselves as a living sacrifice in holy fear, reverence and awe—while there is still time!

“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).

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Mini Move of God—A Trickle Before the Dam Breaks

Vision for Ministering to the Wounded is Coming to Pass

by Charles Pretlow 02/07/2017

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With just one month outreach on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Loaves and Fishes a small move of God has begun. About 14 more people are attending Sunday fellowship, where about eight are from the shelter and others are coming from the community by word of mouth.

So far, the sharing and instruction has vetted those coming, where each demonstrate a serious attitude about Christ becoming Lord and are willing to enter God’s recovery program.

Two men have committed themselves to discipleship, mentoring, and instruction, working towards being released for ministry to help God’s wounded and the lost. One from the shelter and one by word of mouth who said he went to just about every church in the area, finding none faithful to the true Gospel—except MCCF.

Our Tuesday and Thursday meetings at Loaves and Fishes are suspended for now as another ministry has been invited for the next month to bring instruction. This is a welcomed break to give us time to adjust, consolidate, and disciple those now attending.

Hopefully, I can find time to finish the recovery workbook and the jump start life workbook. One of our future goals is to expand the Jump Start Life and Overcoming Through Christ ministry to the prisons here in Fremont County (over 15 in our area), and introduce this work to other missions and shelters in the state of Colorado and beyond. All to be done in bite sized chunks as the Lord leads.

Over the years, the Holy Spirit has consistently shown us that we must be ready for an influx of people waking up to the truth. The first wave coming will become equipped to minister during the coming end-of-this-age Midnight Cry Awakening. We have fought hard to get to this juncture, and now we are experiencing even greater pushback from the enemy.

Your prayers and financial support are needed more than ever. Through the years, we have refused to water down the Gospel message enticing the healthy and wealthy to bolster funding. Our continuation of this work has succeeded by miracle upon miracle, along with faithful support from each team member and a few members of our Internet family.

We now have our nursery and a youth activity area set up, as several families now attend with toddlers and youngsters. We are caravanning on Sunday mornings to give rides to fellowship and back for those at the shelter.

Our prayer request is for lump sum funds to come in and cover the purchase of a used 12 seat passenger van (good condition) and to pay off lines of credit and other debt. So, we are asking our Heavenly Father for a $50,000 shot in the arm. However, whatever amount comes in we will make do with.

Offerings and donations come from those attending fellowship, however few have much to give, so we refrain from pressuring the poor, or for that matter anyone. We trust God to encourage those with the means to give generously what they can, cheerfully, with no reluctance due to pressure, or from compulsion with the thought that giving to this work will bring them blessings. (The give-to-get doctrine that many ministries use to manipulate increased donations.)

Our weekly needs are increasing for such things as snacks for the nursery and child care on Sundays as well as help with lunch for those coming from the shelter during the week. Loaves and Fishes provides an evening dinner, a bed for the night and breakfast. Each client must leave the shelter by 7:45 AM and not return until 4:00 PM, thus most walk to town looking for a job, to deal legal matters or errands, or go to Walmart to stay warm; few have funds for lunch.

We are trying our best to help those who bear fruit of having a genuine “want to” for recovery: to provide computer time, use of the ministry fax, and a hot lunch. So far two are coming during the day. Others are coming to our Thursday night recovery meetings, after they are on their own and left the shelter. My counseling appointments have increased dramatically, so I am spending more time at the facilities counseling, mentoring, and directing those coming during the day to earn some cash by cleaning, organizing, and doing other ministry projects.

The main motive for this aspect of our ministry comes from the following passage:

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me…. as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” Matthew 25:35-40

We have experienced that the broken hearted and wounded, and those down and out are much more receptive to all that Christ taught, and demonstrate a deep hunger for the healing ministry of the Holy Spirit—coming to Christ on God’s terms.

“And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ But when he heard it, he said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.’” (Matthew 9:11-13).

Here is an opportunity to donate, if you can. Please pray. Thank you.

 

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Enduring to the End

For the new year: Persecution, Hatred, Anarchy, Betrayal, Racism, and more falling away!

by Charles Pretlow 1/26/17

trump_inauguration_protests“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).

Are we ready to endure the next wave of end-of-this-age chaos?

The election of Trump may slow down some of the nightmarish changes leading to the coming new world order, however, the backlash from the disgruntled from this election loss is igniting a powerful wave of lawlessness (anarchy) and hate. Unable to politically oppose new policies, far left money is now being funneled into organized protests, riots, and lawlessness pushing for tantrum politics to enact change and keep the creep of globalism to speed on.

Who is really behind all this, it is none-less than the mysterious man of lawlessness. We must be following Christ and obeying Him, and embrace all that he taught—starting now! The rapture will not rescue us from the coming troubles that are reaching a boiling point.

You and I will witness the chaos that ushers in the coming New Order World Leader

The Apostle Paul was explicit, the man of lawless will be revealed before the Lord’s appearance: “Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God….  For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.  And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-8).

Christians are deceived and asleep concerning this hour and the coming gross darkness. Most are spell bound because of their love for this world. They are oblivious to the mysterious patterns of lawlessness that is ever increasing in frequency and intensity.

It’s all leading to the satanic inspired rebellion!

Like Korah in the wilderness stirring up rebellion to oppose Moses, the mystery of lawlessness will stir up rebellion and anarchy. This is how evil gains political power over the soft-passive minds of the masses, including Christians who live at ease, carelessly prancing through life. Trouble and chaos forces the naïve to follow false leadership, and on the other hand  the trouble will awaken many true Christians and millions of lost to embrace the Gospel in its entirety.

So, in God’s faithfulness  will continue to allow tribulation to increase just as Scripture decrees, to wake up his people, that they might become ready to endure to the end.

Unfortunately, the foolish Christian under the many false doctrines and misguided leaders will continue to fall away from God, where their love toward God, Christ and his Gospel will grow icy cold.

 

Copyright © 2017 Charles Pretlow All rights reserved

Ministry Vision — A Roadmap of Faith

Twenty-Eight Years of Preparation and Team Development        by Charles Pretlow 12/08/16

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In 1988 our counseling ministry was established as a “faith” ministry—somewhat of a pilot program in a Foursquare fellowship in the Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest.  I was appointed the counseling pastor with no salary, receiving some occasional help from love offerings taken on my behalf by the senior pastor.

Each counselee was encouraged to give an honorarium at the end of each session, based on what he or she could afford. Sometimes a counselee would give items such as fresh salmon or other food items (usually just when we needed such). As word of mouth spread, my appointment calendar grew dramatically. Conflicts arose and eventually we had to start our own non-denomination home fellowship, preaching the Gospel, and gearing the work to help wounded Christians recover (God’s way) by offering counseling during the week.

Going independent was primarily due to the false teachings embraced by the senior pastor and the Foursquare denomination, which hindered the counselees from embracing sound doctrine that helps believers become cleansed of past defilements and wounds to the spirit in the discipline of God’s grace.

During this startup period for the counseling portion of our ministry, I received a vision from the Lord: One evening while seeking the Lord about the strenuous counseling work load, a vision came to my mind’s eye, where thousands upon thousands of Christians were languishing in darkness, deceived by false doctrine and hopelessly wandering. The gist of the vision was that a multitude of Christians had no hope of recovery concerning their emotional and mental instability, or become able to walk in the fullness of Christ.  In the vision, the need to help became overwhelming—and at that moment I thought to myself, and as a prayer to the Lord, “No way, I can’t do this!”

Then I heard the distinct voice of the Lord, “Will you do this for me?” Almost immediately I responded, “That’s not fair.” However, almost instantly after that rebuff to the Lord I realized—how could I say no to the Lord, thus I gave in.

Funny, but through the years since that vision, I have learned that there is no way that one individual counselor, one ministry or even a ministry consortium could handle the workload required to help so many. It is logistically and administratively impossible to help so many of God’s people overcome buried wounds and defilements that result in double mindedness (dividedness).

Praise be to God. The Holy Spirit as Counselor, Comforter, and Spirit of Truth is quite apt in healing, restoring, and regenerating life to a believer’s soul and spirit by healing a wounded spirit, damaged emotions and mental turmoil. He is present with every believer simultaneously, 24/7. However, the problem is: not many understand God’s word and the biblical principles to help them learn to cooperate and work out God’s recovery program, which leads to wholeness and the fullness of Christ.

 Twists and Turns

Like following a map that required compass readings at key waypoints, the Lord revealed at the right time what step to take and which direction to go. Sometimes it seemed we were being led away from the original vision, only to see the Lord’s wisdom and timing unfold, paving the way for the development of a resource or when it was time to procure a facility here in Canon City.

For over three years we have been praying and seeking the Lord about working with the local shelter to bring Christ to those in crisis and provide biblical counsel to those who would call upon Jesus. Again, at the Lord’s timing, this October one of our team members was hired to become the homeless shelter director. Another ministry partner was already there working as the receptionist—within a month the ministry gained access to help those in crisis and those struggling with life. Most importantly, we are learning what not to do by recognizing the missteps made by the current shelter system. Our vision of starting a complete Christ centered recovery program that works is now beginning take shape. This program will end up being taught to likeminded ministries as the Lord leads.

Millions of Believers at Risk of Losing-It

We have an urgent mandate to have all these teachings and resources in place ready to go. There is no time to waste, yet we must wait for God’s timing. This means we must advance steadily in doing what we know is God’s will for the moment. We desire God’s people to be ready, to be awake and prepared to work in the coming harvest of souls, which includes helping God’s wounded overcome.

Jesus warns believers concerning the last days that the end will mysteriously spring upon all. The unprepared will fall into a trap if they do not get ready, as Christ instructed: “Stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36). And in Matthew the Lord warns: “But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:13).

Continuous sobriety—with true spiritual, emotional, and mental strength is the only way to escape the coming troubles and endure to the end—until the rapture. This straight forward exhortation from the Lord is the only way we are to walk so that we may endure to the end.

Unfortunately, passivity, instability, false peace and false security are what most believers suffer today. I have discovered that many who want to be ready are God’s wounded. Most wealthy, healthy, and prosperous believers see no need to embrace Christ’s warnings and obey all that He taught, but rather most reject sound doctrine and choose false teachings that put them at ease. “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).

Many who are in this non-ready state will be the first ones to lose it—they will emotionally and mentally crumble and fall victim to the end of the age trap set by the devil and his workers who are disguised as servants of righteousness. Many who are unprepared will head to the world for sustenance, protection, and comfort from the coming tribulation. (Metaphorically, these did not carry enough oil for their lamps. See the parable of the ten maidens in Matthew 25.)

Fortunately, in great mercy, the Lord will bring a true awakening and healing to his wounded just in time that they may become ready and endure.

Our work in bringing forth these Biblical principles for true recovery is just one of many ministries hid out in the wilderness of preparation, ready to be launched into the spotlight by the power of His might. These ministries will be used to bring forth sound doctrine that the Holy Spirit can use to facilitate healing, recovery, maturity—helping restore the body of Christ to her full potential, beauty, and unity.

With this awakening, there will come a great chasm between the ready and the not ready, between the deceived and the awake. There will be a clear distinction between those who fall away yet stay in churchianity, and those who are true to the Lord and endure to the end and not sell out.

Many will become ready, as tempered and refined ministries launch out under God’s power to warn and equip those who have an ear to hear and faith to act.

Years of Preparation:

Maturing through Learning, Training, Stepping Out in Faith, and Doing

Over these many difficult years, we have learned firsthand about discernment, evil people, the false, and the demonic, how to walk in the true gifts of the Holy Spirit, crucifying the works of the flesh (carnal passions and desires), and how to minister to God’s wounded without keeping them weak and dependent—so they learn to walk in faith, able to move their own mountains in God’s power.

In addition, video broadcasting, post editing, book publishing, ministry administration, systems engineering, managerial organization, along with facility procurement and project planning and implementation have all been disciplines the Lord has led us to venture into, learning as we go. All to allow this work to stand independent of hirelings who might very well shipwreck this work. We, as the core team had to step out in faith and learn the ropes and know who to work with and how to get things done right with the least cost.

Just last week a local pastor asked Pastor Mark how we are funded, and he answered simply, “The Lord.” And that is how it all started years ago—by faith with no formal backing from any denomination or rich benefactor. Rather, by individuals called by God to help in so many ways. Yes, we learned to hang on by the skin of our teeth, making do with very little as it came in by the grace of God. At times, I held down a retail job while in ministry and I am currently using my social security monthly income to help support the work. Pastor Mark and his wife invested their life savings, as they hold down full time jobs, as do the other team members work other jobs and then volunteer their extra time to help sustain the ministry.

At times, we thought it would all crash down around our ears as each of us endured fiery trials that tested our faith, keeping us humble and walking in fear and trembling.

We have ministry partners all around the world, yet it is still just a handful who are moved by the Lord to consistently stay the course with us, to pray and send in donations as best as they can. As a team, we have learned to live on the edge with Christ, and we continue to learn as we go—yes, we are common uneducated men and women who mean business with our Lord to fulfil His call upon our lives. (See Acts 4:13.)

We have held our ground and refuse to tamper with the Gospel message, as the Apostle Paul put it: “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 4:1-2).

 Ministry Transition Team in Place

The Lord has been faithfully adding likeminded and gifted team members to this work. People who have a call and burden to minister to God’s wounded and facilitate true discipleship. Without going into boring details, every key position of administration and ministry leadership is being filled by the Lord. These fellow team members are experienced in managing, training, and delegating work to new staff team members as is needed. As mentioned, each team member volunteers time and supports this work financially.

Jump Start Life and Overcoming Through Christ

The last projects we are working hard to complete is the pilot program we mentioned in a previous blog—that being the Jump Start Life in Christ curriculum for the local homeless shelter and for those in severe crisis. Currently two of our team members are working at the local food bank and homeless shelter implementing this new program. When this six-week pilot program is completed we will write and publish a corresponding workbook as one of our resources for recovery. The other important resource that we are almost ready to publish is our main recovery workbook: Overcoming Through Christ God’s Recovery Program. This resource is already being used as our curriculum for our weekly recovery meetings. (These resources for helping the wounded recovery is developed by over 28 years of ministry experience, counseling, and study.)

It is important for each partner reading this post to know we are facing some real spiritual opposition, delays, and financial bumps as we press on to finish these two projects. We feel that these two programs currently under development are the last bit of work to be done before this ministry is released into the next phase. We believe the Lord is encouraging us to continue hang in there as we battle to become ready for the next phase.

Day of Visitation

Jesus rebuked Israel for not knowing her time of visitation. Likewise, Christians today are aloof to the coming hour of God’s visitation upon the world and Christianity. That hour of our final visitation is looming.

The coming days will see more devastating earthquakes, other natural catastrophes, distress of the nations, racial unrest breaking out into lawlessness with gang vigilante assaults between ethnic communities. The bitterness over the election of Donald Trump will continue as political opponents stoke the fires of hatred, paranoia, and continue to frame America as a culture of inequality. Christianity will continue to pretend America and the world will eventually settle down.

Most Christians are stuck in the devil’s end of the age passive stupor. Only a few will wake up, yet God in his mercy will visit his people one more time using his true servants to bring forth the message of “Wake up and come away from the false,” while crying out: “Christ’s return is at the doorstep!”

Many will ignore the warnings that will come with this visitation. Too many are dull to hear due to the incessant rantings from false alarmists, false prophets with dates, and false movements. So, now with the visitation about to spring forth—millions of Christians will ignore, belittle, and undermine this visitation, right as the midnight cry awakening begins in earnest—just as the priests, Pharisees, and scribes attacked and downplayed Christ first coming during Israel’s visitation.

Use the remaining time wisely and store your treasures in heaven, for without an obedient relationship with Christ, founded in Christ-like character, birthed and grown by the Lord’s discipline—you can expect terrible difficulties that could have been averted.

It is our call and mission to continue to warn and bring forth sound doctrine to help the hearer become ready—God’s way!

Your Continue Prayers and Financial Support

As we move into the next phase of this work, your continued help is vital. We want to thank each of you for your prayers, support, and patience. This time of the year is most difficult, but we trust the Lord will sustain you and direct you in ministry. and Lord willing share any extra resources to help us continue. It is our goal to continue to provide sound doctrine that addresses the needs of God’s people as the end of this age approaches.

We will not tell people what is soothing so we can stay funded by imploring church hoppers and Christian game players to attend, but rather bring forth the truth and help those we reach to become true disciples of Christ, equipped to fulfill God’s call to the ministry He ordains for each.

God bless each of you as we all look forward to 2017 and the opportunities to restore sound doctrine to the body of Christ—while there is still time.

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