The Coming Snare

The Coming Snare – By Daymond Duck –
 
In the past few months, the world has gone through some of the most far-reaching and consequential events in the history of mankind and most people-including most church goers, are unaware of these developments.
 
Concerning His return, Jesus said, “Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, andso that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth” (Luke 21:34-35).
 
Our Lord was saying beware of getting so preoccupied with the cares of this world that you fail to watch for His return. Beware of getting so distracted that you fail to watch the signs or you will be caught by surprise.
 
Below is a short list of recent historic developments (monumental events of great prophetic significance) that only a few are paying attention to.
 
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal and their ruling is a clear sign that the days of Lot and the days of Noah have arrived. Whether or not people agree with the court’s decision doesn’t matter. Their ruling is an indisputable sign that the end-of-the-age has arrived (Luke 17:26-30).
 
In June, Pope Francis released an encyclical calling for a reduction in the world’s population, regulating global climate change, establishing a global constitution, establishing a global court and establishing a one-world government. Doing this will make the rule of Antichrist possible during the Tribulation period (Dan.7:23; Rev.13:7).
 
In July, a Pew Study found that more Christians are being persecuted today than at any other time in the history of the church (Matt. 24:9). The world is a dangerous place for Christians especially those in the Middle East.
 
In July, the Temple Institute announced that the architectural plans for a rebuilt Temple are complete and ready to use (Dan. 9:26; Matt. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:4; Rev.11:1). The Temple will be rebuilt after the Rapture so the finished plans are a sure sign that the removal of the church is drawing near.
 
In August, the global economy took a beating (Rev. 6:5-6). Puerto Rico defaulted on its debt payment, the EU’s credit rating was downgraded from stable to negative, China devalued the Yuan three days in a row, Zero Hedge said 23 stock markets were collapsing and the CBO said America’s national debt is unsustainable. These are meaningful reminders that an economic collapse is on the horizon.
 
In September, the greatest mass migration of people since WW II started and a major factor is the fighting, killing and persecution (kingdom against kingdom) that Jesus said would be a sign of His coming (Matt. 24:7). It is no small thing that multitudes abandoned everything they possessed and risked their lives (and the lives of their children) to flee to safety in other nations.
In September, Russia and Iran moved into Syria. Their presence there is a sure sign that the battle of Gog and Magog could be close and that would mean that the latter days and the latter years have arrived (Ezek. 38:1-5, 8, 16).
 
In September, 193 nations voted unanimously to create a one-world government in connection with their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. God can speed this up or slow it down, but if He leaves it like it is, the world is less than 15 years away from the Rapture.
 
In October, the World Bank asked all of the nations to get together and come up with one inexpensive way to identify and track everyone on earth by 2030 (Rev.13:16-18). This group of globalists want every nation on earth to use the same system, same kind of equipment, compatible data bases, etc. Their tracking system will lead to the mark of the beast and the death of multitudes.
 
In October, twelve nations completed the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). These nations cover 40 percent of the world’s economy. Others want to join, including China. When all of them get in the result will be a one-world economic system (Rev.13:16-18).
 
In October, dozens of Palestinian terrorists attacked Jews in Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu promised some of the victim’s families that he would install surveillance cameras on every road in Judea and Samaria and on all of the major roads in the area.
 
U.S. Sec. of State, John Kerry, visited the area and called for surveillance cameras to be installed on the Temple Mount for 24-hour a day monitoring of activities there. 
 
The PA rejected his suggestion, but Mr. Netanyahu said the cameras will be installed in a matter of days and they will eventually be hooked to the Internet so people can view the events that are taking place 24-hours a day.
 
This is important because the Bible mentions the Two Witnesses that will prophecy for 3 ½ years during the Tribulation period (Rev.11:1-13). The Antichrist will kill them and the entire world will see their bodies lying in the streets of Jerusalem. No one will bury them and all of their enemies will celebrate their death. After 3 ½ days, God will raise them from the dead, call them up to heaven and everyone on earth will see this miracle take place.
 
Surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem and in the surrounding area means that people will soon be able to sit in their homes and witness what is going on there. Many who are alive today may witness their resurrection from the dead and their rapture up to heaven.
 
So the return of Jesus is going to come upon the world like a snare, just as he forewarned. If we pay close attention we can know where we are on His prophetic clock.
 
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck

Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble – By Daymond Duck – http://www.raptureready.com/featured/duck/dd109.html

“Asking for trouble” is a phrase that means behaving in a way that will likely cause you problems or behaving in a way that will backfire on you. It reminds me of something in the Bible:

“For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head” (Obadiah 1:15).

When the Tribulation period draws near what the unsaved try to do to Israel will be done unto them.

God is not dead. He is sovereign. He is holy. He judges with righteous judgment. At the end of the age, He will allow the unsaved to determine their own judgment by how they treat Israel. The actions of those who persist in harming Israel will come back on them because they are ignoring the Word of God.

Concerning the weather, God controls it. The Bible says, God “causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries” (Psalm 135:7). God controls the mist, lightning, rain and wind. The Bible also says, “Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word” (Psalm 148:8). God uses high temperatures, ice, snow, mist and wind to fulfill His Word. So, you see weather extremes might have something to do with Bible prophecy.

About four years ago, the U.S. was pushing Israel to negotiate a peace treaty with the PA to create a Palestinian state on the West Bank of Israel. The Bible warns against this, but U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Israel in March of 2010 to discuss it. Prime Minister Netanyahu came to this country in July of that same year to discuss it. Israel and the PA agreed to hold direct negotiations in September of that same year, but the negotiations quickly broke down. And about that time, a drought started to take hold in several southwestern states.

In 2011, President Obama continued to push the peace negotiations and he made several speeches in May calling for negotiations to begin based on Israel’s pre-1967 borders. The EU praised his position and the G-8 nations expressed strong support. The drought in the U.S. worsened, the price of hay soared, many ranchers were forced to slaughter their animals and the size of the U.S. cattle herd dropped sharply. There was a glut of beef on the market for awhile causing the price of beef to decline, but the price soon started up and it eventually hit an all-time-high.

In 2012, the U.S. election dominated politics and the pressure on Israel let up slightly. But the pressure wasn’t completely stopped and by then the drought had started spreading to California.

In 2013, John Kerry replaced Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State and he took over-totally obsessed with the idea of forcing a peace treaty on Israel. By the end of the year he had made almost a dozen trips to the Middle East to force Israel to accept the pre-1967 borders against the will of God.

To get Iran to the negotiating table over its nuclear weapons program, the U.S. linked up with the EU. The two promised to cut Israel down to size by isolating and weakening Israel. To get Israel to agree to the pre-1967 borders, Mr. Kerry got the EU to threaten to harm the economy of Israel by boycotting Israeli crops and manufactured products grown and produced on the West Bank. Mr. Kerry wanted the EU to slowly harm Israel’s economy at first, but he wanted them to ramp up the damage if the peace negotiations fail. He also warned Israel that the PA will start another intifada (rioting and demonstrating) if the Jews fail to sign a peace treaty.

Considering what God said in Obadiah 1:15, trying to cut Israel down to size is the same thing as asking God to cut the U.S. down to size. Trying to harm Israel’s economy is the same thing as asking God to harm the U.S. economy. Trying to harm Israel’s crops and industry is the same thing as asking God to harm U.S. crops and industry. And encouraging the PA to start another intifada in Israel is the same thing as asking God to send rioting and demonstrations in the U.S. God is not mean. He will just give the nations what they ask for.

Isn’t it interesting that while the U.S. is trying to weaken Israel the U.S. is losing allies left and right (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, etc.)? And while the U.S. is trying to harm the economy of Israel the U.S. economy is tanking. And while the U.S. is urging the EU to boycott food grown on the West Bank of Israel the U.S. food supply is being threatened by the worst drought in California history.

In fact, the God who controls the rain and snow has shut up the heavens over California, but He has opened them up over Israel. California has received so little rain and snow that her reservoirs are dangerously low, she doesn’t have enough water to adequately irrigate her crops and several small communities could run out of water by this summer.

On the other hand, Israel has received so much rain and snow that her reservoirs are almost full and she has more than enough to irrigate her crops. She has even reduced the operation of her desalinization plants because she doesn’t need the water. The U.S. needs to pay attention to the Word of God and leave Israel alone. Things won’t get better if we keep asking for trouble.

FYI: God Has Spoken (And We Know It) by Daymond Duck is available (linked to my publisher @ http://www.raptureready.com/terry/book17.html ). Books and a Kindle version are available at amazon.com. A Nook version is available at bn.com. Check out what it says about Syria, Russia, Iran, Egypt, natural disasters, the Two-State Solution, etc.
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck
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rachelduck@bellsouth.net