And the Lord said, “My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever, because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years.” (Genesis 6:3)
And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. (Luke 17:26-30)
“On the 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to ensuring that everyone has access to care—including reproductive health care—no matter their income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status.”
Statement from President Biden and Vice President Harris
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki described President Biden as a “devout Catholic” after being asked about his stances on taxpayer funding for abortion. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who attended mass with Biden on Wednesday, has described herself as a “devout practicing Catholic,” identifying with what is perhaps the largest pro-life organization in the world.
The Age of Apostasy
The church age is outlined with Jesus’s message to the seven churches, using actual churches that were located in the region we now know as the country of Turkey:
Apostolic Age (33 to 100 AD) – Ephesus: From this church, those “who overcome are granted to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” (Revelation 2:1-7). Praised for not bearing those who are evil, testing those who say they are apostles and are not, and finding them to be liars; hating the deeds of the Nicolaitans; having persevered and possessing patience. Admonished to “do the first works” and to repent for having left their “first love”.
Age of Persecution (100 to 312 AD) – Smyrna: From this church, those who are faithful until death, will be given “the crown of life”. Those who overcome shall not be hurt by the second death. (Revelation 2:8-11). Praised for being “rich” while impoverished and in tribulation. Admonished not to fear the “synagogue of Satan”, nor fear a ten-day tribulation of being thrown into prison.
Imperial Church Age (312 to 600 AD) – Pergamon: From this church, those who overcome will be given the hidden manna to eat and a white stone with a secret name on it.” (Revelation 2:12-17). Praised for holding “fast to My name”, not denying “My faith” even in the days of Antipas, “My faithful martyr”. Admonished to repent for having held the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel; eating things sacrificed to idols, committing sexual immorality, and holding the “doctrine of the Nicolaitans”.
Age of the Papacy (600 to 1517 AD) – Thyatira: From this church, those who overcome until the end, will be given power over the nations in order to dash them to pieces with the rule of a rod of iron; they will also be given the “morning star”. (Revelation 2:18-29). Praised for their works, love, service, faith, and patience. Admonished to repent for allowing a “prophetess” to promote sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
Reformation Age (1517 to 1700 AD) – Sardis: From this church, those who overcome will be clothed in white garments, and their names will not be blotted out from the Book of Life; their names will also be confessed before the Father and His angels. (Revelation 3:1-6). Admonished to be watchful and to strengthen since their works haven’t been perfect before God.
Missionary Age (1700 to 1900 AD) – Philadelphia: From this church, those who overcome will be made a pillar in the temple of God having the name of God, the name of the city of God, “New Jerusalem”, and the Son of God’s new name. (Revelation 3:7-13). Praised for having some strength, keeping “My word”, and having not denied “My name”. Admonished to hold fast what they have, that no one may take their crown.
Age of Apostasy (1900 to 2020 AD) – Laodicea: From this church, those who overcome will be granted the opportunity to sit with the Son of God on His throne. (Revelation 3:14-22). Admonished to be zealous and repent from being “lukewarm”; they are instructed to buy the “gold refined in the fire”, that they may be rich; to buy “white garments”, that they may be clothed, so that the shame of their nakedness would not be revealed; to anoint their eyes with eye salve, that they may see.
The seventh and final letter to the churches of ancient Asia Minor is to the church in the city of Laodicea. This last message is found in Revelation 3:14-22. Laodicea was a wealthy, industrious city in the province of Phrygia in the Lycos Valley.
In contrast to the other six churches, the Laodicean church has nothing to commend it. Jesus begins the message with condemnation: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I’m rich; I have become wealthy and need nothing,’ and you don’t know that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:15-17).
Jesus emphasizes their “lukewarm,” apathetic nature three times. As a result of their ambivalence to spiritual things, Jesus would have nothing to do with them. He would “vomit them out,” as the people of Laodicea would spit out the tepid water that flowed from the underground aqueducts to their city. With their apathy came a spiritual blindness; they claimed to be rich, blessed and self-sufficient. Perhaps they were rich in material things. But, spiritually, the Laodiceans were in a wretched, pitiful condition, made all the worse in that they could not see their need. This was a church filled with self-deceived hypocrites.
Jesus calls the Laodicean church to repent of its sin: “I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire so that you may be rich, white clothes so that you may be dressed and your shameful nakedness not be exposed, and ointment to spread on your eyes so that you may see” (Revelation 3:18). Their material wealth had no eternal benefit, so Jesus commands them to come to Him for true, spiritual riches (see Isaiah 55:1-2). Only Christ can supply an everlasting inheritance, clothe us in righteousness, and heal our spiritual blindness.
Jesus then notes His concern for His church in Laodicea: “As many as I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be committed and repent. Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and have dinner with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:19-20).
His rebuke is not born of animosity but of love. “the Lord disciplines the one He loves” (Hebrews 12:6). The desired response to God’s reproof was zealous change and true repentance.
What has happened to Christianity in the last 120 years? How far have we fallen?
Divorce Rates 2021 / World Population Review
Looking at the crude divorce rate shows that Russia has the highest rate of divorce. According to United Nations data from 2011, Russia’s divorce rate is 4.8 divorces per 1,000 residents. Belarus trails only slightly behind with 4.1 divorces per every 1,000 residents.
When it comes to the nation with the third-highest divorce rate, two countries are tied, each of which falls significantly behind Russia and Belarus. Gibraltar and the United States each have a divorce rate of 3.2 divorces per every 1,000 residents. In the U.S., Nevada has the highest divorce rate of any state at 14%.
Biden Using Christian Religion as ‘Cover for Extreme Policies’: Pro-Life Activist Rose / The Epoch Times, February 18, 2021
Lila Rose, founder and president of the pro-life organization Live Action, says Americans need to be aware of the serious deception by the Biden administration regarding abortion.
“Most Americans are not aware of the pro-abortion extremism of the administration,” Rose said in an interview with NTD News on Feb. 17. “And when they do become aware, they’re deeply concerned.”
Rose said that she and her organization are immensely concerned about the agenda of the Biden administration, which is “even more pro-abortion than when he served as vice president under President Barack Obama.”
Smartphone generation ‘raised on hardcore porn,’ church must address coming ‘tsunami’: expert warns / Christian Post, February 19, 2021
Due to the ubiquity of smartphones, the up-and-coming generation has been “raised on hardcore porn to a level that’s never been seen before,” and there will be a massive “reckoning” within the Church if the Body of Christ fails to address this issue, the head of an addiction recovery program has warned.
“We may think that the porn situation is bad now, as we’re seeing pastors like Ravi Zacharias come out, but this younger generation has been raised on hardcore porn to a level that we’ve never seen before,” Ted Shimer, founder of The Freedom Fight, an online addiction recovery program, told The Christian Post.
“The Bible tells us that we’re going to reap what we sow. Those of us who work with college students, we’re seeing porn addiction like never before. These are our future Christian parents, mothers, fathers, church leaders. If the church doesn’t deal with it, there’s going to be a massive reckoning that is unfortunately not going to look well on the name of Christ.”
Cadbury under fire for same-sex kiss in new Creme Egg commercial / New York Post, February 19, 2021
Cadbury is getting creamed by critics on social media, who say the British candy company is “selling sex to children.”
A new commercial to celebrate the iconic Cadbury Creme Egg’s 50th anniversary — happy birthday, you delectable confection! — and promote the chocolatier’s annual Easter lineup has scandalized fans with its cheeky message.
“It’s the Creme Egg Golden Goobilee,” a voiceover proclaims, kicking off a montage of whimsical scenes depicting the many unique ways one can eat a Cadbury Creme Egg.
“Calling all eggshibitionists: Let the eatertainment begin!” the ad’s voiceover annouonces. “Lickers, let loose … Discreaters, come out of your shell,” the voice continues.
But it’s the money shot at the end of the video that has viewers clutching their pearls, depicting two men passing the sweet treat to one another in their lips before bursting the egg and its creamy contents.
The Coming Bankruptcy Of The American Empire / The American Conservative, November 20, 2018
The chickens are coming home to roost. It’s only a question of when.
Herbert Stein was chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and is the father of the more well known Ben Stein. In 1976, he propounded what he called “Stein’s Law”: if something cannot go on forever, it will stop. Stein was referring to economic trends, but the same law applies just as much to foreign policy and the concept of empire.
The United States’ national debt is approaching $22 trillion with a current federal budget deficit of over $800 billion. As Senator Rand Paul often points out, bankruptcy is the Sword of Damocles hanging perilously close to Uncle Sam’s neck.
The United States holds the most debt of any country in the history of the world. In fairness, when our debt-to-GDP ratio is factored in, there are many countries in far more perilous economic situations than the U.S. But there will come a tipping point. How much debt can the system hold? When will the cracks grow too big to hide? When will the foundation crumble? There’s a great deal of ruin in a nation, said Adam Smith, and our ruin must ultimately come.
When the world loses confidence in the American government’s ability to pay its debt, or the interest rate on our debt becomes unsustainably high, choices will have to be made. No more kicking the can down the road, no more 10-year projections to balance the budget. Congress, in a state of emergency, will have to take a buzzsaw to appropriations. And the empire will be the first thing to go.
It is time to wake up, repent, and get spiritually ready.
As Christians, we obtain our peace and security through Jesus Christ. The fact is that there are irreconcilable conflicts between Christianity and all other religions. Christianity alone makes provision for man’s basic need – the forgiveness of sin.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.“ (John 14:1-6)
The Laodicean “Age of Apostasy” has been degenerating the Church for almost 120 years now. We have reached the same point as the days of Noah, leading up to the Flood.
And the Lord said, “My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever, because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years.” (Genesis 6:3)
The door of Noah’s ark is an example of the finality of a door closing:
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the sources of the watery depths burst open, the floodgates of the sky were opened, and the rain fell on the earth 40 days and 40 nights. On that same day Noah along with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah’s wife, and his three sons’ wives entered the ark with him. They entered it with all the wildlife according to their kinds, all livestock according to their kinds, the creatures that crawl on the earth according to their kinds, all birds, every fowl, and everything with wings according to their kinds. Two of all flesh that has the breath of life in it entered the ark with Noah. Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered just as God had commanded him. Then the Lord shut him in. (Genesis 7:11-16)
When the Lord closed the door, He pronounced a death sentence on all of the people who drowned. The Lord knew beforehand that they would never believe Noah’s preaching.
Clearly, the period of testing is over, and judgement is about to begin.
As Christians, should we be worried? The Bible states:
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way, and then the lawless one will be revealed. (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8)
The restrainer of all these things is the Holy Spirit, embodied in the believers on the Earth. When we are removed in the Rapture, the Holy Spirit will stop His restraint, and the Day of the Lord will begin. All hell will literally break loose.
We who believe will be long gone before that day. All we need to know, is that that Day is very, very close.
Why is there such an End Times push for divorce, abortion, non-reproductive sex, and the destruction of the United States? What is really going on?
For decades, some of the world’s most powerful people have meet in secret to discuss global political and economic affairs. This ‘Shadow world government’ meets in secret forums like the Bilderberg Group, the Club of Rome, and Bohemian Grove, and controls every major global decision. The Shadow Government picks world leaders, leaders of major international organizations and sets policies globally and domestically inside nations. They have already decided that population growth must be addressed as a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat.
UN Pushes Population Control Agenda / New American Magazine, October 27, 2011
Agenda 21 is yet another means to achieve ultimate control. Additionally, as noted by LewRockwell.com, a key component of Agenda 21’s sustainable development is population control, since Agenda 21 seeks to achieve reduced consumption, social equity and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity. Proponents of Agenda 21 and sustainable development believe every societal decision should be based on environmental impact, including land use, education, and population control.
What does the Lord have to say about this plan?
“See that you don’t look down on one of these little ones, because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10)
Is the Lord willing to forgive the mass murder of the unborn? Is He willing to forgive the rampant and aggressive perversion that is exploding across the world?
It may be too late for the world system, but for each individual who has breath, it is never too late for God’s forgiveness. He is rich in mercy to all who call upon Him in sincere repentance. A full pardon for all wrongdoing is available at the cross of Jesus Christ!
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:11-15)
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:5-8)
His requirements are to love God with all your body, mind, and spirit and your neighbors as yourself. He sent Holy Spirit to help us make good choices to keep our lives on the right path towards heaven.
Jesus said to him, ” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. ‘ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ‘ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
If you are not sure that you are saved, you can accept Christ into your life right now, by praying:
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”
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