Monthly Archives: February 2017

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” .. Matthew 24:36 ……

No, I’m not setting a date — but Jesus said in Matthew 24:33 that we would ‘know the season.’ .. Well? .. If one knows even just a bit of what the Bible says about these final days before His return, it is quite obvious that WE ARE in that final season. … It would be impossible for me to share  all that is going on these days relating to Bible prophecy, but I do want to tell you of at least some of it as we move forward …

Recently, I established what I believe are six basic categories of these unfolding prophetic signs (“Living on Borrowed Time” six-part series – July/August, 2015). .. Going forward, I will use these as a basis for sharing & discussion. .. Also, I will need to be much more brief than I would like, simply because of the sheer volume of just what is taking place all around this beleaguered planet. .. Just let me say, the “birth pains” spoken of by Jesus Himself in Matthew 24:8 are in their final stages. .. The birth of His coming kingdom is now imminent! .. Hallelujah! …… So here we go ……

*Signs of Society – “But mark this:  There will be terrible times in the last days.  2) People will be lovers of themselves. lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  3) without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,  4) treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” .. 2 Timothy 3:1-4

Think this isn’t true today? .. Sure, we’ve seen these types of behavior in past generations, but NOTHING like today! .. Suicides, depression, drug use (both legal & illegal) are all at record levels. .. Also, we are witnessing civil & political strife unparalleled in modern history. .. Needless to say, Daniel’s prophecy (12:3-4) about people running to & fro has never been more true. .. It’s nuts out there, people! ..  Riots, civil strife & societal upheaval has never been more evident. .. And soon, it will all explode into chaos, the result of which I will briefly overview in the next category …..

*The Signs of World Politics – (Revelation 13, Daniel 2, 7, 8, 9 & 11, etc) – This is a vast subject in today’s world. .. Simply, I will highlight just a few. .. I’ll start with wars & rumors of wars. .. Never since the cold war (approx. 1946-1991) has the world been gearing up for conflict as today. .. Just look at Russia (King of the North). .. After nearly crumbling into the ash heap of history, it has as a nation rebounded to once again become a world power. .. In today’s news there are many reports of her ever-expanding military might. …… Then there’s China (King of the East) and her ever-increasing military might … not to mention the ever growing nations acquiring nuclear capabilities, some of which have unstable leaders that are rattling their swords. .. And just look at the prophesied Ezekiel 38-39 coalition of nations that will come against Israel in the final days. .. Magog (Russia), Persia (Iran) & Gomer (Turkey) are now forming an alliance of which there has never been before in history! .. Then, of course, there’s the coalition of Arab/Muslim states (Psalm 83) that surround Israel that will cause more & more havoc right up until the end. .. There’s more, but for now ………

In addition, the Globalist/World Government agenda is still advancing, despite the recent surge in the populist movement. .. Right now, in fact, the world’s nations are gathering together to advance their globalist desires. .. Even the tech billionaires, all with incredible influence, favor this globalist agenda. ..

So what will bring all this about? .. As mentioned in Signs of Society, civil chaos will continue to increase to the boiling point. .. Couple that with the soon-coming economic collapse, this will be the catalyst for the coming world government & its charismatic leader, the anti-christ. .. There’s so much more I would love to share here, but for now ……….

*Signs of Nature – Jesus Christ Himself in Matthew 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21 prophesied that there would be famines earthquakes, pestilences of all sorts, signs in the sun, moon & stars, plus much more, & that all these things would be like “birth pains” as we move ever closer .. (the signs of the times). Once again, the ‘birth pains’ analogy simply means that all these things would become increasingly stronger & more frequent. .. Think is not the case today? .. I do know that this is the most scoffed-at subject in today’s world of criticism (see 2 Peter 3) but scientific facts prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is, in fact, the case today. .. Just the subject of earthquakes alone prove this. .. 6+ quakes have more than quadrupled in just the past two decades! ..  Also, weather records in all categories are becoming the norm in today’s news. .. Words like ‘Biblical, Catastrophic, & Apocalyptic’ are becoming the norm for its explanation.

One more example – This headline appeared in the news on Feb. 20th from The Express (UK) .. “Genetically engineered viruses WILL wipe out hundreds of millions, warns Bill Gates” .. Bio-terrorism, etc is the worry, not to mention the globalist ‘utopian vision’ of a 500 million max earth population goal ((I’m not kidding), which simply means that some 7 billion people must go! .. (This one could fit into many categories such as Technology, Society, World Politics, etc) … There’s more, but for now ……

*Spiritual Signs – Where do I start?! .. For the sake of time, I’ll cover just three for now …

1) Satanic images & movements are exploding across the globe! .. Satan clubs are appearing in our school systems, satanic symbols now stand in more & more public places whereas God has been removed, satanic/demonic festivals are now becoming the norm during summer months around the globe, and then this one .. In just the last few months, we have witnessed the erection of the ‘Arch of Ba’al’ in three separate locations .. London, New York, and as we speak, at the Globalist meeting in Europe, where world leaders MUST pass under it to enter the gathering! .. Most don’t realize it, but Bal, or Ba’al, represents one of the most high pagan gods of all time! .. How long, Oh Lord?! ……

2) The LGBT worldwide movement is simply satanic! .. Just look at the image of Baphomet which satan worshipers use. .. One can easily see that this demonic figure is tri-gender. .. There are many other ‘non-adjusted’ scriptures in both the Old & New Testaments that condemn this chosen lifestyle. .. Quite simply, this ‘queer’ agenda is an abomination to God! (Note:  According to satanists, Baphomet represents ‘equal duality’) .. I most likely could get in trouble for saying these things, but that IS the problem today. .. Not enough of us are saying it! .. I know that ‘judgement preaching’ is not popular, but again, people must hear what the true scriptures say concerning all sin. … Amen …

3) Today’s Church – In most all cases, what was just said about NOT speaking of the consequences of a sinful lifestyle has become the norm in today’s churches. .. The ‘Laodicean’ syndrome  that(Rev. 3:14-22) of ‘lukewarmness’ has set in. .. Numbers, entertainment & prosperity have become the prime focus in today’s gatherings instead of the true meaning of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. .. And just look at the results! .. America has simply become 2 Timothy 3:1-4 to a tee! (go back & read it) .. And we wonder why our society has gone into the toilet of sin?! ………. Moving on …..

*Signs of Technology – For the sake of time, just three quick ones. .. In just Revelation 13 alone, we see two distinct prophecies that would have been utterly impossible except for the advancement of technology. .. The first is the ‘Mark of the Beast.’ .. This passage says that ALL MUST take this mark in order to do any buying, selling, or any other public function. .. It also says this mark will be on either the back of the right hand or on the forehead. .. How could this have been even remotely possible before microchips, implants, etc.? .. Not! .. Also, chapter 13 depicts a statue that represents the world ruler will come to life before the people’s eyes. .. Once again, how could this even be remotely possible without advanced technology? .. (Holograms, etc) .. Finally, chapter 11 of Revelation tells of two of God’s witnesses lying dead in the street for three & a half days, and that the WHOLE WORLD will see them! .. Again, without television, satellites, or the internet, this would be virtually impossible! .. Just a few ……

*Israel – Of course, this is always the big one. .. First, she is the only country to have existed, ceased to exist, and then came back into existence (1948). .. This is prophesied in many places. .. Also, scripture says that Israel will be isolated & surrounded by all nations that hate her & seek her destruction. .. (Zechariah 12:2-3).. Just look at the UNs recent actions. .. This international entity (farce) seems to focus almost totally on Israel! .. On most all the ‘condemnation lists,’ Israel is always their main target.  (A comment from one of its leaders – “Israel is he biggest single problem in the world.”) .. Have you ever looked at this country on the map? .. It’s about the size of your fingernail. .. It doesn’t have a seaport .. Jerusalem doesn’t offer any value of major international need, and on & on .. but again, the world’s primary focus is on this nation! .. Why? .. Because the Bible said it would be this way in these final days! .. Simply amazing to watch …. (Don’t forget the Psalm 83 & Ezekiel 38 coalitions mentioned in World Politics that are soon to attack her). …

OK .. Enough! .. I apologize for the length of this (actually, no I don’t), but it is simply impossible to shorten  .. and there is soooooooo much I have left out! … I just wish more people would learn of these things because it truly helps one to begin to understand why all this craziness is taking place. .. Simply, Bible prophecy is the single greatest gift we have been given concerning these increasingly turbulent times. .. Why! .. Because it explains why! .. This one verse says it all concerning the overwhelming importance of Bible prophecy in these days … “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” .. 2 Peter 1:19 … Isn’t that a great verse?! ……

In closing, we cannot stop what has been prophesied to take place, but we can make a difference in people’s lives as these events play out. .. Jesus said in Matthew 5:14 .. “You are the light of the world.” .. We need to keep turning this light up higher & higher so more & more people will be able to see it. .. In fact, this IS our assignment, to witness  to as many as possible  while there is still time. .. He is coming soon! .. Hallelujah! ……

Until next time,

Red

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, whom put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” .. Isaiah 5:20 ……

The title of this commentary originated in 1964 from a song written by P.F. Sloan, which went on to become one of the anthems of the 1960s social revolution. .. It was recorded by Barry Mcguire in 1965, the year before I signed my first recording contract with Liberty/Imperial records. .. Needless to say, I witnessed first-hand the upheaval of that time .. when people were in the streets marching in the name of peace while burning down city blocks along the way. .. It was, in many ways, the same as it has become today, where people once again are in the streets marching for the sake of diversity, inclusion & free speech, and then starting fires & creating havoc because of someone or some issue that doesn’t represent their way of thinking. ..

Shifting quickly back to that period of the 60s – 70s for a moment, history proves this is when the American social values began their rapid descent. .. The following is a brief summary of what I’m talking about ……

*1962 – The Removal of prayer from public schools by the Supreme Court …

*1963 – The removal of Bible reading in public schools by the Supreme Court …

*1973 – Roe vs. Wade .. Legalized abortion by the Supreme Court …

Continuing forward, we saw these …

*1980 – 10 Commandments removed from public school classrooms by the Supreme Court …

*2003 – Sodomy laws in Texas struck down by the Supreme Court …

*2013 – DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) – struck down by the Supreme Court …

*2015 – Same-sex marriage legalized by the Supreme Court …

There’s more, believe me. .. And the results of these changes are rapidly manifesting into more & more chaos. .. Even witnessing the 60s upheaval first-hand doesn’t compare to the vast divisions we are seeing in our land today. .. The level of hatred toward someone for having a different viewpoint is simply astounding! .. The rage is growing by the hour! …..

Just taking a quick glimpse of our nation today, what do we see as a result of all these ‘modern’ changes? .. Suicides at record levels – anxiety medication prescriptions at record levels – elementary & middle school children having access to Satan clubs & the LGBT agenda .. demonstrations for the right to continue the slaughter of our unborn children .. Satan-based sex-orgy summer festivals .. Satanism & Black Magic on the rapid rise .. atheism & humanism flourishing .. transsexuals now being celebrated .. prime-time television now flaunting the ‘sin agenda’   ….. even the Temple of Ba’al was erected in New York City last year! .. How far, Oh Lord!

Wake up, America!  .. Please don’t think for a minute that God is ignoring our declining ways! .. In fact, one has to be blind to even think we aren’t experiencing more & more upheaval in our society, not to mention the increasing pestilences hitting us on all fronts. .. It is NO Coincidence! ..

God has been trying to get America’s attention for some time now, but sadly, we have ignored it as a nation. .. We have defied Him &  even now openly blaspheme Him! .. Simply put, these calamities will only increase in number & intensity (birth pains) unless we as a nation turn our faces back to God & ask for forgiveness. .. The real question is … how much longer will He put up with all this moral & social carnage?! .. I believe the ONLY reason He is tarrying is because of the scripture in 2 Peter 3:9 .. “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, NOT WANTING ANYONE TO PERISH, but everyone to come to repentance.” (emphasis mine) ..

In closing, I want to share a prayer that I’ve put forth before. .. Quite simply, it says everything that needs be said concerning our national state … It was given by Pastor Joe Wright when he was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate back in 2007. .. Expecting the usual generalities, instead they heard this …

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“Heavenly Father, We come to you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. .. We know Your Word says,  “Woe to those who call evil good,” but that is exactly what we have done. …

-We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values ..

-We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery ..

-We have rewarded laziness, and called it welfare ..

-We have killed our unborn, and called it choice ..

-We have shot abortionists, and called it justifiable ..

-We have neglected to discipline our children, and called it ‘building self esteem’ ..

-We have abused power, and called it politics ..

-We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions, and called it ambition ..

-We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography, and called it freedom of speech & expression ..

-We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers, and called it enlightenment .. ………… Search us O God, and know our hearts today .. cleanse us from every sin and set us free.”

(Needless to say, several legislators walked out during the prayer in protest .. Sadly, I’m not surprised) ……

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In closing, we are fast approaching “The Eve of Destruction,” &  must all pray fervently for our nation & it’s peoples .. God doesn’t want to lose anyone! .. Please join me in this effort & let us try to make a huge difference before our Lord calls us home .. Hallelujah! . He is coming! ..

Until next time,

Red

In a recent brief exchange on Facebook over a comment I made about the deteriorating conditions of today’s world, the subject of Bible prophecy & the end of days came up. .. One particular comment prompted me to respond with the following …..

In this particular comment, it was stated that  yes, the Lord would come at some point, but that most all generations of the past have also felt that His return was near .. that there has always been serious  calamities facing mankind .. so why is it any different now? .. While the respondent is totally correct in his statement that no one knows the exact time of Jesus’ return (Matthew 24:36), what this thinking is missing is the fact that prophecy does tell us that ‘we will know the season.’ .. Yes, there have been difficult times throughout the history of mankind, but specific prophecies were revealed through God’s chosen prophets that would indicate this ‘season’ of our Lord’s triumphant return. ……

In a moment , I will share just a few brief examples of these prophecies … but first .. why is it that most all churches today are abandoning these prophecies & their teaching? .. Why on earth would today’s  Church leaders take away the explanations for the ongoing worldly chaos & therefore the hope that these scriptures gives us as to why? ….

I’m glad you asked! .. Simply put, the largely mainline protestant denominations such as the Episcopalians, Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, etc., tend to view Bible prophecy in much the same way as their predecessor, the Roman Catholic Church – that most all prophecy is already complete & now is ‘spiritually’ in effect. .. This thinking is called ‘preterist,’ which means that Bible prophecy concerning the last days was completed in the first century, and that we are now living in the spiritual kingdom …. A few points in this thinking …

1) The Church has replaced Israel as God’s chosen (replacement theology) ..

2) Most all prophecy completed with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 ..

3) The ‘Kingdom’ is now in effect, & that Christ currently reigns through the Church here on earth

(Dominion or Kingdom Now theology) ..

Note: Other denominations such as Foursquare, Nazarene, etc have, for the most part, abandoned prophecy teaching. .. Seems the only prophecy-teaching literalists left are the growing number of smaller non-denominational gatherings. ……

Trying not to be too harshly judgmental, in my humble opinion, this falls directly into the ‘false teaching’ category. .. If one looks at the Bible from a ‘literal’ position, of which I do, this thinking is complete nonsense. .. The Bible does not support it! .. This ‘allegorical,’ or non-literal approach is dangerous because it allows any & all to ‘adjust’ the scriptures to make them ‘read’ the way one feels best suits their desires! .. Like I’ve said many times in the past .. I’m not always happy about some of the things the Bible says, because it is difficult for me, but I don’t have the option to adjust it! .. Like it or not, I must ‘literally follow it! ..

OK, Red .. calm down, for heavens sake! ………. Now let me share just a couple of prophetic points that prove beyond all shadow of a doubt as to why these are the final days leading up to our Savior’s triumphant return .. things that could NEVER have been possible or weren’t in place in those previous generations. ..

*Technology – it would increase to the point to where one man could control all buying & selling .. (Revelation 13) .. to where the whole world could view an event in a single location .. (Revelation 11:9-10) …….. Also, the prophet Daniel, in his 12th chapter, talked about the increase of knowledge in these last days. ..

*All the world would come under a one-religious system (Revelation 13, 17) .. If we are paying any attention at all, the world’s religions (except for us radicals) are wooing one another more & more

*Nations would align themselves in certain geopolitical/economic/military alliances .. (Ezekiel 38-39, Daniel 11, revelation 16) .. One great example of this is the Magog, Persia & Gomer alignment today (Russia, Iran, Turkey) .. NEVER have these particular nations been associated in any way, until now! .. There’s more, such as the EU, but for time ……

*Religiously & socially, the world would continue to deteriorate .. (2 Timothy 3, 2 Peter 3, Rev. 3) ..

*Wars & rumors of wars, pestilences, earthquakes, strife, false messiahs & teachers (birth pains) (Matthew 24, Mark 13, & Luke 21 – these are Christ’s own specific warnings as to the ‘season’) ..

*Israel – This is the BIG ONE .. Simply, Israel, God’s chosen people, are the prophetic time clock, the primary catalyst as to ‘the things to watch for.’ .. Just two points to see for now are these .. -Israel is back in her land (some of it) as a nation again .. (Isaiah 11, Ezekiel 36, Amos 9, & Luke 21:24) .. Simply, this has NEVER previously happened where a nation existed, then ceased to exist, then came back into existence! .. -The whole world would come against Israel .. (Zechariah 10, 12 & 14 as examples) .. Think this isn’t true? .. Just follow even a few minutes of the United Nations rhetoric & one would think she is the ONLY nation on this earth! ..

Anyway, you get the point. .. And there are many, many more ‘last-day’ prophetic signs I could share with you to prove that , yes, we are living in the final moments of the Church Age & that Jesus Christ IS coming back very, very soon! .. In my opinion, all I can say is …… Hallelujah!

OK .. Enough for now. .. Thanks to all of you who put up with me. … I know that we are increasingly becoming the minority in this thinking &, by the way, that, too, is prophetic! .. I’m shocked (but not really). ……

Love you all & am praying for you constantly. .. Stay strong in these increasingly difficult days, and NEVER forget that the Lord promises to deliver us from all this chaos. .. Hallelujah! ..

Until next time,

Red

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