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The Father’s Only Son by Darl Dinger

Oh My people
why can’t you see?
You have forsaken My Father
you have forsaken Me.

I gave you the Holy Spirit
to teach you My Father’s ways
you listen to fairy tales
you have gone the wrong way.

My words I have spoken
but you would not hear
what more can I say
except My coming is near.

No double minded person
can enter into Our realm
for I, Jesus will protect you
you will come to no harm.

They follow their idol
it is a six-pointed star
they are going the wrong way
they don’t know where you are.

Many will stand before Me
on that final judgment day
they will beg for mercy
then what will you preachers say?

My watchmen have spoken
many warnings they have said
they talked to all people
those that were alive, but spiritually dead.

History will repeat itself
of this have no doubt
all who follow the Jew
from heaven will be thrust out.

Devastation will come
it will come in like a flood
I, Jesus Christ gave My all
including My life’s blood.

If you are chosen
to see the final test
keep believing in Me
and I will give you eternal rest.

Yes, hard times are coming
what more can I say
except keep trusting in Me
and you won’t go astray.

Yes, believe on My Father
and the works He has done
put all of your faith in Me
because I AM the Father’s only son.

What We Place Our Hope in Makes All the Difference

Christian author John Eldredge has recently published his latest book, All Things New: Heaven, Earth and the Restoration of Everything You Love. I just finished reading it in one sitting. It’s well worth the read. Primarily because it puts life into its proper perspective for God’s elect, who know Him, love Him and serve Him faithfully in our world gone mad and quite demonic.

It’s no secret any longer. The world is in the process of perishing in a death spiral and everyone knows it. Yet the vast majority of mankind alive on earth today is engaged in a massive con job of endless self-deception and denial of the obvious. Because the implications of what we see all around us is just too disturbing and upsetting for the vast majority of humanity. Yet for a select few of us, those of us who number among God’s born again elect, denial of the obvious is not the least bit satisfying or credible. We want answers and no one seems to have any that are the least bit believable or consistent with what the entirety of the KJV Bible is revealing to us. This is where Eldredge offers us much-needed answers in his book that are amply supported by many passages in the Bible.

For the past seven years I have researched and written extensively about the realities of the global conspiracy and its many obvious links to the fulfillment of end times Bible prophecy. My books in particular, have connected the many dots between what we have been witnessing in our world gone mad in recent years and what it all means and is telling us. I personally have been reluctant to think or write about what comes next after the second coming of Christ to gather we, the elect, to Himself in the clouds with power and great glory. I haven’t wanted to allow myself to jump the gun and get ahead of myself concerning important events that have been prophesied for thousands of years that clearly are going to happen soon, but have not yet happened. And yet, after reading Eldredge’s book, I realize that it is now time to discuss and focus our attention and hope upon the things to come after Christ’s second coming for the elect.

Everyone I know who numbers among the elect has been experiencing very tough times recently. Yahushua (Christ) taught us quite clearly in John 16:33:

“. . . In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

We are told that the great tribulation, which has now come and gone, would be more trying than at any other time in all of world history and it stands to reason that these troubles would continue all the way until Christ returns to gather the elect to Himself:

“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” Matthew 24:21-22

These are not fun times for God’s elect. But it is a grave mistake if we dwell on how hard and unpleasant it is right now. This is especially true now that it quite clear that these times are almost over for us. In order to maintain a proper perspective in these troubling times, it is vitally important that we focus on the hope that God’s promises in His KJV Bible to His people assure us will be our reward for serving Him faithfully.

Without something positive to look forward to, which is what hope is, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to avoid wallowing in despair and becoming depressed or angry over one’s circumstances. And Yet God’s born again elect have much to hope in and for. In fact, God’s promises to us are utterly amazing and beyond most of our wildest dreams and hopes. Here are but a few key examples:

“Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus (Yahushua) said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” Matthew 19:27-29

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God (Eloah) out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God (Eloah) is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God (Eloah) himself shall be with them, and be their God (Eloah). And God (Eloah) shall wipe away all tears from their eye; and there shall be no. more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:1-5

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God (Eloah), beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.” Isaiah 64:4

For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered or called into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of the tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD (YHWH), and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD (YHWH).” Isaiah 65:17-25

In many passages of scripture, YHWH promises us that we will enjoy rewards in the new heaven and new earth that He is creating for us to live in:

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.” Matthew 6:19-21

“Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” Matthew 5:12

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, so not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have the glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not they left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall openly reward thee.” Matthew 6:1-4

He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.” Matthew 10:41

“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”Matthew 16:27

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according to his work shall be.” Revelation 22:12

Elsewhere in the Bible, we are told that we who are of the born again elect (believers) will receive untold honor and glory after we have been gathered to Yahushua (Christ) in the clouds. For many of those of us living in these final days of the end times of Bible prophecy, we have endured much affliction, trials, disrespect, ridicule and slander. I know in my own case, I have been viciously libeled, slandered and defamed on the internet innumerable times by wicked fools who hate all that is good, right, just and true. But as the Apostle Paul wrote, I count it all as merely momentary affliction that will not begin to seem like much of anything next to the glory and honor we are promised in a new heaven and a new earth with God, Christ and our fellow elect:

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18

What exactly will these rewards that the scriptures promise us consist of? Scripture is silent on this point. But does it really matter? If we know YHWH (God) as He has revealed Himself to us throughout the scriptures, we know that He is gracious, benevolent and kind beyond our wildest imaginings and that He is the author and first cause of all of our thoughts and deepest longings. So He knows more about what might bless and bring us joy and delight than we do ourselves.

What is very clear is that we will not end up wearing white robes, sitting on a cloud, strumming a harp and singing Kumbaya for all eternity, and thank God for that! I cannot think of anything less inspiring than that, can you?

It seems pretty clear that God delights in creating and that He has created His people to create and to enjoy the fruit of our labors, not just here in this life, but in a new heaven and new earth with Him forever as well. It is quite likely that the unique gifts and talents He has given to each one of us will remain part of us where we are going. He clearly has created each of us unique and different and in the world to come we will not be endlessly thwarted and opposed by those who are envious and hateful toward God’s people. As Eldredge suggests in his book, we are likely to do that which we were created to do all along. Our greatest accomplishments, delights and creations in this life give us some clues about what that might be for each one of us.

For most of us, our own stories have been struggles and many times noble battles of silent courage which have gone largely unrecognized, unappreciated and unrecognized. But God has seen it all. What is quite likely, as part of God making everything new, is that He or Christ will tell our stories rightly to our fellow saints and we will forever enjoy the honor that our courageous and persevering battles in this life so richly deserve. In fact, justice can never truly be done until the stories of many quiet, courageous, humble heroes become common knowledge that will never be forgotten or diminished ever again.

In summary we, God’s born again elect, the remnant of God’s people in these final days of the end times, have much to hope for with great confidence that should put our momentary afflictions now into their proper perspective. Here’s how the Apostle Paul summarizes what we are enduring and persevering through today:

“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” Romans 8:23-25

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling that is in Christ Jesus (Yahushua the Messiah).” Philippians 3:14

Without such hope, all men are greatly to be pitied. They have nothing to live for. But we have an amazing set of trustworthy promises awaiting us, provided that we ensure with patience and perseverance to the end. The end is very near. That much is certain, and we all know it.

In light of this reality, let us grab hold with both hands of the abundant hope that God has promised us and press on toward the prize that is just round the corner. The simple truth is that we are truly blessed. Let us never lose sight of this fact and may we honor, praise and glorify God for all of it.

The Calm Before the Storm?

Rumors are swirling on the internet that Donald Trump is on the brink of publicly announcing some major programs to expose the operations and tactics of the Deep State.  What is clear is the the globalist cabal is in disarray and quite desperate.  Almost everyone is rightfully questioning the official stories concerning the Las Vegas shooting false flag event a little over a week ago.  Nothing about it makes any coherent sense.  Many other things don’t make coherent sense either unless you are fully awake and aware of the Satanic roots of the Jewish globalist cabal that has taken the United States and the western world hostage decades ago.  Here is a recently released YouTube video which seems to accurately capture the buzz around the internet today:

But hold on!  Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a few tens of thousands of bad apples can be arrested, prosecuted and taken out and the world will heal and overcome this horrific nightmare we all have been living for the last 5-7 years.  That won’t happen.  Because YHWH (God) has something else in mind that will be ushered in by the second coming of Yahushua (Christ) in the very near future.  The world is much more depraved and deceitful than almost anyone dares to admit publicly. Virtually every leader in every sphere of human endeavor today is is a pathological liar and a demon-possessed psychopath who sold his or her soul to the devil long ago for a a little bit of fame, fortune and power over others.  Over 99.97% of all people alive today are selfish liars.  70% of the U.S. Congress is compromised by pedophilia and the remaining 30% know all about it and say and do nothing.  100% of the U.S. Senate and over 90% of the U.S. House of Representatives are members of the Satan-worshipping Illuminati, all of whom are pathological liars and demon-possessed psychopaths.  This story is not over.  Not by a long shot.  But the script was written long ago and is found in the words of end times prophecy of the KJV Bible.

Buckle up, Buttercup.  What is soon coming is going to blow your socks off far more than you can possibly imagine and far more than most pundits dare to talk about!  God’s that big!  Imagine that!

Alleged Shooting Massacre in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 an Obvious False Flag Event

This morning when we woke up, we were deluged with numerous reports that a “lone gunman” operating on his own, with a single female accomplice, shot and killed 50 people and wounded roughly 500 people more from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas upon an outdoor concert last night on October 1, 2017.

Do we know that any of this is true?  No, we never do.  We are reduced to relying upon a media composed of pathological liars and manipulative psychopaths to keep us informed.  The clues we do have are highly suggestive that the event was a highly coordinated black operation conducted by the CIA in coordination with local law enforcement.  To what purpose?  To divert our attention from the imminent second coming of Yahushua (Christ) that no one dares to talk about. But it is also intended to divert our attention from 1) the unraveling NFL “kneeling protest” fiasco, 2) the failed attempt by San Juan, Puerto Rico’s mayor to blame President Trump for alleged failures to deliver aid to the island territory recently devastated by weather warfare manipulated Hurricanes Irma and Jose, and 3) the story over the weekend reporting that 91 year old Hugh Hefner appears to have been murdered to keep him from revealing the evidence he held of massive pedophilia among the ranks of Holywood moguls to the LA Police Department in a negotiated plea bargain deal to save his own hide. Today, those other media stories are effectively drowned out and effectively dead in the face of an alleged largest mass shooting incident in America’s history. All of this is quite intentional and deliberate. And pure BS.

When else did we hear of a “lone gunman?”  Think the JFK assasination in Dallas in November 1963. That too was a CIA black operation that accomplished multiple objectives for the Jewish global elite cabal of Satan worshippers and pedophiles.  It too was blamed quickly on a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.  It too was alleged to have been conducted from a highrise building at some distance away from the rear, when video footage of the JFK assasination reveals that the front right side of JFK’s head was blown off, probably by a shot from his car’s driver, that could not possibly have been accomplished from a shot from the rear. So how stupid do we have to be to believe this most recent concoction that sounds like a rerun of a very bad movie?

The take away here is this: stop buying the endless lies and cons of the lying media whores.  Start thinking for yourself. At the risk of pointing out the obvious yet again, this is just one more sign that the second coming of Christ is very near. Are you the least bit ready for it? I certainly am. And you better be, or you are in serious trouble.

 

A Quiet River by Darl Dinger

There is a river
it flows from God’s throne
there is food by this river
that the redeemed call home.

They can see this river
from their mansions above
this crystal clear river
is part of God’s love.

There are trees by the river
bearing fruit evermore
it is for God’s chosen people
and not those of the worldly whore.

We can bask in the sunlight
or we can rest in the shade
thanking God for His goodness
and all of the things that He has made.

Jesus is our shepherd
as He looks on with love
no remembrance of the past
thanking the Father above.

Jesus paid the price
so that none would be lost
because of His Father’s love
He willingly endured the cross.

Listen! by Darl Dinger

Look up, now listen,
can you not hear
the singing of angels?
They know the time is near.

There is so much excitement
in heaven these days
They look to Jesus taking His bride
singing to Him heavenly praise.

Listen and you can hear
such a heavenly sound
soon the shouting of angels
as His saints leave the ground.

They are laughing and singing
as to Jesus they give praise
they have waited so very long
for these final days.

Yes, My children
it won’t be very long
until you will be singing
a new heavenly song.

Now there are many scoffers
even mockers to put you down
but keep on witnessing for Me
for I have your heavenly crown.

Be not dismayed
in all that you see
for it is I, Jesus Christ
who controls your destiny.

There will be hard times
so much destruction and more
I have chosen many to see
the destruction of the worldly whore.

Great will be their reward
as they do their work and more
My Holy Spirit will be with them
as they witness against the whore.

Yes, I am the good shepherd
of this have no doubt
keep on witnessing for Me
for I want no one left out.

Quiet, listen now
can you not hear?
The singing of angels
as your time draws near.

My peace I give you
yes, My comfort I leave
through all that I have chosen
yes, for all those who believe.

Tears by Darl Dinger

Lonely are the tears
of all of those lost
because you didn’t witness
that Jesus paid the cost.

All of those lost souls
both of woman and man
because of lying preachers
who would not take a stand.

They stand in their pulpits
week after endless week
spewing out worldly garbage
never allowing My Holy Spirit to speak.

Yes, I am a God of love
but of judgment too.
When you stand before Me
then what will you do?

A cloud of witnesses
are watching from above
praying that someone will witness
to those that they love.

Wake up, My people,
time is far spent.
Witness to all the lost;
tell of the message that I have sent.

You don’t know the date
of when I will return.
Keep on witnessing to the lost
and all that you have learned.

Your tears will be many
if you hesitate
when you see those souls you neglected
and of their terrible fate.

I can hear your hearts cry,
“Jesus, when will you return?”
|Keep witnessing to the lost
for you have much to learn.

Like My chosen disciples,
they had much of Me to learn.
But I would have no soul lost;
that is why I delay My return.

Just look for the goodness
in all that you see
tell them of the Father’s love
and that you believe in Me.

I know that you long
for My quick return
but I, Jesus Christ
would have no soul eternally burn.

You are My watchmen,
I chose you from birth
keep doing the job I gave you
while I keep you on earth.

I know you are weary,
I know of your rejection too
but your reward is great
I know I can depend upon you.

So keep sounding the alarm
that is why I called upon you.
I put My word in your heart
it is leading; telling you what to do.

Yes, I know you are weary
meeting rejection every day
I know that you will stand
showing the lost the right way.

But I would have you know
that it will not be very long
until I, Jesus Christ, return
and you will be singing heavenly songs.

Yes, look up, My watchmen
for your work is almost done
then you will finally know
that the battle was truly won.

What’s Coming to Our World in the Very Near Future

It’s no secret that the world has gone mad. But it is one of the best kept secrets in the world as to why and what it all means. That is the purpose of this article.

On October 2, 2016 we came to the end of the great tribulation foretold in Daniel 12 and Matthew 24. Most people are so Biblically illiterate that they have no idea what this really means. The best way I can answer this is to direct you to read the prophecies of Matthew 24:29-31, followed by those of Revelation 19:7-9, both of which must be fulfilled with hair-splitting accuracy in the very near future. Included in these prophecies is the second coming of Christ in which He will gather gather the elect to himself in the clouds with power and great glory. This is very good news for those of us who are of the elect. It is very bad news for everyone else. I’m not predicting a day or an hour when Christ will show up. No one knows such a thing with such precision. But there are lots of clues that now reveal approximately when all this will happen that you need to research for yourselves.

What happens right after Christ gathers the elect to Himself and marries His bride, the true church of born again elect in the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven, is revealed in Revelation 19:11-16 in which Christ returns riding a white horse with His robe dipped in blood to tread the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of almighty God upon the wicked who remain. By default, all those who are not of God’s born again elect are the wicked. In my estimation, this equates to roughly 99% of the roughly 7.0 billion people alive on the planet today.

The sad truth is that all of us have been lied to very badly all our lives. Almost nothing we have ever been told or taught is true. This is very disconcerting for most of us, as well it should be. But it also tells us something very important. It proves to us that the devil, who is known as the father of lies, is very real and thus, that the KJV of the Bible is everything it claims to be and is 100% trustworthy, reliable and true. Almost nothing else is.

All of our lives are going to change very dramatically and permanently very soon. Almost everything that is coming is totally out of our control. All that is really in our control is our reaction to it. As one of God’s elect in these final days of the end times, permit me to share a few thoughts with you:

  1. The only sensible way to live is to know, fear and trust God completely and keep His commandments – all of them. This is an expanded version of what Solomon taught in Ecclesiastes 12:13 as the whole duty of man. It remains as true today, as it was true 3,000 years ago when the wisest man who ever lived wrote those words.
  2. One of the most important things we can ever learn to do is to love and be loved well. True sacrificial love to which I am referring means to seek and do what is in another’s best interest, ahead of our own wants, comforts and needs. Such sacrificial love is truly unnatural. In fact, it requires the supernatural working of God’s Holy Spirit working in and through us to give us the power we lack on our own to become more of what Christ modeled to us. Anyone claiming they love another person who has never known the true love of God is fooling himself. To love God is to know Him and thus keep His commandments – all of them. To know Him is to diligently seek Him with all your heart, mind soul and strength. To have a personal, direct and intimate relationship with the creator of the universe that is unique to each of us, we must read and diligently meditate on His word, the KJV of the Bible, and obey all of it.
  3. Our world has grown progressively more spiritually dark and demonic over the last several years. Today, most people are strongly deluded by God and their behavior and thinking are highly distorted and quite bizarre. These are confirming signs that we are at the bitter end of God’s prophetic Biblical timeline. Remember the saying that it is always darkest right before the dawn. At no time in all of world history will this saying be more true than it will be during the next few months up to the next one to two years.
  4. All forms of organized religion are, and always have been demonic. If you are still hiding inside any form of institutional church, you are being fed a pack of lies and are being deceived. All churches are apostate frauds. God’s holy people, the elect, are called by God to come out of these harlot churches and place our trust in God alone and His holy word, the Bible, with no man serving as a filter between us and God. God desires a personal, direct and intimate relationship that is unique with each one of His born again elect.
  5. The only form of the Bible that I recommend anyone read and meditate on is the 1611 KJV of the Bible that is the only word-for-word translation of the original autographs of the most reliable authenticity into English. All modern day Bibles are mere idea-for-idea paraphrases that introduce the translators’ interpretations, biases and intentional distortions, from less reliable original autographs than the 1611 KJV translators used, that muddle the message from God to you. They have intentionally distorted the words of God to deceive you. Today, none of us can afford to play fast and loose with the truth of God. We need the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth to guide us through these perilous times.
  6. Throw away your televisions and cease subjecting your minds to that hypnotic mind-control programming device and technology. Besides, the stories in the Bible are much more rich, instructive and interesting than anything TV programming has to offer. TV was designed by its inventors to penetrate your conscious mind and to leave subliminal messages in your subconscious mind for later recall via trigger words to induce your behaviors in certain manipulated and pre-programmed ways to your eventual harm.

For those seeking to learn the objective truth of just how messed up our world has become and what that means for what’s coming in the very near future, I encourage you to get and read my book, Making Sense Out of a World Gone Mad: A Roadmap for God’s Elect Living in the Final Days of the End Times. That book is not for the faint of heart or for those who cannot handle the objective, and often rather unpleasant, objective truth. But for those who can, it may be the most important book you have ever read, after the Bible. If you read it, you’ll see why.

The Purpose and Meaning of All of Life

Today, the world stands on the edge of a precipice from which there is no turning back. As I write this final thought piece, the great tribulation has ended. The entire world is facing a huge discontinuity that has most people alive on the planet totally clueless about what’s coming and why. The simple truth that I have tried to demonstrate and explain in the preceding articles is that our world is in the throes of its final death spasm and rattle. In every sphere of life, what passes as human civilization is in utter shambles as a direct result of human selfishness, sin, deceit and depravity. What is even more deplorable, is that few people in our nation or world can see it or exhibit the least bit of concern about it. These are people who have given up and gone insane telling themselves fairy tales and lies and pretending that everything is normal, when quite obviously nothing is.

In the face of this sobering reality that only a few of us, we the elect, can see, what can and should we conclude from all of this? Is life merely a sick joke, fraught with struggles, pain and conflict for most of our lives with no meaning or purpose? As Shakespeare’s character Macbeth put it, is life a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing? Or is there something hidden here that we are not seeing clearly?

The world, ruled by the devil, the prince of this world and the prince of the power of the air, tells us to eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die. It is an outlook void of hope that encourages narcissism, selfishness, hedonism and a sense of entitlement. And because resources in this life are finite, everything I get, comes at the expense of what someone else is denied. Life under this model is a zero-sum game. It is bitter, mean and short.

Then there is the other perspective. It comes from the opposite of the first source. It comes from YHWH (God) and His son, Yahushua (Christ), the source of all truth and genuine sacrificial love. The Bible tells us that those of us of the born again elect are promised eternal life if we endure until the end. Well, we are now at the end. We have endured, been afflicted and suffered tribulation, just as God’s word promised us we would be. And what do we have to show for it? If we are truly of the elect, and have truly been refined and tested by the numerous afflictions which God has orchestrated and allowed in our lives, we have developed strong convictions, grounded in that which we now know to be objectively, absolutely and universally true and we have found our true hearts, and committed our lives to sacrificially loving our fellow man. We have repeatedly been brought to our knees, out of answers and totally dependent upon God to give us the strength and protection we lack on our own power. As a result, we have learned to fear God, keep all His commandments and trust Him fully. We have learned to submit to a power and authority greater than ourselves who is providing for our every need and protection. Most amazing of all, God has never let us down, while almost all of humanity has let us down in innumerable ways.

So those of us of the elect know that we are not on our own in a struggle for survival throughout all of life in which only the strong survive and the weak die. We have a protector of infinite knowledge, power and wisdom who knows and sees all and who chose us as one of His favored set-apart ones since before the world began and that nothing happens outside of His sovereign will. He has forgiven us of our sins which had us on a path to ruin and eternity in hell that most of humanity ends up in. He has rescued us from ourselves, given us a spiritual heart transplant replacing our cold, hard hearts of stone with warm, soft hearts of loving flesh and we have been transformed into the likeness of His son, Yahushua (Christ). We are walking miracles through no merit of our own. YHWH (God) did it all. Because He chose to love us.

God has plopped us down into a fallen world which has always been a Matrix of endless lies and illusions which the non-elect, the wicked, never escape from or figure out. And then, in God’s timing and ways unique to each one of us, He began to reveal the flaws and fault lines in this world of lies and illusions to us and as we discovered them, we began to abhor this wicked world and to long for a world that is holy, just, truthful, loving, kind, selfless and without sin. That longed-for world is now almost within our reach. This fallen world is in its final days before it perishes and is no more. Today, God has revealed this world to be so foul, putrid and wicked, that most of us are more than ready to leave it and go home to the world we were predestined for.

The wicked of this world, those of the non-elect, have served their purpose. They have afflicted and persecuted us for a time and we have found our true characters in the process. We have found the courage to stand up to their evil and to resist it. It is time for the wicked and the foolish to be removed and for us to go home to be with YHWH, Yahushua and all other born again elect adopted sons and daughters of the living YHWH through faith (trust) in His son Yahushua forever. Everything this perishing world values: sex, money, power, fame and status is all fleeting and meaningless. Solomon told us all of this 3,000 years ago in the Book of Ecclesiastes, but almost no one has listened to him. All is vanity. It is like chasing the wind. It accomplishes nothing in the end.

Solomon told us that the whole duty of man is to fear God and keep His commandments. I won’t argue with that. But there is more to it. Every last one of YHWH’s born again elect discover the vital importance of truth in everything we do. Lies defile everything that is good, pure, beautiful and holy. And if we fail to love and be loved well, to give of ourselves to another, then we have, in my judgment, missed the whole purpose of a life spent in submission and obedience to God. To place the needs and wants of another ahead of our own immediate wants and comforts is the most noble, virtuous, heroic, selfless and God-honoring thing we can ever devote our lives to. Without it, we are truly nothing.

Finally, we have learned to fully trust a fully reliable and trustworthy sovereign God who has our best interests at heart, who knows what we need at any moment far better than we are likely to ever know them. We have learned this trust through many trials in which we trusted fickle, fallible human beings, they let us down; and when we turned and trusted God fully, He never failed us. We have learned that the wisest thing we can do is submit our wills to the will of the Father for our lives in all things, because His thoughts and ways are always better than our flawed thoughts and ways. We have learned how to live in unity and harmony with our fellow elect human beings and with YHWH and Yahushua. Thus, the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven, which we will soon share in, will merely seal and affirm that we have finally arrived at true godly wisdom and maturity. May YHWH (God) receive all the honor, praise and glory for such a marvelous miracle, of which we are blessed to be a part.

The Rise and Fall of Empires

In 1976, Lieutenant-General, historian and scholar Sir John Bagot Glubb wrote and published an insightful essay on the rise and fall of empires entitled, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival. In it, Glubb analyzed the duration of eleven major world empires pictured in Figure 3 on the following page and discovered that remarkably, these world empires all had a duration of roughly 250 years, or ten generations, before they collapsed and lost their economic, political and military world dominance as what we refer to today as super powers.

Furthermore, Glubb identified six stages which all empires go through, which always occur in the same predictable sequence. This historical insight is highly relevant and quite telling in light of the fact that the American empire and super power in 2017 is now 241 years old and manifesting all the predictable signs of decay, decadence and imminent collapse as the eleven other world empires which have preceded it. Many historians, myself included, have observed that those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it. However, whether we have studied history or not has no effect upon whether or not a nation will repeat the mistakes of the past or of one’s predecessors. All great nations will inevitably repeat the pattern of those which came before them, for reasons which this article will aim to illustrate and prove rather conclusively. Nevertheless, those of us who are individuals living in such nations at the time, may or may not succumb to repeating the mistakes of our forebears. That all depends upon God’s predestinated will for each of our lives.

Figure 3

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The Duration (in Years) of Major World Empires[1]

Glubb’s six distinct stages that all world empires progress through are as follows:

  1. The Age of Pioneers (outburst)
  2. The Age of Conquests
  3. The Age of Commerce
  4. The Age of Affluence
  5. The Age of Intellect
  6. The Age of Decadence

For purposes of this article, we are going to focus on the last stage, the Age of Decadence, and study its attributes and compare them to the conditions we observe all around us in America today. Glubb identified seven distinct cultural, economic, psychological and political attributes of this final stage of an empire’s existence:

  1. Defensiveness
  2. Pessimism
  3. Materialism
  4. Frivolity (bread and circus amusements)
  5. An influx of foreigners
  6. The Welfare State
  7. A weakening of religion

Moreover, Glubb properly attributes this state of decadence (decay) that we are now living in to 1) too long a period of time of wealth and power, which we begin to think of as inevitable and that will last forever, 2) selfishness, 3) a love of money (the root of all evil), and 4) the loss of a sense of duty. America today is defined by every last one of these seven attributes and its four root causes, and we all know it. Yet a culture trapped in this environment lacks the ability to properly recognize the root causes of its malaise and to take decisive corrective action that would be necessary to reverse its inevitable death spiral.

I would suggest to you that this state of man’s condition is predestined by YHWH (God) and its pattern of repeating itself throughout the history of the last 3000 years is designed by God to teach His born again elect that worldly wealth and power are forever fleeting and transitory. In the long run, they can do nothing to save us from our own reckless depravity.

Without a genuine Biblical worldview, such notions are virtually incomprehensible to man. Most of mankind harbors the illusion that a man is the captain of his own ship and fully in control of all factors which define his success or failure in life. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.

Does any man have any real control over the factors that matter most in determining his lot in life? Does he control who he is born to? In what era of history? Where he is born? What his gifts and limitations are? The financial resources available to him and his family? Who he encounters in his lifetime? What opportunities he is presented with in his life? These are the factors which matter more than anything else in life that determines the course of our lives, and none of us have any effective control over any of them! The notion that we have any real control over anything even remotely important is nothing more than an illusion and a purposeful self-deception.

Those of us who number among YHWH’s born again elect are blessed to have God’s word, the Bible, available to us to make sense out of a life that often seems totally incoherent and without purpose or genuine meaning. And for most historians, this is the missing piece of the puzzle that allows some of us to make sense out of it all. Proverbs 16 – 21 offers us nine glimpses into the hidden hand of God that is operating behind all of world history and behind every thought, person and circumstance that comes into each of our lives from birth to death. Consider this:

“The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD (YHWH).” Proverbs 16:1

“The LORD (YHWH) hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.” Proverbs 16:4

“The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD (YHWH).” Proverbs 16:33

“House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD (YHWH).” Proverbs 19:14

“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD (YHWH) that shall stand.” Proverbs 19:21

“The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD (YHWH) hath made even both of them.” Proverbs 20:12

“Man’s goings are of the LORD (YHWH); how can a man then understand his own way?” Proverbs 20:24

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD (YHWH), as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” Proverbs 21:1

“There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD (YHWH).” Proverbs 21:30

Four times in the Bible, we are given the clues that God has predestinated the adoption of His born again elect, in Romans 8:29-30, Ephesians 1:5 and 11. In light of this reality, how was it possible for God to perfectly fulfill roughly 300 prophecies given hundreds of years before Yahushua’s first coming in His life, and how is it that He has already accomplished the perfect fulfillment of ten end times prophecies in the last 5-6 years unless He has predestinated everything? This same thinking and insight applies to the predictable life cycles of nations and empires. God is orchestrating all of it behind the scenes, unbeknownst to 99.97% of the people alive on earth today. Only a few of us, the .03% who are of the born again elect, know and see what has been going on throughout all of world history. History repeats itself because God wills it that way and there is nothing man can do to thwart or stop Him.

Consider this quote from Glubb at the conclusion of his essay:

“Perhaps, in fact, we may reach the conclusion that the successive rise and fall of great nations is inevitable and, indeed, a system divinely ordained. But even this would be an immense gain. For we would know where we stand in relation to our human brothers and sisters. In our present state of mental chaos on the subject, we divide ourselves into nations, parties or communities and fight, hate and vilify one another over developments which may perhaps be divinely ordained and which seem to us, if we take a broader view, completely uncontrollable and inevitable. If we could accept these great movements as beyond our control, there would be no excuse for our hating one another because of them.” (Boldface added for emphasis)

Glubb was 100% correct in this insight. YHWH has made it very clear to a few of us in His word, the Bible. But since “Fear of the LORD (YHWH) is the beginning of knowledge,” according to Proverbs 1:7, very few humans have any real insight and knowledge as to how life and the world really work, because so few people know and fear God as He longs to be known and feared. In short, Biblical ignorance and illiteracy, combined with a willful rebellion against God, is the root cause of all of humanity’s ills, of which there are many.

Now that a few of us have this further insight from the patterns of world history over the last 3000 years, we are blessed with yet another compelling and confirming sign that we are in the bitter last days right before the second coming of Yahushua occurs. What further proof do you need?

 

[1] Glubb, Sir John. The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival. p. 2.