Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will banish ungodliness from Jacob”; “and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.” (Romans 11:25-27)
I wrote this in my last article on October 29, 2020:
“Many Christians have put their trust in the re-election of Trump, rather than the Lord setting up kings and kingdoms for the End Times events that are about to unfold. Did it ever occur to you that God’s purpose for Trump may have already been fulfilled, and the gates of evil are ready to be opened wider on America in order to weaken America?”
Shouldn’t we be praying as Christians, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” as Jesus taught us in the ‘Our Father’?
I am not a prophet, but I have studied Biblical prophecy intensely for almost 44 years. I am so excited to see things being setup for fulfilment before my very eyes:
“Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” And He told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree (Israel- Joel 2:21-23), and all the trees. As soon as they come out in leaf, you see yourselves and know that the summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Luke 21:28-33 ESV)
Gotta shake your head at those prophecy teachers who love to twist Scripture in order to advance their ministries rather than rightly dividing the Word of God. For example: those that twist to say America is the eagle in Revelation 12. They forget that the End times are centered around the Lord turning His main focus from the Gentiles back to caring for His chosen people the Jews (Israel-the fig tree). That is why two things have to occur before the 7 year Tribulation is to begin. America will be greatly weakened and back away from Israel, and Gentile Christians with their love for Israel will disappear in the Rapture. This will leave Israel alone in the world. At first, Israel will be deceived and look to the Antichrist and sign a peace covenant with him, setting off the 7 year Tribulation period, the 70th week of Daniel. But after three and a half years they will be betrayed by the Antichrist and realize the one they pierced 2000 years ago really was the Messiah. They will then look up to Him, the Eagle, to protect them on His wings:
But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. (Revelation 12:14 ESV)
We know for sure that it will not be America by looking at these two Scriptures:
‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.’ (Exodus 19:4 ESV)
“He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions, the Lord alone guided him, no foreign god was with him. He made him ride on the high places of the land, and he ate the produce of the field, and He suckled him with honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock.” (Deuteronomy 32:10-13 ESV)
As for America, the Gentile nation that God birthed and embraced from its infancy, is now going the path of no longer honoring Him:
For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen. (Romans 1:21-22, 24-25 ESV)
When I first became a Christian, those that properly taught Biblical prophecy said that America must be greatly weakened before the Tribulation period can begin so that Israel would no longer be able to rely on us. This was still at a time we were strong. Then in 1989 when the Wall fell, the USSR broke apart, China was still isolated, and the European Union did not exist, America was ‘king of the hill’. Oh, how we have fallen!
As I write this, the outcome of the presidential election is still not a shoo-in. Whatever it is, we will remain an extremely divided nation that is weakened more and more. It is only a matter of time before the godless overpower the godly.
My question to those who claim to be Christians comes down to this:
“Who have you put your hopes in? Donald Trump or the LORD Jesus Christ?”
What we really need is one last Holy Spirit revival in America, no matter who our president is!
In the meantime, I believe when Jesus said, “Straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near”, He was saying, “Look up My Children and put a smile on your face knowing I have everything under control!”