Persecution Is Coming



And others had trial of [cruel] mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and [in] mountains, and [in] dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

(Heb 11:36-40)



Persecution takes many forms. In the extreme in may take the form of imprisonment, beatings, torture and loss of life. In other forms it is less easy to readily identify and quantify but it exists just the same. Being a Christian in 21st Century America will be a very trying experience for Christians in the months and years ahead. Already many are already feeling the social backlash of trusting in Jesus Christ and obeying him. This persecution may just take the form of social isolation from the children of darkness, or malicious gossip and the spreading of false rumors about a servant of Jesus Christ. This has gone on in America for some time but it is getting noticeably worse. Openly one can hear people malign Christians (usually the so called Christian-right, which are neither Christian nor right) as a social sport and a way to ingratiate oneself among the increasingly anti-Christian world. This is good news for real Christians because this tells you that you are almost certainly in line for a blessing from the LORD who pronounced a special blessing in those that are persecuted for the Son of Man's sake. We are to rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is our reward in Heaven.



Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

(Mat 5:11-12)


Yes genuine Christians must understand that this is their lot in life, to be persecuted and cast out; reviled and shunned by the world. Phony Christians are loved by the world. They are the devils children. They use Christianity as a means for financial and social gain. These sons of darkness are safe. They will be invited to the White House, sit in important seats in the community and serve the great god mammon with their time and energy. These Christians will one day turn violently on the real sheep of Christ and point them out to the authorities. That is why Jesus told us that in the last days we could expect betrayal. Betrayal of the most sacred and intimate relationships.

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. Mat 24:10


What I say to you now is going to be the most difficult for many of you to accept and believe. But I must warn you all the same. The people you trust the most are going to be the ones who turn you in when the worst of the persecution comes. Your sisters, brothers, wives, children, best friends, pastors, deacons, elders and priests will betray the real servants of Christ to the Anti-Christ government. You would be wise to take Christ at his word and not try to reinterpret these verses to render them meaningless.. as so many like to do.

Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against [their] parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. Mark 13:12



I tell you of a certainty that persecution is coming to the American Church and the Beast will drive a wedge between those who serve the LORD and those who serve the Beast. Yet when the Beast does this, he will only be acting in accordance with God's wishes. God is going to clean up the American Church. It is filthy and vile. It is unfit for the wedding feast. Christ must put the house of the LORD in order and the tried and true method is not prosperity, but persecution. The Church today resembles a harlot not a virgin awaiting her bridegroom. She is in bed every night with a different lover (idol). She has many STD's (Spiritually Transmitted Diseases), and is even beginning to smell bad. She has polluted the worlds Christians with her uncleanness. Gay's in the pulpits, Moonies and freemasons running major ministries, greed, materialism, adultery, fornication, sloth, lies, child molestation even murder are all now part of the American Church. Some of these sins are more common in the Church than they are in the world! No this is not a Church that will see the LORD in her present condition.



Now God does not want to bring harsh persecution to his flock, because he really loves them, so he has raised up prophets and spokesmen and even some pastors to warn and warn about the sins of America and to tell the Church that it had better get ready for the kinds of persecution that purifies and makes white the raiment. These prophets have been warning and warning, some with weeping, that the Church is not ready and will not make through the terrible times that are coming. Many Christians are tired of hearing this, just like the Israelites were tired of the warnings that came from Jeremiah's or Isaiah's mouth. They laughed and mocked those prophets to scorn while the people continued on in rebellion. God was very patient and loved his people very much but finally, he had had enough. That is exactly what has happened to America and the Church.

The LORD spoke to me about a year ago and told me in no uncertain terms that he was finished with America. He was going to destroy it. He has rarely been angrier at any of his creation. I tell you now that God is very, very angry. But God is never rash when he expresses his anger. He always remembers his promises to his people and his overall plan for his people and the creation as a whole. False Christians as well as the world laugh at God's wrath as though it were a joke today. Gays mock God as in San Francisco where one recently said, ''well the sky hasn't fallen in yet”, referring to the sodomy rulings of the courts. Well, when it does, he will not be around to tell anybody about it except his fellow residents in hell, and then such a report will not do the hearers a bit of good. I tell you of a truth America is finished. I was instructed specifically not1 to pray for this Nation anymore but to continue to pray for those who name the name of the LORD so that they may understand the times in which we live and live accordingly. Not to live in fear and dread but in power, faith, joy and love, yet understanding the times. This is a hard message for me because I had always prayed for our nation, that we would get good judgments out of our courts and that our leaders would get wise people around them. It was as though the LORD was saying to me;

'Stop! I will not hear those prayers anymore! She has committed great evil in forsaking me and my ways. Judgment has been passed and will not be repented of. I will never forget her wickedness.'



Man, I have to tell you... was I taken aback! Never is a long, long time.



So I know now that God is sending persecution to his Church and I think that the very ones that the Church has run to for shelter (the GOP/Bush administration, masonic ministries, Mooney money) will be the instrument of her chastisement. I think it very possible that Bush will be President for a long, long time and in order to get the backing he needs from the American establishment to be the new imperator (dictator, emperor) he will have to cut a deal to get rid of those 'spooky Christians' who are viewed as having too much power. I am not say this as a matter of the 'word of the LORD', but I suspect that plans now are being drafted to severely curtail religious liberties in this nation and to curtail the participation of 'religious groups' (it will only be enforced on Christians) in America. If he does not cut that deal (with the help of people who were once head of organizations like 'Christian Coalition') and do as he is told, he will not be re-elected and any potential terrorist attack we have will NOT leave him in power past January 2005. Yes this is conjecture, but it is not based on conjecture alone.

A terrorist attack warning during the elections has already been issued by our Orwellian Department of Homeland Security. This is no joke. I say this because the relationship between Bush, the US government and Osama Bin Laden are clear and extensively documented. If there is a terrorist attack in America and Bin Laden is accused, rest assured that the go ahead did not come 'allah' but from deep within the American Establishment, as with the 911 attacks. The preponderance of evidence available to any who will really take the time to examine shows that we knew of the 911 attacks and were aware that the plan was to hit economic and military targets in America and did absolutely nothing except ensure our fighter/interceptors aircraft were stood down. And the lies after this attack are beyond pathetic, they are downright laughable, yet the majority of Americans and most especially Christians are DECEIVED by the web of lies told by BEAST/GOV and the King of Babylon2, George W. Bush. Most importantly they hate the truth and really hate anyone who tries to tell them and warn them of what really happened. This is not a joke, and not a game this war is about power and loot; nothing more and nothing less. God has given America over to the devil and now we (who know our God) can see the lies and bloodshed of our government and know who leaves those kinds of footprints. The majority of deceived Christians do not know...I mean... they haven't got a clue!

That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, [and] the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, [and] none hindereth.

(Isa 14:4-6)




So when the devil has been given the go ahead by our God that he is allowed to severely persecute us Christians, he will have the legal, social, political and spiritual framework already prepared for it.



Brothers and sisters this is what we are seeing now, with the concentration camps, the torture, the court rulings that say the President can keep you in one of these camps forever and there is not much you can do except complain to a judge but can remain incarcerated. It is what I call the “complain but remain ” ruling. Unfortunately I do not think these people (Christians in America) will wake up until they have been told to strip naked and take a 'shower' in a large stall from which no previous bathers have ever emerged alive from before; or are strapped alive to a concrete slab and rolled slowly into a large brick structure that is giving off enormous amounts of heat. Barring that, most people will never grasp what is happening, they just have no clue and more importantly do not want one, 'leave me ignorant" is what they are telling the LORD. God will grant that wish. Those who love not the truth will be rejected by the LORD and he will send them strong delusion.

Many Christians want to criticize ministries like this one that really delves into God word and looks at the prophecies literally. If God thought so much about prophecy that over 25% of his word is prophecy, how can any person who claims to have God's Spirit ignore them, or put them in the 'fringe' category? If they do not know what to watch for, how can they be in obedience to Christ who commanded us to watch? A person may have been able to get away with that 100-200 years ago, but not now. The times appointed are upon us and woe to us if we mock God by ignoring his clear, persistent and dire warnings! Persecution is coming!

Remember Jesus said, the world “shall kill you”.



Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. - Matt 24:9

 

Three (saying something three times as above) is always used for emphasis in scripture and Jesus is telling us this to ensure we understand how certain these will happen.



Jesus spoke those words specifically in reference to the days just before his return. Christians must stop making excuses for these types of things and realize two fundamental truths that the Bible teaches



This is what the spirit of God means when he says that satan is the prince of this world. Ultimately he will be given complete and total power over the saints in the final brief manifestation (42 months) of the Beast/Government.

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

(Rev 13:7)


Remember this dear brothers and sisters, satan cannot touch one single solitary hair on your head until God himself allows it, and not one second before God gives that go ahead.



Prepare for persecution for it is surely coming and please remember those that are being persecuted around the world in your prayers and offerings.

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; [and] them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

(Heb 13:3)

 

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

(Heb 12:1-3)





Mark Watson




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1Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.

(Jer 7:16)


Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear [them] in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.

(Jer 11:14)


Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for [their] good.

(Jer 14:11)


I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

(Joh 17:9)


I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

(Joh 17:15)




2The King of Babylon is identified with Lucifer in scripture See Isiah 14:4 ff and you will see that the name Lucifer is only directly used in reference to the King Of Babylon.