Monday, March 20, 2023

The Gates of Hell will NOT Prevail against you!

 Saints, I know how difficult times are right now. I know prices of food and gas and just about everything are high. I know that many are struggling, not only with finances but with family and attacks of the enemy. We all see World War 3 on the horizon, the soon coming digital currency, the New World Order rising, and more pestilences and famine.  That is, those of us who are awake see these things. I told the Lord the other day:  "The Tribulation hasn't touched me yet, but I see it coming ever faster."  In other words, none of us have really suffered like people will in the Tribulation. It is a time so horrific, that even a read through of Revelation doesn't do it justice. To me, seeing all the evil growing stronger and stronger is what upsets me most of all. In particular, the things I know these Satanists are doing to children. I can't dwell on it for very long or I become too distraught, so I pray for the Lord to come and rescue the children and us too!  

I know it seems like the wait is becoming long and unbearable. The enemy is quick to come in and whisper in your ear that maybe the Lord won't actually rescue you, maybe we have the rapture all wrong. Maybe we will have to endure the worst 7 years of earth's history.  I've prayed over this issue for years now, studied countless Bible passages and listened to innumerable sermons, and for the life of me, I cannot see any other possibility other than the Lord rescues His Own BEFORE things get tough. If I thought for a minute that there was even a 10% chance that I'm wrong and we will go through the Tribulation, I would say so, and encourage you to prepare. However, there's NO WAY any of us can prepare for what's coming other than studying the Bible and spending more time with Jesus. Which is what I already encourage you to do. People who hoard food, gold, and guns, will soon realize that all those things will be quickly stolen by roving bands of demon-possessed people. The only way anyone could possibly survive the Tribulation would be to stay as close the Jesus as you can and allow Him to lead you to a safe hideout. (Like my recent novel, When Angels Rejoice) You will have to be off the grid completely and rely totally on God to provide for your needs. 

I have written several articles on why I believe in a Pre-Tribulation rapture, using Scripture as my proof. (Just click on the "Articles on Christianity" at the top of this blog to find them) I even mentioned one more proof in my last Friday's Musings. So, I offer you another one here with these two passages:
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

As I looked, this horn made war with the saints and prevailed over them Daniel 7:21

Hmm. Seems that these two passages contradict each other. In the first one, Jesus is promising that the "gates of Hades" or the Government of Hell, which essentially is Satan himself, will NOT prevail against the church.  Yet in the second passage it says the "horn" prevails over them. If you read all of Daniel 7, you'll see that the horn in this passage is the Antichrist
Aren't we all saints? Isn't the church made up of saints? Yet, if you read Revelation, there is no mention of the church after Chapter 3... only "tribulation saints". 

We know the Bible is the true word of God so it cannot contradict itself. Hence the only possible interpretation would be that the "church" is removed before the Antichrist is given power to prevail over the remaining saints.
The True Test now is not are you ready for the Tribulation, but are you ready for the Rapture?  Scripture is clear that not everyone who calls themselves Christians or who believes in Jesus is going, but only those who love Jesus with all their hearts, have no idols, walk in obedience, and are longing for His appearing.
This is why I constantly encourage all of you to read and study your Bible daily and spend time with Jesus in praise and worship.  It's a matter of the heart. Do you know your God and do you love Him? I don't care if you make a hundred mistakes a day, do you repent and keep striving to be like Jesus? What consumes your thoughts most of the time? Is it worldly things and pleasures? or is it how you can best serve God? Even if you constantly fail, but you're striving for that, God loves that! And He loves you!!  
Hang in there, time is short. Things across the globe are heating up big time. Keep your heart and your eyes on Jesus!

Friday, March 17, 2023

Friday musings: Let No One Take Your Crown!

Dear Precious Saints of the Most High God,
What a busy week! I would say the two major things that happened were the Silicon Valley bank crash and subsequent fall of other banks, And the downing of a US drone by Russian fighter jets.  Honestly, I don't blame Russia for crashing our drone. Most likely we were spying on them. No, I'm not a Russian agent, but I do believe America is poking and prodding the Bear, trying to get them to start World War 3. We, along with NATO positioned weapons in Ukraine along the Russian border after repeated warnings over the years by Russia. Now, we are funding Ukraine with Billions of dollars and tons of weaponry. Not to mention that we destroyed the Russian Nord Stream Pipeline, no doubt about that one, despite what the media is saying. Why Putin has not nuked us yet is beyond me, or perhaps he is restrained by God until the right time. 

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Matthew 24:6-7

Have you ever seen so many potential war fronts? We've got China and Taiwan, Russia and Ukraine, Iran and Israel, and Russia and China with the US. And now Russia and China are forming an alliance. With their combined power, finances, weapons, and evil intent, America doesn't stand a chance, particularly because our own weapons are outdated and/or depleted and our military is more concerned with using the right pronouns then learning to  battle. Oh, and did I mention that most of them have taken the poison shot?  

Expect a war between Israel and Iran soon. Iran is now nuclear capable and Netanyahu has said he cannot allow that. There is constant conflict in Israel with several terror attacks recently, including a huge explosion at the Megiddo junction on Monday. Tensions arise as the Islam holiday of Ramadan approaches on March 22nd. It wouldn't take but a tiny spark to set off a huge war in the region. The Gog-Magog war of Ezekiel 38? Perhaps, now that Russia and Iran are aligned.  

Now to the bank collapses. It may "seem" like with the government bailing out the larger banks that things are going to be okay. But nothing could be further from the truth. This is all part of a long plan to get rid of cash and institute their Central Bank Digital Currency. They cannot install the New World Order without a way to control everyone's finances so they can control you. It is not a coincidence that the CBDC pilot programs have been concluding all over the world the last few weeks…. They are getting ready to crash the whole system to bring about the CBDCs ( Central Bank Digital Currency ). I'm not a financial expert, so here is a great Article that explains what's going on, by who, and why. Should you take your money out of the bank?  I would definitely keep a good amount of cash on hand, yes. You can find more articles on this under Finances and NWO below. 

Another very interesting development was the following:
Why is this interesting? Because I believe this is how they will explain away the disappearance of millions of people when the rapture occurs. It's the Aliens who took them!  Nothing to see here. If you've read my Guardians of the Saints books, you know what I mean. 
All these are huge signs of the lateness of the hour!  Everything fits perfectly with Biblical prophecy. Yet, most Christians I talk to cannot for the life of them connect the dots to the soon return of Jesus. In fact, most are getting caught up in the Fake revivals running rampant across this nation and the world. I have lost dozens of subscribers to my newsletter since I've started pointing this out. It saddens me that Christians can be so easily deceived. I make no money off the newsletter or blog. I'm just trying to warn people. But most don't want to be warned, I guess, because after all there's going to be a great worldwide Revival, a Great Awakening! 

Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. Revelation 3:11

What crown is Jesus talking about here?  There are several crowns mentioned in the New Testament, but the most important one is the Crown of Righteousness. That's the crown that gets you into heaven because without being cloaked in the righteousness of Jesus, we cannot enter. 

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2 Timothy 4:8

Now why would the Lord warn us to not allow anyone to take our crown? The obvious inference would be that someone COULD take our crown, right?  I believe this what our enemy is trying to do to many Christians in these last moments before the rapture. He's getting them off the narrow path, onto a fake path, leading to a fake Jesus, that isn't about repentance and submission and obedience and love for the real Jesus, but about signs, wonders, politics, and good feelings. I'm not saying some aren't being saved in these events, and I praise God for it. I'm saying BEWARE SAINTS! 

In the Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24, in which Jesus laid out the end times, do you know that he warned THREE times against being led astray by false prophets??  Go read it for yourself. That seemed to be the most important thing to Him, even above all the birth pangs and disasters. 

I leave you with an encouragement that we leave BEFORE the Tribulation, not in the middle or at the end. Again, in Matthew 24, Jesus describes the rapture as thus:

But of that exact day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
For just as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and  being given in marriage, until the day when Noah went into the ark,  And they did not know or understand until the flood came and swept them all away—so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
At that time two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.  Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken and one will be left.
Matthew 24:36-41

Just before this passage Jesus described a time on earth that was so horrific, so filled with murder, wars, famines, pestilences, and disasters that unless the days were shortened no human would survive. So, my question to you is this. In this kind of world, in this kind of dystopian nightmare, would people be going about life as usual? Would they be getting married, planting crops and harvesting? Eating and drinking and carrying on as usual?  Even at the mid point of the Tribulation after a World war and extreme famine and another plague, would people just be living life normally? What about at the end of the Tribulation when barely anyone is left alive? I would say no. Absolutely not. Therefore the logical conclusion is that the rapture occurs before all hell is unleashed on Earth. 

So, rest assured the Lord is coming to rescue those who are His, those who love Him and live for Him. And He's coming soon!


The V and V


Western Alliance Bancorp down 75%
First Republic Bank down 66%
Customers Bancorp down 54%
PacWest Bancorp down 46%
Zions Bancorp down 44%
Bank of Hawaii down 42%
Comerica down 39%
East West Bancorp down 32%  


 ISIS: Killed Over 35 'Christians' in Congo:

The Islamic State group has issued a statement claiming responsibility for killing more than 35 people and wounding dozens in eastern Congo.

In the statement, posted Friday by Aamaq, the militants' news agency, it said it killed "Christians" with guns and knives and destroyed their property in Mukondi village in North Kivu province. It also published a photo of the houses on fire.
From American center for law and justice
Christians are being slaughtered, and much of the world has turned a blind eye.

In Nigeria, Christians face unthinkable horrors at the hands of jihadist militant groups. Christians are gunned down as they worship; pastors are burned in their homes. Last year in Nigeria alone, 4,020 Christians were killed and another 2,300 were abducted, including defenseless children.

In Afghanistan, the Taliban is directly telling Christians, "We will find you and we will kill your entire family." It has been ranked the #1 worst country for Christians in the entire world. The Taliban is responsible for "cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments" of Christians, while ISIS-K violently attacks churches.


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Half Price Sale on She Walks in Power Audio!


From now through April 7th, 2023, the Audio book of my novel She Walks in Power is on sale for HALF OFF.  Regularly $18, now only $9,  If you haven't read this book, I guarantee, you'll love it. If you have already read it, I guarantee you'll love this narration. It's almost like being there!  Check out the book on Amazon and read the reviews!

Click HERE to take advantage of this great sale!   And please spread the word!!  
This is also a great witnessing tool because the Gospel is preached throughout the story!
Before I leave, I'd like to introduce you to a fabulous author I know. Here's her latest book, a contemporary version of Cinderella, complete with romance, adventure, and suspense!  Another Fabulous book from a fabulous author! I haven't read this one, but I've read several of Linore's books and they are all excellent!

 Check it out on Amazon!

"Romantic suspense mixed with fairy-tale charm and capped off with Burkard's signature perfect ending make this one you don't want to miss!"

Teresa Slack, Author, Willow Wood Brides Series 
It's still raining here in California, but the Son is shining above! I pray you all have a blessed week!!

Monday, March 13, 2023

Jesus vs. Demons in Jamaica!

I feel the Lord impressing on me that His precious saints need to armor up in these last days and use the authority He has given us against the encroaching evil. Yes, we are going to leave before the Tribulation, but until then, things will get worse and worse. 
Below is a 4 minute video of my experience with demons in Jamaica. I pray it encourages you!  And below that, I'm listing a proclamation given by a pastor I follow. Every word comes from Scripture. It is so powerful that I wanted to share it with you so you could recite it and learn it on your own. 
I receive victory over all the power of the enemy
Though the enemy be arrayed against me, yet I will stand in the power of God
I will be strong in the Lord and the power of His Might
The enemy will never defeat me because Jesus Christ is my shield and buckler, my exceeding great reward! Hallelujah!
God is for me and not against me.
Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world
I've been given authority over all the power of the enemy and nothing will by any means hurt me
I've been given the blood of Jesus Christ!
I've been given the sword of Jesus Christ!
I've been redeemed by the Grace of Jesus Christ
I am free!  I've been set free from all the powers and forces of hell!
Though they be arrayed against ne, yet I will walk in the love and grace of Jesus Christ
I will walk in the light of the truth and carry the blood-stained banner of Jesus Christ in this final hour of the church age!
I will be salt and light
I will be a proclaimer of the Gospel and setting the captives free by the grace of God
By the blood of Jesus
By the Word of Jesus
By the power of God
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
We are more than conquerors through the Lord Jesus Christ!
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Ephesians 6: