AMERICAN CHURCH IN TRIBULATION

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The world is right on the verge of devastating events that will create great fear and chaos throughout the land and especially in our comfort-seeking nation.

  • Many Christians are aware that over the last few years world events have been rapidly accelerating downhill toward what many recognize as a time of tribulation like the world has never before experienced. These are men and women who understand that a tremendous crisis is rapidly approaching and yet, are not certain of their role.
  • However, this can truly be an exciting time for this generation of warrior-spirited Christians. A time of opportunity to stand strong for the kingdom of God against an enemy that will soon launch the most powerful offensive attack against the church since the beginning of time.
  • Now is the time when we must learn to walk through the valley of the shadow of death without fear, knowing that our Lord walks right alongside of us.

What I am hearing about the future of the church and America?

Coming to America:

  • The restoration of a “United World” has been rapidly progressing. And the catalyst that will suddenly ignite its power is an extreme catastrophic event(s) that will bring the United States to its knees.
  • What type of catastrophic event? Perhaps a sudden economic meltdown but more than likely, it will be a “sudden” catastrophic event unforeseen by the citizens of our country.  For example: A terrorist mission to simultaneously detonate nuclear devices in our large coastal cities. (Perhaps like a Hiroshima America?).
  • Immediate Result: More national chaos than a thousand Haiti’s or Katrina’s or 9-11’s. No groceries/no gas/no stores/no banks. The dollar will be worthless. Gang-related crime will be dangerously widespread throughout the urban areas and neighborhoods.
  • The governmental response: Strict martial law perhaps aligned with the United Nations, which will war against their perception of terrorist activities. It is also likely that a youth militia similar to that of Nazi Germany in the early thirties will be commissioned to bring “peace” to America.

Coming to the American Church:

  • Today there is a fast growing movement within leftist culture of our nation to ridicule people for being “intolerant” because of their Christian beliefs. For example, if Christians proclaim that Jesus Christ is the one and only way to eternal life, they will be maligned as bigots, fanatics, judgmental, unloving and therefore, a hindrance in the establishment of a peaceful society. Eventually it will become unlawful to share the true gospel message with people as that would be considered “intolerant.”
  • The national militia forces will enforce government policies that disallow the gospel message of Jesus Christ being the Son of God and that He is coming as King of kings to establish the Kingdom of God on this earth. All religions will be acceptable including those liberal denominations and churches that call themselves “Christian” as long as they adopt government agendas.
  • Of course, this will cause a great apostasy among American churchgoers as many forsake their Christian beliefs and turn against their former friends and family members who remain steadfast in their faith.
  • There will be widespread disillusionment with much of the traditional church leadership. Many in the church will align with the world in blaming God for allowing such catastrophe to take place. Tremendous confusion will abound. Saying, “Why have we not been raptured out?” This doctrine of a pre-tribulation rapture has put many in the church to sleep. It robs the church of much of the truth of spiritual warfare. Rapture is for those who wish to be served by God rather than be servants of God.
  • Soon, like Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, and China, the Bible will be outlawed. Those remnant Christians who will not compromise, but continue to stand for the truth of the Word of God will be persecuted.

A Pure Church will Arise in the Midst of Tribulation:

  • A great apostasy will soon take place bringing a visible separation between light and darkness in the American churches. The “weeds” will run but those who remain will truly represent the Kingdom of God to the many in our nation who are suffering great loss and tremendous grief.
  • This separation of the “weeds” from the “good seed” will result in a pure testimony from the true church causing many peoples to embrace the Lord Jesus and be part of His army of the last days.
  • I foresee an outpouring of the Holy Spirit coming upon His chosen people greater than the world has ever witnessed. This will be a time that Jesus referred to when He said that “greater works will you do than even I have done.” He was speaking of national and worldwide messengers of God ministering in the great and glorious power of His Holy Spirit.
  • This is the Body of Christ that goes forth proclaiming the message of John the Baptist, in the midst of tribulation. Only now His anointed disciples of this last generation will be calling people to “prepare” for the 2nd coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is God’s beloved Son and our Commander-in-Chief.

The following passage is one of many that speak of the times which lie shortly before the American church:

"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:9-14)

If we, the church prepare, times like this can be our finest hour as we reach out with God’s love and truth and justice to a lost generation. (Quote by Tim Taylor:  Watchmen Ministries)

 


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