This morning John Kerry conceded the election of 2004 to President George Bush. Bush has won - and he has triumphed BIG TIME (by 3.5 million in the popular vote). Most political pundits acknowledge the fact that Bush's victory came as a result of the massive support he received from the Religious Right.
Several months before the election, Noam Chomsky of MIT cautioned his allies on the Left - most of whom smugly believed that Kerry would win the election - not to underestimate the power of the Religious Right. He wrote in the magazine International Socialist Review (September - October, 2004):
He went on to warn people that if Bush won he would have to -
THE VULTURES ARE GATHERING
Yes! - the Bible foretells of killing and carnage in the "end of days," but that butchery is connected to the construction of the Kingdom of Antichrist (i.e., "Babylon the Great"), not with the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus. If there is butchery and bloodshed to be found, be sure that it is NOT connected to Christ, but to Antichrist. The Bible says,
If you want to know whose kingdom Bush and his cohorts in the Religious Right are constructing, look for the corpses (bloodshed). And if you find the elites and their BOOTLICKERS in the Religious Right near where the corpses are located, then you can be sure that they are the VULTURES (i.e., the minions of the Devil) spoken of in Matt. 24:28.
IS IT THAT HARD TO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING?
So I say again, Is it that hard to see what's happening? NO! - it's not.
Christians don't see because they don't want to see, fulfilling the words of Christ when He said,
It's the same kind of "dullness of hearing" and blindness that permitted Christians like Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and D. James Kennedy to embrace the "slaughter of innocents" in Latin America during the Contra Wars, and embrace what R.W. Apple, Jr. calls the "Legacy of Reagan" without at the same time being able to pick out the menacing figure of John Dimitri Negroponte lurking in the background, a man who is, without a doubt, one of the "VULTURES" foretold in Matt. 24:28). [Please see our article, "The Horror of John Dimitri Negroponte and Everything He Represents."]
EVERYTHING HAS FADED INTO THE MIST
However, the horror that Negroponte visited on the people of Central America during the Reagan presidency is now effaced from history. It's as if all that horror didn't happen, lending credence to the words of Orwell when he said:
It's no accident or quirk of history that Negroponte is now the American proconsul in Iraq appointed by Bush to oversee the growing mound of corpses in Iraq just as he did so many years ago in Central America. He's very good at that. The trouble for Christians is that this time he is doing it LITERALLY in the midst of Babylon, in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. That should mean something to Christians. But just as the American people have conveniently forgotten who Negroponte is, Christians in the United States have forgotten the Prophetic Scriptures!
It's as if the warning of the Scriptures concerning the "End of Days" has been erased from the Bible. It no longer exists; the erasure is not remembered, and the lie has become the truth. It's no wonder, then, that Christians are so unable to decipher what is so plainly occurring right before their very eyes in Iraq: the fact that it is their army that is today on the plains of Shinar, in the land between the rivers, INDICATING IN POINT OF FACT - BOTH FIGURATIVELY AND LITERALLY - THAT AMERICA IS "BABYLON THE GREAT" - not Europe, not the U.N., nor any other nation or combination of nations.
A HEADLONG RUSH TOWARD ARMAGEDDON
Brothers and sisters, listen to me here (and I have special reference to those of you in Antipas): As most of you know, I had desperately hoped for a Kerry victory if only because such an outcome would have gained us some time.
It seemed to me that most Christians - even those connected to Antipas - were simply not prepared to accept the fact that we are now at the "end of time;" that they were not prepared, as a result, to take MEANINGFUL ACTION with regard to their increasingly precarious situation.
Consequently I had anxiously besought the Lord for more time. [Please see our articles, "At the Crossroads: the Election of 2004" and "$3 Trillion and the Bush, Kerry Campaigns for the Presidency: What It Means for Us as Christians."]
However, it was not to be. The Lord will not be "put off" any longer: WE ARE NOW IN A HEADLONG RUSH TOWARD ARMAGEDDON. The fact is, whether we are prepared or not, whether we have our "ducks in order" or not, whether our loved ones are prepared to follow us or not, whether we have any money or not, whether our business affairs are "wrapped up" or not, PROPHECY HAS AT LAST CAUGHT UP WITH US.
THE NEXT "BIG EVENT"
The next big event will most likely be another "manufactured 9/11 event" analogous to Hitler's "Reichstag Fire" through which the borders will be sealed, the draft will be imposed and escape from the United States will become very difficult if not impossible - especially for those of draft age - both male and female.
And make no mistake about it here! Bush needs a HUGE ARMY to ensure victory in his "War on Terrorism" (so-called). [Please see our article "A Woman Riding a Beast Going Forth Conquering and to Conquer. "]
PROPHECY TELLS US WHICH WAY TO GO
In connection with all this, I must somberly warn you, prophecy REQUIRES you to take action. You cannot remain passive in the face of prophecy. If you do so, you make prophecy of no effect. Prophecy is like a road sign saying: "Slow down, sharp right hand turn ahead!" But if you fail to heed the sign, if you fail to slow down before you get to the turn, it will be too late to brake once you finally get there, and you will surely slide off the road and crash.
Like a road sign, prophecy tells you things before they happen so that you can take evasive action before events catch up with you. If you wait until they finally overtake you, it will be too late to do anything - you will crash! Watch, therefore, for the "signs of the times," and don’t wait to take action. You may wait too long! Jesus said,
And Paul warns us,
DON'T THINK THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU A "SECOND CHANCE"
Believe me when I tell you that God is today bending over the parapet of heaven and SHRIEKING out a warning to each and everyone of you: "Do not be overtaken by the events of the end of the age." If you do so, God will NOT come back for you. He didn't do it for the "rich man" in Matt. 19:16-23, and the chances are very slim that He will do it for you!
As I have said so many times before, I realize that this is precisely the kind of attitude that gets me labeled a "Jim Jones," but any "teller of the truth" is going to be labeled that these days. So what? People act as if - somehow or other - they have hurt my feelings by not accepting what I have to say. But my feelings aren't hurt. They've not hurt me; they are the ones who someday will be hurt, not me.
The Bible is COMMANDING you to take action; it is telling you -
OUR FAITH IS ON THE LINE
Our faith is on the line now, and we shall see whether it is for real or not. We are going to be tested, and the test is not going to be a hypothetical one; it is going to be for REAL. [We urge you to read Chapter 11 of the Antipas Papers, "Tribulation and Judgment," for a scriptural explanation of the coming "test."]
The question to be answered is this: Are you the kind of person who has the courage of your convictions?
It seems a trite saying, but it's true: This life doesn't go on forever - and after that, the Judgment (Heb. 9:27). In the light of that, you would do well to remember the words of Christ when He said,
More next time!
Until then, God bless you,
Finally, we urge you all to reacquaint yourselves with the issues of the end of days by reading our article, "Sowing the Seeds of the Gog/Magog War."