Judgment Has Begun
On January 1, 2021 I had a divine visitation. The only interpretation of that encounter available to me now is that the judgment of the church started on that day.
On October 7, 2020 in a post title US Presidential Election I wrote:
“The result of the US Presidential election in November 2020 will be an announcement from heaven. If President Trump is reelected for a second term of four years, it means the Body of Christ has been given a little more time to repent and avoid the calamity that will soon come with devastating effect on Christians. If Biden wins it means Sickbed Great Tribulation would be unleashed on Christians without delay. Covid-19 is not the Sickbed Great Tribulation but a prelude to it. As things stand today, we have had enough of DECEPTIONS & FALLING AWAY the two prerequisites to end of dispensation of grace judgment.”
As I write the US Congress has confirmed the electoral results. The incumbent was not reelected not because of poor performance and not because he’s not loved by his people. He was not reelected for three reasons.
Reason #1. Voice of the People.
The prayers that God answers are those that align with His perfect will. Evangelical Christians in the US and around the world prayed fervently for Donald Trump to be re-elected. They took him as the defender of the faith. Analogies were made with Cyrus who enabled the return of exiled Israelites to their home land to rebuild their Temple and the city of Jerusalem.
God told Prophet Isaiah “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways.” Jesus told His disciples to be His witness in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the end of the earth. They began well. The result was outstanding. They were stuck in Jerusalem.
When Herod killed James one of the three inner circle disciples he thought he was defying God. From human perspective he ought to die for touching God’s anointed servant. God did not kill him. But when the people gave him ovation and he began to revel in it, the Jealousy of God arose and killed him not for beheading Apostle James but for usurping God’s glory. “Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.”
Christians who were concerned about persecution and tribulation should have followed the footsteps of the Master by praying thus: “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
Reason #2. Individual Mandate.
God can use anybody to accomplish His purpose. Saul the blasphemer was an unlikely disciple for Ananias but not for God who saw a Paul in him. Besides, every child of God has a person-specific mandate from God. It was engrossed in individual Hypostatic Chips before the foundation of the world.
God’s end time program includes rebuilding His Temple in Jerusalem by the Jews. The Trump administration achieved what looked like an impossible feat in the Middle East: recognition of Jerusalem as God’s eternal capital, moving US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; packaging a peace plan that has received almost universal acceptance – only Iran and the PA are openly opposed to the plan; and successful negotiation of peaceful coexistence between Israel and some Arab states – an unprecedented achievement. The Obama administration did not go in those directions. A Hilary Clinton administration would have worsened matters for God’s end time program.
Mankind has the tendency of avoiding pain even when it is beneficial. John the Baptist was a near perfect servant of God. The Lord testified of him: “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” But when he was put in prison, his flesh cried out. He questioned his own very successful ministry by worrying about what people would say. From that point in time his presence would have constituted a distraction to the ministry of the Lord. God honored him with martyrdom.
Donald Trump has been used of God to fulfill remarkable end time prophecies. If he has an outstanding business no power could stop him from continuing.
Reason #3. End Time Agenda.
God has been patient with this world for a long time. The first coming of Christ was as the Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world. His second coming is for judgment. Christians, Jews and Gentiles must be judged for defying God and transgressing His commandments.
As it is written, judgment shall start with the household of God. “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”
Christians who are working out their salvation with fear and trembling with the hope of participating in the rapture of the church are enjoined to have the mind of Christ. Paul’s counsel is “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Humility is the key. Moses was the meekest man on earth. He refused to accept God’s insistence that it was he rather than God who brought the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage. Moses knew the mind of God.
There must be an end. The judgment of the church, which is the house of God, has begun. The falling away prophesied to precede it has reached a crescendo and the imminent second lockdown will bring the organized church to her knees.
The purpose of this sickbed great tribulation is a final grace apparatus to save those who can be saved and allow the recalcitrant ones to go to their own. You cannot blame God for the negative exercise of human volition.
Many believers have strayed from the faith being entangled with many winds of doctrine. This church-based great tribulation will compel backsliders to denounce the pernicious doctrines of the Nicolaitans, the ways Balaam and the filthiness of Jezebel and repent in time to be included in the rapture event.
It is not about Donald Trump. It’s about God’s end time program.
Thy kingdom come O Lord! Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Come, Lord Jesus!