Our Great Work Is About to Begin!

“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house’. If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.

Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades.

Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.’

The seventy-two returned with joy and said, ‘Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.’

He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’

At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’

Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but not hear it.’” (Luke 10: 1-24)

The symbolism within the prior passage is something engrained in many of our minds. We see and understand that the Apostles were blessed to see and understand many things that others cannot. We also are shown the manner that the word of Jesus’s coming to the land was spread by the seventy-two. The seventy-two were granted authority that forced demonic spirits to bow down to them and they were given proclamations to be given where they were sent.

When they return to Christ is when the scene changes. Those seventy-two were excited about their triumph, while the Messiah was proclaiming he witnessed the falling of Satan. When this event occurred, Jesus proclaimed authority upon his chosen. Either the fall of Lucifer had just happened in real time, or Jesus was prophesying about a future event. We understand that Jesus’s vision was of a future event, when we compare to the writings of John.

“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who ‘will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1260 days.

Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The dragon was hurled down – that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to earth, and his angels with him.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: ‘Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives to much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.’

When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to a place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a times, out of the serpent’s reach. Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring – those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.” (Revelation 12: 1-17)

(There is a lot to unpack in Revelation 12 and for those interested I recommend reviewing “Blood Moons and the Solar Eclipse of 2017, Are Prophetic Signs in the Heaven Indicating the Revealing of God’s Mystery?, The Lord’s Sign: Are Signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars Indicating the Return of Our Savior, and America in Bible Prophecy: Wealth and Prosperity vs Heavenly Abundance.)

The symbolism depicted within Revelation 12 is spellbound and hard to decipher. Many different interpretations have been present though the centuries, but the recent understanding about the symbols that appeared in the sky in 2017 match the imagery given within Revelation 12, have changed modern interpretations. The sign in heaven occurred and many believe the second sign also materialized with the constellation of Draco’s actions during the same year. The one event that cannot be mistaken is the fall of Satan and his angels. This actual event does not appear to have happened, yet, at least in the physical world.

We can also see the importance of the authority given during this time to those who He has chosen. To survive the actual fall of Lucifer to earth would require supernatural protection and abilities.

Combining this supernatural phenomenon with war in heaven and our human minds cannot comprehend what this could possibly entail. War in heaven could only be compared to all out nuclear war here on earth. As the tensions on our world worsen, many believe that the same is present in heaven:

“This, then, is how you should pray:

‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.’” (Matthew 6: 9-13)

If heaven and earth are indeed linked, like many have interpreted this verse, then both heaven and earth appear on the verge of massive war. This combined with the “signs in heaven” and we can conclude that the time the prophets of old warned us about, it about to become reality.

Our work is only beginning. As our world descends into chaos, and our lives become uprooted, will we be one of the seventy-two who were sent out to proclaim the coming of the kingdom of God or will be hide, allowing our materialistic and self-absorbed society overtake our influence? The choice is all ours and we may be required to make our decision very soon!

“Jesus went on to say, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.’ At this, some of his disciples said to one another, ‘What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’? They kept asking, ‘What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand what he is saying.’

Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, ‘Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So, with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. In that day you will ask in my name. I am saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I come from God. I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.’

Then Jesus’s disciples said, ‘Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.’

‘Do you now believe?’ Jesus replied. ‘A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

I have told you these things, so that in me you will have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’” (John 16: 16-33)

 

Clinton Kowach

04/16/2020

 

The Walking Dead: The Fate of Those Who Attack Jerusalem

“A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel.

The Lord, who stretches out the heavens of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares. ‘I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness,’ declares the Lord. ‘I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong because the Lord Almighty is their God.’

On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot in the woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place. The Lord will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the house of David and of Jerusalem’s inhabitants may not be greater than that of Judah. On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord going before them. On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.

And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be as great as the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. The land will mourn, each clan by itself, with their wives by themselves: the clan of the house of David and their wives, the clan of the house of Nathan and their wives, the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives, and all the rest of the clans and their wives.” (Zechariah 12: 1-14)

“On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity. On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land. And if anyone still prophesies, their father and mother, to whom they were born, will say to them, ‘You must die, because you have told lies in the Lord’s name.’ Then their own parents will stab the one who prophesies.

On that day every prophet will be ashamed of their prophetic vision. They will not put on a prophet’s garment of hair in order to deceive. Each will say, ‘I am not a prophet. I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth.’ If someone asks, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’ they will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’

‘Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.’

‘In the whole land,’ declares the Lord, ‘two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it. This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’” (Zechariah 13: 1-9)

A day of the Lord is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions will be plundered and divided up within your very walls. I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle.

On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountains moving north and half moving south. You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness. It will be a unique day – a day known only to the Lord – with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light.

On that day living waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter.

The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name. The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up high from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses and will remain in its place. It will be inhabited; never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.

This is the plague with which the Lord will strike all the nations that fought Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. On that day people will be stricken by the Lord with great panic. They will seize each other by the hand and attack one another. Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected – great quantities of gold and silver and clothing. A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.

Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, The Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord will bring on them the plagues he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

On that day Holy to the Lord will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar. Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the Lord Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them. And on that day, there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord Almighty.” (Zechariah 14 1-21)

As the Middle East descends into chaos and the entire world is watching Jerusalem become a burdensome stone, the statement that Israel cannot be destroyed is being stated by most Christian believers. The Church has been taught that God will supernaturally protect the state of Israel and that during the coming war, the Holy Land will see no destruction. Again, what many are being taught is not what the Word of God specifically states.

The reason for the long passage to start this presentation is to show the whole story about what is going to come upon the land of Israel and the entire world. As the opposing forces become more emboldened against Israel, we move closer to the time when their siege will begin. The passage within Zechariah shows that the inhabitants of the land of Judah will consume all the surrounding people with their fire. To the average Christian, the land of Judah represents the land of Israel but understanding that the land of Judah is currently the West Bank and controlled by the Palestinians brings understanding into this passage. The Palestinians will bring destruction to all those around them during this time. That is why Jesus gave this warning to the inhabitants of Judah:

“So, when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel – let the reader understand – then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equaled again.” (Matthew 24: 15-21)

Jesus specifically warned the inhabitants of the West Bank to flee prior to the greatest distress in the history of mankind. Jesus stated that this would be the beginning of the tribulation and the kickoff point would be Judah.

At this time protection will be granted to the inhabitants of the city of Jerusalem as they will be bypassed from this trial. We are told that they will witness the coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ and will see the “one they have pierced”. The free-flowing waters of the salvation of the Messiah will be provided for the salvation of the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Once the salvation of the Messiah is given to the land of Jerusalem, the souls of those who prophesied through the land will be required by God. We are told that those killed would be considered “false prophets” but God specifically states that he is coming for his shepherds. This cleansing will continue until 2/3 of the prophets of the land are killed while the final 1/3 have been tried and refined within the Fire of God. This symbolism is very similar to the event depicted within the 5th seal of Revelation:

“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, ‘How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?’ Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been.” (Revelation 6: 9-11)

Not only is the land of Israel under siege but it appears that the internal struggle within the Jewish community will cause a massive uprising. The death depicted within Scripture does not align with the modern teaching that Israel will be protected and all those who support the land of Israel will prosper.

The most amazing depiction of the supernatural unfolding of these prophecies are when the city of Jerusalem falls and is ransacked by its enemies. Truth be told, only half the city will fall as currently only half the city is controlled by the Jews. The eastern half the city of Jerusalem is currently under Palestinian control.

Once the city falls, Jesus will go out to overtake the enemies of Jerusalem. The supernatural depiction of the salvation of those within the city shows the Messiah standing on the Mount of Olives, splitting it in two, creating a valley for his people to escape through! What an amazing sight will behold those who witness this event! This earthquake will create the event known as the Day of the Lord and depicted within the opening of the 6th seal of Revelation:

“I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains, they called to the mountains and the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hid us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?’” (Revelation 6: 12-17)

The Day of the Lord is depicted as a day like no other. A day that is neither day nor night and when the whole world trembles at God’s presence. When God himself comes to earth, it is done, there will be no war against him after that time. Those who have fought against the Messiah and the city of Jerusalem will witness ‘their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. On that day people will be stricken by the Lord with great panic. They will seize each other by the hand and attack one another.’ Those that survive this ordeal will be required to worship the King and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles or they will be stricken by this plague and their lands will witness no rain.

Our God is the only God and Jesus is His son and the Messiah. Our world will witness these events soon enough but until then, we must remain strong and study to find ourselves approved. Too many within the Church have become lazy and refuse to find the truth. They only believe what they are being told and many will be surprised when they find out what Scripture truly says. With this understanding, it may change the perspective of many to know that it’s not until God himself comes to earth that we shall be changed to live with Him forever.

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so, we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18)

 

Clinton Kowach

10/1/2019

 

 

 

We Can See the Mark of the Beast Unfolding Before Our Eyes!

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his head the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

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. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13: 1-18)

Much speculation has been made through the ages about the meaning of the Mark of the Beast. Some interpretations state that this will be a tattoo, while others state that it will be the requirement of Sunday worship that fulfills this prophecy. The truth of the matter is that we may not know what the exact mark is until it is upon us but the one thing that we can all agree upon is that never before has mankind been able to fulfill this prophecy on a global scale.

The entire world is becoming interconnected and with the use of technology, we are witnessing breakthroughs that could not be fathomed decades ago. This technology is becoming more controlling and we are starting to see the unfolding of a literal interpretation of the Mark of the Beast.

What we do know is that the mark will be placed in the hand and /or in the forehead and it will be required for anyone to participate within society. Without the mark, an individual will not be able to purchase or sell anything, thus making the ability to live within our modern society nearly impossible. Those that chose to not partake within this new society will be hunted down and put to death.

Through technology we are seeing exactly what this controlled society will resemble. When the use of RFID technology was approved by the FDA in 2004, many believed that the implementation of these microchips within humans would shortly follow. One thing that we have learned is that the timeline used to lull the masses to sleep prior to implementing societal change is slower than the imaginations of prophetic watchers.

This unfolding of the mark has been slow but for anyone who watches, we can see the building blocks being put into place. When Obamacare was created, and the Real ID Act was passed, another round of prophetic watchers chimed up stating that the mark was coming. We could see that both programs required biometric identification to be implemented but to date neither has pursued this option. The backlash against Obamacare will not cause its downfall as the program is too intertwined within the healthcare structure and the Real ID Act has been met with financial issues causing its delay. Both are about to change drastically.

With the creation of the Trump Administration, these prophetic events have seemed to unfold within rapid succession. The entire world is wrapped up with the media barrage around President Trump and no one knows which way is up anymore. This use of distractions is causing our society to become so divided that we no longer understand the relevant battles ahead of us. Our society fights every cause like it’s the last cause we will be able to defend.

The war over Obamacare has caused the healthcare industry to double down on their profit producing motives. Americans have witnessed plan coverage decreases, premium increases, while deductibles are reaching astronomical levels. This combined with prescription drug prices soaring will lead to the healthcare society of those that can afford healthcare and those that cannot afford it. As this separation increases, we will witness a society that has a large portion of its population without healthcare or within the government backed healthcare system. Those without healthcare will be subject to a decrease of living standards and increase of sickness, while those under the government program will be required to sacrifice certain liberties to maintain their government backed healthcare. The rich will not be affected by this as they will have the funds to purchase their own healthcare and dictate the terms based on their status within society. This will cause more separation within our society as those with the monetary means will be presented with medical miracles, as cures and medical procedures, that were only dreamt about.

The American citizen issue within the United States is just another one of those vital separation points. Our society is so divided that we do not see what is truly going on. When the United States implements the citizen requirement, we as Americans will have to provide documentation stating our citizenship. This again will be gradual as we watch our neighbors be deported for not having the proper documents, but this initial phase will not solve the problem. There will be those that fight the system and rebel against this “papers please” society. This will cause government measures to increase ultimately leading to the implementation of the Real ID Act that is scheduled to be placed in force on October 4th, 2020. Within this legislative bill, there is a biometric requirement that is requiring all Real IDs to be accompanied with biometric information. Right now, most states have moved to facial recognition and finger printing to satisfy this requirement but as this conflict increases, what will stop the government from requiring a microchip implant as a requirement of citizenship for the United States? As President Trump has stated, if you don’t like this country, then get out!

The implementation of the citizenship and biometric requirements will not be the only pull toward the implementation of the mark as we are witnessing breakthroughs within digital data transfer and human/computer interactions.

Elon Musk just announced that his company Neuralink has created a device that will connect the human brain with a computer. This device will be a chip that is implanted within the brain and has 1000 tiny wires that go over the brain like hair would on a head. This devise would then use Bluetooth technology to connect the human brain to the internet, allowing untold advances within human brain development. The device will be installed making a 2-millimeter hole in the person’s skull that will then be covered up with the chip part of the device. This is a minor surgery and will only require local anesthetic, much like Lasik surgery. The trials for the Neuralink device will start in 2020. Combine this with the $1 Billion dollars just given to Elon’s company OpenAI (an artificial intelligence venture with hopes to create cognitive capabilities that surpass human abilities) and we can see where this is headed.

We are not talking about developments that will be presented to the world within decades but instead months. Our world leaders are creating this global structure, and all are doing their part. We have been distracted by believing that there are some good rulers and that we just need to support the correct party. If we look at the actions of all parties involved, we can see that this issue is bigger then who is president and who says they will support civil liberties. This clash within our society is going to happen regardless of who is in power. The only question at this point is when will it begin?

“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb withersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

And there followed another angel, saying Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if any many worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark on his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth and the earth was reaped.

And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” (Revelation 14: 1-20)

 

Clinton Kowach

7/24/19

 

 

 

 

What if it’s True?

The United States is under attack in so many ways. We can see military escalations on every front, civilian invasion on our southern border, an imaginary economy that is about to implode and foreign tampering of our election system. If one of these individual events were to attack any other nation, they would be unable to withstand the attack, yet the United States still stands, at least for the moment.

It’s understandable why most Christians and Conspiracy Theorists believe that the current strife between the Republican and Democratic parties is due to the Deep State trying to complete a coup and remove the President of the United States from power.  This can be understood due to what a large population of the United States has been told, but what if it’s not true? What if everything we are being told about the Russian Government working with the Trump Administration to gain power through our Democratic process is true?  Many won’t accept this notion, but we must understand that this is a strong possibility and if it is true, we are all in trouble.

What must we do if the President of the United States has been compromised and we are all subject to his decisions. Decisions that will impact every human being on the face of the Earth.  This is a very worrying thought and there is a strong possibility this is true.

If the Russian Government and the Trump Administration have taken control of the government of the United States, then we must rely upon Congress and the Courts to uphold their oath and protect the United States from both foreign and domestic threats.  They must demonstrate that they have the wellbeing of the people of this great nation as their upmost priority.  If Congress and the Courts do not uphold their oath, then we will be unable to contain what will come. The thought of such is too disturbing to even write on paper.

Our nation was founded on the trust that those in power would do the right thing and protecting the masses when they are called upon. Let us hope and pray that they do just that as if they chose to entertain their own selfish ambitions above the wellbeing of this nation, then we are all in for a very turbulent time.  May God be with us all!!

Clinton Kowach

5/8/19

“For What Shall It Profit A Man, If He Shall Gain The Whole World, And Lose His Own Soul?”

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, Ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? Or thirty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: A was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or a thirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” (Matthew 25: 31-46)

We as Americans have the world that most people through-out time only dreamt of. Innovation, Architecture, Travel, Wealth, Opportunity, Resources, and Entertainment are a few of the blessings bestowed upon the American Empire. The United States has a unique history which brings great pride upon its citizens.  Through American ingenuity we have created a world that many would have never thought was possible.

Our soul was the reason that America became what it did. Our founders, and this includes those not in the history books, brought light into the darkness of the world. They shone so brightly that the United States became the beacon of hope for the entire world.  Everyone knew they could come to the United States and be accepted and have the ability to prosper. This is what our founders dreamt of and we Americans were able to achieve this goal.

The problem with every advanced civilization is that they become complacent and soon that society digresses. The peak has been achieved and then the fall occurs. The society forgets its history and what made it great to begin with. Sadly, this is what is happening to the modern American Empire.

Our modern American society is filled with depictions of hate and despair.  The homeless population is skyrocketing and the cost of living continues to rise. Mass shootings are becoming a daily occurrence and heart-retching stories are part of the Nightly News.  We now take our lives in our own hands anytime we want to go bowling or to the movies. We have lost our love for our neighbor while manipulation and deceit are rewarded with large corporation boardmanship.

Our society has become so polarized that many Americans no longer can have a conversation with someone who has a different point of view. Politics and its divisive culture have torn this country in two and many fear it cannot be repaired.  This divisiveness is leading many to become emboldened with their belief which can easily lead to aggressive behaviors against those not in agreement to their way of thinking. This is quickly becoming the definition of a terrorist: someone who acts aggressively against another due to polarized belief differences.

The most mind numbing aspect associated to Biblical prophecy is that a large portion of the population that believes we are living in the end times, are the ones that are showing the most hate.  We are instructed to love one another and to treat others as we want to be treated.  Unfortunately, a large portion of the Christian community believes that they have the right to limit the help of those in need due to their status.

We constantly hear Americans complain about the use of tax money on programs that help the needy or that those from other countries are not entitled to any assistance as they are not citizens. There are numerous other excuses being used but the fact of the matter is that we should not have any issues with helping those in need. That is what our country was founded on.  And if you want to debate that America was not founded on helping those in need then you cannot deny that this is the vision the United States sold to the entire world.

We sold this package or illusion to the entire world. We told them that we would be here to help them if they ever needed us and we have become better at turning our back to our allies then helping them. This includes our assistance to both individual and country.

How are we Americans doing what we were instructed by our King to do?  Are we acting in accordance to his instruction and desires for us?  The answer is no! We as Americans are failing to live our lives according to God’s instruction.  We are not helping those trying to escape persecution on our southern border. We are not helping our fellow Americans who are so burdened by our corporate capitalistic society, but instead make them beg for food.  And to add salt to the wound, our latest gesture was to remove the ability to provide for families of those that work to help make our glorious lives possible.

Many within the Church are saying that we have the ability to change what is happening to our society.  They understand the times but they continue to state that if we continue to pray, that America will get better and we will all be happy and prosperous.  Besides this teaching not being Biblical, it is a misguided approach to create a false reality that the trajectory of our decent can be changed.

Where we are headed has been determined a long time ago. We were warned about this time and what would happen to mankind during the end of the age. We are told that we must be made pure to be accepted into His kingdom, but we continue to sin against the Most High. He provided specific instructions on what we were to do.  Those that do unto the least of us will be exhausted while the opposite will be tormented. Even though our nation and society are unable to change the direction we are headed, we as believers can change our individual direction.  We can make sure that we do everything we can for those in need, with or without the help of our leaders.

“And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in his adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8: 34-38)

 

Clinton Kowach

1/8/2019

 

 

Watchmen, The Time Has Come. We Must Be Ready!

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days on Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

Two men will be in the field, one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at the hour when you do not expect him.

Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servant in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. “(Matthew 24: 36-51)

We have been told that the coming of our Savior will come at a time when we are not aware, that only the Father knows the day or hour of His coming.  This is very true and Scripture tells us exactly this.  The portion that modern believers have neglected is the fact that we will know the season of His coming and if we watch, we will know his arrival is soon.

Our society is inundated with teachers telling us of Jesus’s imminent arrival and to make sure that we have our lives in order.  This is due to the fact that the prophetic events foretold about the end of the age are appearing everywhere and many are sounding the horn of warning.  This is by design as the Watchmen are doing what they were instructed to do:

“The word of the Lord came to me: ‘Son of man, speak to your people and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own heads. Since they heard the sound of the trumpet but did not heed the warning, their blood will be on their own head. If they had heeded the warning, they would have saved themselves.

But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.

Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.” (Ezekiel 33: 1-9)

This is the reason that society is hearing so much about the arrival of our Savior. It is the duty of the Watchman to do what he promised God he would do.  His own salvation depends on sounding the trumpet of warning.  We are told in Scripture that one will be taken and one will be left.  We are told that the good servant will take care of his master’s estate while the wicked servant will do the opposite.  This explains the gravity of the world situation toward salvation.  We as Watchmen will be sounding the horn to everyone but not everyone will listen.

If someone does not listen to the warning, that is their decision and not to the detriment of the Watchman.  The only responsibility the Watchman has is to tell everyone what is happening and that judgment is coming. We are not told to change people’s minds or to convert them to our way of understanding.  Not everyone will have the ability to understand, but they must repent as we have all fallen short of the glory of God. Watchmen are told to sound the trumpet of warning that danger is coming. Our way to Salvation is an individual journey that all of us must take.

“But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done.’ To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.

There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism. “(Romans 2: 5-11)

So Watchmen, sound your trumpets, sound your warning cries as the time is at hand. We are witnessing the coming of our Lord and His arrival is imminent. We may not know the exact hour or day of His arrival but we can know His season.  We can tell all those who will listen that the time has come to repent of all of our sins.  We must all repent as none of us are allowed entry into Heaven without first passing God’s judgment.

Go be proud of your title. Be proud of your duty to warn the masses.  Receive your redemption and your reward. Sound the trumpet and fulfill your obligation to your Lord and Savior!

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.” (Philippians 2: 12-18)

Clinton Kowach

9/15/18

Donald Trump and the Opening of the Seven Seals of Revelation

Many voices are uttering that the disturbance within the current world is abnormal.  Something is off and nothing is making sense.  We have expansion of information to the point that understanding truth is becoming harder every day.  We are witnessing the world spiral into war as the global economy is barely expanding.  Anticipating the contraction of world trade, we see the world economy will soon be in a severe depression.

We can see if we want to see…….

Most Christians look to the opening of the Seals found within Revelation, as the sign of our destruction.  Many understand that these Seals to be the beginning of the Apocalypse and the Church’s redemption.  People throughout history have looked for the fulfillment of this prophecy and have named many historical figures as the one prophesized about. This has been consistent throughout the entirety of history as every world leader has been considered to fulfill the apocalyptic leader of the Anti-Christ.  During 2017, the new dominate world leader would be President Donald Trump.  As people said about Obama before him, now Donald Trump will be seen as a possible candidate for the Anti-Christ.  Considering we are less than two weeks into his Presidency, are there any indications that President Trump could fulfill this prophecy?

To consider if Donald Trump is the Anti-Christ we will have to look at the Seven Seals and see if anything has been “Opened”.  The Seven Seals of Revelation can be found in within Chapter 6 of the book of Revelation.  The first Seal is stated like this:

“I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” Revelation 6: 1-2

The opening of the 1st Seal talks about the rise of the Anti-Christ and how he is given a kingdom (crown) and a bow (weapon).  Considering every world leader is given a kingdom and weapons, this would describe every world leader throughout history.  Considering President Trump, this leader would be the same as considering Benjamin Netanyahu or any other Head of State.

The 2nd Seal of Revelation is as follows:

“And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4 And there went out another horse [that was] red: and [power] was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the Earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” Revelation 6: 3-4

Within this Seal we see that peace will be taken from the Earth and man will kill one another.  Considering the imagery, we can see that this is depicting a massive war and possibly a civil war on a global scale.  A big sword was given to him and many people died.

Reviewing President Trump’s actions of the last two weeks, we have witnessed the massive global riots, a ban on refugees coming into the US from Muslim countries, and verbal battles with Mexico and China.  This is just a portion of all the activity that has happened since his inauguration.  Could this be the opening of the 2nd Seal of Revelations?  We will know our answer if these civic disturbances turn into full civil war.

The 3rd Seal of Revelation is as follows:

“And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, a measure of wheat for a denarius, and three measures of barley for a denarius; and [see] thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” Revelation 6: 5-6

The 3rd Seal talks about a Global Economic Crisis, most likely associated to hyperinflation, within the Commodity sector.  In other words, it will take an entire day’s wages to purchase a loaf of bread.  The value of human labor will be discounted and food will become a very valuable asset.  With a large portion of Economists proclaiming that we are headed toward an economic crisis, could this crisis be the one talked about in Revelation?  If massive civil war breaks out, be prepared to witness global hyperinflation.

The 4th Seal of Revelation is as follows:

“And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.8 and I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the Earth.” Revelation 6: 7-8

The 4th Seal will be the last seal that we review today.  Considering the chaos that is caused by the previous three seals, we can assume we would know we were in the mist of the Tribulation prior to the opening of the 4th Seal.

The 4th Seal of Revelation depicts two beings that great power is given to.  With this power a large portion of the world’s population will be killed.  The depiction of a sword shows the power of these beings and the use of a powerful weapon.  Hunger and beasts of the Earth are used against mankind, meaning famine and animals will be weaponized.  Those present during this time will have a strong understanding of what has happened to the world.

In retrospect, it is too early to determine if President Trump is the being prophesized about or if he is just another world leader.  As his Presidency develops, if the massive unrest increases and becomes violent, then he may fulfill the opening of the 2nd Seal.

We all must hope and pray that we are counted amongst God’s Chosen that we may escape the trials that will be coming upon the Earth.  Either this generation or a future generation will have to witness this prophecy being fulfilled.  Until that time comes, we must watch for the Signs and become diligent in the Lord.

May God guide you on your journey!

Clinton Kowach

1/31/17