Christians, What We Do from Here is How We Will Be Remembered!

“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.

Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty. In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.

Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.

Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.” (Psalms 45: 1-6)

Christian teachers will not hesitate in their sermons to present the glory of our redemption and our ultimate calling within God’s priestly kingdom. We are consistently told about the splendor that awaits, for all those who believe.

These teachings have reinforced God’s people’s beliefs in heaven but have also limited God’s people’s belief in humanity. Look all around the world and we can see the love for many has grown cold. Peace has been taken from the earth and we are about to witness more economic hardship to those who have already lost everything.

Those who are instructed to be a beacon of hope and love, during this time, have forsaken that solemn vow and have lusted after their own greedy ambition. Money has become the god of this world and we are seeing that god destabilize right before our eyes. Those left with no god, will look to those who proclaim we have God, for guidance going forward.

We can all see this new world unfolding but we as Christians are failing to lead. Take a look from the non-American view toward the United States: we have shown our greed and lust to the world, we have forsaken every agreement we have ever made, we are racist and our police will kill anyone for any reason, our “Christians” fight for the unborn while forsaking the poor longing for help, violence thrives while corporate greed has infected the entire globe. No wonder the world hates us. We have shown them no reason to think otherwise and we will reap what we have sown.

Anyone who has studied Bible Prophecy understand that the United States is not present or is very difficult to find, either way we are not major players in the end time events. This has led many to proclaim we will be exempt or that the United States will not be a nation when the end comes. Most scholars agree with the later.

Understanding the fate of this great nation, we must also understand our fate. Our world will change so drastically that we no longer recognize this world. This is by design but our actions toward it are not. We are to be a light for the rest of the world to follow.

When the United States no longer exists (all empires fall), how will the world view Christians? Considering America has proclaimed that we are a Christian nation, we are then the representatives to the entire world on behalf of our God. How we act going forward will be how we are remembered in history. Did we stand up for our God, not the leaders or governments that proclaim they are god, or did we conform to this world? Did our hate and greed consume us, or did we come together to “save humanity”? Considering a large portion of the American Christian community believes in a pre-tribulation raptures, wages can be placed that we will do nothing.

We are told that the New Babylon will be destroyed, and the entire world will sit back and watch that nation burn. No one comes to help. No one can even understand what happened as we are told the merchants of the world morn for their loss.

If we are to give the world any hope that Jesus is the Messiah and that He will return for those who love Him, we need to show why God loves us. We must show why He chose to die for all of us and has allowed humanity the ability to be forgiven.

If we take a step back and look at everything, we know that God does not need to save any of us. We deserve nothing and all of us are retched and vial. We all deserve eternal punishment. When we allow ourselves to understand this, then our infighting about whose lives have more value will seem trivial. None of us have value unless God gives us value. We are only here to do His will. If we are not willing to do so, then we deserve what will come to us!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” (John 3: 16-20)

 

Clinton Kowach

07/15/2020

 

Destruction of America in Bible Prophecy

“After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. With a mighty voice he shouted:

‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’ She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.

For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.’

Then I heard another voice from heaven say:

‘Come out of her, my people’, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.

Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Pour her a double portion from her own cup. Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself.

In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.’ Therefore, in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.

When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry:

‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one hour, your doom has come!’

The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore – cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.

They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn and cry out:

‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! In one hour, such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’

Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city? They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out:

‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour, she has been brought to ruin! Rejoice over her, you heaven! Rejoice, you people of God! Rejoice, apostles and prophets! For God has judged her with the judgement she imposed on you.’

Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said:

‘With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again. The music of harpists and musicians, pipers and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again.

No worker of any trade will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again. The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s important people. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray. In her was found blood of prophets and of God’s holy people, of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.’” (Revelation 18: 1-24)

The debate about the exact empire that is referenced as Babylon the Great has waged for centuries and only that generation that will witness its destruction will be able to understand its identity. Those with foresight can understand this identity prior to its destruction while the majority will use history as a reference to show the characteristics presented within Scripture as to the identity of Babylon the Great.

(For further reference into the topic today I recommend: America in Bible Prophecy: Wealth and Prosperity vs Heavenly Abundance; Our Corporate and Political Leaders have Become Disconnected from What is Really Happening in the True Economy; The World’s Trust in the American Democratic System is Failing; & Left or Right, Either Way Blood Will Run in 2020.)

The Revolution that is forming within our world is something that should have happened a long time ago. The oppression those in authority have exercised against the people of this world, are so egregious that they are documented within the judgment portion of Scripture. There is no denying this system is evil and has engulfed the entire world. The eyes of the masses are being opened and the control system is being shattered.

So, we believe….

We are being told by those with authority that everything is under control and that there is no need to panic. We are told that the economy is in a V-shaped recovery (due to manipulation by the Fed into monetary markets causing an illusion of recovered) while unemployment claims are only being processed at a steady pace to not flood the market with newly filed unemployment claims. If you cannot see the system is functioning at maximal capacity and that is the only reason, there are only about 1.5 million new claims per week. The prior record was about 600,000 claims and the system is working almost 3 times as much and cannot keep up. Its not that the economy is getting better. It is that we are not allowing our check and balances produce accurate data so we can see what is truly happening.

We can see this is the same approach with Coronavirus testing. The President of the United States has stated that his plan to overcome this plague is to limit testing as if we do not test, we don’t have a virus. This logic is preposterous and anyone who can believe this line of reasoning has lost your soul. We are in the middle of a pandemic and this is not going to go away because we don’t believe its true. This plague is only further evidence as to the identity of this great country.

America has a history of looking the other way to avoid our atrocities. We pinned all the Native Tribes into camps that exist today. We racially and economically segregated the black community for almost 200 years after they were granted their freedom. We have pillaged our own people to enrich our leaders while causing pain and suffering across the globe. We have been unwilling to look at what we have done prior to our judgements. What makes anyone think we will change, because now we are being punished.

There is a reason the entire world looks at the destruction of Babylon the Great and they do nothing. We now know that they are as shocked as its occupants to how quickly its demise is. They only watch as they have no clue how to intervein in a country that is being destroyed!

“This is what the Lord says: ‘See I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer against Babylon and the people of Leb Kamai. I will send foreigners to Babylon to winnow her and to devastate her land; they will oppose her on every side in the day of her disaster.

Let no the archer string his bow, nor let him put on his armor. Do not spare her young men; completely destroy her army. They will fall down slain in Babylon, fatally wounded in her streets.

For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the Lord Almighty, though their land is full of guilt before the Holy One of Israel.

‘Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the Lord’s vengeance; he will repay her what she deserves. Babylon was a gold cup in the Lord’s hand; she made the whole earth drunk.

The nations drank her wine; therefore, they have now gone mad. Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken. Wail over her! Get balm for her pain; perhaps she can be healed.

‘We would have healed Babylon, but she cannot be healed; let us leave her and each go to our own land, for her judgement reaches to the skies, it rises as high as the heavens’

The Lord has vindicated us; come, let us tell in Zion what the Lord our God has done. Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon.

The Lord will take vengeance, vengeance for his temple. Lift up a banner against the walls of Babylon! Reinforce the guard, station the watchmen, prepare for an ambush! The Lord will carry out his purpose, his decree against the people of Babylon.

You who live by many waters and are rich in treasures, your end has come, the time for you to be destroyed. The Lord Almighty has sworn by himself: I will surely fill you with troops, as with a swarm of locusts, and they will shout in triumph over you.

He made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding. When he thunders, the waters in heaven roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

Everyone is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed by his idols. The images he makes are a fraud; they have no breath in them. They are worthless, the objects of mockery; when judgment comes, they will perish.

He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the people of his inheritance – the Lord Almighty is his name.

You are my war club, my weapon for battle – with you I shatter nations, with you I destroy kingdoms, with you I shatter horse and rider, with you I shatter chariot and driver, with you I shatter man and woman, with you I shatter old man and youth, with you I shatter young man and young woman, with you I shatter shepherd and flock, with you I shatter farmer and oxen, with you I shatter governors and officials.

Before your eyes I will repay Babylon and all who live in Babylonia for all the wrong they have done in Zion,’ declares the Lord.

‘I am against you, you destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,’ declares the Lord. ‘I will stretch out my hand against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain. No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate forever,’ declares the Lord.

‘Lift up a banner in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms: Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz. Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.

Prepare the nations for battle against her – the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their officials, and all the countries they rule. The land trembles and writhes, for the Lord’s purposes against Babylon stand – to lay waste the land of Babylon so that no one will live there. Babylon’s warriors have stopped fighting; they remain in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become weaklings. Her dwellings are set on fire; the bars of her gates are broken. One courier follows another, and messenger follows messenger to announce to the king of Babylon that his entire city is captured, the river crossing seized, the marshes set on fire, and the soldiers terrified.’

This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Daughter Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time it is trampled; the time to harvest her will soon come.

“Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured us, he has thrown us into confusion, he has made us an empty jar. Like a serpent he has swallowed us and filled his stomach with our delicacies, and then he spewed us out. May the violence done to our flesh be on Babylon,’ say the inhabitants of Zion.

‘May our blood be on those who live in Babylonia,’ says Jerusalem. Therefore, this is what the Lord says: ‘See I will defend your cause and avenge you; I will dry up her sea and make her springs dry. Babylon will be heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, an object of horror and scorn, a place where no one lives. Her people all roar like young lions, they growl like lion cubs, but while they are aroused, I will set out a feast for them and make them drunk, so that they shout with laughter – then sleep forever and not awake,’ declares the Lord. ‘I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and goats.

How Sheshak will be captured, the boast of the whole earth seized! How desolate Babylon will be among the nations! The sea will rise over Babylon; its roaring waves will cover her. Her towns will be desolate, a dry and desert land, a land where no one lives, though which no one travels. I will punish Bel in Babylon and make him spew out what he has swallowed. The nation will no longer stream to him. And the wall of Babylon will fall.

Come out of her, my people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the Lord. Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumors are heard in the land; one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler. For the time will surely come when I will punish the idols of Babylon; her whole land will be disgraced, and her slain will all lie fallen within her.

Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout for joy over Babylon, for out of the north destroyers will attack her,’ declares the Lord.

‘Babylon must fall because of Israel’s slain, just as the slain in all the earth have fallen because of Babylon. You who have escaped the sword, leave and do not linger! Remember the Lord in a distant Land and call to him Jerusalem.

We are disgraced, for we have been insulted and shame covers our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the Lord’s house. But the days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will punish her idols, and throughout her land the wounded will groan. Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her,’ declares the Lord.

‘The sound of a cry comes from Babylon, the sound of great destruction from the land of the Babylonians. The Lord will destroy Babylon; he will silence her noisy din. Waves of enemies will rage like great water; the roar of her voices will resound.

A destroyer will come against Babylon; her warriors will be captured, and her bows will be broken. For the Lord is a God of retribution; he will repay in full. I will make her officials and wise men drunk, her governors, officials and warriors as well; they will sleep forever and not awake,’ declares the King, whose name is the Lord Almighty.

This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Babylon’s thick wall will be leveled, and her high gates set on fire; the peoples exhausted themselves for nothing, the nations’ labor is only fuel for the flames.’

This is the message Jeremiah the prophet gave to the staff officer Seraiah son of Neriah, the son of Mehseiah, when he went to Babylon with Zedekiah king of Judah in the fourth year of his reign. Jeremiah had written on a scroll about all the disasters that would come upon Babylon – all that had been recorded concerning Babylon. He said to Seraiah, ‘When you get to Babylon, wee that you read all these words aloud. Then say, ‘Lord, you have said you will destroy this place, so that neither people nor animals will live in it, it will be desolate forever’. When you finish reading the scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the Euphrates. Then say, ‘So will Babylon sink to rise no more because of the disaster I will brink on her. And her people will fall.’ The words of Jeremiah end here.” (Jeremiah 51: 1-64)

 

Clinton Kowach

06/28/2020

 

American Racism: Depart from Me, Ye that Work Iniquity

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you, if your son asked for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, through you are evil, know how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So, in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and, in your name, perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (Matthew 7: 1-23)

We are warned about those who will come in the name of our Lord to proclaim truth, who will be misleading the masses. Many will be deceived by these religious leaders and will be not be allowed entrance into the eternal kingdom due to their lack of knowledge.

All over the world we have chaos ensuing. People are witnessing the destruction of their entire life’s work while those on the opposite spectrum fight for survival within a corrupt system. Neither side is truly free as if we were free there would be no reason for this violence; but that is just not how America is.

The divisive history of the United States is well documented, but the portion left out is the current use of the system to control those of the minority community. It is no secret that the victors write history, while the same can be true with those who control a country’s money. Our world is witnessing the consolidation of wealth within the 1% that rivals the wildest imagination. The hurt that the middle class is now feeling is the same hurt that the black community has felt since the inception of this country.

Every step of the way, the black community was presented with roadblocks that limited success and restricted growth of generational wealth. The ignorance of the modern white community has allowed for the perception that we all have the same opportunities and as long as we all work hard, we will get ahead. That cannot be true in a society that has manipulated the wealth concentration to funnel the majority of the country’s assets into a select few. Those few then use their massive wealth to influence their impact on society, only helping those within the same socio-economic condition. In other words, all the money and property has been funneled to the top portion of the population who then use that money to create the laws that allow them to say in power. Only those within the same sect of society will benefit, as those with the power, choose who they will share their wealth with.

Its not surprising that the black community would feel hated and abused by this type of society, especially when we consider that those in power, those who have generational wealth, received that same power and money from their decedents who used racial motives to benefit from the abuse of the black community. This is no secret when you look at the conduct of the forefathers of the two most recent Republican Presidents. Both of which have actions conducted by their forefathers that would be considered racist by today’s standards.

This does not mean that the times were different, and things have changed now. This only means that racism has been deeply entranced in our society and the white community is only now allowing itself to see the pain and hurt we have caused.

We cannot change the past, but we also don’t need to support those who took advantage of a system they created and manipulated. We can no longer stand by idle while our brothers and sister in Christ are hurting. Regardless of what side of the political spectrum we stand, we all have a moral obligation to help those who are in need.

We have watched the black community stand by and hope and pray that their country would allow the same freedoms to them that was promised to all. Those hopes have never been realized and now our great country must face the consequences of our actions. We created this mess and we will be destroyed by this mess. If we had only lived by the Christian standard that we preached about every week. If we had only showed compassion to those we had done wrong to. If we had only showed love instead of hate, we would not be witnessing the fall of our great nation.

May love and kindness conquer all during this dark and trying time.

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Its does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now, we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13: 1-13)

 

Clinton Kowach

06/02/2020

Lockdown: WHO Can We Trust?

“As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately, ‘Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?’

Jesus said to them: ‘Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he’, and will deceive many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom will rise against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.” (Mark 13: 3-8)

The world that we have entered is a disturbing reality that the truth has become lost to mankind. No longer does the world possess a common “Truth” and the concept of reality is something being debated. The time of simple, common understanding is long gone.

We now live during a time when the “Truth” has become lost and depending on who you are speaking to, the “Truth” is different. We are told that we can no longer trust our Media or our Politicians. We are told that the President cooperated with a foreign government to win the election and there is nothing that can be done (as many have tried). Some say this is an attempt by the Deep State to hijack the United States of America while others state that this is the Constitution at work, and we must obey the law. And that was before Covid-19.

(For those who want additional information that will be referenced here please read: Is the Rise of China and Its Conflict with America Predicted in the Bible; Economic War and the Opening of the Third Seal of Revelation; America in Bible Prophecy: Wealth and Prosperity vs Heavenly Abundance; A Man’s Enemies will be the Members of His Own Household; Mark of the Beast and the Beast System )

The emergence of the Coronavirus has changed the landscape of the entire world. Every corner of the globe has been affected and our lives will no longer be the same. We are seeing the surveillance state emerging around us and we are witnessing our civil liberties being removed daily. Protests are growing and violence is inevitable as many Americans have lost everything. This reaction by many is understandable and predictable. The problem with it being predictable is that many have forgotten that we are at war, a “Trade War:”. If history has taught us anything is that every economic war ends with physical war. Its like playing with your food before eating it.

Covid-19 has brought every country to its knees, except the country that it originated in, China. The Chinese have a very proud history and culture and all interactions must be respectful and with honor. Any interaction with leadership outside of this accepted Chinese culture is seen as disrespectful and disgraceful. With this in mind, many can state that for years the interactions and rhetoric spoken from America toward China has not been respectful and filled with honor. This combined with America’s Trade War against China and we have opened ourselves up to being attacked, by any means necessary.

There is no debate that the Chinese leadership have global leadership aspirations. This has been apparent with their economic rise and inclusion of their currency in the use for international trade. They have also used their manufacturing base to gain the entire world’s currency and then use that currency to purchase foreign assets. In other words, they have been using American dollars to purchase American businesses and property.

This is a very smart strategy when using a long-term approach toward global domination. The Chinese did not only purchase American assets but also assets all over the world. When Greece was required to liquidate some of their assets to pay back the IMF, China was right there purchasing those Greek assets.

These large asset purchases provided the legal ownership they needed to slowly move offshore with the actual acquisition of these assets. That would also mean being the country that precedes over these assets. This would be much easier if everyone was just under Chinese control, but you must keep in mind the long game and that the final move is the acquisition.

The release of Covid-19, from the Wuhan chemical lab, is the narrative the President of the United States is claiming is true, so it is the one that will be used. We all understand what has happened since the outbreak but what if the outbreak was not accidental. What if the Chinese Government released this agent, knowing that their surveillance state and indoctrination tactics would allow swift control of the virus, while the rest of the world would be brought to its knees. This makes absolute sense when you understand that this is not just about the America vs the China. This is about China taking over the entire world.

Many have heard of the Two Hundred-Million-man army that rise out of the east during the time of the end. Most forget the plagues that come with that army!

“The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, ‘Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.’ And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number.

The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.

The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood-idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality and their thefts.” (Revelation 9: 13-21)

Many will dismiss this as a future event but the use of plagues in reference to an army that many have associated to China, must be taken seriously now that the world has been infected with Covid-19. What if this was an attempt to destabilize the world economy. China has all the control. They understand that they make all the world’s goods. Everyone must play according to their rules or they will not longer get their stuff.

America first has been chanted all over this country proclaiming that we must purchase American goods and stop purchasing Chinese goods. That is all fine and dandy, but the reality is that if we stop purchasing Chinese goods, we stop getting stuff. What people fail to realize is that America no longer makes enough goods for us to survive on. If we make a drastic jump from using China to not using China, we are left with substantial shortages and increasing prices. Looking around today, and that is exactly what is happening.

If Scriptures tells us that there will be plagues, plural, coming out of the east, then we should expect more. Considering that those plagues depicted in Revelation kill a third of the world, we can consider Covid-19 a light jab compared to what is coming.

The scariest part of this whole thing is watching those around you fall right into place. We are being tested to see our reaction and to also see our governments action toward this attack. At first the populous participated, lasting almost two months, while the government studied China’s reaction to the virus, mimicking their response. China showed that countries must have a surveillance state like theirs, to combat this weapon. That is why governments all over the world are rushing to replicate China’s surveillance state. What they don’t understand is that they are just laying the foundation for the society that will come out of it. Once the other viruses start to come, everyone will be begging for protection and assistance.

“When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali – to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

‘Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles – the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.’

From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’” (Matthew 4: 12-17)

 

Clinton Kowach

05/17/2020

 

Do Not Be Afraid of Those Who Can Kill the Body but Cannot Kill the Soul

“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,’ says the Lord Almighty.

But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord, as in days gone by, as in former years.

‘So, I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,’ says the Lord Almighty.

‘I the Lord do not change. So, you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty.

‘But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ ‘Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’

‘In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse – your whole nation – because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,’ says the Lord Almighty.

‘You have spoken arrogantly against me,’ says the Lord. ‘Yet you ask, ‘What have we said against you?’ ‘You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty? But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly, evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.’

Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.

‘On the day when I act,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.’” (Malachi 3: 1-18)

Our world is changing so quickly that no one can keep up with all the changes that are happening. Combine the technological advances with the recent Coronavirus outbreak and our world will never be the same.

We are hearing positive rumors like universal income for all and extending monetary help to those in need. We are also hearing disturbing developments like the coming mandatory vaccination combined with the community desire for on-demand testing of every human on the planet. Some ideas are out right frightening, and we must pray that society does not push us toward that abyss.

But we already know this is going to happen. Scripture has laid out what is unfolding around the world. While much of the population is wondering what is happening, Believers are referencing the Scripture as the roadmap to what is to come. Many of us have been proclaiming this truth for a long time now.

Our society is crashing down around us. If anyone believes that things are going to go back to normal after the Global Pandemic, you are sadly mistaken. Once Pandora’s Box is opened, it cannot be shut. In other words, when a government makes a move to gain control over a population’s rights and privileges, the government never returns the freedoms that were taken. Our world will be forever changed, and this means that going forward we must be very careful.

No longer can we rely upon the social interactions we have become accustom too. Moving forward we will be living in a society that questions the concept of gatherings or allowing anyone new into your trusted circle. We will no longer be able to participate in an event, without placing our lives at risk. The global psyche has been touched and there is no going back.

This control system that is ensnaring our society is moving faster than any of us could have imagined and there is no escape. Many will try, and many will fail. We know that this we lead to the ultimate hunting down and killing of those who will not participate in the global system that is unfolding (Revelation 13: 16-17). We are told that the stress of the time will be so severe that men’s hearts will fail them (Luke 21: 26-28) and that men will beg to die and cannot (Revelation 9: 6).

Understanding what must come to this world and being afraid of what can happen to you are two different things. We are told to not fear the one who can kill the body but to fear the one who can kill the soul. As the world makes its transition to this new system, we will be required to show who we truly fear, man or God!

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time, you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!

So, do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So, don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10: 16-33)

 

Clinton Kowach

04/29/2020

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

 

Blessed Are Those Who Can See

“Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5: 1-16)

Its no secret that we live in very trying times. If our lives were not stressful enough without a global pandemic to add to the mix. We all were already stretched to the breaking point before all this happened, now how are we going to cope?

It is not about us!

Everything is not about us!

We must remember and understand that what is happening around us is not all about our individual lives. Yes, we are all being tormented in one way or another. We are hearing of loss that none of us wish upon our enemies, yet we are instructed to move on. We are told that we are to be His Mighty Solders and that we must Stand when the time comes. We must hold true to what is right in this world, as we all see it turning dark fast……

If you haven’t noticed the state borders within the United States are about to be shut down, limiting travel due to the Covid 19 Virus. The plan is to have some places open for business while other locations must contain the virus prior to being released back into civilization.

Many communities are calling for mandatory testing and some are requiring a blood sample. The countries who have contained the virus, test thousands of people every day. The moto is test everyone all the time to contain the virus. If only there was some way to implant a devise that would test the subject all day, every day and will notify the authorities as soon as the subject tests positive? Only during this time in humanity could a concept like that be possible and probable at the same time.

We who are able to see, understand what is unfolding within our global society. We have heard the warning given to us from the Prophets of Old and we have been longing, just as they did, for the return of our Messiah!

Look up as your redemptions draws near, but don’t forget about the snake at your feet. We all must understand that the battle has just begun. This the beginning of the Birth Pains. We have a long way to go before we see our Lord. Until that time, we must bring Him honor and glory for what He has done for us and those we love. We must honor Him until we are with Him!

“Therefore, since we have been justified though faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into their hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him though the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God thought our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” (Romans 5: 1-11)

 

Clinton Kowach

04/13/2020

 

Woe, Woe, Woe to Those Who Inhabit the Earth

“The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes. During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.

The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crown of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. Their hair was like woman’s hair, and their teeth were like lion’s teeth. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their winds was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails, they had power to torment people for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).

The first woe is past: the two other woes are yet to come.

The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming form the four horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, ‘Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.’ And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number.

The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and sulfur. A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.

The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshipping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood – idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.” (Revelation 9: 1-21)

For many generations, it was a mystery as to how an army so large could come from the region east of the land of Israel. It was only during modern times that two different countries possess the ability to create a 100-million-man army that would march on the Holy Land (China and India).

Scripture depicts this event as chaotic to the world and would cause the death of one-third of mankind. Understanding this number boggles the mind when knowing the current world population is rising to 8 billion people. One third of this population would mean that roughly 2.6 billion people will die during the time of the first two Woes.

We are witnessing event unfolding all around the world that were depicted within Scripture. Understanding this revelation, we must believe that all the remaining prophecies will be fulfilled before the time of the end.

Many are witnessing the locust invasion encompassing much of Africa, the Middle East and Asia as an apocalyptic event while referencing the use of locusts within the fifth trumpet. Its true that these locusts did not physically hurt anyone, and they did damage the plants found within their path. Knowing this difference between reality and the depiction given within Scripture, we can understand that this event has not occurred yet. Unless some mutation occurs within the current locust population or a new type of locust rises, we can dismiss this association as not the event foretold within Scripture.

The events found within the sixth trumpet would then not be able to occur until the fulfillment of the fifth trumpet. Considering the recent global pandemic occurring around the world with Covid-19, many are speculating that this event is one of the plagues that would be released during the time of the end.

Reviewing the interpretation presented at the beginning of this report, we see that there are three plagues referenced that would come out of the armies of the east. Right away many would speculate that Covid-19 is one of these plagues and would use this information to justify their stance that we are witnessing the fulfillment of this passage. This is where we must be careful in our interpretation and we need to cross reference every passage back to different interpretations to make sure we stay consistent. Following is the same passage in the King James version vs NIV version of this interpretation:

“And thus, I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issues fire and smoke and brimstone.

By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.” (Revelation 9: 17-18)

It is only a minor difference but the lack of clarity that the fire, smoke, and brimstone are plagues vs acts of war could possibly change the entire meaning of the passage. If we are to look for three plagues coming out of the east, would Covid-19, SARS and MERS be classified as these three plagues?

This leave us to continue watching for the events that will unfold prior to and after the sounding of the sixth trumpet.

We are told that these are the first two Woes but never really told about the last Woe. Understanding that the sounding of the seventh trumpet is the cumulation of God’s Judgement, we must look for an event prior to the sounding of the seventh trumpet:

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of the world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11: 15)

Luckily there are two event that occur during the second Woe, prior to the sounding of the 7th trumpet, or the third Woe. These events may be the most amazing and magical events that occurs within the entire Scriptures as we witness the rise of the Two Witnesses and the building of the Third Temple:

“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

But the court which is without the temple leave out and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted and gave glory to the God of heaven.

The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.” (Revelation 11: 1-14)

This passage shows the association between the Third Temple and the rise of the Two Witnesses. Both events happen about the same time and they climax with the death and resurrection of the Two Witnesses.

Understanding current events associated to the Holy Land and the recent Deal of the Century, we can see the unfolding of the agreement that will cause the rebuilding of the Third Temple. Final negotiations have not been finalized but it would be very naïve to believe that the Jewish people would give sovereignty to the Palestinian people in East Jerusalem without gaining access to the Temple Mount and the long-awaited building of the Third Temple of Solomon.

Even with understanding that the events of the locusts and the rise of the armies of the east, have not yet happened, we can see how close we are to these events being fulfilled. All we need is for a Star (Angel) to fall from heaven and open the bottomless pit, releasing the beast onto the earth. When this event happens, it can be assumed that we will all know it has occurred:

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels and prevailed not; neither was there place found any more in heaven.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” (Revelation 12: 7-12)

 

Clinton Kowach

03/19/2020

When the Archangel Speaks

“Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand.

He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, ‘Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.’

Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, ‘There will be no more delay! But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.’

Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: ‘Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.’

So, I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, ‘Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but “in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.’” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, ‘You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.’” (Revelation 10: 1-11)

The confusion within the current generation dwarfs any comparison to prior generations. We have so much information being presented to us that we cannot process it quickly enough to fully understand what is being said. This confusion cannot be worse then within the Christian community in respect to the unfolding prophetic word. So many prophets, teachers, pastors are proclaiming that they know the truth and that we must follow their teachings, otherwise we will live eternity in hell.

Not only are people becoming scared about what is unfolding on our earth, but they are also unwilling to challenge their faith and what they believe. So many are holding to “truths” that they were taught in church, even when evidence is presented that disputes their understanding. Instead of realizing the extend of delusion present within our world and church, they would rather fight, proclaiming their truth is correct, no matter what information is presented to the contrary.

Most of the prophetic teaching that is going on within our world has prescribed to the teaching that once you receive salvation from Jesus, that you no longer must worry about anything. You will always be saved, and you will not have to endure any tribulation, as all Christians will be raptured prior to the tribulation. It makes absolute sense for anyone to want to believe these teaching, as they tickle the ear and are exactly what everyone wants to hear. The only problem is that it does not matter what we want to hear. It only matters what the Word of God tells us.

There are two verses that every pre-tribulation rapture believer reference to proclaim their evidence of a pre-tribulation rapture. Those verses are as follows:

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to 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 no 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 with 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)

And:

“I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’” (1 Corinthians 15: 50-54)

When looking at these verses we can see there are some clues as to the timing of the “rapture”.

We know that it is a mystery, that occurs at the voice of the archangel, with the sound of the last trumpet, and the dead will rise first. With understanding these markers, we can see that the book of Revelation depicts exactly this within Chapter 10. The archangel comes down, speaks, the 7 thunders speak, and the mystery of God is accomplished.

Seeing how these verses work directly together we can understand that the “rapture” verses are talking about the event that occurs within Revelation 10. There is no denying this fact. Considering this information, it would be very hard to justify belief in a pre-tribulation rapture, considering the “rapture” events occur after the completion of the seven seals, and seven trumpets. There is no way to justify a pre-tribulation rapture stance after understanding that the “rapture” occurs at the midway point of the tribulation.

The other complication is the fact that the dead rise first. The assumption is that the dead rise and then immediately afterward the living are changed and brought into the clouds. This too is a misunderstanding as the Book of Revelation provides insight into who are the first ones raised at the sound of the last trumpet:

“I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) this is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.” (Revelation 20: 4-6)

Its difficult to grasp that the first resurrection is for those who died during the tribulation and did not relinquish their faith during their trial. We have been taught that all the dead will rise at the same time and that the living will rise at that time as well. Unfortunately, this is not what the Word of God states. The word of God is very clear: God’s mystery will be completed at the sounding of the last trumpet, when the archangel speaks, and the Tribulation Saints will be the ones raised from the dead, so that they can reign alongside Christ during the Millennial Reign.

Modern man wants to proclaim the good news and teach humanity about the loving grace of Christ. We have done this to our detriment, have forgotten that we are guilty of sin, and the judgement against our transgressions is death. We all will die. Those who do remain alive and endure until the end will witness events that mankind cannot even dream of!

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24: 9-14)

 

 

Clinton Kowach

02/17/2020

Are Modern Prophecies Spoken from True or False Prophets? We All Shall Know the Truth Sooner Than Later!

“In the fifth month of the same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, who was from Gibeon, said to me in the house of the Lord in the presence of the priests and all the people:

“This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. Within two years I will bring back to his place all the articles of the Lord’s house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon. I will bring back to this place Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’”

Then the prophet Jeremiah replied to the prophet Hananiah before the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord. He said, “Amen! May the Lord do so! May the Lord fulfill the words you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the Lord’s house and all the exiles back to this place from Babylon. Nevertheless, listen to what I have to say in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people:

From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms. But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true.”

Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it, and he said before all the people, ‘This is what the Lord says: ‘In the same way I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon off the neck of all the nations within two years.’” At this, the prophet Jeremiah went on his way.

After the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “Go and tell Hananiah, ‘This is what the Lord says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place, you will get a yoke of iron. This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will put an iron yoke on the necks of all these nations to make them serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I will even give him control over the wild animals.’”

Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen, Hananiah! The Lord has not sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies. Therefore, this is what the Lord says: ‘I am about to remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you are going to die, because you have preached rebellion against the Lord.’”

In the seventh month of that same year, Hananiah the prophet died.” (Jeremiah 28: 1-17)

It is easy for any self-proclaimed prophet to prophecy about blessings that are going to be bestowed upon a nation or people. It is easy to be the bearer of good news and to convince the land that what they desire will come true. It is easy to convince the populous that they are within God’s favor and they will be blessed for their faith.

The story of the prophet Hananiah illustrates this notion and demonstrates that prophets do not prophecy of goodness and blessing but of war, disaster and plague. Jeremiah explains this in his response to Hananiah and the Lord Almighty reiterates this point in the judgment bestowed against the prophet.

All around the globe, we are being inundated with prophecies from so many proclaiming that they have been sent from God. Many are proclaiming the same salvation message present within Hananiah’s message about the yoke of captivity being removed and blessings being brought to God’s people. This is a message that many want to hear and is one that is easy to present. No-one is going to fight a messenger that is proclaiming blessings to the land, when all indications state that his words are true.

In the context of modern times, we know that we are living in the end of the age. We can see Biblically prophetic events unfolding all around us and only the naïve would state this is a normal time within history.

The problem is those that follow our Lord and Savior are looking for goodness and blessings, as this is what they have been taught. The masses have been told that if they are good enough and blessed enough, everything they hope and wish for will come true. These believers have also been told that they will not be subject to God’s Wrath and will be removed from this world, prior to the tribulation period. Its no wonder, they are unwilling to listen to anyone proclaiming the opposite. Why challenge your faith when you are being told everything you want to hear?

As events continue to unfold around our world, we will be able to see who has been sent by God and who is not of Him. Those who are proclaiming peace and prosperity, must have their predictions come true to show they have been sent by God. They must have the unfolding of the goodness of their teachings be fulfilled or they will be shown false. Considering the prophet Jeremiah specifically stated that the prophets do not bring such a message, it will be hard for those to show they are true.

Prophecies about the Second Coming of our Lord are filled with war, disaster and plague. We are told by Jesus himself that these things would happen prior to his coming. Understanding, that the Messiah and the Prophets of Old all came with the same message, we know this to be true and consistent with the workings of God.

We must not be naïve to believe that we will be removed from this world prior to the Tribulation Period. We must understand that we have been warned, over and over, within Scripture of what will come. War, famine, pestilence, earthquakes and disaster are what is coming upon this world.

We must make a choice. Will we believe that we will be removed from this earth to escape the time of our trial, or will be believe that we will be a light on this earth during the time of the end? The outcome will be the same regardless of what we desire. If the Pre-Tribulation Rapture is true, we will all be removed from this earth, regardless of our belief in its theory. If the Pre-Tribulation Rapture is false, only those who have prepared will be ready to endure during the time that Jesus stated would be like no other. The choice is ours on how we proceed from here!

“’Teacher,’ they asked, ‘when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?’

He replied: ‘Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.’

Then he said to them: ‘Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. And so, you will bear testimony to me. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair on your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.

When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time, they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21: 7-28)

 

Clinton Kowach

02/05/2020