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The Silent Pandemic of Mental Illness – The First Woe

The last thing the world needs is another pandemic. Yet, this new pandemic of mental illness has been in the works for over two thousand years when the prophet announced the three woes coming soon upon the world (see Revelation 8:13). In its infancy, long before it was ever recognized as an epidemic, few people suffered from mental illness while even fewer souls were classified as being insane. By the sixth century, this all changed. The epidemic was growing exponentially in the East with the first mental hospital constructed in Baghdad, Iraq in 750 AD. By the nineteenth century, the epidemic moved to Europe and then to the United States. With the growing number of mental disorders being cataloged in the “Diagnostic Statistical Manual” the pharmaceutical industry started producing an array of mind-altering drugs to treat every symptom. As the epidemic grew, most people were reluctant to admit to having a mental disorder and they soon became the unseen majority, popping their pills and suffering in silence. This silence caused the closure of many mental hospitals and the rise of numerous counseling centers to handle the sheer number of patients. Mental illness is real, causing a great drain on the world’s economy and the productivity of its workforce. As the world suffers in silence it’s time for God’s prophets to proclaim loudly what’s causing this silent pandemic.

The fallen world has always been good at explaining things away or casting the blame in the wrong place. When we look at the book of Revelation and specifically at the three woes, it’s essential that we don’t encapsulate them into our limited time frame. If we make God’s prophecy start, continue, and stop at a specified time as seen in many prophetic charts and timelines, then we will miss the scope and true interpretation of God’s timeless prophecies. The first woe in the book of Revelation corresponds with the angel sounding the fifth trumpet causing a star to fall from heaven allowing a heavenly personage to open the bottomless pit, clearly the releasing of the demonic hordes from the pits of hell. (Read Revelation 8:13-9:2). The ensuing verses describe in graphic detail what comes out of the pits of hell to torment fallen humanity causing the pandemic of mental illness. The Bible says, “And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power” (Revelation 9:3). Locusts throughout history have brought forth devastating plagues because of their behavior to swarm with millions of others destroying everything in its path and also causing the sky to grow dark by blocking out the sun’s light and giving rise to unprecedented fear.

In the next verse (See Revelation 9:4) the locusts are commanded not to follow their natural instinct to destroy the grass, the trees, or any green thing. Their primary target is only those who have turned away from God and are NOT marked with His heavenly seal. The Bible says, that every true believer is sealed with the promised Holy Spirit (See Ephesians 1:13). On the other hand, all of fallen humanity will be affected by this woe being sent from heaven that’s causing the pandemic of mental illness. These locusts swarming upon fallen humanity, metaphorically speaking, will create sudden and deep darkness in a person’s life. Those suffering from mental illness have indicated their great struggle to concentrate, stay focused, and to see their way going forward as if they were in a deep fog. In many cases, they have experienced an unwillingness to continue working or even having a desire to leave their beds. Many others struggle to walk in both kingdoms, the kingdom of God, and the kingdom of fallen humanity steeped in the grossest of immorality, driving them in one direction and then another. For some, the darkness in their souls has turned them further away from God leading them to dabble in the black arts and satanic rituals seeking to fill the void left in their tormented souls.

The Bible continues to describe these demons from hell sent to torment fallen humanity by indicating that these locusts have tails like a scorpion that will sting their victims and torment them for five months. Although the five months was selected because that’s the normal season for locust, from May to September, symbolically it could last the entire life span of a human.  (See Revelation 9:5, and 9:10). This amazing apocalyptic language describes in graphic detail what these evil hordes of demonic invaders can do to fallen humanity for rejecting their Creator. In recent studies, the scorpion causes great pain to their predators, not to kill but to drive them away. The scorpion’s sting is rarely fatal. For the human, the pain from a scorpion is extremely painful because the venom, consisting of a variety of different toxins, magnifies the pain receptors in the brain causing intense pain. In the same way, mental illness can cause intense pain that’s not always observable but very real as many suffer for years in silence. Critical symptoms of a scorpion sting can consist of muscle twitching, drooling, and sweating. It’s quite remarkable, that these are the same symptoms often seen in mentally ill patients who are on the threshold of insanity. The scorpion was specifically chosen by God’s prophet to demonstrate how its sting relates so closely to these symptoms of mental illness.

There are many facets to mental illness causing a torrent of behavior problems, where their actions are beyond just strange. Their behavior is capable of causing great harm to others as well as to themselves. There is also a litany of both aggressive and repressive emotions from the sudden outburst of crying to unhinged anger and to the damaging effects of buried emotions. Perhaps the greatest and most damaging emotion is fear. They have a fear of living or facing another day. They have a fear that others might know their true condition. They fear that others will know of their hourly struggles to maintain a rational mind without the constant onslaught of stress, anxiety, depression, and a host of other psychological disorders. They fear that others might discern their horrible thoughts that once shocked their own sensibilities but now have full reign. Their demonically inspired thoughts can come with no warning and at any time or in any place, which can lead them to display a glazed-over look in public. The Bible says, “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them” (Revelation 9:6). They say that mental anguish is the greatest pain of all, driving people to the threshold of insanity with constant thoughts of committing suicide.  This silent pandemic of mental illness is spreading at an alarming rate, that’s also spilling into the streets of America.

Let’s be very clear, this is a demonic invasion. The Bible goes to great lengths in the following verses, of this eye-opening prophecy, that this is an unseen enemy that will attack the minds of fallen humanity with unrelenting vengeance. Before we proceed, read carefully Revelation 9:7-11. Notice what it says in the last verse, “And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon” (Revelation 9:11). The name “Abaddon” literally means destruction, which is exactly the intent of this demonic force. He is bent on the destruction of the mental faculties of fallen humanity, driving them further and further away from any semblance of a rational mind. Whereas the literal meaning of “Apollyon” is to destroy. This is his ultimate goal. When the mind is destroyed of even the most beautiful people there is nothing left but a hollow shell grasping for the simplest meaning of life and their intended place in it. There is nothing more horrifying than to lose one’s mind unable to make rational choices or intelligent decisions. There is nothing more fearful on this earth than to be alive in the body but mentally dead and on the precipice of insanity. This silent pandemic of mental illness is real and much worse than any virus.

The good news is this condition can change. It’s not fatal. The world, however, does not have a remedy. There is no vaccine for this pandemic. Counseling will not work. Drugs will not work. Attempting to cast out Satan will not work. Becoming an expert in spiritual warfare will not work. Let me be very clear mental illness is real for fallen humanity. As a Christian counselor for many years, I truly sympathize with them and understand their psychological struggles and their deep emotional pain. I know the world is trying its best to fight this pandemic allowing the population to return to a sense of normalcy. Even at their best though, the fallen world can no more defeat this pandemic of mental illness than it can defeat the wrath of God being poured out on unrepentant humanity. The only course of action in overcoming either is to turn back to God and recognize Him as both your Creator and your Savior. Cry out to God now in heartfelt repentance asking Him for forgiveness for turning your back on Him and loving the things of this world. Believe the Gospel that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, died on the Cross for your sins and was raised on the third day to give you a new transformed life. Once you are sealed by the living God, you will no longer rest under His wrath, His plagues, or His woes. Praise God! And all of God’s people will rejoice.

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From the Hand of God (Video)

We are thankful for all that has come from the hand of God! We are so thankful that for the first 1,500 years of Church history there was little question or disagreement about the prophetic teachings concerning the things to come in the Last Days. Every successive generation believed that they were living in the Last Days and were mostly convinced that they all needed to go through the Great Tribulation to prepare the Church to be the blameless Bride of Christ. They gladly embraced the worst trials and tribulations imaginable with severe persecutions from facing the lions to being burnt at the stake, and to excruciating torture. After watching this eye-opening prophecy on my secure website, please share it with others.

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From the Hand of God

Thank you, Father, for this beautiful world designed and created for our happiness, our well-being, and for our protection. The temperature is perfect, not too cold and not too hot. As our planet races around the sun, our dome of protection keeps us safely shielded from the dangerous space objects, gravitation to keep us in place, and oxygen to keep us alive. What an awesome job from the hand of God. Thank you, Father, for our wonderfully made bodies to house our eternal souls and then not leaving us alone but giving us the great privilege to cohabit with your Spirit through faith. Thank you, Father, for other humans, all created in your image, to work and fellowship with us, each possessing the amazing capacity to share and receive agape love. Thank you, Father, for creating the opposite sex to discover the wonders of an intimate relationship and the tremendous joy of raising our offspring. Thank you, Father, for the absolute beauty of our earth where we can get lost in the gorgeous landscape, amazing mountains, and pristine rivers. Thank you, Father, for the magnificent wildlife for which you have given us dominion. Thank you, Father, for all that you have given us and especially the incredible fellowship that we have with you through the indwelling Spirit.

Thank you, Father, that even after the fall, the introduction of sin, and the awful power of evil, you did not turn your back on us but continued to give us many blessings from your hand. Thank you, Father, for your beautiful commandments to show us once again how to live with you and with one another. Thank you, Father, for calling a peculiar people to be a light to all the nations scattered upon the earth. Thank you, Father, for your prophetic Word long ago that one day you would send the Messiah to show all the people a more perfect Way to recover all that was lost in the fall. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for fulfilling that prophecy by coming as the Messiah. Thank you, Lord, for establishing your Church and giving us Spirit filled ministers to proclaim your truth concerning this new Way. These great doctrines have come down through the ages continually drawing out a faithful remnant from the masses of fallen humanity. We are thankful Father that most of these original doctrines have remained intact showing your faithful remnant how to walk ever closer to you in the Spirit. We are thankful that the gifts of the Spirit have been gloriously present in every age demonstrating your great miracles among those who believe. Glory!

We are thankful for all that has come from the hand of God! We are so thankful that for the first 1,500 years of Church history there was little question or disagreement about the prophetic teachings concerning the things to come in the Last Days. Every successive generation believed that they were living in the Last Days and were mostly convinced that they all needed to go through the Great Tribulation to prepare the Church to be the blameless Bride of Christ. They gladly embraced the worst trials and tribulations imaginable with severe persecutions from facing the lions to being burnt at the stake, and to excruciating torture. They did so, believing that God was with them using it to strengthen their faith and purge them of all ungodliness. Most everyone, except for the present day, understood the clear interpretation of the sacred text concerning God’s wrath being poured out on all fallen humanity from the First Century until now. The Bible says, “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Thessalonians 5:9). As believers, we don’t rest under this wrath being poured out on fallen humanity. We are not ignorant of God’s wrath, which is “letting go” of fallen humanity, allowing them to sink deeper and deeper into the consequences of their unrepentant sins. As mankind’s sins increase so does the deterioration of his society.

Every time mankind has turned away from God and has blindly followed godless men in their demonic pursuits to control others it has caused great upheavals in the world. We have seen this in nearly every age from the Roman Caesars to Napoleon, and from Hitler to the pagan’s demonically inspired enticements on the big screen produced by Hollywood. We are now seeing this come to fruition in our public schools and the political arena with its godless push towards increased immorality and the turning away from God. All this is causing a much greater danger that most people can’t see. With the increase in sin, God is allowing the whole world to slip ever deeper into the consequences of their sins. Yes, you heard me right, the entire world is slipping deeper and deeper into the consequences of mankind’s sins. Do you really think that global warming is causing the giant forest fires in the Western United States? Do you really think that the increase in hurricanes and massive flooding is being caused by global warming? Do you really think that the increase in the number and severity of earthquakes is caused by global warming? No, it’s not!  It is caused by the increase in sins of fallen humanity who is now reaping its consequences. The term “global warming” has become a very politicized term that takes our eyes off the underlying cause, which is mankind’s sin.

God, who is a giver of good gifts, will not turn a blind eye to the slaughter of unborn children who are all precious in His sight. God will not turn a blind eye toward all the hate, murder, and lawlessness in the streets of the world, but they will receive the due consequences of their sins by unleashing one plague after another until humanity comes to its senses. We can blame China or the current administration for the virus, but it will not explain away the fact that the fallen world is reaping the due consequences of their many immoral sins, from homosexuality to the transgender, and from sexual immorality to unfettered lust of the eyes. We are reaping what we have sown. And if we don’t repent soon then everyone on the planet will be in the midst of the Great Tribulation with another Antichrist arising, with the last one, having his image erected and demanding everyone’s worship. The Bible says, “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now there are many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time” (I John 2:18).  Clearly, the world and most of Christendom is not prepared for the Antichrist and his demand for worship. There is only one thing that will stay the hand of God and that’s national repentance. Please read and reflect on II Chronicles 7:14.

If Christianity doesn’t rise to the task quickly then nothing will stop the trajectory of the world. If we don’t demand Christian education for all of our children, then the world will sink into a burning inferno producing ravaging flames well beyond the West coast of America. If we don’t stop the slaughter of unborn children, then the earthquakes will continue to increase until we start losing some of our great cities to be engulfed into the fiery pits of death and destruction. If we don’t repent soon of all of our gross immorality, then the increasing number of hurricanes will send floodwaters deep into the central part of our Nation drowning everything in sight. Coastal cities will no longer exist and blaming Global Warming or even passing the New Green Deal will not stop this from happening. Only one thing will and that is sincere repentance. Passing measures to stop global warming will do nothing to stop the righteous hand of God. Making peace deals with the devil will not stop the righteous hand of God. Marching in the streets, carrying your signs, and chanting your slogans will not stop the righteous hand of God. Passing new measures in Congress will not stop the righteous hand of God. Nothing will stay the hand of God except true repentance.

So how do we repent? Cry out to your Father, the God of all creation, agreeing with Him that you are a sinner. True repentance is turning from your sin but how will you truly know what your sin is unless you look into God’s Law in the Bible. It’s all right there. It does not need reinterpretation. It does not need to be interpreted by a biblical scholar. The Bible is written in simple English easy enough for a sixth grader to read and understand. Stop killing the unborn. Stop burning for the same sex. Stop looking at the opposite sex with lustful eyes. Stop all of your sexual immorality. Honor the marriage estate. Stop all of your lawlessness. Stop hating your neighbor or the other political party. Start allowing God’s truth, the Bible, to be taught in public schools. Allow your children to pray in school and be raised with the knowledge of God. Stop cheating others in your business deals. Stop robbing the poor. Recognize God as your Creator and turn back to His Son, Jesus Christ as the only Way to heaven. If the whole world does not repent soon it will be worse than any global warming. The Bible says, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (II Peter 3:10).

Now a final word for those who say that they already believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The Bible also says, “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness” (II Peter 3:11). We must be the light sent by God to open the hearts and minds of fallen humanity. If the world comes against us, remember that they always come against the truth. Also remember, that trials and tribulations in the believer’s life are meant to strengthen their faith and move them to repentance if necessary. As the metal is strengthened as it passes through the fire, so let your trials and tribulations separate you from your sins and prepare you for the joys of heaven. While the unrepentant heathen is crushed by the wrath of God, you as God’s beloved children will be renewed day by day. It’s imperative, dear children, that we take this message to all of fallen humanity without delay. If they continue to reject the truth, then they will do it at their own peril. Finally, electing the most righteous leader on the planet will not change the outcome of what lies ahead if the people refuse to repent and turn back to God. So, please dear children, proclaim this message today. Proclaim it in your churches, proclaim it to your family, proclaim it in the streets, proclaim it everywhere you go. The clock is ticking!

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The World’s Being Prepared for a Savior (Video)

Most people in the world today feel lost, which can cause them great fear. This awful feeling of fear can be compared to the unrelenting dreams, that many have experienced, where the scenery and strangers keep changing as one struggles to find their way or make sense of what’s happening. This feeling of being lost can last for what seems like hours. And for those who try to help you find your way, you soon discover that they are also lost, pointing you in one direction and then in another. After watching this powerful video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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The World’s Being Prepared for a Savior

Most people in the world today feel lost, which can cause them great fear. This awful feeling of fear can be compared to the unrelenting dreams, that many have experienced, where the scenery and strangers keep changing as one struggles to find their way or make sense of what’s happening. This feeling of being lost can last for what seems like hours. And for those who try to help you find your way, you soon discover that they are also lost, pointing you in one direction and then in another. It’s like many are suffering from some repressive psychological problem acting one way and then another. Then, you discover that it’s not a dream! Welcome to the real world of today. Nothing makes any sense. It’s like everyone is on their own little quest to discover the latest conspiracy theory or uncovering some unknown prophecy, trying desperately to make sense of a world gone mad. The lostness and fear are heightened as people continually point fingers at one another, finding fault, bashing one another, or making excuses for their bad behavior. This is all covered meticulously by the news media and followed closely by social media dragging the entire nation through the same drama. After many days of prayer and meditation, the answer finally comes. The world is being prepared for its savior. Continue reading The World’s Being Prepared for a Savior