I want to take a pause from some of the things I have been writing and speaking about recently to revisit a very crucial topic: the end times.
In myriad blogs over the last couple of years, I have discussed many aspects of how our world is heading towards its conclusion and a head-on collision with Jesus Christ. For those interested in a particular topic, below is a list of the different articles I have written.
(You can click any of the links to access the piece.)
The Great Delusion
The Great Apostasy
The Mark of the Beast
The so-called “Rapture“
The Millennial Reign
End Time Essentials
Each of these articles elaborates on the specified subject in a way that I will not here. Instead, this article is about putting it all together.
I want to tell you exactly why I think we are close to the very end: why we are living in the “last days,” so to speak.
It’s certainly true that almost every generation of believers has felt as though the end was imminent, and that they were going to be around when the curtain finally closed on our current age.
Curiously, I have found that this generation—that is, 21st century “believers”—tends to reject the idea that we are close to the end. Yes, some of us see the writing on the wall and can read the tea leaves. However, most people that I either speak with or observe just can’t allow themselves to believe it.
Some are afraid of such a prospect, while others simply love this world a little too much to let it go.
With this said, I firmly believe that we truly are close to seeing Christ return and everything that will accompany it. There are two distinct reasons for this. The first cannot be expanded upon in much detail, and it’s the simple fact that the world is now completely interconnected. Contrary to every other time in history—and I do mean every other time—both communication and major events span countries and involve the entire globe.
For starters, let’s consider the “advancements” that technology has brought us. Big Tech—that is, companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the like—effects citizens all over the world through its various platforms. For all intents and purposes, people can buy, sell, and communicate with others across continents thanks to Big Tech’s wonderous powers. More to the point, the internet in general connects the four corners of the world in almost every meaningful way. Information can pass from Japan to America, then to Australia, and then to Germany in a matter of seconds. Insert whatever countries you’d like into the chain, and the same can be said.
Everything is digitally connected, including our personal profiles and even much of our banking information. It’s no wonder that every other commercial on television is about protecting your identity, your home mortgage, or some other personal asset. It’s all available online for the world to discover. All of it.
For example, how much time did people spend worrying about identity theft before the 1990’s or early 2000’s? You know the answer: virtually none. Now, it’s exponentially accelerating every year, just like the 68% increase we saw between 2020 and 2021.
Another piece of the puzzle was displayed in spades through the COVID-19 scamdemic. The introduction of the virus into the world saw a uniform set of guidelines, orders, and mandates almost universally across the globe. From mask mandates, to the completely arbitrary social distancing rules, and right up to the mass injection campaign—which is still being waged at the tip of a needle—the global elites have been in perfect alignment.
World health crises are now overseen through the World Health Organization (WHO), and all its dictatorial henchmen, in nearly every country. In fact, the WHO is working on a “pandemic treaty” at this very moment. If (when?) passed, it could grant the WHO absolute control over how the many countries of the world respond to global outbreaks.
There will be one corrupt ring of pharmaceutical gangsters to rule them all. The WHO—and the COVID-19 lie, at large—displayed that the entire world is now on the same page regarding global health crises. Such a thing would have been unthinkable to every other generation of people on earth.
Moreover, none of this—I repeat, none of this—was possible even 2-3 decades ago; the technology and communications capabilities just weren’t in place yet. There is no way that such a uniform response to the generated crisis would have been possible until now. Just take a look at how the media responds to events. I know: absolutely incredible! Yes, the world is simply nothing like it was at any other point in human history. It is now completely interconnected and, hence, primed for global governance. Put more succinctly, we now have a one-world government.
This can be neither ignored nor refuted and, though it has not manifest itself in all ways (yet), it certainly has in many.
This leads to the second reason why I believe we are living in the very last days: every end time expectation is being realized and, as I said, on a global scale. Let me explain exactly what I mean.
Calling back to the COVID-19 agenda, we saw firsthand what a global lie looks like. In fact, I have been consistent in saying that the “novel coronavirus” pandemic is the Great Lie of our time . . . if not all time. Put another way, it either is the scenario that Paul described in 2 Thessalonians 2 or it looks very much like it. Paul said the following, concerning the last days:
“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness” (2 The. 2:9-12).
I emphasized the repeating words “the lie” for good reason. In what Paul describes as a sea of lies—“all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing”—there is one that emerges as a Great Lie. Some massive falsehood enters the world, and God sends a “strong delusion”—literally a “working of delusion”—to ensure that those who are spiritually blind are taken in by the Lie. This all sounds almost exactly like what happened over the last 2+ years, concerning COVID-19.
A man-made virus was unleashed on the world that was nowhere near as deadly as alleged, and the world powers used this to scare the population and race toward their “Great Reset/New World Order/Build Back Better/New Normal/etc.” reality.
With me so far?
So, it’s completely possible that the Great Lie and the associated Delusion have been in process since 2020. For those interested in more on why I feel this way, please see this blog.
Of course, it must also be noted that Jesus said there will be an increase in pestilence (Lk. 21:11). Well, COVID-19 certainly ushered in a new era in that regard, too. Though they are now ramping up monkeypox and whatever else they can create in their many biolabs, COVID was the catalyst; it set the worldwide precedent.
All they need to do now—and they will/are—is rinse and repeat. Unleash a virus. Scare the world. Jab the world. Unleash. Scare. Jab. You get the picture.
Another major prophecy is being fulfilled (I believe), and it’s the Great Apostasy. Paul said in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 that the end “will not come unless the apostasy comes first . . .”. This “apostasy,” or the mass falling away of Christians from the faith, was also discussed in other passages (see Mt. 24:10-13 and 2 Tim. 4:3-4, for two examples). It is undoubtedly something that Christians should be looking to see in the last days.
Well, guess what: we are seeing it, right here and now.
On a global scale, the church—epitomized by its leaders—has become feckless, spiritually complacent, and generally corrupt over the last several years and decades. Many have followed Caesar’s culture and embraced homosexuality, transgenderism, and of course the COVID agenda. A lot of churches fell head-first into the business of lockdowns, masking, and deadly injections. In fact, many became vaccination centers to bolster Caesar’s cause. These are only a few of the more powerful pieces of evidence that the apostate church has emerged.
In essence, the church has become indistinguishable from the rest of the world that Satan runs. Most of the time, you literally can’t tell the two apart. Most churches are always busy, but never doing anything. They ignore the most pressing issues of our time—like everything I am discussing here—choosing instead to focus on trivial matters while peddling the feel-good doctrines of men. When they do talk about a pressing matter, they usually come down on the wrong side. Whether it’s the BLM riots of 2020, the entrance of COVID-19 into the world, or the absurdity of our “elections”—which are now simply selections—they typically take the side of the world.
Those on the pulpit end up sounding like the bought-and-paid-for news anchors that have forever tarred our media outlets.
This can all be clearly seen in the actions of our many faith leaders—the “Blind Guides of the Apostate Church”—but also in the practice of local churches around the world. For more on the matter, see this blog.
Moving on, Jesus gave us this description about the state of the world at the very end:
“Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains” (Mt. 24:4-8).
That’s right: the world will see “wars and rumors of wars.” Now, it is true that such things have existed in all generations. But again, we are now dealing with a whole new beast. Numerous countries on earth possess nuclear weapons, and some of the variety we can hardly fathom. There are electromagnetic weapons that are designed to explode above power grids, which would destroy every aspect of life for the country being attacked. Russia now claims to possess Sarmat missiles—known as the “Satan 2” in the West—that could destroy the entire eastern coast of the United States.
Forget the fact that, even back in the 1940s, the US brought unspeakable devastation upon Japan with two atomic bombs. I am not weighing in on the use of those bombs here, but am simply saying that such monstrosities have existed for more than eighty years.
More than this, malevolent bioweapons of all sorts have been concocted in labs around the world. I would argue that WWIII has already commenced, and it did so when China—with the help of the US government and other players—developed and released a bioweapon on the planet in late Fall of 2019. Yes, I am once again referring to the virus that causes the COVID-19 infection: SARS-CoV-2.
If you doubt that this is true, I urge you to watch at least the first couple sections of my video, System of the Beast. There, I show in plain detail—and using their own words—that our NIH worked hand in hand with the Chinese government to create the virus. Moreover, I prove that it was no accident; it was thoroughly and demonstrably intentional. Lastly, the global elites have promised us that the next pandemic is right around the corner. This, as they have begun to raise the alarms about monkeypox.
Nightmarish weapons—the likes of which were incomprehensible before the 20th century—exist all over the globe and are controlled by sadistic madmen. As most of us know, Russia and Ukraine are presently embroiled in war, and I will only say that things there are not what they seem, either. Check out what Lara Logan had to say, because she nailed it.
Further, China has long been looking to invade Taiwan and even recently released a video showing just that. Meanwhile, the US sends billions of dollars it doesn’t have to aid Ukraine, while largely ignoring China and blaming everything but the last ice-age on Vladimir Putin.
Not only is the world a mess, but every narrative is a convoluted hotbed of lies and deceptions. Whatever the truth really is—because neither our government officials nor the media will ever tell us—we know that war is ramping up, and it could get really ugly at any moment. In fact, it will in the near future.
To show just one more example of why I believe the end is near, consider that we are also seeing unprecedented famines. Back in the summer of 2020, even representatives from the WHO—the very organization that urged all the COVID shenanigans—admitted that the world’s response to the virus would result in unfathomable devastation:
“Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world. Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”
(As an aside, did you notice how virtually every global crisis is connected to COVID-19? As I said, it very well may be the Great Lie. In any event, it has certainly served as the catalyst for about every evil thing under the sun since early 2020.)
Add to the famine crises unprecedented inflation and transportation prices, radical decreases in available fertilizer, and the assurance of more pandemics, and the conclusion is simple: we are steaming toward destruction.
So, there you have it. A completely connected world? Thanks to the internet, check. Pestilence? Check. A Lie and a Delusion? To me, check. The rise of the apostate church? Check. Wars and rumors of wars? Check. The overall emergence of a global force that is dead-set on world domination? Check mate.
As I mentioned—and I cannot emphasize this enough—all these realities now exist at a level the world has never seen. In fact, they exist at a level that has only recently become possible. You see, it’s not about one or two of these prophecies being fulfilled. It’s also not about things happening in particular regions or countries within the world.
No, this is about every major biblical expectation being realized simultaneously and across the entire globe. That is the difference. That is what makes me feel like we are close to the end.
I wait now only for the revealing of the “man of sin” (2 The. 2:3-4), or the so-called Antichrist. That could happen literally at any time and, personally, I suspect that he already walks among us.
These are perilous times, friends. Draw close to Christ and hide yourselves in him, for the hour seems near.
For a lot more on these issues, check out both the book and video for System of the Beast.