“NOW is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Even most of those knowledgeable of Bible prophecy and current events like Steve Quayle, Tom Horn, Dave Hodges, Mike Adams, and others who are acutely aware of the present, life and death crisis the world, especially America, is in, are holding out hope that the
crisis will pass and those who make it through to the other side will be okay.
If that state of mind applies to you, WAKE UP! Get out of your state of brain-washed complacency! Stop living your life in the deluded fog that things are going to get better. According to the Word of Yah (“the LORD”), things are going to get worse and worse until virtually the whole world, in its present topographical state, and all of its inhabitants, except the very few specially protected by Elohim (“God”) (cf. Revelation 12:14), are going to be destroyed (Revelation 16). So, WE ALL DESPERATELY NEED TO BE SAVED from the soon-coming holocaust, at least spiritually if not physically.
According to current events in the light of Bible prophecy, the whole world, especially the United States of America, is a sinking ship. And the only way to escape sinking with the ship and be saved is to get into the lifeboat called Yeshua the Messiah (“Jesus Christ”).
Signs of the Times
Here are some apocalyptic, end of the age, Bible prophecies that are being fulfilled at this present moment in the world, especially the USA:
There will be a famine of the Truth - the Word of Yah (Amos 8:11). Most, even church-goers, don't have a clue about what the Bible says about current events in the light of Bible prophecy. In fact, knowledge of and speaking objective truth itself is getting more and more rare - from the reports of the "fake news" to those who claim to have their own truth and everyone who disagrees with them are wrong.
“Every kingdom [nation] divided against itself will be destroyed” (Luke 11:17). America is totally divided against itself ideologically, socially, and politically, resulting in more and more animosity, riots and destruction. Do you believe the Word, or not?
As in the days of Noah, corruption and violence will fill the earth just before its total destruction and the return of the Messiah (Genesis 6:11; Matthew 24:37-39). Moral corruption in America is rampant, including practically non-existent scruples against immoral, even perverted sex, sex trafficking, approval of the LGBTQ agenda, and exploitation of the weak by the strong. And murderous violence, including the heartless murder of the unborn continues. Abortions continuing as the number-one killer in the world and at the rate of almost one million per year in America will, very soon, result in the judgment of Elohim falling on this nation and on the whole world (cf. Genesis 9:6).
The whore, Mystery Babylon the Great (false religion), dominates world religion, just as prophesied (Revelation 17:3-9). That is especially true in America, the melting pot of all the world’s religions where even, except for a very small remnant of true believers, so-called Christianity is phony – hypocritically based on pride, covetousness, and kingdom-now theology rather than on true faith in and submission to the Elohim (“God”) and Messiah (“Christ”) of the Bible and looking forward to His return to “restore all things” to their Edenic state (Acts 3:21). For a complete expose’ of false (anti-) Christianity in America, visit What is True Christianity?
Widespread famine is upon us, just as prophesied (Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:6). Much of the world is already in a state of famine, starving. Some pundits are stating that, because of disruptions in food production during the first wave of COVID 19, the same is coming to the U.S. very soon. Perhaps you have noticed, as I have, more and more empty spaces on grocery store food shelves.
Widespread pestilences, with all their disastrous health, social, and economic consequences, are increasing, just as prophesied (Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:8). The Coronavirus scare has not gone away, as many hoped. In fact, it is increasing. Many think that the threat of COVID 19 is greatly exaggerated. But, whether it is or not, it is crippling the world’s, especially America’s, personal, social, and economic welfare. Governments around the world, especially in the US, are pushing hard for a mandated vaccine, the side effects of which, according to many, will be much worse than the disease itself.
Exactly as prophesied (Matthew 24:7), the destruction, the loss of life, and the economic hardship caused by natural disasters are increasing worldwide, including in the USA (e.g. the fires on the West Coast, floods in the Midwest, record-setting, crippling freeze in Texas, and other disasters).
False prophets, teachers, and messiahs, including those in the “Christian” churches – promising false hope to those who follow them but really leading their disciples to destruction – are proliferating, exactly as prophesied (Matthew 24:11, 24). The likes of Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Peter Wagner, Bill Johnson, Rick Warren, Pope Francis, those charlatans who surrounded President Trump during his term in office, and many others come to mind.
The persecution and martyrdom of true believers in the coming Messiah Yeshua, exactly as prophesied (Matthew 10:16-23; 24:9-10), is at an all-time high around the world, especially in Communist, Islamic, and Socialist nations. The same, however, is coming to America very soon. Already, true Christians in the US cannot speak openly about their convictions regarding sexual immorality, false religion, discipline of children, the godless establishment, and other issues without incurring marginalization or even overt persecution.
That’s the reality of the present world in which we live. And the United States of America is not exempt from the rapid degeneration, deterioration, and disintegration of this world nor from the execution of Heaven’s judgment soon to come on this world.
So, if you are living your life under the delusion of the devil that you are somehow going to make it through the present crisis and come out okay on the other side, please realize that, according to the “sure Word of prophecy” (2 Peter 1:19), things are not going to get better – they are just going to get worse and worse until they are worse than they have ever been or ever will be again, and until everyone, except those very few who are specially protected by Elohim, are destroyed (Matthew 24:21-22). And, the way things are going, the hammer is going to fall on Americans, especially American believers (cf. 1 Peter 4:17), very soon.
So again, “NOW is the day of salvation.” Let us make sure that we are spiritually out of Mystery Babylon the Great and safe in the Messiah before it’s too late and we “partake of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).
"Do not fear those who can kill your body, but fear Him who can destroy both your soul and your body in Hell" (Matthew 10:28).
If you want to be saved but are not sure what a true believer - a truly saved person - is, please read this essay: What is True "Christianity"?
If you want to know how to be saved, read this:
How We are Saved
When Peter was asked, "What must we do [to be saved]," he answered, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:37-38). Then, Paul added, "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [God the Son] and believe in your heart that God [the Father] raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). Finally, James completed the explanation of how we are saved when he wrote, "Faith without works [obedience to the commandments of the Lord] is dead" (James 2:20). In a nutshell, those are the elements of how we are saved.
So, please let me ask you a few questions.
Do you understand that, to be saved, we must first acknowledge that we are all sinners separated from God by our sins (breaking the Law, the commandments, of God) (Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:2; 1 John 3:4)?
Do you understand that, not only are we separated from God by our sins, but, apart from Him, there is no real goodness in us (even what seems on the surface to be good is pretense) nor power to save ourselves (Mark 10:18; Romans 3:10-12; John 15:5)? We are all totally hopeless and helpless apart from the mercy and saving grace of God. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves.
Do you understand that, to be saved, we must acknowledge that Jesus is the Lord (God incarnate), paid the penalty for our sins by being crucified, and was raised from the dead (Romans 5:8; 10:9)?
Do you understand that, to be saved, we must not only repent of our sins but confess them, cry out to God for forgiveness, and trust Him for that forgiveness and salvation (Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38; 1 John 1:9)?
Do you understand that salvation is a process, not a once-for-all done deal (1 Corinthians 1:18)? When we are first saved by the grace of God through faith in His Son (Ephesians 2:8-9), we are indwelled by the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38) who enables us to keep being saved, so to speak, by confirming and completing our faith (James 2:22) through obedience, beginning with being baptized (Acts 2:38), then by doing the works He has given us to do (Ephesians 2:10), and keeping His Torah (“law”) or commandments from our hearts (Hebrews 10:16) out of love for Him (John 14:21) until He glorifies us and takes us to be with Him in eternity (Matthew 10:22; Revelation 21:7).
Finally, for a complete, Scripture-based series of teachings on how to be saved and how to live a full, fruitful, joyful life in the Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus), go to the Online Pioneer School.
Questions, comments, requests, or discussion? Contact me, Watchman Bob, through the Contact Watchman Bob page.
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Common English translations of Hebrew and Messianic terms used in this commentary:
Yehovah - the LORD or GOD
Yah - I Am (the short form of Yahovah)
Elohim - God
El - God (the short form of Elohim)
Adonai - my Lord or Master
Yehoshua - Jesus
Yeshua - Jesus (the short
form of Yahushua)
Followers of Yehoshua -
Messiah - Christ
Assembly of Followers of
Yahushua - the Church
Yahudim - Jews
Antimessiah - Antichrist
BBM - Before the Birth of
the Messiah (rather than
BC or BCE)
ABM - After the Birth of the Messiah (rather than AD
For a complete explanation of Hebrew terms used, go to Important Terms and Concepts.