In response to His people’s prayers, God is giving us a little bit more time before unleashing the winds of strife.
We need to reach closure on the trumpet I blew in my last message regarding the counterfeit of Jesus’ Second Coming. We’ll review what was the essence of that message and how close we came to what would’ve been an extremely dramatic and unauthorized shortening of time. We’re going to analyze what actually happened at the large revival event called The Return held last September in Washington D.C. to see if and how it has impacted our reality right now.
What you need to understand is this: in response to His people’s prayers, God is giving us more time. This will be a short reprieve, a window of time, we don’t know for how long. We came very close to a dramatic and unauthorized shortening of time with key prophetic events being precipitated by the hand of Satan. God is granting His people more time to prepare for what lies ahead.
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The Essence of the Warning
Since November 2019, the Lord had been showing me all the bible passages that alluded to Satan’s counterfeit of Jesus’ Second Coming. In two podcasts I released late last year called “Satan’s Appearing” and “The Devil Is In the Detail”, I presented the biblical evidence that describes HOW the devil would appear when he comes disguised as Jesus:
- Satan will present himself as an angel of light, surrounded by dazzling glory such as we have never seen, imitating Jesus in His glorified body as He appeared to John the Revelator in Revelation 1
- Satan will fly through the sky from west to east, that is to say, he’ll be moving in the opposite direction from where Jesus will come
- Satan will move through the air either most likely standing or possibly flying horizontally as a bird flies, whereas Jesus will appear in clouds of angels seated on his throne (the biblical evidence for this is found in the visions of the goat of Daniel 8 and the flying scroll of Zechariah 5 which both refer to Satan
Those of you who’ve listened to us for a few years know that City Bible Group was birthed in spiritual warfare, and that’s been an almost permanent feature of this ministry. But once those two podcasts were released, I became Public Enemy #1 of the kingdom of darkness.
It didn’t end there. This past summer the Lord continued to give me revelation in the scriptures regarding WHEN Satan would make his appearance. The essence of my last two messages 085 – Typology of End Time Events and 086 – Counterfeit of Jesus’ Second Coming Is Imminent was that Satan was planning to appear in 2020.
I got this insight not from dreams or visions, but from the plain word of God and with an important clue provided in the Spirit of Prophecy. Veiled in symbolic language and other codes and patterns was stated very clearly when Satan would make an appearance masquerading as the Lord Jesus Christ in a counterfeit Second Coming.
All the clues pointed to a worldwide Evangelical revival event called “The Return”. This event was organized by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn together with key leaders of the Evangelical movement. It was to be held last September for 10 days throughout a series of online events and gatherings, culminating in a great assembly on Sabbath September 26 at the National Mall in Washington DC.
This is not something I could’ve figured out for myself! It is the Holy Spirit who led me to connect the dots based on the codes provided in the bible, specifically in Ezekiel 8, Zechariah 5, Joel 2 and Revelation 1. The puzzle came together and made perfect sense. Satan would try to steal the thunder from God, and deflect to himself the prayer and worship directed to the Creator.
The very next morning I shared this startling insight with two friends during one of our bible study sessions. Immediately the spiritual warfare started. That simply confirmed that a warning message needed to be given, a trumpet needed to be blown, to keep many souls from being deceived.
Despite the enemy’s warning, I proceeded to move forward and recorded my last two podcasts, 085 – Typology of End Time Events and 086 – Counterfeit of Jesus’ Second Coming Is Imminent . The Sabbath after releasing “Counterfeit of Jesus’ Second Coming Is Imminent”, I was caring for my mom when I heard very clearly inside my head the Holy Spirit speaking to me. He only said “Pray that God will give you more time”.
My Jonah Moment
Well, this is where I had my Jonah moment. When I heard the Holy Spirit say that, I admit that my heart sank. I felt just like the prophet Jonah.
Remember what happened to Jonah? After fleeing from the Lord’s assignment and getting stranded in a whale’s belly, Jonah finally made it to Nineveh with a message of impending judgment and destruction.
But the people of Nineveh repented, therefore the Lord relented and didn’t destroy the city. Jonah was angry with the Lord because he had lost face. Instead of thinking about all the people in Nineveh who had been saved from eternal destruction thanks to his message, he had a selfish concern about being taken for a false prophet.
I have to admit that when I heard “Pray that God will give you more time” my first reaction was dismay and confusion. I knew I wasn’t wrong in my analysis, it was solidly anchored in the word. I knew that the Lord by His Spirit had showed me these things. But like Jonah, with a sinking heart I reacted selfishly and thought to myself: Lord, are you going to make me appear as a false prophet?
Well, the Lord didn’t wait to make His will known. Barely 20 – 30 minutes after this silent exchange, the Lord sent me a message through one of our listeners in Honduras who emailed me that Sabbath morning. Because my ministry email makes a special beep on my phone I picked it up and read the message. He actually wrote me more than once that day. First he said “Let us pray so we can have more time to prepare ourselves and to share these truths with the world”. In another message he said “I’m disturbed about what you present in this podcast. This is one of the most important messages you’ve ever released”.
There I had my confirmation. The Lord was sending me a second witness. My confusion cleared slightly. I at least understood that it was not the Lord’s will that Satan pull off his counterfeit of the Second Coming last September. I was still trying to understand all the implications of the Lord’s instruction to me. But I was obedient and didn’t question the Lord. I simply prayed as He instructed, that He give us more time. I also sent out a newsletter broadcast to all my subscribers asking them to pray and ask the Lord to give us more time.
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God Dismantles Satan’s Plan to “Jump the Gun”
It took me a few days to process all of this is in my mind and to fully understand what was going on. Although the bible records with stunning accuracy that Satan will appear when God’s people return to Him in repentance – hence I connected the dots with this large event called “The Return” – what the bible records is an attempt that would take place. Satan would try to jump the gun and shorten the time! And there was a clear bible warning about it for God’s people.
I knew very well from my study of Daniel 12 that Satan himself is the “Abomination of Desolation”. His showing up openly among men as the pretended Christ triggers the 1290-Day timeline that takes us very close to the Second Coming. When the “Abomination of Desolation” appears, it’s not time to leave the city to go to the country, it’s time to head for the hills! This was a very bold move on Satan’s part and would have dramatically shortened the end time calendar.
This precipitated move was not authorized by the One who sits on the throne of the entire universe. Satan was presuming to move up the timing of his appearing and shorten the timeline of the end. As we read in Revelation 12:12, Satan is in a hurry because he knows that he has but a short time.
“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 12:12)
You all know that Satan imitates God and His Son Jesus in everything. Remember how Jesus knew every single prophecy about Himself and was careful to fulfill them? Well, Satan also studies the prophesies about himself and tries to fulfill them. But in this case, his attempt was unauthorized and would not be allowed by God. Why not? Two reasons:
- First reason: God is the Potentate of Time. He alone controls time and will not share that authority with Satan. By dismantling Satan’s plan and not allowing him to compress time, God affirmed His absolute sovereignty over time.
- Second reason: Because too many souls would have been lost if Satan had been allowed to show up so early in the end time process. The Three Angels’ Messages of Revelation 14 have not yet been taken to all believers. By accepting Satan as Messiah these believers would have received Satan’s spirit. That would have precluded them from receiving and accepting God’s truth and subsequently receiving the Latter Rain.
In Revelation 9, at the blowing of the Fifth Trumpet, we read about the angel who falls from heaven to whom was given the key of the bottomless pit. The angel represents Satan and the key represents authority. It’s only at the Fifth Trumpet that Satan will be authorized to appear with full power. The authority and the power are given him. Let’s read in Revelation 9:
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3 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 9:1-3)
This passage emphasizes the fact that Satan and his demons can only do that which is authorized from the heavenly throne room. Satan has yet to receive the key representing authority to appear on the world stage. His demons have yet to receive power to torment the inhabitants of the earth.
Brothers and sisters, God needed someone here on earth to blow the trumpet and call out Satan’s plan. In parallel fashion to intercessory prayer, where the intercessor gives God “the legal right” to intervene in someone’s life, God “needs” watchmen on the wall to blow the trumpet and pray so as to “give him the legal right” to intervene. God is sovereign as we just said. But He likes to play by the rules and wants us to be full participants with Him, especially as we approach the closing work of the Plan of Salvation.
I’m not taking any credit at all. I was simply the instrument God used. I only walked in a good work He had prepared beforehand for me to walk in. He gets all the glory!
When God asked me to pray that He would give us more time, and I in turn asked you to pray for more time, we were giving God the “legal right” to intervene and stop Satan. This demonstrates both the importance of blowing the trumpet and the power of prayer. It was because of the prayers of God’s people that He dismantled Satan’s plan to appear ahead of time last September.
It was painful for me that a couple of you wrote me saying very dismissively that “it was too early for Satan to come”. You don’t realize how close we came to being catapulted into the very last stretch of the end time chronology. Satan had everything masterfully laid out and the world stage prepared for his appearing.
Now that I fully understand what took place at The Return and the implications for the U.S. and the world, I don’t care so much anymore what you might think. It doesn’t matter to me if you think I was a false prophet setting dates or a watchman calling out something that never happened.
I feel humbly grateful that the Lord used me and those of you who prayed with me to save hundreds of thousands of souls all over the world from the “nearly overmastering delusion”. Satan was poised to precipitate the counterfeit Second Coming ahead of the appointed time. We averted that disaster by co-laboring with heaven to establish God’s purposes and timeline.
We’re ready now to analyze what happened at one of the largest revival events in history and how it’s impacting current events.
What Happened at The Return Revival Event?
“The Return” event was held from September 18 to 28, starting with the Feast of Trumpets in God’s holy calendar and ending with the Day of Atonement.
For those of you who didn’t follow this event at all, I invite you to watch the event replay at thereturn.org. It’s 8 hours long but you can scan through it to get a sense of the magnitude and import of the event.
Most of the big names in the Christian world and media had a part in The Return. Thousands of churches and ministries across the world hosted local or online gatherings during the ten days of the mobilization. On the Sabbath September 26, a live event was held in Washington D.C. at the National mall. Many thousands turned out in Washington D.C. to participate in the live event which was simulcast globally to churches and ministries in over a hundred countries.
Interestingly, Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son, led a large prayer march that same day in D.C. where also many thousands of Christians gathered.
So, Christians in America and across the world finally heard the pandemic wake-up call. They realize the world is in a bad place. They know God’s judgment is coming upon the U.S. and upon the world. But despite the late hour of earth’s history, they believe they can still influence events. And if we consider the Old Testament example of the city of Nineveh, they repented and averted the destruction prophesied by Jonah.
Remember that this is God’s Church. His Church isn’t just the Remnant. The Remnant have a very unique role to play in end time events. But God’s Church is the entire body of Christ, and that includes all believers who confess the name of Jesus. Jesus has many sheep that are not of this flock.
Certainly, the leadership of the Christian Church has apostatized and abandoned the Protestant faith of the fathers. They are flirting with Rome, the anti-christ beast. Prophetically we know they will work with Rome to impose the Sunday day of rest which is the mark of the beast. They are in the process of becoming what the Bible calls “the False Prophet”, mentioned in Revelation 16 whose false miracles are described in Revelation 13.
Despite the choices of their leaders, the seekers gathered in Washington and those participating remotely from every kindred, nation, tongue and people, are all God’s children. Sure, some came for the excitement. Of course, many “new births” are trendy, not genuine, and won’t stand the test. Indeed, most of the worship music was worldly music, not sacred music.
But for the most part, God’s people were gathered together in a holy convocation, a sacred assembly to worship Him and seek His face. They came in a spirit of repentance to confess their sins and turn away from their wicked ways. They prayed fervently that the Lord might hear from heaven, forgive them and heal their land as He promised in 2 Chronicles 7:14.
They prayed for forgiveness of their own sins and of the sins of the nation and its leaders. They prayed for revival, and for God to stay the impending judgments and give us more time. Specifically, they prayed for more time that more people in America and in the world might be reached with the message.
There’s one more interesting fact to know about what went on at The Return. Christopher Hudson, who leads an independent Adventist ministry called Forerunner 777, mobilized a sizable group of volunteers to travel to Washington DC and distribute the book Great Controversy as well as talk with the people who attended. Many received the message. He did a video report on their mission which you can find on his YouTube channel.
Satan wanted to steal the show by showing up as Jesus and capture all the attention. He wanted to divert the people’s mind away from repentance and contrition to a false adoration of himself.
If the Lord had allowed Satan to show up at the event pretending to be Jesus, SO many souls would have perished! They would have believed the lie and been lost.
What Can We Expect After The Return?
Jesus is in the ministry of reconciliation. He said: “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) We need to understand that the Lord’s arm is not shortened that he cannot save nor is His ear too heavy that it cannot hear (Isaiah 59:1). The Lord heard their prayers and will answer them according to His will.
I believe the Lord is giving us more time, “for the iniquity of America is not yet full” as the bible says in Genesis 15:16 speaking of the Amorites. Sister White says that the iniquity of America will be full once this country decrees the Sunday Law. Until then, there is still mercy and time to repent.
The Lord stayed the hand of Satan also because He wants to give His people more time. More time to prepare, more time to turn away from sin, more time to carry out our mission as true Christians as faithful witnesses to the world, and for the Remnant, more time to proclaim the Three Angels’ Messages.
After the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in April of 2019 I told you that that event was a catalyst, a trigger which would accelerate end time events and especially the advancement of the New World Order. It was a sign to God’s people to pay attention. That summer we saw the apocalyptic global climate protests with Greta Thunberg through the fall, and early this year we were plunged into the Corona Virus pandemic.
Well, in the same way I’m telling you now that we’re going to see end time events slow down a bit. What we’re seeing with the results of the U.S. elections is designed to give us more time. I believe we can also expect to see a short lull or delay in the fulfillment of end time prophecy as well.
Not a very long lull, mind you. The final movements will be rapid ones. The end will still come in our generation. The climate crisis will continue as well as the plagues and pestilences, but the Lord will hold back the winds of strife just a little longer. The vaccine and the financial reset also may be postponed for a short while. It may be that the major collapse everyone was waiting for this fall may not happen for yet a few months.
We’ll continue to see climate calamities and civil unrest, labor union protests and even famine to some degree, as well as other signs of the end time. But I believe that certain very key events such as the financial reset and the Sunday Law may be delayed a bit. Both have tremendous negative implications for God’s people as they usher in the mark of the beast.
God is merciful and does not desire that any should perish but that all may come to repentance. Therefore, He will slightly extend the window of mercy in response to His people’s prayers.
What do we do with this extra time? First, we thank the Lord for His great mercy. We clean up our lives and characters and make sure we’re right before God. We pray and study like never before. We witness to others to help them commit their lives to the Lord. And for those of us still in the city we pray for God to make a way for us and in faith we take action to get out of the city.
Brothers and sisters, God has given us a little bit more time. It’s a short window of time, and we don’t know exactly for how long. We don’t know how much longer before they start requiring the Covid vaccine to make financial transactions or to move about. We don’t know how much longer before they forbid all land sales under UN Agenda 2030.
Use that time wisely and prepare for what is coming just as surely as day follows night. Work while it is day. The night is coming when no man can work.
It’s high time for us to be lights in this world, for we are the children of light. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.