Wednesday 30 July 2014

Sound the Alarm!


Ezekiel 33:1[1]  Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

33:2[2]  Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

33:3[3]  If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

33:4[4] Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

33:5[5] He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

33:6[6]  But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

We are in unsettled times. Dark clouds are gathering and danger is all around us. As it was in the days of Israel and Ezekiel was called to be a watchman of their spiritual condition, so today God has set up men who will warn His people of the coming dangers in their world, either spiritual and/or physical.

In the history of the Israel, the people would appoint a man to stand guard on the wall towers, or along the wall and he would scan the horizon for signs of danger. He was the ancient idea of a first warning system. When an enemy was spotted making advances on the city, the watchman would sound an alarm[7]. It could be his voice calling out, or could be blasts of a trumpet, or a striking of a large gong[8]. Whatever was used, it was designed to give the people first hand warning of impending danger and give them time to prepare for the coming advance on their city. Today, as times have changed, so too have the methods of warning the people of impending danger. To reach as many people as possible, the best method is use of the internet. This warning system can spread to all corners of the globe and to those who will listen, give them an advance warning of the coming disaster.

In this era of the last days of modern history before the coming of the tribulation, men stand on the proverbial wall and scan the news of the day, the signs of impending danger that threatens all of us, and then send out warnings based on a solid foundation[9] of events foretold in the only true predictor of human events to come, your bible.


Everyone knows that danger is in the air, if they have their senses alert. They feel it, they see it, and they even smell it. This sense of something big is about to happen is coming from all avenues of life on this planet including the secular humanist, the man on the street, especially the awake Christian, and every human being that sees the conditions of this dying world. Everyone has their feelings of dread and fear what is coming upon the population of earth. The only portion of humanity that has a handle on what is coming, is the bible believing Christian, as they have the playbook right in front of them and they know how the history of mankind is played out to it's divinely appointed conclusion.

The rest are in confusion and fear grips their minds or embrace a false hope.

Jesus gave us the signs of the coming of the Son of Man in the clouds of heaven and spoke of the conditions that will be the first signs of His impending return. Matthew 24 gives us a play by play of those signs. But let us explore how this passage is being enacted right before our very eyes, in real time. Let us take portions of this passage and see how it is being fulfilled in our eyes and ears. Begin in Verse 4:

24:4[10]   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 24:5[11]   For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

How many men have proclaimed to be the chosen one, the Messiah? You say, many and you would be right. From Jim Jones, David Koresh, Sun Myung Moon, to individuals whose followers claimed them to be the messiah coming from Jewish, Christian, and even Muslim sects. All are leading up to one man, when the world is in ultimate chaos and they look for someone to make sense of this world and give them some type of “hope”. This ultimate evil ruler is known as the Anti-Christ.


What gives me pause has been the advancement of an unknown political figure that came out of no where and became president of the United States. I don't mean this to be a political piece, but we must understand that a man will arise that will fulfill what Jesus said. Is Obama the prophesied “man of sin”? I don't know as I don't have evidence that he is, but I believe he is a precursor if nothing else. Obama embodies the level men and women will give their allegiance to one man and blindly follow him. Many have called this man, the “black messiah” that has come to liberate his people and the African-American community has been looking for such a man for 200 years. I was reading an article that caught my attention and the details put me back in my chair of a man by the name of Paul Robeson. Doesn't ring a bell? Neither did it me, until I saw the connection to Mr. Hope and Change. Here is the excerpt of that article:

“Paul Robeson was called the “Great Forerunner” (of the black messiah to come). For a time it was thought that he could be the prophesied, black messiah, who has been anticipated in the black community for 200 years or longer, a mystical leader, who would overturn the satanic white system and liberate the blacks of the world.

Robeson was the mentor of Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s own mentor. For this reason it is believable that Davis put the idea of the mystical black messiah in Obama’s head at a very early age. He had contacts via Paul Robeson to people, who could provide funds and help advance Obama in his education and in politics. It was no accident that Obama joined Jeremiah Wright’s church which has  a black liberation doctrine, based on a black messiah, who would be an ordinary man.”

How else can we explain the sudden meteor like rise of an unknown junior senator from Illinois, the lack of facts surrounding his background, the sealed documents of his schooling, selective service, and even his birth certificate that came into question? Now, I'm not into conspiracy theories, but the facts surrounding this man are most troubling to even a casual observer that has their ears and eyes open and not “drinking the Kool-Aid”. The main stream media has nearly deified this man in their zeal for their liberal philosophy and may be playing into a nefarious plan to bring America to embrace social justice, a buzz word for spread the wealth around …AKA Fascism. What is Fascism? On page 218 of author Robert Paxton's ground-breaking book, "The Anatomy of Fascism[12]", Paxton defines Fascism as, "...a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victim-hood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which is a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants..." Therefore, Fascism is an extremist ideology. Is this where America is heading?

Let us go on with what Jesus spoke of further into these verses:

24:6[13]  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

24:7[14]  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

24:8[15]  All these are the beginning of sorrows.

You say there have always been conflicts in our history, and the history of the world. Correct, except for one thing, not to the extent that has been our history in the last 100 years. I wrote a sermon on that very fact of the amount of people who have died in wars in the last 100 years compared to all of human history that is recorded. It is known that over 250 million people have died in just the last

100 years or the population roughly of the USA. That's more than all of recorded human history combined. But this is just the beginning. I went on to say that in the pages of the book of Revelation, God reveals and numbers the amount of the slain to be 2/3 of all mankind or roughly 5 billion people at the end of the age called the Tribulation. Makes the last 100 years of the war dead pale in comparison, doesn't it? That's 20 times the amount killed in the last 100 years in only 7 SHORT years. Can you smell the loss of life? If you witness it, you most undoubtedly will. Folks, the wars being fought now, are just the warming up for the carnage that is coming. We read or hear nightly of the dangers of a Middle East conflict involving Iran and Israel and possibly sending the world into WWIII. It's not a possibility, it's a fact that will be played out, just as the bible spoke about and will happen in the future sooner than any of you may want.

What about famines and pestilences? Have we ever seen the amount of drought, loss of crops, and natural disasters that we have seen in the good ole' USA that we have seen in the last 10 years that has been growing in intensity since the mid 60s? America has by history been the bread-basket of the world, but we may be fast approaching being unable to feed the world, let alone ourselves. What happened in the mid 60s? Oh, yeah, we ended, by Supreme Court decree of the right of prayer in our schools brought about by a lawsuit by an atheist known as Madelyn O'Hare. We have been ever more kicking out our Creator from the halls of the government ever since. A nation that was founded upon the principles found in our bibles embodied in the Ten Commandments has steadily become more and more secular and abandoning our founding principles. How about earthquakes? The earth is violently shaking to the point that a day doesn't go by that you don't hear about another quake and loss of life. Like a pregnant woman, the birth pains are drawing closer and closer.

As the USA has become more and more a nation with a government that defends every conceivable deviate notion of live and let live, we have entered into the age of “tolerance” that only come from one place, demon and satanic inspiration. In the last 50 years, what have we done, or should I say allowed into our land? First came the misguided “separation of church and state” which is not found in our constitution or bill of rights, then Roe V. Wade that made is legal to kill an unwanted child.

The Supreme Court granted evil men and women to have illicit sex without the fear of raising a child, which could be conveniently and without remorse, aborted in the beginning of the gestational period. Oh, but we didn't stop there, as it evolved into partial birth abortion that allows a “doctor” (sic) to either severe the spinal cord of a half birthed baby from the mother's womb or stab it in the back of the head and suck out it's brains before it is fully delivered....We have destroyed in this nation a full generation of tax paying citizens that deserved the right to live. How dare we say we need entitlement reform, when what we needed was a transformation of the heart to prevent such an atrocity to be perpetuated in the first place? God help us, as we have become an abomination in the sight of God for killing our children. There was another time and place where God pronounced judgment on a people such as ours: Jeremiah,

19:4[16] Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, that they knew not, they and their fathers and the kings of Judah; and have filled this place with the blood of innocents,

19:5[17]  and have built the high places of Baal, to burn their sons in the fire for burnt-offerings unto Baal; which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:

19:6[18]  Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.

19:7[19]  And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

This was the disgusting practice of appeasing a pagan god by giving their little ones, sons and daughters to be burned in the fires of an idol. Have we not done the same? Has this nation killed their sons and daughters in the name of their pagan god, “sexual immorality” and lust of the flesh? We all know it has been done to the tune of 60+ Million of potential USA citizens whose only crime was their right to be born.

Let's us not forget those who wish to be a privileged class amongst us!! I speak of the homosexual crowd. Since the beginning of ancient history, there has been evil amongst us. God has shown His disgust and condemnation of those who practice this deviate lifestyle. When God came to Abraham during the time of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and it's surrounding cities, the sin was mainly the sin of homosexuality.

 Genesis, 19:4[20]  But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house;

19:5[21] and they called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them." (sexual perversion of the same sex)

It's quite possible that disease was rampant amongst these people because of their sin, the bible doesn't say, but it would be in line with what has happened in our own society in the scourge of AIDS. God wiped the earth of these people with fire and brimstone that could be correlated to what a nuclear blast would be was complete. Paul speaks of this abomination in Romans,

1:24[22] Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

1:25[23] Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

1:26[24] For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

1:27[25] And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

1:32[26] Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Even from ancient times, homosexuality was condemned by God along with sexual uncleanness: Leviticus,

18:21[27]  And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

18:22[28]  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Does that not describe our culture and it's “tolerant” view of this aberrancy to human existence? Of course it does. Jesus goes on to warn of the sign of the end of days, Matthew,

24:12[29] And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

24:13[30]  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

24:14[31] And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

24:15[32] When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

24:16[33] Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

24:17[34] Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

24:18[35] Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

24:19[36]  And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

24:20[37]  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

24:21[38] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Most all of these signs have been fulfilled. The love of a neighbor, or fellow human being is non- existent. More so in other countries, as women and children are viewed as cattle and expendable, but we are just as guilty here in other ways as they are. The murder rate is exponentially increasing. Men destroy other men financially, emotionally, physically, and ultimately spiritually. Jesus said the the gospel will be preached in all the world, THEN the end would come. In the age of technology, the use of satellite TV and more importantly, the internet, the Gospel has reached the four corners of this world. No one who is listening and willing to repent, has failed to hear the name, Jesus Christ and the coming Kingdom of God. In the last part of what Jesus warned, comes the warning to Israel, the only part starting in verse 15, that is still future, as I have many times advocated that Jesus was speaking to Israel in particular and the focus of the coming tribulation is bringing that nation to the realization and acceptance of their Messiah, Jesus Christ.


But back to what I started. I believe this country is scheduled for judgment. It's been coming on for a generation or more. No nation in all of the annals of history has been so mired in the sins of the flesh, that has not had the judgment of God come down about their heads. The USA was an idea like no other in all of history. In a sea of human suffering, men who put their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor on the line for freedom to speak their mind, to worship or not to worship the God of the Bible, and to be responsible for their own destiny as found in the opening lines of our Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” formed this republic called the United States of America.

What can we do? Much like Israel and other nations who turned away from God, maybe not much as there comes a time when God's patience wears out and He passes judgment and the sentence is carried out. When it comes past the time of delaying judgment, God's will may be set and it will come to pass. Can I say that it is too late for America? No, I'm not a prophet, only a watchman sending out a warning who sees what is happening and am sounding the alarm to any and all who will listen. We as citizens of this country, and citizens of the coming Kingdom of God in the near future, must stand for righteousness. We cannot stand silent and by our silence condone what we know is against the laws of Almighty God.

We look at the political climate that affects all our lives and wonder what has become of our government and our God given freedoms? Is this what we sent our elected officials to do in our name?


I was truly saddened by the debacle that was displayed by the party of Truman, Roosevelt, and Kennedy at the last Democratic (sic) convention. It seems the “party of the people” is now populated with atheist, Muslims, and secular humanist liberals who have a disdain for their Creator. How can any Christian support a political entity that takes three voice votes on if God should or should not be part of the language of the party platform? If you saw the proceedings, you know that 2/3 voice vote was not achieved to ratify the words God and Jerusalem, the latter as the capital of Israel. I believe that at least half of the party delegates are anti-God and anti-semitic. This party has added to their platform language positions that support abominations that I have just covered. This is on top of where our country is economically, politically, and ultimately spiritually.
Economically, we are at the cliff's edge. Collapse could happen at any moment. It could get really hard to feed your family, or yourself. Marshall law could be enacted to bring order of the resulting chaos of people looking out for #1 and riots like in Greece could develop. Things could get really dicey, really quick.


So what have we got to look forward to in the next two years or beyond, if we have that kind of time before Jesus Christ burst through the clouds and says, “come up hither”? If you look at the last six years, I expect more of the same or worse. There is no doubt in my mind that the job Mr. Obama wishes to finish, is the final nail in the coffin that was the United States of America that we have grown up with. I believe that is what he means when he said “Forward” which is a Marxist slogan of days gone by. Gone will be our freedoms we have enjoyed.

Gone will be our right to speak our mind. Gone will be the ability to worship as we choose. And gone will be our rights given to us by God, but replaced with the government who knows all, sees all, and controls all. It is all falling into place. We are being invaded right now, by illegal immigration and those who are bringing diseases into this country in the name of “amnesty”. What president would allow an invasion of our country by executive order, all for political gain to swell the ranks of his party and destroy the American dream?

What president upholds the right to destroy human life through abortion and claims to be a Christian? What man, be he president or the common Joe, embraces every secular humanist philosophy known to man and claims to be a proponent of the Bible's clear teachings? You can put lipstick on a pig, but it doesn't make him a Christian pig. This big brother government has attempted to muzzle the religious community by enforcing by intimidation a law called the “Johnson Amendment” passed in 1954 by voice vote, that prohibited the right of Christian pastors to speak politically in the pulpit. I, for one, won't be silenced. As men ordained by God, pastors must stand for what is right in this country. I have to agree with a opinion of what American pastors should do in the future. Video-tape 2000 sermons across this nation of political free speech behind the pulpit and mail them to the IRS and see if they think they can muzzle us any longer. Remember, it is intimidation, as the IRS has never brought charges to any pastor for speaking his mind...only the threat of it. Who do we follow, God or man? After all, this is not Iran, yet! America could very well be in the throes of judgment right now. Have you ever seen the like of natural disasters that have come upon our own land from the West, into the Midwest, and up into the Northeast down to the Gulf?

We’ve all seen things get pretty crazy before, but not to the extent we have seen in the last, say 10 years. It seems to me, that our nation has gone near stark, raving crazy in it’s lunacy surrounded by natural disasters. Until that time comes when Jesus breaks through the clouds with a trumpet call, all we can do is be in faith and belief claim Psalm 91 and it’s promises of protection and continue the work Jesus proclaimed us to do, in His Name.

Israel Again is Front and Center in Prophesy

The political climate is near ripe for the coming of the lawless one. We see Israel and the Palestinians right now, fighting a long overdue war and Israel believes it has a right to defend herself from non-stop salvos of missles being fired at their citizens. I hear many pundits calling on Israel to stop “war crimes” against humanity. What other country, and especially here in the USA, would allow missiles to rain down on their citizens? Would we tolerate Mexico or Canada doing the same as Hamas? No, we would not tolerate it, and invasion would be imminent against the perpetrators for this act of war. Human rights bleeding hearts and the lame stream media fail to realize that Hamas started this fight, and I pray Israel finishes it.

I read just the other day, that many of the surrounding nations are considering coming to assist and fight along side Hamas in this Gaza War….also, there is a report of the Turkish military escorting another “flotilla” to bring relief to Hamas in Gaza..if that happens, can you say Psalm 83 that is prophesied that Israel will destroy those who come against them in a seige to remove them as a nation and as a people? Read the passage and judge for yourself. With God’s help, (behind the scenes for the moment), Israel will be victorious and it is promised that they will own or conquer land from the great river in Egypt to the Euphrates to the east and north into Syria and south into Arabia….It will be the only time that Israel can claim to be in safety and security when their surrounding enemies are neutralized. How long will that security last? Will it be two years, ten years, or will it be less. If Israel is allowed to control their own economy and expand their discovery of natural gas and oil, they will own a majority of all oil producing wells in the world, plus billions of metric tons of natural gas to be exported to Europe and the surrounding Middle East. Who is the major supplier of natural gas for that population now? That would be Russia, the old Soviet Bear is rising in the region and will it allow a major competitor into their territory? Can you say Ezekiel 38- 39?


Readers, how much time do we have? A week, a year, two years, or maybe a little longer? God only knows, but Jesus said “Occupy till I come”Luke 19:13b. We must be about our Father's business, and that extends to our obligation to promote what is right in our own lives, our community, our town/city, and by extension to our country reaching as many as we can with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We cannot be silent. We cannot stand idly by and say there is nothing we as God's people can do. In all things, exercise your individual convictions based on your only source of truth, God's Holy Word. 

Time is running out for salvation for your neighbor, your family member, or even yourself to make a decision for Jesus Christ. When America falls, you may just look around and wonder where everyone went? I for one, will be at a marriage feast. Till then I plan to fight the good fight and stand for up for righteousness...won't you join me?

This is Pastor Mike Taylor praying God's salvation comes into our life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

If you need counseling, prayer, or just a friendly ear, email me[39], God bless you all, till we meet at Jesus feet.



Wednesday 23 July 2014

The Ukraine Crisis: Letter to The Right Honourable Stephen Harper

Disastrous Nuclear Consequences –  

Mr. André DeLage

477A Main Street North
Glovertown, Nfld

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper,
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

C.c  Scott Simms, MP for Bonavista, Gander,Grand Falls,Windsor. Newfoundland and Labrador

Subject: Ukraine

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper,

You are in grave error to side with the United States of America and the EU over the internal affair of the Ukrainians population. Continuously provoking Vladimir Putin with false accusations after another will end up into a nuclear exchange.  Over what? Over the sovereign right for the population of Crimea for self-governance who chooses through a referendum with a majority of 96% in favour to separate from Ukraine and to reunite with Russia instead of the EU.   More than 82 percent of the electorate took part in the vote.  These numbers speak for themselves.The Ukraine population wants to do the same.  The EU and the USA economy are in the brink to collapse and the Ukraine wants a secure economy where Russia can provide.  Can you blame them? 

The capital of Ukraine is no more a democracy.  The people elect no one in Kiev parliament.  Washington appoints them.  The elected democratic government voted against joining the EU. Therefore, Washington launched a coup mechanism and succeeds. 

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US neo-conservative party, systematic broke all treaties made between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM), The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), and The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE).  In simplicity, no eastern countries would be brought into Nato,  no ABM would be deployed near the Russian border, no INF either. Now, U.S. Moves Toward Nuclear First Strike Capability. The USA and Nato missiles are now at the Russian border threatening Russia in Poland.

It is no secret about the United States of America wanting to expand it imperialist influence and it currency to the whole world.  The USA wanted to evict the Russian from Crimea, the Black Sea Naval Base and failed.  Now all attempt to create false flag to provoke Russia to invade Ukraine are in the making so that the west could react into a first strike nuclear attack on Russia. There is no Russian army build up near the Ukraine border... it is a lie.  Please stop demonizing Russia.

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper,

I have admired your foreign policies especially your support toward Israel.  But since former finance minister Jim Flaherty death after less than a month after stepping down, your policies have drastically changed 180 degrees.  You are now in full agreement with United States in all policies as if President Obama was sitting in your chair.

Russia has a prophetic agenda, Ezekiel 38. Canada and the USA have none.  Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Russia and failed.  Adolph Hitler invaded Russia and failed.  USA and Nato will fail. Jeremiah warns Israel to surrender to King Nebuchadnezzar and all will be well, but did not.  Please stay out of the USA-Russia’s Ukraine conflict and all will be well for Canada.    Save our cities from nuclear bombs.  Do not trust Washington.  God is in control of the even in Ukraine and Israel.  Let Him deal with it.

This is my testimony to you, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper.  May God Bless you and with all Canadians.

Best Regards

Andre Delage

PS. My research on Ukraine conflict comes from Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. 

My web site:

Please watch:

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Saturday 5 July 2014

Jesus Teaches the End of the Age, Part II

Matthew 24:3  As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what {will be} the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" NASB.

In our last sermon about this subject, we discussed  Jesus teaching what the signs for the end of the age would be and who would be the recipients of these signs. Jesus speaks of a great apostasy, or falling away from the true faith in the Living God, wars and rumors of wars, and the sign of the abomination of desolation. Then suddenly He turns His attention to one group of people that will be His focus to bring them to the recognition of their Messiah by persecution and being refined as silver is refined in the fire....namely the nation of Israel.

If you need a refresher course in what was established in Part I, then I invite you to read that sermon first here or on my web-site, as we are moving on to the next chapter of Matthew 25 that is directly connected to  chapter 24 and further reveals signs that point to His coming in the clouds with power and great glory to rule and reign for 1000 years.

Parable of the Ten Virgins

25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

25:2  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Some erroneously take this passage as speaking of the church, not as a whole, but individuals. Notice they are waiting for the bridegroom. They are virgins, meaning they follow after no false god, or have allegiance to the “anti-Christ” who will demand worship during the tribulation period, but notice what becomes of them?

25:3  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

25:5  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Oil in their lamps is a sign of the Holy Spirit. While enduring the period known as the tribulation, they became weary. What does the above passage mean? During the period known as “Jacobs troubles” or the Great Tribulation, many will fall by the wayside and loose out

with God, as they do not keep the Spirit of God fresh in their lives. Unlike the Age of Grace when the church had been sealed with an irrevocable sign of redemption by the blood of Jesus Christ and a deposit of the Holy Spirit was given to their spirit to dwell in life as His children till their redemption, the Holy Spirit has been withdrawn to Pre-Pentecostal times as noted in 2nd Thessalonians:

2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth (God's Holy Spirit) will let, until he be taken out of the way. (drawn back)

2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (emphasis mine)

The fullness of God's Holy Spirit to hold back the rampage of evil from this earth that will overtake all who live, has been removed in it's power along with the Church. Satan will now have full sway to attempt to destroy all of mankind, but while he's at it, seek worship for himself from fallen and evil men.

Notice what happens while these virgins are waiting for the bridegroom?

25:6 And at midnight (end of the age, emphasis mine) there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

25:7  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

25:8  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our
 lamps are gone out.

These foolish virgins had lost the Holy Spirit in their lives. They have let the troubles, the persecution, and the evil around them rob them of staying faithful to God. Will it be possible for a person who has accepted Jesus Christ during this time to loose out with Him?

According to these verses, it will take all the faith and diligence to stay true to God's Word, and half of these virgins fail in that attempt. So during the tribulation, it will be possible to loose out with God.

Back to what Jesus said in the previous chapter:

24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (emphasis mine)

24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

As mentioned, some believe that this is part of the church. They are not. How do I know? Because of the verses that follow them frantically trying to find oil for their lamp.

25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

25:11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

These virgins were guest. Five were included, five were denied access, as they were not recognized by the bridegroom for  entrance to the feast. The church has already been redeemed approximately 7 years earlier and here Jesus, the bridegroom is presenting her to the world for a wedding feast. These virgin guests were not the bride.


19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Looking at the Amplified Bible explains better what is being said here in the KJV and it behooves us to compare the two. I know, some will say KJV only, but explanation is needed for the passage to become clear:
19:8  She has been permitted to dress in fine (radiant) linen, dazzling and white--for the fine linen is (signifies, represents) the righteousness (the upright, just, and godly living, deeds, and conduct, and right standing with God) of the saints (God's holy people).

19:9  Then [the angel] said to me, Write this down: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are those who are summoned (invited, called) to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me [further], These are the true words (the genuine and exact declarations) of God.

I believe that there is definite break in Revelation 19:8 and the next verse 19 and sometimes missed in comparison to this passage. Those called tribulation saints to the wedding feast which comes directly after the consummation of the marriage covenant between husband and wife are guest, not the bride. The marriage covenant between Jesus Christ and His church is one aspect completed in glory, but the wedding feast is upon the arrival of our Lord in chapter 19 with His bride riding on white horses and clothed with fine linen,  clean and white which is a sign of the saints.

When  you turn back your focus to the foolish virgins as they beat on the door asking entrance into God's presence and the wedding feast, Jesus as the bridegroom, says that He did not know them, as they are not invited as guest and have not a proper attire, the Holy Spirits indwelling to be admitted.

The bride is already inside. The bridegroom does not invite His bride to the wedding. She is the FOCUS of the wedding. She receives no invitation except being covered in the blood of Jesus Christ as a requirement for being part of the Bride of Christ and that covenant has been completed in heaven's realm. So what this parable is talking about is Tribulation Saints who endure to the end of a most horrible time of persecution and possible martyrdom and will not give into denying their Lord, or being deceived by the spirit of anti- Christ, but can loose what they had due to their lack of faith and perseverance to be faithful till the end of the age as represented by the five foolish virgins.

Parable of the Talents

Matthew 25:14  For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

25:15  And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

This is another way of our Lord presenting those from the Tribulation period who some will win, and some will lose. These servants are delivered talents to be used in the work of their Master, and to receive a return on His investment. The Master expects production. Production of what?

In ancient times, the talent was a measure of solid gold. It was the most valuable of metals during this time. Jesus is presenting to His servants something that is most valuable to Him. Since God does not need gold, as everything belongs to Him already, what is Jesus talking about? I believe He speaks of His Word! Why am I convinced of this? Let's turn to Mark chapter 4. Jesus speaks of the parable of the sower of seed.

4:14  The sower soweth the word.

4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

4:16  And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

4:17  And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

4:19  And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

4:20  And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

Who is the sower? The Holy Spirit plants the Word, but we are His instruments, His servants. We sow based on the leading of the Holy Spirit and God gives the increase. As noted further on in Mark 4:

4:24  And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

4:25  For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

4:26  And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

4:27  And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

4:28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

4:29  But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

To each of His servants during this time, as with the foolish virgins, God gives each of these servants something that they must hold onto. As you read, you see that each of the servants use that talent, God's Word, to use in the production of winning souls for Jesus Christ. It depends on the measure of understanding and ability. But each must use each in the service of their Lord. To do otherwise, is like the unprofitable servant who hid His Masters, money/Word away from doing anything useful to further the coming Kingdom of God. During this time, there will be a famine in the land...famine of food? No, famine of the Word of God.

"Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord GOD, "That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the LORD. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, but shall not find it." (Amos 8:11-12)

During this time, the Word of God will be most precious, as it will be  hard to find, as evil and idolatry has filled the land. Those who are given the gift of God's Word, must share that Word with others. Only by sharing the Word of Truth with their neighbor, be he Jew or Gentile, will there be a return of people receiving salvation. It could be as simple as sharing a hidden bible with your neighbor and risking being reported. To do so will in most likelihood be filled with danger to even speak the Word of God to anybody. Those that hide His Word, and follow not His command will likely loose out in the end, just as the five foolish virgins did and wasted away their chance to keep their salvation. So what happens to the foolish servant who hid His Master's money/Word in the ground and did not proclaim the Gospel that he had?

25:30  And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (synonymous with hell)

Parable of the Sheep and Goat Judgment

25:31  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

25:32  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

25:33  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

This is yet another parable of the tribulation period of how people will treat one another. Who are the people that are in prison, hungry, thirsty, or naked?

25:40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (emphasis mine)

Who are the brethren Jesus speaks of? During the time of the ribulation, to be Hebrew of the nation of Israel, Jewish by convenience of terms, is to have a death sentence riding over you. Satan hates the nation of Israel and wants them dead. He will attempt to eradicate them and make God out a liar. As it was in the days of the Nazi Germany, to be Jewish, or to help a Jew in any fashion, is to be marked for death. During this time, the Anti-Christ will make Hitler look like a beginner, as he marches across the middle east and the greater portion of this earth looking for anyone and every one who is Jewish by birth, or ancestry. To hide an Israeli, or give him drink, food, clothe him, or do anything to preserve his/her life, is taking your own life into your hands. Those that have empowered or hidden away their neighbor, the Jew, will be the sheep on God's right hand. Those that have handed their neighbor over to the authorities to save their own skin, will be on His left hand and will have lost out to being in God's Kingdom. These will cry out in dismay and objection to this condemnation, and Jesus will say:

25:44  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

25:45  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

25:46  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

During this time of great tribulation, those who persevere and hold onto their crown will be led into the joy of their Lord. Those who miss the mark and loose their salvation through deceit of the evil one, or the powers that be, will be as each of the parables speak of, losers of the blessing to enter the Kingdom of God.  During this time the verse that speaks of the love of many growing cold cannot be more dramatic than at this time of the history of the world. 'As Jesus spoke in the previous chapter of Matthew 24:

24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

The true love of God is seen in the sheep. As the sheep respond to their Jewish brother's need, they are united in their distress and at the same time unwittingly, unconsciously, without hypocrisy, align themselves with Christ. Apparently, they are not even aware of what they were doing. This is a kind of love that cannot be faked or put on. "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:35).

There is coming a day and it is imminent, when to be a Christian will be more dangerous than it is even today. Christians are persecuted in some form in some part of the world in this so called “modern age”. But when this time of Jacobs trouble comes upon this earth, the next seven years will be the most horrific period in all of man's history on earth and it will come to every man, woman and child that has the unfortunate aspect of being alive on this earth at that time.

The chances of you making God's Kingdom and eternal life, to those who are reading this, and have not accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior, NOW, will most likelihood will not have a chance to do so. But if you do, it will be fraught with so much danger and fear, that the weak of spirit will succumb to the powers who make you choose, Jesus Christ or your head. Many who at first hear the Good News with gladness will be like the seed that was sown on rocky ground, as spoken of in the Parable of the Seed Sower, when persecution comes, they have no root and whither away. Many will loose their life, their soul, and their eternal reward, because they have no ability to stand. Those who don't care will have a deceiving spirit that they will believe a lie.

2nd Thessalonians 2: 9-12:

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The signs of the end of the age is all around us. We await for the next crisis that will usher in a man with a great speaking voice. A man with a charismatic personality, a man with a narcissistic arrogance, and a man who speaks soft words to deceive. When that man comes to power, and the signs that I spoke of in the first part of this two part series, then my reader, you will be tested beyond what is being tested now in this Age of Grace. Mercy is still available for the asking. This side of Jesus coming for His Church takes only a simple prayer of childlike belief. To be sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise is to rid yourself of the weight of what is coming. My reader, make no mistake, it is coming. All who live today and read these words, know in their gut, something major is about to happen. Every human with half a brain knows that this world cannot continue this way. They sense it, they smell it, and they see it. It assaults all of your five God given senses. To wait longer than a sudden crisis that takes the world by surprise will most likely spell your doom, the removal of the church, some call the Rapture. Please do yourself this one act that can preserve you for all eternity.

2nd Corinthians:

6:2 For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

So my reader, there you have it, In two chapters coming from God Almighty in the flesh, Jesus spoke of something you do NOT want to see in your mortal flesh, the Signs of the End of the Age.

So come quickly, Lord Jesus. Amen, and amen.

This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying God's salvation come into your life. If there is anything I can help you with, counsel you, pray with you, or just a friendly ear, email me at,. God bless you all, till we meed at Jesus Feet.