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What would you think if you saw seven skinny cows eat seven fat cows? You might wonder if you’re next on the menu. Or perhaps you’d think you were dreaming…

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Most people who were raised in a church or who are believers know the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis. Jo was the young lad who started off as the black sheep of the family (cows…sheep…make up your mind eh?). One of the things Joseph is famous for is the interpretation of Pharaoh’s bad dream. Pharaoh saw in his dream seven fat healthy cows, then seven ugly looking thin cows. The seven lean cows devoured the fat ones. Jo’s correct interpretation was that the seven fat cows foretold seven years of plenty and prosperity, while the seven lean represented the seven harsh, terrible years which followed. I know the word “fat” has all but been banished from our vocabulary, but I always was a bit of a rebel.

It may seem like quite a stretch for me to associate Pharaoh’s dream with today’s political and social scene, but I’m going to do it anyway. Weren’t Pharaoh and Joseph politicians, of a sort?
Depending on which side of the political divide you see yourself on today, and from where you get your “news”, you may associate Mr Trump more with the tyrannical slave-driving Pharaoh, or instead with Joseph the deliverer. I confess shamelessly to being in the latter camp, being very mindful that Trump is only human, and that he’s provided the world a very temporary and limited respite.

It’s God who “removes kings and sets up kings” (Daniel 2:21) The leaders we have are there either because we get what we deserve or ask for foolishly, or because our Creator is attempting to show us mercy and sense. Unfortunately the respite is so temporary it can be no more than another seven years long. And now some of you know where I’m going with this post…
Respite, some of you ask? Respite from what? I’ll spell it out.
The US, and with it the entire Western world, has been running headlong down a road of globalism and open borders, and particularly open to people of a certain religion whose stated goal is to subject the world to its prophet. It’s also been moving us all towards a system in which personal freedom is to be diminished for the “common good”; the tiny nation of Israel is to be exposed to its enemies; anti-Christian bias and harassment in the nations founded by Christians is to be institutionalized, and a brand of morality and political correctness which wishes to turn the world upside down is to be imposed on us by re-education and modern-day thought police. Evil is called good and good evil. Truth with a capital “T” is being thrown to the ground.

In this Satanic, insane attack on the fundamentals of our Creator’s standards, we would, or will have to stop calling boys “boys” and girls “girls”, because the social engineers of our time wish to deny the blatantly obvious of human physique, DNA, emotional and hormonal make-up; to emasculate and denigrate men and masculinity, and to impose belligerent, angry women as kings (ahem…queens) of the castle. All of which doesn’t make sense, because if we’re born gender-less as some now want us to believe, how can women be even identified, let alone discriminated against or promoted? Surely the term “woman” is now redundant? Cannot a man now call himself a woman and so receive politically motivated promotion, or does hypocrisy reign in this situation also? Where is the logic in all of this?

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All of the above conditions are warnings and hallmarks of a culture ripe for judgment. In fact, they are Biblical signs of the end-times.
The world has been getting rapidly sicker under a runaway subduction and subversion of our culture and our sanity. And I’m not naive enough to think that Trump alone can hold back the tide. But at least the flow has been slowed, to the absolutely manic anger of Trump’s opponents, who, having worked to force “tolerance” upon us for decades, now pour out hatred and intolerance for him and his supporters without measure.

Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us (Psalm 2:1 KJV 2000).

And so to the seven “lean” years.
While I’m certain that watching  for the signs of judgment is Biblical (Luke 21:35-36) I’m aware of the many mistakes made by some “experts” in the subject, and I’m not one to set dates. I’m not making a prophecy, and I’m not about to say that the “seven-year Tribulation” (even given that all of the seven years really do remain to be enacted) will begin the moment Mr Trump leaves office. But given the depth of determination on the other side of the political and moral spectrum, and the success with which they’ve already removed constraints and the will to reason from the minds of many people, I can’t help thinking that after Trump the Western world will immediately resume its headlong gallop towards that mythical utopia, which dangles in front of the eyes of the hopeful like some juicy carrot on a stick in front of a donkey.


Those of you who hate politics, who hate a certain current president of the United States, who hate the idea of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and who recoil at the rantings of some obscure, half-mad Christian, be warned that you’ll probably hate this post too!


Fifty years ago or so the “grandfather of Bible prophecy”, Hal Lindsey, wrote his book “The Late Great Planet Earth”, and became one of the men who led many millions of people to conclude that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ was just around the corner. I was one of them (though not fifty years past). The “stage was being set” for the grand finale of history, they said, and continue to say.

However, half a century later here we all are on the same old planet earth, and we may well ask ourselves if what some of us were led to believe either wasn’t true, or at best that it was rather premature. After all, it was many hundreds of years ago in northern Europe that people were saying, with the dark dawn of the Black Death, the threat of the Turks from the East, and the onslaught of the Pope’s church against non-conformist believers, that the end of the ages was surely upon them and the return of Christ could not be far off. They were longing for his appearing, but they were wrong about a few things. Are we similarly wrong?

Past prognosticators considered the people of ancient Israel to be guilty of murdering the Messiah, and believed that as judgment Israel had been judged and destroyed forever, in the first century destruction of Jerusalem and Israel by the Roman armies. Consequently they totally missed the fact that a literal nation of Israel must have a central role in last days events. Prophetic references to “Israel” and “Zion”, they were convinced, were addressing the Church. They didn’t understand that the nation had to be reborn and once again in possession-a very tentative and hotly contested possession-of the physical city of Jerusalem: present-day realities.


This leads me, indirectly, to our modern day political scene. I say “political scene”, but it really isn’t accurate to refer to it solely as a political scene: there’s an additional dimension to it all. What we see appears to be political, but what’s behind it, driving it all along, is spiritual.

There are some of us out here who were wondering during the last US administration’s two terms whether we would all be led within a year or so into that final showdown of the ages as spoken of in the Bible. Truth was being thrown to the ground; sacred institutions were being trashed, so that schools were being ordered to open restrooms to anyone deciding to belong to a different gender for the day; Israel was being shunned, shamed and threatened, and pressured into handing over Jerusalem. Power was being centralized, nationally and internationally, and we were being surreptitiously ushered into a global society.


A certain religion wishing, one way or another, to convert the world, was being favored and facilitated, and the faith of our founding fathers was being muzzled and demoted. But with the coming of a new administration in recent months, has the West seen a reprieve, a turnaround and a backing away from the precipice and from the end of the world as we knew it?

I would love to say that yes, we in the West are returning to our right minds: we’ll be keeping our own identity, our own traditional understanding of faith, and our own God’s view of right and wrong. Perhaps we will hang onto it all, for a time-I hope so. I pray so. It may even be that the US will dissent from the foretold international assault on Israel, but scripture says that “all nations” will descend on Jerusalem.

“None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand” (Daniel 12:10).

However, we see daily in our “news” reports the desparate efforts going on to destroy or emasculate, in any way possible, the new administration, and most particularly, the new President. Even before he was elected; even when he’d barely started campaigning for nomination, his opponents the world over were accusing him of just about everything negative and hateful that they could cook up. What he didn’t say they attributed to his words and actions anyway, and what he did say was ignored, distorted or edited for the most damaging effect possible. Among the accusations was the idea that he would start a nuclear war as soon as he possibly could.

Don’t look now, but it hasn’t begun yet. They said the same about Reagan thirty years ago, because they hated him equally. I was one of those partially convinced at the time that Reagan was an evil, rich warmonger who was going to start a nuclear war against those poor peace-loving communists.


Trump was being viciously attacked by media people, sports commentators, college professors, so-called “comedians” and pro-abortion advocates right out of the gate. He’s hated. And it’s not just he who’s hated, it’s all those who voted for him. There’s an inexplicably rabid, unreasonable and frantic movement against all that he stands for-even before his opponents know what it is he stands for. Why? What’s the goal? What will be the outcome?

And what, you may be wondering, does hatred for Trump have to do with last days things? To begin my answer, no I don’t think he’s going to start Armageddon, and no, I don’t think he’s the antichrist. What’s most telling is the vehement opposition to him and his supporters. Trump will not be around for long: hatred for what he stands for will. What will happen when they eventually-one way or another-get rid of Trump? I’ll tell you what I think.


Considering the world’s obsession with reborn Israel’s possession of Jerusalem, and its determination to divide it as the Bible predicts, Bible prophecy must really be on the verge of fulfillment, be it a few years or decades. I don’t see how it can be coincidence. The world hasn’t changed its direction permanently with the election of Mr. Trump: some trends have just been slowed or postponed. As surely as the pendulum of politics swings, and as surely as Bible prophecy of the first coming of the Christ was fulfilled, so the march towards the world’s destiny will continue, and the second coming is certain. I’m no prophet, and I would never say “The Lord told me”, but I can still tell you what to expect…

The push for globalism and the end of the values of the West will return with a vengeance, with growing support among those who believe we should have no borders. The one-world crowd will almost get their way:

“All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast…” (Revelation 13:8).

The slide into moral lawlessness will surge:

“Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts” Revelation 9:21)

Anti-Christian sentiment, only being held in check now by the Holy Spirit and a few law-respecting leaders of the world, will vent itself freely:

He opened his mouth to blaspheme God ,and to slander his name…He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them (Revelation 9:6-7).

Pressure upon Israel to hand over Jerusalem to enemies of all that the West once stood for-at work today even in the West-will turn into action:

I will gather all nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured…Half of the city will go into exile…Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations…(Zechariah 14:2-3).

And in that last phrase is the good news: the good news that those who are intent on trashing all godly institutions, and all true faith, and all right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will, just as they think they have won, be stopped in their tracks…dead.








A Sword from the LORD


Hello! This is Nathan Fisher. I’ve seen my Dad publish a lot of fantastic articles here over the years glorifying God, and this seems like quite a bit of fun.

So anyway, on a more serious note, I was reading an article on the New York Times about “religion.” It correctly attributed the quote,

“I did not come to bring peace, but a sword,”

…to Jesus in Matthew 10:34. However, the author of the article, “How Well Do You Know Religion?,” implied that this shows the violent side of the Judeo-Christian tradition and that Christianity is as violent as or more violent than certain others towards outsiders. Was Jesus saying that He wanted Christians to convert by force, to oppress, or to conquer?

Unfortunately, this shows once again that the Bible has been misinterpreted. When Jesus first began to teach the gospel, He was hated, persecuted, and ultimately executed. This was the same for all of the apostles (except John) and the hundreds of Christians that came after. Those that wanted to preach Jesus’ real words to ordinary folk in their own language, such as William Tyndale, Martin Luther, and others were attacked and pursued.

When Jesus said the above quote, His intention was to show that the message He brought and His death and return to life would bring conflict and strife. His sword was metaphorical: a sword of division. It was not that it was His will to oppress non-Christians, but  who He was that would bring trouble. In the evil world we are in, good is not always accepted as what it is.

In fact, Jesus says, and I quote:

“For I have come to turn ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law-a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’”(Matthew 10:35-36 NIV, quoted Micah 7:6)

…and this has happened in families throughout history, increasingly so as the events of Revelation draw near.

When He was arrested, the Messiah told Pilate,

My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews.” (John 18:36)

And another thing about violence, especially concerning the Old Testament:

“For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!” (Ezekiel 18:32)

The sword Jesus is describing was, and is, the violence stemming from the oppression of truth. However, the LORD has a plan to end this. We have the last chapter of history: Revelation.

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Oh yes, and lastly, as a comfort to all of us, Jesus told us,

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (Jesus, John 16:33 NIV)




The most significant Biblical indicator of end-times events is the nation of Israel. Israelis, having suffered persecution around the world for many centuries, and having been returned to their ancient homeland in fulfillment of prophecy, are being increasingly backed into a corner. Anti-Semitism is increasing again world-wide. Very nearly all nations are in opposition to a Jewish Jerusalem and want Israel to hand over at least half of it to its enemies. This is the fuse to Armageddon (Zechariah 14:2-5). The world’s determination to wrest Jerusalem from its ancient possessors is inevitably leading us to the events of Revelation.


Russia, the most likely candidate to fulfill the prophecy of leading an invasion of Israel from the “uttermost north” (Ezekiel chapters 38-39), has a defense pact with Iran, named “Persia” in the Bible and known as Persia until the 1930s. Persia is named as the invader’s main ally in the same chapters. Iran is already waging its proxy war against Israel through Hezbollah and other groups, and having made statements through many of its leaders to the effect that Israel must and will be wiped off the map, it has been working to become a nuclear power.

Around the world, nations continue to build their military capabilities. A war prophesied to begin in the area of the Euphrates -Iraq, Syria and the Middle East in general and affecting the world, may have already started (Revelation 9:13-16). Armageddon will involve all nations, and will be centered in Israel: Armageddon is an actual place in Israel.


Radical Islam’s most beloved method of execution is that used by the antichrist of Revelation (Revelation 20:4). Its primary targets are Jews and Christians, the same targets as those of the antichrist (Revelation 12). Its ultimate goals of standing upon the temple mount in Jerusalem and ruling the world are the same ultimate goals as those of antichrist (Matthew 24:15-21). Its abhorrence of the Christian conviction that God has a Son, is antichrist (1 John 2:22-23).

The West is trying to appease the growing radical threat. Leaders refuse to name the threat for what it is, attempting to placate their own growing Muslim populations. This is de-facto submission- the very meaning of the word “Islam”. Certain leaders of the “free world” have been working to help the cause of Islam in its ascendency, while the media covers for them.


Christians are being persecuted around the world while the once-Christian West turns a blind eye (Matthew 24:9; Revelation 11:15-17) http://www.persecution.com/

The world grows increasingly angry with the Biblical God who, it claims, doesn’t exist (Revelation 11:18; 19:19; Psalm 2).



The West is in intentional moral free-fall: the last sign of a culture heading for collapse and judgment. Extreme immorality without conscience is itself a judgment (Romans 1:18-32). The world will be judged partially for its intentional preference for immorality over God (Revelation 9:21). It will also be judged for widespread violence.

Having thrown aside moral compasses, Western society believes that truth is what an individual or the political party and leaders of choice and its crony judges decide it is, and what they pass into law, with a complete disregard for the will of our Creator. Politicians can be dishonest and still claim to be telling the truth, because “you have your truth and I have mine”. Political correctness produces doublespeak, thought-crime and confusion. Mainstream media bends, filters and selects its stories and its view of truth to suit its own agenda and that of its favorite politicians. Any dissenters are labeled as “haters” in order to shut them up. The phrase “truth will be thrown to the ground” (Daniel 8:12), seems to be more relevant all the time.

The West is also heading for collapse economically, with the US-once (and not long ago) a wealthy nation-now in debt to the tune of eighteen trillion dollars, and some say the underlying figure is much higher. The continuing governmental and individual borrowing of money makes the majority of people think that all is well when it most certainly isn’t.



The Big-Brother state continues to grow, giving as its justification the claim that it’s for our own good. The ability for a tyrant such as antichrist to impose a monetary system upon the world, so that no-one will be able to buy, sell (or work) without keeping to the rules is more possible by the day (Revelation 13:16-17). A related fact is that modern surveillance technology has made possible the prophecy that all people of the world will be able to see events in Jerusalem as they happen, something that was impossible when Revelation was written (Revelation 11:9-10).


Nations and entire cultures are attempting to mingle and merge without achieving real unity, as prophesied in Daniel 2:43. This phenomenon was said to be manifest just before God would set up his kingdom on the earth (verse 44).



Spiritual deception is running rampant, with so many conflicting beliefs that this fact alone is a common excuse to not seek truth (1 Timothy 4:1, Matthew 24:11, 24). Even in many churches, where quite apart from the old problems of unbelief such as a rejection of the resurrection (which is bad enough), ministers are teaching their flocks evolution, pluralism, a materialistic and worldly quest for wealth in the “name it and claim it” gospel, and the acceptance of immoral practices clearly forbidden in the Bible as being a perversion of nature and an abomination to God.


The fading of unity in society and culture, and of integrity of character is apparent to almost everyone (2 Timothy 3:1-5). Love between people, even within families, is growing cold (verse 3, and Matthew 24:12). “The love of most is growing cold”, as Jesus predicted, “because of the increase in wickedness”. Once you throw aside that God-designed moral compass, you are destroying everything which holds together God’s design for humanity: the only design that works.





(Eurodollar: “My Final Thought”)

There’s been plenty of talk in some Christian circles over the most recent lunar eclipses, particularly among Pentecostals. The claim is that the latest “Blood Moons” not only coincide with Jewish feasts-a rare occurrence-but are also likely to be, as they have been in times past, harbingers of important events affecting the Jewish nation. Therefore, the reasoning goes, this is that which is spoken of in Bible prophecy:

“The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord” (Joel 2: 31).

Well, so far, the sun hasn’t “turned to darkness”, a necessary accompaniment to the Biblical “Blood Moon.”

The book of Revelation describes the moon turning red (Revelation 6:12-14). It occurs upon the opening of the sixth seal, when the earth will really be “in the thick of it”: world-wide war, earthquakes, famine, plagues, persecution of believers, and the sky itself rolling up, and “every mountain and island” being removed from its place. The blood moons we’ve witnessed so far surely pale (excuse the pun) in significance to the apocalyptic events which will produce the real blood red moon.

Anyone who’s looked at my blog before will know that I believe the times spoken of in Bible prophecy regarding the return of Jesus Christ are approaching, and I’m more and more convinced as I see the ongoing trend of events in the Middle-East. Most significantly, the nations of the world reject Israel’s determination to retain its ancient capital and to defend itself against perpetual aggression.

However, I’m very skeptical about “cut and paste” fulfillments which probably aren’t fulfillments at all, but are more likely normal, naturally occurring phenomena. In my more cynical moments, I can’t help wondering if they aren’t opportunities for more book royalties, DVD sales, and TV specials.



There’s a certain disease which has reached pandemic proportions, and I’m not talking about the one being imported to the West from Africa (why is the President not stopping flights from the affected nations?). I mean the one which affects “experts” negatively, so that they get the most simple facts mixed up or just plain wrong. How often, over the years, I ‘ve heard of new “conclusive” evidence for evolution being discovered, and then quietly retracted later.

In March, the world’s news media reported that “smoking gun” evidence for the Big Bang had finally been found (again). The BBC’s “Today” program reported that the US BICEP team said it had found a pattern on the sky left by the rapid expansion of space just fractions of a second after the Big Bang.

Professor Steven Hawking remarked that the finding was “another confirmation of inflation”, the idea that the Universe experienced an exponential growth spurt in its first fraction of a second.

However, in June the Institute for Creation Research, in an article titled “‘Smoking Gun’ Proof of Big Bang Already In Doubt” written by Jake Hebert, Ph.D., reported that “only two months after this ‘discovery’ a number of secular scientists have become increasingly skeptical” http://www.icr.org/article/8177/

The Beeb has just reluctantly admitted “…new data has found that the group may have underestimated the confounding effects of dust in our own galaxy”.


In September,  in an article called “Another Big Bang Blunder”,  ICR, commenting on the over-exuberant March pronouncement,  reported:

“One prominent theoretical physicist even called it a “Big Bang blunder” and noted that the BICEP2 researchers made their dramatic announcement to the world before their paper had even been peer-reviewed by qualified scientists. This was a serious breach of scientific ethics and protocol. Worse yet, researchers from King’s College London are now claiming that accepting the BICEP2 results as legitimate would imply that the universe should have collapsed back in on itself shortly after the Big Bang, so that our universe should not even exist!” (see the article for references): http://www.icr.org/i/pdf/af/af1409.pdf



This very day I heard a famous preacher on the radio, answering a question on whether or not the Church would go through the Tribulation. He pointed to the book of Revelation for his “conclusive” evidence for the “Pre-Trib.” Rapture, saying that the first three chapters are all about the Church, the fourth is about the Rapture (funny, I can’t see the Rapture of the Church there), then, said the “expert”:

“…the Church is never mentioned again in the whole book”.

Hmm. He must have a different version of the Bible, because mine says this in chapter 22 of Revelation:

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches…” (Revelation 22:16).

The entire book of Revelation, says Jesus, is a “testimony for the churches.”

I’ve written in a previous post that “saints” are seen throughout Revelation, with the word having the same meaning as it has throughout the Bible, and that “those who hold to the testimony of Jesus” are seen to be persecuted at a time when, according to our “experts” the Church is supposed to be in heaven.

I have one little bit of advice: test the experts, and don’t blindly trust everything they say.


A Lincoln, Nebraska middle school staffer gave teachers training documents advising them not to use “gendered expressions” by calling students “boys and girls” or “ladies and gentlemen,”

Unfortunately, this is a far-from-unique occurrence. You may want to check whether your daughter’s school is allowing boys into the girls’ locker rooms and rest rooms.



Places named “badlands” in the US are, as far as I’m concerned, some of the most beautiful places on earth. I call them “goodlands”.

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