The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 6 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #725)

Welcome to The Prophet Daniel’s Report. This is report #725.

My name is Daniel Whyte III here to remind you that Jesus Christ is coming back soon and that you need to be prepared. This broadcast is not about predictions, nor is it about setting dates as some foolishly have done, however it is all about preparation.

First, today, let’s look at some Signs of His Coming in the news.

The disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 24:3, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Jesus Christ gave them (and us) clear signs that show us when we can begin to expect to see the Coming of the Lord and the end of the world. Looking at world events through the lens of the Word of God, let’s look at some headlines from today’s news that point to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

First, today, under the Sign category of PESTILENCES & FATAL EPIDEMIC DISEASES — According to a Johns Hopkins University tally, the global death toll attributed to the novel coronavirus has passed 3,246,844. Since December 2019 when the virus was first identified in Wuhan [WOO-HAHN], China, it has infected at least 155,425,409 people worldwide.

Second, today, under the Sign category of WARS & RUMOURS OF WARS — According to the Jerusalem Post, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday in his first significant policy speech the United States needs to prepare for a potential future conflict bearing little resemblance to “the old wars” that have long consumed the Pentagon. Austin called for harnessing technological advances and better integrating military operations globally to “understand faster, decide faster and act faster.” Austin said, “The way we fight the next major war is going to look very different from the way we fought the last ones.” Austin did not explicitly mention rivals like China or Russia. But his remarks came as the United States starts an unconditional withdrawal from Afghanistan on orders from President Joe Biden aimed at ending America’s longest war and resetting Pentagon priorities.

Third, today, under the Sign category of FAMINES — According to the Guardian, World leaders are being urged to act immediately to stop multiple famines breaking out, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and caused by conflict, climate crisis and inequality. In an open letter published on Tuesday to support the UN Call for Action to Avert Famine in 2021, hundreds of aid organisations from around the world said: “People are not starving – they are being starved.” They said millions of people in Yemen, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Honduras, Venezuela, Nigeria, Haiti, Central African Republic, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Sudan faced starvation and appealed to governments to respond to increasing levels of hunger, stressing that billions of pounds in investment was urgently needed. At the beginning of the year, the WFP and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned that up to 270 million people did not have enough food or were at high risk of going hungry. More than 34 million people were on the brink of starving, they said, and may fall into famine without immediate action.

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Now, it’s time for Prophecy Bootcamp.

Prophecy Bootcamp is where we deal with the basics of prophecy, the Second Coming of Christ, and what will happen in the future according to the Bible. Our aim here is not to make predictions but to help you get prepared by understanding how things will unfold in the end times.

Our topic for today is titled “The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 6: Titles of the Antichrist, Part 3” from Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson’s book “The Essential Guide to Bible Prophecy.”

The despicable person. “He will be succeeded by a contemptible person who has not been given the honor of royalty. He will invade the kingdom when its people feel secure, and he will seize it through intrigue”.

The strong-willed king. “The king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done”.

The worthless shepherd. “I will raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for those who are cut off, nor seek the young, nor heal those that are broken, nor feed those that still stand. But he will eat the flesh of the fat and tear their hooves in pieces. Woe to the worthless shepherd, who leaves the flock!”

The Antichrist. “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come…Who is a liar, but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son”.

Lord willing, we will continue looking at this topic in our next podcast.

In closing, let’s consider what God wants you and I to do in light of His Second Coming.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 19:13 to “Occupy till I come.” In light of that, we are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. It is a collection of what he called “prophetic tracts” that focus on the believer’s duty in light of the signs which point to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

This section is titled, “Scattered Israel to be Gathered” (Part 25). J.C. Ryle writes:

Is there anything inconsistent with God’s former dealings in the gathering of Israel? Is there any extravagance in expecting such an event? Why should we say so? Reasoning from analogy, I can see no ground for refusing to believe that God may yet do wonderful things for the Jewish people. It would not be more marvellous to see them gathered once more into Palestie, than it was to see them brought from Egypt into the promised land. What God has done once, He may surely do again.

Is there anything improbable in the gathering of Israel? Alas! reader, we are poor judges of probabilities. God’s ways of carrying into effect His own purposes are not to be judged by man’s standard, or measured by the line and plummet of what man calls probable. In the day when the children of Israel went forth from Egypt, would any one have said it was probable that such a nation of serfs would ever produce a book that should turn the world upside down? Yet that nation has done it. From that nation has come the Bible.–Four thousand years ago, would any one have said it was probable that God’s Son would come to earth, and suffer in the flesh on a cross, before He came to earth in glory to reign? Yet so it has been. Christ has lived, and Christ has suffered, and Christ has died. Away with this talk about improbabilities! The ways of God are not our ways.

If the Lord tarries His Coming and we live, we will continue looking at this topic in our next broadcast/podcast.

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CLOSING PRAYER
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Remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Matthew 24:44 says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

If you are not ready for the Return of Jesus Christ, may I encourage you to get ready today by receiving Him as your Savior. Here is how:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…” Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here is the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. Let us join in the prayer of John the Revelator — “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” God bless you.

Daniel Whyte III, Who Warned Liberty University Leadership to ‘Forcibly’ Shut Down Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Graduation Party at His Farm, Says Glory Be to God! Jerry Falwell Jr. Cancels Liberty University Graduation Party – “The Party Is Over”

Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the 2nd Annual Turning Point USA Winter Gala at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons
Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the 2nd Annual Turning Point USA Winter Gala at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

This is what Daniel Whyte III wrote on Thursday, April 30:

This Is Not Good; Parents Will Start Pulling Their Students From Liberty University if This Is Allowed to Go on: Jerry Falwell Jr. Invites Liberty Students to ‘real’ Graduation Party at His Farm Despite Lawsuit and Scandals; Daniel Whyte III, Who Is a Proud Parent of 7 Liberty University Graduates and Students Says That if the President Jerry Prevo and Chairman of the Board Allen McFarland Do Not Forcibly Do Everything in Their Power to Stop This So-called Graduation Party From Happening, Liberty University Will Be Destroyed by the Very President They Fired Because of the Evil and the Hypocrisy That Jerry Falwell Jr. And His Wife Becki Have Done Before God Which Includes Adultery, the Watching of Adultery, Homosexuality, Swinging, Lusting After Students, Taking Pictures With Students and Assistants in Sexually Suggestive Ways, and on and on


(RNS) — The party is over.

Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has reportedly canceled a graduation party he planned to host Saturday (May 8) on his family farm, which, during a spontaneous appearance at an event last week, he called the “real Liberty graduation.”

The cancelation comes after Falwell reportedly was hospitalized over the weekend for testing related to the blood clots in his lungs he was diagnosed with last year.

“As a result, we regrettably must cancel the picnic this weekend,” he said in a statement his wife Becki Falwell provided Monday to local Lynchburg, Virginia, news station ABC13 News.

Falwell had announced the party onstage at an outdoor comedy show that was attended by Liberty students.

He later told Religion News Service he was joking about the party being the “real” Liberty graduation and called the event “my way of saying thank you” to students at the evangelical Christian school, who, he said, have supported him through the past year.

He did not comment on plans for the party at the time, though his latest statement characterizes it as a picnic.

Falwell resigned last year from Liberty — which was founded by his late father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr. — as he weathered a series of controversies, including a questionable post on social media he claimed was “meant in good fun.” He also faced allegations that he and Becki Falwell had a yearslong sexual relationship with a business associate, which the Falwells have disputed.

He told RNS last week the party was on as long as his health didn’t take a turn, noting he has been receiving treatment for blood clots in his lungs, something he has said his mother also battled.

But, his statement to ABC13 News reads, “Unfortunately, this weekend I encountered another bout of symptoms resulting from the respiratory emboli that were first diagnosed last year. For the fourth time this year I was admitted to the hospital for a series of tests to address my labored breathing and other effects of the emboli.”

Falwell said in the statement that canceling the party was “a major disappointment to us since we wanted to celebrate the success of the graduating students and show them our appreciation.

“To them, our entire family extends our sincere congratulations and fond farewell,” he added.

Source: Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service

This Is Not Good; Parents Will Start Pulling Their Students From Liberty University if This Is Allowed to Go on: Jerry Falwell Jr. Invites Liberty Students to ‘real’ Graduation Party at His Farm Despite Lawsuit and Scandals; Daniel Whyte III, Who Is a Proud Parent of 7 Liberty University Graduates and Students Says That if the President Jerry Prevo and Chairman of the Board Allen McFarland Do Not Forcibly Do Everything in Their Power to Stop This So-called Graduation Party From Happening, Liberty University Will Be Destroyed by the Very President They Fired Because of the Evil and the Hypocrisy That Jerry Falwell Jr. And His Wife Becki Have Done Before God Which Includes Adultery, the Watching of Adultery, Homosexuality, Swinging, Lusting After Students, Taking Pictures With Students and Assistants in Sexually Suggestive Ways, and on and on

(RNS) — Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., who left the school last year in the wake of multiple scandals, made an appearance at a gathering that included students over the weekend where he invited attendees to the “real Liberty graduation” at his own house next month.

Religion News Service has obtained footage of the moment that matches a shorter video circulating on Twitter claiming to show Falwell’s invitation.

In the videos, Falwell, who resigned in 2020 as president and chancellor of the evangelical school, can be seen standing on an outdoor stage beneath handmade signs that include a cross, as a crowd attending what several people have identified as a comedy show look on. Holding a microphone, Falwell invites seniors to an event at “our farm” on May 8, saying, “We’re going to have the real Liberty graduation.”

“If you’re not a senior but you’re dating one, you can come, too,” he added, according to the video obtained by RNS.

In the longer video, Falwell said he and his wife, Becki Falwell, were out to dinner when they heard from their daughter, a junior at Liberty, that she was at the show. He had only come to extend the invitation, he said.

He noted his daughter was “probably so pissed at me right now” and encouraged students to spread the word “as fast as you can” about the event on social media.

“We gotta move quickly,” he said.

Reached by RNS on Friday (April 30), Falwell said he was joking about the party being the “real” Liberty graduation. The planned event at his 500-acre farm, where his family has lived for 33 years, is “my way of saying thank you” to the students, who he said have supported him through the past year of controversy.

“I just want to thank the students because they’ve shown me so much love through all this ordeal. Everywhere I go, they’re so forgiving. They’re so loving. And I want to reciprocate by having them out to my farm,” he said.

He said the party is on as long as his health doesn’t take a turn, noting he has been receiving treatment for blood clots, something his mother also battled. He did not comment on plans for the party.

Asked about those who have questioned whether it is appropriate for the former president of the university to host such a party, Falwell said, “I live right here, and I’ve got a big farm, and I got a bunch of students that I love and that love me, and I’m going to do it.

“I don’t care whether anybody likes it or not,” he said, laughing.

The reaction from the student body is not immediately clear. In one video, an onlooker can be heard whispering excitedly as Falwell makes the announcement, saying, “Let’s go.”

But Save71, an alumni group that has been critical of the former university president, expressed concerns about Falwell’s behavior, given past scandals involving him and his wife.

“Leaders of a university are obligated to do their best to protect students, but Liberty’s leaders have not investigated or even acknowledged allegations of sexually predatory behavior by the Falwells,” said Dustin Wahl, cofounder of Save71.

“Now Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking advantage of their inaction.”

Liberty University officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Falwell has appeared at some recent events on Liberty’s campus, although he has since tweeted that he and Becki Falwell have been banned from campus.

He also has reappeared on social media recently after a hiatus.

Falwell had been silent while receiving medical treatment for his blood clots, he told RNS, which has included blood thinners and a trip to a New York University hospital at the advice of a doctor he said was introduced to him by conservative talk show host Sean Hannity.

But, he said, “I’m slowly getting better, and I’m ready to fight again.”

Falwell caused controversy last August by briefly posting a photo on Instagram of himself with his arm around a woman who is not his wife, their pants unzipped and midriffs bared. Though Falwell said the photo was meant “in good fun” and was taken at a costume party while on vacation, he soon took an indefinite leave of absence and later resigned.

He has faced allegations that he and Becki Falwell had a yearslong sexual relationship with a business associate, which the Falwells have disputed.

Politico also has reported allegations by a former Liberty student, who claimed he had a sexual encounter with Becki Falwell — who the student described as “the aggressor” after she allegedly continued to pursue him later — while staying at the Falwell home after band practice with the Falwells’ eldest son in 2008. Jerry and Becki Falwell responded at the time by calling the allegations “false and mean spirited lies.”

Jerry Falwell Jr., is currently being sued by the school he once ran, with Liberty’s lawyers demanding $10 million from him, citing conspiracy and breach of contract involving the recent scandals.

Falwell told RNS it was “evil what some of these people at Liberty are doing just to try to grab power.” At age 59, he said, he’s done his work and is fine if that happens.

“But the world needs to know I didn’t do anything wrong. The world needs to know it’s just a power grab,” he said.

“And I’ll probably tell that to the students.”

Source: Emily McFarlan Miller, Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service

Thank You, Bezos and Amazon: Amazon Won’t Stop Selling the Book ‘Irreversible Damage: the Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters’

Amazon will continue to sell a controversial book slammed by some critics as “full of misinformation” and with the “potential to hurts transgender youth” — despite an internal complaint filed by a group of employees.

According to The Seattle Times, last month dozens of employees backed a complaint arguing that the book “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” violated the company’s policy against selling titles “that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.”

Leaders of the company’s LGBTQ affinity group — Glamazon — also urged the tech giant to stop selling the book, according to Slack messages viewed by the paper.

“As a proud Amazonian and a queer person, I invite Amazon to do the right thing and remove this book from our offerings globally,” an employee wrote in the initial complaint.

The book, written by Wall Street Journal opinion columnist Abigail Shrier and released in June, 2020, suggests that transgender youth “are not truly transgender, but rather just confused,” according to Dr. Jack Turban, an adolescent psychiatry fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Writing for Psychology Today in December, Turban slammed the book as “full of irresponsible journalistic practices and outright falsehoods.”

“Abigail Shrier’s essential book will help you understand what the trans craze is and how you can inoculate your child against it — or how to retrieve her from this dangerous path,” a description of the book on Amazon reads.

The book’s central premise is that transgender youth are being rushed into gender-affirming health care, which is something they will later regret, according to Turban.

Last year, Turban served as the lead author in a study that found that transgender adults who had access to pubertal suppression treatment during adolescence had lower risks of suicidal thoughts during their lifetime.

The results seemed to confirm previous evidence that offering gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth can lead to a lifetime improvement of mental health for transgender adults.

The study, published on Jan. 23, 2020, provided “evidence in the context of lingering questions among some health care professionals and in the general public about the purpose and mental health implications of pubertal suppression,” Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, the study’s senior author, told the Daily News at the time.

“Irreversible Damage” has been pulled off Target’s online bookstore twice. The first time was in November 2020. However, after conservative commentators slammed the move as “spineless,“ the retailer started selling the book again “to offer a broad assortment for our guests.”

The book was “suddenly gone” again from the online store in February, according to a tweet by the author.

Earlier this year, Amazon announced it would no longer sell books framing LGBTQ identities as mental illnesses.

The announcement came after four GOP senators — Marco Rubio (Fl.), Mike Lee (Utah), Mike Braun (Ind.) and Josh Hawley (Miss.) — wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos protesting against the company’s “censorship of conservative books and assault on free speech.”

The four lawmakers questioned the retailer’s decision to remove the book “When Harry Became Sally” from the Amazon website, Kindle, and Audible platforms — which they saw as “an assault on free speech that carries weighty implications for the future of open discourse in the digital age,” and they requested some answers about the retailer’s decision.

Amazon’s VP of public policy Brian Huseman sent the senators a response letter explaining that the company provides its customers with a variety of books, including some that some customers may find objectionable.

However, Huseman continued, “we have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness,” he said, using the acronym that includes any other gender or sexual identity.

“We reserve the right not to sell certain content,” he wrote. “All retailers make decisions about what selection they choose to offer, as do we.”

According to The Seattle Times, late last month, Amazon’s director of book content risk and quality posted the company’s decision to continue selling “Irrevestible Damage.”

“Amazon has an internal process for evaluating the appropriateness of books and we have shared your feedback,” the director wrote on April 23. “In this case, the process included gathering feedback from Glamazon board members and the Books Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. After examining the content of the book in detail and calibrating with senior leadership, we have confirmed that it does not violate our content policy.”

According to Slack messages shared with members of the Glamazon group, one board member said that, “We were consulted. We told them [the book is] transphobic and needs to be removed.”

Earlier this year, more than 200 people sent a letter to the Ottawa Public Library in Canada protesting the “transphobic book.”

Elm Klemic, a parent of four, told CTV News Ottawa that their “six-year-old has told us since age three that they’re not a boy or a girl and they present themselves as pretty gender non-conforming.”

“As somebody who identifies within the trans spectrum and as somebody who has a trans child as well, it hit close to home and I was really outraged about it,” Klemic said. “The main theory in this book is that trans youth don’t know themselves, and can’t, shouldn’t be allowed to transition.”

Source: New York Daily News

Join Dr. Tony Evans April 29-30 for a Powerful Time of Equipping and Training at the 2021 Virtual Kingdom Leaders Summit

The Kingdom Leaders Summit 2021 is a virtual experience geared toward pastors, pastors’ wives, church leaders, and ministry teams. Join host Dr. Tony Evans Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th for a powerful and refreshing time of equipping and training.
Summit keynote speakers include Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. Darrell L. Bock, and Rev. James T. Meeks with special appearances by Chrystal Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Jonathan Evans, Dr. Conway Edwards, Matt Chandler and Ramesh Richards. Musical guests are Anthony Edwards and Jonathan McReynolds.
Click here to sign up to register for FREE. Registration for the general sessions is free, and a conference fee of $65 is required to access and attend over 50 breakout sessions. Special breakouts for Pastors’ Wives and Women in Ministry are included.
(Note: Breakout sessions are free to KAP partners and their wives. Learn more about becoming a Kingdom Agenda Pastor here.)
This event is hosted by Kingdom Agenda Pastors and The Urban Alternative. For more information about the Kingdom Leaders Summit, visit www.Kap2021.com.

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most respected pastors in America. The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 40 years. Dr. Evans is also president of the Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,400 stations throughout the world and is also broadcast on television. Along with being founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and founder and president of The Urban Alternative, Dr. Evans is former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Dr. Evans holds the unique honor of being the first African American to publish a complete commentary and study Bible. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about Dr. Tony Evans, visit www.TonyEvans.org.

Join Dr. Tony Evans April 29-30 for a Powerful Time of Equipping and Training at the 2021 Virtual Kingdom Leaders Summit

The Kingdom Leaders Summit 2021 is a virtual experience geared toward pastors, pastors’ wives, church leaders, and ministry teams. Join host Dr. Tony Evans Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th for a powerful and refreshing time of equipping and training.
Summit keynote speakers include Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. Darrell L. Bock, and Rev. James T. Meeks with special appearances by Chrystal Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Jonathan Evans, Dr. Conway Edwards, Matt Chandler and Ramesh Richards. Musical guests are Anthony Edwards and Jonathan McReynolds.
Click here to sign up to register for FREE. Registration for the general sessions is free, and a conference fee of $65 is required to access and attend over 50 breakout sessions. Special breakouts for Pastors’ Wives and Women in Ministry are included.
(Note: Breakout sessions are free to KAP partners and their wives. Learn more about becoming a Kingdom Agenda Pastor here.)
This event is hosted by Kingdom Agenda Pastors and The Urban Alternative. For more information about the Kingdom Leaders Summit, visit www.Kap2021.com.

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most respected pastors in America. The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 40 years. Dr. Evans is also president of the Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,400 stations throughout the world and is also broadcast on television. Along with being founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and founder and president of The Urban Alternative, Dr. Evans is former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Dr. Evans holds the unique honor of being the first African American to publish a complete commentary and study Bible. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about Dr. Tony Evans, visit www.TonyEvans.org.

Dr. Tony Evans Issues a Clarion Call to Christian Men in “Kingdom Men Rising”

In his new book, Kingdom Men Rising (April 6, 2021, Bethany House), Dr. Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX, and president of The Urban Alternative, issues “a call to men to growth and greater influence”. Addressing the “national crisis” of men failing themselves, their families, their communities and thus the nation as a whole by not reaching the level God created them for, Evans encourages Christian men to “step up” and answer God’s divine call for their lives rather than succumbing to society’s misguided attempts to minimize, redefine, and render ineffective the important role men serve. It is not enough just to believe God has big plans for you, Evans says. Instead, he pushes men to ask the difficult questions: “You believe this is true, but what is your own responsibility as a man when it comes to becoming all He created you to be? How can you walk in victory and faith and make an impact on others?”

Kingdom Men Rising “challenges men to foster personal growth and apply discipleship skills and a leadership mindset to all areas of life. Dr. Tony Evans brings his insights, stories, and wise counsel from God’s Word to clear all obstacles in your path, leading you to the abundant life you’ve been called to live. And along the way, you’ll find your heart stirred to reach for more, no longer settling for a faith that just goes through the motions. Topics include personal development, the importance of helping others grow, and how to leave a legacy of faith and godly influence.

“Replace purposelessness, boredom, and regret with vibrancy, power, and strength. Let Kingdom Men Rising help you take the next step in your faith to become the powerful man of God you are destined to be.”

Kingdom Men Rising is available at TonyEvans.org, Amazon.com, and wherever fine books are sold. Purchase your copy today and start to cultivate transformation in your life.


Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most respected pastors in America. The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 40 years. Dr. Evans is also president of the Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,400 stations throughout the world and is also broadcast on television. Dr. Evans holds the unique honor of being the first African American to publish a complete commentary and study Bible. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about Dr. Tony Evans, visit www.TonyEvans.org.

The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 5 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #724)

Welcome to The Prophet Daniel’s Report. This is report #724.

My name is Daniel Whyte III here to remind you that Jesus Christ is coming back soon and that you need to be prepared. This broadcast is not about predictions, nor is it about setting dates as some foolishly have done, however it is all about preparation.

First, today, let’s look at some Signs of His Coming in the news.

The disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 24:3, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Jesus Christ gave them (and us) clear signs that show us when we can begin to expect to see the Coming of the Lord and the end of the world. Looking at world events through the lens of the Word of God, let’s look at some headlines from today’s news that point to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

First, today, under the Sign category of PESTILENCES & FATAL EPIDEMIC DISEASES — According to a Johns Hopkins University tally, the global death toll attributed to the novel coronavirus hit 2,600,063 early Tuesday. In the year since the virus was first identified in Wuhan [WOO-HAHN], China, it has infected at least 117,148,248 people worldwide.

Second, today, under the Sign category of EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERS PLACES — According to Yahoo News, Southwest Iceland is currently experiencing a “swarm” of seismic activity, with more than 20,000 earthquakes recorded since February 24, according to the the Icelandic Meteorological Office. The office said magma movements are likely the cause of the current surge on the Reykjanes Peninsula, raising fears of a volcanic eruption. There have been more than 3,100 earthquakes on the peninsula in the past 48 hours alone, according to the office. At least 63 of them had a magnitude of 3 or higher. A magnitude 3 earthquake can be felt, but rarely causes damage; as the number increases, the earthquakes become more dangerous. Similar bursts of seismic activity in the country have previously caused volcanic eruptions.

Third, today, under the Sign category of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS — According to the Jerusalem Post, India’s central counterterrorism agencies have concluded that a local Shi’ite terrorist cell backed by Iran’s IRGC Quds Force was behind the attack that targeted the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi late January. Evidence collected at the scene of the blast pointed to Iran’s involvement early on in the investigation. A handwritten note in English found at the blast site was addressed to Israel’s Ambassador to India Ron Malka, warning Israel of revenge for the assassinations of Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani in January 2020 and Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in November 2020. CCTV footage of the blast site revealed that a cab had dropped two people near the embassy shortly before the bomb went off. According to India’s counterterrorism experts who led the investigation, the attack was part of Iran’s asymmetric warfare campaign waged against Israel.

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Now, it’s time for Prophecy Bootcamp.

Prophecy Bootcamp is where we deal with the basics of prophecy, the Second Coming of Christ, and what will happen in the future according to the Bible. Our aim here is not to make predictions but to help you get prepared by understanding how things will unfold in the end times.

Our topic for today is titled “The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 5: Titles of the Antichrist, Part 2” from Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson’s book “The Essential Guide to Bible Prophecy.”

The abomination. “When you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place…”.

The little horn. “I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and amouth speaking pompous words”.

The insolent king. “In the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their fullness, a king shall arise, having fierce features”.

The ruler who is to come. “After the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off…and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary”.

Lord willing, we will continue looking at this topic in our next podcast.

In closing, let’s consider what God wants you and I to do in light of His Second Coming.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 19:13 to “Occupy till I come.” In light of that, we are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. It is a collection of what he called “prophetic tracts” that focus on the believer’s duty in light of the signs which point to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

This section is titled, “Scattered Israel to be Gathered” (Part 24). J.C. Ryle writes:

Now is there anything contrary to this gathering in the New Testament? I cannot find a single word. So far from this being the case, I find a chapter in the Epistle to the Romans where the subject is fully discussed. An inspired Apostle speaks there of Israel being once more “received” into God’s favour, “graffed in,” and “saved.”

Is there anything impossible in this gathering of Israel? Who talks of impossibilities? If an infidel, let him explain the present condition and past history of Israel, if he can; and when he has solved that mighty problem, we may listen to him. If a Christian, let him think again before he talks of anything being impossible with God. Let him read the vision of the dry bones in Ezekiel, and mark to whom that vision applies. Let him look to his own conversion and resurrection from the death of trespasses and sins, and recall the unworthy thought that anything is too hard for the Lord.

If the Lord tarries His Coming and we live, we will continue looking at this topic in our next broadcast/podcast.

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CLOSING PRAYER
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Remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Matthew 24:44 says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

If you are not ready for the Return of Jesus Christ, may I encourage you to get ready today by receiving Him as your Savior. Here is how:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…” Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here is the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. Let us join in the prayer of John the Revelator — “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” God bless you.

The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #723)

Welcome to The Prophet Daniel’s Report. This is report #723.

My name is Daniel Whyte III here to remind you that Jesus Christ is coming back soon and that you need to be prepared. This broadcast is not about predictions, nor is it about setting dates as some foolishly have done, however it is all about preparation.

First, today, let’s look at some Signs of His Coming in the news.

The disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 24:3, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Jesus Christ gave them (and us) clear signs that show us when we can begin to expect to see the Coming of the Lord and the end of the world. Looking at world events through the lens of the Word of God, let’s look at some headlines from today’s news that point to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

First, today, under the Sign category of PESTILENCES & FATAL EPIDEMIC DISEASES — According to a Johns Hopkins University tally, the global death toll attributed to the novel coronavirus hit 2,537,616 early Tuesday. In the year since the virus was first identified in Wuhan [WOO-HAHN], China, it has infected at least 114,420,213 people worldwide.

Second, today, under the Sign category of TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST — According to BBC News, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has blamed Iran for an explosion that damaged an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last week. The MV Helios Ray, a vehicle carrier, was travelling from Saudi Arabia to Singapore when an explosion reportedly ripped holes in both sides of its hull. Netanyahu told Kan Radio, without providing any evidence, “This was indeed an operation by Iran. That is clear.” Iran’s foreign ministry said it strongly rejected the accusation. Netanyahu’s remarks were broadcast hours after a monitoring group reported that Israeli missile strikes had targeted Iranian forces in Syria. It is not yet clear what caused the explosion that damaged the Helios Ray on Thursday night. But the ship’s owner said that it left two holes in the hull about ft in diameter, just above the waterline.

Third, today, under the Sign category of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS — According to the Jerusalem Post, the U.S. Air Force said on Friday B-1 bombers flew the first Bomber Task Force mission since deployment to Norway, a show of force near Russian naval bases. The two bombers arrived in Norway earlier this week. Support aircraft and over 200 Air Force personnel arrived at Orland Air Base, where Norway’s F-35 fleet is also stationed, in the first week of February. On Friday, the planes “conducted tactical missions with Norwegian F-35 and Norwegian naval assets in the Norwegian Sea.” The sea, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean in the Arctic area, is adjacent to the Barents Sea, waters regarded as “Russia’s Naval Backyard” and the home of the Russian Northern Fleet’s ballistic missile submarines.

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Now, it’s time for Prophecy Bootcamp.

Prophecy Bootcamp is where we deal with the basics of prophecy, the Second Coming of Christ, and what will happen in the future according to the Bible. Our aim here is not to make predictions but to help you get prepared by understanding how things will unfold in the end times.

Our topic for today is titled “The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 4: Titles of the Antichrist, Part 1” from Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson’s book “The Essential Guide to Bible Prophecy.”

The Antichrist is known by several names and titles in the Bible. Each one provides a unique glimpse of his diabolical character and nature. Together, they present a portrait that leaves little to the imagination.

A beast. “I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name” (Revelation 13:1).

The man of sin. “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition” (2 Thessalonians 2:3).

The lawless one. “The lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will consume with the breath of his mouth and destroy with the brightness of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:8).

Lord willing, we will continue looking at this topic in our next podcast.

In closing, let’s consider what God wants you and I to do in light of His Second Coming.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 19:13 to “Occupy till I come.” In light of that, we are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. It is a collection of what he called “prophetic tracts” that focus on the believer’s duty in light of the signs which point to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

This section is titled, “Scattered Israel to be Gathered” (Part 23). J.C. Ryle writes:

I must ask you to believe that the subject admits of being drawn out at far greater length than the limits of this address allow. I am resolved, however, not to encumber it by entering on topics of comparatively subordinate importance. I will not complicate it by dwelling on the manner in which Israel shall be gathered, and the particular events which shall accompany the gathering. I might show you by Scriptural evidence that the Jews will probably first be gathered in an unconverted state, though humbled: and will afterwards be taught to look to Him whom they have pierced, through much tribulation.–I might speak of the future glory of Jerusalem, after the Jews are restored, and the last siege which it shall endure, as described by Zechariah and by our Lord Jesus Christ.–But I forbear. I will not travel beyond the bounds of my text. I think it better to present its weighty promise to you in its naked simplicity. “Israel scattered shall yet be gathered.” This is the future prospect of the Jew.

If the Lord tarries His Coming and we live, we will continue looking at this topic in our next broadcast/podcast.

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CLOSING PRAYER
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Remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Matthew 24:44 says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

If you are not ready for the Return of Jesus Christ, may I encourage you to get ready today by receiving Him as your Savior. Here is how:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…” Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here is the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. Let us join in the prayer of John the Revelator — “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” God bless you.

The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #722)

Welcome to The Prophet Daniel’s Report. This is report #722.

My name is Daniel Whyte III here to remind you that Jesus Christ is coming back soon and that you need to be prepared. This broadcast is not about predictions, nor is it about setting dates as some foolishly have done, however it is all about preparation.

First, today, let’s look at some Signs of His Coming in the news.

The disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 24:3, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Jesus Christ gave them (and us) clear signs that show us when we can begin to expect to see the Coming of the Lord and the end of the world. Looking at world events through the lens of the Word of God, let’s look at some headlines from today’s news that point to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

First, today, under the Sign category of PESTILENCES & FATAL EPIDEMIC DISEASES — According to a Johns Hopkins University tally, the global death toll attributed to the novel coronavirus hit 2,474,112 early Tuesday. In the year since the virus was first identified in Wuhan [WOO-HAHN], China, it has infected at least 111,720,297 people worldwide.

Second, today, under the Sign category of RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL — According to the Jerusalem Post, Equatorial Guinea [GI-NEE] plans to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the first such pledge of its kind under the new administration of US President Joe Biden. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Equatorial Guinea’s [GI-NEE’s] President Teodoro Mbasogo [TAY-OH-DOOR-OH M-BAH-SOH-GOH] on Friday, after which his office released a statement. Netanyahu said he welcomed the trend to relocate embassies to Jerusalem, and noted in particular that this pledge was part of Israel’s growing ties with Africa. Israel is returning to Africa and Africa is returning to Israel, Netanyahu told Mbasogo [M-BAH-SOH-GOH] . The president said that the whole of Africa welcomed Israel with open arms. To date the only two countries with embassies in Jerusalem are the United States and Guatemala. Until 2018, all embassies were located in the Tel Aviv area as a sign of the international community’s rejection of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Third, today, under the Sign category of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS — According to the Jerusalem Post, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday if Israel has to fight with Hezbollah, “the ground in Lebanon will tremble, and the terrorist organization will be severely hit.” Gantz said in a speech commemorating soldiers whose burial place is unknown, “Even now, in spite of the fact that Israel has the strongest armed forces in the Middle East,” there are still elements that are threatening the country with “days of battle.” Gantz said, “And if there will be days of battle on the different fronts, it will be difficult for the Israeli home front, but it would be considerably more difficult for our enemies. This is true in particular of Hezbollah and Hamas, both of whom are violating international law by developing offensive capacity for operation within civilian populations. Facing that type of threat, the IDF is prepared to use whatever force necessary. Hezbollah would take a serious hit, and Lebanon would feel it.” Gantz’s comments come as the IDF intelligence assessed in its annual prediction of 2021 that Hezbollah is deterred and will not drag Israel into a war, but it will try to initiate “days of battle” in which the combat is limited.

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Now, it’s time for Prophecy Bootcamp.

Prophecy Bootcamp is where we deal with the basics of prophecy, the Second Coming of Christ, and what will happen in the future according to the Bible. Our aim here is not to make predictions but to help you get prepared by understanding how things will unfold in the end times.

Our topic for today is titled “The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 3: The Spirit of the Antichrist, Part 2” from Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson’s book “The Essential Guide to Bible Prophecy.”

“Antichrist” in the NIV

indicates that the end is near: “You have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour” (1 John 2:18).

denies the Father and the Son: “Such a person is the antichrist–denying the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22).

does not acknowledge Jesus: “Every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist” (1 John 4:3).

does not acknowledge Jesus came to earth in human form: “Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist” (2 John 7).

Lord willing, we will continue looking at this topic in our next podcast.

In closing, let’s consider what God wants you and I to do in light of His Second Coming.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 19:13 to “Occupy till I come.” In light of that, we are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. It is a collection of what he called “prophetic tracts” that focus on the believer’s duty in light of the signs which point to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

This section is titled, “Scattered Israel to be Gathered” (Part 22). J.C. Ryle writes:

(10) Hear, lastly, what Jeremiah says: “For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.”–“For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee; but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.”

I place these texts before you without note or comment. I only wish that they may be weighed and examined, and the several chapters from which they are taken read carefully. I believe there is one common remark that applies to them all. They all point to a time which is yet future. They all predict the final gathering of the Jewish nation from the four quarters of the globe, and their restoration to their own land.

If the Lord tarries His Coming and we live, we will continue looking at this topic in our next broadcast/podcast.

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CLOSING PRAYER
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Remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Matthew 24:44 says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

If you are not ready for the Return of Jesus Christ, may I encourage you to get ready today by receiving Him as your Savior. Here is how:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…” Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here is the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. Let us join in the prayer of John the Revelator — “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” God bless you.

The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 2: (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #721)

Welcome to The Prophet Daniel’s Report. This is report #721.

My name is Daniel Whyte III here to remind you that Jesus Christ is coming back soon and that you need to be prepared. This broadcast is not about predictions, nor is it about setting dates as some foolishly have done, however it is all about preparation.

First, today, let’s look at some Signs of His Coming in the news.

The disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 24:3, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Jesus Christ gave them (and us) clear signs that show us when we can begin to expect to see the Coming of the Lord and the end of the world. Looking at world events through the lens of the Word of God, let’s look at some headlines from today’s news that point to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

First, today, under the Sign category of PESTILENCES & FATAL EPIDEMIC DISEASES — According to a Johns Hopkins University tally, the global death toll attributed to the novel coronavirus hit 2,407,537 early Tuesday. In the seven months since the virus was first identified in Wuhan [WOO-HAHN], China, it has infected at least 109,140,617 people worldwide.

Second, today, under the Sign category of TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST — According to the New York Post, according to a new report Iran’s chief nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh [MOH-SEHN FAH-KREE-ZAH-DEH] was assassinated by a team of Israeli spies who used a 1-ton, remote-controlled machine gun that had been smuggled into the country in pieces. The team of over 20 Mossad agents, some of whom were Iranian nationals, spent eight months gathering surveillance and planning the hit before the weapon pumped 13 bullets into Fakhrizadeh [FAH-KREE-ZAH-DEH] on Nov. 27 as he was driven from Tehran to his residence. According to London’s Jewish Chronicle, the gun was so accurate that neither the 59-year-old’s wife nor any of his 12 bodyguards were hurt in the attack in Absard, which reported that the weapon was fired remotely from a Nissan pickup. The heavy gun also included a bomb, which destroyed the evidence after the strike. Israeli analysts have concluded that the death of the so-called “father” of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program has extended the period of time it would take Tehran to achieve a bomb from about 3 and a half months to at least two years, and the Iranian regime has secretly assessed that it will take six years before a replacement for Fakhrizadeh [FAH-KREE-ZAH-DEH] becomes fully operational.

Third, today, under the Sign category of EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERS PLACES — According to NBC News, A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, which was home to one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters almost a decade ago. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake — which it initially said had a magnitude of 7.1 — struck at 11:08 p.m. local time at a depth of 34 miles. It said fourteen aftershocks were recorded and a tsunami warning had not been issued. The quake was also felt in Japan’s capital, Tokyo.

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Now, it’s time for Prophecy Bootcamp.

Prophecy Bootcamp is where we deal with the basics of prophecy, the Second Coming of Christ, and what will happen in the future according to the Bible. Our aim here is not to make predictions but to help you get prepared by understanding how things will unfold in the end times.

Our topic for today is titled “The Rise of the Antichrist, Part 2: The Spirit of the Antichrist, Part 1” from Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson’s book “The Essential Guide to Bible Prophecy.”

We can be certain that in the broadest sense, “the spirit of Antichrist” is already at work. It does everything it can to undermine, deny, and reject the truth about Jesus Christ. That spirit has been here since the first century, actively opposing the work of Christ on earth.

From the very beginning of the Christian era, believers were convinced that a world ruler would eventually come on the scene who was the embodiment of Satan. Revelation 12-13 presents an unholy trinity that aligns Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet against the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Thus, the real power behind the Antichrist is Satan. The “father of lies” is the perpetrator of the human manifestation of the world’s greatest liar and the source of the lie that will condemn multitudes to divine judgment.

Lord willing, we will continue looking at this topic in our next podcast.

In closing, let’s consider what God wants you and I to do in light of His Second Coming.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 19:13 to “Occupy till I come.” In light of that, we are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. It is a collection of what he called “prophetic tracts” that focus on the believer’s duty in light of the signs which point to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

This section is titled, “Scattered Israel to be Gathered” (Part 21). J.C. Ryle writes:

(9) Hear what Zechariah says: “And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them. And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the Lord. I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased. And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again. I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.”

If the Lord tarries His Coming and we live, we will continue looking at this topic in our next broadcast/podcast.

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CLOSING PRAYER
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Remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Matthew 24:44 says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

If you are not ready for the Return of Jesus Christ, may I encourage you to get ready today by receiving Him as your Savior. Here is how:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…” Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here is the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. Let us join in the prayer of John the Revelator — “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” God bless you.