How Much Closer Are We Now | Jan Markel – Understanding the Times

Serve Him in the Waiting

By Jan Markel

We hear so much about “converging signs” today.  The Bible speaks about end-time signs that will increase like birth pangs near the end. I think we have passed the birth pang process, frankly. 

As a popular TV preacher said, “We’re no longer in Kansas, nor the Land of Oz.” Like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, we’re looking around and seeing that everything is different. Everything we once took for granted and considered normal has been fundamentally transformed and usually not for the better.

But God is allowing it all, even if He isn’t orchestrating chaos, as He is not a God of chaos.

Have you noted recent major stories and how they confirm the words of those of us saying that things aren’t falling apart, they are falling in place. Stories like . . .

  • Russia and Iran co-operating and conspiring (Ezekiel 38-39).
  • Gog is…

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The Ruse

Cross of Christ

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom. 12:1-2

I am thinking that if I were a writer of fiction, the title that I have come up with for this post – The Ruse – would bring in all the big book publishers crawling at my feet. Just thinking, though.

But what I am about to write in this post is stranger than fiction. Let me begin by saying that I am really peeved by the lie that prosperity preachers use to justify their incredible wealth and excessive lifestyles. They use the phrase: “We’ve paid our dues!”

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Pope Francis Unites the World and Deceives the Nations

The Trumpet Sound


The Pope’s rise to power and popularity on world stage bring many “Christians” out of the Truth and they together deceive the nations. This is what the Holy Spirit said a few days ago during my prayer. I was not particularly praying about it but it is the Father’s prerogative to interrupt the thoughts of those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.

I heard clearly in my spirit, “Many are coming out of the truth, deceiving the nations.” Simultaneously, the pope was impressed strongly in my heart. The timing was perfect as it was Sept. 21, the day before he landed in Washington. DC. for a tour of the US and the UN that certainly made history.

When God speaks of those coming out of the Truth, He definitely isn’t referring to the world which has always been on the wrong side of spiritual matters. He…

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Final Call

Heaven Bound

Image result for train leaving station

A picture is worth a thousand words. And, this one says it all. No dialogue is needed to know that this guy missed the last train out of town. How do we know it was the last train? Who would run yelling and screaming carrying a heavy bag if the next train out of town was due in 15 minutes.

The Kingdom of Heaven is like that. There is an open invitation to all. For the past two thousand years the master (Jesus) has been calling, “All aboard that’s coming aboard”.  And many have heeded that call. They have their tickets bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus and they’ve been ready for departure whenever and however it might  come –  either through death or through the rapture. But, they were ready.

But, like all planes, trains and automobiles (to borrow from a movie title) departure day finally does arrive and sometimes sooner…

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