Wake Up Preachers!

“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.  The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”  Romans 13:11-12


“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.  And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to what his work shall be.”  Revelation 22:11-12


Recently I published a book about how the strong delusion (2 Thes. 2:11) could be happening before our very eyes.  The premise of the book is how, even if, President Trump were the Antichrist, the Church wouldn’t know it.  The book is titled Repent! and available for free on the website. 


I’m glad that I published it when I did.  The purpose of the book is not to declare that President Trump is the Antichrist, but rather to point out that even if someone like him has characteristics of being the Antichrist they would go unacknowledged by the church.  I’m very glad that the book was published prior to President Trump’s unveiling of the Israel peace plan.


For I would not want that to be a thesis of the book.  While it is mentioned, it was not a central point.  The central point was warning the apostate church to repent before it is too late.  The thesis was laid about the possibility of God already laying the foundation for the strong delusion that is spoken about (read the whole passage in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2).  Now things have changed and are a bit different, bear with me a moment:


“And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week.”  Daniel 9:27a


So for those preachers who can correctly understand that this is a time period of seven years, the 70th week, and that this is speaking of the Antichrist who confirms this covenant or peace deal with Israel, this is a big deal.  To these I say wake up preachers!


The purpose of All Will Stand is to remind every individual that ALL will stand before God Almighty.  Either as a Believer at the “judgment seat of Christ” (2 Cor. 5:10) or those who are unsaved, whose names are not written in the Book of Life, at the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev. 20:11-15).  The call is for all to repent and believe into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 


…”testifying both to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Acts 20:21


“But what does it say? The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the Word of Faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”  Romans 10:8-10


“For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;  not of works, that no one should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:8-10


The purpose of All Will Stand is also not to focus on politics, though political discussion in regards to what God’s Word says, when relevant, is necessary.  The focus is also not to be anti-President Trump.  Unfortunately there has been some recent times where it is necessary to point out the current events in light of the Bible.  All Will Stand is not necessarily against President Trump, he certainly does a lot of good things in comparison to the last administration.  Also it is quite clear that the opposition has lost their minds and are exceedingly evil in many ways.  However, that does not justify blind support of any leader.


Just as there are deacons in Churches who help to correct any issues that may arise, these things shouldn’t be ignored (1 Tim. 5:19).  Also, just because President Trump speaks at a pro-life rally, reaffirms prayer in schools and seems to be doing good for religious freedom in the United States, does not mean that clear warnings from the Bible should be ignored.


For, any reasonable preacher who knows God, should absolutely know that the telling characteristic of who the Antichrist is, is that he will confirm a peace deal with Israel.  Now I am not going to get off into the schematics of exactly what ‘confirm’ would mean.  Yet I am going to point out that God’s Word is quite clear in regarding to this.


As a friendly reminder, the Antichrist will not be unveiled until after the Rapture (2 Thes. 2:8), which makes me think that we who are Believers will not even see the signing ceremony.  So why focus on that as proof of the hour?  Certainly don’t wait until you see it with your own eyes!


Straight to the chase, every Bible-believing pastor in America should take note of ANYONE in our late hour who is claiming to resolve the Middle East crisis with a peace plan NO MATTER WHO that man is.  This is not to declare that that person in the Antichrist, but they must be necessity be a suspect.  This is not speculating, this is simply holding to what the Word of God clearly states.  You are forced to acknowledge, based upon the Bible, that any person who declares to have a peace deal MIGHT be the Antichrist, regardless of who that might be.


So many will say that there have been numerous presidents who have tried to get peace in the Middle East.  I would agree, nearly every administration, but these same people should note (probably they themselves believe it) that President Trump seems to get stuff done.  They trust him in the stock market, the economy, getting rid of the deep state, fixing this or that and what?…not possible to solve the Middle East crisis.  Consider some of these quotes:


“That’s the ultimate deal,” said Trump. “As a deal maker, I’d like to do … the deal that can’t be made. And to do it for humanity’s sake.”  – from Jerusalem Post regarding Middle East peace


“We want to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians. We will get it done,” Trump said. “We will be working so hard to get it done. I think there is a very good chance and I think we will.”


At a lunch later on, he was even bolder: “It is something that I think is frankly, maybe, not as difficult as people have thought over the years.” – The Atlantic


Also the fact that President Trump is highly likely Jewish, despite what anyone in the media proclaims, just adds to the seriousness of the situation.  In fact there are rabbis who believe that President Trump is from the house of David.  Consider what Benjamin Netanyahu recently said about President Trump peace deal at the Whitehouse press conference:


“Mr. President, your deal of the century is the opportunity of the century.  And rest assured Israel will not miss this opportunity.”


Please know that also Judaism states the coming messiah is simply a political leader, not God in the flesh…important to note that well.  Now if suddenly the president from Bolivia thought he had a good peace deal with Israel, he also must be a suspect.  Perhaps this is not the real peace deal, perhaps it does go nowhere.  However, I am strongly suggesting that now is the time to ensure that your congregation is right before God.  Now is the time to make sure that you clearly remind them of these things (or perhaps tell them for the first time) so that they are watching and ready (Matt. 24:42-44), whether or not this is it.


Now is the time to pound the pulpit, shaking the pews, even if by preaching God’s Truth there are those who get up and walk out.  Do not hold back preacher!  Wake up preacher!  How long do we have?  Should we not be making sure that the sheep are Saved, should we not be providing clear warning?!  Look at how far this world has went away from God. 


Preacher, the night is far spent…get going!  Wake up, there might not be much time left.  You have a duty to do.


Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”  1st Timothy 4:13


“Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will deliver both yourself and those who hear you.”  1st Timothy 4:16


Church Member: Preacher do you have a minute for a question?

Preacher: Sure, go ahead!

Church Member: I read on the internet that the Antichrist will be behind a peace treaty with Israel.  Is that true?

Preacher: Yes it is.  Even though we won’t be around to see it, the Antichrist won’t be unveiled until after the Rapture.

Church Member: Wouldn’t that mean that President Trump could be the Antichrist if he got his deal of the century peace plan with Israel passed?

Preacher: No!  President Trump would never be the Antichrist. 

Church Member: Well, what if he is the one who gets the peace deal to actual work?  Isn’t that what the Bible says?

Preacher: Well, perhaps it won’t be that deal.  There have been other deals before.  President Trump is fighting the evil that is out there.  Have you seen how bad the democratic party has gotten?  Do you know that they now aborting babies in New York state, even after they are born?  President Trump is working on fixing all of this, maybe he will even get Roe vs. Wade overturned.  In fact he is finally doing something about fixing all of these problems that we have in this country.  We don’t want to put nonsense out there like that.  We need Trump in office to make America great again, we need to support him.

Church Member: Doesn’t the Bible say that the Antichrist is a deceiver?  (Daniel 8:25)


“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.  And no wonder; for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”  2nd Corinthians 11:13-15