America – The Glory Has Departed

America, America you were so very blessed.

You loved the Lord, and His truth you once professed.

You honored His Word and blessed His name,

but now you put them both to shame.

You were respected by allies and feared by foes;

a once free country, you now face many woes.

Of all the nations, God made you the very best,

but now your name, is oft’ said in jest.

You are so far removed from all you once possessed,

with people in every city thoroughly distressed.

America, turn back to the Lord before it’s too late,

and pray you have not already sealed your fate.

Hear the Lord’s pleas,

and fall on your knees.

Perhaps He will restore,

blessing you once again from shore to shore!

– Bill Rudge

Persecution is Coming to America

by Bill Rudge

Persecution and martyrdom of Christians has occurred for centuries in many countries, yet many believe that America is exempt. During the 1970s and 1980s when the church seemed so strong in the U.S., everybody thought it could never happen here.

Nevertheless, in an endeavor to prepare the Body of Christ for what God’s Word and Spirit revealed – I warned even then, that believers in the U.S. would one day be persecuted and possibly martyred. These days are rapidly approaching. (Keep in mind that for over 40 years Jeremiah prophesied of coming judgment before it was fulfilled by the invading Babylonians.)

Biblical Christians in America today are like the Jews were in Nazi Germany shortly before the “night of broken glass” – the only difference is we have nowhere to escape as persecution will eventually envelop the entire world.

The true underlying motivation for persecuting Christians by both the apostate church and the secular world is the very reason the media so enthusiastically touts aberrant and perverse behavior and lifestyles – hostility toward God and His Word. It is interesting to note that Scripture prophesied 2,000 years ago that end time believers would be persecuted for the Word of God and their testimony of Jesus.

For over 30 years I have been writing and speaking about an unprecedented wave of persecution coming to America, as well as in virtually every part of the world. Christians will face a level of persecution never before experienced in the U.S. or globally. It will cause some to deny their faith but will purify many others and plant the seeds for the long awaited revival – that will peak during the Tribulation period.

Jesus foretold a time when there would be “great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short” (Matthew 24:21, 22).

The greatest revival in history will occur during the Tribulation – in the midst of fierce persecution and apostasy (a falling away from the Lord and His Word). In spite of
the Gospel being suppressed and believers being oppressed, millions of people worldwide will come to faith in Jesus Christ. Coming out of the Tribulation will be:

a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands” (Revelation 7:9).

Terrorism Will Be Defeated

By Bill Rudge

Terrorists will not overcome the world (as many fear) but will be defeated. The war on terrorism is actually a catalyst moving us toward the establishment of a one-world regime seeking dominance over every person on this planet. A global coalition, eventually led by the prophesied Antichrist, will ultimately defeat terrorism. Scripture reveals that no human force will be able to wage war against the Antichrist and prevail. He will be given temporary authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.

The Antichrist will defeat and subdue the enemies of Israel in a pretense to be the Messiah. A peace treaty signed with Israel will, three-and-a-half years later, be broken as the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem is desecrated by the Antichrist. A holocaust of unparalleled proportions and a reign of horrific terror will commence making the heinous attacks and murders of today’s terrorists seem mild in comparison. A global bloodbath of Jews and believers in Jesus as Messiah will exceed anything the world has ever experienced.

The unveiling of the apostate church (“Mystery, Babylon the Great” of Revelation 17 and 18) is on the near horizon. This spiritual prostitute will wield great political power, limitless prosperity and unbounded perversion. In cahoots with the Antichrist, this apostate church will persecute and martyr anyone who is faithful to God. Ironically however, the Antichrist will throw his former ally, the apostate church, off his back and unleash horrible devastation on her.

Near the end of the Tribulation period, the Antichrist and his cohorts will gather at Armageddon with satanically inspired plans to finally annihilate Israel. Their futile mobilization will be quickly terminated with the awesome Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ spoken word is all it will take to defeat the Antichrist, the False Prophet and the armies of the world aligned with them.

Christ will then establish His Millennial Kingdom as He rules and reigns over this entire planet from His throne in Jerusalem. The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, and the peace promised at the time of Christ’s birth will finally be realized. True believers in Jesus Christ will rule and reign with Him throughout the Millennium and for all Eternity.