4-18-16: Too much shakin’ going on

Thoughts and prayers go to out all the affected areas and people within from the truly crazy  and yes, unprecedented amount of major earthquake activity that has occurred inside of a weeks’ time ranging from twice in 28 hours in Japan in the same spot in the 7s, Guatemala, Ecuador, Tonga and….  anything else coming?  I hope not but this is the time period we live in. It’s not going to get better.



The first gender neutral bathroom at the White House.

We’re not even a year since the SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage and look at all that’s happened since then.  Now this.

“If these aren’t the end days I’ll shave my head and become a Buddhist!” – L.A. Marzulli



Yes, that’s a third quake in Japan.  Two aftershocks so far.


Compelling drone footage out of Japan of post quake damage.

Ecuador is sadly the even bigger story with 350 dead and counting after a monster 7.8 earthquake hit there. That quake was so powerful that the entire USA continent was shaking for many hours afterwards:  https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1174


^^ That is an example of what’s happening in Ecquador right now.  Awful. Please pray for these people and if there are solid avenues for charity and support, do as you felt led.

To my friends out there in California? I issue you a friendly heads up.

Business as usual?  I don’t think so and begrudgingly neither do scientists:


Are we all getting used to the words and concepts “unusual” and “unprecedented” yet?
So the quake activity doesn’t fit the conventional wisdom huh?  Imagine that. I feel like I read that in Matthew 24 just  last night…oh wait, I did.


^^ There comes a point  in the Tribulation where the excuses and  “explanations” go away and everyone ultimately knows it’s God vs Satan but before that…. this is I’m sure typical of the kind of thing we’ll continue to see and hear.  They always think they have an answer for everything.   I’m sure some of the explanation for the early plagues and judgements are going to be doozies.



These quakes are “just an unfortunate”  coincidence. Nothing to see here. Move along.


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Israel has figured out a way tech wise to detect the underground tunnels that never stopped and went away so that’s the beginning of the end of that concept.


It’s a given that another war and likely the final one between Israel and Hamas is not far off and inevitable. Israel has made no bones about it: The next time is the last time. All that one wonders is: Will it be just these two or will it be something bigger like say, an eventual Psalm 83 scenario?

The reason Israel is waiting is I expect they will allow Hamas to make the mistake of taking the first shot so there are no questions in anyone’s minds about what happened after that.  Of course we can expect the UN and the world to immediately condemn Israel no matter what but I suspect this might be the mindset here.  I doubt Israel would attack first unless they saw a clear and present danger that had to be put down.  Then, of course, they would be immediately condemned for that as well.

Israel has stated repeatedly that the next war with Hamas will be the last war.


Breakings news: Another terrorist attack in Jerusalem. A bus bomb…20 injured…developing.  Just another day, right?  When do they get sick of living like this day-to-day?  When is enough finally enough?

In this same vein:


Israel says they are keeping the Golan Heights no matter what.

Syrian response:  http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syrian-official-answers-Netanyahu-We-will-use-all-available-means-to-recapture-the-Golan-451484

Syrian foreign minister makes military threats and says they will take it back no matter what.

How long do you all think all of this will hang on a string with everyone playing chicken and who blinks first? Decades?  No way.


Jordan cancels plans for 24/7 cameras on Temple Mount
Stay of execution. Only because Palestinians objected. No other consideration.  This concept will happen at some point.



Russia and the USA keep having these “brush bys” and I would hazard a guess about what it means past this: Putin has no respect for our leadership starting with the puppet in chief and why should he? He’s doing this because he can. It’s that simple.  I still am not convinced that a war between the Americans and Russians is in the near future because frankly it’s more trouble than it’s worth and like it or lump it: If you crash the USA, you crash the world. If our stock market goes down 50 percent everyone else goes down at least 80.

The New World Order will have one chance and one shot to put their system and their man in. They will have to make it count.  Just remember that.




Back in the USA goes slowly but surely. What a hopeless mess.



Electronic skin that stars phasing out the middleman smartphone.   We can have digital display on our person and all that goes with it.   Is this the next step towards the eventual Mark of the Beast concept that the Antichrist will make use of?  I have no doubt it’s a stepping stone concept that will folder into a larger scheme. For now we’re still getting the populace conditioned to tatoos, self mutilating, and now things like this but  a couple of months ago I had even posted on this blog that analysts were talking about the “post smartphone world is sooner than anyone thinks” and I think this goes to it.   As appallingly dependent as everyone is on their smartphones now, how do you replace something like that and with what? Brain chips? Virtual reality?  Nothing I will have anything to do with. No thanks.

I have a hard time imagining all this high tech… nothing wrong with it at face value… won’t ultimately be exploited by the world dictator when the times comes and yes, I personally believe the Mark of the Beast will be more than a tattoo.   It’s nothing I would ever argue about with anyone and no, I can’t be dogmatic about it but it’s hard to imagine how the high tech wouldn’t be a factor in the whole thing somehow.   Something to chew on.



The Bosnia sphere.  

Let’s face it: No one really has a solid explanation for this thing yet.  I don’t either to be fair.   There are certain kinds of tests and measurements I wish could be done on it but I suspect never will be. I expect this to disappear soon.  I’m amazed it’s lasted in “news circulation” even this long.


Stories like these make me chuckle.

Scientists are baffled that the pace of the universe expansion isn’t going at the rate they think it should. It’s going “faster than it’s supposed to.”  According to whom?

Better get used to this sort of thing.   To use the old saying: We ain’ seen nuthin’ yet.



The Daily Round-Up 11-12-2015



Prehistoric ‘Stonehenge’ monument in Golan Heights fuels mystery

One of the most mysterious structures in the Middle East went unnoticed for centuries in a field in northern Israel.

There is no mystery about it if you know your Bible or even your history like Josephus.  This sure doesn’t fit in with the Darwinist narrative, does it, so let’s either ignore it or throw the alien canard at it again!



Construction has begun on the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile

I love astronomy but I really do have to wonder what’s behind this push and then I think about all this alien talk from everyone from the Vatican on down and I think about great delusions mentioned in 2 Thessalonians and I wonder no more. The give away here is who is behind it and how much money is involved. Doesn’t Chile have many other more important things they need to spend money on before they spend it on something like this?  That question could go to a number of countries starting with the USA and our 60 year old rotting infrastructure but I digress.



NSA whistleblower: No software is ‘safe from surveillance’

A former NSA official said the agency has “more resources” for surveillance than the average user can ever hope to defend against.

No question about it.  But it’s all for our safety against “evil doer terrorists.”   Right.



ISIS continues to make overt threats against Russia.   At this point I have to admit I’m mildly perplexed that the Russians have been seemingly dragging their feet on this downed airline incident.  We all know that thing didn’t go down for technical issues the day it happened.


Intel on ‘two-hour timer’ uncovered in Russian jet crash investigation

That has all kinds of ramifications to it. Why two hours? Where can you get to in two hours from point of that flight’s origin? Broadly speaking, perhaps it was a “mercy” that whatever the real plan for this was a botch because I suspect it was going to mean a lot more than the already near 300 person loss of life that sadly happened here.

I can only assume the Russians are deliberately dotting their is, crossing their ts, and acting all understated and at the right time…unlike the West and especially the United States…it’s going to be real force, shock and awe, and no way will Putin meander around for years on end with no end in sight.


Here comes Hezbollah!  Everyone is jumping into the “Syrian War” as it’s being euphemistically called.  This is no surprise since Hebzollah are extension of Iran and Iran, Syria, and Russia have been making all Ezekiel 38 style nice-nice with each other.


Bread and circuses. The most lackluster so called choices I’ve ever seen in my life.  That’s a sign of a country under judgement, folks. When you have no real leaders, no real statesmen, and your left with the likes of this and worse.   That letter in front of the name is meaningless.



Transgender Jesus… it’s always Jesus and the Christian worldview that gets singled out.  Hostile witness.

I dare them to have the guts to do this with Muhammad. They won’t because they know there would be a body count.  Let’s get real here.

Dunkin’  Donuts >  Starbucks.

Book Review: The Final Babylon

Students of the Bible and particularly Bible Prophecy cannot afford to leave any stone unturned in their studies just because it might ruffle their patriotic feathers or demolish some preconceived notion. The subject is too important. The Final Babylon, written by authors Douglas W. Krieger, Dene McGriff, and S. Douglas Woodward, is one such book requiring this sort of open-mindedness. Even if you totally disagree with the arguments presented in the book, you will still come away challenged and edified. You can’t lose. Hence, at the outset, I challenge you to take it up. The scholarship is evident throughout. This book is a most impressive effort and a very good read.

So what are we dealing with in The Final Babylon? Probably the biggest issue is simply this: Is America mentioned in Bible prophecy? I am unsure as to what the official score might be on this, but it has to be one of the leading questions amongst Christians today and perhaps a growing number of non-Christians as well.

I’ve got some bad news for you potentially: Yes, contrary to popular evangelical opinion, America may well be in Bible prophecy – even in a very prominent role. Unfortunately, it may be wearing the black hat. This could be an example where the answer has been right in front of our noses the whole time. Due to our patriotism, we had a blind eye.

That, in a nutshell, is the thesis of the new book The Final Babylon. This book has already rattled a few cages and continues to challenge a number of well-established viewpoints on Bible prophecy. However, the ideas are presented in a fair, thorough, scholarly, and gracious manner. Prepare to be have your current view stretched. Prepare to have your life agenda challenged. Prepare to have YOUR cage rattled by experts who know what they are talking about.

Below is a link to a written dialogue between L.A. Marzulli and The Final Babylon’s three authors. It is the best overview of the entire subject and concept I have seen so far. I highly recommend you read this to get a good handle on the most controversial aspects of their thesis. Noted friend, author, and film maker Marzulli did not lob any softballs with his prodding questions either. Check out the document here:


I was fortunate enough to meet the authors in person back in late July at Prophecy in the News’s Pike’s Peak Prophecy Conference (in Colorado Springs amidst the foothills of the Rockies). You can read about my Pike’s Peak adventure here: http://extraordinaryintelligence.com/pikes-peak-prophecy-summit-behind-the-scenes/   

The reason I refer to that travel log here is because my anecdotes regarding the Krieger, McGriff, and Woodward provide a bit more insight into their personalities as well as the premises of their presentations. Furthermore, given the book was released at the Colorado Springs conference those of us attending (about a thousand in all) were the first wave of people to get our hands on the book along with the nifty bonus of having them signed by the authors. We also had the opportunity to talk directly with them and ask a bunch of tough questions in our own right, all of which were generously and graciously answered usually with a surprising sense of humor. . They spent considerable time at their book table, on the floor on conference sessions, and also during official Q&A sessions recorded for DVD (now available at Prophecy in the News’ website here – see www.prophecyinthenews.com). Generally speaking, anyone attending the Pike’s Peak conference would be both eager and able to access the insights of this book.

I am familiar with Doug Woodward’s work through his website, his five other books, and his frequent appearances on the weekly Prophecy in the News telecast. I have come to appreciate his writing style, his approach, and especially his fair and even-keeled manner on any subject he tackles. Doug is a very meticulous and thorough researcher. In my opinion, he’s one of the best in the field. I am always eager to see what he might be working on next. Having read both of Woodward’s Power Quest books previously, I suspected they were leading up to a crescendo of sorts, so I wasn’t really surprised when I learned of this most recent project and its primary thesis. Considering the content, this book might have been called Power Quest 3, although the scope of The Final Babylon transcends what that hypothetical title implies.

I was not familiar with Woodward’s co-authors before reading The Final Babylon, so I made a point before the conference of visiting their website http://www.the-tribulation-network.com/ to read up a bit and get a sense of where they were coming from. After reading a number of papers at TribNet (as they nickname it), it was plain to see how these authors brought complementary theological concepts into play. Additionally, all three authors bring different professional specialties and real-life experiences to the table in addition to their own Biblical scholarship and three lifetimes of study.

As I read through the book, I found the authors don’t necessarily agree on everything. In fact this is one of the book’s strengths in the sense that “iron sharpens iron” – their primary perspective seems enhanced despite their differing positions on certain points (notably the timing of the rapture). In light of the weighty subject matter, getting three heads together is no easy task. It is a lesson in how Christians can disagree on some points but still build a strong consensus on a matter they deem vital to present to the believing community

As I stated above (in the linked “EI” piece about the conference), their table was a fun spot to visit, becoming a frequent stop for many attendees. The three men are clearly good friends and were smiling and enjoying the discussions despite the seriousness of the subject matter. This conviviality was present in their lectures and informal discussions at the conference as well as within the covers of their book.

The overall thesis of their current work is one with which very few American evangelicals will find comfort. The authors candidly admit they mean to ruffle a few feathers. However, perhaps no three people would be more pleased than they to be proven wrong, since their assertions are often disturbing. This humble attitude should be kept in mind when you are reading the book, because their arguments (and their documentation) will uncover numerous points that will challenge your pride in American achievement – at least in the political and corporate world within the USA for the past 60 years or so.

I say this, because I am often disappointed with the hostility I’ve seen directed towards their thesis including a few attacks on the authors themselves. People that have solid arguments do not need to resort to personal attacks and negative innuendo – especially people professing to be Christians. Once such attackers resort to emotional diatribe, you can be sure they are far less sure of their position than their sniping suggests! (Remember the admonitions in Galatians 5:22-23 and 1 Corinthians 13 supplying the proper instructions for Christians to deal with one another in love.) It is worth pointing this out in this context since I have noticed recently how these attacks are increasing. This continues to be a heartfelt concern of mine for, not too long ago, I felt prompted me to write the following exhortation. See my thoughts at https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/gossip-slander-deceit-backbiting-and-talebearing/

I will offer this assessment here: having prayerfully considered the book as a whole, when considered from several angles I honestly don’t know how their thesis can be proven wrong on their primary points.. There is no question that the Antichrist will have had much of his entrance into world prominence paved by the efforts of the United States. It seems plain enough the process of laying the groundwork for his future kingdom is underway in full force right now.

And yet, I admit some misgivings as I dived into this book which I must explain. On one hand, I was enthusiastic for I knew I would see solid scholarship and enjoy a great read. I anticipated I would be stretched by the challenge of America’s possible place in Bible prophecy. Consequently, I expected it to be a solid book and enjoyable as a good book on Bible prophecy often is – it reaffirms my faith. On the other hand, I have to admit that I also went into this wary of the “America is Babylon” argument simply because it has been done before – and much of that prior work was both sensationalist and sloppy. However, since there have also been responsible Biblical scholars who were at least sympathetic to the notion if not outright in favor of it, I began with a “let’s keep an open mind” attitude. By the way, those venerable scholars include no less than Dr. Noah Hutchings of Southwest Radio Church as well as the late J.R Church of Prophecy in the News.

I can understand those who might disagree with the “America is Babylon” thesis. I’m not sure I fully agree with it myself. I have personally believed for many years that America will be part of an even bigger empire under the banner of the New World Order. Most everyone in the prophetic community seems to agree with that assessment. Currently the USA spearheads the move toward “globalism” (so-called) for at least the last one hundred years. Consider Woodrow Wilson’s League of Nations; John D. Rockefeller’s United Nations; and last but not least, The Federal Reserve’s inception at Jekyll Island, GA, by a number of notable (if not notorious!) wealthy American elite – members of the “international bankers” which cross national boundaries to make a buck. These developments are all thanks to America’s political and financial plutocrats. We can clearly see the evidences of this coming New World Order all around us. And, as I said, acknowledging that the USA supplies this globalist leadership doesn’t spur much debate: America certainly occupies the driver’s seat.

Despite whether or not the book provides the right emphasis on the role of America vis-à-vis the New World Order, The Final Babylon may very well be one of the most important Bible prophecy books I have ever read in my thirty years of being a Christian. I have read many. I don’t make this judgment lightly. It is that challenging, provocative, and well documented. Timing is everything. Given the changes we’ve seen in America just since 9-11 and the clear acceleration of the prophetic time clock, especially considering the well-publicized tensions in Israel and the Middle East, a fresh and profound assessment of the USA’s place in the grand scheme of things is most needed. This is a critical juncture for America and for the planet. Many authorities and academics in the secular world know it, too. Given the lateness of the hour, you could certainly do far worse than read The Final Babylon as soon as you can get your hands on a copy.

The most sobering section in the book has to be the chapter that covers the rise to power of Hitler and how the church in Germany was completely duped by him. Christians were hoodwinked despite whether they were Protestant or Catholic. But the reason this chapter is so sobering and chilling lies in the fact that similar conditions exist in America right now and have for some time. Religious leaders want to impress secular leadership. Political leaders want to engender support among America’s faith communities. An alliance that promises “peace and quiet” instead of conflict such as we’ve seen between “Tea Partyers” and “Progressives” – may become the order of the day. Compromises in religious liberty are likely so that everyone can co-exist and “just get along.” That worries me.

Another compelling point: If you believe that the Lord will return within the next 30 years or so (as I and the authors do), then the current geo-political conditions in the world would most likely continue as is – meaning the USA will remain in the leadership role it holds today. For another nation or collection of nations to wrest control from America, a number of unlikely and large-scale changes would be necessary. In short, the world as we know it would have to be drastically altered. If you think about it, the time required for the United States to be replaced as the current leader of the New World Order (by the European Union or any other country) would take many decades, if not a century or more. Just considering how many biblical prophecies have already been or are currently being fulfilled makes that scenario pretty implausible.

There are numerous references made throughout the book to research done by Chris Pinto, Tom Horn, and Cris Putnam that help to support the core arguments of the book. Taken in total, the mountain of evidence paints an unmistakable picture of America as the “launching pad” for the Antichrist. Likewise, the book draws upon work done over the years by Gary Stearman and J.R. Church from Prophecy in the News. While reading The Final Babylon, J. R. Church’s Guardians of the Grail and Bloodline of the Antichrist books came to my mind on more than one occasion. Gary Stearman’s writings on Mystery Babylon also are supportive of the book’s thesis. To some degree, these all had their part in laying the groundwork for The Final Babylon. In the same vein,there is research mentioned in the books Petrus Romanus and Exo Vaticana (books co-authored by Tom Horn and Cris Putnam) which is referenced by Krieger, et al, which, while coming from a different place, still lends support to the thesis too. I also strongly recommend Chris Pinto’s documentaries about America. They too are mentioned prominently.

While The Final Babylon uses a good deal of logic and reference to the current world economic and political situation, it is not without biblical support. The authors unearthed many scriptures from both the Old and New Testaments to make their case. Many of those scriptures invite closer study. Jeremiah 50, 51, and Isaiah 47, for example, mention “The Daughter of Babylon” while Isaiah 13 mentions Babylon, but a Babylon at the end of history. Isaiah 23 talks of Tyre, but again, at the end of time. These passages name ancient empires which seem to come alive just before the Lord returns; therefore, they certainly do not describe a literal Babylon nor do they directly infer the City of Rome (and the “revived Roman Empire”) is the powerbase for Antichrist as the usual scenario does.

Speaking personally, I have no problems signing off on the idea that America could very well be “Daughter of Babylon.” I’m not sure I’m ready to take it past that, although again I could very well see America as part of something bigger that ends up being “the Final Babylon.” I certainly can see the argument that the fulfillment of Bible prophecy regarding the empire of Antichrist must consider the references to the ancient land of Phoenicia, its most notable city Tyre, and its later colonies including the “merchants of Tarshish.” That is a recurring theme in Old Testament prophecy. This is a critical point.

So, let me speak plainly: Every Christian should read this book! Why? Because if even a fraction of it is true then American Christians have a serious problem to which we had better wake up. If America is the power base of Antichrist then sitting on our hands is not an acceptable position! That’s why the book is ultimately so important. To reiterate: the quality of scholarship and painstaking research have resulted in a thought provoking argument that even disagreeable readers admit they have a hard time dismissing altogether. You cannot read this book and assume that life will be, henceforth, “business as usual.” Don’t let me scare you off. It is enjoyable as well as edifying to study such things because we all see “through a glass dimly” as 1 Corinthians 13:12 says. We yearn to know what the future holds. When studying Bible prophecy, it is important to maintain no more than a loose grip on your beliefs, because the Bible usually gives us only some of the broad “whats” without a lot of “hows.” By that I mean, we can’t necessary conclude “how we get from point A to point B.” In the times in which we now live, new details will emerge that may very well change the complexion of certain concepts. The book has to be viewed as an interpretation of how things might happen in the future based on the premise that the Lord is coming within the next two or three decades. It is based on analyzing current events and the players that exist today. In the same manner, this book provides yet another piece of a very large and complex puzzle. Still, the insights are so beneficial, it requires more than just a casual glance to take it all in and digest. You will likely need to read the book more than once as I do.

I wholeheartedly thank the three authors for following the Lord’s lead and the urgent prodding they no doubt felt to get this important and critical study out.

Finally, this is a Christ-centered book throughout. In other words, the most important message underlying the whole story is, of course, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The authors end the book with a call to action and a prayer of salvation for the reader with a sense of urgency given everything they have presented. I share that sense of urgency.

For further references and information on this book, I highly recommend watching the programs from Prophecy in the News where Gary Stearman interviews Doug Woodward regarding this book. The first program can be seen now here: http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/the-final-babylon/ A second 30-minute session is being released this weekend (October 19-21) and when that show has been uploaded to the PitN website, I will update this review accordingly.

From L.A. Marzulli: Throw the Bums Out!

Throw the Bums Out!.

I really can’t even attempt to try and say it better than this. I’m one of those “cynical conspiracy theory” types that really doesn’t believe in the system or that our votes counts worth two hoots for more reasons than one although I certainly agree with and appreciate the sentiments behind what’s being stated here.

We’ll simply swap out the window dressing for some more globalists with Rs or Ds by their names. It’s that simple. Don’t believe me? Look past speeches and rhetoric and look at voting records. Just start from 9-11-01 and work your way forward and I would think that would be more than enough to at least trip off your sensors that something’s a little fishy if nothing else.

I’m ready for a monarchy under King Jesus. Enough of this nonsense.

The “Rome invented Jesus Christ” Conspiracy Theory

The article and item in question: http://uk.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11201273.htm

The broad thesis is that Rome essentially invented Jesus. I kid you not.  You can read that mess for yourselves.

As good of a response as you can probably get to it here courtesy of Cris Putnam, co-author with Tom Horn of two must read books, Petrus Romanus and Exo Vaticana: http://www.logosapologia.org/?p=5281

Here are a couple of other well done write ups and critiques of this outlandish farce of a theory that probably has DaVinci Code writer Dan Brown even blushing.



A few comments of my own to add:

Secular sources like Josephus and Tacitus refer to Jesus. So does the Talmud. Everyone knows he existed regardless of their beliefs about who He was. Any scholar that wanted to be taken seriously abandoned this “try to prove Jesus didn’t exist” folly a long time ago.  It’s astonishing that there really are people left that want to be taken seriously trying to go after this failed thesis.

It takes more faith than I have to believe that many conspiracy elements could come together at the level this Atwill suggests.

How did the Roman Empire ever fall if there was that sort of Machiavellian genius at the helm?

This crackpot theory was dead on arrival.

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that some people go to not believe the Truth of John 3:16 and John 14.  Make sure you do.

From Raiders News Update/Tom Horn: BEAST TECH Investigation into secret project aimed at 2017

Part 1: http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/BeastTech1.htm

Part 2: http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/BeastTech2.htm

Part 3: http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/BeastTech3.htm

Part 4:  http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/BeastTech4.htm

EDIT ADD HOT OFF THE PRESSES: Part 5: http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/BeastTech5.htm

Make sure you sign up for the RNN email list so you can be kept up to date as this series continues on a weekly basis likely up to the point the book itself gets released. You don’t want to be out of the loop on this important information.

In roughly two months or less from the time I write this Tom Horn and a former police detective names Terry Cook will be releasing a joint project book that goes into much greater detail on what the following series in progress of articles indicates. This is important information that most of the church and the world simply doesn’t have a clue is going on. This is a perfect example of what I meant in the Kissinger write-up about how I have a very hard time imagining the present status quo being artificially dragged out another 50 years or even another 20 at the rate we’re going. If there’s anything to what’s being written about in these articles then all I can say to you again with urgency are two things:

1.) Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal savior who died in your place and mine for our sins?  Do you know Him as the alive and risen Savior today who is coming again soon?  If there’s anything you can glean from anything I’ve put on this blog so far it should be this: Time is running short to be playing games. You’re going to need to choose a side and you need to be on the winning side which is God’s otherwise whether you know it or not you will be on the losing side: Satan’s. Lucifer. The god of this world described in Ephesians 2.

Study the book of John. At the very least read chapters 3 and 14.
On that note:

2.) Luke 21:28

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Study that chapter and dig into to exactly what “these things” is referring to.

I’ll give you a hint: An increasing frequency and convergence of all the crazy things you see in the news every day, just for starters.  The birth pangs referred to in Matthew 24:8 specifically by Jesus Himself that would indicate being in the season of His return.

Wishing you all a blessed day in the Lord.