“The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the strained restless relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place—that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.” Education, p. 179. Have you not felt this? Have you not sensed that prophecy is being fulfilled before your very eyes? Have you not witnessed a volatile political and social unrest in our nation that will affect us and possibly usher us into a socialistic society? Are YOU Ready? The Lord’s Day Is Near!
Welcome to the fall of 2020!
God has put a fire in our hearts to shout warning messages as loudly as we possibly can while praying that hearts and minds are open to the urging of His Spirit! 2020 has been a very busy year for us as we have strived to study these ever-changing issues and bring them before God’s people through the blessed gift of 3ABN and its affiliate stations and the Internet through our Behold the Lamb Ministries YouTube channel and Facebook page.
We have produced programs such as: Trust in the Sure Word of Prophecy, Waging a Valiant Warfare Against Sin, Lawlessness, The Great Reset—Transforming the World!, VACCINES—for the Common Good, National Apostasy Followed by National Ruin, Move Out of the Cities—NOW!, America Shutting Down—a World of Fear and Uncertainty, and so on. These are indeed urgent times; we are on the brink of an even greater time of trouble than we are now experiencing with commentators and doctors alike warning that this winter could become a very dark period in our nation’s history!
“Angels are now restraining the winds of strife, that they may not blow until the world shall be warned of its coming doom; but a storm is gathering, ready to burst upon the earth; and when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there will be such a scene of strife as no pen can picture.” Education, p. 179.
As I type out this quote, tears are coming to my eyes. We have witnessed, in this year alone, terrible atrocities and disregard of human life and liberties either firsthand or via the internet and television stations. We are getting a grim picture of other superpower countries, such as China along with Russia, as to how greatly they are still at variance with the US. A Fox News documentary explored, and warned, of China’s enormous military build-up and how they have large missiles aimed at each of our US cities.
Why would they do this if all is well between our two nations? It is truly another example of the unfailing truth of God’s Word, “… Take heed that no man deceive you. … And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:4-8.
A skeptical mind will read the passage above and say, “All these events have occurred over and over throughout history.” And although that be true, students of the Word of God realize that time prophecy has ended and that, we are subsisting on “borrowed time” as it were. However, there are yet very few prophecies to be fulfilled before the second coming of Christ. Likewise, Christ NEVER stated that these events would happen only once in the course of world history; but, rather, because these events are occurring, they show that we are in a spiritual warfare! And they point to the ending of this warfare and that being “… the sign of His coming and the end of the world.” Matthew 24:3.
And if 2020 has taught us nothing else, it has CLEARLY taught us just how fast events can take place and change our world forever! Even our Constitutional rights are now clearly in question for the “common good of all.” Even this event has been handed down to those who study the Spirit of Prophecy where it is written that “. . . our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government.” Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 451. This repudiation constitutes a final rejection of all that is unique to the American experience and endeavor. It is an ultimate disavowal of the nation’s manifest destiny.
“Republicanism and Protestantism became the fundamental principles of the nation. These principles are the secret of its power and prosperity.” The Great Controversy, p. 441. When the very principles that underlie national greatness and prosperity are cast aside as obsolete and as belonging to an older isolationist and agrarian age, “national apostasy will be followed by national ruin.” The SDA Bible Commentary, Ellen G. White Comments, on Rev. 14:9-12, p. 977.
“The Bible, and the Bible only, gives a correct view of these things. Here are revealed the great final scenes in the history of our world, events that already are casting their shadows before, the sound of their approach causing the earth to tremble and men’s hearts to fail them for fear.” Education, p. 179.
As never before in our lifetime, we have heard people, even God’s people, cry out in fear. And, truly, without a very strong faith in Christ alone, these are concerning times. We think that we can see the possibility of a time without the basic necessities of daily living that we, as Americans, have depended upon all or most of our lives. The majority of people in our nation have never drunk from any source of water other than that which comes from the tap or an electrical water purification system. We don’t have a clue how to grow and preserve our own food—we depend on going to the nearest grocery store when our supplies become low. Cellars that were once used to store food in are such a thing of the past that most people would probably admit that they’ve never even heard of one.
Our homes are no longer set up for warmth in the winter with fireplaces/wood burners, or with high ceilings and transit windows for the rising of heat in the summers. And even as we contemplate these changes, there is a cost to converting back. There is a cost for people to move from the cities and own a piece of land from which they may provide sustenance. The thought of these costs can be overwhelming! Yet, there IS A COST, if we don’t prepare while we can! The “night” is coming when no man can work. (See John 9:4) We, as God’s people, need to be seeking His throne of mercy and asking Him to lead us to where we need to be living and what we must do in order to survive the small time of trouble. Fear will overtake those outside of His will.
Deuteronomy 31:6 reassures us that we are to, “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5 echoes this promise, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, ‘I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.’”
“Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. … They have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” Isaiah 24: 1 & 5. “Never since man was created had there been witnessed such a manifestation of divine power as when the law was proclaimed from Sinai. ‘The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God, the God of Israel.’ Psalm 68:8. Amid the most terrific convulsions of nature the voice of God, like a trumpet, was heard from the cloud. The mountain was shaken from base to summit, and the hosts of Israel, pale and trembling with terror, lay upon their faces upon the earth. He whose voice then shook the earth has declared, ‘Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also the heaven.’ Hebrews 12:26.
Says the Scripture, ‘The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation;’ ‘and the heavens and the earth shall shake.’ Jeremiah 25:30; Joel 3:16. And every mountain and island shall be moved out of its place. ‘The earth shall reel to and from like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.’ Isaiah 24:20.” Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 340. Soon, and very soon, we will meet the King! God’s Word has led His people safely thus far, and by the Power of the Holy Spirit, God will use it to see us safely through to His return!
I want you to think with me for a moment. We’ve been blessed with religious freedom for quite sometime now in this country. But, through the Word of God, we realize that in this great controversy between Good and evil, the enemy will employ force as we have never, as yet, experienced. Every earthly support will be cut off. And as a Bride of Christ, we MUST awake spiritually and have a connection with Christ like none that we’ve ever had before. That doesn’t just happen on a whim. YOU must choose to PLUG into the source of Light each day. YOU must choose to study, memorize, listen, and watch those sources of truth to gain as much information as possible while there is still time to do so.
None of us knows when we will begin to be cut off from this world’s sustenance; but, what will make YOU ready for this time is to NEVER be CUT OFF of GOD’S SUSTAINING GRACE, POWER, STRENGTH, AND COMFORT! Decide DAILY to make HIM first, all, and last of everything you do. Follow truth even if it cuts into your way of thinking and your desires. Lay YOUR ways and desires at the foot of the cross while praying that the mind of Christ will indeed become your mind. Ask Him to fully take control of your actions, reactions, thoughts, dreams, motives: your whole being! The future prophetic events are by no means anything that we can handle on our own through our own strength. Truly, we must draw so close to Christ that no longer will we fear the first death, because our faith is in the first resurrection!
By the unction of the Holy Spirit of God, Behold the Lamb Ministries is doing its part in this great spiritual saga. The Lord is inspiring straight messages of truth that pierce our hearts with decisions just as, by the grace of God, it is for thousands, yea, millions, of others who are listening and studying with us. Praise God for avenues such as 3ABN and social media that we are able to use to proclaim the 3-Angels’ Messages far and wide! And due to the seriousness of the times, we have begun to post more of our current messages on our Behold the Lamb YouTube channel rather than to only offer them to our TV viewers.
Recently, we released a 5-part series entitled, “Are YOU Qualified to Receive the Latter Rain?” This is a powerful series, as the Latter Rain of the Holy Spirit is a must if we are to stand firm for Christ, and His truth, in these last days. We are also in the process of putting this series into book form. We believe that this is a topic of great importance that transcends all of this political tension, vaccine concerns, anarchy, looting, and violence of every kind which we are now witnessing occurring on a daily basis. Why? So none of us will be “found wanting” in whichever trial or future temptation that will come our way.
Are YOU Ready? The Lord’s Day Is Near!
We want to GET GOD’s SAVING MESSAGES out to as many people as possible!
There is so little time but so MUCH to do!
Pray for us as we will be in prayer for you! Pray for safety, strength, courage, and financial means to keep BTLM moving forward in the work of the Lord! Pray that those whom we love dearly will WAKE UP to what is happening all around us and see that this world is wrapping up into one last great push for our worship and allegiance. Whom will YOU serve? WILL YOU BE READY TO STAND as was Joshua through any evil wind of strife and proclaim, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!” Joshua 24:15. This, indeed, is our prayer for YOU!
In His service,
Pastor Kenny & Sister Chris Shelton along with your BTLM Family