By Justin Edwards
Brannon Howse delivered an excellent show on Tuesday about recent headlines concerning UFO's. Usually these types of stories fall into the category of "news of the weird", but we are seeing them covered in major media outlets such as Foxnews and the Telegraph. The powers of darkness continue to increase as we approach the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. These UFO sightings are nothing more than demonic spirits penetrating into the physical realm. The world will soon witness the epitome of evil when the restraining power of the Holy Spirit is taken out of the way and the Antichrist and False Prophet come on the stage. As we get closer to that day, are you checking the pulse of your spiritual health? Are you ready for Christ to return? The hour is near, the time is urgent. Keep your lamps oiled and your wicks trimmed. You don't want to be left behind.
Following the description of Brannon's show, you will find a supporting article from Michael Mickey from the Rapture Alert, which is now hosted by Rapture Forums. I hope you take some time to listen to Brannon's show and read the article below. It just can't get any weirder, or can it?
Worldview Radio with Brannon Howse
Brannon is back on the air after traveling to and from Worldview Weekend Rallies on Friday and Monday: Download mp3
Topic One: United Nations appoints space ambassador to greet alien visitors. This is not a joke. Foxnews.com also reports that ex Air Force officers are worried that Aliens are monitoring our nukes. Over the past several years there has been an increasing rise in the interest of UFOs and alien life. Dr. Ron Carlson and Ed Decker writing in their book, Fast Facts on False Teaching believe that UNFOs are of a demonic realm and that the increase in sightings and the increase in a desire to contact alien life iare laying the foundation for the acceptance of the Antichrist.
Topic Two: TIME Magazine reports on Interfaith U. Claremont School of Theology is now offering classes in which they train pastors, rabbis and Imams under one roof. Brannon explains how the rise of a one-world religion, universalism and pluralism is laying the foundation for a one world leader that will unite all faiths under the coming one world religion. What does this mean for conservative Bible Believing Christians?
Topic Three: U.S. Education Secretary says he will work to make America's children "good environmental citizens". The push to teach America's children radical environmentalism, pluralism, pantheism and paganism fits with the coming one-world religion that will largely be based on radical environmentalism and pantheism.
Topic Four: We take your calls.
Take Me to Your Leader
By Michael Mickey
In bible prophecy we're told that, in the aftermath of the Rapture of the Church, God is going to permit a strong delusion to befall those left behind - one so powerful in scope that many are going to fall victim to whatever this delusion is ultimately going to be revealed to be. Those who do so will believe what is going to be among the greatest of lies, if not the singular greatest lie, ever communicated to humanity. Who will be the architect of this lie? Scripture appears to indicate it will be the one who bears the title of Wicked in 2nd Thessalonians 2:8. This Wicked to to be revealed in the aftermath of the Rapture is a man we commonly refer to as the Antichrist. Let's look at some scripture.
2nd Thessalonians 2:7-11:
7. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way.
8. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9. [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
The Antichrist is going to be much like Satan himself in his workings. He will amaze many through mechanisms scripture refer to as:
- Power - Dynamis in the original Greek, it means power for performing miracles, the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth, power and resources arising from numbers, power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, hosts.
- Signs - Sēmeion in the original Greek, it tells us the Antichrist my produce unusual occurrences, transcending the common course of nature. It may also mean he will portend remarkable events soon to happen.
- Lying Wonders - Pseudos in the original Greek is lying which means precisely what we would normally consider it to mean. In a broader sense, however, the word can mean that whatever the wonders of the Antichrist may seem to be, they are anything but! Teras is wonders in the original Greek, indicative of miracles which can be observed or seen.
Through power, signs and lying wonders, the Antichrist is going to become so influential over humanity we're told that power will be given to him over "all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." (Revelation 13:7) All of humanity "whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" will ultimately come to worship him. (Revelation 13:8) And when scripture indicates that mankind will worship him, it isn't referring to humanity simply admiring him. What humanity is going to do is going to be more akin to a dog licking the back of its master's hand than simply looking upon him as a great leader.
So, what kind of delusion could be so great, so utterly potent, that a world as divided as the one we presently inhabit could unite under the leadership of one seemingly amazing man? It's a question that begs an answer, but bible prophecy doesn't give us enough intimate descriptions of the strong delusion to come for us to draw any concrete conclusions.
Some conjecture based on current events
Once again, as has occurred and been documented in the past, humanity seems to be warming up, almost eerily, to the concept of mankind making contact with extraterrestrial beings. Let's look at some current examples in the news.
Recently, one of the pope's astronomers, addressing the issue of extraterrestrial beings coming into contact with mankind, said, "Any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul."
According to the Guardian, he said he would baptize an extraterrestrial if asked to by it. Furthermore, he said that the Vatican was well aware of the latest goings-on in scientific research, adding, "You'd be surprised."
Surprised? My admonition to anyone who reads this commentary is simple. Do not be surprised by anything contrary to the teachings of scripture in these last days, particularly where bizarre things being revealed to humanity is concerned in the aftermath of the Rapture of the Church. To be sure, what I'm getting at, as clearly as I can express it, is if the Rapture of the Church should occur tomorrow and reports of flying saucers appearing all around the globe simultaneously should flood the airwaves in the aftermath, no one should believe in ETs! Remember, a strong delusion is going to be permitted to be spilled onto humanity by Satan and his minions, for the express purpose of luring those who are presently rejoicing in their unrighteousness into believing a LIE. To reiterate, this lie isn't going to be your garden variety whopper, its origins are going to be supernatural in nature!
Not only do we have someone at the Vatican ready to receive an 'extraterrestrial' into our world and baptize it, a number of news sources, AOL and the Telegraph to name a few, are reporting that a number of ex-military officials, many of whom held high ranks and worked with nuclear weaponry, are preparing to go public with stories of UFO activity and peculiar events that I heard of while a member of the U.S. Air Force in the 1980s, not by anyone who was actually present to witness what these men are apparently going to discuss openly now, but through the grapevine --- stories that were told to me as being factual and, in some cases, recent.
Reportedly, Capt. Robert Salas, formerly of the United States Air Force, is going to publicly detail a March 16, 1967 incident that occurred at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana during which a UFO hovered above an Air Force facility and ten Minuteman III missiles were simultaneously deactivated. Having worked at many launch facilities and been on numerous Minuteman III silo locations in the performance of my duties, the story was of great interest to me when I first heard it as there seemed no earthly explanation for what I was told had happened, the specifics of which were probably no more detailed than what is being reported in the news today. At that point in my life I'd never considered the possibility that an incident of that nature could have been demonic in origin as I currently believe all UFO phenomena, both past and present, is. I didn't know what to think, quite frankly, as the Cold War was in high gear and there were always suspicions that there could be an earthly explanation - one that would be beyond frightening if the Soviet Union, for example, had been behind the Malmstrom incident.
Along with Capt. Salas, former Air Force colonel Charles Halt is reportedly going to discuss a UFO incident that occurred 30 years ago at the former military base RAF Bentwaters. According to the Telegraph's report, Halt "saw beams of light fired into the base then heard on the military radio that aliens had landed inside the nuclear storage area." This is a story I heard about as well. It was always told as factual and, much like the Malmstrom incident, involved soldiers who, like me, worked in areas where nuclear weapons were stored.
While I have no idea what these men saw or what took place on the ground physically that could substantiate or repudiate their claims, what I know from experience is that the U.S. Air Force doesn't permit people off their rockers from working around priority resources of the nuclear weapons variety for obvious reasons. There were procedures in place that all of us were expected to abide by to report anyone who even remotely seemed to be of less than sound mind working in those mission critical areas. I personally know men who were prevented from working in these areas due to going through a painful divorce, losing a family member to death, demonstrating behavior that brought their judgment into question, if only for a brief period of time.
While I've never heard it stated how many witnesses there were to the Malmstrom incident, there are former members of the Air Force, most if not all of them enlisted men if memory serves me correctly, who were with Colonel Halt during his investigation of the UFO at RAF Bentwaters and support his story as told by him. So what are we left with? If the stories are true as told and there were aircraft involved that did what is being reported as true by these officers, one has to wonder, in my opinion, if the prince of the power of the air was permitted to deceive mankind for a moment in time on a grand scale, but to what end? No one knows --- at least not yet.
Lastly, we've all heard, seen or both, in one fictional story or another, an extraterrestrial being landing on earth and asking to be taken to our leader. As if all of the above isn't creepy enough to consider as a possible (KEYWORD: POSSIBLE) element of the strong delusion to come in the prophetic future, there's the following news for us to digest.
It is being reported by a number of news sources, including the Telegraph, that the United Nations is preparing to appoint an ambassador to greet extraterrestrials should they arrive and wish to speak with our 'leader'. The following is an excerpt from the Telegraph's report on that topic:
Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact.
Aliens who landed on earth and asked: “Take me to your leader” would be directed to Mrs Othman.
In this commentary we've examined the teachings of prophetic scripture concerning the demonic power the Antichrist is going to have at his disposal upon his revealing in the aftermath of the Rapture of the Church. That everything documented here concerning the teachings of scripture is going to be literally true is unquestionable.
Beyond what is set in stone for the prophetic future, we have discussed another sudden surge in interest in UFO phenomena, from a member of the Vatican being ready to baptize an ET to the United Nations, the closest thing we currently have to a global government, preparing an ambassador to meet with an ET (or a flying saucer full of them). Strange, creepy stuff that has Satan's handwriting all over it!
UFO phenomena has been in our entertainment for years as a frequent theme and is today as addressed earlier but now it seems to be becoming a frequent topic of discussion in both religious organizations and global governmental circles. Thus, while I don't so much as pretend to know what the "strong delusion" of 2nd Thessalonians 2:11 is going to encompass in totality, it wouldn't surprise me if an element of it involves a flying saucer. After all, who can deny that Satan has invested a lot of time and effort in fostering the phenomena as believable? And who among us, in a world in love with its technology and gadgetry, is so naive as to believe the lost wouldn't be lining up in droves to believe 'we are not alone' if so much as a glimmer of evidence should surface suggestive that UFO phenomena played a role in the Rapture of the Church in the aftermath of it taking place?
It remains to be seen whether what is beyond a doubt a global and demonically-orchestrated fascination in UFO phenomena is going to play a role in the fulfillment of end times bible prophecy, but it is something worthy of us taking into consideration and discussing as a possibility with those we love who to date haven't accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior --- just in case.
Keep looking up, not for UFOs but for our redemption! It draweth nigh!
UPDATE 9-29-10: It is now being reported that the United Nations is not going to appoint an ambassador to extraterrestrials, but I'm curious. Did they never intend to or did public scrutiny, perhaps ridicule from some influential people, lead to a change of plans? Regardless, the wording of a Fox News slideshow's narrative demonstrates why I think UFO phenomena poses such a spiritual threat to mankind. It reads, in part, emphasis added mine: "On Monday, reports that the United Nations was planning to appoint an ambassador to serve as earth's contact with space aliens generated great excitement."