Ready for War

After midterm elections, America’s affliction has intensified, and the battle to recover the nation is sure to be fierce.

The battle lines are drawn. The stage is set for one of the most dramatic fulfillments of biblical prophecy we have yet seen in our lifetimes.

On one side of this political battle in America is the Democratic Party and the radical left. There is also, we now know, establishment Republicans. They are joined by the media—both leftist and “conservative”—and Big Tech, with the single exception now of Twitter. All are arrayed together.

On the other side is Donald Trump. Virtually alone.

How did we get here?

Polls before America’s Nov. 8, 2022, midterm elections indicated a “red wave” would sweep the country. With inflation soaring and Joe Biden’s approval ratings tanking, everybody expected signal Republican victories that would bring majorities in the House and Senate, as well as governorships in more states.

They were wrong. Outside of Florida, the red wave didn’t happen. About half an hour after polls closed, Nevada’s two largest counties stopped counting ballots because election workers were overwhelmed by an avalanche of mail-in ballots. Arizona’s largest county reported that 20 percent of its tabulating machines were malfunctioning. Georgia was hit with a mysterious last-minute ballot drop for Sen. Raphael Warnock. Several key races experienced anomalies with voting machines, delayed counts, suspicious ballot dumps and other concerning developments that virtually all favored Democrats—and that undermine confidence in the integrity of the elections. It was a sickening repeat of the problems that plagued the 2020 elections.

Democrats gloated. And Republicans, astoundingly, rather than challenging the irregularities, fighting for transparency, and investigating possible crimes, meekly accepted the results. Almost all of them completely ignored the glaring evidence of fraud! Post-election, all the talk among Republicans centered around questions like: What did we do wrong? Did we back the wrong candidates? Was our messaging off? How could our predictions have been so flawed?

And most of all, they said: This is all Donald Trump’s fault.

That was certainly the narrative immediately pushed by Democrats and radicals: The biggest loser of this election was Trump. And Republicans agreed!

That was the biggest lesson they took from these elections: We have to dump Trump.

I have written a lot about the prophecy of 2 Kings 14:26-28 and how this applies to America’s current political scene. If you have not read my book America Under Attack, you need to do so (we will send you a free copy). What happened in these elections brings this prophecy into even starker focus. We must pay attention to what God foretells here!

Bitter Affliction

Remember that the book of Kings is one of the former prophets. And most of that prophecy is for the end time. The former prophets were written by prophets! And prophets are there to prophesy—mostly for these latter days. (Request my book The Former Prophets; all of our literature is free.)

2 Kings 14:26 reads, “For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter; and whether bond or free, there was no helper for Israel” (New King James Version). This is happening to the modern nations of Israel today, and America is at the top of the list (request The United States and Britain in Prophecy). The nation is in very bitter affliction, and it has no helper! This is illustrated powerfully in the way that the entire political and media establishment is fighting against Donald Trump.

“And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash” (verse 27). Whose goal is it to “blot out the name of Israel”? That would be Satan, the devil. He hates everything God stands for, including what God wants to accomplish for the world through His chosen nation. Satan wants to destroy America. And sadly, he is doing a terribly effective job.

But God is not going to allow that. He will save Israel, temporarily. How? “By the hand of Jeroboam.” Anciently He did so through King Jeroboam ii. Prophetically, that is the role Mr. Trump is going to play. This has not happened yet to the extent that it will. Trump must return to the presidency to fulfill this job.

These are the battle lines. On one side are Satan’s forces, led by one man. As we will see, Bible prophecy calls this man an end-time Antiochus because of the way the devil used Antiochus Epiphanes anciently to try to “blot out the name of Israel.” Who is this man today? God says, “Ye shall know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16). Who is leading the entire movement to “fundamentally transform” America in destructive ways?

On the other side is a modern-day Jeroboam. Since this is the man God is using to save the nation temporarily, it is this man whom Satan and his Antiochus fight most viciously.

Scripture shows that this Antiochus-type is deeply influenced by the devil—even, at times, possessed. He is Satan’s number one disciple in this society, and he is doing some horrible things.

It is shameful that people don’t know what the Bible says. They really need to know God’s Word, yet they are dangerously ignorant! It makes them very vulnerable to the devil’s attacks.

Antiochus in Prophecy

One of the most important keys to understanding prophecy is knowing that it is dual. A theme of duality runs throughout the Bible. God says we must look at “former” events and “consider” them if we are to understand the “latter end” of His prophecies (Isaiah 41:22). Though many prophecies have been fulfilled in the past, most of them were only a small type of a greater end-time fulfillment. Many Bible scholars fail to see that past, partially fulfilled prophecies still have an end-time fulfillment.

One of these is the prophecy about Antiochus, found in Daniel 8:9-12, 23-25. Daniel 10:14 shows this prophecy is for “the latter days”—the time we are living in right now. In fact, the whole book of Daniel is for this end time (Daniel 12:4, 9).

Daniel 8:9 speaks of a man called “a little horn.” Virtually all commentaries agree this refers to Antiochus Epiphanes, a ruthless dictator who used deceit and flatteries to obtain rule in Palestine in 176 b.c. In 168 b.c., Antiochus pillaged and desecrated the Jews’ temple in Jerusalem. Among all the turbulent history Israel had ever suffered, Werner Keller wrote, “never before, neither under the Assyrians nor under the Babylonians, had it received such a blow as the edict issued by Antiochus Epiphanes by which he hoped to crush and destroy the faith of Israel”—or blot out the name of Israel! (emphasis mine throughout).

This prophecy applies to an end-time Antiochus whose goal is to crush the faith of spiritual Israel—God’s Church. But there is yet another Antiochus in our day, who is political. He does all he can to destroy the superpower of America. (He also does serious damage to the British peoples and the Jewish state.)

Anciently when Antiochus went to Jerusalem, he desecrated the temple first and afterward ransacked the whole city. The time sequence is critical. The city of Jerusalem is a prophetic type of three modern nations of Israel—America, Britain and the Jewish state (this is explained in my booklet Daniel—Unsealed at Last!).

Verses 11-12 show how this man “magnified himself even to [margin reads ‘against’] the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host [or army] was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.” Anciently, the daily sacrifice was offered in the temple. Today, the temple is the Church—so this refers to the work of God’s Church.

The true Church of God, spiritual Israel, delivers a warning to the spiritual Antiochus. It also proclaims a warning to the political Antiochus. Both of these wicked men cast truth to the ground. Their goal is to blot out the name of Israel—God’s master plan for all mankind!

Barack Obama does more than try to destroy America’s constitutional republic. He casts truth to the ground. He also lies like the devil (John 8:44).

Obama is Satan’s number one disciple. That is where this man gets his power. Only God has the power to keep Satan and his Antiochus from blotting out the name of Israel.

In His Own Words

If you want to know what Barack Obama is guilty of, listen to what he accuses others of. In the lead-up to the midterm elections, he held major rallies in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. And he spoke in a way quite different from his usual style. Normally he comes as an “angel of light,” but he is increasingly dropping that pretense. You can sense the disdain, hatred and deceit in what he said at these rallies.

In Georgia on October 28, Obama blamed America’s problems on “the politics, where some in office, or who aspire to office, work to stir up division—to make folks as angry and afraid of one another, for their own advantage ….” He is accusing Republicans. Yet no president in America’s history has stirred up more division than Barack Obama.

“[A]ll of this has been amped up, hyped up, 24/7 on social media, on platforms that oftentimes find controversy and conflict more profitable than telling the truth,” he added. As if he believes everybody ought to be telling the truth. But no president has ever lied like this man has. Lying is a way of life for him.

Obama accused Republicans of being “in the habit of not telling the truth, being in the habit of saying one thing and doing another, being in the habit of having certain rules for you and your important friends, and other rules for everybody else.” That describes him more than anybody else you can think of. John 8:44 says of Satan, “there is no truth in him”—and this man is speaking for the devil in a powerful way.

“That’s the choice in this election,” he said, “between politicians who seem willing to do anything to get power, and leaders who share our values, who see you and care about you—leaders who want to make your lives better, not theirs; who want to move this country forwards, not backwards.” No one has been more willing to do anything to grab power than Barack Obama.

In these preelection speeches, Obama repeatedly talked about saving democracy and preserving freedom. But he is actively stripping Americans of their freedom and destroying American freedom!

In Georgia on October 28, Obama said: “The only way to save democracy is if we, together, nurture it and fight for it.” Yet this man has proved that he hates democracy! He is a tyrant! Look what he has done and is doing to this land. It’s like a ghastly horror movie: America is being torn apart before our eyes! They say maga Republicans are the guilty ones, but anybody ought to be able to see that’s a lie. For people to not be aware of that is the worst kind of ignorance. This is their country. If they loved it, how could they not want to know what’s really happening?

America’s democratic traditions have brought us considerable freedom and enabled us to pursue happiness. But this man wants to take all that away. The radical left’s goal is to destroy America’s democracy, and they have succeeded.

“We have seen throughout history—we see now around the world—what happens if we give up on democracy,” Obama said. “We can see it in other countries where the government tells you what books you can read and cannot read, countries that put dissidents and reporters in prison, countries where it doesn’t matter who you vote for—the people in power will do whatever they want, where corruption is rampant because there is no accountability.” How can that man stand there and say such things, when you know what he has done and is doing? It’s Barack Obama’s intelligence apparatus that is imprisoning people for dissenting views against the radical left. It’s leftist school administrators telling young people what books they can and cannot read; and often the ones they tell them to read, students should not be reading.


In Arizona on November 2, he said: “One thing is clear, and that is this increasing habit of demonizing political opponents—of just yelling. And thinking not just that I disagree with somebody, but that they’re evil or wrong. That creates a dangerous climate.” The radical left continually use these tactics. It is they who created this dangerous climate.

In Wisconsin on October 29, he said: “We’ve got politicians who work to stir up division …. [T]hey are for-profit platforms and they find it more profitable to feed you controversy and conflict instead of facts and truth.” A perfect description of the radical left.

He then added, “[S]ometimes it can turn dangerous.” Yes, it can. But who is behind it?

In the context of the attack on Paul Pelosi, Obama said on October 29: “[I]f our rhetoric about each other gets that mean—when we don’t just disagree with people, but we start demonizing them, making wild, crazy allegations about them—that creates a dangerous climate.” He’s talking about his opponents. But the narrative that the man who attacked Pelosi was a maga Republican is a monstrous lie: That man supports Black Lives Matter and lgbtq; he lives in very liberal Berkeley, California.

In Phoenix on November 2, Obama said: “[I]f your opponents are demonic, well, then there is no constraint on what you think you can do to them. Break into their homes. Hit people with hammers. Because they are demons. It’s demonic.” It’s amazing how much he has his mind on demons! And for good reason.

Revelation 12:12 says, “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Satan has been cast down, and millions of demons are confined to this Earth and are roaming! That means a lot of trouble; you can see that in events in this world and in America.

In just a short time, Satan is going to be put away. He knows that, which is why he is so wrathful. His disciple is also full of wrath in many ways, as you can see in his speeches before the elections. Obama is possessed, certainly at times. And his mind is on demons today.

Focused on Jeroboam

On November 2, Obama said, “I didn’t instigate a mob to go up and storm the Capitol.” But he did! The radical left stirred up the fake January 6 “insurrection.” They filled that crowd with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who egged them on! And that could only have been done if Obama approved; no one else has the power to even attempt something like that. In that supposed “coup,” only one person was shot and killed, and that was a Trump supporter.

Where is Obama’s real focus? He said this: “If a candidate’s main qualifications is that he’s going to be loyal to Donald Trump, it means that he’s not really going to be thinking about you and your needs. Of course not. His mind is on Donald Trump.” Why is Donald Trump on his mind so much?

Satan knows that God is behind Donald Trump, for a time. Under his influence, a lot of people hate that man, and many don’t even know why.

Obama said: “They have decided that it’s advantageous for them to just assert that Donald Trump won the last election.” A mountain of evidence shows that Donald Trump did win the last election. It is those who say otherwise who just assert so.

“Every Republican politician seems obsessed with two things: owning the Libs and getting Donald Trump’s approval,” he said on October 28. The reality is, every person goes to Obama for approval like he’s God! They all sound like the same person! The entire media, Big Tech and countless others are bowing down to Satan the devil through a man and giving him all this power! But soon it will be taken away from him personally.

Comments like these come from the mind of the devil. Satan wants to blot out the name of Israel, and he is working through Antiochus to do so. Yet the media and so many others foolishly believe everything Obama says.

Election Fraud

It is stunning how successful the devil has been in blotting out talk of election fraud in America. The Democrats insist there is “no evidence” of any wrongdoing. The media label anyone who brings it up as an “election denier” and an extremist. They have intimidated most of the nation into shutting up and pretending there are no problems. And tragically, shamefully, the great majority of “conservative” politicians and pressmen have gone along!

Satan has hung a curtain of fear. Those who are afraid to confront Obama, in reality, fear Satan the devil. Many others actually enjoy being on his team.

When he was campaigning for president in 2008, Barack Obama answered a question about how to prevent election fraud: “Well, I tell you what: It helps in Ohio that we have Democrats in charge of the machines.” He was implying that Republicans would use those machines to rig the vote! Then he said, “Look, I come from Chicago. So I want to be honest: It’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past. Sometimes Democrats have, too. Whenever people are in power, they have this tendency to try to, you know, tilt things in their direction.”

Yes—Obama is very familiar with election fraud and how voting machines can be manipulated. He continued, “That is why we have got to have, I believe, a voting rights division in the Justice Department that is nonpartisan and that is serious about investigating cases of vote fraud …. That’s why we need paper trails on these new electronic machines, so that you actually have something that you can hang onto after you punched that letter to make sure it has not been hacked into. Those are all part of the process of making sure that our democracy works for everyone.”

Today, this man has a very different message. Now that Democrats are in power, he insistently peddles the lie that electronic voting machines are perfectly trustworthy. And anyone who insists on paper trails and proof of election security is sidelined and silenced!

Obama says that “maga Republicans … claim, without any evidence, that the 2020 election was stolen.” Frankly, there has been a deluge of evidence! But people will not look into it. Even Fox News doesn’t want anyone reporting on the subject.

The repressive silence on this momentous issue is of Satan the devil! It is not of God, who always champions truth. It’s not even of common sense! Can you believe the media won’t even talk about a matter so critical for national survival?

Donald Trump has said all along that the 2020 election was stolen, and he is absolutely right.

Mike Lindell is another of the few people who have been going after Barack Obama and those machines from the beginning. Far too few are listening to him and the evidence he has presented, but from the beginning, he said that if you don’t get rid of the machines Democrats used to steal the 2020 election, you won’t win another election. He is right! Look what is happening: The midterms should have been an absolute blowout victory for Republicans. But they weren’t, and this is why!

Republican Division

“Conservative” news outlets like the New York Post, Wall Street Journal and Fox News now say Republicans must “dump Trump” if they want to win elections. All three of these media outlets are owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who believes Republicans need a new leader. Establishment Republicans blamed Trump for failures in the midterms. That is sheer nonsense! There is no truth in that.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s high-spending super-pac devoted vast amounts of money supporting anti-Trump Republicans like liberal Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski but spent next to nothing supporting pro-Trump Republicans like Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters. He did this even though the Republican Party didn’t need much help in Alaska but desperately needed help in Arizona. So it’s pretty clear that McConnell and his supporters were more concerned about defeating the maga movement than defeating Democrats.

It is astounding that these establishment Republicans would rather live under the tyrant Barack Obama than support senators who back and support Donald Trump! How can you deal with that kind of division? Such senseless decisions are political suicide! What is wrong with their minds? They have become addicted to the devil’s reasoning.

These Republicans have divided their own party. If your army is fighting against itself, how many times are you going to win?

Mr. Trump helped Ron DeSantis become governor in Florida. DeSantis really should express some gratitude, but he’s not saying anything. He is a strong governor. Republicans are happy to have him on their side. But God isn’t going to save America through anybody except Donald Trump.

People believed a red tsunami would shift power to Republicans. But they must face the fact that until they get rid of the machines, they will never win many elections. They are so naive. As long as those machines are in place, the radical left will steal elections!

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich pointed to a report showing that Republican votes for House candidates outnumbered Democrats by 5 million to 6 million votes, yet had little to show for it in terms of victories. “I’ve never been as wrong as I was this year,” he said. “It makes me challenge every model I’m aware of.” Appearing on Fox News, he said something just didn’t seem right, but he stopped short of discussing the possibility of fraud—I’m sure because Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch shut that down! “Not gaining very many seats makes you really wonder what’s going on,” he said. “I want to know, where did those votes come from?”

I do believe that things going this way is a blessing for Republicans. I believe that, rather than giving them big victories, God is waking them up to the fact that the machines are corrupted. Something will have to jolt them to see reality: This is a war.

There is a war for control of America. At the heart of it are the voting machines. Either get rid of the machines or forget about winning!

War Against the Machines

John Fetterman won the Senate race in Pennsylvania. This man recently had a stroke, and he cannot even speak clearly. Pennsylvania’s economy relies heavily on fracking oil, yet Fetterman has said he will never support fracking.

Polls show that 75 percent of Americans believe we are going the wrong direction as a nation. Do you think Fetterman can straighten it out? A politician who doesn’t talk well is in bad shape. Joe Biden can’t talk very well either. This is what America is dealing with. We are in a big morass and can’t seem to get out of it.

Mr. Lindell has a sharp crew, and he says he can prove that they are using these machines to steal the elections. Somebody ought to pay attention to this man. He has data showing that Fetterman lost, as did Democrat Governor Josh Shapiro. Republicans had actually won both elections.

There was a blackout in the security camera footage in the Nevada election facility from 11 p.m. on election night to 7 a.m. the next morning. By the time it was resolved, the Democratic House candidate had moved ahead in the polls. They say the blackout was an accident, no cheating involved. But somehow these “accidents” always favor the Democrats! These people are committing treason against this land! And they are getting away with it.

It looks like Joe Biden will run again. And he would probably win if they don’t get rid of the machines. Somehow God is going to have to make them face that reality. They must reach the point where they check the machines. God will teach them to face what they have been unwilling to face.

God had a hand in allowing the machines to run the course. He could have changed that. He could have had Republicans win everything. But something has to wake them up to make them see what Donald Trump and Mike Lindell see.

I believe putting them through a trial like this is the only way God can jolt some of these people awake.

Roughly 2,700 years ago, the Prophet Isaiah wrote, “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers” (Isaiah 1:4-7).

America’s power structures are terminally ill, top to bottom. The government agents are sick; the legislators are sick; the judges are sick; the media moguls are sick; the officials counting our votes are sick. Why did it take officials in Clark County, Nevada, nearly a week to count 50,000 mail-in ballots when it should take less than a day? They were looking for various ways to pad the vote!

The fbi seized Mike Lindell’s phone after he tried to bring attention to voting machine irregularities. Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro was literally shackled after he highlighted mail-in ballot fraud. Do you think the Biden administration is going to let people look into what happened in Arizona, Nevada and elsewhere?

Satan certainly has a lot of help! But 2 Kings 14 shows that there is no helper for Israel. Mr. Lindell is so committed to exposing election fraud, he nearly lost his corporation. You don’t find many people willing to make sacrifices like that. But he doesn’t have any real power. There is no helper—no real power coming to the aid of President Trump and of America.

There’s no helper there, except God! God sees everything that is happening. And these criminals are going to run up against something they have never faced before.

God is going to save Israel—otherwise Barack Obama would blot out the name of Israel!

‘How He Warred’

Verse 28 of the prophecy in 2 Kings 14 says, “Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus ….” Jeroboam had to war. In order to return to power, Mr. Trump is going to have to war! There are very few people warring with him today. But I don’t care how much his enemies hate him—prophecy says Trump will return.

On November 15, Trump announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election. In his speech he said, “Together, we will be taking on the most corrupt forces and entrenched interests imaginable. … Our country is being destroyed before your very eyes. … The Washington establishment wants to silence us, but we will not let them do that. … We will be attacked. We will be slandered. We will be persecuted …. But we will not be intimidated. We will persevere. We will stand tall in the storm. We will march forward into the torrent and we in the end will win. Our country will win.”

After all the terrible attacks on this man for the past six years, it is remarkable that he has the stamina and determination and fight to keep doing battle for this country. He is a man ready for war.

You need to watch Jeroboam. He is going to war his way back.

Somebody needs to take a case against the voting machines to the Supreme Court. As I wrote in America Under Attack, Amos 7:13 indicates that it is that court—there called “the king’s court”—that will make the decision. Then God can get Mr. Trump into office. That will surely happen soon.

In that speech, Trump called this period out of office a “pause.” “One of the important factors of the pause is that we see how bad they’ve done, so we will be able to do it properly and it will be much easier,” he said. “Everybody will agree with us because everybody sees what a bad job has been done during this two-year period.”

This is what I wrote in America Under Attack: “In Amos 7:8, God says He is giving the nation its final warning. Then verse 9 describes a time of desolation, wasting and the sword. God forewarns that He Himself ‘will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.’ That is a major intensifying of the picture in verse 8.

“I believe there is, in fact, a pause in the events between verses 8 and 9, and that we are in this prophesied pause now—after the election coup that stole the presidency from Mr. Trump but before he returns to power.

“Look around today: This country is in a catastrophe! Radicals are destroying the nation, foolishly thinking that somehow they will be able to control these ruinous, anarchic forces they are unleashing. And this trouble is certain to lead to worse trouble.”

Yes, evil forces are working to blot out the name of Israel. Satan will keep pushing this destructive agenda until God stops him—and ultimately confines him to the abyss!

Mr. Trump is about to return. America will enjoy a temporary resurgence.

But Trump’s next term will be the last time God spares America. Amos 7:7-8 show that God is measuring America with a plumbline and that He “will not again pass by them any more.” So realize that when Trump does return, it will be due to God’s mercy. If the American people do not repent and turn back to God during Trump’s second term, then God will allow America to become “desolate” and “laid waste.”

These prophecies are why we have consistently insisted that Trump will return to power. We do not know exactly how this will unfold. But keep watching Donald Trump, because he is not finished. It is not enough to just recognize the evil being perpetrated by the radical left. Nor should you put your faith in Donald Trump, the modern-day Jeroboam. You must have faith in—and repent toward—the God who used Trump and is about to use him again—or the curse on America will resume.

Watch as these dramatic prophecies unfold. See God’s hand in these events. And let that motivate you to seek Him and allow Him to rule your life!

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