I hate being right about this stuff, I really do. But we are wrapping up a week that many Endtimes Hobbyists have been pointing to as “Prophetic”, and once again nothing of any prophetic significance happened.
But that isn’t the real issue. The real issue is that another prediction of mine is most likely going to be correct as well: these Speculators will continue on as if they never made these false predictions, they will not repent, and their followers will never hold them accountable.
Allow me to demonstrate how predictable this community is. I am going out on a limb with Geoffrey Grider, who was a leading voice the past 18 months in hyping up the May 14th anniversary of Israel and the United States Embassy move.
In usual Endtimes Hobbyist fashion, Grider has basically stated that he thinks the rapture will happen in May – he then denies that’s what he says – and that the entire month of May represents a highly prophetic time. Perhaps, he says, the most prophetic period of his life.
I believe with all my heart…I cannot imagine with all my heart that something big is not going to happen tomorrow, or Tuesday or Wednesday or sometime this week. (Geoffrey Grider on Sunday, May 13 2018, Rightly Dividing Podcast.)
We all know what he means. What’s left to happen prophetically but the rapture, the second coming, and 7 years of hell? But that has not happened, and it will not happen.
What will happen? I predict that sometime before the end of this month, Grider will post something about how “prophetic” the month of May was. Perhaps the line will be “As we wrap up a prophetic month of May in Bible prophecy, Israel….” followed by whatever news item he happens to select that day.
Mark my words. One of the tactics of the Speculators is to subtlety drop reminders in their speeches and blog posts to change their predictions to match whatever actually happened. Then they pretend that’s what they have said all along.
It happened with the four blood moon hype, when Mark Biltz subtly shifted from predicting the end of all things to stating the tetrad was merely “a sign for the nations about Israel.”
It happened again after September 23, 2017 when the Revelation 12 sign failed to result in anything. The leaders of that movement are still stating emphatically that the sign happened. And that was all anyone ever predicted.
Mark these words as well: none of Grider’s followers will hold him accountable for what he has done. So that’s what I am doing. Here is what Grider said on November 3, 2016 as Trump was elected President:
People, you better buckle up because things are about to become unglued. For well over a year now, we here at NTEB have been telling you that Donald Trump is God’s man for the White House, and that Bible prophecy would be fulfilled in the process (source).
He said it again on April 7, 2017, after Trump authorized a missile strike against military targets in Syria. Citing the upcoming May 14, 2018 date, Grider wrote:
One of the many campaign promises that Donald Trump has made is that he will move the US Embassy in Israel from its current location in Tel Aviv, to its new location in Jerusalem in accordance with the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. By doing that, the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and thus set off the Psalm 83 War as found in the Bible (source).
It’s a pretty declarative statement to say that the so-called Psalm 83 war WILL happen. Unlike this humorous post from Grider on February 23, 2018 after Trump announced the embassy would be moved on May 14:
…there are only 3 possibilities for what is mentioned in this article. It is possible that 1). some of it could happen, 2). none of it could happen, or 3). all of it could happen (source).
Wow….talk about covering your bases. I think that’s probably true about anything, isn’t it?
Grider has been fond of quoting Jeremiah 29:10 these days: “For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.”
His theory is that Trump’s embassy move is a major piece of the Endtimes puzzle, and since it coincided with May 14, the 70th birthday of Israel, therefore God could “visit” the nation again, thus triggering the Psalm 83 War, the rapture and the 7 years of hell on earth.
Unfortunately for Mr. Grider, at the end of the day…the VERY end of the day…all that matters is whether this “rapture” to heaven occurs, and it has not. And it will not. Will anyone hold him accountable for what he said? Will we see him move on without repenting?
One last prediction: I doubt we will ever see Mr. Grider quoting Jeremiah 29:10 again.
UPDATE: So far I am batting .667% on this. Geoffrey Grider never said that May was “prophetic” (that I can find) after the month wrapped. So I was thankfully wrong about that one. Unfortunately, so far I am right that Geoffrey has not quoted Jeremiah 29:10, and he has never repented for making his predictions.
If you are a believer, please don’t be taken in by hype, speculation and confusion. Open your mind. There are other very Biblical answers to these questions. The Bible consists of far more than the 100 or so verses that these self-proclaimed “Watchmen” use. The Bible was written 1950-4000 years ago, and it had an original audience. Read the Bible with that in mind, and believe its simple words. Allow the Holy Spirit to show you what the words mean.
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