U.S.A. and Blood Moon Rising

By Mike Taylor

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1).

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that
love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8: 28).

“And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly
and the sinner appear?” Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator (1 Peter 18-19).

Anxiety is building in this nation and for that matter, all over the world.
Fear grips the average human being as they see events that they have no
control over. It doesn’t matter if it’s in Greece, Spain, Portugal in the EU
or right here in the USA. Men are fearful. They know that this is an
unprecedented time of turmoil and signs of impending doom.

Men are behaving like animals and evil grows exponentially as we grow closer and closer to the end of this age -- as we witness crimes of unspeakable horror as in the
recent news coverage of the rampage of demonic possessed individuals who have
executed the innocent in schools, theaters, and shopping malls. The culture
has gone mad.

The “powers that be” look for a culprit to blame. They blame guns, they blame
the social haters, and they blame those that hold onto those guns and their
religion─Christian conservatives. They wish to infringe on our
Constitutionally given rights that were written by men who feared God, and
knew that any government, even theirs that they were forming could become

We see a White House with the Usurper in Chief who has violated
the oath of his office, time and time again, and will do it more often in
the next four years. God forbid if he gets a third term (God forbid he got
a second, but here we are). We see the sin of homosexuality with its push
for same sex marriage making strides for public approval. We continue to see
abortion unabated and Planned Parenthood boasting that they terminated the
life of another baby every 94 seconds, last year.

We see this president taking more dictatorial powers through executive orders not even within the scope of his power, but he pushes right along just
daring anybody to cross him. Congress has become impotent enabling the powers that are
moving this country into a more Socialist-Communist form of a New World Order.

It was reported that the “brainiacs” in Washington have come up with a great
idea of minting a trillion dollar platinum coin, so that “poof,” there would be no more debt. Great idea, except it would raise inflation by an untold percentage and make
our line of credit to participate in the global economy nothing more than “funny

I could go on and on mentioning the symptoms of the economic collapse, as
well as the societal-collapse of this nation and reaching all around the
world of nations having the exact same problems, just more of them. But that
is in another article you can read on this site. The point here is that there
is a blood red moon rising over the earth.


It’s an exciting time to be alive, but anxiety producing for those who don’t
have a firm foundation on where their strength lies. I have brothers and
sisters who email me with searching questions on how to prepare for what is
coming. I am a firm believer and have always been that God allows nothing to
come against His chosen children─the church─a people taken for His name,
unless it is for their benefit and their spiritual maturity. I have also come
to believe that God is not interested in our comfort, but in our being ready
to reign and rule with Jesus Christ for a 1000 years, and then on into eternity.

When the cares of this life seem to weigh in on any of us, and I’m not
immune, I counsel my congregation to look to the Bible for their strength
and their foundation of coping. I have been telling each of them that when
things get rough around your community, your town or your state, then it is
a time to grab onto the promises of God and remind Him of those promises.
Oh, He knows what He promised, but He wants to hear that you believe that He
will do what He said.

Inspiration and strength have always been drawn from
two chapters in the Bible for me in particular, but not exclusively, as the
entire Bible is designed to encourage and to lead us into righteous living.
But for me, Psalm 91 and Romans chapter 8 have special promises of
protection while looking forward to our heavenly home.

Let’s take a moment to draw strength from these two books that have distinct promises of divine protection and Christian hope for a glorious future. Let’s take a few verses from each, but I encourage you to read these books prayerfully and
without doubt. I ask that you claim those promises, as God cannot lie. He
just wants you to reach out to Him and draw nigh to Him.

Psalm 91.2-6: I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.”

Just as a hen gathers her chicks during a storm or for protection against
terrors surrounding them, our heavenly Father wishes to draw us unto Himself and
protect us. Terror that is all around us, e.g. Islamic terrorists, Washington
bureaucrats, Obamacare and even the widening debt and deficit spending, not to
mention a society in decay, but we have no need to be afraid. Why? God is in
control and His Word will not come back to Him void. He said it, and it will be


Matthew Henry has a great commentary on Psalm 91, and I would like to share
it with you.

He that by faith chooses God for his protector shall find all in him that
he needs or can desire. And those who have found the comfort of making the
Lord their refuge cannot but desire that others may do so. The spiritual
life is protected by Divine grace from the temptations of Satan, which are
as the snares of the fowler, and from the contagion of sin, which is a
noisome pestilence. Great security is promised to believers in the midst of
danger. Wisdom shall keep them from being afraid without cause, and faith
shall keep them from being unduly afraid. Whatever is done, our heavenly
Father’s will is done; and we have no reason to fear. God’s people shall
see not only God’s promises fulfilled, but his threatenings. Then let
sinners come unto the Lord upon his mercy seat through the Redeemer’s name
and encourage others to trust in him also.

As you read this marvelous chapter of God’s Word, it should give you hope
that you are not alone, but He walks right there with you. If you become a
little fearful with the latest report of a disaster, a shooting or crime
in your area, open your Bible and read this chapter and claim it in it’s
promised message. I leave my family Bible open at all times to this chapter,
to remind God that I trust His Word, and His protection at any time. The
Bible is full of promises that tell the truth about God’s protection to the
true believer.

Many Christians wring their hands and wonder what is coming
down the pike for us all. But you know what? It doesn’t matter, as He will
prepare you for whatever comes. This side of the Tribulation we may see
many natural disasters here in the USA and as they are happening all
over the world. Many people will die, as many have already died. Some
needlessly, but some because they have shaken their fists at God and God just
might have removed His hand of protection from them and allowed them to go
their own way and their demise was “chance” and circumstance. Liberal thinkers
who don’t need God have no one to turn to when the times get rough, unless
they repent of their sinful deeds, but not so with the believer in Jesus
Christ. Going on in this same chapter of Psalm 91, the psalmist writes a
promise given to a child of God:

Psalm 91.7-10:

“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but
it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.”

Wow, has it ever made you wonder why evil is all around you, but it hasn't
touched your life? How many stories could I print of testimonies of men and
women in harm’s way who were spared because they called out to God? But my
brother and sister, there is a small catch to that protection. See Verse 1
of this chapter that started this sermon. You must be right next to His
altar, under His shadow, under His wings, and staying close to God.

You can’t be out willy-nilly living the life of this world, feeding your flesh
with diverse pleasures, as that is a sure invitation for God to reprimand
you and allow evil to enter your life. But it doesn’t have to be so. God
wishes to be with you in times of trial and even persecution.

Psalm 91.11-16: “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy
ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a
stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon
shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him with long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.”

Matthew Henry goes into an explanation of Psalm 91.11-16:

Whatever happens, nothing shall hurt the believer; though trouble and
affliction befall, it shall come, not for his hurt, but for good, though for
the present it be not joyous but grievous. Those who rightly know God will
set their love upon him. They by prayer constantly call upon him. His
promise is, that he will in due time deliver the believer out of trouble,
and in the mean time, be with him in trouble.

The Lord will manage all his worldly concerns, and preserve his life on earth, so long as it shall be good for him. For encouragement in this he looks unto Jesus. He shall live
long enough; till he has done the work he was sent into this world for, and
is ready for heaven. Who would wish to live a day longer than God has some
work to do, either by him or upon him? A man may die young, yet be satisfied
with living. But a wicked man is not satisfied even with long life. At
length the believer's conflict ends; he has done for ever with trouble, sin,
and temptation.

Did you catch that? Nothing can come against us, unless God allows it for
our personal growth in spirit and maturity within His coming kingdom. The
devil can’t touch us if we are within His protective circle, which is right
up against His altar, His Throne. He may test our metal, but He will not
allow anything to adversely affect us that He doesn’t know will make us
stronger in Him.

My brothers and sisters, what do we have to fear? Nothing is the answer.
Getting back to a little bit of the anxiety that people email me about, who
do you trust? We can’t trust our government anymore. We can’t trust our
elected officials or political parties, not even the Tea Party. We can’t
trust people in general, especially if you get into the big cities. Men have been
seen becoming more ferocious in a desire to inflict pain and lash out at

A time existed when you could hitch hike down the interstate, which I never
encouraged -- even my brother thought it was a great way to travel, but
times have changed. You don’t hitchhike and you don’t pick up hitchhikers.
Society has changed and not for the better. There are a large number of
things you just don’t do anymore because society has become so corrupt in
general and your own unsaved neighbor will sell you for ten bucks. That’s
a sad commentary, but society has proven to be so. The love for one
another has grown cold. Only true believers support one another in love
and genuine concern for one another’s good.


We have a glorious promise that is found in Romans chapter 8 and my
most favorite part of that chapter is from verse 28 to the end of the
chapter. Can you not see that we have nothing to fear? Reread the opening
verses of this article and see that God only allows good to come to those who
love God and are called according to His purpose. Read the whole chapter,
but focus in on the last of this chapter. Look at verses 31-32: “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

He will give us all things, whatsoever we ask believing, He will do it if
being in our best interest and in His divine will. He knows what is good for
us. He will protect us and that which will make us grow as Christian people. He
then ends the chapter will a powerful promise, that proves that we will
never be alone in this life as long as we stay close to Him.

Romans 8.38-39:

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Again, I ask you, what have we to fear? Nothing! God will lead us into green
pastures, as the psalmist wrote in Psalm 23:

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want [we lack for nothing due to
His goodness]. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters [He blesses us with needs for our everyday lives].

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his
name’s sake [He is forever by our sides]. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me [even though trouble is afflicting us, He will bring us through it and we will be better for it].

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over [we cannot contain the
blessings of God].

urely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I
will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever [the blessings of the Lord are
plentiful until He brings us home to receive a greater reward for being
steadfast and faithful].”


Now, my reader, I must deal with the negative side of not following what I’ve
outlined up until now. In past articles, I have ventured into the demise of our
country, as we have gone the way of Sodom and Gomorrah and certain
destruction will come down on our heads, or God would have to apologize to
Sodom for bringing down fire a brimstone about them. As the world grows
worse and worse, and our heavenly home is on the horizon and we wait for the trumpet
sound and Jesus to say, “Come up here,” we may see the symptoms of judgment
beginning to come to pass on this nation and all nations around the world.

We can expect more “accidents,” more natural disasters, more crime, and more
moral and economic woes coming fast and furious. These breakneck events
will make men’s hearts very anxious, but they haven’t seen anything yet! God
told us though the apostle John what is coming upon mankind, when the wrath
of God is poured out on the rebellious nations. But never fear, my brethren,
God has not appointed us to wrath. He said so in 1 Thessalonians 5. 9-10:

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our
Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live
together with him.”

This is a clear indication of the church being removed out of the way,
before God’s wrath is released on this earth in all earnest. We may see, and
it is not revealed how much we will see, but we WILL NOT see the destruction
of two-thirds of every living thing that grows on this planet; trees,
green grass, sea creatures and the water they live in, animals, and
including mankind to the tune of five billion people slaughtered in
divine judgment.

The horrific depiction of the carnage would make any sane
man’s hair stand up on the back of his neck and head. Evil will reign
supreme on this earth for seven short years with the worst of the evil in the
last 3.5 years, known as the Great Tribulation. Men, women and children will
die by the thousands into the millions.

Can you image the pain and suffering mankind will endure during those awful years? What’s going on now will look like a picnic compared to that time.
Some of the graphics descriptions of the pain and suffering people will endure include being stung by demons repeatedly for five months while begging to die, but cannot.
Another judgment will be great sores that come upon men who have the mark of the
beast on their foreheads (Revelation 16.11):

“And cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but
they refused to repent of what they had done.”

Or imagine the sun scorching the population with great heat? Of course great heat
will produce great famine, as everything will die. But men will curse God,
instead of repenting of this wickedness.

Revelation 16.9: “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the
name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to
give him glory.”

Great hailstones raining down on the earth that weigh upward from one hundred pounds each. Unheard of? Get ready for Revelation 16:21:
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”

If you want to get yourself in a funk and totally depressed, read the
sixteenth chapter of Revelation. This imagery is easy to understand and is not
symbolism at all but will be literal events to come to all who dwell upon
the earth in wickedness. As has been written, the time of the end is close
at hand. When I say the “end,” I mean the end of the age of grace. God’s grace
will run out and God’s people will suddenly vanish from the face of the

You don’t believe it? Wait around, should you be so foolish. I guarantee
that you will see these things come to pass, as the Bible has been one hundred percent accurate into modern times. There is no reason to believe that the events depicted in Revelation will not be fulfilled in their entirety. Woe to you if you are still here.

Revelation 8.12: “And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the
third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of
it, and the night likewise. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet
to sound.”

As my sister, Donna Wasson, wrote recently, “Are you in, or are you out?”
You ask: How do I get in? Oh, that’s easy. All it takes is true faith in Jesus Christ and repentance.

John 3:16-18:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that
the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Realize that you are a sinner, as it is written in Romans 3.23:

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

Accept His free offer of grace and mercy, Ephesians 2.8-9:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

God through His Son is offering you the keys to eternal life, the golden
ring on the merry-go-round. Reach and out and take it. It’s entirely free.
All you have to do is admit you need it, and Him. Believe He died for you
and for me and was raised to life and lives today and is coming back for His
people chosen for His name.

If you do no possess the “golden ring” of Jesus Christ, the Tribulation is your reward -- seven years of literal hell on earth. This is not meant to scare, but to warn you of
your condition and show you the remedy. Because if you are sensitive to the times
that are coming upon us, you know within your mind and you heart that a
blood moon is rising, full of the wrath of God.

It’s that dread you feel within your spirit that pulls within your mind and threatens to send you into despair and madness. I beseech you, to present yourself to Christ with a broken and contrite heart asking─no─pleading for forgiveness. And you know
what? He will grant the request for all eternity.

This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying the salvation of our and Savior Jesus
Christ comes into each of your hearts and minds. If you need counseling,
prayer, or just a listening ear, email me at: realteam1999@sbcglobal.net.
Praying God’s blessing on you all, until we meet at Jesus’ feet.