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Don McBride

Don McBride is a servant of Christ, husband, father, son, brother, friend, and recently now a father-in-law. He's a teacher, CEO, pastor, cyclist and observer of the human condition.

Posted 2/2/13 at 6:23 PM | Don McBride

Unprecedented Presidential Disasters

As I write this, Hurricane Sandy, now a tropical storm, is bearing down on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with a foreboding of great calamity. Fortunately, there is plenty of time for people to prepare as the weather dudes and dudettes are making accurate predictions for where it will hit. Estimates in the billions are already predicted stamping this storm with the noteworthy seal as one of the worst in history. It’s another unprecedented storm because it’s predicted to merge with two other storms to become what they are calling Frankenstorm. Although it’s being compared to Hurricane Irene (2011) for its similar path, there are so many unusual situations feeding it they are calling it the “perfect storm.” We’ve been hearing that a lot lately about storms; have you noticed? It seems each one gets more “perfect.”

Prophecy dudes like you and me who have been watching end time events are now familiar with these perfect storm events. In most cases, they seem to follow some stupid thing the President did against Israel or Jerusalem. I don’t just mean President Obama—there are some stupid moves by Republican Presidents too. We’ll look at those, but first, let’s take care of this “Judgment of God” stuff. FULL POST

Posted 10/21/12 at 11:00 PM | Don McBride

It’s the Economy, Stupid…uh, What Economy?

We know from Bible prophecy that money, the economy, and all associated with it spirals, plummets, and holds the earth’s inhabitants breathless in the end.

Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth

When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” Revelation 6:5-6

The Mark for Commerce

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. Revelation 13:16-18 FULL POST

Posted 10/7/12 at 10:13 AM | Don McBride

Earth Is Talking Loudly and Saying the End Is Coming!

The earth is making a noise that people are hearing. It’s shaking, quaking and doing all it can to nudge us, to wake us up, to alert us that the end is approaching. The Apostle Paul equates it to a mother giving birth—there are signs for which to watch so you will know when birth is about to happen. Earth is in labor and about to give birth to a dramatic new age prophesied in the Bible centuries ago.

Are you listening? Are you noticing? Are you looking up rejoicing?

Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28

Earthquakes, birth pains, are coming closer together with increased intensity.

Just this year, some very unusual news related to the earth and quakes started coming out. Did you notice? You have to put them together to see a sign. God is talking to us through the earth. Look at these reports: FULL POST

Posted 9/30/12 at 5:04 PM | Don McBride

The Myth of a Palestinian State: A Political Volcano

09/28/2012 20:38

With the recent UN tensions resulting from Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s visit, President Obama’s snubbing of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Israel’s concern about Iran achieving nuclear capabilities, it’s time for a reminder about why the Mideast continues to build into a political volcano. Bottom line, it’s Jerusalem.

President Obama is anti-colonial and seems to have an aversion to any nation that to him appears to be a dominant colonizing country. He believes Israel is, and Ahmadinejad took advantage of that world view and laid it out in his speech accusing Israel of being an evil colonial empire. Undoubtedly, he was trying to score brownie points with Obama.

What concerns me is that the constant rhetoric against Israel and increased rhetoric for a Palestinian state is slipping into the church causing many there to also posture themselves against Israel.

The following is a well-done archived post of the major myths that will help you understand the history of the conflict and give you a good platform to educate those who have ignorantly jumped on the anti-Israel bandwagon. FULL POST

Posted 9/23/12 at 7:33 AM | Don McBride

War of Hormuz Is Days, Maybe Hours Away

We all know that another Mideast war is brewing—it doesn’t take a prophet to figure that one out. It’s been simmering for a boil a long time.

It’s all about Iran getting nuked up. No one wants that, especially Israel.

Iran also knows this war is coming. FULL POST

Posted 9/15/12 at 2:23 PM | Don McBride

Move Over Doomsday Preachers; Something Good is on its Way!

It seems prophecy teachers get the rap for always bringing bad news, gloom and doom, and all sorts of predictions of agony. Well, I'm here to tell you today that there are some great things in store for us! In fact, the good outshines the bad and the end result makes the journey there seem but a walk in the park. I've got more clichés but I'll save them for later.

Jesus told us that just before the tribulation, there would be a time of sorrows. We're probably in some of that now. Sometimes things get tough economically, sometimes things seem unbearable politically, but through all this, God provides us some great promises to carry us through.

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 FULL POST

Posted 9/8/12 at 2:48 PM | Don McBride

U.S. Presidential Election Lines up with the Bible, Perfectly

This US presidential election is more in line with the Bible than ever! It’s as if they’ve scripted their positions, speeches, and actions right from ancient Biblical texts.

It really looks like the pages of Biblical prophecy have come alive and laid that path towards the end of this age. That path is looking much shorter now. It sounds like we are hearing the final clock ticks of time we have known.

What prophetic scholars only imagined a few years ago, we are now experiencing in real time. It’s here.In the end times, Jerusalem is prophesied to be a stumbling stone for the nations of the world

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. Zechariah 12:2-3 FULL POST

Posted 9/1/12 at 8:53 AM | Don McBride

End Time Sign: Persecution Rising

One sign of the end times is that there will be increased persecution of those who believe in God. The Bible even says they will be killed.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Matthew 24:9-10.

Most of us in the Western world have no idea what persecution is. We have to turn to Fox’s Book of Martyrs to read up on it. But there are people in parts of the world who are living it daily—and dying from it. Right now, today.

The Prophecy Dude Report has been tracking incidents of persecution lately. Not all of them, because there are more than anyone can keep up with. Here are a few:

If all of that isn’t bad enough, governments are also pushing anti-Christian agendas. This is especially notable for the nation founded on Christian principles established by its government. Yep, the good ol’ USA. FULL POST

Posted 8/25/12 at 2:18 PM | Don McBride

Exodus of Jews Happening Now

Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your descendants from the east,
And gather you from the west;
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
And to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’
Bring My sons from afar,
And My daughters from the ends of the earth—
Everyone who is called by My name,
Whom I have created for My glory;
I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” Isaiah 43:5-7

The Bible prophesies strongly that Israel will be rebuilt and that the people of Israel will return. Here are some other great passages that make the promise completely sure:

The restoration of Israel as a nation once again after being dispersed all over the world for centuries is not only a promise, it’s a miracle! As Moses led the Hebrew people out of Egypt in the great Exodus, another Exodus is taking place. It’s drawing Jews back to Israel—people who have never been there before are not only compelled, but driven to return. It’s in their DNA. It’s God calling His people home. FULL POST

Posted 8/18/12 at 2:25 PM | Don McBride

Droughts, Famines, What's Next?

When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:5-8 NKJV)

Among the several things revealed in this passage are some specific items that relate directly to what seems to be happening now. The scales and the inflated cost for wheat and barley certainly address the economic situation we are in. The last part lists some of the reasons for a quarter of the earth's population dying and one specifically mentioned is hunger. FULL POST

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