“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart,
who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.”
Silent shepherds are starving the sheep.”
The verse above from Jeremiah is God’s plan for His church, to set over our congregations shepherds after His own heart. Instead, we now know a nation of silent shepherds and false prophets speaking “peace and safety” to a people who hunger for truth—even the hard truth. Many pastors aren’t addressing the world in which we live or teaching the soon rapture of the church and coming tribulation for the lost. Because of that, many believers don’t know what’s just around the corner. Sure, pastors are preaching good messages, pre-2020 sermons about the saving Jesus, the healing Jesus, and the loving Jesus. I’m for all of those, but why aren’t they preaching the soon-coming Jesus? What’s more important than the end is near?
Because it is such a frightening and controversial subject, most pastors intentionally avoid preaching it because the people don’t want to hear it. Some pastors genuinely don’t see what’s happening before their very eyes. For others, the topic is difficult to teach, so they just don’t. Whatever the reason, the sheep are starving while being given good grain. This year’s sheep must be fed and strengthened to walk in this year’s field. Christians must be told that our time is nearly up, or else they won’t feel the urgency to speak to their lost friends and family. For most who claim the name of Christ, they would want to know.
If you attend a church where the pastor is shying away from current events, or even worse, is supporting the narrative that would suggest that we Christians shut up and go along with the fear-mongering satanic agenda that’s attempting to beat us into submission, then I suggest you find online resources, men of God who boldly teach the saving, healing, loving, AND coming Jesus. How else will you grow into a fully-fed sheep of God’s pasture who can, in turn, feed his fellow sheep?
I have had to seek out truth-tellers online to keep me strengthened, encouraged, and challenged. The sources I watch and allow to teach me have a heart for God’s prophetic Word and what God says through His Word—not their own. These are men and women who search out the scriptures and look for God’s promises through previous, present, and future prophecies. None are one hundred percent accurate; man can never be when trying to interpret such a vast topic as prophecy. I listen to a host of people who agree to disagree on minor issues, ones who do not compromise the Gospel of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus.
Warning: While seeking truth and venturing out to find new sources of information, you must pray for discernment. If you get a check in your spirit while reading online content or while watching a pastor or teacher, that’s likely the Spirit’s warning. Be wary of any of the so-called “prophets” who are proclaiming that God has told them this or that. I’ve encountered others online who are so far out there that I’ve had to discontinue watching them. I’m not saying you shouldn’t listen to online videos where people are sharing rapture dreams and visions; God does speak to His people through various means. Just be discerning of those claiming to be a voice for God. Especially during the election, I heard too many false prophets make predictions that didn’t come to pass. God’s Word is clear: When that happens, they are not speaking for Him and they are not credible sources.
You may find some of the following sources are better suited for your learning style than others. Once you settle on your favorites, visit their sites often to stay current on ever-changing world happenings.
Pastor JD Farag
I can’t say enough good about this man’s bold teaching or recommend him highly enough. Pastor JD is warm and encouraging even as he presents such difficult truths about the world in which we live. And always—always—his goal is to reach people for Jesus. I love how he presents the Gospel simply at the end of every message through the ABCs. That’s what I’ve always done.
Pastor JD has a vast library of a variety of topics under the Prophecy Updates tab. He spends hours vetting his sources and doing his best to provide accurate information to the best of his ability. Also, he has wonderfully insightful Bible Sermons. Each video has links to the sources he mentions, and the sermon in its entirety is transcribed into a PDF that you can read.
**You will find Pastor JD providing commentary, along with several other teachers I listen to, on the docudrama “Before the Wrath” that I recommend on the Rapture Page.
About Pastor JD:
“JD Farag was born in Beirut, Lebanon to an Egyptian father and Palestinian mother. He immigrated to America in 1963. In 1988, JD married his wife, Kellie, in Spokane, WA and later moved to Hawaii where they started their first Bible Study in 2004. As a strong supporter of Israel, JD’s focus is on Bible Prophecy, oftentimes pertaining to the Middle East. In addition to weekly Prophecy Updates, Pastor JD teaches through the bible Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings at his church in Kaneohe, HI. JD and Kellie currently live on the windward side of Oahu with their three children Elias, Levi, and Sabia.”
Pastor Tom Hughes
Pastor Tom has fast become one of my favorite prophecy pros. His straight-forward teaching, laced with humor, and the way he simplifies even the most complex truths have helped me to better comprehend prophetic concepts and Scripture. You will find a wealth of information on the rapture and the last days at HopeForOurTimes.com. My husband and I are currently watching his Revelation Series on YouTube. You can find his other videos and sermons on Rumble or YouTube.
About Hope for Our Times and Pastor Tom:
“HopeForOurTimes.com is a ministry led by Tom Hughes which focuses on the prophecies of the Bible concerning End Times events. Through the use of weekly updates, bible teachings and in person conferences, Hope for our Times is able to share the importance of having a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and how to live in these Last Days with the hope that can only be found in Him.
Tom Hughes has been teaching Bible prophecy for over 25 years. He regularly appears on a variety of TV, radio, and internet programs — including World News Briefing on HisChannel.com. A frequent speaker at prophecy conferences, he has a unique gift for helping people understand what the Bible calls the “Last Days.” He lives in Southern California, with his wife, Jackie, and their two children.”
Pastor Brian is a thorough Bible prophecy teacher. His online podcast has a vast library of last-days topics. If you are interested in a Revelation study, he takes his church through the book expositionally. His easy-to-understand delivery and soft-spoken manner will bring surprising peace even amidst what could be a troubling topic. First Revelation video here.
About Pastor Brian:
“Brian is the senior & founding Pastor at Calvary Chapel Franklin. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Pastor Brian, his wife Julie and their daughter Nina moved to Franklin in February 2007. They have served and been part of the Calvary Chapel movement for nearly 30 years.”
Jan hosts a radio program which offers a variety of guests who speak on current events that impact the church in today’s world. Many of the other pastors and teachers I’ve listed on this page have been on her show. The following link will take you to her Prophecy Watch page where you can read on many topics. You will find helpful articles written by several contributing teachers.
About Jan Markell:
“Jan Markell, Founder, President and Host of Understanding the Times
Jan Markell was saved under Jewish evangelist Hyman Appleman when she was a child. In Jan’s early ministry years she was a part of the Messianic movement, worked for pro-Israel agencies, and for Jewish evangelism ministries…” Read more.
**Jan also provides commentary on the “Before the Wrath” docudrama that I recommend on the Rapture Page.
You will often find Don Stewart as an invited guest with some of the other pastors and teachers I’ve provided on this page. As an apologist, he has a straightforward and understandable manner of teaching the truths of the Bible. You can search for him on YouTube. The site link I’ve added above has a wealth of resources for sale and many PDFs that are free for download.
“Don Stewart is an internationally recognized Christian apologist and speaker. He graduated cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary and the International Seminar in Theology and Law in Strasbourg, France, as well as from Biola University. Don is also a best-selling and award-winning author/co-author of over seventy books. His various writings have been translated into over thirty different languages and have sold over a million copies. Don has traveled around the world proclaiming and staunchly defending the Christian faith.”
I glean so much from Pastor Brandon’s messages. You will understand why when you read his bio below, how his education has perfectly situated him to view the world through a Biblical and political worldview and see the set up for the coming one-world system.
About Pastor Brandon:
Brandon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University, New York, NY. He also holds both a Master of Arts in Religion degree, (Cum Laude), and a Master of Divinity, (Cum Laude) from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA. Brandon’s areas of emphases include: prophecy, discernment, apologetics, Jewish culture and background, and Biblical worldview polemics.
Dr. David Jeremiah
I have listened to Dr. Jeremiah teach on prophecy and the rapture for nearly twenty years. I was listening to his radio sermons when I decided to follow the Lord in a serious walk of faith, so his ministry will ever be close to my heart. I haven’t watched any of his recent sermons, but I know he is always a safe source for last-days and prophetic information. He has tons of books on the subject of the rapture and end-time prophecy.
About Pastor David:
“Founder and host of Turning Point for God and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, David Paul Jeremiah, was born February 13, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio. He is one of four children born to James and Ruby Jeremiah. During his childhood, his family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where his father, James T. Jeremiah, served as Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church. In 1953, the Jeremiah family moved to Cedarville, Ohio, when his father became the President of Cedarville College—which is now Cedarville University…” Read more.
Pastor Billy Crone
Pastor Billy is new to me, but I’m finding him an expert on artificial intelligence (AI). Anticipate seeing his messages when you get to the One-World Order section. There are resources and teachings for sale on his site, but you can also find many of his videos on Rumble and YouTube.
About Get a Life Ministries:
“We believe in the soon return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our mission is to share the gospel in any way possible to reach the lost and encourage the church to be watching and keeping our lives holy in anticipation of His return, through our online videos and DVD studies…” Read more.
This site has a vast listing of articles, op-eds, and teachings by various writers and contributors. I have read articles on this site, but do not know much about it. I just noticed a Glossary of last-days terms that might be helpful for you if this is a new topic for you. Note: I didn’t look through every term, so I can’t say that I agree with everything published on this site. I mention again: There are countless differing views on minor issues across prophecy teaching. Always keep that in mind when reading through any and all sites.
This site has a variety of teachers and speakers as guests of the program. You will find many different topics to investigate.
About Pastor Gary:
“Television host, author and pastor, Gary Stearman, serves as the Chief Executive Officer and host of the Prophecy Watchers. Gary loves to teach people the deeper things of Bible prophecy. His unique perspective on world events has made him a valuable prophetic resource for friends all across the world. His trusted voice, calming personality and joyful spirit make him a favorite among both peers and viewers alike. Gary’s latest book, Time Travelers of the Bible, stands alone as the Christian’s guide to the deeper things of God’s Word. Focusing on the cross of Christ, the predictive writings of the Hebrew prophets and God’s perfect timing, Gary takes biblical wisdom to a new level of understanding.”
Also from their site:
“Our Mission and Purpose
We’re the Prophecy Watchers. We have a long history of working to bring the truth of Bible prophecy to an audience of Christian believers who may not have local access to sound prophetic teaching, based upon the inspired writings of the Apostles and the traditional doctrine concerning the rapture of the church. We honor this two-thousand-year-old teaching tradition, reawakened nearly two centuries ago, by men of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, who strived to bring this truth to the church…” Read more.**
**I recommend you read this informative overview of the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine.
I have read some interesting articles and perspectives on this site, especially in 2020. I hadn’t visited the site in many months until I went to copy the material below. I had forgotten the wide array of topics they cover. I think you will find plenty of information to give you prophetic understanding.
From their site:
“Unsealed.org features world news, Christian news, and prophecy updates, all pointing to the imminent return of Jesus Christ and the end of the age. Our name comes from Revelation 22:10, which says “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.” We believe that mankind is now living in the final generation before Jesus returns and the signs are obvious. The prophetic words contained in the Bible are being unsealed before our very eyes.”
Dr. David Reagan, Lamb & Lion Ministries
I believe Pastor Reagan may be retired now, but you will still find his resources online. Many years ago, when I first developed an interest in last-days prophecy, Dr. Reagan was one of the few online resources I found who faithfully taught on the rapture and coming tribulation. I haven’t read much from his site these past years, but I believe it would be a good source of material if you are interested.
About Dr. Reagan:
“Dr. David R. Reagan founded Lamb & Lion Ministries on April 1, 1980.
Dr. Reagan is a native Texan who resides in a suburb of Dallas. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. His graduate degrees were earned in the field of International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy of Tufts and Harvard Universities…” Read more.
Lamb & Lion Ministies:
“Nature & Purpose
Lamb & Lion Ministries was founded in 1980 as a non-denominational, independent ministry. The Ministry does not seek to convert people to any particular church. Rather, it seeks to lift up Jesus and draw people to Him as Lord and Savior.
The Ministry was established for the purpose of proclaiming the soon return of Jesus. We do not believe it is possible to know the date when Jesus will return. But we do believe it is possible to know the season of the Lord’s return, and it is our conviction that we are living in that season…” Read more.