Prophet: Year 2017: Be Prepared:

February 15th, 2017

Luke 22:35–38: “And He said to them, ‘When I sent you out without purse and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?’ And they said, ‘No, nothing.’ And He said to them, ‘But now, let him who has a purse take it along, likewise also a bag, and let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one. For I tell you, that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, ‘AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH TRANSGRESSORS’; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment. And they said, ‘Lord, look, here are two swords.’ And He said to them, ‘it is enough.'” (NASB)

As this world and the mere-professing Christian moves quickly further and further from His unadulterated Word – from our Lord, His umbrella of protection also moves with Him to where even some of His people will get wet.

It is very important to consistently pray every day for Discernment, Wisdom, Strength and Courage – and for a hedge of protection. If you’re praying this prayer, when you feel a tug on your heart not to do something or go somewhere – do not do or go. If you then do not see anything happen – just maybe the warning was just for you; that said, you must not ignore our Lord’s warning within your heart. Be prepared in your heart for anything!

Also, a little physical preparation would also be prudent; however not too much for that would show that you put more trust in the “sword” than our Lord.

From the Depths of my Heart,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp


Prophet: Year 2017: The Agony of Deceit:

December 30th, 2016

2 Thessalonians 2:9–12: “The one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” (NASB)

There is only one way to truly love the truth; that is to take up your cross and deny yourself. Why? In order to accept the truth you must lay down that which you want to hear for that which is true; you will have to go through the agony of death on the cross – self-denial – to reach and find the truth; deceit will promise you life only to deliver the agony of the flames of eternal death and Hell. In 2017 you will need to make a choice: The Agony of the Cross, or The Agony of Deceit.

Your most important prayer this year is for the Holy Spirit to give you Discernment, Wisdom, Strength and Courage. Discernment so you will know truth from error; Wisdom to know how to interpret it; Strength and Courage to accept it.

In Luke 20:9-18, Jesus told the religious of His time something they did not want to hear, and as we read further in Luke we see that they refused to hear: “And when they heard it, they said, ‘May it never be!’ But He looked at them and said, what then is this that is written, ‘THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone’? Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces (the agony of the cross); but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust (the agony of deceit).” (NASB) Do you have ears to hear?

Jeremiah 6:13–14: “For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for gain, and from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely. They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, Peace,’ but there is no peace.” (NASB)

1 Thessalonians 5:1–3: “Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (NASB)

2 Thessalonians 2:3–4: “Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.” (NASB)

As it’s written: The Bridegroom will come at an unexpected hour and suddenly for His bride. Bride is your lamp full of oil – are you ready?

I strongly encourage all to read the chapter in our book,
The Portrait of a Christian, titled:
Satan, Disguised as an Angel of Light!

Redemption and Judgment are upon us:

The hammer of the clock begins its move
to strike its chime for the twelfth time.

Yet who will believe the message?

From the Depths of my Heart,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp


Prophet: Election: November 9, 2016:

November 9th, 2016

For more than twenty years this Watchman has been warning the professing Christian to take a second look at their salvation, due to the words found within Almighty God’s Word – as the darkness began to fill the void left by the light; my Blog post of May 2008 warned of the fall of the USA and the world in general; this was met with both laugher and scorn; will my warning – Email/Blog – to the world on November 5, 2016 and to the Church at-large on November 7, 2016 be met with the same laugher and scorn?

This past year we saw the complete crumbling of the moral foundation of this once great christian nation; however, instead of repentance – looking toward Almighty God for the cure of this fatal disease – we looked toward a man, showing the willingness within hearts to look toward fallen-mankind for relief from the very painful symptoms, again according to Almighty God’s Word concerning the End-Times – the Last-Days.

This past year I also found that I was now rejected even by my closest christian friends as I became more and more passionate – realizing the time was growing short; even though their heads shook yes, their words and actions showed unbelief concerning my warnings – my calling; yes, hearts began to harden which is why I began to say: “Who will believe the message?”

Two of my closest christian friends even thought I had a brain-tumor, or I was struggling with some spiritual issues as I passionately confronted the issue of separation when a church placed a greater value on church size and income rather than the Gospel; heartbroken, I did find some solace from my heavenly Father as He led me to Acts 26:24-29.

As I and this ministry move into Ezekiel 3:27, I will remain passionate – regardless of the consequences; even as I say again within my heart: “Who will believe the message?”

This past year I could not understand what was happening to me; however, I continued to move forward in faith – saying often as I looked in the mirror: “Who am I, Lord?” I now know my heavenly Father was only preparing my heart for this day and hour so I would not be tempted to quit in the face of rejection, nor to come close to touching His glory.

To God be the Glory,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp


Prophet: Church: November 7, 2016:

November 7th, 2016

The other blessings the born-again Christian must not forget least we stumble:

Acts 9:15–16: “But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.'” (NASB)

2 Corinthians 11:23–30: “Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as if insane) I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death. Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep. I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure upon me of concern for all the churches. Who is weak without my being weak? Who is led into sin without my intense concern? If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.” (NASB)

Romans 8:18–25: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.” (NASB)

Looking Up,
Minister/Watchman Raymond D. Sopp


Prophet: World: November 5, 2016:

November 5th, 2016

Who will believe the message? There was a time when truth equated love; now it’s political correctness:

Proverbs 1:24–31: “Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention; and you neglected all my counsel, and did not want my reproof; I will even laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes, when your dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come on you. Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me, because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD. They would not accept my counsel, they spurned all my reproof. So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, and be satiated with their own devices.” (NASB)

With a Grieving Heart,
Watchman Raymond D. Sopp


Many Rembrandts:

October 28th, 2016

There are many Rembrandts painting a beautiful portrait which draw large crowds willing to pay, but is it Christ? Which portrait are you willing to pay a price for?

Matthew 16:24-26: “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it. For what will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his soul?'” (NASB)

Due to the lateness of the hour where chaos will cover the world to make way for the acceptance of any man who will “appear” to bring peace, i.e., the anti-christ, I’m making our book, The Portrait of a Christian, available for free in three different Ebook formats.

This book was written not in a scholarly manor in order to bring glory to myself, but in a way for all to understand. This book took me five years to write as each chapter was prayed over and written over a two-month period to bring glory to Almighty God.

This book was meant to be a “spiritual mirror” so you will be able to examine yourself to see if you’re truly born-again, for it is written that in the Last-Days there will be a great Apostasy – a great standing away from the faith. Again, that’s not me saying so, but the Word of God. So I will ask for all to pray before you read each chapter.

Two warnings: This is not to be used as a way to judge another, but to judge yourself to see if Christ – the Holy Spirit is in you; also if you try to sell this Ebook to make a profit you will suffer for it; you cannot hide either situation from the Almighty.

Download the epub format: Portrait-of-a-Christian.epub

Download the mobi format:

Download the pdf format: Portrait-of-a-Christian.pdf

We cannot give away the paperback, but you can order it anywhere books are sold. Since our book is also published in England, you can order the paperback version of our book in many countries within Europe.

To God be the Glory!

Minister Raymond D. Sopp


Woe! Whitewashed Tombs:

August 15th, 2016

Professing Christian, next time you go to church look around at the four walls and look up at the ceiling; does it resemble a basket or a Lamp-Stand? Now walk outside; do you see Light or Darkness in the world today?

Today, it is said to give where you are fed; does that make you feel pious for doing what the world also says is good, i.e., self? Is our commission to teach others to also think of themselves or to risk scorn to tell, to convict the Lost of sin through the power of the Holy Spirit – and to tell of Heaven and Hell, and of God’s Deliverer – the Gospel? If you’re born-again from above, how can you neglect – forget the weightier matter?

BEWARE not to strain at a Gnat and swallow a Camel.

Lamentations 2:14: “Your prophets have seen for you false and foolish visions; and they have not exposed your iniquity so as to restore you from captivity, but they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.” (NASB)

August 29, 2016: A Watchman cries out: The stench of war and of death is in the air.

September 1, 2016: Psalm 32:6: “Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found; surely in a flood of great waters they shall not reach him.” Psalm 73:24: “With Thy counsel Thou wilt guide me, and afterward receive me to glory.” (NASB)

October 1, 2016: 2 Chronicles 7:14: “My people who are called by My name, i.e., Christians, humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (NASB)

We frequently hear this verse quoted, however, with little or no emphasis on the words, “and turn from their wicked ways.” If this will heal our land, what made it sick in the first place?

Watchman Raymond D. Sopp