Monday, Aug 30, 2021

Will Things Ever Return to Normal?

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, August 30, 2021, and this is Episode #30 of Series 2021. This episode is titled “Will Things Ever Return to Normal?”

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The simple answer to this question is NO. Things will never return to normal. 

Despite what some false hopefuls may think or say, America–and the entire world, for that matter–is headed on a trajectory that is fulfilling Bible prophecy to the tee.

You see, God predicted certain things in the Bible regarding the time period shortly before the return of Jesus Christ. These predictions will come to pass because God said they would. Nothing can stop their coming to pass. They must and will happen just as Jesus Christ said they would. The dangerous thing is that people all over the world are ignoring these predictions to their own peril–both earthly peril and spiritual peril. Indeed, most people are not even aware of the predictions of Jesus.

Yet, for those of us who are aware of them, we see them being fulfilled every day before our very eyes.

Just to give you an example, the United States of America falls off the map in the Book of Revelation. In other words, the Bible predicts that America will lose its worldly influence and respect, thereby preparing the way for the rise of the AntiChrist. Are we not even now witnessing the loss of America’s influence and respect after the recent  fiasco in Afghanistan? Has not the United States of America been humiliated and vilified for its despicable failure to keep its commitments to our allies?

But all this is not to say that we have lost all hope. On the contrary, we are living in what may be the most exciting time in human history, second only to the first coming of Jesus Christ. We are living in the generation that may very well see the glorious appearing of Christ in the magnificent event called the Rapture. Are you ready for it? If not, I urge you to get ready now! Tomorrow may be too late. 

The Rapture will mark the most pivotal event in human history next to the first coming of Jesus Christ. At the Rapture, all born-again believers will be removed from the earth. The result of this sudden departure of all Christ-Followers will be chaos unlike the world has ever known. Imagine all Christ-Followers suddenly leaving the earth all at the same time in a single instant!

Following the Rapture, the world will cry out for a world leader to restore order. Such a leader will arise. He is called the AntiChrist. At first, he will seem benevolent. He will be charismatic. He will have a magnetic personality and possess what look like amazing leadership skills. But underneath it all, he will be Satan personified. He will deceive the world with His seeming achievement of peace. But in the middle of it all, his true nature will be revealed.

When the AntiChrist first appears, the Jews will believe that he is their long-awaited Messiah. But when, in the middle of the seven-year Tribulation, the AntiChrist enters the Third Temple (which, according to the Bible, will soon be rebuilt), he will offer a forbidden sacrifice–probably that of a pig–and will declare himself God, demanding the worship of the entire world. 

At this point, the Jews will realize that he is not their long-awaited Messiah after all, but an imposter. They will realize that they missed their true Messiah when He came two thousand years ago. And they will deeply grieve with repentance, as predicted in the Old Testament Book of Zechariah, chapter 12, verse 10. This is Jesus speaking: “They will look on Me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”

After the Jews realize that the Anti-Christ is an imposter, they will oppose him. The AntiChrist will then chase down the Jews, and they will flee to safety to a place in Jordan called Petra, a fortified dwelling place which the Lord has already prepared for them.  

Now, you may be listening to this and thinking that what I’m saying is outlandish and that I’ve gone off the deep end. But let me ask you a question? Have you ever studied the Bible for yourself? Have you ever even read it, especially the Book of Revelation? I would guess that you have not. So, before you discount what I’m saying, do your own homework and find out for yourself whether what I am telling you is the truth or not.

I think that after you do your own research and your own homework, you will agree that what I am saying is true. 

Friend, there isn’t much time left for you to get your spiritual house in order. Jesus is coming back soon for those who follow Him. Are you willing to risk being left behind to suffer the horrors of the Great Tribulation? Doesn’t it make sense to believe what Jesus said and to follow Him? He’s God, after all. All evidence proves it. Why, then, would you not believe God? 

So, I implore you. If you do not yet know Jesus, receive Him now. Pray this simple prayer with me:

Lord Jesus, I need You.  I ask You to save me. I invite You into my life, and I receive You as my personal Savior and the Lord of my life. Thank You for forgiving me and bringing me into Your family. Thank You for saving me. Thank You for giving me eternal life. I pray this in Your Name. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet that will help you get started in your walk with Christ. I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn about Him and have fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

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My latest novel, Miracle in Milan, has been released in both print and ebook formats and deals with the issue of unforgiveness. It is the story of a young, female auditor who discovers convincing evidence that the man she loves is an embezzler. You will find Miracle in Milan to be a page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat. To order your copy, go to Amazon or to my website bookstore at maryanndiorio.com/book-table. You will also find Miracle in Milan on Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. 

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Finally, be sure to check out my latest non-fiction book, The Iron Saint. This book, modeled after The Iron Man triathlon, talks about the coming persecution of the Church in America and how you can prepare for it. The Iron Saint is available on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other major book purchasing venues. You may also find it on my website at maryanndiorio.com/book-table. Get a copy for your pastor as well. 


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__The Dangers of Distraction

__Breaking the Mind Barrier

__How Close Are We to the End?

__Have You Lost Your Hope?

__Are You Being Deceived?

__7 Signs That the Tribulation Is at Hand

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New Release! Dr. MaryAnn’s latest children’s book: Penelope Pumpernickel: Dynamic Detective

Are you looking for character-building books for your elementary school children? Books that are written from a Biblical worldview and that honor God’s Word? Then get your children a copy of each of the two books in my Penelope Pumpernickel Series of Chapter Books for Children. Click on the book cover to order below:


In this delightful series, your child will follow the adventures of eight-year-old Penelope Pumpernickel as she faces and overcomes the crazy problems caused by her homeschooling classmate, Grandville Ungerleider. Together with her sidekick and BFF, Tilly Mendoza, Penelope unravels mystery after mystery through humorous situations that will keep your child laughing on the edge of her seat and wanting more.

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Now Available for Purchase: Dr. MaryAnn’s latest novel, Miracle in Milan.

When a young, female auditor discovers evidence that the man she loves is an embezzler, she must choose between ruining him or ruining herself.

Amy Torelli, Chief Auditor for New York City-based Enson Pharmaceuticals, is assigned to audit the books of Enson’s Italian branch in the enchanting city of Milan, Italy. Having made an inner vow never to trust a man again because of her father’s betrayal, Amy finds herself falling in love with Enson Italia’s American-born Vice-President, Ted Masters. Will Ted be the one to cause her to break her inner vow?

Ted McMasters is on the run. A run from rejection. From himself. From God. Having been wounded by a father who made him feel worthless, and having been dumped by the woman he wanted to marry, Ted is determined to keep all women at bay. But will Amy Torelli be the reason he changes his mind?
Miracle in Milan
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THE IRON SAINT by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD

The Church in America is on the verge of a tremendous spiritual awakening, an awakening that will first be fueled by persecution unlike anything we have ever seen before in this land. Indeed, a prophetic word given in my home church during the month of November gave this warning to the Church: “Prepare for the fire of persecution!”

But the Church is not ready for this persecution. For the most part, the Church in America has been weak and lukewarm. Flabby and lazy. Consumed with the world and not with the things of God. As a result, the Church has been deceived and has subverted the divine order of things.

In THE IRON SAINT, Dr. MaryAnn Diorio seeks to help equip the saints for the work of true, integritous, and effective ministry. As a teacher in the Body of Christ, it is her burning desire to help correct this devastating error.

In THE IRON SAINT, Dr. Diorio has outlined a plan of action for strengthening the Church through uncompromising obedience to the Word of God. This plan of action is based on her own 50 years of walking with the Lord and being led by His Holy Spirit.

If you are a born-again believer and member of the Body of Christ, make this book a top reading priority.

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Check out these popular Winning with the Word podcasts below. You may also search for a particular topic in the search box at the top of the sidebar on this page. 

__The Dangers of Distraction

__Breaking the Mind Barrier

__How Close Are We to the End?

__Have You Lost Your Hope?

__Are You Being Deceived?

__7 Signs That the Tribulation Is at Hand

 Are you new to this blog? If so, what is the “Winning with the Word” blog and why will it bless you to read it?

“Winning with the Word” is a weekly blog that helps you to deal with the daily problems of life by using the Bible as your guide to solving them. The Word of God will make you a success in life!

AN INVITATION TO YOU: To subscribe to Winning with the Wordclick here.

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