You and many others who have chosen to read this commentary are likely in agreement. We find ourselves at a time in which the future is indeed murky. The very fact makes it a time of uneasiness–of profound uncertainty.
With so many existential threats (factors portending possible, even probable, future disruption for our lives), many look to November 8 with a shadow of oppressiveness clouding their thoughts.
We have watched our American way–our laws and traditions–dismantled. We have watched the process happen with the acquiescence, even the complicity of those with whom we entrusted our vote to stop that degeneration.
More troubling is the almost certainty that if the presidential candidate presently leading in polls (according to most polls) succeeds, the tearing down of America as founded will be put on the fast track. The “promise and change” declared by the current president–issued in January of 2009–will, it is feared, soon after this election be completed. The global architects will, in that case, have removed what I believe to be the last roadblock from their ambition–to tear down national sovereignties.
America, in the earthly sense, is that roadblock–thus the all-out effort by national and world politicians as well as media–both news and entertainment–to utterly destroy the candidate in opposition to their vision for one-world order.
With most everything else in place for setting up for the Tribulation (Daniel’s seventieth week), including Israel again in the spotlight, hounded by UNESCO in denying Israel’s historical right to the land, we have as of late added some truly profound rumors of war. Russia and the American presidential administration have entered into an extremely dangerous era of international intrigue and gamesmanship. With the Clinton campaign and the administration of Barack Obama pointing the finger of blame at Vladimir Putin and his regime as guilty of hacking emails and giving to Wikileaks in order to influence the outcome of the election, not just the Cold War, but a hot war might be forthcoming it is conjectured by some.
The Russians have moved, uncontested, into the Middle East. They have naval power and growing ground and air force capabilities in position to defend the Syrian dictator. This American administration has lifted not a finger to oppose this shift of Russian power into the region that is mentioned in Bible prophecy like no other.
Obama has, through his ineptness–or, as I more am prone to suspect, his deliberate action–allowed the development of the forces of ISIS (ISIL, as he calls them). America has U.S. Air Force assets now in regions that some believe equates to a provocation-of-war-incident waiting to happen. Again, I’m convinced it’s all part of the globalist orchestration being used by Satan himself to bring his own son of perdition to power.
So many who consider all of this sense an incident or action in the immediate future that will explode in uncontrollable ramifications. Yet, nothing, no matter the circumstances, has to this point happened to initiate the long-anticipated catastrophe.
The Russians are seemingly trying to instigate direct confrontation with American aircraft. China is trying to provoke, seemingly, a confrontation in the South China Sea. Iran is firing, through proxies, upon U.S. warships, apparently begging to be hit in return so as to start something.
The economic bubble of insanity continues to build to the bursting point. And, we have a presidential election in two weeks that some believe will bring on an even greater national schizophrenia and possible civil war, no matter who wins.
My great friend, the late Jack Kinsella, had tremendous insight, as many reading this column know. He left us some God-engendered thoughts for just this time in which we find ourselves. He wrote the following in one of his Omega Letter commentaries.
“We live in the most terrifying time of uncertainty in human history–the wrong move by the wrong guy could set off a chain of events that could potentially exterminate the human race. We have but a short time to spread the message of salvation, and it doesn’t help if we are paralyzed by fear.
The Lord knew the conditions that would exist just before His return. Which is why Paul ends his explanation of the Rapture with this exhortation:
“Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1st Thessalonians 4:16-18)
Jack had just written a fabulous piece on the Rapture. The “comfort” of which Paul assured us was all about that twinkling of an eye moment that Jack and I–and, I hope you–believe is about to occur based upon all of these things that have begun to come to pass (Luke 21:28).
Outstanding article. Thank you again for your insights, Terry.
Have faith Terry all the true polls have Trump slightly ahead and if elected he certainly won’t take your country to war like Hillary will.My pick is Trump winning by 10 electoral votes provided he takes Pennsylvania.
Come Lord Jesus! Maranatha🙏
The colossal mistake or grotesque faux pas in this election is that the wrong man was picked to run against Hillary. Although, this may be a divine directive to usher in the final phase of our existence.
I don’t think he was the wrong man, who else could go against the machine. Other candidates would have caved to the pressure. He is the right one for such a time as this…chosen to awaken America!
What I am about to say may sound like to some that I am sticking my head in the sand – BUT, I trust God in all this because we are not to be shaken but to stand fast in our faith and tell as many others about Jesus Christ and the salvation offered through Him as we can. It is a gift from God. This world can kill the body but it cannot kill the soul. That belongs to God and is a matter settled with Him. Choose eternal life and trust God for all the rest. He is faithful! The world will fail you every time. Study your bible, stand firm in your faith, and fellowship with a body of believers! The earth is dying and will soon pass away. The Lord says He will create a new heaven and earth. I believe what He says. He said what He meant and meant what He said! Let us all be on our knees in prayer for all people and all nations to come to the saving knowledge of Christ so they will receive eternal life in heaven. He will either give us strength to get us through this turmoil and pain and He will take us home to be with Him. We will go to either one of two places – eternal heaven or eternal hell. We must choose today whom we will serve. That determines our destiny, May God be with us all in the times ahead.
Terry – I truly believe the Lord is coming, but I don’t think the Rapture is going to be that soon. I truly believe we in America that are believers will suffer persecution before that happens. Also, doesn’t it say that the whole world will hear the Gospel before he comes and from what I read, there are many tribes and nations that have not heard.
Certainly there are differences of opinion on the Rapture in a number of ways. Only the Lord Knows the timing. I’m convinced that with all signals the prophets gave converging at this moment, that shout “Come up hither,” can’t be far distant.
The scripture you mention includes the lost of the Tribulation era. God will have an angel flying across the sky proclaiming the Gospel Message, we are told in Revelation. So, the Gospel will indeed be preached into the whole world at that time.