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When the survival of King Jehoshaphat’s nation was at stake and his people were in danger from their enemies, he called for a fast. The people sought the Lord and His help—and He delivered them. Today, our nation is at a critical juncture. We need to call out to God for His help, His intervention, and His mercy. It is only by His hand that America will survive and be able to thrive again. We have an election coming up with so much at stake—two vastly different directions for the future of this country. This not only affects us, but our children and our grandchildren.
“And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord” (2 Chronicles 20:3-4).
I am urging followers of Jesus Christ to fast and to pray for our nation next SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25. Mark it on your calendars and prepare now. I hope individuals, families, and churches will join me in asking for the Lord’s help and for His will to be done in this critical election. Will you?
My good friend Dr. Tim LaHaye used to quip that his and Jerry Jenkins’ best-selling novel series Left Behind gave his critics room to accuse that his pre-Trib view of Bible prophecy was all fiction.
I guess that, to my critics who have considered the several novels I’ve written, it’s proof that my take on Bible prophecy is entirely fictional as well.
That being the case, the minute-by-minute unfolding of issues and events is illustrating that developing reality is stranger than fiction, as they say. As a matter of fact, the observation that life imitates art is becoming the norm in looking at Bible prophecy rather than a saying that applies to fodder for novelists.
A couple of things are growing to blockbuster size. These matters have been all but totally ignored by mainstream news media, but are now growing in such enormity that they have moved beyond being laughed off as merely rumors spread by conspiracy kooks.
The way you can tell that there is substance to the formerly laughed-at “conspiracy” matters is that the mainstream anchor-types start harping on them, trying to sway the voting public.
Such is the case on the matter of QAnon, or Q, which has until the “Town Hall” broadcast by NBC the other night been ridiculed by the elite media as the insane ravings of conspiracy lunatics.
When Savannah Guthrie, the NBC Today Show cohost, laid into President Trump about QAnon, she kept at him in almost a vicious way about whether he would disavow it. It was clear that this means this covert entity called “Q” is becoming major in the eyes of the elitists in media who want to bend the minds of voters in this presidential election. It has become a serious enough matter that they want us to believe the president commands a secret cabal that is dangerously right-wing in the same sense they consider white supremacy.
I’ve written before about this covert entity, formerly laughed at by the media types and scorned as conspiracy nuttiness.
Much of what I know about this entity, as I said about the mainstream narrative these days, defies logical discernment. Does he—for it is thought to be an individual within the immediate circles that surround the president, and I presume it is a man, if he indeed exists within that circle—truly have knowledge of the intrigues he reports?
“Q” or “QAnon” is the name given a supposed insider within the White House ranks who issues reports about what is in actuality going on with regard to this president and the so-called deep state. The deep state is a term most recognize. It refers to those within government—particularly within the top ranks of clandestine services such as the CIA, FBI, NSA, etc., that are part of the Washington, DC “swamp,” as Mr. Trump termed it during his campaign to win the presidency. These, along with many DC.-establishment types, have been doing all within their power to destroy Trump’s presidency and even the man himself, family-wise and business-wise.
The aforementioned mainstream media joins this cabal in the attempted destruction.
At the heart of this drive to oust this president at any cost is the pile upon pile of lies that continues to spew from the “swamp” and are magnified and carried throughout mainstream media. You might have noticed how there has been a steady stream of such lies meant to destroy the president—a different lie almost every week (for almost four years now).
QAnon is disseminating through alternative news sources that there is a reckoning coming for the deep state and those complicit in opposing the president and doing great harm to the American Republic. “He” indicates that something big is on the way that will expose and even bring to justice much of the deep state at every level. It will soon be made clear for all to see the corruption at the very top of US government, and where the true collusion festers…
So Savannah Guthrie’s grilling of the president, obviously aimed at forcing him to admit his association with QAnon or else disavow that entity, makes clear that the man or organization has, as the media used to say, gravitas in the scheme of things. It almost certainly is a matter that troubles them and their desire to rid America of Trump at any cost.
The whole thing could constitute wonderful fiction with realistic pathos, intrigue, danger, and all the rest that inhabits the novelists’ world. But, it appears forever more to be truth, not fiction, that is bubbling to the surface of these prophetic times.
Adding to this life-imitating-art scenario is the matter of an even more profoundly strange tale that seems to be taking on the look of reality bubbling to the surface. The following excerpt frames the matter.
On Sunday, October 11th, 2020, documents, and tapes along with audio were delivered to a U.S. Congressman along with several conventional media outlets demonstrating that President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conspired and developed a sophisticated cover-up in the matter of Seal Team 6 and the purported killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Furthermore, the $1.2 billon Obama sent to Iran was part of a blackmail effort by Iran to Obama to keep the secret that Osama Bin Laden was killed, when he was not! Furthermore…a sophisticated cover-up ensued to protect Obama, Biden, Clinton including involvement by the John McCain Foundation and the Clinton Foundation.
Further participants include, but are not limited to: Leon Panetta, John Brennan, and the architect Hillary Clinton. These documents have supposedly been verified by several intelligence professionals along with a former high ranking U.S. General. The documents have been released to President Trump. (Video: Evidence Suggests Obama, Biden, Hillary Conspired With Iran – Clinton Gave Order to EXECUTE Seal Team 6 ⋆, Conservative Firing Line, RR News, Oct. 17, 2020)
Even Reformed theologians in many cases call the book of Revelation fiction, in that they say it shouldn’t have been in the canon of Scripture. They say it is just too far out there. It is mostly the figment of the writer’s imagination.
God’s Word, however, is absolute truth. Is it too far-fetched to believe that stories like the above—which don’t come anywhere near reaching the bizarre levels of the fantastic future reports from Revelation—could have fundamental elements of truth?
Stay tuned, I guess is the right thing to say here.
In our upcoming book, LAWLESS: End-Times War Against the Spirit of Antichrist, I and a number of experts in Bible prophecy who observe these troubling times point to unchecked evil pervading society and culture. The evil is unchecked in that most everyone on the political left refuses to condemn the lawlessness taking place. One political party and the entire mainstream and entertainment media not only refuse to condemn the evil, but in many cases they champion it.
They either can’t see or refuse to see, for example, that Black Lives Matter is not an organization that champions civil rights, but that is an offshoot of Marxism of the worst sort. BLM foments revolution—not by peaceful means, as the left likes to frame it, but by anarchy, arson, looting, and other destructiveness that has damaged property and lives. The cost has been in the billions of dollars.
The leftist political entities have lately made a few weakly issued comments to the effect that all who break the law should be punished. They say there is no place for those who go against the law. But that’s about it, so far as the condemnation goes with regard to the absolute lawlessness that has run rampant leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
And make no mistake: The left’s desire is to make it a nation in flames and civil strife in order to bring this president’s support down. It is to bring America down so that the nation, the apex nation of world history, can be brought into global configuration. America is the holdup to their plans for one world, a world of Marxist-style socialism in which the few hold the power and the wealth.
This is Satan’s plan for all of humanity—to bring all under his coming Antichrist’s regime of absolute control.
While the political left, doing Satan’s bidding, works feverishly to bring about revolution in order to accomplish their Luciferian mission to bring America down as founded, they at the same time are becoming a law unto themselves.
The one thing they are absolutely bent on is making everyone on earth accept their climate-change madness. Climate change denial is the one issue they hold as the epitome of lawlessness. This is the matter they fully intend to police at all cost.
It is allowable, even preferable for their adherents—the anarchists—to burn down American cities. This, despite polluting the air with acrid smoke from the burning, is necessary. This is a key Marxist principle: ends justify means; i.e., bringing down America and this anti-establishment, anti-globalist president and America as founded justifies the anarchy, arson, looting, bullying, and even killing, because it is all necessary to bring into being the utopia they believe they can create.
God is not necessary in all of this. Their attitude in this regard is more than obvious. The Democrat Party platform consistently leaves God out of its mixture of talking points.
Those of the radical left are deluded. They have come to the reprobate mindset of Romans 1:28. I believe they are at the point of Psalm 2—the point where the Lord has them in derision and is laughing at them and their anti-God foolishness and evil.
But the one matter they rally around, whether radical leftists or just the so-called normal leftists, is the hoax of climate change.
It is a hoax in that Satan and his minions, both human and demonic, have deluded them into believing is an actual crisis. It’s a lie from the father of lies.
They couldn’t prove the hoax that preceded climate change—that is, global warming. Science disproves global warming at every turn. So they had to rename the hoax to “climate change” instead. This renaming has worked very successfully among their deluded numbers.
Here is a brief excerpt by a sold-out member of the climate-change Nazis. And that is a proper nomenclature for them. They are determined to police the world and put us in jail if we deny their climate-change “science.”
Mental health professionals are increasingly recognizing the critical role they play in combating climate change. Data suggest that rising temperatures are linked to increases in multiple psychiatric disorders and suicide rates. In an excellent review of the mental health aspects of climate change, a group from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto comment that “The overarching threats of a changing climate, can also incite despair and hopelessness as actions to address the ‘wicked problem’ of climate change seem intangible or insignificant in comparison to the scale and magnitude of the threats.”
Organizations like Climate Psychiatry Alliance and Climate Psychology Alliance have been formed not only to point out the severe consequences of climate change for emotional and behavioral health but also to lend expertise in determining how best to overcome climate change denial. For these and similar organizations, climate change denial constitutes an emergency that demands immediate attention. We need urgent attention to developing and implementing the best practices for overcoming public despair and inaction and increasing the motivation to demand large-scale climate change mitigation action. (Climate Change Denial | Psychology Today,https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/denying, January 12, 2019)
True evil in all the terroristic activity we have endured during this election season is all but totally denied by the so-called radical left. However, everyone of the leftist mindset fanatically holds to the belief that man is destroying the planet. Climate change must be dealt with at all cost. “God doesn’t control Mother Earth” is their underlying spiritual psychosis. That psychosis is what drives many of them to declare that we who deny their climate-change hoax must be eliminated. This is lawlessness, in their skewed view of reality. We must be arrested and either have our psychological inclination changed or else be taken out of the societal and cultural milieu.
As all of the signals of these end times are converging and with stunning rapidity, the climate-crisis cops might soon get their most fervent wish. We climate deniers will soon be taken off the planet.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17)
As some know, I’ve been totally blind for about twenty-seven years due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a hereditary disease in which the rods and cones of the retina degenerate. There is no replacement for them at this point—the retina is brain tissue that doesn’t regenerate. (Some who disagree with my view of Bible prophecy might conclude that brain-tissue degeneration is why I can’t see things their way.) But, as I understand it, degeneration of the tissue that comprises the retina has nothing to do with cognitive dysfunction. So maybe what I’m saying here will make some sense.
When I started experiencing night-vision problems when I was in my thirties, I went to an ophthalmologist, who said he thought I might have this disease. He sent me to a retinal specialist, who indeed, after a quite painful exam that lasted more than forty-five minutes, said I had RP. At the time, it was a malady they knew relatively little about. There was no cure, and he said the prognosis was almost certain blindness.
The Lord was good, and the disease progressed very slowly–compared to many who have RP. It wasn’t until I was around fifty-two that I lost the ability to see well enough to operate fairly normally. My central vision became affected and it was lights-out from then on, so to speak.
The time leading up to that point, however, was the most frustrating time. When I was in my late forties, I could see partially well—and partly terribly. It grew progressively worse, of course.
It was a constant struggle to determine if what I was seeing was reality or imagination. That’s the only way I can explain it. Most movement, whether I was moving about physically or looking at text in books or on a computer monitor, was terribly taxing.
It was only after I completely lost the ability to make out any text on the screen that I had to push back and say to the Lord: “If you want me to continue to write, you will have to intervene.”
Thankfully, He did so, and thirty-something books and hundreds of articles have been the ongoing result of His blessings on my life.
But that period leading up to just giving it all over to Him was the toughest time and the most exasperating. I could see just clearly enough to get into trouble with trying to figure it all out.
Now to the point, I hope.
Here is what the apostle Paul writes.
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. (Romans 11:25–27)
In the eleventh chapter of Romans, Paul deals with the nation Israel—with the individual disposition of the Jew with regard to their blindness, spiritually speaking.
Lest anyone believes the Jews are condemned forever because the father of lies—Satan—has convinced people that the Jews are responsible for killing Jesus Christ, read the book of Romans. Paul destroys that absolute lie from the pit of hell. He tells that they are blind partially for now. But their future is glorious beyond all imagination, according to the promise of God.
In my own small experience with the physical blindness, the most painful part was trying to do everything myself as I struggled to see through the progression of the disease. To make perhaps not the best analogy, but the one in mind at present, the nation of Israel—the Jews, as nonbelievers in Christ as Messiah—are partially blinded. Religious Jews believe in Jehovah, the Person they see as the One and Only God. They reject that Jesus was and is their Messiah and the Savior of the world from the collective and individual sins of mankind.
This spiritual blindness has caused them great stress throughout history. They haven’t turned this spiritual disease over to the God who can heal them.
This remains their state at present. They can’t understand the world’s hatred or the persecution they are even today enduring. They can’t grasp the division within their own ranks as a people, the sons and daughters of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
That painful progression of Israel’s spiritual blindness—that partial blindness—I think, is made manifest in the news excerpt below.
When asked about American Jews, [Mark] Zell [chairman of Republican Overseas] stated: “75-80 percent of Jews in the United States vote for Democrats. It goes beyond logic. It’s irrational. They vote that way in any election campaign and cannot renounce the Democratic Party. It is against their interests as Jews. I do not spend our time explaining to Jews in the United States who to vote for.”
On the other hand, Zell noted, “there are pro-Israel evangelicals and Christians who look to us to see if we vote for Trump and the Republicans to make sure we are with them.”
Zell firmly believes that a Biden victory would be disastrous for Israel and the Jewish people.
“He [Biden] announced that as soon as he takes office in January he will renew the nuclear deal with Iran. He also said that immediately after entering the White House he will renew funding for the PA and the UN regarding the Palestinians, but beyond that, we see within the Democratic party congressional delegates who are really anti-Semitic. Jews see it, they understand it and just don’t care. They also donate hundreds of millions of dollars to the Democratic Party. I have no words,” Zell said, adding that “in New York there was a Democratic delegate, Eliot Engel, who was a friend of Israel, and they threw him in the trash in the primaries and replaced him with an anti-Semite.” (Mark Zel: If Biden is elected, Jews in Israel will be harmed, Arutz Sheva, U.S. and Canada—Israel National News, October 9, 2020)
The whole House of Israel—it is obvious by considering that the Jews in New York go for politicians and policies that are against Israel for the most part, while Jews in Israel see things exactly opposite—has a blindness that seems inexplicable. They can see only partially and, like my own case of progressive physical blindness, it is exasperating, and gets them into situations in which they can do nothing themselves to bring them into a clear vision of things before them.
Thankfully, as Paul foretells, this blindness is only temporary. They will one day be healed, and will see their Messiah as He comes to rescue them.
Hey! I’m looking for the same Divine Healer, myself! I hope you are, too. His name is Jesus Christ!
For most of us there are few if any opportunities to demonstrate our devotion to this great nation. Those among us who join the military or law enforcement to protect us from foes foreign and domestic are small in number. Yet we have the power to determine our own fate, and the fate of our nation by the simple act of voting. And in a precious few days, we, the people, will decide for ourselves, our progeny, and for the rest of time if America will remain a vibrant and free Constitutional Republic the likes of which the world has never known or whether America will become just another nation in decline, going the way of Athens or Rome, but in a shorter time.
This election will decide — WE will decide — if we wish to live in freedom or tyranny, in sunlight or darkness, in prosperity or poverty. The choice could not be starker, and the choice is ours. We must ask ourselves, what will our children and grandchildren think of us? How will history judge us? What would our ancestors say of us if we so casually, and without duress, turn aside mankind’s greatest achievement and vote for a thousand years of decline, gloom, and doom?
Each successive generation must commit to ensuring that the next generation lives free. We must reflect on the selflessness with which Americans have sacrificed and died on battlefields throughout the world and in our own revolutionary and civil wars so that we might appreciate what we have inherited, a country in which we live and flourish and a civil and open society.
As I explained in Liberty And Tyranny too often liberty’s permeance makes its manifestations elusive or invisible to those born into it. Even if liberty is acknowledged, it is often taken for granted and its permanence assumed. Under these conditions, the Statist’s agenda, that is the Democratic Party’s diabolical plans can be alluring.
It is not recognized as an increasingly corrosive threat to liberty, but rather coexisting with it. But all liberty-loving citizens should know better, and be alarmed by the ascent of tyranny, not only in the Democrat Party but throughout the culture. Nor should we be confused or taken by the various nomenclatures designed by the Democrat Party to deceive us into believing that their movement is some kind of a Peoples’ Movement, such as Democratic Socialism. Like all such movements, they ultimately rely on the iron fist to control the people, not serve them.
As I have noted before, the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has perfected the politics of deceit and manipulation, veils his pursuits in moral indignation, intoning in high dudgeon the injustices and inequities of liberty and life itself for which only he and his party can provide justice and bring a righteous resolution. And when the resolution proves elusive, as it has during his forty-seven-year political career, he demands ever more political authority to wring out the imperfections in mankind’s existence. Hence his 110-page Marxist manifesto.
Unconstrained by constitutional prohibitions, what is left but Biden’s own moral compass which has already led him astray? He is never circumspect about his own shortcomings. Failure is not a product of his beliefs but merely want of power and resources. Thus are born endless rationalizations for seizing ever-more governmental authority. So the Democrat Party’s intention to destroy the Supreme Court by packing it with kindred ideologues, the expansion of the US Senate to create a super-majority one-party Democrat rule, the elimination of the filibuster rule to crush any opposition to the Democrat Party’s lawmaking agenda, and the elimination of the Electoral College in order to prevent millions of Americans outside of the big cities and most populated states from participating in the electoral and governing system, thereby ensuring Democrat Party dominance for decades. In short, the fundamental transformation of America from a Constitutional Republic to a Democrat Party leviathan.
We must never accede to the terms of our economic and political surrender and servitude. We must never abandon our children and grandchildren to a dark and bleak future. We must never accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we have inherited from our ancestors. We must never accept social engineering from politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. For those who choose tyranny over liberty and vote for Joe Biden and the Democrat Party, they do not speak for the tens of millions of us who revere the principles undergirding our society and appreciate the fruits of our economic system. Nor do they get to dictate the terms of our existence as they contort the Constitution and the Law to accommodate their political ends. We must not be compliant to their demands and designs. We must vote. Vote for President Trump and the Republicans and rally our families, friends, and coworkers and neighbors to vote for President Trump and the Republicans. And we must — like our forefathers who founded this magnificent country — become active in our own survival.
If you agree with these words, please consider making copies of this essay, written in the early hours of this morning, and consider sharing it with family, friends, coworkers and neighbors.
Time of crisis invariably produces conspiracy theory and controversy. The nation has been in constant crisis since the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump. From the election results’ beginning, there was the claim of its illegitimacy. The claim grew into accusations of collusion with the Russians to defeat Clinton and the Democrat Party. That burgeoned into the ongoing attempts to get rid of what the political left considers the illegal occupier of the White House.
Crisis has now reached the level of near-civil war to some extent. The party that claims to have been cheated either supports or remains silent about anarchists and rioters who are burning down cities whose mayors are Democrats, and who blame this president for their problems, even though they refuse to let him intervene with federal help.
Add to the election-produced crisis the COVID-19 “pandemic,” which comes on the heels of feverish efforts to create a controversy of major proportions each and every week.
The intrigues of the cabal that worked within the intelligence agencies of the Obama administration to forge false accusations against this president; the totally proven false Mueller investigation for months on end; the failed, disgraceful, impeachment attempt—all were part of the ginned-up crisis.
The assault has not lessened. Each week another Molotov cocktail is thrown into the incendiary effort of attempted coup d’état. And now an even stranger twist comes into what has, in my view, become an almost certain prophetic insinuation into this crisis of unprecedented virulence and intrigue.
The president, the most protected person in America—and arguably in the world—has come under attack from the microbic enemy called coronavirus. No one can seem to figure out how it got to him, even with the most intensive contact-tracing capability available on the planet. This, of course, has produced as many conspiracy theories as any found throughout the history of such crises.
One writer has the whole matter as concerning continuance of government.
A week or two ago, when the president first announced that he and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19, the earliest conspiracy theories burst onto the World Wide Web. Some of the things one blog suggested might be involved were wrapped in the following.
Is the POTUS COVID-Based Quarantine a Cover Story for the Enacting of Continuity of Government Protocols?…
The implied message being given to the public suggests that the President is working, as normal, at the White House. However, people who are familiar with the protocols for such matters states that it is more likely that the President has retreated to The Presidential Emergency Operations Center which is a bunker structure underneath the East Wing of the White House. It serves as a secure shelter and communications center for the President of the United States and others in case of an emergency…
[The blogger went on to give possible reasons for the made-up announcement that the president and his wife had coronavirus.]
- Impending war with China is a distinct possibility. There are many ancillary factors that could serve to support this notion.
- The unleashing of what I have previously called the TET Offensive of terrorism.
- Impending war with both Russia and China.
- Incoming asteroid(s).
- A Deep-State initiated coup against the President.
- A defined series, not just one, assassination attempts being launched against the president. (Common Sense Show, Dave Hodges, Friday October 3, 2020)
Of course, we subsequently learned that the president and wife were whisked off to Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. (Unless this is just a cover-up, as some conspiracy theorists would have it.)
The many intrigues rocking our world as of late makes almost any possibility seem feasible, I suppose. All the intrigue is driving us toward election, and it’s the supremely important things wrapped up within this matter with which I would like to conclude.
I refer not to the 2020 presidential election on November 3, but to the election of individual human beings to become heavenly citizens.
In this regard, election is all-important. What the great Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, said about the subject of winning, I can say about the subject of election: “Election isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”
That is, God has elected you to become His child—to be saved from the wrath and judgment to come. And as we look around us, that wrath and judgment must be very near indeed (placing the Rapture even closer in the immediate future).
He has chosen to extend His grace to you through the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, so you can avoid that coming judgment.
But you must accept the result of that election. You must say “yes” to that grace offer to be forgiven of all sin past, present, and future. And, after you have accepted that election, you should serve God, pray, and study His Word.
We, as His elect, are to carry out the Great Commission—to tell those we come in contact with about the saving power and love of the God who created all that exists.
“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall” (2 Peter 1:10).
“Is it time for a divorce?”
The woman who phoned in to the Rush Limbaugh Show September 29 asked the question. I find it to be a most poignant question, and quite pertinent.
Should we, she was wondering, now agree to split down the middle—or along lines of ideological , political, religious, and other areas of the schism that is tearing the nation apart. The divide is indeed deep and the fabric that once held us together as a people seems to be seen and heard ripping violently as it fractures to pieces in accounts from hour by hour news feeds.
Lanny Davis, the political operative and White House lawyer and spokesman during the years of the Clinton presidency, has proposed such a divorce. He says he and a number of his blue-state think-alikes intend to propose that the nation be divided in two—or in fractured parts, according to their blueness and redness. He says they will take the best part of that division, the East Coast and West Coast, population centers in the cities of the middle country and Hawaii. By implication, the rest—the backward, Bible-clinging gun-toters and hayseeds—can be left to see if they can survive without the brilliance and guidance, as well as the assets, of the glorious blue-state secessionists.
It’s a fascinating proposal, to be sure. Considering that most of the population centers of the nation are now suffering unparalleled violence and carnage from the likes of BLM and Antifa, with no governance of blue-oriented mayors and governors, the proposal is almost appealing—to this Bible-carrying, gun-toting hayseed, at least. Federal taxes taken from us to provide for the common defense and general welfare of such anti-American areas of the nation have little appeal, so far as I can determine.
On the other hand, our Lord told us that a nation divided against itself cannot stand. That truth was taken to heart by Abraham Lincoln, and years of one of the deadliest wars of history saved the Union and thereby preserves the nation to this day.
I, and you, as Americans, have lived in peace. —That is, “peace” relative to the lives lived by those of the rest of the world.
We get up daily, free from fear of government and from our neighbors. Or, that is the way it has been until the election of Donald J. Trump.
The politicians and media prevaricators who are ideologically blue blame this president for the great divide although it is they who have been at the center of the despicable, attempted coup d’état they’ve perpetrated. This fact makes the woman on the Rush Limbaugh program wonder aloud for his forty million-plus daily listeners to hear: “Is it time for a divorce?”
If the coup is successful—if the change-America, blue-state cabalists get their way, we can no longer awaken free from fear of saying the wrong thing or making a misstep that will get us sent off for reeducation camps, gulags, or worse.
But, wait—she is concerned because she already is feeling such persecution. The woman said, as I recall, that she’s now surrounded by “blue-thinking” neighbors who constantly harangue her if she so much as speaks in a way they think is hate speech.
Although she hasn’t a clue she has said any such thing or made any such misstep, she’s been threatened, through unspoken and overt intimidation. She is sick of it, she said, and wonders if we shouldn’t just make the divide that those such as Lanny Davis want.
Her question, I’m sure, must have been made in a non-literal sense—although, I must say, she never indicated such.
A number of pundits I’ve heard have said they see such a civil war to divide the nation as Davis wants. I’ve said before that my own grandfather, Gideon Johnson James, said way, way back there when I was about ten years old that there was coming a great divide in the nation. He said there would be another civil war.
Listening to the debate between the president and the former vice president did nothing to assuage the fear of such a coming conflict. There was a divide right down the middle. Well, I would put the moderator in there as part of the divide, based upon his constant input of assistance at times one of the debaters began to stumble. The media, as I said, as a whole is in the blue-state category. It showed in that September 28 forum.
Make no mistake: a divorce is coming. It will be a much greater a parting of the ways than ever seen in any divorce court at any time in national or world history. Believers will be instantaneously divorced from the evil of this earth.
I’m talking about the moment when believers in Jesus Christ leave this judgment-bound sphere. Those “engaged” to the Lord, the Creator of all things, the King of Kings, will split the heavens to be forever with the Bridegroom in a symbolic wedding that can never be dissolved.
Let us look for this “blessed hope” as instructed in Titus 2:13. But at the same time, let us witness of Christ’s saving grace and God’s desire that all come to repentance (2 Peter 3: 9).
The Rapture is imminent! Even so, come Lord Jesus!
Author’s note: While looking through correspondence from my friend Ed Merrick, a well-known school principal and public educator in our region, who died at age 83 on September 4, 2020, I came across an article he found to be especially compelling, and in his always encouraging way let me know. It was posted as a terryjamesprophecyline.com blog article on July 6, 2020.
It is an article I think needs looked at again as we rapidly approach November 3, 2020.
The past weekend this nation celebrated Independence Day 2020. The holiday is a sort unlike any celebrated by any other country in earth’s history. There will never be a holiday of its like again this side of Christ’s next intervention into the sordid and sorry affairs of man.
I can say this with certitude—at least within my own view—because America is the last hope, in human terms, for freedom to the extent America has enjoyed that blessing for 244 years. We are witnessing liberty’s last gleaming.
When thinking on this commentary, I first thought to title it “Why America Is Lost.” The thought was that the nation has since some time in the 1950s begun the dismantling of all that is good about her, as French philosopher and admirer of America, Alexis de Tocqueville, would have it.
By the late 1950s, influences by Karl Marx and especially of Charles Darwin, as well as by other anti-God minions, had so invaded the educational process in America as to weaken the undergirdings that held erect America’s “goodness.”
That “goodness” is the Judeo-Christian principles upon which the founding fathers placed the republic they created. By 1963, those principles had eroded to the point that prayer and Bible reading were banished in public classrooms. The Ten Commandments became anathema to the new masters of education. There were actually statements made to the effect that the commandments should not be posted anywhere in public places—especially not within public classrooms. The rationale? Because the children might actually read them and begin to think they have to obey and practice them. That insanity is recorded for anyone who cares to research it. I’m not making it up, as they say.
I remember a thirty-something-year-old professor standing before my political science class in my freshman year at college lauding the marvels that Marxism-Leninism offered as opposed to the evil presented by American adventurism and bloody war-making since the founding. By then, the erosion of American “goodness,” thus its “greatness,” was well underway.
So, as I say, I started to give this commentary the title, “Why America Is Lost.” I thought to present the fact that the disease of anti-God inculcation has so infected America at its core that the nation cannot be spared the inevitable fall that God’s righteousness—the only goodness that exists—ultimately demands.
As de Tocqueville and any observer within the realm of rationality would rightly conclude, America has lost her goodness, her godly foundational mooring. So she has lost her greatness (the gleaming of freedom as testimony to God providing certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness).
We have allowed the “wickedness in high places”—those principalities and powers in the lofty perches of academia and government—to replace the godly foundations. The nation has been and is at this moment being deconstructed by lawlessness in an avalanche of tearing down all values formerly held to as suitable for a good and moral people.
Founders like Franklin and Adams forewarned about dangers intrinsic within the populace ever abandoning the Judeo-Christian base they had erected. Any other people than a morally based, truly free people, they consistently forewarned, are unsuitable for God-given governance. Any people not firmly moored by such providentially influenced foundation are ultimately destined to lose their liberty, was the message.
That those liberties implicit and explicit within the Bill of Rights are even at this moment under assault cannot be denied. The anarchists, arsonists, and so-called deconstructionists of the radical left make liberty’s last gleaming a manifest destiny for Americans.
The Democrat party champions those who are fomenting a cultural revolution that mimics those of Mao and others. Lawlessness rules in major cities where the reprobate thinking of Democrat mayors and governors agrees with the Marxist demands that law enforcement be eliminated through defunding and other means.
The Republican Party for the most part refuses to stand up against the evil that has taken over much of the nation’s youth—the Millennial generation. From kindergarten through doctoral programs, these have been victims of a satanically influenced cabal of anti-God educators for more than six decades. The title, “Why America Is Lost,” therefore, would be appropriate for an article in this day and time.
But the impression struck as the depression deepened in thinking on these matters. “You have left out one ingredient to all this seeming madness afflicting the nation and world.”
Indeed, I had left out the most important ingredient when thinking on the insanity raging within our nation and beyond. That factor is God’s staying hand.
America, although it shows every indicator of precipitous decline from which there seems no escape, remains the freest nation on earth. Its economy, already untenable because of debt extrapolated into hundreds of trillions of dollars for future generations, remains intact, despite suffering a complete shutdown due to a largely contrived virus threat. Most of the nation’s heartland continues to function and show progress toward a return to a degree of normalcy, despite the most vicious attempts imaginable by globalist diabolists in DC and other capitals of the world to rip American sovereignty and autonomy to shreds.
It is incontrovertibly true from the perspective of Bible prophecy, within the observations of those spiritually attuned. God continues to restrain the raging efforts to bring down this supernaturally inspired experiment in liberty. America will be here, I’m believing, until that restraint is withdrawn when Christ calls all born again believers to Himself.
Meantime, it is incumbent to pray fervently that He who sits in Heaven—and obviously has the rebels of planet earth in derision as in Psalm 2—continues to restrain the satanically enraged evil with His omnipotent, staying hand.
The title of our book to be released soon is LAWLESS: The End-Times War Against the Spirit of Antichrist. Is there any title that could more encapsulate what we’ve been witnessing in our nation for these past weeks?
The apostle John wrote of his own time that the “spirit of Antichrist” was already in the world:
By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. (1 John 4:2–3)
The apostle Paul also spoke of this lawless spirit that would prevail at the very end of the age. Its growing manifestation, he wrote, will be a precursor to the Antichrist himself vaulting onto the world stage:
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. (2 Thessalonians 2:2)
The “day” Paul refers to is the “day of the Lord”—the beginning of the Tribulation, the last seven years of human history leading up to the Second Advent of Jesus Christ, as foretold in Revelation 9.
The great apostle foretold that this “day” won’t begin until there first comes a “falling away,” or “apostasy.” This word can be interpreted several ways, and has also been translated to mean several things wrapped up in one meaning.
One definition of “apostasy” is a “departure,” and it can be either a departure from faith (belief in scriptural truth) or a departure in the spatial sense—that is, literally leaving one place to go to another. I believe that in this case, “apostasy” carries both meanings: Paul is saying that before Antichrist comes on the scene to become the world’s last and fiercest tyrant, people will largely be deep into a state of departure from faith in Bible truth.
I also believe he is saying that Antichrist can’t come on the scene until there is a spatial departure—that is, a removal from one place to go to another, literally. This will be the Rapture of the Church (all true believers in Christ for salvation).
When the departure (as wrapped up in both meanings) is complete, the “man of sin”—Antichrist—will leap to the end stage of history for his horrendous reign of terror.
He is also referred to, like his father, Satan, as the “man of lawlessness.” The word departure also has within its meaning the thought of being lawless—denying the Creator who laid down how mankind should live.
The “spirit of Antichrist” has at its God-denying center the evil of complete lawlessness. That’s why God’s Word calls end-times man, as expressed in the KJV, “earth dwellers.” Those in unbelief are “earthy”—they care only about things that are of this sin-saturated existence on earth.
Paul the apostle, again, said that this “falling away” (apostasy) will first appear on the scene before Antichrist will be manifested before the world. The departure from faith will include increasing lawlessness, preparing the way for the most lawless one of all—Antichrist.
The following excerpt, I think gives a deep look into the “spirit of Antichrist” making literal inroads into the evil we see exploding in our cities.
In a June 13 conversation between Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors and BLM-Los Angeles chapter co-founder Melina Abdullah, Abdullah discusses how the two of them have “become very intimate with the spirits we call on regularly,” and Cullors talks about how using a hashtag for BLM is “almost resurrecting a spirit so that it can work through us.”…
In the interview, Abdullah states, “maybe I’m sharing too much but we’ve become very intimate with the spirits that we call on regularly. Right? Like, each of them seems to have a different presence and personality. You know, I laugh a lot with Wakiesha [Wilson]. You know? And I didn’t meet her in her body.”…
Wakiesha Wilson was a black woman who suffered from bi-polar disorder and reportedly hanged herself while in LAPD custody.Her death has become a cause célèbre among BLM activists.
Cullors responds, saying that she was raised a Jehovah’s Witness but, “as I got older, ancestor, ancestral worship became really important.”
Cullors then explains how the hashtags such as #SayHerName and #BLM are a means to honor the dead and invoke them. (Alexander Watson, “BLM Leaders Discuss ‘Resurrecting a Spirit So That It Can Work Through Us,’” CNS News, September 24, 2020)
Based on what we see on the evil streets of America and the world today, can there be any doubt that we’re witnessing the spirit of Antichrist manifesting at this time so near the end of the age? The departure—in every sense—has begun in earnest. It will soon have its conclusion. That conclusion will mean God’s judgment and wrath for earth dwellers, and glory beyond all imagination for believers in Jesus Christ.
“For you yourselves know that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’, then sudden destruction will come upon them like labor pains upon a women with child, and they will not escape.” I Thessalonians 5:2-3
Last days’ events happen quickly. Even suddenly. The word “quickly” (Greek word: tachos) is used eight times in Revelation. Think of an automobile tachometer which measures the working speed of an engine typically in revolutions per minute. And it revs up.
We often see sudden destruction falling upon the wicked in the Bible. The unrepentant living during Noah’s time, experienced a sudden and catastrophic flood (Gen. 6-9). They had 120 years to repent as Noah preached to them, but they chose to ignore him and judgment suddenly fell (Gen. 6:3-7).
Have you noticed that in 2020, everything has happened suddenly?
- Our fairly ordinary world suddenly vanished.
- Stores sold out
- Fear gripped America—and the world—suddenly
- People were ordered tosuddenly totally change their lifestyles.
- People lost businesses of a lifetime
- A U.S. President went from popular to “the cause of it all”
- Reality became surreal suddenly.
- Cities turned into ghost towns
- Mankind became lovers of self, treacherous, and without self-control
- Cries for global government transpired suddenly,as only a one-world system could slow down the wreckage.
- Virtual became the new way of doing all things
- The U.S. economy went from best ever to horrible suddenly.
- Church went from essential to irrelevant in the eyes of the world
- Hollywood suddenlystopped making sick movies as theaters suddenly
- Order turned to chaos suddenlywith racial tension.
- That tension suddenly turnedto lawlessness.
- Lawlessness turned to anarchy
- The cry for police protection suddenly turnedto “abolish the police.”
- Common sense simply turned suddenly to strong delusion.
Is there a message in all of this? Something else will happen suddenly—the Rapture of the Church. It will take place in the twinkling of an eye . That is so fast it can hardly even be measured.
When God begins to move, He doesn’t waste a moment. But He does take time to warn before He judges. And He seems to be telling us that things are going to change for Eternity suddenly via the Rapture of the Church.