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Loosening Grip?

Many are angered, frustrated and greatly disheartened by results of presidential election 2020. My own emotion fits somewhere within that description.

Chief among the various disconcerting aspects of the angst we who support a morally based, constitutional republic that the founders gave us is that we are made to look like the progenitors of evil who are inflicting damage to the nation. It is a master stroke by the master of all evil orchestration—Lucifer the fallen one.

I’m referring to the fact that all the blame has been placed upon the many thousands of Trump supporters who gathered to protest peacefully. All was, in my opinion, then manipulated to be seen as interrupting congressional proceedings to count votes and to consider recounts. It was a Luciferic plan implemented to perfection in my view.

The prophetic implications are profound, I believe. I will say, in advance, that I am including personal experience in this commentary. That is, I will include personal experience that I realize many will reject as weirdly ecstatic in nature and extra-biblical. Nonetheless, this is what I believe I’ve been given to write at this moment. Therefore, I will risk the naysayers and ultra-discernment authority critics. More about this a bit later.

Everything seemed to change when the election results began to come in during the early morning hours of November 4, 2020. The Trump landslide that was underway suddenly gave way to a tsunami or avalanche of votes for the other candidate. This strange turn of events remains—to those who don’t understand truth—a mysterious thing to this day. The mystery is exacerbated by the fact that nobody in government with authority to examine fraudulent election manipulations will allow the overly apparent irregularities to come under the light of inspection. But in reality things didn’t change. The scriptural truth from God’s Word remains in play to this moment.

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. (Revelation 22:11)

This truth will be in play, we are shown through the book of Revelation, right up to the moment Christ returns in power and great glory. That is because, of course, the fallen nature of mankind has not changed. Sin dominates, and those in whom it dwells wield earthly power under the leadership of the prince of the power of the air—Lucifer. Those producing America’s 2020 presidential election fraud, rather than desist in their rage to—for the most part unwittingly—bring Antichrist to power, forge ahead toward the end of the age with their deception and subterfuge.

So what about the Lord in all this destructive change being perpetrated? Where is He in light of the millions of prayers pleading that He miraculously intervene in the 2020 election like we believe he did in the 2016 presidential election? Why is He now permitting this destructiveness? It certainly appears God is, as my title implies, loosening His grip.

By that, of course, I mean that, to some, God seems to be no longer restraining evil and the rush toward globalist takeover to the same degree as He has up to this point. Yet He cannot lie, and His prophetic Word says the following, as we’ve looked at many times.

And now ye know what [restrains]that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now [restrains] will [restrain], until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:6–10)

The promise from the Lord is that He will, through the Holy Spirit indwelling the church (each believer in Christ for salvation) restrain the evil we see rampant all around us at this moment. So even though He might seem to have loosened His grip a bit, allowing evil to have more leash, He is still restraining the Beast of Revelation chapter 13 from coming forth. He will do so until you and I as believers are removed in the Rapture.

Now to get to the part in this commentary of the personal, ecstatic experience of which I forewarned. Most who read these articles have heard of this a number of times. While I don’t deliberately look for reasons and/or situations in which to bring it up, it has once again come to mind in a quite direct impression. I am to use it here is what I believe is the directive.

While doing what many of you are doing—thinking on what has just happened in this election—I was questioning, in prayerful attitude. Why weren’t the millions of earnest prayers answered as I thought they should be answered? Why are things suddenly reversed from the way they had begun turning after the 2016 election?

From out of that fog of questioning emerged the one scene most powerfully available to replay upon the screen of my memory. And it was in brilliant, dynamic color and electric with energy! It was during the three times I was somewhere in the heavenly realm on Good Friday, April 22, 2011.

I flat-lined four times, the hospital records show. But three of those times when my heart stopped due to the widow-maker heart attack, I stood before a cheering throng of beautiful, shimmering, young people who looked to be in their middle twenties. They were bidding me to come to them.

The third time I went there, I was among them and we were all running toward something wonderful. It was a victory lap, with all the young people thrusting their hands high into the heavenly atmosphere.

I was shown over the months following that these were the cloud of witnesses of Hebrews 12:1–3. We were finishing that great race assigned to each believer. We would soon be before the throne of God.

But they hit me with the defib paddles yet again. I was back on the cath-lab table, and I, many of the doctors believe, was the beneficiary of a medical miracle—so much so that they gave me my state’s “Cardiologist Patient of the Year” award.

So it was that, when thinking deeply on why things had turned so dramatically on the early morning of November 4, the powerful, cerebral video instantly replayed. The young people again were leaping with their hands thrust high. They were laughing and expressing their explosive exuberance as only the youthful can.

This, I’ve been impressed many times, was and is Heaven’s approval. It is approval of the pre-Trib view of the Rapture of the Church, which I and many believers champion. It is approval of all who believe, teach, and cling fervently to that blessed hope of Titus 2:13.

The replay of that, my one and only ecstatic experience, came instantly to mind, I’m convinced, to make clear the reason these things must happen as they are unfolding. Jesus Christ is on the very cusp of calling all believers to Himself before the Heavenly Father loosens His grip of restraint on this judgment-deserving world.

Meantime, we are to be witnessing and working as royal ambassadors for the King of all kings and Lord of all lords, all the while watching, as given in Mark 13:37.

For when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your head, for your redemption draws near. (Luke 21:28)    



  1. Jeff says:

    Spot on, Terry, spot on. My thinking this week has paralleled yours and is aligned. Maranatha!

  2. Mark says:

    Amen Brother Terry. My sentiments exactly.

  3. Rae Lynn Merritt says:

    God bless you Terry James! I love all your articles and commentaries. They have encouraged me for years. And you are always “spot on” in regards to my methods of understanding the dispensations of the Holy Writ. I am so looking forward to finishing this race and then hearing “come up here my beloved”. Jesus is my All and All. So ready to go HOME!!! MARANATHA

  4. Ed Wood says:

    When a person is preparing to make a move, there are all kinds of details to be worked out ahead of time, right? As I read this article, maybe that is exactly what God is doing here – getting everything ready, not for any move for himself, but for ours.

    Jesus said :
    “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. {14:3} And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. (John 14:1-3)

    The implication here is that this was not an immediate operation, but one in progress. I think it’s still under way. Jesus, who is Lord, was a also carpenter in his earthly occupation (a perfectly fitting trade for the one who built the universe, don’t you think?) and I think he is right now putting the finishing touches on our new homes that we will soon occupy.

    If what Terry said above is correct, and I think it is, does the obvious increase in the devil’s influence down here indicate that the Spirit’s focus is shifting away his role as restrainer toward one of being the active agent of removing God’s people from the Earth instead?

    As for those who are asking why their prayers have gone “unanswered,”
    don’t forget that God said:

    “For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9)

    Believe me, he has a much better plan for us than just causing President Trump to be re-elected and Congress to be in Republican control for the next four years, so let’s not get discouraged.

    • Jeff says:

      Well said, Ed! I was thinking the same thing about Trump not being re-elected. God has a much bigger plan in mind. He wasn’t going to just do a repeat of the 2016 miracle – he is far more creative than that!

      • Ed Wood says:

        Thanks Jeff.

        What we also know is that God ultimately decides who rules what, when, and where (Daniel 4:17). If anything, what has just happened in America is evidence of this principle and a reminder to us that God has his own way of handling things and that they always are better than anything we very limited humans can come up with.

  5. Carol Cole says:

    amen…….Amen……..and AMEN !!! 😂 👌🏻 ✡️ ✝️ ❤️

    Sent from my iPad


  6. Ruth L says:

    You must have been given that heavenly experience for more than just your own personal encouragement. I was given a much less significant kind of experience about the Rapture 10 years ago–but still quite meaningful to me. It encouraged me that I would be alive when it happened.
    Last night I had a strange dream about Lindsey Graham…let’s say the dream did not put him in a good light. I wondered if it was related to the election and this debacle that’s going on now with Pelosi. I think so.

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  8. Glenn B. says:

    I couldn’t agree more with your words of wisdom Pastor James. Trust me, you are doing the Lord’s work with this website and your writings. It keeps me from getting too discouraged. I think about revenge too much. Believers and taking it on the chin in America like never before. I know we have had it easy as Americans compared to what some other saints have suffered elsewhere and in the past. I know that’s not the proper Christian attitude. I am reminded however of the following verse (and Bible commentary I found) when I start to dwell on the bad news and the evil that surrounds us. Psa 58:10 “The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked”. Footnote by F.B. Meyer: (As the weary traveler is refreshed when his feet are washed, so the saints are glad to see God’s vindication of the righteous. There is a wide difference between the gratification of personal vengeance, and a consuming zeal to uphold God’s character). Great commentary in my view. I do long for that day. Maranatha Lord Jesus.

  9. Thank you, Mr. Terry.

  10. Mary Ann says:

    Amen !
    God has His plan all mapped out.
    I am thankful for your miracle from God’s mighty hand.

  11. Marsha Watts says:

    Another great commentary. Why is He now permitting this destructiveness? Perhaps it is also for us to loosen our grip on life on earth and yearn exceedingly more for our forever home. We can feel the persecution intensifying. Deceit is increasing at warped speed. How much longer Lord, until you come for us? “For our citizenship is in heaven from which we also eagerly wait for our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:20

  12. A Clark says:

    Time to get it done. Lets finish strong. Bless the Lord, may Your Kingdom be established on this earth.

  13. Rae Lynn Merritt says:

    “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
    Nor have entered into the heart of man
    The things which God has prepared
    For those who love him” 2 Cor. 2:9

    “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, no crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Rev. 21:4

    “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let him who hears say, Come! And let him who thirst say come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely” Rev. 22:17

    Maranatha! This bide is ready and says, please, Lord Jesus, COME! Perhaps today!

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