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Woke or Awake?

Lou Dobbs, a long-time broadcast pundit on issues and events of the day, and his guest, Eric Metaxas, were discussing the guest’s new book, Is Atheism Dead? The conversation turned to the way culture in America has become victim of insane thinking wrapped in the term “woke.”

Dobbs offered, optimistically, that he had seen his own church and his pastor beginning to awaken. The congregation was awakening to the evil of things going on that were, through the insanity of woke wickedness infecting American culture and society with a deadly virus spawned by neo-Marxists, determined to change the nation into a Soviet or Maoist-style tyrannical state. He said that we are awakening to what is happening. The attempted Marxist cultural revolution is being made manifest for Americans to see. There is, he believes, still a considerable majority of such patriots to prevail against the globalist efforts to bring America down. The founding fathers, he said, knew that we the people need God, thus built into the founding documents that reality and provided ways thereby to deal with such assaults. God has His hand on the nation, but we must exercise our courage to keep the nation as founded, was his exhortation.

Dobbs and his guest, like we do in presenting these commentaries over the months and years, discussed the upside-down thinking of the leftist radicals at the forefront of the woke insanity: how it all got started with the takeover of the public educational system, with Marxist becoming ensconced in the institutions of learning, and the ideological contamination then spreading from K to 12.

Study of the real disciplines—reading, writing, arithmetic, biology, etc.—under woke-ism has been cast to the rear of educational prerequisite. Now it has come to be that CRT (Critical Race Theory,) GLTBQ, and other crazy inculcation grips children in years as young as kindergarten.

Parents are attacked by the governing elements at every stratum, from the federal level to the local school board, for daring to assert that they, the parents, should influence curriculum. Concerned parents have been labeled as “domestic terrorists” for showing up at school board meetings, demanding that their children not be taught CRT or not be subjected to boys and girls sharing the same restrooms or locker rooms at the same time.

We have all been aware of these news stories. And unless we’ve tuned to mostly secondary news sources, not mainstream news outlets, we’ve been bombarded by news slanted so that we are made to seem like the lunatics for disagreeing with the woke culture, and the perpetrators of the woke culture are made out to be the enlightened, sane ones in today’s America.

Lou Dobbs and his guest had to admit that with the ubiquitous mainstream news and the governments in the hands of mostly woke types in many cases, it would indeed be a fight to awaken the numbers of Americans necessary to overthrow this evil. However, such a revolution of change back to sanity was possible with the awakening taking place because of the woke evil in our faces constantly.

One such news item seems to somewhat support the contention.

A majority of Americans say that male and female are the only two genders, and that schools shouldn’t be allowed to counsel children about gender or sexuality without parents’ consent, according to the results of a survey released Monday.

The survey was conducted by Rasmussen Reports among 1,000 American adults from Dec. 21 to 22, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points at and 95 percent confidence level. It comes amid a social media firestorm sparked by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, who was accused of engaging in “hate speech” for insisting that there are only two biologically distinct genders.

“Transgender activists have accused J. K. Rowling of ‘hate speech’ for saying it, but most Americans agree with the Harry Potter author that there are only two genders,” the report said. (“Most Americans Don’t Trust Teachers, Schools With Children’s Gender Identity: Survey,” by Bill Pan via The Epoch Times, ZeroHedge, December 30, 2021)

Despite the encouraging survey result mentioned here, I must say I can’t match Mr. Dobbs’ optimism. I believe that the year 2022 finds this generation in America and on the earth too far into the reprobate mindset of Romans 1: 28. Rather than seeing a great move within our churches and among our pastors to begin rectifying the cultural rot through turning to God in all the Heaven-prescribed ways, the church as a whole looks the other way to different priorities. The evil and wickedness manifest through this thing called woke run rampant. Our God, through Isaiah the prophet, put it this way.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5:20–21)

This condition of seemingly incorrigible corruption as we face 2022 seems to match Jesus’ words about His sudden intervention into the affairs of mankind, when things will be like they were in the days of Noah, and again in the days of Lot.

It is incumbent upon each Christian who reads this to seriously consider whether we are woke or awake. There might not be a Great Awakening taking place as secular pundits such as Mr. Dobbs and some religious personages apparently believe. As a matter of fact, I’m convinced there is no such movement coming. But it is time for each Christian to awaken to the fact that Christ’s Second Advent is blazing across the prophetic horizon.

First there must come a time of horror such as has never been or will ever be—according to Jesus Himself. That is the reality facing all of humanity–with the exception of those in God’s family.

It is time to be awake to how near is Christ’s call to His own in the air above this judgment-bound planet. This individual awakening should inspire each of us to do our utmost for His highest, as Oswald Chambers put it.

What a glorious eternal day it will be to hear our Lord and Savior say, “Well done, good, faithful, servant!”


8 Comments

  1. billyswinea3737 says:

    LIKE THE OLD SONG SAYS WHAT A DAY THAT WILL BE!! HEARING THE CALL COME UP HERE WILL BRING JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY!! ALL OF ALMIGHTY GODS CHILDREN COME HOME! PRAISE GOD LET IT BE TODAY.

  2. Lyndon Weggery says:

    Good comments Terry and same thing happening in New Zealand with our labour government that unfortunately was given a huge majority in 2020 to do what it wishes with a covert Marxist, socialist agenda.

  3. Ed Wood says:

    From my understanding of the Bible, there will be no major awakening or revival of humanity in this present “time of sorrows” which precedes the Tribulation. What I do expect is the rise of pockets of resistance in various places – not enough to turn the tide, but enough to hold off the complete success of the “wokesters” with their Satan-inspired plan to cast God completely out the picture and enslave us all. (Remember, throughout history, God always had a faithful Remnant.)

    Strangest thing of all is how these irrational people are managing to pull this off with such success.

    Here are some glaring examples of the contradictions that most people just aren’t noticing:

    The liberals who keep screaming about “separation of church and state” have no problem with left-wing politicians showing up in church pulpits to push their respective agendas around election times.

    The same health “experts” and politicians that have been telling us to avoid crowds are the same ones pushing to have crowds of kids packed onto buses and into classrooms instead of using remote learning.

    Here is more “expert” and changing advice from the CDC:
    1) Masks don’t prevent the spread of Covid.
    2) Masks do prevent the spread so everyone should wear them inside and outside.
    3) Well, you don’t really need them outside.
    4) Actually, come to think about it, the cloth ones aren’t that effective anyhow.
    5) You should isolate 10 days after being exposed to Covid.
    6) Scratch that, make it 5 days.
    7) Everyone should social distance 6 feet.
    8) On second thought, kids only need to social distance 3 feet in schools. (Which, by the way, increases the exposure potential by a factor of four!)

    It seems to be an inescapable fact that a mind cut off from God is soon incapable of functioning in a rational manner nor recognizing the magnitude of its own deterioration.

    I suppose the the crazier someone is, the less able they are to recognize their own insanity.

    Now it’s time for the good news.

    Jesus said: “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)

    Though this mainly applies to the Tribulation itself, I believe it also is in effect for believers today.

    Jesus is coming soon!

  4. Harvey says:

    It seems that I am alone in my understanding of what God is going to do in these last days. If there are others, they are silent .It is difficult to ‘swim against the current’ . It seems that a doctrine can be made out of what the Bible does not say or what is not recognised as being said. .I was minded to remain silent but I believe that people are either without hope or they want to be taken away from the present trouble so they ‘hang their hat’ on a ‘soon’ rapture. Wishful thinking. .I’ hang my hat ‘on the living God and what He tells me. We have not yet seen or recognised what God is doing but in the time to come He will move in a mighty way. There will come a separation of the sheep from the goats , the wheat from the chaff. Don’t follow the herd. The church has a history of bad teaching but the just will live by their faith.
    What am I trying to say? Most embrace doctrines which they have been taught, rightly or wrongly and they interpret future events accordingly. Please, test everything, as we are told by Jesus to do. We have the Holy Spirit to help us discern truth from error.. It is by our love of the truth that we are saved. Don’t abandon that gift.. Trust God , rather than a popular narrative that may let you down..

  5. Rowena says:

    A wake up call unfortunately “lost” on the current church. Thank you Harvey for pointing out the increasing number of “prophets” (so called) foretelling what the Lord is revealing solely to them especially about End Times. This is sowing confusion and deception within the Body of Christ. Also division which is what the enemy of our souls has planned. The Pauline epistles are crystal clear on Church doctrine and all that embraces our faith walk.

  6. 16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic utterances. 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.

    23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

    25 Brethren, pray for us.

    26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

    27 I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.

    28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
    and

    we overcome by the blood of the Lamb of God; not loving ourselves unto death; and by the word of our testimony;
    I of course am paraphrasing
    I am pre-trib b/c God is
    Jesus already took the wrath of God for my sins
    Even when I type this I am over whelmed with the love of God

    I am Canadian and what a time to be alive.

    maranatha!

    In Christ

    mellany

  7. I haven’t commented in a while. I have done more listening and less speaking lately, something I highly recommend to other “watchers”. But this subject of a “Christian Revival” happening is just absurd! Obviously, we would all love to see that happen. But, in all truth, it is not going to happen, at least not until the Tribulation period. I feel so sorry for these people who are desperately clinging to the earth, not realizing that the time to effect change has come and gone. We had the opportunity to squelch the “sexual revolution uprising” 60+ years ago, and the church did NOTHING. She remained silent. She went about her own business and left God’s business to the wayside. I am old enough to include myself in this, although I was a mere child when this revolution came to America. I have followed at a distance the likes of both Dobbs and Metaxis (who used to be a “regular” on the 700 Club). They are well meaning. Poor Lou Dobbs got caught up in a political whirlwind and I know he had the Pastor from Dallas on his show every Friday, and I can’t say what I really think about him because I don’t know enough about his ministry. What I do know of his ministry, I am not impressed with his doctrine. Paul said that we are to call out such brethren, but that might be considered hate speech, no?

    Anyway, I saw this subject and I felt compelled to comment. I do feel very strongly that we must begin to “call out” those in the body who believe that we can affect some sort of change in American politics whereby we can make America great again, again. The very same scenario took place when Jesus was going about and “doing good”. They expected that He would be the “political” leader that the Jews were looking for. They were perhaps well meaning, but completely off target. Jesus is NOT and has never been, a political figure. HE is GOD! He said Himself that His kingdom is NOT of this world. What we should be doing is going about “doing good” and preaching the GOOD NEWS, that He is coming soon, first for His bride and then for the Remnant and to finally set up His glorious kingdom here on the earth, His millennial reign! THIS is the ONLY revival that I want to be a part of. I guess I’ll be quiet now, I’ve said enough! God bless and maranantha!!

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