Computing the Politics
The midterm elections at this point are three weeks away. If looked at through a lens based on sanity, things do not bode well for the political party in power as Election Day, November 8, approaches.
Some, perhaps many, say the nation’s culture is so corroded by the woke inculcation that hope is lost. The anti-God, anti-America voter base, plus the expertise the election-cheaters wield, means reestablishing an America anything like patriots desire just isn’t going to happen.
These will, it is feared, find a way to retain all three branches of government, thus allowing the bureaucracy to continue taking America down the road to totalitarianism.
Some believe that to avoid being thrown out of power, those bent on shutting down all opposition and resistance will invoke one executive order or another to cancel the midterm elections on November 8. One possible such action is steeped in genuine concern that has arisen almost on cue as Americans get ready to step into the voting booths.
We have considered previously the great fear associated with the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. I, as a young man in college, experienced it first hand, and at that young age was extremely worried that the US was about to go to war because of Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev secretly placing nuclear-tipped missiles only 90 miles from the US mainland. I can’t imagine what adults of the era must have thought, being much better able to assess the situation and the threat.
Such fear, it seems to me, is now being deliberately generated by those in the current American government. The most profound example of this is the current occupant of the White House saying outright and publicly that Russian President Vladimir Putin is serious in saying he will launch tactical nuclear weapons in his war against Ukraine. –Thus because Putin’s conventional forces are woefully inadequate to carry out their conquest in the war. Mr. Biden said that it is the greatest threat of all-out nuclear war and Armageddon since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
This is a thing no president or anyone within his administration would have done previously, given the panic that might ensue among the American public.
My question is: Why is this president allowed to make such a statement and neither his administration underlings, the US State Department, nor the mainstream media walking back such a likely panic-inducing declaration?
Does it come down to the possibility that those who are determined to maintain power are willing to go so far as to make people think nuclear war is inevitable? If so, why?
Could it be that they seek the suspension of this midterm election? And are they willing to use the most fear-producing geopolitical diplomatic tool at their disposal to suspend these elections that many political experts believe will overwhelmingly go against the present make-up of US and state governments across America?
Are they willing to declare a national emergency and go to DEFCON 1 (the highest alert of impending nuclear war) in order to keep people from going to the polls to throw the rascals out?
Computing the Prophecy
While it is very possible that such a tactic could work—that is, the political strategy, wicked as it might be, could lead to the result the perpetrators desire—the worldwide nuclear war wrapped up within their election-suspending blueprint isn’t probable, or even possible.
That is, a global nuclear exchange that would fulfill man’s greatest fear of thermonuclear war consequences isn’t possible. Such a conflict, according to Bible prophecy from the pre-Trib view, just isn’t scheduled.
Thermonuclear war that decimates the world is not slated to happen this side of the Rapture of the Church. (And I’m not saying there won’t be a tactical nuke unleashed at some point, just that massive nuclear war isn’t prophetically scheduled, as I see it.)
When Christ’s Bride is in the heavenly clouds of glory, all bets are off.
I believe this is seen in by John’s being called into the presence of the Lamb of God as described in Revelation chapter 4. Then, when the Lamb (Jesus Christ) unseals the scrolls, things on earth begin playing out in order.
The false peacemaker comes forth (Antichrist on the white horse; Revelation 6:1). That rider is followed by the red horse rider who takes peace from the earth. This is, quite likely, nuclear war en masse. Yet it will still be controlled by God; otherwise no flesh would be left on the planet, according to the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
Another and most important computation to plug into all of this thinking: Seeing all these things beginning to come to pass, what is our part as royal ambassadors alive on this darkening planet at this time?
We are, of course, to be “looking up” (Luke 21: 28) for our “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13). But more than that command by the Lord Jesus, we are to be “salt and light” in these dark times, so the Gospel can shine forth.
Jesus spoke to this precise time in human history. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He knows all things—from eternity past through eternity future. He spoke directly to us who are witnessing all these things that have to do with the end times.
About these reports we’re getting of impending nuclear war—whatever purpose they serve—Jesus said the following in answer to His disciples’ question about the end of the age.
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” (Matthew 24:6)
Do you truly understand Jesus’ words about these rumors of wars and even wars we hear in the news at present? He doesn’t tell us to prepare to fight or defend ourselves. He says plainly, “See that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
The word for “troubled” is “terrified.” We are not to be terrified by these wars and rumors of wars. The end is not yet upon us and prophecy will play out.
Figured magnificently in our computation, then, is the Rapture of believers before that end comes. I, like many believers, sense that moment of Christ’s call, “Come up here!,” must be near indeed.
To be part of that call by the Savior and Lord, here is what you must do:
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9–10)