This is a disheartening article to write, to be honest. We see darkness rising, yet we are called to be salt and light to a decaying world—even if the world pushes back. Let’s try to counter the enemy wherever we see his presence.
The world is imploding as we trend toward the Tribulation. The devil is trying to strengthen his grip on the world, the church, and on billions of people. Still, to see people literally worshipping the dark side takes one’s breath away.
The Grammys Lead The Way
Some of what I review in this article is not new news to you. This year the Grammys included a literal Satanic performance by Sam Smith and Kim Petras. The song was titled “Unholy”, and included Sam Smith in a red devil costume and hat with horns surrounded by performers—some in cages—wearing red costumes and dancing seductively. Flames surrounded them. The performance was intended to be Satanic. Viewers would think they were peering into hell.
The Super Bowl Lives Up To Its Reputation
The 2023 Super Bowl halftime lived up to its outrageous reputation. It opened with the filth merchant, Rihanna, descending from the sky, surrounded by what could be described as dancing fallen angels! This generated more complaints than the debacle at the Grammys.
Commonwealth Games Infect The World
The Commonwealth Games last July in Birmingham, England, had 72 nations participating. Then Prince Charles was an honorary guest. It included ritualistic Baal worship in plain sight! But before that, dancers placed fingers on their heads to represent Satanic horns as they were announcing the coming of the horned beast!
The ceremony was blatant Luciferian worship. A woman eventually climbed a gigantic bull and the crowd celebrated the woman riding the beast—right out of Revelation 17. I wish I were making this up, but I am not. This was seen by tens of millions of people around the world. Gotthard Base Tunnel Celebrates Goat Man
We can’t leave out the Gotthard Base Tunnel ceremony of 2016. This was attended by Europe’s most powerful leaders. The opening ceremony was a dark, disturbing, and weirdly Satanic ritual.
The Gotthard Tunnel is the world’s longest tunnel project in history. It goes through the Swiss Alps and took 17 years to complete. It is considered the symbol of European unification, but does this require honoring Satan??
During the eight-hour ceremony, eventually a goat man, or Baphomet, appears and is the star of the show! People bow down to him once again. At the end of the long ceremony, the goat man is declared “king of the world.” This, too, was televised to the world.
This Is What They Think Of God
Europe threw God out of their continent decades ago, and they now seem to delight in honoring dark images! By creating overtly dark and occultic ceremonies, the elite tell the world, “This is what we believe in, this is what we think of you, and this is what we think of God.” On the day when they will be held accountable, we may hear their mourning and their regret!
The largest Satanic gathering in history will take place April 28-30 in Boston, MA. Attendees are promised a “weekend of blasphemy and remembrance.” Years ago, maybe a few fringe weirdos would get together for something like that. But this year’s “SatanCon” was completely sold out six weeks in advance. This event reflects the tremendous evil that is rapidly growing all around us. Hundreds, if not thousands, will gather to celebrate darkness and Satan.
The Spirit Of The Antichrist Is Fueling This
This unbelieving element is racing towards the kingdom of the Antichrist. It is the spirit of the Antichrist that inspires these glorifications of darkness. You would not like to be present when they are cast into eternal darkness and the eternal lake of fire. Finally, they will no longer be celebrating. They will no longer be mocking. They will be wailing and begging for a second chance.
I haven’t even described the Fox TV production in 2016 and 2017 titled Lucifer, that painted him as a really good guy! Or, rapper Lil Nas X grossing out some of his closest fans by sliding down a pole to hell to give Satan a lap dance. I haven’t described another cable production titled Little Demon. I haven’t described the after-school Satan clubs designed to counter Child Evangelism Bible classes in the schools! And so much more.
Lift Up A Standard Against This!
But even as the shadow of darkness blankets our landscape, there are an ever-increasing number of embassies of the kingdom of light. We read in the Bible that there will be unspeakable darkness and a great falling away in the last days before Christ returns, but most of us probably never thought we would live to see a day quite like this.
The Bible says that “when darkness comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against it” (Isaiah 59:19). The Lord will cause our lives to impact the rampant evil surrounding us! This may be one of the very reasons God has allowed us to be born for such a time as this.
I’m trusting that you will push back against the darkness with me! Satan gets some glory now, but remember his ultimate destination: An eternal lake of fire for him and all his angels and cohorts, where their diabolical celebrations will come to an ignominious end.
The images are disturbing but the image I think about is the Holy City the New Jerusalem that will come down from Heaven. This happens only after all enemies are disposed of in the lake of fire, never again permitted to corrupt the new creation. We know that evil will have its day as we can see but then the Lord will have His day. On that day all nations, all people will once again know that He is the LORD, that at the Name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue confess he is LORD. Can’t wait.
Terry – You and others say that ”these are disheartening times” However there is another way to look at what is now happening.
Like you, possibly, we have experienced some very precious times for many years and not really appreciated what had been developing. In order to really begin to understand what is happening we really do need to view this through the lens of scripture. I t has taken me a long time to get there!
As I, and I pray, many others do that it comes to the point where we understand the Pentateuch better. [Also, all of our Holy Bibles] It is possible to have an understanding of ”Why did God direct Moses and his people to totally destroy some of those that opposed them?” Why kill the children as well – many wrongly deduce that the Holy Creator God is evil for ordering this command. Deuteronomy 7 makes it clear why. Yet before I became a Christian I was not able to begin to view such aspects from God’s point of view.
Throughout history nations have rejected the Creator and taken great delight in murdering His ambassadors. This present generation is just like those in Noah’s days, precisely as He said it would be, Romans 1 and in particular verse 18 onwards tells us what is now happening.
Yesterday I was talking to a friend about the state of the world and in particular the more recent disgusting ways that our children are being treated. We are deeply distressed about what is happening and he was saying ”I hope that this will change for the better”
I responded that it cannot and will not for this world has ”crossed the line” We have evicted God from every aspect of life that He once was invited into. Our intractable enemy, satan, seems to have his wish, he is on track to attempt his final solution – the destruction of mankind. Do we not realise that this has been his plan for the last 6000 years since his attack on Adam and Eve?
I am not disheartened, I am privileged to live ”at such a time as this” We know what is going to happen for God has shown us throughout His word what is in progress. Therefore it is our commission to preach the gospel at every moment and to seek to grab some from the fire before it is too late, I smell the smouldering clothes – do you? Jude 22 and Titus 2 v 13