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Posted on 02/14/2021 5:56:56 PM PST by Roman_War_Criminal
You know them and I know them. The laundry list of technical jargon 99.9% of people scrolls or skip through to use whatever technical device they need or want. They usually come with your “optional” software updates. They come with most apps. They come with loans and appliances you buy. The User Agreement/Terms and Conditions/End User License Agreement (EULA)/etc. are the stock and trade of corporations seeking to cover their own hindquarters. The rub is that it’s only truly optional if you agree to their terms and conditions. Then you can use their product. If you don’t, well, tough luck. Better find another program or system to use.
Now for most things we want, we can certainly ‘not agree’ and move on with life if the terms and agreements seem overtly Orwellian. The loss of privacy, loss of ownership, 24/7 surveillance, geotracking (even if you opt-out), merchandising/selling your personal data, biotech tracing, arbitration clauses, etc., are often couched in such legalese that people either don’t understand or don’t want to think about it. You really just want to listen to this new song or play this new app, so you hit agree, give up a little more of your freedom, and go about your day.
However, there are things most people need and consider ‘essential,’ and end up agreeing regardless of how they really feel about it. Even if doing so makes you feel like you need a shower afterward. The last days are kind of like that…in that, we are increasingly placed in this either/or scenario. Either you get on board with the current antichrist-zeitgeist (anti-Christian, anti-Semitism, anti-conservative, pro-Humanist, pro-Hedonist, etc.) or you are increasingly shut out from the public arena of ideas.
Recently, Mike Lindell (My Pillow CEO) came out with his Absolute Proof video that I watched and found compelling. Clearly, anyone with a couple of brain cells could see that the 78-year old dementia democrat candidate stole the election. Well, he didn’t, but his comrades in the deep state, the permanent D.C. political establishment, the Democrat Party, and our new social media overlords did. Somehow, the man who couldn’t fill a high school basketball gymnasium, couldn’t string two sentences together coherently, and couldn’t keep his foot out of his mouth (or his nose out of girl’s hair) suddenly won more votes than any previous president, ever.
This got me thinking back on the election and everything since which has ensued, and I realized, I was angry. I wasn’t throwing things around or shaking my fist at the TV angry, but the kind of anger that lies just beneath the subconscious. I found myself reflecting on it one night and I asked God, why? Why Biden? Why let Trump go when clearly, he’s been good for the nation, good for the Christian, and good for Israel? Why let the Democrats get away with such a brazen theft of the American population’s will? Why did Mike Pence all of a sudden lose his backbone?
The response I got back was immediate.
Just to clarify, this is not a “thus sayeth the Lord” moment. It was just a distinct impression I got that was both clear and concise.
If not now, when?
What happens when 2024 rolls around, and the Democrats put up an even more egregious attempt to overthrow the election? We know they aren’t going to quit until they can permanently seal our nation into a one-party system.
Indeed. Why delay.
I think our deliverance is going to come a lot sooner than many think.
For all the good things Trump did, there were also missteps, one of which, was listening to theologians and preachers who either don’t understand Bible prophecy or purposely confuse it. An example of this prophetic malfeasance, mostly by conservatives in the religious spectrum, is that somehow, the US is going to come out on top in the end.
The Bible does not say that, anywhere. In fact, there is no mention of any nation that even remotely resembles the United States in Scripture.
Many of these prophetically-confused religious leaders come from either the post-millennialist camp (who believe the Church is responsible for Jesus’ return), or the Amillennial/Preterist camps (who believe we are the kingdom). They believe (as many did) that they should fight for the revival of this nation. Nothing wrong with revival. We are to occupy until He comes.
There are two streams of thought going on in my head right now regarding where we are as a nation. In one stream, I realize, I have to live in this nation, whatever it becomes. Do I want to live under an increasingly socialist/communist regime that persecutes Christians and increasingly promotes an Anti-God agenda? No. I want to live under the constraints of a Constitutional Republic (like many of you). So we work, vote, promote systems that enable that while avoiding or boycotting things that work against it.
The other stream, recognizes, that God’s word comes true no matter what I think. God’s will, is laid out in the pages of the Bible, and it states, the what, when, how, and why things happen. Some people chose to eisegete (add into) the text what they want to happen. However, we are called to exegete (take from) the text what it says, using a literal, grammatical, and historical interpretation.
The Bible clearly states that as the end times draw closer, things will go from bad to worse. In fact, things will get so bad that Christ Himself has to return to make things right. Humans can’t do it, no matter how well-intentioned.
As for the Republican squishes who either openly turned on Trump (and the American people) or simply rolled over and showed their bellies, they did so because they think life will go on. They think allowing the democrats to get away with the most egregious voter fraud in our nations’ history this time, they will survive to fight another day. Little do they know, there will never be another Republican victory moving forward. Never.
And I’m ok with that now.
Because I had to get my priorities realigned and realize my political alliances are not with the Democrats or the Republicans. I’m a Monarchist. My allegiance is to Christ the King. He will come back and fix all this, I don’t need to allow anger to fester in my heart like a disease. I am not even supposed to plant roots in this life. My (our) home is a heavenly one. Our reality is an eternal reality.
Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Philippians 3:17-21
Our time here on earth is fleeting at best. We are like blades of grass, here one day, and gone the next (Psalm 103:14-16). And while we have to live here for the balance of time remaining in my life, or, until the Lord comes for us at the Pre-Tribulation catching up; I will try my best to make do with what the Lord has entrusted to me. That’s all I can do. That’s all any of us can do.
Yes, things are so upside down, topsy-turvy these days that I would not be surprised one bit if the Democrats came out with their 2024 campaign slogan next year promoting-
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
Truly, it wouldn’t surprise me or you, because Romans 1 clearly lays out that those who reject Christ, are increasingly given over to a debased mind. They are quickly losing their ability to reason, or even think straight. Biden is a perfect example of this. [By the way, I know plenty of 78-year-olds and older, who are clear-headed and of sound mind] Joe Biden’s problem is that he spent so much of his life lying and flip-flopping, he doesn’t know what he believes anymore. He just spends his day being led by the hand to sign blank papers and read off Teleprompters. He’s been double-minded for so long, he has lost his ability to reason (James 1:8). He is not alone either, I think most of Washington D.C., is filled with people who have long since lost touch with reality.
And that is ok.
My hope is not in D.C.
My hope is in Christ.
As should yours.
My freedoms may dwindle.
However, my freedom is in Christ.
We are freed from the bondage of sin and death. No one can take that from you or me. We can’t even do it to ourselves. Because when you are born again (John 3:16), you are permanently changed. You go from being spiritually dead, to spiritually alive. And because you can’t do that by your own power, it has to be by the power of Christ and His shed blood that redeems you 100%. He didn’t pay for some of your sins, He paid for ALL of your sins; even the ones you haven’t committed yet.
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-3 (emphasis mine)
Furthermore, once you are born again, God seals you with His Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:11-14, 4:30). You can’t unseal yourself any more than you could seal yourself by your own works. Our salvation is not dependent upon our works- it’s not our good deeds, our tithes, our baptism, our church attendance, etc. Our salvation lay squarely in the faultless sacrifice of God’s own Son, at Mt. Calvary, perfectly fulfilling the Law’s demand, and taking God’s full wrath upon Himself on our behalf.
Therefore, don’t let this world ruin your thinking or your attitude. Don’t worry that the world is increasingly shutting us out of the public arena. Jesus tells us that even though we have little strength, the door will remain open (Rev. 3:8-10). Satan knows he can’t steal our salvation, but he loves to crush our hope and spirit. He loves to cause us to be depressed, angry, or anxious. Don’t let him. Ephesians 6 gives us the tools to fight the fiery darts of the enemy. The days may turn sour in the here and now, but just remember we have far better days ahead.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 2:16-18
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You claim that there is no mention of any country even remotely like the United States in scripture.
There is a bible prophecy in Daniel about a great kingdom but its feet were Iron mixed with Clay. It was said in that scripture that Iron does not mix with Clay, and the Strong do not mix with the Weak. That is what we are witnessing in our country today.
In addition, there is another prophecy about an end-times confederacy of ten nations, a horrible beast rising out of the ‘sea of people’ with 10 heads but 7 horns. One of the horns displaced 3 other horns. There is a parallel prophecy in Daniel about a beast with a little horn displacing 3 other horns.
I believe the United States is that ‘Little Horn”. We displaced 3 bigger, greater nations in our ascendance: Great Britain, France, and Spain.
We will have a prominent place in the upcoming revived Roman Empire, the 10 nation confederacy worshipping the beast.
The song running through my head is ‘sinnerman’ by Nina Simone. Where we gonna run to?
The Little Horn refers to a man not a nation.
Look at Daniel chapters 7 & 8 and see his boasting. He speaks.
What is the little horn in the book of Daniel?
Thank you for your efforts to explain this mess, and how to plan and live.
You are so right about not being able to go back once you are saved.
It is not an earthly-type pact, where you can be sorry you got into it. Much more, it is not a pact with Satan, where once you are in it it is impossible to get out and you very much want to.
It is like adoption papers, signed by someone who loves you more than the most loving parents ever did. You have allowed his protection. There will never be any reason to regret your choice.
If you make a mistake, you experience what one of the pastors in my church called “the Holy Ghost miserables.” There is no comparable feeling. You made a mistake and you know it. Agony. But wait. There’s this thing called forgiveness. You can be back as blessed as you were before, plus wiser.
I too was hoping for four more years. But remember the speeding-up part of prophecy. Each stage is designed to capture more of the recalcitrant, because after all, the saved are already saved. Would you not want the others to have a chance?
This is why I am not as distressed as some of my other Trump-supporting friends. Time for the next chapter.
If we can focus on Our King and His Plans - Glorious Plans at that - and not the distractions of this evil world, we’re halfway there.
The promotions, vacations, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other worthless plans that folks have are not worth the effort. Especially since this nation is massively on borrowed time.
Hate to say it like that, but it’s reality.
Fortunately, this fails to convince me to abandon the one who fought for
us and was cheated. The one we sent to drain the swamp. The one who caught them all. The one who says he is not done.
I’ll not abandon this country, nor him, to his “fate” just because someone
suggests that it MAY be God’s will that he, and we, Fail Right Here and
Now to Delay Armageddon.
My reason? Just because it just might be to His Glory,
that We Do Not Fail So, just yet.
And I know plenty of 80+ and 90+ year olds who have all of their faculties intact and fully functioning.
Over the last few years I had wondered if Isaiah 18 wasn’t about us. A people tall and fair, strange speech, land divided by rivers, fierce warring people - after a devastation of some kind, judgement, we bring gifts to God in Israel. One of the most poetic and strangest passages in the entire Bible.
Hmmm... I will have to read that! Thanks.
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So says Pete. The view from Egypt is dark indeed. Well, it's going to get interesting for these folks.
It's a possibility. Another strange passage (in Revelation maybe? Not sure) speaks of "sheep (good) nations" and "goat (bad) nations" existing at the very end. Makes me wonder.
I’m not abandoning Trump. Just willing to accept God’s will.
After all, if we were as wise as God we would agree to everything he does immediatey. The fact that we are sometimes baffled at first just means we’re not as wise as he is. Deductive reasoning.
That doesn’t translate into a directive to back down from open opposition to
evil, just because this time might be THE time.
Of course, if you’re sitting on the sidelines cheering on the Devil’s progress
because you know God Wins in the end, that is safe for a time.
Lucifer isn’t going to go after those cheering about his appearance on the
Especially if this time isn’t THE time.
I don’t claim to know HIS will, but I’m not going to behave differently
in the face of evil, just because this might be the final battle.
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