Posts filed under ‘Life in America’
Today, we are hearing a cacophony of voices crying out that if only America would experience revival, all would be well. We have people who stand up and base their entire best-selling book on one verse of Scripture that actually applies to Israel, but is somehow made to apply to America, and these people are praised! Don’t question that person because he is a sacred cow to someone. What he says is clearly what God wants to happen, right?
The highest court in the land has passed its judgment. The headlines proclaim that a slim majority of Supreme Court justices considers freedom of sexual orientation a right for all Americans. This exchange of one set of values in favor of another does not come as a surprise to us who already know that the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe (2 Cor. 4:4). June 26th, 2015 stands as a significant milestone in the American demonstration of this ancient reality. This is a critical hour for believers across our nation.
Technocracy to Tribulation highlights many things that have been happening in society that have been moving the world toward the Battle of Armageddon. Satan has deftly used the world’s resources and leaders to bring about a one world system that comprises politics, economy, social mores, and all the rest. God will even give Satan a very large helping hand when He (God) pours out a delusion over the earth that will cause people to believe Satan’s lies wholeheartedly (2 Thessalonians 2:11). While it may seem unfair that God is helping Satan out, God only sends the delusion because people have consistently rejected God’s truth. God doesn’t send the delusion willingly, but only because this is what the world actually wants (Psalm 2).
The world can tell me to shut my mouth about specific issues. The world can also tell me to stop speaking about Jesus, His love for sinners of this world, and His desire to save those who see and embrace His truth. While I will not build a platform around an issue like homosexuality, I will build one around the need for the lost to embrace the only salvation that is available.
Though God threw a huge monkey wrench into things with the Tower of Babel, when Satan was initially attempting to build his one-world government, apparently, God has allowed Satan to continue working since then. In spite of the concerted prayers and effort on the part of true Christians everywhere, God has simply said, “I hear you, but I’m saying no to your requests. Satan will be given his time to come against Me and for that to happen, the world will become one, ruled by Satan’s spiritual son, Antichrist.”
The left can get away (almost) with being rude, crude, and abusive toward Christians and conservatives in general who oppose the left’s agenda. I want these people – including Tim Cook – to go to Saudi Arabia and tell them that until they stop executing gays, they will not be able to do business with Apple. At that point, while I will still disagree with Mr. Cook because he clearly fails to understand the true ramifications of the religious liberty law of Indiana, I would at least have some measure of respect for him. I won’t be holding my breath though and by the way, I’m going to be upgrading to a new smart phone soon. I’m not even considering replacing my iPhone 5 with another iPhone or Apple product.
Satan – using a garden variety snake – simply focused Eve’s attention on the command and then asked a question. “Did God really say what you think He said?” This caused Eve to start thinking and rethinking the whole thing. Well, gee, the tree sure looked good for food. Smells good too! Maybe we misunderstood God. Eve obviously did when she added that God told them they couldn’t even touch it, which is something God never said.