If the world hates you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. -John 15:18
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. -1 Peter 5:8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. -2 Thessalonians 2:8-12
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. -Revelation 12:12
The Father of Lies, the Deceiver-in-Chief, is Satan, the devil, and he hates with the purest hate the Lord and the Lord’s people. Those who despise the Lord, who reject His Word and His Truth are children of the devil. They are under his sway and are his tools, most of them unwittingly doing his bidding. They are deeply deceived, and like him, they detest those of us who speak up for God’s Truth. Along with Israel, those of us who belong to the Lord through Jesus Christ are the most hated of all people in the world. It is a supernatural hatred, this hatred for Christians and Jews, inspired by the devil himself.
It’s not only God’s Word and His people that these children of wrath hate. They hate anyone who speaks out against Satan’s political agenda of tyranny. That’s why they hate the TEA Party and people like Rush Limbaugh. Anyone who tells the truth about their wicked agenda, they despise. They hate anyone who would stand in the way of the devil’s grand plan for global governance under his murderous, demented rule.
The time is surely short. The end of all things will be here soon, as will the Lord’s return. We’re seeing prophecies come to fulfillment. Israel was miraculously restored. Iniquity is abounding, and the love of many is growing cold. Next to Israel, the United States was the most-blessed nation in the history of the world. It was a nation founded with God’s blessings, founded on His principles of just government and natural rights of the people. Of course, no nation on earth can be perfect, run as they are by sinful, fallen man, nor were we perfect, but we were the best. And, we’re it. When the light of freedom goes dark in America, there will be no more light of freedom in the world. Our light is rapidly dimming with corruption having spread throughout our society, infecting our institutions and power structures. The sins of this nation are piled to heaven. Bloody, rampant abortion and the aggressive embrace of sexual perversion will bring nothing but deserved judgment.
This is not to discourage you, but to encourage you to remain focused and watchful. Those of us who are Christians know that the days are going to get unimaginably dark as we near the end. There will be a time that Satan’s earthly rule will be absolute, that the power of God’s elect will be broken before the Lord’s return (Daniel 12:7, Revelation 13:7), but that in no way means we stop fighting against Satan’s evil agenda. Everything that sets itself up against the Lord is from his to-do list. His list is tyranny, enslavement and destruction for mankind. The entire platform of the Left, which includes both Democrats and more than a few Republicans, is the devil’s tyranny. Whether it’s the obliteration of Christian expression, our freedoms, marriage and the bedrock family unit through the militant homosexual movement or the impoverishment of people through radical environmentalist schemes, the end goal is the same: Hell-born tyranny.
We will be hated more and more as we stand firmly on the side of truth and speak against the evil corruption in our nation and local, state and federal governments. Right now in America we are still somewhat free to speak out against the Left’s agenda, but this will likely not be the case for much longer. We must understand that there will probably come a day when our freedom of speech will be crushed and our freedom to worship Christ openly will be outlawed. We are seeing steadily creeping evidence of this today. Homosexual activists are certainly tools of the devil as they wage “lawfare” against Christian business owners, causing them to pay massive fines and even go out of business for their fundamental beliefs. These are just the beginning steps in the devil’s goal of making Christianity illegal.
Those of us who speak and write against the Left’s machinations are already targets of deep hatred from the Left. We are the object of lies. We are maligned, our words twisted, taken out of context and used to put false words in our mouths. This also represents the first stages in the ultimate goal of outlawing of speech that goes against the devil’s agenda, whether it’s the degenerate homosexual movement or any other plank of Hell’s platform of tyranny.
I know the Republicans just won a massive landslide victory all across the nation, but it will not stop the judgment that is clearly falling on America. There is no political fix for the corruption that infects the soul of this country. The message God repeatedly sends to His people is to repent of our sins, humble ourselves before Him, and prayerfully seek His face. Only then is there any hope of His healing for our land.
Whether or not the United States gets a reprieve from its headlong dash into the tyrannical abyss, one thing is certain. God’s Word will stand, every bit of it. The future will unfold just as it is written. Satan and his minions will continue to be wicked and filled with unholy rage, but their hatred and their schemes are no match for the God of all creation, Whose Son Jesus Christ gave His precious life to build that impossible bridge between God and man.
If you have never seen the Lord’s face, please seek Him today while you can still find Him. Your eternal future depends on it, and trust me, you want to be on the team of Christ, because after the coming days of darkness, in the very end, Team Jesus wins.
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