Following the news, non-news, commentators, prognosticators, and general media mish-mash on the upcoming election and the candidates I am thinking that this country is on the fast train to destruction. The downward spiral is coming to a narrow point and it all seems so surreal. The situation would be laughable if it were a satirical comedy routine. Unfortunately, this is the reality we live in and it is unsustainable. Something is going to happen. What will happen or when is beyond my ken. I know what the Bible has to say and I think this era is the beginning birth pangs of the end times. It seems the contractions are coming closer together and the intensity is increasing. We may be in for a long and difficult labor though.
The Bible tells us that in the end time, just before Jesus returns, that it will be like it was in the days of Noah (1) when mans every thought was turned toward evil (2). Well, it appears that we are getting there. There are those in positions of power who have no qualms about doing evil things and lying about it even though it is obvious that what is said is a lie. Their supporters absorb it all and believe everything that is said, or don’t hear anything that is said. They have their blinders on and refuse to take them off, or maybe they don’t realize that the blinders are even there. There is a complete disconnect from reality at work among those people. I know some of these people and all I can do is shake my head in disappointment.
Then then there are terrorists. Only a mind given over to evil could attack and murder innocents, intentionally trying to kill largest number of people possible. All in the name of a false god and the teachings of a false prophet. You can’t battle an ideological war and win. gives the terrorists more fuel for their crusade to eliminate all of those they consider infidels. They don’t care if those people are among their own peoples and religion, if they are not as radical in their beliefs then they too are to die. Who does that? Those who are in the grip of the evil one, that is who.
Even among Christian people who understand that the political arena is fraught with falsehoods and the world scene, both politically and geologically, is in turmoil, there are those who do not recognize these things as signs of the end times. Some point out that for generations people have been saying the same thing. They too have blinders of a sort. Then there are those who have an achromatic view of the world. They do not share the warm colors of love. Instead of love and forgiveness, not keeping any record of wrongs they protest the evils of this world in unloving ways. Anger and resentment, hateful and condemning speech, with violent acts sometimes accompanying these protests. Where is the love as defined in the Bible (3)? Their world view is angry and quite gloomy leaving little room for hope. I think these people will be quite surprised at the final judgement. My hope is not in this world, but in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I would like to spread that hope to others who have lost hope through loving those who do not know the truth of the gospel. We will be known by our love (4). The more gentiles that are brought to the saving knowledge of the gospel of the good news of Christ, the sooner His people, the Israelites, will also have their eyes opened. That is my desire because is it also the desire of God that none be lost in the end. Unfortunately that will not be the case.
We are called to pray for and love our enemies. In obedience to this Biblical instruction I pray for both of the presidential candidates. Especially for Mrs. Clinton, who seems to be in poor health. In the event she prevails in this election I would want her to be in good health so she is able to perform her job and serve out her term, even if I disagree with her. I also pray for her to see the light of Christ and repent of her sins as well. That would be the best outcome. She is still breathing so there is hope for her salvation.
Practically speaking though, Hillarys criminal acts while Secretary of State, as found by the FBI although no legal action was taken, should have awakened the sleeping masses. Unfortunately there are people in a political coma, unaware of the consequences if she takes the highest office of the land. The moment I heard that FBI Director Comey was not recommending any legal action, even though he admitted they had found significant evidence of illegal actions, I was convinced he feared for his life if he did recommend prosecution. It is possible that Director Comey knows something about her real health issues and felt that she would not survive long enough to mete out justice. That is just a thought and may or may not be the case. I am actually leaning more toward wanting to continue living. That is more likely taking into consideration so many people who opposed the Clintons in the past or apparently had evidence against died under mysterious circumstances. So many that it can’t be coincidence; I suspect Comey doesn’t want to risk being one of those people.
I believe there are some sinister things going on in this country and around the world. From apparently reliable reports there are some bizarre things happening around the world. I’ve heard of underground tunnels and cities built and stocked all over the world, there are reports of hundreds of thousands of ‘casket liners’ that are stored on private land by FEMA and would hold more than one body. What do they know that we don’t? There are reports of unusual sightings of mysterious things and creatures, the world is groaning with earthquakes, floods, droughts, tornadoes and other cyclonic weather in places that do not normally have these weather patterns. There are rumors of asteroids potentially hitting earth as our planet moves into an area of space with more space debris. Increasing reports of people behaving in truly strange ways. Sigh, all sorts of oddities. Maybe it only seems to be unusual as the information age allows for more immediate dissemination of information, but, we’ve had internet to spread information for a couple of decades now and I think there is more to the increase in reports than can be accounted for by faster internet. Maybe some would say I’ve put on the tin foil hat. I rather prefer to think that as Christ told us when we see these things we need to look up for our redemption is soon to follow(5).
As BP Earthwatch would say, ‘heads up, be safe.’ The times are perilous but we have hope in Christ Jesus.
(1) Luke 17: 26-27
26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man: 27 People went on eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day Noah boarded the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
(2) Genesis 6; 1-8 (HCSB)
6 When mankind began to multiply on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of mankind were beautiful, and they took any they chose as wives for themselves. 3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever,because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years.” 4 The Nephilim were on the earth both in those days and afterward, when the sons of God came to the daughters of mankind, who bore children to them. They were the powerful men of old, the famous men.
5 When the Lord saw that man’s wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every scheme his mind thought of was nothing but evil all the time, 6 the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 Then the Lord said, “I will wipe off from the face of the earth mankind, whom I created, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky—for I regret that I made them.” 8 Noah, however, found favor in the sight of the Lord.
(3) 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
4 Love is patient, love is kind.
Love does not envy,
is not boastful, is not conceited,
5 does not act improperly,
is not selfish, is not provoked,
and does not keep a record of wrongs.
(4) John 13:35 (HCSB)
35 By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
(5) Luke 21:28 (HCSB)
28 But when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near!”