In 2008, America elected our first Black president, which should have been a glorious day for our nation, but instead has turned into an absolute nightmare. Barack Obama has proven himself to be an anti-American, Constitution trampling, president who watches Americans die at the hands of terrorist in real time, while ordering those who could have saved their lives to “Stand Down.” They say that you can know a person by the company he keeps, and while we were warned about the president’s Marxist/Socialist/Terrorist associations, the majority of Americans didn’t listen and made this man our president.
Well, like Israel in the Old Testament times, America got what we asked for and our country has come to the brink of destruction.
As an Evangelical Christian, we sometimes wonder if anything we do is really going to make a difference, because ultimately their will arise a political leader, possessed by the devil himself, who will wreak havoc on the Earth and persecute God’s people for the last 7 years before Jesus returns.
However, when my thoughts go this way, I think of the Christians over the centuries – particularly in Europe leading up to and during World War II – who must have seen the things that were happening and been sure that they were in that period of time that the entire book of The Revelation is devoted to. They must have seen millions of their fellow Christians and the Jewish people dying in Germany and Russia and thought that they were in The Great Tribulation. I’m sure that I would have!
But, as we know 70 years later, they were not. What would have happened, though, if more Germans would have fought to take their government back? Could the war and millions of deaths been avoided? And what would have happened if all of the Christians in America and the allied nations had chosen not to go to war because they reasoned that it must be the end of time and there was no use fighting it? Would we now be speaking German with the entire Jewish population of the world wiped out?
These things, of course, are pure speculation, but the truth remains that multitudes of Christians since the book of Acts thought they were living in the end times. I believe that the evidence strongly suggests that we are now, indeed, in those times. But how long do we have? 5 years? 10? 20? We really do not know, because the Bible tells us that no one knows the day or the hour except for the Father. Do we lay down and stop fighting? I don’t think so. Especially not in the United States of America! I am going to keep fighting for the freedom that good people – fathers, husbands, sons, mothers, wives and daughters – died to give me until God tells me to stop.
There will come a time when we, like Daniel, may have to stop fighting and accept things the way they are and await the return of our true King, but I see nothing, nor do I feel in my Spirit that this is the time for that.
Our founders gave us the greatest gift they could give us – a free nation where we have the right and the duty to elect for ourselves leaders who will govern America with truth, justice and mercy.
If you haven’t voted yet, be sure to get out to the polls today! It’s your country and it is your duty to protect it. If you don’t, eventually someone will be glad take that responsibility off your shoulders.