I recently wrote a “dreary” informational book about anti-semitism. During the difficult research, which took several months, I discovered that one of the top “peacemakers” in the Middle East is deeply involved with the New Apostolic Reformation. The scheme is complicated with many details. I enlisted a friend in Israel to help me with the research.
One night I felt impressed to contact the individual that I was researching. Surprisingly, he answered my email and we began a series of exchanges. I asked him about his involvement in the NAR, and he became evasive. When I pressed him for answers, he abruptly stopped responding.
The publisher I submitted it to chose not to publish the book, so I posted two chapters of the book on my blog. There was very little response by the readers. All that time and effort only served to prove what I was told would occur. People will not read a book unless it is short or stimulating. What stimulates them is what they are interested in. Most professing Christians are not interested in information relative to the last days. They gravitate to short articles, frivolous books, or books that do not hang clouds in their comfort zones. Undoubtedly, the majority craves books with new doctrine, new revelations, or arguments about why God is not as strict about obedience, commitment and sinfulness, as previously thought.
“Their hope is built on nothing less than comfort zones and churchiness.”
The issue is the diabolical schemes of Satan are now so vast and complicated that they cannot be explained succinctly. That runs afoul of the fact that, as previously stated, many professing Christians seldom read beyond text message-length material. Most of the ones that are avid readers read heresy or fiction—quite synonymous in my opinion.
Well-researched books have been written clearly describing the major deceivers and their deceptions. Those books barely sell enough copies to pay for the publishing costs. However, heretical books sell by the millions. For example, “Jesus Calling,” sold over 25 million and inspired a companion study Bible. “The Shack” sold over 20 million, and was made into a movie. According to one reliable source, the “The Purpose Driven Church” book has sold more than 60 million copies and is used by many churches as a textbook for the coming New Christianity.
If I write, “You need to prepare for a very difficult period that is rapidly arriving,” numerous professing Christians react with abject indifference. Other ones have eschatological beliefs that compel them to believe that American Christians will never suffer. Another faction insists on factual details that support the statement. Elsewise, they won’t be alarmed. However, they do not want copious details, but in a couple of sentences that presents a compelling picture without requiring deep thought. It is an exercise in ineffective succinctness.
Therefore, if I write, “The kingdoms of the False Prophet and Antichrist are emerging and will converge,” many professing Christians are cluelessly unconcerned. They remain unconvinced without details that they refuse to read. To successfully alert them they would need to be clairvoyant and I would need to be capable of mental impartation. The Holy Spirit imparts knowledge to us spiritually. How is it they are not already alerted and prepared to accept truth?
Thus, an overly condensed article is quickly discarded as insufficient evidence for alarm, and a comprehensive one is discarded for being too long to read. In other words, they reject the former for being incomplete and the latter for being too complete. The middle ground may be a 3-minute cartoon video or perhaps an emotionally stirring song.
Consequently, I am finding it increasingly difficult to write articles that I can post to my blog or Facebook with satisfactory results. They all turn into booklets and several have become books, and each one is stuffed into a file in my word processor. I have little motivation to present them because I know in advance that few people are going to read them. It takes hours to edit and prepare an article, and days, sometimes weeks, to prepare a booklet. Choosing which document to spend that time on is challenging.
Even in the secular realm political plots are greatly complicated. The complex and enormous amount of data is one reason why certain famed politicians have not been arrested, tried, and convicted. Most people are not going to read that much material when they can hear a sound bite synopsis from their favorite news channel or read it on a social media poster or tweet. It is difficult to incite enough sustained public outrage unless people know the entire story. And without such outrage arrest and prosecution will not occur.
Likewise, leading professing Christians are greatly compromised with heresy and outraged Believers should reject them. These compromised ones are feeding the flames of apostasy that is now an uncontrollable firestorm. However, instead of outrage and rejection, heretics and hirelings are adored and exalted. The outcry against them is as muted as whimpering puppies under a blanket.
What this all means for the future is certain to be ignored by some readers. But it must be said. As the time of His Second Coming approaches, it will be as it was when Christ came the first time. During that period of apathy professing Christians will desire nothing that is not preferred by or palatable to the flesh (Matthew 13:14-15).
The flesh is adamantly opposed to the plow and the seed. Christ explained that (succinctly, by the way) in the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:19-22). Flesh wants pleasure, fun, and anything that does not require it to submit to the Holy Spirit. Allowing flesh to be predominant is the reason why a vast number of professing Christians are lukewarm and have little to no desire for the truth.
The question is, how do people return to open eyes, clear ears, and sharp hearts, and desire for the truth? I am convinced that if a red ember of love for truth is not burning in people’s hearts there will be no hunger in their souls for it. Without that hunger, they will refuse to eat the meat that God offers by His servants. The answer is prayer. Nothing stirs that fire more than prayer. Neglecting prayer is one of the great failures of Christianity.
Sadly, professing Christians have time to play, to watch hours of sports, dramas, and comedy, and news programs. They know mounds of minutia about everything but biblical truth. They can even sing every word of popular secular songs. It proves that they are capable of gathering and storing large amounts of complicated information. However, they refuse to equip themselves with essential information about the last days. Having abandoned their love for truth (if they were ever hungry for it), they are totally defenseless against heretics and heresy.
I have believed for some time that warnings will eventually cease. It appears that we are very close to that occurring. Undoubtedly, the era of books and articles defending/presenting truth and exposing darkness is coming to an end. If we are at the point to where information that must be presented in detail is no longer desired, truth’s battle for literary presence is over. One may as well don a double-sided placard with a single, block-lettered sentence, and walk up and down the sidewalk.
So here we are at the time of the end. The history of humanity is coming to a close. Warnings are ceasing or falling on deaf ears. The Judgment of all things and people is coming. I advise and encourage true Christians to set their minds on things above and make God’s will the desire of their hearts. There are consequences for every paradigm shift that goes the wrong way, and those consequences are erupting in this last day’s atmosphere.