This article is the first of two articles that may be too severe for some professing Christians to read. It may actually not be severe enough. The fact is that many individuals have become so accustomed to the shadows and darkness that this sliver of light appears as a blinding spotlight. Many professing Christians live in low or no light. Other ones, and perhaps the majority, are for one reason or another hiding under a security blanket of apathy. Thus, I wish that it were a spotlight that exposed the truth so clearly that it could not be ignored.
It does absolutely no good to warn them if they will not hear. It does not profit them if the Holy Spirit reveals the signs if they refuse to see. Instead, they convinced themselves that they are okay and safe and adequately prepared to zoom to heaven before they suffer a scratch from the enemy. The problem with that theory is that well over half of the world’s Christians are under persecution. For thousands of them, there are no acts of persecution in the Tribulation Period that could be worse. One cannot more burned alive than burned alive. One cannot be beheaded more than beheaded. One cannot be deader than dead.
So either one believes and can find clear validation in the Bible that America Christians will escape persecution while the rest of the Body of Christ is raped, beaten, starved, tortured, imprisoned, burned alive, beheaded, hung, made homeless and without a country, et cetera, or he or she had better accept the truth. It is really a matter of choice between delusion and truth.
I have slim to no chance of warning anyone who has at this point during the shut-down of discernment and the other spiritual senses. I can only inform the Remnant. I advise God’s people to observe China’s persecution of Christians. It may become a model for other nations, including America.
1. The Chinese government is installing over 600 million surveillance cameras in and outside church buildings, and elsewhere to monitor religious activity. They are also using GPS tracking and text message collection to identify Christians.
2. Christian symbols are being destroyed. The government has destroyed over 7000 crosses.
3. Church buildings are being destroyed. The government destroyed 1500 member Zion Church building in Beijing and sent the pastor a bill for $120,000.00.
4. The government is demanding that portraits of Christ in sanctuaries be replaced with portraits of President Xi. They are demanding that hymns be replaced with songs extolling the “wonderfulness of the Chinese Communist Party.”
5. Only Communist-friendly bibles translated by the Communist Party are for sale.
6. Children 18 years and younger are forbidden to have access to religious education.
7. Citizens are being ranked with a “Social Credit System” that awards or subtracts points according to compliance or noncompliance with the government.
8. The government has assigned a points-based system to police departments for arresting Christians. The highest points are given for the arrest of Christians associated with the most persecuted churches. If a department does not meet their quarterly quota the chief if fired.
If they have read this far some professing Christians may be thinking, “What does all that have to do with us? After all, we are a long distance from that nation.”
The point is that full-scale persecution has begun in a nation with more Christians than Communists. Furthermore, China’s Christians are far more dedicated and faithful to God than the majority of American Christians that are indolent and materialistic. If those godly Believers must suffer persecution, we are much more susceptible to lose our freedom and plunge under a tidal wave of persecution. I am not being political when I say that the Democratic Party embodies the nature of Satan and could without any compunction thrust the same evil oppression upon American Christians.
Consider that Governor Cuomo and the Democrats Party rammed their ungodly abortion bill into law and celebrated the victory. Cuomo then ordered everyone who disagrees with them to leave the State. This means that he has denies the rights of legal citizens to vote against anything he supports, denies them the privileges of their jobs, their birthplaces, their Constitutional right of freedom of speech, and everything else our Republic stands for. It is an arrogant power grab by one political party. It is undoubtedly a flagrant and evil abuse of power. More ominous, it is a threat to everything our nation has stood for since its inception. What does he plan to do when another bill comes up for vote and there are 24 opposing votes in the Senate and 42 opposing votes in the Assembly as it was with the so-called Reproductive Health Act? If other Democrat leaders use that same arrogant bullying tactic, what we have long warned about could become a possibility. People need to wake up and get spiritually prepared!
The fact is that generations of professing Christians in our nation have been coddled with elitism, promises of escapism, and the perception that God dotes on them, and sends angels rushing about to meet their every need, et cetera. Upon some generation the end will come. Nevertheless, those generations have the attitude, “Not on us—let it happen much later in the future!” We do not get to pick the day or the hour. It will come whether or not we believe it is coming and in a time when many people least expect it. But it is not that they were and are not warned about its arrival. If we have eyes to see and ears to hear, we can without much effort see it barreling down the road toward us. There is no mystery about it and we do not need a prophet or special revelation. It is a matter of apathy and denial in the great majority about its arrival.
Our nation is hanging in the tilting balance while most of the rest of the world has tipped over into the darkness. In my opinion, the ingredients for persecution are in our society and are tumbling in a volatile mixer of malice and hatred of godliness. We are witnessing spirituality vacuous and morally deluded liberals, socialists, Muslims, homosexuals, and apostate Christians, all possessed with the same spirit and integrating. Many Christian leaders are advocating ecumenism with the RCC while at the same time currying unity with Muslims. Millions of Muslims are experiencing false conversions via demonic visions and joining Roman Catholicism (please read my next article that focuses on that subject). The Pope reportedly called on Christians to embrace globalism, which means that we would surrender our sovereignty. It does not take a prophet to recognize the swarming mass of deluded and virtuously vacuous individuals longing for a charismatic world leader to coalesce under.
The secular worldlings, false religions, and apostate Christians, will unite under a leader and gain control of our nation. They will merge with millions of individuals of like evil spirits. When that occurs, then persecution of genuine Christians will rapidly intensify from the northern edge of Canada to the southern tip of Mexico, and from “sea to shining sea.”
So, whose fault will that be? A lot of people need to do some mirror time and time in the prayer closet for the answer. While they were sleeping many wicked people gained positions of influence in Christianity and our government. Now we seem powerless to rid those sectors of them. It is the result of repeated outrage not followed up by action. Now the outrage is nothing more than an ineffective, sour-grapes social media post. Even that is opposed by weak and compromised professing Christians. Our society inundated by the moral decay, school shootings, reprobate pedophiles, and flagrant wickedness of every type, and it does not appear that it is decelerating. I do not know how bad it has to get before the ones on the fence become like Lot—vexed in their spirits daily by the wickedness.
The subsequent stress and emotional drain has caused people to deaden their hearts, dull their ears, and close their eyes just as the Lord Jesus warned in Matthew 24:12. Consequently, people have blocked out God’s truth and His call to duty. There is the sense that morality and justice is being smothered under a massive blanket of corporate apathy. Consequently, our society is saturated in the secular and religious realms with diabolical deception and acts of wickedness. It is rapidly normalizing a culture of hedonism, licentiousness, and degradation.
The noxious darkness is ubiquiteous. The love for God in many professing Christians has gone cold. They cannot even raise their fingers to work the TV remote when a river of wickedness flows into their living rooms. Is it any wonder that innumerable professing Christians are too weak, pampered, and spiritually dull, to be further outraged, much less even to pray.
Wake up folks—Christianity has died! The cause was death by a thousand diabolical cuts. It is presently so divided and full of offense that it poses no threat to Satan and is of no good to God’s kingdom. Conversely, Satan’s kingdom is not divided and it is rapidly gathering force and momentum. If people are ever going to being praying they must begin today! Don’t wait until the societal implosion of darkness fully occurs and we wake up one morning to the news that we lost our liberty. To remain as we were before we went to bed the night before will cost us deeply and dearly.
At the present the world is bulging with secular and religious people that will undoubtedly acquiesce to an antichrist leadership to avoid suffering. When the kingdom of ungodliness comes down in our nation there will be scores of Christian leaders pledging allegiance to a one-world religion. In my opinion, many of them will eagerly betray their friends and relatives. They will do whatever is required not to identify as, or with, true Christians. Their traitorous pragmatism has been evident for a long period. All it takes presently for the casually religious ones to compromise is a message filled with false promises, an alluring book, or movie sourced from a reprobate heretic.
What is truly bizarre and astounding is that drowsy American Christians have no sense of where they are on the endtimes clock. They give a casual nod to the millions of Christians suffering under great persecution. When rancid evil rears its snout, they do absolutely nothing, Instead, they glibly intone from their pathetic couches of complacency, “Come Lord Jesus!” Come and do what? Save them from the consequences of their laziness, complacency, apathy, indifference, and gratifying the flesh? Why do they believe that Christians in other nations should suffer unspeakable torture and death, but American Christians should recline in ease and comfort? They intend to thus lounge until the Lord Jesus arrives to swoop them up before a single thorn of discomfort pricks their pampered flesh. Good luck with that because it certainly will not occur according to God’s word!
Consider the inequity of what they are asking for. They refuse to come to Him, but insist that He comes to them.
But then they cry, “Oh, but we came to Christ long ago!”
Perhaps so, but they have been avoiding him ever since. While a marauding scourge of heretics was invading Christianity, they turned on their TVs and lounged. From their couches they wrote checks to make heretics rich and powerful. They bought their literature, watched their videos, and consumed their demonic swill. To this very day they quote their lies, mingle their heresies with truth, and give credence to their fake fruit. No wonder these complacent and apathetic ones believe they will coast to the finish line while they steadily tumble into apostasy.
These proud, self-gratifiers do not know Christ any longer. They seek a “Christ” that panders to their carnal lusts and desires. Some of them prattle about minor and nonessential issues to provide a false persona of defending truth. I have witnessed them remain silent when Believers are attacked for speaking truth. However, when a message of truth annoys their spirits, they screech with piercing intensity and great effort to denouncing the watchman. It is not a question of if they will compromise because they have already done so.
I warn these “sleepers” that their delusion will burn away in the heat of reality. They will enter a horrible period that no one can endure except he or she is spiritually prepared. They will compromise to protect their flesh and lose their souls.
“He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” – Matthew 10:39
Admittedly, it is harsh and painful to read such a statement, much less to consider that it is true. But we must accept truth no matter how distressing. Additionally, if we are afraid of offending religious “couch potatoes,” and we shut our mouths to prevent outgoing truth, we will shut our souls from incoming truth. The choice has always been to lurch into the ditch of denial or to plant one’s feet firmly on the path and look ahead. Please choose the latter because the former is certain defeat.
As discouraging and unsettling as it may be, it is imperative that Believers do not ignore the signs of the coming dark and brutal storm. When Christ warned us to watch and wait, He was not referring to watching whatever pleases us, but to watch for the last day’s signs and gathering forces of evil. One is not prepared who rejects the warnings and rebukes the ones that warn. Why does Christ tell us to watch for those signs if it not essential to our spiritual preparedness? Surely people do not believe it is so they can live complacently until a few minutes before the great escape. We should watch so that we will know when to condition ourselves spiritually, mentally, and emotionally for the harshness of the endtimes.