Christians that realize the evil faction attacking our nation is growing more powerful and brutal by the day. They are at their wits end about what to do. Some of them have put their hope in President Trump because the alternative is depressing and hopeless. That alternative is to hope that Christianity awakens and becomes a moral force again. Rife with heretics and other charlatans, and inundated with apostasy, it is not likely to occur.
For the ministers labeled “watchmen,” discernment ministers, truth speakers, et cetera, it even gets more stressful. When the watchmen speak, few people are willing to listen. Churches refuse to invite them because they “depress” the congregants. They are pushed so far out of mainstream Christianity that they have no pastorates. It came to mind recently that if the leaders in Christianity opposed the apostasy as they should, many pastors, TV hosts, authors, et al, would be working at menial secular jobs. The majority have never held a secular job and have no skills or qualifications.
There is a small, very loosely connected, army on the Internet who to the best of their abilities are trying to warn the sleepers. They write on Social Media, some of them have blogs or websites, and other ones have managed to get published. It takes a lot of work and time researching and writing to expose the deep wickedness of any serious deception or developing heresy. They write posts that few people take the time to read. Additionally, the percentage is very small of the ones that read, make a comment, or click “like.” It is a fact in this text-message, Instagram, world that most people will not read anything over two paragraphs.
Adding to the burden is the number of heretic-lovers armed with keyboards, lacking knowledge and discernment, and in most cases deceived or delusional. They attack watchmen and anyone else that dares expose their beloved heretic to the light of truth. One never witnesses them defend truth, they never write anything that agrees with God’s word, or hints of opposing the encroaching darkness. One cannot have a cordial discussion with them. They have no respect for seasoned servants of God. They are convinced that light is darkness and darkness is light. One may as well try to convince a goat that is attempting to eat a piece of roofing that grass is much better.
So the battle within the battle is a continual wrestling match with hopelessness, discouragement, stress, frustration, and even depression. There is little return in this life on their investment, and it certainly is not financially profitable. Many of them have simply given up trying to warn or inform anyone. They are withdrawing from anything that can remind them of how strong and rapid the darkness is approaching. Discernment ministers have shut down their websites and blogs and have ceased posting on Social Media. It is not a calling for the faint hearted and no one can do the job that does not pray much and often.
God enables, but we must not hinder Him by thinking that the sum of the burden must rest on our shoulders. If the reward was in this life then there would not be so much emphasis on heaven and the straight path that leads beyond the temporal realm. If the rewards are of this realm, then why is there still a race? Why is there a prize yet to be received? Why is there a finish line?
If we are going to endure and rise above the suffocating cloud of despair and all its ingredients, we must come to grips with a brutal fact. It is only brutal because the natural mind does not wish to hear and much less accept it. We are not going to “win” in this temporal realm. I realize that is one statement that will evoke protests and even some harsh responses. However, Christ said as much to His disciples. The disciples believed they would “win.” They believed at that time that Christ would become King over an earthly kingdom and restore Israel to her former greatness. Christ defined “win” as being publicly humiliated, falsely accused and convicted, being beaten nearly to death, and cruelly dying on a cross, and then rising from the dead.
The key word is “win. If by “win” we mean that we’re going to drive evil back into its lair, end abortion and other diabolically insensible acts, have a totally Conservative SCOTUS, and MAGA with a majority that respects Judeo-Christian values, then no, we’re not going to “win.”
If by “win” we mean that the heretics and other charlatans will be ejected from Christianity, that professing Christians will become passionate lovers of truth, that integrity and godliness will again become hallmarks from the pulpits to the pews, that fire kindled by intimacy with God, the unction to win souls, praying, fasting, and repenting, will be revived, we’re not going to “win.”
If we mean by “win” that we will sanitize TV and Hollywood, the Internet will become a decent place, the porn industry will be destroyed, our schools will again become safe, pedophiles and other sexual perverts will disappear, the drug epidemic will end, children will be safe on the streets, hunger and homelessness will cease, crime will be reduced to a trickle, atheism will be rejected from Universities, politics will become civil and ethical, terrorism will cease, God will be respected in the secular realm, et cetera, absolutely no—we are not going to “win.”
However, if we believe that “win” means that we will remain faithful to the end, that we will endure by faith without compromising, overcome by the blood of the Lamb and word of our testimonies, and receive a crown of life, then yes, we are going to win. We were created too big for this world. Satan wants to shrink us down in our minds so that we regard the temporal realm as the “heaven” that it is not. Instead, it is the domain of Satan—the god of this world—who has blinded the minds of billions that believe his lies and are rooted in his earthly, sensual, and demonic wisdom. (2 Corinthians 4:4; James 3:15)
I encourage every watchman, truth speakers, and writers, discernment ministers, prophets, to encourage yourselves with the right perspective. The only “kudo” worth longing for is the one you will hear from God when He says, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
“Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” (2 Peter 3:13)
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” (Philippians 3:20-21)
So what if no one recognizes you or says anything encouraging to keep you going. Only eternity will reveal the fruit of all your efforts. You labor because you are called, not because you are accepted and treated with respect. Thus, keep warning when few people listen. Keep writing when only a small fraction of the Remnant will read. And keep trying to get people prepared when your words are smothered or drowned out by frivolous chatter.
The reality is that you do it because God will have a voice right up until the first installment of judgment is delivered. They killed the prophets during the apostasies of Israel, but God had a voice until they were all silenced. They killed faithful Antipas (Revelation 1:13) Who was Antipas? No one knows, but God remembered him. To the apostate religious world and Satan, Antipas lost. But ask Antipas or God if he lost. Are you an “Antipas?” God knows.
The citizens of this world will more vehemently reject the watchmen, truth speakers, and prophets. The watchmen will irritate the cold and casual Christians, and apostates will scorn and join the world in killing them. They will kill them until none are left but two witnesses—prophets—that they will not be able to kill no matter how much they try until they are finished prophesying. Then they will be murdered and lie in the street for three days.
Will people declare that they won? No, they will laugh, sin, and celebrate the deaths of the final voices against their wickedness.
However, just as Christ, three days later they will rise from the dead and be transported to heaven and eternal life! I call that a win! Then the ultimate victory—the eternal win—will be registered by Christ by wrath poured out on this world drunk on the blood of the martyrs.
The task at hand is to redefine “win” so that it agrees with God’s definition. I hereby remove the word “not” from the title of this article. We’re going to win!