by Dr. Fred
For the longest time, conservatives and prayer warriors alike have been urging one another to pray, to work, to speak out. I’ve certainly been among them. Every once in a while, a person steps up to announce God’s judgment is coming to America unless we are able to change the direction that this country is taking.
With the most recent two decisions from the Supreme Court of the United States of America (SCOTUS), it is clear that the questionable direction has been entrenched. First, what could have gutted Obamacare remains upheld by SCOTUS. As Scalia noted, it’s like the Supreme Court has deliberately gone to bat for President Obama to ensure that his pet project – Obamacare – remains in effect.
The second ruling has to do with same-sex unions. With a divided court – 5 in favor and 4 opposed – same-sex unions are now the law of the land. Scalia again noted that the decision had nothing to do with the Constitution and everything to do with “reasoned judgment.” Reasoned judgment is simply another term for “emotional virtue” or “political correctness.” Ultimately, it’s Cultural Marxism that has taken over the United States of America.
As a Christian and conservative, I certainly take issue with both of these two rulings. I will also state without equivocation that these decisions were allowed by God Himself. This is not necessarily a good thing as there are many examples in Scripture where God allowed something “bad” or “negative” to happen. He normally does this to teach, chastise, or give Him a reason to judge. Ultimately, everything will bring Him glory and there is no getting around that.
What I’d like to quickly note is that many believe these things have occurred because the church is silent or because those in the church have not done enough. There hasn’t been enough prayer. There hasn’t been enough protesting. There hasn’t been enough writing of congressional representatives, etc. People say the church is lax, lazy, and really doesn’t care.
If we are talking about the visible church throughout the world, then I would agree. However, if we are talking about the invisible Church (the Body of Christ), which is made up of only authentic Christians, then I would vehemently disagree. There have been millions of true Christians praying, protesting, writing letters, articles, and books. Many have even gone on the speaking circuit to do whatever they could to mitigate leftism in this country.
There are many who continue to believe that Christians have not done enough. To believe this is, in reality, to doubt God, His power, and His purposes. If we look carefully at numerous books of the Bible – whether it’s Daniel, Ezekiel, Joel, Zechariah, or even Revelation, what we see is a ramping up of evil as this world approaches what the Bible calls the “day of the Lord.” I’ve written a series on the subject of the “day of the Lord” on another blog and I don’t have the time or space to repeat myself here. Suffice it to say that biblically, the “day of the Lord” begins a time of terrible testing and pouring out of God’s wrath onto this world, not just America.
But this coming day of the Lord has another purpose too. It will allow the enemy of our souls – Satan himself – to bring to the forefront his chosen disciple, who will rule this entire globe for a period of 7 years (Daniel 9:27). Not to sound too fanatical (biblical), but in reality, this world is destined to get to one specific point where Satan can go mano-a-mano with God. That will occur at the Battle of Armageddon.
This is why this world must be given the opportunity to become as evil as is supernaturally possible. It will happen. This doesn’t mean of course, that good people stand by and do nothing. But it is clear that we’ve done that. We write our articles, our books, give speeches, rally as many as possible and ultimately, it is clear that God Himself is allowing the left to have their day.
Is it possible the time has come to stop, wait, watch, and listen? Is it possible God wants us to stand still and know that He is God? We tend to think because of the recent decisions made by SCOTUS that we have “failed” God because we didn’t do enough. I think we’ve done more than enough and yet, God has allowed all of our worst nightmares to come to fruition. There must be a reason for it, no? God’s purposes are not dependent upon how well Christians fight (or don’t) for something in this life.
The reason is simple. In Isaiah 14, Satan promised that he would do several things. Among them, he promised to make himself LIKE the Most High. This, from a created being. God is allowing Satan to do his worst. God is giving Satan the necessary leeway to do what he can to bring his promises to fruition and those promises will culminate in the Battle of Armageddon. But why would God do this? Why would He allow it?
As I said, it will ultimately bring God glory because when Satan is defeated (and he will be defeated, not by us, but by Jesus), God will prove to the entire universe that His Word stands. The world will know and shudder when they realize that evil actually has an end, when it can go no further. Unlike God, who is infinite, evil’s days are numbered.
It’s all coming out of the shadows and into the world’s arena, where the final chapters of human history will play itself out for all eyes to see. The world – the universe – will see the final demise of Satan and his minions. What Satan has done for millenia in secret, God will force out into the open. There, God will overthrow Satan in abject defeat with one Word from His mouth.
Christians and conservatives, we have not lost. We have done what we should have done, but maybe the time has come to stand and know that God is God. Do we trust in our efforts or in God?
Time to step back, have some tea, and rejoice that regardless of how things look, God is still on the throne. His purposes will prevail. He will show evil as being utterly evil. God cannot fail. God has not lost. God will not lose. It doesn’t matter how things look. All that matters is our faith in God.