“The times … they are a-changing” … as the song used to say. Whew, it’s hard to keep up with all the changes being made so rapidly! Perhaps the most noticeable, sudden, change I have seen is the upsurge of power being seized by global initiatives, individuals, and entities. For generations there have been powerful elitists, who have longed to create a single world order/governance … devoid of all nationalism and biblical authority … over which they can rule. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Mohammad, Hitler, Napoleon and others throughout history, have aspired to create global empires, through which they could assert their personal power/rule over the masses. Satan had the same aspirations regarding heaven, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised to see that kind of determined power grab and priority operating upon the earth now.
As I consider the intensity and level of these global initiatives, being established in these days, I can’t help but be reminded of the words of Yeshua; telling us that at the end of time, the events of the world would be as labor pains. At first these events would be almost imperceptible and quite easy to live with. As time passes the incidents/challenges would become more gripping; coming with greater frequency as well. Years ago, we might have occasionally seen a law being presented, which would run contrary to our moral code, or which would compromise our personal freedom. That slightly uncomfortable law/ dictate might have seemed like a small thing to battle over, so we let it slip by with little protest on our part. Perhaps we allowed ourselves to be convinced that we, or others, were over reacting. Maybe we trusted that the enforcement of the unholy law would never come to pass, or that the law would soon be repealed. For example: Prayer was taken out of the U.S. schools, deemed as unconstitutional, by the Supreme Court, in 1962. However that ruling did not arise before the decision against any designated prayer time in American schools was decreed in 1948. Even so, the dark current of change against God in our schools didn’t begin with the 1948 ruling. Something in 1925 laid a foundation for the deeper change. In the state of Tennessee in 1925, a new organization, called the ACLU, paid a teacher to teach the theory of evolution, as if it was a reality, to a classroom of students. Up to that point, biblical creation was part of the regular school curriculum, even as Creation was the embraced reality for the majority of the nation’s citizens. The ACLU lost that Tennessee legal case, but its challenge against biblical truth opened a door to many discussions regarding the intolerance of other ideas … ideas which go beyond the scope of creation and biblical faith, in the study of science. After all, science is a subject deemed to require proof and evidence. Belief in the scriptures arises from a relationship with the Holy One, and from faith confirmed by personal experiences. Within about 40 years from that very intentional, public, injection of doubt regarding bible truth into our society, we saw evolution being set up as the reality. Biblical Creationism has now been demoted to the status of being an ignorant, illegal myth … unfit as a subject to be taught to our children. No wonder that in 1980 the Supreme Court declared the display of the 10 Commandments in schools to also be unconstitutional. It’s very easy to see how our moral fiber has been unraveling dangerously since the ACLU began promoting its godless, global agenda. Abortion legalization certainly did not occur in a vacuum. Homosexuality did not arise to a status of social normality/acceptability without a bit-by-bit erosion of the truth … as lies and perversions born out of rebellion gradually replaced biblical foundations.
The powers of this world have set an agenda, which is to replace biblical truth and to make the teaching of such truth illegal, while discrediting the reality of YHWH. The authors of this agenda made their moves toward takeover quietly and gradually. This was intentional so that few bible believers would arise to fight the changes, or to defend the biblical truths from being stricken from the society by immoral (and often illegal) laws and edicts. The result was not just that the curriculum in our schools changed, but that, through the little changes in law, our national morality and our level of constitutional freedom began to shift in a negative direction. We all have to take responsibility for the mess we are in now. We all need to be accountable for the unholy changes, and repent for letting the first signs of wickedness slip by. The people we put into power either betrayed us intentionally or they messed up in ignorance. Either way, we
cannot ignore the fact that the Holy Spirit and the word of God were screaming warnings into our hearts/ minds. We just didn’t pick up the fight. However, when we saw these things happening, we allowed the fear of being judged and the power of intimidation to be stronger than our biblical convictions and fear of the Lord. We were so content with maintaining the pleasures and distractions of our lives, that we weren’t paying proper attention to the ominous developments going on in government and in the legal system. Maybe we just didn’t really believe that this kind of decline would happen to us, and that this kind of wickedness could prosper so well in our nation. Some even said that believers must stay out of political matters and issues, in order to focus on the Kingdom of God.
Well, nothing has changed in the present day, except that the labor pains are now more severe and coming more rapidly … almost to the point that we have difficulty breathing between contractions. Many believers are becoming immobilized as the pain intensifies, and as the pressure becomes more crushing/ confining. However, the agenda of the dark powers is now stretching out in obvious ways to engulf the whole planet. We need to awake up and learn from our past. If we are silent now, we will soon come to a place of loss from which we will never recover. I see too many believers fretting about what they see and hear going on around them. Fretting is a waste of time and emotion. Oswald Chambers wrote in My Utmost for His Highest these words: “All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God.” That statement is pure truth. There are things going on, which we must be willing to see face on, and to challenge with the leading of the Lord. Putting our heads in the sand is not an option. However, we must NOT leave YHWH out of the equation. We don’t stand up just for ourselves, but rather for His reputation and for His heart. We don’t respond out of our own soul, but rather arise armed with His truth as He leads us to battle with His weapons.
The global agenda is moving ahead and taking ground at an alarming rate. Most of the progress is being made outside of the public view; using surreptitious tactics. Those bringing forth these initiatives toward godless globalism and control seem to be unstoppable, but they are not. The people of YHWH have voices, pens, presence, prayers, authority, scriptures, proven truth, and the blood of Yeshua as weapons. Perhaps what we lack most is awareness, unity, faith and courage. Whether the global challenge is the malignant spread of Islam, or the slimy invasion of secular humanism and occult, we are not without recourse. I challenge you to take a look at some of the globalistic moves being made as indicated below. Look at them face on. Ask YHWH how we are to challenge them according to His perfect plan/will. We keep in mind that people are not the root problem, but merely the pawns in satan’s strategy. Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities of the dark domain. I will list some of the initiatives that are currently pressing on the USA. Many of you reside outside of America, but very likely you will find similar developments arising in your nation. Certainly looking at the changes being prospered through the UN will give us a clearer picture of where the whole world is being herded.
Explore, mediate on the word, pray, and seek YHWH for the strategies in prayer and action. Pick up faith and do not yield to fear. A day will come when there is a vicious global ruler governing a world of wickedness beyond what was seen in the days of Noah. YHWH knows when that will appear. Until then … until YHWH pulls us out of the battle according to the timing of Yeshua’s return … we are to take a “high ground” stand and to hold it, regardless of the size of the threats against us or how invasive they might be. May the Lord lead all of us in the way of His heart … according to His timing … as we arise and respond to evil agendas in any form.