"And there shall be signs in the
sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of
nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”
These days are certainly
bewildering. It just keeps getting better doesn’t it? Everyone reading this
commentary is certainly aware of all the distressing news now hitting us
between the eyes. One might call this current round of events mystifying to
say the least. Which of us would have ever dreamed that
would someday give up her sovereignty or make it illegal to
preach from the Bible? It probably even baffles the mind of
even the staunchest of pessimists. Many who consider
themselves patriots are watching all this happen yet for the
most part are in denial. It just can’t happen to
failing them for fear, and for looking after those things
which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven
shall be shaken,” Luke 21:26.
Men and women are going to be
witnessing some very strange occurrences going on in these
last days. As everyone knows men’s hearts fail them all the
time, but what the Bible says is going to be much more
severe and with a much greater frequency rate. Men will be
confused, and confounded, and their minds will be
overwhelmed by the crazy things they witness that just
aren’t normal, at
least not the normal they’ve been accustomed to.
Living and growing up in
today, is there any reason to be in despair? How does a
sixty-ish year old man who grew up in the fifties and who
became accustomed, as a young man living in America, to all
the freedoms this country had to offer, possibly get used to
a totalitarian government taking over his once free country?
Soon this middle-age man will be
moving into a mode of a well deserved retirement and
possibly even slowing down a bit. Looking at the events of
the day, would this gentleman have any reason to despair?
The destruction of the United States of America
is at hand and even the bravest of hearts can turn to
despair when they see something that was at one time so
fine, turned into to something so dreadful it makes true
I wonder sometimes how people cope
with current events. How many may be in the midst of or even
totally engulfed with a deep feeling of despair these days.
Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Some may have
thoroughly lost hope. But what is it that they’ve lost hope
in? Is it that they see no way out of the current worldwide
economic crises? Perhaps they despair over the state of
moral decay in America
today. Although many didn’t see it coming, and even more
still don’t see it, socialism has been thrust upon us. Even
many believers seem to be at the end of their ropes. Despair
seems to be the flavor of the day. Those who are lost and
perishing have no real hope and so perplexity and despair
can certainly set in and devastate men’s lives.
What then, should we despair at all the insanity currently
permeating our land? Absolutely
not. “Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”
I once heard it said that to despair
is to turn one’s back on God. The definition of despair is:
a profound feeling of hopelessness. Anguish, gloom,
depression, despondency, desolation, and misery are but a
few of the synonyms that go along with this same definition.
As believers an attitude of despair certainly doesn’t befit
We are secure in our life in Christ.
The kind of hope believers have in Christ gives us a sense
of security that covers us like a safety blanket. As we see
the destruction of America
coming down the road our anticipation grows for the soon
return of our Lord and savior Jesus the Christ. We are
mocked and ridiculed by the unbeliever, but we are
Many people have placed their hope for
the future in a man. Their kind of hope is of no avail. Man
will always fail to hold up his end. Sooner or later, no
matter who the man is,
there will be disillusionment. One man has been thrust upon
us, seemingly bestowed with a supernatural power to
influence the weak minded to follow him and his foolishness.
Thus it will take much longer for those individuals to see
the fallibility of such a man. Sadly many of these weak
minded souls will never see the truth. A huge number of
Americans are so completely blinded by this man that it
seems he’s placed a hypnotic trance over them. After all
these months they still don’t see the idiocy of his mindset.
Can you remember watching all the
hysterical wailing by both men and women as Obama won the
presidential election? If you’ve forgotten the insanity and
would like to be reminded just Google it or do a search of
YouTube. There are plenty of videos that will remind the
masses of just how much influence this man wields over the
weak minded. Has Obama told the truth or fulfilled even one
of his campaign promises? Only to the homosexual
community. Come on people, talk about disillusionment. It’s
time for those of you who voted for him to open your eyes to
the truth. There is absolutely no hope for the future of
American, or the world for that matter, with Obama at the
Soon, if not
already, you who voted for Obama will come to the
realization that you’ve made a huge mistake. When this
happens, you may well be overcome with despair, knowing
you’ve helped with the destruction of America.
it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist
shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we
know that it is the last time”
1 John 2:18. Obama is certainly
one of them, anti-Christ that is. Everything he does is in
direct opposition to God, that’s anti-Christ. That, my
brethren, is what the Apostle John is referring to in his
epistle to the church. He speaks of the spirit of
anti-Christ. Obama is filled with the spirit of anti Jesus
Christ. We can see it in all his works and attitudes. Unless
you are born again his agenda will be difficult to comprehend. You who voted
for this man be on your guard, because as you begin to
realize how evil he is despair may well overcome
you, especially as you realize how terribly deceived you’ve
Having lived in a country of many freedoms, most assumed
it would remain forever as a free nation. Christians figured
it would remain so at least until the rapture of the Church.
The completely open satanic nature of this man will turn out
to be a tragedy for
Those who believe in him, those who’ve placed their
trust and even their lives in his hands, are
being lulled into a condition of passivity and false
prosperity of political rhetoric and lies about our
improving economic conditions. The awakening that hits them
will be severe and painful. Many will think peace and safety
but it will all be empty lies. When those weak minded
individuals finally realize they’ve been duped it may well
be too late.
Our freedoms are very quickly eroding.
Some are already gone and unless the Rapture happens within
the next year or so everyone will feel the wrath of Obama’s
changes firsthand. This ultimate change thrust upon
will remove all our freedoms; we the people will have little
or no remaining rights. Despair will set in on a huge scale
and many nonbelievers may very well despair unto death.
“Men's hearts failing them for
fear” Luke 21:26a.
Many of my brethren can’t or won’t even consider the
possibility of the coming persecution affecting the Church.
Little do they know it’s already here.
Let’s travel back in time a couple thousand years and take a
look at how the believers of the first century Church were
treated. They were persecuted and martyred for their
steadfast faith in Jesus the Christ. “Yes Ron, but that was
back in the days when knowledge and wisdom were
sorely lacking. Men feared the unknown. People had a fear of
Christians and their beliefs”. Fine, let’s move forward in
time now a few hundred years. What was happening to the
believers of that era? How were they treated at the hands of
folks who were a little more enlightened than, say, the
first century persecutors? More persecution and more
martyrdom. Do the research for yourself and you’ll find that
from the early church’s history right up until our present
day there have been literally millions upon millions of
Christians killed, martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ.
word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than
his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also
persecute you;” John 15:20.
Why, in the name of God, do so many of my brethren in the
at least, feel they are exempt from such an end? Personally,
I see the church in the good ol’ U.S. of A., especially in
these last days, as quite arrogant. To think for a moment
that in this day and age Christians can’t possibly be
martyred if they live in the U.S.
is to ignore the truth of the scriptures. All born again
believers are God’s children. Even though millions of
believers have perished under the sword in the past two
thousand years, and thousands of believers are being put to
death today in many different countries around the
world, the church in America
is immune to such treatment. That type of persecution can
never happen in America.
Not in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Well, guess what? No born again believer,
who stands up for their Lord and vocally proclaims the
message of the cross and does not cower, will be exempt from
the persecution that’s on the way. Satan delights in
stealing the joy of the brethren, we all know that to be
true, he’s even more delighted when he can convince the
unbelieving masses that those who follow Jesus Christ are
evil and a detriment to any normal and progressive society.
When he can get people to see his lies as the truth he can
convince them of anything. The first thing he’ll want to do
is to get rid of the stone walls (believers) that inhibit
his unfettered advance. That means he needs to turn
perfectly decent law abiding people into animals on the
prowl to persecute the Church, and if possible remove those
arrogant Christians from existence.
Knowing this ahead of time can lead
believers to despair, but it shouldn’t. We, as Christ’s
followers, know where we are going. We know this world is
not our home and we should be in a mode of anticipation as
we see the end approaching. To despair because of what’s
happening before our eyes displays a lack of faith in
Christ. This can be caused by a lack of knowledge of God’s
word and even a lack of belief in what the Bible tells us
will come about in the last days. Believing that God’s word
is irrelevant and partly fable or mostly a myth is a real
good indication some will end up in very deep depression and
despair. Remember to despair is to turn ones back on God.
Allegorize the Bible and you will find much to despair
The following quote shows up in many of
the emails I receive, “I’ve read the end of the Book and God
wins.” Yep, I agree God’s plan is being accomplished. God
wins in the end as they say. But don’t you see, God won
before the foundation of the world. As a matter of fact
there was never even a contest. In God’s mind there was no
win or lose scenario. God always knew Satan’s destiny. This
was no surprise to God. He even placed all the names of His
redeemed in the Lambs book of life before the foundation of
the world. Nothing surprises God. And no, I’m not a
take heart in knowing that God knows each of us intimately
and is completely aware of whatever our plight is. If we are
living happy blessed lives or unhappy lives full of despair
God knows where we are and what we are thinking.
“The Spirit itself beareth witness
with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”
And I can assure you God isn’t going to take it well when He
sees any of His children wallowing in the depths of despair.
“Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
God expects us to stand and be strong in the faith and
trusting Him and His word.
If I could
convince the brethren to study their Bibles I know that they
would become certain that God can take away their despair
through His word. Our hope as believers is in Christ, and by
reading His word believers can avoid the pitfalls of
despair. There’s hope for all believers nestled between the
pages of God’s word and you won’t find anything to despair
about in the Bible. Yes, our hope is in Christ. We are
believers because we believe Jesus died, was buried, and
rose again on the third day. That’s our hope, that’s our
strength. That’s His promise to His people. Fear is to be
nonexistent for the believers as we know for certain where
we will spend eternity. “For ye
have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,
Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15.
Day by day as we
see this world slipping further and further into the abyss
our hope grows exponentially. Nothing in this world can
touch the soul of a believer, not even the supernatural evil
underworld of malevolent demons. Jesus has given us new life
and that life is only accessible
Christ. Oh sure, outside influences bombard our minds and
even our subconscious at times. It’s a constant battle with
supernatural beings that inhabit other dimensions and that
constantly infiltrate our dimension to wreck as much havoc
as possible. Try as they might, nothing can touch those who
belong to Christ.
If we believers could only grasp just a
smidgen of how great and powerful God is and how much bigger
He is than the lowly demonic hoard that wants to corrupt us
and destroy us, we would never despair again. No matter how
far this country slips into the wrong direction. We should
never despair about our future since we know our future will
be nothing less than awesome, full of joy and peace where
God’s will is done for eternity.
“And if children,
then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so
be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified
together.” Romans 8:17.
Don’t despair at the coming evil but
rejoice in knowing you are a joint-heir of the King. That
when you suffer persecution you suffer with Christ.
separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril,
or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all
the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through
him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death,
nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from
the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
His Kingdom is within sight. So shout out
your love for Christ if you dare. “I love you Lord Jesus and
I’m waiting for Your soon return”. Now, shout it again.
God bless you all,
All scripture is from the KJV