Give Them Bread and Circuses :: By Vanessa Panas

Jesus warned us of the signs that would happen very close to His return. Many people mistakenly think Jesus was speaking of the generation that He was living in, because He said, “by no means will this generation pass.” In Matthew 24, Jesus is speaking about the future, and it is that generation that will not pass. He was speaking of this generation we are currently in. Another false belief is that all of the signs given are crammed into a seven-year period; not so.

Take for instance wars and rumors of wars. World War One was the “war to end all wars.” The League of Nations was created to prevent another war like this one. The brutality and death involved in this war and the humiliation of the German people led to World War Two, where six million Jews were slaughtered. This slaughtering of God’s people led to the nation of Israel being created in one day. This was prophesied in Isaiah 66:7-8.

“Before she was in labor, she gave birth; Before her pain came, She delivered a male child. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?”

The United States has always felt safe and secure because of distance. Through globalism, we rolled out the welcome mat to the very people that want to hurt us. The vast oceans separating us have had bridges built over them. Keep the West busy, and they won’t notice the collapse around them. Just like Rome. Give them bread and circuses, and Americans are happy.

This generation has witnessed mass atrocities, famine and pestilence. Major earthquakes are happening in diverse places across the world. We have witnessed the rise of socialism and communism. We watch as Venezuelans starve to death; meanwhile, they sit on top of the world’s largest oil reserves. They are attempting to swim across the ocean for food. The military was given toilet paper in lieu of cash. After years of social programs and socialism, the country is a shell of what it once was. Socialism has ruined any potential the beautiful country had.

North Koreans starve and are in so much fear of the dictator Kim Jung Un, that families turn on family. Nobody trusts the people around them for fear they are government spies. Christians hide; and if found, are executed. In China, the situation for Christians isn’t much better.

The people demanding free stuff from the government haven’t a clue or don’t care that the money has to come from somewhere. Socialism always leads to communism. These people take from the rich to give to the poor. The rich will be taxed until there is nothing left to tax. Those with jobs are not supposed to take care of those that won’t work or outright refuse.

Hundreds of millions of people across the world, in just the last one hundred years, have been killed through war, murder, famine, disease and natural disasters. Chemical weapons were introduced during World War One. Over the last one hundred years, men’s hearts have changed. Could you imagine a rape epidemic in Sweden fifty years ago? Ten years ago? Through nation rising against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom, we are witnessing the final attempt at globalization.

We are headed towards another massive military campaign. The vast majority of people today would starve if they couldn’t buy their food from the grocery store. What will they do? Turn to the government, demanding help.

The United States has been blessed since her founding, but we’ve slowly turned our back on God. The hatred in this country coming from the left is nothing compared to what is to come. Right now, Trump supporters are hated; soon it will be Christians. The signs and wonders Jesus spoke of are happening right before your eyes. Only a fool refuses to acknowledge it.

There was a shocking headline in the mainstream media this week: “Pope’s kiss heals 3-year-old from cancerous tumor.”

Two thousand years ago, a baby healed of a tumor would have been a miracle without a doubt. These are the so-called “miracles” we will start to hear of more often. The last one hundred years have been like birth pangs, like a woman in labor, just as Jesus warned us. Since World War One, we have not only witnessed the rise of communism, but a prominent rise in Satanism and atheism. These are all people that are on the left.

The Bible calls those on the left, fools.

“A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left” (Eccl 10:2).

The left has labeled “nationalism” as something to be ashamed of. If you remove any pride in your country, you remove a new generation of young men and women that will fight to defend it. If you remove national pride and label anyone who loves their country a racist, then you remove the pride and love for their country. You replace it with guilt and shame. Globalists are not proud of their own countries. They don’t want borders. With borders comes strength, and that strength comes from unity. Stand for your country whether it be the United States, Canada or Australia. Defend your heritage. Defend your nation.

Angela Merkel snatched a German flag from the hands of a parliament member and tossed it aside, then she shook her head and fumed. She has no national pride, and wants to give sovereignty of Germany to the EU. Many countries in Europe want to join the EU; and with the EU, out goes any national pride. Out go borders, strength and unity. Without unity, you have no strength; and without strength, you will not have a nation.

Our kids are conditioned in school to believe it’s the government’s duty to take care of them. Hard work is not your own hard work; it’s yours and everybody’s that sat and watched while you worked. We are conditioned by our peers, the media and government to think of nationalism as bad. When Obama went on a national apology tour, he was slowly putting the nails in the coffin of American pride.

Again, unity brings strength, and strength ensures you don’t have powerful elite deciding what’s best for the entire world. When you’re raised to view America as evil and aggressive, you believe it. Why would a teacher lie to you? Your parents and friends? If you strip nationalism, it’s much easier to strip individualism as well. You will see no difference between you and anyone else.

The West has forgotten the lessons of her past. The Islamic armies are swarming through Europe with one word on their minds, “conquest.” A young couple recently gave up their jobs in Washington DC to go biking across the world in an attempt to prove that evil is all in our minds. They believed that all people are inherently good, that all people have the same values and morals. They trekked through ISIS territory, fully expecting to be ok. Perhaps a few selfies? I say that not to sound callous, but to point out the absurdity of what they tried to prove. They trekked through ISIS territory, and were killed doing it.
These are cultural differences—cultural differences that are not compatible.

Give them their bread and their circuses, and they are happy. How true this is? Caesar Augustus bribed Rome with food and entertainment, and they never saw Rome crumbling around them. They were entertained and had full bellies, so they were complacent. Give the average American a new iPhone and a couple of cheeseburgers, and they are happy. While some struggle to feed their families, others are spending, just to spend.

Celebrities will spend 18 million on a piece of jewelry while talking about the less fortunate, but not actually doing anything to help. Many refuse to stand while our national anthem is played. These pampered athletes make a million dollars a game, and then refuse to honor those that gave them the freedoms this country offers, to all men.

Lebron James has received praise all over the media for opening a school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. What the media failed to tell you is he stuck the Akron taxpayer with the majority of the bill. The school gets his name, he’s the hero, and the peasants pay for it. Today it seems nobody is willing to help you unless you can help them back. As Christians, we are supposed to be able to count on one another, because the rest of the world will forsake you.

The Left is filled with ungrateful people who do not appreciate what America has given them. Their hands are out, they snatch greedily, all the while despising the very people helping them. Donald Trump is hated by the left because he represents what they hate about America. He is another American success story. His Hard work and love for his nation helped build his Empire, nobody else. The left finds it appalling that he’s not ashamed of his success. They agree with Obama. He didn’t build that!

The left told us what we wanted to hear for many years when it came to immigration and our borders. Everything President Trump has said, they have all said. The fact that a globalist didn’t win and continue the work started under Bush Sr, simply exposed who they are. It’s good cop, bad cop, and both are on the same side.

If you have no pride in your nation, then you see no difference between you and everyone else. Young women stood at their borders with roses for new refugees, seeing no cultural differences, until their once safe nation becomes better known as the “rape Capital” of the world. That’s Bridges for you, not borders.

When you have a national pride with your neighbor, no matter the race or religion, you relate on a personal level. You can agree on something and defend something together. Stand united together. When you remove national pride, everyone is the same; the individualism is gone. With nationalism, you worry about your country and defend your country from invasions, foreign and domestic. Without nationalism, you simply don’t care.

The majority of Americans feel a pride in the hard work and innovation of our founding fathers. They wanted freedom, especially religious freedom, and they fought for it. They didn’t sit back and let a King across the ocean dictate how they lived. They bled for this land. They died so that future generations could prosper and live free – so their descendants could continue to stand for this nation in their place.

My great grandfather several generations back was a Captain in the Revolutionary War. He fought in the Wake County, North Carolina regiment alongside two of his sons. He was at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge. The Patriots had their first victory. There was one Patriot killed and zero captured. But the British lost 30 men, 20 were wounded and over 850 captured. We honor our nation to honor what they did for us. What they GAVE us. I have pride in my heritage. I have pride in the grandfather I will never know. Without knowing me, he fought for me. He fought and bled for this land.

This is our land—not the EU’s. Not the UN’s. We separated from Britain for a reason. Christianity has flourished here because of who we are. We refuse to bend or break.

Every generation since our founding has far exceeded the expectations of the previous generation, from our military might to our economic power. Politicians in the United States have been moving further left for decades. Donald Trump didn’t cause it; he just made them expose themselves.

Jesus said lawlessness would take hold in the last days; and for the last one hundred years, each new generation grows colder than the last. Most millennials are too young to remember the American Pride we felt in the 1980’s. When Rocky Balboa beat the Russian, there was national pride all over, and race had nothing to do with it. Black and white cheered for Rocky, because Rocky united them in their love for this country.

In 1980, we had “the miracle on ice.” The USA hockey team beat the Soviet Union. Americans went wild all over the country. The New York Times wrote, “At the final buzzer, after the fans had chanted seconds away, fathers and mothers and friends of the United States players dashed onto the ice, hugging anyone they could find in red, white and blue uniforms.”

After 911, people came together from all over. There was a roaring pride with shouts of “The sleeping giant is awake.” Then, Americans grew complacent under Bush the second. We have allowed the left to change our country in ways that were unheard of two decades ago. We allowed our rights to slowly erode. We have a President trying to fix the broken American system, and he’s facing opposition that a lesser man would have resigned over. Not just opposition from the left, but from those within his own party. RINOS.

Proverbs 10:23 “To do evil is like sport to a fool, But a man of understanding has wisdom.”

The biblical definition of fool doesn’t just mean “senseless or careless,” but a fool is also described as one who does not regard God. The Bible says a fool hates not only God, but knowledge. A fool enjoys wickedness and is quick tempered, while a wise man hates wickedness and is slow to wrath.

People are being murdered on the streets for looking at someone else wrong. There are fist fights in stores, parents brawling at little league games, kids shooting their peers in school. Men’s hearts have grown cold!

Jesus warned us that many will be offended in the last days. It seems every day that the left, or fools as God describes them, are labeling something else as offensive. They are offended by Christian morals and values. Nowhere is this label used more often than in Islam. What offends Muslims should offend everyone; and if it doesn’t, then you’re a racist and bigot. Christian values are placed on ice for Islamic values. As a Christian, it doesn’t matter that abortion offends you, you’re paying for it.

Matthew 24:10 “And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.”

The hatred coming from the left around the world shows these prophecies to be true. Don’t think for one moment that these people wouldn’t hurt you if given the chance. Don’t think for one moment those on the left won’t betray you and turn you in to authorities for whatever “hate speech crime” you committed. Jesus is under attack, and it’s up to His Christian warriors to spread His gospel.

In Matthew 11:6, Jesus also said, “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

Jesus offends the left. Goodness and righteousness offends them. A dying puppy brings tears and sadness, while ripping a baby from the mother’s womb is demanded and embraced. There’s something wrong with anyone that condones murdering babies. It’s sick and it’s evil. This is not women’s healthcare, this is murder.

The generation of men that fought in World War Two is all but gone now. These men lived through hell on the battlefield; they watched as their friends died fighting against communism, socialism and fascism, only to be called fascists themselves by their grandchildren. These men fought for the freedom that this new generation refuses to acknowledge.

Many of these men became men on the battlefield while they were still young boys inside, barely shaving. They didn’t die flipping through their cellphones or Facebook. They died with visions of their mothers holding them, crying.

Today we have men in their thirties who still want their mothers to hold them, and they’ve never left home. We have self-righteous, offended millennials telling our World War Two Vets that America was never that great to begin with. Tell that to South Korea. Tell that to holocaust survivors and their families.

Tell that to the older generation of African Americans who really were oppressed in the south by the Democrat Party. America has always been great, but America hasn’t been perfect and is facing her toughest challenges yet.

The United States military has the greatest military the world has ever known. We have been the land of opportunity for all people. But the United States cannot survive without its citizens defending her.

War is looming, and the United States can no longer depend on vast oceans to keep us safe. Jesus warned us of all these things. In a world filled with uncertainty, depend on the only thing that is certain. The shed blood of Jesus Christ!

God is always just to listen. He is there when nobody else is. Call on Him in times of trouble. Turn to Him when you have no one left. Call on the name of the Lord when in despair. Call on Him even while you’re being blessed.

The media won’t tell you all of the fulfilled prophecies and proof; the media won’t tell you how close we are to His return. Pray for your family that hasn’t turned to Him yet. Pray for the friend who doesn’t understand the change in you. Pray for the salvation of your neighbor. Use the internet wisely in these last days and spread the gospel. Matthew 24 is about THIS generation, and it by no means will pass before the return of the Lord. Remember, God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. FOR YOU. Don’t be of the world. Accept Jesus into your heart, now.

“Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Vanessa Panas