Satan & the Rage Against the Machine
If you think the political left is unhinged now, just wait until a minute after the Rapture of the Church happens; all hell will really break loose.
It is getting harder and harder to watch the news these days without feeling some overwhelming sense of hopelessness. It’s like watching a train wreck happen in slow motion. It is the decline of western civilization who’s solely bent on suiciding itself. If that were not enough, we watch in horror as the next generation race headlong into embracing the very ideologies that made the 20th-century the bloodiest on record. It’s as if this new generation has a collective case of geopolitical amnesia. We are now being introduced to terms like; white-privilege, homophobic, Islamophobic, intersectionality, woke, safe-spaces, micro-aggressions, identity politics, gender dysphoria, and climate change as if they carry the significant weight of forethought. In reality, it is just political correctness (aka cultural Marxism) run amok. Orwellian doublespeak, which infers objective sincerity, but in reality, masks thought and speech control to drive a socialist agenda. Not only that, this new version of political correctness on steroids feeds a false narrative of widespread injustice.
Granted, there have been injustices across the decades, but nobody alive today for example, is responsible for the slavery issue of the 19th-century. In fact, there is no one alive today who was a slave under the pre-Civil War America. No one alive today, was responsible for removal of Native American’s from their lands. There are no Native American’s alive today who had to march on the Trail of Tears. Certainly, those issues have had impacts down through the years, specifically with the Native Americans, but trying to hold people accountable today, for things that happened 150-years ago, is ludicrous.
What happened historically has already happened. We cannot go back in time and change that. However, trying to re-write history to reassign blame or reintroduce grievances well past their statute of limitations is lunacy. If there are no statutes of limitations, then every people-group alive today, can blame someone else for some injustice someone in the past did to their peoples going back millennia. Where do you stop? What are the reasonable expectations? What is the aim? At a certain point, recreating victim groups just becomes criminal opportunism.
Furthermore, this perceived sense of victimhood fuels rabid tribalism and anger. It (cultural Marxism) effectively taps into the emotional argument, rather than the logical one, because it seeks to condition its supporters into reacting, and not thinking. It is designed to divide societies into groups. The black against the white. The rich against the poor. The gay against the straight. It ultimately just creates a continuous undercurrent of anger. Not just any anger though, but a seething anger that broods and plots. This anger is then directed against the machine (the machine being whatever system you feel is oppressing you).
To the political right, the machine represents the oligarchies and systems that bureaucratically enslave the masses, especially when the left is in power. To the political left, the machine represents traditional law and order, and conservatism, who they believe keeps the rich, rich, and the poor, poor. To the great, unwashed apolitical middle, the machine represents the inevitable crush of the status quo. These perceptions have always produced an undercurrent of anger in our society, which at times, bubbles to the surface. It is usually triggered by some injustice (perceived or real), and then gloriously misdirected against the wrong people. The brute force of the machine (usually the government), beats these uprisings down. But when it does not or cannot, the results are manifested in some form of revolution or coup d’état. However it ends up, the anger is always there. It is always seething just under the surface, always waiting for the opportune time to erupt into lawlessness and bloodshed.
Like a bloodstained crime-scene, this lawlessness and anger has the fingerprints of Satan all over it. Even the notorious neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky, of whom is linked both to Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama, dedicates his leftist manual, Rules for Radicals, to the first radical, Lucifer.
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.” — Lucifer. (Alinsky, Rules for Radicals)
Alinsky realized that violent attempts to overthrow the establishment would not work in the west as it had in the east. He needed a more subtle tactic. Thus, he promoted the dialectic method (thesis, antithesis, and synthesis), gradualism (and normalcy bias), and infiltration. Now where do you suppose he learned that?
Satan is not a myth or legend, or some psychological projection of our alter ego; he is a real being and he is detailed in length in the Holy Bible. Throughout history, Satan has used various methods to attack God’s agenda. In the Garden, he used subtle lies. Against the Israelites, he used their enemies to attack them. Against the early church, he used the iron-fist of persecution to try to crush them. The most evident example of this was with the crucifixion of Christ. Satan is nothing, if not predictable. It is as if God knew Satan would do this ahead of time and used it for His advantage.
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1st Corinthians 2:7-8
From the first-century through the fourth, Christianity would undergo a series of intense persecutions, beginning with Emperor Nero and ending with Emperor Diocletian (Rev. 2:8-11). Satan’s attempts to stamp out Christianity through brutalism only caused it to spread faster. The Roman arenas where Christians were fed to wild animals, or the pathways in which Christians served as human torches, to the crucifixions, beheadings, stoning’s, and all other manners gruesome deaths, all ultimately served the cause of Christ. Therefore, the satanic forces had to regroup and come up with a different tactic to stop the spread of Christianity.
If he could not crush the Church, then he would do to the Israelites in the past (Numbers 31:16), and corrupt it. Thus far, he has been doing a glorious job at corrupting religious Christianity. [Please note that I am purposely making a distinction between religious Christianity and biblical Christianity (of which he cannot touch).] In the Seven Letters to Seven Churches, Christ points out the corruption that is infiltrating His congregations.
The born-again, Holy Spirit-sealed Christian understands that the machine represents a world given over and wholly controlled by Satan. The Christian understands that we are currently ambassadors in a foreign land whose leader is hostile to our King and us. Yet, the Christian can be hopeful because we understand that the things of this world are temporary, and that it will not always be this way.
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1st John 2:17
Think about what we see going on in the world today. There are multiple layers of complexified agendas all being orchestrated simultaneously. Some of these agendas are God’s, and some are Satan’s trying to counteract God’s plans. However, none of these counteractions is a surprise to God. He will in fact, use them for His glory. Let us unpack a few.
God Throws a Wrench
The stunning election of President Trump significantly sets back the globalist agenda the leftists had been carefully constructing for the better part of a century. All those efforts culminated in the election of Barak Obama. After which, the United States as a Constitutional Republic, was supposed to receive the coup de grâce (mercy kill) with the election of one Hillary Clinton, but Trump ruined that. Let me rephrase, God slowed down their globalist ambitions (remember Babel?) by using Trump to do His will (Romans 13:1) extending a little more time for those who would come to salvation (2 Peter 3:9).
Satanic Peace Plan
However, even President Trump is not immune to Satan’s attempts to corrupt and influence him. Satan still hates Israel, and is desperately trying to destroy her. If you hadn’t noticed, the grand peace plan Trump has been promising to roll out, seemingly keeps stalling for one reason or another (ex. Mahmoud Abbas’s political posturing at the U.N., the Khashoggi killing, divine providence, etc.). I am beginning to think that if this plan ever does see the light of day (which still seems set to divide the land); it will not be carried out by Trump, but by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Regardless, Trump is giving Jared the leeway to do it, and has by extension, loaned Jared his own street-cred with the Israelis, to do so. He might even appoint Jared as Ambassador Nikki Haley’s replacement, which means that this plan has the potential to gain their trust. It is my opinion that this is the plan (or some variation of it) that will be the covenant that is confirmed in Daniel 9:27.
Because Pres. Trump ruined (or at least postponed) the globalist utopia they had been planning on creating, Satan has stirred up this supernatural, irrational, and insane hatred against him. Satan is using the press, academia, world leaders, the democrats, and just about every useful idiot he can find to come against Trump to pressure him. He is even using the deranged Trump supporters (there are a few) to act antithetically to what the uprising that Trump created stands for. This hatred has tapped into the minority’s (speaking of numbers, not ethnicities) anger that has been seething unchecked since November 8th, 2016. In a way, this hostility has been increasing, not lessening, despite the recovery of the economy, the reduction of crime, and the favorable standing of the US in the world again.
To me, this hatred against Trump and conservatives is reminiscent of the rise of Adolph Hitler and the National Socialist Party (NAZIs). The NAZIs used their version of cultural Marxism to use the Jews as their societal scapegoat. The leftists and democrats of today have used that same tactic against Christians (and by extension, Conservatives) to be their societal scapegoat. Moreover, they are desperately looking for their own version of Kristallnacht. What they lack at present is a leader like Adolph to lead them into that long night.
The Post-Rapture World
One minute after the Rapture, when the leftists realize that all of the true, born-again Christians are gone, they will become unhinged and unchained. They will move quickly to create anarchy and chaos wherever their found by using mob violence, looting, and unadulterated ferocity to steal, kill, and right the wrongs they have had bottled up all this time. It will take a leader who has the full backing of the ultimate lobbyist, Satan himself, to quell this and organize it into something he can use to destroy Israel.
The Rise of the Beast
This satanically backed leader will blame all of the aforementioned issues on those evil Christians (effectively creating his own societal scapegoat). There will not be any left to protest this or prove him wrong regardless. Like the NAZIs swastika, he will use some symbol as a brand that stands for the opposite of Christ that is somehow linked to his name. He will market that as a symbol of loyalty to his new form of rising, globalist, government.
Gog and Magog
Juxtaposed to the rising Beast government is Gog and company (Ezekiel 38-39), who will use this opportunity of global chaos to unleash their own fury and anger against Israel by unleashing the hordes from every direction. Since the US will be busy ripping itself apart (after the Rapture) and no longer able to project her military power abroad, the Saudis (Sheba and Dedan) and the Europeans will not dare do anything other than utter a protest.
To Satan, the machine represents the divine order, headed by God the Father, actioned by the Son, and preserved by the Holy Spirit. The machine represents the holy angelic order, which stands ready to carry out the orders of God. The machine represents the blood-bought Church, the bride, who acts as lights in this darkened world. The machine finally represents the nation of Israel, who serves as a reminder, that God keeps His promise. Now you know why the world is in such an awful shape it is currently in. Satan’s rage is being restrained at present, but will be unleashed once we depart this fallen realm (2nd Thess. 2:3-7). The world is dark, violent, and bent on destruction, because the being currently running it, is destined to spend an eternity in the lake of fire. He is thrashing about; trying anything, he can to prevent his ultimate destiny. It is the last act of a desperate thing, when cornered, is at its most dangerous.
But beloved, remember one thing, the blood of the Lamb redeems you thus making you untouchable. If Satan had to get God’s approval to do anything to Job, just imagine what he has to go through to get to you. That does not mean you will not have trials and tribulations in this life, because you will. Nevertheless, God will only allow that which brings Him glory, by allowing you to demonstrate Christ in you, to the world.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
Even So, Maranatha!