Oct 7, 2019

Let’s Destroy America to Save It

The collapse of the Roman Empire was the process of decline that took hundreds of years. Thanks to advancements in technology, the collapse of America is on speed dial. In Roman times it could take weeks to conduct business with a city just 30 miles down the road. Today we have instant communication that can transfer information from one location to another in a fraction of a second.

People are using the technology leap to do the devil’s business. They are destroying our nation in order to bring about a change that aligns with their political beliefs.

The liberal media have become one of the most destructive forces in America. They have reached the point where they will attack people with hardly any provocation. I grew up in Iowa, so I’m familiar with the leftist Des Moines Register. A few weeks ago, this newspaper ran a profile of Carson King, who rose to fame after raising more than $1 million when he appeared on ESPN’s popular “College GameDay” program with a sign asking for money for beer. King had said he would donate the money to a children’s hospital.

The Register wrote a profile of King that pointed to racist tweets King had posted when he was 16 years old. The Des Moines Register should have run the background check on reporter Aaron Calvin who wrote the story, because he had a history of racist tweets. Calvin was fired, but the Register’s editor Carol Hunter still has her job. “You’re angry, you’re disappointed and you want us to understand that,” Hunter wrote in a column. She needs to lose her job for approving the fiasco. Because, as soon as the controversy dies down, Hunter will be authorizing the needless victimization of some other person.

The UAW strike against GM has stretched into its third week. The press is focused on how the longer it lasts, the worse Michigan’s fragile economy becomes — with huge potential consequences for the 2020 presidential race. Years ago, the press would put pressure on both sides of an auto strike to bring about the quickest resolution. Today, the media are for the prolonging of any strike that supports their political allies.

I did a search of “GM strike” and found that nearly 30 news organizations all ran with the same headline, “It’s estimated the strike has cost GM $1 billion so far.” We are not even in a recession and we have a fixation on how much damage is being inflicted on our nation’s largest automaker. The UAW is proposing the strange move of staging a “no-confidence” vote for Chief Executive Mary Barra. A no-confidence vote by the UAW wouldn’t carry any force with GM or its board of directors. Only self-destructive people would attack the leader they’re trying to find a compromise with.

Hollywood has long been blamed for producing movies that glorify violence. The new movie “Joker” is just the latest film to earn this criticism. Warner Brothers responded to the controversy with a written statement: “neither the fictional character Joker, nor the film, is an endorsement of real-world violence of any kind. It is not the intention of the film, the filmmakers or the studio to hold this character up as a hero.”

Warner Brothers restricted access for print and broadcast journalists from the red carpet at the U.S. premiere of the movie. It also said that “Joker” would not be playing at the Cinemark Aurora theater where the 2012 “Dark Knight Rises” mass shooting took place, killing 12 and wounding 70.

What makes the Joker a dangerous sympathetic character is the claim he is just a product of the breakdown of social order. Everyone else is mad, so I’ll go shoot a bunch of people. The inability of the clapping-seal press to see the sinister trend in movies just shows how blind our society has become to an invasion of evil.

The most pressing threat to our nation is the so-called impeachment process playing out in Washington, DC. We have congressional members acting like they are judging on American Idol, thinking they remove President Trump with their single vote. All these liberals who say the impeachment process will be better for the Constitution and the people of this country would be singing a different tune if a Republican-controlled Congress was trying to remove a Democratic president just because they didn’t like him.

We are headed down the same path that leads to unrest and someone restoring order by declaring themselves to be our new head of state. To know our future is to simply ask the question: What do we collectively love the most?

“People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God– having a form of godliness but denying its power” (2 Timothy 3:2-5).


Discerning This Dispensation’s Disposition

Last week on Jan Markell’s program, Understanding the Times, aired on 850 radio stations across America, Jan interviewed yours truly on our new book, Discerners: Analyzing Converging Prophetic Signs for the End Of Days.

Thanks to her (in my view, gifted) interview talent, and thanks to the precarious disposition of this generation, the conversation was (again, in my view) Heaven-directed. This program pointed to the crucial position the current generation occupies with regard to Heaven’s view of things discussed during that hour. We looked with exceedingly sharp focus on exactly why this generation must be so near the moment of Christ’s interdiction into the corrupt affairs of mankind.

All of that said, Jan would be quick to agree, I think, that neither she nor I should get glory for truth brought out during the interview. Our back and forth, I sensed, flowed from Holy Spirit influence. Near the end of the broadcast, she asked what I thought was the primary thing to look for as the hours, days, months, and years move swiftly toward that divine intervention.

With the many chapters written by some of the best writers of our times having just been briefly dissected during the hour, the term “convergence” came to mind, of course. This term is in the subtitle of the book. Each writer–it was profoundly obvious as I went through the book in my job as general editor–zeroes in on every assigned prophetic signal of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline.

Dr. Larry Spargimino writes unerringly on the many characteristics of rebellious mankind found in 2 Timothy 3. Jeff Kinley outlines, with stark examples, the dark delusion that is descending upon humanity. Second Thessalonians 2 is manifesting during this generation.

Don McGee presents an eye-opening case for the social and cultural decay corrupting this generation. He brings forth evidence that evil men and seducers are becoming more prevalent, turning people away from God. Nathan Jones thoroughly deals with the Daniel 12:4 developments in technology and travel. He expertly lays out issues and events now fulfilling Daniel’s prophecy that the book of end-time things will be opened to people alive at the end of the age.

Daymond Duck, one of the most highly sought-after speakers at prophecy conferences, brings forward a tremendous chapter giving the issues and events that are showing Satan’s preparation to bring to power his Antichrist. Duck goes through the many aspects of the globalists’ methodologies and organizational machinations to establish the man of sin’s dictatorial regime.

Dr. Tom Hughes examines the many signals that the false religious system of Revelation 17 is in the process of developing. He presents, in vivid detail, the evil that is fomented against biblical Christianity, such as the pope claiming that even atheists will be in Heaven. Pete Garcia analyzes what the seventieth-year of Israel’s rebirth into modernity means. He explains how and why things surrounding that rebirth portend the nearness of Christ’s return.

Phillip Goodman and Grant Phillips, in each of their chapters, weave a tapestry of what a Christian’s comportment should be like as we see that day approaching. Discernment, as believers bear witness for Christ, has never been more critical. Gary Stearman gives a cutting-edge portrayal of what the satanic drive toward socialism and the globalist rage are all about. This rebellion means that judgment hangs heavily above a rebellious creation.

Ryan Pitterson brings great enlightenment to the mix of how crucial discernment is in understanding these strange times. He raises awareness of how much like the days of Noah and the days of Lot the world is now, writing in dynamic fashion about the days of Genesis 6 as juxtaposed against our own time. The violence and anti-God comportment of mankind have brought about the “reprobate mind” forewarned by the Apostle Paul (Romans 1:28).

Jan, herself, undertakes a powerful exploration of why there is such hatred for Christianity and for the pre-Trib Rapture in particular. Second Peter 3:3-4 prove just how things are shaping up for the last of the last days. Tim Cameron paints a terrifying picture of what the post-Rapture will be like for those left behind, yet he presents the biblical prescription for how to avoid that fate.

Dr. David Reagan puts together a devastating case against those who expound on the lie that God is a “cosmic teddy bear” who would never let anyone go to a fictional place called Hell. At the same time, he writes truth about God’s righteous judgment and wrath and presents the blessed assurance that the Creator isn’t willing for anyone to perish, but wants all to repent and be saved.

So, the word “convergence” encapsulates the many end-time indicators of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline. Certainly, these writers deal thoroughly with each of these major signals.

But to answer Jan Markell’s question–or, “to fulfill my assignment” might be a better way to put it—I needed to look deeper into the premise. Remember, her question basically asked what I thought was the primary thing to look for as we move swiftly toward Christ’s Second Coming and, before that great event, the Rapture of the Church).

I answered during the broadcast, and my answer hasn’t changed. It can’t change, because it is indeed the number-one signal of where we are on God’s prophetic timeline.

Again I go to two of the tremendously talented writers and observers of this time. Bill Salus explores in-depth geopolitical developments to Israel’s north. He gives in considerable detail current issues and events that bring to life Ezekiel’s prediction of the Gog-Magog attack on Israel. I speak specifically of the Russian-Iranian-Turkish coalition that has now formed and is greedily eyeing Israel to the south.

Jim Fletcher, one of the most astute researchers, columnists/reporters, and speakers on matters involving God’s chosen nation, delivers a stunning chapter on the developing hatred for the Jew and for Israel. He lays out in excruciating detail how even the evangelical church has within its ranks a growing contingent of those devoted to the destruction of that prophetic nation.

So, to answer Jan’s question–which gets right to the heart of being a discerner–I have no surprise response. Israel is the one most profound sign to observe in these closing days of the age. The true discerner will particularly need to watch the ongoing drive to establish peace in that conflict surrounding God’s chosen nation. There will be no true peace until Christ, Himself, makes that peace. He is the one and only Prince of Peace!