Dec 7, 2020

The Censorship and Tyranny Is Not Going Away

There has been a massive amount of suppression against liberty on the part of academia, the liberal media, and leftist politicians. The general presentation is that it is only necessary to deal with the lies from Trump and to regulate the dangers from COVID-19. I am very doubtful that we could ever return to a state that could be classified as normal.

We’re so close to total insanity, I doubt a new president or an effective vaccine will make any difference. We could solve the old problems and the left will find new ones to carry on its campaign of tyranny.

Several years ago I saw the danger of people using platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to house their content. For a while it appeared promising to be able to share your views with millions of other users on these massive platforms. Now conservatives are being penalized because of their fundamental beliefs. If you post something about election fraud on Twitter, a message will appear beneath your comment saying “Voter fraud of any kind is exceedingly rare.” If you post the same thing on YouTube, a link will point to an electoral college map that shows Biden with a commanding lead.

Many people have turned to a more conservative-friendly home: Parler, a Twitter rival that bills itself as “an unbiased social media focused on real user experiences and engagement.” Parler almost lost control of its web address when their domain register gave it only 24 hours to move to a new business. This dirty move was like the power company cutting your electricity because they don’t like your politics.

The mainstream media is now obsessed with trying to marginalize Parler. Just in the past week, there have been several articles in major publications trying to portray Parler as a home of the dangerous fringe of conspiracy theorists. That’s pretty ironic, since the platform these articles defend, Twitter, is a cesspool of anti-Trump conspiracy theories and has been for 4 years.

On Twitter, the liberal media spread a claim that Parler was hacked, and Twitter obediently made the hashtag trend. Liberals were ecstatic that Parler had been hacked and that private Direct Messages of conservatives would be published — but it was all fake. There was no hack.

Some of the most authoritarian actions have come from state governors. They have used the pandemic set rules that Hitler would have judged as going too far. Vermont Governor Phil Scott placed a limit on how many people could gather for Thanksgiving and wanted kids to snitch on their parents. The governor of Oregon shocked a reporter by calling in an interview for people to rat out their neighbors if they have more than six people for dinner.

One of the most universal warning signs of despotism is the banning of books. We have reached the point where many people now see it as a positive step to censor authors. A decade ago if you had told people an accomplished professor would be labeled as controversial for merely saying men are men and women are women, you would be laughed at. Jordan Peterson has come under attack for making statements on human sexuality that were once seen as common sense.

Peterson’s publisher, Penguin-Random House, recently announced that they would soon release a new book by the professor. Many employees of the firm demanded that the book not be published. Some of their reasons for wanting the ban is Peterson’s popularity with right-wing groups, and mental anguish he has caused them with his so-called hateful ideas.

I think the greatest reason for the lack of outrage over this trend toward tyranny is people’s general belief that good will always triumph over evil. As far as God’s view of things, this saying is true. In mankind’s world, evil has always had the edge. The United States is a very rare nation to have gone 244 years without any period of tyrannical rule. We are likely running out of time because Bible prophecy dictates that all nations will fall under Satan’s command during the tribulation hour.

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:9).

“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Revelation 12:12).

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— Todd

Restrainer’s Resounding Resistance

Election 2020 isn’t over. There is, I sense, much yet to be discovered, uncovered, and, perhaps recovered, before the final period—perhaps I should say “exclamation point”—marks its finality.

At the center of this end-of-the-age demarcation—this evil-saturated presidential election—stands Heaven’s most powerful force. This holy entity of might is unseen, but it’s not without resounding energy and impact. The power within its long-ago prophesied influence for just this critical hour is on the very brink of revealing God to a wicked, wicked world, I believe.

We have witnessed earth’s powers and principalities in government, military bastions, and media enclaves as they have coalesced to form, perhaps, the most powerful anti-God movement in the history of man. At the same time, Heaven’s force has quietly swatted away every attempt to bring in Satan’s Antichrist regime. The evil has been, as I’ve said, almost tangible throughout every news cycle over the past four or five years. The defense against the evil hasn’t been overtly manifest, for the most part.

All of this end-of-the-age spiritual warfare, straight out of Ephesians 6:12, has seemed to be fought particularly in America. The moment Donald J. Trump was made his political party’s nominee, the battle roared to life in ways not seen in my lifetime. The satanic minions were knocked off balance, losing equilibrium—and all sanity—from that moment. They are scrambling more frantically than ever to regain lost time in the globalist onslaught they began following World War II with the establishment of the United Nations.

Still, as the battle rages, the force that resists is largely hidden, spiritually speaking. But it is there, and it is a pent-up force that I sense is about to be unleashed in ways those of us within whom it resides can’t fully fathom.

To many believers, it seems that God is silent, while the minions of the powers-and-principalities coalition apparently have gotten away with fraud of the first order. Mainstream news media and all other media outlets dominated by the “prince of the power of the air” proclaim at every opportunity that Mr. Biden is president-elect—even though it is the electors of the states, not any news sources, that are given the constitutional authority to declare who is president.

And, ultimately, it isn’t even these electors who have that power. They are but players on the stage of history—as we all are.

It is the God of Heaven who determines who will be president. He raises up kings and those in authority, and He removes them, the Scripture tells us. His, alone, is the true power that determines the future.

All this, and at the same time He allows free will. It is a concept beyond the finite mind’s ability to comprehend. In other words, we cannot understand how He can at the same time allow free will, yet control everything absolutely. This is all wrapped up, of course, in His omnipotence—His all-powerful, hands-on governance of His created universe.

It’s part of His omniscience, too—His all-consuming knowledge from eternity past into eternity future. There is nothing that takes Him by surprise and nothing that He doesn’t ultimately control.

So while it might seem that resistance to evil is on the decline and that the minions of evil are charging to victory in this election and in every other facet of life upon this fallen sphere, the opposite is true.

As my good friend, Jan Markell, one of the most listened-to program hosts in Christian radio, says: “Things aren’t falling apart; they are falling together”—i.e., things laid out in God’s prophetic foreknowledge are coming to fruition exactly as the He says, and at a blistering pace.

The very fact that all of the cheating and fraud taking place in Election 2020 haven’t yet secured victory for those perpetrators means, to us who observe closely, that God and His restraining hand is still at work as powerfully as ever. That power is fueled in a mighty way by the prayers of His saints, who are indwelt by God the Holy Spirit.

So, whatsoever the outcome of this election, God’s will is being done, and His victory—thus ours—is absolutely assured.

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).