Loosening Grip? :: By Terry James

Many are angered, frustrated and greatly disheartened by results of presidential election 2020. My own emotion fits somewhere within that description.

Chief among the various disconcerting aspects of the angst we who support a morally based, constitutional republic that the founders gave us is that we are made to look like the progenitors of evil who are inflicting damage to the nation. It is a master stroke by the master of all evil orchestration—Lucifer the fallen one.

I’m referring to the fact that all the blame has been placed upon the many thousands of Trump supporters who gathered to protest peacefully. All was, in my opinion, then manipulated to be seen as interrupting congressional proceedings to count votes and to consider recounts. It was a luciferic plan implemented to perfection in my view.

The prophetic implications are profound, I believe. I will say, in advance, that I am including personal experience in this commentary. That is, I will include personal experience that I realize many will reject as weirdly ecstatic in nature and extrabiblical. Nonetheless, this is what I believe I’ve been given to write at this moment. Therefore, I will risk the naysayers and ultra-discernment authority critics. More about this a bit later.

Everything seemed to change when the election results began to come in during the early morning hours of November 4, 2020. The Trump landslide that was underway suddenly gave way to a tsunami or avalanche of votes for the other candidate. This strange turn of events remains—to those who don’t understand truth—a mysterious thing to this day. The mystery is exacerbated by the fact that nobody in government with authority to examine fraudulent election manipulations will allow the overly apparent irregularities to come under the light of inspection. But in reality things didn’t change. The scriptural truth from God’s Word remains in play to this moment.

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. (Revelation 22:11)

This truth will be in play, we are shown through the book of Revelation, right up to the moment Christ returns in power and great glory. That is because, of course, the fallen nature of mankind has not changed. Sin dominates, and those in whom it dwells wield earthly power under the leadership of the prince of the power of the air—Lucifer. Those producing America’s 2020 presidential election fraud, rather than desist in their rage to—for the most part unwittingly—bring Antichrist to power, forge ahead toward the end of the age with their deception and subterfuge.

So what about the Lord in all this destructive change being perpetrated? Where is He in light of the millions of prayers pleading that He miraculously intervene in the 2020 election like we believe he did in the 2016 presidential election? Why is He now permitting this destructiveness? It certainly appears God is, as my title implies, loosening His grip.

By that, of course, I mean that, to some, God seems to be no longer restraining evil and the rush toward globalist takeover to the same degree as He has up to this point. Yet He cannot lie, and His prophetic Word says the following, as we’ve looked at many times.

And now ye know what [restrains]that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now [restrains] will [restrain], until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:6–10)

The promise from the Lord is that He will, through the Holy Spirit indwelling the church (each believer in Christ for salvation) restrain the evil we see rampant all around us at this moment. So even though He might seemed to have loosened His grip a bit, allowing evil to have more leash, He is still restraining the Beast of Revelation chapter 13 from coming forth. He will do so until you and I as believers are removed in the Rapture.

Now to get to the part in this commentary of the personal, ecstatic experience of which I forewarned. Most who read these articles have heard of this a number of times. While I don’t deliberately look for reasons and/or situations in which to bring it up, it has once again come to mind in a quite direct impression. I am to use it here is what I believe is the directive.

While doing what many of you are doing—thinking on what has just happened in this election—I was questioning, in prayerful attitude. Why weren’t the millions of earnest prayers answered as I thought they should be answered? Why are things suddenly reversed from the way they had begun turning after the 2016 election?

From out of that fog of questioning emerged the one scene most powerfully available to replay upon the screen of my memory. And it was in brilliant, dynamic color and electric with energy! It was during the three times I was somewhere in the heavenly realm on Good Friday, April 22, 2011.

I flatlined four times, the hospital records show. But three of those times when my heart stopped due to the widow-maker heart attack, I stood before a cheering throng of beautiful, shimmering, young people who looked to be in their middle twenties. They were bidding me to come to them.

The third time I went there, I was among them and we were all running toward something wonderful. It was a victory lap, with all the young people thrusting their hands high into the heavenly atmosphere.

I was shown over the months following that these were the cloud of witnesses of Hebrews 12:1–3. We were finishing that great race assigned to each believer. We would soon be before the throne of God.

But they hit me with the defib paddles yet again. I was back on the cath-lab table, and I, many of the doctors believe, was the beneficiary of a medical miracle—so much so that they gave me my state’s “Cardiologist Patient of the Year” award.

So it was that, when thinking deeply on why things had turned so dramatically on the early morning of November 4, the powerful, cerebral video instantly replayed. The young people again were leaping with their hands thrust high. They were laughing and expressing their explosive exuberance as only the youthful can.

This, I’ve been impressed many times, was and is Heaven’s approval. It is approval of the pre-Trib view of the Rapture of the Church, which I and many believers champion. It is approval of all who believe, teach, and cling fervently to that blessed hope of Titus 2:13.

The replay of that, my one and only ecstatic experience, came instantly to mind, I’m convinced, to make clear the reason these things must happen as they are unfolding. Jesus Christ is on the very cusp of calling all believers to Himself before the Heavenly Father loosens His grip of restraint on this judgment-deserving world.

Meantime, we are to be witnessing and working as royal ambassadors for the King of all kings and Lord of all lords, all the while watching, as given in Mark 13:37.

For when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your head, for your redemption draws near. (Luke 21:28)