Feb 15, 2021

Domestic Terrorists

The leftist establishment has made a fighting handful in going after Trump to going after the people who supported him. They seek to dehumanize everyone they see as the enemies of the state. They have a monopoly on truth, which allows them to fact-check everyone on the right.

John Brennan, the former CIA director under President Obama, has been an active cheerleader in calling for the Biden administration to seek out domestic terrorists. He speaks authoritatively for the Deep State.

He said on MSNBC that “the members of the Biden team who have been nominated or have been appointed are now moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements that we’ve seen overseas, where they germinate in different parts of the country and they gain strength and it brings together an unholy alliance frequently of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians.”

This “guilt by labeling” is the antithesis of fair play or justice. Rep. Ilhan Omar claims [a] ‘looney tunes’ white supremacist movement is taking over the GOP. Never mind that she made numerous anti-Semitic statements. Omar will never lose a house committee seat because hate is what the Democratic Party runs on.

I’ve long quit using Yahoo News as a source of current event information. I only visit the site to see who is their latest target for destruction. They must have the names of all conservatives on a roulette-style wheel, and they spin it each morning to see whose life they are going to seek to slander.

The name of My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell must have recently hit on a spin. He is under attack for repeatedly citing conspiracy theories about election fraud. March for Our Lives co-founder David Hogg tweeted that he and software developer William LeGate are launching a pillow company to drive My Pillow into bankruptcy. There are so many pillow companies in America that I don’t foresee Hogg putting a dent in Lindell’s market share. I thought Mr. Hogg was all into gun-control activism because of his connection to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Maybe this vindictive wonder boy is working on a bulletproof pillow.

Another target of Yahoo was Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. This woman clearly has some strange beliefs. She supports the ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy that alleges that some Democratic Party leaders were running a human-trafficking and pedophilia ring that was being run from the basement of a pizza restaurant in Washington DC. She accused Barack Obama of being a secret Muslim. My favorite was her belief that a group of Jews had space lasers that they used to start wildfires in the western states. The Democrats voted to remove Rep. Greene from two committees. You can still be a flake in Washington, DC, but you have to be one from the left.

The most shocking example of this Big Brother culture was when Douglass Mackey of Delray Beach, Fla., was arrested for creating memes that allegedly misled voters in 2016 to think they could vote by texting instead of by actually going to the polls. This type of humor should be protected as free speech simply because it’s so absurd. The FBI offered no evidence that Mackey actually convinced anyone not to vote, but even if it did, so what? Would you rather live in a country where the FBI is hunting down pranksters — four years after the supposed transgression — or a country where voters are expected to be able to recognize a joke when they see one?

I remember the time when Johnny Carson caused a toilet paper shortage in 1973 after making a joke on The Tonight Show. “You know, we’ve got all sorts of shortages these days. But have you heard the latest? I’m not kidding. I saw it in the papers. There’s an acute shortage of toilet paper!” said Carson. The shortage he read about involved commercial-grade toilet paper. If Carson had made those comments about a talent shortage, people would call for him to be fired.

We didn’t declare war on the establishment; it declared war on us. If you step outside the lines, be prepared to be shamed, silenced and ostracized. Here is just a short list of some of the areas where we have lost ground:

  • Our religious beliefs did not deserve the protection of the First Amendment.
  • Some of our children are not good enough because they are white.
  • Boys can compete against girls in high school sports.
  • Our ideas are not worthy of debate and discussion.
  • We have to trust the government’s official pronouncements about elections.
  • Defending the Constitution’s rules for federal elections is sedition.
  • We get labeled as racists if we want better protection of our borders.

If Christians had been more organized and more prayerful about who we let rule over us, our nation would not be in such a sad state. I’m relieved in knowing we will likely escape this world, but we may have to explain to our Lord why we needed to be rescued.

“Exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

— Todd

What manner?

The student of Bible prophecy from the pre-Trib perspective can spiritually sense it. This generation is bumping up against the extreme edge of the end of the age.

Although the Apostle Peter was given Holy Spirit foreknowledge of the time I believe we are now a part of, he had no way of knowing the expansive time frame that was involved in his prophecy.

He wrote in one intensively compact burst of inspiration the entire scope of history yet future from the time of his writing. It came out as the following:

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. (2 Peter 3:9–14)

That sweeping vista of the future is stunning when we stop to contemplate it, study it, and dissect it!

The great apostle, emerging out of the shores of the Galilee and other fishing holes of the time as a simple fisherman, was given by the Holy Spirit the spectacular vista. It was a stupendous vision of earth’s timeline that will conclude with God’s entire creation being completely dissolved, then remade into the perfection He first produced.

Peter begins by addressing, it seems, the question so many of us who watch current evil machinations are asking today: “How long, oh Lord?” Why is God taking so much time to deal with the wickedness that is causing all of humanity to spiral downward so rapidly?

God had Peter write those words because He isn’t willing for a single person to perish—that is, perish eternally, with their soul being lost forever, apart from God.

When we look at that single line Peter was directed to write, we can get a look into our God’s wonderful character—His matchless love for each individual ever to be allowed into the world in the human birth process.

He is having Peter tell us that this is the reason He seems slow to anger, slow to punish with judgment and wrath. We can, as believers who hold to Luke 21:28, Titus 2:13, and other such scriptural encouragements, look to Peter’s words  to get some degree of understanding of why He lets things become increasingly wicked.

What we are really saying—I guess I should say, “what yours truly is really saying”—when posing the question is: “Why doesn’t the Lord act against this evil as I think he should?” Or “Why doesn’t the Lord hurry up and call us to be with Him in the Rapture?”

The next thing that pops into the gray matter, then, is: “Do you really not care that so many will have to face the evil of Antichrist and the Tribulation following that thief-in-the-night moment?” It’s a humbling prodding by the Holy Spirit. We should try our best to think as our Lord does. After all, He indwells us and has given us the ability to do so.

He further gives Peter the words to pass along in the form of a question:

What manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God?

Part of looking for the soon coming of our Lord should be, I am convicted, to have compassion for those about whom we often feel quite the opposite. Godliness, you see, is not being willing for anyone to perish, but wanting all to come to repentance.

This is a truth from the heart and mind of God that I truly will have to get serious about as we proceed into that dark future Mr. Biden has forewarned. It won’t be easy; there is much uneasiness as we consider prophetic developments. But the Holy Spirit has given Peter the words from which we must not turn away.

Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

This is the manner in which we should be—“in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God”—which, incidentally, comes as a thief in the night!