Paul’s Forewarning in Prophetic Spotlight :: By Terry James

In what might be considered a sign of God’s hand still restraining the evil, as given in 2 Thessalonians 2:6–7, the left-wing press has exposed the treachery of one of its ideological own.

This past week, with regard to Bob Woodward (of All the President’s Men fame) breaking the story of how Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley’s alleged treacherous, collusion-like dealings with America’s number-one nation-state enemy, the question remains. “Why?” Not “Why did Milley do it?” But “Why did Woodward—an avowed left-winger posing as a fair and balanced journalist, out a fellow left winger?”

I’m sure that even now, many who suffer angst over such questions are delving deeply into the whys at every level.

Regardless of their findings—and there will certainly never be a consensus—I believe it is proper that we who hold to the veracity of Bible prophecy conclude that the Lord’s restraining hand can be clearly seen in bringing Milley’s alleged traitorous behavior to light.

And “traitorous” is the operative designation, if the allegation is anywhere near true. It shouldn’t surprise anyone who has studied the issues and events of recent times. What happened this past week has prophetic overtones that are…well…much more than mere overtones. It is as if Heaven is shining the prophetic spotlight directly on this most recent insanity displayed by this administration and those closest to it.

Here is what the Apostle Paul says about what I believe has just happened with regard to General Milley and all that pertains to the story.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come, for men shall be…trucebreakers, false accusers…traitors, heady, high-minded” (2 Timothy 3:1-2, 3-4).

Again, if the story broken through Woodward’s book and the Washington Post (another left-wing purveyor of propaganda) is anywhere near true, it can, in my opinion, be considered Heaven’s spotlight of restraint overruling the lack of transparency usually veiling leftist evil.

These are perilous times, as most students of societal and cultural matters, as seen through the prism of God’s prophetic Word, can attest. Much of the evil being perpetrated by the minions in high places over the past weeks and months has been unveiled for all who are willing to see and understand the wickedness. The revelations of things going on in the case of America’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs have brought that wickedness more into focus.

Just to frame where General Milley’s reported actions seem to fit Paul’s perilous-times prophecy, let’s consider the following.

The Woodward-Costa book reportedly has Milley admitting to keeping President Donald Trump from knowing about his (Milley’s) dealings with his Chinese military counterpart. This was done deliberately because Milley—and all who opposed Trump’s presidency—intended to countermand anything Mr. Trump did. Milley was a “trucebreaker,” as Paul forewarned. The military agrees to follow the commander-in-chief’s (president’s) commands and keep him informed. If they aren’t willing, they are to resign and let the president have the military support the Constitution edicts. Thus, General Milley has broken the truce he agreed to in accepting his military commission—and his job as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Milley, the book claims, told then minority leader of the House, Nancy Pelosi, in secret conversations, that Trump was dangerous and must not be allowed to make decisions in important foreign policy matters. The general was a false accuser, in this lie. He reportedly told Pelosi and others that Trump was “unhinged”—meaning mentally unbalanced. This, if Milley said it, too, was a false accusation.

Milley is reported to have told the Chinese general that he would give him a heads-up if and when there was to be a US military attack coming. This is traitorous by any stretch—especially so coming from a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

Those who have presumed to believe they are smarter and should be in charge regardless of the American voters’ decisions are indeed heady and high-minded. They are the dangerous ones—the ones who add to the perilous times Paul forewarned of.

This brief excerpt gives an encapsulation of the prophecy coming to pass in these days so near Christ’s return.

On Tuesday, the Washington Post published excerpts of the upcoming book “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, which alleges Milley had two secret phone calls with Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, four days before the Nov. 3 election and two days after the Jan. 6 riot.

Earlier Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said in a Fox News interview that if the secret calls are confirmed, Milley should be removed as chairman and court-martialed.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Okla., said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends” that Congress will “ensure” that Milley addresses the report. Milley is scheduled to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee later this month.

[Cotton said], “The idea that an American military general is going to warn an adversary that an attack is coming, as you say, when Donald Trump was never even thinking about a military attack against China? The whole thing is pretty far-fetched.”

“This was treacherous, it’s dangerous, it’s unconstitutional, and General Milley needs to answer questions about it,” the senator [Marco Rubio] said.

Rubio said it appears now that Milley himself was the authors’ source.

“I think he told [Woodward and Costa], ‘This wasn’t normal, I had to do this for the good of our country.’”

Rubio surmised that Milley did it “because he wanted to make himself look good.” (Art Moore, “Treason-mania grips U.S.: Pressure builds on ‘treacherous’ Gen. Milley,” WorldNetDaily, September 15, 2021)

Again, it is wise to ask: Why do left-wing acolytes such as Bob Woodward and those at the Washington Post expose one of their own so that controversy broils out of control? Perhaps there will be another answer come forth. But for now, I prefer to believe this is the Lord’s way of showing us He is indeed restraining this avalanche of evil.