One of the pieces of advice given by the church over the years is to not focus too much on Satan so as not to give him glory. That’s good up to a point. However, what I think that counsel has done is cause us to miss the works of Satan right in front of us.
The last two and a half years of COVID hijinks have revealed significant portions of the depth of the globalist agenda to harm mankind in order to achieve their stated goals. These were obvious for all to see in the recently destroyed Georgia Guidestones, with their #1 objective being:
Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
Given that our current world population hovers around 8 billion people, reaching this drastic reduction means about 93% of humanity must disappear.
Just because the Guidestones have been demolished doesn’t mean that our betters who wish to rule over the rest of us are dissuaded from achieving their aim. As of this moment, no one knows who bombed the monument and why. One interesting factoid is that the city of Elberton, GA, is actually considering rebuilding them. Also of interest is that the time capsule allegedly buried under the “American Stonehenge” has seemingly been forgotten or ignored.
Mysteries… yet other mysteries have come to light since COVID hit.
It used to be that the American people looked upon our government, its institutions, and even most large corporate entities in this great land – if not loving them, per se – at least respecting them for what they stood for and accomplished. We’ve been a very trusting people.
When our leaders assembled commissions to investigate significant and/or tragic events, we accepted what they concluded because… well, surely they wanted to discover the truth as much as the common people – right? When those entrusted with bringing evil doers to justice declared certain parties guilty or innocent, we tended to believe them because… well, that was a sacred responsibility that all of us believed in – right? When we sent our children to school, we assumed the intent of the educators was to teach and not indoctrinate them because… well, we all had the same values and desires for our kids in how they were to be raised – right?
Somehow, these expectations we all had have been turned upside down. This may sound like conspiracy theory on steroids, but I assure you, it’s not. Trustworthy evidence has been uncovered that our government at the highest levels knew in advance of the coming attack on Pearl Harbor but did nothing to prevent it.
Remember the Oklahoma City bombing or even the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center towers? There’s more to them than what we were told.
How about the January 6, 2021, Trump insurrection narrative? Why are these political prisoners languishing in prison for a year and a half without charges even filed against them? Whose FBI is it anyhow? Why do they infiltrate patriotic events filled with America-loving people but seem to miss the riots instigated by Antifa and BLM?
How is it that the medical profession worldwide has been in lockstep as to treating COVID and uniformly denouncing any doctors or researchers who offer contrary opinions and evidence?
Why do school boards and teachers nationwide march to the same drummer?
When did homosexuality, transgenderism, and drag queen events become de rigueur in the classroom rather than reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic?
Since when has the American ideal of small business and individual entrepreneurship become toxic?
Apparently, only giant corporations can fight “climate change” – all the little guys and guilty must be eliminated or they’ll be the death of the planet.
Hopefully, you get the idea. I could cite many more examples. The point is that historically right up to the present time, those bodies, organizations, and persons we thought were part of “we the people” have, in reality, been something else. As we examine the past and today, it’s evident that much of what we thought was light has been, in fact, part of the darkness. Don’t you see it as well? The trust we invested in literally every aspect of the world structure around us has been compromised.
We’ve always been suspicious of politicians. That’s a given. One who actually does what he says is a rarity. Fine, but when law enforcement and our courts, when our hospitals and their employees, when the education system – when all these are rigged against truth and justice, the question must be asked: What in the world is going on?
My answer, as noted in the title of this article, is that Satan has been hard at work and done a magnificent job (in the evil sense) of corrupting… well, everything. And he’s done it in plain sight with very few people taking notice or trying to do anything about it. Obviously, the church should have been the societal and cultural watchman, but that hasn’t gone well. Families should have stood together for good moral values, but they’ve been fractured for a variety of reasons – not least of which is the lack of Biblical training that should have been the bedrock of their unity.
How has all this happened?
I have a theory.
One of the astounding aspects of the ministry of Jesus that we see in Scripture is how many demons He cast out of people, old and young:
“Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.”
“The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.”
“Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.”
“But Jesus rebuked him, saying, ‘Be quiet, and come out of him!’ And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him.”
“And as he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father.”
Day after day, Jesus cast out demons from among those who came to Him.
Have you ever wondered why they had so many demons back then, but we seemingly don’t today?
Of course, a major reason is that we’ve relegated demon possession to the realm of psychiatry and treated individuals with drugs rather than exploring the probable deeper cause of a person’s affliction and/or involving the church to deal with the spiritual root. This isn’t to say that because of sin in the world that there aren’t actual mental or physical conditions in people that are best treated with medication.
However, my bet is that there are a whole lot more people walking around who are demon-possessed than we can possibly imagine. If there were so many in Jesus’ day, do you really think there are fewer now?
Consider how since the 1960s, drug use has skyrocketed. I’m here to tell you that whether marijuana, psychedelics, or antidepressants such as Prozac – these pharmakeia open up demonic doors within a person. And now, marijuana is both legal and much more potent than in previous years. Add to this the downward spiral of morality into depravity. How many children are abused and trafficked in any number of ways? How many people approve of such deprivations?
Don’t we always say that there are two types of people in the world? Saved and not saved. Children of God and children of the devil.
If someone is not filled with the Holy Spirit, he’s an empty vessel. If he further opens a door and invites Satan in, how common might that be? I think that all we have to do is look around us. How many people fly off the handle in road rage? Worse, how many individuals are actually manifesting demons in their frenzy to kill babies in the womb? We see them on Libs of TikTok and on other social media every day.
Even Congressional representatives like Elizabeth Warren display their inner demons in their fury against the pro-life cause.
We know that Jesus said that true faith is rare in Matthew 7:13-14:
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
This means that the vast majority of people in this world belong to Satan.
Do you think the percentages in the heights of government service or at the headship of large corporations is any different? In fact, I’ve speculated in the past that probably most successful people – whether in government, Hollywood, sports, the corporate world, you name it – have gotten there and reached their exalted positions through compromise deals with the devil. Yes, there is the rare person of Christian integrity who rises to the top, but I’d bet most are in Satan’s hip pocket.
That being the case, it becomes clear that all the insidious events noted above, and more, are the result of a concerted demonic agenda that has been at work in the world and which has been concealed in plain sight. Most of us haven’t had a clue because we’ve been told not to give Satan glory.
Certainly, I’m not at all trying to do that. It’s just that in our naiveté, we’ve missed both the agenda and the opportunity. It’s the agenda that God has allowed which has brought us to this point at the very end of the Church Age. Since we in the church haven’t had eyes to see, many occasions we might have had to stand boldly for Jesus with His Gospel and halt this progression have passed us by.
All that’s transpired through the ages, bringing us to this desperate point where everything is self-destructing, is also that which has delivered us to the cusp of God’s wrath and judgment upon this unbelieving, demon-infested world.
The Bible tells us it will get worse before it gets better. In fact, the coming 7-year Tribulation will be filled with supernatural signs, wonders, and horrors. Satan with his minions had to be allowed to reach this point of infiltration of humanity so that when God acts, He will do so in justice.
Because God in His mercy wants none to perish, He has given to everyone alive past and present the opportunity to follow Him. Their choice not to has consequences. Our decision to trust and follow Him also has a consequence: The Lord will keep us from this awful hour of trial to come upon the entire earth.
Be alert. Be aware.
The time of Christ’s return for His children is very near.
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