Outraged At Wicked Men, Corruption, Lies, and Destructive Schemes
I recently received the following e-mail from Karen that sums up the way many are feeling today. She writes:
“Would you please present a radio show to encourage your listeners who are discouraged and made doubtful by rampant evil and the delayed rapture of the church?”
She continues, “The book The Late-Great Planet Earth was published decades ago. Keeping the faith becomes more challenging every day; we believers have pain in our necks from looking up. And for what? Will the Savior ever rescue us from this scary world gone Kafkaesque and looking like a Dali painting?”
There are over 365 verses in the Bible that tell us not to worry, not to be anxious, not to be fearful, and not to fret over evil men. But on many days, believers are so inundated with horrific headlines and predicted scenarios of doom and gloom that staying calm and praising the Lord is difficult, even knowing that the Bible says the last days will be perilous.
We Could Never Have Imagined…
Even though some reading this have been Bible students for fifty or sixty years or more, we never expected to see a time when the spirit of the Antichrist would be so prolific. We never thought we would see America decline and no longer be a superpower. We never thought the likes of George Soros, Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, Yuval Noah Harari, Barack Obama, and the Chinese Communist Party would be the puppet masters running America. Plus legions more wicked men and women scheming in dark, smoke-filled rooms.
We are reluctant observers of the fundamental transformation of America that Barack Obama promised in 2008. We just didn’t believe him. And it’s why I keep urging all believers to have an eternal perspective and to hold on loosely to this groaning planet. Once final day events are set in motion, as they obviously are, there is no going back to normal.
In August, we learned a lunacy bill was passed by Congress that was going to lower inflation. Actually, that was just a gimmick. It will do just the opposite. Monsters in the swamp of Washington, D.C., voted to allow the IRS to become the modern Gestapo. Because of his mental incapacity, Biden’s only role is to put his signature on legislation designed to make Americans suffer. But that signature allows the IRS to soon become larger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.
This allows these agents to further squeeze the middle class in America and further crush conservatives and Christians, as well as Christian organizations. These IRS agents will raise more than $200 billion in additional revenue for the federal government over the next few years.
If you’re like most righteous people, you’re fed up. You’re disgusted that evil always seems to win, that politicians speak nothing but lies, and that they seek the demise of anyone who disagrees with those on the Left. You wonder why God even allows the re-election of such serial liars.
Weary of Being Outraged!
We are just frankly weary of being outraged. We groan that those in power never let a good crisis go to waste. We wonder how an entire system, the media, has been persuaded to further the lies and further promote such a nonsensical agenda. We get frustrated that too many pulpits will not address vital issues that could at least wake up some Christians.
Politicians enter office as ordinary people but, in time, are worth tens of millions of dollars. Much of this wealth is from nefarious deals, and we are outraged. Today’s political players are nothing but a crime syndicate.
No, nothing in this world works very well, and that is by design. But don’t interpret that as evil winning. Evil people will someday soon stand at the Great White Throne Judgment, where they will account for every one of their deeds, their lies, their greed, their selfishness. They will receive unspeakable justice.
“It Is Finished”: The Beginning of the End
God didn’t ignore the evil that the Fall produced. When Jesus cried those anguished three words on the cross, “It is finished,” it signaled the beginning of the end. The power of sin and death, which so strangles the human soul, which ravages the planet, which obscures the glory and grandeur of our great God — this has been defeated and, like a helium balloon, is dying a slow death.
Evil, my friends, is not winning. The story of the Bible is that there is hope in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
God promises to rescue His Church just as He rescued the righteous at the Flood and at Sodom and Gomorrah. Some reading this will never die. Instead, they will be airlifted out of this broken world by the Bridegroom, who will rescue His Bride. And what lies ahead for His Church is glorious beyond words. What lies ahead for the wicked is unthinkable. In the end, they do not win!
Look Up and Not Around
I have said this for years—for decades. If we look around, we will be depressed. If we look up, we will have hope; we will be able to cope; we will have joy in the midst of earth’s sorrow.
For some reason, God has allowed YOU to understand the grand plan outlined in the Bible. Better days are ahead. Actually, glorious days are ahead.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 KJV – “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”