Movement Into Madness
Perhaps what we are witnessing today in the insanity going on around us can be encapsulated within two verses –a prophecy given to the Apostle Paul to forewarn this generation.
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Tim 3:12-13).
And it is the great apostle who was given by the Holy Spirit to let us know the causes and effects of the evil deception.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1: 28-32).
The old saying “what goes around comes around” is certainly true, and especially in terms of fallen humanity’s prophetic trek across linear time. The antediluvian evil and wickedness Paul delineates is mirrored precisely in this generation upon Planet Earth. We are enduring madness wrought by mankind’s turning its back to God and determining to do what is right in the fallen ones’ own mind. – Or I should say more accurately, what is right in the eyes of their father, the devil.
For all who are not in Christ are fallen through Lucifer, their progenitor in that sense, who introduced sin into the human bloodstream. It is that venom that has the vast majority of mankind infected and affected by the reprobate mind –upside-down thinking that is opposite the Redeemed mind that produces Righteous acts. –Righteousness found only in the Lord Jesus Christ, who takes away the sin of the world.
In thinking on the things ripping at the very fabric of civilization and the root causes, two quite timely articles came before me. The first gets more into the causes, and the second, into the effects. Here are excerpts of each.
Discussions on collapse often turn to signs and signals – The economy, politics, and social tensions have become increasingly unstable for many years now, and much like adding more and more weight to a man standing on a frozen lake, eventually the ice is going to break. The question is, how do we know when that moment will be?
As cultural systems begin to dissolve due to political clashes and economic decline, the real evil tends to slither out of the woodwork. It happens slowly at first, then all at once. A sure sign of accelerating collapse is the growing prevalence of psychopaths and psychopathic behavior in the open.
The US appears to have entered the middle stages of such a collapse, with many sociopaths and psychopaths beginning to feel that they might be able to act out their worst impulses without consequences. They are beginning to test the waters to see what they can get away with… [Source: Increasing Psychopathic Behavior Is a Sign That Society Is on the Verge of Breaking Down, ZeroHedge, BY TYLER DURDEN, TUESDAY, JAN 16, 2024]
When people have a distorted moral value system, that distortion applies to just about every issue. Just as a broken compass will almost always point in the wrong direction, a broken moral compass will do the same. However, to be more precise, people who say “men give birth” and who side with Hamas, i.e., progressives and leftists — liberals don’t believe men give birth or side with Hamas — do not merely have a broken moral compass. They have a moral compass that works in the way progressives and leftists have configured it: North always points south, and East always points west.
Some examples of how the progressive compass works:
—Women who object to men who say they are women competing in women’s sports — even in weightlifting — are haters and bigots (“transphobes”). The men who compete against them are heroes.
—Adults who object to schools’ sponsoring drag queen performances for 6-year-olds are haters and bigots (“transphobes”). The teachers who take children to drag queen events are progressive, compassionate, and open-minded.
—If a 9-year-old girl says she is a boy, the only therapists she is allowed to see are those who engage in “gender affirmation,” which is, of course, a left-wing Orwellian term. The one thing these therapists do not do is affirm the actual gender of the child.
—All-black dorms on college campuses are anti-racist. Objecting to racially segregated dorms is racist.
—Those who want to build walls or fences to prevent millions of people from illegally entering the country are xenophobic. Those who oppose building such barriers and declare their cities “sanctuary cities” are humanitarians.
—Demanding that citizens show a voter ID before being allowed to vote — the norm in virtually every democracy in the world — constitutes “voter suppression.”
–If we have fewer police officers, we will have safer cities.
—Marriage is a product of patriarchal misogyny. It wasn’t created to protect and honor women but to exploit them. Anyway, a woman needs a man as much as a fish needs a bicycle.
—Scientists who express skepticism about catastrophic man-made global warming are science deniers.
These are some of the morally and factually perverse positions of the left. Just about every individual who holds these positions also holds the morally perverse position that Israel is the villain and Hamas and its Palestinian supporters are the moral party. [Source: If you say “men give birth,” we all know your position on Hamas, by Dennis Prager, Jewish World Review, Rapture Ready News, January 18, 2024]
We are witnessing the prophesied movement into madness. It is increasingly clear to those who view Bible prophecy in its stage-setting as God’s Word plainly presents it –from the preTrib View—that the reprobate mind , as in antediluvian times reported by Paul, is now manifesting as in the days of Noah. Jesus said that when this point is reached –like it was in the days of Noah—He would again Intervene catastrophically into the evil and wicked affairs of mankind.
That Intervention will come instantaneously (in the twinkling of an eye). It will be the Rapture of all whom God Considers Righteous. Here is how to make sure you possess that Righteousness, thus will hear Christ’s Call in the Rapture and will go to Him and to safety from God’s Wrath that will be poured upon the anti-God rebels on earth.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
In regard to its policy on Israel, the Biden administration is skating on thin ice. In the natural realm, this represents danger and death. If Israel remains God’s chosen people to whom He gave the Land of Israel, and they are, then the current position of the U.S. government is foolhardy at best.
Let’s begin by examining what President Biden and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken bring to the table. They claim that the only path to peace is the establishment of a Palestinian State, which would divide both the Land and Jerusalem. Even worse, they are attempting to force Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to accept their solution.
In an article on her website, Caroline Glick wrote, “The Biden administration showed its hand on Tuesday when U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken gave Israel an ultimatum to support Palestinian statehood or risk demonization by the administration.”
This is blackmail; it’s the U.S. seeking to impose its will in defiance of Israel’s elected leader. This strong-armed approach displays a total lack of concern for its people.
The January 22, 2024, Harbinger’s Daily update on Israel’s ongoing war contains quotes from the Israeli Prime Minister stating his total disagreement with the Biden administration. He recently rejected the U.S. President’s solution of a non-militarized Palestinian state. In doing so, he said, “I will not compromise on full Israeli security control of all territory west of the Jordan River.”
When one considers the position of the Palestinians, one has to wonder if the Biden administration is naïve or purposely seeking to place the continued existence of Israel in jeopardy.
Poll after poll reveals that the Palestinians do not favor a two-state solution. The chants of “from the river to the sea,” which we hear in demonstrations across the world, show their true intent: the total abolition of Israel.
The January 22, 2024, Harbinger’s Daily Update quoted Khaled Mashal, a Hamas spokesman, as stating that their goal is the “elimination” of the nation of Israel.
Is Biden really so ignorant of their demands as to suppose that giving the Palestinians part of the Land will soothe their murderous hatred of Israel and result in peace? Are those seeking a two-state solution genuinely naïve as to think this is the path to peace when those attacking Israel make it abundantly clear that they seek to wipe Israel off the map? It’s doubtful.
Defiance of God
Even though the nation of Israel is far from a godly entity at the moment, the Land belongs to God, and He has deeded it to the descendants of Jacob. Although the peaceful enjoyment of the Land has always depended upon the faithfulness of the people, the Lord gave it to them as an “everlasting covenant” (Psalm 105:7-11). Additionally, Scripture makes it clear that He forbids any dividing of the Land, which the world now proposes as the sole path to peace.
This is just the beginning of the world’s obsession with Jerusalem and the Land of Israel (see Zechariah 12:1-4). In Joel 3:1-3, the Lord refers to the efforts of the nations to divide up His Land as a reason for His judgment of them in the final climatic battle, which is likely His destruction of the world’s armies at His Second Coming. God will severely judge those who seek to divide His Land.
The Lord has already shown His displeasure with the efforts of America’s presidents to pressure Israel into giving up land in exchange for peace. I have read several correlations between natural disasters striking the U.S. as the result of the U.S. seeking to make such deals between Israel and her enemies.
One website lists over a dozen occurrences of God displaying His displeasure at the attempts of the American government to facilitate deals that would divide up the Land of Israel. In each of the instances, calamities struck somewhere in the U.S. Some claim that these are merely “coincidences,” but it has happened far too many times for it not to be a warning from the Lord.
That’s why I say the Biden administration is skating on remarkably thin ice with its devious support of solutions that would endanger the welfare of the people of Israel.
I don’t know when the ice will break for the Biden administration or for other nations seeking to enforce the two-state solution upon Israel, but the Bible warns that it most certainly will not end well for them.
The world’s mindset in regard to Israel signifies the nearness of the seven-year Tribulation, the time of “Jacob’s trouble.” Although the growing betrayal of Israel on the part of America and other nations troubles us, the Bible stated long ago that this would happen in the last days. It’s a part of God’s plan to bring His people to faith in the true Messiah before He returns to establish His rule in Zion.
For us, the world’s increased focus on Israel signals our soon departure from the world.