Sunday, September 27, 2020

How Dark Is It?

Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.  And at that time many will fall away and will deliver up one another and hate one another.  “And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many.  And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved” (Matthew 29:9-14).


The above passage is referring to the time of the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24 & 25).  However, do you see any similarities in Jesus’ prophecy about the end times with what is happening here in the United States?


Unless you live completely off the grid and have no access to the outside world, you have seen, over the past 6-7 months, our world, our planet, our society plunge further and further into a dark, sin-filled abyss, more so than ever before in our lifetime.  Common sense, critical thinking, and open dialog between opposing views, have all be replaced with lies, anger, violence, and lawlessness that only continues to escalate.


Here in the United States, there is chaos from coast to coast.  Anarchy has become so commonplace, in certain cities, that very few of the news media outlets even cover it, or if they do, it is with such a heavy pro-liberal, anti-conservative, anti-Christian bias, that the truth gets buried under tons of political correctness and “wokeness.”  The truth and the facts, no matter how evident or glaringly obvious, are ignored in order to push an ideological narrative which, while portrayed as “the moral high ground,” is nothing short of evil and destructive, all for only one purpose:  power. 


It has been said, “Power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  Those who are attempting to destroy our current system of government do not care about anyone but themselves.  They are only interested in using the election processes in place to, quite literally, overthrow the Constitutional Republic known as the United States of America.  The anarchists, and those who are funding them (multi-billionaires and millionaires) are only interested in the overthrow of the USA so that they can control one of the most powerful nations on the planet.  There is no philanthropic purpose; there is no desire to lift the poor out of poverty; there is no interest in equality for all people of all nationalities.  There is only an insatiable lust to control the money, military, resources and those who cannot defend themselves.


For those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior, we must remember Who is in control, even though things may appear differently for the moment.  God Almighty is still on His throne and no one, no one, least of all any power-hungry human being, is going to knock Him off His throne.  Those who seek to perpetuate evil will be brought to justice, if not in this age, in the one to come: 

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:7).



My fellow believers, remember that contrary to the false gospels being sold today, Jesus did not come to unify.  He came to divide.  Those who believe in Him and those who reject Him have always been at odds. During our current political upheaval, that division will be even more pronounced and noticeable:  

Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. “They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law” (Luke 12:51-53).  


Not just family members will be divided when it comes to believing in Jesus as the one and only Messiah.  Friends, co-workers and strangers will disagree, sometimes respectfully, sometimes violently.  As believers, we should not be surprised.


Keep watching for Him who promised to return for his Bride, the Church:

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep.  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfortone another with these words.” (1 Thes. 4:13-18).



May the Lord bless you and keep you and continue to provide for all your needs.


By His Grace,

Gary T. Dromi, Ph.D., D.Min.