How ready for jail time are you?
How ready for jail time is your family?
How willing and how prepared to suffer serious persecution for the Word of God in a lawless culture are you, your family, your friends, and your local church?
How ready are you to lose friendships, connections, status, employment, employment opportunities, and material possessions for the sake of the whole, undiluted Gospel of Jesus Christ?
Thanks to the present persecution (and much worse to come), we may be about to find out.
And that’s a good thing, in truth. It’s a blessing, though we tend not to think of it that way.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
~ Jesus (the real One), in Matthew 5:10-12 (emphasis added)
After generations of a soft, phony, apathetic and disengaged “Christianity” dominating the American culture and paving the way for the tidal waves of evil that are now rolling over and reshaping the land, God is gracing His people with true, meaningful, and purifying persecution. (See: Limp Wristed Gospels Make Limp Wristed Cultures.)
While the many varied enemies of Christ intend this persecution for evil, God intends it and will therefore use it perfectly for the good of His people and the advance of His Kingdom (see: Corporate America’s Big Gay Push (Or: “Mark of the Beast” economics, here we come!) and Romans 8:28).
While an American culture presently dominated by advocates of everything from “legal” child sacrifice and “legal” blasphemy to “legal” “gay marriage” and “legal” religious pluralism is striving mightily to bring increasing pain and persecution to those who would dare stand upon God’s Word as the true and binding standard for law here (and everywhere else), we must see and appreciate our being placed by our Lord here and now as a great honor and opportunity to stand, by His grace, for His Truth in this critical moment. (See: Presuppositional Law: Where we begin with law determines where we end.)
The more flagrant advocates of evil will be accompanied and escorted, as always, by millions of professing Christians who in truth hate the thought of Christ ruling over them in detail as much as any transvestite prostitute or Planned Parenthood baby butcherer. (See: 5 Reasons Why American “Christians” Cheer the Persecution of American Christians.) We must lovingly and firmly confront and correct these people with the whole Gospel as well. Our presently disintegrating cultural condition will make these great and clear opportunities even more numerous and more stark as time goes on, and for that we should be thankful.
Now that the Corporate-owned Americas State is officially and quite openly committed to the serious persecution of those who stand upon the Law of God as the ultimate law of this (or any other) land in God’s creation, we are without excuse.
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The blinders are gone…or they should be.
We have no more even semi-semi-semi-credible reasons for denial or for pretending that things are just going to somehow work our in the end – that America will finally come around just because…you know…‘Merica!
We were never going to avoid this dark chapter as long as we insisted upon clinging to the profoundly delusional (and ultimately suicidally destructive) notion that “We the People” could be God in practice.
“We the People” cannot, it turns, out be God in practice…at least not anywhere in God’s creation, where His Word is the unbreakable, reality-defining truth for all that exist therein…including America.
If we insist upon our rule over the realm of law (or economics or government) as we see fit apart from His commands, we will get more of what we are have here now: Child sacrifice in the name of liberty, gay “marriage” in the name of freedom, and jailed Christians in the name of justice.
If we will not have Christ as King over us in practice, we will be given over to…well…what we have now, and the much worse that’s right around the corner.
So take heart, Christian.
Purifying persecution is here…right on time and just when we need it most.
Stand faithfully and joyfully upon the perfect Word of God, trusting in Him to perfectly handle every consequence of your obedience.
What the enemies of Christ the King intend for evil, He will use perfectly for His glory and to the benefit of His people.
At the end of the day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess to the majesty of Christ as King.
At the end of the day, every bit of territory now temporarily defiled by a defeated enemy will be reclaimed and restored under His perfect rule.
At the end of the day, victory is assured for His people in every realm of His creation…which, thankfully, includes His possession of America.
The Gaystapo isn’t coming…it’s here.
And with it comes incredible opportunity to faithfully proclaim, stand for, and advance the Kingdom of God, all by His grace, all for His glory, and all to our eternal benefit.
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