There are many things going on today. 2020 has been one for the history book. America has always been divided. Race and religion has always been a hot button since the beginning. Why? Pride. We look to be better than the rest. The one who works the hardest. Be the one who knows the most. We want to be the center of the universe. If we are not able to accomplish this as a king, we look to the next best person to fulfill our dreams by servitude to that person.
I’ve probably been the outsider of outsiders. I won’t lie and say I have not dreamed of being bigger than life. I won’t say that being socially different is what I personally dreamed of as a child. As I excelled as a child above my peers in knowledge, I found shame in that I could no more acknowledge my knowledge without feeling the imposter syndrome set in. That as I wanted to belong I absorbed knowledge to belong and I found it to be vanity. No, I didn’t want to Lord over others with intellectual knowledge. Therefore I looked to become a fool to belong. This too I found to be burdensome. In trying to belong I separated myself from the truth I found within the knowledge that I found. All of this I suppose is to acknowledge that I have been blessed not to have one man’s point of view on the world. I’ve sat with sinners. I’ve sat with saints. I’ve heard the folly of those who try to make known things that don’t make sense because not all has been made known yet.
Before I disclose my outlook on what I’ve been seeing, I would say that no man knows how the end times will truly play out. Things we know…. Jesus returns as a thief in the night, the church has not been completely faithful to him (revelation 3) and not everyone who calls him lord will be saved from the hour of trial coming. As of right now we are seeing the signs of the end as the signs of the changing of seasons (Matthew 24). We know that the bible predicted that there would be a great deception that would fool even the elect ( those who are chosen by God). People will have a appearance of godliness but deny the power thereof. (2 Timothy 3).
Polarization. The USA today is polarized. Those who are of the left want to do one thing and the right want to do the opposite. We know our history. It’s dirty. For both unbelievers and those who claim Christ as the Jews claimed Abraham as their father. In the last days we know it will be like Sodom and Gomorrah. There was one man righteous in the city. Not 100. Not 50. Not 10. 1. Lot thereafter being drunken and sudduced by his own daughters was the only one saved from the fire with his daughters(Genesis 18, 19 Luke 17:28, 29) somewhere in the middle of this mess is the elect.
I fully believe Satan to be the best of liars. The grandmaster of it. He says to the the unbelievers, that God is not real. He plants bad seed with the good. He accuses the church of its weaknesses. He counterfeits faith with religion and cults. He sudduces people into destructive ungodly lifestyles. He spreads misinformation both to unbelievers and believers alike. If I were satan, I would pit the church against those in need of compassion by threatening their comfort they’ve enjoyed. I would pit the world against the church by accusing the church of its hypocrisy. In turn, pride on both sides would cause either not to admit that there is sin within and without the church. That ungodliness and denying the power of the cross and the blood of Christ has led to the detriment of America and the whole world.
Something to think on.