What more could have been done for my vineyard (USA) than I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad? “Now I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge.” Isaiah 5:4-5 (NIV)
“Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He incited David against them, saying, ‘Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.'” 2 Samuel 24:1
“He will be a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.” Isaiah 28:6 (NIV)
I had a crazed raccoon come on my porch this week. He wasn’t foaming at the mouth but he also was not afraid of me. I tried to scare him away but he wouldn’t budge. I took a walking stick and convinced him he had to leave my porch. All the while I was leery of him charging me and so kept up my guard. Finally he slowly went off into the woods. I grabbed my 22 rifle and put him out of his misery.
What just happened there? Something came to my doorway that at first looked innocent. But the reactions and the choices of that raccoon told me that he had rabies. The alarm bells were going off in my mind, “This animal is dangerous to our outdoor cat and other animals.” Now if I had attempted to get in his space and he had headed off, scared and frightened by my actions like any healthy wild animal, I would have done nothing to him.
Consequently, we are living in a spiritual season where demonic forces are prowling around trying to destroy God’s people and the masses. We need to understand these are dangerous forces and not ignore the alarm bells going off.
When medical and governmental tyrants are forcing vaccinations on people saying that they will be fired while people who are getting the vaccine are dying, there is something demonic going on. When an election is stolen and everyone says let’s move on to 2022 and we’ll fix it then, but they ignore that the sitting pseudo President is not legitimate, there is something demonic going on. The rabid demons of tyranny are at the doors of our homes, churches, schools and nation, and we need to be alarmed.
The challenging part of this equation is when people see these symptoms but think everything is normal.
“You have seen many things, but have paid no attention; your ears are open, but you hear nothing.” Isaiah 42:20
Even in the Church, various leaders disagree with whether or not these are the symptoms of rabid tyrannical overreach or just normal government. Some simply quote Romans thirteen as our proper response. To solve this problem, we have to move beyond the surface and get to the root of what is going on.
When we realize God has allowed these rabid forces to usurp and threaten us, we can begin to respond in Spirit-directed warfare and seek His intervening mercy. We can’t just let rabid demonic forces go off into the forest of the world to deal with them later. They are infecting the whole world and we cannot ignore this. Proverbs chapter twenty-four makes this abundantly clear. “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?” Proverbs 24:11-12 (NIV)
To the point, here is a thought I had recently that will make many pastors’ head spin. The majority of Christian leaders do not realize that the zero-probability event of the election of Donald Trump came at the last possible moment of mercy for our wicked nation and world. We had been accelerating toward an anti-Christ system for a while and didn’t know how close we were to the point of no return. Without Donald Trump being elected in 2016, we would have never known how the whole entire elite structure of America has been eaten out with the canker worms and the termites of blind allegiance, globalism, and outright pagan lawlessness. We would have never known that there is a uniparty of democrats and RHINOS that will not abide by the votes cast of its citizens but who will enforce their socialism and globalism on the people whether they want it or not.
This was portrayed before our very eyes in the election of 2020, and people say, “Get over it.” No, we will not get over it. That is like sending a rabid animal back into the forest and hoping it will not infect any others. This attack against our nation is a spiritual revelation that needs to permeate all of our life. We need to pause and realize that the majority of Americans did not choose more abortion; they did not want to abandon Israel; they did not want open borders; and they did not want communism, Marxism, or socialism. And they did not want “wokeism.”
Unfortunately, this has been forced down our throat by an elite rabid cabal that decided to hijack the election and invite the mainstream media and BIG TECH to cue up their delicacies of lies to convince the uniformed American public that Donald Trump lost the election of 2020.
Eric Metaxas has an awesome quote. “People are so hide-bound by what they want to believe that they don’t want to look at the evidence.” The problem with most pastors in America is they don’t even want to pay attention to the evidence that our nation is under the control of Jezebel by a cabal. They just want to preach neutral sermons about love and forgiveness and unity. But they don’t understand that God sovereignly allowed evil to be portrayed before our very eyes to humble us in the dust. God allowed the rabid demons to attack our nation to see what we would do. Would we recognize this visitation of evil and make a stand at the gates of influence or would we passively allow them to roam our communities and hope they would not do more harm?
Regrettably, one of the reasons we got here was because of our weak Christianity that was being boiled along with our nation in the same cauldron of compromise and apathy. We also got here because we played games with Jezebel as believers and then repented on the weekends and hoped that we would be okay to do worship on Sunday morning.
Just as in David’s day, the compromise in God’s people has allowed this judgment to befall us. But yet in judgment there is revelation of truth and that truth is what makes us fight for our nation; fight for our city; and fight for our families.
The pastor that says, “no we’re not in a war as critical as Don Lamb is suggesting. This is just what happens. Kingdom’s come and kingdoms go and it’s time for America to go.” Is sadly blinded to the reality of what is going on. Their spiritual compass has a large iron ore object bending the needle toward “ease in Zion” and it is making their ministry ineffective in this critical hour.
God has allowed things to be portrayed in a dramatic way to illustrate the spiritual reality of what is going on for the souls of men. Satan comes along and he foists himself upon people. He is a tyrant. He demands blind allegiance. He deceives people into thinking that they can eat up the delicacies of fun and games and lies forever if they serve him. But he actually takes their soul and torments it and takes them to an everlasting ruin away from the Creator Redeemer.
So the battle that is portrayed before our very eyes for the soul of this nation is the battle that is for every soul. The anti-Christ spirit over America is tyrannical; it is lawless and it lies and deceives to enslave the masses. God on the other hand is righteous and holy abides by His own law of love and truth and has great mercy on us to deliver us from bondage.
I believe this is why God allowed great duress and everything to go sideways in America over the last twelve months to make us repent of our easy Christianity. He is calling us to take seriously the call that we have to go forward; to live in victory and to live in the power of the Holy Spirit.