Are we truly watching a perfect storm of tyrannical darkness conquer the United States? Have we finally been defeated by the ever-patient, ever-evil, embedded communists, who've had their wicked designs on our nation for at least a hundred years? Is our culture so rotten to the core that it can never return to virtue and right? Are America's younger generations lost to Godless, communist indoctrination and ideology, which includes radical environmental lunacy and the eager embrace of militant homosexualism and the destruction of marriage and family? Is there no way to purge the systemic immorality and corruption that infects all our major institutions, our federal, state, and local governments, our schools, the media and entertainment industries and corporations? Is it even possible for this wayward nation to return to the founding principles and limitations on the central government outlined in the Constitution? Is tyranny inevitable?

Forgive my pessimism. I've been scolded for it by optimists who are certain the Lord will cause a massive Christian revival across the land, and also by those who believe that because there's a gun behind every blade of grass in the U.S., the commies will never be able to conquer us. Are these realistic positions? I've heard it said that if only the Jews had all been armed and had fought back when the Nazis came to their homes, then the Holocaust would have been stopped in its tracks. Is this true? If—for instance—Obama's "Civilian National Security Force" is sent out to round up those America-loving patriots whom Obama so despises, and those patriots attempt to resist the aggressors with deadly force, what will happen? Does anyone truly believe that in this age of advanced weaponry in the hands of the State, coupled with its mighty, militaristic police power, that we stand a chance against it?

What about a massive Christian revival? Looking to the Bible, what does the Lord do to people who forcefully reject Him and embrace sin? He gives them over to darkness. He turns His back on them, and they experience the consequences of their collective sins as a nation. Do the American people, as a whole, strike you as ripe for revival and a repentant return to the Lord? Does the sickly church in America today strike you as willing to be the salt and light needed to humble itself, pray, seek the Lord's face, turn from its wicked ways and appeal to God to hear from heaven, forgive our sin and heal this land?

We have enemies of the United States inhabiting the Executive branch of the federal government, and many enemy minions in place throughout the Legislative and Judicial branches, as well as the federal bureaucracies and the military. These people have orchestrated a near-perfect storm of freedom-robbing evil against our nation. While it did not begin with Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), it has certainly kicked into warp speed under his dictatorship.

These communists (for that's what they are) in the Obama administration and Congress have managed to neuter any political opposition. Whether the Republicans are in fear for their lives or the lives of their families, are being blackmailed for wrongdoing or are wickedly in agreement with the goals of the Obama administration, the result is the same: the agenda of the Obama Crime Syndicate is not being stopped, or even slowed down in any way. Christian conservatives and other patriots have watched in helpless horror and outrage as the Republicans have surrendered their lawful power to this Godless, America-hating, lying reprobate in the White House.

We are watching, as in a surreal nightmare, the federal takeover of major parts of our nation, including our healthcare and health insurance systems and the Internet. They're trying to take over state and local police. We're watching these Marxist loons aggressively facilitate the invasion of the United States by Third-World illegal aliens from Central and South America as well as Muslim "refugees" from the Middle East and Africa (but not Christian refugees from those same places). We're watching these destructors crush our energy production capabilities, destroying power plants, commandeering water supplies, and aggressively eroding private property rights. They're cramming through the United Nations' communistic, anti-freedom, environmental extremist policies. They're forcing the corrosive and tyrannical agenda of the homosexual/"transgender" movement with all the immoral filth it entails. They're viciously attacking Christian freedom. They're destroying our military. They're funding, arming and enabling our criminally insane Muslim enemies while spitting in the face of our dearest allies. They're burying America under a ticking time bomb mountain of debt that is destroying our fiat currency.

All these things and more are enough to make the strongest of patriot hearts falter, not from lack of resolve, but lack of hope that we can stop or reverse the evil that has our nation in a choke-hold. It's also enough to make us despair, which drives me back to the only source of comfort, peace, sanity, truth and reason, which is the Word of God found in the Bible. None of what we're seeing is anything except what Jesus warned would come to pass as this world draws to a close. The ratcheting up of evil, sin and lawlessness is glaring today in the United States (the last light of freedom in the world), and it's what He said would be. We don't know how close we are to Christ's return, but He told us of the signs that would precede His return, and we're seeing those things begin in earnest. We can also look to the Lord's further revelations to Daniel, John and other biblical prophets to know that the time is growing short.

This should be encouraging, but I admit it also fills me with dread. While I long for Jesus to return, I dread the interim, because I know that evil is destined to prevail in the worst unimaginable way, unlike any badness ever seen before in human history. While no one wants to die, who wants to be alive when Satan finally possesses the man—Antichrist—who will rule globally the last few years of the world, in a time of worldwide, supernatural horror? Jesus says those days will be so horrific that no one would survive them, except that God is going to shorten those days for the sake of the elect (Christians) who remain alive then.

Regardless, those of us who are Christians—who know that the only way to salvation, to the one true God, is through His Son Jesus—have all the hope in the world, and everything for which to be thankful. But, if that's not where you are today, I would implore you to consider eternity. Do you know what would happen to you if you died today without having given your life to the One Who gave His for you? If not, please get a Bible and read it, seeking to know the truth, and you will find it. All the rotten evil in this current time will pale in comparison to an eternity apart from God.

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