What Lens Are You Looking Through?
How do you see what’s happening in the U.S. and in the world today?
While most are looking to political solutions, the church should focus through the lens of God’s providential dealings with America in the Last-Days.
To reinforce that focus, this article addresses America’s current state of decline.
The Decline of America Happening Fast
God rules over all. He therefore sovereignly controls the birth, lifespan, and demise of every earthly nation including America.
From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
While it would be nice if the Bible clearly laid out the role of the United States in the last days, the silence of scripture on this subject may tell us more than we realize. America will no longer be a leader of nations, but a follower. End-time events do not include America as the great international heavyweight it was at the beginning of the twenty first century.
We are already starting to get a better sense of how rapidly the Biden administration is accelerating the decline of America in accordance with Bible prophecy!
I do not believe the U.S. will be a superpower any longer when the 7-year Tribulation begins. As a result, I am expecting the U.S.’s global power and influence to decline between now and the start of the Tribulation.
Although we are still early in how this administration will play out, it should be noted that the unprecedented upheaval during the chaotic demonstrations of 2020 have greatly affected the world’s view toward America. Additionally, the division and turmoil that erupted from the 2020 election fiasco increased the world’s concerns about America to the point where many have already begun to reevaluate the strength of America’s role going forward.
Biden’s order to hang the LGBTQI pride flag next to old glory at every US Embassy around the world has downgraded America’s testimony to a new low. Imagine all the diplomats that are daily visiting or passing by our embassy and staring at the pride flag next to the red, white, and blue. Incredibly sad!
America’s diplomats are being forced to oversee the spread of the LGBTQI agenda as a pillar of American foreign policy. Perception is everything and the perception of a weakened America plays into the hands of the enemy. While America was once known for her passion for souls and spreading the Gospel around the world, she’s now becoming recognized for spreading sin.
In Proverbs 14:34, we read,
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
The verse does not say that America’s past righteousness will exalt us today or tomorrow, nor does it say that our current sin will one day be a reproach in the distant future. It warns us that the sin of America is a reproach today!
The question on my mind for the past several years has been: “In the last days, will America face a gradual decline or a rapid decline?” We will see as time goes on but observing the unprecedented dispatch of Biden’s un-American and ungodly orders has caused me to think more about a rapid decline scenario.
A rapid decline in the U.S.’s power could cause global chaos, especially in the Middle East. A power vacuum in the Mideast created by a weakened U.S. would embolden the key anti-Israel forces of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah and other countries in a bid for regional supremacy. Israel could begin to face more testing and conflicts with its neighbors, as the U.S. may not be able to help (or willing to help) if Israel is under attack.
To prevent Iranian aggression against the Jewish State under Biden, and to thwart Iran’s capacity to achieve nuclear weapons we could see Israel make a surprise preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. This could occur at any time just as they took out the secret nuclear facilities of Iraq (Operation Babylon 1981) and Syria (Operation Outside the Box – 2007). Since Biden has come into office, Prime Minister Netanyahu has been upping the rhetoric about Israel’s willingness to go it alone and take-out Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
Israel’s decision for such a risky move may be determined by their national elections in a few weeks on March 23, 2021. If Benjamin Netanyahu remains in power, Iran will remain cautious. However, if Israel chooses a more liberal Prime Minister, along the lines of Biden, their window to hit Iran will likely close.
If a more liberal ruler comes into power in Israel simultaneously with a liberal U.S. president, the pace of events toward the start of the Tribulation period could dramatically increase. It’s not difficult to imagine a scenario where a liberal U.S. President together with a liberal Prime Minister of Israel would make it their priority to divide the Promised Land and require Israel to vacate the so-called West Bank (Judea and Samaria) for the State of Palestine.
With trillions of dollars wasted over COVID “relief packages” packed with pork, the U.S. national debt will swell this year to nearly $30 trillion. This year alone, the democrats will grow the U.S. budget deficit $3.8 trillion and put the government on a path to spend more money in one year than the previous 200+ years.
Biden and company are set to borrow more money over the next 12 months than the U.S. government borrowed to finance the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War together.
As the debt balloons to eye-popping amounts, it’s becoming easier to see how America could implode under the weight of its unsustainable national debt. A debt-crises scenario would also cripple America’s military capability causing America to passively resign its role as world policeman and signal the end of America as the world’s greatest superpower.
The United States would be forced to adopt a more likely posture of “falling in line” with other nations, not leading. With America sidelined, it leaves the door wide open for the coming beast empire and the rise of Antichrist.
If America continues to decline at its current pace, we could see other countries jump at the opportunity to become regional or global players. For instance, we could see conflict arising from Iran’s friends in North Korea and China with the power vacuum created by a weakened U.S.
Ultimately, I envision America in bad shape by the time of the start of the Tribulation and the rise of Antichrist. The sudden and mysterious removal of millions of Americans in the Rapture could certainly play a big role in contributing to America’s decline overnight just before the start of the Tribulation. With the restrainer removed (2 Thess. 2:7-8) and America removed, the pathway for the rise of the “man of sin” will be cleared (2 Thess. 3:3).
Keep in mind that I’m not a prophet so I don’t know what the exact timeline is as we approach the Tribulation. I believe a rapid decline in the U.S. gets us to the outcome of a weakened America far quicker than a gradual decline. We’ll see what happens, but I am becoming more confident that we have already entered the period of the rapid decline of our nation.
The church needs to discern that, in the sovereignty of God, the next four years could bring us right up to the door of the final 7 years! I’m not saying it will but I believe it is wise to anticipate it might!
For the most part, the church is asleep concerning the serious time of the hour. We need to be praying for the Body of Christ at large and for our local churches to wake-up and not be caught sleeping when the Lord returns.
Where are the preachers today who should be sounding the trumpet we have entered the danger zone? Remember, Jesus warned us this would happen! He said He will come in a time when the world will not anticipate His arrival or be ready!
It is the personal responsibility of every believer to not let that happen to yourself, your family, or your church and to remain on duty as a faithful watchman!
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
The level of injustice, hatred and corruption among the leadership that has risen up in America is a stench in the nostrils of God Almighty.
However the leaders didn’t get this way out of nowhere; they are merely a reflection of the level of injustice, hatred, and corruption among the people of this nation.
Telling honest, Christ-loving citizens, that being white and aligned with the former President makes you a terrorist and a threat to the nation is not the best approach to healing our country. Instead, it’s in line with the enemy’s path for widening our divide and it surely will not end well! But it might mean the Lord is coming soon!
So keep looking up because He is coming down and our best days are still ahead in the Father’s House with Jesus our Lord!
America’s path away from God is being paved by ungodly Biden fiats (executive orders). The ink flowing from his pen of iniquity is spewing out faster than superman’s speeding bullet! But they present such a tasty channel for pumping out immoral policy, in both our country and now even around the world, that the enemy has seized the opportunity for all its worth! Governing by executive order has spearheaded the ungodly agenda of this administration since day one when the new president signed his first 17 orders. Those first 17 daggers’ were so bazaar, so unnecessary and so immoral that is was like he was driving 17 spikes into the heart of our nation. Fearful of a Trump return in ’24 or even possibly loosing their majority in ’22, team Biden is putting the pedal to the medal to distance himself from God while recklessly driving America straight into the judgment of God! In the process, he is reaching new levels to promote all the things God hates (Romans 1:30)! So if someone ever asks you this about end-time prophecy, “where is America in the last-days,” point them to the first 100 days of the corrupt, depraved and shameless Biden scourge! “Claiming to be wise, they became fools!” Romans 1:22
Biden Funds Program To Block Foreign Religious Leaders Who Oppose LGBT Agenda
Biden’s executive orders are going to have far-reaching consequences on the relationship between America and the God of the Bible.
The United States is becoming, not so much a “beacon of freedom and democracy” as it is a cesspool, pushing the LGBTQI agenda and abortion on nations it considers less evolved.
It’s not so much a light for the Gospel to go to the nations as it is a banner of darkness. And the world sees what’s happening and is watching and wondering what has happened to America? This too will add weight to America’s judgment.
Obama was famously told to take his views and shove off by various African leaders, and now Biden, despite his advanced age, is pushing even further.
From Austin Ruse at C-Fam:
This week, President Biden signed an executive order that will promote homosexuality and transgenderism as a centerpiece of U.S. foreign policy.
The document directs “all U.S. government departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex persons around the world.” Intersex persons? In the process, he proudly added another initial (I) to the acronym for sin and confusion (LGBTQI)! I guess Joe must have thought that the intersex people didn’t have enough human rights! It’s sad and a bit pathetic that this president is more concerned about protecting the “Intersex people” than Christians. What a slap in the face! And what about the unborn, where’s their rights? The left continues to whitewash iniquity with fancy terms and abbreviations to hide their evil ways!
Of most concern to human rights advocates around the world is the provision of $10 million in the upcoming fiscal year to fund the “Global Equality Fund” that will allow the U.S. government to blacklist foreign religious leaders who speak out in favor of the natural family and against the LGBTQI ascendancy.
This new Executive Order is part of Biden’s payback to homosexual friends for their support of his candidacy.
In December, thirty wealthy left-wing groups, calling themselves the Council for Global Equality, issued a list of demands, including passage of the Equality Act that would force Christian homeless shelters to place men with women.
The group demanded that Biden strike down Mexico City Policy that forbids U.S. money from going to abortion-friendly groups overseas, which he did in the opening days of his presidency. The group also calls for a global effort to combat what they call “anti-gender” groups around the world.
This presumably would include American groups that work overseas, including C-Fam (publisher of the Friday Fax), Alliance Defending Freedom, Concerned Women for America, the Heritage Foundation, and other mainstream conservative and pro-life groups.
The proposed blacklist could affect people like Anne Kioko of Kenya, who has led the fight there in favor of the natural family. It could also affect Ignacio Arsuaga, founder and president of CitizenGo, a grassroots petition organization with millions of followers. Kioko and Arsuaga have worked closely with U.S. groups.
Christian advocates are additionally concerned that pushing the LGBTQI agenda in U.S. foreign policy will come at the expense of Christians.
President Obama, for instance, changed the State Department Office on Religious Freedom to include homosexual issues. Christians were pushed out of the office, and the annual religious persecution report came to include attacks on Christians and Jews who defend the natural family.
These are sad days watching the decline of our once great nation which now seems most interested in pushing the LGBTQI agenda down the throat of the rest of the world!
The question becomes, will there be a blacklist of Christian leaders who will be blocked from entering the United States? Will Biden push for more governments to allow boys into female sports? How far will he go to thank the homosexual elite for their money and votes during the last campaign?
Last but not least, how much of this will the Lord allow before He pulls the rug out from under America? Is there a date set for that catastrophe in the next 4 years?
Put another way, how long is it before the Rapture and we’re out of here? We’ll all find out together.
Even so come Lord Jesus!
1 Thess. 4:15-17
For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
BIDEN SAYS HE WILL REOPEN THE PALESTINIAN MISSION IN WASHINGTON, AND FULLY SUPPORT DIVIDING ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM TO CREATE THE TWO STATE SOLUTION. UNLIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP, BIDEN THINKS HE CAN TRUST THE PALESTINIANS.
Dividing The Land
President Joe Biden plans to reopen the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington DC that was wisely shuttered by the Trump administration as well as reinstate aid to the Palestinians, acting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Mills told the Security Council on Tuesday.
One reason why President Trump cut financial aid to the Palestinians was because those funds were being used by Hamas to fire rockets into Israel. But Joe Biden is obviously not bothered by the monies being used in that way and has agreed to reopen the Palestinian mission in Washington. Let the rockets fly!
Another reason President Trump cut financial aid to the Palestinians was because those funds were being used to reward families of terrorists who killed Jews! Will the Biden Administration even address this issue? Don’t hold your breath!
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CUT AID TO THE PALESTINIANS OVER ITS BOYCOTT OF THE U.S. AS WELL AS ITS SO-CALLED PAY-FOR-SLAY SCHEME.
In fact, the entire US aid package to the Palestinian Authority of $335 million a year during the Obama years barely covered the Palestinian budget for rewarding Palestinian families who had a son that murdered a Jew in Israel. Recently, the PA reaffirmed its commitment to it’s mass murderers by planting 35,000 olive trees in memory of all the murderers who they call “the martyrs.” Read more HERE
“Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.” Psalm 129:5
Will Israel finally be divided under the Biden-Harris administration? There’s a very good chance it could happen. But don’t lose heart, Israel must be divided and Israel must go through the Tribulation in order for God’s judgement to be fulfilled on His chosen people, to redeem them and restore them to the land.
These things are not negotiable. But woe be unto those who come against the Jewish people and who do these things, God will not hold them guiltless. After Pharaoh fulfilled God’s will with the Jewish people in Egypt, God drowned him and all his army in a watery grave at the scene of one of Israel’s great victories, the parting of the Red Sea.
To the Biden administration I say, be careful what you ask for, you just might get it during your term.
Senator Joe Biden Delivered Egyptian Disinformation to Israel Ahead of the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and Later Lied About It.
FROM BREITBART NEWS: In 1973, 30-year-old freshman senator Joe Biden made his first overseas trip to Egypt and Israel. This week, an Israeli historian revealed Biden had passed on disinformation to then-Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, telling her Egypt believed it would be impossible to go to war with Israel — contributing to an Israeli consensus that would end up costing the Jewish state dearly when its neighboring foe caught it unawares a little more than a month later and attacked.
DESPITE ISRAEL’S VICTORY IN THE YOM KIPPUR WAR, THE FACT THAT EGYPT CAUGHT IT BY SURPRISE IS STILL AN OPEN WOUND FOR THE COUNTRY.
Joe Biden met with mid-tier Egyptian officials in Cairo, the highest ranking of whom was the Minister of Propaganda. Hassanein Heikel, then-editor of the semi-official Al-Ahram daily and former minister of information, was also at the meeting, Yigal Kipnis told Israel’s Channel 12 news this week.
Later, the junior senator from Delaware would sit with Israel’s premier, a meeting he often recounts when speaking at Jewish or pro-Israel events, and tell her that the general consensus among the Egyptian officials he met with was that Israel’s military superiority made it all but impossible to consider the option of entering a conflict with it.
Kipnis stressed that it is unclear if Biden’s meeting and the subsequent misinformation he imparted to Meir, which is recorded in a document that was sent to Israel’s Washington envoy Simcha Dinitz, did anything to impact Israel’s existing consensus that war was not on the cards. ”Golda did not need Biden to think that the Egyptians would not go to war and that if they did then the result would be clear,” Kipnis told the Israeli network.
“THE EGYPTIANS USED BIDEN’S VISIT AS PART OF THEIR PLAN TO ‘LULL’ ISRAEL INTO THINKING THERE WAS NO CHANCE OF WAR,” THE REPORT SAID.
Kamala Harris says she and Joe Biden will restore funding to the Palestinian Authority and reopen the diplomatic office in Washington DC.