1 Thessalonians 5
The Day of the Lord
1Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. 2For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. 4But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; 5for you are all sons of light and sons of day We are not of night nor of darkness; 6so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. 7For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. 8But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. 9For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
Well, this is it. The time has arrived. Half of the world is willing to lay down their arms for the sake of peace even though it only takes less than 20 determined people to pull off an attack like 11 Sep 2001 when nearly 3000 people died. Given the current political climate, the next few years will be following the prophecy scriptures like regular clockwork.
(Gog and Magog) Putin has acquired a new dictator role in Russia. (Children of Essau) The enemies of the free world who operate under the banner of Islam are losing the war where we fight, but we aren't fighting everywhere they are. The free world's eyes (the main stream press) are closed to the extent of the dangers we are facing and the good we do around the world either as a nation or as a religion. The classic denial of truth is a faith (peace by peaceful means) being taught in our institutions of higher learning, and is the basis of rule for our own courts as well as the United Nations. World leaders and our own press are judging the righteous deeds of nations as evil and the evil as equivalent to the righteous. (Schools, courts, government) The Bible is being shunted out of every institution that was born on its precepts, even some churches. These same institutions see the faith of Christendom as something between comical and dangerous and equate it with that of the terrorists.'
When you marvel at the blindness of seemingly intelligent people, you have to believe it is the work of a supernatural hand.
Ephesians 4:18being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
There is no stupid, like the stupid of someone who does not want to know. I remember my own walk in that state of blindness. I remember, as if it were yesterday, the revelation when I accepted that I was the one covering my eyes. It requires several things going on at once for someone like this to begin to see.
1. They have to want to know.
2. They have to seek God.
3. They have to hear the Word of God.
4. They have to attribute the truth to its Source.
If any one of these things is not in place, they will not believe there is a God of the Bible or that anyone of the faith is enlightened or that the God of the Bible expects us to be proactive for national defense. For all the evidence, all the miracles, all the good that is accomplished because of the faith, they still will not receive the truth.
The princes of Arabia have poured finances into every educational institution that will accept them for the support of teaching students their extremist version of Islam. In that version the same things being taught to Palestinian, Iranian, Syrian, and Arabian public school students is being pushed into Western culture. The Iranians and the Syrians have sent real support (soldiers, money, cell phones, bomb belts, explosives, military arms etc.,) to the terrorists in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Israel, and Iraq.
I have linked videos of these schools in action. I have linked videos of their most popular leaders preaching hate and murder. I have linked websites of eye witness testimonies of their cultures at work in jihad. I have been kicked off of popular forums and chats for hate speech for linking these videos and websites to other participants. I have tried educating people concerning these real and present dangers and I am called the hate monger for my efforts. I have not cursed or condemned anyone, I have simply informed but to these folks, the truth is hate speech.
I have tried to educate by comparing the histories of Islam and Christianity. I have tried to educate about the history of Islam in relation to other belief systems. If education were the key to peace or at least acknowledgement of the facts, I could believe there might be a chance that education could induce peace. Even with people of my own culture I can't gain respect for at least evaluating the facts. So I cannot believe that another culture will suddenly give up their lifetime of training to hate in honor of a little education. Government efforts in this vein are too late and too little and entirely in vain.
Worst case scenario
John McCain will be the Republican nominee. Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. Hillary will have the support of the black vote, the Ron Paul Republicans, the environmentalists, the youth on the power of universal health care, and the rest of the anti-war groups. McCain will be supported by the die-hard Republicans, the moderates, and the elder voters, but the Libertarians and evangelicals will sit out the vote. The next president of the United States will be Mrs. Hillary Rodham-Clinton. Before she takes office, the war will get much worse very suddenly because the Islamo-fascists see her as a sign of America's weakness. She will weaken the war effort. She will weaken the U.S. military machine through non-support, military industrial complex reduction. Russia and the U.S. will enter into territorial/influential disputes leading to all out war. China, having held back until military reserves are exhausted in the U.S. and Russia will easily step into world economic/military domination. Islamic aggression will spread over the European Union until 3 nations fall to one charismatic Islamic leader. That leader will strike a peace treaty with Israel for 7 years and for 3 1/2 years there will seem to be peace until that same leader begins to claim deity status or allow claims of his deity status. Israel will rebuild the temple and begin making sacrifices to God. When the charismatic leader of the European Union takes a seat in the tent of meeting on the temple mount in Israel, he will claim to be God. He will shortly thereafter be killed by a mortal wound from an assassin and then will rise from the dead.
Best case scenario
Mitt Romney gets the nod, and Barack Obama has to face off with him. Romney wins on economy and security with Juliani as VP. The war effort is increased, the military industrial machine is maximized. China is faced with trade equivalency agreement. The war with Russia is hard but nuclear arms threat is averted. China facing economy struggles keeps to itself. The Islamic action in the European Union is averted through U.S. assistance for a while longer. Sorry Israel, the peace agreement is still a long way off. No temple yet.