Skip to comments.This Is Their Hour And The Power Of Darkness
Posted on 08/13/2012 7:15:29 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles
Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.(Luke 22:53)
The ordeal of our Saviour in his trial and crucifixion are recapitulated in last days of this present evil age.It seemed as though evil had triumphed and with impunity was boasting in the defeat of all goodness.Where was God when corrupt high priests and scribes falsely accused Jesus and brutally abused him?
This is the situation we face today. It seems that evil and vice have prevailed, and that no good deed goes unpunished. Evil parades itself, it taunts the righteous, gloating in its apparent victory over all that was at one time considered good and decent.
For example, there has never been a better time to be a Mohammedan.The followers of the depraved brigand seem to be advancing every single day into the former christian world. Even after 9-11 and the 12,000 atrocities since then, visited upon the west in the name of Allah, Islam has not had to answer for its murderous legacy, due to a perfect storm of circumstances.
It so happens that the West is in a state of civilisational paralysis, having forsaken the cultus part of its culture, ie christianity. The intellectual elites over the last century have led in a rebellion against the religion that made the Judeo Christian West, the greatest civilization in history.
We dont have the will to absolutely and resolutely defend our own civilization, having bought into the philosophy of atheists and degenerates. Liberty and the rule of law were ideals that western people would die on the battlefield to defend, or even to liberate others to enjoy. We were not all christians , of course, but we operated out of a Judeo Christian ethos,willing to sacrifice blood and treasure to save others. But who would want to shed one drop of blood for the obvious lie that is multi culturalism? Who would die so that homosexuality could be freely expressed anywhere in the world? Why would we fight to defend the gains of the disaster that was the sexual revolution?
Every where in Europe and America our secular elite leadership so despise our own civilization, that they promote and exalt anything, even murderous and barbaric Islam, rather than our Judeo Christian culture that has brought such light and benefit to so many. Through Immigration and abortion and birth control, they seem to be trying to neutralize and cancel out the civilization that once was. Truly the Psalmist is right,the Kings of the earth and their rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Messiah!.
The Muslim world is licking their chops, this is their time,seemingly. Like an opportunistic disease, they feed on the decaying body politic of the west, and make gains un-thought of in the long 1400 year struggle against the christian world.If their was a Charles Martel or a Jan Sobieski, the U.N. would immediately move to castrate and hogtie them perhaps even bringing charges against them for hurting Muslim feelings.
Furthermore there has never been a better time to be a Sodomite. From being universally reviled for their utterly degrading and unhealthy practices, Sodomites are the current civil Rights victims of the post christian and post modern world. Now they are regarded as good and those who hold to the long-established and immensely succesful institution oo marriage are regarded as evil. The inversion of values that Isaiah once warned us is upon us, for,b> woe to those who call good evil and evil good!
This inversion has come about because of a confluence of forces, television, the inability of the west to combat pornography, the departure from faith, false guilt about Civil Rights and confusion and disenfranchisement of the former social order.Also a very sophisticated marketing of evil, which has taken on the challenge of making the repulsive and unhealthy, seem good and wholesome!
It seems now that everywhere we turn those who sigh and cry for the abominations done in the land have to see up close and personal, the seeming victory of the Sodomite. The ultimate punch in the gut is the desecration of the U.S. military by homosexuals. We now must undergo the media celebration of the first openly homosexual(I refuse to use the word gay for that is a lie!) Army General, a lesbian.
The US military has always been fastidiously apolitical, being the army of a democratic Republic, an army of we the people. There were regulations against soldiers wearing the uniform in the service of any political or factional event.However those regulations were waived so that Homosexuals could wear the uniform to gay pride events!
These advances have been rapid and demoralizing for those who love Judeo Christian America, Britain and Europe.There are many who are succumbing to the pressure to acquiesce to evil, not necessarily in deed, but in word. Islam and homosexuality are two of the new sanctities that we are supposed to agree to, if not out right praise.
It is one thing to be lied to constantly, but we are beyond that. Now the pressure is on to repeat these lies, or at least outwardly to agree with them, (to the loss of our soul). We must remember in this dark time of the apparent triumph of evil, the words of Jesus, when he looked evil in the face and proclaimed the sovereignty of the Holy God,
This is your hour . It is given by God to the beast to make war with the saints and even overcome them , but only for a brief and set time of testing. God is allowing evil to parade in all of its naked deformity to give all men a clear choice, before the final judgment falls.
and the power of darkness . Darkness is not mere ignorance, rather it is the refusal to see and enter into the light. People want this, they have insisted upon it, therefore for a brief moment, they are allowed to build their Utopia. But the Judge of all of the earth is taking names and preparing to come in Holy vengeance.
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.( 2 Thess 1:7-9)
God delights in hiding his glory and power in apparent weakness remember David, the littlest one of Jesse? Remember the capture of the Ark of God by Pagans? How could Philistines be allowed to handle the earthly throne of the LORD and not die instantly, as Uzzah? Remember the cross of Jesus? It seemed then also that all that is Holy,good and decent had been profaned and trampled underfoot, but ,b>weeping may endure for the night, but in the morning, shouts of Joy! Maranatha!
You’ve nailed it, Pastor Bill.
I, too, keep shouting this from the rooftops. The Lord’s judgment is come and will not be denied.
I read the Book. I know how it ends. The Lord wins and those who love and serve Him, participate in the victory.
Thank you for this post.
We are a people under siege.
All that is evil is praised and all good has been either perverted or condemned.
We brothers and sisters in Christ must remain firm in the faith.
Our eternity with the Lord awaits.
Thanks for posting.
The persecutions have begun, but I turn to the Bible and Revelation at such times. The evil will pay a large price. They live in darkness and would be the first to worship the beast. I believe the Lord is giving us a glimpse of what the world will look like once we are gone.
All this must come to pass before His coming. Pray we leave soon.
Revelation 19: 11-21
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Thank you for this post.
Would you please add me to any ping list you might have?
God bless and again thankyou for the post.
I am afraid I am a little unsure how to do a ping list, what do I do?
I'd guess it might be done by having a list of folks (ie: mitch5501;whosoever;fredbloggs;yadda yadda;etc;etc;you get the picture)on your homepage that you would simply copy and paste into the 'To:' window whenever you posted something you wanted to ping them all to.
I'm sure there would be many who would appreciate being pinged to your posts.
God bless and go for it.
Guess that America has been blessed with the rule of law and prosperity for so long that we can not recognize the collapse all around us.
We forget that in ages past Christians suffered martyrdom and persecution. It is the norm for believers in many nations to this day.
We may be approaching a new dark age not only of economic hardship, but massive condoned, demonically inspired persecution.