2016 “Happy New Year”?
Individuals under the gracious hand of God may have one, a happy new year that is, both servants of God aware of the desperate state of our country, and those blissfully ignorant. But we are absolutely entering the most perilous time in our nations history. Elections will be held, decisions will be made, laws will be passed or rejected all based on the level of awareness and spiritual perception of the people and their leaders.
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2 Timothy 2:22-3:5, KJV)
I am asking each of us to check that list and then check our own hearts. Then repent, and ask for God's mercy. Then I am asking us to check that list, and pray for our churches. Then I am asking us to check that list and pray for our family, our nation and our world. The clarion call to America is to Wake Up! The clarion call to the church is to Wake Up! Satan is on the march, and we are in a situation where people are not just ignorant of his devices, but there are people making decisions and pulling strings on a global scale that are not ignorant, but in covenant with the serpent.
Forces of darkness are aligning on a global scale, and the prime target is America first, then Israel (Revelation 12:17). These forces are targeting true believing Christians first. They are killing them in the Middle East, and plan to silence them in America and the west via political correctness bans against “hate speech”, and “tolerance” which really means “tolerance for anything except Christianity and Biblical principles”. Then they will go after Israel.
Four things you will see in 2016:
- A more directed assault against the God given rights of freedom of speech, religion, and bearing of arms in the United States
- More martyrdom in the east, and more Islamic attacks in the US
- Increased judgment against our cultural and church apostasy (part of this judgement is 1 and 2 above):
“Destruction is certain for those who say that evil is good and good is evil; that dark is light and light is dark; that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20, NLT)
- If repentance is sincere: Revival in the churches, Awakening of unbelievers, and exposure of the forces of darkness (Job 12:22, 1 Corinthians 4:5)
So, a “Happy New Year” for me means “Awakening”!