This morning, July 14 2016, I received the following word:
“Many in this nation are angry. This anger is not new. It has been building for some time. The questions that must be asked with regards to this anger are, “Why are they angry?” “Who is the object of their anger?” and “What is the proposed solution to satisfy that anger?”
Many discern that changes are taking place in our nation. There is a sense of uneasiness surrounding the word (change) itself and that sense is multiplied as it is mingled with uncertainly and confusion. It’s as though the weatherman announced, “There is a storm coming soon,” yet failed to state when “soon” is. Furthermore they fail to mention the direction from which it will come, and how those hearing this news should prepare in order to be ready. Yet even with the lack of information, self-declared “storm chasers” ramp up and head out. They travel in all directions looking for a sign. At the very first cloud they encounter they clock on and follow assuming that it is sure to develop into the storm they are certain is coming.
This is the kind of madness that describes the anger, which is flaring up in many. There is a rising sense of outrage, but without understanding its’ source those who are effected are quick to jump on a bandwagon. No one wants to be a “rebel without a cause,” so they are quick to latch on to the first explanation that presents itself. The “why” becomes the fuel that keeps the anger flowing. The word “injustice” describes their general sense that they have somehow been slighted. The question that is the object of their anger meets an equally muddled response as they are certain someone is to blame and whoever that someone is, they must pay.
It is insanity, but it is not so chaotic as it appears. There are forces, who prefer to remain unseen, who are glad to answer the questions of why and who. They wield the mob like a chopping maul and once the maul is wedged in they come in behind it like a sledgehammer to split, and split they do. They will not be satisfied until the nation is completely split into factions. These unseen forces know all too well the principle that a house divided will not stand. Division is their goal and its conclusion is tremendous bloodshed and ultimately the collapse of this once great nation.
The puppets and their unseen handlers share a common vision of revolution and civil war. While the puppets think they understand the ramifications of this goal, they do not. Like in all other aspects of these questions and their answers, they are deceived. When what they think they want becomes a reality, they will realize how misguided they were all along. Only at this point it will be too late to turn back. So as what remains of their consciences rages within, they will defy the last measure of prudent reason to execute their plans.
Division at this scale has not been seen in this nation for nearly two centuries and while the previous conflict had relatively well defined geographical and ideological lines, the battle lines of this war appear more like a shattered mirror. However, the confusion of the battle lines will not curb the bloodshed that will accompany it. This will be the bloodiest and most horrific war that this nation has seen to date. Neighbor will fight neighbor and where there is no strong unity there will be a deep chasm of division.
Like smoke and mirrors, the true enemy will disguise himself behind the tools of his bloody warfare. Most will not spot his nearly unseen hand at work. A key part of his strategy is never being spotted.
Yet among the division there will be one name that unites. Those who put their trust in this name will stand in solidarity. While violence rages from sea to shining sea, there will be peace among them. Some among these will be caught in the crossfire, but no amount of adversity will shake them from their steadfast position. No amount of violence will keep them from seeking and proclaiming peace.
What is the name that unites them? It is the name of Jesus. His name and His countenance will be lifted as a banner among them. It is the banner of love and although the enemy will rage against it, he will not tear it down. Although he will continue to sow seeds of division among them, they will not take root. In fact, the greater the division in the world, the greater the solidarity of their stance. In a time where mankind is diminished, these will be multiplied.
Like those seeking relief from the sun on a brutally hot day, the church will stand like the only tree in a vast and arid desert. Many will retreat from the relentless heat to find shelter beneath its branches. More importantly, they will discover the root which allows the tree to flourish even as everything around it withers and dies.
Then they too will be grafted in.
Author: Mitch Salmon
Mitch Salmon is a follower of Jesus Christ and proclaimer of the Good News – The Gospel of Christ Jesus!
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