None Are So Blind – Jonathan Brentner - https://www.jonathanbrentner.com/https/jonathan-brentner-g8fgsquarespacecom/config/2020/12/28/none-are-so-blind
There’s an ancient saying that dates back to 1546 when John Heywood said, "There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.”
Sadly, this quote aptly describes the majority of pastors today in the United States, even many of those who preach in churches whose statements of faith affirm beliefs in the inerrancy of Scripture.
With a strictly earthbound vision for the future that pushes the Lord’s return to a far distant time, these leaders tell us that the turmoil of our present day is part of a reoccurring cycle of history and that life will return to normal after the current crisis passes.
However, not everyone agrees.
David Horowitz, despite his atheism, wrote a book warning of the severe persecution coming to Bible-believing Christians in America (Dark Agenda). Peter Koenig, a geopolitical analyst, lecturer, and previous Senior Economist with the World Health Organization, constantly warns people of the threat posed by The Great Reset championed by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and of the dangers posed by ID2020 and COVID-19 vaccines, although to my knowledge he is not a follower of Jesus.
Why do Horowitz and Koenig clearly see the perils ahead for us that so many pastors refuse to acknowledge? Although these and other secular writers do not believe the Bible, they warn of a future that’s remarkably similar to what we read about in the book of Revelation and in other prophetic texts.
Here are just a few bright red warning lights that should wake up all those in Christ to the approaching tribulation as well as to the nearness of the rapture that occurs before it.
THE GREAT WICKEDNESS IN AMERICA
This is what I wrote in a previous post, Not Now, I Have My Life to Live, regarding the fact that from a human perspective, the Lord’s judgment of America is long, long overdue.
Does not the ongoing horror of abortion that has led to the merciless slaughter of countless millions of innocent lives tell us that God’s judgment must be right at the door? Not only have our elected leaders refused to outlaw this murderous and horrific practice, but they also stand by as Planned Parenthood butchers babies and sells their body parts to the highest bidder. Abortion is an abomination that will most certainly bring the Lord’s wrath upon America at some point, count on it.
The Lord hears each and every muffled scream of tiny boys and girls as evil men and women poison them or rip their precious bodies apart inside their mother’s womb. He sees the anguished looks on the faces of young girls and boys caught up in the horrors of sex trafficking.
Are we so naïve as to assume the Lord will not judge the U.S. and world for these abominations that so deeply grieve Him? Are we so foolish as to think that Psalm 94 refers only to the distant past without prophetic significance for the day in which we find ourselves?
In 2012, Billy Graham quoted his wife Ruth as saying, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” The wickedness to which she referred has grown exponentially since she spoke those words sometime before her death in 2007.
I am not a prophet, but I know God’s wrath will fall upon the U.S. in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps we already see its beginnings in the divisions and turmoil that characterize life here on America.
THE RAPID MOVE TOWARD MARXISM VIA THE GREAT RESET
In many of my recent articles, I describe the dangers posed by World Economic Forum (WEF) and the ominous Great Reset, which they promote. I often quote Peter Koenig who amazingly refers to the coming world government as the “beast” apart from any reference to Daniel or the book of Revelation.
The WEF makes no effort to hide the communist agenda behind its push for The Great Reset, which is nothing less than a radical transformation of life on planet earth that will enslave all alive at the time.
According to James Delingpole of Breitbart News, “COVID-19 has provided the perfect pretext” to usher in “a globalist takeover” of virtually every aspect of human life. “Put simply,” he continues, The Great Reset “is the blueprint for a complete transformation of the world economy. There will be no money, no private property, no democracy. Instead, every key decision — what you do for a living, how much stuff you consume, whether you can take a vacation — will [be] decided for you by a remote, unaccountable elite of ‘experts.’”[ii]
Why is it that so many pastors and believers fail to see the dangers behind what they read in the news or recognize the uncanny resemblance of what they hear to what John wrote about in the book of Revelation?
THE DIRE THREAT POSED BY A BIDEN PRESIDENCY
The Great Reset is so much more than the utopian dream of unrealistic globalists. It’s the fervent desire of the “deep state” in America and is something that both the Democrat and Republican establishments greatly desire. President Donald Trump stands virtually alone in his opposition to the Marxist agenda of the globalist elite (AKA deep state) in the U.S. Most Republicans in the Congress and Senate have already abandoned the President and his efforts to expose the great fraud so apparent in the November 3 election.
Kerry, whom Biden named as his special presidential envoy for climate, recently affirmed Biden’s allegiance to the Marxist agenda of the WEF. He assured the elites of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that a Joe Biden presidency would quickly advance the globalist “Great Reset” agenda “with greater speed and greater intensity than many might imagine.”[ii]
It’s also clear that a President Biden (or Harris) will not tolerate any hint of dissent to their rabid support for abortion and the LBGTQ agenda. Their previous statements and appointments confirm this as does the advice that many in Congress have already given to them.
Under a Biden/Harris administration, any church that hopes to exist in its current form in the year 2025 (the end of their term) will only do so by agreeing the with the radical agenda of the Democrats regarding transgenderism for children, homosexuality, pedophilia, and abortion up to the moment of birth.
THE NUMEROUS SIGNS OF THE APPROACHING TRIBULATION
Those who assign Revelation 6-18 to either a bygone era or mere symbolism refuse to see the myriad of signs pointing to the fact that these chapters will soon become a reality in our world. The evidence that we live in the last days is overwhelming, yet so many remain blind to what they see. They repeat the error of the Pharisees and Sadducees who failed to recognize the signs that their Messiah stood among them (Matt. 16:1-3).
The lawlessness of our day, the widespread support of the world’s leaders of the ominous Great Reset, and the great delusion of our day all speak to the rapid approach of the seven-year tribulation. The emphasis on peace and safety as the day of God’s judgment approaches tells us that we have little time left until our departure to forever be with Jesus (1 Thess. 4:13-5:10).
The signs Jesus gave us of His coming in Matthew 24:3-14 precisely describe the day in with we live. It’s as if He opened up a laptop and read news headlines from 2020 to His disciples. In verse 15, the Lord refers to the antichrist’s desecration of the temple that takes place halfway through the tribulation. The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has recreated all the furnishings for the third temple except for the Ark of the Covenant, have architectural designs for it in place, and are already training Levites to act as priests in the new temple.
Based solely on the writings Peter Koenig and Klaus Schwab (founder and head of the WEF), I find that the planning of the globalists behind ID2020 and future vaccines bears a remarkable similarity to the mark of the beast as described in Revelation 13:15-18. These plans include implanting a chip containing personal data that will instantly connect to a distant database containing all his or her personal and financial information. Once these things become a reality, it will only be a small step for the antichrist to require his mark for all buying and selling worldwide.
THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL
The Lord does not need to write His message of impending judgment on the wall as He did for King Belshazzar in ancient Babylon. He has clearly revealed His warnings for all to see in Scripture, yet so few recognize their relevance for today. They refuse to acknowledged what they know from God’s Word.
Jeremiah wrote, “They have healed the wound of my people lightly; / saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ / when there is no peace” (6:14). If the prophet were alive today, I believe he would similarly warn us of shepherds who ignore the signs of God’s impending judgment and the Lord’s imminent return and insist that life will someday return to normal just as has always done in the past.
Biblical encouragement that does not include an awareness of the end times and Jesus’ appearing may comfort believers to some extent, but it only heals the wound “lightly” of those who face economic disaster, personal afflictions, tragedies, and the many other harsh realities of life under COVID-19 imposed lockdowns, draconian restrictions, and falsified panic.
The good news is that we serve an awesome and sovereign Lord who controls history and someday will reign over all the nations of the world (Psalm 46:10). He’s not surprised by mad rush of our leaders toward a one world government; He revealed long ago that this would happen in the last days just as we see taking place before our eyes.
The best comfort we have in these perilous times is that Jesus is coming to take us to the place He’s preparing for us (John 14:1-3) and all the signs point to this happening in the very near future. The times are dark, but we possess a glorious hope.
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[i] This article can is at: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/own-nothing-and-be-happy-great-resets-vision-future
[ii] Article on the LifeNews Website: John Kerry: Biden presidency would advance globalist ‘Great Reset’ with ‘speed’ at: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/john-kerry-biden-presidency-would-advance-globalist-great-reset-with-speed