Even so, come Lord Jesus
Are you, as am I, weary of all the political nonsense; of all the endless and meaningless rhetoric of self-consumed politicians. Weary of all the anger that courses throughout our government? Weary of politicians fighting for political control instead of fighting for we, the people? Weary of the deliberate lies from both the media and our elected officials? Weary of all the destructive hatred that has engulfed our society; of all the hollow words about equality, tolerance and freedom? Weary of the president’s every word being subject to criticism, mockery and anger?
Are you, as am I, tired of news commentators, television personalities and Hollywood types thinking they are superior, when, in fact, their anger reveals a gnawing fear that liberalism, with all its permissiveness and unrestrictive freethinking, will be somewhat reined in under the leadership of President Trump? Tired of sports figures who earn millions of dollars brazenly disrespecting our country by ignoring our national anthem and the flag under the guise of caring about American inequality, when really their “protest,” along with other public demonstrations, are against Donald Trump, nothing more, nothing else.
Truth is, millions of people with their leftist thinking and liberal attitudes were numb, paralyzed by the major defeat of a seemingly “shoe-in” victory for Hillary Clinton. They were beyond devastated as America elected… through our nation’s “tried and true” voting process (electoral college) … a billionaire, a non-politician, a man who is rough around the edges, a man who twitters too frequently, and frequently doesn’t choose his words carefully, but a man who is proud to be an American! Many allege that President Trump’s bombastic style triggers anger towards him. I acknowledge this. Our president certainly can be disconcerting at times, but gut-deep hatred, animosity, and resentment toward him arose with a vengeance when the Democrats and leftists lost, dashing their dream of continuing to “swim” in the D.C.’s swamp. Defeat has no place in the liberals’ playbook, so bring on the rage, bring on the spite, bring on false allegations, and turn everything the president does and says into a personal smear and a political battle.
Without any question, President Trump is far from perfect, but consider this. For the last eight years our nation had a man in the Oval Office that was not proud of America. A man who apologized to other countries for America’s greatness. A man who pushed for far less moderation and much, much more liberalism on such subjects as same-sex marriage, abortion, Islam, with little to no emphasis, unless in a negative way, on Christian freedoms! President Trump has an entirely different agenda. An agenda which involves loving America, supporting Christians, draining the Washington, D.C., swamp, and making America great again!
Yes, indeed, I am weary of all the derisive talk. But believer and non-believer alike can freely open God’s divinely inspired Word to understand what’s happening, and what’s happening is mankind rapidly fulfilling the worsening conditions predicted for the later days prior to the Lord’s return (Revelation 19:11-21). In II Timothy, Chapter 3:1-5, Apostle Paul perfectly describes today’s deteriorating condition. Here are 11 of the words or phrases Paul used: ‘lovers of their own selves’; ‘covetous’; ‘proud’; ‘unthankful’, ‘unholy’; ‘without natural affection’; ‘truce breakers’; ‘false accusers’; ‘despisers of those that are good’; ‘traitors,’ and ‘lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.’ Could there be any better keywords to describe people of today?
Pause and give thought to the word ‘lovers’ in Paul’s description. Clearly, people no longer love their country; their families; their freedom; their integrity and most definitely not God! Take note. A 2014 Pew Poll revealed that from 2007 Americans describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or ‘nothing in particular’ jumped from 16.1 percent to 22.8 percent. Folks, our world will continue to fade into an ever-growing abyss of lawlessness, dark, sexual depravity, seething hatred toward Christians, and fury toward God. Yet we who have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Savior can take great comfort in knowing that our Lord and Savior will catch every believer up and away from this wicked world to be forever with Him! (Rapture, I Thessalonians 4:16-18) But a word of grave caution to those who deny Jesus Christ as their Savior. Unbelievers will be left behind to face the Tribulation Period (Revelation, chapters 6-19), followed by God’s righteous judgment (Great White Throne, Revelation 20:11-15), and an eternity inhabiting the flames of the Lake of Fire! (Revelation 20:15)
If a denier of Jesus, please turn to Him — (“…If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9-10) — so you too can deeply rejoice in knowing that one day there will be a new Heaven and new earth (Revelation 21-22), where believers will forever live in God’s culture, where there will be no distinction between Republican or Democrat, and no racial prejudices! No longer will we be fixated on differences. Instead, we shall with complete unity and with indefinable love, worship and serve our God!
Is it any wonder that I, along with millions of other born-again believers, daily look upward and say, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”