I expect that the recent election results have been a sobering and shocking revelation to decent-minded folks. It is especially true of Christians because we are keenly aware of the Bible’s prophecies of the end of the age and see many of the foretold events unfolding right before our eyes. We have seen it approaching for many years but somehow consoled ourselves that it was still a future thing. Well, that future is someone’s present and this might be what we are in.
I know there have always been those who have falsely declared that certain events of their day marked the time. This is not speculation anymore. It is too obvious to be that. I look at the trees around my home at the end of summer and know that winter is just around the corner. It is unmistakable.
Perhaps we finally realize that elections will not solve the spiritual maladies of our earth. Elections work only for a people who are first right before God. We have not been right before God for a long time and the infestation has only increased. Look at the 2012 results across America. Just to mention a few: legalized marijuana for those over 21 in Colorado; an openly lesbian U.S. senator for the first time; the reelection of moral and mental buffoons in Florida; the election of a jail-bird over a war hero in Florida; approval of gay marriages; and on and on across the nation. Then, we have the re-election of the most openly corrupt administration in the history of this country. Already, those who believed the lies once more are demanding their rewards for support. They will never get them.
And the drumbeat of coming judgment goes on. Men who think they are somehow above God will soon meet with the horrible truth that they are still mere mortals before a God of judgment who once could have been their God of mercy.
Behind all of this, and largely contributing to it, is the backslidden church. The church that once stood tall and bold for the truth of God is wildly and openly rebellious against all truth. She prefers the lie, and the “Bride of Christ” on earth has morphed into the whore of Babylon. She gleefully plays with postmodern and new age toys and dances with the heathen without once telling them that Jesus will save them from their sins. They join in frivolous games and abandon prevailing prayer and learning the Word of God. Being at church is so much more fun and relevant to the world now. Pass the donuts, tea, and coffee and let us sing, dance, and laugh until it is time to go home—the home we reach by passing scores of lost souls along the way. But why bother with that. The blind cannot lead the blind.
We Christians can easily become frustrated with the shrinking resources of real Christian fellowship and support. As churches and denominations die in their souls, we look around and can find many more of their kind than of the old-fashioned gospel kind. We seem to have no place to run. We may be pursued but we will never be overtaken if we keep moving towards Christ. We may often be very alone, but He has promised to never leave or forsake us. He will be with us all the way through to the glorious end.
“Unto them that look for Him shall he appear the second time, without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28). Those who are so engrossed in the ways and thoughts of this world-order will not be looking for Jesus to return. They will be caught off guard with no time to repent when He breaks through the clouds. Those who think they are sitting on top of the world will find out it is about to catch fire. Someone once told me to hold firmly to the promises of Christ and hold loosely to the things of the world. Jesus’ promises will never fail and everything of this world will melt with fervent heat. Its ashes will blow away in the winds of God’s wrath. I still believe that old slogan: “Only one life, ‘twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.”