There is so much division in this country. It’s not good. We know from Christ’s own words in Mark 3:25 that “if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” It’s not only that our nation is divided, families are divided. And families are the foundation of society. We are divided by politics. We are divided by religion. We are divided by gender. We are divided by race. We are divided by social class. We are divided by division. This not only goes against our Constitution as a nation, it is against the Word of God, which calls us to unity. Ephesians 4:3 exhorts, “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing on another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” But then…
The prophet Daniel spoke of the end times, and of the beast in particular, saying in 7:25, “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” While Daniel is speaking of the last 3 ½ years of the tribulation, we can see from that prophecy that we are living during a time that is a type and shadow of the Daniel prophecy. People, not just a single powerful person, but many people, are speaking against the most High. They are changing the times, and the meanings of words to change the meaning of laws. They are precursor, as the past will become the prologue.
These people accused others of division when they are creating division. They accuse others of hate, while they say and do hateful things. They accuse others of racism, while their own actions are racist. They accuse others of being misogynists, when they abuse and use women in secret. They accuse others of discrimination and prejudice, when they practice discrimination and prejudice. They change the definitions and meanings of words. They preach equality, yet they elevate specific people groups higher than others. They demand equity, not through fair practices, but by taking from some and giving to others. They demand gender identity by mutilating children and creating perverted psychosis. They demand the right to choose, yet they deny the choice of life. They call evil good and good evil.
Many leaders stand for evil, while many will not stand against evil. Many say there is no God, or that no loving God would allow evil. Yet they do not even understand the will of or nature of God. God’s equality doesn’t require elevation of one race, religion, social status or gender over another as Galatians 3:28 explains: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Gender identity is described in Genesis 5:2: “He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.” The common thread in true equality and equity is trust in the one true God through faith in Christ as guided by the Holy Spirit. This is the answer to the times in which we live. We cannot stop the march of prophecy, but we can determine our place in it.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!