The Times We Live In; A Reply to a Subscriber
Thursday, November 10th, 2022
by Ken Pullen
if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 — English Standard Version
When Ezra wrote those words above as he was led by the Holy Spirit working in him it was addressed to the Israelites, the chosen people of God. As the Word of God is a living and active book, inerrant, today the “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” is directed not only to Jews but also to God’s people who are called and call themselves by the name of His Son, their professed Saviour, King, High Priest and Lord, Jesus Christ. Christians. Not addressed to the pagan, the heathen, the unbelieving, but to His people, God’s own people. Christians and Jews.
God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Bible are unchangeable. Forever. They do not adapt to the times or the will and desires of we the people, we are to humble ourselves, submit and adopt and adapt to Them.
The words from God are not if my people, who are Americans, turn from their liberal politics and change their political affiliation from being registered democrats to becoming registered republicans I will witness the change in their voter registration and heal their land!
God isn’t instructing people to place a nation, a Constitution, or a human political system above Him, His Word, His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, or the individual of the Holy Spirit.
Yet it is evidenced, daily, continually, and growing daily and continually that the greater part of the time, attention, effort, and minds of professed Christians are in the arena of American politics and not within the Word of God. This is evidenced by the fruit borne out. Daily.
The U.S. Constitution cannot and will not save nor will it reign eternally.
The United States of America nor any political party, office, branch of government, or elected or appointed official within save — or reign eternally.
Far, far, far too much attention and time and focus placed on the secular, the worldly attempting to make it holy, righteous, and of God when in truth it has little or nothing to do with the Sovereignty of God, the Word of God.
How is wrapping yourself ever so tightly in a flag in nationalism keeping oneself separate from the world?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2 — English Standard Version
We’re not placed here in this land at this time in history to get better voter turnout and work to make sure they’re all “good little Republicans.” No such person exists. None are good. No, not one. That’s in the Bible and not from me. It was spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ. So, no American, no Republican is good either.
Especially in light of the fact that now more and more belonging to and voting Republican are homosexuals pushing the homosexual agenda, want abortion to no longer be something Republicans stand for as they believe that draws a certain percentage of folks who might vote Republican away from that political party.
No political party, no person voting in any election for one political party or the other is pure, righteous, holy, and without sin. Better than the next person. Not in the sight of God.
Oh, if we are truly transformed, born anew by the Supernatural power of the Spirit of God not of our own doing but only by the free gift of grace from God and our faith, our obedience THEN and ONLY THEN is anyone made holy by God. But still a sinner. Still in corruptible flesh. Still at enmity with God by our nature. Sorry to burst so many bubbles but not made holy by voting in every election in America along the Republican party line.
Far too many professing faith in Christ, thus they ought to be making Jesus not only their Saviour but the Lord of their lives place more faith in the flesh, in nationalism, in a politician, in a political system. How can I write such a thing? Because it’s evidenced by their words. Their speech, their writing, everything taken together in what they say. With so many more words directed at their love of this world, their love of America, their love of a politician, a political party than their ever mentioning God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, evil, or referencing anything in the Bible.
By our fruit, we are known…
There was a darkness, around noon, over all the land unlike any other ever the day the Lord Jesus Christ was murdered on a tree as prophesized and happened. There is presently great darkness over all the land. It’s evil. It’s a growing evil. And to focus on politics in this is a grave error. Politics is not the problem nor the correction.
There is a palpable, visible, audible display on earth of the great and growing spiritual war every person is engaged in. Be they a true discerning wisely disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, or a heinous pagan, and every sort between. This is highly evidenced in America. A place where far too many folks professing to be Christians imagine that somehow America is different than any other nation in the sight of God. That they are the power and have control of matters more so than the God they say they believe in yet do not submit themselves to by their fruit reveal such.
The ONLY way America was different than any other nation ever created on earth — ordained by God, His Divine Providence making it possible to defeat the mightiest human navy and army on earth at the time, truly a modern sort of David versus Goliath example. This can be learned in the deeper study of the American Revolutionary War, with the Colonies top general and military leader, George Washington citing such, as well as other notable Founders giving God the glory and credit for the victory over England — was in the fact the majority of men who were our Founders were sincere, devout Christian men. A much higher percentage of such men in the human creation of this nation than in any other nation ever formed on earth in history. THAT WAS the difference. The ONLY difference between America as a nation and every other nation ever conceived and built on earth.
Things have dramatically shifted from the late 1700s in this land. Mainly not in the advancement of technology, pioneering, and all the Westward ho’ the settling of this glorious land mass known as America. What has changed most in the two hundred and some odd years since while visibly and audibly appearing as the greatest change has been the spiritual decline, the spiritual dearth, and the death of we the people. While this has occurred we the people have foolishly imagined we are the power supplanting God. That we can claim to be God’s people, claim to be Christians, thus disciples of the risen Lord Jesus Christ as we deny everything in the Bible and vainly, arrogantly, foolishly think we’re in control, that we can make America great again, restore America through human political actions. The voting machine being more powerful and important to these people than the Holy Bible or prayer — two things greatly neglected and ignored by the overwhelming majority of those professing faith in God, faith in Jesus, and faith in the Holy Spirit.
There is no submission. No understanding. No real belief in the Word of God is evidenced.
Thinking they know and are doing the will of God when they do not know the Word nor the Lord and are driven more by the ways and words of this fallen world imagining they can create the kingdom of God on earth, or somehow “save America!” from the pagans, from evil, from the necessary outcome as clearly foretold.
For if there were uppermost in the hearts and minds, in the lives of those professing such faith they would have the fluency, the literacy, the discernment to know it is the consuming power of evil, the rise of false teachers, the love of the world, self-interest and the abandonment of God, the denial of God and assuming they are the power that eventually leads to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the end of all things that have been known.
Here is a comment I received today from a fairly recent subscriber to this place in response to what I wrote in the piece Is there no shame, no sanity, no grip on reality, and no factual speaking or writing any longer? I will conclude with some further comments after you’re read the following from a subscriber:
Defenders of America’s founding traditions— our Constitutional Republic, traditional monogamous procreative family, moral law, right of self defense, individual rights, property ownership, and more are under attack. This attack—the advent of Modernity in the USA– stretches back to just before the Civil War when powerfully influential upper level individuals were studying Darwin, Marx, and other revolutionary atheist humanism writings. These writings resonated with the darkness within the souls of these people leading them to declare there is no such thing as equality since they were superior to ‘we the people.’
The roots of Western Modernity (death of our Lord Jesus in the hearts of mankind) stretch back into the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Modernity was the advent of humanism, the religion of atheism with its determination to destroy the hated Old Order—Christian grounded Western and American civilization—and build a godless Global World Order. The French Terror, Bolshevik Revolution, Marxist Communism, Hitler’s Third Reich, WWI, WWII, and all of the subsequent wars can be seen as a furtherance of the godless Global agenda marching forward under the banner of Klaus Schwab’s WEF, Transhumanism and Green Religion.
Atheist humanism has triumphed over W. Europe, the former Christendom. The unrelenting, withering attack against America’s founding Christian worldview and all of its defenders under the political banner of ‘Woke,’ Democrat, Progressive, Left, and Liberal is the work of the religion of atheist humanism. It intends the destruction of our land and its defenders.
Modernity is the great falling away throughout the once Christian West. It is a holocaust of Judgement, thus a time of breaking apart, tearing down, dividing goats from sheep. In this light, Mr. Hoft’s panic really ought to be treated with compassion, not blistering condemnation. He is on the side of truth, despite his slip into panic.
What you’re writing about is inaccurate. Sorry. Not much to do with Modernity since the Civil War and Darwinism, Marxism, or any other “ism” or worldly categorization or term — other than an increased manifestation of evil and an increased turning from God and the inerrant infallible Word of God. Nothing more than that. Not specific to America. Nor is America exceptional in being resistant to Satan and his lies and the people turning more to evil. All the other terminology, words, and explanations fail and fall short.
To place responsibility at the feet of Darwinism, Marxism, or any other “ism” or Monderinity is like placing responsibility for vehicular homicide or a 56-car pile up on an Interstate on the internal combustion engine. It deflects from the facts.
It’s ironic that we conservatives who support the 2nd amendment always say guns don’t kill people people kill people yet we in large part can’t say it’s evil, it’s sin, it’s the inherent nature of human beings and America has no exception, and is no different while we place blame constantly at the feet of the left, Darwin, Marx, and you name it — other than where it should be placed.
It has nothing to do with Modernity and everything to do with the evil hearts and minds of people. The increased manifestation of evil. And America is not sacred, contrary to the misinformation. Nor exempt from the inherent nature in people everywhere throughout time since God created Adam and Eve and they rebelled and sinned following the Evil One rather than God.
It’s basic. It’s clear. But that doesn’t sit well with folks. They always have to make it more complicated. To deflect. Rather than just saying or writing as it is, how it has been, and where it is going and why.
The inherent evil natures of men and women, our inherent sin, our compunction to sin, and rebel against God.
Darwin, Marx, and everything else is merely a distraction. It all really is. To take people’s attention away from the real reasons. All this is no different than being a sleight-of-hand magician on a stage and distracting people from what is really going on and where, why, and by who.
It’s all just the two sides of the spiritual war. Not the two political parties in America. Even though people don’t know what to do with that reality and they have to keep churning away, churning things out about it being Darwinism, abortion, Marxism, this and that — and how if we get out the right vote we can save America! When it’s all about only about the spiritual war between God and His people and Satan and his people. But that seems to be too simple an explanation and we must make it headier, more intellectual, and more current.
And we go nowhere in doing that.
How does taking the political path make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ?
Or even more registered and voting Republicans which seems to be the solution for those contending it’s all political and due to what has transpired in the past 100 plus years the past 500 years rather than it’s a result of what happened in a Garden of Paradise some thousands of years ago and that evil has just manifested itself, outside of any nation, any political system as this world nears its final curtain as it has been known.
Here’s one problem. Those professed Christians so earnest, so sincere, so zealous, so caring must speak and write without clearly addressing, using the proper words in their desire to appear highly intelligent and educated than in just plain speaking or writing.
Modernity may sound like a good and proper word to use. And it would be so if writing an essay for a university paper on the decline of Western Civilization for some heathen professor’s class.
But the word obscures and merely creates more fog in an already fog-laden sea of noise.
If so concerned about the times as they are and the course America has taken concentrating on the political system, making elections and nationalism the priority, writing words, speaking words as if from anyone and not a renewed of mind and spirit true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and in Almighty God, and the Holy Spirit, Who are Sovereign and in total control of everything, all things ordained by the Triune God according to His will, as a result of the hearts and minds of the people. As clearly told to anyone willing and able to read in His inerrant living and active infallible Word — THEN write predominately, solely, to the Biblical, the spiritual, and not attempt to fit into this world. For we never will and in writing or speaking in such a manner we are kidding ourselves if we believe that’s what will make a connection to an unbeliever — and if writing to a true believer? Why use such language and so frequently omit the Word of God and speak and write in a Biblical manner? Why?
To the unbelieving pagan, we must always and only address every word plainly, clearly, and simply within the Word of God and pray the Holy Spirit works after sowing any seed. To the truly believing to write or speak as if addressing a worldly class, a worldly person why do so? Why do so many professed Christian writers and speakers read and sound like crashing brass not in tune, not making the right sounds? Because they refuse to open and make their sounds according to the score, the song of the Bible, and prefer the score, the song of the world!
If Christian? Go to the Bible and from there to either the pagan or the fellow believer. Otherwise, what are we really doing, and why are we doing it?
So let’s go there rather than making our primary focus the polls, Washington, D.C., our statehouses, our branches of government, and our courts — all of which are corrupt and have always been so and will always remain so as they are filled with ungodly men and women serving themselves and serving Satan so much more than those serving the Lord — lets’ stop going so much to the people thinking they can reshape America into this moral, upright, godly nation presently. That the course America has taken which is such a large burr on their backsides all they can focus on is somehow by their will, their power, their words restoring America and making it great once again.
It never will be. Not if you truly know and believe in the Holy Bible. All of it.
It isn’t the progressive left that is causing all the problems.
It’s the constant progression of EVIL. The constant increase of unrighteousness, wickedness, and the always escalating turning from God that is the progress eroding and destroying. Not Democrats. Not human or American politics.
It’s evil. It’s the innate nature of every human being.
It’s also the way we’re told everything would go, will go in the last of the last days.
You know what’s more important than this falsely believed tsunami of red, this great red wave that so many deluded themselves into believing would occur and THAT would save America!?
If so caring, so passionate, so devout, so Christian? Making disciples. Not more American conservative voters or Republicans.
Do you truly believe every word within the Word of God?
Have you ever read and then truly believe the following words spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ?
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Luke 18:1-8 — English Standard Version
Will the Lord find any faith in Him, in God, in the Holy Spirit, in the Bible when He returns? These words are from God. Of much greater impact than words from any American politician or any man or woman.
Faith is waning and disappearing. Being corrupted, supplanted. Reviled.
Because of the rise of evil and the coming end of the age, the coming end of this world as it has been known.
Rather than vainly, foolishly imagining we can save America, which in truth is not different than any other nation on earth ever, save for Israel, except for the fact it was founded by more Christian men than any other nation ever — but those men have all died and true faith, true Christianity has been dying in America for decades now.
It isn’t about worldly politics, human political ideologies, voting, and election results.
It’s about what each person does in the face of evil.
And all the haughty words, all the intellectualizing, all the refusal to speak and write plainly and clearly regarding the spiritual war, all the turning to Christian Nationalism as the answer will never bring about the desired result. It is all vanity and foolishness before God. Who laughs at the nations. Yes, even America if you can handle that fact.
The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed
Why do the nations ragea
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall breakb them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
a 1 Or nations noisily assemble
b 9 Revocalization yields (compare Septuagint) You shall rule
Mr. Holt’s panic isn’t founded in Christianity as likewise the panic and words of many others professing such are not. The panic, thus fear, the noise coming from them rarely if ever mentions the spiritual war, the innate nature of men and women, why it rarely mentions God unless vainly to serve a purpose and sway who they may be addressing. And the Lord Jesus Christ, a true transformation of mind and spirit of an individual, the whole true main mission of any professed believer to make disciples is never if ever mentioned among the torrent of words of wrapping one in a flag and in worldy politics.
Of course, there has been and is a great decline and rise of evil. It’s been on the rise ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed God and escalated when Cain murdered his brother Abel and has been escalating ever since. To come to the points in world history that God had to come to this corrupt, evil, fallen world as the Supreme Ultimate Sacrifice of human sin, to conquer death and rise as promised to ascend to the right hand of God in heaven — to return once more due to the world being consumed in evil and taken over by sin, lusts, greed, lies and every abomination under the sun before God. Wistfully wondering if any faith will be found on earth when He returns.
No one, no one of sound mind, rational thought, objectivity, and clear thinking let alone a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ should have put stock in this great American revival, politically, this tsunami of red washing over America and the overwhelming majority coming around to believe in mortality, in ethics, in godliness, in God and the Bible and to repent and do the right thing — VOTE REPUBLICAN!
Placing their faith in Mr. Trump and his traversing the land stumping for those he deemed worthy to be in an office using the name of God in vain, thinking he is the power, desiring self-glory rather than knowing and discerning wisely, believing and living the Word of God. And millions follow him while they profess to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
How naive. How wrong. How ignorant if one truly knows and believes the Word of God.
America once was different. It once was long ago founded unlike any other nation in the history of the world — by a majority of men who were Christian. That hasn’t been the case for a long time. Nor has this land been predominately populated by true Christian folks for a long time.
And we are living to witness the outcome of that erosion, that falling away, that corruption and perversions of people, of the faith as they turn to themselves as the power, turn to false teachers and unsound doctrines, turn to an American gospel rather than THEE gospel.
Condemning Mr. Hoft? I will discern wisely, prayerfully, according to the Word of God any person that places America, an election, the things of this temporal world above the things of God, the truth of the Bible, of Bible prophecy, and what is in the Bible clearly, plainly stated — as more of us ought to write, speak and be heard rather than being haughty, so high-minded, thinking our intellectualizing and worldly ways are effective and necessary while so many abandon the clear and truthful language of God’s Word.
Condemnation? No. I am nothing but some animated dust living in the hope of eternal life in heaven. Not a restored America in my vision or the vision of any political party or politician. Most of them don’t know God, are wicked and unholy, and use the people, prey on the people merely to garner money and votes.
God will condemn. For the wrath of God is truly upon this nation and people, but voting Republican won’t change that.
Only a truly changed heart and mind, only true individual repentance, only a sincere renewing within of an individual will alter things. Not turning up at a polling station and pushing all the buttons and levers with an “R” next to them.
It’s all about God.
It’s all about the Lord Jesus Christ.
It’s all about the Holy Spirit.
It’s all about every word within the Holy Bible.
It’s all about Satan.
It’s all about the constant escalating most important war between righteousness and evil and that has little or nothing to do with American politics.
It’s all about what truly lies within the hearts and minds, the sports of each individual. Not only in America. In every person on earth.
More time in prayer, not amiss, more time in the Word of God in serious meditation, and much less time in thinking it’s all about America and if only those awful Democrats would either not show up at the polls or come around to the Republican mindset al would be well, or so much better.
Not so dear ones and friends, not so.
Don’t believe this? Refuse to accept this?
Well, my feeble words do nothing and mean nothing in the scope of things so why not go to the Bible and discover this truth? Finally. While God blesses you with breath and a beating heart to renew your mind and spirit in His ways and words rather than the words and ways of any man, woman, or political ideology.
We’ve lost our way in thinking and believing we need to defend American principles over those of the Bible, and of God. And that those principles today are found in the Republican party rather than in the Word of God. That they can be established at the voting booth rather than within the human heart, mind, and spirit.
Fed up with the rise of evil and wickedness in America?
Then spread the gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ rather than American politics.
Try that sometime.
You may find better results.
At least I am of the mind that God would like to see more of that and less of what we imagine is most important and pleasing to Him.
Lastly, if a professed believer in the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you truly believe all that is in the Scriptures? Do you make this world, America more your home or heaven? Do you truly believe we are but pilgrims here, sojourners, aliens or do you think what you do as an American in the flesh is more important?
Do you also believe God is in control and His work is working? And He allows evil, permits evil though having no part or hand in evil or sin to bring about His good, right, and just plan? That God is Sovereign in all things? Or that we the people are the power? That America matters more than anything else?
It cannot be both ways. We cannot love this world and also love God, love Christ, love the Holy Spirit, and live and believe the whole Word of God.
Time to make up one’s true spirit and mind and live accordingly.
Yes, vote, surely, but perspective. Discernment. Spiritual wisdom and understanding.
Evil is winning.
Not due to too few Republicans voting in America or there being too few registered Republicans in America and too many registered Democrats voting. No, the Church is being judged more so than is the heathen in the land. The judgment begins within the Church. Which has become lukewarm, backslide, given over to itching ears, unsound doctrines, and teachers and has placed their hearts and minds on the things of this world over the things of God.
Evil is winning due to our sin. Our turning from God. Our turning from the Word of God. Not from our turning to the Democratic party or not going out to vote, or not voting Republican!
Because the people presume they are the power to conquer it at the polling place within a politician rather than in prayer, in living according to the Word of God, and placing their faith in God rather than in men, women, or a political system. As we’ve turned from God, from our principals, from the Word of God to false doctrines and the ways and words of men and women.
The answer to the problem was stated in the comment to me above. It’s evil. It’s the spiritual war taking place though those words were never mentioned while desiring to appear scholarly and highly intelligent. As if writing an essay for a university class rather than speaking or writing as a humble disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Don’t want evil to win?
It isn’t conquered and defeated in America, nor at the voting booth. It’s conquered and defeated in the humble, repentant heart and spirit of an individual turning away from the world and to the Lord.
To thusly be a light unto the world, a light unto your fellow Americans be they Democrat, Republican, Independent, or even Communist.
None of those worldly parties will go into eternity.
America, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Ohio, California, or the Grand Canyon, will not be found in heaven. Nor the Constitution of the United States of America.
Only God’s eternal Word will be found there.
Only those who truly were a light unto the world, pilgrims while on this corrupt and fallen world, only those who are true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, the children of God will do so.
Want real change? Then it’s time to live for God and not a nation, a political party, an idolized politician, or even a founding document. It’s time to live for God and for those eternal words in the Word of God, to live for Christ as a light unto this world in utter darkness and the snare of the Evil One and his lies and death.
It’s about life and death.
Not being red or blue.