Some news articles I came across recently served as a reminder of just how important it is for followers of the Lord Jesus to be mindful of all the prophetic warnings the Lord gave us concerning how treacherous people in places of influence would be in the last days we’re living in. In their lust for power and control, influential unbelievers are devising many wicked devices, a practice Isaiah 32:7 said would be common for the scoundrels of the world who falsely call themselves liberals. And the scoundrels have many people who are nonchalant or apathetic about those wicked devices. All of that verifies how true the Lord’s prophecies in the Bible are about many people being satisfied with living on the broad way that leads to destruction and why so many will be left behind after the rapture to experience the great tribulation.
Without further ado, here are the headlines I’m referring to:
Of special note is the fact two headlines are recent revelations of the underhanded (or illegal) things Obama did that served as springboards for the other two headlines. Obama (a disciple of Socialist Saul Alinsky) has thus far gotten away with abusively targeting freedom of the press and encouraged his spy agencies to use “Operation Hammer” to spy on “159 Article III judges, the head of the secret FISA court, SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts, SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia, business leaders, millions of innocent Americans, and Donald Trump.“
Liberals now think that spying, or eavesdropping, on people in order to control them to some degree is now so acceptable that Amazon’s Alexa will be listening to what you say in her presence around the clock without you calling her name first. The Socialism behind that mindset is also now seen as good to 43% of Americans who don’t seem to be aware of, mind, or care that Socialism’s history is full of murderous blatant disregard for human life and the atheistic belief that government replaces God.
In both the Old and New Testaments, the Lord made it clear that he wanted his people to be circumspect, a word meaning to beware, on guard, observant, alert, and attentive in order to be vigilant about protecting and preserving life. Take a look at how he got this message across to us in the following two passages in the scriptures:
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. Exodus 23:13
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5: 15-16
Since we are called to be circumspect, it requires us to be like the children of Issachar, “which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do,” (1 Chronicles 12:32). We must determine for ourselves if we will be like lemmings who blindly follow reprobates off the cliff to our deaths or if we will do valiant things through our God.