Commentary By: Gordon King
Brothers and sisters in Christ, I sense that 2016 will be a year of increased evil, wickedness, chaos, and confusion. We’ve already seen many evil and chaotic things happen in less than two weeks into the new year. The stock market took a huge dive, Islamic terror continues on American soil, tensions in the Middle East are heating up, and the President is on a gun control rampage, among other things.
On January 3rd of this year I wrote a post about some of the things that I sensed would occur in 2016.
I spoke about war breaking out in the Middle East, and now (it’s only January 10th) it seems that this may actually come to pass this year, with Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink of waging war between Islamic sects after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric. The Saudis are Sunni, and the Iranians are Shiites! This one incident could ignite a bloody war much worse than we already see in Syria, as tensions in the Middle East continue to escalate.
I spoke of President Obama’s main agenda for his last year in office, 2016, being “gun control”. Pay careful attention to his state of the union address on January 12th. He has already begun the rhetoric of increased gun control, and taking away the rights of American citizens to own and bear arms will be taken away from us one bite at a time! Obama signed an executive order on January 5th enacting further gun control actions. The following is from an article posted by the NRA on January 8th of this year:
On Tuesday, the president announced a series of gun control actions in the form of “executive actions” during a lengthy press conference at the White House. Throughout, the president made it abundantly clear that restricting the rights of America’s law-abiding gun owners will remain his focus in the last year of his tenure.
I also spoke of increased Islam terror and violence in the world. On Friday, January 8th, a Philadelphia police officer was shot while seated in his vehicle, by a self-proclaimed Islamic terrorist who said that he did it for Allah! And now we also are hearing of at least one hundred or more women in Germany are being raped by Muslim refugees from Syria! Apparently Sharia law and the Quran permit this, or at the very least they take the man’s word and not the woman’s as her word is not permitted.
Is this what we want happening in America?! Is this where we are headed? And this is only one type of incident which will occur, their main goal is to take complete control and instill Sharia law!
I am telling you all of this because I am sensing things to happen soon, things which will have dire consequences on us as a nation, a people, and the world! I am telling you this because things which I have sensed are already coming to pass in 2016, and this in only the 10th of January!
Be sensitive to the things around you, to the world, and of course to God. Let the Spirit lead and guide you. Don’t just believe everything you read or watch on television.
Deceptions come in all sizes and all varieties. We are not always told the truth about things before we buy them, sometimes they are made to sound and look much better than what they really are, have you ever noticed that? For example, if you look at an ad for a hamburger at a fast food restaurant, the picture looks really good (unless you are a vegetarian)! It looks big and juicy, with the meat and cheese bulging out of the sides of the bun. Then when you actually purchase it, you can’t even see any meat or cheese! Where’s the beef! Remember that one? Now I’m dating myself!
My point is that we can and are deceived at all levels and in all areas of our lives. Deceptions, lies, untruths, and partial truths can all lead us down the wrong path. They can be very small deceptions and they can be enormous deceptions. Some small deceptions may not have severe consequences, such as purchasing a burger with little meat, while others can have enormous consequences such as believing that all religions lead to heaven, or that being promiscuous is a good thing.
The world is on a path of destruction, one in which deceptions play a key role. Those who are not believers in Jesus Christ will fall victim to these lies, they will believe them and take them as the honest truth! The more that time goes on, the more the deceptions will seem normal, the more that the lost will believe them. And if we as believers are not aware and do not allow the Holy Spirit to guide us then we too can be deceived!
Political correctness has soured the minds of the world, it has led the lost to believe lies, and it has turned what is good into bad and bad into good! It has led the world into believing that everything is good, that anything a person wishes to do is good, everything but believing in Jesus Christ and standing for what is actually righteous and holy! This will get worse my friends as time goes on.
Christians will be made out to be bad, and the laws and principles in which we follow will also be made out to be bad in the worlds eyes! We already see this happening today. Even our own government has trained army personnel that Evangelical Christians are terrorists!
Todd Starnes, writing for Fox News, reports that during a U.S. Army training event, an Army instructor cited Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism—along with Al Qaeda and Hamas.
Not only was it implied that Evangelical Christianity is as dangerous as a terrorist organization, but it was at the top of the list of threats. And, here is that list:
Ku Klux Klan
Sri Ram Sene
Kamane Movement / Kach
Army of God
Nation of Islam
Jewish Defense League
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
“Islamophobia” was also listed as a form of religious extremism.”
“We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, said. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”
This is the time to maintain a close and personal relationship with the God of the universe, Jesus Christ! This is not the time to be walking away from God, or to be lost or unsaved. These times are perilous and becoming even more so. We need God, without Him we are doomed!
If you do not yet know Jesus Christ, or you have not accepted Him as your Lord and Savior then I strongly urge you to do so now! Do not wait until tomorrow, or next month, you may not have that long! The day of salvation is today!
God bless my friends, brothers and sisters in Christ! Maranatha!