I make no pretense of interpreting Bible prophecy in terms of today’s current events. I don’t pore over Revelation and try to draw up a prophetic timetable. God will do what He does, when He does it: and most prophecy is only understood after it’s come to pass.
But I think a lifelong study of the art has given me some ability to interpret history, even the ongoing history that we are living through.
I read a provocative column by Michael Barone the other day ( http://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbarone/2016/10/21/despite-trump-demotic-protest-politics-doesnt-always-fail-n2235217 ) in which he discussed sort of the same thing that has happened in two very different countries, Britain and Colombia. In both cases:
*There was a public policy at issue, strongly favored by the nation’s rulers and by voters in the capitol cities;
*Opposition to the issue came from the people in “flyover country” who are always ignored by the bigwigs;
*In both cases, polls predicted that the issue would win, hands-down;
*And in both cases, it lost. Hands-down.
We have something similar going on right here in America. We have policies eagerly pushed by our bosses–open borders, sweetheart trade deals with not altogether honest trading partners, and whatever can lead to bigger and bigger, more and more powerful government–seconded by the whoopee crowd in Washington and Hollywood… and hated and opposed by the regular people. And the Donald Trump candidacy, like the TEA Party movement before it, is strong evidence that the American people are getting good and fed up with their leadership. And may be just about ready to do something about it.
Throughout the whole world it becomes increasingly obvious that the interests of the leaders and the interests of the people aren’t even in the same area code, and that the leaders, the Davos crowd, have their own agenda which is no way, no how, our agenda.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, the infection of communism spread all throughout the West.
By now, maybe, God has provided us with antibodies.
Let us put our heads down, do our duty, and occupy until He comes. Whenever that may be.