Theologian R.J. Rushdoony believed the secular, statist order was dying and said so, and wrote so, many times. Rushdoony himself died in 2001, but his prophetic work lives on in his many books.
Rushdoony knew the secular order that bestrode the world would take a long time to die, and in its death throes do much damage. He would not have been surprised by what’s happenin’ now–eternal “protests” over nothing, riots all over, kids coming out of “education” a lot dumber than they went in, Democrats trying to get all the girls turned into boys and all the boys turned into girls… and so much more. And it does look like Team Satan is putting points on the scoreboard faster than we can keep count of them.
But think of some of the other things that happen, that the secular statists would surely stop if they could. Hillary Clinton was supposed to be president, and she isn’t. She was supposed to finish what Obama started, and she can’t. Football was supposed to mesmerize America into hating itself, and it can’t. Man-Made Climbit Change is supposed to be “settled science” and incontrovertible fact, and it isn’t. And even as Western peoples, beguiled and hornswoggled by their entertainment, education, and legal systems, fall away from Christianity, people all over Africa and Asia are finding Christ–multitudes of them. Even in the West, house churches and informal but tightly bonded Christians still hold high the torch of truth.
None of that would have surprised Rushdoony, either.
So the Devil’s wrath is great, because he knows his time is almost up (Revelation 12:12). He, through his servants, tries to do as much damage as he can: and then it’s off to the lake of fire for the lot of them.
Delight in good works.
Be unafraid to speak the truth. God’s Word is truth.
God knows it’s hard. Be assured He will avenge His saints. If we are hated for His sake, so were God’s prophets hated once, and Christ’s apostles. Our very existence offends the secular statist Left almost more than they can bear. Just to know any of us still walk the earth is a grief and a provocation to them.
Endure. The Lord will come. Endure.
5 comments on “The Devil Knows He’s Toast”
Endure, indeed and press forward toward the mark of the high calling. Our business in this hour is to advance the Kingdom of God, and He has given us the armor for the battle.
Satan’s order of things is dying and, like a cornered animal, it is lashing out in any way possible. Fortunately, this will only last for a short while.
Amen! Well written! Don’t stop writing these articles, Lee! . . . I read them every day, and am continually blessed and informed! God bless you!
–Also, your article on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter On Mars” stories (“A Gem From Mars”) brought back so many wonderful memories: I had all the “JCOM” books when I was young (I’m 67 now). I thoroughly enjoyed your analysis of the Green Martians society, which I thought was very illuminating and intriguing . . . I want to read them again, but I probably won’t . . . those books are long gone and lost to me . . . I also had all the “Tarzan” books . . . Sigh . . . good times in my young life! My love for those books were eventually eclipsed by “The Lord Of The Rings” and the “Narnia” books . . . and my Bible!!!!!
–By the way . . . do I remember correctly that you wrote that you read the “Freddy The Pig” books? –also, did you ever read Ernest Thompson Seton’s “Wild Animals I Have Known”? Those were among my favorite Bookmobile Books from my elementary school days! 🙂
Amen, amen, Lee! So long as the Devil can’t convert us or make us give up hope, he has LOST. See Matt. 10:28.
I think of the Scripture verses in I Peter:
5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
5:9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.