Yet, I come back to Revelation 3:8, and I empathize greatly with this Philadelphian Church. We are living in the age of Antichrist. We are living in the age of lawlessness. We are living in the age right before Christ returns, and when I should be my most, I seem voiceless…powerless…irrelevant. It feels like the machinations of the world are in full swing, and things are happening, and all I can do is be a spectator.
We vote, and nothing changes. We get the right judges in, and evil still seems to get legalized. We protest, boycott, and complain on Facebook or email, and we call, but who really cares about what we have to say. We are the “huddled masses.” We are the faceless crowds in flyover country. We are the “bitter-clingers,” and “deplorables.” We are the way to silent, silent masses.
As such, we are watching the threadbare tapestry of our national fabric, unwinding quickly. We no longer have to wonder what it was like to be a Roman when the empire finally collapsed in 476AD, because we are literally living through the final death throes of a nation on life support. We are witnessing a nation being given over to debased minds; either unable or unwilling to come to the truth as to be saved.
And yet, this is not even as bad as it gets. I believe God is allowing this global dumpster fire to show the world what will happen, one second after the Rapture of the Church. Once the Restrainer is removed (2nd Thess. 2:4-8), the wheels are coming off the bus and there will be nowhere to hide. It will be an explosion of vitriol, violence, and insanity everywhere. Imagine all the rioting, looting, murder, rape, and every other vile form of human behavior being fully unleashed without any restraint everywhere. Not just in the big cities, but in the small towns, the neighborhoods, everywhere. That is what the world is going to look like moments after the Rapture.
As I’ve said numerous times, evil men love chaos and crisis, because it provides them opportunities to take advantage of said crisis in ways they would never get when times are calm and peaceful. The final human government that arises after the Rapture, will be the most totalitarian, authoritative, and oppressive system ever devised. And this time (unlike in times past), this final government will have the technology to match its evil ambitions. Their brutality will make the Third Reich look like amateur hour.
We are on the cusp. We are near the edge of this global abortion, and it is causing us (God-fearing believers) to recoil in horror.