The Generational Shift Is Now
By Todd Strandberg
The devil plays a very long game when it comes to winning over nations to his evil agenda. He can have victory over his enemies by simply waiting for them to retire or die. Because he is immortal, it doesn’t matter if this process may take several decades. Satan can claim his prize by simply waiting for people to succumb to a sin-nature disease that he instigated.
As world leaders and celebrities fade away, they are replaced with people who have less respect for biblical values. I blame the influence of academia and the liberal media for this trend.
I wrote three weeks ago that the 2018 midterm election went reasonably well for the Republicans. We lost the House, but we retained the Senate. Most people on the right are focused on the loss of 40 house seats. There is another loss to consider. Between Democrats and Republicans, 60 people decided to step down from office.
The most consequential retirement announcement came when Speaker Paul Ryan told his colleagues he would not seek reelection to his House seat. At age 48, Ryan was replaced by Bryan Steil, who will be nearly 12 years younger than the soon-to-be former speaker when he takes office next month. Even though Steil was strongly endorsed by Donald Trump and Mike Pence, a dozen years will likely mean a large shift in his voting record.
When the President fired Senator Jeff Sessions, he removed one of the last “fuddy-duddies” in Washington, DC, that thought marijuana was a bad thing. There is little chance that any future attorney general will seek to restrict the usage of pot by enforcing federal law.
The loss of a whole generation to moral decay makes it nearly impossible to turn the tide. After the Brett Kavanaugh fiasco in the Senate, many Republican leaders expected a blowout for their party in the November election. Most voters didn’t respond to the violation of “due process” and “the presumption of innocence” because they don’t respect or know what these terms mean.
A recent Brookings Institution poll found that nearly half of college students believe that hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment. Fifty-one percent of college students think they have a right to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree. Nineteen percent of students think that it’s acceptable to use violence to prevent a speaker from speaking. The free speech movement of the 60s was started by liberals. It just shows how crazy things have gotten to have the left playing the role they once protested against.
The state of California is rapidly being taken over by the generational shift. In this year’s election, all nine seats in Orange County are now in Democratic hands.
Howe and Strauss in their 1991 book, Generations, define the millennial cohort as consisting of individuals born between 1982 and 2004. This group of people has been heavily indoctrinated into the liberal agenda. In recent elections, they voted for the Democratic Party in number in the sixty percent range even in deep Red states like Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Most people who follow Bible prophecy would probably think that we have more immediate problems than a generational shift. Because we are so much on the razor edge in the balance of political power, a small shift in power will make it impossible for Republicans to ever win another presidential election. If Texas or Florida were to become a blue state, we will have a government run by one Party.
The Bible provides example after example of generational decay in the history of Israel. God’s chosen people would be given a sound government, and it would repeatedly fall into chaos until the Lord sent someone to restore order. Because we appear to be so close to the tribulation hour, I do not see the possibility of reform. Things are going to continue to go from bad to worse because all generations ignore God’s warning. This is why I repeatedly say the rapture is the only hope.
“Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.
“For He established a testimony in Jacob And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers That they should teach them to their children, That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children, That they should put their confidence in God And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments, And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not prepare its heart And whose spirit was not faithful to God” (Psalms 78:1-8).