Woke or Awake?

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Woke or Awake?
By Terry James

Lou Dobbs, a long-time broadcast pundit on issues and events of the day, and his guest, Eric Metaxas, were discussing the guest’s new book, Is Atheism Dead? The conversation turned to the way culture in America has become victim of insane thinking wrapped in the term “woke.”

Dobbs offered, optimistically, that he had seen his own church and his pastor beginning to awaken. The congregation was awakening to the evil of things going on that were, through the insanity of woke wickedness infecting American culture and society with a deadly virus spawned by neo-Marxists, determined to change the nation into a Soviet or Maoist-style tyrannical state. He said that we are awakening to what is happening. The attempted Marxist cultural revolution is being made manifest for Americans to see. There is, he believes, still a considerable majority of such patriots to prevail against the globalist efforts to bring America down. The founding fathers, he said, knew that we the people need God, thus built into the founding documents that reality and provided ways thereby to deal with such assaults. God has His hand on the nation, but we must exercise our courage to keep the nation as founded, was his exhortation.

Dobbs and his guest, like we do in presenting these commentaries over the months and years, discussed the upside-down thinking of the leftist radicals at the forefront of the woke insanity: how it all got started with the takeover of the public educational system, with Marxist becoming ensconced in the institutions of learning, and the ideological contamination then spreading from K to 12.

Study of the real disciplines — reading, writing, arithmetic, biology, etc. — under woke-ism has been cast to the rear of educational prerequisite. Now it has come to be that CRT (Critical Race Theory,) GLTBQ, and other crazy inculcation grips children in years as young as kindergarten.

Parents are attacked by the governing elements at every stratum, from the federal level to the local school board, for daring to assert that they, the parents, should influence curriculum. Concerned parents have been labeled as “domestic terrorists” for showing up at school board meetings, demanding that their children not be taught CRT or not be subjected to boys and girls sharing the same restrooms or locker rooms at the same time.

We have all been aware of these news stories. And unless we’ve tuned to mostly secondary news sources, not mainstream news outlets, we’ve been bombarded by news slanted so that we are made to seem like the lunatics for disagreeing with the woke culture, and the perpetrators of the woke culture are made out to be the enlightened, sane ones in today’s America.

Lou Dobbs and his guest had to admit that with the ubiquitous mainstream news and the governments in the hands of mostly woke types in many cases, it would indeed be a fight to awaken the numbers of Americans necessary to overthrow this evil. However, such a revolution of change back to sanity was possible with the awakening taking place because of the woke evil in our faces constantly.

One such news item seems to somewhat support the contention.

A majority of Americans say that male and female are the only two genders, and that schools shouldn’t be allowed to counsel children about gender or sexuality without parents’ consent, according to the results of a survey released Monday.

The survey was conducted by Rasmussen Reports among 1,000 American adults from Dec. 21 to 22, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points at and 95 percent confidence level. It comes amid a social media firestorm sparked by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, who was accused of engaging in “hate speech” for insisting that there are only two biologically distinct genders.

“Transgender activists have accused J. K. Rowling of ‘hate speech’ for saying it, but most Americans agree with the Harry Potter author that there are only two genders,” the report said. (“Most Americans Don’t Trust Teachers, Schools With Children’s Gender Identity: Survey,” by Bill Pan via The Epoch Times, December 30, 2021)

Despite the encouraging survey result mentioned here, I must say I can’t match Mr. Dobbs’ optimism. I believe that the year 2022 finds this generation in America and on the earth too far into the reprobate mindset of Romans 1: 28. Rather than seeing a great move within our churches and among our pastors to begin rectifying the cultural rot through turning to God in all the Heaven-prescribed ways, the church as a whole looks the other way to different priorities. The evil and wickedness manifest through this thing called woke run rampant. Our God, through Isaiah the prophet, put it this way.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” – (Isaiah 5:20–21)

This condition of seemingly incorrigible corruption as we face 2022 seems to match Jesus’ words about His sudden intervention into the affairs of mankind, when things will be like they were in the days of Noah, and again in the days of Lot.

It is incumbent upon each Christian who reads this to seriously consider whether we are woke or awake. There might not be a Great Awakening taking place as secular pundits such as Mr. Dobbs and some religious personages apparently believe. As a matter of fact, I’m convinced there is no such movement coming. But it is time for each Christian to awaken to the fact that Christ’s Second Advent is blazing across the prophetic horizon.

First there must come a time of horror such as has never been or will ever be — according to Jesus Himself. That is the reality facing all of humanity – with the exception of those in God’s family.

It is time to be awake to how near is Christ’s call to His own in the air above this judgment-bound planet. This individual awakening should inspire each of us to do our utmost for His highest, as Oswald Chambers put it.

What a glorious eternal day it will be to hear our Lord and Savior say, “Well done, good, faithful, servant!”

— Terry

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alisani

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Great article and I agree 100%. I wonder what percentage of true believers realize that time is short?? How many are truly watching for His return??
I'm always curious about those kinds of things. So much spiritual stagnation here but it seems in other parts of the world, people are on fire for God. I look for the day when I am forever surrounded by the outpouring of love and glory and honor to God.
 

rks7777

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Let me get this straight. I’m supposed to be encouraged by the news that a “majority” of Americans say that male and female are the only 2 genders and that schools should not be allowed to counsel children regarding sexuality without consent of the parents? A “majority” believe this? Get back to me when 100% of Americans believe this. The fact that we have a poll asking a question like this shows exactly how far gone we are.
 

RobinMc

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For as long as I'm here, I'm going to obey the law, help others, vote in elections, but the days of 'saving this nation' are gone. Will there ever be another honest election in the US? I don't think so, they've learned how to rig it and get away with it. They darkness is increasing daily and evil seems to be winning in the gov'ts of the world, the media, big businesses. Many cross to the other side when staying out of it would actually be beneficial to them. Satan has a lot of minions on this planets and many are in very high places. How many has he taken up on that mountain and offered them the world if they would just do what he asks of them? It looks like a lot of them took him up on the offer. I try very hard to pray for our gov't and for God to open their eyes. But sometimes I want to ask God to clean house. Forgive me for that.
The days have to be short. They have to be. Please, let them be.
 

alisani

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I try very hard to pray for our gov't and for God to open their eyes. But sometimes I want to ask God to clean house. Forgive me for that.
The days have to be short. They have to be. Please, let them be.
:hug I hear ya. We know the value of God's grace. But we are also jealous on His behalf and so we hate the evil we see. It can be a challenge to separate the person from their sin. I confess to similar struggles. God will equip us in every way for every moment until we go home. Soon.
 

lismore

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I wonder what percentage of true believers realize that time is short?? How many are truly watching for His return??
I have always found this a good bible verse to share to wake sleeping believers up:
2 Timothy 4:8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Those who have longed for his appearing will receive the crown of righteousness. God Bless :)
 

JoyJoyJoy

I Shall Not Be Moved
I have always found this a good bible verse to share to wake sleeping believers up:
2 Timothy 4:8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Those who have longed for his appearing will receive the crown of righteousness. God Bless :)
Sister, I think that may apply to most of us here on RF!!
 
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