What We Can't Not Know By Pete Garcia Professor and author Dr. J. Budziszewski, wrote…
For Such a Time As This
By Pete Garcia
I received a notice from my mortgage servicing company the other day that said someone had illegally accessed files from their server and my information (along with many others) had been compromised. Between the Russian war, supply chain issues, out-of-control national debt, skyrocketing inflation and crime rates, mandatory mRNA mandates, gender-confused Supreme Court Justices and college swimmers, and about a billion other things wrong with the world today, all I can say is, welcome to 2022.
As messed up as the past few decades have been, it’s no wonder why one of the most popular genres of movies is period pieces and fantasy. Who doesn’t want to go back to the 17th century, or the Shire of Middle Earth, and forget all about 21st century cancel culture? That is until they began putting leftist ideology into your favorite movies. I mean, the left has already ruined: the NFL, college football, children’s storytime library hour, elections, churches, universities, female sports, and so on…why not ruin the movies as well. Maybe they can add in some transgendered dwarfs and social justice elf warriors to the new Amazon adaption of the Lord of the Rings. Ah well, it seems there is nothing sacred anymore to the left.
Why should anything remain sacred though? I mean, the left’s first target was the unborn baby way back in 1973. Since then, tens of millions of babies have been slaughtered on the altar of convenience. If they weren’t safe, then nothing else should be, right? These days, the left isn’t even stopping at killing the unborn…they’re going after the perinatal (post-birth) as well in California. It seems like the leftists in California are just begging God to go full-Sodom and Gomorrah on them. (See Genesis 19:23-25 for more insight) But California is not alone in its pursuit of the title “most wicked state,” New York, Vermont, Maryland, Illinois, Rhode Island, and Virginia (under the previous governor) are also championing, or have championed, their own versions of barbaric infanticide bills.
The argument used to be that since men can’t have babies, men can’t have any say on the issue of abortion (my body, my choice!). Ironically, since adult female leftists can no longer identify what a “woman” is anymore, then I guess men can have a say now on the issue. Well, that and the hijacking of all women’s sports since gender is a variable shifting spectrum instead of a biological reality. So much for all the gains, the feminist movement has made over the decades! And the left’s obsession with the normalization of sexualizing children has finally come out into the light. But we really shouldn’t be surprised at all this, I mean, if gender is not real biological reality, then neither is age. As the old John Wesley quote goes, what one generation tolerates, the next will embrace. We’ve seen this with abortion, divorce, homosexuality, transgenderism, and now, pedophilia with Disney of all companies, leading the charge.
Contrastingly, the pro-evolution crowd is squirming uncomfortably in their university-tenured seats, unsure of what to do now that biological truths can simply be swept aside with the right mob of angry “wokesters.” I guess the “settled science” of Darwinian evolution, climate change, big bang theory, covid-19, vaccinations, etc. isn’t really settled after all. Furthermore, in all the serious discussion regarding the perils of climate change, do any of the “experts” bring that gigantic ball of fire in our sky into ANY discussion? They act as if the Sun has nothing to do with the heating and cooling of the planet.
Globally speaking, our present administration is obsessed with protecting Ukraine’s border, but not our own. We have a president who should be on hospice care at a nursing home, and not leading the free world. His mouth has begun cashing checks that the rest of the country is now having to pay for. Not even his own administration can walk back the nonsense he’s spewing on a minute-by-minute basis. Even if he manages to serve out a full term in office, the geopolitical damage he’s done (Afghanistan withdrawal, Ukraine) will be virtually impossible to repair. Not only that, but the rotation between the Obama-Trump-Biden presidencies has confirmed what Vladimir Putin has been saying all along to the rest of the world— the USA is agreement incapable (meaning it will constantly renege on treaties as it changes administrations).
But what if that is all by design?
What I mean is, what if the powers-behind-the-throne (i.e. deep state globalists) wanted a guy like Biden in office to do exactly what he’s doing…deliberately trashing the US? I mean, Joe “Corn pop Dogface pony soldier” Biden couldn’t fill a high school gym before the election, and somehow the mainstream media want us to believe he got 80 million votes? Come on man!
I’m not intending to sound harsh, but our current president is visibly demonstrating 13 of the 15 signs of dementia. He has no business being president. The fact that his handlers have him out in the spotlight at all is ‘elder-abuse.’ Nope, they got him in there to do one thing – sign everything in front of him regardless of what it is. The fact they (NYT, WAPO, FBI) are bringing the Hunter Biden Laptop scandal out in the sunlight, can mean only one thing – they intend to use him until they have no more use for him.
If that weren’t bad enough, we have virtually every Fortune 500 company tripping over themselves to be more politically correct than the company next to them. From mandatory DIE training (Diversity, Inclusion, Equity), to blatantly anti-white propaganda, the race is on to get woke. Airlines, government agencies, and basically everything within blue states is still rigidly enforcing mask mandates, which the CDC has now admitted to be both unscientific and ineffective. Right about now, having to face Sauron in the Shire, or Vikings in the 9th century sounds far more appealing.
So why am I here?
Did God mess up and put me in the wrong decade, or even century?
As appealing as it would be to not have to put up with the sheer insanity going on in the world today, our Christian forbearers would have killed (not literally) to live in our day. They would love to have seen the rebirth of Israel. They would love to have seen the coalescing of the revived Roman Empire. They would love to have seen all of the birth pangs we are witnessing today. True, it’s no fun living through it, but we are right at the tippy-point of the spear where the metal meets the fleshy body of the 70th Week of Daniel (aka…The Tribulation). And that is something they could only have imagined in their wildest dreams.
Furthermore, we know the Rapture has to happen before the Tribulation begins (yes the Tribulation begins with the first Seal Judgment), and I’m betting they would love to have seen that too. We are so close to the end we can not only hear the hoofbeats of the four horsemen, we can hear their horses snorting. We’re at that point where nothing left has to happen before the Tribulation begins.
Like many of you, I’m actually surprised we are still here. Consider all that has already happened.
Rebirth of national Israel — check
Revived Roman Empire — check
Wars and rumors of war — check
Earthquakes, pestilences, famines — check
Deception and false messiahs — check
Global Digital Currency — check
Antichrist candidates lining up — check
Global desire for a one-world-government — check
Technology to enforce worldwide surveillance — check
Gog and Magog lining up — check
Lawlessness and the love of many grown cold — check
Global wickedness and the normalization of perversion — check
Seriously, I’m surprised, no, shocked we are still here.
But surprise or not, God intended for you and I to live in such a time as this. In fact, before the world began, He assigned you and I to live in this exact moment of time to be the ‘salt’ in an increasingly rotting world, and a ‘light’ in the day growing dark.
Yes, things today suck.
Yes, the wicked seem like they are always winning.
Yes, the tide of evil seems like it’s not just some rogue wave, but a tsunami that just keeps flooding in.
But we are to be busy about the Lord’s work because we are quickly running out of time to work. One day very soon, we are going to hear that shout and the trumpet, and we are going to be called up into immortality…and then, we will forever have to live with the work we did in this life. Will you be like that lone soldier who has but one ribbon on his chest, or will you be the one decked out like a North Korean general?
(I know I know — we’ll get crowns but, you get the point!)
I told one of our readers that in ten million years, who’s going to care what anyone thinks about our sharing the Gospel with them. Either they will have ignored and mocked us, and are now in eternal damnation (hopefully not!), or they will be with us in glory and eternally grateful that you did. But the more honest truth is, one second after the Rapture, you’re not going to care what anyone thought about you sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with them. You’re going to be transformed from mortality to immortality. From corruptible to incorruptible. And then, you will become fully recognized citizens of the eternal kingdom.
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” – Philippians 3:20-21
Now, that is not to say it won’t matter in the Bema Judgment, because it will, but what I’m speaking about is not the results of our efforts, but the faithfulness of our efforts. You see, we aren’t judged for the results, just the effort. We can’t make anyone come to Christ – that is solely on God the Holy Spirit to draw men unto Christ. We can only plant and water. If we are fortunate to bring some souls with us, all the better. But we can’t change hearts – that is a God thing.
If God knows the plight of the sparrows or knows every star by name, then He chose Esther to live when she did. That also means He chose Daniel and the rest of the Old Testament prophets to live when they did. He chose the Apostles to live when they did. If that is true, then if you are alive and reading this today, you were chosen by our Creator to live in such a time as this.
If you are fortunate enough to be a student of Bible prophecy, then you are even more blessed, because you are not only living to see the days so many longed to see, but are also that wise servant who is watching and waiting for their Master to return. We are not just discerners of the skies, but discerners of the signs of the times. So be thankful to God that you live now, instead of the 13th century. Be thankful that you live now, instead of the early 20th century. God has chosen us to live in such a time as this, to be His heralds of the age to come. Now, get busy. We are running out of time.
“Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.” – Luke 12:37