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Summary: We are the last hope of western civilization. And for America. We are the light of the world. Don't hide your light, but let it shine. Shine brightly because we are the people of the promise.

We are the last hope of western civilization. And for America. We are the light of the world. Don't hide your light, but let it shine. Shine brightly because we are the people of the promise. We are the chosen of God in the world. Jesus lives in us. We have the power to shape the world. There is great danger lurking in the darkness, along the quiet streets, and in the noise of the great cities. Wicked forces hatch their schemes, darkness prevails. Yet there is great light, lingering among the people triumphing in their hearts, standing firmly against the dark. The great struggle continues. We are the carriers of the sacred fire. We are the people of the light.

"Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins." -Isaiah 58:1

Across the eastern world, across Africa and the middle east Christianity is growing by leaps and bounds. More than half of Africa is believing in Jesus today. The underground church in China is the fastest growing in the world. South Korea is a haven of Christianity, while North Korea is a dark orwellian nightmare society. Russia has enacted anti-evangelizing laws, but the church there is now going under ground, continuing to grow. The gospel is moving steadily through India. Christ is moving through the Muslim world through dreams and visions. It's true.

"All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." -2 Timothy 3:12

There are those who fight that battle everyday. Many are indigenous missionaries, some are foreign missionaries. It's an exciting prospect. But my concern, my calling is upon the home front. My calling is focused on western civilization, on America and Europe. Because western man, brainwashed, and a bit drunk on modernity, and the technologies and the sciences, moved in arrogance away from God. Such is leading to chaos. Ironic that the 3rd world is turning to Christianity in such a massive way, while at the same time the 1st world is arrogantly embracing a lifeless secularism.

The world is divided along different lines, in conflict between the United States, Israel, and a few allies in Europe facing down China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and other middle eastern nations. World wars are common in our day and age. We've had two already. Wars are common, though some on the left seem to think humanity has moved past such problems. Remember when President Obama rebuked Putin for invading the Ukraine? He said this is the 21st century, this doesn't happen anymore. But it was happening, right in front of him. Leftist academic types, favor big government and total control because they believe they know best and that humanity is just so good, there is no need for checks and balances any longer. If everyone would just shut up, they'd fix everything with the government. Of course, the facts don't match that analysis. It's a naive worldview that fails to take into account the facts. They think humanity has "evolved" to be so great today. It's not true. Human nature hasn't changed.

The world has relied on America, the good guys, to be around the corner in battles like World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The world needs good guys, to protect Israel, to protect 3rd world nations, and to stand against evil regimes.

America today is in danger. America is facing an inward socialist insurgency. That's not a conspiracy theory, just a fact of life. They announce it openly. They use alinsky tactics to push it forward. They gathered around socialists like Bernie Sanders; but the goals are the same throughout the whole leftist movement. They seek domination, to transform America into their idea of a government controlled utopia.

I want there to always be an America around the corner to sweep in for the rescue. If America falls into chaos and disrepair, then the world will quickly be at the whim of China and Russia. These are corrupt regimes, set on self interest and total control of their populations. If America fades from strength and international influence, when these corrupt regimes invade countries, quietly taking control of places like the Philippines and Australia, there will be no overpowering force to set things right.

Somehow narcissists and cynics have managed to take control of the United States. They say stupid things like America is no different than the rest of the world. They fail to realize that freedom is rare in Europe. They fail to realize the good of America. They say America is solely to blame for slavery, though dozens of other countries had it before us and after us. They ignore the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of Americans who set the slaves free during the civil war. These cynics are never satisfied, never happy with things. They seek to change things. They seek to enforce equality by taking away freedoms, like freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and freedom of choice. They seek to silence and force Christianity from the public square. They seek to force pastors to do what they say, or else. They are corrupt and power hungry, but they control the media, so they are good at appearing righteous as they steal our freedoms and make war on religious freedom.

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