The ongoing battle for control of the United States of America
Surely we are living in the immediate days before Christ’s return. The signs are everywhere, and just as Christ and the prophets foretold, the mass of the people are ignorant of it. The subject in this paper is globalism vs. national sovereignty, and the ongoing battle for control of the United States of America.
America seems about as divided as it could be, perhaps equaling the days leading up to and involving the Civil War. The battle lines are not as clear, and the battle ground is muddy from propaganda, lies and half-truths. I’m going to tell it like I see it and it will be difficult for some people to receive and/or even understand. Regardless, this is my current viewpoint and understanding of what we’re facing, as 2017 kicks off with Trump at the helm and a fury of antagonists raging across our land.
Simply put, there are people who want to control the world as they see fit. Money and power go hand in hand. Money buys and corrupts power, and power takes money. It’s an epic game of rock, paper, scissors, with two of the powers trying to eliminate the third. If the third can be eliminated, really only one will remain. For the sake of this allegory we’ll call it money, power and freedom. If money and power can eliminate freedom, the battle is over because the money and power merge and there’s nothing left to overcome. If freedom can manage the money and/or power, freedom will keep things better balanced, or at least keep money and/or power at bay.
Today, January 25, 2017 in America, we have a five-day old President who at his inauguration declared war on the establishment of political power in Washington D.C. He said, and I quote,
“…today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.”
Why, oh why, did a huge percentage of Americans NOT rejoice at those words?? This is the closest thing to the American spirit that I have heard in my lifetime, and in my studies of history, I can’t recall a time so epic. (And there are some epic times in America’s history!)
This President has basically waged war on the establishment. To understand the ramifications of this, you have to have some understanding of what the “establishment” is. The establishment is not the Democratic Party and it’s not the Republican Party. It’s a small group of people who may identify with one of those parties or the other, but their agenda is the same. Their agenda is to own the wealth of the world and control its population. And they have a massive game plan to accomplish this. They don’t care which political party is in the White House. It’s irrelevant to them. They use their wealth and their power to control, intimidate, bribe, blackmail, or kill to meet their objectives. From my own studies, there hasn’t been an American President since Woodrow Wilson that was not controlled and/or run by them.
IF Trump cannot be controlled by them, America is in the best place it has been since the early 1900s. Their tentacles are far-reaching and they have agents in almost every possible sphere they can (CIA, FBI, NASA, military, House, Senate, DHS, etc.) Some of Trump’s appointments seem weak (comparatively) or controversial, but at a nominal glance I’m encouraged because they seem to be outside the establishment circle.
In a perfect world, globalism would make sense: “the belief or advocacy that political policies should take worldwide issues into account before focusing on national or state concerns”. [Encarta] If all nations and all areas of the world had the same objectives of honoring life, personal liberty, and the overall well-being of humanity, this would be somewhat simpler to do. However, this is not the case. Realistically, personal responsibility MUST take place before a corporate vision can be successful.
Our family decided to adopt a child out of the state system. We brought the child into our home. The child refused to follow our rules. The child was violent and destructive, deceptive and two-faced. The child began very damaging behaviors to our children already in the home. It was with excruciating emotional angst that we had to discuss the possibility that maybe we should NOT take this child in. We wanted to give the child a home. Our family was willing to love and support this child, but this child was unwilling to alter behavior or thoughts to be healthy in our home. We made the extremely difficult and painful choice to NOT adopt this child after all. The health of our family was at stake. The lives of other children would be so altered (was already happening) as to change their course. We simply could not do it. Globalism would have done it. That’s the difference between globalism and national sovereignty.
Had we gone ahead with the adoption, the dynamics of our family would have changed drastically and dramatically in the coming months and years, altered actually for the rest of our time on earth. Abuse was a part of this scenario, and abuse carries afflicters and victims with their varying circumstances. Our family identity would not be the same. Ever. As the head of our home, we had to decide to take care of the needs in our family first, and not damn the needs of our family for the sake of the destruction that would come simply from embracing things counter to our convictions.
Nations are nations because of cultural needs and identities. A people group that associate with one another form a nation, set up a boundary and governing laws, and then protect those boundaries in an effort to protect its citizens. That’s healthy. Boundaries are enforced and protected from those with harmful or destructive intentions. That’s healthy. The needs of my family may not be the same as the needs for yours. Am I supposed to alter my family’s needs to accommodate yours? I happen to follow the God of ancient Israel, the Creator of earth. If you follow the gods of Egypt, should I have to embrace your gods in my family? It would change the construction and fabric of our identity. Liberty tells me I should be able to worship my God and not have to worship yours. Globalism tells me I have to incorporate your beliefs into my own. And whoever is in power can then tell everyone what beliefs are to be adhered to.
Now if I decide I don’t like my current beliefs but like yours, then I can change my mind and I might want to move to become your close family friend to appease my new beliefs. That’s called changing citizenship. With personal autonomy and national sovereignty, we can do that. We have that choice. I just move to the country, state or neighborhood that aligns better with my new convictions. With globalism, that change is unnecessary and not possible because we’re put under one umbrella and must placate and acquiesce to whatever the standing rule is. There’s no protection for personal liberty in globalism. There’s no room for personal growth. The rule of thumb becomes what’s best for the community, and what’s best for the community is dictated by the ones with the power (which usually equates to those with the money).
America was the great experiment in personal liberty. And that experiment has afforded generations of Americans to exercise their rights in ways other parts of the world had never had the opportunity to do. It grew a nation of inventors and creators and scientists and authors (and the list goes on and on), and a nation that quickly rose to the top of affordable living, affluence, accessibility to needs and wants, and was dubbed the “land of opportunity” because it was founded on personal liberty. [And yes, many of those liberties were fought for, i.e. race and gender issues, etc., and yes there is much blight on our record, but our record still stands above every other nation of the world.]
Freedom is the enemy of absolute power. Period. And there is a growing group of people who want absolute power. They have diligently passed this baton on down several generations in the ultimate desire to have ultimate control for personal gain, at the expense of those they are attempting to control or govern.
As a Christian this is so easily identified in God. God is the ultimate power. He created all things and has power over all things. Yet He has given His creation freedom and chooses to not intervene with His power just to be “in control”. We are not His puppets. We are not killed or waylaid if we do not act in accordance with His character. My belief or unbelief in Him does not change His purposes or His plans. As Christ said, “He sends the rain on the just and the unjust.”
The spirit behind those who would want ultimate power and control is completely contradictory to God, who has ultimate power and control yet chooses to yield it in favor of personal liberty. (This is why Christianity is so offensive to Islam. We do not require your beliefs and we do not demand your allegiance. We give you the information we have and let you choose.) The spirit of globalism is the antithesis of freedom. It destroys individuality and creativity. Its agenda is power and control over people, but it masquerades as a “community” idea.
Globalism is the spirit of Babylon. This is Genesis 11 and Revelation 17-18. It is a people who do not want the rule of God. They want to call the shots, and they don’t want anyone to tell them their shots are in conflict with God. So they silence, contain, and/or eliminate the opposition. The American spirit and the Constitution of the U.S. give its citizens the freedom to believe as they believe and do as they are convicted, as long as their beliefs and convictions don’t harm another. The globalist spirit will dictate beliefs by dictating laws aimed at behaviors, and this works well if you’re of the same convictions as the globalists’ laws. If not, you have no liberty to do or believe differently.
Trump’s first actions were to secure national sovereignty. He removed the U.S. from TPP, which gives America sovereignty back in its trade policies, and not under the rule of a non-American entity. He is renegotiating (with the threat of removing America altogether) NAFTA to restore America’s sovereignty to dictate its own trade arrangements. He instated a temporary ban on Middle East refugees in order to vet the immigration process more diligently for the security of America. These are areas the prior POTUS and the establishment set out to strip America of its power and wealth. If America can be stripped of its power and wealth (remember the rock, paper, scissors analogy?), it can be stripped of its ability to ensure freedom and can be removed as a hindrance to the globalist agenda to rule the world.
Unfortunately, the screaming tantrum voices of an ignorant population of Americans are insistent on making this election about personal pet issues.
Obamacare was designed to ultimately fail, but not until it had stripped Americans of their wealth and the federal budget of its wealth. Trump wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it with healthcare that is not contingent solely on the federal government. He wants to enable states to meet the need of its citizens’ healthcare. We’ve mastered the art of being offended in America this past decade. We’re so busy being offended we’re unable to see what’s really going on. Obamacare was never about providing healthcare to American citizens. It was about removing autonomy from doctors, removing wealth from citizens and private sectors, and dictating mandates while stripping its citizens of their voice.
The media is owned and run by the establishment. They direct our attention where they want it to be and deliberately misinform areas they can’t completely hide or control. There is a deliberate effort to divide Americans, and depicting scenarios that trigger emotional responses to people’s pet issues (that have really just become idols) seems the easiest way to fool the people. People jump on these bandwagons with personal offenses and neglect to see they’ve played right into the establishment’s hands, like puppets on a string.
As Christians, we need to seize this opportunity before us as the Israelites did when Cyrus proclaimed Jerusalem was to rebuild the house of the Lord. The Scripture plainly says “the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus” and the people were called to respond. Not everyone responded, just those who understood the significance of the moment. While the details are different, the essence is the same. God has moved to stay the hand of the globalist agenda in America; we must respond. The spirit of globalism will prevail until our Lord’s return, but He plainly says He will bring this spirit down. (Revelation 18)
We do not need to declare America a “Christian nation”. That is unnecessary and will stir up the opposition faster than anything. We simply need to BE a nation of Christians. We need to live according to the mandates of our faith. We are to be the city on a hill, the light of the world, the salt of the earth. Then those who are lost will go to the hill, those who are blind will go to the light, and those who are tired of the drudgery of the world will go get salt.
The Scriptures are pretty clear about how this is going to go down. We’re going to be co-laboring for Christ at the same time the world is partnering with darkness. It’s all going to be going on at the same time when He returns. (Matthew 24:36-51) Christians are ambassadors of Christ. (Ephesians 6:20) We represent Him, His interests, and His Kingdom in the nation we’re a foreigner to. We don’t really have the same customs as the world we’re posited in, but we exist there anyway until Christ brings our Kingdom. God ordained the nations and gave them their boundaries (Deut 32:8, Acts 17:26), and America is ours. We are to “occupy until He [Jesus] comes” (Luke 19:13) – and “occupy” there means “to busy oneself with, i.e. to trade” (Strong’s). So we’re to be busy with our trades, our gifts and abilities, being light and salt, declaring the Kingdom of God as we know it, and representing Christ here in America.
Time is short. Let’s be about our King’s business.
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