We all tend to never give up on hope, and we should not. But, neither are we deniers of truth; we are realists. And Christian’s who are truly in Christ have this internal voice, which prompts us to clarity of mind. The things that we are observing, we know are not good — not for this nation nor for the world that once was led by her.

We have watched her crumble from within. First we watched as the public schools forced believers to withdraw their children from their class rooms. Those who didn’t, and who also didn’t engage with their kids in their learning in order to guard their lives most likely lost them. They were often lost to a socialist agenda.

At the same time we stood by as representatives of The Church and watched and mostly accepted the attacks on the minds of this nation’s children. We were watching as our leaders not only sanctioned but bought into this same socialist mindset.

We watched as a sexual revolution steamrolled over Hollywood and eventually over the nation. The church again for the most part remained silent.

We watched as the drug culture overcame the minds of the poor and the middle class.

We watched as our borders collapsed.

We watched as the news media silenced all but the socialist leaning voices.

Now the church mostly watches as some in our midst attempt to make their voices heard with sounds of warning of this coming new world order, which may or may not be the final Order.

The American church has bought into the thinking that it is the nation that is the light on a hill, when in fact it is us (the church, who are to be that light.

Luke 11:33 “No one lights a lamp and puts [it away] in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. (NASB2020)

Jesus lit this light. He calls it My church. This nation was originally born out of the European persecution of that light. Today that persecution is erupting here. Today the nation which once aided in the delivery of that light to the world is attempting to close off the flow of fuel for that light. But the fuel does not come from man or his governments, but from God.

Though it does seem from scripture that in the end the church body may slumber and the oil may get low in the lamps; still the light will not go out, not completely.

Matthew 25:6 “But at midnight there finally was a shout: ‘Behold, the groom! Come out to meet [him.]’ 7 “Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. (NASB2020)

No, the light will not go completely out, but it is the rest of this story that should concern the church of this day.

Remember the Biblical picture is clear. A nation that is weak spiritually is given weak leadership.