THIS IS CHAPTER 24 OF THE E-BOOK, HIDDEN BEAST 2.
It describes what happens in the "time of the end."
(NOTE: The "2" after the title stands for Second Edition. This second edition was self-published by its author in 1990. No one else would publish the book is my understanding. The first edition, named Hidden Beast, was self-published in the mid-1980s. If you enjoy reading this (and many of you will not) you can get the whole book free as an e-book and there is a link at www.boblewisministries.org/end-times. It is my pick for the accurate interpretation of the Biblical End-Times. This chapter is one of the closing chapters.)
Sometimes to look forward in time, all we need to do is look back a few centuries. The author could not write about what is going to happen to us, and why, if Jesus were not standing as a light at the other end of this dark tunnel. This is like having a loved one who is terminally ill. Do you tell him of the pain he will soon suffer, or do you hide it from him?
One of satan's major goals has always been to silence the witness of the church, and prevent the lost from hearing the gospel. To accomplish this he uses several primary weapons. (1) Get sin into the camp, any kind will do. (2) Get the church interested in secular pursuits, like a building fund. (3) Get the Word of God out of the church, use commentaries instead. (4) Persecute the brethren. This persecution intensifies if a nation turns away from God.
If Satan is permitted to gain control in a country, he will attempt to destroy the Christians within it. Why? Because Christians do such things as praying and leading the Lost to Jesus. They stand against the enemy who is trying his best to turn people away from the Lord. At no time in history were the saints left untroubled when the land around them became violent and sinful. The 20th Century is no different. Despite our so-called "civilization," we have had the Nazis, Pol Pot, the Viet Cong, Idi Amin, Stalin, Abu Nidal, Hussein of Iraq, and the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution as modern examples. Christians and Jews have suffered terribly at their hands. Today, the true saints are persecuted in every godless land. That is a fact of life foretold in the Bible, 2TI 3:12, and elsewhere. But it couldn't happen here, right? Let's look at the short history of a modern democracy. One of the most civilized nations on Earth was a German Republic formed out of the ruins of the 1st World War. It had a constitution, not unlike our own. It was considered by many to be a worker's paradise. That country was the home of the Knights Templar of Crusader fame, the seat of the Reformation, the home of Martin Luther, and the Lutheran church, and a center of religious and scientific thought for all Europe. In the 1930s roving bands of violent youths began to terrorize the cities. Does that ever sound familiar? To stand against this anarchy, a charismatic leader was elected. Adolf Hitler was that leader. He was an occult figure, strong in the mysticism and mythology of the middle ages. He sold a germanic "New Age" philosophy. He romanticized the supremacy of the Aryan race. He even built a cult around it, complete with secret rites, and special signs and uniforms. Then he enlisted those same violent breakers of the law to enforce his new laws, and the persecution of Jews and of the church began. His symbol was the satanic double serpentine swastika, a variation of one of today's New Age symbols. A few short years after Hitler came to power, Nazi Germany had Adolph Eichmann, the Gestapo, the SS, and the gas chambers. The Nazis killed 6,000,000 Jews and numberless Christians. Estimates vary, but the death toll for the Second World War, in Europe alone, was in excess of 20,000,000 people. That number is so large that it loses meaning, but it comes into focus if you think of your own death and the deaths of your loved ones as a few of them. Now, we again have a nation going astray, this time it is our own. Prayer, Bible reading, and creation science are no longer permitted in our public schools. Our college campuses are floating in Hari Krishna, Hindu gurus, and the New Age. What a paradox; the Bible on which this nation was founded is forbidden to our children, but Far Eastern mysticism may be studied for college credits. To see the error of far eastern mysticism, all one needs to do is compare the conditions in Children of deception 225 Christian lands with the conditions in the lands those religions came from. One cannot divorce the misery of those people from the religious systems on which they rely. In the United States, abortion clinics have butchered over 22,000,000 babies since Roe vs. Wade. That is more than three times as many people as the Nazis slaughtered in their death camps. One van was found in California which contained the remains of 16,500 unborn infants, Some cosmetic companies are even using parts of these aborted babies in the preparation of their beauty aids. God will not forget, nor forgive. Though there will be a far more terrible reckoning later on, the Lord is now bringing this sin down on our heads in an unusual way. Did you know that an increasing number of healthy young American couples are unable to have children? HOS 9:16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. Violent youth gangs, and desperate drug addicts, have made the streets of many of our cities unsafe to walk on, or even drive-through. There are many neighborhoods of inner cities where the police are afraid to go, and do not patrol. It is too dangerous. In Washington D.C., our nation's capital, the quiet of almost every night is broken by sporadic bursts of gunfire, from fully automatic weapons, as young drug lords battle to expand their "turf." In our public schools, 125,000 teachers are threatened monthly, and there are 525,000 attacks and robberies monthly. Some are for school lunch money, but a high percentage are drug related. One year, in Detroit schools alone, there were over 120 shootings and hundreds of stabbings and other violent crimes. 70% of our high school students go to school armed, and their major fear is not nuclear war, but a breakout of school violence." To top it off, the truancy laws force parents to expose their children to this environment. Not one of us would deliberately send a child to a place where there are ongoing robberies, murders, prostitution, violence, drugs, profanity, and obscene language. So what do we do? We send impressionable Christian children into public schools where even teachers are afraid for their own safety. Armed gangs of marijuana growers roam freely over many of our National Forests and make them unsafe to hike in. Campers have been attacked and beaten. Our park rangers are not the Marines, and they are too outnumbered to drive these violent lawbreakers out," To compound the problem, our "loyal" citizenry supports these felons by buying and using the drugs they grow. It is estimated that 40% of our young adult population uses marijuana on a regular basis, and cocaine abuse is epidemic. If you are robbed or your house is broken into, there is a 72% chance that the person involved is a drug addict." Coupled with that, violent crime is on the increase.
Our pop music industry is dominated by drug-using rock stars who have become the cult leaders of our youth. Some of them are openly demonic, laying hands on recordings, and asking for the devil's blessing on it. The songs they sing glorify rebellion against parents, drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, violence, homosexuality, sadism, murder, and satanism. Every imaginable degeneracy. Our children know every lyric and sing along with every word. The image these rock groups portray is one of utmost depravity, and some of the lewd and obscene acts they perform on stage are too degenerate to record here. Satanic symbols and slogans can be found on almost every graffiti littered wall in America. The witchcraft and satanism marketed to our children through rock music, and the broadcast media, has influenced a new crime wave. Almost every major high school in the nation has a satanic cult operating within it. It is virtually impossible to get a police official to go on record about the Satanists, but it has been estimated by law enforcement authorities, that one out of every five missing children is probably the victim of these cultists. The Satanists sacrifice, and eat infants in their black masses, and drink their blood. Some of the women in these cults even act as breeders. They deliberately become pregnant, by anyone, and have babies for the express purpose of sacrificing them. Many Metro Squads are afraid to investigate these Satanists. They fear that the investigating officers will either be turned into Satanists themselves; or if their "cover is blown," that they will be murdered.
This is not happening in some dark and far-off jungle. All this malevolence is being committed by the offspring of doting American mothers who blindly believe in their children's innocence: ignoring the heavy metal and beat of drums, with a black light on satanic posters, radiating from their teenager's room...long into the night. How can this be happening here? Violent and demonic TV, movies, video games, and drugs, have spawned a generation of Americans that we do not know. A generation not unlike the Hitler Youth of the '30s. Old Testament and New, God saw the same sins and foretold their consequences: ISA 57:4 ...are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood. Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks? EZE 8:10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about. EZE 18:10-13 (excerpts) If (a man) beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood...and defiled his neighbour's wife, Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence...hath committed abomination...shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. What about our own Babylon, our financial institutions? By lending money to undeveloped countries our banks have ruined Third World economies. In many of these countries, the average yearly income, for a whole family, is far less than the 228 Hidden Beast II average American teenager has for his spending allowance. But, rather than forgiving their debt, we demand repayment from those who have nothing but a little plot of ground, and the rags on their back. To get our pound of flesh, we buy their food at prices their own people cannot afford to pay. This so inflates their local food prices, that the natives can not afford to eat the very food they grow. In this way we literally starve their poor. Then our banks lend them more money, to pay just the interest on their debt, which gets them deeper in debt. We pride ourselves on our social programs here, ignoring the fact that we have built them on the struggling backs of the peasants of the Third World. We are our brother's keeper, and God will not forget: AMO 8:4-6 Hear this, 0 ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell com? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah (bushel) small, and the shekel (dollar) great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat? JAM 5:1-5 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Our 30,000 churches are strangely silent on these and other issues. Many of them are playing with eastern religions disguised as meditation, positive imaging, visualizing, and the New Age. Some have even gone so far as to condone abortion, homosexuality, divorce, pre-marital sex, and the monetary practices for which the Lord destroyed the Israelites before us: EZE 22:26-29, NASB Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they hide their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. Her princes within her are like wolves, tearing the prey by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain. And her prophets have smeared whitewash for them seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, "Thus says the Lord God," when the Lord has not spoken.... Whitewashing over evil is not new. It has been around since Israel's time and longer. Will all this go unpunished? Not if our God is who He says He is! As Israel did before us, we have become more wicked than the nations round about us. We have turned from light to darkness, just like Satan did. In all history, God has never allowed these conditions to last for long. When the widow, and the poor, and the needy cry to Him, will He not hear? He will surely answer their cry, and that right speedily. How painful this is to those who sigh and groan over the abominations committed in our midst. Much of what is happening is beyond the power of the individual Christian to change. What are we to do? To answer that question, we need to take a look at the walled cities of Judah, and the ancient methods of waging war. [note: if you want to read the next chapter, go to the full book at https://www.boblewisministries.org/end-times.]