I am very concerned about the situation in Burns, Oregon with the Bundy standoff there. . . . I mentioned it on the show with Zeph at the beginning of the year as one to watch and I've been following it for over a year when I heard of the BLM targeting the Hammonds and other ranchers in what looks to be part of an overall Agenda 21 nationwide land grab. . . .
I've always thought it would be just a matter of time until the FBI and DHS and whoever else goes for the violent option. Everybody involved there fears another Waco slaughter of sorts. . . . If so, it really could be the spark that kicks of a minor civil war and eventual martial law crackdown.
Regardless of all that . . . the killing of peaceful protesters in support of Constitutional rights in America is an ominous portent. And very simply I pray that violent reprisal by the government NOT be the route taken by the Feds. I pray for a peaceful resolution of some kind for all the souls involved there. . . .
"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful
generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in
the glory of His Father with the holy angels." --Mark 8:38
It is going to be more and more and a real challenge for the believer to stand for The Truth--to proclaim loyalty and support for the Lord, Jesus Christ; to say His name unreservedly, fearing not the repercussions from the world who hates Him. Do we hide our belief? Do we keep it on the down low? Are we ashamed to say we are Christians and believers in the Bible? Do we seek rather to blend in and mingle with the world such that none would notice our allegiance and purposes? Or are we prepared to stand for righteousness and for God's sake above all?
This matter will become an increasingly poignant dividing line as oppression and persecution grows steadily as the cultural norm. . . . Are we prepared to lose all for His Name's sake? Or do we already hide our light and hope no one notices our quiet, hidden confession?
Much will be revealed as the stakes get higher and we will see who is really for or against Him. . . .