There is little more clear to me than that there is an overt total war on traditional Christianity, Jesus and the Bible. It's moving on all fronts, from the cultural, political . . . and, of course, physical with outright genocide occurring in various locales around the world.
It is quite a testament to the threat that the world and the wicked consider Christianity to be--no other religion or cultural bent receives anything like the hatred and assault that does traditional Christianity. It starkly shows the fundamental battle. There really are only two sides. Jesus vs. the world (rebellion/sin/evil) in all its permutations.
While it is disturbing and disheartening at times to watch the lackluster, tepid defense of the Faith that most so-called "believers" give (if they give any) . . . on the positive side, a great sifting is going on, separating the false from the true Believers.
I had a dream last night where I discovered that a cadre of Cuban military/communists had moved into a house next door. I was warning a child--perhaps a grandchild in our place . . . to be careful what he did and said. I pointed out our window to a particular window pane across the way and showed him that a figure (in green uniform, green Castro style cap) was watching us.
Haven't had a dream like that--a warning, alert type dream perhaps--in a while. I don't think it is far fetched at all. I expect there will be a time in the not too distant future . . . where it will be common to have households in every community, neighborhood which are filled with "watchers" . . . spies . . . cadres of revolutionary forces put there to report on and affect potentially "troublesome" citizens/patriots/Christians.
Always, keeping the eternal prize in mind, weighed against this swift, test of a life . . . is a way to get through. There will be intimidation and outright persecution. Sifting, winnowing will occur. The phony believers--the dross--will easily be pried off "The Church", leaving only the gold to stand.
And all will answer the final Judge--all will be exposed in the end--and dealt with justly.
That God is JUST and GOOD, should terrify these foolish interlopers on His property and people.......
This is what they hate, what they fight--that God is Holy and Just and Good. They want to carry on with their rebellion with no consequences, no judgment. But they will answer for all their evil done toward God and His beloved people. He has made this quite clear. Praise God.