God has revealed how He operates in this world. You cannot hope to understand life until you embrace the heart-led way, the mystical approach to multi-level moral insight on reality. The Bible is full of discussion about how to understand human politics from that viewpoint. Further, it is our duty to seek a better grasp of the Ancient Hebrew way of viewing things, because our brains have been soaked and pickled in a collection of viewpoints hostile to the biblical approach. That’s the only way we can see where God’s hand is moving in our current political context.
Without some working moral grasp of God’s work in this world, we cannot participate as we should. It’s one thing to recognize your unique individual calling and have a clear view of how much you need to know about human events at large, but it’s another thing to pretend you don’t have to understand it at all. Without some heart-led perspective on the human context, you cannot fully engage your mission of revealing His glory to this fallen world. Our mission first is to live that glory, but the purpose of that glory includes persuading people who are wrapped up in what they falsely believe matters. A part of your heart-led moral duty is being aware of what drives them, aware of where they live in their own minds. You cannot help redeem them if you don’t know where they are.
So it’s just a question of degree how much you keep track of the big mass of propaganda published around the world. My calling demands a pretty high degree of keeping track, in part because it’s my prophetic calling to talk about it.
I’m not a fan of Eric Margolis, but he draws this image accurately: President Trump may well blunder into a nuclear war with North Korea, but he is damned and determined to make war on Iran. He had committed himself to serve the necon imperialists before inauguration. It was obvious to me in terms of my prophetic gift that things were headed in that direction, and I’m not the only one who offered that warning. As before, I stand by my prophetic warning that if go to war with Iran, we will face a disastrous loss. God gave me that vision before I started this blog almost nine years ago. That’s how prophecy works; it’s not about the prophet. There were other people warning of the same thing on a level of worldly wisdom, but I recall seeing other prophetic warnings, as well, from people marginalized as crackpots. Attacking Iran is a really stupid idea.
But apparently it’s part of God’s planned wrath on the US. He has always given nations warning and time to turn away from the path of destruction. America’s time has run out. Anyone with a prophetic gift can see it. It won’t be an apocalypse, but it will be painful tribulation. It will come with multiple human-sourced disasters and plenty more disasters from nature. Creation itself is repulsed by our nation’s moral cancer.
As we watch this slow-motion train wreck, keep praying for insight into how you can exploit things for His glory. It will require a measure of creativity from all of us, because we are going to see things seldom seen on this earth, and some of it will be totally new in some ways. Compassion and conviction will carry you through.