“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power…. Avoid such people.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away[a] and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:9-13
America is now learning what Europe has already experienced from extremist groups such as Antifa. Antifa which claims to fight racism and fascism is not what it seems. This movement started in Germany and is known as the “Black Block” and consists of anarchists and revolutionaries who wish to squash democratic, capitalistic governments as their ultimate goal. They are against everything that America has traditionally stood for… God, family, and freedom. Conservative values have no part, or tolerance within Antifa. If you express traditional Biblical values, you will be sought out and your home and/or your family attacked. And, because they love the violence that they do, they will record the whole event and blast it over the web to show off what they will do to those who oppose their views. Europe has found this out all too well as groups like Antifa have been steadily on the rise over the last decade. This has already started in America and will only grow worse as time progresses. Their goal for the US is to make America, “ungovernable.”
Be prepared that if you follow the teachings of Jesus, traditional Biblical values, you will become more and more of a minority as time progresses, and more and more hated.
““If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.” John 15:18
“23 Whoever hates me [Jesus] hates my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’” John 15:23-25
Father God, I pray for strength for those of us who follow your traditional values of truth. Help us to stand up for your truth in love, no matter the consequence. We pray for those who are blinded by hatred that their eyes would be open to see the evil that they are doing and the harm that they are doing to others. Lord, we pray for justice for all people, in love, and not violence. Stop those who oppose your truth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.