Satan is the god of this world, or the god of this age, the Olam Hazeh (oh-lahm haz-ZEH), to put it another way (2 Corinthians 4:4; John 12:31; Ephesians 2:2), and it is Satan that blinds the hearts and minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Jesus Christ.  Darkness covers Britain and the Western nations, places that were once open to the word of God are now closed or in the process of closing.  Society is not simply changing it is being changed.  An example is that, not so many years ago almost nobody was supportive of gay marriage including gay rights groups like Stonewall.  Now it is a foundational value of modern liberalism.  The speed of change concerning modern sexual issues has been extraordinary, and society has been steamrolled into accepting this change at the expense of being castigated.  Political Correctness has controlled any controversial or differences of opinion, and is being used as a “Force” driving us to the democratic destruction of democracy and towards a new world order.  Our political system is now rigged to this end.  The purpose of the manic force behind so-called climate change is to drive us into the arms of the New World Order.  The Climate Change chains are rattling, eager to enslave the human race, and those blinded by the god of this world, are eager to be chained.  Returning to the homosexual issue, it was first pushed to the forefront of modern thinking, and then, with government intervention and legislation, homosexuality was forced upon society as normal and good human behaviour.  Our schools are teaching it as such, indoctrinating our children with the lie.  Having won that battle, the force continued to roll on, morphing into GLB (Gay, Lesbian, Bi).  Because the homosexual battle had been won, new ground needed to be taken.  So that lesbianism wasn’t diminished it was changed instead to LGB.  Then a T was added, and then a Q, followed by stars and asterisks.  In a similar pattern to that of gay rights, women’s rights gathered steam in the 20th Century, and the waves roll on, destroying lives and wrecking careers.  We are not alone.  Across the pond, the American Psychological Association advises its members on how to remove harmful ‘traditional masculinity’ out of boys and men.

The Destroyers – the Loony Libs

It is as if the world has been thrown into confusion, disorder, and disarray as it has entered an even greater phase of derangement.  On ground level and to the naked eye, it is the loony liberals in all the political parties that have grabbed control, and who spew out their policies and agendas.  Irrationality has become the new norm as we are legislated into believing the unbelievable.  From the 19th Century as the glue that held society and the world together has gradually been demolished and removed over time, and the foundations of Christianity and God’s word are rejected, a void has been created.  At the end of the last century we entered the post-modern era, where all beliefs have been questioned and vanquished.   That rejection of all foundational things that made Britain great, has created a vast vacuum.  New, loony liberal ideologies are gradually filling the void and like a cancer, they are destroying us to the point of extinction, with Britain questioning its own right to life.  Britain is presently in the abortion clinic waiting, helplessly it seems, for its demise by those who know best.  To those who are neither rebels against society nor believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, the future continues to look very bleak indeed.  Someone advised that, the world is not falling apart, it is falling into place.  Those with understanding see that God is in control, working out His plan and His purposes.  He is never ever out of control.  At the time of writing, this weekend as many nations of the world are focussed on Japan where the World Rugby Cup is being played, and the Tokyo Grand Prix is taking place, the biggest storm (Typhoon Hagibis) in Japan since 1958 is about to hit the region.  Hagibis means, “rapidity” or “swiftness.”  God is sovereign in the affairs of men (Proverbs 21:1; Psalm 47:2; Daniel 4:17), and God rules the pride of the sea (Psalm 89:9), even the storms do His bidding (Psalm 148:8).  God is in control.

As a nation, we are becoming something other than what we were in past centuries.  Of course, Britain has never been perfect, but in the ensuing darkness, all the creatures of the night are coming out.  The anti-Semites are becoming bolder; perverts and perversions of various different kinds; the gremlins of false religion, including spirits of deception and demons of madness, violence, and witchcraft.  All are coming out of the woodwork – Slanderers, God-haters, the insolent, the arrogant and the boastful, inventing ways of doing evil (Romans 1:30).  Even the so-called eco-warriors are crawling out from their tunnels, to save the world once again, promoting Extinction Rebellion and causing disruption in the process.  Satan is prowling the streets of Britain.  There are those that conspire against God and man; the accusers, and the rebellious.  In all of this and man’s inhumanity to God, humans have the audacity to reject Jesus, but believe they can save the world themselves, by picking up and disposing plastic waste, along with scrapping various fuel types and products cows, and human babies.  The blind lead and the blind follow.  Prince Harry exclaimed that everything else is fine.  It is people that are the problem.  He issued a rallying cry in the Daily Telegraph for humankind to overcome “greed, apathy and selfishness” to guarantee its survival on the planet.  He warned that a “natural order” between humans and wildlife must be restored.  He heavily criticises climate change deniers.  He appears to ignore the fact that it is God deniers that are the real problem, even though we have had at least one-hundred-and-twenty-years of climate scare mongering.  First it was global cooling that is going to kill us all, now it is global warming that is going to kill us all.  A few examples of blowing cold and hot are: February 1895 in the New York Times, a headline read: Geologists think the world may be frozen up again.  1902 a Los Angeles Times headline read: Disappearing glaciers…deteriorating slowly, with a persistency that means their final annihilation…scientific fact…surely disappearing.  October 1912, the New York Times – Professor Schmidt warns us of an encroaching ice age.  1923 in the Chicago Tribune: Scientist says Arctic ice will wipe out Canada – Professor Gregory of Yale University, American representative to the Pan-Pacific Science Congress.  1923 in the Washington Post – The discoveries of changes in the sun’s heat and the southward advance of glaciers in recent years have given rise to conjectures of the possible advent of a new ice age.  1929, 27th March Los Angeles Times in “Is Another Ice Age Coming?” – Most geologists think the world is growing warmer, and that it will continue to get warmer.  1933, New York Times – America in Longest Warm Spell Since 1776; Temperature Line Records a 25-year Rise.  1933 – Federal Weather Bureau, Monthly Weather Review: Wide-Spread and persistent tendency toward warmer weather…Is our climate changing?  1938, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society: Global Warming, caused by man heating the planet with carbon dioxide, is likely to prove beneficial to mankind in several ways, besides the provision of heat and power.  1938, Chicago Tribune: Experts puzzle over 20-year mercury rise…Chicago is in the front rank of thousands of cities throughout the world which have been affected by a mysterious trend toward warmer climate in the last two decades.  There are many more examples and reports on both cooling and warming, up to the present day.

The woodsman was vastly experienced.  His work had taken him around the world, felling and removing unwanted and dangerous trees, sometimes growing in the most delicate of places and positions.  The woodsman finally returned to his home territory and the place where he first developed his skills.  He had no sooner returned home when he was called upon to enter a most dangerous mission.  Undaunted he snatched up his trusty axe, with a blade as sharp as a razor’s edge, and walked off into the forest.  Over the years, the woodman’s eyes had grown dim, and he could no longer see with any clear definition.  He stopped suddenly and looked down.  He saw two trunks that he considered dangerous, even though they were not of a great height.  They were placed awkwardly directly below him.  He was used to difficult challenges and decided the best means of attack was to take the trees down in one fell blow.  He swung his trusty axe and struck hard.  What happened next was totally unexpected.  Instead of trees falling, the woodsman hit the ground head first.  He had unwittingly chopped off both his legs, and lay there writhing and screaming in pain.  Many of us, whose eyes are not yet dimmed, have watched somewhat helplessly as Britain cuts off all that has been holding this nation up for centuries.  More than one swing of the axe has been necessary, but is no less devastating and destructive to the British nation.  Ok, it’s not a perfect analogy, but Britain is cutting off its legs from beneath the nation.  The judges have crossed a red line.  The politicians are fork-tongued with double-talk, and the Church is backslidden.  The West is falling fast, and there are no signs of any lasting respite.  The Supreme Court has swung the axe, striking a blow against the structures that separated politics and the court, cutting to the heart how our democracy functions.  The felling is a telling and is also an indication of how far we have separated ourselves from trust in God and in His laws.  For all the political contriving (and there are truck-loads of it), the way forward is no clearer than it was, and the state of confusion the nation was already in has only increased.  Unless there is a sea-change to the present course, we are heading for tyrannical rule. On ground level, the looney liberals in all parties are desecrating the political scene.  Life in Britain from the cradle to the grave will never be the same again.  Laws introduced by previous prime ministers have created a toothless Lion, with a Prime Minister that lacks bite because he has no power.  He is boxed in like a trapped animal.  Tony Blair has much to answer for.  Destabilisation of the constitution began when he replaced the law lords with EU-style Supreme Court.  And further erosion occurred through his Human Rights Act, which introduced vague principles into the law, and is a highly politicized model of judicial action.  Now a wide range of interpretations were made possible, empowering the courts, and pulling the teeth out from government, rendering it powerless.  Life in Limbo Land can offer only one thing, and that isn’t the Trekkies motto of ‘live long and prosper’.  A former Supreme Court judge, Jonathan Sumption, speaking on the decline in politics and the rise in law, claims that litigation is often politics by other means.  The dry rot that has been setting in over many years means that, Courts now stand in judgment over parliament and those elected to serve.  The responsibility of courts in our tradition is to uphold law, not what they consider to be good constitutional practice.  The increasing interference by judges is leading to the ‘rule of judges’ – not the ‘rule of law’.  We have flouted, disregarded, and abused God’s Laws, now we are doing the same with the law of the land.  The foundations of our society are crumbling.

It is my opinion that only God can create order out of this confusion and chaos.  But does He want to?  What is His purpose at this time?  The nation doesn’t want to know, the demented mother-of-all-parliaments doesn’t want to know, and the Church doesn’t appear to be that interested either.  In fact, the Church would rather hold fashion parades in its majestic cathedrals than to seek God’s face – ‘Look at those buildings, how magnificent they are’, while the face of God is defaced and forgotten, and truth is thrust to the ground having become simply a relic of times past.  Religion ruled the heart of man, as it is doing again; though in a different shape and form, it is from the same pit.  We are so policed today that we cannot disagree with the new morality without fear of prosecution for one kind of phobia or another.  People are being forced to agree with things that they do not and cannot believe or agree with.  The new foundations being created are built and constructed as barricades around our minds.  They are being put in place to fence us in like animals herded into one, big, false, belief system.  We are experiencing the beginnings of totalitarianism, not only in the UK but on a global scale, and it is gaining pace.

Though Satan is the god of this world, his final destination is the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10).  He has no place or existence in God’s new creation, neither in the new heavens or the new earth (Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 66:22; 2 Peter 3:12-13; Revelation 21:1).

Blessings and shalom,

Malcolm [11.10.2019]