I have previously written how the United States has become a very evil country, perhaps the most evil country in the world right now, and that God's judgment seems to be imminent. We saw further evidence of just how evil we have become earlier this week when Project Veritas published an interview with a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower who revealed that not only are we allowing known criminals and child sex traffickers to cross the border into this country, we are issuing Employment Authorization Cards so that they can stay in the country legally to work. I have compared our modern times to another period of world history where a great nation was destroyed by God's judgment, the nation of Israel/Judah in 586 BC, and how the prophet Jeremiah stood alone as a prophet in warning the people of imminent disaster, while being mocked by the religious class of his day, and even his own family. The similarities between Israel in the 580s BC and the United States today are striking: child sacrifice, sexual perversion, corrupt religious leaders, the rich and powerful corrupting justice, and deceit and lies being the norm, where the truth is rare. Jeremiah stood alone, but he was proven correct, when Jerusalem was surrounded and starved to death, and then destroyed. I also wrote about one of Jeremiah's contemporaries, Ezekiel, who prophesied in the country of Babylon where he had already been deported to, prior to the fall of Jerusalem, and how he was called to be a "watchman" to warn the people of the coming disaster. In this article, I want to look at another contemporary of Jeremiah and Ezekiel who lived during that time: Daniel. Daniel and a few others were young men who were from the royal family, from the line of King David, who were carried off into captivity in Babylon, and apparently castrated so they could not marry and produce children, and then sent into training to serve in the court of the king of Babylon. The book of Daniel teaches us that even as a minority serving under hostile forces, if we resist evil and tyranny, fearing God more than we fear the tyrants, we can expect God to act supernaturally to overcome evil and protect his own people.
When we walk in the Kingdom of Light refusing to be defiled by the culture of the world system which is part of the kingdom of darkness, we go against the crowd exposing their sins and the weakness of their system. Their natural reaction is one of anger, and so persecution is the natural outcome.
Are you shaping the culture around you, or is the culture shaping you?
by Brian Shilhavy
Read Daniel chapter 1.
But Daniel resolved that he would not […]