So there’s a lot of folks gearing up the rhetoric about martial law.
Maybe it’s close. The folks who actually know aren’t talking, and everyone talking is unlikely to actually know. But it could be.
First of all, I’m pretty sure the government itself isn’t ready. When you think about all the frenzied buying they’ve been doing to gear up for trouble, it’s not enough. Even if they have twice what I’ve seen reported, it’s not enough. I believe they completely underestimate what crazies can do with simple hand tools and stuff you can pick up off the ground. Despite my statements most Americans will cow down and do what they’re told, I believe the Feds are underestimating the resistance.
Second, I doubt the self-styled resistance is as ready as they believe. They’ve been buying up all sorts of things and making some folks very rich. Meanwhile, everything they’ve done has been recorded and traced, for the most part. While the government may not be able to confiscate that stuff, they are aware of it and can counter the effects of some of it. Hey, Oklahoma wildfires can consume a lot of prepper stuff. But truly, most of them simply don’t understand genuine independence in the sense required, simply because they don’t even have the most basic emotional independence. Most of them aren’t prepared for the amazing duplicity they’ll encounter. They aren’t ready to do what it takes. But they’ll probably learn if they survive the first little bit of trouble.
The Christians are most definitely not ready. Most of them will not be able to process what their eyes will see. They don’t realize they will be drafted to support martial law, or lose all their tax exempt facilities and property. That will keep most of them under control, because they can’t imagine operating without it. They already support the most awful oppression and slaughter of their fellow Christians in the Middle East, and refuse to hear when you tell them. Most of them will stoutly defend the government, for all the wrong reasons, convinced God has registered to vote in the elections coming up.
And maybe I’m just a crazy fool, but I figure a tiny handful are ready to do what the Bible actually teaches. That starts with deciding you really don’t care that much about stuff, about life here on this fallen plane, which is all one big lie. Then you go on to offer your life and all you control as a sacrifice for the sake of living Christ’s love. And you realize politics don’t mean much, but they can be entertaining if you observe with detachment.
Yes, tribulation is surely here, even now, and getting worse by the day. It’s our natural element, and we should welcome this opportunity to test our resolve to walk in the footsteps of the One who carried His Cross.
Addenda: In response to an off-line question I should note something wise eyes can detect. You have to understand the US government is a terrorist organization on a large scale. That is, they use terrorist tactics to steer people. So, for example, they’ve been baiting the “real heroes” for quite some time. These are the people they’ll arrest or kill first.
You may recall an infamous aircraft hijacking some decades ago. The terrorists’ first act was beating up on some old granny. That’s because anyone with a will and some skill to rescue abused grannies would jump up right away. It’s never very many, usually young and not so wise. In this case, it was a US military man. He was savagely beaten even worse than the granny, tortured a good bit, then murdered as an object lesson to any other heroes among the passengers.
So the first people who bravely resist martial law imposition or any similar measures will die horribly and very publicly (because previous efforts didn’t have the desired effect), and those captured alive will be tortured for information about other “patriots”. Anyone who has been posting vitriol, threats and discussing resistance tactics online will be watched, at the least. People who have invested in guns and ammo, and any prepper stuff, will also be watched. Any sign of independence is already being punished in very loud and public displays of crushing oppression. I’m surprised it’s currently the FDA leading so much of it, going after folks who dare to promote food contrary to FDA guidelines — raw dairy, home grown vegetables, free range animals, organic and natural remedies, etc. Of course, anyone daring to suggest police activities might not be right in all cases are harassed at the very least, with some arrested, tasered (tortured), and/or killed.
They want you dependent and cowering in fear. Keep your eyes on that.