As major wildfires burn out of control across the entire state of California, one cannot help but ponder how God has dealt with the political realm in a more ancient era of time. I am of course talking in a real omnipotent way. But no. God did not create 10,000 lighting strikes over a short window of time to punish God-rebelling liberal politicians and citizens. Ironically over 10,000 lighting strikes placed around the greater portions of California, including its vastly rich economic resources, ought to be thought-provoking to anybody (even those God-spiting politicians).
“The number of fires – more than 360 across the state as of Wednesday afternoon, 23 of them considered major or complex – has stretched responders resources and forced evacuations in multiple communities, Newsom said. Some of them followed more than 10,000 lightning strikes during record heat over the last three days, according to Newsom. He also said they do not appear to be as severe as last years.”
Numbers 11:1 in the Bible says: “Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.”
Christians in California were delivered a quick left-hook to the stomach when Gov. Newsom and his turncoat administration decided to place a punctual muzzle on the voice of the congregation. Oddly, this oppressive decree happened only after he gave a speech about how poorly the Corona-virus lock-downs had performed overall in the Golden State anyways. Since then the Christian faithful have been diligently hard at work, praying, and making their hardships known not just to government officials but sending their complaints directly to God. Because “in the hearing of the LORD” -- their complaints have not gone in vain however. Just look at the increase in support of recalling Newsom in your local search engine.
Regardless of whether you are a believer in Christ, the fact remains that persecution, violence, and disaster have now become a very real part of our American fabric today. This is something that is not secretly hidden from view either—its wide-open for everybody to see regardless of faith or spirituality. So is there a coincidental relationship today to the disasters and civil unrest we are experiencing? Here in the land of freedom, prosperity, and liberty? Maybe not? Whatever the case, it should be left up to personal discernment.
You know what they say though, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…
The Governor said the state faces massive evacuations and scorching conditions. With COVID-19 restrictions, this whole disaster seems out-of-this-world. It is unfortunate that liberal political opponents to traditional America would take something such as disasters and use it as a political force to be pushed onto all residents of California. It is a draconian chess-match against The People. It is all politicized. Pandemics, domestic terrorist attacks, wildfires, lock-downs, regulations, policies, and a state governmental leader who is comparing rightly to pompous historical princes of times past.
I mean come on folks. Where has the support been by the State of California? In the 13th century, the European townsfolk would end up rioting and throwing cabbage and tomatoes at the greedy and insolent elite royalty. A well-versed 19th century author Mr. Heinzen tells us, "The princes, are the chief authors of all poverty and all distress." The word Tribulation in Greek means “distress under pressure.” Or also, to hem someone in, or internal pressure that causes someone to feel confined, restricted, or without options.
It is obvious that the Democratic party's leadership has established California as an anti-conservative stronghold and that persecuting Christians would be their last desperate attempt in attacking the conservative-base nationally. Even further, the mob known as BLM, is a Marxist organization being spun up to destabilize America. Its an organization that has been pushed and fostered by many left-wing institutions, certain governments, and their proxies. BLM and other “grassroots movements” are tools for a much larger and devious plan for the American fabric of society.
Today, we not only stand toe to toe and face to face with evil but also with the reality of earth groaning for its true Creator. Scripture does mention that in the end, good will be represented as bad and bad as good. It also mentions that in the end-times brother will turn away from brother, and sister from sister. The world is now a very divided place. Our last bastion of freedom is also divided.
Remember though that there is hope out there! Just look up friends. Jesus Christ is returning very soon, and sooner than many people would like to accept—even some Christians. He is where your strength comes from. So, chin up now! In the Age of Confusion that we currently exist as humanity, we truly are in a war on principality.
Daniel L. Smith,
 "California Gov. Newsom Says 367 Wildfires, 23 of Them Major, Continue to Burn in Statewide Emergency." Fox News, 19 Aug. 2020, feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/national/~3/PFDrBSSbbZA/california-newsom-wildfires-statewide-emergency.
 Ibid., Fox News.
 See: Numbers 11:1, The Bible
 Ferocious wildfires turning West Coast into hell on earth. (2020, September 9). New York Post. https://nypost.com/2020/09/09/ferocious-wildfires-turning-west-coast-into-hell-on-earth/
 Wittke, Carle. Against the Current: The Life of Karl Heinzen, 146. Chicago 1945.
 California churches rally against Newsom coronavirus restrictions. (2020, August 4). Worthy Christian News. https://www.worthynews.com/51833-california-churches-rally-against-newsom-coronavirus-restrictions
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