This is Their Hour, and The Power of Darkness…

Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?

When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.(Luke 22:53)

The ordeal of our Saviour in his trial and crucifixion are recapitulated in last days of this present evil age. It seemed as though evil had triumphed and with impunity was boasting in the defeat of all goodness.Where was God when corrupt high priests and scribes falsely accused Jesus and brutally abused him?

This is the situation we face today. It seems that evil and vice have prevailed, and that no good deed goes unpunished. Evil parades itself, it taunts the righteous, gloating in its apparent victory over all that was at one time considered good and decent.

This is Their hour, evidently, and the Power of Darkness. God is allowing Satan to “Make war on the Saints” for the time being and to overcome them.We were warned this would happen before the end.

It so happens that the West is in a state of civilisational paralysis, having forsaken the “cultus” part of its culture, ie christianity. The intellectual “elites” over the last century have led in a rebellion against the religion that made the Judeo Christian West, the greatest civilization in history.

Our Elites don’t have the will to absolutely and resolutely defend our own civilization, having bought into the philosophy of atheists and degenerates. Liberty and the rule of law were ideals that western people would die on the battlefield to defend, or even to liberate others to enjoy. We were not all christians , of course, but we operated out of a Judeo Christian ethos,willing to sacrifice blood and treasure to save others.

Every where in Europe and America our secular elite leadership so despise our own civilization, that they promote and exalt anything, even murderous and barbaric Islam, rather than our Judeo Christian culture that has brought such light and benefit to so many. Through Immigration and abortion and birth control, they seem to be trying to neutralize and cancel out the civilization that once was.
Truly the Psalmist is right,“the Kings of the earth and their rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Messiah!”.

There is no longer any doubt that both the Democrat and Republican parties despise America.

What else could it be, other than pure spite, to foist upon us a corrupt, bloated, semi demented relic of all that is wrong with politics in America, (Joe Biden) . He is the epitome of all that America rejects, but through blatant “in your face” voter fraud, He is now our President. His Vice President is so odious, even the Democratic party rejected her in the first round of the Primaries.

The Republican Elite obviously hate their own base, spending the previous four years helping the left to put one roadblock after another in the way of the Republican candidate that garnered more votes that any other candidate before.

They pulled it off on us “deplorable” though, and without even any subtlety, right? It turns out one can pull suitcases out from under tables, spike the numbers of false votes in the dead of night, and all on camera, and not a thing is done to stop it! Every defense of honest, legal, safe elections have been systematically removed over the years, leading to the debacle of 2020.

Georgia is perhaps our greatest warning, for within a month and a half of one blatantly corrupt election, the same corrupt state ran another identically corrupt election in order to insure that the only “stopgap” to the agenda of Communists, is removed by any means necessary.

The Courts have failed us as well, refusing to so much as look at the mountains of evidence presented to them, of this grotesque corruption of our nation’s system.

75 million voters have no recourse whatsoever. They have been lied about, called racist, lost their jobs and businesses have been destroyed, (Due to the ridiculous lockdowns), and now they are being blamed for a violent coup, by the same people who saw nothing to concern them when BLM and Antifa were literally burning down cities, business and even occupying blocks of private property.

Predictably the Democratic demagogues are exploiting our un healed national wound, Race, by lying about the difference in treatment of Black Lives Matter and the so called “Trump supporters” riot.

It is one thing to be lied to constantly, but we are beyond that. Now the pressure is on to force those of us who resist this evil to repeat these lies, or at least outwardly to agree with them, (to the loss of our soul). We must remember in this dark time of the apparent triumph of evil, the words of Jesus, when he looked evil in the face and proclaimed the sovereignty of the Holy God.

The infinitely righteous Judge of all of the earth is taking names and preparing to come in Holy vengeance.

And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.( 2 Thess 1:7-9)

This is your hour…. It is given by God to the beast to “male war with the saints and even overcome them…”, but only for a brief and set time of testing. God is allowing evil to parade in all of its naked deformity to give all men a clear choice, before the final judgment falls.

…and the power of darkness… . Darkness is not mere ignorance, rather it is the refusal to see and enter into the light. The unsaved people want this, they have insisted upon it, therefore for a brief moment, they are allowed to build their Utopia.This has happened because of years of resistance to the Holy Ghost, God is giving our societies up to what thay have long clamored for, a godless society ala Imagine, by John Lennon.

God delights in hiding his glory and power in apparent weakness…remember David, the littlest one of Jesse? Remember the capture of the Ark of God by Pagans? How could Philistines be allowed to handle the earthly throne of the LORD and not die instantly, as Uzzah? Remember the cross of Jesus? It seemed then also that all that is Holy,good and decent had been profaned and trampled underfoot, but “weeping may endure for the night, but in the morning, shouts of Joy! Maranatha!

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13 Responses to This is Their Hour, and The Power of Darkness…

  1. Brigitte Rosales says:

    I’m sorry to see you so upset. Remember that the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. The flesh is always trying to draw us away from walking in the Spirit.

    This really helped me earlier today —->

    1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

    5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

    12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity [love], which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
    ~Colossians 3:1-16 (KJV)

    Praying for you brother.

  2. Nicole Damato says:

    Amen Amen Amen! You speak the truth that is burning within all of us. Thank you Mr. Randles for confirming the truth when we are being gas lighted all day long. We are not crazy. Love Always, Nicole Damato

  3. Amen!
    John 3b …but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.

    Fear rules their heart.
    Maranatha:)

  4. Matt Elliott says:

    Bill, thank you for your perseverance in declaring the truth to all who will listen. Prior to reading this article, tonight as I was driving to work these very things were on my mind. I was trying to place myself in the shoes of someone who perceives what is going on and does not know Jesus and the truth of His word. I honestly don’t know how anyone could cope with what is going on without Jesus. Although I do agree with your assessment in discerning these times you have described it much better than I could have so again thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to work in and thru you to the encouragement of the saints!

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting the good fight brother, our God is faithful and His Word is true.

  5. Lynda A Brymesser says:

    Thank you for sharing Bill Randles. I believe there is a righteous anger that rises up toward the enemy and his plan for the world when you see these things happening in our country and seeing the stupidity of man in full display. Thankfully we know Who is in control. Thank God for His awesome plan for this world for those who belong to Him!

  6. hanakid@hawaii.rr.com says:

    The last few days have been troubling for me with all that has transpired, the fallacies against the Church, the issues of both the Democrat and Republican Parties, the treasonous election fraud, a failed judicial system and our Government. This has been my topic of prayer and this morning I got my answer from the Lord through your blog Pastor Bill. And I praise God almighty through Messiah Jesus for this answer. MahaloJeff Churchill

    —————————————–From: “Pastor Bill Randles Blog” To: hanakid@hawaii.rr.com Cc: Sent: Friday January 8 2021 6:10:30AM Subject: [New post] This is Their Hour, and The Power of Darkness…

    billrandles posted: ” Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: bu”

  7. GJ says:

    We have the Holy Spirit in us. He’s grieved at evil… we will also feel the same. Like you encourage… He still leaves it to the Lord to ultimately destroy so the Light will shine.

    Proverbs 8 13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
    Matthew 13 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

  8. Sandy says:

    I respect Bill and his teachings but I have to say that I take issue with the phrase ‘ridiculous lockdowns’. I believe that it’s an insult to those working on the front line particularly at this critical time of the pandemic. I think it would be good for people to spend a few days working on a Covid ward watching people of all ages with no underlying health conditions die and then see if their view changes.
    I think this lockdowns are giving us an opportunity to spend quality time with the Lord and as Bill said at the start of the pandemic, God has taken away the ‘bread and circuses’ which I wholeheartedly agree with. I believe God is behind the pandemic in an attempt to wake up the church. It really is only a pre-cursor to what is to come and to toughen us up for harder times ahead. I am making the most of the solitude and just grateful that I have food on the table and a roof over my head and not in prison or a concentration camp. Mask wearing and isolation is a small price to pay. As they say it’s easier to breathe through a mask than a ventilator.
    Keep looking to the Lord everyone.
    God bless.

    • billrandles says:

      Sandy I really appreciate your input. I assure you I am not denying the Covid,I know people who have did of it personally. In no way do I make light of the suffering and danger that Covid presents. In using the phrase “Ridiculous lockdowns” I refer to the practice of shutting down entire economies, shuttering small and even mid sized businesses, and Government mandating that church’s not meet or (in the case of California, they shouldn’t be allowed to sing!) When the Governors use this kind of thing to seize undue power, (the power to destroy enterprise, pick winners and losers,(ie Essential and nonessential) I cannot help it, that is ridiculous at best, and suspect.
      I still believe God is in it, and that God has shut down many of our distractions. Wisdom is crying out in the streets in all of this, and yes , my prayer is that people seek the LORD. This really is a preparation for something even more severe, no doubt.
      Having said that, I seriously suspect the way Governments have reacted to this, I think the lockdowns are an opportunistic suppression of the middle class and a kind of “Psy Ops” upon the people.
      I appreciate your comments, and your service in the treatment of the seriously ill, Pas Bill

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