By Michael V. Wilson
Have you ever played Jenga, or seen it? Most people have. Certainly, you’ve at least heard of it.
It’s a tricky game of physical skill played with 54 wooden blocks. Each block is three times longer than it is wide so when three of them are placed side-by-side, they form a perfect square. They’re stacked into a tower 18 levels high, with each layer of three blocks laid at right angles to the layer below.
Once the tower is built, players take turns removing the blocks one at a time. As each block is removed, it's placed on top of the tower, creating a progressively more unstable structure. The game ends when the tower reaches the point of no return and suffers a catastrophic collapse, as eventually it always does.
Substitute America for the completed tower and Judeo-Christian morals for the blocks and you have a near-perfect metaphor for the culture war raging in our country today. The only difference is, as each block is removed from America’s foundation, it’s inverted and perverted to become the exact opposite of what it was before. Then, each perverted block is placed on top of the tower, creating a progressively more unstable structure.
There are numerous examples of this process. Here are just a few of them.
And this is only a partial list!
The end result is that as the moral foundations of America are removed and become weakened, an increasing number of perverted blocks are being placed on top of it.
The irony of it is, the tower is actually getting higher as perverted blocks are stacked on top, so it looks like you’re making progress building something bigger and better. It’s only toward the end, as the structure begins to sway back and forth, you realize something is wrong. Finally, the tower sways a tiny bit too far and reaches the point of no return. It can’t recover and return to its upright position. Once it reaches that point and begins to fall, there’s no way to stop it. The final collapse is sudden, catastrophic, and irreversible.
A Long Time To Fall
A tower of Jenga blocks takes only a moment to collapse, a tree takes two or three seconds, and the Twin Towers in New York took nearly half a minute to implode in on themselves on 9/11.
The old saying is, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” That’s true. It’s also true that the bigger they are, the longer it takes to fall. A country the size of America could take 20 or 30 years to fall after it reaches the point of no return, maybe longer.
The slow progression from removing the foundations to overloading the system with perversions and lawlessness, to reaching the point of no return, to the final destructive collapse into anarchy and ruin, could span a person’s entire lifetime. Because it’s so ponderous, some people could convince themselves it’s not falling at all, merely changing or adapting or progressing; anything but what’s actually happening.
The pagan Left, godless and implacably hostile to anything except their own self-centered ideology, denies any collapse is taking place. Instead, they argue they’re remaking (fundamentally transforming?) America into something better and you just have to break a few eggs to make an omelet, that’s all. In effect, they’re saying, “Nothing to see here, move along.”
They couldn’t be more wrong if they tried.
Praying For Revival in America
Although the Left denies there will be any catastrophic results from their incessant demands for change, for the celebration of perversion, and the denigration of God, many ordinary people can see it plain as day. It both terrifies and angers them. They worry about what kind of country they’re leaving to their children and grandchildren. They’re concerned the pagan institutions of the Left – the schools, the media, the culture, etc. – will turn their offspring into godless automatons forever cut off from God and salvation.
Fearful of God’s wrath and judgment on America, they turn to Him in prayer, asking for a mighty revival to sweep the land and restore us to what we were. I was one of them. I turned to Him that way.
In 2015, I began adding to my daily prayers, asking God to send His Holy Spirit to flood this land from coast to coast, from north to south, to convict every person of their sins and lead them to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation. I prayed for our leaders (even Obama), I prayed for the media, I prayed for my family (often by name), I prayed for every lost person in the world. Every day for months on end I prayed for revival.
The United States isn’t mentioned in the Book of Revelation. It’s not even alluded to, and don’t give me any of that “wings of eagles” stuff either (Revelation 12:14). The context makes it clear God is talking about Israel fleeing from the Anti-Christ. It has nothing to do with America.
Since America is the largest, greatest, most powerful nation on the face of the Earth, it’s impossible for it not to have a central role in the events during the Tribulation. The fact it doesn’t, that it’s not even mentioned, tells most Bible scholars America has somehow disappeared before that point.
There are two possibilities:
I like the second one best. I like the idea of a massive revival sweeping across America like the revivals of the past, only larger and more complete. In the time between the revival and the Rapture, America would become a blessed nation, truly a wondrous place to live, free from most crime, racism, anger, and hatred.
Then, when the Rapture hits, virtually everyone in America disappears into the sky with Jesus, and America as a country disappears with them because there’s no one left. The rest of the world can go on with the events of the Book of Revelation without worrying about what America is going to do.
So, yeah, I prayed for revival. I prayed hard.
But it was to no avail because God has other plans.
The Point of No Return
On March 30th, 2016, as I was praying for revival in America, I heard God tell me, “It’s past the point of no return.”
I seldom hear God’s voice. That “still small voice” can be pretty small and hard to hear sometimes. That’s especially true with me because my head is such a busy place. There’s a lot of chatter and background noise going on all the time. It’s never really quiet.
But on the morning of March 30th, 2016, God’s voice came through loud and clear. It was absolutely unmistakable and it was the exact opposite of what I was praying for. I was so shocked and stunned that for several minutes I couldn’t talk. I tried several times to start praying again and I couldn’t. I wanted to protest what God said but He was stopping me. It was as though I was completely blocked. I can’t describe it any better than that but it was the weirdest sensation I’ve ever had.
Finally, I gave up and admitted defeat. The block came down and I told God alright or okay or something along those lines. I told Him I didn’t like what He’d said (I still don’t) but I would go along with it.
Since then, I’ve tried several times to publicize what He told me that morning. I posted a written article on my old web site along with a video a few days later. The response to both was anemic at best.
I told a respected Christian friend about it and he was skeptical, to say the least. He said he wanted confirmation from a second, third, or fourth source before he would accept such a message as legitimate. He said telling people, “Thus saith the Lord” is a tough sell unless you can back it up, particularly when it’s such a radical message.
The galling fact is, I agree with him. Too often I’ve heard Christians say God told them such-and-such when it was pretty obvious God hadn’t said any such thing or they were using it as a way to get what they wanted or they were trying to shut down opposition to their point of view on some issue. I fully understood his concerns. I still do.
What made it worse was the election of Donald J. Trump.
God’s Man in the White House
The 2016 election has been cited by many evangelicals as proof God is still at work in the affairs of men. Everyone thought Hillary Clinton was going to win in a landslide.
Some disagreed though. It should have been obvious to anyone watching the size of Trump’s rallies versus the size of hers, it was going to be closer than the Mafia Media wanted to admit but very few people really thought he’d actually win. There were rumors even Trump was surprised by what happened on election night.
Despite my initial misgivings about Trump (I voted for Ted Cruz in the primaries), I voted for him in the general election as the only rational alternative to Hillary. As the months went by and he started keeping his campaign promises and fighting back against the outlandish attacks of the Mafia Media, those misgivings began to melt away. I was especially encouraged by the way he fought back against the Mafia Media. George W. Bush infuriated me with the way he rolled over and played dead when they attacked his every move and it was a welcome relief to see someone finally dishing it out to them. The more Trump fought back – and won! – the more I liked it.
It reminded me of what President Lincoln said about General Ulysses S. Grant. Grant was a drunk, uncouth and rough around the edges, leading some of Lincoln’s advisors, and in particular, Pennsylvania politician Alexander McClure, to recommend replacing him, to which Lincoln replied, “I can’t spare this man; he fights.”
That’s the way I feel about President Trump. We can’t spare this man; he fights.
But the more Trump prevailed against the Mafia Media and the Deep State, the harder it became for me to reconcile what God told me with what I was seeing on the ground. Despite Trump’s early assertion in 2015 that he’s never asked God for forgiveness, he has surrounded himself with more Christian advisors and sought more prayer from them than any President in recent memory. He’s been endlessly prayed over as pictured here, here, here, here, here, and here, much to the chagrin of the totalitarian Left. He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s ancient capital and moved our embassy there, prompting some in Israel to compare him to King Cyrus, the ancient king who allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple.
God can use anyone He wants in order to accomplish His goals, and it’s become obvious to me, regardless of what anyone else thinks, Trump is God’s man in the White House right now. Watching the countless, fruitless attempts by the Left to get rid of him, and how every attempt has utterly failed, including their impeachment folly, I’m reminded of what Gamaliel said to the Sanhedrin in the Book of Acts 5:35-39, when he warned them against trying to stop the Apostles. Gamaliel said if the Apostles’ work was of God, “you cannot overthrow it – lest you even be found to fight against God.” [emphasis added] Gamaliel’s warning certainly seems to apply to the Left’s efforts to remove Trump from the White House.
As a result of Trump’s tireless efforts, he’s improved our national economy, unemployment is at the lowest rate in decades, the wall is being built on our Southern border, hundreds of decent judges have been installed to counteract the plague of activists judges infecting our judiciary, new treaties have been implemented to protect American jobs and lives, we’re better protected from infectious diseases than ever before, our military is being brought home from the endless wars in the Middle East, and America is once more feared and respected around the world.
Paraphrasing what Mister Banks said in Mary Poppins, it’s grand to be an American in 2020.
Four Years of Proof
For four years I’ve dithered around, going back and forth on God’s message. Sometimes I’ll get hot and bothered under the collar and re-post my article about it, other times I’ll go for months at a time without thinking about it at all. No matter what I do or don’t do, it never leaves me. It’s always there.
But in spite of everything President Trump has done, the proof that God is correct about America being past the point of no return is starting to build. Instead of King Cyrus, Trump is more like King Hezekiah, the last good king in Israel before the 70 years of the Babylonian Exile.
It’s been said that politics is downstream from culture, and our culture is disintegrating faster and faster every day with political disintegration trailing in its wake. Here are some more of those Jenga blocks.
It goes on and on. Anyone could increase the list ad infinitum. The culture war against Christianity, decency, and morality has continued and even accelerated, regardless of what’s happening in D.C. and the progress Trump has made on other fronts. When an open homosexual can seriously be considered as a Presidential candidate, along with a card-carrying socialist (or two or three), you know something is dreadfully wrong with the United States.
The unspeakable phrase “civil war” is being spoken with increasing frequency as Christians find themselves being bullied, ostracized, maligned, shouted down, investigated, arrested, fined, fired, and faced with physical violence on a daily basis here in the “land of the free”.
The proof is accumulating at an alarming rate, America has reached the point of no return.
The Fall of America
America isn’t Israel. We’re not God’s Chosen People, which means our punishment will be worse than the 70-year exile Israel had to endure when God punished them for their sins. In view of the fact America doesn’t exist in the Book of Revelation, I suspect America’s fall will be permanent. We probably won’t recover.
Sections of the country may recover as smaller, independent nations (Texas, the Deep South, Alaska, Hawaii, etc.) but there’s no guarantee there will be anything other than constant warfare and violence once the country collapses. There aren’t enough real Christians left in America to impose godly values and morals on a fractured nation.
The sad part is, the Rapture of the Church may not happen for a generation or more after America falls. I don’t think it’ll be anywhere near that long but no one knows the day or the hour (Matthew 24:36) so the rest of our lives may be a fight for survival on a daily basis in a country that’s turned into a Third World hell hole where murder and bloodshed are normal, people starve to death every day, law and order is non-existent, hospitals don’t function, the electricity is off, the milk of human kindness has run dry, and America looks like the worst part of every apocalyptic film you’ve ever seen.
The only thing Christians can do is prepare for it the best we can. Pool your resources, learn a trade or skill you can barter in a low-tech world, stockpile valuable basics like salt and pepper to be used as trade goods, and lay in as much ammunition and weaponry as you can.
When the Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking for a sign from heaven, He gave them an interesting answer.
He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.” [Matthew 16:2-3]
To those who doubt or wonder about God’s message to me, I tell them the same thing. The signs of the times are all around us, you have only to open your eyes to see them.
The increasingly totalitarian response to the Chinese coronavirus – government, without rhyme or reason, deciding which business is essential and which isn’t; arresting people for paddling on the ocean by themselves; pastors arrested for holding services; mayors threatening to cut off power and water to “non-essential” businesses that refuse to close; etc., etc., etc. – shows how quickly America can crumble and fall.
And the majority of Americans are going along with it like a herd of sheep!
So I leave you with this; don’t waste your time praying for America anymore. It’s past the point of no return. Thus saith the Lord.
If you like my writing, the menu at the top of the page will take you to my short stories, fan fiction, and poetry.
I've also published my first book, "Ghibbore" (pronounced ghi-bōre') and it's available now.
You can buy it as a paperback
or you can buy it on Kindle .