Patriotism vs. God

Can you be a Christian and a Patriot?

Before you answer that question, let me remind you that you cannot be a follower of Christ, if you love ANYTHING more than God. In fact, the best definition of idolatry is the love of something, more than God.

So, are you a patriot?

Of course, your answer might change a bit if that nation is truly following God. The problem is that there isn’t any nation today that follows God, so the issue is moot. And, I’m afraid that I haven’t dealt with this question as well as I should, in my own life.

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Patriotism vs. God

Patriotism vs. God – The ShockCast

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A picture of two evil men, standing side-by-side, forced me into a bout of introspection that helped me realize that one of the reasons why I get so angry with the evil coming from America, is that – deep down – I’m still patriotic (or at least, want to be). I’m not even close to being a true patriot, but it’s obvious that I haven’t really dealt with all those latent expectations that I have.

The Chinese government is easily as evil as the American government, but I don’t get as angry with them, as I do with the swamp creatures in Washington. And, that made me think a bit.

Please remember that God doesn’t care about what passport you carry, or what country you are a citizen of. He cares about YOU. And, He demands that YOU love Him more than any other thing or idea in this Universe. And, there are no exceptions to this demand, if you wish to enter Heaven. And, I DO love God more than any other thing or idea.

But, it’s clear that I must be still holding on to some kind of patriotism, or I wouldn’t yell, scream and type in all-caps, when American politicians act like sewer rats. Being driven ’round-the-bend by a picture of Paul Ryan is ridiculous. But, when I sat down to think about it, I realized that my family had been firmly steeped in patriotism.

We loved our country, and we worked hard to keep it from ‘going down the tubes’. We went to meetings. We spoke out. We did stuff. And, over the centuries, my family sent our sons off to war. Every war. In every generation.

When called, we gladly served.

And, it’s hard to shake a centuries-long legacy like that. The stories that we shared about uncles and cousins who had gone off to war. My dad’s mom talked about her ancestors coming on the Mayflower and how her parents were a part of the Oklahoma Land Rush. She grew up with dirt floors and riding on horseback, but lived to see the Moon Landings and the Space Shuttle. And then, I learned that an early John Little fell in battle, fighting for American Independence.

Shot by a Hessian. Ugh.

But, is all that history meaningful?

No.

We have been bought with a price. We have chosen to be citizens of a different kingdom. We are not of this world. So, it doesn’t matter if your family goes back centuries in the place where you were born, or is just an inch deep in its history. It doesn’t matter how great and good your country is, or isn’t. What matters, is whether you have your name inscribed in the Book of Life.

So, let me ask my fellow Americans:

Are you an American, first?

Or, is America second?

If you put America first, you are not going to make it to heaven. And, that’s why the Chinese Communist Party is putting Christians in jail, because they know that true Christians put China second. The Chinese government knows that a true Christian can never be a Chinese patriot. Ever.

But, I see too many Christian patriots. And, far too many of them are willing to kill those that the American government tells them to kill. And then, there’s a problem with the fact that our government has become evil.

Will God bless the desire to participate in armed revolution?

Even to overthrow an evil government?

I’m afraid that the answer is no. Emphatically no. And, there’s a part of me that doesn’t like that answer. But, God did not ask for my input, or yours. Our citizenship is in heaven.

Unfortunately, all of this is easier to say than to do. The evil that we see is painful to watch. The lives destroyed by our governments, tear at our soul. We grieve over a world awash in suffering, because greedy men and women will do anything for just one more dollar.

I thank God that I’m married to someone who puts me second in her life, and she’s glad that I put her in second place, also. For us, God is first.

How about you?

 

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IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE…

Yup, more than just special, these links appear to be the most important of all. Seriously, start with these.

And yes, these are pretty serious.

ZION [Official Lyric Video] – YouTube

TL2 shared this in the comment section, and I was blown away. The visuals are stunning. The song is beautiful. The message is the truth of God. And, by the time it was over, tears were streaming down my face.

This is the promise of God. And, I look forward to that promise – and hope for it – with every fiber of my being. I have devoted my life to the fulfillment of this promise, and Omega Shock is actually the flip-side of that.

You see, what I warn, every week, is a part of this prophecy. You see and hear me speak of the great devastation that is coming, but the other side of this cataclysm is the salvation of Israel as they accept the One who died for us – and them. This will be a momentous time, and my heart aches to play any role that God would give me, in that.

But, I know that God’s ways are best, and He has put me here, to do what I’m doing. I have learned the hard way that we need to wait upon the Lord, instead of stepping ahead of His will.

So, please bookmark this video and share it with EVERYONE. This is the future. It’s the promise of God. And, my heartfelt hope is to see that day, with my own eyes.

God bless you, TL2, for sharing that. Omega Shock readers (and ShockCast listeners) will be hearing and seeing a lot of this video, in the future.

NOW, A BIG PS….

As I told TL2 in response to her comment, I’m a picky so-and-so. And, I must point out that this video does make one mistake. Whenever the singer says ‘Adonai’, the Hebrew displayed is actually, ‘Yehovah’. Specifically, Yehovah. And, the Jews say ‘Adonai’ (meaning, My Lord), because they do not feel that they have the right to speak the name of God.

However, we are children of the Father. We are in the family of Christ. We are citizens of the Kingdom, with His Name written upon our hearts. Therefore, we have the right – maybe even the obligation – to speak His glorious Name.

His Name is Yehovah. He is Yeshua. And His eternal glory will shine across the world.

Now, having said all that, saying ‘Adonai’ is not a serious ‘infraction’. And, I don’t want anyone to think less of this song for that. So, feel free to ignore this ‘PS’, if you wish.

Stevens’s power law – Wikipedia

As point of interest, Chris also shared this as a way of helping us to calculate just how big Ezekiel’s Fire would have to be, for us to see it as seven times brighter than the Sun normally is.

Republican House Increased Debt $7.9 Trillion in 8 Years

I hope that you aren’t eating – or about to eat – if you are reading this. The nausea might put you off your feed. In fact, the picture of the two worst offenders, Paul Ryan and John Boehner, is enough to do that, all by itself.

Those two men are evil. The Republicans that voted to allow this are evil. The Democrats who voted for this are evil. They have destroyed America, and they are not sorry that they have done so.

The call politics, the art of compromise. And, that is a disgusting claim. No, a better explanation is that politics is the art of sinning, without appearing to sin. The art of theft without appearing to steal. The art of violence without appearing to be aggressive.

The evil men and women of the Congress, Senate and Executive (i.e., the Presidency) are to blame. Of course, we put them there, so at the very least, this makes us accessory to our own murder.

Democracies always commit suicide. Always.

In fact, let me turn again to John Adams and quote him on this:

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

And, he was right. We are proving it, as we speak. And the reason why he said this, is here:

When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation. Individuals have conquered themselves. Nations and large bodies of men, never.

In a Democracy, the nation eventually reflects the lowest common denominator. That’s why the ‘founding fathers’ of the United States tried so hard to keep America from being too democratic. They set as high a bar as possible, so that maybe… just maybe …the nation might last longer and fail less catastrophically. And, they were somewhat successful. Somewhat.

Two plus centuries is a long time for a democracy to last. And yes, I know that many say that we are a Republic. But, that’s just the Latin form of the word Democracy. So, spare me the posturing – assuming that you like to argue such things.

The point is that these men and women have destroyed America. They weren’t the only ones. The men and women who came before them, added their own corruption to the foul and stinking ediface of the US government.

And, for those who wish to be patriots, ask yourself:

To whom are you being patriotic?

Your own countrymen created this mess. They put the politicians there and asked them to do what they are doing. And, they kept re-electing them to office.

You wish to be loyal and pledge fealty to such an awful bunch of people?

You want to fight, kill and die for those who created this corruption?

So, please do not wave the flag in my face. The America that flag represents, died a long time ago. And, as much as I would wish to honor the memory of the dead, we must choose what we will do with our lives.

I come from a long line of patriots. We held every rank in the US military. We fought and died both on American soil and in foreign fields of battle. As I have said, many times, the first of my family, to fall in battle was also name John Little.

I ask that we lay down our arms, and fight no more. The nation is finished. The war is over. We have lost. The enemy has won the day.

For those of you who are brothers and sisters in Christ, this call is a command from God. We are not of this world. We were bought with a price. We travel to a kingdom made by God. He is our flag, and Christ is our cause. The weapons of our warfare are not of this world, and we should devote our lives to the gospel, and to the welfare of Christian brothers and sisters.

All else is of little value, compared to that.

And, I did not expect to write all that, but I was inspired by the picture of two wicked and evil men, standing next to each other.

Disturbed – No More [Official Lyrics Video] – YouTube

After writing the above, I found this music video, titled No More. No, this is not a Christian band, or a Christian song. But, it reflected my thoughts on patriotism.

Patriots go to war, to kill and to die for their country. It’s what patriots do. It’s what my family has done for more than two centuries. And, it would be wrong to kill and to die for America. It would be a sin.

Worse, the reasons why America is fighting the Endless War, are evil in the extreme. The blood of millions stains our souls, our hands. And, I need to stamp out of my soul, what is left of my patriotism. It’s a form of idolatry, and it needs to stop.

And, this nascent patriotism is probably part of the reason why certain things make me upset. America could have been a good country, and that ‘could have been’ is adding to all the angst. I don’t need that, and you don’t either.

Whatever America was in the past, she is not a good country. And, she will never again be a ‘good country’. And, for our peace of mind, we need to set realistic expectations for that land mass called North America.

I am a patriot no more. And, I must come to terms with that.

Patriotism is the ideology of endless war. And, you will NOT find patriotism in any other context than the physical Land of Israel. And, America is NOT Israel.

As Christians we are not to fight. War is of the old man, the one that we have cast off. And, the death that we will die one day, will be for Christ and His cause, not that of the patriot.

If you persist in your patriotism, you run the risk of idolatry and an eternal price that I wish for no one. Be a Christian. Follow Christ. Forsake the loyalties that are against all that.

Disturbed – No More Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

Here are the lyrics to the above video:

-Verse 1 –

Once again we hear them calling for war

It doesn’t matter what they’re fighting for

They light the match and watch the whole world burst into flame

The story’s always the same

So tell me, people, are you ready to kill?

Behold the propaganda, get your fill

A distant enemy is threatening our freedom again

How much would you like to spend?

– Pre-Chorus –

Millions are falling in line

And it’s just a matter of time

Endless destruction will ensure their pockets are lined

For all time

– Chorus –

No more defending the lies

Behind the never-ending war

It’s time to make them realize

We will no longer be their whore

No more, no more

No more, no more

No more, no more

– Verse 2 –

They don’t care about the blood on their hands

Look at the world, and you will understand

They count the money as the innocent continue to bleed

They’re always planting the seed

So tell me, people, are you ready to die

Without believing in the reason why?

They paint a picture, and the whole damn world is deceived

It’s all that they ever need

– Pre-Chorus –

Millions keep falling in line

It’s only a matter of time

Sowing destruction will make sure their pockets are lined

For all time

– Chorus –

No more defending the lies

Behind the never-ending war

It’s time to make them realize

We will no longer be their whore

No more defending the lies

Behind the never-ending war

It’s time to make them realize

We will no longer be their whore

– Bridge –

No, it can’t be disguised anymore

How they smile as we pay for their war

– Chorus –

No more defending the lies

Behind the never-ending war

It’s time to make them realize

We will no longer be their whore

No more defending the lies

Behind the never-ending war

It’s time to make them realize

We will no longer be their whore

No more, no more

No more, no more

No more, no more

Does that sound like how you feel?

It’s certainly how I feel.

Investigation launched after patient in vegetative state gives birth

Here’s a snapshot of America. A helpless woman was raped – probably many, many times – and then gives birth. In a healthcare facility. And, no one knows who did it.

Do they even care?

Is this what America has become?

A place where no one can be trusted?

How Tainted Drugs Reach Market And Make Patients Sicker – Kaiser Health News

This is upsetting.

Greed, corruption and stupidity are killing innocent men, women and children. Lives are being broken and torn apart. People without a conscience are willing to poison and kill the innocent and unsuspecting, to make an extra dollar. And, because of THEIR greed, the average person will demand that the government be given more power to stop these vile and filthy psychopaths.

Most Americans have forgotten the foul history of their own food industry. Before we had refrigeration, we needed to can meat, to keep it from spoiling – so that it could be shipped to the growing cities. Well, the ‘meat packers’, as this industry was called, added poisonous chemicals like borax and formaldehyde to preserve their meat. And, just a teaspoon of borax can kill a child. And, if the meat was already rotten, they would add chemicals to mask the smell. Then, the psychopaths created a ‘Beef Trust’, so that they could protect themselves from competition and the outrage of average consumer.

The bottom line?

People were getting sick and dying because of what foul and evil people were doing.

The result?

The creation of the FDA (the Food and Drug Administration) and new powers for the USDA (United State Department of Agriculture).

Wicked men and women used foul and evil practices that led to sickness and death across the United States. These practices made a lot of money for these disgusting people, but also led to the theft of our liberty.

Why?

Because the only way that we could ensure the safety of the food that we were eating, was to ask the government to make sure that it was safe. And, when you give government this kind of power, they take more power.

But, without these federal agencies, evil men and women would be free to trick you into using and consuming products that would injure and kill you. And sometimes, it’s not evil that is injuring and killing you, it’s plain stupidity. Stupid probably kills as often as evil does.

When did these federal agencies spring into being?

Right around 1906. The Second Industrial Revolution was well under way and people were streaming into the cities. And, they’d had enough of rotten and poisoned meat being sold to them. Poisoned and fake goods were injuring and killing people, to the point where the only solution was a set of new laws that would protect the consumer.

This is an example of why Libertarian utopias just do not work. Libertarianism only works when people are good, decent, knowledgeable and smart. And yes, knowledge and intelligence are important prerequisites. Stupidity is deadly, too.

Oh, and the more complex and interdependant a society is, the more knowledge that you need to keep yourself safe from injury. And, forcing people to be THAT knowledgeable all the time, just does not work. No one has the time to know everything about what they are eating, if they are to actually be productive.

But, back to this historical and deadly corruption…

We actually see this at work in China. They are suffering the exact same problems that America did, at the turn of the previous century. They are also finding poisons and fake ingredients in their food, and the government has stepped in to ban these items.

Evil people in China are putting borax in noodles, killing children. Plastic is being used to create fake rice. Poisonous chemicals are being dumped into the water supply. Contaminated cooking oil is being harvested, filtered, bottled and then resold as fresh.

This was the kind of thing that Americans were doing over a hundred years ago, and now the Chinese are doing it. Humanity is just as evil, no matter whether English or Mandarin is being spoken.

That’s why, when I look at an article like this, it makes me horrendously upset.

It’s not just that wicked men and women are killing innocent children. It’s far, far more than that. It’s the fact that this wickedness is causing us to have an ever larger and more evil government.

If you want to know WHY your freedoms have been stolen from you, THIS IS WHY. And, those who suffer the most are the weakest and most vulnerable. This makes me so angry, that I could scream and break things. And, God is furious at this.

God is angry, and His judgment upon an evil nation cannot be delayed when the cup of iniquity is so full. So, please prepare for awful, awful times in America.

And, for those of you who are Libertarians, please stop preaching your nonsense. Libertarianism does not work without a true faith in God. And, I find that most Libertarians have rejected God. If you want Liberty, put God at the center of the nation, otherwise… shut up and sit down.

Please, stop your utopian theories and apply yourself to Godliness. Learn the history of wickedness and psychopathic evil. Stop assuming that your country can be free, when they have abandoned God.

Fort Worth pastor who called Pulse massacre victims ‘scum’ apologizes for adultery, stands by sermon | Fort Worth | Dallas News

I’m sorry, but this man is wrong.

It is true that wickedness is leading to to the destruction of America. It is also true that removing the homosexuals from the world would make the world a better place. In fact, removing ALL of those who sin, would make the world even better.

This would mean that you and I would also need to be removed. We are only less bad than these homosexuals. Less bad is still bad.

I am glad that this pastor had the decency to hold himself accountable for his actions. But, his belief that it was good for these homosexuals to be murdered… that’s wrong.

Yes, I often ask that the wrath of God would torment the wicked – but, only until they repent. And, if they will not repent, I often wish for God to destroy them. And, that sounds like I’m being a hypocrite.

I get that. I understand why you would think that I’m a hypocrite for condemning a pastor for something that I appear to do. Unfortunately, this just means that I’ve done a poor job of communicating. So, let me try and clear things up.

I want everyone to go to Heaven. I don’t care how evil you are, I do not want you to spend an eternity in Hell. My sincere desire is for everyone to repent of their sins, and then seek to undo the damage that they have done.

Even if you stand at the end of your life, where you have murdered millions and ruined the lives of those whom you could not kill, I would still want you to repent and escape an eternity in Hell.

However, I also desire to protect the precious lives of our brothers and sisters. I wish to keep the wicked from continuing in their wickedness. I want to stop believers from being drawn away from Christ. And, I want the freedom to warn those who are on the path to everlasting punishment. I want the ability to extend the hand of rescue. And, I want anything that blocks that freedom and ability, to be removed from blocking it.

I also have great compassion for those who have fallen into sin. These people did not understand what they were getting into when they chose this path. They did not know that their road would end in Hell for all eternity. And, it is only through the miraculous choice of God, that we are free ourselves.

We need to feel sorry for these sinners, these wicked and evil people. We would be right there with them, if we hadn’t been rescued by God.

How can you hate evil, while having compassion for those who do evil?

This is very hard, and I doubt that I handle this paradox very well. And, most pastors do not handle this properly. This pastor didn’t. And, I believe that God took this pastor down, to prove an important point.

None of us are good. We all deserve death and eternal punishment. Therefore, we desire repentance for all and death for no one – even though we devoutly wish for the evil to stop.

God help us, but this is so very hard in such an evil age.

 

I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3

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36 thoughts on “Patriotism vs. God”

  1. No you can not be a “patriot of any physical country on this earth:

    Hebrews 11:13-16 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. (14) For they that say such things make it manifest that they are seeking after a country of their own. (15) And if indeed they had been mindful of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. (16) But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city.

    Philippians 3:18-21 For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: (19) whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. (20) For our citizenship is in heaven; whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: (21) who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.

    • Hi Rob,

      This is ALMOST true.

      There is one country in which a kind of patriotism would be allowed – depending on how you defined that word.

      The prophecies of God are being fulfilled in the Land of Israel, by the people of Israel, and even by the government of Israel. Being loyal to those prophecies and defending those people would coincide with our responsibilities towards God. Of course, you would also need to be called by God, into the military, and we had a good brother in Christ who helped train nascent Israelis in the art of war.

      That man was Charles Orde Wingate, and he is the one most responsible for creating the foundation of the IDF, the Israel Defense Forces. Without Wingate, the Jews would have failed in their effort to form a state, and to march towards the fulfillment of prophecy.

      Wingate was patriotic towards that prophecy. Indeed, you might make a case for him being patriotic towards a future Jewish State, even though he was killed before that state would ever come into being. Furthermore, his efforts were towards the defense of the innocent and defenseless – the Jews being murdered by Arab gangs.

      I hope that clarifies what I mean, Rob.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  2. No, thank YOU for using my posts. ZION means a lot to me. Sometimes I need to numb myself from the extreme homesickness. Went to Israel in 2006. Left a piece of my heart there. That will be my home, someday.

    There is a reason why Yahweh brought us back to Canada. Yes, it does begin.

    Patriotism. I had to face a similar dilemma as you, this very week, also. After having returned to Canada after half a decade elsewhere, it opened my eyes to some things I could not see, and see things Canadians have trouble seeing today.

    My ancestors are among the founding families of both Canada and the US. I am sure some of my ancestors fought next to yours during some wars. Even my Acadian ancestors. I have deep roots, as do you. It hurts to see where Canada is today. And yes, that is a problem, isn’t it? My husband is not a native born Canadian, it becomes apparent when I try to explain how I feel about Canada. I have sadly learned something’s about Canada and Canadians. Compared to Belizeans, Canadians are unbelievably crass. I didn’t hear f-bombs and the like in Belize. If I ever did, it came from a foreigner. I learned Canadians can be lazy and selfish. Not to say other nationals aren’t, I know they can be, I just didn’t notice it before. We can be cold and rude, too. People think we Canucks are always friendly. Truth is, the passive aggressiveness is what people don’t see. Canada changed drastically and dramatically in five short years. This would not have happened if the foundations weren’t already eroded. Canadians can be shallow. Hence we end up voting a pretty man child as prime minister and think things will only get better from there. Please, people, he was/is a DRAMA TEACHER. Think he knows how to act? Like the costumes he wears when on official diplomatic missions?

    Anyway, Canada is not the country it was, and after careful and painful reflection, it was not the country I thought it was to begin with. I have seen and experienced to corruption and overbearance here, too. Nothing like what I experienced in Belize, which was open and brutal. But corrupt, nonetheless. I hurt because I am grieving. I need to grieve in order to move on. I had to go through really horrible things as of late to grieve over a lot of things. So I can move on. Which brings me to another thought.

    Israel is, currently, corrupt, too. Scripture reveals and promises this will not always be the case. I am going to say something controversial, but it is a valid observation. It does not matter how corrupt is the current state of Israel. Yahweh has said those who bless Abraham and his decendants will be blessed, this evening who curse them will be cursed. This is an unconditional promise. It diesn’t matter how much Israel’s leaders and systems are currently corrupt. Underlying patriotism, and nationalism, is, anti-Semitism. Why do I say this? Because one day Israel will be from where Yeshua will rule and reign. Believers in Messiah can easily forget or be ignorant of this fact, for various reasons, reasons that are understandable, but nonetheless ultimately wrong; others are willfully disobedient. Unfortunately, anti-Semitism is a scourge in the body of Messiah, the one place it really ought not to be, along with the self-hatred among the Jewish people themselves. To be anti-Semitic is to be at odds with Elohim. John the Immerser said it best. “I must decrease so He may increase.” Every nation must decrease so that Israel may increase, the righteous Israel.

    • Well said, TL2. All of it. It matters not what corruption there is in Israel. What matters is God’s plan for that land and people. Much suffering will happen between now and then, but the end of it will be praise and joy. May God bless you and your husband. – JL

  3. Not my wife, my kids, family, work, sex, money,
    pleasure,pain, country etc. Nothing between my soul and my SAVIOUR!! Most of the above has been slowly destroyed, or violently ripped from my grasp. Love is not on that list for a reason. Love is GOD, and GOD IS LOVE!! This is a concept feeble carnal beings grasp at their entire lives. I have come to understand how unlovely, and loveless we earthly beings actually are. I have come to understand in this condition, that we are loved and adored far beyond anything our imagination can grasp or fathom. Understanding this, THIS IS OUR MISSION!!! Love bears ALL things, endures ALL things, and HOPES ALL THINGS. You ask, how is this possible?? We look to CHRIST, who understood this enough to take it all the way. Are we capable of this?? Possible but doubtful. We will aways have words called conjunctions in the way; but, if, maybe. There are no stipulations in those statements. We having been given some knowledge and understanding of this LOVE, we are to teach it and show it to all, and expect our children to learn, understand, and pass it on.
    Patriotism!! To love ones country, family, origin, place of residence, and societal way of life. Should any of this come before the one that keeps breath in our BODIES? I could never think so. My country has achieved more accomplishments than any other, even pertaining to EVIL in these last days. My inaction against enemies foreign and domestic could have me condemning my children and grandchildren to a world I have no concept of! Would I fight for my family, tribe, way of life, and the future of these? You betcha! My loyalty is not, or ever will be to a nation as crooked as this. My loyalty is to my GOD, my family, tribe, and community in that order, so that they might live some semblance of the life I have been given. To blindly run off to kill for someone’s monetary profit, has been hidden from our brave souls for decades. To rout out the EVIL, I am still kicking around. If I were KING, it would be my responsibility to rout and purge this evil from the land, so the LORD could heal it. I see no possible way of doing this and embrace the anti Christ in our midst. When Justice and judgement are not meted out swiftly, the heart of man is set to do Evil. Law must exist, and people righteous enough to carry it out. Vote for MANGLZ!!! If you think the Commies killed a bunch, try cutting this much cancer out of the patient.

    • MANGLZ FOR PRESIDENT! Being patriotic to a Godly country? Yes, I believe so – as long as we understand that we are really being patriotic to God. It’s an interesting challenge to draw that line properly. Thanks, MM. – JL

  4. Hello John sorry to be misled by Victoria Bates selfpromoting prophetess and seeking admiration and honour by even giving money to listeners to share her facebookposts
    So please do not listen to her
    Was not right of me but thank God for his wisdom the wolves are very smart she shouts to loud and a lot about herself sitting in a car Well dressed smah
    Please pray for protection i only got two opportunities yet but both of them we’re high society people( even a honour consul) when i look for housing they are planning bad things for me with laywer probably now i don’t feel so good sorry
    Blessings from Nadine

    • I’m afraid that I also have been sucked into supporting people that I thought were shepherds, when they were actually wolves. However, once you realize what they are, you have gained valuable experience. God bless you, Nadine! – JL

      PS. And, I will be praying. I’m so sorry.

  5. Hi John
    Thanks so much for all your efforts with Omega Shock. It’s my main link to what’s happening in this world. Curious though about your comments on the 70th week of Daniel. Any chance you could explain what your beliefs are on that please?
    Blessings
    Maureen

    • Hi Maureen Bradley,

      The traditional interpretation of Daniel’s 70 weeks is that there is a pause inserted between week 69 and week 70. And, I’m sorry, but there isn’t even a HINT of that pause, in what Daniel wrote. Not a word. Not a suggestion. Nothing. In fact, no mention of the Last Days is actually made, anywhere in Daniel 9.

      Therefore, it would be a sin for me to insert into the Bible, words that are not there.

      There is no two thousand year pause – ANYWHERE in Daniel 9. Saying that it’s there, without proof, is wrong. Therefore, we are left with having to interpret what God meant, without the twisting distortions that most Christians seem too willing to make.

      Please also remember that the separation of the books of the Bible into chapters and verses is a recent invention that is only six hundred years old.

      Then, when you look at the original Hebrew of Daniel 9:27, you realize that the traditional translations of that verse are not correct.

      Here is how it should go:

      And, a covenant shall be confirmed to many, for one week. And, [at] half of the week, there is a ceasing of sacrifice and offering. And, to the wing of abominations, devastation – until completeness and destruction is poured on [the] devastated.

      – Daniel 9:27 (John Little Version)

      Notice something important here. Nowhere does the word ‘he’ appear. It’s not in the Hebrew. People can quibble with me all that they want on my attempt at translation, but one thing is COMPLETELY clear:

      There is no ‘he’ in Daniel 9:27

      And, Hebrew is a VERY specific language. VERY. For there to be no verb or noun that includes the word ‘he’, then you cannot say ‘he’.

      THERE. IS. NO. ‘HE’. IN. DANIEL 9:27!!!!

      This means that you cannot call Daniel 9:27 to be about the Antichrist. You just cannot. Furthermore, this is an example of how bad our English translations of the Bible are.

      Yes, I know that people claim that the ‘prince’ referred to in verse 26 is the Antichrist. But, you can only say that, if you deliberately insert something into the Bible that is not there – the two thousand year gap. And, I am not ready to distort the words of God.

      Furthermore, it is clear to us that Jesus DID end the need for the sacrifices after three and a half years of ministry. For the next three and a half years, the covenant that Jesus made, was confirmed. And, the New Testament indicates this in Acts, even though it does not include the amount of time that it took.

      How long did it take for Cornelius to be added to the Body of Christ?

      Could it be within that three and a half year period? Sure.

      Furthermore, Daniel 9 does not speak about the Last Days. So, you would need to artificially insert a ‘Last Days’ interpretation into verse 26 and 27 – even though there is NO CONTEXT IN THAT CHAPTER INDICATING THAT YOU ARE PERMITTED TO DO SO!!!

      And, as I said before, doing that would be a sin. It is a sin to artificially – and deliberately – insert our own words in to the words of God, and claim that they come from God.

      Okay, you can get a lot more, here:

      http://www.omegashock.com/2017/12/01/how-long-is-the-tribulation/

      I hope that helps you understand what I am talking about. And, I suspect that I need to do an article on just this topic, since it seems to be a thorny issue.

      Great question, Maureen!

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  6. On patriotism versus God:
    Two men walk into a church….No, this isn’t a setup line for a joke. It is more of a litmus test. So anyway, two men walk into a church. One is a soldier in dress uniform. Medals and ribbons neatly adorn his chest from the various campaigns he has been part of and personal commendations. The other man is slightly disheveled and a few people know who he is. The man has a reputation for civil disobedience against government and in fact been jailed a few times. He is a dedicated dissident. My question is this: who would you church stand up and honor? I submit that most churches would honor the soldier. After all, we have been inculcated to support the military and reject those who are rebellious against government. This goes to the heart of my question – would your church honor the centurion or Paul?

  7. Not president, I want verses like the red Queen. “Off with his head”. I would want to rule like JOSHUA!! President can’t burn down their altars with their bodies on it. Cutting this cancer from this patient won’t leave much patient left. I had to pause and go read again, I was relieved you said President, not me. Yup JOSHUA is my man, I wanna rule like him.

    • Unfortunately, if there is to be ANY hope for America, she will need to crash and burn. And, I hate the thought of it. Lord willing, there will be repentance for those who have soiled their garments. Thanks for that clarification, MM! – JL

  8. It’s the homosexuality, not the church!! Tell me we didn’t see this one coming!! “They were born that way”!!!! Oh puhleeze!! Is the indoctrination almost complete? Now all they have left to do is get us to hand over our children. When we heard about this in the 80s, it sounded absurd and extreme. Yet, here we are!! Is it uncanny how the speed and timing of this happens?

  9. Have you seen this one?https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/teaching-church-will-go-tribulation-antisemitic-replacement-theology/?fbclid=IwAR2TnRDxULOH4F6OmRO1BUuB7Gpc-kAzMtuqNg8QRmHDmpJYhIR0iG9ydcU These guys DO put in the 2,000 year gap before Daniel’s 70th week and say that anyone who says the church will be here for any part of the tribulation is antisemitic and guilty of replacement theology. I showed this to a few friends, and someone noticed that Romans 11:25 points out that there is a moment at which the fullness of the Gentiles comes in while Revelation 7 says that multitudes from all nations and peoples come out of the tribulation. That means that this moment can’t occur until at least some point DURING the tribulation…logic is fun! Anyway, thanks for another great article and YouTube video. Hope you have a blessed week!

    • Oh dear. Now The End Begins. He’s a good guy, and he means well. And, I’ve tangled with him before. But, he’s so wrong that it hurts to even look at that site. But, I would still shake his hand and call him brother. Thanks Greek Texan! – JL

      • You are correct. However, in the sidebar, I see your denial of the trinity. Jesus claimed to be equal to the Father, and Jesus is also describes as having no beginning and no end. You must repent of this idea that Jesus was created, Rob. He was not. And, the Bible is clear on this. – JL

        • To be equal with His Father does not mean that Jesus was the Father as the “trinity” doctrine requires us to believe:
          John 5:18 For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

          Jesus had no “beginning of days” but was “made” before “days” existed in eternity past as I point out in that link:

          Hebrews 7:3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God), abideth a priest continually.

          Melchizedek was the manifestation of the Word of God to Abraham who became flesh and was named Jesus.

          • Hi Rob,

            I hope that I was mistaken in my conclusion, when I read your article.

            The concept of the Trinity is that there are three persons in God. Three individual persons that are divisible but are so unified that they are identical in character – i.e., One.

            So, either you agree that there is a Trinity, or you are claiming that Jesus was created by The Father.

            I’m not sure what else you could be claiming. Modalism is NOT Trinitarian.

            If you claim that Jesus was created, you must repent of this. If you are NOT claiming that Jesus had a beginning, then I misunderstood you.

            I think that you might need to go back to that article and clarify what you are saying, Rob. And again, I hope that I’m wrong in what I thought that you were saying.

            Yours in Christ,

            John Little
            omegashock.com

  10. Paul or the Centurion!! The Centurion naturally!! Beware the leaven of the Pharisees!! Nice pretty costumes of authority!! Embrace your oppressors.

  11. China as upped its game regarding Canada. Looks like the American President has found his very own patsy via our Prime Minister. Is it possible the proverbial sleeping dog has been kicked?

  12. (I have tried to send this comment several times, using Chrome on Android and Mac, but always encountered “403 Forbidden” and a non-secure connection warning. I also tried via email. This attempt is with Safari on Mac.)

    Strong stuff, this week, John; you can get in trouble saying things like that! I have a similar background and have gone through a similar journey in my years of living overseas. Honestly, breaking the idolatry of patriotism is very painful, both because of the internal shift of values, but also the misunderstandings and attacks of fellow Christians. Maybe this is one of the reasons God led me overseas, since I may never have been able to shake this idolatry otherwise.

    I usually try to avoid controversial debate, but sometimes, it just can’t be done. For instance, after living for years in Ireland, the obvious next step was to get dual citizenship. When it came to it, though, I realised that it would be impossible. I simply couldn’t stomach the oath of fealty and allegiance they require. Can I swear fealty and allegiance to a state that rushes to embrace almost every evil and perversion it encounters? Ugh, never!

    The sad thing is that, whenever I was forced to explain my lack of Irish citizenship, I never received understanding, let alone support, from fellow Christians. Usually, they would look at me strangely, calling me silly and saying that the oath was a meaningless formality. Funnily enough, the only religious group I could find that took the oath seriously was immigrant Muslims. In their online forums, some expressed discomfort over this oath, but they were reassured by their religion, since they are allowed to lie to infidels to spread their faith!

    Here in Kenya, we encountered it again when the teachers and school board wanted to have a flag and pole with regular religious ceremonies around the raising and lowering of the flag. They were shocked when we raised an objection. When they continued their plans, we quietly said that we would withdraw all support from the school if they insisted. Then things got really interesting!

    Well, we won our point, sort of. Later, one of them came to us and said that our conversation had sparked a paradigm shift in his own thinking. He had been in idolatry all his life but was completely oblivious to it, since it had the enthusiastic support of the church.

    We explain our position here by continually reminding people that we are raising up citizens of the kingdom of heaven. It is a mistake to focus on anything else.

    I’m sorry for the length of this comment, but I want to add one final point. In spite of the pain and opposition I have encountered in this process, I was surprised by one thing. To the extent that I have abandoned patriotism, it has been replaced by a startling sense of freedom. I was in bondage without even realising it! It is ironic in the light of our “Land of the Free” indoctrination, but God really is the only power who is determined to break every yoke, and let the oppressed go free.

    • Hi Jon Riche,

      It is good to see that you are further down the road on this one, than I am. As I was reading your comment, a part of me still whispered in my ear, “What’s so wrong with…” But, there’s a LOT wrong with tying our faith to a national flag.

      Our allegiance is to God alone, and anything that draws us away from that should be stamped out in our minds. And, I’m glad that you wrote all that, since it emphasizes the point. By making this position clear, you are illustrating a powerful concept that we all need to hold dear.

      We have been bought with a price.

      This is not our home.

      God bless you, Jon. Just from these bits of written conversation, I can tell that you and your wife are having a dramatic impact in Kenya. You might not see it, but I know that this kind of influence reaches much farther than you might realize.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

      PS. Sorry about the ‘security warnings’. I think that I need to make some changes to the server, linking the SSL certificate to the comment plugin. Hopefully, I can get to it next week. I’ve even put it on a sticky note on my monitor! – JL

  13. Regarding CBD and the article link you posted, I have had so many people react positively to our Full Spectrum CBD oil that I would do all I can do get you some John. Ours is derived from Hemp so maybe you can see if Taiwan will allow hemp extracts to be imported now that it is legal in the U.S. There are so many CBD products on the market it can be dizzying to try to sort it out. I am happy to tell you more about our products and process if you are interested. I truly feel Hemp is a miracle plant that God put on this earth for a reason, hence the evil suppression of it for so long. I know time is short but I am committed to doing all I can with hemp and CBD to make a difference even if it’s just in a small way. Thank you for all you do to spread the word of the Lord!

  14. Hi John,

    I like your insightful research every week.
    Your topic I have and will continue to digest. I’ll leave it at that.
    The idea or concept of nation will certainly be changed for eternity and not sin ridden.
    I quote Revelation 21:22-27.
    22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=rev+21&version=NIV

  15. Ho. Lee. Cow.

    Brother John, THAT WAS GREAT READ!!

    I was a longtime republican statist. Then I got woke.

    Ron Paul turned me into a Libertarian, but his son quickly turned me Anarchist. I don’t worship gubmint. Ever.

    I shake my head at ‘Patriotic American Christians’ who are nothing but gubmint-loving statists when they throw Romans 13 in my face.

    The problem is they do not read the whole passage.

    English is only my third-language, but when I read the entire passage, and correct me if I’m wrong, but Paul is saying we should obey gubmint only if gubmint is GODLY, correct?

    The DC Empire, as you know, is anything but GODLY. It kills, it murders, it creates wars and destructions, it jails, it spies, it kills and hurts innocent children. These America Christian statists can worship gubmint all they want, BUT I REFUSE TO WORSHIP THE DEVIL.

    Excellent post, Brother John,

    NO KING BUT CHRIST.

    • Hi Joel The Filipino,

      English is your THIRD LANGUAGE?!?!?!?

      Wow. I’m impressed. Mrs. Little is the same. Taiwanese then Mandarin AND THEN English.

      I’ve only got one and a half languages. English and just enough Hebrew to cause trouble.

      Actually both Jesus and Paul called for us to obey the government, except when that government tells us to stop our worship of God. We are only to draw the line at the Bible. If they command us to murder unborn children, we cannot obey. If they tell us to stop meeting, we cannot obey. If they tell us to give vocal support for immorality, we cannot obey.

      So, we follow the Bible no matter what the law says.

      Unfortunately, that leaves a lot of injustice that the government can commit, that we must obey. Jesus spoke of unjust taxes, unjust occupation, unjust coercion and a whole lot of other injustice that both He and Paul had to tolerate. I hate even writing this, but both Jesus and Paul were pretty clear. As long as it isn’t specifically immoral, we hafta do it.

      There’s a judgment call in all of this, so each of us will need to work this out for ourselves.

      But, there is one thing that I can say unequivocally, Armed Revolution is Forbidden. THAT I can be dogmatic about – even though I dearly wish that God gave us permission to shoot evil people.

      Now, I’m more concerned about how you are doing. I think that you told me that you will need to start looking for a job, soon. And, I am deeply concerned about that – as well as for all the other Omega Shock readers in the same position.

      So, please keep us posted on how you are doing, Joel. And yes, NO KING BUT CHRIST.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  16. The liberty beacon, bases bases everywhere, except in the Pentagon’s report.

    Representation of EVIL! All in our name all over the world.

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