Imagine having a vivid, full color dream in which you see set before you a map of the continental United States. As you watch, Washington DC disappears in an instant and becomes a vacuum. It is a place now where nothing lives and nothing grows, a desolate place like many of the biblical places after the judgment of God. The nation is stunned with disbelief and the world is in perplexity over the judgment that rendered the arrogant, politically correct, Godless government into a vacuum. You see a nation that is quickly to become a beggar on the world scene, an annoyance. In your dream you see borders begin to form between the states. What was the United States becomes like 50 countries with hard borders. It is no longer the United States but has become a divided nation embroiled in bitter disputes.
In the dream you see a country that no longer has a central government. With the loss of a federal bureaucracy that dictated a politically correct agenda that defied God’s spiritual laws, you see a nation where chaos reigns. Suddenly, in the dream on your map, you see monopoly-like caricatures begin to pop up about half way out of each state. They begin to argue and shake their fists at each other. Finances become a source of great dispute because it is now like a board game, play money, just paper without any intrinsic value. You see a nation that is now entrenched in another Great Civil War involving lawlessness versus civil order. Now you awaken, but that was in 2002, when it was a dream and they thought you were crazy.
Since the year of 2006 the following word has been shared repeatedly, "Ambush response will become the way of the land." You now see teachers in our schools being armed and trained in active shooter ambush response. Why? Could it be the silence from our seeker friendly pulpits?
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
This is a profound description of the moral character of our time written to the church. This represents a prophetic warning to our generation. Yes, God's protection is there for us but faith without works is dead. I have faith that the prophetic statements inspired by God Himself in II Timothy require that I do what I can through prayer and supplication seeking Godly guidance.
The Citizen Responder is the real first responder to any crisis situation, including an active shooter incident. Educate yourself, train and never believe the myth that those in law enforcement are more qualified than a well trained voluntary Citizen Responder defending their home, friends, loved ones and family. We salute law enforcement and their unmitigated bravery, but the Supreme Court ruled that their role is not to protect you. That role was given to you in the 2nd Amendment.
God established our government of the people and by the people that shall not perish from this earth; endowed with certain (never in question) inalienable rights (that cannot be transferred or surrendered). In this nation we have no Caesars, but "In God We Trust". After God renders His judgment on a backslidden church, He, God himself, will deal with those who have chosen to oppose His divine will. He will again raise this nation up spiritually one more time, but in what governmental form is not for you to know.
Consider that in our society we have been programmed for no defense. That is to say, the consequences of protecting yourself are legally too dangerous. The wrath of law enforcement, the courts and civil law suits make the thought of using a weapon in self defense border on lunacy. Therefore, for some, the idea of owning, carrying, and using weapons is not even a consideration. For others, it is a way of life. Whichever school of thought you subscribe to, you can find plenty of support in the literature for either perspective. For that matter just pick up a newspaper or periodical and you will find ample fuel for your opinion on this very sensitive issue.
In times past, I participated in a search by a combined law enforcement strike force looking for the remains of a missing woman. We received a briefing from the different departments of law enforcement and it was explained that we have always had predators in our society. The session that made my hair stand on end was when the federal branch gave its description of this generation of criminal minds as, “super predators.” This made me keenly aware of the fact that today we are dealing with a demonically driven generation of predators that are being supernaturally empowered to kill, steal and destroy (2 Tim 3:1-5). What are your plans to safeguard your home, family and resources?
Consider how you might fare in a time of civil unrest or civil disorder with anarchy raging in the streets. That is why you must have your situational awareness finely tuned to the fact that the predators of our society would quickly use chaos to accomplish their own selfish agenda. Along with this comes the understanding that having a weapon by no means guarantees a positive outcome. These are areas that require a serious commitment to higher levels of training.
A predator will normally use more force than necessary to fulfill their agenda. They rarely act alone and have the advantage of knowing what they are doing while you may be in a state of denial. As the intended victim, you are already at a major disadvantage because you are not an expert, unlike the professional criminal. In a crisis situation you will have a limited time with limited options to respond. Predators train routinely making their criminal way of life an everyday experience. This is the biggest advantage they have because they know the honest working citizen doesn’t train to deal with them. As lawlessness increases we must look to the Holy Spirit for guidance but not forsake common sense truth. Now is the time to begin your journey into Profiles in Self Defense.
Since 2002, Steve has been warning our nation that it will again enter into another Great Civil War and that it will be one of Lawlessness vs Civil Order.