Last Day of 2021

Today is New Year’s Eve, and the passages for the day point to the endgame. There will be an end of this dispensation. Christ will return. He will bring us home to us.

And he will cover our failings and errors with his blood. He died so we could accept salvation as a free gift, knowing that we could not, in any manner earn salvation.

None of us are with clean hands. None of us are God, for as he was the beginning, so shall he be the end.

I think that much of the noise of this world is so we forget all this.

When I was living a secular life, I don’t remember being “attacked” by strange thoughts. I didn’t even have bad dreams, and actually lamented that I didn’t have sexual dreams more often. When I decided to become a Christian, the horrible dreams started, sometimes multiple nightmares per sleep, not only sexual but even demonic appearances. While awake, there are evil thoughts that come to my mind that I simply can’t block. If you’re not in the spiritual war, you will not have to face spiritual battles. With a secular life, you’re continually waving the white flag.

Roosh is correct in this: if you stand against this world you will struggle and there will be temptations. We should be confident in the final result. Christ will come. But in the day to day experience, when we live under laws that randomly change, we often are fearful and anxious. This is a deliberate attack on us. So we are like their minions: fearful and enslaved.

PSALM 15

A Psalm of David.

1O Lord, who may abide in Your tent?
Who may dwell on Your holy hill?
2 He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness,
And speaks truth in his heart.
3 He does not slander with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
4 In whose eyes a reprobate is despised,
But who honors those who fear the Lord;
He swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5 He does not put out his money at interest,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things will never be shaken.

Revelation 1:1-8

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, 2 who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.

4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— 6 and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.

8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Matthew 22:23-33

23 On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him, 24 asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.’ 25 Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother; 26 so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh. 27 Last of all, the woman died. 28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.”

29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31 But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God: 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.

Christ clearly taught that this life was not all there is. He confronted the smart boys of his time. His confrontation of the Sadducees — I have met modern ones, most of whom have theology degrees from high status universities — is apropos. Because the smart boys are reliably wrong. Because the smart boys are all closeted snobs.

And yet, as Orwell knows better than anyone, the proles can’t do it on their own. You really do need a vanguard of the proletariat. As Orwell himself notes, Hitler was backed by the big industrialists, and if you really want to needle the eggheads in your life, point out how quickly and thoroughly the German professors knuckled under to Mustache Guy. They couldn’t wait to lick his jackboots, any more than his British and American colleagues could wait to kiss Stalin’s ass. They called themselves a “workers’ party,” but in the early days the Fancy Kitties were almost exclusively found among the dueling fraternities– and professors! — of the German university system.

In other words, maybe the proles don’t need nothin’ but a good time, like the old song says, but though the proles are the “mass” of “mass movement,” the “movement” part gets started considerably higher up the social ladder…. that is, with guys like Orwell. Guys who know, deep in their bones, that there’s more to life than hygiene, short working hours, birth control, etc. Because he’s one of the great prose stylists, it’s not as apparent in Orwell, but in lesser hands than his you can smell the contempt dripping off every sentence an egghead writes about the proles.

They writer and Founding Questions should read Keep the Aspidistra Flying. Orwell was just as snobby about the middle class and small businessmen.

As if status in this life has eternal virtue. It does not. Coveting status has always been a trap. In this time, having status means you must compromise yourself. And that could end up damning you.

Revelations was written for a time of persecution. Revelations was written for a time like this. For the year coming, cling tight to God. Pray that we do in Casa Kea. For the woke roar around like Gollum, knowing that their time is short.