My sister passed along a photo on Facebook of a chicken farm burning to the ground, the 19th such farm to be torched so far this year by arson. This farm was a major supplier of eggs, selling some 3 million a day. In Pennsylvania and Iowa, millions of chickens and turkeys have had to be slaughtered this year because of bird flu. I was listening to a succession of farmers and ranchers call into the Sean Hannity radio program, speaking of how they were facing potential bankruptcy with the soaring fuel prices. Livestock producers are especially hard hit, not only the poultry farmers but the cattlemen as well, who have the added problem of getting their cattle to market with a truck-driver shortage and only four packing companies in the country processing meat.
When we look at what’s happening in the U.S. since the Biden administration took over the White House, we can see not only an unraveling of the nations’ economy, but a general spirit of total lawlessness taking over the country, fostered and nurtured by the election of leftists as district attorneys, governors, and members of Congress as well as the appointment of leftist judges to federal court benches. All of this together has given this nation a clear picture as to what the idea of “woke” is all about. I could go on about how our educational system has been taken over by neo-Marxists pushing the LGBTQ+ rights issue upon the youngest school children, and how our military as well as our law enforcement agencies have been gutted over Covid-19 vaccinations and “Defund the Police” efforts. All these are the results of a political movement that has its origins in unseen spiritual forces.
The very fact that 19 poultry farms have been targeted by arsonists is a demonstration of the “woke” culture at work to push what is really a Marxist agenda on the country. That Marxism has its foundations in demonic influences has become very apparent, because who else but Marxist-backed radical animal rights activists would destroy the livelihoods of agricultural workers, not to mention a good part of our nation’s food supply, to send the clear message to all the rest of us that we’re all supposed to become vegans. Never mind that they killed so many birds (how’s that for protecting animals?). They just want us all to quit eating eggs and meat as part of the development of a “utopian world,” as the envision it.
This goes along with what LGBTQ radicals are saying, that we’re all supposed to “evolve” into homosexuals, with young children taught if they want to go transgender, that’s good, and that being gay is preferable to being straight. What this translates into as that heterosexual behavior (and marriage) should ultimately be eliminated, and the traditional family become a thing of the past. This is very much in keeping with what Karl Marx envisioned for the world in a “utopian” state. This is what the “woke” culture is completely committed to–making the final push to see the U.S., and then the whole world, in a godless society where everyone’s queer, lives on vegetation, and no longer works at any kind of a job. They’re all just supposed to live in perfect harmony with each other. This is exactly what Satan wants to see Marxists push for, because he knows it would end up in the complete annihilation of the human race.
How do I know Satan was the originator of Marxist ideology? Because that clearly shows up in the various evil things Marx advocated, things which we see foretold in Scripture. The “woke” movement has drawn followers from various churches and religious backgrounds with this call for the realization of a perfect ideal, conflict-free world, where all injustices are redressed, and equity is assured for all people. What so many don’t realize is they have been duped into believing such a delusion, that humans would even be capable of forming a world at perfect peace and harmony apart from its Creator. But this is the influence of Satan and the demonic spirits who partner with him. The Apostle Paul brings this into focus in I Timothy 4:1-3, in which he writes:
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.” (ESV)
This describes exactly what we’re seeing in this neo-Marxist “woke” movement. The Apostle Paul was given a revelation of the evil that would be unleashed on the earth in the closing days of time, with an assault on human sexuality as God designed and intended it to be, and restrictions on what they eat, can buy, or even say or think. People who have totally sold out to this demonic political ideology, even in the name of trying to be “good Christians,” fail to recognize how badly their minds have been twisted by demonic powers.
All of this is what Paul refers to in Verse 1 of this passage concerning those who would forsake the teachings of Jesus and the Christian faith to follow after “deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.” The rise of New Age spirituality and neo-paganism over the last four decades in this country has led many people, including those in Christian churches, to the worship of the Mother Earth goddess Gaia, and the practice of sorcery and witchcraft. All of this leaves these people wide open to the controlling power of Satan and his demon cohorts. Those of us who have been pastors for any period of time can attest that when people dabble in the occult, they open themselves up to demonic possession, which can then lead to criminal behavior, up to and including murder. Add the Satan-concocted philosophy of Marxism with its ultimate call of mass genocide against everyone on earth who will not embrace the Godless, demonic, delusion of utopia, and we end up where we are as a nation today.
It is Satan’s goal and program to divide and destroy, be it a marriage, a family, or a nation. In Hebrew his name is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon. Both names mean Destroyer. What makes this name so appropriate is that it’s entirely within his nature and character to be a liar, a thief, and a murderer. Naturally, he would whisper into the mind and heart of a young Karl Marx a hatred for everything that God made good, turning him against the Judeo/Christian tradition after his father insisted their family convert from Judaism to the Lutheran Church, all for the sake of financial advantage. Whether or not Karl Marx himself became demon-possessed, we do not know. But one thing is certain: the philosophy he developed is demoniacal in what it proposes, especially when it comes to the principle of the ends (a Godless utopian world) justifies whatever means necessary to reach it, including the mass slaughter of any and all people who stand in its way.
So what do we do about this Marxist “woke” movement? Insurrection against the current administration is NOT the answer. Praying for God to move on the hearts and minds of those caught up in this whole Marxist culture, and in particular, that they be delivered from the demonic influences driving them to engage in all their evil activities, is. As Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” We need to pray for God to pour out His Holy Spirit on the nation and Marxists especially, as they will see clearly whose lies they believe, and turn to God and His truth instead.
Scripture quotations taken from The ESB Bible, (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version) copyright 2001, by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.