Light for the Last Days

The bad guys are winning in nation after nation (for the moment)

In Isaiah 59 we read:

Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. 15 So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.

Isaiah 59.14-15

Wherever you look in the world today you see violence and oppression. Evil rulers are taking control of nations and people suffer injustice. Those who resist risk imprisonment or death. 

Democracy – Our World in Data

China is crushing freedom for millions of Christians, and now cracking down on the last remnants of freedom in Hong Kong. 

World Report 2020: China | Human Rights Watch (

Iran’s new Prime Minister Raisi, imposed by ailing Ayatollah Khameini, and the one likely to succeed him as supreme leader, has a brutal history of executing prisoners of conscience who resist the wicked Islamic regime.

As the US pulls out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is taking over causing people to flee in terror from their advance as they seek to impose their hard line Islamist dictatorship on the country.

Dictators are crushing freedom and cracking down on opposition – Lukashenko in Belarus, Putin in Russia, the military junta in Myanmar.

Across Africa Islamist terrorists, corrupt governments, as well as famine and natural disaster, are causing ruin and misery for millions of ordinary people.

South Africa has just seen an orgy of violence and looting bringing the military onto the streets to restore order. Lebanon is on the brink of total collapse with no functioning government, and poverty and ruin in what was once described as the Switzerland of the Middle East. 

War has ruined Syria, Yemen, Libya. Iraq remains in danger of further conflict. 

Yemen – 2014–present

In Central America, drug gangs, failing government and crushing poverty cause millions to want to get out and go to the USA. 

Why the Central America Crisis Is So Persistent (

But the US is not a safe place either. People who can are fleeing America’s big cities where lawlessness has taken over. Truth has indeed fallen in the street, as many people become a prey to the bad guys who are winning in so many situations around the world.    

U.S. violent crime victims, by gender 2019 | Statista

Celebrating 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party, leader Xi Xing Pin announced that anyone trying to bully China will face ‘broken heads and bloodshed.’ He also spoke of China’s goal of taking over Taiwan:

‘Resolving the Taiwan question and realising China’s complete reunification is a historic mission and an unshakable commitment of the Communist Party of China.’

Chinese President Xi Jing-Pin

Chinese planes are breaching Taiwanese air space almost daily.  Its navy is taking over nearby uninhabited islands, raising questions that it may be preparing for an invasion. The US has a defensive pact with Taiwan going back to 1955. U.S. military activities have increased around the eastern coast of China, the Taiwan Strait, and the South China Sea. Almost every day there’s an American aircraft or a ship near the Chinese coast. Japan has joined the US in these naval exercises.  Such activities are usually followed by some Chinese military response and other diplomatic reactions from the Chinese foreign ministry.


China is building 120 new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) near its northwestern city of Yumen, indicating a significant expansion in its nuclear forces and sparking concerns of a Taiwan-related conflict between China and the United States.

A video has appeared online that is circulating among Chinese Communist Party channels in which the regime threatens to unleash a “continuous” nuclear war on the world.

“When we liberate Taiwan, if Japan dares to intervene by force, even if it only deploys one soldier, one plane and one ship, we will not only return reciprocal fire but also start a full-scale war against Japan, suing nuclear bombs to make it surrender.”

Any action could spark off a US war with China which could be devastating. One little known fact is that Taiwan is virtually the sole supplier of sophisticated computer chips which are exported around the world and are a vital component part for billions of products with built-in electronics, including iPhones, personal computers and cars. Without these chips the world economy simply would not be able to function.

Worldwide Semiconductor Wafer Capacity Leaders 2021 – AnySilicon

All this is going on, but not for long. The Lord is coming and when He comes, He will transfer the government of the world from these wicked men to Himself.

  For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9.6

Tony Pearce