Saturday, February 3, 2024

D.L. Gardner: Times of Distress

Jesus is the Messiah or Christ promised to Israel throughout the Old Testament as Israel’s Savior and King Who will save the people and rule the whole world from His throne in Jerusalem.

During His first advent, Jesus propounded riddles to those trying to catch him in a misstatement in order to kill Him for blasphemy. Jesus asked, “How is it that they say the Christ is David’s son? For David himself says in the book of Psalms, ‘The Lord said to my Lord sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.’ David therefore calls Him ‘Lord,’ and how is He his son?” Jews agreed the Christ would be a son of David, but didn’t know how the Christ could be both a son and the Lord Himself.

In chapter 30 of his prophecy Jeremiah wrote, “Alas! for that day is great, there is none like it; and is the time of Jacob’s distress, but he will be saved from it.” Then, “But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.” Needless to say, this earth has seen many times of distress, but none as bad as prophesied by Jeremiah here.

During those days Israel’s enemies will surround the nation and Jerusalem in particular to wipe them off the map. How many times has Iran and its proxies threatened Israel with genocide? Look at a map of the Middle East. How many nations surrounding Israel are enemies?

Within days of Hamas’ October 7th attack on innocent Israeli families, “spontaneous” protests against Israel sprang up across America and the rest of the world calling for genocide of the Jews. Chants of “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” The chant speaks of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, territory declared the state of Israel on May 14, 1948, by Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion in his Declaration of Independence.

Since then Israel has been attacked many times by surrounding enemies, including neighbor nations and organizations like Hamas who have been recognized as terrorists or sponsors of terrorism.

America’s own war against terrorism began in earnest after Islamic terrorists attacked innocent civilians September 11, 2001. These terrorists killed 2,977 men, women and children, the largest loss of lives in one day on American soil by a foreign power. Since that day our military has fought “over there” to keep Americans safe “over here.”

Surrounded by two great oceans on the east and west, and sharing peaceful borders with allies on the north and south, America has been nearly invulnerable from foreign attacks … until now. On January 21, 2021, President Biden began cancelling his predecessor’s policies that had protected our borders against illegal entry. Since then millions of immigrants from nearly every nation on earth have crossed our borders illegally.

Why are so many people from adversarial nations traveling around the world to cross our southern border? The FBI issued warnings last week about increased violence including foreign terrorist attacks by those who have entered America illegally.

Things aren’t looking too good for peace in 2024. Are we living in the end times? Regardless, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” Psalm 118:8
 Daniel L. Gardner is a columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at


Anonymous said...

Don’t worry too much Daniel, I am sure congress will pass the immigration reform bill on the table and we can finally sign into law the tools necessary to control the border. It’s a bi partisan bill coming out of the Senate if you hadn’t heard. Surely Republicans in the House will give it a hearing. Or will they kill it for political reasons before they even see it. Who really wants to the right thing the right way?

If you missed it Biden just unleashed an attack of profound magnitude on Iranian controlled sites in Iraq and Syria . As Sec. Austin said, we got bigger and more guns. As for Israel , many countries are questioning their tactics and motives.

Anonymous said...

Yes, just like the Brown shirts and our Neo Nazi's and Proud Boys their goons who attack our Capitol, every group who wants to force their religion or political agendas on others with vandalism or violence is scum. AND, they certainly if claiming to be religious avoid ever quoting Jesus.

There are Bibles that put Jesus' words in red. Find one D.L. or at least read Matthew 5-7 until you understand each word and memorized ALL of it!

You could also buy a book on the history of religions. Sadly, too often , after being a positive force in society, be badly used and bastardized by those who seek power for themselves.

Anonymous said...

No one has ever accused Daniel of being abreast of current events or of being someone who would research a difference of opinion .

Anonymous said...

Biden, handmaiden of Islamobama, is controlling the border now, it is globally porous as he promised during his campaign as he turned hard left. I think he made a deal with the fake pope to trade open borders for abortions to grease his access to heaven and to meet Obama's criteria for future fame.

Hopefully Trump will be elected to end this madness and institute mass deportations of the invaders.

Anonymous said...

Let's see - both candidates are aged and "senile" -- one (Biden) actually is and the other (Trump) must be trumped up on Viagra or some such (yet still old and insanely fickle). Not to mention Trump is a perpetual liar and dishonest businessman but I guess that's ok with some since "his policies are good." Hah! Let's see - he's not a good man but we want him anyway because he has good ideas. Last I checked, so did Richard Nixon.

Close the border. Shut it down -- Canada also. Send people back who shouldn't be here. Give the illegals a path (hey, at least they want to work) or kick them out. Find and jail the terrorists. Stop this awful flow of illegal drugs that is killing our people. Simple platform. Let's take our country back, how about that?

Anonymous said...

Ah, hell. All these illegals ain't no thang. Just sign legislation that makes them all legal Murkins, just like the hardliner "conservative" Ronald Reagan did 30 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Odd how a Bible story could evoke such vitriolic posts.

Anonymous said...

You really think Daniel cares about the bible ?

Anonymous said...

6:34 am It's interesting to me how you ultimately state you want to "take our country back," yet you vociferously attack the only person likely to be President who would do so. Are you confused enough that you believe Biden would do ANYTHING to "take back America?"

I just found your rant to be curious. It's almost as if you have a mild case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, but it's not gotten severe enough to prevent you from still seeing your ultimate goal.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention Trump is a perpetual liar and dishonest businessman.

At least Trump has had a job during his life. Joe hasn't. We have been supporting him all of his life. Still he knifed us in the back and sold his ass to other countries just to provide drugs for his kid.

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