Kamala Harris just made the most chilling statement I have even heard a politician make. She said California is the future of America. How big a boatload of Kool-Aid would you have to swallow to consider that a positive statement?
The last time I heard a threat like that, I was a boy and Nikita Khrushchev said, “your grandchildren will grow up under communism.” That didn’t happen. Neither will Kamala’s threat.
San Francisco was once the crown jewel of California. Today, my home town is a smoldering mess. I was there recently. It shocked me how it had degenerated. Human waste, dirty needles, and the odor of death hung over the city.
I felt a danger on the streets, I had never felt before. I wasn’t afraid of crime per se…it was more the disintegration of civilization itself. Market street was an endless line of dazed people—sitting up against the walls in lawn chairs—in front of even the swankiest stores, smoking marijuana. One report said San Francisco is now worse than some of the poorest cities in the world.
Fully 25% of America’s entire homeless population lives in Los Angeles. Cali liberals are so defensive about this, they ban videos on social media that showed the homeless camps.
California ministers can’t say they weren’t warned. I know I did my share. The last few years I lived there I made several new enemies because of the message the Holy Spirit burned in my soul.
I preached in many of the larger spirit-filled churches in the state. I was very clear: I told them we had 5 years left. I told them the things we had to do. If not, God could not use them to stem the disaster that awaited California.
Here’s what I said in a nutshell:
-You must make your church a nuclear reactor of outreach and holiness. If you do not, your church will degenerate into a hospital for disgruntled and anemic saints. In such hospitals, the patients rise up and kill the doctors. That is what is happening now.
-I said you better preach and teach the Cross, the Blood, and core Bible convictions. Arm your people with values and the reasons behind those values. Preach truth now, I said, or a day will soon come the truths you are avoiding will be banned. That happened. The user friendly message which was a mistake then, is the only one approved by government now. If it gets out that you preach moral values now, you can easlity be protested and prosecuted.
-Finally, I implored them to sharpen their rebuttal to California’s insane values on marriage, drugs, crime, prostitution laws, propaganda in childhood education. I warned them they were too busy in their isolated kingdoms to come together as one voice that could influence voters. This one was the most painful thing for me to watch. When bill after bill came before California voters, the silence of the church was deafening.
Jerry Brown accused Trump of declaring war on California. Imagine, our Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to Sacramento to enforce Federal Law and the Governor calls it a declaration of war.
Governor Brown, it is you who declared war—on your own people. You put a bulls eye on the middle class. That’s why they are leaving in droves. You made Christian parents send their kids to classrooms where their faith was bashed as bigoted and false. On your watch, California went from number one to dead last in many categories, including being named the worst state overall.
Now Kamala Harris wants to spread California to the rest of America. Wispy liberals across the nation love the idea. This is a repeat of history. The Romans worshiped and emulated Greek Culture. Then Greece rotted from within. But it was too late for Rome to change course—they rotted too. At least we have the advantage of seeing what a failure California’s culture is.
I am not giving up on California. There are millions of Christ followers there. There are thousands of pastors who putting their lives on the line every Sunday to preach the entire Gospel. There are ministries there that I will work with till Jesus comes.
Acts 20:31 says, “Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” My messages of warning once limited to California are now nationwide. I get it. Not everyone is comfortable with my blogs. I was banned from some churches in California—I expect that ban to spread to other states.
I confess, it is disheartening that churches in other states learned nothing from the folly and cultural impotence of seeker churches in California. It knocks the wind out of me when believers don’t see—regardless of how brash he seems—Donald Trump was a deliverance from certain catastrophe under Hillary.
No matter what I will carry on. Not just because growing audience is starting to listen, or because I see the mercy drops of latter rain, but because these warnings are a part of my calling. And no, California is not in anyway America’s future.