While sitting at the desk in my office, thinking, praying, and reading God’s word, the reality of our
current times came before me. Again, I wondered, what is it going to take for Christians and church leaders
to see the revelation of God’s word unfolding before us and take real action to stand against evil as our
Lord Jesus would? Like the experience of Bonhoffer during the rise of Nazi Germany, all the dominos of
evil were clearly falling in place. Yet, the so-called church refused to see the evil tide and literally aided
the enemy in their efforts to destroy the lives and souls of so many of God’s children.
So, I look at the world. Specifically, my American home, which I cherish as a gift from God, and
I see the intentional destruction of everything Godly and good escalating at a great pace. Morality is being
destroyed right in front of us and governments are sponsoring it. Gross sexual perversion is being pushed
as normal and good to the most vulnerable and innocent, our children, their young souls being lost by the
minute. Parents, who oppose such perversion, are having their children removed from their custody.
Pastors who simply stand for God’s truth are arrested at gun point by FBI agents in the early morning, and
threatened with years in prison. The rule of law and our constitution are literally being ignored and distorted
by those who took an oath that they would uphold it. Fear tactics and blatant deception are being used by
our government, the media, big business, and others, to control and manipulate people. We see nation
(race/people groups) rising against nation, wars and rumors of wars, and the list goes on. Interestingly, I
often hear comments from non-Christians who see what is going on all around us as they wonder if our
world coming to an end. They wonder but seem incapable of understanding the true end game.
But wait, as children of God, none of the above should catch us by surprise! Our understanding of
it should be reasonably clear. God’s word told us in the end days it shall be like Sodom and Gomorrah,
and it shall be like the days on Noah. Perversion and idolatry will reach a great scale. Much of the world
won’t see the Lord’s return coming because of self-centered focus and consumption. In addition, God’s
word also told us that in the end times both the chaff and the wheat will grow strong in preparation for the
harvests of souls at the end of this age.
So, this makes me wonder, where is the wheat? Where is the body of Christ standing boldly as Salt
and Light to a world in need of God’s truth? Truth which will set them free of the present destruction. By
the way, when I say “world” I mean every aspect of human existence and civilization which includes
government and politics. If there is any part of this world that can’t be touched by God’s authority and
power, then so be it. But, if Jesus does have all authority, power, and dominion, then the body of Christ
and His Shepherd’s, have no excuse not to stand boldly against such evil and firmly influence the world
around us for God’s Kingdom. To be clear, in Revelations chapter one, Jesus Himself stated that He is the
Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He IS, He WAS, and He IS TO COME, the ALMIGHTY
(the ruler of All). The Ever-Living One, and He possesses the keys of death and Hades.
Now for our part, The Lord commanded us to take dominion over all things. He formed
government, which is intended to only do good according to biblical standards, and He placed Himself as
the head of it with us as His ruling citizens (ecclesia). He directed us to remove the wicked from government
and to oppose all wicked actions (See Prov 25:5, 26), and finally He commanded us to disciple all to obey
With this said, I wonder what’s it going to take for those who call themselves “children of God” or
“His Shepherds” to stand boldly and openly against the present evil? I wonder, how big will God show up
when His people take a stand? Remember…Evil gets powerful and shows up at your door when its ignored.
Finally, many shall come on that day and say Lord, Lord. He will say depart from me you wicked
servant, I never knew you. I wonder…what’s our excuse?
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Jim. McClain is the National Director of Faith and Board Member for County
Citizens Defending Freedom (CCDF-USA), a non-profit organization that equips and empowers
American citizens to stand for and preserve freedom for themselves and future generations.
Gen. McClain served his nation spanning a period of 36 years as an enlisted and officer member
of the United States Air Force. He completed his Air Force career as Commander of the Air
Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA), which oversaw execution of Air Force Surgeon
General’s policies and programs in support of Air Force medical capabilities and national
security strategy. AFMSA provided expert consultative leadership for the entire medical service
supporting the activities of more than 44,000 personnel serving 2.6 million beneficiaries
through 76 military treatment facilities worldwide with a $6.1 billion budget. Among other
roles, Gen. McClain also served as Chief of the Biomedical Sciences Corps, providing mentorship
and professional advocacy for more than 2,300 officers in 18 Air Force Allied Health specialties.
Gen. McClain originally enlisted in the Air Force in October 1980 as an electronic warfare
systems specialist. He later attended the Air Force Academy, and graduated in 1986 as a Human
Factors Engineer. He completed his first Masters Degree in Systems Engineering at Wright State
University in 1989 while at his first operational assignment. As an engineer, he spent his early
career engaged in the research, development and testing of advanced combat aircraft, missile,
space and command/control systems.
Gen. McClain transfer into the Air Force Medical Service, Biomedical Science Corps in 1991 to
become an Aerospace Physiologist. As a physiologist, he continued his human factors career
now in the world of aerospace medicine and safety. There he served in multiple roles including
medical operations, education, systems development, command, and other leadership roles at
the squadron, Group, Wing, Major Command, Headquarters and Agency levels.
Gen. McClain completed Air Command and Staff College as a distinguished graduate, and
attended Air War College, garnering a second Master’s Degree in Strategy Studies.
Gen. McClain is a combat veteran serving during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring
Freedom, and retired from military service in December 2016.