We may feel defeated now that Trump, who many of us saw as a sort of temporal Katechon holding back the evils of a new world order, has apparently been cheated out of the election. America and the world lost a great opportunity. Under Trump, the United States could have “more gently and organically [become], bypassing the catastrophic upheavals, one of the poles of the multipolar world (albeit the most powerful and influential).” 1
Instead, “the agonizing globalists represented by Biden will continue desperate attempts to maintain power in the U.S. and partly in the world, which will almost certainly lead to an escalation of regional conflicts, and, most likely, to World War III.” 2
Barring some grand decision by the courts, we have missed a great opportunity. A strong wall that was restraining evil has been brought down.
In 2 Thessalonians we read of one who restrains lawlessness. The Greek word for it was Katechon. I’m not saying that Trump was the one referred to in this scripture, or even that he is particularly a righteous man. But it is certainly clear that he has been holding back the tide of liberalism which tends towards one world order, which ultimately requires doing away with rights of conscience and religious freedom. Just check out the Great Reset and you’ll get a taste of the world to come.
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming.”2 Thessalonians 2:7
So now what do we do? Now that this temporal holder back of lawlessness has been defeated? Fight it in the courts, I suppose. But it is a certainty that the left will throw fits and instigate violent riots like we’ve been seeing from them for most of 2020.
We can have little impact on the courts. We have to focus on what we have power over. It is now up to us, the conservatives, the Republicans, the Christians, the free-thinkers, the people of good will who understand what has happened and what is at stake, to make ourselves a stronger part of that body which restrains evil. I urge everyone to go to church, specifically the Catholic church, and pray, especially pray the rosary every day.
But if you cannot swallow that pill, there are many civic things you can do.
Realize that we have a vote every day, not just once every four years. We vote with every purchase we make. Do your research. Support only those companies that support you.
Work to bring down big tech, by finding alternatives to FB and Twitter and Google.
Boycott any company that pushes the new world religion on you: Starbucks for example.
Learn the names of your representatives and give them regular emails and calls.
Pray for an end to abortion on demand.
Donate money to a church you believe in.
Talk to others, especially democrats. Let them see your light. Let it shine.
We may very well be the Katechon mentioned in 2 Thessalonians, but even if we fall, keep in mind that the man of lawlessness must be revealed. It will be a terrible dark time, but on his heels comes our savior, Jesus Christ! And with just his breath, he will destroy lawlessness.