I Hear a Cry of Desperation

As impeachment-mania rages in the mainstream media in the United States, and as President Trump counter punches Joe and Hunter Biden with allegations of nepotistic corruption in Ukraine and China, I hear some voices in the background.

They are extremely agitated, cunning, reckless, and running scared.

There are other voices I long to hear, but in today’s column I will focus on the background wails that seem to be rising in the United States and all over the world.

I hear a cry of desperation.

I Hear a Cry of Desperation

I’ve lived through one attempted impeachment of a president–Bill Clinton in 1998–and am knowledgeable of the other which nearly drove Andrew Johnson from office in 1868 (he survived by one vote).

But I’ve never heard of such weak and trumped up charges (excuse the pun) being leveled at our president by Nancy Pelosi and her kin in the House of Representatives. If you read the transcript of the telephone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s President Zelensky on July 23, the normal person will see nothing wrong.

Our president asked theirs to look into corruption (which appears legitimate involving the Biden family) and gave no quid pro quo (a this-for-that bribe).

So why did the Speaker of the House explode over the call and promise to fast-track impeachment proceedings on the basis of this flimsy evidence?

I’ll answer that in a moment.

It also bothered me that Speaker Pelosi had the gall to ask her fellow Americans to pray for the impeachment proceedings.


Pastor Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas, responded for millions of us:

“I think it’s hard to take Nancy Pelosi’s call to prayer seriously. I mean it reminds me of a pyromaniac with a match in hand about to set fire to a building, saying ‘Please pray with me that the damage I’m about to cause isn’t too severe.'”

He went on:

“If you’re really sincere about that prayer then put down the impeachment match—they couldn’t beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, they are increasingly aware of the fact that they won’t beat him in 2020, and impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald Trump and the Democrats don’t care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process.”

Later, Jeffress said the frivolousness of the impeachment strategy would lead to “a Civil War–like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.”

I agree. The fault lines have been growing for a generation–a fight between biblical freedom and secular fascism.

The Democratic Party and their media allies have been desperately trying to remove Donald Trump from office because, despite his obvious weaknesses, he is still driving a  renewal of America’s biblical and free enterprise base–and could win election again in 2020. The intelligence leaks didn’t work, the dirty dossier failed, and the Mueller investigation tanked.

Yet, they’ve convinced a portion of the American republic that Donald Trump and his policies are America’s greatest threat and it is their paramount duty to remove him from office.

But it’s all “lies”–(the same name as Chapter One of my recent book).

Yes, we are more susceptible to deception today in America due to the erosion of “virtue and knowledge”  in American hearts and society (Samuel Adams’ warning). When you’re immoral, narcissistic and uninformed, you won’t stand up to evil.

It happened in Germany in the 1930’s. The people bought the lies of the Nazi leadership and their head propagandist. Fred Weinberg of the Western Journal explains:

“[Joseph] Goebbels theorized that, ‘If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.’”

“That was based on a line from Hitler’s Mein Kampf: ‘The great masses of the people … will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.’”

Can the Big Lie work in 2019 in the United States? Apparently Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and their media cheerleaders think so.

Let’s back up for the a moment and look at the global picture.

Have you noticed this fall that four of the major bastions of human freedom in the world are simultaneously under siege? It’s not just the attempt at a Trump impeachment:

  • The United Kingdom (England). New Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under attack to complete the will of the British people to leave the European Union–and all hell is raging against him to stop it. Why?
  • Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom many consider one of the great political prophets of the 21st century, is under investigation for corruption (probably fake news) and is having a hard time forming a government after recent elections. Why?
  • Hong Kong is bring pushed by Communist China to conform to its demands, and the Red police took their first shots recently at freedom protesters. Why now?
  • And the already-mentioned attempted coup to oust President Trump from his leadership of the Free World.

Why these four battles at the same time?

Because all of them stand squarely in the way of the leftist (secular) scheme to bring the globe into one world conformity (tyranny).

It’s all about One World Government.

For “globalism” to triumph Britain must be stopped from the leaving the EU–the model for a One World System. If the U.K. goes, others may follow, postponing the dreams of internationalists. England was the great Christian missionary-sending nation of the 19th century.

Israel must be “wiped off the map” for the world system to be at “peace.” God’s people have always been in the cross-hairs of Satan’s purposes on earth.

Hong Kong is one of the spiritual and financial bastions of freedom in Asia–resisting the only government on earth that could challenge America for world influence (China).

The United States–a backslidden nation–but still the world’s guardian of personal and religious liberty, is the leading nation in world evangelization in the 20th and 21st centuries.

So where does the cry of desperation originate?

In the mouth of demons and their human surrogates who see their plans for keeping England captive, annihilating Israel, weakening the U.S. and losing Hong Kong unraveling before their worried eyes.

Those guttural cries lie behind the Speaker Pelosi’s rattled actions and that of other secular one-worlders. Their plans might not just be set back temporarily. They could be wrecked for generations.

As a follower of Christ, one might ask: “Should we fight against this evil or simply give in to it because it’s inevitable–even the Bible foretells it?

We are always called to fight against evil (Romans 12:21) while leaving end time scenarios to God. What if twentieth century Western nations had simply laid down before the Germans and Japanese and let them take over the world? Then hundreds of millions of people would not have heard the Gospel through the greatest evangelism explosion of all time (1950-to-the-present-day).

I hear a desperate cry from the demonic world. They’re in a panic trying to hang onto their one globalist plan.

We need to hear another cry–the prayers of God’s people going up for the United States, England, Israel, Hong Kong, and all nations, prevailing with God for a global harvest of liberty and salvation.

Who will be most desperate in the 21st century? God’s people or the totalitarians led by the demonic world?

That choice is up to us.


  1. Stacy Burdick on October 7, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Ron, your words remind me of something my grandson said to his grandma: “More prayers Mimi ….” Yes indeed, your call to prayer (against evil) is an echo of what James records:
    And the prayer of faith will save [heal] the sick, and the Lord will raise him …Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah…prayed earnestly…(Jas. 5:15–17.)

    James, as others through time, was recognized as a man of prayer. His letter gives significant insight into prayer. His heartfelt faith trusts that the fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much. Thank you, Dr. Ron for the invitation, as a reminder, to pray as you have topically indicated. Effective prayer is said to be prayer that is in agreement with God’s will and offered in faith and in commitment to the family of God, in context to believers in strong relationships such that they open their heart in confession of their faults to one another as they invest time to specifically pray for one another and others specifically as you have indicated.

  2. John Bulinda on October 4, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Dear Ron Boehme,
    As I read your article that says “I hear a cry of desperation” I can hardly keep silent anymore especially because as an avid reader of the Holy Bible, if I keep silent at this time then the words of Modecai to Esther will not cease to haunt me:
    Then Modecai commanded to answer Esther, “Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the kings house, more than all the Jews.
    For if thou altogether hold thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knows whether thou are come to the kingdom for such a time as this.” Esther 4:13-14.
    Yes the catchword is “FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS ”
    This is a time and season for Acceleration of Alignment.
    You ended your article with the statement “Who will be most desperate in the 21st century? God’s people or totalitarians? I believe its God’s people.
    Since the LORD sent me to this great Nation in the year 2013, I have never ceased to Pray and intercede for the United States of America to return to her Judeo-Christian values.
    If you may remember when I met you at your institution sometimes last year, the LORD gave me the opportunity to Blow my shofar and instantly saw in the spirit, the LORD rearranging things and removing old strategies and replacing them with new strategies.
    We are in a very exceptional time of hearing a New Sound during this season of the Feast of Trumpets and Days of Awe.
    I have called upon the Global Intercessory Generals to intensify their prayers for the United States of America.
    Our cry of desperation will be more effectual on the Day of Atonement which fall between October 8-9, 2018.
    We as Global Intercessory Generals will Repent for Four major strongholds in this nation and other Nations. These are:
    1. Deception
    2. Defiance
    3. Pride
    In Jeremiah 6:16, the LORD calls this great nation of the United States of America to return to its foundation.
    Thus says the LORD, stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said ‘We will not walk therein’ [ That’s Defiance].
    In the following verse, 17 the LORD says:
    Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the Trumpet, But they said ‘We will not hearken’ [That’s Rebellion].
    When the nation was going for the Presidential elections in 2016, the LORD sent me to State capitals in New England to make DECLARATIONS that this nation return to Godliness and RIGHTEOUSNESS then I blew my Shofar/Trumpet.
    On the eve of the election in November I was at Martin Luther King Memorial monument with a team of Prayer Warriors and we Dedicated the President of God’s choice into His perfect will.
    We continue Praying for the sitting President Donald John Trump according to Romans 13:1-7 & 1Timothy 2:1-3. The latter says:
    I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, PRAYERS, INTERCESSIONS and giving thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that they may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all goodness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.
    If there is a Time when the church needed to pray the more it is now.
    We at Prayer Warriors Ministries in Kent WA has taken upon ourselves to Pray for all.the 50 States of America and Nations of the World to know the TRUTH that shall set them free.
    Defiance Brings Calamity
    As we may remember, on September 2001, the entire world was under great shock when New York was attacked by the enemy of this great nation through the 911 terrorist bombing of the Twin Towers in the early morning of September 11.
    This evil attack not only affected and changed the history of America but affected many nations worldwide. This is why as Global Intercessory Generals we cannot just sit and watch, but Watch and Pray.

    How can we together make America great again?
    President Eisenhower remarked and said “America’s Greatness is based upon a Spiritual quality” We cannot separate ourselves from our history. On March 3, 1931, the U.S. Congress adopted Francis Scott Key “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the National Anthem.
    President Truman stated October 30, 1949:
    When the U.S. WAS ESTABLISHED…THE MOTTO WAS “IN GOD WE TRUST” I Believe this is still the motto that will still place this nations’ firm Trust in God. From the penny to the dollar Bill the Words “IN GOD WE TRUST ” Still strengthen the need for this Nation to never forget their history.
    The last act of Congress ever signed by President Abraham Lincoln was one requiring the motto…”IN GOD WE TRUST” should hereafter be inscribed upon all our national coin. The motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST” was inscribed in the U.S. Chamber above the speakers rostrum; above the Senate’s main southern door; on a tribute block inside the Washington Monument; and on a stained-glass window in the U.S. Capitol’s Chapel.
    President Eisenhower remarked at a ceremony issuing the first stamp bearing the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST ” April 1954: America’s Greatness has been based upon a Spiritual quality….symbolized by the stamp that will be issued today…Regardless of any eloquence of the words that may be inside the letter, on the outside he places a message: “Here is….the land that lives in respect for the Almighty’s mercy to us.” Each of us, hereafter, fastening such a stamp on a letter, cannot fail to feel something of the inspiration that we do whenever we read….”IN GOD WE TRUST ”

    On July 11, 1954, a month after the phrase “UNDER GOD” was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance, Congress enacted Public Law 84-140 which put the motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST” on ALL NATIONAL COINS AND CURRENCY.

    President John F. Kennedy in February 9, 1961 said “The guiding principle of this Nation has been, is now, and ever shall be “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

    President Reagan stated in his National Day of Prayer Proclmation, March 19 1981:
    Our Nation’s motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” was not chosen lightly. It reflects a basic recognition that there is a Divine Authority in the universe to which this Nation owes homage.
    Reagan stated at a White House observance of National Day of Prayer, May 6, 1982:
    Our faith in God is a mighty source of strength. Our pledge of Allegiance states that we are “ONE NATION UNDER GOD ” and our currency bears the motto, IN GOD WE TRUST.

    My beloved wife and I are in Pacific North West and very humbled that the Sovereign LORD chose, called and made our election sure to bring back the 50 States of America to the Prayer Altar from the Family Unit; For SO GOES THE FAMILY SO GOES THE CHURCH, AND SO GOES THE CHURCH SO GOES THE NATION.
    We live in times of Desperation and confusion. Our hope of Drawing closer to God seems to have waned. But there is still hope for America through the Global Intercessory Generation of Holiness, Adoration, REPENTANCE, Believing [Lord Jesus Christ], and Oracles [Word of God]
    Yes, the Restoration of America to Greatness Again is based upon A Spiritual Quality.
    Let’s join our President to Make America Great Again.

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