Tyranny Stalks Us
Psalm 118 tells us not to put our trust in princes and with good reason: fallible humans with power will often abuse that power and violate every one of God's commandments. The Patriot Act in the US and other forms of legislation in so-called western democratic societies will be the club used to beat down all forms of peaceful protest deemed dangerous to the ruling powers, in the name of suppressing terrorism.
What could be more dangerous to today's civil magistrates than to assert the Crown Rights of King Jesus? The Christian Church is due for some severe weeding and pruning in order to start producing the peaceable fruit of righteousness. I predict that day of pruning is not far away.