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Former wrestler and now the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, Glenn Jacobs, shared his faith at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual Road to Majority Conference on Friday. Jacobs was formerly the wrestler Kane for the WWE, which was the WWF at the time when he began his career in 1995. He has had a longtime wrestling career, with his last title being in 2019 when he won the 24/7 Championship. He won his first bid as mayor of Knox County in 2018 as a Republican and was reelected last year. “I always joke that because of my character, you know – most politicians are trying to convince people that the politician is the person they see on TV. I was trying to convince people I was not the person they saw on TV,” Jacobs told Fox News Digital.

 Jacobs began his speech by announcing, “It is a great time to be alive… there is no time I’d rather be alive than right now.” He noted the audience might find this statement odd and gave a list of reasons why Americans might be concerned: side effects after COVID shutdowns, transgenderism and questions about biology, open borders, and the indictment of former president Donald Trump being amongst them. And yet, Jacobs optimistically shared, “the end of one cycle is approaching.” He referred to Ecclesiastes 3:1, quoting, “To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven.” “See, God designed nature as cyclical, not linear. History is the same way,” he said. 

He stated it did not diminish the seriousness of what Americans are facing, such as cultural Marxism, which he stated seeks to be a “counter-revolution” to the principles of 1776. “Now, we can feel sorry for ourselves that we live in such a time, or we can rejoice that we have the opportunity to shape the world that our children and our grandchildren will live in,” he challenged the crowd. “Duty is calling again,” he said. “Now is not the time to shirk it.” He stated that despite the odds, “As people of faith, there is no challenge too big.” He also encouraged the crowd to focus on what they believed in. “We must remain positive and committed to what we believe in, not engage in negativity and concentrate solely on what we oppose.” He also encouraged working together, even when there were disagreements. “The person who agrees with you 80% of the time is your friend and ally, not a 20% traitor.” He rebuked bickering, adding, “If you approach things from a place of mutual respect and friendship, you’re going to go a lot further than if you come from the perspective of constant confrontation.”

He concluded that his listeners should have “faith and hope.” “Change is coming,” he said. “It’s up to us to determine whether that change is positive or negative.” He stated “the other side” was in for a rude awakening. “Because nighttime is coming for them. But for the rest of us, dawn is breaking.” He finished positively, saying, “I do believe that our best days are ahead of us… God bless all of you. And God continues to bless the United States of America.”

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