Excellent overview of the honest to goodness situation in real time!
“I’m lost on the battlefield, shooting and running, unable to clearly see my Commander in the chaos. And man is it chaos!”
What I believe you’re feeling is utter disappointment and perhaps some disgust and rightly so in first the human race in general and then in the actual purpose or reason for humanity when there is so much insanity in it! All of that doesn’t quite add up to being human at all. I’ve often said straight out lately and never did I ever feel this way or say this; but I’m ashamed to be a part of the human race so full of rottenness and debauchery afoot everywhere we turn these days! I just wrote yesterday that evil and Satan himself has a firm grip on mankind as it now attempts to crush and destroy all that is good or what’s left of good in this sick twisted world. This is just reality that you are seeing and projecting yourself into as you are now struggling like those poor fish in their final throws gasping for a bit of fresh air because the once plentiful good oxygen that was so abundant or accessible is disappearing! Of course you and I along with many if not all Christians have to begin to wonder what’s going on Jesus, are you going to allow us all to sink into all of this mire and confusion or lack!
We do need to realize that we are living in the most difficult of times so the faint of heart and those that scare easily will fall by the wayside while those left standing intact will have one heck of a job on their hands being steadfast and trusting totally in the Lord!
“….yeah, I’m pretty spent. And feeling a lot like my floating fish, gasping for air.”
Boy did you say a mouthful there Sister! This is an extremely important point and I must tell you I felt that way over the last 15 years a few times but the most just recently as the attacks come from all directions even on this social media networking where first of all we are in a very uncertain form of communication with strangers and who can say what these people are really all about or what their intentions toward us individually really are from moment to moment; too many variables to contend with as I began to see it lately with backstabbing and malicious intent directed at me by others whom I never did nor would I intentionally do so to them; but people can be so selfish and crass!
You brought up Battlefield and that is how it is at times here even in the personalized media outlets where it’s a landscape of mental battles at times just adding to the backdrop of chaos all around us in the world at large where deceptions run rampant and are getting more deadly all the time. But let me say that over these last 15 years when I literally had to fight for my life on multiple fronts against powers far exceeding my training, familiarity or pocket book I got so stressed out and tired of fighting the world it seemed even in court battles that I had to take on by myself while ill because nobody cared or would lift a finger for me to help unless maybe I would have begged or paid; that is how selfish a world we can be in at times now! But somewhat toasted I came out in control of my own circumstances due to Jesus never letting me go down the chute and He provided the inspiration along with my tenacious determination to fight off my foes to actually make it through many battles and along the way He made sure I had a few key allies on a professional level that came along because God put them there to help save me! A beautiful human being a medical doctor that I needed to succeed came into the look from the get goes which made a world of difference and without which the enemy would have been in a position to slam dunk me merrily as they some of these bad seeds running loose love nothing more than to crush the good guys like us! This is only one example but there are many that I could point to as junctures when God absolutely delivered me from the hardship, misery and impending doom to a better day; not heaven yet but a huge incentive which told me never give up; the promise is real and will be fulfilled.
I had a very emotional moment with one of my literal sisters during a long discussion who said today I’m in a rut, and I told her if you and most people you know had been through what I’ve had to bust my behind dealing with over and over while being my own lawyer and best buddy other than my dogs that give so much love on their level; you wouldn’t dare say that to me because then you would know that many people would have given up or died of a heart attack! We are in the battle of our lives now all of us and some are going to fail; we are required to be tenacious and willing to take it all the way to the finish line and never quit! I don’t actually know you and pretty much everyone on this Blog Site but I tell you all that if you say you believe in Jesus and are trusting in him you better mean it and not just be talking out of your butt! That means sure we have bad moments and slip or can’t be in our best form but the commitment to Him alone must be real, genuine and totally determined to allow Him to lead each of us on our own individual paths to heaven! It’s hard road ahead and it will be full of deceptions as well as fierce evils doing great harm but eternity waits down the road so we want that to be eternal life with God our Father in Heaven no if’s and’s or but’s; so that is all I will accept and will do what the Father directs me to do along the way!
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Let’s review this key Scriptures about the End Time that were nicely placed in this compilation for our ease of reading and growing in our insight while building our power that God has given to any who will believe and follow Jesus to the end; truly turning ourselves over to Him even onto death which all things in this world like those fish have as the one certainty this world can offer.
1 Timothy 4:1
1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
2 Corinthians 4:4
4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,but only the Father.
9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
2 Peter 3:3-4
3 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
2 Peter 3:10-13
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
1 The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. 4 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. 7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”So shall it be! Amen. 8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” 9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,
5 Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 6 Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. 9 “You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. 11 Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit. 12 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 13 Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’s standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 Let no one on the housetop go down or enter the house to take anything out. 16 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 17 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 18 Pray that this will not take place in winter, 19 because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now—and never to be equaled again. 20 “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them. 21 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. 22 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 23 So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
I wrote this blog essay months ago but I want to review first the videos contained in it along with my own words again here today for you and anyone having any difficulty dealing with all of this sad and horrid difficulty around us!
I really like and love Jayne Martin; man does she say this so beautifully and calm; something I need so often! I get hardcore like I did with my sister today; I’m kinda broken and yet strong but in my God given ways because we are all broken and going through things and some will suffer horribly, so I want to say hang in there like an Officer in battle telling my troops I’m with you all to the finish line; so come on let’s roll up our sleeves and get this done brothers and sisters!
Then this other following video is so inspiring and makes me cry to know how absolutely true all of this evidence is, what actually is a “Gift from God” to the world as Dr. Peter Soons says in this video; he another wonderful person (Human Being) like Jayne and Barbara Frale are too!
For now I end with this excerpt from that former essay.
Pope Benedict XVI Believes In The Shroud’s Authenticity
All the way back to 2010 the Pope at the time Benedict XVI knew by faith and his deep prayer on the matter of the Shroud’s authenticity that it was the burial cloth of Jesus. Now with the gifts and advanced scientific tools that God has provided mankind we have the conclusive final proof presented in this presentation! I believe that without Jesus actually being here right now as in the Second Coming; that even then there would be multitudes who resist the Truth, and would not accept Him!~ But, God has given mankind enough time and incentives like this miraculous piece of the actual history; that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that all He said is truth as He is Truth! The rest is up to us, by Faith in Him and all He has taught us; to accept or deny Him! Amen.
Your Commander has not lost sight of you and never will; believe!
I only pray this helps you and your family along with anyone else that is in need!
God Bless You! Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III