I'm feeling prompted again to mention the urgency of the hour . . . to prepare your souls. Prepare for the increased outpouring and guidance of the Holy Spirit in the soon coming days of orchestrated chaos, "civil war", and societal breakdown. Again, I must emphasize . . . that when a certain matter starts hitting the fan . . . natural instincts of flight . . . or fight . . . will be powerful and you will be sorely tested not to put God on hold, while you attend to seemingly more pressing issues. Many will say to God, "I can't pray or read the Word today, or read or hear preaching--there is so much to do, just to survive!" . . . and then, they will get busy with "survival" and responding to crises . . . and never return to their walk with the Lord. I suspect such will but be showing that they were never convicted in the first place.
But remember, there is no issue more pressing . . . than the salvation of your soul. What will it profit . . . to hold on to your food storage, guns, property . . . but lose your soul?
"The man who says,'I know Him,' but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him." (1 John 2:4)
There is no longer time to fuss around the edges of this thing. If you are the Lord's, then you are expected to walk in the light, not in darkness; not in the ways of the world. Forget about your happiness and concentrate on your holiness. Do not let God's sacrifice amount to you just carrying on and living as the world does (and that means IN YOUR HEART) as if Jesus came and died, so that we can chase after flesh and tawdry pleasures like base dogs.
The emotional forces about to be unleashed are intended, from the broader view of things (the spiritual view) to derail you from your walk with Jesus, plain and simple . . . and brutal. I wasn't just gushing platitudes and vague idealistic notions . . . in the MayDay talk . . . when I said, roughly speaking, "this is it, get ALL IN for and about God now, stop straddling the fence otherwise you will be knocked off it and on the wrong side when the storms come up."
I am well aware of what is occurring politically, socially, militarily . . . revolutionary-wise, as I have been saying for several years now that we were getting close to a time of check points, restricted travel, riots and veritable martial law, imposed by an increasingly obvious communist-style dictatorship . . . . And that's just the beginning of troubles . . . . [though, note, that the WORST thing the one world dictatorship will do, is not restrict your travel or take your guns, but it will try to take your soul! The scariest battles will be waged in spirit, for and by spirit(s), which is why I emphasize so strongly not letting yourself get too distracted by "externals"--this is an INNER situation battlefield.]
I have thought about it on and off for years . . . how I expected to respond when the events predicted started to actually appear and become day-to-day reality . . . .
Having always claimed to be primarily "about God" . . . it would not make sense to suddenly throw in the towel now and run (in fear or anger) with the devils, just because the external world is in gross, manipulated, wicked upheaval.
No, the only answer, for a disciple wanna-be . . . is but to press harder for the mark, which means relinquishing even more of that fallen self who has been watching the world go its way--relinquish . . . to the guidance and instruction of Holy Spirit . . . as He does His work in me. I strongly advise the same--and pronto--if you are still considering options . . . .
I suspect at some point . . . things will happen suddenly and fast--the element of surprise and shock and awe. . . . and that things taken for granted now, like easy, free ranging internet access . . . ie., to surf around and read blogs like this one or others . . . may not always be there . . . . OR, events on the ground may be so alarming in some areas . . . that getting on the internet to read and research and relate to cyber friends etc., may be down on the list of things needed to be done for the day . . . . I might mention again, take note of the post office address . . . as I would hope to be able to maintain some sort of communication and (teaching? preaching? or whatever it is I do here . . . maybe just sharing? . . . ) . . . for as long as the Lord provides means and access . . . .
Anyway . . . just feeling strongly prompted to again . . . note the urgency of the moment . . . and desire to share the zeal and fire I am experiencing nowadays in the Spirit, seeing the real, blessed way "forward", exhorting one and all who love truth--who love God--to go deeper, more fiercely dealing with fallen self and it's comrades in the world (spiritually) . . . so as not to be led astray . . . in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, as things heat up . . . . Getting that power and discernment (much needed) which comes from the Holy Word enlivened by the Holy Spirit, engaged in His transformative work of sanctification, begun already with your new life in Christ . . . . I had always hoped that when this time came, there would be an outpouring of the Spirit to help those who truly want to walk in the Light, to be able to do so! . . . and I dare say, that IS happening, praise God!