Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Remembering Our Glorious Future!

Huh.  Ta da!  Lol.

I just wrote and long and impassioned, inspired blog post about how I could use your prayers (and that you've got mine:) . . . because of how the enemy is raging and thwarting and threatening on all sides, yet how we mustn't forget the treasure--the awesome gift we've already been given and so on--my main point being how if and when we "step out" the enemy does all he can to sabotage and discourage. . . .

And I went to publish it . . . and *POOF* . . . it was gone, disappeared into the ether.  Blank page. Haha case in point!

I wrote of how the enemy seeks to crush us with fear and then resentment--the insidiousness of instilling resentment in us toward God when we are under attack and seemingly cannot make any headway. . . . I wrote of how wondrous, dire, grave, glorious this whole thing is--the awe and wonder of God . . . and how regardless of the slings and arrows we must not forget that He is sovereign, in complete charge, no accidents . . . and that He is good and glorious and purposeful regarding our own lives and purposes. . . .

I wrote of how, although He is control, yet He desires to work out our callings and missions, through prayer and sacrifice, joy, peace, love and understanding, one toward each other. . . .

I wrote of my gratitude toward you, my friends, brothers and sisters in Christ. . . .

And more. . . .

The enemy is obviously conducting a full court press offensive on all sides, deluded he might actually win his goal of separating us from the Father.  But NOTHING in this world or any other can separate us from the love and companionship of God, we who love and serve Him. . . .

And . . . how the enemy desires we should quit, hovel, hide, fear and resent, but we are called to give an answer and live lives as an example for that glorious hope that lies within us.  Do we have that hope? Is it strong, blazing, obvious to others?  Or do we live like beleaguered quitters who whimper and run and shake a fist at the Lord privately in our hearts?  That is how the enemy would have us--and especially resenting....

It came to me yesterday just how insidious resentment is--resentment toward one another and above all resentment toward God.  It is like a cancer of the soul within if it is allowed to fester and gain root. Most are unaware of the anger, resentment they carry and then project onto God and others. . . .

To cause doubt, fear, envy, greed, jealousy . . . general resentment for our lot . . . is what the enemy seeks. . . . To fear and resent God because of envy and jealousy and greed toward others and the world. . . . Which is the same as questioning God, putting Him on trial and accusing Him of lawlessness and sin--which is a horrific evil; yet it is the way of the world, pervasive.  The believer ought have none of it.  Even a little bit of it is poisonous and spreads throughout the soul, spirit and even physical body. . . .

We cannot forget the glorious future, beyond expectation and comprehension for now, but which lies in wait for us who believe and follow the Lord. . . .

Perseverance, longsuffering, joy, mercy, compassion, strength, love, hope, faith, sacrifice . . . are our traits to employ--giving an answer through our lives and expression for the real and living hope that we have in the Saviour!

Praise God and God bless you for being my friends and companions in Christ; onward to the end . . . which is only the true and blessed beginning!



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Whiplash Left

"The days of cash everywhere are numbered, as once it is removed, they can do what they will to everyone’s funds.  It can be anything: a computer glitch, a solar flare, an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack, or a cyberattack to take it all to a “zero” balance.  Notice how the states are one by one beginning to become insolvent?  Notice how the narrowed eyes of the suit-swathed “gentlemen” are now on the IRA’s?" http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-planned-destruction-of-america-if-they-cant-collapse-it-internally-theyll-attack-the-u-s-externally_07182017


There's nothing really new in this article but it is a nice compendium of the dire situation going on.  One thing I don't many realize re the whole "Russia" narrative . . . is that this agit-prop meme is not only designed to stymie Trump and conservatives . . . is that it is also designed (I believe) to destroy the Democrat Party as well.  Well, at least finish off whatever "moderate" old-school Democrats there are that still inhabit the party.  What will come out of it all . . . is there will be the rise of a hard left, radical party--blatantly socialist/communist, no fig leaf.  THIS new leftist party (whether it's still operating under the guise of the Dems or not) will whiplash back into power with a vengeance.  Then the real, blatant oppression and civil strife will ensue.  This will likely be combined with a military attack of some sort. . . . Anyway, that's what I'm seeing lurking in the wings. . . .

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Shameful

I've had it my mind and heart for a while... since I heard of it . . . and then did my own investigation.....(which didn't take long as I've been tracking it all along the way). . . . The shameful attention-seeking activities of some so-called believers... attacking Dr. James White for daring to engage certain Islamic scholars.... The knee-jerk thoughtless bigotry.... secret anti-reformed bias and ignorance. . . . Brannon House ie., . . . . shameful, self-righteous frauds as far as I'm concerned.  NOT believers, or if they are then in the infantile stages of belief and Spiritual understanding... Sam Shamoun--fraud.  Tool.  Horrific examples . . . of Christian intelligence, understanding, charity, grace and love--in other words, shameful representatives of THE GOSPEL!.... more on this in a bit... just had to get the ball rolling.... :) God Bless!es you!

http://www.alankurschner.com/2017/06/11/james-white-documents-brannon-howses-lies-and-deception/

https://apologeticsandagape.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/dr-white-has-been-judged-unfairly/

https://askdrbrown.org/library/why-hysterical-attack-james-white-his-interfaith-dialogue

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Darkness Flees When. . . .

It never fails to quickly get me out of a dark and worrisome mode. . . . Deploying love and gratitude....and humor. . . . I find there is a place, which the Spirit brings . . . where almost instantly--though there might have been fear, anxiety--the situation can be transformed into one of hope, love, thankfulness.  The Spirit is love and truth . . . and the truth of any situation is that it could (and really should) be so much worse; but God's grace preserves us from devastating horrors constantly.  We have no idea just what our fallen wretchedness actually deserves--but instead, the Lord mitigates the suffering and torment we would be experiencing even NOW but for His protection and sustenance. . . . Hence the gratitude.  It is a hellish place and point of view that does not realize how much there is to be thankful for.

If in a dire mode, I hasten to recall, recount all the many things to be grateful for and straight away the darkness lifts.  Nearby and close on heels is a rush of love--I find it easy to have compassion and even love for everyone.  This does not equate to a tolerance of evil . . . but rather is the stance of knowing "there but for the grace of God I would be--"  It is hard--perhaps impossible--to remain in fear when thinking and feeling full of love and gratitude, tinged with a healthy sense of humor.  What is to fear?  God is in absolute control . . . and He is good, just, perfect, holy. . . . It is when we doubt God (which we often do albeit subconsciously) that we begin getting into trouble.  Same with suppressed anger and resentment toward God, which all comes from a selfish, "me-centered" purpose and reality.  If we are God centered . . . then His love and blessedness abound and fill us increasingly.  Fear, anxiety, darkness . . . cannot abide.  The enemy and his rotten fruits must flee. . . .

Like a script... wait, oh yeah, it IS a script....



Thursday, July 13, 2017

The "Russian" Script

I can't help but notice the "Russia" situation and the latest media created episode. . . . I wrote early on in the post "The Honey-Trap; it's all a Rus(e)!" (last October 2016) . . . that I believed the outrage from the Democrats against the "Russian threat" was all fake.  That looks obvious now, I know.  But again with what's coming out with this latest drama re Trump Jr. . . . I continue to believe that the Russians are actually in cahoots with the Dems and have been all along.  The danger on the other side is in believing that they are not.  They (the Soviets) are not secretly on the side of conservatives.

What is being set up now . . . is what will happen when the left sweeps back into power with a purported mandate to rectify/punish those who supported Trump.  The stage is being set for a blatant socialist/communist revolution and final crushing of constitutionalists/patriots who will be utterly demoralized once this false hope (of restoration) phase is over.

This is why I continue to emphasize how important it will be to stay strong and faithful in the coming storm of retribution.  As I wrote early on in the election season, I have not believed for a second that the globalist/commi-elite would ever let ie., Trump be successful in restoring traditional America's culture and sovereignty.  No way.  What's happening now is a long-time, well-planned strategy to finally crush whatever is left of those who want to see America return to it's Christian-based, free-market, "republican" form of limited government.  They knew (and I believe chose) Trump to be the character who they would use to be the poster-child for the America's last gasp.  I believe there will be purges and pogroms of a sort, once they finish their demonization, of all those who would defy the NWO world government plan.  I would just say, be prepared.  This little window of hope is designed to stay open but for a moment... then the plan is to shut it for good....


Monday, July 10, 2017

Ask not--Have Naught

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GamcLftXWMU


Here is the latest video from Pastor Jason Wallace who pastors a church I attend when able.   He addresses such an important issue--how Mormons, when they discover the many dubious foundations of their church and their "prophet" often end up losing faith altogether.  [If the link doesn't show as my blog seems plagued with technical issues, and you want to check out the video, it is on Youtube and called "After Mormonism . . . Now What?"]

Meanwhile, I believe it is a very precarious and intense time for believers. . . . On so many levels there is constant assault.  The enemy is going for broke, delusional that he can win out after all.  It is amazing how brilliant and devious evil can be, yet at the same time so blind and foolish. . . .

Seriously, I think this is fast becoming a time where it may seem (as a believer) that you are quite alone in the world, in your faith.  The wolf seeks to split a lamb off from the flock, isolate and target for destruction, one by one. . . . 'Tis a time of dire testing. . . .

Many, many a follower has had to face the enemy, the world alone, it would seem.  At least as far as any earthly companion may go.  But even if it seems we are alone in the world to stand and profess God and His Truth, so be it!  This is the faith required--when all else fails . . . when all others fail . . . God never fails and is ever ready to give us comfort in our time of spiritual need.  More often than not, we do not feel or "see" or "hear" Him answering . . . because we do not seek.  We have naught, because we ask not. . . .

Praising God always and forever, I pray!
brother, Thomas


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Direct My Thought...Purge My Heart

"O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul.
Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the ever lasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day, and all the days of my life.
Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Gospel. Give me repentance from dead works. Pardon my wanderings, & direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation. Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments. Make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber. But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life.Bless my family, friends & kindred unite us all in praising & glorifying thee in all our works begun, continued, and ended, when we shall come to make our last account before thee blessed Saviour, who hath taught us thus to pray, our Father."
--George Washington, Prayer Journal

Sunday, July 2, 2017

As A Father Would. . . .

I was thinking about how it is that God does not delight in our suffering yet it his will that we suffer as fallen through this mortal life. . . . God has a purpose--an intent for our future existence--how, who and what we will eventually be.

And it's like a father who wants to create and cultivate a certain type of child.  For us to love Him all the more (which is the highest joy of existence, it would appear) He puts us through this firing . . . and the experience of what life is like without Him.  Like a father who only wants his child to succeed at the intended goal, some pain/discipline/separation is involved.  He doesn't "enjoy" that we suffer, but it is necessary (it would appear) to His divine, perfect end. . . .

Brother Thomas ©2015

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