I have always had a soft spot for history. I have never had a very good grasp on it because history lessons from teachers and books vary in biases and often content. It seems people often want us to know and understand their own take on history and accurate data seems difficult to come by. Complete truth on the whole is becoming very difficult to attain. History is no exception. This is why I love the Bible, because it is truth. So I study the history of the Bible for all our origins onward and there it is not forgotten. God knew what we would become as a fallen world and provided a means of truth for all who would read or hear it so He and how He made us on purpose with love is never forgotten. I will never forget. I will never stop reading truth. I believe it is our responsibility to remember. History repeats itself if we are not actively pursuing truth and fighting for it. We have the light of truth and need to shine it into the dark world surrounding us.
Now, I believe this mounting misery I and so many of my friends/family are experiencing are spiritual attacks in origin. I believe the enemy is grasping to destroy as many people as possible because his time is short and Jesus’ return and reign is soon. So bad guys are ramping up their game, the enemy is attacking harder, people’s spiritual decisions become more apparent. The problem with this is that we feel it. It is very real for us, not some intangible idea but a very real things are horrible sometimes kind of thing. Sometimes seems unbearable and I cry a lot. Yes, this tower of encouragement and strength weeps like a little girl at the despair, loneliness, attacks, ugliness around me, problems other people are having. It is very hard. So I wanted to encourage you to remember that things are real yes but are guided and orchestrated by a demon or principality of darkness and evil. Willing people are often used by these evil beings as pawns but our fight is truly a spiritual one. So we must fight together and help and lift each other up and band together using our most powerful spiritual weapons: contrition, salvation, prayer, worship, drawing close to God, Bible reading and fellowship. That is it. Problem is the same as the day of the first sin just is more escalated now. Message and solution are the same simple message and solution as ever also. We got this. Do not lose hope or stop fighting. Be strong andolutionnd courageous. Do not be afraid. God has overcome already. Remember that and cling to Him and His promises. I am right here with you and God sure is too. Love you! God is good!!❤❤❤
My daddy was a boxing instructor in the Marines, so we watched a lot of boxing back in the day. So I love boxing analogies. Lol And in general, the key to never losing a fight is to pick the right fight. Yeah, sometimes people will surprise you and get in a good hit anyway, but you have done your best to minimize damage and be victorious. So in life, we need to conserve our energy and pick the right fight. There are many out there. Many. Any number of fights to be had. And what someone’s outer appearance is or whether they know proper etiquette or what translation of Bible they read (despiteth howest thou likest the perfecteth KJV, becauseth everyone talkest thusly) or what the name is on the church. These things do not matter at all. Not one bit. There are real issues no one is talking about. There is a sin problem, an avoiding church problem, a my kids can beat a video game in 2 days straight but don’t know a Bible verse problem, an abortion problem, and here’s the biggest one of all, a problem of people choosing sin and eternal hell to humble repentance (contrition) and eternal heaven. This is a huge problem. This is a good fight to take on. Because Jesus already won this one for them, they just need truth and prayer to open their hearts and accept it. As a big picture person, I rarely get hung up majoring on the minors, but I am not always fighting what I should be fighting. But way too much attention is being put on inconsequential matters and not enough people are fighting for people’s eternal soul destination. There attention only two options: heaven or hell and I don’t and God doesn’t want anyone to go there because of His great love for us. I love because He loves. Fight that fight. Help them if you can, win their hearts for God who longs for more children to adopt. I don’t want anyone going to hell. I will fight that fight. ❤
If something plagues you, torments you, tempts you, gets the best of you, pervades your thinking, bests you, threatens to defeat you, punishes you unjustly, dampens your spirits, excites your body too much, whatever it is, to this thing/person/idea/voice you may feel free to kick it to the curb. I had to. It needs that. That which is in need of being kicked should rightly be kicked. If you can’t, bring it to me or a trusted friend and I’ll or they’ll do it. Happy to. I have been there. Recently. Kick it. There is the concept in the Bible “If your right hand/eye causes you to sin, cut it off for it is better to lose your hand/eye than for your whole body to be thrown to hell.” Why hang on to that which threatens eternity? Just let it go, like that Frozen song. Let it go. Kick it to the curb. Tell it OUT LOUD to leave in Jesus’ name. If it come back, which it will, tell it again. Keep doing that and read your Bible and pray to God for help. Stay away from it. Don’t entertain that internal terrorist. “We do not negotiate with terrorists” is another valid argument. Cease and decist. I just wanted to encourage anyone who needed it. God loves you and will help as soon as you humbly ask Him to. I will pray for you too. Love you, friend! ❤
Isaiah 2:7. Their land is full of silver and gold; there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots. 8. Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made. 9. So people will be brought low and everyone humbled— do not forgive them. 10. Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from the fearful presence of the Lord and the splendor of his majesty! 11. The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. 12. The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled), 17. The arrogance of man will be brought low and human pride humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day, 18. and the idols will totally disappear. 19. People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the Lord and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth. 20. In that day people will throw away to the moles and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship. 21. They will flee to caverns in the rocks and to the overhanging crags from the fearful presence of the Lord and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth. 22. Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?”
By smallness, I do not mean the size of physical form. Just to get that right from the start. The one good thing about evil being so dominant in the fake news entertainment (as there are few and far between true journalists anymore but I digress) or anti-social media or entertainment media is that whatever they are saying, the opposite is true. If they say he did, you can bet he didn’t. If they say families are healthy without a mom and dad, you can bet they are unhealthy. If they say follow your heart, follow your head because your heart is the most easily tricked. If they say true, it is a lie. It is so laughably predictable with all the evil/lie prevalence around us. So if the world says your goal should be to get rich and powerful and popular and well known, you can bet my goal is to get smaller, meaning humble. If man is god, mine isn’t, I’ll stick to God being God. So look with these truth eyes and invert every line you are given and you will be closer to the truth than you imagined. ☺
Most people are not naturally warriors. I am and have had to learn to trade that fighting spirit for a peaceful one. But I believe we all are warriors in our way or at least have the potential to be. Not everyone is called to bloody warfare or physically stopping a bad guy, but everyone I know has some kind of battle and can wage war against it. There is always a battle between good, those loving God, and evil, those against God. There is no middle anymore. And so there is a fight for everyone’s soul and life. God wants to love us and care for us in heaven forever. Evil wants us dead and defeated and separated from God forever. So we have choices to make, sometime little tiny ones like telling the truth in a situation instead of lying or big ones like not allowing someone to hit you again or git your kids. And everything in between. That horrible person trying to bust up your marriage, that irritating and disheartening employer, that annoying neighbor playing loud music at late hours, that one discouraging person, your onternal fears or addictions. And I believe every person not only has it in them to be a warrior but humbly with God’s help, to win. God is a winner, THE winner. He has won the war and helps every person who asks Him to win whatever little battle still waged. “Nothing formed against me shall propser” with God’s help. That is a promise, a guarantee not a possibility when you reach out to Jesus for help. A warrior is only as good as his weapon and the Bible and prayer but mostly Jesus is our weapon. No one stands a chance against Him who means you harm. Fight renewed, loved warrior!