Turning a Corner in Time
Are we, or have we turned a corner in time. Are we fast approaching the time when there will be no more time as man knows it? Every time I turn on the TV lately somebody is being or has been killed. The truly scary part to me is that here in this country it is not the forces of evil doing the killing. It is those appointed to protect and defend our society doing the killing. How can this evil happen? When did we turn this corner of death and destruction. It was before 9/11. Remember Waco, Oklahoma City, Jim Jones, It has not been like this all my life or I do not remember it being this way, but it had to have a starting point. Or has it always been like this since Cain and Able.
Then I read Ephesians 6:11-12, it gave me pause. My eyes were opened in a new way. I spent thirteen years of my life defending this country and what it stands for. How could it come to this? Those verses say, “Put on the whole armor of God. that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil, For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
So what is the Armor of God? The Word of Truth and the Holy Spirit are the most powerful parts. Yet they must be combined with knowledge of the Word and how it functions in truth to be effectively used.
Hosea 4:6 makes clear that God’s people are destroyed through a lack of knowledge. That is not the heathens or the lost, it is His people. This country professes to be His people today, but it certainly can’t be seen when we look at society as a whole.
I am back I just had a bit of wake up call. Nothing wakes you up like pouring a whole cup of hot coffee on your bare foot first thing in the morning as you take the sugar spoon out of the cup. Didn’t really need the sugar I guess.
I was getting sidetracked from my goal for this post and I got pulled back into reality. A friend of mines blog already says it in much better style than I could ever do. Where I was going with this? You can follow the link to her blog post. You owe it to yourself to read her post and understand what is happening in the world we live in.
The following little insert is where I was headed before the coffee and when I started throwing out verses. It sums up what I am personally having issues with.
“Awesome Lori, it speaks volumes. Irony for me is that I was/am just writing a similar piece but as a question. "A Corner in Time." When did we turn this corner of death and destruction? It was before 9/11. Remember Waco, Oklahoma City, Jim Jones, It has not been like this all my life or I do not remember it being this way, but it had to have a starting point. Or has it always been like this since Cain and Able. Anyhow thanks for the boot to get it started.” The above was my comment on her blog.
We thought the problem with people flying planes into things was over. There is always a way for evil to accomplish it goal. Jesus said in the end it would be as in the days of Noah. I advise reading Genesis 6 and your eyes will be opened significantly.
Jesus also said the only sign that would be given was the sign of Jonah. If you want your eyes opened wider read 2nd Peter 3: 8-9 and if you count the days from Adam using the Lords count, we are entering the seventh day or the day of the Lord. The only thing is left that has to happen for Jonah’s prophecy to be fulfilled is for the Lord to rise up, just as Jonah did. It is amazing that he would use one of the most questioned books of the Bible as the only precursor of his coming. So if Jonah is a lie your okay, however, if it is true as Christ said it was. We are standing at the door and everywhere I turn I hear knocking.
If you have a problem with what is going on in the world today you might read a couple verses from Isaiah and be even more confused or maybe enlightened. Isaiah 45: 5-9 yes God does it all, but for his purposes and in the end, regardless, he says we win. Isaiah 54:16;17. Do YOU know YOUR Bible, it will make you a winner.
As the parable of the ten virgins makes clear, the time to fill your lamp with light and knowledge is quickly running out. Please excuse my writing as it may not be the neatest. I have been totally sick since the 28th of March and went from then to the 5th and ate nothing. I had two tamales on Easter, normally eat six. Had no sides and went back to bed. Was down to the 9th with nothing and then on the 10th I had my first meal, a 6 inch subway. It stayed down and I feel better today. I wanted to get this post out as I have not had one in a while, but believe me I was beginning to wonder if there even was going to be another post. The upside is I have lost almost 35 pounds.