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VISION OF THE ENEMY'S BATTLE PLAN--AND THE LORD'S INSTRUCTION FOR PREPARATION

My Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus,
 
Many years ago this e-mail came to me and I saved it.  Now it seems God has called us to war and we are not ready!  Understanding how the enemy works is of most importance.  Knowing Jesus is of greater importance still!  The closer we are to Him, the least likely we will be deceived - "For My sheep know My voice ..."

 

Let us pray as we reflect upon these words and this vision.

 

Yours in Christ Jesus,

PrairWarur

 

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VISION OF THE ENEMY'S BATTLE PLAN AND THE LORD'S INSTRUCTION FOR PREPARATION

Given to Hollie Moody

LAUGHING AND TALKING WITH THE LORD

As I was praying on April 25th, 2000, I began to see in my mind a picture of the Lord.  He was sitting on a rock and groups of
people of all ages were gathered around Him.  They all seemed to be laughing and talking together.  I felt joy and peace and happiness as I viewed this scene.

 

At times, the Lord would reach down and bring a child onto His lap.  Or, He would reach out and a baby would be placed into His arms.  He would then gaze down into the face of the baby and speak softly and tenderly to the baby.  At other times, someone would draw close to His side, and He would place His arm around them, and draw them closer to Him.

A WARRING ANGEL APPROACHES

An angel approached the Lord.  The crowd before the Lord parted to allow the angel to draw near to the Lord.  A silence fell over the laughing, joyous crowd as the angel stopped before the Lord and began to speak.  From the way this angel was dressed, I sensed immediately that this was a warring angel.  Being a warring angel and well aware of the coming battle plan of the enemy, he spoke with a strong sense of urgency and even perplexity in his voice.  He was very concerned.

"WHY DO THE PEOPLE SIT HERE?" - [The Angel said, meaning no disrespect]  

 

"There is work to be done," the angel said to the Lord. "Why do the people only sit here idly?  These are dangerous times.  The people should be doing battle in prayer and in the spirit.  Instead, they sit here at Your feet, laughing.  They are completely unaware of what is even now transpiring in the courts of hell."  With great concern in his voice, the angel asked,  "Why are You allowing this?"

[Before continuing the vision, as a side bar to that conversation, I had the impression the angel and the Lord had been in each other's presence numerous times and had many conversations with one another.  What the angel said did not sound disrespectful or challenging at all.  I could feel how he was feeling, and it was a genuine question in the midst of such perplexing opposition to come.]

SHOW THIS CHILD THE ENEMY'S PLAN

The Lord gazed with love at the angel before Him. "Before I answer your questions," the Lord replied, "take this child of Mine and show her what is being planned by the enemy."

Both the angel and the Lord then turned their heads and stared at me.  "This will be too much for her," the angel protested. "Take her, and show her," the Lord repeated. (The angel bowed his head to the Lord, then turned towards me.)

I began to back nervously away as the angel approached me.   "Where are you taking me?"  I asked the angel.  "To the enemy's camp," the angel replied.  "Go with him," the Lord instructed me.  I felt very nervous and afraid, but allowed the angel to
touch me.  As soon as the angel touched me, we were in darkness.  I felt fear engulf me.

FEAR NOT

"Fear not," the angel said to me, and instantly, the fear vanished.  The darkness seemed to dissipate, and I discovered that the angel and I were in what appeared to be a great court.  A man was sitting on a large throne, and before him were gathered all types of creatures and men.  (This "court" had the appearance of a cave.  When I first viewed this scene, I felt stunned. I'm not sure why.  It was like something "rebelled" in me at what I was seeing.)
"Who is that man on the throne?"  I asked the angel.  "And who are the creatures and men gathered before him?"  "That is the accuser of the brethren and his armies," the angel replied.

WHERE SATAN RULES

I then realized that I was in the presence of Satan.  (When the angel informed me that this man was Satan, the fact that he was sitting on a throne amazed me.  Later, when I prayed about this aspect of the vision, I felt that the Lord said that Satan was trying to copy everything that was God's in heaven, for himself.)  Satan was speaking, and I heard him say,  "This will be our strategy."  He then got up from his throne and went to stand in front of a large map on the wall behind him.  As I stared at the map, I became aware that it was a map of the entire world.  

 

(It is very hard to describe this "map."  The map wasn't actually "pinned" or "hanging" on the wall, but it was in front of the wall.  It was like I could see it from all angles.  And also, I could see like "air waves," "wind currents," the tides of the seas, etc.  I could also see the hemisphere around the world ~~ moons, stars, planets, etc.  I really have no words or way to correctly put down the appearance of this "map.")

STRATEGIES AGAINST THE WORLD

Satan began to divide the world into sections. Then, he called out some names.  I saw the creatures and the men gathered before Satan part, and very large and strong looking angelic beings approached Satan.  (I saw four of these mighty looking angelic beings.)  I could sense the power of these beings, and sensed the evil and wickedness of that power.  A hush had fallen over the crowd.  "Who are these beings?"  I whispered to the angel who I was with.  The angel I was with seemed concerned.  "They are Satan's princes."  Satan began speaking again, and he was assigning sections of the world to each of these "princes."  "You will need your armies," Satan said to them.  "Choose whoever you will.  All is at your disposal."

TO DECEIVE AND DESTROY MANKIND

The large beings then began to pick and choose who would be in their particular army. (This was by no means "orderly." There was a great deal of arguing, bickering, etc.)  When they were finished, they all turned back to Satan and stared at him.  "Each prince will teach you our strategy to deceive and to destroy and to slay mankind," Satan said.  "Go with them."

THE CLASSROOMS OF THE ENEMY'S SCHOOL

The princes and their armies began to exit from the presence of Satan.  The angel and I began to follow one of the groups.  They went into what appeared to be a school room.  The prince went to the front of the room and began to instruct his army on how to deceive, destroy and slay the people in their particular section of the world that had been allocated to them.  The angel and I then went to each "classroom."  The same plans and strategies were being "taught" in each "classroom."  (By the "same" plans, I don't mean each class was teaching the exact same thing.  What I mean, is that each class was very thorough in what it was teaching, and on how to apply what was being taught.)

In some of the classrooms, they were studying political leaders.  Their families, homes, lifestyles, etc., were being closely scrutinized.  I felt very frightened and helpless, very overwhelmed, as I saw and heard how very thorough these "lessons," for lack of a better word, were.  Nothing was left to chance.  Every area of these political leaders' lives was being dissected and investigated and studied.  Demons were being assigned on how to "attack" and influence and "control" each of these political leaders, their families, and even their friends and co-workers.  Nothing was left to chance.  Nothing was overlooked.  The books they read, the radio stations they listened to, etc., everything, everything was being discussed.  The enormity of all of this was absolutely mind boggling to me.  This also occurred with the religious leaders.

CLASSES IN RELIGION

It was the "religion" classes that frightened and shocked me the most.  In these classes, religions of the nations were being studied and discussed.  Even New Age and occult, Wicca, tarot, etc., were being discussed.  Buddhism, Hinduism, etc., were being discussed.  The bibles and books and other writings for all of these religions were being read and studied.  Each denomination of Christianity was being studied.  

The Bible being studied was the major source of information for these "lessons."  This was truly horrifying and shocking to me that demons were reading and studying the Bible.  And, it was all for the intent to twist what was written, and to seek ways to misinterpret, misrepresent, etc., it to Christians.  The demons were discussing ways to "dilute" the Gospel.  They were discussing ways to "incorporate" major beliefs from all the religions into one big acceptable "gospel for humankind."

ORDERED TO INFILTRATE

Some of the demons in these religion classes were ordered to "infiltrate" churches, were being taken into actual churches, and were watching how the people prayed, worshiped, sang, etc.  They were studying how messages were being delivered to the congregations in numerous churches.  They were studying the individuals who were used in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.  These individuals were followed around constantly by assigned demons, who watched and listened to everything these people said and did.  The friends and family members of these individuals were also studied.  The demons discussed ways to drive wedges, etc., between those people who were truly being used of God, and the people they went to church with, and even how to cause these peoples' own pastors and spiritual leaders to lose faith and confidence in these people who were used in the gifts of the Spirit.  I felt so angry and frustrated and helpless as I saw and heard how this was to be accomplished, and how it had already been initiated in many, many congregations, and how it was largely succeeding.

"PRACTICING WORSHIP"

Many of these "religious" demons, for lack of a better word, were being taught how to sing in churches, how to dance in the Spirit, how to pray and teach.  I felt at times as if I were going to vomit as I witnessed many demons in these classrooms "practicing" how to worship the Lord, and how to be a Christian.  Seeing a demon "dancing before the Lord" is so awful, and so sickening, that there are just no words to describe it adequately.  
Some of these more "major" demons, could also work "signs, and wonders, and even miracles." Some of these demons, were also being taught how to be "Christ."  This was being done, by actually studying the scriptures.  Seeing some of these demons acting and speaking like Christ, shocked me speechless.  Seeing them reading the Bible, was like an abomination to me.

In some of these classes, even UFO's and aliens were being discussed, and how to deceive people through these phenomenon. There were classrooms where food and dress and slang words - (yes, slang words!) were being studied.  Crops were being studied and discussed.  All of this was just so vast, it overwhelmed me.  

Suddenly, the "classes" began to leave the rooms.  The angel and I followed them.  They congregated back in front of Satan.

"HOW WILL YOU DECEIVE MANKIND?"

"Report," Satan said.  "How will we deceive, destroy and slay mankind?"  One of the princes came forward and began to outline their plans and strategies to Satan.
"The people want signs and wonders and miracles from their religious leaders," the prince said.  "We know that our enemy will be, and has begun already, to grant this unto his children.  We will slip in with a counterfeit move, and deceive many.  We have taught our armies how to mimic worship, praise, and looking and acting like a true believer.  We will give unto our armies the ability to work signs, wonders and even miracles.  But while all become focused upon these outward manifestations, others of us will begin behind the scenes to dilute the message of the gospel.  We will accomplish this partly through speaking to the people about God's 'true' nature.  We will allow the people to create God into what and who they want Him to be."  

 

"Good," Satan said. "Very good."  The prince began to speak once again. "When the people have created their own version of God, then, we will give them OUR god."  The crowd before Satan began to cheer wildly.

BACK BEFORE THE LORD

"We must depart !" the angel urged me.  Suddenly, we were back before the Lord.  He was still in the midst of His children; laughing with them, talking to them, touching them.  A silence fell over the group once again as the angel I was with once
more approached the Lord.  The angel reported to the Lord all we had heard and seen in hell.

"WHY ARE YOU JUST SITTING HERE WITH THE PEOPLE, LORD?"

The angel was very concerned and distressed, asking, "Why are You just sitting here with the people?  Why haven't they been sent to begin battle?  How will they be able to discern this coming great deception if they aren't even aware that one is coming?"
The Lord became grave.  His face as He looked at His children was alight with His great love for them.  I noticed tears in His eyes.  Then, He turned His head and looked at the angel speaking with Him.

ONLY BY KNOWING THE TRUE--WILL THEY KNOW THE FALSE

"My children will know the false, by knowing the true," the Lord said.  "The longer they spend in My Presence, the more they will
know My voice when they hear it.  A voice of a stranger, they will not follow."  "But the enemy has those who have been taught to speak just as You do," the angel protested.  "They sound almost just like You."  "Almost," the Lord replied gently.  "Almost they sound like Me.  Only My sheep who have lingered long in My Presence will know the voice of their true Shepherd.  And this is why I spend so much time with My children.  I spend as much time with them as they allow Me to.  I know very well what the enemy is planning.  My plans are plans of love and fellowship."

The angel and the Lord both fell silent as they gazed at the crowd before the Lord.  "Love them well!" the angel replied.

"IN THE MIDST OF THE GREAT COMING BATTLE, I WILL MOVE . . I WILL BLESS"

"Yes, a battle is coming," the Lord sighed, and I saw tears in His eyes. "Great wickedness and persecution upon My children;  My true children who know My voice.  A time of wickedness and persecution such as has never been seen or experienced.  Yet in the midst of it all, I will move, I will bless, I will speak, I will love. I will win.  There are those of My children who sense much of this. They are the ones who will never stop praying and interceding; not even in times of seeming peace.  "What about me, Lord?" I asked.

"TELL THE PRAYER WARRIORS TO STRENGTHEN THEMSELVES"

The angel and the Lord looked at me. "Pray," the Lord replied.  "Tell the prayer warriors to strengthen themselves and their
brothers and sisters in the times of peace.  I will be pouring out of My Spirit upon all nations and peoples.  It will spread to even the most unlikely of places~~ television, magazines, newspapers, radios, even the Internet.  And it will be here that the battle will truly begin, and the deception begin."

"IT IS TIME"

The Lord stood up. "It is time?" the angel asked Him.  "It is time," the Lord replied.  Then, I was no longer with the Lord or the angel, but praying once again.

John 10 is in my mind; especially verse 14 ~~ "I am the Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine."



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Now it seems God has called us to war and we are not ready!  Understanding how the enemy works is of most importance.  Knowing Jesus is of greater importance still!  The closer we are to Him, the least likely we will be deceived - "For My sheep know My voice ..."


Shalom Sister,

God has always informed us of the war we are facing. Why do you see Him calling us "now" when He informed us of the battle thousands of years ago? We can even read it through the whole bible. We are also informed in Ephesians 6:10-20:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.


As for the email, sorry to tell you, but I don't believe this really happened. No angel of God would ever confront God in such a manner. I also believe that the fallen angels have been around since before man, so why would they need to be taught anything, since they have been with Satan for thousands of years.

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:thumbsup:  Amen Onelight.  

 

 

Now it seems God has called us to war and we are not ready!  Understanding how the enemy works is of most importance.  Knowing Jesus is of greater importance still!  The closer we are to Him, the least likely we will be deceived - "For My sheep know My voice ..."


Shalom Sister,

God has always informed us of the war we are facing. Why do you see Him calling us "now" when He informed us of the battle thousands of years ago? We can even read it through the whole bible. We are also informed in Ephesians 6:10-20:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.


As for the email, sorry to tell you, but I don't believe this really happened. No angel of God would ever confront God in such a manner. I also believe that the fallen angels have been around since before man, so why would they need to be taught anything, since they have been with Satan for thousands of years.

 



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Dear OneLight,

 

I really have no answers for you other than this was supposedly written after this young woman's vision in 2000.  I received it and decided to pass it on to a few prayer warrior friends several years later.  It came to mind again recently, so I decided to read it again and then I decided to share with you here.  I copied the entire e-mail as I had written it and sent it some 8 to 10 years ago.  So, no, I am not just now realizing there is a battle raging.

 

Now that you have called it into question, I can see your point.  Still, what I do know is that we all learn at different times and even different levels, as some still deny the fact there is a spiritual war going on.  By "some", I mean there are Christians who do not believe in "spiritual warfare", nor do they believe in a real devil who wages war against the saints even though the bible does say these things.  Which brings to mind my first realization that the devil was able to go before the throne of God as is described in Job.  Even as a Christian, it took me awhile to grasp that concept, but the Bible says that is exactly what took place.  Job 1:6

 

I also know there is a purpose in God's timing.  I was raised a Christian and understood the Bible.  One day a friend came to me talking about this "spiritual battle" he was involved with in some manner, and I do not remember the specifics now.  He told me things I had only seen in horror movies.  Yet, for some reason, I believed him.  I talked to my pastor first and he was very hesitant in these things.  You see, we weren't a church that really did "spiritual battle", nor did most people who were members have any idea what that even meant other than our day to day struggles that seem to be a part of everyone's life.  

 

I prayed a lot about this issue.  I told God I believed, I just was not ready and I really did not want to deal with demons and scary things like that.  Mind you, this was over 30 years ago and I was quite young without a lot of nerve.  I was very comfortable in the sanitized version of Christianity that I was surrounded by.  We were holy people.  We were regular church attenders and volunteers and ministered to the needy and counseled the alcoholics, but until I broke away from that church and began a life in the "real world", I had no idea what "spiritual warfare" meant.

 

I was like so many that were in my family and circle of friends, thinking that our spiritual battles consisted of rebellious children, and teens, who would eventually come around, or the neighbor's husband who drank too much, or that lazy woman down the block everyone talked about, but demons?  No, we did not think that happened anymore and did not give it much thought at all.  Even my own mentors seemed to think that if we just ignore the devil then he'll just go away.

 

So, that was that.  God understood I was happy in my own version of warfare.  Not too much later I was going to find out that God was not happy, though.  He had another plan for me and it began shortly after I was informed that there was an actual thing going on in this world that involved entities I had not given much thought about.

 

People started coming to me saying this happened or that happened, and these things defied reason.  The enemy was starting to become really real!  My religious studies took a definite turn to preachers and teachers who spoke in terms I had never heard before.  One pastor who has passed away now, led a church that had grown dramatically, so much had his ministry grown that he bought a Shortwave Radio Station, then a TV Station.  He was an author and speaker and I was introduced to him.  His name is Dr. Lester Sumrall and boy!  did he has a story or two to tell me!  This man had been a missionary to various countries where the spiritual battle is a lot more "real" than in America.

 

I guess it was the early '80's that my reality took on a different concept.  I was introduced to things that I thought only existed in the movies.  I heard stories from trusted individuals and I was learning.  One thing I learned is that God had plans for me that I never believed existed so I had never thought about one day being involved.  It was about that time, also, that someone gave me my first bottle of anointing oil.  My reaction was to say, "What do I do with this?"  He simply said, "Use it!"  So, I had to learn how.  This was another thing our church did not accustom us to do.

 

The long and the short of it all, whether or not this account is actual, it is something to think about.  I in no way meant that anyone had to believe it or take it to heart.  Call it, "Food for thought."  You are so right that the devil has had centuries to study mankind, but not every Christian thinks that way, at least as a young Christian I did not, and through discussing these ideas for many years now, I have found that many Christians have no idea what spiritual warfare really is and I do not think my place is to really debate the issue, just inform and allow others to believe as they choose.

 

What I have discovered, though, after sharing these ideas with a few, is that many sort of "woke up" to the idea that we are in a battle and those who did not realize this, for whatever reason, or did not even believe in a formidable foe, began to rethink their positions.  I think that is great!  After-all, satan would have us be ignorant to his workings.

 

Peace to you,

PrairWarur

 

 



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I also agree with Onelight. The way that the angel is speaking to its Master and God does not ring true. God knows everything and Jesus has no need of an angel informing Him of anything. The person had a nightmare or is herself a false prophet, in my opinion. Even the elect can/will be deceived. A school for demons? Really!

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I also agree with Onelight. The way that the angel is speaking to its Master and God does not ring true. God knows everything and Jesus has no need of an angel informing Him of anything. The person had a nightmare or is herself a false prophet, in my opinion. Even the elect can/will be deceived. A school for demons? Really!

I think I would disagree with this   I don't think the Holy Spirit would allow it.



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I doubt that the elect can be deceived either because Christ keeps His own. "For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, IF POSSIBLE, the elect. Mark 13:22 NASV. ALT 3 continues with v. 23 But you, be watching out! Listen! I have told you all things in advance.

This is clearly a warning to wake up and to continually be on guard. I see people being deceived every day that I believe are strong Christians. They are of every denomination and most are not new in the faith. If there is anything that they have in common it is that they do not judge all things by Scripture, or they have not put on the mind of Christ and evaluate from an eternal perspective. But it is not that cut and dried either. So I do think we should all take the warning very seriously.

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VISION OF THE ENEMY'S BATTLE PLAN--AND THE LORD'S INSTRUCTION FOR PREPARATION

My Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus,
 
Many years ago this e-mail came to me and I saved it.  Now it seems God has called us to war and we are not ready!  Understanding how the enemy works is of most importance.  Knowing Jesus is of greater importance still!  The closer we are to Him, the least likely we will be deceived - "For My sheep know My voice ..."

 

Let us pray as we reflect upon these words and this vision.

 

Yours in Christ Jesus,

PrairWarur

 

 

God is calling all to repentance (thru His Holy Spirit) ...... not war.    The "battle" is His ... not ours.   And He is now, always has been and always shall be victorious.   Be still and know that he is God :)



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VISION OF THE ENEMY'S BATTLE PLAN--AND THE LORD'S INSTRUCTION FOR PREPARATION

My Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus,
 
 "What about me, Lord?" I asked.

"TELL THE PRAYER WARRIORS TO STRENGTHEN THEMSELVES"

The angel and the Lord looked at me. "Pray," the Lord replied.  "Tell the prayer warriors to strengthen themselves and their
brothers and sisters in the times of peace.  I will be pouring out of My Spirit upon all nations and peoples.  It will spread to even the most unlikely of places~~ television, magazines, newspapers, radios, even the Internet.  And it will be here that the battle will truly begin, and the deception begin."

"IT IS TIME"

The Lord stood up. "It is time?" the angel asked Him.  "It is time," the Lord replied.  Then, I was no longer with the Lord or the angel, but praying once again.

John 10 is in my mind; especially verse 14 ~~ "I am the Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine."

 

Long winded wordy 'visions' do not a prophecy make.

 

I'm not impressed - on several levels.

 

First, the 'revelations' are consistent with Christian novelizations, not scripture.  And if a spiritual message isn't consistent with scripture I reject it out of hand.  It's a good fantasy, though.  I give it that.

 

Second, and this is the biggest reason, although the message of the revelation seems cute it doesn't reflect the truth.   It isn't an accurate representation of the spiritual war actually engaged around us.  Nothing is said, for example, of misplaced patriotism, overindulgences and neglect on the part of the faithful, national aggressions and atrocities and the abandonment of the gospel and fear of God by a once great nation and civilization.  What is really going on?  What is the spiritual war really about?

 

Christ is being rejected a second time.

 

First by the Jews and now by the secular empire and church He inspired.  

 

This is the Bible part……the pattern is consistent with predictions of the apostles found in the epistles.  The Jew first, then the gentile.  The pattern repeats over and over again.  You don't need a vision or a dream or a fanciful premise for a new novel.   The Jew rejected Christ and now its the turn of Christendom (the historic blend of institutional church and national politics).

 

Third, Christians are not called to glorify the devil or any of its works.  We are called to service in trust and obedience to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  

 

The time has come for the wrath of God to fall upon those in disobedience be they saved or not.   The caution is that it starts in God's own house first.   Christians are not immune to global judgment, though many seem to live the fantasy that they have a grip on some sort of magic shield.    A church membership card is not a guarantee against tribulation.  Neither does it represent a reserved ticket on any Star Trek beam out.

 

The days of fantasy and childish behavior are nearly at an end.  God calls the faithful to obedience and watchful trust - as always.

 

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

- 1 Corinthians 13:11

 

The church is like a diseased grape vine.  The fruit is withered and dead on the vine and when the owner returns he will pluck it out by the root and replace it with good stock.  What then ought to be our mission in life?  The same as always - to transmit the gospel making disciples where possible and to serve as a witness of God's acts.  Everything else is a game - social work, political activism, patriotism and warfare and pseudo-religion (there's lots of money in the god racket, but Jesus was never about that).

 

Christians need to be sober and watchful.   The end times are upon us and they are angry days indeed.

 

and that's just me, hollering from the choir loft….



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Thank you Prairwur for sharing this,  I have become complacent, caught up in the everyday fruitless cares of the world and shallow prayers, Deemed 'not a threat'.  I am reminded once again of the very real battle that is going on, and have personally experienced. Yes, it is much more real in other countries and not very well 'accepted' here in the US. The dumbification and desensitization push of the media has indeed put the US in a very risky position of great deception, great tactic by the enemy. But the Lord will prevail. He has His warriors whom He has called and will fight the battle.

Thank you for the reminder, It is not a 'nice and comfy' spot, but those who are called know this, and must do what they are called to do.

Again, thank you for the wake up call






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