These days are very disturbing, politically, socially, and even geologically. Since 2000, the US has seen many costly storm disasters. Hurricane Ike, in 2008, cost 37.9 Billion dollars. Between 2019 and 2020, 2 Wildfire, 1 Drought, 9 Tropical Cyclone, 21 Severe Storm, and 3 Flooding billion-dollar disaster events affected the United States.
These last several weeks we have seen the return of Nazi like actions against conservatives like Hitler used against the Jews in pre-second world war days: Social networks Twitter and Face Book censoring President Trump and pro-Trump supporters, the new Democrat head of Homeland Security Committee placing Rep. Josh Hawley and Senator Ted Cruiz on the No-Fly list. This with no thought to the facts that ANTIFA and BLM were responsible for the Capital attacks, big liberal corporations like Walmart cutting off GOP donations (really they are kick-back payments).
Meanwhile, the prophets who have been speaking about another four years for the Trump Presidency are suffering rebuke from media and even Christians as their prophesies appear to have been false. It reminds me of the words of Jeremiah who also was rebuked for his prophesies.
“O LORD, You know; Remember me and visit me, and take vengeance for me on my persecutors. In Your enduring patience, do not take me away. Know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke. Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts. I did not sit in the assembly of the mockers, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone because of Your hand, For You have filled me with indignation.
Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that fail?” – Jer. 15:15-18
Imagine the pain and frustration Jeremiah must have felt as as the word God gave him appeared to not be happening. He must have even wondered if he had rightly heard the Lord. But, God was not done! He answered Jeremiah with these words –
Therefore thus says the LORD: “If you return, then I will bring you back; You shall stand before Me; If you take out the precious from the vile, You shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them. And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and deliver you,” says the LORD. “I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, And I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible.” – Jer. 15:19-21
In other words, don’t give in to doubt. Though doubters may abound, don’t join them – let them return to you and My word that I have spoken to you! Remember what Faith is –
“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. . . . These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” – Heb. 11:8-13
I am always impressed by the words of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego to the pagan king Nebuchadnezzar –
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” – Dan. 3:16-18
I have heard the words of the present day prophets speaking AND I can see the actions of those driven by the spirit of Antichrist acting out the instructions of their master. And I say, along with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, my God is able to do all the prophets are saying (to give Donald Trump another four years as President) but, if not, I will still not bow down to your progressive agenda or bow down to the fear you are trying to place on me! I will not stop openly worshipping the One Almighty God, who sits on the Throne ruling over heaven and earth. All kings (even you king Joe Biden) will bow their knees to Him one day. And I will not fear any pandemic the enemy may release against me because My God is able to heal me and deliver me.
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Amen and amen!! Thank you for this encouraging word as always. Beverly Smith
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