I love the Lord of the Rings trilogy and now even the addition of The Hobbit in all of its three parts as well.
It is the classic struggle of good versus evil. The battle is on to rid the world of the evil of Sauron and Saurman as they team up to bring the world in all its races to the brink of war for the destruction of all that is good. We have our Fellowship who have banded together with their different diversity of races from human, hobbit, elves and dwarves to escort Frodo to Mount Doom to toss in the One Ring that would guarantee that whoever possess it controls all the power. Almost like a ring of God's power right?
But greed gets the best of them and Frodo realizes the incredible draw of people to want to possess the ring. Even the rules of the Elves pass on possessing it, so Frodo parts company with his sidekick Sam to go it alone.
Isn't that the way of evil?
To get us to give up being around those who are there to help and instead get us to go it alone? Aren't we just more vulnerable alone? More inclined to temptation or in this case for capture from the enemy?
Even today, this same evil is attempting to replay history from the days of the prophet Isaiah. In those days Isaiah was facing his greatest challenge. He was coming on to the scene where Israel had turned their back on God and was now participating in every kind of imaginable idolatry and evil.
They had previous kings that introduced those Babylonian practices and worshiping of false gods of every type. They wanted to make sure that everyone was happy doing whatever they wanted. They didn't want to appear to be too judgmental over what someone else believed. Sound familiar?
Whenever a nation struggles economically, they will want to go to war. It helps revive a nation financially, just like what was going to befall Israel and Judah. Did you know that the city of Ninevah is the modern day city of Mosul? Did you know that it is the oldest dwelling place for Christians and that ISIS has wiped out every single Christian living there today? ISIS' goal is to control all the current kingdoms north of Israel today which include Turkey and Baghdad. ISIS is like the Orcs. They are building an army that will not stop until it has taken over the entire world.
Demonic powers are stirring countries to war again. Look at what is happening in Egypt and the Middle East even as you are reading this blog post.
The message is simple. Whenever God's people turn their backs on God, He will attempt to send them warning after warning. If we fail to listen, He will lift His hand of protection from us. When the Glory of the Lord departs, you're on your own. Not a place you want to be.
I believe God has lifted His hand from America.
Our military is making blunders and bombing targets that are useless. Generals are turning on our president.
When's the last time it has rained in California? We are currently in an 8 year drought!!!
Our entire nation is hurting right now.
God is waiting to bless America again, but will we turn to Him in time? We are IN the end times!!!
We really have to know our Bible in the last days. We have to realize that the Bible contains the answers for any issues we face in life. America is living in a world where the problems we are facing are spiritual. We need to turn back to God and call upon Him. The Bible says that "we need to call upon God in our days of trouble and he will rescue us, and we will give Him the glory." ~ Psalm 50:15
So here is the answer to what will dramatically change what is happening in America today!
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray
and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from
heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
God is calling us as believers in Jesus to tell people the truth. When God's prophets of old spoke to the people, things changed, either as a curse or a blessing. People didn't like what the prophets had to say, and prophets were rejected, mocked and killed because people wanted to shut them up. Since they could shut God up, they silenced the people.
Isn't that what is happening today to Christians around the world? People can't silence God so they are silencing his people. The name of Jesus provokes a reaction in people and it shows spiritual reality. We are living in the days of Ezekiel, and it's time to wake up. We need to turn back to God as individuals, as families, communities, states and as a nation, before it's too late. Look around, the signs are literally everywhere. Just because it isn't happening here yet, doesn't mean it won't. We can't wait until it does.
Oh how things are evolving in the world today? Seems like we thought
we had seen the worst of things yesterday only to wake up and see that
they have gotten worse.
But I encourage you to NOT lose Hope! It is the greatest gift we have in this troubling world today. We can bring back the light into a dark world again!
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
This is my online ministry that God is using to bring about encouragement, hope and love to a hurting and dark world. I am hoping that all of you that find your way here will take something away that will add some meaning to your life! I personally feel it's a calling I have from God at this time in my life to reach out to people that are hurting and offer them hope in a dark world or at least give them a smile and laughter back! I am sold out, body, mind, spirit and soul to Jesus Christ! This blog is dedicated to God, The Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, Jesus Christ, my Savior!