(from the Motherhouse in Nashua, Montana, 23 August 2014)
We live in perilous times – many things are happening all around us and we are whispering within, “Where is GOD?” We see the perplexity amongst nations – the vileness of evil men killing and believing inside themselves that they are “doing their malicious ‘god’ a favor” by killing all “infidels” that do not go along with their false deity and his thirst for the blood of children, Jews and Christians!
Yet GOD is close to comfort us!
Dear soul, these are signs of the time – signs Jesus and the apostles of the Lamb spoke of in the Holy Scriptures.
I can only mention a few here; otherwise no one will have the patience to read this little post. I am smiling over how little we really want to know what GOD has spoken ahead of these times – we prefer to complain rather than read and heed the Word of the LORD. Yes, I am guilty as well.
GOD has said to us, when St. Paul spoke to St. Timothy (in his second letter to Timothy (3:1-8):
“Know also this that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God: Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid. For of these sorts are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with different desires: Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.”
You see, the problem we have in humanity is SIN – self-will and disobedience to the Law of GOD – the Law that says Love GOD fully and Love your neighbor as yourself! Dear one, this is not being done, when we see heads rolling and people hating so much – hating we add in the “name of god the merciful”?
GOD is not like that – for GOD is MERCY – He is not merely merciful. GOD demonstrated Mercy in that He came down in SON and died for us (and our sins) and rose from the dead and IS COING AGAIN IN GLORY to put down this madness we see “in the name of god”!
What is past is prologue – “as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses” so there is resistance today with the Law of GOD’s Love and Mercy and as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses” so GOD will resist the proud and arrogant souls that persecute the Righteous One – remember “Saul, Saul why do you persecute Me”? “I AM Jesus whom your persecute.”
When His People are persecuted – He is being persecuted dear soul.
Remember this when you suffer rightly or “wrongly”.
I am a child of the KING – our true King, Jesus.
My KING is returning – and He is coming quickly! (cf. the promises of Revelation, chapter 22)
Jannes and Jambres have only a short time left dear one – GOD is in the Eternal Present and time someday will be no more!
DO NOT WORRY – PRAY!
Prayer is our mighty weapon to the pulling down of enemy strongholds.
I know of an obscure and sinful soul who was abandoned by his family, suffered bankruptcy, was robbed of his inheritance, was cast out of the mainstream; was misunderstood by many and rejected by many more souls – I know this soul Loves GOD and Lives in GOD by Grace through Faith, for he confesses Him and Loves Him openly.
Dear one, to TRUST in GOD ALONE is not a sin – it is to do what we are all called to do in Christ Jesus.
We err greatly when we think that GOD does not care about us – and we are confused because all is not going well with us in all things – we need to proclaim with Job dear one – “Though He slay me, yet, will I trust Him!”
Job suffered the loss of all things material and bodily – then, GOD restored him in the end… so it will be with all of us. Job was a righteous Gentile – we are in Christ, the Righteous One – He is the Sun of Righteousness that descends soon with healing in its wings! (said, Malachi, the prophet)
I choose to trust GOD and forget leaning to my own understandings.. let us acknowledge Jesus in all of our ways, as we walk the Enoch walk with GOD alone!
Abba Anthony the repentant sinner