The ducks are lining up in a way similar to pre-August 1914, aren’t they? Media have been monitoring world relations and a few months ago we were on the brink with North Korea and the US threatening each other. Then things went quiet.
Now Russia is threatening to defend themselves or their allies if anyone attacks.
So, Theresa May found within her the heart of a lion and kicked out Russian diplomats in response to a public emission of chemical gas in Salisbury, a lovely, unassuming town in Southern England. Europe and North America have followed suit and Putin now sits isolated… except for his Arab allies. Now we must watch, again as always, the powder keg which is the Middle East.
Shall we imagine if the IDF (Israeli Defence Force) hadn’t blown Syria’s nuclear reactor in 2007 and Syria — in the hands of Assad, who gasses his own people or ISIS, who beheads anyone they disagree with, had nuclear warheads? I think not.
And there are the less official alliances. A US destroyer has weeks ago been placed in the South China Sea, at the invitation of Viet Nam, in order to protect it against possible Chinese aggression.
And North Korea, thankfully, has become quiet on the international stage, for the time being.
Has no one in politics studied history? Or perhaps they have and that’s why it’s taken some time before this powder keg has got this point of the match getting ready ready for striking.
But those of us with spiritual eyes: we must not worry AND we must pray.
The main characters are poised. The boys are lining up their troops but this is not playtime. I think they know this, at least those with nuclear capability do. The main players do. I choose to believe this.
The key is Putin, I believe. He’s not the anti-Christ. He is perhaps a thug. Or perhaps, by some strange injustice, he’s only painted as such. He’s a Christian! How can he be evil when he stands up for righteous living?
I wonder if President Trump is pondering this very inconsistency?
I think of mafia films, with the Italian mafia as practicing Catholics. Witness “The Godfather” — planning and executing assassinations while baptism and weddings were going on. But that was just a movie, right?
Oh, how we need Jesus to return.
In the meantime, we must pray. Not panic, not fear, but pray. Pray that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will have mercy on those of us in this planet. Pray for Jesus, Prince of Peace, to intercede and also to return. Pray that the unity of God’s Spirit will prompt all believers — Jew and Gentile — to pray for God’s will to be done.
Throughout history prayers for peace and victory of righteousness have been answered.
Come with clean hands and a pure heart, and pray.
I pray that we will join together in prayer.
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Trapped in another world…
Now then Sarah
Not a NDE (Near Death Experience) or even an ADE (After Death Experience)… On the contrary an experience of pre-life…
NDEs and ADEs… As in dying and then reviving (sometimes after hours or even days!) to share fascinating insights. My mind is caught up in this topic just now especially because I have some friends who I know are missing… Loved ones whose anniversaries of passing over are today or who have recently said “goodbye”. Equally I am someone who has always wanted to know about where I came from and where I go to after this blinking of an eye… I need to understand the context so as to connect more passionately… intensely with my sense of purpose. As a supposed Christian I am mindful of the Word of God in Scripture yet remain open to listening to viewpoints and experiences that may seem to fall outside of the model my faith teaches. And so for anyone that is interested I will post a link at some stage… It is quite beautiful and reassuring… Both about our purpose here and what may lie beyond the limits of our breath and the usual span of our five senses. Peace and love to all who those missing loved ones or nearing their own passing.
I remember distinctly and vividly being trapped inside my Mother’s womb… Was I alive or dead, were there any thoughts inside my empty head?… Living but not breathing, suspended in a strange yet comforting warm fluid and surrounded by strange translucent tubes.
How long would I be here, floating around like some stranded astronaut in zero gravity?…
“There must be some kind of way out of here” said the joker to the thief, “There’s too much confusion. I can’t get no relief.” How on earth did Jimi Hendrix know of my predicament?…
There was of course an escape route but it required precise timing and there was no practice run… You only get one shot at this…
And bizarrely when you do emerge out the serene darkness into the blinding light, what happens?…
You get a sharp slap on your arse, enough to make you blubber, followed by “Welcome to your Brave New World… Seems to be a boy”…
There are times when I note that there are too many serendipitous events occurring to be coincidental! It’s as if a Hand other than mine… A Mind aside of my own is taking time crafting an outcome/part of my journey, in a way far better than I would ever have known to construct. As you know, I am fascinated by the creative power we are given to manifest our dreams… The Law of Attraction, of frequency match and alignment… Yet above every natural law governing our body/soul/spirit, a Creative Force that made the Laws operates unhindered by them and sometimes intercepts to fulfill a dream we would have had, had we the mind to perceive it. I therefore submit my will and every dream I have had or will ever have to a God that loves me more than I could ever love myself and who makes epic adjustments to my dreams so that my reality be better and my journey richer on the adventure Home.
It’s easier to enjoy the journey when you know that God is in control of it…
I believe your “dream” concept is not necessarily as far-fetched or “dreamlike” as you may think. I once had a similar experience as regards my “origins” and while I won’t go into detail here(that has been published somewhere only I can’t remember where so can’t provide a link), I do believe we only know a fraction of our true state. Science has its limitations, though GOD does not.
I believe, hand-on-heart, that many of our constructs are narrow and do not embrace the fullness of how GOD operates in the multi-faceted dimensions that he has created. None of this is relevant to the Gospel, expect that if we allow our minds to stretch, we may discover that the miracles of Jesus and of many of the prophets, while they defied the laws of our three dimensional world, did not defy but added further proof of the reality and authority of the Creator.
Thanks for sharing. I really appreciate your input.