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Twilight Warriors

June 3, 2007

Jeremiah 1:5  “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”

Every person to ever partake of the land of the living does so at their appropriate time.  Even if a person was considered an “oops;” being the result of a spontaneous interlude, nobody is a mistake as it is God who grants the very breath of life.  Every soul, regardless of their circumstances, is eternal and priceless.  Each person arrives and departs the land of the living at their appointed time.  This sounds really basic perhaps; that each of us who are present here, were chosen to partake of this space in time.  An age in which end time prophecies; long a source of much pondering and division are in the process of fulfillment.  A time, the coming of which has caused folks throughout the centuries to utter the prayer “How long O Lord?  When shall these things come to pass?” 

This has been on my heart all of the previous night.  Going from this moment on, it’s imperative that everything written be that which encourages and admonishes the saints.  To not be sidetracked by gnat-straining or by rhetorical conversations which really serve no purpose, but rather to strive in promoting that which is needful for the times of which we have been chosen to partake.  This kind of trims away some things that I had wanted to post on in the future, but it’s ever so imperative to be sober-minded and focused “completely” on the Lord Jesus Christ.  These times will see an assault against the truth that will seem to march under the banners of common sense and universal compassion.  A half-hearted person will be ill-prepared to understand what’s taking place.  The following passages are quoted so often as to cause one to think within themself “ho-hum” but here they are again; every bit as needful as when they were first recorded. 

John 9:4  “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.”

II Timothy 2:4  “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 

“Chosen” to be a soldier for such a time as this. 

Hebrews 12:1  “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience, the race that is set before us.”

Patience again; this time coupled with running a race. 

In short, the night season is upon us and we must make the most of the remaining time.  We should likewise be prepared to witness events; the intensity of which will astonish even the most diligent watchman.   It’s imperative to do those things which we know to be needful.  Praying without ceasing; maintaining a continuous fellowship with the Lord and hiding his word in our hearts as much as is possible.  This is not only for ourselves but also for the souls who are, at this moment, hanging in the balance as time continues to slip away.  All of us have family members and friends who fall into this catagory and they “need” someone to be in intercession for them.  To stand in the gap for them and maintain the testimony of Jesus Christ; the only name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved.  To maintain an attitude of sober-mindedness, and resist temptations to fulfil self-serving “wants” that may subdue the flesh for a season but do nothing of eternal significance. 

It’s ever so easy to lapse into a state of carnal mindedness.  The battles that we engage in are fought in the spiritual realm and just a little slippage can wreck havoc.  I remember when I first entered the navy and was sent to boot camp.  For eight weeks, our lives were intensely regimented and the least little slip-up was dealt with in a fashion as to make one think twice before becoming negligent again.  There was a reason for this.  In a combat situation, one little mistake or misjudgment can cost lives and place a mission in jeopardy.  We were being trained to uphold a state of discipline that is a most critical element in any such situation.  In the realm of spiritual warfare, a single incident of foolish jesting, one ill-timed comment, one opportunity missed, one night spent in front of a television instead of in a prayer closet can have eternal consequences for those in the balance. 

The passage of Daniel 11:32-35 tells about the place of saints in the final days.  Days that will be highlighted by supernatural strong delusions, mens hearts failing them for fear, and the forces of darkness capitalizing on a chaotic situation to demand the loyalties of those lacking in understanding.  I quote Daniel 11:32 often but the following verses are also needful. 

Daniel 11:33  And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, and by captivity many days.”

Sounds similar to the early church.  They went forth into a world that was given over to paganism and instructed many concerning the Lord Jesus.  Many became martyrs and endured incredible persecution for the cause of Christ; yet the church grew.  Just as it does today under such conditions.  In fact, I’m convinced that in the days to come; when everything is shaken, we’re going to see reallignments of epic proportions take place.  We will see souls coming to Jesus while the great falling away is sifting out the lukewarm and the tares.  Just as was the case when Jesus came the first time, there will be a lot of surprises. 

I need to wrap this up.  A reading of Daniel 11:34-35 is needed also here, but I have to tend to some things.  In closing I want to admonish all to draw ever closer to the Lord Jesus and be watching always.  To continuously build on our relationship with Jesus who shed his blood for us. 

Love him wholeheartedly

Serve him unconditonally

Trust him completely

In closing, I’ll leave off with another passage that seems to be quoted often but is just as needful as any.  Until next time, I wish all a great day in Christ.

II Corinthians 10:3-6  “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obediance of christ.  And having in a readiness to revenge all disobediance, when your obediance is fulfilled.”

Greetings.  It’s now June 4th and while I normally don’t add to posts once comments have been made, this post by Jen is right “right on.”  Here it is.

www.satisfiedhousewife.wordpress.com/2007/06/04/ignorance-is-blissthe-lie-that-keeps-you-in-the-dark/#more-162  

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8 comments

  1. Good post and challenge. May it not fall on deaf ears nor hard hearts. May we each and everyone count the cost of the days and seasons ahead and be every vigilant to cling to, draw deeply upon and leave every trustfully upon He who is our Hope, our only Hope, the Lord Jesus Christ!

    Every Blessing in the Lord Jesus Christ!


  2. I tell you Tim I wish I could be as prolific a poster as you. So much posting and yet the quality doesn’t diminish. Impressive.


  3. I totally agree. We need to use our time on earth well. Live well. Live always in Christ. Press on in to our callings for this particular time and place.
    Thanks


  4. Tim, even after the blessed time abroad I have returned to find myself fighting off spiritual dullness and discouragement from the cares of life. Indeed we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, our fight is in the spiritual realm, as is our Victory in Christ Jesus! Victory there means overcoming here.
    And by the grace of Jesus Christ we WILL overcome and be victorious!

    Blessings to you Timbob!


  5. In other words, we really need to be earnest in seeking the Lord, being found in Jesus every moment of every day, whatever we are doing at the time. may our very life be a song of praise to He who is our hope, our life, our reason for being!
    Bless you!


  6. Timbob,
    What an awesome, timely and prophetic post. I loved every word. Very challenging indeed. You are a gifted writer and prophetic man. Thank you for taking the time to post this – it is very much needed. May everyone who reads take these things to heart and consider and be changed.

    Thank you also for the ping…I am truly honored.
    Every blessing to you in the Lord Jesus!
    Jen


  7. TimBob, I usually have to save yours for last. I consider your posts a Bible study. Your words are relevant and the examples from scripture just glue it all together. Thanks for your obedience and your discipline.

    David.


  8. Hello Timbob! This is too convicting!!! 🙂

    Thank you for staying true to what God has called you to. There are too few prophets out there that are proclaiming the TRUTH!

    While the LORD has much work to do in my own life, as I still have waaayy too much flesh, it is always encouraging to read your posts and pray for the changes that must take place in order to be more Christlike.

    Keep on with the hard stuff! Box our ears, if you need to – no tickling allowed!!! 🙂



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