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VOICES in the CORRIDOR (supplemental)

February 15, 2010
Revelation 21:7 “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”
The topic discussed in the post prior to this one has the potential to “drive a person nutty” if they are not grounded in the truth. It discusses a phenomenon that, if accurately portrayed, would certainly be a major component in the last days deception. I debated on wheter or not to even write about it, and yet it wouldn’t go away. We are in a time like no other time in the history of the world. Technology has brought about much good, but has also facilitated the implementation of incredible evil. This world is being prepared to follow after a son of perdition who will present himself as the one who can “resolve all of the longstanding contentions.” Those who refuse to follow the consensus will be singled out as being “mean spirited, backwards, out-moded, and worthy of death.” It’s a danger that none of us know the full extent of, and it’s a routine topic in this venue. One may wonder why this topic receives so much attention. Without a doubt, it’s much more encouraging to write about the great salvation that we have in Jesus and the neverending age to come, when we shall be forever in his presence.
There are some important reasons for discussing the time of the end. After engaging in the topic of the previous post, it seemed necessary to discuss these reasons with a “supplemental.” Here are a few things that result from the consideration of prophetic events.
1. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS. Simply put, this means understanding what we’re facing; kind of like when foul weather is heading in our direction. A hurricane can be a horiffic event, however, the those who are in its path are forewarned, they can prepare accordingly. As the year 2010 unfolds, we must be alert to the times in which we live. It’s tragic to witness so many saints going about their religion oblivious to the signs of the times. We love them dearly and pray for them fervently; that the Lord would grant understanding and a heart that’s set on things above. We must be aware, however, that a number of these may eventually turn on the remnant; thinking that they do God service.
2. WE DRAW CLOSER TO JESUS. After listening to Dr. Halls report, I found myself in a place of prayer before the Lord. This is always the result whenever such considerations are brought forth. They do not cause fear, but they do cause one to be sober and understanding of what’s in play. One realizes the lateness of the hour, our inability to stand on our own or understand through logic, and our dependance upon the Lord Jesus who has promised to be with us until the end of the world. (no matter what we may face) It’s interesting that, after such cogitations, there’s a special closeness to the Lord Jesus.
3. REDEEMING THE TIME We begin to realize that “hey; this stuff is really happening!” As such we will (or we should) strive to make the most of all remaining time in this present situation. (Actually this should always be the case as we never know when our final moment will arrive.) The things that most place such confidence in or value upon; even the wrestlings that the majority of Saints engage in, will seem to become irrelevant to the bigger picture. I once heard of a saint who worked for a brokerage firm. He had been granted a dream that revealed the eventual fate of the United States and, to say the least, it was a disturbing revelation. (We do not desire the woeful day but we know that it’s coming) The following morning, his colleagues were asking questions like “do we sell these stocks? How do we proceed with these pressing issues?” and “What about this other situation?” The man kind of just stared toward them and replied “You might want to sell EVERYTHING!”
Understanding the times will cause us to properly arrangs our priorities and to not be overly charged by issues that lose their relevance upon the completion of our days under the sun.
4. SELF EXAMINATION This one is huge and necessary. This is what John the Baptist did when he sent dieciples to ask Jesus “art thou he that should come, or look we for another?” Each of the disciples (except for one) did this when Jesus stated “One of you shall betray me.” And each of us should be continuously doing this; lest a seed of doubt or ill-timed lightness slip in beneath our spiritual radar.
Another form of examination is “how do we react to discussions of an apocalyptic nature?” If these topics make us uneasy or fearful, how will respond to the actual events? If fear takes a hold of us whenever such topics are brought up, it’s a sure indicator that we need to draw closer to Jesus and adjust our priorities. It’s important to not confuse fear with sorrow. The events coming upon the earth are very sorrowful. Souls going into eternity; most without being washed in the blood of Jesus, is VERY VERY SORROWFUL! Sorrow is a byproduct of compassion as we don’t want to see anyone perish. Fear, on the other hand, rises out of a mindset of self-preservation. When a person is fearful, they can be manipulated into making very bad decisions.
5. AFFECTIONS ON THINGS ABOVE AND THE AGE TO COME Whenever considerations of the end are in the forefront, I find my thoughts gravitating toward the everlasting. An age so incredible that words cnnot define it. A time when we shall be forever in the presence of the Lord Jesus and the Saints who held fast the profession of their faith. When ones thougts are in this place, it fosters victory and indescribable peace. When our affections are truly on the Lord Jesus and on the age to come, this world has no countemeasure.
Well it’s about time to go. My prayer is that we would strive, all the more, to let go of every hindrance and draw really close to the Lord. Dr. Hall talked of his investigations into satellite based electronic harassment, however, there are less exotic elements that are every bit as dangerous. In fact, all of us would be wise to take the television and toss it out the window. Not because of a legalistic laundry-list, but because the ways that it can be used to manipulate people are dangerous. I cannot watch it too long because this weird feeling of…..”blaaaaaaaaaaaaah”…..sets in until one is almost in a state of hypnosis. Even broadcasts which seem to have worthwhile content foster this sensation and it’s “eerie-to-be-sure!” A recent e-mail made mention of the dangers associated with this and it has fostered much consideration. 
The issue of television reveals just how complicated my home situation is as my family is tragically hooked to a variety of its offerings. Nonetheless, the Lord is doing an incredible work and I have to be extremely careful as to not cause scattering. The ambience in this household is much different than it was only a few months ago and I praise God for this. Sadly, however, a Television sits in almost every home and is probably far more dangerous than voices being beamed into ones head because of its subtle nature. More thoughts on this later. As for now I have to be going. I should have a copy of Dr. Halls book later this week. I’ll report further on this topic if it should appear relevant. The link below is an article written by Chuck baldwin:
SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS in HIGH PLACES
Blessings always in Jesus name.
I Peter 4:7-8 “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
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11 comments

  1. tim–BLESS YOU for your bold voice, sounding a wakeup call to the church during the time in which we live. this is a theme that is close to my own heart, and i’m seeing the Lord draw me to other people who feel that same urgency. keep running!


  2. I have to agree with you concerning the television, especially, Timbob. What an influence on society, and for the most part–the overwhelmingly most part–not a good influence. We only watch DVDs, as I was able to convince hubby the satellite service wasn’t worth what it cost. Even so, there’s a lot of not-so-good stuff even in the most benign of today’s films. The overt stuff isn’t nearly as dangerous as the more subtle messages.

    So yes, let’s walk circumspectly, redeeming the time, as the days are evil.

    Love, Cindy


  3. I sent you an e-mail today.


  4. I sent you another e-mail today with that info.


  5. Hi Chrystal. Sorry for taking so long to reply. It’s been a hectic week and is looking to be an even more hectic weekend. It’s the very sort of thing; this non-stop running, that tends to consume us with temporal issues. At least this is how it often seems here.

    I pray that all of us would be atuned to the Holy Spirit and watching in these final days. I was thinking about this tonight; watching certain people at work who are starting to realize that we’re in times like no other. Watching and praying that this realization will lead to repentance and faith in Jesus.

    Thanks so much for taking time to offer your thoughts. It’s always a blessing to hear from like-minded saints. I’ll swing by when time permits.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.


  6. Hi Cindy. I always crack up when my wife states “there’s noting on television tonight.” 200 channels and NOTHING ON! I agree with you completely on the subtle stuff being more dangerous than the overt. It’s in these grey areas, where thoughts are introduced which, if left unthwarted, will begin to cause drifting. Discernment will begin to falter and compromise will ensue.

    As much as I would like to get rid of our TV, trying to do so at this juncture would cause far ore damage than good. As mentioned above, things the ambience in this household is much different than a few months ago when I wondered if things would even hold together. I keep everyone in prayer, strive to be a faithful ambassador for Christ, and focus on the bigger picture.

    There have been many points in the past where I could have “blown it all up” but the Lord has restrained me from embarking on these paths.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Blessings always in Jesus name.


  7. Hi Code. Thanks so much for the information. There is so much going on behind the scenes these days. And yet we know that every word and thought will be given account for on the day of judgment. Earlier tonight, while at work, the topic of the end times came up and I made mention of the C Alan martin prophecy. (It’s at the top of the end times/prophetic sites page) If this prophecy is true, Barak Obama is the last U.S. president.

    Things are moving so quickly now. And yet the peace of God will remain with us, despite what may unfold in the physical realm. I look forward to the day when we are gathered together; forever in the presence of the Lord Jesus.

    Thanks so much for the information. Sorry for the delay in responding. Blessings always in Jesus name.


  8. I clicked on one of your blogs to the right side – Don’t be fooled.

    The person’s last entry on 13 Feb is pretty good. You should have a read if you get a chance.

    http://dontbefooled666.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/enduring-what-is-coming-mental-preparation/#comments


  9. Hi Code. I’ll be sure to check it out. Dontbefooled has a lot of good posts and really has an understanding of the times.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.


  10. I read the posts on Haiti as well. And honestly, I can believe it’s all happening. As crazy as things sound, the more believable it seems to be to me. What kind of world do we live in?!


  11. HI Code. There’s more going on in Haiti than meets the eye. A while back, there was someone in the Obama administration who issued the statement “let no catastrophe go to waste.” In other words, use tragic events to advance the agenda. “Order out of Chaos.”

    Blessings always in Jesus name.



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