The End? Or Just The Beginning?
As we’re all soulful spirits in essence, it’s the realms of truth and love that bind us together. The paths of spirit and the world are divergent in scope and design. The spiritual desire to live morally and ethically are in direct opposition to the ways of the world. This should be acknowledged and understood.
Once this realization has been accepted we can begin to look at our reality, as reality; the good, bad and ugly, warts and all. Our foremost instincts and inclinations are programmed in our DNA. We are all destined to be a composite of our nature and nurtured experiences.
Spirituality gives the power to not only recognize truth but the strength of resolve to act upon it. Every situation we find ourselves in offers a now truth guided response. Spiritual grounding embraces opportunities to respond more Christ-like. We can never be ‘as God is’ but we can strive to come closer to Him through direct spiritual connection He offers in the thoughts, words and deeds of Jesus.
Think of it this way. God is spirit. Spirit, who in character and nature, is love and truth. His power is enveloped by omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. (He is all knowing, all powerful and ever present.) For Him to be glorified for who He is, it’s necessary for Him to create those who would fulfill this role. In doing so it’s necessary He allow His creations (cognitive humans) to determine their own ‘free will’ and for themselves, the desire and impetus to act upon His offer of a spiritual relationship.
God desires we know Him. And then, to know Him through the Spirit of His Son. He allows each of us to act upon our awareness of Him one way or the other, in belief or rejection. This may seem far-fetched but hear me out. Yes. God has the power to intervene in our lives, on our behalf, but ultimately our choice and decision to enter into a spiritual relationship with Him is left for us to decide upon and initiate (or not). Does He allow us to be born and abandon us? Of course not. He allows us to come into this world to explore for ourselves the paths available to each of us.
From day one we are initially prisoners of a new existence, with and among others, in whatever their (and now our) situation(s) may be. This is the same for all living things and creatures. A seed is sown. It grows, evolves, changes and faces challenges to its existence on a constant and daily basis. For us however, God does provide the opportunity to hear, and know Him. We have no excuse. [John 15:22]
For over four thousand years His eternal presence, here and hereafter, has been shared and experienced worldwide (as prophesied it would). His story has been told and understood for millennia. Has it always been clear? Yes. Until the (‘little god’) ego of man took hold.
Join me next time when we explore God’s ‘Will’ for us.
The End? Or Just The Beginning?
If you watch the news you know that life appears to be in a tumultuous downward spiral for many across the planet. No matter the realm; social, political, religious, commerce, industry, even neighborly coexistence. We live in an era when many people are, or believe they are ‘pretty much on their own.’
If responses in constant flux day to day were as easy to react to as social media exchanges, life would be grand. The truth is global life for much of the world is mired in survival efforts as never before, considering the scope of advancements in our post modern life.
Be it physical or mental health, economics, job or career, even the strain of relationships are being pushed to breaking points at steady rates. It’s easy to get caught up in today’s news cycles of promoted lies, fabrications and deceptions. Who can we trust? Really trust? John Donne wrote, “No man is an island” but in today’s world of craven attitudes we are often hard pressed to rely on anyone other than ourselves.
We have advanced in technical knowledge and technological applications, yet our reactions of inhumanity toward one another is operating at full tilt day after day. It's as if we are reverting to a time of provincial kingdoms and fiefdoms once again. For many, the only 'growth' experienced is into their own shells as distrust extends to those we once put our confidence in. We discover the first and foremost thoughts occupying many minds revolve around personal avarice focused exclusively on increasing revenue streams, material possessions and celebrity, often without moral or ethical considerations.
Ever-changing world event consequences generated by decisions great and small take place simultaneously around the world. Establishing a spiritual base is the one hedge that can bolster understanding, bring balance, and impart a new burgeoning perspective. Spiritual grounding reveals the truth behind decisions and actions, both ours and those of others. Everything is grounded in truth. Truth illuminates choices and reveals answers. Access to the truth is free and available.
Those seeking or searching for a spiritual path must first accept that the world is adamantly on its own trajectory, moving away from the spiritual. Although these two coexist, their design and purposes are essentially at odds. Think of it as a model of the expanding universe from the moment of the “Big Bang". The ‘material’ speeds away from the origin of the non-physical. Yet both are necessary for God’s planned acknowledgment of Him and His purposed redemption of us.
We live at perhaps the most inauspicious time in history. The world before has never experienced life at its pinnacle and then, were alive to watch its own cascading crash. Yes, history has had its ebbs and flows of empires and civilizations. However, never in human history has its reach, expansion and advancement moved the human species further forward at such an astonishing pace. The majority of ‘modern day’ leaps having occurred primarily in the Age of Enlightenment, followed by the Industrial Age and now the Information Age.
Our lives are very different from the many generations who’ve come and gone before. They faced their end. Our future has us confronting ‘the end.’ How do we know this? Our spirit verifies for us that this is true. There is an innate validation for each of us, should we choose to seek it. But how does our spirit know? The essence of our being is spirit, occupying an electrical energy ‘unit.’ Conception produces a soul for our spirit to now occupy, completing mind, body, and soul together. We all come into the world naked and alone. Yet we all arrive with a spirit.
The journey is different for every living soul, but the lessons in life are the same. We each have different experiences, choices, decisions, and consequences. The fundamentals of who we are as moral and ethical beings is spiritually embedded in our soul. This gives each of us a place on an equal moral and ethical playing field to start, (which is short lived).
The nurture/nature aspects of our lives are determinably manifested in our physical lives. We, as spirited souls are equal, our existence however spans a spectrum of innumerable possibilities. Think of your moral and ethical responses as the starting gate of the gauntlet you are entering. Every experience may be uniquely yours, but at your core, at my core, at every human core exists the innate spiritual awareness of “right and wrong” couched and coached in a subconsciousness of moral and ethical responses.
Join me next time, as we go a little further down the path.
Out Of The Shadows
We’ve covered a lot of ground in our study of End Times events. For those who are brand new to this information and caught up in ‘life’ with little time to examine the ‘coming attractions’ ahead, I thought a summary might be helpful. As we face a changing future with its new trials, tests, and tribulations there will be situations and outcomes which are literal manifestations of prophesied End Times warnings given in biblical scripture.
As we’ve seen, people around the world will be challenged to suffer the consequences of choices, decisions and events. Remember, God is trying to warn and at the same time invite the world’s inhabitants to choose salvation through belief in Jesus as Christ and Messiah. As explained earlier, like water coming to a boil, the fallout of End Times events intensify in severity and frequency.
Although chaotic changes may seem remote, their effects cascade touching populations across the globe. There are three ‘Last Days’ events that will be unmistakable, unmissable, and undeniable. When you see these three televised, know the time to repent and spiritually reconcile with God’s Holy Trinity.
The first is noted in Psalm 83, which describes Israel’s enemies mounting attacks against the Jewish nation. If we look closely, we discover that these attacks have been relentless since May 1948. Starting with Israel’s declaration of independence, her neighboring adversaries have made multiple (8) major military incursion attempts to destroy Israel and its people. Most notably in 1948, 1967 and 1973 plus countless rocket attacks, suicide bombings and armed clashes. It’s my belief these unending and purposeful armed conflicts are being fulfilled as described in the Psalm 83 prophesy.
The next unmissable events will be the Ezekiel 36-39 war or, rebuilding of the Third Jewish Temple. These two events will be undeniable and unmistakably observed by the entire world. Which will come first? We aren’t sure, but they will occur, and both are specifically prophesied. Let’s look at the details as described in prophesy.
The center of Jewish life is encapsulated by both law and spirit, house within the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. There have been two ‘Temples’ prior to today. The first was built by king Solomon and completed in 957 BCE. It was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE. The second Temple was constructed by authoritative decree from Cyrus, king of Persia and completed in 515-516 BCE. The second Temple was destroyed by the armies of Rome in 70 A.D. Since then there has been no Jewish Temple.
Prophesy in several different bible texts indicates the Jewish Temple will be standing and will be occupied by the Antichrist by Mid-Tribulation dates. If this prophesy is true and correct then the third Temple must be erected, standing, and possibly in use by the Jewish priests by the time the Mid-Trib year arrives. Again, we don’t know whether the Temple will be built, under construction or completed prior to the coming Ezekiel War or whether this conflict will occur first.
What do we know about the Ezekiel War? This war will be fought between a primarily Islamic coalition of nations led by Russia, Turkey and Iran. The invasion point will emanate from Syrian territory on Israel’s northern border and will take place in the region known as the ‘West Bank’, or ‘Mountains of Israel.’
A most interesting aspect of this prophetic clash is that Israel will stand alone against her foes. The entire world will be against Israel, either by supporting these looming invaders, or by condemning this threat of war yet doing nothing to assist Israel’s defense. Why is the Ezekiel War prophesy so important? When it happens, this invasion will appear to be on the verge of destroying Israel. Israel will appear to have no hope left. It’s then God Himself will enter the fray as Israel’s sole defender and completely decimate her enemies in the mountains of Israel.
God will use His power and might to show the entire world that He is the God of Israel and the one true Lord of the earth. His intervention on Israel’s behalf will prove His word is true and End Times prophesies as written and recorded in the bible are accurate and true.
The entire world will know God exists. His actions in defeating Israel’s enemies when they had been isolated by the rest of the world, will show His ‘line drawn in the sand’ of belief. Out of this victory for Israel the entire world will be offered an invitation to know and embrace Christ Jesus as Lord and savior.
Whichever occurs first, the Ezekiel War or the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem, by these two physical and concrete actions, believers through prophesy will know the Last Days are inevitably close. When you see either or both these events, the time to repent and turn to Christ is immediate, for salvation will be at hand. Be baptized in Christ, become a born again believer, (John 3:1-36) read, know and understand; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, or Romans 10:9-10, 17.
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Out Of The Shadows
Greetings and welcome back to our series readers. A special thanks for your interest and time. Welcome to our new friends, followers, and readers. The primary goal of our ‘End Times’ series is to share information and prophetic understanding about some of the events and consequences God has planned for the world in order to reveal His plan of salvation through His Son, Jesus.
The End Times are God’s final opportunities for humans to enter into a relationship with Him as Father, Son and Spirit. This invitation to everlasting life will be offered until the ‘Mid Tribulation’ point, between the two 3½ year periods of the ‘Tribulation’.
We know from prophetic scripture that the 70th week of Israel’s history as a nation will be seven (7) years. During these seven years, many great and terrible events will occur as God attempts to reconcile to Himself those who have yet to believe in His incarnate Son, Jesus/Yashua, who was/is the Christ/Messiah.
These last seven years essentially express God’s final “Line in the Sand” that will separate believers in Christ from those who will not or refuse to acknowledge Jesus’ as the Christ/Messiah. God’s specific reason and purpose for sending His Spirit manifested in human form was/is, our salvation. During the Tribulation’s first 3 ½ years God will be encouraging people worldwide to repent and spiritually embrace Jesus. In the second 3½ years God will be specifically dealing with Israel’s original rejection of Jesus as their Messiah with opportunities for ‘born again’ belief in His again revealed messianic identity. Although His attention may be altered God’s goal is to reconcile to Himself all who believe in Christ Jesus.
When will these seven years of tribulation start? When the efforts of a man who successfully negotiates a ‘Peace and Security’ treaty between Israel and her enemies is confirmed. This is the spark. The bigger question is, how many years are there between today and the moment this treaty is agreed to and official? We know about the specific events prophesied for those last seven years. But let’s look at unmissable ones that will be evident to everyone before those last seven years arrive.
We've been instructed by Jesus and biblical prophets about specific events to be watching for to understand His plan for mankind’s redemptive salvation. If you have seen the charts in our series, “Hidden in Plain View” there are an abundance of activities and consequences ahead in the coming years of trouble, or ‘sorrows.’
In those “Hidden in Plain View” charts, you will notice we are currently in the era known as the ‘Pre-Tribulation’ period (or ‘church age’). This “Church Age/Pre-Trib” era started two thousand years ago when Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, died, and was buried only to rise (be resurrected) from the dead. We are living in the remaining years of this Pre-Trib time. Scripture tells us these years lead to God’s ‘Last Call’ for salvation and reconciliation.
What is the significance of these “Last Call” years for us? First, we are still able to recognize and heed His warnings. Second, we know many of the prophetic signs, events and activities which will play out on the world stage as God’s redemptive plan moves ever closer to its conclusion.
We know End Times populations will experience life in upheaval. Narcissistic chaos, natural and man-made global disruptions and disasters will intensify and become more frequent with each passing season. These will continue unabated until a “Peace and Security” treaty is signed and agreed to. The signing of this treaty is the ultimate definitive action that will ignite the seven years of tribulation’s turmoil for everyone alive.
There are two identifiable events to occur as biblically prophesied in the future, which will be unmistakable, unmissable, and undeniable. The order in which these two takes place is not the issue. Know that both will occur and by their manifested reality will make plain the ‘end times’ are close. These two are the “Ezekiel War” and the rebuilding of the “Third Jewish Temple” in Jerusalem.
Join me next time for our final episode when we look at these two End Times events which will alert all who are watching.
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Many End Times events will occur without our firsthand knowledge or participation. Life changing crises happen to people the world over every day without our concern or involvement. Only when something horrific takes place in our community or neighborhood may we be moved to recognition.
In our series’ we are building an awareness of the prophesied ‘Last Days’ events that will alter our global domestic and international interactions. End Times economic, health, social and political ‘fallout’ (inadequate and unprepared responses furthering injury and loss of life) persistently disrupt the lives of vast numbers of unsuspecting people worldwide.
With the inertia of dominoes set to fall; famine, disease, violence, and existential hardships await on the horizon. When life threatening tragedies become real for us, they can alter our situations and require out of the ordinary responses. We live in a world that resists change at all costs and yet, the world continues to evolve forcing us to adapt or perish.
Once we manage to address an incident’s immediate ‘fallout’ we then attempt to adjust to our ‘new normal.’ Or, a dramatic effort to return to ‘the way it was before.’ Once major disruptions have entered our consciousness, they may never leave. Loss and its remembrance often remain with people as indelible stains on the psyche long after the event recedes.
Spirituality can buffer the bludgeoning impacts of unforeseen events. Spiritual grounding can be invaluable for successful transition of many in their approaching ‘new normal.’ Spiritual strength can be a hedge against further emotional captivity. An active spirit in concert with the indwelt Spirit of God gives hope to the believer. Spiritual applications of hope allow us to narrow our focus on truth.
Clarity to recognize the connection between ‘what we want to believe’ and the events we are witnessing allow us to see more of ourselves and our world. Spiritual grounding enables our original confused ‘puzzle pieces’ begin to find their right places, illuminating the larger picture we’ve been struggling to confront.
When we emulate the spiritual strength and goodness of Christ with new awareness, the spirit of the believer recognizes opportunities for change. Repentance (permanent future change) and forgiveness (unconditional love in action) can become new cornerstones in relationships with family, friends, coworkers, even acquaintances. When we are spirit led and spirit guided our responses are firmly rooted in a quest for truth. As our spirit in Christ evolves and grows, His very character and nature become more our own.
It is this very strength that allows followers of Christ to see the ways of the world unfolding as we begin to grapple with End Times events prophesied for the future. Can we stop or alter that which God has planned in order that His desire for our salvation and reconciliation to Him be accomplished? Of course not. If God in His omnipotence has the power and will to create the universe, He also has the omniscient means to end its existence.
If you desire to see the world and its ways for what they truly are when you accept the realization that attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of the world are not always in your best interest, your options are to throw in with the world’s ways, or, trust God’s Word.
Can we sidestep the tragedies that await in the End Times? Only if we are not here to experience them.
If we are here the only chance for survival will be in having a spiritual relationship aligned with and comforted by Jesus Christ, the Messiah. This revelation gives disciples new insight to God's Word.
I invite you to read or review my series “Hidden in Plain View” (on my YouTube channel) before next time when we will identify two “unmistakable, unmissable, undeniable” End Times events headed our way.
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What is Spiritual grounding? Why is spiritual strength a ‘game changer’?
What is it? Where does it come from? How does one get it, and keep it active?
First and foremost, having an active and ever strengthening (growing) spiritual connection brings balance to your life. Are there trade-offs? Yes. As with every decision or choice we are presented with daily, but more balance means a more fulfilling life.
How can a spiritual presence guide, aid, or counsel? How does a growing spirituality bring balance to a chaotic, stressed life? We live ‘pressure cooker’ lifestyles, leaving little time for anything other than “keeping up.” American life was once rooted in “keeping up with the Jones’.” Now for many its “keeping up to survive the day.”
The trauma and drama of modern life can be hectic. Many forget their life is designed to be more than job, career or family indebtedness. At our essence we are spirit, manifested in a corporeal body. We are spiritual energy at our core existing beneath layers of who we think we are, (presenting to the world).
“To Be, or Not To Be” was Hamlet’s question. The question for those living close to the prophesied end times is ‘Whether to engage Christ, or not’? This is fundamentally the question in every life. In the coming years we will each confront and select how active our spirituality will be. We are each a living soul. An ‘energy packet’ with an ‘active’ or ‘inactive’ spirit. An inactive spirit is exactly that; ‘inactive.’ Having little or no interaction with mind and body. Existing yes, but only as a ‘place holder.’
An ‘active’ spirit is active in degrees. On our paths in life we are all at different stages, as are our spirits.
We can have a fleeting awareness at one end of the spectrum, while others may have ‘full immersion’ at the other end. Irrespective of ‘where’ one is on their spiritual journey, life’s baseline condition is an active spirit in concert and communication with the Holy Trinity of Christ, or not.
When God’s Spirit lives within us, no matter the degree of our voluntary immersion, His Spirit lives for us as guide and counselor. (John 14:26) When we invite the ‘Word’ of God’s Spirit (Jesus) to abide with us, it’s accepted and never rescinded. We may turn aside but He will never abandon us after He has accepted our invitation of a surrendered heart. Where the Spirit of the Lord lives, He strengthens mind, body, and spirit.
Think of the Lord’s living Spirit within you as a cosmic GPS. Every time you are faced with stress, struggle, and conflict, stop. Before you respond take a breath and ask yourself. ‘What would God have me do in this situation?’ When His Spirit abides with you, He will answer. This He promises.
His Spirit will guide your thoughts. His Spirit will give yours the strength and power to respond as He would have you do. His Spirit will show you the truth. His truth will give you counsel to avoid the impending hole of adversity. It’s always easier to step around a hole than dig yourself out. God’s Spirit through belief in Christ offers you the path from adversity.
Whether you hear, actually listen or respond is up to you. Once Christ’s spirit is with you, He is always there for you. It’s up to you to decide if you’ll choose the Lord’s way or repeat the ‘old pattern response’ which hasn’t worked so many times before.
Christ’s Spirit within, is your spiritual grounding. His Spirit responding, is your spiritual strength. The more you desire and allow your spirit to grow in His, the more embolden your understanding of the world will become.
Join me for Part 10 when we look at events on the horizon.
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So, what can we expect our future to look like? Think of it this way. Imagine you’re bringing a pot of cold water to a boil, (the cold water representing our world prior to the 2008 ‘great recession’). We fill the pot and turn up the heat. As the water becomes tepid, we notice a change taking place that is disconcerting, yet not alarming. As we reduce the fire the water returns to its ‘new normal.’
Sometime later, we increase the heat to a higher setting. As small bubbles start to form on the bottom of the pot (Covid-19) we notice they begin spreading around the bottom edge and then progressively start inward across the entire bottom surface. Almost imperceptively, larger bubbles form in the original space from the expanding concentrated heat. Quickly thereafter water is bubbling thoroughly in a simultaneous chaotic dance.
As we end the first round of global infections from Covid-19 and prepare for its next pre-vaccine resurgence, we notice there’s little letup of the now enlarging bubbles being created, which start to turn the water from a liquid to its gaseous state.
End Times events have a specific purpose designed to bring people (back) to Jesus for His role as (savior) Christ/Messiah. End Times events are God’s way to initiate and at the same time, invite a worldwide revival (Mt 24:14). As with our boiling pot of water, our awareness is meant to be raised with each succeeding ‘heated’ event.
The consequences of unprepared disbelief will affect people across the earth. Melding and rippling from one place to the next and from one affected/infected area to another. Whether health related, economic or social disruption, crime and violence, or destructive storms, governments will falter and fail with inadequate and unprepared responses.
Uninterrupted escalation of troubles and turmoil denote prophesied End Times. There may be a temporarily ‘lull’ where you live, but the consequences of insurmountable problems will persist globally with little interruption. Events moving in concert, spreading neighbor to neighbor, nation to nation will become more acute as capabilities shift in unending attempts to accommodate the immediacy of that moment’s emergency causing frustration and social chaos.
As with our boiling water, End Times events bring unpleasantness, layer upon layer, hampering further answers and responses. The only questions are;
• How badly burned are we before we get out of the water?
• How much suffering will we endure and at what cost?
• What could we have done before the heat went from cold to
tepid to boiling?
• As it gets worse, how can we prepare?
God gives each of us opportunities to come to know Him and know His character and nature through His Son Jesus. He is warning us out of love, compassion, and mercy so we’ll know how to sidestep the death and destruction coming in the Last Days. As event instances for this new awareness increase, so too will the fallout severity of each End Times event.
How much suffering will you choose to endure before looking for relief? How many End Times event consequences will you ignore before you start to understand? How much death and destruction will you allow your family to endure before you share with them the way God has provided for His believing children? Avoid the coming perils. How? Establish a spiritual grounded relationship with Christ Jesus.
Join me next time for Part 9, ‘Spiritually Grounded Strength’ when we look at: What it is? Where does it come from? How to acquire it, and how to keep it active?
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Prophesies alert readers to unmissable events that will occur in the End Times. One of the most disconcerting or inexplicable characteristics surrounding “End Times, or Last Days” prophesies making them confusing or difficult for many readers is they’re recorded as specific occurrences, authored by different individuals over centuries. Establishing cohesive chronological or purposefully designed correlations can be open to misinterpretation, miscues or miscalculations.
Observing the impending immediate and near-term fallout from the first round of our current Covid-19 pandemic illnesses and deaths, the world must anticipate changes going forward for people and governments. Recovery after the first stages of a Coronavirus may be the most critical and perilous of times for many global populations.
End Times events will be world altering, affecting people in ways, intensities and frequencies never imagined or experienced. Even if we are viewers from afar of others’ misery, Jesus and the prophets remind us that the End Times will wreak havoc worldwide with consequences radiating across the globe. Unfathomable worldwide repercussions are the hallmark of unmistakable End Times events.
How long the ebb and flow of global sorrow will continue before solutions can calm fears from one tragedy to the next is unknown. Strength comes in understanding why these things are happening and how God has planned for believers to sidestep much of the anguish associated with these unusual circumstances. Although the trauma and drama in our futures may be unprecedented, the choices for many will become much clearer. People the world over will experience religious revivals within their countries accompanied by backlash and agitations at home and abroad.
Spirituality is the conduit for establishing and building a personal relationship between each of us and the Holy Trinity of God, should we decide to turn to Him. Surrender, acceptance and alignment with Jesus brings calm to the storm when his indwelt spirit is called upon. (John 14:26) It’s our spiritual strengthened belief and faith in the words of Jesus, that set us free to respond in His name against all odds.
I’m often asked, “How do I prepare for the End Times?” My answer is first, be aware of the events and consequences that will be manifested as prophesied, and how they may affect you and your family. Second, know and understand three scriptural references: John 3:16, Matthew 22:37 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 or Romans 10:9-10, & 17.
These verses together with surrender of one’s spirit to Jesus are foundational cornerstones to employ when encountering stress and struggle represented by the End Times. These four provide peace and strength to persevere, and faith to sidestep fear.
Join me next time for Part 8, when we examine a boiling pot of water and how much heat it takes to move people to respond.
Questions always welcomed and answered.
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Days, months, years?
Having introduced the Antichrist’s entrance onto the world stage, the essential question becomes when do escalating events and their consequences start to become undeniable for the End Times observer? It’s this realization that will set the stage for the pending arrival and global reveal of this ‘Man of Lawlessness’. (2 Thessalonians 2:3, 9)
In a world operating by crisis reactions, and by the time the ‘Son of Perdition’ steps up to the world’s megaphone, our global conditions will be on the precipice of total meltdown. What can we do? More importantly, how can we reduce the impact of the coming days, months and years ahead?
Spiritual strength and trust can reassure believing observers to the critical timing of our unfolding global events. Through His compassionate love and mercy God has shared signs to be watching for. Particularly those leading up to the revelation of the one who will become the Antichrist.
How long will it take for life to become this untenable? Again, we don’t know, but awareness of the impending dire outcomes ahead will illuminate the degradation of law and order in a world of weakened by corrupted systems. How do we prepare? Not only for undeniable globally repercussive events, but for the escalating pressures and stress affecting us persistently in daily life.
Whether a situation is large or small, the most comforting way to respond to adversity is by becoming emboldened with faith rooted in spiritual strength. Spiritual grounding provides a solid foundation upon which to erect a framework we can use to understand the challenges befalling us. Spiritual strength brings balance to life, which allows us to recognize the truth of the reality we face.
Spiritual strength moves us to action. It bolsters our defenses, for the power and might of God’s Spirit dwells within the believer and follower of Jesus. When faced with a challenge, knowing the truth of the situation provides the strength needed to endure and act responsibly. God’s indwelt spirit through Christ always councils to our best interests.
God has a plan for each of us. His plan is for us to return to Him through reconciliation of our spirit. This is of special importance to those alive during the End Times years. The coming years will produce unprecedented upheaval and change for life on earth. Now is the time to plant a spiritual seed of relationship with the Holy Trinity of Christ.
Preparation is a key element of surviving; spiritually, mentally, bodily. When we’re prepared spiritually, we can respond to those we care for, love and are responsible for. A grounded spiritually response to whatever life engages you to accomplish or endure works in ways that transcend corporeal understanding. When we’re rooted in the Spirit of God the Father through the life and death of Jesus, His active spirit of truth guides us to know what must be done and how to respond without fear.
Join me for Part 7 when we review some of the dynamic changes ahead.
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