Last night, at the end of the week, and with most of the projects needed to be done completed, I was left unsettled. The cheating we are seeing is blatant. It appears that the forces of evil are winning. They are certainly trying to say that in mainstream media.
My solution could be radical. I am thinking of disconnecting the TV aerial. We don't watch that much TV anyway. I will confess to spending too much time on the blogs. For this is a time of rumours of war. We are not, quite yet, at war. It is a time of rumours of destruction, but destruction has not yet happened. (It is always a time for earthquakes in New Zealand).
My prayer is that as the evil is made apparent, God will be glorified as his faithful bear witness to him.
A Maskil of Asaph.
78 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
5 He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,
6 that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
7 so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
24 Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”
3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
When lawlessness increases, and it does when the progressives are in power, the hatred within a society will increase. When lawlessness is promoted, the love of many for Christ will disappear. But the gospel has been proclaimed everywhere to all nations (the underground missionaries are in the remaining and failing socialist states, and the Islamic project is being intellectually disassembled).
If you stand now, you will be a witness for Christ. May that be the case.
But do not let the enemy panic you. They want your surrender, because they know they will be defeated.