Wednesday, October 22, 2008

STUFF

I am no theologian. I haven't been to seminary. I only know what I read in the Bible and what I feel in my heart. There are certain things I KNOW will happen....I'm just not sure when. Lots of things are being said and I guess I just want to jump on the wagon and share my own thoughts. I have no doubt that this will bug some people, but I haven't (to my knowledge) made anyone mad in a bit, so.......

I thought about linking you to some specific articles, but I will let you research a bit. (Heh....I can't find what I'm looking for.) One site I like to look at every now and then is a gal on Xanga who goes by annamatrix. She looks into prophecy. I don't know if she is or considers herself to actually BE a prophetess. I think they exist, but I don't know if she is one. I do not necessarily agree with all she has to say....and I don't care for her language at all...so a disclaimer, should you look her up. She is a Messianic Jew and has said some interesting things. I don't read her all the time, but I have seen some interesting things on end-times.

Some think that Obama is the Antichrist. I don't know. Part of me....the "pre-trib" part of me....wonders if we will know for sure who the Antichrist is, or if we will just have a few "inklings" about certain people. The "mid-trib" part of me says that we WILL know. I am not ready to put money on anyone...YET. (Though Javier Solana has caught my eye.)

I do feel that Obama is totally wrong for this country, but honestly, I have a peace about it all. Keep in mind that NO MATTER WHAT....GOD IS IN CONTROL. He still answers prayers and there is a measure of protection over the saints (Christians). If you aren't comforted by this, you should be. It reminds me of the book of Judges. Israel fell into great sin and was appointed judges. It was a cycle of being away from God, being closer to God. I think that is what we, as a nation, are going through. We have to go through hard times. It is in the Bible. We will possibly go through tribulation. How much of it? We won't know until we go through it. Pray for the best, plan for the worst.

That is in the back of my mind when I stockpile. I do not have my own cattle to butcher, nor do I garden enough to can and store. But I do buy a few extra staples every now and again. There are a few trains of thought about this. I have spoken to friends....just to get their ideas on this subject.

Matthew 6:34 says: Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.

BUT, Proverbs 6:6-8 says: Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

What do I get from those verses? I get that I, as a follower of Christ, will be taken care of and that I shouldn't needlessly worry. I also get that I should not take a lackadaisical attitude about it all. Yes, what will be will be, but I shouldn't just sit back and watch it happen. I still need to take care of my family.

So, what are we (my hubby and I) doing? Well, we are still planning our future. We are about to open up more college funds. I still coupon. We are stockpiling, but not because we may, or may not, be in the first part of the Tribulation. We stockpile because when I shop correctly, I get twice the food for my money and don't have to go to the store as often.

We are making sure that our kids are brought up in the Word. Not because we are worried about the future, but because we are supposed to do that. We are still working in JBQ, which is a great way for us to teach the Bible to our children. We are training our children in the way that they should go....planning for another 50 years....though I personally give us less than 10. BUT like I said, I am no prophet. It is just my thought.

My friends, (heh...now I sound like McCain), if you are a Christian, then you are not to fear. WE have the Blessed Hope. We know that we know that we know that Jesus is coming back and that we will be taken up, in the twinkling of an eye. These are exciting times! Remember....GOD IS IN CONTROL!




10 comments:

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Very well said. I have much of the same feelings as you. God is in control and at times, He will allow things to happen that we just don't understand. However, He will never take His hand from his faithful! I love this song, especially for these times.

tollesons4him said...

Amen Sister! I know God is in control and that he is challenging us as Christians to get out there and spread the gospel. He will guide us and protect us and we shall not fear.

Catey said...

Well, the good news is that she's not, and I'm pretty darn sure he's not. Troubled times are ahead, they always are. Just keep on keepin' on, do what you know is right. "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." I agree that the most important thing to remember is that it is all in His hands. I'd expound but I get wordy. If you want wordy, email me. : )

Alicia said...

You are so right LL! We need to cling to the fact that God most definitely is in CONTROL!! And thank goodness for that! This is a great post. If we trust in God and are faithful, in return He will be faithful to us!

Caribbean Shulamite said...

Very interesting...I myself am no longer Pre-trib - after really prayerfully reading the book of Revelation for the 100th time (not literally but you know ;) as well as linking events to others such as Daniel. Now, I think the Christian church will be here for part of the tribulation...The scriptures say that God knows those who love Him. It also says those who obey Him are those who love Him. So obedient true followers of Christ have nothing to fear! Glorious times are ahead for the Body of Christ.

p.s. Look up Asher Intrater a messianic jewish minister if you'd like

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

LL- This comment is actually about the reed diffusers. I really like one that is called "clean cotton" or some "clean linen" or something like that. Sorry, don't have the exact name, anymore. But, it is smell kind of like baby powder, and has fresh clean smell. Also, there was one that was vanilla/almond. That one is good, too.

Ashley said...

Great post. *nuff said*

PS - thanks for the Christmas countdown! ;)

Jamey said...

God can use ANYONE! even Obama! God will use whoever is elected, I do not fret about that.I also believe I will not be here to see the anti-christ, so Obama can't be the anti-christ! people say that about allot of people, Oprah, Saddam, & the leader of Iran, God has his plan already made, and it will be revealed in HIS time.

Theresa said...

I agree. I don't know whether or not Obama is the Anti-Christ, but I am not a peace about him being our President. I just keep praying. I keep telling myself that God IS in control and I CAN find peace in that.
PS I love Twila..always have!

Kaira said...

I needed to read this tonight, when I'm so unsettled. Our only hope is in Christ. With that, I'll pray and go back to bed to try to get some sleep.

Have a blessed day, LL!