DESTRUCTION FROM WITHIN

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“Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or our purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables    

As anger rages across our nation and talk of revolution rises, is there any hope for us?  Let us never forget that the internal battle for our souls is ongoing until we die.

Satan lives in the ashes.  His spirit is incendiary.  His thoughts are only of obtaining those who have even the slightest doubt of God’s power over the world. He delights in parched lips and burning flesh. One of the weapons in his tool box is revolution.  By inciting those who disagree and stoking the fires, he can set the world on fire.

Lest we forget, God has dominion over Satan, but his power is real and still alive even within the staunchest of believers.  He uses discord.  He dispenses thoughts of hatred, fear and selfishness.  He is the world’s greatest narcissist, because he has convinced himself that he’s greater than his Creator.

The thought of losing a soul doesn’t seem to carry much clout today.  Many don’t even know what the word “sin” means nor the consequences connected with it.

I grew up in a church that scared the bejeebers out of me by preaching heavily on the law.  It took me a long time to realize the hope of the Gospel, but now I know that God’s law is a necessary element when it comes to our salvation.  Without knowing our sin, we have no need for a Savior.

Today, it’s time to put away our sinful natures and begin to rebuild a dying country.  We need to look within and see what needs to be rectified.  We must stand tall against those who would break her laws and not be afraid to do so.  If we don’t, the devil has won this skirmish and destruction from within has begun.

Our hope remains.  We know that God has already won the victory!

 

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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5 Responses to DESTRUCTION FROM WITHIN

  1. Amen—God is loving as well as exacting—and we are the created and NOT the Creator—it would behoove us to remember such!!!
    Excellent words my friend

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  2. Well said.

    I understand the fear. My Caucasian granddaughter is engaged to a sweet Pakistani-American. They live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a predominately upper class, Democratic area. They are both graduate students at Harvard University. Yet when they walk the streets of Cambridge together, they hear shouts of “TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!” and ” ARAB GO HOME!” This was happening, even before the election.

    I am concerned and praying for my granddaughter and her fiance. But I refuse to live my life in fear. God is still on the throne. Christ told us that in this world we would have tribulation, but to be of good cheer, for He has overcome the world.

    Most of the things I have worried and been afraid of in my lifetime never happened. But things that never enter my mind, happen. Life is random like that.

    This morning, while I was thinking about this election and wondering where our country is heading now, the associate pastor of our tiny church, 63 years old, got out of bed, collapsed, and died. He always looked very fit and healthy. My husband saw him at the men’s Bible study night before last and he seemed fine. A few days ago when I was out walking our dogs, he drove past and honked and waved. He lived with his wife just a few blocks from our house. He was a good, Godly man, concerned like the rest of us about this election, and now he is with the Lord. He never even got to enjoy the retirement he was planning for.

    Our days are numbered and our lives are in God’s hands. I will not put my trust in a man or a woman. I will not put my trust in a president, a king, a queen, or even a church minister. My trust is in the Lord.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Oh my. Unexpected death always leaves those left behind in a state of shock for a while. What a blessing for this man of God to have left this veil of tears without suffering. I will pray for your granddaughter. It’s so sad that
      Prejudice and hate are still so prevalent.

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