Friday, May 13, 2016

Crazyville

Can we talk? Frankly?

Perhaps you were too busy to notice but the world is coming apart at the seams.

Every morning I read the headlines with amazement. Just when I think it can’t get worse I discover how wrong I am. I say - How could this happen? How can this be? What happened to common sense, reason and logic? Why are the inmates suddenly in positions of power and in control of the asylum?


I keep hoping I’m just asleep, though tossing and turning, trapped in a nightmare. Wake up! I urge my conscious mind. But alas I must admit I am wide awake and witnessing, in real time, the fast track decline of civilization. The question torments me - how much longer, Lord? How much worse will it have to spiral down before it gets better?

The clear and present danger of ‘much worse’ has altered my prayer life quite a bit nowadays. Mostly I find I am pleading for deliverance from evil but I know that expectation of deliverance must be prefaced with repentance, so I do that too. I search for dark bits of self that hide in my soul, disguised as fake righteousness. I’m mining deep because it is critical. Modern humanistic Christianity avoids any such state of humility or emptying of self. It’s just too severe. Too demanding. Too painful. Unfortunately, without it we can’t expect to be sheltered or rescued from the evil dressed up like goodness that is now unleashed on us. 

Just to review - God is good all the time, only He is righteous. But He calls the shots, whether we like it or not.

It’s not as though I didn’t know this day was coming. My mother had an end days vision when I was only nine that changed everything for us, as a family, and me, as a Christian. Sixty years hence from that turning point I have resided here on earth as a visitor, like a stranger in a foreign land. I participated without completely buying in, but I also compromised here and there in order to ‘fit’ or perhaps, being honest, to simply not stand out. Pariah is not an easy yoke to bear.

There comes a day, though, when we are called to come out, to take a stand, even when it might mean the separation of our heads from our shoulders. From the very beginning Christians have been warned they would suffer for His sake. What part of that do we not understand? There is no compromise that can change that. 

All this sounds so noble and, when the chips are not down, easy to say. But the game is coming to a heart stopping conclusion and more and more opportunities to just say no are forcing us to stop blending in for expediency sake. 

For this reason I am standing up and speaking out to say that my sister and I have committed to refusing to shop at Target. We like Target. We usually shop there at least once a week but we also like knowing that we are relatively safe entering a bathroom too. Such a silly thing. Right? What’s the big deal anyway. Can’t we just get along? Who cares if the risk is low of a predator dressing like a woman to enter a small space where a female young or old might be vulnerable to molestation? 

The big deal is that safety is such a big business nowadays, we are Regulation Nation ruled and regulated to death for the sake of SAFETY, except for this one absolute predictable going-to-happen eventuality. And for what? To hold sacred the feelings of a few at the real risk of danger to the many? Apparently the executives of Target are willing to ignore the risk and the potential law suits waiting to happen because the agenda is way more comprehensive than that and requires complicity. It’s conditioning for more diabolical things and has little if anything to do with civil rights. It is the apex of the cultural slippery slope. 

Given the pattern and formula that is so easy to follow, it’s not a stretch to see that this destruction will continue on, one unraveling seam at a time, quickly separating the whole into a ruinous heap. Count on it, soon there will be no restrictions to showers in schools or dressing rooms in department stores. At that point speaking out will be moot. Adults can choose not to shop or use bathrooms but school children have no such rights.

Here it is. The day of standing finally comes so I not only stand up I dare speak out. I know Target won’t miss my piddly amount of contribution to their annual sales reports but more to the point I also know that God sees and counts what mankind does not. 

I understand this is just a practice step. There will be more difficult calls to stand. But as they say, practice makes perfect.

Even so, come Lord Jesus.

For Him,
Meema



(Isaiah 5:20) Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  (5:21) Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!  

16 comments:

  1. Not wanting to sound like a wild-eyed prophetess of doom, but I have wondered if the election insanity, the bathroom thing, and all the crazy I hear on the news is a Romans 1-style judgment of God "giving us up," since we've "exchanged the truth of God for the lie."

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    1. Amen! I am no prophet but I am mature in the Spirit, couple that with carrying the lifelong knowledge of what was given to my mother, I feel fine-tuned to read the signs of the day. Since God doesn’t count time as we do, I understand that we’ve been in the end days for the last 2000 years. Are we experiencing the last hour of the age? The signs seem to be mounting up globally. No place to run or hide except in the light of Christ.

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  2. I'm sure you're onto something Michele.
    This passage seems apropos as well...
    1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, ... 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them]; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. [2Ti 3:1-3, 12-15 KJV]

    Thank you for sharing your acquired wisdom here Meema. Perilous times are upon us and bound to get worse before they get better for eternity!
    May we hold to faith and a good conscience...

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    1. Amen again! This past week a dear sister in Christ shared a link with me to a sermon by Paris Reidhead that he had given in the sixties. I immediate recalled that I had seen a Youtube someone had made of it several years ago but was so grateful to have the text. I had forgotten how powerful and timely Reidhead’s inspired words were. Plus this link provides the history of the sermon that I hadn’t known. I highly recommend reading this.

      http://truthinheart.com/EarlyOberlinCD/CD/5/shekels1.htm

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  3. I completely agree but I see a certain hypocrisy in singling out one business. What about all the others who actively support the liberal view? If I boycotted all those I’d not be able to buy anything anymore. Where do you draw the line?

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    1. Good point. My only answer, for now, is to choose based on conscience. I still use Amazon and Paypal, for now, but I don’t have to use their restrooms and I am prepared to stop shopping with them when I am prompted to. I fully expect that the day is likely to come. Haven’t we been warned that those who refuse the mark of the beast will neither be able to buy or sell? My plan is to pay attention to the day at hand. Listen, obey and trust. If we aren’t paying attention now, standing now, can we expect we will be able to or know how when the really tough choices must be made?

      This is just a test anyway, a way to undermine in small increments until one day the whole foundation is compromised. They won’t win though. I have it on good Authority. :-)

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  4. Hi sisters :) I know this discussion is serious, but I hope you don't mind if we sing Happy Birthday to our sweet sister Meema...Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Meema, Happy Birthday to you! You are such a wonderful blessing to the body and I hope your day is filled with love, joy, and laughter. I love and appreciate you so much! Praise the Lord, He is so good! (((((Big hugs and much love))))

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    1. Oh my goodness! Thank you! [[[[hugs]]]]

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  5. A Birthday . . . as you step out into another year, may Jesus walk with you along the way!

    I heard a statistic mentioned. So I searched for it and sure enough it was there. In America 70-80% of the people claim to be Christian.

    A Christian is a follower of Christ - as in Jesus the Christ. As followers of Christ Jesus, we are called to be changed into HIS image.

    Race and/or gender is very different from lifestyle choices. For people to clump them all together is not correct. A spokesperson for pro-change side had a "whites only" sign displayed behind her as she touted the need for these bathroom changes.

    When we go to Jesus and repent of our wrongdoings, He forgives us -- then adds: GO AND DO NOT DO THAT WRONG THING AGAIN. If His 70-80% followers sincerely heeded this, would we be having this discussion?

    Back in the 70's a popular phrase was: Stop the world I want to get off! For some reason that keeps coming to mind :D

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    1. Thank you so much! :-)

      And yes, I often think of the old saying - stop the world I'd like to step off. But I guess we are mandated to stay. Let us agree to stay for His sake, not our own then. :-}

      Armor up!

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    2. And so it has begun. I guess now I will also be avoiding TJMaxx and Marshalls too.

      http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/05/17/shopper-upset-man-allowed-to-use-womens-dressing-room-in-ross/

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    3. Yes. We keep on keeping on. In my daily readings today was Psalm 37. Verses 23-24 state:
      "Our steps are made firm by the Lord, when He delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds us by the hand."

      Sounds like the best formula for keeping on!

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  6. I know more and more people who are willing to stop shopping at Target. Too bad they don't care about the safety of their shoppers. I don't even feel safe in my local mall anymore. I just realized I never go to the mall for anything anymore. It is about safety. Does anyone really believe this is about feelings? VL

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  7. "Even so, come Lord Jesus." Yes. Amen.

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