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Henny Penny said what?


 

Chicken Little and Ducky Lucky were running around like chickens with their heads cut off when they heard the news.Chicken_Little____the_sky_is_falling

The “sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

Flying around the corner came Henny Penny screaming, “Did you hear? Did you hear the news? What are we to do?”

Fear gripped them like a slaughter house.

Panic swept over them so that each breath seemed to be their last.

Cocky Locky and Ducky Daddles flew in to the meeting.

“All the others are coming too. We don’t know what to do now or what this means for our future.”

Once all the fowl gathered, feathers were flying like dandelions in the wind.  The quacking, crowing and cockadoodledooing were so loud you could hear it down the street.

“How will we live? Where will we get money? What about healthcare and benefits? And do we allow other fowl to join us now?”brexit

The questions were endless. The answers seemed even further away.

But the biggest one of all was, “Who do we turn to now?”

The hen house overnight became an open door to the unknown.

And that’s the way it was last week when the UK left the EU.

You’d a thought the world had joined the chicken coop.

Researching the EU, their founders and the history involved was my next move and here are some of the highlights of what I found.

  1. The EU was set up after WWII aiming to end bloodshed and war. A noble effort for everyone to get along with each other. 
  2. An all-inclusive system of countries was established in areas of trade, economic stability, and communal advancement. In other words, the birth of Socialism.
  3. Currency, called the Euro was set up where each country involved would pool their funds to aid the necessary benefits.
  4. The Treaty of Paris in 1951 set up an authoritarian rule to govern and control the people.

So who was the EU? What countries were involved and who would lead this unified, let’s get along with everybody declaration?

The European Economic Community was: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Germany. Many others have joined but these were the founding nations.

The leaders of the this group were made up of 11 white men who were Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, Economic advisers, Diplomats and Chancellors.  Winston Churchill was one of them.

Reading their history it is apparent the majority based their platforms on a left winged, liberal ideology which became the foundation for the EU’s agenda.

For over 7 decades, the EU has become Europe’s guide, controller and administrator. Never mind that it doesn’t nor did it ever really work.

Margaret Thatcher said, “The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

Go figure that one.

You can only take for so long what people have to give. Once it runs out, there is nothing left.

Now the UK has voted to leave the EU of course the panic is “where will the money come from to do anything?”

The bottom line is also immigration. The people of the UK finally got fed up with the Muslim terrorist invading and killing their own. So much for “let’s all get along.”

So how did a system like this last for so many years? Or why hadn’t anyone figured it out before now the evil that lurked within it would finally rear its ugly head?

And last but not least, what happens now?

To be continued….

Psalm 33:10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.

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The Line in the Sand


 

Right before I sat down to blog this morning, the Holy Spirit told me to write about
“The Line in the Sand.”

So I asked him, “What do you mean? What are you talking about?”line-in-the-sand1

As I went around the house tidying up after the weekend I ventured to my phone to connect on Facebook which I do off and on all day long. My Facebook preferences are set up with Bible connections, pastors and daily devotionals. Along with the varied postings of our elusive felines I gain much knowledge about God from it. Don’t get me wrong, Facebook isn’t my source but a great connection to God. It’s all in how you set it up.

Jennifer LeClaire is a prophetic voice who often writes about the present times and how to follow Jesus as we walk through them. Charisma magazine had just posted what she’s written about Orlando. Having just written about that last week, it has weighed heavily on my mind so I believe God wants to continue this conversation.

She writes about the wicked spirits over places such as Orlando. The Jezebel spirit, witch craft and Satanism are in obvious cities over this nation. Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York City, Detroit are a few that seem trapped by evil.

As I wrote before, demons tend to migrate and stay in one place. Their obvious position here is to keep anything Godly out.  They simply can’t stand the presence of Jesus near them.

I agree with Ms. LeClaire that the church has given a pass to these demonic strongholds. Instead of standing on God’s word and casting them out, mainstream preaching for decades has avoided the confrontation of getting involved.  My 61 years of living has shown me two different Americas. The one I was born into and grew up in and our present day wickedness.

Getting to this “line in the sand”, I believe the Holy Spirit is telling me, it’s time for this to change. God is ready, moving and shaking things up to eliminate that which has “grounded” itself in humanity. He knows life can’t go on without it.

Divisiveness has become hatred.

The written word is the next person we can destroy.

Killing each other is an everyday event.

Secular religion claims humanitarian efforts as the answer. While those are needed, it won’t heal the land or the hearts that dwell within it.

Oswald Chambers says our belief in God has been for his cause, projects or the next go to meeting. The idea of altruistic causes becomes exhausting.

We are to be completely, sold out and abandoned to the person of Jesus Christ. In that relationship, love, mercy, grace, forgiveness, joy, peace, healing and the list goes on and on that we become the heart of God. Out of that secret place He teaches us who we are in Christ so that we can be that to others.

I believe the heart of God is the line He wants us to draw in the sand.

John 21:16

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Seeds of Deception and God’s Intervention


 

Orlando has had a rough week to put it lightly.

My heart aches for the loss and pain. My prayers are for God to show up and love those left behind. God’s word says in Psalm 34: 18-19

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This works because it has in my own life.

The loss of so many souls to a 2 year old child dragged away into a lagoon, one has to wonder when it all will go away.

Psalm 34 revealed the crushed heart of David. His cries to God were of one who had been pierced by such grief he felt he couldn’t bare life anymore. Unfortunately, many are in that same place. Part of David’s depression was from his own sin. The guilt had overtaken his spirit. The failures had become overwhelming. The desire to make it right again with God, had become his future. He knew though, he couldn’t do it alone.

America needs to be in that future that David fought for.

I have read where demonic forces tend to migrate to certain areas where evil waits openly and without much resistance. Mark 5 speaks of the demonic man who lived among the tombs, chained and subdued only to break them with his bare hands. “Legion” was the demons name and fell down before Jesus as he approached.

You heard that correctly. The demon spoke to Jesus.

“Legion” was afraid of Him. He knew his fate at the hands of the Savior. Jesus cast “Legion” out of the man and told him to go and tell the people what God had done for him.

The scene is explicably evil. A graveyard. Tombs. Chains. Screaming. He even cut himself with stones. What was missing?  Jesus Christ.

The townspeople stayed away. They feared the evil would grab them and do a repeat performance.

Evil breeds evil just as it did with this man. Who knows how he had gotten to this point. Who knows how this demon entered his soul and lived there? Who knows how long he had been demonically possessed.

The slippery slope of deception is one that contains evil where the demonic forces can live without being bothered by Jesus. If they feared Jesus so much they begged him to send them into a bunch of swine instead of into the abyss, then what does that say about today?

It says Jesus can and will do the same today as He did then.lewis

But, we are expected to avoid evil at all costs.

The townspeople avoided going to the graveyard.

The townspeople didn’t want to live like this demon possessed man.

The townspeople knew the end result was death.

We should heed this story.

Don’t go where evil lurks. That is not to say that bad things don’t happen to good people but don’t open the door for the devil to simply walk in and take over.

God expects us to be wise and use common sense in what we do, where we go and what and who we involve ourselves with.

If God tells his people to go into evil then He protects because He has a plan.  “Doing it our way” is rebellion and God is limited in guarding us.

For those of us who know Christ as personal Savior and Lord, we are to be Jesus to those who don’t know Him. 

We are to walk in love yet speak the truth.

We are to exhibit His character along with standing firm in and on His word.

We are to extend mercy and grace, since He certainly extends it to us but with the sense to live knowing the difference between right and wrong.

We are to walk in humility as a light to shed on the darkness surrounding so many.

We are to be compassionate, caring and concerned for those in need and are hurting offering to pray for them for an intervention from God.

The one thing I have never found in the Bible, is that Jesus was not a doormat.

John 14:27 (Amplified)

Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]