Give Me Your “Throwaway’s”


As I was speaking about my brother to someone one day, he said, “Well you know most people consider people like him, as “a throwaway.” This infuriated me. The mere thought, that he could be referred to in this manner. Yet, I know, that it is true. Once, these beautiful souls become, “Wards of the State,” you cannot imagine the horror’s that await them.

The elderly, the orphans, and the mentally challenged. All require protection and the exploitation, which is taking place is unimaginable. And it’s only detected by someone with a watchful eye. But someone with a heart of compassion. Not too many, I have sadly found, have this heart.

But, in the end, I am happy to take the “throwaway.’s. I’m just making sure that what belongs to them is returned, so they receive the care that they deserve.

One thing that these greedy people have never taken into account, in their schemes, is there is a supreme God, and that He is the one who holds all things in account. He has His people on this earth, working out His plans. He has people filled with His spirit. We see things which the average person does not see.

This is why He tells us that His plans are not worked out through “Might,nor power, but by His Spirit.” No man can put a stop to what He is doing. It has already been accomplished.

As frustrated as I become, at times, I must remind my own mind of this. That, “His kingdom, shall come, and His will , shall be done, on this earth, as it is in heaven.” My job is to just be obedient to His plan. As much as I hurt inside at the pain, I know the outcome.

I also know that His suffering was great and if He was, “a man of sorrows,” I am the bride of Christ, so I would also be “filled with suffering.”

But one day, “He will wipe every tear from my eyes.” All I can say is, He is going to need a huge Kleenex for this, because I’m filled with tears. Some nights, I lie in my bed and almost can’t wait, to close the door, to be alone, just to cry. I hurt for so many others. It’s not for myself. It’s the pain of my brother,my mother, my daughter, my father. Everything, that hurts comes pouring out like a river, and I feel as if I’m walking with a fire inside of me.

I truly understand the meaning of our seeing the Lord face to face, when He utters the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant, enter into your rest.” I don’t know that feeling until that day.

But, my feeling of compassion for the hurting in this world is so strong.I see them, crushed by the system. And one day it is coming to an end. Babylon will fall.

Now I was reading about her demise this morning. She is a picture of greed and adultery. All the merchants of the earth and the powerful people, who had refused to let go of their associations with her. The Lord issues warnings to all, to “come out of her.” I have been instrumental in being part of this warning to agencies as well.”

There are government agencies which have become corrupted, which we have seen. They have exploited God’s people, and taken that, which does not belong to them. Now the Lord is issuing His call. “Come out of her my people so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven.

and God remembered her crimes.

Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Mix her a double portion from her own cup. Give her as much torture and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself.

In her heart she boasts, “I sit as a queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn. Therefor in one day her plagues will overtake her; death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for might is the Lord God who judges her.”

Now, if you continue to read, you will see, that this is the beginning of fallout for this great nation and I am seeing this with my own eyes. There are some out there who happen to know exactly how this is playing out. We all have the playbook. It’s in His Word.

The little things which people skipped over in scripture are sometimes the most important. When the Lord was being challenged about taxes, for example; He held a coin before the Pharisees and uttered the simple words, “Render unto Cesar, that which is Cesar’s, and unto God, that which is God’s.”

For some people, they have robbed both God, and Cesar, and this is where, the Lord, is the most angry. But when they, rob, and refer to these priceless souls as discards, this is deplorable.

I’m not sure if it’s the reason I’ve always loved shopping thrift stores. But, I love to find the ‘one of a kind,’ item. This is what I see with my ‘throwaways.’ The one that is unique. No one else noticed how priceless this one is, but I did.

Yes, the coal, under so much pressure, to produce this priceless diamond. And now I can see the different facets and the light of beauty created by this intense heat and pressure.

I don’t want what everyone has. I want what cast off. What you deem as useless. I want to see what the Lord can do, so that I can say, He did this. So that I can’t boast, but that the glory of the Lord can shine through that vessel.

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So many people are crying out in anger and hurt, at what’s been done to our environment and this is just the latest catastrophe caused by man. Yes, the Lord spoke of all of these things, and this not being of His hands, but our own. However, it all links back to the ‘corruptible.’ In man’s heart and in the whole earth. Remember He told us that things would go from bad to worse, and man, being corrupted with greed and malice, would not be able to end this curse. 

Jesus Christ came to redeem the whole earth. That’s right, all of creation.He tells us in Romans 8:19, “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 

As I have reminded those who have never understood childbirth, the pains become more intense with labor, and the groaning becomes just as intense as a woman suffers each contraction. The baby does not go back into the womb and the labor subside. No, a beautiful creation is brought forth after the suffering and the mother’s joy is complete. All the pain of labor is forgotten. 

For those who have spiritual eyes, the oil spill, and mans latest attempts at fixing what they have destroyed, are in vain. What happens to the wildlife and the persons livelihoods dependent on this body of water, is part of creation’s groaning. At each attempt we see people groaning in fear and remorse. 

These men should be seeking counsel from the Lord, the one who created heaven and earth. As I have said many times, all wisdom comes from Him. The first error, was the massive coverup, as usual. Adam, once again, running from his own deeds and believing our heavenly Father could not see. The one who had created mans eyes, cannot see? The one who had created his ears and heart, cannot hear or understand that it was by his own evil inclinations, we have this disaster? Now they go about trying to solve the problems, void of HIM. 

This is the reason our whole world is in turmoil. Now my only prayer is that something more catastrophic doesn’t happen. I remember the oil fields under Saddam Hussein’s direction, and the fires that ensued. Horribly evil was this man’s heart. inherently evil and murderous, yet mans greed and this deception is all the same in God’s eyes. 

As I read Revelation 18, I am reminded of the smoke and fire and the destruction of Babylon. Merchants and civilians alike, sobbing in the loss of this ‘great city.’  Crying out, “Woe! Woe! O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come!” 

Yet, no one to this day, has any idea, where the United States, places in prophetic accounts, as it doesn’t seem to be mentioned. I’ve always wondered at this. What city(or nation)could this be? I’m praying it is not our own, but the scene is being staged for greater catastrophe. The way out, is to turn to the Lord. 

To look at the two most powerful nations, Britain and the United States, we can see how blessed they have been, yet how the Lord speaks of the dispersion of the ten lost tribes, the inherent blessings they received, and judgement for the lack of gratefulness to His obvious blessings. As I’ve  pointed out many times, all prophecy has its beginnings and endings with the nation of Israel  and the manner in which she is treated. 

I would suggest to you that it would be prudent to understand, who you may be first.Watching the migration of the ten tribes and the promises attached to Israel, would indicate its importance to your own life. How would one know if they have descended from one of these tribes? This should put an end to any animosity you may have toward Israel. 

Next it would be imperative that you understand, all the blessings and curses involved with the treatment of God’s chosen people. He didn’t make this conditional. God Himself grew weary with her unfaithfulness and laid a heavy judgment upon her. Yet, you may indeed be part of this dispersion. Now as you read the judgment toward the nations who exhibit hatred for Israel and her people, this would imply we are headed toward, perilous events. A nation who had always embraced this nation is slowly turning, and in this you will also see the Lord turning, against those who cast her aside. 

The poem written by Rudyard Kipling speaks of this. It is extremely prophetic and it is worth contemplating in these days. Lest we forget, the biblical account of all who turned a cold heart toward the Lord and His people. 

http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Poetry/Anthology/Kipling/Recessional.htm 

It is going to play out as the Lord has ordained, however, you have the personal choice. To be blessed or cursed. The Lord said, “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him!” 

Every time I’ve read this scripture, I have thought of a loving Father, playing the game, ‘guess the correct hand.’ Which, when chosen correctly, holds a special treasure for His child. The difference in this word, is that this isn’t a game, and our loving Father even tells us which hand to choose! He tells us what incredible blessings are in store for us when we choose correctly, and yet some people still choose, death. It is extremely sad when the instructions are clear and concise, that some will turn away. 

Our Father has made it simple to understand, lest we claim ignorance. He’s told us that “my laws have been written upon mans hearts, so the we are without excuse.” 

So knowing this, “Choose this day, whom you shall serve, as for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)