Chasing Shadows

Everything that I could learn packed into that ball

I just cannot believe my life. It seems that the past 5 years, has been about chasing nothing but shadows. I wondered at the things I was witnessing. Who were these guys? Were they the good guys or the bad guys?

I was so fearful and at times, I thought I knew what was happening, then I would just learn to live with the silliness of it all. I wondered, “Why do I have to notice this stuff? Why can’t I just be like most people and just totally unobservant?” But then again, My son is the one that would see a guy coming out from the side of my house. “Hey mom, what is that guy doing there? He’s got a phone truck with cones set up.

Yep, my son. He notices everything. I wouldn’t dare tell you about the other things he’s seen, or you’d think he’s crazy. One time he came home from school after my brother, he, and I had flown up to Wisconsin, on a trip, and he told me his teacher had asked him, “What’s up with your family?” In response to our family trip. The whole trip was supposed to involve me seeing an attorney, so I thought that was interesting.I mean a teacher, questioning a child in school elementary school?

Shadowy characters, appearing and disappearing. I would see people coming and going from my life, and almost thinking I was operating from a paranoid position.Doing things which made no sense.

At one point I asked a friend, “Who am I?” I felt as if people were watching me with interest. As if I had something they wanted. Well, what was it that I had?

Sure, I had experienced many things, and I had knowledge of a lot. But it seems that the Lord had me on what I would call, “a dry run,” for the last couple years.

In my situation, ignorance really is bliss. While all these people thought I knew what I didn’t know, I was terrified of something completely different, and much less threatening. The Lord certainly has a sense of humor.

Because in that time, He sharpened my sword and He showed me that I am “The head, and not the tail.” I am not to be afraid. If He has called me, then He has equipped me. And He has called me. Because it is His will to make me a voice for the less fortunate.To champion the cause of the meek.

Now I was remembering my experience at the charity Ball, I was at one night,at the beginning of all of this.Since it had so many spiritual signs for me. The name, Discovery was the most significant. I was only at the beginning of the quest for discovery. Yet, most of those hiding their deeds, had already thought I knew, so my favorite scripture applied perfectly. “The wicked flee though no man pursues, yet the righteous are as bold as a lion.”

After leaving the Ball, I had headed on the freeway in the wrong direction. The traffic got stuck and I literally sat on the freeway, all night long. I was in a long formal gown and freezing. I had a little jacket and the woman in the car across from me had a radio. She radioed ahead and found that a truck had jackknifed  across the lanes of traffic, cutting all of us off.

We sat for hours, until we were free. As I talked with her, I asked if I was going the right way. I was staying at my girlfriends house that night, and she said, “no, I was going the wrong direction.”

So, cold, tired and annoyed, at the thought of this whole experience, I had to ask what the spiritual meaning was. I was totally deflated by the time I arrived back to my friends house.As I had shared this with my friend, she told me in all her time living here, nothing like this had ever happened to her in her experience.

Shortly after, I went out on leave from work. I had all kinds of terrible experiences taking place at work and it would be just the beginning of a nightmare experience for me.

But, as I said, this was the dry run. I had come into contact with all kinds of people. I confronted the people and their bullying and started to pull down all the strongholds of lies.

After all of this time, I have realized that my wrong turn on that freeway was a spiritual picture of something much bigger. I had no idea how big.

The Lord placed a roadblock in my way to keep me from continuing in the wrong direction. This is His way of guiding me. “Lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.”

He gave me a covering to keep me warm and someone to keep me posted. It was just enough to let me know He was close by.

Then He released me from the ‘holding pattern,’ in His time. He turned me around. And revealed everything which had been hidden. “And everything which is hidden will be disclosed.”

“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

The Famine

Pray for fertile soil

When the seals are broken you will see each one as  a sign on the earth. Our God is patient and long-suffering with His children.

A great famine will come and all the food shortage will be so great that the price of food will be astronomical. These articles speak of the aquifer’s drying up and our nations think that our resources are eternal. It’s all a product of corruption in nature and mankind.

The volcanic ash has just been spread all over this planet and the last time this happened, this affected crops for years. We must have spiritual eyes to see what God is doing, and go to Him for guidance and direction

Ask Him, what He would have us do in these circumstances. Famine and plague, come together as one. People need to be prepared for what’s about to come upon this earth. God doesn’t bring evil. But He does have a permissive will. We must always keep this in mind. Through the sin of one man, Adam, all of creation was held hostage, so to speak. Jesus, came to break that bondage, but the redemption has to be at His return. All of this will take place at the Father’s appointed time. We cry out for his return, because of the evil we see, and this is why our hearts cry, “Thy kingdom come, They will be done.”But there are many who do not yet know the love of the Father, and this is why He is long-suffering. “He desires that none should perish, but all should come to the knowledge of Him.” So He will allow the evil to break the hearts of men and bring them closer to Him.This is why we cannot serve Him, if we are holding on to anything. You cannot serve two masters. In these days, take nothing with you. He told His disciples to take nothing. Don’t hold onto this world. It is passing away.

Read your bibles. Revelation tells the story and there are great studies for this particular book. You can open any newspaper and see whats happening is being laid out right before yours eyes. It’s not a prophetic genius to tell you that.

My cousin texted me the other day about the volcano, flood in the Middle East, earthquakes, and the meteor in Wisconsin. He mentioned that Nostradamus had said something about this. I said, “forget him. What’s did the Lord tell you about all this? “And when you see all these things beginning to happen, Look up! Your redemption draws near!”

I have to put things in the simplest terms for him. But that’s just my point, even he, is beginning to see that things are not, as they’ve always been. And they most certainly will not go back to the way they were before.

When the Lord said, this earth will go through the pains as if a woman in labor, well, most men, just simply cannot relate to that. But let me tell you, a woman, once in labor, cannot make the child go back into the birth channel. Cannot make the contractions stop, once they’ve started. Cannot make them less severe.Any of the gurus, or talk show host’s telling you everything is “peace and love, are just plain ‘full of it’. The apostle Paul even spoke of people like this as he said the Lord will come like a thief in the night “while people are saying peace and safety, destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman.” (1Thess.5:3)

 They become more and more intense, and for a very specific and glorious purpose! Just as this earth is going through its own earth pains and patiently awaits the redemption by our Saviour! We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly, as we await eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. (Romans 8:22)

Keep your eyes on the Shepherd. He watches over His flock. When the sheep watch the shepherd they watch nothing else. They are basically dumb animals and will stumble off the side of a cliff if they do not have a guide. But the interesting thing is that if there are wolves surrounding the pack of sheep and the shepherd is carefully keeping watch over his flock,  the sheep will not watch the wolves, they will listen to the voice of the shepherd and they will follow him only. They are comforted by his voice and they do not fear the wolves. We are to look only to our Good Shepherd and not at the wolves in this world. Satan and his minions have no power over us. They roam to and fro, but our Lord has overcome this world.

  “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want, He makes me to lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside the still waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff they comfort me. (Psalm 23:1-4)

So, you see, we must be comforted by the Word of God. Not terrified. We must be comforted by the Lord and not seek solace in the World, but the Word. There is not other but Him and this is the whole purpose and plan for the outpouring of His this final judgment, is to allow the fullness of His love and redemption to unfold. The hardness of men’s hearts is already apparent when you turn on the news.

In the end what has happened is our society has poked Gods eye and turned their back on Him. In Romans 1:18-32 This details what has happened to mankind and what the Lord’s plan is for us as a result. However, He speaks that we are “without excuse, since He’s made His presence known since the beginning, by revealing Himself, His divine qualities, his eternal power, so when we stand before Him we cannot say it wasn’t plain to us.”v19 Then it goes on to say that “they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped created things rather than God. And because of this, God turned them over, to shameful lusts. v.25

Basically, this is what we do as parents with our own children, if they continue to rebel at an age of accountability. When they’re on their own, we turn them over.  We have no choice But to allow them to go their own way This is the basic, prodigal son/daughter. As much as it hurts us, there’s nothing we can do. We watch them and pray for their return and their safety, and it hurts. This is the heart of our Father. And now you may have an understanding of the Revelation and the outpouring of the final judgments on the earth. It was our own desires to turn from His love. Just as it was Lucifer’s desire to rebel and take a third of the angels. That final war is against God’s kingdom and he’s trying to take the Lord’s children with him.

Our Father is trying to restore you to your rightful place in His arms. If you are the prodigal child, He’s still waiting with opened arms for your return.(Luke 15:11)