Friday, May 22, 2015

The Great Delusion and the Simple Answer






"In those days...every man did what was right in his own eyes." Judges 17:6


It's a sad day when a country's leader lives in a state of delusion doing what is right in his or her own eyes.  Even worse when multitudes still hang on every word he or she says.  Incredible.


"For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie." 2 Thessalonians 2:11


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It seems as if every single day I awaken to something new and even more ridiculous coming out of the talking heads in Washington.  Am I stuck in some type of horrific nightmare?  If so, I'm ready to wake up now.

Gone is any sense of reason.

I am a cop's wife and a cop's mom.  I understand the life of the badge - these folks making decisions at the flick of a pen obviously do not.

Today, just days after a young police officer was gunned down by a thug on the street; taken away from her husband, two young step-children and brand new baby, our leader is now calling for police uniforms to have a "softer look".   See story here: http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/05/21/barack-obama-wants-police-officers-have-softer-looking-uniforms

Would someone please explain this to her husband and baby girl who will never know her?  Explain how a softer looking uniform would have stopped a bullet penetrating her body.  How it would have brought her home.  Please just explain the reasoning behind these hollow words.  Hello?  Anyone?  Anyone?

The more we tie the hands...the more it binds.  Perhaps this is the plan.  Perhaps.



“Difficult Times Will Come”

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
 

Let's talk about crime and those who commit criminal acts.  Let's talk about folks whose hearts are so hardened and dark that they will stop at nothing to destroy, mame and kill.

Let's mention the fact that without authority - God-ordained authority, this world would be utter chaos.  Can you imagine a city with no police...no-one to keep in check those who are hell bent on doing evil?

Try imagining what it would be like to defend your property and your family every minute of the day and night from those with no conscience.

Or, in regard to today's constant assaults (physically, mentally, emotionally and federally) on our officers, imagine our police forces across the nation, stripped down to just a radio and a ticket book.  How would they stop the intruder in your home?  How would they deter the active shooter in the shopping mall?  How would they...

Thankfully, understanding their determination, calling and grit, they would still try.




YET...

Even as I shake my head in disbelief.

Sigh at the foolishness of man.

Look to my children and grandchildren's future with a hint of despair.

I . AM . NOT . ROCKED.

I have a Strong Fortress...a Mighty Warrior...a Constant Refuge.  He is not shaken by these turn of events.  He does not wring His hands or fret over evil.

This comes as no surprise to Him.

The Bible says "the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming."  Psalm 37:13

Men may plot and plan their evil deeds and promote their own agendas, but it is Almighty God who gives them their very next breath, and can collect it at a moments notice.  


SO...

Officers keep your heads up.  Fight it another day, but even so, you need the Lord's strength to conquer the evil. 

You are not invincible, but are called.

Do not rely on a last minute confession to God - you need Him every hour.

As Jesus said, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell." 

HE . IS. YOUR. LIFELINE. 

He can overcome every demon...every PTSD moment...every evil that haunts you.  

He is your spiritual weapon that no force can prevail against.  In this life you will have trouble, but take heed, He is with you no matter what you are up against.


Yes, this world is going crazy and it is part of the plan, but what's coming on the flip-side is something worth fighting for - for those who love and know the Lord Jesus. 

The simple answer to all this madness?  Keep your head in the game, your heart and body fully armored up, your soul secure, and your eye on the skies.  He's coming back soon to straighten this all out!

Blessings,
Kristi







2 comments:

  1. Thank you Kristi! This is a fitly spoken word. I needed to hear it. My heart breaks when I see what is happening and I needed to be reminded NOTHING can or will happen that hasn't been been already taken into account by our Lord and all- ALL! - will be redeemed and made right again.
    Many blessings to you & yours.
    Anna Scantlan

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    1. Thanks, Anna. We all need to encourage one another...especially with God's promises. Take care and stay the course. :)

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