Well here we are at the end of October. It’s the time of year for autumn leaves, apple cider, pumpkins, harvest themes, chilly air (depending where you are), Indian corn (can I still call it that?) — and Halloween. Candy, costumes, The Great Pumpkin, and Haunted Houses. I haven’t been to one this year, but I’m honestly not sure any of them can hold a spooky candle to what’s actually going on in the world.
If you still watch network news, it’s disturbing. If you follow independent news sources, it’s downright scary. Floods, fires, fireballs from space, strange lights in the sky, five feet of hail, Black plague, Ebola, earthquakes and volcanoes, solar flares, Nature seemingly gone haywire.
Government conspiracies, nuclear war, mass shootings, FEMA camps, reports of people disappearing and sudden, suspicious deaths. Poison chemicals being sprayed into the air, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology, attempts to abolish gender distinctions and even blur the lines between man and machine, genetic manipulation, pedophile rings and human trafficking.
How far down the rabbit hole shall we go? Aliens in the gov’t, reptilian races living underground, Illuminati agendas, Atlantis buried in Antarctica–or maybe God imprisoned the Fallen Ones there before the Great Flood, Black Goo, the possible return of the Nephilim (did they ever leave?), RFID and the mark of the Beast, The End Times, and a world that seems to have lost it’s collective mind, clinging to and proclaiming a seemingly infinite variety worldviews and scenarios that are a hodgepodge of literal or metaphorical interpretations of virtually every ancient writing that’s known.
Wait…where are you going? We haven’t finished the tour, you haven’t seen the really scary stuff yet!
That’s okay, I understand. It’s all too much, really. Even if you have a firm foundation, it can start your head spinning like a top, and leave you questioning whether anything you thought you knew was real. If you’re not careful, you can end up like Jim Carrey, telling people “we’re all just tetrahedrons floating around”, and none of us really exist. Which, I suppose, is one way to deal with it, if you’re rich enough that you don’t actually have to. It seems ironic to me that so many seek comfort and meaning in a myriad of theories which allow for almost any interpretation of reality and negate the idea of actual standards, or real things that actually are what they are, much less a benevolent, intelligent, and loving Creator who would naturally expect us to acknowledge those things and standards, and the evident power, love, and wisdom of the one who made everything according to those standards.
If you believe in Jesus Christ, you may be told that he’s one of the aliens who have tried to enlighten us, or he’s one of the few ascended masters who have achieved “true enlightenment” and Christ Consciousness. There are even those who say Jesus was deluded and mind-controlled by the evil demiurge Elohim, who desires to keep us all trapped like rats in a matrix illusion through religious dogmas, which is the line Lucifer hands to his top elites in the religious system that bears his name (Luciferianism). If you refuse these ideas, you may be called bigoted, narrow minded, deluded, programmed or otherwise derided.
What to do?
First, “Do not go gently into that good night. Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.” Don’t give in to the idea that the exposing of many deceptions means that all is deception. How can you be rescued from drowning if you believe the rescuing ship is a mirage? Will you avoid quicksand by refusing to believe there’s such a thing as solid ground?
Second, if you genuinely want to know who and what Jesus really is, just ask him. If you’ve met him already, you know this is possible. If you haven’t, and if you’re willing to grant me any credibility, trust me when I tell you he will respond to any honest question from a sincere heart. What have you got to lose? If he’s not alive, he won’t answer. If he is alive, as millions who’ve met him can attest, you will meet the One for whom nothing is impossible. Expect an answer!
Third, “Fear not”. This simple command occurs 365 times in the Bible, along with many exhortations to “be strong, and very courageous”. What are we not to fear? We are not to fear anything that mortal men can do. We are not to fear the world. We are not to fear disasters, plagues, or pestilence. We are not to fear armies, or weapons of war. We are not to fear persecution, disdain or ridicule. We are not to fear Satan or demons or any angels, good or bad ones. We are not to fear Nephilim giants (yep, that’s in there too). We are to fear no evil. We are not to fear life, nor death, nor angels, nor demons, nor principalities, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor things present, nor things to come, nor anything else in all creation.
Why? Because Jesus Christ is the first and the last. He said all power in heaven and earth belongs to him. All things, ALL things, were made by him, and for him, both visible and invisible, in heaven, earth, the sea, and under the earth. His name is above every name that is named, in this age, and the age to come. He is before all things, and in him we live, and move, and have our being.
And He loves you.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
New International Version (NIV)
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