Devil’s Footprints

Scientists are strange folk! In fact, most don’t even have the faith that we can rely on…faith in GOD. Rather than that, they have faith in science.

If you get sick and you’re in need of a doctor, you might want to consider the fact that mankind has taught doctors with science. So, in essence…you could say that both religion and science are both founded on faith. On average, a student of sciences has been taught 12-16 years of scientific method in order to treat your body and it’s ailments. But, on the opposite end of the spectrum…they’ve only been taught several hours of natural health. Natural remedies are what I turn to in a pinch!

So, an unexplained set of physical laws are what govern a doctors set standard to assess your illnesses. Science, we are told is the most reliable form of knowledge about the world and therefore is based upon testable hypotheses. On the other hand, religion is based upon faith. Science is based upon the assumption that nature is ordered in a rational belief system.

But wait…belief system? You see, nature is nothing but a fiendlishly bit of trickery. Masquerading as ingenious order and rationality that makes science a bit of mockery!

The fact is, we blindly follow a set of determined theories until we find that this is not what we thought them to be. Observations and theories are what scientific tradition is based on. Again, faith in their assumptions.

Deflating egos has been an ongoing issue of mankind’s since the beginning of time. In fact, I believe that time was only constructed for mankind because GOD has no need for it. It’s a construct developed to maintain a set of patterns for matter…etc.

When you’re doing something and someone is trying to hurry you…what do you typically say? “Just a second, please.”

Did you know that at the end of 2016, the folks at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland added an extra second to the year. Why? Because over time, the rotation of the earth slows down. As a result, years get just a tiny bit longer. When scientists track man-made objects launched into space, they must have accuracy down to the millisecond. This is “to make sure our collision avoidance programs are accurate,” according to one scientist.

For most of us, a second gained or lost doesn’t make much of a difference. Yet, according to Scripture, our time and how we use it is very important.

The phrase, “It’s just a matter of time,” is something we are surely bound to hear. I don’t believe in coincidence so to me, everything happens for a reason. There’s nothing left to chance.

I’ve told people in this forum many times that the “feeling” you get in the pit of your stomach when something is happening that goes against your instinct…is not just a feeling but it’s actually The Holy Spirit.

GOD chooses to communicate with us in many ways. The differences are according to the circumstance. The Bible tells us it’s done so through angels, visions, or miraculous events. But, more often than not…GOD speaks through your thoughts. GOD will use ordinary practices such as a parallel event that took place in The Bible, or He will reach out through dramatic means to get your attention. Usually, GOD speaks through what people describe as a “still, small voice”. I’ve said many times that this is The Holy Spirit. By experience, you can learn to recognize GOD’S voice and respond but many people don’t look at these experiences as a common thread of communication. You see, that “still, small voice” will turn into a louder, more discernible voice that you instinctively begin to recognize. But, this only takes place if you are open and learn to determine which voice is authentic among the cacophony of voices clamoring for our attention.

Hearing our Lord’s voice is a mystery for some, in fact it’s becoming obsolete in the world we live today. Do you know His voice? Do you discern His voice above all else?

The world is so loud. So many things are coming at us from all directions. The noise is actually deafening.

DEVIL’S FOOTPRINTS

The Devil’s footprints are everywhere…all around us. He’s made his impression upon the world and sadly people would rather hear his voice rather than GOD’s.

GOD’S voice carries the weight of authority within it, and expresses a spirit of peace, confidence, joy, reasonableness, and goodness.

Sadly, a recent event has the Devil’s footprints all over it!

Accusing our vice President of mental illness-Joy Behar, a co-host of The View on ABC, said… “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” said Behar.

Then…

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman laid into Vice President Mike Pence during a preview of Monday night’s episode of “Celebrity Big Brother,” warning her fellow housemates they’ll be “begging for the days” of President Trump if Pence becomes commander in chief.

“As bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence,” Manigault Newman said on the CBS reality TV program.

“Everybody who’s wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider. We would be begging for the days of Trump back if Pence became president,” she continued.

Manigault Newman, who was a contestant on NBC’s “The Apprentice” with Trump before joining his campaign and eventually becoming communications director of the White House’s Office of Public Liaison, added her dislike for Pence was exacerbated by his “scary” interpretation of Christianity.

“He’s extreme. I’m Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. I’m like, ‘Jesus ain’t say that.’ It’s scary,” she said.

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Vice President Mike Pence, responded with..

“It is just simply wrong for ABC to have television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance,” at an event sponsored by Axios.

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The objective here is to get people to question their faith. Questioning HOW they communicate with Jesus Christ!

That, my friend…has the Devil’s footprints all over it!

SINKING SHIP

Although the religious affiliation of this person is of Catholicism…it’s the point of the story that I am trying to get across.

The world is likened to a “Sinking Ship”…

Imagine there is a Cruise Ship full of people having fun.
The Ship is anchored just off the coast.
You and I are on the beach and can clearly see the ship.  We can hear their laughter and the loud music; we see them eat, kiss, laugh, dance, drink and sunbathing. They believe everything is just perfect as they are completely absorbed into whatever it is that they’re doing.
You and I suddenly notice a huge hurricane approaching from the ocean horizon behind the ship. As we begin to yell, scream and move our arms with all our energy to get their attention to warn them (so that they may save themselves) something strange happens. While 95% of the passengers remain blinded to the approaching threat by their own entertaining activities, the remaining 5% can now hear and see us. They, indeed, clearly understand what we are saying but, for some reason, they become extremely irritated and begin to angrily accuse us of lying. Not only do they refuse to look back at the approaching hurricane even once, but to our surprise they become more and more focused on hating us. With each passing moment their unreasonable anger towards us increases exponentially. And while this continues, this same 5% who was given the grace of having been  informed of what is coming, refuses to both help themselves and, even worse, the remaining 95%.

A few people in the 95% noticed that the other 5% were yelling at someone on the beach, and approached them and asked what was happening, but the 5% would angrily spread lies and call the two good-hearted people on the beach “terrorists” or “dangerous” or “liars”. And so, even the few who could have chosen to save themselves were immediately blocked from knowing the truth – and so just returned to their fun.
But WHY was that 5% so stubborn? Did they maybe feel that our warning was interrupting the comfortable lives and fun experiences they were living? Or were they too terrorized to deal with the mere fact that the ship they so much enjoyed was going to be destroyed, therefore seeing the end of an unforgettable experience of which memory will now be erased by tragedy ? Or were they, instead, the employees of another Cruise Line who infiltrated the company and were paid to accomplish the disastrous damage their hidden and evil superiors cunningly planned all along? And so, after you and I screamed, cried and despaired in vain because that 5% had by now clearly imposed itself as a true active contributor to an easily avoidable tragic disaster, you and I must now run for higher ground and leave the ship behind as our lives are also in danger.

And while you and I might never get to know the reasons behind such unjustifiably evil behavior displayed by that 5%, God DOES Know. He Does because He Knows all things and all minds. He had been following that same ship for two thousand years; each month there were new people coming aboard and being changed by it forever. For two thousand years He had been protecting it from the many dangerous attacks of vile pirate ships as well as from the hundreds of unmercifully wrathful sea storms during those cold and dark nights. But today…today is a different day. That ship must come to its end because He, The Maker of It, has just finished the last touches and details of what shall be our new home: His PERFECT Island. Because of both God’s Newly Finished Masterpiece and the terrifying hurricane approaching, we now must make a choice before it’s too late: do we listen to His Warning, believe it, face it, see it and jump on that unstable but saving raft towards His protected Paradise? Or do we choose to comfortably stay on that ship for that remaining hour before it is reduced to ashes?

God Loves ALL those people on that Cruise because He Made them, Grew them, Sustained them in Love while Knowing their every thought, word, joy, sorrow, laughter, tear and sin from their very conception.

And so many were the tears that were wept from His Eyes during the next 21 days that the ocean levels were raised by 100 feet, causing the ship to be swallowed by the mighty waters. The 95% of His children were screaming in despair: as they could now see the horrific reality found beyond the boundaries of their own colorful illusions, their being was entirely consumed into infinite death by the utmost degree of regret upon realizing the unrepairable mistake of not having left the ship for that one last dance. They were raised in the air and swallowed into the dark clouds where eternal night reigns.

But to the remaining 5% who contributed to the fall of so many misguided and deceived innocent souls God Said: “Because of the unmeasurable pain you caused Me, from this moment onward your flesh shall serve as eternal meals to be devoured by the foul creatures of these poisoned waters. What once were My Tears of pain shall for you be like burning waters forever nurtured by your endless tears of despair. Your souls shall be like trembling fishing bait for hungry jellyfish and your skulls shall be firmly nailed to the bottomless pit of this ocean with the same spears that for so long pierced My Heart. To all this there shall be no end as you will suffer in everlasting death“.

At the screams and curses of His now tormented children, The Rejected Father having no more tears left in His Body, Walked away toward His Town.
Upon approaching the village He Found His entire Family waiting on Him with tears of tremendous joy and love. As He Looked at all His children being united in His Home for the first time, His Heart stopped for an instant as He recalled seeing this image for all Eternity. A new tear started to come out of His Magnificent Eye; this tear was not of sorrow but of uncontainable joy: it was the first of a long series of unceasing tears as He Hugged ALL His children one by one and all together, laughing with immense joy and celebration because He Was now the GOD AMONG THEM.
The eternal festivities were now beginning, but this is another chapter….

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One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene,he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of foot – prints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

FINAL THOUGHTS

It’s never GOD who is not talking to us, but it is us who is not listening to HIM.

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