I'm overwhelmed with the state of our nation.
I don't have much knowlege about political
and world events.
I have never been a historian
I admire those who are, but history bores me.
I said all of that to say this,
I need to "know."
I hate the news. I don't trust the media.
I don't like our choices for the presidency
anymore than I liked the choices 4 and 8 years ago.
If that offends you, I'm sorry.
I am doing a Bible Study, Without Rival by Lisa Bevere.
In her book she talks about rivalry
and comparison and competition.
She talks particularly about how comparison is destructive
within the body of believers.
She shares something that pricked my attention
as it pertains to the state of our country.
Decades ago a book was written that suggested that the end of the world as we know it would be brought about by wide-spread alienation. It theorized that the time would come when the world would be divided into two opposing camps or trains of thought. When this climate of widespread division existed, then it would be no small thing to incite opposing factions into attacking one another until we experienced a full-blown apocalypse.
So being the ADHD teacher/thinker that I am,
"Will there be another Civil War in the USA?"
My mind was all over the place and I declare
I went from article to article more confused than ever.
John Paul Jackson, a prophet, not by his own proclamation,
wrote a vision he entitled,
The Perfect Storm.
He passed away a short time ago,
but he's a godly man that I followed and believed in.
He saw the United States as divided against itself
and he said that some would try to make it about
race, but it would not be.
He never called himself a prophet.
He didn't "predict" as some would call it.
Instead, he shared his dreams and visions.
Some will scoff at my search among today's Christian teachers.
Although, I trust very few,
I have actually been reading his writings for several years
and find there to be truth in his teachings.
I don't know what these ramblings are all about.
I don't really fear what might be.
I just don't know if we are not experiencing
some of the birth pangs that Jesus talked about
in Matthew 23 and 24.
What are your feelings?
In a crazy, changing world,
I'm glad I know WHOSE I am.