My heart bleeds with tears; What I see Is what is making it bleed; I cannot believe my own eyes; How does a human being Snuff life out of a fellow human being So brutally like an animal Slaughtered on a slab? Who can stand the stench That fills the air, And so totally pollutes it? Decaying human bodies Litter the whole place; Fruit of tbe darkened hearts Of misguided, evil-possessed souls of some mortals; Sorrow flows in my veins. I pray God to put an end To these barbaric acts of inhumanity. Let this smelling evil stop. And let my heart bled no more.
My windows were wide
open, but tears resonating from the house next door hampered the refreshing molecules. I wondered…
what kind of man makes a wife cry? The sobbing was an every night occurrence. He
arrived home again and again, in the wee hours. She told me he worked late, but
I doubted it.
He opened the door
and kissed the kids goodnight while they stood at the mirror, brushing their
teeth. Without a kiss for her, he told his wife he was going out back to work
in the shop. “It relaxes me after a hard day’s work,” he claimed. She made
dinner, so he grabbed the plate of food and headed to his hideout. The pain
sharpened as a dagger twisted, once again, by his careless appearance. The back
door slammed again and silence.
He locked himself away
safely in the shed and pulled out a knife to snap off the top of a bottle
buried in the chest. Whittling his world away, he hid his sorrows in the bottom
of a longneck bottle. His state of mind included carving the names of his exes
in the bottom of his soles so he could save himself from sin. Several hours
later, he staggered to bed and slammed the door shut again. So, the screaming
begun behind the blinds. It’s a horrible life for a wife to witness and endure,
and only God could save the innocent from the terror of his conscience.
What kind of
Christian man puts his family on a bus Sunday morning and stumbles to the shed
for his own benediction? He opened another bottle for his personal communion. As
he stared at the ground, he chuckled at the buried empties; meanwhile, a poor twenty-something
mother of three, put on a face and filed into the aisle of a sanctuary. She has
no money for the offering plate and seeks only the strength to make it home.
I ask God in
heaven for His mercy. My heart is wrenched by a man named Christian who carves
his past in the bottom of his boots. His days are numbered… he will soon
discover if God doesn’t show His wrath first, then the bottle will. His wife bears
a name she hates so much, and her three little ones will have to endure the
legacy of their father’s misfortune. Are there prayers in heaven for a man who
calls himself Christian? I wonder…
The day will come
when the blood he bled will be no more. Three little children will have to fend
for themselves while their mother struggles to support their mere existence. Her
sacrifice is to put on an apron and do her best every single day. The kids now sit
on the porch and carve their past into the treads of their own little world. I
watch and pray God will bless this mess – the man called Christian, now left beneath
his unmarked tombstone. A coward at best, he carved his memory into his
children, and his reputation branded them for life.
I have changed the
names in this story. I ask God, in the name of Jesus, to save this family. God
bless the innocent, abused wife who slaves her life away and waits for Christ’s
return. She prays for the forgiveness of the hatred boiling inside her for a
man she thought she knew named Christian.
Allow me to ask
you Christian women and men, does this resonate in your heart? Or does it
familiar? Please use these verses to enlighten your soul and know you are not
“Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” Colossians 3:19
“A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence” Proverbs 13:2
“Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways.” Proverbs 3:31
“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.” Romans 12:19
“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught” Proverbs 3:24-26
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound” Isaiah 61:1
As the sun glistened
in the sky, so shall God’s love and mercy radiate below the heavens. The waters
receded reflecting the beginning of life. The elegance of the ocean’s beauty permeated
in every ripple and sparkled like diamonds. Marine life emerged, slowly
inhabiting the pristine bodies of the sea. The earth turned green from the growth
of new sprouts. Creatures with feathers perched atop cliffs and took their first
flight in the morning breeze. Beasts of the earth moved along the ground
frolicking and seeking food. God was pleased He created a perfect balance to the
sea and land.
It is here the three will meet…
decided it was time to create His own image and let him enjoy the fruits of His
imagination. Man, the most sophisticated species, roamed the land and learned
to hunt above and below the earth’s surface. But, our Creator realized man
needed a complement, so he didn’t have to live alone. He made a correction to
the plan and gave the man a submissive woman to love, adore, and honor. She was
a goddess from heaven, where all human life evolved, and a rib created her.
They cultivated the earth with the enjoyment of love, bringing gifts to God.
What a masterfully crafted world designed by an architect far beyond our scope
It is here the three will meet…
Then suddenly, out
of the blue, cumulus clouds mounted, and storms roared destruction to His
creation. Evil evolved, and lightning tried to conquer the earth. God was
furious Satan, a fallen angel of all people, found pleasure in the flames of
wickedness. So, Noah built an ark to help Him wash away the sin of the world, but
to no avail. Evil came back with a vengeance. This time, God sent Moses with
scripted laws in stone which gave guidelines for mankind to live by, but still,
immorality existed. Now distraught, God insisted on filling the world with love,
so He divinely created an offspring in His own image. This child would attempt
to right the wrong in people.
There the three will meet…
now lies upon the edges of the origin of the earth. God vowed His son shall
return and destroy all persisting evil. If you lay claim to worldly idols, be
prepared… you won’t have them much longer. Death and destruction are in the
forecast. God will eliminate sin with the same scorching flames evil derived from
when Satan arrived on earth.
So, I shall run to
meet Him, at His point of origin – the beginning of life. Like all sinners, I too
will bear the heartaches of hell on the incoming tide. God will scold for poor
choices, yet many will still choose the path of least resistance. Behold your
breath, for the undertaking of God words, shall not be minced in heaven. I will
stand with all of humanity, when the firestorm commences, praying our Father will
save those who asked for forgiveness.
I beacon all
believers to join me. Let us gather, in good faith, and bring love to the beach
where Christ will come calling once again.
For there the three will meet – the Father, the Son, and… will you be joining me too in the celebration? ~~www.danabicksauthor.com~~
It is too unfair, Embarrassing, Annoying, Worrisome And sad To accuse someone Of a crime The person has not committed; It is even worse To condemn An innocent person Especially When you know The person is innocent; And sadly this happens Ever so often; Criminals are free; Swaggering on the streets Throwing and enjoying parties; Lavishing ill- gotten money, While innocent ones Yawn and gnash their teeth Behind bars. What an unjust world! What a cruel world! Where many hearts have Been hardened, Wickedness galore; Selfkess love, The most needed commodity Rare to come by. If you condem an innocent one, Do you ever think How it would look like If such an innocent victim Were you? This old adage is as good Today as it was yesterday: Do unto others As you like others To do unto you. If I write about this Or talk about this, It is to move us all To see the wickedness In false accusations; False condemnation; Making innocent people suffer In place of guilty ones. I want to inspire you To put love and justice At the fore of all Your actions So that we can make This world An excellent place For all of us to enjoy. Are you inspired?
Today is the day to exploit my messages from God. I think it is important to summarize and discuss the last three week’s blogs – The Stars Are Lining Up, The Ides of Suspicion, and What If Christ Came to Rule the White House. Every single person, most of all Americans, need to understand these words because readers may have missed the point. My thoughts are strong on the severe condition of this world and the End Times nearing, so I must expand upon my words of hope and faith.
It doesn’t take a scholar to read the Book of Revelations and comprehend the forecasts within it are Bible predictions. History does and will repeat itself again. I began this mini-series with the Ides of Suspicion because Julius Caesar laid the groundwork for the first-ever democratic nation. He thought it was the only fair way to protect the middle and lower-class people. A coup of his envious and stubborn Roman senators, however, killed him. Their belief was a dictatorship could financially harm them and give Caesar too much power over the Roman empire. Why is Caesar’s death important to the United States? Our country, also was established on democracy. We have the freedom to elect our own President and practice social equality. But, today, we are witnessing a shift of events, repeating history. Our government and its citizens are in conflict. Senators are stubborn and deeply rooted in ungodly practices. Many Americans turn their back on the Declaration of Independence, religion, and the symbols which formed this great nation. It is a sure sign America will not be long before it implodes for this country was based on Christianity – not atheism or agnosticism. A civil war, just as the Roman empire suffered after Caesar’s death, cannot be denied as a future event by US citizens.
My blog, The Stars Are Lining Up, addresses bible prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. The breaking of the seven seals (Revelations 6-8) possibly marks our beginning era of the Great Tribulation. Countries, including the US, are seeing a significant increase in war, natural disasters, economic troubles, starvation, and genocide. The Laws of God are severely broken, and it marks the beginning of the end for mankind. As I mentioned earlier, history repeats itself through the Bible. Our Lord is merciful and loving but is also vengeful and fierce when we do not live and abide in His word. Do you remember the story of the Canaanites in the Old Testament? God ordered the Israelites to “save alive nothing that breathes” in Canaan because of their filthy life. They worshipped other gods and practiced sexual inappropriateness; they sacrificed children and boasted of their evil practices. God obliterated a whole nation for their failure to heed His words. As we study this story, one must ask, could God be sending us an angry message today? Forest fires are wiping out entire towns, earthquakes are causing mass destruction, and tidal waves and record-breaking rainfalls are obliterating whole towns. How many more signs of His fury can we see around us?
WHAT ABOUT THE UNITED STATES?
Let’s visit the most powerful nation on earth and founded on Christian morals and the Bible. I’m sure many do not believe this to be true, but again, Satan works wonders in a foolish mind. I wrote the blog, What If Christ Came to Rule the White House because it is time for US citizens to realize their life, as they know it, is walking a fine line. Our government is in turmoil, just as the days of Julius Caesar. Laws pass approving abortion, talks of socialism is an everyday discussion, and our highest officials practice shady dealings. US citizens lack respect for the leader of our country, dwelling only on past indiscretions. Even the voting system is faulty. All countries have corruption, but our founding fathers built the United States to be a leader of the world. Today, it hopelessly flounders in front of our future generations because of greed, lack of belief in God, and poor morals. What does it take for people to see without God, there is no existence?
they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for
of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 2 Peter 2:19
Roman Empire was once the greatest and most influential nation in the world.
Its demise was the corruption because man was not created to rule himself; only
by the word of God. History, once again, is staring down the neck of the United
States. Our country, the most powerful and barbaric on earth, is about to have
a close encounter with God, our Maker. Lucifer has lounged here for thousands
of years, in the lap of luxury, but not much longer.
upon a time, God placed His only son, Jesus Christ, on earth to teach the truth
of His kingdom and to save lost mankind. But, in this cruel world, even Jesus
was a hunted man. When Augustus Caesar took over Rome, he knew a Savior was
coming, and he elected the Three Wisemen to go find this great Messiah. He even
placed a tax levy to force the pregnant mother, Mary, to come forward. But, God
intervened and redirected Joseph to take Mary, and the baby Jesus, to the only
country which Rome did not rule – Egypt. The lesson to learn is God always
protects the innocent from harm. He is the great Overseer of our nations,
governments, and life; His son, Jesus, was crucified to save our sins.
God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the
world through him. (John 3:17)
as God sees His beloved people failing to flourish, once again, He will gather
His army into battle for one last time. Christians, this is a war we can win
with faith and prayer! As God takes His fury out on the corrupt nations of this
world, He promises to protect His anointed children – it requires the belief in
Him. Live by the Laws of God and turn away from evil. Fight for God’s word
because even in the face of death, we will be winners.
As for those who are not believers, Christians will pray for your salvation because – weren’t we warned?
Bible references Christ’s return to earth, and there’s little doubt it won’t
happen soon. God will conquer Satan and his sin-filled world right at his own doorstep.
The Great Tribulation will expose the Antichrist, led by Satan, who will form
armies to slaughter the Jews in Jerusalem. Jesus and His saints will descend
from heaven to conquer the world’s evil. (Rev 19: 11-16) We should all be
familiar with the story.
what about Christians who swore their allegiance to a country not conceived in
Christ’s time? When the Rapture occurs, it isn’t just the Mediterranean nations
of the Bible any more, but another half of the world too. Scholars wrote the
Book of Revelations two thousand years ago. I’m sure they didn’t have a clue
the United States laid on the bottom side of their flat-world map… or did they?
You must remember these intellectuals were certain the dimensions of Satan’s hell
was under their world! They probably weren’t too far off their coordinates.
discuss this – what if Christ came to rule the White House? He certainly would
be at home fighting Satan on his own turf. But, today, hundreds of repertoires exists
relating to His presence here a long time ago. For example, before Christopher
Columbus passed, he wrote “The Book of Prophecies.” It contained
biblical revelations considered medieval notions, but in fact, it solidifies most
of today’s world events. Columbus, along with missionaries, were the first people
to promote the spread of Christianity throughout the New World. He brought God
to our land.
the 1600s, the Protestant Reformation started the division of Protestants from
the Roman Catholic Church. The newly formed Protestants came to the US, with bibles
in tow, and handed them out to ordinary people. It would unite this country. (Pocahontas
was their first convert. She was baptized to marry John Rolfe.) However, an
interesting fact is the Catholics also broke away from the Roman Catholic
Church about the same time, and they headed to South America. But, do you know
what they didn’t carry with them? Bibles! Unlike North America, this nation
wasn’t built to be united under God, and the evidence stands before us today.
first United States Chief Justice John Jay wrote a letter in 1816 to Rep. John
certainly is very desirable that a pacific disposition should prevail among all
nations. The most effectual way of producing it is by extending the prevalence
and influence of the gospel. Real Christians will abstain from violating the
rights of others, and therefore will not provoke war. Almost all nations have
peace or war at the will and pleasure of rulers whom they do not elect, and who
are not always wise or virtuous. Providence has given to our people the choice
of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our
Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
is two hundred years later, and you must ask yourself, what in the world did he
know that we don’t? The Bible and Christianity were and still remains the main
staple of our nation’s roots. If you think not, explain the plaque hanging on
the state dining room fireplace in the White House reading:
“I pray Heaven to Bestow the
Best of Blessings on THIS HOUSE and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May
none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under this Roof.”
was written by President John Adams. What blasphemy and a mockery American
citizens became to the White House! The US deviates from every Law of God while
they form cults, atheism, and corruption; both amongst its citizens and the
government. It is interesting, though, how history repeats itself. Rome, 45
B.C., and Julius Caesar became a dictator known as the Father of his Country.
He introduced the basics of democracy to his land by reforming the Senate and
local government. His increasing power amongst Rome’s lower- and middle-class people
made him very popular, but upheaval from angry politicians was his ultimate
demise and the end of the Roman Republic. Rome’s implosion resulted from envy,
angst, and hatred of authoritarian rule from the Senators who ran the country.
Doesn’t this sound familiar? This is the same path the United States is walking
me go back to my original question – what if Christ came tomorrow to rule the
White House? Be prepared, for nothing is
impossible in the hands of our Lord! Our military and political leaders are
divided as the Book of Revelations is playing out, right now, on our turf. When
Christ returns, it will not matter what nation you live in nor your religious
affiliation. One thing is for sure, America will seek the wrath of God,
and it’s cause for concern!
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority
except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been
established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is
rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring
judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but
for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in
authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in
authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for
rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of
wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. (Romans 13:1-4)
thought we’d live long enough to see baby genocide, but it’s right here in the
United States. Where are the morals of people? Do you think God will not come
back to save His children from such horrific acts of crime? Murder is an
offense against the sanctity of life, and this is His words about such an action:
Forecasters and philosophers alike try to predict the end of time; however, no one has the power to do this except God. Maybe, instead, they should study the Book of Revelations a little more and stop falsely misleading the public. Christians, of all colors and creed, congregate trying to protect the essence of their spirit and soul. Our churches burn down, and laws forbid us to display publicly, the religion this country was founded on many years ago. Quite frankly, Americans do not differ from the uncivilized nations abroad.
It is my opinion the Antichrists of this country shall reap no more. In the eleventh hour God will send in His reinforcements to protect His children from Satan’s wrath. Perhaps, He will start in the White House, who knows? How much longer will it take for America to recognize the onslaught of their future? Not too much longer… our Savior is coming, praise the Lord!
I awoke with a monumental feeling God is communicating with me, revealing His plans for this world. It is time to prepare for a significant force which controls the universe. God is coming to rule the earth once more. My heart beats an unsynchronized rhythm as the Lord drives a wedge between this reality and His forthcoming Judgment Day. I shudder at the thought of Christ ruling over the genocide of this world. Obliviated is the only word I can use to describe it. Christ will turn a deaf ear as He decides who lives on, and who does not, in heaven. For those who passed on before His coming, let us pray they asked forgiveness and repented of their sins according to the Laws of God, so they may have eternal salvation.
Christ died on the cross for our sins. As is written in the Bible, unbelievers
will not be saved and those who claim to know God, yet they withdraw and live
an unholy lifestyle.
claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable,
disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.” (NIV)
Many sins pointed out in the Bible need repentance, but the list below is those the most abominable to the Lord. Do you fit into any of these iniquities? If so, it is time to drop to your knees and pray for forgiveness; live the rest of your life through His Word.
One nation under God is comparable to buying a new
car for $99 down and $99 a month. Impossible, and false advertising at best. A
nation under God would pray and worship together, study and stay in God’s word;
it lives in prayer keeping God first. Today we face murder, rape, theft, abortions,
worshipping false gods, agnostics, and atheists running rampant. This lack of
respect for our Almighty God will be the first obliterated when Christ calls
again unless mankind changes now. Satan’s followers will not be allowed through
heaven’s gates. No, this is not my opinion, but a fact!
replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they
are born again.’”
the signs of the end times, according to the Bible?
Mankind will be lovers of
pleasure more than God.
This includes partying, unfit television viewing, spending more time socializing
versus studying the Word, reading lustful books, gambling, drunkenness,
listening to secular music, obsessing over the internet. Fifty years ago,
worldly entertainment did not exist, and people lived a simpler life. Today,
lovers of pleasure are all around us.
Mankind will be covetous. Most people today seek worldly
riches, with money and material possessions their top priority in life. But, we
have those who lust at pornography, strip clubs, and even other spouses. Women flaunt
seductive clothing publicly with little to the imagination. We clamor for the
latest and greatest money can buy or to keep up with the Joneses.
Children will be disobedient to
their parents. Today’s
generation of children has little respect for parents. They participate in
gangs, join riots and protests, bully others, and create drama and chaos in the
family home. Society teaches them there is no God, so morals and values are
Mankind will be unthankful. We’re conditioned by the world
to take life for granted and not be thankful for our blessings. Ungratefulness
runs rampant today.
Mankind will be unholy. Many are far less holy and
humble today. Some even believe we need not keep the ten commandments anymore,
just as long as we “believe” in Jesus. They turn the grace of God
into a license to sin. Churches are social places, theaters, and concerts,
rather than holy places of worship. Little effort, today, is made to turn away
from sin and live a holy life for God. Yes, unholiness overruns the earth today.
Mankind will display a lack of natural
and lesbians become the accepted norm, and what is scarier, some even take higher
positions within our churches. The book of Corinthians condemns these actions.
Does this sound familiar?
Mankind will despise doers of
good. In today’s
age, people dislike the correction of their sins. They rebuke with “you are
judging me.” If someone is seen as a holy person, they are snubbed, criticized,
and labeled as a weirdo or goody-two-shoes.
Mankind will be lovers of
This is the ME generations. What looks best on me? How can this make me look more
prosperous, smarter, or better qualified? How many toes do I need to step on to
get what I want? Who cares how many people are starving on the streets – I come
first! Need and greed stand before serving God and His people.
Christians do not live the faith
they proclaim. Many
are hypocrites, never turning away from their sin. Most love the world more
than they love God.
as the wrath of God swarms… it’s almost time for the change of command. You mark
my words, Christ is coming to take over His world; be it in my lifetime or
yours, it won’t be long now. The stars are lining up, and a remarkable event of
unexpected consequence is about to take place. Christ will meet Satan at his
doorstep, better known as earth.
I pray you may recognize the sins mentioned in this blog and ask for forgiveness today. Turn your actions into something productive and serve God and his people with compassion and love before it’s too late. Seek the word of God’s truth so you, too, may greet your loved ones and Jesus at heaven’s gates.
the pond, a familiar Aesop tale sends a very succinct message. A little shepherd
boy stood guarding sheep at the foothills. It bored him waiting for a wolf to chase
the flocks. He thought it more entertaining to watch the villagers run to his
imposing calamity as he cried out, “Wolf!
Wolf! A wolf is chasing my sheep!” But, there was no wolf, nor an emergency.
The second occasion he fooled them, he became known as a nuisance, and the angry
men told him “Save your frightened
song for when there is really something wrong!” As fate dictated, a wolf
later appeared, and when he screamed for help, the village did not pay
attention. The moral of the story is no one believes a liar, even when he tells
the truth. How often is humanity shrouded in dishonesty? It’s one of life’s
most painful experiences.
the Last Supper, Jesus became troubled and overcome by grief. He announced, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you
shall betray me… to the chief priests and elders, in order to be put to death.”
The disciples looked at him in great astonishment wondering who would betray Jesus’s
loyalty and honor. The Gospel of Mark gives no motive for Judas’s betrayal, only
that he committed the disloyalty in exchange for thirty pieces of silver. But
when he learned Jesus was to be crucified, he attempted to return the money; the
Romans denied the coins and Judas committed suicide by hanging. In this
biblical story, Jesus understood Satan overcame Judas. Isn’t this a common
trait of evil and unholiness – lying, deception, and betrayal?
are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He
was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because
there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own
resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
As human beings, we usually want to believe the best in others, but generally, this is not the situation. For liars, it turns into a scary second nature. Their behavior provides comfort and an escape from discomfort and boredom, just as the little boy crying “wolf.” If public figures are caught lying, a scandal erupts, but what if children lie to their parents? Children have a fear of being scolded and punished for their mischiefs. It is easier for them to take refuge in their lies rather than tackling a problem head-on. But, many parents accept their behavior without giving a consequence, and the fibs grow into more significant issues. Then we hear the horror stories of spouses lying to each other too. The innocent person tries to make excuses for the other’s actions, and a dysfunctional whirlwind creates a less-than-honest marriage.
Oddly enough, these dramatic lessons can be traced all the way back to Jesus’s time. In the restitution of life, there comes a time when we have little choice but to give it to God. Be it a child, spouse, or Judas’s betrayal, stretching the truth will haunt you for the rest of your life. Crying wolf, without due cause, finds you at the mercy of God and the wolves, “for you reap what you sow.”
My dad was a tough, wise man who quoted, “There are no exceptions to experience. You have to go through it to understand.” He’s right! It is awful to be deceived, but we can learn from the mistake and move forward knowing God is in our heart to ease the pain. We need to sharpen our wisdom tactics and pray for those who attempt to cry “Wolf.”
approached the corner of a gorgeous, stately community. A large sign didn’t show
which direction to proceed, and its definition confused me. Marveled by the
message, I wondered if God was trying to tell me something. Dare I make a wrong
turn because some things seem so inviting yet sin lies just around the corner?
makes it abundantly clear we need to listen to His messages, but sometimes our
spirit disagrees with the subconscious mind. Second thoughts might lend
themselves to be valid than reality. God didn’t really place the sign but whoever
did, might be sent by Him. Sitting with my foot on the brake and profusely
sweating, how do I know for sure if it’s His warning sign?
is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that
you are not of God.”
instant, my car rumbled to a halt. Was it trying to tell me something? My mind went
in reverse as God made His presence known. I cried out for Him to save me
before I traveled further down the wrong road. I’m confident He saved me from a
you imagine the magnitude of our mistakes if we did not have a close
relationship with the Lord? We live in a world filled with signs, some good and
some bad. The sole way to distinguish the best ones is to have a heart committed
to understanding His words. This requires a heart fully surrendering to Him and
plenty of prayers. In our moment of silence, God will relay His guiding words.
the engine again and regained my composure. The car behind me honked his horn, so
I made a U-turn. I smiled at the driver and politely acknowledged I was in the
wrong with a hand signal. God also knew where I might be if I not heeded the
a safe bet to acknowledge God tries to save all His children who hang on the
brink of self-destruction. His voice speaks to us through the Bible, a friend, and
yes, even a sign now and then. But don’t be tempted to look for a quick answer
to the warning signs. God may not be finished revealing a situation to you. It
is all in His perfect timing.
important to understand the Bible has many stories of people doing exactly what
God wanted them to do, yet they still suffered hard times, persecution and even
death. After all, His idea of success will not be your own, and sometimes there
will be plenty of pain to endure along the road. Even in the darkest highways
of life, we still need to stick to His plans. This is obedience to His word!
sure of your directional heading? Then turn to God who needs to be your driver.
Follow the biblical legend, Jesus Christ, for the only way to get to heaven is
with an invitation from Him. I pray every day the heavens gleaming light will radiate
in your heart. The passion from heaven will transform you making life’s little
temptations so much easier for you to handle. Learn to read the warning signs. Christ
is here to help you if you let Him….. just don’t obey the warning signs of
your subconscious mind.
In the beginning, a body of water or a pile of rocks
designated property lines. God drew out a line marking the earth’s plane as His
cornerstone, a designated landmark when He first created the world.
As time passed, walls were nearly always built around cities in biblical days. For example, the one surrounding Babylon was 387 feet high and 87 feet thick made as a barrier of protection. God thought it was necessary and approved it because they had a right to protect their nation from evil. So, why would countries of both the Old and New Testaments build walls in the first place? Religious beliefs, not recognized by neighboring countries, was the primary reason to fortify territories. They stacked rocks, held together by mud, to protect themselves and make their landmark.
Did you know, in 1791, George Washington took forty stones
and strategically placed them as the cornerstones of Washington, DC? It began
at the south corner of the square at Jones Point in Alexandria, Virginia. On
each stone at all four corners, the side facing the District of Columbia
displayed the inscription “Jurisdiction of the United States” and a
mile number. In 2011, the vandalized cornerstones
were relocated and deemed federal historical monuments. Now, their original
location is designated by a chipped face on the corner of the foundation of the
building where the rocks originally sat in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.
Today, we respectfully divide our private homesteads from each other’s territories by survey flags. It might be a simple parcel or an estate, but if it is yours, it is so deemed by perhaps a six-foot privacy, or a chain-link fence.
Regardless of how small your cornerstones are, stand quietly in the name of God, and thank Him for that which He has afforded you. Respect the poor’s pillars and the wealthy’s gated courtyards. The Lord’s Seventh and Tenth Commandments, “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods” forbids the act of wrongfully taking someone else’s property. It also condemns feelings of envy, greed, and jealousy to what others own.
Jesus has to be known as the cornerstone, a designated
landmark, to Christianity. He wants us to build spiritual walls, defending our
faith, even if it means our values and attitudes differ from the rest of the
world. If we live within the confines of Jesus’s walls, we are morally stronger.
But, when we follow the false gods of materialism, our moral and spiritual
walls lie in ruins, and we manifest ourselves in prideful attitudes.
The Book of Isaiah refers explicitly to God as the “cornerstone.”
One particular passage even details, in construction terminology, the firm
foundation we can find in the Lord:
16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic. 17 I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.
Amidst our current world’s turmoil, we build physical walls for protecting God’s people. It is unfortunate Satan roams our great lands with followers who seek its destruction. But, as Christians, we have to seek the cornerstone of faith – our Lord, Jesus Christ. We should not be content with broken-down walls. Let us look forward to our new world, under God’s jurisdiction, where the pearly gates will be open to all believers. Those gates will be our designated landmark!