News and the scriptures. Encourage one another in these days of chaos.
Encourage one another!
Jas 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
Jas 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Jas 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
Jas 5:10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
Jas 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Jas 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
First, what is a drifter?
-to wander aimlessly….go here, then go there…
-to deviate or vary from a set course
-a person who goes from place to place, job to job, etc., remaining in each for a short time
I will say it is hard to focus in these times! Look at the news. How long has it been so overwhelming?
Wars and rumors of wars
EGYPT and Morsi and the uprising that happened
Iraq on going war
Fast and furious
No more redlines
Passenger Plane DISAPPEARS…still not really found
Passenger Plane shot down over Russia
US border with Mexico non-existent
Tens of thousands coming across the border into US
Worry over possible threats while border is open
Disease coming across
School and mall shootings
Mass animal deaths
ISIS formed and seemingly overnight take over Iraq
USA president constantly trying to get Israel to sign peace treaty
Israel and Hamas go to war after teens murdered
Nation will rise against nations and kingdom against kingdom…
EBOLA…sure lets just fly them to the USA
We also have the blood moon tetrad on feast days.
I will stop here because I believe we get the picture. I know I have left off plenty.
The Lord tells us many times to watch and be ready.
Hebrews has a warning to pay attention!
We must pay more careful attention, therefore,to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
How could we possibly DRIFT?
How do we keep from drifting?
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
We have distractions coming at us fast and hard. It is impossible some days to keep up. It drains us. I am always hearing , that’s a false flag, that is to distract you from something else that the government is doing.
What if it is simply put, the devil using every means possible in these last days to keep us a little off balance, nervous and confused. What if ALL these things are just so we drift here and there always trying to figure out what is going on? What if we watch with a discerning spirit what is going on but at the same time let’s watch for The Lord God Almighty first and foremost! Keep our thoughts on Jesus first and we will not drift away.
Thank you Lord Jesus for the gift you give each of us. Rich or poor you love each of us the same. I pray for protection for our brothers and sisters all over the world. In the name of Jesus I pray…amen.