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The Presence

ProphecyThe world does not understand nor can it comprehend the deep things of God. As the world comes crashing in on us from the tragic collision of an asteroid to increasing volcanoes and earthquakes humanity rushes to their favorite news channel while ignoring the very presence of God. As fear grips the world due to an endless sea of catastrophes very few seek God’s enduring presence. As signs of Christ’s coming are everywhere with as many interpretations flying through cyberspace one would think that would drive more into God’s presence. Yet, most are propelled into a greater frenzy, comparing notes, setting dates, or discovering another piece of the eschatological puzzle. As immorality comes bursting forth from the closet and God’s holy commands are ignored the great debate begins with increased dialogue, a spirit of tolerance, and a humanistic drive to appease all. Step by step the presence of God is no longer desired or seen as necessary to stand firm in the coming days. Continue reading The Presence

A Valley Called Despair

We come to the mountain top a most honorable place, a place we feel secure, whole, and free from the anxiety of this world. Every inch of your body feels alive tinkling in excitement for being on the mountain top in the presence of God. But stay you cannot, for you know sooner or later you must go back into the valley, often time to the valley called despair. You hear the moans and cries of the world as plague after plague is unleashed upon the world, and torrents of affliction cast the unwilling into misery and despair. You hear the voice of the world leaders making bold promises of peace, prosperity, and the vision of a grand utopia. Or you hear the voice of those who want their own agenda by retuning to days gone by and unleashing a barrage of venomous attacks on those in power. Even if you close your ears to all this nonsense you can’t escape the thunder claps of everyday life. In the midst of a cesspool of greed, selfishness, and lawlessness you still feel the pain of your own trial – a mate or yourself suffering from a debilitating disease, indebtedness, or broken relationships. Continue reading A Valley Called Despair