Blessed Hope!

Hi folks! Praise the Lord, Hubby’s next chemo will be the halfway point in his treatment!  Last session went a little smoother, it seems, which we attribute to the I.V. steroid he got when he had what may have been a slight reaction.   I got to go home and see my Mom for the first time since Dad died.  It was a quick and bittersweet trip, but my brother, one son, one nephew, and I got some work done around the place that Mom can’t do herself.

Spring seems to have finally arrived, that wonderful time of year when I can open the doors early and let some sunlight and fresh air into the house.  The flowers have bloomed gradually and it’s not been a real colorful showing this year, what with warm days interspersed with freezing nights and all.  Of course along with the buds, comes the pollen and sniffling and sneezing.  My house has an old-fashioned front porch, screened it, with a swing, and I have yet to get out there and do the spring-cleaning.  But this time of year, I can mop and wipe it all down, only to have a brilliant green coating of pollen out there again by afternoon.

After finishing my blogged book last week, I had one day of just feeling the rotten emotional toll of it, but it feels very much like I have reclaimed something.  The overnight trip to West Virginia, with the sitting for hours in the car, then the physical work we did while there, all sort of took a toll on my body and I was in rough shape yesterday, but I thank the Lord that this morning I’m moving a little better.  I am still shocked how bad my symptoms can get at times, but PTL it’s not like last year when it lasted months and months on end.   Got some sad news a couple of days ago.  A dear friend and neighbor will be moving away.  Life is just full of changes these days, it seems, and I’m not getting any better at that, even with all the recent “practice”.   But God never changes, and He remains the anchor that keeps it all together.

The rhetoric over North Korea just keeps heating up.  Some of the “back-channel” sources indicate that our Government and military see the current threat as a very real concern.  Myself, I am still in awe of the fact that nothing major has “broken loose” in all of the many volatile situations that are in play around the globe right now, and I continue to feel that this reinforces the notion that it is all waiting on one thing; the removal of the Bride.  That is still not to say that something catastrophic can’t or won’t happen before hand.  It certainly could.  I re-blogged a good piece written by Terry James (of Rapture-Ready) on here yesterday in which he refutes the notion that America will (necessarily) go through some major collapse and “re-set” before the Rapture.  Steve Quayle has this up today:

They Are Gearing Up For Something Big! And I think that goes hand in hand with this story: Why Does Obama Fear an Armed Citizenry?

Obama has sold this nation “up the river” and the many foreign troops which are here right now, are probably the real purpose of all the ammunition that our government has bought.  The preppers, patriots, Oathkeepers, etc, have made it very clear they’ll not go down without a fight.  Everyone who is the slightest bit awake, knows a fight is coming.

As I reported on Monday, NoKo and the little troll in charge over there, are threatening a Nuke strike tomorrow and they apparently still plan to follow-through.

On the grander scale, this WND piece addresses the link between the coming one-world religion, and the UFO phenomenon.

EXO-VATICANA: WILL EVIDENCE FOR PANSPERMIA SPAWN A GLOBAL RELIGION

As to the economy, well, yesterdays news was full of stories of the faltering economies all over the world.  After they register all the gun-owners, they’ll go after the assets.
Bills to Require the Registration of Gold & Silver : Gold & Silver Confiscation Next?

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 02:42 AM PDT

The slippery slope to confiscation has begun. Gold and silver buyers could soon have to register with the state of Illinois. It’s certainly not strange for socialist insanity to come from Illinois. After all, the State provides us with (unpleasant) entertainment in the form of a police superintendent who threatens to shoot legal gun owners while his city leads the nation in homicides. Now comes this from the State with the most restrictive gun laws in the Nation probably the most criminals: a bill to require registration for sellers and buyers of gold (click headline to read the rest of this article).
In the area of technology:

Pentagon’s DARPA reveals their most human-like robot yet

The link includes video.  As I have pointed out recently, I still expect an exponential explosion in technology/science/knowledge right before the end of the age.  We have seen a lot, but I think there is more coming, and it will change things at a speed and on a scale the likes of which we could never have imagined.

The rise of evil in our midst has never abated, but it seems lately there have been a number of articles involving cruelty to children and babies.  Babies shot by their own parents, and of course the horrors of abortions.

Employee for ‘House of Horrors’ Abortionist Testifies of Baby ‘Screeching’ Before Being Killed

The situation in Syria grows more dire by the minute, but for the first time there is an open and intentional move on the part of the Obama administration to publicly intervene as John Kerry meets with rebel forces leadership:

US envoy to meet Syrian opposition in London

Curiously enough, there was an earthquake near the Iranian Bushehr nuke site today, and several reported in the recent weeks near the New Madrid fault, as well as Pacific Rim.  How much more does the Lord have to shake this Earth before mankind pays attention?  The fact that Kerry is meeting with the opposition, and Al-Qaida has openly joined forces with the rebels, puts the U.S. and other international backers of the anti-Assad rebellion in a sticky situation, with renewed fears that ousting Assad will lead to an even worse situation in Syria.  Which it will.

Yesterday was a heavy-posting day.  Some days the scripturally/prophetically significant news is extremely prolific and on some days things just seem to hover in a suspended mode.  I honestly visualize in my mind, the prayers of Gods people going up and I believe they have an effect.  The world is definitely on a trajectory that is headed straight for the fulfillment of the Age of Grace, but how fast or slow we get there and what devastation is suffered before then, is largely subject to the fervency of our prayers.  We do not manipulate God.  He is fully in control.  But we know that He would rather have mercy than pour out His wrath.  Still, that day of wrath will come.

Even as we continue to watch the drama of fulfilled prophecy unfold, and continue to work to share the gospel while there is still light, our hearts are burdened for the lost, and yet an irrepressible joy and anticipation grows in our hearts as we await the blessed hope of  the catching-away of the Bride of Christ.  So today I want to leave you on that high note, with this piece by one of my favorite Christian Bloggers Elizabeth Prata.  Something wonderful to meditate on: Thoughts on the Tree of Life

Tree of Life

1And he shewedme a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.2In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which baretwelve manner of fruits, and yieldedher fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.3And there shall beno more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall bein it; and his servants shall servehim:4And they shall seehis face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.5And there shall beno night there; and they need no candle , neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveththem light : and they shall reignfor ever and ever.6And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets senthis angel to shew unto his servants the things which mustshortly be done . 7Behold , I comequickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.8And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heardand seen , I fell down to worshipbefore the feet of the angel which shewedme these things.9Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I amthy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worshipGod.10And he saith unto me, Sealnot the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.11 He that is unjust , let him be unjuststill: and he which is filthy , let him be filthystill: and he that is righteous, let him be righteousstill: and he that is holy, let him be holystill.12And, behold , I comequickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be .13I amAlpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.14Blessed are they that dohis commandments, that they may haveright to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever lovethand maketh a lie.16I Jesus have sentmine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.17And the Spirit and the bride say , Come . And let him that hearethsay , Come . And let him that is athirstcome . And whosoever will , let him take the water of life freely.18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall addunto these things, God shall addunto him the plagues that are writtenin this book:19And if any man shall take awayfrom the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take awayhis part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are writtenin this book.20 He which testifieth these things saith , Surely I comequickly. Amen. Even so, come , Lord Jesus.21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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2 thoughts on “Blessed Hope!

  1. Hi Sandee,
    I was just praying for ” Hubby” and for you. So many things are happening here, changes, transitions. The Lord is stretching us out of our comfort zone. He makes all things beautiful in his time. Started a little Garden in our backyard. Learning to garden the Brazilian way where the soil is rich and fertile as are the hearts of the Brothers in the congregation where the Lord led us.
    Praise the Lord, all that we have done He has accomplished for us and we rejoice in it. Bless y´all

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