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What happens when all that remains
of the world is.....
Fear,
Distrust, and
Quiet Desperation?

Isaiah 8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

 

"MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN," SAID THE MAN

But, instead all Americans are being accused of being "potential terrorists," and Federal snoops intrude worse than ever. Indeed, the CIA has begun to spy on the new President, and he cannot stop them.

The Federal Government has purchased 3 billion rounds of hollow point ammo, and the new President has done nothing about this. The ONLY use of such rounds is to kill Americans. That kind of ammo is absolutely illegal outside the USA according to the Geneva Conventions of War. This is because hollow points do not allow the victim to be treated and recover. They blow a hole the size of dinner plate out of the victim.

Illegal immigrants are still flooding into the nation, both in the USA and in Europe. World leaders seem to WANT the immigrants to rape their citizens. President Trump dreams of a wall, but every possible obstacle has been put in the way, even by his own party.

Political correctness is raging even worse under a new President, and he does nothing to stop it. Sexual identity is the plaything of the most wicked people on earth as they try to convince little boys that they are really girls.

Now, what is your response to the above and many more tyrannical actions by the US Government against the citizens? Does this picture seem to dominate the discussion in the foyer of your local church, and does a fellowship dinner turn into a discussion time of every evil thing coming down?

I am convinced, based on my experience all my life living in Africa, and because of my interest in history, that the US Government is now trying to drive Americans to the well known destination at which a whole nation and society will collapse and become totally submissive to tyrants. That is the Globalist objective.

On the other hand, there are those on the right who are eager to go to war with the Progressive Liberal left. Historically, the right is far more dangerous because they do not riot and burn cop cars. The beast on the right, when wakened, turns to asymmetric warfare tactics, and guerilla warfare is the order of the day.

Thus, we are being driven to FEAR, DISTRUST, AND DESPERATION. This is not the picture only in America. Europe is raging with left versus right hate, and much of Asia is in turmoil, along with Africa. Chaos reigns in most of South and Latin America. People are turning inward, and when they come out of their malaise, they turn to white hot hate for their perceived enemies.

Brother, how shall we then live?

 

 

WHERE IS GOD WHEN EVIL MEN CONFRONT US?

When my wife and I were missionaries in Ethiopia in the 1970s, that nation experienced a Marxist coup. For three days after the coup, everyone was asking friends and strangers who was in charge. People wanted to know if life would get better or worse. Finally, the news hit the street by the Ethiopian grapevine, which is unlike American gossip and very reliable. The Ethiopians are well known for passing on oral news exactly as they heard it without embellishment.

The new government was lead by a rabid Marxist Colonel, and he was already slaughtering government officials and business men.

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, went dead silent. No one talked to other people anywhere. The Ethiopian people love to chat and pass on news, but it was all gone. The people were in white hot terror. I took a taxi to do government business I had, and the taxi was, as usual, packed with passengers. One by one, the passengers got out. Finally, I was alone with the driver. As the door slammed, the driver at once said, "Heile Salassie yishallal." "Emperor Heile Salassie was better." The driver was an Eritrean, and this was a province of Ethiopia which really wanted to be free from Ethiopia, so the driver, in the past, would have resented Heile Salassie. When he said the Emperor was better than the coup government, that was a significant statement. And, he must have thought he was safe saying that to an American. You see, back in the 1970s many people in the world respected the freedoms in America. We had not yet begun to slide down the world list of nations with the most freedom.

Well, many American liberties are gone. The US Constitution has become a document to be bypassed at all costs. The US Congress is divided into factions which hate one another intensely. In all my life I have never heard the kind of hate speech now being puked forth in the US House and Senate. And, they stand by as our spy agencies turn on Americans to snoop and hack. We have almost no area of American life where Big Bully Government is not harassing us. This is the hallmark of a tyranny. They bully and badger the masses until all the people are whipped.

Again, FEAR, DISTRUST, AND DESPERATION rule in America. We all go on social media knowing some creep in NSA may be peeking over our shoulder trying to work himself into a state where he feels free to flag our file as, "potential terrorist." I have a piece of tape over the camera on my monitor because the Fed snoops can turn it on and watch me. And, down the road, what will these demented people do with "potential terrorists?" We may never know until one morning we go to work and learn that Bill was hauled off in the middle of the night. This is the Stalinist method, and our spy agency has the gulag ready to stash away hundreds of thousands of Americans. And, the new President will continue the snooping or be assassinated.

What a terrible picture, and some readers have already clicked out of this article. We do not like to be reminded we live in a police state. It is more comfortable to avoid facing it, so we go play Bubbles or do an online jigsaw puzzle. Millions now bury themselves in social media for no other reason than to find a feel-good distraction.

 

 


HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?

So, how do we deal with such a world of chaos and Big Nanny government? How do we deal with all the profane and filthy coworkers around us? How do we deal with the assault by the media and the Internet on our mind? How do we deal with the very basic things of life, like pooping while knowing there is a sex pervert in the next stall?

I want you to consider Jesus' instruction to his disciples.

Matthew 5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

This is part of what is called, "The sermon on the Mount." This is the sermon which President Barak Obama mocked at a gathering of US officials long ago. The US Military hates this teaching. The Sermon on The Mount is the most exalted sermon by pious literary gurus today, and it is the least practiced. So, do YOU hate it, or at least refuse to let it settle into your soul as the Christian standard?'

Do you remember when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Menachem Begin of Israel, and Anwar Sadat of Egypt, to come to Camp David for peace talks. They came, and they signed a peace agreement that lasted until President Barak Obama destroyed the peace of Egypt with his Islamic Brotherhood goons. You conservatives probably have never given Carter credit for making peace. Tell me, have the Presidents since Carter been known as peace makers?

You see, people do not remember peace makers. That is because people love war and rage more than peace. These are the End Times, and "wars and rumors of wars" have obliterated the Sermon on the Mount. If you could find a way to prove that Jesus said, "Hate your brother, and make war on anyone you like," you would be exalted by the masses and all the world leaders today.

In Verse 41 above we get to the real point of Jesus' teaching here. Back in the day of Christ on earth, the Romans ruled with an iron fist. When a Roman soldier went from place to place he walked on well maintained roads. The custom for Roman soldiers was to demand someone standing nearby carry his load of personal effects for a mile. At that point, the soldier would let the victim go, and he would turn to someone else standing nearby and demand he carry the load the next mile.

Jesus told his followers to carry the load the second mile voluntarily. Why?

The first mile the victim was a subject no better than a slave. The second mile the victim suddenly became in charge of his destiny, he silently let the soldier know that he lived above hate and slavery. And finally, if there were any chance to give the Gospel to the soldier, it would be during that second mile when the soldier asked, "Why do you want to carry my load another mile?" For doing that extra mile cheerfully, the victim had the advantage on the soldier, and the soldier almost had to listen to the Gospel.

You see, nothing that comes to you is unknown to God. Even better, everything that comes to you, including the NSA spying on your personal life, is arranged by God for some good purpose.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Verse 28 promises that God is working good things in all that happens to you if you are a born again Bible believer. But even better, Verse 30 tells us that we are predestined to glory, and Verse 31 then goes on to state that no one can be against us. That may sound absurd when we consider that the US Government is against us, we live in a nation which Muslims call The Great Satan, and people around us are now telling us to keep our religion to ourselves.

Get this straight saint.....

Anyone who is against you is against God. Thus, who wins? Answer: God, every time. What evil men imagine they can do to threaten or harm you is being taken into consideration in the throne room of Heaven, and a plan of action, no, a plan of ATTACK is under way by your God and Jesus Chist. What the wicked imagine they will do to you, God will arrange to glorify himself in the end, and you will get to see the end of it one day.

A young woman was arrested long ago in Communist China for being a Christian. She freely owned Christ as her Savior when interregated, and she was sentenced to death by beheading. The officials took her to be beheaded in a public place, and a solumn speech was in progress about her rebellion against the glory of Communism.

The young lady began to laugh. The Communist official was enraged. "How dare you laught at such a serious time when you are about to die? You are mocking at the Communist state." The young lady said, "Oh no, I am sorry. I did not mean to mock at the state. I just had a vision, and I saw myself being beheaded, and my head was rolling down the hill. Then, I saw my new body I will receive in heaven. I am not a very pretty girl, and my face is quite ugly. When I saw my new face, and how pretty it will be, I just had to laugh at my old ugly head and face."

The Communist official at once said, "Let her go. Can't you see she is mad?"

In the words of Joseph before his terrified brother in Egypt, his brothers who sold him into slavery,

Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

So, as America, and a hundred other nations on this earth, pass into tyranny and chaos at the hands of evil New World Order leaders, we are told by our Lord that he is doing good things, even in our hour of suffering and torment at the hands of evil men.

 

WHY DO GOOD PEOPLE TURN EVIL?
If you do not watch this video, you will not understand the questions I ask afterward.

1. So, do you understand that 90% of the unsaved people you know and work with can be turned to do great evil, whether against you or against other people? Do you listen for the signals in their speech that gives a clue that they lack the character to do good?

2. Most Lutherans, and nearly all Catholics, in Germany approved of Adolph Hitler killing the Jews, or at best they did nothing. They were not heroic. Today, in many Fundamental Bible believing churches, people are talking tough about Muslims. Are they are getting themselves ready to approve of another holocaust? Are YOU filling your mind with reasoning which accepts brutality toward Muslims?

3. What does it take to be a hero? Answer: You must be a deviant, that is, you must go against the 90% who are willing to do evil. You may also be persecuted and blamed for some aspect of the evil done.

4. The defect in the man's presentation is that he fails to see sin as the root problem. Without Christ, we all are capable of doing great evil.

5. Most Fundamental Bible believing churches are declaring President Trump to be God's man to save America. God does not save nations..... he saves people, one by one. Jesus did not shed his precious Blood for America. Donald Trump, by his actions and words, has made it very clear that he is not a born again Christian by any definition. He received arrangements with Saudi Arabia from Barak Obama who supplied the arms for Saudi Arabia to launch genocide against Yemen. The Saudis have bombed all the food storage facilities in Yemen, and they have bomed virtually every market. Full blown famine is now in progress in Yemen, and President Trump, with Congress approving. is still supplying the Saudis the arms to do this. Trump looked like a good man at first, but it is clear that he is eager to kill Arabs just as fast Obama and the Globalists. Do you REALLY hate evil? If so, do you have a need for correction in some areas? Or, do you now hate me for questioning the moral character of your American savior, Donald Trump?

 

SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON FEAR

Let us look at some Bible texts on fear and how to handle it:

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Power, to either resist or endure what we fear
Love, which is the opposite of fear and turns our enemies into objects of the love of God in us.
A sound mind which helps us find ways to either avoid or confront the threat.

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

If you have no Word of God in you rmemory, pity you. The best answers to give the wicked when they torment us is the Word of God. They hate it, but they cannot resist it because it is the power of God.

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

By trusting in the Lord we have a view of him and his safety which totally distracts us from the fear being peddled by the wicked. The world, especially the Internet, is thick with stories of conspiracy and terror which is supposed to be just around the corner. We may either stare down the road into the dark breathlessly waiting for the hydre headed monster and the bete noire, or we may look into the face of our Savior. It is not possible to do both. Which have YOU chosen?

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Lean not. Your understanding, like mine, with loads of research and information from impeccable sources, is totally unreliable. To be informed of real facts, like a tornado is coming, is very useful. But, to be informed of things that MIGHT happen, is worthless rubbish. The understanding that comes from above, from Christ, is the only thing you and I can really LEAN on. Go back up, and read 2 Timothy 1:7 again.

Jeremiah 2:25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

Do you have shoes for your feet? Do you have water to drink when you thirst? Yes?

So, why are you running after strangers like Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones, men who have no use for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Do these men feed your soul? Do they have the words of peace?

Strangers? Are these creeps your friends? You are a fool if you think they will stay with you through the real time of sorrow to come. They will have sold their gold, and they will have sold you the barley green and survival kit, and they will flee to the Bahamas to their hide away. And will they call you to them for safety?

Chase strangers, my friend, and you will receive the Dead Skunk in The Middle of The Road award instead of hearing, "Well done, my son, enter into the joy of thy Lord."

Jeremiah 18:12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.

So, you will do what you have decided is the best preparedness scheme, right? There were some folks even long before Jerehiah's day who followed very faithfully after their own imaginations. They were the neighbors of brother Noah.

Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Back up to 2 Timothy 1:7- God gives us a new heart, but he also gives us a new mind, and he expects us to follow that mind of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

You are dying-- get used to it. You do not have to like the thought of dying, but that is the end of all men since Adam took a nip out of the fruit in Eden. The whole point of the Christian faith is this-- death works in all men, but in the believer in Jesus Christ life is working also, and that is eternal life.

So, stepping through the door of death, whether being snuffed by FEMA in one of their camps, or by having a stroke and falling down dead in WalMart, LIFE GOES ON. That is the way with eternal life. Death stops physical life, but Life in Christ never stops. So, in the life you now live, can anyone figure out that Jesus Christ is the giver of life by watching how you live your life?

Psalms 42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Was this a Psalm of David? It sure sounds like a miserable father who has fled from his throne and from his rebel son who wanted to kill him. Can it get any worse?

So, what does the Psalmist say in Verse 8?

God gives us his lovingkindness in the daytime, and he gives us songs in the night.

 

Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.


Ethel Waters grew up in the ghetto of Philadelphia midst whore houses and drug dealers. She said that God made sure she was never violated of trapped in the evil of it. Later, she sang for Hollywood movies and the night clubs. But, the faith her mother gave her never died completely. Her testimony in this video is for real. Personal friends of our cared for Ethel in her dying days, and she never lost hope in her Savior.

 

GOD LEADS HIS DEAR CHILDREN ALONG

 

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

 

 

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

Fear is often blamed on events and possible disasters down the road. That is why we have so many conspiracies being promoted in the media and online.

What if................

But, the "what" never happens. So, we move on to find the next fear. Some people answer this with preparedness. This is not all bad, but 90% of preparedness is based on terrors which have not happened. The End of The World As We Know It keeps being pushed back down the road, but it is still there, at least as a possibility.

The reasoning of the preparedness gurus is, "It is better to prepare for the big crisis and not have one, than it is to not prepare and have the crisis." That seems logical, but the result is this:

1. Fear builds as more and more crisis situations are introduced.

2. We end up with crisis food and technology goods sitting around the house and garage getting in the way.

3. We soon learn that we cannot possibility be completely prepared.

4. We one day realize we have spend thousands of dollars getting ready for a crisis which seems to never come to pass.

All of this paranoia results from giving place to fear. There is no one to blame for you panic attacks if you keep clicking on Alex Jones and the other preparedness gurus.

Fear comes from uncertainty. There is a bend in the road, and we cannot see around it. We lack the proof that things will turn out better than we thought. So, we get used to the uncertainty, and a sense of desperation sets in, Quiet Desperation.

Are you a bit depressed at the way I am ending this article? I sure am.

But, there are millions of people who live from one new car to the next, from one promotion to the next, and from one thrill to the next. They are never content. It becomes miserable to wonder if good things or bad things are coming. If you are among these people, do you want your life to change? What would you do if you could climb out of the pit of despair and desperation you have become used to?

So, whose responsibility is it, so that at the end of the road you can look back, and you will say, "I am happy with my life, and I can leave in peace and go to my Lord."

Answer: It is YOUR responsibility.

Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

For a Bible believer, Christ must be the center of the life. If he is at the center, and if he is the model of our inner life, everything else outside orders itself eventually. It may take time and effort to get some things in order, but the more we turn over to Christ, the more order life has. Happiness becomes a product of "Christ in you, the hope of Glory."

So, about that fear and desperation we talked about and got ourselves into an ugly funk..... it CAN be done away with by Christ.

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

I can offer no other solution to the quiet desperation the world has loaded on you than this.....

Know the Lord.

 

PERSONAL FROM STEVE:

I really needed to do this article friend. If anyone has a problem with fear of the wicked and resentment toward tyranny, it is I.

I just hope you were helped as I wrote this article to me.

If you get to the throne room of my Savior before me, save me a spot near Jesus please.

 

 

And, advice from Slim Dusty down under......

 

 

LINKS

Are you playing good music in your home, or is it all Drudge and Rush Limbaugh?

THE FUTURE OF EVIL

WHO IS YOUR WORST ENEMY?

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS A MORE DANGEROUS FORM OF TOTALITARIANISM

HERE ARE THE SONS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN FOR YOU
Bookmark this playlist. You may need it sometime.

ARTICLE AT THIS JOURNAL ON FEAR

FEAR CAN MAKE MEN STAMPEDE
By Mike Ramey- At this journal

SURVIVAL THINKING AND PLANNING
Article at this journal

WATCH THIS FANTASY. IF SUCCESSFUL, HOW COULD THIS TURN EVIL?

BE QUIET, BE STILL, AND KNOW GOD

MY SECTION OF THE JOURNAL ON SURVIVAL

HERE IS MY PLACE AT THE JOURNAL FOR GOD FEARING QUIETNESS

 

 

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