All that is monetary, religionary, rudimentary, a quandary, recessionary, restrictionary, feudary, societary, unsanitary, demissionary, deflationary, customary, falsary, divisionary, diversionary, a familiarity, weary, dreary, and contrary to Yahweh's plan. It is only temporary.
I read a post on a forum this week, written by an individual who had spent the last ten years researching 2012, and my heart cried out to this person, man or woman it does not matter - and I do not know if they heard me or not - if not perhaps others did. Ministering on the internet can sometimes be like speaking into the wind. You never know how far or to whom your words may carry.
As I contemplated what message Yahweh might want conveyed this week to the flock in Her Ministry’s Newsletter, it was this that first came to mind.
In the post that was made, the individual said that they no longer wanted to know what they’d learned because it felt as if they’d been given a death sentence, like a patient being told they have only two years to live, and encouraged those reading to be careful what they sought out the truth about. That ignorance was bliss. They said that they wished they could unlearn all they had learned because they would be happier and could live out their days in peace.
Below is my reply, which is brief, but that I hope and pray gets the message across. It is the essence of our Ministry and it has been said many times before, but at the same time can it be said enough? I don’t think so.
“Is the world as we know it going to soon end? Yes. Does it have anything to do with the 2012 thing? No.
Actually, there is much reason for hope and I have been living with knowledge of the Truth for over five years now. Do I feel as you do? Not at all - because there's HOPE. I look forward to the destruction of evil and the balancing of the scales and the renewal of a world that has become nothing but complete chaos since being under the rulership of that tin god Satan.
(Name omitted), I don't know you but I'm writing you specifically because I want to relay this message both to you and any others who may be feeling downtrodden due to the state of the world today. Toss everything you've researched and learned about 2012 into the rubbish bin because truly, that is where it belongs. It doesn't matter and it contains more falsehoods than it does truth. Creation has been heading towards what we're in the midst of for a long time. Over 6,000 years now. It has been prophesied to occur, and it will. There is no stopping it.
While there is a plan for the destruction there is also a plan for the rebuilding and of eternal life lived in peace and harmony with all of creation. The here and the now, it's not important. What is truly important is the prospect of eternal life. There is also a plan in place for the rescue of the faithful.
It has nothing to do with man-made religion, traditions, color or race. It has to do with Truth and the good news is that it's not too late. There's still time to change and though it's not a lot of time, it's time. You are loved. You are wanted. But there are two conditions that must be met - a good heart condition, and a belief and acceptance of Christ as Lord and Savior.
It is not God's will that any should perish, which is why we have been asked to spread the good news in these End Times - so that there will be hope and, because the truth is a double-edged sword, so that all are warned.”
Ten years is such a very long time to research and come to believe in something that provides no hope at all. To me, it carries the telltale marking of Dawn’s inspiration - no hope for them, therefore no hope for those who believe the lies either.
“Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
The truth of the matter is that ignorance is not bliss, but hope is. And truth is. Hope is bliss because with the knowledge and understanding and the wisdom and Truth that Yahweh imparts to Her children that seek it and seek Her are what sustains us. Through it and as we grow to understand both the Truth and Yahweh and Her Way, we have reason to look forward to both an end and a beginning because we have now come to understand how the destruction of the old paves the way for the new.
Yes, I know it looks bad. Yes, I know that the future that we can see from here does not look bright. But look! Open your eyes! Look more closely now - do you see the light? It’s just over the ridge, through the darkness, and it’s burning brightly atop that mountain. Do you see? It is hope, and it will not be extinguished. Reach for it, reach for it...
Job 42:2 I know that You can do anything and no plan of Yours can be thwarted.
I’ve been blessed to witness to the incredible ways in which Yahweh works in watching a plan come together but I’ve never really put much thought into it until now. And when I do think about it, I see in my mind some scattered puzzle pieces and the hand of Yahweh moving each one in place so that in the end they all interconnect and form one complete picture.
When things happen and prayers are answered have you ever stopped to think about the many things that must happen in order for that to be the case?
Take into consideration the woman who prays for a miracle so that she will not be evicted from her home. Yahweh hears her prayer...and then what? Because the money she needs cannot simply float down from the nearest tree, others must be involved in the plan to answer her prayer. Other pieces of the puzzle must come together for the single purpose of answering her prayer; hearts must be motivated and actions taken, and love and genuine concern must be shown. Sometimes it could involve just one person, but other times many and each person plays their part as a puzzle piece fitting in seamlessly until the puzzle is complete, the prayer answered and glory given to our loving God who hears all prayers.
When a plan comes together There’s a certain scent in the air It’s as sweet as honeysuckle And nothing can compare.
It is the smell of a prayer Answered from above It’s perfume all around Answered out of love.
For love is in the giving Not the receiving, you see And that is what Yahweh does Both for you, and for me.
So when a plan comes together Know in your heart It was a part of a greater one Made from the start.
Give thanks and give praise To our loving Yahweh Who hears every prayer And to whom we pray.
Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool’s eyes roam to the ends of the earth.
2 Corinthians 4:18 So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Philippians 2:2 Fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal.
Philippians 3:19 Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is their shame. They are focused on earthly things,
Focus is defined as being a central point, as of attraction, attention or activity and when striving to reach for Father’s Light, where must our eyes be? Where must our focus remain? And why must focus be maintained?
There are many distractions in this world and it can be easy to take our eyes off that which should be our focus and unseen to turn our attention that that which is seen. It can be easy to forget that which speaks softly and have our attention grabbed by that which roars loudly. What’s the old adage...? “The squeaky wheel gets the oil”. But it’s not always that which squeaks that truly needs and deserves our constant attention. There are other things that are more important.
It can sometimes be difficult also, to live in a world full of these types of distractions that seem to pull and tug at you for your attention. The things that seem so important right now that truly are not when compared to that which is truly important.
On an average day I go to work, which is filled with items of importance involving that of a publishing business struggling to stay afloat and comes along with all its own deadlines, stresses and anxieties. I also hear personal stories from friends and coworkers discussing what to them, seems very important to their careers, friendships, loved ones and ambitions in life. I watch, listen to and read the news, which is overflowing with social, economical, political concerns and natural and unnatural disasters. They all on the outside appear very important and are certainly attention grabbing. I am, very much so, on the outside looking in and it’s not at all that I don’t care about the things that everyone around me feels is pressing and important, it’s simply that I see a greater importance elsewhere which is in my service to Yahweh and Christ Jesus and my duties as a minister, so maintaining that focus and remembering while living in the midst of a great amount of chaos and among those who place great importance on things that I do not can sometimes be tough.
And then there is the world that is lived within myself. The part in which I am not on the outside looking in, but on the inside looking out and having been enlightened to truth and the true reality that most living on earth right now do not know, or see or understand. It is the part in which efforts are made to continue growing in knowledge, understanding and wisdom and in conforming to Yahweh’s Way and in knowing that Salvation can be lost as easily as it can be gained. It’s the part in which reflection and searching one’s heart is necessary and it too can be a distraction if filled with “what if’s” and if it is not done in a completely balanced way. In essence it can involve taking the focus off Yahweh and placing it all on ourselves instead.
Amidst it all and in both the physical and spiritual realms there is no other thing more important than our duties to Yahweh and Christ Jesus and this Spiritual War in which so many eternal lives hang in the balance, not to mention the vindication of Mother’s Holy Name. Were everything else to melt away it would easily be forgotten, but something as important as this simply cannot.
The perfect balance, I believe is in focusing on Mother Yahweh. In looking to Her in all things and when tempted to move our eyes from Her, having the knowledge and self control to keep our eyes trained on Her in obedience, faith, loyalty and love making Her love our love, Her feelings our feelings and Her goal our goal. For in the case of our grand Mother and Creator, the One who guides us and teaches us how to obtain Eternal Life, there is no one more deserving of our attention and in placing our focus on Her we can be assured that it is where it belongs. And truly, when our focus is on Mother and Her Way and our duties, our focus is also on others as well as ourselves and the completeness of Yahweh’s perfect plan for Her creation.