WE STAND AT THE
EDGE OF AN ABYSS
By: SR Shearer
Brothers and sisters, we stand today at the edge of a vast,
menacing abyss where prophecy transforms itself from a dream
into reality, and where the ethereal takes on physicality -
and very few Christians seem willing or able to cross this divide.
prophecy is a dream
When prophecy is a dream - when it is nothing more than a mental
image, a kind of fantasy or "furtive meditation" -
it's sort of fun; it's like a secret GAME we can play
on a cold night in the safety and comfort of our own living
rooms with good friends, good food, a warm cup of chocolate,
and a crackling fire in the fireplace - the kind of GAME
that many of my fallen brethern
and others of their ilk like to engage in; the kind of game
that Tim LaHaye's "Left Behind" series of books casually
and vacuously promotes. It lifts us out of the "ordinary"
and elevates us into a whimsical world where we are no longer
nameless cogs in a giant, uncaring socio-economic machine that
doesn't give a whit for us, but are instead heroes and heroines
("Knight-Templars") of our Lord and Savior immersed
in great feats of "daring-do." And the wonder (indeed,
the pleasure) of it all is that this GAME doesn't cost
us much to play. Maybe a little, but not much. No real sacrifices
are demanded of us; we don't have to "pay to play;"
no relationships are threatened beyond those we don't care that
much about anyway; no jobs are put at risk.
We like to pretend that we
are "Knight-Templars" of our Lord and Savior immersed
in great feats of "daring-do."
But when prophecy transmutes itself into reality, when it is
no longer played as a game, when actual relationships are threatened,
when money is really put at risk, when jobs are actually lost,
and when lives are in fact jeopardized, then prophecy becomes
something else altogether, and not too many people want to be
a part of that.
But THAT'S WHERE WE ARE TODAY! - at the edge of that
vast abyss; where prophecy transforms itself from a dream into
reality; a place where Christians are confronted with the truth
of verses such as Matthew 10:37:
"Whosoever shall deny me [i.e., Christ] before men, him will
I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came
not to send peace, but a sword.
"For I am come to set a man at variance against his father,
and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law
against her mother in law.
"And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
"He that loveth father or mother
more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or
daughter more than me is not worthy of me."
This is where - under the impress of verses like this - that
prophecy reconstructs itself into fact and takes on substance
(and even pain); where it becomes reality and ceases to be a
game. Leaving sons and daughters, and fathers and mothers; selling
all that we have; and taking up our cross and following Him
not just in word, but in deed - that's too much to bear. It's
here - it's PRECISELY here - that most Christians
hesitate and draw back in fear; they're just not prepared to
cross over. It's too frightening; too risky; too many friends
and loved ones who will have to be left behind; but Jesus said
that those who think so are UNWORTHY of Him. That's
what Matthew 10:37 says. Pretty heavy! - but if that offends
you, your argument is with God, not with me.
Brothers and sisters, Listen to me here: Friday's earthquake
in Japan tells us that it is time for us to stop "playing at
Japan hit by an earthquake and a tsunami
It's time that we see this and other similar events for what
they are: "GREAT SIGNS FROM HEAVEN:"
"And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines,
and pestilences; and FEARFUL SIGHTS and GREAT SIGNS
shall there be from heaven." (Luke 21:11)
GOD IS BENDING OVER THE PARAPET OF HEAVEN AND FRANTICALLY,
AS IT WERE, TRYING TO SHAKE US OUT OF OUR COMPLACENCY - AND
HE IS CALLING UPON NATURE TO DEMONSTRATE TO US IN
A "CASCADE OF DISASTERS"
THAT TIME IS RUNNING OUT.
is bending over the
parapet of heaven
There are, of course, those whose "fevered imaginations" will
not permit them to see what is happening — like the person
who recently wrote us:
"I enjoy reading some of your articles but just can't agree
with your article ... that God had anything to do with the
quake in Japan. You might want to do some research into
HARRP technology and you will discover man has likely created
this quake like they did in New Zealand, Haiti, China
and many others. I'm actually surprised you wouldn't
know about this earthquake causing weather weapon and would
quickly attribute this disaster in Japan to something God
would do to warn ... his creation."
THE ABSOLUTE STUPIDITY OF SUCH THINKING FAIRLY BOGGLES THE
MIND — i.e., to attribute an 8.9 super-quake to the
machinations of the CIA. The CIA can do many wicked things,
BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO CAUSE EARTHQUAKES
— and those who believe so need to be consigned to the
"loony bin." [Please understand here: We do not deny by any
means that there are many, many sinister "goings-on" that the
American New World Order System is involved in — and we
have reported on them; for example, our articles on "Morgellons
Evil in our Midst," "The
Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse," MK-Ultra
and the Search for the Manchurian Candidate," "The
Drug Epidemic, Viruses,
Ebola and Aids: It's Not What You Think," etc.]
BUT THIS IS NOT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN JAPAN, IN CHILE, IN
HAITI, SUMATRA, etc., and the people who believe
so are the kind of people about whom Arthur Goldberg sarcastically
"I like the idea that the New World Order is so powerful
that it can cause the earth to tremble, but so inept that
1) It needs to resort to science fiction weaponry and disinformation
disseminated via T-shirts to secure as militarily weak a target
of conquest as Haiti, and 2) That though it hurls thunderbolts
like Zeus, it has the eyesight of Mr. Magoo-it can't distinguish
one Caribbean island from another."
These are the same kind of people who insist that Julian
Assange is a CIA operative (someone who is so smart that he
can run an organization like WikiLeaks, and at the same time
so stupid that he would willingly consign himself to the terror
of a super-max prison like Guantanamo Bay) — the kind
of people that Goldberg says have the ability to hold two conflicting
ideas at the same time:
Their minds have been given over to weird imaginings that serve no purpose except to plunge them into madness.
"One ... will tell you that anthropogenic global
warming is a fraud, a propaganda ploy manufactured by Al Gore
and a consortium of disingenuous scientists to undermine US
sovereignty and the free market and bring about the New World
Order. Then another will tell you that New World Order scientists
are already modifying the weather on a daily basis and even
setting off earthquakes ... They'll tell you that the Apollo
moon landing was faked on a sound stage in Area 51-and also
that Area 51 is where UFOs are being reversed engineered into
super-secret weapons and spacecraft."
THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE FOR SUCH PEOPLE. THEY
ARE DOOMED. THEIR MINDS HAVE BEEN GIVEN OVER TO WEIRD IMAGININGS
AND DEMENTED DREAMS THAT SERVE NO PURPOSE EXCEPT TO PLUNGE THEM
We urge you all to see the calamities that are now cascading
down on our planet for what they are: "GREAT SIGNS FROM
HEAVEN" (Luke 21:11), and in the light of this to stop
treating the Prophetic Scriptures as a game.
May God bless all of you
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