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In a time, where the economic stability of a nation is in question, we find war, poverty and famine rapidly plaguing thousands of helpless individuals. The value of currency dwindles down more and more each day. The moral standard in which once was, is but a faint imprint of what stood so tall in times past. A nation, seen as a leader of men now teeters on the edge of possible destruction. In the days that are to come, fear, unsureness and perhaps even a little paranoia may find its way creeping into the hearts of scared individuals. It is in this time, the body of Christ must come together. Find its common ground and become a light that can outshine thru any darkness that may come. It will be a time where the sibyl rivalry of the Children of God must cease, and the light of one God must be a beacon to all.

 

 Fear and worry, are weapons that are used to cripple or hinder a person’s mental focus. It takes their eyes off of what should be, and refocuses them towards a sense that can quench the spirit of God, if let to grow. In Matthew 6:25 (NIV) we read this..” “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life, And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

 

In Philippians 4:6(NIV) we are told to not be anxious about anything, meaning don’t be nervous or fearful. The scripture reads, - “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

 

Day by day new groups rise up, fearful of what is to come. Trying desperately to enable their survival in a time where mankind will run amuck. Preparation is good, and having a plan is important, but never let worry or fear take your eyes off of God. Never grow to where to a point where your dependency lies in the hands of man, but place your needs in the hands of a loving Christ. What benefit does it have to survive in the flesh if it led you to die in the spirit?

 

Christian’s God is calling for unity. Prophecy says the day will come, that things will become so harsh, that if God did not cut the time short, no human would be saved. It reads so in Matthew 24:22(NIV). It reads “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” Is that time coming soon; only God knows?

 

 Without such unity, the light of Christ’s church may be so much dimmer than it needs to be. The body of Christ, being what we call “the church”, must begin lining up shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand, forming a hedge of spiritual and physical protection to the children of God and to all those seeking refuge. The church disparately needs to get back to its roots and begin preaching the old sermons again. Sermons on real repentance and holiness need to echo thru the ears of all Christians. Sermons of what it means to be a real Christian, even in today’s modern times. Sermons of unity and brotherhood should be heard even on the town’s square.

 

 The key message here is for Christian’s to remember where our loyalty and dependence should lie. They should lie in Christ. Not in ourselves or any external group. It is to remember to not let fear or worry take your mind and eyes of Jesus, for in doing so, we may find ourselves straying far away from the one that we truly need. If such time comes sooner than we hope, than may we all pray that we as a body can lower our separations and our doctrinal strife’s. May each of us be willing to take another hand and walk together in real unity.

 

If you don’t know Christ, It’s not hard to find him. I or any other servant of God would be blessed to show you the way. Christ is just a prayer away. Be blessed.

 

 

For more of " The Arising Voice ( Richard Kent) see The Sullivan daily Times newspaper ( www.sullivan-times.com) or his website at www.arisingvoice.com 

 

 

 This article is part of Vol.3 ... Coming out in March 2012. Get Vol.1 and 2 at Amazon today !

 

 

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Comment by Juanita on November 20, 2011 at 12:25am

Richard,

Good post!

The movie Courageous give some great insight into how to unite the body.

 

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