During the wait for the best solution for Photoshop ($24 is too much per month, although it’s worth it), a few random posts in which I feel I can contribute to give some different perspectives.
In the multiple changes of the past two years many may have found themselves totally confused or dumbfounded, because they interpreted chain of events by earthly time.
In the Western world time goes by minutes, hours, days, months and years.
Preferrably ïnstant, lol! Most likely you interpret God’s promises
in the same way. Unfortunately that is a Western concept.
The Bible was written by the Hebrews, where time is seen as circular.
It goes in cycles. It is not linear.
The best way to describe God’s time is that His time is eternal. In heaven
there is no time. A century could seem like a few seconds. Judging from heavenly
encounters people have had, it is amazing how much God showed them
in the half hour everyone thought they were dead! To them it felt much, much longer.
How should we cope then with changes of the eternal realm
while living in the earthly realm?
This means we need to put our faith in action to overcome the time lapse
we experience on earth. The best strategy “to wait” for a promise is to see it
as a done deal. It has already happened or taken place. You on earth have “to stand”
(not waver) as they say. It means waiting with the assurance the outcome,
or result has already taken place. It just has to materialize and become visible.
Let’s get into some examples.
With the the corona virus and the botched election is where people after a few months began to say to the prophets. You have to apologize. It has taken a few months now and it has not happened. You were wrong (that was their own Western interpretation). You are a false prophet (inaccurate would have been a kinder expression!)
Remember John related his predictions on the island of Patmos two thousand years ago. They still have not come to pass. Does this mean he is wrong, and that he is a false prophet? No. some predictions take time and conditions for the predicted to come to pass.
Back to where we were.These two last sentences were the wrong conclusion,
because these are interpretations by Western standards.
Another example is
when Elijah prophesied the queen Jezebel would be eaten by dogs.
This took place many years after he had been taken up to heaven!
ADJUST to God’s time frame, and deal with conditional increments, such as with the issues of the election.
Do you realize that if certain conditions are not met, we are in a time warp?
We are the ants who can only see in front and back. Only from great heights where God and even the eagle are, the whole picture can be seen.
Remember Trump”s slogan “to drain the swamp?” In retrospect we can see now, that it is painful, but all these ugly things in the last months had to be exposed. The latest coming to light is that not only the Democratic party was involved, but the Republicans are complicit, in looking they other way.
They allowed the evil to go on.
The most painful and disgusting is the third group, the (often) mega churches
where sex-trafficking and selling of children has taken place. Am not talking about the members,
but the pastors!!! In the earthly realm that has at least been going on since the 90ties??
That is three decades. Impossible to purge and rectify within 6 months.
Then, after one evil is exposed, God can weigh people’s reactions, and watch their actions to remedy the situation. Up, to the next issue that He thinks needs to be exposed. Hope you get my drift.
We may inadvertently see God as Santa Claus.
Our wishes are fulfilled on Christmas day.
It may apply to some tangible things but mindsets and habits having gone on for 30 years
will take a whole lot more time of change than 6 months.
Forget finding your wishes underneath the Christmas tree. We all need to work on this purge and reset together.
Also for the ones who have not strayed from the narrow path. God needs
your intercession for his mercy and grace to come about to pass.
Thank God there is a remnant, but a sacrifice of your time is needed
to be the humble ones God requires.
Bombard heaven with your cries for His grace and mercy for him
to hear and save this land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Last weeks of June everyone here start talking about what
they are going to do for July 4th, Independence day, parties, barbecues!
Since it is already in the 90ties F, it will be anything quick
and something to cool off. The bowl on the right
is a crowd pleaser with ice cream and fruit.