Friday, October 30, 2009

A Call to Anguish

As you may have noticed from some of my recent blog posts there is a lot of news these days that can be very frightening. Many people are worried about what could happen and might be in our nation. While it is important to consider future implications of current events, it is also easy to fall into the trap of prophesying a "soon doom" that in actuality may or may not happen. My goal for mentioning public occurances on this blog is not to be an alarmist (creating needless worry or panic), instead, I try to highlight events that do happen and/or are scheduled to happen, but probably from a different perspective than the leftist media. I hope the information and resources you find here will help you be more informed and therefore a better influence to those around you.

"One basic technique [to control people] is to keep them ignorant. Educated people are not as easy to manipulate. Abolishing public education or restricting access to education would be the direct approach. That would spill the beans. The indirect approach is to control the education they receive." ~Charley Reese ("How to Control People")

Another goal I have is to challenge you to strengthen your walk with God and from time to time I try to suggest resources that will help you do that. We know from the Bible that persecution of the church is coming. We as Christians need to be prepared...MUST be prepared. It was in prison that Bonhoeffer began to question his faith and the relevance of Jesus Christ, but his faith and commitment to God held firm...and he died for what he believed. It is so easy for me to want to be comfortable, to relax, to enjoy life, I want to believe that we are safe in America and dismiss the idea that our faith could be tested. Is that all I'm living for? Am I merely concerned with what is happening? Or does the state of our nation and our world drive me to anguish, sorrow, grief and heartache?

"The bravest are those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, both the glory and danger alike, and yet nevertheless, go out to meet it." -Thucydides

Listen to the following excerpts from David Wilkerson’s soul-stirring sermon on anguish and after seven minutes your passion for true revival may never be the same. This is very powerful!

This video originated from http://braveheartedgospel.com

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3 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow. Very eye-opening...lots to think about.

Thanks for sharing it with us! Keep these posts coming, bro! ;)

Melinda said...

I've heard that before, it is very powerful. Even though it isn't easy information to take in, I think it has put some things in perspective for me. Thanks for sharing all your findings. I learned a lot and I have a lot to think and pray about.

Ashley said...

Wow... thanks for sharing