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" How Do We Live? "
    "Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, of what sort ought you to be in holy behavior and godliness, looking for and earnestly hastening unto the coming of the Day of God, through which the heavens will be dissolved, being set on fire, and the elements will melt with intense burning? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and without blemish" (2Pt3:11-14)
As Paul foretold today, the "last days", we live in "perilous times"
    "For men [are] lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, unyielding, slanderers, without self-control, savage, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away." (2Ti2:1-5)
In addition, as Jesus said would be the case, there are "wars and rumors of wars", and earthquakes, famine, pestilence, people being persecuted and killed, false prophets. (Mt24:6-13)

In addition, there are the things the Bible doesn't mention specifically by modern terminology, but there is HAARP energy technology that is said to be capable of inducing earthquakes and changing the weather, and some speculate it is already being used. Some seeing blue energy hue in the sky speak of time/space/vortex technology. Some watch space for all the things flying out there, some headed in the direction of earth. Betelgeuse is said to be nearing fuel-depletion, and will soon go into super-nova such that when it happens, it will be as though we have two suns, and there will be no night (darkness).(Zec14:7) Some speak of astronomical objects coming to earth, causing it to stop rotating, reversing rotational direction, resuming again, magnetic poles flipping a few times, of continents splitting apart, and such.

    "The earth has been badly broken! The earth is split open and cracked through! The earth has shaken greatly and is tottering! Like a drunkard the earth is staggering back and forth! And it sways to and fro like a hut! Its transgressions have been heavy upon it; and it shall fall and not rise again." (Is24:19-20)
Many of the world speak of UFOs and aliens. Some believe that aliens are presently living on earth amongst us. Those with more specific knowledge speak of the 'return' of the ancient 'gods' of mythology. Where did those god's come from in the first place? From the "days of Noah" (Mt24:37) when the demons spawned hybrid creatures with women...."men of renown" (Ge6:4) And Daniel prophesies that something similar will happen during the end-time kingdom with hybrid-like interbreeding. (Dan2:43) Some are putting forth information on current nano-technology which also uses recombinant DNA technology to intermix genetics and technology.

Not to mention, the politically oriented machinations of certain UN AGENDA 21 orientations that seek to eventually purposely kill off vast segments of humanity, reducing it down to 10% of the present population for the purposes of 'restoring' MOTHER EARTH into "sustainability".

It's not necessary to provide resources to all these topics: if you are reading this, it means you have internet access and can look up a whole multitude of links, and expand your search on any single one of these topics; and if a person delves out far enough, one can paint quite a bleak picture of imminent doom, catastrophe and annihilation.

And then there's the aspect for which reason this ministry exists: The holy living of Biblical Christians, in stark contrast to the sinful world that surrounds us and would seek to divert us from God's holy righteous path; and following Jesus Christ. (Heb12:1-2)

A recent visitor to the website asks:

    "How are we as believers supposed to live in these difficult days. Do we worry? Do we go into a wilderness? Should we not have any fear and just live in joy and peace?"
I suspect each person is going to approach life differently. I enjoy riding motorcycle; some are deathly afraid of them. Many years ago I have flown in small planes, and enjoyed when the pilot would turn the wheel over to me to fly around. Parasailing was fun; although more peaceful and 'calm' than I would have imagined before I actually did it.

But that tall slide, that was another thing. Years ago when camping in the Black Hills of SDakota, we went to this water sports area that had this -tall- slide. From the ground it didn't look so impressive. But climb up the stairs and at the top, looking down to the pool of water, seemingly almost -straight- down, it was 'scary' to anticipate pushing off. But once sliding... extremely exhilarating.

Perhaps anticipating all the things that are about to come are like that water slide? Or perhaps like jumping out of the plane to skydive? What will the Rapture be like? If we die and then are resurrected, what are the "gates of death" like? (Job38:17) Supposing we are called on to go through persecution? Supposing the government decides it's time to round up the Christians and put us in concentration camps, with everything that entails?

Do Christians -never- have any fear?

    "For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened exceedingly, beyond strength, so that we despaired even of life. Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us, in whom we hope that He will still deliver us" (2Co1:8-10)
That word "despair" is way past mere 'fear' isn't it.
    "When I am afraid I trust in You." (Ps56:3)
Notice the psalmist does not chastise himself for -being- afraid. There are some so-called christians who will chastise anybody who admits to being afraid, as though their fear is a lack of trusting God. That to fear indicates a sinful and backslidden heart. But notice the words: "when" I am afraid. In other words, there -are- going to be times of fear in this life. But what does the Christian do with the fear? Recognize that the fear is there, it is natural; but then, TRUST GOD! Are there worries?
    "In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul." (Ps94:19)

    "casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares about you" (1Pt5:7)

If persecution comes? Jesus said...
    "But when they persecute you in this city, flee to another" (Mt10:23)
And when the early church was persecuted and fled...
    "Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the Word." (Ac8:4)
Sometimes the "fleeing" will put one in the wilderness, like Elijah when he was running from Jezebel. Sometimes we are wounded and need time to heal. God sends the ravens to feed us. (1Ki17:4) But then He says, "Arise, go..." (vs9) "Go, present yourself to Ahab..." (18:1) Get up, get going, get back to work.

Do we live in joy and peace? Certainly.

    "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." (Php4:6-7)
The thing that characterizes my heart in these days (not saying that everybody feels exactly as I do) is eager anticipation of the fulfillment of current events, to result in the establishment of Messiah's Kingdom of Peace and Justice. Sometimes when I see news events I often mutter within myself, "Let's get -ON- with it! Let's get this world leveled and destroyed, and let Messiah straighten up all the mess that the devil has had his hands in." When I see the news of tornadoes, floods, earthquakes; interspersed with commercials with naked females, promotion of perversity and demons, and all things related: "Just SWEEP IT ALL AWAY! Get rid of it all!" And set up...
    "...His kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on, even forever." (Is9:7b)
As Peter says, "earnestly hastening"; and John closes with, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus" (Re22:20)

We are looking for the "new heavens...IN WHICH RIGHTEOUSNESS DWELLS". If we are anticipating going there, our earnest desire is to be living such a way as to be found "spotless"; the Church "not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish" (Eph5:27b)

We are looking to be "like" Jesus, because we will see Him "as He is", therefore our goal is to be -pure- "just as He is pure" (1Jn3:2-3)

So then...are we to be joining together in ecumenism, unity and love; "tearing down walls" of doctrinal differences that divide us, dialoguing and "having conversation" with every wind of doctrine that is blowing by and swirling about in tornadoes of activity? (Eph4:14) Those who 'twist' (2Pt3:16) and 'wrangle' with the truth, and having a form of godliness but are "liars, and the truth is not in" them? (1Jn2:4)

    "From such withdraw yourself" ... "from such people turn away" (1Ti6:5, 2Ti3:5)
And certainly, it will be those very people who will come against us with persecution. Jesus said they will...
    "...put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they do not know the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you" (Jn16:2-4)
As one looks, overall, at the days in which we live, Jesus says...
    "See that you are not troubled..." (Mt24:6)
Amen!

See also: Psalm 46:1-11


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