Dark Clouds (it’s no secret)

*Survival thoughts

Today, millions of Americans say they believe the United States is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression. But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for this to happen.

The sad truth is most Americans would last little more than a month on what they have stored up in their homes. Most of us are so used to running out to the supermarket or to Wal-Mart for whatever we need that we never even stop to consider what would happen if suddenly we were not able to do that.

Already the U.S. economy is starting to stumble (thanks to the hidden elites) about like a drunken frat boy. All it would take for the entire U.S. to resemble New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina would be for a major war (or an ongoing war to increase), a terror attack (false flags), a deadly pandemic (CDC controlled release) or a massive natural disaster (or HAARP weather manipulation) to strike at just the right time and push the teetering U.S. economy over the edge.

Just how would you survive if you suddenly could not rely on the huge international corporate giants (big box stores, grocery chains, etc) ? Do you have a plan? What is plan “B” for you and yours? Who are you trusting now for your needs?

Unless you already live in a cave or you are a complete and total mindless follower of the establishment media, you should be able to see very clearly that regardless of how many positive thoughts you think or meditative moments you have, society is more vulnerable now than it ever has been.

We have a world that is full of lunatics in positions of power, and if one of them decides (and they will one day) to set off a nuclear, chemical or biological weapon in a major city it could paralyze an entire region. War could erupt in the Middle East at literally any moment, and if it does the price of oil will double or triple (at least) and there is the possibility that much of the entire world could be drawn into the conflict.

Scientists believe a massive high-altitude EMP (electromagnetic pulse) blast could send large portions of the United States back to the stone age in an instant (that might be interesting). In addition, there is the constant threat that the outbreak of a major viral pandemic (bio-weapons) could kill tens of millions of people around the globe and paralyze the economies of the world (which is the hidden agenda from behind the scenes).

But even without all of that, the truth is that the U.S. economy is going to collapse one day; or dramatically change as so that not everyone would benefit equally. So just think of what will happen if one (or more) of those things does happen on top of all the economic problems we are already having.

If you’re not trusting God-Jesus Christ to get you through, you better have plan “B” God WILL supply our needs without bondage to the world. And what you might need right now IS the Lord; He’s still listening for a plea from you. As long as you draw breath, there is time!

Mk 13:13 “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. ”

Rom 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Credit: more so to Frank M.
Certain Additions by Moraldiplomat

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This Day

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On this day ……

Mend a quarrel. Search out a forgotten friend. Without evidence or insight, dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in a word or deed. Reacquaint yourself with a King James Bible.

Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive and love an enemy. Listen to people’s concerns. Comfort others with wisdom and God’s truths. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Flout envy. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Appreciate, be kind, be gentle. Laugh a little more.

Walk in confidence. Take up arms against malice, anti-freedoms. Decry complacency. Hate evil. Seek peace and ensue it. Express your gratitude. Worship God, rebuke other false gods. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still again. Speak it still once again.

On this day …think about where you stand with God!

Lk 3:9 “And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”

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Trust Me

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One evening a man was out walking, but he had become so absorbed is his own thoughts that, without realizing, had wandered way off course and was now completely lost. It was getting late and cold and would soon be dark. An hour or so passed and it was now pitch-black. He began to feel afraid and his steps became quicker and unsteady.

Suddenly, something underneath him gave way and he fell. He tumbled down and down and just as he way about to fall over a ledge, he managed to grab onto a branch. But, he was now just hanging there; no way to climb back up and nothing but darkness below him.

“Help! Somebody!! Please… Help me!” he cried out. But no one came; it was a desolate place. He was terrified. His hands were freezing cold and he was losing his grip on the branch.

There was no one to help!! In sheer desperation this man, who was an atheist, calls out to God, “Please… please… if you’re there… God… please help me, save me and I will believe in you always!!”

Suddenly, and to his amazement, a voice echoed all around him, “Trust Me… Let Go… I’ve Got You… Trust In Me.”

The man looked around him and below him and thought for a moment, then he mumbled to himself, “Let go? Trust? You must think I’m mad?? No way!”

This story doesn’t always end like this but I think that many people find themselves in this man’s situation. Maybe not necessarily hanging from a branch in the middle of no where, but never the less in a desperate situation where all their deepest instincts are telling them just to let go, to surrender themselves to that small still voice whom we know deep down is God reaching out to us; yet we resist, we hesitate …fearing to reach back and drop… into what our physical senses show to be unknown, with just trust. But we are so full of doubt and fear that they we just cling on to our problem even tighter instead.

The alternate ending to this story is that the desperate man, sensing he has little choice, decides to let go. He falls into the void below, but moments later he finds himself on solid ground. It had been so dark that he could never have known that the ground was no more than about 7ft below. He was safe and unharmed. What’s more, it turns out that the ground he has landed on is a pathway; the pathway he had been searching for all along – the route home!

To me, this whole story is an awesome metaphor for having the courage to trust what is deepest within us or that voice answering from on high, from the Heavens above-God, no matter what, to have the nerve to surrender ourselves to Someone greater than us.

We will get a beautiful surprise. The dark void is actually the world of unbelievers, lost self-thinking, idea grabbers- New age beliefs that are very old and proven unreliable. The ‘ground’ below is actually the “Foundation”, which is another way of saying The One True God. This is most definitely the way home!

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Is 43:11 “I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”

Is 44:6 “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”

Is 44:8 “Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.”

Is 45:5 “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: ...”

Is 45:6 “That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.”

Is 45:21 “Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.”

Jn 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”

Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. ”

1 Jn 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

Rom 8:9 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.”

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Hos 6:1 “Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. “

A Story Of Transformation

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I wasn’t going to post this; but I don’t know, somehow, I could relate to the following to some degree,…maybe many degrees- Maybe you will too; thanks Evan.” –Moraldiplomat

 

“There was a time in my life, a long time ago, when I felt very lonely in the world. Do you know what it is like to feel you will never be loved ? To never feel truly understood? To feel that when people see you, they are not seeing the real you – and they don’t even try to see the real you. It is like the real you is invisible to everyone but yourself – and everyone thinks you are somebody you are really not. To be next to a person and feel so far away. That kind of loneliness is even more lonely than being just by yourself. At least by myself, I can just be me. I can feel who I am.

I felt as if my life had no real value to anyone, and thus no value for myself. For me, this was worse than “death”, because death seems a relief from loneliness.

The tears of loneliness are one of the most painful experiences I have ever felt in my life. They are not tears of the body, but those of the soul. I wondered, why live when it seems so much easier to be dead?

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To be born into the world with so many people, and all your life feel alone. The present and the future seemed to stretch out into one long eternity. To tell you the truth, I did think of ending my life. But my heart told me, “That is against the law of both nature and God.” Were I to end my life, I think I would have only been creating more suffering for myself in the next life. But if an angel had come in those dark times and asked me if I wanted to leave this world, I would have gladly gone with her.

And that is how I knew I was in hell. If heaven is the place where you never want to leave, then hell must be the place where you always want to leave but can’t. The place worse than death. And for me, loneliness is such a place, and it is one such a hell. Always wanting to leave, but not knowing how, seeing no way out, and no one to save you. And this hell was inside me, and I carried it everywhere I went, all the time, unable to be free. If only I could be delivered, for I did not know how to deliver myself.

But an angel never came. Nobody came. Nobody came to save me. Nobody came to understand. The only person in the world, it seemed, was me. I was all alone, as it had always been, and seemed it always would be.

And in this darkness, I saw the only way out into the light… love. Love can save you. Love is the only way out of hell. Not someone loving you, because you can never expect anybody to love you. But you loving someone else. If no one loves you, at least you can love someone else. Love, without expecting love in return.

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And God, Who is love; He saved me! He will save you too, if but in your loneliness you call out to Him.

There are others who are suffering in the hell of loneliness – love them so they need not suffer as you have suffered. Live so that others need not experience the hell you have experienced. A gentle eye, a kind word, a helping hand, a patient ear, a ministering heart, a generous smile… these are the free acts of love you can give to ease the suffering of others. These acts of love take away loneliness – both their loneliness and yours. And they add to love – both theirs and yours.

I can’t guarantee anyone will ever love you back in the way you need to be loved. Love is always a choice, made freely by people and by fate. But I can guarantee that the love you choose to give freely, returns to you freely to live inside your heart. As love lives, so you live in love. For in the love you give to others, lies the seed of heaven. The hell of loneliness you once felt gradually fades away into the past. Love has the power to transform hell into heaven.

If you don’t understand any of this, then you are blessed, because you have not experienced the hell of loneliness, and so do not understand its language. Perhaps you live surrounded by love – or perhaps you feel you do not need love. But if you do understand the hell of loneliness, then know you are not alone. I know it may seem no one cares, but I care. That is why I write this for you. To let you know that you are not as alone as you may believe. And you need not envy those who never seem to have been lonely, for you are blessed too.

Yes, you are blessed too, even though you may not see it now. You are blessed because you have the chance to be stronger than others, for true strength is born from the ability to accept life and love and overcome weakness. You have the chance to know how to love, for those who have never been loved have no choice but to love others – or die.

The chance to always carry and feel love inside your heart, for that is the beginning and ending place of all love. To be a true survivor, for only those who have suffered can be said to have survived, and it is only the survivors who can become the true leaders and ministers of faith, hope and love. It is you who are blessed, because you have the chance to gain the power to transform hell into heaven, for only those who have been to hell can transform it into heaven. ”

Credit: Evan L.

Thanks Evan

Remember, even in times of loneliness, God is only a prayer away. He will never leave His own.

Heb 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. ”

Deut 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Rom 8:9 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN THE LORD!
1 Sam 30:6 “…………………..but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

Rom 13:8 “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Unending Journey

 

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Love should always remain hopeful and positive in the difficult journey that follows along life’s “bumpy detours and highways”.

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Love should never lead dreamers astray, left to stumble and stammer along the “narrow muddy paths” of unfulfilled love, nor leave them alone to pass the dark and shadowy graveyards on the “lonely boulevards” of broken hearts, strewn with unkept promises and shattered dreams of “what was to be”.

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Love should always be alert and avoid the uncompromising gray sidewalk of the “two way street” of opposite direction and conflict and seek the sunny “one way street” of like attraction, goals, aims, purposes and desires.

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So always drive on the “high road” on life’s golden carpet down the “yellow brick road” to love and life’s grand “promenades” and elegant “thoroughfares,” leaving together to follow and smell the sweet scents and fragrances that waif and rise to greet and linger in the air.

 

 

 

Lord, I’m Grateful

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God, how can I say thanks for all you’ve done for me?
For standing beside me on the lonely road of fear,
For lifting me out of the dry valley of despair,
For holding me close during the thundering storms of doubt,

Lord, I’m grateful.
For walking before me through the dark forest of dread,
For carrying me over the river of worry,
For bathing me in the fountain of peace,

Lord, I am grateful.
For clothing me with the robe of your forgiveness,
For covering me with the veil of your mercy,
For pouring over me the essence of hope,

Lord, I am grateful.

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LETTING GO OF RESENTMENTS

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A story tells of a merchant in a small town who had identical twin sons. The boys worked for their father in the department store he owned and, when he died, they took over the store.

Everything went well until the day a dollar bill disappeared. One of the brothers had left the bill on the cash register and walked outside with a customer. When he returned, the money was gone.

He asked his brother, “Did you see that dollar bill on the cash register?” His brother replied that he had not.

But the young man kept probing and questioning. He would not let it alone. “Dollar bills just don’t get up and walk away! Surely you must have seen it!”

There was subtle accusation in his voice. Tempers began to rise. Resentment set in. Before long, a deep and bitter chasm divided the young men. They refused to speak. They finally decided they could no longer work together and a dividing wall was built down the center of the store. For twenty years hostility and bitterness grew, spreading to their families and to the community.

Then one day a man in an automobile licensed in another state stopped in front of the store. He walked in and asked the clerk, “How long have you been here?”

The clerk replied that he’d been there all his life. The customer said, “I must share something with you. Twenty years ago I was “riding the rails” and came into this town in a boxcar. I hadn’t eaten for three days. I came into this store from the back door and saw a dollar bill on the cash register. I put it in my pocket and walked out. All these years I haven’t been able to forget that. I know it wasn’t much money, but I had to come back and ask your forgiveness.”

The stranger was amazed to see tears well up in the eyes of this middle-aged man. “Would you please go next door and tell that same story to the man in the store?” he said. Then the man was even more amazed to see two middle-aged men, who looked very much alike, embracing each other and weeping together in the front of the store.

After twenty years, the brokenness was mended. The wall of resentment that divided them came down.

It is so often the little things that finally divide people- words spoken in haste; criticisms; accusations; resentments. And once divided, they may never come together again.

The solution, of course, is to let it go. There is really nothing particularly profound about learning to let go of little resentments. But for fulfilling and lasting relationships, letting them go is a must. Refuse to carry around bitterness and you may be surprised at how much energy you have left for building bonds with those you love.

John 8:2-12, “And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

*Who ever you follow, if His name is not Jesus, then you are following the wrong one having no light in their life and will always continue to walk in darkness ….

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