The Only Constant You Have
For several evenings this past week I have sat down to begin writing a blog, only to find that words escape me. Days of caregiving run on and on and become a blur. Holy Spirit did intervene at some point and correct the way I was trying - in my own imagination - to plan and orchestrate the way John would leave this world and enter into Glory. He spoke to me in the way a parent reproves a child and said, "You have wrapped these days to come in a nice, tidy little package that suits you. I tell you to hand that tidy little package over to Me. Give it into My hands. It will not be easy as much more is required of you. These are not your plans, but MINE. Will you trust me? Will you stay the course?"
I have repented. I have asked forgiveness. I was trying to plan the future as if any of it is up to me! This word from the Lord was then followed, the very next morning by a prophetic word sent out by Marsha Burns. Through her the Lord said, "Refuse to be rattled by startling challenges when things do not go the way you expected. Roll with the punches and do the best you can with the unexpected. Stay steady and go with the flow of the only constant you have - MY SPIRIT."
See Marsha's website here: ft111.com/
These messages are so startlingly similar it would be impossible to miss what God is trying to show me - and perhaps others as well. It reminds me of an old adage we used to toss around: "Man makes his plans and God laughs." Please do not misunderstand. I truly do not feel God is laughing at me. I know that ultimately He is trying to prepare me to walk a road that may turn out to be much more challenging than I have anticipated. I have handed my "tidy little package" of plans over to the One who created me, the One who holds the plans for every one of His children's lives; plans to prosper us and not to harm us. His words of caution did not frighten me. On the contrary it gave me peace to remember that I am not in control, but the One who holds the future is!
I will trust Him. I will stay the course. I will keep the vows I made to love, honor and cherish my husband until death parts us. I will do my best not to get rattled by startling challenges! Life is full of those for everyone right now. So much uncertainty in all our lives as we wonder if our bank accounts will disappear, if our country will be at war, even if our children are safe in school. Every one of us must resolve to "stay steady and go with the flow of the only constant we have - THE RUACH, THE SPIRIT OF GOD!
In closing I'm posting a link below to a VERY fascinating article about the Ark of the Covenant, written by Michael Snyder. As we continue on our own paths, walking with the Lord, we MUST keep our focus on Israel (as I am always exhorting)! This article, and the follow-up article (both linked below) reminds us that our God is getting ready to do some very wondrous things in the days ahead!
My dear friends, time seems to me to be greatly accelerated, like one of those metal tops I would pump and spin when I was a tiny girl. The harder you pumped the handle, the faster the top would spin until it pretty much "fell off its axis"! Is God pumping the handle of the planet Earth to cause it to spin faster? One might wonder.
I say this partly because of the rapid advancement of signs and markers of the last days, as recorded in the Bible. Most of us have been keenly aware of the obvious advancement of a group of worldwide globalists and their various organizations and agencies, who are clearly marching rapidly toward an agenda to create a New World Order that basically controls the population. But this Blog is not intended to discuss the World Economic Forum or the United Nations or the World Health Organization. No, in this Blog I want to raise awareness of the grand opening of an "Inter-Faith Center of Religion" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is known as the Abrahamic Family House.
Quoting from Religion News Service, dated February 17, an article by Knox Thames states, "The road to Thursday’s opening began with Pope Francis’ February 2019 trip to the UAE, where he met with the grand imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb, leader of the oldest Islamic educational institute in the world. Their meeting ended with their signing of the Document on Human Fraternity, which set ambitious goals to foster interfaith understanding. The Emirates also has a long tradition of tolerance, with Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other port cities historically serving as an opening to the world. Two hundred different nationalities now make their homes and do business in the UAE and generally enjoy freedom of worship. We remain committed to harnessing the power of mutual respect, understanding and diversity to achieve shared progress,” UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on Thursday. Soon a new Hindu temple will open in Abu Dhabi, further diversifying the religious landscape."
There are a few words from this article that we need to pull out of the text and thoroughly examine. Words like tolerance, mutual respect, understanding, and diversity. Those words sound really appealing, don't they? You could even look into the Scriptures and find places where they are appropriately used to teach us how to treat our neighbor. But we MUST, especially at this point, take our Lord's warning from Matthew 24:4 very seriously: "Watch that no one deceives you!" These fluffy, enticing words truly are being used to move the world's people to unify into a One World Religion led by a False Prophet, as foretold in the book of Revelation (read Rev. 13:11-15). I went to the website of the Abrahamic Family House and read their stated goals and have pasted them here:
Change is Possible
We believe that it is possible to change an individual’s harmful prejudices, which leads to a restorative and empowering shift in their community.
By crafting new intentional spiritual communities, Abrahamic House will lead to transformative relationships, from ignorance and stereotypes to solidarity and service.
You can find their website at this link: www.abrahamichouse.org/
I am praying right now that Holy Spirit will open all our eyes wide to see and hear the deceptions in these words. It's the old "hate speech" rhetoric. We are being told that if we don't "change our harmful prejudices" we are preventing restoration and unity of all peoples. If we do not accept all the world's religions as equally good, and see the importance of coming together as ONE FAITH, then we are exhibiting ignorance and guilty of stereotyping others.
I can only imagine that if one visits these ninety-eight foot tall, magnificent structures, looking heavenward through the shining sunlight of the desert, greeted by people who are welcoming everyone equally with loving embraces and spewing forth their mantras of unity, tolerance, restoration, and solidarity, it would not be difficult to be swept right into the deception and find ourselves marching headlong into the One World Religion.
We who are Believers in and worship the Holy One of Israel and His Son, our Savior, Jesus/Yeshua, are going to have to boldly acknowledge that He IS exclusive! He loves all people, and shed His blood for every sinner that would accept Him as Lord and Savior; but that IS the exception, isn't it? Our faith requires that we believe that Salvation is in Him alone. I am certain that is why the NAME OF JESUS/YESHUA is forbidden in these three centers of worship. The Scriptures below are just a few that boldly remind us what we are told about the faith that we uphold:
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)
This is what God, our Deliverer, regards as good; this is what meets his approval. He wants all humanity to be delivered and come to full knowledge of the truth. For God is one and there is but one Mediator between God and humanity, Yeshua the Messiah (1 Timothy 2:3-5)
“Pay attention to everything I have said to you; do not invoke the names of other gods or even let them be heard crossing your lips. (Exodus 23:13)
For in Messiah Yeshua all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Messiah, who is the head over every power and authority. (Colossians 2:9-10).
We are in the last days, my friends, and these are times that will demand steadfast, unwavering faith without compromise. So I close this exhortation with a word from Jude 1:3: Dear friends, I was busily at work writing to you about the salvation we share, when I found it necessary to write, urging you to keep contending earnestly for the faith which was once and for all passed on to God’s people.
To the ONLY GOD OUR SAVIOR be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Christ Jesus our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
Kelly Ferrari Mills