I think in my own case, that I need something special to 'pick me up' and keep me going, so as not to 'let the fire go out' in my life of service to the Lord. Scripture says, 'that we are not to forsake the frequent gathering of ourselves' -- that means attend the scheduled meetings at a Bible teaching church regularly, if at all possible ! I know that I have complained too much, too often about my own physical pains, fractures and struggles.... sorry. But whatever the case, we all need to make sure that we go to the RIGHT church [Congregation] that uses the KJV Bible, and teaches the Truth about it. Pick up folks that need a ride, and try to look after them too.
I just need to say that "Prepping" for emergencies and societal break downs that MUST come to the world, and the USA, is ONLY a "Stop-gap" between NOW, MARCH 20TH, 2015 --- to the Rapture. Period. Trusting in God and bible prophecy is what / where our real hope and trust lies. In fact, to a degree, those who put their trust in the sons of mortal men will be very disappointed and lost ! I keep pounding my drum: Bad times MUST happen in the near future in order that Prophecy will be fulfilled. Things will happen on their own, but when things slow down or turn the "wrong way" our God gives things a 'nudge.'
So, when people place an undue pressure or energy, a primary surge of power toward 'Saving the USA' or the world, we just MIGHT be working against God's divine purpose for the world !! Think about it, friends. Only the Son of God, Jesus, can and will Save us -- in the Rapture, and those Left Behind, that were somehow not given the chance to hear about the Gospel... called the 'Tribulation Saints.' And to qualify for Paradise, most of them will have to literally 'lose their heads.' But the "Church [Congregation] of Saints" who live now, have the hope of the Rapture, and that could come at any time.
An EMP device could bring us back to the horse and buggy days without any electricity, power, water pumping ability, and perhaps modern day Health care/ Hospital services, and that would kill most of us living here in America! ! And here lies the reason for that kind of thinking: The U.S.A. -- America, is never mentioned in the Bible -- so go figure! But places like Russia, Egypt, and Turkey ARE mentioned, along with the "Center of the World, Israel ! I am just saying that it COULD happen, and because of the U.S. messing up according to Genesis 12: 3, hurting Israel, dissing and threatening her, we would deserve it too. So, it is possible that to Save most of the Christians on earth, the Lord might then Rapture us at that time.... it's just possible.
What the heck are we praying for at Matthew 6: 9 ?? "Let your Kingdom come; Let your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, etc" God's Will is that the heavens shall be cleaned, and also the earth down below, with Satan and his demons, to be thrown down into a bottomless pit for 1000 years, then let loose over the earth for one last time, a short time, after 1000 years of dark captivity, and then pitched into the 'Lake of fire' -- forever ! As 'free moral agents' [not robots] humankind has a choice. There is no middle ground, and according to Revelation 21: 8, 'Cowards' are the first on the list to be condemned to hell. [But the fearful, and unbelieving, and ]---Rev. If you don't commit to making up your mind, God will automatically put you with the 'bad guys.' Better to take and make an ACTIVE STAND, NOW ! Pretend that you are back in the Army or Marines, you MUST follow orders. If you heart is not where it should be, ASK GOD TO GIVE YOU A NEW HEART !! I have done that a few times, and it worked. I still have much to work on, but I know that I am on the right path.
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BTW, that new book I've been reading/ studying that I got from Terry Harrison, is honestly helping my own marriage! "THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES." --- by Chapman. It also has scripture in it, and I believe that the author is Christian too. Remember: You cannot change anybody on earth... except yourself. But when you take positive steps to improve and change yourself for the better -- it seems to rub off on your spouse and other people around you. Unless your spouse is just totally damaged, and so destructive, negative, greedy and selfish. I urge you all to buy a copy and READ IT ! It can't hurt, and on-line, the cost is about $8., USD. The wound on my ankle is FINALLY started to heal and make good progress, as I check in at the Iron Mtn., VAMC "Wound Specialist," Steve Gartland, a good man who cares for his patients/ Veterans! Thank You, Steve, for all your service and kindness !