In response to:
May 16, 2012 Echoes of Eternity
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7
The enemies are within, My child. Over the years you have given room for hiding places for them. They are permitted to plague you until your repentance is complete. Complete repentance means a final and absolute turning from the sin-filled fantasies and thoughts you have indulged. A holy hatred of the Babylonish garment is required.
As long as the harassing fears and foreboding come, fight against them with the weapons I have provided- believing prayer and grateful praise. They cannot prevail against these, and their attacks will turn to blessing.
“Before The Deluge”
You articulated something he sang about in this verse.
“Some of them knew pleasure
And some of them knew pain
And for some of them it was only the moment that mattered
And on the brave and crazy wings of youth
They went flying around in the rain
And their feathers, once so fine, grew torn and tattered
And in the end they traded their tired wings
For the resignation that living brings
And exchanged love’s bright and fragile glow
For the glitter and the rouge
And in the moment they were swept before the deluge”
We’ve both experienced what he sang about in that song. That we can get up this morning and receive a word from the throne of grace AFTER the deluge is a testimony to God’s love. To exchange love’s bright and fragile glow for the glitter and the rouge is not where it’s at today. The “dazzle” you referred to comes in many forms. Some are extreme–like the rush of a pipe or needle or the counterfeit glow from a fifth of Jack. Others are subtle–like an embrace of moral relativity and telling myself (buying the lie) that “God did not really didn’t mean that! C’mon Dad! You want THAT thing exposed?”
I guess he does.