Tuesday, January 12, 2021

In Turbulent Times - Focus On Jesus!

Bobservations Column
By Pastor Bob Lawrenz

I pray that all is well with you as you read this, and that your hearts and minds are focused on Jesus Christ, our Savior, Redeemer, Provider, Protector, and our Salvation! As I wrote to our Church members in an email yesterday, things are heating up quickly in Washington, DC.

The United States, and indeed the whole World are about to enter an unprecedented time of change. This will be this generation’s 9-1-1. The changes will ultimately be for our good, as stated in Romans 8:28-

“And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, and are the called according to His purpose,” but change is always disruptive, if not outright difficult. Nonetheless, the Lord always has us in mind when He brings things to pass. The 29th verse that follows speaks of changes to take place, and how reformative they will be for believers, and how glorifying they will be to Jesus.

Jeremiah 29:11 indicates that things in this life will be challenging at times, but if we are following the Lord, He will bring us to where He wants us to be… His expected end and the culmination of His plans for us, namely to be with Him for eternity.  Romans 5 speaks of tribulation in this world, trials to endure, and the Holy Spirit to guide us through. Romans 5:3-5 says,  “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience, and patience, experience; and experience, hope:  And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

The corruption of this world is about to be exposed. If you are familiar with this vague and hidden group referred to as “QAnon,” they came into being as a result of the November 22, 1962 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Even then the corruption of the world system was beyond comprehension, and the group that formed as a result of the assassination realized that it would not be cleaned up overnight. But it is coming!

The trials and changes that we are about to embark on will be transformative in the US Government, and the Leadership of the Oval Office. Many nations around the world will be impacted by the events of the next month or so, and arrests will be made for treasonous acts against the United States. The Transfer of Power expected on January 20th will not be as the Mainstream Media outlets are preparing to report; indeed these next weeks may see an end to CNN, MSNBC, CSNBC, and the rest of them. Large corporations will be scrutinized heavily for who and what they support. And in spite of what you will be hearing about the President traveling from Washington to Texas and to Arizona later this week, rest assured that it’s a false narrative, because he is not in Washington DC at this time. The media spin will be incredible, so be forewarned: as they all lied about Trump’s collusion with Russia for the past four years, they have earned the reputation of being untrustworthy in the reports they broadcast to the nation, and to the world. Do not believe what you hear and see in the media, it will be nothing but the false information that they want you to believe.

Social Media outlets like Facebook and Twitter are going through drastic changes, and these changes will continue for a while, some even disappearing from Cyberspace altogether. Google and Amazon are already scrambling to cover their sixes for past policies. The First Amendment Right to Free Speech has been in peril because Social Media giants are privately held. They are now living in fear for what they know is coming in the near future.

Travel and movement may be hindered until the turmoil quiets and the dust settles from all the changes, This is to be expected, particularly if Martial Law is declared here in The States. The scriptures tell us “to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,” in Titus 3:1; and in 1 Peter 2:13-17, we read, “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors; as unto that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For this is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as servants of God. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.”

Keep looking up, and the Lord will guide us through the tumult!

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