Remembering the Golden Rule in Desperate Times
We have desperate times ahead. I don’t normally like to make sure statements on the future… but barring divine intervention… I don’t see any possible way that this nation will avoid some severely desperate times soon.
In the next 12 months we might witness a complete breakdown of society in the US… we might well see martial law, the detention of millions of innocent civilians, explosions, fire, toxic rain and famine.
These are the sorts of conditions we’ve seen depicted in entertainment which disintegrate into a dog-eat-dog societal mentality.
Every man for himself… we can easily imagine the worst mankind has to offer being brought out of their natures in times of fear and need.
This is precisely the reaction to adversity our enemy would enjoy witnessing in the hapless population of the “land of the Free and the home of the Brave”.
The enemy doesn’t want to see people moved in the spirit of YHWH to fearlessly reach out to their fellow humanity and do for one another what each individual wants done for himself.
It’s time to put fear away, people of Yahushua.
This might seem like a strange challenge to make on the heels of a statement about how disastrous a future we face, but truly it isn’t.
It’s not news that death follows a mortal life, or that we have been told that there will be a severe trial of refinement and division in the earth as the last days descend, but this was only ever a temporary world anyway.
What do we look for if not the Kingdom of our Savior, and what do we prepare for if not eternity?
So when things begin to shake your world… when the place you once recognized as a safe nation in which to live becomes a wild and ravenous landscape of tribulation, understand that you have a Creator capable of guiding your steps, capable of counting the sparrows who fall, and capable of taking care of you, and if you are someone who is mature in your walk with Him and you are able to lay aside fear, be then an agent of His mercy.
If you find yourself with “just enough food” in a time of want, don’t fail to remember that your Savior filled the bellies of thousands with a few loaves of bread and a few fish.
If you find yourself with “just enough water”… remember that He told us in the end He will say to His redeemed “you saw me thirsty and gave me a drink… inasmuch as you gave it to one of these least of my brethren, you gave it to me.”
If you find yourself blessed with shelter that others lack, don’t forget to love your neighbor as much as you love yourself.
“And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.”
– Matthew 5:41,42
These words of our savior, we all know them… if we are committed to Him, we try to live them, but it is in the heat of adversity in which the real metal of the resolve to do right is tested.
Understand that we will all be faced with opportunities to lay aside our own needs in order to serve others, and in those times it is easy to let fear be the pilot that drives you… you might tell yourself you have responsibility to children, to wives, to parents… and you do, but who are all those who are your family?
“Then one said to Him, “Look! Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.”
But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”
And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!
For whoever does the will of My Father in the sky is My brother and sister and mother.””
– Matthew 12:47-50
If we, indeed, are set to see the evacuation of millions of people along the Gulf Coast… how will you reach out to those who will be bereft of a home, or maybe even unable to find transportation out of the effected areas?
We can all sit back and watch it happe,n and point fingers at the evil men who brought tyranny and martial law to their homes, who relocated them to facilities which are no better than prisons, who murder and rape and torture without conscience – and feel good that we don’t number among one of those tools of the NWO agenda… but what good is that?
If you are a resident in the Gulf Coast area with the means and the will to spare yourself the trouble before it comes, I hope you will consider giving shelter and aid and transportation to someone who has no means to do these things for themselves.
Likewise, I hope that all believers across the country who live in areas which are (so far) safe from harm, will extend themselves to give shelter and aid to those who might flee the area.
Many might be inclined to feel it’s crazy to put what is their own at risk to strangers, but I am inclined to trust that if one does what is right in His eyes, nothing can ultimately go wrong.
“And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading?”
So he answered and said, “You shall love Yahuwah your ‘Eloah with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
And He said to him, “You have answered rightly. Do this and you will live.”
But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Yahushua, “And who is my neighbor?”
Then Yahushua answered and said, “A certain man went down from Yeruwshalaim to Yericho and fell among thieves who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Now by chance a certain temple official came down that road and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.
Likewise a Lewiy when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Shomerowniy as he journeyed came where he was.
And when he saw him, he had compassion.
So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
On the next day when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’
So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?”
And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.”
Then Yahushua said to him, “Go and do likewise.””
– Luke 10:25-37
“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets”.
– Matthew 7:12