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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Change...And Then Some!

One would have to be blind, deaf, and living in a cave high atop a mountain to be utterly ignorant of all that has been taking place within this country the past few weeks. Yes, change is upon us, lots of change, unprecedented change, but rather than the change many wanted or hoped for we are getting the change we deserve.


I have purposefully stayed away from this topic even though some of you wrote in and insisted that I would write something on the subject matter, or at least give my opinion, because to be frank, I believe this is only the beginning.

By the time we see the full measure of the changes planned for this nation I fear most will be utterly exhausted and spent. There is only so much one can process before they shut down, disengage, or otherwise tune out. Yes, this is only the beginning, and more fundamental changes will follow in quick succession.

How can I be so certain of this?

Because these things must come to pass, they must play out in order to set the stage for the fulfillment of certain prophecies and words of knowledge that were uttered over a quarter of a century ago. It is only within the last few months that I have seen certain aspects of my grandfather’s initial prophecy concerning America become not only possible, but highly probably.

It’s not that I didn’t believe the word, or otherwise doubt it, but for many years I did not see it as a probability with my physical eyes. I kept wondering how certain aspects would come to pass, and how they would play out.

One of the things that I could not see was the advent of internal turmoil, or infighting that was to be the precursor to some of the most devastating attacks in the history of the world against this nation. For the life of me, especially after the unity and oneness this nation showed some nine years ago, I could not see how it could grow so divided and at odds. I still believed it would happen, I just didn’t see how it would happen.

Now it has become apparent that we are indeed a divided nation, and the tension that I am both feeling and seeing is almost palpable. People are angry, and some don’t even know what they’re angry about, they just know that they are.

At the risk of offending or otherwise alienating some of you, be forewarned, it is easy to get caught up in patriotic bluster, and lose sight of the fact that we are first and foremost citizens of heaven.

For anyone that thinks I am writing this as a detached observer, or one who is indifferent, please know that I do love this country. Yes, I am an immigrant, yes I was born in another nation, but I have spent almost two thirds of my life here, and I have made this nation my home. It does grieve me to see all that is happening, but all that is happening is due to the choices we have made as a nation, and we must own up to it.

Tensions will continue to rise, the feeling of disenfranchisement will continue to grow, and the notion of internal conflict is no longer an issue of ‘if’ bit an issue of ‘when’.

So what are we to do? First, take strength in the reality that the God who foresaw these things unfolding is the selfsame God who has seen to your protection and safety.

Second, remain steadfast in Christ, remembering His words to Peter that if one lives by the sword, one will inevitably be felled by the sword.

Our duty as children of God is not to react, but rather to endure. Yes, we must endure not for a day, not for a week or a season, but until the end. Even when persecution will abound, even when we will be openly mocked, maligned, scoffed at and rejected, we must endure!

If we are to glorify God in all things, then even in our suffering we must glorify God.

The worst thing we as believers can do is place an ideal, a nation, or a movement, before the will and Word of God. The second worst thing that we can do is squander this time that we have and not draw closer to God, seeking His will, and learning to hear His voice.

There are some who will be immobilized by the fear of the unknown, even within the house of God because they have chosen to embrace a sunshine Christianity, and a good time gospel. They will not know how to react to everything that is happening, because in their hearts they never considered the possibility of being here for the unfolding of these events. While some will cower in fear, those who have been vigilant, obedient, growing and maturing in Christ, preparing themselves spiritually will see the glory, power and provision of their God.

Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.”

With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr.

3 comments:

Patti said...

Most everything you wrote here checks with my spirit. I was just wondering, though, in the last paragraph, when you wrote, "the house of God," were you talking about the institutionalized "church"?

Anonymous said...

Michael,
You are so right...people are angry out there. I see it more and more every day. I pray that we as a nation "wake up" and turn from our evil ways. May God have mercy on us all!!!
Love your writings. Thank you!
Sue

Suzan said...

Last summer I began my involvement in the Tea Party. In October I made a "pilgrimage" to a place that has always been a source of spiritual guidance and inspiration. Upon returning home I had lost all desire and enthusiasm for that previously mentioned movement as I became aware that the situation in this nation and world was part of the vision of the end of this system. I understood that to fight against these things would in effect make me a fighter against the will of God and so I ceased all involvement in any organization that promoted resistance. Thank you Michael for your input on this matter as sometimes I wonder if I've made the right choice but as always, I can count on your vision to set matters straight in my heart. Also, Patti, thanks for your input as it encourages me that others are receiving the same message. Once more, thank you Michael, your ministry is a constant blessing. Suzan