SOLITARY REFINEMENT

Good afternoon in Jesus name. It’s been over a month since I last interracted here and, while there is much on my heart that needs to be turned into words, two things are working against this. The first is the amount of time that it requires. Such spans of time are simply not available at this juncture; although this may become less of a problem in the weeks ahead. The second is the promptings from on high to seek the Lord with greater diligence. For the first time in four and a half years, I do not feel “tied” to the blogosphere. While this is a great place for fellowship, encouragement, and dialogue over issues that few like to consider, it’s also a very temporal thing. At some point, all of us will conclude our interractions here. I’ve not made such a decision yet. There is “much” (I mean MUCH) that needs to be written here and, Lord willing, I’m desiring to attend to it when possible.

And yet time is so very short. Subsequently, we must give all diligence to carving out specific times in our day to just seek the Lord Jesus without distraction or agenda. To be hearing from on high is imperative as we proceed through the season that will come to an abrupt end when Jesus appears in the clouds. He’s going to appear in like manner and everybody will know who it is. It won’t be a secret thing; nor will he make his appearing on television. (That seems necessary to point out) “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.” I know that it’s an often recited passage, but it’s imperative that we abide in such a place. None of us have a complete picture of what we will face in this season, and despite all preparation, surprises are sure to abound.

Matthew 10:19-20 “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your father which speaketh in you.”

We cannot do this through our own intellect or preparation. We need to be close to Jesus and filled with the Holy Ghost. We must be completely persueded that Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life.” We must diligently examine ourselves; lest an evil heart of unbelief enter in or we begin to follow the enemies diversionary campaigns. 

One other thing has added to the lack of activity here. I’ve been going through some of the teaching series on Russ Dizdars site SHATTER THE DARKNESS and, currently, I’m proceeding through the series CONFRONTING THE POWERS. It’s a great course on spiritual warfare that not only offers instruction, it stirs one to action. Russ outlines the battle before us in great detail, along with how we are to address these things. As for now, I have to be going. Although it’s memorial day, we have to work today. (Must be GM is selling a lot of trucks) Blessings always in Jesus name. 

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4 Responses to “SOLITARY REFINEMENT”

  1. Hi Timbob — I too have a growing desire to be very diligent in the Word of God… I am daily, but the time spent is expanding, the desire for truth of these days we are in is growing, basically everything is intensifying. Thank you for sharing where you are. I’m in much agreement.

    Rachel

  2. Hi Rachel. A number of saints seem to be going through the same thing; a prompting to drop off the weights and seek the Lord on a deeper level. The formalities don’t move them and the entertainment aspects leave them dry. They desire to abide in the secret place and busy themselves with furthering the kingdom of God. Not only does this take our relationship to deeper level, it enables the Lord to prepare us for unseen events ahead.

    Thanks for stopping by. I’ve missed the dialogue out here. Blessings always in Jesus name.

  3. Hi Timbob

    Glad to see you are still around…I too have reduced blogging in favor of spending available moments with the Lord. Things are moving faster than ever and so much is pointing to the fulfillment of prophecy before our eyes – I am agast nearly every day with the sliding morality of our nation (Australia) and the clear dismissal or disregard for Christian voices when raised. Clearly evil is being called good and good evil in the extreme.

    http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/safe-sex-ads-to-be-reinstated-20110601-1ff7u.html

    Apparently complaints from Christians no longer carry any weight!

    These are trying times we must pray for the protection of our children particularly and more importantly arm them for battle as we approach the end.

    Bless you and all of your household in Jesus mighty and precious name.

  4. Hi Five peas. I’ve been away from the blogosphere for a time, but striving to be more consistant here. Time is short and so many are not watching. There are things on my heart that need a vent and nobody in my venue wants to discuss such issues.

    The climate of morality is sliding here as well. Two weeks ago, New York legalized same-sex-marriage (yuckers) and hastened judgment upon a nation that has also murdered 60 million unborn innocents. Nothing is hid that shall not be revealed.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Blessings always in Jesus name.

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