WORLD IN CHAOS, WORTH CONSIDERING, 6/3/20 From Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
Today’s Scripture (In my mailbox from Texas this morning.)
“…In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success…” (Proverbs 3:6, TLB)
Put God First
A lot of people are good at taking care of the physical and emotional parts of their lives, but they don’t take care of the spiritual. There’s no or minimal connection to God. Your life will be more fulfilling when you’re in relationship with your Creator. He breathed life into you. He knows what your purpose is. He wants to give you the advantage for success. When you make Him a part of your life, His favor will take you where your talents and abilities cannot take you. Make your spiritual life a priority. When you get up in the morning, take time to thank God for the day. Don’t run out of the house stressed out, in a hurry. Start the day off with a grateful attitude. Read the Scripture, meditate on His promises, and fill your mind with thoughts of faith, hope, and victory. Put God first and He will crown your efforts with success.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You invited me into a relationship with You. I want, in everything I do, to put You first and have You direct my life. Thank You for speaking to me through Your Word. I believe that You will crown my efforts with success. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
I live on a little island in the middle of the Pacific ocean 20 miles out in the local country side on the Big Island near where Captain Cook landed and charted the location of Hawaii. Our local community got emotional about spiritually contaminating Mauna Kea with another telescope? They made a protest until winter that may begin again as it is warming up. But basically we are experiencing none of this Chaos, so far, as in HIS HANDS.
Of course the murder of George Floyd by the police is inexcusable but the devastation of riots is also inexcusable. We are a nation of Laws under a Constitution that does work but takes time. Judgment for the murder will be judged legally with or without the riots. If we don’t like the verdict then we need to change the laws. But the riots are a deeper symptom of a spiritual sickness that has invaded our country from the time when we were OK with removing God from our schools and government. Our Constitution was written to keep the government from becoming religious but not to keep spiritual ethics and truth from the government or our children. Essentially our founding fathers knew that without an honorable and moral people of personal integrity that our government would fail. Many of the signers of our Constitution were Christian Ministers.
We are watching the results of the invasion of atheism into our school systems. The majority of our children are now growing up without a moral compass. This battle began in 7/21/1925 at the “Scopes Monkey Trial” which started our school systems into considering evolution and atheism. As a result of this case our schools begin to move towards evolution and atheism. Socialism is also atheistic and has no moral compass as well. So our kids, with believing the lies, are going for it. They are believing in empty promises that will never come to pass. And they are now of age to vote for it. Power is the only quest of socialism. Even today the well meaning atheistic Chinese are harvesting needed body parts from living prisoners for their value in the market place. Many of those being murdered for parts are Christians in prison simple due to their faith. Socialism/Communism has no ethical or moral compass. It is the darkness of the New Word Order now circling the world with the lies of all things free to get votes. But once in power, very difficult to remove and the promises are quickly forgotten. Over 100 million people have died on earth because of Socialism/Communism atheism. So for us as Christians we are beginning to clearly see that the darkness, getting darker and also according to Holy Scripture that HIS LIGHT is going to become much brighter. That as we head for into the completion and birth of HIS Church, Eph.4:11-16 and John 17 the LORD’s return for HIS Church as soon to be perfected will become more and more evident.
And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. 12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church), 13 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [[a]full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. 14 So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of [b]unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead. 15 Rather, let our lives lovingly [c]express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 16 For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love. Eph.4:11-16
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The Congressional Budget Office projected Monday that the U.S. will loose nearly $16 trillion in gross domestic product over the next decade because of the pandemic. The governors of 23 American states and the District of Columbia have activated 17,000 National Guard soldiers to help manage ongoing rioting in cities across the country, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. The US has been devastated by extreme – including deadly – violence, looting, and destruction of property since unarmed African American George Floyd was killed at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25. We are seeing events unfold with such clarity, there is a sense of urgency as the days grow darker. Let us seize this time, and recognize the great opportunity we have to share the gospel to a world more ready to receive it. To even the most hardened person … they can clearly see that the world has radically changed in ways like never before. Today, if you are HIS watchmen! As the world gets darker … continue to shine His light — in His love, for we shall truly reap if we faint not. Matt.24, Mark 13, Luke 23. firstname.lastname@example.org