by Pastor Mark DowneyAsk not what you can do for your country; ask what your country is doing to you. Josiah did what we should be doing and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord. Back in the Pacific Northwest there was an incident of White high school football players taking their chainsaws to a sacred Indian totem pole. The media was aghast, but I got on cable access TV in Seattle and lavishly praised the boys for a job well done and told the story of Josiah. The Zionist Occupational Government doesn’t want you poking your nose into their business of running and ruining your life through the worship of Baal. Do you really think that polls, surveys or even elections have any basis in reality anymore? We only have the illusion that our opinion and choices are relevant. If they cared one iota about what we think, they would not be trying to kill us ever so softly with the spiritual warfare of an antichrist Babylon. If they could get away with it, they would have sharp and shiny guillotines in every town square in America and heads would roll. Believe it or not, this is already a national Public Law called the Noahides.
And it’s a Bible prophecy, which is yet to happen; in John’s vision he saw, “Thrones… and judgment was given unto them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and [they] which had not worshipped the beast” (Rev. 20;4). It’s not too hard to visualize King Obama reverting to his jungle mentality, with Executive Orders already in place, to declare draconian measure against the priesthood of Melchizedec, the White Christian saints who know the Law of God and will never bow down to the beast of the field on his throne of skull and bones, drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Christ (Rev. 17:6). It’s not something any God fearing Christian should look forward to, but the times, the times are weird and surreal, which is why we should be preparing our hearts and minds for the type of warfare that will be unprecedented in the history of mankind. Luke 21:26 says it will be a time when, “Men’s hearts [will be] failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.”
Why am I preaching about current events and the machinations of a wicked government? Jesus told Peter, “Feed My sheep,” not with garbage disinformation or the fluff of churchianity, but with the things that are coming upon the earth… as in the days of Noah and Lot. “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” Luke 21:28.
When Jesus was answering Pilate in John 18:36 He said, “My Kingdom is not of this world, if My Kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews, but now My Kingdom is not from here.” At that time and place, Jesus’ divine destiny was to be killed by the jews. Fast forward 2000 years and the government of Christ is now the only solution that will deliver us from the jews and His servants must fight to bring forth the fruits of the Kingdom. It wasn’t time for His government to be of the world or social order back then, while He lived. But now, Babylon is falling and will be replaced by the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. That was then and this is now and now we fight the good fight.
Caroline Kennedy recently decided to release a taped interview her mother, Jackie, had with historian Arthur Schlesinger, in which she asserted that she believed Lyndon Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons (i.e. the Bush dynasty?) were involved in the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. That should have been earth shattering headlines! I believe his son John Jr. was going to divulge similar revelations and mysteriously died in a plane crash. I believe LBJ was a crypto jew and showed his true colors with the massacre and cover-up of the USS Liberty by IsraeLIE jets killing 34 American servicemen, with the intent of sinking the ship and then blaming it on Egypt in order to justify a new war front paid for with American dollars and blood.
The US Congress is in August recess (8-8-11), while America is crumbling at the seams; and most people are oblivious as to where 81 members (55 Republicans and 26 Democrats) are spending their summer vacation. They’re supposed to be in their home districts meeting with constituents to hear our concerns, but instead are on an all-expense paid for junket paid for by AIPAC (American Israel Political Affairs Committee, who is the largest contributor to all political candidates, regardless of party). These dirty politicians are being wined and dined in the exorbitant welfare state of IsraeLIE. The US Congress… the best jewish money can buy. These 81 traitors are being bribed to vote for more jewish murder and state sanctioned terror in the Middle East by sending them billions of dollars more, while unemployed Americans who still pay taxes give these antichrists a free champagne and caviar lunch. And they do this under the pretense and fraud that they are God’s chosen people, which useful idiots like Michele Bachmann, a former IRS attorney, will get all the free publicity she can from the jews media for her worship and adoration of them.
Do you want to know how weird it’s getting? Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, former campaign manager to Al ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Gore, has thrown his hat into the presidential ring and has become a major player overnight. He recently made the comment that it would be treason if Federal Reserve chairman Rabbi Ben Bernanke were to print more money before next year’s election. This outraged some high ranking Republicans to say, “You don’t want to accuse the Federal Reserve chairman of being guilty of a crime punishable by death.” Ron Paul said Bernanke did not commit treason. Treason, by law, is defined as levying war against us and giving our enemies aid and comfort. I think I can prove convincingly that the jews have never been our allies, are levying war against the White race and Christianity and have done everything in their power to turn America into a brown cesspool of antichrist religions; they have given aid to illegal aliens and removed our God from public buildings. Rick Perry is a Bilderberger (an organization advancing the tentacles of one world government) and he has no loyalty to anything other than cashing in on the global economy, and that is why the treacherous media is putting him up on a pedestal. He’s just another safety valve to say what people want to hear without any substance. But, what we should take notice of is that this hypocrite likes to sprinkle a little old time home-spun religion into his speeches and this patron of strip clubs and cocaine orgies is anything but a Christian; he makes Judas look like a cub scout. He learned well from the Bush family of Satanists, pedophiles, murderers and the leading importers of heroin into this country.
The current debt crisis gives the impression of a heated debate between the dialectical two-party system, but the real treason is that nobody, not even Ron Paul, is addressing the real cause of the debt itself, which is a sin according to God’s Law prohibiting usury, of which the debt has now reached crisis proportions. We would have no national debt if it were not for the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, nor would there have ever been a Great Depression. That Act gave jews the power to create money and that means as the economy increased and more money was needed, new money had to be borrowed into existence at interest by wealthy private bankers, instead of the government creating it for itself with no interest. This is what Lincoln and Kennedy did and both were assassinated for the same reason. Regardless of their politics or the failures of their administrations, when heads of state are murdered, that is an act of war and those aiding and abetting the conspiracy are traitors. LBJ, of course, immediately rescinded Kennedy’s Executive Order upon taking a meaningless oath of office.
Make no mistake about it, the Fed is owned and operated by jews and they think they have their own cash cow that they can milk forever at our expense… until we figure it out and deal with this biggest rip-off of all time. And I mean it. Last week it was revealed that the Fed loaned $16 trillion to foreign governments and corporations. They created $16 trillion out of nothing and loaned it out at interest; creating brand new money that had not previously existed at all. The problem is that this right belongs only to the American people and not them. What this does is it dilutes the value of the dollar world-wide, while doing little to relieve the shortage of cash here. Thus, the Fed injected $16 trillion more into the so called global economy, which was the greatest hyper-inflationary act in world history. And the economic experts at CNBC were scratching their heads last week about why the stock market was crashing. This single act created more money than the US government has created since the establishment of the Fed in 1913. Hence, we now can see that it’s possible to have opposite diseases at the same time i.e. too much money world-wide and a shortage of money in America.
Since 1913, America has surrendered its economy to an alien enemy that has created a debt that can never be paid off. There is not enough money in the entire world to pay it off. The Democrats want the government to borrow more money from the jews, whereas the Republicans want to stop borrowing and just pay back the jews all that was borrowed at interest. If this isn’t a war, where it is lose lose for us and win win for them, then I don’t know what war is. The latter plan would create a self-imposed austerity measure, which means that we would all get poorer. The former plan throws gas on the fire.
Which reminds me of a joke. A Republican, in a wheelchair, entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. The Republican looked across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus sitting over there?" The waitress nodded "yes," so the Republican requested that she give Jesus a cup of coffee, on him. The next patron to come in was a Libertarian, with a hunched back. He shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a cup of hot tea. He also glanced across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus, over there?" The waitress nodded, so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of hot tea, "My treat." The third patron to come into the restaurant was a Democrat on crutches. He hobbled over to a booth, sat down and hollered, "Hey there honey! How's about gettin' me a cold mug of Miller Lite?" He too looked across the restaurant and asked, "Isn't that God's boy over there? The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give Jesus a cold beer. "On my bill," he said loudly. As Jesus got up to leave, he passed by the Republican, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Republican felt the strength come back into his legs, got up, and danced a jig out the door. Jesus passed by the Libertarian, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Libertarian felt his back straightening up and he raised his hands, praised the Lord, and did a series of back flips out the door. Then, Jesus walked towards the Democrat, just smiling. The Democrat jumped up and yelled, "Don't touch me, I'm collecting disability.”
But seriously, one of the biggest problems we face is that so few of our people understand a biblical money system. We have lived in Babylon for so long that we don’t know what it means to be a free people. The church is pathetically ignorant of what the Kingdom of God is or how it would function on earth. The church became antinomian quite some time ago and nailed all of God’s Laws to the Cross. They have lawyers who speak fluent legalese in the courts of Babylon, but few know or care about biblical law. What does this do? It allows the stranger to enter our land with their laws and their gods.
Eustace Mullins received a copy of a speech that was smuggled out of the old communist satellite country of Bulgaria in the 1950’s, in which Rabbi Emmanuel Rabinovich is reported as saying, “We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa… our superior intelligence will easily enable us to retain mastery over the world of dark peoples.” Is this coming to pass? Could it be that God is keeping His word? “Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep His commandments and statutes which He commanded thee” Deut. 28:45.
The solution is to eliminate the treason and you do that by eliminating the traitors. The next step is to follow God’s plan for a godly economy by declaring a Jubilee and obeying God’s Law concerning usury and then having real interest-free and honest money. The bankers thought they could take over the world, with usury as their weapon of choice. But, at the pinnacle of their success, they will fail through arrogance and pride. “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” Prov. 16:18. The fall of Babylon was prophesied to be suicidal as the tide seems to be shifting from the West to China and the East. Big multinational corporations like Wal-Mart, which behave like religions, will continue to do well, because when Americans run out of money and can’t even buy their cheap shoddy products (as a byproduct of outsourcing), they will simply sell them to the new middle and upper classes of India and the Orient. The parasite will eat one leg to the bone and then start feasting on the other leg. But a beast cannot feed on two bare boned legs forever, because the host can no longer stand; it will fall. America has become the host nation for every kind of parasite that wants to get its foot in the door; to devour the breadbasket of the world.
Third world immigrants are pesky invaders who head straight for the welfare office, eager to give them your money, and once the checks start rolling in, they start to set up shop with their false religions and then their barbaric legal systems
In Part 1, I mentioned the false king-priest, the Dali Lama of Tibet (a virtual fun-o-rama) who is by no means an innocent and peaceful religious leader. He was in Washington D.C. in July performing a 10 day Buddhist ceremony that claims to have as its purpose “world peace.” Those who understand spiritual things, however, know that this ceremony was an act of Buddhist spiritual warfare. It was appealing to other gods for peace. Those gods are not the same as Jesus Christ, who is the only true Prince of Peace. The Dali Lama built a sand mandala, an intricate geometric pattern to access the consciousness of the universe, which to Western eyes looks like pretty artwork made of colorful sand. But there is a deeper more sinister plot of the mandala whereby the Dali Lama is staking a claim for his throne to be established, kind of a spiritual squatter’s rights, and to then make an altar of colored sand giving elaborate offerings to the Buddhist deities to use their cosmic home in Washington D.C., a realm of supposed thousands of gods and goddesses. Recall John’s vision… he saw “Thrones.” During the fun-o-rama ceremony, Buddhist monks dance and make symbolic gestures with their hands and feet. The prayers, music and dance are meant to appease and subdue the deities in order to enthrone the Dali Lama and to open a portal for the Buddhist gods to enter our nation’s capital… to supposedly bring world peace. Like a welcome mat for gargoyles is going to do that.
But what they don’t tell you is that they are making way for the dethroning of Jesus Christ and the Buddhization of America with this oriental charlatan as the new king-priest over America and guardian of the portal. Hello Dali. No doubt, there are Buddeo-Christians who are singing ‘It’s so nice to have you back where you belong.’ To which I would say with perfect hatred, “You are not welcomed here, get out and stay out, take your brothers Harry Krishna and Harry Rama with you.”
This reminds me of all the Baal priests that Elijah had a bonfire contest with, only there weren’t any Elijah’s in Washington D.C. Did you know that Buddhist have an enemies list in their sacred literature? Adam, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and others are called “The family of demonic snakes.” Evidently, the spiritual warfare goes back a long time ago and they’re not as peaceful as they’d like you to think. If I had a crew of CI lads (maybe high school football players with the Law written in their hearts), we would have marched right up to that mandala with manure shovels and push brooms scattering that colored sand to the four winds. What would they arrest us for? Desecrating a portal for demonic spirits entering our nation’s capital? Unfortunately, we are not yet there. The wrath of the Saxon is not that hot and bothered. But it will be, when our anger is equal to the faith that moves mountains. God makes, “His ministers a flame of fire” Heb. 1:7.
We learned in the previous lesson not to follow a multitude in doing evil. Conversely, we should follow a multitude in doing good and that’s exactly what the Israelites did after the spiritual warfare between Elijah and over 400 Baal priests being escorted down to the brook Kishon and given a permanent full body immersion. Our people are the same today. Before the contest, Elijah came to all the people and he said, “How long are you going to hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word” (I Kings 18:21). The silent majority has spoken. But then the fire of the Lord fell upon the contest and consumed everything. Fire represents divine judgment and we have both literal and symbolic fires sweeping across the American landscape right now! How long will our people procrastinate between the one true God and thousands of false gods?
Perhaps our kindred think that when Jesus comes, He’ll know what to do and get us out of the mess we’re in, so we can just sit on our hands in the meantime singing ‘I’ll fly away.’ The Rapture theory would just have you believe something without doing anything. Faith without works is killing us. The pulpit wolves are telling the sheeple, “Be ye doers of the Word, as long as you don’t hurt anybody’s feelings.” It’s a clever ploy by the enemies of Christ to disarm and neutralize the militant and preparatory instructions given to Christian men. Jesus did tell His disciples to go out and buy a sword; the modern equivalent would be a gun. Why? Why keep and bear arms? It’s to defend our families and our nation from the wicked. The first thing the jewish communists did when overtaking the Eastern European countries was to grab the guns of the citizens, so their little commie heads wouldn’t be blown off. Self defense is common sense and biblical.
Our responsibility is to prepare ourselves as a bride makes herself ready. We wouldn’t want the enemy to confuse us with the harlotry that invites rape and plunder. It would be irresponsible to be unarmed, unclean and unrighteous, whoring after strange gods as did ancient Israel. And they were cast out of their land for violating the Covenants they vowed to establish as the law of the land. But, they put away the Law and legalized sin. After warning them for centuries, God finally put them into bondage to the other nations. These are the biblical patterns that ought to teach us the reason why God put us into the bondage of Mystery Babylon today.
Non-Whites rule over us and we wonder why there are these ‘flash mobs.’ “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” Ps. 2:1. Why are there thousands of coloreds in England rioting and going on outrageous rampages, and the White British people foolishly think that race doesn’t have anything to do with it? Why can’t they see that the black thugs are animalistic savages? It’s because they think we’re all the same and equally loved by God. The root of all this evil is the mindset of personal gain… to be rich or richer. And the institutional churches are guilty of paving the way by getting around the idea that usury is a sin, when the Popes gave the jews the right to loan money at interest (perhaps the flip side of a shabbez goy) and thus soon became the financial advisors and treasurers of the Vatican and many European domains.
Paul said in Romans 3:20, “By the law is the knowledge of sin.” The problem always arises when a Christian nation starts fudging on their foundational laws derived from the Bible. We wrestled with this idea of banks early on in America. Many were enticed by the prospect of gaining a tiny percentage of interest from bank deposits, and soon they were buying government bonds as a patriotic gesture. But a bank is technically a Babylonian entity. It’s not a sin to get interest on money in a savings account. The problem is that by not understanding biblical law, our people think that interest or usury is not a sin in all other circumstances. And that opens Pandora’s Box for a gush of garbage disinformation that the jews are more than happy to provide. Our people are ensnared to sin in ignorance.
We need to be constantly reminded that all sin is reckoned as a debt, so each sinner will become a debtor according to his works. Who is going to forgive us of our national debts? The jewish bankers? Not while the grand-daddy of all Ponzi schemes has that all-seeing eye of Big Brother on top of the Pyramid watching you on Federal Reserve Notes. If Congress had known Scripture these past few months, they might have avoided all this conflict and confusion, but Babel means confusion and they want you to be confused. Mystery Babylon has a secret agenda to rule the world, not with God, but as gods. John Bryant offered these words a couple of years ago: “The reason men are silenced is not because they speak falsely, but because they speak the truth. This is because if men speak falsehoods, their own words can be used against them: while if they speak truly, there is nothing which can be used against them except force.” Because John Kennedy dared to speak the truth, it probably sealed his fate in Dallas 1963; he said, “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.” And the jews secretly killed him.
They say that if you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain, a redress of grievances if you will. But I say that if you don’t think there’s a jewish conspiracy, you deserve the surrender of your rights for a pittance of privileges. In the Bible, we are warned of all the sorrows that will befall man if he should ever forget God and that includes the token lip service paid to Him at Christmas and Easter, rather than ‘Christian’ meaning a way of life.
Although there are tens of thousands of churches all over the U.S., many of those religious organizations operate under the influence of a strange spirit that is not of God. For example, the United Church of Christ, Barack Obama’s denominational weapon of choice, has recently voted to remove the term “God the Father” from all of its documents and literature, claiming that it is too gender restrictive, whereas God as “Father and Mother” is acceptable or shall we say ‘politically correct.’ A new interfaith movement is gaining traction in the U.S. thanks to the hidden hands that have started a new organization called ‘Faith Shared.’ Isn’t that special? More than 50 churches in 26 states have involved clergy from Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups to read from each other’s sacred books. The churches that hosted these god mixing worship services must have ripped II Corinthians out of their Bibles for we read there, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers… come out from among them, and be ye separate… and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” It’s no joke, but people don’t want to be touched by Jesus Christ these days. They are happily on a spiritual disability brought to you by the traitors of Obamacare.
Just a side note; last week Pastor Elmore made the connection between Judaism and the Roman Catholic Church under the influence of Freemasonry, working towards the ultimate goal of one world government through a statement made by General Cornwallis at his surrender to George Washington. Just this last week, Michael Hoffman made the connection between Judaism and Islam from an article written Aug. 12th by IsraeLIE journalist Uri Avnery who said, “The similarity between Jewish and Islamic law is not accidental. Islam was profoundly influenced by the Talmud. This is evidenced by Islam’s hostility towards the apostle Paul and its denial of the Resurrection, two principle rabbinic doctrines. Judaism was formerly allied with Islam against Christianity. The Crusades were wars against Islam and Judaism. The American Protestant Fundamentalist and Catholic neocon crusade against Islam has only one eye. It will not see Judaism’s evil or its influence over Islam. It will not see that Sharia and Talmudic law are equally deserving of vigilance and exposure. In the kingdom of the blind, one-eyed people are kings.” And so we connect more dots of the Illuminati puzzle.
In New York, which became the sixth state to legalize sodomite marriages, many churches are now allowing the lifestyle that God calls an abomination into their congregations. Many churches have sanctioned pastors to perform homosexual weddings if they want to do so. And to top it off, the bishop at the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island has issued a deadline demanding that “gay” priests with active partners be married within the next nine months. They wouldn’t want them living in sin now would they?
Misinterpretations of the Word, by their very nature, misrepresent the character of God. The problem can only be resolved by knowing who He really is. He’s our Kinsman Redeemer, the One who purchased our debt(s). If we truly know that He’s the One who forgives the debt, then we will know how to interpret what He says without twisting His words or adding our own pious religious spin on His teachings. I got an email last week which typifies the problem, and I get them all the time. The subject title was ‘Racist Pastor?’ and began,
“Dear Sir, After running across your article online (kinsman redeemer) being racist seems to be what you are teaching. I am praying for your mind because you sound as if you are serving satan with the white remark.” To which I replied, “I could say the same about you for your vicarious racism.” She came back with, “I wish you well and send you this blessing: Numbers 6:23-27. Oh by the way, Webster Dictionary is my friend; try using him before you carelessly spew your poison.” OK, I’m still game and retorted, “Noah Webster would be my friend. Your friends are the antichrist jews who bought up the publishing houses and contemporary dictionaries so that they could change the definition of words. The poison is found in the apostate churches that use these new words to change the truth of God into a lie, which you no doubt attend on a regular basis to get your dosage of spiritual arsenic. Go to the old dictionaries (http://1828.mshaffer.com ) and try to look up the words ‘racist’ or ‘antisemitic’. You won’t find them there because they are modern buzzwords invented by those who hate the Bible that Noah Webster and myself subscribe to. It’s rather ironic that you would send me the benediction of Numbers 6:27 that pertains to only one race of people; to the exclusion of all others. [i.e. “And they shall put My name upon the children of Israel”]. If I were to tell you that God chose a special people unto Himself, who were above all other people that are upon the face of the earth, I would simply be repeating the words of Deut. 7:6. Therefore, you’re objections and false accusations are not with me, but with God. I seem to recall the self righteous advocates of multicultural diversity at the Tower of Babel. Are you in agreement with what God did to them? I’m sorry that so many people like yourself have been brainwashed to accept the stranger and their strange gods into our land when Scripture admonishes us to exercise just the opposite: “They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against Me” Exodus 23:33. I do not carelessly share the Word of God or mince my words cavalierly. To do so would be casting pearls before swine. I pray that my time and energy has lighted up fertile ground. I wish you well and hope that the hate in your heart is overcome with the words of truth.” Well, she just had to have the last word, “You sir are racist, please do not email me again or I will take measures to find out how you can be prosecuted for stalking.” I really felt like saying, “See ya in court”, but let it go.
This is just one of thousands of levels of spiritual warfare and if we are up for the task, we should be prepared for every confrontation, whether friend or foe. I think the spirit of our warfare is best summed up in I Peter 3:15, “Now give honor to the Master Christ in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer to every man asking you to give an account for the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” As I was composing this message, the thought occurred to me concerning the passage, “Blessed are the poor in spirit; for their’s is the Kingdom of Heaven” (Mt. 5:3), which has not always been a crystal clear understanding of its import in my mind, but was clarified as I meditated upon the riches of God’s Word; how bankrupt we are in self-righteousness; how the beast system can utterly bring a man stricken with poverty to a spiritual awakening; how money cannot redeem our sin/debts; how only the invisible will of God can humble our faith in victory; how the absence of materialism is to be in the presence of the Kingdom; and how the Kingdom of grace is far above the riches of the world.
As we move closer to the return of our Messiah, we will find an increasing number of disarmed Christians who are far away from the Spirit of God and are totally unprepared for the battles ahead. The think tanks of Babylon have their contingency programs for universal acceptance: you will comply or die. So much for their version of utopia and peace in the world huh? Christians who fully embrace the entire Bible as the inspired Word of God will become fewer and fewer in number, but we know that God will always work with a Remnant. Rest assured, with all of the counterfeit religions in the world who think they are the ones who will win in the end, there is only one God of the White race, there is none else who will sustain us amidst all the adversity in the world.
There is so much more that could be said about the times in which we live, but suffice it to say, I am thankful that ‘In God We Trust’ is more than a monetary cliché, for without His mercy and grace, life would truly seem hopeless and apocalyptic. But, He is our shelter from the storm. As Ps. 34:4-6 comforts the believer with these words, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened; and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles." Likewise, in Ps. 33:18-20, we read, "Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the Lord; He is our help and our shield." If you find yourself struggling and do not know where to turn, please remember that God is always there. He is our refuge and fortress.
The Hebrew word for ‘fortress’ means “a net” and what I’ve been advocating may sound dangerously close to a tightrope walker, but God is our safety net. A sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, and we are more valued than many sparrows. We are also fishers of men and “The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net” (Mt. 13:47). We will gather the good fish (which is a symbol of Christianity) and defy the dangers that await us. Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things? They replied saying, yes we do” (Mt. 13:51). We need now more than ever a steady spirit to be combat ready.