Dark Days Ahead

I hardly like to write about what I see, because I don’t consider myself a prophet. However, I do consider myself a student of history and the nature of man.

What is going on in the world presently has nothing to do with being a Democrat or Republican. It has nothing to do with being American, Chinese, Russian or any other race of people. It has to do with right standing or not with God.

Those of you that read my writings know either a little or some degree about me, but I would figure very few know me personally.

Since I was a child I had a keen awareness of God. At the age of thirteen God spoke to me that He wanted me in the ministry as an Evangelist. It took me years, even decades, to fully understand what that meant. Now as a Chaplain I came to the full realization of that calling. A Chaplain in simple terms is an Evangelist. I’d dare say an Evangelist is not even called to preach as is traditionally known by most. The one thing I learned in my classes for Chaplaincy is that it is considered the “ministry of presence”. Just being there when needed is sometimes all that is required. Then when necessary to speak a Word or preach. I’m good with that.

But then comes my knowledge of studying the Bible and history. I find that there is, as the Bible says, nothing new under the sun.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.Ecc 1:9

There are no new sins to be committed. Only the same human misgivings and shortcomings that create futility. I have come to realize that no matter how much evil man can contrive it all comes to naught. So what good does it do when at the end of life the evil men die and then comes their judgment. How empty their souls will be.

Right now today as China, Russia and North Korea and any other despicable government commits to do evil they will all reach a day when all that they have done is of so little value that the absence of purpose will have evaded the souls of those that seek to commit such greedy, power hungry deeds.

My only true hope is in God. God ordained all things to happen in order that He may have a people of His own. The refinement of His people is by fire. Such as it is with the world, I find it with the fire in which God’s people will be refined are those very people that commit evil that affects us and grieves our souls.

Jesus hung upon a cross for all of us. Even those of the lowest form of human nature. My cry tonight is to hope for redemption of all mankind. It is written that at some point in time all will bow the knee to God.

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.Romans 14:11

Even in Jesus’ day we see that even the demons of hell recognized Him as Lord.

What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?Matthew 8:29

So I say as I call an end to this day, we must keep our faith intact, our conversation with God constant and our relationship with our Father solid. There are dark days ahead as the smoke from the fire of God covers the sk during the purging of the earth of evil.

About Jim

I'm a 71 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I'm the Director of Emerge Chaplain's Response Team. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married 24 July 2015. She's also taking the Apprentice course to obtain her ordination as well. She finishes up her studies for full ordination in Feb '22. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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