It’s been another long and difficult week for many of us. Honestly these days it seems like we’re just sitting on the sidelines and watching as the world burns – which is the literal and actual truth for people in Minneapolis and increasingly in other parts of the USA right now, thanks to the efforts of the vibrant and diverse folks who live in those places.
The key to getting through challenging times like these is to recognise that we are in many ways being pushed and tested for things to come. I’ll talk about this a bit more in Sunday’s podcast, which will discuss spiritual warfare in its various forms, but for now I’ll leave you with a hint as to where things are going.
Consider a field of battle between two opposing armies. The greatest enemy of any warrior on that field is not necessarily the man on the other side with a gun that carries a bullet with his name on it. At least that enemy, when he is visible, can be seen, understood, targeted, and attacked.
No, the greatest enemy on the field is fear.
And that enemy’s power is greatly amplified by the “fog of war” that military planners often talk about – the uncertainty and doubt and tangled lines of communication and overlapping chatter that make target acquisition and elimination extremely difficult.
What we are going through right now is a form of target identification. We are being pointed squarely at the enemy. We are being told, in very unsubtle ways, to point our spiritual weapons of war in THAT direction. And we are being prepared to fight.
Our weapons are not those of flesh and blood. They are weapons of spirit and prayer. So keep your heads up high, keep praying to God for guidance, and do not lose faith in Him. Our individual lives are filled with suffering and misery not because of Him, but in spite of Him. And we are daily led onto the paths of temptation and sin because we fail to listen to Him.
Some of us stay stuck on those paths for our entire lives. We cannot seem to get off them. And that is when we get trapped, surrounded, cut off, and destroyed with little resistance.
Others manage to get off that path and connect with a brotherhood that makes them far stronger than they could ever be individually. So it is with those who have faith and exercise it.
Stay the course, gentlemen. Keep your heads clear of fear and doubt. Carry on with whatever it is that you feel is necessary to keep yourself, your families, and your tribe safe from harm. Continue to pray and seek guidance, because it will be given – often in very unexpected ways.
And with this week’s sermon out of the way, so to speak (well, write), let’s get on to the closing Instathot. Her name is Nicole Thorne, age 29 from Australia. She’s quite something to behold in a bikini, though unfortunately she has inked up her foot and a couple of other places – what IS it with Shrillennialtard women who insist on defacing their bodies with ugly tats?!?
Anyway, happy Friday, boys. Do not forget my advice about prayer and contemplation. Set aside a few minutes every day, if only just to thank God for His beneficence in giving you a chance to fight for Him in this great war. I’ll see you back on Monday for the usual browser-crusher.