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Cheer's Up!

November 23

                                    “… be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

“all is well back at Home …”



For the majority of the world’s population, this is bad news!  To entertain the thought that all that they know and love, won’t endure, is the cause of tremendous anxiety.  “Why did the heathen rage …”  The further notion that their world has been bested by the ONE they hate, is beyond traumatic, it is infuriating.  “… for I am a great KING, saith the LORD of hosts, and MY NAME is dreadful among the heathen.”  Most of humanity are prisoners of war, and they know it.  Their life is nothing more than a death march of temporary detraction, as they move toward the White Throne, while musing over the twisted terms of peace they intend to sue for.  “Now is the judgment of this world …”  What utter audacity, to reach a level of delusion, that you really believe the worsted of the war will somehow dictate the terms of their eternal state.  In print, this indeed sounds absurd, but in real time, the General of Eternal Confederates marches in vocal defiance, of the inevitable doom he is leading his masses toward.   

“Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe GOD, that it shall be even as it was told me.”  The widespread despair among the faithful today can be explained in only one of two ways: a) the faithful are feigning, dressed in our uniform, but undercover at heart; or: b) the faithful are legit, but have dressed themselves in enemy attire, deciding to walk along, listening to the hopeless rhetoric of a defeated foe.  In either case, this spiritual cross-dressing is at the root of most of the consternation we hold to in the church.  “And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you …”  In spite of the endless diatribe to the contrary, all is well back at Home; and JESUS still says: “occupy till I come”.  Expect the tensions to rise among the captives as the heat and smell of their final destination becomes more apparent to their senses with each passing day.  In the meantime, do all you can to compel them to step out of this world’s order, and turn to the SAVIOR, before it is too late.  

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto ME.”  For the saved, cheer is up, where CHRIST is, and has gone to prepare a place for us.

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through HIM that loved us.”

For Love of Country
Napoleon Bonaparte I (1769-1821)
(Emperor of France)
"Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but upon what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius?  Upon force!  But JESUS CHRIST founded HIS upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for HIM."

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