Almost 11 weeks ago, I moved house, and county! No longer living in Norfolk, which I’d done since 1974, I moved just across the border to Suffolk, and a small town I’d never even heard of before looking for a new home. Long story shortened: I love it here in Brandon. The longer I’m here, the more in love with the place and the people I become.
And I’ve joined a church.
I talked about baptism with the pastor on the very first day I went there, and was baptised that very same afternoon. No hesitation. No silly excuses, just the sweet pastor and the whole congregation wanting to live completely under the banner of the truth of God’s word. They saw a spiritual need, and sorted it out that very day.
Well, you know what? That’s how things were done in Acts.
There’s loads more to this, but for now, I’m thankful to God Almighty for providing me with somewhere to go for my spiritual food and nurturing. Two services on a Sunday and another gathering every Wednesday. Just how it should be.
And the welcome I’ve received is second to none. So a prayer I prayed 8 years ago has seen its fulfilment completed, and I live just a few steps away from all my physical and spiritual needs. And people don’t believe in miracles?
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Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.” So the first went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image.
For those who love their healthcare – I hope you take notice of the above. Here’s what’s truly happening. And we wonder why?
The storm over Jeremy Hunt’s latest attack on the UK’s health service is loud and clear from the people. The government do not give a damn about us, or whether we live, or die. That’s fact. But there is a greater truth in the above Scriptures than anything Jeremy Hunt can, or will do.
God doesn’t HAVE to phase out healthcare. But we’ve all become so used to it that a little drama might get people’s attention. So we are losing it. And when these Scriptures happen, there will be nowhere to run. Not even a doctor, should there be any left alive, will be able to get support if they are not covered by the blood of the lamb.
It would be right for EVERYONE to repent.
I don’t CARE if you don’t like it.
I do not care.
I’ve seen those words a few times now, over the past week: God help us.
What does that even mean to anybody any more? They cry God help us whilst walking in ever-increasing sin, and God has had enough.
Does a church think it can call itself such, and still ignore a great warning given 25 years ago? From what I’ve read earlier today, ignorance is ever deeper.
Tell me: does Romans 1 mean anything to anyone any more?
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