Monday, Monday…

Put your hand to the plow and don’t look back (Luke 9:62).

This past week has been a time of irrevocable decisions. My heart tells me it has been the same for a lot of people. The whole world has crossed certain moral lines and there will be no turning back. I’m not too sure how it will appear to human eyes, but I am utterly convinced that’s how God wants me to view things. I have no choice but to assume it’s global in application.

Folks, I’m not trying to puff myself up in your eyes as some great prophet. Nobody has to believe me on any of this stuff; your own heart will tell you all you need to know about that. But I have all the confidence in the world that God is at work and is allowing us a few hints, just enough to stay faithful. The prophetic gift doesn’t work according to Western legends, but God always leaves us with what is called “plausible deniability.” The vast majority of His revelation requires an active awareness working from the heart. People who lack that awareness won’t see anything more than what their senses and logic tell them. It’s quite plausible in their minds to deny everything God does to show Himself, because God doesn’t aim His revelation at the intellect. Whatever “proof” God offers is personal and relational between you and Him.

Within that frame of reference, I can confidently assert that this huge stirring in my heart putting me on edge last Sunday is partly resolved in recognizing that God was saying to me that a great many individual lines of departure were crossed this week. It’s not so much that those decisions were so very important in themselves, but that God is locking things in and there’s no going back. I have to wonder how many people out there in the world blithely rambled on in their lives without knowing that the doors all closed behind them.

So, in effect God was warning me to consider carefully what I was deciding. The smallest thing could turn out to be huge, so I spent a lot of time praying and making sure my heart was clear on the consequences of my choices. In the future, there will be far fewer options open, and I firmly believe that applies far wider than just me.

Again, your heart knows if you’ll listen. I believe we have today, and maybe tomorrow for some people and for some issues. I can’t promise that Monday morning will bring anything noticeable for you, but I sense in the most powerful way that God says just put your hand to the plow and hang on tight.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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4 Responses to Monday, Monday…

  1. Jay DiNitto says:

    Do you think it might have something to do with 9/11?


  2. Ed Hurst says:

    Heh. I hadn’t thought of that, Jay; very clever.

    I suppose there may be a connection in the sense that 9/11 was another huge turning point loaded with deception on multiple levels, with multiple human motives and purposes. But I don’t think my prophetic gift works like that. It’s limited to the kind of knowledge that is directly related to calling and mission. I’m allowed to see only as much as I can use. The repercussions of 9/11 were instructive; it helped shake me loose from a lot of lies. It’s not a question of who actually did it, but that our government has consistently lied about it. That didn’t do much to help me along the path I was on at the time, leading to where I am today. To me, the whole issue of 9/11 has become a rather minor footnote, more proof of what we already knew.

    What we see now has more to do with God’s hand bringing direct wrath, and it’s much more than hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes and other “acts of God.” I’ll be posting something about that tomorrow. It’s part of the really big puzzle of how God intends to bring the system down. There’s no way I could summarize it, even if I knew all the details now. As it is, I don’t know too many details, but I can see large generalities that aren’t obvious to a lot of people. And each event seems to play into that pattern, revealing more detail, the sequence in particular. I’m surprised by the way things are going in Washington; Trump is full of surprises. But his twists and turns don’t change the broad pattern I see, just his role within the inevitable collapse. If not him, then someone else would do those things.

    Right now, I’m very much on edge about economics. That’s why I suggested at first it might have something to do with banks. But now that seems to be a follow-on to something else: America as a whole (government, business and individuals) is too deep in debt and has no resources left for disaster recovery. These things are adding a sudden, massive burden on a very bad situation already. I think God intends to push things over the edge, but I don’t know exactly what. All I know is that things will be rough for everyone for a month or so. After that, we’ll all be in a different situation with concerns and solutions that are unknowable or unimaginable to us now.


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  4. Jay DiNitto says:

    I didn’t mean to imply you were subconsciously predicting from meat-world anniversaries. I was just curious if the frontal lobe Ed might’ve had an idea, though I know the issue is too complex to say for certain, unless you’re a major player close to the issue.

    I agree with you re: what to do. We have to determine our own paths and methods of maintaining stability. We don’t have much control over anything bigger–i.e., anything we see on the news.


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