But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:26)
I’ve said that the mind is full of barriers against convictions. Some of them are simply beyond us to remove by mere conscious effort. Sometimes it takes the power of the Holy Spirit working in the subconscious to bring truth to life and overwhelm the flesh. When it does, that force can be an awesome experience. It’s what’s behind things like speaking in tongues, interpreting tongues, prophecy, words of knowledge and words of wisdom. It’s not that it overwhelms your consciousness, but that it overwhelms the fleshly intellect.
Today I didn’t ride that far; just down to a large and busy shopping area a couple of miles away from home. I felt led to just allow my mind to wander because that’s how things pop up into my awareness from the heart-led subconscious. So for awhile I simply sat on a bench in an alcove I had to myself.
I watched as a repo wrecker pulled up in the parking area. The driver walked up to the front of one car, gazed for a moment at the base of the windshield where most cars sold in the US have their VIN number displayed. Then he quickly backed up his wrecker and snatched the car, taking advantage of the convenient placement for grabbing the front axle. It was done in a matter of seconds. A little later as I was about to leave, I overheard a woman whining about not finding her car.
I asked, “A silver sedan with tribal plates?” (Most Indian tribes in Oklahoma have their own vehicle license plates.)
“Yes. That’s it!” she replied.
I told her a repo man took off with it. She almost wept as she thanked me and started making a call on her cellphone.
My heart reminded me that this was a sign of the times that a rising percentage of folks cannot keep up with their loans. I’ve seen the repo wreckers an awful lot lately. It’s a form of financial chaos, just like the rising partisan political violence.
This is a war folks. Representatives of both sides step up to condemn the other on imaginary moral grounds of fair give and take, but anyone who has been paying attention knows that was always a facade. The threat to both sides is very real, and nobody should be fool enough to imagine we could go back to a more civil debate, since there really never was one. The only difference now is that the pretense of civility has worn so thin most people are starting to ignore it. The moralistic finger shaking is just another weapon in the fight, and the bombs will be real soon enough.
Just a reminder: Both sides are wrong. Don’t get drawn into this nonsense, Brothers and Sisters. The globalists, and their army of leftists, are particularly Satanic. But the imperialists and conservatives are simply Pharisees with a different uniform; they still worship Mammon. The latter will trounce the former in God’s good time, but then they’ll turn on folks like us. The saints of God will tribulate.
One of the partisan warriors on the right from an earlier era went to prison for his warfare — Charles Colson. Shortly before his arrest, he converted to Christianity. After his release from custody, he later discovered he had cancer. He did get one thing right: He said that the difference for Christians was not that they escape the sorrows of this world, but that they handle it differently from the rest of the world around them.
The recent series on fighting fear was to help you understand that God has provided a way to protect His own. But it’s not absolute, and some of His wrath on America will inevitably splash on us. Some of it will make no sense at all to us. It doesn’t have to make sense to your mind; your heart already knows the answer. Our patience and persistence in the face of tribulation is our witness.
“We will understand it better, by and by.”