Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
There are prophets on both sides, i.e., good and evil. So when it’s time to get a heads-up on what’s going down next, one just has to figure out where to get the info.
And, of course, believe it.
As Maya Angelou famously said (this quote just fits into so many blogs these days…):
When they show you who they are, believe them the first time.
From the writings and videos of the usual suspects, then, it appears that they (as in they who would purposefully shut down the entire Grid, not just one broadcast feature at a time they disagree with) are prepping us for such an event at some point. At least there seems to be a lot of chatter about that.
So, while everything is still (mostly) “normal,” Grid-wise, I thought I would contribute some encouragement to get involved in a real–and golden–opportunity ahead, even now, for those who still want truth and critical news, and it doesn’t need, nor has it ever needed, the Grid.
Just God through His inspired Word.
Here’s how it works:
- Believe them the first time, i.e., those of the other prophetic writings.
- Blow the dust off your Bible, or purchase one. If you can’t afford a new one, that actually might be better as politics and modern social causes have been infused in some versions after about 1970, and used-books stores usually have many older copies. New King James versions are still trustworthy, however. The Bible is, after all the all-time best-seller, so they say, so a copy should be easy to find. But don’t wait too long.*
- Pray beforehand for God to give you understanding and insight through His Holy Spirit.
- If you don’t know anything about the Holy Spirit and how to receive Him, here’s some info.
Here’s a couple of recommendations for where to begin if you haven’t read any of this text before:
- Start reading wherever you want to, and it doesn’t have to be the beginning of the book, nor does it have to be pages and pages. A single page, or paragaph, or even a verse or two can suffice for information, guidance, wisdom, comfort, healing, strength, counsel, and correction pertaining to your questions and needs today.
- I love the Gospel of John for a starter place, because not only is this book a narrative of the life of Christ, His teachings and miracles, but also, as John was an older, mature believer when he wrote his Gospel, his writing represents a dive into the depths of God’s grand, eternal plan of grace illustrated in the story of Jesus’ life on earth and all who choose to put faith and trust in Him (see John 3:16). It’s rich with metaphor as well, for those who savor that literary style. Mark’s Gospel version and writing style is a bit more “to the point,” sometimes called “the Gospel for people in a hurry”. Luke was a physician so he brought more of an analytical, scientific perspective to his writing, and Matthew’s accounts are referenced especially by people who like to delve into Jesus’ words on “end times” (see chapter 24). But end times prophecies are threaded all through the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments. While still available online, here’s a good reference for all the usual questions on those prophecies.
- For quick, practical insight and guidance, I also like reading the “Proverbs chapter of the day” so to speak. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs, thus, one per day. This book is very instructive concerning how to recognize and deal with evil, wicked, and foolish people, as well as, conversely, how to be good, righteous, and wise. It’s a kind of “field manual,” as I like to think of Proverbs, for the struggles, both internal and external, we face in this life on both physical and spiritual battlegrounds.
In keeping with my Proverbs habit, today’s chapter, #1, copied in its entirety below, not only serves an example of what I mean it also covers why even brand-new believers can benefit from God’s Word, whatever book, chapter, and/or verse is read.
Of course, at any time one can turn off the Internet part of the Grid (which is the most tempting and distracting) for a little while every day, for starters, and get your news–and truth–from the Good News.
And for His part, God never sleeps.
Plus: no need to worry about interuptions, pop-up ads, censorship–or “misinformation” and “mis-speaks” (aka lies).
PROVERBS CHAPTER 1
(King James Version)
1The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
8My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
10My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
11If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
12Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
13We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
14Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
16For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
18And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
19So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
20Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
P.S. If you like scholarly commentaries, there are many (online, here is a good resource).
If you like prophecy, here is an online source of the usual questions and answers. And none too soon. According to the prophecy scholars, looks as it we are teetering on the edge of those very times if not already falling in…
*ONE MORE VERY IMPORTANT THING
Ever wonder why the Bible is always on the burn pile, literally and figuratively, when totalitarians come to rule? They have a kind of vague idea that it’s got some kind of power, even if outwardly they mock it and claim it’s just all myth and mysticism.
But truth is, they know that through time believers have been such a stubborn lot, wanting their freedoms and rights and all, and not just for themselves, but for others, too, and their major reference manual is that book. (Totalitarians don’t know anything about the Holy Spirit.)
But mostly, I think it’s because totalitarians want their words and themselves to be read and worshipped, and regarding anything or anyone else? Verboten!
And I suspect that it is to that end they will “need” to shut down and re-set the Grid at some point.
Know what I mean?