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End of the (Church) Empire? How Then To Proceed–A Survival Plan for the “Last Church”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Fate of Empires What with the state of global mayhem on multiple fronts, these days, and having largely to do (particularly in the United States) with an urge to destroy the artifacts and actors who shaped … Continue reading

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Part 4: Verses for July–On the Individual and Collective “Harvest” and Prophecy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 From Parts 1, 2,  and 3 July Verses In July, we wait, water, weed, and watch

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More on the Critical Spiritual Gift for Our Time: Discernment–Amid Snakes

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As promised in my previous post, about, among other things, (metaphorical) snakes (as in, evil entities) and how they can deceive us (thus, we need to exercise discernment at all times), I am copy/posting another “old” essay, … Continue reading

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Russian Collusion déjà vu? Redux: “How to Overcome Psychological Operations (Psy Ops) Perpetrated Against US”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila UPDATE June 2019 Russian Collusion déjà vu? This week in the United States we are experiencing a return, as it were, to the hoped-for-but-failed “scene of the (not) crime of a ‘Trump Russian Collusion’” that was a … Continue reading

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Extremists, Falling Skies, Revolutions, and Resistance

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila With the extreme left, these days, it seems that whatever the topic being discussed, there are only two views allowed: good or bad, us or them, saviors or Nazis, perfect and fart-free weather or climate catastrophe dooming … Continue reading

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Post Script: on the Childbirth/End Times Prophecy Analogy–Are We Due?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila If there were a post script for my series on the childbirth analogy Jesus used to help explain  prophetic events of the end times, I would put it like this: once the baby has emerged into his … Continue reading

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“As Labor Pains on a Pregnant Woman”–Prophecy in 2019 versus 2015

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 2019 Below is a reprint of one of my earlier posts offering insight into the pregnancy/childbirth metaphor Jesus used to help us understand how it will be (or how it is  today, many prophecy experts argue) in the … Continue reading

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The Power of Prudence to Withstand the Geo-Political “Ragenado”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Prudence As defined by Mirriam Webster online, “prudence” is: 1: the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason, 2: sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs, 3: skill and good judgment in the use of resources, and/or 4: caution or circumspection … Continue reading

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Are We At the “Prequel” to Jesus’ Childbirth Analogy? Is It A Time of “Spiritual Decathexing”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.  -Jesus (Matthew 24:8, NASB) Decathexis is “the process of dis-investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea.” Or perhaps a previous way … Continue reading

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On How to Foretell Certain Changes, Temporal and Spiritual–Featuring Also the Metonic Cycle (Redux)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On Temporal, Tell-Tale Signs One of my favorite poets is Ted Kooser who hails from the U.S. Midwest, as do I, although I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life. Kooser’s poetry … Continue reading

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