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When Love Grows Cold Fear and Gross Darkness Covers

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Could This be the End Times?

Blatant darkness covers the world, as love grows cold and evil people grow worse. We have lost our identification with love in these troubled times. Because of trouble, empathy is disappearing from our hearts as we withdraw ourselves from the transparency of light to live in veritable darkness. But even in such gross darkness, by faith, you can have the light of life in your dwelling.

There is a contrast between darkness and gross darkness. For example, it is dark at night, but if the stars are out, even though the night is dark, you can still see something of the world around you. But things are quite different in a cave. There, deep in the bowels of the earth, darkness is darker than dark. It is almost heinous. It is so dark, you can feel it. In such tenebrosity, you can’t see your hands, even if you placed them right in front of your face.

Anxious Times and Worried People

God has forewarned us of these atrocious and wicked times of trouble that now traverse the entire world. He told us that we would experience extreme trouble just before the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Here is what the Bible says:

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…” (2 Timothy 3:1-4).

Without a doubt, we live in perilous times. Iniquitous darkness has circumvented the whole earth. Hate crimes are increasing, racism is flourishing, and even the faith of the faithful is under attack. Trust and love are dissipating and we don’t know who or what to trust anymore. The very people we trust to protect us have become our killers. Bud don’t despair, by faith you can be delivered from the power of darkness.

People are without empathy because they do not have the light of light in their hearts. While onlookers film police kneeling on a handcuffed man’s neck until his spirit leaves his body, they were still not apologetic for their actions. These are the kind of actions that let us know that we live in an evil day.

Is Transparent Darkness Consuming Light?

Gross darkness overshadows today’s world. There is a darkness that is darker than dark. The Bible speaks of darkness so dark, you can feel it. In the ninth plague, when Pharaoh would not free Israel, Moses pronounced darkness on Egypt: “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which may even be felt.’ So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings” (Exodus10:21-23).

I have pondered this story in the Book of Exodus for years without resolve. Why could the Egyptians not see in the darkness? Surely they had fire and torches, yet they could not see. Until recently, I could not understand why they could not see one another.

The darkness that descended on the Egyptians was supernatural. The Egyptians could not see because gross darkness covered their dwellings with darkness so dark, it even penetrated their hearts. The reason they remained in darkness for three days is that they were unwilling to show empathy toward the people they were mistreating. The Israelites had light in their dwellings because God’s light of life covered them.

I believe God described the story in this way for our benefit today. We are experiencing trouble because of the effects of the supernatural darkness that covers the world. Today, the abnormal has become normal. Up is down and wrong is right; people don’t know how to react to the truth.

How You Can Have Sight In a Dark and Wicked World

The Bible tells us that our fight is not with each other; but with principalities, powers, and rulers of the darkness of this age. These powers and rulers of darkness are Satan’s demonic spirits. Although their induced darkness enshrouds our world, we don’t have to run around stumbling in the dark, fighting with each other. We don’t have to surrender to the dark spirits that are trying t control us.

Like the Israelites, you can have light in your dwelling. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life” (John 8:12).

Do you ever wonder why some people hate other people even when they have no reason to hate them? It is because the light within them is darkness and they have not learned to see without sight. In Matthew 6:23, Jesus said it like this: “But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

Call to Christ

When the gross darkness that covers the world tries to overshadow you, turn on the light of life and let Jesus be your eyes. If you would like to know Christ as your personal Savior, just pray this simple prayer:

Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God. I believe You gave Your life a ransom for me, and You conquered death by resurrecting me from the grave. Today, I commit my life to You. Come into my heart and be the light of my life.”

I believe if you said that simple prayer, you are now in the family of God. I pray that Christ will guide you with His light of love and forever bless you. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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2 weeks ago

Greetings in Jesus ‘ name

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3

Prayer is fellowship with the Unseen and Most Holy God. It is the essence of true religion and the channel of all blessings. It is the secret of power and life not only for ourselves, but for others, for the Church and for the world. God has given the right to take hold of Him and His strength to prayer. The promises wait for their fulfillment.
If you ask, He will be delighted to take you to closer fellowship with Himself and teach you to pray.
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1 month ago

Recovery From Emotional/Psychological Trauma

Emotional trauma is the result of stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world; it can leave you struggling with memories and anxiety that won’t go away.
Emotional/psychological trauma could be caused by accident, injury, an unexpected violent attack, living in a neighboring known for crime, battling a life threatening illness; it could also be as a result of experiencing traumatic events that occur repeatedly like domestic violence, sexual abuse, bullying, loneliness, and addiction. It could also be caused by the sudden death of a loved one or deeply disappointing experience.

What are the symptoms of trauma?
*Anxiety and panic attacks; anger and irritability
*Fear, emotional numbing,depression and confusion
*Racing heart beats, mood swings, muscle tension and agitation
*Shame, guilt, feelings of sadness and hopelessness
*Fatigue, feeling of worthlessness, withdrawing from people.
*Ache and pains, obsessions and feeling of being overwhelmed.

What do you do to recover from emotional trauma?
1. Don’t isolate: Make an effort to maintain your relationships and avoid spending too much time alone
2. You don’t have to talk about the trauma all the time
3. Participate in social activities.
4. Join a support group for trauma survivors: connecting with them help reduce the sense of isolation; and hearing how others cope could help in your own recovery.
5. Volunteer to help others: In fact, this is a great way to challenge the sense of hopelessness that often accompanies trauma. Remind yourself of your strengths and reclaim your sense of power by helping others.
6. Make new friends if you live far away from family and friends; and avoid toxic people.
7. Self regulate your nervous system: No matter how agitated, nervous, or out of control you feel; it’s important you know that you can calm yourself.
8. Take care of your health
9. Get plenty of sleep
10. Avoid alcohol and drugs as their use can worsen your trauma symptoms, and increase feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.
11. Eat a well balanced diet to keep your energy up and minimize mood swings.
12. Reduce stress by relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises and schedule time for activities that bring joy to you such as your favorite hobbies.
13. Forgive all hurts and forget the past as this can also worsen the symptoms.

Recovery from trauma takes time, and everyone heals differently. So, avoid being negative or hard on yourself.

Beyond all the tips mentioned above, is the power of God to heal your broken heart and mend your broken life in Jesus’ name.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
But, for you to be healed with His stripes, you need to be reconciled with Him.
Jesus is the only Mediator between God and man; and you can only be reconciled to God if you believe in Jesus; in what He accomplished on your behalf. What did He do? He, being the Son of God and the Mediator between you and God, paid the price of your iniquities(sin) by leaving His abode in Heaven, became flesh, at the appointed time, He was betrayed, crucified, died and was buried; but He rose on the third day granting victory to whoever believes in Him. He was sinless but He tasted death for you and me. He paid the ultimate price to grant us access to the Father and to His Kingdom because no one can access the Father without Him.
He says : “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man cometh to the Father but by me.” John 14:6
We can’t access God’s Kingdom with good works, morals and religious activities alone; they are not enough to save your soul and reconcile you with your Maker, because it is written: “For all have sinned, and have come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
So, you simply need to believe in Jesus, repent of your sin, and be saved
“Whosoever call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”
Talk to Him and He will heal you.
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