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Laying Hands on One Another
Laying Hands on One Another
What if the watchman, doesn’t have a trumpet. What does he do, when it’s been taken from him; he’s been curtly silenced? Then, you cry aloud, with your voice!!
I was on the phone today, attempting to wander through the commands of a machine; being forced, to do things I don’t want to do. It’s all about numbers, and recorded voices and cameras that look into all aspects of our world; even inside our home. I know for certain, we are being closely monitored, even here. It seems, that many do not care or realize, that without privacy, there is no freedom; at all.
There are a lot of things we are not speaking out on; unless we are totally blind and ignorant, we feel uncertain, where we are in all of this. As long as we are posting religious ideas and comments, we are not taken seriously. I also see, that as long as we are ranting against one another over all of our political drama, no one is bothered about us. There are certain words, you don’t use, if you’re smart. The powers that be, and the powers of darkness, are taking more and more steps to bring about events, many don’t even talk about anymore. We were taught it years ago; but we’ve forgotten now.
I felt sad and defeated today; because I realize, there’s nothing we can do about it; it was written. Insanity and evil, are materializing, all over the world; and as a roaring lion, many are being devoured. In the middle of this talk, I want to say something I feel is urgent. We’ve talked about heralding a mighty end-time revival; with an outpouring we’ve never known before. A last grandstand, of the Spirit of God. I believe that. But be not deceived, the adversary, the devil, is also going to make a last minute ditch effort, to defeat the works of the Lord, and take as many folk down with him as he can. Never forget, how vain he is; and how asleep and blind, so many are.
Why do you think so many have been crying out about people being so virtually, unprepared? Many today, have never seen the evil one manifest himself in front of everybody; except in the movies. He knows, many people who think they are a threat to him, are powerless; their vessels are close to empty. This medium, will not last forever; unless God stays His hand, this ministry will not always be here; the day is far spent. There is no more time for rant; or highly motivated self-indulgence; we best do our best to encourage one another, while we still can. You can call me morbid, call me doomsday, call me overly emotional, call me whatever. Time is closing.
Those in every home, no matter whether it’s family, friends, or even those who visit, must pray for one another; like never before. This message, is my prayer, that we begin to lay hands on one another, and pray for one another, in that real old fashioned way. Playing church, is over. Pretending that the party goes on forever, doing our little dramas and entertaining the chaps, building as if there’s no tomorrow, is already winding down.
I say it again, every chance we get, we need to lay hands on one another, and minister to each other. We need to weep with each other; intercede for one another; cry aloud, and spare not.
There is one that is arising so fast, his evil intent is manifesting at supersonic speed; most don’t believe it any more; if they ever did. Lay hands on one another; and pray, in the Spirit.
While attending a special service with a friend earlier today, I heard a scripture read, that caused me to sit up, and take notice. It was from the book of Genesis; a slightly different translation than what many of us have often used . It said that Eve, was tricked. My old way of thinking about things, was instantly changed. I’m not sure, if we even searched out this word before; as usual, we are often quick, to just put blame on some people; without studying things out for ourselves. It felt I had to re-evaluate.
“And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat” Genesis 3:13.
The word beguile ( נשׁא nâshâ’ ) = to mislead by guile or deceit, or to deceive. The word guile = crafty, deceitful talk or conduct; cunning. The Word says, that the serpent was subtle, which means crafty, artful and sly. As I read this story again, I saw something that impacted me even more; perhaps I had read it or seen it several times over the years, but today, it spoke more clearly. He told Eve, “Ye shall be as gods.” He went on to say, that they wouldn’t die; they would know good and evil. In this hour, men want to be gods; they want power, control and they want others always bowing down to them.
I went back and read something the Apostle had said. “We are not ignorant of Satan’s devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). But I think, we need to back up a few verses, and look at what he was talking about when he said that. He was talking about us forgiving someone who had made a mistake. It appears, that the person he was talking about, was almost overcome with grief over what they had done. The apostle told the other church folk in his letter, to comfort that person; to accept their request for forgiveness, and to forgive them. I truly do believe, in my own language, that the man of God was saying, if we let this person be too overcome with grief and sorrow, we are going to lose them; perhaps for good. He said, we know, how tricky Satan can be.
It made me think of one particular comment, that most of us have heard at some point and time in our life. “You should try it; one time won’t hurt you. Everybody else is doing it.” Subtle; to say the least, it’s crafty, deceitful talk; it’s cunning conduct. Just let me say it, in the fear of the Lord. The devil, tricked some people. Yes, we all have our own kind of weaknesses, but I have to say, many people, did not just intentionally mess their life up. They did not start out to be evil and destroy others lives. Someone here said it recently; evil, is often very beautiful, and desirable. Satan, is not some ugly imp with horns and a pitch fork. He was once a majestic angelic creature of great beauty; and he can still appear that way. Sin, is so often, pleasurable.
We can be tricked into thinking, we have to keep up with the Joneses. And our ministers, can be duped and mislead, in to believing they must be like their peers. The enemy, is not beyond, whispering in anybody’s ear; no matter who they are or what their station is.
This prosperity gospel, is very cunning; a great deal of people fall for messages from men and women, that are very crafty; quite artful. The old artful one, tempted even our Lord; remember everything he offered Jesus. We must remain alert and must be watchful, at all times; there are even those, who lie in wait, to deceive.
We are not giving honor to the wicked one; we’re just not being ignorant. If he sneaked up on us once, he’ll try again. But in the Spirit, we always see him.