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I received a very uplifting and encouraging email from a dear friend this morning. A friend that I have not ever met/seen face to face. She has been a Godsend to me! (And she should know who she is as she is the only one that corresponds with me about my blogs, but for the sake of confidentiality, I will not mention her name here.) Believe it or not, writing the articles for this blog are not an easy thing for me to do. First of all, I am not a writer or an author. The very first article I wrote for this blog was the first I had ever written. Secondly, I am in constant battle with the enemy over this blog site and the mission I am on here. Why? Because the enemy doesn't want God's people to be prepared for what is to come! Need I remind us that the enemy is here to kill, steal, and destroy us? (See John 10:10) All the things that are leading up to the collapse of not only the U.S. but many Christian nations isn't something that's just happenstance. It. Is. Biblical. Prophecy. It has to happen because it is predestined to happen. There is no way we can or should ignore it. Nor can we (or anyone) stop it from happening.
Just a few days ago, I was ready to chuck it all (once again). I "felt" like I wasn't reaching anyone. Mostly, because I don't get many (like hardly none) likes/clicks/shares/comments on my social media platforms. (I am not complaining or whining, just want you to see the reason for my "feeling" like maybe I was failing.) It's enough to make anyone discouraged. But then, we are told over and over again that we should not go by our "feelings" alone, right?
Well, "feeling" all discouraged and about ready to give up, I was reading a fictional Christian book last night. In that book there was a scene where the main character was in a church and the pastor's sermon was shared with the readers. The sermon spoke of Noah and how he built the ark, and even though it was a struggle and it took many years, he saw it through to the end and was rewarded for his commitment to God and for his work. It then went on to say how we, as Christians, give up so easily when things get tough and we don't see things through. We just give up. We quit. Even things that God has told us to do! But, if we just hang on and keep moving forward and keep at it we will see the end results and be blessed by it. If we, and ONLY if we, continue in the work/mission that God has led us to do we will be blessed by the end results. But, in order to obtain that blessing, we must continue on and not give up!
And then, this morning, I got that wonderful, blessed, uplifting and enco