I was responding to someone on Twitter this morning who was saying that he keeps hearing about some big “event” coming – these are the actual words from his post:
“I keep seeing that we are entering some sort of new new time and changes, but when? The waiting sucks. I don’t care if it’s the rapture or a giant asteroid or even the lizards invading.”
I thought about it for a moment or 2 and started writing…
“A pretty smart dude once said that no one knew the exact day and time lol. But seriously, it’s now. It’s a process, and we are in it. Ultimately, it’s an inside job, personal revelation. The pieces are being provided, it’s for each us to put them together.”
And as I was typing, I started to have a bit of an epiphany –
“I’m starting to think that’s what “the great deception” is really about – making us all think that there is going to be some singular, spectacular “event” or catastrophe, such that we are all waiting, and waiting, and waiting… such that we miss the true event, even while it passes right in front of us. I keep thinking back to the parable Christ told about the ‘thief in the night,’ and it makes sense in this context. I don’t know anything more than anyone else, but the signs are all around for those with eyes to see.”
Now to be sure, I’ve thought for a long time that we are in the middle of what is going to be a longer process than I ever wished for. Much like the guy who posted that comment, I was tired of waiting like 30 years ago! Lol. And I have predicted, incorrectly, time and time again that the “event” was nigh – probably partly out of wishful thinking. And the more I started to think about that very dynamic – the constant wishing for a truly apocalyptic event; the cycles of waiting, hope, then disappointment when it doesn’t happen (think 2000, 2012, etc etc); the loss of faith that comes with waiting over years and years, only for things to keep going; and – wait, hold on a minute – that last one, it stuck with me. The loss of faith –
And it dawned on me – what if we truly ARE, and not just speaking hypothetically or metaphorically, but what if we really are right smack dab in the middle of said “event,” and the great deception is that we don’t even realize it! Jesus spent quite a bit of time in Matthew 24 giving parable after parable about being ready, not being fooled, keeping watch, etc.
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,g but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. 39And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.
This part – it’s not about being physically taken – it’s about the spirit, the soul. And the one taken, they aren’t the “lucky” one being ‘raptured’ – the one being taken is being taken by the dark mentalists, by the powers of hatred and destruction set loose on the world. Christ was not one who would look to be whisked away from trouble – no reason to think that he would expect those who follow Spirit to. The person left is the fortunate one. Think about Noah – he wasn’t taken, right? He was left here, he remained.
42Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the homeowner had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.
It could definitely be said that right now, especially in the US, we are in a dark night of the soul as a nation. And the thief is doubt and fear. Our house is our temple – our mind, body and spirit. And the thing the thief is coming for is our faith, our belief, our hope.
45Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the others their food at the proper time? 46Blessed is that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
48But suppose that servant is wicked and says in his heart, ‘My master will be away a long time.’ 49And he begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not anticipate. 51Then he will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
That last part especially – he begins to beat his fellow servants. Seems to be a lot of that going on, especially when you think of ‘beating’ in a spiritual/psychological sense, and not necessarily physical. We are all being beaten down by the impacts of the things they have down to Mother Earth, to our civility, to life and hope itself.
I am honestly tripping out a bit right now, and realizing that I REALLY need to work on protecting myself – physically, mentally, and most of all spiritually. Because the battle of Armageddon is happening right now, on the spiritual plane, LITERALLY. It’s fairly easy to see that sides are being chosen as never before. And we need to be careful – I need to be careful – not to underestimate the powers of ignorance and division – the egregore of the antichrist. Because it/they are coming for those whose Lights shine brightest. Their only hope at this point is to extinguish all the light they can. And the longer we all remain complacent, in a state of waiting for some event, instead of realizing it’s already here, the easier it will be for them to accomplish their mission. Wow.
I could argue that this is the most important epiphany I’ve ever had. I too have been waiting and waiting and waiting, growing weary, impatient, and hopeless – all while my spirit and belief have been taking a beating, as are those of so many others. We need to see what’s going on right now, believe it in the depth of our souls, and start working on strengthening our spirits as much as possible.
That being said, I have started a forum for people of like minds and spirits to gather and share thoughts, ideas, wisdom, encouragement, experiences, etc. I am curating it carefully, because I want it to be a place free from the negativity, doubt, skepticism, division, etc, of other social media hangouts. If you are interested in joining, please send a message via the “Contact” link on my site, and I will provide the info.
I think that at this time, those of us who take our spirituality seriously and see what’s going on need to join together for strength and support. Because the battle for our very souls is happening now. And we need to stop waiting, and start fighting, to save them – together!