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Considering the "end times", I am less a futurist and more of a partial preterist.

But Scripture can speak to all men during any time in history, and today as I was reading the book of Jude I was struck at how dead-on perfect he was in describing our nation today in 2012.

The people Jude addressed were believers whose community had been infiltrated by false teachers. Jude warns them of history and reminds them to keep standing for the truth AND to stay in God's love (we cannot let our love for one another grow cold).

Only God can keep us from stumbling, so hold onto Him as we fight against the forces that want to destroy us.

To tell you the truth, reading this book today gives me some comfort...knowing men and women in ages past faced down similar evils in their time, and the faith survived.

Our God is with us.

1 posted on 11/30/2012 6:24:26 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Our God is with us.

Blessed be our Emmanuel! There is such comfort in the Scriptures. Thank you for reminding us of the timely message in Jude.

2 posted on 11/30/2012 6:39:55 PM PST by Faith
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I also found comfort in these passages from Jude. I feel he is telling us to pray for God’s mercy.

This meaningful prayer was posted at The Daily Pen. I requested and received permission to share it with friends. Feel free to forward it to your email contacts. You may want to print a copy and post it next to your computer as a reminder to pray unceasingly for God’s Mercy. We have to take our country back.

A Prayer for Our Nation

Our Heavenly Father,
Please forgive us of our sins.
Have mercy and grace for our fallen ways and lift us up to fulfill the purpose You have for our lives. Help us, oh Mighty King! Please don’t turn away from us. We are oppressed under the lies of the powerful and hateful.
In Christ’s name, we give You praise and honor in faith knowing Your will shall be done in all things for Your glory and blessings upon those who love You. Thank You, Father, for this new day. Grant us peace and wisdom and strength with the provision of this day’s bread of Life.
Father, what shall we do without you? Please protect us! Set us free with the knowing of the truth, by the ransom paid with the shedding of blood of those before us. My God, my God…You are the only Father. If You do not defend us...who will? Why do You delay? Why are You withholding Your defense of Your children? In the name of Christ, our King, come Lord and shed light unto this dark place. Reveal the Kingdom power against deceptions of this hateful brood. You are our King! We repent and ask for Your forgiveness and mercy and Love and honor and help!

In Jesus’ name, Who is our King… Amen

http://thedailypen.blogspot.com/


4 posted on 11/30/2012 6:55:45 PM PST by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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5 posted on 11/30/2012 7:15:29 PM PST by TinCan
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What a perfect time for me to come across your post, and read scripture that calms my anxious soul. I needed the reminder that we may have lost this election, and possibly this great country, but God is still in charge and cares about us.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 7:19:28 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
matthew 10:16


7 posted on 11/30/2012 7:22:58 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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These men are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.
Within the church!
We should all be alert to avoid both flattery and faultfinding. IMHO that takes diligence to notice the good things which can truthfully be said about others - and say them.

14 posted on 12/01/2012 4:18:17 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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