Not the time for ignorance within the camp

I was listening to a podcast in which a FB post by a well known singer was mentioned regarding Christians and depression. I have not seen the actual post ( was probably taken down after some backlash) ; however the podcast alluded to the statement made by this well known artist as saying to the effect that ” a person stays depressed for several years because they do not know who they are or whose they are”.  This comment has been resonating and leaving an awful taste within my spirit for the past few days. 

This is not the time for ignorance, especially amongst those that call themselves servants of the Most High God….
Please, please, please know the difference between long suffering and depression. Knowledge is power; therefore either get it or have a seat – ” my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” ( Hosea 4:6). 

  • Long suffering – an actual fruit of the spirit( Gal5:22); time period and degrees of long suffering varies from one individual to another based on God’s preordained plan for an individual servant ( Jer 29:11, Ps 139:16). 
  • Depression – on the other hand is a mood disorder; in some cases ( bipolar/ ( manic depression) a chemical imbalance can be a factor and/or life events can also play a factor(s). Similarly as w/ long suffering, the time frame and the levels of depression varies from one individual to another. 

This lack of real knowledge ( of God) is a prime example that touches the core of the problems that are challenging the Body of Christ. Lack of knowledge of the things pertaining to godliness due to the lack of truly establishing a real relationship w/God, spending time in His Presence and in His Word. A lot of people professing to be believers and followers of Christ are also the one that the Apostle Paul describes as ” having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof”. He then goes on to instructing us to ” Mark them and then turn away from them”. (2Tim3:5). 

I also believe this falls into category regarding the wickedness that God wants us to turn away from ( 2Chr7:14-15) before He will heal our land.  

Peace

References: 

  1. Long Suffering-http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/longsuffering/
  2. Depression-  https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

Your Wickedness Shall Correct You…

The following is an excerpt from my personal journal that I have been sitting on for several weeks. 

On Nov 8, 2016 (the morning of the election itself ) I felt God impress upon me to vote for Trump; however- I waved the impression aside and voted for Hilary because I could not wrap my brain at the time as to why God would possibly instruct me to do so. I have since repented. 

The next morning, He again prompted me to pray for Trump and his administration as He has regarding President Obama and his predecessors, ( according to 1Tim 2:1). However, it’s been more of a hit or miss regarding Trump. 

I can really relate to the Prophet Jonah right now, because although I sense that America as a whole is trying to wake up – you’re still seeing things through a glass dimly ( ICor13:12, Eph 1:18). 

I’ve said it before- all the talking and protesting is not going to make a difference when you’re dealing with pure evil. This is real spiritual warfare- the only weapons that are going to be effective are spiritual weapons (2Cor 10:4)  and only after we as a nation have truly repented (2Chron 7:14). 

Therefore if God has to use the Trump administration , Putin and ISIS to bring this nation to it’s knees then so be it! 

Consider this perhaps your final warning!

***************************GAIL MCNAIRJANUARY 15, 2017 8:47 PM

The Word of the Lord to America…

What is coming through the Trump administration because we have forsaken the Lord…
Jeremiah 2:19
Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts.

I strongly believe that this is why God instructed me to vote for and pray for Trump; not because Trump has special favor/connection with God – more so that this is a part of God’s plan to bring America to it’s knees.

Trump Prepares To Halt Syrian Refugee Admissions, Limit Muslim Entry

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-muslim-ban-refugees_

Why ISIS supports Trump election

http://time.com/4480945/isis-

 

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