LTRP Note: Written in response to Cedric Fisher’s new booklet: The Unacknowledged War and the Wearing Down of the Saints.
Dear Lighthouse Trails:
The recent posts are really depicting how quickly we are getting there.
Now it is all coming into place. I think one reason the warnings have died down is people are getting a sense that the time to blow the trumpet is over. It is just comments people leave. It may sound counterproductive, but at some point this time arrives. Usually just before judgment or something like that. I keep warning as God leads me. But I have also noticed what the writer [Cedric Fisher] said. I look at a lot of blogs and most of them now have really died down. The person either died, threw in the towel, retired, or something. Many who are left have blogs that are somewhat mediocre or even seem to have diverged away somewhat from truth. There are less posts, less comments, etc.
Another reason may be the fact that surveillance has kicked into high gear, people know and are afraid to be caught. Ultimately they will not be willing to “lose their lives” for the truth of God and will take that ultimate step of denial to save their jobs, pastorships, comforts, and luxuries, etc.
I have felt a call to savor my relationship with God and focus more on that lately. There are so many things we take for granted.
I enjoy going into my closet with a pillow, getting comfortable, and praying my heart out. I enjoy my favorite worship songs, being able to reach for the Bible at any time in the comfort of my home. But I know those days may be drawing to a close.
All we will have then is the biblical knowledge we have memorized and the songs as well. We will not have the luxury of privacy for any of these things. All we might have is a uniform and four walls; some prisoners of the faith have had less. We must be ready to let go of it all, not cling to these things when the time comes.
We must present ourselves a living sacrifice ready to die at any time. All we will have is God, and after we die the same is true.
So many Christians have been tortured and martyred throughout church history and had worse than what I describe above. Regardless of when the rapture happens, many saints have already gone as martyrs. We have never been promised removal from suffering, but just the opposite for His namesake. God forbid I should consider myself above these noble saints who surrendered and suffered loyally unto death.
For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Philippians 1: 29