Today, I have it heavy on my heart to present another picture puzzle. One we NOW, AT LEAST MOST ALL, have four corners of, but the picture is far from completed. We have next to our four puzzle piece corners a stack of puzzle pieces laying in a BIG FAT PILE next to it. It looks like someone took the entire puzzle box and shook it out on the table.
Meanwhile, there are champion puzzle solvers who are holding rallys and shouting to the ones looking at the pile of puzzle pieces. They are shouting things that sound good, but for those who are still looking at the corners, these are a bit lost and have no understanding where to start. To them the shouts sound like, “HERE IT IS – MAKE IT ALL FIT TOGETHER RIGHT NOW!” I want to shout, “Can someone at least show them the picture on the outside of the box? Throw them a bone here?”
Meanwhile, the same ones yelling to put this puzzle together have failed to see that some are just not good at puzzles, but are very good at checkers, or monopoly. But the problem is, we have a puzzle that must be completed so, many shout – just get out there and do it.
They pull together, hold great rallys and shout –
“Go – stand up and fight! Run for office we need good people- do it now, don’t wait! Run and don’t wait for someone else to stand up for you! Stand up for yourself against the giants! Stand up in your communities, at your local city council meetings, school board hearings, zoning board meetings, everywhere elected officials reside, we should be in there ensuring they are doing what we the people voted for them to do!”
“Get involved now! No more waiting for someone else to do it…it is our time, our moment in history and our obligation to the next generation and the one after that! Local Action has a National Impact! Do it now! This is spiritual warfare. Fight back!”
This is like a Pastor standing in the pulpit shouting – “Get saved! Hell is real! Stand up against the demons – fight them all today, right now! The devil is attacking all of you and is coming for your children if you don’t stand up against him now! Right now!” Then stepping down from the pulpit and leaving a congregation full of excited people ready to do it now…today…with no clear direction or path on how to do it? They have little milk and are thrown chunks of meat with little guidance on how to prepare for the battle they were just recruited to go out and fight.
But bless their heart….they stand up and shout…we will get saved, and we will fight, and then here comes the devil and whispers, “Boo! Look, no matter what you do, the giant is too big. Let others do it. You are so small. No one is coming to save you…run and hide. Play it safe. Don’t rock the boat.”
To the pastor, it is simple to be saved, for he knows how. It is simple to call upon the Lord for he has had many trials and learned to do so. The pastor has read the scriptures and prepared through much study and understanding, so he knows how. The new person in the pew is all for it, but hasn’t been told what scriptures to read, nor been told how to repent first and call upon His name, let alone what the Holy Spirit is or the covenant made between God and those who choose to follow him. It is as the man told Philip when he asked him, “Do you understand what you are reading?” and the man answered, “How can I, except some man should guide me?”
Acts 8:27 – 34
27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 29Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 30And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth. 34And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? Of himself, or of some other man?
The point I am making is that we all must be given direction, some teaching and guiding if we are to be successful in what it is we are to go out to achieve. We can’t just all jump up and run without understanding where it is we are going and what it is we are to do.
A new enlistee in the military doesn’t show up and be given a gun and told to put a bullet in, aim and shoot then told to go fight. He is trained first, then sent out with a command. He is not sent out with a gun and then left to figure out the rest.
Learn how to organize and how people relate in order to learn.
We the people are in the year 2021 and we are all with our own special skill sets and not all are of the same experience and expertise. What would be most helpful is to have some rallys that show people how to organize and what to expect. What works and what does not work. Right now we are aware of the deceit and the nature of the war we are in. We now need direction on how to maneuver and battle legally the course we are set on to travel, for this is where we now are.
Anyone can shout a command. What is most needed is mentoring on how this is to be done by and from those with experience and knowledge.
There is a better way to approach this. Not everyone is a civic activist leader. Many are good God fearing people that know many things…how to be a legal representative may not be on their list of skill sets. They have other good things on their resume. It’s a lot like how a registered gun owner knows how to load their gun and hit the target, it’s a no brainer for them. But, not every citizen owns a gun. So telling the person who has never owned a gun to go get one and get in the front line and defend the rest is dangerous unless you teach the person how to use the gun first.
What can be most helpful is to help organize, teach and pool our talents and skills. Work together so when we set out to achieve our goals we are equipped to accomplish our mission. There are many ways to support a cause, so as a collective body of bones, cells, muscles, and brains, let each bring forth their special little joints to save our people and our nation with God at the helm and the Holy Spirit guiding our every move.
Hang on, we are getting there. We went from “Wake Up People! and Fight!” to “Run for office and get in the faces at council meetings, bla, bla.” Soon the Superstars will figure out that they need to show us how. Now, not all are shouting…many are doing and in that we owe a debt most enormous. God bless the doctors and the lawyers who have organized teams and are showing the people how to take the steps. But, so many are just hollaring like we are troops trained and ready to go. We have grandma’s and grandpas in jail from merely holding a sign on Jan. 6th, so we need to be cunning, wise and shown how to move ahead with precision and above all do not comply to unconstitutional mandates. We need support and teams to show us how to do the legal things…and the protocals for standing in council meetings and at school boards and in our day to day lives. We the people of 2021 never had to do any of this before, and now we all must learn. So we need others to teach us. Not everyone is entrepreneurial, but all can be taught and shown how to do a task.
Let us build up one another with the truth in scriptures and proper understanding as well as respect one anothers callings so each can be wise in serving the Lord in this great battle. For we are all called to rise up and take a stand in these days of testing, and each is called for God’s purpose where God places them. We are not all called to run for office, nor are we all called to fight legal battles. Some are called to support those who do so financially, and some to serve those called in other duties be it secretarial or as spiritual advisors. There are many ways to serve. Something as simple as bringing food to those who are heavy in battle, like David was sent to his brothers with provisions who were serving in battle with Saul. These opportunities can all lead to shining moments in fighting the giants.
So never underestimate the person’s worth nor their effort. We are all called to serve, be it at home or abroad. Prayers for others are powerful and those who can’t physically battle can well serve others in prayers and support. Never cast out any who are willing to serve in whatever capacity they have been called to serve, and remember God is not the author of confusion…he has an orderly way in doing his will and he calls people forward in an organized manner, most often it is one on one…and when he sends you out…he goes before you and prepares the way so fear not.
Remember also, God always sends others to stand with you.
Keep on pressing and keep on going. Do not fear what you will say or try to figure out how you will do a thing…just begin. But remember Wisdom comes by asking, seeing, hearing, learning, and preparation. When you become involved that is when you see the hidden puzzle pieces and when you see these, you are now in the process of becoming. In becoming….you are successful in achieving!