Sunday, September 13, 2009

H J C - Matthew's 2 4 : discussion

Section F

“ When lost stay there. “

Original text from the Gospel of Matthew,

chapter 24, verse 29

New International Version - Matthew 24 : 29

29 “Immediately after the stress of those days

“’The sun will be darkened,

And the moon will not give its light;

The stars will fall from the sky.

And the heavenly bodies will be shaken. “a

-a- ISAIAH 13:10; 34:4

First paraphrasing draft:

October 21 – 27, 2008

* Created guides and heavens will serve no longer .

* Heaven itself will bear and endure the severity of the end of your world .

Second paraphrasing draft:

October 21 – 27, 2008

* Calm in the eye of the storm without steerage or guidance .

Third paraphrasing draft:

November 1 – 7, 2008

* You will be despairing without hope and wandering aimlessly not knowing me or God. Heaven will shudder .

Final paraphrasing draft:

November 22, 2008

* When lost stay there .

September 13, 2009

Surely everyone must get the gist of this stuff by now.

Basically there is a lull before the second coming that follows the turmoil . In this lull there is peace because there is nothing that can be done – nothing left to do and all is lost. There is no hope save salvation in Christ as he told you this would all happen. Nothing is left – not even any opportunity or hope. You just sit there doing the 1000 yard stare .

So if you are lost in the woods this is what is generally taught in all the military and survival manuals – SIT TIGHT – STOP AND STAY and this is what you must do . It is foolish to run around aimlessly because that only makes it harder for help to find you, as well as wearing you out even further toward a weakened state that could make you unable to endure . Sit tight and help and salvation will come to you – there’s nothing you can do at this time that will help anybody or yourself . Have faith that by the grace of God you will be retrieved into life again . Accept the grace when it comes, with JOY and THANKSGIVING.

This is the part that I find the hardest. I take great care to be responsible but I know that just being is very often the only thing that should be done. Just stand there hoping for the hug of Christ – maybe reach out your arms in faith – but do nothing ! I often make things worse for myself and all concerned by leaping into action to address a perceived need. Sorry .


From the blog of R David Foster at

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