February 1, 2015 by James Lindquist
A couple months ago, I was feeling very tired and listless. I talked to sis about my lethargy and how I should probably seek out a doctor for a checkup. She said that there seems to be a lot of that going around, how several of her friends felt the same way.
I told her that I really didn’t feel sleepy but I was tired all the time. I said, “I don’t know what I was so tired about because I really hadn’t done much to feel that way. While I sat in my chair at my apartment, I saw things that need to be done, but I just didn’t have the energy to get up and do them.”
I knew I wasn’t depressed because I’d been there and done that. Depression cost me my marriage, so I knew that I wasn’t depressed.
Sis and I finished our little talk and I went home to my apartment, plopped in my chair, and spent some time with the Lord. Many things came to my remembrance as I prayed and talked to Him.
While sitting in my chair, all but about dozing off to la-la land, an image of my dad came to me just as I remember him, sitting in his wheel chair with his chin resting on his chest. This was pretty much what he did all day, every day for the last couple weeks of his life. It bothered me because I knew his body was beginning to shut down.
The Hospice nurse confirmed this to me and she said that during this withdrawal, he was going through a transitional period from the natural realm into the spiritual. He was reconciling everything in his mind.
Well, all truth is parallel. I believe that the Lord is trying to tell me (us) that the body of Christ is going through a period of spiritual transition, into a period of change and direction. The world is changing fast and not for the better. Like dad. the body is reconciling everything scripturally but also looking for guidance in these times. It was like the Lord was saying, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths .”
There is going to be a great awakening, a soon coming outpouring of the Holy Spirit and what the body is going through right now is just a transitional period from the natural into the spiritual. God is about to hit His people with Himself and we have to be ready. We are in the early stages of that awakening now.
v2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee [Isaiah 60:2 KJV].
This is NOT a time to be fearful, fretful, impatient, restless, and seemingly unaffected by the judgments of God. We should be concerned about what is going on in the world but only in the context of using this time as a time of harvesting the fields. . .as they are white unto harvest .
Psalms 46:10 says to be quiet and easy, and resign ourselves to the will of God. Do not worry because the troubles of today have not caught God off guard. He is still in control. Psalms 37:12, 13 says, “The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.”
The body needs to seek His face and humble themselves and pray . We should live in an assured expectation of the appearance of Jesus Christ and that His will “shall be done.” The Lord would say to you,
“There is coming times of great distress, none like has been or will ever be again, but do not fear because I have overcome the world. Prepare yourself and fill your lamps with the oil of my Holy Spirit. I love you my children and I knew each of you before the foundation of the world. I have even numbered the hairs on your head, so focus on me during these times. Look up, because your redemption draws nigh my Bride. Be still, and know that I am God and your soon coming husband.”
NOTE: Next Monday I will start a 15 (or less) part series on the Jewish marriage customs. This study technique has made the Bible come alive for me. I pray that it helps you in understanding Scripture. I welcome any comments and thoughts. God bless each and every one of my readers.
 Proverbs 3:5, 6 KJV
 John 4:35 KJV
 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV