Skip to comments.Was it Providence or God (Saturbray)
Posted on 07/06/2019 9:00:38 PM PDT by bray
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matthew 24:35 KJV
Today was providence. We are starting a movement here in the Peoples Republic of Portland and every time we test it God shows his guidance on our efforts. We did the unthinkable in todays world which is going door to door inviting people to our event at a church and once again found people where they live their lives in fear and paralysis.
Why are we afraid? We are being told every day we are outdated and without truth. We are told we are racist, sexist, homophobes if we do not adhere to the latest version of Virtue Signaling and better adhere or you will be hated. What you need is God to be front and center in your message as well as sticking with the Bible to take on this spiritual war directly. This is the last thing Satan expects or wants.
We have a group called Forests for Oregon which we have been working on for nearly two years. This is a group which is going to petition the State of Oregon to challenge the Federal gummit to relinquish their lands to the state to be sold to the people. What we are asking is the forests being managed properly as good stewardship rather than neglected and burning like we see today in our National Forests.
As part of this group effort we are putting on events for the people to bring them in to hear our message and the message of the Gospel. Our current meeting is called Freedom Day and will be held tomorrow 7/7 at a church with three WWII Veterans. These guys have incredible stories and will be talking about America as they remember it as a country which was united with a common purpose. America was country which defeated real fascists in Germany and Japan with sheer determination and will power as well as some of the greatest weapons ever invented.
They talk of a country being one people fighting a common enemy wanting to take away their freedom and everyone stood shoulder to shoulder. They speak of how it breaks their hearts today to see such division and hate for each group. They have incredible stories of the war and what it was like living not knowing if you or your best friend would be killed in an instant or would survive the day, yet with that they have great wisdom of what is important in life.
We went out today inviting people to the event and had a miraculous occurrence. Knocking on doors inviting people in the neighborhood began uneventful but as we knocked the interactions got deeper and deeper. We began telling Art Crinos story (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE6ht8-0DfI&t=1051s) of finding the man who was lost in the ocean and what that story meant in a personal note. We talked about the power of prayer and how God is so important to peoples lives whether they will acknowledge it or not and then it happened.
As I went from door to door and became bolder and bolder I began listening to people and their own stories. When I hit one of the final houses a man who looked like a 70s liberal began listening to the lost Airmans story and we began talking about him and found his wife had just died a couple months earlier and he was all alone with just him and his dog. I told him I was sorry for his loss and it must be hard. You could feel the loneliness in his voice and see the sadness in his eyes, so I gave him one of our DVDs with the B-17 member who had just lost his wife of 71 years.
He said this was providence, but he knew it was more than that. He may come to the meeting if he gets up in time or at least listen to Jacks story of losing his wife and being all alone. In the end he was just very happy I knocked his door and gave him something to hold onto. If he watches the video he will hear the Gospel and Salvation through Gods unending mercy. This is just the opposite of everything the world tells you and gives you a freedom you can only find through Gods forgiveness.
This is old school missionary outreach with new school techniques. Knocking doors is hard but the message is just as powerful as it was a hundred years ago. If you change one person you have changed his world for the rest of his life and potentially can be freed of the worlds seductive worship of the earth. Not only do you potentially open people to the message of Jesus Christ if it is a non-political message like inviting people to hear Veteran stories or Cop stories or First Responders, you have people hearing the Gospel and really change their lives. You may plant the seed or actually harvest fruit while sharing peoples lives and giving empathy where they most need it. The best door knocking goal with this method would be one door and saving someone.
In the old days elections were held in the fall since that was right after the harvest was in and people caught up with births, marriages and deaths while now it is just a time to be annoyed. What if we went back to then and shared with people the Truth while inviting them to church? What if the churches were filled again with event after event giving people reasons to show up to hear stories which are powerful and filled with God and the pastor making a call.
This guy who was alone and reluctantly answered the door ended the conversation with saying providence brought me to his door. I did not correct him and say God brought me to his door since it was random I went down that street, but he will hear the Gospel and hear God in story after story on that disk and finished with God Bless you Brother which he repeated to me.
In less than ten minutes we became brothers even though very likely we disagree with 90% of politics not that I know, but this was beyond man and straight to spiritual which we had a common union. I really care about this man and his loss and he is thankful I do care and thanked me for what we are doing.
This is how you change Portland and the country. People are exhausted and especially in a town like P-Town where you cannot say, do or look the wrong way without fear of getting your head beaten. This is the belly of the beast where the latest Virtue Signal is doxology and must be adhered to fundamentally or you could lose your career, home and life. People have to be looking for a better way to be good.
This goes around all of that and directly to peoples lives where they can discuss real things to real people. People who think like you can be reaffirmed and those who dont can be listened to while having their blindfolds removed and ankles unlocked. This is a simple way to spread the Gospel and share Gods love without beating people over the heads with Bibles or preaching to them and being pushed away. One tattooed guy was right along with me as he heard about God until I mentioned prayer and then he said he had to go, but he heard.
America, we need to spread the word outside our own camps and this is a way to do it. There was some resistance with the Betsy Ross manufactured controversy, but people still love our WWII Vets and this was a simple invitation to invite them to say thank you to them one last time. Nobody is offended by that and in a few instances the conversations became real and lives were touched. This is the way to expand the message and change the hatred.
This is more than providence, this is God working. His way is to talk and not yell which is the way to change hearts and lives. This is Gods way of leading us into the fields.
Pray America Wakes
Pray America Wakes, yes indeed.
If people just start realize that if they put away the things/distractions of this world and open their hearts and minds to the Holy Father, and talk to him as a child would talk to his father, a spiritual transformation would take place.
But this has to happen on an individual level, for each person, cause it is a deep personal relationship, that one must desire to have with God.
Let’s pray we have time to right the ship..
Fundamental grass roots activity is always a worthy endeavor, and brings results.
People want to do something, most don't know how or where to start, so a little "breaking of the ice" does wonders.
Amen, this is a way for people to plug into a simple system.
Providence, or divine Providence, as our founders called it, was the acknowledgement of God providing. That is it’s definition.
I hope your event today goes smoothly and is well-attended.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your efforts. I hope your example spreads across the nation.
The proper retort to the left that support LGBT is that the gays have killed 45 million people and counting. Anyone associated with them is complicit.
How do you come by that figure?
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