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Impatience is a real problem for most. So the military develops practice in waiting: Formations, waiting on orders, trucks, planes and mail. On the defense or offense we wait for the attack. Waiting is a large part of army life! “Wait” or “waiting” is used 155 times in the Bible. 26 Old Testament books and thirteen New Testament ones. We first find it used in Genesis 49:18: “ I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.” Such verses confirm for believers how important a part of life waiting really is. We must develop patience when waiting for something important like God’s promises. When waiting for something worth waiting for there is seldom a quick response. It isn’t just soldiers who need such patience. Look at the growing traffic jams and such across America. God’s kingdom is often referred to as the Kingdom of Patience. In analyzing these 155 verses I see two major themes. Waiting on God to act, and lying in wait for an enemy. In Deuteronomy 19:11 we see one use. “But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die…” This kind of use is found in passages concerning the unholy personal conflict raging around us. Then there is the other usage: waiting on God to act. The Book of Psalms uses this word 28 times. “Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed that transgress without cause.” Psalm 25:3. Also, “I wait for the LORD, my soul doeth wait, and in his word do I hope.” Psalm 130:5 There is something our generation should be watching and waiting for. But few seem aware. We are seeing major end time signs heralding the second coming of Jesus Christ. The wise watch and study in light of news headlines and verses like: Micah 7:2, Hab 2:3, Zep 3:8, Acts 1:4-5, Romans 8:19, 23, 25: I Cor 1:7, I Thes 1:10, 3:5; James 5:7, and I Pt 3:20. The major Revelation 12 sign is this September 23rd. The great American eclipse occurs this August 21st. Jupiter, the King Planet entered Virgo November 16th, 2016 to start the nine month birthing cycle. The birth date is August 16th, The Bible tells us that those who wait for God’s promises will be blessed. What are you waiting for?

WORLD VIEW:

“ What is my world view?” This is an important question for a thinking person to ask himself. What it turns out to be, has everything to do with one’s general direction in life. A world view is an amalgamation of one’s basic life assumptions, opinions, habits, and relationships. One’s world view is largely unconscious in the earlier stages of life, but ultimately determines who and what one gathers around him in his journey through life. A wise person, understanding the importance of one’s world view, will ultimately work to determined for himself through careful, systematic research what it should be. But most find it easier to just go with the flow not realizing that the world opinion currents are largely controlled by hidden forces of darkness. One’s world view ultimately determines where one will spend eternity: in heaven or hell. Yes, according to Jesus Christ both are very real places. A world view works much like a compass and map for a hiker in the wilderness or a ship’s captain at sea. Certainly these are essential tools to keep one on course toward the destination, and out of serious trouble. Direction is ultimately critical to outcome. There is a battle going on behind the scenes in America and in other key nations to control a country’s predominant world view. If you want to know which of the various world views will prevail, you need to know what God says about this serious matter. There are many revered books promoting various world views, Only one can be completely true. In my humble view it’s the one written by God, the Christian Bible. Behind most world views stands Satan, the present god of this world. The Bible tells us the final outcome of the increasingly open struggle to control. The World is starting to line up against those who hold to biblical truth. Jesus Christ will soon come back to this earth as Judge and King to take charge and put His enemies to open shame. Until then II Corinthians 13:5 challenges us to examine ourselves to see if we be in the faith. This is wise advice considering the consequences of choosing wrong! We all have freedom to choose the principles we will stand on in this life. But who we pick to listen to and fellowship with has eternal consequences. Choose your course wisely.

Wound:

52 times in the Bible you find some form of the word “wound.” Certainly God has a lot to say about the effects of war. Genesis 4:23 is the first time we see the word: “wounding.” It says: “…I have slain a man to my wounding and a young man to my hurt.” We learn it is around the time of the murder of Abel. I have not seen a teaching on this particular verse but if one follows this word through the Bible a great deal can be learned about life and the dangers we face due to our supernatural enemy Satan who attempts to trick us into directly or indirectly cooperating with him in his mission to kill, capture and destroy. (John 10:10) Much in our generation is being written about the scourge of P.T.S.D. What goes on with a man’s body and soul in the aftermath of combat and certainly this is what the verse above suggestions. The Marine Corps teaches that all who experience combat are effected with simple PTSD. Those who are effected with a complex form of PTSD can trace it back to their experience prior to enlisting in the military according to research. Of course the way to reverse this aftermath of combat is to look to help from God and His supernatural resources in the Word of God. Are you or a loved one dealing with hidden wounds as the above verse suggests? Look to God and His wonderful promises.