Sky Links, 10-27

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All things are from him and through him and for him.
May the glory be to him forever. Amen.
-Romans 11:36

These are a few of the interesting things I read over the past two or 3 weeks:

Have you heard about food allergies, wheat allergies, or gluten intolerance in particular?  I started hearing about these allergies about nine years ago.  So, what about bread in the Bible?  Luke Gilkerson wrote on Is Gluten-Free Biblical?.  One take-away is that today's wheat is not the same as in the Bible.

I remember in High School, that we had an assembly where a lady came and told us her story about going through World War Two in Europe.  We who have been born in the USA and never known anything else, don't really know what it would be like to live under a totalitarian government.  It is interesting that before Nazi Germany, Germany was a democracy and Hitler was democratically elected.

Kitty Werthmann lived in Austria during the time of Nazi Germany.  Her country was taken over by Germany, before the war started and she experienced all the loses of freedoms that the National Socialists imposed.
   She wrote this piece in 2003, so she was not speaking against the government we have now, as some have supposed.  Her written account is an eye-opener about the dark side of government control, socialism, and humanism that disposes with God:  After America, There is No Place to Go.

Rick Joyner wrote about how America is headed towards Martial Law.
He wrote again, clarifying why America is headed towards chaos and financial collapse: The Straw That Breaks The Camels Back

Are you a good listener?  The ministry of listening is an important and perhaps more important that the ministry of talking.  That was a paradoxical understatement, by the way.  Adam S, McHugh wrote, Why I am a Listener.

A small quote I loved: "The kingdom of God is flat.  Aren’t you glad?"-Dave Black's comment on Craig Benno's post, The Eldership.  That is Dr. Black with two of his grandchildren.

We are learning that God's way of leadership for Christians is getting behind people or coming along side of others. 

 Marsha Burns wrote this on October 23rd:
  • There will be opportunities to react inappropriately, but if you maintain spiritual awareness and self-control you will come through unscathed. 
  • This will also be a test to see if you will take things personally and be rejected. Instead, you must forgive quickly, receive My love, and go on. 
  • Let Me lead you to a place of security in Me, says the Lord.  
  • Stay calm and keep your emotional responses under control.
2 Peter 1:5-7  But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
That's a good word, at least for me.  I love that 2 Peter 1 passage.  I've thought of it as "the recipe of righteousness."  I think that the diligence part is important.  Did you see the test part?  Things do need to be tested and proven, like testing a new bridge.  Men and women go through tests.  This is only a test, not the final exam.  Forgive.  Maintain self-control and be aware spiritually.  Receive His love. When you are in trouble, in pain, or being tested in some way; add to you little faith.  God has provision there, even if you are between a rock and a hard place.