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  • #16
    " Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

    Matthew 24:44 KJV

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Mish View Post
      Jesus' Girl,

      I agree with you wholeheartedly; I think we all have become too used to 24/7 news via TV or our computers where horrible actions and tragedies play out before us and upon reading/viewing these horrors day after day, it becomes commonplace and we cease to react as we once would.

      When I first began teaching, I worked in an inner-city school... It became "normal" to find people dead on the playground when we returned from the weekend. My car was shot from bullets (5-7 holes) in the passenger-side door the third day I worked at that school. Things that once would have had me shaking in fear, were replaced by yawns and "here we go again" mutterings. I am beyond ashamed to share this next happening, but it truly shows how easily we can become accustomed to the horrors of this world. I had accidentally locked my keys in my car, called to police and they assured me someone would come quickly to fix MY problem/mistake. When I saw several police cars arrive in the parking lot, I finished my lesson and left my class with my aide, to deal with my stupidity and thank the police. When I approached one of the officers, asking "Are y'all here for my lock-out?", I was told that yet another body was found on the playground and gently reminded that my car keys being locked in my vehicle came second with this new playground tragedy. Now this is my shame...I actually asked, "Is she dead? Yes? Well with all due respect, she isn't going anywhere, however I DO need to go somewhere as the school day will be finished soon". ????? How could I be SO callous? (I transferred to Newport News, VA at the end of the year because my apathy frightened me!)

      While humiliating to admit, that (to me) is a perfect example of how easy it becomes for people to grow numb to the horrors around us. After awhile, it becomes the "norm" instead of a rare occurance and we cease to react as we once would. Even video games have caused children to yawn over obliterating squads of soldiers with a game remote. We become desensitized...
      The bullet holes would have sent me packing....moving I mean!! M
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      • #18
        It's the bruising that we are taking that leads me to hope the Lord will come for us sooner rather than later. I don't think the physical hardships will do anything but make us stronger; but, the constant barrage of wickedness, immorality, blasphemy, betrayal, etc., is more likely to wear on us. The Lord knows how much we can resist so we just keep trusting. I can go a few days without pleading for the Lord to come, but then I hear of some new terrible thing that has happened or is about to happen, and I have to pray come Lord come get us out of here. I know that is selfish, but some days are like that. I know too the Lord isn't through with me yet so better days are comin'! Hallelujah!!!
        Ph 3:15 (paraphrased):...And if on some point you and I think differently, that too God will make clear to us. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by MandyMonster View Post
          The bullet holes would have sent me packing....moving I mean!! M
          OT: The bullet holes happened the first week, of my first teaching job so at that time I didn't have much choice other than to "roll with it". Now it was rather humorous when I took my car in to have the bullet holes repaired (lived in Ft. Pierce, FL which borders the ocean and the salt air would rust/destroy that door quickly); the mechanic looked at me with shock and asked how my car became riddled with bullet holes. I'm all of 5'2" (98lbs back then), and replied that this happened while I was at work. Of course his next question was, "Where do you work that something like this would take place?"...I smiled sweetly and informed him I was a 1st grade teacher. I can still recall the look on his face- a mix of shock/dismay/and worry with just a pinch of "Are you pulling my leg?".

          That particular school educated me, more than I educated my little first graders; those kiddos knew more about "life" than all the people I knew and then some. Innocence was never a part of their lives and it was heartbreaking. But in the end- it was my apathy that frightened me enough to realize I needed a less toxic environment. I continued (by choice) to teach in the inner cities, however nothing came close to the dangers of that first school in FL.

          In light of End Time signs- is it any wonder that people today barely blink at all the tragedies splashed across the news all day and all night?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Mish View Post
            OT: The bullet holes happened the first week, of my first teaching job so at that time I didn't have much choice other than to "roll with it". Now it was rather humorous when I took my car in to have the bullet holes repaired (lived in Ft. Pierce, FL which borders the ocean and the salt air would rust/destroy that door quickly); the mechanic looked at me with shock and asked how my car became riddled with bullet holes. I'm all of 5'2" (98lbs back then), and replied that this happened while I was at work. Of course his next question was, "Where do you work that something like this would take place?"...I smiled sweetly and informed him I was a 1st grade teacher. I can still recall the look on his face- a mix of shock/dismay/and worry with just a pinch of "Are you pulling my leg?".

            That particular school educated me, more than I educated my little first graders; those kiddos knew more about "life" than all the people I knew and then some. Innocence was never a part of their lives and it was heartbreaking. But in the end- it was my apathy that frightened me enough to realize I needed a less toxic environment. I continued (by choice) to teach in the inner cities, however nothing came close to the dangers of that first school in FL.

            In light of End Time signs- is it any wonder that people today barely blink at all the tragedies splashed across the news all day and all night?
            Your car was shot at like that in
            Florida???!!!!! WoW!! If anything like that happens up here, the local news fails to talk about it!!
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            • #21
              I am so excited to hear the trumpet and this happens.


              reading threads from all of you rekindles my excitement. Thank you all.
              Ditto!
              Psalms 62:6 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken

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              • #22
                Mish now I am ashamed because the way you are telling your stories are classic and I am sitting here laughing. Your first post talking to the cops and the next with the auto repair guy. It is not funny, it is tragic and yet your words just...I dunno...I am ashamed that I am laughing but you made those scenarios funny. I am happy you are in a safer place, I had no idea that such crime existed at schools that bodies were an common occurence. Unbelievable!

                Jesus's Girl, I know what you mean. I read the Drudge Report everyday. Did you ever read it? It is a horror story daily and yet nowadays I gloss down the page, click on what I want, and let the rest go cause it is same ole, same ole. We really do get desensitized and all these tragedies as you said, are just normal. So sad!

                Btw, Jesus's Girl, your posts are great, so full of enthusiasm and I am with you girl, I can't wait to go home. I am so weary!! And tired!! And disgusted!!! I just want outta here.
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                • #23
                  Today Lord??? Let it be today.

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                  • #24
                    Been reading this forum for a while, first post, hope to be apart of this community as I've been trying to find like minded people for a while. Glad to finally be able to post here.

                    We are desensitized to the signs, but I also think that has to do with the scoffers in these last days. They will say all of this is normal because it happens throughout all of history, but when you bring up the birth pang aspect of it all and how these events are increasing, they usually have no rebuttal.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by spoken View Post
                      Been reading this forum for a while, first post, hope to be apart of this community as I've been trying to find like minded people for a while. Glad to finally be able to post here.

                      We are desensitized to the signs, but I also think that has to do with the scoffers in these last days. They will say all of this is normal because it happens throughout all of history, but when you bring up the birth pang aspect of it all and how these events are increasing, they usually have no rebuttal.
                      That is so true. I notice the twinge of anxiety on their face when we mention signs and wonders in today's age along with prophecy. Mentioning the rapture in a secular crowd is enough to get you commited to a state hospital for life, but combined with world events, even non believers are wondering what's up. We just need to hold steady until the trumpet call.

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