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Signs Of The Time: #35 The Spirit Will Stop Woking With The Wicked

Meditation

So the next stop on the bus ride to the second coming is one that got me thinking due to the first paragraph. I’ll quote a few bits of it so you can see how my train of thought proceeded.

When the Spirit stops working with the wicked, they lose their ability to think rationally...Righteous people are seen as their enemies, and a threat to personal freedom and independence, a threat to the exercising of their agencyevil deeds and cruelty become routine…[emphasis added by me]

Those key points got me thinking about today, don’t get me wrong though there have been isolated cases of evil through out our short history. But it seems to me that there’s an increasing amount of this in our day to day lives. Just turn on the TV, or read the news (especially on the internet) and you’ll understand what I mean.

The bit that really hit me was they lose their ability to think rationally. As of late I’ve gotten more interested in what’s happening in this nations political circles and it’s really quite frightening. These men and women, and it’s independent of party seem to have serious problems thinking rationally.  But I digress…

Let’s look at the scriptures used as examples in the book.

D&C 63:32

32 I, the Lord, am aangry with the bwicked; I am holding my cSpirit from the inhabitants of the earth.

This was written in 1831, how much worse is it now then it was then?

Luckily though, the book points out that this is one of those signs that should be looked at in a larger context. There are still many people that receive the guidance of the Spirit as witnessed in these scriptures;

D&C 95:4

4 For the preparation wherewith I design to prepare mine apostles to aprune my vineyard for the last time, that I may bring to pass my bstrange act, that I may cpour out my Spirit upon all flesh—

Joel 2:28–29

28 ¶ And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will apour out my bspirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall cprophesy, your dold men shall edream dreams, your young men shall see fvisions:

29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
So while we can see that before the second coming, the Lord will pour out his Spirit – we still have to contend with the wicked and what kind of problems can arise (especially those who are leadership positions) from their inability to think rationally and thinking that the righteous are their enemies.
The reason I bring this up is when I look around, I see a lot of people with blinders on, both inside and out of the church.
Update:
I thought I had lost this post a while back, but after sorting out the backend it appeared again. It would seem even in the few short weeks since I first wrote this there’s been even more evidence in the politics of today of people clearly not thinking rational. While I won’t get into specifics, it would seem to me that maybe there are people waking up slowly also. I just wish people would shake off the blinders and see what’s happening in the world.

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