Let me start this post by saying that there is not one person whether Christian or Non-Christian that has not been misled or tricked by our attacker.
That being said, in light of what has happened with our fellow brother and sister's in Christ that followed Family Radio and gave up their possessions, jobs, and families to go out and spread the news of the rapture before May 21st 2011; we must join hands and pray, not mock or judge.
Though as Christians we should know that our loving Father would never give us a weapon, His word, and bury or hide anything from us which would hold meaning that would be understood by few and trick many. For those are the characteristics of our attacker not our Heavenly Father; and yet because some of us lack the confidence in our relationship with the Father for different reasons, at different times, it is at those times when we are more susceptible to being misguided.
Still the fact remains that no matter how close our walk with God the Father is, and that we are filled with the Holy Spirit for guidance and protection, we all as humans still fail at things, and still get tricked by Satan. Does that mean we are not Christians? No
Nor does it mean that those fellow brothers and sisters who followed Harold Camping aren't Christians either. I believe our Heavenly Father allowed this to happen as a reminder that all the Glory is His and that He holds all the answers, that if not even His Angels or Son knows, NO HUMAN BEING will be predicting the end of the world.
The importance of this message wasn't the fact that this man's prediction was wrong, but the fact that so many of our family was willing to let go of their worldly possessions and work to get out the news of our Savior Jesus Christ.
I have a family member myself who is a believer in family radio and actually told me I would be like one of the people that ignored Noah and I would die. I can only pray for those who forget that there is only one Judge of the universe and none of us are He.
There are many of our brothers and sisters out there today truly dazed and drained. Our attacker was granted this battle, but as we know, he WILL lose the war. The purpose of my blog today is so that we ourselves don't get tricked.
I have received many emails and posts poking fun, judging, and name calling, and since we are human I am sure we found some of them quite funny, but to partake in forwarding such messages, would aid our attacker's, and not our Father's cause.
So my prayer today is that we unite as Christians and pray for our brothers and sisters feeling isolated and condemned today, that they may feel our love, that they pick up the word, speak with the Holy Spirit and get back on their individual paths to fulfill their personal purpose that God has selected for each of them.
We have all been there, and I am sure we will be attacked again before we rejoin our Father, so let us not judge or poke fun of those whose attack was put on public display, but instead let us pray amongst ourselves for their strength, joy, and peace to be restored as quickly as possible.
May we all continue to feel our Fathers loving embrace and may we all shine our lights brightly and guide our family home...... God Bless Patricia©