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Topic: Where Angels Fear to Tread (not about the book) (09/08/11)
TITLE: The Remembering
By Kathy Stevens
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“Hossi, I have not seen you lately. Where have you been, and what is your current assignment?”
“Hello, Mika, it’s nice to see you. I have been in the northern quadrant carrying messages that will change the lives of the children of men – if they will listen.”
“Yes, I understand how that is. I have been given assignments that could change the course of the world. I deliver the message and hope that it will be heard and acted upon. So much -- so much depends on action. When will man understand the authority he has been given and act on it?”
“When the Father gave man the power of choice, I wondered if that was a good thing, but I know that we cannot question His decisions and His devices. We know that He only has good things in mind for them.”
“If they would only follow His directives, He would lead them and guide them in every step. Father has so much planned for them.”
“When Eve and Adam disobeyed Father, I thought for sure it was over for them.”
“I did too, but His great mercy and compassion was fully encompassing. He did not kill them immediately, but they had chosen death when they could have had eternal life. There was a price to be paid for that sin – it was death. ”
“We were all so shocked when we saw man, whom the Father loved so, betray Him. I was so hurt and heart-broken when I heard that Jesus would stand in their place of sacrifice. At the same time, I knew that He was the only way to save them from eternal death.”
“I still remember Lucifer when he was here in heaven. He was greatly favored of God and was so beautiful. The sounds that came from him reverberated throughout the whole kingdom. I loved the music that his every movement made. He was created to worship and to lead in worship. When he committed high treason and incited mutiny, he had to be stopped.”
“Yes, the war was terrible, but we won, and Lucifer’s name was changed to Satan, adversary, the deceiver. He was kicked out of heaven and given the earth as his realm. I remember how he tried to deceive us and get us to join him, but I was afraid to do such a thing as to oppose the Father God.”
“I would never do that either. Look what happened to Satan. He and Josak, Forche, Diablo, Dameon and all the others who joined him are now condemned to hell and the second heavens. There was no place for them, so the Father had to prepare something for them. It was a cavern, but they made it a terrible place, it reflects them. It is a place where the fire is not quenched and the worm does not die.”
“Have you seen them lately? They are so ugly, mean and vicious. Separation from the Father causes everything that was beautiful to become ugly. I feel so sorry for them, but there is nothing we can do. Father would have forgiven them if they had repented, but they continue to have the heart of Satan – of pride in themselves, selfishness, haughtiness, worshiping Satan.
“Sin is ugly and it hurts so much. I see it every day in the faces and hearts of men who choose to be deceived by Satan and his cohorts.”
Shaking his head, Hossi’s shoulders droop as does his countenance when he thinks of how man has been hurt.
“The Father is continually planning and contriving a way to reach the hearts of those He loves, especially when someone is praying for them. Those are the ones to whom we come first. Prayers are very powerful, they give us direction. The Father continues to send us out to arrange to place someone in the lives of those who are receiving prayer. We deliver the message. That’s all we can do. The rest is up to man.”
“Yes, I remember the place of fear, and I would not want to go to that place, but I also know that we will win. I just hope many will come to the place of winners with us.”
“Let’s go – we have much to do.”
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