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Now here is the conclusion of our story:
The Good Shepherd Pt. 11
The church is gone now, burned a week ago when the National Guard came and disbanded the local militia. The deacon board voted to resist the new state ordinance. When the of State soldiers marched into town the militia mustered on the church lawn. I stayed home and worked on harvesting the garden. Two of my deacons died in the firefight. The other five are arrested and waiting trial in Boston. All swords and bows have been confiscated throughout the town and we exist under martial law.
The whole world is teetering on the brink of war and what’s left of the U.S. government is not going to make nice with those they see as homegrown terrorists when real terror lies just beyond our borders. Russia, Iran, Turkey and Libya launched an attack against Israel two weeks ago. A huge army swept from the North on horseback armed with swords and bows. It’s Ezekiel 38 in a nutshell and Israel’s victory over the aggressor though prophesied has set the world bubbling with tension. England, America, Australia and Canada have launched formal protests against Russia while the Islamic world is screaming for the blood of the Jewish people.
The day after the attack I set up a soap box on the corner by the old candy store and began to preach to whoever would walk by. A year ago I would have been laughed off the street. Cars humming by at breakneck speed would have honked to shame me. But now that the world has slowed down and everyone is walking to town my little sideshow has become quite the attraction especially since I removed myself as pastor of the church.
I should have set myself to the simplicity of the gospel preached long ago but it took a worldwide blackout and the beating of the ever- nearing prophetic drum to make me realize that so much of my life was lived only for the now. Oh, that I could go back and make it all driven by eternity. But there is no going back. There is only grace and that is enough.
Soon I shall leave this earth. I no longer doubt any of the prophecies. I have lived through too many to think they are not real. Jesus will come and take his church away soon and then the end will come. Who knows it could be today. After all it is R………………
Thanks, Pastor J I so enjoyed The Good Shepherd and I am looking forward to your next short story/novel!
I am praying about this Deb!
Sooooooooooooooo…………….. GOOD!!!!! Thank you for this intriguing story, it sure makes one re-examine are they doing all they can do for the Kingdom? Is it going to take a complete black-out to open some of our eyes to how little we are actually doing or in my case a compelling story by a talented writer. Thank you Pastor J. I look forward to your next story, though this might be hard to top but I know you’re up for the challenge, right? (sure hope so!)
I am up to the challenge Sandy! I am praying on this one this afternoon!
Thank you so much for sharing this story with us, Pastor J! I didn’t want it to be over!! 🙂 God bless you and all that He leads you on to!
Perhaps some day it will be further developed.