New attacks against US in Iraq today. Voting tomorrow in Iraq to expel US forces. Major attacks either way. See next post below in the newsletter for more details.
1st of all, it's NOT a new year.
New Years being Jan 1 is only an extension of Xmas.
The true new year is Spring Equinox March 19.
The sun marks the beginning of each 24 hours. The moon marks a full month.
The revolution of the Earth around the sun, back to the location that it is during Spring Equinox, marks a complete year.
God's calendar is marked by the sun, moon, stars and constellations/planets, NOT the Roman Catholic calendar.
The 1st day of the year was changed from the Spring Equinox only to lengthen the busy season of Christmas for businesses to make more money. That's fact. That's history. And I would say that it is also a part of the 12 pagan days of Xmas.
2nd, our goals for 2020 should NOT be financial success or career/job success or anything else so carnal. But rather only survival and repentance. Open your eyes! See what time it is! Stop denying what has been so clear for years! We see the Great Tribulation (GT) approaching closer and closer every year! And every year it becomes more difficult to picture it being another entire year before the GT begins.
If people in the previous years of 2008-2019 could have seen the reality of the end times, they would now be even more confident that the Great Tribulation is near. If they had listened to the prophecies, revelations and warnings in the previous years, they would now be more prepared spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physcially.
The fact that the GT did NOT come in 2008-2019 is not any reason to doubt that it could come in 2020.
Every year, the end time events intensify. They can only intensify so far until the fulfillment comes to complete fullness. The cup of Wrath has been pouring every year since 2008, more and more full, but now it's about to overflow.
Realistic, Acceptable Goals That Don't Deny the Time We Live In and Our Dedication to Jesus:
(Never wrong to set the right goals, regardless of what time of the year it is.)
-Read the bible more if needed.
-Acts 17:11 Study daily to see if these things are so. Study the bible more if needed.
-Fast more if needed.
-Pray more if needed.
-Wake up to reality more if needed. If you didn't really expect the GT to come in 2020, you need to wake up to reality.
-Rev. 3:14-22 Accept the truth more. ALL of us MUST keep growing in truth. Warning to the Laodicean church to repent of her thining that she is already spiritually rich.
-2 Cor. 3:5-18 Come out of any legalism. Letter of the law vs Spirit of the Law.
But neither should we be overly liberal/sinful, doing anything we want. There are commandments for holiness.
-Get more physically healthy for the GT, especially the men to get stronger, but even the women to get more physically healthy.
-Grow in spiritual discernment and other spiritual gifts.
-Draw closer & closer to Jesus.
-Prepare physical supplies for GT.
-Stop smoking, because it's an extreme waste of money, and extremely unhealthy, making your body weak for the GT.
-Witness more. Distribute more flyers. Witness to family and friends more.
-Be more bold, not a wimp, about what The Truth is. Be willing to forsake + disfellowship and not fearful of losing family & friends. The Truth is The Truth and it must be stood for.
-Men to be more masuline if needed.
-People who talk too much to talk less and listen more.
-Have less wrongful fear and anxiety. To trust Jesus more.
-Some people to get into a safer place before GT.
-Get outside more. More sunshine + fresh air. More nature. Read the bible outside more.
Goals that are against GOD in 2020:
-Make more money (unless it's just enough for last minute GT supplies or for fleeing; or just enough to survive until get into the GT.)
-Be more financially successful.
-Finish college, get a degree, begin college, etc.
-Buy new house.
-Move to a dangerous place like Florida, California, NYC, etc.
-Taking luxury vacations.
-Buy expensive cars, etc.
All of these compete with the need for survival supplies and also competes against the reality of the seriousness of the coming GT. They also compete against the attention that you need to be giving to Jesus at this urgent time in history.
1 Tim. 6:6-10 (Be content with enough food & clothes.) The prosperity gospel is a very evil false gospel. Jesus did not come to bring us physical riches. It is more blessed to be poor than rich.
All of our sufferings should be appreciated as building blocks to what we shall become.