You are very knowledgeable and have far surpassed my religious fortitude for sure.
I can remember waaay back 25 years or so ago when I was grumbling to my best friend whether or not there would be fudgesicles in heaven, as I really wanted there to be fudgesicles in heaven. Really just insisting on picking apart and fully understanding the hereafter. My best friend says to me "I don't care if I'm Jesus' big toe in heaven. I just want to be with Him."
I think that's really where I'm (finally) at now in my life. I don't care whether there are fudgesicles anymore, I just want to land wherever He's at. (Now of course that I've grown and studied more, I'm unsure regarding where exactly it is 'we go'-"heaven vs inheriting the earth" type argument....that's a post for another day!)
I said all that to say this: I guess as I just read your comment that I realized that I personally am planted in the "by faith" portion of spiritual folk because my brain never could process and hold all of the Religion 101, 201, etc etc. type info but more of "having the word of God written on the tablets of my heart" type thing to where I don't have a lot to offer "spiritually brain-wise" like you do. I don't know if that makes any sense, certainly not trying to offend you but merely noting the differences in our "spiritual gifts". I've spent years reading my Bible and probably can recite more scripture than most folk but as far as Israel and understanding and watching - I think I'm on coast and don't do much but pray for Israel (whatever or wherever it may be). 2 Timothy 1:12 ….nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer
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