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"It is a frightening time for many. But this is our
wake-up call, and we were among the strong ones, ready and determined to come and bless this world in these chaotic times. Now is our chance..."
 
Terrorism: Our Wake-up Call - by Betty J. Eadie
 

"What we're going to experience next is a test of what we believe."


In God We Trust
 
  For the second time in the history of America, our soil has been contaminated by hostile attack—but never this close, never against our landmarks and never without specific warning. People feel violated, stunned and frightened. However, the attack against New York and Washington, D.C. is a wake-up call.  
   
    The anger expressed by terrorists against our country has raged in a manner that we could have guessed at, if only our society had taken the time to look beyond its arrogance and greed and seen what has been happening for decades in the Middle East. Indeed, this attack against our homeland is a wake-up call, set generations ago and moved forward by each generation. If we could turn back time, would we want to remain asleep, or awaken to what was happening all along? It was only a matter of time—time which has run out now. Our lives are forever changed because of this. We are not invincible, nor are we an island unto ourselves.
    Like most others, I sat glued to the television and gazed in horror at scenes too surreal for my mind to comprehend or absorb. I heard our leaders call out for prayers as I sent my grandson to school where prayers are not allowed. I heard God's name used reverently, not irreverently, as so often happens. I saw our flag hung with pride and honor as it was when I was a child. I listened to our National Anthem being sung with pride, though recently it was thought offensive by one of our sports associations and was eliminated from the beginnings of games. I witnessed a change in people as they helped one another, showed their need for one another and displayed love for one another openly and without thought for themselves. Then I prayed that this would last.

If we could turn back time, would we want to remain asleep, or awaken to what was happening all along?
  My email is brimming with prayer requests from people around the world. And I have been sent every conceivable thing written which mentions God, prayer, meditation and patriotism. I have been requested to write something similar to be passed along as encouragement and comfort. However, to write soothing words is something I cannot put my heart into right now. This is not a time for our emotions to be pacified by soft words. This is a time to mourn, to grieve, and to learn. People are dazed and confused and are crying out to me for comfort and for answers. But my heart is heavy with the burden I have carried for a long time of knowing where our actions are taking us.  
  I want people to be comforted, too. And my arms yearn to hold those brought down with tears. But for those who have faith in God, this is not a time to give into weakness. This is a time to gain strength and wisdom through our suffering. THIS IS THE AWAKENING OF GOD'S PEOPLE! We can make a difference still! We can recognize our hypocrisy and bring ourselves to live lives that are balanced and consistent with eternal laws, lives that glorify a living and true God ALL THE TIME—in church, at work, in our schools, and in our homes.
    This wake-up call is to bring us to see the imbalance and gluttony in our lives, to stop "political correctness" and seek, instead, God's will in our lives and what HE would have us find within ourselves. In the heart of our hearts we know that our lives did not begin here, nor do they end here. We are eternal, and our growth depends on what we do with the knowledge we receive while experiencing this life and its challenges.

This is the awakening of God's People! We can make a difference still!
  Every opposition is a gift from God and can be used to refine our spiritual awareness and increase love, if we choose to use it that way. We knew before coming to earth that some trials would be very traumatic and that we might not understand them or learn all we could from them. We knew we would even make mistakes. But we volunteered for them anyway, seeking all things that might refine us, humble us, and empower us to use our divine gifts to overcome and grow beyond these adversities. We hoped and we covenanted that by enduring these trials we would return to God stronger and more like him.  
    However, knowing that we chose to endure tragedy, and knowing that God allows it, does not make tragedy any less painful. The pain is part of the growth process, with the greater pain often triggering the greater growth. At times the pain or the calamity can be so severe that we need the love and prayers of others to enable us to endure it. The increase of love and prayer leading to greater faith among people may be the purpose behind some disasters. Or this may be one purpose among many as multiple truths are taught to everyone involved. A loving God allows tragedies to occur because he loves us and knows exactly what we need and what we can endure in order to grow.

The pain is part of the growth process, with the greater pain often triggering the greater growth.
 

We live in troubling times. Evil seems to be reaching new depths as well as broader acceptance in the lives of many. But truth is also expanding in the world, surging with new light and new ideas and generating exciting opportunities and challenges. For many this is a frightening time as old orders change and new values seep in. Time is speeding up, and many of us were among the strong ones, ready and determined to come and bless this world in these chaotic times. Now is our chance.
 
  Our action or lack of action will have an impact. Planet Earth possesses a spirit, a life-force all its own. In a very real way it is a living entity. Currently the earth suffers from the evil and abuse we have heaped upon it. As dire and unavoidable as this sounds, we must not become fatalistic. We have the power to reverse this process. I was shown many catastrophes that await the earth if mankind collectively continues to break universal laws. These catastrophes are not for our punishment; they are the natural results of our choices. We determine our own destiny and will face the evil or good that we create. I was told that denying our Creator, who is God himself, would be the foremost cause of these consequences. Calamities need never occur if we will bring ourselves into harmony with God and the universe. We can restore the spiritual balance of our creation, if we choose to.  
    And many are choosing to. Our world stands on the brink of a spiritual renaissance, a revival of spirituality that will sweep the earth and change it in significant ways. To effect these changes the great Awakening has begun. Knowledge is flowing from Heaven in greater intensity. Those sensitive to it will respond and fill their lives with it. Evil, by its opposing nature, is rising up too, to challenge this Awakening. But the harder the opposition, the harder good people will work to advance the Awakening. If not for evil and its polarizing effects, the Awakening in fact could not come about as quickly as it will certainly come about.

Our world stands on the brink of a spiritual renaissance, a revival of spirituality that will sweep the earth and change it in significant ways.
 

God has set this into motion, and therefore it cannot be stopped. Once he begins a work, his energy quickly fills it and expands until the work is finished. The world will suffer greatly through this process of rebirth, but its outcome is sure—not just because God has ordained it, but because millions of good people will exercise their free will to embrace this gift from heaven. We can fail individually, but we will not fail collectively.
 
    Those who understand God's love and his will must now come forward and be counted. We must share what we know with courage and confidence. People not yet sure in spiritual truth can be supported and guided by those who are sure until they come into their own understanding. We can and will see our world cleansed of all evil and blanketed with a greater glory, even the glory of God which is pure love. But we must each believe and act in that belief for it to happen.
Those who understand God's love and his will must now come forward and be counted. We must share what we know with courage and confidence.
   

Faith in what we believe does not mean sitting on the sidelines waiting for someone else to take action. Faith is an action word. Belief is hope, and when combined with love and passion, it is unstoppable. Now is the time to voice our concerns. Now is the time to make change in our families. Now is the time to demand freedom to govern ourselves and to expect our government to support us in this. Some people whine but are complacent and too willing to allow their lives to be legislated and monitored, their standards dictated by those without strong morals or belief in God. We are the people! We have allowed this! And we must make change!
 
  Prophecies in the Bible foretell of spiritual laws which, when broken, "reap" certain consequence. Now we have arrived at one of these inevitable breaking points which God has protected us against for years, offering us an opportunity to use our free will to make better choices. God is not unlike every other good father. He wants us to come to understanding on our own, which we can only achieve through experience.  
    So, when will we learn? How degraded must our standards become before we see that we are in need of higher values? Our hunger and thirst for material possessions and our gluttony in things of the flesh have made us forget what is truly important in our lives. We have lost our priorities. We have lowered our standards to such a degree that we tolerate what once was intolerable. Our children have all but lost hope for their future—suicide and murder run rampant among them. In the wake of disaster, our country is united, showing change and signs of great faith in God and in our country. But can this surge of spiritual awareness stand the test of time? Terrorism is not our only enemy now. Fear and hatred are as well. This is becoming my greatest concern.

Terrorism is not our only enemy now. Fear and hatred are as well. This is becoming my greatest concern.
  What we are going to experience next is a test of what we believe. If we have not internalized God, we will return to what we were before—and much worse. There must be a moral revolution in our country. As a society we must change drastically and soon. Our faith is everything! What we believe can and will affect us in every conceivable aspect of our lives. Yes, a war is at hand, and changes will occur. This is the price for freedom—freedom bought by people in previous wars who gave their lives for it, for us. Now, we must support President Bush. God prepared him for this task, and he is qualified to lead us through. Let us unite with agreement in our prayers that wisdom be used in all things, remembering that vengeance begets vengeance, yet also that justice must be served. Let us trust in God our Eternal Father and know with surety that he governs us when we let him. Nothing passes by him without his knowledge. He is in more control than we can ever comprehend or understand.  
   

Warring Angels on Earth—you who sense in your heart that God has called you to lend your faith and strength of prayer—I ask you to continue your prayers for our people, our country, and for our leaders. Join hearts and hands with as many like-minded souls as are willing. Lift each other with expressions of kindness and seek only good in one another. Treat all as children of God and offend no one. Seek to enlighten others with the knowledge you are blessed to have. Let each person express their knowledge of God as they know how to express it, and bless them in their understanding, just as you will be blessed in yours.
  My love and prayers for those who suffer from this and every tragedy. May you bask in the comfort of his loving care forever.  
 


God's Eternal Love and Blessings,
Betty J. Eadie

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