Carl Worline (25 Mar 2018)
"Is It Just Me?"


Is It Just Me?

By Carl Worline


Is it just me or are watch days coming a lot more frequently than ever before?  I swear there seem to be one two or three weeks along with multiple day counts to validate them.  There are so many signs out there that it is becoming incredibly difficult to see the road we are traveling on.  When the signs are getting closer together we must be getting closer to the event or destination.

Is it just me or are natural disasters increasing in both frequency and intensity at such an incredible rate that we have all become numb to hearing about some new all-time record?  Could it be that the earth truly is longing to be free from the curse described in Romans 8:22?

22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:22 NAS

Is it just me or is time moving faster?  Seriously.  Literally.  I know this is a prime topic of shallow conversations but I sincerely feel that somehow my perception of the velocity of time has increased.  I know I pray every day that the Lord will arrive soon.  I also believe that God knows the date that the rapture will happen and He probably isn’t going to change that date because of my prayer alone.  However, I wonder if perhaps He is answering my prayer in another fashion.  Maybe, just maybe, God is answering my prayer not by moving the date closer, but rather by increasing the rate in which I perceive time.  That would certainly be an answer to my prayer.  Have you noticed the same thing?

Is it just me?  Nothing feels right anymore.  The seasons do not feel right.  The wind does not feel right.  Somehow the sun, moon, and stars do not seem right.  The animals do not seem to be behaving as they should.  The trees do not seem right.  The oceans and the life that is within them does not seem right.  Various things do not seem important to me anymore while other things I regarded as trivial in the past seem to have inexplicably increased in importance.  Why?  I have always been much more of a logical and analytical person than this. 

Is it just me or has the feeling of a pervasive evil presence grown much, much stronger?  I swear I can feel it’s palpable, tangible, yet invisible presence everywhere and it is growing rapidly.  It is ancient.  It is very intelligent.  It is also very subtle and very devious.  And it is very, very angry.   

Is it just me or has politics taken a decidedly nasty turn for the worst over the past year or so?  Our lawmakers seem to have lost all regard for the common good and are now laser-focused on their hatred for our President and how they can impede any progress he would otherwise make.  It seems that almost every politician is deliberately letting things get worse in order to further their own agenda.

Is it just me?  I literally feel stunned by the rabid vicious hatred of the LGBT community towards anyone who questions their beliefs in the slightest.  They claim to be the victims of intolerance while having absolutely zero tolerance for any values outside of their own.  They call the rest of us “homophobic” as if it is the normal people who are the ones who have the mental disease or defect.  I am particularly alarmed by the way they want to force their lifestyle on our children.  Maybe it’s just me, but I feel that children should be protected and even insulated from all forms of sexual perversion until they reach the age of accountability.  Then they can choose for themselves what path in life they want to take.

Is it just me?  What in the hell is happening to Christianity?  Churches are welcoming homosexuality and marrying same-sex couples.  Some churches are telling people that there are other paths to God.  Other churches are compromising on the most basic of Christian values.  Even the Pope is telling people that a personal relationship with Jesus is “dangerous.”  Meanwhile, the infestation if Islam is thriving. When did all that is evil become so good and all that is good become so evil?  What happened to our Constitutional right to Freedom of Religion and why is our government outlawing every public trace of God in our nation?  How did the concept of Christian values become so hateful to so many in our society?

Our schools have become places of unimaginable horror where innocent children are being slaughtered.  It was not like this in the past.  We cry out in anguish demanding to know why.  It started just after we told God to get out of our schools.  We blame the guns they use rather than the festering evil that pulled the trigger.  Why?

Is it just me?  I feel incredibly anxious and that feeling is getting stronger every day.  I find it increasingly difficult to concentrate.  I am restless.  I am also moody.

At the same time, I have noticed that the scoffers and the unbelievers become agitated when I bring up any of these topics.  It is as if they find the truth increasingly difficult to deny or ignore.  Instead of laughing at me as if I were some kind of a simplistic fool, I find I am met with an angry snarl instead.  In the past, they loved to ridicule me.  Now they definitely don’t want to talk about it and they certainly don’t want to hear about it.  They are certainly sensing something and they definitely do not like it.

Is all of this just me or is something really big is about to happen?  


Carl Worline

March 21, 2018