Unity Of Love

Lily Among Thorns Song of Solomon 2:2 In the Last Days 2nd Peter 3:3

Shape Up and Fly Right, Chapter 2, Page 91

On the ride there, Stevi proved she was a genuine friend. And then something happened I thought to be a miracle and a blessing.

Lily, I’ve decided to give you my workload, if it’s out of the main viewing range of the aisle and the guards.”

I was just going to give Stevi a thoughtful and most grateful response when the other women on board, who pretty much kept to their own until this point, responded one right after another to  express the same exact sentiments. I was so touched tears of gratitude began to to well up, and I have never felt such a unity of love, perhaps except from my own dear family. From this point on, we as a group had just become sisters in Christ Jesus, as it is written in Matthew 12: 48-50, “But he answered and said unto him that told him, ‘Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, ‘Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.’

We as a group agreed to pray together, and everyone’s prayer was welcome, and whatever was pressing on their hearts at the time. From this time on, this became our custom. Upon our arrival and by the looks of things, there looked to be nothing out of the ordinary had transpired, and the nightmare I experienced the night before turned out to be nothing more than an unfortunate fluke.

Author’s Commentary

A common observation has been quoted in the aged old adage.  If one does not know their history they are bound to repeat it. Lily is now living in such a time in history, where history is repeating itself.  We will take Lily back to the place and time where Christianity was once more considered a crime against the state. 

Anno Domini, meaning, ‘The Year Of Our Lord’ in Latin, a  common language of the 1st Century Christian, and Lily is now known as Lilium believes as it is written 1st Timothy 2: 5, For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

The time, the ancient Roman Empire, and Lilium refusing to sprinkle a bit of incense on the altar of emperor worship is awaiting her fate held captive in the stronghold beneath the Roman Colosseum.  A ghastly imposing Roman Guard tosses the petite damsel inside a cell and, as Lilium’s long chestnut tresses toss to and fro she just manages to maintain her footing, in the meantime the frightful guard secures the lock before he goes on his way. Prudently Lilium takes a seat in the filthy setting, and once where the agreeable fresh air and lovely sunlight had come to grace her pleasing smile. Now in a damp dank chamber in the vestiges of enemy territory emanating the foul stench of ruthlessness, her only worldly shield she processes to protect herself from harm, is the feminine grown a white soft to the touch ‘Stola.”

Lilium can hear in the near distance the bellows of an impartial participant to this madness driven from its natural habitat. The roar of lions directed to punch seeking whom it may devour, and undoubtedly. Working feverishly behind the scenes a ‘Supernatural Wickedness’ fostering this spectacular spectacle to entertain the decadent spectators. Whom are rapidly working themselves into a state of frenzy anticipating  the shedding of innocent blood.  

Lilium deprived of the familiar kindly sights and pleasant daily sounds of her warm family surroundings, at present is sharing this horrific experience with others of whom she had never known before.

But a goodly miracle begins to develop in this dank dark backdrop. When a group of strangers find commonality of faith, and Lilium is blessed to begin to courageously prepare herself along with her fellow Christian brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ by implementing prayers and singing praises to shortly thereafter to meet the Lord in GLORY!

The 21st Century and over two thousand years later. Lily may find herself in a different setting, date and time, but nonetheless. Lily refusing to take the ‘Mark of the Beast’ as it is written in Revelation 13:7, And that no man  might but or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Once more the hostility toward the Christian faith is speedily gaining momentum, and at present Lily finds herself seated in a dark dampened truck with others sharing in this same ill-fated journey. On this night however history repeats itself, and what awaits Lily is too grievous for words, but once again a miracle begins to happen, and one by one the women in the group begin to speak up to support Lily in her most desperate of hours. A coalition of sisters come to fruition bounded by the love and understanding of their Christian faith, and all are welcome to share their burdens.

From out of the darkness is the light of God’s truth living within the believer, and just as their 1st Century Christian counterparts. ‘Women Prayer Warriors of Faith’ in the present gather to break down strongholds, to defeat the oppressive brutality of the same ancient foe, ‘The Roaring Lion’ as it is written in 1st Peter 5:8, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

Bible Study,

As it is written, Unity

Psalms 133:1, Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Ephesians 4:3, Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:14, Till we all come in the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

As It Is Written, Gathered

Job 27:19-20, The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not. Terrors take hold on him like as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Psalms 102: 22, When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms to serve the LORD.

Psalms 140: 1-3, Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil men, preserve me from the violent man; Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Salah

Revelation 16: 15-17, Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armegeddon. And the seveneth angel poured out his vile into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

As It Is Written, Custom

Luke 2: 27, And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law.

Luke 2: 42, And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

Luke 4: 16, And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood for up to read.

Holy Scriptures, King Jame Bible

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