Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church

Lily Among Thorns, Song Of Solomon 2:2 In The Last Days 2nd Peter 3:3

A Tale Of Biblical Prophecy That Reflects God’s Teachings Of Love & Hope In ‘Perilous Times.’

Let us worship the Lord in song, more than likely Lily sang this song attending church services come Sunday morning. The song, Rock of Ages, written in, The Year of Our Lord words by Augustus Montague Toplady 1776, music by Toplady’ Thomas Hastings, 1830.

                                       Rock of Ages,

cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From thy wounded side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure; Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labor of my hands Can fulfill Thy law’s demands; Could my zeal no respite know, Could my tears forever flow, All for sin could not atone; Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to the cross I cling; Naked, come to thee for dress; Helpless look to Thee for grace; Foul, I to the fountain fly; Wash me, Savior, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath, When mine eyes shall close in death, When I soar to worlds unknown, See Thee on Thy judgment throne, Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee.

Lily’s story, the book ‘Lily Among Thorns,’ tells the harrowing tale of how it is after two ‘World Wars’ in the 20th  Century. The world could spin out of control once again when yet again another tyrannical ruler seizes power. But sorry to say the worst is yet to come, and here in the first decades of the 21st Century. The current woes of society will lead to the ‘Antichrist’!

The ‘Global Leader’ the Bible speaks of as ‘That Man of Sin’, as it is written in 2nd Thessalonians 2: 3, Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed the son of perdition.

Lily living in what the Bible refers to as the ‘Last Days’ she ponders knowing to refuse the taking of the ‘Mark’, it doesn’t leave much room for a Bible-believing Christian such as herself living in a world gone amiss. Knowing sooner than later she would have to take a stand as it is written in Ephesians 6:13, Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

But it is a comfort for Lily to know God’s Word is a constant stability in her life as it is written in Luke 21:33, Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

The Bible is Lily’s constant companion knowing she has the blessed reassurance she holds a more sure word of prophecy in her hands, which was comforting to her spirit as well as her soul. And with due diligence she makes the earnest effort to start her day by reading the Bible first thing in the morning  as it is written in Psalms 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and look up. Proverbs 8:17, I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

The Sorry ‘State Of The Union’

The sorry ‘State of the Union’ frequently occupy her thoughts pondering how it is ‘We the People’ had gotten ourselves to such challenging times such as it is written in Matthew 24:21, For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Lily found cordiality with her faithful Christian brothers and sisters in Christ, and when Sunday services would come to a close the entire congregation was welcome to stay for a more in-depth study of the Holy Scriptures as it is written in 2nd Timothy 3:15, And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church

The pastor welcomes all seekers of the truth at the church Lily attends, where all viewpoints are open for discussion. viewpoints are open for discussion The Lord is the Rock for all the ages and for all peoples, and forevermore as it is written in Matthew 16:18, And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Bible Prophecy Reading Like The Latest Headline

With Bible prophecy visibly staring Lily right in the face every which way she should turn. Lily makes the commitment to the Lord and suffer the consequences. Taking to heart as it is written in John 3: 16-19, For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. and this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Chief Corner Stone & The Rock of Salvation

The consequences thereof living as a Bible believing Christian opposed to the apostate ‘New Oppressive World Order.’ The horrific aftermath is Lily is but one of many and through the tremendous loss of family and love. The law launching a momentous surveillance society. Lily manages to keep the faith and is not perplexed as it is written in 1st Peter 2: 6, Wherefore also it is contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

Where great tribulation abounds Lily holds fast onto the rock of salvation as it is written in Psalms 18,46, The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

Annette K. Mazzone’s book Lily Among Thorns, book and story of Biblical prophecy, The Author wishes to extend the goodwill of the Doctrine of Christ, as it is written Revelation 10:11, And he said unto me, thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

Holy Scriptures, King James Bible

photo & background by aaron burden, on unsplash

music lyrics Rock of Ages provided by open hymnal project

excerpts used in the article from Author: Annette K Mazzone’s  book titled: Lily Among Thorns Song Of Solomon 2:2 In The Last Days 2nd Peter 3:3

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