I would like to share with you today about a word of reassurance from The Lord that I received last Tuesday Morning. I was sitting at my Computer and just happened to look up and see a Moth sitting in front of a sign on the top shelf, the same one in the Picture above and it was looking at me, yes it had what looked like human eyes on it’s wings, I was told they are for protection.
The words that are on the sign I had only shared a few days before with an Atheist on a Blog but in his foolishness he had rejected them, they are my heart focus and even if I did not believe what God said, it would still be settled, it is His Truth.
At the time I felt sad for this Atheist and the other one on the Blog that I was visiting, with having been one myself for almost 30 years and knowing the confusion and despair it brings, well at least I was an Atheist in my head but not my heart or I would still be one today.
I had been deceived by a Teacher at School and by my Mum too that I came from an Ape and that Jesus and the Bible were just made up but Jesus rescued me years later and confirmed with evidence the Truth of the Scriptures and that we did not evolve from an Ape or any other Animal, see link below.
Evolution Deception– https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/wow-a-new-missing-link-has-been-found/
I also felt anger at the way these Atheists mocked God and rubbished His Truth in the Scriptures, they also put me and others down when we shared the confirmation in them of God’s reality but of course they don’t understand His Truth because they don’t have The Holy Spirit (1Corinthians2:9 -16) so His words are foolishness to them and yes this is because they are foolish like I had been for many years.
When I was sharing with Atheists on an Australian wide News Website a few years ago, God gave me the Scriptures below, yes there are some we can reach but some we never will, so we need to be careful we don’t become polluted by their foolishness.
Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Proverbs 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
The Moth stayed in front of the sign for over three hours which was strange because the Office has light from the right side window and they like the dark, although the light was not overhead where it rested but it was still not dark. When Nick, Ron’s Grandson came for lunch, a very Special young Man and gifted Musically, he took the picture above of the Moth in front of the sign, after lunch it had disappeared, no doubt it was Camera shy, Lol. I would like to share now a little information about Months and especially more about this Moth before I share how God reassured me through it, No it was not to remind me about not storing up riches on earth, I have already learnt that doing this is futile, my Treasures are now being stored in Heaven, what He showed me which I have shared in more detail below, was the reality for those who reject Him and sin, although hard to hear this judgment, it is needed as a warning to those who continue to sin and live in deception and propagate it, such as Atheists, Cults and other False teachers and those deceived by them who we pray for, with the hope that they will come to heart repentance as I did.
The Children who come to my Funday School call me Granny Annie which I love, so after looking for details about this Moth on the Internet, I was very surprised to learn it’s called Granny’s Cloak Moth, a coincidence? well I know God does not think I’m a Moth but you can be sure He got my attention and I have also been blessed in finding out more about Moths, at least the ones they have noted, no doubt like the Eagle there are others which have been not recorded by man, God’s creation is awesome as He is Awesome but He is with a Capital “A”.
The Scientific name for a Granny’s Cloak Moth is Speiredonia Spectans and they are from the family Noctuidae, they are native to Australia and are mostly found in the North Eastern areas, their diet mainly consists of plants from the family Acacia, the family of Wattles and they like dark areas to rest, which offer them protection from their predators.
Adult Granny’s Cloak Moths appear to have brown colored wings with scalloped edges, and eye spots on each wing and streaks of dark colors but in the right lighting, purple colored wings are visible as shown below. When the source of light is at a shallow angle to the wing surface, it does have a dowdy brown appearance but when the source of light and the viewer’s eyes are directly overhead, the iridescence in the wings and the eyes can be clearly seen as shown in the Picture below…..
Every Creature has a purpose and these Moths do too and also some other varieties of Moths as they are substantial pollinators by day or night and are attracted to fragrant flowers especially white ones. Moths have hairs on their bodies that pick up pollen and carry it from bloom to bloom.
As we see below the Clothes and Pantry Moths are pests but they are needed too, Moths are food for many other Animals and Bats and Birds both rely on Moth larvae as food and many small Mammals eat Moth larvae too.
After praying, the Scripture God lead me to was Isaiah 51 which has been significant before in my life but at the time the verses 7- 8 did not impact me like they do now.
Isaiah 51:7-8 Hearken unto me, ye that know Righteousness, the People in whose heart is my law, fear ye not the reproach of Men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. For the Moth shall eat them up like a garment and the worm shall eat them like wool but my Righteousness shall be for ever and my Salvation from Generation to Generation.
We do not have to fear those who claim God is a delusion and who Mock Him and us, or teach error, they will find their foundation is very shaky and will eventually fall in a heap and like the Moth eggs that become worms and eat our clothes, their understanding of reality is without God’s Truth and so is full of holes, their delusion brings despair and heartache, this is their choice, it’s not God’s will that anyone suffers or perishes, meaning to be separated from Him in Hell in the Lake of Fire that burns Eternally. All we can do before it’s too late is Pray that when they do see God’s reality in His Creation, they will not reject Him but God will not force them to repent, He does not want Puppets, without repentance they will reap what they sow.
Romans 1:19-21 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the Creation of the World are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal Power and Godhead so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened.
Thank you for taking the time to read my Message as I shared about our Abba Father who is indeed Awesome and yet He let’s us know He is close to us in Christ Jesus and Loves us greatly, His Hand Prints are everywhere for all of us to witness and to share and they are amazing.
Christian Love – Anne.
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The moth made me shiver but your words bring it to life. Been battling today, but living in Gods word has lifted my spirit.
I hope your feeling better Bj, it’s been a very hard time for you and yet your focus has been strong and so has your Trust in Jesus.
As you know I too am battling with just having a tooth pulled out, my gums are very painful but hopefully I will get some sleep tonight and it will be easier to manage, I keep nodding off.
Take care dear friend – Anne.
Your welcome and take care also
Isn’t the power of God interesting and intimidating to think that He can use a moth to carry out His judgment! (I love when God sends these messages that are easy to overlook unless we are looking and listening for them!)
I don’t find God intimidating at all Debbie although I know that is not what you were meaning, I’m no longer an Atheist trying to explain Him away walking in fear and condemnation but pretending to be Happy Clappy.
Trust is built on Love not fleshy fear, as God’s Redeemed Children we are cherished and protected from the forces of constant evil and only Joy Eternally awaits us, yes we will have trials and temptations as we live in this fallen world but these are not from the Hand of our Abba Father and He is with us through them protecting our Souls as Satan seeks to discredit us as being worthy to be a Spiritual Child of the KING of Kings and LORD of Lords.
Looking forward to your next Post Debbie, thanks for visiting and sharing.
Christian Love Always – Anne.
Annie, I have been studying the throne room of God in heaven in chapters 4 & 5 of Revelation! It is intimidating to think of God’s holiness! 🙂 My post on Thursday is titled, “I Hope Everyone Has an Uncle Cliff!”
Debbie I honestly don’t know why you feel so intimidated, I feel incredible Love, Awe, Joy and excitement that I too will be able to Worship the Godhead in person, to be with my Abba Father and Jesus, yes I know they are within me through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit even now but Wow to be so close to My Lord and Saviour my Spiritual Husband in the perfected flesh, to look into His eyes, to hold His hand and to tell Him how much I Love Him but even more so to Thank Him in person for His great Love for me, yes me, a little girl nobody wanted and yet He played dolls with me, listened to my jokes and let me sing to Him and I’m tone death.
Jesus is my Best friend Debbie and my Abba Father forgave me even though I hurt Him so very, very much after being deceived that I came from an Ape and that He was just made up the same as Jesus was and the Bible. I was saved from death 3 times during those 30 years without even Thanking my Heavenly Daddy.
Then I hurt them again when I fell into sin even after going to Church but I was forgiven again again and than I came to True Heart Repentance and because of Their great Love and Mercy, Jesus died for me when I was a rotten sinner and God let Him so I could be with them Eternally and knowing my Name is in The Lamb’s Book of Life means I’m just so overwhelmed now with Thankfulness and do you know what Debbie, I keep telling Them I Love them and Thanking Them, I just can’t stop myself and yes I tell everyone else how wonderful They are too and I pray for opportunities to do so and to share just how much they are Loved by Them too, it’s all just so wonderful.
Debbie I just don’t understand, please explain more.
Blessings – Anne.
Annie, I agree with everything you said: love, awe and gratitude to our best friend, Daddy and Savior.
The fear (respect, reverence, recognition of the sin-filled lives that God removed us from) also brings out that God and Jesus are our King and our Lord, alone in holiness and worthy of our worship. We run into our Daddy’s arms, but we also fall down before our King.
I think we are both saying the same thing, but from different perspectives. Or as I have heard it put, we are looking at both sides of the same coin!
Does that help to clarify? I am not saying that I don’t feel what you feel or that it is all fear. Nonetheless, there is an element of the proper fear of the LORD (and intimidation from a fleshly sense of coming face-to-face with my God. Remember in Old Testament times that if the prophet/patriarch saw the face of God, he would die!)
Annie, you just shared your beautiful testimony in your prior response. Transformed lives are always evidence of God’s power, holiness, love, and salvation!
Thanks Debbie, I believe we are saying the same thing too, there is two types of Fear in the Hebrew , what you shared is correct in reference to us as God’s Children, He knows as His own, it is indeed what the word Fear means for us in the Hebrew, we are Trusting and dependent like Children, we are not fearful of our Abba Father, He is our Daddy.
Without Trust there is no Love and there is no fleshy fear in Perfect Love as confirmed in the Scriptures below but those who reject God, who don’t Trust Him or who are sinful, will have fleshy fear of Him and this is what the other word Fear in the Hebrew is referring to.
1 John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made Perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love but Perfect Love casteth out fear because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made Perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore Perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto Perfection not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.
Christian Love – Annie.
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Thanks for this post, Anne. Apart from leading me into the world of moths, you also struck an important chord that interest me: that you were once an atheist. I am glad you have now come to know God.
From the post i saw that your teacher and your mum influenced you into atheism. Do you have a write up or post on how you moved from atheism to Christ? If yes, kindly send me the link so I can read it.
Quite recently, I began to entertain the thoughts in my heart that I have never met an atheist one on one. I read about them, but i have never had any close contact with any one of them.
This thought gave rise to a soon-to-be-published post I am presently writing specifically to “those who say they don’t believe in God.” Regards.
Hi again Victor, I’m not sure were to start but perhaps from the beginning when I first heard about Jesus would be the best place, which was in my childhood, below is the Post that shares about this, there are other links on this Post that continue my life story.
Blessings – Anne.
Thanks so much. Will check them too.
How did you go with the Links Victor or have you still not had a chance to check them out yet, I would love to know what you think but also to have some more of your Links to messages that are special to you so I can be blessed again by what you share from your heart.
Thanking you – Anne.
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Thanks for asking, Anne. I have checked out the links. They made an interesting read. I am really sorry for all you had to go through as child. I am also grateful that you have found Christ who has healed your heart. The other link about about atheist, i am still exploring. Thanks.
Yes I have been healed Victor and I can now share about those horrific happenings without pain, bitterness or resentment, I have forgiven and moved on and knowing Jesus as my Best Friend now regardless of what happens I have inner Joy even though I have tears in my eyes because of life’s ongoing upsets that we all experience.
Don’t forget Victor when you have time please share some of your special links with me
Blessings – Anne.
Yes Anne, I rejoice with you on the healing of your heart over those unpleasant experiences. That you can now talk about them “without pain, bitterness or resentment” is remarkable. Glory be to God for His unfailing grace on you and us all.
I appreciate your reminding me about your requests for my ‘special links’. Actually, i don’t know if I should really call them special as such. But here are a few previous posts of mine that were somewhat personal:
1. A post on my lastname which some people somehow find difficult to pronounce https://victorscornerdotorg.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/when-you-have-an-awesome-last-name-like-mine/
(I think you have seen this one before)
2. A post I made after I lost mum https://victorscornerdotorg.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/tribute-to-my-mother/
3. A post on my experience driving in the same car with my family https://victorscornerdotorg.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/this-is-how-four-people-drive-a-car-at-the-same-time/
4. On my 4th year wedding anniversary,I posted this one: https://victorscornerdotorg.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/happy-wedding-anniversary/
5. A post on using our imagination(poem) https://victorscornerdotorg.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/use-your-imagination-2/
6. Personal musings (poem)
I hope you find any of them interesting. I thank you for your interest my posts. Regards.
Thank you Victor, I’m sure I will be blessed by your sharing, I do have some Christmas commitments to attend to first as I’m sure many do at this time of year but I will seek to respond to your Post messages in the near future, perhaps a few each day.
Thanks for sharing my life with me, I value your heart felt encouragement.
Blessings – Anne
You are welcome, Anne. More blessings.
The information on the moths was really interesting Anne and the Granny Cloak Moth was really beautiful, the colours and eyes were very vivid. Our all wise God the Creator had a purpose for all His creation, like mankind the purpose was to have a relationship with Him . Of course that depends on each one of us the choice is ours, it would be sad to know that people reject His offer, He can turn our drab lives into a beautiful showpiece like the Granny Cloak Moth..
Thanks Love, I too was amazed at the beauty of the Moth but more so with how God used it to reassure me that I don’t have to fear or take to heart the foolish ramblings of those who are in darkness.
See you soon – Love – Anne.
Anne – I’ll never look at a moth the same way again. Sheri
Nor will I Sheri, Good is so good, can we ever doubt that He is, yes a Moth is a Moth but He used it to reassure me when I needed it most and He is still using it even today, when I share that my life is blessed, I have no doubt that it is regardless of the heartache and suffering I have experienced even as a child, I’m so Thankful now to be part of the Family of God.
I just want to say to you Sheri, that out of all of those I know both on the Blogs and off or have ever known, you are the most Sacrificial Loving Woman I have ever met, Tom may not understand or appreciate your inner beauty Sheri because of his illness but God does and you Shine and Sparkle in the darkness for all those who have eyes to see and the Strength that you have could only come from God, may He continue to bless you greatly and if you ever need a friend you will always have one in me and I have a Guest room too, if you also need one of them in the future.
Christian Love Always – Anne.
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Thank you. GOD is LOVE. Blessings to you and Ron. Sheri
If as you say “it’s not God’s will that anyone suffers or perishes, meaning to be separated from Him in Hell in the Lake of Fire that burns Eternally” then why would this loving god not have ended things thousands of years ago before the population of hell hot so much bigger than the population of heaven? Far more people die each day who are not believers in your loving god than those who are believers, so it seems to me your god is not so loving after all.
Yes God is patient Allan, I don’t know your heart and where you will spend Eternity but He does and always has just as He knew mine even when I claiming He was not real. For God so Loves the World which means everyone in it including you and me even though we all have sinned but we need to respond by Heart Repentance which shows we believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and God will not force us to do this, He does not want Puppets but for us to willingly Choose to Love and obey Him.
You asked Allan why God has not ended the World as we know it, He knows those who are His even before they are conceived, if He had ended the World many years ago, I would never have come to know Him but He knew me and He wanted me to be with Him Eternally so He waited and perhaps He is also waiting for you Allan or others who will come to Heart Repentance on their deathbed or before, He tells us not one of us He knows as His own will be lost Eternally, He protects our Soul.
Take Care Allan – Kind Regards – Anne.