12 But about going further [than the words given by one Shepherd], my son, be warned. Of making many books there is no end [so do not believe everything you read], and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
13 All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or evil.
As I complete this third writing project, and consider my next 2 books, I have learned, by experience this activity, must be done in obedience to the Lord, for the sake of the gospel, for His glory, for this verse is indeed true: ‘much study is a weariness of the flesh’.
Studying, researching, writing, editing, publishing, and now marketing my books, is no small task.
This journey has changed me – from a bold, confident, almost brash contractor, who used 6000 minutes/month on his cell phone, to an introverted, prayerful, quiet, reflective, deeply passionate, man of God. Where I used to talk all day to people, I now talk all day with God, and endeavor to more fully obey Him, and to love people, no strings attached…
If I use 300 minutes/month now, that is BIG!
Perhaps one of my books will become widely distributed, and I will actually make some money at it, but this is not the primary reason that I write.
It is my purpose and prayer, that my books will help add value to people and expand the kingdom of God.
While I can speak, pray and visit places on our myriad missions trips, I can simply leave one of my books in the right hands, and the message and mandate of God given to my life, can be greatly amplified.
This current book, http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Grand-illusion-Prophetic-Strategy/dp/1497594839/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429722053&sr=8-1&keywords=Welcome+to+the+Grand+Illusion has been a gut-wrenching project, as I have prayed, sacrificed, researched, and written, of deep spiritual revelation, that I believe is the heart of the Creator, for the United States of America, now – a far different viewpoint than expressed in any mainstream media.
Yet, will anyone listen?
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) stands far off; for truth has fallen in the street (the city’s forum), and uprightness cannot enter [the courts of justice].
Several weeks ago, I had a vivid dream, of a civil war in America, I awoke seeing millions die, in senseless violence, and it so shook me that I prayed for several hours. Finally the voice of the Lord came to me and He said:
This is the natural progression of events in the United States, but it CAN be averted through prayer.
And, so, I have abandoned all, to do exactly that, PRAY, fervently for America, many hours each day, that God might have mercy upon us, and send His Holy Spirit to restore us again to righteousness..