Having a warm relationship with an ether buddy can leave you feeling that all is well. You get immediate answers to every question, you feel the need to respond to every question asked of you, you have telltale signs of demonic interaction, such as a seal that continuously becomes broken, and you never seem to want for anything, because all your desires are being fulfilled.
I once had an ether buddy who recently reared his head. He said he was sent to tell me that I had taken a wrong turn by becoming sealed and raptured into God’s millennial kingdom, but I knew that something was awry when he seemed very nervous and jittery. I landed on my knees in desperation, and pleaded with God not to let me become confused.
I knew that confusion was the order of the day during every major event in history. Some people saw the truth, and others were led astray. Some people saw plainly the division between the right way and the wrong way, while others stood at the crossroads, baffled and blurry-eyed. I wondered which side I was on.
Was I baffled and blurry-eyed, though thinking of myself as a pursuer of truth? Was I one whose hopes and dreams would soon be dashed against the ruins when time stood still? Or was I truly one whose soul-felt desire to hear truth had rendered him immune to all perverse influences?
The Lord God Almighty will judge the hearts of men, and may he judge me as one whose only hope is in Christ, whose singular desire is to see eternity, whose fervent hope is to see the face of God, and whose heart would melt at any thought of placing self beyond the bounds of love. The new year brings us one step closer to all eternities combined. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.