spam, scams or is God calling?

“The Divine Voice is not always expressed in words.
It is made known as a heart-consciousness”

A.J. Russell


(Robokiller symbol)

About a year or so ago, tired of the constant phone calls coming in from places like Belize,
California, Mexico, the Ukraine…places where I knew no one and no one knew me,
I decided to nip the madness in the bud.

I had seen an article about an app called Robokiller.
It’s an app that will filter out those mysterious and annoying calls…
as in it actually filters most all of your calls.

The only calls readily allowed are those numbers you have listed in your favorites…
any other call will face the scrutiny of the app.

When setting up the app you get to pick a type of voicemail message that you’d like to use.
Prerecorded silly messages or what I chose…a typical auto-recorded message that
states “the number you have dialed is currently no longer in service…”

The app works sometimes a little too well as it has dumped calls coming in from
various doctors or other offices that are attempting to get in touch with me–
all because it does not recognize the incoming numbers.

Of course, you can check the messages that are left, as well as the call numbers,
and choose whether you want to allow them to trickle through or not.

Overall, I am very pleased with the app and opted to renew my service.

I get an alert each time a call comes in and has been earmarked as spam…
allowing me to check it.

However, for the past several months, I’ve been getting the strangest call…
over and over, despite the spam net, of which this call does fall into on
an almost daily basis, the call persists.

It is immediately earmarked as spam but it keeps calling me.
And since it is earmarked as spam, it merely falls into the spam bucket—
yet I can still listen to the message.

When this “caller” first began calling me, I listened to the message only briefly
as it actually scared me.
Visions of some Russian downloading all my vital information that was encrypted
on my phone, while I was listening, raced around my vivid imagination.

But as the calls have continued, I opted to let my daughter-n-law listen
to the recording.

It is a foreign-sounding male’s voice.
Loud, forceful and angry.
The voice reminds me of some sort of nutty tel-evangelist who has his hand on my head
screaming, “BE HEALED”—think of a real-life scammer type Earnest Angely…with a
foreign accent.

It is a man who is vehemently and definitely stating that
“someone has spoken your name, leaving your name in my mouth.
There is a blessing that you are to receive.
Quick, you only have 5 seconds to receive it…”

During other calls, the messenger speaks of gifts and blessings.

What I’m to do within the 5 seconds continues to elude me…
Hence why I quickly click to end the recording.

I checked the area code…it’s listed as a middle Georgia number.

It never has asked for money and that’s probably why I fear Russia is downloading my
life as we speak, but then I’m left wondering…why.

Why is some sort of psycho “preacher” almost demanding that I act within 5 seconds time???
And as to how I am to be acting is uncertain but I get the distinct message that I am to act none
the less all in order to receive some sort of blessing…and if I don’t…well…
bad juju seems to be in the air.

An overactive imagination continues to wonder why this one particular call continues to come
through despite always reaching a pre-recorded message of a number out of commission.

A fleeting thought crosses my thinking…wonder if God is really trying
to tell me something??
Wonder if these calls are persisting for a deeper reason…??

But then I am quickly pulled back to reality…
I am reminded…God is a gentleman…forever and always.

He is persistent but He is not angry nor forceful.

He is not demanding…nor is His intent to frighten or coerce me into something strange.
God never coerces His children…He prefers to woo those He loves.

This particular caller, on the other hand, demands that I listen and then act.
It’s as if some unseen gun is being held to my head or to the head of a loved one..
act now or bad things will happen.

God has long stated the deal…
if one opts to follow, wonderful…if not, then that is the loss of the individual.
No pushing, not threats..it is what it is—

We are told that even Satan and his demons can recite scripture.
And so we must often test what comes our way.
Is it from God or not…

Robokiller helps, but nothing works like simply calling upon the name of Jesus Christ.

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God,
because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has
come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.
This is the spirit of the antichrist,
which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

1 John 4:1-6

17 comments on “spam, scams or is God calling?

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    I love your sense of humor. I too have often had visions of some gnarly looking Russian downloading my life. Those robocalls really drive Paul crazy, but I have my own way of blocking them. I turn my phone to vibrate all the time. That way I can’t hear the calls when they come in (which I can’t anyway) and don’t even realize they called until it’s over. They are then deleted unless there is a voicemail attached. If I don’t know the number or if it’s from somewhere I don’t know anyone, I delete the voicemail too. Most of the time, they don’t bother me anymore. Ah for the good old days of listening to your neighbor’s phone conversations on a party line.

    • I do the vibrate thing too but every since the grandkids came along, I’m afraid not to hear the phone ring as their parents can call in a tizzy— I can remember prank calls as a kid.. “do you have Prince Albert in a can?”
      “well you better let him out” hahahaha

  2. SharaC says:

    Hahaha… “is your refrigerator running?”
    This kind of gives me chills though, in all seriousness. Test the spirits indeed. There is some crazy stuff out there that wants to get our permission to download our lives… smart to not let everything just play out and have its way!

    • I know— there is a serious battle that rages around us— and sadly many will fall for Satan’s calls more often than not — they are hidden and disguised— and oh, you better go catch it 😂

  3. hatrack4 says:

    I do not get calls on the phone promising blessings. I get the “your car warranty is about to expire (did 4000 miles ago), your student loans are overdue (I never had one!), and my wife gets, “You are turning 65 soon… (although that happened a few years ago). It’s a blessing when I don’t get a call.

    I got a strange one yesterday. A person called from a local number (probably faked for caller ID) and a nice lady on the recording stated that they would honor our being on the no call list, then she hung up. I told my wife that we did not have to worry about that number anymore, but then my wife said, “If she meant it, she wouldn’t have called this time!”

  4. pkadams says:

    I finally answered the ‘your car’s warranty is expiring’ call and it actually had an option to be removed from the list! Hope it works. That verse you posted is the cult killer , btw. So critical!

  5. Salvageable says:

    That’s funny, Julie! Rachel from card services keeps telling me that she is calling for the last time, but she breaks her promise in a few days. Just yesterday we were promised student loan forgiveness and a Publishers Clearinghouse prize. Imagine how much money we lost by hanging up on both callers. J.

  6. Dawn Marie says:

    Sometimes if I’m feeling spirited my calls go like this (only when it is a living-breathing operator who calls of course.)
    Well, hi! Forgive me for interrupting you but I think I can make this much easier for you. If you’d like to join me at Church on Sunday I promise to stay afterwards and we can talk more about your fabulous plan/product then! That way we can invite God into my discernment whether your plan/product is the right one for me! CLICK. I’ve not received any “buyers” yet on my offer, but there is always the HOPE. (I wonder if God offers an incentive plan if I were to ever get a “taker!”)

  7. oneta hayes says:

    What a mystery! I can think of nothing Biblical that would lend itself to this kind of behavior – positive nor negative. But I sure wouldn’t like it!

  8. SLIMJIM says:

    Word: “Robokiller helps, but nothing works like simply calling upon the name of Jesus Christ.”

  9. I’m glad God is a forever gentleman.
    Blessings – Wendy Mac

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