Wednesday, December 30, 2009

He Knows, He Knows, He Knows!

Be assured that God is not an American. He is not regulated by Washington, and does not require a congressional hearing to pass a bill. He can accomplish this all by Himself—if WE have faith!

Abraham “knew” God. He just didn’t know OF Him. Not knowing God is more our problem than Obama, Pelosi, Reid and all such leaders who push a socialistic tyrannical agenda combined. We are so acquainted with "Sodom and Gomorrah" that we fail to see the God who made it. We are so enamored with the sins of our nation; we fail to be overwhelmed with the God of our nation.

Do you know God or do you know of Him? Are you in His grip? If you are in His grip, you can and should know what He is capable of. Space fails me to tell of all of His wonderful acts. However, let me just tell you of a few:

He can raise the DEAD.
He can heal all diseases.
He can feed over five thousand people with a few fish.
He can walk on water.
He can demand a living tree to die.
He can speak the worlds into existence.
He knows your thoughts from afar off.
He knows your words before you speak them.
He knows the plans of the wicked before they do them.
He knows the number of hairs on your head.
He knows the bird that just fell from the sky and died.
He knows the end from the beginning.
He knows the length of your life.
He knows your hurts even before you experience them.
He knows the number of teardrops that your eyes have shed.
He knows the stars by name, although they cannot be numbered.
He knows the width of space because it came out of Him.
He knows, He knows, He knows!

There is not anything that God does not know, because His knowledge created everything!

Whether or not America’s days have come to an end is not for us to know or to even be the factor involved in expecting God to do good. What God wants to know is if you believe Him. Leave the business of God judging the nations to God; you make it your business to simply judge Him as the faithful God that He is. Therefore, when you stand before Him on that day of judgment, you can have confidence that you believed Him for mercy upon your nation, even as you believed Him for mercy upon yourself.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Surviving The Storm

Matthew 6:31 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. (The promise). 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (The requirement).
The Spirit has shown to me; there are many of us that suppose we can tempt the Lord by trying Him in advance of our need, that we might first see His miracle take place, and then choose to believe. When that does not work out, we then try to justify ourselves with flatteries like “see, this word must not be meant for us today.”We then become complacent and start wandering further and further from the Lord, as our views become ever more worldly, and our love continues to grows colder.
My friends, the solution to the problem is, we must first draw close enough to God to where we know Him so intimately, that we can believe without seeing, then we will receive the promised provision as it truly becomes needed. For then we will know that we know, because our relationship makes it so.
Many presume the authority to test God, whether He is, or whether His word is trustworthy by their standards. This is absolutely the highest form of arrogance, even the devils dare not bring such a challenge to God’s sovereign authority. And we must never do so either.
Hebrews 3:8 “Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.” Amen!
Y’shua friend. Shalom!
Compliments of,
http://www.resistnet.com/profiles/blogs/surviving-the-storm?xg_source=activity

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Lifetime Of Waiting

We've now been back from our travels for two weeks. The trailer is unpacked and ready to sit through the colder months. Christmas decorations are out - except for the lighted wire snowman who has seen his last Christmas - and presents are wrapped. And best of all, there seems to be a sense of peace all through our home. I was talking to my wife last night about how God might be leading our family. We really have no idea what our life will look like in a few months; but, at least right now, we're content to wait and continue to do the things we know we have already been given to do.




Why is waiting so difficult? I've been thinking about this question and realized that one of the reasons is our "get-it-now" society. I have some good friends in Kenya who live in a much more relaxed and patient world, but most of us are taught from birth the science of immediate gratification. We want, we get; we want some more, we get some more. Accomplishment is defined by running and spinning; but, from what I can see, the result is usually just a spinning out of control.
I'm not sure what caused our world to become so fast paced, but I know it hasn't always been this way. There was a time long ago when people truly knew how to wait on the Lord.
Joseph and Mary were devout Jews who followed the laws of Moses. Therefore, forty days after Jesus was born they "took Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord" (Luke 2:22). This was done in recognition of God's command, "The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to Me" (Exodus 13:2). They also offered a sacrifice as a burnt offering and sin offering, "a pair of doves and two young pigeons" (Luke 2:24).
This was the process all Jews followed when a child was born. But when Joseph and Mary entered the temple court, holding the baby Jesus, something stirred in a man called Simeon.
Luke 2:25-26
"Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ."
Simeon approached Joseph and Mary, held Jesus and gave a wonderful praise and prophesy. But let's not miss what was said about this man called Simeon. He was devoted to God, and he was waiting. How long was he willing to wait? Well, the only time frame he was given was that he would have his answer sometime before he died. He did not know if this would mean days, months, or many years, but he was willing to wait.
We need to regain this ability, this trust which is content to wait for God's direction. The promises of God are that He will reveal His direction, He will lead, comfort, and "renew their strength" (Isaiah 40:31), but we must be willing to wait and continue to do what we know we have already been given to do. During this Christmas season, let's renew our trust in the God who has so perfectly revealed Himself through the birth of Jesus. Let's commit to following Him all our days and be determined to trust Him through a lifetime of waiting.

Have a Christ Centered Day!

God's Daily Word Ministries

Monday, December 14, 2009

Get Ready-Babylon Is About To Fall


Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. Revelation 18:10


And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. Revelation 18:21

My holy people, just as all seems lost concerning the fall of Babylon and all she represents, her complete and utter fall is about to occur. Seek Me for an understanding of things about to occur. Do not be downcast and lose heart when all that is around you seems to be falling apart. It is by My design and by My plan, for all that stands in the way of My Kingdom is not so much in the heart of the evil that is in the land, but in the religious system that is in the way of everything I do.

You see, a complex web of mindsets and of organizations, of people and of charters, have been placed among you, all raising itself up against the knowledge of Me. Actually, it represents something instead of Me, instead of Christ, instead of My Kingdom come, My will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

This is mystery Babylon and this machine of terror is about to be untangled. Do not be confused, this is not speaking of Iraq, but this is speaking of a religious system that you are now a part of. Many know of what I speak, but most are hopelessly caught up into it, believing it to be My Church, when in fact it is against everything that My Church is to be and become.

I have called you to be an accurate expression of Christ in the earth. Instead, Babylon has produced attenders and pretenders, serving kings that have established themselves instead of allowing My Son to be the proper Head of the Church and the Holy Spirit to lead and guide it all. My holy people, Babylon is about to fall. I have been establishing an army across the face of the earth. It is about to be released in an unprecedented way, causing seeming destruction wherever it goes.

Do not lose heart, for it is My army and it shall trample Babylon under its feet to My glory and fame, leaving in its place many lighthouses. Places that shall indeed be My Lighthouses. Free to follow hard after Me and to fearlessly perform My will in the face of a hurting and dying people. Many things are about to change. Rejoice, for I have heard the heart cry and have held this plan in My Heart from before the foundations of the world.

It is time and that time is now and the time is for a people who have a heart after Me, instead of a powerless, putrid message.

O Babylon, you great harlot and seducer of the people. Your doctrine of the Nicolaitans is about to come to an end; this distinguishing of a kingly class of ministers and a false priesthood over the people, what you call the laity, but what I call My holy people. This is coming to an end. You are coming to an end.

This establishing of something so false and so putrid, that it has caused the Holy Spirit to be quenched from moving in the midst now for generations is about to end. My angels have been dispatched, My army is ready, and there is now nothing you can do, but fall in utter disgrace and in utter failure. Babylon, your end is upon you and My Word is against you and your judgment is at hand.

My holy people, those called by My Name. Enter into the battle. Fall into ranks and become radical in following after Me, for it is a time for raising up the standard against the enemy and for building yourself up in Me. I am sending a fresh wave of My Spirit across the land, accompanied by a rough and ready troop. This, My army, shall cleanse the land of this false doctrine and shall lay waste to all that Babylon has done in the hearts and lives of you, My people.

Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Be and become an accurate expression of Christ in the earth.


The Birth Of Jesus Foretold, Day 1

"The Birth of Jesus Foretold, In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David.
The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”- Luke 1:26-28

Sunday, December 13, 2009

You Are A Lighthouse


Have I not made you worthless in the eyes of men, yes even among some of your own family and loved ones?--so that I could prosper you as My own—set apart for only heavenly value?


I Am bringing this nation to its knees so that many will see the Light I shine through those that are sincerely humble and authentically devastated for their benefit. There can be no fancy frame around the infinitely more important picture I Am creating in you for them. My special servants and friends must be of no importance to this world for Me to operate fully through them to reach this wicked generation of “me-pleasers.”

I Am tearing down their securities and false confidences week by week. I Am casting out all signs of vain achievement in most, so that the mercy of My kingdom can get through to them. Formerly rich, blind and sick people are stumbling around without direction. They must realize their own foolishness. What they once thought they were, they are no longer in Me. They must realize this. They need My Spirit and My daily leading.

I have allowed you to see your foolishness so you can serve them and help them into the Ark that is waiting—already prepared for their deliverance and eternal salvation. I gave Enoch a view of the world to come and he longed for Me and his place in eternity—his home that is customized for his fulfillment among My people and holy angels. You are called to follow the way of Enoch and to delight in the things above and NOT the things below.

You are to hear My heavenly music and have your spiritual hearing sharpened for My will and daily direction. I cannot use you fully without pruning you completely. Don’t be amazed that I have taken away so much! For what I have taken is rightfully Mine—not yours.

What I will replace for you is unfathomable. Riches greater than the height from the ocean’s deepest depths to its surface are yours in My presence and in residence with Me on My holy mountain. So prepare your heart and clear your mind to follow hard after Me without confusion. I offer you a renewed mind and a bold spirit that will not be denied by the evil that seeks to thwart and block your Light. Resisting all evil, you are to live and walk with Me in heavenly places that men know not.

The Light from My throne is hot and brilliant to those near and far. You shall be as a lighthouse to them. As they hear My messages through the fog and regain hope within the storm—they will be spared because you let Me bring you low and allowed My Son to be exalted high and lifted up so that all men could be drawn to Him.

Now—maintain the lighthouse. Put it in order. Do not let anything distract you from your primary mission—to announce the Good News and let your Light so shine that people will know that I sent you to help them and to find their way in from the storm.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Prepare War! Stir Up The Mighty Men!















In Joel 3, God foretold that one of the reasons He was going to physically judge the nations of the world in the Middle East was because they planned to divide His land. When the Gentile world calls for a division of Israel so that the Palestinians can have a state and a division of Jerusalem so that the Palestinians can have their capital, God is mightily angered.
Jerusalem is originally known as the "City of Peace" or the "Foundation of Peace". However, tearing away a portion of the city in order to give the Palestinians a capital will lead to all-out war, not the peace for which Jerusalem is named. Perhaps this reality is why God specifies all-out war as His method of delivering physical judgment upon those people who would want to divide His land. Listen carefully:
"... Prepare war! Stir up the mighty men! Let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears ... Put in the sickle, for the vintage harvest is ripe; come, get down and tread the grapes, for the winepress is full; the vats overflow, for the wickedness of the peoples is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision." Joel 3:9-10, 13-14.
As if encouraged in their quest for maximum concessions by Israel as they attempt to establish their Palestinian State, Palestinian leaders are demanding that Israel be pushed back to her indefensible borders of 1967. As usual, United Nations leaders are clearly in the Arab camp, once again displaying their rampant anti-Semitism.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Antichrist Has Arisen...?

First EU President Ignites Speculation
By Terry James
Bible Prophecy Today
...As you are more than likely aware, the Antichrist has arisen from a little-known position of Belgium Prime Minister (and from a position of almost total obscurity) to be appointed as the new president of the European Union.
Herman Van Rompuy is the newly appointed EU president and will assume that role as from the 1st of December 2010...Van Rompuy is a Bilderberger and attended one of their meetings before his appointment, where he met and was instructed by Henry Kissinger. Don’t be fooled by his quirky looks, as it seems to have been Satan’s deliberate intention for his son/representative here on the earth to have the appearance of a harmless old man. But we all know what he is, and what he is going to be capable of.
With all due respect, it would now seem that because the Antichrist has now been revealed and appointed, the possibility of the pre-tribulation theory of the rapture as being correct is looking more and more remote. There may be some hope for the pre-tribulation theory of the rapture... as being correct but I am extremely doubtful...
[If the Antichrist has come forth] then after having received his crown he will start WW [III] by attacking the U.S. The U.S. and her citizens should really begin to prepare now for a time not too far away when the missiles of the Antichrist begin to rain down over your cities. See Revelation Chapter 18 describing the destruction of the U.S. That may be the reason your personal liberties are being deliberately eroded, so from out of the chaos that is sure to be a result of this assault, some semblance of order may be maintained...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Touched By My Glory

And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus. Acts 22:11

My holy people; I am sending My glory upon you to reveal both who I am and what I would have you do. Many already know some things, but I intend to clearly show you these things so that you would not have to guess, so that you would not have to be concerned about what it is that I would have you do.
I am bringing clarity to you: clarity that will bring boldness and straightforwardness with it. Causing you to enter boldly into the work I would have for you. Not to fulfill your vanity and not to bring pride into your life. No, I am bringing this boldness so you may enter into the work I have for you without questioning and without doubting.

Do not look to others, but at this time look fully to Me. Allow Me to overshadow you with My glory. Seek Me with your whole heart at this time for I will be found by those that search with their whole heart. You will no longer be disappointed, but you will be settled. I want you satisfied. I want you to be fulfilled in your walk with Me.

As My glory comes to overshadow you, I will cause your spiritual eyes to open up and it will be a perfect work within you. Your eyes will be fully open to Me and to My purposes. Be ready for this shall occur quickly. This shall surely come to pass in order to show you the direction I would have you to go.

You have sought My leading and My counsel and My direction. I will not disappoint. I will come to you and reveal My glory. Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Be ready to be touched by My glory and be forever changed. For I love you and care compassionately for you.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Give Thanks


George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Your Standing Orders

And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia. Acts 20:1

My holy people, there is about to be a great uproar of sorts, a time where the pagans of the land will cry with a loud voice. Do not ignore them, but instead hear them out, recognize it as a cry for something real, something that they do not have, and something that their soul cries out for.

Dare to go and do what you have not done before, for it is possible to reach many at this time. All it takes is My Word and a willing heart. I shall do the rest. There will be miracles. There shall be signs and wonders. There will be great healings and there will be a restoration of hearts and lives.

All these things shall occur to lift up My Name and to declare to those who would seek Me with all their heart … that I can be found. You do not need a special anointing to be My witnesses, My ambassadors, My voice crying loudly to the lost. For I have sent the Holy Spirit and if you have received the Holy Spirit, then you are anointed already to go and share what you have seen and what you have known.

Go into all the world and make disciples. That is your mission. Those are your standing orders. At this time there is much confusion in My Church about making disciples. Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Follow Me and I will do the rest.

www.injesus.org

Monday, November 23, 2009

My King

Taken from a sermon by Dr. S.M. Lockridge:

The Bible says my King is a seven-way king....He's the King of the Jews; that's a racial king....He's the King of Israel; that's a national King....He's the King of Righteousness....He's the King of the Ages.....He's the King of Heaven....He's the King of Glory....He's the King of kings, and He's the Lord of lords. That's my King. Well....I wonder, do you know Him?.... David said, "The Heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork. My King is a sovereign King. No means of measure can define His limitless love. No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shore-less supply. No barrier can hinder Him from pouring out His blessings. He's enduringly strong....He's entirely sincere....He's eternally steadfast....He's immortally graceful....He's imperially powerful....He's impartially merciful....... Do you know Him?
He's the greatest phenomenon that ever crossed the horizon of this world. He's God's Son....He's a sinner's Saviour....He's the centerpiece of civilization....He stands in the solitude of Himself....He's august....He's unique....He's unparalleled....He's unprecedented....He's the loftiest idea in literature....He's the highest personality in philosophy....He's the supreme problem in higher criticism....He's the fundamental doctrine of true theology....He's the cardinal necessity for spiritual religion....He's the miracle of the age.... He's the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him....He's the only one qualified to be an all sufficient Saviour... I wonder if you know Him today?

JESUS supplies strength for the weak....JESUS is available for the tempted and the tried....JESUS sympathizes and JESUS saves....JESUS strengthens and sustains....JESUS guards and JESUS guides....He heals the sick....JESUS cleanses lepers....He forgives sinners....JESUS discharges debtors....He delivers captives....JESUS defends the feeble....He blesses the young....JESUS serves the unfortunate....He regards the aged....JESUS rewards the diligent....and He beautifies the meek....... I wonder if you know JESUS?

Well, my King....is THE King....He's the key to knowledge....He's the wellspring to wisdom....He's the doorway of deliverance....He's the pathway of peace....He's the roadway of righteousness ....He's the highway of holiness....He's the gateway of glory....... Do you know Him?

Well....His office is manifold....His promise is sure....His light is matchless....His goodness is limitless....His mercy is everlasting....His love never changes....His word is enough....His grace is sufficient....His reign is righteous....and His yoke is easy, and his burden is light. I wish I could describe Him to you, but He's indescribable........He's incomprehensible....He's invincible....He's irresistible.

Well, you can't get Him out of your mind....You can't get Him off of your hand....You can't out live Him, and you can't live without Him....The Pharisees couldn't stand Him, but they found out they couldn't stop Him....Pilate couldn't find any fault in Him....The witnesses couldn't get their testimonies to agree....Herod couldn't kill Him....Death couldn't handle Him, and the grave couldn't hold Him. Yea! That's my King, that's my King.

Father..."Thine is the Kingdom....and the Power....and the Glory....Forever"....and ever, and ever, and ever, and ever. How long is that? And ever...and ever...and when you get through with all the forevers, then....AMEN!........AMEN!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Paying The Price For Following Jesus

“Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three." Luke 12:51-52

This is not the Jesus we usually talk about! This is the in-your-face, wake-up-and-smell-the-trouble-coming Jesus! Passionate, powerful and desperate for us to come to grips with reality.

Yes, Jesus brings us peace with God...but don't expect that to translate into peace with everyone else. Here He warns His disciples about what lies ahead: His own suffering and death, and the persecution they'll soon experience.

These are words we need to hear. Knowing Jesus, loving Jesus, following Jesus can and will be divisive. It will split your world apart; relationships with your family and your friends will crumble. Some will join you; others will reject you and the Jesus you follow.

You have something they don't -- a personal relationship with the only Person who can save and sustain you through life; the One who brings you peace with God and hope for eternity. You'll have found what others long for...but if they can't or won't accept it from Jesus, it's going to divide you from them.

Jesus is not telling you to hate those who don't follow Him or to pick a fight. His command to love others, even your enemies, always stands. But He is calling you to be prepared, to count the cost, to take a reality check.

So, don't hide your head in the sand and think it'll all be OK. Jesus wants you to know the stakes are high, and it could cost you everything. So be prepared to pay the price for following Him.

Taken from a daily devotional at www.notreligion.com

Destroy The Bastions Of Evil!

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ"
2 Corinthians 10:4-5.

These verses sound the battle cry, and the battleground is the minds of men. We are commanded to cast down improper reasoning and arrogant philosophy, capturing every thought of mind for Christ, thereby destroying the bastions of evil!

Christian, there is a time for defense, but let us never forget we are to be on the offensive as well. The Christ who leads us into the fray will surely lead us to victory!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ephesians 3:17-19

“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” - Ephesians 3:17-19

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I Bring Good News!

JERUSALEM: Yehuda Glick is a 44-year-old American-born Jew who spends most of every day preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in Jerusalem.
Since he became the executive director of the Temple Institute, Mr Glick's main task has been to supervise the manufacture of the utensils the high priests will need when the day arrives.
Crowns and other instruments made of solid gold fill glass cases in the Temple Institute museum in Jerusalem's Old City.
Other artefacts include an array of copper urns, trumpets made of silver and garments to be worn by the High Priest, woven from golden thread.
Musical instruments, including hand-made harps and lyres, lie ready to be brought to life upon the Messiah's appearance.
So, when can we expect this momentous event?

Call Upon My Name

And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
Acts 23:11

My holy people; it is time for Me once again to come to you, to stand by you, to visit you, to encourage you and to tell you plainly some things. For at this time, it is only I that can make the needed changes in and through your lives.

Many of you have endured hard things, much suffering, much shame, much ridicule, yes much wounding. I tell you that the time for visitations is already on the increase and this will continue. For I have seen you take a stand and now I am coming to join you, to stand by you, to tangibly visit you and tell you what you need to know.

Some have never experienced My visitation. Some have confused this with revival and renewal. I did not come to Paul because things were going swell, I came to encourage Paul that even in the midst of things going badly, he was fulfilling My purposes in and through his life.

On the mount of transfiguration, I came to My Son, bringing with Me others that He knew, to encourage him at a time when his valor was required. I did not come at a time when everything was going well, I came when My visitation was needed. My Son is about to visit with you and He will come to encourage you and to cause you to believe in spite of what you see all around you.

I tell you the truth, much is to be done in My Kingdom and have you considered that it may require your laying down your life to see the fulfillment of My Kingdom purposes on the earth? Change your mind concerning how you perceive the outcomes, for it is I who effect change in the earth and it is principally through wars, through captivities and through shakings that these changes come to pass. How can this be any different in your time?

There is a cry that has come up to My throne and I have heard this cry. It is a cry for change. What exists can no longer be tolerated, therefore I have heard this cry and I intend on sending the needed change. What is this cry? It is the cry of innocent blood, speaking from the ground. It is the cry of those who have been trampled under feet not only by those that conveniently disposed of these, but also the apathetic Church that stands by and allows it all to happen.

The cry has been building and now it has been heard and now I am sending the needed changes. Now is the time to press through to My glory and for My honor and for My Kingdom for soon the access way will greatly narrow and those who have ignored My pleas will lose their opportunity.

Do you know Me? Do you know who My Son is? Are filled with and led by My Spirit? If not, it is time to put away the games and get serious: for these are serious times and I will be sending a cleansing wave across the land that will both purify and horrify. Who do you say that I am? It is on this rock of revelation that I still build My church and the gates of hell will not stand against it, for in the end I will stand by all who know Me. For this is the way of salvation. Walk in it. Live in it. Testify of our meetings and our visits, for there are many that desire such a walk, but do not even know where to begin.

Show them the way. Lead by example. Allow Me to build inside each of you that place where we meet and where we visit and where we spend time. Allow Me to build the bedroom, where our intimacy is the center of all of your life, the secret place, the place of communion with Me. Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. I will take this simple offering and transform it into the most beautiful garden, a place of lasting beauty. Follow Me.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Inspiration

But the word of God grew and multiplied. Act 12:24

My holy people, do not be discouraged by the ranting of the world, for even amongst the clamor and noise that is generated, there will come a clear sound of deliverance as My Word is shared and My Testimony is trumpeted.

People do not have the power to disillusion you. Devils do not have the power to intimidate you. Rulers do not have the power to confine you. For you are Mine and I tell you that you have much power that the enemy does not have at his disposal.

My holy people, you have the power to inspire, not just motivate, but you have the power to inspire. You can inspire others to do great things in My Kingdom. Not ordinary things, but great things. As you share at My direction, people are inspired for a lifetime. Motivation lasts for a short while. Inspiration lasts a lifetime.

You, My holy people, as you go into the fullness of My Presence, become My brilliant ones, capable of inspiring the nations for Me. Do not give up. Do not get weighed down. Keep seeking Me with all your heart.

As you do this, I will come and recharge you. I will boost your power and make you able to truly follow Me, inspiring many along the way.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

On Nov. 11, 1921, an unknown American soldier from World War I was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, in recognition of WWI veterans and in conjunction with the timing of cessation of hostilities at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). President Warren Harding requested that: "All ... citizens ... indulge in a period of silent thanks to God for these ... valorous lives and of supplication for His Divine mercy ... on our beloved country." Inscribed on the Tomb are the words: "Here lies in honored glory an American soldier know but to God." The day became known as "Armistice Day." In 1954, Congress, wanting to recognize the sacrifice of veterans since WWI, proposed to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day in their honor. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, former Supreme Commander in WWII, signed the legislation.

To honor those veterans who sacrificed all, an Army honor guard from the 3d U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) keeps day and night vigil at Arlington. At 11 a.m. this morning, a combined color guard representing all military service branches executed "Present Arms" at the tomb for the laying of a wreath by the president, followed by "Taps."

More than a million Patriots stand ready, or are actively defending our nation today. These men and women were not drafted into service, but volunteered to serve. To all our veterans: Thank you for your dedicated service to the cause of liberty.

To the wounded soldiers and civilians, and the families of those killed or wounded at Fort Hood:

My prayers are with you.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Why Are You Asleep?

Why are you asleep? What are you looking at if you cannot see the times you are in? Get up! Get up, soul!

Don’t be afraid of anything except falling asleep! Repeat the name of Jesus, His Name, His powerful Name. His Name which overcomes all obstacles, which extinguishes all passions, and crushes every serpent.

With the name of Jesus on your lips, look out the window at the gathering clouds, and with every confidence, speak His Name into the wind! Speak it now, and unleash into the streams of sorrow flooding the earth the true healing balm that every soul is longing for.

Speak the Name of Jesus to every soul you meet, through your eyes, your words, your actions. Become the living Name of Jesus!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Psalm 37

Do not be provoked by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong. Like grass they wither quickly; like green plants they wilt away. Trust in the LORD and do good that you may dwell in the land and live secure… Commit your way to the LORD; trust that God will act and make your integrity shine like the dawn, your vindication like noonday.
Be still before the LORD; wait for God. Do not be provoked by the prosperous, nor by malicious schemers. Those who do evil will be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD will possess the land.
The wicked draw their swords; they string their bows to fell the poor and oppressed, to slaughter those whose way is honest. Their swords will pierce their own hearts; their bows will be broken.
I have seen ruthless scoundrels, strong as flourishing cedars. When I passed by again, they were gone; though I searched, they could not be found… The salvation of the just is from the LORD, their refuge in time of distress.
The LORD helps and rescues them, rescues and saves them from the wicked, because in God they take refuge. (Psalm 37)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hallelujah, What A Savior!

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

When He comes our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew this song we'll sing;
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

The sacrificed, risen, and exalted Christ will one day return in glorious victory to the earth. The King of creation will restore His creation to its original created intent, and reign over it in majesty: "The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever". Revelation 11:15

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Seasons Of Change

As I look out my window, blustery winds of change are wreaking havoc on the fall leaves – sweeping away, in unrelenting bursts of turbulence and disarray, the once green glory of summer – and with it, the floral remnants of warmer days. Funny how there’s both a joy and sadness in the changing of seasons.

I remember those same conflicting emotions standing alone beside the hospital bed of my comatose father as his heartbeat waned on the monitor nearby until it was no more. That surreal moment has stayed with me since 1981. No one else could bear to witness his departure, choosing instead to gather in the waiting room outside so as to be spared the brutality of reality.

It was the first time I had witnessed someone’s passing – and I suppose I imagined the world would somehow pause in honor of him as I prayed and thanked God for giving me a father that was now being unceremoniously taken away before my eyes. Having never experienced such a thing, and being a relatively new Christian, I remember wondering if I would see his spirit leave his body and hear angels singing off in the distance when he took his last breath.

He and my mother had adopted me as a newborn from an unmarried woman in the 1950s who had notated on hospital records that the father of the child was “unknown.” Considering what could have become of me under such circumstances, I was grateful to have been given not only the chance to live, but also a loving and stable home and family in which to grow up.

Suddenly the curtain around my father’s hospital bed flew open and a janitor barged in for the trash. And when I raised my head to see him come and go, I noticed out the window the lunchtime traffic rushing up and down the busy streets of Dallas many floors below – people hurriedly returning to work after their noontime break.

Life was going on undeterred by my father’s demise as if it were just another day and another soul passing through, reminding me that death was just a part of life and that it happens all around us whether we know it or not.

Doctors had given him only five years to live a dozen or so years earlier; and though his passing was not an easy thing to witness, it certainly came as no surprise – not to me or to anyone out in the waiting room who understood the seriousness of his illness. You see, we all were well informed that this day would come. It was just hard to believe that it was finally here. Hope for recovery was gone and all one could do was sigh and cry and say goodbye.

Now, in November of 2009, blustery winds of change are wreaking havoc in America – stripping away the glory of a nation whose season in the sun has also come and gone. It too is hard to watch but comes as no real surprise. Though our myopic tendencies make it difficult to imagine, the world will carry on in spite of its absence, influence and ideals – with or without the Stars and Stripes that so many have bravely fought and died for through the years. Friends overseas will note its passing and some will morn, but all will eventually move on assessing for history how it all came to pass.

I doubt we will witness ascending spirits or heavenly voices when America gives up the ghost. People will take out the trash like they always have and rush back to work after lunch much like they did at that hospital 28 years ago. And some of us will give thanks for the rights, freedoms, privileges, opportunities, peace and prosperity God provided us for a time as they are unceremoniously taken away before our eyes while the world carries on undeterred by our unfortunate loss.

The challenge, as I see it, is to face the brutality of reality with an unwavering faith in God and great expectations for eternity – to find joy and gratitude even in our sorrow and grief – not as orphans without a home, but as adopted children of the King, knowing our Father in Heaven still lives and reigns with or without the America we grew up in.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Paul Proctor -- Seasons Of Change
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Mere Salvation Into Kindom Living

I Will Move You Out of Mere Salvation Into Kingdom Living

For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
1 Corinthians 16:9

My holy people; anything of any worth for you to do is worth fighting for. Did you hear that? There are things worth fighting for.

First of all, it is worth fighting for souls that I have put upon your heart. These will consume your time, your attention, much of your prayer life and much of your substance. It may even involve fighting those that would oppose you serving these people in this way. In all of this I tell you: resist the devil and he will flee. For it is well worth your time to reach those that are within your sphere of influence and it is well worth your time to resist the religious spirit that would make excuses against reaching these. Fear will always contrive an excuse. Faith will always provide an answer.

Next, it is worth fighting for the kind of relationship with Me that will cause you to move out of the status quo, into a life of radical obedience to Me. This too will take much time and attention, much prayer time and much of your substance. It will certainly involve opposing others on grounds of “being carried away with yourself”. Throw yourself fully into our relationship. For out of it shall flow all of the grace and life that you need to live for Me.

Finally, it is worth fighting for the kind of relationship with others that will cause you to move out of concern only for yourself, into a life of service to others. This too will take much time and attention, much prayer time and much of your substance. It too will involve opposing others on grounds of “being carried away with yourself”. Throw yourself fully into relationship with people too. For out of it shall flow a life that truly lives for My honor and glory.

Yield to My Heart, My holy people. Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Fight the good fight of faith, for as you engage in such a fight, I will move you out of mere salvation into Kingdom living.

Rich Elliott
inJesus.com River of Revival Ministries

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Destroying The Vail

"And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations." Isaiah 25:7

Many people feel that every nation should be encouraged simply to practice its own religion. God's Word, however, makes it plain that all nations are blinded, cut off from the truth by a deadly covering. This is true of the Jews, for "even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart" 2 Corinthians 3:15.

It is also true of the Gentiles, who have "the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart" Ephesians 4:18.

The veil that keeps them in such darkness is a Satanic blindfold. "The god of this world i.e., Satan hath blinded the minds of them which believe not" 2 Corinthians 4:4.

And how did the devil ever gain such control over human minds? "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. . . . Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator" Romans 1:21, 25.

So today, men and women almost everywhere--atheists, Communists, humanists, Buddhists, Confucianists, animists, Hindus, Taoists, Shintoists, occultists, "New Agers," and even the "liberals" in the monotheistic religions (Judaism, Islam, Christianity)--really all believe and practice the same religion, rejecting God as Creator and worshipping instead some man or man-exalting evolutionary philosophy.

Someday, God will destroy this pervasive veil over the nations. In the meantime, we must reach everyone we can with the true and everlasting gospel of Christ, for that "vail is done away in Christ" 2 Corinthians 3:14

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trust Me To Do The Rest


But the word of God grew and multiplied.
Acts 12:24
My holy people; amidst the toil, amidst the struggle, amidst the battles and yes even amidst the bitter tears; there is hope for those who wait upon Me. Hope that does not rest upon your own capabilities or your own abilities … but a deep seated hope that rests upon what only I can do.

I tell you plainly that My heart yearns to pour out My Spirit upon My holy people to do great things, but few have put their hope fully in Me. Clinging to abilities and capabilities, they desire themselves to be lifted up, not Me. Clinging to what you can do, instead of what only I can do.
Many wonder where the wonders have gone. I tell you … put all your hope in Me and you will never be disappointed. For My Word will accomplish all that I purpose it to do, to My glory and fame.
Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Then listen to what I have to say and simply do what I ask. That is your part. Trust Me to do the rest.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Behold My Mighty Hand In Battle

And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the multitude melted away, and they went on beating down [one another]. 1 Samuel 14:16

My holy people, I am at work, all is not lost, for even as in this scripture I am causing your enemies to become confused and to turn on each other. You have been in a time where little made any sense whatsoever. Your enemies have risen up against you and prevailed time after time after time and you have grown weary of the battles.

I tell you, look up. Look to Me. I will send My glory into the battle field. I will cause your enemies to destroy one another. I will turn the battle to your favor. I am giving a new favor in the land. A favor of conquest, that will encourage many: for long and hard battles have been fought up to this time and little headway was made.

Look up. Look to Me, for I long to prove Myself mighty on your behalf.

Seek My Face and the brilliance of My glory, for I will send a mighty trembling, a mighty shaking, and this will confuse and confound your enemies and will result in a mighty conquest.

Go forth, My brilliant ones. Go forward into battle and see the battle turn on your behalf. Look and see My mighty hand of battle revealed.

Rich Elliott
River of Revival Ministries

Friday, October 23, 2009

Of This Generation



This generation is not only rejecting Christ, it is committing the most heinous sins with perhaps an unparalleled defiance and arrogance. We in the former Christian nations and beyond have heard the law of Christ, yet are abandoning it in an apostasy that is unprecedented in scope and in numbers of apostates. Repeated warnings through the forces of nature do not appear to be moving our nations toward repentance. So tears of blood are falling from Heaven on numerous icons and statues—a terrible harbinger of the Great Trial which lies before us.

When my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens, lo it shall come down in judgment. (Isaiah 34:5)
Already, God has begun to purify the earth of wickedness. The sword has fallen through mysterious and incurable diseases, terrible disasters, and war. Often it is a spiritual principle at work:
Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows. (Gal 6)

The cleansing of the earth has begun. But we must understand that just as in ordinary times, when the innocent are sometimes taken with the wicked, so too will it be during the period of purification. No one but God can judge souls and no human being has the supreme wisdom to understand why this or that person suffers or dies. Until the end of the world the just and the unjust alike shall suffer and die. Yet the innocent and the repentant will not be lost and their reward will be great in paradise.

The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. (Romans 1:18)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Freedom Is Not Dead!

I am so tired of this treadmill!
Granny Warriors
http://www.grannywarriors.com/

For years now I have seen the same people doing the same thing over and over, talk talk talk.. Nothing more than a lot of words on paper. I feel like I am on a treadmill like a hamster in a wheel. Going round and round, no matter what we do or plan people are either too scared, lazy or stupid to realize our time is nearing the end.The end of this country we all claim to love and respect, vow to protect and defend, well folks it is time to stop with the words and start with some activity. Anything would be better than what we have now.
Just forget your possessions, your money, your job, everything. None of these things are permanent especially now.. How long do you think you will be warm and cozy in your little computer room banging out all of those patriotic posts, forwarding all those inane messages to people who simply delete most of them anyway if the Government is allowed to continue on in the way it is now?
Daily we get news of new laws and bills which take us farther and farther down the pit to slavery, poverty and absolute death to most of us. Can you not see? If you do see what are you doing to prepare for it? What are you actually doing other than posting on the groups and blogs just passing along more words. Words cannot save us now.
Where are all those militant groups that hated everyone? Where are the militia, where are the National Guardsmen who are supposed to be in our states protecting us from destruction both from the outside and inside? Who will fire the Shot heard round the world this time?
Our military is under the control of the UN and the globalists. You don't think so? Bet on it. The fellows that will not obey the orders against the American people are sent overseas, accidentally killed, commit suicide, become ill, they are not allowed to continue to be a threat to the Global Overlords.
Look at the military in your area, how many white, American clean shaven faces do you see? How did illegal aliens become members of our military, learning all we can teach about warfare, survival and obedience? Our Military is contaminated and corrupt as our Government is. There is no unity among the American people, we have been brainwashed into Political Correctness and have no sense of pride in what we are any longer.
We are not the proud American Steel Worker, Bridge builder, Construction worker, Mechanic, Farmer, Rancher that we were in the past. We are all under the thumb of the government through either the social services, who control our children with the power they have been given, by us, not the government or the government with the programs they offer and we gladly accept as it is free.
Everyone is regulated in one way or another. We have so many data bases we are all on it instills fear and dread if we think about going outside the line. We have social security numbers, drivers license numbers, credit card numbers, permits to drive, work, live.
With the Cap and Trade bill and Clean Water Acts, we are no longer even in control of our food and water. How much are the American people going to take? Now there is talk of turning our sovereignty over to the world.
I am not sorry, I am not going to ever accept being a third world resident, I will never give up my pride in myself and give up my right to travel freely in my own country, to grow my own food, to drink my own water without their deadly additives which make people stupid and easily controlled.
I think in reality we are lost, too many have been fed the GMO's and Fluoride until their brains simply do not work unless they are told what to do and when. The TV has been the worst invention of the past century giving us Entertainment. That is all this country considers newsworthy now... Nascar, Wrestling, Dancing with the Stars, Football, Base Ball... Remember when Football was a real thing, parents flocked to the fields to watch their children play a game, supported their school teams and had fun with it but it was not a way of life. Now the players are paid more than a King just to sport around on a field or basketball court playing a game. We as Americans cheer on these paid idiots, and pay their salaries with our ticket and collectible buying.
Can you stop? Will you stop?
Parents send their children to a school that teaches babies how to masturbate ? That having two daddy's is normal? That being Gay is good? The Bible is not allowed nor is prayer yet the Muslims can have a moment of silence during the school day for their prayer time? Where is our God in all of this? He is sitting on the side line watching and waiting for someone to stand up and say enough.
This is wrong, This is not AMERICAN. This is not Christian.
The white house flies the Chinese flag? Has a Muslim Prayer day? Where is the Christian Prayer day? ( it was cancelled).
We deserve all we get for allowing this country to become what it is today. So sit behind your computer, write another nice politically correct message and send it out into cyber space, it won't last long, it will soon be so regulated you will not be able to forward all those posts and chain letters without a special permit. That may be one of the good things that is happening.
Perhaps more people will spend more time actually thinking and realize what is going on and maybe just maybe get off their chairs and stand up and do something. Anything, We have become a society of robots. Doing what someone says is correct and allowing our own judgement to be suppressed into oblivion.
I hope some of you are waking up and turning off the TV, thinking, wondering what it used to be like to be a Proud American, what was it like to be in charge of your lives and children.
If you are you need to start a movement even in just your neighborhood, Join with others and make a group that will work together and start preparing for the real onslaught which is about to take place.
Food will become a major force in the control of the nation, store up enough food to last for a couple of years, make sure you have water without the chemicals which keep you under control. Drill a community well, don't drink the city or county water. Don't obey the orders, simply say NO.
Be prepared to educate your own children, Take control of their lives and yours. Find old books, ones that have not been gutted to fit the new awareness, see what has been taken out of the history books, Read and learn, see what you have allowed to happen in your world while you were so engrossed in making more money, getting a bigger home, fancy car, stylish clothing, your little electronic devices... All the energy you have expended and all of the liberties you have allowed to evaporate during your mission to keep up with the Jone's are simply a waste of your life and time as they will not last, nothing will last that is so blatantly false.
What will last? The only lasting item is FREEDOM. Our ancestors died for it for us. Our Father let his Son die for the freedom for us to practice the religion of our choice and be free from the world of sin and debauchery.
Will you die for your children? Would you die for your spouse? Think about it. I bet you would take the chance of dying if someone broke into your home and was stealing your big Screen TV or other precious item, but you sit there posting and allow your children and spouse slowly die with all the poisons being eaten, medication being doled out for diseases that are man made and mostly fiction, But... after all there is Viagra and Cialis so your fun time is expanded no matter how tired or worn out your body is from all the phony medications and treatments given by those life saving members of the Medical profession... After all Sex, Football and Nascar are so important, especially in the lives of those that are mentally aberated by the new world organizers.
Please start forming your groups, this is your only chance to survive and to allow your children to live a relatively free life. Store your supplies, arm yourself and be ready to fight for our Country.
Find groups that will work together and stand tall against tyranny and deceit. This is our only way to survive and live to build America back to what our ancestors set up for all of us to enjoy.
Build Intentional communities or join one. We have one in Texas, there should be some in every state. We have 500 acres where people can live and work towards a clean life that is healthy and honest. We will be growing everything we eat, raising our own animals and feeding them with food we raise not the poison feed that is sold for animals now.We have all we need and will succeed.
You can do the same and we will all be able to unite and make this country what is should be not what it is sinking to.
I have no doubt that I will never see the fruit of my labor with this community but the people there will continue on and make it work. I have no desire to live in a world governed by the Elite. I have no desire to see the destruction of my Country and it's morals and Constitution. I have no desire to gather riches or to be famous. If I died today I will have missed nothing. I have lived a very full life and a good one. I was never rich and I was never poor but had all I needed and raised my family with the values that were mine not those of a idiot government.
If I disappear from this earth remember my words. Remember the past. Remember when men were men and women were wives and Mothers. Remember when the Flag was honored and prayers did not have to be hidden. Remember when Santa Claus was good and Christmas was fun. Remember Thanksgiving and what it stands for.
Look forward. Examine the motives of the Congress and Senate. What are they there for? What are they doing? Who is profiting? Why are you paying them to give away your wealth, your country and your freedom?
Who will fire the first shot? Who will stand up behind them? Who will retake Washington? Who will abolish all the laws and perks given to our Representatives by them selves for themselves?

Remember what tar and feathers are for.
Remember hanging is for traitors.
Where is the hanging tree on the front lawn of the White house?

Freedom Is not Dead
http://www.freedomisnotdead.org/
Freedom Project
http://www.freedomisnotdead.org/freedom.htm

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Matthew 10:32-39

Our Lord’s first obedience was to the will of his Father, not to the needs of men; the saving of men was the natural outcome of his obedience to the Father. -- Oswald Chambers


"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn "'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law-- a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.' "Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. – Matthew 10:32-39

Monday, October 12, 2009

Isn't It Strange?

Isn't it strange how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping?

Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you're at church, and how short they seem when you're watching a good movie?

Isn't it strange that you can't find a word to say when you're praying but…you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?

Isn't it strange how difficult and boring it is to read one chapter of the Bible but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular novel?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games but they do whatever is possible to sit at the last row in Church?

Isn't it strange how we need to know about an event for Church 2-3 weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust it for other events in the last minute?

Isn't it strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about God to share it with others; but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?

Isn't it strange how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say but…we question the words in the Bible?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants a place in heaven but…they don't want to believe, do, or say anything to get there?

~~Unknown~~

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Poem, A Truth!

When I say... 'I am a Christian'
I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin'.'
I'm whispering 'I was lost,
Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian'
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian'
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say... 'I am a Christian'
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian'
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian'
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian'
I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Unknown

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

He Is Coming! He Is Coming!

O brothers and sisters, give yourself to Him completely! Leave this world with all its vanities and endless distractions and false securities to the wild animals who will someday roam about the ruins of our man-made mansions.



Jesus has eternal joys and blessings to give you now…. graces which will begin in this Time of Grace, and grow exponentially in the Era of Peace.


We are like wheat growing among the weeds, but the kernel of life cannot be choked if we remain rooted in Christ.


We possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable. You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

2 Peter 1:19

Now What Do We Do?





So, what do we do now?


Do we take up the sword and our own perceived morality to exact vengeance on those we believe are to blame for the fall of our kingdom or do we take up our cross and follow Jesus to His?

This is the controversial question before us.


America is collapsing not because we have failed to fight our enemies, but because we have forgotten God, and in doing so, have made Him our enemy. Sure, we vehemently claim Him as our own but live day to day like He’s not there or doesn’t care what we think or say or do – like America is God’s home and we have some divine right to reside here forever.

But, that home has become a vain, vulgar and violent place under the throne of a righteous and holy God whose kingdom is not of this world. And, foreclosure is coming friends, because we’ve been living large on borrowed money, borrowed blessings and borrowed time.


“…Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” – Matthew 4:17b

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Where Art Thou?

The Bible is full of important questions. The first was asked by God Himself when He came down into the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve has sinned. "Adam," He called, "Where art thou?"(Gen. 3:9). God asks this question of you today.

Where do you stand with Him? Are you on God's side or the devil's side? Are you on the way to Heaven or on the way to Hell? Are you living for Christ or are you standing against Him?

Another Bible question is recorded in Genesis 4:9:"Where is Abel thy brother?" God asked this question of Cain.

Now I ask you, Are you interested in your fellow man? Have you witnessed to him of Christ? Have you showed him how to be saved and sure of Heaven?

One of the important questions in the entire Bible is that which was asked of Paul and Silas by the Philippian jailer: "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30).

How would you have answered this distressed Philippian jailer? Most people would have told him that we are saved by a lifetime of good works. RELIGION teaches a lifetime of Rituals and our own good works, while TRUE SALVATION is made available to us on the basis of our faith and belief in the finished work of Christ on Calvary's Cross and to our obedience to His Holy Word.

"Where art thou"?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Who Is The Enemy?

How Pathetic Preaching Damages National Security
By Dave Welch

One of the country's most articulate and credible voices on the threat of radical Islam within our borders stated last week that it is the greatest threat to our nation today beyond any other domestic issues we are addressing. In the strictly national security and geopolitical contexts, this person was right. As she stated, government takeover of health care and other industries are not a concern to those who are dead. I'll have to admit, however, that my spirit rejected the notion that radical Islam is THE greatest threat to America any more than it was when Muhammad's hordes were sweeping on horseback through northern Africa, the Middle East and into western Europe a millennia ago.

Imperialist Islam has been defeated and contained before and certainly can be again.The question is whether there are as many Christians left in America willing to live and die for our faith, families and freedom as there are orthodox Muslims willing to kill and die for theirs.

The pathetic preaching that has created a generation of shallow, self-focused professing followers of Jesus Christ has done far more damage to our national security than any conspiracies of men of any religion or no religion, any race and any creed could do.

Theologian Francis Schaeffer asserted in his powerful book "The Great Evangelical Disaster" that: There is only one perspective we can have of the post-Christian world of our generation: an understanding that our culture and our country deserves to be under the wrath of God. It will not do to say the United States is God's country in some special way.. The last few generations have trampled upon the truth of the Bible and all that those truths have brought forth. The fact is that the blood of nearly 50 million legally (not lawfully) murdered babies has cried out to the throne of heaven. It demands justice, and the merciful God who I believe governs over all the universe could not turn a blind eye to the child sacrifice pandemic in and by the country once hailed as a "shining city on a hill."

Barack Hussein Obama and the reprobate minds governing most of our governing entities were elevated to civil authority by a people who have largely rejected the God of our fathers, the authority of His written word and 2,000 years of history - all in desperate search for a human king who would take care of us. We have sown the wind and are reaping the whirlwind.

Practitioners of orthodox Islam who seek to conquer and subjugate the world can only be a threat if there is not at least a passionate minority in this country who accept the charge to follow in the footsteps of our ancestors of faith and nation by redeeming everything we touch in His name.

How can we credibly demand that terrorists adhere to a worldview that respects the value and sanctity of every life when we ourselves do not?

How can we legitimately insist that politicians respect the boundaries of the U.S. and state constitutions when we have required them to destroy those boundaries to meet our "needs"?

How can we rise up in indignation against sexual perversion and demand a "pro-family" standard for a nation that has undermined God's definition of family, rejected children as a gift from Him, treated marriage as an agreement rather than a covenant, etc.?

The terror plots foiled in Dallas and Springfield, Ill., last week give proof - again - that we have mortal enemies walking among us. Why should they not? We invited them.

Our dumbed-down, "have it your way" church culture has provided no defense for aggressive multiculturalism that places Judaism and Christianity on equal footing with animal worship. We're told by toothy-grinned TV pastors that we just need to "love Jesus," but please don't mention the "S word" (sin) or be faithful to teach the whole counsel of Scripture that convicts, cleanses and restores. After all, it was for our "best life now" that Christ was crucified, not because of our sin . not.

The Equal Access Act requires that if any club is allowed on school campuses, all clubs must be allowed, hence the rising number of Muslim groups, sexual diversity groups, etc., since all beliefs are equal and we cannot make moral judgments.

Islamists who have clear and documented links to terrorism are allowed to immigrate and live here because we prefer to say that our war is just a "war on terror" rather than against Islam.

Tyrants and dictators who rule by terror and who are our mortal enemies are allowed to spew their venom and deception on our own soil because we refuse to stop playing host and sugar daddy to the globalist "Animal Farm" called the United Nations.

Who is the enemy?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Prophecy At The Midnight Hour

White House Yields US Sovereignty to Global Governance
By Bill Wilson

The man who occupies the Oval Office (OOO) committed an unconstitutional and possibly a treasonous act in yielding the sovereignty of the United States of America's free market economy to the rule of the International Monetary Fund at the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh September 25.

This act of international socialism was hailed by the news media as a breakthrough in global economic reorganization and the establishment of a global economic government for the 20 nations that control 90% of the world's economy. An international body will soon control the US economy and the entire world has taken a gigantic step toward the prophetic one world order of the antiChrist.After the G-20 meeting, OOO explained the G-20 agreement,
"our new framework will allow each of us to assess the others' policies, to build consensus on reform, and to ensure that global demand supports growth for all."

He continued, "we will strengthen national capital standards...We will create more powerful tools to hold large global financial firms accountable...And we will tie executive pay to long-term performance."He also said that the G-20 agreed to no longer support the global fossil fuel industry in order to reduce global warming. In straight talk, the US will no longer develop fossil fuels, a global IMF body will manage US banks, and executive pay will be determined by global governance.

This is no less than a Constitutional abortion performed by a man with proven Marxist ties. He has egregiously subverted Constitutional requirements of Senatorial consent by appointing socialists "czars" to run aspects of the government, has violated the 10th Amendment by fomenting the government takeover of the financial and automotive industries, and by attempting to complete a socialist coup against the Constitution by establishing socialized medicine and taxing Americans for the unproven science, yet socialist issue, of global warming.

America is truly at a crossroads where the Constitution has been suspended through political usurpation.The Bible is very clear that the antiChrist will arise and control all the nations. The prophecy clock on the one world order has ticked forward toward the midnight hour. A new day is soon to come where world finances are controlled by a global body of bureaucrats and politicians, paving the way for the one prophesied in Revelation 13:17,
"And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

Americans need to wake up and stand against this ungodly and unconstitutional revolution being forced upon them. And Christians around the world need to open their eyes for the coming deception that they are not caught in the snare of satan.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wings Of Worship

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Matthew 28:9

My holy people; no better place can be found than worshipping at My feet. Such a place has been prepared for each and every one of you. The task at hand, right now, is to enter that place. Enter that place that I have prepared for you to be with Me, for I have come in this season to bring you what is so desperately needed: both for you and for others.

I am looking for those that will make their way to My feet. There you will receive answers and receive grace and receive what will be the answer to your own heart cry. For there is a work I have been doing to cause you to be a radical worshipper. What you have depended on for years is no longer in existence. Yet that very thing has never delivered what you so desperately needed. I am come to more than meet your needs, I am come to prepare you for the time of your life, where I will pour out of you as quickly as I have poured in.

I have given you a message to tell. I have given you the grace to love. I have done what no man can do. Now I am coming to finish this work in you. As a young bird lives up to a moment in time that they must mount up on wings to fly, I am come to help you mount up on wings of worship to Me.

What I am doing is against your own nature and will further reveal Mine.
I love you and care compassionately for you.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The World Is Going To Change


The time of our preparation is going to end, and the world as we know it is going to change. But when it does, and when The Final Confrontation is over, the world will change for the better. For Christ has already won the battle.




When Enough Is Enough

Will the Real American Patriots Please Stand Up? When enough is enough.

In April 1774, after several years of letter writing among themselves through Committees of Correspondence, fifty-five patriots gathered in Philadelphia to seek alternatives, before it came down to the only choice left -- revolution. The Crown-appointed governors were the “recognized” government at the time. However, they clearly represented the interests of the British ruling class and dismissed the concerns of the People of the colonies. This “government” would wring their taxes from the People but would give them no voice in decisions that affected them, hence the complaint of “taxation without representation.”

Finally, when Crown and Parliament had contemptuously rejected all peaceful appeals, remonstrances, and petitions for redress of grievances, patriot Americans took the only course left to them aside from subjugation and slavery. They declared their independence; they seceded from the British Empire. At great risk of prosecution for treason, they rose from their knees to their feet, sacrificing their blood and treasure to give birth t o a new nation and provide Americans with a government “of the People, by the People, and for the People.”


Once more, the time has come for real American patriots to interpose themselves between the People and the regime in Washington that oppresses them (with the help of all too many State and local governments). A few of these new American patriots may come from legislative bodies. But, as it was in 1774, it’s far more likely that the "Neo-Patriots" as they might be called today, will come from the rubble of broken American businesses, towns, and neighborhoods as angry, everyday Americans finally say "Enough is enough!"
The Southern National Congress is a quasi-legislative endeavor involving over 100 such Neo-Patriots from the fourteen Southern states. This group of dedicated and courageous men and women are forging a new path to freedom and restored American liberty for the People of the South. Following in the successful footsteps of the patriots of 1774, the SNC is providing a forum for the voices of the People to be heard in a way clearly foreclosed to us in Washington. When DC stops listening to “We the People,” it’s indeed time for real change, change of historic proportions.
Left unchecked, the regime in Washington will soon complete the very ends that Thomas Jefferson warned about in 1802:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all pr operty until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

How much longer will we the American People sit on our hands watching quietly while our unborn grandchildren are raped of their livelihoods even before they begin their lives?
Where are the George Washingtons, Ben Franklins, Thomas Jeffersons, James Madisons and Thomas Paines of today? Does the South that once produced the country’s best leaders still have a Jefferson Davis, a Judah P. Benjamin, a George Trenholm?

Are there still men and women in our midst, who will, given the right circumstances (or wrong ones, depending upon your point of view) do more than simply complain that "this ain't right"?
Will the real American patriots please stand up?

D. R. Smith of Tennessee
League of the South (LOS)
http://DixieNet.org

Friday, September 25, 2009

93 Down "Let's Roll"

93 Down
A Lesson for Now, Learned Through the Example of 40"Let's Roll"
By Ron LeeUS~Observer

USA - 9/11 evokes many images; passenger planes colliding with glass, steel and concrete, exploding in a brilliant orange-red flash; one at a time, the sky-bound towers collapsing, pulled down by gravity in their weakened states, to meet their doom as heaping piles of smoldering debris; firemen solemnly hoisting a flag above the New York rubble in honor of their fallen brethren and all of America; what was considered the most secure building in our country billowing smoke as military and firefighters fought to rescue those trapped within one of its five sides.
For me, when I think of 9/11 it's not an image I have of that horrific day but a feeling, and it is that of the indelible spirit shown by the 40 passengers and crew on the flight from Newark, NJ, to San Francisco, CA, United 93. These individuals were faced with one of the most frightening situations one could conceive and they chose to respond by fighting for freedom, figh ting for their lives. They knew full and well, through conversations with loved ones on the ground, where they were headed - into some building. They knew that rising up might just be the last thing they ever did, but they knew, too, they had no other choice for hope but through their own efforts; that no one was going to be able to save them. And while flight 93's end as a gaping, smoking hole in the earth near Stonycreek Township, PA, serves as many people's teary-eyed remembrance of that day, to me that crater holds the hope and spirit for America in these times of ours.
Imagine yourself there; feeling secure in your life enjoying (or not) a flight to a far-off destination, perhaps home. Perhaps it's as routine as your everyday life, or maybe it could be one of just a few flights, if any, you have ever taken and you're already nervous about every bump and bit of turbulence you encounter ... Then the unthinkable - movement, flashes of blades, blood, screaming. It could be that you didn't notice, that your seat was far in the rear and you were unaware of the unfolding situation. Maybe you had your headphones on, staring out the window daydreaming of your loved ones, and the rhythms of your tunes drowned-out the commotion. But, maybe you're seated right next to it, staring face-to-face with senseless violence and you're gripped with fear. Whatever your situation, you come to find that your plane has been hijacked; that you will be alright as long as you obey, but if you don't the plane will explode. As you're herded together wi th other passengers and crew you might share stories of what you have seen or heard, or you might just ask questions of those who know more. You might be panicking or not, or angry that you couldn't have stopped it earlier, but, everything you have ever known about this type of situation tells you to stay-the-course, that everything will work-out once you land - something the hijackers are telling you will happen. Soon, however, new information comes to light and you begin to see the bigger picture. The true direction of the plane is toward the complete oblivion of it, you, and perhaps thousands of others.
How analogous it is of these times of ours, now. Today, the passengers are, in fact, the whole of the American public going about their everyday lives as best they can in these uncertain financial times - which are indeed more dire than reported, but I'll leave that for others to comment on. The pilots steering us on a collision-course toward the complete destruction of our founded Republic are, none other than, our elected "representatives." They are the ones speaking of community civic responsibility and push agendas filled with constitutionally repugnant socialistic ideals. The plane that is our home of the brave and free society has been hijacked.
For years, increasing public demand that the government provide for it - anything, everything - has been born out of a feeling of personal entitlement and that anyone and everyone else is to blame or is responsible. The lack of this personal responsibility in our society to be able to care for one's self has left the cockpit door open, and those willing to provide the hoped-for change stepped across the threshold and have suddenly, violently, altered our republic's course.
Now, there are some passengers (Americans) that see this as a needed course correction; that believe with all of their hearts that life will be better wherever we are taken. They are the ones that have cried for more government provision. They are the ones that don't see that, ultimately, you have no one to rely on other than yourself. But soon, even these people, will see the path in a new clarity as even their rights are infringed. If only they were willing to listen to something other than their own tune long ago ...
There is, however, a growing majority that know the direction the plane is traveling is toward more complete control over personal liberties, freedoms and choices - that the best intentions of any socialized system becomes controlled by fascism or turns toward communism - both of which are inherently unsustainable, and are everything our founders fought to prevent. This majority, huddled in masses, yet scattered across the country, share stories, truths, and continually expose the agendas of those leading us toward the impending doom of our nation, as we know it. This majority knows how easily government provision turns to government ownership of its citizenry. They know that providing for all means lavish dinners for leaders while everyone else waits in bread lines. (But hey, no one is starving, right?) They know that when someone disagrees, they are arrested, and when someone speaks and acts out, they disappear. They know this because it is what every other society that has chosen a path toward socialist control has faced. And, they know that they don't want this for their country - that this isn't the destination they have chosen.
So, my questions are: When do we honor the example taught us by the 40 who gave their lives to stop an obvious attempt to destroy so many? When do we make the simple statement, "let's role" and rise up to take back control from those who would steer us toward oblivion? When is enough going to be enough?
The Tea Party has already happened. It's time for action. Personally, I'm ready to roll.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tell Them Of My Great Love

For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 1 Corinthians 16:9

My brilliant ones … I tell you that there is indeed a great and effectual door opened at this time: press through, go through, advance and do not look back.

There are those that will oppose, there are those that are opposing and there will always be those that will set their heart against My desires and My purposes. Prepare yourselves. Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Press into Me and My purposes.

Then follow Me, follow the path that leads to the poor, the broken and the downhearted. These will receive Me and these will become valiant warriors in My army. Like you, they have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Touch their hearts with a practical expression of love and see their lives come alive in Me.

Preach My Heart to them. Tell them of My great love. Tell them of My great purpose in drawing them close to Me. Tell them that they will become My brilliant ones as they allow Me to touch their heart and set their heart aflame with love for Me. Tell them not to give up. Tell them to keep on dreaming. Tell them I am quieter than the rain and most of all tell them that I know all their pain.

To these I will answer their heart cry with an abundance of rain, the like has never been seen before. The swords will soon begin to wrangle. Those that hate Me and despise the cross of Christ will also hate you and despise the work you do in My Name. They are clueless. Behind them are the real adversaries, those that would derail everything good and everything right. I send you as sheep among the wolves. Be ready to engage these adversaries and route them from your jurisdiction. I have given you the weapons and I will show you how to use them.

Keep following My Heart and I will lead you step by step to overcome. Overcome or be overcome. That is the state of things and you may as well train hard, for there will be many battles to fight. Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Be and become an accurate expression of Christ in the earth.