Saturday, February 28, 2009

To Live By One's Faith

“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you” (Habakkuk 1:5). The Lord told Habakkuk, “I’m going to raise up a rod of correction to bring judgment on the land. And it will all be my doing. If I told you how swiftly it will come and how terrible it will be, you would not believe it.”

Right now, many in God’s house are placing their hope in government bailouts — trillions intended to save the economy, rescue the financial system, provide millions of jobs. They're hoping the brightest leaders in our land will solve our problems and get us back to prosperity. Oh, how arrogant to think money can correct man’s ways! How proud to believe our currency can withstand God’s righteous ways.

Yet, what does this mean, to live by one’s faith? God’s Word shows us it means more than simply believing. To live by one’s faith is to see God’s hand and his holiness in all calamities and shaking: “The Lord is known by the judgment which he executes” (Psalm 9:16).
“When thy hand is lifted up, (the wicked) will not see” (Isaiah 26:11). The world doesn't see God lifting his hand to bring chastening. But those who live by faith readily acknowledge, “What we are seeing is God’s hand at work. This is his holiness being established. He is keeping his Word.”

What It Means to Live By One's Faith World Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Church

And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 2 Kings 5:10

My holy people, there is much speculation about what I am doing at this time. Do not fear. Fear is your enemy. Fear causes you to lose hope and turn your face away from Me.
Now is not a time to fear, but a time to seek Me with all of your heart. I tell you plainly that this is not the end of the age, but is a purging of sin from the Church.
How many churches do you believe in? Some would say all I can do is so and so in “my” church. But I say that the Church is Mine and there are many other churches, but the only church that really matters is My Church.
I have said in scripture that the gates of hell shall not prevail against My Church. What about your church? Can you say the same thing? My covenant is with those who are part of My Church; not those that are parts of organizations that set themselves up as My Church. My Church has exclusive membership governed by Me.
Those that are part of My Church were born again to gain entrance: are kept by My Blood and led by My Spirit.
My Church cannot be seen, but it touches the earth worldwide.
My Church cannot be contained, but it meets in close proximity to all that seek refuge.
My Church cannot be stopped, but it pays attention to the smallest child and the neediest pilgrim.
My Church will one day become My Bride, and so I celebrate My time of affection even now.

Will you remember My Body? Then become part of My Church. Do you meet together as My Church, or as another? This may seem a small thing to some, but it has My full attention. After all, do you respond to the moving of My Heart, or to the moving of some leader’s heart?
This should be the time of celebration, of our romance, of our anticipated marriage and eternal splendor, but instead many have instituted programs, ministries, and activities that keep people busy, rather than pointing people to Me and our fellowship sweet.
I am in a process of purging sin from the Church. Particularly in America, but in all parts of the world where My love has drifted far away from Me.
You see, you are My bride-to-be and this is out time of romance, our time of courtship, our time of love expressed, however most have little love, only duty in their hearts.
Most will bow before Me as master on Sunday but the rest of their life is lived with little thought of Me.
How much do you value the sacrifice I gave for you?
How much really?
Do you believe it was enough?
Do you believe My sacrifice was enough for you?
Do you believe your sins are forgiven?
Do you believe our fellowship is restored?
Do you believe I have given you new life?
Then why do you live the way you do?
Most cower and faint because of past failures and losses. These hover over lives like symbols, icons of power that cause much attention and much effort and much of your life energy to be spent uselessly.
Was My sacrifice for sin not enough for you? Most do not believe they are worthy to speak face to face with Me. Because of false humility and this focus on self-sin, the full worth of My sacrifice is lost somewhere. Because you do not speak with Me face to face, you lack the direction and the purpose that I desire to impart to you. Was My sacrifice for restored fellowship not enough for you?
Most do not believe that new life truly exists, both in Me and in them. Still because of false humility and the focus on self-sin, the full worth of My sacrifice is lost. Because you do not operate in new life with Me, you lack the power to do what I have asked of you. Was My sacrifice for resurrection life not enough for you? I want you to walk; forgiven, in fellowship with Me and in resurrection power in Me. But most of My holy people walk in some form of doubt and idolatry: bowing before another, doubting the authenticity and power of My Word.
Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? Certainly nobody in their own power, but those who are made pure by My sacrifice.
Come up the hill, come see Me, come visit Me, come in repentance before Me and you will find a new resurrection life awaiting each of you.
Join Me in My Kingdom, in My Church, in My love and power. There, we will run together. So few believe this is true: so few in fact that I must do something to get people’s attention. It is not My first choice to bring hardship and suffering. However that appears to be what it is going to take to get My holy people focused on serving Me instead of bowing down to a religious system. Some are certainly focused on serving Me and for these, you will find this time to be a time of plenty, plenty to do and plenty to serve in My Kingdom.
But for those that have spurned My love, this will be a time of hardship and of suffering.
I am looking for My Church to come together, for people to repent, turn from their own ways and turn their hearts fully to Me. Then I will answer your prayers and then I will turn things around.
Many will blame the government, but the full blame for what is about to happen falls at the door of the many churches that simply do not serve Me, but serve another.
Spiritual harlotry is about to be exposed for what it truly is. I am jealous for your love and I am about to demonstrate it fully.
I will not have an impure bride, one who has eyes for another. I will only have those that have their eyes on Me as their love. For these that have eyes only for Me, I plan to dance and sing and celebrate our romance together.
Look to the spring time, to the housing market in America. If My holy people do not repent from their idolatry soon, the housing market will not improve and this will be a sign for you to know that I am not impressed by your moves of false humility and continued rebellion, instead prepare for a time that will feel like the end of the ages, but is not.
However if My holy people do repent from their idolatry, then the housing market will improve and the economic situation will get better. This too will be a sign.
My Heart is for My holy people to truly love Me above all others. If the hearts turn, then look for seven years of plenty to ensue.
During this time, store up, for there will be a famine in America after this that will be like no other. Store up and be ready to see a mighty harvest of souls brought in.
My people, who are called by My Name, humble yourselves before Me and turn your hearts fully to Me alone.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Nothing Is Hidden

Isaiah 48
1 "Hear this, O house of Jacob, Who are called by the name of Israel, And have come forth from the wellsprings of Judah; Who swear by the name of the LORD, And make mention of the God of Israel, But not in truth or in righteousness;
2 For they call themselves after the holy city, And lean on the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is His name:
3 "I have declared the former things from the beginning; They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.
4 Because I knew that you were obstinate, And your neck was an iron sinew, And your brow bronze,
5 Even from the beginning I have declared it to you; Before it came to pass I proclaimed it to you, Lest you should say, 'My idol has done them, And my carved image and my molded image Have commanded them.'
6 "You have heard; See all this. And will you not declare it? I have made you hear new things from this time, Even hidden things, and you did not know them.
7 They are created now and not from the beginning; And before this day you have not heard them, Lest you should say, 'Of course I knew them.'
8 Surely you did not hear, Surely you did not know; Surely from long ago your ear was not opened. For I knew that you would deal very treacherously, And were called a transgressor from the womb.
9 "For My name's sake I will defer My anger, And for My praise I will restrain it from you, So that I do not cut you off.
10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
11 For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it; For how should My name be profaned? And I will not give My glory to another.
12 "Listen to Me, O Jacob, And Israel, My called: I am He, I am the First, I am also the Last.
13 Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, And My right hand has stretched out the heavens; When I call to them, They stand up together.
14 "All of you, assemble yourselves, and hear! Who among them has declared these things? The LORD loves him; He shall do His pleasure on Babylon, And His arm shall be against the Chaldeans.
15 I, even I, have spoken; Yes, I have called him, I have brought him, and his way will prosper. 16 "Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; From the time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord GOD and His Spirit Have sent Me."
17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.
18 Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
19 Your descendants also would have been like the sand, And the offspring of your body like the grains of sand; His name would not have been cut off Nor destroyed from before Me."
20 Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! With a voice of singing, Declare, proclaim this, Utter it to the end of the earth; Say, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!"
21 And they did not thirst When He led them through the deserts; He caused the waters to flow from the rock for them; He also split the rock, and the waters gushed out.
22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

Friday, February 20, 2009

Wait, I Say, On The Lord

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light: When we walk in His light, we do not stumble. Enemies are not able to hide in the dark and catch us by surprise. He vanquishes the darkness.

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me" Micah 7:8, 1 John 1:5-7.

The Lord is my salvation: God delivers His children from physical and spiritual danger, including deliverance from the penalty of sin.

"Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake" Psalm 79:9.

The Lord is the strength of my life: God is our defense, a place of refuge.

"The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower" Psalm 18:2.

Even in the face of seemingly overwhelming opposition, we have no need to fear. Our focus should be on the source of deliverance, rather than on the problem.

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD" Psalm 27:14.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

One Word...JESUS

Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Rom 10:13)

With this one Word, you invoke not just a person, but your salvation.

With this one Word prayed with the heart of the thief and the humility of the tax collector, you draw Mercy into your very soul.

With this one Word, you enter into the presence of Him who has loved you to the end, and who knew from all eternity the day, the hour, the minute, and the second that you would call upon His name… and He would answer:

I AM… I AM is here.

To pray "Jesus" is to invoke him and to call him within us. His name is the only one that contains the presence it signifies. Jesus is the Risen One, and whoever invokes the name of Jesus is welcoming the Son of God who loved him and who gave himself up for him.

But if you say that you are too unworthy to invoke so grand a name upon your sinful lips, then I do not say I have any other words for you. For this Word, this Name, contains all you’ll ever need.

Rather, you should humble yourself before so great a God who has revealed to you in this late hour the one word which is the Key to opening the treasuries of Mercy and forgiveness.

Otherwise, you will remain with all those souls who are eternally separated from God because they refused to utter one word which could have saved them.

God Himself is listening… listening, and waiting.

There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8)

One word...Jesus.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Battle Is Not Yours

Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s…. You will not need to fight in this battle.
2 Chronicles 20:15, 17

In 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat suddenly learned a great army was coming against him. In alarm, he gathered the people before the temple and led them in earnest prayer: “O our God…” he said, “we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”

Just then a prophet declared a message from the Lord: “Do not be afraid nor dismayed… for the battle is not yours, but God’s… Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you.”

The next day, King Jehoshaphat put the choir at the head of his army, and the nation went to war armed with hymns of praise. The enemy, falling into chaos, slaughtered itself, leaving the spoils and plunder to the people of Judah.

Sometimes our best strategy in facing a trial or temptation is to pray: “Lord, I don’t know what to do, but my eyes are on You.” Our Advocate has a way of fighting on our behalf as we position ourselves and sing songs of praise.

Anticipate your battles, fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have the victory.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Founding Father's Quote Of The Week

“The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury.” - George Washington

Saturday, February 14, 2009

For His Glory

And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee. Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face. Then the Spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house. But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house. But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

I find that America is a most interesting place in this season. As was the excitement of hope when Ronald Reagan was sent to safe America, it is an excitement for those who know the dire state of events which are coming for this nation's sins and for the terror attacks stated against her. It is the time of our trouble, Jacob's Trouble, a time born in our loins of epic days when Assyrians skinned our forefathers alive and exiled us into captivity. A time of genocide on our peoples from the Ohio frontier to the waters of the Mississippi.
It is not an ecclesiastical time, so hear and understand that. For the ecclesiastics are those who will be blunted in this time of their dullness.
This is the time of the Evangelist, the Proverb, the Christ child born anew in Him. How blessed it is to partake of the cup of the survivor and the exiled. While our sinful natures lay rotting in the streets, dying from eating their own excrement, the chosen few survived.
The names long forgotten in lore and yet reborn in George Rogers Clarke, Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, George Armstrong Custer, Libby Custer, these are our people for the generation which is, which will see and behold all the wonders and terrors the Prophets were astonished over and wondered about.
What a blessing it is to be the chosen few. The chosen in some may die, some may fall, but some will live. Martyrs for the liberty we are responsible for and victors in Christ in the solemn assembly of those who will hear the trumpet call, the shining of that Christ dawn flashing from east to west, a day of discovery after our nighttime of Tribulation.
I look forward to the mixing of it up. The time to shed the falseness of civilized brutality and enjoin the savage, barbarian and brute upon their own terms and to vanquish them covered in the Shield of our Christ, the Sword of the Presence of our Father and the Consuming Flame of Their Holy Ghost.
How refreshing to be laws unto our selves in God's perfect Law and not enslaved by laws of Congresses who protect the criminal and punish the righteous. To stand there whetted in the night, awaiting the uncertainty, but being certain in our genuine freedom that this is our land and we will live and die as hardsells upon that land no matter the outcome, for this is our American land.
Selah, my family, think of our great peoples reborn again, Richard the Lionhearted, George Washington, arisen in spirit in these times as certain as Elijah in spirit made the crooked ways straight preparing the Way of the Lord. The battle not being ours as we stand in array in the future days, but the battle being the fire of Angels carrying out God's divine plans for His American people once again.
From the shores of the Jordan to our Mississippi coast and Alaskan frontier, this is our time as a peculiar people. How wonderful and blessed to be a race of Americans born to this season and seasoned for these hours, when others crawl into caves to be hidden, we shall stand on our frontiers and expand into that Christ appointed time. "Fear not, for I Am with thee", is the clarion call and while the shaken have the rains of tears of fear, our countenance will shine with the flash of lightning glinting in our eyes from the thunder in our hearts in echoes of the Word of God kept there.
To join our fathers and mothers of long ago in our epic saga from Adam's time to our completion in the last Adam now, we are that chosen people, that brave Spiritual race, that peculiar people who has stood in the mysts and shadows from Agincourt to New Orleans to the Bulge to Falujah, whispering in our dry mouths, "Come, come on, come on you bastards, come to the Angel's flame as we play taps in the rhythm of our fire".
What a delight to awaken, to finally be allowed to be Americans as the sheep follow a shepherd into the abyss and we the people forming our more perfect union, follow the better angels of our nature in their ministry and thee Shepherd, Who built this united people for His purpose, to our stand, upon our ground, living and dying, for His glory.
Come Lord Jesus. Come. In His Name. Amen
by Lame Cherry

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Little Gun History Lesson

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 195 2, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million ' educated ' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent
Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!

It will never happen here? I bet the Aussies said that too! While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns.. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late! The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind him of this history lesson.

With Guns...........We Are 'Citizens'. Without Them........We Are 'Subjects'.

During W.W.II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED ! Note: Admiral Yamamoto who crafted the attack on Pearl Harbor had attended Harvard U 1919-1921 & was Naval Attach to the U. S. 1925-28. Most of our Navy was destroyed at Pearl Harbor & our Army had been deprived of funding & was ill prepared to defend the country. It was reported that when asked why Japan did not follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with an invasion of the U. S. Mainland, his reply was that he had lived in the U. S. & knew that almost all households had guns.

If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all your friends! The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Guillotines Make Sense Now!

The DEADLY THREAT to Christianity in America
by Pamela Schuffert
February 9, 2009

Some things are already a foregone conclusion regarding what we can expect from certain people groups under the upcoming NEW WORLD ORDER world globalist/communist agenda for America. A tragic yet major truth is that THE JEWS AS A RELIGIOUS GROUP SEEK TO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE in the rounding up and actual terminating of Christians under martial law. PROOF: THE NOAHIDE LAWS. Their completely JEWISH NOAHIDE LAWS have this part of the foreseeable future of what to expect in this nation under coming WORLD GLOBALISM/NWO. The NOAHIDE LAWS require TOOLS OF BEHEADING to enforce their dictates.

Millions of MODERN GUILLOTINES, now documented and confirmed to be present throughout America, are the perfect tools to fulfill their agenda. Standing as deadly and powerful mute evidence are these millions of MODERN MILITARY GUILLOTINES stored in numerous military bases, evidenced by military men coming out to BLOW THE WHISTLE on their secret training in top secret facilities like the partially underground building in Fort Lewis, WA.

The only purpose of these modern death-by-decapitation weapons is to terminate NWO resisters (in this case, the CHRISTIANS who refuse to renounce JESUS CHRIST AS DIVINE AND MESSIAH) as dictated by their Jewish NOAHIDE LAWS. The NOAHIDE LAWS have been written up by the fanatical militant Orthodox Jewish organization LUBAVITCH CHABAD of Brooklyn, NY. Lubavitch pushed these NOAHIDE LAWS into being signed into legislation under NWO Bush, Sr.

Under these NOAHIDE LAWS directed at non-Jews, Gentiles/Christians can be ordered EXECUTED for breaking THREE of their SEVEN LAWS. The two pertaining directly to CHRISTIAN FREEDOM OF WORSHIP are:-"BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD" "IDOLATRY"Both, of course by THEIR JEWISH DEFINITION. According to traditional Jewish/Pharisaical teachings and doctrines, Jesus Christ was guilty of BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD when He declared after being arrested and brought before their rabbinical court, that HE WAS the SON OF GOD. They responded with, "You have HEARD HIS BLASPHEMY...what do you say???"And the response was, "HE IS GUILTY OF DEATH!" And we know that Jesus was then led away to be crucified. Furthermore, their definition of "IDOLATRY" is for Christians to declare that Jesus Christ is GOD IN THE FLESH, or IMMANUEL, "GOD WITH US." To worship Jesus Christ as Divine, and to declare HE IS THE SON OF GOD, are both considered by modern day Jews to be CRIMES WORTHY OF EXECUTION, according to the dictates of THE NOAHIDE LAWS.

Many researchers of the upcoming NWO agenda for America believe that is a definite reason behind the deliberate placement of many dual-citizenship Jews into high positions of power, including in the White House, the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community and in HOMELAND SECURITY. Such Jews include Michael Chertoff, Orthodox Jew. For those Jews in various positions of control and power in agencies such as HOMELAND SECURITY, with the power to imprison and ultimately terminate those who end up in their HS detention camps nationwide, the question must be asked: HOW DO YOU RELATE TO THE NOAHIDE LAWS and the many modern guillotines now in place across this nation to execute offenders of these decidedly JEWISH RELIGION-based laws, directed primarily against THE CHRISTIANS??? It is far PAST time for the Christians of America to wake up to the PLANNED PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH, and to begin to decide how to effectively counter this deadly antichrist NWO agenda aimed against not only their freedoms, but their VERY LIVES. Research, coupled with PRAYER, is a major key to understanding and THEN doing something practical and effeective against this deadly and very real threat to our freedoms and our lives.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

3 Woe's

Scatter money in a crowd, how they scramble for it; offer bread to the starving, how greedily they seize it; throw a rope to the drowning, how he eagerly grasps it! With like eagerness and earnestness may the Spirit of God help you to lay hold on Christ. -- Thomas Guthrie

Does this not sound like today?

Then the LORD replied: Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright, but the righteous will live by his faith, indeed, wine betrays him; he is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples.

Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion! How long must this go on?' Will not your debtors suddenly arise? Will they not wake up and make you tremble? Then you will become their victim. Because you have plundered many nations, the peoples who are left will plunder you. For you have shed man's blood; you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.

Woe to him who builds his realm by unjust gain to set his nest on high, to escape the clutches of ruin! You have plotted the ruin of many peoples, shaming your own house and forfeiting your life. The stones of the wall will cry out, and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.

Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by crime! Has not the LORD Almighty determined that the people's labor is only fuel for the fire, that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing? For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors, pouring it from the wineskin till they are drunk, so that he can gaze on their naked bodies. You will be filled with shame instead of glory. Now it is your turn! Drink and be exposed! The cup from the Lord's right hand is coming around to you, and disgrace will cover your glory.
Habakkuk 1:2-16

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Prepare Your Heart For An Adventure With Me

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts16:31

My holy people; follow Me to the adventure of a lifetime. Follow Me on an adventure unlike anything you have ever experienced or even dreamt of. Follow Me and I will cause you to lead entire households to Me.

I am preparing to do a work that is far greater than anything you could imagine. Even in the midst of great turmoil and suffering, I will cause great hope to spring to life in the heart of people. Not a hope in the world or its failing systems, but a hope that is founded on life in Me.

You are My ambassadors, sharing the greatest story of all time: the story of a King who became a servant. Giving the most precious thing He had. You are an ambassador of My Kingdom, sent with a simple message to tell: Jesus Christ IS the only source of true hope.

Seek Me with all your heart. This time of transition is nearing completion. Very soon you will find doors springing open all around you: doors of opportunity to share the greatest message of all time. Tell them I love them. Tell them I sent you to share this message of love to them. Tell them I will never leave them nor forsake them. Tell them I will be with them … no matter what comes their way.

Tell them I am more interested in fellowshipping with them than they know. Tell them that I do forgive them and that I will always be there for them; bringing them and their families out of despair into the greatest hope there is.

My holy people; look up for your season of great fruitfulness draws near. Prepare your heart for an adventure with Me.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Who's In Charge?

The Most High rules in the kingdom of men.
Daniel 4:17

The Colonies won the Revolutionary War, they were united by the Articles of Confederation, which, by 1787, had become inadequate. The colonies were on the verge of becoming thirteen small nations, and a Constitutional Convention convened to form a “more perfect union.” From the beginning, however, the writing of this new constitution was so divisive that one delegate, Oliver Ellsworth, warned, “We grow more and more skeptical as we proceed. If we do not decide soon, we shall be unable to come to any decision.”

It was the venerable Ben Franklin who struggled to his feet to ask: “In this situation of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illumine our understanding?”

Franklin was right. It isn’t our government but our God who rules in the affairs of men. Let’s pray for our leaders; for without God’s illumination, none of them has answers to times like these.

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
George Washington

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Dark Nation In Dark Times

By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.
February 7,

It is a time of retribution - a time as dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades. The United States has slipped into the end of its days afflicted with festering pustules of iniquity and in the grip of arrogant Godless men who serve dark demonic spirits; the nation hurtles toward its final and inevitable end.
I don’t know about others, but I have quickly tired of the ubiquitous presence of Barack Obama. Though I had no more regard for George W. Bush than I do for Mr. Obama I do have to admit that Mr. Bush’s disinclination to television omnipresence was indeed a virtue. In three short weeks Obama, by contrast, has become a proverbial pain in the lower physical region - a flaming narcissist his every move, his every word, and his phony whimsical man of the people facade has quickly worn thin. Though he is in love with himself and fancies himself as another Abraham Lincoln, he is in reality just an inexperienced untried and untested wet behind the ears ordinary man with no exceptional gifts other than being a very good socialist snake oil salesman.
The obsequious loons of the national media, who are largely responsible for Mr. Obama’s election, have convinced this brash and bold neophyte that he is a god worthy of worship and destined for greatness. Colloquial television appearances and glib utterances do not a statesman make. Barack Obama is destined all right, but he is not destined to greatness.
We can expect wild excesses of socialism under President Obama and his comrades of the effete Democrat Party. Bolstered by the ignorant minions who view him as a savior Barack Hussein Obama has been given Carte Blanch to transition the nation from a capitalist republic to a totalitarian socialist state.
I have previously written that the Republicans, by their own hand, have been rendered impotent and ineffectual. They have become increasingly irrelevant in regard to setting a moral and honorable course for the nation. Falsely believing that they are dealing with estimable people of an opposite party they have failed to plumb the depths of the nastiness of the socialist heart.
Despite the fact that Republicans have been able to observe the works and mark the words of the likes of Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Al Gore, Barney Frank, Joe Biden and those of George Cloony, Susan Sarandon, Leonardo Di Caprio, Michael Moore, and the other socialist lunatics of the entertainment industry and the congress they just never learn. They seem to be incapable of discerning the dark spirit of the socialist mind. If the actions of the aforementioned and of such groups as PETA, The Green Groups, and other socialist radical collectives have not educated them to the meanness, blackness and nastiness of the socialist psyche then there is no hope for them.
It is clear that George W. Bush pushed the nation far down the road toward destruction and it is equally clear that President Obama will most assuredly finish it off. His actions out of the gate portend bad times for the nation. He quickly established that his campaign promises were as piecrusts, made to be broken. This was not a surprise as collectively politicians are inveterate liars, but aside from his lies this one has a darkly foreboding potential. He appears to be the select of the dark world and the devil, who sets the course of the nations, has seemingly cloaked him with an invincibility that delivers him from accountability for his words and actions and protection from those who oppose him.
One of the new president’s first acts was to sign an order removing the restriction prohibiting the use of American taxpayer monies to fund international contraception and abortion. During his campaign Obama promised that he would work to reduce abortions, those who believed him should be ashamed of their own stupidity and gullibility, they are now on the hook for millions to export abortion to foreign nations.
For those who write to me to take issue with my characterization of Obama as a killer of babies, I will amend that characterization and say that he helps to enable the killing of babies through proxies. Mr. Obama was one of a handful in congress to advocate for the premeditated murder of fully developed babies by partial birth abortion, a euphemism for murder that apparently sooths the conscience of those who endorse infanticide. And now he finances the slaying of babies’ world wide and forces U.S. taxpayers, including those who execrate and despise this vile and evil practice, to fund such killings.REQUITAL FOR AN INIQUITOUS NATION:

“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.”Isaiah 1:4-6

I have previously written that much of Old Testament prophecy is not specific to the time that it was written, but is oft times a divinely given revelation of the events of the final days. The foregoing written word of Isaiah most certainly is applicable to the United States and identifies our nation today in precise detail.
That the nation is filthy in sin cannot be denied we are mired in evil, immorality, injustice, unfairness and wickedness. That we revel in the perversions and immoral practices that are promoted, endorsed and protected by our government and our courts also cannot be contradicted. That such is not recognized and condemned by our spiritual leaders, but rather is excused, justified, condoned and supported by the same speaks to an end time apostate church.
We have spread the seeds of evil unto other nations and have exported corrosive values and practices. Our entertainment industry had propagated a soul-searing and perverse influence through films, music and electronic games. All of which advance and encourage promiscuous sex, drug use, gratuitous violence, unnatural acts, and occultist practices. Surely we are an international propagator of sin
We have corrupted our children and allowed them to be inculcated in our schools and institutions with socialist doctrine, ignorant political correctness and existential teachings. The fundamental educational curriculums - the basics - have been replaced by political and social indoctrination. Our kids may not be smart, but they sure do feel good about themselves.
We deny the sovereignty of the Eternal, blaspheme His name, mock His word, reject His justice and dishonor His Son, and then have the audacity to invoke His blessing upon our filthy fallen nation. He is LORD and will not be mocked we ought to tremble in fear in the face of His power and might and drop to our knees in shame and repentance.
The whole head (our leadership) is sick. From the sole of the foot (our people) even unto the foot there is no soundness (goodness). The whole of the nation is putrid and a stench in the nostrils of the Creator.
Our political leaders are corrupt; a lack of spiritual integrity has rendered them faint of heart and dull of mind. They blunder about aimlessly and lead the nation onto purposeless paths and dead end endeavors.

To serve in congress is now a sure route to riches. All one has to do upon being elected is to sell his, or her, integrity and plunge into a giddy world of you feather my nest and I’ll feather yours mentality. It is Washington politics and it is rotten. A favor here and a favor there is worth a mansion here a vacation home there not to mention expensive gifts, vacations and bank endowments. Add to that a not too shabby salary, expense paid junkets, free country club type perks, free medical care, magnificent retirement packages and all the quid pro quo political contributions needed to assure one of lifetime tenure. If one can live with his, or her, conscience one has a pretty nice setup. And from my perspective there seems to be no conscience stricken opposition to the cushy setup for these so-called servants of the people.
President Obama has certainly lived up to my expectations. Campaign promises were quickly cast aside and forgotten. During the campaign he gave his word that he would appoint no lobbyists to his administration. It was one of those piecrust promises and quickly forgotten as he appointed three lobbyists and as many tax cheats. If George Bush had done such the roof would have fallen upon him, there would have been months of investigations and severe censorship in the media. Remember now that Mr. Obama has been endowed with invincibility. When he blunders, and everything he has done to date has been a blunder, his media guardians will immediately close ranks with him and bear him up on golden pillows. This man appears to be untouchable, and it is not Lincoln who whispers into his ear.
I have previously opined that everything President Barack Obama turns his hand to will come to naught. His every endeavor will fail and his every action will move the country inexorably to a final climactic devastation. As I write he pushes a deeply spiritually obtuse congress to pass a nearly one trillion dollars so-called economic stimulus bill. If the bill passes, and it most surely will as he has the socialist votes in congress to assure its passage, he will have set in motion an irreversible series of events that will bring the nation to it knees. Our fate will have been sealed.

The nation is already deeply in hock and has used its taxpayer citizens as collateral for huge international loans. We are living a hand to mouth existence and have reached the limits of our borrowing abilities. We will be forced to crank up the printing machines and runaway inflation will ensue. For each little spurt of optimism there will follow a number of reverses. The economy will collapse and the social upheaval that follows will set into motion a series of prophetic events that will finish off the nation.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Collectively this nation, the United States of America, is spiritually dead and condemned. But, you - dear reader - do not have to share that fate. Be not anxious, GOD has provide a way out and that way is the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Believe and be delivered.
Jim R. Schwiesow -- A Dark Nation in Dark Times

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Awake, You Who Sleep

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Therefore do not be partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
Therefore He says:
Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light. See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:6-17

Watching Our Ruler's Destroy Our World

In an eloquent and simple man's term...

In 1939, in his poem "In Memory of W. B. Yeats," W. H. Auden wrote:

In the nightmare of the dark
All the dogs of Europe bark,
And the living nations wait,
Each sequestered in its hate;
Intellectual disgrace
Stares from every human face
And the seas of pity lie
Locked and frozen in each eye.

Open Letter Of Apology To The World

Please bear with me, this is long overdue and there's lots of ground to cover. I want to make sure that I get it all out. Not just for me, but because I think you need to hear it. Maybe there are other Christians out there as well that need to make apologies and will find courage here. I appreciate your time, I know it's valuable.

Dear Members of the World, I'm just a guy, nobody really. Son of a preacher and missionary. Years and years of Vacation Bible Schools, summer camps, youth ski trips, puppet shows, revivals, choir trips - you name it. Even went to a Christian college and got a degree in religion. I ended up in the business world, but I spent two decades tithing, sitting on committees, teaching Sunday School, going to seminars and conferences, etc. I even met my wife in the single's class at church. I'm not a bad guy, I've been mostly behaving myself and everybody seems to like me. I do some good stuff here and there. But lately I've been trying to understand Jesus more and stuff I never noticed before has really started to bug me. I've been taking a look around and I'm having a hard time making sense of what it is we've built here. So, it just seemed like, whether anybody else says it or not, I need to take responsibility for the part I played and say what I have to say.

Here we go ...

I know you think that Christians are a big bunch of hypocrites. We say we're more "religious" and we're going to heaven and you're not, and then we drive our big shiny cars with little fishies on the trunk and cut you off in traffic as we race by the homeless guy on the corner. We average just 2% of our money to church and charity, despite that we say the Bible is the word of God and it says we're supposed to give everything. On average, we buy just as many big screen TVs and bassboats and fur coats and makeup and baseball cards and online porn as anybody else. Maybe more.

You've seen leader after leader end up in jail or court or a sex scandal of one sort or another. Well ... you're right. We're guilty of all of it. We've done it all. And, I'm really sorry. You see our cheesy TV shows and slick guys begging for money and you get that there's something seriously sneaky and wrong here. A high-pressure call for money so they can stay on the air? Were we supposed to use Jesus as just another form of entertainment? Who do we think we're kidding? Where's Jesus in all this? Aren't we supposed to rely on him? Isn't He going to meet our needs if we're inside His will? What happened to sacrifice and suffering and helping the poor? I'm just sick about this. I mean, the church leaders, they're not all bad guys, there are lots and lots of really hard-working well-meaning folks who love and care and are meeting real needs in the community. Some of them understand and love Jesus - but I'm just real sure those pastors don't drive Bentley's, have multi-million dollar homes and their own learjets! I mean, what "god" are we worshipping? Money? Ego? Power?

You see our massive shiny new buildings all over the place. Heck, maybe we even kicked you out of your house so we could expand our parkinglots. You can't figure out why we need four different Christian churches on four corners of the same intersection. We've got playgrounds and bowling alleys and basketball leagues. We've got Starbucks coffee in the sanctuary. We've got orchestras and giant chandeliers and fountains outfront. We've got bookstores full of "jesus junk" with every imaginable style and flavor of religious knick-knack. But where's Jesus? Is this what HE wanted? Oh, sure, there are good folks all over and not every church is such a mess, but Christians are the ones that say we're supposed to be "OneBody." So even the good ones are guilty of not putting a stop to it sooner.

We were supposed to keep each other in line and not tolerate factions and dissensions and greed and idolatry and all this other bad stuff. Man, we really blew it! We've got 33,000 denominations and most of them won't talk to the other ones. We lose over $5 million a day to fraud from "trusted" people inside the church! We spend 95% of all our money on our own comforts and programs and happy family fun time shows and we let 250 MILLION Christians in other countries live on the very edge of starvation. Not to mention the billion or so that have never even once heard of Jesus - or the homeless guy downtown we almost ran over when we cut you off. We're as guilty as we can be. All of us. Nobody is exempt. We should have put a stop to it a lot sooner. But I can't apologize on behalf of anyone else. This is about me.

I know that you might have gone to church as a kid and stopped going as soon as you could. I know that you might even have been abused by somebody in the church! Maybe we got you all fired up and then just let you drift off like we didn't really care. Maybe you just don't fit our "profile." You might have piercings and purple hair or tattoos or been in jail -- and somewhere inside you just know that even if you wanted to go to church one Sunday, it would not go well. I'm sorry for that. Jesus loves you. He always hung out with the most unexpected people. He had the biggest heart for the folks everybody else tried to ignore. What have we done? We've told you to put on a sweater and some loafers or you can't go to heaven. I just want to throw up.

Look, I know you're mad. And you have a right to be. We've done you wrong for a LONG time now. There's some things about Jesus that people need to hear, but we've buried a beautiful masterpiece under hundreds of layers of soft pink latex paint. If you have a Bible handy, look up Matthew 23. (If you don't, you can look it up here .) Find it? Read it carefully, the Pharisees were the "religious" people of the day, the leaders of the faith. In this chapter Jesus SEVEN times says how pitiful and wretched and cursed they are for what they're doing to the people they're supposed to be leading. He even calls them "white washed tombs of dead mens bones" and a "brood of vipers"! I don't have time here, but read it and see if we're not doing EVERY single one of those things. Jesus can't possibly be happy about what we've done to you.

Sure, we like to kid ourselves and pretend everything is OK - but it's not. We're hated. Now, please understand, Jesus was hated, too. But that was because he said hard things and sometimes people don't like hearing the Truth. And he promised we would be hated if we were like him. But that's not why we're hated at the moment. We're hated right now because we're a giant pack of lying hypocrites that say one thing and do something else altogether. If we were hated because we were like Jesus, that would be one thing, but that's not it at all. You see right through our happy music and fluffy services and you can tell there's something desperately wrong here. We're no different than anybody else - except that we say we're better than you. It was never supposed to be like this.

Jesus asked us to care for the widows and orphans, to feed the hungry, care for the sick, visit those in prison, reach the lost. He wanted us to love our enemies and pray for them. He cared about human justice and suffering, the lost and lonely. But I don't think He would have marched on a picket line - He had His mind on much bigger problems. He wanted us to focus on the eternal things, not the everyday. He never once said to go into all the world and build big buildings and divide up into factions and buy Bentleys. Just the opposite! I get that you're mad at us and I think you have a right to be, but please understand, you're mad at what we've made under our own power, you're mad at "Churchianity." That's different than Christ and what he wanted. Don't be mad at Jesus! This mess wasn't His idea!

Look, I'm really sorry. I accept responsibility for my part in having hurt you. But I'm committing to you all, dear Members of the World, that I'm not going to do it any more. Not a single penny more. I'm not goingto put my faith in "Churchianity" or any leader or program or TV show --but in Christ Jesus and His salvation. That's when I was set free and began to see that God wants and expects more of us than this. And I'm not helping anybody that's not fully committed to the same thing. It took centuries to build this monster, so it's not like it's going to just turn around overnight. But the times are changing and we're way overdue for something new. Big bad things are happening - like the tsunami in Asia - and I think more are coming.

I don't want any more time to go by without having said this. I'm sorry for all the time and money I've wasted. But Jesus saves. Really. The church itself isn't even the point. Jesus is the real deal. He lived and He died for my sins and He rose again. He is who He said He was and He cares about me - and you. He's our only hope. We need places you can go that will only teach Jesus and will not be swayed or tempted or distracted by anything else. God willing, that's coming.

Please don't think all Christians are just posers. Some of them really mean it when they say they belong to Christ. The problem is mostly in the West where we're all comfy and complacent and seem to like it thatway. The Christians in China and other places are deadly serious. There's no room for anything but Jesus when you're on the run from the government. They are dying every day for their faith and doing crazy hard things because they're absolutely committed to Christ. These are martyrs. People willing to crucify little pieces of themselves every day to be more like Christ. People willing to set aside everything they want to do what Christ wants. People willing to rot in prison or take a beating or die if that's what it's going to take. People that act in pure love and never back down. I'm not worthy to tie their shoes. And there are some like that here, too, and I hope we can get a lot more people to start living that way. It's way overdue.

If you're talking to someone and they tell you they're a Christian, ask them if they're the kind of Christian that really means it all the time or the kind that just means it on Sunday. The Bible says we'll know them by their "fruits" - by the faith and purity and love in their deeds and words. When you find one that proves Christ is in them by how much they love you, ask them to tell you all about Jesus. If you know one of those fearless martyrs that speaks nothing but pure, clean, hard Truth - ask lots of questions. Truth is a lot more rare than you would think. But don't settle for soft, fluffy and comfortable anymore - that's not in the Bible.

As for me and my house, we're really sorry. From now on, we're going to serve the Lord, not "Churchianity." We're going to try to call together as many of those martyrs as we can and start doing what Christ wanted. If I run into you someday, please give me a chance to shake your hand and apologize in person. I'm going to try harder from now on, I promise. I think there are lots of others feeling the same way, so don't be surprised if you start hearing stuff like this more often.

Thanks for your time. I hope it helps.
Doug Perry - Liberty, Missouri, USA

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Do You Know Him?

As I’ve meditated for months now upon what the Lord is unveiling in my heart, it is becoming clearer—with a sort of chilling horror—that many "good" Christians are not going to be ready for what’s coming. The reason is because they are still "asleep" in the affairs of the world. They continue to delay spending time in prayer. They operate as permanent citizens of this world rather than pilgrims journeying to their true Home. They may even hear the words of warning such as those presented here, but carelessly set them aside as more "doom and gloom" or another "interesting opinion."

Since the bridegroom was long delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight, there was a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise ones replied, ‘No, for there may not be enough for us and you… Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour. (Matthew 25:5-13)

Go and say to this people: Listen carefully, but you shall not understand! Look intently, but you shall know nothing! You are to make the heart of this people sluggish, to dull their ears and close their eyes; else their eyes will see, their ears hear, their heart understand, and they will turn and be healed. "How long, O Lord" I asked. And he replied: Until the cities are desolate, without inhabitants, houses, without a man, and the earth is a desolate waste. (Isaiah 6:8-11)

That is, those who are resisting this time of grace, shutting out the voice of God, closing their hearts to the obvious signs around them… risk remaining a stiff-necked people, unable to hear and see what God is doing until there is utter desolation, primarily spiritual desolation.

Even men who did not go to Church will sense the loss of God’s presence in the coming wrath. Part of the coming chastisement will be when the Vine is plucked away, when the fruits which hung often quietly but tangibly in your offices, schools, and organizations are suddenly gone. There will come a famine—a famine for the Word of God. In this desert, the world will suffer its greatest chastisement, for the love of many will grow cold. When all is in tatters, when the earth is like a barren wasteland, when the cold desires of men’s hearts are crushed beneath the power of Satan, then will the Sun of Justice at last Dawn, and the rain of the Spirit fall to renew the face of the earth.

O mankind! Turn away from your present course. Perhaps God will relent and have pity. For no man can thrive in the darkness of death, and spiritual loss is the greatest, most painful death of all.

A Christian missionary with tested gifts in the Lord, had this vision/dream:
I could see land for miles (the world) and it was your normal green landscape. Then I saw someone walking, who I somehow knew was the Antichrist, and with each foot step he took the land turned into a utter waste land from his footprint and all behind him. I woke up! I felt the Lord showing me the destruction about to come on the world as the Antichrist enters the scene!

The first signs of apostasy in the Church are already on the horizon. The first signs of significant changes in our infrastructure are beginning to occur. And the first signs of the coming deception are beginning to manifest. When this three-pronged trial descends in full upon the world, many will be shaken because they do not have enough oil in their lamps, and will scatter in fear to the nearest light… a false light. How will you know what is the truth? How will you know whether or not the Church is the deception that its enemies will make it out to be? How will you know that Jesus is God, not the prophet they will say He is?

The answer which came to me so clear was that only those who have a relationship with God will know. If someone came to me today and said that my husband is not really my husband, but a fraud, I would laugh because I know him. If someone said that my children do not exist, I would think they were crazy because I know them. So too, when the world presents its baseless arguments through such tangled deceptions as The Da Vinci Code, or Zeitgeist, or Oprah Winfrey, or other empty speech saying that Jesus Christ was only a historical figure and perhaps didn’t exist at all, I laugh. Because I know Him. I know Him! My belief in Jesus is not based upon an idea that I grew up with. It is not something I accept because my parents said I should. It is not because I am obligated to go to Sunday Church. Jesus is a person whom I’ve met, whom I’ve encountered, and whose power has transformed my life! Jesus is alive! He is alive! Do they wish to tell me that I am not breathing? That my hair is not turning grey? That I am really not a woman but a man? You see, the false prophets—despite the evidence of God practically growing on the trees—will turn everything upside down. They will present all their gentle arguments in the most persuasive terms. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing, their tongues forked, their arguments satanic.

And those who do not know Christ, will fall like a star from the heavens.

If you are relying on what you know rather than Who you know, then you are in trouble.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not. (Proverbs 3:5)

Why is it so important to "Pray, pray, pray"? Is it so that we will rattle off a bunch of prayers to feel good about ourselves? No, what I am saying is to "pray from the heart." That is, begin a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is urgent. It is urgent because relationships take time to build (hence God has given time to make this appeal). Yes, it takes time, sometimes too much time for the human heart to come around to trusting in the love which God has for each of us. Death can come for us at any moment. Why delay saying yes to Love itself?

Are you out of time? If you’re reading this, the answer is no. Absolutely not. God can quickly fill your heart with the oil of faith and grace if you open your heart wide enough to him. Remember the parable Jesus told where those who came and worked late in the vineyard still received the same pay as those who began working in the morning…. God is generous! He does not want to see any soul lost. But how foolish are those who do not come to the vineyard at all!

Forgive me if I am too bold, but some of you reading these words are risking your eternal salvation by delaying your relationship with God. The hour is so late, it is so late… please, listen to what I’m telling you. Jesus loves you so much. Your sins are like a mist to Him, easily dissolved if you would but allow the flames of His Sacred Heart to enter yours. It is a sweet fire—the kind of fire that does not destroy but rather gives life. I beg you to take these words with all seriousness. Do not be afraid—but do not delay. Open your heart wide to Jesus Christ today!

The Bible says that this "final trial" will shake the faith of "many" believers. It did not say all. That is, those who have given themselves in sincerity to God, who are praying from the heart, repenting of their sins, reading their Bibles, and seeking God as best they can will be safe when the most violent winds of this Great Storm come over the earth. Am I saying anything new to you?
Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matt 16:24-25)

It is from this spiritual refuge, from the heart where the Spirit will be poured out again, that they will fearlessly enter the battle to topple strongholds and draw into the Ark as many souls as possible before the Time of Mercy expires. Are you ready?

Yes, days are coming, says the Lord GOD, when I will send famine upon the land: Not a famine of bread, or thirst for water, but for hearing the word of the LORD. (Amos 8:11)