Monday, April 27, 2009

From Pandemics To Loose Nukes...

...the World's Out of Control!
By Jan Markell

While the panel was discussing the rapidly escalating "signs of the times," it occurred to me that messages are being sent today to the unregenerated (unsaved) and regenerated (saved) world. Both are getting a targeted message that is biblically based. But the two have entirely different worldviews.

I saw a recent newspaper headline that read, "Everything Is Spinning Out of Control." I hear talk show hosts saying the same thing as well as Web site writers. There is always an attempt to pin the tail on some of the worst issues going on today. Some acknowledge that in this "pinning the tail on the donkeys," there may not be enough donkey tails! Some will even admit that the can-do, bootstrap approach embedded in the American psyche may be slipping. Eroding it is a powerlessness that is chipping away at the country's sturdy conviction that man and government can alter destiny, right wrongs, and set the planet on a new course.

Yes, the world got infected with a campaign slogan of "Yes, we can!" when, in fact, we can do nothing without God's guidance, mercy, and blessing.

So, "no we can't" stop the birth-pang signs that are supposedly "spinning out of control." That's why nobody said it would be easy to be born for such a time as this! So now we have a potential global pandemic. This doomsday scenario will create in some great anxiety (and new legislation may be passed since the new administration says we should never waste a crisis).

From pandemics to loose nukes, human government is trying to do the supernatural. The results would be humorous were they not so pathetic. All of the efforts to "save the earth" by spending trillions of dollars will be dashed because that is not in God's plan.

The unbelieving world is being steered by secular humanists who have great faith in man and none in God. They believe all things are possible with the right human leaders. They are opening themselves up to receive a supernatural man, likely in the near future, known in the Bible as the Antichrist. He will appear as a man-with-a-plan and perfect "Mr. Fix-it." And he will have a legion of issues to fix!

These people do not have the light of the Holy Spirit in them, and thus they cannot connect the dots that the time is short and that they are deluded. Please share your faith with them! If you wondered why you may have been born for such a time as this, here is one major reason. God is bringing people into your life who need to hear the gospel and whose soul needs saving. Many of you have been placed on the planet to do this while there is still time. Ignore the gospel of global warming and focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ, His soon return, and the need for your loved ones to come to saving faith in Him.

The world of the believer is being sent a message as well. Human government has been and always will be a failure. Unregenerated man will act only in self-serving ways, pretending to "serve the people" but in realty, only serving self.

Believers, on the other hand, are being sent a reminder that only a theocracy will ever work and the Bible talks about only one such forthcoming Kingdom. It is Jesus ruling out of Jerusalem for 1,000 years. He will not rule out of Washington, Cairo, or London. Only Jerusalem -- historically rich but poor in natural resources. King Jesus will make right the world that has gone haywire, driven by greed and power.

The most powerful leader in the world always resides in Washington, D.C. That makes that real estate the most important in the world. But someday soon, it is going to be dwarfed into irrelevance as the King of kings rules the world with perfect government from literal Jerusalem.

Somebody get excited about it!

"Prophecy Watch"

Bill Cosby...A Black Man Who Is Right!

'They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be... And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk. Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living. People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.

The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids...$500 sneakers for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics. I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the father? Or who is his father?

People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something? Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body? What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa.

I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.

I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don't have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, or the Netherlands . The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa . So stop, already! ! !

With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap... and all of them are in jail. Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.

We cannot blame the white people any longer'

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Seek After Me

And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid. Mark 16:8

My holy people; true resurrection power does not leave you feeling all together, but instead it leaves you altogether undone. Such is the condition of hearts that truly find Me and the truth of My resurrection.

Seek Me with all your heart. Seek Me for all that I have and for all that I wish to do, for I am looking for hearts desperate to know Me fully. For these, I will grant resurrection power to shake them from their waywardness and from their fear, to find great grace for such a time as you live right now.

Many seek Me Sunday mornings by way of praise and worship and singing and praise. This is not seeking Me with all your heart. Do you understand that? I am looking for a people that when they get away from the public eye, that they run to Me in private. Resurrection power comes to those that truly seek after Me.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Looking For Fathers

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

My holy people; I am looking throughout the whole earth for fathers: those who will mentor, those who will disciple and those who will put relationship above activity.

There is a tendency amongst many to cast up a stumbling block in the way of those I would use as fathers. This stumbling block is jealousy and selfishness. Where My holy people have not died to themselves, jealousy and selfishness will bring a wreck to whatever fruit you may bear.

Seek to find Me, rather than fulfill quotas of activity. Those who find Me will find freedom from dead works. Those who continue in their own way shall find it increasingly difficult to bear any fruit whatsoever.

Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Share what I have shown you with others that are interested in following Me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

His Voice

But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, call not thou common. Acts 11:9

My holy people; at this time I am bringing many to Me that are unexpected from your stand point. Many prodigals, I am speaking to at this time. Drawing them to Myself. Restoring what was broken down, so that which is in shambles may be built up.

I intend to use the least of these as builders in My Kingdom. These will have much to rejoice about, since they have received much from My Hand. Do not call these people common or unclean or any such thing. Some of these are your sons and your daughters. Others are complete strangers. Embrace them and welcome them into My family. Honor what I am doing and what I have already done and what I will do in and through their lives.

It is time to step forward and mentor those that I bring your way. Do so gently. Do so diligently. Mentor and disciple them as though they were your very own children, for such is the Kingdom of God.

My holy people; your prayers are being answered. What has been held back is begun to be released. The heart-cry has been heard from heaven and My answer will soon be evident.

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

He Who Endures To The End

But he who endures to the end shall be saved. Mark 13:13

Avid readers typically fall into one of two categories when reading a book: those who like to be surprised by the ending, and those who read the last page before even starting. Some people just love knowing what to expect so that no matter what happens in the middle, they know how it all turns out.

Sometimes Christians approach life this way as well. It can be difficult to trust God with our lives because we can't see the ending or understand the reason for everything in the middle. But in reality, though we may not know the details of how our individual life will turn out, we know that Christ will have the victory, for Scripture tells us that "…the Lamb will overcome them, for He is the Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful" (Revelation 17:14).

Because God has already won over all earthly kings and armies, gods, Satan, death, and sin, we can rest knowing that no matter what happens between now and eternity, there are no surprise endings.

He who breathes into our hearts the heavenly hope, will not deceive or fail us when we press forward to its realization.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Shake Off The Filth

And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever. Micah 4:7

My holy people; I can take the very worse and can create something beautiful, something of great worth: for I am the One who works wonders.

Many believe it is impossible to turn things around, but I say: simply repent. Seek Me with all your heart and you will find Me. I will reveal your sin and will show mercy to you, as you turn from your backsliding and return to Me.

Now is the time to run to your prayer closet. Not to pray for the latest set of prayer requests or daily oblations. Instead, I am looking for a people who will run to their prayer closet, realizing that it is the Church that I desire to repent, not the world. It is not about declarations and intercession and proclamations. It is about following Me. I am looking for a Church without spot or wrinkle or any such thing.

How filthy My Church has become, purveying wickedness in her heart rather than passionate love for Me. How wrinkled are your clothing, for you have forgotten your first love. How spotted are even your dealings with Me, for you do not seek Me out, but choose to follow ritual and religious form.

I sent My Son to die, that you may live. My holy people, it is high time to live. Shake off the filth that you are hiding behind. Come to Me. I will make you whiter than snow. I will make you beautiful. Seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Be and become an accurate expression of Christ in the earth.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Monday Cruicified With Christ

"And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts." (Galatians 5:24)

Death by crucifixion was surely one of the cruelest and most painful forms of execution ever devised. Yet the Lord Jesus "for the joy that was set before him endured the cross" (Hebrews 12:2); He "hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit" (1 Peter 3:18).

But just as He sacrificed Himself for us, we are now privileged to offer our "bodies a living sacrifice" to Him (Romans 12:1). This spiritual sacrifice is actually compared to crucifixion. "Our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin" (Romans 6:6).

Crucifixion is not an instantaneous death, but a very slow and painful death. Just so, the death of a Christian believer to sin does not take place in a moment of special blessing, but--as in physical crucifixion--is painful and slow. Nevertheless, it is basic in the truly effective Christian life.

In the Book of Galatians, we are told three times by the apostle Paul that the Christian believer should be following Christ in His crucifixion--in crucifixion to self, to the flesh, and to the world. First we are to be crucified to the love of self. "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20). Secondly, we are to be crucified to the flesh, for "they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts" (today's text).

Finally, we should be crucified to the lure of this world. "God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world"

A Wooden Cross

Man shoulders wooden cross around the globe. After 40 years and 38,102 miles of shouldering a wooden cross around the globe, Arthur Blessitt is still spreading the word.

The Denver Post

Friday, April 10, 2009

A "Higher Love" On Good Friday

This is the "higher form of love" that Jesus calls each of you to: to give of yourself, not until you are fed up, but until you are raised up—up upon a cross.

Whatever your situation, it may not end as you would like (and nor should you feel you need to remain in a situation in which you or your family are in danger, or it is debilitating beyond your ability to function, etc….) However, your suffering will not go unnoticed nor be wasted. For through this crucible, Christ will sanctify your soul. And this is an immeasurable gift that will bear enormous fruit for the rest of your life and into eternity.

How many trials I have had in the past that, at the time, I wish would have disappeared, such a death. But looking back, I see that these trials have been part of the royal road toward holiness, and I would not give them up for anything, since they were permitted by God’s will. The path to holiness is not lined with roses, but the blood of the martyrs.

If your trial makes you angry, then tell God you’re angry. He can take it. You can certainly pray to have the trial taken away:
Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done. Luke 22:42

It requires faith to pray this way. Do you lack it? Then listen to the next verse:
And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him. Luke 22:43

What I’m saying here will make some of you angry. "You don’t understand!" No, I probably don’t. There are many things I don’t understand. But I do know this: every crucifixion in our lives will be followed by a resurrection if we but persevere.

In each and every painful test…there is only one place to go: into the darkness of the tomb to wait for the Light of Dawn. And every time in those nights of faith—every time—Jesus was there. He was always there in the tomb with me, waiting, watching, and praying with me until the sorrows turned to peace, and darkness to light. Only God could do that. Only a supernatural grace from the Living Lord could conquer the utter blackness which surrounded me. He was my Rescuer… He is my Rescuer.

Yes, this is the hour of temptation for many of you, to either trust in Jesus or to run. To follow Him now in His Passion—your passion—or to join the throngs who mock Him and reject the scandal of the Cross. This is your Good Friday… but if you persevere… Eastern morn will truly come.