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.

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 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

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


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.

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 River of Revival Ministries