Friday, December 31, 2010
The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. Joel 2:31
THREE years ago to this day, I heard then, on the eve of the Feast of the Mother of God (also New Year’s Day) the words:
"This is the Year of the Unfolding".
Five months later, at the brink of springtime, the dimension of those words came in another whispering in my heart:
"Very quickly now….The economy, then the social, then the political order".
Then, the Unfolding began...
Mark Mallett » Blog Archive » On the Eve
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
For this reason, I know the readers of this blog take good care of their families, but if possible you have in your community these older Americans or handicapped people, could you just check on them?
By Lame Cherry Be A Christian American
Monday, December 27, 2010
When people are saying, All is well and secure and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
Globalism is a godless counterfeit of God’s intended plan. Deceived backers from among “peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues” are destined to share “one mind” with respect to globalism’s empty promises. Anticipating a mass planetary shift to enlightenment, duped global citizens will put their trust in “lying wonders.” In the end, sudden destruction, not peace, will be their unanticipated recompense.
The eco-socialist new world order counterfeits God’s true design. In the end, the Lord will assume His rightful, uncontested place on the planet, earmarked by restoration. The coming Millennium on earth is a one-thousand-year theocracy under rule of Jesus Christ.
Debra Rae -- Globalism Revisited, Part 5
Saturday, December 25, 2010
"...and you shall call Him "Jesus".
About two thousand years ago God reached down and invaded this sphere of Earth through the birth of His son Jesus. God's invading force was met with rebellion and murder by a hostile King Herod who had no right to the Throne of David. He was not the true king of the Israeli people.
Men have not changed one whit today. Today world leaders still greet the Babe of Bethlehem with hostility and death. Just as the Roman Caesars and the Edomite king on David's throne greeted the King of Kings, today's leaders are no more willing to acknowledge the supremacy of God's rule on this earth or to give up their perceived self-importance and primacy in the affairs of men.
The birth of Jesus was the dividing point of history and the focal point of Scripture. From the very beginning, right after sin entered the world, God promised the Savior, the coming of the Messiah. Provision was made before the Garden of Eden was closed up to man.
Jesus Christ turned the world upside down forever. This Baby born in a manger usurped the throne of man. Even today we still think the state is going to solve all our problems and that the state is going to be the "salvation" of mankind and right all wrongs. But Jesus refuses to go away. He refuses to be relegated to the dustbin of history.
Join Bill Heid and Mark Rushdoony as they discuss the cataclysmic event that Jesus's birth was, how it turned the belief that man and kings were superior to God upside down, and how this Babe in a manger ushered in the possibility of western civilization and the ideas of liberty and freedom enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
The Reinvasion Of History
Friday, December 24, 2010
O Holy Night Lyrics
The words and lyrics of the old carol 'O Holy Night' were written by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847. Cappeau was a wine seller by trade but was asked by the parish priest to write a poem for Christmas. He obliged and wrote the beautiful words of the hymn. He then realised that it should have music to accompany the words and he approached his friend Adolphe Charles Adams(1803-1856). He agreed and the music for the poem was therefore composed by Adolphe Charles Adams. Adolphe had attended the Paris conservatoire and forged a brilliant career as a composer. It was translated into English by John Sullivan Dwight (1812-1893).
O Holy Night
O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in , that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind. 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of Elohim through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
Ephesians 4:17-19 says that unbelievers can be so callous and hard that they are "past feeling." But the same verse says that they live by their feelings in unbridled sensuality and carnality. The Lord showed me that they are past doing what they should be doing with their feelings.
God gives people feelings for a specific purpose and use in their walk with Him. But people who have alienated themselves from God are hardened to the place where they are beyond using their feelings for the right purpose. Satan moves them into an area where they live riotous lives, doing whatever they feel like doing. "If it feels good, do it!" You and I are not to live that way, but to make the truth of God's Word our standard and to obey it by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 4:23 And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind.
We are to be "constantly renewed" in the spirits of our minds, having "a fresh mental and spiritual attitude." Attitudes begin in the mind. Our minds are renewed by the Word of God. Reading the Word daily renews our minds and changes our attitudes.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some
of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan
festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.
How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of
you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you
want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a
scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santa's and snowmen and put in a small
Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for
such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town. Stop
worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree.
It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree.
Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am
in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up
John 15: 1-8.
If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something
1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters
of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year.
I know, they tell Me all the time.
2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to
know that someone cares about them.
3. Instead of writing The President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this
year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then
follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.
4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with
them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in
your arms and remind them that I love them.
5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because
they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you
meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.
7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the
people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to
wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping
there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their
employees spend the day at home with their families.
8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary - especially one who takes My
love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.
9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have
no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know
them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.
10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like
a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your
actions that you are one of mine. Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me
and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest.
Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court.
And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember:
I LOVE YOU, JESUS
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
And he said to them, “Take care about what you hear. The measure you use will be the measure you receive. Matthew 4:24
The more time we spend thinking about the Word we read and hear, the more power and ability we will have to obey it and the more revelation and knowledge we will have about what we have read or heard. Basically this tells us that we will get out of God's Word what we put into it. If you want to receive the maximum benefit from God's awesome Word, be diligent to read it, study it, and apply it to your life.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
"For I know the thoughts and plans I have for you", says the Lord, "thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome".
The Lord sees not only what you are right now, but also what you can become. He knows the plans He has for you and they are good plans for progress and success, not defeat and failure.
God does have a plan for our lives, but we have to participate in that plan for it to come true. God is not likely to do anything in our lives without our cooperation. We need to cooperate with God each and every day of our lives in order for our potential to be developed. Every day we ought to learn something. Everyday we ought to grow. Everyday we ought to discover something new. Everyday we ought to be a bit further along than we were the day before. We should be "lifetime learners".
We must understand that no other human being on the face of the earth can develop our potential for us. We must each discover our own God-given gifts and talents, what we are truly capable of, and then put ourselves to the task of developing those gifts, talents, and capabilities to their fullest extent.
God has a plan for each of us. It is a good plan, an uncommon plan, a great plan!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The words of a good person are like pure silver, but an evil person's thoughts are worth very little.
Good people's words will help many others, but fools will die because they don't have wisdom.
Proverbs 10: 20-21
As Christians, we all need to make a commitment to love with our words and to build confidence in others. Every word we speak can be a brick to build with or a bulldozer to destroy.
Chose your words carefully because you will have to account for the idle, thoughtless things you say. Remember, words are seeds and they are containers for power. They carry creative or destrctive power and they produce a good harvest or a bad harvest in your life and in the lives of those you love.
The same is true of our thoughts. Thoughts bear fruit. If we think good thoughts the fruit in our lives will be good. If we think bad thoughts, the fruit in our lives will be bad.
We can look at a person's attitude and know what kind of thinking is prevalent in their life. A sweet, kind person does not have mean, vindictive thoughts. By the same token, a truly evil person does not have good, loving thoughts. Your thoughts determine your results in life, so think good thoughts and bear good fruit.
Lord, Consume us with the power of silver tongues. Teach us that our words really do matter in expressing true love to those around us.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
You fools, how long will you be foolish?
I called you, but you refused to listen;
I held out my hand, but you paid no attention.
You did not follow my advice and did not listen when I corrected you.
So I will laugh when you are in trouble.
Then you will call to me, but you will not find me.
It is because you have rejected knowledge and did not choose to respect the Lord.
You did not accept my advice, and you rejected my correction.
So you will get what you deserve;
You will get what you planned for others.
Proverbs 1:22, 24-26, 28-31
Those who choose to live in His Kingdom (although very much alive on Planet Earth) choose to live under His authority. The Kingdom is the invisable realm where God rules as supreme authority. That's helpful news. The bad news is that we, by nature, don't want Him to rule over us. We much prefer to please ourselves.
To put it bluntly, we don't want anybody other than ourselves to rule over us! Much like those people in a story Jesus once told, "We do not want this man to reign over us!" (Luke 19:14).
Not until we experience a spiritual rebirth will we submit to God's rule.
Lord, I pray that you will help us to be wise. Help us to hear and increase in learning and knowledge so that we may attain sound counsel that we may steer our course rightly.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
For He will give His angels charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways.
Reports continually flow to my attention from many places around the world telling of visitors of the angelic order appearing, ministering, fellowshipping and disappearing. They warn of God's impending judgement and they spell out the tenderness of His love. They meet a desperate need, then they are gone. Of one thing we can be sure, angels never draw attention to themselves but ascribe glory to God and press His message upon the hearers as a delivering and sustaining word of the highest order.
Demonic activity and Satan worship are on the increase in all parts of the world. The devil is alive and more at work than at any other time. The Bible says that since he realizes his time is short, his activity will increase. Thru his demonic influence he does succeed in turning many away from their faith. But we can still say that his evil activities are countered for the people of God by His angelic angels. They are vigorious in delivering the heirs of salvation from evil men.
They cannot fail.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Bible reveals the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, and the happiness of believers.
It's doctrines are holy, it's histories are true, it's decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy.
It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter.
Here, Heaven is opened and the gates of hell is disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good is its design, the glory of God its end.
It shall fill your memory, rule your heart, and guide your feet.
Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.
It is given in life, will be opened in the judgement, and will be remembered forever.
It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all those who trifle with its sacred contents.
Owned, it is riches; studied, it is wisdom; trusted, it is salvation; loved, it is character; and obeyed, it is power.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever will come near to God must believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him.
Without faith you cannot please God. Therefore, no matter how many "good works" you offer, God will not be pleased if they were done to earn His favor. Whatever we do for God should be because we love Him, not because we try to get something from Him.
God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. I rejoiced when I finally realized this! I know I have made many mistakes in the past, but I also know that I have diligently sought the Lord with all my heart. That means that I qualify for rewards. I decided a long time ago that even though I did not deserve them, I would recieve any blessings that God wanted to give me, graciously.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given you freedom of religion.
It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given you freedom of the press.
It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given you freedom of speech.
It is the veteran, not the protester, who has given you freedom to assemble.
It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given you the right to a fair trial.
It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given you the right to vote.
It is the veteran, who salutes the Flag, who serves under the Flag, whose coffin is draped by the Flag.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Most people know something is seriously wrong in our country, but they don't understand the cause of the problem or what can be done to remedy the situation. Why are there 20-25 million unemployed people in the United States? Why isn't the federal government enforcing our immigration laws? Why does the federal government give tax incentives to manufacturers who offshore their production and outsource their jobs? Who is responsible for the economic recession that is crippling our nation?
I cannot tell you what lies ahead, but I fear the United States will soon collapse and there will be chaos on the streets of our nation. What can you do? You can help educate our fellow American people, and hopefully you can lead them into a personal relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ. That is our primary weapon because:
"... we have this treasure in earthen vessels [our bodies], that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed, always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh."
2 Corinthians 4:7-11
"O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home!
Under the shadow of Thy throne,
Still may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure."
Monday, November 8, 2010
The characteristics of the lion are totally different from those of the lamb, yet the Lord is recognized as having both qualities.
Someone once gave me a picture of a lion and a lamb lying down together, and it reminds me that I am suppossed to be a good, godly mixture of both qualities. I never had any trouble with the lion part, but I had a lot of trouble with the lamb part When we need to communicate with someone, especially concerning confrontational issues, we should first pray for God's grace and mercy to annoint us as lion-hearted lambs. Then we should wait until we have balance in our perspective and our approach.
It is a challange not to defend yourself when someone comes against you. It is difficult to ignore insults and shun retaliation. Sometimes I find that one of the hardest things God asks us to do is to be Christ-like in our communication with others. When people are rude and tell you off, mistreat or insult you, it is hard to look at them with godly love and just wait on God.
Thank God He gives us the power to change and to become like Christ. A healthy person who knows when to be a lion and when to be a lamb.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagle's wings and brought you to myself. Exodus 19:4
My holy people; true spiritual life in Me is found in one source alone: Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit reveals. Holy Spirit sets free. Holy Spirit causes you to bear fruit for Me.
My holy people, why do you roam around, blind, enslaved and bearing no fruit? Could it be that you are ignoring My provision for you? Could it be you are afraid of My provision for you? Some are afraid of My provision for them, because they do not want to be recognized as Me in the earth. Afraid of persecution and rejection, they instead reject My provision for them.
My holy people; it really is time to wake up out of your sleepiness and begin to radically follow Me. Throw aside the traditions of people and the world and begin a bold new walk of following Me. You see, it is all about turning to Me. That is what repentance is you know. It is not about what you are turning away from, but it is about Who you are turning to.
Those that turn to Me will begin to walk in true spirituality in Me. Your eyes will be opened. Your lives will be set free. It is time to mount up with wings like eagles. It is time to fly with Me, My holy people.
Friday, November 5, 2010
And I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within them; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 11:19
God says He will replace the stony hearts in His people with new hearts that are sensitive to His touch. When we give our lives to God, He puts a sense of right and wrong deep within our consciences. But if we rebel against our consciences too many times, we can become hard-hearted. If that happens, we need to let God soften our hearts so we can be spiritually sensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
I was very hard-hearted before I really began fellowshipping with God. Being in His presence regularly developed the new heart in me--the new heart that Jesus died to give me. Without a heart sensitive to God's touch, we will not recognize many of the times He is speaking to us. He speaks gently, in a still, small voice, or with gentle conviction about a matter.
Those who are hard-hearted and busy "doing their own thing", will not be sensitive to God's voice. I am grateful that He has softened my heart with His Word, because a hardened heart cannot recieve the blessings He wants to give.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
WE are living in dangerous times. But few are those who realize it. What I’m speaking of is not the threat of terrorism, climate change, or nuclear war, but something more subtle and insidious. It is the advance of an enemy that has already gained ground in many homes and hearts and is managing to wreak ominous destruction as it spreads throughout the world:
I am speaking of spiritual noise. A noise so loud to the soul, so deafening to the heart, that once it finds its way in, it obscures the voice of God, numbs the conscience, and blinds the eyes to seeing reality. It is one of the most dangerous enemies of our time because, while war and violence do harm to the body, noise is the killer of the soul. And a soul that has shut off the voice of God risks never hearing Him again in eternity.
Read more of...
NOISE OF LUST,
NOISE OF ENTICEMENT,
NOISE OF PRETENTION,
Custody of the Heart
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
In union with him, through his faithfulness, we have boldness and confidence when we approach God.
My Little Children, the highest potential you may reach in life is to be in union with Me. For with Me, and in Me and through Me all things are possible. My call is going out across the earth to those who will come, to those who will be drawn to My Great Heart and who will run with Me.
Gone are the days of limitation and separation. For My love, My Little Children, you are My Great Heart desire and having you run beside Me is My delight and My joy. Together, all things are possible. Together we will run through the villages and bear much fruit for Father.
Come to me in Union, in boldness and confidence. This is the simple message of your King concerning your life in Me. This is the King’s message of the Kingdom.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, by fitting your feet with the preparation that comes from the good news of peace, and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints. Ephesians 6:10-18
Would you ever leave your house half-dressed? Of course not! However, many of us often forget to put on our spiritual clothing. Every day the forces of Satan wage war against you, and it is important to be protected! With this spiritual protection and authority, you can stand against evil forces.
Learn about your spiritual armor and pick up your sword! Walking in peace is putting on your shoes of peace. Walking in rightousness is putting on your breastplate of rightousness, which protects your heart from condemnation. God supplies the armor you need to defeat all the attacks of the devil, but you must put it on!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The world of the occult is no playground for our children -- not even in their imagination. From the beginning of recorded history, human minds have been drawn to the thrills and powers of dark forces and mystical manifestations. Though God warned His people to shun such evil, few seemed to heed His Word:
"...the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. " Genesis 6:5
"...they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart..." Jeremiah 11:8
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life." Galatians 6:7-8
"...the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desire... they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things..."
2 Timothy 4:2-5
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ..." 2 Corinthians 10:4-6
Those who do take a stand for Truth in the years ahead will probably face hostility. The following chart may help your child give wise answers:
When People say...remember God's truth...
"You should be more tolerant of different beliefs and lifestyles."
Eph. 5:3-11, 15-17 "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness.... "
"You believe your religion is better than ours."
John 14:6. Jesus said, "No one comes to the Father except through me."
"You're not open to other spiritual traditions."
Deut. 4:39. "...the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other."
"You don't understand the need for multicultural unity and understanding. "
2 Tim. 4:3-4. "They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths."
"Your religion doesn't work any more."
Hebrews 13:8. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies."
Friday, October 29, 2010
SUNDAY – Cook Day
Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.
MONDAY - Wash Day
Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.
TUESDAY - Ironing Day
Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.
WEDNESDAY - Mending Day
O God, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others.
THURSDAY – Shopping Day
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.
FRIDAY - Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.
SATURDAY – God’s Day of Rest
O God, I have prepared my house for you. Please come into my heart so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in Your presence.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Because the apocalyptic prophecies of Daniel and Revelation are about to be fulfilled, the words of the Apostle Paul particularly apply to our generation. He said, "...the hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light." Romans 13:11,12
Preparation for the second coming is all important. It is not enough to believe that Jesus is returning to earth for the devil knows this to be true. It is not enough to understand the prophecies too. It is not enough to belong to some church for the devil has infiltrated all the religious systems in the world. Preparation for the second coming is only obtained by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord over your life and by faith as He leads. Study your Bible, pray for understanding, share the things Jesus reveals to you, love the Lord with all your heart, mind and soul and your neighbor as yourself and you will grow in grace - "attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Ephesians 4:13
These studies are not sponsored nor endorsed by any religious body or organization. Rather, this is a "grass roots" attempt by ordinary people to bring the "good news" of the soon coming Jesus to every person that will listen.
Daniel Revelation Bible Studies
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galations 6:9
"That's it, I've had it...Enough is enough...We'll never change this nation...It's hopeless...I give up...I quit."
The temptation to quit is very powerful. That is because like most other temptations, it does not take any effort at all to quit.
Sometimes we cloak "I quit" with nicer sounding words like "I guess it doesn't matter", or "let's just go with the flow". For a minute that sounds good, because it is easy to float downstream. Just watch any dead fish! But to swim against the tide takes great vision, determination, sacrifice and effort.
If you are feeling the temptation to quit on our nation's future, take a minute to turn that around right now. Public service can be very discouraging. It is likely that your representatives are facing serious discouragement as well. Pray for our leaders. Pray for those who are standing for truth and morality. Pray that God will grant them the courage to keep on keeping on...and most of all, to never quit.
Christian duty is to VOTE!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
By Victoria Jackson: October 14, 2010
Editor's note: The following open letter was first submitted to the Miami Herald, but the paper opted not to publish it.
Miami is my hometown. When I was born at Hialeah Hospital in 1959, you were 2 years old and moving here from Cuba, to escape Communism.
America and its freedom, free enterprise and capitalism gave you the opportunity to become a superstar, to be financially and vocationally successful.
America is now under siege by a Marxist, progressive, leftist, radical, socialist, communist dictator drunk with power. His name is Obama.
You invited him to your home on April 15, 2010, for a Democratic fundraiser.
1. His parents were communists. His grandparents were communists. His childhood mentor Frank Davis was a communist.
2. He had "Marxist professors." He taught a class on Saul Alinsky whose book "Rules for Radicals" is dedicated to Lucifer.
3. His college records are sealed.
4. He claims to be a Christian yet ridicules Scripture, denies Jesus is the only way to salvation, supports partial-birth abortion and attended a church for 20 years pastored by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who did not teach Christianity but "Black Liberation Theology," which is Marxism disguised as religion.
5. He is friends with radicals and communists like William Ayers and has appointed many of them to positions of power – Sunstein, Jarrett, Van Jones, etc.
6. He told Joe the Plumber on the campaign trail that his philosophy was to "spread the wealth." This is a direct quote from "The Communist Manifesto" written by Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels.
7. When he entered office he immediately took over the banks, the auto industry, health care (by bribery) and is intent on ending freedom of speech on the Internet, radio and TV by fees and fines. He is intent on using the myth of human-caused global warming to usurp control over our energy by Cap 'n Tax, which would limit the number of minutes we take a shower and the kind of light bulbs we use.
8. His arrogant, excessive spending, with his stimulus laws and over-taxation, is destroying our economy, the middle class and our children's future quality of life.
You had the audacity to invite this communist over to your home to raise money for the Democratic Party, which is controlling Congress and giving him unlimited power to achieve his goal of making our once-free country a welfare state, just like the Cuba you left.
You are uninformed, ignorant or crazy.
I ask my Cuban friends and neighbors what happened to you. Don't you remember where you came from? Your father in a Cuban communist jail? They shake their heads sadly.
You spit on the free country that gave you the American Dream.
I urge you to educate yourself on what is happening in America today. Nov. 2 is the most serious vote of our nation's history. We will vote in either liberty or tyranny.
How can you vote in tyranny when your family and friends risked their lives on rafts to escape it?
I don't understand you.
Victoria Jackson ("Saturday Night Live" cast member 1986-1992 because of capitalism/freedom)
Why The West Is Losing
A basic building block of elite promotions was total control over the mainstream Western media. But in the 21st century, the Internet has entirely unraveled that control. If the 20th century was like a yo-yo winding up, then the 21st century is like one spinning in the other direction. Every single historical untruth foisted on a writhing Western population during the 20th century is coming unwound now, from the progressive "heroics" of Woodrow Wilson and the two Roosevelts, to the installation of the Keynesian financial system itself after World War II, to the larger Pax Americana.
The Internet is full of all sorts of debunking, and as the economic situation continues to worsen, the anger rises and the promotions put in place by the Anglo-American axis – whether historical or current – continue to lose credibility in our humble view. The response of the elite, especially in America, has been to reset the Hegelian "goal posts" of the promotional conversation. "Conservative" media figureheads such as Sarah Palin and others have adopted many of the talking points of the Internet-inspired free-market conversation now taking place.
But as the truth-telling of the Internet has continue to make inroads, the elite has found itself in the ludicrous position of in a sense endorsing all but the most radical free-market thinking. In other words, in order to maintain credibility, the elite has adopted so many of the more radical libertarian ideas that its positions are not often indistinguishable from the rhetorical perspectives it is trying to co-opt. This is not, one would think, a satisfactory situation for an Anglo-American axis that for at least 150 years has sought to undermine the idea that civil society can exist without the murderous beneficences of the state.
But it is still worse. Only 60 years ago, the Anglo-American axis controlled the greatest empire ever known to man. After World War II, the globe was virtually prostrate at its feet. An entire global infrastructure was initiated at this time. The BIS, the World Bank and the IMF were all reconfigured and positioned around the crown jewel – the United Nations itself. At the same time an obscure trade-treaty was initiated in Europe, one that was to become, of course, the European Union.
But something happened on the inevitable march to full globalization under the control of the Anglo-American axis. The Internet appeared – first merely an annoyance and now a full-fledged and seemingly uncontrollable (pointy) weapon aimed directly at Leviathan. Like the Gutenberg press before it, it has entirely undone the culture of control that was so painstakingly wrapped round the world after two world wars. What is taking place today in our view is truly a New Enlightenment.
We realize this flies in the face of the doom and gloom that propagates itself within the generous confines of the alternative 'Net press. But in fact, the old order is collapsing just as we have predicted for a decade now. Of course, we are well aware that the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Enlightenment were not entirely peaceable movements. But here is another point: For whatever reason we sense a certain weariness affecting the Western elites. Many of those in vanguard, for whatever reason, seem to be old men and the younger ones meanwhile may be slightly abashed at how savagely the veil of secrecy has been ripped away from money power. They read the Internet too.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
From Global Depression to Global Governance
We now stand at the edge of the global financial abyss of a ‘Great Global Debt Depression,’ where nations, mired in extreme debt, are beginning to implement ‘fiscal austerity’ measures to reduce their deficits, which will ultimately result in systematic global social genocide, as the middle classes vanish and the social foundations upon which our nations rest are swept away. How did we get here? Who brought us here? Where is this road leading? (Click Link & Read It All In A Nut-Shell)
Come Out Of Her, My People
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
So then they said to him, “What must we do to accomplish the deeds God requires?” Jesus replied, “This is the deed God requires – to believe in the one whom he sent.” John 28-29
So many time I have prayed, "Father, What do you want me to do? If you will just show me what to do, I will gladly do it".
I was a doer. All anyone had to do was show me what needed to be done, and I did it. And I did my best to do it right. But what frustrated me and confused me was when I did something right and it still did not work. I had not yet learned that unless the Lord builds the house, "they labor in vain who build it" (Psalm 127:1).
The people in John 6:28 wanted to know what they needed to do to please God. They wanted to know what to do in order to work the works of God. What was Jesus' answer to these people? "This is the work that God asks of you: that you believe in the One whom He has sent".
When this passage was first revealed to me, I thought I would learn what to do. And in a sense, I do.
He told me, "Believe".
Thursday, October 14, 2010
A psalm of David.
1 O Lord, I cry out to you. Come quickly to me! Pay attention to me when I cry out to you!
2 May you accept my prayer like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering!
3 O Lord, place a guard on my mouth! Protect the opening of my lips!
4 Do not let me have evil desires, or participate in sinful activities with men who behave wickedly. I will not eat their delicacies.
5 May the godly strike me in love and correct me! May my head not refuse choice oil! Indeed, my prayer is a witness against their evil deeds.
6 They will be thrown down the side of a cliff by their judges. They will listen to my words, for they are pleasant.
7 As when one plows and breaks up the soil, so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8 Surely I am looking to you, O sovereign Lord. In you I take shelter.
9 Do not expose me to danger! Protect me from the snare they have laid for me,
and the traps the evildoers have set.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I escape.
by Heidi Swander
Is it just me? Have I gone daft? Why, in the name of all that is good and decent, is there even one American amenable to erecting a gigantic mosque - the proposed "Cordoba House" -- at the New York site of 9/11?
What happened to Americans standing together for our country? What happened to the fury over the deaths of over two thousand American citizens on September 11, 2001? As a well-known radio host I know likes to say so often, "Where is the outrage?"
It would seem that the mission strategy of the followers of Mohammed is achieving its desired effect. Yes, mission strategy. In Arabic the word is Dawah, and it's been going on right under the noses of millions of Americans for many, many years.
So today, we have Muslim calls to prayer in Manhattan, New York; Dearborn police defending Islam against the Constitution of the United States at the 2010 Arab Festival; an annual Muslim parade in New York City that obstructs streets for blocks around as Muslims kneel to pray to Allah - the moon god of ancient Mesopotamia; a city council that approves Muslim prayers over loudspeakers within city limits; a congressman of the United States sworn in on the Koran; a president who does his first formal TV interview with an Arabic cable television network; a mayor of one of the cities attacked by Muslim terrorists nine years ago who defends the building of a 13-story mosque on the very ground where Americans were buried in rubble from the decimation; and Muslims appointed to posts within our own Homeland Security! And that's just a little taste of what's going on in America today thanks to the missionary work of faithful adherents to Islam.
And what, exactly, are we supposed to do about it?
See Our Strategy
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:17-18
What "rock" is Jesus talking about? He is talking about the rock of faith. He tells Simon Peter that on the faith he has just displayed He will build His Church, and "...the gates of hell shall not prevail against it". That means that the powers of hell shall not prevail against the person who walks in faith.
We have authority has believers to bring heaven's will to earth by acting in partnership with God. He is in heaven and we are on earth. Because His Spirit is in us, and because we have His Word, we can know what His will is. We have authority on earth to bring heaven's will into action.
What God binds or looses in heaven, what He allows or disallows, is all that we can allow or disallow here in the earth.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
If we live each day as though Christ can return at any moment, then we are inspired to live Godly lives.
"For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with self-control, right conduct, and devotion to God, while we look forward to that wonderful event when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed." Titus 2:11-13
"Another reason for right living is that you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for the coming of our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed." Romans 13:11
"So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the special blessings that will come to you at the return of Jesus Christ. Obey God because you are his children. Don't slip back into your old ways of doing evil; you didn't know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God - who chose you to be his children - is holy." 1 Peter 1:13-15
While a Christian's primary focus should always be Jesus Christ, the study of the Antichrist and end times bible prophecy in general serves a valuable purpose. Those who believe Christ can come for His church at any moment remain alert and prepared, prompting them to holy living on a daily basis.
As Paul reveals, a special crown awaits those who eagerly await Christ's return.
"And now the prize awaits me - the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:8
When the Antichrist takes control of the world, his government will function out of three major cities.
From Babylon he will direct his worldwide empire of economic and financial concerns. Revelation 18:12-13
Bible prophecy says the ancient city of Babylon, Iraq will be rebuilt and become the greatest center of wealth, commerce and power in the ‘last days’ of history. The books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Revelation are explicit on this subject. While Skeptics and cynics may disagree, the fact is Babylon is being rebuilt right now, in part with U.S. taxpayer funds and Iraqi leaders hope that eventually millions of tourists will come to visit.
The Babylon Project US
The city of Babylon will be rebuilt and become the commercial center of the world and the center of the Antichrist’s kingdom: Ever since the days of Nimrod, human beings have tried to rule the world. To do so they must control the economy. During the Tribulation, Antichrist will rule the world, not only by an army but also by controlling commerce. People will not be able to buy or sell without his permission except on the blackmarket.
From Rome he will rule the Political world.
The Lord shows Daniel many years prior that after the fall of the pagan kindgom of Rome, or the fourth Global kindgom, would arise another power that would seek to regain this Global kingdom for its own evil purposes. Daniel saw that when pagan Rome fell it would split into ten separate kindgoms. He even saw that three of the nations that were part of that split, wouldn’t go along with new plans to regain this global kingdom. What type of kingdom was this that was so evil that three nations were willing to die to prevent it's rise? And just as Daniel was shown by the Lord, it all happened with perfect timing. History records perfectly every step of Rome in this regard. This is what's so amazing about studying prophecy in the last days. We have HISTORY to look back on! We can actually match historic events with prophetic utterances in the Word of the Christian God.
From Jerusalem he will control the Religious world after making a covenant with the Jews. 2 Thessalonians 2:4
The Antichrist will deify himself - just like the Caesar's did. He will proclaim himself to be God. he will demand that he be worshipped and will establish himself in the temple of God. There is only one place where this temple of God can be and that is on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, on the site where the Dome of the Rock and other Moslem shrines now stand. There are many places in the Bible that pinpoint this location as the one where the Jews will rebuild their Temple.The Israelis will then be permitted to re-institute the sacrifice and offering aspect of the law of Moses. This demands that the Temple be rebuilt, because according to the law of Moses, sacrifices can only be offered in the Temple at Jerusalem. Apparently all this will be done under the protection of the Antichrist of Rome. The Arabs are not going to like this idea of rebuilding the Temple one bit.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Jesus blasts the top birds of the church, those who roost at the top of the spiritual ladder and spread their plumes of robes, titles, jewelry, and choice seats. Jesus won’t stand for it. It’s easy to see why. How can I love others if my eyes are only on me? How can I point to God if I’m pointing at me? And, worse still, how can someone see God if I keep fanning my own tail feathers? Jesus has no room for pecking orders.
“Love endures long and is patient and kind: Love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited: it is not rude and does not act unbecomingly. Love does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrightousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail". 1 Corinthians 13:4-6
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
by Heidi Swander
"We do not want another committee, we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all the people and to lift us up out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and whether he be God or devil, we will receive him."
These dangerous and telling words, attributed to Paul-Henri Spaak, one-time secretary general of NATO and first president of the United Nations General Assembly, epitomize the day in which we live. The people of the world are being conditioned for just such a person -- we call him the antichrist, and he will be the devil incarnate.
The conditioning of the masses is taking many forms. One esoteric, but increasingly prolific, form of preparation has been the whole subject of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). I've written on this subject before (a couple times, actually), but this past week the subject entered the mainstream.
Dr. Mazlan Othman, Malaysia's first astrophysicist and head of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa) was this week officially appointed "Space Ambassador" by the United Nations. Did you catch that? The UN -- a very official, if dubious, body -- actually has an Office for Outer Space Affairs and just appointed an ambassador to greet aliens from outer space when they arrive! You can't make this stuff up!
That's not all. On Monday, September 27, several former U.S. military officers confirmed in a press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., that they had witnessed UFOs tampering with US nuclear missile control sites in 1967. These are well-respected U.S. military officers, not wacko conspiracy theorists.
Furthermore, earlier this year the British government released 6,000 pages of UFO documents on sightings within the country. And the Royal Society of London which earlier this year held a conference on The Detection of Extraterrestrial Life and the Consequences for Science and Society, has another meeting scheduled this week (that the new UN space ambassador plans to attend) titled, "Towards a Scientific and Societal Agenda on Extraterrestrial life". Lord Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society, is quoted as saying, "Aliens may be staring us in the face . . . I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can't conceive . . . it could be there are aspects of reality that are beyond the capacity of our brains."
Brannon Howse, sitting in for Jan on our Understanding the Times radio broadcast this past Saturday (Oct. 2, 2010), equated the official and increased recognition of UFOs with "religious syncretism" -- the coalescing of the one-world religion by bringing many divergent and seemingly incompatible religions together. Brannon asked his guest, Gary Bates, author of the book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, if he saw the UFO phenomenon as laying the foundation for the antichrist. "I could not see a better explanation. Because, in fact, most of the UFO writings -- and particularly the writings that claim to have been channeled to receivers here on the Earth -- do have an eschatology, and it seems to strongly, actually, follow the idea that people are going to be whisked away off the Earth into space ships. That sounds like the Rapture . . ." which we know is necessary in order for the antichrist to make his entrance.
Dr. Ron Carlson, president of Christian Ministries International, and Ed Decker, founder and international director of Saints Alive in Jesus, co-wrote an excellent resource book titled, Fast Facts on False Teachings. In it, they address the subject of UFOs: "What about UFOs? We don't believe their existence should be denied. There is simply too much evidence today that suggests that something is there. It's no longer whether they exist but what they are."
They go on to say, "Our own speculation is based upon the study of Scripture and the study of UFOs, and we emphasize that this is only an educated opinion. What we believe is that we are seeing the world being prepared for the coming of the antichrist on a UFO. In other words, we believe that UFOs are of a demonic realm.
"Why do we say this? Because our world today is not looking for a spiritual messiah; it is looking for a technological savior. If some UFO landed on planet Earth and out walked a Christ-like, benevolent creature, an E.T. who claimed to be a higher intelligence who could solve all our economic and environmental and technological problems, the world would flock to him."
Whether the antichrist exits a UFO or not, it's possible that the short time of his reign on Earth will be much more terrifying than any of us could ever imagine. In his most recent book, The Amazing Claims of Bible Prophecy, Dr. Mark Hitchcock discusses the bizarre "locusts" described in Revelation 9 that will be given limited opportunity to hurt the followers of the beast during the Tribulation. Dr. Hitchcock states, "Demons do have the ability to appear in an assortment of material forms, both human and animal," and he gives examples of this. The Bible states that these locusts will, in fact, be demons set free from the abyss for a time. Dr. Hitchcock refers to this demonic hoard as an "alien invasion" (citing shades of the movie Independence Day) and he asks, "What will it be like when countless thousands of demons who have been chained in the abyss for thousands of years run rampant throughout the earth in visible form during the Tribulation? There will be unspeakable horror!"
But, as you know, for decades now the world has been in a conditioning process to accept this as normal. Movies like The Day the Earth Stood Still, Star Wars, Independence Day and television series such as Star Trek, Babylon Five, Lois and Clark and Stargate SG-1 -- just to name a very few -- have brought society as a whole to a place where, should the unthinkable become reality, many will accept it as a matter of course. And since the phenomenon is satanic, the enemy will hold sway over the masses.
I look at this and I see just another indication that we are so close to going Home that my ears are constantly perked to hear that trumpet when it blasts! From a human perspective all of this is terrifying. But from the perspective of the child of God, it is one more piece of the end-times puzzle over which our Father has complete control.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Here is the sort of fast I want - releasing those unjustly bound, untying the thongs of the yoke, letting the oppressed go free, breaking every yoke, sharing your food with the hungry, taking the homeless poor into your house, clothing the naked when you see them, fulfilling your duty to your kinsmen!. Then your light will burst forth like the morning, your new skin will quickly grow over your wound; your righteousness will precede you, and The Lord's glory will follow you. Then you will call, and The Lord will answer; you will cry, and he will say, "Here I am." If you will remove the yoke from among you, stop false accusation and slander, generously offer food to the hungry and meet the needs of the person in trouble; then your light will rise in the darkness, and your gloom become like noon. The Lord will always guide you; he will satisfy your needs in the desert, he will renew the strength in your limbs; so that you will be like a watered garden, like a spring whose water never fails. You will rebuild the ancient ruins, raise foundations from ages past, and be called "Repairer of broken walls, Restorer of streets to live in." Isaiah 58:6-12
My holy people; don’t do your things, but choose with all your heart to do My things. For as you enter into My labors you will make a difference no matter where you go. In fact, everywhere you go you do make a constant difference and it is through this work that I answer prayers by watering the land.
You are a watered garden. You are a pleasant place of rest. You will rebuild the ancient ruins, yes the ruins of My Church that is now a desert wasteland. Generations will be refreshed at the well of your life. You will be known as My Great Heart in flesh, as you constantly minister My Great Heart to those you encounter along the way.
Have you forgotten the joys of time spent alone with Me? Have you forgotten the joys of our hearts mingled in love? This is your great source of joy and of peace and of power to make a difference. It is time to remember. Remember our love. Especially remember My love for you. Remember what we have done together. Testify of what we have done together. Boldly go where nobody has gone before in our love. I tell you, My love, it is time to run together through the villages, sharing My Great Heart wherever you go. Share My Great Heart in practical ways, in ways that have substance. Share My Great Heart as you usher in freedom wherever you go.
My Great Heart leaps with joy at the sound of Holy Spirit moving and working to do what no man can do alone. Like a Waterfall, Our Hearts are mingled in Love.
I am walking with you. I am walking in union with you. I am walking in all grace with you. These and more are found by those searching with all their hearts; seeking Me and finding Me.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
"We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them."
“My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.”
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"I will seek the lost, bring back the outcasts, bandage the broken, and strengthen the sick".
My holy people; look up, for your redemption draws near. I have heard your cries. I have determined to release My Spirit to do a work in the land that will be counter to everything organized religion has set itself in expectation of. No longer will My Spirit be hindered and My holy people become prey to the shepherds. I tell you, I am come to the land to restore, to set right and to lead and strengthen My holy people.
There are many areas, cities, towns, regions where there is nowhere for My holy people to assemble. Instead of My shepherds leaving the ninety and nine and ministering to the scattered ones, they have instead made temples for themselves and their “ministries”. Instead of loving Me and loving their neighbors, there has been a turning toward self and what is right in their eyes. Is love being manifested or religious activity? What kind of fast do I desire? What kind of service do I desire?
Look around you My holy people. Look around for others like yourselves. Assemble together those that are in like situations and condition; those that desire to see Me move. Assemble together and I will meet you. I will shepherd you. I will minister to you. Then I will send you out into the highways and byways and will show you how to minister My grace and My anointing to those in need. The new has begun.
By Jan Markell
Most patriotic and Christian Americans are stunned at what our leaders, both elected and appointed, are intentionally doing to this country. These are primarily godless people who loathe capitalism even though it is the only system that works in any country on the planet. So, much of America watches as the Left forces socialism (or Marxism) on us, destroys our economy, and couldn't care less what the American people think. They have no shame and virtually boast about their corruption. It seems to be a badge of honor.
But such behavior is not just a Democrat or Republican issue. The depravity of human beings is cross-denominational, cross-cultural, and affects every human being. Our very nature is fallen and those we esteem most highly can succumb to anything as a result. Corruption, greed, and selfishness are equal-opportunity character flaws.
But the "flaws" in America's leaders are, for some reason, "on display" before the entire world now. Of course they don't compare to a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or the mullahs of several violent nations, or the leaders who throw Christians into the gulags of North Korea. Those men are absolute evil.
Yet something is seriously wrong with some of America's people in high places. They have shut God out of everything. They mock and scorn Him. They laugh at righteous values.
America was built on the premise that our government derives it legitimacy from the "consent of the governed," but I guess that is now history. Many of America's leaders now want a secular humanist socialist machine running our nation with an agenda so corrupt it is staggering. For many, their god is government and others consider themselves a god. Their conscience is seared. Their heart has grown ice cold.
I believe God is allowing this to happen as a way of showing humanity that it needs a heart transplant. It has now been proven true -- although history has reminded us for centuries -- that the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. Today mankind does what is right in his own eyes. The Bible is not the standard. We can see how man is born a selfish sinner who must first be taught right from wrong. But God, because of His mercy, still reaches down and touches many. He transforms the lives of the most wretched every day!
Much of mankind is parading around like selfish fools. This is outlined in the Bible just as all else that is happening in our world is scripted in the Bible. Today's haughty and proud seem to be outlined in Romans 1:28-32: And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, malice, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
I guess that covers just about every negative character trait known to man! God seems to be shining a light on these people so they stand out in today's world as an exaggeration. But their character flaws are not exaggerations! Their characters are in need of a heart transplant. They need a Savior who promises to rescue them out of their selfish, greedy pit.
We all want to "save America." But too often the interpretation of "saving America" is turning more blue states into red states! Many don't understand that changing America's political parties is not enough to turn the nasty tide.
People are missing the root of the problem. Even if political conservatives win every election in 2010 and 2012, without a "heart change," our country will not recover. God is looking for renewed hearts and not renewed ballot boxes -- which is not a put-down of our civic duty to vote and support our Constitution. God established government, but He also made it clear that man seldom carries it out properly. He will when He rules from Jerusalem.
Two hundred years ago, philosopher Edmund Burke said -- and I paraphrase -- all that is necessary for evil to prosper is for good people to do nothing. Do what you can to turn the political tide, but remember that transforming the hearts of men is what is needed first.
If God was gracious enough to save you, He can reach the hearts of the most pompous politicians who are scheming evil plans for America behind closed doors and in dark, smoke-filled rooms. God can melt the hardest heart.