Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First, The Burning Judgements!

1Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment. 2Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. 3He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet. 4Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he. 5The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came. 6They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage. 7So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved. 8But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. 9Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. 10Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 11Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. 12Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. 13For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. 14Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. 15Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. 16Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel. 17When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. 18I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. 19I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: 20That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it. Isaiah 41: 1-20
My holy people; even in the midst of all the judgment and the squalor of your surroundings, there is the hope, there is the grace, there is the token – of My love to you.  I am ushering in harsh judgment that will be difficult for many to reconcile to a loving God, yet I tell you what you are seeing is just the start of many such judgments, many such calamities that will befall those that have worshipped after other gods, those who have forsaken their true love for another. These are not judgments of the world, but judgments upon My own house, upon the church, for running after other lovers, for running after those that will bring them no help whatsoever.
Many simply cannot comprehend the height and width and depth of My love in this. Many throw up their hands and say “where is God in this, where is at?” I tell you I am right in the middle of it, I am the author of it, I am the instigator of all these things. Why? Because of My great love for My Church.
Out of the ashes of failure and judgment, shall rise a people whose heart is wholly after Mine. There will be a revival that shall rebuild the waste places, a people that shall rebuild the waste places, and the world is not worthy of such a remnant, but nevertheless, it will happen with a certainty.
Down and out are those who are running after other lovers, but those around shall witness what I am doing, they will witness My Hand at work and out of this will rise a remnant that shall be willing to lay down their own agenda and take up Mine. Gone will be the preacher shows. Gone will be the powerless ranting. Gone will be the chaff. In its place shall arise a people who carry My wind, My oil and My fire. Through these shall come a freedom of moving in the Spirit that will be unlike any other. Instead of trying to get Me to bless what they do, they will seek Me with all their heart, listen to My counsel and follow Me. These are truly My disciples and these will be a powerful remnant in the earth.
Then I will open up rivers on the barren hills and wells down in the broad valleys. I will indeed turn the desert into a lake and dry ground into springs. Life and growth and beauty shall be born from ashes. Mighty oaks of righteousness shall be established. My Name will be lifted high and much fruit to Father’s glory shall be laid at His feet.
First must come the burning judgments. Then will come the brilliant flames of consecration.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Communion on the Moon:1969

Communion On The Moon July 20, 1969
This is an article by Eric Metaxas

Forty years ago two human beings changed history by walking on the surface of the moon. But what happened before Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong exited the Lunar Module is perhaps even more amazing, if only because so few people know about it. "I'm talking about the fact that Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface of the moon. Some months after his return, he wrote about it in Guideposts magazine.

And a few years ago I had the privilege of meeting him myself. I asked him about it and he confirmed the story to me, and I wrote about it in my book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask).

The background to the story is that Aldrin was an elder at his Presbyterian Church in Texas during this period in his life, and knowing that he would soon be doing something unprecedented in human history, he felt he should mark the occasion somehow, and he asked his minister to help him. And so the minister consecrated a communion wafer and a small vial of communion wine. And Buzz Aldrin took them with him out of the Earth's orbit and on to the surface of the moon.

He and Armstrong had only been on the lunar surface for a few minutes when Aldrin made the following public statement: "This is the LM pilot. I'd like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way." He then ended radio communication and there, on the silent surface of the moon, 250,000 miles from home, he read a verse from the Gospel of John, and he took communion. Here is his own account of what happened:

"In the radio blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine slowly curled and gracefully came up the side of the cup. Then I read the Scripture, 'I am the vine, you are the branches. Whosoever abides in me will bring forth much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing.

I had intended to read my communion passage back to earth, but at the last minute [they] had requested that I not do this. NASA was already embroiled in a legal battle with Madelyn Murray O'Hare, the celebrated opponent of religion, over the Apollo 8 crew reading from Genesis while orbiting the moon at

Christmas. I agreed reluctantly.

I ate the tiny Host and swallowed the wine. I gave thanks for the intelligence and spirit that had brought two young pilots to the Sea of Tranquility . It was interesting for me to think: the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the very first food eaten there, were the communion elements.

And of course, it's interesting to think that some of the first words spoken on the moon were the words of Jesus Christ, who made the Earth and the moon - and Who, in the immortal words of Dante, is Himself the "Love that moves the Sun and other stars."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

At The "Cross" Road

Crossroad has many informative articles on the Signs of the Times and this Revolution we are in. 

Yes!  We are IN a Revolution! And it's way past time to get your "Wisdom and Knowledge" in tact.

Get your "Pantry full and keep your Powder dry".

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people; And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Zechariah 12:3,9

Friday, March 18, 2011

Frank Woodruff Buckles Feb.1,1901-Feb.27,1911

Frank was born on February 1, 1901. At the age of 16, he witnessed the European theatre of World War I, serving in the United States Army as an ambulance driver. In World War II, he became a Prisoner of War in the Philippines and was imprisoned for 39 months. After his return, Frank settled down in West Virginia to his humble farm, where he lived until his death on February 27, 2011, at the age of 110.

Run With The King!

 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. Acts 17: 26-27

My holy people; My Great Heart yearns for you and for the companionship that I have made possible between us. In all that I am and all that I have done, nothing brings Me more delight than to have My children call out and then listen to Me. Are you listening? Have you reached out and found Me? My heart delights in those who intently listen, who rest their head upon My breast and listen to My Great Heart.

Many of you right now are entering a new time, a new time when you will flourish, when you will be able to move with stealth and agility to do new things and to accomplish much for My Kingdom. For many of you, right now is beginning an appointed time of this grace. Be sure that you continue listening. Be sure that you continue to reach out and find Me. Be sure that you continue to seek after knowing Me and following Me and trusting Me.

As you move under the flow of My anointing, it will become easy to do what you were unable to do not long ago. As My grace pours down over you and through you, it will become increasingly easy to forget to reach out to Me and to listen to Me. Resist this temptation, My holy people. Resist this temptation and cling to Me. It is only as you continue to reach out and find Me that your heart will be in alignment with Mine. You are in My Kingdom and I am your King. As you follow after My Great Heart, you will have your heart aligned with the King.

Don’t forget that it is not about you. Also don’t forget that it is not about Me either. It is about serving others in love. It is all about them.

When I came to serve on earth, I delighted to do Father’s will. I delighted to serve those that He gave Me. You see, it was not about Me. It was not about Father. It was about those that He gave Me.

He has given Me you … and He has given others to you. As you continue to reach out and find Me, you will be able to serve them in love, rather than in your own fleshly nature. Your fleshly nature is corrupt and there is nothing good in it. It drags everything down, even others. But as you reach out and find Me, you will continue in knowing My Great Heart and as you continue in knowing My Great Heart, you will serve those I have given you in love.

Today is a new day for you. Start out early seeking Me. Then follow after My Great Heart all day and see what can happen. See what can happen as you allow Me to lead you by My Great Heart instead of just following your own ideas and your own way today.

Today can be an adventure of sorts for you, if you will let it be. If you will turn loose of your own way of doing things and just follow after My Great Heart, life becomes an adventure. Filled with the Spirit and following My Great Heart; today will be like none other. It will be an adventure, as I lead and direct your steps.

Together My love, we will run through the villages. Together, My love, we will scale mountains and climb ever higher into My will and My way. Together, My love, we will gather fresh fruit for Father, laying it at His feet with great joy.

Oh, My love, My precious bride-to-be … My Great Heart delights in you and delights to be with you, each moment, each day. Won’t you dare to run with Me today? Won’t you dare to run with your King today?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Go Into The Ark

What will it take for humanity to "wake up" from the perilous direction we are headed? Apparently, a lot more than what we've seen. We have blown our "inheritance"—that is, we have spent our free will on developing a world without God that has led to democracies without justice, economies without balance, entertainment without restraint, and pleasures without moderation. But even as we sit morally bankrupt (and the widespread destruction of marriages and families is evidence of this), it has not been enough to correct the consciences of humanity. No… it appears there must also come a "famine" and then a "great stripping away" and "breaking of pride" that has set itself against God our Father. Not until the nations are up to their knees in the pig slop of self-made destruction, it seems, will they be capable of receiving an Illumination. And hence, the 7 Seals of Revelation must be definitively broken in order that the merciful justice of God—that is, letting us reap what we've sown—bring about an awareness of just how far we have fallen from grace.

And so, the night must fall; the darkness of this new paganism must take its course. And then, only then, it seems, will modern man be capable of distinguishing the "light of the world" from the "prince of darkness."
Ultimately, this is a message of hope: that God will not allow mankind to utterly destroy itself. He is going to intervene in a most sovereign and beautiful way. The coming Illumination, perhaps what is called the "6th Seal of Revelation" is going to be an opportunity for the prodigal sons and daughters to return home. Rather than descending upon the world in wrath, the Father will run to whomever will begin the journey home, and welcome them, no matter how grave or lost a sinner they have been.
While he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. Luke 15:20
What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? Luke 15:4
Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God. Rev 7:3
I know there are many parents whose children have left the Church. They are broken-hearted and afraid that their children will be lost for eternity. This, I'm sure, is the case for many of you who are reading this now. But listen carefully…
When the LORD saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth, and how no desire that his heart conceived was ever anything but evil, he regretted that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was grieved. So the LORD said: "I will wipe out from the earth the men whom I have created… I am sorry that I made them." But Noah found favor with the LORD. Gen 6:5-8
Noah was the only righteous soul God could find—but He saved Noah and his family.
Go into the ark, you and all your household, for you alone in this age have I found to be truly just. Gen 7:1
So, those of you whose children, siblings, spouses, etc. have fallen away from the faith: be like Noah. You be the righteous one, living in fidelity to God’s Word and interceding and praying on their behalf, and I believe God will grant them the opportunity and the graces to—like the prodigal son—come home, before the last half of this great storm passes over humanity:
I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers. Luke 15:18-19
God will grant those who receive His Mercy an Ark of refuge in the times that are coming.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Top 10 True Predictions For 2011

With all the problems the world is facing, it can be unsettling to the mind. Today, I will share with you ten predictions that are true!

Top 10 Predictions for 2011

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still honor the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.
Isn't it great to remember who is really in control and that "the Word of the Lord endures forever."
Sometimes we just need to be reminded of just "WHO" is really in control.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Fiery, Pure Heart

My holy people; the idolatry must stop. Do you desire Me to cleanse in My manner? I have promised not to send the flood again, but to send fiery destruction. Do you want fiery destruction? Then keep serving other gods in your life. Keep spending yourself on yourself and keep offering sacrifices to those things that only bring disgrace and dishonor to My Great Name.

You were made for much better than where you are living. You were made to scale walls, to triumph over your enemies, to do exploits and the impossible in My Name. You were made to bring heaven to earth. You were made to bring deliverance to the captives. You were made to make the blind see and the deaf hear. You were made to heal the sick and raise the dead. These are the things worth living for. These are the things worth seeking Me, finding Me and following Me.

For many years now, I have instituted a cleansing program within the Church. I am intent on making you pure and holy for My Great Name’s sake. This means separating you from what you serve, so that all remains is Me. I want undivided hearts serving and following Me. I want a nuclear family, not as the world models, but as heaven models. I want you to serve Me and Me alone. No other heart allegiances, but to Me.

You are made to have pure hearts, focused on loving Me. Then and only then, is your heart the way I desire it to be. You may want all the privileges, but without a pure heart, you really have nothing at all. I am in the business of purifying hearts, of purifying the hearts of those in My Church. It is you, not the world, that I am intent on bringing heart purification to. It is you My love that I desire to make clean and white and lovely. It is you, My precious bride-to-be, that I desire to have an undivided heart of love and affection toward Me.

Serve Me in love and you will see the great sea part before you, the raging enemy completely destroyed behind you, and My promised land ahead of you. Let your heart become completely Mine. Serve Me with a fiery, pure heart.