Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ebola and The Fall of Babylon

According to this article, Obama, his state department and DHS plan to bring in non-citizen African ebola patients to the US at a cost of over $300,000 per patient.

I asked the Lord about this, since this is His blog. Is there anything about this story that can be linked to you, your kingdom and our current situation as it is outlined in Your Word?  What does ebola and Obama and what is happening around us have to do with what is written in the Word of God?

I asked the Lord and within seconds Jeremiah 50-51 popped into my mind.  What does this story have to do with the fall of Babylon?  Jeremiah 50-51 talks about the two Babylons, the old one and the new one.  Both had destruction decreed against them.

There is a future Babylon that is discussed in Jer 50-51.  That Babylon has some key characteristics that can in no way be ascribed to ancient Babylon like:

23How broken and shattered
is the hammer of the whole earth!

Notice the word choice.  The Lord used whole earth and not "whatever nations existed on that side of the world at that time."  No, this future Babylon is the hammer of the whole earth.  Can any other nation take that mantle upon itself other than the United States?

Here again, same language:

7Babylon was a gold cup in the Lord’s hand;
she made the whole earth drunk.
The nations drank her wine;
therefore they have now gone mad.
8Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken.
Wail over her!


Not some of the nations in her region, the whole earth....

The nations drank her wine therefore they have now gone mad.  Who else exports the amount of war, porn, debt, political influence, filth out of Hollywood etc and the whole earth consumes it?  Where was the world trade center?  Where is the United Nations located?  There is no other, only America. The shoe fits only one.

The Lord will carry out his purpose,
his decree against the people of Babylon.
13You who live by many waters
and are rich in treasures,
your end has come,
the time for you to be destroyed.
14The Lord Almighty has sworn by himself:
I will surely fill you with troops, as with a swarm of locusts,
and they will shout in triumph over you.

Did ancient Babylon live by many waters?  It sat bordering the Persian Gulf and had two major rivers running through it, compare that to the waters America sits by, and the rivers running through America.  Again, no contest.

There is no amount of proof you can show some people, but the fact is America is being destroyed before our eyes, day by day.  Maybe ebola turns out not to be a big deal for America but her treasury is being plundered by acts such as this.  We can't even protect our own nurses and doctors so lets import more of this bio-safety level 4 pathogen.

It was said here when Obama was elected, the people do not get who they vote for, they get who they deserve.

29“Summon archers against Babylon,
all those who draw the bow.
Encamp all around her;
let no one escape.
Repay her for her deeds;
do to her as she has done.
For she has defied the Lord,
the Holy One of Israel.
30Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets;
all her soldiers will be silenced in that day,”


Simple question here, has America defied the Lord?  I don't know, perhaps taking prayer out of schools, removing ten commandments from every courtroom, promoting homosexuality and every form of immorality, and flaunting every sin known to man and God in the Lord's face might qualify.  You be the judge.

The same complacency that allowed all of this ^^ is also letting in destroyers like ebola.  How is America doing these days?  How is the economy?  How is her status in the world these days?  How is her weather?  How are food prices looking?  How is the social fabric holding up?  What is the status of one American's love for another these days?  Is the rest of the world better off?  Remember: 7Babylon was a gold cup in the Lord’s hand; she made the whole earth drunk.

Don't take my word for any of this, just look around.

What is the outlook for Babylon?

Jer 51:6“Flee from Babylon!
Run for your lives!
Do not be destroyed because of her sins.
It is time for the Lord’s vengeance;
he will repay her what she deserves.
7Babylon was a gold cup in the Lord’s hand;
she made the whole earth drunk.
The nations drank her wine;
therefore they have now gone mad.
8Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken.
Wail over her!
Get balm for her pain;
perhaps she can be healed.
9“ ‘We would have healed Babylon,
but she cannot be healed;
let us leave her and each go to our own land,
for her judgment reaches to the skies,
it rises as high as the heavens.’

and a final nail in the coffin for those who say Jeremiah 50-51 is all old news for a bygone nation.  An absolute direct irrefutable link between Jeremiah 51 and Rev 18.  Read Jeremiah 51 above and Revelation 18 below, see any similarities?

Rev 18:1And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was made bright with his glory.
2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the haunt of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich through the abundance of her luxury.
4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.
5For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

The people of this world are desperately clinging to their business as usual mindset, but when you read the book of Revelation and the Words of the prophets like Jeremiah you see that the Lord is going to get this worlds attention even if it means the end of them.  They will continue to deny and bury their heads through plagues and famines, supernatural signs the heavens and other supernatural disasters that stagger the imagination.  Through it all they will tell themselves if they just ignore it long enough it will all go away.  Not this time.

Is that it?  Just doom and more doom?  Not for the righteous.  If we repent and walk and talk with the Lord in faith and obedience.  We will have His peace and His protection.  All of us are not called to the same mission.  Some die martyrs, some do not.  Some are destined to be priests, some to be kings.

Rev 59And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10And have made us unto our God a kingdom and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

 Do all have the same mission?  Do all require the same training for their eternal destiny in Christ?  Or do we believe everything that happens to us on this earth is just suffering for no reason?

1 Cor 1212For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13For by one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14For the body is not one member, but many.
15If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
17If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?
18But now has God set the members every one of them in the body, as it has pleased him.

Now would be a good time to repent and perfect our walk with the Lord.  He has not given us confusion or a mission that is hard to understand:

Isaiah 3.10Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
11Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be done to him.

grace and peace

























Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dependence on the Lord

Here we are, halfway through the blood moon cycle and the two things that really stick out are 1.  Ebola and 2. Turmoil in the financial markets.

Who knows what is going to happen with ebola.  As things stand there have only been a handful of cases in the United States, but the way the hospitals and the government are handling this thing leaves the gate wide open for pandemic.

I know a local nurse who works one of the busiest ERs in the state and she says her hospital is doing nothing, zero to address the possibility of ebola showing up at their door.  No training, no equipment, no planning, they are doing zero.  What they are doing is acting like it is somebody else's problem, somewhere else and it will never show up at their doors.

Why mention this?  It is part of a larger problem the world has right now, called shortsightedness.  What this world wants, and what they desperately cling to is their business as usual routine.  Anything external that does not fit with what they want to see in the world is mentally blocked out.  "Just act like its not there and it will go away" has been the mentality for a very long time.  Does the Lord address this?

Matt 24:36‘And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known — not even the messengers of the heavens — except my Father only; 37and as the days of Noah — so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man; 38for as they were, in the days before the flood, eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, till the day Noah entered into the ark, 39and they did not know till the flood came and took all away; so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man. 40Then two men shall be in the field, the one is received, and the one is left; 41two women shall be grinding in the mill, one is received, and one is left.

What do we see here? ^^  Business as usual right up through and including Noah and family walking into the ark.

Where else do we see this?

Rev 920and the rest of men, who were not killed in these plagues, neither did reform from the works of their hands, that they may not bow before the demons, and idols, those of gold, and those of silver, and those of brass, and those of stone, and those of wood, that are neither able to see, nor to hear, nor to walk, 21yea they did not reform from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their whoredoms, nor from their thefts.


This ^^ is in Rev 9 at a point where the earth and those living on it have been ravaged.  Mass death, mass plague, mass pestilence, mass natural disaster all around the people and yet, what do they do?  Back to business as usual "neither did reform from the works of their hands."

So what?  As things go from bad to worse what can the righteous do?  Depend on and walk closely with their God.  That's it.  What has the Lord said?

Isaiah 3:10Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
11Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be done to him.

Tell the righteous it shall be well with them....

Bottom line here is live or die, prosper or suffer, rejoice or lament we walk with our God.  He is our shield, He is our provision, He is our protection, He is our deliverer, He is our joy and happiness and strength and treasure on this earth and in heaven.

What have we been called to?  What would the Lord have us do?  Watch and pray always, which means a continual focus on Him....

Luke 21:36Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

 For this writer, this scripture ^^ takes on a meaning that goes far beyond the rapture debate.  What does this Word call us to do?  Watch and pray...daily, always.  Ultimately this will come down to a daily walk with the Lord.  There is an escape coming, but what day?  Nobody knows and it is not worth arguing over.  Whats the point of all this effort the Lord has put into telling us things like this:

Matt 24:44Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.

Forget all the bickering and petty debating about "when."  Why?  The point the Lord is making to us all is DAILY, that means right now today readiness for Him is what He is looking for.  Thats right, if you are ready daily you will not be caught unprepared on "that day" whatever and whenever that day is.  Make sense?  Daily readiness, there is no argument whatsoever against it that holds any merit.  Daily readiness is what we have been called to, daily readiness is what we must lay hold of.

Daily readiness has no need for debate.  If we are walking and talking and at peace with our Lord, daily, how exactly will we miss what He has for us?  The Spirit leads us in all things, will He omit something important if we are walking with Him every day?  I think not.

 This greatly simplifies our doctrine and brings more clarity and less confusion.  Do what the Lord said to do, and what is that?  Be watching and ready always.  If you are walking with the Lord daily, will you be watching and ready always?  Yes.  We walk with Him and talk with Him and His Spirit leads us into all truth.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

Isa 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

How can we go wrong if we do what we were told to do?

grace and peace












Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ebola, Blood Moons, Rosh Hashanah

In this video we see that even the CDC full protective measures are not slowing ebola down.  Watch at the 11:05 mark or so where this doctor admits that in spite of wearing full protection the health care worker still caught the virus


So, we saw the first case of ebola in America seeking care at a Dallas hospital on Rosh Hashanah (9/26) and now that the second blood moon has signaled, both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 are staring back at us with two black eyes.

What does this tell us?  What are the chances that these major turning points in world history and judgments hinge on the Lord's days and signs?  The world can ignore the signs but they cannot ignore the consequences of the signs.  The Lord is not going away, there are two blood moons and an Adar 29 full solar eclipse yet to join in this destructive dance.

The people of this world have become very good at removing every sign of the Lord in the world (for example taking prayer out of schools, removing ten commandments from courthouses, etc).  Lets see if they can remove blood moons from the sky?  Can they remove ebola from cities?  So far they have been grossly unsuccessful.  That is what happens when men declare war on God, men lose....badly.

Mankind cares most about their safety and security, nothing else seems to get their attention.  What do ebola and the collapsing of the stock market have in common?  They both directly attack people's most basic need:  that of safety and security.  Why?  The Lord will get this world's attention, one way or another.  What is the book of Revelation about?  Revealing........revealing what?  The Lord Jesus Christ.  This world does not want Him, so they make war with God.  How ridiculously foolish.

Rev 6:7When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Am I saying we are seeing Revelation 6? No, but thats the really really bad news.  We aren't even to Revelation 6 yet and already we are seeing unstoppable plagues show up on the earth.  What will the final death toll be for this ebola outbreak?

What's the point?

Those who dismissed the blood moons as irrelevant have been proven to be quite shortsighted.  The Lord will be glorified.  He will be glorified in and through His people (the true Church) and through the destruction of the wicked.  Everything and everyone will play a part in the glorification of our Lord.  Kicking and screaming and resisting to the point of death, the wicked will bring glory to our God through their own destruction.  Not that our Lord wanted their destruction,

1 Tim 2:1I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth

but they chose an unwise path that path will be clearly displayed for all mankind to be the path of fools.

What's the good news in all this bad news?  Our Lord is being glorified, one way or another.  Mankind is facing one unwinnable battle after another for a reason, to direct their attention to God Almighty.

There is more good news for those of us who believe.  The Lord has made us promises, like this one:

Ps 913Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.



Either we will stand in our faith or we will not stand at all:
... If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.'"

Our faith has always been a matter of life and death, most people just do not realize it.  Now events are going way beyond "going to church" then wiping our hands of the Lord for the next 6 days until its time to be spiritually "serviced" again.  Real faith, and real belief are going to be tested as we lead into the days of Revelation.

At the beginning of 2014, I asked the Lord what He would have me do this year.  His reply?  1. Be a man who walks with God.  2. Do whatever good your hands find to do.  How hard is that?  Is the Lord asking too much from us?

Miracles

The Lord knows the beginning from the end and everything in between.  It is becoming apparent to this nobody who writes to you that the purpose of the past miracles in this nobody's life were to build faith for the miracles needed during the days of destruction we are witnessing all around us.  The testimony this nobody has offered to you is:  The Lord's miracle working power is alive and well this very day.  This writer writes to you today as a testimony, as one who has been there and seen the Lord's power work.  Yes that power worked for me but it serves as a testimony to YOU.

What has the Lord been telling us for thousands of years?

Heb 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2This is what the ancients were commended for.
3By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
5By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.”a For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.
8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because sheb considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.

Eph 2For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--

Luke 18:8
... However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

One would think after reading this ^^, faith might be important...

Through faith we are saved, and by lack of faith this world will be destroyed.

As this world circles the drain of destruction, let us remember our simple faith in a loving God who never wanted any of this.  What He wants is for all men to be saved, but men have chosen differently.

Today I offer you my testimony, the Lord can be trusted and everything He has said is true.  It is my testimony and your testimony and the testimony of all who believe combined with the blood of the Lamb that will overcome the enemy:

Rev 12  10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down.
11They triumphed over him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
12Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!

We are establishing a testimony every day we live by faith and walk with our God.  Our walk with our God is by faith and to the death.  We will live on the promises which we inherit by faith and patience.  We will bet our lives on these promises.  Either we will stand on our faith or we will not stand at all....

grace and peace

























Thursday, October 02, 2014

2015 Will Be Special

2015 will be special.  According to the Lord's calendar, 2015 is already here.  Rosh Hashanah this year went from sundown 9/24 through sundown 9/26 and guess what showed up on new years day?

America's first uncontained, unrestrained and unrecognized ebola patient:

On Sept. 26, he sought treatment at the hospital after becoming ill but was sent back to the northeast Dallas apartment complex where he was staying with a prescription for antibiotics. Duncan's sister, Mai Wureh, said he notified health-care workers that he was visiting from Liberia when they asked for his Social Security number and he told them he didn't have one.

And we have not even reached the second blood moon yet.  This year we have blood moon two on 10/8/14, A sackcloth sun on Adar 29-March 20, 2015 and Passover April 4, 2015.  Most people like to keep their head buried in the sand, but ask the people in Dallas, Texas if things just got real for them or not.

Rev 6:7When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

I understand that health officials in the United States have downplayed the possibility of ebola actually spreading in the U.S. along with their denial that it would even reach the U.S.  Well, they were wrong about ebola reaching the U.S. and we are about to see if it spreads in the U.S.  What is ebola?  It is a plague.  Really?  What do plagues do?  Infect and kill lots of people.  What does ebola do?  Infect and kill lots of people.  Simplistic?  Yes.  Accurate?  Yes.

So we have plague on Americas shores now, so what?  People need to repent and seek the Lord's face.  Read your Bibles and see that most people in most places did not repent and were destroyed.  The few times people did repent, the Lord did relent.

Bottom line?  Everything, and I mean everything that could go wrong or be headed in the wrong direction is going wrong and headed in the wrong direction for the group of people living on planet earth right now.  What this means is, without the Lord's provision and protection we are all in alot of trouble and there is no other way of escaping this trouble.

I know the ebola plague is deadly and serious, but I have promises:

Ps 914He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

Yes, I will take precautions like anyone else would but I know where my real protection comes from.  Here we have an example of real pestilence that stalks in the darkness and real plague that destroys at midday: ebola.  Anyone who doubts this can ask around in Africa these days about how many are currently dead and dieing.

Either the promises are real or they are not.  Either the provision and protection of our Lord is real or it is not.  This takes the discussion of what we believe light years away from the snake oil salesmen preachers who have never uttered the word "repent" to a life and death belief and faith that will decide what happens to us.

We either stand on our faith or we will not stand at all.  This is the same message you have been reading from this nobody for years, just in a different package.  The Lord delivers, the Lord provides.  This nobody has seen multiple miracles for me and my family over the years.  Nobody can erase that testimony.  I have lived in the Lord's power and it is real.  This person who writes to you is a nobody, so if these miracles happened for him what will the Lord do for you?  There are no special persons with the Lord, what He does respect is faith and His Word.

The sources I have indicate that we have about 1 year left of stock market boom, then that is going in the tank too, right around the time of the last blood moon on tabernacles 9/28/15.  That will get most people's attention as the wallet is the only thing many people focus on.  The blood moons are here right now and screaming for our attention.  That attention should be directed to the Creator, Lord God Almighty.

Eventually He will get everybody's attention...everybody:

Rev 6:15Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide usf from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17For the great day of theirg wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”

Who is this message for?  One from a city, a handful from a region.  The few, the remnant who will listen.

Jer 3:14 "Return, faithless people," declares the LORD, "for I am your husband. I will choose you--one from a town and two from a clan--and bring you to Zion.

grace and peace





































Sunday, September 28, 2014

Feast Of Trumpets 2014-No Rapture

Surprised?  Not really right?  There is a very probability on any given day or month or year that the Lord is coming down to the clouds to call us up.  But....one day it will happen.  Time is testing all of us.  How many will not make it because they failed the test of time?  What do you mean fail the test of time brother D, what do you mean not make it?  What does the Word say?

Rev 3.10Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

There are many who turn back to the world out of boredom or impatience.  Again, what does the Word say?

Matt Be Ready
44Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.
45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them food at the proper time?
46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing.
47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;
49And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards;
50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Yes, the Lord delays His coming but nobody guaranteed any of us that our heart continues to beat tomorrow.  The Lord could call any of us home at any time.  That means our readiness must be all the time, not on special days or weeks or months, always.  Always?  Yes, always....

Luke 21:36Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

In about a week and a half the 8th of October and the second blood moon will be upon us.  The first bloon moons (spring) are the yellow lights (caution), the fall blood moons are red lights (stop, warning).  Watch and see what happens after this second blood moon.  This world is in for a punch to the gut that will buckle it over onto its knees.

How do we avoid all of these things coming upon the entire world?  Take shelter in Christ.  No, this is not just a figure of speech.  Jesus Christ and the Spirit of the Living God is real protection, real shelter, a real fortress.  The protection and shelter are REAL.

In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues;
you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.

I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your
wings.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 


Isa 25.1O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things; your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
2For you have made of a city a heap; of a fortified city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
3Therefore shall the strong people glorify you, the city of the terrible nations shall fear you.
4For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

And the examples in the Word go on and on.  This nobody who writes to you today can testify that His Word is true and can be trusted to the utmost.  If He says He is a shelter, He is a shelter.  If He says He is a refuge from the storm, He is a refuge from the storm.

This writer is proof in the flesh that the Lord God does not lie and His Word is true.  A storm is coming, trust Him...

grace and peace