Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Curse Upon The Land

A curse is upon the land:

5Thus says the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.
6For he shall be like the shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited.
7Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
8For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when the heat comes, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be anxious in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Do you think this curse is still in effect?  Look around and you tell me.  How many Christians tell you during (s)election season that you have to vote in order to make a difference?  They give you a hundred reasons why you have to vote for devil A over devil B because of 1, 2, 3 etc.  Where is their trust?  Where is their hope?  Where in the Word does it tell us to be part of the world systems and kingdoms in order to make a difference?  When did Jesus vote in the Roman system?  Where did Paul go to vote?

Whats the point?  People trusting in mankind leads to a curse.  Why?  Our trust and hope is to be in the Lord our God.  We are strangers and aliens here:

... Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from
fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.


Many of us need miracle power.  We need constant miracles and prayers answered just to survive day to day.  Show me the miracles the world offers you?  I do not know of any.  What has hoping in this world gained anyone?  It has gained them a curse....

What did the Lord say?

7Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

We need prayers answered and we need miracles, we must trust and hope in our Lord alone.  He is our source, He is our provider, He is our shelter, He is our protector, He is our peace, He is everything and anything we need when we need it.  Apart from Him we have nothing

I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing." .

He is our treasure in heaven and He is our treasure here on earth.  He Himself is all these things and apart from Him we have nothing.  So where should our trust and our hope be?

Why is this world spiraling around the drain of destruction?  Why are the systems of this world falling apart?  Why is there no peace?  Why are there lies and deceit everywhere we turn?

... There is no peace for the wicked," says my God. 

Men have turned to men for their salvation.  This is not a new story, it is one repeated time and again throughout history.  Each and every time has resulted in decay and destruction.

In a world like this, and with a view on history, what type of people should we be if we hope to escape such destruction?

1 Thess 5
4But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 7For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.11Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Putting on faith?  Yes, faith.  Faith in who or what?  Faith in the Lord our God whose presence and power answers every need for those of us who belong to His kingdom.  We are in this world but not of this world.

Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. 


This is a message of encouragement.  The curse on this world is obvious for those with eyes to see, but we are not of this world.  Let us put our full hope and trust in our Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit which are One, the only One who can deliver as the world implodes around us.

grace and peace












Friday, September 05, 2014

A Warning Of Coming Judgement

The people of America who call themselves Christians like to claim the God of Israel as their own as long as they can cast Him as a one dimensional God.  They love the God of love.  They love the God of mercy and they love the God of grace.  They reject the God of righteousness, justice, judgement and wrath.  Our God cannot and will not be placed in a one dimensional box by anyone.

What point are we driving at today?  The God of Israel who judged the children of Israel for their sins and iniquities and backslidings will also judge the Christians of America in the same way.  The people of America deceive themselves when they say "our God would never do that to us!"  But they fail to see that He is already doing it.  Because judgement has not fallen in full measure in one day they believe the lies the world tells them to explain away the evils befalling this people on every side.

What has the Lord said to His children before when they acted as the people of this world act?

To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
Jer 6:11Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children in the street, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
12And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD.
13For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest everyone deals falsely.
14They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
15Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I punish them they shall be cast down, says the LORD.
16Thus says the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it.
17Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
18Therefore hear, you nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
19Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.

This is a land (America) that has outright rejected the counsel of the Lord, they have rejected it.  What do you mean brother, can't you see all the people 'going to church' every Sunday and mouthing the Word of the Lord spoon fed to them by their hired hand preachers?  Yes, I see it.  I see the preaching and teaching of a "love only god" and a "grace only god" and a "mercy only god."  The people choose what pleases them and disregard all the rest.

Jer 512They have lied about the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:
13And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

Where is your proof brother?  Isn't this all just your opinion?

Fact: light drives out darkness every time without exception.

That ^^ is not my opinion, it is a fact and what we see encroaching on America, which has mega-churches on every corner of every city across the land, is darkness.  If the churches were full of light, darkness would have to flee, it has no choice.  Go turn on a light in a dark room and see how long it takes for the light to drive darkness out....but it is not happening in America or across the world.  Why?  Because what this world calls light is darkness...

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light
for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter

The Lord has given us the solution while He addresses the problem:

16Thus says the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls. 

But the people reject His solution:

But they said, We will not walk in it.

The Lord has given us the solution.  If we are the problem, we are also the solution.  Individually, we are the solution.  The Lord does not need a mega-church full of people to accomplish anything on this earth.  He can work through one.

Jer 3"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.

Today's Christianity likes to pretend they are exempt from anything that happened to the children of Israel.  "But we have Jesus," they say, and I thank God for Him but what did Jesus say?

6If a man abides not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

What does abide mean?

: to stay or live somewhere
: to remain or continue

Stay, live, remain, continue in the same place.  If once a person did good but now they do evil, did they abide in the same place?  No, they have moved from good to evil....

Why all the doom brother?  Can't you tell us something pleasant?  What has the Lord said?

Ecc 72It is better to go to a house of mourning
than to go to a house of feasting,
for death is the destiny of everyone;
the living should take this to heart.
3Frustration is better than laughter,
because a sad face is good for the heart.
4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

Surely the Lord was correct when He told us what people would be like today:

2 Tim 3 :1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4Traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts,
7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

When we see the evils coming upon the world that we see today, shouldn't we turn our hearts fully toward the Lord our God?  The reasoning and thinking like men is how the world got itself into this mess, yet people continue to seek the counsel of man to get out of this mess, isn't that abit insane?  What mankind needs is the counsel and power of God Almighty.  We are facing a spiritual onslaught that no man can stand up under without the power of Almighty God to hold them up.

The time to sound the alarm, for ourselves if nobody else, is today.

grace and peace




































When Push Comes To Shove

When push becomes shove a person can no longer hide their head in the ground.  The threats to humanity that are now moving across the globe, know no borders.  Ebola does not respect borders, neither do weather events, nor does militant islam.




This world has rejected our Lord Jesus Christ, so He has given them militant Islam.  We see all kinds of groups within the United States and around the world who have fought to remove everything Christian from our society, but when it comes to militant Islam they are strangely silent.




And this ^^ is happening all across the western world.  What do the people do?  Roll over and play dead.  The problem is they rejected peaceful Christianity which does not put a boot on your neck and taking its place is militant Islam which will place a boot on your neck.

This take over is not something that is coming, it is something that is here and intensifying day after day.  Most people are content to bury their head in the ground and wish it all away, but it is not going away.  The days of peaceful head in the ground blissful ignorance are quickly coming to an end.

If America and the rest of the world choose to reject the Creator, they will get the devil instead.  Power abhors a vacuum.  Sin comes with a price: death.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord

History repeats itself because people do not learn.  How many times did Israel reject the Lord and His ways and what was the outcome?  And they are/were children of God.  If the punishment of the children is death, what will become of the world when it thumbs its nose at the Lord God?

Rev 2:22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

^^ This is one of the Churches He is talking to....

Push has come to shove.  All the middle ground is evaporating before our eyes.  We either stand on our faith and solidify the relationship with the Lord our God, or we will not stand at all.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling
and election.

... If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.'"


grace and peace

































Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Lord Knows What He Is Talking About. How Old is This Prophesy?

Sept 4, 2014.  Even now it is in progress.  Truly we serve an awesome God.


Isa 17.1 A prophecy against Damascus: "See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.



Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Russia and Ukraine

I pray for the peace and protection of all the brothers and sisters in Christ in Russia and Ukraine.  The Lord has given me a specific love for you to the point where I spent years learning the Russian language (and still only know a little bit).

благодать вам и мир от Бога Отца нашего и Господа Иисуса Христа.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ



Pray For The Gift of Prophecy

It is time to take the Lord at His Word and ask Him (continually until we receive) for every Spiritual gift He is willing to give us.  What has the Lord told us?

1 Cor 14.1Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. 2For anyone who speaks in a tonguea does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. 3But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. 4Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church. 5I would like every one of you to speak in tongues,b but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues,c unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.

Let us begin to pray daily to receive all of the gifts, but especially prophecy.  One who prophecies is a prophet, we need some prophets after the Lord's own heart.  I pray that the Lord will give me this gift so the church may be edified.  I pray the Lord will give you this gift so the church may be edified.  Why are prophets needed right now, today?

But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.

If ever there was a time when those in Christ needed strengthening, encouraging and comfort it would be today.

I am guilty of not pestering the Lord for these gifts daily.  The gifts are there and our Lord told us to ask for them so He can give them to us.  Some people tell us prophets do not exist today and looking at the spiritual landscape I would tend to agree as long as we do not count false prophets.  Let us begin to ask the Lord continually until we receive for these gifts, especially prophecy.

The darkness grows every day, but we are salt and light in this world

Matt 5:13You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its savor, how shall it be salted? it is thereafter good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under a bushel, but on a lamp stand; and it gives light unto all that are in the house.
16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Our Lord will be glorified.  I pray that with the gifts He gives to us He will receive even more glory which He so richly deserves.  We were created for this purpose, to bring glory to His Name.

Isa 43.7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."

Salt preserves by preventing rot, and light drives out darkness.  Let us lay hold of our Lord through prayer and receive these gifts so we preserve and drive out darkness for His glory while we live on the face of this earth.

please add this request to your prayers, pray that all those in Christ may receive every Spiritual gift He is willing to give us for the edification of the Body.

grace and peace











Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Coming Slaughter

We know from the book of Revelation that a slaughter is coming on an unimaginable scale.  The opening salvo is found in Rev 6:

Rev 6:7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, Come and see.
8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the living creatures of the earth.

A fourth part is 25%, and by last count there are around 7 Billion people in the world, so do the math.  That's 1.75 Billion people dead.  Why?

Isaiah 65:11But you are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
12Therefore will I number you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did evil before my eyes, and did choose that in which I delighted not.

Up through this very day, the recent history of this world has been one of warning and patience.  This writer's problem in past years was not to fully grasp our Lord's patience, how long suffering He really is and how long He waits for people to turn around and repent.  But we know that long suffering and patience will come to an end.  When it does it will result in slaughter but this is not the reason for today's post.

Today's post is written to provide the good news.  If we read on in Isaiah 65, we see the Lord contrast "His servants" with "you" (the wicked in the text):

13Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed:
14Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall wail for anguish of spirit.
15And you shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay you, and call his servants by another name:
16That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from my eyes.

There is a reward and a reason to love and worship our God other than just because we have to.  This world and its systems are spiraling down into the drain of history.  If recent history has taught us anything it is that the present day status quo can last into the future for years....

Back in 2007 I would have told you no way in 2014 could things still be limping along 'business as usual' but they are.  What does that mean?  Could things continue to limp along until 2020 or 2030?  Absolutely.  Yes, the Lord could appear at any moment (in the clouds not the second coming) but He can also cause us to wait.

We must be ready for both.  Nobody promised us tomorrow, this could be our last day who knows?  People die every day.  We could also be here for years to come, working out our salvation with patience

Phil 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

This world is headed for destruction, but we must be counted as His servants.  While we live as His servants we have a heritage and a supply in Him and of Him:

13Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed:
14Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall wail for anguish of spirit.
15And you shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay you, and call his servants by another name:
16That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from my eyes.

We are a needy people.  When we ask of the Lord we should never tell Him "I promise I will never ask you for anything again" as the world does.  That reveals a worldly mindset.  We should promise Him that we will bury Him in prayers in requests:

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying 


and let us not forget to pray in the Spirit on all occasions.  This is a lesson I had forgotten and the Lord brought back to my mind just recently.  We have an enemy who is very subtle and active who constantly works to suppress our prayer life.  Let us give him a battle, we must pray and continue to pray.

I challenge you to try to overwhelm our God with prayers and requests.  This nobody thinks such efforts can only end well.  Ask, seek, knock and continue to ask, seek and knock with great perseverance and long suffering and let us expect results from our God from such efforts:

Psalm 625My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe
that you have received it, and it will be yours.

The Lord has made us many promises, but not all people inherit.  Those who inherit do so through faith and patience:

... indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to
inherit God's promises because of their faith and endurance.


Keep the faith, be patient and continue to ask the Lord for all things with many many MANY prayers and requests.  Try to overwhelm Him :)  He loves you...

grace and peace
































Tuesday, August 26, 2014

No Peace For The Wicked

Isaiah 57:20But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
21There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

Look around at the world and tell me what you see.  The world (and especially America) have kicked the Lord out, and what is their reward?  Peace is removed.  What did the Lord say?

21There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

America is turning into a military camp, look at Ferguson, MO for a recent example.  I just read an article that said we are 800% more likely to be killed by an American policeman than a "terrorist."

What happens when the Lord is kicked out of a society?  Oppression comes in and peace goes out.  Who is to blame?  The people, you and I.  Not Obama, not the police, not the new world order, we are to blame.  Proof?  Sure:

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Does this look like healed land to you?

Yes, I know there are a million excuses for it.  "Oh, its just global warming!" or "Its just a cycle, its perfectly normal."  Yea, they will be saying the same things during the tribulation when the seas turn to blood and all the green grass is burned up etc etc.  "This is all normal!" Really?

Politicians the world over are now completely and utterly corrupt.  Why?  The people have been given the leaders they deserve.  Again, where is the proof?  Read the history of Israel.  When the nation repented and did what was pleasing in the Lord's sight, what happened?  When the nation rebelled and fell into unrepentant sin, what happened?  Simple questions and you know the answers....

The good news is if we are the problem we are also the solution.  The bad news is the book of Revelation predicts what the people will choose and the results.

Is all lost?  No, there was always a remnant, a few who chose the Lord and His ways.  We are called to be that remnant, the called out ones who separate themselves from this world and its Babylonian systems and ways to do what pleases the Lord.

I believe the Lord brought these things to mind as I was considering the state of affairs here in the United States and around the world.  The Lord said it, and we are seeing it.  There is no peace for the wicked.

grace and peace
















Monday, August 18, 2014

Be Ready

Matt 24:44Therefore 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?

The entire world will mourn at the presence of our Lord.  That says alot about the spiritual condition of the world.


30“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earthc will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory

Why would they all mourn?  We know why, they never wanted Him and now they will be forced to face Him.

We must remember to be watching and ready at all times.

grace and peace