Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blood Moons and Fall 2015

I forget what I was doing a few days ago when I was thinking about the lunar tetrad and what they mean.  Clearly the Lord spoke into my head "they are building up to something."  Thats it.  No one of the blood moons is special in itself, they are all four building up to something at the end.  That end is in the fall of 2015.

I have lost track of the number of warning signs and signals all pointing to next Sept/Oct time-frame.  Apparently this world is in for something that is really not good.  So what?  So, we cannot say we were not warned.  And why does the Lord warn us?  So we can be circumspect in our walk with Him.  So we can look at this world and everything that is happening around us from a different perspective.  Many things are coming to an end and some things are just beginning and all of it (or most of it) involves severe tribulation for this world.

The Lord uses the word tribulation in different contexts in His Word but in general it means a hard road for those walking on it.

... There will be tribulation and distress for every human being
who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek 

The homosexual agenda and the absolute sickening level of sexual content everywhere we look around us begs for redress.  This past week a muslim imam said the opening blessing in the capital building in the United States.  Problem?  You bet it is.  This country was not founded on muslim values or muslim ethics or muslim people of any sort or fashion.  This country was founded on Christian ideals and ethics and value by Christian men and women.  That is a historical fact that can in no way be tainted or altered by those who would dilute and destroy us.

The Lord will not be mocked.  His kingdom is coming....and the wicked should tremble.  The entire tribulation is about payback and setting things right.  While we patiently wait for this setting things aright time, we can watch the signs of its coming in the heavens.  We are halfway through the lunar tetrad and the events surrounding us promise destruction that makes the ears tingle.  Next fall is the culmination of these lunar signs in the sky, then we will see what the Lord has in store for this world.

In fact, we already know the "what" as it is clearly spelled out for us by the prophets and in the book of Revelation.  The question is "when" and these lunar eclipses hint at a time not so far away.  As always we will wait patiently and watch the unfolding of the Lord's plan to set things right.  Only a fool would want the events of the tribulation to be upon them but I have to say I am not sad at the prospect of the wickedness of this world being shoved back down the wicked's throat instead of being forced upon us.  Are any of you tired of having sexual perversions of every flavor force fed to you?  Are you tired yet of the anti-Christ culture and growing boldness of the enemy attacking everything we stand for?  I hate all of it.  This world and the things of this world are coming to an end, THANK GOD.

Every good story has an antagonist and some kind of big problem that has to be worked through in order for the story to hold our attention.  We are living through just such a story.  In the end, we will rule the nations with our God, with a rod of iron....

Rev 2.26And he that overcomes, and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to pieces: even as I received of my Father.

That rod of iron will deal with the things that distress us today, we just have to be patient.  Glory to God.

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Rewards and Punishment

Rev 2 22  if they may not repent of their works, 23and her children I will kill in death, and know shall all the assemblies that I am he who is searching reins and hearts; and I will give to you — to each — according to your works24‘And to you I say, and to the rest who are in Thyatira, as many as have not this teaching, and who did not know the depths of the Adversary, as they say; I will not put upon you other burden; 25but that which ye have — hold ye, till I may come; 26and he who is overcoming, and who is keeping unto the end my works, I will give to him authority over the nations, 27and he shall rule them with a rod of iron — as the vessels of the potter they shall be broken — as I also have received from my Father; 28and I will give to him the morning star29He who is having an ear — let him hear what the Spirit saith to the assemblies.

It is important to understand what our works get us.  Too many preachers and teachers downplay the importance of our works.  What does the Lord say?  "and I will give to you — to each — according to your works"  In this case He is talking about giving out punishment and He says He will kill their children off.  Anyone who has kids can understand what this is.  Our most prized possessions, the dearest objects of our heart will be ripped away.  That's what the Lord is talking about here, depending on our works.  I suppose we should be paying more attention to our works...

On the other hand, what does the Lord say?

26and he who is overcoming, and who is keeping unto the end my works, I will give to him authority over the nations, 27and he shall rule them with a rod of iron — as the vessels of the potter they shall be broken — as I also have received from my Father; 28and I will give to him the morning star

Those of us who do His will to the end, who overcome will rule the nations with a rod of iron.  Notice the plural here, not nation but nations.  Unlike the politicians of our day who have a million different things to worry about, we will have few things to worry about.  We will not be voted out of office, there will be no secret overthrow of our reign, there will be no possible way for the brightest or strongest of all the nations to circumvent our authority.  We will rule them with a rod of iron....THANKS BE TO GOD.


Our Lord lays out a convincing case for what we get depending on our works.  Do works matter?  You bet they do.  What kind of works are we talking about?  Well, what has the Lord told us to do?  Let the Spirit be your guide but what stands out to me, what has been impressed on this writer's heart are faith and obedience.  These are the "works" our Lord has impressed me the most with.  If we are walking and talking with our God daily, in a loving and faithful relationship, should we be looking over our shoulders in fear of our Lord's retribution?  It seems to me that during our daily walking and talking the Lord is going to bring up areas we need to get cleaned up.  The Lord has made Himself very clear with this writer about things He is not please with.  I know without a doubt when there is a problem and something needs to go, He does not fool around with these things and I do not have to wonder whether or not He wants something to go.  It is made crystal clear, that has been His dealing with me. 

This should have some applicability to you as well.  Where is the law or the doctrine against a simple faith in Christ and walking in obedience with Him?  How will we be ashamed if we are daily bringing our burdens and questions and faith and requests to Him?  He is a God who speaks to His people whether people realize it or not.  We are not talking about an audible voice here, we are talking about the infinitely different ways He has of communicating with us.  

The Lord does speak to us through impressions on the heart, through leaping Words off the pages of the Bible, through other people, through circumstances of all different kinds.  Surely He is a God who speaks.  To give you an example of something weird, the other night I was watching that show "the Voice" where Taylor Swift is a guest helping out the judges.  She was talking to one of the contestants when she said something to the effect that "if you are just coasting, you are backsliding."  Those were not the exact words but my ears perked right up and my heart instantly turned to the Lord.  She actually used the word backsliding.  Taylor Swift speaking the mind of God to people?  I am sure she had no idea what she was saying to me personally.  Anyhow, that is one tiny example of the manifold ways our Lord has of communicating with His people.  It can be anyone, anything, anyhow and He can get His message through to those with ears to hear what the Spirit is saying.

The punishments are devastating, and the rewards are awe inspiring.  Our works count, but the real lesson here (in this writer's mind) comes back to daily communion, walking and talking with our Lord in complete obedience.  If there are things that need to be cleaned up in our life, lets clean them up.  Ask the Lord for what you need.  Walk with Him.  Talk with Him.  This is not about 8 hour marathon prayer sessions on your knees, I am talking about moment to moment communion with Him.  This walking and talking with the Lord has been a continual emphasis with this writer over 2014.  Be a man (or woman) who walks with God, and do whatever good your hands find to do.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Watch


This one ties in with what was posted yesterday (become ye ready).

MArk 13.33Take heed, watch and pray, for ye have not known when the time is; 34as a man who is gone abroad, having left his house, and given to his servants the authority, and to each one his work, did command also the porter that he may watch35watch ye, therefore, for ye have not known when the lord of the house doth come, at even, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or at the morning; 36lest, having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping; 37and what I say to you, I say to all, Watch.’

The number one issue the mid-trib, post-trib and pre-wrath folks fall on the sword on is this one right here.  Watch...Tied in with this is Luke 21 which also tells us to watch always and pray.  According to the 'other' tribulation theories, Words like Mark 13.33-36 are nonsense.  According to their manmade doctrine there is no reason to watch always as our Lord (according to them) cannot come back before x,y,z happens.

The problem with those who tell you not to bother to watch for the Lord every day is by the time they find out they were wrong it will be too late.  Or do they not take the Lord at His Word on any point, including what the Lord said over and over about this:

watch ye, therefore, for ye have not known when the lord of the house doth come, at even, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or at the morning; 36lest, having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping;

He is coming suddenly without advance notice.  lest, having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping;

That means the Lord shows up and oops, it was sudden, a surprise and they have been teaching people for years it could not happen.

I have a question, who among men knows with 100% certainty that their understanding of the book of Revelation, the Words of the prophets, and everything about the rapture are absolutely positively 100% correct?  I will tell you that there are many things I do not understand and still require the Lord's guidance.  There are mysteries wrapped up in mysteries that leave me scratching my head.

So, when there are things in the Word that a.  we do not have 100% certainty on and b.  are very important, what do we do?  Focus on the things we do have certainty on and ask the Lord for guidance on the rest.

What are we certain about?  The Lord told us to watch.  For what?  We are certain we are to watch FOR HIM.

watch ye, therefore, for ye have not known when the lord of the house doth come

They are watching for the Lord ^^^.....

Again, there is no doctrine, and no wisdom and no superior argument that can in any way trump a continual, daily watching for the Lord.  What is your obedience like if  the Lord could return today?  What is your walk with Him like if the Lord could return today? What petty sins will you do away with if the Lord could return today?

Remember, the Lord teaches continual watching for Him, this is not something brother D dreamed up.  Does this teaching perfect holiness, faith and obedience?  You bet it does.  And where is the argument against that?

Remember Occam's razor:
The most useful statement of the principle for scientists is
"when you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better.

How simple is it for us to live in faith and obedience because our Lord told us to watch for Him continually so we do it (because He told us to).

Give us each day our daily bread

We walk our walk with the Lord day by day.  The truth is, I cannot think of a higher honor for any man or woman than this:  after they leave this earth it can be said "they were a man or woman who walked with God."
If the Lord said to watch for Him, all the time, that is not something I am uncertain about.  Because I am certain of what He meant I must do it....

Why is this important at a time like this?  The distractions and travail this world is going through will only get worse.  With more distraction comes more temptation to take our eyes off of the one thing that matters:

Luke 21:34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

What is this one thing that matters?

Luke 10. 41“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42but few things are needed—or indeed only one.f Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”


Mary was sitting at the Lord's feet....

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Monday, November 03, 2014

Become Ye Ready



MAtt 24:42Watch ye therefore, because ye have not known in what hour your Lord doth come; 43and this know, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief doth come, he had watched, and not suffered his house to be broken through; 44because of this also ye, become ye ready, because in what hour ye do not think, the Son of Man doth come.


This ^^ really sums up the heart of what the Lord has been getting at with me for some time.  Become ye ready.....

Why not write about all the things the devil is doing in the world, all his threats and plans?  They don't really matter.  Why not?  The devil has wanted to kill all of us, all the time, from the very beginning.  So whats new?

Why not write about the signs all around us of the Lord's arrival?  Earthquakes are still singing away, volcanoes are popping off by the dozen, fish and birds continue to die off by the millions why not write about it?  Because we already know what is coming, we have beat that horse to death.  That, and the Spirit of the Lord told me to stop.

Everybody knows what is coming, the Lord could not have been more clear.  The million dollar question is when?

When will all these things happen?  We do not know.  It appears that it is enough for us to know we are in the season when these things will happen.  Knowing we are in the season, the rational and prudent will prepare.  Prepare for what?  The presence of the Lord.  We do not need to argue over the rapture or the second coming, how nice!  What we absolutely must do at all costs is "become ready."  Why?

44because of this also ye, become ye ready, because in what hour ye do not think, the Son of Man doth come.

Because the Son of Man doth come and we have no idea on what day He is going to show up.  Fact is, we do not need to know.  What know He is coming and we know we need to prepare for His arrival.  I do not know for sure if I personally am going to meet Him on the ground here on earth first or in the clouds first or in heaven first.  The Lord said there is an escape from all that is about to happen but He did not promise any of us we would not die off before the escape arrives.  Who knows when our last day might be?  Only He knows.  Therefore we must be ready, today and every day.

There is no doctrine, and no law, nor any argument that holds up against daily readiness to meet the Lord.  The Lord Himself has hammered this point home over and over again yet there are still those people who argue "yes we can know."  Every single person who has told us they know the day or hour has been wrong.  All of them, wrong.  Yes, we have highlighted the Lord's feast days here as possible days for the Lord to call us up to the clouds and I still see nothing wrong with that however there are many days between feast days and nobody promised us we would live to see the next one.

The point is, today is the day to become ready.  If we walk and talk with the Lord each and every day, how will we be caught unprepared on the day we stand face to face with Him?  If we walk in faith and obedience today, do we need to worry about tomorrow?  No, tomorrow will take care of itself.

At the beginning of 2014 the Lord told this writer to 1. Be a man who walks with God and 2. Do whatever good your hands find to do.  If we are doing these things, will we be unpleasantly surprised on the day the meet the Lord face to face?

Our readiness must be a daily thing.  Today we must be ready to this end:

45‘Who, then, is the servant, faithful and wise, whom his lord did set over his household, to give them the nourishment in season? 46Happy that servant, whom his lord, having come, shall find doing so; 47verily I say to you, that over all his substance he will set him.

We are ready today so we will be found as faithful and wise when our Lord does come.  That's it.

Daily readiness does not require 4,000 page dissertations or 3 hour long arguments to prove who is right about what.  Daily readiness is simple and it cuts right to the point.  Our Lord is coming and we do not know when.  Our goal is to be found as faithful and wise servants on the day we meet our Lord face to face.  Special days are great to watch for the Lord's arrival but we are watching every day, not just feast days, or holidays or what have you.  Every day...

Does daily readiness meet with the Lord's approval?  Do your own research but I will leave you with this:

Luke 21:34‘And take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts may be weighed down with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day may come on you, 35for as a snare it shall come on all those dwelling on the face of all the land, 36watch ye, then, in every season, praying that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.’

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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.

Babylon is falling, right before our very eyes.  Today it is a trickle of destruction, some day it will be a flood.  This ebola thing is a sample of what is to come but not just for Babylon.  Today's slow but steady stream of bad news is a window of opportunity for people to wake up and repent.  It is a window for the righteous to perfect their walk with the Lord and prepare themselves for His presence.  Nobody knows when things will happen but we know what (promises in the book of Revelation, Daniel, Jeremiah, Isaiah etc) are about to happen.  The time to prepare is now.



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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