Saturday, February 06, 2016

Proclaim My Praise


Isaiah 43: 20The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.

Don't miss out on this one, read to the end.  ^^This is more important than current events.  This is how we transform the landscape around us.  This is how we transform our own lives.  What is brother d talking about?  Praising Him.  What's the big deal?  The big deal is the misery, and the depression, and the frustration, and the despair the Lord's own people bring on themselves through complaining, through failure to give thanks, and taking too many things for granted.

We already have the enemy, the world and the flesh waging war on us, then we pile onto that with our own actions.  The self inflicted wounds have to stop.  Instead of complaining, whining and moaning, we must, sometimes even in spite of ourselves, in spite of our feelings we must praise Him.  People miss out on this one and this is perhaps one of the biggest topics, the biggest forces for change in our lives because people do not realize how big it really is.

Why do we praise Him?  1.  He is Almighty God, all knowing, all powerful and there is no other 'god'  like Him, period.  There is no need to add anything to number one but we will add on here. 2.  Have you ever wondered what you are doing on this earth?  What is your purpose in life?  What were you supposed to do?  Look no further than this, you don't have to guess He is telling you:

21the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.

This ^^ is a job.  This ^^ is a purpose.  And.....this ^^ is a bulldozer.  Say what?  Here is what so many people miss out on

Psalm 22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.


He, our God, inhabits the praises of His people.  How is that a bulldozer?  When the presence and the power of our God shows up, problems, obstacles, worries begin to get bulldozed out of your life as a secondary measure of Him showing up.  Another way of looking at this is when darkness seems to be making in-roads in your life, the way to combat it is to have a floodlight show up and drive the darkness back


John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."


Again, I cannot emphasize this enough.  We must praise Him, thank Him, worship Him.  There is nothing like the presence and the power of Almighty God (our Lord) literally showing up in your situation and the way that happens is you open your mouth and start to praise Him and give Him thanks.

People whine, moan, complain and grumble against the Lord then ask "why doesn't the Lord answer my prayers?"

Numbers 14:29  In this wilderness your bodies will fall--every one of you twenty years old or more
who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me.

Recognize here that He is talking to His people, not the heathen, not the atheist.  People can whine, moan, complain and grumble their way through their own personal walk with the Lord, but I do not recommend it.  What we need is His presence and His power to show up in our daily lives.  We do not summon the Lord, but He told us He would show up in our praise, or rather He inhabits our praise.  So if we want His presence and power we need to liberally apply praise, worship and thanksgiving.  And no, it does not matter how we 'feel' about it.  Our 'feelings' are traitors.  We don't 'feel like' getting up in the morning, working out, working, praising, praying, reaching out, exerting ourselves in any way for others etc.  What happens to those who follow and give in to 'feeling?'  Their lives are laid waste.  No thanks.

What we are talking about here is the mechanism through which people can transform their lives, through their walk with the Lord, through praise.  In the face of problems, weariness, hopelessness, despair, attacks from the enemy, this world and our own flesh we PRAISE HIM ANYWAY. Then we sit back and watch what happens.  This by the way is what we were created to do.  When we do what we were made to do, good things happen.  When we blow off, take for granted and in general do not go what we were created to do, bad things happen (and continue to happen).  We all have trials, we all have tribulation in this world the question is not "why did this happen?"  The question is "how am I going to respond to it?"

This writer is too weak, too unintelligent and too inconsequential in this world to bring weak weapons to bear on the problems of life.  This writer (and I suspect you too) need to bring to bear sledgehammer answers to the problems we face so we can actually move them.  The presence and power of our God showing up in our lives through praise, worship and thanksgiving is such a sledgehammer response.  Through our praise we bring consuming fire and everlasting burning to our problems:

Isaiah 33:14  The sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips the godless: "Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?"


Summary

All of this ^^ was written from a completely selfish point of view.  It was written from the point of view of what the Lord's power and presence will do for us when it shows up.  What was not written is all the things the Lord has done for us.  This writer has been through thin times and thick and I have always through up and down had some kind of food on my table (even if it was saltines and hot sauce), some kind of roof over my head (even if it was the roof of my car) and some kind of clothes on my back.  This writer has seen multiple outright miracles performed in his own life and in the lives of others.  Our God deserves our praise.  My testimony is this:  my God has been good to me.  I will yet praise Him for all that He has done.

This nobody, your brother asks you to join in declaring the praises of the Lord our God who moves mountains, parts the seas, and meets our every need according to His riches and glory.  Do it because it is in your best interest to do it, and do it because He so richly deserves us to do it.

May the grace and peace of our Father in heaven and our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and upon you.




































Saturday, January 30, 2016

Be Aware of The Seasons

Before we get into possibility lets talk disclaimer.  The Lord has gone out of His way, perhaps 3-4 times over the past 6 months or so to remind me of this:

During the 1967 and 1973 wars in the middle east, Israel was surrounded by armies and godly men all around the world were proclaiming "this must be it."  And that was not it, it was not the time for what had been prophesied to happen.  During WW2 when Hitlers armies were storming Europe and he seemed unstoppable, godly men were preaching "this is it."   These days we again see escalation in the middle east, we see Israel again being surrounded by armies.  So what?  So, this might be a false alarm once again. 

With that ^^ said, this brother is predicting nothing.  In fact, if I had to predict I would say none of what I am about to propose to you will happen.  So why discuss it?  Because it is possible, not probable but possible.

What is possible?

In September 2015 a lunar tetrad on the Lord's feast days wrapped itself up along with the end of a 7 year Shemitah cycle and the beginning of a Jubilee year.  As far as a time nexus goes, that one should be circled in bright green neon.  Today we sit four months into a Jubilee year, and what has happened?  1.  Russia invaded the middle east.  2.  Islamic armies composed of 95%+ military aged males have invaded Europe with the full participation and protection of European governments. 3.  This month the U.S. stock market descended for the second time in 6 months, this time dropping down past  August 2015 to a new temporary low. 4.  Planet X was discovered by a pair of astronomers at CalTech.  All the ridicule and all the online shilling, name calling and disinformation was put to bed with this discovery.  Why now?  Why this year?  Go back up and read the first sentences above.  We have apparently reached a nexus in time where its just time for these things to happen.

Speaking of time, what has the Lord told us?

 Ecc 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens

 Which brings us back to possibilities.  This September 2016 marks the beginning of another "seven."  The Lord went out of His way to advertise this idea of seven years  and its significance with the best selling book the Shemitah written by brother Cahn.  Added to this, legendary trader Martin Armstrong's economic modeling is showing 2017 as a potential economic and political tipping point.  Then we have the military situation in the middle east simmering on a slow burn starting again last year.  Where does this leave us?

September 2016-September 2017 is the 1st year of a new Shemitah cycle "seven."  Based on Mr Armstrong's modeling a hard economic descent is possible beginning in this year 1 of seven (Sept 2016-Sept 2017).  We have learned from years of watching history play itself out that economic and political collapse never happen in one day, but what kind of movement is reasonable in 3 to 3.5 years?  Plenty.  September 2017 is 1 year into the 7, September 2019 is 3 years into the seven and some time around Passover 2020 is 3.5 years into the "seven" years that begins this September 2016.
Is it possible that the economic descent this world is already in could reach a point in the spring of 2020 where electronic currency and mandatory marks must be used to buy or sell? 
Is it possible that over the next 9 months, the situation in the middle east could lead to a 7 year "covenant with many" that is the beginning of the seven?  I see absolutely nothing on the horizon that would suggest this is so other than the lessons of history.  Israel does not fight long drawn out wars.  In 1967 the war lasted 6 days, thats it and the boundary lines in the middle east were changed.  Alot can change in 9 months if 6 days is all thats needed to destroy the combined middle eastern armies allied against Israel.

Why is brother D writing these things to you today?  Because on one hand, the Lord has gone out of His way to warn that nothing has to happen based on current events as we see them today, however on the other hand He has gone out of the way to warn us of the 7 year cycles known as the Shemitah, He has given us His signs in the heavens that can in no way be faked or forged by the enemy and his servants who run this world and there is His Spirit inside of us telling us to pay attention, be watching for the return of the Lord (the unknown return NOT "the second coming").  Which has left this servant scratching his head.

We absolutely do not know when the Lord will show up for His unannounced return for His Church, which makes this time between today and the end of September 2016 such a tempting target.  There is no Y2k, no mayan 2012, no comet elenin, absolutely nothing on the radar to suggest anything will happen between now and then which is precisely why we should be watching all the more.

This brother is not suggesting we watch for days or hours.  This brother is suggesting we be aware of the season we find ourselves in.  What season is it?  It is Jubilee season, and soon to be Shemitah "seven" season once again.  In the absence of all the hype and commotion that has preceded previous years let us be all the more aware of where we stand in the Lord's time and in His seasons.

All glory and honor and power be to the Lord our God Who is, and Who was and Who is to come, The Almighty.

grace and peace





























 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What Can Be Done About The Current State of Affairs?

There is a tsunami wave of evil and lawlessness sweeping the world today, question is what can the Church do about it?  The answer is simple:  pray, fast, weep in sackcloth and ashes.  If the 'pastors' and priests of this world had even a shred of spiritual discernment what you would be seeing in their "services" would be weeping and wailing, sackcloth and ashes.  Instead what we see is hopping, skipping and dancing as if there were nothing wrong at all.  I just saw an interview the other day where a Christian band went around asking pastors what kind of music they think the Church needs these days and they said unanimously "more joy" kind of music.  Really?

The Bible is a book of patterns where the Lord reveals Himself to us through what He has done in the past.  To put todays problems in perspective consider this:

Isaiah 22
8The Lord stripped away the defenses of Judah,
and you looked in that day
to the weapons in the Palace of the Forest.
9You saw that the walls of the City of David
were broken through in many places;
you stored up water
in the Lower Pool.
10You counted the buildings in Jerusalem
and tore down houses to strengthen the wall.
11You built a reservoir between the two walls
for the water of the Old Pool,
but you did not look to the One who made it,
or have regard for the One who planned it long ago.
12The Lord, the Lord Almighty,
called you on that day
to weep and to wail,
to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth.
13But see, there is joy and revelry,
slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep,
eating of meat and drinking of wine!
“Let us eat and drink,” you say,
“for tomorrow we die!”
14The Lord Almighty has revealed this in my hearing: “Till your dying day this sin will not be atoned for,” says the Lord, the Lord Almighty.

What we read here in Isaiah 22 is Israel in trouble and Israel did all the carnal, earthly, worldly things to fix their problems completely forgetting and overlooking the Lord.  Instead of sackcloth, they celebrated.  Instead of weeping and wailing they feasted.  This sounds exactly like today's Church.  The answer the pastor's have is "more joy! more revelry! more feasting!"  Wrong answer....And note carefully what the Lord said about this response to Israel's troubles:

14The Lord Almighty has revealed this in my hearing: “Till your dying day this sin will not be atoned for,” says the Lord, the Lord Almighty.

The walls of the nations are broken down, how else do you think the west has been invaded by Islamic armies?  Instead of sackcloth and ashes the west's answer is to protest here and there, in Holland men are wearing skirts as a form of protest.  Really?  Yes, really.  That is the world's answer to the walls broken down, the women raped and their treasuries plundered, protesting in mini-skirts...

   The solution was laid out for us thousands of years ago: 

12The Lord, the Lord Almighty,
called you on that day
to weep and to wail,
to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth.
13But see, there is joy and revelry,

This ^^ is an answer that will change things, anything less invites complete destruction.  Spiritual problems require spiritual solutions.

grace and peace






Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lawlessness

Lawlessness is absolutely ripping this world apart limb by limb.  How are the people enjoying the fruits of lawlessness?  What kind of lawlessness?

Islamic invaders in Germany, Sweden, Denmark etc raping women in the open during national celebrations is lawlessness.

Politicians refusing to enforce national laws (like immigration law) is lawlessness

Politicians issuing executive orders to bypass the law is lawlessness

'urban youths' flash mob robbing stores with no repercussions, no condemnation from the government or the media is lawlessness.

Attempting to turn men into women and women into men is lawlessness (natural law)

One country waging war on every other country for whatever reason it wants to in violation of international law is lawlessness.

This world does not have a problem with racism, nor does it have a problem with politicians, it has a problem with sin, which is what?  Lawlessness:

1 John 3:4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.

The startling fact is we have not even begun to see lawlessness in this world but it is coming.  How so?  Two things are on the way that will take lawlessness to the next level:

1. 2 Thess 2:7For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way

 and

2.  . 8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.

Believe it or not, as bad as things are today lawlessness is actually being restrained.  What is coming is a removal of that restraint and the introduction of the man of lawlessness, also known as the man of sin (the anti-Christ). 

So what?  So this world seems rather perplexed at how to fix all its problems.  One the one hand it outright rejected the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Word and at the same time they have embraced lawlessness.  The problem for most people is they want their own personal brand of lawlessness.  You know, the just for me, I'm the exception brand of lawlessness but they dont want all the attendant consequences.  Unfortunately this world, nor the eternity outside this world was built that way.  Decisions have consequences.  Choose lawlessness, live with the consequences.

Some people are protesting governments and immigration and all the things they dont like about the lawless world they have chosen.  Does anyone believe thats going to work?  I can guarantee with 100% certainty that protesting and fighting the government is not going to change a thing for the better.  How can I be so sure?  Right here:

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

England (which has been overrun by Islamic hordes) and Germany (which has been overrun by Islamic hordes), and Sweden (which has been overrun by Islamic hordes) etc you get the point they all lost their battles against their women being raped in the open and their men being silenced by their own governments years before a single Islamic invader stepped foot on their shores.  How so?

The battle was lost each and every time the common people choose against the Lord Jesus Christ and His kingdom and for this world and the god of this world Satan who is the lawless one.  It was not one decision, it was decision after decision after decision stacked and piled on top of one another forming into a tsunami wave of lawlessness which they are all now experiencing.  Not to pick on a single country because America is right behind them as are all the nations of this world.

The people of this world if they had spiritual sense and really wanted to fight would be dressed in sackcloth and ashes, gathered together in public places weeping and crying out to the Lord God in broken humility.  What we see is far from that.  The 'pastors' and priests are content to ignore the avalanche of evil/lawlessness burying the people of this world.  Their answer is to "vote for change" and "get involved" with the political process which tells me they have the spiritual sense of a piece of drywall.

Anyone (pastors and priests especially) that tells you its your duty to vote this year is sold out to this world:

1 John 4:5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.

How many Christians do you guess are going to actually vote for the anti-Christ when he shows up?  Does anyone really believe he will show up with horns on his head and declare he is the anti-Christ?  Not likely.  He will be presented as the savior of this world, exactly what the people of this world are looking for about now and how pray tell is a Christian going to explain to the Lord (whether they knew it or not) that they voted for the anti-Christ?  "But, but, Lord I didn't know!!"

Matt 7:21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Bottom line?  Sure

Protesting=worthless
Voting=worthless
"getting involved" with politics=worthless
Physically fighting the government and all its oppression and lawlessness=worthless

Why?

This world has a spiritual problem that is manifesting in physical reality.  Once Christian countries that are now being overrun but Babylon and Assyria (Iraq and Syria) sowed the seeds of their own demise years ago.  Read your Old Testament, how did the Lord punish His people over and over again in the past?  He sent the Assyrian, the Babylonian and the Philistine.  There is nothing new under the sun:

Ecclesiastes 1:9What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing
new under the sun.

End time Babylon is now spreading its wings over this world.  You see it and hear it in tv shows and movies, we see it in the Islamic invasion of western countries and we read about it in the pages of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Revelation.

Spiritual problems are resolved with spiritual solutions.  Any so called spiritual person (the clergy especially) that suggests a worldly solution to the spiritual problems we face should be dismissed outright.  How does one cope in a world that is being overrun by Babylon?  The Lord has given us the example of Jeremiah:

Jer 40:1The word came to Jeremiah from the Lord after Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had released him at Ramah. He had found Jeremiah bound in chains among all the captives from Jerusalem and Judah who were being carried into exile to Babylon. 2When the commander of the guard found Jeremiah, he said to him, “The Lord your God decreed this disaster for this place. 3And now the Lord has brought it about; he has done just as he said he would. All this happened because you people sinned against the Lord and did not obey him. 4But today I am freeing you from the chains on your wrists. Come with me to Babylon, if you like, and I will look after you; but if you do not want to, then don’t come. Look, the whole country lies before you; go wherever you please.” 5However, before Jeremiah turned to go,a Nebuzaradan added, “Go back to Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has appointed over the towns of Judah, and live with him among the people, or go anywhere else you please.”
Then the commander gave him provisions and a present and let him go. 6So Jeremiah went to Gedaliah son of Ahikam at Mizpah and stayed with him among the people who were left behind in the land.

Jeremiah was a man who walked with God.  In these days, in our time we must also be men and women who walk with their God.  We must do exactly precisely what He tells us to do, when He tells us to do it.  We must walk in faith, we must pray continually.  The time for half measures and playing with the world is over.  We are in the midst of a spiritual war and the most dangerous place in any war is right in the middle between both sides of the fight.

grace and peace



















Thursday, January 21, 2016

It Is Time To Begin Looking Up

Why is it time to begin looking up?  To answer that we begin by comparing to sections of the Word:

1.  Mark 13:24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. 26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

and

2.  Luke 21:25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

I submit to you that Mark 13:24-25 is equivalent to Luke 21:25

Mark 13:24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken

equals

Luke 21:25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

I also submit to you that Mark 13:26 equals Luke 21:27

Mark 13:26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

equals

Luke 21:27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Ok, so two diffferent (but the same) sections of scripture from two different chapters (Mark and Luke) are brought to our attention, but why?  To highlight not the equivalents, but the differences.

We just showed how the passages are identical right through Mark 13:26 and Luke 21:27 so we can highlight the major differences at the end.  What are the different very last verses from these passages?

Mark 13:27And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

versus

Luke 21:28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

What's the big deal?  The big deal is, the verse from Mark 13:27 is what so many people use to bludgeon us over the head with to tell us that we can only expect our Lord to show up "after the tribulation of those days."

Mark 13:24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

Here, right now we establish a major problem for these people.  We have already established the equivalency of the events (signs in the sun moon and stars) right up to the differences at the end.  It is the differences, looking at the same exact event that makes all the difference.  Mark 13 tells what happens after this event, Luke 21 tells us what happens at the beginning of this event.  The Word is very clear and requires no twisting or explanatory acrobatics to reach this conclusion:

Mark 13:24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light

28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Same exact event, one highlights what happens after the event, the other highlights the beginning of that event.  To further highlight the differences we see 3 different groups here:  "they"  "ye" and "his elect."  We do not need a 1,000 page e-book to explain away the rules of grammar staring us in the face here and yes, the Lord God knows how to use proper grammar to express to us exactly what He means.  Here is a little quiz, lets see if we can pass it:

When exactly is the Lord speaking to you in the following question?  When He uses the Word

1.  They?
2.  The elect?
3.  Ye?

If you answered "Ye" you would be correct!  Ye, means YOU.  What does the Lord God tell you to do when "all these things begin to happen?"  He tells you to look up for your redemption is drawing close.

The Lord was very clear with us, He is coming back on a day and hour we do not expect, period.

33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Matt 25:1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

We do not have to get into debateable subjects or trigger words that send people arguing in circles with the same old dead arguments.  All we need is a straightforward reading of the Word of God to tell us a.  what is going to happen and b.  what we are to do.

What is going to happen?  The Lord is going to come back for us at an unknown day and hour.  That is not open to debate nor does it depend on human opinion, it is a fact.  Unknown day and hour means we do not know when it will happen.  Contrast this unknown day and hour with some very well known days and hours like the exact day our Lord will come back to this earth known as His "second coming"

11“From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.

These ^^ are known days and are therefore automatically disqualified from being unknown days.
The days cannot be both known and unknown at the same time, they are one or the other.  The Lord went through great pains to express to us the duration these known days:

In Daniel 7:25 we read an evil end-time king will persecute God’s people “for a time, times, and half a time.”  The book of Revelation tells us this king will reign and persecute God’s people for “forty two months” (Rev.13:5-7; 11:2).  Thus 3 1/2 “times” equals 42 months; divide 42 months by 12 and you get 3 and one half years.  42 months, with 30 days per month equals 1260 days.  Thus one “time,” therefore, equals one year, and three and one half “times” equals 3 1/2 years; and 360 days times 3 1/2 years, equals 1,260 days.

The Lord shows us a variety of known days including: 1290, 1260, and 1335.  None of these known days qualify as an unknown day.  Our Lord emphasized these days to make them known to us.  Unfortunately we have to beat this subject up as no matter how straightforward the Word is presented to us there are always those who say "yes, but !"  They write entire books and long winded essays to attempt to explain away simple straightforward single statements in the Word.



 Whats the point of all this ^^.  It is time to begin looking up.  Why?  Because we are seeing:

signs in the sun,
and in the moon,
and in the stars;
and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
the sea and the waves roaring;

and last but not least

26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:

Are the events taking place on this earth not causing men's hearts to fail them for fear?
 This story is almost a year old and things continue to get worse:

8th international banker to die in a month jumps off building in China

All the strange sounds we heard around 2012 are now back, as are the earthquakes, this week some guys at caltech found a "new planet" that we have been talking about for years while being branded as conspiracy theorists.

It is time to look up for our redemption is not far away.  Our Lord is coming back for us on an unknown day and hour, not 1260, 1290 or 1335 days after the abomination , nor on any other known day, on an unknown day.  A snare is coming upon this entire world, can you see it?  And what was our Lord's promise to us about this snare?

Luke 21: 34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

 There is ^^ an escape from this snare.  The Lord said it and we do not have to add or subtract any Words from it to make this point.  We do not have to label this escape event with trigger words that cause people to lose their minds in ridiculous arguments.  It is what it is.  There is an escape from all that is about to happen.  What is about to happen is a snare is about to hit this entire world and everyone in it.  We are to pray that we will escape it. We are told to tilt our heads back and look up because the presence of all the signs around us indicate that our redemption is near. 

It is time to begin looking up.

grace and peace















Monday, January 11, 2016

His Eyes Are On His Church

Recently the Lord reminded me/corrected me of a few things that I now share with you:

1.  The events in the Middle East, the Islamic invasion of Europe etc seem to get alot of human attention (including mine) but that is not the Lord's focus.  What is the Lord's focus?  His Church, period.  Those who belong to Him, that is His focus.  The things going on in the world leading up to the tribulation are on divine autopilot.  Yes, everything leading to the tribulation is falling right into place, right on time but our focus is to be on Him as His focus is on us.

2.  We were told this:

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

"All these things" our Lord talked about are happening so what should we be doing?  Lifting up our heads for our redemption is drawing near which ties directly into point number one above.

This world and the tribulation have an appointment set for each other in the days ahead.  We have an appointment set with our Lord in the days ahead which is exactly what "for your redemption draweth nigh" means.

We are not to forget these things.  The Lord has had to remind this servant of this same message a number of times.  I ask the Lord in prayer right now that help us to keep these things in the forefront of our minds, hearts, and spirits as we wait anxiously to see Him face to face.

grace and peace

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Welcome To 2016

I asked the Lord as I do every new years eve, "What is your guidance this year Lord?  What do you want me to do? What is going to happen this year?"  For 2014 and 2015 the answer was "be a man who walks with God and do whatever good your hands find to do."  This year it changed.  I have been waiting to see if the Lord will add to what He has spoken but it appears the question has been answered in full.  What did the Lord say about 2016?

"This year you are going to trust me."

That's it ^^.  Did He elaborate?  Yes, a little bit here is the elaboration:

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... but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks
back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” ...
... Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the
law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”
... For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,
as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.

We as humans want to know exactly what is going to happen before it happens, what the Lord wants in direct contrast is for us to trust Him while remaining completely or almost completely ignorant of what is going to happen.  Its called faith and it means we are trusting the Lord with our lives from day to day, week to week etc while remaining relatively clueless to many of the surprises that are right around the corner.

There are many many surprises yet to come and all of them (for this world) will be devastating.  This world is spiraling out of control in every way possible.  An example here:



Many of the sick, corrupt politicians of this world will be voted out of office at the end of 2016/2017.  What do they do when they know their time is short?  Destroy everything they can.  At the end of WW2, when Hitler was sure it was over for him his orders to his generals was to burn everything down, destroy everything.  The only reason Paris was not burned to the ground and blown up is the commanding general defied Hitler's orders.  Thats just one example.  Obama has done his best to destroy America with every decision he has made.  Now he knows his time is short, expect the destruction to accelerate.

An anti-Christ figure like Hitler does not come to power when things are going well.  It takes very specific circumstances to get a Hitler accepted by the masses and in power.  Every single circumstance necessary for Hitler to rise to power is present today.  The fact that Trump is leading in the polls over all the usual crook, thief, liar politicians tells you circumstances have dramatically changed.  Just 4 years ago Trump had no chance whatsoever, now he is number one in the polls.  It is no coincidence that this is also a Jubilee year and this coming September is the beginning of another 'seven' Shemitah cycle.

So what?  So with all the problems this world has it is looking for a savior.  No, they are not looking for our Savior, they already kicked Him out.  What they want is the anti-Christ.  They will never admit it but that is who they really want, so guess who they are going to get?  It has been said here many times, people do not get who they vote for they get who they deserve. 


So what now?  Each and every one of us will have to trust our God as individuals.  Your "pastor" or priest's faith is not going to save you.  Nor will the people you know, friends and family.  Our individual, direct relationship with Almighty God through faith in His Son our Lord Jesus Christ is what is going to save us.  We are not only talking about saving as in "going to heaven" saved we are also talking about the thousand and one threats to our day to day existence on this earth saved.  What does that mean?  In one day, everything that took a lifetime to build/grow can be taken away.  For us who believe it is the Lord alone that puts food on our table, clothes on our back and a roof over our head.

This brings us back to:

"This year you are going to trust me."

If you stopped praying on your knees its about time to get started again.  The Lord is not going to give us a blow by blow synopsis of what is going to happen this year.  What He is going to do is lead us, guide us, protect us and provide for us as we keep our eyes on Him in faith with great thanks for all He has done, continues to do and will do for us in the future.

I am going to trust the Lord today to get me through just like He got me through yesterday.  Things are going to go exponentially wrong for this world in increasing measure as time goes on.  Read the book of Revelation, the seals turn to trumpets which turn to bowls.  The punishments go from bad to worse.  Not only is this world facing societal strife, economic strife, international wars etc, it is also facing natural and supernatural plagues and destruction added on top.

The time for this world to enjoy its perversions and anti-Christ values is coming to an end.  Soon, the final 'seven' will start and accounts will be settled.

Daniel 9:24 Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

 
Until then we are to trust the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and spirit.

grace and peace