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

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tieing Luke 21 and Matt 24 Together, The Escape

Luke 21 tells us this:

34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with carousing, 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 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.

Clearly this is the Lord warning us and describing the escape.  He tells us to watch and pray always for it.  What does the Lord tell us in Matt 24?

36But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Luke 21 tells us to beware of carousing, drunkenness and the cares of this life weighing our hearts down, Matt 24 tells us people will be eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage right up until (Noah escaped into the ark) the flood came.

Both give us a picture of normal, every day life kind of days, days like today.  Look around, how many people are really watching for the Lord's return today?  The anxieties and cares of this life have overwhelmed many.

Get to the point?  Okay, the point is that days of complacency like today are the days when we should be watching the most.  Sure, we are in the midst of the blood moon cycle but it takes months between blood moons and most people's attention span is around 45 seconds (if that).

Today, and days like today are when we should be watching the most.  The days were completely normal right up to the day Noah entered the ark.  Those are not my words, that is the Word of the Lord

38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

We would be wise to take heed of these words during this complacent time when the world and all of its people are asleep.  The sobering fact is, most people did not make it in Noah's day (how many made it into the ark?)  Most people won't make it in ever (Matt 7:13-14 and the entire history of Israel, always just a remnant left).  If it were up to me, everyone would get into heaven.  I would not send the worst of my enemies to hell, its just that bad.

These are the thoughts impressed upon this servant today.  Let us be found watching and ready on the day our Lord arrives.

A prayer:  Lord, I pray that all of the brothers and sisters and my family and myself will be found watching and ready and worthy of the escape You told us to pray for.  All glory and honor and power be Yours forever and ever.  Amen

grace and peace

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Time of Prosperity

According to what the Lord tells us, this writer believes "the snare" will come at a time of prosperity:

Luke 21:34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with carousing, 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 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.

What did the Lord warn us about to avoid the snare?
1. Carousing
2. Drunkenness
3. The cares of this life

What did He not warn us would weigh our hearts down?
1. Grinding poverty
2. Being hunted down by the anti-christ
3. Global economic meltdown
4. etc etc

Do you think if the anti-christ was hunting you down every day to take your head off, that might weigh your heart down a little bit?  Uh...yea.  No warning of that though.  What do carousing and drunkenness and the cares of this life appear to point to?  A normal time, a time of relative prosperity.  How can we arrive at this conclusion?  When people have what they want from this world, they forget the Lord

When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied,
they became proud; then they forgot me. 

According the the Word, we should be on high alert when we are living in days like today.  When do people cry out to the Lord?  When they are in trouble and oppressed

... Then the LORD said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in
Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. 

When do they forget the Lord?  When they have what they want from this world.

These are the days, today when our eyes should be carefully trained on the Lord.  Who knows when the Lord will show up and call us to account?

So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will
come at an hour when you do not expect him

The Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.  Not the world, you...

The signs are all around us that this world is circling the drain of history and the wrath of the Lord will soon be upon it.  For years, we followed those signs here but the Lord instructed this writer to give it a break.  Why?  Long suffering and patience were not served by it.  How so?  Nobody can stay on the razors edge of preparedness all the time.  We have to find a sustainable, every day level of readiness that can be maintained until a. we die, or b. the Lord shows up.

Raising our expectations over and over only to have nothing happen over and over leads to discouragement.  The enemy loves this, it does not serve us well.  Should we pay attention to the signs all around us?  Sure, they were sent for a reason but we must temper them with longsuffering patience.  What did the Lord tell us?

Rev 3:7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens;
8I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.
9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
10Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.

Because we have kept the word of His what?  Patience.......We are running a marathon, not a sprint.  Great is our reward if we finish the race "in Christ."  Keep the faith, expect to suffer in your patience expecting a payoff for your efforts.  The absolute best this world has to offer, money, power, sex, whatever does not even compare to a shadow of what we have waiting for us.

1 Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

  grace and peace

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Minefield

Yesterday, I was considering what a mess this world is in and how it would not be in this mess had people obeyed the Lord and had done what He said to do.  As I was considering this the Lord impressed this upon me:

This world and this life are exactly like driving through a minefield.  Before any of us even gets started through this minefield we can see all around us burned out hulks of vehicles that strayed and hit a land mine.  The Lord has given us commands and instructions to successfully navigate this minefield but most people will not listen.  As a result they "hit mines" which results in a life that resembles the burned out hulk of a vehicle that struck a land mine.  Most people do not make it through the minefield (Matt 7:13-14), shouldn't that encourage us to pay more attention to His instructions?

Where in the Word is this ^^ supported?

Matt 7:13Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there:
14Because narrow is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.

... Do not turn aside to the right or the left from all the things I am commanding
you today
, and do not go after other gods to worship them." ...
//biblehub.com/deuteronomy/28-14.htm - 18k
... Be careful, therefore, to do exactly what the LORD your God
has commanded you; do not turn right or left!
//biblehub.com/deuteronomy/5-32.htm - 18k
Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. ... Do not turn
to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil. ...
//biblehub.com/proverbs/4-27.htm - 17k
... Do not turn aside from what they tell you, to the right or to the left. ... Do not turn
to the right or the left from the decision they declare to you. ...
//biblehub.com/deuteronomy/17-11.htm - 19k
... instruction My servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right
or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go. ... 

//biblehub.com/joshua/1-7.htm - 19k

... "If you love me, obey my commandments.

... When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey
my Father's commandments and remain in his love. .

... Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love
him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.

Obey and love are tied together in the 3 John verses above.  He loves us and does not want us to hit these 'mines' in life.

In other words, do exactly what the Lord told you to do because He knows where the mines are planted....

All believers will have tribulation in this life but how much do we bring upon ourselves through our disobedience and lack of attention to His commands?  It is something to ponder.

grace and peace

Saturday, July 26, 2014

River In China Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight

article link here.

How many rivers have we counted turning blood red over the past 2 years?  I have lost count, but nothing exists in a vacuum right?  We are in the midst of a blood moon tetrad occurring on our Lord's feast days.  What is so significant about this tetrad?  It is a sign from the Lord that cannot be faked by the imitators here on earth.  We have seen years and years of in your face 'illuminati' signs and symbols that have added up to zero, absolutely nothing.  We know what they want to do, we know they temporarily control the levers of power in this world, but so what?  The Lord is still sitting on His throne in heaven, and He has sent us unmistakable signs in the heavens.

Just look at what has happened since the first bloon moon of the tetrad.  If you knew nothing else, the appearance of ISIS in the middle east along with war in Israel (gaza/Hamas) and war brewing with Russia.and the United States over:  Syria, Ukraine, The new BRICs bank setup this past week and a number of other issues should have your attention.

Each and every one of these blood moons should have our full attention.  The events that have followed the first blood moon have been impressive but it is the fall feasts and fall blood moons that should have us particularly watchful.  When was the largest terrorist attack on American soil?  Sept 11.  When did the stock market plummet in 2008?  Sept 20.  We have not spoken recently about the cyclic patterns of very large earthquakes but when have they occurred  up through this very year?  Spring (March-April) and fall (Sept-Oct).

As this article also proves, we have seen a pattern of blood red rivers showing up across the world in Holland, Beirut, China etc.  We have blood moons, blood red rivers, gee do you think Someone (look up) is trying to tell us something?

To the carnal person all of this is useless nonsense but to those who have the Spirit they are neon signs that advertise approaching danger.  Blood moons, and blood red rivers have been given as signs for a reason.  What does this world have in store for itself?

Rev 6:8And 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 one quarter or 25%.  In 2012 there were around 7 billion people on the earth.  So what is 7 billion times 25%?  Thats 1.75 billion people dead, and that is just the opening salvo of what is to come.

 Blood moons, and blood red rivers have been given as signs and yet most people are asleep.  They are complacent and believe everything will go on as it always has.  This calls for patience.  The signs are everywhere and increasing.  For example, remember comet Elenin, and ISON, the space rock that hit Chelablyinsk Russia etc and in general the space rock threat that has been staring us down for years?  It has not been followed here but guess what just happened in the recent past?  Mars was just smacked really hard.  So what?  It could have been us....Earth will have its turn, but what happened to Mars is also a warning.  What do we know without speculation?  This will happen:

Rev 8
King James 2000
The Seventh Seal
1And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
2And I saw the seven angels who stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
5And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire from the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
6And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
The First Trumpet Sounded
7The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
The Second Trumpet Sounded
8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
The Third Trumpet Sounded
10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Notice with me that these trumpets all "fall down" from the sky.  Also notice the second trumpet, what happens?  Something that looks like a great burning mountain falls into the sea, then what happens? 
"and the third part of the sea became blood;"
Blood moons, blood red rivers and a third of the sea will become blood....
What is the take away from all this brother D?
These signs are for us, not the wicked.  The Lord is going to hammer this earth in every way imaginable and yet people, the wicked will not repent.  Proof?
18By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, with heads, and with them they do hurt.
20And the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, and silver, and bronze, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

If the wicked will be pummeled and still not repent, who are the signs for?  The believers.  We see what is happening today (blood moons and blood rivers) and we know what is coming (the book of Revelation).  These signs are for us to encourage and to warn.  Unless a person is spiritually dead, the hairs on the back of their neck should be standing up at the signs that have already been presented to us warning of what is still to come.
Should we be afraid?  Yes and no.  We should have no worldly fear but we should greatly have the fear of God within us.  Those who say they do not fear the Lord are very foolish.  Do I fear the Lord?  You bet I do.  I love Him and I fear Him.  I fear the consequences of sin and wickedness, anyone who does not is foolish.
What should we do in light of all these signs?  The only refuge is being "in Christ."  Our God is a real fortress and a real refuge from the storm.  Noah and Lot understood this perfectly.  What is coming will come upon all those on the face of the whole earth.  What is coming is a spiritual storm that requires spiritual protection and guidance.  Both of these are abundantly provided and available through the Spirit of Christ Jesus our Lord.
done for today.
grace and peace

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Confirming The Escape From All

I will just leave out the word rapture so there is no argument whatsoever about what we are talking about.  What has the Lord told us to do and promised us?

He told us to pray for this:

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.”

Now, we know there are many in the world who tell us there is no escape and we should not pray for it.  They directly contradict the Lord's own command on and promise.  We recently saw confirmation that the Lord will keep His Word to keep our foot from being snared and now we confirm it from a different angle.

Those who argue against the Lord's Word in Luke 21:34-36 tell us that somehow we deserve or 'need' to go through the snare, and the trials and tribulation stored up in the days to come.  The problem is, for every reason they give there is a counter reason what this will not happen.  Take this for example:

Prov 11:8The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead.

This is the Word of the Lord ^^ here.  Not my opinion or speculation.  So let me ask a simple question.  The elders seated in heaven who are redeemed and rewarded men (Rev 4.4) from every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (Rev 5:9).

Did they escape all that was about to happen in the book of Revelation?  We see these redeemed and rewarded men in heaven from every tongue tribe and nation before any of the seals have been opened, did they escape all?  They most certainly did.  Were they 'delivered out of trouble' and the wicked left knee deep in it instead?  Yes.

Some would say "ok but that is just the 24 elders, not the rest of us."  They fail to solve the math problem presented in in Rev 5.9.  Math problem?  Yea, let's do some simple addition:

How many kindreds are there on earth right now?
How many different languages are there on earth right now?
How many different peoples are there on earth right now?
How many different nations are there on earth right now?

Go ahead and add up whatever numbers you get from the questions above and you tell me if the answer is greater than 24......

As a final nail in the coffin of the arguments we hear, when we read the Words of the Lord to the churches in Rev 2-3, do we see any language whatsoever of the righteous 'needing' to perfect their righteousness or having to be in the tribulation to 'witness to the wicked/lost' or any of the other litany of reasons given by the deniers? No, we don't see anything remotely close to that.  What we do read is there is a church that will be kept from the hour of trial, and its the same church that sees an open door, and that same open door is seen in Rev 4.1 and that door is in heaven which proves being kept is not on earth, and further proof of not being kept on earth is a number of redeemed men in heaven from every kindred, language, people and nation in Rev 5 before any of the seals are opened.

We don't have to be creative, we just have to read the Word like a 4th grader would, simple and straightforward.  Escape all, open door in heaven, redeemed and rewarded men in heaven, then all hell breaks loose.

Prov 11:8The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead.

^^^^^Amen ^^^^^^

grace and peace

Rewards II

Yesterday's post described me asking the Lord to fill me up (my soul) and Him doing so.  How did He do it, and why so quickly?  This morning I stumbled face first into this:

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that
you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

What did I ask the Lord to do?  Fill me up.  What does the Word say?

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace"

So the Lord Himself tells us He wants to do such a thing.  When we pray according to the Lord's own will and Word, answers are certainly forthcoming.

So the Lord gave me a small taste of understanding what He means when He is talking about our rewards.  What is the effect of doing this?  Again according to His own Word above:

 "so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

He wants us overflowing with hope.  What does overflowing mean?  It means filled up to the top and running over the side with the overflow.  That is alot of hope right?  He calls Himself the God of hope up there.  He wants us overflowing with it.  He causes us to overflow with hope by filling us with joy and peace.

I asked yesterday and I received.  Is there anything special about me?  No.  What does the Word say?

Matt 7.7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

^^ This is meant for all of us.  This writer means to encourage you today to do what we were told to do in our need.  Ask, seek, knock and continue to do it.  Why should we do this?  The Lord explains it for us:

 9Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

The Lord has told me to 1. be a man who walks with God and 2. Do whatever good your hands find to do.

The good these hands find to do today is to share my testimony with you that our God is good and His Word can be trusted.  Hang onto it and trust Him to the very end and you will not be disappointed.  Sometimes we have to wait for our answers sometimes we are answered almost immediately.  If there is something that really encourages this brother it is that we have such a great God hearing and answering our prayers.  When an all powerful all knowing God is our provider what is it that is out of reach for us?  What does the Word say?

Mark 11.23 "Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

He said it ^^, He meant it, and this brother can testify that it is the truth.  This nobody has seen it happen over and over again, not because this brother is special but as a testimony to you.

Keep the faith, grace and peace.