Thursday, March 08, 2018

Outward Manifestations

The social, political and economic problems facing this world are all symptoms, outward manifestations of the real problem.  The real problem facing this world is spiritual.  Almost everyone we see and hear around us, unfortunately including so called Church 'leaders' are telling us to engage the social, political and economic problems.  That is treating the symptoms instead of the disease.  Imagine if a patient had cancer and the only thing the doctors treated them for was a sore throat.  What would happen?  The patient would die.  So it is with this world:

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.

If Christians want to "do something" they need to forget the ways of this world and take hold of the ways of our Kingdom and PRAY.  That's right, while people are running around trying to move a bucket full of sand by focusing on politics etc, there are a few out there who believe what our God told us when He said this:

Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Through faith and prayer you can move mountains.  Getting involved in all this wordly nonsense you can move molehills.  You figure out which makes more sense....

grace and peace

Thursday, February 22, 2018

What The Church Should Look Like Part 2

Many years ago a post was written here about what the Church should look like.  This is an important addendum to that post based on some wonderful information the Lord shared with this writer tonight.

Important characteristics:

1.  Decentralized-This one is huge for many reasons we will get into here.  First of all what did the Lord say?

But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like
the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

That's called ^^ leading from the bottom up, NOT the top down.  More to say on this in a moment.

What does the world look like?  Everything, all of it is top down.  Both fortune 500 companies and todays so called churches are all organized the same.  All you have to do is cut the word "pastor" and paste the word "CEO" onto today's church 'leaders' and the transformation is complete.

Why is this world structured top down?  Bottom line?  Because its the only way, finite, limited intelligence, limited power beings can command and control organizations.  But the Biblical church model does NOT look like this, which is why the house church or "cell" is ideal.  Why?  Think of a house church like one cell in a human body.  On its own, that one cell is somewhat insignificant (which turns out to be a strength, not a weakness).  All of the cells put together however equate to the body, and we know the Head is Jesus Christ.

Here we need to talk about military tactics 101.  This is the weakness of worldly organizations and a church structured on this world and its systems.  When we went to war in Iraq in 2003, what were the first targets?  Command and control centers.  Why?  Decapitate the leadership then you can pick off the lower levels of the military organization piecemeal.  Why does the enemy love the centralized worldly churches?  Because the so called "leaders" are easy pickings for decapitation campaigns through sex, drugs, whatever.  Then what happens to the rest of the organization once the leaders are toppled?  The enemy can take his time dismantling it as only the Lord knows how many people leave in disgust each and every time another priest or pastor is found with child porn, gay lovers, etc.  The damage is immeasurable.

This is where decentralization is key.  What exactly do you gain if you 'decapitate' a single cell in an entire body?  This is why intelligence agencies compartmentalize.  If one cell is compromised the other cells live on uninterrupted.

The part of this that left me somewhat speechless was the Spirit of the Lord's expanded explanation of why decentralization works for the Body of Christ (a spiritual organization) but not for worldly organizations?  In addition to everything above, get this..The Lord our God is the only Being in the universe that can be 100% present everywhere, with 100% of His power, 100% of the time.   This capability is reserved for Almighty God alone.  So, the Head of our Body is supremely capable of being 100% present with all of His power all the time in each and every "cell" or home Church in the body.  Let that sink in.  This is why bottom up works for the true Church but is catastrophic for the worldly church.  Our command and control, the Head, The Lord Jesus Christ is capable of something finite limited beings (including our spiritual enemies) are not.  The Head of our Church can and will be in every cell with all of His power intelligence, counsel, wisdom etc, all of the time.  Simply put, awesome.

As a small aside along these same lines, mankind thinks it has really turned a corner with the discovery of quantum computing.  They discovered that if they take an atom down to around absolute zero temperatures it can co-locate or occupy two places in space at the same time.  Bravo!  Mankind just advanced 1/8 of an inch on an infinitely long road toward being "gods."  Think about that, a real 'revolution' to be able to get something to locate in two different places at the same time.  What this really is, is the creation glorifying the Creator.  Why?  The mechanics behind quantum computing point directly toward our Creator.  Mankind after thousands of years on earth just learned how to take one atom and cause it to locate two (and only two) places in space at the same time while our God infinitely co locates across the entirety of space and time with all His power, at all times.

Bottom Line?

Decentralized is a requirement and a mandate for the true Church.  This eliminates the idolatry inherent in the pastoral/nicolaitan system:

But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices
of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Nico=conquer, laitan=laity.  There are no "lay people" in the Body of Christ, period.  It only exists in the world and the Babylonian styled church system setup all around us.  It makes it much harder for the enemy to compromise the Body because he has to slog it out one single cell at a time.  The more you think the more awe inspiring it is.  This is just one more piece of evidence that we serve an awesome God.

The Head of the Body-our Lord Jesus Christ is perfectly capable of performing omniscient, all powerful, omnipresent command and control of each and every decentralized cell in the Body, 100% of the time.  And with Jesus Christ Himself sitting as command and control of each cell, good luck trying to 'decapitate' the leadership.

Glory to God!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Last Reformation-YES!!!!!!!!!

This week I happened across the videos of this brother and everything inside me says YES to what I see!  What you have read on this blog over the past 8 years is more or less the same thing this guy is saying, except the Spirit of the Lord takes it even further with "the last reformation".

The sick are healed

demons are cast out

Jesus and the Gospel are preached

The Spirit of the Lord working like FIRE

Churchianity is put on the sideline and the Spirit of the Lord, Jesus Christ and the true Church is put front and center!

And of course, there are still the critics.  Why?  Because by natural extension all of the monuments to man (church buildings, church organizations, church money) that exists in todays fraudulent church organizations would be wiped out by this-which is why the truth has never been popular.

The Lord Himself confirms His Word.  He is confirming His work and His Word with His presence and His power, signs and miracles.  Also notice the joy in and around this work.....

This is the only Christian organization in the history of this blog that has ever been endorsed.  Why?  Because the Spirit of the Lord endorses it!  This blog does not belong to brother D, it belongs to the Lord and the Spirit of the Lord says YES to the last reformation.

You can watch hundreds (seemingly) of videos made by this brother.  He also has an online school called the pioneer school that you can easily lookup.

After writing here for 8 years, everything the Lord has said to this writer can be found in the work brother Torben is doing.  Yes, Yes and AMEN!!!!!!!!!

grace and peace

Friday, February 16, 2018

Florida School Shooting

Another school shooting took place this week, this time in Florida.  While the conversation in the media inevitably goes straight to gun control, the real cause for this horrific violence goes overlooked again....Why have our schools turned into killing fields?

Prayer was removed from our schools in 1963.

There it is ^^ in one sentence.  They removed prayer in an effort to remove the Creator from schools.  And what has been the net result?  You are seeing it in the headlines.  As with everything else, the Lord did not send lightning strikes, hail and thunder the next day to punish this nation.  No, He waited.  It has now been 55 years since they made that fatal mistake and look at our schools.  Schools have been transformed from places of learning to violence ridden indoctrination centers.

This country and most of the world has made effort after effort to remove the Lord God from every possible corner of our public space from school house to court house.  Now we see schools turned into killing fields and a "justice" system riddled with corruption from the top down.

What did the Almighty say?

Isaiah 48:22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

The evidence speaks for itself.  The not so United States is tearing itself apart at the seams.  Peace is nowhere to be found, violence and strife are everywhere.

Gal 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Not only does a man reap what he sows, cities, counties, nations also reap what they sow.  Apostasy and wickedness is what has been sown and now the harvest has appeared and people still have puzzled looks on their faces, "how did this happen?" they ask when the answer is staring them in the face.

All of this ^^ is the problem.  What is the solution?  I'm not sure there is a solution for the nations of this world, the Lord told us what is coming and depending on what His timeline is, we could be right on the brink of things getting much much worse.  However........

While His Church is still on this earth (we living stones-the Church- not concrete monuments built by men for men), we can pray.  The Spirit of the Lord is answering prayers and moving mountains day in and day out all around us.  We must pray for the Lord's protection over our children.  We fight the good fight of faith while we are on this earth:

1 Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

While we are here, we are to continue asking, continue knocking, continue seeking our Lord's will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven.  We are to pray about everything we care about, all the time.  "Well brother D, that sounds like a lot of praying because there are many things I would like to see done!"  And you would be right, which is why brother D uses an excel spreadsheet (yes, not kidding) to list all my requests and prayers to the Lord.  When something comes to mind or spirit, it goes on the sheet.  There are so many requests it is hard to keep track of them without writing them down somewhere.  You can use paper if you want to, but yes the Lord knows how to read spreadsheets as well :P

This brother has a testimony for you and that testimony has not changed.  Our God answers prayer.  Our God performs miracles and He does both of these actively TODAY.  No, He does not always answer us when we want Him to, He decides when to answer.  We get to ask for the "what" in prayer.  He gets to answer both "when" and "how" He wants to.  When people don't get the "when" and "how" they wanted they chalk that up to no answer.  That would be wrong, they just didn't get the when and how they wanted but the Lord did answer.  Sometimes the answer is yes-here it is now, sometimes its no-full stop, sometimes its yes-but you are going to have to wait for it.  People don't like "no" and they do not like to wait.  Sometimes people also do not like the "how" our Lord answers.  We asked for request "A", but instead it looks like we received answer "B, C or D" instead.  Again, answers "B, C or D" are all answers and we may not like them in the short term but we have to ask the Lord why in His infinite wisdom and power He answered us in the way He did.  Almost always, in time, He will tell us.

The Lord uses time as an effective tool to work out His will on this earth.  We see this in the school shootings.  Why did the Lord not turn the schools into killing fields over night?  Because in 1963, the spiritual state of the population at large was not in state of decay it is now.  Why does that matter?  Because light drives out darkness, every time without fail.  If there is enough light in a room the only place for darkness to hide is in little bitty crevices and corners of the room.  As the light is taken away, the darkness advances out of the corners and crevices into the room.

The good news is we are the light that drives out darkness.

Matt 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Salt preserves and light drives out darkness.

All around us we hear people telling us we need to "get involved" with the corrupt political system to "make a difference."  When the enemy hears that he laughs.  What the enemy does not laugh at is when we get on our knees and pray.....

2 Cor 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but divinely powerful toward the demolition of strongholds,

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.

If we want to make a difference we need to pray.  Our God answers prayer, period.

James 5:16......The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

What does that ^^ mean?  It means prayer works.

Matt 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

Our Lord has given us every spiritual weapon we need ^^ to be effective against the problems we face on this earth.  Our problems are not based in flesh and blood....

Read the story of this kid who shot up the Florida school, he said he heard demonic voices.
How many school shootings did we see prior to 1963 (before prayer was taken out of school) where kids reported hearing demonic voices telling them to shoot up their school?  Zero, case closed and court adjourned.

grace and peace

Sunday, February 04, 2018

The New Masquerade

AI based on computers can only go so far with the mind of man behind it.  It appears that the real AI story will be the masquerade demons use to present themselves to the world in the last days.  The farther we go down this road the more we are able to see this story unfold.

Matt 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before.

Its going to be very convincing for those who do not have the Spirit of the Lord guiding their steps.
There is a new series out on Netflix called "altered carbon."  In the first episode there is a table with AI personalities sitting around it and one of them comes right out and says "demons created us,"  I almost fell out of the chair.

Combine that with videos like this and you get the idea.  They aren't even trying to hide it.  This world is at a place in its spiritual slide away from the Creator where they can openly talk about and openly accept ideas like this.

I have lost count of how many times I thought we have to be close to the end and truth be told we are closer to the end today than at any time in the past.  How much longer with the Lord delay before He judges this world for its open wickedness?  Just when you think we have hit a new low we move down to hit another one.

Lord God help us, we need you more now than ever.  Glory to God.

grace and peace

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon And Lunar Eclipse

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On 1/31/18 this world saw a super moon which was also a blue moon which was also a blood moon.  Statistically speaking having all of those at once is rare indeed.  We know that the moon is a sign for Israel.  I am posting this the day after the sign and no rapture took place, Israel was not invaded, in fact nothing much apparent to the eye took place at all.  So why write about it?  It was absolutely a sign for us and for the world.  (I forgot to mention it also fell precisely on the new year of the trees for Israel (Tu Bishvat).

I saw two people in recent history give excellent summaries of what a sign is.  If you put a warning sign right at the edge of a cliff and the first time people see it is when they are going over the cliff, the sign failed to do its job.  The warning signs are put out 100 miles, 50 miles, 20 miles, 10 miles, 5 and even 1 mile away warning people that a cliff is coming up and to be ready for it.  So it is with the warning signs the Lord has given this world.  He started years and years ago, warning this world of what is coming and He has not stopped the warnings.  Nobody will be able to say "where did this come from" when the Lord drops His divine hammers on this world.  Wrath and judgement are coming.  No, its not popular to talk about it.  People want good news and ONLY good news but the Bible I read is not written that way.  Yes, there is good news but there is also warning after warning of what is coming for those who are not found in Christ in the days ahead.

We were told over and over again to be watching for the coming of the Lord.  Which coming?  NOT the second coming, the unexpected coming of the Lord:

Matt 24:36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noe 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 Noe 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. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

He could not be more clear, no man knows when this is going to happen.  This is the biggest problem I have with post trib, pre-wrath, and mid trib doctrines, they ALL deny the clear warnings in the Word that are not hard to understand, not written in some mysterious language that we have to agonize over, no, its very clear what He means.  Watch NOW, period.   Reminding you (and myself) of these things is part of the work this nobody was given to do on this earth.  The work is to throw everything that sets itself up in opposition to the Word of the Lord in the garbage where it belongs. 

2 Cor 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

The doctrines of man be damned, only the Word of Christ and the doctrines of Jesus Christ should have any standing whatsoever in our hearts, minds and spirits.  Our opinions are worthless, His Word is everything.  

We have no idea whatsoever when the Lord is coming back for us unexpectedly.  Every time this writer thought "okay now we've gone beyond the point of no return" the Lord has let things press on and stopped them in their tracks and turned back the dial so only His plan and His timing prevail.  Because we do not know, we must always be ready.  We do not know when our Lord will show up for us and we do not know if the Lord is going to give us another single day on this earth.  We must be ready, right now, today to meet our Lord.

How can we be ready?  We do the good we know we should be doing, that is walking and talking and getting to know our God better every day.  We must do what He tells us to do, when He tells us to do it.  This world is in the mess it is in because mankind thinks they know better.  Look at the mess they have made!  The one and only way things will work the way they are supposed to is when we do exactly what our God told us to do.  The entire Old Testament is a testament to that.  Do it His way or brace ourselves for major problems.

This was written to you to encourage you to do what you should be doing.  Ask, knock, seek.  Pray and obey.  Walk and talk with your God, every day at all times.  Know Him and make sure He knows you

Matt 7:21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

grace and peace

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Good We Can Do Today

The Lord reminded this writer of something important recently.  I was having a walk and talk with the Lord and wondering what good there was for me to do that day.  There was no burning car on the side of the road to save someone out of.  There was no starving person who needed food or water or they might die.  There was no neon sign flashing anywhere (apparently) saying "here I am, the good you should do today!"  About that time the Lord dropped this bomb which is actually nothing new, just a reminder of what all of us should already know well:  He is the good we can do today.  What does that mean?  Walking and talking, worshiping, praising, praying to Him are all pieces of the greatest good we could possibly do today.  HE is our first "job."  He is our first work.  He is our first service.  What is it we think we are here for anyway?  Is it not to love, serve, and obey our God.  Isn't it to know Him and love Him better today than we did yesterday?  Yes, and yes and AMEN.

So, the good we can do today does not require you to pack your bags for some distant land.  The good we can do is right here right now.

John 14:5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him,
and have seen him.

Matt 7:21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

So really what are we saying here?  Everything boils down to: 1.  Does the Lord know us and 2. Do we know Him?

Rev 2:4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent

Todays message is not a beat down but an encouragement to all of us.  The greatest good we can do does not require us to spend a penny or even leave our own house.  The great good we can do is to know and love our God.  That's it.  Glory to God.

grace and peace