Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sept 23, 2015

Do I have any idea what will or will not happen on any given day?  No.  What do I know?  The Lord has clearly instructed this servant over this past year that the Word and everything else in creation is created on the basis of cycles/seasons.  The Shemitah is a cycle, Jubilee is on a cycle.  Summer, fall, winter, spring are a cycle and the list goes on and on.  The proof is built into the creation.

So what?  Cycles are clearly laid out in the Bible.  Old Testament, New Testament, Revelation (The end).  The proof in the Bible is Israel, Church, Israel. By Revelation 5 no longer is the Church mentioned at all, and now our Lord is presenting Himself by new names indicative of the change of cycles back to Israel:

Rev 5:5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Brother D did not put that ^^ in the Bible, the Lord God did. I do not see the Church in Rev 5, I do clearly see Israel there.

The tribe of Juda? (Israel)
The root of David (Israel)

Not the Church, ISRAEL

We are in the midst of a grand cycle change.  People have called these seasons or cycles dispensations but lets keep it simple, its a cycle. 

How much effort has the Lord gone through to highlight 2015 with signs?  The blood moons and solar eclipses, and cows with 7s on their heads, the Shemitah cycles and prophecies are well documented and they all converge on the fall of this year, specifically September of this year 2015.

I do not listen to "youtube prophets" and I would not suggest that you do either however this one clip does have my attention.  This sister heard from the Lord 3 or so years ago about this coming day of atonement in 2015.  This was before the Shemitah or blood moons on feast days were common knowledge.  It points to the day of atonement 2015.  What is so remarkable about this day of atonement prophesy is not only the timing of it but how it fits in with everything else going on this fall.  What does the Lord say about the day of atonement?

Leviticus 23:26And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 27Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 28And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. 29For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

And there it is.  A direct tie in to the Shemitah (sabbath of rest) and a hint of coming tribulation (afflicting of souls).  And here we have once again this evidence for cycle change.  Why pray tell is a Christian woman getting a Word from the Lord about a Leviticus feast day?  The same reason that brother Johnathan Kahn was given all this insight into the harbinger and the Shemitah, the cycle is about to shift decisively back to Israel.

With the mounting evidence we have seen for something special happening this fall, we would be fools to ignore it.  The Lord tells us clearly in Luke 21:36 that there is an event that is certainly coming and we should pray for it.  The Lord called this event an "escape from all" so that is what I am going to call it.  An all powerful, all knowing God does not need to elaborate nor does He have to tell us more than once what He wants us to do.  If He says jump, our only question should be "how high?"  If He commands us to pray that we may be counted worthy to escape all that is about to happen, we should pray that we will be counted worthy to escape all that is about to happen. 

The time for debate is overThe time to do what we were told to do is now. 

grace and peace



































Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Silence Is Deafening

If you would have told me a few short years ago what would be going on right now today, I would have bet there would be outrage/protests/alarm bells going off etc etc.  Instead, it is the silence that is deafening.

What do you mean brother D?  Every indication is that cash is going to be outlawed/done away with very soon.  How soon is that?  Try September (there is that month again...).  Denmark looks to be the first nation to outlaw cash.  There are a million reasons they want to do it but the reasons are not the point, the point is, it is right on the doorstep right now:

Rev 13:16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Once we go cashless, we are a hairs breadth away from this world being able to implement the mark immediately.  September 2015 looks to be a very very special month with the last of the lunar tetrad, stacked on elul 29 (the shemitah), stacked on the day of atonement, stacked on the first country going cashless, and the list goes on.

We are standing on the very doorway of (possibly) the escape from all, the beginning of the tribulation, the psalm 83 war, the mark of the beast and you could hear a pin drop the silence is so deafening.  What do I mean silence?

A man named Viktor Frankl wrote a book called "Man' Search For Meaning" in which he describes how the Jews in concentration camps rationalized their way all the way from normal every day life to the ghettos to death in the camps.  All the way through, starting from the beginning they rationalized until they were staring death in the face at which time it was too late.

Again, what do I mean by silence?  The rationalizing silence is the same exact thing that happened to the Jews who died in the camps as the people living in the world today.  This world is staring down the barrel of a time of trouble never seen before and never to be seen again, that includes the death camps of WW2.

Mark 13:19 For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be. And if The Lord had not shortened the days, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days."

We see this coming.  Everyone sees this coming and there is no leader in sight, not a finger being lifted anywhere to avoid what is right before us.  Why is there no leader (Christian or otherwise) to lead the world out of this mess?  Why is it nobody lifts a finger to avoid the hell on earth coming at us like a freight train?  It is the cup of trembling, Isaiah 51:
 
17Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
18There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
19These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
20Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.

So what brother D?  So I am amazed.  I am amazed at how history repeats itself over and over again.  And in our case it is very recent history, what 70 or so years ago that Hitler was slaughtering the Jews (amongst others) in the camps?  And here we are ready to repeat the entire process except this time it will be the process on steroids and you could hear a pin drop.

Ok, so you are amazed and thats it?  No, amazed and grieved.  I am grieved that mankind can clearly see the lesson of history and Christians and Jews can clearly read the results of disobedience and walk right into again as if it was the first time.  We do serve a merciful, loving, kind God but He is also a righteous judge.

In Matthew 7 we are instructed:

1Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

For the record, I repent of any judgement I have made against anyone knowingly or unknowingly but I will say this; if it were up to me nobody would go to hell.  If it were up to me, nobody would miss the escape from all, kept from the hour of trial events that are coming.  What is coming is just that bad and the beginning of it is months away (if not sooner).

 In the past I have had watch events and prayers around the time of the Feast of Trumpets each year but this year is different.  This year, 2015 is set apart.  No previous year had two cows born on the exact day of the Shemitah or very close with 7's on their heads.  No previous year had 4 blood moons leading up to the month of the Feast of Trumpets.  No previous year had the first nation on the earth going cashless for the first time in history.  No previous year had the kind of massive military movements and suspicious store closings by the thousands set to be complete by the month of September.  No, this September and this year are special.

This year I will be praying for you and your family starting this very minute and I am asking you to pray for me and my family this very minute.

Please stop right now and pray for all of us 1.  That our sins are forgiven and 2.  that we all will be counted worthy to escape all that is about to happen and stand before our Lord.

We pray this in obedience to 1.  The Lord's prayer and 2.  Luke 21:36.

The Lord went out of His way this time to warn us.  Cows with 7's on their heads?



I pray with you for all men, kings presidents prime ministers and all who are in authority:

1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Its just time guys.  Yes, there have been false alarms in the past but we are staring at the real deal now.  This:

Denmark moves closer to a cashless society

is not a rumor, not a conspiracy theory, not a figment of someone's imagination.  This ^^ is real and it is coming as soon as a couple of months from now.  If Denmark implements in September, other countries will pile on quickly and it would not be farfetched to put a cashless world 1-3 years from this September just in time for the mark.  We do not have to name times and dates right?  We can see this standing right in front of us.

What has become of this world with all the filth and degradation of every kind?  The infighting and backstabbing and in general the lack of love is breathtaking.  It appears to me that it is about time for the escape.  For all the naysayers and people who disagree until the veins pop in their neck, I dont care what they think.  We each will stand or fall based on our faith, on what we believe as individuals.

Now that the Lord has opened my eyes to the cycles hidden in plain sight in the Bible, I am certain that there really is an escape from all that is about to happen.  People can call that event whatever they want, I will call it what the Bible called it, an escape from all.  We were told to be watching always and to pray that we will take part in this event.

Luke 21:36Watch 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.

This event ^^ is certainly coming and Lord help those who not only do not pray for it (in direct disobedience to the command) but also teach others not to pray for it?

Israel cycle, Church cycle, Israel cycle.  That is how the Bible is laid out.  We are in the midst of changing from the Church cycle to the Israel cycle.  There is a reason in Rev 1 we read about our Lord in Church terms (no mention or hint of Israel) in Rev 2-3 we read the Churches called out by name, then we read of the Churches no more.  In Rev 4 a door is open in heaven (just like in Rev 3.8) then one chapter later in Rev 5.5 we are reading this:

Rev 5.5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda (ISRAEL!), the Root of David(ISRAEL!), hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Then Revelation 6 kicks of with seals that are (not types of, but are) Old Testament judgements on the disobedient (Read Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 26 and Isaiah 51 and compare to seals 1-4).

There is a reason the final 7 years are called the time of Jacob's trouble.  For too long the enemy through his menservants have stolen the Church's hope trying to lump us in with Israel in the book of Revelation.  We accepted Jesus Christ, there is a reason the punishment that is coming includes this devil called the anti-Christ.  He is for those who did not accept the Son of God when He came the first time.

2 Thess 2:10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Receive not the love of what truth?  Believed not what truth?  The truth that Jesus Christ is Lord, the Son of God.  Who does not believe this?  Who does not believe or receive this truth?  The Church?  Ridiculous.

The evidence is there for all to see but it does take the Spirit of the Lord to open one's eyes and it does take the faith the Lord gives to see, believe and receive the truth.

If you are in Christ, there is good news.  An escape from all is coming, I am more certain of it today than I ever have been my entire life.  Some of the church will be kept from the hour of trial that is coming upon the entire world (notice He did not say we would be kept from the "place" of trial, we will be kept from the "hour" of trial.  That is a time/season/cycle).

A plain reading of the Word of God cannot be denied.  I encourage you to forget what men have taught you and read and receive the Word as it is plainly written standing on itself for justification without any need for outside support.

Is one scripture enough for us to escape all that is about to happen?  (we have more than enough additional proof) but how many times did the Lord have to say "let there be light" for the sun to be created?  How many proof texts do these folks need to be physically translated:


• Enoch—Genesis 5
• Elijah—2 Kings 6
• Isaiah—Isaiah 6
• Philip—Acts 8
• Paul—2 Corinthians 12
• Two Witnesses—Revelation 11
• Male Child (Jesus)—Revelation 12


Enough proof, we have all the proof we need.  If the Lord told us one time and only one time that there is an escape from all coming and we should pray for it, that would be and that is more than enough.

The enemy has stolen our hope and comfort for too long.  Comfort?  You bet:

1 Thess 4:16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

If you are reading these words right now there is a message that burns within me to get across to you:

Be comforted.

If the Lord said it, you can believe it.  Take my word for nothing, take the Word of the Lord back to Him in prayer and ask Him to cement it into your faith exactly what He means by what He said.  The hour is late and time is slipping away.  The time to wrap up loose ends is here, its almost time to go home.  Glory to God.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Thoughts About The Rapture

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)

The Lord has been instructing me for some time (a year or so) about cycles, and the Old Testament.  It was not until this week that I understood everything He has been teaching me was to be put together to understand the very end of the end times (the days we live in today).  It is time to get excited about what is coming.

Points of understanding:

The Lord has always operated on cycles.  We have winter, spring, summer, fall.  Here recently He has revealed what nobody took notice of:  the re-emerging Shemitah cycle.  Thanks to the Lord using brother Cahn, the whole world now knows what the Shemitah is.  So what?

So its all about cycles.  We began the Bible with an Israel cycle, which transitioned into a Church cycle, then we will finish with an Israel cycle.  The Old Testament is an Israel cycle.  The New Testament is almost all a Church Cycle.  The book of Revelation is a mixed cycle (Church cycle, Israel cycle, The End.)

Revelation 1-3 is exclusively the Church.  Do you see Israel mentioned anywhere in there?  No.
Pay close attention to the little details you have read for years and glossed right over.  Read now from the perspective of cycles.  In Revelation 1 here is how our Lord is described for us by the Holy Spirit:

12And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

Do you see any mention of Isaac, David, Jacob or anything else relating to Israel in this description^^?  No you do not.  Rev 1-3 is the end of the church cycle.  Rev 4-5 is transition between cycles, Rev 6-18 is Israel cycle.  We just looks at the description of Jesus in Rev 1 for the beginning of the short church cycle, now let us look at the description of our Lord Jesus in the transition cycle in Rev 5:

Just before opening the first seal, how is our Lord described?

5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Do you see the change?  We just shifted from the Church cycle into the Israel centric cycle.  Notice the Words used:  Lion of the tribe of Juda (Israel), Root of David (Israel).  Once someone points it out to you it is plain as day but for years all of us have read right over this.

The Lord spent an entire chapter of the Bible explaining how things work:  Cycles/Seasons/Times!!

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


After Rev 5:5 you do not see the Church, what do you see?  Old Testament punishments for disobedience.  Revelation 6, all the seals are Old Testament judgements!  This was a real eye opener.  The Lord has had me in Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 26, Isaiah 51, but why?  To understand Revelation 6....Compare the rewards for disobedience listed in Leviticus 26, with Revelation 6.  They match up more or less exactly.

In Rev 1-3 we see the church mentioned by name.  Rev 4-5 is transition with Israel taking center stage again by Rev 5.5.  Revelation 6 is a reintroduction (via the seals) of the same exact Old Testament punishments for disobedience...and the Church is mentioned no more.  One cycle has ended, another has begun.

 Seal 1, anti-Christ, Leviticus 26:7And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

 Seal 2, a great sword: Lev 26: 23And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; 24Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. 25And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities

Seal 3, Famine, Leviticus 26. 20And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

Seal 4, Death, Leviticus 26.  36And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth. 37And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.

Seal 5-6 begin to break new ground that is specifically contained to Revelation.  What I do want you to notice is this (remember cycles/seasons/times):  11And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

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

Hour of temptation (tribulation) = little season?  The Church is promised to sit out , be removed from that season (Glory to God.)

Is it really a coincidence that right now the Shemitah (Israel centric) cycle has made its way back into the world's consciousness?  Is it really a coincidence that the same exact rewards for disobedience listed in Leviticus 26 (Israel centric) and Deuteronomy 28 (Israel centric) reappear in Revelation 6 (Israel centric)?

What's the point and what does this have to do with the rapture?  The point is, the Church cycle is coming to an end and the Israel cycle is about to begin.  No cycle ends on a dime, as one cycle is ending and another is beginning they blend for a short time, that is where we are right now.

 As for the rapture.  I believe we should forget we ever heard the word rapture.  Why?  Why not let the Bible speak for itself and use the terms the Bible uses?  Satan is very clever.  He has used the rapture debate to steal our hope, to create doubt.

How has he done this?  By framing the argument as though only one event were possible.

 Why has there been all this argument over pre-trib, mid-trib, pre-wrath, post-trib?  Because we have all argued as though the Lord could only possibly be talking about one event across all of the scriptures that have been used to defend each of the rapture viewpoints.  We all fell for it, for awhile.  What was the error that led so many astray?  Not letting the Bible speak for itself.

Luke 21:36 is an "escape from all" event.  Escape from all are the precise Words used by the Lord.  Forget the word rapture, if the Lord did not use it, we should not either...

Revelation 3:10 is a "kept from the hour of trial" event.  The word rapture is not used by the Lord, we should not use it either.

1 Thess 4 is a "caught up" event.  Yes, you can use the word harpazo if you want to but let us use the Lord's Words, His descriptors, not ours.

Matt 24:31 is a "gather his elect" event.  The Lord did not use the word rapture here, lets use His Words not ours..

^^These are some of the key scriptures that have all been lumped together to steal the hope of millions by introducing doubt.  The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy.  The Lord only knows how much killing, stealing and destroying the enemy has done by us allowing him to frame the Word of God for us.  Forget you ever heard the word rapture and resolve only to know exactly what the Word of God says..

I will ask one simple question to get the wheels turning about what appears to be multiple events.  Does the "caught up in the blink of an eye" event in 1 Thess 4 sound like angels "gather his elect from the four winds"  No, the methodology per the Word of God is completely radically different so why do people continue to force round blocks into square holes?  If they sound different they probably are different.  Who has created all this confusion about these scriptures?  Men have with the assistance of the enemy.

If we take the Word of God as it is written and do not add anything to it, do not spiritualize it and subtract from it but just take it as it is written its is so obvious a child could understand it.

There can be multiple events, and there will be multiple events and I hereby refuse to call anyone of them "rapture" as that term has now been used to so confuse the body of Christ that it should be banished.  Let the Bible speak for itself.

The Bible, when it speaks for itself, appears to be pointing to multiple events, not one.  Revolutionary idea?  Not even close.  This path is so well worn in the Bible it is hard for me to believe we were so easily sidetracked.  Consider:

• Enoch—Genesis 5
• Elijah—2 Kings 6
• Isaiah—Isaiah 6
• Philip—Acts 8
• Paul—2 Corinthians 12
• Two Witnesses—Revelation 11
• Male Child (Jesus)—Revelation 12

All of these ^^ are physical translation events.

Conclusion:

There will be multiple events that will happen exactly as the Word of God said they will.  There will be an escape from all event.  There will be gathering from the 4 winds of heaven event as detailed in Matt 24:31.  There will be a caught up in the blink of an eye event as described in 1 Thess 4.  Where the events sound the same, they probably are the same, where they do not sound the same, they probably are not the same.

This past week the Lord had me skim through the New Testament to look for links to Old Testament punishments linked to the New Testament.  Thats where we see 1 Cor 10 and Rev 6, they link Old and New but the larger point that zooms out to the big picture is this:  The New Testament really is "good news."  If you go back and read the Old Testament and see how often punishment, and disobedience, and curses are mentioned and it can be some tough reading.  When you skim through the New Testament, its about love, grace, mercy.  In general its just "good news" especially compared to the Old Testament.

Here's where it is time to get excited.  The good news of the New Testament, the Church age/cycle ends as it began, with hope and comfort.  How so?

It appears that there is an escape from all event coming.  Escape from all means what it says it means.  Some believers will escape all that is about to happen.  Is there some hope and comfort in that?  You bet there is and it is time to slam the door shut on the enemy stealing our hope and comfort.

Okay, is that all the hope and comfort?  No.  What happens to the believers who miss the escape from all event?  There is a gathering by the angels event that takes place immediately after the abomination that causes desolation. resulting in what we see in Revelation 7, a multitude in heaven.  Notice there is no mention of the Church in Revelation 7.  Why not?  Different cycle, different people. 

What we do see in Rev 7 is the elders that we also saw in Rev 4-5 and what did the elder say?

"Who are these people?"

Different group, different time, different cycle.  What do we know about these elders?

We know there are 24 elders (Rev 5:8).  We also know that these elders represent a much larger group that is already there in heaven with them.  How do we know that?

In Rev 5:8 we see there are 24 elders and in Rev 5:9 we see this:

9And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;

So, there are 1. redeemed persons in heaven 2.  out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.  Next let us ask if this equates:

24 people =every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation. 

Another way of asking it is, are there more than 24 (combined) tribes, tongues, peoples and nations?  Obviously and absolutely MANY more.  And they are there before any of the seals have been opened in Rev 6.  So who could these people be and which event could they be associated with?


Ask better questions, get better answers.  Stop accepting pre-framed arguments and accept the Word of the Lord just exactly as it is written, adding nothing to it and subtracting nothing from it.  If the events sounds different, they probably are different.  There is no limit to how many different events the Lord can cause to take place as we have already established here:


• Enoch—Genesis 5
• Elijah—2 Kings 6
• Isaiah—Isaiah 6
• Philip—Acts 8
• Paul—2 Corinthians 12
• Two Witnesses—Revelation 11
• Male Child (Jesus)—Revelation 12


Glory to God.  It appears the escape from all event is next.  Let us pray for ourselves, our families and all those in Christ that not one of us will miss it.

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We Can Move Heaven And Earth With This

1 Thess 5:

16  Rejoice evermore.
17  Pray without ceasing.
18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

This ^^ is a very simple formula that can, has, will move heaven and earth.  If we want the ear of our Lord we have to approach Him His way, not ours.  Once we learn to do things His way we will understand the wisdom behind and it choose His way willingly over our own.

The Lord does not like murmuring, whining, grumbling, complaining.  Israel and the Old Testament were given to us as examples (1 Cor 10:1-11). 

Num 1426And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 27How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. 28Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: 29Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,

Once again this comes back to the knowledge of God, knowing our God.  What does the Lord like?  What does He not like?  Which way are we choosing?

Do you need a miracle?  Do you need a prayer answered? 1.  Rejoice (always) 2.  Pray (without ceasing) 3.  Give thanks for everything.

Notice that this ^^ has faith and patience built into the equation.

How simple is this?  To add to this, the brother who writes to you can add his testimony to it.  Each miracle I have seen, and there have been many, have involved these 3 things.

Do things His way and see what happens.  Be faithful and patient and the Lord WILL answer you.  Why?  Because He said He would.  That's it.

Matt 7:7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

 There are no exceptions to this ^^.  If there are exceptions it is our exception not His. People abort their miracle/prayer by giving up (faith, patience).  How and when your answer to prayer/miracle show up are the Lord's providence alone.


Isa 30:18Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!

 How long do you have to wait?  As long as it takes to get your answer.

Psalm 25:5Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Proverbs 8:34 Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily ...
... Blessed is the person who listens to me, watches at my door
day after day, and waits by my doorposts. ... 
 

 
... For God alone I patiently wait; he is the one who delivers me. ... [For the choir director;
according to Jeduthun; a psalm by David.] My soul waits calmly for God ...
 
... No one who waits for you will ever be put to shame, but all who are unfaithful ... Neither
let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on thee shall be ...

The Lord has given this nobody who writes to you a testimony and that testimony is the Word of the Lord can be trusted.  Yes you will suffer while you wait.  Yes it will be difficult to hang onto your faith as the enemy tries to steal your answer.  Yes, the world will tell you to just give up.  Yes sometimes it will feel like your guts are turning inside out as your feelings and emotions betray you as you hang onto your faith for dear life.

And when you have waited long enough, when you have suffered enough through your fiery trial, then your answer will show up.

Let us close where we started:

1 Thess 5:

16  Rejoice evermore.
17  Pray without ceasing.
18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Do these things ^^ and be patient, be faithful and you will add your testimony of prayer answered, miracle received to the cloud of witnesses (Heb 12:1) that surround us.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How The Old Testament Applies Today

I was asking the Lord for some New Testament evidence that the Old Testament isn't just something for Israel.  How does the Old Testament apply to us today?

1 Cor 10:1Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 5But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 11Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

We are seeing Old Testament punishments in the world all around us.  Disobedience and faithlessness has a price.  What happens when people do what does not please the Lord?  Go back and read the Old Testament, the Lord has some signature judgements that are used time and again on people who do not please Him.  One of those signature judgements is drought:

Amos 4:7 "I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still ... "I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away.
I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another.

 Deut 11 16Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; 17And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

Levit 25:19And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: 20And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.


You get the picture right?  Over and over again He uses the same punishments.  Look around at the world today.  Look at California.  One of the blessings of the Lord is rain in due season.  California produces fruit and nuts for the entire U.S.  It appears that the Lord is not happy with the hearts and actions of the people of the United States.  If He was, California would have rain. 

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Fear Of The Lord

Job 28:28 He has commanded mankind: 'To fear the Lord—that is wisdom;
to move away from evil—that is understanding.'"


In Deuteronomy 28, there are 68 verses of scripture.  Verses 1-14 are the blessing for obedience, verses 15-68 are the curses for disobedience.  Lets do the math here.....14 out of 68 verses spent on describing the blessings equates to about 20%.  The rest of the time (80%) the Lord spends describing the curses that will result from disobedience.  Why?  To install fear, but not any fear...the fear of the Lord.

So again, why spend 80% of the verses on instilling fear/describing the curse?  The Lord knows exactly what we humans do over and over again once our belly is full and we are living safely.  We become complacent and forget the Lord, then we proceed to do whatever we want.  Proof?  Sure:

 A couple of  chapters after Deuteronomy 28, the Lord is speaking to Moses about what is going to happen:

Deut 31:16And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. 17Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us? 18And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.
19Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. 20For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant. 21And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware. 22Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.

Humans repeat history because human nature never changes.  When is the last time you heard a pastor or priest preach on the fear of the Lord?  You do not hear it because the people do not want to hear it.  What did we hear from Israel and what do we hear from the world today?

Isaiah 30:10 They say to the seers, "See no more visions!" and to the prophets, "Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.


There is no fear of the Lord so what the world gets once again is the long list of curses laid out on Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 26 and Isaiah 51.  What we see in America comes straight from those chapters of scripture.  Today lets look at Isaiah 51 and America.  The Lord is describing for us the "cup of His fury" starting in verse 17.

Have you ever wondered why in this time of utter corruption and wickedness and oppression there are no leaders to stand up for what is right?  I mean, there are hundreds of millions of people in America and not one Church leader or one political leader stands up as great leaders of the past have against all of the evil we see in our time.  Why not, where are they?  explanation here:


It is part of the curse on America (and the world), the cup of the Lord's fury.  The people do not get who they vote for they get who they deserve:

18There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she has brought forth; neither is there any that takes her by the hand of all the sons that she has brought up.

The Lord has left the wicked nations leaderless.  Even worse than leaderless, He has given America a leader who hates America and Americans (Obama).

 People may say "I am not under the law" or "I am not under the Old Testament" but they should ask themselves if they are still subject to discipline and the Lord's punishments for disobedience.  Here is a fact:  we must obey.  It was the same in the Old as it is in the New Testament.  When the people do not obey there are consequences. 

Yesterday the Lord impressed upon me that although the Old Testament has some of the most fearful details of consequences for disobedience it also has some of the most powerful promises of protection.  The example given was:

Psalm 91:

5You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;
6Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
8Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation;
10There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
11For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
12They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the serpent shall you trample under feet.
14Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.
16With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

^^These are some rather substantial promises. 

It appears that the same message has been laid out for us today as was for Israel.  They had the Old Testament and the law and they had to obey.  We have the Lord Jesus and the New Testament and we have to obey.  There are consequences for what we choose as the Lord said here:

Deut 30:19  This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.

and a New Testament example here, the Lord speaking directly to the Churches:

Rev 2:20Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

Do severe punishments still exist under the New Testament?  I would say the Lord striking children dead (verse 23) would qualify as severe.

We should hope and cling to the promises but we should never ever forget that we are humans and most will fall to the curses as a result of a nature that becomes fat dumb and happy forgetting the Lord.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. 

2 Chron 19:7 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.


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Sunday, May 03, 2015

What The Shemitah Has Taught Us

The Shemitah cycle has been alive and well for decades if not longer.  Brother Cahn has proven this extensively in his book and videos.  The most interesting part is, the Shemitah cycle is affecting everyone, not just Israel.  This has been a point of emphasis here for a few days now.  It does not matter if someone things they are exempt because they think they are not "under the law."  It does not matter if they do not believe anything in the Old Testament applies to them.  The cycle and its impacts have affected everyone.  If you have a bank account, or money in any investment account or if you are involved in the world economy in any way, it affects you.


What is coming up this fall is a Jubilee which in essence is a super-Shemitah.  What happens during a Jubilee?  Debts are cancelled and slaves are released.  According to legendary forecaster Martin Armstrong, the next major crisis to hit this world will be a bond (debt) crisis.  Government bonds are in the process of pumping (up) in preparation for a catastrophic dump (down).  All of this is to happen precisely aligned with the coming Jubilee year that begins in Sept 2015.

If I did not know the time of Jacob's trouble was coming I would almost say we should all rejoice.   The world economy is built upon debt and debt is slavery.  The entire world system is built upon economic slavery and this current system is about to be wiped out by the Lord's super-cycles called the Shemitah and Jubilee.

As brother Jonathan Cahn explains in his videos, the Shemitah and Jubilee were designed as a blessing but when the people are disobedient and defiant it becomes are curse.  Are the people of this world living in obedience or disobedience to the Lord's commands?  They are disobedient.  So what is coming?  More of the curse.  Why do I say more?  Because as past Shemitah cycles have shown the economy is being wiped out in pieces.  Moreover, other aspects of the Lord's curse on disobedient children are evident now as well.  Recently we discussed some aspects of the curses laid out in Deuteronomy 28.  Now lets look at some of the curses presented in Leviticus 26.  The curses in Leviticus 26 are laid out progressively from bad to worse.  The curse we are seeing right now (in America) is just the beginning:

Lev 26
Punishments for Disobedience

14“However, if you do not listen to me or obey all these commands, 15and if you break my covenant by rejecting my decrees, treating my regulations with contempt, and refusing to obey my commands, 16I will punish you. I will bring sudden terrors upon you—wasting diseases and burning fevers that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will plant your crops in vain because your enemies will eat them. 17I will turn against you, and you will be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you, and you will run even when no one is chasing you!
18“And if, in spite of all this, you still disobey me, I will punish you seven times over for your sins. 19I will break your proud spirit by making the skies as unyielding as iron and the earth as hard as bronze. 20All your work will be for nothing, for your land will yield no crops, and your trees will bear no fruit.


Just look at the few underlined places in the scripture above:

1.  What do we live in today?  An age of what?  Terrorism.  That would be verse 16.

2.  It has been written here many times in the past that people do not get who they vote for, they get who they deserve.  What do the people of America and this world deserve right now?  To be ruled over by people who hate them.  That would be verse 17.

3.  What is one of the Lord's signature judgements throughout the Bible?  Drought.  Look at the entire American west and in particular California today.  That would be verse 19.

Only God Almighty could have predicted what is happening with such startling accuracy thousands of years in advance.  His Shemitah cycle and Jubilee super-cycle are hitting precisely at a time of super disobedience, wickedness and corruption.

Speaking of cycles and super-cycles we are also seeing a transition from a Gentile cycle into a Jewish one.

Luke 21.24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.


All of this business of a Shemitah and Jubilee has a decidedly Jewish flavor to it.  We have been unknowingly witnessing minor cycles bloom into a major cycle.  We are witnessing the end of a Gentile cycle and the emergence of a Jewish cycle.  Thus the prominence today of the Shemitah cycle that has become so obvious that even worldly commentators and making note of it.

 We are entering the time of Jacob's trouble

As with the emergence of any major cycle it does not show up one day unannounced.  No, major cycles announce themselves well in advance and they take time to transition.  Unfortunately most people do not pay attention until they are punched squarely in the face by the arrival of the new cycle then they say "who saw this coming?"

Few would debate the fact that Matt 24 is an "end times" chapter of the Bible.  When we look at that chapter what do we see?  Verse 1 Chapter 24 talks about the destruction of the temple.  The temple-decidedly Jewish (not Church centric).  Verse 15-the abomination, where?  The temple, decidedly Jewish (not Church centric).  What are the final 7 years called?  The time of Jacob's trouble-decidedly Jewish (not Church centric).  What are we witnessing this very day?  The transition out of the Gentile cycle into the Jewish cycle as evidenced by among other things the return to prominence of the Shemitah and Jubilee.

Do we see this reflected in the book of Revelation?  You bet we do.  Revelation has 22 chapters.  The church is specifically mentioned by name in Rev 2-3 then it is specifically mentioned no more.

 By the time we reach chapter 7 of 22 chapters the Lord is calling out entirely, completely, wholly Jewish members and tribes.  Again the wave or cycle shifts from Gentile to Jew.

Will there be Christians participating in the time of Jacob's trouble?  Sure but it was not meant for them.  We have the entire New Testament that includes the Words of our Lord Jesus Himself along with all the apostles and nowhere in there do we read about "the time of the Church's trouble?"  No?  Why not?  Because the entire Church age has been the time of the Church's trouble starting with Christians being fed to lions to all the martyr's and saints of Christ being subjected to the most vile treatment known to man up to the present day persecution of Christians throughout the world in every country of the world including America.

We were told to pray for escape because there is an escape from what is coming.

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.

We were given Noah and Lot as examples:

Luke 17:26And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Did Noah escape all that was about to happen to him?  Yes
Did Lot escape all that was about to happen to him?  Yes

(And they both did it with their families by the way)

So too we are told to pray for escape.  Those who preach and teach that there is no escape from all that is coming are probably right concerning themselves, but not us.  They preach that somebody has to be in the tribulation to convert others etc.  What better people to do it than those who preach it!  (this is just my opinion) but what is not opinion is the Lord blesses and rewards people according to their faith and/or belief.  What we believe or do not believe matters!

Matt 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.


The time of transition is upon us, it is right at the door.  Starting this year the economy will begin its final descent into oblivion.  What will arise out of the economic ashes will be a system that includes the mark of the beast to be able to buy or sell anything.

We have a hope based on the New Testament promise of Old Testament fact.  Noah and Lot escaped all of what was about to happen to them.  Let us pray as obedient children in accordance with the command given to us by our Lord through the Holy Spirit:

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.

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Friday, May 01, 2015

My People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.


What kind of "lack of knowledge" is destroying us?  Farming knowledge?  No  How to build a house knowledge? No.  How to repair a car knowledge?  No.  Lack of knowledge of their God.  People do not know their God.

This is the bottom line up front.^^

I asked the Lord this morning about all of the old testament commandments people discard because they say "I am not under the law, and I don't have to follow the old testament."  When people say I don't have to follow the law or the old testament, lets debunk some of that shall we?

Which one of the ten commandments do we no longer have to obey?  Don't steal?  Don't murder?  Don't covet?  Oh, we do have to obey all of them?  Yea.  Even though that was "the law" and the old testament?  Yea.

Okay, but we dont sacrifice animals for our sins anymore right?  Right, and we don't have to tithe anymore in spite of the incessant demands of todays 'pastors' to cherry pick this one doctrine out of the old testament right?  Right.  We don't do ceremonial cleaning and all kinds of other old testament stuff right?  Right.

So....What is this all about, why bring it up?  Yesterday it was written here that the curses of Deuteronomy 28 are falling on this world and I already could hear in my head the objections that todays Church would make to that statement.  I asked the Lord about this dilemma, if we do not follow the law or we are not under the law, what in the old testament does apply?

Lets first verify a few examples that is does indeed apply.  The judgements of the old testament are upon us, people can and will deny this to their grave but they are here and it does not matter that we now follow Jesus and the New Testament because people are missing a critical element that nobody preaches anymore (we will get to that momentarily).

Judgements on this world right now from Deuteronomy:

1.  The immigrant problem:  43The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low

 2.  Drought-lack of rain: 23And your heaven that is over your head shall be brass, and the earth that is under you shall be iron. 24The LORD shall make the rain of your land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down on you, until you be destroyed.

 Have you seen California lately?
 
 3.  The Shemitah:  Deut 31:9And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, which bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel. 10And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,

 So, todays Church does not believe the old testament applies to them but every 7th year on the Shemitah, every Christian that had a stock market account with exposure to any of the major markets took massive losses to their portfolio on and around the day of the Shemitah.  So does it really matter that the Church doesn't believe half of the Bible (the entire first half of the Bible more or less) applies to them?

Yes it does matter because it is destroying them.  Now back to the beginning:

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:

What knowledge?  The knowledge of God.  People do not know Him.

What is the bridge that binds and connects the old testament and the new testament and wraps them up in perfect harmony for the believer?  The knowledge of God.

Hebrews 8:11 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to ... No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, 'Know the Lord,'
because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest

John 14:7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. ... If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you ... "If
you know Me, you will also know My Father. From now on you

Jeremiah 24:7 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the ... I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD

Jeremiah 4:22 "My people are fools; they do not know me. They are ...
"My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have
no understanding. ... "My people are foolish and do not know me," says the LORD. ...

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me-- ... ...

No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, 'Know the LORD,'
because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest
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!’

How do we know what applies to us and what does not?  Knowledge of our God.  For example, because we know our God we know that when people disobey Him He likes to use drought to punish them:

Haggai 1:11 I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains ...
I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine,
the olive oil and everything else the ground produces, on people and ...
//biblehub.com/haggai/1-11.htm - 19k
As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the
grave snatches away those who have sinned. ...
//biblehub.com/job/24-19.htm - 16k
A drought on her waters! They will dry up. ... A drought against her waters, that they
may be dried up! For it is a land of images, and they are mad over idols. ...
//biblehub.com/jeremiah/50-38.htm - 18k
This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought: .... ...
//biblehub.com/jeremiah/14-1.htm - 16k
The LORD will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with
scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you ...
//biblehub.com/deuteronomy/28-22.htm - 19k
If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate
the land. ... When he holds back the waters, there is a drought. ...
You get the idea right?  If the Lord liked something in the Old Testament he probably still likes it now and vice versa.  So again, the idea of striking an area with drought for sin applies directly to a place like the pornography and other mass media sins capital of the world, California.

Striking a place with drought is a 'signature' judgement.  Its what our Lord chooses to do over and over again to nations and states that displease Him.  That is "knowledge of God."  Who cares if it was in the old testament if we deny that the Lord still uses it today we deny at our own peril.

Getting to know someone is what this is about.  That someone in this case is God Almighty.  People perish because they do not know Him.  They take every opportunity to make excuses and live in denial so they can continue to do whatever it is they want to do instead of living in obedience.

Knowing our God is the bridge and connection the binds the entire Word of the Lord together, old and new testament.  Doing something that displeased the Lord in the Old Testament will still probably displease Him today, I know, radical concept?  Doing something that pleased the Lord in the Old Testament will probably please Him today.  People perish because they do not know Him.  They choose to read and accept the parts of the Bible they like and all the rest gets ignored.  Unfortunately for them the Word of the Lord is not a buffet table where you get to pick what you like and leave the rest for someone else.

After reading Deuteronomy 28-31 over the past two days I am convinced we should have those words plastered to our doors and walls and have those Words read to us repeatedly so we never ever forget what the Lord said.  People today have lost the fear of the Lord.  I have heard a million excuses from people telling me that we no longer have to fear the Lord because "we havent been given a spirit of fear" or some other excuse given to them by their spiritual hired hand (pastor).

The Word says

Prov 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.


It is the beginning of wisdom, you do not get past square one without it.  People have lost their fear of the Lord, they now take Him and His Word for granted.  If a person can read the curses that can and will be put upon the disobedient as they are this very day and not be moved with fear then there is something wrong with them, their doctrine and their teachers.

Brother D did not make up the fear of the Lord, the Lord did.  Fear is what it says it is, Fear.  It is not some code word or some spiritualized word for something else.   The fear of the Lord prevents pride and arrogance and it preserves the souls of mankind.

If we know the Lord, we will love Him and fear Him.  The words written in Deuteronomy 28-31 are just as needed today for us the Church as they ever were for Israel.

These are the thoughts and words that have been impressed upon this nobody today by the hand of the Almighty.

grace and peace