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look up, for your salvation is near!
Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Every year, at this time of year, we recognize this time for what it is: special. Only the fall feasts of the Lord are left to fulfill prophetically and the next event on that feast timeline is the feast of trumpets which occurs in 13 days. As a reminder, we are practicing watchfulness and readiness here not predicting anything will happen. As good soldiers we are exercising constantly, doing those things our commander told us to do, that is watching and being ready. Every day of every year we must be doing these things but this time of year we should step our efforts up a notch.
Two things the Lord shared with me today (I believe He did)
1. The watchmen watch in vain unless the Lord watches for them. This one really grabbed my attention. We are watching and ready today right? At least we are trying to do these things. While our focus is watching, something should come to our mind. We have discussed watching through prayer here when we addressed "how do we watch?" The Lord pointed out to me that although yes, we do watch through prayer, to explain it in more detail we are watching through Him or through His eyes. Another way of saying it is, He is watching for us and we are connecting up to Him to see what He sees . Where is the proof of this? Here:
Psalm 127:1 Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
It has been proven through analyzing the Lord’s Word here that we watch and are ready through prayer and the Word of God. What has the Lord revealed to us above? That our watching and the sight gained from it if you want to look at it that way is a byproduct of our connection with Him.
So, pray and stay in the Word. Why? To stay connected to Him. Why? Because only through our Lord can we do anything we are supposed to do. Again, revolutionary insight? Not hardly, its about as basic and fundamental as it gets but it has to be revealed to us or even when we are staring right at it we dont "get it."
2. Praise Him 7 times a day
Psalm 119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Don't get hung up on the number 7 here. The point that I believe the Lord made to me about this keeping His praise in our mouth constantly. We dont necessarily have to do marathon praise and worship sessions. Short and frequent works great too. Let the words come out of your mouth, this is not done silently. Its called the fruit of our lips for a reason. Having praise come out of our mouth constantly appears to be a big deal with the Lord here recently. As judgements and wrath are about to fall, praise and worship should be flowing like a river from our mouths. This has been a constant theme that has been impressed upon me by the Lord now for months. I think He is serious about this.
Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Eph 5:20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
There are too many places to cite them all here. Pull up your online parallel bible and type in praise or rejoicing or thanks or thanksgiving and see how many hits you get.
Another thing along these lines along a more sober note. This writer has no idea what or when is going to happen. When the tribulation does start and even before it starts many many people are going to die. That's a fact. Look up the book of Revelation for yourself. Without the tribulation just with whats going on in the world today, death is swinging its sickle like never before. Radiation famine, wars you name it and the tribulation hasnt even started. Okay, whats the point? The point is servants of the Lord have reasoned with the Lord in the past. I wont go into more examples than the one Im going to show you now but you can look them up. This has to do with praise from your mouth as a reason you should be able to live to see tomorrow...if you are taking tomorrow for granted you are a fool. This has been impressed upon this writer recently and I take it very seriously. Consider:
Isaiah 38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
Psalm 30:9 What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
Psalm 6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
You know what thats called ^^^? Thats called reasoning with the Lord for your very life. You know what else thats called? A really really good reason to start audibly with your lips moving praise the Lord constantly.
We should not fear the world but a healthy fear of the Lord is something we need to get a firm grip on. Do a search on "fear of the Lord" and see how many hits you get in the bible. Todays babylonian churchianity will tell you not to fear anything! "Why fear the Lord?" they ask...Thats reason 1,000,001 to avoid todays churchianity like the plague. They will get you eternally killed, not just killed in the flesh.
These things are written to you by the least of the servants of the Lord, a nobody who prays that he will be counted worthy along with you of the escape from all that is coming (luke 21:36). Keep the Lord's praise always in your mouth. Every time you think about it get your lips moving regardless of the time of day or night. Reason with the Lord for your life as the wise men in the bible did. Does the grave praise you Lord? No, but my lips will praise you day and night.... Let this be in the forefont of our minds in the days ahead. Start praising Him right now, don't wait.
PS This writer has reason to praise the Lord. This writer has lost count of all the many miracles and blessings that have come his way. If you are thankful for anything in your life then you have reason to give Him praise. We are not just praising Him because we have to, we are doing it because HE DESERVES OUR PRAISE. He has earned it many times over. Lift it up to Him now, I'm pleading with you as a brother...
Friday, September 09, 2011
That question has been answered in previous posts here and the answer so far is:
1. Be watching-how do we watch? We watch in and through prayer
2. Be ready-how do we make ourselves ready? With the Word of God which is the Gospel which is the good news. See the previous posts in this series for the details behind these statements.
Please remember that this readiness ^^ presupposes the reader is already "in Christ."
How does one make it "in Christ?" The gift of God is by grace and through faith. It is free, but you must remain in Christ to see heaven. John 15 lays out explicitly that we must remain "in Christ" once we have entered "in Christ." The book of Romans lays out the plan of salvation nicely. Google the Romans road to salvation for the how to on this:
What is the Lord looking for? A heart that is ready for change. A heart that is ready for truth. A heart that is finished with sin. The body will have an appetite for sin till the end of our lives but the spirit and heart can override the body. This is what this writer has learned from the Lord.
Again, nowhere in the bible will you see the Lord telling you to join some man made institutional organization commonly known as "churches" in this world to be at peace with Him. Should we fellowship? Yes. Do we need to be institutionalized by a babylonian form of churchianity to fellowship? Absolutely not. This requires the guidance of the Holy Spirit in each of our lives because the details in each of our lives are different.
Now, on to the point of the day to flesh out more of what this writer believes the Lord is looking for from us. We are to be watching and ready. We become ready or as the bible calls it "dressed in readiness" from the book of Luke by the Word of God. All of it. This writer sees things each time the bible is opened that the Lord is looking for in His people. These are not my words, these are His Words that follow:
Psalm 11:7For the LORD is righteous,
he loves justice;
upright men will see his face.
Clues like this are hidden like diamonds all throughout the bible. The once saved always saved doctrine of demons crowd is always asking "do I have to do this to be saved?" and "Are you questioning my salvation?" These people who ask such questions already condemn themselves. Its like a person who sticks a watch in his pocket at a store to see how close to the door he can get without being arrested. What kind of person thinks that way? A person who loves sin...
Psalm 13:6 I will sing to the Lord for he has been good to me.
LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?
2He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from his heart
3and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman,
4who despises a vile man
but honors those who fear the LORD,
who keeps his oath
even when it hurts,
5who lends his money without usury
and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
will never be shaken.
If that is not a recipe for what the Lord wants from us then I don't know what is. Notice what the Lord is looking for in his people. The fact that so many people would question God's own Words here shows us how lost the world really is today. You mean I have to be blameless? You mean I have to be righteous? You mean I have to speak the truth? You mean I have to have no slander on my tongue? etc etc. Who asks such questions? A sinner who loves their sin.
Are we perfect yet? No, but we are working on it. How are we working on it? We are watching for the Lords return and we are staying in the Word of God so we are always dressed in readiness with the gospel of peace which is part of the armor of God. The Lord does expect us to "do" something in our walk with Him. Re-read the parable of the talents. The wicked lazy servant was not condemned for making a little profit, he was condemned for doing NOTHING and earning no profit.
Your "talents" are your talents. I dont know what they are but you and the Lord know. Even if you dont know for sure what they are you can at least guess at them. Decide in faith and prayer what the Lord would have you do with your talents and do something. Do not be the wicked and lazy servant who does nothing and has everything taken away from him...
Rev 3:11I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
Power restored to many customers after massive outage in Southwest US
Human error blamed for blackout that impacted 5 million people
Right...human error. The very day that the X class flare from the sun begins to reach earth. I'm sure that like everything else with the lame stream media, this was just a coincidence as well, not willful deception...
Two x class flares blew off the sun this past week and we are getting the energy from them now. This solar activity is another classic sign of ELE-nin moving to its closest point with the sun as well as moving its way up to the ecliptic to its position right between the earth and the sun.
Volcanoes, massive hurricanes, record flooding, record tornadoes, earthquakes popping all over the earth faster than we can count them, but nothing to see here right? This kind of 100 year or longer record breaking weather happens all the time! Wait, that doesn't make sense does it? Yet thats what the lamestream media is feeding people day in and day out.
I hope to post later today after spending some time with the Lord,
grace and peace
Monday, September 05, 2011
It is irrelevant to this writer what exactly is causing the changes we are seeing around us. Is it ELE-nin? Is it Nibiru? Is it earth crust displacement? Does it matter? NO. What matters is, the changes are taking place, period, end of story. I don't know if you can literally feel in your physical body that everything is not alright. I can feel it. I cant remember the last time that I have really felt good. Most days I feel "good enough" to get out of bed and do what I have to do before my strength is gone and I have to rest again. I try to take care of myself too. I run, I try to somewhat watch what I eat etc. Something is not right. I know for a fact that I am not the only person to feel this way either. I have asked around. I have observed. People all around us feel it, literally and all is not well.
This morning I was reading Rev 3 again and look what the Lord tells us about the Philadelphian church:
Rev 3 These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.