Sunday, September 28, 2014

Feast Of Trumpets 2014-No Rapture

Surprised?  Not really right?  There is a very probability on any given day or month or year that the Lord is coming down to the clouds to call us up. day it will happen.  Time is testing all of us.  How many will not make it because they failed the test of time?  What do you mean fail the test of time brother D, what do you mean not make it?  What does the Word say?

Rev 3.10Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

There are many who turn back to the world out of boredom or impatience.  Again, what does the Word say?

Matt Be Ready
44Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.
45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them food at the proper time?
46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing.
47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;
49And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards;
50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Yes, the Lord delays His coming but nobody guaranteed any of us that our heart continues to beat tomorrow.  The Lord could call any of us home at any time.  That means our readiness must be all the time, not on special days or weeks or months, always.  Always?  Yes, always....

Luke 21:36Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

In about a week and a half the 8th of October and the second blood moon will be upon us.  The first bloon moons (spring) are the yellow lights (caution), the fall blood moons are red lights (stop, warning).  Watch and see what happens after this second blood moon.  This world is in for a punch to the gut that will buckle it over onto its knees.

How do we avoid all of these things coming upon the entire world?  Take shelter in Christ.  No, this is not just a figure of speech.  Jesus Christ and the Spirit of the Living God is real protection, real shelter, a real fortress.  The protection and shelter are REAL.

In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues;
you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.

I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 

Isa 25.1O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things; your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
2For you have made of a city a heap; of a fortified city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
3Therefore shall the strong people glorify you, the city of the terrible nations shall fear you.
4For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

And the examples in the Word go on and on.  This nobody who writes to you today can testify that His Word is true and can be trusted to the utmost.  If He says He is a shelter, He is a shelter.  If He says He is a refuge from the storm, He is a refuge from the storm.

This writer is proof in the flesh that the Lord God does not lie and His Word is true.  A storm is coming, trust Him...

grace and peace

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Feast of Trumpets 2014

The Feast of Trumpets 2014 begins today at sundown and goes through Friday at sundown.

The Feast of Trumpets appears to me to be the most likely time for the rapture of the Church to occur. Is it likely to happen this year?  It is unlikely every year.  Is it possible this year? Yes, it is possible.

The Lord has made some promises that have to be kept.  Here is one of them:

Luke 21:34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

There is a snare and a trap coming upon all those who live upon the face of the earth.  Sorry, this one is a no brainer for me.  People can argue it all they want to but it is settled in my mind, heart and spirit.  There is a trap AND there is an escape.  We are told clearly to be always on the watch and always praying for this escape.

This undeniable fact and command automatically and instantly condemns the post-tribulation and "pre-wrath" belief systems.  Why?  It is very simple.  Neither the post-trib, nor the "pre-wrath" believers are watching or praying for the escape always.  To do so would be an act of insanity on their part as their belief system tells them the escape cannot come always, and why should they pray for something they do not believe will happen?

There is a simple test that they all universally fail.  Ask them "are you watching and praying always for the escape from all?"  They will squirm and evade, and try to re-direct, and point you to 1000 page dissertations and do everything else in their power not to answer that simple question directly.  It is a yes or no question and their answer is "no".

Be always on the watch, thats what the Lord said.  For what?  The escape.  That is what the Holy Spirit said, not me, not any other man or woman in history, the Lord God said it.  That command is nonsense to both the "pre-wrath" and post-trib crowd because for them a,b,c,d,e,f,g have to happen first.  Why should they watch and pray always for the escape?

Could the escape take place over the next few days?  It is possible.  If you take the Word of the Lord seriously then pray with me that we all will be found worthy of this escape.  Watch and pray with me always meaning right now.

Things are quickly spiraling out of control in the world, and we have only seen the passing of 1 out of 4 blood moons.  Oct 8, 2014 is the next one.  If the spring blood moon brought such things as an ebola epidemic and ISIS and war in Ukraine etc, what happens after blood moon number 2?  The implications are quite sobering.

Let us be found watching and praying, right now today for the forgiveness of our sins and that we may be counted worthy of the escape promised in the Lord's Holy Word.  Nobody knows when the Lord is going to show up, but the Feast of Trumpets every year is about as close as it gets to pinning down a season for Him to call us up.

grace and peace

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Curse Upon The Land

A curse is upon the land:

5Thus says the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.
6For he shall be like the shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited.
7Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
8For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when the heat comes, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be anxious in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Do you think this curse is still in effect?  Look around and you tell me.  How many Christians tell you during (s)election season that you have to vote in order to make a difference?  They give you a hundred reasons why you have to vote for devil A over devil B because of 1, 2, 3 etc.  Where is their trust?  Where is their hope?  Where in the Word does it tell us to be part of the world systems and kingdoms in order to make a difference?  When did Jesus vote in the Roman system?  Where did Paul go to vote?

Whats the point?  People trusting in mankind leads to a curse.  Why?  Our trust and hope is to be in the Lord our God.  We are strangers and aliens here:

... Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from
fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.

Many of us need miracle power.  We need constant miracles and prayers answered just to survive day to day.  Show me the miracles the world offers you?  I do not know of any.  What has hoping in this world gained anyone?  It has gained them a curse....

What did the Lord say?

7Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

We need prayers answered and we need miracles, we must trust and hope in our Lord alone.  He is our source, He is our provider, He is our shelter, He is our protector, He is our peace, He is everything and anything we need when we need it.  Apart from Him we have nothing

I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing." .

He is our treasure in heaven and He is our treasure here on earth.  He Himself is all these things and apart from Him we have nothing.  So where should our trust and our hope be?

Why is this world spiraling around the drain of destruction?  Why are the systems of this world falling apart?  Why is there no peace?  Why are there lies and deceit everywhere we turn?

... There is no peace for the wicked," says my God. 

Men have turned to men for their salvation.  This is not a new story, it is one repeated time and again throughout history.  Each and every time has resulted in decay and destruction.

In a world like this, and with a view on history, what type of people should we be if we hope to escape such destruction?

1 Thess 5
4But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 7For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.11Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Putting on faith?  Yes, faith.  Faith in who or what?  Faith in the Lord our God whose presence and power answers every need for those of us who belong to His kingdom.  We are in this world but not of this world.

Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. 

This is a message of encouragement.  The curse on this world is obvious for those with eyes to see, but we are not of this world.  Let us put our full hope and trust in our Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit which are One, the only One who can deliver as the world implodes around us.

grace and peace

Friday, September 05, 2014

A Warning Of Coming Judgement

The people of America who call themselves Christians like to claim the God of Israel as their own as long as they can cast Him as a one dimensional God.  They love the God of love.  They love the God of mercy and they love the God of grace.  They reject the God of righteousness, justice, judgement and wrath.  Our God cannot and will not be placed in a one dimensional box by anyone.

What point are we driving at today?  The God of Israel who judged the children of Israel for their sins and iniquities and backslidings will also judge the Christians of America in the same way.  The people of America deceive themselves when they say "our God would never do that to us!"  But they fail to see that He is already doing it.  Because judgement has not fallen in full measure in one day they believe the lies the world tells them to explain away the evils befalling this people on every side.

What has the Lord said to His children before when they acted as the people of this world act?

To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
Jer 6:11Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children in the street, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
12And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD.
13For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest everyone deals falsely.
14They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
15Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I punish them they shall be cast down, says the LORD.
16Thus says the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it.
17Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
18Therefore hear, you nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
19Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.

This is a land (America) that has outright rejected the counsel of the Lord, they have rejected it.  What do you mean brother, can't you see all the people 'going to church' every Sunday and mouthing the Word of the Lord spoon fed to them by their hired hand preachers?  Yes, I see it.  I see the preaching and teaching of a "love only god" and a "grace only god" and a "mercy only god."  The people choose what pleases them and disregard all the rest.

Jer 512They have lied about the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:
13And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

Where is your proof brother?  Isn't this all just your opinion?

Fact: light drives out darkness every time without exception.

That ^^ is not my opinion, it is a fact and what we see encroaching on America, which has mega-churches on every corner of every city across the land, is darkness.  If the churches were full of light, darkness would have to flee, it has no choice.  Go turn on a light in a dark room and see how long it takes for the light to drive darkness out....but it is not happening in America or across the world.  Why?  Because what this world calls light is darkness...

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light
for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter

The Lord has given us the solution while He addresses the problem:

16Thus says the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls. 

But the people reject His solution:

But they said, We will not walk in it.

The Lord has given us the solution.  If we are the problem, we are also the solution.  Individually, we are the solution.  The Lord does not need a mega-church full of people to accomplish anything on this earth.  He can work through one.

Jer 3"Return, faithless people," declares the LORD, "for I am your husband. I will choose you--one from a town and two from a clan--and bring you to Zion.

Today's Christianity likes to pretend they are exempt from anything that happened to the children of Israel.  "But we have Jesus," they say, and I thank God for Him but what did Jesus say?

6If a man abides not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

What does abide mean?

: to stay or live somewhere
: to remain or continue

Stay, live, remain, continue in the same place.  If once a person did good but now they do evil, did they abide in the same place?  No, they have moved from good to evil....

Why all the doom brother?  Can't you tell us something pleasant?  What has the Lord said?

Ecc 72It is better to go to a house of mourning
than to go to a house of feasting,
for death is the destiny of everyone;
the living should take this to heart.
3Frustration is better than laughter,
because a sad face is good for the heart.
4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

Surely the Lord was correct when He told us what people would be like today:

2 Tim 3 :1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4Traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts,
7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

When we see the evils coming upon the world that we see today, shouldn't we turn our hearts fully toward the Lord our God?  The reasoning and thinking like men is how the world got itself into this mess, yet people continue to seek the counsel of man to get out of this mess, isn't that abit insane?  What mankind needs is the counsel and power of God Almighty.  We are facing a spiritual onslaught that no man can stand up under without the power of Almighty God to hold them up.

The time to sound the alarm, for ourselves if nobody else, is today.

grace and peace

When Push Comes To Shove

When push becomes shove a person can no longer hide their head in the ground.  The threats to humanity that are now moving across the globe, know no borders.  Ebola does not respect borders, neither do weather events, nor does militant islam.

This world has rejected our Lord Jesus Christ, so He has given them militant Islam.  We see all kinds of groups within the United States and around the world who have fought to remove everything Christian from our society, but when it comes to militant Islam they are strangely silent.

And this ^^ is happening all across the western world.  What do the people do?  Roll over and play dead.  The problem is they rejected peaceful Christianity which does not put a boot on your neck and taking its place is militant Islam which will place a boot on your neck.

This take over is not something that is coming, it is something that is here and intensifying day after day.  Most people are content to bury their head in the ground and wish it all away, but it is not going away.  The days of peaceful head in the ground blissful ignorance are quickly coming to an end.

If America and the rest of the world choose to reject the Creator, they will get the devil instead.  Power abhors a vacuum.  Sin comes with a price: death.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord

History repeats itself because people do not learn.  How many times did Israel reject the Lord and His ways and what was the outcome?  And they are/were children of God.  If the punishment of the children is death, what will become of the world when it thumbs its nose at the Lord God?

Rev 2:22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

^^ This is one of the Churches He is talking to....

Push has come to shove.  All the middle ground is evaporating before our eyes.  We either stand on our faith and solidify the relationship with the Lord our God, or we will not stand at all.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling
and election.

... If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.'"

grace and peace

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Lord Knows What He Is Talking About. How Old is This Prophesy?

Sept 4, 2014.  Even now it is in progress.  Truly we serve an awesome God.

Isa 17.1 A prophecy against Damascus: "See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Russia and Ukraine

I pray for the peace and protection of all the brothers and sisters in Christ in Russia and Ukraine.  The Lord has given me a specific love for you to the point where I spent years learning the Russian language (and still only know a little bit).

благодать вам и мир от Бога Отца нашего и Господа Иисуса Христа.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Pray For The Gift of Prophecy

It is time to take the Lord at His Word and ask Him (continually until we receive) for every Spiritual gift He is willing to give us.  What has the Lord told us?

1 Cor 14.1Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. 2For anyone who speaks in a tonguea does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. 3But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. 4Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church. 5I would like every one of you to speak in tongues,b but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues,c unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.

Let us begin to pray daily to receive all of the gifts, but especially prophecy.  One who prophecies is a prophet, we need some prophets after the Lord's own heart.  I pray that the Lord will give me this gift so the church may be edified.  I pray the Lord will give you this gift so the church may be edified.  Why are prophets needed right now, today?

But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.

If ever there was a time when those in Christ needed strengthening, encouraging and comfort it would be today.

I am guilty of not pestering the Lord for these gifts daily.  The gifts are there and our Lord told us to ask for them so He can give them to us.  Some people tell us prophets do not exist today and looking at the spiritual landscape I would tend to agree as long as we do not count false prophets.  Let us begin to ask the Lord continually until we receive for these gifts, especially prophecy.

The darkness grows every day, but we are salt and light in this world

Matt 5:13You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its savor, how shall it be salted? it is thereafter good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under a bushel, but on a lamp stand; and it gives 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 who is in heaven.

Our Lord will be glorified.  I pray that with the gifts He gives to us He will receive even more glory which He so richly deserves.  We were created for this purpose, to bring glory to His Name.

Isa 43.7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."

Salt preserves by preventing rot, and light drives out darkness.  Let us lay hold of our Lord through prayer and receive these gifts so we preserve and drive out darkness for His glory while we live on the face of this earth.

please add this request to your prayers, pray that all those in Christ may receive every Spiritual gift He is willing to give us for the edification of the Body.

grace and peace