Thursday, April 30, 2015

Judgement This World Does Not Understand

In the title you read judgement the world does not understand but my focus starts on America, then fans out to the rest of the western world, then includes everyone else.

The Lord has increased the frequency of communication with me regarding these messages I should write about.  Here is today's message communicating in my words what I believe He tried to get across to me:

Regarding the 'immigration problem' across the entire western world.  The United States, Britain, Germany, France etc have been overrun with immigrants.  The people of these countries have correctly identified this as a major problem.  What is happening is the immigrants are arriving by the thousands in the western developed countries and draining their economies, eroding the standards of living, being treated better than the legal citizens etc etc.

So, did you ever wonder where this problem came from?  It is not new, and it is not the fault of the corrupt politicians of the west, it is the hand of God in judgement.  We spend years wrestling and fretting over the problem that the Lord lays on these countries with a one sentence judgement:

Deut 28:43The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.

If you care to read Deuteronomy 28 you will see the blessing that fall on a nation that honors the Lord through obedience, then you will see the judgements that fall on a nation that rejects the Lord.  The entire western world has rejected the Lord so what is happening to all of our countries is contained in verses 15-68 of Deuteronomy 28.

Yes, I know that many if not most Christians in the west will say "but brother D, we are not under the law!" or "we are not Israel" or "we have Jesus now, we are under the blood!"  These are all excuses that the masses will sing to each other straight to the grave.  It boils down to obedience, period.  Did the obedience requirement go out with the old testament?  Absolutely not:

2 Thessalonians 1:8 He will punish those who do not know God and ... He will punish those who do not know God and do  not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

 John 14:23 Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my ...
... Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. ...

Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. ... Anyone who doesn't love
me will not obey me.

The unfortunate part of human nature is that history repeats because human nature does not change.  So, back to Deuteronomy 28, there is an entire list of judgements on a nation that rejects the Lord and if you go down the list the United States for example is in the process of checking off receipt of every judgement on the list.  In spite of this, people will still deny it is the hand of the Lord.

If people want solutions they first have to identify the problem.  So back to the example we started with, the western world does not have an immigration problem.  The politicians of the west are doing exactly what the Lord has instructed them to do:  Flood the west with immigrants and lift the immigrant up while putting the citizen down.  This is judgement:

Deut 28:43The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.

The strangers within our borders get welfare checks and free housing, free medical care etc while the rest of us work to pay for it.  Do not blame the politicians, do not blame the immigrant, we have ourselves to blame for this:

15But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day; that all these curses shall come on you, and overtake you:

Now, the curses are upon this world and in the process of overtaking it and destroying it and yet most people act as if something strange is happening.

If you read the full list of the curses the worst is yet to come.  The Christians of this world love to identify with Israel when it comes to sharing the Lord's blessings but when it comes to judgement and punishment for disobedience it becomes all their problem not ours.  Unfortunately the Lord does not see it that way and you do not have to take my word for any of this.

Write down the list of curses in Deuteronomy 28 then take a look at the country you live in and start checking them off.  Coincidence?

As I stated at the beginning this is the communication the Lord had me pass on but it certainly does not end all on a sour note.

Part 1 of the message is this world has vexing problems it cannot get itself out of and these problems are judgements thats why they cant find worldly solutions to them.

Part 2 is, these judgements are for the world not for those who are in Christ.

Isaiah 3:8For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
9The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
10Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

11Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Or, we can take the example of Noah.  The entire world around him was destroyed but he and his family were spared.  Same thing with Lot and his family.  The examples are there for those with eyes to see.  The Lord specifically gave us the examples of Noah and Lot so we would know what to expect:

2 Peter 2:4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
The Godly will Be Delivered
7And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 9The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

And oh by the way that word temptations there in verse 9 is actually:

from temptation,πειρασμοῦpeirasmou3986an experiment, a trial, temptationfrom peirazó

the same word that is used here in Revelation 3:10

10Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world, to try them that dwell on the earth.

I have no summary statement for all this besides the Lord gave it to me to write here.  This world is in trouble and we should try to snatch anyone from the fire that we can.  We are not and never were destined for this fire I do not care what any man or woman says to the contrary, what does the Word say?  The Lord knows how to deliver the righteous and that is not only spiritual deliverance but also physical deliverance as was proven through Noah and Lot given as examples by the Lord.

This world is in for some real trouble.  Who knows how much of it we will be around to see.  When this world is punched in the gut and doubles over in pain, remember what the Lords Words to the righteous are.  Some how, some way deliverance is in store for us.  It was for Noah, it was for Lot, Peter and Paul wrote about it in the New Testament as examples and a reference for us right now today.

10Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

grace and peace

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fall 2015

If the past has taught us anything it is to predict nothing.  If we predict one thing, we can almost be 100% sure that thing will not happen.  So let us not predict but merely observe.  The last post here was "this time it is different."  That post observed the possibility of some type of space rock strike on the world.  Is that possible?  It is not only possible, it will absolutely with 100% certainty happen.

How can we be sure?  Read Rev 6 and Rev 8, the Lord said its coming so it is coming.  The trick is, nobody knows when.  Could it be this fall?  Yea but dont bet on it.  Why not?  "How" and "When" are the Lord's exclusive providence and He holds those cards very close to His chest.

Why even mention this fall then?  Because the Lord laid out his signs in the heavens with surgical precision.  And, He has been punctuating His shemitah cycles with things like 9/11 and economic chaos.  This time it could be a space rock to the face, who knows?

Sounds like you are hedging brother D?  Not quite.  The Lord has gone out of His way to warn us this time.  Between cows with big 7's on their heads to sending brother Cahn to the 4 corners of the globe preaching the Shemitah cycle to the blood moons and solar eclipses, yea you could say this time it is different.  Is something big about to happen?  Let me put it this way, if something big does not happen after all the Lord has done to warn this world then He went through alot of trouble for nothing.

Perhaps alot of trouble for nothing is the wrong statement.  He has my attention and most certainly a few others out there as well.  He has our attention.  These signs also serve a secondary purpose, they are a warning to the world so on the day the members of this world stand before Him they cannot say they were not warned.

The Lord has emphasized that He wants His Church comforted today and in the days ahead.  This is not to say we are not to grieve over all the apostasy and backsliding and all those who will be lost, no that has been conveyed to this writer as well but what is coming on this world is not being sent for us.  The flood was not sent for Noah, and what is coming on this world was not sent for us.

The hour is late.  What sums up the counsel of the Lord as this nobody understands it today?

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,e 10so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way:

1.  bearing fruit in every good work,
2.  growing in the knowledge of God,
3. being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and
4. giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified youf to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

This has never changed ^ and I doubt it ever will.  This has been the counsel of the Lord to this nobody for the past 2 years.  He has told me to 1. be a man who walks with God and 2. do whatever good my hands find to do.  Sounds alot like Col 1:9 above.

We have to know our God.  Too many people will find out too late that they did not know Him.  What do you mean brother D?  This:

Matt 25:1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9“ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.
13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

They were all virgins right?  Does anyone dispute that the virgins here are Christians?  And what does He tell half of them?  I dont know you.....

To ensure nobody writes this off as an isolated incident we can go here:

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!’

"Lord, Lord" is what they called Him.  Christians call Jesus Christ Lord....and what did He tell "many" of them?

This is life or death, all or nothing.  Issues do not get bigger than this. I did not write these things the Lord did, but He did impress on me to remind whoever would listen what He said.  I can tell you in all my days involved with churchianity I never heard a 'pastor' preach a single time on how few would be saved.  Why?  People do not want to hear it.  That is an indictment on every pastor and every building they called a church that I sat in. 

When we are standing before the Lord it will be too late to figure out the Lord meant exactly what He said, everytime regardless of what churchianity or every pastor in the world says.  What does the Word say?  We, each one of us is responsible for what is written in the Word.

Is this written to make us afraid?  There is a place for the fear of the Lord, so part of the answer is yes. But that is only part of the answer.  The Lord pushes us toward Him with the fear of the Lord and He pulls us toward Him with His love, mercy, tenderness, kindness, forgiveness etc.  We do not serve a one dimensional God!

Where did we start this post?  Warning.  Something big is coming.  We do not have to speculate what the big thing us but it will surely be nasty for this world.  How can we know this?  We have the book of Revelation and the prophets.  Mankind does the same things over and over again making man a very predictable creature.  We have been warned and the Lord has our attention.  I pray this means things will not be so harsh for us.

We are near the end and the Lord has given us an example to go by to understand the days we live in:

Matt 24.36“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,f but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

Noah was the example given.  How did things go for Noah and how did things go for the rest of the world?  Enough said.

grace and peace

Saturday, April 18, 2015

This Time It Is Different

I cannot be dogmatic about this because the Lord does not speak to me in "thus sayith the Lord's."  He never has, but I do know how He does speak to me.

We have heard about the Blood Moons and Shemitah now so much it has almost desensitized some of us.  What is going on and why is brother D writing this?

The events in the world around us appear to be pointing to some kind of asteroid or meteor strike off the east coast of the United States.  Some of the evidence that points to this can be found here:

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The Fed is moving away from the East Coast, the Military of United States and Canada are moving away from the East Coast.  Military headquarters are moving back into Cheyenne mountain after 10 years of it being vacant.

Jade Helm military exercise is being held in the Desert Southwest, why?  Its far removed from the East Coast.  Walmarts shutting down with no notice and completely non-sensical reasons.

What does it point to?




and This

Rev 6:12I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
15Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide usf from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17For the great day of theirg wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”

It has been awhile since the celestial threat to this earth has been written about here, but it appears the time to start writing about it again is upon us.  Why?  If the Lord Himself had not been nudging me about all this you would not be reading any of it here.

What has the Lord been impressing me with over the past two weeks?  Words of comfort for His Church.  And, today on the way to my son's football workout I was driving when I said in my head "Lord,  I would not choose this to happen right now if it does not have to happen" and a mental reply came right back "if it does not happen soon, is it okay with you that the wickedness and corruption in the world continues on as it is now?"  That is when I had to, it is not okay that the wickedness and corruption in the world continue as it does now.  This thing has to happen.  And as if this was not enough, He immediately followed that up with:

Psalm 37
18The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.
19In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20But the wicked will perish:
Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

I want to impress upon you what this ^^^ is not.  This is not a figment of my imagination or an interpretation of some nebulous "I think the Lord might have said" kind of thing.  I know how the Lord speaks to me and what you have read above is what He said. This "bad thing" that is coming is necessary, it is mandatory.  And....we should comfort ourselves as the Lord says above He gave me Psalm 37, we spend our days under the Lord's care.  Especially applicable is:

19In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

No interpretation necessary it is what it is.  Now tie it all in with the Blood Moons and the Shemitah and whats going on with the military and Walmarts etc and you start to get the picture.  This time it is different...

grace and peace

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The World Is Falling Apart

While I was watching this video it became apparent that this earth is literally and figuratively falling apart.

Also, while watching this video and seeing the violent destruction the Lord popped this gem into my head:

Col 1:17  (different versions all saying the same thing)
New International Version
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
New Living Translation
He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.
English Standard Version
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
New American Standard Bible
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
King James Bible
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

So, this world has rejected the glue that holds all things together.  It is and always has been Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Also, recently I watched a video about CERN where a guy was trying to explain what they are doing there.  More or less he said they are looking to deconstruct matter down to the particle level in order to find the 'glue' that holds everything together.  Even they admit they are looking for the "God particle."

How ironic that they have rejected what they say they are looking for.  Colossians 1:17 tells us clearly what holds everything together.  It is our Lord and Savior.  Reject Him and everything, absolutely everything falls apart.

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

All things, leaves nothing excepted.  It includes everything.

As we watch these things go from bad to worse, remember how this can be solved:  Jesus Christ.  Most will inevitably reject this answer (Matt 7:13-14) but we are looking for the few, the remnant who will accept Him. 

We can be certain of this, until the very last moment on the second of the last minute of the last hour of the last day that our Lord's grace is extended to this world the following activity will continue:

Luke 15:3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

This world quickly overlooks and forgets the ones and two's.  Everything here revolves around the masses.  Our Lord teaches us that His kingdom is radically different.  The one matters greatly.  If the ones and twos did not matter, writing would have ceased here years ago.  If only one soul is inspired or encouraged by the words written here, the Lord's direction is to continue writing.  So be it.

This world has rejected Him who holds all things together.  If we remember our Lord in obedience, faith and thanksgiving He can and will hold our personal worlds together. 

grace and peace

Monday, April 13, 2015

Overwhelming: The Way He Likes It

I was thinking our situation recently and it occurred to me just how overwhelming the odds are against us.  Think about it:

Chemtrails-kill us
Genetically modified foods-kill us
vaccines -kill us or severely disable us (see Bill Gates comments on population control)
The legal systems of this world-corrupt
the governments of the world, all of them-corrupt
The media-corrupt
The natural world- is dieing (dead birds, fish, plants, you name it, volcano, earthquake, drought, famine, etc)
Economic systems-collapsing from corruption
social fabric-disintegrating through self interest/lack of love

If I missed anything ^^ fill in the blank for me.

So, basically everything that can go wrong is going wrong.  And, ironically enough it is situations like this where I'm not sure I can say the Lord likes it, but He certainly chooses these kinds of situations to shine.  Examples?

Israel backed up against the Red Sea with Pharaoh bearing down on them with no obvious escape route.

Gideon-Judges 7:2 The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, 'My own strength has saved me.'

In other words the Lord wanted to make sure they knew who was doing the heavy lifting here.  He told them to leave almost all their men behind too ensure the situation was impossible enough to prove the Lord's point.

David living in caves hiding for his life fleeing from Saul

Lazarus: John 11

1Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2(This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) 3So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”
4When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” 5Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, 7and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”
8“But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?”
9Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. 10It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”
11After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”
12His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.” 13Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.
14So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, 15and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”

Now really think about this one.  What does the Lord tell us?

1.  The Lord really loved Martha, her sister and Lazarus
2.  So when He heard Lazarus was sick He delayed two more days?

You read in correctly.   The Lord loved them, so He delayed to make the situation worse/impossible, THEN He headed to Lazarus.

So getting back to where we started with that nice no so little list I started at the top.  Things are looking (pleasantly?) impossible for us these days.  Just how the Lord seems to like it. 

Why?  The answer appears to be twofold.  First, to display His power on our behalf.  Second, to test our faith. 

Understandably, we do not enjoy these situations as much as He does.  I think enjoy might be an overstatement.  These situations are necessary.  We absolutely do not like them, but we need them.

What do we believe when our faith is pressed back against the wall?  Thats what days like today are designed to test.  All of us are being tested.

This brother has had his faith tested in the past, literally pressed back against a wall and what did he decide?  Where else do I have to turn?  There is no where else, and for me that makes things infinitely easier.  Who else has been the God of my life?  There has been no other.  Who else has shown me mercy, and kindness, and comforted me when there was no human there to do it?  I know of only one.  The Lord God of Heaven, our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Whatever it is that comes our way, we face it down with the Lord our God.  Thats it.  There is no plan B, there is no other option.  I certainly cannot squirm my way out of the impossible situation we masses of humanity find ourselves in.  If there is an answer (and there always is :P) it is in Christ and through Christ and that is it.  I and you do not have to figure it out.  We trust our God and He will figure it out.  I am not strong enough or smart enough to do what needs to be done in the days ahead but our God is and He lives in us.  Glory to God.

Keep the faith and watch what the Lord will do.

grace and peace

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Blood Moons and Tabernacles

The lunar tetrad we have seen in 2014-2015 points to two festivals:  passover and sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).

I thank the Lord for pointing me to the answer/revelation concerning what He is pointing to with the Tabernacles blood moons.  This makes me feel slightly foolish for not looking any further than a definition of what sukkot/feast of tabernacles is.

Clearly at least part (and probably all) of our answer lies here:  Zechariah 14.

 What do we see in Zechariah 14?

The day of the Lord, the chastisement of Israel:

1A day of the Lord is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions will be plundered and divided up within your very walls.
2I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.

Then we see the chastisement of the world:

  3Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle.

 So guess what?  The rabbis who said blood moons are a bad sign for Israel and Solar eclipses are a bad sign for the world do have a scriptural leg to stand on because what we are seeing in 2014-2015 is precisely that.  Blood moons and a full solar eclipse that ties directly into Zechariah 14 which tells us clearly that Israel is in for a rough ride, and so is the world.

 Without any need for interpretation the Lord Himself directly ties this in with Tabernacles:

12This is the plague with which the Lord will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13On that day people will be stricken by the Lord with great panic. They will seize each other by the hand and attack one another. 14Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected—great quantities of gold and silver and clothing. 15A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.
16Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. 17If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. 18If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lordb will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. 19This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.

Clearly we have had this gem sitting in plain sight and overlooked by everyone, myself included.

Glory to God.

grace and peace

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Noah, Escape, Rapture, Door

Long ago I stopped trying to debate those who believe something else about the rapture of the Church.  If someone's faith tells them they will be here during the tribulation period, who am I to argue with them.  That same faith they have in being here during the time of Jacob's trouble may ensure that they do indeed stay here.  As they believe so they receive.

This post is not for those people.  We should have one overriding desire, to know the truth.  What does the Word say and what does our faith say?  Two different people can read the same verse of scripture and walk away with two different meanings as we have seen over and over again with the rapture.  What we believe matters.

Matt 8:13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would." And his servant was healed at that moment.

What does the Word say?

Psalm 27
1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up on a rock.

I see language like this throughout the Word of God.  What is He telling us?  He is a real shelter.  We do not have to spritualize any language here.  He said it, He meant it.

What happened with Noah?  In the time of trouble was he hidden away?  Yes, just like Psalm 27 says.

What else do we know about Noah?  He is directly connected to the unknown day and unknown hour:

Matt 24:36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

We should pay particular attention to this:

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

Which refers to this:

Genesis 6:11In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. 13In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

What are we being told?  The very day it began to rain, Noah went into the ark.  That is the way it happened back then, and that is the way it will happen again.  We know with absolute certainty, not some man's opinion but God's Word tells us it will happen this way again:

38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

We are given the same angle on the Word by Luke here:

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.

Contrasting all the protests I hear from people who cry day and night that we must take the tribulation on the chin and endure all its horrors, I see alot of escapism in the Word of God.

Pray for escape?  That is precisely what our Lord told us to do.

Like who?  Like Noah, Noah is the example given.

Hide?  Yes, that is what the Lord told us here:

5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up on a rock.

A Door:

Gen 7:16And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

 (The Lord shut the door^^)

Keys?   Keys go into doors...

Rev 3:7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 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.
Noah went through an open door and the Lord shut him into the ark.  As it was, so it will be again.  A door will be open and no man can shut it (who shut the door of the Ark?  The Lord shut it)

Rev 4:1After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter

An open door, an open door, the Lord shut Noah in...
38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

What is the bottom line?

What is coming will be like the days of Noah.  It was business as usual right up to the very day that Noah entered the ark and it began to rain.  We are seeing this around us today.  Yes, we see the storm clouds on the horizon, they appear to be directly overhead.  Does this match what the Lord said would happen according to the days of Noah?  It matches exactly. 

There was a door in the ark, there will be a door open in heaven.  What are doors used for?  People go through them.  This fact alone sorely vexes the pre-wrath and post-trib rapture believers.  How can they account for the doors in Rev 3 and 4?  It is an undeniable fact that people move through doors that is their stated purpose and yet we read nothing from the antagonists to explain to us who is moving through these doors?

It is not enough to speculate who is moving through the doors open in heaven.  The Bible has to prove it.  In Rev 3 and 4 there are doors open in heaven.  In Rev 5, there are "24" elders who have this testimony:

and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Can people out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation=24?
The key word there is "every."

Every kindred?  Yea, thats more than 24
Every tongue? Yea, thats more than 24
Every people?  Yea, thats more than 24
Every nation?  Yea, thats more than 24

A door was open in heaven in Rev 3 and Rev 4, then in Rev 5 we have a group of people from every kindred, tongue, people and nation in heaven.  In Rev 4 we read that these men have white rainment and crowns of gold.  Crowns?  Yes, that means they have been judged already.

 1 Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive ... And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

 Revelation 3:11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so ... I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown

 Again, what is the point?  Someone is escaping something if there are men with crowns on their head in Rev 4, period.  How did they get into heaven and judged before the entirety of the tribulation starts if we all have to suffer through the tribulation?  If I can find just one example of where their theory (pre-wrath, post-trib) is wrong then it calls the entire theory into question.

The 24 elders in heaven in Rev 4-5 with crowns on their head did not and will not go through the tribulation from Rev 6 onward.  Why not?  How did they escape?  How does this fit into the theories of no escape, no hiding, no place of refuge we hear day and night from those who preach themselves into the tribulation?

Why should we say no to debate?  Because we are all about to find out who is right.  Events will prove out exactly that the Lord meant every Word of what He said.

What if I have it all wrong and there is no pre-trib rapture?  My faith is in Christ, I soldier on.  That's it. 

What if the pre-wrath and post-trib folks are wrong and there is a pre-trib rapture?  They might have a real problem.  If they receive according to their belief (and we know the Lord respects faith and belief) then they could end up in the tribulation when they could have escaped.

As a people we must know our God.  Noah escaped the flood, Israel escaped from Egypt, Israel will escape again:

Revelation 12:6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place ... The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by  God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

So how exactly do these ^^ people get to escape the horrors of the tribulation but all the rest of us are supposed to suck it up and take it on the chin (according to the antagonists)?

This is the difference between what God says and what men say.  Is there an escape?  Yes.  Are we told to pray for it?  Yes.  Will Christians be on earth during the tribulation?  Yes. 

Will all Christians who ever lived be on earth during the tribulation? NO.  That is a ridiculous question because Christians will die out of this world as we always have right up to the day of the tribulation beginning.  There is an escape we are told to pray for.  That escape is an escape from "all that is about to happen."  Let your faith decide for you what "all that is about to happen" means.

There are people preaching and teaching and raging until the veins pop out in their neck that there is no escape from the tribulation. 

Who are the most likely candidates for Christians populating the tribulation?  These people ^^.

As it was, so it will be again.  We were told to pray for escape from all that is about to happen.  I propose we do exactly that:

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.

If the Lord told us to pray for escape and there are legions of people doing the exact opposite (not praying for escape and actively teaching there is no escape), what will become of them?  It is a question worth pondering.

grace and peace

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Peter Asked The Critical Question

John 6:60Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said to them, Does this offend you? 62What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63It is the spirit that vivifies; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65And he said, Therefore said I to you, that no man can come to me, except it were given to him of my Father.

66From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 67Then said Jesus to the twelve, Will you also go away? 68Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life. 69And we believe and are sure that you are that Christ, the Son of the living God.

There is power in unity of mind, that is to say an undivided mind.  The enemy will make war against us in our mind but here is where Peter's confession comes in.  Where else are we to go?  Who else is offering me answers to my requests?  Who else is offering me miracle power?  Who else has loved me more than I loved myself?  Who else has watched over me, protected me and provided for me for years on end?  There is no one else, there is no where else to turn.  I have one source, one God, one place to receive everything.

Peter said it correctly.  There is no where else to look and no place else to go.  I have all of my eggs in one basket, all of my hope in one God who is the only God.  And He has not disappointed me.

Isaiah 45:5I am the Lord, and there is no other;
apart from me there is no God.
I will strengthen you,
though you have not acknowledged me,
6so that from the rising of the sun
to the place of its setting
people may know there is none besides me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other.
7I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things.

James 1:6But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

The battle lines have been drawn and the spiritual war around us heats up every day.  It is time to set our minds right.  We have one source for everything we need and that is the only source we need.
United we stand, divided we fall.  The enemy tries to divide and conquer do not allow it.

In the end, we win this war.  We will win it united in heart, mind and spirit.  Glory to God.

grace and peace

A Decision Not To Doubt

Through the Lord's grace this brother has seen many miracles in his life.  In my mind, seeing prayers answered and seeing miracles performed are one and the same thing.  Every answered prayer is in truth a miracle.  It is a transference of  power from the supernatural to the natural.  How do we get prayers answered and how do we see miracles in our own lives?  The Lord has said many things on this, here I will cover one of them:

MT21.21Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

There are no secrets, nor any hidden wisdom needed.  We just have to do what the Lord clearly told us to do, thats it.  You do not need any pastor, priest or spiritual guru of any kind what you need is your faith and the Word of the Lord.  That's it.

What did the Lord say above?  If you have faith and do not doubt you can tell whatever mountain you face to go throw itself in the sea and it will be done.  The key is to fave faith and not doubt.  You may ask, "okay brother D that may be easy for you but I may be feeling some doubt."  Here is the key, our "feelings" are worthless and meaningless and completely counterproductive when it comes to faith and answered prayer.

Our Lord did not "feel" like dieing on the cross, but He did it.

Mark 14:36  "Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."

What does our Lord show us here^^?  All things are possible for our God.  He (our Lord) did not feel like going to the cross (take this cup from me) but that was not the deciding factor.  What was the deciding factor?  Will and decision.  Our Lord Jesus accepted the will of the Father and decided on that will.  What is a decision?  de-cision=to cut off from any other possibility, to decide.

So back to where we started:

MT21.21Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Is our Father's will for us to have faith?  Yes, so I decide I will fill myself with faith.  You will it, you make a decision.

Is our Father's will for us to not doubt?  Yes, so I decide to not doubt.  You will it, you make a decision.

And remember this is war.  The enemy will continually try to come in to kill, steal and destroy your answer to prayer and miracle.  What do we do?

Eph 6:10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.


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

Yes, so every time a flaming arrow comes your away trying to kill, steal and destroy your answer and miracle the shield of faith comes up and every argument and pretension that sets itself up against what we are praying for (the knowledge of God-what does the Word say?) is demolished and taken captive to make it obedient.

Our feelings do not extinguish flaming arrows of the enemy, our faith does.  What is the Lord's will?  It is what the Word says it is.  What does the Word say?  What does your faith say?  What does your peace say (your spirits sense of resonance with the Spirit of the Lord) over what you are asking for?

If the Lord has not clearly told me no for what I am asking for then the answer is yes/wait.  I know how the Lord speaks to me, you have to know how the Lord speaks to you.  We are not playing games, if He has said no about something then drop it immediately.  If not, then fight the good fight of faith with all patience and endurance for what you are asking for.  Forget what you feel about it.  What does the Word say?  What does your faith say?  What is the will of the Lord?  What have you decided as an act of your will?  These are the questions that matter.

And when you have received your answer how and when He has decided to answer you, you will have a testimony to encourage others and build your faith for your next miracle.

Glory to God.

grace and peace

Friday, April 03, 2015

Economic Collapse And The Anti-Christ

I just watched a show on Netflix called Hitler and the Nazis.  It was striking just how much went on back then that parallels what is happening right now.  One thing in particular was repeated a number of times in the show:  without the economic collapse of the 1930's, Hitler would not have risen to power.

Then as now, people don't look for a savior until things get bad enough.  It was the economic collapse then that made things bad enough for people to actually embrace Hitler and his message.  Even a casual look at the position we find ourselves in today should be enough to tell us we are about to be in the same boat again.

We probably have anywhere from 1 to 2.5 or so years left before the complete collapse of the global economic system.  We have already seen the economic deterioration begin and it should intensify this year but we probably have a little more time left before it all comes falling down.

Then what?  Then, once again the stage will be set for another Hitler.  In Hitler's day there was a strong wave of anti-semitism combined with a clash of fascism and communism.  Far left vs far right just like we see today. America has been taken over by socialists who would push the country to communist if they could.  Based on the amount of time left before economic collapse occurs it looks like they will fail, however..what will happen when a people sick and tired of having communist (left leaning) ideas shoved down their throat as must of the west has for years now, then has a collapse and someone from the far right rises up to challenge?  You get what you got back in the 1930's and 1940's but with a new face on it.

This new face will likely be the anti-Christ.  The world stage is set and ready for him.  The man who rises up with some charisma to give vent to the suppressed masses who hate Obama and everything he stands for will ride a tidal wave of support that will be unstoppable.  Obama and the left were the preparatory act to set the stage for the man of sin.  How clever. 

If you have netflix you can watch the show here.

We are setup exactly, and I mean exactly like Germany was during the rise of Adolph Hitler.  The only ingredient that is missing is severe economic distress and that most certainly is coming.

The Lord has gone out of His way to warn us of what is coming.  We do not have to rely on decoding anything.  There is no need to decipher or interpret or do anything else but open our eyes.....

Add to these the dead animals by the millions, volcano, earthquake, drought, famine, flood, comets, every kind of upheaval, wars and rumors of wars..I mean, come on.  What else would it take for the Lord to get our attention?  And yet most are still asleep.

This coming economic collapse will almost certainly provide the stage for the rise of the anti-Christ rise on this earth.  They said it many times during the Hitler show, what people would not accept today they will follow whole heartedly given enough economic pain.  The anti-Christ and the mark of the beast will both be products of the economic pain that is just months away from us.

Who needs a 'thus saith the Lord' type prophet today when the Lord is sending signs this potent?  I can tell you that He has my full attention right now and play time is most certainly over.  What excuse will people have when they stand face to face with Him and say "but I didn't know" while He shows them the procession of signs we are seeing all around us today?

I have no condemnation for these people nor do I have a harsh word for any human bring on this earth today.  I also have no heart to debate or argue with people over what the Bible clearly says.  When we read what the Lord said is going to happen, then we clearly see it about to happen how can we not feel weak in the knees?  I would not wish what is coming on anyone, not even Hitler.  It will be that bad and it is coming soon.

Why write this to you?  The enemy of most people today is one word:  complacency.  We should not be complacent.  I love my Father in heaven but I also fear Him.  You bet I do.

Job 28:28 And he said to the human race, "The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding."

With all that said I am trusting the Lord to see me and you through whatever it is we are on this earth to get through.  I do not know how many days are allotted me here and neither do you.  It is important to realize how short time is.  I know there have been many false alarms in the past but it appears the false alarms are over now.  Cows born with 7's on their heads the day of the shemitah year, the blood moons and eclipses all times perfectly with the economic collapse that is well underway prove beyond a shadow of a doubt this time is not just a drill.

The warnings are an act of mercy.  The blatant inscription of 7s on those cows is an act of love.  The Lord has warned this world above and beyond what I thought He would do to wake people up before hell on earth arrived.  I did not expect Him to be so obvious.  This is just another lesson to show the compassion and loving-kindness before judgement and retribution arrives.

We can all choose one or the other, judgement or mercy that is what this is all about.  The floodgates have not opened yet, there is still a little time left to do the things that should be done knowing full well how late the hour is.

I pray for all men and women, that they will come to a saving knowledge of our Lord before it is too late.  When we understand how bad things will get, I cannot imagine anyone with a heart for God not being grieved at even one person having to go through it.  Terror, and horror don't scratch the surface of it.

Lord forgive us all.  I pray for all the brothers and sisters in Christ, my family and myself that our sins are forgiven today and that we may be counted worthy to escape all that is about to happen and stand before you.

grace and peace

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Systems of This World Are Collapsing

The systems of this world are collapsing, all of them.

The weather systems have been collapsing for decades and now that collapse is reaching critical mass right along with everything else. The economic system began its decent more recently but it is no less dramatic.  The political systems are also collapsing due to rampant deep corruption.

Mr. Martin Armstrong who is considered a legend in the financial trading community for his ability to forecast tells us the political and economic systems are poised for collapse because most people are ok with the rampant corruption so it is all going to have to collapse and the world will have to try to rebuild itself out of the ashes.

This world refuses to acknowledge its problems, therefore it will crash and burn.  Is that my opinion?  No, some of the brightest secular minds are now telling us that.  Of course, we have known that for thousands of years from the Book written by God Almighty.  The prophets told us that as does the book of Revelation.

This world has a sin problem, a rebellion problem and now the fruit of those problems is ripe on the tree.  The problems have no become so blatant and obvious that not even people with their head buried in a hole are able to deny much longer.  Take California as an example.  The state is literally burning to death.  No water, drought is a signature plague sent by the Lord to chastise humans for their sin and rebellion:

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 ...
// - 19k
As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the
grave snatches away those who have sinned. ...
// - 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. ...
// - 18k
This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought: .... ...
// - 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 ...
// - 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. ...
// - 16k
... Where is the LORD, who brought us up out of Egypt and led us through the barren
wilderness, through a land of deserts and ravines, a land of drought and utter ...
// - 20k

... As it was, I was attacked by drought during the day and by cold at night. ...
// - 17k

... Later on, in the third year of the drought, the LORD said to Elijah, "Go
and present yourself to King Ahab. Tell him that I will ...
// - 19k
... And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will
make Nineveh a desolation, a place of drought like the wilderness. ...
It is very unfortunate that it has to happen this way over and over again.  Nothing is learned from history.  Most people are wrong most of the time.  Again, my opinion?  No:

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

 Why only a few?  That was one of the questions that so troubled me I began to write here.  Doesn't this bother all the masses of humanity that have read these Words in the Bible?  No, it does not trouble them because they do not believe it.  Although the Lord clearly tells us that few will make it, people have enough priests and pastors and teachers who tell them all it takes is a teary eyed 30 second confession at the alter call and they are saved forever.  Nevermind the Lord's repeated insistence that one must remain "in Christ"

John 15: 1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6If a man abide 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. 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

 There are all kinds of problems for most of Christianity in the Words above, like this repeated insistence that we must abide (remain) in Him.  What happens if you do not abide in Him?  Cast forth, withered and burned up.  That does not sound 'saved' to me.  More problems come up when the Lord tells us we have to keep His commandments to abide in His love.  Keeping commandments is "doing" something which cuts across all the teaching that it is grace alone that saves us (what about faith?)

 Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God


Yes, it all has to crash and burn we know that from what the Lord told us thousands of years ago and is proving itself to be 100% accurate today.  Is that it though, just doom and more doom?  For the world yes, but not for us.  As this world has a history of needing catastrophic doom to repent of its ways, so our Lord has a history of saving His people in the midst of it.  Noah comes to mind here as does the exodus of Israel from Egypt.  What does the Word say?

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

The Lord reminded me of this today:

Psalm 25:10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

The Lord has brought this nobody through trials,tribulations, tests, triumphs and miracles so you would have a living breathing human being to testify to you that the Lord is loving and faithful in all His ways.  I fought many of the battles you are fighting now and having come through them to look back at them from the other side I can tell you the Lord was loving and the Lord was faithful.  That is my testimony for you today.  Many many believers are going through problems and trials of every kind and my experience has been just as the Word says it would be.  If we are patient in faith, the promises will deliver:

Heb 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Patience requires suffering.  Yes, it is painful but the payoff is our answer.  I do not know how the Lord will answer your prayers nor do I know when but I know He will answer.  "How can you be so sure brother D?"  His Word has been my experience:

Matt 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

I do not see any "ifs" in the Word of God above.  It will be given, you will find, the door will be opened.  Period and AMEN.

What's the caveat?  When.....Some answers have taken years to be answered.  Years.  But I did get my answer and I can say that as I look back I was not disappointing at either how or when He answered.  I can only say this after the fact because at the time I suffered in my patience just like everyone else does.

I write this to you today as a message of hope.  This world is in the process of destructive change that is fearful when you stop to consider what is happening.  However....we have a God who is loving and faithful in all His ways.  We have a God who answers prayer.  Yes, He knows what you are going through.  Yes, He knows all the details.  Yes, you are suffering and He knows it.  Yes, He will answer and you will rejoice.

Pray, ask, seek, knock and continue to do so.  Remind Him continually of what you need, give Him no rest.  Do not be like those who say "Lord, if you will only answer this one I will never ask for anything again" as if He were human.  I promise to ask for more tomorrow than I do today.  Pray without ceasing.

Mark 9:23 And Jesus said to him, "'If You can?' All things are possible to him who believes."

We have a source of hope and answers this world does not.  Keep the faith.

grace and peace