Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Lord is in Control

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump was put into office by the Lord God Almighty.  Trump has a job to do.  One of the big jobs he has is to be a wrecking ball.  Has he carried out this duty so far?  The answer is yes, magnificently. Trump has other jobs to do, like thwarting the timing of the enemy.  There is a time for everything, but the Lord determines timing, not man or the enemy.

This brings us to another point that is important.  Regardless of what is going on in the world, or how bad it seems-the Lord is in control.  We stood on the brink of the implementation of the new world order had Clinton won the election, but she didn't.  It took a miracle to thwart all the vote rigging and other corruption the globalists had lined up to put the final nail in America's coffin but a miracle prevented that outcome.  Just in the nick of time, they were thwarted.  Same thing with Brexit, the only reason the politicians in Britain decided to have the referendum is they never believed in a million years the people would vote to leave the EU, well...they did.  Another miracle and another hammer blow to the globalists.

Whats the point?  The unexpected, the miraculous can and will happen as often as needed.  Even when it looks like we have passed the point of no return, it is the Lord who determines the timing of things.  His will be done, not mans or the enemy's.  We know how this story ends.  Even in the midst of the enemy's 'brightest' season (the tribulation) where he has incredible power granted to him (even over the saints), what else is happening?

During the reign of the anti-Christ and the globalist new world order system they set up to achieve their satanic utopia on earth, they are going to have some rather unpleasant circumstances to deal with.  Consider how much fun and pleasure this Christ rejecting world has to look forward to during their short lived season:

1.  Mass death (1/4 of the earth wiped out), then another 1/3

Rev 6:7When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Rev 9:18 A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.

2.  Peace is taken from the earth (people have it in their heart to kill each other).  Makes it kind of hard to enjoy yourself when you are constantly looking over your shoulder for your neighbor who wants to kill you:

3When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.

 3. famine- does make living in 'utopia' rather difficult:

5When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds a of wheat for a day’s wages, b and six pounds c of barley for a day’s wages, d and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

4.  Fear-when a person realizes that they are at war with an angry God to the point where they are hiding in the rocks and actually confessing "uhhh, I think we upset the Almighty."  That makes enjoying all the 'benefits' of the satanic world order a bit difficult:

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 us f from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17For the great day of their g wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”

5.  The scenery:  so much for a nice quiet cup of coffee in the morning gazing at all the magnificent beauty the Lord created on this earth.  No, what our communist, globalist, satanist, Christ rejecting friends will get to enjoy out of their front window (if they still have one) is this:

7The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

It will look like hell (literally) on the face of the earth.

When these same people get the bright idea to escape the scorched earth that has become their front yard and they tell themselves "hey, lets brighten up our day and head to the beach!"  They will have this little surprise waiting for them:

8The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

That day at the beach will seriously lose its luster with the sight of blood for water, rotting fish and shipwrecks littering the shore.

And just when they think it cant get any worse, they try and relive themselves with a cool drink of water only to find out it has been poisoned and they fall on their faces dead:

10The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11the name of the star is Wormwood. a A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

And for those who survive all this ^^?  The party is just getting started:

13As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!”

And all of this is just Revelation 6-8, they have 14 more chapters in the book of Revelation to look forward to!

Why write this^^?  For those who think the Lord is sitting in heaven unaware and indifferent to the rotten corruption, wickedness and perversion that is being manifest in increasing measure on this earth, they are dead wrong.  The Lord is patient and merciful, until He is not...…

Rom 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.

The Lord is in control today (as Trump in office as President proves).  The Lord will be in control tomorrow.  So regardless of how bad it looks and how out of control the wicked appear to be, there is coming a time to settle accounts.

Another important point we need to make is there is always an acceleration right before the end of any cycle:

  Notice here ^^ how when the descent of the wave becomes the steepest, it is nearing the point of turning the cycle to head in the other direction.  So it is with this world.  Just when it looks like the wicked are accelerating past the point of no return, they hit a wall and get their face ripped off heading in the other direction.

We don't have to guess what is going to happen.  The Almighty detailed the road map ahead for us (and this world) in His Word.  The wicked appear to win many battles but they lose the war.  Don't lose heart.  Be faithful, be courageous.  Use every ounce of strength the Lord gives you to fight the good fight for one more day and let the Lord handle the rest.  He truly is in full control.  Glory to God.

grace and peace

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

You Can Do Whatever....

Recently I felt like I was being battered by challenges/attacks and I told the Lord "Lord, if these keep coming I'm not sure I can deal with it."  His response was immediate, short and to the point.

He said "you can do whatever I give you the strength to do."

That's it ^^, not very wordy but it hits like a hammer.  He does not give us the strength we need for tomorrows challenges today.  He gives you the strength you need tomorrow, tomorrow.  Most of the time if not all of the time we serve a "just in time" God.  He is in us, around us, always watching, always present and fully capable of providing exactly what we need in the exact millisecond that we need it, in other words, just in time.

Matt 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

We just have to decide to never give up.  If we are going to go down, we will go down swinging.  We fight, till the end.  We must arm ourselves with the attitude of a warrior, a soldier:

2 Tim 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Make no mistake, we are soldiers and this is a war.  Each day that passes brings this into clearer focus than the day before.  He told us we would have trials, tribulations, troubles in this life and guess what?  He was right.  But He also told us He would never leave us or forsake us:

Heb 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

This life is full of trouble and heartache, that's just the way it is.  When we can find some happiness here or there, wonderful but we have to understand what we were put here to do.  We are soldiers, this is a war.  We have been and will be tested and it will never stop until we check out of this world.  But the word of encouragement is, if you are not feeling up to the fight today, be patient.  Wait for the strength you need to be given to you, then re-engage.  It is true, we can do whatever He gives us the strength to do.  Glory to God.

may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be multiplied unto you

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The End Time Battle

Many of us can relate to this after a tough 2018:

Ps 61:1Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
2From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
4I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. b
5For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
6Increase the days of the king’s life,
his years for many generations.
7May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
8Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
and fulfill my vows day after day.

What we are seeing in the world around us is the end time battle for all the marbles.  This is the time written about by the Spirit of the Lord through His prophets.  There have been many false alarms in the past, however this time stands out among every past season that troubled the saints in a number of different ways.  In recent years we have seen numerous signs in the heavens that confirm the time we are living in.  We have the technology required to implement the mark of the beast unlike any time in history.  We have the earth itself testifying to this time through the mass die off of animal life, radical weather events (once in a lifetime events happening daily).  We also see a separation of the sheep from the goats in the global population as political events reveal the deep seated corruption, which is dismissed by most as the 'price of progress' toward the new world satanic order.

The Lord told us this is not a fight against flesh and blood.  This is a fight against evil in high places, confirmed everywhere we look.  Never before has the wickedness and corruption in our world been exposed like it is being exposed today.  Most of the people around us don't bat an eye at this corruption but thanks be to the Lord our God that there is a remnant that does see it.

In these troubling times it is important for us to remember we were placed here, in this season with divine intent and wisdom.  We also have to remember that many of the servants of the Most High from the past asked "Lord, are you sure I'm the one you want to fight this battle?"

Exodus 3:1Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”
4When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
And Moses said, “Here I am.”
5“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6Then he said, “I am the God of your father, a the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
7The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
11But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

The Lord God knows what He is doing, you are here for a reason.  Each one of us has work to do, a mission we are on to do the work of the Almighty.  Let us resolve to be strong in the Lord's service.  In the midst of the battles it is difficult to see how things will turn out in the end but be assured of this, we win this fight.

Glory to God

grace and peace