Wednesday, June 15, 2022

He Causes Them to Make Bad Decisions

It is interesting to note that in the Bible there is not a single instance of the Lord providing relief for His people through a. voting and/or b. elections.  While we are all hopeful that November will bring some relief that is not how the Lord has brought about His changes in the Word.  If that is true then how has the Lord "corrected" psychopath leaders and other problems in the past?

He causes them to make really bad decisions that cost them dearly.  Example:

Exodus 14

1Then the LORD said to Moses, 2“Tell the people of Israel to turn back and encamp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall encamp facing it, by the sea. 3For Pharaoh will say of the people of Israel, ‘They are wandering in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.’ 4And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.” And they did so.

So Pharaoh and his army pursued Israel into the sea and we know how that story ended.  Other more recent examples are the plandemic and what is taking place in Ukraine.  "They" were going to implement their new order through the plandemic but that got old for too many people too quickly and they were not able to succeed.  When they were not successful with that they moved onto plan b which was a full frontal assault on the people of the western world part of which included using Ukraine to weaken that big country that starts with an R.  They have thrown the kitchen sink at R and R continues to take more ground.  At this point defeat in Ukraine appears inevitable.  Bad decisions after bad decisions.

We have not reached the end of these more modern stories yet, however we do know this:  "they" want their new order now and they will not get it (not yet).  How do we know this?  We know by the presence of the Restrainer/and or the Church on planet earth while are simultaneously holding back the arrival of the man of sin who is "their" superman required to implement their new order.

2 Thess 2

6And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 9The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders10and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Until people see Satanic power on full display with false signs and wonders, we know with certainty that the Restrainer is still at work, the Church is still on this earth and the man of sin has not arrived.

Ps 37

14The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose way is upright;
15their sword shall enter their own heart,
and their bows shall be broken.

As you can see from verse 15 above the unintended consequences of making really bad decisions while at war with God Almighty is their own bad decisions equate to their destruction.  These people did not plan to draw the sword and slay themselves with it, no they intended to wipe out everyone else.  Unfortunately for them thats not how their story ends. 

So regardless of how bad it looks in the world, be encouraged.  The people who are trying to do as much evil as possible on the earth today are at war with God Almighty, not a great position to be in.  The Restrainer and the Church are on the earth and at work.  Please do your part in prayer (and fasting if you can).  Pray about all things at all times without ceasing.  Our enemies are making some really bad decisions that suggest really bad outcomes (for them).

Glory to God

Grace and Peace

Monday, June 13, 2022

6/13/22-If We Want to Eat Then We Need to Pray

 We have another food plant going up in flames here.  One after the other after another and another.  Where are the congressional hearing on protecting our food supply?  We can send 80 billion dollars to Ukraine for their security needs but cant establish security for our own food plants?  This number of food processing plants up in flames in this amount of time is absolutely, positively sabotage.  

"They" have launched an all out assault on we the people.  The enemy and his servants are determined to "burn it all down" as soon as possible.  The November election is not going to save us or feed us.  The Republican party is not going to save us or feed us.  The Lord our God and Him alone is what we have to count on.  In fact that is likely the point of all of this.  The point is look at the world "they" have created without God.  Its a world of killing, stealing, destroying, fear, despair and hatred.  

We need to pray if we want to eat.  That is not hyperbole-its a fact.  They are literally burning down one food processing plant every couple days now.  According to the latest guidance from the Spirit of the Lord we are to remain in faith, hope and love.  And that we are.  While we do that and we see the enemy at work we can pray about it.  There is always something we can do about everything that happens under the sun.  We can pray.

The Word says pray without ceasing:

1 Thess

16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19Do not quench the Spirit. 20Do not despise prophecies, 21but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22Abstain from every form of evil.

This particular piece of scripture is enlightening as it ties in perfectly with the Lord's counsel to remain in faith, hope and love.  Notice verse 16 there "rejoice always."  You mean rejoice even when the enemy is burning down our food supply right in front of our face?  Yep, especially then.  Give thanks in ALL circumstances?  You mean give thanks even when you know "they" are trying to starve us to death?

Yep, especially then.  See, its easy to say.  Its easy to preach this stuff from the pulpit without actually doing it.  Thing is, these are not suggestions they are commands.  The Lord our God is telling us how to get things done and do it the right way.  Mankind has had time to show the world how "great" everything would be if the Creator was rejected and man with his spiritual "counsel" aka the enemy ran things.  Unfortunately that experiment has already turned south as this world is being quickly turned into a cesspool in every way possible.

So, back to the point.  We need to get on our knees and pray.  We need to fast and cry out to the Lord our God to save us from the evil that has come out of the shadows to work in full daylight to the applause of those who are perishing.  In addition we need to use faith hope and love as our "heads up display (HUD)" to use a little fighter pilot jargon.  We also need to remember to rejoice always and give thanks in all circumstances.  Always means today when they are trying to kill us.  In all circumstances means today when they are trying to kill us.

Nobody said it would be easy.  He told us what to do and we with the assistance of the Spirit of the Lord need to figure out "how" to get this implemented.  When we do what we were told to do, things find a way of working themselves out.  Why?  Because behind every command there is Divine wisdom that has our well being in mind.  

The best case scenario for us who believe is to follow the instructions that have been given to us to the letter.  We must do exactly what we were told to do.  This world is where it is today because men and women thought they were smarter than God.  They are about to find out-they were wrong.  The problems we are faced with are coming at us like a tsunami.  Everyone and their brother is there to tell us the bad news of what is going to fail next or what calamity waits for us around the next corner.  Where were these "prophets" a few years ago when everything was seemingly business as usual?

What we need is not more prophets of the obvious but solutions to problems.  We have an entire book of solutions called the Word of God.  The answers we need are in that book.  Our survival is in that book-the promises.  So, in this hour of trial let us do what we were called to do.  We are here for a reason in this hour.  Our God gave us an instruction manual for how things work.  People who choose to disregard the instruction manual get to live with the consequences.

Faith, hope, love, rejoice, give thanks and pray without ceasing about all things at all times.  Our prayers move mountains-thats a fact.  Keep your eyes on the solutions-the time for problem identification is 1000 miles in the rear view mirror.  The Lord will provide, He always has and He always will.  Keep the faith and keep your chin up :)  When you pray join me and all the other brothers and sisters in agreement that the Lord our God will continue to provide the things we need when we need them according to His riches and glory

Phil 4:19

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Glory to God

Grace and Peace

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

When Things Don't Go Your Way

 It has been some years since I asked the Lord for some piece of information/something to help when we pray for one thing and what ends up happening is not what we asked for but sometimes its the exact opposite.  The "feeling" after such experiences is like getting punched really hard in the gut or kicked between the legs.  At such times it is very difficult to do what we know we must do which is this:

PS 34

1I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

and more recently we have discussed this:

1 Cor 13:13

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

After years of waiting the Lord has provided an example from the Word of how this was dealt with successfully.  Here it is:

2 Sam 12

1The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. 2The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, 3but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.

4“Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”

5David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! 6He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”

7Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. 9Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’

11“This is what the Lord says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity on you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight. 12You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’ ”

13Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”

Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. 14But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for a the Lord, the son born to you will die.”

15After Nathan had gone home, the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. 16David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth b on the ground. 17The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them.

18On the seventh day the child died. David’s attendants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, “While the child was still living, he wouldn’t listen to us when we spoke to him. How can we now tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate.”

19David noticed that his attendants were whispering among themselves, and he realized the child was dead. “Is the child dead?” he asked.

“Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.”

20Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate.

21His attendants asked him, “Why are you acting this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!”

22He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.’ 23But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”

In this particular case the adverse event had to do with sin but it does not have to.  There are plenty of instances that have nothing to do with sin where we may ask for one thing and the immediate or apparent result is the opposite.  In David's case it was the life of one of his son's, admittedly a big deal.  How did David deal with it?  We see it above.

We are given a grace period to deal with that feeling of getting punched in the gut but then we have to be responsible, or should we say response-able, and respond the way we should.  Its not going to be easy but we were never told it would be easy.  We need to do the simple things that we know we should do with patience, persistence and faith.  Continue to do the right things over and over and over and watch what happens :).

Glory to God

Grace and Peace

Monday, June 06, 2022

If We Want to Eat Then We Need to Pray

 There is an ongoing coordinated attack on our food supply, data summed up here.  "They" have decided to wage war on humanity but this didnt just start yesterday it started in earnest with the virus/vaccine.  When that didn't "do its job" well enough now they have resorted to all sorts of other means including an attempt to start WW3 as well as a mutlipronged attack on both food supply (destroy storage and processing plants) and demand (destroy the economy so people cannot afford food.)  They also know the war on oil feeds into this war on humanity.  If they wanted to move to a greener economy there is a way to do that but that is not going to happen overnight without alot of killing, stealing and destroying taking place at the same time.  Just a coincidence that our enemies are in love with killing stealing and destroying so this is the method that has been chosen.

All we hear and see is bad news everywhere.  The Spirit of the Lord has counseled us that while this world goes through this pain we are to dwell in faith, hope and love.  This is not denying reality it is shaping reality.  What we believe matters.  What we focus on matters.  Matter (physical reality) can be molded, formed and fashioned through belief which is why we were told:

Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

The enemy wants everyone in a state of fear, hopelessness and hate which is the opposite of where our Lord wants us.  Thus in addition to the attack on humanity from every side we also have the psycological operations (non-stop bad news).  Kill, steal and destroy through full court press using every means available to them, thats what they are doing.  We have been given the answers to these problems and they can all be found in the best selling book in world history.

The enemy has not been granted power to determine the end time timeline.  The Restrainer is at work on the earth today which means "they" do not get their "new world" today.  A praying, believing remnant Church is still alive on this earth today which is another major problem for the enemy hordes waging war against humanity.

The enemy and his servants are and have been trying to erase a majority of humanity from the face of the earth.  The Lord has a plan to do just that (details in Revelation) but that time has not arrived yet.  In addition to the presence of the Restrainer and the Church which work hand in hand, "they" do not have their superman yet (we know him as the anti-Christ).  The Restrainer prevents their superman arriving before his time.  Believers in the past have been unnecessarily flustered at suggestions the anti-Christ had arrived but the Lord told us what to look for to know when/whether or not this has happened yet:

2 Thess 2:

 9The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders10and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

^^This has absolutely positively NOT happened yet, but it is coming.  When is the Lord God's domain not that of man or the enemy.  

For today we need to continue in faith, hope and love.  No, it will not be easy but this is the path forward and it is what we have been called to.  If you are on earth today you are here for a reason, it was no accident.  Each one of us has talents, skills and abilities that are to be used in accordance with our Master's please to do His will on earth.  In order to work, we need to eat.  This servant is not concerned per se as we have many promises like this one:

Ps 37

18The LORD knows the days of the blameless,
and their heritage will remain forever;
19they are not put to shame in evil times;
in the days of famine they have abundance.

 Not concerned but aware and what about those who are yet to enter our Father's kingdom who are not leaning on the promises today?  We pray for ourselves and for them.  This is war, the enemy knows it, we know it.  Now it is all out in the open.  Let us do our part to fight the good fight of faith.  Let us get down on our knees to make the enemy tremble.  We are headed in the opposite direction of this world.  Its ways are not our ways because our ways are His ways.  Faith, hope, love.  Fast, stay in the Word and hold onto the promises for dear life because the promises are our life:

PS 138

1I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
2I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.a

We pray the promises (the Word) back to our Lord in faith and we do so in His Name.  Thus we pray back to Him the two things He has lifted above all things.  Then we believe we have received what we have asked for in prayer sealing the circle of prayer.  We do this over and over again, praying constantly without ceasing.  Wartime calls for extra effort.  The enemy is very busy, let us be busier still.

Glory to God

Grace and Peace

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Faith, Hope, Love

 This is counsel from the Spirit of the Lord that He has been on for some time now.  We need to stay in these lanes:  Faith, hope, love.  Consider the alternative lanes that the enemy wants us in:  Fear, despair and hate.  Here is the kicker, we get to choose which lanes we travel in regardless of what is happening in the world around us or to us personally.  Are we going to have trials and tribulations in this life?  Guaranteed but how do we respond.  Consider the word responsibility.  Response-ability, or ability to respond.  We get to choose how we respond to the world around us and what happens to us personally.

Next best question, is this easy to do?  Not by a long shot.  As with everything our Lord calls us to it is a higher path which requires more than the default path that leads to death and destruction.  This writer has had plenty of instances in the not so distant past where what was asked for/prayed for was one thing and what was received in the moment was sometimes the direct opposite and the net result was a feeling like getting punched in the gut or kicked between the legs or a combination thereof.  Easy?  No.  But after we get punched in the face and are down on the ground we get a short grace period to process what happened then we are expected to exercise our response-ability and steer ourselves into the faith, hope, love lanes.

There more you think about it the more it makes sense.  Where would you rather spend more time?  Even if everything seemingly goes wrong how does dwelling on fear, despair and hate help us?  It doesn't.  Right now the enemy and his servants are working hard to kill, steal and destroy on every front they can.  How does the Lord God want us to respond in this dark hour?  Forget your feelings they are traitors, make a decision, exercise your will to stay in 1. Faith 2. Hope and 3. Love.  When you find yourself out of these "lanes" to use a driving metaphor get back in your lane.

The Lord's thinking and acting are often contrary to man's thinking and acting.  The entire world is going in one direction, we who believe and belong to Him are going the opposite direction and because there are more of them than there are of us they look at us like we are ignorant:

Matt 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

Courage is not acting in the absence of fear it is taking action in the presence of fear:

PS 27:14 Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Joshua 1:7

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.

Nobody said this would be easy but in the end our eyes will look in victory upon our foes and we get to walk hand in hand with the King of Kings and Lord or Lords.  

Glory to God.  Grace and peace.