THE END TIME DAYS MINISTRY JOURNAL
What does the Bible say about the Very Last Days and what we should know about them?
by Mark and Maryna Conway, Alaska, USA
Our Daily Devotional link: Oswalt Chamber's My Utmost For His Highest
In these last of the Last Days, you will need a good bible, a study bible is best for everyday reading. I personally use the New Living Translation for my bible study. Read thoroughly and prayerfully Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13
Updated: December 7, 2016
12/07/2016 " If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people unto me." John 12:32
Beloved, not just anyone can be a Christian. This is a huge misunderstanding of the character of our Creator God. Jesus Christ tells us plainly that "Only a few people will find the narrow gate that leads to eternal life." Matthew 7:14. " Many will call out to me, "Lord, Lord... and I will say to them, ' I never knew you. Away from me you wicked evildoers!" Matthew 7:23.
WOW! Don't mess around with God's mercy beloved. Only a remnant will be saved. I got this revelation when I was in high school Sunday school one morning. Our Sunday school teacher, bluntly said to us, " not all of you will go to heaven. " That frightened me, REALLY! He went on to read to us from Matthew chapter 7. After he read about the choice we make between the easy wide path that many will follow or the narrow difficult path that ONLY a few will ever find, my ears were wide open to hear the Lord!
There were seven high school students at our table at the time he was teaching us. Our teacher said, ( and this was what frightened me ) " of the eight of us here now, only a few of us will ever find the narrow gate that leads to eternal life in heaven with God, but the rest will take the easy road that leads to hell." Then he said, " look around the table. Who of you will be looking for the narrow gate to the difficult path that few will ever find? " " I don't know about any of you, but I'm going to start looking for that narrow path now!" I said. Praise God! Jesus Christ is the only narrow gate and He is the only one who helps us down that difficult path that leads to eternal life. Thank you Jesus
Maybe you have heard something like this before, " they say that my neighbor is touched by God. He has a personal relationship with Jesus."
This scripture verse from the gospel book of John in the New Testament, chapter 12, verse 32, " if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to me is a prophesy from our Lord Jesus Christ to ALL people through out this earth who believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who came to save the world from their sins by dying on THE cross at Calvary and to defeat the works of the devil AND the power of death.
This one calculated act planned by Father God from the very beginning of time to be done by Jesus Christ the only Son of God, would be the only price paid in all eternity for the sins of the entire world that would please our Father God. The power to believe would come only from The Father's grace that He gives to His children who ask, or intercede for others to follow Christ also, and would come from Father God for their salvation, and then through the Holy Spirit to then guide those who believe in Christ to eternal life in Heaven. This is a promise from Jesus to you and to me. " By Grace we are saved through faith from God, not of ourselves, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8.
Like so many promises Jesus tells us that are true and given just for us, this promise in John 12 comes with an "IF" that depends on IF we believe Jesus' promise to us. " IF " I am lifted up from the earth... THEN... I will draw all people to me." The gift of Grace from our Father's Holy and Righteous heart into the new believers heart who is being prayed into Christ by another believer of Christ is what makes the process of salvation continue to grow in God's will for the earth, one soul at a time. The attention of God the Father and all heaven is on that one person at that specific time when each new believer comes to that point of asking Jesus Christ to be their Savior and Lord. WOW! " I tell you, that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." Luke 15:7. Hallelujah!
The reality beloved, is " IF " we are open to listening to Jesus Word ( we can only be open IF we have the grace of God the Father given to us...) which I believe comes when someone who already knows Jesus personally and has an intimate relationship with Father God, prays and asks Father God to give the needed grace to a person who needs Jesus in their life so that they receive the gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Then, God Our Father will grant, make it possible for that specific person prayed for to receive the needed grace to receive Christ into their heart as their Savior and Lord. Our Loving Father is where the miracle of life begins and ends for the new potential believer.
How do we know this is how people are brought into the family of God? Good question. In the gospel of John in the Holy bible, chapter 6, verse 44, Jesus, the Son of God tells us, "For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the Last Day, I will raise them up." That is why those of us still on the earth must interceed for others to receive Jesus Christ into their lives for eternal salvation while there is still time left before Jesus comes. There is very little time left now and that time is getting shorter by the minute! Our prayers are so important and powerful right now. Do not waste that precious time God the Father is giving you and me to intercede for the lost we are to pray for. Those people are first, our own family, our neighbors and people we see each day at work or where ever you are, at school, on the street, even at church. God the Holy Spirit will show you who to specifically pray for.
"God will answer the prayer of the believer, the follower of Christ because Christ and the Father already live in the believer, through the Holy Spirit of God living in that person, and believerbecause the prayer of salvation for others is "Always" God's will, as we see in Jesus own words in John 12:32, " If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people unto me."
The opportunity to pray for the salvation of an unbeliever should always be at the top of our God given priorities. Think how much God the Father desires for one of His fallen children to come to know Jesus and His Great Love for them for eternity.
" We are saved by grace through faith, not of ourselves lest any man boast of themselves, it is the gift of God-not by works.." Ephesians 2:8,9.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son and my Lord, I pray for any unbeliever or fallen away child of God that is reading here right now, that you bless them with the grace that is needed to receive Jesus Christ into their lives right now. And I pray for any believers who know or have a relative, child or neighbor who is lost in darkness, that you will shine your light of grace of Salvation on them even as we pray, bless them with your grace unto salvation unto Christ, right now, in Jesus name, amen.
And Jesus said," If you would like to get to know me, get to know my Word." Start with the Gospel of John in the New Testament." There you will find the first clues that lead to the narrow gate. I will be praying for you!
12/05/2016 " Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." Matthew 24:7, 8.
Right now we are seeing the beginning of these sorrows on Jesus time line to the last days. Beloved, we are very close. Nations against a nation: The United Nations voted last Thursday to divide the nation of Israel, giving Palestine land that God gave to Israel. The vote of nations was 153 to 7, to divide Israel's land. NOT GOOD! This is going to catapult history into the very last days. The Kingdom of God vs the kingdom of darkness...not at all a close match.
God will not be mocked. What so ever men sow, so shall they reap. Those nations who voted to separate Israel will now have to " sleep in their own bed that they have made." The world will begin to unravel into an age of sorrows like we have never seen before. If we think the earthquakes around the world have been bad lately, and famine has caught nations into troubled times, we haven't seen anything yet. The TIME OF SORROWS is about to really begin.
Father, thank you for your protection and safety for your children. We lift up those last minute people who will turn to you for salvation and redemption. "Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven, in Jesus name, amen.
12/03/2016 " Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of MOST will grow cold." Matthew 24:11, 12.
Lawlessness in the Christian Church is now an infestation of epidemic proportion! How can that be??!! Simply put, God calls ALL Christians TO BE HOLY! And, I'm not talking about a religious spirit, absolutely NOT, God is talking about having THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVING IN US to make us Holy.
We are about to celebrate Emmanuel Day, " God is with us day." Christmas is the Hope of God for all mankind. Does the Christian Church really care? Most Christian Churches right now are steeped in TRADITION. Everything from daily devotions around Advent wreathes to practices nearly every night by the church choirs and Children's Christmas play to " Live Bethlehem Scenes" for Christmas Eve. More money is spent on Christmas light displays than ever before. Why? Is it really about showing our love to Jesus, to God? No! It's really about "keeping up with the Jones'." If it were more about loving God, we would be living like it.
Please don't get me wrong, celebrating Christmas is wonderful if done in the right Spirit, through the Holy Spirit. Anything else is idolatry. That's right! The Holy Spirit is grieved about all the stuff His Church is doing to create a hype for the Christmas spirit, which is just teaching our children more about loving stuff than loving God, from enjoying the traditional Christmas music to Christmas gifts and dinner. Growing up, I loved all this, but there was always a huge let down the day after the Christmas celebration. Jesus is the reason for the Season is Truth. Jesus knows our hearts and that is why He says:
"If you love me, you will do as I command you to do." Jesus- John 12:15. Here are just two commandments off the top of my heart that Jesus tells us we must obey : If you Love me...
1) " Love not the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love for the Father is not in them." 1 John 2:15., and 2) "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute or harm you." Matthew 5:44.
Lawlessness is an evil spirit beloved. Don't let this evil spirit compromise your Holy Spirit with lies or deception. Jesus gave us many commands in the gospels in addition to obeying the "Big Ten," you know, the Thou Shalt nots. The Holy Spirit tells us exactly how we are to live as Christians IF we Love Jesus. We do not fool God if we refuse to do as He tells us to. Our refusal to do God's will is fatal to God's children. Before you know it, by refusing to do God's commands, by us refusing to do God's will in our life, grieving the Holy Spirit over and over again, we fall into a deeper darker sin than what we have ever known before as Christians...rebellion against God's will, which " is called WITCHCRAFT in the bible." 1 Samuel 12:23. The sin of witchcraft is lawlessness and wickedness, ask God....don't take my word for it. Yes, Christians who do not obey God's will in their lives are guilty of Witchcraft! It is that bad beloved...get right with God. That is God's desire for all of us. "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
Listen now, we are in the middle of the beginning of sorrows, NO DOUBTS! For about the past 17 years, America has seen a flood of false prophets in the Christian Church and an alarming rate of lawlessness and wickedness in the Christian Church as I just mentioned, as well as in the secular world. The world as we know it is about to go into utter darkness and chaos.
The UN voted 153 countries to 7 countries to divide Israel two days ago. Israel is being told by the United Nations," to give up Jerusalem and half of their land given to them by Almighty God to the Palestinians ( Muslims )."
If you are not watching and praying for Israel, you should be, that is what Jesus told us to do in the end times. What ever happens in Israel in these last days reflects the heart of God toward this planet and the people here on earth and the powers of darkness. Beloved, seek Jesus like never before, cover yourselves as in a blanket of His love. Look to the Cross of Jesus as the only Hope for the world now. Pray in the Spirit for Israel, pray for your family and relatives who do not know Jesus to know Him. Time is short. I heard on the news yesterday, " We can now relax, We have entered into a time of " PEACE AND SAFETY ." That is a direct quote of prophesy from 1 Thessalonians 5:3, "While people are saying," Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape." I hate to tell you all, but we are closer to the end than what I thought before. Get your hearts right before your Maker, we are at the last breath before the real trouble begins.
Let me just name a few more evil wicked sins that the Christian Church is OK with. Mind you, these are not all Christian Churches, but certainly there are so called Christians in every Christian Church who are luke warm Christians who have no problem with abortion, or gay rights, or pornography, divorce for any reason, or obesity, or legalizing illegal drugs for pleasure...this is just a short list of things that grieve God that Christians should know better about IF they are Born Again.
If this sounds like you at all, God wants you to confess your rebellious sins and return back to Him while you still have a chance beloved. Jesus Loves you, but you must be Holy as God is Holy if you think you have a chance in Heaven at all!
The world has been boiling in lawlessness for some time, but most of the lawlessness around the world has been under the radar up until about the past 40 years when the media brought the lawlessness to the radio and television for the whole civilized world to view. It's hard to put a finger on just when the beginning of sorrows really began, but if we were to look back at Israel back in the 1960's and 1970's, they were certainly under attack even back then by Muslim Terrorists.
America has seen a tremendous increase in lawlessness since the mid 1960's with the Vietnam War protests, Black Panther activists and racial tensions at about the same time. Christianity was still very strong during this time in America, but began to take a back seat for the first time throughout the nation of America due in part to the rebellion ( rebellious spirits) of the youth with a spike upward in illegal drug abuse/addictions, sexual revolutions and satanic influence in music enjoyed by most of the young people. These were all considered " signs of the times."
I can remember those days as though they were yesterday. The first shocking event of my life was when President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. I was 12 years old at the time. In my life, that was the first time I had experienced an entire nation in mourning in the United States. It seemed after the Kennedy assassination, many people lost their trust and faith in the American government to tell the truth. The sovereignty of America was compromised by evil forces outside of the Christian Church. Christian values and morals began to erode to selfish idealism, a sense of sexual discrimination between women and men and the power of darkness began to bloom in the minds of the youth, especially in the college aged young people. The late sixties birthed the "Age of Aquarius," a powerful cultish worship of ungodly origins, delving into the dark side like never before. Atheism and Darwinism became popular. At the same time the Women's Liberation movement gained popularity as well as homosexuality and lesbianism began to stick it's ugly head out into society. I was so protected by my Christian upbringing that I had no idea of what a homosexual or lesbian was until my senior year in high school and neither did my friends. What a cultural shock this knowledge was for all of us back then.
One of the signs of the last days I remember back then was, " Knowledge will increase and people will be going to and fro."
These are just a few of the things that grieve God the most right now, hatred of anyone who does not agree with our thinking. How can we love and pray for those we do not share the same ideals. God is grieved at how Christians have belittled the sacramental marriage He instituted to populate the earth. Choosing BIRTH CONTROL over allowing God to bless you with life, His children is no different than killing a child through abortion, they are both sins against the 6th commandment of God. Enjoying illegal drugs is as witchcraft. Galatians 5:20, The Greek word used in Galatians by Paul is Pharmakeia, also known as sorcery, occultism and black magic. It is in this sense that Paul used the term.
Oh, that we would know the Lord! Draw close to the Lord while there is still time! Repent of the darkness of the sin in your life and return to your Lord while there is still time.
11/30/2016 9) "Then you will be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10) At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11) and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12) Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold..." Matthew 24:9 thru 12.
In the recent years, we have seen many Christians persecuted and put to death in the middle eastern nations near Israel, as Jesus told us in Matthew 24:9. World wide, including in the United States of America, we have seen a hatred by many nations for Christians and or any of the Christian teachings or morals Christians live by. By these morals and teachings of Christ, according to the anti-Christ people, they accuse Christians of being "hateful," " racist, " and guilty of "Bigotry," all these accusations couldn't be farther from the truth.
On the other hand, we see in verse 10, " Many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other." WOW! This has already happened and is continuing to happen more and more, even to this day. I saw this happening 40 years ago when I first became a born again Christian in the 1970's. There was a revival of sorts called the "Jesus" movement which started in the late '60's, but by the end of the 1970's, it had fizzled out. I'm sure that much of that revival was plagued by many false prophets influencing the new Christians by false doctrines, called doctrines of demons, which lead to a lot of doubt in the Christian church.
This is one way the Holy Spirit has shown me how satan destroys the move of God, by sowing doubt into the hearts of young Christians. Then, enter in "New Age," and many other false religions that became very popular throughout the world. With New Age, pagan religions, satanic and witchcraft doctrines became very popular among the young people. Hinduism, Buddhism, Astrology, and Scientology, just to name a few false religions with doctrines of demons entered into the popular young modern minds. The idea of having to obey a Holy God, especially with very strict laws concerning sexual morality, just never sat well with the " New Age" mentality of most young people. College campuses became an open breading ground for sexual freedoms like never before in American history.
Over the years, the good Christian morals of America eroded and then morphed into a society ruled by excesses and the ideology of " Be Tolerant " of all people and their own personal beliefs, even if these same people failed to tolerate your beliefs. Our world society became in a short time a popular godless, paganistic, satanic world order with a remnant Church of Christ followers. And God has allowed this to happen to test those who really Love Him. Praise God! Where do you fit in Jesus Christ? Do you know anything about your own eternal destiny? Is Christ on your own personal throne? I hope so. " Only a few will find the difficult path that leads to eternal life with Christ. The rest will take the easy pleasurable road that leads to eternal life in Hell with satan and all the wicked.
" And because of the increase of wickedness, the love of MOST will grow cold." Matthew 24:12. This is where I believe we are on God's time line to the last day, according to Jesus testimony to His disciples for when Jesus Christ would return for His church in the second coming. The world as a whole, is spinning away in lawlessness, in wickedness and the love of MANY is growing cold. Today more than ever, people are living in a world of hate and cruelty. In the civilized world, it's a dog eat dog world out there. Most people are living only for themselves and critical of everyone else who don't live up to what their expectations are. I pray that we draw close to Jesus for needed grace and mercy to love rather than be critical. Open our eyes to see, Jesus, in your name, amen.
11/29/2016 " Jesus Christ, the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8, "God forbid that I should boast of anything except the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." Galatians 6:14.
In the end times, which we are in right now, it would seem that evil is winning in the world. It seems through the media that evil and corruption in the world has control over governments, changing of the laws of God to the laws that suits men and the devil, and in many places in the world, many nations, corruption is controling how people are living and dying. Where is God in all of this?
God has not forsaken us. The Word of God says, " Where sin, evil abounded, grace abounded all the more." Romans 5:20. The Kindom of God IS at hand. The love of God is just inches away beloved. All we need to do is call upon the name of the Lord, and He is there. " Without faith, we can not please God." Hebrews 11:6.
In adversity, we become desperate for God to interviene in our lives. It's easy to forsake God when things are going real well, isn't it? Seek the Lord today, while He may be found. That doesn't mean things will get easier for us, infact, the trials and tribulations will increase, but so will your faith and trust in the Lord. Think about that.
Just the other day I was asked where I thought we are at on the time line before Jesus comes again. I have two answers for that question. One, if you are born again, you have already experienced a second coming of Christ in your life. That should be our first focus of the second coming. The Great and Terrible second coming? That time is very close. On the time line of Matthew 24:12, I believe we are at the " because of lawlessness, the Love of many will grow cold."
11/28/2016 " Be not deceived! " Matthew 24:4, " But I warn you, Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law ( Sadducees), you most certainly will not enter the kingdom of Heaven. " Matthew 5:20.
Jesus is once again warning us, His bride, His remnant church, to avoid the same trap of the traditionalists, the SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS that the religious cling to. The scribes, Pharisees and sadducees based their righteousness on knowing the law and their own ability to follow the law to the "T".
Jesus wants us to see Him, Jesus Christ as our Righteousness. Jesus said that He came to fulfill the law, not to abolish the law. The whole purpose of the law was to show God's people how impossible it was for them to obey the law to the "T," because of the sinful nature in all human beings. The law was simply put into place by God to show all people the need of an absolute Savior to save all people from their sin. That is why the Son of God, Jesus Christ came to the world. Jesus came for one purpose, " to destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8.
That was and still is the only Righteous Act by which we are saved. " All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts, righteous deeds are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away." Isaiah 64:6.
If Jesus Christ is only a character in history that you barely know of, you do not really know Jesus. God the Father wants you to know Jesus intimately, to know Jesus so intimate that you recognize Jesus Him in the Word of God and by the tone of His voice.
If Jesus Christ is no more than a reason to exchange gifts and put up a Christmas tree in December, my heart breaks for you. I pray that before you leave this website that the Holy Spirit would give you a vision of what our lives are really like without knowing Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. I pray that you will ask Jesus into your heart today to save you from eternal damnation and repent of you sins and accept the eternal life Jesus Christ is offering you with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven forever, in Jesus name, amen. Some people reading this may never have another chance again to give their lives to Jesus. It could be you. Ask Jesus to be your savior and Lord something like this, it doesn't need to be perfectly the same: " Heavenly Father, I know that I have sinned against you. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins, my trespasses against you and others. Cleanse me from my sins by the Blood and Cross of your Son Jesus. I want to ask Jesus into my life, to be my savior and Lord, in Jesus name, amen."
Now, pray that Jesus will lead you to other Christian people to share your experience with them. Asking Jesus to be your Savior and Lord is the greatest gift you will EVER receive in this life. Now, find out why. Read the gospel of John from chapter 1 through the end of John in the Holy Bible. Then read the letters from John toward the back of the bible, 3 books, 1 John, 2 John and 3 John. Pray to Jesus constantly for help and direction in your life. Don't forget that the devil will try to keep you from knowing Jesus nearly every step of the way through your life from here on out.
Jesus is not a band aid, He is an oxygen bottle to keep you alive underwater, or a light that lights your way in complete pitch black darkness.
11/27/2016 " Be not deceived !" Matthew 24:4, " God forbid that I should boast of anything short of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. " Galatians 6:14.
One of the greatest deception Jesus Christ warned us in the Gospel of Matthew to watch out for today, is the love of the world and the things of the world. Paul tells us in Galatians 6:13, the single most deceiving notion in the Christian church today is to down play the importance of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God's love for us does not save us, although God's love for us is greater than we could ever measure. We can not imagine how important it is that a sacrifice of the most valuable nature be offered up to the Most High God, our Most Holy God the Father for the sinful nature of all human beings so that we can spend eternity with Jesus and God the Father in Heaven. ( See this awesome video of a vision of Heaven. )
The significance of God the Father's Only Son dying on the Cross at Calvary, being that only Jesus' blood sacrifice is pleasing to God the Father, we may never fully understand in this life how important Jesus is in saving the world from satan and his evil works of sin in people.
But Jesus is, the Lamb of God, the only acceptable sacrifice that pleased God our Father in Heaven for the sin of the world by His creation, you and me and all mankind since day one to the end of time. Never let satan or any thing or any person ever convince you of any lesser value placed on our Lord Jesus Christ's life.
" Jesus Christ is " the stone the builders rejected," which has become the chief cornerstone of the Kingdom of God. There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved." Acts 4:11, 12, and Philippians 2:9.
Jesus Christ is, putting things in modern perspectives, the only ticket that will get you into Heaven for all eternity AND save you from the fires of hell for all eternity. Most importantly, just being baptized a Christian does not make you a Christian, that's a fact. Unless we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we won't have a chance to be with Jesus forever in the Kingdom of Heaven. Being Holy as God Jesus is Holy is our only option to the Kingdom of Heaven, which only comes with an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. We can not be Holy without the spirit of Christ in us.
How do we get the Spirit of Christ in us? It's impossible to understand unless the Most High God the Father draw you to Christ. Pray now Father God lead you to His Son Jesus. Even then, unless you are serious about giving up your life of sinfulness to eternity with Jesus Christ in Heaven, it won't happen, it's impossible. You can not love this world and love God. Impossible.
Today in America, we as Christians are fighting like never before to hold onto the values that made America a nation. I say fighting like never before, because the enemy of Christ is running everything aground through the corruption of the anti-Christ spirit which is fighting against God's people in America even as we speak. As Christians in America, we prayed and fasted like never before to elect Mr. Trump , who said he would defend the Christian people and the values and ideals of Christ in our nation. Now the battle has just begun to hold the ground that was gained in that battle to put Mr. Trump in office as president of the USA.
We will need all the help we can get from the Lord Jesus and all the prayers of God's children everywhere to gain any ground toward finalizing Donald Trump as the 45 president of the United States of America, in Jesus name. There is much work to be done and undone to make America a great nation once again. But, no man, not even Mr. Trump can do what needs to be done in America to please God. There needs to be 100% repentance of the people of God in America and their love and prayers of Christians everywhere for the lost in America who want to destroy America on behalf of the prince of this dark world, to come to know their savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Then, we can stand before Christ and know that we have done our best to love Christ by loving our enemies and praying for them everywhere, not just in the United States of America.
We have our work cut out for us, don't we!
Glory to God!
11/22/2016 " You must be holy because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16, Leviticus 20:26.
When we answered our calling from God the Father to "Come" to Jesus, something changed in our lives. The conviction of the Holy Spirit upon us that we are slaves to sin, comes after this " Powerful Calling of Christ," which gave us a sorrow for our sinfulness. In the presence of Christ, no one has to tell us we are sinful. The Holy Spirit does a fine job of that all by Himself. " In that while we were dead in our sins, Christ died for us," we then realized just how filthy we were in the presence of the Holiness of Christ.
The light of Christ is in complete contrast to darkness. As we realize Jesus Christ and His great Love for us, that He came to the earth with one purpose, going to Calvary and dying on a Cross one time for all the sins of the world from the beginning of time to the end to set us free from the curse of our sin to be punished forever in hell, and instead, to spend all eternity in Heaven with Christ, Our Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit and all the saints forever.
Because of this awesome act of Jesus to die on a Cross for our sin, in obedience to God the Father, we are forever great full to Jesus for His sacrifice of Holiness. And, Jesus then added, because of our calling from God to Come to Him, Jesus Christ and the Father come to us, to dwell with us, and in us through the Holy Spirit of God. WHAT AN AMAZING GIFT With the Holy Spirit living in us, we are made to be Holy as God is Holy.
By Christ's obedience at the Cross, our sins are washed in the blood of Christ on the Cross. Now, with Christ in us, our obedience is simply to submit to the Holiness of the Spirit of Christ living in us. " Christ in us, the Hope of Glory." Hallelujah! Jesus reigns, Jesus is Lord.
11/21/2016 " No one comes to Me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day." John 6:44, and " Jesus answered them, " I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
Our only access to Jesus Messiah is through Our Heavenly Father. Only when our Father God puts the desire to know Jesus in our heart can we even respond to begin to know God. As soon as we receive the grace from Heavenly Father to begin to desire Christ in our life, He provides the gate, Christ, to enter into a relationship with Christ. Then we begin to grow, like a seed in Christ Jesus. We begin to get our nourishment for life IN Christ! As we mature in Christ, we begin to recognize who Christ really is, that Jesus Christ is God. Jesus Christ has the character of God, the Supernatural Character of God which ONLY God may possess.
When we come to that realization of who Christ is, then we begin...We BEGIN for the first time in our born again life to have our eyes opened to the reality of who Jesus Christ really is. Only by the grace of Our Heavenly Father do we really see who Jesus Christ really is. We can not see, like a blind man, until the Father opens our eyes to the light of Christ. Then, when we see Jesus Christ for who He really is, do we even have a relationship with Christ. That reality of Jesus Christ comes only after we see the Cross of Christ and how the Cross is the only means by which we can even CROSS over to know Jesus Christ intimately. A death must take place in us for us to be born again into Christ Jesus. When we are born again in Christ, then our eyes are opened. We see that Jesus Christ is God, the Son of God, the Character of God. We see that Christ is the ONLY way to the Father, in the Heavenly realms. Then and only then do we experience the Holiness of God the Father, and then...then all things become NEW and we are a New Creation in Christ Jesus Our Lord.
Oh that we might begin to KNOW the LORD! Oh, that we might begin to worship the Lord in Spirit and Truth. Thank you Jesus...Come Lord Jesus, Come! Open our eyes Lord Jesus, that we might see you as you really are. Have mercy on us for being so shallow in our selfish pride. Thank you Jesus.
11/20/2016 " Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is Love. God showed how much he loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love-not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, surely ought we to love each other? " 1 John 4:8 thru 11.
Love is a powerful word. There are a number of studies on the word L O V E. Let's cut the chase, God is Love. We all need Love, especially, we need God's Love. God's love completes our purpose in this life. If you want to know love, we must get to know God. To know God, we need to come to know His name. Jesus or Yeshua in Hebrew is the name of God the Son, the name above all names by which we are saved. Jesus is God the Father's, or Jehovah God's Only Begotten Son. Jesus is the second person of God, also known as the Word of God made flesh. If you want to know Jesus, you need to know His Word through reading or hearing the Holy Scriptures found in the Holy Bible.
In order to be able to read the bible and or hear the Holy Scriptures and have an understanding of what the scriptures mean, you MUST have God the Holy Spirit living in your heart to understand what the Holy scriptures even mean. Why must we have God the Holy Spirit in us to understand the scriptures? Here in is one of the great mysteries of God's Love for us, His children. To understand the mysteries of the Holy Scriptures, you must be born of the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit. God The Holy Spirit inspired the saints of Old, the men of God who were born of the Spirit of God to write the Holy Scriptures. By doing so, the Holy Spirit inspiring the Words for the men of God to write them down. It was God's plan that no one in the world except those whom God had chosen would know what God was talking about in the scriptures except those whom He chose. ( John 15:16) " You did not choose God, but God chose you to know Him."
So the creator of the Universe is the Only True God. He is a Triune God, or three persons in one God, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God the Son, Jesus is the Savior of all mankind in the world. You HAVE to get to know Him first before you can know God the Father. " No one comes to me, Jesus Christ, or Jesus our Messiah, unless the Father draw them. " John6:44. And then, " No one comes to the Father but through Jesus Christ." " I am the Way the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6.
Being serious about knowing Jesus is like reaching for a blood transfusion when you are about to bleed to death or being deep underwater and running out of air needing oxygen. Jesus offers you an air hose full of breathing airto save your life. You can reject the air line and die, or take the air line (Jesus) and live. Jesus wants you to have more than just life though, He wants you to have life in abundance-fullness of life. Jesus wants you to know Him personally.
Our first step in knowing God intimately is to first, Get Rid Of all the excesses in our lives, all the things that are worldly, the sin in your life. These things are distractions between ourselves and our Lord that will lead us to death. Jesus does a spectacular job of doing what we need if we pray with an upright heart, fully seeking Father God with all of our heart, soul, mind and body. We must be very transparent, truthful with God, as He knows our life better than we know our own life. ( Psalm 139 ) God is the author and finisher of our lives. Jesus has known us since our very beginning in our mother's womb. Read Psalm 139 to see how every detail of our lives has been very important to Christ and our Heavenly Father.
Get into the Word of God. If you are new to Christ, get ahold of a Holy Bible and someone you know who is a Christian. If you do not know a Christian, pray and ask God to send a Christian to you. Begin by reading the Gospel of John in the New Testament. There you will get an excellent overview of who Jesus Christ is. Commit you life to Jesus Christ as your King, your Lord of Lords. Jesus will come into your life immediately after you ask Him to come into your life. The bible says " that if anyone belongs to Christ, you will become a New Person, a new creation in Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Beloved, until we give our lives to Christ, we are children of the darkness, slaves of satan. We must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. We are born again when we ask Jesus into our heart to live there forever.
You will be blessed because of what Jesus will do for you! Amen. Rivers of Living waters will flow from out of you!
11/18/2016 " Here I am, LOOK, behold I stand at the ( your) door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends." Revelation 3:20. "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know His master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." "John 15:15.
Revelation 3:20 and John 15:15 are a beautiful confirmation to the call of our Lord Jesus Christ to be an ACTIVE participant in the Kingdom of God RIGHT NOW! Jesus Christ has chosen us ( John 15:16) to bear fruit, not for ourselves but for others, so that they too may come to know Christ in an intimate relationship with Himself also. " Because I no longer call you a servant, but friends." Jesus calls us out, to draw closer to Him, more than ever before in these last days! Jesus, through the Holy Spirit living in us does want us to know His plans for us to reach out to others and to follow His specific instructions for us each and every day of the rest of our lives through these end times until He comes again. I hope you are getting this.
" If you hear my voice and open the door"... this is a command of one who loves us, that he would love us so much not to break down the door to get to us, but to call out to us by name even, to open the door of our minds to hearing and understanding the urgency of the day we are living in to bear fruit for others, through the power and authority of the Holy Spirit which Christ has given to us to " go out and bear much fruit for a dark world all around us, so that the people might see how much Christ loves them and desires them to come to His loving eternal salvation through His Cross at Calvary. " For everything that I learned from my Father, I have made known to you!" John 15:15.
"This is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." Jesus call for us to step up to Him, in a relationship that is very intimate, even to the point of knowing Jesus so well that we know exactly what the Father expects of us in a moments time when life is so crucial for others.
A few years ago, I was in a coffee shop in Homer, Alaska, USA, doing my email when I heard the Lord speak to me about a man who had just come into the coffee shop. The Holy Spirit put on my heart to just watch this young man.
A total stranger to me, this young man walked in and sat down at a computer next to me. I said hi to him as he sat down, he nodded his head back. He was about 24 or 25. The young man then got up and went over to a young teenage girl working the cash register, who was the daughter of the owners of the coffee shop, and introduced himself. I couldn't help but hear his conversation as he was talking fairly loudly to the young lady. This guy began to flatter the young girl about how she was good looking and everything else he could think of under the sun. It was obvious he was trying to get some where with her, "making a pass at her," as we call it when a guy wants to get to know a totally strange gal. I was a a bit bothered, as the owners had just left their daughter by herself as they went to lunch.
Suddenly, I heard Jesus say to me," go over to the young man and ask him if he would step outside with you for a minute." I got up and went over to the fellow and asked him if I could talk with him privately out side. He said, "OK," he then got up and walked toward the door.
I followed him to just outside the door, when he spun around and aggressively said, "What do you want?" Suddenly, I felt a firm yet positive character of God. Then I heard Jesus tell me, " Ask him if he knows me."
I then turned and asked the young man, " Do you know Jesus?" He looked at me a little puzzled, shocked, eyes bugged out and suddenly he staggered back a step. His pose suddenly changed. He convulsed for a second, as though he were going to explode, and then suddenly burst out into alligator sized tears, crying like a little baby. I had no idea what had happened or how to react to what was going on. I then felt a prick in my own heart for this young man's pain and his emotional breakdown.
Here was a tall strong young man, suddenly, as helpless as a baby. I reached out to him to just hold him up at the shoulders and he flung his arms around me to be consoled. What could I do, so I held him as he felt he need at the moment.
I held the young man in my arms for a moment as he cried uncontrollably. As he calmed down, I asked him what his name was. He said, " ZOHAR." There was a park bench just behind me, so I asked him if he wanted to take a seat. Zohar took a seat where I sat down next to him and put one arm around his shoulder to comfort him as he was still whimpering.
Then Zohar, with better composure of himself, said to me, " You are the third person today to ask me if I knew Jesus." "Really," I said. Then I told him that I had just heard Jesus tell me as we stepped out the door to ask him, " Do you know Jesus?" Zohar was absolutely touched by the Lord Jesus Christ. Zohar said, " Please, can you tell me all about Jesus right now?"
I told Zohar what I sensed in my spirit that he was hungry to hear, about Jesus as God the Son, who was the only true messiah. I shared with Zohar that the most important thing right now, why he felt the way he did was because Jesus loved him and wanted him to give his life forever to Jesus so that Zohar could complete his journey in knowing who and why he was created.
After sharing a brief testimony of how Jesus had changed my life, I was able to lead Zohar to ask Jesus into his life and repent of his sinful life style. Zohar, with zeal and fervur, gladly gave His life to Christ that summer afternoon in Homer Alaska, 1999, to Jesus Christ, Lord and redeemer of the Universe.
Zohar then volunterily began to tell me all about his life story. In short, he was the son of a very prominent Hebrew mother, who lived in New York. She had never married, he said he had never known his father, so he was raised by his mother and their family in New York. He was a very educated young man, had attended private Hebrew schools all of his life and his family was very Jewish Orthodox in their traditional Jewish Orthodox life style.
Zohar, which is a very Hebrew name, said that he was taught at a very young age never to mention the name of Jesus, ever. He said that his uncles were responsible for teaching him the Orthodox Hebrew ways and beliefs, which started at a very young age. He was amazingly articulate when he spoke, talking about how he had had this desire to travel to Alaska as soon as he finished college to expand his knowledge on who he was. He said he felt a connection to Alaska for quite some time, so traveled there to fulfill this need.
Zohar and I met in Homer, Alaska. I was camping in a pop up tent trailer on the Homer Spit, a popular peninsula sticking out from the mainland where Homer is located at the end of the highway from Anchorage. It's called the "End of the Road" highway, or Sterling Highway ( highway 1.)
Zohar had flown into Anchorage from N.Y. and hitchhiked to Homer, about 170 mi. He had been sharing a campsite up in the woods with a Buddhist monk he had met when he first came to Homer. Zohar shared with me that after meeting this monk, he thought that was his destiny for wanting to come to Alaska. He said at first, this monk seemed to give him some of the answers he thought he must have come to Alaska to find himself. The monk seemed to have explanations for why things were as they were on planet earth and why he was who he was. He had spent about a week living in the same camp with this monk. He also shared with me that after the monk had shared his religious beliefs of having a relationship with a supreme being, he noticed the monk had a strong drinking and drug abuse life style that didn't go along with Zohar's idea of being godlike. He told me he was so uncomfortable with continuing to live in the same camp as this monk, that he asked me if he could stay with me for a few days. I said, "Of course you can come stay with me for a while."
I went up to Zohar's camp in the woods to help him pick up his belongings. I had a pick up, so when we arrived and saw that the monk was not there at the time, Zohar thought it would be best to just grab his stuff and throw it all in the back of my pickup and get away before the monk returned. He said he felt the monk had some dark powers he did not want to face. We did just that, grabbed his stuff and threw it in the back of my pickup and left.
Zohar and I spent the next couple of days reading the Bible, praying and going for walks on the beach. Zohar had a million questions about different things that as soon as he asked the question, I was amazed how the Holy Spirit gave me a scripture that helped explain to him the answers Jesus and the writers of the scriptures had for such questions, some off the wall. Examples were his questions about heaven and what we can expect in heaven. Zohar's most frequent questions were about Jesus, wouldn't you know it. He had this curiosity about Jesus for so long, since he was told never to mention Jesus name. Why was this mystery of Jesus so powerful in his mind, he could not get it out. We simply read the gospels together one right after the next.
There was a guest speaker at a church 70 miles away I wanted to go listen to before I met Zohar. I asked him if he wouldn't want to pull up camp and stay in Soldotna for a few days and attend the seminar. Zohar was excited to go and see what a real Christian church was like, with praying in tongues, laying on of hands and hearing prophesies from gifted Christ followers. The Church was Kalifonski Christian Center, a very active Christian evangelical church.
After we arrived and spent the first evening listening to praise and worship by some very talented Spirit filled musicians, then hearing an awesome speaker share the good news of Christ, Zohar was hooked on the Holy Spirit's drawing of him closer to the Lord Jesus. Zohar met other Christians nearer his age group and told me, " I believe I need to go to this church." I said," Praise the Lord Zohar, I believe you heard the Lord's calling for you. Zohar found a place to stay, he returned to get his stuff and I took him back to the church and we lost personal contact for about a year.
My wife Maryna and I went to Soldotna for a visit about a year later, where I ran into Zohar at the Kalifonski Church one Sunday and he told me all about how Jesus and he had grown together over the past year. Zohar had entered the local college and was taking courses and studying to be a youth minister in his church. His zeal for Jesus was like a fireball. I saw Zohar again about a year later. He told me that his family had shunned him from the family for becoming a Christian. I asked Zohar how he felt about being cast out of his family and he said, " I expected that, but I still pray for them and love them all the more."
Zohar is living proof there is a God who loves us and has an individual purpose for each and everyone of us. I am so encouraged to share his story and what Christ has done for Zohar. I'm constantly amazed at the power of our Great God and Father, the Love we have in Jesus Christ and the Word of God that proves His tremendous love for us and what He does for all us through Christ in us, our hope of glory. Amen!
11/16/2016 " If you Love Me, do what I command of you to do. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads you into all truth." John 14:15, 16, 17a. Now get this: " The world cannot receive Him, because it isn't looking for Him and doesn't recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and LATER WILL BE IN YOU." John 14:17b. This is an awesome promise of Christ that we need to hear right now in our lives from Christ to believe He is there to help us in time of need while we are in this world! We need Jesus' supernatural help and His authority, through the Holy Spirit living in us to live a victorious life each day. This help from the Holy Spirit comes from the throne room of our Heavenly Father, so we know we are never alone. As we mature in our life in Christ, we become more reliant upon our spiritual instincts from God the Holy Spirit living in us rather than our natural instincts that will betray us. God is "transforming our minds daily" to lead us in a Holy life that brings Him great glory! Romans 12:2.
So as we begin to live for Christ more and more each day, we find ourselves living more of a Christ centered life, asking the Lord Jesus Christ to "tell us" what He recommends us to do today, or to plan in our future to line up our life with His perfect will for us. This is the type of Loving relationship God desires of us to do His will each day of our lives. Then we find that being obedient to Christ's Love is a delight rather than not knowing what Jesus wants us to do each day for Him.
May the Joy of the Lord fill you to overflowing with His Joy today, to over flow on to those you meet today so they may experience the Joy of the Lord too, in Jesus name, amen.
Mark and Maryna
11/15/2016 " Do not love the world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you." 1 John 2:15. " Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world." James 4:7,8.
Jesus Christ warns us to " be not deceived " by the things of the world. Matthew 24:3. John tells us in his epistle to the church in 1 John 2:15, that "if we love the world and the things of the world, we do not have the Father's Love in us." These are hard words, but a very protective warning.
Deception will come from the prince of this world, which is satan, as Christ allows us to be tempted at every crossing we come to where we have a decision to make in which direction we should go on our journey through this world. In other words, satan knows his time is short now, so he is out to steal, kill and destroy as many as he can in as short of time as he can, through deceiving us from God's Holy and perfect will for us each day. John 10:10a. " But, Jesus is right there for us, the moment that we realize we need Him as the Holy Spirit in us leads us to pray, John 10:10b, " But I have come to bring you life, life abundantly. " That is why we Pray in all things beloved, " 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 18. Prayer is our life line to Jesus for immediate help, at any time! Jesus has abundant life for us always in contrast to satan's counterfeit alternatives which always lead us to deception and death.
As born again Christians, believers in the Way of Christ and followers of the Holy Spirit, God calls us to " be Holy as He is Holy." 1 Peter 1:16. We must be holy and "out there in the dark world" with the Holy Spirit in us if we are to make any difference in the darkened world today. " Satan was defeated by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony and, that we did not love our lives more, in completing Christ's mission for us in these last days, even if we die in the process of completing God's mission for us . Revelation 12:11
The only way we can be His, His children, is to be fully Holy through the Holy Spirit in us, committed to doing God's will in our lives, which we know what God's will is because we have the Holy Spirit of God LIVING in us. The Holy Spirit asks for us to submit to His leading and guiding our lives in the direction of God the Father's plans for us, controlling our desires in the spirit and leading us in the spirit where the Father wants us to be. This transformation of Holiness from the Holy Spirit living in our lives only comes when we are free from the love of the world and all the things of the world and are 100% submitted to living in God's will for our life.
Without the Holy Spirit active in our lives to lead us and for us to follow, we become stagnant and immoveable in the direction Our Father God has intended for us to move in. Many people are depending on God to help them today, in these last days. They are praying that God would send someone into their lives to help them. God is depending on using you. We must react immediately when God says to " GO ". God could send his angels to do the work, but His first choice is to send one of His children. One who can hear God's command clearly. A child of God who knows God's Word, hears the Holy Spirit say " GO" this way " NOW"and understands the risks, but trusts in God's will to do good and has the understanding of the AUTHORITY God has placed on us through the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us.
This is End Time Days power of the HOLY Spirit working in the world through God's children to bring in the crowds of people in the world to fill up the Kingdom of God in Heaven. Time is short beloved. We just need to take each day from here on our very serious. Our Lord Jesus Christ is counting on us to carry His Life, His Light to the lost who are living in a very dark world today.
May Our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you with His Grace and Love for others, to go out, and make a huge difference in a dark world that is in desperate need of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, Savior of the world, in Jesus name, amen!
11/14/2016 " They knew God, but they wouldn't worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused." Romans 1:21.
Before I became a true believer in Christ, I only thought I knew God. I went to church with my parents and family, I went to Sunday school and memorized what was expected of me, I prayed each night as I had been taught by my parents, but, the Truth was, I really did not know God as God. I had no clue what Holiness was. I simply knew only of what others had said of God being God.
I did know in my heart and had hoped that if there was a God, I hoped one day I would really get to know Him. I believed Moses knew God, saw the movie " The Ten Commandments." I hoped I would know God as Moses did. That was the extent of my relationship with God.
Just as Paul describes in Romans 1:21, " I knew about God, but I didn't know God." These are two very different realities.
I did not know God in any reality to worship Him nor give Him thanks. I had not experienced God's presence at all in my heart as I did when I asked Jesus Christ publically to be the Lord of my life. That was the truth.
Before I ever met Jesus, when I talked with Christians that I knew, they would say, " Do you know Christ?" I would say, " Of course I know Christ." The truth is, I really didn't know Christ as they knew Jesus Christ. I really didn't know the Most High God as He really is...I had no idea of what God/Most High Almighty God was, what Holiness was, what was hidden in the Word of God or in the reality of the Spirit because I was a slave to my own natural man and the lusts of my natural man. I didn't think there was anything wrong with the life style I was accustomed to. My reality of God, was in truth, dark. My reality before I "really met Christ" was simply my own imagination of what God could be, which was, as I remember, " God must be this ancient wise man with long white hair, a long beard and white robe living in a perfect palace in a place called heaven. After the movie, " Wizard of Oz," my concept of God changed to a figure much like Oz. When New Age was in it's infancy, God being basically a elemental being, invisible like the air we breathe, or the architect of the atom, living within the structure of the atom of which all things belong sounded more practical to me...but, this is not God. Although God is the architect of the atom, and all elements that make up our universe, God is much, much more than these two things.
So, with Romans 1:21 in mind, Paul is sharing what goes on in the minds of all unbelievers in Christ. They really have no concept or reality of LIGHT as to what and who God really is. And, if we do not know God, it is impossible to worship God in Spirit and Truth, and to be sincerely thankful to Him as He deserves, from a thankful heart.
What is amazing about God's word, and what Paul is teaching in Romans 1:21, is the amazing truth, that unless we are enlightened by Christ, by the Holy Spirit to really know God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, our concept and reality of God is very confusing. We are totally confused about who and what God really is, so we are like a double minded man who's mind is continually changing with every new doctrine and whim of god. We become gods of our own liking and follow others just as confused and blinded in a dark reality of nothingness as we are. Lord have mercy on the lost, as you had mercy on me.
There is always hope for salvation. Did you know that no one comes to God unless your Heavenly Father, the Lord Most High God draw them? The fact that we are drawn to even desire to know God, is the fact that God's hand is on his chosen, that they might come to know Him!
Jesus, who is God the Son, tells us this in the gospel of John, chapter 15 and verse 16, " You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you, so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. " Thank you Jesus!
If you do not know Jesus as you believe you need to, that's awesome that you have come to this Truth, conclusion. This shows that God the Father has put the desire for you to know Jesus. Your acknowledgment of Jesus as your Lord and savior is a simple, yet difficult process. Simple in that all you need to do is ask Jesus to come into your life, give Jesus permission to be the Lord and ruler of your will, your life for the rest of your life. The difficult part is to say "good bye" forever to your old soulish life, your carnal life, natural life of sin and darkness.
Why is it so hard to say "Good Bye" to your old life? We don't realize just how powerful the ties to our natural life are until we say "yes" to Jesus, and no to sin and darkness. Before, in our soulish life before Christ as Lord, we were slaves to sin, to the prince of this world and the principalities and powers that governed our lives in a godless life. As soon as you say yes to Jesus, the devil gets involved, because he does not want to loose your soul. Your life will take on a completely different meaning with Christ. You will see, experience a difference in your life with Christ. You become born again. All things become NEW to you and the former things all begin to vanish away. Praise God! You begin to experience this verse, " I was lost, but now I am found!" Luke 15:32.
Peace and Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be forever with you.
11/13/2016 " God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. " 1 Corinthians 1:30a
Have you ever heard this comment either come out of your own mouth or some one you know, " God, if only you will do this one thing for me, I will do anything you ask of me, anything. Just do this for me."
If we have not made this prayer to the Lord before, then maybe we thought it? I don't know about you, but I can remember several times that I honestly, sincerely, prayed this prayer.
Lord, have mercy on me for being so prideful, sinful in my ignorance of who you really are. My life with Christ was very shallow at the time, but, I still prayed this prayer. And, Jesus continued to be very patient with me in His unconditional Love for me, as my prayer was more like the prayer of a child.
Let me share the rest of 1 Corinthians 1:30, " God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit, God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the ONE ( AND ONLY ) who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and He gave Himself to purchase our freedom. As the scriptures say, " The person who wishes to boast should boast only of what the Lord has done."
What more can be said of our Lord Jesus Christ beloved? Christ has loved us with an everlasting Love. He is my ALL AND ALL, praise His Holy name. How about you? If you are not sure, that's OK. You are on the right track just being here at this site. I believe your obedience to the Lord thus far in your life will continue to take you to the throne room of God's pure and Holy Love in your life. Check out Oswalt Chambers devotional reading for today, if you have not already done so. You can always find it at the top of our web page when you first come in. Todays reading is RIGHT ON! Jesus is our All and All.
On another thought today, God has put on my heart to pray for peace around the world right now. We are in perilous times like never before, beloved of Christ. The common network news media has said very little if at all about what is going on in the mid east. I hope you know about the seriousness of conditions between Russia, mid eastern Muslim nations such as Iran, Syria and Sadia Arabia, China, the United States, Great Britain and Israel, but they along with UN soldiers from all over the world are hovering in the middle east right now, all sitting on a powder keg about to explode in an all out war. On the internet, the alternative independent news networks have been covering non stop the developments there with great interest.
Most people in the USA and the Western world have had their focus on social things, the election and rumors that the US media has been busy making news to distract most people from what is reality, what important things are really going on in the world and what is not.
The world is at the "brink," of declaring world war III. Military forces are gathered next to each other off the coasts of Iran, Egypt and Syria expecting an all out war to break out. We should be very concerned about this right now! Our prayers should be for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. And, that people all over the world who do not know Jesus today, in the same miraculous way that Jesus shook our world at one time and revealed to us our need for Jesus in our lives as Jesus Christ saved us from eternal damnation, would do the same today for those who do not know Him. And I also think about those in my own blood family who have rejected Christ for their own passions and prideful living, who haven't given our Lord and Savior the time of day, of which He so richly desires to spend with them. Oh, that they would come to know you Jesus, before it's too late, in JESUS NAME, amen.
In the mean time, I hope that you have made some EXTRA preparations for your selves and your family in the way of provisions for when things get really tough and the stores are all closed and no one will have the option to go to the stores to buy goods. That day will surely be here soon, so be prepared. That is not a warning to scare you, it's a reality announcement to help you be somewhat prepared for the unknown for tomorrow. We all will wish we had started to prepare sooner for what is coming. Do what you can today to stock up on extra canned, frozen and long term shelf life food, water, medical supplies. Extra Blankets, warm clothing and good hygiene things like dish soap, laundry soap, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, aspirin, other over the counter products ( cough medicine, allergy medications) oh, and deodorant. There are many more things you will need, more than I can list here. Please go to our listings of things needed on theTIME IS SHORTpage here.
I hope that you too, are being obedient to Jesus calling for you to pray for those that you know; family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, your nation's leaders and the people of your nation to come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as their savior and Lord. There is no other in all the universe who can save our souls, other than Jesus Christ, Son of God, savior of the World. John 3:16.
May the Peace and Joy of Our Lord Jesus fill your hearts with His Love, in Jesus name, amen.
11/12/2016 " 3) For that day ( the Second Coming of Christ ) will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the one who brings destruction. " 2nd Thessalonians 2:3., and... " 6) And you know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time ( designed in God's time) comes. 7) For his ( Satan's) lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back ( Jesus) steps out of the way. 8) Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming."
I have interjected a few explanatory words in parenthesis into these verses, not to change the meaning of what Paul was telling the people of Thessalonica, but to open up what he was talking about.
About 17 years ago, I was in bible school at Alaska Bible Institute in Homer, Alaska when God opened a whole new understanding of what Paul was talking about to the Church in Thessalonica. (We had some great bible scholars at ABI, that I am very grateful Our Lord placed there.) I feel led to pass on the revelation of what Paul was talking about in this letter to the Church then and today.
To better fully understand this revelation of what is happening in God's timing today in the church revealed by Paul, you need to understand what was going on in the church back in Paul's day. The church back then, through some of the new Christian teachers, ( it's usually not a good idea for new Christians to teach or lead in bible theology for obvious reasons) were saying that Jesus had ALREADY come a second time, and they had been left behind. ( See 2 Thessalonians 2:1 through 3.) Paul heard about the heresies and came to the rescue of the Christian church there to correct and clarify the "false teaching" the church was under. Paul went even further, as the Holy Spirit gave him inspiration, to teach the church exactly what had to take place before Jesus came the second time, and more importantly, WHY.
God has always had a time table for the world and all of His creation. You and I and all the wise men in the world lumped together could never figure out why God the Father Almighty and Jesus planned time the way they have for the world, but there is a heavenly reason that only God knows.
Paul is simply saying that Jesus will not come until further in the future, when the world comes to know God in it's maturity of God's time table, and after the world comes to know God, there will be a great rebellion, falling away from God, by choice of the people to reject God for unrighteousness.
Jesus talked about that timing as " it will be as in the days of Noah." In order for a GREAT REBELLION against God, the people must KNOW who God is FIRST. Does that make sense? The people in the world will have a great rival, come to know God Almighty through Jesus Christ, then, when Jesus steps out of the way and allows the lawless one to step in, people will choose to follow and worship the lawless one because he will offer great power and hope to them from their sorrows and tribulations, peace, peace... to resume to enjoying unrighteousness and pleasure and immoral living with no repentance. To reject the Truth, which is Jesus Christ Himself and the power of His resurrection. " Those of us who desperately cling to Jesus, to the only Truth during these perilous times to the end, will be saved," as Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:13. Amen!
Beloved, our time of great sorrows is about to end. Our time of deep heartfelt sorrow, that feeling deep down in our spirit and soul where the Holy Spirit dwells, where we cry out in the spirit to God, where we moan within in unheard groanings in the spirit, " Come Lord Jesus , Come." America is about to experience judgment and great tribulation like never before. The world is about to experience judgment and tribulation like never before and no one can escape it.
This prophesy is about to be fulfilled beloved, " that at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, AMEN! Philippians 2:10, 11.
11/11/2016 " As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. The people didn't realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes." Matthew 24: 37, 38, 39.
Concerning Donald Trump: " Therefore, my advice is, leave these men alone. Let them go. If they are planning and doing these things merely on their own, it will soon be overthrown. But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God! " Acts 5:38, 39.
Today, we see this prophesy of Jesus being fulfilled. We are living in a time which is mirror to the days of Noah. November 11, 2016. Yesterday we talked about the lawlessness that is abounding all over the world, especially in the Western world, and especially in the United States of America. Don't get me wrong, I love my country, but it has been compromised by an anti-Christ spirit to the core of so many. If it were only in the United States of America, I would say, " Too bad for America!" But this lawlessness is all over the face of the earth.
So what makes today any different than any other time in history? Part of the answer is...look at what you are doing right now. You are sitting, I assume, reading on a computer what a total stranger has just written possibly thousands of miles away from you about something that you yourself probably have ask yourself before. " What makes these days any different than the days past in history that we could be near the end time days?" Our modern technology? The fact that Israel became a nation again in 1948? The fact that the known world did not become completely inhabited until this past century? Satellite TV? Cellphones? Where does it all end...look at what recently occurred in Jerusalem, October 2nd, 2016. The city was covered by a cloud in the shape of a huge ring with a massive cloud in the middle and a blaring sound of trumpets coming from the cloud that the whole city of Jerusalem heard. You think their lives were changed on that day? check out the clip on here on YouTube link.
I believe that the reason that God chose this generation to be the time of the Lord Jesus return has to do with all of these reasons I just listed and many, many more. The Prophesies that have been fulfilled in this generation are so numerous to mention in this daily journal.
All I know is what my relationship with Jesus Christ tells me...Now Is The Time. Ever since I was a young child, the Lord Jesus has shown me that the times we are in are in the shadow of the very last days. As a child in the late 50's, all I heard about was wars and rumors of wars...also a sign of the last days. Being born and raised in the United States of America, my parents were not rich. We had very little money. We were fortunate that my father had the foresight to move out of a city to the country during good times when he could afford to buy a small farm. But we seemed to only have just enough to live comfortably, being content with only what we had. I cherish those days now and I am so thankful God chose me to be born in a time such as this.
So what changed my life to make me feel that the end was near? I have thought about this much over the past sixty years of my life of 65 years. It was not any one thing beloved, but so many things that God has done in my life and so many other's lives that I have known over the years.
God has shown me through His Word, the bible, and the Holy Spirit living inside of me how much He loves me and others in the world. God the Father and God the Son, Jesus, have been so gracious to me, even when I did not deserve Their graciousness and kindness. I only thought about God when I would get in trouble or need something from what I hoped was God. Let me share a scripture that clearly states how I felt at the time, " They knew God, but they wouldn't worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. ( that was me..) And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused." Romans 1:21.
Beloved, all I can tell you right now, Romans 1:21 was me. Then God revealed to me who He really was at a time I was not even seeking Him. I realized at that time, by His own hand on me, just how real God really is through the touch of Jesus Christ. He simply touched my heart with the prick of, the penetration into my hardened heart of His tremendous love for me. I was never the same again. That was in 1970. Over the years, Jesus has shown me MANY things. One, He was coming soon and two, He, Jesus, has stepped out of the way for a time and allowed satan to have his way on the earth. Satan is the spirit of lawlessness we see running ramped on the whole earth. People, the majority of the world's population are slaves to his unrighteousness, just as I was before I came to know Jesus Christ. Satan is the author of the anti-Christ spirit that rules in so many of the lost hearts of the youth in our suffering world today who are seeking only their own pleasures as long as they will last at the cost of their own souls. They do not know the Spirit of God's Love, because they have rejected His love and anything that comes from Jesus Christ because of the many evil spirits that they have given control of their lives too. 2 Thessalonians 2 chapter. READ IT. I'm not making this up. This unrighteousness is an epidemic in the world today, and that is " bigly" why we are in the last days beloved. Get into the Word of God, read every chance you can. Get into a bible study and allow yourself to grown in your spirit with Christ through the Holy Spirit in you. The Holy Spirit will transform you and change you just the way God wants you to grow. Don't worry about anything. Let God be the one in charge of making you Holy as He is Holy. Amen! He will give you the hunger for the truth in these last days and show you things you would have never dreamed before.
Read some of the latest posts in this journal soon beloved. We are living in a very critical time in God's last days, end of times time table. There really is not much time left. People you know and care about will go to hell if you do not reach out to them today, and share the Good News of Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. They may have not listened to you before, but the time is ripe for their harvest now. Listen to the Holy Spirit in you telling you, " Today is the day, if you hear my voice, harden not your hearts." Now is the time...Now is the time to worship the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. Praise the Lord, Oh my soul, praise the Lord.
The Peace of Christ be with you and in you!
11/10/2016 " And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold." Matthew 24:12.
Dearly Beloved. I don't know how better to put things today, what my Holy Spirit in me is saying, other than to say be sober, alert, for the devil is lurking about to devour those who are not sober in their minds in God's word, alert to the schemes of the devil to deceived those who are trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ today.
America is far from being out of the woods from trouble. I have said this many times before, a majority of Americans have thrived on lawlessness. People in leadership in high places in the US government who are corrupt to the core of "their being." The influence of this corruption, this darkness has been transfused into the majority of young people's minds through early childhood by elementary school teaching, through college manipulation of the same corrupt ideology, which is to think politically correct, to have the blinded faith in what is "wrong is REALLY right."
Why is this? Where did we as a nation go wrong and when?
It has been a long time in the works. But...the Word of God has always been there for us to see what the Lord had to say about what was going to happen in the Last Days! There in the Word of God is the Light of Truth that will enlighten even the simpleton to the wisest of men of what is going to happen in the last days before Jesus comes again, the Second Coming.
Even before the victory speeches were made Tuesday night by Donald Trump and Mike Pence, even before election day, I felt a real heaviness on my heart that even if Donald Trump won office of the President, we were going to have rioting in the cities. The spirit of lawlessness is the power behind all these people who are protesting and rioting. They will not give in. There is a battle in the heavenlies that the world has never seen the likes of. Unless those who are close to Jesus intercede on behalf of God's will in Heaven for what is about to take place on the earth, no one would survive the holocaust about to take place not only in America, but all over the world.
We are about to see the WRATH of God poured out on the face of the earth just as God's prophets said that He would. Read in Daniel and in Revelation for starters, EXACTLY what God is going to do soon and very soon, and pray that your family will desperately turn to Jesus for their eternal salvation and safety now, as though the last train is already pulling away from the terminal, but they could still catch it if they are that desperate enough to sprint for the Kingdom of God. The hour of the anti-Christ is already upon us beloved. It's time to hunker down, if you have not already done it. Take time to really pray right now about what I am telling you that I am hearing the Holy Spirit telling us in Alaska, far from any city or protests or riots. We are very safe compared to many of the populated areas of the Lower 48 states. Pray with all your heart for discernment and then wait on the Lord for His peace and word for you.
I recommend that if you live in or nearby a city in the US, you go and buy as much food and water as you can afford. Buy food that will store, canned first, dry beans, brown rice/some white, white doesn't last as long. Water will be very important to stay alive, believe me. Please do this as soon as possible. Plan to do it now, make whatever arrangements for funds and buy as much as you can get your hands on. Read our Time is Short page for a complete list of things you should have for survival in times of trouble.
We are on the "Eve of Destruction." The Lord be with us, may His mercy be with us and His angelic protection and peace and Holy Spirit keep us, in Jesus name.
11/09/2016 " You didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name." John 15:16.
WOW! I hope you see what I see in this verse! Please let me explain. You and I did not choose to know Jesus...Jesus chose you and I to know Him. Yes. That had always been Jesus plan. Before you were created in your Mother's womb, Christ knew you. The moment you were conceived, Christ knew you and watched you being formed. Jesus had/has great pleasure in watching you being formed in your mother's womb. ( Psalm 139 ) Read this beautiful Psalm scripture beloved and see for yourself just how much God and Jesus Love you.
Last night, Maryna and I watched a huge miracle being birthed. We were listening to the news as it unfolded with the revelation that Donald Trump was unanimously elected the 45 president of the United States. Praise the LORD! God's will has been done once again on the earth as it was planned in Heaven. Praise God!
God's children's work has just begun here on earth. We have our work cut out in intercessory prayer for Donald Trump, his family, Mike Pence and his family. Prayers for God's nation of the United States are needed now more than ever. Prayers for the whole world. It's great to see that God has put a man into the office of president of the United States of America that will lead the country of America back to the fullness as God's children in relationship with Him through Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit. We most certainly have our work cut out for us now. Thank you Jesus for preparing all of us for this great time in history of drawing closer to you like never before. Praise your Holy name forever Lord Jesus. Holy, holy, Holy!
On another note, Maryna just gave me something to share. There was a strange round circular ring Cloud over Jerusalem a month ago, with the sound of trumpets coming from it that was heard over the city of Jerusalem. It was posted on YouTube on October 2 for the first time, when it first occurred. A number of people also photographed the ring cloud and trumpet sounds that appear to be identical in sound, but not the same recorded sound, or duplicated sound.
I've included a link if you are interested in viewing it. I am normally a skeptic about these things. Last summer, however, I was in our back yard all alone one evening when I heard a similar trumpet sound coming from the sky. ( The sound in the sky was identical to the sound of the trumpet sound over Jerusalem. ) I looked up in the direction of the sound of the trumpets and there was also a strange cloud formation, but unlike the circle in Jerusalem, from where the sound here seemed to be coming from. I ran into our house and told Maryna to come out quickly and listen. She also heard it and we were very perplexed over it all. We soon forgot about it. So, we were quite surprised, both of us, when Maryna ran across this videosomeone had sent to her in an email.
Just to let you know, there have been a number of people come out and say this particular video of the cloud and trumpets over Jerusalem on YouTube was a hoax, done with video enhancement technology. That doesn't surprise me. Seems people are quick to explain away anything they don't understand. How do you explain what a number people in different locations at the same time in Jerusalem say they heard and saw in Jerusalem that day? You pray about it and decide what you think about it.
There were also a few scientific speculations suggested why this strange phenomenon happened, but stated they were just scientific speculations. You listen to it and decide. Maryna and I believe it is real and a " sign in the heavens " that Jesus mentioned, that there would be many signs in the heavens occurring during the end times. Luke 21:25, 26. " There will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken." Luke 21:25, 26.
11/08/2016 " All things work together for good...for those who Love God and live according to His plans." Romans 8:28. " We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." Romans 8:26.
When we pray to God, we often "think" we know what we should pray. Our prayers are logical, common sense and often thought through before praying. For this, God often times honors our efforts with a comforting peace in our hearts that we have done the right thing. However, " There is a way that seems right that leads to death." Proverbs 14:12.
The truth is, " We do not know what we should pray as we ought," ( Romans 8:26 ) for our thoughts are not God's thoughts and His ways are not our ways, for just as the heavens are high above the earth, so are God's ways from our ways." Isaiah 55:9.
Even if we thought we were praying as God would have us pray, our thoughts fall way short of God's ways and prayers for us in the Spirit. The difference between good prayers and the best prayers is as great as the heavens are above the earth. How can we council the wisdom of the Lord? How can we even suggest that God do what we ask? Well, there is a way...
By our faith in the Holy Spirit to pray according to God's will in what ever the need maybe. In these end time days, we must always pray in the Spirit beloved. The enemy, the devil, is way too clever for us to even consider combating on our own. " Lord, send your angels to surround us, to protect us from evil and ' lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory now and forever, ' in Jesus name, AMEN!
Today is a day in America, where America's future lays in the balance of God's will for her. America is a Prodigal Son, who turned it's back on God and left the safety of the Most High God's shadow to journey out on it's own into a world of darkness and the unknown. America began to choose wrong over right, to manipulate God's word to mean something entirely different that what the Holy Spirit would have us to know. America became miss-aligned by corrupt people in high places with their own world agenda. The corrupt people begat other corrupt people, mainly with the reward of bribes and money to follow their dark paths. In time, decades, these corrupt people took control of an entire nation and lead the nation astray.
Today in America, November 8th, the people of America will choose whom they want to follow. They are given the choice, as our Loving Father always allows us to do, to choose between what sounds logical, what sounds good, or to choose by faith, by listening to the Holy Spirit of God, to choose as God would ask us to choose. God's ways are not our ways, but if we pray and thank God for being all knowing and all merciful, if we praise God for His perfect will, we can know that the outcome of today is according to God's will.
Now, we can and should pray against the plans of the devil to destroy America, to pray that any weapon formed against God's perfect will be destroyed by God's angels. We can pray against any curse that the enemy has against the perfect will of God to bring an evil ruler into control over the nation of America. We can put our faith in the Holy Spirit to pray for us, to interceed for us in ways we do not see...Amen to the Holy Spirit's prayers for us, for our nation.
So what more can we do? We can interceed for the others who have chosen to follow an ungodly path, we should pray for them, " Lord have mercy on the people of America who do not know you or your ways. Touch their hearts and bring them into sorrow for their many sins to repent and come to know you and your great Love for them. Use us to bring you Glory where you have already set yourself up as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, in Jesus name, amen."
Beloved, we are at a pivital point in History. We know we are in the end times, in God's own time table before the great tribulation and then the 2nd coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We know that your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven and we praise you for your perfect will Heavenly Father. Help us to submit to you, no matter what the outcome. Help us to continue to trust you however things turn out today. We put our trust in you to defeat the enemy again Lord Jesus and the plans and schemes of the devil to deceive the American people with lies and darkness of secrecy of the plans of the enemy. Destroy the darkness by the brightness of your Light, in Jesus name, amen. We Love you Lord!
11/07/2016 " All things work together for good...for those who love God and live according to His plans/will." Romans 8:28.
Many of us have heard this verse before and for some great, mysterious reason, this verse is very comforting. When Paul wrote this letter to the Romans, it was during a time of great persecution by the Romans. The power of Rome was against Christianity. The Roman government was set on genocide of any and all Christians, yet the Church of Jesus Christ grew stronger and stronger. The power of the Holy Spirit grew even more among the believers as they were tested through suffering and persecutions, "though evil abounded, grace abounded all the more." Romans 6:1.
Christians were thrown to lions in huge stadiums back during the early church to see if their God would save them for the enjoyment of the Roman leaders and people, just for sport, much like watching todays football. Christians were crucified along the roadways as an example of what would happen to other Christians if they too continued in their faith and were caught. Imprisonment of Christians was even more cruel, a slow death of suffering and starvation for sure. The Apostle Paul knew all too well about what imprisonment in Roman prisons was all about, yet his most powerful letters to the church were written while he was in the Roman prisons.
So Paul and the early Christians knew about trusting God in all their circumstances. The early Christians realized just how powerful the Holy Spirit was in their lives when they were stripped of all worldliness. " That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10. " For I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:19 and 20.
In these end time days, there is a great revival coming. A great out pouring of the Holy Spirit like never before in the history of mankind. That is what the prophets said; Amos, Joel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Ezekiel and so many others in the Old Testament books of the prophets. Jesus said the same. Jesus said, we will have trials and tribulations like never before, but He will be with us! In Matthew 24 of the New Testament, Jesus talks extensively about how we will suffer in the last days, how we will be persecuted even to death for our loyalty to Jesus Christ.
Beloved, why would the last days bring on such suffering and persecution of Christians if there was not a purpose in it's testing? When life is easy and everything is smooth and easy, what happens to our faith? Doesn't our fail begin to weaken when life is without care?
Jesus is coming soon! You have been chosen for a time such as this. The Lord is with you! Taste and see that the Lord is Good beloved. Our Lord and His Kingdom are not of this world and neither are you. God is preparing us for the Kingdom of God! Eternal life with Jesus, our Lord and lover of our souls, Oh to know the Lord beloved. To know the sweet aroma of His precious Love for us.
Jesus is not slow in coming. Hang in there. Keep our eyes upon Jesus, you will hear His voice calling out to you, just as we talked about yesterday. Pray for those around you as they suffer. Let Christ be a light through you to those in a dark and dreary world. BE ALIVE with the Holy Spirit! Help wherever you can. Do good to all, in the Joy of the Lord as your strength.
Love God in your life as always number one priority, Love people number two and use things lastly. Don't ever get any of the three out of order. Remember Jesus in all we do and pray in all things. Do everything as unto God, He is your Lord, not people. "Pray in the Spirit in all occasions with all kinds of prayers." Ephesians 6:16, 17, 18. That is what Paul said for us to do when things get really hard on us.
Lastly, please pray for the Lord's hand to be on America in the next few days. A real test of fire is coming to the Christians in the USA. We will be tested in just how obedient we are to Christ...Love your enemies, pray for them and give your will to the Father for the outcome of " All things" that work together for Good for those who Love God!
May the Peace and Joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, in Jesus name, amen.
11/06/2016 " I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me...They will listen to my voice." John 10:14, 15. " The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to His voice. He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them, and His sheep they follow Him because they know His voice. " John 10:3,4.
In these end time days, the last days, you must be able to hear Jesus voice to follow Him. Any one who tells you that you don't have to hear God's voice, or says if you think you hear God talking to you, you have gone crazy, has fallen off the turn up wagon themselves.
The book of John states clearly that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are His sheep. If Jesus says " My Sheep follow Me because they know His voice," ( John 10:4) then it would seem very important that we can distinguish Jesus voice clearly from the other voices we hear each day and night in our heads/lives. I see this AS VERY IMPORTANT IN THESE END TIME DAYS in order just to follow Jesus through the maze of life we encounter each day.
Jesus wants us to hear His voice, especially in these end time days when many voices are out there to distract or deceived us as Christians. To know good from evil is to know the voice of Christ. To have compassion on others is when you hear the voice of Jesus.
What other voices will you hear that are like Jesus? What other voices are out there that could be trying to endanger your own salvation? Are we vulnerable to hearing Lucifer the devil's voice? How about the voice of the world? Doesn't the world just shout out to us in so many ways?
Really, we are naturally listening to voices constantly. We listen to the news media. We listen to music where ever we go, each piece with many different messages hidden in each song.
We listen to our friends, we listen to our fears. We listen to our bodies. We were created to listen.
Jesus knows this about us, He created us just the way we are. ( Colossians 1) Jesus Christ knows His sheep and they know Him by His voice. The only thing that keeps a Christian from hearing Jesus voice is if there is un-repented sin in a Christian's heart, separating them from Christ. A sin in which a Christian is enjoying that sin or at the least not giving it up in confession of the sin, asking the Holy Spirit to take the sin from us, covering us with the blood of Jesus' Cross. We should hear Jesus speaking to us all the time if we have any "intimate relationship" with Jesus. In an intimate relationship, communication is paramount...we all know that, or at least we should.
So you might say, " but I don't know how to hear the voice of God?" " How can I hear God's voice?"
There is only one way. We all need to seek God with a sincere heart. Hebrews 10:22 says, "Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting Him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water." Beloved, if you seek to hear God's voice, you are doing the right thing. Be sincere about your relationship with God, with Jesus. If you have any sin in your life you have not sincerely wanted to let go of, there is nothing I or anyone else can do to help you. But there is Jesus that you can go to who can help you. Jesus died for all our sins and the sins of the whole world so that we can experience everlasting life with God forever. That everlasting life can begin today if you choose to repent of your sin of choice. Ask Jesus to tell you what sin is keeping you from hearing His voice. If you hear His voice, harden not your heart! Listen and He will tell you great and mighty things! Jesus is telling you to " Come," become active with Me! Join Me and receive Eternal Life. But come, come prepared to pay a price...your own life for mine. If you give up your life, I will fill your life with real life that comes from the Father, My Father. And we will come to be with you, even in you beloved. ( From John 14 and 15 in the Holy Bible, New Testament. )
This is a promise from your Loving Father, to have an intimate relationship with you. Now go for it.
let me know about how things have turned out. Bless you. email me, at email@example.com.
11/05/2016 " Be not deceived." Matthew 24:4, Mark 13, Luke 21, 2 Thessalonians 2, and many more.
Watch this David Wilkerson videoprophesy from 1973. His prophesy is coming true today almost to the T.
Why would Jesus warn us so many times in the last days to, "Be not deceived?" Time and time again we see in scriptures a warning in the last days to, " Be not deceived." The reason is the " world" has evolved from a law abiding world to a lawless world, full of compromise of the truth, birth of lie after lie. The days are dark, corruption is everywhere, not just in the United States of America but all over the world.
UPDATED SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016
Keep your eyes on Jerusalem beloved! Keep your eyes on Jesus! The power of darkness is cunning and deceptive. There is nothing worse than to find nearly everyone and everything living to lie, con, and deceive others to manipulate, take advantage of others freedoms! But that is what the WORLD HAS BECOME today. In the last days, the world will become a perilous place to be for all! ( 2 Timothy 3:1) That should not be a surprise. Very few places on the earth are not experiencing the vile corruption of darkness all around us. Pay to Play has become a common saying today. In the spirit realm, it is the same. Unless we are taking our spiritual life in Christ very serious , living our loyalty to Jesus as considered number one more than any one or any thing else, we are only fooling ourselves as Christians, we are really not a Christian.
When Jesus warns us that if the days were not shortened... even the elect would not survive, we need to seriously know, right NOW, there is something very seriously wrong with the living conditions on earth of these last days. Unless we have this serious relationship with Jesus Christ, which He demands of our love more than anything or any one else, even our own self ( Matthew 10:37, 38.), He can not have any thing to do with us! Either Jesus Christ is the Lord of our lives, Lord over us completely, or we have separated ourselves from God, from His love and protection for a life of rebellion and lawlessness, which leads us to destruction and damnation in hell forever. That's the truth beloved. We were created for such a time as this where our Most High God wants our all, or nothing. We are either IN or OUT. There is no time to waste any longer. We are in the last hour before all things come to an end in the era we are presently in.
We are approaching a very perilous time beloved, when the peace of the world around us will be compromised with manipulation, false messiahs, anti-christs all around us who only want to destroy the children of God for ever. There will be no exceptions, even in the Christian Church. We must all be true followers of Christ, or we are no follower at all. We can say we are a follower of Christ, but if in our hearts we really are not, there will be no supernatural fruits of God's Holy Spirit in us, we will be none other than a liar, and, no one will be fooled. GET RIGHT BEFORE THE LORD RIGHT NOW, BELOVED. GET DOWN ON YOUR FACE AND DECLARE YOUR NEED FOR FORGIVENESS AND THE PEACE OF CHRIST WILL COME UPON YOU LIKE NEVER BEFORE. Wait on the Lord for your next instructions before proceeding on in your mission with Christ. Get into the Word every chance you have. Make time when there is no time to pray, fellowship with others, read your bible. The Lord is looking for such followers as these.
I am finding that unless we are praying without ceasing today, it is so easy to be distracted by the concerns of this world, the power of the lusts in this world today, the lusts of self, power, pride and pleasure. You can not go anywhere and not be effected by corruption all around you, even in your own church. The bible says that in these last days, you will be deceived even by those in your own household/family. Get serious people ! In these days, if you are not praying in the Spirit, praying for the Holy Spirit's direction and decernment in all you do, the enemy will be looking to trip you up the moment you're not praying. That is a guarantee from the Word of God. " Be on your guard." " For the devil is prowling about, seeking whom he may devour, like a Roaring lion. 1 Peter 5:8. Do not forget this warning of our Loving Father and Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit's inspiration to us from Peter beloved. This is a stern warning! If you know anything about a roaring lion, you must really know what this means.
A VISIT TO ETOSHIA PAN WILDLIFE GAME PARK, NAMIBIA
In a visit to Namibia South Africa in 2005, Maryna and I stayed in a wildlife park in Namibia called Etoshia Pan. We camped in a secure camp ground for three days where we were surrounded by all kinds of wildlife. Giraffe, elephants, rinos, all kinds of herbivors, zebra and LIONS! We slept in a protected campground with a ten foot high thick wire fence that no animals could break through, not even the elephants. At night, the lions would walk the fence line looking for a spot they could possibly break through the fence, all night long! They would occasionally ROAR ! The sound of their roar would vibrate the ground. Me not being use to this, the roar and vibration of the air and ground from the lion roar would instantly awaken me in a frightful fear. So, Peter must have known the ferociousness of the Lion roar. There is no other sound like it that I know of.
Peace of Christ be with you.
11/03/2016 " I have prepared you, even though you have not known me " Isaiah 45:5.
This is one of the most important prophesy's spoken out recently for the world. What happens in the United States in the next few days WILL EFFECT the entire world.
I have heard prophesies from many people around the world recently, saying that the election for president of the United States is extremely important. We don't need anyone to tell us who is for a good outcome and who will be bad for the next president of the United States of America. The fruits of each of the two are wide open for all to see. One will bring evil changes worse than present evil control over the government and one will bring positive changes that will not only bless the Lord, but bring favor back to America where she can begin to turn back to the Lord for help, and once God restores her, America can again, begin to help the world with it's healing once again, as it has in the past through it's many charitable acts of kindness to those in need through out the world.
For the end time days, God has appointed Donald Trump to lead America back to the roots of Christianity, lead by the Holy Spirit rather than evil spirits, for which this great nation, under God, was founded by it's forefathers who pursued freedom through many dangers and turmoil, wars even where thousands lost their lives for their faith in Jesus Christ to lead the USA.
Today, God has raised up a Cyrus leader for America. Donald Trump is this leader for America. Why do I know? Because Donald Trump, while he is not a religious man, he has wisdom that is not common to man. Donald Trump does have an anointing upon him that you don't normally see in leaders, especially carrier politicians. I have to say, throughout the past year, I was skeptical of Donald Trump, whether he would make a good president of one of the most powerful countries in the world. I have seen how Donald Trump has overcome some very heavy obstacles against him this past year which anyone else without the Lord's hand upon them would crumble and fail. He has shown that he has tenacity and inner strength that most men do not have, to pursued success not only for his family, but for the thousands of people who work for him.
It is plain to see Donald Trump has made many mistakes in his life, but WHO HASN'T. Donald Trump has publically confessed his repentance for his wreckless sinful behavior in the past, so we should all agree with him and move on, as the Lord would have us to. Only satan would want us to dwell on some one's past and hold that against him or her.
We have seen many changes in Donald Trump, and those changes I believe are God's touch, from God's hand on Donald Trumps life. Maryna and I would encourage all of us to pray with every opportunity between now and November 8th for God's anointed, Donald Trump, for protection and for humility as the Lord will part the sea for Mr. Trump to overcome obstacles that no man could over come without the anointing of God upon him. Pray beloved, that the Holy Spirit would show you how to pray individually for Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. Yes, we must love Hilary Clinton and pray for her also. She and her family have gotten themselves into quite a mess of their lives. They will need the Lord's love and mercy, the same as all of us, to get through the days coming to them. Our God is a just God, and " what so ever a man sow, that shall he reap." Galatians 6:7.
The World I hope, will unite during this very important time in praying the Lord's prayer, together for Our Father God's intentions for the United States of America from now through November 8th and beyond, as long as the Lord would have us all pray for the USA.
It's not going to be easy for America to begin to rebuild America according to God's will with so many things the enemy has done to damage and try to destroy God's foundation of America and America's relationship with the Most High God and Jesus Christ whom God has sent to help her. Our work to honor God has only just begun. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever! Grace and mercy of Christ be forever with you!
11/01/2016 " Jesus said, Be not deceived in the last days! " Matthew 24:4. AND, " 1) This is what the LORD says to Cyrus, His anointed one, whose right hand He will empower... 4) And why have I called you for this work? It is for the sake of Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one. I called you by name when you did not know me. 5) I AM the LORD, there is no other God. I have prepared you, even though you do not know me, 6) so ALL the world from east to west will know there is no other God. I AM the LORD, and there is no other." Isaiah 45:1-6.
WOW! This prophesy is ringing loud and clear in the USA, and a long time coming. This Isaiah 45 prophesy is coming up ( by many modern day prophets all over the world ) right now, in Jerusalem too, in what Tora Rabbis, bible experts call "bible codes" that are revealed in the original Hebrew and Arabic translations for future prophesies ( I don't get all this, but their prophetic message I do get) that in Isaiah 45, is hidden a prophesy that the 45 president of the United States is a Cyrus man.
Now, I am not a prophet, at least not as the LORD wills in my life yet, (Although I am open that if God so willed, I would be a Jeremiah, I would welcome the Holy Spirit to use me as a Jeremiah in these last days, ) I am a Watchman of the Lord. I am a detail oriented by Holy Spirit gifting man who is passionate about watching and waiting for the latest word from the Lord and prophesies from the Lord that are connected to shared truth for all to hear.
I know I am a Watchman where the Lord has placed me to watch as a watchman of the tower of the wall, watching for signs of the enemy approaching the fortress, and watching the coming of Our Great and Glorious Savior Jesus Christ for His Beloved Bride, His followers, His believers who have weather through the storms of the LAST DAYS, to that GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD, that is upon us, even today.
As a watchman of the Lord, God has put on my heart TODAY to share what God the Holy Spirit has shown me TODAY to share with a firestorm of enthusiasm where the Holy scriptures guide us through this exciting, yet fearful time we are living in right now, November 1st, 2016. There are a few ( remnant people) today who are bonified prophets to pay attention to. They are not afraid to speak out what God is telling them to speak, even though they are not well respected by most Evangelic Christians or denominations. One such relatively unknown prophet, but growing in prophesy today to listen to is Dr. Lance Wallnau. Please check Dr. Wallnau out fresh today on YouTube. There are a number of other HOT Holy Spirit anointed prophets today, whom not many have heard of, and I wouldn't know of had not someone else pass on their names to me.
Now, I have been very skeptical of modern Christian Prophets since first finding out there were such human beings on the earth. I was told these prophets were anointed by the Holy Spirit to bring the Truth of Jesus Christ to Christ's church. I met a modern day prophet when I lived in Seattle back in the early 1970's, during a huge revival there in those days, whom the Lord confirmed not only to me but to many others that he was sharing with us the Truth from the Holy Spirit, and not just a man speaking from his own thoughts.
The bible is clear in the Old Testament, Amos 3:7, " Indeed, the Sovereign LORD never does anything until He reveals His plans to His servants the prophets." and 1 Thessalonians 5:20, 21. " " " " Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good."
I am passionate in my duty for the Lord Jesus, to be a Good Holy Spirit Watchman. I do not want to be deceived, and I don't want you to be deceived by all the hype and whirl wind of prophesy flying around right now. So, keep in touch here for the latest pertinent information, news, and important encouragement that the Holy Spirit would have for us during this day, Today!
I realize many of our brothers and sisters who come here are international, from countries like Russia, China, Korea, Europe, Africa, South America, India and Pakistan...all over the world. Right now in the USA a very important national election is going down. It has been an election like never before. It is an election of Known Corruption of one party and an individual who came out of a non political background, a very successful businessman who was not even a born again Christian until after he started running for commander and chief, president of the USA.
We are engaged here as much as anyone in praying for God's will for America. America has strayed away from God, just as the prodigal son strayed away from his father. The United States as a nation has become a godless nation run by godless corrupt rulers who have legalized the since less murdering of unborn babies for birth control, for example, along with changing laws within the " Once Christian nation" to make laws of the nation that reflect abominations of God's laws, God's commandments that all people follow so that God's plan of protection will prevail over His protected People.
We must make absolutely sure that everyone everywhere pray in the Spirit for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven, right now. There is mighty war going on in the spiritual heavens for Good over evil. Unless those who are called by the Lord's name are obedient to God's call for them to pray right now, the will of God could be postponed until we all get it right. We can and must get it all right today. America's Christian Church has always been a huge help to Israel and so many other nations. We are in a critical time of the Lord's return. We have much that God wants to happen right now, He has given us the authority through Christ and the Holy Spirit to be right on spot for His critical timing. The Lord's will be done, according to your will LORD, in Jesus name, amen.
Lord, Heavenly Father, thank you for your perfect will on earth today. We thank you for choosing the leaders you would have to lead your people, the Cyrus's, such as Donald Trump. I pray for his continued protection by your hand and all those who are by his side. And I pray for Hilary Clinton and her family, that they would experience your blessings of Love and Truth in their lives. I know that all things are possible with you, Lord. I lift you up Lord Jesus as the Lord over all, for your glory, in your name, AMEN!
10/31/2016 " And whoever was not found written in the Book of Life, was cast into the lake of fire. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and first earth were passed away..." Revelation 21:20, 21.
This is the ONE day that both the Christian world, ( the believers and followers of Christ, Children of the Most High God, who are cleansed by the blood of the Lamb,) and the rest of the known world, ( the ungodly, heathen, practicers of evil and wickedness, the unrighteous souls) both are focused on more than any other day in their lives...the end of time day, the "Judgment Day," that Great and terrible day of the Lord when all people must stand before God..."And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." Revelation 20: 10, 11, 12. " And whoever was not found written in the Book of Life, " AND WHOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, was cast into the lake of fire for all eternity, for ever and ever without end, WITHOUT END !
The Holy Bible is very clear about who will end up in Heaven and who will go to hell forever, the lake of fire reserved for the devil, the fallen angels and the people from the beginning of the world to the end of the world who continued to rejected God's Love, who's choice was to live lawless, evil, wicked lives instead of repenting of their sins and embracing the love of the Most High God of the Heaven's and the earth, the LORD of LORDS, KING of KINGS, the Great I AM.
The Bible is FULL of prophesies, warnings throughout the Old and New Testaments of God, warning people of the earth that unless they are "Born Again," cleansed by the blood of Jesus at the Cross of Calvary, unless they KNOW Christ intimately with a close relationship, "they will be cast out into utter darkness for all eternity." Matthew 8:12.
Beloved, these are the scriptures that when I was young, stuck in my mind, to the pit of my soul and made me wonder that if God is really God, and His Word ( what we know of His Word written in only the Holy Bible) was real, not just made up by men over the thousands of years since the beginning of time...then I'm in big trouble for my wicked and sinful life style full of sinful living. " How can I change all this so that my name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life?" That one thought became a burning thought that possessed me if you will, I did not want to miss out on having my name in the Lamb's Book of Life.
At the time, I didn't know back in 1970, that the idea which was haunting in my mind and soul that I could miss my opportunity to the Kingdom of God, had come to an end when, even though I was living in the darkest night of my sinful life, JESUS CHRIST came into my life and called me by name and asked me if I wanted help, which I said " YES" to the Lordship of Jesus Christ right then in my life. It was not of my own choosing that Jesus came to me, I was totally blinded in a life of darkness, living totally by human nature, living a life of sin and sinful appetites that were self centered and without a ray of LOVE for anyone including myself. The enemy of the Kingdom of God was my master, not the Lord of Creation, Jesus Christ. What a revelation in my life to meet Jesus for the very fist time in my life!
This day today, October 31st, is the most wicked day of the year in the realm of Darkness, on planet earth. Celebrated by both Christians and pagans as a day of "fun," unrighteousness and evil reflection, wicked depiction of evil characters, demons are released into the lives of everyone choosing to open a gate to satan, celebrating the "All Souls Day" or Halloween. Those demons people open themselves up to, have a permanent glue attached to them so that when they become attached to human beings, believers of Christ and the heathen alike, it is impossible to rid yourself of their haunting presence in your life without the deliverance supernatural powerof the Holy Spirit, the hand of Christ Himself to redeem us from the evil powers of demons that stick to those who open themselves up to their presence in their lives. Halloween is just one season this demonizing is reality, it REALLY does happen.
Many Christians say, " Oh that can't happen to me, my spouse or my kids. We are protected by God from such demons and evil spirits." That is true, to a point. The bible says that if we turn from the saving grace of our God and savior to the powers of the devil, " it would be better that we had never known the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ, for we will be handed over to the judgment of Christ for turning away." 2 Peter 2:20 thru 22.
" You will KNOW the Truth and the Truth shall make you free, free indeed." John 8:32. We all want to know the Truth about our life and the life Jesus Christ promises we can have, even if we know the Truth will hurt. The Truth is Christ. Christ is liberating, " Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." ( 2 Corinthians 3:17. ) Where Christ is we have the Light of liberty, Justice and Freedom. All of our burdens are lifted. The Yoke of Christ becomes our own, and we belong to Christ. We are bond servants of the Most High God forever!
In these end time days, we will see more and more contrast between Light and Darkness, Good and evil. We will see more evidence of God's mercy, the " Out pouring of the Holy Spirit Upon ALL flesh" ( Joel 2:28), ( ACTS 2:17.), and evidence of evil in the world. There are so many scriptures that hold the keys to freedom with Christ in both the Old Testament and New Testament. God does not want any to perish, but for all to come to repentance, all to be saved. " If I be lifted up from the earth, I, ( The Great I AM) will draw all mankind to me." John 12:33. This is our great hope beloved.
Finally, but there will be many who will reject the Love and mercy God has given the earth. The great day of Judgment is coming soon, where the sheep and the goats will be separated once and forever. The final Truth will come out where people's works will be judged by Christ Himself. Those who do not know Jesus, who have continued a life of carefree living, a life filled with the pleasures of the world, those who have rejected godliness Holiness for evil, sinful lusts and cravings of this world, they will be cast away forever with no hope ever again to be redeemed from eternal hell.
For some of you, you are at this cross roads of decision. You need to make a choice between Jesus Christ and eternal life in heaven, or an eternity in the Lake of Fire. You make the choice. It could be your final choice in this life. No one except the Lord can impress His Truth any more clearer than John 3:16, " For God so loved the World that He gave His only Begotten Son, that who so ever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
10/29/2016 " If when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." Romans 5:10.
" I am not saved by believing- I simply realize I am saved, and believe. And it is not repentance that saves me- repentance is only the sign that I realize what God has done through Christ Jesus for me." Oswalt Chambers, October 28 devotion. "The danger here is putting the emphasis on the effect, instead of on the cause." Jesus Christ has saved me, therefore I believe in Him. Period, Amen!
Jesus Christ is our all in all. Paul says that the Cross of Christ is everything for those who believe in the Son of God and eternal life. Amen. Anything else is meaningless, except our Lord Jesus and the Cross. Our very existence is hinged on the salvation of the Cross of Christ...that is the GREAT MYSTRY of the Kingdom of Heaven ! We don't begin to really live until we know our life in Christ, through the Cross at Calvary. Blessed be the Name of the Lord!
Today, is a NEW day. Yesterday is already gone. To think that in the Kingdom of God, Heaven, there will be no yesterday or tomorrow, but just the NOW. I long for the Kingdom of Heaven to be in the NOW today, not only for myself, but for all of us. Life right now really has it's challenges, doesn't it. I find that the NEWS is so busy, so full of changes. If we as Christians don't keep our eyes on Jesus continually, we can quickly loose our focus in why God created us and our purpose in this life to give Him glory praise and honor!
Isaiah 45 is the scripture reading for today. Isaiah prophesied the word of the Lord, that God would send a Cyrus, anointed by God, but not really knowing God, to lead the Children of God, so that the children of God would see that the hand of God was on this special man, who was not perfect in any way, but strong in God's anointing to lead the Children of God back to worshiping and honoring the Lord with their lives once again. Maryna and I believe that Donald Trump is a Cyrus for America, to the "T" what Isaiah described for Israel when this scripture was written. Bless the Lord!
I hope that you are keeping your eyes on the Lord Jesus more and more. Without a firm hold on Jesus, we can very easily get entwinded in the weeds and thistle of the cares of this world that choke out the good things God has intended for us for today. Be blessed and look for opportunities each day to do good and bless others with acts of kindness all day long. Let your light of Christ SHINE, JESUS, SHINE!
10/27/2016 " We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps." Proverbs 16:9., " Many are the plans in a person's heart but the LORD'S purpose will prevail." Proverbs 19:21.
Forty six years ago, when I was 19, I met Jesus Christ as my Savior, Redeemer and Lord. Jesus told me in an audible voice that He had a purpose for my life. ( We all have a purpose in God's plans for our life on earth.) He also told me distinctively, " Your life is no longer your own to do your own will, but your life now belongs to Me to do My will the rest of your life." I said," Sure Lord, what ever you say, I am with you on this." Little did I know, I would have to go through a whole lot of lemons in my young life to really discover the " Lemonade " of God's perfect will for my life!
I was serious in my answer to the Lord back then at 19, but I did not really know what Jesus meant. I mean, I heard what Jesus said to me, loud and clear, but somehow I thought that meant no matter what I " thought" I should do, what ever I thought I should do in my life would automatically be God's will...WRONG!
Jesus paid a tremendous price for our salvation. The Cross of Christ is always our signature of LIFE. When we line up our will with Jesus will for our life, there can only be one way...His way. Oh, we can try to do our own will, but if our will does not line up with Christ's will for us, it's not going to happen.
When we understand our calling from God, our GOD CALLING in this life, our lives become from that point on "real time life in the Spirit" the life God intended for us from even before we were born. You Must See Psalm 139: 14-18, to understand what the LORD means here about His will and purpose for our life. Most of us have no clue what God's will is for our life, we unfortunately have never had the training of the Master to KNOW that we KNOW God's will for our life.
Good, let's continue on now...
As we live our lives out, according to God's will, we first must become so familiar with God's word that our life lines up with the Word of God, without even trying. That's why it is so crucial, so important to know the WORD of God more than anything else in our life, especially at this crossroads of our life. The Holy Spirit MUST BE IN CONTROL of our life, there is no other way to be a Christian. If you really gave your life to Jesus, you will know what I am talking about. Over the years, I as well as more Christians than not, whom I have met, have no clue where the Holy Spirit is in their life. Unfortunately, their salvation is not complete yet. A Born Again Christian is not born again until they realize they are a slave to the Holy Spirit by choice, or as in the Olden Days, a Bond Servant of the Lord's. A Bond Servant of the Lord decrees the rest of their life does not belong to themselves, but to their Master, to always be a slave of their Master's will the rest of their life on earth.
There is something Truly Awesome, Magnificent, undeniably unimaginable about living out our lives as a Bond Servant of the Lord. We are allowed, by the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit, to experience a life surrounded by the Heavenly Realms of the Throne room of Heaven and presence of Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit living in our hearts in this " Out of this world experience of the reality of Heaven," from time to time, to let us know, we are on the right track, living up to God's expectations of us, to live within God's marvelous will for our lives. If we should step out of God's will for even a second, we are approached by the Spirit of Christ to warn us to " Watch out! Turn around, you are out of God's will ! " This relationship can only be enriched by being daily, constantly WASHED, submerged in the Word of God! There is no other way. There are too many deceptions and false teachings and false prophets out there to confuse and misguide the Children of God away from Jesus to false gods and idols of the world that will "Kill" your chances for eternal life with Christ. The list is endless of false teachings and gods and idols in our world today. Jesus Christ is the only Way beloved. We can put our trust in Him for doing the Best for us. Good things are good until you meet the "BEST THINGS IN LIFE" found in Jesus Christ and in Him only. Pray that God show you this is True. Your life was always intended for the BEST things in life eternal!
This should be our desire in our lives as Bond Servants of Christ. We can grow as Our Heavenly Father desires for us to grow in His garden of Love, Joy and Peace. Pray for this relationship with Christ and your Heavenly Father if you took a different path than to consecrate your life to do only God's will. The important thing to remember as a Bond Servant of Christ, A Child of the Most High God, we give up all of our rights to live a worldly life, with all of the rights one would expect in the world, to allow Jesus Christ control of our lives to live out in our lives knowing and doing only the will of Christ, which is much different than what the world tells us our rights should be.
Glory to God, beloved. Glory to God! The Peace and Love of Jesus Christ be with you now and forever more, in Jesus name, Amen.
10/26/2016 " We know these things because God has revealed them to us by His Spirit, and His Spirit searches out everything and shows us even God's deep secrets." 1 Corinthians 2:10.
" There is a way that seems RIGHT, but that way leads to death." Who are we to claim that we know what is best for someone else, when we have trouble finding our own way? "As the Father has sent me, so I send you..." John 20:10. We need the Lord. We need His help to find our way. If we obey the Lord's commandments, Jesus says the Father and He will come and make their home with us. This is the only way we can find our right destination with hope and assurance, with the Christ.
Jesus IS the way. In the Spirit, Jesus is always the way. The bible is full of examples where God's children ended up going the opposite direction without God's guidance. I'm thinking of the prodigal son for one. The lure of the things of the world was a way that seemed right to the young man, but it's end led to destruction for the Prodigal Son.
Another example would have been the Samaritan woman at the well with Jesus. Her life before meeting Jesus was never satisfying. She had a thirst for some one she could not find. She found joy in life impossible to know, until Jesus came into her life that day at the well. Her eyes were opened and the joy of Jesus was so overwhelming, she ran into town and told everyone about Jesus in her excitement.
In these end time days, we know that Jesus is our all in all. Jesus fills our cup of Joy to overflowing nearly every day, as we let Jesus be our joy. The answer to Eternal Life is found in Christ Jesus, so we have our Joy filled by His Spirit, the Spirit of Christ the Lord that is in us.
Now, Jesus, through the Holy Spirit is telling us to " go out, take the gospel of Jesus out as a light into a dark world. John 20:10. That seems easy enough to do, but anyone who has " gone out " realizes that not everyone will respond to our message of salvation through Christ in a positive way. Going out with the gospel is the last thing Jesus mentions before His return to earth, Matthew 24:14, " And the gospel of the Good News of the Kingdom of God will be preached to the four corners of the earth, and then Christ will come."
My wife Maryna spent 12 years in missions. She worked with OM, Operation Mobilization. Maryna went throughout much the world taking the gospel to places where people had not yet heard the " Good News " of Jesus Christ. There is something about being at the right place at the right time, to bringing the Good News of Christ to a dark world who is thirsty for the Living Waters of life.
Our mission field might also be in some far away second world country. Then on the other hand, you may be in your mission field right now where you are at this moment. It could be at work, at the store or supermarket. It could be at school, at your church, in your neighborhood or where you get your hair cut. The Spirit of God will lead you to the right person at the right place at the right time, Amen! Keep praying and the Lord will help you find that right place and time.
Finally today, " You will have stepped from death unto life when you have Love for one another. " Keep watch.
10/25/2016 " And in that day, I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth..." Joel 2:30, Acts 2:19.
Both the prophet Joel of the Old testament and Luke and the writers of the New Testament in Acts, the Holy Spirit said, " Watch for signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth in those last days."
I have had the wonderful experience of seeing "Many signs and wonders" in the heavens and on the earth in my life time, Praise God! Living in the Northwest all of my life, 65 years, I can remember my mother waking us up in the cold winter mornings, so that we could see the Northern lights. It was a rare sight, but not too rare. Often times we could see the Northern Lights when getting up early in the morning just before day break to go hunting or fishing. At that twilight time was often times the best time to see the Northern Lights in Washington State.
I've been blessed by God's nature's beauty and harshness over the past 24 winters living in Alaska to see the spectacular Northern Lights over head! The best time to see the Northern Lights up here in Alaska, near the North Pole, is when the sky is clear of clouds, which in the Winter time means...very cold. This morning was one of those many times, it was 3 degrees above zero ferinheight. It was about an hour ago, I stepped outside to let my 4 dogs out into the pitch black night/early morning, it was around 5:00 AM.
Suddenly I noticed the dark morning sky was full of dancing lights! The sky was lit up with Northern Lights all over the sky above and beyond. I really can't describe what one can see, other than a curtain of lights that have always seemed to me to look like a bank of water falls cascading from the heavens and pouring down onto the earth's horizon below. It is so spectacular. It's very silent, but in the spirit realm, it seems to thunder and roar like the huge ocean waves that crash onto shore after a huge storm at sea.
As I watched in awe this morning at the "Light show" in the Northern sky, I couldn't help but think of the vision that the prophet Joel received from the Lord when He wrote the second chapter describing some of the events that would occur during the last days.
The Northern lights are so putting into perspective, that in the last days, God would stir up the hearts of so many by these wonders in the sky that man can not put into words the wonder of it all, that "God is God!"
I know the Northern Lights are a wonder in the heavens that have taken place for hundreds, possibly even thousands of years, I don't really know, but they are certainly a "Wonder in the Heavens" as Joel described in his prophesy of the last days, before Judgment Day. Blessed be the Name of the Lord!
I hope that your day will go well with you and with the Lord. A final thought...let God have His way with you in your life. You did not choose God, God chose you. ( John 15:16) You were put right where you are for His glorious purpose. God has a reason for everything in your life. Wait on the Lord until you know what God wants you to do. Be at peace with your relationship with the Lord. You are as unique as every cloud in the sky, every rainbow. We are surrounded by the Loving Spirit of the Living God, so are you. We are never alone beloved.
10/24/2016 " Behold I stand at the door and knock..." Revelation 3:20a.
" If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me, and together, we will be friends." Revelation 3:20b.
The bible says that we are Victorious, conquerors WITH CHRIST JESUS. Jesus Christ is THE Victor, not us, but if we are in, with Christ, we share His Victory over the devil and his evil works. Romans 8:37
God loves us as a husband loves His wife. That is a very strong Love beloved. A Love that really cares for us and will protect us to the end now matter what! Psalm 91:9.
God is Holy and no unrighteousness can ever come even near our Great God, and yet His invitation to us is..."Come. Come to me, you who are heavy laden and burdened. " Come to me and learn from me. Come to me with all your heart, all your sorrows, all your hurting and broken hearts and I will put my arms around you and hold you as a husband holds His own bride. " For my yoke is easy and my burdens are light!" Matthew 11:28, 29 and 30.
Today, while there is still time and you have a choice, stop what you are doing and come before the Lord Jesus Christ. He is waiting for you to come right now. You Have To, need to Call out Loud to the Lord though beloved. With your heart and with your VOICE, call out to Jesus! Draw now close to the Lord this very moment, and He will draw close to you. Just do it. Your heart is breaking right now for Jesus' comfort, your heart is wreathing in sorrow because of your many sins, but the blood of Christ is ready to free you from the demons and evil that has lurked all around you for so long.
Jesus is your only Light, your only way out of the darkness that has cloaked around you over the years, yes, you have been in misery for all these days, weeks even years of misery. Be free of that darkness, and come into the Light of Christ, in Jesus Holy name, beloved of God, amen. Come to your Lord Jesus today. This might be your only chance ever again. Come to Jesus Christ now...throw your self at His feet and weep for joy. You were lost, but now you are found! Cry out to the Lord now, say " Lord Jesus, I'm yours! Come now and help me, I need you! " He will answer your call from your heart! Just do it now...and DON'T FORGET TO THANK HIM for His love and mercies toward you. Bless you now...
10/23/2016 " If any man is in Christ, ( born again!) he is a new creation; his natural self has died, and NOW, ALL, I say, ALL things have become NEW, we see things completely differently, as in the eyes of Christ Himself." 2 Corinthians 5:17.
You know, everyday, the Holy Spirit shows me things that are NEW. If you are born again, He does the same with you! Isn't God AWESOME! Everyday before I get on line, I pray, " What will you have me share today Lord?" And if you go back from yesterday as far as you care to read, which is nearly every day, I have entries onto this website that are about scriptures revealing the end time thinking that the prophets and disciples of Christ had to share with a future generation. Even the exact words of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior have been to enlighten us, to shed LIGHT on the events of the end times and how we can tell as the fig trees begin to bud that summer is near, so too, as the things God has revealed to His Children through the Holy Spirit, through the Word of God, the bible, and the prophets, that " When these things begin to happen, you will know that the end is near!" Matthew 24:4-14!
Well, as we all bear witness to the Holy Spirit, we know that the end is near, AT THE DOOR! It may not be as near as tomorrow, but the terrible things Jesus said that must happen, and then the end...those very things are happening right now, today! Beloved, we are smack dab in the middle of end time events as I write. I hope you are getting it! "Didn't our hearts tell us the Lord was near," we have already thought. "God does not want His children to be caught in-aware as those who live in darkness."
I have heard from the Holy Spirit each morning and afternoon as I write in this journal, a cry out to the lost sheep and lambs of Christ, a cry out to the wayward Children of God, who may have not necessarily left the faith, but have stopped doing the will of God in their lives and have been deceived by satan himself to give up the will of God in their lives to enjoy the pleasures of this world. I have heard the Lord crying out to these lost children of the Most High God to RETURN TO YOUR ONLY LOVE in this life, THE ONLY ONE WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FUTURE. RETURN TO THE LORD YOUR GOD WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME!
Beloved, today, Sunday, October 23, I have heard a last warning for many of us. Now is the time to turn to the Lord your God. Repent and humble yourself before your God today and BE HEALED.
The end of this month, October 31, I am hearing from modern prophets who know and love the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, that disaster will come upon the face of the earth like never before this week! I believe them. Why the date October 31st? I don't know. I know this much, that a lot is at stake right now with diplomatic relations with Russian and America, with Europe and Russian, with China, North Korea and America...these are definitely perilous times, we are sitting on a pile of tinder and wood and there is one approaching with a torch to light that pile of tinder wood.
We all will experience the wrath of the Lord like never before in our generation or any time in recent history in the up and coming days. That is why some of us must BE PREPARED NOW, TODAY IS THE DAY, IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, HARDEN NOT YOUR HEARTS, PREPARE YOURSELF NOW FOR THE KING OF GLORY. The Lord and only the Lord is our refuge and our strength. There is something coming very soon beloved. I don't know for sure what is coming the end of October. I'm hearing from the internet that there are many military maneuvers going on in the 48 lower states of America right now and expecting possible anarchy around the election time of November 8th, in all the major populated areas of the United States. I'm hearing that the military is working with local police in cities all over the United States right now for emergency preparedness to help out in case martial law is declared if things go too far south.
The major cities are anticipating that things will get violent, too out of hand just before and on the day and after the election, from October 31st to November 31st, so the president Obama and his staff are bracing for such an event. I hope things don't go that far, but we as a nation in America are NOW under full judgment for our current unrighteousness and in un-repented sins of immorality and abortion baby killers at the outlandish numbers of up to 3,000 babies killed per day in the United States of America alone. For these in-repented sins alone, we are under judgment.
UNFORTUNATELY, MANY CHRISTIAN LIVES ARE MARTYRED EVERY DAY all over the world for the name of Jesus. But, this too is prophesied in bringing the Judgment Day upon the earth and the return of the Savior Jesus Christ very soon! (Matthew 24:4-14.) I hope you have not turned a deaf ear or a blind eye to the truth.
We just don't know what is going to happen everyday we wake up beloved, or what has happened during the night. Draw close the The Lord NOW and He will draw close to you. Read Psalm 91 to see just how close you can draw close to The Lord, today! There is still hope for you and me in the Kingdom of God, praise the Lord Jesus Christ!
Blessings in Christ Jesus. Mark
10/22/2016 " And we know that "IN " ALL THINGS, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers." Romans 8:28, 29. ( NIV )
" The Spirit ( HIMSELF) bears witness with our spirit." Romans 8:16. Did you get this? God's Holy Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit! We have a witness with God who will Himself bear witness with our spirit, concerning the things God wants us to know and to do now. And not only to know, which is an intimate term beloved, ( Mary knew God, after the Angel Gabriel told her that " the Holy Spirit would come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you..." Luke 1:26 thru 35. NIV, but the Holy Spirit confirms everything to us, including God's will when we TOTALLY SURRENDER to the Lord our own rights, our own will to "Conform to His will" as Jesus has. Romans 8:29. It's the power of the Holy Spirit that changes us, changes our hearts, changes our heartfelt feelings to His feelings, (if we could use feelings as in the Spirit, God's feelings.)
Oh Lord, if we only knew how things in these last day DO NOT ALWAYS make sense, in the flesh, in our minds, but we can trust in your ways to be right always! Blessed be the name of the Lord! See my Utmost for His Highest today sometime.
Also, before too long into today, Read Psalm 91 and 139 beloved. God wants to bless us with His Holy Thinking here. Let us see just how awesome our Heavenly Father knows and understands us, that His will is to bless us with His very presence in the turmoil that the world we see around us is experiencing, from His very Love and favor as His own Children with Christ as the First Born among us. Thank you Father for you Love and GREAT Wisdom to make ALL things work together for good to those who Love you and live according to Your plans, Your will, in Jesus name, AMEN!
10/21/2016 ( From the ' One New Man Bible' translation of 2 Thessalonians 2 chapter, verses 7 through 12, a bible translation directly from the Hebrew translation of the original manuscript of the bible text of the New Testament of God.) " 7) For the mystery of the one without Torah ( (Teaching,) the lawless one, is already at work: while only He ( God ) is restraining him at the present time until he would come out from among you. 8) And then the one without Torah ( Teaching) will be revealed, whom the Lord Y'shua will destroy by the breath of His mouth and will abolish by the appearance of His coming, 9) whose coming is through the efficiency of the works of satan, the devil, with great power and false signs and wonders 10) and in every unrighteous deception for those who are being destroyed, because they did not accept the Love of the Truth for them to be saved. 11) And because of this, God sends them a working of deception so they would believe in the lie, 12) so that all those would be judged who did not believe in the Truth, but took pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2: 7-12.
These words are a warning from Paul to be read to all the churches in the day back then to the present time to warn the church of an impending darkness that was coming in those " Last Days." The first time I read this 2nd letter of Paul to the Thessalonians, I about fainted. I thought for sure I was reading this wrong, or my eyes were deceiving me. This was the first time I had seen where God Himself sends a deceiving power to the church, to see if they Love the Truth, Jesus Christ and His righteous Teachings, the Torah, or if they loved unrighteousness, the darkness of satan more.
I believe we are seeing this deceiving power beginning to rule nations, kingdoms with perplexity now. People who call themselves followers of Christ are not really followers of Jesus Christ, but spectators, sitting in the bleachers, just watching as spectators and participation in the deception as God permits the deception of the Truth with lies in high places to deceive the people. Imagine, good Christian people being "Just spectators" in a world going to hell because it preferred evil sinfulness instead of righteousness law protecting nations from the principalities and powers of evil in high places.
Now, on the positive note, after seeing how evil things have become in the world today, these words of Paul we need to continue and take to heart, " 13) And we must give thanks to God always concerning you, brothers, as you have been loved by the Lord, because God chose you, First Fruits in salvation by means of sanctification of spirit and your faith in the Truth, 14) to which then He called you through our gospel in obtaining the glory of our Lord Y'shua Messiah." 2 Thess. 2:13, 14.
Make no mistake beloved, God loves us more than we can ever know in this life. ( Ephesians 3) God always gives us the ultimatums, a choice between right and wrong choices with His guidance to chose the right choice ( The Truth) through the Holy Spirit in us. The Holy Spirit living in us is always what makes us different from others in the world, who use their own thinking to make the choices that only God Almighty can make for us, thank you Jesus! That is why we must always be sober and alert, praying in all things, resisting the devil at all times as he, the devil is out to deceive those who belong to the Kingdom of God.
Satan is not busy deceiving those who are already deceived. We need to understand this. Those who habitually live in slavery to sin, addicted to some sin are already in satan's chains, under his control. He's not worried about their demise. Satan is only concerned about deceiving the real children of God, those who have an intimate relationship with Jesus and the Father and Holy Spirit and are enduring suffering in this world to the end. We pray for the lost, but keep our eyes upon Jesus all the while the devil is trying to gain us back through deception. Satan's work is busy trying to lure God's kids away from their protection and safety in the " Shadow of the Most High God" Psalm 91. But, we are overcomers along with Christ! Praise the name of our God and Lord Jesus Christ, amen!
Blessings to you who are doing all you can now to sit in the presence of your Almighty Father, in His lap of protection and Love through our Lord Jesus Christ, amen. Thank you Jesus for everything!
10/20/2016 " Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be set free indeed!" John 8:32, 33, 34, 35, 36. When we know Jesus Christ intimately as His disciples did, we can hear in His words the sound of Truth, which sets us free from the life of a sin driven life to a life free from slavery to sin and a life filled with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth! This is the difference between a true child of the Most High Father God and an unbeliever who is still a slave to sin/satan.
The Truth is, " For this is the will of God, the One Who sanctifies you, that you abstain from sexual immorality." 1 Thessalonians 4:3.
In these end time days, which we are a part of right now, today, Jesus said number one, " Do not be deceived!" ( Matt. 24:4 ) Paul says in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, " Don't let anyone deceive you in any way...for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction."
We are very close to this day Paul prophesied of where the man of lawlessness is revealed. As Paul warned us in 1 Thessalonians 4:3, "God has called us to His Own Son ship through Jesus Christ, to be sanctified, made Holy as Our Heavenly Father's will...but we must abstain from sexual immorality."
We are living in a time, especially in the western world right now, where sexual immorality is the appetite of the majority of the people, Christian and unbelievers alike. Jesus said that if you even think of a woman in an immoral way, you have committed the sin of adultery." Matthew 5:28.
The latest statistics according to Pew Pole, show that 68% of " Born Again " Christian men who attend church regularly and claim they are born again, view pornography 4 or more times a week. That is habitual behavior, they are Truthfully, in slavery to sin, controlled by demons and evil spirits of immorality, of lust instead of controlled by the Holy Spirit of God.
Do you know anyone who says, " pornography is alright?" Pray for their eyes to be opened by the Holy Spirit. Maybe you think pornography is alright? According to the bible, to Jesus Christ, pornography is sexual sin and we should " RUN" from it! It is that serious beloved. Continual sexual sin as in pornography will take your name off the Lamb's Book of Life faster than you can think twice about it. Pornography is divisive, it is an abomination to the Lord and just plain ugliness and evil. " Take every thought captive unto the obedience of Christ" beloved. Make that your spiritual goal if you have an addiction to pornography. Confess your weakness to the Lord Jesus Christ and be healed of your affliction, in Jesus name, amen.
By the way, several years ago, I saw statistics that said over 70% of pastors in the United States use their church office computers to view pornography. This is despicable in the sight of the Lord, disgusting. Satan has deceived even the elect to thinking " wrong is right and right is wrong in this day, another sign of the end times." Isaiah 5:20.
In America right now, the Truth, Jesus Christ has been compromised by the enemie's ( satan's) lies masquerading as Truth for so long now, most people can't tell the difference between Truth and a lie in the Church and outside of the church. (Isaiah 5:20.) We have become a society so deceived by the wickedness of sin that most of the people in America would rather believe in a lie, than to Love the Truth. ( Take Roe vs Wade for example-abortion is really killing unborn defenseless babies, not woman's health decisions. This is just one of the abominations God views deadly in a kingdom/nation. Let it be understood, God will not be mocked. What so ever a man sows, so shall he reap. Galatians 6:7.)
Again, we are seeing the fulfilling of the prophesy of Paul to the Thessalonians in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-13, " This man will come to do the work of satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refused to love and accept the Truth that would save them. So, for this reason, God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies so that all who believe these lies will be condemned who have not believed the Truth, but have delighted in wickedness." This is what the USA supreme court has done to deceive a whole nation, the United States of America, thus the whole world who has looked to the USA to lead the world in making good choices morally and spiritually, has fallen, failed God's graces.
We are faced with a grave decision in America today beloved. I realize many of your are coming here from all over the world. As a Child of the Most High God, I care about all people everywhere as I know you all do too. The most powerful gift of Love Christ has given us is the Power of Prayer. I am begging you, pray for America to return to the Lord. I know in these end time days that the most powerful prayer we can all pray is, " Father, may your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven, in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit, amen."
America will never be the same again, I know that, we are already too far into the end times time table of the Lord . The corruption of America, the stench of lawlessness has already condemn the nation, changed the whole dynamics of direction of it's own leaders. America has become the harlot of Babylon, the most rotten corrupt country in the world because of the United States anti-Christ political correctness and liberal corruption of it's present government. We are under a rule of lawlessness that has made our fathers turn over in their graves.
I am just as guilty as the next person for turning a blind eye when there was more that we could have all done. I am sorry for my own bigotry Lord. Forgive me for not praying more for our nation before it was too late. Forgive me Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. Help me to consecrate my life to doing good from this day forth, to love and pray for my enemies, to pray even for those in our government, even though I disagree with what they represent and say. Help me to pray for the healing of my land, Your Land, America, the United States for Christ's healing presence!
" If My people, who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray. If they will seek my face, confess their sins and repent of their many wicked ways (destroy their idols), then I will hear their cries from Heaven, forgive their many sins and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14.
America is voting on a president on November 8th. There are two distinctly different choices today. One is evil and one is righteous through Christ. Please pray that a landslide of American's will show up to vote according to the Holy Spirit promptings, that everyone who is registered to vote will show up to vote in this extremely critical election for the right candidate of God's will for the nation of USA, to bring the will of God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to pass on earth as it is in Heaven. And may all Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen!
10/18/2016 " How terrible it will be for people who call good things bad and bad things good, who think darkness is light and light is darkness, who think sour is sweet and sweet is sour. How terrible it will be for people who think they are wise and believe they are clever." Isaiah 5:20, 21.
I, Mark Conway, am a born again Believer in Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messhiak, Jesus Messiah. I believe that God so loved me, that He sent His Only Begotten Son to the earth to die for my sins and the sins of the whole world. He suffered and died on a Cross at Calvary. He was buried and His body laid in a grave for three days. On the third day, Jesus Christ rose from the dead. He rose from the dead with a message for the world from the throne of God the Father. That message is found in the bible and shared with the world through the POWER of the Holy Spirit in Spirit and in Truth.
Through the ages since then, that message of Jesus Christ has brought Truth to the whole world who the Creator of the world is and why He created the Heavens and the Earth. Jesus message was summed up in these few words, " For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Begotten Son to the world, that who so ever believes in Him, Jesus, ( and what Jesus taught ) will not perish but have eternal life. " John 3:16 ( italicized my own words)
I find this question coming up more and more where ever I go and even in my own church, " What makes you a Christian?"
This is a good question. Before I answer that question, I have to clarify what Jesus said about MANY who will come in the name of Jesus Christ, saying they are Christians and have prophesied in His name and have done many miracles and wonders in His name, and Jesus will say to them, " I know you not. Depart from me you evildoers. Therefore everyone who listens to my teachings and follows them, is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock." Matthew 7:22, 23, 24.
I am a Christian because I met Jesus Christ at a time when I was literally all by myself. I had drowned, was drifting under water in the Pacific Ocean dead to the world. Jesus spoke to me very personal at a time I did not even believe that He even existed. He told me things about myself that no one else could know, ( these things were from my own thoughts that were long forgotten until this intimate time alone with Christ.) Jesus then asked me if I wanted help. I said yes. When I said yes, immediately, my whole life was changed by His hand. Jesus came into my life in a very real way that only I could experience at that instant. Jesus started out just talking to me, telling me how things really were, and how much He really Loved me. I thought at first, at that moment, Jesus was preparing me to enter Heaven and Jesus was going through an orientation of what I should expect.
But the conversation changed. The Lord gently let me know my time was not up on earth, I had not come yet to leave this world. Jesus had more for me to do...Then He said to me, " Just to let you know, your life no longer belongs to you to do your will, but belongs to Me to do My Will."
( I had never read a bible before in my life at this point. Yes, I went to a very religious church with my parents from the time I was born through my high school years, but I had never come into the knowledge of WHO CHRIST WAS and in my parents religion, no one was allowed to read the bible on their own without a priest present to read it and interpret the Holy Scriptures, ) until that morning when I was buried in the waters of the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach, California. ) I asked Jesus, " why did You save my life from drowning?"
Jesus told me, " I have a purpose for your life and I have not fulfilled it yet." He asked me if I knew The WORD? That was the most important question He asked me that whole morning, " Do you know the Word? " I said, " NO." Jesus then said, " He would send "someone" to teach me the Word."
That afternoon, 6 hours later beloved, after I had returned to my apartment in Fullerton, California, an angel came to my apartment door knocking, unbeknown to me he was an angel as he actually looked exactly like John Lennon, the Beatle and when I answered the door, he said to me, my name is John ( he wasn't John Lennon by the way) and I was in prayer 20 minutes ago when the Father told me to come to you and ask you this question. He then said, point blank, " Do you know the Word?" I said, " NO." He said, " That is what the Father told me you would say. I am here to teach you the Word."
He had a bible under his arm as he entered my apartment. He pointed to my sofa and calmly said to me, I think you should have a seat. Hearing an authority in his voice that sounded more like a police officer, I sat down. John then sat down next to me, turned to the Gospel of John, handed me the bible and told me to read OUT LOUD the first verse of the Gospel of John. After I read out loud the first verse of the Gospel of John, " In the Beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God and the WORD was God...I knew in an instant that I knew who Jesus Christ was. That was when I realized I was instantly changed from the inside out. The seed of Christ Jesus and the Father was immediately planted in me through the power of the Holy Spirit at that very moment, the Word of God was planted in my heart, and I would never be the same again. AMEN!
Now, that was only the beginning of my conversion from death into life. That was in April, 1970. If I had known what I was going to go through back then until today, It would have ALL overwhelmed me beloved. I would have not been able to accept what I was going to endure over the years had I seen my future.
However, when I tried to do my own will along the way after that day, I realized I couldn't do my own will with peace of mind. God hounded me to be obedient to His will, to obey His commands or else... I knew and was reminded my life was not my own to do my own will from the day I was born again to October 18, 2016.
I could not willfully and blindly disappoint my Lord to live for myself instead of Him. That was all there was to it. Did I ever try to do my will? Yes, unknowingly though. Did I ever want to give up doing His will? Yes. But, greater was He who was in me, that he who was in the world. The Holy Spirit is more powerful than the enemy, so knowing that now, God protects those who are His.
Once a person experiences the Heavenly Realms of the Kingdom of God, beloved, nothing even compares to what God has prepared for those who Love Him. It's like the difference between night and Day!
So, " WHAT MAKES ME A CHRISTIAN? WHAT MAKES ME A BELIEVER IN CHRIST?" Jesus. Jesus and only the personal relationship with the Living Christ who died and is now alive in me. That is why I can say, " It is no longer I who lives, but Christ in me." Amen.
If you don't have a real relationship with Jesus Christ right now, and your heart is burning inside you right now to Know Jesus like never before, if this is your spirit's desire, an eternal relationship with this same Jesus Christ, just say out loud right now, " Yes, Jesus!" Come into my life and be the Lord of my life. I lay my poor, blind and naked life before you right now and ask you to take me into your arms and make me a new person, through experiencing your death and resurrection in my life, just as you died and rose from the dead in your life. You are the Resurrection and the Life, come into me through the power of the Holy Spirit and make me a New Creation, alive in You, in your name, the name above all names, Jesus Christ, amen." If you have done this today, you have done the right thing my friend.
Pray now the Lord send someone to you to teach you the Word, just as happened to me. Pray with all your heart beloved, the Lord send the right teacher to you. You need to get the Word into you before the devil tries to steal it from you. Make your will Jesus' will right now and then wait upon the Lord to send that person from the Father that He will send. God has a purpose for you beloved, and it begins today. In the mean time, read some of the previous postings on this website before this. I write a journal of things God has shown me to write for people just like you and like myself. You are in good hands beloved with Christ in you, amen. Put your trust in the Lord God Almighty. Get your hands on a bible so you will be ready to get the Word in you. Amen!
God will show you what you need to know right now. Put your trust in Him and in God the Father and Jesus Christ alone. Begin to pray, to talk to Jesus and the Father as you would to anyone else from here on out. Do so in private, in the closet so to speak, in a place where no one else can hear you for now. This private place is called, " The secret place, the place of the Most High God."
Now, May the Peace and Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, beloved of God, in Jesus name, AMEN!
10/17/2016 " at that time, Jesus said, " I praise you , Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children." Matthew 11:25.
Beloved, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell you when the sky turns dark, a storm is coming! A child can tell you that, and that is what Jesus is saying to us now, TODAY. We must have a trust in the Lord of all Creation, our Heavenly Father as a child would trust their own father, if you want any hope at all!
Jesus Christ is the Lord of Creation you are looking for. You must have, you need a trust in Jesus and the Lord Almighty Father that surpasses anything that "seems logical" to the wise right today to endure to the end. We are in desperate times for desperate people today. Don't kid yourselves any more beloved...we all need Jesus more and more each day! Believe me and the millions of others who have gone from darkness into His Marvelous Light, His Majestic brilliance of Life. We all need more and more of Jesus in our lives to experience the freedom of the Holy Spirit to lead us.
Jesus is the Lord of Lords. Jesus along with our Heavenly Father, hold all the hope for every human being in the world today. There is no other. The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost ( Holy Spirit ) are the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega. Make no mistake, we must trust them now with our whole life or be forever forsaken. Just trusting part time is not going to cut it.
Soon, the bible says people will be crying for the heavens to fall down upon them. The present times will turn into to the most turbulent times ever, according to the bible. The bible says, " These times will be like no other times since the beginning of the world, nor will there ever be such terrible times again like those that are upon us, and if those days were not shortened, NO ONE would survive it." Jesus Christ, Matthew 24:22.
There is a storm on the horizon that is so bad, we should have all seen it coming, and I'm not talking about all the news hype that is fluttering about the world, in the United States right now, although that is part, I say, that is only a PART of what is being shown to let people see that there is a time of Great Tribulation about to take place. What we are seeing in the physical realm is only a shadow of what is happening in the spiritual.
As we enter into a time of Great Darkness, many, many people will begin to cry out for a god they aren't even sure who he is, but it will be a helpless, hopeless cry, the worst of cries one could ever hear. The cry of a helpless, hopeless person is the cry of one who has been separated from all humanity, a railing cry of agony and depredation, " What is happening to my life type cry? All my joy and peace is gone forever? "
There is coming a time very soon beloved, where anyone who does not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Redeemer and Lord, will be wailing in the streets of hopelessness with no one to comfort them. They will sense a loss of everything they have ever worked so hard for, GONE forever, as though a great fire has come and burned, swept all of their possessions to the ground in a heap of ashes. A time when all their savings will have disappeared in a flash, where even the gold and silver they have stashed away for a rainy day will be gone/worthless. A time when a loaf of bread will cost a weeks wages in todays wages. How can that be, you might ask?
Do you not know what is about to take place in the world soon? We have been talking about preparing for such a day as this. I know many of you have been coming here and other end time/latter days websites for some time now. I hope those of you who have, have already prepared for such a time as this. We have been talking about this for over a year now. You should have food, water, medical supplies, child care provisions, shelters/tents and everything one would need to survive a long, hard cold winter.
If you don't have at least several years of food stored up, medical supplies and building materials to repair or replace your home or shelter, if you don't have a water source in place, some resources for your children, grandchildren, pets and animals...it may be too late. I don't mean to scare you. We have been telling people for over a year now to get ready, judgment was coming, things were not going to get better, but worse.
If you feel frightened, it's not because of me. With all this that is said, needing things to survive and all, the MOST IMPORTANT THING is your relationship with Jesus Christ the Lord! Yes, that should have been your number one preparation. If you don't have a personal relationship with Jesus...you talk to Him, He talks back to you, you need one. That is number one. If you have nothing else to help you right now to keep your sanity, you need Jesus as the Lord of your life. That is number one. Tell Jesus you are sorry for being a sinner, lost in your sins. Ask Jesus to come into your life and make you a New Person, from the inside out. If you are not sincere, forget it, it's too late. If you are sincere, if you feel the conviction of your terrible sinful, carnal life of careless living, you are ripe for the harvest. If you are this person, ready for Christ to come into your life, guess what? He is just to forgive you of your sins and bring you into ever lasting life with Him TODAY, RIGHT NOW! Just ask Jesus to come into your life right now and He will! It's that simple. Jesus wants all people to be saved, that's why He suffered and died on the cross, for your sins and the sins of the whole world!
In these last days, as people just like yourselves give their lives to Him, the Word of God says that He will send His angels to us, to help us on our way. You will need to first, be thankful that Jesus cares enough about you to have directed you to this website. Even though this website can help you right now, you will need something more powerful than what you can find here.
You need to pray. Learn to pray by just talking to Jesus as you would talk to me or anyone else. He hears your every thought before you have thought it, so certainly Jesus can hear every word you speak out to Him, He is God! That is what the One True God can do, be everywhere at once...hmm. Bet you didn't know that! Smile.
Anyway, you need to pray beloved. Pray for good Christian fellowship from believers who REALLY know Jesus, who can pray with you, laugh with you and cry with you. You need brothers and sisters in Christ who can help you beloved. They are out there, ready for you. Just pray and Jesus will send someone to you, even today, who can help you. If you have a bible, go to the gospel of John, about 2/3rds of the way through the bible, near the end of the bible rather than the front. John is in the New Testament. You will see in the New Testament, the gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are all good books to read, however, the book of John is the book that will help you best in the beginning of your new life as a believer in Christ, to really...I mean really get to know Jesus, the living Word, known from since the beginning of the world. OK. Begin to pray the Lord send you His angels to protect you and send you True believers in Christ to help you today.
I'll be back later today...the world is about to go into world war 3. So, do not put off any longer the need to get ready for the end of the end times beloved. First thing, get right with Jesus. Second, begin to pray to Jesus, ask Jesus to come into your life like never before. Read what is written in this website in previous days, and in the " Time is Short" page. Read the Gospel of John.
May the Peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua Messhiak be with you always. Mark
10/16/2016 " No one comes to the Father but by Me, through Me." John 14:6
Do you know what Jesus is really like? Have you spent time with Jesus in your closet today where no one else can see you worship or pray before Him? If you have, you were in the realm of the Kingdom of God and probably didn't even know it. You were within the Throne Room of the Most High God! You are a remnant of the chosen beloved!
Most Christians I have met since being saved by Jesus Christ in 1970, have never realized what Jesus meant by His statement, " I AM the Way, to the Father's realm." Most so called Christians have never really died to self to even begin to SEE Jesus as the WAY, or Jesus as the Truth or Jesus the Life. They have resisted the Holy Spirit every step of the Way in the deepest aspects of their lives, because for the love of sin, ( a slave to sin ) the love of pleasures and darkness, or what Jesus has shown in my past life, " Stinking thinking," means more in their lives more than what Jesus has to offer them in Eternal Life.
Many were taught to live a sinful lifestyle by the way their peers or parents life styles were. Did you know that most Christians couldn't tell you half of the Ten Commandments? That has not been a priority for them.
So, If Jesus says, " If you love me, obey my commandments," and you don't know what His commandments are, you haven't gotten to first base loving Jesus, plain and simple.
Becoming a born again Christian is impossible too beloved, without really knowing Jesus Christ. Really. We must be convicted in our heart and mind by the Holy Spirit of any sinful lifestyle, way before you become born again. If you even whence, or cringe at the thought of having to be born again to be saved for the assurance to go to heaven and not hell, you are not going to see heaven unless you have a change of heart soon.
Being Christian takes the power of the Holy Spirit living in you to change our lives and get us going down the right path that leads to the eternal Kingdom of God.
Being "A" Christian is much more than ACTING like a Christian. Acting like a Christian is easy, ( I know, I have been there,) acting like a Christian...that's phony, and God the Holy Spirit sees right through you, He exposes everyone who's bought into acting like a Christian just for the sake of being a social Christian along with all your other so called Christian friends in a phony powerless church that is lukewarm in all it does. That's living a lie if your Christianity is living only on Sunday for Jesus. Come on, you can do better. Let the compromise of sin in your life go!
Being a committed Christian is much more, and the most difficult thing for us to do in this life, especially in our modern world of conveniences and compromises that are so self inducing, to die to self and allow Jesus past the front door of our life. Here is where many Christians have learned to compromise with sin, to live in un-repented sin because it FEELS GOOD. It's very difficult to give up the FEEL GOOD for the TRUTH. The phony Christian has bought the lie, they don't believe they can sin with "grace" in our lives. Well, that's not true. Grace has nothing to do with habitual sin, Grace is another word for Holiness, and Holiness only comes from God in us. God and sin do not mix. If that's you, give up that lie. Get real. Get into your closet with God and come out cleaned by the blood of Jesus. Get real beloved.
God has shown me that most Christians have never allowed Jesus past the mail box to their homes, much less the front door. Here's a test...Do you find yourself complaining much?
Most Christians in this modern world, especially in America only allow Jesus to the screen door of their lives, but never through the threshold of the house of their life because they have not and will not given up sin in their lives. Satan has taught them well through a pastor or false teacher somewhere in their life and the lack of understanding the bible, if they even use the bible in grooming their life for Christ at all. Without a deep understanding of the Word of God, without a steady diet of the Word, the so called Christian becomes weak and falls easily into a life of careless sin and a simple empathetic life style, numb to the sensitivity of the Holy Spirit to change their heart or spirit life. Jesus must live on our life's throne, not self. That's the difference.
For example, the latest statistics show that 68% of Christian men are still frequent pornography viewers. That's just the tip of the ice burg. Our greatest sins as Christians are un-forgiveness of other's sins against us, sins of omission, not sharing the gospel with others. What about addictive drug use for recreation or habitual pain? Love of money, putting lust of power and money on your throne. Jesus said to " Love your enemies, pray for them, even lend to them." Love your parents, honor them. ( Most of the Christian world today doesn't know what honoring your parents even means, and it's not putting them in a retirement home when they get older."
Most Christians in the Western world, especially in the United States are " Lukewarm " Christians at best when it comes to obeying Jesus commands to us. If that's the case, we don't really love Jesus at all. And if sin weighs in more on the throne of our lives, you can forget Eternal Life with Christ in the Kingdom of God. That's a fact. If you find that you complain more than you praise God for everything, you probably don't know Jesus well enough to be walking with Him.
In the modern world, which touches every continent, every nation in the world today, there is an addiction to technological supremacy. Everything from a quiet dishwasher that you can't even hear as it automatically washes away your soiled dishes, to what we watch for entertainment to the car we desire to have or computer that rules our lives. Most people have to have at least a cell phone computer to feel alive today, for example.
Where I live in Alaska, USA, the desire for bigger and better is the god here, even among Christians, the idol of Alaskans...bigger pick up trucks that sound like semi trucks, bigger boats, bigger private planes, bigger houses, bigger and better and newer you name it... everything, stuff! Why? It's all about the satisfaction of the appetite of the flesh, power and supremacy over others around you, success is god to most Christians in Alaska and with it comes the love of money. This is Truth in Alaska, beloved. It sounds unbelievable, but that's what is happening in Alaska. It's sad. It's the love of money, personal success and stuff that is worthless in the Kingdom of God that people in this world love that drives most Christians in Alaska down the road that leads to hell.
The Problem with most Alaskan Christians is, in order to have all the big stuff to impress your friends who already have the big stuff, you have to sell your soul to a job that pays a big salary, which means less time with your family, your wife, your kids and with your Lord Jesus Christ. One will not even see the error in it all, because they don't see the sin of " Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods," which locks into the Christian's heart, even though the Holy Spirit has warned the believer that if they don't guard their heart, they will fall prey to the devil and his plan to destroy their life, the life of their wife and their kids in the process of being "Top Dog" in a dog eat dog world of darkness.
After the sin of satan anchors into their heart, lawlessness grows like gangrene through the heart and blocks out any ray of hope or the light of the Holy Spirit to discern what is wrong and what is right in one's life anymore. And once lawlessness reigns in one's heart, their love grows cold and when that happens, there is not much hope anymore for the soul of that 'ol believer.
The solution to getting out of this darkness? Realizing that you are in darkness. Jesus tells us the Truth every time, If we are with Him, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Truth will tell us, " we are wretched, pitifully miserable, blind and naked- totally dependent upon Jesus for our spiritual wealth, our spiritual righteousness and our spiritual sight to see Christ-our future with Christ forever." Revelation 3:17. Humble yourself in the sight of the LORD.
We must first pray that we become desperate for the "Living Water" of Christ to even begin to know Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life. We are exactly like the Samaritan woman at the well with Jesus when He said, I AM the water that will make you thirst no more. " John 4:14. We must get the Water of life " IN US" before we can experience the power of Christ working in our lives. There is no reality of Christ until He is in you, and that is the Truth, the only Way and the ONLY LIFE in Christ.
WAKE UP PEOPLE! If Christ is not " IN YOU " you do not know Jesus Christ, you are not saved. You do not love God, you just want " Fire insurance" from eternal hell fire that you will inherit anyway without Christ in you. Don't let the devil fool you any more with " I can have all the things of this world and the Kingdom of God too!" No you can't. God says, " NO YOU CAN'T. "
The flesh and the Spirit are exact opposite to each other. You have been tricked, lied to, mesmerized to believing the lie as the Truth, but the difference between the Spirit and the flesh is night and day. Get real! Get Jesus. Ask Jesus for help while there is still time. The hour is late and time is running out. WE ARE AT THE MIDNIGHT HOUR OF OUR LIVES BELOVED. Don't keep fooling yourself if you are surrounded by the things of this world and you don't have the seed of Christ in you.
Lord Jesus, I pray that we would all have the witness of You, the Great I AM in our hearts, reigning on the throne of our life. Help us to admit, we really don't know you. We have not kept you as the Lord of our lives. Help us Lord, to Know you and the power of your might. Help us to let go of our lives and trust you with our lives. Give us that water of Truth that will make us thirst no more, that will satisfy the desires of our heart. Help us to " Taste and See, the LORD is good." Bless us with your Water of Life Dear Jesus, in your name, amen.
10/14/2016 " God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were under the tyranny of the devil because God was with Him." Acts 10:38.
Our calling in Christ is the same. We have been chosen for such a time as these days! Amen! The world is full of gloom and doom, that's about all we hear from the " World media" now days. It's an epidemic that is world wide today, and the world is buying into it, hook, line and sinker as though that is all there is. The power of the enemy is fear. The world says, " FEAR, FEAR, FEAR !"
But our God, our Savior says, " For the Spirit of God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and a sound mind!" 2 Timothy 1:7. This is our calling card from the Holy Spirit. In the End Day Times, Jesus says, " And the Good News about the Kingdom of God will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it, and then the end will come." Matthew 24:14.
Beloved, we are almost there! If we are doing God's will, if we are being obedient to our calling, to the command of Our Lord Jesus, this is what we should be doing right now...preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God as a witness to the nations! If we are not looking forward to preaching the truth, that Jesus IS ruling the Heavens and the Earth already and has been since the beginning of time, we are not being a good witness to the promises of Christ for His followers and for the world at large.
If we don't have an alternative solution for the world, that is for what the world is proclaiming, " One world order, global unity, global economy..." we have fallen short of the glory of God. Man can not fix the world! Never has and never will. Only the creator of the world can fix it! Jesus. Colossians 1:1-28. How so you might ask?
The LORD is always the solution to our brokenness. If we will obey Jesus Christ, die to our own self agenda in this life, take up the Cross of Christ, recognizing that Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Father will come to us in the Spirit of God and plant the Seed of God the Holy Spirit in us, we will then duplicate what God intended for us in this life, to be a light of Christ, not a light for ourselves in this world. People are not impressed with what we can do. When we put Jesus on the throne of our lives, when we begin to live for His will, then God the Holy Spirit will grow in us and provide the light for those around us to see a difference in our lives that they will want, which is as Paul stated so many times, " it is Christ in me, my hope of Glory!" Colossians 1:27
I hope we are hearing the message of the Holy Spirit loud and clear. Jesus has given us all authority to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God to the world-"Jesus is Lord!" Jesus is King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. Jesus has been given all authority to rule over all things and Jesus has in turn said to us, " You now have the authority to go out and announce to the dying, sickly world that I, Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, the Great I AM is the answer for the world today!"
We do have all power and authority through the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ and the Father have put in us. God has put His Seed of God the Holy Spirit in us to make a difference where ever we go. Believe this beloved and go out now and be a witness to all the nations, right in your own back yard to start with, Amen! Out in your streets. In the supermarket, at school, at work, in your church.
We have an important election coming up in America in less than a month. Keep in mind as you pray about who you are voting for, it's not "who" you are voting for but "what" you are voting for beloved. There is a difference of NIGHT and DAY between the two candidates.
The who, will make the RIGHT- "what" happens. What and where are Americans today? What and where will we be tomorrow, a better America or continue going down hill. What do you think will happen in America if Clinton wins? What do you think "could happen" should Trump win?
If Clinton wins, do you think good will come out of her reign? More lies, more debt, more abortion and immorality from the White House? Or, will we become a better nation, religious freedoms increase, border security and revival of God's will, will spread throughout the land? God bless America! God Bless America, in Jesus Name, Amen.
My wife and I will vote for whom God tells us to vote. We are voting for Trump. He is the David that God is sending out to kill the giant. He may not have the best previous record in his past life as a saint, but who has the better record for doing good of the two? That doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out.
The Lord bless you with wisdom and knowledge, in Jesus name to do the right thing where ever you are today, in America, China, Ukraine, Russia, France, England, Mexico...where ever home is for you.
10/13/2016 " Enoch walked with God." Genesis 5:24.
Enoch knew God. He walked with God daily. He talked with God. Enoch had a relationship that was intimate with God, so intimate, "God took Enoch with Him, He was no more." Genesis 5:24.
Enoch had a very close intimate relationship with God. Enoch was so close to God, that God desired Enoch to always be with Him so He had Enoch brought up to Him, never to return back to the earth.
In these last days, we have this same opportunity to have a relationship with God. That relationship can be so intimate with God that God can and does "take us up with Him," in intimate moments that we can share with no one but God. We find this time with God so intimate, God will not allow us to share those intimate times with ANY ONE, except Himself. It requires a total dedication to the Lord, a full commitment of heart and mind without reservation.
This intimate relationship is possible for all of us who come before the mercy seat of our Heavenly Father, desiring a relationship with Jesus Christ, to be in the Holy of Holies with Christ in Heaven. ( See Ephesians 3.)
Walking with God is not so hard, what is hard is denying our self to the point we "CAN" walk with God. I like Oswalt Chambers take on "Walking with God" from yesterdays devotional. Check it out and meditate on what Oswalt Chambers is saying to us to help us to "draw close to the Lord" James 4:8.
As the world is passing away, we see that the treasures of the world are also passing away. Their value is worthless in the Kingdom of God compared to the promises of our Heavenly Father found in Christ Jesus. " We have all things in Christ Jesus!" Amen.
Let us strive to Walk with God each day and keep our focus on the Kingdom of God in us and all around us in the Heavenly Realms we have been called to. We Are Not of This World! I hope you understand what that means beloved.
Strive to walk with God today. I will. Not before Him. Not behind Him...but to walk with Him at the pace He would have us go.
May the Lord touch all those around you with the Light of the Holy Spirit whom dwells in your heart. May we have the mind of Christ as we give Jesus permission to transform our thinking into His in all we say and do today, to His Glory, in Jesus name, Amen. All Glory to God! Hallelujah!
10/12/2016 "And the Good News of the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached to the ends of the earth, the whole world, as a testimony to all the nations...and then the end will come." Matthew 24:14.
Beloved, when the very end comes, those times will be Glorious times! The Gospel of the Kingdom declares who the REAL King of the Heaven's and the earth really is, the CREATOR OF ALL LIFE, the Real Truth shall be declared which the whole world has NEEDED to hear! And then, " EVERY knee will bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord." Jesus Christ IS the King of Glory the whole world needs to hear!
When the end comes, it won't be a human that will save the world from all the turmoil the world experiences, which I might add that the world WILL experience a turmoil like never before. God's word says, that turmoil will be " like a turmoil the world has never seen since the beginning of creation, nor will it ever see any thing like it again, even to the end. And if those days had not been shortened, not even the elect...no one would be saved." Matthew 24:21, 22.
The relief the world will experience is in a final truth, the true revelation of Jesus Christ as the REAL Savior of the world. The Lord Himself will open the eyes of people through out the whole world! His display of being the only True God will melt all false teachings and religions of the world like wax, melted away to expose the Holiest of Holy. We will see Jesus Christ, the Messiah as He really is.
The world will realize the Power of God to save people of every tribe, every nation. Every world religion will seem more like child's play compared to Knowing Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Holiness of The Kingdom of God whom God the Father sent to the World to demonstrate His Love for the entire world. " And then, the Gospel of the Good News of the Kingdom of God will be preached throughout the entire, the whole world beloved... where the East meets the West, where the North meets the South, " Every Knee will bow, seeing with their very eyes the Glory of the Father which is found only in Christ Jesus. Yes, at that moment, we will all be made to see. God will demonstrate such power and Glory to the entire world that even all creation will cry out to the Lord in Joy, " Blessed is the Lamb that was slain! " All the heavens will declare the Glory of the Lord, once and for all to see.
I believe with all my heart, that when the time is right, which is not far off, every heart will come to the realization that Truly, at the Cross at Calvary, Jesus Christ did defeat the works of the devil, once and for all. Everything the devil has done and said will be exposed as the great LIE to the entire world and to those who followed the great liar, the father of lies for all those years.
Jesus message has always been to the world, " I did not come to the world to bring Peace, but a sword to divide the earth. No, I have come to divide people against each other." Luke 12:51,52, Matthew 10:34. " Then, those who endure to the end, will be saved..." Matthew 24:13, " Those who call out upon the name of the Lord will be saved! Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21, Romans 10:13.
We all have that chance to call out upon the Name of the Lord. If you know Jesus already as your Lord and Savior, then you know how important time is right now to pray. Pray the Lord will provide the desire in your life to do what ever it takes to obey Him right now, to spread the Gospel of the Good News where ever you are at that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world. The whole world is dying right now. Dying to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. There is little time left beloved, we are in those Last Days where each day we wake up and find we are still here, that means there is still time to declare Jesus to at least one more person, one more person needing to hear about Jesus Christ as Lord, as King of the one and only Kingdom of God.
We have our work cut out for us today. Be that light in your small corner of the world. Make a difference. Love your enemies. Pray for them to receive Christ as their savior too. The more we preach the Kingdom of God to a dying world, the closer the reality of Jesus Second Coming will be more evident! Just do it!
May the grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and give you Peace, in the name of Jesus Messiah, Amen!
10/11/2016 " In the Last Days, those who endure to the end will be saved." Matthew 24:13.
Those who endure to the end will be saved! To endure to the end...this sounds easy, but, it will be the hardest thing we will ever do in this day and age we are living in beloved. To endure to the end, we must, " desire to obey Christ, to Crucify our selves/ our worldly, fleshly, our God given rights daily...then, take up our cross with Christ and follow Him one day at a time." Then, as Paul says, " It is no longer I who lives, but Christ in me who lives!
As we deny our own RIGHTS to be treated fairly, that's when we will experience the heat getting turned up in our lives. In fact, Jesus says that after we make Him Lord of our life, we are no longer on the throne of our own life, but Jesus is. In other words, " Our life no longer belongs to us to do our will, but we belong now to Jesus, where by we accept His being Lord over our lives and we are to ONLY do His will...plain and simple. Can you do that?
We don't know what it really feels like until the heat gets turned up to the point when the "dross" of sin begins to rise to the top of the pot in our own lives. We might think we are doing good for Jesus until someone or some situation comes along and we are crushed by injustice, or persecution or just plain hatred by others for "Just" being a follower of Christ. In some Christian churches, the minute you leave the church doors, if you even mention the name of Jesus at Breakfast after church, your own church people will look at you as though you are odd. That's a fact. If you bring up anything that resembles "Church talk," talking about relationship with Christ...you might find yourself thrown out of the table conversation. That is personal persecution by your own brothers and sister. It happens all the time! I've been there.
Most of us don't know persecution. Most of us don't know injustice like others have experienced. Both are a very distinct part of our American culture today. Maybe not like persecution in other times and places, but, anytime people deny Christ in their everyday talk, there is persecution of Christians.
The people in Stalin's Russia; women, children, older people as well as the men of the old Russia suffered so at the hands of Stalin's regime. And what about the people in Western Europe under Hitler's dictatorship? I can't imagine what they went through. In both, you did not causually talk about your faith, Jesus or anything godly or you could be arrested and thrown in prison. We've all seen documentaries or photos of the carnage in western Europe...what do we know. Or, the slaves from Africa and how they were treated coming over to the Americas.
No, we don't know just how hard it really is to just stay alive in our faith when the heat gets turned up all around us and we can't find one friend to talk to about even our own struggles with our faith.
Jesus is always there. He says, " I will never leave you nor forsake you." Even in His silence, He is still there. We must continue to live by faith beloved. Jesus never leaves us! That is a promise. We can and must endure to the end. With Christ, all things are possible...but, we must become less, even nothing, and He must become greater in our lives before the light really begins to shine through us. We must be heated up so hot that we become as transparent as crystal glass! Then the light within us will shine out to draw others to our Blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We can always pray, beloved. "Pray in the Spirit in ever opportunity, " Paul tells us. If we pray, things really do change all around us. " Draw close to me and I will draw close to you." James 4:8. That is a promise we know will always be true. That is our Father God's True Heart!
" Well done, good and faithful servant." That is what we all desire to hear from Jesus, our Lord. Endure to the end beloved, endure your hardship to the end.
10/10/2016 " Do not be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both the soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28, Luke 12:4,5. " Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment." Proverbs 9:10.
"Only the fool says in his heart, " There is no God." They are corrupt, their actions are evil, not one of them does good! " Psalms 14:1.
Just how far do the corrupt, the wicked, really think they will get once their body is gone? God hates the wicked with a passion. ( Psalm 11:5 )
You might be saying to yourself, " How can God be this way? I thought He was loving to all? " He is. God is Love. He has poured out His Holy Spirit upon all men, ( Joel 2:28), but not all men/women respond to God's Love. Jesus said, " If you love me, you will obey my commands." John 14:13, 23.
We see in the Holy Scriptures that when people compromise with the devil, the devil being as ferocious as a lion waiting for one to devour, the devil will in one bite, devour that soul with corruption. They are then blinded by the darkness of satan, by the way they think, their character and even the desires of their heart are always tainted with evil and wickedness. This is the curse of sin, Deuteronomy 28:15-68.
Look, "God's desire is that none should perish, but that ALL should have eternal life through Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 3:9. When you look through out the world today, those nations that are perishing are the godless nations who do not recognize The Lord Almighty or Jesus Christ whom God has sent. They are pagan nations. You look around the world and the hopeless are those who live in endless sin, who only know the god of this world and worship only him. It's not that the Holy Spirit only falls on the good, no, in fact Jesus says that God the Father causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. ( Matthew 5:45) God Loves all His creation whether they believe in Him, worship him or not. That's why Jesus says, " Love your enemies and Pray for those who persecute you!" Matthew 5:44.
If we would obey Jesus, loving our enemies and praying for them, we would show Jesus we Love Him. We could help make a difference in the world rather than just talk about it.
"What you do to the least of these, you do unto me!" Matthew 25:40. Jesus, in His darkest moment when facing the Cross at Calvary cried out, " Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!" Luke 23:34.
We are so close to the end brothers and sisters. Very, very difficult times are already upon us. We do not have much time left before it will be too late for the lost. If we don't start loving the lost, and I'm guilty for not loving my enemies too, we will dishonor our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. If we Love Him, we will do as He has commanded us to. If we all do our part, Love our enemies and pray for them, Jesus will come sooner than we expected. And that is good! No one person on earth can save us, no government, no religion, no one except our precious Lord Jesus. He is the only One, the Holy One who has the power. Jesus defeated satan at the cross for those who believe in Him. That is why Jesus came to the earth, " To defeat the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8 )
Those who do not believe will be going to hell! That's most of the world population right now! We have our work cut out for us, one person, one soul at a time.
I promise to do better, in fact, I promise to do the best I can to love my enemies and pray for them with Jesus help, for them to come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father who sent Jesus as the Savior of the world, " For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Son, so that whosoever believes in Him should have everlasting life!" John 3:16. That is a promise from God our Father!
So yes, there is still time for those loved ones of ours who do not know God's Love through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. They are ripe for the harvest. Pray the angels will come to their rescue, in Jesus name, amen. We pray for Godly dreams of Jesus to the lost, Father God, to all unbelievers in the world as a witness of your Love, in Jesus name, amen. Mark
10/09/2016 " I want to remind you that in the last days there will be scoffers who will laugh at the truth and do every evil thing they desire. They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the Word of His command, and He brought the earth up from the water and surrounded it with water. Then He used the water to destroy the world with a mighty flood. And God has also commanded that the heavens and the earth will be consumed by fire on the day of judgment, when ungodly people will perish. " 2 Peter 3:3-7.
This sounds like a pretty serious ending to the world story. As I recall, Jesus said, " if those days were not shorted, no one would survive. " Matthew 24:22, Mark 13:20.
So today, people of the earth, " if they go to church, just go along playing happy church, everything is alright today, don't worry about a thing, things will get better, just you wait and see. History is just repeating itself." Hmmmm. Really. I mean, Really? Is that really what you believe? Be careful of your light of truth if that is what you think or are persuaded to think. Be not deceived! "And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!" Matthew 6:23.
I have been following the events of the world very closely and what the prophets have prophesied from the Lord concerning the end time days for a very long time, back to when I got saved in 1970.
Four years after I met Jesus, when Jesus first came into my life, I had an incredible vision of the VERY LAST DAYS! It caught me totally by surprise. I was just getting use to being a happy Christian when suddenly, the Holy Spirit gave me a stark awakening, I realized life was not what I had thought it should be.
I believed after I had this vision of the last days and still believe to this day, that Jesus will come back to the earth in His Second Coming in my/OUR lifetime. Not that I am so special, but, because of this revelation of "we are in the last days," from Jesus, I hope that I can get the word out to as many people as I can that GOD IS FOR REAL, just like the bible says He is for real. And if God is for real, then everything in the bible is exactly as He says it is and will be. Make NO MISTAKE, God will not be mocked !
So, if God IS for real beloved, we MUST be for real. We need Jesus in our lives to be real, that is the bottom line. If you have any doubts in your relationship with Christ, you need to consider that you really don't have a relationship of Truth with Jesus Christ. Let's just hold that thought for now, that maybe your relationship is not what it could be with our Lord Jesus Christ and read on about the revelation vision Jesus showed me of the last days:
I had never heard or seen Peter's vision of the last days as described in 2nd Peter 3: 3-7, before this vision I received of the last days, so the first time I was aware of what Peter saw in the last days, needless to say, my jaw hit the ground ! The vision I had was as similar to Peter's description of the Judgment Day, but yet quite different.
At the time of the vision I had of the last days, in 1974, I lived in Seattle, Washington, USA. I often worked in down town Seattle, in the midst of tall skyscrapers there, including the famous Space Needle built for the 1960 World's Fair. At the time of the vision I had of the Last Days, I had gone to Eastern Washington for a couple of weeks where I was a boys camp councilor at Mazama Bible Camp. The year was 1974 and the vision went like this:
" There were what seemed like millions of huge fire balls falling everywhere from the thick darkened sky, as they exploded to the ground, onto tall and short buildings alike in the middle of a city. The sky was as dark as night, but, it was during the middle of the day. I knew it was the middle of the day because I was standing in the middle of a street in a city just like down town Seattle, as thousands of people were running through the streets screaming in terror for their lives as the fire balls were striking nearly everywhere.
The huge fire balls, about the size of basketballs, were striking the earth, some hitting people and killing many of them left and right all around me. People were laying dead or dying, groaning in pain all over the place. In some areas, the bodies were stacked on top of each other, like stacked cord wood. Most of the people were on fire, burning up. The horrific screaming of these thousands of people was a deafening sound, it was so loud and earie. I said to the Lord, "can't you stop this? The Lord said to me sorrowfully, "NO, this must take place but it will soon be over. "
That vision was so clear and sorrowful. I remember weeping for the thousands of people dying all around me, as I felt so terrible, so sad for their loss. What was so sad about their loss was their fate was preventable. They had many chances, even right up to the end to turn from their wicked ways, but they chose to enjoy their own evil and wicked passions right up to the very end. Most of them even mocked God, saying " If there was a god, why doesn't he do something to stop the people from being so evil. "God doesn't care if we are evil and sin, his grace will cover all our sins, so we can go on sinning with no fear."
Then the end of the vision. " And God has commanded that the heavens and the earth will be consumed by fire on the day of judgment, when the ungodly people will perish." 2 Peter 3:3-7.
You can clearly see in 2 Peter chapter 3 that God has given the people of the earth more than plenty of time to repent and turn from their wicked ways. Even the Holy Spirit has convicted them of their sin, but they still refuse to change from their wicked ways because they love their wicked ways more than they want to love God. For this reason, " God has them thrown into the ever lasting Lake of Fire with the devil and all his evil co-horts, Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:15
This is the GREAT and TERRIBLE DAY of the LORD, JUDGMENT DAY. A day of great joy for the few who belong to Christ now, and a very sad day for the MANY who have chosen to do their own thing without God while here on earth, even after so many warnings from God. Beloved, if this doesn't motivate you to tell others you know, like your own spouse, kids, siblings, neighbors and co-workers, and an endless list of others that need to take serious the days we are in! We are all in need of Jesus to come soon and we should be praying so.
If you have any doubts if you are saved, doubts that your name might not be on the Lambs book of life, not sure you will be going to heaven when you die, ask Jesus Christ right now to be the Lord of your life. " It is God's will that none should perish, but that everyone should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9.
" But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.
10/07/2016 During the Last Days, " People will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, ungrateful, considering nothing sacred." 2 Timothy 3:2.
The Last Days are becoming very difficult already because people in the world in general have distanced themselves so very far from God. They have distanced themselves from even knowing what Holiness of God even means, much less knowing God's Holiness through Jesus Christ, His Righteousness and even the God's hope for us in the future, to be "With Christ forever in Heaven. Jesus promised He would go and prepare a place for us, this is just one of His promises." Jesus said, " a time will come that because of the increase in unrighteous living, the increase in sin in the world, the increase in lawlessness, the love of MANY will grow cold. " Matthew 24:12
Paul says to Timothy in 2 Tim. 3:2, in the last days, "People will be so proud of themselves, they will really believe they don't need God any more to tell them what is right and what is wrong. " Their consciences will become seared, numb to what is the right and what is wrong. When the majority of people and the leaders in the world don't know right from wrong, chaos becomes the new normal in all people's lives, Believers in Christ and non-believers. Today, most Christians and their leaders believe that the Word of God " Does not all apply," to them any more. They simply cease to believe any more in God's Word to be taken literally because they have allowed themselves to be deceived by the devil to believe their ways, their solutionsare as good as Gods.
10/06/2016 " For people will love ONLY THEMSELVES AND THEIR MONEY. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, ungrateful, considering nothing sacred." 2 Timothy 3:1-2.
Oswalt Chambers pointed out in yesterday's Daily Devotional that when sin entered into the human nature of the first man, sin was not immorality or wrong doing. Sin entered into the human nature through a want and desire to have our own rights, " to be our own god." This is the nature of satan, Lucifer.
Human nature allowed the " seed of satan," to enter into our spirit. That's why it is so important for us to be " born again" John 3:5, to be born of water and the Holy Spirit, otherwise we can not be saved according to Jesus. We must recognise the need for the " seed " of Almighty Father and the seed of Christ to enter into our spirit through the Holy Spirit so that we become born of the Spirit, a life changing event in our life, a Supernatural event as Jesus tells us in John 14:23.
Without this Supernatural event in our lives of being born again taking place, the nature of Lucifer, which entered into the human race through the one man Adam in the Garden of Eden, the seed of Lucifer continues to only love one's self, make money a god, live a boastful and proud life, scoffing the one True God, being ungrateful and considering nothing sacred. All of these character traits, starting with "only loving one's self " through "considering nothing sacred," are all character traits of Lucifer. The seed of Lucifer causes the/our human nature to be enslaved to the seed of Lucifer, which is the natural of man to live an uncontrolled life of habitual sins of pride until he is born again.
What Paul was telling Timothy was that a time is coming in the very distant future when men will turn away from God ( The Great Falling Away from God) and follow after their own evil, wicked desires, creating a perilous, very difficult time like never before through out the entire world. Paul wanted Timothy to know that when that happens off in the distant future times, then the end times, the last of the last days are nearer than one might think, when Jesus will appear in His Second Coming! This is the same sign Jesus told His disciples to look for in Matthew 24, "that because sin would be on the increase, ( or lawlessness as some translations say,) the love of most would grow cold." Matthew 42:12. That is where we are right now world wide. Ask most people you know, or go out on the street and ask people randomly, "Are you born again?" Most people have no idea what you are talking about. Most people do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Few people are born again, thus, the love of many has grown cold.
What can we do? Pray for others. Pray for your own family members who do not know Christ. Tell them if they are not born again, thier chances of eternal life in Heaven are not possible. That is what Jesus says in John 3:5. Everyone must be born in the spirit. Without being born in the spirit with the seed of the Holy Spirit, we are only born of the flesh. The fruit of the flesh is sin, and the wages of sin is eternal death. If you are not born of the Holy Spirit, the Lord says, not Mark Conway, the Lord says "the Lake of Fire will be your eternal home. " You don't want that for any one do you?
To be born again, all we need to do is realize that Jesus must be the Lord of your life and not satan as he has been before you are born again. Confess out loud to the Lord Jesus that you sinned and have been a sinner before now. Tell Jesus you are sorry for your many sins, and He will forgive you of all your sins. Then, if you ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life, knowing that your life will belong to Jesus from here on out to do His will and not your own, you are ready to say out loud, " Jesus, come into my life now. Send the Holy Spirit of God into my life now, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, AMEN !
Now pray the Lord will bring to you born again Christians. Tell them what you have just done. Finally, right now, thank Jesus Christ for your NEW life in the Spirit. Thank Jesus for dying for your sins on the Cross at Calvary, once and for all. Lift your hands to Heaven and rejoice for your new life. Get someone to help you learn the bible. Find a good church through your new born again friends. May the Lord always be with you, thank you Jesus for eternal life and Love through Jesus Christ, amen.
What we need now more than ever beloved is more born again Christ believers! Matthew 24:14 says that" when the Good News of the Kingdom of God is preached throughout the entire world as a witness to the nations, then Jesus Christ will come." This is the second coming beloved. "Come Lord Jesus Christ, Come!"
Let us pray, "Come Lord Jesus, Come!" I pray the Lord would not let us hinder His Second Coming because we did not pray that He should come soon. Jesus Second Coming is what the world needs now. We are spinning so out of control right now, there is no other need than Jesus Christ in control of the out of control world today. Man can not and will not fix the world as it is today. " Open our eyes to see you Lord Jesus, in your name we pray, Amen. Mark
10/05/2016 " In the last days will be very difficult times. For people will love ONLY THEMSELVES and THEIR MONEY. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, ungrateful, considering nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving, they will slander others, and have no self-control." 2 Timothy 3:1-3.
Paul's letter to Timothy, who was at the church in Ephesus, Turkey ( Asia Minor), was at a very volatile time in early church history. The second letter Paul wrote to Timothy, was written some time around ad. 64 or 65 at the latest. When writing the 2nd letter to Timothy, Paul was in prison in Rome.
The Romans were persecuting the Christians of the day back then beyond any persecution most of us could ever imagine. It was very " difficult times," back then, as Paul reminds Timothy in Chapter 2 of his second letter to him and the church in Ephesus, and I'm not talking about difficult times because people were being laid off, the economy was necessarily poor, although that could have been too. Let's get a little background of what difficulty the early church was going through at that time in 65 AD.
According to church historians and from the writings of Paul, there were "Many" false teachers of the gospel back in those days who were capitalizing on the young Christian church. These false teachers were very powerful people who thought nothing of turning over the True leaders of the church to keep them from exposing their anti Christ agendas. They would contact the Romans who were looking for Christian leaders such as Paul, to throw into prison.
The false teachers were using the gospel of Christ to worm their way into people's hearts, using the people's desire to become Christians for the Kingdom of God, by telling them what their itching ears wanted to hear for the false teacher's own profit. The culture of people back then was pagan, saturated with immorality. They had trouble enough trying to understand what God was asking them to give up to be a True Christian. Many of the false prophets and teachers of that day were taking many of the Christian's money or property for their own. Some of the popular false teachers, such as Nicolas, headed a Christian sect for the sole purpose of acquiring sexual immorality from the young Christians, allowing the immoral practices of their former pagan rituals, ( Rev. 2:6,15)
So, imprisonment for being a Christian by the Romans, was just one persecution Christians faced in those days. It was very easy for the non believers of that time to be miss led by false teachers teaching false doctrine, "doctrines of demons " since there was little written documentation at the time, more word of mouth teachings of the disciples and Paul to the early church, plus Paul's early letters to the church before his death in Rome.
When Paul warned Timothy that in the end times, the Last Days, there would be difficult times also known as Perilous times or Tribulation times, Paul was talking about a time in the very distant future that would be nothing like the difficulty of what was happening back then.
I believe that since those days, what makes the days we are in today fit more into the timetable of the second coming of Christ has to do with Israel becoming a nation in 1948. Because of this single event, Israel becoming a nation in 1948, everything since then has been a count down to the second coming of Christ. I have much more to share in future journals or our bible study on the end time/Last days, so keep in touch beloved. We are living in glorious times as we keep our eyes on Jesus, Pray constantly in the Spirit and continue to go cover ourselves in the Word of God, drawing close to the Lord and He will draw close to you. Oh Happy Days are here beloved! Look up for our Redemption is drawing neigh!
10/04/2016 " Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not aggravate your children or they will become discouraged." Colossians 3:19,20,21. " Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction, ( LOVE ), that comes from the Lord. " Ephesians 6:4.
Last night, I attended one of our community's Men's Christian fellowship meetings. For our fairly small community, there was a good turn out of men there. It was evident that most of the men attending were there because they felt the need to draw closer to the Lord. There was a "NEED," not a want. There is quite a difference between need and want. In the spirit, a need "SCREAMS OUT!" In a want, we might only raise our voice a little, but not with desperation as in a need. For example, we need air to breath or we begin to suffocate, we begin to die. You get my point.
The need that resonated with all of the men last night was, " how do we reach out and give the young men what God wants them to receive that will touch their hearts and make a difference in their lives ? " That is HUGE beloved. The fact that we even discussed this issue last night, meant this is a big thing to the Lord right now, in the world right now. How do we minister to the young men today Lord?
WOW ! 1 Peter, chapter 5 is a good start beloved. Read it right now.
We can't magically wave a wand and fix people. What the young men are looking for in the older men in the community has to be something real, Truthful and Supernatural. They are looking for the tangible Love, the LIFE changing Love that comes from our Heavenly Father, the Father of all Lights that is Jesus Christ Himself. Peter says that basically, we as elders can only share what we have that is real within us. That realness with in us is Jesus Christ, expressed through His Love, His Truth, His Life REALLY living in us. Either we have the Love of Jesus living in us for real or we are faking it. If we are faking it, the young men will move on, they can tell when there is nothing real from Jesus, no supernatural power of Living Life of Christ there. Don't try to fool others beloved. GET THE REAL JESUS IN YOUR LIFE FIRST, then help the youth find Jesus through your genuine Love and concern for them.
Jesus is the only TANGIBLE way to the Kingdom of God, where we will find the Love of our Heavenly Father in the Holy of Holies. Until we step into the realm of the Holy of Holies, our lives will remain the same. But once we experience the Holy of Holies through Jesus Christ, we are transformed into NEW people, Just as our Heavenly Father has always wanted for us to be. "Care for the flock of God entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly- not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don't lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your GOOD EXAMPLE. And when the Head Shepherd comes, your reward will be a never ending share in His glory and honor. You young men, accept the authority of the elders." 1 Peter 5:1-5. Study 1 Peter 5 today, all of God's precious words are in these short passages for us today.
Finally today, a final thought, Just as Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:10-30, What she was looking for in her stagnate life was a deep thirsting within her heart for real LIFE, that would quench her thirst forever. Jesus said in short, " I am what you have been looking for in life woman. I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life. I can give you that water that will make you thirst no more!"
The Love and Peace of Jesus Christ flow through you today to fill the hearts of those around you who are hurting. Jesus loves YOU. Love your wife...Mark
10/03/2016 " The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of satan, displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing."
2 Thessalonians 2:9,10. Paul tells us that in the last days, the Lord will allow a lawless leader to come into power who will deceive as many people in the world as will follow him. This leader will be led by satan himself.
This sounds like something out of a sci-fy novel, but it is the truth. Read the whole account in 2 Thessalonians, 2nd chapter. Read the whole chapter not just once, but over and over until you get it. If you have more than one translation of the bible, it could help you get a better idea of what Paul is saying here.
The Thessalonian Church had some false teachers spreading false doctrine and teachings stating Jesus had already come the second time. The people were confused, maham and confusion was spreading like wildfire among the Christians. It sounded much like the church today. Read 2nd Thessalonians 2nd chapter for a clearer, better understanding. Why would God send a deceiving power to the people? Does that seem like the God we all know or does it? How well do you know God? That is a HUGE question today. We need to know our God, our Heavenly Father.
We have talked about Deuteronomy 28:15-68. We know about the Great Flood. Sodom and Gomorrah. When God's people forsake Him, when they turn their backs on Him and sin for the sake of sinning, when they "perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved...
For this reason Godsends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness." 2nd Thessalonians 2:10-12.
10/02/2016 " There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-having a form of godliness but denying it's power. Have nothing to do with such people! " 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
Does this prophesy of Paul sound ANYTHING like todays world? If even half of these descriptive characteristics sound like today, we are in those days that Paul wrote to Timothy about that would happen in the Last Days beloved.
To me, it is very clear that we are in the last days from this one scripture alone, not to mention the many, many other prophesies that clearly state we are in the last days. I don't even have to think twice to see that what Paul was telling Timothy was, you don't have to worry yet, we are not even close to the last days until we see all of these things happening in the church and the world. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 states very plainly the issues we face in todays society in America and much of the Western world.
There are just a few of the characteristics that really trouble me that I see in our world today, especially in much of the youth nearly every day, as I am an educator in the public schools.
First off, I do understand that in the United States alone, over half of families in the United States only have one parent, usually only the mother. I came from such a family. I saw my father nearly every day, coming or going from the house but never staying long enough to talk to the children, to say " Hi, how are you doing, " or most of the time to say anything at all to us because he kept himself so busy, unlike many fatherless children in the United States who never saw their fathers, who never even knew what their fathers looked like.
My father was just never around to spend time with me or the other children in our family. I needed him to be in my life, but to me , he didn't seem to care about me or what I needed. I found myself separated from my father by a world that I never really knew. My biggest regret was that I didn't get the chance for time and training from my father that would have kept me from being in trouble much of my youth. I don't hold that against my father at all now. We were able to reconcile later in our lives, to find the love of God together in our lives, which I am so greatful for to our Lord Jesus. I found much of what I missed from my father later on that really helped me in my own healing, my father's love. Thank you Jesus!
But many good lives have been scared or really messed up without their father's love. Children have suffer so much today without their father ever around. My heart goes out to those who have had to suffer so. And, of course there are the fathers who are lost to war or occupational death. I would say to you now if this is you, be thankful to the Lord your God He has not forgotten you or what you have gone through. Your lives have always been very precious to Him. It was necessary for these things to happen to you, trust the Lord beloved. By these things happening to you, what was meant for evil will be turned into good. Your rewards will be even greater in Heaven because you have endured with the Lord Jesus through this time of trouble.
Even so, getting back to our bible lesson here, this accounts for some of the disruptive behavior of many of the children today that we see in Paul's letter to Timothy. What Paul is stating in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 doesn't matter what the cause may be, He is just stating the facts that, "during the last days, there will be terrible times, perilous times." And you will know that the world/we are in those last days because of how people will behave...(see 2 Timothy 3:1-5.)
Deuteronomy 28, verses 15-68 tells what God will do to a nation that forsakes God. What God says to the nation who forsakes Him, is that He will curse that nation with all of these curses mentioned in Deuteronomy 28:15-68.
The ruler/rulers of the nation is all that is needed to forsake the Lord and force their nation to obey their godless rulings to bring on the curses of Deuteronomy 28:15-68 upon that nation. In other words beloved, a country such as the United States, whom it's government rulers have turned their backs on God and His laws for the land, the rulers have crossed over the line God said not to cross over.
The United States of America has breached the decree between God and the land, the nation, because the ruler/s disregarded the curses that God said He will put on the land of America for turning away from Him. Has the United States of America crossed over the line to break the decree of covenant between God and the people of the land? Yes. We have systematically been replacing God's laws with men's laws for many years now. In my life I have seen the government take prayer out of the public schools in the '60's, abortion in the '70's made legal and the increase in lawlessness from then up to the present. Top leaders in US Government have simply disregarded the Word of the Lord God Almighty.
How can this be? 2 Thessalonians 2 tells how this can be. Read it for yourselves beloved. Basically Paul tells us that satan has been allowed by God to preach a lie through a deceiving power that He has allowed, so that those who believe the lie would be " Condemned who have not believed the Truth, but have delighted in unrighteousness and wickedness instead." 2 Thess. 2:3-12.
WOW ! This is a lot to take in today. Please pray about all this, you need to be informed about what has been going on for some time now, way before any of us came along and it will continue to get even worse in the near future beloved. Pray that God's will be done on earth as it is in Heaven, just as the Lord's Prayer teaches us to pray, " Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who have trespassed against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil...for Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory for ever and ever, AMEN ! Glory to God beloved. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness in Christ Jesus and all these things will be added to us. You have been given all Power through the authority in Christ Jesus to go out into the world now, and make a difference. That's our calling. Now go do your part today, for the glory in the Name of JESUS CHRIST.
9/30/2016 " All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you ALWAYS, even to the END OF THE AGE ! " Matthew 28:18-20.
To those of us who are committed to Jesus Christ for the rest of our life here on earth to do His will above anything else in our lives, over our own will, we are commanded to submit to this " Great Commission " of Christ's will to answer our calling. Our answer is " YES LORD, HERE I AM TO DO YOUR WILL, NOT MINE."
We who are in Christ Jesus have been given all authority to carry out this Great Commission of Christ's without hesitation. We who belong to Christ cannot bock, hesitate for even a second, to answer our call in one way or another while facing God's quest for us to "Use the authority of Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit given to all Born Again Christians to "Do Good," in the Kingdom of God.
There are divine appointments our there beloved, all around us where people are hanging in the balances about to become over taken by the enemy, crying out to the Lord, " If you are real God, you see me right now and the trouble I'm in, please send someone to help me right now. " If you are the one God is calling to stop right where you are, look around you for someone who needs your help, and then react without hesitation, You are just who God is counting on in these last days.
Don't forget for one moment that satan is also out there counterfitting all the time a response to everything the Holy Spirit is doing. Satan and his evil spirits and demons along with millions of fallen angels are out to destroy all things good that come from the Holy Spirit that point to the wonderful Kingdom of God in Christ Jesus. We have been given authority to come against all these evil deeds of satan that would normally stop other well meaning Christians from doing God's will. The difference between us and the well meaning Christians is you should know by now, you have been given authority of Christ to take charge of wiping out any strongholds of the devil laid out against you.
As our battle continues on, we receive our strength from Christ in us, not of ourselves. Do you see the importance of Christ working through us rather than God doing it all by Himself? He could, but He would rather see us do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Beloved, start using the AUTHORITY OF CHRIST in you to defeat the devil in your life and in the lives around you that are struggling. By doing this you will bring great glory to Christ.
9/29/2016 " Yes, Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel..." 1 Corinthians 9:16. Paul the apostle understood the calling of Christ to preach the gospel to everyone everywhere as he went out into the world to preach the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He knew his calling from knowing Jesus so intimately in his own life.
Paul did not know all of God's full plans for the Kingdom of God on the earth, as far as the exact time line in history when Jesus Christ would return, but he knew that one day Jesus would return to the earth to gather up all His followers and disciples at the Second Coming at the end of the age. Paul knew the end of the very last days when Jesus ' prophesy of the " Good News of the Kingdom of God would be preached to the four corners of the earth so that all nations would hear the gospel, and then the end would come, that Jesus would appear." Matthew 24:14. Paul knew that all devoted remnants of Christ's Church would not be caught surprised when that day came upon them, that they would be prepared not only for hard times, but to help the lost find Jesus for salvation in their lives.
If Paul had not been obedient to His calling with Christ, what do you think would have happened with Paul ?When Jesus calls us, it's because He has chosen us to do His will on the earth, and in some cases as with Paul, Paul's obedience was paramount in the salvation of millions of God's people over the ages, even in us hearing the Good News of Jesus Christ, up to today.
I really like the devotional reading today from Oswalt Chamber's, My Utmost For His Highest. It really reflects on our committment to Jesus and the Kingdom of God, even today. God speaks to all of us each day in different ways. Oswalt Chambers was blessed with a powerful ministry that continues to be effective even to people of this day through the power of the "timeless" Holy Spirit working through his teachings.
We ALL have a calling from Christ. John 15:16 says, " We did not choose Christ, but He chose us to bear fruit and to bear fruit in abundance." Just as Paul was called to preach the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we too have been called in like manner to " Imitate Christ " just as Paul has imitated Christ. This is all possible through the power of the Holy Spirit living in us. We are all called in season and out to preach the gospel of the Good News of the Kingdom of God to help usher in second coming of Jesus to the ears of all nations of the world. That should be our constant prayer also for all Christians everywhere to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to preach the Good News of the KINGDOM OF GOD to all nations, in the name of Jesus, for His names 's sake. " Then, every knee will bow and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! "
Beloved, we must never become stagnet, never belittle our calling to spread the Gospel of Jesus to the four corners of the world, not even for one day, one hour or one minute. Would you mind being the person that God sent out to touch one life and lead them to Jesus and then miss that person making it into the Kingdom of Heaven because you didn't feel like it that one day, one hour or one minute of your day?
I like the old saying, " Many hands make quick work!" Which means if we all do our part Spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ each day as we are called to do, Jesus will come sooner than we first thought and we can all go on living forever in the Kingdom of God. I really look forward to spending all eternity with Christ my Lord, Our Heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit and ALL of the saints, just like you and me, thanks be to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! Praise Jesus Holy name.
Blessings in Christ our Lord, amen.
9/28/2016 " And who knows whether you have not come to the Kingdom for such a time as this? " Ester 4:14.
This is one of my favorite scriptures of all time from the Old Testament books. Like many examples of men and women of God from the Old and New Testament books, right up to even today, God has placed supernatural character in individuals to make a difference in the world today. God is constantly taping us on the shoulder, saying, " it's your turn now. I'm calling you out for the job at hand."
We were not an accident to just happen to be alive right now. In God's realm, we all were created for such a time as this. As we answer God's call to be useful in the Kingdom of God TODAY, we realize, OK God, what do you want me to do? I'm willing, just what do you want me to do?
God the Father has a very special duty for you, a reason, a special purpose specifically for you for this day. We have all been called to join the Army of God, to be special forces warriors, soldiers. There is a very special calling today for all of us. The calling is to deliberately, without reservation, ask Jesus to be the Lord of our life, ask forgiveness for our many sins if you haven't already and receive God the Father's gift of Eternal Salvation because of what Jesus has done for all of us, paying the price for our sins at the Cross of Calvary.
If you have done this, ask your heavenly Father for the Holy Spirit to come and posses your heart. To be your life long helper in the rest that you will do in the Kingdom of God here on earth. With the Holy Spirit, Christ's Spirit living in you, you will have the supernatural power of God the Holy Spirit living in you, enabling you to do the things that were impossible for you to do before. " With Christ , All things are possible. " Now, the real work begins:
Like any organized company one is hired on to work for, before you start your job, you have training you have to go through. Our training comes from the Holy Spirit beloved. Knowing who you are working for is your number one training session. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Holy Savior of the entire world, that is who we are working under and for.
We have a few things we need, to understand before we begin training.
1. A good study Bible. A study bible has commentaries, a bible concordance toward the back to help you find verses in the bible. There are a number of good bibles, a modern language that you speak is very important, either a New King James, NIV or New Living Translation are a few good examples. If you have never read the bible before, turn to the middle half, about 3/4 through the thickness of the bible now, to the Book of John. Begin with chapter 1 and read all the way through the Book of John. If you have never read the bible before, you will find it very hard to consentrate, so at first you will only be able to read a few verses at a time on your own, unless you pray for help from the Holy Spirit to protect you from distracting thoughts and negitive voices you may hear while trying to read the Holy Scriptures. This will be your first battle in the spirit realm, so get use to it.
2. A bible concordance where you can look up bible verses, or use Google as your bible concordance.
3. A daily prayer life with God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. A time alone, in private, where you can just talk to Jesus, the Father and Holy Spirit by yourself privately. If you have never done thisbefore, just begin by talking to Jesus Christ in an open conversation with something like, " Ok Jesus, here I am. Thank you for dying for my sins. I don't really know you yet, but I want to. You know me better than I know myself. Please help me to develope a relationship with you, in Jesus name, amen."
4. Being a disciple of Christ. Dying to self, self interests, forsaking idols of the past, committment of life to Jesus forever with no holes bared and willing to die for the Kingdom of God, Jesus Christ.
Before we can even fill out the application of being a disciple of Christ, we need to know how Jesus wants the application to be filled out. Our first instructions come from Mark10:21 Read this devotional for today from Oswalt Chambers, bookmark Utmost, and continue to read my Utmost for His Highest each day or as often as you can.
This should give you a good start as a warrior for Christ. Oh, I almost forgot the most important thing...get into a good fellowship with other Christian Warrior Believers. They are hard to find. Pray and ask Jesus to lead you to where He wants you to start. You must have a good spiritual mentor. This is very important my friend, very important. You will not be able to survive as a " LONE RANGER". You are meant to be a team member. Now, go with the Lord Jesus and prosper in His Word.
9/27/2016 " For Jesus knew what was in man's heart..." John 2:25. Jesus knew that this man was an impulsive thinker, one of the "want-to-Bees." He just wanted Jesus to think he would follow him, but he only said " I will follow you no matter where you go," to impress Jesus for the moment. He really had no intention to follow Jesus.
I asked Jesus to help me in a relationship when I first became a Christian. I said something like, " If you will help me win this girls heart, I will do anything you ask me to do for the rest of my life! " Nothing happened. The girl still acted like I did not exist. And shortly afterward, I saw her with another man. The Lord knows our hearts. He knows what we are like to the bones and fibers that keep us together. If we belong to Jesus, we must be loyal to Jesus first always. " Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it and determines the course of your life." Proverbs 4:23.
Trusting Jesus with our lives means we leave the outcome of our lives in His hands. That's not easy to do if we are normally use to having our own way. "Jesus paid a high price for our life." 1 Corinthians 7:23, So, our life really no longer belongs to us to do our own will, but belongs to Christ to do His will. When we ask Jesus for this or that, we must see that Jesus always knows what is best for us and the future of not only us, but those whom we are surrounded by. Let our prayer always be, " let your will be done and not mine, Lord. Let it be done according to your will, or " let it be done, 'Lord willing!"
Jesus always knows what is best for us and those we encounter in our lives each day. If we belong to Jesus number one, we MUST Guard our heart for Jesus' sake. Proverbs 4:23. Be blessed in Heavenly realms beloved, in Jesus name.
9/26/2016 " Those who endure to the end will be saved." Matthew 24:13.
Those who endure to the end...what does endurance really mean? Jesus says, " for those who endure to the end, they will be saved.
Endure means to " Hang in there," "Don't give up!" Beloved, the Lord says, " In this world, we will have trials and tribulations." We are about to experience any day now, a huge tsunami of trials and tribulations like never before. If you think you have seen and experienced trials and tribulations in your life so far...just wait! You haven't seen anything like what is coming, ever, like what we will experience in the world in the very near days to come. We are all going to experience the "HEAT" turned up in our lives like never before. If you know Jesus and I mean know Him, you are safe. If you don't know Jesus...look, it's not to late. You being here is a God sent.
If you don't know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord, do not waste another day. Time is running out. I'm serious!
Jesus said, " You are either for me or against me." The world has had a long time to get right with God, A LONG TIME. When everything begins to unravel in just a short while, it will be too late for many. I asked the Lord how much " MANY" is and He said, " Many more than just the few that will be ready when I come." T
o be ready, we must prepare for the hard times coming beloved. So, unless the Lord has given you a revelation of what is coming, a vision of what these days are going to be like, your just going to have to trust the prophets of Old, Our Lord Jesus Christ and His warnings in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark14 and what the modern day prophets are being told by the Holy Spirit of what is soon coming to the earth.
If you don't know Jesus, find someone who does. Believe it or not, the Holy Spirit of God will lead you to a Born Again believer who will be glad to pray with you to receive Jesus in your heart, through the Holy Spirit to actually come into your heart and help you to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord. It is so important to know Jesus beloved, sooooooo important. You must experience being born again to be saved. Before you do anything else in your life, get down on your knees and thank Jesus for what He has done for you, winning your soul on the Cross of Calvary so that you will not spend eternity in Hell's fire. With Christ as your Savior and Lord, you are assured a place in the Kingdom of Heaven for all eternity with Jesus Christ, Your Heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit and ALL the saints in Heaven, for ever and ever. In the mean time...
The world stage is nearly set for the final act! The Grande Fin-ally ! We will experience the greatest shaking this earth has ever known. The Prophet Joel calls these days coming, " great and terrible," " I will pour out my Spirit upon ALL flesh, ( men, women and children.) God has thus far allowed men to battle these things out over the ages amongst themselves, with the exception of the GREAT FLOOD of Noah's time, Genesis, chapter 6. God stepped in and destroyed the entire world with the great flood in just a matter of a month.
Jesus says there is a time coming just around the corner, that will be worse than Noah's time and the great flood. Jesus says that if that time were not shortened, NO ONE WOULD SURVIVE THOSE DAYS, NOT EVEN THE ELECT.
to Endure...to wait upon the Lord and He will renew your strength. To Endure...Trust in the Lord. Let us put our trust in the Lord. Those who put their trust in the Lord will endure to the end.
Endure...Don't give up. Be not afraid ! Psalm 34 is a good reading for these times. Read the whole Psalm 34. Stop and meditate on what the Lord means by, " Taste and see that the Lord is Good !" To Endure means "Do not worry about anything," Our Father God and Jesus have always been and are still in complete control of what is happening all around us. So, for now, just, " Wait on the Lord " and do good. Let us not complain. That will be hard, but many are watching us. Do not complain. Endure with Christ to the end. " We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. We can only endure to the end with Christ. The Comforter, the Helper, which is the SPIRIT of CHRIST, will be with you to help you the end, which is really only the beginning of an eternal life of bliss with Christ in Heaven! We will be talking in the next few days about this place God has prepared for us called Heaven. So please come back and see what Jesus has to say about Heaven in the Holy Scriptures.
The Peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today! Mark
9/25/2016 " And the Good News about the Kingdom of God will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it, and then the end will come. " Matthew 24:14.
What are we doing in our little corner of the " whole World " to bring the nations to hear the Good News about the Kingdom of God right now? Do you know that we have very little time left? Someone you will meet today may have less time left than you, and you might be the only one whom God has sent to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Kingdom of God to. Be ready in season and out to PREACH the gospel of Love, the gospel of Jesus to the poor in Spirit. Mark
9/22/2016 " Jesus said, ' I tell You the Truth, NO ONE CAN EVEN SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD, unless he is born again'... NO ONE CAN ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD unless he is born of water and the Spirit. You must be born again." John 3:3-8.
Today, let's find out a little bit more about experiencing the Kingdom of God. First, I hope we all know by this teaching of Jesus' in John 3:3 that no one can even see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again. It's impossible for any human being to even see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again. That's a given I hope everyone understands beloved. So, if Jesus tells us the most important thing we can do in our life is to "SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, then...and only if you have sought the Kingdom of God FIRST , then all these things will be added unto you." Matthew 6:33.
We truly must be born again to even get to that place in our lives where we really know the One True God and Jesus Christ, whom He has sent ! This is God's purpose for creating us. God WANTS for us to experience Him in reality, In truth, as He really is, even more than we desire to know Him.
To really, really know God and His GREAT LOVE FOR US, and for not just us, but all of the people of world that He has created, we must be born again of the Spirit ! All we need to know is, who is the King of the Kingdom of God? Who is the King of Kings? The Lord of Lords? Do you have an allegiance to the King yet? The only way you can have a true allegiance to the King is to truly know who the King is and to know Him by contact with Him. Do you know the King of Kings name? Do you know the name of the Lord of Lords? Did you know that many Christians are not sure what the name of the King of Kings or Lord of Lords is. Yes, Christians you may even know, do not know the name of Our Lord of Lords or King of Kings. JESUS Christ, Yeshua Meshiach is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. This is not a head thing, to know about Him, but a heart thing, to experience His great Love for you. To become so aware of, so intimate with God is Jesus desire for us, amen.
The " Last " sign Jesus spoke to His disciples that would happen before He returned to the earth on His second coming was, " The Good News of the gospel of the Kingdom of God would be preached throughout the "ENTIRE WORLD , as a testimony to all nations, and then the end would come." Matthew 24:14.
Do you know the Kingdom of God yet? Do you even know what the Kingdom of God consists of? Paul the apostle says, " But eye has not seen, no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived, these are the things God has prepared for those who love Him. But it was to us that God revealed these things to us by His Spirit. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets." found in 1 Corinthians chapter 2, verses 9 and 10.
The Kingdom of God is a secret, a great mystery, that only at the right time, the Holy Spirit will reveal the Kingdom of God to us INDIVIDUALLY ! After you are born again, through the regeration of the Cross of Christ and the Holy Spirit coming INTO your life, Jesus Christ Himself will open your eyes to see Him in the fullness of His Love for you. " Behold I stand at the door and knock. If an man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and sup with him," ( get to know him.)
How do you experience this great Love of King Jesus in YOUR HEART? It is very simple, yet the hardest decision you will ever make. You only have to ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life in a simple prayer to Jesus. Make no mistake though. If you ask Jesus into your heart, you will die once and for all to your sinful nature in this life. That is the first of many changes, transformations in your life. Once you make this commitment to Jesus to be the King in your life, you can never go back to the sinful, evil living you knew once before. You can try, but you won't be able to. You will never again be your old self. That is a promise from God. This is the promise," Therefore, if anyone is in Christ Jesus, he is a NEW Creation! The old life is gone, a new life has begun for them." 2 Corinthians 5th chapter, verses 16 and 17.
You will be born again into a new life " In The Spirit ! " If this is your moment to commit your life to King Jesus, Praise God! Simply go down to the floor on your knees and bow your head and pray,
" Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I am sorry for being a participant in my many sins because of my sin nature. I ask your forgiveness for my sins, which you died on the cross for. I recognize that you are the Christ, the Messiah, the Savior of the entire world. You are the King of Kings and you have gone to prepare a place for me forever in the Kingdom of Heaven. Be the Lord of my life, King Jesus, forever. I ask this of you Heavenly Father, in Jesus name, amen!
Now thank Jesus for this awesome gift of eternal life. Really turn your eyes toward Heaven and thank Jesus for saving you for all eternity for the Kingdom of Heaven ! The enemy will come right away and tell you this is a lie. He will try to convince you that you are making a mistake. Do not be deceived. It is going to happen beloved. If you don't have a bible, you can go to bible hub on line and read one of their versions, I prefer the New Living Translation for my bible study. Do get a Good Study bible.
Read the gospel of John first before you read any other bible study. The Holy Spirit will introduce you to King Jesus in the book of John like no other book in the bible, as a beginner. Don't be afraid to ask the Holy Spirit to help you through this first reading assignment in the book of John. You will need the Holy Spirit in your life because the enemy of the Kingdom of Jesus will try to distract you from reading these truths that will set you free beloved. Don't be scared, just put your trust in the Holy Spirit now to protect you and comfort you in your new life in the Spirit. For now beloved, let me share an important testimony to you of how Jesus came into my life. It's a short story, please read what Jesus did in my life.
This is what Jesus showed me in a reality check back in 1970, when I nearly drowned in the Pacific Ocean. At that time, I was living through what I felt was the most empty years of my life. I had just turned 19 years of age, and was living far away from my parents and the feeling of being totally alone in life struck me square between the ears. For the first time in my young life, I felt like I was powerless to change the course of my life. Then, this happened.
I was learning how to body surf one early Saturday morning off Huntington Beach, in early April. The water temperature was in the low 50's, that was my first mistake, having never been swimming in the Pacific Ocean before at 19 years of age.
After struggling to stay above water in a very swift cross current in waters off the southern California coast, I had completely exhausted myself just trying to stay afloat in this very cold water, was suffering at the moment from severe hypothermia and suddenly found myself sinking under the water while falling into a deep sleep that was one of the scariest moments in my life. Contrary to what one might think, it was in one of the most peaceful moments of my life ever.
In this moment in between time, all of the fears in my life were unplugged. I felt poor, naked and blind...just like an infant once again in my mother's womb. It was like being in a deafening silence, wondering where I was, without even a ray of light, utter darkness. I felt nothing. Then suddenly, I heard a very clear voice out of no where speak. " Mark, would you like some help? "
When I heard this voice, my first thought was, " who is this and how did you know my name? " Instantly following my questioning, once again, I heard the same voice say," just say yes quickly ! "
I realized that I was in some state of unconsciousness and was slipping out of even that. If I were going to receive any help, I needed to obey, submit to this voice immediately that attempting to help me.
Then, suddenly, I heard another voice speak to me. It was not a kind voice like the first voice that called me by name and asked me if I wanted help. I sensed I knew the first voice, but when I heard the second voice, I recognized that voice as well, immediately. It was a harsh loud raspy voice that was mean and controlling. That voice said to me, " You don't deserve it! " And, in an instant, I saw in my mind's eye, what looked like a video of my life playing before my very eyes. I saw every wicked, evil thing I had ever done since about the age of 4 years old. Each evil and wicked event came with first experiencing a choice, " should I or shouldn't I do this?" Immediately following making the wrong choice, doing evil, I felt a crushing pain and what seemed like a huge electrical jolt or shock. I watched helplessly, experiencing the horrible replays of my past as though these things were happening.
After what seemed like quite a while, even though time seemed standing still, I had this terrible sickening feeling deep within my gut. I felt like I must be entering into the pit of hell, and this controlling mean voice must be the devil himself leading me there.. Then, when all seemed lost, this kind and gentle voice cried out in desperation as though fighting for my very soul without giving me up, " JUST SAY YES !" Knowing this was probably my last chance to be saved from the pit of darkness I was heading to, I was suddenly crying out as loud as I could, " YES, help me..." suddenly I felt something hit me in the stomach extremely hard, It felt like I had been hit by a freight train.
Instantly, after feeling this crushing blow to my mid section, I was doubled over vomiting up cold salt water in what seemed like bucketful amounts. After some time vomiting the salt water out of my stomach, if felt much better and realized I was in another realm, not an earthly realm.
To describe this what seemed like a heavenly realm, there was a bright warm light all around me, I was still in water up to my waist and on my knees, ( which was as warm as bath water,) I was doubled over at the waist looking down into the water exhausted after all the vomiting, when I realized the water looked like liquid silver. There was this incredably awesome Peace surrounding me like a cloud and I felt even a Joy that I had never ever, experienced before. Then, suddenly, I felt a firm hand on the top of my head, holding me in place so I could not look up.
I then heard this gentle, yet powerful voice call me by name again. I answered with, " Who are you?" The Voice came back, with a sound that I can only discribe as being as powerful as an atomic explosion, yet as gentle as a dove cooing, The voice echoed against my ribs with, " JESUS," he said. At the same split second, I heard a choir of what I can only describe as hundreds, possibly thousands of angelic voices singing in a harmony of sound, worshiping Jesus at the sound of His name, that ( as a musician, a lover of all music ) I had never heard and have not heard such a sound since that day. At the same time, a sweet warm fog or smoke began to roll in and around me from the water up into my face. The aroma of this smoke was sweet, like honey, but also had a very spicy aroma to it, similar to the aroma of Frankincense or Mur. ( I know the aroma of both Frankincense and Mur from being an alter boy growing up in the Catholic Church, where the priest used both. )
In the next moment, I found myself listening to Jesus as he told me accounts of my life that no one could have ever known except myself, even very personal thoughts I have held over the years about God, and times where Jesus was right there with me in the most difficult of times I had experienced, a few where I struggled even with whether or not I wanted to continue living.
As Jesus shared intimate thoughts about my life with me, I felt very comfortable in His presence. I even asked Him why he wanted to save me from hell ? I thought for sure in my life that I was headed there with no hope of salvation. Because of experiencing Jesus great Love at this time and the forgiveness of God my Heavenly Father, I know that my sins are forgiven as far as the East is from the West.
Jesus, paused and then told me, " I have a purpose for your life...and you haven't achieved it yet."
Let me break from my testimony for a moment. What Jesus told me, at that point in my life was like a breath of fresh air, and yet, I knew there must be a catch. ( Ever felt that way? )
Then, Jesus said something to me that cleared up all my doubts, " But, I must tell you this, your life is no longer yours to do as you please, your life belongs to me."
You see, our lives are created by God for His purpose, not our own. We were all created into life for a purpose for God. Jesus never made any mistakes with lives here on earth. Psalm 139 says that even while we were in our mother's womb, the Lord knew us, he watched as every detail of our lives were being put into place. And, not only our physical lives were made exactly as the Lord intended, but, Psalm 139 also says that before we were born, every day of our lives were recorded in the Lord's book of life. Go and read Psalm 139 if you have never read it before. You might be surprised how much God really knows about you.
In fact, in the New Testament, Paul shares in Romans 8:28, " We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His PURPOSE for THEM. God has an amazing purpose for all of our lives, IF...IF we will love Him.
let me share some scriptures that might just encourage you right now about your life:
" God turned into good what you meant for evil Everything belongs to you. . . the whole world and life and death; the present and the future. Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
All of these things are for your benefit. And as God's grace brings more and more people to Christ, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are quite small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us an IMMEASURABLEY GREAT GLORY that will last forever !
Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to frow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. " Psalm 76:10, Genesis 50:20, 1 Corinthians 3:21-23, 2 Corinthians 4:15-17 and James 1:2-4.
Back to my testimony...I spent a long time in the presence of Jesus that first Saturday morning when I experienced being born again. For me, it was one of the most incredible experiences I had ever experienced in my 19 years alive, and to this day beloved, at 65, I have to say, my life has been one incredible journey that I'm glad I didn't miss. I give all the glory to God. He truly has a purpose for us, a glorious purpose for us, IF...we will give God permission to have His way through us and in us. Do we think for one minute that we have control of anything in our lives? The people we meet. The places we visit. Even things from the beginning of our lives like, whether we were a boy or girl at birth? Or, who our parents were going to be. Did you pick your parents? How about where you would be born. Do you think we had any control of that? How about what year and what country you would be born in? The innumerable things that " JUST " happened to you, did you have anything to do with those choices. Even today, where ever you are located, do you have a choice or control in the weather you are having right now?
When we look at the big picture, we really live our lives only for God, in faith, to be what He wants us to be. God's major thing for us has been and will always be, " You must make the choice, to be born again and receive newness of life, open your heart for a "Jesus Christ heart transplant" or just stay the same, a creature of natural habit, a being that is destined to die and then...nothing. WE can only be what God intended us to be by submitting to the Lord Jesus as the KING of our life. If Jesus Christ is the KING of your life, then you are a King's Kid with an awesome destination. An awesome purpose in life, and you will bring great glory to God in being just the person He created you to be. That is the first step toward being " IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD RIGHT NOW AND FOREVER MORE. "
We were destined to be the Kings children. We were destined to be protected under the King's protection. We were always intended to have everything that our King Creator has to give us. So, what can we do in return? What can we do to glorify God in our lives?
Read the Word. All the answers are in the Word of God, the Instruction manuel for LIFE.
Ok, this is my born again testimony. It's a little long, I realize that, but I hope you are seeing something here that may remind you of what you MAY HAVE felt when you realized you were born again, " BORN OF THE SPIRIT." Tomorrow, I will continue on with what happened after," I met Jesus at the bottom of the sea. " Our God is really an awesome God ! Praise King Jesus' Holy name forever! Mark
9/20/2016 "Be perfect, Just as your Father in Heaven is perfect." Matthew 5:48.
How does one become perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect? The first step is to get to know that you know your heavenly Father. This is where Truth must be on the throne in our lives. A genuine relationship with Jesus is so paramount for these days we are in, the last days. Unless we know and experience eternal life right now, Today, we are not fooling God or anyone else. Jesus said this to be True, " Eternal Life is this, to know intimately the one and only True God the Father and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. " John 17:3. How can we intimately know the Father and the Son?
Jesus said, " Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." John14:23. "Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own, they belong to the Father who sent me. All this I have spoken whole still with you. But the ADVOCATE, THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHOM THE FATHER WILL SEND IN MY NAME, WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS AND WILL REMIND YOU OF EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID TO YOU.." John 14:24, 25, 26.
So our perfection comes only from the presence of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us and that is God's perfect plan for us, that The Father and Jesus live in us and to share His perfection in our lives.
9/19/2016 " People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the face of the earth in the last days..." Luke 21:26, 27. " It will be a time when men's hearts will grow faint." Matthew 24:12. And, " If those days had not been shortened, no men would have been saved, but on account of the elect of God, those days will be shortened." Matthew 24:22.
Why would God allow Lucifer and the millions of fallen angels, plus the trillions of evil spirits and demons to rule over the earth for the period of time called the "Last Days?" Do the research. Read 2 Thessalonians 2nd chapter. 2 Peter tells us partly why, read the book of Revelation. Read the book of Daniel, chapters 9, 11, 12. The list goes on. At the heart and soul of the Gospels, after Jesus disciples knew and trusted Jesus, THEN and only then, did Jesus share with His twelve what God would allow to happen so that His creation would repent of their many sins and turn to their Creator God for mercy and comfort.
"Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment." Proverbs 9:10. If the masses do not fear God, they have seared their minds and rejected the only One who could save them. Psalm 37.
Oh beloved of God, there really is little time left to grab those who are perishing that God has put on your hearts to pray for. God could grab them, but He is asking you and I to pray for the lost around us, so that they will be saved.. It will not be easy for us, but with the help of Jesus, if we draw close to Jesus each day committing our ways to Him, He and His angels can do the impossible that we can not do on our own. Just keep this in mind in these last days, " It is not God's will than any should perish, but to have eternal life with Him." 2 Peter 3:8,9.
Please continue to pray for me in your prayers. Me and my household are under attack by the enemy often, so I need your prayers to continue this website. My heart is to give you encouragement and to share the truth I hear in my heart from the Lord. It is never easy. Loss of good sleep/enough sleep at night and always keeping my focus on Jesus to share the Good News of the Gospel to the four corners of the world. Thank you Father for this time of preparation, as the end time days unfold before our very eyes. Thank you Jesus for never leaving us nor forsaking us. Thank you Holy Spirit for comforting us and guiding us each day just one day closer to the Kingdom of God forever. Keep us safe from evil Father, in Jesus name, amen. Mark
9/18/2016 " As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." Matthew 24:37. Berean Study Bible.
Let no one make this terrible mistake or be deceived by false prophets who blow off what the bible says about the end time days, what Jesus tells us must happen before His Second Coming to earth. "Be not deceived by false prophets! "
Jesus tell us to," know all of the signs I am telling you of what must happen, and then, the great and terrible day of the Lord will come"...my summary in my own words of a chronological order of events that must happen before Jesus comes the second time, read for yourself Matthew 24:verse 4 through verse 14.
Just how evil and wicked will life become in the world just before Jesus returns?
" People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the face of the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken." (Luke 21:26, 27.) It will be a time that compared to the EVIL, WICKED days of Noah, these days coming will make the previous days/times of Noah, as described in the book of Genesis chapter 6, seem more like a picnic in the park. " It will be a time when men's hearts will grow faint." Acts 17:11, Matthew 24:12.
What is even more troubling, for things to become so terrible to even compare the days to the way things were before the Great Flood in Noah's day, we need to have an understanding of just how terrible, how wicked and evil "NORMAL LIFE" must become, for Jesus to compare these last days of the end time days before He comes the Second Time to " As in the days before the flood and Noah's arc." I don't think any of us really have a grasp on just how wicked and evil those days were! Hollywood in all it's syfy movies of aliens and end time day movies doesn't even come close to what we will experience in those last days. I don't mean to scare any of you, but Jesus sure does a good job when He says that," if those days had not been shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but on the account of the elect those days shall be cut short." Matthew 24:22.
As we watch the last days unfold, we must keep in mind that Almighty God, in all His infinite wisdom, knows exactly what is going to happen in these last days. It makes me think again of 2 Thessalonians and the 2nd chapter where Apostle Paul shares what God showed him what was going to happen. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end and everything in between. God knows what it will take for men to become desperate for His mercy and forgiveness, enough to repent of their many wicked sins and turn to Jesus with a grateful heart for what Jesus went through just for their salvation. The end time days are only going to become darker and more terrible than we can even imagine. Keep in mind this horrible event that happened in the days of Noah that made it so wicked and evil:
The sons of God, the fallen angels that fell from heaven with Lucifer, they took the daughters of men as their wives. The offspring of the daughters of men were not normal human beings. ( Genesis 6:1-7.) The offspring children were " Hybrid " creatures called Nephilim, or great giants, most of which, that archeologists today have discovered and uncovered their skeletal remains, measure in size greater than 15 feet tall and weighing nearly a ton, 2,000 lbs or more. The archeologists also discovered these Nephilim were cannibals who fed on human beings.
You may think I am crazy to say this, and it would seem so with our sound mind in todays world, but this is what the bible scholars say and many of todays modern bible prophets and researchers with credible evidence of what I am saying. Steve Quayle, LA Marzulli and Lt. Colonel Robert MacGuiness are all very sure that the Nephilim will return in these last days just as Jesus said that, " as in the days of Noah, so it will be in the last days before I return." Matthew 24:37. Go toYouTube and check out LA Marzulli for yourself. Steve Quayle also has devoted much of his ministry to researching along with other credible scientists and ministers such as Tom Horn on this very subject of the Nephilim. Very little if any preaching about just how evil the days were before the flood ( Genesis 6:1-7) have touched the ears of Christians today, and for good reason. Most preachers and religious are ignorant of anything so bizar as the Nephilim and what they did to bring on the anger of God to the point God regretted even creating man.
Let us be SOBER in our thinking in these last days. In other words, " We must take seriously, literally and fundamentally everything that Jesus has warned us of from the Gospels of Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, and the letters of Paul and the book of Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel, Joel, Isaiah and so many more books too many to mention, that are warnings of what is to come and what events have already taken place pointing to the Great and Horrible Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Great for those who have remained faithful to Jesus and the Holy Spirit in these Tribulation days ahead of us, just around the corner, yet horrible for those who do not know or wanted to know Jesus, who haven't even the remotest relationship with the Living God, the Great I AM. There will be great nashing of teeth and screams heard throughout the whole universe coming from those who are cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity, whose numbers will be greater than the remnant elect of God who remain faithful to Jesus from even now to the very end. when Jesus returns again in His Second coming. Pray that you will be one of the few who find that narrow path with Christ, that leads to eternal life.
Peter said to Jesus, " You are the messiah, the Son of the living God. " Then Jesus replied, " Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in Heaven." Matthew 16:16,17.
Be this as it may, We did not discover Jesus as our Messiah, the Son of the living God, on our own. We have had some very powerful people praying for our salvation for longer than we will ever know in this life, and a merciful Loving Father God who loved us so much not to let us go. It was by the grace and mercies of a generous Lord of Lords and the blood of the Lamb of God that has saved us for eternal life with God in heaven. Keep your eyes upon Jesus beloved. Continue to pray for those the Holy Spirit directs you to pray for and remember this one simple FACT Jesus tells us never to forget, " Be thankful, rejoice in this, of all things from Your Heavenly Father, that " your name is written in the Lamb's book of Life." Luke 10:20.
Blessed be the name of the Lord! Pray for Israel brothers and sisters, that all of God's people would know that they know the One True God and Jesus Messiah, whom He has sent to them as their Savior from their sins, in Jesus name we pray. Mark
9/17/2016- New added details on, " Do not let anyone deceive you in ANY way, for that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed-the one who brings destruction. He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4.
In Matthew 24:10, 11, 12., Jesus says, " And then MANY will be caused to fall away and they will give over others and they will hate others: 11) and many false prophets will be raised and they will lead many astray: 12) and because of the increase of lawlessness the love of MANY WILL GROW COLD." One New Man Bible translation.
I have highlighted where I believe we are today in Jesus' time line of events that must happen before Jesus Christ, the Son of God returns in His Second Coming. A Great rebellion against God and a "Great Falling Away has begun already and is happening even right now today.
As the anti-Christ spirit is being unleashed by satan in the world today, the rest of the events that Jesus said must happen, would be events that we must see and witness happen before His second coming will take place.
We are seeing a great falling away from God today like never before. Millennials are somehow not getting the in depth teaching by their parents, the are easily turned away from even wanting to experience a relationship with Jesus. There is a sense of embarrassment that maybe their friends might be embarrassed to find out they are interested in Christianity. Michael Snyder of The Most Important News.com news website reports stunning news about this mysterious phenomenon of young people falling away from God like a plague spreading throughout America and other parts of the world right now.
Young people are replacing witchcraft, Satanism, Islam, and every form of darkness and wickedness in their spiritual void unfilled by the godliness of which their creator ALMIGHTY GOD INTENDED THE HOLY SPIRIT to fill that void in their spirit. 70 thousand people from all over the United States and the world journey to Arizona each year to celebrate the first day of summer at what is billed, the "Burning Man" festival, that is no more that a darkness event lasting for days honoring satan, witchcraft, and sexual perversions through sexual orgies, drunkenness, drug abuse and blatant sexual abuses too immoral to mention. If this is not an indication that we are experiencing in America a "Great Rebellion Against God", I don't know what else you would call it.
The stage on the world scene is now set for the final ACT beloved. All the events we have seen come to pass in the most recent generation, the past 75 years, have set the stage for the final days. Before the final set to take place, the final Act, which was prophesied as far back as the book of Genesis, the exact precise props have to all be in place before that final Act to take place.
As much as we suffer to see so many changes take place in the free world today all at once, the free world must be attacked by a famine of the word of God and a plague by the anti Christ spirit, so that the majority of the people's thinking on the earth will be changed by the evil spirit of anti Christ into accepting anti Christ thinking. That "specially picked person," that Daniel referred to in Daniel 9:26, and the apostle Paul warned us about as the Anti-Christ being in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10, who will take his orders from satan as a one world leader, who according to St. John in Revelation 13:16, 17., requiring a commitment to following satan by receiving a mark of the beast, a literal mark of the numbers 666 on the hand or forehead .
The props are beginning to appear RIGHT NOW , on the world scene that will set the stage for this horrendous last act before that GREAT DAY, the appearing of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST where every knee will bow and tongue confess IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH, that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD! Romans 14:11, and Philippians 2:10-11.
We are living in a very exciting day beloved. We all have a very important roll in preparing for this great and terrible day of the Lord. Great for those who know Jesus intimately and terrible for those who turned from the light of Christ to the darkness of satan in the lusts of the world of sin and wickedness.
Time is truly running out for people who have chosen the darkness of deception of evil and wickedness with satan over the Goodness of the out pouring of the Holy Spirit, the Latter Day rains of God's love and forgiveness through Christ the messiah and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to turn from their sinful life style and begin to repent of their sinful nature and pray that the Lord Jesus come into their lives forever more before it's too late! For when that final day arrives, those who continue/have continued to rejected the Love of the Father through the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins, it will be TOO LATE! That commitment to Jesus Christ must come before it's too late. And, the longer people put off chosing Jesus over their own sinful lusts of the world, the harder it will become for them to let go of these distructive spirits that will control their thinking and decision making, rather preferring to choose evil immoral living, worshiping the wickedness of satan's darkness over making a decision for salvation , eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven with God and all the saints through Jesus Christ.
Lastly today, for a sobering view of a new Christian NEWS website, link to The Most Important News.com to keep yourself informed about what is REALLY happening in the world news where other bias news agencies will not even mention most of these real events changing our world around us.
Blessings beloved, are always found in our Lord Jesus Christ, our ALL IN ALL, Praise you Heavenly Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit forever! Mark
9/15/2016 "Narrow and difficult is the way and only a few ever find it." Matthew 7:13,14.
Beloved in Christ, You know that Jesus is the only Truth we will ever know in this life on earth. " I AM the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. NO ONE will ever know the Father, the Lord of Lords except through Me." John 14:6. This is the Good News of Jesus Christ. Everything written in the bible points to Jesus Christ, and to our Father God and the Holy Spirit. You will find no other way to Heaven, to eternal life with God.
Jesus makes things very simple for us. " Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going. I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him!" John 14:1-7.
" Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28, 29, 30.
In these last days, these end of time days...we are at the end you know, we have very little time left in the Lord's time table in Matthew 24. In verse 14 of Matthew 24, the time table is very clear of what needs to take place before Jesus comes for those who know Him. Our daily prayer should be, "Come Lord Jesus , Come! "
The last thing before Jesus comes in the "Rapture" as explained by the apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians, for His followers is, " WE will preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the four corners of the world-every where on earth so that all people everywhere will hear about the saving power of Jesus Christ through the cross of Calvary for their sins, and that we can find one, How much God really loves us, and two, the rest for our souls with Jesus for all eternity in this wonderful place He has gone to prepare for us, Heaven.
I HAVE SEEN THIS PLACE. I KNOW THAT HEAVEN IS REAL! I can not even begin to explain what it is really like, other than I felt this rest that Jesus describes in Matthew 11:28, 29 and 30.
May the grace of Christ be with you today and the Peace that comes only from Jesus that transforms our thinking into Heavenly realm thinking, in Jesus name, amen. "Rest for your soul beloved..." Mark
9/14/2016 " But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be lead astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Holy Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough." 2 Corinthians 11:3.
"Do not be deceived..." Matthew 24:4. Beloved, don't let anyone deceive you. Not even a loved one. Not even your best friend. Often times God will allow " someone close to you, or even in your own household" to test your obedience to God. Matthew 10:36.
I've had this happen more than once beloved. Our pathway to the Kingdom of Heaven is narrow. The path that Christ chooses for us is very narrow and difficult for a good reason. So difficult that we can not make it on our own. But with Christ, in us, we have this Hope of glory. Do not forget this verse, "Christ in us, our hope of glory," amen. Colossians 1:27. That path is impossible to pass without an intimate relationship with Jesus.
A few years ago, I found myself watching what seemed like a heavenly video in a night vision. I was walking down a very narrow paved asphalt path. It was like a walking lane for walking or riding a bicycle.
The path was smooth at first, neat straight edges and very level. Then suddenly, the edges became very ragged. The pavement became choppy, quite messy, a few slight potholes and began to go up hill. In just a short distance, the pavement went from smooth asphalt to gravel and bigger rocks to side step. The uphill grade turned very steep.
Within a short distance, I could tell that the path was diminishing from a clear path to more of a beaten down trail, like a poorly maintained hiking trail in a very wooden mountain terrain. The bushes and trees began to crowd the hard to find trail at times. Then, suddenly, the trees and bushes were so thick, you could barely see the trail any longer. The trail had become so narrow, it seemed no more than a game trail where only the foot prints in the grass shown where a trail still existed.
I felt an urgency to continue on this diminishing trail, an urgency to pray that the Holy Spirit guide me 100% from here on because I was REALLY HAVING DIFFICULTY seeing any sign of the trail going anywhere because of the heavy plant growth over and around the pathway. Then I heard the Spirit of the Lord say, " get down on your hands and knees. You will see a pathway. Follow it.
So I got down on my hands and knees. There it suddenly was! I could see a pathway. I was almost crawling on my belly, and the terrain was nearly vertical, but I could see a pathway. It was as clear as could be, a pathway like a tunnel through the bushes and over hang of branches and tall grass. I began to move slowly up the trail on my hands and knees. As I moved, the ground became very harsh. The surface went from rocky to very sharp shale, almost as sharp as broken glass. I could tell that my hands and knees did not like the surface of the ground at all!
I came to a turn in the pathway and the ceiling of the tunnel through the brush dropped suddenly about a foot. The brush was very thick and dense. I couldn't move any more. I couldn't even turn around, the tunnel of brush had turned so dense and tight against me, I could not turn around and go back the way I had come. The brush had suddenly felt like it was growing around me. Then I heard the Spirit of the Lord say to me, " Lay down on your belly and crawl on your belly like a snake. With no where to go, I laid down on the sharp surface of ground there and began to see just enough room crawl beneath the branches of the brush.
It didn't take long for the brush and ground to begin to tear my clothes as I moved forward. My progress became less and less. I found that the ground I covered was more like a few feet per hour now. Along the way of this path was very difficult beloved. Even now, I believe the Holy Spirit is showing me things I didn't see before. that I now see very clearly. The difficulty of the journey, the path we will all have to take to achieve the Kingdom of God will require determination, desperate determination with all of our strength, our spiritual strength that only comes from God to make it.
Jesus says in Matthew 24:13, " But the one who pursues, the one who remains to the end, this one will be saved.
I saw toward the end of the path I was on as I crawled on my belly with determination toward the Kingdom of Heaven, I was becoming bloodied on every area of my body that was touching either the ground or the thorny bushes around me. I had literally become a bloody mess, but I was desperate to find that break through that I knew would be my final reward, coming to a clearing where I could stand up again, where I could actually see the Kingdom of Heaven I so desperately desired in my heart. I had come so far now, I just wanted to be with Jesus NOW, more than anything else. I had finally felt that I was almost there, I just knew it.
So, I crawled on, wreathing under and through the low darken shadows of growth of thorny brush. Bugs crawling all over me, spiders, vermin and the like. Biting mosquitos, gnats and ants...you name it, they were crawling all over and around me. Then, suddenly, I came to what looked like a huge boulder in the way of the path was crawling on. I tried to crawl around it, but it was impossible. I crawled right up face to face with the big rock in the way and just stared at it. I prayed, " Lord, if it be your will, please take this rock out of my way. You know I desire your Kingdom more than any thing else.
Then suddenly, I heard a voice, a strong powerful voice say, " Look up, for your redemption is drawing nearer than ever before."
How could this be? I am stuck now, I can't move anymore. I must be at the end? There is nothing but this big rock in the way. Then I heard the voice of the Lord once again," Just look up the face of the rock." So, with all the strength I could muster up, I turned my head up. suddenly, I could see not a large rock in the way, but a huge what looked like a rock wall going straight up. The rock wall was so high that I could not see the top. Now, I knew that I was in trouble. How would I climb this wall to the top? I couldn't go any further.
Then I heard the Spirit of the Lord say to me, " What is impossible for man, is possible for Christ." " With Christ, I can do anything."
I then woke up from the vision beloved. This vision was a few years ago. I am on this journey right now. The pathway has become very difficult to climb. It is a solitary pathway, only room for one person at a time to cover this path. It is a solitary path we must all travel alone with the Holy Spirit. Until we become desperate for the person of Jesus Christ to fill our lives completely with His grace and faith, we are stuck at the "Big Rock," on our bellies (humbled by our helplessness) with no where to go. Our realization must be, "I can not do this by myself any more. I need Jesus 100% of the time!
" But the one who remains, who doesn't give up, who's desperate for the Big Rock, Jesus Christ to the end, this one will be saved." Matthew 24:13.
Peace and Love of Christ be with you all now and forever more. Mark
9/13/2016 " ...the love of many will grow cold..." Matthew 24:12. " The wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23.
When a people forsake the Lord God of the universe, when a nation who has known their creator God, experienced His Love and protection, and then forsake the Lord their God, making a conscience decision to forsake the One True God and Jesus Christ for love of the enemies of God, that nation becomes like death, swollen up in sin and the likes of wicked and decaying creatures. A BROKEN CISTERN.
"Vengeance is mine," says the Lord. Romans 12:19, and Deuteronomy 32:35, " I will take revenge; I will pay them back, in due time their feet will slip. Their day of disaster will arrive, and their destiny will overtake them."
" I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them, I will turn the darkness around them into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. But those who trust in idols, who say to images, " you are our gods, will be turned away in shame." Isaiah 42:16,17
The vengeance of the Lord is real. Be not deceived, for "God will not be mocked, a man reaps what he has sown." Galatians 6:7.
God will not be mocked. When people have no fear of the Lord and forsake the protection and care of the Lord, punishment, judgement is imminent. Jesus tells us, "If you Love me, you will do as I command you to do." John 14:23. "Anyone who does not love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from my Father who sent me." John 14: 24.
Beloved in Christ, we must embrace truth today. There is no way we can walk and hear the voice of the Lord if we are walking another path. The deceptions are too great in the world today. The " Con" artists are too numerous to count. As the world is gathering up it's plunder, those who belong to the Lord will suffer. Those who have forsaken God will keep trying to hold on to all the worldly possessions they thought they had, but even thought they hold on to what they think they have for dear life, they will loose even what they thought they had.
Drawing close to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is our only hope for protection in these end times.
Read the word day and night. Pray in all things. Pick your friends wisely. Don't over indulge in anything, guard your heart against any form of evil.
Occupy your time helping others and doing good. Saving food, large quantities of dried beans, rice and freeze dried foods and medical supplies right now will help later on to ease the pain of survival when disaster hits us square between the eyes. Don't forget simple things like toilet paper, Kleenex tissue, Handy Wipes. Extra bedding, blankets and pillows.
Save not only food for you and your family, but for your neighbors as well who don't see what is coming just around the corner, very soon! If you have pets, don't forget extra food for them too. Food is going to be nearly impossible to find as well as medical supplies and prescriptions when disaster hits. Get prepared now while there is still time.
The Lord is always my Rock! Mark
9/12/2016- "Because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold." Matthew 24:12.
What is lawlessness? Simply put, living according to your own selfish, natural fleshly desires. Jesus says " flesh gives birth to the flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to the spirit." John 3:6, and Paul says in the book of Galatians, "For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit wars against the desires of the flesh." Gal 5:17.
Lawlessness in people is our carnal mind taking over our thoughts, controlled by an evil spirit, a principality in high places as Paul describes to us in Ephesians 6. When there is an increase in lawlessness, or evil thinking, an anti Christ spirit begins to take control of a person's thinking process, or even a kingdom or nation. When lawlessness begins to rule over a person, God's grace begins to suffer. The fruits of the flesh begin to rule over the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit , is Love, Joy, Peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23. On the other hand, when the flesh is in control of us, the fruit of the flesh is sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, idolatry and sorcery, witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, and dissensions, factions, hostility, and the like.
When the US Supreme court ruled in favor of abortion becoming legal in 1973, our judicial system became influenced by anti-Christ spirits. The majority of the judges began to think in the area of the fruits of the flesh rather than in the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Grace was replaced with self gratification. When people replace the grace of God with the fruit of the flesh, the Holy Spirit is grieved. God steps back and allows the person or persons who are acting lawless to sow corruption. Then, as we know now, all corruption spreads like gangrene through the entire judicial system, there is a spirit of lawlessness in the entire constitution where as the entire law that was meant to protect the people is thrown out and selfish laws become enforced to satisfy only the wicked. A nation becomes divided and chaos and division destroy the nation.
I have more to share later today on the subject of " the love of many will grow cold." I'm sure most of you already understand what has happened in America over the last 43 years, so let's check notes an compare.
Blessings today, in Jesus Name. Mark
9/10/2016 - Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:11-14, that in the last days, " many false prophets will be raised up and they will lead many astray; 12) and because of the increase of lawlessness the love of many will grow cold. 13). But the one who remains to the end, this one will be saved. 14). Then this Good News of the kingdom will be proclaimed in the whole inhabited world in witness to all the " heathens," and then the end will come."
What I hear Jesus saying here, is that only those who love Jesus in the last days, those who are heart fully devoted to continuing to read God's Word, to desire and follow through in what the Holy Spirit " commands" us to do, will preserver to the end and be saved. The key scriptures for truth here are, " If you love me, you will obey my commandments." John 14:15, " All who love me will do what I say, and My Father will love them and we will come and make our home with each of them." John 14:23.
Beloved, I know that God is pouring His Spirit out over the entire world RIGHT NOW, upon "All" flesh, EVERYONE with no exceptions! ( Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17). I know because I experienced the out pouring of God's Spirit in my life back in the 1970's and have continued to experience the out pouring of God's Spirit ever since to this day. I know that God has continued to pour out His Spirit upon the earth in many parts of the world where the "Heathens" before had not experienced the out pouring of God's Spirit. The power of Jesus saving grace from the blood sacrifice Jesus performed for us on the cross at Calvary, continues to herald victory out LOUD AND CLEAR over sin and dead, and the defeat of satan and all his evil co-horts forever. This is the Good News the heathens of the world need to hear, and it's up to each and every one of us to share this Good News to the four corners of the earth.
God created us for a time such as this. As we are obedient to the Spirit of Christ living in us to "Go Out" and proclaim the Good News of Jesus through out the earth, we are fulfilling our part to usher in the second coming of Jesus Christ and the gift of everlasting life with Jesus in Heaven forever to all who have not heard the Good News of the message of the cross of Christ..
I remember in my early walk with the Lord, hearing about proclaiming the Good News to the World. I then wondered, "What is the Good News" I'm suppose to be proclaiming? I would read ahead to see what the bible said about the good news, hoping the answer was just around the corner, nothing. Then I would go ahead and try to find any mention of what the good news was before. Nothing. What is the Good News that people need to hear from me? How can I proclaim the good news if I don't even know what the good news is?
Beloved, the Good News the world needs to hear that will fill their hearts with Joy, is Jesus is LORD! Romans 10:9, 10. And, "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, Jesus, that who ever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16.
The last days are upon us beloved. It is very, "VERY" difficult times and ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE, especially for the heathens in the world.. You won't make it trying to be good on your own. Impossible. " But with God, ALL things are possible." Matthew 19:26. We can make it to the end, provided we are fully committed to the Lord and to knowing what He commands of us. We must listen constantly for the voice of Holy Spirit of Christ living in in our hearts to speak to us and tell us what to do next and where to go.
" If you love me, Do what I say." John 14:23. You must hear what Jesus is saying to you. If you can't hear His voice, you are too busy in worldly issues, things. This is where Jesus says, " Do not be deceived," applies beloved. We all need to pray more and listen more from here on out.. You need to listen intently for His still, silent voice that only your spirit can hear. You will know when you hear His voice.
If you have done these things, forsaken the things of the world, repented of any and all known sin in your life, you read the scriptures daily and you still can not hear the voice of the Holy Spirit, don't panic. There may be just one cog of the wheel that is stuck in your life. The Holy Spirit will show you which cog it is and as you give that one area up, you WILL experience a break through in your hearing the Lord. It may take fasting and praying for you to hear the Lord's voice. I tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt, when you hear the voice of your Lord, you will never be the same. One piece of advice, test all spirits. Many times the enemy will counterfeit in the Holy Spirit's place as a voice "from God." Ask the spirit if Jesus Christ is the Lord. Ask the spirit if Jesus defeated sin and satan at the Cross of Calvary, dying for our sins on the cross and rising on the third day from the grave overcoming the power of satan and death forever. A spirit that is not from God will not agree and will flee from you as fast as you can say, "Jesus Christ is my Lord forever!"
" Delight yourselves in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Look that one up on google. Type in "Delight yourselves in the Lord" and see how convenient google becomes a bible dictionary, or concordance for you!
The Lord continue to bless you and protect you as you wait for that great and wonderful day when we will all be with Him forever in Heaven! Mark
Now go and be still. Know that the Lord is God. What a blessing to know the One true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.
9/08/2016 " And you must take heed for yourselves that your hearts would not be carried away in carousing and drunkenness and the cares of this life, and the Day, Judgment, would appear over you unexpected as a trap: for it will rush in suddenly and forcibly upon all those who inhabit the face of the whole Earth. And you must continually be watchful at every time or every season asking that you would prevail to escape all these things that are going to happen and to stand before the Son of Man. " Luke 21: 34-36. ( One New Man Bible )
This day we are living in today is not far from the second coming of Jesus Christ. When will Jesus make His second appearance again on the earth? Jesus tell us that no one knows the hour nor the day except the Father. However, Jesus does give us clues as to what has to happen first before we come to those days that are close to the end of the age before Jesus second appearance to the earth.
The chronological order of time is outlined in Matthew 24 :4 through14. We have a ways to go, you might think. That could be. What Jesus is looking for in us right now is the willingness to persevere to the end, to preach the gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ into the four corners of the earth until every stone is turned over, to persevere to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every soul before Jesus comes again.
Jesus says that because of our faithfulness to Him, many of us will be persecuted and killed for His Names sake, but even that will bring Him glory. Amen! The Harvest fields are ripe even now. Are you ready? God is pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh in these last days. People are becoming convicted of their sinfulness and are seeking comfort and repentance, but don't know really how to find the Lord. They are fearful of what is coming in the world. There is a sense of evil everywhere. This is because of this great out pouring of God's Holy Spirit in a dark and corrupt world led by satan and his evil co-horts. Everyone knows in their hearts that deception is running rampet throughout the whole world. The Holy Spirit is revealing this TRUTH daily to even the lost. " I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, ( all mankind.) " Joel 2:28.
Look for every opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. You don't have to have a degree in Theology or even have the bible school experience to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. You have the Holy Spirit in you, you have the blood of Jesus to protect you and you have an AWESOME testimony of how you met Jesus and what Jesus means to you now that you have surrendered your life to Him and become "Born again!" Just share the confidence you have in Jesus Christ now to save you and others for the eternal Kingdom life with Christ, Our Heavenly Father and all the Saints in Heaven for ever.
I watched a special a few nights ago on a TV news documentary, about how the Hubble Space craft above the earth and the earth's atmosphere is able to take very clear photos of far away planets and galaxies. Because it is so far above the particles of dust found in the earth's atmosphere, the photos are very clear and can reach out far into space, billions of miles from earth.
I don't know how that is possible, but it is. To see the billions of stars, which are suns much like our own, it is amazing how vast the handiwork of our God really is, and to think that He took as much time and care to form us too in our mother's womb, to eventually become a part of His Joy, to be a part of His Love and care for eternity because of the plan God always had to save us for Himself for the Joy of what is to come for us, for those who believe in His plans for us. Praise God beloved. Time is short. Let us do our best now to be a light of Christ in us to those who are lost around us, to glorify our God and Savior Jesus Christ, to those Jesus will bring into our lives today so that we can share with them the Hope we have living in us, Jesus Christ, whom His salvation is meant for them also. Praise Jesus! Mark
9/07/2016 " Be not deceived..." Matthew 24:4.
We talked the other day about Jesus' warning to his disciples to WATCH OUT for false prophets and wolves in sheep garments who would come preaching that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, but would deceived many.
How could this be? Why would Jesus, and why would God allow Christians to be "Tricked" (deceived) by pastors and evangelicals Christians?
Do you recall what Jesus asked His disciples in Matthew 16? Go to Matthew 16 and read this short chapter now, if you please.
Jesus asked two very important questions of His disciples that lead us to the answer of "why" would God allow us to be deceived by those who SEEM to be men of God in positions of leadership in today's church. The men of God at that time were the Pharisees and Sadducees. They were demanding a sign from Jesus from heaven to show Jesus had authority from heaven. They wanted a physical sign they could see. This is Jesus whole point, naming these men of God who had no faith in their own God, thus their yeast had no power to rise their bread. They needed rather a sign they could see. Jesus later rebuked the Pharisees and Sadducees by warning his disciples to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Earlier in Matthew 5:20, Jesus warns us that our righteousness must exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and the Pharisees, who were more interested in their own knowledge of the scriptures and self righteous acts that everyone could see, than their true relationship with God, of which they had none. He said that if our righteousness was like that of the Scribes and Pharisees, we would not enter the Kingdom of God!
Our righteousness from within has to come from God's righteousness LIVING IN US through the power of the Holy Spirit in us and not of ourselves as Isaiah tells us in Isaiah 64:6 and apostle Paul in Romans 10:3. Both prophets agree that our own righteousness is as "FILTHY RAGS."
Moments later, after Jesus praised Peter for revealing who his spiritual contact is, Jesus' Heavenly Father, Matthew 16:16-19, Peter tells Jesus not to voluntarily allow himself to be killed...the very reason Jesus came to the earth, to die for our sins. Jesus rebukes Peter and the spirit of satan speaking from Peter. That's how quickly, if we listen to our own thinking and speak before we realize what or where our thoughts come, we can speak false teachings just that quick, as Peter did rebuking Jesus from giving His life up. We really need to keep a bridal on our mouth, making sure that our soulish selves, our natural thinking is not preaching false teachings to our brethren. " Be quick to listen and slow to speak." James 1:19. If what we listen to is from the Holy Spirit, then the Holy Spirit will confirm the word before we speak it by reminding us from scripture where the thought comes from to back up what you feel spiritually you should share. It's very automatic if God wants you to share, or sometimes, the word from the Lord, is just for you. Praise God!
May the blessings of Jesus presence in your life today, bring forth "Living Rivers of Life," for you and those in whom you come in contact with today. You are like a city on a hill at night, all lit up like a Christmas tree!
Bless the Lord now as you take the Peace of Christ with you wherever you go, to glorify God, In Jesus Name! Mark
9/06/2016 " Be not deceived." Matthew 24:4.
In Jesus answer to His disciples question, (" What will be the sign of Your coming and the end of the age? ") Jesus said, number one, " Be not deceived. Let no one lead you astray." " For MANY will come in My name, (false prophets, wolves in sheep's garments preaching in the name of Jesus, stating that Jesus is the Son of God * ) saying, " I am the Messiah, ( that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, first person* ) and they will lead you astray." Matthew 24:5. (One New Man Bible translation from Hebrew), * My added comments in italic.
"On Judgment day many will say to Me, " Lord! Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?" "Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from Me, you evildoers." Matthew 7:22,23.
Beloved, the biggest deception today is found more often than not, behind the pulpit. In these last days, the anti-Christ spirit is alive and doing well in the Christian church. Many of the pastors purposely are not telling us the whole truth about what the Holy Spirit is saying to the church today.
The pastors are lukewarm and want their congregations to stay lukewarm also. Time is running out for the Great Commission, for which we have been called to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God, to be preached throughout the whole world.
The enemy, satan, is hiding behind many of todays preachers and pastors behind the pulpit keeping them from preaching what the Spirit of Christ is telling them to preach. How do we know what spirit is speaking? Test the spirit with the Holy Spirit and the word of God. It might not be so easy, unless you know the Holy Spirit yourselves and pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the spirit of TRUTH to you.
Then, what do you do? That's a good question. We should all have the Holy Spirit living in us number one. If we pray and ask the Holy Spirit's help , to discern the spirits, He will help us, He will make it clear to us, ( as Jesus said in John 14:26, " but the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name, that One will ' TEACH' you ALL THINGS and will remind you of EVERYTHING which I Myself said to you.") what we should do.
These are radical times we are in beloved. Deception comes in MANY different forms. There are half truths, blatant lies, exaggerations, mesmerizing spirits, manipulative spirits...the list can go on and on. The United States of America is a cesspool of deception, from the top down. From the White House to Wall Street. The same is true in nearly every other country throughout the world.
The bible is clearly telling us to WATCH, with Jesus, as His Word is fulfilled in these last days all around us. The news we read on the internet, in the daily news paper or on TV is just the door cracking open, letting the True daylight in. You don't have to go too far to see deception all around us. With Sports authorities, movie stars, politicians who blatantly lie in news interviews, even before investigative interviews by the FBI knowing they could go to prison for lying under oath, come on, if dirty crooked politicians can lie like a rug, if the President of the United States can lie about health care or whatever he decides he will lie about because it's politically correct?
Deception in America is now epidemic. Deception just trickles down hill to the state and local levels. It's in the educational system for our youth in public schools and college Universities. It's in the judicial system from the Supreme Court to the small claims court in your local county court house. The Supreme Court twists the truth about laws that line up with God's laws, so that wrong is now right, example is legalized killing of babies-abortion, and right laws protecting the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman become wrong, so that same sex marriages must also be included as law, protecting their abomination of sexual preference as sanctity of marriage despite what God's word says about homosexual relations and how the homosexuals will not be accepted in the Kingdom of God but will burn in hell if they do not repent of their abominable sexual sin.
Yes, be careful that you are not deceived by anyone. Jesus is watching out for you, to help you not be deceived by any one or any spirit of deception. In fact, the good news is Jesus has something much more important for you to do with Him.
Jesus is saying to us, " Stay here and WATCH WITH ME for a while..." Matthew 26:38.
A year ago, I distinctly heard Jesus say to me, " Don't start up anything NEW." I shared the Word I heard with my wife, Maryna. Maryna said," That's very interesting, as you said that to me, I instantly got a revelation of what you said to be true and from the Lord!" We were excited about the revelation and put it on the back burner of our hearts. A few days later, wouldn't you know it, I was put to the test.
This is a short testimony.
My cell phone, a year ago, had just suddenly been dropping nearly every call in our house. That had never happened before! I called the phone company and they hooked me up with a technician who sounded very frustrated at the onset of our conversation on the phone. When I told him what my cell phone problem was, he said, "get in line with the other 750 people who have just called in with the same problem."
I went down to the phone company the very next day and asked what was going on? I was told, there is no problem on our end, it's your phone. You need to upgrade to a newer model phone because our cell towers have all been upgraded to the newer phones. I told them what I had done so far and what the tech told me, and that he had not said anything about needing a new phone or the towers being upgraded for the newer phones. " Well, the tech doesn't know what he's talking about." Oh, I get it. Someone is not telling the "whole truth here." (Deception)
Of course the phone representative was very nice, explained that I could upgrade my phone and everything would fix itself from there. I had to think it over, I told her. I called my wife from the phone store and told her what they had said about our phones. She too was loosing calls in our home. Maryna said, go ahead and upgrade to a recommended phone that will work, so I did.
If you have ever changed cell phones, you know that is easier said than done. Learning a new phone all over again takes days, for me weeks as I am not that cell phone friendly. Long story short, I went home and still lost every call in the house. I then realized, after a ton of bricks fell on my head, I had not been obedient to the Lord's warning, " Do not start anything NEW. I had been deceived by the phone company. They knew what they were doing. It was all about increasing their phone sales. I had been lied to, manipulated by sales representatives and basically hood winked. I took the new phone back the next day to the phone store and opened a whole new can of worms trying to fix the problem by giving the phone back.
The lesson learned? Listen to even what seems trivial, little things the Lord says not to do. Jesus is looking out for our best interests. We will suffer along with Christ in these last days beloved. Romans 8:17. I have been engaged with issues with cell phones not working every since. If I hadn't a job where I needed a cell phone on me through the day, I would just get rid of it. Talk about a lesson of obedience!
Maybe you find yourself suffering in one thing or another. You could be suffering in a much bigger suffering than a measly cell phone issue, even a physical ailment or a terminal affliction that has stolen your peace of Christ from you. Take it to the Lord beloved. You are not alone. Jesus cares and wants to comfort you. We all have problems, trials and tribulations, John 16:33, 1 Peter 5:9, Acts 17:11
If we will spend more time with Jesus, reading the word each morning with the Lord in a quiet place " Just staying here with Jesus and watching with Him," Matthew 26:38, we will find ourselves living in the Peace and Joy of our Lord Jesus Christ and accomplish more for the Kingdom of God than anything else today. With our priorities straight, a solid truthful, fruitful relationship with Jesus and Father God, we can begin to see clearer what truths are really happening all around us and hear our Lord then say, " go over there and help that one out. They need my help now." Let the Holy Spirit make the difference in your life, and so in others. We have endless opportunities right where we are at.
Be blessed in Knowing the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent...may the Joy of the Lord fill you up to overflowing today, in Jesus name!
9/04/2016 " And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached through out the whole world, so that all nations will hear it ; and THEN...the end will come." Matthew 24:14.
What Good News will be preached about the Kingdom of Heaven? What will change nation's hearing so that ears will finally HEAR the gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ? You know, it is not God's will that ANY should perish. 2 Peter 3:9.
9/03/2016 " Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." " Keep watch over your heart with all diligence. For from it flow the springs of life." Proverbs 4:23, New living translation and New American Standard Bible version. "Trust the Lord with your whole heart, your whole soul and your whole mind. Lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path. Don't be impressed with your own wisdom, instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil." Proverbs 3:5, 6, 7.
Jesus shares with us one of the greatest secrets in this life, which encompasses both Proverbs 4:23 and Proverbs 3:5, 6, and 7, which in Jesus' teaching to his disciples," that unless we turn from our sins and become like little children, you will NEVER get into the Kingdom of Heaven! " Matthew 18:3.
This is really HUGE beloved. No amount of stress, no amount of worry, no matter how much wealth of knowledge you may have stored up for yourselves, educating yourself so that you can impress others with your own wisdom about this or that, especially when it comes to the things of God...who are we to instruct the Lord in what He should or shouldn't do?
The key to peace with God is to do exactly what Jesus said to do, "Turn from your sin, repent, change your ways and begin to be dependent on the Lord in the same way as a "Little Child is dependent of their mother or father for everything they need."
If we would just decrease in our own self absorption, if we would simply deny ourselves the right to be always right in our choices, but to trust the Lord with all of our decision making, trust the Lord with our lives as a " little "child trusts his or her mommy or daddy, we actually ascend into that trust realm with Jesus where He becomes greater and we become less. Where is there a better relationship with God than to trust God with all of our needs, spiritual, emotional and physical?
The end time days are very important days for the Children of God. We are commanded to be like little children in our trusting Jesus with our lives and which direction Jesus chooses us to follow Him. We've just got to trust Jesus who knows what is best for us, no matter how much we may think we may know and what we are doing is right for us. I believe that the Holy Spirit gives us right desires, amen. The enemy will give us right desires too, but never within God's perfect will for us as the Holy Spirit gives us. " There is a way that seems, appears right, but in the end, leads us to death." Proverbs 14:12
One of our biggest enemy against us today is a lying and deceiving spirit. Jesus tells us this truth straight up in Matthew 24:4, " Be not deceived." In all of your precautions to guard yourself from a lying and deceiving spirit, this evil spirit is a very powerful spirit roaming about the earth right now, everywhere to devour us, to envelope us with a spirit of lying and deception.
This spirit can get into us without us even knowing it if we are open enough to the cares of this present world, to open the gates of our heart to a sin, even for just a moment. It could be something that appears to be good, but it could be something that would prevent us from the best God has planned for us. That's why it's important to "Guard your heart!" To put a Guard, an angel on watch over your heart and to " Pray in Everything, " as the Lord commands us to do. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17. )
We must make the move to submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Evil spirits are more cleaver than we are. They have principalities and powers in high places to guide them that are far more cleaver than we are. We NEED the Holy Spirit to pray for us, to intercede for us as a Child has a parent watching over them for their safety. "The Holy Spirit intercedes for us in praying prayers for us that we do not even know." Romans 8:26, 27.
We need the Holy Spirit always beloved. To become so busy that we block off the Holy Spirit, only grieves the Holy Spirit and keeps the Holy Spirit from doing the job of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Get to know the Holy Spirit. Spend time in the scriptures reading and learning from the Holy Spirit. " Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus...Do not quench the Spirit, do not stifle the Holy Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:18, 19. Finally, " Man does not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4. Read the Word daily! Peace of Christ be with you.
PS. Do yourself a favor and your house hold. Continue to prepare your pantry with extra food for your family and neighbors as much as possible. A day is coming very soon when you will need everything you have set aside just to feed your family and neighbors. Most people only have about three days of food stored in their pantry. Your extra food will be needed. Food is going to run out in the stores. Mark
9/02/2016 " It is written, ' Be holy, as I am holy'... " 1 Peter 1:16.
Peter's claim for us to, " Be holy, as ( I Am ) is holy," comes down to the another important reason that Jesus came to the earth. Number one reason, to save us from eternal damnation from our many sins. Let us never make little, take for granted that Jesus went to the cross, was tortured willingly, and gave up His life willingly as a lamb is before the slaughterer, to pay the price for our redemption, pay the fine for our sins so that we could be acceptable to our creator Father God for eternal life with God in heaven.
The another reason for Jesus coming was for us to experience the Holy Spirit in our lives to transform us from our old nature to the nature of God for God's purpose through His Holiness living in our lives. " All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them." John 14:23, 24. Thus, we are Holy because of God's Holy Spirit living in us. "Christ in us, our hope of glory!" Colossians 1:27.
I grew up going to church. I was around the scriptures my entire childhood and teen years. I can tell you that in those 18 years of going to church each Sunday, I never grasped the meaning of why my parents chose to make me and my siblings to go to church with them each Sunday and holy days of obligation. In those years, even though I did not understand the spiritual things in life, didn't mean that Jesus loved me any less. Most other Christians would tell you that because I grew up in the Catholic faith, I was not, could not be saved because of the false teachings in the Catholic faith. Legally, they were right. I went to catechism every Saturday throughout those 18 years to learn the Catholic faith. In those 18 years, not once did we hold a bible or open up and read from a bible. Why?
In the 1950's and 60's, when I grew up, the Catholic church in our region of the state of Washington, called a diocese, the bishop chose for all of us, men, women and children, not to read the bible because we did not know how to interpret the "Mysteries" of the bible, which was true. But, the Catholic church in our diocese did do a good job helping us understand that " God is a "Holy" God." We memorized verses from our Catholic catechism that helped explain to us who God was, that God's thinking and Being was not the same as man's.
One verse I remember from the first grade that sticks to my mind this very day was, " Who made you? Answer, God made me. Why did God make you? Answer, " God made me to know, love and serve Him in this world. And, who loves you? Answer, " God loves me." These were just a few statements the Catholic Church wanted six year olds to know about their faith in the Catholic Church.
( Hang in there brothers and sisters in Christ. There are Catholics who come to this website that the Lord has brought here for good reason. Please pray for them to really come to know Jesus in a more powerful relationship than what they may know today.)
Well, most of us would say, " There is nothing wrong with that teaching." No, except, in our diocese, the Yakima Diocese back then, for some reason the bishop did not want us to associate what we learned about God, came from the bible. I look back at it now, it seemed the Roman Catholic Church did not want to confuse the RC people/children that Protestant believers who openly read from the bible and Catholic people were the same when it came to core beliefs all coming from the bible. Makes sense to me now, " Don't confuse the people, we Catholics are nothing like the heathen Protestants. ( We actually believed that only Catholics would go to heaven. Ironically, the Protestants believed the opposite, that only those who believed as they did would go to heaven.)
Wrong. Dead wrong...That was the problem with the Catholic Church back then and in some cases, could still exist in some diocese today, depending on the bishop's conviction of teaching for his flock.
What was missing in the pattern of thinking of most Catholics back in the 1950's and '60's was the knowledge of the power of the Holy Spirit available to the lay people as well as the religious priests and nuns. There was very little education taught in the Catholic church about the Holy Spirit to the youth or to the adults back in those days. But, we did know that God was a Holy God. The respect, the reverence taught and engrained into our minds revealed to us that God was so far above us in Holiness, that at the snap of God's finger, we could be a vaporized, floating away into the universe in a vapor just like that. That was a healthy fear, or understanding, I think, of just how powerful Almighty God really is. " Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge." Proverbs 9:10.
Fear of God, in a reverent way is what many people have lost or never had in my generation and in the youth today as a whole.
Praise God that some have known the fear of God in their lives and teach this to their children and grandchildren. If you are interested, and I just did, I googled " fear of God" and dozens of scriptures in the old and new testament came up from Genesis to the book of Revelation. That could make a good bible study subject for the youth.
From the subject of "Fear God," we can begin to understand why , " Be Holy as God is Holy." Simply put, it is impossible for man to be Holy without knowing intimately Jesus Christ and our Father God. Through Jesus and our Father God, we are introduced to the third person of God, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is where we come to fear God in Truth, through design of God, experiencing the Holiness of God with direct contact with the Holy Spirit in our hearts and in our minds.. If we are to be holy, as Peter tells us God wants us to be, we must first come to know how God intends to make us Holy. Meditate on this for a while. Do some google searches and read John 14, John chapter 15 and 16.
I'll come back with more from the Lord on why it is so important for us to know that God is Holy...
" Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in His presence. Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge Him. Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring." Hosea 6:1, 2, 3.
America has turned it's back on Jesus and the freedom we experienced in the past due in part to our father's faith and persistence to live in God's blessings. We have become the idolaters the bible talks about in the old testament when Israel turned their backs on God and began to worship false gods. Only this time, we have Jesus to constantly remind us how grieved God is by our sinful behavior. The Holy Spirit tells us to STOP sinning and repent of our sin and return to a fresh relationship with our Heavenly Father , like the prodigal son. Return and be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, the Cross of Christ. This is God's will for us who are in Christ Jesus in these last days. Think on these things as we await further instruction from our blessed Lord Jesus Christ.
8/31/2016 " Many false prophets will arise; they will deceive 'MANY,' and with the increase in lawlessness, love in " MOST " men will grow cold; but the man who stands firm to the end, WILL BE SAVED. Matthew 24:9-13.
Today, we can study everything going on in the world in just a few hours by simply connecting to websites saved on our computer, and just reading the "Headlines." We can see pretty much anything important going on in the world today at the touch of your finger; examples such as earthquakes in many places, ie., Italy; Russian bombings going on in Syria, China about to go to war over territorial disputes, North Korea is un-happy, threatens world peace with itchy finger on the nuke button, Israel struggling over land that belongs to them with Palestine and Hamas, South American unrest with a plague caused by a Zina infected mosquito, African unrest with Islamic terrorism widespread, WORLD WIDE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE FEARS, GLOBAL WARMING, The list goes on and on and....
In the United States of America, my country, the leaders are so confused with what to do with strife and division within it's own borders it seems to be on the brink of imploding any day now in a war within it's own self as it struggles with physical judgment on the nation brought on by weather related catastrophic disasters through out the nation on all shores, not to mention the lawlessness in every major city.
All these things are directly symptoms of a deeper problem, " the increase in lawlessness in all effected countries. Let's just look at the United States of America where the godless people (godless people who do not fear the Creator God of the universe and this world) follow godless lawless leaders who have in recent years rewritten the moral laws of our country that followed our Creator God's laws.
In the country of the USA, we have immoral laws that make God's laws nothing to recon with, removing the fear of Almighty God with anti Christ rhetoric, with immoral law and new laws that punish anyone who speaks out against those new laws of lawlessness that mock the very notion there could ever be a supreme Creator of the universe. These careless, callous, insensitive laws that disregard God's laws have put the USA and the nations of the world who look up to the USA for help, are in grave jeopardy of Judgment now, " DO NOT BE DECEIVED, God will not be mocked. Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he reap. Galatians 6:7.
God's laws which are now replaced with immoral men's laws are an abomination to the One True God, has brought judgment upon America and the world, as the world continues to struggle with who and whom are going to lead the world in a one world government. We have already entered into the zone of judgment from the hand of God, that can not be reversed. Prophesy is being fulfilled each day from here on out. We are reaping what has been sown this very day! Be very careful from here on out that you are not deceived by ANYONE, especially from those who right now have the power to mock God, to impose lawless demands on people without regard of fear of an Almighty God who will always be in control of His universe.
We have a positive solution to our peace and protection as followers of Jesus Christ. We have the word of God that will comfort us, we have the Holy Spirit inside of us that if we listen, will guide us through each day, one at a time, and we have a calling by Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ to bring the Good News to the suffering people looking for evidence of a Loving God who is forgiving, merciful and kind. We can help others by loving them just as they are and offering them comfort in whatever means we have to help them, food, clothing, a place to stay and most of all prayer and encouragement through Christ for their eternal future in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Be full of the Holy Spirit today. In fact, I pray in the name of Jesus, that every heart diligently seeking the presence of our gracious and merciful God, to drink in the "Living Waters" of Jesus, of the Holy Spirit, so that you will be overflowing. Not just full of the Holy Spirit, but over flowing with the Holy Spirit so that Jesus will touch others around you, through you, bringing glory to Jesus, bringing hope through Jesus Christ. May the word of God be ever on your lips, the testimony of the Cross of Christ to save us and that we did not fear death as we move about doing good in a world that is dark with crooked, perverse, cold lawless wicked people. Help us, oh Lord by your Spirit to listen to you and protect us from false prophets all around us that would lead us astray and deceive us in every clever way possible, if we did not have you as our guide, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.
You are blessed today beloved. You have all things, when you have Christ in you, your hope of glory. May I encourage you with these two verses: " Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come fearlessly into God's presence, assured of His glad welcome." "Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy and we will find grace to help us when we need it!" Ephesians 3:12, and Hebrews 4:16.
8/30/2016 " At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people." Matthew 24:11.
Recent surveys show that the numbers of Christian people leaving their Christian faith has been on the rise in America like never before and continues in that trend. Only 20% of Christian children today, according to the Pew poll, will continue living actively in their Christian faith after graduating from high school. Where do these Christian kids go? They have a need to go somewhere to worship. We were all created by God with the need to worship a power greater than ourselves.
With the rise of Christian people leaving their faith, just as Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24:11, many have been leaving their churches and the good morals of their faith in Jesus Christ for worldly, or satanic worship and rituals. This is part of the fulfillment of prophesy spoken by Christ in Matthew 24:11.
A good example of that is Rock Star, Katie Perry. The Lord has shown me that Katie Perry, who was raised up in the church and who's father is a pastor and mother a pastor's wife, left her faith. Most of us have heard or seen her satanic fiascos on TV or in the news. Ms. Perry has no secrets of what her religious views are now or what she prefers for her life style, so I'm not telling you anything new, just stating one example of how our youth are turning away from the Cross of Christ for some time now, and clinging to the empty hope of darkness through self pride, self pleasures, the worship of satan and satanic influences in our fun seeking world today.
I have to admit, I reacted similar after graduating from high school in 1969, although I was not a pastor's son or raised up in a Christian church as Katie was. I am not judging Katie, in fact, we should all pray for her, that Holy Spirit will bring conviction back into Katie's life and land her into the arms of Jesus and not throwing her out with the bathwater. I'm just simply stating a notable fact of what in general is and can happen to the youth as they leave home and the safety of their parents as they become innocently assimilated into the world around them in college or in a job influenced by the cares and powers of darkness out in the world they and their parents were not aware of.
Christian youth and their parents don't even realize their children are turning their backs on their own protection that God provided for each of us through Christ when they go out into the world blindly. " There is a way that seems right to man but in the end leads to death." Proverbs 16:25. Parents and children need a very comprehensive understanding of what the world can and will do to the youth if they are let loose too soon without being prepared for what the world has prepared for them. It's way too over whelming for the youth to even grasp until it's too late Mom and Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas. We need to pray more for our sons and daughters protection from the world and the cares of the world.
Modern teaching requirements to graduate from even high school are mind boggling. Higher education WILL expose everyone in the university or college curriculum to deception, void of any truth as a requirement to a degree in whatever major one is studying. Nearly every graduate must take a socialism class and or psychology class to graduate, not to mention elective classes that expose students to very satanic cult and religions out there in glamorous ways that are attractive to the majority of the college populations. The satanic influences are so much greater now, encouraged by education today than in the 1960's, which were there to greet me coming out into the world as a young adult.
The music culture is what swept me off my feet with ACID Rock, group influences from popular musical groups such as Black Sabbath, The Doors, Kiss, the Rolling Stones and even the Beatles in their last years together. The influences of darkness in the music I listened to back then crippled me in so many ways that it set me back in accepting Truth over darkness, even though Truth was looking me in the face for years without seeing the Truth. I had become mesmerized by the popular worldly music and pleasures associated with the music of the day and the life style that came with the music and the rock stars that were the heroes of that day. Lord, have mercy on me.
We really have our work cut out for us praying for the youth today. As the hormones of the youth and lusts of the world replace the innocence of the early youth. Counter culture life styles, evil wicked life styles are encouraged by our school systems, our present day immoral cultures. The fact that in the United States, even our top influential government officials, hero athletes, movie idols who are the most popular and looked up to in todays culture, promote anti Christ rhetoric, down play Jesus Christ's teachings as "hate" teachings and condemn anyone who takes literally to heart what the Bible teaches. This influence is called, " ANTI CHRIST " assimilation that is callous to the power of the Holy Spirit to bring Joy, Peace and Love through the fear and knowledge of an Almighty God who lives and reigns over the universe from His home in Heaven!
In the late 60's, I had great expectations for where I wanted to go with my life. I had mostly selfish ambitions that wouldn't have impressed anyone except myself at the time. Praise God, I met Jesus Christ, who came into my life at just the right time. I was at the threshold at that time of a path that would have led me straight to hell and I knew it. It was a life style that was influenced by the world, empowered by satan and sin, a life style very similar to Katie Perry's. I am so thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for not giving up on me, even though some of those who were close to me had. I came to the pit in my life before seeing who and what I had really become. There was Jesus standing over me, watching and waiting until the right moment.
Then, at just the right second of time, Jesus said to me in an audible voice, " Mark, would you like some help?" Fortunately, Jesus would give me all the necessary time and assistance of other's prayers that I needed to actually reach my own hand out to take Jesus hand and His help, Jesus gave me the help I needed that would change the whole course of my life from a wide and easy road that was leading me straight to hell, to leading me through to a narrow path that would seem very difficult, treacherous and dangerous compared to the other I was traveling.
I realized I couldn't travel this "new " path without the help of a Shepherd, a Savior, a true guide who knew the way I needed to go and how to make daily progress. I realized I needed Jesus Christ every step of my Way. Jesus became the Way, the Truth and the Life for me back in 1970 and is very much the same guide, Shepherd, Savior, Sanctifier, Protector that I have had since day one! There is really no difference in my dependence upon Jesus today from when I first said "YES" to Jesus, asking Jesus to be the Lord of my life 46 years ago. Thank you Jesus.
I don't know for certain what other Christian nations are going through right now, but I assume that each nation is going through their own transformations of the youth very similar to the United States of America, teaching the youth to move more away from Jesus Christ and eternal life than coming closer. I also know that God's word is very clear that only a remnant of believers in Jesus Christ will live for Christ, will live in obedience to the Holy Spirit living in them in these last days. Jesus was very clear about how the popular road that MOST people will travel in life will be the WIDE and EASY road that eventually leads to hell, and that ONLY A FEW will find their way on the most difficult dangerous road that one could imagine that will lead them to eternal life, Joy, Peace and Love found with their Savior and Lord Jesus Christ forever.
In summary today beloved, We must become more dependent upon Jesus Christ and less dependent on ourselves. That's not what the world wants us to believe, quite the opposite. We are about to experience things happening in the world beloved, that we could have never dreamed up in our wildest dreams. It is going to shock all of us. The word is very clear about what is coming soon. Read Matthew 24 in it's entirety. Then read 2 Thessalonians 2nd chapter in it's entirety. Start getting prepared with Christ. Jesus says we will not be caught unaware of what is happening in these last days. Jesus does not want us to be ignorant of what we are coming into. Let me just say, we will need all the Grace and Mercies of Christ, the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and Favor of our Heavenly Father so that we can bring Glory to our Almighty God in the face of the things to come. Please review our "TIME IS SHORT PAGE" in this website. There is little time left before you will need these things in your life to survive a little while longer. We need to do our part beloved.
Remember, nothing can separate us from the Love of God found in Christ Jesus our Lord. Keep your eyes upon Jesus. Pray for the Righteous cloak of the blood of Jesus to be continuously upon us and the banner of Love continually over us, in Jesus name! Sing Psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs to keep ones' self strong in the Lord. Pray in the Spirit always, meditate on God's word day and night and pray that Christ will make you prepared for what is coming, even today, that you never could have imagined before knowing Jesus as you know Him today. The Peace, Love and Protection of Christ be with you always.
8/29/2016 "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people." Matthew 24:9-11.
How close are we to experiencing this truth of Jesus Christ in the world of today? Jesus gave us some very graphic warnings to look for in these last days. Each warning, starting in verse 4 with "Be not deceived," Jesus gives us just a taste of reality in the events that will be every day occurrences, then says, " the end is not near, this is just the beginning of sorrows...up to in verse 14, ' then the end is near!'
So, where do you think we could be in the time line near the end? Let's just be open to the truth on verse 9-11 in Matthew chapter 24. In the middle east, we all know what is happening to Christians who do not hide their faith. They are persecuted and put to death by radical Islamists. Islam is irradicating, removing Christianity from the home land, the region they live in, grew up in because Jesus Christ offers hope and a future to the oppressed people there. Islam is a religion that is far from the Joy and Love of God through the Cross of Jesus Christ. If I were to step out into the streets in any of the Islamic countries and proclaim that the end is near, turn to the Lord Jesus Christ for redemption and salvation, what do you suppose would happen to me? At the least persecution, most likely, death by the sword or crucifiction.
In countries like Great Britain, France, Germany and even the United States, could I go out openly and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ today without persecution or threat of hatred by " Many " of the common people in the crowd of people in the streets? Probably not. Today, in free countries just like the United States, Jesus Christ is hated by most of the liberal people/governments such as the USA. Why do you suppose that is? Why do people out in the world, on the streets feel uncomfortable hearing about Jesus Christ? Even many Christians are uncomfortable talking about Jesus to anyone outside of their own church walls. Why?
I am a teacher in the public schools. If you want to keep your job, you most certainly don't want to get caught talking about Jesus Christ. So, my question now to you is, can we say that now, we have crossed the threshold where if you stand up for Jesus Christ and just mention His name in a public place or preach the gospel openly, you can expect to be hated by MANY because of Jesus name and what a liberal society has been taught by it's educators in major colleges and universities, in the higher and lower education of the youth that has brought on the BEGINNING OF SORROWS to a world that is in the last days.
Go and read Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13. Go to You Tube today and check out something very radical that the Christian Church does not want to talk about or prepare us for in what is coming soon to our planet that Jesus said would be one of the signs of His soon return. By the way, don't expect the rapture before these things take place. LA Marzulli's As it was in the Days of Noah.
8/28/2016 " Lord, teach us how to pray." Luke 11:1 How do you pray? Why do your pray? These are two very good questions. Since an early age, my parents were instrumental in teaching us how to pray. We learned the Lord's prayer, " Our Father, who art in Heaven..., we learned to bless the food before eating, and we learned to kneel down and pray before going to bed. All three times of prayer were very important, and if any of those prayer times were missed, you knew about it right away.
I really like Oswalt Chamber's explanation of why we pray in today's devotional. Chambers says that when a man is born again, prayer is what feeds Christ in us. We suffer when we don't pray in our spirit, because prayer is what keeps Jesus strong...inside of our lives. " Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. " Matthew 4:4. That was the statement that Jesus spoke to Lucifer when he came and tested Jesus after Jesus had fasted for 40 days in the desert. There is something very powerful about prayer to the Father and to Jesus, and also praying in the Spirit. Paul says to "pray in the Spirit in in all occasions with all kinds of prayers." Ephesians 6:18. Why did Paul seem to feel we needed to pray in the Spirit, in all occasions?
Ephesians 6 is all about preparing and going to the front lines " in the Spirit" to war against the devil and any and all of the demons or evil spirits we might come into contact with on our daily walk with Jesus. Do you think the devil is doing anything to stop us or slow us down from God's will in the last days? Of course he is.
If the devil can just keep us off our knees, keep us from praying when we need to in these last days, he can do major damage in our personal lives and in the lives of those around us that God has put a Holy Spirit watch on us. If satan can stop us from praying in all things, we can loose touch with the only one who can save us from satan.
What would happen to you if you stopped breathing, or worse yet, what would you do if your brain put the breaks on your heart and it stopped beating? Can satan stop you from praying in all things if you are a born again believer in Christ? No, but satan can wear you down with spiritual storms that can weaken you without praying constantly. In these last days if we are going to be effective prayer warriors, we will need to learn all over again how to pray. Praying in the spirit is essential. Praying by reading the scriptures often or quoting the scriptures in your everyday conversation with others will keep you strong. If you are walking somewhere or driving down the road, that's a good time to pray in the Spirit.
I can tell you this, that if you don't pray in everything in these last days, you will become a prisoner in the camp of the enemy before you know it, in so many different ways. Try to avoid being distracted from your calling beloved. At the least, pray for me! Paul said right after "to pray in the Spirit, " keep on praying for all the Lord's people. Pray also for me, Paul, so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel." Ephesians 6:18, 19.
Go to My Utmost for His Highest today, right now, and read for five minutes what Oswalt Chambers has to say about why we should not stop praying. His encouragement will really make a difference in your day today and how you will see things in the future. I will do that again myself.
Be blessed today in the Peace and Love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let the Joy of the Lord be your strength. Pray that the Lord Jesus show you personally why it's so important to pray in the Holy Spirit in all things beloved. Jesus will show you, in Jesus name I pray. Now go and be obedient to the Lord's calling in your life. Be blessed.
8/26/2016 " For a time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say to them what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4.
What say about Political correctness? Is it not re-interpreted words of direct meaning to different words twisted to mean whatever crooked politicians and crooked supreme court justices want a word to mean for their own agendas? Is that not what our Apostle Paul was telling us in the 2nd letter to Timothy and why people will come to a place where they will not listen to sound doctrine about, for example abortion, which is really, the out right killing, murdering of a helpless, defenseless, innocent unborn baby...but because some lawyer decided to re-interpret the entire meaning of an abortion as though it were the same as cutting out a cancerous tumor as a "woman's right to do whatever she wishes with her own body?"
This scripture in 2nd Tim. 4:3 and 4 is exactly what Paul was talking about. We are in the last days beloved, even just based on this talking point of "man's wisdom, not God's wisdom to manipulate the meaning of what a human life is and what a human life is not," and based on a Yale or Harvard University Lawyer's interpretation of what is murder and what is not, to rewrite the laws that protect American's from senseless killing without guilt of breaking God's law. It doesn't take an educated degree to determine what a baby in the womb or out of the womb really is. How stupid is a child? They know the difference between killing and giving life.
As a young child, I remember my mother calling all of us little kids to come and feel our little baby brother "kicking" the side of her belly ( womb) several times during the last portion of her pregnancy with my brother Eric. We were just little children back then, but we knew exactly what was thumping the side of my mother's bulging tummy. It was a little baby inside of her. Eric is now a very successful accountant with a wife and two sons of their own. Mom already had six kids, she could have just had Eric removed for the sake of convenience. But we not only knew better, we believed the life in my Mom was God's life to protect and cherish.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell you about gravity, nor does it take a supreme court full of judges to tell you a baby is not a baby until it is breathing outside the womb on it's own. Don't be deceived beloved by lies of the liberal Satanists. That's what they are. Jesus said, "You are either for me or against me."
( Matthew 12:30.)
In these last days we are in right now, we know that we need to pray in all things. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.) Why? Because we are living in a very dark deceptive, manipulative society/culture. A culture of wrong thinking throughout the entire world, lead by satan himself. Satan is very cunning and has wormed his way into the modern world's educational system years ago and is now into the control of most of the world's brilliant minds to steal, kill and destroy what God made for Himself, lives he created to share His eternal love with forever.
I believe that the aborted children are with Our Lord in heaven, enjoying the presence of Our Almighty God in ways beyond our comprehension. Those aborted babies will never know what they missed here on earth, even though God allowed them and us to be compromised by their barbaric deaths at the hands of their mothers wishes and the death chambers of modern day abortionists. Manipulation of truth is the great lie of satan, and we have all been compromised by satan's lies in one way or another nearly every day in the world, all in attempt to deceive us and steal us away from Jesus to kill us and send us straight into hell with him. That is satan's sole purpose in the world right now, because he has no power to take us away from our eternal purpose with Jesus ( Romans 8:31-39) unless we turn by our own free will to a gate or allow an opening for satan to step into our lives through a willful sin we chose to commit, stepping from the light of Christ to the darkness of the lie satan preaches to us today. (2nd Thessalonians 2: 9-13.)
To encourage you today, If we will " turn our eyes upon Jesus instead, looking fully into His Wonderful Face, then the things of the world will grow strangely dim, in the light of His Glory and Grace."
Pray today for a vision of Jesus in all of His Glory and Grace. The word for us to practice today is, " Be not Deceived!" Not by any one or any thing." Matthew 24:4,5; Galatians 6:7. "Test every spirit, making sure they are from God not from the devil." If you don't know how to test the spirits you hear or see, go to 1 John 4:1 in the back of your bible and read, " Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God." Ask the person or spirit, "Do you acknowledge that Jesus Christ came to us here on earth in the flesh, sent from Heaven and God, died on the cross of Calvary for our sins and rose from the dead three days later."
That simple. You will be amazed at how if the spirit is not from God, they can not honestly answer you. They will side track with a different question to try and keep your from asking your question again.
Praise God and the blood of Jesus, the lamb of God to set us free to be in Heavenly realms seated with Christ Jesus, Amen.
Blessings in Christ beloved. The Joy of the Lord is our strength! Mark
8/24/2016 " This is the Day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. " Psalm 118:24
Rejoicing in the Lord and being glad comes from a pure heart fully trusting in the Lord God Almighty. I know this is true. How do we come to that "Miraculous" point in our lives where we Know that we Know that Jesus Christ is in complete control of our lives? If we don't know that we know that Jesus has full control of our lives, then who does have control of our lives? We really need to examine our hearts, as King David did in Psalm 139, verse 23, " "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24) See if there is any offensive way in me, about me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
" There is a way that seems right, but leads to death." Proverbs 14:12. This proverb seems counter productive. A way that seems, that appears to be right, but leads us in the wrong way.
My wife Maryna often refers to this proverb as when even an angel of light comes to you and says, "Go this way or go that way," beware, the bible warns us not to even listen to an angel of light (from heaven) who would come to you ( Galatians 1:8 ) who would deceive us and mislead us from God's way, His will for us in this life. Especially in these last days beloved, Jesus warns us in Matthew 24:4, not to be deceived. If Jesus warns us in the last days not to be deceived, there is a good reason why we need to have our spiritual antennae on at all times against any form of evil coming at us, and to PRAY IN ALL THINGS.
2 Thessalonians, starting with verse 9, comes to mind just now, " The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10) and every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11) For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12) and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
Let's back up here. Why does the bible say, "that the world is full of corruption and wicked people?" Philippians 2:15 tells us plainly, "Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a "world full of crooked and perverse people." 16) Hold firm to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ's return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless.)
I went to the internet on google and use it as a bible concordance, typed in the words "World is corrupt and full of wicked perverse people." This was a verse that simply came into my heart this morning. I use the google app on my cell phone, but you can use your computer as a bible concordance too, looking up where in the bible a verse is that just "pops" into your head. It's amazing how this modern technology helps us today.
I took a year off in 1999/2000 to really seek the Lord. I felt I was not as close as I needed to be to hear God speaking to me. I had to move to do this, but, I sensed the Lord leading me to really seek His face. The reason I believe God asked me to go to bible school, I have to admit, was I was not very good at memorizing bible scriptures or where in the bible you could find what you were looking for.
Even though I felt bible school was very important for me to "take time off in being in the world," I learned about bible concordances to help find scriptures and Mr. Google, which was much easier for me to find what I was looking for in the bible. I hope that might help some of you in your bible studies, finding key scriptures.
I quit a good paying job here in Alaska and moved to a small town, on the Kenai Peninsula by the name of Homer. There is a wonderful bible college in Homer, called, " Alaska Bible Institute." I spent a year there seeking the Lord and His will for my life at 49 years old. Kind of late in my life to seek God's will, I know, but, better late than never. Homer is in a beautiful Alaska setting. It's at the very end of a road system south of Anchorage, the main hub in Alaska. Homer over looks the Kenai Mountain range with cascading glaciers flowing from high in the Alpine region of the mountains right down to the sea and Kachemack Bay which extends from the mountains across to Homer about twenty miles away.
Homer is a fishing village and surrounded by salt water beaches, perfect for long walks and evening fires on the beach. Fishing and sport fishing come with the turf by the way and of course Homer comes with an Alaskan chill fall through spring, as any place in Alaska is noted for, but the bible school keeps you busy enough through the winter that you hardly notice.
Back to basics, I found while in bible school that repenting of my wicked ways is necessary at any age, that without repenting of our sinful nature, ( which by the way, as long as we are on this earth, we deal with it, so accept what you can't change and thank Jesus for the power to save us by his precious blood of His Cross ) and turn to the Lord Jesus each day with a pure heart fully trusting our Lord Jesus with our lives as deliverer and redeemer each day is KEY to being in God's will and living an obedient life in this dark perverse world all around us. To this day, the world has not changed from Jesus time on earth as a dark perverse world, but gotten much worse in recent years as we close the end of this age we live in now. The Good News, Jesus changes how we see things in this present darkness by the Light of His Holy Spirit guiding through in the presence of Jesus Peace, Joy and Love-grace made available to everyone who is plugged into Jesus and the Holy Spirit!
Yesterday, I got up very early to spend a quiet time with My Lord before my day began. I normally get a cup of coffee, sit down in my chair and just have a cup of coffee with Jesus. I say MY LORD, not because I want to sound holier than thou, but because I know that Jesus and the Father are always there with me, as the Word of God clearly states, even closer to us if we believe we are children of the Most High God. So to call My Lord, the Lord just seems so offish in a relationship that we can come fully into the throne room of Heaven before our Heavenly Father and Jesus, because of what Jesus has already done for us.
After my cup of coffee, I read from a daily devotion I have, called the " Daily Light ." It's a one year bible book with each day split up in Morning readings and Evening readings. Each morning reading is verses from the bible with the first verse being a central thought and supporting verses following on the morning page. Then, you have on the opposite page with the same order of verses for the evening, a central thought in a different verse with supporting other verses following on one whole page.
Then I read my Utmost for His Highest after reading the Daily Light. It seems that most of the time, the Daily Light and the Utmost for His Highest blend in themes, so it's a nice marriage for me to use the two together.
Anyway, when I wake up, this is how I try to start my day each day. Please keep in mind, satan does not want us to enjoy this quiet time with Our Lord. In fact, many times, I find I'm attacked by the enemy in very settle ways, that if I don't recognize satan or his evil cohorts presence, I can be completely side tracked from the direction the Lord is leading me to go that day.
Yesterday, I got side tracked beloved. Yes. My wife and I had a court appearance together later in the morning over a horrible experience we had with a "Christian contractor" who did some work for us and compromised our kindness to him and his crew while they were working in our home.
He completely took advantage of us in an opportunity to exaggerate his actual hours of labor and what he billed us for in the amount of work he said he did and the actual work he really did, so he could inflate his profit way beyond acceptable.
To give you an idea, he did one hour of work putting things back that he moved away from our walls, after completing two weeks of insurance covered work restoring our basement from a small flood. This man charged us for exaggerated hours of work with three total in his crew for a total of 12 hours in really, what took them less than an hours work. Even with the amount of work they billed us for the work performed didn't add up to the 12 hours as he charged us for. We went to court to dispute his billing in small claims court to prove he was lying on his invoice. ( I did attempt to meet with him to settle out of court twice, as the bible tells us in ( Luke 12:58. ) He would not budge off his work invoice from what he stated. It was like trying to talk to a deaf and dumb man. Lord bless this man.
Maryna and I did all this research before hand, taking photos of the area where they were working to prove our points to the court. I spent hours going over in my mind what happened that day, while here in our home and how much time they were here, writing everything down, praying about it all, making sure what I had written down was accurate and not exaggerated.
Long story short. The contractor showed up in court with not one attorney, but two attorneys. The contractor and his wife were witnesses, plus a phone in witness was called, all lead by this one attorney. As soon as the court session started, this same attorney took control of the entire courtroom with some kind of agenda to side track the whole court session and why we were really there, to settle the hourly work dispute. When he had the phoned witness called, it turned out to be our insurance agent. You could tell the attorney had not spent much time preparing his questions, as there was a lot of confusion in his interview on line with the agent. The agent did not have enough information about our case in front of him to be a good witness, understandably, because the agent does a lot of cases in a year and the incident for why we were in court took place a year ago. The agent had no solid facts, just speculations by the information the agent had.
Then when the attorney called the contractor to the witness stand, he stood there and lied under oath about actual hours and what they did for work. Totally unbelievable. Even the judge stopped him and had him repeat things like the hours he worked that he had changed three times during his testimony so she could clarify the truth about the actual hours worked.
Then the wife, who was the billing secretary for their business went to the witness stand and began to lie with nearly everything she spoke out of her mouth. The attorney lead the whole conversations, building his case for his clients based on their lies being truth and a false statement about a missing payment by the insurance company that was in speculation, sent to us to pay the contractor. The truth was, the contractor had never sent in his billing to the insurance company for what ever reason, but sent the bill to us, which should have never happened.
My wife and I had a brief moment to present our dispute, and, because we did not have an attorney present, the contractors attorney rendered us helpless in the courtroom in even giving our dispute of the billing through endless of the rambling questions from their attorney. We literally felt like we were thrown out before the lions in that court room. The people's lying won over the truth. We lost the case. But, Maryna heard the Lord say to her, " Vengeance is mine." I heard," God will not be mocked, what ever a man sows, that shall he reap." both are similar in Truth. We all live to that law.
The first thing Maryna and I found ourselves doing after we left the courtroom was praying for the contractor and his wife. I had to repent of being offended by him bearing false witness against us, saying that we were lying about the actual work done and the hours we said they worked. He did concede that part of the work he charged us for was driving to and from his shop, an hour away, but that didn't account for the other 9 hours of non working time he billed us for. Oh well...God's will be done here, in Jesus name.
So beloved, I'm happy to share with you that we are real people today, children of a Most High God, living in a real world, surrounded by wicked, evil, corrupt , perverse people, as the Word says. We have our work cut out for us praying for others who come into our lives, good or bad people alike. We have our work cut out for us praying for our brothers and sisters in the Lord who need our prayers and help for what ever they are going through in their lives that they NEED our prays and help. The bottom line is in the end time days we live in, nothing, I mean nothing is going to be easy that comes from the Lord, except the Yoke of Christ and our burdens which are light when we walk with Jesus 24/7. "We will be judged not by what we say, but what we do." 2 Corinthians 5:10.
Blessings in the Truth of Christ all around you. Blessings of protection in the shadow of the Almighty, in Jesus name, Amen. Mark
8/22/2016 " I indeed baptize you in water...but He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and FIRE! " Matthew 3:11.
He, Jesus, will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire... I know a lot of people who say they have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, and felt nothing change in their lives. I've also known personally that when Jesus Christ flooded my life with His awesome presence for the first time, I was touched in a way that MADE me a different person from that day on. That took place in spring of 1970. Being born again is truly a personal experience with Jesus Christ that no other experience in your life can even compare. To be submerged in a SEA of LOVE from head to toe, a sea of love that penetrates through you like an XRAY light, that touches your heart with the sting of LIFE, nothing can compare with being submerged in Jesus Christ's Love, which comes from the Father of all Lights, Our Heavenly Almighty Father.
I don't mean to belittle anyone's own experience with being born again, not at all, we all have different experiences. I have heard many a testimony of people not feeling a thing, but ultimate change came either instantly or was delayed and unfolded with time in their lives.
God is very personal and reaches us RIGHT WHERE WE ARE. There will be Power from on High, the Holy Spirit within your heart bursting forward at some time though. There will be Fire that will set your emotions a flame with new revelation of relationship with the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, JESUS CHRIST. This I can guarantee you that Jesus will touch your soul with His Fire. Proof of Jesus touch is found all through God's word. Start with reading the book of John in the New Testament all by it's self, from Chapter 1 through all the chapters to chapter 21: verse 25. Look for that special touch of Jesus to overwhelm you with His Awesome Love and Fire somewhere as you read the gospel of John to seek the presence of Jesus Christ in your life.
Today's reading in My Utmost for His Highest is about Jesus' desire to baptize us in the Holy Spirit. I didn't know about the baptism of the Holy Spirit until later on in my life, as many of you have experienced also. It was not something that was ever preached in my church growing up and neither did my parents ever talk about it because they had never heard of such a thing.
I know that many of you who come to this site were just curious at first about what the bible says about the Last Days. I hope by now you know that not only are we in the last of the last days, but that in the Last Days, the Lord says through the Prophet Joel in Chapter 2 verse 28...
" In the last days I will pour out my Spirit upon ALL FLESH. That means everyone on the earth, you and me alike. Read what God says here, " In the last days, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved..." Joel 2:28-32.
According to Joel and the vision that the Lord gave him to share, there was a VERY powerful out pouring of the Holy Spirit coming to all of the people in the last days. There were also MANY experiences for the youth, the older folks as well as the Lord saw fit to those who experienced this powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God's outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit is, according to the Lord, for everyone, book of Joel chapter 2, verse 28 and 32.
We most recently saw the 4 blood moons from Sept 2014 to Sept 2015. We also saw two eclipses of the sun during that year where the sun was turned completely dark. Since that time, events on the earth have increased just as the bible said it would in the End Time Days, Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13.
There is no question that the world right now is experiencing the very last days beloved. Not a time to be scared, nor a time to be timid or panic. It is a time to draw close to the One who died on the cross for all your sins, even those secret sins that no one knows except you and the Lord. The only thing now that can keep you from the Kingdom of God beloved, from experiencing the baptism of the Holy Spirit today, is if those of you who aren't sure if you were to go to heaven or hell if you died today, is...Have I confessed all of my sins, repenting from everything that was hidden in my heart, every evil and wicked thing and asked Jesus to wash all my sins away with His precious blood of the cross? That is our first step to eternal freedom with Christ Jesus, the Lord.
If you prayed this prayer, the Word of God says that If you confess with your mouth, out loud to the Lord (God is everywhere) and turn away from your sinful life (repent) He is Just to forgive you of your sins and to bring you into Eternal life everlasting, AMEN! Then acknowledge Jesus Christ as your savior, that He died for your sins and all the sins of the world, so that those who believe in Him as their savior, will have everlasting life, RIGHT NOW!
This is Our Beloved Saviors desire for us in our lives and always has been to set us free of out sins to bring us into everlasting life with Him, Jesus at the Throne of our lives.
Now, according to the Word of God, " IF you ask the Father for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, He will give this blessing of the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him." Luke 11:13 and Matthew 7:11. It is not an automatic thing. You must ask the Father for Holy Spirit, which leads us into all truth. " For what ever you ask in my name, I will do so that the Father may be glorified in the Son." John 14:13. We have to realize that in asking the Father for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, there is a big commitment to Jesus in doing so. That's why Jesus does not "Just give the baptism of the Holy Spirit to everyone automatically. There definitely is an out pouring of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh, but not everyone will respond the same. Just because it is raining outside and you will get wet if you go outside and walk in the rain, doesn't mean the rain will do any more than touch you and roll off your skin. It so doesn't automatically enter into your body, unless you do something on your part, like open your mouth and turn your face up so that the rain can enter into your mouth.
With the same illustration of rain coming into us my going out into a rain storm and opening our mouth to the sky, we MUST ask out loud for the Father to give us the Holy Spirit knowing that our lives will never be the same again. We will have the Holy Spirit now in us, in a way that the Holy Spirit will make It's home in us forever, never to leave us, ever. Our Lives will not be our own to do our own will anymore. Our lives will belong to Jesus now, to do His will. That is the exchange.
So If you want the Holy Spirit to live in your life forever, to be the Lord of your life, know what you are about to do and realize the commitment to Jesus, Our Father and to the Holy Spirit beloved. Then, if you want the Holy Spirit to be in control of your life, make the prayer I mentioned above and commit your life to Jesus to do His will and work in you that will be done by Jesus Christ Himself living through you.
Be blessed with Jesus Christ in you, the Spirit of Christ living in you forever more. May our Lord Jesus Christ Bless you today, with His Spirit. And then, you will never have to ask Jesus into your heart ever again because He says He will never leave you nor forsake you. That is His promise to you. He will not break that promise, no, never, ever, ever. He will remain in your life to stay forever, AMEN! Mark
8/21/2016 " When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them." " The eternal God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are under you. He thrusts out the enemy before you; it is He who cries, "Destroy them!" " The Lord is my strength, my shield from every danger. I trust in Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with Joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving." 2 Corinthians 12:9, Psalm 91:5, Deuteronomy 33:27, Isaiah 40:30-31.
I don't know about how you are doing deep down inside your heart today. Is your heart troubled at all today? Do you ever feel like something is missing? Do you need a boost to get over a slump in your soul? If so, you are not alone.
Be blessed today my friend. Jesus says, " Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the Kingdom of God is yours." Matthew 5:3. It's not our nature to be pulled out of the world by the roots that once attached us to this world. Our pride is often times still craving for attention and ready to take charge when and if we let it. " What about me?" we often hear deep within. I think that is very normal, but, it is also very destructive if we listen too long to the moaning of our soul as it cries for attention.
Jesus, in His offer in calling out to us, " come to me, and I will give you rest," as Jesus patiently stands at the door of our heart and knocks. He is looking for that part of us deep within that feels the lack of God's presence, that part of us deep within our soul that will respond to His Love.
We need to know that Jesus still cares about us, no matter what. We need to know Jesus is for us, to release us to come to Him with open arms, as a child would come to His Father or Mother, just feeling a little down, needing that touch and embrace of Love to restore in us the " JOY" of knowing that we are Loved no matter what the circumstances are that are surrounding us in this life.
Sometimes, the cares of this world can become very strong around us. Sometimes, when we drift a little to close to not just the cares of this world, but maybe a thought of the past creeps into our mind or worse yet, into the deepest recesses of our heart that we didn't know were even still there. If there is anything in our hearts that will keep us from drawing closer to our Lord, it needs to come out by the roots. If the roots are not pulled out, you may not see it right away, but the roots will eventually sprout new leaves and continue to grow even stronger than it was before. Submission of our lives into the care of Jesus is the only way we can turn over those roots that are still there from things that extend way beyond our thoughts from our past. " By His stripes, we are healed." Isaiah 53:5. The Hebrew translation for "By His stripes," is " By His presence." "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17.
Have you noticed this pattern of God's plan for our lives, for our protection for our strength in pursuing the Kingdom of Heaven beloved. We keep going back to basics of knowing Jesus more through submission to the Holy Spirit. The Lord says, " I will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid or terrified for the Lord your God goes before you, he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6.
We are going to see a huge shift in things happening in the world around us beloved, in these last days. It is so important, especially for those of you that I see frequenting this website, we need to go deep with the Lord, deeper than ever before. Our Lord Jesus has some very intimate time planned for us, so that we can experience His incredible Love and presence in our lives. Jesus wants us to experience His Love, like never before. Why?
A great time of testing is coming upon the whole world. For those of us who are keeping our eyes upon Jesus, trusting in the Holy Spirit to hold us up, to guide us, we will be safe. We will be protected.
Unfortunately, because of what is about to happen throughout the world, MANY who have said, " I trust in the Lord, or I love the Lord," who really haven't, they will cry out to the Lord, but He will not hear their cry. They were really never truthful in their wicked selfish hearts to get to know Jesus because they loved the world more. A great falling away is coming soon beloved, it has been planned since the beginning of time. Some are saying within the next 2 months, by October of 2016, something very big will happen.
These are not my thoughts, but are from those who are much closer than I am to the Lord who prophesy what is coming soon. I have seen visions of bad things happening in the world, I have heard the Holy Spirit in me saying, " Time is short, prepare for judgment upon the land," I have heard the Lord tugging on my heart and saying, let go of this thing or let go of that thing in your life, you won't need that anymore," but these were intimate things the Lord was telling me about myself to let go of. If I hadn't let go, I wouldn't be here today writing this down, sharing what I know the Lord is telling us to brace ourselves for only in His arms for a huge shaking about to take place on the earth.
It won't be like anything we ( the history of the world) have ever experienced so far, nothing from men. Even though much of what we have experienced so far in these last days has been like nothing ever before. Even so, we will experience Our Lord acting in ways," MUCH more powerful, in great distress unequaled from the beginning of the world than the earth has ever seen, and never will see equaled ever again take place. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened." Matthew 24:21-22.
Beloved, tell everyone you know that without knowing Jesus Christ intimately, what is about to happen in the world will tear them apart inside and out. 1 Colossians 1:17, " for Christ is the One who holds all things together, by Him and for Himself. " Every atom, every molecule, every cell of everything that exists is held together by our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the power that keeps everything that we see together.
Unless we know that we know Him, we will be cast out into utter darkness for eternity. We do not want to be a part of the lost. We do not want to be a part of the people who say, " But Lord, didn't I prophesy in your name, cast out demons, didn't I perform miracles in your name? But Jesus will say, ' I know you not. Depart from me you wicked and evil people." Matthew 7:22
Beloved, it will not be a good day for those who have been slackers ever since they became Christians. Saying we are Christians and BEING Christians are two entirely different things. Unless our righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees, we will not see the Kingdom of God. Judgement is upon the church beloved. The time of testing us is here. Draw close unto the Lord and He will draw close to you. It's not too late for us who seek the Lord with all our hearts, all our soul and all of our mind. Mark
8/20/2016 " Come to me, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. Come to me...this is our first commandment of Christ. Jesus said, " If you love me, obey my commandments." John 14:15. Come to me. That is our first calling of God. I hear many people say to me, "Yeah, I know God. I pray to him all of the time."
Just because one says they know God, does not mean they truly know Him. And many will say, " I pray to God all of the time," but neither does praying to God truly mean you pray, or talk to God either. I've been there. I know what praying to a god you don't know will get you. We often times, even though we think we know God, miss the mark, miss the target when we pray to God.
Knowing Jesus is very crucial in having a sincere prayer relationship with the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent to us. John 17:3. Outside of this Love triangle, between the Father, the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, there is not much of a relationship with us and our Eternal God at all. To Know Him is the first rung in the ladder to the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven. Outside of a relationship of reality with our God, the Only True God, there is no Kingdom of God or of Heaven. Darkness is the only reality of those who go around Jesus Christ to say they " Know God" or "Pray to God all the time."
In these last days, Jesus has given us the life line that connects us to Himself. That life line is the Holy Spirit. John 14, John 15, John 16 and John 17 all connect us to why Jesus came to the earth, died on the cross and desires us to walk in safety and truth with Him to eternity for ever.
Yesterday, I talked with an old friend I hadn't seen in years, 30 years in fact. I use to work with him. He dodged me on every thing I mentioned to him to do with knowing Jesus, the Kingdom of God and Heaven, and preparing ourselves for the tough days coming, just around the corner. He continued to say, " I live a good life, I have everything in order in my life, I'm pretty sure I will be going to heaven when Jesus comes, but he won't be coming any time soon."
I pray that Our Lord Jesus will come soon and very soon. I pray ever day that Jesus is coming soon, Amen! I know that Jesus will not come until that last person that Jesus has written their name in the Lamb's Book of Life has stepped forward and said " YES" to Jesus into their life, Hallelujah, Praise the Lord for that Great and Terrible Day of the Lord coming soon.
"Come to me," and I will give you living waters of Life." John 4:14.
However, the best news we can hear today in these end time days, in these days of Elijah, when we are being tested to the MAXIMUM in every direction of our lives, is " Come to me, and I will give you rest!" Amen! We will find rest in Jesus Christ when we submit to His Life in us, and when our lives become less and less allowing Jesus to rule and reign in our hearts forever more. This is the DAY, to come unto Him with our whole hearts fully trusting in Him, who is able to do what we couldn't do. Jesus is the lifter of our hearts, the lifter of our Souls, Amen.
Jesus we Love you and worship you for YOU being our all in all. Mark
8/19/2016 " The person who wishes to boast should boast only of what the Lord has done." " Let not the wise man gloat in his wisdom, or the mighty man in his might, or the rich man in his riches. Let them boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord who is just and righteous, whose love is unfailing, and that I delight in these things." "Everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I may have Christ." 1 Corinthians 1:31, Jerimiah 9:23, Philippians 3:8. Amen! These are the most important things today beloved. Meditate on these scriptures and draw close to your Lord Jesus. Mark.
8/18/2016 " No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who Love Him. But we know these things because God has revealed them to us by His Spirit, and His Spirit searches out everything and shows us even God's deep secrets." " Have you never heard or understood? Don't you know that the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding." 1 Corinthians 2:9-10, Isaiah 40:28.
No one knows just how much God Loves us. We barely know that He loves us anyway. Only by His Holy Spirit can we even "Taste and see, the Lord is Good." Psalm 34:8. One of the first big breakthroughs of my life was when the Lord impressed upon me that I needed the Holy Spirit in my life always. I thought it was automatic that the Holy Spirit would come into my life permanently just asking Jesus to be the Lord of my life. Not so. I needed to, I had to "Ask Jesus for the grace and the supernatural will of God to submit to the Holy Spirit in my life. It was not an automatic transition. "How much more will your Father in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him." Luke 11:13.
Jesus audibly told me after I received the Holy Spirit, " I will never leave you nor forsake you." This was my breakthrough into the Kingdom of Heaven. I would never be the same again, Praise God. My heart desires began to change immediately from this mighty act of Love from Jesus in my life.
If you haven't experienced this mighty change in your life, You need to ask the Father for the Holy Spirit, so that you will experience the "Baptism" of the Holy Spirit in your Life. It's not a hocus pocus magical thing. It is a promise to those who are being lead by the Spirit of God to the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus died for our sins on the Cross so that we could experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit beloved. I know that many of you have had this incredible experience already, PRAISE God! Pray for your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors to have this experience beloved.
For those of you reading this for the first time, stop right now and ask Our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ for this wonderful, incredible experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit of God in your life. Pray that by the grace of Jesus Christ in your life, God will grant to you the blessing of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth through the Holy Spirit living in your heart, your temple to God, which is your spiritual sacrifice to Him for ever. It is the most powerful blessing to the Lord you can do right now. Activate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that is already available to you if you have the Holy Spirit already in your lives. "The Holy Spirit will be poured out like rain in the later days," the bible says. Joel 2:28.
Don't expect to be like John the Baptist over night. You may feel like John the Baptist, but there is a long road ahead of you from here on out. One thing is for sure that you "will understand," No eye has seen, No ear has heard and no mind has ever conceived the things that God has planned for those who Love Him." Now, the Spirit of God will little by little, bite by bite, step by step...open up to you these unknown things you could have never experienced before the Baptism of God's incredibly Awesome, Holy Spirit.
May the Peace and Joy of God's blessings from the Holy Spirit be with you always, in Jesus name, Amen. "Come, Lord Jesus, Come. "
I have a special request for prayer from all who are reading today. This Saturday, August 20th is my wife's birthday. I am asking the Lord to bless Maryna with an awesome birthday. A breakthrough of heavenly proportions in her life, in Jesus name. I am hoping the Lord will help me to be the best husband I can be for Maryna, which I know would be His will. It also means a huge sacrifice of "my selfish self" to be all that I can be to and for Maryna. I am willing, thank you Jesus for your grace to do this.
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Lord, bless Maryna like never before, for your glory Jesus, in your name, Amen. Thank you beloved. Mark
8/17/2016 " Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of Love and good deeds. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of His coming back again is drawing near. " Hebrews 10:24-25.
This word From Paul is for us today! With the chaos we see spreading like gangrene all around us in America and all around the world in acts of anti Christ and anti Love in the world today, the encouragement and outbursts of Love and Good deeds are just what we need from our Lord in these days of trouble in a world that is drifting away from our Awesome Father God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit! It's in these last days we NEED Jesus even more than ever! I see the need to be PLUGGED in more and more...as in never unplugged. The moment we let our guard down, the enemy advances right to our own front door. Satan is not shy. He is cunning and quick to trick and accuse us, to interfere with our calm every day lives with confusion and chaos. The Word the Lord gave me recently that resonates in my heart and mind so loud is, " You have been compromised."
"You have been compromised." What do you think that means, Mark? I really didn't know right away, but I know that it was a warning...very alarming, like I had been deceived...really deceived. Jesus talks about this to us in Luke 11:35, " Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. For, oh how dark is that darkness." This is how cults are formed, when one has a revelation that they "THINK" is from the Lord, but in truth is from our very enemy, the devil. TEST all spirits beloved. If they do not bear fruit of the Holy Spirit, if they are not supportive of God's Love for everyone and distain for sin and evil, we are looking at darkness, not true light.
After much meditation and prayer over this one word of warning from the Lord, " You have been compromised," I realized days, even weeks later that being compromised happened way before I came into the picture, before my life began. It is a warning that in everything in the world and every place, evil abounds.
Paul tells us that even though evil abounds and is ever increasing everywhere around us, "GRACE" abounds all the more!" Romans 5:20. In other words, even though the truth is " we have all been compromised by this world and the things of the world," we still have that choice, choose Jesus, choose God's Grace over deception and evil or sin. The grace of the Lord is powerful and incredible in changing the environment around us. "With God," all things are possible.
We are being tested everyday in one way or another my beloved friend. Life is like a race, as Paul describes. We are all running a race where only the one who pursues the finish line with all determination to win, will actually win. Anyone who is running the race half heartedly will come in dead last. Amen. There are no rewards where there is no sweat and where there is no gain toward the Kingdom of God. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, then, all the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven will be added to your life!
We must be desperate to do the Lord's will in these last days beloved. The enemy would say to us, " But you are not in the last days. You have plenty of time to eat, drink and be merry. The end is no where in sight, no time soon. Just relax..."
"Oh, how dark is the darkness..." Luke 11:35. The devil would deceive you about the end times. It is right at our heels. It is already upon us beloved. Pray, seek the face of the Lord and know Him. The harvest time is already in our dawning. Be prepared. Be ready with great expectations of seeing God have His way in the world today.
Press forward today. Read your Bibles, join in with like minded, like Holy Spirit believers and pray together today. talk to someone you know, whom you know have resisted the good news of the gospel and tell them, " you know, I appreciate you and who you are, I just want you to know how much Jesus really Loves you and was willing to die for your eternal freedom." Then step back and pray for that person that the Grace of God, which is way more powerful than the evil all around them, is able to do what you have not been able to do before. Praise God for them and fight for them to be saved from eternal damnation! To God be the glory. Come Lord Jesus, come. Mark
8/16/2016 "God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful." 1 Corinthians 1:27.
Think about this. What does the Holy Spirit think about men's wisdom compared to God's wisdom? Jesus tells us plainly what God thinks of men's wisdom. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul in regards to the wisdom of children as being more in line with God's thinking. Jesus said, " Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like "little" children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3.
Why do you suppose Jesus felt it so important to tell us to become like " little " children, to enter the Kingdom of heaven? Any time I see the word, world or worldly, I see our demise. " Have nothing to do with the world or the things of this world. " 1 John 2:15. Because, if we don't, we will not see the Kingdom of Heaven...ever!
Men's wisdom has to do with the thinking and things of this world that are passing away. We who are born again, born of the Spirit, we are not of this world! We are born again into the Kingdom of Heaven, and the proof of this is in the way we think and the fruit of the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit in us. If we are born again, our thinking will change. Jesus does heart surgery on us and gives us a new heart. We no longer have the heart that we use to have for the things of the world, but we have a new heart for the things of Heaven, the Kingdom of God through Christ in us. Is that you beloved? Really be honest with yourself. If that is not your True heart, you are not there yet. " How much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him? " Luke 11:13.
Jesus said, " you are either for me, or against me." Matthew 12:30. " You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness." 1 Thessalonians 5:5. This world we now live in is a world that is soon passing away, gone, never to be seen again. It's not a "repeat of history, " as some might say- that is an excellent example of worldly thinking. Worldly thinking is saying, " The things of the world will get better, it always has been like this, history tells us so. Things have to get better." That is not true, it's a lie. Be not deceived.
We know that is not true, because we have a New Light of Life living within us, the Holy Spirit that tells us things that are only true. Only God the Holy Spirit is in touch with our Heavenly Father, who knows all things. We know these things to be true because we have God's word to tell us these things and the Holy Spirit within us to confirm these things are true.
If we are true to the Holy Spirit, we know that even at best, our human thinking of righteousness, as Paul the apostle said, " is but filthy rags." Romans 10:3, and Paul said that, " even our thinking must be transformed. " I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, "to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed ( compromised) by this world ( the thinking of men) but be transformed by " the renewal of your mind, ( your thinking ) that by testing you may" discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:1,2.
We are locked into a life of obedience to the Holy Spirit, beloved, Today. Today is the acceptable time of the Lord. How we live today determines how and where we live tomorrow. There are people who say they are Christians who have no clue what is happening in today. They love the world and the things of the world. They go to church, they pray, they even lay hands on the sick, cast out demons, they say they know God. But the Truth is, Jesus said, " Many will come in my name saying ' Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles" and I will then tell them plainly, ' I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers." Matthew 7:23.
Paul says, " that we must work out our salvation in fear and trembling." Philippians 2:12. Unless we deny ourselves and take up our cross " DAILY " we are falling short, we are not in Jesus' life boat, but in our own life boat. Jesus must be the master of the helm, the captain of the boat, His boat. We are nothing, except for the life we live in Christ Jesus. We are beautiful transparent children of God that the light of Christ either shines through us or we have no light, we just think we do, because we are still thinking as the world would have us think, only for ourselves.
Heavenly Father, help us TODAY to repent by the light of the Holy Spirit. Only you know the way to eternal life for us. Open our eyes to see the Way, the Truth and the Life, through Jesus Christ, who is our Light. Help us to " Bear one another's burdens, to fulfill the law of Christ in your perfect will for doing good through us and serving others in your Kingdom. Open the eyes of those around us that you have sent to us, so that they might see Christ in us, that you will be glorified, and Jesus, please keep us as " little children" thinking like the people you created us to be, to simply submit to you in our lives and bring you glory as we await that awesome day of the coming of our Lord to redeem God's children once and forever. Thank you Jesus for dying on the Cross for all men's sins, including mine, that I may be acceptable to God our Father, through your precious blood Lord Jesus, in your name I pray, amen.
8/14/2016 "I will be patient as the Lord punishes me, for I have sinned against Him. But, after that, He will take up my case and punish my enemies for all the evil they have done to me. The Lord will bring me out of my darkness into the light, and I will see His righteousness!" " Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord, point out the right road for me to follow." Mic. 7:9, Psalm 25:4.
I hope you start out your day with a devotion similar to Oswalt Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest, or maybe you have a bible study you follow. That is great for getting the cob webs out of our minds. We need some "Fresh air" each day to get our thinking right and begin to experience a "Heavenly lift" in our day.
Today, Chambers begins talking about what "grieving the Spirit of God " does to our daily walk with the Lord. He talks about being disciplined by the Lord, "Punished" for our disobedience to Him. Jesus says to us, " If you Love me, 'obey my Word, or command." We don't always do that beloved, but you can be sure that if you Love the Lord, He will point out right away that, " you missed my will in this area" where ever that might be."
Jesus Loves you and me. "He Loves the whole world." For God so loved the world...He gave His only Son, that we would believe in Him and be blessed with everlasting life." John 3:16. Jesus is all about Love. Love of a Father for His Son. When we experience the Love of the Father for His Son, Jesus, in our lives, we will experience the Love that the Father has for us and how much our Heavenly Father will protect us as we live out His will in our lives until Jesus Christ comes to clean up the world once and for all time in His Second Coming.
Today, Jesus will bring us out of our darkness, into His Marvelous Light. We will see His Righteousness, for sure! There is nothing complicated about walking the right path of the Lord. Just trust in Him. Know in your heart that Jesus will not let you down. He will always be with you and me, no matter what is happening around us. "Point out the right road for me to follow" Lord. Take my hand and walk with me, and I will walk with you where ever you lead me. I want to always be with you my Lord Jesus.
We Love you Lord and we thank you for your awesome, Great Love for us individually and for the whole world. I can't imagine how you do that, "Love the whole world," but you are God, and that's what you do. You are our Amazing God full of Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound of your Love. I am truly blessed by you Lord Jesus, today and forever for your great Love for me, for us. Thank you Jesus for setting us free to be what you created us to be, now and forever, Amen! Be blessed beloved. Just soak up the Love of our Awesome, Wonderful, Great God and Father of Heaven and earth. Hallelujah ! Mark
8/13/2016 " Do you Love me Peter? Then feed my sheep." Jesus Christ-John 21:17.
This word of Christ is a very powerful statement of Truth, not only to Peter and the apostles back then, just before Jesus returned to Heaven after His resurrection from the dead, but this statement is also for us who believe in Christ today. This statement is reflected in Oswalt Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest reading TODAY. Pray about this, pray about doing God's will today and having the Lord bless us with His grace to get things done in what is, " JUST THE NICK OF TIME," to FEED HIS SHEEP.
One thing I am convinced of in these end time days, If we are listening for the Lord to speak to us at all times, we won't miss anything the Lord would have to tell us now that would effect the life of someone else. We may not "hear" what the Lord is trying to tell us, but we will have heard His still silent voice saying, " STOP! Go a different way, or ' Don't go that way, there is danger there!' Hearing what the Lord is telling us is not that hard, unless you are easily distracted by the cares or things of the world. Too many people are waiting to be saved by Jesus beloved. Now is the acceptable time of the Lord Jesus Christ!
In America, we ( I) have become so dependent on having my cell phone with me no matter where I go, just so I won't miss any important calls, texts or emails. It all comes to my cell phone.
I must confess, this is an obsession that the Lord pointed out to me months ago. He pointed out that I would soon have to let go of this worldly obsession. Why? It was all a distraction to hearing the Lord, to trusting the Lord and often times, a source of grieving the Holy Spirit for lack of trust in the Holy Spirit would tell me anything I needed to know when I needed to know whatever was so important at the time. Grant it, a cell phone is a convenience to our every day living, but not so much a necessity. On my phone were business contacts, phone numbers of people whom I had no other record of their phone numbers, email service, texting messages and basically all contacts...you name it, it WAS all on my cell phone.
Yesterday, God humbled me in a profound way. My day of reckoning finally came about my obsession of the cell phone. The lesson was impressed months ago when my cell phone coverage was breaking up so bad on the local level. I changed cell phone companies twice in two months trying to get a company with better power strength so I would stop dropping calls. ( Are you wondering what this has to do with anything in the end times?)
Well, it does. We all have something that is distracting us in our lives from hearing that still silent voice of the Lord. This is grieving to the Holy Spirit, and just as todays reading in MUFHH, we see that God finally gives up on us until we reconnect with Him in repentance and in dying to whatever is distracting us from obedience to Him. Do you hear me? We need to turn off the antennae of the worldly minded to the spiritually minded Holy Spirit so that we are waiting and ready at all times for a warrior job to be done, right now by you, and maybe only you!
So yesterday, I went fishing with some friends for needed salmon in one of the near by rivers and my cell phone got wet and fried in a pool of water. That's it, all contacts...gone. All texts...gone. All emails...gone. Nothing of importance was saved. Just what I needed. It was a hard lesson, but a timely one beloved. The one thing that seemed I needed to get rid of the most to set me free to do the Lord's work, was just one thing that I did not have the sense to limit it's distractions and give it up...so the Lord knew what was going to happen and allowed it to happen for His Glory!
You might think, well, that's questionable about being God's will Mark. Any other time, I would agree. But we are not living in JUST any other time. We are in the last days time where every moment is critical and important. If we have a distraction in our lives that will detour us or keep us from hearing the Lord's voice, that distraction must go. Absolutely must go...or the Lord will move on and use someone else to do His will, that was originally assigned to us. Remember, " Our lives no longer belong to ourselves, but our lives belong to the Lord to do His will and not that of our own will."
So this was a hard lesson for me and hopefully may give you encouragement to deal with your own issues with the cares of this world that Jesus says, " Have nothing to do with the cares of this world."
Brother's and sister's in Christ. Jesus should always be the center of our lives and why we are still on this earth today. We could have been raptured by now, if it were God's will. You were selected for such a time as this to be born into this awesome creation of Almighty God. You are surrounded by angels for protection so that you can be the David sent to kill the Goliaths of the world. You have a great anointing of the Holy Spirit at your disposal when ever you need His power to do God's will.
As we draw closer to our Heavenly Father and to Jesus Christ our Lord, with the Holy Spirit, we will find that all we need right now is a connected line of thought and obedience with the Holy Spirit to stay in touch with God's will for us RIGHT NOW, TODAY. Jesus wants to use YOU today to make a difference in someone's life. Be open and ready, be sober and alert to hear the Spirit of the Lord call upon you to be first in line to do His will.
May the power of our Most High God be with you. May our Lord Jesus Christ keep us safe from our enemy, the devil and his co-horts who are out there to distract us and keep us from doing the Lord's will.
We all must, NEED TO, give what ever the Holy Spirit is telling us to give it up...for the Kingdom of God is at hand! There are way too many lives the Lord has to save using folks just like you and me. Unless we aren't listening because we are distracted by the "Things of this world."
WAKE UP beloved! Jesus said for us to not become influenced by the things of this world many times and in many places in the gospels as well as ingrained in Apostle Paul's letters to the Churches. Wake up from your spiritual slumber and put on the antenna of the Holy Spirit so we can hear clearly what He is telling us to do right now. Pray, pray, pray. Seek the Lord's face in Prayer right now. Confess that you have neglected to do God's will in your life everyday, all day long. Maybe from being just lazy or easily distracted by the enemy of His righteousness, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
May the peace and Love of Jesus Christ go with you now as you are blessed by the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ to go out and do great things for the Kingdom of God today, in Jesus name, AMEN! Mark
8/11/2016 " The Lord is faithful; he will make you strong and guard you from the evil one." " He died for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live." 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Galatians 1:4.
Oh, if we only knew the extent that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ loves us beloved! There is this plan that was from the beginning, that God-The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit, together would rescue us from this evil world...period! We were never meant to be content in this current mortal world. It was never meant to be paradise for us.
Yesterday, I mentioned we should all read Romans 8. I hope you all had a chance to experience Romans 8 yesterday. If not, check it out today. Paul talks to some length about how even all creation waits anxiously for the sons and daughters of God to be revealed to the world. Why? So that God's perfect will can be fulfilled and the Kingdom of Heaven, the Kingdom of God will be revealed to the whole universe! God has had this planned since the beginning of time and we, today, were created for a time such as this, to experience the birth pains of the New Heaven and Earth coming soon, after the great tribulation.
We must all go through this great tribulation period beloved, so that those who do not know or have a clue that God loves them will cry out to God to save them from the evil world, just as we have done at the right time when God chose us to reveal Himself to us and just as we see Paul share in Galatians 1:4.
Remember, that the temptations that come into our life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptations ( and only God can do this) from becoming so strong that you can't stand up against it. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you will not give into it. The Lord is faithful, He will make you strong and guard you from the evil one.
So, what do we do in the mean time beloved? What do we do with the time we have left on this earth and how do we live to please God? We pray. We worship the Lord. We meditate every moment we sense that the Lord is desiring our attention and look for opportunities the Lord will bring our way at work, school, at the market, walking on the street, where ever the Lord would have us to be. We continue to live in the Holiness of God's presence, doing good where ever we go and to whom ever God puts on our path. Pray for your neighbors. Pray for those who do not know the Lord Jesus and look for doors of opportunity to share what Jesus has done for you without beating people over the head with scriptures or "what you know" that will choke them off from lack of understanding. All we have to do is share Jesus' Love...you catch them, Jesus cleans them up.
I'm a fisherman. I live in Alaska, what would you expect! The Lord humored me once by what someone once said to me, maybe you have heard this phrase: You bait the hook and catch the fish. That's all you have to do. God supplies the bait and the hook, the rod and reel and you just do the required action to go "catch them." Then, once you catch the fish (people) Jesus will clean the fish (people) as He sees fit. They all belong to Jesus, not us. It's not for us to clean up the people that "hear God's word" or how they respond to God's word. We are to simply love them and pray for them. God does the rest. Now, sometimes, those whom the Lord sends to us will want to " stay around us for a while " just as Jesus had followers who stayed around for a while. Then we have another obligation, to disciple them with the word of God, to teach them what Jesus is doing in their lives and how Jesus and the Holy Spirit desire to take them on full time into the Kingdom of God.
One of the things my wife and I find very helpful in our time of preparing for the tribulation period coming, is prepping, or preparing for those difficult times. I see that those times are closing in very fast. It's like winter is coming fast and we need to "batten down the hatches," meaning to board up the windows and doors for a long hard winter is on it's way, storms that would normally blow off the hatches if they were not bolted down.
We have a very difficult time ahead of us beloved, so I hope you are saving extra food for your families and friends around you, not just for yourselves. We also need to prepare for any medical attention some might need. Extra bandages, ointment like Neosporin for wounds, aspirin, ibuprofen, soaps, toothpaste and extra toothbrushes for hygiene along with all the other things you and your neighbors might/will need. Read our TIME IS SHORT page for ideas on what you would need.
For example, if there are little children or infants, you will need special supplies such as diapers, vitamins and toys for the little ones. If there are pets, extra food for them and things your pets need that you wouldn't normally have on hand. Farm animals will need extra food too and special needs for cuts and antibiotics too. Extra gasoline for an electrical generator...many things like that you will see on the TIME IS SHORT PAGE.
We are getting closer and closer to needing everything organized so we know where we can find these important things we will need in times of crisis. We know there will be earthquakes like never before, so keep important needed things away from windows for example. We know there will be signs and wonders in the sky such as huge falling to the earth asteroids, meteor showers striking the earth like never experienced before. Volcanic eruptions like never before. I don't mean to scare you, but these are things we know from the Word of God are on their way. God is saying, " I will protect you," those of you who will do my will to help the injured during this time and lead them to me. We are the ones God is going to use to help people who do not know Jesus to come to know Him. We know that more do not know Jesus than those who know Him in our world today. We must be there for them beloved. Get prepared. Get the things you have and need organized to help those with needs such as : Food, clothing, blankets, pillows, shoes, socks, underwear, Bibles to hand out and bible studies, seeds to plant food if you live in the country, tools, lumber, large carpenter Visqueen Plastic rolls and duct tape for building shelters, repairing fallen walls, roofs, etc., nails...all these things will be needed.
Don't forget to purchase silver now for bartering later when there is no monetary system such as banks. You will eventually need to purchase things you will need from those who have to sell, like gasoline, food or medical supplies, clothing, blankets, etc.
We will be the hands and feet of Jesus no matter what happens and when ever it happens. I can assure you this, the majority of the people on the earth will not be ready for what is coming. The bible says in Matthew Chapter 24, that since the beginning of time nothing as bad has ever happened, and nothing will ever be as bad until the end as what we are about to experience in the world beloved.
Jesus says the times will be just as the times of Noah. That means most of the people will be scoffing at your preparing. Get serious about this, pray about it and do what you can while there is still time. The evil one would tell you this is all a panic scare, not to worry. WRONG! DEAD WRONG! Do the right thing and prepare. That way, when everything begins to unwind, you will have something prepared for yourself, your family and your closest neighbors. Be prepared to feed, cloth, heal, and disciple those the Lord will bring to you in time of trouble. It's that simple. God will bring them to you, you won't have to go looking for them when these things begin to happen. Just be prepared beloved. Jesus is counting on you now more than ever before.
May the Lord give you wisdom and strength by His graces. May He protect you with His Mighty angels and mercies. May the Lord's face shine upon you and bring you strength and hope for those around you, in Jesus name, amen.
8/102016 " To Know the Lord and experience the Mighty Power that raised Him from the dead! " Philippians 3:10.
Ever since I can remember, I have dreams now and again that I can fly. Not fly like a bird in the sky, but flying more by just moving through the sky in a breezeless lightning speed. Or, I can just hover and move more like dust rising up off the floor in a sun beam.
To this day, I look forward to this re-occurring dream as the Lord blesses me with it, as it fascinates me with the thought of a supernatural means of transportation without any effort on my part, much like Elijah must have traveled up to Heaven in a whirlwind. 2 Kings 2:11-12.
Do any of you ever dream a similar dream like this? I believe that when we get to heaven, we might all be able to move about in the same manner. I have, upon occasion in these dreams of flying, taught others to fly in the same way. It was as easy as jumping up into the air and slowly moving away from the ground and up to the top of trees in different manners, much like swimming in water some of the times, but still floating or moving above the ground. I like to think of it as just one of things that as children of God, separates us from others in and of the world.
In a similar sense, to Know the Lord, to experience His Mighty Power is very similar. It's all an experience of walking in the spirit and not in the flesh. You have to experience the presence of the Lord Jesus, His Mighty Power working in you, to really understand how small we are and how GREAT HE REALLY IS! In the natural mind, we can not touch this experience. It's not for anyone to know. But, in the Spirit, we can know Jesus intimately close, very intimate and other things we could never experience in the flesh. That is Jesus desire and the desire of our Great God and Heavenly Father, that we might Know Him and Jesus Christ whom He has sent to us. Our experiences with Jesus will take us " Out of this world! "
In these last days, there is so much going on, it boggles my mind. In fact, unless we keep our eyes on Jesus constantly, we can become lost in all that is really going on around us and in the world. We need to be aware of what is going on, but not be taken by it. You don't have to go far to see the world around us is swimming in a sea of turmoil like never before.
Jesus said, " I did not come to bring peace to the world, but to divide the world." Luke 12:51. And, that is exactly what is happening in the end time world around us today. It is very perilous times, just as Paul warned Timothy in 2nd Timothy, third chapter, 1st verse. Go read it.
The word becomes a life preserver for us in these times of trouble. What else can pacify a heart that longs for Jesus so much to come and take us away from the world we are experiencing forever! All creation is crying out for the coming of the Lord right now. Even the secular world can see that nature is perplexed also with what it can not change. That's how I feel. But, that is exactly what Jesus wants us to feel, that desire for intimate closeness to Him and how much we need Him, even to the point we cry out, " Come Lord Jesus, come."
Don't get me wrong, I am glad that I am here on earth still, and I know God has a plan for me to do good and glorify Him each day with the life He has given me. That is part of why I write this blog, this journal each day for myself and for you. I hope this inspires you to do something much the same too! We should all keep a journal so that we can stay in touch with Jesus every day in an intimate way that is tangible and real. We can all do what ever God calls us to, how ever great or small that might be.
I love the book of Romans. I'm thinking about reading chapter 8 again. There is so much in chapter 8 that speaks to me deep, very deep into my soul. Especially where Paul talks about how great is Christ's love for us. Go check it out. I'm going to. Try reading the words OUT LOUD. It may sound odd at first, but it really helps me to hear it out loud sometimes to really get a grasp of the power of each word to change and transform us and our thinking.
May the Lord Jesus bless you today and keep you safe. May the Lord encamp a host of angels around you to protect you from the evil one and bless you with His Peace, which surpasses all understanding, in Jesus name, Amen. Mark