​​​​​​​​​​07/15/2017-UNLESS GOD DOES THE WORK IN US AND THROUGH US,  WE CAN NOT PLEASE HIM

" Unless the LORD does the work,  those who do the work labor in vain."  Psalm 127:1.,  " For God is working in you,  giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases  HIM."   Philippians 2:13.

Unless we die to self, we can not even be a follower of Christ.   That is just how simple life is as a Christian.  Here is the TRUTH:  GOD IS GOD AND WE  ARE NOT !   The sooner we understand who we are in God's presence, the sooner we will begin to please Him.  We all need to get out of God's way and let God be God in our lives.

07/11/2017-HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTION IS A DAILY EVENT IF YOU ARE  SEEKING THE LORD IN TRUTH

Conviction of sin... in our lives through intervention of God the Holy Spirit  + remorseful sorrow, for the sin in our lives through Holy Spirit dwelling in us  + Repentance, (Change from darkness to Light of Christ living, ) directly influencing our spirit's CONDITION manifested through the Spirit of Christ dwelling in our spirit through the baptism of God the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ's own hand.   God the Holy Spirit, GIVING US the born again newness of life in our spirit from God's own hand IS WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS BEING BORN AGAIN !

07/06/2017-IN THIS WORLD WE HAVE BEEN DECEIVED OR COMPROMISED IN OUR LIVES AT ONE TIME OR AN OTHER

" For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God knowing good and evil."   Genesis 3:5.,  "...she took some and ate it.  She also gave some to her husband who was with her and he ate it."  Genesis  3:6b.

Conviction of sin in our lives,  plus heart felt wrenching sorrow for sin in our lives and then True Repentance.

07/05/2017-TAKE HEED THAT NO ONE DECEIVE YOU

" Take heed that no one deceives you, For many will come in My name, saying, ' I am the Christ,'  and will deceive many."  Matthew 24: 4, 5.

Paint these two verses on your bedroom ceiling so that you can read them first thing when you awaken in the morning and the last thing you read before turning the lights off at the end of the day.  This is the first warning Jesus mentions to us that signals the End Time Days, or the Second coming of Christ.

​Remember,  Jesus is the Light of the world.  Jesus exposes all dark motives and thoughts.  " And many false prophets will arise and  mislead many. " Matthew 24:11.   In  Matthew 24:4 and 5,  and 11,  Jesus states the word "many" four times.  

I believe we are the generation that will see Jesus second coming based on these three verses in Matthew 24:4,5 and 11.  Meditate on these three verses and ask Jesus how we have been deceived by many over the course of our lives.  Think about what Jesus was telling us would happen to set off the end time days.  Deception.

Mark 

07/01/2017-ARE YOU READY RIGHT NOW TO MEET YOUR LORD FOR YOUR JUDGMENT

" For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God's household.  And if judgment begins with us,  what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God's Gospel of Good News."  1 Peter 4:17.

We should by now understand why it is so important for us to have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ the Son of God.   It is God's will for us to do so.  Even more so,  to have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ daily,  throughout the day and night,  not just when it seems convenient or on Sundays mornings at church.  The Truth is,  the Sunday morning relationship is not going to cut it.  That's not a good relationship with Christ,  to meet with Him once a week and to meet with Him in total pretense.  

"Jesus knows us better than we even know ourselves."  John 2:24.  We can​'t hide the truth from Our LORD.  We are an open book before the Lord. 

If we will pray for God the Holy Spirit's conviction today, asking the Holy Spirit to reveal anything that is in us that does not please the Lord,  we can confess whatever sin God the Holy Spirit shows us is still in our hearts and ask God for forgiveness for those sins we have harbored in our hearts.  Then,  the blood of Christ will wash us clean so that we can put on the robe of Christ's Righteousness and not be ashamed of any sin still in our lives.  The only unforgiven sin in our life is the unrepentant sin. 

"We must be Holy as the Lord is Holy,"  1 Peter 1:16,  and, " Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect."  Matthew 5:48.

​It is God's will that none should perish but that All should come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His Saving grace. ( 2 Peter 3:9.)  The Truth is, if someone we know who is dear to us does not know this truth concerning Jesus Christ and their salvation through Him,  they could be in danger of hell's fire right now.  You may be the only one God is counting on to help bring them the message of Jesus Christ!  It could be your own kids or your grandkids that God is counting on you to tell them how important it is that they know Jesus Christ intimately now.

​God's Judgment is on the church today.  Who is the church?  You are the church,  I am the church.  We are the church!  There is little time left Beloved in Christ.  Waste no time.  God only knows who your grandkids will tell about Christ once they get to know Jesus?

​Mark

06/30/2017-HAPPY IS THE PERSON WHO FINDS WISDOM AND GAINS UNDERSTANDING

" Happy is the person who finds Wisdom and gains Understanding.  She will guide you down delightful paths;  all her ways are satisfying."  Proverbs 3:13.

What is Wisdom and Understanding ?  Isaiah 11:2, says the Spirit of Wisdom and of Understanding are just two of the 7 spirits of God.  In these Last Days while we still have time,  we need to seek with all our hearts to find everything we can do right to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God until Christ comes again on the day of His second coming.  God has a purpose for you today to do His will.  Seek to hear His voice and to the Lord Jesus Christ,  hear His will for you today.  Pray also for those close to you to know Jesus today.  Time is quickly running out for them to know Jesus.

​Mark

06/29/2017-YOU WHO WERE ONCE VERY FAR AWAY FROM GOD, ARE NOW BROUGHT BACK, VERY NEAR

" But now in Christ Jesus, ye who were far off from God have been brought near by the blood of Christ." Ephesians 2:13.

We who were once far away from God, have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  This has been " BREAKING NEWS, "  for...since the beginning of time.

Jesus showed me (and has shown others) this  simple Truth about Himself during a time when I really struggled with whether there was a God or not. 

He said this to me personally,  (test me for this is not in the scriptures,) " Look at how I designed TIME.  Since the beginning of time on the earth when I first created this world, everyone recognizes this time as " BC " time.  Time is dated "before Christ" simply as, BC.  The time of Christ time on earth, as Christ the child through adulthood when Jesus began His ministry to His death on the Cross is simply time suspended.  Since Jesus was known by everyone in His worldly existence, this time was during that time sequence of CHRIST BEING on the earth, or time being suspended because of Jesus actual presence on the earth. 

Since Jesus death and resurrection, time is known throughout the world in all venues, both scientific (secular) and time in the Church of Christ,  as AD.  (Without getting into the splitting of hairs of what AD actually means in the Latin or any of that) We know that the TIME as we know it starts at BC to Christ made flesh on the earth and AD begins After Christ ascended into the clouds, ( witnessed by many and recorded that Jesus disappeared into the clouds and He was proclaimed that He would return again in the same way in His Second Coming at the end of this present (AD) ERA, "They  were  looking intently up into the sky as he was going,  when suddenly two  men dressed in white stood beside them.  "Men of Galilee," They said, " why do you stand here looking into the sky?"  This same Jesus,  who has been taken from you into heaven,  will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven."  ACTS 1:10, 11. )

​So, Jesus Christ, Son of God, designed time with Himself in the beginning of time, in the middle of time, and through to the end of time.  Jesus is time eternally, The Alpha and the Omega, The beginning and the end.  Jesus Christ is at the center of time, has been and He always shall be.  Everytime you look at a clock or calendar, Jesus is looking right back at you.  Think about Jesus when you think about TIME.

​Mark

06/28/2017-ARE YOU NOW,  FINALLY DESPERATE FOR CHRIST TO BE IN FULL CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE?

" You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit for others..." John 15:16, and " No one comes to me unless the Father draws them to me."  John 6:44.

​You have heard this before: Our destiny to know Christ is exactly appointed by Father God.  It wasn't an accident or by chance that you were called to "Come" to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Psalm 139 says that " even while we were in our mother's womb,  the Lord knew us and planned out our days before we were even born."  Psalm 139:16

​If you are here at this website today because you are sick and tired of realizing that you can not save yourself,  that no matter how hard you try to be good, your efforts are impossible to even resemble good.  If you are here today because you have truly realized that YOUR END TIME DAYS are very close and that you have no more chances left to make a difference for God without total surrender to Jesus...You still have that one last chance to do God's will and get it right for the first time in your miserable life!  Quit trying to improve your life by yourself.  It is impossible to please God without faith. 

Faith in God, will change the impossible in your life.  The things in your life that seemed impossible to change,  JESUS CHRIST will change if you will simply quit trying to fix yourself, by yourself.  Give up your efforts 100% and go now on Christ's power.  Do it now.  Give up your life.  Let go of your destiny, quit planning your life for yourself.   Now,  Take Jesus' hand and trust Him with your life and begin to thank Him for being faithful for/to you and the destiny He has planned for you while you were still in your mothers womb..  Amen, thank you Jesus.

God had a purpose for your life before you/we were even born!  So, whether our parents planned for us or not, God planned for us and has always had a heavenly purpose for us in His own mind to draw us close to Himself.

  Jesus has always been at the helm of the creation of that heavenly plan for us,  even His desire to die on THE cross for our short comings, our wickedness, yes, our vile evil heart conditions.  " Even while we were still evil, wicked and vile, Jesus Christ died for us." Romans 5:8   This is the Truth Beloved.   You still have a chance...Now listen...

How do you feel about what Jesus did for you,  even though you do not deserve it?  Did you know that even if you were the only person in all of God's creation,  Jesus would have still died for you so that you could have eternal life?  That is how much Jesus loves you and me Beloved.  If you will admit that you need Jesus' Love and Mercy from His Cross,  and you admit from the bottom of your heart the Truth that you have really failed miserably in your life to do what is right, admitting that you have sinned intentionally before God in your heart,  you must confess your desire to sin and any sin that weighs you down,  then, and only then, your only Savior, Jesus Christ,  will forgive you of that/those many sins and cleanse you of any unrighteousness in you and make you as spotless as the freshly fallen snow.  Yes, His desire is not to harm you but to bless you with His presence in your life If you believe this Truth and confess you have failed all by yourself,  then there is still hope for you.   If you will confess Jesus as Lord of your life,  He will then take on the task of cleaning up your life and setting you free and clean as a Child of the Most High God.

Jesus is still the only deliverer of your soul and spirit. Yes, for  you, Child of God.  Surrender now your ALL and all, and He, Jesus Christ the Lord, will give you His ALL and ALL,  and deliver you from the evil that has so quickly beset you and stolen your life intended for God, and turned your life into nothing but sinful living.

​Jesus desires to set us/you free for all eternity, to accept you as His bride in an intimate relationship now and throughout eternity.  The days are short Beloved of Christ.  Be Serious NOW.  Are You Serious?  Then, Now, while  you still have this chance, come before the Lord Jesus Christ in spirit and in Truth:

​Ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life today and allow your soul to experience His deep, deep everlasting Love and healing, for He is the Lover of your soul!  Experience a huge lifting off of your heart a weight of sin that is holding you down, pinning you down to the guilt of an everlasting curse of sin.  BE FREE by the Blood of Jesus!

​All you need to do right now is to kneel down right where you are, before the Lord Jesus who will never leave you, nor forsake you and bow your head.  Say, " Jesus, my life is so miserable and empty without you in control of my life.   Only You know me better than I know myself.  Please come back into my life and show me how to repent and ask forgiveness for my many sins.  Then speak to me and tell me that you Love me and have forgiven me...and what you want me to do next.  I realize I can not live a good life without you in control of my destiny, without you to show me the Way.  So, I surrender my life to you with no regrets and submit to your perfect will for me, in your name sweet Jesus, I pray." Amen. 

Keep in mind that you are starting all over in a new life and that sin will again be knocking on your door constantly, begging you to open the door and let it back in.  You will be helpless if you answer that door by yourself.  You will now need to answer only to Jesus and what He wants you to do from here on out.  It's not going to be easy,  you already know that.  Pray in all things from here on out.  Pray that Christ will help you by the Spirit of Truth,  the Holy Spirit.  Ask Jesus for a good church to get into and by all means, read your bible as much as you can to keep you strong in the Spirit.

​Write down the date and time you surrendered your life to Jesus right now,  today.   This may be the umpteenth dozen time you have recommitted your life to the Lord Jesus.  Or this may be your first time on your knees before the King of Kings.  It doesn't matter.   What matters is that you have a sincere heart to repent of your sinful ways.  

If you are now desperately aware that you needed to be truthful before the Lord because you realized God knows your heart,  all the lies you have been hiding in your life and all the vile evil that has been darkening your hearts condition, you are determined now to let go of all this garbage that has slowed you down and kept you in bondage to sin.  If you are desperately sincere this time,  there is hope for you,  but don't be intentionally messing around with the powers of darkness and sin any more.  God will not be mocked. 

Today is when your eternal life began with Christ as your Lord and King.  Your Savior and Redeemer, Praise God!  Now, as soon as you have made this commitment to the Lord Jesus, complete your New Covenant with the KING of KINGS by thanking Jesus for saving your life and bringing you into the Kingdom of God for all eternity.  And , know this, all heaven rejoices when one sinner, YOU repents and is saved by Jesus Christ.  All heaven is millions of angels and those who are in that great cloud of witnesses watching over you.

​To God be the glory and power and riches for all eternity, in Christ Jesus, Amen!  You are a New Creation NOW in Christ Jesus, Amen.

​Mark

06/26/2017-KNOWING WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST, IS KNOWING TRUTH

" You shall know the Truth and the Truth will/shall make you Free."   John 8:32.

Knowing who we are in Christ...that is the question of eternity.  It is a mystery to the world,  but not to those whom our Father God has revealed the Love of Christ to.

​I am amazed each time I think of God's perfect will for the world, with perfect harmony in God's perfect will for each of our lives.  How every thing we do and our very circumstances in  life do effect those around us.  If we live to bring glory to Christ, then Christ is glorified in and through us in ways we will never know because of "Christ in us."

​"No one comes to me unless the Father draws them to me."  John 6:44., and  " 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 that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you."  John 15:16.

​So, " while we were yet sinners,  Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8.  The mystery of Jesus Christ is really not a mystery, except for those of the world who do not want to be set free from the world and the things of the world.  Remember what Jesus told us, " He knows what is in the heart of man,"  every vile wickedness and evil thought and intention."  Yet, Jesus says, "  Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."

​When we were in the world,  following the god of this world,  the prince of this world, satan, we did not have a conscience, we did what ever felt good to satisfy our flesh, amen!  We really had no control over the sinful tendencies that controlled  our soulish lives.  Then, suddenly, God's grace came into our lives and everything changed.

​"By grace you have been saved through faith..." Ephesians  2:8.

​Mark

06/23/2017-KNOWING WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST JESUS IS GREAT FREEDOM

" IF  you know Jesus, you are free indeed."  John 8:32.

" If you know the truth,"  then you know Jesus.  Jesus is Truth.  There is no mystery in life  about who Jesus is.  Either you  know Jesus or you don't.  Many know ABOUT Jesus,  but do not know the first intimate thing about Him?

​Most of us are just plain ignorant about knowing Jesus on an intimate level.  Look at Jesus' disciples' lives.  Jesus rebuked Philip and the others in  John 14:9, saying, " Haven't I been with you so long and you still don't know Me? "

​Think about how you view life today.  Then, ask Jesus to help your blind eyes to really see.

​Blessed be the name of the LORD.

​Mark

06/22/2017-WHO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO BE JUDGE ?

" Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest : for wherein thou judgest another,  thou condemest thyself;  for thou that judgest doest the same things."  Romans 2:1.

The most important truth for us to know in these last days is " How do we size up to God,  I mean really look, appear to the Lord as we stand before Him? "  How can we compare ourselves to God as we stand before the Lord God of the universe?  Are we really dead to self and alive in Christ?  Or, are we still playing the same old games we have played all along in our lives of trying to make ourselves look better than others so that we appear more important than they?  Who do we really think we are?  God is God and we are not.  That is the raw truth we must all realize before we can really begin to walk with Our Lord.  Otherwise, we are no different than Judas who betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

Jesus rebuked the disciples time and again for the same issue.  Remember when the disciples were standing around arguing who would be in the most important position with Christ in Heaven, who would be sitting closest to His throne in Heaven?  " Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their thoughts of their hearts,  had a little child stand beside Him and He said to them,  "  whoever shall receive this child in My name,  receives me;  and whoever shall receive Me,  receives the ONE  having sent Me.  For the one being the least among you all,  he shall be great."  Luke 9:46-48.

​Being a child of God has nothing to do with "whatever greatness we have achieved" in our walk with the Lord.  If we are walking with the Lord,  we will walk humbly or not at all.  I must realize that it is a privilege just to be standing with Jesus.  It is not as if we have done anything great to deserve anything !  But,  how great His Love for us that allows us to even stand before  Jesus in this life, cleansed of our many sins by His precious blood.   For it to even be possible to be with Jesus in the life of eternity He is planning for us,  we must stay humble and be silent before Jesus,  then we can have intimate relationship with Jesus and know His great love for ALL people.

Judging others will only get us in trouble every time we take the role of God in Judging others.  Only God is a righteous Judge.   Only the spirit of Lucifer  comes out and judges people openly.  "The devil, Lucifer himself is the accuser of the brethren."  Revelation 12:10.  Do you want the spirit of Lucifer controlling your mind and body,  robbing you of your eternal promise with Christ in Heaven ? 

Then stop judging others.  Confess right now your sin of harboring the spirit of Lucifer in you mind and body,  thinking you can judge others and be something big and important for doing it.   IF you humbly stand before your Lord with a thankful and humble heart,  God will forgive you of your sin and wash you clean once again in the blood of the Lamb,  our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.   STOP JUDGING OTHERS !

​Be blessed in these last days In your relationship with Jesus Christ and wait with anxious anticipation for your bridegroom to come and receive you up with Him into your eternal home with Him for all eternity.  Be Blessed.

​Mark

06/21/2017-HOW MUCH TIME DO WE REALLY HAVE UNTIL THE END

" And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world,  so that all nations will hear it;  and then the end will come."  Matthew 24:14.,  " 6)  At midnight the cry rang out: ' Here's the bridegroom!  Come out to meet him!'  7)  "Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.  8)  The foolish ones said to the wise, ' Give us some of your oil;  our lamps are going out.'

​9)  No' they replied,  'there may not be enough for both us and you.  Instead,  go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'  10)  But while they were on their way to buy oil,  the bridegroom arrived.  The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet.  And the door was shut.   11)  Later the others also came.  'Lord, Lord,'  they said,  'open the door for us!'  12) But he replied, ' Truly I tell you,  I don't know you.'

​13)  Therefore keep watch,  because you do not know the day nor the hour."  Matthew 25:6-13.

I don't know which will seem worse to hear,  the door shut, verse 10 b, or the words, " Truly I tell you,  I don't know you."  verse 12. 

Which response do you think you will hear?​  What can we do right now to be prepared for when the time comes and the Lord arrives at your/our door?  At this point when Jesus comes knocking, we had better be ready at the door.

​We have all seen the picture of Jesus standing at the door knocking, mentioned in Revelation 3:20.  What do you see that is unusual on the door,  or should I say that is unusual to doors in our modern culture?  That's right,  there is no outside door knob.  That's because in that day, a visitor could not let themselves in to a home.  The home owner had to unlock the door from the inside before letting the visitor in.

​There is a hidden mystery in this passage.  God does not force us to know Him.  He does call to us to come to Himself, but never forces His will upon us.  The invitation to know Him comes NOW,  not later. 

The young rich man story in Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31,  and Luke 18:18 tell the same sad ending.  The young rich man knew that Jesus was a wise teacher, he greeted Him likewise.  So after Jesus answered His question about what he must do to enter the kingdom of heaven, the young rich man, sadly turned away from Jesus and walked away because he loved his many possesions here on earth more than eternal life with Christ in Christ's heavenly Kingdom.

​Our calling right now is coming loud and clear.  You should be hearing the voice of the Lord telling you, " Come to me, you who are heavily burdened...and I will give you rest.  In that calling to "Come," the CONVICTION of the Holy Spirit should be falling on us all.  "But woe to me, I am ruined!  For I am a man with impure lips..." Isaiah 6:5.

​Conviction is heart felt conviction of God upon our lives of hidden sin in our life.  It is impossible, even today as born again Christians to come fully into God's presence when we still have unrepented sin in our lives, no matter how little or great our hidden sin may seem to us to be.  The Holy Spirit makes that sin very clear, it must be confessed, repented of and cleansed by the blood of Christ's  Cross before we can move on with Christ as our Redeemer and Lord.

​The conviction of the Holy Ghost to reveal the sin that so easily sets us behind,  weighs us down is what we MUST pray for right now Beloved, before we can move closer to Jesus.  We are like the POOR rich man without the Holy Spirit conviction to set us free from ANY sin in our lives. 

​I hope this makes sense to your spirit.  We must be Holy as our Lord and Redeemer is Holy.  This is a MUST.  We are only Holy because of the presence of He who is Holy living in us.  The Spirit of Truth can not live in us if we are harboring sin in our lives, in our hearts without intent to give that sin up,  to repent of that or those sins in our lives.  

Beloved,  we need God the Holy Spirit in us.  He is the oil that keeps our lamps burning.  He, God the Holy Spirit will keep your oil jar full so that all you have to do is stand at the door and wait for the bridegroom,  Jesus to come knocking for you to, " Come up hither with Him, on that wonderful day of the Coming of Our Lord for His Bride, the remnant church.  Do you want all that Christ has for you in eternity with Him?  Then tell someone else about how they too can have everything in Christ Jesus also,  just like you have.  Keep your focus on Jesus  RIGHT NOW, and let nothing make you waver from Him.  NOTHING.

​Jesus is our ALL in ALL.

​Be blessed today in Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.

​Mark

06/20/2017-HOW DO YOU LOVE GOD ?  WHAT WE THINK ABOUT MOST DETERMINES THE DIRECTION OF OUR HEART.

" If you say you know me,  but do not do what I say, he is a liar,  and the truth is not in him."  1 john  2:4.

This is a very direct statement to the church today,  to each and everyone of us individually.  This is about the TRUTH.  Either the TRUTH is in us,  or He is NOT.  And ,  IF Christ,  the TRUTH is in us,  then we know the Truth and we are free from the ball and chain of the prince of this world.

​This morning before I woke up,  I heard the Lord speak to me.  He said, " Do you love me more than anything else? "

​This is a bold statement of the " Truth in our life," and tells us where our heart really is directing our feet on one of two paths.  If the Lord is not first place in our heart,  we do not belong to Christ YET.  This is the Truth. 

​" If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother,  wife and children,  brothers and sisters- yes,  even their own life- such a person cannot be my disciple."  Luke  14:26.  In other words Beloved, If we do not deny ourselves and take up our cross daily WITH Jesus Christ as King on our own throne,  we are not following Christ first, but we are still on our own throne saying we are following Christ and nothing more than a Liar.  God hates Liars.  So If I do not Love Christ Jesus more than my own agenda, then God really sees me as lost without hope of being in His will and wandering in darkness with the rest of the world under the rule of the prince of this world, satan.

​If we say we know God,  but do not do what God says, then we are a liar to say we are a Christian.  If we do not Love God more than anything else or any one else, we can not follow Him,  we CAN NOT HEAR HIS VOICE.  If we can not hear His voice, how can we do what He tells us to do and obey Him?

​The simplest things for us to obey today,  the Spirit of Truth is telling us to " Listen " and do as Jesus commands  us to obey Him.  " If you love Jesus, listen to Him and do as He says, Obey Him."  If you can't hear Jesus voice, tune out the world that is such a distraction to you, admit you need God's grace and mercy to hear the voice of Christ, ask God for forgiveness for your sin,  repent ( determine to change your habits of sin)  and begin to listen for the voice of the Lord. 

​With that said, be careful.  The enemy will come at you with "familiar spirits" who will imitate Christ to test you.  That is why it is so important to find a good church and mentor to help you.  Reading the ​Word daily is equally important to hear the Lord and What He is saying to you each day.

These are all important steps for ALL of us in these end time days Beloved in Christ.  We are being tested every day by the fire of the Holy Spirit,  burning out the dross of lies that we once listened to that we thought were from the Lord, but were only  familiar spirits from the prince of this world.

​Pray and hold onto the hands of Jesus with both hands.  Do not compromise your eternal life with lies from the dark side.  Come out from among those in the world who would drag you into hell with them,  who still love the world and really, in their hearts, hate Jesus and love themselves.

Blessed be the Name of the LORD!  He gives and takes away, blessed be His Holy Name.

​Mark



06/19/2017-DO YOU  LOVE CHRIST MORE THAN YOUR SELF...BE HONEST WITH GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

​" If you love me, do as I say."  John  14:23 .

God is NOT fooling around with The Church any longer, Beloved.  God is the Only God, " full of the seven Spirits of the LORD, Wisdom,  Understanding, Counsel,  Might, Knowledge,  and fear of the  LORD. "   These are the seven Spirits of the LORD.   Isaiah 11:2.  The Church today,  in general does not know God in the way that God expects the Church to know Him today.  The Church knows of Him,  but does not know Him intimately nor the Seven Spirits of the LORD. 

Knowing the character of the LORD, the seven Spirits of the LORD is at the heart of really knowing God .  This is where the LORD draws the line between the Bride of Christ Church and the Laodicean Church that Christ talks about in Revelation 3:14-22.  Which church do you belong to?

No other so called god can even come close to the  LORD and His seven Spirits.

​If you don't know  the seven Spirits of the LORD,  then you do not know the LORD.  Read Revelation 5.   I hope this opens up  a door like It did with me,  who the LORD God Almighty really is.

​Mark

06/18/2017-PERILOUS TIMES ARE HERE NOW AND TO BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY

" But know this,  that in the last days Perilous times will come."  2 Timothy 3:1-5.

Perilous in this context means, "Stressful times will come."  Are we in stressful times Beloved of Christ?

​You better believe it.  The problem with believing we are in " THE PERILOUS TIMES,"  Paul was talking about,  most mainline churches don't want you to know that we are in the end time days.   That would ruin their long term plans for their own selfish agendas.  Most mainline denominations are living in a bubble, shrouded in darkness,  void of any of God's Truth.  They refuse to believe we are in the end time days, thus they preach the same gospel that itching ears want to hear while the earth spins in tune with God's will with terror knocking on EVERYONE'S door.  Beloved, things in the world are not going to get any better in any time ever until Jesus comes.  Things in the United States are not going to get any better either.  According to biblical prophesy, we are headed to terrible, terrible times with chaos and world disorder everywhere.  This is our new reality until Jesus comes.

​We in America may not be experiencing the terror that 90% of the world today is experiencing,  but Brothers and Sisters,  we are experiencing the brewing of terror that will unleash trouble like America has never seen before.  Read your bibles!  The outcome of these days gets worse according to end time prophesy.  I'm telling it to you straight right now.  If you do not allow the Holy Spirit to have His way in your life right now,  you are in danger of loosing your Salvation.  Right now, "JUDGEMENT has come upon the church."  1 Peter 4:17.  If the church keeps denying the voice of the Lord,  as the Lord tells us it will,  the church will be turned over to the world the prince of this world and the tribulation of the world will eat them alive.  God is not messing around!  All the signs are apparent to us all,  we are in the end time days and things will get worse, that is the Truth. 

Pray about this, search the scriptures  to show yourselves approved.  Read the WORD of God and listen to His voice.  Jesus Christ is the WAY,  the TRUTH and the LIFE.  Hear the TRUTH in the Spirit of TRUTH, which comes from the Throne Room,  and decide if you are ready or not.  Are you ready?  If you died today,  would you be ready to face Jesus Christ today and know that you have done your very best to Love Him?  I don't believe many of us are there yet.  Most of us haven't tried to even die to our own selves yet.  We can't please God if we haven't even died to self yet.  The remnant church is what Christ is looking for right now.  A church that is dead to the world and Alive in Christ.  Are you alive in Christ today?  If not, fall on your knees and pray for God's mercy and grace so that you may receive judgement and conviction upon your lives for your sins,  asking for forgiveness for your many sins that have separated you from God.  Then, you will be cleansed and made "white" by the blood of Jesus Christ's suffering for you and your many sins.  Then pray for the Word of the Lord to come to you.  That you would hear the Great IAM speak to you.  For the sheep will hear the voice of the Shepherd,  the Word of Christ, for the day of the Lord is at hand.  If we can not hear the voice of the Lord, how do we even know we are Alive in Christ?  The bible says the WORLD does not "see nor hear Me."   Matthew 13:13. You are not of this world any longer, come out from among them and separate yourselves from them... 2 Corinthians 6:17.

​Mark

06/16/2017-BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING AT ANY TIME

" Be prepared in season and out of season..." 2 Timothy 4:2.,  " No one knows the hour or the day..."  Matthew 24:36.

"Be Prepared" is a very familiar word, especially if you were a Boy Scout, or Girl Scout.  I was a Boy Scout for 4 years in my youth.  Being Prepared was not something the Scouts took lightly.  Being prepared meant many different things.  One, was to be prepared to HELP anyone at any time.  This is biblical also.  " Regard others as more important than yourselves. "  Philippians 2:3.

​Regarding others as more important than our own lives is a key element in giving.  Christ calls us to be givers and not takers.  It takes way more grace from God to be a giver and no grace from God to be a taker.  The heart and attitude of a giver is Christ like,  whereas a taker is only concerned about their own needs and wants at the time.  I want to be a giver all of the time.  How about you?   To be a true giver,  we need Christ in our lives ALL of the time.  Our flesh NEEDS to be dead and our spirit alive with The Spirit of Christ in us.  The Holy Spirit directs out thoughts and desires to be a giver.

​Today,  I want to be a giver Lord.  I pray that you open my eyes to be a giver of Your Love,  and not my own.  Make me a glove on your hand,  to be used as the image that your hand can use today.  Thank you Holy Spirit for being ever present in my born again life to lead and guide me in the direction you would have me to go today, In Jesus Name!

​These End Time  Days give us many opportunities to serve the Lord each day.  Just look around you for a face that seems lost or in need.  They are all around you.  Then go up to that person and ask them something simple like,  " Do you know what time it is? " or something similar and see where the conversation takes you with that person.  At the least, ask them if you can pray with them about whatever the Holy Spirit puts on your mind with the person you have just met.  Many times the Lord will just say to me, " ask them if they know me?"  That's always a good starter.  They will answer either yes or no.  See where the conversation goes from there.   All that you do, do in Faith and in Love.  God will do the rest Beloved...put your trust in Him.

Be blessed today in Christ Jesus!

​Mark

06/15/2017-AM I GETTING THIS STRAIGHT, " IF I FOLLOW JESUS, I WILL JOIN IN HIS SUFFERING? "

" Since we are his children,  we will share His treasures-for everything God gives to His Son,  Christ,  is ours,  too.  But if we are to share in His glory,  we must also share in His suffering."  Romans 8:17.

Who ever said that, "we would not suffer in this life as Christians," does not read their bible much.   Jesus started His  ministry by telling men that if they were going to follow Him, " They must turn from their selfish ways, ( deny their own selves,)  take up their own cross and then follow Him.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it:  and whosoever will lose his life for may sake shall find it."  Matthew 16:24, 25.

Jesus made it very clear that the road that leads to eternal life is difficult and few ever find it.  Matthew 7:14.

​If we have learned any truth in our walk with Christ so far,  we should have seen by now that our road is marked with suffering..." Don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through,  as if something strange were happening to you.  Instead,  be very glad-because these trials will make you partners WITH CHRIST in His suffering,  and afterward you will have the wonderful joy of sharing His glory when it is displayed to all the world.  1 Peter 4:12-13.

These  End  Time  Days will not be easy  Beloved of  Christ, but hang in there!  " Those who endure to the end will reap a reward in Heaven with Christ and all of His Saints ! " Matthew 24:13.

​Blessings TODAY in Heavenly realms IN CHRIST JESUS.

​Mark

06/13/2017-NOW, COME FOLLOW ME

" Come follow Me."  Luke 18:22.

We see Jesus,  healer of our soul saying, " Come unto me,  all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,"  and He is so. 

Jesus is gathering those of us together,  as in a huge flock of sheep, to take us up to greener pastures, where we will find life in a life of plenty because He is continually with us.  Jesus is the supplier of all we need, both body soul and spirit. 

As Oswalt Chambers shares with us today in Utmost for His Highest, God the Holy Spirit provides in us a perpetual spring of fresh water that leads us to a Life with Christ daily.  " Unless The LORD does the work, the labor within us,  those who labor, labor in vain."  Psalm 127:1.  God MUST do the work beloved.  He is the cloud full of rain that waters the seed.  Any other cloud may look like rain,  but it never brings the refreshing rain that God brings us which gives us life.

Life in the end times is like no other time.  Things that God brings us give us hope...these things God brings us are the things that Jesus mentioned when He said, " SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and THEN, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU. "

​May the Peace of Christ, which surpasses all understanding, give you Peace and Life today,  through Christ our Lord, Amen.

​Mark

06/11,2017-"COME TO ME," SAYS THE LORD

" Come unto me,  all of you who are weary and burdened,  and I will give you rest..."  Matthew 11:28

​" Come to me you who are thirsty, " On the last day of the feast,  the great day,  Jesus stood up and cried out, "  If anyone thirsts,  let him come to me and drink..."  John 7:37

​" Come out from among unbelievers and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord.  Don't touch their filthy things,  and I will welcome you."  2 Corinthians 6:17.

Jesus says to those who are desperate for God in their lives,  " Come!  Come to me,  you who are weary and heavy burdened." 

Why are people weary in their Christian walk today.  Why are people in the world today so burdened? 

​I think about all the alternatives the world offers us instead of God today.  I attended college for four years back in the 1970's.  We had a number of  "elective classes"  that were offered to us.  They were not traditional classes that added to your degree or special study, but alternative classes to offer you diversity in living.  One class I took was a mountaineering class.  I was interested in learning more about mountain climbing, so this class was useful. 

Another class mixed into the montage of different electives was "transcendental meditation," and "yoga exercising."  I already knew quite a bit about transcendental meditation from a drama class I had taken and had been practicing it from time to time,  but it had nothing to do with anything as far as school.   If you chose to attend an elective class such as transcendental meditation,  it was more for your own benefit than anything.  The person usually teaching the TA class was often times a "bit strange,"  as were most of the people planning to attend the meditation class.  These were alternative life style classes that touch lightly of the spirit realm,  more of the mental sphere than the physical.  I often times wonder where I would have ended up had I continued down that road.  I cringe to think where my mind and heart would have ended up.

" Truly Pleasing God, " should be at the very core of the heart of every believer in Christ Jesus today.  1  Thessalonians 4:1-8

"  I often hear people say, " It pleases the Lord I go to church on Sunday, or,  I try to always make good choices. "  Yes, that's pleasing to the Lord. 

The story of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30, is a very close story to reflect on concerning what really pleases God.  What truly pleased God in the story was obedience.  Now, Obedience really pleased God for the first two men who obeyed their master.  The third, his outcome for disobedience was not so good.

​Then there is the story of the 10 virgins, Also in Matthew 25: 1-13.  All ten virgins wanted to please their master too.  But, only half  TRULY WANTED to please their master.  They were all told to keep their lamps full of oil,  but only five of the virgins were diligent to obey their master to the end.  Just like the outcome of the man in the previous story we talked about where the three men were told to invest the money given to them by their master,   the five virgins who's oil burned out...they were cast out into eternal darkness where there was gnashing of teeth and screaming voices that will never stop because of all of the pain and loneliness.

​How do we keep out lamps full of oil?  How do we invest our talents?  That is a very important and good question we all need to ask God right now, today.  You do not want your lamp to run out of oil...No,  you don't even want your lamp to even look like it's going to run out of oil.  Why?

​How do we know for sure what God wants us to do? 

Ask Him right now.  He will tell you plainly what He want's you to hear from Him.  All you have to do is ask Him and then wait and listen for His answer.  Listen.  The Lord wants you to listen...for as long as it takes to hear Him..." And if you hear His voice,  harden not your heart. " 

Now,  Do what He tells you to do peaceably.  Obey His command.  The Lord will never lead you astray.

​Now, thank the Lord Jesus because He Loved you first.  Thank God for He is always God, and we are not.  Begin to acknowledge the presence of Christ IN you and through you ALL of the time and how HE will keep your lamps full of oil all of the time, it is God's job, but you must ask Him, (  With God all things are possible, Matthew 19:26)  but it is our job to pray and ask Him to keep us continually full of the oil of the Holy Spirit.  ( Matthew 7:7)

Now,  Go and seek God's will in your life,  Truly seek to please God with your life as Paul tells us to do in 1  Thessalonians 4:1-8.  If you don't know what is in 1 Thess  4:1-8,  go look it up,  that is God's will for you right now in Christ Jesus,  amen.  Blessings to you for doing this...

Peace of Christ be always with you Beloved in Christ.  God truly Loves you...

​Mark

06/08/2017-FOR MANY ARE CALLED,  BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN

" For many are called,  but few are chosen."  Matthew 22:14.

God is the same today as He was always... yesterday, today and tomorrow.  God is screaming out to the world just how much He loves us!  His voice echoes  from sea shore to sea shore,  through the valleys to the mountain tops.  God's voice is heard by every shooting star that falls, by every baby that is born,  by every mother that dies. 

When God sent His hope for all mankind,  Jesus Christ to die for our sins, it was not His LAST plan, it was not even His plan B for us.  It was always His plan A for us,  His First choice for us,  John 3:16. 

God's plan is always the perfect plan for Himself and for those who choose to Love Him.  God says to us today, " Today, if you hear His voice,  harden not your heart."  Hebrews 3:15. 

God is talking about His own chosen people here, the Israelites who followed God's pillar of smoke through the desert, who ate His Manna,  who drank from His spring water that gave them life where there was no water in the middle of the dry desert.  That Manna was Christ.  That spring water was from a rock,  Christ. 

​Our source of life as born again people even today is and will always be Christ.  "  If you Love me do as I command you today, right now."​John 14:15.,  " My sheep hear my voice,  and I know them,  and they follow Me." John10:27.

​Why does Jesus command us to die from self?  Why does He encourage us to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh?

​It's always so we can know Him more.  To know Him more is to allow Jesus Christ,  the Son of God to Love us more, to sooth us in our suffering,  to touch us in our pain.  Are we like Jesus disciples whom He rebuked because of their little faith,  because they really didn't know who He was after all this time with Him, seeing all the miracles He performed in front of them,  seeing Jesus multiply the loaves of bread to feed the multitudes.  Seeing Jesus give sight to the blind,  resurrecting Lazarus from the dead... or are we like Mary, kneeling at the feet of Jesus, wiping Jesus' feet clean with our tears of sorrow and our hair of suffering.  Luke 10:29-42.  Mary knew Jesus.  Do we Know that we Know Jesus today?  Do we know what Mary felt when she was in the presence of Jesus?  That He is our source of Life?  That Jesus is our source of Truth?  That Jesus is our ALL IN ALL?

​Ask yourself today, " Have I given my ALL in ALL to Him who is ALL and ALL to the Universe?  Am I really desperate to know Jesus today?  Am I desperate to experience eternal life through JESUS?  I mean as desperate as a man with his head on the guillotine just before the blade drops down?  Have we really died to self, or are we still in a death grip on our own self life,  afraid to let go of our sinful nature for the Kingdom of God.  Are we like the rich man that turned away from Jesus because his own life meant more to him than the life Jesus offered him following Him.  Matthew 19:16 thru 30,  Mark 10:17 thru 31  and Luke 18:18 thru 30.

" Listen for His voice today,  and harden not your heart."  " Let go of your life and take hold of the hand of your Savior Jesus Christ,  the Great I AM, the Word of God made flesh."

Blessings today in Heavenly realms IN Christ Jesus...

​Mark

06/05/2017-WHAT SIGNS DID JESUS SAY WOULD FOLLOW YOU...IF YOU WERE HIS FOLLOWERS

" And these signs shall follow them that believe:  In my name shall they cast out devils,  they shall speak with new tongues;  They shall take up serpents;  and if they drink any deadly thing,  it shall not hurt them;  they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover."  Mark 16: 17, 18.

I woke up this morning with this distinct message from the Lord. 

" Conviction of sin that comes from God will bring healing and restoration to the body of Christ."  " There is no other way to healing and the Kingdom of God but through  the narrow gate of Jesus Christ." 

"  We can only find Truth in our lives with a relationship with Jesus Christ and through conviction of sin in us by God the Holy Spirit.  Together, God will restore us if we are obedient to repent with a true heart fully trusting in the Lord for restoration of our relationship with Christ. 

​I must admit.  When I think of what God requires of me/us in this life, " I am very sloppy,  very clumsy at doing things just the way God calls us to do these things.  He spells out His New Covenant with us in Acts 2.   Truth and Love of truth WILL set us free!  Then we WILL HEAR His Voice clearly!  Won't that be refreshing and NEW !

IF we fully trust God in His Holiness of Truth, and diligently seek God's conviction ( God the Holy Spirit, point out ANY sin that is in me that offends You, a True God of Holiness) of any and all sin in us and we repent of those sins in true repentance, sorrow that only comes from the Holy Spirit,  then God will forgive us of the sin living in us ( a sinful nature living in us that causes us to sin) and restore us in a right relationship with Christ where we will experience New Life in Christ,  then, renew our life in your LORD and refresh that quenching of our thirst for living water found only in Jesus Christ.   We will then be restored, healed in Christ Jesus in the power of His resurrection.  WE HAVE ALL THINGS IN HIM...there is no other way.

​Today, if you hear His voice, harden not your heart.  " If you love me, obey what I am telling you to do..."  John 14:15 and 23.   Jesus wants us to make this choice to allow the Holy Spirit to convict us so that the washing of the Word in us can bring us to True repentance, true change of heart to have victory over sin in our lives once and for all time!  Thank you for saving us Lord Jesus on the cross from our sins while we were yet sinners.  Amen.

​With Christ,  all things are possible.  Blessed be the name of the LORD.

​Mark

06/03/2017-TIME IS RUNNING OUT, JESUS CHRIST WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT

"Therefore rejoice,  ye heavens,  and ye that dwell in them.  Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea!  For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath,  because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."  Revelation 12:12.

When John wrote this revelation from God the Holy Spirit, at that time 2000 years ago, when he wrote this, it was but a short time.  The Lord said, " Rejoice, ye heavens and ye that dwell in them!"  Why was the Lord so joyful that the time was short for the devil to do his evil, great wrath?

​God showed me back in 1974 a vision of the very last days.  I saw fire balls falling from the sky the size of melons.  Everything was on fire everywhere.  People were screaming and groaning and waling in great travail at the pain and suffering they were going through, it was un-bareable  to witness the sorrow and loss of life.  I asked the Lord,  how long must this go on?  He said, " Not long, but it must be done."

​I can see why God's will must be done.  We often question why God allows any extent of suffering, wrath to take place if He is a loving God.  It's because people's hearts are basically desperately evil.  People would rather put up with evil than to allow God's will of good to reign over us.

​The other day I was in a home church meeting.  We had an exercise for the group to participate in.  The question for the group was, " If you had the power to stop or to excelerate the second coming of Jesus Christ, what would you do and why?

​There were a variety of answers, but the one that was most shocking to me was from a very godly woman in the group who before this discussion, I had thought she loved Jesus more than any of us and would have easily chosen to excelerate the second coming of Jesus Christ at the drop of a hat!

​No.  She said, " I hope that Jesus doesn't come back for a long,  long time.  I would pray that Jesus not return to the earth for hundreds of years, " she said.  "Why would you choose that Christ not come any time soon," the leader asked her?

​She said, " Because I want to see my grandkids grow up and get married and have kids before Jesus comes back."

​"Oh, really,"  I thought, " Wouldn't your grandkids more appreciate heaven than to experience the limitations of the earth any longer than they must?  If heaven is for real, which I believe more in heaven than what the earth has to offer us is good,  I would be praying everyday for the Lord Jesus to come ,  just to deliver us from the earth and place us in the Kingdom of Heaven where everything is perfect and good.  My thought is, " Why would anyone want to be satisfied with good things ( at best) in all their limitations on earth as apposed to the very best that our Lord has waiting for us in heaven?  Here on earth is suffering around every corner of the way through life, along with death, disease, famine, pestilence and persecution daily, not to mention all the torment that evil produces every day in the world around us.

​No, my prayer is, " COME, LORD JESUS, COME."  This world will never have anything to offer us that could be better than a life full of the Joy of being with the Lord in all His fullness every day in Heaven forever and ever, in Jesus name, Amen.  Blessed be the name of the Lord!

​Mark

​Revelation 22:17 says, " And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.  And let him that heareth say, Come.   And let him that is athirst come.   And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

06/02/2017-MANY CHRISTIANS TODAY THINK GOD WILL RAPTURE THEM BEFORE THE TRIBULATION PERIOD BEGINS

"  29) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened,  and the moon shall not give her light,  and the stars shall fall from heaven,  and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:  30)  " Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven.  An then ALL the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven,  with power and great glory. 31)  And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet,  and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from on end of heaven to the other..."  Matthew 24:29, 30, 31., KJV

This testimony of Jesus is very clear in Matthew chapter 24, verse 29 through 31. 

God makes it crystal clear that ALL ( verse 30b ) of God's people will experience the tribulation of the last days BEFORE Jesus comes in the clouds of heaven and BEFORE Jesus sends His angels with the trumpet to sound His coming.  There is no other way to interpret Jesus warnings in these three verses.  This was Jesus response to His disciples question of, " and what will be the signs of your second coming?" Matthew 24: 2, 3.

​It doesn't amaze me any more when I hear that " Good Christians " are not preparing for perilous times coming because they believe they will be raptured before the tribulation period comes to the earth before Christ comes.

That is so unbiblical.  It is a lie from the deepest darkest hell and the devil.   Those "good Christians" will tell you to go to 1 Thessalonians 5:9, which talks about how " God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us,  that whether we are awake or asleep,  we should live together with Him. " 

This verse, 1  Thessalonians 5:9, is all about our appointed salvation, that we should live together with Jesus in Heaven, not in hell where the unbelievers in Christ will end up.    Many  of the so called Christians in name only that keep misquoting the Holy Scriptures as they have heard them misquoted by the doctrines of demons, need to go back and read the bible and ask the Holy Spirit to show them these things or they will end up in the lake of fire too for misleading others in these false doctrines into bondage too, that they listen to.

​Lord, we lift up these last days,  end time days false prophets who think they are doing you a favor preaching what their itching ears want to hear.  We pray for your grace and mercy to convict them of their ungodly spirit and sinful pride in leading others astray.  Help them through the conviction of God the Holy Spirit to repent of being a false teacher and by your spirit Oh Lord, renew their spirit by your Holy Spirit, in Jesus name.

Blessings in Christ Jesus,

​Mark

06/01/2017-WHY DOES THE FLESH OF A MAN WAR AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF THE SAME MAN?

" 16)  So I say,  walk by the Holy Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  17)  For the flesh, ( your sinful nature) desires what is evil,  which is just the opposite of what the Holy Spirit wants.  The Spirit gives us desires that at are opposite of what the sinful nature desires.  THESE TWO FORCES ARE CONSTANTLY FIGHTING EACH OTHER,  SO YOU ARE NOT FREE TO CARRY OUT YOUR GOOD INTENTIONS. "  Galatians 5:16, 17.

Paul the apostle, talked about trying to please the Holy Spirit, yet battling in the flesh against the Holy Spirit in Romans 7:13b, "So we can see how terrible sin really is.  It uses God's good commandments for its own evil purposes.  14)  So the trouble is not with the law,  for it is spiritual and good.  The trouble is with me,  for I am all too human,  a slave to sin.  15)  I don't really understand myself,  for I want to do what is right,  but I don't do it.  Instead,  I do what I hate.  16)  But if I know that what I am doing is wrong,  this shows that I agree that the law is good.  17)  So I am not the one doing wrong;  it is sin living in me that does it.  18)  And I know that nothing good dwells in me,  that is,  in my flesh.  For I have the desire to do what is right,  but not the ability to carry it out.  19)  For I do not do the good I want,  but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.  20)  But if I do what I don't want to do,  I am not really the one doing wrong;  it is sin living in me that does it.  21)  So I have discovered  this principle of life-  that when I want to do what is right,  I inevitably  do what is wrong. "  Romans 7: 13 thru 21.

​Brothers and sisters!  Do not be deceived by any spirit that might want you to think anything NEW that is being taught in the church about what is right and what is wrong.  Many false teachers are using psychology, which is a worldly NEW teaching to rationalize around sin for being the reason we disobey God.  Paul tells us in Romans chapter 7, right here, we just read it,  what the problem really is: the problem is with sin still living in us.  Sin is a carnal, nature of evil that CAUSES us to sin.  We want to do what is right, but the power to sin that is in us is greater, because the sinful nature is STILL in us. 

​What we need now in us is the POWER to cast sin out of us so that we will not sin.  That power can only come from God; the Father,  the Son and the Holy Spirit working together in us to redeem us from the power of sin that wants to live in us and destroy our growing relationship with God, and through that growing relationship with God, He, God delivers us from the power of the sinful nature that lived in us, which sin only wanted to steal, kill and destroy us forever from the Kingdom of God.

​So how do we get ahead of sin and begin to live a life as a conqueror with Christ?  First, we can't even begin unless the Lord is 100% involved.  We have our part to do and God has His part to do.  We need to pray...yes, that is what the Lord wants us to do, pray, pray, pray.  Pray first that the Holy Spirit will manifest Himself in our life.  Then, in accordance with the will of God, we pray the Holy Spirit will bring conviction upon our heart.  We need to have our lives renewed by the Holy Spirit, so the Holy Spirit needs to plow up our old stony lives,  the ground in our heart that has grown hard and unproductive through the hardeness of the soil of our hearts through sin in our lives. 

If we are over grown with weeds and thistles in our hearts,  we have allowed our hearts to become over grown with the cares and things of this world...and that IS SIN in our lives beloved. " Come Out From Among Them," the Lord commands us to DO!"  2 Corinthians 6:17.  God's first desire for us is to recognize where sin is in our life.  By the Power of the Holy Spirit,  we have this Power of conviction that will show us specifically what sin is in our lives and why it displeases God  that it, a specific sin is even there.  By the way, if we did not have conviction of sin in our life, you wouldn't have God in your life at all, even if you wanted Him in your life.  God does not live in a life compromised by sin.  He can't. Remember, God is Holy.  If you understood Holy,  you would Know that Holy is pure light and sin is darkness.  The two can not and will not exist together, it is impossible for light and darkness to exist together.

​So God convicts us of darkness living in our life.  We then must experience a sorrow like no other sorrow for allowing darkness to creep into our hearts,  our lives,  our minds.  This is where we experience the beginning of repentance in our heart.  Conviction plus sorrow for sin equals then repentance.  Repentance is change.  We pray and ask for the Light of Christ to come into our lives and thus, we are delivered from the darkness that blinded our spirit from the Holy Spirit.​  So then we ask God for forgiveness for the sin in our lives and by His Love and that one act of Jesus Christ on the cross,  we are forgiven of our sin.  We become restored by the blood of Christ, our repentance of sin to that restored relationship with God the Son, God the Father and God the Holy Spirit once again.

Jesus said that in these last days, " Be not deceived.  Many false prophets will come and deceive you."  Matthew 24:4, 5.

​Be very care full in these last days that YOU do not allowed anyone to deceive you into the darkness of a life in sin again.  Guard your heart.  God will help us IF we will ask Him for that needed help we NEED, AMEN!

Blessings today in Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.

​Mark

05/30/2017-IF CHRIST CALLED YOU ON YOUR PHONE TODAY AND TOLD YOU THAT " HE WAS GOING TO PICK YOU UP TODAY AND TAKE YOU WITH HIM," WHAT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD DO AFTER YOU HUNG UP THE PHONE BEFORE CHRIST CAME ? 

​" Lord,  I will follow You, but I  have this  one thing I have to do first..." ( Luke 9:61.)

Years ago,  in the early 1970's,  I woke up one morning and sensed that Jesus was in the bedroom with me.  I immediately had this vision:  " Jesus said to me in the vision, " Mark I'm taking you with me today, right now."  Boy was I excited at the moment!  I loved Jesus more than anything,  and nothing seemed more important at the moment for me than going with Jesus right then...

​In this vision,  which seemed at the time as bring more in "real time," than a vision,  I felt my body rising up off my bed and heading up to the ceiling in my bedroom.  Suddenly,  I realized that my new Martin Guitar was just few feet from my bed.  So,  I shouted to the Lord, " Wait a minute Jesus,  can I grab my New Martin Guitar first?" ( I had just bought it days before.)  At that very instant,  this floating feeling I had in my body rising up to the ceiling in my bedroom immediately stopped, and I fell from the ceiling all the way back down to the bed like a ton of bricks.

​Immediately,  this closeness I had experienced with Jesus most recently in my life was replaced by a cold, dark separation from the Lord Jesus, into a silent vacuum that lasted for months.  I  thought long and hard about what I should have done and what I should not have done that morning when Jesus asked me to come " right now" with Him, " Come follow me...Luke 9:61.

​Just so you know where my heart was at the time, I had been playing the guitar for sometime and most recently in worship at my church.  I had just upgraded to one of the finest guitars money could buy in this Martin D-28 Guitar for playing in church and prayer meeting.  The guitar had the richest sound I had ever heard before and improved the sound of  "MY" music over 100% from where it was before.

​So when Jesus was taking me away with Him in that vision that morning, my hesitation to grab the guitar first was no different than the hesitations of what those people in Luke 9:6, had expressed.  To tell you the truth,  I believed the Lord was showing me that I was not ready even then, in His presence, to let go of all worldly things and come follow Him.  I felt I had really let Jesus down by wanting to take my guitar with me to heaven,  as though it was the best guitar anywhere.  How dumb, how stupid I felt afterward.

​When will we ever be ready to go with Jesus at the moment He calls us?

05/27/2017-DO YOU KNOW THE GOD WHO HAS THE POWER TO DO AS HE PLEASES AMONG THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN AND WITH THOSE WHO LIVE ON EARTH?  ALL THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD ARE NOTHING IN COMPARISON WITH HIM.  THEY ARE BUT A DROP IN THE BUCKET,  DUST ON THE SCALES.  HUMAN OPPOSITION ONLY ENHANCES YOUR GLORY,  FOR YOU USE IT AS A SWORD OF JUDGMENT.

" Who can be compared with the Lord our God, who is enthroned on high?  Far below Him are the heavens and the earth.  HE STOOPS TO LOOK DOWN UPON US."  Psalm 113:5, 6.

When I think of WHO GOD REALLY IS, the Triune Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Creator God of all there is in the universe, from every star and planet to every blade of grass on the earth, who am I?   When I think of who I am, nothing but a clump of dirt, a mound of flesh fashioned by a Universe Creator God, who am I in the presence of God, who do I think I am? 

Like Moses, God says, " No one can look God in the face and live."  Exodus 33:20.  Is this because God does not want us to see or experience His presence?  No. 

​On the other hand, as the Lord says," if you see me, you will surely die." (Exodus 33:20) 

​To behold the presence of the Lord is to be in the presence of the Most High, Holiest of Holies, King of Kings and Lord of Lord's.  Who can behold the presence of the Lord God of Creation and not be changed from who they are?

​Please allow me to share just a few verses that describe our Loving Creator Father God and why we are looked upon as such precious beings in His presence and why He and the Son and the Holy Spirit value so much each individual He watched being formed in the womb of our mothers.

​" The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God.  He is far more awesome than those who surround His throne."  O Lord God Almighty!  Where is there anyone as mighty as you, Lord?"  " Christ is not weak in His dealings with you;  He is a mighty power among you.  Although He died on the cross in weakness,  He now lives by the mighty power of God.  We, too  are weak,  but we live in Him and have God's power-the power we use in dealing with you."  " We will not hide these truths from our children, but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord.  We will tell of His power and the mighty miracles He did."   Psalm. 77:14.  Psalm 113:5,6.  Dan.  4:35.  Isa.  40:15.  Psalm 76.10.  Psalm 89:7, 6.  2 Corinthians 13:3, 4.  Psalm 78:4.  and Psalm 139.

Blessings in the Heavenly Realms, and in the throne room of your Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ today, and forever more...Thank you Jesus!

​Mark

05/25/2017-IN THESE LAST DAYS, IF THERE WERE TWO TREES IN THE GARDEN TO CHOOSE FROM,  THE TREE OF LIFE AND THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

" In  the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge  of good and evil."  Genesis 2.9.

The Lord God had told Adam not to eat of the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.  Why?  And why do we still choose today, to eat from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil?  God fully intended us to always eat of the tree of Life from the beginning.  What is, or should I say, WHO is the tree of LIFE?

Jesus said, " I AM the The Way the Truth and THE LIFE "  Man was always intended to eat from the body of Christ.  Christ is the Tree of Life.

So in these last days, troubles will come.  Troubles will threaten to destroy us.  Calamities of all sorts,  tribulations to every degree....nothing is exempt from trials and troubles in these last days,  especially if you are dedicated to Christ,  the Tree of Life.

So when troubles hit us from the back, from the left and from the right, where should we turn, and whom should we turn to?  Yes,  Jesus Christ.  In Christ, we have the strength we need.  In our weakness we are strong through Christ's Life in us.  Remember, if we are born again, it's because the life in us is not our own, but the Life of Christ resurrected in us, the fruits from the Tree of Life living in and through us.

The world is fast spinning away from us Beloved.  We as believers and followers in Christ, we are " Not Of This World."  We need to understand this.  We who are born again, have a new Spirit within us.  A Heavenly Holy Spirit, "God the Holy Spirit," living in us.  We don't need to know what the world wants us to do with our lives,  we only need to know what Jesus wants us to do with our lives.

Two days ago, I went in for surgery on my heart to open an artery to the heart so that blood would flow more freely to the heart muscle to supply the heart muscle with needed oxygen in the blood.  God is showing me how we all are missing the necessary oxygen in our blood if Christ is not the supply of oxygen in our blood.  We all know that there is LIFE in the blood.  What is the life that is in the blood?  Christ is still the tree of LIFE in the middle of the garden, the middle of the blood cell. 

If you are still trying to figure your way out of your problems,  if you feel you need to fix everything, control everything in your life...you are not eating from the tree of LIFE, but from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Christ is not your supply.  You still think you have all the answers.  WRONG!  YOU are still on the throne, acting as your own god of your life and Christ is no where near the throne. 

REPENT, Beloved,  of your selfishness, your conceded thinking that you have in thinking you can fix everything.  Know that without Christ, nothing is possible, from the simplest to the most complex,  nothing is possible unless God does the work.  "Unless the Lord does the work in our lives, those who labor, labor in vain." Psalm 127:1.

"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."  Matthew 19:26.   "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength"  Philippians 4:13.

Please, stop thinking you can keep trying to fix things or make things turn out the way you want them to in your life.  WAKE UP!, little sleeper.  Put your trust in the Lord God who made you, not in your own understanding.  And He will lift you up, the lifter of our soul, the tree of LIFE, the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is your Great Shepherd who leads you beside the still waters to the green pastures.  Praise the Lord! 

Praise the Lord, our Creator God of the heavens and the earth who IS the oxygen in the blood that gives us life.  Jesus is our only savior and will always be our only Savior.  Give up your life of trying to always control things and let go of what ever knowledge you thought you had to save yourself.  Let go and take the Hand of the Man who stilled the waters and let Him Make Your Path Straight, In Jesus Name!

Mark

05/23/2017-ALL MAY BE ONE,  AS YOU,  FATHER,  ARE IN ME,  AND I IN YOU

" That they all may be one,  as you, Father, are in Me,  and I in You; that they may also be one in Us..."  John 17:21.

This scripture, John 17:21, is one of the most powerful scriptures that Holy Spirit God has spoken to me that gives me life changing hope in Christ to change me in the way He has planned me to be and the way I think.  I know that " Unless the Lord do the work in me, those who labor, labor in vain."  Psalm 127:1.  I know that every attempt I make to change myself, change my life, unless the Lord is in it, I will fail.

The greatest event of our life is when we realize that Jesus Christ has saved us.  Saved us from satan,  saved us from our selves and saved us from others trying to change us.  Jesus Christ is our savior.  He saved us once and for all from the pit of hell.  That is my saving grace that I declare to the universe!  Not only did Jesus save me from hell, most importantly, Jesus Christ paid the price for my name to be written in the Lambs Book of Life,  that I be granted entry into the Kingdom of God forever.  That is the most important thing Beloved!  That Christ the Lord paid that price so that all who believe in Him may also have their names written in the Lambs Book of Life, the invitation book that welcomes us into the Kingdom of Heaven, to the Heavenly presence of our Most High God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit along with all the saints.

Today, I go into surgery for a stent to open up an artery to my heart.  I pray that all will go well.  I have experienced a force of evil,  a real presence of evil trying to knock me down with trials and tribulations over this surgery.  I know the blood of Jesus is my strength and that in my weakness, Christ is my strength.

I pray that you all would just say a small prayer of good will toward the surgeons and people working alongside the surgeons doing the work.  That our Lord will protect them from any outside confusion, attack against these people as they do their work.  I pray that things will go better than they could even expect and that the Lord will guide each move they make once the surgery begins and to the end.  I'm praying for a miracle.  Yes, a supernatural miracle that only God our Father can orchestrate, in the name of Jesus...for His glory, amen.

This is the third surgery in a month to take a look at my heart and to see what they can do to help it out. 

Blessings to All of you Beloved who are seeking that closer relationship with Christ and Father God.  I know this...you will not be disappointed. " Draw close,  come near to God and He will come near to you."  James  4:8.

Mark

05/22/2017-ARE YOU COVERED BY THE BLOOD, THE LIFE GIVING BLOOD OF THE LAMB

" The blood of the Lamb.  The precious lifeblood of Christ,  the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.  Without the shedding of blood,  there is no forgiveness of sins.  The blood of Jesus, His Son,  cleanses us from every sin.  He took his own blood, and with it he secured our salvation forever. "  When sins have been forgiven,  there is no need to offer any more sacrifices.  AND SO,  DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS,  WE CAN BOLDLY ENTER HEAVEN'S MOST HOLY PLACE BECAUSE OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.  THIS IS THE NEW,  LIFE-GIVING WAY THAT CHRIST HAS OPENED UP FOR US THROUGH THE SACRED CURTAIN,  BY MEANS OF HIS DEATH FOR US.  SO LET US GO RIGHT INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD,  WITH TRUE HEARTS FULLY TRUSTING HIM."  " For our evil consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean,  and our bodies have been washed with pure water.  God  bought you with a HIGH PRICE.  So  you must honor God with your body."   ( Rev. 7:14.  1 Peter 1:19.  Hebrews 9:22.  1 John 1:7.  Hebrews 9:12.  Hebrews 10:18-22.  1 Corinthians 6:20. )

This is the Good News brothers and sisters,  Christ died for us while we were yet sinners!  The power of light,  Jesus Christ,  has completed what Almighty God knew from the beginning, that His Son would defeat the devil, once and for all time at the cross and in so doing, defeat the works of the devil, satan, that deceiving evil serpent.  Jesus said, "It is finished."  This is the truth that Jesus wanted us to know when He said, ' You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free, free in deed! '  John 8:32.

In the mean time, there are millions upon millions of souls who do not know the truth of Jesus Christ.  Satan and his evil cohorts are committed to continue to deceive these millions of souls to give up the Kingdom of Heaven for a bowl of soup, as Esau did with Jacob for the cares and pleasures of this world that one last time, for but a moment more of pleasure.  DO NOT BE DECIEVED !  Matthew 24:4.

Defeating the devil has already been done by our Lord Jesus Christ.  Living our lives in a victorious life for Christ takes very little on our part.  Obedience.  Obedience to the Holy Spirit living in us.  That's it. 

So if you are experiencing difficulty in your walk today, or, if you're not sure you are saved yet, or if you struggle with sin in your life and know you need to change...turn your face away from the darkness all around you and back into the light of Christ and there you will experience the Joy of the Lord and the strength we all desire that only comes from Christ in us.  " This glory, it should be noticed, is not simply heaven, and it is not entirely future.  Christ in us is the Hope of the full manifestation of His Glory!"  Colossians 1:27.  AMEN Beloved.

God is working in you,  giving you the desire to obey Him and the POWER to do what pleases Him.

"The Counselor...the Holy Spirit,  He helps us in our distress.  We don't even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray.  But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.  And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying,  for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will. 

He understands how weak we are;  He knows we are only dust.  He will not crush those who are weak or quench the smallest hope.  The spirit is willing enough,  the body is weak!

Even youth will become exhausted,  and young men will give up.  But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength.  They will fly high on winds like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint. 

If the Holy Spirit controls your mind,  there is Life and Peace."  Rom 8:26.  John 14:26.  1 Cor. 6:19.  Phil.  2:13.  Rom.  8:26-27.  Ps  103:14.  Isa.  42:3.  Matt.  26:41.  Isa.  40:30-31.  Rom.  8:6.

Mark

05/20/2017-THE SPIRIT REALM WE LIVE IN TODAY IS SUPERNATURAL. BOTH THE DARK FORCES OF EVIL/SATAN AND THE  POWER OF LIGHT THAT THE MOST HIGH GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT  BRING TO THE WORLD ARE VERY REAL.  DARKNESS CAN NEVER OVER POWER THE POWER OF LIGHT, NOT EVEN THE SMALLEST LIGHT.  LIGHT ALWAYS OVERCOMES DARKNESS,  John 1:5

​" Finally brothers and sisters, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of, God. ( Be in His presence continually through fellowship and relationship IN Him, through relationship with Christ Jesus.)  That you WILL be able to stand firm against ALL strategies of the devil."

We have had a huge world wide response to the last couple of posts on our End Time Days.Org website concerning "Recognizing your enemy, the devil"  I should be amazed at the interest, but, more so than that,  so many people world wide not only are experiencing in their own lives a battle with the powers of darkness, but, a more powerful surge of Holiness from the Power of God, His Love and Hope for the future for all of us in HEAVEN, in the Supernatural OUT OF THIS WORLD future we have in eternity with Our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit and all of God's Beloved children.

It only makes sense that since we,  as Children of the Most High God, and followers of Jesus Christ and  God the Holy Spirit,  we know we are in the end time days AND satan also knows he is near the end of his reign as prince of darkness and prince of the earth.  We may not know the very date of Jesus Christ's return, but thanks be to our Loving Heavenly Father, we are not in the dark like the world, and we know that NOW is the time to prepare ourselves for the return of Christ BEFORE He comes in the clouds at the last Trump blast before that GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY of the Lord.

​God the Holy Spirit told the Apostle Paul to warn the church of the battle we would all fight in our lives against the schemes and strategies of the devil.  Ephesians 6:10.  To most of you who are mature warriors already in this fight with dark principalities and powers in high places, as Paul points out in Ephesians 6:12,  you already know the reality of our daily fight against these supernatural powers of darkness and how even the angels battle constantly in the heavenlies with their huge force of numbers.  Why don't ALL People in the world know this is going on?  How could they be so blind as not to see that evil is fighting tooth and nail to devour the people of the world for all eternity, to steal their body, soul and spirit for the kingdom of Hell, in a lake of fire that is very real that also lasts for eternity. Revelation 20:14, 15.

​Beloved.  If you can only feel in your spirit that something is happening around us in the unseen realm, can't put your finger on it, don't know anything in the bible...you just know that something is brewing like a thunderstorm before the first clap of lightning and thunder,  God is stirring in your heart that you need to know what is going on before it is too late for you and your family.

​Get on your knees and pray that Heavenly Father will have mercy on you and reveal to you His Heart of Love.  Pray that Father God will reveal to you His Son Jesus Christ and how Jesus is the only way to your Heavenly creator.   Believe not in the lie any longer that your existence was just a by chance.  You were planned long ago by your Heavenly Father.   Psalm 139 confirms God's plan for us before we were even formed in our mother's womb.  God our Father saw every day of our lives before we were  even born and cares deeply about us,  more than there are grains of sand in the entire world...Psalm 139: 1-18.  Read God's plan for your life today in Psalm 139 today.

​We will continue sharing about " Knowing your enemy, the devil " and how you can easily be a conqueror with Christ over the powers of darkness that want to destroy you and all of God's children,  keeping us from ever experiencing  the Kingdom of God for all eternity.   Help in the battle of all battles before Jesus returns soon, and take up the FULL ARMOR, of  God,  as your protector of light against the overwhelming powers of darkness we find in the world today.  Be Not Fooled any longer by being kept in the dark.  Ask Jesus Christ into your life today and come into the light beloved.  Jesus and Father God and God the Holy Spirit are that eager to have you come into Jesus' fold, to His protection NOW!  Do it, all Heaven will rejoice over your decision for Christ in your life for all eternity.  AMEN!

​Mark

05/19/2017-BE ALERT AND SOBER MINDED.  YOUR ENEMY, THE DEVIL, PROWLS AROUND LIKE A ROARING LION LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO DEVOUR-  1 Peter 5:8

​" Put on the full armor of God,  so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes, For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world we live in and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."  Ephesians 6:10-12.

​Just the other day, I met a couple Christian buddies at a coffee shop for a time of fellowship and prayer.  With a pretty extensive background in witchcraft and Satanism, I know many of the signs and symbols of witchcraft, wicca, Satanism and other occult religious symbols. 

Both buddies are retired pastors and are familiar with the fact that Satan is out there in the world still rounding up as many followers as he can.  We had talked in the past about how Satan also knows that his remaining time as ruler of this world, prince of the air is extremely short now. He and his followers know the signs of the times, they know that we are no doubt in the very last days.  So,  they are burning the candle at both ends  getting  as many Christians back on the road that leads to hell.

​Anyway, we had just arrived at this coffee house and were ordering tea and coffee, when I noticed an attractive young lady working behind the counter with a tattoo between her shoulder blades of a large bold lined black five pointed star in the middle of a circle with all five points of the star just touching the circle it was in.​  The young lady, about 21, was wearing a very attractive low cut in the back, bright white blouse, making sure that her Star tattoo stood out like a billboard, so that it was definitely showing.  The star looked as though it was two dimensional, you couldn't miss it if you saw her back,  announcing her allegiance to Satan. 

​As the lady stood with her back to us, I pointed at her and said to the other two pastors," Do you know what that star on her back represents?"  They looked at the tattoo, looked at each other then one turned to me and said, " No,  just looks like a cool tattoo," he said.

​"This tattoo that this young lady is wearing on her back is a symbol that she is a Satan worshipper,"  I said.  " What," one of the pastors said?  " How do you know that for sure?"  " The same way you normally know what a cross could represent if you are a Christ worshipper," I replied.  I explained to the retired " OLD" pastors, that witches and Satanists have many signs and symbols, some secret and some not so secret.  That star is an obvious symbol of a Satanist just as the Pillsbury Dough Boy is the logo for Pillsbury.  " No kidding, my friend Bruce said to me."  I said, " you need to at least be able to recognize the enemy of the church, which starts with the obvious followers of satan in front of you before you can recognize the Satanists in your church."  What?  Yes,  they are in your church today,  some in high places in your church and you don't even know it. 

I told them both, " I know for a fact that today, there is a very strong following of Satanists and witches in the area around us.  Did you know that they are assigned churches to go and become a member in, to do the most amount of harm they can in the church and bring Satan all the glory they possibly can?  They are even more committed to evangelizing among the population than most Christian evangelists are today. 

College  campuses, High School campuses, middle school campuses, and especially in elementary schools where they have a hay day directing the path of children down a dark road away from God with consent of teachers and parents allowing teachers full reign to teach and instruct their children in ANY way they feel lead, to direct their children's belief system.  

Pay attention to your city council meetings, your public library and of course coffee shops where people like to " Just hang out."  The witches and satanists know that most Christians are easy targets,  knowing most Christians are not that informed in their faith like they use to be.  Their main goal is to cause a split in your church, distract and steal the baby Christians to an evil path slowly, or to lead them in false teachings about Jesus Christ not being God or the only road to Father God and the Kingdom of Heaven.

NEW AGE ( SATANIC) INFLUENCE

New age is not really New Age.  WHAT?  New Agers false teachings go back before Christ, WAY back before Christ, even before Egyptian times.  New Age is all about satan and pagan worship.  New Age is a combination of many pagan belief systems as well as current belief systems such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Animalism-all current pagan faiths known throughout the world today.  ( It is also interesting that these pagan faiths mentioned are at the heart of nation's that are today suffering from starvation, pandemic eppidemics, poverty, earthquakes and weather related catistrophic events daily.)

​I was giving a talk at one church about a year ago about witchcraft in the Christian church, when some elders spoke out against me, saying, " that if we/you are born again, you can not be effected by the devil or demons or evil spirits." 

" No kidding," I said,  "Where in the bible does it say that?"  I do recall that Jesus was harassed by the devil just after being baptized by John and going out to fast in the desert.  Didn't Jesus say after the devil tempted Jesus several times that the devil left until another opportune time.  And, didn't Jesus battle with the devil in the garden of Gethsemine?   What about the apostle Peter.  Did he not find himself denying Christ just a few hours of not seeing our blessed Savior after Jesus was arrested?  See how easy a false teaching can begin in a church?  The belief that satan can't touch us if we are born again is TOTALLY what satan wants us to think so he can devour us with ease.

​Actually, it's a fact that Jesus spent at least a third of His ministry time casting out devils and spirits from people who were demonized by evil spirits.  Please don't underestimate the power of the devil today to influence and cause all sorts of trouble in the church and around town, in the schools from kindergarten to high school to college dorms and campuses all over the country.  Been there, I know how easy it is to start  a worship center for Satan starting one up in your local strip joint or favorite bar in town.  The high schools have bible studies at lunch on certain days.  So do the Witch Covens. I substitute teach and see witchcraft in every middle school and high school where ever I go.  It's perfectly OK with the administration to allow anything like that if they so choose to, all first amendment rights, as they should, to everyone participating in the public schools.

​So beloved, if you think you are safe from Satan,  just a wake up call, your not.  If you think your kids are safe from Satan in the public schools...think again.  They use books like Harry Potter as literature books for the kids required reading in most government funded schools.  The kids all are required to read through this popular book series in most public schools.  No wonder there is such a high rate of suicide in these same middle and high schools that have praised the Harry Potter series and Pokiemon cards, tarot card reading and other clairvoyant meddling in sorcery, like Ouija, astrology and even yoga as fun for entertainment and exercise classes.   Beware.  Guard your heart beloved of Christ.  You have a target painted on your back and the devil is most likely hot on your trail if you are making a difference in the Kingdom of God in this world.

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul,  and all that is within me bless His Holy Name.

Be filled with the Holy Spirit TODAY! ENTER INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES WITH CHRIST JESUS!

​Mark

05/14/2017-THESE SIGNS WILL FOLLOW YOU IF YOU ARE MY FOLLOWER

​" These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe.  They will cast out demons in my name,  and they will speak in new languages.  They will be able to handle snakes with safety,  and if they drink anything poisonous,  it won't hurt them.  They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed."  Mark 16:17, 18.  " But, when your eye is bad,  your whole body is filled with darkness.  And if the light you think you have is actually darkness,  how deep that darkness is! " No one can serve two masters.  For you will hate one and love the other;  you will be devoted to one and despise the other."  Matthew 6:23, 24.

These two scriptures could be  life changing for you, for us as a True Christ follower.  These two scriptures give us, as Christians, the litmus test of,  "Am I really living my life in Christ or have I been compromised in my Christian walk by satan and evil spirits or demons.

​This first verse from Mark 16:17 and 18,  is the barometer of our Christian reality.  Are we demonstrating the signs that Christ would demonstrate through us as God describes in Mark 16:17, if we are a True follower of Jesus Christ?  Miraculous signs should be following you IF you are a true follower of Jesus Christ.  Our God is a God of miracles, signs and wonders.  Miracles are God's normal expression of His Love for the world.  Contrary to what many Christians have been taught to believe,  that miracles, signs and wonders are from the devil,  these Christians really don't know Jesus or the Father or the power of the Holy Spirit to transform and change people into what God purposed for us to really be in this life.

​On the other hand, when you don't feel quite right and you are sitting in a hospital,  what is the first thing the nurse will do to check your current health?  Take your temperature, that's right.

​So,  if you sense in your spirit that something may or may not be quite right in your life,  God says, " Take your spiritual temperature.  Do what Matthew 6:23 tells us to test ourselves with as far as your inner light,  and along with Mark 16:17, 18, do you have the signs of Christ following you in your life.

  The first from Matthew 6:23 is a test of the light you perceive in your life.  Is it really light or is the light you perceive that you have in your life really darkness.  Ask the Holy Spirit to tell you through a Word of the Lord if you are on course with the Holy Spirit or not.  Is your heart is pure, your thoughts are Holy in the sight of the Lord, God will tell you.  If not, you will have an uncertainty or "check" in your spirit.  God sees everything we do, everything.  Is there anything that is secret,  that we are hiding from anyone, even hiding from God that we shouldn't be?

WITCHCRAFT IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH TODAY, 2017

​The other thing the Holy Spirit has put on my heart to share with you today is WITCHCRAFT IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH today. 

This is an incredible, amazing reality in the Christian church and our Christian communities today.  We have all seen witches at one point in our lives or another, MOSTLY in our imaginations from movies or popular books in the public schools that have desensitized our children to evil powers. 

Walt Disney cartoons, Wizard of Oz, the TV show Bewitched... to present day Harry Potter required reading in most public schools in the USA for the past ten to fifteen years are just a few examples.  Witchcraft goes much deeper as an influence in our society than most of us would even think, to young adults and children, and to many much older adults who are  actually currently involved in Witchcraft as an alternate lifestyle,  who are actually practicing Christians in a church...maybe yours,  maybe you and you didn't know it.  Astrology,  Yoga, hypnotism, Tarot Card reading  for entertainment, fun or just relaxation,  but this is nothing compared to other influences we don't even know in the world today.  YES,  we are in the last days and satan knows his time is about up.

​Kristine McGuire,  author of "Escaping the Cauldron" is just one example of a Christian woman who was raised up in a Christian home who delved in witchcraft as more of just an interest in the occult and later on in life took the giant step to practicing Witchcraft full time and going to church, thinking of herself as a "Christian Witch."  her testimony has been heard on 700 club many times and is available on YouTube at this link I hope that you go and listen to Kristine for a good listen.  It's pretty long,  but I encourage you to listen to the whole thing so that you can be informed as to what is going on in your church and maybe already in your life and you did not know how dark your darkness could be right now.

​Let's pray... 

Heavenly Father, thank you that you are the Only True God of Light.  Thank you for your Son Jesus Christ who really does set us free from the powers of darkness. 

I just want to lift up those who have come here today to this website seeking Your Truth.  I pray your blessing of Grace and Truth,  through your Son Jesus Christ to set the captives free.  I pray that you would touch and protect all who have come here today to find out more about your Love and Truth.  If there is anyone troubled by what they have read or heard on the YouTube video, I pray that you would bless them with your peace and Joy in Just knowing Jesus is the reason for our freedom in the Holy Spirit to draw closer to you and be free from any oppression or abusive spirits that may be attempting to prevent us from being freed up by your Holy Spirit.

​I pray all these things and more for the name of Jesus and to glorify you Father God through Jesus name, amen.

​We will continue to share how Satanists and Witchcraft are growing in the Christian church today right under our nose and we don't even see it and how noticeable it really presents it's self to the church and Christ followers.  "My  people perish through lack of knowledge and their own ignorance."  Hosea 4:6.

​Mark

05/13/2017-THE WORLD IS DIVIDED," EITHER FOR OR AGAINST ME."-GOD. NO MIDDLE OF THE  ROADERS.  ( Tomorrow we will open up on " Witchcraft in the Christian Church today and what that means to all of us.")

​" Whoever is not with Me is against Me,  and whoever does not gather with me, scatters, or, is actually working against me." Jesus Christ- Matthew 12:30, NIV/NLT. 

" I am the good shepherd, the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.  But he that is a hireling and not the shepherd, whose sheep are not his own, when he sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep and flees, runs and hides because the sheep are not his own, he is the hireling and really cares not for the sheep, and then the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep."  John 10:11, 12 13, 14.

​I have found this scripture to be 100% True 100% of the time in my Christian walk over the past 50 years with Jesus Christ.  I have walked away from main stem Christian denominations because of the discrepancies of so Called Christian denominations with basic Biblical Truths and fundamentally basics necessary for being a True believer in and follower of Jesus Christ. 

Without getting into bone picking,  the Holy Spirit, (which I received in 1970 by the baptism of the Holy Spirit into my spirit by Christ Himself, following praying  and the laying on of Christ's hands on my head for the baptism of the Holy Spirit over me, ( as the Apostle Paul tell us in ACTS 19:1-7,) we receive the gift of the discernment of spirits from Jesus Christ.  If a Christian faith is apposed to this basic fundamental process of the laying hands on and praying for the baptism of the Holy Spirit by an elder who themselves received the Holy Spirit by the anointing of Christ either by Christ Himself or by one such as Paul who administered the baptism of the Holy Spirit by the anointing of Christ to do so, the doctrinal fundamental of that specific church faith is compromised into a false church. 

" You are either for me or against me." Matthew 12:30.  Satan knows which churches are a threat to his agenda and which are not.  Those churches who strike through the biblical Holy Spirit fundamental procedures with their red pen as "out of modern context" in the Holy Scriptures, which were made specifically for a time as this and made clear by the Apostle Paul, are Against Jesus Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit and God's protection for individuals for equipping of those Saints to do Jesus Christ's work here on the earth while we wait for Jesus second return. 

Those True followers of Christ are to devote their lives to continue to defeat the devil and his evil works, through and with the power Christ has given His True followers and the authority that Christ has anointed upon each born again Christ follower through the Holy Spirit living in them, to do the same things and even great things than Christ did to fulfill Christ's mission on earth before He returns again for His True followers."  John 14:12, Anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done,  and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father."

​NOW I SAY, CHRIST'S " TRUE FOLLOWERS" TIME AND AGAIN, BECAUSE NOT ALL PEOPLE WHO CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS ARE REALLY TRUE CHRISTIANS TODAY.  In fact, there are more Christians in name only, right now, in May, 2017, than any other time in the earth's history ever, I believe, since the Church of Jesus Christ began back in Jesus ministry here on earth and since His Crucifixion, resurrection and ascension into Heaven, than at any point in history since then.  And, even the all powerful mega churches we see today in major cities all over the globe to the small Ma and Pa church who claim to be Christian churches, who are not following the fundamental Christian faith we see and understand in the Holy Scriptures,  these are FAKE Christian churches.

"Make no mistake, be not deceived," Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:4, in the last days.  The church that calls it's self Christian denying the biblical fundamental standards and power of Christ, are FAKE Christian churches, PERIOD. 

People who only want FIRE INSURANCE  from hell without doing anything, their faith is dead.  Satan loves the church that only wants fire insurance rather than "WORKING OUT THEIR SALVATION IN FEAR AND TREMBLING." Philippians 2:12

What the FAKE church does offer it's followers by just attending, paying their tithes and sitting for an hour to selected scriptures that manipulate the Fake Christ shepherd's agenda to make money off his followers to entice his own monthly salary is all a lie.  I hope you get it!  The bible calls these false teachers, " Hirelings," who run and hide when the Truth comes out and exposes them and the lies and fake teachings of their own manipulative reasons for their own selfish agenda. 

True, they will use the bible scriptures,  they will sound godly, that's their tool of deception, to con, to lie, to miss lead, to miss interpret the bible to mean something that the Holy Spirit never intended it to mean.  So, to them,  to the hireling preacher, the power of the Holy Spirit is not something they want their church to know about, otherwise the Power of the Holy Spirit will expose their deceptive powers to their congregations.  John 10: 11-15.

​How do we, who are Christ followers avoid these pitfalls of deception that the church is so under attack right now in the world with? 

Stay focusing always on Christ, the Holy Spirit and praying in all things, pray without ceasing.  Stay in the word day and night.  Come together more than on Sunday with like Spirit, like minded believers in Christ.  Meet and talk about the things of God as the day makes necessary with these True followers, (brothers and sisters in Christ) and follow the teachings of Paul and the Church of Christ  without altering any of Paul's Christian teachings for the church.  Follow all of Paul's teachings to the "T", even the teachings that seem kind of " corny " for today's church today, like the gifts of the Holy Spirit, anointing the sick with oil and laying hands on them for a prayer of healing. 

God the Father instructed Paul to teach the Church Everything for the Good of Christ's church for such a day as this that we are living in today!  Believe in the name of Jesus Christ and these signs will follow you TODAY, " And all these signs will accompany those who believe; In my name they will drive out demons;  they will speak in new tongues;  they will pick up snakes with their hands;  and when they drink deadly poison,  it will not hurt them at all;  they will place their hands on the sick people and they will get well, they will be healed." Mark 16: 17, 18.

​Finally today, Do you believe in the entire Word of God, every line and every precept of the Word as being from God, God inspired for teaching us,  the True Church,  all that is good and right for the raising up of good Christians everywhere?  If your answer is YES, you are a True Christ believer, Praise the Lord, for you are a bride of Christ!

Blessings of Peace and Joy in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus beloved of Christ.

​Mark

05/07/2017-THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT TODAY, THAT COULD LEAD YOU TO YOUR DEATH

" There is a way that appears to be right,  but in the end, it leads to death."  Proverbs 14:12.

​Because of Ignorance, we are cursed.  The bible says in Hosea 4:6, " My people are destroyed from lack of knowedge.  Because you have rejected knowledge,  I also reject you as my priests,  because you have ignored the law of your God,  I also will ignore your children." 

This is a very hard word from our Lord, our Loving God,  but this is our Holy God's character.  If you refuse to teach your children to know the Lord, He will punish you and your children through rejection, separating Himself from you, leaving you without protection, just as He did with Mose's people in the desert when they rejected God and His commandments for them in the desert. 

" The Lord disciplains those whom He loves,  and He punishes each one He accepts as His Child."  Hebrews 12:6. 

When a child is disobedient, He is punished by a loving parent.  Why?  It's not to hurt the child or to take vengence out on the child for being rebellious, but to teach the child respect and honor of the parent and the parent's good wishes upon the very child who is being disobedient.  Often times, the parent wants to appear as the disobedient child's friend by not punishing the child.  Wrong !  This is enabling the child to an evil spirit of rebellion and just plain bad parenting. 

" Spare the rod and spoil the child."  Prov.  13:24.  This is partly what's wrong in the free world today, poor choices in parenting with what were normal children in the beginning, with very poor and damaging in the spirit, poor psychological philosophy that couldn't hold water in a paper bag if you wanted it to. 

The world has totally failed to provide the world population with TRUTH IN GOOD PARENTING. PERIOD.  That's why so much rebellion is in the world, or should I say, SO MUCH WITCHCRAFT in the world.  The world is in rebellion to God's demands for people to live in peace, Love and unity with The Creator of the universe, Our Almighty God, who is Holy and Just.

​Ok.  So what does all this have to do with the end times?  Check out 2 Timothy 3: 1-5.   "But realize this,  that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will become lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful,  arrogant, revilers,  DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without  self-control, brutal, haters of good,  treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,  holding to a form of godliness although they have denied its power.  AVOID SUCH MEN AS THESE. "  All these character traits are bad, they are evil, damning to the soul! do you see this?

​Where are we in this timeline of these end time days then?  I don't think I need to tell you, you already know in your spirit the TRUTH.  I believe we are very near to the end beloved, based on what this  picture into the future of Paul, in how the last generation would be before Jesus comes again to the earth.  We are smack dab in the thick of this generational curse of rebellious witchcraft believers, who are living proof of the last days.  ( There are many godly parents today who have brought their children up to know the Lord God, their Heavenly Father, but they are only a remnant of the Christian faithful who live in the shelter of our Most High Father God.)

This evil generation of evil minded children are living proof of the TRUTH of this generation coming into power, world wide,  to take over the world and wrap things up before Jesus comes in the things we see here in 2 Timothy 3:1-5.  With the coming disciplain of God purposely put upon a rebellious generation of spoiled, undisciplained people who's parents did not care to teach their children the principles of our Loving God and Father.​ 

This TRUTH is only meant for those who know they have been neglectful and the product of poor parental teaching.  If because of the influence of the world on their own good judgment in how to raise their children or through their own poor upbringing, where they were also abused with poor parenting for the same reasons Paul points out here in 2 Timothy 3:1-5.  The basic rejection of God and His statutes for personal pleasure and neglect of God's will in rightly disciplaining their own children to " Know the Lord their God," and His Ways-His laws of obedience is directly sin to the Lord our God!  Repent of this sin now, beloved, if you know you missed the mark here.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that one bad apple spoils the whole box of apples if the bad apple is left in the box with all of the good apples.

​It's never too late beloved, to repent though.  If you have failed with your children in raising them to know the Lord their God, it's not too late to repent and help your children.  It may be more difficult now, but with God, all things are possible. 

First, Thank the Lord that the blood of Jesus washes us ALL clean of ALL our sin of disobedience and the restoration power of the Holy Spirit to bring us back into relationship with our All Loving God and Father and Lord Jesus Christ.  REMEMBER, " FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD!"  Praise God!  Repent and be baptised, BELIEVING in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit so that YOU AND YOUR OWN HOUSEHOLD SHALL BE SAVED, ( ACTS 16:31 ) to know and experience the kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven forever and ever...amen.  Thank you Jesus.  You are the only way to the Father and the Kingdom of Heaven, amen!  Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless your Holy Name...

​Mark


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​09/23/2017-GOD CALLS US TO BE TRANSFORMED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT..." BE HOLY AS I AM HOLY. " 

​" Unless the LORD does the work, those who labor,  labor in vain."  Psalm 127:1.

​The call to be Holy in God's word, ( 1 Peter 1:16,  Leviticus 20:26,)  is simply to be filled with God's Holiness through God the Holy Spirit living in us.   Seeing the wisdom of,  " Unless the LORD does the work in us," (Psalm 127:1,)  shows us God is Lord over us IF  we submit to God.   With God's help,  His "perfect will" living in us,  doing the work in and through us through God the Holy Spirit, we allow God to do the work in transforming our lives first.  That's really all there is to it all.  God's hand has permission to change our lives so that He can bless others through us.

But, take it easy there.  This process is not so easy as you might think,  and it does take time.  The process  involves our submission to God's desire for us, to allow Him to do His plan in and through our life, to do His perfect will,  on a completely voluntarily act of obedience on our part.  This is really step one in being obedient to God-get out of God's way,  let God be Lord over  our lives,  because we are not. 

We submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ over our lives, to do His will and not our own will any longer.  The beginning of a win, win relationship with Christ has begun with Christ at the helm of our boat.  ( We didn't really know where we were going anyway,)  so why not allow Christ,  the Lord of all creation, ( Colossians 1) to be the captain of our boat/our life.  Amen?

With us submitting to God,  we allow God to manifest Himself and His work through us.  " Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect," ( Matthew 5:48) is again, the manifestation of God's presence in us, the Power of His holiness being active in our lives to do His will in this hour.  What a wonderful Truth reality, knowing that it is "Christ in us...( Christ in us who is our actual Holiness,) and  " Our hope of Glory." Colossians 1:27.   AMEN brothers and sisters in Christ !

​Does this all happen automatically without our knowing that the presence of Christ in us is doing all the work?  No.  This is a slow process that starts with knowing that God is Holy and we are not.  Knowing this truth is God's will for us today.

Jesus Christ and God the Father come to us, as Jesus said They  would in John 14:23, " Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.  My Father will love them,  and We will come to them and make our home ( abode) with them."  

This awesome plan of God all starts with God's plan to reveal to us that there is sin in our lives, or, conviction of sin in us.  Conviction of sin comes from God the Holy Spirit exposing sin by His light into our dark past.  The light of Christ makes sin show up in us like a billboard!  Then,  just as the Word declares, " as we see the sin in us and we Confess our sin to Jesus, our High Priest, our Lord," He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."  (1  John 1:9. )   Oh Hallelujah,  thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for me!  I want to really know you Lord,  you are so good to me precious Jesus.

​First step to knowing Holiness-Knowing that if we ask Jesus to be the Lord of our life,  to take over the helm of our boat, our life,  He begins to show us that HE IS GOD,  and we are not.  Then the simple process of clean up begins in seeing that there is sin in our lives-Conviction of sin,  then confessing the sin in our lives with a broken and contrite heart, sorrow for our sin,  and Jesus washes us clean with His precious blood, as clean as fresh snow.

The next step is  REPENTANCE OF SIN IN OUR LIVES.  This is HUGE.  Really HUGE.  We'll study repentance on Monday.  In the mean time, "God's will is that we pray without ceasing in all things. Rejoice always. Give thanks in all circumstances,  for this is God's will for you who are in Christ Jesus. "   1 Thessalonians  5:16 thru 18.

​Pray for Holy Spirit conviction of sin in our lives every day.  Why?  Because God the Holy Spirit wants to reveal Truth in our soul, where we have missed the target,  we have missed the mark of perfection-and instead,  hit smack dab in the middle of sin in our lives.  Sin does separate us from God's presence.  The Holy Spirit is our guide to God's presence in our lives.  Jesus is our Shepherd to protect us and pick us up when we are overcome with perplexities in this life.  The blood of Jesus' Cross at Calvary is our Passover Lamb's blood for our door post, to allow a Passover from death, and a New Light of Christ's Life for a New Day with the Lord of Lord's at our helm.

​Lord,  we lift up your perfect will in our lives and in the world to be done today.  We thank you that you are Holy and worthy of our praise.  Thank you that this is your day and we get to be a part of it.  Bless Your Holy Name forever. 

We desire to be a blessing to you,  with the help of your grace,  through Jesus Christ in us.  We know that we are totally surrounded by sorrow and by your Powerful Joy.  Help us to see our way through today,  Loving you and loving others,  serving you by serving others, and in doing your perfect will,  through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Bless us and our families and friends.  Give us this day our daily bread-a solid Word from YOU oh my God,  that will continue to draw me close to you, in Jesus name we pray  Amen.

Mark

09/22/2017-NONE OF US HAVE EVER SEEN THE FACE OF GOD AND LIVED.  WHY?   HOLINESS

​" But you may not look directly at my face,  for no one may see me and live."   Exodus  33:20.

God is Holy.  We are not.  Yes, He can be our friend,  we know this is true, Jesus said so,  John15:15.  But, with that said, God is the definition of Holiness.  " His ways are not our ways."  We really need to understand this and teach our children to understand that God is not a human being like us, not at all,  who acts and reacts and thinks as we do.  " God's ways are not our ways,  as high as the heavens are above the earth,  so are His ways from our ways."  Isaiah 55:9.

Most of us have really twisted the image of God around today, partly because of modern technology.  We all have become so self absorbed that we have made God to be " just like us,"  when we couldn't be further from the truth.

​GOD IS HOLY AND WE ARE NOT !  " The fear of the LORD is the beginning,  the foundation of True wisdom."  Psalm 111:10.

​Pray and ask God to help you to understand this verse.  We must understand the element of to "fear of the LORD"  to understand God's Holiness.  We have to experience God's Holy presence to experience His Holiness and to really fear the LORD God Almighty.  In the Old Testament,  the Hebrew priests would not even say the name of the Lord, YAHWEH, for fear they would die.

​God does want us to know Him.  God does want us to worship Him.  " If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray.  If they will seek my face and turn, repent of their wicked evil ways...THEN....then I will hear their cries from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land."  2 Chronicles  7:14.

​Jesus is counting on you today.  Pray for the people suffering all over the world,  especially in Mexico City from the earthquake there,  the Caribbean from the devastation of hurricane Marie and in areas all over the world from drought, flooding and persecutions.

​May the LORD bless you with the knowledge of His presence and Holiness.  I pray that if you haven't already been born again,  that the grace and mercies of our LORD be with you so that you might experience the rebirth of the Holy Spirit in your life,  in Jesus name.  Worship God.

Mark

09/21/2017- HAVE YOU EVER  EXPERIENCED HOLINESS?  WHAT IS HOLINESS?

" Be holy,  because I am holy."  1 Peter 1:16., " You are to be holy to Me because I,  the LORD am holy."  Leviticus  20:26.

​Yesterday,  the Lord put on my heart, " My children do not know what 'My Holiness' is."  They have no clue, nor have ever been taught what God's Holiness is composed of.   They have never experienced my holiness because the god of this world, satan, has had the opportunity to deceive them with false notions of holiness and given them a snake to eat instead of a loaf of bread.   So much deception and lies have become common place in many of the so called "Christian churches today" through false religious teachings common place in the so called Christian churches who do not teach sound biblical theology.  

The deadly culprits today who rob God's children of the desired Truth they seek, are false teachers/false prophets,  religious spirits, and demonic spirits who actually masquerade as bible teachers and preachers through people in the churches infected with demons and demonic spirits in place of God the Holy Spirit.  

The people in these churches are so deceived by these evil spirits that they really think/believe that these demonic spirits are holy and from God!  Even those who call themselves " Christian,"  have been deceived because they do not know the Word of God, do not study the Word of God,  they don't know the voice of God nor do they know God.  They instead are so saturated in doctrines of demons taught from within their own Christian church,  that they choose to believe in the lies of their doctrine of demons without checking them out with the Truth of the Holy Spirit found in the Holy Bible.   

Many of these churches,  some common denominational churches,  claim the holy spirit (which in fact are demonic spirits they follow) are really the " Holy Spirit."    So,  how can you really tell a demonic spirit from the Holy Spirit?  By the FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT.  These people who claim to be Christians don't have the gift of the Holy Spirit,  the gift of Discernment of spirits,  because they are  not born of the Holy Spirit.  They  have no clue what the fruits of the Holy Spirit are, so they assume what they are taught by their own false prophets is true when referring to the Holy Spirit. 

According to  the Holy  Bible,  the Holy Spirit is  also known as the "Spirit of Truth."  Some of  the demonic spirits who masquerade as the Holy Spirit in many Christian churches and within false prophets are " familiar spirits," or  "the Kundalini spirit," ( common in the Hindu and Buddhist false doctrines through YOGA  and ZEN Buddhist practice.)  The familiar spirit manifests itself by possess a person,  more often a women,  who then is responsible for performing many miracles and signs in a Charismatic Christian  practice,  such as "words of knowledge about someone,  prophetic word in telling the future  or a "Word" for someone from the Lord,  and even some of the healings when hands of people are laid on others with afflictions.  ( See 2 Thessalonians 2 Chapter 3-12. ) 

​Don't get me wrong,  there are True miracles and healings and signs and wonders from God the Holy Spirit in some remnant Christians,  but, miracles and signs and wonders are much, much different than those performed by false spirits,  evil spirits and demons doing the work of satan among Christians and others counterfeiting the power of  the Holy Spirit.

​Pay special attention to what Paul is saying in verses, 9 thru 12 in 2 Thess. chapter 2 about false miracles and signs.  Remember, satan is the master of deception behind the powers working in darkness in the world.

​The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love,  joy,  peace,  patience,  kindness,  goodness,  faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control.

​Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and Man!  Study the scriptures today.  Read up on Holiness from the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.  Be set free from demonic spirits who claim to be holy and ARE NOT HOLY!  ​ 1 Timothy 4:1. " In the later times,  the last days,  some will turn away from the true faith;  they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. "  Who's doctrine are you following today?   How do you know you haven't been deceived?  Pray that the Lord will free you if you have been deceived by false doctrine.  If your doctrine will not line up with the Word of God,  the Holy Scriptures, The Holy Bible,  you have been deceived by your so called Christian doctrine.  Don't give up.  Seek the Truth from God the Holy Spirit.  Pray and ask God for forgiveness for following unholy spirits and He will se you free,  God will forgive you,  washing you clean in the blood of Jesus.

09/19/2017- DO YOU PULL BACK FROM GOD WHEN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE FROM EASY TO HARDER,  EVEN THOUGH HE SAYS,  TRUST ME, I HAVE EVERY THING UNDER CONTROL?

​" You are those who continued with me in my trials..."  Luke 22:28.,  " From that time on,  many of His disciples followed Him no more."   John 6:66.  

​Which disciple are you?  Do you stick with Jesus no matter what?

Did your life's circumstances ever change suddenly from luxury to poverty?  Did your health suddenly go from an active lifestyle to crippled nothingness in the blink of any eye?  Did a loved one leave you,  rejecting who you are, leaving you all alone for someone else?   Were you recently let go from a life long carrier,  as though your life,  your years and best efforts of service meant nothing to your employer?  What is your circumstance done to your life?

​Any circumstance can SUDDENLY  ​change how you or others view your life on this edge of the planet right now.  You can suddenly go from rags to riches or riches to rags at the drop of a hat!  Who is the Lord of your life?  Do you know who the Lord of your life's circumstances is?  Is it not the Lord God who created you?   Do we really trust God as much as we say we do or would like to say we do?  When everything is going great for us, it is easy to bless the LORD.  What about when everything begins to go south,  begins to turn,  just as the tides of the sea turn?

Please read JOB chapter 1.  There is a tremendous lesson for all of us in seeing just how our circumstances can and will change as we go through this temporary life.  Read from Job 1 to at least Job 1:1-22.  What the Lord has put on my heart is what Job said in verse 21, " Naked I came from my mother's womb,  and naked I will depart.  The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away,  May the name of the Lord be praised-blessed be the name of the LORD !"  Job 1:21.

​I live a short drive to the sea.  I love to go for walks on the beach.  In fact,  I met Jesus for the first time in 1970 while being in the sea, literally.  Jesus saved me from drowning in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California when a "quick change in my circumstances," that could have changed my life in a totally different direction had Jesus not been in control of my destiny. 

Jesus asked me to make a sudden choice, the choice of to live or die, accepting His help or rejecting His help.  The choice did come with one condition,  just as each and everyone one of us who truly walks with Jesus always need to be reminded, " You life will no longer belong to yourself, but to me.  You will live for my will and not your own." 

I went from being self-sufficient, to being Christ dependent in an instant.  Not many people understand how that can happen, but it happens all the time with us,  probably in your own life many times and you didn't see it as clearly as I did in mine,  that spring morning in my 19th year.

​The tide of our life is like Job's life.  At one point, the tide is HIGH,  everything you need is  just a short reach away, fairly easy,  at your finger tips, you can do no wrong.   Then suddenly... things change.  Things start to become difficult.  The tide of your life begins to turn and go out...way out,  even to a super low tide.  It seems that nothing you do goes right any more.  Your friends even suddenly disappear.  Ever felt that way?  You know what I mean?

​Don't put your focus on your own circumstances.   Your circumstances are in and of it's self,  only is a distraction.

​The bigger picture is,  do you really trust God with your life in your circumstances?  Read today's daily devotional from My Utmost.  It's very short.  Click on the link and read what I believe God is telling us for today.  Will we continue to follow Jesus when the tide changes on our lives?  " Many are called, but few are chosen."  Matthew 22:14.  When the going gets tough,  are you willing to stick it out? Or, as the saying goes,  do the tough get going?

​With all this said today about really trusting God with our circumstances,  there are a whole lot of people right now in the path of yet another terrible hurricane in the Caribbean and on the eastern seaboard of the United States.  Let us keep the children of God and all the other people there in the path of destruction in our prayers daily as they are faced with horrible circumstances we can't imagine that they are going through.  Let us pray for the thousands of people who are facing the same questions in their own minds, " when you loose everything,  whom do you turn to in time of need?" 

Heavenly Father,  we pray for YOUR will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  Reveal Jesus Christ to these suffering souls,  that they might know you Lord,  the one and only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent to this suffering world.  Ask them Lord,  as you asked me, " Would you like some help?"  And Lord Jesus, as you asked me that day when I needed you most to turn my life around,  You called me by my first name, " Mark,  would you like some help?"  That is what woke me up to who you are.  Do the same Father, to these your own children, in Jesus name.

​Finally,  as we pray for others in need around the globe,  also keep in mind please, "Things are going to get really bad from here on out for the people of God in America.  Americans are coming into the greatest tribulation times in their history.   Most, ( yes, most Americans,  Christians and unbelievers) have turned their backs on God for a long, long time now and we are beginning to see the wrath of God,  judgment after judgment because of their wayward hearts.  God can not bless a people who were His people,  who by their own choice have turned away from God to follow their own false gods.   Until the people of the United States begin to humble themselves,  to repent of their wicked ways and seek God's face again.  To obey God number one and what He is asking them to do,  they will get judgment after judgment until they do humble themselves and repent.  It may mean loosing everything decent and civilized that they know, But just remember, " that all things work unto good for those who love the Lord their God above all else and live according to the will of God to use their circumstances to humble them.   Praise God for all we have,  through Jesus Christ the Lord, amen. "

Bless the Lord in the richness of our nothingness...live for Jesus Christ in the good times as well as in the bad times.  give God all the glory, in Jesus name,  AMEN ! 

WARNING:  God wanted me to warn everyone today, " BE CAREFUL.  GUARD YOUR HEART.  A GREAT,  GREAT FALLING AWAY HAS BEGUN.  MANY OF YOUR OWN FAMILY, YOUR NEIGHBORS AND CLOSEST FRIENDS WILL FALL FROM THE FAITH AND SOME HAVE ALREADY.  PRAY FOR THEM.  STAY AWAY FROM THEM THOUGH,  BUT PRAY FOR THEM DURING THIS TIME OF GREAT SORROW AND FALLING AWAY.  THEY WILL BECOME LIKE POISONOUS SNAKES WITH THEIR SCOFFING,  LOOKING TO DEVOUR YOU WITH THEIR OWN MISERY THAT THEY HAVE BROUGHT ON THEMSELVES BY TURNING AWAY FROM GOD, SEEKING THEIR OWN EVIL DESIRES, TURNING AWAY FROM JESUS TO THE DRAGON,  THE BEAST,  THE ANTICHRIST... INSTEAD OF THE LOVER OF THEIR SOULS.  PRAY FOR THEM THAT THEY MAY BE SAVED FROM THEIR GREAT FATE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR ETERNITY, SAVED FROM THE FALLING AWAY FROM THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BY THE MERCIES OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.  ONLY JESUS CAN HELP THEM NOW, NOT YOU.  THEY MUST TURN BACK TO JESUS OR IF YOU ALLOW THEM TO,  THEY WILL PULL YOU INTO THE FIRES OF HELL TOO, THAT ARE LAPPING AT THEIR OWN FEET AS THEY WALLOW IN SHAME AND SELF DESTRUCTION. "    THUS SAYS THE LORD GOD OF HEAVEN'S ARMIES.

Mark

09/16/2017-BEING PREPARED,  READY FOR JESUS CHRIST'S SECOND COMING IS SMART RIGHT NOW.

" Therefore, you also be ready,  for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."   Luke 12:40., "Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth,  but how is it you do not discern  This Time?"  Luke 12:56. 

​It's a known fact that some people who prepared for hurricane Irma in Florida and the Caribbean Islands did not need much of a warning.  When they first understood a week out or more that there was a good possibility Irma was going to hit the Caribbean Islands and Florida with vengeance, they immediately took precautions for a strong hurricane.  They faired much better than those who did nothing to prepare for any hardship. 

The people  who prepared for the hurricane had plenty of protection on their windows, sand bags around the doorways, etc., bottled water,  extra food, blankets and clothing, electric generators and fuel for their generators, a good weather band radio and much, much more to sit out hurricane Irma. They were prepared.  Prepared to weather out the storm and because they were prepared ahead of time,  they could help their neighbors who were not so prepared to survive or could not prepared because of one reason or another.

​For the rest of us, we may not have Hurricane Irma or Jose' breathing down our necks,  but the signs are all out there and around us right now that something is brewing in the heavenlies,  in the spirit realm.  Those who have been drawing close to God are hearing a warning from Our Most High God to prepare for grave tribulation times around the corner.  We won't have to wait long for the next disaster to come along.  God does not want us unaware of the times we are in, " I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren , of the times."   1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14.​​  " Surely the Lord God does nothing,  unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets."  Amos 3:7.    These "secrets" are not secret to those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Be Prepared.

If you have an intimate relationship with God,  I mean a close intimate relationship with God where you can hear His voice, discern the voice of God the Holy Spirit and understand the times we are in,  you know that the end is here, at the door. 

The enemy,  the devil would have you to think that the end is not near, that we are just going through tough times right now,  that things will get better...Let me tell you that if you believe that this lie is true, you have been hoodwinked, deceived by this lie from hell.    You don't have to be a prophet to see that we are right now, in world wide difficulty,  perilous and tumultuous times people of God.  The time of sorrows has just begun.  WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING YET.  Please view this short 15 minute clip from a watchman of our Lord, Lyn Leahz,  on an Urgent warning from a prophet of the Lord of today, on what is to come in the very near future, just days away from today.  You think you have been through tough times,  just wait and see for yourself...

We all know that there are MANY ​ false prophets out in the world today,  the gloom and doom prophets who only want to strike fear in others for their own personal gain.  Lyn Leahz is NOT one of those false prophets out to strike fear into the hearts of God's children.  She has been called by God to help inform others of impending danger coming to the body of Christ and to the world at large.  You should pray and test Lyn's integrity with the Word of God and see for yourself that she has been called by God in her ministry.

​I don't know if you have noticed yet,  but we are in,  and have been in,  a spiritual  downward spiral for sometime now.  The world all around us doesn't care and hasn't cared for a long time about their spiritual relationship with Almighty God,  but God cares about the world..." His will that none should perish."  2 Peter 3:9.  

For about the last 40 years or more now,  ( since the Jesus movement in the late 1960's thru early 1970's that I have witnessed,)  the church of Our Lord Jesus Christ has been compromised within by the lies of satan.  The church,  as a whole, has put on blinders through compromise with the world,  with satan, the prince of this world, denying our Lord Jesus Christ and enriching the pastor's own pocketbooks. 

Most of the pastors that God has shown me who are not His true shepherds,  have denied the signs and wonders that the Holy Spirit has put out there to warn us that we are headed into troubled times and instead of sharing what the Holy Spirit has told them to share from the prophets of old prophesied to the church,  they have only shared what the people's itching ears wanted to hear. 

The prophets shared the signs and wonders and spoke of when these things would come to pass to be prepare God's true followers for the end times.  However, the  majority of Christian pastors have not heeded the Word of the Lord.  They would rather enjoy their own riches and comforts that the world has given them through manipulation of their churches,  the children of God, to glean their congregations of their tithe for their own personal gain and keep their church in darkness of the Truth about what God is preparing the world in advance for facing and preparing spiritually for the future events. 

Beloved...we are there now.  We are in the days of Elijah.  The King is soon coming...no, He is already on His way.  Judgement is upon the earth now,  the days of sorrow have already begun.  Things WILL NOT get better on this earth.

I believe that we can expect more terrifying hurricanes to hit the United States in the short days to come in Judgment for her un-repented sins.  There will be a tremendous amount of damage and lives lost in these hurricanes.  This is only a fraction of what is coming to the United States in our near future. 

Huge earthquakes are going to hit the west coast of North America, especially California, Oregon and Washington State.  The impact of those earthquakes will be unlike any other earthquakes in our known history.  These earthquakes will stir up volcanic eruptions like never before seen in North America.  There will be much more coming to America in the way of natural destruction.  We will see in addition to the earthquakes in North America, tsunami destruction on the west coast as well as the east coast.  Very large floods from big river dams, Grand Coulee Dam for one, breaking on the Columbia River and causing massive destruction down stream with end of times hysteria. 

I do believe the prophesies I have heard for the past three years that New York City and portions of the east coast including Washington D.C. are going to see destruction by storms and a huge tsunami wave as prophesied,  coming in the near future to these two major cities.  I do believe we are going to war with North Korea,  Russia and China and the United States will be defeated because of division of it's own people,  just as we see division now among the liberals and conservative people today weakening the USA internally.  It will be very easy and quick for our enemies to come in and make an easy sweep through the USA after we have been weakened by the Judgements coming now to the USA. 

Lastly, Christians in the United States will be persecuted like never before seen since the Christian church began.  They will be put into prisons for just a few days to separate the true believers in Jesus Christ from those not committed to the Kingdom of God,  then those few believers who remain who will not deny Jesus Christ will be martyred for their allegiance to The King of Kings, Lord of Lord's,  Jesus Christ to fulfill the mightiest of God's end time prophesies, (see Revelation 20:4,5, and 6.)  There will then be a great falling away,  just before this time of great persecution of the church is over and only a few Christians compared to the millions of Christians in America today,  will be willing to die for the Lord Jesus Christ.  There will be a few Christians survive the death and persecution as part of God's perfect will, to help usher in the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  WOW!   When these events  begin to happen,  one event will happen after the next,  then,...after the snow ball effect is over,  then the end will come when Jesus comes in the clouds for His remnant church,  His Bride.

​Lord,  Heavenly Father.  You are the awesome Lord Almighty, who reigns over the whole entire universe.  There is no god like you!  Holy and majesty is your name!  WE lift you up Oh Lord.  WE worship you and join the angels in singing, Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty.  Worthy of all our praise.  Heaven and earth are full of your Glory.  May your perfect will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  Help us to trust in you and not waver from your Holy presence Father God.  Thank you Lord for Jesus Christ.  Protect us from the evil one and restore in us your Holy Spirit.  Lead and guide us from this day forth Holy Spirit.  Give us your instruction each day as you provide for us all that we need.  Help us to be the Light that you have made us to be to the world.  Help us to proclaim that Jesus Christ is still the Lord over all, and worthy of ALL our praise.  Praise to the Lamb of God,  our Lord Jesus Christ who has taken away the sin of the world.  Blessed be your Holy name Oh Lord.  In Jesus name we pray and glorify you, Oh Lord Jesus Christ.

Mark

9/15/2017-THE BIBLE HAS MUCH TO SAY ABOUT SIGNS AND WOUNDERS IN THE LAST DAYS BY BOTH GOD AND THE DEVIL.  

​" And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth;  Blood, ( some rivers, streams even lakes and some seas/ smaller oceans turning blood red world wide) and fires, ( huge fires and smoke world wide burning on every continent right now, today! ) and pillars of smoke, ( Chem trails in the sky, again in every continent world wide today. )   31)  The sun shall turn into darkness, ( August 21, 2017 solar eclipse in USA)  and the moon into blood, ( four blood moons in a one year in the  period from 2015 to 2016 ) before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord.  And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."  Joel 2:31, 32.

Jesus said, " Look for these signs in the last days,  the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;  the stars will fall from heaven,  and the powers of the heavens will be shaken."  Matthew 24:29.​, " Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven," Matthew 24:30. ,  " But in those days,  after that tribulation,  the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light;  the stars of heaven will fall,  and the powers in heaven will be shaken.  Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.  And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four corners of the earth."  Mark 13:24 thru 27.  " And there will be signs in the sun,  in the moon, and in the stars;  and on the earth distress of nations,  with perplexity,  the sea and the waves roaring;  men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth,  for the powers of heaven will be shaken."  Luke 21:25, 26.

​" Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him...And then the lawless one will be revealed,  whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.  The coming of the lawless on is according to the working of Satan,  with all power, signs,  and lying wonders,  and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish,  because they did not receive the love of the Truth,  that they might be saved.  And for this reason GOD will send them strong delusion,  that they should believe the lie,  that they ALL might be condemned who did not believe in the Truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness."  2 Thessalonians 2:1,8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

​All I can say to all of these signs and wonders beloved in Christ Jesus,  I have seen nearly all of these signs and wonders with my own eyes.  According to Jesus, " Assuredly,  I say to you,  this generation will by no means pass away until all these things are fulfilled.  Heaven and earth will pass away,  but My words will by no means pass away."  Matthew 24:34, 35. 

Some of you may be overwhelmed by all of this news.  To some, this is just confirmation to what Holy Spirit has already shown and told you would be happening in these last days.  To others,  you have just sensed that something different is going on around you, as in a different dimension, realm around you...This is true.

The biggest question we should be asking our LORD Jesus Christ in our private time with Him,  " What would you have me to do now, today Lord,  now that I know your coming is near?"

​Listen for His quite, still voice to speak to you today.  Ask Jesus to speak to you clearly today.  Don't be afraid to hear His voice.  Sometimes His voice is audible.  Sometimes His voice is ministered in communication to you through very clear organized thoughts, ( the quiet still voice) but I assure you,  His Word, the Holy scriptures will always confirm what your hear and what the LORD says to you,  to lead and guide you into all righteousness

You might be saying, " I'm not worthy, or I've done nothing to deserve to hear from God."  That's true.  But, that's His whole point.  None of us have.  Because of Jesus and what He has done for in your life, we live to do His Will now.  John 4:34., Matthew 12:50.

Jesus says to us,  "I have given you authority and power to do my will."  Luke 10:19,  Mark 16:17, 18. " You will do the same things I have done and even greater things."  John 14:13. 

Stay in the Word as much as God allows you to.  We all have much to do right now, to work and keep busy with the things God has given us in this life,   according to His will, however, make plenty of time to spend in the throne room with God.  Do this by reading and stay in God's word daily.  You must stay in the Word to keep strong in the Lord.  Staying in the Word will help protect you from the devil and his evil schemes and plans to trip you up.  Pray always in everything you do.  Stay close to like minded Christians who share the same truths you have,  be blessed  by Holy Spirit and pray in the Spirit.    Encourage one another in Christ Jesus our Lord as long as it is today.

Mark

09/14/2017-READ REVELATION, CHAPTER 1, MATTHEW CHAPTER 24.

​Did you know that Jesus told John the disciple to remind us that the Book of Revelation is a book that when read by the reader,  that reading the book comes with a blessing?  To my knowledge,  there is no other book in the bible where God says specifically that " This book if read will be a blessing to  you."  Revelation 1:3.

​What is so very odd to me,  I have been a Christian for nearly 50 years and in that 50 years I have visited many, many churches.   Not one of the churches I have become acquainted with preached ever from the book of Revelation.  It was as though God was showing me that most pastors are afraid to even open the bible to the book of Revelation and study why God wanted us to know there was a blessing in reading the Book of Revelation.  Had you noticed?

​Those days are gone now, Praise God!   The Spirit of the Lord is moving now in the hearts and minds of believers in almost every church now to get on the band wagon and dive into the prophesies that point to the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Why now?  Is it because the current trend in the world is chaos?  Is it because it seems that everything good is challenged everywhere now, or could it be we are in the day and the hour now where people are ripe for answers to questions that we are willing to look deeper into the Word of God for the answers to the questions that seem unanswered with what we know and have been taught in the church?   

We are just beginning to see the prophesies of God through the prophets fulfilled up to today that will rock and shock the entire world as more prophesis are unfolding.  People of every tribe and tongue will see the POWER of The Most High God released to grab the attention of people everywhere.  Why?  " Because God's will is that none should perish, but that all people everywhere should be saved and come to the understanding of the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ. "  1 Timothy 2:4, 5. 

It is only the deception of the enemies of God that will keep people from knowing the Truth of Jesus Christ.  Even though satan and all his evil fallen angels and demons know they have been defeated for all eternity and will never see the glory of heaven but the Lake of Fire as their eternal home,  God allows them to deceive us and lead us astray if we will allow them to.   This is not God's will,  but God will not force us to follow Him even if we choose to change directions and begin to follow satan.

​OK.  This is God's will for us today,  to read the Book of Revelation and other books that teach us prophesy concerning the End Time Days besides the Gospels of Jesus Christ.   Why so?  So that we as Christ followers will not be caught unaware,  specifically read the gospel books of Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13.   God wants us to become informed as God would have us to be informed about the things that are soon to come, become reality,  to actually take place in the world around us.  " My people perish for lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6.  God wants us to be informed!  God wants us to know the Truth about our future with Him, No JOKE !

Don't be ignorant and stubborn,  mislead by false prophets who deceive you into thinking that you don't need to be concerned about the end times at hand!  Jesus totally wants you to know all these things concerning the end times,  the last days before they happen.  You may not know the exact hour or day of His return,  but you will know Jesus well enough that by when the time He does come, that you won't be caught unaware like those who seem to be on a mission to stop you from knowing the truth about the days we are in.

Let us pray, pray, pray!  Pray and ask Jesus what is the Truth about these perilous days we seem to be living in when you just don't know from day to day what is happening everywhere.  What is true and what is a lie.  And, how should we prepare for these coming days, what we should be doing with our time and talents that God has blessed us with until He does come back.  Pray and read your bibles.  Read in a bible class or start a bible class with a mature bible teacher who is trusted and has Holy Spirit inspiration to lead in a bible class.

There will always be others who call themselves Christians who will continue to put their heads in the sand as things are unfolding all around us that were prophesied long ago.   Things that indicate that Jesus will be returning to the earth in His second return sometime soon.  For them, it will be embarrassing when Jesus returns and they stand before the King of Kings and have to answer for their ignorance if they continue to deny the Truth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

​Let us pray,  Lord Jesus, help us to pray today for your heavenly will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  Tell us who to pray for,  who to talk to and how we can continue to prepare for the days to come.  Show us how we can best be used in these last days in our church and community.  We want to know your Holy will, Lord.  Convict us of any sin in our lives that might be keeping us from hearing your voice and doing your will today, and remind us to repent of any sin in our lives that we have not repented of,  past or present sin, in Jesus name we pray.

Mark

09/13/2017-ETERNAL LIFE WITH CHRIST BEGINS NOW FOR THE TRUE BELIEVERS IN GOD

​" Eternal Life is this, ' To know the Only True God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."  John 17:3.

​THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE,  to really know and to experience first hand,  The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Lamb of God, the Lover of our souls,  Jesus Christ.  This Truth is what separates us from the rest of the people of the earth.   When this life is all over,  when everything is all said and done,   our life will not matter for what we know,  but WHO we know,  and,  are you compelled to give up your life,  to martyr your life for the Kingdom of God found in Christ Jesus?  

God your Heavenly Father chose to reveal to you His Way, His Eternal Truth and His Eternal Life, in Jesus Christ the Son of God,   the Lord.  Everything else in all the world will amount to nothing compared to the cross of Christ crucified...everything else will seem like sinking sand-worthless compromise of lie after lie from that snake,  the serpent of old, the devil, Lucifer, Satan.  The only thing that will last is the glory of God found in Jesus Christ. 

Today, all the enemies of Christ want to do is steal our relationship from Christ by offering the same things that the devil offered Jesus in the desert after Jesus fasted for 40 days:  Power in the world, wealth and self recognition.  If we will worship the devil,  he will give us what our soulish selfish desires are...the deadly lusts of the world.  

Ask yourself, is it worth it to sacrifice a momentary pleasure that lasts for only a second in exchange for God's gift to us,  the sweetness of Knowing Jesus Christ for all eternity?  This would be the worst compromise we could ever experience in our short lives on earth,  a cup of soup in exchange for the riches from the king of the universe.  On the other hand, we can wait anxiously for the second coming of Christ, sharing the joy that fills us with everyone that Lord brings in contact with us.  We can pray for our enemies and the people of the earth who are blinded and lost in the darkness of the desires of this world.

​Brothers and sisters, did you know that with Jesus Christ as the Lord of our lives, our Eternal Life has already begun?  I'd like to share with you about what our Heavenly Father has shared with me about His endless treasure found in Jesus Christ that lasts forever without end!

The Book of Revelation is a powerful book, probably for our present generation, one of the most powerful books telling us through the old testament prophets what the end time days would be like.  " Certainly,  the Almighty Sovereign LORD never does anything until He reveals His plans to His servants, the prophets."  Amos 3:7.

In the Book of Revelation,  Jesus reveals to John exactly what will take place during the end time days.  What we find out through bible interpretation guided by the Holy Spirit and our intimate study of the Old and New Testaments, is a clear description of the VERY LAST DAYS.   The Book of Revelation is a very simple book to understand with guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Many pastors and teachers today avoid and encourage others to avoid reading the Book of Revelation based on their own fear and ignorance of the Word of God.   Of course, taking a good class by a well learned teacher in Old and New Testament scriptures is important.  More important is that the teacher have an anointing from God to teach the Revelation scriptures. 

In the Book of Revelation, a time line of the last days is laid out.  In the timing, in the time line, a revelation of Jesus Christ becomes very clear,  and the work of the devil, the scheme of satan to attempt to destroy Christ's Church-His followers.  I assure you, from chapter 1 through 22, the summary is that, just as the devil was defeated at the Cross along with all of His evil deeds,( Colossians 2:15 and 1 John 3:8 ) He does loose everything in the end.    Jump ahead and read Revelation 20, 21 and 22 for a glimpse of our near future.  The Glory of the Lord is at hand!

Blessings in the Light of our Lord Jesus Christ forever!

Mark

​09/12/2017-WHEN A HURRICANE IS ON THE WAY, YOU HAVE TO PREPARE, COVER THE WINDOWS, SANDBAG THE DOORWAYS, HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD , WATER AND ALL THAT YOU WILL NEED ON HAND FOR YOUR FAMILY AND ANIMALS BEFORE THE STORM ARRIVES

​Jesus prepared us for the worst of times in Matthew chapter 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13.  Jesus said in all three chapters from three different writers, what to expect in the end times.  The first one in each chapter Jesus made very clear,  there would be much deception. " Be not deceived in the last days."  Matthew 24:4.

Even more so, Jesus said that the events coming in the last day would be worse than any other time since the beginning of time AND there would not be any other time worse!  Gloom and Doom?  Yes, if you don't know Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, it will be the worst gloom and doom anyone could ever imagine.  Nothing will be able to help you if you are all alone, it will be too late.  It was too late for many in the most recent hurricanes who did not take serious the danger of the storm or prepare at all for what was soon coming.

​The same is for today.   Just as when preparing for a calamity,  preparing for the end time day events Jesus warned us about,  at the very top of your list, (it helps to have your list of priorities listed with the most important of your priorities at the very top)  hopefully you have listed to know the Lord your God.   This is serious.  We REALLY must know God above all things and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.  If we say we know God and we really don't,  this would be the worst thing for us in the end times, the Times of Trouble.

You might say, " I trust in the Lord."  Do you really?  if you don't know God, how could you trust Him?  God is God.  He does not play games with us.  His ways are not our ways.  We are but clay in the Potter's hand. This is not a time to save face.   The Word of God warns us that if we don't really know God intimately, we are in trouble not only now, but on judgement day, The Day of the Lord.

Today is a time for you for the first time in your life to be truthful.  If you say you know God, you have to know the Lord more than you even know your own name.  Our number one priority in our lives today is to know that we know the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent for us, and to WALK with Him. 

​When I first met Jesus Christ,  I didn't know much at all about Jesus other than His history,  that He was born on Christmas day, and that He was crucified on a cross, died and resurrected on Easter Sunday.  That was it.  I only knew about Him.  To know about Jesus and to know Jesus as in knowing a " best friend" are two completely different things.  Jesus wants us to know Him as friend and Savior and Lord.  Why?  Because, number One, He loves us, HE IS LOVE.  He wants us to be with Him for all eternity,  safe and protected with Him forever in the New Heavens and New Earth.

When I first met Jesus, I did not know Him at all.  He began with me, " Mark, would you like some help."  I had never heard His voice before, but you know, even before I asked Him who He was, I knew that He was God.  I did not know that Jesus was God before.  I knew Jesus was a Son of God, but I did not know Jesus was also God.  I was so embarrased.  Jesus wasn't.  He went on like nothing mattered if I knew Him or not back then.  

Jesus knew me well, but I didn't know Him at all. Fortunate for me at that time, it was God's will that on that day in April, 1970, I would meet and begin to know, and begin to know how GREAT Jesus Christ was.  i would know who the creator of our universe is, that Jesus was and is and forever will be.  By the way,  Jesus would not let me look at Him directly.  I was on my knees the whole time with my head held down.  I did see that He was very, very bright.  His reflection in the water I was kneeling in,  was as bright as the sun.  There were hundreds of angels all around Him,  but I wasn't allowed to even see them.  I did hear them singing to Jesus when I first met Him.  Their harmony was the most beautiful sound my ears have ever heard.  The blending of their voices was so amazing.  I did not hear one instrument, but their voices blended together sounded like a full orchestra.

Beloved, saying you know someone is NOT enough,  especially when you really don't know them.  Jesus told me on the day that I met Him, " If you want to get to know Me, get to know my Word."

​I had no idea what He meant when He said, " get to know my Word."  But, Jesus knew me.  Jesus  knew what I knew and didn't know at the time.  Jesus knows our every thoughts.  No one else can know so much about us.  So, with Jesus knowing me, knowing my every thoughts, He did not leave me high and dry with that statement.  He then said to me, " Don't worry, I will send someone to teach you the Word."  That was about 2 PM in the afternoon.  Do you know that within two hours from that moment that I met Christ the Lord,  I had a knock at my apartment door in Southern California and a complete stranger was standing there with a bible in hand telling me that Heavenly Father had told him to ask me, " Do you know the Word?"  I said, " no,  I do not know the Word."  He then said to me, " That is what Heavenly Father said that you would say.  I am here to teach you to know the Word."

​From that moment on, in just a few minutes of time, this stranger came into my apartment, sat down next to me and opened up his bible to the gospel of John,  then he had me read the first three verses.  I have to tell you,  it was as though the Holy Scriptures became alive right before my eyes.  As I looked on to the words on the page of that bible, they literally lifted off the page and leaped up at my eyes, opening my eyes for the first time to the Living Word of God.  Jesus is the Living Word of God.  This was 47 years ago.  This was the beginning of a long journey of getting to know the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.  We all need this kind of experience to Know that we know The Lord Jesus Christ.  He is the treasure that is found in a field.  He is the Priceless Pearl when one finds it, that they  sell everything they own to buy it.

​Friends, I am here today to tell you, we are in the most perilous times the face of this earth has ever known since the beginning of time.  If you are not taking serious the days we are in,  I feel very, very sorry for you,  you may never get another chance to know Jesus.  I've known people who have passed up getting to know Jesus and never had another chance again before they died.  It is very, very sad. 

The flood waters are rising all around us,  just as in the days of Noah. Unless you are preparing for a flood like never before,  you will not survive,  but you will perish forever.  Do you want this for yourself?

Get to know Jesus Christ beloved.  " Eternal life is this,  to know the one true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent."  Ask Jesus Christ to help you.  Just say YES to Jesus and NO to the world.  Ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior and He will show you a life that you would have never dreamed of that could never have been without Him.

Just say, " Yes Jesus, Come into my life and give me the life I have always needed.  You know what is best for me.  I give you permission to be my Lord, my God.  Thank you for giving your life for me so that I could be with you in eternal Heaven forever and ever, amen."

May the Peace of Jesus Christ reign in your heart forever!

​Mark

WHAT HAS HAPPEND IN THE USA TODAY ?

09/11/2017- DOES YOUR SPIRIT SENSE THAT PERILOUS TIMES HAVE SURROUNDED YOU LIKE A HURRICANE ?

​"Know this also,  that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves,  covetous,  boasters,  proud, blasphemers,  disobedient to parents,  unthankful,  unholy,  without natural affection,  trucebreakers,  false accusers,  incontinent,  fierce,  despisers of those that are good,  traitors,  heady,  highminded,  lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God:  having a form of godliness,  but denying the power thereof;  from such,  TURN AWAY! "   2 timothy 3:1-5.

​Christians!  Do you not see the Lord's anger against the church in the world today?  There are a remnant of Christians who have remained loyal and faithful to Jesus and Heavenly Father.  They still listen to God Holy Spirit and heed to His warnings.  But,  most of the Christian church has turned their backs on the Lord and have " themselves turned into Lovers of the world,"  just the thing that Holy Spirit warned us not to do in  1 John  2:15, 16, 17.

If you will read ahead in a few  days journaling after you read todays journaling ,  you will see that my ministry with the Lord  is to encourage and lead one another in growing our relationship with Jesus Christ and through Jesus, also our relationship with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit in these end time days.  We are encouraged in the Word of God to spend and live the rest of our lives in the spirit realm with Christ in heavenly realms.  Then,  in times of trouble, when everything in the world around us seems to be in turmoil and more than we can handle,  we are not far from the Lord, to turn to Him in time of help.

​Today,  I am compelled to share what God has put on my heart for about the past month.  As I have been watching the world on the news,  I see that God is dealing with the world in Justice for it's un-repented sin.  I also have seen God has been dealing with me for some of my past sins,  some that go back as far as early childhood when I knew that sin was sin.  I have experienced tremendous healing I must say, as I have experienced conviction of specific sin and repented of it.  I believe the Holy Spirit conviction of our sin is why God Holy Spirit has brought up these past sins, so that I confess these sins and be healed by the blood of Jesus in a MORE intimate relationship with Christ now that I have crawled out from under those past sins that have held me so heavily down,  AND be set free in some areas that I have found difficult to even avoid thinking about. 

Have you any idols like that in your sin skeleton closet?   Some sins we often avoid conflict with, are because we experienced maybe sin in our parents when we were too young to know any better or a sinful abusive lifestyle that may have involved us also in one way or another, or even further back into our ancestrial lineage, hidden sins.  Sin separates us from God, even our parents, parents sins. ( Dueteronomy 5:9., Exodus 20:5.,punish your children and even your grandchildren for their parents sins to the third and even the fourth generation.) These are all things that involved us and a demon or spirit that unless we confess a particular sin of today or even yesterdays sin of ours or our parents or grandparents ,  we are held in bondage to that sin.   

​Can a nation be held in a curse for the overall sin of a nation or a region?  How about Sodom and Gomorrah?  Evangelist and Pastor Benjamin Faircloth of Ignite a Church. com gave a report of what the Lord told him about how this September would be a month of many sorrows, and it seems that the sin of the United States deserting God is proving to be cause enough for this severe punishment of judgements by weather and other calamities and tribulations.

The issue is not the sin in our lives beloved,  but the unconfessed sin and lack of repentive "thought/mindset" that goes along with asking the LORD for forgiveness for a specific sin.  Un-repentive sin leads to more of the same and eventually a hornet's nest of other sins that separate us from God.  We become so consumed again with sin in our lives as Christians that we forget God, we forget Jesus and what He did for us to set us free from sin.  The Holy Spirit begins to convict us of the sin, but if our stubbornness of that delight in a sin over powers the still voice of our Lord,  God simply turns us over to a reprobate mind.  That reprobate mind will rob you of your freedom in the spirit to engage in a daily 24/7 intimate relationship with God, but rather, to fall into utter darkness with demons and evil spirits living next to Lucifer rather than Jesus.  This is grieving of the Holy Spirit and really close to blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

​So,  here is my point.  Unless the Christian Church, the bride of Christ is walking close to Our God, our shepherd Jesus Christ in the Light of Christ,  we are most likely walking in the secret darkness of sin, to one extent or another.  How do I know this?  I've experience the Holy Spirit conviction myself...MORE THAN ONCE!

​Even though God forgives us of our sins,  through the blood of His Son Jesus on the cross, God still sees us struggle with a sin(s) in our life and whether or not we confess those sins.  If we don't confess those sins in sorrow with determination not to sin that particular sin again,  God knows our hearts and sees right through us and our secret intentions.  So when we hold on to a particular sin because it gives us physical pleasure either in the flesh or emotionally because of our selfish pride,  we can not get away from the bondage of that sin.  Instead  of walking closer to Christ as we would desire, We go from a walk void of the light with Christ to laying down in the darkness with sin, with the fruit or our behavior just as we saw in 2 Timothy 3 1-5.

​Beloved in Christ...simply, if you are walking in the darkness of sin, repent.  Listen to the Holy Spirit conviction in your own life.  You don't need me or anyone else to tell you that you love a sinful life style in your life more than God.  Your life already shows it, if you think more about your sin each day than being obedient to God.  Your not fooling God or your brothers and sisters around you.  They can tell that something is not right in your life.

​If we do not repent of our sin and return back to God in these United States, " WE WILL SEE MORE CALAMITY THAN WE COULD EVER HAVE DREAMED POSSIBLE, AND, THAN WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN IN THESE PAST FEW WEEKS WILL MULTIPLY LIKE FALLING DOMINOES, ONE EVIL DISASTER AFTER ANOTHER.  We have seen earthquakes of enormous magnitudes world wide, fires world wide burning out of control, flooding world wide and in the states, forest fires all over the west coast, flooding in the south with Harvey, tornados like never before in the Midwest, drought in the farm belt and wave after wave of hurricane storms pounding the eastern sea board and south.  Lives have been lost as well as property valued beyond counting, and God says that His judgement will continue until we as a nation, repent.  There will be much more of the same to come for those who continue to reject God and His protection for His children.  "  It is God's will that none should perish, but that ALL should  be saved.  

​Let us pray for conviction and repent of our many sins.  Pray for one another while there is still time.  People will go to hell if they don't have Jesus in their lives.  That is a fact.  This is the truth for all of us, with Christ as our Savior of sin, we are all washed clean and accepted into the Kingdom of God if we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  Amen.  Because of Jesus, our names are written in the Lambs Book of Life, thank you Jesus.

May the peace and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be in your heart and mind.

Mark

BAD DAYS VS GOOD DAYS


09/08/2017- HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT YOU CAN HAVE REALLY BAD DAYS AND THEN, REALLY GOOD DAYS?  BUT, " ALL THINGS, ALL SITUATIONS DO WORK UNTO GOOD, IF....YOU LOVE GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AS HE ASKS US TO AND YOU STRIVE WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT TO BE OBEDIENT TO HIS WILL."​  Romans 8:28.

Beloved in Christ, brothers and sisters...This website is coming to an end soon, after the first of October.  Maybe Jesus will come before it's last publication.  Maybe you will be raptured or I will be raptured too?  It's so hard to know, isn't it.

We have been writing this daily journal now for 3 years.  It has been good.  In the past three years, we have seen a lot happen.  I will still maintain this website each and every day,  as best I can.  If you don't see an early morning publication, look for it in the evening where ever you are living.

I asked that you continue to read My Utmost for His Highest.  This has been my greatest source of daily inspiration second only to the Word of God.  Oswalt Chambers was an awesome man of God.  I hope to meet him one day when I go to be with the Lord Jesus.

I hope that you will remember to always seek a quiet place to be with the Lord each day.  I love the early mornings because it is so quiet, even when things are busy all around you.  At least your mind is slowed way down so that you can hear the voice of Our Lord as He longs to spend time with us when we are quiet.

Keep telling others the great News about Jesus Christ every day.  Look for opportunities to ask others around you, some that you know and some that you don't know, " Do you know Jesus?  Then tell them how wonderful Jesus is in your life, how He was yesterday...today, and what He has planned for you tomorrow.  READ YOUR BIBLE DAILY.  And on those days your not sure what to read, just ask Jesus what He would have you to read.  He will tell you, gently and lovingly.

My prayer for you today,  is that you will be blessed in Christ Jesus, in Heavenly realms.  In His mighty name, amen.

Mark

DO YOU KNOW GOD ?

09/07/2017- WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO PERSONALLY KNOW THE SON OF GOD,  CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, JESUS CHRIST, THE LORD OF ALL...TODAY?  ​ DID YOU KNOW ETERNAL LIFE CAN BEGIN TODAY WHEN YOU KNOW JESUS, THE MOMENT YOU INVITE JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE ?  

John 8:30-32,  are extremely powerful scriptures you should know...Even as Jesus Christ revealed this Truth to those He was speaking to, the Word says that many believed in Him IMMEDIATELY.  But for those who believed, " To the Jews who had believed Him,  Jesus said, " You are truly my disciples if you abide in my word.  Then you will know the Truth,  and the Truth will set you free."

While the world is being led astray, deceived from all directions for prideful and selfish issues,  you have been called with Christ to the heights of Heaven to the eternal home which Jesus Christ has prepared for you for ALL ETERNITY.  Think about that for a while. 

If it is so important to God the Father to bring you into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ His Son, Don't you think that it is equally important to give up the things of the world,  the cares of this world to get to know Jesus Christ and the Power of His resurrection, even if it means to sever yourselves from the lusts of this world which is quickly passing away?

Brothers and sisters in Christ,  we have no idea today, just how close we are to the very end of this world as we know it.  I don't need to tell you, you can see for yourself in today's world weather news that the end time days are ramping up judgments for the church right now. ( see Revelation for prophecies on the end times, especially in the USA,  before the tribulations of the very last days begin to take us to the Day of The Lord.)  First skip to Chapter 19 of the book of Revelation.  Praise God, those in Christ,  the children of the Most High God WIN !!  We may go through a lot of persecution and tribulation, but the Good News is, we win in the end!  Thank you Jesus for the Victory! Amen.    

Saint Peter says that the world will literally, " melt away " in the end to prepare us for a NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH.  2 Peter 3:10.

​Peter says of that day, "Since everything around us is going to be destroyed in fire,  what holy and godly lives you should live now."" 2 Peter 3:11.

We should take heed to Peter's warning and research this out even more.  Please read My Utmostfor today to begin to understand what Peter was talking about here.

May the Peace and Joy of Jesus Christ be in you today, and forever, amen.

Mark

09/06/2017- YOUR DESIRE MUST BE, TO KNOW THE ONE TRUE GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AS GOD WOULD HAVE YOU TO KNOW HIM, OR,  YOU WOULDN'T BE HERE WOULD YOU?

" If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray,  Then-seek My face and turn from their wicked evil ways,  THEN-I will hear their prayers from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14.

Twenty four years ago,  I moved to Alaska.  Before I moved to Alaska, a lot of prayer paved my way to get here.  I can't tell you how many sleepless nights I lay awake thinking about moving to Alaska.  I asked many of my mentors and friends what they thought about me moving to Alaska.  It seemed that the Holy Spirit was hounding me to move here. 

Have you ever felt like the Holy Spirit was hounding you to do something until you finally got the message that you wouldn't get to sleep until you prayed about the thoughts you were having?

​That's how I often hear the Holy Spirit, when I'm hounded at night just before I go to sleep.  In fact,  that's what happened tonight.  I had a very busy day today, starting at 4 AM, which is when I like to normally read my daily devotions,  read some scriptures and have a cup of coffee with Jesus.  Yes, that's what I enjoy doing early in the morning because my mind is quiet and I can hear much clearer.  Then, I write in the End of Time website.  So I didn't get a chance to write this morning, if you didn't notice.   Evenings are not  normally my best time for writing.

Today,  I had a driving trip  scheduled to take Maryna,  my wife,  to see her doctor in Anchorage.  We drove the 320 miles there and back to see him and did a little shopping while we were there too.   We had a nice talk driving there, prayed a LOT about everything from the floods in Texas and Louisiana and the hurricanes on their way to the deep south,  plus the serious fires on the west coast of the USA and Canada.  On the way back we did the same, talked a lot and prayed a lot too about other concerns in our lives.

​Tonight, after I got into bed, I thought, " Man I'm tired."  Then I had this thought, " I didn't write in my End Time Days journal this morning."  I started getting these free flowing ideas.  It's like a cork popped off a bottle of champagne and instead of champagne bubbling up all over the place,  thoughts began bubbling out of my mind.  I was suddenly wide awake and thinking all this stuff like why people would come to  a website like this and why would God want to use a website like this to encourage them and build them up in a healthy relationship with the One true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent

​So, I turned on my bed stand light, got up and went to the study and turned on the computer,  so now here I am.

​Can I be honest with you?  When I normally write,  I kind of have a plan on what I would like to write about.  But, I rarely ever write about what I was going to write about.  what usually happens is I get this dialog of thoughts flowing from a scripture that either pops into my head or I have read recently and I'm still thinking about it,  or I hear a conversation that I believe is coming from the Holy Spirit that seems like it's for me.  After I write it down,  if I have time I can proof read it and make any changes in grammar or spelling.  

​Before I started the End Time Days website,  I wrote a daily journal.  I'm sure many of you have wrote in a daily journal.   Then, a few years ago,  the Holy Spirit started " Hounding " me to start journaling instead of in a notebook, to put it out there for others to read.  I hope that each and every one of you will one day do the same if you are not already journaling or writing in a website to encourage others into knowing Jesus and having a real relationship with Him.  For those of you who are new here,  that's what I have found is so wonderful about these end time days,  you don't have to wait for Jesus to come at the end of the end time days to have a relationship with Him.  He wants one with you now!  But, I certainly wait in anxious anticipation for Jesus second return.

​God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit have this Universal Pact.  They agree that it's best if we never know if we are doing any good in the Kingdom of God, that is, they don't want us to think we are doing anything, because we really are not, but it is always Christ in us that the Good is really being shared.  We are simply the clear empty vessel that God uses to produce His fruit in for others.  that's one reason why, " Without Faith from God,  we can't please God!"

​So what's going on in your mind today?  I hope you are watching the news to stay informed at all that's going on in the world today.  There is sure a lot to help pray for and about.  Praying for our President Trump and his administration being usually number one. Floods in the USA and all over the world.  Storms are nearly everywhere or starting nearly everywhere,  fires are huge in many of the western states in America, earthquakes ( we had a little one at our house yesterday, 4.1, ( but we get earthquakes quite often at our house here on the " Ring of Fire" of Cook Inlet in Alaska!)  Folks,  there is a WHOLE LOT of reasons to pray today.  Pray for all your unsaved relatives and neighbors. (  I used to cringe when I heard the term, "unsaved,"  but it's true.  I don't question anymore that most people, according to the bible are not going to heaven.  If people are not living for the LORD,  they are living a lie if they think they are going to heaven.  Heaven is a marriage between a bride and a groom.  That requires a relationship between the bride and the groom.  Between you and Jesus.  If you don't know Jesus, you ain't going to heaven, so don't fool yourself or any one else.  Love God with all your heart, soul and spirit.  Seek Jesus while He is near to you.  Get Jesus!  Get out there and tell people about your Savior and Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done for you.

​So beloved friends, brothers and sisters in Christ,  if you haven't already,  I encourage you to write a daily journal with the Lord.  You simply get a large notebook with the spiral binder and just date one page at a time and write down your thoughts with God.  Soon you will be going back and reading through some of your writings and see for yourself,  that you too have been inspired to write down revelations from our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit too.  Sometimes, God will even use you to write down a prophesy that will encourage you too later on when you re-read your journal.

​Now, I've written down what I was thinking about before I fell asleep tonight,  now I can go back to bed and really sleep well I'm sure!

May the Peace of Christ be with you all Day too.

​Mark

09/04/2017-  IN THESE LAST DAYS,  YOU HAVE A HUGE JOB TO DO.  YOU HAVE BEEN ESPECIALLY CHOSEN BY GOD FROM THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD TO COME OUT OF THE WORLD AND TO PERSONALLY KNOW JESUS CHRIST.   WITH THIS MARVELOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST, YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF GOD'S KINGDOM,  JUST FOR THIS DAY AND HOUR !

" They were yours...you gave them to me out of this world."  Jesus Christ-John 17:6.

Nothing comes by chance or by accident from God.  God plans EVERYTHING precisely as His perfect will.  On the other hand, Luck or being lucky, has nothing to do with anything in God's perfect world.   Luck is a product of the devil.  ( Lucifer-Luc(k)-ifer.   REMEMBER THIS SIMPLE TRUTH.  Think about what is Truth and what is the lie here.  I've never known anything that was lucky to be worthy of praise.  Praise is worthy only for everything heavenly, which always comes from God.)  "All Good things come from God Above." James 1:17.

We were specifically appointed by God the Father to know the One True God and Jesus Christ and God the Holy Spirit while living as an OVERCOMER with Christ in this dark and perverse world.  We were appointed by God, according to Jesus in John 15:16,  to do the will of God in bearing fruit for other people whom God has chosen in this world to know Him also, who won't know God until you share Christ in you with them.  That's your job.  

I hope that You are being the light of Christ NOW, EVERYDAY to draw those people God has appointed for you to go and bear fruit for.  They ( the other people of the world whom God is sending you to,) are meant, through the Spirit of Christ in you, (God the Holy Spirit,) to come to Jesus today/now, because of their Heavenly Father's desire to know Him and Jesus Christ today,  which was the same marvelous power that touched your heart and drew you to Jesus.  This is the same Spirit which will draw them to Jesus just as He drew you to know Jesus when you met Jesus. 

Then,  knowing God the Father and in living out God's will in this world for Him, we are simply following the order of God almighty IF we are seeking God with a sincere heart.   " This is Eternal Life.  To know the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent." John 7:3.  "It is God's will that none should perish, but that all should come to everlasting life." 1 Timothy 2:4.,  2 Peter 3:9.

John 15:16 tells us from the mouth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, " You did not choose me,  but I chose you, and appointed you ( selected you especially) that you might bear fruit ..."

​Psalm 96 is a beautiful Psalm of prayer and praise to Our God, the Lord.  It starts out:

​" Sing a new song to the Lord!  Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!  Sing to the Lord;  praise His name.  EACH DAY PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS TO THE WORLD that He saves!  Publish His glorious deeds among the nations.  Tell everyone about the amazing things He does.  Great is the Lord!  He is most worthy of praise!  He is to be feared above all gods.  The gods of other nations are mere idols,  but the Lord made the heavens!!  Honor and majesty surround Him;  strength and beauty fill His sanctuary...." Psalm 96:1-6.  Read the rest of Psalm 96 on your own for just a glimpse of  understanding of  " How Great is our God!"

​May the Joy of the Lord be your strength today.  May the Joy that was set before Christ, be your Joy as you are filled with the Spirit of Jesus Christ TODAY!

May the Peace of Christ be in you, and always with you...

Mark

09/02/2017- HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED " RIVERS  OF LIVING WATER" FLOWING OUT FROM WITHIN YOU ?

" Whoever believes in me,  as the Scripture has said:  ' Streams of Living Water will flow from within him." 

John 7:38.

This teaching of Jesus Christ is not about something magical  taking place because of something we can do because we believe in Jesus.  This is a " Solid Rock" statement that if we believe in Jesus Christ,  who, as being God the Son,  as in being an equal partner with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, THEN...a transformation of your broken aching heart will take place...let me say this again,  a transformation of your broken heart WILL take place immediately in you, where by Jesus Christ comes into your heart, inside of you as inside your belly,  your being...and then RIVERS  of Living Water will flow from you,  MAKING you a new person !  Not just one river or stream,  but in every translation I have read in the bible today, Jesus refers to RIVERS, plural, as in many rivers of water will flow from us.  The fullness of Christ and all He is, living in us.

​What you and I will experience in our lives ( because of the gift of faith from God the Father, ) we are then able to believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God,  and experience the power of His resurrection within us, in our bodies, which releases a Very Powerful flow of Supernatural Power of Jesus Christ, of God, flowing in and through us to produce the things God desires to do in the world TODAY through us !

​God is not a respecter of persons. This statement is biblical,  Acts 10:34,  Romans 2:11.  In other words,  God chooses whom He will use,  not based on the person and who they are,  but because He can choose anyone and mold them into a usable vessel whom He can use to produce His goodness in the world to move hearts closer to Him or further away,  depending on what He wants to happen, the final outcome. 

A good example is President Donald Trump.  God has chosen a man, not based on his " good morals or past good character " to be the leader of a great and powerful nation such as the United States of America.  Why?  Just because He is the Alpha and the Omega,  the beginning and the end.  God knows all things and knew how terrible and wicked the government of the United States AND the majority of It's people had become.  So, God chose Donald Trump to come into power as a wrecking ball and destroy everything wicked and evil within the country until God prospered the outcome for the United States where He wants it to be to achieve His perfect will in These Last Days.

​What is God's will for you today in this broken imperfect world we live in?  What wrecking ball has God chosen for your life to bring you to where He can use you?  Is it a circumstance of being in extreme pain that never seems to go away, such as an affliction in your body like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease?  Or something more emotional such as loneliness,  loss of everything personal in a flood as in Harvey in Texas and Louisiana?   Loss of a loved one, a child or spouse or parent?  What ever circumstances God has allowed or put us in,  He is still the potter and we are the clay.  God wants us to experience the NEED for Him.  When we finally SEE that we NEED Him more than He needs us,  and we pray with a hungry heart,  with a truthful heart in how much we need Him,  then He comes to us as a hen comes to her chicks and takes care of our needs one at a time.

​What does God expect from us?  He expects us to come to Him as our Abba Father.  He expects us to come to Him with no expectations or wants from Him what so ever.  He expects us to just COME as we are an allow Him to come into our lives as the source of all life in us,  to do with us as He wills,  as He sees fit.   He does ask a LOT in return.  He asks us to die to a self indulgent life.  Die to a self centered life that has been all about me, myself and I.  Then,  He asks us to open that door that Jesus has been knocking on for SOOO long,  to let Jesus into our heart and let Him clean us up, clean our wounds and with His Presence alone, HEAL us from all our hurt.

​Then...we can rejoice in the morning!  Give thanks to our God with a Thankful Heart,  a Renewed Heart that will go on Loving Jesus, God the Father and Holy Spirit in a right relationship with the King of Kings, Lord of Lords.

​If you please, read Psalms 91 through 98 carefully and prayerfully.  Start with Psalm 91.  As time permits, read each Psalm with your heart, seeking to know God's Love and will for you.  " Taste and See that the LORD is Good."

​God has great things for you to do.  He is not done with you.   Out LOUD,  give God praise and Thanks.  Do you know that God desires our thanksgiving and praise more than any other prayer of worship or praise?  Be thankful beloved.  Be thankful above all else.  For God Loved you so much,  He has given you His Best and Greatest gift of the whole universe,  His Only Begotten Son as the LOVER of your soul.

May the Peace and Joy of Christ's fullness fulfill the Joy of your heart, in Jesus name, amen.

Mark

08/30/2017-HOW IS YOUR  LOVE LIFE TREATING YOU?

" This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you."  John 15:12

I remember the first time I was asked this question by my spiritual mentor, " How's your love life?"  It blew my mind that a pastor would ask such a question.  I thought, love life as in, did I have a girl friend?  When I realized He was asking,  " How is your love life with Jesus doing,"  it meant an all together different direction of truth.  What the truthful question was, " How is your relationship with Jesus?"  Jesus  asks this same question to us, just as He did to Peter each and every day, " Do you love me,"  then do as I command you,  feed my sheep."

​I hope you had a chance to read My Utmost for His Highesttoday.  Todays reading opens the door to answer some of those deep questions of relationship with Jesus,  like how can we best serve Jesus and the Father today?  Oswalt Chambers talks about Jesus Joy being our Joy.  He talks about what Paul meant when He said, " You have died to this earthly life,  and your real life is hidden IN CHRIST IN GOD."  Colossians 3:3.

​Please, if you want to know God's will in your life,  if that is the one thing you seek most in this life, take a look at My Utmost for His Highest  today,  and see if this devotional doesn't help you SEE a path, a direction into the Joy that was set before you in Christ in doing God's perfect will in your life today.

I hope you experience the Joy of your love life today with Christ and experience the Joy of the Lord we all long to know to fulfill the fullness of Christ IN us.

​Mark

08/29/2017-CONFESS YOUR SINS ONE TO ANOTHER THAT YOU MAY BE HEALED !

" Therefore,  confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,  that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous person has great power!"  James 5:16

Eve was deceived by satan in the garden,  into eating the fruit of the tree of good and evil.  Why?  Because satan wanted to start the process of deceiving God's children into believing his lies which are all contrary to God's Word/truth.  If satan can get you to believe in his lies,  we miss out, we loose the fruit of His Love and all that God has planned for us for not only today,  but for our future with Him as well.

​Nothing has changed for us,  especially in these last days.  The desire to sin has been ramped up like never before.   ( Be not deceived in these last days, Matthew 24:4)  The world society TODAY is so deceived in knowing what's good for everyone, so deceived by satan who wormed his way into ruling over the world (he is the prince of this world you know, John 14:30, John 12:31.) that he has twisted right into wrong in the books of common American Law, and deceived those who don't know God to believe that good, which comes from God, is evil and satan has conned the world to believe that evil is good,  Which was prophesied in Isaiah 5:20, "  Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,  who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!"

​" Most of us would like to claim that we do not sin.  We might cling to what Paul stated, " It is not I who sin, but sin living in me, Romans 7:17., as an excuse to sin.  But, the fact does remain that as long as we are in these fleshly bodies, we will sin.  However, sin always has it's consequences.  The wages of sin is death, it separates us from our God in our soul and spirit. Sin is the opposite of Holy!  We are called as Christ followers to live righteous and Holy lives.  This can only be achieved by God through God the Holy Spirit's presence in us.  Jesus is the Way,  and the Way we can know God's love so intimately is through God the Holy Spirit living 24/7 in us,  inour own body, soul and mind.     Even though the flesh is still present in our lives,  we must resist sin/ evil in our heart.

However,  with the flesh, the carnal man still in us, we are apt to sin now and again. " If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us, "  (1 John 1:8.,)  We are then only fooling ourselves from the Truth that sets us free, if we say we do not sin.  The truth is,  we do sin.  And that when we do sin, if we confess our sins one to another, we agree with God into the right healing for our body, soul, and spirit.  That's why I am thankful for Jesus, not only for His sacrifice on the cross to save us and because His blood cleanses us from our sins, but for the Healing He also brings to our aching injured body,  soul,  and spirit because of sin.

​Now, God does not want us to be so focused on sin that we loose touch with the beauty of Jesus there beside us each day as we go through our day.  But, God the Father does want us to see the importance of having a daily relationship with Jesus to simply keep us free from the power of sin.  If I take every thought captive into the obedience of Christ,  then I live in the Peace that Jesus promises us that will surpass all understanding, giving us the freedom of feeling like " little children" as we go through life trusting in GOD FOR EVERYTHING.  God is faithful to us to protect us as His children if we will remain in Him, denying our own self will and live in the fullness of God's perfect will for us, to be full of His faith with the Holy  Spirit active and alive in us daily. " without faith, we can not please God."  Hebrews 11:6.

​Today, let us continue to THANK GOD for the little and great things He blesses us with, especially the faith from our Lord Jesus Christ living in us through the Holy Spirit.  Do not quench or grieve the Holy Spirit today.

​May the Peace of Christ dwell in you richly today. Let us pray for America to know the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. 

I also want to lift up Southeast Texas, the flooded Texas for God's mercies and favor, In Jesus name,  and President Donald Trump and his administration for Jesus to rule in their hearts and minds as they encounter trials and tribulations each and ever day.  Let us also pray for our​ nation of the United States, who is so desperately in need of a heart transplant, back into a Love relationship with our Mighty God, The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit.

Mark

" But if your eye is evil,  your whole body will be full of darkness.  Therefore,  if the light within you has turned into darkness,  how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters;  for either he will hate the one and love the other,  or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and (idols) wealth." Matthew 6:23, 24.

It wasn't that long ago that God the Holy Spirit convicted me of a sin in my own life that I thought nothing about.  I had taken a different path of thought, considering the thing, the sin, not to be sin, but to be a new LIGHT in my life.  I had rationalized the sin into being God's will in my future as a "Good" reality for my selfish self.  It was a desired thing alright,  a desire that had not been tested next to God's Word, next to God's own heart.  The desire was a sin from the pit of hell, deceptive and contrary to God's perfect and righteous will for me and all of my brothers and sisters in Christ around me, and especially, against my own wife.  Deep in my heart,  I knew that my desires did not line up with the Word of God, so there was never a GREEN LIGHT,  no excuse for thinking I was doing God's will, when in fact,  in my heart, I KNEW I was only doing my own will and not God's will.  Have you ever been in this situation?

​Without getting into the nature of the sin, simply through an inappropriate friendship with a Christian woman at a Christian retreat where she  and I were both in the music ministry of the retreat,  I saw this woman as only a person of interest,  whom  I was singing with.   That is where the scripture from Matthew 6:23 is so important to us.  The beginnings of darkness that seem as though it is light start with all of us as a test,  a trial of the heart of a Christian.

This sin I'm describing was at the very beginning,  what seemed absolutely fine, enjoying the company of another brother or sister in Christ, joining together in praise and worship of our Lord, providing music and worship of our Lord Jesus Christ.  That in and of it's self was fine, unless there is more to it.  ( God knows what is in our heart and what the future holds.)

I heard the Holy Spirit say, " Guard your heart."  I heard that statement, but didn't want to, thinking nothing was wrong with what I was doing.  ( God always knows the future of the lives effected by this type of sin. That should have been enough, to know that God knows what's best.  But here is where the sin came in. 

In my flesh, I saw nothing wrong in just being friends with this woman throughout the rest of the retreat.  WRONG!  We don't know our flesh or mind like the Lord knows us, and what the devil has in mind to do with God's permission.  Remember, we are allowed to be tested in our walk with Christ.  " You will have trials and sorrows...But take heart,  because I have overcome the world."  John 16:33.

My friends, brothers and sisters in Christ.  We are to obey Jesus first, in everything we do and say.  If ANYTHING sprouts up in our heart that is or even appears as though it is evil, we must "Run" from every appearance of evil...I say again, every appearance of evil.  1 THESSALONIANS 5:22.

That evil is the seed of darkness that Jesus was talking about in Matthew 6:23.  " If your eye is evil,  your whole body will be full of darkness..."  Think of that first appearance of evil as a germ, or a single cell of mold or mildew.  If that germ or mold is allowed to stay,  eventually it will infect the rest of the body to the point that eventually the whole body is full of the sickness or mold,  just as the darkness in Matthew 6:23 becomes darker than dark, before you even know it.  THAT IS HOW SIN, IF ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN OUR LIVES TAKES HOLD OF US!  It multiplies.  " Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and  they all enter the person and live there.  And so that person is worse off than before.  That will be the experience of this evil generation." Matthew 12:45. 

Thank you Holy Spirit for staying with me, continuing to convict me of the sin in my life, never giving up on me.  Thank you Jesus for the things I learned in that time when I thought the darkness in me was light,  so that I can pass this lesson on to others who might be having a similar event in their lives that you have been warning them to let go of,  to RUN from any SEXUAL IMMORALITY.   And, as a warning that I will have this test again when I least expect it. 

Yes,  even the appearance of sexual immorality is DEADLY to the secular person,  but especially to the Born Again Christian.  Remember that even if you think of or dwell on any thought of sexual immorality,  then you are guilty of this ACTUAL sin as if you had already committed the sin of sexual immorality in the flesh anyway.​  Let this be a warning to any of you out there and to myself,  even if in your own heart you desire someone or something that you know is not in God's will for you, you are entertaining sin and in great danger.  Do not open that door.  It is a Pandora's box, a door into the pit of hell.  The desires and temptation will only increase without the Grace of God to help you overcome the temptation of sin.  Take every thought captive into the obedience of Christ instead.  Pray with all your heart to increase the power of the Holy Spirit in your to overcome that temptation.

We need God's light in our eye, not the enemies FAKE light, which is really darkness.  " For if that light within you is darkness,  Oh how great is that darkness!"  Matthew 6:23.

​Here is the end result that happened to me, that you can also expect to be something like or worse if you ignore God the Holy Spirit's warnings.  This is how the detour of my heart from light into darkness played out, beloved in Christ.  My sin was first, not listening to God the Holy Spirit, not obeying God's awesome voice that we all want and need to hear clearly as He was first saying, " guard your heart!"  Secondly when He said, " Run from sexual sin," ( Just the thought of sexual sin.)   And, secondly, my sin was against my own wife and how that hurt her when she found out about it.  You and I can't imagine the pain she felt, or maybe you can.  

I long to hear each day the voice of the Lord to guide me into all righteousness, we all do.  The sin that was in my heart,  a demon of you will, was allowing that sin to stay in my heart and fester inside of my heart, the desire of pleasure in unrighteousness, in desiring a physical relationship with someone other than my wife.  This was deadly.  The sin was against my own life, my wife and the woman other than my wife that I now desired a relationship with.

This desire of the flesh came from utter darkness brothers and sisters.  I knew in the beginning I did not want to go there, but I rationalized that this relationship would never go there.  A LIE FROM THE ENEMY!  I didn't realize that I had really gone wrong until physically by body was breaking down.  It started with a wrong desire that lead to stronger messages from the Holy Spirit to RUN from those thoughts and desires.  what I experienced first hand what I would not wish any of you to experience.  ( When we resist God instead of the devil,  there are consequences.  Huge consequences. 

At the peak of my disobedience, I had a heart attack!  Yes, a real live heart attack in reality!  I woke up during the middle of the night with an elephant on my chest, unable to breath.  Then, a clutching pain in my heart that I would not wish on anyone!  My heart was in an excruciating explosion of pain that took me to the floor on my knees.  I began to cry out to the Lord, praying immediately to the Lord for forgiveness for the sin that I knew I was in, and I had been in my mind for sometime.  I knew that I was wallowing in sin the darkness of immediately, and I had not desired any relief from it.  I was in bondage to sin itself.  Now, I must pay for the disobedience to Jesus Christ my Lord.  I had no idea how far the punishment would go,  and knew that death was also a possibility on the table as well.

​I was medevaced from the emergency room of a nearby hospital here in Alaska, to a major hospital in Anchorage where I was treated for a major heart attack.  That was the beginning of my sorrows.  I went through a month of torment from the heart attack, not realizing the heart attack was the result of this adulterous desire,  this sin that was building in my heart that was destroying my heart.  I had no idea that my sinful thoughts and desires were at the bottom of the heart attack I had just had.

​Let me break away from this testimony to give God all the Glory.  He never gives up on us,  not because of the sin we struggle with,  but because of His great Love for us in Christ Jesus.  If you are a Christian and know the Word of God,  there are other examples of how God pointed out the same examples of sin of others whom He loved and turned them over to satan so that they would not loose their spirit at the Day of the Lord.  

​1 Corinthians 5:5,  " Hand this man over to satan for the destruction of the flesh,  so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord."

There were other cases in the Bible of where God punished godly men and women with death because of sin in their lives.

​Today, my heart is upon a comment I heard from a relative of mine who recently had a serious medical event that took her to the emergency room and hospital where she was being treated for a serious medical situation in her brain.  After some tests,  she was declared " out of immediate danger" by the doctors.  She made the statement, " Thank God! "  Then, stated that she was " Lucky" that she didn't have any serious damage in her brain.  What troubled my heart, because I have been guilty of making the same declaration, was giving the glory to "Luck" rather than God's mercy and favor.  I hope that you know that the root word in Lucifer is Luck.  I know this is from God, because the Lord says that " ALL Good Things Come From God Above."  Luck is a blind blatant dark word that gives no glory to God or God's perfect will working in the world today to glorify the creator of all creation in the world and universe around us.

​Today, praise God I am a new creation in Christ Jesus.  When we have the Holy Spirit living in us, we are renewed in the spirit each and every day.  " There is therefore now, No Condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not in the flesh but in the Spirit of God."  Romans 8:1 thru 5.  

​Pray for conviction of the Holy Spirit in your life, ask the Lord, " what secret sin am I harboring in my life?"  Then the God the Holy Spirit will tell you.  Hopefully you will be eager to confess the sin as I was so that you will be free again from the clutches of any sin in your life and free in Christ once again.  It doesn't matter how great or small our sin is.  The blood of Jesus cleanses our sin and makes us white as snow once again to glorify Himself and God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.  Holy, Holy, Holy!

We now live for the glory of God brothers and sisters.  Stay in the Word daily.  Pray in all things to build up the Spirit of Christ in you.  Be a witness of the Holiness that resides in you.  The end time days are upon us and everything we do will be magnified to all those around us, irregardless of how watered down, liberal and  simple minded people of the world have become in moral behaviors declared to be sin by our God yesterday, today and tomorrow. 

We are to be a living witness of God's glory living in us.  Jehovah Nissi !  The Hebrew name given by  Moses to the altar which he built to celebrate the defeat of the Amalekites at Rephidim, Jehovah Nissi, To Our God be the Victory!  We are overcomers in Christ Jesus. "Be Holy, because I AM Holy."  1 Peter 1:16.

​The Peace of Christ Be in you and with you. You are overcomers in Christ Jesus, amen, in Jesus name.

Mark

08/26/2017- IS YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCING PEACE AMID THE STORMS OF LIFE SURROUNDING YOU, THE THINGS HAPPENING TO YOU THAT YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER?

" PEACE I leave with you,  My Peace I give to you;  not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled,  neither let it be afraid."  John 14:27

​What is this Peace that Jesus is talking about?  We talk a lot about Peace on the End Time Days website.  In fact,  Jesus talked a lot about Peace.  Are we talking about the same peace here in John 14 as when a truce is declared between two forces in times of war, or between two people or neighbors fighting?

​In today's ( August 26, 2017)  "My Utmost for His Highest",Oswalt  Chambers gives us an awesome picture of the Peace that Jesus was talking about that "surpasses all understanding."  ( Philippians 4:7. )  Peace is not a feeling,  as in a feeling of peace,  no the Peace Jesus is talking about goes way beyond a feeling,  although the feeling is a small part of the Peace Jesus was talking about.

​" Eternal Life is this:  That they might know thee,  the only True God, and Jesus Christ,  whom thou hast sent."  John 17:3. 

I know,  that as I gain more experience in the presence of God, ( which comes only through the grace of God My Heavenly Father, which is not gained through my own goodness, no, not at all. ) In fact, when we get down to the Truth, there is no goodness in me apart from the Spirit of Christ living in me.  None of us can say, " Oh I have a relationship with God because I am better and more obedient than most other Christians."  No,  that's not the truth at all, nor same Peace that Oswalt Chambers is talking about nor what I am talking about here.

​Peace is a Godly, Holy attribute.  Peace is a Fruit of the Holy Spirit.  Peace is a presence of the Spirit of Christ living in us.  The Peace that Christ presents to us is His own person.  The Great and Mighty presence of God the Son's presence living in us through God the Holy Spirit.  ( God the Holy Spirit is also known as the Spirit of Truth.   John 16:3. )

​So when Jesus is talking about praying to the Father, who in giving us the Spirit of Truth to comfort us,  which will abide with us for ever,  we are talking about a divine, supernatural presence of God the Holy Spirit actually living in us,  Jesus was in fact promising to come and live in us through God the Holy Spirit, bringing us that Peace Jesus is talking about in John 14:27,  and the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:7,  that Peace that surpasses all understanding.

​Being a Christian,  a true Christian in Spirit and Truth, boils down to the TRUTH every time we look at ourselves and our behavior.  We can so often think so highly of ourselves that we grieve the Holy Spirit right out of our lives. 

I know personally  a pastor, an evangelist who was very anointed indeed, who started out with a very powerful witness in his life of humility and genuine love for others, a gift from Christ Himself.  I've know him for the past 22 years.   We stayed in contact over the years occasionally calling or writing.  Then about six years ago,  he began to travel with other evangelists around the US and in other countries who had a bigger name,  tele-evangelists that you would recognize their name.  Suddenly, this friend  began to talk different.  He began to talk of himself as though he had a throne right next to God the Father.  He began to " speak more highly of himself," as though everyone  else were way below his stature.  His ego grew beyond life.  He would go and speak by himself in large churches about humility and conviction of the Holy Spirit, all the while as he shrank more and more in humility, conviction of the Holy Spirit, thus loosing his anointing of the Holy Spirit as his own pride grew and grew.

​The end result was not good.  God will not be mocked,  that is true for all of us,  myself included!  Humility and conviction of the Holy Spirit in our lives is how we grow to know God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent to us!  When we replace the anointing of the Holy Spirit with our own pride, we begin to work for satan, not the Lord any longer.   I'm sure the Lord warned this preacher many times, but obviously he didn't listen.  His consequence was that he had a brain aneurism.  Could not talk for quite a while.  Now he can talk,  but he can not talk plainly.  He can not say any words that have an "R" in them.  It's sad to spend time with him,  his pride is still bigger than ever.  He is unteachable, will not listen to anything you say...but God continues to love him and has taken care of him even so.

​Beloved,  we are living in tumultuous times!  These are perilous days.  I have experienced demons daily harassing me and my wife like never before.  We must cover ourselves with the blood of Jesus for protection more than you even know.  We are all vulnerable to attacks by evil spirits and demons,  be not deceived!  Jesus tells us to watch out,  be not deceived in Matthew 24:4-14.  We are living in the last days!  Things will not get easier if you are hoping and thinking they will.  No, more difficult is the way, says the LORD!  If things are getting easier for you...watch out.  Guard your heart.  The penalty of sin is death.  We are all prone to sin,  but there is a sin that does lead to death and is very strong in the world today.  cover yourself with bible reading,  daily prayer, praying for others as God shows you who to pray for and what to pray for them.  Be a giver of Christ and not a taker.  If you find that you are taking and holding on with a death grip to anything,  you are in grave danger of falling away as this pastor has.  When pride becomes so strong that you believe you see the only true light and everyone else is in darkness,  you have fallen already back into the darkness of the enemies clutches, satan, that great serpent of old.  Look for the fruits of the spirit in your life.  " They will know you by your fruits,  your works." 

Is Jesus life and will still on your throne?   Can you still say without shame that Jesus Christ is the LORD of your life?  In Truth, are you obedient to the Holy Spirit in you?  Does God the Father still reign as your number one??​  Is humility and compassion a fruit that you embrace from the Lord?   Then you are living in Truth with God.  Eternal life is a reality for you if you can say in truth,  " I know God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent to me!"  You are truly blessed my brother and sister.  

Now go in Peace and Truth and serve the Lord.  There is very little time left until Jesus returns for you and those who Love Him.

Peace of Christ be with you...not as the world gives.

Mark

08/20/2017-LIVING IN PEACE DURING THESE END TIME DAYS CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY THE LEAST.  BECAUSE OF THE PERILOUS TIMES WE NOW LIVE IN,  WE TEND TO BECOME SELF ABSORBED BECAUSE OF OUR OWN EXPERIENCES WITH WORLD CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND US.  ( OTHER PEOPLE'S SIN OR EVEN OUR OWN SINFUL CIRCUMSTANCES CAN STEAL OUR CHRIST CENTERED LIFE,  OUR PEACE AND REST FROM US)

" COME TO ME,  all you who are weary and heavily 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."  Matthew 11:28, 29.

Today's devotional link from Oswalt Chambers, "My Utmost For His Highest," really speaks a treasure of Truth into my heart. 

I hope and pray that what Chambers shares today in his God the Holy Spirit anointed devotional will touch your heart in a very special way today with a Christ absorbed heart, too.  We are all effected by the weariness and heavy burdens the world is dishing out today.  We need the rest of Jesus in our lives now more than ever.

​I pray that God the Father,  through His mercy and grace in Christ Jesus,  fill us with His comfort, with The Holy Spirit to guide us through a day of rest, in gentleness and humility,  In Jesus name,  amen. 

May we draw close to the LORD today and worship Him for who and what He is.  May we  fully Thank the LORD,  giving The Almighty God of the whole universe Glory for opening our eyes to Jesus as our All in ALL.  There is no other god like Him.  Praise be to the LORD our God.  To know God, the one True God...

​" Eternal life is this:  To know the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent."  John 17:2.

Mark

08/19/2018-IN CHAPTER 22 OF REVELATION,  THE GREATEST PROCLAMATION OF HEAVEN IS MADE TO THE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST, SECOND ONLY TO OUR SALVATION IN ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST TO WORK IN US TO COVER FOR OUR MANY SINS.

" And behold,  I Am coming quickly and My reward is with Me,  to give to every one according to his work."  Revelation 22:12. NKJ

​This proclamation that Jesus is coming quickly does not set very well with many Christians today.  Why do you suppose this is so? 

For someChristians,  a remnant,  there is an excitement of Jesus second coming.  They are anxiously waiting and praying.  Praying that Jesus come quickly,  as Jesus has asked us to pray.  They have a Love of Christ that fills them with joy and Great expectation !

" 14)  Blessed are those who do His commandments,  that they may have the right to the tree of life,  and may enter through the gates into the city.  15) But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters,  and whoever loves and practices a lie."  Revelation 22:14, 15. NKJ

For the other Christians in name only,  whose love for Christ has grown lukewarm or cold even,  in truth, they have a love only for the world that they can't let go of.  Their desires are for the here and now and what the world still has to offer them in way of carnal pleasures and love of things such as retirement,  prideful living, eating " high on the hog " as though they were kings.  They want to see their worldly success played out,  their children married off,  their grandkids have babies, etc.  In actuality, they are poor,  wretched and blind.  We all know people like that and we must pray for them that God would bless them with His grace to open their eyes  so that they would experience the love of the truth when ever the Lord puts them on our hearts.

​I'm reminded right now about Christ's disciples who came to Jesus after He sent them out two by two to proclaim the gospel and cast out demons.  They said to Jesus later how surprised they were that even the demons obeyed them.  Then, Jesus said to them, " be not surprised at these things,  but that your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life." 

How important it is for us to keep our focus on Jesus as we pass through these end time days.

Mark

08/16/2017-OUR NEW LIFE IN CHRIST WILL BRING MANY JOYS,  MANY RICHES NEVER IMAGINED BEFORE.  YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME,  OUT OF THIS WORLD !  YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A NEW BIRTH IN YOUR BEING.  HERE'S THE THING,  THERE IS A CATCH...THIS NEW LIFE COMES AT A GREAT COST, AND WITH MANY SORROWS.  THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST DOES MEAN YOU WILL NEVER BE ALONE, THOUGH.  CHRIST WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, NOR FORSAKE YOU.  NO, NEVER !

" Let you conversation be without covetousness,  and,  be content with such things as ye have;  for He hath said,  "  I will never leave thee,  nor forsake thee."  Hebrews 13:5,  Deuteronomy 31:6,  Isaiah 41:10-13,  and Matthew 28:20.

If you have met Jesus Christ,  no one has to tell you what He is like.  When you witness His Greatness,  everything that you had thought about Him before evaporates as He transforms all your thinking in the twinkling of an eye. 

We do not meet Jesus Christ,  the Son of God,  Creator of the universe without being changed in some fashion or form.   Your change might have been ever so subtle or slight, or,  your change could have been so transforming,  so powerful that your eyes may have been opened for the very  first time in your life.  God the Son is LIFE.  Everything about Him is LIFE !

​The day I met Jesus Christ,  Jesus called out to me in an audible voice by name, " Mark,  would you like some help?"  I knew that I knew His voice at the way that He said my name.  But,  there was so much more that I would never have expected when I heard Jesus' voice.  There was something about His voice,  a powerful supernatural life stimulating voice screaming of LOVE which was just what my lonely for God ears needed to hear more than anything else in the universe. 

​When the Holy Bible describes God as Love,  you really need God the Holy Spirit to translate, to interpret this heavenly  word, LOVE, in your heart, because our little box in our brain does not compute what Love really means.

​" GOD IS LOVE"  1  John 4:8.  What God is,  is LOVE.  Love transcends beyond a feeling, much like rain is more than just one drop of moisture.  Here's a shadow of thought,  in just one drop of rain,  the rain waters the earth below bringing life to the dryness of death,  life to the reality of dying of thirst.  God is LOVE,  God is LIFE.  Without God's Supernatural nature of LOVE,  there would be no life.

​So, when we first experience Jesus Christ, we should experience His Supernatural Presence first.  In the presence of Christ is  the POWER of His Supernatural LOVE and LIFE.  His Love should cut right through every molecule, ever fiber of our body with His transforming presence of Love,  His presence of LIFE.  Jesus is Life.  "  I AM the LIFE." John 14:6.,  "  He is before all things,  and in Him ALL THINGS are held together."  Colossians 1:17.

​If this thought about Jesus Christ is something new for you,  I have a suggestion that might help you even more.  Go and read the entire 1st chapter of Colossians in the New Testament, slowly,  prayerfully and  methodically.  Meditate on the fact that Jesus Christ is the fullness of the image of what God our Father wants us to know about Himself.  Then pray... 

Begin by praying a prayer of thanksgiving to thank Jesus for the Life that He brings into our dry bones.   And, by thanking Jesus for being the creator of Light,  where He brings the light of Truth and lightens our world that was blinded by the bondage of the powers of darkness to set us free,  free indeed !    Jesus is the Way,  the Truth and the Life.  You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free,  free indeed.

​Today,  worship the Lord God Almighty in spirit and in Truth.  Let us be forever thankful when we pray by loving God our Father for bringing Love, Jesus into our lives.   Help us by your grace oh Heavenly Father,  to always love you first,  to put you first over all things in this world.  Then,  to love our neighbors with the love you have given us through Christ Jesus.  And finally,  by your grace,  lastly,  to only use and never love the things that You have blessed us with in this world...with all regard in that order.

​Blessed be the name of the Lord,

​Mark

08/15/2017-GOD THE FATHER AND GOD THE SON ARE ONE.  GOD THE SON INVITES US TO BE ONE WITH HIM, AS HE AND THE FATHER ARE ONE.  TO BE ONE WITH CHRIST,  WE MUST REMAIN IN HIM FROM HERE ON OUT.  YOU WILL FIND THAT THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF ETERNAL LIFE.  TRUSTING IN JESUS NOW FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE,  THE REST OF HIS STORY...

" IF  you abide in Me,  and IF  My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  By this My Father is glorified,  that you bear much fruit,  so you will be My disciples.  As the Father loved Me,  I also have loved you;  abide in My Love.  " IF  you keep My commandments,  you will abide in My love,  just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.  These things I have spoken to you,  that My Joy mayremain in you,  and that your joy may be full ! "   John 15:7 thru 11.

In John 15, we see two major choices that WE  must make to be followers of Christ.  One is to abide in Christ and the second is to remain in Christ.  The two are very similar, yet very different. 

To abide is to obey, to follow, to keep,  to hold,  to conform,  to adhere,  to stick to and uphold to.  To remain is to stay,  persist, stay around, endure, stay put and to continue to exist with.  Both abide and remain are choices we must make by our obedient efforts. 

SO,  that is why I have italicised the IF in John 15:7, 8.  There is always a condition on our part to choose to obey Christ,  to take action with Christ.  To choose to obey God the Holy Spirit is to make the right choice.  To choose to disobey the Holy Spirit is to grieve the Holy Spirit and displease God by disobedience of God's will for us.  We loose the chance to please God by doing His will.

So,  we must learn to mature IN Christ by abiding IN Christ.  By us abiding in Christ 24/7,  we become attached as one with Christ.  This is God's will for us.  This maturity is not easy, by the way.   It requires us to die to self,  take up our cross and follow Christ daily.  It is like being in the same bubble with Christ Jesus  all of the time.    To live throughout your entire day abiding IN Christ,  as in His bubble,  you remain attached to Jesus Christ.  We learn from Him.  We Remain in Him and abide in Him forever more.

By becoming one with Christ,  we can move on into the other things God has planned for us to  allow Christ to glorify the Father through us.  We become like a transparent vessel containing Christ the Lord to do His will,  not our own will all the time,  not just when we feel like it.  Jesus is the power within us doing the work to glorify our Heavenly Father.  Hallelujah!

​Mark

08/14/2017-WE EXPERIENCE GOD FOR WHOM HE TRULY IS WHEN WE SEEK HIM NOT FOR HIS BLESSINGS BUT WHEN WE SEEK HIM FOR TRUTH IN HIS PRESENCE.  THIS IS THE KEY TO SEEKING A VIBRANT,  LIVING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.  GOD IS MUCH GREATER THAN HIS GIFTS.  ASK HIM TO SHOW YOU...

" Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air,  and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven,  from the throne saying,  " It is done!"  And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings;  and there was a great earthquake,  such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth."  Revelation 16:17, 18.

To really know God,  we must experience His presence.  To experience His presence,  is to experience His power.  With God's presence, we should experience a True sense of righteous fear of the LORD,  in that He is really God and that we are not.  We are but dust,  dry bones with no life in us what so ever...without God's love in us,  we are but nothing. 

​We are really nothing without Jesus Christ in us, "for without Me you can do nothing."  John 15:5b.  The 15th chapter of the gospel of John is all about knowing that without Jesus, we have no life within us.  Not only us,  but all people in the whole world.  I think of how amazing God's patience is as He waits for just me to respond to His presence,  His greatness,  not to mention for you and the rest of the whole world to respond to Him too.

"  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 the dawn or the coming of the rains in early spring."   Hosea 6:3.

For years,  I have been hesitant to study the book of Revelation.  I had heard from many well meaning bible teachers over the past 47 years since I had started reading the bible to never try to read or understand the book of Revelation, that, " It is too complicated to really understand."  Maybe you have heard the same?

​That changed ten weeks ago.  I have been very blessed to have joined in a bible study on the Book of Revelation.  This is the first time I have been given the grace from God for the right to enjoy studying the Book of Revelation with a teacher who was confident in the revelations that he had received from the Lord to even teach the book of Revelation.  This is what God the Holy Spirit requires of us,  is to wait until everything is just right for us in our personal relationship with Him before He can reveal the Truth hidden in  the Book of Revelation that God wants us to know.

I believe that we are in the Last Days.  I believe that God our Father is pouring out the blessing of God the Holy Spirit upon all flesh, as in the latter rains of Joel 2:28.   Then,  as people respond to God's out pouring of the Holy Spirit and diligently seek God in their lives,  as the Holy Spirit is stimulating conviction in people's hearts of their sin,  God the Holy Spirit is moving in men's hearts to set them free from selfish spiritual bondage because of the Cross of Christ. 

We know that without the Holy Spirit, that to the world,  this Truth is total nonsense.   Do we give thanks to the LORD  for setting us free by the blood of Jesus Christ into knowing all these Truths?  Christ is the free gift from God that set's us free from the slavery of sin in the world.   He has always been, is and forever will be God's will in that we know Jesus Christ and the Power of God's Love in Christ unto righteousness toward eternal life in Him.  " And this is life eternal,  that they might know thee,  the only true God,  and Jesus Christ  whom thou hast sent."  John 17:3.

​I pray and hope that you might find a "good teacher" from God who can share the Book of Revelation with you .  We are in the days when we all need to know what God wants us to know about these end time days.

Blessings in Christ Jesus,

​Mark

08/13/2017-BUT YOU BROTHERS ARE NOT IN DARKNESS,  THAT THE DAY OF THE LORD WOULD OVERTAKE YOU LIKE A THIEF

" For you are all children of light,  children of the day.  We are not of the night or of the darkness.  So,  be on your guard,  not asleep like the others .  Stay alert and be clearheaded. "  1 Thessalonians 5:5.

When the Day of The Lord comes,  those people who have been faithful to the Lord,  His Children,  will not be caught unaware of that day.  That is Christ's promise to us.  However,  the people of the world will be caught unaware.  They have no relationship with our Triune God what so ever.  They have not kept God's word close to their heart, they do not believe in the word of the prophets of God for what's to come,  so they will be in total chaos when these things start happening that the Lord warned us all in His Word about and through the prophets  during these present End Time Days.

The signs and wonders in and of themselves should sober up the people of the world,  but because they do not know God,  these signs and wonders on the earth,  in the sky, in the sun and the moon, in the stars...they are all of no meaning to the " earth dwellers,  pleasure seekers, or as Jesus calls them,  the unrighteous. 

Jesus said, " have nothing to do with them."   Their day is soon coming if they continue to reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  But, their time is very short.   In fact, it has nearly run out.   The judgments for lawlessness have already began being poured out upon the world.  Sin in the world has all but overtaken the lost and confused earth dwellers with a curse of permanent darkness from the lawless one, Satan himself.  God  has given their lives over to a reprobate mind,  where they now dwell on the earth seeking all kinds of pleasure and unrighteous evil deeds with no sense of guilt,  sorrow or shame for their endless evil deeds, one right after the other.  They say, "they know God and love him,"  but God,  who knows all men's hearts,  says, " They lie,  I never knew them.  Depart from Me you evil doers."

But you who belong to God, His very children who know the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior and Lord,  you know that these present signs God has told you about in His Word have prepared you for a day such as today.

​Here is a clip from YouTube that show just some of those signs and wonders most  recently that point to the Last of Days before the Day of the Lord's soon eminent return.  

The Peace, Love and Joy of Jesus Christ be with you brothers and sisters.

​Mark

08/08/2017- AS THE LIGHTNING COMES FROM THE EAST AND FLASHES TO THE WEST,  SO ALSO WILL THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE

" Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven,  and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn,  and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."  Matthew 24:30.

The Day of the Lord is approaching the world like a great Tsunami.   I am reminded of the horrific videos shown over and over again of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake followed by the tsunami from Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar to the coast of Thailand that rose up to 30 feet, flooding the land and killing upwards of 280,000 people who's bodies were found and then washing many people out to sea, never to be seen ever again. 

I can't imagine the tribulation this event caused in the millions of people's lives who survived this tragic time, just one day after Christmas, a time of celebration for most Christians world wide.  I'm sure that the people who on that bright sunny day, sitting out on the warm beach in the sun on their beach lounge chairs were completely at ease when the 9.3 Mg. earthquake shook the ground.  

​Many thought nothing of this sudden earthquake in Thailand,  being use to many other earthquakes in the region many times before.  I believe that many of the people where the tsunami struck that day, didn't even feel the earthquake.   So,   when they saw the height of the wall of the sea water coming at them, It was as the "lightning coming from the East and flashing to the West."  It was like a thief in the night.

But, for some,  they heard a still, silent voice within them, telling them this was not like other earthquakes before.  I can imagine the deafening silence just after the earthquake there ,  mainly because I live in a part of Alaska where we have strong earthquakes quite often.  You don't get use to strong earthquakes.  There is always a deafening silence after a really big quake, not knowing if the earthquake will continue or not.

​The few people in Thailand who heard that still silent voice telling them to get to higher ground, survived that tsunami in 2004.  They were obedient to that still quiet voice,  regardless of what other people were doing or saying at the time.

TODAY is no different for those who hear God's still silent voice saying," there is danger coming soon to the whole world,  Get to higher ground."   That higher ground is the mountain of God,  under the shelter of the Most  High God,  where the Lord sends His angels to protect us.  Read Psalm 91. 

Pray and listen for God to speak to you in that still,  silent voice that only comes from our Most High God.  As Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:4., "  Do not be deceived in the last days."  Paul warns us too, "  Let no one deceive you by any means;  for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first and the man of sin is revealed....The coming of the lawless one is according to the work of Satan,  with all power, signs and lying wonders,  and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish,  because they did not receive the love of the TRUTH,  that they might be saved.  And for this reason,  God will send them strong delusion,  that they should believe the lie,  that they all may be condemned who did not believe the Truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness."  2  Thessalonians 2:3 thru 12.

08/07/2017-END TIME DAYS PROPHESIES FROM THE BIBLE MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

" Do not despise prophecies,  but test everything,  holding fast to what is good."  1  Thessalonians 5:20, 21.,  " Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets."  Amos 3:7

I hope that you are at this website today because you are taking the End Time Days seriously.  As born again Christ followers,  the Holy Spirit is pressing on us to not be caught unaware today.  There is so much going on today in the spirit realm and on the physical earth right now that involves us.   We must be aware that things are going on that concern us, listening to the Holy Spirit every moment of the day to know what to pray for or to the prophesies that tell us what to know is coming next.

​We are in very perilous times.  ( 2 Tim 3:1-5.)  Pray for Christians everywhere as persecutions increase and we are all being called to be a witness of Christ to the lost as the Day of the Lord is upon us, as we are getting closer and closer to the end.  I have more later today.  Be blessed in Christ Jesus.

08/06/2017-HOW DO WE KNOW  THAT THE WORD OF GOD IS FROM GOD AND IS TRUE

"  God's Word is living and powerful,  sharper than any  two edged sword,  piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,  and of joints and marrow,  and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."   Hebrews  4:12., " Sanctify them by Your Truth,  Father.  Your Word is Truth."  John 17:17.,  "  You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you Free,  Free indeed."  John 8:32.

From the beginning, Godhas always wanted people to know Him.  We see this in the first book in the bible, Genesis to the last book in the bible, Revelation. 

I like the acronym "BIBLE," Being - Informed - Before - Leaving - Earth.  No other religion has a book that claims to be Truth than the Holy Bible.  No other god except God the Father of all creation sent His Spirit Son into the world and claimed His Son to be the "Word" made flesh.  No other god claimed to speak the Truth, except Truth Himself,  Jesus Christ.  "I am the Way,  the Truth and the Life."  John 14:6.

​Most believers in Christ have already received the gift of the Holy Spirit into their hearts to live and dwell within them,  Romans 8:11, "  But  IF  the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,  He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."

​" But when He,  the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all Truth,  for He will not speak on His own initiative,  but whatever He hears from the Father,  He will speak and He will disclose to you what is to come."  John 16:13.

​Beloved in Christ.  Jesus warns  us that in the Last Days,  " Many will come in My name deceiving many." Matt.  24:5.,  " Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many."  Matt. 24:11.,  " Take heed that no one deceives you."  Matt. 24:4.

​If you have faith in God's Word to be Truth,  you have tremendous hope in the days  coming soon to the earth.  I was raised without faith in the bible.  The Holy Bible was taken at half value by the church I was raised in,  and still to this day, most of the leaders of this denomination do not believe that the Holy Bible was inspired by God for people of this generation.  This is extremely heart breaking.  This denomination is huge and it's one leader is leading those who believe in his word over the bible,  will be lead into full deception,  unprepared for what is coming in these very near End Time Days. 

God is making Himself known to those who seek Him with all of their heart.  They will be spared.  But,  those who continue to live carefree,  careless sinful lives, denying the truth of the Bible, the Living Word of Christ,  they will perish in a dark and miserable end with no hope for salvation if they continue to deny Christ in their lives.  Their path will be a path of endless tribulation and spiritual want, and their demons and bondage to sin and immoral living will be too great for them to let go of as they curse God for all of their troubles.

​The answer to a Sweet eternal life of Joy everlasting....give your life to Jesus.  Seek His comfort and salvation.  Come to Know the Living God, the only True God of Truth.  God has given us the Holy Scriptures as a manual of  right living that  is pleasing to Himself.  Only God's Word and conviction of God the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth can make possible an intimate relationship with the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. Nothing in this life can even come close to satisfying that need found in all of us...the need of only  Jesus Christ and His Love for all people everywhere to be with Him in the Kingdom of God forever.  Blessed be the Name of Jesus forever.

​Seek the Lord Jesus Christ today while there is still time.  Time IS running out.  This is True.

​Mark

8/05/2017-YOUR HEAVENLY PURPOSE IN THIS LIFE,  WHICH  DESIGNED BY GOD IS ULTIMATELY TO BE A BEARER OF ETERNAL FRUIT FOR OTHERS.  THAT HEAVENLY FRUIT WILL COME DIRECTLY FROM GOD THE FATHER,  THROUGH GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVING AND DWELLING IN YOU.  THAT  HEAVENLY FRUIT IS FOR  WHOMEVER  GOD INTENDS TO FEED HIS LOVE IN CHRIST THROUGH YOU.

" No longer do I call you servants,  for a servant does not know what his master is doing;  but I have called you friends,  for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you...These things I command you,  that you love one another...But when the Helper comes to you, whom I shall send to you from the Father,  the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father,  He will testify of Me."  John 15:15 through 27. ( go read all of these verses several times to get God's full meaning.)

Our purpose in this life has always been to know God.  To know God the Father,  God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  To experience this very important relationship of KNOWING God,  God requires us to die to self.  There is no other way to know God, period.  When we are successful in dying to self,  (which can only take place with the help of the Holy Spirit ), we then experience a very NEW THING in our lives, being " born again" into a NEW Heavenly realm that we could not know or experience before.  This is the process of being born again that Jesus lays out for us in the Gospel of John, chapters 14, 15, 16 and 17.  In these last days,  in order to understand where we are at in the time line of Christ's return,  it is very important, mandatory for you to understand the importantance of the Holy Spirit being active in us to be prepared for Christ's return soon and very soon.


08/03/2017-GOD CHOSE YOU TO BE HIS OWN,  YOU DIDN'T CHOOSE HIM

" You did not choose Me,  but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit,  and that your fruit should remain,  that whatever you ask the Father in My name He May give you. "   John 15:16.

This has been one of my all time greatest verses,  John 15:16.  In 1973,  I experienced the power of the Holy Spirit through the Written WORD of God like never before in my life for the very first time.  This verse took on a total different meaning.  It was the Revelation of God's Love to me.   It's like God the Father, our Heavenly Father, introduced Himself to me for the first time. 

God is so ALL MIGHTY,  SO ALL POWERFUL.  Our Heavenly Father is FAR greater than we can ever imagine.  When I received this Spirit of Truth, this revelation of Christ from the Father,  that  " I did not choose God to be in my life,  but that He revealed Himself to me," I was at a point in my young life where I was all  " By Myself."   When I thought things in the world couldn't get much better for me,  suddenly my life began to fall apart...the floor fell through from beneath me and the sky started crashing in on top of my selfish, self seeking life.  Everything that had meaning in this self life of mine,  suddenly had no meaning at all.

I was 22 years old and had just passed through one of the darkest times in my entire life just prior to God's revelation of Christ to me.  It was also one of the most prosperous times of my life, but I hadn't realized even that yet,  at the time.  What I had just experienced though was the loneliest time of my life.  I had just lost one of my best friends  and hit a great depression in life.  I was literally planning to take my life,  the depression had grown so strong.

​At the time, I lived in one of the most beautiful places on the planet,  Seattle Washington, USA.  I had everything going for me that one could wish for in this life...everything worldly that is.  I had met Jesus Christ three years before  this time when I had drowned in the Pacific Ocean, so I knew who Jesus was.  In fact,  at that time when I  drowned and I met Jesus, when He saved me from drowning, He told me the reason He saved me was because He had a purpose for me and I had not fulfilled it yet.  But,  He had also told me that my life was no longer mine to do my will, but my life belonged to Him to do His will.

​God had allowed me to gain everything worldly,  just so that I could loose it all for the Kingdom of God.  Now,  44 years later, I still look at John 15:16 as the turn around point in the life God gave me to be a man of faith rather than a worldly wise man.  These are two different people.  One pleases God, the other turns God's stomach. 

Be humble and KNOW that God is God and we are not.  We are His little children.  Keep our lives simple,  yet strong in the Lord.  Depend on God the Holy Spirit for all your wisdom and instruction .  God created us for a time such as this.  Keep waiting upon the LORD.  Pray continually.  Give thanks and worship the LORD without ceasing, for this is God's will concerning us  who are in Christ Jesus.  His Love endures forever for us. 

​Keep in the Word daily.  Wash yourself in the Word of God to stay pure and Holy.  Let Christ be your light in every situation, trust in Him and He shall bring all things to pass.  Love and encourage one another today.  Sing spiritual songs of praise and thanksgiving,  and wait upon the LORD.  Pray for God's will to be done in your life and in  the world and wait patiently for Christ to come.  Christ has prepared a heavenly place for you, amen!

Mark

08/02/2017-WE ARE EXPERIENCING THE DAYS OF REVELATION BEING FULFILLED EVEN TODAY !

" In the world,  (Today ),  you will experience tribulation,  but be of Good Cheer,  for I have overcome the world. "  John 16:33.

Why did God say, "  Love not the world? "   1 John2:15. The world ever since Adam sinned,  was meant for the flesh,   for the carnal man to love.  God our Father has always intended for us to Love God first in our lives,  more than any one or more than anything.  We are called, " The children of God."  We are the "called" mentioned in the writing of our last posted on 7/31. " We are called according to His purpose for us..."Romans 8:28.  What is God's purpose for you?  For me?

​Is not God's first purpose in life on earth for us to Know Him,  to know His great Love for us?  To know His great Love for us through His Son, God the Son?  This is the greatest Revelation of all,  that , " For God our Heavenly Father so Loved you and me that He gave His only begotten Son,  " Yeshua " in Hebrew, or Jesus Christ in Greek,  to the world so that anyone believing in the Son of God,  Jesus, and the sacrifice of God the Son for all of man's sins on the cross at Calvary.  And,  that by Jesus Christ's death and miraculous resurrection we are saved from eternal death into eternal life through Jesus Christ's resurrected life so that our called purpose is to be  with Christ in the New Heaven on the New Earth for all eternity.

​Through this act of faith,  which comes from God the Father,  we rejoice and share This REVELATION of Jesus Christ with the rest of the world as God gives us the grace and opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those He sends the Good News of Christ to.  This is our ultimate, miraculous and Powerful transforming purpose,  to bring glory to our God as Children of the Most High God,  through sharing the Way, the Truth and the Life in Jesus Christ.

Will this be easy?  No.  In the midst of the cloud of His glory, we will have tribulation.  Tribulation like never seen before on the face of the earth.  But, be of Good Cheer, with Christ,  all things are possible....

​Mark

07/31/2017-GOD CAUSES EVERYTHING TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD

​"God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. For those God foreknew He also PREDESTINED to be conformed to the image of His Son,  that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.  Moreover whom He did predestine, them He also called;  and whom He called,  them He also justified;  and whom He justified,  them He also glorified.

​What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us,  who is against us?  Since He did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all,  won't He also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for His own?  No one-for God Himself has given us right standing with Himself."  Romans 8:28 thru 33.

In these final days before Jesus Christ returns to the earth a second time, we really need to get our lives right  with God.  We need to have someone whom we can ask to help us hold ourselves accountable to.  No one is an island.  No one is a Lone Ranger.  " No prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation."  2 Peter 1:20.

​I know a man who seems to think that most Christians in general are wrong about their walk with the Lord except himself.  He feels that he doesn't need anyone to hold himself accountable to except God himself.  He doesn't really need anyone except himself.  This is a Christian man, a former pastor.  He really does need others.  He really needs other's prayers.  He has been deceived by the darkest of spirits and holds onto their convictions. 

I hope that if you know someone like that, that you might be able to help them.  Their path is a path of destruction if they don't repent and change their hearts.  The problem is they don't think anything is wrong with them, instead, everyone else is wrong.  

​It is a sad situation, but with pray and Love, there is hope for that type of  confused person.  

​This type of behavior is popping up more and more in the Christian church as spirits and demons are invading the church through people  who just start showing up, pretending they are born again Christians, yet do not produce any fruit of the Holy Spirit in their lives; The Fruits of the Spirit of God are Love,  joy,  peace,  forbearance, kindness,  goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self control.  Galatians 5:22-23.


07/29/2017-BE STILL. LISTEN. HEAR THE SPOKEN VOICE OF THE LORD

​" While Peter was saying this,  a cloud came and overshadowed them;  and they were fearful as they entered the cloud.  Then a voice came out of the cloud, saying,  "  This is My beloved Son.  Hear Him! "  Luke 9:34.

​Jesus singled out three of His closest followers,  Peter, James and John to accompany Him to a mountain.​   Jesus knew before hand what was going to take place on the mountain.  Luke says in Chapter 9 of his gospel of Jesus Christ that just prior to going up on the mountain,  Jesus had taught a very stern teaching of Truth.  He asked His disciples who they though that He was?  Peter answered quickly, "You are the Christ of God."

​Then Jesus told the disciples sharply, warning them,  " tell no one of this truth, that I am the Christ of God."  He later commanded them to, " deny  themselves,  take up their cross  and continue to follow Him."

​I find it interesting that of all of Jesus' disciples, He singled out only three to accompany Him to the mount of transfiguration.  Could the reason why Jesus only picked these three men be because they were the only disciples who really desired to follow Christ as Jesus had commanded, to "deny themselves and take up their cross daily?"

​God knows our hearts.  He knows who are really His and who are only interested in Him.  Could it have been that the only disciples following Jesus-Peter, James and John,  were the ONLY disciples who were totally sold out to Jesus as the " Son of God, "  at that time?  Are you sold out yet to the fact that Jesus Christ is God the Son?  Are you prepared to do anything that you HEAR Jesus command of you?  " Many are called,  but few are chosen."  Matthew 22:14.

​To be a True bride of Christ as Peter, James and John were, we must have a burning desire to Love Jesus with all of our heart.   We HAVE to be more than just interested in watching and being entertained by what Jesus is doing.  We must be totally sold out to dying to our own self interests,  our own self-made lives and being involved 100% with Jesus Christ with 100% of our lives to do His will and not our own will.  If we understand this principle  of total self denial,  if we are desperate to cling to Jesus,  THEN we have taken the first step to being a true follower of The Lord Jesus Christ.

​Where are you in this commitment with Jesus Christ,  the Lord of the Heavens and the earth?  Stop playing games with Jesus.  Jesus wants all of you.  Just a little here and a little there when ever its convenient to you is not going to get it.  You must be 100% in this fight to the end,  or not at all.  Plain and simple. 

If you are going to the mountain with Chirst,  you must be in 100%.  We are talking about fighting for the Kingdom of God in your life.  If you persist to play by your own rules, you loose.  Called or chosen?  Choose to be chosen and what ever Jesus asks of you to stay in the game,  because the game is only going to get more intense and only those totally committed  to Jesus Christ will endure to the end.  Are you totally in?   OK.  Be still and listen.  Know the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ and do what He tells you to do from here on out.  Here is a starter...begin to pray in all things your heart tells you to do to seek God's will BEFORE you do anything.

We are IN Heavenly realms when we are in Christ Jesus!

​Mark

07/28/2017-DO YOU TRUST THE LORD WITH YOUR WHOLE LIFE TODAY AND YOUR FUTURE

​"It is better to trust the LORD than to put confidence in people.  It is better to trust the LORD than to put confidence in princes."  2  Chronicles  18:31.

In these very Last Days that we are living in today,  IF YOU ARE A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN,  we are going to be put to the test like never before.  God is testing us to see how desperate we really are for the Kingdom of God and to do God's will to really trust and obey Him.

As Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, " Pray continually, never stop praying and pray without ceasing.  Be thankful in all circumstances,  for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Holy Spirit.  Do not treat prophecies with contempt nor scoff or despise prophecies. 

07/26/2017-  BE STILL...AND KNOW GOD

" Be still,  and know that I AM God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in ALL the earth."  Psalm 46:10.

Being still,  is still the only requirement in hearing God.  We MUST be still, quiet from all our business.  We need to be desperate to hear God's voice,  to repent from all the fury around us, from all the noise that keeps us IN DARKNESS of sin and from hearing the sweetness of our Creator God's voice calling out to us, calling out our name to " COME to Him,  just as we are.  He will tell us wonderful things that we have NEVER heard before. He will tell you that it has always been His will to forgive you of your many sins, to wash you clean as freshly fallen snow and make you His own,  through the Love and knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Read the gospel of John and allow Jesus to open your eyes to see for the first time just HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD !  

John 1:1,  Meet Jesus Christ,  The Word.  Blessings!

07/25/2017-HE WILL GLORIFY ME BY TELLING  YOU  WHATEVER HE RECEIVES FROM ME

​"Call to me and I willtellyou remarkable secrets you do not know,  about things to come."  Jeremiah 33:3.,  But when He, the Spirit of Truth comes,  He will guide you into all Truth.  He will not speak on His own;  He will speak only what He hears,  and He will tell you what is yet to come."  John 16:13.,  " He will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you."  John 16:14.  

In these End Time Days,  God wants us to hear from Him, to hear His voice.  YES, It is God's will that we hear the voice of the Living LORD.  

The opening verses are just three verses from the New and Old Testament that tell us God wants us to hear His voice.

Today,  there is a lot of confusion among not only Christian believers in Christ, ( true followers of Christ,) but among the unbelievers in Christ in the world,  those people who choose to reject Jesus Christ.  These godless people of the earth we will call, " Earth Dwellers."   There are also people who call themselves Christians, but don't really know why they call themselves Christians.  They have been compromised by satan at some point in their life,  blinded from understanding the Word of God, made to think and some to believe that God does not speak to His children any more.  This is a lie from the devil, who's intent is to steal, kill and destroy anything good from God's children sent by The Most High God the Father..

Just to clarify the difference between a True believer in Christ, or follower of Christ and the unbeliever and unrighteous of Christ, is that God the Holy Spirit living in one such person and not the other.  The True believer asked Jesus in Faith to baptize them with the gift of God the Holy Spirit in their life, to possess that person by their own choice to have God the Holy Spirit living and possessing them.  The Spirit of Truth,  another name for the Holy Spirit,  only lives in the True believer and follower of Christ who asks Christ for the Holy Spirit into their hearts.  If you haven't asked Jesus to baptize you in the Holy Spirit,  you can ask Jesus the Lord now!

Then the believer in Christ will bear witness of God the Holy Spirit in their lives.  You will soon experience the power of God the Holy Spirit in your  life in a number of  wonderful ways,  the most wonderful  presence in your life is through the fruit of the Holy ​Spirit in your life.  

If you do not hear the voice of God's Love for you,  if your prayers are not being answered,  maybe you are not the Christian you thought you were.  Pray for conviction of your heart to find out what God really wants of your life.  There may be a door way blocked by unrepented sin in your life that you need to know about.  Seek the Lord Jesus in an intimate relationship with you.  Ask Jesus for help and repent of any sin that the Holy Spirit brings to mind that is blocking your hearing from God.

Does water baptism bring on the baptism of the Holy Spirit also?  Is your Christian baptism a free ticket to eternal life with God in Heaven?

Baptism of John, (water) does not put the Holy Spirit in a person automatically, in one who wants to be a follower of Christ because someone tells them they should be a Christian.  The Holy Spirit only comes to the person who sincerely "asks" to be baptized in Christ, into their lives permanently,  asking  Jesus to baptize them in God the Holy Spirit.  Acts 19:2 thru 9.

 There is really no difference between the earth dwellers and people who say they are Christians, but don't have a clue of a relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in their lives.  Unfortunately, MANY people are only Christian in name only through family tradition or religious ritual,  having nothing to do with Holy Spirit conviction in one's heart.   According to Almighty God,  those people who are Christian in name only, are no different than the earth dwellers who do not believe in Jesus Christ.  If their life does not bare fruit of the Holy Spirit,  their fate will be the same as an unbeliever or ungodly earth dweller who rejects the good news of The Lord Jesus Christ,  rejecting Christ's eternal salvation for their spirit.

The Peace of Christ be with you.

Mark

07/24/2017-WHAT NO EYE HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE, GOD WILL HELP YOU TO SEE, IF YOU WILL LOVE HIM

​" What no eye has seen,  what no ear has heard,  and what no human mind has conceived...these are the  things that God has prepared to share with those who really love Him. " 1 Corinthians 2:9.

In 1 Corinthians Chapter  2,  Paul is talking to a people, a culture very much like our own modern culture of today.   He is encouraging  those who have put their trust in the LORD rather than in men.

Today's Western World,  which is influenced greatly by Christian ideology mixed with traditions and seducing spirits that satan has introduced into the Christian church centuries ago, has deceived the many so called Christians  of today with doctrines of demons that only the TRUE followers of Christ can discern by the power of the Holy Spirit living in them.  Remember who Jesus said are His True followers, " Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."  Luke 9:23,  Luke 14:27.  "Not all who say they know me really do,"  1 John 2:4.

We are a culture very similar to the Grecian culture that Paul met and was teaching in Corinth, Greece.  The people in Greece then believed in a form of religion that taught that there were many gods.  Their form of worship was idol worship, pagan practices and a very ungodly life styles similar to the lifestyles throughout the world today; self fulfilling,  prideful and worshiping of "Me, myself and I."

The Corinthians who came to know Jesus through Paul and his teachings were very much still influenced by their previous lifestyle of doctrines of demons.  Paul made it very clear that because of the thinking of  the Corinthian culture,  "No eye had seen, no ear had heard nor because of their pagan ungodly thinking, could they even conceive of the things that God had prepared to share with them.  It's really the same today in our modern technical world.  We have ALL been compromised and deceived by principalities and powers in high places ,  even in the Christian Church.

The focus in the Greek mythological ideology is more about the gratification of the "self made man" and the philosophical thinking of men,  rather than knowing a One True God and Jesus Christ whom God the Father sent to the world to save and sanctify the human population that had been deceived.

​Through the influence of fallen angels upon the earth dwellers, deceiving spirits have plagued the earth with so many false gods and pagan practices that no wonder the world is full of chaos and confusion from so many false religions and teachings.

​Lord, we pray for conviction of false teachings in our hearts and minds that have deceived us.  Help us repent of these false teachings and embrace God the Holy Spirit in our hearts for true Sanctification, in Jesus name, amen.

07/21/2017-KNOW THIS, AS OF TODAY, WE ARE LIVING IN PERILOUS TIMES

​" But know this,  that in The Last Days,  PERILOUS TIMES  will come..."  2 Tim. 3:1.

What do you know about,  " Perilous Times ? "  Many of us have already tasted what perilous times can mean,  but most of us have no clue what the Apostle Paul had been shown by God before writing this down,  " Perilous Times will come."

​In this technological world we live in today, ( July 21, 2017 ) in this modern civilization, ( and YOU who are accessing this website on your computers are in the middle of ALL this high tech world,)  you can not avoid what is coming next to your little world today. 

I say , " Your little world," with deep regret,  because we ALL will experience conviction in our hearts today and every day from here on out if we are Truthfully seeking an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ to guide us safely TODAY to the Kingdom of God.  We can only be saved today,  and day by day by a Pure and Holy God in these current days, one way or another.  God is having His Holy  way with US TODAY.  

According to God's will,  each day from here on out, we will either, " live in  Love with  the Spirit of Truth and be saved, or reject the Spirit of Truth and perish forever. "  2 Thessalonians 2:10.   What is Universal TRUTH?  Jesus said, " I AM the Way, the TRUTH and the Life."   Only Jesus Christ is Universal TRUTH.  We NEED to pray without ceasing, to die to self and walk alongside of Jesus Christ as He sanctifies us each day from here on out.

HE, the Great I AM will expose TRUTH  to all who will be saved,  whereby our little world,  our teeny tiny little bubble box of our own thinking will be exposed as nothing but lies from a huge  compromise from this world's evil  teachers and leaders who have been at the core of our learning process since day one.  This  " Common Core " false teaching  really started way long ago,  be not deceived. 

When these TRUTHS of ALMIGHTY GOD ARE FULLY REVEALED to us by the conviction of the Holy Spirit, ( The SPIRIT of TRUTH) God will open our eyes to see the light of TRUTH for the first time in our " BORN AGAIN " EYES.  

WE will see that the SPIRITUAL light most of us have seen, or claimed to have seen,  as we were taught was light, BUT, WAS NOT LIGHT AT ALL,  BUT DARKNESS.  We have  all been deceived by the Evil one Beloved,  Just as Jesus Christ said that we would be deceived in Matthew 24:4.

​Pray right now for Holy Spirit conviction to bring the Light of Christ into your heart and confess the sin and darkness that is in your heart.  Pray that Christ will wash you as clean as freshly fallen snow by the blood of His Cross. 

Pray that Christ  will show you how to Die to self and how He can make you become born again through the power of the Holy Spirit.   Now,  be really THANKFUL in your spirit,  I mean really thankful.  Let the JOY of the LORD be your strength!  Beloved, begin to follow Christ as a little child would follow their own Heavenly Father for the first time in trust and safety.

Mark

07/16/2017-WHO IS YOUR MOTHER, YOUR SISTER AND YOUR BROTHER?

​" Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."  Matthew 12:50.

​The questions that came to Jesus in chapter 12 of Matthew are all important.  In the last question to  Jesus,  Jesus made a very profound statement that shocked everyone near to Him. " Who is My mother and who are My brothers?" (verse 48)

​" As Jesus stretched forth His hand toward His disciples and declared, ' Here are My mother and My brothers!" 49)  " For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother."  (verse 50)

The point that Jesus was making here was a point of TRUTH.  It is the same question Jesus is answering today, in THESE LAST DAYS.  Who are the TRUE followers of Jesus Christ and what makes them TRUE followers of The Son of GOD?

​Skip ahead of all the questions in Chapter 12 where the Pharisees were planning to destroy Jesus and consider what kind of relationship Jesus had with His disciples and how He placed the value of "My TRUE brothers and sisters and mother are those who do the will of My Father in heaven." 

In  the Book of John 17,  Jesus talks about a change in relationship with His disciples with Himself and with God the Father.  This relationship goes very deep.  Deeper than the one with their own biological family of brothers and sisters.  

Are you there yet?  Is your relationship with Jesus and your heavenly Father so Deep yet?  Have you allowed God the Holy Spirit the right to speak to you and to listen to hear His voice?   What would God want to say to you besides how much He Loves you and cares for you?

In these last days, we can all sense in our spirit that time is quickly running out.  Because of modern technology,  we can see that for MANY, through the eye of the internet and all the world news events available to everyone all at the same time,  we can see that time has already run out.  MANY HAVE RUN OUT OF TIME ALREADY around the world,  especially in the middle East.   Personal conviction of sin by the Holy Spirit in our lives to cut off any sin that seperates us from the intimacy of walking alongside, walking with Jesus Christ, should be taking place right now in our lives.  None of us are exempt from sin being in our lives affecting us in one way or another.    Listen to God the Holy Spirit as He convicts you of sin in your life.  Sin is anything that keeps you separated from Christ,  from God's Pure and Holy presence.  The world is full of powerful deception and distractions right now.  " Satan knows His time is about to run out." Revelation 12:12.  " Even the ELECT will be deceived IF THE TIME WERE NOT SHORTENED."  Matthew 24:24.

​Read chapter 17 from the Book of John today.  Really meditate on each word Jesus has for you today to fill your lamp with oil from heaven.

​I pray today that the Lord Jesus will draw you close to Him today,  that Jesus reveal Himself to you in a Mighty way,  In Jesus name.

​Mark



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" No one comes to me unless the Father draws them."  John 6:44.

Beloved, you did not choose Christ for your life on your own.  God the Father chose you from before you were even born to be His very Special child.  He has nurtured you along with His grace and mercies to be present for such a day as we are in right now.  He chose you so that you would bear much fruit.

​​So, guard your heart.  Satan is prowling like a lion to devour you.  Be not deceived by his cunning tricks and schemes to destroy your calling as a child of The Most High God.  The Father's plans for you are great to make a difference in the world today.  To bear much fruit of Christ in your life so that others would see their need for Christ in their lives to gain access to Father God and His Kingdom.  Beware of the Kundalini spirit which is operating  through out the church today to compromise the Power of the Holy Spirit with the spirit of Lucifer.  The Kundalini spirit is present in the Christian church today with the sole purpose of causing a great falling away of Christ followers disguising himself in yoga and martial arts is just a couple of examples.

04/13/2017-POWER, POWER, WONDER WORKING POWER

​" And you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you."  Acts 1:8.

The power we receive from the Holy Spirit is not a gift of the Holy Spirit, it IS ​the Holy Spirit.  When we become serious about our relationship with Christ, dying completely to our sin in our lives, (dying to self ) we begin to experience the LIFE  of Christ IN US.  A completely different self awareness is experienced in our lives, namely, Jesus Christ in us, not our old fleshly self, sinful tendencies, but the newness of Christ's life in us.  What a difference.  We begin to see things completely different than before.  That's  what being born again is really all about.  What was not before, becomes what is today in Christ Jesus.  Amen.

​It's not about taking up self endulgences with a new perspective of Christ in us, it's about doing what Christ in us desires rather than our old self.

When we begin to see things in the Light of Christ in us, we begin to see what God's actual will is in all things around us.  So instead of asking God for this and that all the time,  we begin to see that through His GRACE we already have what we need bfore we can even ask.  " Thank God in all things,  give thanks in everything."  1 Thessalonians 5:17.

Be prepared to be tested, not by what you know,  but by what you don't know.  Then,  share your burden of uncertainty with the Holy Spirit and watch what God can do through you!

​The Peace of Christ be with you today.

Mark

04/11/2017-WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS ARE BREAKING NEWS TODAY​​

" You will hear of wars and rumors of wars,  but see to it that you are not alarmed.  Such things must happen,  but the end is still to come.   Nation will rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom.  There will be famines and earthquakes in many places.  All these are the beginning of birth pains."  Matthew 24:6-8.

" These are " ALL " ( verses 6 and 7 ) the beginning signs of birth pains of the "Last Days. "  We don't have to look very far to see Wars and Rumors of Wars around the globe,  for some are already in your own country where you see the physical wars and the physical destruction the wars cause in lives and loss of property.  It's horrible what war does to people's lives on both sides. 

Nation against nation:  North Korea against South Korea.  Israel and Palestine.  The United States and Syria Both sides feel they have good reason to war against each other,  to the death if need be, in all these wars and rumors of wars.

​Kingdom against kingdom:  The Kingdom of God VS the kingdom of darkness.  The Kingdom of Heaven VS the Kingdom on earth.  There is a definite war going on right now in the spirit realm between the powers of darkness, ie., the kingdom of Satan, bondage,  suffering and death,  and the Kingdom of God: Life, freedom, blessings of God's presence of power to give light and life to all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

​Also, we see in the world news what the vast number of earth quakes are doing all over the world.  There are now earthquakes in places where earthquakes have never been before.  Two places last week that had never had earthquakes before were in South Africa and Botswana.  They experienced earthquakes of 6.0 and 6.5 respectively. 

Famine has hit an all time high in Africa with 19 countries in northern and central Africa are experiencing  sever drought.  In three of those countries, Somalia, Sudan, and Kenya, relief is so desperately needed right now TODAY,  or millions of people will loose their lives in the next couple of weeks, it is that bad the news is saying.  In those three countries plus Yemen, relief has been turned back repeatedly by warring Islamic terrorists without mercy to the tens of thousands of starving people each day.

​These are just a few of the world wide birth pains of these last days.  Those and more painful birth pains are screaming out all over the world everywhere today for the Coming of Christ to be soon and very soon.  You see it in unjust persecutions of Christians every where, including the United States.  You see it in the sexual revolution of the young people in sex trafficking.  You see the pain in nature and in the poor stewardship of our natural resources.  You see the pain in the great falling away of souls from fellowship with their creator God.  The birth pains that hurt the most are the injustices that politics have created by corrupt politicians and political parties throughout the world who are seeking their own selfish gain at the expense of tens of thousands,  even millions of innocent others freedom. 

​The world is the battle field RIGHT NOW, like never before.  Everything prophesied that would take place  IS taking place leading up to Jesus Second Coming already today.  The battle boils down now to Good  Vs Evil. 

I'm amazed how many people in the world this day do not WANT TO watch the news, especially the world news.  They do not want to be bothered or troubled by any distractions that would take the focus off themselves.  Most So called Christians today could care less about what is happening outside their little ME ME,  MY MY bubble. 

A VISION OF THE GREAT FALLING AWAY

I'm going to share a vision of what God showed me a few years ago,  that  most Christians in the last days would appear to be like.

"  The Lord took me in a vision up into the sky.  We went up to where the earth looked like a map, or a globe below us.  Then the Lord said, look over there, as he pointed away from us.  I looked and saw what looked like a stream of sand pouring endlessly out of the open sky to the earth below.  Jesus now said, " Look closer."  So I did.  I then could see clearly tens of thousands of people, maybe millions of people falling to the earth below where the sand was before.  They were falling as in a stream of people from the sky into a huge black hole in the earth below.  Jesus then said, " Look even closer still."  I looked even closer still and could see the people's faces.  They had their teeth gritted.  They were complaining loudly to each other.  You could tell that they were all full of hatred.  They were pushing each other and hitting each other as they fell toward the black hole below them, the hole swallowing up all of the people.

So I said to the Lord, " Who are all those people?"  Jesus said, "  They are all Christians who loved me once,  but now they love themselves more and they loved the world more than the Kingdom of God.  They use to be givers of all they had, but now they only take and keep everything to themselves.  They use to say that they loved me,  but now when they say that they love me,  they lie." 

​" So what is going to happen with them,"  I asked Jesus?  Jesus said, "  They have sealed their own destruction to be cast out into outer darkness, for I know them not."  Hebrews 10: 26 thru 39.

​Beloved in Christ,  we are living in very serious times.  Check your heart to see if there is any unholy root of evil in you.  Repent and cast out any unfamiliar spirit with the authority and power of Jesus Christ's name and by the cleansing strength of His precious blood, amen.

​Then, pray for direction in your life to do the will of God the Father through Christ in you until Jesus comes in His glory in the very,  very near future.   If you really, REALLY love your children,  tell them,  " Soon and very soon, we are going to see the Lord...!"  Share the vision I just shared with you and tell them hell is for real.  You don't want to spend eternity in hell,  REALLY !"

" It will be as in the days of Noah ALL OVER AGAIN."  Matthew 24:37,  Luke  17:26.

​May the Peace and Love of Jesus Christ be with you as you are lifted up into Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus, Amen!


04/09/2017-THE HOLY GHOST WILL COME WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH

" The angel answered,  " The Holy Spirit will come on you,  and the power of the Most High will over shadow you."  Luke1:35

​And Jesus said, " But verily I say to you,  it is for your good that I am going away.  Unless I go away,  the Advocate, ( Holy Spirit ) will not come to you;  but, if I go,  I will send Him to you. "  John 16:7.  And, " Jesus replied, "My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them."  John 14:23.

Isn't it interesting that Just the verse before this powerful truth to the followers of Christ,  verse 22 states, " Then Judas ( not Judas Iscariot who would betray Christ )  said, " But, Lord,  why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?"

​God the Father has a plan for the whole world.  We don't know the plan fully,  no one knows the mind of God.  However, God does tell us that God the Holy Spirit does tell us all we need to know in John 16:26.  It IS GOD'S WILL THAT WE SHOULD EXPERIENCE THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.  In  1 Corinthians 2:9-13 Paul talks about the Holy Spirit opening up the truths of the bible to us as we diligently seek Him.

​In Acts 19:2,  Paul rebukes the church in Ephesus for only offering the baptism of John, (of water,)  to the Christians there.   When Paul asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit, they said, " We have not even heard of this Holy Spirit."

​I can understand why some churches back then "might" have not taught everything we know today found in the bible since they didn't have a bible back then...but Paul was quite upset that the church had not preached the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Paul then, wasting no time,  placed his hands on the people and  the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied."  Acts19:6

​Acts is a book written about how the church was organized back in the beginning of the Christian church.  Everything was intended for all churches everywhere and still is today in many churches.  However, over the years, most of the Christian churches today have been compromised by the enemy of the church, Satan,much like Ephesus was back when Paul laid hands on the people and they received the Holy Spirit in them. 

​Beloved, the enemy of the church today is still Satan.  He has been allowed to worm his way into most churches through the love of the world and the watering down of the Word of God that most churches preach in one way or another today.  The most powerful weapon that God has given us personally  IS God the Holy Spirit in us today.  Satan does not want you to know that you have power to defuse him through the power of prayer,  prayer in tongues and prophesy to speak life into other fellow believers who are struggling with sin in their lives.   We are in the last days beloved.  Satan knows his time is very short. I pray that you will open yourself to study the Word for enlightenment of just why Father God and Jesus want us to be baptised in  God the Holy Spirit.   God the Holy Spirit will equip you and your body of believers in Christ with all you need to be powerful warriors in God's Kingdom Army in these last days.

​I Pray that God the Holy Spirit will lead you to Christ Believers who use all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to strengthen one another in Love and fellowship with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in each other as Christ would have us to do in these end time days until He comes again very soon.  The baptism of the Holy Spirit is normally be done through the laying on of hands as the Apostle Paul instructed us to do, " Praying for the transference of God the Holy Spirit from one believer of Christ whom has been baptized in the Holy Spirit, to the next believer desiring the Holy Spirit in their lives forever, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  It's that simple.  Jesus said, " I will be in you...and not leave you as orphans..." John 14:17,18.

 What refreshing Love from God the Father and Jesus Christ.  To come to us and make their home in us.  " The Kingdom of God is among us."  Luke 17:21.

​May the Peace and Joy of the Kingdom of God be always with you through Christ our Lord amen. 

Blessings in Heavenly Realms through Christ Jesus today!

​Mark

04/06/2017-THE END WILL COME SWIFTLY,  LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

" 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, 13)  but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved."  Matthew 24:11-13.

WOW!  On the chronological order of  End Time Day events, according to Jesus' list,  in real time,  we are somewhere around verse 11 and verse 14, which IS the second coming of Christ.

Let's just touch on what we have recently gone through in my generation since 1951.  

1)  " and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people."  Without getting into naming every false prophet out there,  we know that any teachers of the Word of God must adhere to the letter of the word, fundamental teachings including EVERY WORD of the bible as truth and inspired by God the Holy Spirit to men writing what they heard from God the Holy Spirit.  Any teachers that disagree with any or the entire Word of God are false teachers of Christianity, not to mention the tens of thousands of false teachers over the past 2,000+ years who have discredited fundamental theology of the Bible.

And, we have so many border line Christian groups who don't even catagorize themselves as Christians,  but use many of Christ's teachings to promote their faith as a "Good godly" faith, not to mention the pagan faiths and idol worshipers who miss guide people off the straight and narrow path/road leading to Heaven.

So, we are talking about many, many false prophets over the ages that have deceived many people and continue to deceive many, many people.  It would be safe then to say that we have passed this milestone of the chronological order of events before Christ returns the second time to earth.  So verse 11 is behind us and currently still taking place.

2)  "Because of the increase in wickedness,  the love of most will grow cold, verse 12."  Let's see,  "Increase in wickedness."  You don't have to look far to see the dramatic increase in wickedness around the world.  Let's just take the good Ol' USA for starters:  Hollywood is my headliner for all kinds of wickedness from movies to weekly TV programing and TV commercials.  Porn movies, violent to extreme violent movies, commercials using sex to sell products and merchandise all come out of Hollywood.  

Other forms of wickedness in the world are so numerous to even mention them all, but keeping mind, as I list the wickedness of the world, God's grace abounds over the wickedness all the more.  There is no comparison between God's Grace and the wickedness of the world, Gory to God.  Some of the other wickedness in the world are abortions, sex trafficing, slavery, terrorism, drug market, gambling, and the like.  The less talked about as wickedness is hatreds, abuse, obesity, laziness, thefts, poor stewardship of all the natural resources in the world, just to name just a few.  So, we can pretty much say we have passed this chronological milestone of events Jesus said to " watch for" before the end time/last day.  " The love of most will grow cold."

3)  "The Love of MOST will grow cold."  I believe Jesus Christ was talking about the religious and Christians of the time of Jesus return being close.  The love of Most will grow cold is happening right now!  Instead of unity in America, we have extreme hatred among people groups of all kinds in America.  We have division among the rich. We see this in politics.  We have division among the poor, those who want jobs and those who refuse to work.  One in five able bodied people who can work in America today refuse to work.  43 million are on welfare.

We have division among Christian Churches of the same denomination,  not to mention the division among different doctrinal denominations of Christians and their faiths.  We have division of races, sexes,and ethnic origins.  We have a huge division in agreement in our law making and interpretation of the basic laws.  This all is  leading us to the love of Most growing cold.  The biggest fault in Most people's Love growing cold is the failure to Love our enemies and to pray for them for reconciliation.  Most Christians today still hate their enemies.  Jesus said, "If you love me, do as I command you to do.  Jesus commands us to love our enemies and to pray for them.

We must be getting very close to the end beloved.  The rest of the events Jesus mentioned are "just a matter of time."  They are already in the works.  " Those who endure to the end will be saved."  and  
​verse 14, " And the gospel of the Good News will be preached to the four corners of the earth."  We are already doing both events right now!

What we are not doing is praying fervently, with a desperate need, " Come Lord Jesus Come,"  as Jesus asked us to do.  That's all that is keeping Jesus from coming back the second time.

So, the two biggest things I see happening that are keeping Jesus from returning to the earth any day soon is,  1)  Not Loving our enemies and praying for them and lending to them, and 2)  Praying for Jesus Christ to come quickly.  Both issues include prayer.  Are we praying enough these two prayers?  Watch out.  If we do pray these two prayers, we could see Jesus return much, much quicker.

Peace and Love of Christ be with you in Heavenly Realms today,

​Mark


04/05/2017-COME TO ME AND DRINK

"  On the last and greatest day of the festival,  Jesus stood up and said in a loud voice,  " Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink ! " John 7:37

Just DO it... give Jesus your ALL and learn from Him.  He will refresh your  life beyond your greatest expectations.

04/04/2017-UNANSWERED PRAYER  VS  ANSWERED PRAYER- A HEART ISSUE

" Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,  but the Lord weighs the heart."  Proverbs 21:2.  "  The heart is deceitful above all things,  and desperately wicked/sick;  who can understand it?  I the Lord search the heart and test the mind,  to give every man according to his ways,  according to the fruit of his deeds."  Jeremiah 17:9-10."  "You know what is in everyone's heart.  So from your home in heaven answer their prayers,  according to the way they live and  what is in their hearts." 1  Kings 8:39.  

And finally, the hope we have all been waiting for:  Drum roll please..."Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."  Psalm 51:10.  YES ​​!  " Unless the Lord is the builder,  those who labor, labor in vein."  Psalm  127:1.

" Is not the Lord the author and finisher of our faith also? "  Hebrews 12:2. 

So, if we put psalm 127:1 and Hebrews 12:2, together with Psalm 51:10,  we clearly see that what we really need is a heart transplant to get rid of our stony sinful natured heart, amen.  "Create in me a NEW pure heart, O God."

​So here is one case where we need to stop trying to change our lives and allow our Heavenly Father,  Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to step in and do their "SUPERNATURAL" work inside of us, to change the desires of our heart by putting the heart of Christ in place of our old sinful stony heart.

Only God can change our heart and our way of thinking, but we need to submit to Him as our  "Great physician, Our heart surgeon."  Before  God can use us the way He would like to,  as His sons and daughters,  we need desperately a NEW heart transplant.  " Put on the mind  (heart) of Christ."  ( 1 Corinthians 2:16 )   We need to ask God the Father for that NEW heart, which comes from his storehouse of Good things in Heaven.  " "All good things come from heaven above." James 1:17.

May the Peace of Christ, which surpasses all understanding be with you in your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus our Lord, in Jesus name,  Amen.

​Mark

04/02/2017- DOES THE BATTLE BELONG TO THE LORD

" OUR struggle is not against flesh and blood. " Ephesians 6:12.,  "Put on the full armor of God."  Ephesians 6:11.,  Therefore, ( YOU ) put on the full armor of God,  so that when the day of evil comes,  YOU may be able to stand YOUR ground,  and after YOU have done everything to stand.  Stand firm then,  with the belt of truth buckled around YOUR waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with YOUR feet fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, ( YOU ) take up the shield of faith,  with which YOU can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  YOU take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,  which is the Word of God.  And YOU pray in the Spirit on ALL occasions with ALL kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind,  YOU be alert and ALWAYS keep on praying for ALL THE SAINTS EVERYWHERE! "  Ephesians 6:10 thru 18. Memorize this scripture, Please.  By doing his,  YOU will eliminate a lot of grief in your life.  Most of us are waiting for God to win all of our battles for us.  That's not God's plan.  He has already empowered us,  given us the authority we have with Christ, in us, to FIGHT the battles with the power of the Holy Spirit to win ALL of the battles for us.  "We are more than conquerors through Christ  who loved us."  Romans 8:37.

The Victory we have is being a carrier of the Holy Spirit.  " Where the Spirit of the Lord is,  there is victory,  there is freedom!"  2 Corinthians 3:17.  Jesus said, " You who believe in me will do the works which I have done and even greater things than these,  because I am going to the Father."  John 14:12

​So Beloved in Christ, If you have been waiting for the Lord and His angels to fight all your battles for you and you are wondering why you don't seem to be getting ahead,  maybe now you might see things a little differently, seeing God's Word says God depends on YOU to fight the battles!  

A FINAL SCRIPTURE to help you to build your spiritual confidence in what God the Father has already put in you is from 2nd Corinthians 10:4, 5.  "The weapons WE fight with ARE NOT CARNAL,  not the weapons the world would fight with.  On the contrary,  the weapons God has already given us have divine power to demolish strongholds. With these weapons we demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,  and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ and His perfect will."  

We are most definitely in the last days Beloved in Christ.  We are all called to be SPIRITUAL WARRIORS WITH CHRIST TO THE VERY LAST DAY.  Fight today while there is still time by praying desperately for your loved one's salvation,  fight for your neighbor's salvation and don't forget to fight for your enemies salvation, for this is God's will for you who are in Christ Jesus.  You may be the only one God is asking to pray for your enemies today.  Jesus is relying on you to fight with all your strength, body, soul and spirit.

Be blessed with Christ Jesus today in Heavenly Realms.

​Mark

04/01/2017-WHERE DO YOUR THOUGHTS ORIGINATE

" We demolish, destroy every proud  obstacle, argument, pretension that keeps people from knowing God, which sets itself up against the knowledge of God.   We capture,  pause and take captive every thought to make it, to keep it obedient to Christ. We capture our rebellious thoughts and teach them to be obedient to Christ."  2  Corinthians 10:5.  " Do not conform to the behavior and to the patter of this world,  the customs of this world,  but rather let God TRANSFORM the way you think, be transformed by God,  for the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will is."  Romans 12:2.  and " Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,  whatsoever things are honest,  whatsoever things are just,  whatsoever things are pure,  whatsoever things are lovely,  whatsoever things are of good report,  if there  be any virtue, and if there be any praise,  THINK  on these things."  Philippians 4:8.

The battle between good and evil goes on all around us.  The battle is between satan,  the prince of this world ( John 14:30 )  and the children of God.  The battle is not between the people of the world ( 1 John 4:4, 5, 6. )  but of those of us who belong to God. The Book (Gospel) of John 17.

"Those who are  of the world, from the world, speak from the viewpoint of the world,  and the world listens to them.  But we belong to God,  and those who know God listen to us.  If they do not belong to God,  they do not listen to us.  That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception." 1 John 4:5, 6.  "

I have manifested Your name to the men whom you gave Me out of the world;  they were yours and you gave them to me,  and they have kept your Word.  Now they have come to  know that everything you have given Me is from you,  for the words which you gave Me I have given to them;  and they received them and truly understood  that I came forth from You,  and they believed that you sent Me.  I ask on their behalf;  I do not ask on behalf of the world,  but of those whom you have given Me."  John 17:6-10.

So,  beloved in Christ, the battle going on RIGHT NOW in the world and heavenlies is strictly for the children of God who  ALREADY  BELONG TO CHRIST.   We who belong to Jesus Christ, Yeshua Messiah, are the ones Satan and all his evil influences are out to rip the children belonging to Christ, right out of his hands with deception, compromise and lukewarm devotion to Christ the Lord.  Nothing can separate us from Christ Jesus, (Romans 8:31-39)  except of our own choosing to separate from Christ of our OWN WILL and leave behind an eternal life in heaven with Christ and all the saints who endured to the end with Christ through this battle with evil and Satan, but instead have given into the lies of satan in exchange for a life of sin and pleasure of sin right nowwith the cost of sin and pleasure of sin being of eternal hell and damnation in the lake of fire on Judgement Day.  We always make the choice,  we choose today, heaven or hell.  I choose to serve the Lord.  How about you?

Blessings in Christ Jesus in Heavenly Realms forever, ( Ephesians 2:6)

​Mark

03/30/2017-ARE YOU PRAYING WITHOUT CEASING,  PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT ALWAYS

" Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing,  give thanks in all circumstances,  for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.  "  And pray in the Spirit on ALL OCCASIONS with all kinds of prayer and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people." Ephesians 6:18

​This is a lot for today!  Our assignment for today, first read the link to Utmost for today, then meditate on these two verses until Holy Spirit gives you revelation as to Just what He means by PRAY ALWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.

​Mark

03/29/2017-Our first choice Should Always BE TO TURN OUR EYES UPON JESUS

" Fixing our eyes upon Jesus, who is the champion  who initiates and perfects our faith.  Because of the joy awaiting Him,  He endured the cross,  disregarding it's shame.  Now He is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne."  Hebrews 12:2,3.

In these End Times,  we NEED Jesus even more than ever, ALWAYS, all of the time.  He is our everything!  What Jesus did for us, suffering the whole punishment for our sins, being whipped, crowned with thorns, carrying that heavy cross up hill after being tortured and loosing all that blood, then being nailed hands and feet to the cross and erected up with gravity pulling Him against the nails toward the ground, "What Pain Jesus endured for us"...all for our freedom.  What Abundant Agape,  unconditional LOVE Jesus demonstrated for us, while we were yet sinners!  THANK YOU JESUS. 

We didn't deserve any of Jesus' suffering for our freedom.  We should have deserved our just punishment in hell, forever. 

We can do NOTHING APART FROM CHRIST, "NOTHING! "  We should be joined at the hip with Christ from here on out, for the rest of our days on earth, in our spiritual walk with Jesus every day.   Are you that committed to Jesus today?  Jesus said,"  I AM the ONLY Way.  I AM the ONLY GATE that leads to eternal life."  NOW, " if " you are COMMITTED, "IF" you are desperate to fully have Jesus in your life, Proclaim the Good News to the entire world OUT LOUD,  what Jesus Christ means to you and means to others who don't know or have Him yet.

​Jesus has given us ALL Authority to do what He has done,  and even greater things.  Luke 10:19, Matthew 28:18.  "  And these  signs will follow those who believe.  In my name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues,  they will take up serpents and if they drink anything deadly,  it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick,  and they will be healed."  Mark 16:17, 18. " And these signs will FOLLOW THEM."  Are these signs following you?  Who is holding back?  God or you?  Jesus said," You will do what I have done and even Greater things...IF you believe in ME." 

So, who is holding back?  Ask Jesus today,  " am I the one holding back from being connected to your vine?  Am I a branch of the hand of the Most High God?  Lord, am I desperate for you?  I need your Amazing Grace Lord.​  Here is an example of what happened to men who were simply unconnected from the vine of Christ:

In the book of ACTS 19:15, "the evil spirit answered the sons of Sceva, (a Jewish chief priest) who were casting out spirits, " Jesus I know, and Paul I know about,  but who are you?" " Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them ( the sons of Sceva) all and beat the snot out of them as they ran out of the house naked and bleeding."  Acts 19:15,16.

​Beloved in Christ,  our most important task as born again Christians, Christ Believers, begins when we are obedient to Jesus Christ.  "Apart from me " YOU CAN DO NOTHING.

​When we make the choice to die to self, really DIE,  we give up our life's God given RIGHTS for Jesus Love,  then nothing can block our vision,  our view of where Jesus Christ is at any given moment is by our side.  We are always at His side by our choice.

​Today, make the choice if you haven't already, less of me (die to self) and more of Jesus, no ALL of Jesus.  I must decrease,  Jesus must increase to over flowing.

Blessings today in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus,

​Mark

03/28/2017-COME UP HERE AND I WILL SHOW YOU THINGS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE

"Then as I looked,,  I saw a door standing open in heaven,  and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast.  The voice said, " Come up here and I will show you what must happen after this. "  Revelation 4:1.

God has so much to show us about ourselves and " The Days " we are in right now.  God shows us these things through God the Holy Spirit and through His Word, the Holy Scriptures.  The Holy Spirit and THE WORD of God ALWAYS agree with each other.  Read My Utmost for yesterday link and meditate on what God is saying to us. 

​Yesterday I shared a personal testimony given to me to show the importance of recognizing your true enemy the devil, Satan and Lucifer.  Knowing that the days we are in Biblically and spiritually, being that of the very last days.  We should know also that, "Satan knows his time is short, "  (Revelation 12:12.) which means the powers of darkness are working overtime to bring about as much destruction in the world as they can possibly muster up.

We also know that even though evil abounds on the earth  ( We see it in all the world's current events from global weather events, Wars and rumors of wars, in the world wide spread of epidemic proportion of sexual immorality, famine and pestilences, abortion killings of tens of millions of unborn human beings world wide.  And, what about the ghastly decline of Godly worship of the One and Only True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.  Christian church membership is declining OFF THE CHARTS!  But,  Grace is abounding all the more.  That is where Jesus comes in and we are all called to take up our cross and do our part in bringing about the promise of Christ to come a second time for His Bride,  His faithful church and take God's children with Him to Heaven, the Kingdom of God forever.  That's our hearts focus, not for just us but for as many of the people in the world as God desires to know Him.  It is God's will that none should perish, but that all should be saved for eternal life.  We are called to the Last Battle.  A battle on our knees and  fighting with Christ's authority from the Cross of Calvary and God's Love to equip us into Victory Eternal,  Amen.

One big problem right now.  The Church of Christ that was set up to train up and raise up Christian Warriors,  most don't want Jesus to come any time soon.  They want to enjoy a prosperous life here on earth with all the worldly things they can get their hands on.  They have forgotten their first love,  Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.

Now, unrepented sins of the world are blanketing the earth with a darkness never before experienced.  Besides the obvious sins, ie, murder,  stealing and destroying,  the cover of evil spirits and demons on the earth right now is so wide spread, roaming the earth and the upper heavens in the trillions to battle God's people and God's angels coming down to earth to fight for us.

Just this evening, I was outside and the Lord said to me,  "Look up into the skies Mark."  I looked up and could see a patch of brilliant blue sky just straight above me through the creamy puffs of clouds blanketing the sky all around us.  Then I heard the Lord say," Look closer at the deep blue portion of the sky."  I looked very close at the deep blue, and then I saw an incredible sight.  I saw a swarm of billions of white orbs, which seemed to be in the billions in number, swarming like bees just buzzing in circles as though waiting for orders to swarm down on someone  with their toxic evil arrows/darts to attack one of us.

​Many people might think this is crazy talk, but it's not.  Apostle Paul talks about needing the shield of faith to ward off, extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.  Ephesians 6:16.  Beloved, Spiritual Warfare is seriously REAL, no mistaking.  We are all called to participate as Warriors of the Most High God.  This is one area the church has really gotten wrong in the recent past.   More on Spiritual warfare coming tomorrow...Knowing your enemies, curses and hidden sources of Trouble in the Christian's life.  Mostly ignorance of the Word and how to be mature Christians using Christ's Authority.  See you later.

​Blessings today in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus

​Mark

03/27/2017-WHERE EVIL ABOUNDS, GRACE ABOUNDS EVEN MORE

" God's law was given so that all people could see how sinful they really were.  But as people sinned more and more,  God's wonderful grace became more abundant."  Romans 5:20

" When I was the age of 15,  a classmate and friend of mine,  I will call him Steven,  we discovered the Ouija board.  It was a pretty common game found in the game section of the toy section in department stores everywhere.  Steven had gotten the Ouija board for Christmas from his parents as a game.

Yes, check it out, in the United States, you will still find the Ouija board at the eye level of kids in the game section of most department stores, right next to UNO and Monopoly.  Ouija board is a popular game recommended for kids 9 and older, especially around Christmas time.

​The Ouija board game seems harmless in and of it's self,  however, the board game is just ONE gate, one doorway that leads innocent people into the realm of darkness, into an evil spiritual realm never meant for God's children to see or experience the power of the Dark Side.  Very Satanic- A "Familiar" spirit talks with you and a partner.  It takes two to play Ouija.  You use a board that has the alphabet and numbers on it.  Using a demonic instrument that you hold together that has a pointer on it,  you ask the spirit of "Ouija" questions and the instrument the two people are holding onto the board on it's own, moves around the board spelling out answers to your questions.

​About that same time in my life, I also discovered  Astrology, horoscope readings.  It was also another harmless thing many young and old people alike enjoyed reading daily,  found in ALL of the daily local news papers.  It was easy to figure out,  everyone is born a specific date, month,  so you calculate your date of birth on the Zodiac chart to find out what "Sign" you are and read your "Horoscope" prediction for that specific day.  You could determine what was going to happen to you in that day from as early as 6 or 7 AM.  I became addicted to reading my horoscope every morning to determine what my "future" was going to be for that day before anything happened.  Your horoscope would tell you what your day that day was going to be like, a good day or a bad day, and what to expect to happen that specific day. 

I believed in Astrology so faithfully, if my horoscope said I was going to have a bad day, all day long I looked for THINGS TO GO BAD, and guess what, they did go bad.  Now you can say, oh that's basic psychology.  Your subconscious mind  determines your physical outcome.  That's a lie.  A spirit of darkness is allowed by you to determine your physical out come by the way it controls  you and your thinking.  Very Satanic, a powerful gate to experience a force of darkness Children of God should never be exposed to.  I can tell you that even today,  this is a force of darkness that people in the church today are addicted to, that keeps them in bondage to satan's darkest powers in their lives without them even knowing it.

​TAROT CARD READINGS-  ( Pronounced Tarrow )  A little later on in my young life,  I had a Tarot card reading.  This is much darker and more sinister in design.  The Ouija board and Astrology are just beginning steps to wet your appetite for experiencing more of the intense powers of darkness.  The Tarot card readings bring on far more powerful predictions of love and death in ones life.  Very, very dark.  At this point in my young life, I felt the power of darkness leading me into all sorts of evil situations, i.e., drug encounters and alcohol addictions, frequent sexual encounters with older women and witches, at just a young teen age.  I had no idea what or where my life was going by the age of 18, except that it was thrilling,  fun and pleasurable...just what I wanted in my life,  fun and pleasure.  But, these things got old and less enjoyable.  I wanted something more and out of the "Normal box."  More powerful drugs,  more encounters with the powers of darkness and the immoral sexual encounters that came with that life style.  This all seemed right,  I wasn't hurting anyone, so what's wrong with what I'm doing with my life I thought. 

I got a job in a head shop where drug paraphernalia and Satanic paraphernalia was sold.  I began to learn the art of reading Tarot cards.  People ,  mostly women, would come into the store for tarot card readings from me in exchange for drugs, money or sexual favors, whatever I wanted.  This power of darkness made me feel powerful and more important in my life than ever before.  What is scary,  is how GOOD IT made me feel about myself and what I was doing in my life and where I was going with my life.  It seemed like I was being promoted to much greater opportunities if I stuck on that path.  Tarot Cards-VERY,VERY Satanic.  YOUbecome the messenger of evil familiar spirits to others, much like a séance, with a clairvoyant or a psychic or fortuneteller.

​OK,  enough.  You get the picture.  This path of darkness, I believe,  started way long ago when I was a young child and then escalated into real darkness by my choice at the age of 9 with the Ouija board gate, or door into the realm of darkness.  This path of darkness eventually takes you right to the steps  of an alter of a high priest or priestess of Satan, Lucifer himself.  But, even then,  the blood of Jesus is victorious over Lucifer.  Jesus  defeated Satan at the Cross by the blood of Jesus Christ once and for all.

​So what do we do about all this stuff?  What about decrees and oaths verbal and/or written to Satan, Lucifer or the devil?  Are people stuck with their bad choices to follow the devil to hell forever?  These are great questions.  Some Christians will say yes,  you have crossed over the Unforgiven blasphemous line.

​Only Jesus Christ can judge us Beloved in Christ. I can say this, I know for sure from what Jesus says here, " Her many sins have been forgiven,  for she has loved me much,  but to whom little is forgiven, He loves little."  Luke 7:47.

​​" For in Him all things were created  things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or Powers or rulers or authorities,  all things have been created through him and for him....and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven,  by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies of God,  SEPARATED FROM GOD BY YOUR EVIL THOUGHTS AND ACTI0NS.  But now,  He has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in His sight,  without blemish and free from accusation. "  Colossians 1:15 thru 22.  Continued later...

Blessings today in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus our Lord.

​Mark


03/25/2017-BE CAREFUL OF IDOLS

" Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God...Dear Children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts, anything else is an IDOL ." 1 John 5: 1-21. Please prayerfully read this scripture in full for now, from verse 1 thru 21. 

​Over the past 47 years ( I was 19 ) since Jesus Christ saved me from drowning in the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach, California in a surfing accident that  I should have died in,  (  see my testimony beginning on 3/11 of this page by scrolling down) one thing has become crystal clear.  Guard your heart.  " Above all else,  guard your heart,  for everything you do flows from it."  Proverbs 4:23 NIV,   "Guard your heart above all else for it determines the course of your life."  Proverbs 4:23. NLT, "Keep your heart with all vigilance,  for from it flow the springs of life." NASB  There are a number of other translations that also make things very interesting.

​All of these translations really drive home the importantance of guarding our heart, as from our heart comes the source of life itself, where, the temple of God is located in our new covenant with Christ, in our Heart.  Paul, the Apostle said, " Christ in us, is our Hope of glory. "  Colossians 1:27.  Praise God for His Love endures forever.  Amen 

​The most important weapon of God that God has given the Church, the Bride of Christ, is faith in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to protect us.  The biggest question that the church is not answering today is WHO IS THE ENEMY of the Bride of Christ,  the Church? 

The church has been preaching as a whole for years now, a Grace prosperity, neglecting to address who and what are the weapons formed against the Bride of Christ,  the Church.   Beloved in Christ, there is an enemy of the Kingdom  of God still lurking around out there, waiting for someone to devour.  1 Peter describes such a powerful spirit being as the devil, " Stay alert!  Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.  He prowls around like a roaring lion,  looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8.  " How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning."  Isaiah 14:12-17.  " Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat."  Luke 22:31-32a.

​Let's look from Genesis to Revelation.  There is more talk about the devil, Satan, Lucifer than you can imagine.  From the very first stories of the Bible,  right after creation, the fall of man to Revelation where just before Christ returns, Satan and all his evil cohorts know their time is short. "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens and ye that dwell in them.  Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea!  For the devil is come down out of heaven unto you,  having great wrath,  because he knoweth that he hath but a short time left.

​The followers of Christ know there is little time left.  We are going to begin to unmask how the devil is using the ignorance of the church to even assist in the slaying of the souls of the young people, children and even most adults into the hands of Satan, allowing them to be lured into the dark abys of hell away from Christ our Lord by the tactics Satan has worked up in the world to steal, kill and destroy as many souls as he is allowed to before Jesus comes again.  Go ahead of me and read ahead,  2 Thessalonians 2nd chapter and we will discuss starting there tomorrow.  Also, look at Ephesians chapter 6. verses 10 thru 18.

​Blessings always in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus.

Mark

03/24/2017- THE LORD RESISTS THE PROUD BUT DRAWS CLOSE TO THE BROKEN HEARTED

"Unless one gives up their life freely to the Lord,  they can not be a follower of Christ."  Matthew 10:34

One of the hardest lessons in my life was this lesson in Matthew 10:34.  There is something about our old nature that is dispicable to Holiness.  Paul calls pride  in one's self as a dung heap.  I get it.  I hope you do too.

​There is one thing in this world we need to understand if we want to be serious about being a bride of Christ,  and that is we must die to our self.  We MUST decrease and He MUST increase.  AMEN !

03/22/2017-CHRIST IS SUPREME OVER ALL CREATION

" Jesus Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.  He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation."  Colossians 1:15

Most of my youth and the early years of my adulthood,  I had imagined that Jesus Christ was really a special human being whom God created who would influence mankind and history like Moses, Abraham or Noah did.  I simply thought that Jesus was a human character with a godly nature. 

But,  that ALL changed the day I met Jesus Christ for the very first time.  I realized for the first time that Jesus Christ was God,  God the Son,  and that He is, as Paul shares with us, " the visible image of the unseen God. "  Colossians 1:15.

​Brothers and sisters in Christ...today I woke up with this one message for us all, including for myself:  Read Colossians 1.  Yes!  Pray that God the Holy Spirit,  bless us with the graces of God the Father to understand how deep the truth of Colossians is for the equipping of the saints here on earth right now for what is about to sweep over the world. 

I'm not sure what specific event will surprise  us?  I just know in my spirit to prepare for what is coming soon and VERY SOON.  We are ALL going to be called to share what we know about Jesus the Messiah, the Christ to a multitude of non believers who will experience within themselves a very "Helpless" spirit, because of the event that is coming VERY SOON that will shake the whole world.  I know that this event will be God caused, not man caused, so man will be unable to change the course of the events to change the world as we know it.  With our own experience with Christ as Savior and Lord, we will be called to share with these others WHO Christ is and WHY KNOWING HIM is so vitally important for all of us right now!  PLEASE  Read  Colossians 1.  Blessings always in Christ Jesus, in Heavenly Realms.

​Mark


​​03/21/2017-GOD TELLS ABRAHAM ALL

" Shall  I hide from Abraham what I am doing?"  Genesis 18:17.

The Word of God and the Spirit of God holds back nothing from those who diligently seek Him!  AMEN! 

" If God is for us,  who greater than THE GREAT I AM, Our Heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit can ever be against us?  So why wouldn't God eventually tell us everything we need to know? ( Romans 8:31.) 

IF we commit our lives fully to Christ,  we will experience what Paul the Apostle described as Christ's " All in All.   2 Peter 1:3 also says, " By His divine power,  God has given us everything we need for living a godly life in Christ Jesus.  We have received all this by coming to Him and coming to know Him,  the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence."  NLT

Oh, Beloved of God, be patient with God.  God reveals these things to us one thing at a time.  Here is a nugget of gold for you TODAY, though..." Eye has not seen,  nor has the ear heard, or the mind even yet conceived of the things that God has planned and 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 all things,  even the deep things of God,  God's deepest secrets, ( ​but hides them from the spirit of this world. )

​No one can know a person's thoughts except that person's own spirit,  and no one can know God's thoughts except God's own Spirit.  What we have received from God now,  is not the spirit of this world,  but the Spirit who is from God,  ( the Holy Spirit ) so that we may " understand "  and know the wonderful things God has freely given us."  1 Corinthians 2:9 thru 12. (NIV and NLT translations)  Italicized mine.

Before you read today's journal, I have to apologize for the silence on our website these past four days.   I know how important God's will is for all of us,  when we hear the Lord tell us to put aside our daily things and to put  our focus on Him and the one thing He wants us to put our full focus on right now, we must be obedient.

​A week ago,  I was asked to give a talk at a retreat called, " WALK TO EMMAUS."  Maybe some of you have been on such a walk?  If you haven't,  I would highly recommend that you do.  There are 15 very important and enlightening talks motivated by the Holy Spirit to equip you for the mission, the purpose of Christ in your life and what to do next in your service to Christ and your fellow man. 

The Walk is packed with not only the valuable teaching talks about Grace,  Obstacles of Grace,  Christian Action,  What is the Body of Christ and the purpose of the Body of Christ today,  you are put up for three nights in a lodge or motel/hotel,  fed the finest meals, your spirit is filled with praise and worship of God, participation in discussions after each talk and new friendships with new godly people you had never known before that will grow and last probably for the rest of your life time here on earth.  Again, I recommend you contact  Walk To Emmaus website and find out when the next " walk " near you will be and get signed up!  If you can't afford the $100.00 dollars or so,  they have scholarships available for you.  Go for it, the choice is yours.

​This morning,  Jesus said to me, " Be sure to tell them about Ephesians 6:10 thru 18." 

One of the first things you will come to realize that you absolutely need right away as a new Warrior for Christ  is the full armour of God to protect you from the tricks and schemes  of the devil and his evil spirits.  Without the full armour of God, you are defenseless and a sitting duck for attacks left and right from the enemy of all of God's children, the devil- satan and his evil cohorts.  Before you can become an effective tool in the tool belt of Christ,  knowledge and authority must be given to you by Christ Himself.  So for now,  go to that quiet place where you can be alone with the Spirit of Christ and listen for His instructions. 

First meditate on His Word.  Read Psalm 23 for starters.  Then Romans 8 and if you are not hearing from the Lord by then, go on to Ephesians 6:10 thru 18.  You should be hearing something by then from the Holy Spirit if you are diligently seeking Him with your focus on Jesus and no other distractions.  ( Distractions are satan's greatest weapons against us.  He sends out his team of evil spirits to distract us away from where our focus should be,  which is on Jesus.)  Your battles will be at first fought more by the Lord and His angels through your prayer requests made known in the Spirit,  bible reading ( a One Year Bible  is good if you don't know what to read yet.) 

Before ever starting to read your Bible,  always pray,  asking the Author of the Holy Scriptures to give you the grace and understanding of what God the Holy Spirit intended as the meaning of the Bible verses you are about to read.  If you have never read the bible before, or find yourself feeling sleepy when you begin to read the verses or you are easily distracted from the verses, simple read the words OUT LOUD.  This is a huge help in growing in the Word and in Christ Jesus.

I learned that the Book of John is extremely powerful in getting to know Jesus,  who He is, what He wants you to know about Himself and how He can transform our lives through the Holy Spirit living in us.  It's all in the Book of John in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.  The second Bible study I would recommend is the letters from John in the back of the Holy Bible, just before the Book of Revelation.  After you have read the letters from John, guess what?  The Holy Spirit will tell you what to read next!  ( Isn't it nice to know that it is God's will that you should hear His voice!)  Hebrews 3:15 ( As just one example that comes to mind.)

Eventually, when God is ready and you are ready,  when you get use to hearing and obeying the Holy Spirit, then God will equip you with all you will need by the authority of Jesus Christ,  counting on you to fight the battles with the demons and evil spirits who have been assigned to destroy you by the devil with what is called in Ephesians 6 as Spiritual warfare.  Don't worry,  God will never give you more of a battle than you can handle.  If our Trust is in God,  who can change everything in an instant,  you have NOTHING to worry about.

​Word for the day for us:  " Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness,  and all these things shall be added unto you."  Matthew 6:33.

​Blessings to you today in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus.  Peace be unto you beloved< IN Jesus name.

​Mark

03/16/2017-THINGS WILL SEEM IN CHAOS IN THE LAST DAYS

" Perilous Times," Apostle Paul tells disciple Timothy in 2 Timothy 3: 1-5., " There will be strange signs in the sun, the moon and the stars....On the earth, nations will be in anguish and  perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.  People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth,  for the powers in the heavens will be shaken." Jesus said- Luke 21:25, 26.  "Many will be deceived on the earth," ( more than not!)  Also Jesus warning to all-Matthew 24:4,5.  and finally for today, "because those will be days of distress unequalled from the beginning, when God created the world until now-and never to be equaled again."   Jesus again warns us of what will happen in the last days in Mark 13:19.

Beloved...We are living in very perilous times to say the least,  ALL OVER THE WORLD.  Do not be deceived by the tricks and wiles of the devil to keep us unaware of what is really going on, especially globally, ie., the pole shifting,   The planet Nibiru's close proximity to the earth and what that is causing to happen to the earth as it passes between the earth and the sun, blocking the sun from the earth!  Look up into the skies beloved.  Look at what we are seeing all over the world.  Man created Chem trails in the sky from jet airplanes to block our seeing what is really happening in the heavens near large population areas.  Go to YouTube and see what scientists and concerned Christian leaders and people like you and I are saying about this huge cover up of what is really going on in the sky world wide from the world populations.  " Look up, for your Redemption draws closer." Jesus-Luke 21:28.  Beloved,  draw closer to Jesus than ever before.  If you don't know Jesus,  ask Jesus into your heart today. 

If you know someone who doesn't know Jesus, don't waste time telling them about Jesus.  People are going to hell all around us without warning soon and,  VERY SOON because they don't know Jesus and He doesn't know them.  Jesus said- 7:21-23.

​Come Lord Jesus Come.  " Soon and very Soon...we are going to see the King ! "

​Mark

03/14/2017-HE DELIVERS ME FROM ALL MY FEARS

" I prayed to the Lord,  and He answered me.  He freed me from all my fears. "  Psalm 34:4.

I am continuing to share the testimony of when I came to know Jesus when I drowned back in 1970.  The testimony began on 3/11, just scroll down a few days for the very beginning of my testimony.  Thank you, enjoy.

As soon as I recovered from the nausea, from vomiting up what seemed like buckets of salt water,  I heard this kind gentle voice call me by name ( from just above my head) as though He knew me.  He said, " Mark, I have been watching you with great interest." (Psalm 37:23.)  " I have known you since before you were in your mothers womb."  Jeremiah 1:5.  " I have watched how your life has developed.  Now, I have great and wonderful news for you.  You are destined to do great and wonderful things."  (  John 14:12.) 

​I started to look above me to see who was talking to me, when without a word,  a firm hand gently stopped my head  from seeing who He was.  He held my head still and pointed down away from Him toward the water below me.  I did notice that I was just on top of the water from my waist up, kneeling on something very firm under the water.  The other thing that was amazing was the water appeared to be liquid silver, like liquid mercury.  There was also a very bright nearly blinding light reflection in the water,  as though the sun were just above me.  I was no longer freezing cold, but felt quite warm and comfortable in the water.

​By the way,  at this time in my young life,  I had no relationship with Jesus Christ what so ever.  Oh, I knew about Jesus Christ, "Christmas Story" and " Easter " but I did not know Christ as in a relationship with Him.  Believe it or not, as of this day in 1970 when I drowned I had never even opened a bible or looked at a bible verse that I knew of.   I knew more at that time about my horoscope and about astrology, I knew more about transcendental meditation and Hindu beliefs than the bible.   I was quite ignorant after hearing what this voice was telling me who He was.  I assumed it was a god, but had no idea who it was...So I said, very nonchalantly, " Who are you?" 

After a short pause,  with the sound of a sonic boom that vibrated ever bone in my body, He said, " J E S U S."  At the very instant that I heard the name "Jesus" a Joyful sensation shot through my whole being like an electrical shock...and, I suddenly heard the sound of voices echoing all around me, the voices of a thousand voices singing in perfect harmony.  There were no musical instruments, just the perfect harmony of a choir a thousand or more voices.  I then realized these were angels who were surrounding Jesus above me, worshiping Jesus in heavenly harmony.

​I was so caught up by the sounds of perfect pitch and harmony of the choir, I had no idea of who or what they were who were singing at the time.  The sound was so "Healing and soothing," I will never forget the sound...it was " Out of this world."

I then said to Jesus with the excitement of a child, " I always thought you were real.​"  " Why did you save me though," I asked in the curiosity of  a child.   Jesus said in a matter of factly manner, " Because I have a purpose for your life and you have not fulfilled it yet."  " But one thing you must realize right now,  your life no longer belongs to you,  but you belong to me to do my will instead.  Do you understand?"

​So I said, " Does that mean you want me to go out into the world now and tell them all about you?"  I heard Jesus laugh out loud a joyful laugh.  He then said, " What will you tell them about me?"  I thought for a second before answering," I don't know what I will tell them," I said.  "You have spoken the truth for the first time in your life."  Jesus then said," If you want to get to know me, GET TO KNOW MY WORD."  "Get to know your Word," I said?  What do you mean by, "Your Word Jesus?"

​Jesus then said," Don't worry,  I will send someone to teach you."  At that, I could sense that my experience with Jesus Christ,  the Son of God, was coming to a close for now.  As soon as I thought this thought,  Jesus then said to me, "  I have to go for now,  but,  I will always be with you Mark."

I will continue the testimony another day. Keep looking for the "rest of the story."

​Mark

03/13/2017-GOD TAKES DELIGHT IN EVERY DETAIL OF OUR LIVES

" The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord.  He takes delight in every detail of their lives."  Psalm 37:23.

God takes delight in every detail of our lives.  This is just one of the mysteries of the greatness of our God!   How can God our Father,  God the Son, Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit be so in love with us that they never stop thinking about us and how we are doing,  even in the smallest,  most minute details of our lives?  He causes the sun to shine on the just and the unjust,  the good and the evil.  God really sees us through the blood of Jesus,  His eternal love and mercy,  found only in Jesus Christ,  the Son of God, Savior of the world.

I've been sharing the past few days ( scroll down to 3-11 where I first started )  a testimony of just how personal God can be in our lives if we will just stop and listen to Him.  Contrary to what most people DO NOT BELIEVE GOD WILL DO, talking to people is on the top of their list of things God DOES NOT DO!  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  That is just what the devil would have us to believe,  that God will not talk to us.

​Of course God talks to us;  every day God talks to us if we will just slow down and listen to Him.  Our Heavenly Father talks to us through nature.  He talks to us in His Word,  the bible.  God talks to us through others.  He talks to us through love.  Through hate.  God talks to us through our emotions sometimes.  But,  I like it most when I hear His still small voice.  Like that morning when I drowned in the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach, California in 1970.

As I shared below on March 11 and 12,  I  had tried to stay afloat as long as I could, but the hypothermia from the over exposure of the cold water and cramps in my legs and arms were too overwhelming for me.  I simply felt like I had rolled over and gone to sleep as I sank beneath the chilly Huntington Beach ocean waters.

​In the time that I was under the water,  I do know that the realm I was conscience in was timeless.  Many things happened and much was said, but time was never a factor.  As I had mentioned before, I slowly drifted through thick layers of colors of the rainbow.  Each layer of color being so peaceful and rich, very rich colors; how they stood out to me and the texture of each color as though the colors themselves were alive.

​As I passed through the last layer of color, a bright white layer of light shown through.  The light was as bright as the sun.   The light was so bright,  I had to closed my eyes.  Just after I closed my eyes,  I heard a distinct kind gentle voice through my ears say," MARK,  would you like some help.? "  I still felt as though I was asleep and as though I was in a dream.  Sometimes the communication seemed like it was more through mental spirit talking than actual words, but then again, at other times the words were coming from audio sounds, so the distinction was the same either way.   There was open talk, but definitely, there was a two way communication.  The voice that spoke to me which said, " Mark would you like some help,"  was definitely  audible and in English and outside my being.  I replied, " YESSSSSS,  but then something hit me as hard as a bowling ball in middle of the stomach at the same instance as I answered YESSSSS, to this kind gentle voice calling me by name.  The blow was deep into my belly,  as though to break loose something deep within me.

​I didn't realize what was going on at the time,  but I do remember becoming deathly sick to my stomach after the blow to my mid section.  I immediately began to feel very nauseated and proceeded to throw up the contents in my stomach.  I'm sorry if this sounds gross, but this is what happened with me while I was still under the water at this time and in an unconscious state of mind.

​( See the latest update on 3/14/17,  for the rest of the story )

​May our Lord Jesus be a blessing to you always,

​Mark

03/12/2017-MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW CHOSEN

" Many are called,  but few answer,  and even fewer are chosen."  Matthew 22:14.

Yesterday, I was sharing about how I had drowned while trying to teach myself how to body surf in extremely cold water in Southern California.  I had gone into very cold water in just cut off jean shorts when I should have had a wet suit on.  What happened next was what lead me to meet Jesus in the middle of no where.

​Somehow,  I had gotten myself caught up in what is called a cross current.  I had never heard of or was warned about the different currents in the Pacific ocean there at Huntington Beach, California.  I was right next to the pier when I got caught in this powerful current running out from the beach to the middle of the ocean.  It was like a swift running river going away from the beach.

I found myself trying to swim against the current back toward the beach to no avail.  Exhausting myself trying to get back to shore was very scary, especially after I got a very painful cramp in my right leg muscle.  I tried with all my might to swim out of the current, but could just not get out of it.  Then, suddenly, my left leg muscle  cramped up.  Now both legs were paralyzed and in-useful for swimming.  The pain was excruciating!  I was very humbled,  to say the least...

​I was very exhausted from all the swimming and from the very cold water ( 54 degrees ) that I didn't realize I was drifting into a very deep hypothermia consciousness.   My teeth were chattering and I was feeling very tired.  I had no idea what was taking place in my body,  I had never even heard of hypothermia before.  I just wanted to give up, I was reathing in the most terrible pain in both legs and now,  also in both of my arm muscles.

​This was my first realization in a long, long time of the TRUTH.  No matter how hard I tried, I COULD NOT SAVE MYSELF from drowning.  I was a great swimmer, loved to swim all my known life.  However, now the very thing I loved and knew best, swimming, that skill could not save me from the very reality that I was stuck in now,  namely the combination of cold and water against the core of my body dropping in temperature rapidly.   To add insult to injury,  I was also caught up in a dense fog on the water where I was located at the time.  No one could see me or where I was at, not even Rick who had been watching me from his car.

​Fast forwarding,  I struggle for as long as I could using the "dead man's float" technique to just stay afloat.  By laying back in the water with your arms out and slowly paddling your feet like walking up stairs,  you can stay afloat for a long time...if you are not in extreme pain cramping up.  With the pain of muscle cramps all over my body, it was hard not to focus on anything but the pain.

​I had my head tipped back, the proper technique for dead man's float to help keep my body fairly flat on top of the water.  I was slowly falling in and out of consciousness.  Somehow, it was as though an angel kept waking me up.  "Pray, pray, " I sensed this pleading in my mind.  I could not remember how to pray to God though.  Deep inside of me there was like a little man crying out for help to be let out.  Suddenly a small wave broke over me about the time I was taking in a deep breath.  I remember at that same moment, at the split  second I breathed in the water,  that little man deep within me crying out, " Oh my God, I am heartly sorry."  The next moment that I recall,  I was in a peaceful sleep,  a deep sleep like I had not experienced in so long.

​As I was sleeping, I was laying down with my eyes open observing what was all around me.  I was sure that I was in a room filled with a thick colored light, the color of pastel yellow.  It was beautiful and peaceful.  I had this feeling of just drifting through this room or layer of light as though I was a leaf floating to the bottom of a beautiful peaceful pond.  Then gently, the yellow color was slowly replaced with the pastel color of pink, a beautiful, peaceful pink.  As I drifted through this layer of beautiful bright pink,  the layer changed slowly from pink to purple,  and then from purple to baby blue, then red.  Eventually I passed through every color of the rainbow.  Beautiful bright and peaceful colors of the rainbow in a silent atmosphere of no sound,  complete pure silence.

​I'll finish later the story of how I met Jesus at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.   Mark

03/11//2017- " I WILL DRAW ALL MEN TO ME..."

Jesus said," Now Judgment is upon this world,  now the prince, ruler of this world, satan, will be cast out.  And I, when I am lifted up from the earth,  I will draw everyone to myself.  Jesus said this to show how he was going to die."    John 12: 31-33.

No other man in ALL of the history of the world, nor in any history of ANY religious origin,  has ever made such a dramatic claim, other than Jesus Christ, to be the Son of God,  sent to the sinfully, doomed to eternal death people of the earth to be their Savior and Redeemer.

No other person, for that matter,  has claimed to be the Savior of the world, other than Jesus Christ,  sent by God the Father of Heavenly Lights,  the One and Only God Almighty.

​No other man ever died to fulfill the prophesy of all the prophets of Old,  except Jesus Christ, and Jesus fulfilled those prophesies to the "T",  for the sin of the whole world on a tree/cross, to appease God's wrath for sin in man.    So,  what should we say of Christ?  Is He whom He says He is, the Son of God,  the Savior of ALL men if He is lifted up?

​When Jesus Christ made the statement that If He were lifted up from the earth,  HE would draw all men to Himself,  this was His shout to the world to listen to Him!  To believe in Him unto salvation and ever lasting life in heaven for eternity

​I don't need to convince you of who Jesus Christ is.  I just know that Jesus  personally convinced me that He was God and that is what it took for me to turn from a dark sinful life style to walk freely in the liberty of Christ as my Savior, Redeemer and Lord.

*** I remember the day I met Jesus, as though it were just yesterday.  The year was 1970.  I had just turned 19 years old.  I really had no idea who Jesus was when I first met Him,  but I suspected that He was a God for sure.  I was not saved at the time and my eyes had been covered by scales living in the deepest darkness of SIN.  I had been living in such darkness of sin in drugs, sexual permissiveness and satanic worship at the time I met Jesus, that I wasn't sure which God that He represented.  I just knew that the man I had just met was way more powerful than the "spirit being" I was following at the time.  Yes,  my mind had become seared from the light of truth in the darkness of my own dark world,  which was a process that took place over a long period of time.  All I knew was that I was far from God,  I did not know right from wrong in most of the things I knew and practiced at that time.  Even death didn't scare me back then,  at least I pretended it didn't.

​The circumstance that lead me to meet Christ was bazar, but it was totally in God's control.  I do know that I had a praying Grandmother whom I had recently stayed with for a short while, my Grandmother Collins.  Later, she told me that she had been praying for me every day, ever since I had left staying with her.  She knew I was in trouble.  Funny how grandmothers can tell those things.

​In my circumstances,  to make it short,  I had just drowned in the Pacific Ocean while trying to learn how to body surf by myself.  I was at Huntington Beach, California on a foggy, chilly Saturday morning in early April, 1970.   The water was 54 degrees fahrenheit,  the waves were big and I had gone to the beach early in the morning with a friend who was going to teach me how to body surf.  Neither of us were in a wet suit, but in cut off jeans.  We really had no business being in the cold water that morning without a wet suit,  but at a party the night before, my friend had said he would show me how to body surf.  So,  we were there.  

My friend's name was Rick.  We had just waded out to where we could just touch the sandy bottom with our toes, up to our necks in the cold water. Rick had just shown me how to catch a wave body surfing, and had just left me in the water up to my neck to go warm up in his car.  I was cold too, with no shirt on, just cut offs, but I was determined to body surf that morning if it killed me.  That was a huge mistake on my part.

​I need to go right now, but I will return later tonight to finish my testimony.  You can come back later tonight or tomorrow any time to read what happened next.  The Lord's blessing be with you.

​" Many are called, but few are chosen..."  Matthew 22:14, " For those who are forgiven little, little is expected,  but for those who are forgiven more, much is expected." Luke 7:47.

03/10/2017-THE CALLED OF GOD

" And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love God and are CALLED according to His purpose for them.  For God knew His people in advance,  and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers."  Romans 8:28, 29.

God did not CALL us to be saved.  That is NOT what the Word of God says.   Salvation is granted to all who believe and call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, yes!  But, to become one with Christ, as Paul tells us in Romans 8:29, " to become like His Son," there is a calling.  The calling is...as Saint Paul tell us, " to have been crucified with Christ !"  Galatians 2:20.  That sounds pretty easy, but it's not.  It requires us to die to our own self, which in other words means, die to our ability to want to and to actually harbor the desires to sin in our lives.  WOW!  Admit it!  Sin is pleasurable to our old "SINFUL" nature.

​I like how Oswalt Chambers puts it in His March 8th devotional ,  "Being born again by the Spirit of God means that we must first be willing to let go before we can grasp something else.  The first thing we must surrender is all of our pretense or deceit.  What our Lord wants us to present to Him is not our goodness,  honesty,  or our efforts to do better,  but Real solid sin!"

Give it up.  Lets us diligently give up our rights to sin for the glory of God.  The right to sin for the Righteousness of Christ.  Once we have FINALLY done what the Holy Spirit has asked us to do,  the Holy Spirit will have all sorts of opportunities for us,  right where we are at.

​Have you ever heard of Smith Wigglesworth?  Now here is a believer like you and I who took his calling seriously.  Read a short clip about some of the miracles God called Smith to be a part of here.

​God has big plans for those whom He has called.  Shake off the chains and the net the devil has thrown over you to keep you stifled.  Break away from the power of evil and grab the power of the Holy Spirit , who can change the way you think and produce in you Holiness and the power of Love from the Father to do good in this world for his glory.

Living in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus today.

​Mark

03/08/2017-WHO CAN KNOW THE GLORY OF GOD

" No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him,  and I will raise them up at the last day."  John 6:44.  " 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 that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you."  John 15:16

The Gory of God  is found in your relationship in and with Jesus Christ...do you really know Jesus Christ?  Today could be the day to find out...guess we will have to wait and see.  Grace.  Pray for grace to know Jesus TODAY from the Father, in Jesus name, just as Jesus tells us in this last verse, John 15:16.

​Many say they know Jesus but don't. ( Matthew 7:23,  Luke 13:27. )  Only God the Father can reveal Jesus to you, in the spirit.  From then on, you will know Jesus and He will make Himself known to you forever.

​Blessings in Christ the King.

​Mark

03/07/2017-IF GOD IS HOLY, WHAT ARE WE WITHOUT HIM...UNHOLY?

This is a very good question.  Yesterday we talked about God's command for us to be holy as He is Holy from Leviticus 11:44. 

The question remains: How can we be Holy as God is Holy.  Peter really describes this transformation to us in 1 Peter, chapter one.  Have any of us any idea of the grandeur of scope of the Holiness of God or has anyone ever experienced God's presence in the fullness of His Holiness?  Peter has.

I can not fathom even for a second the power or the fullness of God's own Holiness, except to imagine that in His Holiness,   must exist more powerful than the brilliance of our own sun, which we know is so hot that it could vaporize the earth in a second should we move next to it.  Yet,  according to Peter, in 1 Peter 1:16,  this is exactly what Our Lord Jesus Christ desires of us NOW, to draw so close to the Father,  through Christ today. 

If you have never thought about how much our Heavenly Father desires us to be next to Him before,  to be Holy as He is Holy,  you might want to read entirely 1 Peter One all over again a couple of more times.  Please keep in mind, Peter was much like you and I.  He was a simple fisherman when he met Jesus for the first time.  Peter was not a scholar nor a philosopher, so he did not debate what he saw,  what he heard, and what he personally felt when he first met Jesus.  When Jesus invited Peter to go for a walk with him up to Mt. Hermon, (Mountain of Transfiguration, Matthew 17:1, ) not only did Peter see Jesus in His fullness of being God at that time,  but Peter for the first time realized just who and how Powerful Jesus Christ really was.  

Put yourself in Peter's place for a moment on Mt. Hermon with Jesus.  There near the top of the mountain after a long hard climb, (over 9,000 ft.,) suddenly,  just like that, Peter watches as Jesus transformed into the Son of God.  Jesus' face turned as bright as the sun, ( you can't look/stare at his face) his clothes also becomes as bright as light, ( light as bright as the sun) and Jesus begins to talk to Moses and Elijah. 

Then,  as you are standing there with your buddies,  James and John,  as if you have not seen enough,  a bright brilliant cloud instantly appears over and all around you ( blinding your vision) and a loud voice from within the cloud says to everyone there, " This is my Son,  whom I love;  with him I am well pleased.  Listen to him. ( Matthew 17: 2-5.)

​I pray that God the Holy Spirit will give you this same vision of our Lord Jesus Christ as Peter, James and John had with Jesus, as in Matthew 17.  Paul the apostle had a similar vision, ( Acts 9:1-19)  and Paul said he was the least of the apostles.  I believe that if we intently, with all of our heart, are desperate for a revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,  read 1 Peter One,  that the Holy Spirit will transform our thinking for just a moment in eternity to see the Brilliance of Our Lord Jesus Christ and that He really is, God the Son,  Jesus Christ will change our way of thinking,  as Peter tells us,  through the Spirit of Christ,  in 1 Peter 1:11.

​The process of being Holy as God is Holy, is no secret.  We have all heard that "for what is impossible with man,  is possible with God."  Luke 18:27.  In order for us to become Holy as God is Holy requires a dying to self.  That is extremely impossible for us to do by ourselves.  If we have the right desire from the Father, which comes to us from the Holy Spirit,  we can die to our selfish life.  Only the Father can give us this desire.  Ask Him.  He's your Father also.  Believe and you shall receive.  Go for it!  May the Lord fill you with the Holy Spirit and thereby make you Holy as He is Holy, in Jesus name, amen.

​Living in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus today,

​Mark

03/06/2017-  BE HOLY AS I AM HOLY,  CONSECRATE YOURSELVES AND BE HOLY

" I am the LORD your God,  consecrate yourselves and be holy,  because I am holy."  Leviticus  11:44​.    " This means therefore,  that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new creation,  a new person.  The old life is gone;  a new life has begun ! "  2 Corinthians 5:17.

Today,  I have a word of knowledge from the Father's Heart,  through the Holy Spirit for all of us..." I AM the spring of streams of living waters.  Anyone who is thirsty, come and drink from me,  and I will fill you to over flowing."

​Imagine yourself being an empty bucket and suddenly an invisible spring began to gush water from the bottom of your bucket to overflowing in a matter of seconds.  That's how it is with God's Love,  once you have experienced it,  " it's as fresh as spring,  you want to sing,  you want to pass it on !" *  Really!  The first time I experienced Jesus in my life,  I felt refreshed instantly!  I wanted to sing, I wanted to shout to the highest mountain top...I wanted to pass it on.   That's  what JESUS CHRIST DID TO ME. ( * From the song, " Pass it on.")

​I know this is God's nature,  to fill us with His Love to over flowing.  I know that many of you know what I am talking about,  because you have had this experience also.  With this experience, like the Samaritan woman at the well with Jesus,  (John 4:9) Jesus becomes a sturdy anchor in our heart and mind that can not be shaken.  So many people in Christ's church today have forgotten this experience from early in their Christian walk,  while the others in Christ's church today have not yet had this experience with JESUS that will carry them through any storm , any trial in this world today that they would encounter. 

​Pray today that Jesus would refresh your spirit with His Spirit,  with the Spirit of Christ,  so that you will be refreshed with the Holy Spirit in you,  that SOLID ANCHOR of Faith,  Christ in you,  your hope of Glory that you can always count on no matter what comes at you each day before Jesus comes again.  (  Soon and very soon...)

Living in Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

​Mark

03/05/2017-ARE YOU POSITIVELY SURE YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN?

" God's promise of entering his place of rest still stands,  so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to get there.  For this Good News-that God has prepared a place of rest-has been announced to us just as it was to them.  But it did them no good because they didn't believe what God told them.  For only we who believe can enter his place of rest."  Hebrews 4:1-3.


03/04/2017-PREACH THE WORD OF THIS KINGDOM OF GOD IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON

"  As you go,  announce to them, ( whom ever you meet ) that the Kingdom of heaven is near, ( right at the door )."  Matthew 10:7

Now more than ever,  as we see time running out,  we should be praying,  " Lord, bring people to me whom you have hand picked just for me to share the WORD of the Good News of the Kingdom of God, so that I might be used to preach the WORD of The Kingdom of Heaven to them and bring Jesus into their lives."  "LORD, heaven and earth may pass away,  but your Word remains forever."  All Glory to you Father, in Jesus name.

​Living in Heavenly Realms today...

​Mark

03/03/2017-FOLLOW THE NARROW MORE DIFFICULT PATH THAT LEADS TO ETERNAL LIFE

" Seek his will in all you do,  and he will direct your paths."   " O my people,  trust in him at all times.  Pour out your heart to him,  for God is our refuge."  "The Lord says,  " I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you.  Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control."

" Many sorrows come to the wicked, but  unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord."  " You will hear a voice say, "  This is the way;  turn around and walk here."  " The Lord will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy, too."  " You will be like a well-watered garden,  like an ever-flowing spring."

" If you don't go with us personally,  don't let us move a step from this place.  If you don't go with us,  how will anyone ever know that your people and I have found favor with you?"  " How else will they know we are special and distinct from all other people on the earth?"

Prov. 3:5, 6.  Ps. 62:8.  Ps.  32:8, 9, 10. Isa. 30:21.  Isa. 58: 11.  Exod. 33: 15, 16.

03/02/2017- SHOUT TO THE LORD, ALL THE EARTH

"Shout to the Lord,  all the earth;  break out in praise and sing for joy !"  Psalm 98:4-9.

Yes, the Joy of the Lord is our strength.  Nehemiah 8:10.  As a follower of the Messiah,  the Lord Jesus Christ, I  find, like most of us, that the trials and tribulations we experience today are nothing compared to the riches and glory that we will experience in Christ Jesus our Lord throughout eternity!  This is great Joy !  I say again,  this is the  Great Joy of the Lord !  So,  the Joy of the Lord  IS  our strength !

​Today, I am thinking about how the Lord is preparing His Bride/His children for that Great and Terrible Day of the Lord,  the second coming of Jesus Christ.  This morning, I heard the Holy Spirit say, "read 2 Peter."  It only took a few minutes to read, I have linked the reading if you care to read it. 

There is more in those three short chapters about the END TIME DAYS than one can chew in a day, but there is everything we should know for the days we are in  RIGHT NOW!  Make no mistake Beloved in Christ,  we are in very turbulent days RIGHT NOW in the spirit realm and in the seen world around us.  If we are following the Holy Spirit right now,  our path in life should be quite narrow and very difficult to follow as well. 

Those who are living ungodly lives in the world, ( That's routine unrepentant sinful living )  will tell you everything in their lives is great, couldn't be better for them.  Don't be deceived by their lies.  People who are living ungodly lives are going down the wide and easy path that leads to HELL.  When satan has trained people to head in the direction he wants them to, he doesn't need to lead them much anymore, as they enjoy their easy, pleasurable, selfish and prideful  coasting down hill to eventually the pit of hell.

Daily, unless we are dependent upon Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to provide us with the daily grace to continue down the narrow path leading to eternal life in heaven,  it's too easy to be compromised by our enemy, the devil.  The cloud of evil spirits roaming the earth who are too numerous to count, are working against God's people making life more and more difficult each and every day while living in this present world.  If we are not feeding our spirit with the word daily, living godly lives, fellowshiping with other Christians and doing good things, satan can make life easy for us thereby derailing us from the narrow path that leads to heaven, straight into sinful living and eventually our sinful lives detour us on our way to hell instead.

What do we as Christians do in the mean time?  In 2 Peter 3:9 thru 14,  Peter hears the Lord saying," The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise,  as some understand slowness.  Instead He is patient with YOU and ME,  not wanting anyone to perish,  but everyone to come to repentance.  10)  But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The heavens will disappear with a roar,  the  elements will be destroyed by fire,  and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.  11)  Since everything will be destroyed in this way,  what kind of people ought you and I to be?  We ought to live holy and godly lives   12)  as we look forward to the day of the Lord and speed it's coming.  That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire,  and the elements will melt in the heat.  13)  But keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth,  where righteousness dwells.  14)   So then,  dear friends,  since you and I are looking forward to this,  make every effort to be found spotless,  blameless and at peace with Him. " ​   The Lord is telling us to speed up the coming of the day of the Lord...we must BE PRAYING FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD TO SPEED UP.  This is God's will for us who are in Christ Jesus,  pray for time to speed up, in Jesus name.  We have the authority and the power to speed the days up and should make every effort to do so from this day forward if we are BEING OBEDIENT TO God's will.

​So,  that is what Our Lord Jesus expects of us until He comes.  It won't be long,  Soon and very soon.

​" COME Lord Jesus come...in your name we pray.

​Mark

02/28/2017-TODAY IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE, TOMORROW NEVER COMES...

" Let us go ( now ) into the presence of God,  with true hearts full trusting Him.  For our evil consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean,  and our bodies have been washed with pure water.  We can boldly enter heaven's Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus."  Ephesians 5:2.,  Hebrews 10:22, 19.

"Today, If you hear His voice, harden not your heart."  Hebrews 3: 7, 15.   Beloved, knowing Jesus Christ intimately,  hearing his voice daily will become routine if you are serious about seeking the Kingdom of God.  "Not everyone will enter the Kingdom of God."  ( Matthew 7:21 )  This may sound startling,  but unless one is truly seeking the Kingdom of God with all their heart, ( God knows each of our hearts,  He knows every thought ( Psalm 139:2) before we even think It, ) the narrow road that leads to the Kingdom of God is impossible to achieve. 

Jesus is the narrow gate that leads us to the Kingdom of Heaven.  If Jesus is our Savior and Lord and we live like it,  you will hear the voice of the Lord.  " Speak Lord,  for your servant hears your voice."  1 Samuel 3:10. 

02/27/2017-WHO WILL NOT BE IN HEAVEN

​" Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."   1 Corinthians 6:9, 10.   " I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.  He who overcomes will inherit these things and I will be his God and he will be My son.  But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral  persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, thier part WILL BE in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone,  which is the second death. "  Revelation 21:6,7, 8.

Our ONLY SALVATION from this terrible destiny because of our sins is through the blood and the cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ that you and your house hold will be saved !  There is no escape from the fires of hell except through the Love and Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Repent from your sinful life style and be washed in the blood of Jesus Christ who loves you and died for you unto salvation.  Give thanks to Our Heavenly Father and to our Lord Jesus Christ.  Draw close to Him now by reading the Word of God.  Read the gospel of John, first chapter.  Ask Jesus into your life today.  He will come to live and dwell with you forever.  This is His promise to you.  Amen.

​Mark

02/26/2017-WHAT WILL HEAVEN BE LIKE

" Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,  for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared.  And the sea was gone.  And I saw the holy city,  the new Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven like a beautiful bride prepared for her husband.  I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying,  "Look,  the home of God is NOW among His people!  God Himself will be with them. "  He will wipe every tear from their eyes and remove all of their sorrows,  and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.  For the old world and its evils are gone forever."  Revelation 21: 1-4. 

Please go to your bible  now or if you don't have a bible, take this link to bible hubwhere you can read Revelation 21 in it's entirety.  This is a key scripture reading about what heaven will be like.  Then read Revelation 22 for more of what heaven will be like.

​The Lord bless you today with visions of Heaven,  just as John was given back when the Holy Spirit gave John this vision we are reading today in Revelation 21 and 22.

The Lord Jesus Christ be with you and bless you with His presence and healing.

​Mark

02/24/2017-HOW DO YOU KNOW WE ARE NEAR TO THE END

" But you, brothers and sisters in Christ,  are not in darkness so that this day, ( of the Lord's return, the last day of this present earth ) should surprise you like a thief.  You are all children of the light and children of the day.  We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.  So then,  let us not be like others,  who are asleep,  but let us be awake and sober...For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ,  not to pour out His wrath upon us."  1  Thessalonians 5:6-9.

The Good News of the  Kingdom of God is Jesus Christ!  Jesus made it very clear to us that " No one will know the hour or the day of His return, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,  but only the Father.  BUT, we do see that those whom God has revealed even his deepest secrets, God has put them on watch ( 1 Thessalonians 5:6) to know that the time is near so that the children of God will not be surprised as the people of the world will be when Jesus returns to the earth in His second coming.

​A few days ago,  we talked about how a LOT OF PEOPLE who profess to be Christians are going to be very disappointed when Jesus returns,  like the five virgins in the parable of the ten virgins,  Matthew 25:1-13.  They simply did not live a holy life as Christ desired them to,  to be diligently waiting for him in prayer and anxious anticipation.  As Peter tells us in 1 Peter 4:7, " When the end of all things is near,  therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray."

​Dearly beloved in Christ,  this is the time to " Set your minds on the things above, not on earthly things."  Colossians 3:2.  God is pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh right now,  today, all over the world!  Praise His Holy name. Joel 2:28.  If your heart is not focused on the things of heaven right now, I question that you are in right standing with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  If you are anxiously waiting for Christ, you are right where God wants you to be.  Now we must pray for those around us to also receive this wonderful expectation of Christ return soon and very soon.

02/22/2017-TRUTH IS, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE

" Eye has not seen,  ear has not heard, nor has the mind perceived of what God has planned for those who love Him."  1 Corinthians 2:9.

Beloved of God...If you only knew what great things God has prepared for those who Love Him, in Eternal Life in Heaven and right now in this life on earth for those who believe in and love Jesus Christ.  

Paul goes on to say in 1 Corinthians 2:10, " But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit.  For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets."  God will not withhold any of His secrets from you.  That is what the WORD says here.  Isn't our God an AWESOME God!

The Word of God is FULL of life such as in 1 Corinthians 2:9, 10.  There is no end to the things that God has planned for those who love Him.  In Romans 8:28, Paul talks about how " all things are working into Good for those who love God and are live according to His plans/will.  God's will should always be our will.  "Let thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven."  Matthew 6:10.  

If we are living for God's will every day, " All things will work to good,"  the good and the bad.  That is a promise from our Lord.  Things that seem to be going bad...will work for good, if we will just be patient and let God be God and let the Lord do things His way in His own time.

The End Times are an awesome time to be here on earth.  We are seeing things done now that have never been done before because it was not " It's Time."

Gory to God in the Highest.  Praise the Lord for all things.  " Let everything that breathes praise the Lord." Psalm 150.

​Mark

02/21/2017-IN THE END ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN?

"Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction,  and many enter throught it." Jesus Christ- Matthew 7:13.

Have you ever heard the statement, only a remnant will be saved?  When I was a senior in my last year of high school, my pastor was teaching the high school Sunday school class and shared this scripture with us from Matthew 7:13 and 14.  Let me share the whole scriptures Jesus refered to:  " Enter through the broad gate...and many will enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life,  and only a few ever find it."  ONLY A FEW WILL EVEN FIND THE WAY !  That just didn't seem right to me back then.  ( Later in life, I asked the Lord how many a few were.  I heard Him say, " Not many."  This brakes the Lord's heart to tell me that..

Our high school class back in 1969 consisted of 8 students.  Our pastor, after reading the scripture from Matthew 7:13 and 14 then told us to look around the table we were all sitting at.  He said, " Not all of you will go to Heaven according to what Jesus tells us in this scripture.  Then He asked us, " In this group of eight, how many in our group would you consider to be many?  And,  how many would you consider to be a only a few?  It was quiet for a moment.

Then we spoke up, " maybe many would mean most of us in the group." and, " a few in the group of eight might be 2 or 3 people?"  " Pretty close to what Jesus was saying," our pastor said.  Then he said, " how many of you would be willing to give up everything,  even your own life to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven?"  We all thought for a while before answering.

I thought, " this is a very hard question!"  The answer would be very difficult,  me being only 18 years old, I wanted to have fun in life first before really thinking about the answer to that tough question.

Now, 48 years later, I do have the answer to that question.  In fact, this question that my pastor asked me in my Senior year in High School stuck in the front of my brain for over a year.  I saw two young men my own age pass away within a year of hearing this teaching from our pastor.  One that passed away, I knew very well.  He was also sitting in that class with me when the pastor told us this teaching.  I often wondered if he made it into heaven.  He died of a drug over dose.

Have you noticed that at nearly every funeral service you go to,  the pastor or speaker seems to always talk about the deceased as though they went to heaven?  But, here in Matthew 7:13, 14, Jesus says a completely different thing.  I saw some statistics in the book, "Heaven," by Randy Alcorn on how many people surveyed though they were going to heaven when they died.  Alcorn says from the survey,  on p.23 in the Heaven book, that  those surveyed said: for every American going to hell, 120 said they are going to heaven.  WOW, How far from the truth are we?  Only God really knows,  but wide is the road and easy is the way that leads to destruction and many will choose the easy wide road.

I'm not all gloom and doom about who is going to heaven and who is going to hell.   But, If I am going to be one of the " FEW" to find the narrow gate to Heaven, I am and must be diligent every day about my search to be on the narrow path that leads to eternal life in Heaven.  As we find the narrow path and travel it,  many of you know that it is very hard to stay on it.  It takes much prayer for others, personal suffering and sacrifice to know that one is on the right path.  I Hope and Pray that my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord and the promises I know from the Word of God that tell me I'm a son of the Most High God in Christ Jesus, that I have a place in Heaven for all eternity with Christ!  Do you know if you are getting into heaven ?  I hope so.

Beloved, this is a serious subject that we should all know the answer to.  Heaven or hell?  No one knows the hour or the day when we will be collected by God for our eternal destiny.  I am a Bride of Christ.  I believe in all humility,  that Christ died on the cross for my sins and the sins of the whole world.  I am a child of the Most High God.  Are you too?

If you aren't sure you are going to Heaven,  there is a way to make sure you are.  His name is Jesus.  Jesus Christ,  the Son of God, the Savior of the world.  The bible tells us how much God loves us, that He would send His Son to the earth to die on a cross for all men's sins,  so that ANYONE who confesses with their mouth and believes in their heart that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior,  THEY WILL BE SAVED!  If that's you and you have not confessed Jesus as your Lord and Savbior, do it now!  Don't worry about what the devil is telling you,  He is a liar in all he says anyway.  Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ AND YOU SHALL BE SAVED!  AMEN.

If you just asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, I invite you to get a bible if you don't already have one and read the Gospel of John.  ( here is a link to a bible in your own language. )  In the book of John, found about  3/4 through the bible in the New Testament,  you will learn more about Jesus Christ for now.  Read the whole book of John.  When you finish reading the book of John,  then go to the second to the last book in the bible where you will see the letters from John, listed as 1 John, 2nd John and 3rd John.  Read those letters very carefully,  I would read those letters at least three times through to get a full understanding from the Lord.  A little help, always pray for the Lord's blessing to understand the scriptures before reading.  It also helps to always read the scriptures out loud.  Trust me on this one for a better understanding of the WORD.

If you know any "Born Again" Christians, you might want to tell one that comes to mind that you asked Jesus into your heart and would like prayer.  You will need to find a good church, but don't be in a hurry to do so.  Pray about what church God would have you to attend and the Holy Spirit will tell you where to go.  Blessings in Jesus Love.

Mark

02/20/2017-AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE

" Three things will last forever-faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13." 

Love will always trump over as the greatest of these gifts from God.  I believe  the reason is because God's very nature of LOVE is the perfect gift of our Most High God, and is always found in the Love shown to us by His gift to us in the Son of God,  Jesus, to  come to us and into our lives. 

God did not spare His own Son, Yeshuah, Jesus,  but offered, sacrificed  His only begotten Son as an atonement for  our many, many sins against Almighty God.  God did this to assure for us a place in the Kingdom of God forever through Jesus,  the Messiah.  Jesus is that blessed assurance of an eternal life with God our Father, in Heaven forever!  This IS THE GOOD NEWS of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Everything else compared to the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ, is fake news.  There is no other news as great as God's Love for us in this world !

​Because FAKE NEWS is such a BREAKING news headline nowadays,  let all media news be a warning...if it's breaking news,  it's probably not so breaking news.  It's more than likely going to be about more fake news.  HOW can we tell what is true news and what is fake news? 

​1) Consider the source number one.  Does the news line up with scripture or not?  If the news even sounds too good to be true,  then it's probably fake, but not always.  2) Test every spirit to know the difference from what you hear.   IN THESE LAST DAYS, " Jesus Christ warns us to be careful.  Be not deceived."  Matthew 24:4.

​I believe we are seeing first hand around the world, the blooming of evil everywhere allowed by God, so that prophesy will be fulfilled as " Prophesy of the Last Days just before the judgment " Day of our Lord." 

The scariest thing that God is showing me,  is that judgment on Christ's church,  on the Christians  and so called followers of Christ is coming upon the church of Christ and Christians RIGHT NOW !  As unbelievers watch what is happening to the "So Called" Christians,  they are seeing as a witness to God's glory that unless we as believers in Christ are living up to God's expectations of all of us, when the storms in life come,  when evil attacks,  only those who live and trust in Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God with all their heart, will truly survive today's crisis's in the world.   These crisis's in the world are the very threat that Christianity is a fake religion and that if God were a loving God, everyone, no matter what they have done in their lives and no matter what false god or false teaching they have followed and believe in, everyone will still be allowed into the Kingdom of Heaven in the end.  But we know this is not true news.  There is a heaven and a hell that we all must choose where and what price we must pay.

​There is a punishment for refusing the Son of God,  Jesus Christ as your own savior and Lord.  There is a reward of heaven with God forever  if we will bind ourselves in love in a relationship with God on His terms and not our own terms-our obedience to God's commands for us through Jesus Christ,  the only mediator between God and man.  (1 Tim. 2:5.)

This is very clear in the bible, especially as we can see over the history of man, through the ages  when God's people rebelled against Him.  When they turned to worship false gods and idols,  to live rebellious immoral lives,  they paid a heavy price.  These people created by God in God's own image were destroyed by God because of their many sins against God.  They were destroyed by their enemies or literally by the hand of God.  Examples of God destroying sinful people were in the Great flood in the days of Noah, (Genesis ch. 6-9,) and when God sent fire and brimstone down on Sodom and Gomorrah, (Genesis chapter 19.) 

Beloved,  we are there once again,  but this time, it's the last rebellion before the very end of the world as we know it.  There is a new Heaven and a New Earth just around the corner of time,  about to descend down to the earth.  Isaiah 65:17, 20; 66:22 talks about a New Heaven and a New Earth as well as Revelation 21:1.

​Finally, 2 Peter 3:11-13 puts the TRUE NEWS on the line for all believers everywhere, " But we who believe in Christ are looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God,  because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning and the elements will melt with intense heat!  But according to His promise we are looking for a new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells." 

Many/most Christians,  I am sad to say,  are not obeying the Holy Spirit in this direct command today.  Many pastors are not preaching the Kingdom of God to be understood by their own congregations.  So neither they nor their congregations are by personal example/witness nor by teaching their children to be looking forward and hastening the coming day of our Lord's return any time  soon.   These Christians do not believe that Jesus Christ could come any time soon.  I've talked with some pastors who don't believe that Christ could possibly come for another 250 to 500 years from now based on past history in the church.   Hmmm.

When This Final day does come very soon,  the Day of the Lord will not be a good day for those so called Christians when He returns.  "  But Lord, didn't we do all these things for you and in your name?  " Depart from me you evil doers,  I know you not."​  This will not be fake news for those Christians in name only.   It will be a sad day in the Kingdom of God for those who turned from Christ in the day of testing....

​I pray that we will all be praying for the world to be looking forward to the coming day of our Lord and the New Heaven and New Earth as preached by Peter in 2nd Peter 3:11thru 13,  in Jesus Mighty Name!  AMEN

​Mark

02/18/2017-GOD RAISED YOU UP WITH CHRIST AND SEATED YOU WITH HIM IN HEAVENLY REALMS-EPHES 2:6

If indeed you have been born again,  the reality of living in Heavenly Realms with Christ Jesus should be nothing new to you.  Your faith in Christ TODAY will take you to new levels of reality in Christ  that the apostles experienced with Christ as He walked with them and talked with them over 2,000 years ago.

​Today, " you have the authority, beloved, of Jesus Christ living in you, when you were baptized in the Holy Spirit and you received the  Spirit of Christ into your own heart.  You became a New Creation in Christ Jesus. " Romans 8:9,10,11. 

THE POWER OF FAKE NEWS TO DECEIVE EVEN THE CHOSEN ELECT IF...

This is huge in our Christian walk today.  Pray to the Father that the Holy Spirit give you the gift of the Spirit of discernment,  the supernatural power to know without a shadow of doubt what spirit you are encountering, whether it is from the Lord or if the spirits you're encountering are from evil spirits or just human thoughts. 

KNOW THIS, "The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness,  goodness,  faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law."  Galatians 5:22, 23.   The fruit of the flesh is, " idolatry and witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy, drunkenness, orgies and the like.  I warn you,  as I did before,  that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."  Apostle Paul to the Christians in Galatians, chapter 5: verses 20 and 21.

​Jesus warned us that in the last days there would be a great and powerful deceptive power on the earth.  (Matthew 24:4) " Watch out that no one deceive you."  The Apostle Paul warns us too that in the last days, " The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works.  He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie.  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."  2 Thessalonians 2: 9,10.

​Both Jesus and the Apostle Paul warn us of a deceiving power in the last days that comes straight from satan and will deceive those who refuse to believe in the Truth that would save them,  but would rather take pleasure in believing the lie of satan.   Beloved,  I am here today to tell you that we are living in that day as I speak,  that lie Jesus and Paul were talking about is in most of the headline news everyday now.  FAKE NEWS !  News networks want to give you bias political news that simply is not truth.  The news is distrustful,  full of lies and poison to our minds.  If you are going to watch the news on TV, TEST THE SPIRIT with the word of God.  Does the spirit of the news contain any resemblance of the  Holy Spirit,  the fruits of the spirit as shared earlier in this article from Galatians 5:22, 23 ?  Or,  does the news bear fruit from the pit of hell, containing every deception to fool you, deceive you or trick you in believing wrong is right or right is wrong? (Check with the fruits of the flesh in Galatians 5:20 and 21.)

FAKE NEWS is stealing peoples minds like never before.  Not just telling lies about the true news, but, feeding lies to people watching or reading the fake news that things that are evil are good and the things that are good are evil.  God is allowing this deception to take place .  By this deception that good is evil and evil is good, God is separating the sheep from the goats.  Unless one knows the Word of God and is diligently seeking God's Truth,  testing the spirits of everything they hear or read,  they would be deceived too.

​Be careful with your life beloved. Watch Out, Guard your heart in what you watch on TV, videos and all of what the media is feeding the world..  Be careful what you listen to.  Test all Spirits as though your very life depended on testing all spirits.  Treat every moment in your walk as though it were a matter of life and death.  Teach those around you to PRAY IN ALL THINGS YOU DO.  And, don't forget to do the same,  pray in ALL THINGS !

​Pray for our government leaders as though they were your brothers and sisters in the Lord.  They need all our prayers.  They are constantly all under attack by the evil one.  Pray for the grace and mercy of our Heavenly Father to be with them in protection for themselves and their families, in Jesus name.  Lord bless our leaders with wisdom that only comes from you.  Protect them with your mighty warring angels Father, in Jesus name.  Thank you Father for hearing our prayers and bringing your will on earth as it is in Heaven.  We praise your Holy name forever!  Thank you Heavenly Father.  Thank you Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit. Thank you for your Love, your JOY and your strength, in the name of Jesus Christ your Son and our Lord.  AMEN.

​Mark

02/17/2017-THE LORD INHABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE

" But thou art holy,  O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel."  Psalm 22:3

Where will you find God more ?  In the middle of the praises of his people.  Praise the Lord!  

In these Last Days, when everything seems to be unwinding and falling apart on what seems to be it's own, when darkness begins to darken the land, where do you turn to find the Lord?  I believe that we don't have to look very far at all.  You see, even though things seem chaotic, going out of control...just remember, The Lord is always in full control.  There is no one like the Lord.  And because God is supreme over all every where, there is no end to the praises we can bestow upon the Lord.  The Lord is worthy of all of our praise when?  All of the time!  That's right, All of the time.

The bible says that we enter into the gates of the Lord's temple with thanksgiving.  If you are feeling out of touch with the Lord,  try thinking of all the things you can be thankful for...like breathing without thinking about it. Thank the Lord for the sun which keeps us warm and makes the plants grow giving us food and oxygen.  Thank the Lord for all life around us, the birds that sing.  Thank the Lord for making us so wonderfully complex, creating each of us with such unique details that make us who we are...DNA.

Then we enter into the Lord's courts with Praise.  Praise is the exultation of raising our hands to the sky and praising the Lord with a thankful heart and a joyful loud sound, praises.  This is where " the Lord inhabits the praises of His people."  The Lord God Almighty loves the praises of His people. " For the LORD is good and His love endures forever,  His faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100:4-5.

Draw close unto the Lord,  and He will draw close to you. "  James 4:8.  That is a huge secret to being close to the Lord God Almighty, our Heavenly Father. Yes, draw close to Jesus while He may be found beloved.  When you make the first effort, the Lord will always return the efforts with His blessings.  AMEN!  The Peace of the Lord be with you.

​Mark

02/16/2017-CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

" You just call on my name, and you know where ever I am, I'll come running, to be with you again... You've Got a Friend."  written by Carol King, 1971.

I was twenty years old when Carol King came out with this song.  It was a very powerful song in my early walk with Jesus.  Her song, " You've Got a Friend" spoke to my heart about Jesus.  We have this supernatural friend, Jesus. that no matter what, if you called out His name, He would be there again.  And again,  and again...now matter what your need was.

Scripture tells us the same, that Jesus is our friend.  Not only our friend, but our brother.  What other god can have the relationship with you that is so intimate that you can be assured that you will be treated like a friend, who wants to be a brother to you.

When I was younger, MUCH younger, I worked for a utility company.  It was a natural gas company in Seattle, Washington, USA.  We always called before we dug.  The reason why was because there were also other utilities in the area of our gas mains and services.  When we called in for a utility check, it was just one phone call that we made then all the utilities would come out to our location and do a check and mark with spray paint where their utility was located.  Many times, before we dug, we would have power, water, sewer, cable TV, phone all in the same location as our gas main or service.  If that were the case, depending on how close they were to our gas line, they would have to stand by while we dug, just in case we cut into one of their lines while we dug up our line.  Rarely did we ever hit a line, but when we did, it was alwasy a scramble to quickly have a repairman there to fix the break.

In the same way, Jesus is just a prayer away in most cases.  In the others, He is already with us.  God is all knowning, so there is nothing He is not aware of.  Trusting God is much more effective if you know that God is with us no matter what.  But, it's important that we know He is with us, so prayer is the link to knowing that Our Heavenly Father really cares about us, as well as our friend and brother, Jesus Christ.

I know that no matter what...God is always in control!  Thank you Jesus!

Blessed be the name of the Lord.

​Mark

02/14/2017-BEFORE YOU CAN LOVE SOMEONE, YOU FIRST MUST KNOW THEM

"If you Love me, do as I command you to do."  Jesus Christ

Love is a BIG, BIG Truth.  As most of you know, there are different types of love.  There is the Agape Love that comes from God.  God's Love is pure Love.  The bible says, " God is Love."  We can not love as God commands us to without first knowing God, and knowing His Love.  Knowing God's Love should always be our goal in life and the source of our life.  We CAN NOT love without experiencing God's LOVE first.  We know that the Word of God is alive and Living.  So if God's Word is alive and Living, God's Word should give us power to experience God's Love and relay God's Love back to God!  

In One Word,  Jesus is God's Love.  The secret to Living a Spirit filled, God Blessed Life, is knowing Jesus Christ and how Jesus Christ is every ounce of God's Love given to the world.  If we know Jesus Christ, we can learn quickly, in an instant,  what the Spirit is saying about Love.  We know God's Love for all mankind by the scripture John 3:16.  " For God So Loved The World, That He Gave His One and Only Son To The World, That Through His Son, JESUS CHRIST, All That Believe In Jesus Christ Would Have Ever Lasting Life."

Pretty much sums things up on Love...except, God's first commandment to Us from Christ is: " Love the Lord your God with your whole Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength."  This is impossible without having Christ in you/us, without having God's Love in you.  

Then, Jesus tells us, after we Love God with everything in our being, to Love our Neighbor as our self.  We become a conduit of God's Love IN US, to pouring out God's Love in us to everyone around us.  Amen!

The Bible is FULL of God's Love and how to be full of God's Love, through Jesus Christ.  One of my favorite books in the Bible is John 15.  First because Jesus says that He is the very source of Life for us in, " I am the vine and you are the branches."  Jesus is the Vine and you and I are the branches.  Growing up on a farm, we had two orchards, an apricot orchard and a peach orchard.  We also grew grapes.  So, I understand that the life of the branches comes directly from the vine.  So it is with us who are really in Christ Jesus.  Our very life, our very reality comes from Jesus Christ.  Our sole purpose in life is to be filled with Christ so that we, as branches of Christ the vine, that we can go and bear fruit.   Bear fruit not for ourselves,  but for others...we are fruit of the Spirit of God, for others.

Today, meditate on the Vine being Christ in you and meditate on how we are here on earth to be branches of Christ to bear the fruit of life to the rest of the world.

May the Lord's Love be a blessing to you this day and then may you be a blessing to the Lord and others bearing the fruit of Christ, Love for others.

Mark

02/13/2017-WE ALL WANT TO HEAR FROM GOD WHEN IT'S CONVENIENT TO US

"Speak,  for your servant hears."  1 Samuel 3: 10.

Today's devotional reading from My Utmost is very revealing.  You might say, " I never hear from God !"  Really?  We have this unique gift of blocking out things we do not want to hear.  Often times, we block out what God is telling us because,  as Oswalt Chambers says, " We don't WANT to hear from God about what He thinks."  We see this in today's reading.

I have to agree.  We can rationalize what we hear to " I think I'm hearing, but not really sure," so I'm going to put off doing what " I think I should do" or " What I think I hear God telling me to do now."

We all need to learn to take things one step at a time.  Multi-tasking in our relationship with Christ is NOT part of the deal.  " Being still," is still the speed that most things get done right in God's will. Psalm 46:10.  Take time to read the entire Psalm 46 and see for yourself, that even though the world may seem to be whirling out of control,  full of chaos, if we can be still, we will see that GOD IS STILL ALWAYS IN CONTROL OF THE UNIVERSE !

Bless the LORD Oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name !

Mark

02/12/2017-THE MIND IS THE STRONGEST YET THE WEAKEST MUSCLE IN THE HUMAN BODY

"You Lord,  will keep him in perfect peace, whose MIND is stayed on thee,  because he puts his trust in YOU.  Isaiah 26:3."

Our mind is very vulnerable, no matter how disiplined we might think we have trainned it to be.  I am reminded almost daily of how things could have gone had I only listened to my own thoughts.​  Jeremiah the prophet has this to say about the mind, " The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,  and desperately wicked.  Who really knows how bad it is?  But I,  the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives.  I give all people their due rewards,  according to what their actions deserve."  Jeremiah 17:9, 10.

​If we care about our minds and the real condition of our minds,  there is only one hope for us.  Paul says in 2 Corinthians 10:5,  " You should seek to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." 

How do we do this? 

Through Christ in us.  Our total willful submission to the Spirit of Christ in us.  " Put on the mind of Christ," 1 Corinthians 2:16. and " Do not conform to the pattern of this world,  but be transformed by the renewing of your MIND.  Then you will be able to learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."  Romans 12:2.

​Beloved in Christ.  If we truly want to have our mind,  our hearts to live in captivity to the obedience of Christ, we can do only one thing according to the will of Christ our Lord...die to self.  Crucify our flesh, to the obedience of Christ our Lord.  We can only give up, pray for a death experience in our own will. ( which is to live according to our own desires, which keep us out of God's will. ) There is no other way beloved. 

" The Good News of God is in the gospel,  for in it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (that's the rest of us)  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,  as it is written, " The righteous shall live by faith."  Romans 1: 16, 17. Apostle Paul

​Paul goes on to tell us in the following verses in Romans 1: 18 thru 20 about the wrath of God that will be heaped upon the ungodly,  the unrighteousness of men for suppressing the truth.  He goes on to say that since creation, all men have clearly perceived that God has shown them His reality and that no one can escape His wrath saying they didn't know of Him.  This  is very clearly stated here in Romans !

​Beloved, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  Repentance is what the LORD God Almighty seeks from us, and to believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ unto Salvation. 

Then, the real work begins for those who believe in Yeshua (Jesus) Messiah.  To " share the Good News of God,  the gospel of Jesus Christ,  Son of God,  Crucified on a cross for the remission of sin to set all men free from their sin and that Jesus Christ will bring all who believe in Him to everlasting life with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven," to all the world around us.  AMEN! Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

​Mark

02/11/2017-IS THE LIGHT YOU'RE LIVING IN REALLY LIGHT AND NOT DARKNESS

Jesus Christ, "But if your eyes are evil, your whole body will be full of darkness.  And if the only light you have is really darkness,  then you have the worst darkness...Oh how dark is the darkness."  Matthew 6:23. 

For the first three or four years after I gave my life to Christ,  even though I had wanted to be a born again Christian, I wasn't doing a very good job of being born again.  My biggest problem at the time was not spending much time alone with Christ,  either in pray or in time reading the scriptures.  I was still living a very worldly centered life with sin still on my throne.

It didn't take long for me to realize that I was struggling with the elementary things in life again...soulish sin.  I needed power in my walk as a follower of Christ.  I needed to be made completely new again from the inside out.  The reality of my life in those first few years of my new Christian life was not much of a new Christian life at all.  I needed a transforming experience like Paul had on the road to Damascus. I really did!  Even though I had given my life to Jesus Christ,  I had taken it back, yes, I had taken my life back to do my own thing with my life.  I had not yet experienced the Fire of the Holy Spirit in my life at this point of my Christian walk.

​This is where I experienced what Jesus was talking about when He said, " But if your eyes are evil,  your whole body will be full of darkness...and the light you think you see is really darkness.  Oh how dark is that darkness."  Matthew 6:23.

​I needed the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire in my life !  What a difference in my life the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire would make in a Supernatural transformation of my spirit in my life.  The consuming FIRE of the Holy Spirit came into my life and real supernatural things started to happen.  I began to have a hunger and thirst for God's word that I had never had before.  I began to wake up in the middle of the night after dreams where God was speaking to me,  I began to have godly desires I had never had before,  to go to church, to get up early in the mornings to spend time with Jesus before going to work. 

​I remember early on as a new Christian praying one time that God would take away these lustful thoughts that kept terrorizing me.  Then, that same night, I woke up in the middle of the night smelling what smelled like burning hamburger.  Little did I  know,  what I smelled burning was in the spirit realm and was my own soulish self,  my own fleshly heart. 

In order for God to have His way in my life,  the prayer I had prayed the evening before going to bed for God to take away my lustful thoughts,  that was what was necessary in order to allow the Holy Spirit to begin to bring Truth into my heart.   The fire of the Holy Spirit burning the dead dross from my sinful heart.

The Truth was the Fire of Christ,  the very presence of Christ had come into my heart.  With the presence of Jesus Christ in my heart, through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the consuming fire of Christ was allowed to begin to burn out flesh that had blocked me from a victorious life as a born again, Holy Spirit filled New Creation in Christ Jesus.  That is the best discription I can give you of what began to happen in my life to begin the process of ending the power of the walk in the flesh and a New Holy Ghost power in my New walk in the Spirit,  as Paul the apostle talks about in the book of Romans. 

Back to the story of smelling the burning smell in the middle of the night...

I tried to get up out of bed and couldn't.  At the same time, I felt like I had muscle cramps in my legs, in my arms, in my back...all over my body all at once.  I was in dire painfrom the cramps all night long.  During this time,  I also discovered that my prayer tongue was flowing very easily from my mouth.  When I prayed in my prayer tongue, (heavenly language) the prayers were very effective in stopping much of the pain I was experiencing.  So this went on all night long.  The next morning, I felt the need to use the bathroom.  I started to get up out of bed, but as I did, I felt this extreme pain shoot through out my entire body as I attempted to get up out of bed.  I said, " What is going on Lord?"  The Lord then said to me in what seemed like an audible voice,"  I'm not done with you yet.  I am now going to teach you to be obedient to my word.  Don't do anything unless I give you permission to."  " Yes Lord,"  I said.

​So, I laid back down and my body went back into this excruciating pain of convulsing and muscle spasms throughout my entire body.  Even my skull seemed to sound like it was cracking and stretching.  My joints were popping also,  popping in and out of joint it seemed.  My neck was popping like splitting wood.

​This went on all the day long.  Then, like in the eye of a hurricane,  there was a calm.  I laid there and fell asleep for a while.  When I awoke,  I felt completely refreshed.  I started to get up,  lifting myself up off my bed when suddenly,  I was pushed back down to the bed by what seemed like a strong hand.  Then I heard a voice say, " What are you doing?  You need to ask me if you can get up out of bed."  So I asked, " Lord, May I get up out of bed ?"  "Yes you may,"  I heard the Lord say. 

​So I got up and went up stairs to use the bathroom.  As I was leaving the bathroom, I realized I hadn't had anything to eat in about twenty four hours.  I went to the kitchen refrigerator and opened the door.  There was an apple sitting all by it's self on the top shelf.  I hadn't seen it there before.  I reached to pick the apple up to eat it when I heard the voice of the Lord say, " Did I say you could eat the apple?"  "No Lord."  " Put the apple back down and return to your bed," I heard the Lord say.  I set the apple down and closed the refrigerator door.  "No problem Lord."

​I walked down the hallway, went down the stairs to the basement where my room was and returned to my bed.  Just as soon as I got all snuggled into my comfortable warm bed,  I took a big sigh.  "OK Lord,  what's next, I asked?"  Then, I heard the Lord chuckle.  He said, " Now you can eat the apple." 

Oh did that make me happy.  I said, "  Thank you Lord," and bounced out of bed and ran all the way out of my room, up the stairs and to the refrigerator.  I opened the door and there,  sitting on the top shelf was that big dark red delicious apple.  It was sitting there seeming as though it's whole purpose in life was to be there at that exact moment for me to eat it. 

​So, I picked up that big beautiful red apple, took it to the sink and washed it off and sat down at the table to eat it.  I don't think I had ever given so much thought to ," Just eating an apple."  

I then took the apple and lifted it up to my mouth.  I bit slowly into the apple, and suddenly, like the apple was under pressure,  apple juice came gushing out of the apple into my mouth and began to dribble down the side of my face to my chin.  It was not only the juiciest Red Delicious apple I had ever bit into,  it was the SWEETEST apple I had ever eaten.  As I began to chew the apple meat in my mouth,  the first bite just kept giving juice each time I chewed down on the bite.  It never seemed to get smaller,  even after each chew.  This release of the sweetest apple juice went on for what seemed like minutes before the first bite was chewed up.  I then took the second bite.  The same thing happened!  Juice came pouring out of the apple at the second bite.  The bite chewed the same way as the first bite, and the third bite, and so on until the apple was completely eaten.  It easily took a half hour or more to eat that Red delicious apple that day.

What an experience that apple was.  Thank you Jesus for such an Amazing experience with that ONE apple you saved just for me.  Every since that day,  when I read the verse, "Taste and see that the Lord is Good,"  (Psalm 34:8) I can't help but think about that apple the Lord blessed me with that day.

WOW!  It wouldn't have been such a big deal,  except I grew up in apple orchard country in Eastern Washington where apples grew every where, including in our own yard.  I ate apples from the time I was a young child and never gave eating an apple a second thought, ever.

​So this experience was one that really stood out for me, to help me realize that the presence of Jesus in my life is real and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is very real also with signs and wonders of the change in our lives from Christ in us, through the Holy Spirit.  Did the baptism of the Holy Spirit come to me when I first believed in Jesus Christ?  NO, He did not come automatically.  Jesus wants us to understand that rarely does anything come automatically to someone He has chosen to reveal Himself to.  We have to have a burning desire first,  that really comes from the presence of Christ in our heart to experience and receive the filling of the Holy Spirit.  God does not usually give a new believer the full dose of God the Holy Spirit,  unless they are ready and willing for the Holy Spirit to be filled up in them.

​Did you already experience the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in your life?  If not, is this an experience you would like to experience with Jesus Christ,  the Son of the Living God the Father Almighty?  Are you willing to die from your self, your flesh, to take upon yourself the presence of God's Spirit to come and live in your life for ever?  If the answer is yes and you feel the desperate desire to give your life over to Jesus to now take control of your direction in life, then you are ready to enter into the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  I would suggest that you begin to pray for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and then wait upon the Lord for someone to come along in your life who has had this experience and knows who can pray with you to lead you to the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is a Holy Process that ONLY Jesus Christ,  through His Spirit can conduct over you.

​Yes,  the baptism of the Holy Spirit is that big of a deal !  Read right now in ACTS 19,  just how big of a deal Paul believed the baptism of the Holy Spirit really is. 

Blessings to you beloved in Christ!

​Mark

02/08/2017-GOD IS LOVE...EXPERIENCING LOVE IS EXPERIENCING GOD

"Whoever does not love, does not know God because God is Love."  1 John 4:8.   " This is Love: not that we loved God,  but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends,  since God so loved us,  we also ought to love one another."  1 John 4:10,11.

This morning,  I've been praying about and thinking about how after realizing how much God really loves me, not really knowing how much He loves me as in the depth of His Love, but knowing what the Word of God says about how God gave His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for my sins so that I could spend eternity in Heaven with God the Father Almighty, Jesus, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit and all the saints forever in an eternal life of bliss and paradise beyond anything we could ever imagine.  Revelation 20 and 21 give me a good idea of what Heaven will be like, it's reality will be even so much more powerful than any of us can imagine.

I can't help but think about God's Love and how powerful God's Love is.  I know that God's Love is found partly in His touch, His healing touch.  All our life we have experienced deep in our soul the pain of this world and what it has done not only in our lives but in the lives of those around us.  And, because of the days we are in, through media and TV, we see first hand everyday on the news, on the internet, and on youtube what the rest of the world is suffering through.  To think that God's Love, expressed through Jesus Christ has the power to heal those inner pains and sorrows we all have held, some of which we have held all of our lives.

Brothers and Sisters,  we are living right now in a time when we don't know what will happen from day to day. With wars and rumors of wars about us everyday, especially today, that is the talk I hear among the young people almost every day.  Of course they are worried that they will never see a full life.  The threat of all out World War 3 is hovering over everyone's head each day, but even more so over the young people's heads.

What can we do about it?

We can pray.  We can read God's Word more for understanding and wisdom.  We can pray specifically for things that God tells us we need to pray for, and whom God wants us to pray for.  What we see in the physical world around us is much more of a reality of what's going on in the spirit realm.  Evil is running it's course to take as many people with her as it can straight to hell,  and evil is doing a good job of doing just that right now throughout the entire world.  The distractions,  the deception, the lies of the evil one are much more powerful than what we can understand.  The Holy Bible says though, " Where evil abounds...Grace from God abounds all the more!"  Romans 5:20.

I don't know about you,  but nothing in this world is worth giving up the salvation and redemption that I get through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.  All people everywhere can experience this wonderful grace that abounds all the more, through the perfect will of God our Father in that through His great Love for us, Christ died for us, that we might be totally saved from the devils plan for all mankind, to drag as many people into eternal hell forever.  Please, don't let that happen to you or anyone you might know who doesn't seem to care about their eternal future.  May the Love and Salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ be a reality in your life and all whom you know, in Jesus name.

The Peace and Joy of the Lord be with you today and every day, in Jesus Name.

​Mark

02/07/2017-DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR

"Therefore, my beloved, flee from the worship of idols."  1 Corinthians 10:14.  " Dear children,  keep yourself from idols."   1 John 5:21 ( Keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts.) New Living Translation.

If you want to hear God's voice,  you CAN NOT worship idols.  Period.  Idol worship, as you might already know, is against God's will for you to be/remain free.  " I don't worship false gods, idols or anything like that,"  you might say.  Really.  That might be possible, if you are a monk in a far away monistary, maybe...  That's an extreme, but, let's look at what idols are out there that we may not even know exist, but before we do,  we all know the obvious idols, carvings or statues of gods.  

What modern day idols could we have that ROB God of our time each day toward Him.  Our God is a jealous God. If we only knew how much Love God wants to spend on us.  What items in our life make God less than #1 in our life?

As a teacher in high school, I see many idols each day that we could all be guilty of.  The idol of cell phones would rank right up there as number one.  How about sports?  Is your job an idol?  How about your spouse?  Maybe one of your children?  Where is your house in priorities? Maybe an automobile?  Working out?  How about fly fishing,  hunting or running?  What I'm trying to say is, almost any past time could become an idol depending on your priority of time spent with that past time.  What value do you place on any past time other than time spent with God?

Idols can fit in just about any category imaginable.  Anything that takes first priority in your life each day could be an idol.  

What do you first think about after you wake up in the morning and how much do you continue to think about this one thing?  You may be a pastor, or a worship leader in your church.  Is your job for God consuming all of your time?  

Having been a worship leader, I KNOW the job of worship leader can consume at times about all of your thoughts for days on end.  The music becomes  more about performance, more important than what the music is intended for, to worship God.  This is not true with many worship leaders,  but watch out...the Holy Spirit is often grieved by a worship team/leader who spend more effort into being a polished performance with all the colored lights, backgrounds, fog machines and special effects to please men,  than a heart to simply please God the Holy Spirit in true worship.

So, if we are worshiping idols (whether we know we are or not) more than we worship God, I know you will not hear God's voice speaking to you.

Repent of any sin, known or unknown that might be keeping you from hearing God's voice.  Obedience is really what God wants from us,  THEN, we will begin to hear God's voice clearly.

Most of us have wandered so far from God by our own ignorance to His ways, by not reading the WORD of God NEARLY enough each day,  no wonder it's so hard  to tell what God expects of us in obedience.  Most of us can use a huge dose of repentance to clear the air before going into prayer before the Lord God Almighty.

I've found that most of us are number one, guilty of being thankless to God.  Yes!  We tend to complain that God doesn't answer our prayer requests.  Yeah, like we have this long list of, " I want this, then I want that, and when you give me those, then I want another....the list goes on."  God says, " What I want is obedience and thanksgiving."  Romans 1:21 says, " They knew me as God, but they refused to praise me, to worship me and thank me."  In todays society, many of us, Yes, many of us Christians have put Almighty God on the back shelf and pull Him out on Sunday, just to show everyone we "Love God Soooooo much."  Give God a break.  Do we really think He is fooled ?  But, even so,  His Love is so great, He loves us when we use Him anyway.  He loves us so much that while we were still sinners, " Christ died for us."  Think about this.  How much do we really love God?

How much do we really feel we could spend with God Almighty, the King and Lord of the Heavens and the earth.  The Lord holds the keys to Heaven for all.  Let's get real !

02/05/2017-LISTEN TODAY FOR THE VOICE OF GOD TO SPEAK TO YOU

" Today, you must listen for His voice.  Don't harden your heart against God as Israel did when they rebelled..."  Hebrews 3:7, 8.

God's voice can be heard all over the earth and by anyone.  There are only a few requirements on our part in order to hear God's voice clearly.  One is that we don't harden our hearts against God.  The writer of Hebrews talks about how Israel hardened their hearts against God when they were living in rebellion against God.  They were consumed by sin in their lives.  They were worshiping false idols in their lives, offering up their children to the false god of Malik, Baal and others.

​Why are most people in our world unable to hear the voice of a loving God who created them with the desire to share eternal life with them in Heaven?  It's for the same cause as with the Israelites back in Moses day. 

The enemy satan has plugged the ears of people today with evil influences of the world and beyond.  The same thoughts and desires that were rebellious to Almighty God the Father's desires for the Israelites back then as now.  Immorality is stronger than ever in our world today.  People's sexual imaginations having gone so far beyond the laws of nature, to say the least.  Sacrificing helpless unborn babies to an evil god, for the explicit purpose of inconvenience of a pregnancy with few exceptions, caused by casual sex for the sake of self gratification without any consideration of the consequences of sexual intercourse, plain and simple.

​Since Rowe vs Wade in 1973, over 60 million unborn babies have been senselessly slaughtered, murdered by their mothers.  Satan has been at the heart of their choice to make that critical decision of choosing to give life or to end that life in their womb.  According to the Word of God, even a unbeliever has a conscience of thought between right and wrong.  Make no mistake,  God is clear about what killing is.  You don't have to rely on human interpretation of when life begins and ends.

​So statistics are very clear about the number of unborn babies killed since 1973.  What was not recorded was the number of children those aborted children were prevented from having in the normal course of life,  from being born to them.  The total number of lives exterminated by callous women were even more than doubled from the actual number of unborn babies killed since 1973.  But,  even so, with 60,000,000 actual deaths record of aborted babies since 1973, the numbers of purposeful deaths by human hands has exceeded the number of Jews killed by Hitler by over ten times and growing each minute of each day in America alone by 180 abortions per minute.  Satan always goes after the children first to direct his will in a society, a nation.

​Father God,  forgive us this day our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us,  in Jesus name,  Amen.

​Our hearts are hardened by unrepented sin.  If you want to hear God's voice, we must first seek God's face, repent of our sin and pray with a sincere heart.  Then God will forgive us of our sin and heal our land.  2 Chronicals 7:14

02/04/2017-SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD FIRST

" Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all things will be added unto you."  Matthew 6:33.

This is what the Lord gave me for us today...a word of the Lord for today's priority.  It's not about the Super Bowl,  America's most ungodly event of the year.  It's about seeking the deepest relationship ever in our lives with Jesus Christ through a desire that comes only from Our Almighty Father God,  which He gives to us today that can change our lives forever.  All we need to do is ask Your Almighty Father for the desire, and He is faithful to give to us... Ask and it shall be given to you. 

( Please read February the 3rd's message.  This is a hard word for Christians and secular alike on Feb. 3rd )

Did you ever wonder why Jesus said to His disciples this  one thing should be your first priority in life, " Seek first, FIRST, FIRST...​THE KINGDOM OF GOD..."  There was a secret for the disciples in this statement. 

When Jesus tells his disciples something they need to really know, need to get right...He tells them what they should look for right NOW, but, there is more.  Much More.  They then must begin, through their own action, to search, dig, seek what Jesus was talking about right then and there.  If it was important enough,  Jesus followers wasted no time in finding out what Jesus was talking about,  what did Jesus mean.  As we see all through out scriptures,  if the disciples didn't get it,  they asked Jesus right away what these things meant while He was still with them.

​This is still true even today for us beloved.  While there is  much confusion and chaos going on all around us in the world in these end time days and a thousand are falling away to the left and ten thousand are falling to the right,  Jesus is still saying to us, " Seek first the Kingdom of God !" 

(Hint)  Where do we see the "Kingdom of God" talked about more than any place else?   In the Holy Bible?  And who do we hear preaching more about the " Kingdom of God," than anyone else?  Is it not Jesus?

​So,  when Jesus tells us to "seek the Kingdom of God" more than anything else, is He talking about a person, place or thing?  See how Jesus always expects us to do a little scratching,  searching, digging and seeking by ourselves.  This exercises of our spiritual muscles, the faith that God has given to us is very important to God.  God tells us just what we need to know,  but leaves the details up to us to figure out.  This Gives God all the glory.

Remember Jesus saying also,  " Seek and ye shall find...knock and the door will be opened... ask and it shall be given  to you."  Matthew 7:7,8.  These are AGAIN, all actions on our part.  Without our actions, we are mere puppets.  Without FAITH we can not please God. 

​The secret for us, we the followers in Jesus Christ today,  during these end time days...is to SEEK Jesus first.  To seek His presence.  To seek Him with all of our soul,  all of our body and all of our spirit.  To be DESPERATE FOR JESUS.  As we desperately seek Christ in every way possible, we will find ourselves in His presence in Heavenly Realms.  That is what Paul talks about in Ephesians 2, what we read in Hebrews 4, 6 and 10. We will find the Kingdom of God here and now while we eagerly wait for Jesus Christ to return to the earth and reign.  Jesus will open our eyes like a blind man and we will see all around us the Heavenly Realms of the Kingdom of God, right before us!  And, what's more, we will begin to see Jesus as He really is, with our spiritual eyes.  He is more than we could ever dream that He could be!  We also begin to smell Jesus and the Heavenly Realms,  something we also may have never thought of before.  The reality of Jesus can be so very real,  even now beloved.  Seek Jesus while He is close.  Your heart will become full.

​So, " Seek the Kingdom of God today,  through reading God's Word and worshiping Jesus and Father God through His Word.  Worship the Holy Spirit through the revelation of God's Word to us through divine revelation of the Holy Spirit-God breathed WORD."  Then " Seek God's Righteousness, which is ONLY found in Jesus Christ,  Yeshua Hamaschiach.  Then, " All things will be given unto you."  All things that God opens our eyes to that really have value, that truly have meaning in the Heavenly Realms that we are now living in here on this earth during the "end time days," just before Jesus returns for His Bride the Church.  We  are living in a time where the Good News of the Kingdom of God is being preached through out the world through example of Christ in us, rather than from a pulpit where so often than not,  the word of God falls on deaf ears.  PRAISE TO THE LIVING GOD,  Jesus the anointed one now and forever. " IF I BE LIFTED UP, I WILL DRAW ALL MEN TO ME." JOHN 12:32

​Mark

02/03/2017- THE FALL OF A DIVIDED NATION

" A nation divided can not stand."  Mark 3:25.

The self emposed curse of America right now is this notion by over 50% of it's people to oust the current administration headed by President of the United States, (or should I say the un-United States of America,) Donald Trump.   Remember,  Donald Trump did not " Just happen " to become president of the USA,  it was obviously God's will that Donald Trump become our 45th president. 

"God will not be mocked, whatsoever a man soweth, so shall he reap."  Galatians 6:7.

What ever the evil intentions of the liberal left is will spell in time, trouble not only for them in reaping their own curse, but demeaning for the unity of the whole nation of America.  What's at stake?   What the irreverent left is doing is divisive, it's hateful, it's demeaning, it's rebellious and ungodly, just to put it lightly.  Christians who are going along with the unholy agenda of these leftest liberals ( merely unrepentant sinners) need to step back and pray, without the influence of the emotions of the liberal minded terrorists like in Los Angeles, Oakland  and Berkeley, California, among al so other major cities through out the United States of America.  Uprisings are becoming city wide throughout the entire United States.  Democratic Politicians are crying out for support in tearing down the Trump administration right here and now while fake news and popular secular news media support their every effort to keep the nation ill informed and to weaken the very foundation of America to bring the entire nation to ruin.  It's a joint effort by evil forces, principalities and powers in high dark places, headed by the powers of darkness against the kingdom of God.

President Donald Trump is not acting on his own.  Our new president has a "TON" of Christian advisers, a " TON" more of advisers who know what government is all about, know the laws and how to interpret the national laws.  And, nearly half of the population of America are bible believing praying Christians who are praying according to God's will, " For Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,  on earth as it is in Heaven."

Let's get one thing straight in the name of Christ our Lord...our Heavenly Father will protect the president of the United States and His cabinet of advisers and their families.   The rebellious people who want to do harm and go against President Trump have the powers of our Heavenly Father and all heaven to deal with through their seed of rebellion.  " God will not be mocked by anyone, " especially the ill willed followers of satan who think they have an upper hand now...what a lie straight from hell.

In these end time days, we will see over and over again the opposite of Good through evil actions.  Satan knows his time is short now and which is being tested every day.  We are not going to see an easy transition of peace in the world ever again...that is what the Bible teaches us in End Time Day prophesy.  WE ARE IN the end time days beloved.  I hope you have gotten it by now...  I hope you know your bible enough to see and hear exactly where we are in the end time days bible timeline,  we are there.  Who knows how long until judgment day arrives, but it won't be long.

Things will not get better for the "world," or the "worldly."  CAIOS AND CONFUSION for the unbelievers, the worldly will continue until Jesus comes.  We can be sure of one thing as Christians, if we put our full trust in the Lord, we will overcome the darkness all around us.  

In the mean time, our calling from the Holy Spirit is to pray for ALL of the lost, the unbelievers in the world.   They need the Grace of the Almighty Father  to even hear the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and be saved. 

We have an obligation to our Heavenly Father, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to pray first for the rebellious in America that Almighty God bring revival to The United States of America under new President Donald J. Trump.  Then 2ndly,  to love our enemies throughout the world who do not know Jesus Christ,  who are possessed by an anti-Christ spirit,  and to pray that they too be delivered from evil and that the grace of God, open their eyes to see Jesus the Messiah of the whole world,  in Jesus name.

May the Lord our God protect Pres. Trump, his family and Mike Pence and His family, plus all of the new cabinet members and their families against the wiles of the devil and his evil co-horts today, in Jesus name.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

Mark

02/01/2017-BEING HUNGRY AND THIRSTY FOR GOD

" Man shall not live by bread alone..."  " Taste and see that the LORD is good !"  " Seek the LORD while HE is near you! "   Matthew 4:4, Psalm 34:8, Isaiah  55:6.

In these last days,  as we have mentioned before, the powers of darkness would like to keep you in the dark about what their scheme really is to do with you.  As long as you don't know what your ETERNAL destiny is, and as long as they can keep you so busy in pursuit of your own agenda for today, your own pleasure and self satisfaction from your own desires, your own glory...you have no clue as to what they are setting you up for.  ( Clue, it's a big fall into the wrong hands.) 

​Satan is much more clever than human wisdom. ( We are not warring against flesh and blood, but principalities and powers in high places.)  If Satan can help you stay busy doing things that even make you feel good, humanitarian good works,  even the good you think you are doing to please  God can be destructive.  Unless the Lord builds the house, those who labor, work in vain.  Psalm 127:1

​Here is the secret.  Our first obligation each day is to draw close to the LORD.  Before you and I even put on our day, we NEED to feed our spirit with the word of God, " Man does not live by bread alone...taste and see that the LORD is GOOD!"  Our spirit is weak until we turn to the Lord for our strength.  It's like breathing.  We breath without even thinking about it.  We should be so entwined with the Holy Spirit in our lives that at first light in the morning, when we first awaken..." Good Morning Jesus " should be automatic, AMEN.  Seek the LORD while He may be found.  God's desire is for you more than our normal desire is for Him.  The LORD says, " I will never leave you nor forsake you."  Deuteronomy 31:6.

​DO NOT BECOME SO BUSY IN YOUR DAILY LIFE THAT YOU FORGET THE LORD YOUR GOD.  YOUR next step toward the Kingdom of God is at your feet right now...draw close to the Lord.  Read His word. Taste and see that the Lord is good, then pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lead your every step in the direction that the Lord's will intends for you to go.

May the LORD be with you beloved,  in all you do today.

Read Psalm 91 and Psalm 34 when you can today.

​Mark

01/30/2017- KEEP LIFE SIMPLE

" Do Not Worry About Your Life...If God so clothes the grass of the field....will He not much more clothe you..."   Matthew 6:25 through 30.

When I was young boy growing up on the farm, my  father would wake my older brother Mike (year and a half older) and I early in the morning on Saturdays and in the summer with this statement,  " Wake up you lazy bones...there's work to be done and we're burning daylight.  The day's already half over, lets get up and get to work!"  Sound familiar?

​Dad made things sound worse that they really were.  We did have breakfast first before we hit the floor running to see who would be the first out the door.  Dad always had a list of things he wanted done before the end of the day, which was longer than a grown man could do in a week, I might add,  but that was my Dad.  He was awesome and everyone liked Dad.  He was a great organizer as you might have picked up...and a good motivator also.  We ended up knocking off usually after about 6 or 7 hours of hard work, but never worked too hard.  The list would carry over until the next working day.  We did rest on Sundays, so that was always a day to look forward to.

​As I grew older, I tended to drift away from my Dad's work habits and became more of a dreamer.  I would start my days out slower with more time spent pondering the " what if's in life."  

I'm thankful that I learned good work ethics from my Dad growing up,  they have helped me throughout my entire life.​  The one thing my Dad did show all of the nine brothers and sisters in our family,  try to keep things simple.  Don't worry about the things you can't change.

Growing up on the farm in the late 50's and 60's,  things were much different than what they are today.  Our modern technology back then was a wall telephone and a 15 inch black and white TV.  We had one channel,  NBC,  which came on at 6 AM and went off at 11PM.  We all ate dinner around the supper table at the same time each night and we all went to bed at 9 PM on school nights.  The whole family went to church together on Sundays,  we sat together and we went home together after church. 

That's how it was back in those days with most families.  I knew that things were pretty modern even back in those days for some of us, but as for others even back then, they didn't believe in using anything electric or motorized.  We had a neighbor who used draft horses to plow fields all around us.  Talk about keeping things simple.

Mr. Whitten, our neighbor, would hire himself and his team of horses to plow in the spring and fall many of the fields near and far from him.  It always sounded so cool to hear Mr. Whitten moving his team of horses up the asphalt road early in the mornings, the sound of the horses hooves clopping on the road and the metal chains on the horse halters jingling as they walked along past our place.  Mr. Whitten was always looking straight ahead.  I wondered often what Mr. Whitten thought about as he walked his horses,  sometimes miles to a distant field to plow.

​From Matthew 6:25  to 30 is a secret to the Kingdom of God.  Resting from our toils is key to understanding the Kingdom of God.  Jesus made it clear that we needed to put on the thinking of a child to understand the things of the Kingdom of God.  In the same way in Matthew 6,  Jesus says that the flowers of the field were better clothed than King Solomon in all his glory and wealth.  Keep it simple is the message again.

​In todays world that we live in, "be not conformed to the pattern of this world,  but let God transform you into a NEW PERSON by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to know God's will for you,  which is good and pleasing and perfect to Him. "  Romans 12:2.

​So, What I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying in this word from the Lord today, is " Keep things simple..."​ God has more in store for us than we can ever know in this life.  Most,  if not all of what we need from the Lord today, is revealed by God Himself, through the Holy Spirit to us if we will wait, be still,  and know that He is God...be patient and listen for our Lord to speak instructions for us today.  If you don't hear His voice, keep waiting and praying until you finally hear the beautiful sound of being called by your name by Our Sweet Lord.

Like the grass or the flowers in the field... how they are dressed as they are, all living things get their life from God and bloom where they are planted. 

Are we blooming where God has planted us in these last days?  Let us quit asking God for more and more of the things of the world and realize just how much we already have in and through Jesus Christ.  " And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus."  Ephesians 2:6.  Let God raise us up with Christ Jesus into the Heavenly realms to meet Him there each day of our lives.  When you read the WORD OF GOD,  all things change for us through Christ Jesus our Lord. Praise our Most High God.

Read the Word of God each day.  Spend a quiet time alone each day before the Lord of Lords in His Holy Sanctuary and listen for God's special instructions for you today.  There you will find that secret hiding place we all are searching for in our entire lives and when we find it, we see that our time is shorter on this earth than what we had first thought compared to all eternity with Christ in Heaven.  Oh Happy Day that will be.  Come Lord Jesus, Come!

​Mark


01/26/2017-SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD TODAY!

" Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."  Matthew 6:33.

"Be not deceived" Jesus warns us," in these last days."  " There will be many false prophets rise up and shall deceive many people." Matthew 24:4,11, 24. 

How does a bank teller so easily spot a counterfeit bill?  Maybe you already know the answer...through handling many REAL bills each day.  So when a fake bill comes around, they can tell at first sight.  Then when they touch it, the touch confirms to them its counterfeit.

When  someone becomes so experienced in understanding the truth by spending time with the Truth more than not, when a lie comes along, you can spot the lie before it even manifests.  There is a spirit of darkness attached to the lying spirit.  That lying spirit is not as easy to detect if you haven't got the gift of discernment of spirits, one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Pray and ask Jesus for the gift of the discernment of spirits so God can use you even more in your life.

​Jesus wants us in these last days to be free from distractions.  Jesus gave us all we really need when we asked Him into our lives and sealed us with the Holy Spirit in our hearts and minds.  I know when I hear the Holy Spirit speaking to me and when a lying devil is speaking to me.  The fruits of the spirit are evident.  "The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."  Galatians 5:22-23.  Anything less than the fruit of the Holy Spirit is not from God.

​In a world "full of crooked and perverse people," as we know the world is in these last days,    (Philippians 2:15),  no wonder Jesus warns us to beware of being deceived by evil spirits operating in people, human beings who appear to be like us, who really are not,  yet they are all around us.  We should pray for them, yes, but we should keep our distance unless Jesus commands us to bring them to Him.  " You hook-um and reel um in to know Christ and Jesus will clean um up!"

We who are saved and born again are not alone,  thanks be to Christ, who is in us.  The Spirit of Christ is in those who are Born Again, ( Colossians 1:27 ),  so we have this wonderful light of Christ always in us IF we are obedient to the Spirit of Christ in us, " our Hope of Glory," as the Apostle Paul tells us in the book of Colossians, first chapter.

​We most certainly have our work cut out for us today in this world.  There is so much for us to do in these last days, with such little time left,  especially praying for those we know who still do not know Jesus,  or those who do know of Jesus who are not experiencing the Holy Spirit in control of their spirit, their lives.  " There are many false teachers who ignore the need for the Holy Spirit to empower us as Christians to do good today.  Beware of these false teachers who do not preach the full Gospel of Jesus Christ with a clear understanding of the Holy Spirit working in our lives to sanctify and make us holy.  Stay away from those preachers who preach doctrines of demons and refrain from ever mentioning the third person of the Trinity of God, the Holy Spirit.

​If we will keep our eyes upon Jesus, holding closely to the bond of love and truth in our everyday lives,  Christ will lead you down the path He has already planned for your life to go.  " Seek first each day to live in the "Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus" as Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:6,  which is the Kingdom of God, then, seek Christ's righteousness 2ndly in our daily lives to manifest reality in us, and then watch for Christ to act as all these things He has told us about, being to happen in our real life, right before our eyes!

​God is good.  There is no other like Him.  To God be all the glory, majesty and honor.  If Christ is for you beloved, who can be against you that you would want to give the time of day to?  Jesus is the only Way,  Truth and Life.  Seek Him in all we do, in Jesus name and always...strive to be with Christ in heavenly realms.  We are safe when we are hidden under the wings of the Almighty, Psalm 91.

​All our blessings are IN Christ Jesus.  Praise His Holy name forever.

​Mark

01/24/2017-YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH, A DAY YOU WILL NEVER FORGET

"Eye has not seen,  ear has never heard of, nor has the mind ever thought of the things God has prepared and planned for those who Love Him."  1 Corinthians 2:9

The author of 1 Corinthians has a lot to say about the END TIME DAYS.  Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ talks 2nd only to Jesus about what to expect before that Great and Terrible day of the Lord arrives to shatter our reality.  Great for those who have an intimately close relationship with Yeshuah, Jesus, and terrible for those who denied their whole life the Holy Spirit's urging to draw close to Jesus while there was still time before the end.

​How close are we to the end?  Is the last day/end of time any closer than when Jesus walked the earth? 

Bible prophesy says that we at the door of the last days. The bible now tells us we are in the last hour.  Prophetically, the prophesy of Jesus in Matthew 24:34 where He says, " I tell you the truth,  this generation will not pass away until all these things have happened," is the generation we see living right now. 

Read for yourself and ask God for wisdom when you read Matthew chapter 24 in the bible, New Testament, book of Matthew, chapter 24 straight through the whole chapter of 24 and see what Jesus was talking about when He said, " this generation will not pass away UNTIL ALL THESE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED, HAVE TAKEN PLACE, " Then the end will come.

​More people than not will be heart broken and grieved when they meet Jesus, Yeshua messiah on that last day and see with their eyes the Jesus they denied into their hearts and lives while they rejected God the Father Almighty's plea over and over to give their lives to Christ.  When they gaze upon Jesus and experience the thickness of His mighty Love, how they will regret that they did not meet Jesus earlier in their struggling lives.  Their judgment will extent their time spent away from Jesus for eternity, not only from being in the presence of such an All Loving mighty and Holy God, but they will be sent to a flaming lake of fire for eternity for rejecting such a loving and Kind God of Love instead through their blasphemy of the Holy Spirit urging them to "Come to the Lord Jesus for so long in their lives, even to the end.  Some will come to Jesus Christ in these last moments of time, and they will get the same reward as those who have known Christ all of their lives.  What a wonderful time that will be for all.

​If you are one of those who has rejected the Holy Spirit 's urging to come to Christ, set aside all your excuses NOW, and come while you still have a chance.  Why?  Because things are going to get very bad in a short time everywhere.  Tribulation, extremely terrible times are just around the corner of us all.  We are about to see things the world has never seen before that will shock the strongest of men.  The Bible says we will see things that have not occurred since the beginning of time and will be nothing like it even to the last day.  We are in for it beloved,  don't kid yourselves.  This time is already upon us and moving ahead.  Get Jesus today.  Confess you are a sinner and ask out loud, "  Jesus , please come into my life and saved me.  Come into my heart so that I may spend eternity with you Jesus in your Kingdom of Heaven forever.  I know I do not deserve your mercy and forgiveness, but I know that is why you came and died on the cross, to save me from my sins.  So I ask you Jesus this,  in the power of your precious blood of the cross and in the name above all names,  the name of Jesus,  forgive me of my sins,  in Jesus name, amen.

​For those who have enveloped their lives in the arms of the Lover of All Souls, Jesus Christ,  Our Lord Jesus Christ, when he does come in his glory soon,  Jesus will complete the honor of God the Father in escorting us into His Kingdom of bliss beyond description in any earthly language of what " eye could not see on earth, nor ear could ever hear and thoughts that the mortal mind could never perceive that awaits those who are faithful to Christ to the End of the End time days, that last day on the earth when Jesus comes for His Bride, the Church of Christ.  Oh happy day!  The End will become the beginning in the blink of an eye, for all eternity.  What a glorious day it will be.

The Peace of Christ be with you always.

​Mark and Maryna

01/23/2017-THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT

"There is a way that seems right that leads to destruction."  Proverbs 14:12.

There are times when the logical that seems right is most definitely wrong.  The wisdom of this world never agrees with God's wisdom.  The wisdom of the world is all about the "end of the means," man's wisdom based on man's thinking.  That sounds good but is it?  Not in the kingdom of God...never. 

​Last Friday as I sat in my hospital bed, ( I was in for some heart tests for a day and wearing an overnight heart monitor) and watched the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States of America,  Donald J. Trump. 

When Donald J. Trump announced that he was running for president, I didn't think that he would be a good president, based on what I experienced of him on TV show, "The Apprentice"  that Donald Trump stared on at NBC.  But, as I listened to Mr. Trump in his debates on TV, I began to hear a different Mr. Trump than what I experienced on the Apprentice program.  I don't watch a lot of TV,  but I wanted to watch the presidential debates to assess who was the best person for president in 2017.

​I saw and heard a man,  Donald Trump that was intelligent, full of new ideas and with a lot of heart for His country and what sounded like tremendous energy to get things done right without any influence of compromise because someone's donated money bought any favors to feel you had to pay them back with a favor.  Mr. Trump paid his own way.  Why did he  pay his  own way? 

As time went on last spring and summer through the Republican debates, ( which I watched all of them, ) I saw and experienced a man, a candidate for president who spoke truth and not from both sides of his mouth as many carrier politicians did.  He made some mistakes, true,  he ruffled a few feathers that got him in some trouble a few times,  but Donald Trump was strong and didn't seem to cave in from all the finger pointing and negative comments coming his way in the debates by the other carrier politicians ( insiders they call themselves) and by the media and negative press.

​Maryna, my wife and I started praying about Donald Trump early on,  as he seemed like the right person, but it was hard to know for sure.  ( A way that seems right, but leads to destruction.)  It was hard to tell if Donald Trump was serious or not about running for president of the United States of America in the first place.

As we prayed, we got confirmation after confirmation that Donald Trump was God's choice for the people of America, especially if you were a godly person seeking God's will for the land, for the nation, for a president that would meet God's standards..

​Fast Forward...I am watching the Inaugurational Speech of Donald Trump.  He sounded so good, so right for the people.  He may not be a polished preacher for Christ,  but he certainly gave glory to God in his speech and asked for God's blessing over the nation of America.  He regarded others in his speech as more important that himself, that was very big to me.

​As I was listening to the " now President Donald Trump's final words," I distinctly heard the Lord speak to me Louder than the TV..." My heart is troubled over America's spiritual and physical well being today.  The nation is heading into very troubled times, even with Donald Trump..."

​That was a completely different message than what I had just heard our new President speak to the millions of people there in the capitol and over the tens of millions of radios and TV's Nation wide.  President Donald Trump, do you really know what is ahead of you?  Even if you don't, praise God for the good  people you have surrounded yourself with for good council.

​I do know that our Heavenly Father has a heavenly plan for the world and for America.  We must all pray that God's will be done on earth as it is in Heaven for today and tomorrow.  I know that the bible says that a nation divided will not stand, ( Mark 3:24) it will fall apart. 

WE MUST PRAY FOR GOD'S WILL IN AMERICA today beloved,  not our own will be done but thine. 

Beloved, we are living in the End Times.  If you know anything about the End Times, you know that things will not return to the " Good Ol' Days " ever again.  That is not God's plan for His world in which we live in today. 

​It would help all of us to spend some time in prayer with Jesus and in the Word of God to understand Just what God is doing today on the earth and how we can pray according to God's will. 

Many, many things are going to happen that are going to blow people's minds who think that things will get better in America with Donald Trump.  True, Donald Trump is God's anointed for president right now,  but even with his power he is limited in what he can do. 

Just a glance at where we are as a nation right now:  Over half of the population of American voters voted for a liberal global powered government president who was about to take our nation straight into war.  With the numbers of liberal minded people on her side, it would be safe to say our nation is divided more than in half...a nation divided against God by more than half is headed to destruction. 

Over half  of the population of America is for legal killing of unwanted infant babies in the blink of an eye.  This same group wants illegal drugs available over the counter for legal illegal consumption, marijuana.  This same group is all for the equal rights of homosexual freedom of anyone, anywhere to engage in their rightful expression of homosexual affections.  This is clearly an abomination to the Lord God Almighty in the Bible, His Holy word.  You can not interpret His word any other way, sexual sin is an abomination to the Lord!

This same group also promotes bias education of our children based on their own whim of ideology of common core...sick.  Finally, health and welfare are completely out of hand.  We have turned our backs on God for the wisdom of man that is proven pure foolishness.  And lastly on my list of a very long list of liberal " buffet style" sins to choose from, gambling has grown into a huge idol across America.  Because it seems like a harmless sin, we push it off as no " biggy."  Gambling is an addiction that is at the top of God's list of thou shalt nots.

​So, what do we expect God to do about all this ramped up sin today that "Seems right, but leads to destruction?  We live now in what was prophesied as " wrong is right and right is wrong?"  READ GOD'S WORD.  ( Isaiah 5:20)

 Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13.  The book of Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel, and on and on...these are just a few prophetic books of the bible that reveal what is going to happen in the end times so we can gauge the chronological order of events to the as near the end time in God's time table of the earth before God destroys this earth in fire.  No one knows the hour nor the day,  but God's remnant people will not be ignorant to the times coming.  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18., Hosea 4:6

​I believe that we are headed into troubled times beloved.  We are going into a serious time when many people will turn  to the Lord for help and will need our gentle council.  The Lost need our prayers more than ever, they are so empty today and hopeless without Christ in their hearts..  Pray for the lost, the liberal majority in America for visions and dreams from Heaven.  Our family members that we know who are ungodly.  Our co workers, our neighbors, our communities, our nation and the nations of the world to come to know Jesus Christ, in Jesus name.

​" Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord."  Philippians 2:10.

​The Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ reign in your heart today, through Christ our Lord, amen!

​Mark

01/20/2017-DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN 

Ephesians 4:26 says, " Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry."  This is a command from our Lord Jesus Christ through the Apostle Paul.  

I can't tell you how many times as a " new " immature Christian, I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, " Do not be angry," especially at bedtime.  Anger is the opposite of healing, the opposite of God's Love.

Even if you feel you are right for being angry, be not angry, ever.  Righteous anger is not the same as angry with a person.

You will find if you are angry and try to go to bed angry, you will have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep if you ignore the Holy Spirit's urging you to forgive and forget. Listen to the Holy Spirit.

When we are born again by the Holy Spirit, everything changes in our lives, even our emotions and feelings in time as we submit to the Holy Spirit in us.  To honor the Holy Spirit, to walk with the Holy Spirit, we MUST listen to the Holy Spirit.  If you are offended by someone or a circumstance that you have no control over, Holy Spirit says, " Forgive.  Pray in all things,  be thankful in all things, for this IS the will of God concerning you who are in Christ Jesus."  1 Thessalonians 5:17, 18.

If we are in Christ, we MUST listen to the Holy Spirit and to the guiding of the Holy Spirit.  Our common sense, as said by the word of God, even though is very valuable in the world and the wisdom of the world, common sense has no place in the Kingdom of God.  

Human wisdom does not hold a candle to even the most foolish of God's wisdom.  If we are born again, we MUST do what the Holy Spirit tells us we MUST do.  Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is unforgivable.  

I remember a few years ago, the Holy Spirit told me clearly and audibly," to pray that He, the Holy Spirit hound an individual," until he returned my wallet that he had stolen."  I said, " What?"  The Holy Spirit repeated word for word the second time to me to pray that He hound him until he returned my wallet."  So I prayed like wise.  As soon as I was done praying,  the Holy Spirit told me audibly, " Now, do not think about this again and tell no one what has happened."  I obeyed the Holy Spirit.  Now, of course, I am allowed to share the incident, because of the value of listening to the Holy Spirit and doing exactly what the Holy Spirit says to do and when to do it.

It is most times very crucial in the timing in which we do things the Holy Spirit asks us to do.  Many times, our action could be the difference in whether a person lives or dies.  Yes, our obedience is VERY important in carry out God's will in OTHERS lives more than in our own.  Being BORN AGAIN by the Spirit is crucial also to be used by God for His purposes.  

There is no other way to be rightly used by God than to be Born Again in the Spirit.  I have a brief reading from Oswalt Chambers about this subject of being Born Again.  Please read it and pray that you examine your heart and ask, " Am I really Born Again?"  You should, number one, be able to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit if you are going to obey the Holy Spirit.  Being Born Again means being New Again.  

Speaking of Being Born again.  In America today, the 45 president of the United States of America, Donald John Trump, was declared, decreed in Washington, D.C., as the president.  It went off with no negative hitches as many of us were fearful of through the many threats and plans made by the hateful people and left media of the USA.  I KNOW that the prayers of so many of us against the weapons formed against the Lord and this president were powerful in breaking down strongholds that only the King of Kings could do with the help of our prayers.  Why our prayers?  Of course our Almighty Father God could have destroyed the plans of the enemy by Himself.  Who do we think we are without the Lord?  However, when the Lord tells us, " I have given you the power and authority to pray according to my will, "  the prayers of the Holy Spirit are vital and important to God.

First, let us all be thankful that our destiny is in the Hand of our Almighty God,  as it is always.  God chooses the leaders for the nation based on the heart of the majority of the people.  He gives us the leaders whom we deserve under our overall devotion to Him or not.  A country such as America, has been in real trouble spiritually.  It has turned it's back on God, even as the past president boasted back in 2012, " We are no longer a Christian nation!" President B. Obama.  He seemed proud of his achievement to have influenced this change in national moral from a dominant Christian nation to a godless nation of free liberals.  

May the Lord bless all of us for being faithful in our prayers to pray for America to become restored to the Lord God Almighty, to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  There is little time left, but there is more time for the unbelievers to repent now, based on the witness of God to the nation of America, to turn to Christ for salvation...and for the fallen away from Christ to also repent and return to Christ.  

We have no idea what all the Lord has planned for the whole world right now.  It's not for us to know everything God intends for us.  He will make known to us through the prophets what we need to know.  The rest is His business.  There is a big world our there.  A fragile world that needs Jesus for Salvation.  Until the whole world hears the Good News of Jesus Christ,  Jesus will not come again.  Matthew 24:14.

It's now up to you and me to be obedient to the Holy Spirit for what we can do today.  First be baptized in the Holy Spirit Beloved in Christ if you are not. We all need to hear God speak to us, He wants us unified in One Holy Spirit.

If you are not a Born Again Christian, Find a Born Again Christian who will pray with you and ask Jesus to Baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire!  Be Baptized in the Truth of Christ today while there is still time for you.  This may be your last chance, I wouldn't gamble with your soul beloved.

The Lord says, " Who can I count on?  Where are my faithful children?"  Our loud response is,  " Here I AM Lord!"  Amen, Lord Jesus, Amen.  " Christ in us, the Hope of Glory!"  Thank you Jesus!

​Mark

01/19/2017-BE NOT ANGRY...AT ALL!

Being angry for a moment is OK, but be careful that you don't allow your gate to open up to a spirit of bitterness.  "Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry."  Eph.  4:26

If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the fault.  If the other person listens and confesses it,  you have won that person back.  Matthew 18:15, 21-22.  Peter came to Him and asked,  "Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me?  Seven times? "  NO! Jesus replied.  " Seventy times seven!"

​When you are praying,  first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against,  so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.  Mark 11:25

Since God chose you to be the holy people whom  you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy,  Kindness,  humility,  gentleness,  and patience.  You must make allowances for each other's faults and forgive the person who offends you.  Remember, the Lord forgave you,  so you must forgive others.  Col. 3:12-13.

Instead,  be kind to each other,  tenderhearted,  forgiving one another,  just as God through Christ has forgiven you.  Eph. 4:32.

​Give your burdens to the Lord,  and He will take care of you.  He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.   Ps. 55:22

Finally today, " In quietness and confidence is your strength."  Isa.  30:15.

​Today is a day of darkness of heart.  It's a day to wait  upon our Lord to act.  Don't jump ahead of the Lord.  He is about to do His Great and  Mighty thing.  Be patient.  Nestle yourself in the warmth of the Holy Spirit  today and know that Our Lord is God.  The Peace of Christ be with you Beloved of Christ.

​Mark


01/18/2017-DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST,  YESHUAH HAMASHIACH.

​" Yeshuah Hamashiach. "  Jesus-Yeshuah, Christ-Messiah/or Hamashiach. 

I'm sure many of you are familiar with Yeshuah or Yeshua, Hamashiach as the Hebrew pronunciation of Jesus Christ.​  In any case, His name is so Holy, that Jesus/Yeshuah is declared the name above all names by God the Father. 

" That at the name of Jesus Christ, 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."  Philippians 2:10,11.

Todays devotional fromMy Utmost for His Highestsent chills down my spine.   In these last days, we have no idea of the Greatness of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In our finite minds, we blow off Jesus as a distant historical figure in the bible who was born in a manger in a desert, who was a godly man, did many miracles and was right up there with Moses and Abraham in the Old Testament.  Then we move on in our emotions for now, now that the Christmas season is over in most western civilizations. 

​The Most Important event God the Father gave us to ever occur on the Earth for all mankind is the crucifixion of Christ,  Hamashiach, ( Messiah/Christ ) and then the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ.  The sum total of why Jesus Christ came from heaven to the earth, to be the only acceptable sacrifice to Father God for all of the sins of the world, once and for all time!  Yeshuah Messiah.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Savior of the World.  

Do you know Jesus?  Do you REALLY KNOW JESUS?   If you only know about Jesus through reading or through hearing Jesus preached, you really DON'T know Jesus.  No, you really don't know Jesus like you could know Jesus.

​Most words don't really allow us to describe what it's like to KNOW JESUS CHRIST.  We have been sold short the bill of goods by most when we hear Jesus described.  First off, there are no words in any language that can really describe in a realistic  view what and who Jesus Christ really is.  The best is of course found in the bible, " His hair is white, his eyes are flames of fire, out of his mouth is a sword " things like that.  Let me tell you, this is just scratching the surface.  In the presence of Christ is the most extreme Power of Love, of electricity and Power of Life, to just touch the reality of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Who am I to declare the might and power of our Lord Jesus Christ to you?  

Yes,  we can all know Jesus in an intimate way, unknown to most men and completely indescribable in human words.  It's nearly impossible to experience Jesus though.  In fact, Jesus Himself said, "Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to eternal life, and very few will find it."  Matthew 7:14, 15.

​It is possible today to have an intimate relationship with Yeshuah Hamashiach.  Do you know what a martyr of Christ is?  We hear about Christians being martyrs for Christ today in the middle east, parts of Africa, Asia and other parts of the world.  They are tortured by evil men to death.  These are Christ's martyrs.  They are the few that Jesus Christ has called out to be His special people.  Who are we?  Are we called too?  Is there an invitation for us?

​Jesus is calling to us beloved.  He is giving us a Last Call.  " Come to me, you who are heavily burdened,  you who are heavy ladened,  and I will give you Life."  Matthew 11:28. ​ Just as Jesus explained to the Samaritan woman at the well, " whoever drinks of Me and the water I give will never be thirsty again.  It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life."  John 4:14.

​OH TO KNOW THE LORD!  TO KNOW THE LORD.  I pray today that we all know Jesus as the Samaritan woman at the well came to know Jesus on that day!  We can...if we are desperate in our soul, in our Spirit, in our hearts.  If we could only die to self Lord Jesus, we might KNOW you.  Lord, help us die to our soulish self, to really die to self and be raised up in you for eternal life.  Give us this water of Life you speak of Lord Jesus.  We want you desperately to live in our lives.  Send us your Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with your presence and to fill our lives with your living waters of Life, your pure LOVE.  We are desperate for you Lord Yeshuah, ( Jesus ) Amen.

​Be filled with the Holy Spirit today, in Jesus name.  To know that you know Jesus...Oh!

​Mark

Please Pray for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven this Friday as President elect Donald Trump is sworn in on inauguration day in Washington D.C. USA, Friday, January 20, 2017.   The enemy of God has plans to stop the inauguration from taking place, to harm innocent people and to over power the security with riots in the crowd.  Let the enemy experience God's witness of power, strength and then mercy and His love, in Jesus name. Amen.

01/17/2017- THE ONLY UNFORGIVEN SIN IS AN UNREPENTED SIN

"Therefore,  If you are bringing your offering to the alter and there remember that someone has something against you, leave your offering there in front of the alter and go and reconcile with that person whom you have offended and then come and make your offering before the Lord."  Matthew 5:24.

God is not upset that you or I have sinned.  He knows our frame, He knows we are but dust.  He knows us better than we know ourselves.  If we sin and we feel guilty for the sin, we must confess our sin and repent from the sin.  That guilt is there because the Holy Spirit is with us to point out sin in our lives, even though before the sin, He (the Holy Spirit) warned us of the sin we were about to commit.

What we do with the sin, the transgression against another, is what our Heavenly Father is more concerned with.   Go ask forgiveness and repent to set those you have offended free... and to set yourself free from your guilt also..." and the blood of Jesus will cleanse you of your sin."  1 John 1:6-8.

​A person who feels no guilt for their sin,  has become "hardened of heart."  Hebrews 3: 8,15. Their mind is seared.  They don't appreciate what Jesus has done for them.  They are not born again. 

On the other hand, The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin.  John 16:8.   Jesus said, in John 16:7 that, " He was going away so that He could send the Advocate  to us  to convict the world of its sin and of God's righteousness,  and of the coming judgment."

​Beloved, sin is no surprise to our Loving Heavenly Father.  Sin is no surprise to Jesus and most certainly not to the Holy Spirit,  because it is the Holy Spirit who convicts us of the wrong of our sins.  The Lord has provided the means of forgiveness by the cross of Christ at Calvary, once and for all.  This enables us to be free from the stain of our sins through the blood of Jesus on that day of the Cross.  1 John 1:6-8.   We are totally liberated through Jesus Christ, THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS of Heaven.  The Kingdom of Heaven are for those who believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah,  Savior of the World. 

​Our advocate, the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin so that we will confess our sin to our Lord and Father God, " and the blood of Jesus cleanses us of all our sins. " If we confess our sins to Him,  He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from  ALL unrighteousness." 1 John  1:9

​God knows we sin.  We sin every day in either thought, word or deed.  We are human, made of dust just like the first Adam.  If we are Born Again,  we are a New Creation in Christ Jesus, Born of the Spirit with the Holy Spirit in us.  Unfortunately, we are still in our earthly bodies.  Paul the apostle says that what ever is of the flesh is of the flesh and what is of the spirit is spirit.   Romans 8:8,  1 Corinthians 2:14. 

Neither can live in harmony with the other, plain and simple.   " Flesh gives birth to flesh,  but the Spirit gives birth to the Spirit. John 3:6.   We will battle in the flesh until the day we die or until Jesus comes and takes us away to heaven, or raptured.  Either way, until Jesus comes, we will sin.  That is why we must confess our sin, repent of our sin, so that we can be made clean of the sin in our lives and so that we can be healed of what ever that sin may be and set free from that bondage or stronghold.

In these last days, do not be deceived Beloved.  Do not listen to the anti -Christ spirit that refuses to repent of sin and tells us we don't need to repent of sin...that grace covers all our sins.  A lie.  Be not deceived, in Jesus name Beloved.

​Confess your sin each day and breathe deep, with the wind of the Holy Spirit.  Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom!  Liberty!  Thank you Jesus for your Love for us.  Show us too your great Love for all mankind.  Open our eyes Jesus to see your Love through me, to thee, Jesus , to do your will in these last days, Amen.

​Come Lord Jesus, Come.

​Mark

01/13/2017-BE THAT WATCHMAN ON THE WALL

" Above all else, Guard your heart, for everything you do in life determines the course of your life!"   Proverbs 4:23.

This has been a key Word from the Lord for me throughout my life since the day I met Jesus.  This is a command of the Lord that will in the end, save you much grief living in this world.  Being a born again child of God, having my eyes opened by the Holy Spirit, I see that " WE DO LIVE IN A DARK PERVERTED WORLD," ruled by principalities and powers in Dark Places and by cruel, evil and perverse people." Philippians 2:15. That is why Jesus is so careful to make sure we understand that when He says, " Love not the world," ( 1 John 2:15)  it is really for our own good.

​Guard your heart...that requires action on our part.  You know, I'm amazed who much God allows us to do if we listen to Him.  Guard your heart, now how simple can this command be?  We simply guard our hearts against any compromise with evil.  " Abstain from evil and any appearances of evil! " 1 Thessalonians 5:22.  RUN FROM EVIL, I had been taught from the beginning of my Christian walk.  I must admit, I did not always run from evil.  Early on, I seemed to more easily RUN TO evil.  I couldn't figure that out.  Why did I feel so powerless against the temptations of evil?

​For the most part, I was more easily lured to evil from ignorance of evil.  I had never read the bible before, so there were some serious areas of sin that I didn't even regard as sin, like judging others or tithing.  I was use to being opinionated in whatever whim of conversation was being spoken.  I easily judged people as either evil people or good people by what their appearances were.  I think many Christians today still fall into that trap.

​If we guard our hearts, as Christ asks us to, we will pray about every major decision we make before we make a decision.  I most recently needed to buy a car for Maryna, as she was in an accident where she was rear ended.  Praise God she didn't get injured more seriously.  Anyway, her car was totaled by our insurance company.  I needed to find her a car quickly, which is not something I am comfortable in anyway.

​Well, our neighbor said he had just bought his wife a Jeep Cherokee with all the bells and whistles for just over a thousand dollars.  He bought it for her because she had been in an accident where her car was totaled also.  I asked why he wanted to sell it and he just said, " We are looking for a better quality car that will last much longer than this older Jeep they bought.

​I took the car for a test drive and it seemed to drive fine.  There were some issues with the heater and some leaks under the hood, but the radio and CD player were excellent, as well as the speaker system and their was a lot of room in the Grande Cherokee Jeep.  I asked my neighbor if he wouldn't mind me taking the jeep to a friend who owns a mechanical shop.  He said fine.​  I don't normally take a vehicle to  a mechanic for a check.  Praise God!  This time I did what the Lord told me to do, " Take it to Beau for his opinion.

​Beau is a Christian at a church we once attended.  We trust the Lord for Beau,  he has a real gift of being able to more than fix your vehicle.  In fact, Thank you Lord for Beau's honesty and integrity as a mechanic and shop owner.

​Beau went through the jeep from top to bottom.  There were more things wrong with this car that there are crators on the moon!  Just to get the vehicle safe for highway travel would require about three thousand to fix major moving parts on the rig, plus just about put in a full heater.  We passed on buying my neighbors jeep, and thankful we didn't buy it, although we felt bad that we had to reject our neighbor's  kind offer for buying it.   This was a major decision beloved.  If we had bought the vehicle from our neighbor and started right off the bat having major mechanical issues with the vehicle, we would have been disappointed that we had bought the jeep nearly every day.  As it is, we are still friends with our neighbor, ( I hope) and our neighbor doesn't have to look over his shoulder every time he passes our house wondering if our vehicle is working.  God always has a better way than we do!  Amen.  He is looking out for all parties involved.

​So, GUARD YOUR HEART!  Guard your heart from ANY COMPROMISE from the enemy.  Guard your heart from lusts of the flesh and lusts of the world.  Let God's commandments protect you from evil attacks,  evil compromise.  Guard your heart from deception.  "Be not deceived!"  Matthew 24:3, 4.  Guard your heart from idolatry, love of things, covetness of your neighbors things, and his wife.  Guard your heart FOR the Kingdom of God.  Guard your heart for your Lord Jesus Christ.  We are His precious possession.  We are His Bride!

May the Peace and Joy of the Lord be ever so with you, in Jesus name.

Mark


01/12/2017-DO YOUR KIDS KNOW JESUS ?

​" Train up your children in the way they should go; and when he is old,  he will not depart from it."   Proverbs 22:6

WOW! This is an End Times scripture?  How can it be?   I agree.  At first I wondered why the Holy Spirit would give me this scripture this morning. 

The Lord said to me this morning, " It doesn't matter if your child is 5 years old or 50, they are still your child and as long as they need your teaching, then you must teach them My ways."

​This makes sense.  Praise God!  Our kids will always be our kids no matter how old they are and you will always be their parent.  If we didn't do a good job ( which many of us didn't because when our kids were young, we didn't know Jesus like we know Him now,) when they were young as we should have, it's never too late to pull them from their lives leading them to the flames of hell, into the Kingdom of Heaven. 

Praying for your children's salvation could be the only spiritual job from the throne room of God right now.  The spiritual battles we will be facing from here on out on this earth, " will require weapons that are not of this world.   They will have divine power to demolish strongholds of our enemy satan in our lives and of others that we love, IF...we are committed in using them. "   2 Corinthians 10:3,4.  You may need to pray in the Spirit, yes, in tongues.  You say you don't know how?  Ask God to show you how.  You may need to fast for the chains of bondage to be broken in your kids life. 

How long?  As long as it takes.  It could be just a matter of days, weeks or months.  Don't you believe that their soul is worth being obedient to do whatever the Lord tells you to do for them?  After all, you didn't do your utmost when they were babes and look where they are now.  In God's realm, we pray for wisdom, God gives you wisdom because you ask Him for it,  then you do whatever He says you need to do.

​When I see the Word of God mention the word, " IF," that means action is required on our part.  IF you love God and you are obedient to the very inth of a degree of what God is asking you to do...He will empower you through God the Holy Spirit living in you to accomplish the task the Lord Almighty is asking you to accomplish.  God the Father is where your orders are coming from to produce the grace and spiritual strength to do what the LORD wants to use you for.

​In these last days, the enemy, the devil, is going to try and confuse you and me.  Deception is satan's calling card.  Remember what Jesus number one warning to all of us in the last days is, " Be not deceived. "  Matthew 23:3,4.

​God the Father gave us children to raise them up to know Him and Jesus Christ whom He, the Father, has sent to us to know.  If your kids don't know Jesus yet, nor ever have known Jesus...you have your work cut out for you until the work is complete, on your knees praying and fasting until you experience a break through if need be...what ever the Lord tells you that your need to do,  I would do it.  If your kids do not know the Lord and are not returned to the Lord all cleaned up through knowing Jesus intimately from living a sinful corrupt destructive life, they will go straight to hell!  That is what God says, and His world says.  And if you were the one responsible now to pray for their salvation until the Holy Spirit confirmed their salvation to you, and you didn't fulfill your responsibility now,  Oh Lord have mercy on you.  Judgment day comes to all of us.  If parents have not trained their children up to know the Lord, this is a terrible judgment no person would want to have hanging around their necks.  " Just do it," is all I can say.  This is from the Lord, not from Mark Conway.  OK.

​On another note,  Please keep praying for President Trump's safe inauguration on January 20th.  Also, a very crucial prayer is concerning the final passing of UN resolution 2334.  This resolution is very powerful in forcing Israel to comply with giving up land which God had given the Hebrew People of God to the Palestinians.  This is not God's will.  Every nation that agreed to vote for resolution 2334 will be cursed if this resolution is passed, including the United States of America.  This will be the end of everything being as we have known it,  if this resolution 2334 is passed by the UN Security Council in France on January 15, 2017.  That is in just a week.  Get everyone you know praying and fasting for God's will at this UNSC meeting in France.

​I am personally am praying that by the grace and mercies of God our Father upon Israel,  the Lord our God will bring a weather related disaster upon the area of where this meeting is being held in France to stop this meeting from ever happening to confirming this bias unfaithful to the Lord judgment on Israel.  I pray that whatever our Heavenly Father has planned, that His will be done and this measure is not passed or confirmed before January 20th, when President Trump is to take office.  President Trump is a friend of Israel and will not let this resolution through without a big veto/fight.  May your will be done on earth Heavenly Father, as it is in Heaven, Lord Almighty, in Jesus Name!

All Glory to God!

​Mark


01/11/2017- BE HOLY.  BE HOLY, Be...Holy.  It's God's will for you.  

"Be Holy as I AM Holy."  1 Peter 1:16.

The Holy Spirit wants us to know that before we knew Christ in our hearts, we were a natural  disaster in the making,  worldly minded, or with evil desires, a slave to sin.  That is what the bible teaches us.  If you don't have Christ living in your heart, living inside you, then you are not born again and nothing in the bible makes any sense at all.  That's how it is.  

On the other hand, if you sincerely asked Jesus to become your master, the Lord of your life and believed in your heart that Jesus died for all your sins...you are most likely born again.  Here is the test:

" Just as He who has called you is holy,  (you) must be holy in all you do..."  This is a command of the Holy Spirit.   Why is it so important to know that you must be holy for God?  How do we become Holy? These are two very good questions for people who are serious about knowing God and going to Heaven.

Beloved, our command to be Holy, means to allow God in you to exhibit His Holiness through you. It's not something you have any power in and of yourself.  It is an action of God in you which produces fruit.   Christ is the VINE, we are the BRANCHES.   John 15:5.  The Vine comes before the branches.  All of the life of the branch has to go through the vine to get up to the branches.

That is why it is a command to allow God to be Holy in you.  Holiness is the power of God to do good works through you.   Any time God commands us to do anything, ( BE HOLY) it becomes a desire in our hearts if we are truly a child of God, Born again.    If you are a marginal Christian who takes nothing serious that the Word tells us, then it means nothing to you if you are not born again and look at Christianity as a club or great place to meet people to take advantage of them.  

Which are you?  Marginal Christian or Born Again.  If you are marginal, your are playing games with your own soul.

God is not in the game playing business.  Either we are taking serious God's calling for our lives, or we are just," playing games with The Most High God. "   You don't want to play games with the creator of the universe, the God who is above all gods, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Really!

If Christ, who is Holy, and God the Father is Holy, and Jesus says in John 14:23, " If any one love me, he will keep my word,  and my Father will love him,  and we will come to him and make our home with him."   This is where we understand that if God is Holy and He has come to make His home inside of us, living in our heart...He is serious about His calling us and if so, we should experience the presence of God's Holiness INSIDE of us, and allow God's Holiness to flow from us to others.  That is our purpose for the rest of our days if we are living in obedience to our Heavenly Father...therefore, " We must be Holy ( Because of God living in us) because He is Holy.  It is by the cross of Christ that we can even approach our Great God and Father for such a SUPERNATURAL TRANSFORMATION in our heart, or in our own spirit IS the results of a powerful, explosive God living in us...explosive with LIFE.

This is the beginning of a SPIRIT FILLED LIFE where the Holy Spirit, GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT begins to rule in our lives, transforming our lives in how we think and act.  We become changed by God living in us, plain and simple.  We become a New Creation in Christ Jesus.  2 Corinthians 5:17.   We can resist the Holy Spirit ( God's Spirit) living in us, by not submitting to God's Spirit living in us in doing our own thing.  Do you think this could quench God's Holy Spirit if you purposely disobeyed the Holy Spirits unction,  command to do something or stop doing something? .  Not something a child of God should be even thinking of?  That would be grieving the Holy Spirit to work out His will through us.

Submitting to the Holy Spirit living in us has to be an active willingness on our part if we are going to continue to live for the Lord.  That is why Jesus says that unless we,  "die to self, crucify our flesh,  then we can be a follower of Christ."  Matthew 16:24, Galatians 5:24.  Living as a Christian is not easy.  In fact it would be far easier to live as a worldly heathen, doing your own thing and worshiping idols, things of the world.

If you are BORN AGAIN in the Spirit, you will have the Holy Spirit living in you bearing fruit of the Holy Spirit.  Paul says, " Christ in you, my hope of Glory."  Colossians 1:27.  If Christ is not actively living in you, then something is not right.  Your heart may have not been right when you asked Jesus into your life.  That something could have been insensitive in your commitment when giving your life to Christ, or at the time you asked Jesus into your life, you may have been living in unrepentant sin that you had no intention of giving up, ie, you may have been living in sin with no intention of giving up the sin, as living with someone engaging in an immoral life style ( sexual freedom outside of marriage.)

I find this a MAJOR factor in many Christian people who want to have the insurance of heaven and fire insurance from the fire of hell, but unwilling to give up their immoral life style in the mean time.  It's all or nothing in God's Kingdom beloved.  We all know this, or, we should.  That is a clear message throughout  the Word of God,  yet immoral living has been a trap in the Church since the very first days of Christianity.  The early church was riddled with Nicolationism or Nicolaitan heresy,  a false teaching in the Christian Church widespread today.


01/09/2017- JESUS ALWAYS ENCOURAGES US TO DRAW CLOSER TO HIM

" Jesus said to him, " Have I been with you so long,  and yet you have not known Me, Philip? "  John 14:9.  Jesus said, " It is to your advantage that I go away..." John 16:7. and, " May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless..."  1 Thessalonians 5:23.

Why does Jesus say all these things?  Are we really that important to God?  If you have not read Psalm 139 in a while, go there.  Take the time right now to experience the greatness of God's love just for you.  Experience the DEEP love that God has always had for you,  even before you were born.

​I hope you took time to read Psalm 139 so that you have a deeper understanding of why God loves you so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to earth in human form to be the SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!  Oh, that we could know the Lord!

​Do you know the Seven Spirits of God?  You should.  Isaiah 11:2,3. and Revelation 1:4.  Those Spirits are very important in knowing just how much we don't know about God.  " The Spirit of the Lord is the first Spirit.  Then the Spirits of Wisdom, Understanding, of Counsel, of Might,  of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD,  here are represented in the seven Spirits, which are before the throne of Our God.  Think about this...

​In these end time days, the most important thing we can do for God is to prepare ourselves.  Prepare ourselves to be a living sacrifice for Our LORD.  We need to embrace these seven Spirits of the LORD, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us through these seven Spirits of God and comfort us with His knowledge of what He would have us to know of Him, of His deepest secrets concerning us, concerning all of His children and our eternal future with Him in His Heavenly Home, where He is present always and there is no evil to distract us.  There is nothing to get in the way of knowing Our Heavenly Father God to distract us, to deceive us from the bliss of being with our Loving Father forever in our eternal Home in Heaven.  Oh that we would know the Lord beloved.

​My prayer for us today is to Take Time today to draw close to the Lord.  Start with reading Psalm 139 and go from there.  Do not rush through your day today, while it is still today, without spending that intimate time with Jesus and The Father and the Holy Spirit.  No time is more important than what you have right now.  May the Grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you and bless you, in Jesus precious Holy Name, amen.

01/06/2017 - Prepare for VERY PERILOUS TIMES

We have no idea how close we are to World War lll .  Isaiah 17:1 is all about the destruction of Damascus Syria by Atomic bomb.  Read it.  We are there.  It could be a matter of days, perhaps weeks or even months, but this destruction is coming VERY SOON!

​I don't think we realize just how close we are to the end beloved.   Gog is being revealed even right now, as a leader into this World War Three.  He is pathetic, that's all I can tell you right now,  he is as pathetic a human being as was ever created on this earth.

The UN forces and the Armies of the North are gathered together with their armies along with their navel fleets, their aircraft and the spirit of war boiling in their veins!  They seem to be waiting for a leader.  They have a leader.  He has just not stepped forward yet, but planning to any day now.  It is the long prophesied Gog man.  He will lead the forces into battle that will end in Israel.  Ezekiel 38 and 39 is proof of what to expect next.  In the mean time, Everyone's hair is standing up, waiting for the first trigger to be pulled before they all jump in at the same time.

​In the mean time, Israel is also preparing for immanent war with Gog and all the forces from the North.  We are seeing the Ezekiel 38 and 39 prophesy about to be fulfilled.  Israel is not going to back down from the latest UN resolutions.  They are not going to give up any of their land to Palestine as the 153 countries of the world have voted that they must do and will meet once again in France on January 15 to agree on and it will become law.

​My prayer is always, " Lord, let your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven."  Who am I to consult the Lord, who has already told us what will happen in the end times in His Word?  I am also praying, " Come Lord Jesus come."  Ever since the first day I met Jesus Christ, I have wanted to be in Heaven with Him more than anything else in this world.  I see these days as an opportunity to reach out and warn people who have no idea of what is going on in the world today.  I have nothing new to tell people, just what God has told us from the beginning.

​I pray that we are all ready for Jesus, beloved.  If you are not,  if you are thinking, " I'm not ready yet for Jesus to come."  You need to change your thinking.  You need to get on your knees today and ask Jesus to come into your heart.  You need to repent for being a sinner, a slave to the devil and his bed of sin that you have been laying in.  We all need to repent.  And if you are just a marginal Christian,  have never taken your Christianity seriously, you need to pray and ask Jesus to renew your commitment to the Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ.  You need to return to the Lord and repent of your half hearted religious faithfulness.  Only the Holy Spirit can show you where you need to change.  Only the Holy Spirit can renew your spirit who lives in the deep recesses of your own heart, whom you yourself don't even know who your own spirit is yourself,  only that you need the Holy Spirit's comfort.

​And for those of us whom the Lord has called up today to be warriors, prayer warriors, we have no time to waste praying for and telling relatives and friends who have not made a choice for Christ that they have no more time left to consider their choice.  Today, if you hear His Voice, Hebrews 3, make the choice or see your eternity from another side other than Heaven.  The only other side,  as you have already guessed, is the Lake of Fire.  Not what anyone would wish for eternity, not even a satanist.

​I just have one video I would like to share with you today.  I don't agree with a couple of the views shared, but 99% I believe are very likely, scripturally.  I'm not an expert on end time prophesy, but with what the Lord has shared with me and my witness of the Holy Spirit in me, this pastor is pretty much right on, enough that I believe that you can agree with him on almost all of his points of view.  Please check it out, pray first and I recommend that you watch at least the first 20 minutes and then decide for yourselves if you want to continue watching.  It's worth the stirring up inside of your spirit.

May the Peace of Christ be with you beloved.

​Mark

01/05/2017- TODAY,  WHEN YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, HARDEN NOT YOUR HEART

In the New Testament book of Hebrews, we are instructed to heed to this warning, "Today, when you hear His voice, harden not your hearts as in the rebellion..."  Hebrews 3:15. 

Many people say today, " God doesn't speak to the people today like He did back then."  NOT TRUE!  That statement, that God does not speak to us today, is simply not true.  It is a lie from hell and unbiblical.  God speaks to us daily!  God is more interested in us hearing His voice than we are in hearing Him speak to us.  Why?  The same reason that Hebrews 3:15 says, " harden not your hearts as in the rebellion."  We rebel against God because of the pleasure of sin in our lives, and the lack of faith in God that can save us.  Without God in our lives, the Holy Spirit to guide us, we are no different than Moses and the Hebrew people who wandered in the desert for forty years before they got to the promised land.  We know that if they would have traveled a straight path, it would have only taken 40 days to travel through the desert, but, they continued to rebel against God.

​Today, we naturally, purposely exclude God from our everyday lives too, so that we can go on doing our own will,  just as we have been taught to do by the generations before us.  Success in this life is more important and is the motivating force on the top of most people's throne today.

​If you are interested in your eternal life, ( which by the way is slipping away faster than you will ever know if you don't change your ways now, just as we see in this reading today from Hebrews 3:15, ) you will begin to do the will of your heavenly Father with JOY.  In the time line of this era that we live in right now, in case you haven't read the news,  looked around you, it is fast fading away.  Life as we knew it is not going to continue beloved.  LOVE NOT THE WORLD BELOVED, NOT THE THINGS OF THE WORLD.

Things, living with business as usual is going to become very hard for Christians in this present global world system.  We are surrounded by a majority of globalists who want to strip Christians of their rights to live and move freely as we have in the past.  We have seen Christians attacked and martyred all over the world recently, and because we are in the Last Days, if you hadn't noticed, Christian persecution is Global, it has become the NEW NORMAL. 

​Yes, Christianity is still alive in the world today, more than ever! Praise God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit today,  but the Remnant Church, that is the Church where Jesus Christ is the Head of the Christian Church, is under sever attack all over the earth.  The Muslim Jihad or caliphate has reached nearly every corner of the world right now.  And why do you think that God has allowed the Muslim Jihad to take control all over the globe? 

If we read world history, we will see that each time God's children rebelled against God, turned their backs on the Most High God, God purposely brings the "Bad People" in to break down the proud and rebellious children to their knees.  There is always a remnant of God's people "who get it!"    " Pride always comes before the fall."  Proverbs 16:18

​Here in America, after all we have been through since World War l, we still have not gotten it.  The pride of the nation of America has gone to the dogs and Christians as a whole, have done nothing to resist the evil that has come into power that has undermined the Christian foundation and morals in America, but built up a wall around them to protect their stinking thinking.  Bigger churches, corporate churches, churches of the state or no church anymore at all.  No different that when Rome took over the world back in day one of Christ's New Church.  OK, enough of the history lesson.

Here is the bottom line for the Remnant Christian Church today.  I'm not talking about a specific denomination, I am talking about a Christian Church that LIVES for Christ 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The Church of Jesus Christ, those who have been born again by the Holy Spirit, who hear the voice of the Lord and obey the voice of the Lord each and every day.  You know something big is about to happen.  YES,  SOMETHING VERY BIG, SOMETHING VERY TERRIBLE IN THE WORLD.  Keep in mind though, you have a big part to play in these last days and God will protect you as you listen to the instructions of the Holy Spirit.  I hope you are in a good Apostolic Church that has the anointing of the Most High God in your church.  Today, there are very few, so pray about where you are worshiping and if God doesn't have the " BEST" church just for you.  There is no time now to waste away in church building projects, God is looking for prayer warriors, we are at War now.  No more time for building, it's time to put down the hammer and pick up the sword of Truth, and intercede for Christ today!

​We have been talking now for about a year about how God continues to protect His remnant Church, because these are the prayer warriors who will dig the trenches and fight day and night, who don't mind praying through the night and getting up the next day and going about the business of: being as normal people in the world but not of the world.  These are the people who don't mind doing good things for others no matter what their personal sacrifice is...these are the people who will show acts of kindness to anyone and everyone at the drop of a hat.  This is their heart, because the Holy Spirit lives in them and has their permission to live in them freely, to do the things God has planned for their lives to bring glory to Himself and to bring the poor in Spirit into the Kingdom of God.

​Yes we are living in perilous days right now.  We don't know from day to day what is going to happen to us,  but we keep pushing forward with Christ, looking at the Cross of Christ where we get our strength.  As long as we keep our eyes on Jesus and the Kingdom of God, our rewards for loving others, our acts of kindness just keep growing in our rewards in Heaven.  Our little shack in Heaven just keeps transforming into the mansion that Almighty God our Father desires for us to live eternity in.

​So what is going to happen soon?  I'm not sure.  I personally this morning thought of something Major taking place, maybe even an atomic bomb, I don't know, I haven't checked the news yet today.  It's 4:30 AM where I live right now.

I watch the latest news every day.  I keep an eye on Israel and what is happening there.  I keep an eye on Obama, and what he is up to.  I keep an eye on Russian and Putin and what he is doing.  Rome plays a part in the end time news also, but, everything is coming to a head in the Black Sea.  Iran is starting to squirm.  They feel the tension of a new administration in the United States and have lost confidence in Obama right now.

​I'm not a prophet, I'm a Watchman, so I listen to the prophets whom God is using today.  They are all preaching " Gloom and Doom" for the world, for Israel, for America.  We had our chance for a reprieve of time, but most Americans are too busy enjoying life as it is without Jesus or the Holy Spirit controlling their lives, sitting on their throne.

The Muslim Jihad will be a big part of the darkness covering the nations.  It's a known fact that over a thousand Muslim young men, average age of 30, are coming across the border of Mexico every day right now and have been for sometime now, with no ID, nothing but the cloths on their backs.  It seems as though a judgment on the Christians and non Christians is coming soon on the soil of the United States. 

The biggest threat in the world right now is off the coast of Syria and Turkey.  There is a huge navel constipation of War ships gathered there who are chomping at the bit to cause War.  This is a time bomb just waiting to go off.  It could happen any day now. 

The U.N. is a present threat in the United States, with it's presence all over America, thanks to Mr. Obama and his secret plans for our freedom.  Most Americans are not even aware of the U.N. presence in America beloved.  I hope you are, if you live in the US.  They have been training for Urban Warfare.  Do you know what that could mean any time soon?  They are equipped to battle against an armed American grassroots self imposed army.  A militia of military Veterans and people  that will fight to the death to keep America free.  This is a powder keg that is set to go off as soon as the powers in control pull the switch.  President elect Donald Trump might never take office if Obama's plan moves forward.  It would have to happen in the next couple of weeks.

​With all this going on, if things couldn't get worse, things we never think about, " What about what is going on in the heavens?" 

We have some serious Galactic issues going on above us right now beloved.  We have incoming energy ( radiation, gamma rays from star bursts outside our solar system ) that are heating up the core of the earth like a microwave oven.  This heating up, as in microwaving the core, will expand the tectonic plates of the earths surface from heat increases in the mantle of the earth, forcing magma, melting rock to push up under extreme pressure, releasing volcanic action and earthquakes like never before in the history of the earth. 

So, if wars and rumors of wars were not enough, we have the earth underneath us with extreme change from all the gamma ray energy coming into our atmosphere.  By the way, these same gamma rays microwaving the core of the earth, (check out gamma rays on google) do major damage to our DNA, and animal life as well, causing cancer and effecting pregnant women and their unborn children, so we have major Doom and Gloom in the world today beloved.  This is reality!

​So,  if you have stuck in there and read this whole story today, we really need Jesus on our throne.  Unless Jesus is on our throne, unless we are born again in the Spirit and we can hear the Holy Spirit guiding us, comforting us through this maze of Gloom and Doom, it will be impossible for anyone to have peace in our world today.  But, we do have God's peace and protection (praise the Lord! ) if we make Him our refuge and shelter, Psalm 91:9-21

​Pray, Pray, Pray beloved. 

Let's now pray, " Heaven Father, thank you for your Son Jesus.  Thank you that we can put our full trust in you for all our needs and protection Lord Jesus, Yahuwah Messiach, Jesus our messiah and your perfect will for the world we live in today.  We know that your will is the most important thing happening today, that you are in control.  We believe that there is no equal to You, Heavenly Father,  Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.  You are all powerful over the heavens and the earth.  Nothing happens without your hand's approval.  We know and trust in your perfect will for the entire world and we pray that your will be done on earth, Almighty Father, as it is in Heaven, for your glory and honor, in the name above every name, Jesus Christ, amen."

01/04/2017-  FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM

​Proverbs 9:10 states that the fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom, knowledge of the Holy One which results in good judgment.  New Living Translation.

​BELOVED.  You can say what ever you want about the Father, you can say what ever you want about even the Lord Jesus Christ, but to blaspheme the Holy Spirit will lead you to hell.  Period!

Why such a harsh rebuke from Jesus in Mark 3:28-30?  Do we even know what  a blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is?  Guess what?  Most Christians do not even know what blasphemy of the Holy Spirit means/consists of or who said it or where in the bible we are commanded to refrain from blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

( BREAKING: 1/4/2017, 1 PM AST., Pleasecheck out this videoand see what you think. I checked out the validity of the video, and it is, has been confirmed that the boy is telling the truth by a panel of psychologists.)

​Proverbs 9:10...fear of the Lord is a good place to start.  In these last days...which we are very close,( maybe within months of Jesus second coming.  Yes, that's right!  Closer than I thought also.)  In these last days, Paul says " we WILL work out our salvation in fear and trembling", Philippians 2:12 thru verse 16.  This is a very strict command of the Lord through Paul.  Read it.  Sorry for those who have deceived to think that by asking Jesus into your heart, that after that, you don't have to do a thing.  Obviously if that's what you think, " just go about your life doing your own will and wait to be raptured," you will be sadly disappointed on judgment day.

​Look, we all need to hang up our stinky, filthy self righteous robes...better yet, throw them away.  We have been deceived by the enemy of our salvation, the devil.  The devil would want you to spend eternity in hell because you were ignorant to what the Holy Spirit expects of us as followers of Christ, as children of the Most High God, YHWEH.  We barely even know the LORD!  Most of barely even know Jesus, much less the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the most left out person of the Holy Trinity,  yet the most important in living out our lives IN CHRIST!  If you asked Jesus to be the Lord and savior of your life and did no more than that...do you think your life changed at all?  Where are your fruits?  I'm not talking to all of us, just those who really only wanted fire insurance from hell and an easy road to heaven.

​I hate to be the one to pop your pride bubble, if that's you, but just fearing hell fire for eternity and asking God to save you from going to hell, is far from insurance to hell's fire.  There is a change that needs to take place in your heart and mind.  Jesus promised us that "He and the Father would come to live with us, even " IN " us.  That is a spiritual rebirth that has ramifications, that possesses change.  If Christ is living in you, you will be compelled to do things differently than before you asked Jesus into your life and you would continue to become bolder and bolder in doing the will of Christ.  Does, " Because God is Holy, you must be Holy," ring a bell?

​Simply put beloved, and I call you beloved as you are beloved by the Lord and all Christians because of God's perfect will for all mankind to be saved and spend eternal life in Heaven with God, with Christ, with the Holy Spirit...all the angels and saints.  Think of that!  What a glorious time that will be!

​But, "Where are you with the fear of God?"  The most important lesson we will learn if you have not learned to fear God, is to realize WHO YOU ARE in the presence of  ALMIGHTY GOD...if you felt nothing, then you are right, we are nothing.  On the other hand, our creator God is the same God that created the heavens and the earth with just the breath of his mouth, "speaking all things into existence through the Power of His Word.  Do you think we can be so bold to even look into His face and live?  I don't think so, even with His great love for us, at least while we are still living in our sinful bodies.  Can we talk to God and will He listen?  Of course.  But to know what the substance of God's being is...we can not even imagine it.  The bible is as close as we can get to imagining what God is really like right now.

​How about the 7 spirits of God.  Do you know about the seven fold spirits of God?  Isaiah 11:2,3 reveal to us the seven spirits of God, also revealed to us in Revelation 4:5.  The First Spirit of God is the Spirit of the Lord.  The second is the Spirits of wisdom, 3) Understanding, 4) counsel, 5) Might, 6) knowledge of God and finally,  7) the Fear of the LORD.   Wow!

​Do you think it is important to know the Fear of the LORD now?  In these last days, if our heart has not been right with you Lord, I want to repent of NOT FEARING YOU!  I am so sorry Lord for taking you granted.  I am so sorry for not wanting to do your will, but living like a careless young immature child, doing only what I felt like doing in this life.  " Teach me your ways Oh LORD."  Show me how to love you and others while there is still time left.  help me to pray number one.  Help me to be thankful that we can even pray to you and that you listen to us as a Father listens to His children's requests.

​Help me to revere you.  Help me to listen to you, Holy Spirit and what you have for all of us to understand.  " I pray for all of us to receive the Spirit of Wisdom Father, in Jesus name."  I know that time is very short, so help me LORD to hear your voice within me.  To hear what your will is for me today.  Don't make me listen to others tell me what YOUR WILL is for me, tell me yourself Holy Spirit.  Help me never to grieve you Holy Spirit, to cut you off when you are moving in others hearts, or even in my own.  Help me never to blaspheme you Holy Spirit.  I NEVER WANT TO BLASPHEME YOU,  Holy Spirit, in Jesus name, amen.

We have lots to do.  Lots to pray about in these few days we have left beloved.  Do not let another idol moment go by.  Do all things for the glory of God.  Let us start with, "Praying and thanking God in every situation, in all things..." 1 Thessalonians 5:17,18,19.

Have a blessed and Holy Day, in Jesus name.

Mark 


01/02/2017 -WHAT HAS GOD PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM IN 2017?

"That is what the Scriptures mean when They say, " No eye has seen,  no ear has heard,  and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.   But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit.  For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us, God's children, God's deepest secrets."  1 Corinthians 2:9,10.

2017 will be a year full of surprises, that we can be assured of !   Things that are happening right now all around us that have never happened before and many more things happening that are more frightening than ever before. 

Just to name a few, if you have been following the global news, ( not that national news can be scary also,) you would know that major rivers throughout the world, including in TEXAS, USA., have been turning blood red overnight!  That's right, normal color streams and rivers turning blood red over night!

Animals are mysteriously dying off by the tens of thousands world wide!  Fish, whales, dolphins are dying like never before, washing up on ocean shores by the hundreds of thousands in some places, and by the thousands in other places including the United States, but assuredly, all over the world.  Fish are dying by the thousands in lakes,  streams and clear water rivers with no apparent reason.

​Famine has struck in every nation throughout the world including the United States.  Pestilences are ramped, especially the flu throughout North America,  China and many of the Asian countries.  Birds such as chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys are becoming infected through out much of Asia, North America and other parts of the world.

You may have already heard about the increase in world wide earthquakes.  What I'm about to share with you is new information I have just learned a couple of days ago, about the increase in 5.0 and higher earthquakes world wide in just the past nearly 50 years. 

​Let's go back to 1973, there were 4,539 earthquakes world wide.  1974: 4,528 earthquakes.  Sounds like 4,500 quakes each year is pretty normal...then in the year 2,000, there were 19,131 earthquakes world wide at or above 5.0.  In 2012, 19,492 earthquakes, then, in 2013, the number of earthquakes 5.0 and greater JUMPED to 89,622.  Then, a year later, 2014, 118,404 earthquakes.​  In 2015 there were 118,955 serious earthquakes world wide.  In 2016, as of December 1st, the world had 110,000 earthquakes.

​Jesus warned us that in the last days there would be many earthquakes everywhere in the world. So, why suddenly so many earthquakes world wide?  We are having earthquakes in places that have not had earthquakes in centuries!  Places like Jerusalem, Israel.  Have you been effected by any earthquakes recently or in the past?  I live in Alaska.  We are right on the Pacific rim, also known as the ring of fire.  I have a link to the Alaska earthquake center website.  They record each day in excess of thirty earthquakes on a normal day in or near Alaska.  Many are right in the region Maryna and I live.  Earthquakes come and go just like that.  No warning.  Some last a few minutes, some for less than twenty seconds. 

​We are in for some very perilous days beloved.  Days like have never been seen before by our generation.  Prepare yourself and your family for some real shockers.  Right now, the biggest threat that most people don't know about in America, the United States specifically, is there is a huge military presence of UN soldiers near major cities like Denver, CO., in Texas, and throughout the lower 48 states.  FEMA camps have been built all over the United States in recent years, unknown to the media, with prison camp enforcement and guard towers built around each facility.  Our NEW military soldiers have been going through special training to fight urban warfare.  War equipment such as tanks, Humvie troop carriers,  rocket launchers, armored motorcycles, military tracter trailer rigs, gasoline trucks can be seen more often than not on the state highways from Washington State to Connecticut to Florida and California.  Truck drivers talk about a presence of military all up and down the interstate highways as though we were in full all out war already.

​Then you have the Obama administration stirring up trouble like never before in his 8 years in office.  What Obama has done in the past two months alone shows that Obama wants a war with whomever will engage with him.  Russia, China, North Korea just to name a few.  His actions against Israel are staggering.  Stab Israel in the back on your way out...if he even leaves.  Many have said that Obama will be our last president.

So what can we as followers of Christ do?  We have the most powerful weapon in the world beloved.  Prayer.  PRAYER !  This is a time to pray for God's will to be done.  A time to pray for Grace and Mercy over the world.  A time to pray for our enemies that Christ wants to also save from eternal hell fire.  We as Christians know we have very little time left before Jesus returns for His Bride, the church.  We don't want to waste any time doing nothing.

Now is the time to spend more time alone with the Lord our God in our secret place, in our closet to pray and just listen to the Lord to tell us what we should do next.  Listen for names of people the Lord wants to assign us to pray for, for salvation, for deliverance, for protection.  We all have relatives who do not know Jesus.  We all have neighbors that we know who do not know Jesus.  The list goes on, but we must spend that quiet intimate time alone with our creator to really get to know Him and what His will is for us in the remaining time left on earth before Jesus comes again.

So,  Looking at Isaiah 11 this morning,  I think all of us need to look at Isaiah 11 for a glimpse into the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven to see what God wants us to know about this GLORIOUS PLACE CALLED HEAVEN which He has gone to prepare a place for those who love Him.  Enjoy the JOY of the Lord in all His creation today.  Blessings of Love and Peace in Christ in 2017.

Mark and Maryna 


12/30/2016               YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN

" No one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit." and, " Nicodemus, a Jewish ruler and leader came to Jesus one night.  He was a Pharisee. "Rabbi, he said, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God.  For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him." Jesus replied, " verily I tell you, unless you are born again,  you cannot see the Kingdom of God."  John 3:5, 1,2,3.

​Nicodemus was a Jewish ruler.  He was an elder, an older man versed in the scriptures and a teacher himself, a Pharisee.  He was a leading teacher in the Jewish council.  Yet, he had heard Jesus preach in the Jewish Synagogue and was captured by Jesus' knowledge and interpretation of the scriptures.  Not only that, Nicodemus sensed something different about Jesus, a presence with him unlike any other Jewish teacher Nicodemus had ever met.​​  But, Nicodemus needed to talk with Jesus, even knowing that the other Jewish leaders did not like Jesus nor anyone who seemed interested in Jesus or his teachings.

​So Nicodemus traveled at night, hoping no one would see him as he met with Jesus Christ.  The conversation, as we see in John chapter 3 is very intense for Nicodemus.  " What must I do to be born again?" Then Jesus answers with a question, " I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe, How  then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?" John 3:12

​I think that when all was said and done, Jesus gave Nicodemus what he was looking for, eternal life, being born again.

​Are you born again?  I was born again in April of 1970.  It was quite an experience for me.  I heard angels singing, I experienced the touch of Jesus hand on my head and heard His voice as clear as a bell.  I had a very awakening experience in being born again.  The life I lived up to the day I experienced Jesus for the very first time in my life, was one of wreck less, careless living.  I had never read a bible in my life before this day, I had never really believed in God and was a wild 19 year old doing all the things a good young man should never be doing, period.

​There was a dramatic change within me that I felt.  Like someone had slugged me in the stomach as hard as they could, it knocked the breath out of me for a moment.  Then Jesus began to speak to me as though he really knew me. 

I listened.  He spoke.  He told me about a few different things that happened to me when I was much younger, a toddler even.  Jesus told me about Traumatic things that only I knew about.  At the time, as Jesus was talking to me, I did not know it was Jesus talking to me.  In fact, as He talked to me, after the hard blow to the stomach, I was bent over, face down on my knees and a very firm hand was on my head holding my head down.  I could not see Jesus face. 

​After Jesus told me these things about myself, I asked him, not knowing that He was Jesus, " What is your name?"  ( I thought he might be a god or maybe even an angel because He knew things about me.  I didn't know God the Father or Jesus or the Holy Spirit at the time, so I had no clue who God was or that He would even talk to me.)  So, immediately after I asked Him who He was, He paused, then said in a gentle yet powerful manner, " JESUS." 

I knew about Jesus, that He was the Son of God, so when Jesus told me He was Jesus, I felt like leaping for Joy, I was so happy!

​Jesus and I had quite a long conversation after that.  He did most of the talking.  At the end of the talk, Jesus told me two important things that I needed to remember.  ONE, " my life was not my own to do my will, but to do His will and TWO, that I needed to get to know Him.  " How do I get to know you," I asked Jesus?  Jesus then said to me, ( still holding my head down so I couldn't see His face,) " If you want to get to know me, get to know my Word."  " Get to know your Word," I said?

​" I don't get it."   I then heard Jesus laugh out loud, " I knew you would say that," you have spoken the truth for the first time in your life," Jesus said to me laughing.  " Don't worry, I will send someone to teach you the Word," Jesus said.

Then, the Lord Jesus said to me, " I have to leave now, but remember this, I will always be with you."

Then I suddenly felt the pressure of that strong hand on my head let up.  I wanted to see Jesus, so I quickly tried to lift my head up so I could see Jesus ascending up into the sky. ( I was outside at the time.)  As I quickly tried to look up to get a quick glimpse of Jesus, I felt like my head weighed a thousand pounds.  I could not lift my head up but very slowly with much resistance.  What I finally saw as I could finally see above me, was a large round cloud all by itself slowly spinning in a clockwise direction.  It was slowly ascending up into the sky, surrounded by one of the brightest, bluest skies I have ever seen.  This all took place at Huntington Beach, California on a Saturday morning in early April, 1970.  I will never forget that day as long as I live.  I was in the Pacific Ocean at the time of Jesus visitation.  I had been trying to learn how to body surf by myself (stupid thing to do) when I had gotten myself into a cross current that was pulling me out to sea.  At the time Jesus spoke with me and I experienced being born again, I was so far out from the beach that I could hardly see land. 

​So, my whole point in sharing this testimony is not to impress you with what Jesus did to get my attention so that He could baptize me with water and fire ( His Spirit, the Holy Spirit) but to share with you that I was, in my opinion, a rebellious, back biting lying cheating stealing thieving canniving dishonest selfish disrespectful ungrateful drug/alcohol driven manipulative immoral sexual predator...bound for hell living in the palm of the devil's hand.  Jesus picked me up out of the water where I was going to drown at the time, He knocked the devil out of me with one blow of His breath and wrapped me in a blanket of His Mighty Love. 

Jesus Christ changed me that day from a dead young man to a New Living being, born of the Spirit and destined to be a living Child of the Most High God!  By the way.  This wonderful born again experience came with a cost...my life.  Literally.  "My life was no longer my own to do what I wanted, but what Jesus wanted of my life."   It has been a long, wonderful, suffering at times, full of Joy, painful but not so much that it killed me journey from being a free spirited 19 year old to godly servant and brother of Jesus Christ at nearly 66 years old.

​Why am I sharing this with you today?  Because some of you reading this today needed to hear the encouragement for yourself, because you are just like I was back when I was a young man.  Or, maybe you know someone like I was whom you have given up on and said, " Oh to hell with him or her," " she's not worth it or he's not worth it."  Or, you have a grandson or a son who you just can't figure out why they have thrown their life away when they had everything going for them...so you thought.

​There is no reason to ever give up.  God hears all your prayers.  He knows what you have been going through, the sufferings, the struggles just to be happy, the bitterness, the sorrows, the tears...  It's never too late...no never!  And maybe they have gone clean and it seemed they were going to make it and then...disappointment, backslidden.  Not one time, no not two or three times, but time after time after time to the point that misery is all you can see now.

​Just thank God, thank Jesus that He died for all sins of the world, even the sin of your loved lost one.  Keep praying for them.  Keep thanking Jesus for saving them.  Keep on loving them and showing them you love them no matter what.  yes it's hard.  But, put yourself in their shoes.  They are fighting against all evil, the devil and demons so many you can't even count them.  The flames of hell are licking at their feet, but don't you give up on them!  Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.  Nothing is impossible with God.  With Christ, all things are possible.  Do you believe this?  Then thank Jesus, thank God the Father Almighty, the Most High God.  You lost one is found.  Thank you Jesus for all you do for us that we don't even know.  Thank you for your love, your light that catches our eye in a world that is dark and FULL of evil and corrupt creatures that you protect us from daily without even knowing they are all around us...oh Thank you Jesus!  Thank you Holy Spirit!  Thank you Heavenly Father.

​So, are we in the last days?  You better believe it.  How much longer do we have?  Not long, but just enough time to pray for one more lost person to be found!  Keep on praying beloved, every chance you get.  And if you suffer, give it up to the Lord in thanksgiving.  "Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God! "  Blessed are the pure in heart,  for they will see God."​  Thank you Lord for your grace and mercies to save us.  Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for our sin.  Thank you Jesus for making us born again when we asked you to.  Thank you Holy Spirit for coming to live in us when we were born again, so that your Spirit would grow up in us to make us pleasing to you.  Forgive us for taking so long to come around, to know you and Love you as your Word tell us to do.  Help us to love others, help us to love our enemies and to pray for them  so that you can come again Jesus and take us to Heaven with you and your angels.  Thank you Jesus. 

Thank you for each day as you bless us with another.  Thank you for each year that you give us.  I pray that 2017 will be a year that will bring about many saved lost people to the cross of Christ and that there will be a flood of born again believers in Christ written in your Lambs book of Life this year to be with you forever, Lord Jesus.  Amen.  You are awesome Lord Jesus...we Love you, we bless you and we look forward to being with you forever Dear Jesus!

​Mark and Maryna

12/29/2016    HOW WE TREAT  ISRAEL  AND THE  JEWS  EVERYWHERE  MEANS EVERYTHING

" I will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who treat you with contempt, ( curse Israel.)  Genesis 12:3.

Beloved.  We are living right now in a time of count down.  If you live in the United States of America, and you are reading this website because you accidently found it or someone said," Go to this website," I just want you to know that we are living on a short count down...from hour to hour, moment to moment, day to day.  Many of you are looking for encouragement during a time of dismal unbelief and despair.  With that last statement said, You are very blessed!  The realization that there is no hope in this world is absolutely a blessing from the Lord!  Draw close to Jesus right now beloved.  That is what the Holy Spirit is urging us to do.  I feel saddened, only because I long to be with Jesus in Heaven more than being here on the earth.  WE know in our hearts that America is over.  It is gone, spent by the course of events spoken of long ago.  The earth, the whole world has served it's purpose,  so for now, it's time now to prepare for the eternal kingdom of God!  All the players are in place for the last events of the world and then...Christ will come.  Praise the Lord!

With that said, I have listened to many prophets very closely for the past 44 years now.  In the early 1970's, I belonged to a small prayer group in Seattle.  We met in the basement of an old Catholic church, Blessed Sacrament.  There people of all different denominations praised and worshiped the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He had sent.  We sang the old hymnal songs and shared scriptures and the joys of knowing Christ each meeting.  We heard testimonies of some of the most incredible miracles of God's grace in action.  We talked about Heaven and what it will be like.  I would have never dreamed that our world would still be going past the year 2000!

Most of us thought that Jesus would come again before the end of the 1970's, no kidding!    In the prayer group we had several prophets who weekly prophesied to our group words of encouragement about how much God the Father Loved us and sent Jesus for us as our Savior and Lord to show His tremendous Love for us.  The baptism of the Holy Spirit was a common experience in our little prayer meeting, as well as deliverance from spirits and demons.  These gifts of the Holy Spirit were in themselves encouragement for us as believers in Christ.  I saw older people come to Christ for the first time, homeless, prostitutes, homosexuals, men and women of all ages and even small children.  It was always a joy to be a part of the whole body of Christ.  Praise the Lord Jesus, for He has done great things!

​Beloved.  I don't need to tell you specifics about what is about to take place in the world in the near future.  The Word tells us exactly what to expect and the Holy Spirit confirms in our spirit the days that are coming to an end. 

The world thinks we are just going through a phase we have gone through before.  Wrong!  Don't fool yourself if that is your mindset.  Our Great God and Father is in control.  He is in control of the heavens and the earth.  He is in charge of the tides, the mountains, the prairies.  He is the keeper of all wildlife, all plant life, all weather, all conditions of the earth.  We can put our full trust in Him in these last days.  He has given us a free will to choose.  Choose Jesus if you haven't yet.  Just ask Jesus into your heart and confess with you mouth that you are a sinner, saved by grace and faith in the One and only Lord, Jesus Christ, who died for you on a cross and rose from the dead to defeat the devil and all his evil works forever.

​Time is very short.  There is no more time left now for scooping up anything and everything to hoard for the future.  There is only time now to pray for those we know who are still lost, who are unsaved, unbelievers in Jesus Christ.  " No one can come to me unless the Father draw them."  John 6:44.

​The signs the Lord has told us to watch for in the last days have all been fulfilled now.  One of the last ones is the destruction of Israel.  " When all the nations of the earth have turned against thee, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations.  All who try to move it will only injure themselves." Zechariah 12:3.  Obama and John Kerry just sealed Americas judgment turning their backs on Israel, condemning Israel with the curse of the world, the UN.

​Now, draw close to the Lord while you still have time.  Pray, Pray, Pray for all your family members to turn from their sinful  live styles to Jesus for forgiveness of sin and eternal life forever in Heaven with Christ.  Judgment day is upon us beloved.  Honor the Lord in your worship and thanksgiving, praise and honor.  Open the gates wide, for the King of Kings is entering in, coming for His pure spotless bride.  Are you ready Church?  Put on your robe of righteousness, Christ the Lord!

​See you in the Holy of Holies, the café of the Lord God Almighty, thank you Jesus...

Start by going to My Utmost for His Highestafter you have finished here.  I believe you will find encouragement and rest for your soul there also. 

Mark and Maryna

12/28/2016  " Blessed are the poor in spirit...blessed are the pure in heart...for the kingdom of God belongs to them... for they shall see God..." Matthew 5:8

​I must tell you, where I live and those that I know best, they are far from poor in spirit or pure in heart.  I'm not condemning them for their disconcerting hearts, but people's mouth reveals what is in their hearts, right?   A proud heart is what I'm talking about.  Lord have mercy on the man with a proud heart.  This proud spirit is a demon from hell that doesn't need anyone or anyone's help for anything.  I don't know about you, but it seems that many people in the United States of America fit in this very shallow box...and we have all been there, haven't we?  It's a very lonely place, to be so proud of yourself and your accomplishments that you don't listen to anyone or even for a moment feel you need anyone other than yourself.  This is anti-Christ.

​With the Christmas celebration of the Christmas holiday already over, for many Christian Americans, they have already begun to put their Christmas decorations away along with their Christmas spirit.  There is a sense of, being back to "business as usual."  Unfortunately, that is the way most people are.  It is the way of the world beloved, and we must NEVER have anything to do with the world.  We are called out of the darkness into the marvelous light of Christ.  We are alive in Christ!  We have much to do as we prepare for the return of Jesus Christ SOON and very SOON to pick up His Bride, the Bride of Christ.  Are you ready for this awesome, wonderful day?!!

​I hope so.  Living in these last days has an excitement that is second to no other excitement or experience this world has to offer.  But during this time, we have been given a window of time to pray for those we know who are still in the world, still living with "business as usual" thinking. 

Thinking about their job number one, thinking about what they need to do to take care of themselves, planning their future, their retirement, where they want to travel to, vacations, pleasures.  There is nothing wrong with enjoying some time with those you love, enjoying some momentary pleasures, but we don't have time to plan and waste much time doing just that.

​There are people who are suffering all around us, the poor in spirit.  There are the meek and humble who have barely anything.  We have many who need our help.  There are the sick, the homeless, the helpless, the lonely.  We all know these people.  We can help.  We know nations that are suffering.  Israel is being ganged up by nearly every nation on the face of the earth...that in it's self shows us we are near the end times.  There is little time left beloved.  Get yourself ready.  Get your house in order.  The King of Kings is on His Way!

​Pray, pray, pray.  "Pray in the Spirit," as Paul says,  Ephesians 6:18,  "Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.  Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere."

​Do we realize what is about to take place in the world?  Do you not sense in the Holy Spirit that big trouble is about to settle over us like a dark cloud, a storm of storms?  Oh, I just don't know what is more important than praying in the Spirit.  The bible says, " We don't know what to pray for in Romans 8:26, 27.  " We don't know what we ought to pray for,  but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through groanings, wordless groans that cannot be expressed in words.  And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying,  for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will."  Amen. 

​Turn your heart upon Jesus.  Look full into His wonderful face...and the things of the world will grow strangely dim, in the light of His Glory and Grace...

​Blessings in Christ Jesus beloved.

​Mark and Maryna

12/24/2016  " Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given to us...Wonderful counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."  Isaiah 9:6,  "Christ the Lord." 

​May the Blessing of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, " God is with us," be your Christmas gift from the Father's heart.  We have all things," In Him.  Peace, Joy, Love and Hope for the future, in Christ Jesus!

  MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!  Mark and Maryna

12/22/2016  " There is a way that appears to be right,  but in the end it leads to death.  Proverbs 14:12.

​This very verse, Proverbs 14:12,  has been a bright light for my path, which simply means, "there are always two different paths before us every day, EVERY DAY, starting when we first wake up in the morning.   Before we ever get out of bed, there is a path that is God's way and there is a path that is man's way.  God's way leads us to eternal life each day.  Man's way leads us closer to death each day.

One path we can jump out of bed and hit the ground running, never looking back...and the other path, we pray about before we even pull the covers off to step out of bed.  We have very few choices we have to make when we walk with Jesus every day.  One decision is to determine that we are not going to start our day without first acknowledging our Creator God, giving thanks that we don't even have to think about breathing or listening for that still quiet voice of the Lord saying, " Go this way today, or go that way," because we automatically hear from God first thing in the morning! 

The fact that Our Lord has given us yet another day to praise His Holy Name, to live for Jesus and to do what we can to bless others brings us much joy and thankful hearts. 

Everything else, the bible says, above all else we need to "pray in all things," Philippians 4:6, 7., 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 18. 

In these end times, the times we live out now, are very critical to the glory of God.  There are way too many souls out there who do not know Jesus who need to know about Jesus each day.  Unless we make that our first priority in every day, to look for someone we can share Jesus with, our day could be wasted for what?  No, " As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!"  Joshua 24:15

​Look!  We should have already run out of time in this life on this earth...just a couple of months ago, things looked pretty bad for Christians in the world, especially in the USA.  Many Christians now think that Donald Trump is going to save us all...wrong.  Yes, Donald Trump is send by God to lead Americans back to their knees, but he is not in any way shape or form going to move anything that is outside of God's will. 

The Lord is counting on intercessors to spiritually fight each day tremendous battles that only the bride of Christ can fight!  Too many luke warm Christians still don't get it.  Just sitting back doing nothing because we will be " Raptured out of here" before things get too bad, is not scriptural.   We do not realize just how close we came to being thrown under the bus and could still be thrown under the bus...learning the hard way to be obedient to sacrificing our sufferings for Jesus for His Sake and His will.  OUR LIVES DO NOT BELONG TO US ANYMORE BELOVED.  OUR LIVES BELONG TO THE LORD TO DO HIS WILL, NOT OUR WILL.

​Jesus paid a ridiculous price for our souls!  Jesus paid the price of His own life nailed to the cross at Calvary until he died for our lives!  Jesus gave His life for us so that He could defeat the works of the devil and defeat death once and for all time where by we might have eternal life through Jesus Christ forever. 

This willing gift of Christ was to pay the price for our sins on the cross that we might have eternal life in Heaven with Christ.  Jesus paid our debt once and for all, paid in full!  That is the Good News the whole world needs to hear.

​" If you will make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no harm, no evil will come near your home.  For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go."  Psalm 91:9, 10, 11.  Go read the rest of Psalm 91.  Then go read Psalm 34 in it's entirety.  Then tell me how much our LORD God Almighty loves us.

​We do have our work cut out for us beloved, for the rest of our days!  The devil knows his time is short and will be working overtime on us, especially those who belong to the Lord's team.  We are under watch 24/ 7.  Avoid sin, evil or any appearance of evil.  Keep vigilant, pray in all things and don't forget to pray in the spirit at all times as Paul reminds us to do in Ephesians 6:18, " And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people."  This is God's will for those who are in Christ Jesus! 

​Maryna and I hope that everyone everywhere is experiencing the joy of the Christmas season.  We pray a special blessings for families and people who are in war torn nations, that the Lord will shower you with His Peace and protection and especially His personal Love in dreams and visions.  We pray that the Lord will reach out to you through those around you who have more than most and that you will experience the generosity of God's Love for you through these brothers and sisters in Christ, in Jesus name, Amen.  Lord, bless those who need you and your love the most, in Jesus name, Amen.

​Mark and Maryna