THE END TIME DAYS JOURNAL
What does the Bible say about the Very Last Days and what we should know ?
In These Last Days we suggest that you have a good study bible for everyday reading.
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02/24/2017-HOW DOES ONE 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
12/19/2016 " You will hear and recognize my voice and follow me. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." John 10:27, 28.
These are the most comforting words of Jesus beloved. This is a promise from Jesus Christ that we can take all the way to the throne room of the Father.
As some of you may have noticed, my updates to the Lord's website here have been delayed for a number of days. I don't know about you, but we have been experiencing a tremendous, lengthy attack of the adversary like never before. The spiritual battles seem to come in waves that are almost over whelming, if not for the love of Jesus to us here. I don't know how much longer the Lord Jesus will give us to encourage you, I hope much longer, but the reality of the days we are in are ever changing each day. I have awebsite that has been a real encouragement to Maryna and I during these past few weeks. I hope you will take advantage of the prayers and peace that Christ will give you as things in the world become more critical in God's timing. I pray that Jesus will bless you with His grace to hear His voice more clearly and to decern the sound of His voice from our adversary the devil, who would imitate, counterfeit the sound of Jesus voice to deceive those who listen to him thinking he is the Christ. It is only through the leading of the Holy Spirit to Christ and through Jesus' grace that we have such a guide in our lives that we can fully trust who will not let us down. Jesus is the WAY. Blessed be the name of the Lord. I pray that you will be 100%, totally sold out to Jesus from this day forth, in Jesus name, for His glory, amen. TIME IS RUNNING OUT! THERE IS VERY LITTLE TIME LEFT. Jesus is the most precious Christmas gift that you will receive this Christmas, straight from Father God's most precious heart to yours. Thank you Father, thank you
12/15/2016 " There will be signs in the heavens, the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken." Luke 21:25, 26.
Beloved, Yes, Jesus wanted us to know that things will get very bad on the earth before He comes again. First and foremost, Jesus' desire for all of us is to escape any surprise when these things begin to happen by knowing Jesus' warning that this is going to happen in the last days. Jesus desire for us is that we are SAVED. Jesus Loves us beloved! He wants us to spend all eternity with Him more than anything, but we have to give up self, die to self and take His hand into the new world, the New Heaven with Him as Lord of our lives. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to there. Pray that the Lord Almighty show you and give you the right desire to come to Jesus through His pure Love for you. Please take a moment to check this outright now. You will be glad you did.
We are truly living in perilous times. Life will become harder and harder to live for Jesus, even today and before Christmas. The temptations to covet the things of the world continue to become stronger and stronger as we turn into ourselves during the Christmas time. Let us put these urges aside for Christ and give ourselves to prayer for God's will right now. If you are a follower of Christ, you couldn't have helped seeing the darkness around the attempts to throw Donald Trump out of the presidency. We must continue to pray for Donald Trump, God's chosen anointed leader for America in 2017 and against any weapon formed against him, by the enemy of God's will, and those plans to be cast into hell forever. Also, any plans of the enemy to force the corrupt will of those in power right now, to continue with their evil plans to take over the USA and bring us into bondage.
Here is an eye opening testimony of a former Muslim about what is about to take place in America if we don't start praying and seeking God daily for revival.
12/13/2016 " There will be perilous, troublesome, probably the worst times ever in these last days." 2 Timothy 3:1. One thing we can see plainly for sure today, clearly, there is no peace and safety in the world today. Peace is a very powerful word. Safety is as powerful as Peace. Both Peace and Safety come only after obedience to the King of Kings, to our Lord of Lords.
Type this on your google bar, " bible verses that begin with the word " if ". In Psalm 91, starting with verse 9, "If you will make the Most High your shelter, if you make the LORD your refuge, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling. For He orders His angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone...The Lord says, " I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in My Name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them. I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation."
So, " IF " is a very powerful word our Lord has given us to act on. If we want a relationship with God, we have to make the first move toward Him..."draw close ( You ) draw close) and I will draw close to you." James 4:8.
If is found from the very first books of the bible to the last books of the bible. What brings our Heavenly Father Joy more than any thing else we could do, is " IF " we will be obedient to His voice, His commands. This truly activates our LOVE of God. God is Love. If we Love God, we will obey Him. We will Love Him first, then, Love others, even our enemies. We will forgive anyone whom has offended us, then God will forgive us. " Whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me," Jesus said. Matthew 25:40.
I would like to close with this encouragement for you today. If you will be a "doer" for Christ today, He will be blessed by you in ways He will never forget. " IF you love me, do as I have commanded you... John 14:23, and "If you will delight yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of His heart." Psalm 37:4.
12/12/2016 " ...and those who were ready went in with Him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came saying, " Lord, Lord, open the door to us! But He answered, " Truly, I say to you, I do not know you. Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour." Matthew 25:10 thru 13.
We have been talking for over a year now that the great and terrible day of the LORD is coming soon. "No one knows the hour or the day..." we have talked about this too, about how only the Father knows the exact day and hour. But, we who are close to the Lord, those who have been watching and waiting for the bridegroom to come, keeping our lamps full of oil, being "filled with the oil of the Holy Spirit that leads us to ALL TRUTH, we know that Jesus is coming soon, no, is already on His way now! We don't know exactly the hour or the day, but we know the day is soon because of the word we have received from the Lord about these last days. Oh beloved, let us be vigil to pray for those whom the Lord Jesus would have us to pray for to be spared from the upcoming doom that is knocking upon the door right now, in Jesus name, amen.
12/10/2016 " verse 3) Be not deceived...At that time, verse 10 of Matthew 24, ( the time of great deception) MANY will turn from their faith, and betray and hate each other, verse 11) and many false prophets will appear and deceive MANY! " Matthew 24:3, 10, 11.
Beloved, the world is right now being turned upside down and shook like a fig tree, and most people do not EVEN realize what is happening in their lives or around them! Most people are caught right now believing lies by the media, being totally deceived. Most people do not have the Holy Spirit living in their hearts and because of this very fact, those people without the Holy Spirit living in their hearts, they can not HEAR GOD'S WARNINGS.
If you don't think things are bad now, wait and see if you will, they are only going to get worse by the minute. I believe by the middle of, if not before the middle of next week, something really BIG is going to happen that will shock the world, everyone, including myself! I am not a prophet, I am a watchman at the tower. I can see something moving out there, not sure what it is right now In the spirit realm, but I sense something really BIG is about to come upon all of us suddenly. I think it has to do with sneaky, secret, dirty tricks, King of liars, you know who in the white house is about to pull a fast one again on the American people, but this one will rock the boat over and cause irreparable damage to the United States of America and to the world.
If what is happening in America right now, ( chaos everywhere and increasing by the day) and on every national news network in the way of ( " Fake News,") this is an indication of what is happening globally, which according to Alternative News sources on the internet news, is true, ( there is no reason for it not to be,) we are in the time of "MANY SORROWS," that JESUS WARNED US WOULD HAPPEN JUST BEFORE HE COMES on that great and terrible day of the LORD. " Be NOT deceived is another term for, BE NOT LIED TO AND BELIEVE THE LIE. When the majority of the world's people want to believe the lie, then we have global chaos. Chaos always leads to more chaos unless something disrupts the chaos. That something would be a catastrophic disaster, or Judgement, which I believe is what is coming any day now, at the hand of God Almighty! Be prepared beloved. Be in prayer and be RIGHT with your Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ.
Those who have a right relationship with Christ, they already know something BIG is about to happen. They will be spared much of the judgment and sorrow because of their intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. But those who DO NOT KNOW JESUS intimately, they will suffer greatly, unfortunately. Read 2 Thessalonians, the 2nd chapter, if you want to know more and why I have said what I have about believers in Christ not suffering because they knew the TRUTH. Jesus Christ is the TRUTH. You must give your heart to Jesus Christ beloved if you want to be safe in these last days from distruction. There is no other hope anywhere in the universe by which you can be saved!. Jesus Christ is our only TRUTH. You must know and embrace Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord beloved. Ask Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior right now. Ask Jesus for the Holy Spirit to come and live in you so that He can help you through the rest of your life to Heaven, in Jesus name..
12/08/2016 " Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.
This message is for all of you who are weary and burdened with troubles in your life. I am talking to all of you who are struggling with issues in your life, and you know more than anyone what those issues really are.
God your Father and Jesus know exactly what your issues are, "...You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT ME AND WHAT I DO." Psalm 139:1-4.
Every human being that was ever created on this earth has had a very special purpose in this world for GOD, the LORD! Let me share with you what Your God has to say about everyone ever created from Psalm 139 of the Holy Bible. I know that many who come and visit here do not have a bible, and your life would be in danger if you were caught with a bible. We are very fortunate in that respect right now in America to be allowed a bible to read. Psalm 139, written and prophesied by King David.
" 2) You (God) know when I sit and when I stand up. You know my thoughts even when I am far away. 3) You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. 4) You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. 5) You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. 6) Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! " Psalm 139:2-6.
I'm going to stop here, this seems like a good place to take it all in. The Lord wants us to "taste and see, for the LORD is good!" Psalm 34:8. BELOVED by God, God loves all people everywhere. It doesn't really matter what you believe right now about Him. What is important for all of us to know right now is that God Almighty, the creator of the heavens and the earth, the only God, has known us since before we were first conceived. That's why in verse 6, Psalm 139, King David says, " Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!"
This Awesome Creator God of the universe that no one really knows except Jesus Christ His Son, This Lord of All, provided a means for us to know Him as our Father, through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man. Jesus Christ needed to come to the earth and be known among men, then die on a cross in a shameful death for all of our sins and the sins of the whole world, be dead for three days, then rise from the dead to defeat death and all the works of the devil. This is only the beginning for us all, just to know Jesus and all that He has done to set us free from death because of our many sins by His precious cross and crucifixion.
12/07/2016 " If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people unto me." John 12:32
Beloved, not just anyone can be a Christian. This is a huge misunderstanding of the character of our Creator God. Jesus Christ tells us plainly that "Only a few people will find the narrow gate that leads to eternal life." Matthew 7:14. " Many will call out to me, "Lord, Lord... and I will say to them, ' I never knew you. Away from me you wicked evildoers!" Matthew 7:23.
WOW! Don't mess around with God's mercy beloved. Only a remnant will be saved. I got this revelation when I was in high school Sunday school one morning. Our Sunday school teacher, bluntly said to us, " not all of you will go to heaven. " That frightened me, REALLY! He went on to read to us from Matthew chapter 7. After he read about the choice we make between the easy wide path that many will follow or the narrow difficult path that ONLY a few will ever find, my ears were wide open to hear the Lord!
There were seven high school students at our table at the time he was teaching us. Our teacher said, ( and this was what frightened me ) " of the eight of us here now, only a few of us will ever find the narrow gate that leads to eternal life in heaven with God, but the rest will take the easy road that leads to hell." Then he said, " look around the table. Who of you will be looking for the narrow gate to the difficult path that few will ever find? " " I don't know about any of you, but I'm going to start looking for that narrow path now!" I said. Praise God! Jesus Christ is the only narrow gate and He is the only one who helps us down that difficult path that leads to eternal life. Thank you Jesus
Maybe you have heard something like this before, " they say that my neighbor is touched by God. He has a personal relationship with Jesus."
This scripture verse from the gospel book of John in the New Testament, chapter 12, verse 32, " if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to me is a prophesy from our Lord Jesus Christ to ALL people through out this earth who believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who came to save the world from their sins by dying on THE cross at Calvary and to defeat the works of the devil AND the power of death.
This one calculated act planned by Father God from the very beginning of time to be done by Jesus Christ the only Son of God, would be the only price paid in all eternity for the sins of the entire world that would please our Father God. The power to believe would come only from The Father's grace that He gives to His children who ask, or intercede for others to follow Christ also, and would come from Father God for their salvation, and then through the Holy Spirit to then guide those who believe in Christ to eternal life in Heaven. This is a promise from Jesus to you and to me. " By Grace we are saved through faith from God, not of ourselves, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8.
Like so many promises Jesus tells us that are true and given just for us, this promise in John 12 comes with an "IF" that depends on IF we believe Jesus' promise to us. " IF " I am lifted up from the earth... THEN... I will draw all people to me." The gift of Grace from our Father's Holy and Righteous heart into the new believers heart who is being prayed into Christ by another believer of Christ is what makes the process of salvation continue to grow in God's will for the earth, one soul at a time. The attention of God the Father and all heaven is on that one person at that specific time when each new believer comes to that point of asking Jesus Christ to be their Savior and Lord. WOW! " I tell you, that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." Luke 15:7. Hallelujah!
The reality beloved, is " IF " we are open to listening to Jesus Word ( we can only be open IF we have the grace of God the Father given to us...) which I believe comes when someone who already knows Jesus personally and has an intimate relationship with Father God, prays and asks Father God to give the needed grace to a person who needs Jesus in their life so that they receive the gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Then, God Our Father will grant, make it possible for that specific person prayed for to receive the needed grace to receive Christ into their heart as their Savior and Lord. Our Loving Father is where the miracle of life begins and ends for the new potential believer.
How do we know this is how people are brought into the family of God? Good question. In the gospel of John in the Holy bible, chapter 6, verse 44, Jesus, the Son of God tells us, "For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the Last Day, I will raise them up." That is why those of us still on the earth must interceed for others to receive Jesus Christ into their lives for eternal salvation while there is still time left before Jesus comes. There is very little time left now and that time is getting shorter by the minute! Our prayers are so important and powerful right now. Do not waste that precious time God the Father is giving you and me to intercede for the lost we are to pray for. Those people are first, our own family, our neighbors and people we see each day at work or where ever you are, at school, on the street, even at church. God the Holy Spirit will show you who to specifically pray for.
"God will answer the prayer of the believer, the follower of Christ because Christ and the Father already live in the believer, through the Holy Spirit of God living in that person, and believerbecause the prayer of salvation for others is "Always" God's will, as we see in Jesus own words in John 12:32, " If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people unto me."
The opportunity to pray for the salvation of an unbeliever should always be at the top of our God given priorities. Think how much God the Father desires for one of His fallen children to come to know Jesus and His Great Love for them for eternity.
" We are saved by grace through faith, not of ourselves lest any man boast of themselves, it is the gift of God-not by works.." Ephesians 2:8,9.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son and my Lord, I pray for any unbeliever or fallen away child of God that is reading here right now, that you bless them with the grace that is needed to receive Jesus Christ into their lives right now. And I pray for any believers who know or have a relative, child or neighbor who is lost in darkness, that you will shine your light of grace of Salvation on them even as we pray, bless them with your grace unto salvation unto Christ, right now, in Jesus name, amen.
And Jesus said," If you would like to get to know me, get to know my Word." Start with the Gospel of John in the New Testament." There you will find the first clues that lead to the narrow gate. I will be praying for you!
12/05/2016 " Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." Matthew 24:7, 8.
Right now we are seeing the beginning of these sorrows on Jesus time line to the last days. Beloved, we are very close. Nations against a nation: The United Nations voted last Thursday to divide the nation of Israel, giving Palestine land that God gave to Israel. The vote of nations was 153 to 7, to divide Israel's land. NOT GOOD! This is going to catapult history into the very last days. The Kingdom of God vs the kingdom of darkness...not at all a close match.
God will not be mocked. What so ever men sow, so shall they reap. Those nations who voted to separate Israel will now have to " sleep in their own bed that they have made." The world will begin to unravel into an age of sorrows like we have never seen before. If we think the earthquakes around the world have been bad lately, and famine has caught nations into troubled times, we haven't seen anything yet. The TIME OF SORROWS is about to really begin.
Father, thank you for your protection and safety for your children. We lift up those last minute people who will turn to you for salvation and redemption. "Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven, in Jesus name, amen.
12/03/2016 " Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of MOST will grow cold." Matthew 24:11, 12.
Lawlessness in the Christian Church is now an infestation of epidemic proportion! How can that be??!! Simply put, God calls ALL Christians TO BE HOLY! And, I'm not talking about a religious spirit, absolutely NOT, God is talking about having THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVING IN US to make us Holy.
We are about to celebrate Emmanuel Day, " God is with us day." Christmas is the Hope of God for all mankind. Does the Christian Church really care? Most Christian Churches right now are steeped in TRADITION. Everything from daily devotions around Advent wreathes to practices nearly every night by the church choirs and Children's Christmas play to " Live Bethlehem Scenes" for Christmas Eve. More money is spent on Christmas light displays than ever before. Why? Is it really about showing our love to Jesus, to God? No! It's really about "keeping up with the Jones'." If it were more about loving God, we would be living like it.
Please don't get me wrong, celebrating Christmas is wonderful if done in the right Spirit, through the Holy Spirit. Anything else is idolatry. That's right! The Holy Spirit is grieved about all the stuff His Church is doing to create a hype for the Christmas spirit, which is just teaching our children more about loving stuff than loving God, from enjoying the traditional Christmas music to Christmas gifts and dinner. Growing up, I loved all this, but there was always a huge let down the day after the Christmas celebration. Jesus is the reason for the Season is Truth. Jesus knows our hearts and that is why He says:
"If you love me, you will do as I command you to do." Jesus- John 12:15. Here are just two commandments off the top of my heart that Jesus tells us we must obey : If you Love me...
1) " Love not the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love for the Father is not in them." 1 John 2:15., and 2) "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute or harm you." Matthew 5:44.
Lawlessness is an evil spirit beloved. Don't let this evil spirit compromise your Holy Spirit with lies or deception. Jesus gave us many commands in the gospels in addition to obeying the "Big Ten," you know, the Thou Shalt nots. The Holy Spirit tells us exactly how we are to live as Christians IF we Love Jesus. We do not fool God if we refuse to do as He tells us to. Our refusal to do God's will is fatal to God's children. Before you know it, by refusing to do God's commands, by us refusing to do God's will in our life, grieving the Holy Spirit over and over again, we fall into a deeper darker sin than what we have ever known before as Christians...rebellion against God's will, which " is called WITCHCRAFT in the bible." 1 Samuel 12:23. The sin of witchcraft is lawlessness and wickedness, ask God....don't take my word for it. Yes, Christians who do not obey God's will in their lives are guilty of Witchcraft! It is that bad beloved...get right with God. That is God's desire for all of us. "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
Listen now, we are in the middle of the beginning of sorrows, NO DOUBTS! For about the past 17 years, America has seen a flood of false prophets in the Christian Church and an alarming rate of lawlessness and wickedness in the Christian Church as I just mentioned, as well as in the secular world. The world as we know it is about to go into utter darkness and chaos.
The UN voted 153 countries to 7 countries to divide Israel two days ago. Israel is being told by the United Nations," to give up Jerusalem and half of their land given to them by Almighty God to the Palestinians ( Muslims )."
If you are not watching and praying for Israel, you should be, that is what Jesus told us to do in the end times. What ever happens in Israel in these last days reflects the heart of God toward this planet and the people here on earth and the powers of darkness. Beloved, seek Jesus like never before, cover yourselves as in a blanket of His love. Look to the Cross of Jesus as the only Hope for the world now. Pray in the Spirit for Israel, pray for your family and relatives who do not know Jesus to know Him. Time is short. I heard on the news yesterday, " We can now relax, We have entered into a time of " PEACE AND SAFETY ." That is a direct quote of prophesy from 1 Thessalonians 5:3, "While people are saying," Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape." I hate to tell you all, but we are closer to the end than what I thought before. Get your hearts right before your Maker, we are at the last breath before the real trouble begins.
Let me just name a few more evil wicked sins that the Christian Church is OK with. Mind you, these are not all Christian Churches, but certainly there are so called Christians in every Christian Church who are luke warm Christians who have no problem with abortion, or gay rights, or pornography, divorce for any reason, or obesity, or legalizing illegal drugs for pleasure...this is just a short list of things that grieve God that Christians should know better about IF they are Born Again.
If this sounds like you at all, God wants you to confess your rebellious sins and return back to Him while you still have a chance beloved. Jesus Loves you, but you must be Holy as God is Holy if you think you have a chance in Heaven at all!
The world has been boiling in lawlessness for some time, but most of the lawlessness around the world has been under the radar up until about the past 40 years when the media brought the lawlessness to the radio and television for the whole civilized world to view. It's hard to put a finger on just when the beginning of sorrows really began, but if we were to look back at Israel back in the 1960's and 1970's, they were certainly under attack even back then by Muslim Terrorists.
America has seen a tremendous increase in lawlessness since the mid 1960's with the Vietnam War protests, Black Panther activists and racial tensions at about the same time. Christianity was still very strong during this time in America, but began to take a back seat for the first time throughout the nation of America due in part to the rebellion ( rebellious spirits) of the youth with a spike upward in illegal drug abuse/addictions, sexual revolutions and satanic influence in music enjoyed by most of the young people. These were all considered " signs of the times."
I can remember those days as though they were yesterday. The first shocking event of my life was when President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. I was 12 years old at the time. In my life, that was the first time I had experienced an entire nation in mourning in the United States. It seemed after the Kennedy assassination, many people lost their trust and faith in the American government to tell the truth. The sovereignty of America was compromised by evil forces outside of the Christian Church. Christian values and morals began to erode to selfish idealism, a sense of sexual discrimination between women and men and the power of darkness began to bloom in the minds of the youth, especially in the college aged young people. The late sixties birthed the "Age of Aquarius," a powerful cultish worship of ungodly origins, delving into the dark side like never before. Atheism and Darwinism became popular. At the same time the Women's Liberation movement gained popularity as well as homosexuality and lesbianism began to stick it's ugly head out into society. I was so protected by my Christian upbringing that I had no idea of what a homosexual or lesbian was until my senior year in high school and neither did my friends. What a cultural shock this knowledge was for all of us back then.
One of the signs of the last days I remember back then was, " Knowledge will increase and people will be going to and fro."
These are just a few of the things that grieve God the most right now, hatred of anyone who does not agree with our thinking. How can we love and pray for those we do not share the same ideals. God is grieved at how Christians have belittled the sacramental marriage He instituted to populate the earth. Choosing BIRTH CONTROL over allowing God to bless you with life, His children is no different than killing a child through abortion, they are both sins against the 6th commandment of God. Enjoying illegal drugs is as witchcraft. Galatians 5:20, The Greek word used in Galatians by Paul is Pharmakeia, also known as sorcery, occultism and black magic. It is in this sense that Paul used the term.
Oh, that we would know the Lord! Draw close to the Lord while there is still time! Repent of the darkness of the sin in your life and return to your Lord while there is still time.
11/30/2016 9) "Then you will be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10) At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11) and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12) Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold..." Matthew 24:9 thru 12.
In the recent years, we have seen many Christians persecuted and put to death in the middle eastern nations near Israel, as Jesus told us in Matthew 24:9. World wide, including in the United States of America, we have seen a hatred by many nations for Christians and or any of the Christian teachings or morals Christians live by. By these morals and teachings of Christ, according to the anti-Christ people, they accuse Christians of being "hateful," " racist, " and guilty of "Bigotry," all these accusations couldn't be farther from the truth.
On the other hand, we see in verse 10, " Many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other." WOW! This has already happened and is continuing to happen more and more, even to this day. I saw this happening 40 years ago when I first became a born again Christian in the 1970's. There was a revival of sorts called the "Jesus" movement which started in the late '60's, but by the end of the 1970's, it had fizzled out. I'm sure that much of that revival was plagued by many false prophets influencing the new Christians by false doctrines, called doctrines of demons, which lead to a lot of doubt in the Christian church.
This is one way the Holy Spirit has shown me how satan destroys the move of God, by sowing doubt into the hearts of young Christians. Then, enter in "New Age," and many other false religions that became very popular throughout the world. With New Age, pagan religions, satanic and witchcraft doctrines became very popular among the young people. Hinduism, Buddhism, Astrology, and Scientology, just to name a few false religions with doctrines of demons entered into the popular young modern minds. The idea of having to obey a Holy God, especially with very strict laws concerning sexual morality, just never sat well with the " New Age" mentality of most young people. College campuses became an open breading ground for sexual freedoms like never before in American history.
Over the years, the good Christian morals of America eroded and then morphed into a society ruled by excesses and the ideology of " Be Tolerant " of all people and their own personal beliefs, even if these same people failed to tolerate your beliefs. Our world society became in a short time a popular godless, paganistic, satanic world order with a remnant Church of Christ followers. And God has allowed this to happen to test those who really Love Him. Praise God! Where do you fit in Jesus Christ? Do you know anything about your own eternal destiny? Is Christ on your own personal throne? I hope so. " Only a few will find the difficult path that leads to eternal life with Christ. The rest will take the easy pleasurable road that leads to eternal life in Hell with satan and all the wicked.
" And because of the increase of wickedness, the love of MOST will grow cold." Matthew 24:12. This is where I believe we are on God's time line to the last day, according to Jesus testimony to His disciples for when Jesus Christ would return for His church in the second coming. The world as a whole, is spinning away in lawlessness, in wickedness and the love of MANY is growing cold. Today more than ever, people are living in a world of hate and cruelty. In the civilized world, it's a dog eat dog world out there. Most people are living only for themselves and critical of everyone else who don't live up to what their expectations are. I pray that we draw close to Jesus for needed grace and mercy to love rather than be critical. Open our eyes to see, Jesus, in your name, amen.
11/29/2016 " Jesus Christ, the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8, "God forbid that I should boast of anything except the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." Galatians 6:14.
In the end times, which we are in right now, it would seem that evil is winning in the world. It seems through the media that evil and corruption in the world has control over governments, changing of the laws of God to the laws that suits men and the devil, and in many places in the world, many nations, corruption is controling how people are living and dying. Where is God in all of this?
God has not forsaken us. The Word of God says, " Where sin, evil abounded, grace abounded all the more." Romans 5:20. The Kindom of God IS at hand. The love of God is just inches away beloved. All we need to do is call upon the name of the Lord, and He is there. " Without faith, we can not please God." Hebrews 11:6.
In adversity, we become desperate for God to interviene in our lives. It's easy to forsake God when things are going real well, isn't it? Seek the Lord today, while He may be found. That doesn't mean things will get easier for us, infact, the trials and tribulations will increase, but so will your faith and trust in the Lord. Think about that.
Just the other day I was asked where I thought we are at on the time line before Jesus comes again. I have two answers for that question. One, if you are born again, you have already experienced a second coming of Christ in your life. That should be our first focus of the second coming. The Great and Terrible second coming? That time is very close. On the time line of Matthew 24:12, I believe we are at the " because of lawlessness, the Love of many will grow cold."
11/28/2016 " Be not deceived! " Matthew 24:4, " But I warn you, Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law ( Sadducees), you most certainly will not enter the kingdom of Heaven. " Matthew 5:20.
Jesus is once again warning us, His bride, His remnant church, to avoid the same trap of the traditionalists, the SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS that the religious cling to. The scribes, Pharisees and sadducees based their righteousness on knowing the law and their own ability to follow the law to the "T".
Jesus wants us to see Him, Jesus Christ as our Righteousness. Jesus said that He came to fulfill the law, not to abolish the law. The whole purpose of the law was to show God's people how impossible it was for them to obey the law to the "T," because of the sinful nature in all human beings. The law was simply put into place by God to show all people the need of an absolute Savior to save all people from their sin. That is why the Son of God, Jesus Christ came to the world. Jesus came for one purpose, " to destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8.
That was and still is the only Righteous Act by which we are saved. " All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts, righteous deeds are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away." Isaiah 64:6.
If Jesus Christ is only a character in history that you barely know of, you do not really know Jesus. God the Father wants you to know Jesus intimately, to know Jesus so intimate that you recognize Jesus Him in the Word of God and by the tone of His voice.
If Jesus Christ is no more than a reason to exchange gifts and put up a Christmas tree in December, my heart breaks for you. I pray that before you leave this website that the Holy Spirit would give you a vision of what our lives are really like without knowing Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. I pray that you will ask Jesus into your heart today to save you from eternal damnation and repent of you sins and accept the eternal life Jesus Christ is offering you with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven forever, in Jesus name, amen. Some people reading this may never have another chance again to give their lives to Jesus. It could be you. Ask Jesus to be your savior and Lord something like this, it doesn't need to be perfectly the same: " Heavenly Father, I know that I have sinned against you. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins, my trespasses against you and others. Cleanse me from my sins by the Blood and Cross of your Son Jesus. I want to ask Jesus into my life, to be my savior and Lord, in Jesus name, amen."
Now, pray that Jesus will lead you to other Christian people to share your experience with them. Asking Jesus to be your Savior and Lord is the greatest gift you will EVER receive in this life. Now, find out why. Read the gospel of John from chapter 1 through the end of John in the Holy Bible. Then read the letters from John toward the back of the bible, 3 books, 1 John, 2 John and 3 John. Pray to Jesus constantly for help and direction in your life. Don't forget that the devil will try to keep you from knowing Jesus nearly every step of the way through your life from here on out.
Jesus is not a band aid, He is an oxygen bottle to keep you alive underwater, or a light that lights your way in complete pitch black darkness.
11/27/2016 " Be not deceived !" Matthew 24:4, " God forbid that I should boast of anything short of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. " Galatians 6:14.
One of the greatest deception Jesus Christ warned us in the Gospel of Matthew to watch out for today, is the love of the world and the things of the world. Paul tells us in Galatians 6:13, the single most deceiving notion in the Christian church today is to down play the importance of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God's love for us does not save us, although God's love for us is greater than we could ever measure. We can not imagine how important it is that a sacrifice of the most valuable nature be offered up to the Most High God, our Most Holy God the Father for the sinful nature of all human beings so that we can spend eternity with Jesus and God the Father in Heaven. ( See this awesome video of a vision of Heaven. )
The significance of God the Father's Only Son dying on the Cross at Calvary, being that only Jesus' blood sacrifice is pleasing to God the Father, we may never fully understand in this life how important Jesus is in saving the world from satan and his evil works of sin in people.
But Jesus is, the Lamb of God, the only acceptable sacrifice that pleased God our Father in Heaven for the sin of the world by His creation, you and me and all mankind since day one to the end of time. Never let satan or any thing or any person ever convince you of any lesser value placed on our Lord Jesus Christ's life.
" Jesus Christ is " the stone the builders rejected," which has become the chief cornerstone of the Kingdom of God. There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved." Acts 4:11, 12, and Philippians 2:9.
Jesus Christ is, putting things in modern perspectives, the only ticket that will get you into Heaven for all eternity AND save you from the fires of hell for all eternity. Most importantly, just being baptized a Christian does not make you a Christian, that's a fact. Unless we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we won't have a chance to be with Jesus forever in the Kingdom of Heaven. Being Holy as God Jesus is Holy is our only option to the Kingdom of Heaven, which only comes with an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. We can not be Holy without the spirit of Christ in us.
How do we get the Spirit of Christ in us? It's impossible to understand unless the Most High God the Father draw you to Christ. Pray now Father God lead you to His Son Jesus. Even then, unless you are serious about giving up your life of sinfulness to eternity with Jesus Christ in Heaven, it won't happen, it's impossible. You can not love this world and love God. Impossible.
Today in America, we as Christians are fighting like never before to hold onto the values that made America a nation. I say fighting like never before, because the enemy of Christ is running everything aground through the corruption of the anti-Christ spirit which is fighting against God's people in America even as we speak. As Christians in America, we prayed and fasted like never before to elect Mr. Trump , who said he would defend the Christian people and the values and ideals of Christ in our nation. Now the battle has just begun to hold the ground that was gained in that battle to put Mr. Trump in office as president of the USA.
We will need all the help we can get from the Lord Jesus and all the prayers of God's children everywhere to gain any ground toward finalizing Donald Trump as the 45 president of the United States of America, in Jesus name. There is much work to be done and undone to make America a great nation once again. But, no man, not even Mr. Trump can do what needs to be done in America to please God. There needs to be 100% repentance of the people of God in America and their love and prayers of Christians everywhere for the lost in America who want to destroy America on behalf of the prince of this dark world, to come to know their savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Then, we can stand before Christ and know that we have done our best to love Christ by loving our enemies and praying for them everywhere, not just in the United States of America.
We have our work cut out for us, don't we!
Glory to God!
11/22/2016 " You must be holy because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16, Leviticus 20:26.
When we answered our calling from God the Father to "Come" to Jesus, something changed in our lives. The conviction of the Holy Spirit upon us that we are slaves to sin, comes after this " Powerful Calling of Christ," which gave us a sorrow for our sinfulness. In the presence of Christ, no one has to tell us we are sinful. The Holy Spirit does a fine job of that all by Himself. " In that while we were dead in our sins, Christ died for us," we then realized just how filthy we were in the presence of the Holiness of Christ.
The light of Christ is in complete contrast to darkness. As we realize Jesus Christ and His great Love for us, that He came to the earth with one purpose, going to Calvary and dying on a Cross one time for all the sins of the world from the beginning of time to the end to set us free from the curse of our sin to be punished forever in hell, and instead, to spend all eternity in Heaven with Christ, Our Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit and all the saints forever.
Because of this awesome act of Jesus to die on a Cross for our sin, in obedience to God the Father, we are forever great full to Jesus for His sacrifice of Holiness. And, Jesus then added, because of our calling from God to Come to Him, Jesus Christ and the Father come to us, to dwell with us, and in us through the Holy Spirit of God. WHAT AN AMAZING GIFT With the Holy Spirit living in us, we are made to be Holy as God is Holy.
By Christ's obedience at the Cross, our sins are washed in the blood of Christ on the Cross. Now, with Christ in us, our obedience is simply to submit to the Holiness of the Spirit of Christ living in us. " Christ in us, the Hope of Glory." Hallelujah! Jesus reigns, Jesus is Lord.
11/21/2016 " No one comes to Me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day." John 6:44, and " Jesus answered them, " I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
Our only access to Jesus Messiah is through Our Heavenly Father. Only when our Father God puts the desire to know Jesus in our heart can we even respond to begin to know God. As soon as we receive the grace from Heavenly Father to begin to desire Christ in our life, He provides the gate, Christ, to enter into a relationship with Christ. Then we begin to grow, like a seed in Christ Jesus. We begin to get our nourishment for life IN Christ! As we mature in Christ, we begin to recognize who Christ really is, that Jesus Christ is God. Jesus Christ has the character of God, the Supernatural Character of God which ONLY God may possess.
When we come to that realization of who Christ is, then we begin...We BEGIN for the first time in our born again life to have our eyes opened to the reality of who Jesus Christ really is. Only by the grace of Our Heavenly Father do we really see who Jesus Christ really is. We can not see, like a blind man, until the Father opens our eyes to the light of Christ. Then, when we see Jesus Christ for who He really is, do we even have a relationship with Christ. That reality of Jesus Christ comes only after we see the Cross of Christ and how the Cross is the only means by which we can even CROSS over to know Jesus Christ intimately. A death must take place in us for us to be born again into Christ Jesus. When we are born again in Christ, then our eyes are opened. We see that Jesus Christ is God, the Son of God, the Character of God. We see that Christ is the ONLY way to the Father, in the Heavenly realms. Then and only then do we experience the Holiness of God the Father, and then...then all things become NEW and we are a New Creation in Christ Jesus Our Lord.
Oh that we might begin to KNOW the LORD! Oh, that we might begin to worship the Lord in Spirit and Truth. Thank you Jesus...Come Lord Jesus, Come! Open our eyes Lord Jesus, that we might see you as you really are. Have mercy on us for being so shallow in our selfish pride. Thank you Jesus.
11/20/2016 " Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is Love. God showed how much he loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love-not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, surely ought we to love each other? " 1 John 4:8 thru 11.
Love is a powerful word. There are a number of studies on the word L O V E. Let's cut the chase, God is Love. We all need Love, especially, we need God's Love. God's love completes our purpose in this life. If you want to know love, we must get to know God. To know God, we need to come to know His name. Jesus or Yeshua in Hebrew is the name of God the Son, the name above all names by which we are saved. Jesus is God the Father's, or Jehovah God's Only Begotten Son. Jesus is the second person of God, also known as the Word of God made flesh. If you want to know Jesus, you need to know His Word through reading or hearing the Holy Scriptures found in the Holy Bible.
In order to be able to read the bible and or hear the Holy Scriptures and have an understanding of what the scriptures mean, you MUST have God the Holy Spirit living in your heart to understand what the Holy scriptures even mean. Why must we have God the Holy Spirit in us to understand the scriptures? Here in is one of the great mysteries of God's Love for us, His children. To understand the mysteries of the Holy Scriptures, you must be born of the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit. God The Holy Spirit inspired the saints of Old, the men of God who were born of the Spirit of God to write the Holy Scriptures. By doing so, the Holy Spirit inspiring the Words for the men of God to write them down. It was God's plan that no one in the world except those whom God had chosen would know what God was talking about in the scriptures except those whom He chose. ( John 15:16) " You did not choose God, but God chose you to know Him."
So the creator of the Universe is the Only True God. He is a Triune God, or three persons in one God, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God the Son, Jesus is the Savior of all mankind in the world. You HAVE to get to know Him first before you can know God the Father. " No one comes to me, Jesus Christ, or Jesus our Messiah, unless the Father draw them. " John6:44. And then, " No one comes to the Father but through Jesus Christ." " I am the Way the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6.
Being serious about knowing Jesus is like reaching for a blood transfusion when you are about to bleed to death or being deep underwater and running out of air needing oxygen. Jesus offers you an air hose full of breathing airto save your life. You can reject the air line and die, or take the air line (Jesus) and live. Jesus wants you to have more than just life though, He wants you to have life in abundance-fullness of life. Jesus wants you to know Him personally.
Our first step in knowing God intimately is to first, Get Rid Of all the excesses in our lives, all the things that are worldly, the sin in your life. These things are distractions between ourselves and our Lord that will lead us to death. Jesus does a spectacular job of doing what we need if we pray with an upright heart, fully seeking Father God with all of our heart, soul, mind and body. We must be very transparent, truthful with God, as He knows our life better than we know our own life. ( Psalm 139 ) God is the author and finisher of our lives. Jesus has known us since our very beginning in our mother's womb. Read Psalm 139 to see how every detail of our lives has been very important to Christ and our Heavenly Father.
Get into the Word of God. If you are new to Christ, get ahold of a Holy Bible and someone you know who is a Christian. If you do not know a Christian, pray and ask God to send a Christian to you. Begin by reading the Gospel of John in the New Testament. There you will get an excellent overview of who Jesus Christ is. Commit you life to Jesus Christ as your King, your Lord of Lords. Jesus will come into your life immediately after you ask Him to come into your life. The bible says " that if anyone belongs to Christ, you will become a New Person, a new creation in Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Beloved, until we give our lives to Christ, we are children of the darkness, slaves of satan. We must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. We are born again when we ask Jesus into our heart to live there forever.
You will be blessed because of what Jesus will do for you! Amen. Rivers of Living waters will flow from out of you!
11/18/2016 " Here I am, LOOK, behold I stand at the ( your) door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends." Revelation 3:20. "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know His master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." "John 15:15.
Revelation 3:20 and John 15:15 are a beautiful confirmation to the call of our Lord Jesus Christ to be an ACTIVE participant in the Kingdom of God RIGHT NOW! Jesus Christ has chosen us ( John 15:16) to bear fruit, not for ourselves but for others, so that they too may come to know Christ in an intimate relationship with Himself also. " Because I no longer call you a servant, but friends." Jesus calls us out, to draw closer to Him, more than ever before in these last days! Jesus, through the Holy Spirit living in us does want us to know His plans for us to reach out to others and to follow His specific instructions for us each and every day of the rest of our lives through these end times until He comes again. I hope you are getting this.
" If you hear my voice and open the door"... this is a command of one who loves us, that he would love us so much not to break down the door to get to us, but to call out to us by name even, to open the door of our minds to hearing and understanding the urgency of the day we are living in to bear fruit for others, through the power and authority of the Holy Spirit which Christ has given to us to " go out and bear much fruit for a dark world all around us, so that the people might see how much Christ loves them and desires them to come to His loving eternal salvation through His Cross at Calvary. " For everything that I learned from my Father, I have made known to you!" John 15:15.
"This is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." Jesus call for us to step up to Him, in a relationship that is very intimate, even to the point of knowing Jesus so well that we know exactly what the Father expects of us in a moments time when life is so crucial for others.
A few years ago, I was in a coffee shop in Homer, Alaska, USA, doing my email when I heard the Lord speak to me about a man who had just come into the coffee shop. The Holy Spirit put on my heart to just watch this young man.
A total stranger to me, this young man walked in and sat down at a computer next to me. I said hi to him as he sat down, he nodded his head back. He was about 24 or 25. The young man then got up and went over to a young teenage girl working the cash register, who was the daughter of the owners of the coffee shop, and introduced himself. I couldn't help but hear his conversation as he was talking fairly loudly to the young lady. This guy began to flatter the young girl about how she was good looking and everything else he could think of under the sun. It was obvious he was trying to get some where with her, "making a pass at her," as we call it when a guy wants to get to know a totally strange gal. I was a a bit bothered, as the owners had just left their daughter by herself as they went to lunch.
Suddenly, I heard Jesus say to me," go over to the young man and ask him if he would step outside with you for a minute." I got up and went over to the fellow and asked him if I could talk with him privately out side. He said, "OK," he then got up and walked toward the door.
I followed him to just outside the door, when he spun around and aggressively said, "What do you want?" Suddenly, I felt a firm yet positive character of God. Then I heard Jesus tell me, " Ask him if he knows me."
I then turned and asked the young man, " Do you know Jesus?" He looked at me a little puzzled, shocked, eyes bugged out and suddenly he staggered back a step. His pose suddenly changed. He convulsed for a second, as though he were going to explode, and then suddenly burst out into alligator sized tears, crying like a little baby. I had no idea what had happened or how to react to what was going on. I then felt a prick in my own heart for this young man's pain and his emotional breakdown.
Here was a tall strong young man, suddenly, as helpless as a baby. I reached out to him to just hold him up at the shoulders and he flung his arms around me to be consoled. What could I do, so I held him as he felt he need at the moment.
I held the young man in my arms for a moment as he cried uncontrollably. As he calmed down, I asked him what his name was. He said, " ZOHAR." There was a park bench just behind me, so I asked him if he wanted to take a seat. Zohar took a seat where I sat down next to him and put one arm around his shoulder to comfort him as he was still whimpering.
Then Zohar, with better composure of himself, said to me, " You are the third person today to ask me if I knew Jesus." "Really," I said. Then I told him that I had just heard Jesus tell me as we stepped out the door to ask him, " Do you know Jesus?" Zohar was absolutely touched by the Lord Jesus Christ. Zohar said, " Please, can you tell me all about Jesus right now?"
I told Zohar what I sensed in my spirit that he was hungry to hear, about Jesus as God the Son, who was the only true messiah. I shared with Zohar that the most important thing right now, why he felt the way he did was because Jesus loved him and wanted him to give his life forever to Jesus so that Zohar could complete his journey in knowing who and why he was created.
After sharing a brief testimony of how Jesus had changed my life, I was able to lead Zohar to ask Jesus into his life and repent of his sinful life style. Zohar, with zeal and fervur, gladly gave His life to Christ that summer afternoon in Homer Alaska, 1999, to Jesus Christ, Lord and redeemer of the Universe.
Zohar then volunterily began to tell me all about his life story. In short, he was the son of a very prominent Hebrew mother, who lived in New York. She had never married, he said he had never known his father, so he was raised by his mother and their family in New York. He was a very educated young man, had attended private Hebrew schools all of his life and his family was very Jewish Orthodox in their traditional Jewish Orthodox life style.
Zohar, which is a very Hebrew name, said that he was taught at a very young age never to mention the name of Jesus, ever. He said that his uncles were responsible for teaching him the Orthodox Hebrew ways and beliefs, which started at a very young age. He was amazingly articulate when he spoke, talking about how he had had this desire to travel to Alaska as soon as he finished college to expand his knowledge on who he was. He said he felt a connection to Alaska for quite some time, so traveled there to fulfill this need.
Zohar and I met in Homer, Alaska. I was camping in a pop up tent trailer on the Homer Spit, a popular peninsula sticking out from the mainland where Homer is located at the end of the highway from Anchorage. It's called the "End of the Road" highway, or Sterling Highway ( highway 1.)
Zohar had flown into Anchorage from N.Y. and hitchhiked to Homer, about 170 mi. He had been sharing a campsite up in the woods with a Buddhist monk he had met when he first came to Homer. Zohar shared with me that after meeting this monk, he thought that was his destiny for wanting to come to Alaska. He said at first, this monk seemed to give him some of the answers he thought he must have come to Alaska to find himself. The monk seemed to have explanations for why things were as they were on planet earth and why he was who he was. He had spent about a week living in the same camp with this monk. He also shared with me that after the monk had shared his religious beliefs of having a relationship with a supreme being, he noticed the monk had a strong drinking and drug abuse life style that didn't go along with Zohar's idea of being godlike. He told me he was so uncomfortable with continuing to live in the same camp as this monk, that he asked me if he could stay with me for a few days. I said, "Of course you can come stay with me for a while."
I went up to Zohar's camp in the woods to help him pick up his belongings. I had a pick up, so when we arrived and saw that the monk was not there at the time, Zohar thought it would be best to just grab his stuff and throw it all in the back of my pickup and get away before the monk returned. He said he felt the monk had some dark powers he did not want to face. We did just that, grabbed his stuff and threw it in the back of my pickup and left.
Zohar and I spent the next couple of days reading the Bible, praying and going for walks on the beach. Zohar had a million questions about different things that as soon as he asked the question, I was amazed how the Holy Spirit gave me a scripture that helped explain to him the answers Jesus and the writers of the scriptures had for such questions, some off the wall. Examples were his questions about heaven and what we can expect in heaven. Zohar's most frequent questions were about Jesus, wouldn't you know it. He had this curiosity about Jesus for so long, since he was told never to mention Jesus name. Why was this mystery of Jesus so powerful in his mind, he could not get it out. We simply read the gospels together one right after the next.
There was a guest speaker at a church 70 miles away I wanted to go listen to before I met Zohar. I asked him if he wouldn't want to pull up camp and stay in Soldotna for a few days and attend the seminar. Zohar was excited to go and see what a real Christian church was like, with praying in tongues, laying on of hands and hearing prophesies from gifted Christ followers. The Church was Kalifonski Christian Center, a very active Christian evangelical church.
After we arrived and spent the first evening listening to praise and worship by some very talented Spirit filled musicians, then hearing an awesome speaker share the good news of Christ, Zohar was hooked on the Holy Spirit's drawing of him closer to the Lord Jesus. Zohar met other Christians nearer his age group and told me, " I believe I need to go to this church." I said," Praise the Lord Zohar, I believe you heard the Lord's calling for you. Zohar found a place to stay, he returned to get his stuff and I took him back to the church and we lost personal contact for about a year.
My wife Maryna and I went to Soldotna for a visit about a year later, where I ran into Zohar at the Kalifonski Church one Sunday and he told me all about how Jesus and he had grown together over the past year. Zohar had entered the local college and was taking courses and studying to be a youth minister in his church. His zeal for Jesus was like a fireball. I saw Zohar again about a year later. He told me that his family had shunned him from the family for becoming a Christian. I asked Zohar how he felt about being cast out of his family and he said, " I expected that, but I still pray for them and love them all the more."
Zohar is living proof there is a God who loves us and has an individual purpose for each and everyone of us. I am so encouraged to share his story and what Christ has done for Zohar. I'm constantly amazed at the power of our Great God and Father, the Love we have in Jesus Christ and the Word of God that proves His tremendous love for us and what He does for all us through Christ in us, our hope of glory. Amen!
11/16/2016 " If you Love Me, do what I command of you to do. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads you into all truth." John 14:15, 16, 17a. Now get this: " The world cannot receive Him, because it isn't looking for Him and doesn't recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and LATER WILL BE IN YOU." John 14:17b. This is an awesome promise of Christ that we need to hear right now in our lives from Christ to believe He is there to help us in time of need while we are in this world! We need Jesus' supernatural help and His authority, through the Holy Spirit living in us to live a victorious life each day. This help from the Holy Spirit comes from the throne room of our Heavenly Father, so we know we are never alone. As we mature in our life in Christ, we become more reliant upon our spiritual instincts from God the Holy Spirit living in us rather than our natural instincts that will betray us. God is "transforming our minds daily" to lead us in a Holy life that brings Him great glory! Romans 12:2.
So as we begin to live for Christ more and more each day, we find ourselves living more of a Christ centered life, asking the Lord Jesus Christ to "tell us" what He recommends us to do today, or to plan in our future to line up our life with His perfect will for us. This is the type of Loving relationship God desires of us to do His will each day of our lives. Then we find that being obedient to Christ's Love is a delight rather than not knowing what Jesus wants us to do each day for Him.
May the Joy of the Lord fill you to overflowing with His Joy today, to over flow on to those you meet today so they may experience the Joy of the Lord too, in Jesus name, amen.
Mark and Maryna
11/15/2016 " Do not love the world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you." 1 John 2:15. " Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world." James 4:7,8.
Jesus Christ warns us to " be not deceived " by the things of the world. Matthew 24:3. John tells us in his epistle to the church in 1 John 2:15, that "if we love the world and the things of the world, we do not have the Father's Love in us." These are hard words, but a very protective warning.
Deception will come from the prince of this world, which is satan, as Christ allows us to be tempted at every crossing we come to where we have a decision to make in which direction we should go on our journey through this world. In other words, satan knows his time is short now, so he is out to steal, kill and destroy as many as he can in as short of time as he can, through deceiving us from God's Holy and perfect will for us each day. John 10:10a. " But, Jesus is right there for us, the moment that we realize we need Him as the Holy Spirit in us leads us to pray, John 10:10b, " But I have come to bring you life, life abundantly. " That is why we Pray in all things beloved, " 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 18. Prayer is our life line to Jesus for immediate help, at any time! Jesus has abundant life for us always in contrast to satan's counterfeit alternatives which always lead us to deception and death.
As born again Christians, believers in the Way of Christ and followers of the Holy Spirit, God calls us to " be Holy as He is Holy." 1 Peter 1:16. We must be holy and "out there in the dark world" with the Holy Spirit in us if we are to make any difference in the darkened world today. " Satan was defeated by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony and, that we did not love our lives more, in completing Christ's mission for us in these last days, even if we die in the process of completing God's mission for us . Revelation 12:11
The only way we can be His, His children, is to be fully Holy through the Holy Spirit in us, committed to doing God's will in our lives, which we know what God's will is because we have the Holy Spirit of God LIVING in us. The Holy Spirit asks for us to submit to His leading and guiding our lives in the direction of God the Father's plans for us, controlling our desires in the spirit and leading us in the spirit where the Father wants us to be. This transformation of Holiness from the Holy Spirit living in our lives only comes when we are free from the love of the world and all the things of the world and are 100% submitted to living in God's will for our life.
Without the Holy Spirit active in our lives to lead us and for us to follow, we become stagnant and immoveable in the direction Our Father God has intended for us to move in. Many people are depending on God to help them today, in these last days. They are praying that God would send someone into their lives to help them. God is depending on using you. We must react immediately when God says to " GO ". God could send his angels to do the work, but His first choice is to send one of His children. One who can hear God's command clearly. A child of God who knows God's Word, hears the Holy Spirit say " GO" this way " NOW"and understands the risks, but trusts in God's will to do good and has the understanding of the AUTHORITY God has placed on us through the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us.
This is End Time Days power of the HOLY Spirit working in the world through God's children to bring in the crowds of people in the world to fill up the Kingdom of God in Heaven. Time is short beloved. We just need to take each day from here on our very serious. Our Lord Jesus Christ is counting on us to carry His Life, His Light to the lost who are living in a very dark world today.
May Our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you with His Grace and Love for others, to go out, and make a huge difference in a dark world that is in desperate need of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, Savior of the world, in Jesus name, amen!
11/14/2016 " They knew God, but they wouldn't worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused." Romans 1:21.
Before I became a true believer in Christ, I only thought I knew God. I went to church with my parents and family, I went to Sunday school and memorized what was expected of me, I prayed each night as I had been taught by my parents, but, the Truth was, I really did not know God as God. I had no clue what Holiness was. I simply knew only of what others had said of God being God.
I did know in my heart and had hoped that if there was a God, I hoped one day I would really get to know Him. I believed Moses knew God, saw the movie " The Ten Commandments." I hoped I would know God as Moses did. That was the extent of my relationship with God.
Just as Paul describes in Romans 1:21, " I knew about God, but I didn't know God." These are two very different realities.
I did not know God in any reality to worship Him nor give Him thanks. I had not experienced God's presence at all in my heart as I did when I asked Jesus Christ publically to be the Lord of my life. That was the truth.
Before I ever met Jesus, when I talked with Christians that I knew, they would say, " Do you know Christ?" I would say, " Of course I know Christ." The truth is, I really didn't know Christ as they knew Jesus Christ. I really didn't know the Most High God as He really is...I had no idea of what God/Most High Almighty God was, what Holiness was, what was hidden in the Word of God or in the reality of the Spirit because I was a slave to my own natural man and the lusts of my natural man. I didn't think there was anything wrong with the life style I was accustomed to. My reality of God, was in truth, dark. My reality before I "really met Christ" was simply my own imagination of what God could be, which was, as I remember, " God must be this ancient wise man with long white hair, a long beard and white robe living in a perfect palace in a place called heaven. After the movie, " Wizard of Oz," my concept of God changed to a figure much like Oz. When New Age was in it's infancy, God being basically a elemental being, invisible like the air we breathe, or the architect of the atom, living within the structure of the atom of which all things belong sounded more practical to me...but, this is not God. Although God is the architect of the atom, and all elements that make up our universe, God is much, much more than these two things.
So, with Romans 1:21 in mind, Paul is sharing what goes on in the minds of all unbelievers in Christ. They really have no concept or reality of LIGHT as to what and who God really is. And, if we do not know God, it is impossible to worship God in Spirit and Truth, and to be sincerely thankful to Him as He deserves, from a thankful heart.
What is amazing about God's word, and what Paul is teaching in Romans 1:21, is the amazing truth, that unless we are enlightened by Christ, by the Holy Spirit to really know God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, our concept and reality of God is very confusing. We are totally confused about who and what God really is, so we are like a double minded man who's mind is continually changing with every new doctrine and whim of god. We become gods of our own liking and follow others just as confused and blinded in a dark reality of nothingness as we are. Lord have mercy on the lost, as you had mercy on me.
There is always hope for salvation. Did you know that no one comes to God unless your Heavenly Father, the Lord Most High God draw them? The fact that we are drawn to even desire to know God, is the fact that God's hand is on his chosen, that they might come to know Him!
Jesus, who is God the Son, tells us this in the gospel of John, chapter 15 and verse 16, " You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you, so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. " Thank you Jesus!
If you do not know Jesus as you believe you need to, that's awesome that you have come to this Truth, conclusion. This shows that God the Father has put the desire for you to know Jesus. Your acknowledgment of Jesus as your Lord and savior is a simple, yet difficult process. Simple in that all you need to do is ask Jesus to come into your life, give Jesus permission to be the Lord and ruler of your will, your life for the rest of your life. The difficult part is to say "good bye" forever to your old soulish life, your carnal life, natural life of sin and darkness.
Why is it so hard to say "Good Bye" to your old life? We don't realize just how powerful the ties to our natural life are until we say "yes" to Jesus, and no to sin and darkness. Before, in our soulish life before Christ as Lord, we were slaves to sin, to the prince of this world and the principalities and powers that governed our lives in a godless life. As soon as you say yes to Jesus, the devil gets involved, because he does not want to loose your soul. Your life will take on a completely different meaning with Christ. You will see, experience a difference in your life with Christ. You become born again. All things become NEW to you and the former things all begin to vanish away. Praise God! You begin to experience this verse, " I was lost, but now I am found!" Luke 15:32.
Peace and Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be forever with you.
11/13/2016 " God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. " 1 Corinthians 1:30a
Have you ever heard this comment either come out of your own mouth or some one you know, " God, if only you will do this one thing for me, I will do anything you ask of me, anything. Just do this for me."
If we have not made this prayer to the Lord before, then maybe we thought it? I don't know about you, but I can remember several times that I honestly, sincerely, prayed this prayer.
Lord, have mercy on me for being so prideful, sinful in my ignorance of who you really are. My life with Christ was very shallow at the time, but, I still prayed this prayer. And, Jesus continued to be very patient with me in His unconditional Love for me, as my prayer was more like the prayer of a child.
Let me share the rest of 1 Corinthians 1:30, " God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit, God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the ONE ( AND ONLY ) who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and He gave Himself to purchase our freedom. As the scriptures say, " The person who wishes to boast should boast only of what the Lord has done."
What more can be said of our Lord Jesus Christ beloved? Christ has loved us with an everlasting Love. He is my ALL AND ALL, praise His Holy name. How about you? If you are not sure, that's OK. You are on the right track just being here at this site. I believe your obedience to the Lord thus far in your life will continue to take you to the throne room of God's pure and Holy Love in your life. Check out Oswalt Chambers devotional reading for today, if you have not already done so. You can always find it at the top of our web page when you first come in. Todays reading is RIGHT ON! Jesus is our All and All.
On another thought today, God has put on my heart to pray for peace around the world right now. We are in perilous times like never before, beloved of Christ. The common network news media has said very little if at all about what is going on in the mid east. I hope you know about the seriousness of conditions between Russia, mid eastern Muslim nations such as Iran, Syria and Sadia Arabia, China, the United States, Great Britain and Israel, but they along with UN soldiers from all over the world are hovering in the middle east right now, all sitting on a powder keg about to explode in an all out war. On the internet, the alternative independent news networks have been covering non stop the developments there with great interest.
Most people in the USA and the Western world have had their focus on social things, the election and rumors that the US media has been busy making news to distract most people from what is reality, what important things are really going on in the world and what is not.
The world is at the "brink," of declaring world war III. Military forces are gathered next to each other off the coasts of Iran, Egypt and Syria expecting an all out war to break out. We should be very concerned about this right now! Our prayers should be for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. And, that people all over the world who do not know Jesus today, in the same miraculous way that Jesus shook our world at one time and revealed to us our need for Jesus in our lives as Jesus Christ saved us from eternal damnation, would do the same today for those who do not know Him. And I also think about those in my own blood family who have rejected Christ for their own passions and prideful living, who haven't given our Lord and Savior the time of day, of which He so richly desires to spend with them. Oh, that they would come to know you Jesus, before it's too late, in JESUS NAME, amen.
In the mean time, I hope that you have made some EXTRA preparations for your selves and your family in the way of provisions for when things get really tough and the stores are all closed and no one will have the option to go to the stores to buy goods. That day will surely be here soon, so be prepared. That is not a warning to scare you, it's a reality announcement to help you be somewhat prepared for the unknown for tomorrow. We all will wish we had started to prepare sooner for what is coming. Do what you can today to stock up on extra canned, frozen and long term shelf life food, water, medical supplies. Extra Blankets, warm clothing and good hygiene things like dish soap, laundry soap, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, aspirin, other over the counter products ( cough medicine, allergy medications) oh, and deodorant. There are many more things you will need, more than I can list here. Please go to our listings of things needed on theTIME IS SHORTpage here.
I hope that you too, are being obedient to Jesus calling for you to pray for those that you know; family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, your nation's leaders and the people of your nation to come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as their savior and Lord. There is no other in all the universe who can save our souls, other than Jesus Christ, Son of God, savior of the World. John 3:16.
May the Peace and Joy of Our Lord Jesus fill your hearts with His Love, in Jesus name, amen.
11/12/2016 " 3) For that day ( the Second Coming of Christ ) will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the one who brings destruction. " 2nd Thessalonians 2:3., and... " 6) And you know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time ( designed in God's time) comes. 7) For his ( Satan's) lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back ( Jesus) steps out of the way. 8) Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming."
I have interjected a few explanatory words in parenthesis into these verses, not to change the meaning of what Paul was telling the people of Thessalonica, but to open up what he was talking about.
About 17 years ago, I was in bible school at Alaska Bible Institute in Homer, Alaska when God opened a whole new understanding of what Paul was talking about to the Church in Thessalonica. (We had some great bible scholars at ABI, that I am very grateful Our Lord placed there.) I feel led to pass on the revelation of what Paul was talking about in this letter to the Church then and today.
To better fully understand this revelation of what is happening in God's timing today in the church revealed by Paul, you need to understand what was going on in the church back in Paul's day. The church back then, through some of the new Christian teachers, ( it's usually not a good idea for new Christians to teach or lead in bible theology for obvious reasons) were saying that Jesus had ALREADY come a second time, and they had been left behind. ( See 2 Thessalonians 2:1 through 3.) Paul heard about the heresies and came to the rescue of the Christian church there to correct and clarify the "false teaching" the church was under. Paul went even further, as the Holy Spirit gave him inspiration, to teach the church exactly what had to take place before Jesus came the second time, and more importantly, WHY.
God has always had a time table for the world and all of His creation. You and I and all the wise men in the world lumped together could never figure out why God the Father Almighty and Jesus planned time the way they have for the world, but there is a heavenly reason that only God knows.
Paul is simply saying that Jesus will not come until further in the future, when the world comes to know God in it's maturity of God's time table, and after the world comes to know God, there will be a great rebellion, falling away from God, by choice of the people to reject God for unrighteousness.
Jesus talked about that timing as " it will be as in the days of Noah." In order for a GREAT REBELLION against God, the people must KNOW who God is FIRST. Does that make sense? The people in the world will have a great rival, come to know God Almighty through Jesus Christ, then, when Jesus steps out of the way and allows the lawless one to step in, people will choose to follow and worship the lawless one because he will offer great power and hope to them from their sorrows and tribulations, peace, peace... to resume to enjoying unrighteousness and pleasure and immoral living with no repentance. To reject the Truth, which is Jesus Christ Himself and the power of His resurrection. " Those of us who desperately cling to Jesus, to the only Truth during these perilous times to the end, will be saved," as Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:13. Amen!
Beloved, our time of great sorrows is about to end. Our time of deep heartfelt sorrow, that feeling deep down in our spirit and soul where the Holy Spirit dwells, where we cry out in the spirit to God, where we moan within in unheard groanings in the spirit, " Come Lord Jesus , Come." America is about to experience judgment and great tribulation like never before. The world is about to experience judgment and tribulation like never before and no one can escape it.
This prophesy is about to be fulfilled beloved, " that at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, AMEN! Philippians 2:10, 11.
11/11/2016 " As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. The people didn't realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes." Matthew 24: 37, 38, 39.
Concerning Donald Trump: " Therefore, my advice is, leave these men alone. Let them go. If they are planning and doing these things merely on their own, it will soon be overthrown. But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God! " Acts 5:38, 39.
Today, we see this prophesy of Jesus being fulfilled. We are living in a time which is mirror to the days of Noah. November 11, 2016. Yesterday we talked about the lawlessness that is abounding all over the world, especially in the Western world, and especially in the United States of America. Don't get me wrong, I love my country, but it has been compromised by an anti-Christ spirit to the core of so many. If it were only in the United States of America, I would say, " Too bad for America!" But this lawlessness is all over the face of the earth.
So what makes today any different than any other time in history? Part of the answer is...look at what you are doing right now. You are sitting, I assume, reading on a computer what a total stranger has just written possibly thousands of miles away from you about something that you yourself probably have ask yourself before. " What makes these days any different than the days past in history that we could be near the end time days?" Our modern technology? The fact that Israel became a nation again in 1948? The fact that the known world did not become completely inhabited until this past century? Satellite TV? Cellphones? Where does it all end...look at what recently occurred in Jerusalem, October 2nd, 2016. The city was covered by a cloud in the shape of a huge ring with a massive cloud in the middle and a blaring sound of trumpets coming from the cloud that the whole city of Jerusalem heard. You think their lives were changed on that day? check out the clip on here on YouTube link.
I believe that the reason that God chose this generation to be the time of the Lord Jesus return has to do with all of these reasons I just listed and many, many more. The Prophesies that have been fulfilled in this generation are so numerous to mention in this daily journal.
All I know is what my relationship with Jesus Christ tells me...Now Is The Time. Ever since I was a young child, the Lord Jesus has shown me that the times we are in are in the shadow of the very last days. As a child in the late 50's, all I heard about was wars and rumors of wars...also a sign of the last days. Being born and raised in the United States of America, my parents were not rich. We had very little money. We were fortunate that my father had the foresight to move out of a city to the country during good times when he could afford to buy a small farm. But we seemed to only have just enough to live comfortably, being content with only what we had. I cherish those days now and I am so thankful God chose me to be born in a time such as this.
So what changed my life to make me feel that the end was near? I have thought about this much over the past sixty years of my life of 65 years. It was not any one thing beloved, but so many things that God has done in my life and so many other's lives that I have known over the years.
God has shown me through His Word, the bible, and the Holy Spirit living inside of me how much He loves me and others in the world. God the Father and God the Son, Jesus, have been so gracious to me, even when I did not deserve Their graciousness and kindness. I only thought about God when I would get in trouble or need something from what I hoped was God. Let me share a scripture that clearly states how I felt at the time, " They knew God, but they wouldn't worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. ( that was me..) And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused." Romans 1:21.
Beloved, all I can tell you right now, Romans 1:21 was me. Then God revealed to me who He really was at a time I was not even seeking Him. I realized at that time, by His own hand on me, just how real God really is through the touch of Jesus Christ. He simply touched my heart with the prick of, the penetration into my hardened heart of His tremendous love for me. I was never the same again. That was in 1970. Over the years, Jesus has shown me MANY things. One, He was coming soon and two, He, Jesus, has stepped out of the way for a time and allowed satan to have his way on the earth. Satan is the spirit of lawlessness we see running ramped on the whole earth. People, the majority of the world's population are slaves to his unrighteousness, just as I was before I came to know Jesus Christ. Satan is the author of the anti-Christ spirit that rules in so many of the lost hearts of the youth in our suffering world today who are seeking only their own pleasures as long as they will last at the cost of their own souls. They do not know the Spirit of God's Love, because they have rejected His love and anything that comes from Jesus Christ because of the many evil spirits that they have given control of their lives too. 2 Thessalonians 2 chapter. READ IT. I'm not making this up. This unrighteousness is an epidemic in the world today, and that is " bigly" why we are in the last days beloved. Get into the Word of God, read every chance you can. Get into a bible study and allow yourself to grown in your spirit with Christ through the Holy Spirit in you. The Holy Spirit will transform you and change you just the way God wants you to grow. Don't worry about anything. Let God be the one in charge of making you Holy as He is Holy. Amen! He will give you the hunger for the truth in these last days and show you things you would have never dreamed before.
Read some of the latest posts in this journal soon beloved. We are living in a very critical time in God's last days, end of times time table. There really is not much time left. People you know and care about will go to hell if you do not reach out to them today, and share the Good News of Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. They may have not listened to you before, but the time is ripe for their harvest now. Listen to the Holy Spirit in you telling you, " Today is the day, if you hear my voice, harden not your hearts." Now is the time...Now is the time to worship the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. Praise the Lord, Oh my soul, praise the Lord.
The Peace of Christ be with you and in you!
11/10/2016 " And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold." Matthew 24:12.
Dearly Beloved. I don't know how better to put things today, what my Holy Spirit in me is saying, other than to say be sober, alert, for the devil is lurking about to devour those who are not sober in their minds in God's word, alert to the schemes of the devil to deceived those who are trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ today.
America is far from being out of the woods from trouble. I have said this many times before, a majority of Americans have thrived on lawlessness. People in leadership in high places in the US government who are corrupt to the core of "their being." The influence of this corruption, this darkness has been transfused into the majority of young people's minds through early childhood by elementary school teaching, through college manipulation of the same corrupt ideology, which is to think politically correct, to have the blinded faith in what is "wrong is REALLY right."
Why is this? Where did we as a nation go wrong and when?
It has been a long time in the works. But...the Word of God has always been there for us to see what the Lord had to say about what was going to happen in the Last Days! There in the Word of God is the Light of Truth that will enlighten even the simpleton to the wisest of men of what is going to happen in the last days before Jesus comes again, the Second Coming.
Even before the victory speeches were made Tuesday night by Donald Trump and Mike Pence, even before election day, I felt a real heaviness on my heart that even if Donald Trump won office of the President, we were going to have rioting in the cities. The spirit of lawlessness is the power behind all these people who are protesting and rioting. They will not give in. There is a battle in the heavenlies that the world has never seen the likes of. Unless those who are close to Jesus intercede on behalf of God's will in Heaven for what is about to take place on the earth, no one would survive the holocaust about to take place not only in America, but all over the world.
We are about to see the WRATH of God poured out on the face of the earth just as God's prophets said that He would. Read in Daniel and in Revelation for starters, EXACTLY what God is going to do soon and very soon, and pray that your family will desperately turn to Jesus for their eternal salvation and safety now, as though the last train is already pulling away from the terminal, but they could still catch it if they are that desperate enough to sprint for the Kingdom of God. The hour of the anti-Christ is already upon us beloved. It's time to hunker down, if you have not already done it. Take time to really pray right now about what I am telling you that I am hearing the Holy Spirit telling us in Alaska, far from any city or protests or riots. We are very safe compared to many of the populated areas of the Lower 48 states. Pray with all your heart for discernment and then wait on the Lord for His peace and word for you.
I recommend that if you live in or nearby a city in the US, you go and buy as much food and water as you can afford. Buy food that will store, canned first, dry beans, brown rice/some white, white doesn't last as long. Water will be very important to stay alive, believe me. Please do this as soon as possible. Plan to do it now, make whatever arrangements for funds and buy as much as you can get your hands on. Read our Time is Short page for a complete list of things you should have for survival in times of trouble.
We are on the "Eve of Destruction." The Lord be with us, may His mercy be with us and His angelic protection and peace and Holy Spirit keep us, in Jesus name.
11/09/2016 " You didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name." John 15:16.
WOW! I hope you see what I see in this verse! Please let me explain. You and I did not choose to know Jesus...Jesus chose you and I to know Him. Yes. That had always been Jesus plan. Before you were created in your Mother's womb, Christ knew you. The moment you were conceived, Christ knew you and watched you being formed. Jesus had/has great pleasure in watching you being formed in your mother's womb. ( Psalm 139 ) Read this beautiful Psalm scripture beloved and see for yourself just how much God and Jesus Love you.
Last night, Maryna and I watched a huge miracle being birthed. We were listening to the news as it unfolded with the revelation that Donald Trump was unanimously elected the 45 president of the United States. Praise the LORD! God's will has been done once again on the earth as it was planned in Heaven. Praise God!
God's children's work has just begun here on earth. We have our work cut out in intercessory prayer for Donald Trump, his family, Mike Pence and his family. Prayers for God's nation of the United States are needed now more than ever. Prayers for the whole world. It's great to see that God has put a man into the office of president of the United States of America that will lead the country of America back to the fullness as God's children in relationship with Him through Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit. We most certainly have our work cut out for us now. Thank you Jesus for preparing all of us for this great time in history of drawing closer to you like never before. Praise your Holy name forever Lord Jesus. Holy, holy, Holy!
On another note, Maryna just gave me something to share. There was a strange round circular ring Cloud over Jerusalem a month ago, with the sound of trumpets coming from it that was heard over the city of Jerusalem. It was posted on YouTube on October 2 for the first time, when it first occurred. A number of people also photographed the ring cloud and trumpet sounds that appear to be identical in sound, but not the same recorded sound, or duplicated sound.
I've included a link if you are interested in viewing it. I am normally a skeptic about these things. Last summer, however, I was in our back yard all alone one evening when I heard a similar trumpet sound coming from the sky. ( The sound in the sky was identical to the sound of the trumpet sound over Jerusalem. ) I looked up in the direction of the sound of the trumpets and there was also a strange cloud formation, but unlike the circle in Jerusalem, from where the sound here seemed to be coming from. I ran into our house and told Maryna to come out quickly and listen. She also heard it and we were very perplexed over it all. We soon forgot about it. So, we were quite surprised, both of us, when Maryna ran across this videosomeone had sent to her in an email.
Just to let you know, there have been a number of people come out and say this particular video of the cloud and trumpets over Jerusalem on YouTube was a hoax, done with video enhancement technology. That doesn't surprise me. Seems people are quick to explain away anything they don't understand. How do you explain what a number people in different locations at the same time in Jerusalem say they heard and saw in Jerusalem that day? You pray about it and decide what you think about it.
There were also a few scientific speculations suggested why this strange phenomenon happened, but stated they were just scientific speculations. You listen to it and decide. Maryna and I believe it is real and a " sign in the heavens " that Jesus mentioned, that there would be many signs in the heavens occurring during the end times. Luke 21:25, 26. " There will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken." Luke 21:25, 26.
11/08/2016 " All things work together for good...for those who Love God and live according to His plans." Romans 8:28. " We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." Romans 8:26.
When we pray to God, we often "think" we know what we should pray. Our prayers are logical, common sense and often thought through before praying. For this, God often times honors our efforts with a comforting peace in our hearts that we have done the right thing. However, " There is a way that seems right that leads to death." Proverbs 14:12.
The truth is, " We do not know what we should pray as we ought," ( Romans 8:26 ) for our thoughts are not God's thoughts and His ways are not our ways, for just as the heavens are high above the earth, so are God's ways from our ways." Isaiah 55:9.
Even if we thought we were praying as God would have us pray, our thoughts fall way short of God's ways and prayers for us in the Spirit. The difference between good prayers and the best prayers is as great as the heavens are above the earth. How can we council the wisdom of the Lord? How can we even suggest that God do what we ask? Well, there is a way...
By our faith in the Holy Spirit to pray according to God's will in what ever the need maybe. In these end time days, we must always pray in the Spirit beloved. The enemy, the devil, is way too clever for us to even consider combating on our own. " Lord, send your angels to surround us, to protect us from evil and ' lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory now and forever, ' in Jesus name, AMEN!
Today is a day in America, where America's future lays in the balance of God's will for her. America is a Prodigal Son, who turned it's back on God and left the safety of the Most High God's shadow to journey out on it's own into a world of darkness and the unknown. America began to choose wrong over right, to manipulate God's word to mean something entirely different that what the Holy Spirit would have us to know. America became miss-aligned by corrupt people in high places with their own world agenda. The corrupt people begat other corrupt people, mainly with the reward of bribes and money to follow their dark paths. In time, decades, these corrupt people took control of an entire nation and lead the nation astray.
Today in America, November 8th, the people of America will choose whom they want to follow. They are given the choice, as our Loving Father always allows us to do, to choose between what sounds logical, what sounds good, or to choose by faith, by listening to the Holy Spirit of God, to choose as God would ask us to choose. God's ways are not our ways, but if we pray and thank God for being all knowing and all merciful, if we praise God for His perfect will, we can know that the outcome of today is according to God's will.
Now, we can and should pray against the plans of the devil to destroy America, to pray that any weapon formed against God's perfect will be destroyed by God's angels. We can pray against any curse that the enemy has against the perfect will of God to bring an evil ruler into control over the nation of America. We can put our faith in the Holy Spirit to pray for us, to interceed for us in ways we do not see...Amen to the Holy Spirit's prayers for us, for our nation.
So what more can we do? We can interceed for the others who have chosen to follow an ungodly path, we should pray for them, " Lord have mercy on the people of America who do not know you or your ways. Touch their hearts and bring them into sorrow for their many sins to repent and come to know you and your great Love for them. Use us to bring you Glory where you have already set yourself up as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, in Jesus name, amen."
Beloved, we are at a pivital point in History. We know we are in the end times, in God's own time table before the great tribulation and then the 2nd coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We know that your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven and we praise you for your perfect will Heavenly Father. Help us to submit to you, no matter what the outcome. Help us to continue to trust you however things turn out today. We put our trust in you to defeat the enemy again Lord Jesus and the plans and schemes of the devil to deceive the American people with lies and darkness of secrecy of the plans of the enemy. Destroy the darkness by the brightness of your Light, in Jesus name, amen. We Love you Lord!
11/07/2016 " All things work together for good...for those who love God and live according to His plans/will." Romans 8:28.
Many of us have heard this verse before and for some great, mysterious reason, this verse is very comforting. When Paul wrote this letter to the Romans, it was during a time of great persecution by the Romans. The power of Rome was against Christianity. The Roman government was set on genocide of any and all Christians, yet the Church of Jesus Christ grew stronger and stronger. The power of the Holy Spirit grew even more among the believers as they were tested through suffering and persecutions, "though evil abounded, grace abounded all the more." Romans 6:1.
Christians were thrown to lions in huge stadiums back during the early church to see if their God would save them for the enjoyment of the Roman leaders and people, just for sport, much like watching todays football. Christians were crucified along the roadways as an example of what would happen to other Christians if they too continued in their faith and were caught. Imprisonment of Christians was even more cruel, a slow death of suffering and starvation for sure. The Apostle Paul knew all too well about what imprisonment in Roman prisons was all about, yet his most powerful letters to the church were written while he was in the Roman prisons.
So Paul and the early Christians knew about trusting God in all their circumstances. The early Christians realized just how powerful the Holy Spirit was in their lives when they were stripped of all worldliness. " That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10. " For I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:19 and 20.
In these end time days, there is a great revival coming. A great out pouring of the Holy Spirit like never before in the history of mankind. That is what the prophets said; Amos, Joel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Ezekiel and so many others in the Old Testament books of the prophets. Jesus said the same. Jesus said, we will have trials and tribulations like never before, but He will be with us! In Matthew 24 of the New Testament, Jesus talks extensively about how we will suffer in the last days, how we will be persecuted even to death for our loyalty to Jesus Christ.
Beloved, why would the last days bring on such suffering and persecution of Christians if there was not a purpose in it's testing? When life is easy and everything is smooth and easy, what happens to our faith? Doesn't our fail begin to weaken when life is without care?
Jesus is coming soon! You have been chosen for a time such as this. The Lord is with you! Taste and see that the Lord is Good beloved. Our Lord and His Kingdom are not of this world and neither are you. God is preparing us for the Kingdom of God! Eternal life with Jesus, our Lord and lover of our souls, Oh to know the Lord beloved. To know the sweet aroma of His precious Love for us.
Jesus is not slow in coming. Hang in there. Keep our eyes upon Jesus, you will hear His voice calling out to you, just as we talked about yesterday. Pray for those around you as they suffer. Let Christ be a light through you to those in a dark and dreary world. BE ALIVE with the Holy Spirit! Help wherever you can. Do good to all, in the Joy of the Lord as your strength.
Love God in your life as always number one priority, Love people number two and use things lastly. Don't ever get any of the three out of order. Remember Jesus in all we do and pray in all things. Do everything as unto God, He is your Lord, not people. "Pray in the Spirit in all occasions with all kinds of prayers." Ephesians 6:16, 17, 18. That is what Paul said for us to do when things get really hard on us.
Lastly, please pray for the Lord's hand to be on America in the next few days. A real test of fire is coming to the Christians in the USA. We will be tested in just how obedient we are to Christ...Love your enemies, pray for them and give your will to the Father for the outcome of " All things" that work together for Good for those who Love God!
May the Peace and Joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, in Jesus name, amen.
11/06/2016 " I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me...They will listen to my voice." John 10:14, 15. " The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to His voice. He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them, and His sheep they follow Him because they know His voice. " John 10:3,4.
In these end time days, the last days, you must be able to hear Jesus voice to follow Him. Any one who tells you that you don't have to hear God's voice, or says if you think you hear God talking to you, you have gone crazy, has fallen off the turn up wagon themselves.
The book of John states clearly that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are His sheep. If Jesus says " My Sheep follow Me because they know His voice," ( John 10:4) then it would seem very important that we can distinguish Jesus voice clearly from the other voices we hear each day and night in our heads/lives. I see this AS VERY IMPORTANT IN THESE END TIME DAYS in order just to follow Jesus through the maze of life we encounter each day.
Jesus wants us to hear His voice, especially in these end time days when many voices are out there to distract or deceived us as Christians. To know good from evil is to know the voice of Christ. To have compassion on others is when you hear the voice of Jesus.
What other voices will you hear that are like Jesus? What other voices are out there that could be trying to endanger your own salvation? Are we vulnerable to hearing Lucifer the devil's voice? How about the voice of the world? Doesn't the world just shout out to us in so many ways?
Really, we are naturally listening to voices constantly. We listen to the news media. We listen to music where ever we go, each piece with many different messages hidden in each song.
We listen to our friends, we listen to our fears. We listen to our bodies. We were created to listen.
Jesus knows this about us, He created us just the way we are. ( Colossians 1) Jesus Christ knows His sheep and they know Him by His voice. The only thing that keeps a Christian from hearing Jesus voice is if there is un-repented sin in a Christian's heart, separating them from Christ. A sin in which a Christian is enjoying that sin or at the least not giving it up in confession of the sin, asking the Holy Spirit to take the sin from us, covering us with the blood of Jesus' Cross. We should hear Jesus speaking to us all the time if we have any "intimate relationship" with Jesus. In an intimate relationship, communication is paramount...we all know that, or at least we should.
So you might say, " but I don't know how to hear the voice of God?" " How can I hear God's voice?"
There is only one way. We all need to seek God with a sincere heart. Hebrews 10:22 says, "Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting Him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water." Beloved, if you seek to hear God's voice, you are doing the right thing. Be sincere about your relationship with God, with Jesus. If you have any sin in your life you have not sincerely wanted to let go of, there is nothing I or anyone else can do to help you. But there is Jesus that you can go to who can help you. Jesus died for all our sins and the sins of the whole world so that we can experience everlasting life with God forever. That everlasting life can begin today if you choose to repent of your sin of choice. Ask Jesus to tell you what sin is keeping you from hearing His voice. If you hear His voice, harden not your heart! Listen and He will tell you great and mighty things! Jesus is telling you to " Come," become active with Me! Join Me and receive Eternal Life. But come, come prepared to pay a price...your own life for mine. If you give up your life, I will fill your life with real life that comes from the Father, My Father. And we will come to be with you, even in you beloved. ( From John 14 and 15 in the Holy Bible, New Testament. )
This is a promise from your Loving Father, to have an intimate relationship with you. Now go for it.
let me know about how things have turned out. Bless you. email me, at email@example.com.
11/05/2016 " Be not deceived." Matthew 24:4, Mark 13, Luke 21, 2 Thessalonians 2, and many more.
Watch this David Wilkerson videoprophesy from 1973. His prophesy is coming true today almost to the T.
Why would Jesus warn us so many times in the last days to, "Be not deceived?" Time and time again we see in scriptures a warning in the last days to, " Be not deceived." The reason is the " world" has evolved from a law abiding world to a lawless world, full of compromise of the truth, birth of lie after lie. The days are dark, corruption is everywhere, not just in the United States of America but all over the world.
UPDATED SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016
Keep your eyes on Jerusalem beloved! Keep your eyes on Jesus! The power of darkness is cunning and deceptive. There is nothing worse than to find nearly everyone and everything living to lie, con, and deceive others to manipulate, take advantage of others freedoms! But that is what the WORLD HAS BECOME today. In the last days, the world will become a perilous place to be for all! ( 2 Timothy 3:1) That should not be a surprise. Very few places on the earth are not experiencing the vile corruption of darkness all around us. Pay to Play has become a common saying today. In the spirit realm, it is the same. Unless we are taking our spiritual life in Christ very serious , living our loyalty to Jesus as considered number one more than any one or any thing else, we are only fooling ourselves as Christians, we are really not a Christian.
When Jesus warns us that if the days were not shortened... even the elect would not survive, we need to seriously know, right NOW, there is something very seriously wrong with the living conditions on earth of these last days. Unless we have this serious relationship with Jesus Christ, which He demands of our love more than anything or any one else, even our own self ( Matthew 10:37, 38.), He can not have any thing to do with us! Either Jesus Christ is the Lord of our lives, Lord over us completely, or we have separated ourselves from God, from His love and protection for a life of rebellion and lawlessness, which leads us to destruction and damnation in hell forever. That's the truth beloved. We were created for such a time as this where our Most High God wants our all, or nothing. We are either IN or OUT. There is no time to waste any longer. We are in the last hour before all things come to an end in the era we are presently in.
We are approaching a very perilous time beloved, when the peace of the world around us will be compromised with manipulation, false messiahs, anti-christs all around us who only want to destroy the children of God for ever. There will be no exceptions, even in the Christian Church. We must all be true followers of Christ, or we are no follower at all. We can say we are a follower of Christ, but if in our hearts we really are not, there will be no supernatural fruits of God's Holy Spirit in us, we will be none other than a liar, and, no one will be fooled. GET RIGHT BEFORE THE LORD RIGHT NOW, BELOVED. GET DOWN ON YOUR FACE AND DECLARE YOUR NEED FOR FORGIVENESS AND THE PEACE OF CHRIST WILL COME UPON YOU LIKE NEVER BEFORE. Wait on the Lord for your next instructions before proceeding on in your mission with Christ. Get into the Word every chance you have. Make time when there is no time to pray, fellowship with others, read your bible. The Lord is looking for such followers as these.
I am finding that unless we are praying without ceasing today, it is so easy to be distracted by the concerns of this world, the power of the lusts in this world today, the lusts of self, power, pride and pleasure. You can not go anywhere and not be effected by corruption all around you, even in your own church. The bible says that in these last days, you will be deceived even by those in your own household/family. Get serious people ! In these days, if you are not praying in the Spirit, praying for the Holy Spirit's direction and decernment in all you do, the enemy will be looking to trip you up the moment you're not praying. That is a guarantee from the Word of God. " Be on your guard." " For the devil is prowling about, seeking whom he may devour, like a Roaring lion. 1 Peter 5:8. Do not forget this warning of our Loving Father and Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit's inspiration to us from Peter beloved. This is a stern warning! If you know anything about a roaring lion, you must really know what this means.
A VISIT TO ETOSHIA PAN WILDLIFE GAME PARK, NAMIBIA
In a visit to Namibia South Africa in 2005, Maryna and I stayed in a wildlife park in Namibia called Etoshia Pan. We camped in a secure camp ground for three days where we were surrounded by all kinds of wildlife. Giraffe, elephants, rinos, all kinds of herbivors, zebra and LIONS! We slept in a protected campground with a ten foot high thick wire fence that no animals could break through, not even the elephants. At night, the lions would walk the fence line looking for a spot they could possibly break through the fence, all night long! They would occasionally ROAR ! The sound of their roar would vibrate the ground. Me not being use to this, the roar and vibration of the air and ground from the lion roar would instantly awaken me in a frightful fear. So, Peter must have known the ferociousness of the Lion roar. There is no other sound like it that I know of.
Peace of Christ be with you.
11/03/2016 " I have prepared you, even though you have not known me " Isaiah 45:5.
This is one of the most important prophesy's spoken out recently for the world. What happens in the United States in the next few days WILL EFFECT the entire world.
I have heard prophesies from many people around the world recently, saying that the election for president of the United States is extremely important. We don't need anyone to tell us who is for a good outcome and who will be bad for the next president of the United States of America. The fruits of each of the two are wide open for all to see. One will bring evil changes worse than present evil control over the government and one will bring positive changes that will not only bless the Lord, but bring favor back to America where she can begin to turn back to the Lord for help, and once God restores her, America can again, begin to help the world with it's healing once again, as it has in the past through it's many charitable acts of kindness to those in need through out the world.
For the end time days, God has appointed Donald Trump to lead America back to the roots of Christianity, lead by the Holy Spirit rather than evil spirits, for which this great nation, under God, was founded by it's forefathers who pursued freedom through many dangers and turmoil, wars even where thousands lost their lives for their faith in Jesus Christ to lead the USA.
Today, God has raised up a Cyrus leader for America. Donald Trump is this leader for America. Why do I know? Because Donald Trump, while he is not a religious man, he has wisdom that is not common to man. Donald Trump does have an anointing upon him that you don't normally see in leaders, especially carrier politicians. I have to say, throughout the past year, I was skeptical of Donald Trump, whether he would make a good president of one of the most powerful countries in the world. I have seen how Donald Trump has overcome some very heavy obstacles against him this past year which anyone else without the Lord's hand upon them would crumble and fail. He has shown that he has tenacity and inner strength that most men do not have, to pursued success not only for his family, but for the thousands of people who work for him.
It is plain to see Donald Trump has made many mistakes in his life, but WHO HASN'T. Donald Trump has publically confessed his repentance for his wreckless sinful behavior in the past, so we should all agree with him and move on, as the Lord would have us to. Only satan would want us to dwell on some one's past and hold that against him or her.
We have seen many changes in Donald Trump, and those changes I believe are God's touch, from God's hand on Donald Trumps life. Maryna and I would encourage all of us to pray with every opportunity between now and November 8th for God's anointed, Donald Trump, for protection and for humility as the Lord will part the sea for Mr. Trump to overcome obstacles that no man could over come without the anointing of God upon him. Pray beloved, that the Holy Spirit would show you how to pray individually for Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. Yes, we must love Hilary Clinton and pray for her also. She and her family have gotten themselves into quite a mess of their lives. They will need the Lord's love and mercy, the same as all of us, to get through the days coming to them. Our God is a just God, and " what so ever a man sow, that shall he reap." Galatians 6:7.
The World I hope, will unite during this very important time in praying the Lord's prayer, together for Our Father God's intentions for the United States of America from now through November 8th and beyond, as long as the Lord would have us all pray for the USA.
It's not going to be easy for America to begin to rebuild America according to God's will with so many things the enemy has done to damage and try to destroy God's foundation of America and America's relationship with the Most High God and Jesus Christ whom God has sent to help her. Our work to honor God has only just begun. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever! Grace and mercy of Christ be forever with you!
11/01/2016 " Jesus said, Be not deceived in the last days! " Matthew 24:4. AND, " 1) This is what the LORD says to Cyrus, His anointed one, whose right hand He will empower... 4) And why have I called you for this work? It is for the sake of Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one. I called you by name when you did not know me. 5) I AM the LORD, there is no other God. I have prepared you, even though you do not know me, 6) so ALL the world from east to west will know there is no other God. I AM the LORD, and there is no other." Isaiah 45:1-6.
WOW! This prophesy is ringing loud and clear in the USA, and a long time coming. This Isaiah 45 prophesy is coming up ( by many modern day prophets all over the world ) right now, in Jerusalem too, in what Tora Rabbis, bible experts call "bible codes" that are revealed in the original Hebrew and Arabic translations for future prophesies ( I don't get all this, but their prophetic message I do get) that in Isaiah 45, is hidden a prophesy that the 45 president of the United States is a Cyrus man.
Now, I am not a prophet, at least not as the LORD wills in my life yet, (Although I am open that if God so willed, I would be a Jeremiah, I would welcome the Holy Spirit to use me as a Jeremiah in these last days, ) I am a Watchman of the Lord. I am a detail oriented by Holy Spirit gifting man who is passionate about watching and waiting for the latest word from the Lord and prophesies from the Lord that are connected to shared truth for all to hear.
I know I am a Watchman where the Lord has placed me to watch as a watchman of the tower of the wall, watching for signs of the enemy approaching the fortress, and watching the coming of Our Great and Glorious Savior Jesus Christ for His Beloved Bride, His followers, His believers who have weather through the storms of the LAST DAYS, to that GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD, that is upon us, even today.
As a watchman of the Lord, God has put on my heart TODAY to share what God the Holy Spirit has shown me TODAY to share with a firestorm of enthusiasm where the Holy scriptures guide us through this exciting, yet fearful time we are living in right now, November 1st, 2016. There are a few ( remnant people) today who are bonified prophets to pay attention to. They are not afraid to speak out what God is telling them to speak, even though they are not well respected by most Evangelic Christians or denominations. One such relatively unknown prophet, but growing in prophesy today to listen to is Dr. Lance Wallnau. Please check Dr. Wallnau out fresh today on YouTube. There are a number of other HOT Holy Spirit anointed prophets today, whom not many have heard of, and I wouldn't know of had not someone else pass on their names to me.
Now, I have been very skeptical of modern Christian Prophets since first finding out there were such human beings on the earth. I was told these prophets were anointed by the Holy Spirit to bring the Truth of Jesus Christ to Christ's church. I met a modern day prophet when I lived in Seattle back in the early 1970's, during a huge revival there in those days, whom the Lord confirmed not only to me but to many others that he was sharing with us the Truth from the Holy Spirit, and not just a man speaking from his own thoughts.
The bible is clear in the Old Testament, Amos 3:7, " Indeed, the Sovereign LORD never does anything until He reveals His plans to His servants the prophets." and 1 Thessalonians 5:20, 21. " " " " Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good."
I am passionate in my duty for the Lord Jesus, to be a Good Holy Spirit Watchman. I do not want to be deceived, and I don't want you to be deceived by all the hype and whirl wind of prophesy flying around right now. So, keep in touch here for the latest pertinent information, news, and important encouragement that the Holy Spirit would have for us during this day, Today!
I realize many of our brothers and sisters who come here are international, from countries like Russia, China, Korea, Europe, Africa, South America, India and Pakistan...all over the world. Right now in the USA a very important national election is going down. It has been an election like never before. It is an election of Known Corruption of one party and an individual who came out of a non political background, a very successful businessman who was not even a born again Christian until after he started running for commander and chief, president of the USA.
We are engaged here as much as anyone in praying for God's will for America. America has strayed away from God, just as the prodigal son strayed away from his father. The United States as a nation has become a godless nation run by godless corrupt rulers who have legalized the since less murdering of unborn babies for birth control, for example, along with changing laws within the " Once Christian nation" to make laws of the nation that reflect abominations of God's laws, God's commandments that all people follow so that God's plan of protection will prevail over His protected People.
We must make absolutely sure that everyone everywhere pray in the Spirit for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven, right now. There is mighty war going on in the spiritual heavens for Good over evil. Unless those who are called by the Lord's name are obedient to God's call for them to pray right now, the will of God could be postponed until we all get it right. We can and must get it all right today. America's Christian Church has always been a huge help to Israel and so many other nations. We are in a critical time of the Lord's return. We have much that God wants to happen right now, He has given us the authority through Christ and the Holy Spirit to be right on spot for His critical timing. The Lord's will be done, according to your will LORD, in Jesus name, amen.
Lord, Heavenly Father, thank you for your perfect will on earth today. We thank you for choosing the leaders you would have to lead your people, the Cyrus's, such as Donald Trump. I pray for his continued protection by your hand and all those who are by his side. And I pray for Hilary Clinton and her family, that they would experience your blessings of Love and Truth in their lives. I know that all things are possible with you, Lord. I lift you up Lord Jesus as the Lord over all, for your glory, in your name, AMEN!
10/31/2016 " And whoever was not found written in the Book of Life, was cast into the lake of fire. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and first earth were passed away..." Revelation 21:20, 21.
This is the ONE day that both the Christian world, ( the believers and followers of Christ, Children of the Most High God, who are cleansed by the blood of the Lamb,) and the rest of the known world, ( the ungodly, heathen, practicers of evil and wickedness, the unrighteous souls) both are focused on more than any other day in their lives...the end of time day, the "Judgment Day," that Great and terrible day of the Lord when all people must stand before God..."And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." Revelation 20: 10, 11, 12. " And whoever was not found written in the Book of Life, " AND WHOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, was cast into the lake of fire for all eternity, for ever and ever without end, WITHOUT END !
The Holy Bible is very clear about who will end up in Heaven and who will go to hell forever, the lake of fire reserved for the devil, the fallen angels and the people from the beginning of the world to the end of the world who continued to rejected God's Love, who's choice was to live lawless, evil, wicked lives instead of repenting of their sins and embracing the love of the Most High God of the Heaven's and the earth, the LORD of LORDS, KING of KINGS, the Great I AM.
The Bible is FULL of prophesies, warnings throughout the Old and New Testaments of God, warning people of the earth that unless they are "Born Again," cleansed by the blood of Jesus at the Cross of Calvary, unless they KNOW Christ intimately with a close relationship, "they will be cast out into utter darkness for all eternity." Matthew 8:12.
Beloved, these are the scriptures that when I was young, stuck in my mind, to the pit of my soul and made me wonder that if God is really God, and His Word ( what we know of His Word written in only the Holy Bible) was real, not just made up by men over the thousands of years since the beginning of time...then I'm in big trouble for my wicked and sinful life style full of sinful living. " How can I change all this so that my name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life?" That one thought became a burning thought that possessed me if you will, I did not want to miss out on having my name in the Lamb's Book of Life.
At the time, I didn't know back in 1970, that the idea which was haunting in my mind and soul that I could miss my opportunity to the Kingdom of God, had come to an end when, even though I was living in the darkest night of my sinful life, JESUS CHRIST came into my life and called me by name and asked me if I wanted help, which I said " YES" to the Lordship of Jesus Christ right then in my life. It was not of my own choosing that Jesus came to me, I was totally blinded in a life of darkness, living totally by human nature, living a life of sin and sinful appetites that were self centered and without a ray of LOVE for anyone including myself. The enemy of the Kingdom of God was my master, not the Lord of Creation, Jesus Christ. What a revelation in my life to meet Jesus for the very fist time in my life!
This day today, October 31st, is the most wicked day of the year in the realm of Darkness, on planet earth. Celebrated by both Christians and pagans as a day of "fun," unrighteousness and evil reflection, wicked depiction of evil characters, demons are released into the lives of everyone choosing to open a gate to satan, celebrating the "All Souls Day" or Halloween. Those demons people open themselves up to, have a permanent glue attached to them so that when they become attached to human beings, believers of Christ and the heathen alike, it is impossible to rid yourself of their haunting presence in your life without the deliverance supernatural powerof the Holy Spirit, the hand of Christ Himself to redeem us from the evil powers of demons that stick to those who open themselves up to their presence in their lives. Halloween is just one season this demonizing is reality, it REALLY does happen.
Many Christians say, " Oh that can't happen to me, my spouse or my kids. We are protected by God from such demons and evil spirits." That is true, to a point. The bible says that if we turn from the saving grace of our God and savior to the powers of the devil, " it would be better that we had never known the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ, for we will be handed over to the judgment of Christ for turning away." 2 Peter 2:20 thru 22.
" You will KNOW the Truth and the Truth shall make you free, free indeed." John 8:32. We all want to know the Truth about our life and the life Jesus Christ promises we can have, even if we know the Truth will hurt. The Truth is Christ. Christ is liberating, " Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." ( 2 Corinthians 3:17. ) Where Christ is we have the Light of liberty, Justice and Freedom. All of our burdens are lifted. The Yoke of Christ becomes our own, and we belong to Christ. We are bond servants of the Most High God forever!
In these end time days, we will see more and more contrast between Light and Darkness, Good and evil. We will see more evidence of God's mercy, the " Out pouring of the Holy Spirit Upon ALL flesh" ( Joel 2:28), ( ACTS 2:17.), and evidence of evil in the world. There are so many scriptures that hold the keys to freedom with Christ in both the Old Testament and New Testament. God does not want any to perish, but for all to come to repentance, all to be saved. " If I be lifted up from the earth, I, ( The Great I AM) will draw all mankind to me." John 12:33. This is our great hope beloved.
Finally, but there will be many who will reject the Love and mercy God has given the earth. The great day of Judgment is coming soon, where the sheep and the goats will be separated once and forever. The final Truth will come out where people's works will be judged by Christ Himself. Those who do not know Jesus, who have continued a life of carefree living, a life filled with the pleasures of the world, those who have rejected godliness Holiness for evil, sinful lusts and cravings of this world, they will be cast away forever with no hope ever again to be redeemed from eternal hell.
For some of you, you are at this cross roads of decision. You need to make a choice between Jesus Christ and eternal life in heaven, or an eternity in the Lake of Fire. You make the choice. It could be your final choice in this life. No one except the Lord can impress His Truth any more clearer than John 3:16, " For God so loved the World that He gave His only Begotten Son, that who so ever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
10/29/2016 " If when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." Romans 5:10.
" I am not saved by believing- I simply realize I am saved, and believe. And it is not repentance that saves me- repentance is only the sign that I realize what God has done through Christ Jesus for me." Oswalt Chambers, October 28 devotion. "The danger here is putting the emphasis on the effect, instead of on the cause." Jesus Christ has saved me, therefore I believe in Him. Period, Amen!
Jesus Christ is our all in all. Paul says that the Cross of Christ is everything for those who believe in the Son of God and eternal life. Amen. Anything else is meaningless, except our Lord Jesus and the Cross. Our very existence is hinged on the salvation of the Cross of Christ...that is the GREAT MYSTRY of the Kingdom of Heaven ! We don't begin to really live until we know our life in Christ, through the Cross at Calvary. Blessed be the Name of the Lord!
Today, is a NEW day. Yesterday is already gone. To think that in the Kingdom of God, Heaven, there will be no yesterday or tomorrow, but just the NOW. I long for the Kingdom of Heaven to be in the NOW today, not only for myself, but for all of us. Life right now really has it's challenges, doesn't it. I find that the NEWS is so busy, so full of changes. If we as Christians don't keep our eyes on Jesus continually, we can quickly loose our focus in why God created us and our purpose in this life to give Him glory praise and honor!
Isaiah 45 is the scripture reading for today. Isaiah prophesied the word of the Lord, that God would send a Cyrus, anointed by God, but not really knowing God, to lead the Children of God, so that the children of God would see that the hand of God was on this special man, who was not perfect in any way, but strong in God's anointing to lead the Children of God back to worshiping and honoring the Lord with their lives once again. Maryna and I believe that Donald Trump is a Cyrus for America, to the "T" what Isaiah described for Israel when this scripture was written. Bless the Lord!
I hope that you are keeping your eyes on the Lord Jesus more and more. Without a firm hold on Jesus, we can very easily get entwinded in the weeds and thistle of the cares of this world that choke out the good things God has intended for us for today. Be blessed and look for opportunities each day to do good and bless others with acts of kindness all day long. Let your light of Christ SHINE, JESUS, SHINE!
10/27/2016 " We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps." Proverbs 16:9., " Many are the plans in a person's heart but the LORD'S purpose will prevail." Proverbs 19:21.
Forty six years ago, when I was 19, I met Jesus Christ as my Savior, Redeemer and Lord. Jesus told me in an audible voice that He had a purpose for my life. ( We all have a purpose in God's plans for our life on earth.) He also told me distinctively, " Your life is no longer your own to do your own will, but your life now belongs to Me to do My will the rest of your life." I said," Sure Lord, what ever you say, I am with you on this." Little did I know, I would have to go through a whole lot of lemons in my young life to really discover the " Lemonade " of God's perfect will for my life!
I was serious in my answer to the Lord back then at 19, but I did not really know what Jesus meant. I mean, I heard what Jesus said to me, loud and clear, but somehow I thought that meant no matter what I " thought" I should do, what ever I thought I should do in my life would automatically be God's will...WRONG!
Jesus paid a tremendous price for our salvation. The Cross of Christ is always our signature of LIFE. When we line up our will with Jesus will for our life, there can only be one way...His way. Oh, we can try to do our own will, but if our will does not line up with Christ's will for us, it's not going to happen.
When we understand our calling from God, our GOD CALLING in this life, our lives become from that point on "real time life in the Spirit" the life God intended for us from even before we were born. You Must See Psalm 139: 14-18, to understand what the LORD means here about His will and purpose for our life. Most of us have no clue what God's will is for our life, we unfortunately have never had the training of the Master to KNOW that we KNOW God's will for our life.
Good, let's continue on now...
As we live our lives out, according to God's will, we first must become so familiar with God's word that our life lines up with the Word of God, without even trying. That's why it is so crucial, so important to know the WORD of God more than anything else in our life, especially at this crossroads of our life. The Holy Spirit MUST BE IN CONTROL of our life, there is no other way to be a Christian. If you really gave your life to Jesus, you will know what I am talking about. Over the years, I as well as more Christians than not, whom I have met, have no clue where the Holy Spirit is in their life. Unfortunately, their salvation is not complete yet. A Born Again Christian is not born again until they realize they are a slave to the Holy Spirit by choice, or as in the Olden Days, a Bond Servant of the Lord's. A Bond Servant of the Lord decrees the rest of their life does not belong to themselves, but to their Master, to always be a slave of their Master's will the rest of their life on earth.
There is something Truly Awesome, Magnificent, undeniably unimaginable about living out our lives as a Bond Servant of the Lord. We are allowed, by the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit, to experience a life surrounded by the Heavenly Realms of the Throne room of Heaven and presence of Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit living in our hearts in this " Out of this world experience of the reality of Heaven," from time to time, to let us know, we are on the right track, living up to God's expectations of us, to live within God's marvelous will for our lives. If we should step out of God's will for even a second, we are approached by the Spirit of Christ to warn us to " Watch out! Turn around, you are out of God's will ! " This relationship can only be enriched by being daily, constantly WASHED, submerged in the Word of God! There is no other way. There are too many deceptions and false teachings and false prophets out there to confuse and misguide the Children of God away from Jesus to false gods and idols of the world that will "Kill" your chances for eternal life with Christ. The list is endless of false teachings and gods and idols in our world today. Jesus Christ is the only Way beloved. We can put our trust in Him for doing the Best for us. Good things are good until you meet the "BEST THINGS IN LIFE" found in Jesus Christ and in Him only. Pray that God show you this is True. Your life was always intended for the BEST things in life eternal!
This should be our desire in our lives as Bond Servants of Christ. We can grow as Our Heavenly Father desires for us to grow in His garden of Love, Joy and Peace. Pray for this relationship with Christ and your Heavenly Father if you took a different path than to consecrate your life to do only God's will. The important thing to remember as a Bond Servant of Christ, A Child of the Most High God, we give up all of our rights to live a worldly life, with all of the rights one would expect in the world, to allow Jesus Christ control of our lives to live out in our lives knowing and doing only the will of Christ, which is much different than what the world tells us our rights should be.
Glory to God, beloved. Glory to God! The Peace and Love of Jesus Christ be with you now and forever more, in Jesus name, Amen.
10/26/2016 " We know these things because God has revealed them to us by His Spirit, and His Spirit searches out everything and shows us even God's deep secrets." 1 Corinthians 2:10.
" There is a way that seems RIGHT, but that way leads to death." Who are we to claim that we know what is best for someone else, when we have trouble finding our own way? "As the Father has sent me, so I send you..." John 20:10. We need the Lord. We need His help to find our way. If we obey the Lord's commandments, Jesus says the Father and He will come and make their home with us. This is the only way we can find our right destination with hope and assurance, with the Christ.
Jesus IS the way. In the Spirit, Jesus is always the way. The bible is full of examples where God's children ended up going the opposite direction without God's guidance. I'm thinking of the prodigal son for one. The lure of the things of the world was a way that seemed right to the young man, but it's end led to destruction for the Prodigal Son.
Another example would have been the Samaritan woman at the well with Jesus. Her life before meeting Jesus was never satisfying. She had a thirst for some one she could not find. She found joy in life impossible to know, until Jesus came into her life that day at the well. Her eyes were opened and the joy of Jesus was so overwhelming, she ran into town and told everyone about Jesus in her excitement.
In these end time days, we know that Jesus is our all in all. Jesus fills our cup of Joy to overflowing nearly every day, as we let Jesus be our joy. The answer to Eternal Life is found in Christ Jesus, so we have our Joy filled by His Spirit, the Spirit of Christ the Lord that is in us.
Now, Jesus, through the Holy Spirit is telling us to " go out, take the gospel of Jesus out as a light into a dark world. John 20:10. That seems easy enough to do, but anyone who has " gone out " realizes that not everyone will respond to our message of salvation through Christ in a positive way. Going out with the gospel is the last thing Jesus mentions before His return to earth, Matthew 24:14, " And the gospel of the Good News of the Kingdom of God will be preached to the four corners of the earth, and then Christ will come."
My wife Maryna spent 12 years in missions. She worked with OM, Operation Mobilization. Maryna went throughout much the world taking the gospel to places where people had not yet heard the " Good News " of Jesus Christ. There is something about being at the right place at the right time, to bringing the Good News of Christ to a dark world who is thirsty for the Living Waters of life.
Our mission field might also be in some far away second world country. Then on the other hand, you may be in your mission field right now where you are at this moment. It could be at work, at the store or supermarket. It could be at school, at your church, in your neighborhood or where you get your hair cut. The Spirit of God will lead you to the right person at the right place at the right time, Amen! Keep praying and the Lord will help you find that right place and time.
Finally today, " You will have stepped from death unto life when you have Love for one another. " Keep watch.
10/25/2016 " And in that day, I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth..." Joel 2:30, Acts 2:19.
Both the prophet Joel of the Old testament and Luke and the writers of the New Testament in Acts, the Holy Spirit said, " Watch for signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth in those last days."
I have had the wonderful experience of seeing "Many signs and wonders" in the heavens and on the earth in my life time, Praise God! Living in the Northwest all of my life, 65 years, I can remember my mother waking us up in the cold winter mornings, so that we could see the Northern lights. It was a rare sight, but not too rare. Often times we could see the Northern Lights when getting up early in the morning just before day break to go hunting or fishing. At that twilight time was often times the best time to see the Northern Lights in Washington State.
I've been blessed by God's nature's beauty and harshness over the past 24 winters living in Alaska to see the spectacular Northern Lights over head! The best time to see the Northern Lights up here in Alaska, near the North Pole, is when the sky is clear of clouds, which in the Winter time means...very cold. This morning was one of those many times, it was 3 degrees above zero ferinheight. It was about an hour ago, I stepped outside to let my 4 dogs out into the pitch black night/early morning, it was around 5:00 AM.
Suddenly I noticed the dark morning sky was full of dancing lights! The sky was lit up with Northern Lights all over the sky above and beyond. I really can't describe what one can see, other than a curtain of lights that have always seemed to me to look like a bank of water falls cascading from the heavens and pouring down onto the earth's horizon below. It is so spectacular. It's very silent, but in the spirit realm, it seems to thunder and roar like the huge ocean waves that crash onto shore after a huge storm at sea.
As I watched in awe this morning at the "Light show" in the Northern sky, I couldn't help but think of the vision that the prophet Joel received from the Lord when He wrote the second chapter describing some of the events that would occur during the last days.
The Northern lights are so putting into perspective, that in the last days, God would stir up the hearts of so many by these wonders in the sky that man can not put into words the wonder of it all, that "God is God!"
I know the Northern Lights are a wonder in the heavens that have taken place for hundreds, possibly even thousands of years, I don't really know, but they are certainly a "Wonder in the Heavens" as Joel described in his prophesy of the last days, before Judgment Day. Blessed be the Name of the Lord!
I hope that your day will go well with you and with the Lord. A final thought...let God have His way with you in your life. You did not choose God, God chose you. ( John 15:16) You were put right where you are for His glorious purpose. God has a reason for everything in your life. Wait on the Lord until you know what God wants you to do. Be at peace with your relationship with the Lord. You are as unique as every cloud in the sky, every rainbow. We are surrounded by the Loving Spirit of the Living God, so are you. We are never alone beloved.
10/24/2016 " Behold I stand at the door and knock..." Revelation 3:20a.
" If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me, and together, we will be friends." Revelation 3:20b.
The bible says that we are Victorious, conquerors WITH CHRIST JESUS. Jesus Christ is THE Victor, not us, but if we are in, with Christ, we share His Victory over the devil and his evil works. Romans 8:37
God loves us as a husband loves His wife. That is a very strong Love beloved. A Love that really cares for us and will protect us to the end now matter what! Psalm 91:9.
God is Holy and no unrighteousness can ever come even near our Great God, and yet His invitation to us is..."Come. Come to me, you who are heavy laden and burdened. " Come to me and learn from me. Come to me with all your heart, all your sorrows, all your hurting and broken hearts and I will put my arms around you and hold you as a husband holds His own bride. " For my yoke is easy and my burdens are light!" Matthew 11:28, 29 and 30.
Today, while there is still time and you have a choice, stop what you are doing and come before the Lord Jesus Christ. He is waiting for you to come right now. You Have To, need to Call out Loud to the Lord though beloved. With your heart and with your VOICE, call out to Jesus! Draw now close to the Lord this very moment, and He will draw close to you. Just do it. Your heart is breaking right now for Jesus' comfort, your heart is wreathing in sorrow because of your many sins, but the blood of Christ is ready to free you from the demons and evil that has lurked all around you for so long.
Jesus is your only Light, your only way out of the darkness that has cloaked around you over the years, yes, you have been in misery for all these days, weeks even years of misery. Be free of that darkness, and come into the Light of Christ, in Jesus Holy name, beloved of God, amen. Come to your Lord Jesus today. This might be your only chance ever again. Come to Jesus Christ now...throw your self at His feet and weep for joy. You were lost, but now you are found! Cry out to the Lord now, say " Lord Jesus, I'm yours! Come now and help me, I need you! " He will answer your call from your heart! Just do it now...and DON'T FORGET TO THANK HIM for His love and mercies toward you. Bless you now...
10/23/2016 " If any man is in Christ, ( born again!) he is a new creation; his natural self has died, and NOW, ALL, I say, ALL things have become NEW, we see things completely differently, as in the eyes of Christ Himself." 2 Corinthians 5:17.
You know, everyday, the Holy Spirit shows me things that are NEW. If you are born again, He does the same with you! Isn't God AWESOME! Everyday before I get on line, I pray, " What will you have me share today Lord?" And if you go back from yesterday as far as you care to read, which is nearly every day, I have entries onto this website that are about scriptures revealing the end time thinking that the prophets and disciples of Christ had to share with a future generation. Even the exact words of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior have been to enlighten us, to shed LIGHT on the events of the end times and how we can tell as the fig trees begin to bud that summer is near, so too, as the things God has revealed to His Children through the Holy Spirit, through the Word of God, the bible, and the prophets, that " When these things begin to happen, you will know that the end is near!" Matthew 24:4-14!
Well, as we all bear witness to the Holy Spirit, we know that the end is near, AT THE DOOR! It may not be as near as tomorrow, but the terrible things Jesus said that must happen, and then the end...those very things are happening right now, today! Beloved, we are smack dab in the middle of end time events as I write. I hope you are getting it! "Didn't our hearts tell us the Lord was near," we have already thought. "God does not want His children to be caught in-aware as those who live in darkness."
I have heard from the Holy Spirit each morning and afternoon as I write in this journal, a cry out to the lost sheep and lambs of Christ, a cry out to the wayward Children of God, who may have not necessarily left the faith, but have stopped doing the will of God in their lives and have been deceived by satan himself to give up the will of God in their lives to enjoy the pleasures of this world. I have heard the Lord crying out to these lost children of the Most High God to RETURN TO YOUR ONLY LOVE in this life, THE ONLY ONE WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FUTURE. RETURN TO THE LORD YOUR GOD WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME!
Beloved, today, Sunday, October 23, I have heard a last warning for many of us. Now is the time to turn to the Lord your God. Repent and humble yourself before your God today and BE HEALED.
The end of this month, October 31, I am hearing from modern prophets who know and love the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, that disaster will come upon the face of the earth like never before this week! I believe them. Why the date October 31st? I don't know. I know this much, that a lot is at stake right now with diplomatic relations with Russian and America, with Europe and Russian, with China, North Korea and America...these are definitely perilous times, we are sitting on a pile of tinder and wood and there is one approaching with a torch to light that pile of tinder wood.
We all will experience the wrath of the Lord like never before in our generation or any time in recent history in the up and coming days. That is why some of us must BE PREPARED NOW, TODAY IS THE DAY, IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, HARDEN NOT YOUR HEARTS, PREPARE YOURSELF NOW FOR THE KING OF GLORY. The Lord and only the Lord is our refuge and our strength. There is something coming very soon beloved. I don't know for sure what is coming the end of October. I'm hearing from the internet that there are many military maneuvers going on in the 48 lower states of America right now and expecting possible anarchy around the election time of November 8th, in all the major populated areas of the United States. I'm hearing that the military is working with local police in cities all over the United States right now for emergency preparedness to help out in case martial law is declared if things go too far south.
The major cities are anticipating that things will get violent, too out of hand just before and on the day and after the election, from October 31st to November 31st, so the president Obama and his staff are bracing for such an event. I hope things don't go that far, but we as a nation in America are NOW under full judgment for our current unrighteousness and in un-repented sins of immorality and abortion baby killers at the outlandish numbers of up to 3,000 babies killed per day in the United States of America alone. For these in-repented sins alone, we are under judgment.
UNFORTUNATELY, MANY CHRISTIAN LIVES ARE MARTYRED EVERY DAY all over the world for the name of Jesus. But, this too is prophesied in bringing the Judgment Day upon the earth and the return of the Savior Jesus Christ very soon! (Matthew 24:4-14.) I hope you have not turned a deaf ear or a blind eye to the truth.
We just don't know what is going to happen everyday we wake up beloved, or what has happened during the night. Draw close the The Lord NOW and He will draw close to you. Read Psalm 91 to see just how close you can draw close to The Lord, today! There is still hope for you and me in the Kingdom of God, praise the Lord Jesus Christ!
Blessings in Christ Jesus. Mark
10/22/2016 " And we know that "IN " ALL THINGS, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers." Romans 8:28, 29. ( NIV )
" The Spirit ( HIMSELF) bears witness with our spirit." Romans 8:16. Did you get this? God's Holy Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit! We have a witness with God who will Himself bear witness with our spirit, concerning the things God wants us to know and to do now. And not only to know, which is an intimate term beloved, ( Mary knew God, after the Angel Gabriel told her that " the Holy Spirit would come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you..." Luke 1:26 thru 35. NIV, but the Holy Spirit confirms everything to us, including God's will when we TOTALLY SURRENDER to the Lord our own rights, our own will to "Conform to His will" as Jesus has. Romans 8:29. It's the power of the Holy Spirit that changes us, changes our hearts, changes our heartfelt feelings to His feelings, (if we could use feelings as in the Spirit, God's feelings.)
Oh Lord, if we only knew how things in these last day DO NOT ALWAYS make sense, in the flesh, in our minds, but we can trust in your ways to be right always! Blessed be the name of the Lord! See my Utmost for His Highest today sometime.
Also, before too long into today, Read Psalm 91 and 139 beloved. God wants to bless us with His Holy Thinking here. Let us see just how awesome our Heavenly Father knows and understands us, that His will is to bless us with His very presence in the turmoil that the world we see around us is experiencing, from His very Love and favor as His own Children with Christ as the First Born among us. Thank you Father for you Love and GREAT Wisdom to make ALL things work together for good to those who Love you and live according to Your plans, Your will, in Jesus name, AMEN!
10/21/2016 ( From the ' One New Man Bible' translation of 2 Thessalonians 2 chapter, verses 7 through 12, a bible translation directly from the Hebrew translation of the original manuscript of the bible text of the New Testament of God.) " 7) For the mystery of the one without Torah ( (Teaching,) the lawless one, is already at work: while only He ( God ) is restraining him at the present time until he would come out from among you. 8) And then the one without Torah ( Teaching) will be revealed, whom the Lord Y'shua will destroy by the breath of His mouth and will abolish by the appearance of His coming, 9) whose coming is through the efficiency of the works of satan, the devil, with great power and false signs and wonders 10) and in every unrighteous deception for those who are being destroyed, because they did not accept the Love of the Truth for them to be saved. 11) And because of this, God sends them a working of deception so they would believe in the lie, 12) so that all those would be judged who did not believe in the Truth, but took pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2: 7-12.
These words are a warning from Paul to be read to all the churches in the day back then to the present time to warn the church of an impending darkness that was coming in those " Last Days." The first time I read this 2nd letter of Paul to the Thessalonians, I about fainted. I thought for sure I was reading this wrong, or my eyes were deceiving me. This was the first time I had seen where God Himself sends a deceiving power to the church, to see if they Love the Truth, Jesus Christ and His righteous Teachings, the Torah, or if they loved unrighteousness, the darkness of satan more.
I believe we are seeing this deceiving power beginning to rule nations, kingdoms with perplexity now. People who call themselves followers of Christ are not really followers of Jesus Christ, but spectators, sitting in the bleachers, just watching as spectators and participation in the deception as God permits the deception of the Truth with lies in high places to deceive the people. Imagine, good Christian people being "Just spectators" in a world going to hell because it preferred evil sinfulness instead of righteousness law protecting nations from the principalities and powers of evil in high places.
Now, on the positive note, after seeing how evil things have become in the world today, these words of Paul we need to continue and take to heart, " 13) And we must give thanks to God always concerning you, brothers, as you have been loved by the Lord, because God chose you, First Fruits in salvation by means of sanctification of spirit and your faith in the Truth, 14) to which then He called you through our gospel in obtaining the glory of our Lord Y'shua Messiah." 2 Thess. 2:13, 14.
Make no mistake beloved, God loves us more than we can ever know in this life. ( Ephesians 3) God always gives us the ultimatums, a choice between right and wrong choices with His guidance to chose the right choice ( The Truth) through the Holy Spirit in us. The Holy Spirit living in us is always what makes us different from others in the world, who use their own thinking to make the choices that only God Almighty can make for us, thank you Jesus! That is why we must always be sober and alert, praying in all things, resisting the devil at all times as he, the devil is out to deceive those who belong to the Kingdom of God.
Satan is not busy deceiving those who are already deceived. We need to understand this. Those who habitually live in slavery to sin, addicted to some sin are already in satan's chains, under his control. He's not worried about their demise. Satan is only concerned about deceiving the real children of God, those who have an intimate relationship with Jesus and the Father and Holy Spirit and are enduring suffering in this world to the end. We pray for the lost, but keep our eyes upon Jesus all the while the devil is trying to gain us back through deception. Satan's work is busy trying to lure God's kids away from their protection and safety in the " Shadow of the Most High God" Psalm 91. But, we are overcomers along with Christ! Praise the name of our God and Lord Jesus Christ, amen!
Blessings to you who are doing all you can now to sit in the presence of your Almighty Father, in His lap of protection and Love through our Lord Jesus Christ, amen. Thank you Jesus for everything!
10/20/2016 " Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be set free indeed!" John 8:32, 33, 34, 35, 36. When we know Jesus Christ intimately as His disciples did, we can hear in His words the sound of Truth, which sets us free from the life of a sin driven life to a life free from slavery to sin and a life filled with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth! This is the difference between a true child of the Most High Father God and an unbeliever who is still a slave to sin/satan.
The Truth is, " For this is the will of God, the One Who sanctifies you, that you abstain from sexual immorality." 1 Thessalonians 4:3.
In these end time days, which we are a part of right now, today, Jesus said number one, " Do not be deceived!" ( Matt. 24:4 ) Paul says in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, " Don't let anyone deceive you in any way...for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction."
We are very close to this day Paul prophesied of where the man of lawlessness is revealed. As Paul warned us in 1 Thessalonians 4:3, "God has called us to His Own Son ship through Jesus Christ, to be sanctified, made Holy as Our Heavenly Father's will...but we must abstain from sexual immorality."
We are living in a time, especially in the western world right now, where sexual immorality is the appetite of the majority of the people, Christian and unbelievers alike. Jesus said that if you even think of a woman in an immoral way, you have committed the sin of adultery." Matthew 5:28.
The latest statistics according to Pew Pole, show that 68% of " Born Again " Christian men who attend church regularly and claim they are born again, view pornography 4 or more times a week. That is habitual behavior, they are Truthfully, in slavery to sin, controlled by demons and evil spirits of immorality, of lust instead of controlled by the Holy Spirit of God.
Do you know anyone who says, " pornography is alright?" Pray for their eyes to be opened by the Holy Spirit. Maybe you think pornography is alright? According to the bible, to Jesus Christ, pornography is sexual sin and we should " RUN" from it! It is that serious beloved. Continual sexual sin as in pornography will take your name off the Lamb's Book of Life faster than you can think twice about it. Pornography is divisive, it is an abomination to the Lord and just plain ugliness and evil. " Take every thought captive unto the obedience of Christ" beloved. Make that your spiritual goal if you have an addiction to pornography. Confess your weakness to the Lord Jesus Christ and be healed of your affliction, in Jesus name, amen.
By the way, several years ago, I saw statistics that said over 70% of pastors in the United States use their church office computers to view pornography. This is despicable in the sight of the Lord, disgusting. Satan has deceived even the elect to thinking " wrong is right and right is wrong in this day, another sign of the end times." Isaiah 5:20.
In America right now, the Truth, Jesus Christ has been compromised by the enemie's ( satan's) lies masquerading as Truth for so long now, most people can't tell the difference between Truth and a lie in the Church and outside of the church. (Isaiah 5:20.) We have become a society so deceived by the wickedness of sin that most of the people in America would rather believe in a lie, than to Love the Truth. ( Take Roe vs Wade for example-abortion is really killing unborn defenseless babies, not woman's health decisions. This is just one of the abominations God views deadly in a kingdom/nation. Let it be understood, God will not be mocked. What so ever a man sows, so shall he reap. Galatians 6:7.)
Again, we are seeing the fulfilling of the prophesy of Paul to the Thessalonians in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-13, " This man will come to do the work of satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refused to love and accept the Truth that would save them. So, for this reason, God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies so that all who believe these lies will be condemned who have not believed the Truth, but have delighted in wickedness." This is what the USA supreme court has done to deceive a whole nation, the United States of America, thus the whole world who has looked to the USA to lead the world in making good choices morally and spiritually, has fallen, failed God's graces.
We are faced with a grave decision in America today beloved. I realize many of your are coming here from all over the world. As a Child of the Most High God, I care about all people everywhere as I know you all do too. The most powerful gift of Love Christ has given us is the Power of Prayer. I am begging you, pray for America to return to the Lord. I know in these end time days that the most powerful prayer we can all pray is, " Father, may your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven, in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit, amen."
America will never be the same again, I know that, we are already too far into the end times time table of the Lord . The corruption of America, the stench of lawlessness has already condemn the nation, changed the whole dynamics of direction of it's own leaders. America has become the harlot of Babylon, the most rotten corrupt country in the world because of the United States anti-Christ political correctness and liberal corruption of it's present government. We are under a rule of lawlessness that has made our fathers turn over in their graves.
I am just as guilty as the next person for turning a blind eye when there was more that we could have all done. I am sorry for my own bigotry Lord. Forgive me for not praying more for our nation before it was too late. Forgive me Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. Help me to consecrate my life to doing good from this day forth, to love and pray for my enemies, to pray even for those in our government, even though I disagree with what they represent and say. Help me to pray for the healing of my land, Your Land, America, the United States for Christ's healing presence!
" If My people, who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray. If they will seek my face, confess their sins and repent of their many wicked ways (destroy their idols), then I will hear their cries from Heaven, forgive their many sins and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14.
America is voting on a president on November 8th. There are two distinctly different choices today. One is evil and one is righteous through Christ. Please pray that a landslide of American's will show up to vote according to the Holy Spirit promptings, that everyone who is registered to vote will show up to vote in this extremely critical election for the right candidate of God's will for the nation of USA, to bring the will of God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to pass on earth as it is in Heaven. And may all Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen!
10/18/2016 " How terrible it will be for people who call good things bad and bad things good, who think darkness is light and light is darkness, who think sour is sweet and sweet is sour. How terrible it will be for people who think they are wise and believe they are clever." Isaiah 5:20, 21.
I, Mark Conway, am a born again Believer in Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messhiak, Jesus Messiah. I believe that God so loved me, that He sent His Only Begotten Son to the earth to die for my sins and the sins of the whole world. He suffered and died on a Cross at Calvary. He was buried and His body laid in a grave for three days. On the third day, Jesus Christ rose from the dead. He rose from the dead with a message for the world from the throne of God the Father. That message is found in the bible and shared with the world through the POWER of the Holy Spirit in Spirit and in Truth.
Through the ages since then, that message of Jesus Christ has brought Truth to the whole world who the Creator of the world is and why He created the Heavens and the Earth. Jesus message was summed up in these few words, " For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Begotten Son to the world, that who so ever believes in Him, Jesus, ( and what Jesus taught ) will not perish but have eternal life. " John 3:16 ( italicized my own words)
I find this question coming up more and more where ever I go and even in my own church, " What makes you a Christian?"
This is a good question. Before I answer that question, I have to clarify what Jesus said about MANY who will come in the name of Jesus Christ, saying they are Christians and have prophesied in His name and have done many miracles and wonders in His name, and Jesus will say to them, " I know you not. Depart from me you evildoers. Therefore everyone who listens to my teachings and follows them, is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock." Matthew 7:22, 23, 24.
I am a Christian because I met Jesus Christ at a time when I was literally all by myself. I had drowned, was drifting under water in the Pacific Ocean dead to the world. Jesus spoke to me very personal at a time I did not even believe that He even existed. He told me things about myself that no one else could know, ( these things were from my own thoughts that were long forgotten until this intimate time alone with Christ.) Jesus then asked me if I wanted help. I said yes. When I said yes, immediately, my whole life was changed by His hand. Jesus came into my life in a very real way that only I could experience at that instant. Jesus started out just talking to me, telling me how things really were, and how much He really Loved me. I thought at first, at that moment, Jesus was preparing me to enter Heaven and Jesus was going through an orientation of what I should expect.
But the conversation changed. The Lord gently let me know my time was not up on earth, I had not come yet to leave this world. Jesus had more for me to do...Then He said to me, " Just to let you know, your life no longer belongs to you to do your will, but belongs to Me to do My Will."
( I had never read a bible before in my life at this point. Yes, I went to a very religious church with my parents from the time I was born through my high school years, but I had never come into the knowledge of WHO CHRIST WAS and in my parents religion, no one was allowed to read the bible on their own without a priest present to read it and interpret the Holy Scriptures, ) until that morning when I was buried in the waters of the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach, California. ) I asked Jesus, " why did You save my life from drowning?"
Jesus told me, " I have a purpose for your life and I have not fulfilled it yet." He asked me if I knew The WORD? That was the most important question He asked me that whole morning, " Do you know the Word? " I said, " NO." Jesus then said, " He would send "someone" to teach me the Word."
That afternoon, 6 hours later beloved, after I had returned to my apartment in Fullerton, California, an angel came to my apartment door knocking, unbeknown to me he was an angel as he actually looked exactly like John Lennon, the Beatle and when I answered the door, he said to me, my name is John ( he wasn't John Lennon by the way) and I was in prayer 20 minutes ago when the Father told me to come to you and ask you this question. He then said, point blank, " Do you know the Word?" I said, " NO." He said, " That is what the Father told me you would say. I am here to teach you the Word."
He had a bible under his arm as he entered my apartment. He pointed to my sofa and calmly said to me, I think you should have a seat. Hearing an authority in his voice that sounded more like a police officer, I sat down. John then sat down next to me, turned to the Gospel of John, handed me the bible and told me to read OUT LOUD the first verse of the Gospel of John. After I read out loud the first verse of the Gospel of John, " In the Beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God and the WORD was God...I knew in an instant that I knew who Jesus Christ was. That was when I realized I was instantly changed from the inside out. The seed of Christ Jesus and the Father was immediately planted in me through the power of the Holy Spirit at that very moment, the Word of God was planted in my heart, and I would never be the same again. AMEN!
Now, that was only the beginning of my conversion from death into life. That was in April, 1970. If I had known what I was going to go through back then until today, It would have ALL overwhelmed me beloved. I would have not been able to accept what I was going to endure over the years had I seen my future.
However, when I tried to do my own will along the way after that day, I realized I couldn't do my own will with peace of mind. God hounded me to be obedient to His will, to obey His commands or else... I knew and was reminded my life was not my own to do my own will from the day I was born again to October 18, 2016.
I could not willfully and blindly disappoint my Lord to live for myself instead of Him. That was all there was to it. Did I ever try to do my will? Yes, unknowingly though. Did I ever want to give up doing His will? Yes. But, greater was He who was in me, that he who was in the world. The Holy Spirit is more powerful than the enemy, so knowing that now, God protects those who are His.
Once a person experiences the Heavenly Realms of the Kingdom of God, beloved, nothing even compares to what God has prepared for those who Love Him. It's like the difference between night and Day!
So, " WHAT MAKES ME A CHRISTIAN? WHAT MAKES ME A BELIEVER IN CHRIST?" Jesus. Jesus and only the personal relationship with the Living Christ who died and is now alive in me. That is why I can say, " It is no longer I who lives, but Christ in me." Amen.
If you don't have a real relationship with Jesus Christ right now, and your heart is burning inside you right now to Know Jesus like never before, if this is your spirit's desire, an eternal relationship with this same Jesus Christ, just say out loud right now, " Yes, Jesus!" Come into my life and be the Lord of my life. I lay my poor, blind and naked life before you right now and ask you to take me into your arms and make me a new person, through experiencing your death and resurrection in my life, just as you died and rose from the dead in your life. You are the Resurrection and the Life, come into me through the power of the Holy Spirit and make me a New Creation, alive in You, in your name, the name above all names, Jesus Christ, amen." If you have done this today, you have done the right thing my friend.
Pray now the Lord send someone to you to teach you the Word, just as happened to me. Pray with all your heart beloved, the Lord send the right teacher to you. You need to get the Word into you before the devil tries to steal it from you. Make your will Jesus' will right now and then wait upon the Lord to send that person from the Father that He will send. God has a purpose for you beloved, and it begins today. In the mean time, read some of the previous postings on this website before this. I write a journal of things God has shown me to write for people just like you and like myself. You are in good hands beloved with Christ in you, amen. Put your trust in the Lord God Almighty. Get your hands on a bible so you will be ready to get the Word in you. Amen!
God will show you what you need to know right now. Put your trust in Him and in God the Father and Jesus Christ alone. Begin to pray, to talk to Jesus and the Father as you would to anyone else from here on out. Do so in private, in the closet so to speak, in a place where no one else can hear you for now. This private place is called, " The secret place, the place of the Most High God."
Now, May the Peace and Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, beloved of God, in Jesus name, AMEN!
10/17/2016 " at that time, Jesus said, " I praise you , Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children." Matthew 11:25.
Beloved, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell you when the sky turns dark, a storm is coming! A child can tell you that, and that is what Jesus is saying to us now, TODAY. We must have a trust in the Lord of all Creation, our Heavenly Father as a child would trust their own father, if you want any hope at all!
Jesus Christ is the Lord of Creation you are looking for. You must have, you need a trust in Jesus and the Lord Almighty Father that surpasses anything that "seems logical" to the wise right today to endure to the end. We are in desperate times for desperate people today. Don't kid yourselves any more beloved...we all need Jesus more and more each day! Believe me and the millions of others who have gone from darkness into His Marvelous Light, His Majestic brilliance of Life. We all need more and more of Jesus in our lives to experience the freedom of the Holy Spirit to lead us.
Jesus is the Lord of Lords. Jesus along with our Heavenly Father, hold all the hope for every human being in the world today. There is no other. The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost ( Holy Spirit ) are the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega. Make no mistake, we must trust them now with our whole life or be forever forsaken. Just trusting part time is not going to cut it.
Soon, the bible says people will be crying for the heavens to fall down upon them. The present times will turn into to the most turbulent times ever, according to the bible. The bible says, " These times will be like no other times since the beginning of the world, nor will there ever be such terrible times again like those that are upon us, and if those days were not shortened, NO ONE would survive it." Jesus Christ, Matthew 24:22.
There is a storm on the horizon that is so bad, we should have all seen it coming, and I'm not talking about all the news hype that is fluttering about the world, in the United States right now, although that is part, I say, that is only a PART of what is being shown to let people see that there is a time of Great Tribulation about to take place. What we are seeing in the physical realm is only a shadow of what is happening in the spiritual.
As we enter into a time of Great Darkness, many, many people will begin to cry out for a god they aren't even sure who he is, but it will be a helpless, hopeless cry, the worst of cries one could ever hear. The cry of a helpless, hopeless person is the cry of one who has been separated from all humanity, a railing cry of agony and depredation, " What is happening to my life type cry? All my joy and peace is gone forever? "
There is coming a time very soon beloved, where anyone who does not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Redeemer and Lord, will be wailing in the streets of hopelessness with no one to comfort them. They will sense a loss of everything they have ever worked so hard for, GONE forever, as though a great fire has come and burned, swept all of their possessions to the ground in a heap of ashes. A time when all their savings will have disappeared in a flash, where even the gold and silver they have stashed away for a rainy day will be gone/worthless. A time when a loaf of bread will cost a weeks wages in todays wages. How can that be, you might ask?
Do you not know what is about to take place in the world soon? We have been talking about preparing for such a day as this. I know many of you have been coming here and other end time/latter days websites for some time now. I hope those of you who have, have already prepared for such a time as this. We have been talking about this for over a year now. You should have food, water, medical supplies, child care provisions, shelters/tents and everything one would need to survive a long, hard cold winter.
If you don't have at least several years of food stored up, medical supplies and building materials to repair or replace your home or shelter, if you don't have a water source in place, some resources for your children, grandchildren, pets and animals...it may be too late. I don't mean to scare you. We have been telling people for over a year now to get ready, judgment was coming, things were not going to get better, but worse.
If you feel frightened, it's not because of me. With all this that is said, needing things to survive and all, the MOST IMPORTANT THING is your relationship with Jesus Christ the Lord! Yes, that should have been your number one preparation. If you don't have a personal relationship with Jesus...you talk to Him, He talks back to you, you need one. That is number one. If you have nothing else to help you right now to keep your sanity, you need Jesus as the Lord of your life. That is number one. Tell Jesus you are sorry for being a sinner, lost in your sins. Ask Jesus to come into your life and make you a New Person, from the inside out. If you are not sincere, forget it, it's too late. If you are sincere, if you feel the conviction of your terrible sinful, carnal life of careless living, you are ripe for the harvest. If you are this person, ready for Christ to come into your life, guess what? He is just to forgive you of your sins and bring you into ever lasting life with Him TODAY, RIGHT NOW! Just ask Jesus to come into your life right now and He will! It's that simple. Jesus wants all people to be saved, that's why He suffered and died on the cross, for your sins and the sins of the whole world!
In these last days, as people just like yourselves give their lives to Him, the Word of God says that He will send His angels to us, to help us on our way. You will need to first, be thankful that Jesus cares enough about you to have directed you to this website. Even though this website can help you right now, you will need something more powerful than what you can find here.
You need to pray. Learn to pray by just talking to Jesus as you would talk to me or anyone else. He hears your every thought before you have thought it, so certainly Jesus can hear every word you speak out to Him, He is God! That is what the One True God can do, be everywhere at once...hmm. Bet you didn't know that! Smile.
Anyway, you need to pray beloved. Pray for good Christian fellowship from believers who REALLY know Jesus, who can pray with you, laugh with you and cry with you. You need brothers and sisters in Christ who can help you beloved. They are out there, ready for you. Just pray and Jesus will send someone to you, even today, who can help you. If you have a bible, go to the gospel of John, about 2/3rds of the way through the bible, near the end of the bible rather than the front. John is in the New Testament. You will see in the New Testament, the gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are all good books to read, however, the book of John is the book that will help you best in the beginning of your new life as a believer in Christ, to really...I mean really get to know Jesus, the living Word, known from since the beginning of the world. OK. Begin to pray the Lord send you His angels to protect you and send you True believers in Christ to help you today.
I'll be back later today...the world is about to go into world war 3. So, do not put off any longer the need to get ready for the end of the end times beloved. First thing, get right with Jesus. Second, begin to pray to Jesus, ask Jesus to come into your life like never before. Read what is written in this website in previous days, and in the " Time is Short" page. Read the Gospel of John.
May the Peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua Messhiak be with you always. Mark
10/16/2016 " No one comes to the Father but by Me, through Me." John 14:6
Do you know what Jesus is really like? Have you spent time with Jesus in your closet today where no one else can see you worship or pray before Him? If you have, you were in the realm of the Kingdom of God and probably didn't even know it. You were within the Throne Room of the Most High God! You are a remnant of the chosen beloved!
Most Christians I have met since being saved by Jesus Christ in 1970, have never realized what Jesus meant by His statement, " I AM the Way, to the Father's realm." Most so called Christians have never really died to self to even begin to SEE Jesus as the WAY, or Jesus as the Truth or Jesus the Life. They have resisted the Holy Spirit every step of the Way in the deepest aspects of their lives, because for the love of sin, ( a slave to sin ) the love of pleasures and darkness, or what Jesus has shown in my past life, " Stinking thinking," means more in their lives more than what Jesus has to offer them in Eternal Life.
Many were taught to live a sinful lifestyle by the way their peers or parents life styles were. Did you know that most Christians couldn't tell you half of the Ten Commandments? That has not been a priority for them.
So, If Jesus says, " If you love me, obey my commandments," and you don't know what His commandments are, you haven't gotten to first base loving Jesus, plain and simple.
Becoming a born again Christian is impossible too beloved, without really knowing Jesus Christ. Really. We must be convicted in our heart and mind by the Holy Spirit of any sinful lifestyle, way before you become born again. If you even whence, or cringe at the thought of having to be born again to be saved for the assurance to go to heaven and not hell, you are not going to see heaven unless you have a change of heart soon.
Being Christian takes the power of the Holy Spirit living in you to change our lives and get us going down the right path that leads to the eternal Kingdom of God.
Being "A" Christian is much more than ACTING like a Christian. Acting like a Christian is easy, ( I know, I have been there,) acting like a Christian...that's phony, and God the Holy Spirit sees right through you, He exposes everyone who's bought into acting like a Christian just for the sake of being a social Christian along with all your other so called Christian friends in a phony powerless church that is lukewarm in all it does. That's living a lie if your Christianity is living only on Sunday for Jesus. Come on, you can do better. Let the compromise of sin in your life go!
Being a committed Christian is much more, and the most difficult thing for us to do in this life, especially in our modern world of conveniences and compromises that are so self inducing, to die to self and allow Jesus past the front door of our life. Here is where many Christians have learned to compromise with sin, to live in un-repented sin because it FEELS GOOD. It's very difficult to give up the FEEL GOOD for the TRUTH. The phony Christian has bought the lie, they don't believe they can sin with "grace" in our lives. Well, that's not true. Grace has nothing to do with habitual sin, Grace is another word for Holiness, and Holiness only comes from God in us. God and sin do not mix. If that's you, give up that lie. Get real. Get into your closet with God and come out cleaned by the blood of Jesus. Get real beloved.
God has shown me that most Christians have never allowed Jesus past the mail box to their homes, much less the front door. Here's a test...Do you find yourself complaining much?
Most Christians in this modern world, especially in America only allow Jesus to the screen door of their lives, but never through the threshold of the house of their life because they have not and will not given up sin in their lives. Satan has taught them well through a pastor or false teacher somewhere in their life and the lack of understanding the bible, if they even use the bible in grooming their life for Christ at all. Without a deep understanding of the Word of God, without a steady diet of the Word, the so called Christian becomes weak and falls easily into a life of careless sin and a simple empathetic life style, numb to the sensitivity of the Holy Spirit to change their heart or spirit life. Jesus must live on our life's throne, not self. That's the difference.
For example, the latest statistics show that 68% of Christian men are still frequent pornography viewers. That's just the tip of the ice burg. Our greatest sins as Christians are un-forgiveness of other's sins against us, sins of omission, not sharing the gospel with others. What about addictive drug use for recreation or habitual pain? Love of money, putting lust of power and money on your throne. Jesus said to " Love your enemies, pray for them, even lend to them." Love your parents, honor them. ( Most of the Christian world today doesn't know what honoring your parents even means, and it's not putting them in a retirement home when they get older."
Most Christians in the Western world, especially in the United States are " Lukewarm " Christians at best when it comes to obeying Jesus commands to us. If that's the case, we don't really love Jesus at all. And if sin weighs in more on the throne of our lives, you can forget Eternal Life with Christ in the Kingdom of God. That's a fact. If you find that you complain more than you praise God for everything, you probably don't know Jesus well enough to be walking with Him.
In the modern world, which touches every continent, every nation in the world today, there is an addiction to technological supremacy. Everything from a quiet dishwasher that you can't even hear as it automatically washes away your soiled dishes, to what we watch for entertainment to the car we desire to have or computer that rules our lives. Most people have to have at least a cell phone computer to feel alive today, for example.
Where I live in Alaska, USA, the desire for bigger and better is the god here, even among Christians, the idol of Alaskans...bigger pick up trucks that sound like semi trucks, bigger boats, bigger private planes, bigger houses, bigger and better and newer you name it... everything, stuff! Why? It's all about the satisfaction of the appetite of the flesh, power and supremacy over others around you, success is god to most Christians in Alaska and with it comes the love of money. This is Truth in Alaska, beloved. It sounds unbelievable, but that's what is happening in Alaska. It's sad. It's the love of money, personal success and stuff that is worthless in the Kingdom of God that people in this world love that drives most Christians in Alaska down the road that leads to hell.
The Problem with most Alaskan Christians is, in order to have all the big stuff to impress your friends who already have the big stuff, you have to sell your soul to a job that pays a big salary, which means less time with your family, your wife, your kids and with your Lord Jesus Christ. One will not even see the error in it all, because they don't see the sin of " Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods," which locks into the Christian's heart, even though the Holy Spirit has warned the believer that if they don't guard their heart, they will fall prey to the devil and his plan to destroy their life, the life of their wife and their kids in the process of being "Top Dog" in a dog eat dog world of darkness.
After the sin of satan anchors into their heart, lawlessness grows like gangrene through the heart and blocks out any ray of hope or the light of the Holy Spirit to discern what is wrong and what is right in one's life anymore. And once lawlessness reigns in one's heart, their love grows cold and when that happens, there is not much hope anymore for the soul of that 'ol believer.
The solution to getting out of this darkness? Realizing that you are in darkness. Jesus tells us the Truth every time, If we are with Him, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Truth will tell us, " we are wretched, pitifully miserable, blind and naked- totally dependent upon Jesus for our spiritual wealth, our spiritual righteousness and our spiritual sight to see Christ-our future with Christ forever." Revelation 3:17. Humble yourself in the sight of the LORD.
We must first pray that we become desperate for the "Living Water" of Christ to even begin to know Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life. We are exactly like the Samaritan woman at the well with Jesus when He said, I AM the water that will make you thirst no more. " John 4:14. We must get the Water of life " IN US" before we can experience the power of Christ working in our lives. There is no reality of Christ until He is in you, and that is the Truth, the only Way and the ONLY LIFE in Christ.
WAKE UP PEOPLE! If Christ is not " IN YOU " you do not know Jesus Christ, you are not saved. You do not love God, you just want " Fire insurance" from eternal hell fire that you will inherit anyway without Christ in you. Don't let the devil fool you any more with " I can have all the things of this world and the Kingdom of God too!" No you can't. God says, " NO YOU CAN'T. "
The flesh and the Spirit are exact opposite to each other. You have been tricked, lied to, mesmerized to believing the lie as the Truth, but the difference between the Spirit and the flesh is night and day. Get real! Get Jesus. Ask Jesus for help while there is still time. The hour is late and time is running out. WE ARE AT THE MIDNIGHT HOUR OF OUR LIVES BELOVED. Don't keep fooling yourself if you are surrounded by the things of this world and you don't have the seed of Christ in you.
Lord Jesus, I pray that we would all have the witness of You, the Great I AM in our hearts, reigning on the throne of our life. Help us to admit, we really don't know you. We have not kept you as the Lord of our lives. Help us Lord, to Know you and the power of your might. Help us to let go of our lives and trust you with our lives. Give us that water of Truth that will make us thirst no more, that will satisfy the desires of our heart. Help us to " Taste and See, the LORD is good." Bless us with your Water of Life Dear Jesus, in your name, amen.
10/14/2016 " God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were under the tyranny of the devil because God was with Him." Acts 10:38.
Our calling in Christ is the same. We have been chosen for such a time as these days! Amen! The world is full of gloom and doom, that's about all we hear from the " World media" now days. It's an epidemic that is world wide today, and the world is buying into it, hook, line and sinker as though that is all there is. The power of the enemy is fear. The world says, " FEAR, FEAR, FEAR !"
But our God, our Savior says, " For the Spirit of God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and a sound mind!" 2 Timothy 1:7. This is our calling card from the Holy Spirit. In the End Day Times, Jesus says, " And the Good News about the Kingdom of God will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it, and then the end will come." Matthew 24:14.
Beloved, we are almost there! If we are doing God's will, if we are being obedient to our calling, to the command of Our Lord Jesus, this is what we should be doing right now...preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God as a witness to the nations! If we are not looking forward to preaching the truth, that Jesus IS ruling the Heavens and the Earth already and has been since the beginning of time, we are not being a good witness to the promises of Christ for His followers and for the world at large.
If we don't have an alternative solution for the world, that is for what the world is proclaiming, " One world order, global unity, global economy..." we have fallen short of the glory of God. Man can not fix the world! Never has and never will. Only the creator of the world can fix it! Jesus. Colossians 1:1-28. How so you might ask?
The LORD is always the solution to our brokenness. If we will obey Jesus Christ, die to our own self agenda in this life, take up the Cross of Christ, recognizing that Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Father will come to us in the Spirit of God and plant the Seed of God the Holy Spirit in us, we will then duplicate what God intended for us in this life, to be a light of Christ, not a light for ourselves in this world. People are not impressed with what we can do. When we put Jesus on the throne of our lives, when we begin to live for His will, then God the Holy Spirit will grow in us and provide the light for those around us to see a difference in our lives that they will want, which is as Paul stated so many times, " it is Christ in me, my hope of Glory!" Colossians 1:27
I hope we are hearing the message of the Holy Spirit loud and clear. Jesus has given us all authority to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God to the world-"Jesus is Lord!" Jesus is King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. Jesus has been given all authority to rule over all things and Jesus has in turn said to us, " You now have the authority to go out and announce to the dying, sickly world that I, Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, the Great I AM is the answer for the world today!"
We do have all power and authority through the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ and the Father have put in us. God has put His Seed of God the Holy Spirit in us to make a difference where ever we go. Believe this beloved and go out now and be a witness to all the nations, right in your own back yard to start with, Amen! Out in your streets. In the supermarket, at school, at work, in your church.
We have an important election coming up in America in less than a month. Keep in mind as you pray about who you are voting for, it's not "who" you are voting for but "what" you are voting for beloved. There is a difference of NIGHT and DAY between the two candidates.
The who, will make the RIGHT- "what" happens. What and where are Americans today? What and where will we be tomorrow, a better America or continue going down hill. What do you think will happen in America if Clinton wins? What do you think "could happen" should Trump win?
If Clinton wins, do you think good will come out of her reign? More lies, more debt, more abortion and immorality from the White House? Or, will we become a better nation, religious freedoms increase, border security and revival of God's will, will spread throughout the land? God bless America! God Bless America, in Jesus Name, Amen.
My wife and I will vote for whom God tells us to vote. We are voting for Trump. He is the David that God is sending out to kill the giant. He may not have the best previous record in his past life as a saint, but who has the better record for doing good of the two? That doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out.
The Lord bless you with wisdom and knowledge, in Jesus name to do the right thing where ever you are today, in America, China, Ukraine, Russia, France, England, Mexico...where ever home is for you.
10/13/2016 " Enoch walked with God." Genesis 5:24.
Enoch knew God. He walked with God daily. He talked with God. Enoch had a relationship that was intimate with God, so intimate, "God took Enoch with Him, He was no more." Genesis 5:24.
Enoch had a very close intimate relationship with God. Enoch was so close to God, that God desired Enoch to always be with Him so He had Enoch brought up to Him, never to return back to the earth.
In these last days, we have this same opportunity to have a relationship with God. That relationship can be so intimate with God that God can and does "take us up with Him," in intimate moments that we can share with no one but God. We find this time with God so intimate, God will not allow us to share those intimate times with ANY ONE, except Himself. It requires a total dedication to the Lord, a full commitment of heart and mind without reservation.
This intimate relationship is possible for all of us who come before the mercy seat of our Heavenly Father, desiring a relationship with Jesus Christ, to be in the Holy of Holies with Christ in Heaven. ( See Ephesians 3.)
Walking with God is not so hard, what is hard is denying our self to the point we "CAN" walk with God. I like Oswalt Chambers take on "Walking with God" from yesterdays devotional. Check it out and meditate on what Oswalt Chambers is saying to us to help us to "draw close to the Lord" James 4:8.
As the world is passing away, we see that the treasures of the world are also passing away. Their value is worthless in the Kingdom of God compared to the promises of our Heavenly Father found in Christ Jesus. " We have all things in Christ Jesus!" Amen.
Let us strive to Walk with God each day and keep our focus on the Kingdom of God in us and all around us in the Heavenly Realms we have been called to. We Are Not of This World! I hope you understand what that means beloved.
Strive to walk with God today. I will. Not before Him. Not behind Him...but to walk with Him at the pace He would have us go.
May the Lord touch all those around you with the Light of the Holy Spirit whom dwells in your heart. May we have the mind of Christ as we give Jesus permission to transform our thinking into His in all we say and do today, to His Glory, in Jesus name, Amen. All Glory to God! Hallelujah!
10/12/2016 "And the Good News of the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached to the ends of the earth, the whole world, as a testimony to all the nations...and then the end will come." Matthew 24:14.
Beloved, when the very end comes, those times will be Glorious times! The Gospel of the Kingdom declares who the REAL King of the Heaven's and the earth really is, the CREATOR OF ALL LIFE, the Real Truth shall be declared which the whole world has NEEDED to hear! And then, " EVERY knee will bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord." Jesus Christ IS the King of Glory the whole world needs to hear!
When the end comes, it won't be a human that will save the world from all the turmoil the world experiences, which I might add that the world WILL experience a turmoil like never before. God's word says, that turmoil will be " like a turmoil the world has never seen since the beginning of creation, nor will it ever see any thing like it again, even to the end. And if those days had not been shortened, not even the elect...no one would be saved." Matthew 24:21, 22.
The relief the world will experience is in a final truth, the true revelation of Jesus Christ as the REAL Savior of the world. The Lord Himself will open the eyes of people through out the whole world! His display of being the only True God will melt all false teachings and religions of the world like wax, melted away to expose the Holiest of Holy. We will see Jesus Christ, the Messiah as He really is.
The world will realize the Power of God to save people of every tribe, every nation. Every world religion will seem more like child's play compared to Knowing Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Holiness of The Kingdom of God whom God the Father sent to the World to demonstrate His Love for the entire world. " And then, the Gospel of the Good News of the Kingdom of God will be preached throughout the entire, the whole world beloved... where the East meets the West, where the North meets the South, " Every Knee will bow, seeing with their very eyes the Glory of the Father which is found only in Christ Jesus. Yes, at that moment, we will all be made to see. God will demonstrate such power and Glory to the entire world that even all creation will cry out to the Lord in Joy, " Blessed is the Lamb that was slain! " All the heavens will declare the Glory of the Lord, once and for all to see.
I believe with all my heart, that when the time is right, which is not far off, every heart will come to the realization that Truly, at the Cross at Calvary, Jesus Christ did defeat the works of the devil, once and for all. Everything the devil has done and said will be exposed as the great LIE to the entire world and to those who followed the great liar, the father of lies for all those years.
Jesus message has always been to the world, " I did not come to the world to bring Peace, but a sword to divide the earth. No, I have come to divide people against each other." Luke 12:51,52, Matthew 10:34. " Then, those who endure to the end, will be saved..." Matthew 24:13, " Those who call out upon the name of the Lord will be saved! Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21, Romans 10:13.
We all have that chance to call out upon the Name of the Lord. If you know Jesus already as your Lord and Savior, then you know how important time is right now to pray. Pray the Lord will provide the desire in your life to do what ever it takes to obey Him right now, to spread the Gospel of the Good News where ever you are at that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world. The whole world is dying right now. Dying to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. There is little time left beloved, we are in those Last Days where each day we wake up and find we are still here, that means there is still time to declare Jesus to at least one more person, one more person needing to hear about Jesus Christ as Lord, as King of the one and only Kingdom of God.
We have our work cut out for us today. Be that light in your small corner of the world. Make a difference. Love your enemies. Pray for them to receive Christ as their savior too. The more we preach the Kingdom of God to a dying world, the closer the reality of Jesus Second Coming will be more evident! Just do it!
May the grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and give you Peace, in the name of Jesus Messiah, Amen!
10/11/2016 " In the Last Days, those who endure to the end will be saved." Matthew 24:13.
Those who endure to the end will be saved! To endure to the end...this sounds easy, but, it will be the hardest thing we will ever do in this day and age we are living in beloved. To endure to the end, we must, " desire to obey Christ, to Crucify our selves/ our worldly, fleshly, our God given rights daily...then, take up our cross with Christ and follow Him one day at a time." Then, as Paul says, " It is no longer I who lives, but Christ in me who lives!
As we deny our own RIGHTS to be treated fairly, that's when we will experience the heat getting turned up in our lives. In fact, Jesus says that after we make Him Lord of our life, we are no longer on the throne of our own life, but Jesus is. In other words, " Our life no longer belongs to us to do our will, but we belong now to Jesus, where by we accept His being Lord over our lives and we are to ONLY do His will...plain and simple. Can you do that?
We don't know what it really feels like until the heat gets turned up to the point when the "dross" of sin begins to rise to the top of the pot in our own lives. We might think we are doing good for Jesus until someone or some situation comes along and we are crushed by injustice, or persecution or just plain hatred by others for "Just" being a follower of Christ. In some Christian churches, the minute you leave the church doors, if you even mention the name of Jesus at Breakfast after church, your own church people will look at you as though you are odd. That's a fact. If you bring up anything that resembles "Church talk," talking about relationship with Christ...you might find yourself thrown out of the table conversation. That is personal persecution by your own brothers and sister. It happens all the time! I've been there.
Most of us don't know persecution. Most of us don't know injustice like others have experienced. Both are a very distinct part of our American culture today. Maybe not like persecution in other times and places, but, anytime people deny Christ in their everyday talk, there is persecution of Christians.
The people in Stalin's Russia; women, children, older people as well as the men of the old Russia suffered so at the hands of Stalin's regime. And what about the people in Western Europe under Hitler's dictatorship? I can't imagine what they went through. In both, you did not causually talk about your faith, Jesus or anything godly or you could be arrested and thrown in prison. We've all seen documentaries or photos of the carnage in western Europe...what do we know. Or, the slaves from Africa and how they were treated coming over to the Americas.
No, we don't know just how hard it really is to just stay alive in our faith when the heat gets turned up all around us and we can't find one friend to talk to about even our own struggles with our faith.
Jesus is always there. He says, " I will never leave you nor forsake you." Even in His silence, He is still there. We must continue to live by faith beloved. Jesus never leaves us! That is a promise. We can and must endure to the end. With Christ, all things are possible...but, we must become less, even nothing, and He must become greater in our lives before the light really begins to shine through us. We must be heated up so hot that we become as transparent as crystal glass! Then the light within us will shine out to draw others to our Blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We can always pray, beloved. "Pray in the Spirit in ever opportunity, " Paul tells us. If we pray, things really do change all around us. " Draw close to me and I will draw close to you." James 4:8. That is a promise we know will always be true. That is our Father God's True Heart!
" Well done, good and faithful servant." That is what we all desire to hear from Jesus, our Lord. Endure to the end beloved, endure your hardship to the end.
10/10/2016 " Do not be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both the soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28, Luke 12:4,5. " Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment." Proverbs 9:10.
"Only the fool says in his heart, " There is no God." They are corrupt, their actions are evil, not one of them does good! " Psalms 14:1.
Just how far do the corrupt, the wicked, really think they will get once their body is gone? God hates the wicked with a passion. ( Psalm 11:5 )
You might be saying to yourself, " How can God be this way? I thought He was loving to all? " He is. God is Love. He has poured out His Holy Spirit upon all men, ( Joel 2:28), but not all men/women respond to God's Love. Jesus said, " If you love me, you will obey my commands." John 14:13, 23.
We see in the Holy Scriptures that when people compromise with the devil, the devil being as ferocious as a lion waiting for one to devour, the devil will in one bite, devour that soul with corruption. They are then blinded by the darkness of satan, by the way they think, their character and even the desires of their heart are always tainted with evil and wickedness. This is the curse of sin, Deuteronomy 28:15-68.
Look, "God's desire is that none should perish, but that ALL should have eternal life through Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 3:9. When you look through out the world today, those nations that are perishing are the godless nations who do not recognize The Lord Almighty or Jesus Christ whom God has sent. They are pagan nations. You look around the world and the hopeless are those who live in endless sin, who only know the god of this world and worship only him. It's not that the Holy Spirit only falls on the good, no, in fact Jesus says that God the Father causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. ( Matthew 5:45) God Loves all His creation whether they believe in Him, worship him or not. That's why Jesus says, " Love your enemies and Pray for those who persecute you!" Matthew 5:44.
If we would obey Jesus, loving our enemies and praying for them, we would show Jesus we Love Him. We could help make a difference in the world rather than just talk about it.
"What you do to the least of these, you do unto me!" Matthew 25:40. Jesus, in His darkest moment when facing the Cross at Calvary cried out, " Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!" Luke 23:34.
We are so close to the end brothers and sisters. Very, very difficult times are already upon us. We do not have much time left before it will be too late for the lost. If we don't start loving the lost, and I'm guilty for not loving my enemies too, we will dishonor our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. If we Love Him, we will do as He has commanded us to. If we all do our part, Love our enemies and pray for them, Jesus will come sooner than we expected. And that is good! No one person on earth can save us, no government, no religion, no one except our precious Lord Jesus. He is the only One, the Holy One who has the power. Jesus defeated satan at the cross for those who believe in Him. That is why Jesus came to the earth, " To defeat the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8 )
Those who do not believe will be going to hell! That's most of the world population right now! We have our work cut out for us, one person, one soul at a time.
I promise to do better, in fact, I promise to do the best I can to love my enemies and pray for them with Jesus help, for them to come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father who sent Jesus as the Savior of the world, " For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Son, so that whosoever believes in Him should have everlasting life!" John 3:16. That is a promise from God our Father!
So yes, there is still time for those loved ones of ours who do not know God's Love through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. They are ripe for the harvest. Pray the angels will come to their rescue, in Jesus name, amen. We pray for Godly dreams of Jesus to the lost, Father God, to all unbelievers in the world as a witness of your Love, in Jesus name, amen. Mark