THE END TIME DAYS ARE HERE

​What does the Bible say about the Very Last Days and what we should know about those days?

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

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

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

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

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

So when troubles hit us from the back, from the left and from the right, where should we turn, and whom should we turn to?  Yes,  Jesus Christ.  In Christ, we have the strength we need.  In our weakness we are strong.

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

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

If you are still trying to figure your way out of your problems,  if you feel you need to fix everything, control everything in your life...you are not eating from the tree of LIFE.  Christ is not your supply.  YOU are still on the throne of your life and Christ is no where near the throne.  REPENT of your selfishness, you conceded thinking that you have to fix everything.  Know that without Christ, nothing is possible.  That "unless the Lord does the work in our lives, those who labor, labor in vain." Psalm 127:1.

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

Don't keep trying to fix things or make things turn out the way you want them to.  Put your trust in the Lord God who made you, not in your own understanding.  And He will lift you up, the lifter of our soul, the tree of LIFE, the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is your Great Shepherd who leads you beside still waters to green pastures.  Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord, creator of the heavens and the earth who is the oxygen in the blood that gives us life.  Jesus is our only savior and will always be our only Savior.  Give up your life of trying to always control things and let go of what every knowledge you thought you had to save yourself.  Let go and take the Hand of the Man who stilled the waters and let Him Make Your Path Straight, In Jesus Name!

Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

​Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW AGE ( SATANIC) INFLUENCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

​Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WITCHCRAFT IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH TODAY, 2017

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

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

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

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

​Let's pray... 

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

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

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

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

​Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

​Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

​Mark

05/05/2017-ARE YOU PREPARED TO MEET JESUS TODAY?  I THOUGHT I WAS UNTIL...

​" So you also must be ready, prepared, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him to."  Matthew 24:44.

When I had a heart attack two weeks ago, It came so sudden that, first, I didn't know what was going on.  It was at 1:00 in the morning.  Secondly,  I had no time to plan for the attack.  I was contently sleeping on Easter Sunday morning, thinking, I'm getting up the next morning and doing everything I normally do to get up, get ready for church and...you know, a typical morning. 

​I had days before filled up the feed bins with feed for our farm animals.  I had placed some bales of hay in the barn for the bigger animals.  But, other than that, I was not prepared to be air medi-vac'd out of the area to a distant hospital where I was going to be treated for the next four days for a heart attack.

​So it will be when the Son of Man returns.  We even as Christ followers, will not know exactly when the moment of time will be that Jesus will return, we will know to prepare for His soon return.  Yes, I believe that the church of the bride of Christ is on their toes right now, expecting Jesus Christ to come any day now.  However, the knowledge that Jesus Christ is coming soon is not keeping us from preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ to all we know, ie., relatives, neighbors, people we know at work, school, where we shop, the post office, where ever!  God loves us.  " For God so loved the world..." John 3:16. 

Jesus saved everyone!  Most just don't know that right now, or, worse yet, they don't see the light of Christ,  the need for salvation,  the need to BELIEVE that Jesus is coming any time soon.

​Beloved, the accumulation of, the converging of the end time day events is more evident now than any other time ever before in the history of man and God.  We are so close now in the time line of Jesus return, that with so many of the end time days signs of the bible both Old and New Testament prophesy being fulfilled now and to date, you would have to be either biblically ignorant, (never read the bible) or spiritually blind to not see that Jesus is coming soon.

​When the Old testament prophesies were given to the prophets, they simply wrote down what the Holy Spirit showed them.  They had no idea what they were shown, what the era would even look like with the visions they were shown.  Atomic explosions, skyscrapers in huge modern cities, flying air crafts as long as a football field, moving chunks of metal called cars, TV's and telephones...the old testament prophets had no idea what they were seeing.

​We have time, but not long right now.  We have very precious LITTLE time right now to proclaim the gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ to ALL we encounter.  Stop cherry picking what we think are the easy people.  It's not up to us to decide who and who should not hear the gospel of Jesus Christ!

​And, are you prepared for REALLY HARD TIMES?  I'm talking about when the economic collapse hits?  That's right at the door folks, brothers and sisters.  That is when the greatest revival of all times will hit the world.  We are days away from this marvel of God as a last warning before all hell breaks loose.​  Are you prepared for that in anyway shape or form?  How much food do you have stored right now?  Three days, maybe three weeks in your pantry if that?  The economists, NOT CHRISTIAN, are saying it's going to happen soon for what ever reasons they know, it's too complicated to tell you here now.  IT IS COMING NOW! 

​Here is a video for you to see that has 30 very important things to think about for when the economy collapses in the USA and around the world.  For those who survive, which according to scripture is not very many, you may want to watch this video I have linked to on YouTube, so go there now and watch please, and ask yourself, " Am I going to be part of the remnant to survive for God to use before Jesus comes?"

​A parting thought before I leave today.  Is Jesus your blessed Hope, or your eternal horror, your wrath of God the Father for rejecting Him for all these years, paying no attention at all to as you savored every moment of your life surrounded in the riches of the world and what the world gave you for the short time that you have had to enjoy it?  If you are the looking forward to the blessed hope we have in Jesus Christ, you will see your faith has enabled your reward in Christ.  If you are on the other side of the fence.  You still have time to repent of your sinful lifestyle and come to Jesus.  Tell Jesus you believe that you need Him more now than ever and call out to Him from the bottom of your heart in sorrow for what our sins had to play in the part of His crucifixion on the cross for all of the world's sins.

​Now be thankful that Jesus has always been the solution to our eternal salvation with Him in Heaven with all the Children of God, chosen since the beginning of time.  Thank Jesus that you have been spared from the wrath of God, intended for satan, all the fallen angels, demons and evil spirits to burn in the lake of fire for eternity along with all the people who reject Christ up to the very end of time before Jesus comes for all of His Children.

​Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.

​Mark

05/03/2017-HOW DO I GET FAITH FROM GOD?

" Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ." Romans 10:17.

Ephesians 2:8  also says, " By grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not of your own doing,  Faith is a gift of God."  

Hebrews 11 is the faith chapter of the New Testament.   Get to know it.  In verse 6 of Hebrews 11,  the Word says, "But without faith it is impossible to please God."   God rewards those who believe in Him.  Why?  Because their faith first comes from God.  If you have faith from God,  it is because you responded to God the Father's calling to you to step forward and be counted among those chosen by God.  ( John 15:16.)  

The secret to having God's faith is praying and asking for His grace first to come inside of  you and manifest His faith in you.  God's faith is manifested in us through the Holy Spirit.  " All good things come from above."  James 1:17.  God's faith comes from above to raise us up to Heavenly Father's level of faith through Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit.  Amazing,  Grace...how sweet the sound of heaven calling to us to step out in faith and believe in Christ the Lord.

In Luke 18:7,8...Jesus talks about how we plead day and night to the Father.  Jesus says that in the Last Days, He...Jesus, will be roaming the earth looking for ANYONE with this God powered faith.  

Let us pray for the grace which comes from the throne room to open up to us the doors of heaven, full of God's abundant life found in Jesus Christ, our Lord and redeemer. That faith we need comes from the presence of Christ in our lives, from His own blood flow.  Our submission to His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, operating in our hearts allows God's faith to become our faith in Him and what His Word says that He will do because we are His chosen people, because of Christ in us. We are called now to live in His faith and to do the things Christ has given us authority to do today, " lay hands on the sick and they will be healed, prophesy to the lowly, broken hearted, encourage the meek.  Bring Christ into the lives of others by just being there where you are planted, to be life unto their souls,  and,  Pray.  This is our great commission. Pray, Pray, Pray...according to God's will for everyone everywhere, including our enemies.  Love everyone, including ourselves and our enemies.  And, give thanks in all we experience each day, good and bad.

" Trust in the Lord with your entire heart, lean not to our understanding, acknowledge the Lord in all your plans/ways and HE will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5,6.  God our Father Loves us.  Jesus Loves us.  Holy Spirit loves all of us.  " It is God's will that none should perish, but that all should have eternal life."  1 Timothy 2:3-7, 2  Peter 3:9.   If YOU and I don't tell the world this Good News, the unbelievers this wonderful news of Jesus Christ,  who will?

Jesus Christ, Our All in All...

Blessed be the name of the Lord,

Mark

05/02/2017-ASK YOURSELF, DO I HAVE CHRIST'S FAITH?

​" And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus."  Ephesians 2:6.

Do you believe that Christ is waiting for you right now, today, to enter into the Holy of Holies with Him before your Heavenly Father?  That is exactly what Paul the apostle experienced and tells us that we can and must experience in Ephesians 2:6.  He tells us this is Christ's desire for us today, to enter in with Him into the Heavenly Realms before the throne of our Most High Heavenly Father.

​When we pray, God does not come down to us on the lowly earth.  He calls us up to His Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.  Because of the blood of Christ for us, we are allowed to come into the Heavenly Realms, the Holy of Holies with Christ to bring our prayers and petitions straight to His throne room.  " And it Pleased Him, to save us while we were yet sinners."

​Beloved.  The day of Christ is here.  His power and His Love are flowing over the earth, seeking for those who have a desperate desire to cling to Him or have clung tightly to the hem of His garment already.  Those who recognize the gift of His faith that He has given to us freely, are leaping to grab hold, to let go of the world and grab on desperately to Jesus and not let go no matter what. 

Prayer, Lord fill us with your faith, that precious faith which only comes from you to fortify us in these last days to be obedient to you, to do all that you ask of us to do,  to glorify you until you come.  "Come Lord Jesus, come."

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name...the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours forever and ever, Amen.

​Mark

05/01/2017-WHEN JESUS COMES THE SECOND TIME, WILL HE FIND YOU WITH FAITH?

​" But when the Son of Man returns,  how many will He find on the earth who have faith?"  Luke 18:7, 8.

What kind of faith will Christ be looking for?   Will you have the faith Christ is looking for?  Do you want that kind of faith?  Then get serious.  Do not settle for less that what Yeshuah, Jesus Christ has for you from the Father's Heart.

04/27/2017-WHAT DOES YOUR HEART TRUTHFULLY SEEK

" Do you seek great things for yourself ? "  Jeremiah 45:5.

Is our relationship with God more of a "sugar daddy " relationship, you know, give me what I want now God,  kind of relationship.   Or is your relationship one of, " I just want to be close to you Heavenly Father, as close as you will let me"  without all the asking for things and relief from sorrows or pain or poverty or misfortune.  It's like, " Lord, if you will only do this for me,  then I will do that for you."   Come on, that is non-sense.  God will not be mocked.

​Sound familiar though?  I think we have all been there, done that.  In a growing relationship with the Most High God, we don't always understand why or how we desire a relationship with God, other than we just KNOW we need one. Amen.

​Matthew 6:8 says, " Your Heavenly Father knows what you have need of before you ask Him."  And, Matthew 7:7 says, " Ask and it will be given to you..."

​Asking God for this and that is asking for the things that are here today and gone tomorrow.  Oswalt Chambers in today's My Utmost for His Highest shares about the truth of incidental gifts from God and then the real gift from God, being called to just be a child of God, to be at arms length from His presence 24/7.  We often think like a child, " Well, I want this thing now, or give me your presence now so I can feel your presence all the time, NOW! "  Don't be disappointed beloved,  but Our Lord is not like that.  Everything is in God's own timing, because everything we do or have happen to us effects more than just our outcome...every think about that?  Everything that happens will eventually effect many people other than ourselves, that's how God works...in His timing.  Let us not force our childish will on our Lord and Savior of the world, nor on any other of God's children to go out of God's perfect will.

​Oh my child, one step at a time.  Jesus is the Good Shepherd.  He will lead us into green pastures, along the still waters, and through the valleys of the shadow of death.  Jesus is the one who seats us at the table before Him, His Rod and His Staff comfort us.  Jesus is your all time fulfillment of all you and I need.  He is the one who cleans us up and makes us Holy.  We sin, He cleans us up.  We sin again, Jesus cleans us up again by His word.  And,  Jesus gives us, if we ask Him for the power to stay clean, the Holy Spirit.  But, we need to learn how not to run right back to the mud hole we came from because it felt so comfortable, right after Jesus cleans us up from the last wallowing in filth. 

It's all about Jesus and what He wants for us.  We learn from our past mistakes, and yes, we still continue to learn from past mistakes.  The main thing is to recognize what mistakes we have made and how to avoid going, or should I say, running right back to where we just ran from in the mistakes we came from in the first place.

​Don't get frustrated that you are not where you want to be with our Lord today, where you thought you should be by now.  Remember, " God is patient."  it's not about the place we want to be at with God.  Life today is all about being with God where we are at right now, today, where you are at here and now.  " Be still and know that I Am God."

He Loves us just the way we are, this very instant in time.  That's all that matters right now, even if we have sin still sticking to us that we can't seem to rid ourselves of.  It's Jesus job to cleanse us up, our part is to stand still so He can clean every little area of our lives up.  Our hearts know that.  Only Jesus can cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

Now, once we have been cleansed..." Lord help us not to run right back to the mud wallow, like a pig returns to his mud wallow after being cleaned."  2 Peter 2:22.  The Holy Spirit is our safe guard, who warns us continually, " Guard your heart !"  "Don't go there, go this way, etc."  the Holy Spirit is our safe guard against living in habitual sin again,  and again, amen.

​May the Peace and Joy of the Lord Jesus Christ fill your hearts.  Blessings in Heavenly Realms through Christ Jesus.

​Mark

04/26/2017-WHATEVER YOUR HAND FINDS TO DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT

" Whatever your hand finds to do,  do it with all your might."  Ecclesiastes 9:10.

​When  someone is relying on me to do a good job and do it right, I know that by my good training and experience that I possess, I must do the best job right now, the first time. 

If I don't have the skills, then I need to find someone with experience and skills to get the job done right, the first time.  That's all there is to it.  Nothing else will do.

​In the spiritual sense, we have the same choices.  When we hear God speaking to us through the Holy Spirit to do something, God will never ask us to do something that can't be done, either by Him and His power, or by the authority that He has already given us to get the job done right the first time.  There are no "slackers" in God's Army.  We are all called to be warriors in the Kingdom of God.  We have Christ in us, who strengthens us and we have the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. The question is, are we a sincere servant of the Most High God or are we a bench warmer who sits around and does nothing about doing nothing.  The choice is always ours. We need to be excited about doing what God calls us to do when He calls us and be excited to just be concentrating on Him, to have our eyes always looking to Him for what ever!

​"Trust in the Lord with ALL of your heart, and lean not to your own understanding.  Acknowledge the Lord in all we do and HE will direct our path."  Prov. 3:5,6. 

Two things God asks us to do here.  One, Trust Him.  Two, lean not to our own understanding, and Three, Acknowledge the Lord in all that we do, and He will direct our path.  Our Lord wants a partnership.  He asks us to be a participant, what ever the need.​ 

Sometimes, Father God wants us to pray.  Draw closer to Him.  Watch Him.  Be silent.  Wait.  These are all things we can and must do to be intimate with our ALL Loving Lord, our All Loving Father, our blessed Lord Jesus Christ and our ever present in time of need Holy Spirit.

​Thank you Lord for Loving and caring for us so.  Thank you for caring about every detail of our lives.  We Love you Lord and we lift our voices to you, to worship you, Oh My Lord.

​Thank you Jesus for your overflowing of Love that sets our feet to dancing, puts a song of your Love in our hearts and makes us,  MAKES US JOYFUL in the Lord.  Keep us Holy and Pure, in Jesus name Father, by your graces and mercies, to give you glory, amen!

​Mark

​​P.S.  On Easter Sunday I had a heart attack at 1 AM.  I was air transported from our little town, village of Soldotna, AK to Anchorage, where I had two surgeries to determine what they could do to help my heart.  I have two blocked arteries to the heart.  One is 100% blocked, the other is 95% blocked.  No stents were able to help the blockages.

​I will be going back into surgery in a few weeks for open heart surgery.  Please pray for the surgeons and for my quick recovery so I can get back on the horse that bucked me off and continue to do the Lord's work until Jesus comes soon and very soon.  Love you all, thanks for coming by.  I hope to keep you up on what's happening in our neck of the woods.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

​The Peace of Christ be with you today.

Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A VISION OF THE GREAT FALLING AWAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings in Heavenly Realms through Christ Jesus today!

​Mark

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

" 11)  And many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.  12)  Because of the increase of wickedness,  the love of most will grow cold, 13)  but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved."  Matthew 24:11-13.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

​Mark


04/05/2017-COME TO ME AND DRINK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

​Mark

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be blessed with Christ Jesus today in Heavenly Realms.

​Mark

04/01/2017-WHERE DO YOUR THOUGHTS ORIGINATE

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

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

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

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

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

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

​Mark

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

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

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

​Mark

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

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

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

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

We can do NOTHING APART FROM CHRIST, "NOTHING! "  We should be joined at the hip with Christ from here on out, for the rest of our days on earth, in our spiritual walk with Jesus every day.   Are you that committed to Jesus today?  Jesus said,"  I AM the ONLY Way.  I AM the ONLY GATE that leads to eternal life."  NOW, " if " you are COMMITTED, "IF" you are desperate to fully have Jesus in your life, Proclaim the Good News to the entire world OUT LOUD,  what Jesus Christ means to you and means to others who don't know or have Him yet.

​Jesus has given us ALL Authority to do what He has done,  and even greater things.  Luke 10:19, Matthew 28:18.  "  And these  signs will follow those who believe.  In my name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues,  they will take up serpents and if they drink anything deadly,  it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick,  and they will be healed."  Mark 16:17, 18. " And these signs will FOLLOW THEM."  Are these signs following you?  Who is holding back?  God or you?  Jesus said," You will do what I have done and even Greater things...IF you believe in ME." 

So, who is holding back?  Ask Jesus today,  " am I the one holding back from being connected to your vine?  Am I a branch of the hand of the Most High God?  Lord, am I desperate for you?  I need your Amazing Grace Lord.​  Here is an example of what happened to men who were simply unconnected from the vine of Christ:

In the book of ACTS 19:15, "the evil spirit answered the sons of Sceva, (a Jewish chief priest) who were casting out spirits, " Jesus I know, and Paul I know about,  but who are you?" " Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them ( the sons of Sceva) all and beat the snot out of them as they ran out of the house naked and bleeding."  Acts 19:15,16.

​Beloved in Christ,  our most important task as born again Christians, Christ Believers, begins when we are obedient to Jesus Christ.  "Apart from me " YOU CAN DO NOTHING.

​When we make the choice to die to self, really DIE,  we give up our life's God given RIGHTS for Jesus Love,  then nothing can block our vision,  our view of where Jesus Christ is at any given moment is by our side.  We are always at His side by our choice.

​Today, make the choice if you haven't already, less of me (die to self) and more of Jesus, no ALL of Jesus.  I must decrease,  Jesus must increase to over flowing.

Blessings today in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus,

​Mark

03/28/2017-COME UP HERE AND I WILL SHOW YOU THINGS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE

"Then as I looked,,  I saw a door standing open in heaven,  and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast.  The voice said, " Come up here and I will show you what must happen after this. "  Revelation 4:1.

God has so much to show us about ourselves and " The Days " we are in right now.  God shows us these things through God the Holy Spirit and through His Word, the Holy Scriptures.  The Holy Spirit and THE WORD of God ALWAYS agree with each other.  Read My Utmost for yesterday link and meditate on what God is saying to us. 

​Yesterday I shared a personal testimony given to me to show the importance of recognizing your true enemy the devil, Satan and Lucifer.  Knowing that the days we are in Biblically and spiritually, being that of the very last days.  We should know also that, "Satan knows his time is short, "  (Revelation 12:12.) which means the powers of darkness are working overtime to bring about as much destruction in the world as they can possibly muster up.

We also know that even though evil abounds on the earth  ( We see it in all the world's current events from global weather events, Wars and rumors of wars, in the world wide spread of epidemic proportion of sexual immorality, famine and pestilences, abortion killings of tens of millions of unborn human beings world wide.  And, what about the ghastly decline of Godly worship of the One and Only True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.  Christian church membership is declining OFF THE CHARTS!  But,  Grace is abounding all the more.  That is where Jesus comes in and we are all called to take up our cross and do our part in bringing about the promise of Christ to come a second time for His Bride,  His faithful church and take God's children with Him to Heaven, the Kingdom of God forever.  That's our hearts focus, not for just us but for as many of the people in the world as God desires to know Him.  It is God's will that none should perish, but that all should be saved for eternal life.  We are called to the Last Battle.  A battle on our knees and  fighting with Christ's authority from the Cross of Calvary and God's Love to equip us into Victory Eternal,  Amen.

One big problem right now.  The Church of Christ that was set up to train up and raise up Christian Warriors,  most don't want Jesus to come any time soon.  They want to enjoy a prosperous life here on earth with all the worldly things they can get their hands on.  They have forgotten their first love,  Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.

Now, unrepented sins of the world are blanketing the earth with a darkness never before experienced.  Besides the obvious sins, ie, murder,  stealing and destroying,  the cover of evil spirits and demons on the earth right now is so wide spread, roaming the earth and the upper heavens in the trillions to battle God's people and God's angels coming down to earth to fight for us.

Just this evening, I was outside and the Lord said to me,  "Look up into the skies Mark."  I looked up and could see a patch of brilliant blue sky just straight above me through the creamy puffs of clouds blanketing the sky all around us.  Then I heard the Lord say," Look closer at the deep blue portion of the sky."  I looked very close at the deep blue, and then I saw an incredible sight.  I saw a swarm of billions of white orbs, which seemed to be in the billions in number, swarming like bees just buzzing in circles as though waiting for orders to swarm down on someone  with their toxic evil arrows/darts to attack one of us.

​Many people might think this is crazy talk, but it's not.  Apostle Paul talks about needing the shield of faith to ward off, extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.  Ephesians 6:16.  Beloved, Spiritual Warfare is seriously REAL, no mistaking.  We are all called to participate as Warriors of the Most High God.  This is one area the church has really gotten wrong in the recent past.   More on Spiritual warfare coming tomorrow...Knowing your enemies, curses and hidden sources of Trouble in the Christian's life.  Mostly ignorance of the Word and how to be mature Christians using Christ's Authority.  See you later.

​Blessings today in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus

​Mark

03/27/2017-WHERE EVIL ABOUNDS, GRACE ABOUNDS EVEN MORE

" God's law was given so that all people could see how sinful they really were.  But as people sinned more and more,  God's wonderful grace became more abundant."  Romans 5:20

" When I was the age of 15,  a classmate and friend of mine,  I will call him Steven,  we discovered the Ouija board.  It was a pretty common game found in the game section of the toy section in department stores everywhere.  Steven had gotten the Ouija board for Christmas from his parents as a game.

Yes, check it out, in the United States, you will still find the Ouija board at the eye level of kids in the game section of most department stores, right next to UNO and Monopoly.  Ouija board is a popular game recommended for kids 9 and older, especially around Christmas time.

​The Ouija board game seems harmless in and of it's self,  however, the board game is just ONE gate, one doorway that leads innocent people into the realm of darkness, into an evil spiritual realm never meant for God's children to see or experience the power of the Dark Side.  Very Satanic- A "Familiar" spirit talks with you and a partner.  It takes two to play Ouija.  You use a board that has the alphabet and numbers on it.  Using a demonic instrument that you hold together that has a pointer on it,  you ask the spirit of "Ouija" questions and the instrument the two people are holding onto the board on it's own, moves around the board spelling out answers to your questions.

​About that same time in my life, I also discovered  Astrology, horoscope readings.  It was also another harmless thing many young and old people alike enjoyed reading daily,  found in ALL of the daily local news papers.  It was easy to figure out,  everyone is born a specific date, month,  so you calculate your date of birth on the Zodiac chart to find out what "Sign" you are and read your "Horoscope" prediction for that specific day.  You could determine what was going to happen to you in that day from as early as 6 or 7 AM.  I became addicted to reading my horoscope every morning to determine what my "future" was going to be for that day before anything happened.  Your horoscope would tell you what your day that day was going to be like, a good day or a bad day, and what to expect to happen that specific day. 

I believed in Astrology so faithfully, if my horoscope said I was going to have a bad day, all day long I looked for THINGS TO GO BAD, and guess what, they did go bad.  Now you can say, oh that's basic psychology.  Your subconscious mind  determines your physical outcome.  That's a lie.  A spirit of darkness is allowed by you to determine your physical out come by the way it controls  you and your thinking.  Very Satanic, a powerful gate to experience a force of darkness Children of God should never be exposed to.  I can tell you that even today,  this is a force of darkness that people in the church today are addicted to, that keeps them in bondage to satan's darkest powers in their lives without them even knowing it.

​TAROT CARD READINGS-  ( Pronounced Tarrow )  A little later on in my young life,  I had a Tarot card reading.  This is much darker and more sinister in design.  The Ouija board and Astrology are just beginning steps to wet your appetite for experiencing more of the intense powers of darkness.  The Tarot card readings bring on far more powerful predictions of love and death in ones life.  Very, very dark.  At this point in my young life, I felt the power of darkness leading me into all sorts of evil situations, i.e., drug encounters and alcohol addictions, frequent sexual encounters with older women and witches, at just a young teen age.  I had no idea what or where my life was going by the age of 18, except that it was thrilling,  fun and pleasurable...just what I wanted in my life,  fun and pleasure.  But, these things got old and less enjoyable.  I wanted something more and out of the "Normal box."  More powerful drugs,  more encounters with the powers of darkness and the immoral sexual encounters that came with that life style.  This all seemed right,  I wasn't hurting anyone, so what's wrong with what I'm doing with my life I thought. 

I got a job in a head shop where drug paraphernalia and Satanic paraphernalia was sold.  I began to learn the art of reading Tarot cards.  People ,  mostly women, would come into the store for tarot card readings from me in exchange for drugs, money or sexual favors, whatever I wanted.  This power of darkness made me feel powerful and more important in my life than ever before.  What is scary,  is how GOOD IT made me feel about myself and what I was doing in my life and where I was going with my life.  It seemed like I was being promoted to much greater opportunities if I stuck on that path.  Tarot Cards-VERY,VERY Satanic.  YOUbecome the messenger of evil familiar spirits to others, much like a séance, with a clairvoyant or a psychic or fortuneteller.

​OK,  enough.  You get the picture.  This path of darkness, I believe,  started way long ago when I was a young child and then escalated into real darkness by my choice at the age of 9 with the Ouija board gate, or door into the realm of darkness.  This path of darkness eventually takes you right to the steps  of an alter of a high priest or priestess of Satan, Lucifer himself.  But, even then,  the blood of Jesus is victorious over Lucifer.  Jesus  defeated Satan at the Cross by the blood of Jesus Christ once and for all.

​So what do we do about all this stuff?  What about decrees and oaths verbal and/or written to Satan, Lucifer or the devil?  Are people stuck with their bad choices to follow the devil to hell forever?  These are great questions.  Some Christians will say yes,  you have crossed over the Unforgiven blasphemous line.

​Only Jesus Christ can judge us Beloved in Christ. I can say this, I know for sure from what Jesus says here, " Her many sins have been forgiven,  for she has loved me much,  but to whom little is forgiven, He loves little."  Luke 7:47.

​​" For in Him all things were created  things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or Powers or rulers or authorities,  all things have been created through him and for him....and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven,  by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies of God,  SEPARATED FROM GOD BY YOUR EVIL THOUGHTS AND ACTI0NS.  But now,  He has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in His sight,  without blemish and free from accusation. "  Colossians 1:15 thru 22.  Continued later...

Blessings today in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus our Lord.

​Mark


03/25/2017-BE CAREFUL OF IDOLS

" Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God...Dear Children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts, anything else is an IDOL ." 1 John 5: 1-21. Please prayerfully read this scripture in full for now, from verse 1 thru 21. 

​Over the past 47 years ( I was 19 ) since Jesus Christ saved me from drowning in the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach, California in a surfing accident that  I should have died in,  (  see my testimony beginning on 3/11 of this page by scrolling down) one thing has become crystal clear.  Guard your heart.  " Above all else,  guard your heart,  for everything you do flows from it."  Proverbs 4:23 NIV,   "Guard your heart above all else for it determines the course of your life."  Proverbs 4:23. NLT, "Keep your heart with all vigilance,  for from it flow the springs of life." NASB  There are a number of other translations that also make things very interesting.

​All of these translations really drive home the importantance of guarding our heart, as from our heart comes the source of life itself, where, the temple of God is located in our new covenant with Christ, in our Heart.  Paul, the Apostle said, " Christ in us, is our Hope of glory. "  Colossians 1:27.  Praise God for His Love endures forever.  Amen 

​The most important weapon of God that God has given the Church, the Bride of Christ, is faith in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to protect us.  The biggest question that the church is not answering today is WHO IS THE ENEMY of the Bride of Christ,  the Church? 

The church has been preaching as a whole for years now, a Grace prosperity, neglecting to address who and what are the weapons formed against the Bride of Christ,  the Church.   Beloved in Christ, there is an enemy of the Kingdom  of God still lurking around out there, waiting for someone to devour.  1 Peter describes such a powerful spirit being as the devil, " Stay alert!  Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.  He prowls around like a roaring lion,  looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8.  " How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning."  Isaiah 14:12-17.  " Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat."  Luke 22:31-32a.

​Let's look from Genesis to Revelation.  There is more talk about the devil, Satan, Lucifer than you can imagine.  From the very first stories of the Bible,  right after creation, the fall of man to Revelation where just before Christ returns, Satan and all his evil cohorts know their time is short. "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens and ye that dwell in them.  Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea!  For the devil is come down out of heaven unto you,  having great wrath,  because he knoweth that he hath but a short time left.

​The followers of Christ know there is little time left.  We are going to begin to unmask how the devil is using the ignorance of the church to even assist in the slaying of the souls of the young people, children and even most adults into the hands of Satan, allowing them to be lured into the dark abys of hell away from Christ our Lord by the tactics Satan has worked up in the world to steal, kill and destroy as many souls as he is allowed to before Jesus comes again.  Go ahead of me and read ahead,  2 Thessalonians 2nd chapter and we will discuss starting there tomorrow.  Also, look at Ephesians chapter 6. verses 10 thru 18.

​Blessings always in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus.

Mark

03/24/2017- THE LORD RESISTS THE PROUD BUT DRAWS CLOSE TO THE BROKEN HEARTED

"Unless one gives up their life freely to the Lord,  they can not be a follower of Christ."  Matthew 10:34

One of the hardest lessons in my life was this lesson in Matthew 10:34.  There is something about our old nature that is dispicable to Holiness.  Paul calls pride  in one's self as a dung heap.  I get it.  I hope you do too.

​There is one thing in this world we need to understand if we want to be serious about being a bride of Christ,  and that is we must die to our self.  We MUST decrease and He MUST increase.  AMEN !

03/22/2017-CHRIST IS SUPREME OVER ALL CREATION

" Jesus Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.  He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation."  Colossians 1:15

Most of my youth and the early years of my adulthood,  I had imagined that Jesus Christ was really a special human being whom God created who would influence mankind and history like Moses, Abraham or Noah did.  I simply thought that Jesus was a human character with a godly nature. 

But,  that ALL changed the day I met Jesus Christ for the very first time.  I realized for the first time that Jesus Christ was God,  God the Son,  and that He is, as Paul shares with us, " the visible image of the unseen God. "  Colossians 1:15.

​Brothers and sisters in Christ...today I woke up with this one message for us all, including for myself:  Read Colossians 1.  Yes!  Pray that God the Holy Spirit,  bless us with the graces of God the Father to understand how deep the truth of Colossians is for the equipping of the saints here on earth right now for what is about to sweep over the world. 

I'm not sure what specific event will surprise  us?  I just know in my spirit to prepare for what is coming soon and VERY SOON.  We are ALL going to be called to share what we know about Jesus the Messiah, the Christ to a multitude of non believers who will experience within themselves a very "Helpless" spirit, because of the event that is coming VERY SOON that will shake the whole world.  I know that this event will be God caused, not man caused, so man will be unable to change the course of the events to change the world as we know it.  With our own experience with Christ as Savior and Lord, we will be called to share with these others WHO Christ is and WHY KNOWING HIM is so vitally important for all of us right now!  PLEASE  Read  Colossians 1.  Blessings always in Christ Jesus, in Heavenly Realms.

​Mark


​​03/21/2017-GOD TELLS ABRAHAM ALL

" Shall  I hide from Abraham what I am doing?"  Genesis 18:17.

The Word of God and the Spirit of God holds back nothing from those who diligently seek Him!  AMEN! 

" If God is for us,  who greater than THE GREAT I AM, Our Heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit can ever be against us?  So why wouldn't God eventually tell us everything we need to know? ( Romans 8:31.) 

IF we commit our lives fully to Christ,  we will experience what Paul the Apostle described as Christ's " All in All.   2 Peter 1:3 also says, " By His divine power,  God has given us everything we need for living a godly life in Christ Jesus.  We have received all this by coming to Him and coming to know Him,  the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence."  NLT

Oh, Beloved of God, be patient with God.  God reveals these things to us one thing at a time.  Here is a nugget of gold for you TODAY, though..." Eye has not seen,  nor has the ear heard, or the mind even yet conceived of the things that God has planned and prepared...for those who love Him.  But, it was to us that God revealed these things to us by His Spirit.  For His Spirit searches out all things,  even the deep things of God,  God's deepest secrets, ( ​but hides them from the spirit of this world. )

​No one can know a person's thoughts except that person's own spirit,  and no one can know God's thoughts except God's own Spirit.  What we have received from God now,  is not the spirit of this world,  but the Spirit who is from God,  ( the Holy Spirit ) so that we may " understand "  and know the wonderful things God has freely given us."  1 Corinthians 2:9 thru 12. (NIV and NLT translations)  Italicized mine.

Before you read today's journal, I have to apologize for the silence on our website these past four days.   I know how important God's will is for all of us,  when we hear the Lord tell us to put aside our daily things and to put  our focus on Him and the one thing He wants us to put our full focus on right now, we must be obedient.

​A week ago,  I was asked to give a talk at a retreat called, " WALK TO EMMAUS."  Maybe some of you have been on such a walk?  If you haven't,  I would highly recommend that you do.  There are 15 very important and enlightening talks motivated by the Holy Spirit to equip you for the mission, the purpose of Christ in your life and what to do next in your service to Christ and your fellow man. 

The Walk is packed with not only the valuable teaching talks about Grace,  Obstacles of Grace,  Christian Action,  What is the Body of Christ and the purpose of the Body of Christ today,  you are put up for three nights in a lodge or motel/hotel,  fed the finest meals, your spirit is filled with praise and worship of God, participation in discussions after each talk and new friendships with new godly people you had never known before that will grow and last probably for the rest of your life time here on earth.  Again, I recommend you contact  Walk To Emmaus website and find out when the next " walk " near you will be and get signed up!  If you can't afford the $100.00 dollars or so,  they have scholarships available for you.  Go for it, the choice is yours.

​This morning,  Jesus said to me, " Be sure to tell them about Ephesians 6:10 thru 18." 

One of the first things you will come to realize that you absolutely need right away as a new Warrior for Christ  is the full armour of God to protect you from the tricks and schemes  of the devil and his evil spirits.  Without the full armour of God, you are defenseless and a sitting duck for attacks left and right from the enemy of all of God's children, the devil- satan and his evil cohorts.  Before you can become an effective tool in the tool belt of Christ,  knowledge and authority must be given to you by Christ Himself.  So for now,  go to that quiet place where you can be alone with the Spirit of Christ and listen for His instructions. 

First meditate on His Word.  Read Psalm 23 for starters.  Then Romans 8 and if you are not hearing from the Lord by then, go on to Ephesians 6:10 thru 18.  You should be hearing something by then from the Holy Spirit if you are diligently seeking Him with your focus on Jesus and no other distractions.  ( Distractions are satan's greatest weapons against us.  He sends out his team of evil spirits to distract us away from where our focus should be,  which is on Jesus.)  Your battles will be at first fought more by the Lord and His angels through your prayer requests made known in the Spirit,  bible reading ( a One Year Bible  is good if you don't know what to read yet.) 

Before ever starting to read your Bible,  always pray,  asking the Author of the Holy Scriptures to give you the grace and understanding of what God the Holy Spirit intended as the meaning of the Bible verses you are about to read.  If you have never read the bible before, or find yourself feeling sleepy when you begin to read the verses or you are easily distracted from the verses, simple read the words OUT LOUD.  This is a huge help in growing in the Word and in Christ Jesus.

I learned that the Book of John is extremely powerful in getting to know Jesus,  who He is, what He wants you to know about Himself and how He can transform our lives through the Holy Spirit living in us.  It's all in the Book of John in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.  The second Bible study I would recommend is the letters from John in the back of the Holy Bible, just before the Book of Revelation.  After you have read the letters from John, guess what?  The Holy Spirit will tell you what to read next!  ( Isn't it nice to know that it is God's will that you should hear His voice!)  Hebrews 3:15 ( As just one example that comes to mind.)

Eventually, when God is ready and you are ready,  when you get use to hearing and obeying the Holy Spirit, then God will equip you with all you will need by the authority of Jesus Christ,  counting on you to fight the battles with the demons and evil spirits who have been assigned to destroy you by the devil with what is called in Ephesians 6 as Spiritual warfare.  Don't worry,  God will never give you more of a battle than you can handle.  If our Trust is in God,  who can change everything in an instant,  you have NOTHING to worry about.

​Word for the day for us:  " Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness,  and all these things shall be added unto you."  Matthew 6:33.

​Blessings to you today in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus.  Peace be unto you beloved< IN Jesus name.

​Mark

03/16/2017-THINGS WILL SEEM IN CHAOS IN THE LAST DAYS

" Perilous Times," Apostle Paul tells disciple Timothy in 2 Timothy 3: 1-5., " There will be strange signs in the sun, the moon and the stars....On the earth, nations will be in anguish and  perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.  People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth,  for the powers in the heavens will be shaken." Jesus said- Luke 21:25, 26.  "Many will be deceived on the earth," ( more than not!)  Also Jesus warning to all-Matthew 24:4,5.  and finally for today, "because those will be days of distress unequalled from the beginning, when God created the world until now-and never to be equaled again."   Jesus again warns us of what will happen in the last days in Mark 13:19.

Beloved...We are living in very perilous times to say the least,  ALL OVER THE WORLD.  Do not be deceived by the tricks and wiles of the devil to keep us unaware of what is really going on, especially globally, ie., the pole shifting,   The planet Nibiru's close proximity to the earth and what that is causing to happen to the earth as it passes between the earth and the sun, blocking the sun from the earth!  Look up into the skies beloved.  Look at what we are seeing all over the world.  Man created Chem trails in the sky from jet airplanes to block our seeing what is really happening in the heavens near large population areas.  Go to YouTube and see what scientists and concerned Christian leaders and people like you and I are saying about this huge cover up of what is really going on in the sky world wide from the world populations.  " Look up, for your Redemption draws closer." Jesus-Luke 21:28.  Beloved,  draw closer to Jesus than ever before.  If you don't know Jesus,  ask Jesus into your heart today. 

If you know someone who doesn't know Jesus, don't waste time telling them about Jesus.  People are going to hell all around us without warning soon and,  VERY SOON because they don't know Jesus and He doesn't know them.  Jesus said- 7:21-23.

​Come Lord Jesus Come.  " Soon and very Soon...we are going to see the King ! "

​Mark

03/14/2017-HE DELIVERS ME FROM ALL MY FEARS

" I prayed to the Lord,  and He answered me.  He freed me from all my fears. "  Psalm 34:4.

I am continuing to share the testimony of when I came to know Jesus when I drowned back in 1970.  The testimony began on 3/11, just scroll down a few days for the very beginning of my testimony.  Thank you, enjoy.

As soon as I recovered from the nausea, from vomiting up what seemed like buckets of salt water,  I heard this kind gentle voice call me by name ( from just above my head) as though He knew me.  He said, " Mark, I have been watching you with great interest." (Psalm 37:23.)  " I have known you since before you were in your mothers womb."  Jeremiah 1:5.  " I have watched how your life has developed.  Now, I have great and wonderful news for you.  You are destined to do great and wonderful things."  (  John 14:12.) 

​I started to look above me to see who was talking to me, when without a word,  a firm hand gently stopped my head  from seeing who He was.  He held my head still and pointed down away from Him toward the water below me.  I did notice that I was just on top of the water from my waist up, kneeling on something very firm under the water.  The other thing that was amazing was the water appeared to be liquid silver, like liquid mercury.  There was also a very bright nearly blinding light reflection in the water,  as though the sun were just above me.  I was no longer freezing cold, but felt quite warm and comfortable in the water.

​By the way,  at this time in my young life,  I had no relationship with Jesus Christ what so ever.  Oh, I knew about Jesus Christ, "Christmas Story" and " Easter " but I did not know Christ as in a relationship with Him.  Believe it or not, as of this day in 1970 when I drowned I had never even opened a bible or looked at a bible verse that I knew of.   I knew more at that time about my horoscope and about astrology, I knew more about transcendental meditation and Hindu beliefs than the bible.   I was quite ignorant after hearing what this voice was telling me who He was.  I assumed it was a god, but had no idea who it was...So I said, very nonchalantly, " Who are you?" 

After a short pause,  with the sound of a sonic boom that vibrated ever bone in my body, He said, " J E S U S."  At the very instant that I heard the name "Jesus" a Joyful sensation shot through my whole being like an electrical shock...and, I suddenly heard the sound of voices echoing all around me, the voices of a thousand voices singing in perfect harmony.  There were no musical instruments, just the perfect harmony of a choir a thousand or more voices.  I then realized these were angels who were surrounding Jesus above me, worshiping Jesus in heavenly harmony.

​I was so caught up by the sounds of perfect pitch and harmony of the choir, I had no idea of who or what they were who were singing at the time.  The sound was so "Healing and soothing," I will never forget the sound...it was " Out of this world."

I then said to Jesus with the excitement of a child, " I always thought you were real.​"  " Why did you save me though," I asked in the curiosity of  a child.   Jesus said in a matter of factly manner, " Because I have a purpose for your life and you have not fulfilled it yet."  " But one thing you must realize right now,  your life no longer belongs to you,  but you belong to me to do my will instead.  Do you understand?"

​So I said, " Does that mean you want me to go out into the world now and tell them all about you?"  I heard Jesus laugh out loud a joyful laugh.  He then said, " What will you tell them about me?"  I thought for a second before answering," I don't know what I will tell them," I said.  "You have spoken the truth for the first time in your life."  Jesus then said," If you want to get to know me, GET TO KNOW MY WORD."  "Get to know your Word," I said?  What do you mean by, "Your Word Jesus?"

​Jesus then said," Don't worry,  I will send someone to teach you."  At that, I could sense that my experience with Jesus Christ,  the Son of God, was coming to a close for now.  As soon as I thought this thought,  Jesus then said to me, "  I have to go for now,  but,  I will always be with you Mark."

I will continue the testimony another day. Keep looking for the "rest of the story."

​Mark

03/13/2017-GOD TAKES DELIGHT IN EVERY DETAIL OF OUR LIVES

" The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord.  He takes delight in every detail of their lives."  Psalm 37:23.

God takes delight in every detail of our lives.  This is just one of the mysteries of the greatness of our God!   How can God our Father,  God the Son, Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit be so in love with us that they never stop thinking about us and how we are doing,  even in the smallest,  most minute details of our lives?  He causes the sun to shine on the just and the unjust,  the good and the evil.  God really sees us through the blood of Jesus,  His eternal love and mercy,  found only in Jesus Christ,  the Son of God, Savior of the world.

I've been sharing the past few days ( scroll down to 3-11 where I first started )  a testimony of just how personal God can be in our lives if we will just stop and listen to Him.  Contrary to what most people DO NOT BELIEVE GOD WILL DO, talking to people is on the top of their list of things God DOES NOT DO!  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  That is just what the devil would have us to believe,  that God will not talk to us.

​Of course God talks to us;  every day God talks to us if we will just slow down and listen to Him.  Our Heavenly Father talks to us through nature.  He talks to us in His Word,  the bible.  God talks to us through others.  He talks to us through love.  Through hate.  God talks to us through our emotions sometimes.  But,  I like it most when I hear His still small voice.  Like that morning when I drowned in the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach, California in 1970.

As I shared below on March 11 and 12,  I  had tried to stay afloat as long as I could, but the hypothermia from the over exposure of the cold water and cramps in my legs and arms were too overwhelming for me.  I simply felt like I had rolled over and gone to sleep as I sank beneath the chilly Huntington Beach ocean waters.

​In the time that I was under the water,  I do know that the realm I was conscience in was timeless.  Many things happened and much was said, but time was never a factor.  As I had mentioned before, I slowly drifted through thick layers of colors of the rainbow.  Each layer of color being so peaceful and rich, very rich colors; how they stood out to me and the texture of each color as though the colors themselves were alive.

​As I passed through the last layer of color, a bright white layer of light shown through.  The light was as bright as the sun.   The light was so bright,  I had to closed my eyes.  Just after I closed my eyes,  I heard a distinct kind gentle voice through my ears say," MARK,  would you like some help.? "  I still felt as though I was asleep and as though I was in a dream.  Sometimes the communication seemed like it was more through mental spirit talking than actual words, but then again, at other times the words were coming from audio sounds, so the distinction was the same either way.   There was open talk, but definitely, there was a two way communication.  The voice that spoke to me which said, " Mark would you like some help,"  was definitely  audible and in English and outside my being.  I replied, " YESSSSSS,  but then something hit me as hard as a bowling ball in middle of the stomach at the same instance as I answered YESSSSS, to this kind gentle voice calling me by name.  The blow was deep into my belly,  as though to break loose something deep within me.

​I didn't realize what was going on at the time,  but I do remember becoming deathly sick to my stomach after the blow to my mid section.  I immediately began to feel very nauseated and proceeded to throw up the contents in my stomach.  I'm sorry if this sounds gross, but this is what happened with me while I was still under the water at this time and in an unconscious state of mind.

​( See the latest update on 3/14/17,  for the rest of the story )

​May our Lord Jesus be a blessing to you always,

​Mark

03/12/2017-MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW CHOSEN

" Many are called,  but few answer,  and even fewer are chosen."  Matthew 22:14.

Yesterday, I was sharing about how I had drowned while trying to teach myself how to body surf in extremely cold water in Southern California.  I had gone into very cold water in just cut off jean shorts when I should have had a wet suit on.  What happened next was what lead me to meet Jesus in the middle of no where.

​Somehow,  I had gotten myself caught up in what is called a cross current.  I had never heard of or was warned about the different currents in the Pacific ocean there at Huntington Beach, California.  I was right next to the pier when I got caught in this powerful current running out from the beach to the middle of the ocean.  It was like a swift running river going away from the beach.

I found myself trying to swim against the current back toward the beach to no avail.  Exhausting myself trying to get back to shore was very scary, especially after I got a very painful cramp in my right leg muscle.  I tried with all my might to swim out of the current, but could just not get out of it.  Then, suddenly, my left leg muscle  cramped up.  Now both legs were paralyzed and in-useful for swimming.  The pain was excruciating!  I was very humbled,  to say the least...

​I was very exhausted from all the swimming and from the very cold water ( 54 degrees ) that I didn't realize I was drifting into a very deep hypothermia consciousness.   My teeth were chattering and I was feeling very tired.  I had no idea what was taking place in my body,  I had never even heard of hypothermia before.  I just wanted to give up, I was reathing in the most terrible pain in both legs and now,  also in both of my arm muscles.

​This was my first realization in a long, long time of the TRUTH.  No matter how hard I tried, I COULD NOT SAVE MYSELF from drowning.  I was a great swimmer, loved to swim all my known life.  However, now the very thing I loved and knew best, swimming, that skill could not save me from the very reality that I was stuck in now,  namely the combination of cold and water against the core of my body dropping in temperature rapidly.   To add insult to injury,  I was also caught up in a dense fog on the water where I was located at the time.  No one could see me or where I was at, not even Rick who had been watching me from his car.

​Fast forwarding,  I struggle for as long as I could using the "dead man's float" technique to just stay afloat.  By laying back in the water with your arms out and slowly paddling your feet like walking up stairs,  you can stay afloat for a long time...if you are not in extreme pain cramping up.  With the pain of muscle cramps all over my body, it was hard not to focus on anything but the pain.

​I had my head tipped back, the proper technique for dead man's float to help keep my body fairly flat on top of the water.  I was slowly falling in and out of consciousness.  Somehow, it was as though an angel kept waking me up.  "Pray, pray, " I sensed this pleading in my mind.  I could not remember how to pray to God though.  Deep inside of me there was like a little man crying out for help to be let out.  Suddenly a small wave broke over me about the time I was taking in a deep breath.  I remember at that same moment, at the split  second I breathed in the water,  that little man deep within me crying out, " Oh my God, I am heartly sorry."  The next moment that I recall,  I was in a peaceful sleep,  a deep sleep like I had not experienced in so long.

​As I was sleeping, I was laying down with my eyes open observing what was all around me.  I was sure that I was in a room filled with a thick colored light, the color of pastel yellow.  It was beautiful and peaceful.  I had this feeling of just drifting through this room or layer of light as though I was a leaf floating to the bottom of a beautiful peaceful pond.  Then gently, the yellow color was slowly replaced with the pastel color of pink, a beautiful, peaceful pink.  As I drifted through this layer of beautiful bright pink,  the layer changed slowly from pink to purple,  and then from purple to baby blue, then red.  Eventually I passed through every color of the rainbow.  Beautiful bright and peaceful colors of the rainbow in a silent atmosphere of no sound,  complete pure silence.

​I'll finish later the story of how I met Jesus at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.   Mark

03/11//2017- " I WILL DRAW ALL MEN TO ME..."

Jesus said," Now Judgment is upon this world,  now the prince, ruler of this world, satan, will be cast out.  And I, when I am lifted up from the earth,  I will draw everyone to myself.  Jesus said this to show how he was going to die."    John 12: 31-33.

No other man in ALL of the history of the world, nor in any history of ANY religious origin,  has ever made such a dramatic claim, other than Jesus Christ, to be the Son of God,  sent to the sinfully, doomed to eternal death people of the earth to be their Savior and Redeemer.

No other person, for that matter,  has claimed to be the Savior of the world, other than Jesus Christ,  sent by God the Father of Heavenly Lights,  the One and Only God Almighty.

​No other man ever died to fulfill the prophesy of all the prophets of Old,  except Jesus Christ, and Jesus fulfilled those prophesies to the "T",  for the sin of the whole world on a tree/cross, to appease God's wrath for sin in man.    So,  what should we say of Christ?  Is He whom He says He is, the Son of God,  the Savior of ALL men if He is lifted up?

​When Jesus Christ made the statement that If He were lifted up from the earth,  HE would draw all men to Himself,  this was His shout to the world to listen to Him!  To believe in Him unto salvation and ever lasting life in heaven for eternity

​I don't need to convince you of who Jesus Christ is.  I just know that Jesus  personally convinced me that He was God and that is what it took for me to turn from a dark sinful life style to walk freely in the liberty of Christ as my Savior, Redeemer and Lord.

*** I remember the day I met Jesus, as though it were just yesterday.  The year was 1970.  I had just turned 19 years old.  I really had no idea who Jesus was when I first met Him,  but I suspected that He was a God for sure.  I was not saved at the time and my eyes had been covered by scales living in the deepest darkness of SIN.  I had been living in such darkness of sin in drugs, sexual permissiveness and satanic worship at the time I met Jesus, that I wasn't sure which God that He represented.  I just knew that the man I had just met was way more powerful than the "spirit being" I was following at the time.  Yes,  my mind had become seared from the light of truth in the darkness of my own dark world,  which was a process that took place over a long period of time.  All I knew was that I was far from God,  I did not know right from wrong in most of the things I knew and practiced at that time.  Even death didn't scare me back then,  at least I pretended it didn't.

​The circumstance that lead me to meet Christ was bazar, but it was totally in God's control.  I do know that I had a praying Grandmother whom I had recently stayed with for a short while, my Grandmother Collins.  Later, she told me that she had been praying for me every day, ever since I had left staying with her.  She knew I was in trouble.  Funny how grandmothers can tell those things.

​In my circumstances,  to make it short,  I had just drowned in the Pacific Ocean while trying to learn how to body surf by myself.  I was at Huntington Beach, California on a foggy, chilly Saturday morning in early April, 1970.   The water was 54 degrees fahrenheit,  the waves were big and I had gone to the beach early in the morning with a friend who was going to teach me how to body surf.  Neither of us were in a wet suit, but in cut off jeans.  We really had no business being in the cold water that morning without a wet suit,  but at a party the night before, my friend had said he would show me how to body surf.  So,  we were there.  

My friend's name was Rick.  We had just waded out to where we could just touch the sandy bottom with our toes, up to our necks in the cold water. Rick had just shown me how to catch a wave body surfing, and had just left me in the water up to my neck to go warm up in his car.  I was cold too, with no shirt on, just cut offs, but I was determined to body surf that morning if it killed me.  That was a huge mistake on my part.

​I need to go right now, but I will return later tonight to finish my testimony.  You can come back later tonight or tomorrow any time to read what happened next.  The Lord's blessing be with you.

​" Many are called, but few are chosen..."  Matthew 22:14, " For those who are forgiven little, little is expected,  but for those who are forgiven more, much is expected." Luke 7:47.

03/10/2017-THE CALLED OF GOD

" And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love God and are CALLED according to His purpose for them.  For God knew His people in advance,  and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers."  Romans 8:28, 29.

God did not CALL us to be saved.  That is NOT what the Word of God says.   Salvation is granted to all who believe and call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, yes!  But, to become one with Christ, as Paul tells us in Romans 8:29, " to become like His Son," there is a calling.  The calling is...as Saint Paul tell us, " to have been crucified with Christ !"  Galatians 2:20.  That sounds pretty easy, but it's not.  It requires us to die to our own self, which in other words means, die to our ability to want to and to actually harbor the desires to sin in our lives.  WOW!  Admit it!  Sin is pleasurable to our old "SINFUL" nature.

​I like how Oswalt Chambers puts it in His March 8th devotional ,  "Being born again by the Spirit of God means that we must first be willing to let go before we can grasp something else.  The first thing we must surrender is all of our pretense or deceit.  What our Lord wants us to present to Him is not our goodness,  honesty,  or our efforts to do better,  but Real solid sin!"

Give it up.  Lets us diligently give up our rights to sin for the glory of God.  The right to sin for the Righteousness of Christ.  Once we have FINALLY done what the Holy Spirit has asked us to do,  the Holy Spirit will have all sorts of opportunities for us,  right where we are at.

​Have you ever heard of Smith Wigglesworth?  Now here is a believer like you and I who took his calling seriously.  Read a short clip about some of the miracles God called Smith to be a part of here.

​God has big plans for those whom He has called.  Shake off the chains and the net the devil has thrown over you to keep you stifled.  Break away from the power of evil and grab the power of the Holy Spirit , who can change the way you think and produce in you Holiness and the power of Love from the Father to do good in this world for his glory.

Living in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus today.

​Mark

03/08/2017-WHO CAN KNOW THE GLORY OF GOD

" No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him,  and I will raise them up at the last day."  John 6:44.  " You did not choose me,  but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you."  John 15:16

The Gory of God  is found in your relationship in and with Jesus Christ...do you really know Jesus Christ?  Today could be the day to find out...guess we will have to wait and see.  Grace.  Pray for grace to know Jesus TODAY from the Father, in Jesus name, just as Jesus tells us in this last verse, John 15:16.

​Many say they know Jesus but don't. ( Matthew 7:23,  Luke 13:27. )  Only God the Father can reveal Jesus to you, in the spirit.  From then on, you will know Jesus and He will make Himself known to you forever.

​Blessings in Christ the King.

​Mark

03/07/2017-IF GOD IS HOLY, WHAT ARE WE WITHOUT HIM...UNHOLY?

This is a very good question.  Yesterday we talked about God's command for us to be holy as He is Holy from Leviticus 11:44. 

The question remains: How can we be Holy as God is Holy.  Peter really describes this transformation to us in 1 Peter, chapter one.  Have any of us any idea of the grandeur of scope of the Holiness of God or has anyone ever experienced God's presence in the fullness of His Holiness?  Peter has.

I can not fathom even for a second the power or the fullness of God's own Holiness, except to imagine that in His Holiness,   must exist more powerful than the brilliance of our own sun, which we know is so hot that it could vaporize the earth in a second should we move next to it.  Yet,  according to Peter, in 1 Peter 1:16,  this is exactly what Our Lord Jesus Christ desires of us NOW, to draw so close to the Father,  through Christ today. 

If you have never thought about how much our Heavenly Father desires us to be next to Him before,  to be Holy as He is Holy,  you might want to read entirely 1 Peter One all over again a couple of more times.  Please keep in mind, Peter was much like you and I.  He was a simple fisherman when he met Jesus for the first time.  Peter was not a scholar nor a philosopher, so he did not debate what he saw,  what he heard, and what he personally felt when he first met Jesus.  When Jesus invited Peter to go for a walk with him up to Mt. Hermon, (Mountain of Transfiguration, Matthew 17:1, ) not only did Peter see Jesus in His fullness of being God at that time,  but Peter for the first time realized just who and how Powerful Jesus Christ really was.  

Put yourself in Peter's place for a moment on Mt. Hermon with Jesus.  There near the top of the mountain after a long hard climb, (over 9,000 ft.,) suddenly,  just like that, Peter watches as Jesus transformed into the Son of God.  Jesus' face turned as bright as the sun, ( you can't look/stare at his face) his clothes also becomes as bright as light, ( light as bright as the sun) and Jesus begins to talk to Moses and Elijah. 

Then,  as you are standing there with your buddies,  James and John,  as if you have not seen enough,  a bright brilliant cloud instantly appears over and all around you ( blinding your vision) and a loud voice from within the cloud says to everyone there, " This is my Son,  whom I love;  with him I am well pleased.  Listen to him. ( Matthew 17: 2-5.)

​I pray that God the Holy Spirit will give you this same vision of our Lord Jesus Christ as Peter, James and John had with Jesus, as in Matthew 17.  Paul the apostle had a similar vision, ( Acts 9:1-19)  and Paul said he was the least of the apostles.  I believe that if we intently, with all of our heart, are desperate for a revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,  read 1 Peter One,  that the Holy Spirit will transform our thinking for just a moment in eternity to see the Brilliance of Our Lord Jesus Christ and that He really is, God the Son,  Jesus Christ will change our way of thinking,  as Peter tells us,  through the Spirit of Christ,  in 1 Peter 1:11.

​The process of being Holy as God is Holy, is no secret.  We have all heard that "for what is impossible with man,  is possible with God."  Luke 18:27.  In order for us to become Holy as God is Holy requires a dying to self.  That is extremely impossible for us to do by ourselves.  If we have the right desire from the Father, which comes to us from the Holy Spirit,  we can die to our selfish life.  Only the Father can give us this desire.  Ask Him.  He's your Father also.  Believe and you shall receive.  Go for it!  May the Lord fill you with the Holy Spirit and thereby make you Holy as He is Holy, in Jesus name, amen.

​Living in Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus today,

​Mark

03/06/2017-  BE HOLY AS I AM HOLY,  CONSECRATE YOURSELVES AND BE HOLY

" I am the LORD your God,  consecrate yourselves and be holy,  because I am holy."  Leviticus  11:44​.    " This means therefore,  that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new creation,  a new person.  The old life is gone;  a new life has begun ! "  2 Corinthians 5:17.

Today,  I have a word of knowledge from the Father's Heart,  through the Holy Spirit for all of us..." I AM the spring of streams of living waters.  Anyone who is thirsty, come and drink from me,  and I will fill you to over flowing."

​Imagine yourself being an empty bucket and suddenly an invisible spring began to gush water from the bottom of your bucket to overflowing in a matter of seconds.  That's how it is with God's Love,  once you have experienced it,  " it's as fresh as spring,  you want to sing,  you want to pass it on !" *  Really!  The first time I experienced Jesus in my life,  I felt refreshed instantly!  I wanted to sing, I wanted to shout to the highest mountain top...I wanted to pass it on.   That's  what JESUS CHRIST DID TO ME. ( * From the song, " Pass it on.")

​I know this is God's nature,  to fill us with His Love to over flowing.  I know that many of you know what I am talking about,  because you have had this experience also.  With this experience, like the Samaritan woman at the well with Jesus,  (John 4:9) Jesus becomes a sturdy anchor in our heart and mind that can not be shaken.  So many people in Christ's church today have forgotten this experience from early in their Christian walk,  while the others in Christ's church today have not yet had this experience with JESUS that will carry them through any storm , any trial in this world today that they would encounter. 

​Pray today that Jesus would refresh your spirit with His Spirit,  with the Spirit of Christ,  so that you will be refreshed with the Holy Spirit in you,  that SOLID ANCHOR of Faith,  Christ in you,  your hope of Glory that you can always count on no matter what comes at you each day before Jesus comes again.  (  Soon and very soon...)

Living in Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

​Mark

03/05/2017-ARE YOU POSITIVELY SURE YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN?

" God's promise of entering his place of rest still stands,  so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to get there.  For this Good News-that God has prepared a place of rest-has been announced to us just as it was to them.  But it did them no good because they didn't believe what God told them.  For only we who believe can enter his place of rest."  Hebrews 4:1-3.


03/04/2017-PREACH THE WORD OF THIS KINGDOM OF GOD IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON

"  As you go,  announce to them, ( whom ever you meet ) that the Kingdom of heaven is near, ( right at the door )."  Matthew 10:7

Now more than ever,  as we see time running out,  we should be praying,  " Lord, bring people to me whom you have hand picked just for me to share the WORD of the Good News of the Kingdom of God, so that I might be used to preach the WORD of The Kingdom of Heaven to them and bring Jesus into their lives."  "LORD, heaven and earth may pass away,  but your Word remains forever."  All Glory to you Father, in Jesus name.

​Living in Heavenly Realms today...

​Mark

03/03/2017-FOLLOW THE NARROW MORE DIFFICULT PATH THAT LEADS TO ETERNAL LIFE

" Seek his will in all you do,  and he will direct your paths."   " O my people,  trust in him at all times.  Pour out your heart to him,  for God is our refuge."  "The Lord says,  " I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you.  Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control."

" Many sorrows come to the wicked, but  unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord."  " You will hear a voice say, "  This is the way;  turn around and walk here."  " The Lord will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy, too."  " You will be like a well-watered garden,  like an ever-flowing spring."

" If you don't go with us personally,  don't let us move a step from this place.  If you don't go with us,  how will anyone ever know that your people and I have found favor with you?"  " How else will they know we are special and distinct from all other people on the earth?"

Prov. 3:5, 6.  Ps. 62:8.  Ps.  32:8, 9, 10. Isa. 30:21.  Isa. 58: 11.  Exod. 33: 15, 16.

03/02/2017- SHOUT TO THE LORD, ALL THE EARTH

"Shout to the Lord,  all the earth;  break out in praise and sing for joy !"  Psalm 98:4-9.

Yes, the Joy of the Lord is our strength.  Nehemiah 8:10.  As a follower of the Messiah,  the Lord Jesus Christ, I  find, like most of us, that the trials and tribulations we experience today are nothing compared to the riches and glory that we will experience in Christ Jesus our Lord throughout eternity!  This is great Joy !  I say again,  this is the  Great Joy of the Lord !  So,  the Joy of the Lord  IS  our strength !

​Today, I am thinking about how the Lord is preparing His Bride/His children for that Great and Terrible Day of the Lord,  the second coming of Jesus Christ.  This morning, I heard the Holy Spirit say, "read 2 Peter."  It only took a few minutes to read, I have linked the reading if you care to read it. 

There is more in those three short chapters about the END TIME DAYS than one can chew in a day, but there is everything we should know for the days we are in  RIGHT NOW!  Make no mistake Beloved in Christ,  we are in very turbulent days RIGHT NOW in the spirit realm and in the seen world around us.  If we are following the Holy Spirit right now,  our path in life should be quite narrow and very difficult to follow as well. 

Those who are living ungodly lives in the world, ( That's routine unrepentant sinful living )  will tell you everything in their lives is great, couldn't be better for them.  Don't be deceived by their lies.  People who are living ungodly lives are going down the wide and easy path that leads to HELL.  When satan has trained people to head in the direction he wants them to, he doesn't need to lead them much anymore, as they enjoy their easy, pleasurable, selfish and prideful  coasting down hill to eventually the pit of hell.

Daily, unless we are dependent upon Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to provide us with the daily grace to continue down the narrow path leading to eternal life in heaven,  it's too easy to be compromised by our enemy, the devil.  The cloud of evil spirits roaming the earth who are too numerous to count, are working against God's people making life more and more difficult each and every day while living in this present world.  If we are not feeding our spirit with the word daily, living godly lives, fellowshiping with other Christians and doing good things, satan can make life easy for us thereby derailing us from the narrow path that leads to heaven, straight into sinful living and eventually our sinful lives detour us on our way to hell instead.

What do we as Christians do in the mean time?  In 2 Peter 3:9 thru 14,  Peter hears the Lord saying," The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise,  as some understand slowness.  Instead He is patient with YOU and ME,  not wanting anyone to perish,  but everyone to come to repentance.  10)  But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The heavens will disappear with a roar,  the  elements will be destroyed by fire,  and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.  11)  Since everything will be destroyed in this way,  what kind of people ought you and I to be?  We ought to live holy and godly lives   12)  as we look forward to the day of the Lord and speed it's coming.  That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire,  and the elements will melt in the heat.  13)  But keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth,  where righteousness dwells.  14)   So then,  dear friends,  since you and I are looking forward to this,  make every effort to be found spotless,  blameless and at peace with Him. " ​   The Lord is telling us to speed up the coming of the day of the Lord...we must BE PRAYING FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD TO SPEED UP.  This is God's will for us who are in Christ Jesus,  pray for time to speed up, in Jesus name.  We have the authority and the power to speed the days up and should make every effort to do so from this day forward if we are BEING OBEDIENT TO God's will.

​So,  that is what Our Lord Jesus expects of us until He comes.  It won't be long,  Soon and very soon.

​" COME Lord Jesus come...in your name we pray.

​Mark

02/28/2017-TODAY IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE, TOMORROW NEVER COMES...

" Let us go ( now ) into the presence of God,  with true hearts full trusting Him.  For our evil consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean,  and our bodies have been washed with pure water.  We can boldly enter heaven's Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus."  Ephesians 5:2.,  Hebrews 10:22, 19.

"Today, If you hear His voice, harden not your heart."  Hebrews 3: 7, 15.   Beloved, knowing Jesus Christ intimately,  hearing his voice daily will become routine if you are serious about seeking the Kingdom of God.  "Not everyone will enter the Kingdom of God."  ( Matthew 7:21 )  This may sound startling,  but unless one is truly seeking the Kingdom of God with all their heart, ( God knows each of our hearts,  He knows every thought ( Psalm 139:2) before we even think It, ) the narrow road that leads to the Kingdom of God is impossible to achieve. 

Jesus is the narrow gate that leads us to the Kingdom of Heaven.  If Jesus is our Savior and Lord and we live like it,  you will hear the voice of the Lord.  " Speak Lord,  for your servant hears your voice."  1 Samuel 3:10. 

02/27/2017-WHO WILL NOT BE IN HEAVEN

​" Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."   1 Corinthians 6:9, 10.   " I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.  He who overcomes will inherit these things and I will be his God and he will be My son.  But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral  persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, thier part WILL BE in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone,  which is the second death. "  Revelation 21:6,7, 8.

Our ONLY SALVATION from this terrible destiny because of our sins is through the blood and the cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ that you and your house hold will be saved !  There is no escape from the fires of hell except through the Love and Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Repent from your sinful life style and be washed in the blood of Jesus Christ who loves you and died for you unto salvation.  Give thanks to Our Heavenly Father and to our Lord Jesus Christ.  Draw close to Him now by reading the Word of God.  Read the gospel of John, first chapter.  Ask Jesus into your life today.  He will come to live and dwell with you forever.  This is His promise to you.  Amen.

​Mark

02/26/2017-WHAT WILL HEAVEN BE LIKE

" Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,  for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared.  And the sea was gone.  And I saw the holy city,  the new Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven like a beautiful bride prepared for her husband.  I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying,  "Look,  the home of God is NOW among His people!  God Himself will be with them. "  He will wipe every tear from their eyes and remove all of their sorrows,  and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.  For the old world and its evils are gone forever."  Revelation 21: 1-4. 

Please go to your bible  now or if you don't have a bible, take this link to bible hubwhere you can read Revelation 21 in it's entirety.  This is a key scripture reading about what heaven will be like.  Then read Revelation 22 for more of what heaven will be like.

​The Lord bless you today with visions of Heaven,  just as John was given back when the Holy Spirit gave John this vision we are reading today in Revelation 21 and 22.

The Lord Jesus Christ be with you and bless you with His presence and healing.

​Mark

02/24/2017-HOW DO YOU KNOW WE ARE NEAR TO THE END

" But you, brothers and sisters in Christ,  are not in darkness so that this day, ( of the Lord's return, the last day of this present earth ) should surprise you like a thief.  You are all children of the light and children of the day.  We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.  So then,  let us not be like others,  who are asleep,  but let us be awake and sober...For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ,  not to pour out His wrath upon us."  1  Thessalonians 5:6-9.

The Good News of the  Kingdom of God is Jesus Christ!  Jesus made it very clear to us that " No one will know the hour or the day of His return, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,  but only the Father.  BUT, we do see that those whom God has revealed even his deepest secrets, God has put them on watch ( 1 Thessalonians 5:6) to know that the time is near so that the children of God will not be surprised as the people of the world will be when Jesus returns to the earth in His second coming.

​A few days ago,  we talked about how a LOT OF PEOPLE who profess to be Christians are going to be very disappointed when Jesus returns,  like the five virgins in the parable of the ten virgins,  Matthew 25:1-13.  They simply did not live a holy life as Christ desired them to,  to be diligently waiting for him in prayer and anxious anticipation.  As Peter tells us in 1 Peter 4:7, " When the end of all things is near,  therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray."

​Dearly beloved in Christ,  this is the time to " Set your minds on the things above, not on earthly things."  Colossians 3:2.  God is pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh right now,  today, all over the world!  Praise His Holy name. Joel 2:28.  If your heart is not focused on the things of heaven right now, I question that you are in right standing with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  If you are anxiously waiting for Christ, you are right where God wants you to be.  Now we must pray for those around us to also receive this wonderful expectation of Christ return soon and very soon.

02/22/2017-TRUTH IS, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE

" Eye has not seen,  ear has not heard, nor has the mind perceived of what God has planned for those who love Him."  1 Corinthians 2:9.

Beloved of God...If you only knew what great things God has prepared for those who Love Him, in Eternal Life in Heaven and right now in this life on earth for those who believe in and love Jesus Christ.  

Paul goes on to say in 1 Corinthians 2:10, " But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit.  For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets."  God will not withhold any of His secrets from you.  That is what the WORD says here.  Isn't our God an AWESOME God!

The Word of God is FULL of life such as in 1 Corinthians 2:9, 10.  There is no end to the things that God has planned for those who love Him.  In Romans 8:28, Paul talks about how " all things are working into Good for those who love God and are live according to His plans/will.  God's will should always be our will.  "Let thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven."  Matthew 6:10.  

If we are living for God's will every day, " All things will work to good,"  the good and the bad.  That is a promise from our Lord.  Things that seem to be going bad...will work for good, if we will just be patient and let God be God and let the Lord do things His way in His own time.

The End Times are an awesome time to be here on earth.  We are seeing things done now that have never been done before because it was not " It's Time."

Gory to God in the Highest.  Praise the Lord for all things.  " Let everything that breathes praise the Lord." Psalm 150.

​Mark

02/21/2017-IN THE END ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN?

"Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction,  and many enter throught it." Jesus Christ- Matthew 7:13.

Have you ever heard the statement, only a remnant will be saved?  When I was a senior in my last year of high school, my pastor was teaching the high school Sunday school class and shared this scripture with us from Matthew 7:13 and 14.  Let me share the whole scriptures Jesus refered to:  " Enter through the broad gate...and many will enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life,  and only a few ever find it."  ONLY A FEW WILL EVEN FIND THE WAY !  That just didn't seem right to me back then.  ( Later in life, I asked the Lord how many a few were.  I heard Him say, " Not many."  This brakes the Lord's heart to tell me that..

Our high school class back in 1969 consisted of 8 students.  Our pastor, after reading the scripture from Matthew 7:13 and 14 then told us to look around the table we were all sitting at.  He said, " Not all of you will go to Heaven according to what Jesus tells us in this scripture.  Then He asked us, " In this group of eight, how many in our group would you consider to be many?  And,  how many would you consider to be a only a few?  It was quiet for a moment.

Then we spoke up, " maybe many would mean most of us in the group." and, " a few in the group of eight might be 2 or 3 people?"  " Pretty close to what Jesus was saying," our pastor said.  Then he said, " how many of you would be willing to give up everything,  even your own life to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven?"  We all thought for a while before answering.

I thought, " this is a very hard question!"  The answer would be very difficult,  me being only 18 years old, I wanted to have fun in life first before really thinking about the answer to that tough question.

Now, 48 years later, I do have the answer to that question.  In fact, this question that my pastor asked me in my Senior year in High School stuck in the front of my brain for over a year.  I saw two young men my own age pass away within a year of hearing this teaching from our pastor.  One that passed away, I knew very well.  He was also sitting in that class with me when the pastor told us this teaching.  I often wondered if he made it into heaven.  He died of a drug over dose.

Have you noticed that at nearly every funeral service you go to,  the pastor or speaker seems to always talk about the deceased as though they went to heaven?  But, here in Matthew 7:13, 14, Jesus says a completely different thing.  I saw some statistics in the book, "Heaven," by Randy Alcorn on how many people surveyed though they were going to heaven when they died.  Alcorn says from the survey,  on p.23 in the Heaven book, that  those surveyed said: for every American going to hell, 120 said they are going to heaven.  WOW, How far from the truth are we?  Only God really knows,  but wide is the road and easy is the way that leads to destruction and many will choose the easy wide road.

I'm not all gloom and doom about who is going to heaven and who is going to hell.   But, If I am going to be one of the " FEW" to find the narrow gate to Heaven, I am and must be diligent every day about my search to be on the narrow path that leads to eternal life in Heaven.  As we find the narrow path and travel it,  many of you know that it is very hard to stay on it.  It takes much prayer for others, personal suffering and sacrifice to know that one is on the right path.  I Hope and Pray that my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord and the promises I know from the Word of God that tell me I'm a son of the Most High God in Christ Jesus, that I have a place in Heaven for all eternity with Christ!  Do you know if you are getting into heaven ?  I hope so.

Beloved, this is a serious subject that we should all know the answer to.  Heaven or hell?  No one knows the hour or the day when we will be collected by God for our eternal destiny.  I am a Bride of Christ.  I believe in all humility,  that Christ died on the cross for my sins and the sins of the whole world.  I am a child of the Most High God.  Are you too?

If you aren't sure you are going to Heaven,  there is a way to make sure you are.  His name is Jesus.  Jesus Christ,  the Son of God, the Savior of the world.  The bible tells us how much God loves us, that He would send His Son to the earth to die on a cross for all men's sins,  so that ANYONE who confesses with their mouth and believes in their heart that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior,  THEY WILL BE SAVED!  If that's you and you have not confessed Jesus as your Lord and Savbior, do it now!  Don't worry about what the devil is telling you,  He is a liar in all he says anyway.  Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ AND YOU SHALL BE SAVED!  AMEN.

If you just asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, I invite you to get a bible if you don't already have one and read the Gospel of John.  ( here is a link to a bible in your own language. )  In the book of John, found about  3/4 through the bible in the New Testament,  you will learn more about Jesus Christ for now.  Read the whole book of John.  When you finish reading the book of John,  then go to the second to the last book in the bible where you will see the letters from John, listed as 1 John, 2nd John and 3rd John.  Read those letters very carefully,  I would read those letters at least three times through to get a full understanding from the Lord.  A little help, always pray for the Lord's blessing to understand the scriptures before reading.  It also helps to always read the scriptures out loud.  Trust me on this one for a better understanding of the WORD.

If you know any "Born Again" Christians, you might want to tell one that comes to mind that you asked Jesus into your heart and would like prayer.  You will need to find a good church, but don't be in a hurry to do so.  Pray about what church God would have you to attend and the Holy Spirit will tell you where to go.  Blessings in Jesus Love.

Mark

02/20/2017-AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE

" Three things will last forever-faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13." 

Love will always trump over as the greatest of these gifts from God.  I believe  the reason is because God's very nature of LOVE is the perfect gift of our Most High God, and is always found in the Love shown to us by His gift to us in the Son of God,  Jesus, to  come to us and into our lives. 

God did not spare His own Son, Yeshuah, Jesus,  but offered, sacrificed  His only begotten Son as an atonement for  our many, many sins against Almighty God.  God did this to assure for us a place in the Kingdom of God forever through Jesus,  the Messiah.  Jesus is that blessed assurance of an eternal life with God our Father, in Heaven forever!  This IS THE GOOD NEWS of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Everything else compared to the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ, is fake news.  There is no other news as great as God's Love for us in this world !

​Because FAKE NEWS is such a BREAKING news headline nowadays,  let all media news be a warning...if it's breaking news,  it's probably not so breaking news.  It's more than likely going to be about more fake news.  HOW can we tell what is true news and what is fake news? 

​1) Consider the source number one.  Does the news line up with scripture or not?  If the news even sounds too good to be true,  then it's probably fake, but not always.  2) Test every spirit to know the difference from what you hear.   IN THESE LAST DAYS, " Jesus Christ warns us to be careful.  Be not deceived."  Matthew 24:4.

​I believe we are seeing first hand around the world, the blooming of evil everywhere allowed by God, so that prophesy will be fulfilled as " Prophesy of the Last Days just before the judgment " Day of our Lord." 

The scariest thing that God is showing me,  is that judgment on Christ's church,  on the Christians  and so called followers of Christ is coming upon the church of Christ and Christians RIGHT NOW !  As unbelievers watch what is happening to the "So Called" Christians,  they are seeing as a witness to God's glory that unless we as believers in Christ are living up to God's expectations of all of us, when the storms in life come,  when evil attacks,  only those who live and trust in Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God with all their heart, will truly survive today's crisis's in the world.   These crisis's in the world are the very threat that Christianity is a fake religion and that if God were a loving God, everyone, no matter what they have done in their lives and no matter what false god or false teaching they have followed and believe in, everyone will still be allowed into the Kingdom of Heaven in the end.  But we know this is not true news.  There is a heaven and a hell that we all must choose where and what price we must pay.

​There is a punishment for refusing the Son of God,  Jesus Christ as your own savior and Lord.  There is a reward of heaven with God forever  if we will bind ourselves in love in a relationship with God on His terms and not our own terms-our obedience to God's commands for us through Jesus Christ,  the only mediator between God and man.  (1 Tim. 2:5.)

This is very clear in the bible, especially as we can see over the history of man, through the ages  when God's people rebelled against Him.  When they turned to worship false gods and idols,  to live rebellious immoral lives,  they paid a heavy price.  These people created by God in God's own image were destroyed by God because of their many sins against God.  They were destroyed by their enemies or literally by the hand of God.  Examples of God destroying sinful people were in the Great flood in the days of Noah, (Genesis ch. 6-9,) and when God sent fire and brimstone down on Sodom and Gomorrah, (Genesis chapter 19.) 

Beloved,  we are there once again,  but this time, it's the last rebellion before the very end of the world as we know it.  There is a new Heaven and a New Earth just around the corner of time,  about to descend down to the earth.  Isaiah 65:17, 20; 66:22 talks about a New Heaven and a New Earth as well as Revelation 21:1.

​Finally, 2 Peter 3:11-13 puts the TRUE NEWS on the line for all believers everywhere, " But we who believe in Christ are looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God,  because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning and the elements will melt with intense heat!  But according to His promise we are looking for a new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells." 

Many/most Christians,  I am sad to say,  are not obeying the Holy Spirit in this direct command today.  Many pastors are not preaching the Kingdom of God to be understood by their own congregations.  So neither they nor their congregations are by personal example/witness nor by teaching their children to be looking forward and hastening the coming day of our Lord's return any time  soon.   These Christians do not believe that Jesus Christ could come any time soon.  I've talked with some pastors who don't believe that Christ could possibly come for another 250 to 500 years from now based on past history in the church.   Hmmm.

When This Final day does come very soon,  the Day of the Lord will not be a good day for those so called Christians when He returns.  "  But Lord, didn't we do all these things for you and in your name?  " Depart from me you evil doers,  I know you not."​  This will not be fake news for those Christians in name only.   It will be a sad day in the Kingdom of God for those who turned from Christ in the day of testing....

​I pray that we will all be praying for the world to be looking forward to the coming day of our Lord and the New Heaven and New Earth as preached by Peter in 2nd Peter 3:11thru 13,  in Jesus Mighty Name!  AMEN

​Mark

02/18/2017-GOD RAISED YOU UP WITH CHRIST AND SEATED YOU WITH HIM IN HEAVENLY REALMS-EPHES 2:6

If indeed you have been born again,  the reality of living in Heavenly Realms with Christ Jesus should be nothing new to you.  Your faith in Christ TODAY will take you to new levels of reality in Christ  that the apostles experienced with Christ as He walked with them and talked with them over 2,000 years ago.

​Today, " you have the authority, beloved, of Jesus Christ living in you, when you were baptized in the Holy Spirit and you received the  Spirit of Christ into your own heart.  You became a New Creation in Christ Jesus. " Romans 8:9,10,11. 

THE POWER OF FAKE NEWS TO DECEIVE EVEN THE CHOSEN ELECT IF...

This is huge in our Christian walk today.  Pray to the Father that the Holy Spirit give you the gift of the Spirit of discernment,  the supernatural power to know without a shadow of doubt what spirit you are encountering, whether it is from the Lord or if the spirits you're encountering are from evil spirits or just human thoughts. 

KNOW THIS, "The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness,  goodness,  faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law."  Galatians 5:22, 23.   The fruit of the flesh is, " idolatry and witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy, drunkenness, orgies and the like.  I warn you,  as I did before,  that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."  Apostle Paul to the Christians in Galatians, chapter 5: verses 20 and 21.

​Jesus warned us that in the last days there would be a great and powerful deceptive power on the earth.  (Matthew 24:4) " Watch out that no one deceive you."  The Apostle Paul warns us too that in the last days, " The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works.  He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie.  He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction,  because they refused to love and accept the truth that would save them."  2 Thessalonians 2: 9,10.

​Both Jesus and the Apostle Paul warn us of a deceiving power in the last days that comes straight from satan and will deceive those who refuse to believe in the Truth that would save them,  but would rather take pleasure in believing the lie of satan.   Beloved,  I am here today to tell you that we are living in that day as I speak,  that lie Jesus and Paul were talking about is in most of the headline news everyday now.  FAKE NEWS !  News networks want to give you bias political news that simply is not truth.  The news is distrustful,  full of lies and poison to our minds.  If you are going to watch the news on TV, TEST THE SPIRIT with the word of God.  Does the spirit of the news contain any resemblance of the  Holy Spirit,  the fruits of the spirit as shared earlier in this article from Galatians 5:22, 23 ?  Or,  does the news bear fruit from the pit of hell, containing every deception to fool you, deceive you or trick you in believing wrong is right or right is wrong? (Check with the fruits of the flesh in Galatians 5:20 and 21.)

FAKE NEWS is stealing peoples minds like never before.  Not just telling lies about the true news, but, feeding lies to people watching or reading the fake news that things that are evil are good and the things that are good are evil.  God is allowing this deception to take place .  By this deception that good is evil and evil is good, God is separating the sheep from the goats.  Unless one knows the Word of God and is diligently seeking God's Truth,  testing the spirits of everything they hear or read,  they would be deceived too.

​Be careful with your life beloved. Watch Out, Guard your heart in what you watch on TV, videos and all of what the media is feeding the world..  Be careful what you listen to.  Test all Spirits as though your very life depended on testing all spirits.  Treat every moment in your walk as though it were a matter of life and death.  Teach those around you to PRAY IN ALL THINGS YOU DO.  And, don't forget to do the same,  pray in ALL THINGS !

​Pray for our government leaders as though they were your brothers and sisters in the Lord.  They need all our prayers.  They are constantly all under attack by the evil one.  Pray for the grace and mercy of our Heavenly Father to be with them in protection for themselves and their families, in Jesus name.  Lord bless our leaders with wisdom that only comes from you.  Protect them with your mighty warring angels Father, in Jesus name.  Thank you Father for hearing our prayers and bringing your will on earth as it is in Heaven.  We praise your Holy name forever!  Thank you Heavenly Father.  Thank you Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit. Thank you for your Love, your JOY and your strength, in the name of Jesus Christ your Son and our Lord.  AMEN.

​Mark

02/17/2017-THE LORD INHABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE

" But thou art holy,  O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel."  Psalm 22:3

Where will you find God more ?  In the middle of the praises of his people.  Praise the Lord!  

In these Last Days, when everything seems to be unwinding and falling apart on what seems to be it's own, when darkness begins to darken the land, where do you turn to find the Lord?  I believe that we don't have to look very far at all.  You see, even though things seem chaotic, going out of control...just remember, The Lord is always in full control.  There is no one like the Lord.  And because God is supreme over all every where, there is no end to the praises we can bestow upon the Lord.  The Lord is worthy of all of our praise when?  All of the time!  That's right, All of the time.

The bible says that we enter into the gates of the Lord's temple with thanksgiving.  If you are feeling out of touch with the Lord,  try thinking of all the things you can be thankful for...like breathing without thinking about it. Thank the Lord for the sun which keeps us warm and makes the plants grow giving us food and oxygen.  Thank the Lord for all life around us, the birds that sing.  Thank the Lord for making us so wonderfully complex, creating each of us with such unique details that make us who we are...DNA.

Then we enter into the Lord's courts with Praise.  Praise is the exultation of raising our hands to the sky and praising the Lord with a thankful heart and a joyful loud sound, praises.  This is where " the Lord inhabits the praises of His people."  The Lord God Almighty loves the praises of His people. " For the LORD is good and His love endures forever,  His faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100:4-5.

Draw close unto the Lord,  and He will draw close to you. "  James 4:8.  That is a huge secret to being close to the Lord God Almighty, our Heavenly Father. Yes, draw close to Jesus while He may be found beloved.  When you make the first effort, the Lord will always return the efforts with His blessings.  AMEN!  The Peace of the Lord be with you.

​Mark

02/16/2017-CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

" You just call on my name, and you know where ever I am, I'll come running, to be with you again... You've Got a Friend."  written by Carol King, 1971.

I was twenty years old when Carol King came out with this song.  It was a very powerful song in my early walk with Jesus.  Her song, " You've Got a Friend" spoke to my heart about Jesus.  We have this supernatural friend, Jesus. that no matter what, if you called out His name, He would be there again.  And again,  and again...now matter what your need was.

Scripture tells us the same, that Jesus is our friend.  Not only our friend, but our brother.  What other god can have the relationship with you that is so intimate that you can be assured that you will be treated like a friend, who wants to be a brother to you.

When I was younger, MUCH younger, I worked for a utility company.  It was a natural gas company in Seattle, Washington, USA.  We always called before we dug.  The reason why was because there were also other utilities in the area of our gas mains and services.  When we called in for a utility check, it was just one phone call that we made then all the utilities would come out to our location and do a check and mark with spray paint where their utility was located.  Many times, before we dug, we would have power, water, sewer, cable TV, phone all in the same location as our gas main or service.  If that were the case, depending on how close they were to our gas line, they would have to stand by while we dug, just in case we cut into one of their lines while we dug up our line.  Rarely did we ever hit a line, but when we did, it was alwasy a scramble to quickly have a repairman there to fix the break.

In the same way, Jesus is just a prayer away in most cases.  In the others, He is already with us.  God is all knowning, so there is nothing He is not aware of.  Trusting God is much more effective if you know that God is with us no matter what.  But, it's important that we know He is with us, so prayer is the link to knowing that Our Heavenly Father really cares about us, as well as our friend and brother, Jesus Christ.

I know that no matter what...God is always in control!  Thank you Jesus!

Blessed be the name of the Lord.

​Mark

02/14/2017-BEFORE YOU CAN LOVE SOMEONE, YOU FIRST MUST KNOW THEM

"If you Love me, do as I command you to do."  Jesus Christ

Love is a BIG, BIG Truth.  As most of you know, there are different types of love.  There is the Agape Love that comes from God.  God's Love is pure Love.  The bible says, " God is Love."  We can not love as God commands us to without first knowing God, and knowing His Love.  Knowing God's Love should always be our goal in life and the source of our life.  We CAN NOT love without experiencing God's LOVE first.  We know that the Word of God is alive and Living.  So if God's Word is alive and Living, God's Word should give us power to experience God's Love and relay God's Love back to God!  

In One Word,  Jesus is God's Love.  The secret to Living a Spirit filled, God Blessed Life, is knowing Jesus Christ and how Jesus Christ is every ounce of God's Love given to the world.  If we know Jesus Christ, we can learn quickly, in an instant,  what the Spirit is saying about Love.  We know God's Love for all mankind by the scripture John 3:16.  " For God So Loved The World, That He Gave His One and Only Son To The World, That Through His Son, JESUS CHRIST, All That Believe In Jesus Christ Would Have Ever Lasting Life."

Pretty much sums things up on Love...except, God's first commandment to Us from Christ is: " Love the Lord your God with your whole Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength."  This is impossible without having Christ in you/us, without having God's Love in you.  

Then, Jesus tells us, after we Love God with everything in our being, to Love our Neighbor as our self.  We become a conduit of God's Love IN US, to pouring out God's Love in us to everyone around us.  Amen!

The Bible is FULL of God's Love and how to be full of God's Love, through Jesus Christ.  One of my favorite books in the Bible is John 15.  First because Jesus says that He is the very source of Life for us in, " I am the vine and you are the branches."  Jesus is the Vine and you and I are the branches.  Growing up on a farm, we had two orchards, an apricot orchard and a peach orchard.  We also grew grapes.  So, I understand that the life of the branches comes directly from the vine.  So it is with us who are really in Christ Jesus.  Our very life, our very reality comes from Jesus Christ.  Our sole purpose in life is to be filled with Christ so that we, as branches of Christ the vine, that we can go and bear fruit.   Bear fruit not for ourselves,  but for others...we are fruit of the Spirit of God, for others.

Today, meditate on the Vine being Christ in you and meditate on how we are here on earth to be branches of Christ to bear the fruit of life to the rest of the world.

May the Lord's Love be a blessing to you this day and then may you be a blessing to the Lord and others bearing the fruit of Christ, Love for others.

Mark

02/13/2017-WE ALL WANT TO HEAR FROM GOD WHEN IT'S CONVENIENT TO US

"Speak,  for your servant hears."  1 Samuel 3: 10.

Today's devotional reading from My Utmost is very revealing.  You might say, " I never hear from God !"  Really?  We have this unique gift of blocking out things we do not want to hear.  Often times, we block out what God is telling us because,  as Oswalt Chambers says, " We don't WANT to hear from God about what He thinks."  We see this in today's reading.

I have to agree.  We can rationalize what we hear to " I think I'm hearing, but not really sure," so I'm going to put off doing what " I think I should do" or " What I think I hear God telling me to do now."

We all need to learn to take things one step at a time.  Multi-tasking in our relationship with Christ is NOT part of the deal.  " Being still," is still the speed that most things get done right in God's will. Psalm 46:10.  Take time to read the entire Psalm 46 and see for yourself, that even though the world may seem to be whirling out of control,  full of chaos, if we can be still, we will see that GOD IS STILL ALWAYS IN CONTROL OF THE UNIVERSE !

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

Mark

02/12/2017-THE MIND IS THE STRONGEST YET THE WEAKEST MUSCLE IN THE HUMAN BODY

"You Lord,  will keep him in perfect peace, whose MIND is stayed on thee,  because he puts his trust in YOU.  Isaiah 26:3."

Our mind is very vulnerable, no matter how disiplined we might think we have trainned it to be.  I am reminded almost daily of how things could have gone had I only listened to my own thoughts.​  Jeremiah the prophet has this to say about the mind, " The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,  and desperately wicked.  Who really knows how bad it is?  But I,  the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives.  I give all people their due rewards,  according to what their actions deserve."  Jeremiah 17:9, 10.

​If we care about our minds and the real condition of our minds,  there is only one hope for us.  Paul says in 2 Corinthians 10:5,  " You should seek to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." 

How do we do this? 

Through Christ in us.  Our total willful submission to the Spirit of Christ in us.  " Put on the mind of Christ," 1 Corinthians 2:16. and " Do not conform to the pattern of this world,  but be transformed by the renewing of your MIND.  Then you will be able to learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."  Romans 12:2.

​Beloved in Christ.  If we truly want to have our mind,  our hearts to live in captivity to the obedience of Christ, we can do only one thing according to the will of Christ our Lord...die to self.  Crucify our flesh, to the obedience of Christ our Lord.  We can only give up, pray for a death experience in our own will. ( which is to live according to our own desires, which keep us out of God's will. ) There is no other way beloved. 

" The Good News of God is in the gospel,  for in it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (that's the rest of us)  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,  as it is written, " The righteous shall live by faith."  Romans 1: 16, 17. Apostle Paul

​Paul goes on to tell us in the following verses in Romans 1: 18 thru 20 about the wrath of God that will be heaped upon the ungodly,  the unrighteousness of men for suppressing the truth.  He goes on to say that since creation, all men have clearly perceived that God has shown them His reality and that no one can escape His wrath saying they didn't know of Him.  This  is very clearly stated here in Romans !

​Beloved, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  Repentance is what the LORD God Almighty seeks from us, and to believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ unto Salvation. 

Then, the real work begins for those who believe in Yeshua (Jesus) Messiah.  To " share the Good News of God,  the gospel of Jesus Christ,  Son of God,  Crucified on a cross for the remission of sin to set all men free from their sin and that Jesus Christ will bring all who believe in Him to everlasting life with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven," to all the world around us.  AMEN! Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

​Mark

02/11/2017-IS THE LIGHT YOU'RE LIVING IN REALLY LIGHT AND NOT DARKNESS

Jesus Christ, "But if your eyes are evil, your whole body will be full of darkness.  And if the only light you have is really darkness,  then you have the worst darkness...Oh how dark is the darkness."  Matthew 6:23. 

For the first three or four years after I gave my life to Christ,  even though I had wanted to be a born again Christian, I wasn't doing a very good job of being born again.  My biggest problem at the time was not spending much time alone with Christ,  either in pray or in time reading the scriptures.  I was still living a very worldly centered life with sin still on my throne.

It didn't take long for me to realize that I was struggling with the elementary things in life again...soulish sin.  I needed power in my walk as a follower of Christ.  I needed to be made completely new again from the inside out.  The reality of my life in those first few years of my new Christian life was not much of a new Christian life at all.  I needed a transforming experience like Paul had on the road to Damascus. I really did!  Even though I had given my life to Jesus Christ,  I had taken it back, yes, I had taken my life back to do my own thing with my life.  I had not yet experienced the Fire of the Holy Spirit in my life at this point of my Christian walk.

​This is where I experienced what Jesus was talking about when He said, " But if your eyes are evil,  your whole body will be full of darkness...and the light you think you see is really darkness.  Oh how dark is that darkness."  Matthew 6:23.

​I needed the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire in my life !  What a difference in my life the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire would make in a Supernatural transformation of my spirit in my life.  The consuming FIRE of the Holy Spirit came into my life and real supernatural things started to happen.  I began to have a hunger and thirst for God's word that I had never had before.  I began to wake up in the middle of the night after dreams where God was speaking to me,  I began to have godly desires I had never had before,  to go to church, to get up early in the mornings to spend time with Jesus before going to work. 

​I remember early on as a new Christian praying one time that God would take away these lustful thoughts that kept terrorizing me.  Then, that same night, I woke up in the middle of the night smelling what smelled like burning hamburger.  Little did I  know,  what I smelled burning was in the spirit realm and was my own soulish self,  my own fleshly heart. 

In order for God to have His way in my life,  the prayer I had prayed the evening before going to bed for God to take away my lustful thoughts,  that was what was necessary in order to allow the Holy Spirit to begin to bring Truth into my heart.   The fire of the Holy Spirit burning the dead dross from my sinful heart.

The Truth was the Fire of Christ,  the very presence of Christ had come into my heart.  With the presence of Jesus Christ in my heart, through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the consuming fire of Christ was allowed to begin to burn out flesh that had blocked me from a victorious life as a born again, Holy Spirit filled New Creation in Christ Jesus.  That is the best discription I can give you of what began to happen in my life to begin the process of ending the power of the walk in the flesh and a New Holy Ghost power in my New walk in the Spirit,  as Paul the apostle talks about in the book of Romans. 

Back to the story of smelling the burning smell in the middle of the night...

I tried to get up out of bed and couldn't.  At the same time, I felt like I had muscle cramps in my legs, in my arms, in my back...all over my body all at once.  I was in dire painfrom the cramps all night long.  During this time,  I also discovered that my prayer tongue was flowing very easily from my mouth.  When I prayed in my prayer tongue, (heavenly language) the prayers were very effective in stopping much of the pain I was experiencing.  So this went on all night long.  The next morning, I felt the need to use the bathroom.  I started to get up out of bed, but as I did, I felt this extreme pain shoot through out my entire body as I attempted to get up out of bed.  I said, " What is going on Lord?"  The Lord then said to me in what seemed like an audible voice,"  I'm not done with you yet.  I am now going to teach you to be obedient to my word.  Don't do anything unless I give you permission to."  " Yes Lord,"  I said.

​So, I laid back down and my body went back into this excruciating pain of convulsing and muscle spasms throughout my entire body.  Even my skull seemed to sound like it was cracking and stretching.  My joints were popping also,  popping in and out of joint it seemed.  My neck was popping like splitting wood.

​This went on all the day long.  Then, like in the eye of a hurricane,  there was a calm.  I laid there and fell asleep for a while.  When I awoke,  I felt completely refreshed.  I started to get up,  lifting myself up off my bed when suddenly,  I was pushed back down to the bed by what seemed like a strong hand.  Then I heard a voice say, " What are you doing?  You need to ask me if you can get up out of bed."  So I asked, " Lord, May I get up out of bed ?"  "Yes you may,"  I heard the Lord say. 

​So I got up and went up stairs to use the bathroom.  As I was leaving the bathroom, I realized I hadn't had anything to eat in about twenty four hours.  I went to the kitchen refrigerator and opened the door.  There was an apple sitting all by it's self on the top shelf.  I hadn't seen it there before.  I reached to pick the apple up to eat it when I heard the voice of the Lord say, " Did I say you could eat the apple?"  "No Lord."  " Put the apple back down and return to your bed," I heard the Lord say.  I set the apple down and closed the refrigerator door.  "No problem Lord."

​I walked down the hallway, went down the stairs to the basement where my room was and returned to my bed.  Just as soon as I got all snuggled into my comfortable warm bed,  I took a big sigh.  "OK Lord,  what's next, I asked?"  Then, I heard the Lord chuckle.  He said, " Now you can eat the apple." 

Oh did that make me happy.  I said, "  Thank you Lord," and bounced out of bed and ran all the way out of my room, up the stairs and to the refrigerator.  I opened the door and there,  sitting on the top shelf was that big dark red delicious apple.  It was sitting there seeming as though it's whole purpose in life was to be there at that exact moment for me to eat it. 

​So, I picked up that big beautiful red apple, took it to the sink and washed it off and sat down at the table to eat it.  I don't think I had ever given so much thought to ," Just eating an apple."  

I then took the apple and lifted it up to my mouth.  I bit slowly into the apple, and suddenly, like the apple was under pressure,  apple juice came gushing out of the apple into my mouth and began to dribble down the side of my face to my chin.  It was not only the juiciest Red Delicious apple I had ever bit into,  it was the SWEETEST apple I had ever eaten.  As I began to chew the apple meat in my mouth,  the first bite just kept giving juice each time I chewed down on the bite.  It never seemed to get smaller,  even after each chew.  This release of the sweetest apple juice went on for what seemed like minutes before the first bite was chewed up.  I then took the second bite.  The same thing happened!  Juice came pouring out of the apple at the second bite.  The bite chewed the same way as the first bite, and the third bite, and so on until the apple was completely eaten.  It easily took a half hour or more to eat that Red delicious apple that day.

What an experience that apple was.  Thank you Jesus for such an Amazing experience with that ONE apple you saved just for me.  Every since that day,  when I read the verse, "Taste and see that the Lord is Good,"  (Psalm 34:8) I can't help but think about that apple the Lord blessed me with that day.

WOW!  It wouldn't have been such a big deal,  except I grew up in apple orchard country in Eastern Washington where apples grew every where, including in our own yard.  I ate apples from the time I was a young child and never gave eating an apple a second thought, ever.

​So this experience was one that really stood out for me, to help me realize that the presence of Jesus in my life is real and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is very real also with signs and wonders of the change in our lives from Christ in us, through the Holy Spirit.  Did the baptism of the Holy Spirit come to me when I first believed in Jesus Christ?  NO, He did not come automatically.  Jesus wants us to understand that rarely does anything come automatically to someone He has chosen to reveal Himself to.  We have to have a burning desire first,  that really comes from the presence of Christ in our heart to experience and receive the filling of the Holy Spirit.  God does not usually give a new believer the full dose of God the Holy Spirit,  unless they are ready and willing for the Holy Spirit to be filled up in them.

​Did you already experience the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in your life?  If not, is this an experience you would like to experience with Jesus Christ,  the Son of the Living God the Father Almighty?  Are you willing to die from your self, your flesh, to take upon yourself the presence of God's Spirit to come and live in your life for ever?  If the answer is yes and you feel the desperate desire to give your life over to Jesus to now take control of your direction in life, then you are ready to enter into the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  I would suggest that you begin to pray for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and then wait upon the Lord for someone to come along in your life who has had this experience and knows who can pray with you to lead you to the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is a Holy Process that ONLY Jesus Christ,  through His Spirit can conduct over you.

​Yes,  the baptism of the Holy Spirit is that big of a deal !  Read right now in ACTS 19,  just how big of a deal Paul believed the baptism of the Holy Spirit really is. 

Blessings to you beloved in Christ!

​Mark

02/08/2017-GOD IS LOVE...EXPERIENCING LOVE IS EXPERIENCING GOD

"Whoever does not love, does not know God because God is Love."  1 John 4:8.   " This is Love: not that we loved God,  but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends,  since God so loved us,  we also ought to love one another."  1 John 4:10,11.

This morning,  I've been praying about and thinking about how after realizing how much God really loves me, not really knowing how much He loves me as in the depth of His Love, but knowing what the Word of God says about how God gave His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for my sins so that I could spend eternity in Heaven with God the Father Almighty, Jesus, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit and all the saints forever in an eternal life of bliss and paradise beyond anything we could ever imagine.  Revelation 20 and 21 give me a good idea of what Heaven will be like, it's reality will be even so much more powerful than any of us can imagine.

I can't help but think about God's Love and how powerful God's Love is.  I know that God's Love is found partly in His touch, His healing touch.  All our life we have experienced deep in our soul the pain of this world and what it has done not only in our lives but in the lives of those around us.  And, because of the days we are in, through media and TV, we see first hand everyday on the news, on the internet, and on youtube what the rest of the world is suffering through.  To think that God's Love, expressed through Jesus Christ has the power to heal those inner pains and sorrows we all have held, some of which we have held all of our lives.

Brothers and Sisters,  we are living right now in a time when we don't know what will happen from day to day. With wars and rumors of wars about us everyday, especially today, that is the talk I hear among the young people almost every day.  Of course they are worried that they will never see a full life.  The threat of all out World War 3 is hovering over everyone's head each day, but even more so over the young people's heads.

What can we do about it?

We can pray.  We can read God's Word more for understanding and wisdom.  We can pray specifically for things that God tells us we need to pray for, and whom God wants us to pray for.  What we see in the physical world around us is much more of a reality of what's going on in the spirit realm.  Evil is running it's course to take as many people with her as it can straight to hell,  and evil is doing a good job of doing just that right now throughout the entire world.  The distractions,  the deception, the lies of the evil one are much more powerful than what we can understand.  The Holy Bible says though, " Where evil abounds...Grace from God abounds all the more!"  Romans 5:20.

I don't know about you,  but nothing in this world is worth giving up the salvation and redemption that I get through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.  All people everywhere can experience this wonderful grace that abounds all the more, through the perfect will of God our Father in that through His great Love for us, Christ died for us, that we might be totally saved from the devils plan for all mankind, to drag as many people into eternal hell forever.  Please, don't let that happen to you or anyone you might know who doesn't seem to care about their eternal future.  May the Love and Salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ be a reality in your life and all whom you know, in Jesus name.

The Peace and Joy of the Lord be with you today and every day, in Jesus Name.

​Mark

02/07/2017-DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR

"Therefore, my beloved, flee from the worship of idols."  1 Corinthians 10:14.  " Dear children,  keep yourself from idols."   1 John 5:21 ( Keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts.) New Living Translation.

If you want to hear God's voice,  you CAN NOT worship idols.  Period.  Idol worship, as you might already know, is against God's will for you to be/remain free.  " I don't worship false gods, idols or anything like that,"  you might say.  Really.  That might be possible, if you are a monk in a far away monistary, maybe...  That's an extreme, but, let's look at what idols are out there that we may not even know exist, but before we do,  we all know the obvious idols, carvings or statues of gods.  

What modern day idols could we have that ROB God of our time each day toward Him.  Our God is a jealous God. If we only knew how much Love God wants to spend on us.  What items in our life make God less than #1 in our life?

As a teacher in high school, I see many idols each day that we could all be guilty of.  The idol of cell phones would rank right up there as number one.  How about sports?  Is your job an idol?  How about your spouse?  Maybe one of your children?  Where is your house in priorities? Maybe an automobile?  Working out?  How about fly fishing,  hunting or running?  What I'm trying to say is, almost any past time could become an idol depending on your priority of time spent with that past time.  What value do you place on any past time other than time spent with God?

Idols can fit in just about any category imaginable.  Anything that takes first priority in your life each day could be an idol.  

What do you first think about after you wake up in the morning and how much do you continue to think about this one thing?  You may be a pastor, or a worship leader in your church.  Is your job for God consuming all of your time?  

Having been a worship leader, I KNOW the job of worship leader can consume at times about all of your thoughts for days on end.  The music becomes  more about performance, more important than what the music is intended for, to worship God.  This is not true with many worship leaders,  but watch out...the Holy Spirit is often grieved by a worship team/leader who spend more effort into being a polished performance with all the colored lights, backgrounds, fog machines and special effects to please men,  than a heart to simply please God the Holy Spirit in true worship.

So, if we are worshiping idols (whether we know we are or not) more than we worship God, I know you will not hear God's voice speaking to you.

Repent of any sin, known or unknown that might be keeping you from hearing God's voice.  Obedience is really what God wants from us,  THEN, we will begin to hear God's voice clearly.

Most of us have wandered so far from God by our own ignorance to His ways, by not reading the WORD of God NEARLY enough each day,  no wonder it's so hard  to tell what God expects of us in obedience.  Most of us can use a huge dose of repentance to clear the air before going into prayer before the Lord God Almighty.

I've found that most of us are number one, guilty of being thankless to God.  Yes!  We tend to complain that God doesn't answer our prayer requests.  Yeah, like we have this long list of, " I want this, then I want that, and when you give me those, then I want another....the list goes on."  God says, " What I want is obedience and thanksgiving."  Romans 1:21 says, " They knew me as God, but they refused to praise me, to worship me and thank me."  In todays society, many of us, Yes, many of us Christians have put Almighty God on the back shelf and pull Him out on Sunday, just to show everyone we "Love God Soooooo much."  Give God a break.  Do we really think He is fooled ?  But, even so,  His Love is so great, He loves us when we use Him anyway.  He loves us so much that while we were still sinners, " Christ died for us."  Think about this.  How much do we really love God?

How much do we really feel we could spend with God Almighty, the King and Lord of the Heavens and the earth.  The Lord holds the keys to Heaven for all.  Let's get real !

02/05/2017-LISTEN TODAY FOR THE VOICE OF GOD TO SPEAK TO YOU

" Today, you must listen for His voice.  Don't harden your heart against God as Israel did when they rebelled..."  Hebrews 3:7, 8.

God's voice can be heard all over the earth and by anyone.  There are only a few requirements on our part in order to hear God's voice clearly.  One is that we don't harden our hearts against God.  The writer of Hebrews talks about how Israel hardened their hearts against God when they were living in rebellion against God.  They were consumed by sin in their lives.  They were worshiping false idols in their lives, offering up their children to the false god of Malik, Baal and others.

​Why are most people in our world unable to hear the voice of a loving God who created them with the desire to share eternal life with them in Heaven?  It's for the same cause as with the Israelites back in Moses day. 

The enemy satan has plugged the ears of people today with evil influences of the world and beyond.  The same thoughts and desires that were rebellious to Almighty God the Father's desires for the Israelites back then as now.  Immorality is stronger than ever in our world today.  People's sexual imaginations having gone so far beyond the laws of nature, to say the least.  Sacrificing helpless unborn babies to an evil god, for the explicit purpose of inconvenience of a pregnancy with few exceptions, caused by casual sex for the sake of self gratification without any consideration of the consequences of sexual intercourse, plain and simple.

​Since Rowe vs Wade in 1973, over 60 million unborn babies have been senselessly slaughtered, murdered by their mothers.  Satan has been at the heart of their choice to make that critical decision of choosing to give life or to end that life in their womb.  According to the Word of God, even a unbeliever has a conscience of thought between right and wrong.  Make no mistake,  God is clear about what killing is.  You don't have to rely on human interpretation of when life begins and ends.

​So statistics are very clear about the number of unborn babies killed since 1973.  What was not recorded was the number of children those aborted children were prevented from having in the normal course of life,  from being born to them.  The total number of lives exterminated by callous women were even more than doubled from the actual number of unborn babies killed since 1973.  But,  even so, with 60,000,000 actual deaths record of aborted babies since 1973, the numbers of purposeful deaths by human hands has exceeded the number of Jews killed by Hitler by over ten times and growing each minute of each day in America alone by 180 abortions per minute.  Satan always goes after the children first to direct his will in a society, a nation.

​Father God,  forgive us this day our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us,  in Jesus name,  Amen.

​Our hearts are hardened by unrepented sin.  If you want to hear God's voice, we must first seek God's face, repent of our sin and pray with a sincere heart.  Then God will forgive us of our sin and heal our land.  2 Chronicals 7:14

02/04/2017-SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD FIRST

" Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all things will be added unto you."  Matthew 6:33.

This is what the Lord gave me for us today...a word of the Lord for today's priority.  It's not about the Super Bowl,  America's most ungodly event of the year.  It's about seeking the deepest relationship ever in our lives with Jesus Christ through a desire that comes only from Our Almighty Father God,  which He gives to us today that can change our lives forever.  All we need to do is ask Your Almighty Father for the desire, and He is faithful to give to us... Ask and it shall be given to you. 

( Please read February the 3rd's message.  This is a hard word for Christians and secular alike on Feb. 3rd )

Did you ever wonder why Jesus said to His disciples this  one thing should be your first priority in life, " Seek first, FIRST, FIRST...​THE KINGDOM OF GOD..."  There was a secret for the disciples in this statement. 

When Jesus tells his disciples something they need to really know, need to get right...He tells them what they should look for right NOW, but, there is more.  Much More.  They then must begin, through their own action, to search, dig, seek what Jesus was talking about right then and there.  If it was important enough,  Jesus followers wasted no time in finding out what Jesus was talking about,  what did Jesus mean.  As we see all through out scriptures,  if the disciples didn't get it,  they asked Jesus right away what these things meant while He was still with them.

​This is still true even today for us beloved.  While there is  much confusion and chaos going on all around us in the world in these end time days and a thousand are falling away to the left and ten thousand are falling to the right,  Jesus is still saying to us, " Seek first the Kingdom of God !" 

(Hint)  Where do we see the "Kingdom of God" talked about more than any place else?   In the Holy Bible?  And who do we hear preaching more about the " Kingdom of God," than anyone else?  Is it not Jesus?

​So,  when Jesus tells us to "seek the Kingdom of God" more than anything else, is He talking about a person, place or thing?  See how Jesus always expects us to do a little scratching,  searching, digging and seeking by ourselves.  This exercises of our spiritual muscles, the faith that God has given to us is very important to God.  God tells us just what we need to know,  but leaves the details up to us to figure out.  This Gives God all the glory.

Remember Jesus saying also,  " Seek and ye shall find...knock and the door will be opened... ask and it shall be given  to you."  Matthew 7:7,8.  These are AGAIN, all actions on our part.  Without our actions, we are mere puppets.  Without FAITH we can not please God. 

​The secret for us, we the followers in Jesus Christ today,  during these end time days...is to SEEK Jesus first.  To seek His presence.  To seek Him with all of our soul,  all of our body and all of our spirit.  To be DESPERATE FOR JESUS.  As we desperately seek Christ in every way possible, we will find ourselves in His presence in Heavenly Realms.  That is what Paul talks about in Ephesians 2, what we read in Hebrews 4, 6 and 10. We will find the Kingdom of God here and now while we eagerly wait for Jesus Christ to return to the earth and reign.  Jesus will open our eyes like a blind man and we will see all around us the Heavenly Realms of the Kingdom of God, right before us!  And, what's more, we will begin to see Jesus as He really is, with our spiritual eyes.  He is more than we could ever dream that He could be!  We also begin to smell Jesus and the Heavenly Realms,  something we also may have never thought of before.  The reality of Jesus can be so very real,  even now beloved.  Seek Jesus while He is close.  Your heart will become full.

​So, " Seek the Kingdom of God today,  through reading God's Word and worshiping Jesus and Father God through His Word.  Worship the Holy Spirit through the revelation of God's Word to us through divine revelation of the Holy Spirit-God breathed WORD."  Then " Seek God's Righteousness, which is ONLY found in Jesus Christ,  Yeshua Hamaschiach.  Then, " All things will be given unto you."  All things that God opens our eyes to that really have value, that truly have meaning in the Heavenly Realms that we are now living in here on this earth during the "end time days," just before Jesus returns for His Bride the Church.  We  are living in a time where the Good News of the Kingdom of God is being preached through out the world through example of Christ in us, rather than from a pulpit where so often than not,  the word of God falls on deaf ears.  PRAISE TO THE LIVING GOD,  Jesus the anointed one now and forever. " IF I BE LIFTED UP, I WILL DRAW ALL MEN TO ME." JOHN 12:32

​Mark

02/03/2017- THE FALL OF A DIVIDED NATION

" A nation divided can not stand."  Mark 3:25.

The self emposed curse of America right now is this notion by over 50% of it's people to oust the current administration headed by President of the United States, (or should I say the un-United States of America,) Donald Trump.   Remember,  Donald Trump did not " Just happen " to become president of the USA,  it was obviously God's will that Donald Trump become our 45th president. 

"God will not be mocked, whatsoever a man soweth, so shall he reap."  Galatians 6:7.

What ever the evil intentions of the liberal left is will spell in time, trouble not only for them in reaping their own curse, but demeaning for the unity of the whole nation of America.  What's at stake?   What the irreverent left is doing is divisive, it's hateful, it's demeaning, it's rebellious and ungodly, just to put it lightly.  Christians who are going along with the unholy agenda of these leftest liberals ( merely unrepentant sinners) need to step back and pray, without the influence of the emotions of the liberal minded terrorists like in Los Angeles, Oakland  and Berkeley, California, among al so other major cities through out the United States of America.  Uprisings are becoming city wide throughout the entire United States.  Democratic Politicians are crying out for support in tearing down the Trump administration right here and now while fake news and popular secular news media support their every effort to keep the nation ill informed and to weaken the very foundation of America to bring the entire nation to ruin.  It's a joint effort by evil forces, principalities and powers in high dark places, headed by the powers of darkness against the kingdom of God.

President Donald Trump is not acting on his own.  Our new president has a "TON" of Christian advisers, a " TON" more of advisers who know what government is all about, know the laws and how to interpret the national laws.  And, nearly half of the population of America are bible believing praying Christians who are praying according to God's will, " For Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,  on earth as it is in Heaven."

Let's get one thing straight in the name of Christ our Lord...our Heavenly Father will protect the president of the United States and His cabinet of advisers and their families.   The rebellious people who want to do harm and go against President Trump have the powers of our Heavenly Father and all heaven to deal with through their seed of rebellion.  " God will not be mocked by anyone, " especially the ill willed followers of satan who think they have an upper hand now...what a lie straight from hell.

In these end time days, we will see over and over again the opposite of Good through evil actions.  Satan knows his time is short now and which is being tested every day.  We are not going to see an easy transition of peace in the world ever again...that is what the Bible teaches us in End Time Day prophesy.  WE ARE IN the end time days beloved.  I hope you have gotten it by now...  I hope you know your bible enough to see and hear exactly where we are in the end time days bible timeline,  we are there.  Who knows how long until judgment day arrives, but it won't be long.

Things will not get better for the "world," or the "worldly."  CAIOS AND CONFUSION for the unbelievers, the worldly will continue until Jesus comes.  We can be sure of one thing as Christians, if we put our full trust in the Lord, we will overcome the darkness all around us.  

In the mean time, our calling from the Holy Spirit is to pray for ALL of the lost, the unbelievers in the world.   They need the Grace of the Almighty Father  to even hear the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and be saved. 

We have an obligation to our Heavenly Father, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to pray first for the rebellious in America that Almighty God bring revival to The United States of America under new President Donald J. Trump.  Then 2ndly,  to love our enemies throughout the world who do not know Jesus Christ,  who are possessed by an anti-Christ spirit,  and to pray that they too be delivered from evil and that the grace of God, open their eyes to see Jesus the Messiah of the whole world,  in Jesus name.

May the Lord our God protect Pres. Trump, his family and Mike Pence and His family, plus all of the new cabinet members and their families against the wiles of the devil and his evil co-horts today, in Jesus name.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

Mark

02/01/2017-BEING HUNGRY AND THIRSTY FOR GOD

" Man shall not live by bread alone..."  " Taste and see that the LORD is good !"  " Seek the LORD while HE is near you! "   Matthew 4:4, Psalm 34:8, Isaiah  55:6.

In these last days,  as we have mentioned before, the powers of darkness would like to keep you in the dark about what their scheme really is to do with you.  As long as you don't know what your ETERNAL destiny is, and as long as they can keep you so busy in pursuit of your own agenda for today, your own pleasure and self satisfaction from your own desires, your own glory...you have no clue as to what they are setting you up for.  ( Clue, it's a big fall into the wrong hands.) 

​Satan is much more clever than human wisdom. ( We are not warring against flesh and blood, but principalities and powers in high places.)  If Satan can help you stay busy doing things that even make you feel good, humanitarian good works,  even the good you think you are doing to please  God can be destructive.  Unless the Lord builds the house, those who labor, work in vain.  Psalm 127:1

​Here is the secret.  Our first obligation each day is to draw close to the LORD.  Before you and I even put on our day, we NEED to feed our spirit with the word of God, " Man does not live by bread alone...taste and see that the LORD is GOOD!"  Our spirit is weak until we turn to the Lord for our strength.  It's like breathing.  We breath without even thinking about it.  We should be so entwined with the Holy Spirit in our lives that at first light in the morning, when we first awaken..." Good Morning Jesus " should be automatic, AMEN.  Seek the LORD while He may be found.  God's desire is for you more than our normal desire is for Him.  The LORD says, " I will never leave you nor forsake you."  Deuteronomy 31:6.

​DO NOT BECOME SO BUSY IN YOUR DAILY LIFE THAT YOU FORGET THE LORD YOUR GOD.  YOUR next step toward the Kingdom of God is at your feet right now...draw close to the Lord.  Read His word. Taste and see that the Lord is good, then pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lead your every step in the direction that the Lord's will intends for you to go.

May the LORD be with you beloved,  in all you do today.

Read Psalm 91 and Psalm 34 when you can today.

​Mark

01/30/2017- KEEP LIFE SIMPLE

" Do Not Worry About Your Life...If God so clothes the grass of the field....will He not much more clothe you..."   Matthew 6:25 through 30.

When I was young boy growing up on the farm, my  father would wake my older brother Mike (year and a half older) and I early in the morning on Saturdays and in the summer with this statement,  " Wake up you lazy bones...there's work to be done and we're burning daylight.  The day's already half over, lets get up and get to work!"  Sound familiar?

​Dad made things sound worse that they really were.  We did have breakfast first before we hit the floor running to see who would be the first out the door.  Dad always had a list of things he wanted done before the end of the day, which was longer than a grown man could do in a week, I might add,  but that was my Dad.  He was awesome and everyone liked Dad.  He was a great organizer as you might have picked up...and a good motivator also.  We ended up knocking off usually after about 6 or 7 hours of hard work, but never worked too hard.  The list would carry over until the next working day.  We did rest on Sundays, so that was always a day to look forward to.

​As I grew older, I tended to drift away from my Dad's work habits and became more of a dreamer.  I would start my days out slower with more time spent pondering the " what if's in life."  

I'm thankful that I learned good work ethics from my Dad growing up,  they have helped me throughout my entire life.​  The one thing my Dad did show all of the nine brothers and sisters in our family,  try to keep things simple.  Don't worry about the things you can't change.

Growing up on the farm in the late 50's and 60's,  things were much different than what they are today.  Our modern technology back then was a wall telephone and a 15 inch black and white TV.  We had one channel,  NBC,  which came on at 6 AM and went off at 11PM.  We all ate dinner around the supper table at the same time each night and we all went to bed at 9 PM on school nights.  The whole family went to church together on Sundays,  we sat together and we went home together after church. 

That's how it was back in those days with most families.  I knew that things were pretty modern even back in those days for some of us, but as for others even back then, they didn't believe in using anything electric or motorized.  We had a neighbor who used draft horses to plow fields all around us.  Talk about keeping things simple.

Mr. Whitten, our neighbor, would hire himself and his team of horses to plow in the spring and fall many of the fields near and far from him.  It always sounded so cool to hear Mr. Whitten moving his team of horses up the asphalt road early in the mornings, the sound of the horses hooves clopping on the road and the metal chains on the horse halters jingling as they walked along past our place.  Mr. Whitten was always looking straight ahead.  I wondered often what Mr. Whitten thought about as he walked his horses,  sometimes miles to a distant field to plow.

​From Matthew 6:25  to 30 is a secret to the Kingdom of God.  Resting from our toils is key to understanding the Kingdom of God.  Jesus made it clear that we needed to put on the thinking of a child to understand the things of the Kingdom of God.  In the same way in Matthew 6,  Jesus says that the flowers of the field were better clothed than King Solomon in all his glory and wealth.  Keep it simple is the message again.

​In todays world that we live in, "be not conformed to the pattern of this world,  but let God transform you into a NEW PERSON by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to know God's will for you,  which is good and pleasing and perfect to Him. "  Romans 12:2.

​So, What I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying in this word from the Lord today, is " Keep things simple..."​ God has more in store for us than we can ever know in this life.  Most,  if not all of what we need from the Lord today, is revealed by God Himself, through the Holy Spirit to us if we will wait, be still,  and know that He is God...be patient and listen for our Lord to speak instructions for us today.  If you don't hear His voice, keep waiting and praying until you finally hear the beautiful sound of being called by your name by Our Sweet Lord.

Like the grass or the flowers in the field... how they are dressed as they are, all living things get their life from God and bloom where they are planted. 

Are we blooming where God has planted us in these last days?  Let us quit asking God for more and more of the things of the world and realize just how much we already have in and through Jesus Christ.  " And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus."  Ephesians 2:6.  Let God raise us up with Christ Jesus into the Heavenly realms to meet Him there each day of our lives.  When you read the WORD OF GOD,  all things change for us through Christ Jesus our Lord. Praise our Most High God.

Read the Word of God each day.  Spend a quiet time alone each day before the Lord of Lords in His Holy Sanctuary and listen for God's special instructions for you today.  There you will find that secret hiding place we all are searching for in our entire lives and when we find it, we see that our time is shorter on this earth than what we had first thought compared to all eternity with Christ in Heaven.  Oh Happy Day that will be.  Come Lord Jesus, Come!

​Mark


01/26/2017-SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD TODAY!

" Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."  Matthew 6:33.

"Be not deceived" Jesus warns us," in these last days."  " There will be many false prophets rise up and shall deceive many people." Matthew 24:4,11, 24. 

How does a bank teller so easily spot a counterfeit bill?  Maybe you already know the answer...through handling many REAL bills each day.  So when a fake bill comes around, they can tell at first sight.  Then when they touch it, the touch confirms to them its counterfeit.

When  someone becomes so experienced in understanding the truth by spending time with the Truth more than not, when a lie comes along, you can spot the lie before it even manifests.  There is a spirit of darkness attached to the lying spirit.  That lying spirit is not as easy to detect if you haven't got the gift of discernment of spirits, one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Pray and ask Jesus for the gift of the discernment of spirits so God can use you even more in your life.

​Jesus wants us in these last days to be free from distractions.  Jesus gave us all we really need when we asked Him into our lives and sealed us with the Holy Spirit in our hearts and minds.  I know when I hear the Holy Spirit speaking to me and when a lying devil is speaking to me.  The fruits of the spirit are evident.  "The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."  Galatians 5:22-23.  Anything less than the fruit of the Holy Spirit is not from God.

​In a world "full of crooked and perverse people," as we know the world is in these last days,    (Philippians 2:15),  no wonder Jesus warns us to beware of being deceived by evil spirits operating in people, human beings who appear to be like us, who really are not,  yet they are all around us.  We should pray for them, yes, but we should keep our distance unless Jesus commands us to bring them to Him.  " You hook-um and reel um in to know Christ and Jesus will clean um up!"

We who are saved and born again are not alone,  thanks be to Christ, who is in us.  The Spirit of Christ is in those who are Born Again, ( Colossians 1:27 ),  so we have this wonderful light of Christ always in us IF we are obedient to the Spirit of Christ in us, " our Hope of Glory," as the Apostle Paul tells us in the book of Colossians, first chapter.

​We most certainly have our work cut out for us today in this world.  There is so much for us to do in these last days, with such little time left,  especially praying for those we know who still do not know Jesus,  or those who do know of Jesus who are not experiencing the Holy Spirit in control of their spirit, their lives.  " There are many false teachers who ignore the need for the Holy Spirit to empower us as Christians to do good today.  Beware of these false teachers who do not preach the full Gospel of Jesus Christ with a clear understanding of the Holy Spirit working in our lives to sanctify and make us holy.  Stay away from those preachers who preach doctrines of demons and refrain from ever mentioning the third person of the Trinity of God, the Holy Spirit.

​If we will keep our eyes upon Jesus, holding closely to the bond of love and truth in our everyday lives,  Christ will lead you down the path He has already planned for your life to go.  " Seek first each day to live in the "Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus" as Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:6,  which is the Kingdom of God, then, seek Christ's righteousness 2ndly in our daily lives to manifest reality in us, and then watch for Christ to act as all these things He has told us about, being to happen in our real life, right before our eyes!

​God is good.  There is no other like Him.  To God be all the glory, majesty and honor.  If Christ is for you beloved, who can be against you that you would want to give the time of day to?  Jesus is the only Way,  Truth and Life.  Seek Him in all we do, in Jesus name and always...strive to be with Christ in heavenly realms.  We are safe when we are hidden under the wings of the Almighty, Psalm 91.

​All our blessings are IN Christ Jesus.  Praise His Holy name forever.

​Mark

01/24/2017-YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH, A DAY YOU WILL NEVER FORGET

"Eye has not seen,  ear has never heard of, nor has the mind ever thought of the things God has prepared and planned for those who Love Him."  1 Corinthians 2:9

The author of 1 Corinthians has a lot to say about the END TIME DAYS.  Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ talks 2nd only to Jesus about what to expect before that Great and Terrible day of the Lord arrives to shatter our reality.  Great for those who have an intimately close relationship with Yeshuah, Jesus, and terrible for those who denied their whole life the Holy Spirit's urging to draw close to Jesus while there was still time before the end.

​How close are we to the end?  Is the last day/end of time any closer than when Jesus walked the earth? 

Bible prophesy says that we at the door of the last days. The bible now tells us we are in the last hour.  Prophetically, the prophesy of Jesus in Matthew 24:34 where He says, " I tell you the truth,  this generation will not pass away until all these things have happened," is the generation we see living right now. 

Read for yourself and ask God for wisdom when you read Matthew chapter 24 in the bible, New Testament, book of Matthew, chapter 24 straight through the whole chapter of 24 and see what Jesus was talking about when He said, " this generation will not pass away UNTIL ALL THESE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED, HAVE TAKEN PLACE, " Then the end will come.

​More people than not will be heart broken and grieved when they meet Jesus, Yeshua messiah on that last day and see with their eyes the Jesus they denied into their hearts and lives while they rejected God the Father Almighty's plea over and over to give their lives to Christ.  When they gaze upon Jesus and experience the thickness of His mighty Love, how they will regret that they did not meet Jesus earlier in their struggling lives.  Their judgment will extent their time spent away from Jesus for eternity, not only from being in the presence of such an All Loving mighty and Holy God, but they will be sent to a flaming lake of fire for eternity for rejecting such a loving and Kind God of Love instead through their blasphemy of the Holy Spirit urging them to "Come to the Lord Jesus for so long in their lives, even to the end.  Some will come to Jesus Christ in these last moments of time, and they will get the same reward as those who have known Christ all of their lives.  What a wonderful time that will be for all.

​If you are one of those who has rejected the Holy Spirit 's urging to come to Christ, set aside all your excuses NOW, and come while you still have a chance.  Why?  Because things are going to get very bad in a short time everywhere.  Tribulation, extremely terrible times are just around the corner of us all.  We are about to see things the world has never seen before that will shock the strongest of men.  The Bible says we will see things that have not occurred since the beginning of time and will be nothing like it even to the last day.  We are in for it beloved,  don't kid yourselves.  This time is already upon us and moving ahead.  Get Jesus today.  Confess you are a sinner and ask out loud, "  Jesus , please come into my life and saved me.  Come into my heart so that I may spend eternity with you Jesus in your Kingdom of Heaven forever.  I know I do not deserve your mercy and forgiveness, but I know that is why you came and died on the cross, to save me from my sins.  So I ask you Jesus this,  in the power of your precious blood of the cross and in the name above all names,  the name of Jesus,  forgive me of my sins,  in Jesus name, amen.

​For those who have enveloped their lives in the arms of the Lover of All Souls, Jesus Christ,  Our Lord Jesus Christ, when he does come in his glory soon,  Jesus will complete the honor of God the Father in escorting us into His Kingdom of bliss beyond description in any earthly language of what " eye could not see on earth, nor ear could ever hear and thoughts that the mortal mind could never perceive that awaits those who are faithful to Christ to the End of the End time days, that last day on the earth when Jesus comes for His Bride, the Church of Christ.  Oh happy day!  The End will become the beginning in the blink of an eye, for all eternity.  What a glorious day it will be.

The Peace of Christ be with you always.

​Mark and Maryna

01/23/2017-THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT

"There is a way that seems right that leads to destruction."  Proverbs 14:12.

There are times when the logical that seems right is most definitely wrong.  The wisdom of this world never agrees with God's wisdom.  The wisdom of the world is all about the "end of the means," man's wisdom based on man's thinking.  That sounds good but is it?  Not in the kingdom of God...never. 

​Last Friday as I sat in my hospital bed, ( I was in for some heart tests for a day and wearing an overnight heart monitor) and watched the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States of America,  Donald J. Trump. 

When Donald J. Trump announced that he was running for president, I didn't think that he would be a good president, based on what I experienced of him on TV show, "The Apprentice"  that Donald Trump stared on at NBC.  But, as I listened to Mr. Trump in his debates on TV, I began to hear a different Mr. Trump than what I experienced on the Apprentice program.  I don't watch a lot of TV,  but I wanted to watch the presidential debates to assess who was the best person for president in 2017.

​I saw and heard a man,  Donald Trump that was intelligent, full of new ideas and with a lot of heart for His country and what sounded like tremendous energy to get things done right without any influence of compromise because someone's donated money bought any favors to feel you had to pay them back with a favor.  Mr. Trump paid his own way.  Why did he  pay his  own way? 

As time went on last spring and summer through the Republican debates, ( which I watched all of them, ) I saw and experienced a man, a candidate for president who spoke truth and not from both sides of his mouth as many carrier politicians did.  He made some mistakes, true,  he ruffled a few feathers that got him in some trouble a few times,  but Donald Trump was strong and didn't seem to cave in from all the finger pointing and negative comments coming his way in the debates by the other carrier politicians ( insiders they call themselves) and by the media and negative press.

​Maryna, my wife and I started praying about Donald Trump early on,  as he seemed like the right person, but it was hard to know for sure.  ( A way that seems right, but leads to destruction.)  It was hard to tell if Donald Trump was serious or not about running for president of the United States of America in the first place.

As we prayed, we got confirmation after confirmation that Donald Trump was God's choice for the people of America, especially if you were a godly person seeking God's will for the land, for the nation, for a president that would meet God's standards..

​Fast Forward...I am watching the Inaugurational Speech of Donald Trump.  He sounded so good, so right for the people.  He may not be a polished preacher for Christ,  but he certainly gave glory to God in his speech and asked for God's blessing over the nation of America.  He regarded others in his speech as more important that himself, that was very big to me.

​As I was listening to the " now President Donald Trump's final words," I distinctly heard the Lord speak to me Louder than the TV..." My heart is troubled over America's spiritual and physical well being today.  The nation is heading into very troubled times, even with Donald Trump..."

​That was a completely different message than what I had just heard our new President speak to the millions of people there in the capitol and over the tens of millions of radios and TV's Nation wide.  President Donald Trump, do you really know what is ahead of you?  Even if you don't, praise God for the good  people you have surrounded yourself with for good council.

​I do know that our Heavenly Father has a heavenly plan for the world and for America.  We must all pray that God's will be done on earth as it is in Heaven for today and tomorrow.  I know that the bible says that a nation divided will not stand, ( Mark 3:24) it will fall apart. 

WE MUST PRAY FOR GOD'S WILL IN AMERICA today beloved,  not our own will be done but thine. 

Beloved, we are living in the End Times.  If you know anything about the End Times, you know that things will not return to the " Good Ol' Days " ever again.  That is not God's plan for His world in which we live in today. 

​It would help all of us to spend some time in prayer with Jesus and in the Word of God to understand Just what God is doing today on the earth and how we can pray according to God's will. 

Many, many things are going to happen that are going to blow people's minds who think that things will get better in America with Donald Trump.  True, Donald Trump is God's anointed for president right now,  but even with his power he is limited in what he can do. 

Just a glance at where we are as a nation right now:  Over half of the population of American voters voted for a liberal global powered government president who was about to take our nation straight into war.  With the numbers of liberal minded people on her side, it would be safe to say our nation is divided more than in half...a nation divided against God by more than half is headed to destruction. 

Over half  of the population of America is for legal killing of unwanted infant babies in the blink of an eye.  This same group wants illegal drugs available over the counter for legal illegal consumption, marijuana.  This same group is all for the equal rights of homosexual freedom of anyone, anywhere to engage in their rightful expression of homosexual affections.  This is clearly an abomination to the Lord God Almighty in the Bible, His Holy word.  You can not interpret His word any other way, sexual sin is an abomination to the Lord!

This same group also promotes bias education of our children based on their own whim of ideology of common core...sick.  Finally, health and welfare are completely out of hand.  We have turned our backs on God for the wisdom of man that is proven pure foolishness.  And lastly on my list of a very long list of liberal " buffet style" sins to choose from, gambling has grown into a huge idol across America.  Because it seems like a harmless sin, we push it off as no " biggy."  Gambling is an addiction that is at the top of God's list of thou shalt nots.

​So, what do we expect God to do about all this ramped up sin today that "Seems right, but leads to destruction?  We live now in what was prophesied as " wrong is right and right is wrong?"  READ GOD'S WORD.  ( Isaiah 5:20)

 Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13.  The book of Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel, and on and on...these are just a few prophetic books of the bible that reveal what is going to happen in the end times so we can gauge the chronological order of events to the as near the end time in God's time table of the earth before God destroys this earth in fire.  No one knows the hour nor the day,  but God's remnant people will not be ignorant to the times coming.  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18., Hosea 4:6

​I believe that we are headed into troubled times beloved.  We are going into a serious time when many people will turn  to the Lord for help and will need our gentle council.  The Lost need our prayers more than ever, they are so empty today and hopeless without Christ in their hearts..  Pray for the lost, the liberal majority in America for visions and dreams from Heaven.  Our family members that we know who are ungodly.  Our co workers, our neighbors, our communities, our nation and the nations of the world to come to know Jesus Christ, in Jesus name.

​" Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord."  Philippians 2:10.

​The Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ reign in your heart today, through Christ our Lord, amen!

​Mark

01/20/2017-DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN 

Ephesians 4:26 says, " Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry."  This is a command from our Lord Jesus Christ through the Apostle Paul.  

I can't tell you how many times as a " new " immature Christian, I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, " Do not be angry," especially at bedtime.  Anger is the opposite of healing, the opposite of God's Love.

Even if you feel you are right for being angry, be not angry, ever.  Righteous anger is not the same as angry with a person.

You will find if you are angry and try to go to bed angry, you will have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep if you ignore the Holy Spirit's urging you to forgive and forget. Listen to the Holy Spirit.

When we are born again by the Holy Spirit, everything changes in our lives, even our emotions and feelings in time as we submit to the Holy Spirit in us.  To honor the Holy Spirit, to walk with the Holy Spirit, we MUST listen to the Holy Spirit.  If you are offended by someone or a circumstance that you have no control over, Holy Spirit says, " Forgive.  Pray in all things,  be thankful in all things, for this IS the will of God concerning you who are in Christ Jesus."  1 Thessalonians 5:17, 18.

If we are in Christ, we MUST listen to the Holy Spirit and to the guiding of the Holy Spirit.  Our common sense, as said by the word of God, even though is very valuable in the world and the wisdom of the world, common sense has no place in the Kingdom of God.  

Human wisdom does not hold a candle to even the most foolish of God's wisdom.  If we are born again, we MUST do what the Holy Spirit tells us we MUST do.  Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is unforgivable.  

I remember a few years ago, the Holy Spirit told me clearly and audibly," to pray that He, the Holy Spirit hound an individual," until he returned my wallet that he had stolen."  I said, " What?"  The Holy Spirit repeated word for word the second time to me to pray that He hound him until he returned my wallet."  So I prayed like wise.  As soon as I was done praying,  the Holy Spirit told me audibly, " Now, do not think about this again and tell no one what has happened."  I obeyed the Holy Spirit.  Now, of course, I am allowed to share the incident, because of the value of listening to the Holy Spirit and doing exactly what the Holy Spirit says to do and when to do it.

It is most times very crucial in the timing in which we do things the Holy Spirit asks us to do.  Many times, our action could be the difference in whether a person lives or dies.  Yes, our obedience is VERY important in carry out God's will in OTHERS lives more than in our own.  Being BORN AGAIN by the Spirit is crucial also to be used by God for His purposes.  

There is no other way to be rightly used by God than to be Born Again in the Spirit.  I have a brief reading from Oswalt Chambers about this subject of being Born Again.  Please read it and pray that you examine your heart and ask, " Am I really Born Again?"  You should, number one, be able to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit if you are going to obey the Holy Spirit.  Being Born Again means being New Again.  

Speaking of Being Born again.  In America today, the 45 president of the United States of America, Donald John Trump, was declared, decreed in Washington, D.C., as the president.  It went off with no negative hitches as many of us were fearful of through the many threats and plans made by the hateful people and left media of the USA.  I KNOW that the prayers of so many of us against the weapons formed against the Lord and this president were powerful in breaking down strongholds that only the King of Kings could do with the help of our prayers.  Why our prayers?  Of course our Almighty Father God could have destroyed the plans of the enemy by Himself.  Who do we think we are without the Lord?  However, when the Lord tells us, " I have given you the power and authority to pray according to my will, "  the prayers of the Holy Spirit are vital and important to God.

First, let us all be thankful that our destiny is in the Hand of our Almighty God,  as it is always.  God chooses the leaders for the nation based on the heart of the majority of the people.  He gives us the leaders whom we deserve under our overall devotion to Him or not.  A country such as America, has been in real trouble spiritually.  It has turned it's back on God, even as the past president boasted back in 2012, " We are no longer a Christian nation!" President B. Obama.  He seemed proud of his achievement to have influenced this change in national moral from a dominant Christian nation to a godless nation of free liberals.  

May the Lord bless all of us for being faithful in our prayers to pray for America to become restored to the Lord God Almighty, to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  There is little time left, but there is more time for the unbelievers to repent now, based on the witness of God to the nation of America, to turn to Christ for salvation...and for the fallen away from Christ to also repent and return to Christ.  

We have no idea what all the Lord has planned for the whole world right now.  It's not for us to know everything God intends for us.  He will make known to us through the prophets what we need to know.  The rest is His business.  There is a big world our there.  A fragile world that needs Jesus for Salvation.  Until the whole world hears the Good News of Jesus Christ,  Jesus will not come again.  Matthew 24:14.

It's now up to you and me to be obedient to the Holy Spirit for what we can do today.  First be baptized in the Holy Spirit Beloved in Christ if you are not. We all need to hear God speak to us, He wants us unified in One Holy Spirit.

If you are not a Born Again Christian, Find a Born Again Christian who will pray with you and ask Jesus to Baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire!  Be Baptized in the Truth of Christ today while there is still time for you.  This may be your last chance, I wouldn't gamble with your soul beloved.

The Lord says, " Who can I count on?  Where are my faithful children?"  Our loud response is,  " Here I AM Lord!"  Amen, Lord Jesus, Amen.  " Christ in us, the Hope of Glory!"  Thank you Jesus!

​Mark

01/19/2017-BE NOT ANGRY...AT ALL!

Being angry for a moment is OK, but be careful that you don't allow your gate to open up to a spirit of bitterness.  "Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry."  Eph.  4:26

If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the fault.  If the other person listens and confesses it,  you have won that person back.  Matthew 18:15, 21-22.  Peter came to Him and asked,  "Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me?  Seven times? "  NO! Jesus replied.  " Seventy times seven!"

​When you are praying,  first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against,  so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.  Mark 11:25

Since God chose you to be the holy people whom  you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy,  Kindness,  humility,  gentleness,  and patience.  You must make allowances for each other's faults and forgive the person who offends you.  Remember, the Lord forgave you,  so you must forgive others.  Col. 3:12-13.

Instead,  be kind to each other,  tenderhearted,  forgiving one another,  just as God through Christ has forgiven you.  Eph. 4:32.

​Give your burdens to the Lord,  and He will take care of you.  He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.   Ps. 55:22

Finally today, " In quietness and confidence is your strength."  Isa.  30:15.

​Today is a day of darkness of heart.  It's a day to wait  upon our Lord to act.  Don't jump ahead of the Lord.  He is about to do His Great and  Mighty thing.  Be patient.  Nestle yourself in the warmth of the Holy Spirit  today and know that Our Lord is God.  The Peace of Christ be with you Beloved of Christ.

​Mark


01/18/2017-DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST,  YESHUAH HAMASHIACH.

​" Yeshuah Hamashiach. "  Jesus-Yeshuah, Christ-Messiah/or Hamashiach. 

I'm sure many of you are familiar with Yeshuah or Yeshua, Hamashiach as the Hebrew pronunciation of Jesus Christ.​  In any case, His name is so Holy, that Jesus/Yeshuah is declared the name above all names by God the Father. 

" That at the name of Jesus Christ, every knee will bow,  in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."  Philippians 2:10,11.

Todays devotional fromMy Utmost for His Highestsent chills down my spine.   In these last days, we have no idea of the Greatness of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In our finite minds, we blow off Jesus as a distant historical figure in the bible who was born in a manger in a desert, who was a godly man, did many miracles and was right up there with Moses and Abraham in the Old Testament.  Then we move on in our emotions for now, now that the Christmas season is over in most western civilizations. 

​The Most Important event God the Father gave us to ever occur on the Earth for all mankind is the crucifixion of Christ,  Hamashiach, ( Messiah/Christ ) and then the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ.  The sum total of why Jesus Christ came from heaven to the earth, to be the only acceptable sacrifice to Father God for all of the sins of the world, once and for all time!  Yeshuah Messiah.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Savior of the World.  

Do you know Jesus?  Do you REALLY KNOW JESUS?   If you only know about Jesus through reading or through hearing Jesus preached, you really DON'T know Jesus.  No, you really don't know Jesus like you could know Jesus.

​Most words don't really allow us to describe what it's like to KNOW JESUS CHRIST.  We have been sold short the bill of goods by most when we hear Jesus described.  First off, there are no words in any language that can really describe in a realistic  view what and who Jesus Christ really is.  The best is of course found in the bible, " His hair is white, his eyes are flames of fire, out of his mouth is a sword " things like that.  Let me tell you, this is just scratching the surface.  In the presence of Christ is the most extreme Power of Love, of electricity and Power of Life, to just touch the reality of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Who am I to declare the might and power of our Lord Jesus Christ to you?  

Yes,  we can all know Jesus in an intimate way, unknown to most men and completely indescribable in human words.  It's nearly impossible to experience Jesus though.  In fact, Jesus Himself said, "Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to eternal life, and very few will find it."  Matthew 7:14, 15.

​It is possible today to have an intimate relationship with Yeshuah Hamashiach.  Do you know what a martyr of Christ is?  We hear about Christians being martyrs for Christ today in the middle east, parts of Africa, Asia and other parts of the world.  They are tortured by evil men to death.  These are Christ's martyrs.  They are the few that Jesus Christ has called out to be His special people.  Who are we?  Are we called too?  Is there an invitation for us?

​Jesus is calling to us beloved.  He is giving us a Last Call.  " Come to me, you who are heavily burdened,  you who are heavy ladened,  and I will give you Life."  Matthew 11:28. ​ Just as Jesus explained to the Samaritan woman at the well, " whoever drinks of Me and the water I give will never be thirsty again.  It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life."  John 4:14.

​OH TO KNOW THE LORD!  TO KNOW THE LORD.  I pray today that we all know Jesus as the Samaritan woman at the well came to know Jesus on that day!  We can...if we are desperate in our soul, in our Spirit, in our hearts.  If we could only die to self Lord Jesus, we might KNOW you.  Lord, help us die to our soulish self, to really die to self and be raised up in you for eternal life.  Give us this water of Life you speak of Lord Jesus.  We want you desperately to live in our lives.  Send us your Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with your presence and to fill our lives with your living waters of Life, your pure LOVE.  We are desperate for you Lord Yeshuah, ( Jesus ) Amen.

​Be filled with the Holy Spirit today, in Jesus name.  To know that you know Jesus...Oh!

​Mark

Please Pray for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven this Friday as President elect Donald Trump is sworn in on inauguration day in Washington D.C. USA, Friday, January 20, 2017.   The enemy of God has plans to stop the inauguration from taking place, to harm innocent people and to over power the security with riots in the crowd.  Let the enemy experience God's witness of power, strength and then mercy and His love, in Jesus name. Amen.

01/17/2017- THE ONLY UNFORGIVEN SIN IS AN UNREPENTED SIN

"Therefore,  If you are bringing your offering to the alter and there remember that someone has something against you, leave your offering there in front of the alter and go and reconcile with that person whom you have offended and then come and make your offering before the Lord."  Matthew 5:24.

God is not upset that you or I have sinned.  He knows our frame, He knows we are but dust.  He knows us better than we know ourselves.  If we sin and we feel guilty for the sin, we must confess our sin and repent from the sin.  That guilt is there because the Holy Spirit is with us to point out sin in our lives, even though before the sin, He (the Holy Spirit) warned us of the sin we were about to commit.

What we do with the sin, the transgression against another, is what our Heavenly Father is more concerned with.   Go ask forgiveness and repent to set those you have offended free... and to set yourself free from your guilt also..." and the blood of Jesus will cleanse you of your sin."  1 John 1:6-8.

​A person who feels no guilt for their sin,  has become "hardened of heart."  Hebrews 3: 8,15. Their mind is seared.  They don't appreciate what Jesus has done for them.  They are not born again. 

On the other hand, The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin.  John 16:8.   Jesus said, in John 16:7 that, " He was going away so that He could send the Advocate  to us  to convict the world of its sin and of God's righteousness,  and of the coming judgment."

​Beloved, sin is no surprise to our Loving Heavenly Father.  Sin is no surprise to Jesus and most certainly not to the Holy Spirit,  because it is the Holy Spirit who convicts us of the wrong of our sins.  The Lord has provided the means of forgiveness by the cross of Christ at Calvary, once and for all.  This enables us to be free from the stain of our sins through the blood of Jesus on that day of the Cross.  1 John 1:6-8.   We are totally liberated through Jesus Christ, THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS of Heaven.  The Kingdom of Heaven are for those who believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah,  Savior of the World. 

​Our advocate, the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin so that we will confess our sin to our Lord and Father God, " and the blood of Jesus cleanses us of all our sins. " If we confess our sins to Him,  He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from  ALL unrighteousness." 1 John  1:9

​God knows we sin.  We sin every day in either thought, word or deed.  We are human, made of dust just like the first Adam.  If we are Born Again,  we are a New Creation in Christ Jesus, Born of the Spirit with the Holy Spirit in us.  Unfortunately, we are still in our earthly bodies.  Paul the apostle says that what ever is of the flesh is of the flesh and what is of the spirit is spirit.   Romans 8:8,  1 Corinthians 2:14. 

Neither can live in harmony with the other, plain and simple.   " Flesh gives birth to flesh,  but the Spirit gives birth to the Spirit. John 3:6.   We will battle in the flesh until the day we die or until Jesus comes and takes us away to heaven, or raptured.  Either way, until Jesus comes, we will sin.  That is why we must confess our sin, repent of our sin, so that we can be made clean of the sin in our lives and so that we can be healed of what ever that sin may be and set free from that bondage or stronghold.

In these last days, do not be deceived Beloved.  Do not listen to the anti -Christ spirit that refuses to repent of sin and tells us we don't need to repent of sin...that grace covers all our sins.  A lie.  Be not deceived, in Jesus name Beloved.

​Confess your sin each day and breathe deep, with the wind of the Holy Spirit.  Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom!  Liberty!  Thank you Jesus for your Love for us.  Show us too your great Love for all mankind.  Open our eyes Jesus to see your Love through me, to thee, Jesus , to do your will in these last days, Amen.

​Come Lord Jesus, Come.

​Mark

01/13/2017-BE THAT WATCHMAN ON THE WALL

" Above all else, Guard your heart, for everything you do in life determines the course of your life!"   Proverbs 4:23.

This has been a key Word from the Lord for me throughout my life since the day I met Jesus.  This is a command of the Lord that will in the end, save you much grief living in this world.  Being a born again child of God, having my eyes opened by the Holy Spirit, I see that " WE DO LIVE IN A DARK PERVERTED WORLD," ruled by principalities and powers in Dark Places and by cruel, evil and perverse people." Philippians 2:15. That is why Jesus is so careful to make sure we understand that when He says, " Love not the world," ( 1 John 2:15)  it is really for our own good.

​Guard your heart...that requires action on our part.  You know, I'm amazed who much God allows us to do if we listen to Him.  Guard your heart, now how simple can this command be?  We simply guard our hearts against any compromise with evil.  " Abstain from evil and any appearances of evil! " 1 Thessalonians 5:22.  RUN FROM EVIL, I had been taught from the beginning of my Christian walk.  I must admit, I did not always run from evil.  Early on, I seemed to more easily RUN TO evil.  I couldn't figure that out.  Why did I feel so powerless against the temptations of evil?

​For the most part, I was more easily lured to evil from ignorance of evil.  I had never read the bible before, so there were some serious areas of sin that I didn't even regard as sin, like judging others or tithing.  I was use to being opinionated in whatever whim of conversation was being spoken.  I easily judged people as either evil people or good people by what their appearances were.  I think many Christians today still fall into that trap.

​If we guard our hearts, as Christ asks us to, we will pray about every major decision we make before we make a decision.  I most recently needed to buy a car for Maryna, as she was in an accident where she was rear ended.  Praise God she didn't get injured more seriously.  Anyway, her car was totaled by our insurance company.  I needed to find her a car quickly, which is not something I am comfortable in anyway.

​Well, our neighbor said he had just bought his wife a Jeep Cherokee with all the bells and whistles for just over a thousand dollars.  He bought it for her because she had been in an accident where her car was totaled also.  I asked why he wanted to sell it and he just said, " We are looking for a better quality car that will last much longer than this older Jeep they bought.

​I took the car for a test drive and it seemed to drive fine.  There were some issues with the heater and some leaks under the hood, but the radio and CD player were excellent, as well as the speaker system and their was a lot of room in the Grande Cherokee Jeep.  I asked my neighbor if he wouldn't mind me taking the jeep to a friend who owns a mechanical shop.  He said fine.​  I don't normally take a vehicle to  a mechanic for a check.  Praise God!  This time I did what the Lord told me to do, " Take it to Beau for his opinion.

​Beau is a Christian at a church we once attended.  We trust the Lord for Beau,  he has a real gift of being able to more than fix your vehicle.  In fact, Thank you Lord for Beau's honesty and integrity as a mechanic and shop owner.

​Beau went through the jeep from top to bottom.  There were more things wrong with this car that there are crators on the moon!  Just to get the vehicle safe for highway travel would require about three thousand to fix major moving parts on the rig, plus just about put in a full heater.  We passed on buying my neighbors jeep, and thankful we didn't buy it, although we felt bad that we had to reject our neighbor's  kind offer for buying it.   This was a major decision beloved.  If we had bought the vehicle from our neighbor and started right off the bat having major mechanical issues with the vehicle, we would have been disappointed that we had bought the jeep nearly every day.  As it is, we are still friends with our neighbor, ( I hope) and our neighbor doesn't have to look over his shoulder every time he passes our house wondering if our vehicle is working.  God always has a better way than we do!  Amen.  He is looking out for all parties involved.

​So, GUARD YOUR HEART!  Guard your heart from ANY COMPROMISE from the enemy.  Guard your heart from lusts of the flesh and lusts of the world.  Let God's commandments protect you from evil attacks,  evil compromise.  Guard your heart from deception.  "Be not deceived!"  Matthew 24:3, 4.  Guard your heart from idolatry, love of things, covetness of your neighbors things, and his wife.  Guard your heart FOR the Kingdom of God.  Guard your heart for your Lord Jesus Christ.  We are His precious possession.  We are His Bride!

May the Peace and Joy of the Lord be ever so with you, in Jesus name.

Mark


01/12/2017-DO YOUR KIDS KNOW JESUS ?

​" Train up your children in the way they should go; and when he is old,  he will not depart from it."   Proverbs 22:6

WOW! This is an End Times scripture?  How can it be?   I agree.  At first I wondered why the Holy Spirit would give me this scripture this morning. 

The Lord said to me this morning, " It doesn't matter if your child is 5 years old or 50, they are still your child and as long as they need your teaching, then you must teach them My ways."

​This makes sense.  Praise God!  Our kids will always be our kids no matter how old they are and you will always be their parent.  If we didn't do a good job ( which many of us didn't because when our kids were young, we didn't know Jesus like we know Him now,) when they were young as we should have, it's never too late to pull them from their lives leading them to the flames of hell, into the Kingdom of Heaven. 

Praying for your children's salvation could be the only spiritual job from the throne room of God right now.  The spiritual battles we will be facing from here on out on this earth, " will require weapons that are not of this world.   They will have divine power to demolish strongholds of our enemy satan in our lives and of others that we love, IF...we are committed in using them. "   2 Corinthians 10:3,4.  You may need to pray in the Spirit, yes, in tongues.  You say you don't know how?  Ask God to show you how.  You may need to fast for the chains of bondage to be broken in your kids life. 

How long?  As long as it takes.  It could be just a matter of days, weeks or months.  Don't you believe that their soul is worth being obedient to do whatever the Lord tells you to do for them?  After all, you didn't do your utmost when they were babes and look where they are now.  In God's realm, we pray for wisdom, God gives you wisdom because you ask Him for it,  then you do whatever He says you need to do.

​When I see the Word of God mention the word, " IF," that means action is required on our part.  IF you love God and you are obedient to the very inth of a degree of what God is asking you to do...He will empower you through God the Holy Spirit living in you to accomplish the task the Lord Almighty is asking you to accomplish.  God the Father is where your orders are coming from to produce the grace and spiritual strength to do what the LORD wants to use you for.

​In these last days, the enemy, the devil, is going to try and confuse you and me.  Deception is satan's calling card.  Remember what Jesus number one warning to all of us in the last days is, " Be not deceived. "  Matthew 23:3,4.

​God the Father gave us children to raise them up to know Him and Jesus Christ whom He, the Father, has sent to us to know.  If your kids don't know Jesus yet, nor ever have known Jesus...you have your work cut out for you until the work is complete, on your knees praying and fasting until you experience a break through if need be...what ever the Lord tells you that your need to do,  I would do it.  If your kids do not know the Lord and are not returned to the Lord all cleaned up through knowing Jesus intimately from living a sinful corrupt destructive life, they will go straight to hell!  That is what God says, and His world says.  And if you were the one responsible now to pray for their salvation until the Holy Spirit confirmed their salvation to you, and you didn't fulfill your responsibility now,  Oh Lord have mercy on you.  Judgment day comes to all of us.  If parents have not trained their children up to know the Lord, this is a terrible judgment no person would want to have hanging around their necks.  " Just do it," is all I can say.  This is from the Lord, not from Mark Conway.  OK.

​On another note,  Please keep praying for President Trump's safe inauguration on January 20th.  Also, a very crucial prayer is concerning the final passing of UN resolution 2334.  This resolution is very powerful in forcing Israel to comply with giving up land which God had given the Hebrew People of God to the Palestinians.  This is not God's will.  Every nation that agreed to vote for resolution 2334 will be cursed if this resolution is passed, including the United States of America.  This will be the end of everything being as we have known it,  if this resolution 2334 is passed by the UN Security Council in France on January 15, 2017.  That is in just a week.  Get everyone you know praying and fasting for God's will at this UNSC meeting in France.

​I am personally am praying that by the grace and mercies of God our Father upon Israel,  the Lord our God will bring a weather related disaster upon the area of where this meeting is being held in France to stop this meeting from ever happening to confirming this bias unfaithful to the Lord judgment on Israel.  I pray that whatever our Heavenly Father has planned, that His will be done and this measure is not passed or confirmed before January 20th, when President Trump is to take office.  President Trump is a friend of Israel and will not let this resolution through without a big veto/fight.  May your will be done on earth Heavenly Father, as it is in Heaven, Lord Almighty, in Jesus Name!

All Glory to God!

​Mark


01/11/2017- BE HOLY.  BE HOLY, Be...Holy.  It's God's will for you.  

"Be Holy as I AM Holy."  1 Peter 1:16.

The Holy Spirit wants us to know that before we knew Christ in our hearts, we were a natural  disaster in the making,  worldly minded, or with evil desires, a slave to sin.  That is what the bible teaches us.  If you don't have Christ living in your heart, living inside you, then you are not born again and nothing in the bible makes any sense at all.  That's how it is.  

On the other hand, if you sincerely asked Jesus to become your master, the Lord of your life and believed in your heart that Jesus died for all your sins...you are most likely born again.  Here is the test:

" Just as He who has called you is holy,  (you) must be holy in all you do..."  This is a command of the Holy Spirit.   Why is it so important to know that you must be holy for God?  How do we become Holy? These are two very good questions for people who are serious about knowing God and going to Heaven.

Beloved, our command to be Holy, means to allow God in you to exhibit His Holiness through you. It's not something you have any power in and of yourself.  It is an action of God in you which produces fruit.   Christ is the VINE, we are the BRANCHES.   John 15:5.  The Vine comes before the branches.  All of the life of the branch has to go through the vine to get up to the branches.

That is why it is a command to allow God to be Holy in you.  Holiness is the power of God to do good works through you.   Any time God commands us to do anything, ( BE HOLY) it becomes a desire in our hearts if we are truly a child of God, Born again.    If you are a marginal Christian who takes nothing serious that the Word tells us, then it means nothing to you if you are not born again and look at Christianity as a club or great place to meet people to take advantage of them.  

Which are you?  Marginal Christian or Born Again.  If you are marginal, your are playing games with your own soul.

God is not in the game playing business.  Either we are taking serious God's calling for our lives, or we are just," playing games with The Most High God. "   You don't want to play games with the creator of the universe, the God who is above all gods, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Really!

If Christ, who is Holy, and God the Father is Holy, and Jesus says in John 14:23, " If any one love me, he will keep my word,  and my Father will love him,  and we will come to him and make our home with him."   This is where we understand that if God is Holy and He has come to make His home inside of us, living in our heart...He is serious about His calling us and if so, we should experience the presence of God's Holiness INSIDE of us, and allow God's Holiness to flow from us to others.  That is our purpose for the rest of our days if we are living in obedience to our Heavenly Father...therefore, " We must be Holy ( Because of God living in us) because He is Holy.  It is by the cross of Christ that we can even approach our Great God and Father for such a SUPERNATURAL TRANSFORMATION in our heart, or in our own spirit IS the results of a powerful, explosive God living in us...explosive with LIFE.

This is the beginning of a SPIRIT FILLED LIFE where the Holy Spirit, GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT begins to rule in our lives, transforming our lives in how we think and act.  We become changed by God living in us, plain and simple.  We become a New Creation in Christ Jesus.  2 Corinthians 5:17.   We can resist the Holy Spirit ( God's Spirit) living in us, by not submitting to God's Spirit living in us in doing our own thing.  Do you think this could quench God's Holy Spirit if you purposely disobeyed the Holy Spirits unction,  command to do something or stop doing something? .  Not something a child of God should be even thinking of?  That would be grieving the Holy Spirit to work out His will through us.

Submitting to the Holy Spirit living in us has to be an active willingness on our part if we are going to continue to live for the Lord.  That is why Jesus says that unless we,  "die to self, crucify our flesh,  then we can be a follower of Christ."  Matthew 16:24, Galatians 5:24.  Living as a Christian is not easy.  In fact it would be far easier to live as a worldly heathen, doing your own thing and worshiping idols, things of the world.

If you are BORN AGAIN in the Spirit, you will have the Holy Spirit living in you bearing fruit of the Holy Spirit.  Paul says, " Christ in you, my hope of Glory."  Colossians 1:27.  If Christ is not actively living in you, then something is not right.  Your heart may have not been right when you asked Jesus into your life.  That something could have been insensitive in your commitment when giving your life to Christ, or at the time you asked Jesus into your life, you may have been living in unrepentant sin that you had no intention of giving up, ie, you may have been living in sin with no intention of giving up the sin, as living with someone engaging in an immoral life style ( sexual freedom outside of marriage.)

I find this a MAJOR factor in many Christian people who want to have the insurance of heaven and fire insurance from the fire of hell, but unwilling to give up their immoral life style in the mean time.  It's all or nothing in God's Kingdom beloved.  We all know this, or, we should.  That is a clear message throughout  the Word of God,  yet immoral living has been a trap in the Church since the very first days of Christianity.  The early church was riddled with Nicolationism or Nicolaitan heresy,  a false teaching in the Christian Church widespread today.


01/09/2017- JESUS ALWAYS ENCOURAGES US TO DRAW CLOSER TO HIM

" Jesus said to him, " Have I been with you so long,  and yet you have not known Me, Philip? "  John 14:9.  Jesus said, " It is to your advantage that I go away..." John 16:7. and, " May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless..."  1 Thessalonians 5:23.

Why does Jesus say all these things?  Are we really that important to God?  If you have not read Psalm 139 in a while, go there.  Take the time right now to experience the greatness of God's love just for you.  Experience the DEEP love that God has always had for you,  even before you were born.

​I hope you took time to read Psalm 139 so that you have a deeper understanding of why God loves you so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to earth in human form to be the SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!  Oh, that we could know the Lord!

​Do you know the Seven Spirits of God?  You should.  Isaiah 11:2,3. and Revelation 1:4.  Those Spirits are very important in knowing just how much we don't know about God.  " The Spirit of the Lord is the first Spirit.  Then the Spirits of Wisdom, Understanding, of Counsel, of Might,  of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD,  here are represented in the seven Spirits, which are before the throne of Our God.  Think about this...

​In these end time days, the most important thing we can do for God is to prepare ourselves.  Prepare ourselves to be a living sacrifice for Our LORD.  We need to embrace these seven Spirits of the LORD, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us through these seven Spirits of God and comfort us with His knowledge of what He would have us to know of Him, of His deepest secrets concerning us, concerning all of His children and our eternal future with Him in His Heavenly Home, where He is present always and there is no evil to distract us.  There is nothing to get in the way of knowing Our Heavenly Father God to distract us, to deceive us from the bliss of being with our Loving Father forever in our eternal Home in Heaven.  Oh that we would know the Lord beloved.

​My prayer for us today is to Take Time today to draw close to the Lord.  Start with reading Psalm 139 and go from there.  Do not rush through your day today, while it is still today, without spending that intimate time with Jesus and The Father and the Holy Spirit.  No time is more important than what you have right now.  May the Grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you and bless you, in Jesus precious Holy Name, amen.

01/06/2017 - Prepare for VERY PERILOUS TIMES

We have no idea how close we are to World War lll .  Isaiah 17:1 is all about the destruction of Damascus Syria by Atomic bomb.  Read it.  We are there.  It could be a matter of days, perhaps weeks or even months, but this destruction is coming VERY SOON!

​I don't think we realize just how close we are to the end beloved.   Gog is being revealed even right now, as a leader into this World War Three.  He is pathetic, that's all I can tell you right now,  he is as pathetic a human being as was ever created on this earth.

The UN forces and the Armies of the North are gathered together with their armies along with their navel fleets, their aircraft and the spirit of war boiling in their veins!  They seem to be waiting for a leader.  They have a leader.  He has just not stepped forward yet, but planning to any day now.  It is the long prophesied Gog man.  He will lead the forces into battle that will end in Israel.  Ezekiel 38 and 39 is proof of what to expect next.  In the mean time, Everyone's hair is standing up, waiting for the first trigger to be pulled before they all jump in at the same time.

​In the mean time, Israel is also preparing for immanent war with Gog and all the forces from the North.  We are seeing the Ezekiel 38 and 39 prophesy about to be fulfilled.  Israel is not going to back down from the latest UN resolutions.  They are not going to give up any of their land to Palestine as the 153 countries of the world have voted that they must do and will meet once again in France on January 15 to agree on and it will become law.

​My prayer is always, " Lord, let your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven."  Who am I to consult the Lord, who has already told us what will happen in the end times in His Word?  I am also praying, " Come Lord Jesus come."  Ever since the first day I met Jesus Christ, I have wanted to be in Heaven with Him more than anything else in this world.  I see these days as an opportunity to reach out and warn people who have no idea of what is going on in the world today.  I have nothing new to tell people, just what God has told us from the beginning.

​I pray that we are all ready for Jesus, beloved.  If you are not,  if you are thinking, " I'm not ready yet for Jesus to come."  You need to change your thinking.  You need to get on your knees today and ask Jesus to come into your heart.  You need to repent for being a sinner, a slave to the devil and his bed of sin that you have been laying in.  We all need to repent.  And if you are just a marginal Christian,  have never taken your Christianity seriously, you need to pray and ask Jesus to renew your commitment to the Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ.  You need to return to the Lord and repent of your half hearted religious faithfulness.  Only the Holy Spirit can show you where you need to change.  Only the Holy Spirit can renew your spirit who lives in the deep recesses of your own heart, whom you yourself don't even know who your own spirit is yourself,  only that you need the Holy Spirit's comfort.

​And for those of us whom the Lord has called up today to be warriors, prayer warriors, we have no time to waste praying for and telling relatives and friends who have not made a choice for Christ that they have no more time left to consider their choice.  Today, if you hear His Voice, Hebrews 3, make the choice or see your eternity from another side other than Heaven.  The only other side,  as you have already guessed, is the Lake of Fire.  Not what anyone would wish for eternity, not even a satanist.

​I just have one video I would like to share with you today.  I don't agree with a couple of the views shared, but 99% I believe are very likely, scripturally.  I'm not an expert on end time prophesy, but with what the Lord has shared with me and my witness of the Holy Spirit in me, this pastor is pretty much right on, enough that I believe that you can agree with him on almost all of his points of view.  Please check it out, pray first and I recommend that you watch at least the first 20 minutes and then decide for yourselves if you want to continue watching.  It's worth the stirring up inside of your spirit.

May the Peace of Christ be with you beloved.

​Mark

01/05/2017- TODAY,  WHEN YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, HARDEN NOT YOUR HEART

In the New Testament book of Hebrews, we are instructed to heed to this warning, "Today, when you hear His voice, harden not your hearts as in the rebellion..."  Hebrews 3:15. 

Many people say today, " God doesn't speak to the people today like He did back then."  NOT TRUE!  That statement, that God does not speak to us today, is simply not true.  It is a lie from hell and unbiblical.  God speaks to us daily!  God is more interested in us hearing His voice than we are in hearing Him speak to us.  Why?  The same reason that Hebrews 3:15 says, " harden not your hearts as in the rebellion."  We rebel against God because of the pleasure of sin in our lives, and the lack of faith in God that can save us.  Without God in our lives, the Holy Spirit to guide us, we are no different than Moses and the Hebrew people who wandered in the desert for forty years before they got to the promised land.  We know that if they would have traveled a straight path, it would have only taken 40 days to travel through the desert, but, they continued to rebel against God.

​Today, we naturally, purposely exclude God from our everyday lives too, so that we can go on doing our own will,  just as we have been taught to do by the generations before us.  Success in this life is more important and is the motivating force on the top of most people's throne today.

​If you are interested in your eternal life, ( which by the way is slipping away faster than you will ever know if you don't change your ways now, just as we see in this reading today from Hebrews 3:15, ) you will begin to do the will of your heavenly Father with JOY.  In the time line of this era that we live in right now, in case you haven't read the news,  looked around you, it is fast fading away.  Life as we knew it is not going to continue beloved.  LOVE NOT THE WORLD BELOVED, NOT THE THINGS OF THE WORLD.

Things, living with business as usual is going to become very hard for Christians in this present global world system.  We are surrounded by a majority of globalists who want to strip Christians of their rights to live and move freely as we have in the past.  We have seen Christians attacked and martyred all over the world recently, and because we are in the Last Days, if you hadn't noticed, Christian persecution is Global, it has become the NEW NORMAL. 

​Yes, Christianity is still alive in the world today, more than ever! Praise God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit today,  but the Remnant Church, that is the Church where Jesus Christ is the Head of the Christian Church, is under sever attack all over the earth.  The Muslim Jihad or caliphate has reached nearly every corner of the world right now.  And why do you think that God has allowed the Muslim Jihad to take control all over the globe? 

If we read world history, we will see that each time God's children rebelled against God, turned their backs on the Most High God, God purposely brings the "Bad People" in to break down the proud and rebellious children to their knees.  There is always a remnant of God's people "who get it!"    " Pride always comes before the fall."  Proverbs 16:18

​Here in America, after all we have been through since World War l, we still have not gotten it.  The pride of the nation of America has gone to the dogs and Christians as a whole, have done nothing to resist the evil that has come into power that has undermined the Christian foundation and morals in America, but built up a wall around them to protect their stinking thinking.  Bigger churches, corporate churches, churches of the state or no church anymore at all.  No different that when Rome took over the world back in day one of Christ's New Church.  OK, enough of the history lesson.

Here is the bottom line for the Remnant Christian Church today.  I'm not talking about a specific denomination, I am talking about a Christian Church that LIVES for Christ 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The Church of Jesus Christ, those who have been born again by the Holy Spirit, who hear the voice of the Lord and obey the voice of the Lord each and every day.  You know something big is about to happen.  YES,  SOMETHING VERY BIG, SOMETHING VERY TERRIBLE IN THE WORLD.  Keep in mind though, you have a big part to play in these last days and God will protect you as you listen to the instructions of the Holy Spirit.  I hope you are in a good Apostolic Church that has the anointing of the Most High God in your church.  Today, there are very few, so pray about where you are worshiping and if God doesn't have the " BEST" church just for you.  There is no time now to waste away in church building projects, God is looking for prayer warriors, we are at War now.  No more time for building, it's time to put down the hammer and pick up the sword of Truth, and intercede for Christ today!

​We have been talking now for about a year about how God continues to protect His remnant Church, because these are the prayer warriors who will dig the trenches and fight day and night, who don't mind praying through the night and getting up the next day and going about the business of: being as normal people in the world but not of the world.  These are the people who don't mind doing good things for others no matter what their personal sacrifice is...these are the people who will show acts of kindness to anyone and everyone at the drop of a hat.  This is their heart, because the Holy Spirit lives in them and has their permission to live in them freely, to do the things God has planned for their lives to bring glory to Himself and to bring the poor in Spirit into the Kingdom of God.

​Yes we are living in perilous days right now.  We don't know from day to day what is going to happen to us,  but we keep pushing forward with Christ, looking at the Cross of Christ where we get our strength.  As long as we keep our eyes on Jesus and the Kingdom of God, our rewards for loving others, our acts of kindness just keep growing in our rewards in Heaven.  Our little shack in Heaven just keeps transforming into the mansion that Almighty God our Father desires for us to live eternity in.

​So what is going to happen soon?  I'm not sure.  I personally this morning thought of something Major taking place, maybe even an atomic bomb, I don't know, I haven't checked the news yet today.  It's 4:30 AM where I live right now.

I watch the latest news every day.  I keep an eye on Israel and what is happening there.  I keep an eye on Obama, and what he is up to.  I keep an eye on Russian and Putin and what he is doing.  Rome plays a part in the end time news also, but, everything is coming to a head in the Black Sea.  Iran is starting to squirm.  They feel the tension of a new administration in the United States and have lost confidence in Obama right now.

​I'm not a prophet, I'm a Watchman, so I listen to the prophets whom God is using today.  They are all preaching " Gloom and Doom" for the world, for Israel, for America.  We had our chance for a reprieve of time, but most Americans are too busy enjoying life as it is without Jesus or the Holy Spirit controlling their lives, sitting on their throne.

The Muslim Jihad will be a big part of the darkness covering the nations.  It's a known fact that over a thousand Muslim young men, average age of 30, are coming across the border of Mexico every day right now and have been for sometime now, with no ID, nothing but the cloths on their backs.  It seems as though a judgment on the Christians and non Christians is coming soon on the soil of the United States. 

The biggest threat in the world right now is off the coast of Syria and Turkey.  There is a huge navel constipation of War ships gathered there who are chomping at the bit to cause War.  This is a time bomb just waiting to go off.  It could happen any day now. 

The U.N. is a present threat in the United States, with it's presence all over America, thanks to Mr. Obama and his secret plans for our freedom.  Most Americans are not even aware of the U.N. presence in America beloved.  I hope you are, if you live in the US.  They have been training for Urban Warfare.  Do you know what that could mean any time soon?  They are equipped to battle against an armed American grassroots self imposed army.  A militia of military Veterans and people  that will fight to the death to keep America free.  This is a powder keg that is set to go off as soon as the powers in control pull the switch.  President elect Donald Trump might never take office if Obama's plan moves forward.  It would have to happen in the next couple of weeks.

​With all this going on, if things couldn't get worse, things we never think about, " What about what is going on in the heavens?" 

We have some serious Galactic issues going on above us right now beloved.  We have incoming energy ( radiation, gamma rays from star bursts outside our solar system ) that are heating up the core of the earth like a microwave oven.  This heating up, as in microwaving the core, will expand the tectonic plates of the earths surface from heat increases in the mantle of the earth, forcing magma, melting rock to push up under extreme pressure, releasing volcanic action and earthquakes like never before in the history of the earth. 

So, if wars and rumors of wars were not enough, we have the earth underneath us with extreme change from all the gamma ray energy coming into our atmosphere.  By the way, these same gamma rays microwaving the core of the earth, (check out gamma rays on google) do major damage to our DNA, and animal life as well, causing cancer and effecting pregnant women and their unborn children, so we have major Doom and Gloom in the world today beloved.  This is reality!

​So,  if you have stuck in there and read this whole story today, we really need Jesus on our throne.  Unless Jesus is on our throne, unless we are born again in the Spirit and we can hear the Holy Spirit guiding us, comforting us through this maze of Gloom and Doom, it will be impossible for anyone to have peace in our world today.  But, we do have God's peace and protection (praise the Lord! ) if we make Him our refuge and shelter, Psalm 91:9-21

​Pray, Pray, Pray beloved. 

Let's now pray, " Heaven Father, thank you for your Son Jesus.  Thank you that we can put our full trust in you for all our needs and protection Lord Jesus, Yahuwah Messiach, Jesus our messiah and your perfect will for the world we live in today.  We know that your will is the most important thing happening today, that you are in control.  We believe that there is no equal to You, Heavenly Father,  Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.  You are all powerful over the heavens and the earth.  Nothing happens without your hand's approval.  We know and trust in your perfect will for the entire world and we pray that your will be done on earth, Almighty Father, as it is in Heaven, for your glory and honor, in the name above every name, Jesus Christ, amen."

01/04/2017-  FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM

​Proverbs 9:10 states that the fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom, knowledge of the Holy One which results in good judgment.  New Living Translation.

​BELOVED.  You can say what ever you want about the Father, you can say what ever you want about even the Lord Jesus Christ, but to blaspheme the Holy Spirit will lead you to hell.  Period!

Why such a harsh rebuke from Jesus in Mark 3:28-30?  Do we even know what  a blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is?  Guess what?  Most Christians do not even know what blasphemy of the Holy Spirit means/consists of or who said it or where in the bible we are commanded to refrain from blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

( BREAKING: 1/4/2017, 1 PM AST., Pleasecheck out this videoand see what you think. I checked out the validity of the video, and it is, has been confirmed that the boy is telling the truth by a panel of psychologists.)

​Proverbs 9:10...fear of the Lord is a good place to start.  In these last days...which we are very close,( maybe within months of Jesus second coming.  Yes, that's right!  Closer than I thought also.)  In these last days, Paul says " we WILL work out our salvation in fear and trembling", Philippians 2:12 thru verse 16.  This is a very strict command of the Lord through Paul.  Read it.  Sorry for those who have deceived to think that by asking Jesus into your heart, that after that, you don't have to do a thing.  Obviously if that's what you think, " just go about your life doing your own will and wait to be raptured," you will be sadly disappointed on judgment day.

​Look, we all need to hang up our stinky, filthy self righteous robes...better yet, throw them away.  We have been deceived by the enemy of our salvation, the devil.  The devil would want you to spend eternity in hell because you were ignorant to what the Holy Spirit expects of us as followers of Christ, as children of the Most High God, YHWEH.  We barely even know the LORD!  Most of barely even know Jesus, much less the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the most left out person of the Holy Trinity,  yet the most important in living out our lives IN CHRIST!  If you asked Jesus to be the Lord and savior of your life and did no more than that...do you think your life changed at all?  Where are your fruits?  I'm not talking to all of us, just those who really only wanted fire insurance from hell and an easy road to heaven.

​I hate to be the one to pop your pride bubble, if that's you, but just fearing hell fire for eternity and asking God to save you from going to hell, is far from insurance to hell's fire.  There is a change that needs to take place in your heart and mind.  Jesus promised us that "He and the Father would come to live with us, even " IN " us.  That is a spiritual rebirth that has ramifications, that possesses change.  If Christ is living in you, you will be compelled to do things differently than before you asked Jesus into your life and you would continue to become bolder and bolder in doing the will of Christ.  Does, " Because God is Holy, you must be Holy," ring a bell?

​Simply put beloved, and I call you beloved as you are beloved by the Lord and all Christians because of God's perfect will for all mankind to be saved and spend eternal life in Heaven with God, with Christ, with the Holy Spirit...all the angels and saints.  Think of that!  What a glorious time that will be!

​But, "Where are you with the fear of God?"  The most important lesson we will learn if you have not learned to fear God, is to realize WHO YOU ARE in the presence of  ALMIGHTY GOD...if you felt nothing, then you are right, we are nothing.  On the other hand, our creator God is the same God that created the heavens and the earth with just the breath of his mouth, "speaking all things into existence through the Power of His Word.  Do you think we can be so bold to even look into His face and live?  I don't think so, even with His great love for us, at least while we are still living in our sinful bodies.  Can we talk to God and will He listen?  Of course.  But to know what the substance of God's being is...we can not even imagine it.  The bible is as close as we can get to imagining what God is really like right now.

​How about the 7 spirits of God.  Do you know about the seven fold spirits of God?  Isaiah 11:2,3 reveal to us the seven spirits of God, also revealed to us in Revelation 4:5.  The First Spirit of God is the Spirit of the Lord.  The second is the Spirits of wisdom, 3) Understanding, 4) counsel, 5) Might, 6) knowledge of God and finally,  7) the Fear of the LORD.   Wow!

​Do you think it is important to know the Fear of the LORD now?  In these last days, if our heart has not been right with you Lord, I want to repent of NOT FEARING YOU!  I am so sorry Lord for taking you granted.  I am so sorry for not wanting to do your will, but living like a careless young immature child, doing only what I felt like doing in this life.  " Teach me your ways Oh LORD."  Show me how to love you and others while there is still time left.  help me to pray number one.  Help me to be thankful that we can even pray to you and that you listen to us as a Father listens to His children's requests.

​Help me to revere you.  Help me to listen to you, Holy Spirit and what you have for all of us to understand.  " I pray for all of us to receive the Spirit of Wisdom Father, in Jesus name."  I know that time is very short, so help me LORD to hear your voice within me.  To hear what your will is for me today.  Don't make me listen to others tell me what YOUR WILL is for me, tell me yourself Holy Spirit.  Help me never to grieve you Holy Spirit, to cut you off when you are moving in others hearts, or even in my own.  Help me never to blaspheme you Holy Spirit.  I NEVER WANT TO BLASPHEME YOU,  Holy Spirit, in Jesus name, amen.

We have lots to do.  Lots to pray about in these few days we have left beloved.  Do not let another idol moment go by.  Do all things for the glory of God.  Let us start with, "Praying and thanking God in every situation, in all things..." 1 Thessalonians 5:17,18,19.

Have a blessed and Holy Day, in Jesus name.

Mark 


01/02/2017 -WHAT HAS GOD PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM IN 2017?

"That is what the Scriptures mean when They say, " No eye has seen,  no ear has heard,  and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.   But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit.  For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us, God's children, God's deepest secrets."  1 Corinthians 2:9,10.

2017 will be a year full of surprises, that we can be assured of !   Things that are happening right now all around us that have never happened before and many more things happening that are more frightening than ever before. 

Just to name a few, if you have been following the global news, ( not that national news can be scary also,) you would know that major rivers throughout the world, including in TEXAS, USA., have been turning blood red overnight!  That's right, normal color streams and rivers turning blood red over night!

Animals are mysteriously dying off by the tens of thousands world wide!  Fish, whales, dolphins are dying like never before, washing up on ocean shores by the hundreds of thousands in some places, and by the thousands in other places including the United States, but assuredly, all over the world.  Fish are dying by the thousands in lakes,  streams and clear water rivers with no apparent reason.

​Famine has struck in every nation throughout the world including the United States.  Pestilences are ramped, especially the flu throughout North America,  China and many of the Asian countries.  Birds such as chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys are becoming infected through out much of Asia, North America and other parts of the world.

You may have already heard about the increase in world wide earthquakes.  What I'm about to share with you is new information I have just learned a couple of days ago, about the increase in 5.0 and higher earthquakes world wide in just the past nearly 50 years. 

​Let's go back to 1973, there were 4,539 earthquakes world wide.  1974: 4,528 earthquakes.  Sounds like 4,500 quakes each year is pretty normal...then in the year 2,000, there were 19,131 earthquakes world wide at or above 5.0.  In 2012, 19,492 earthquakes, then, in 2013, the number of earthquakes 5.0 and greater JUMPED to 89,622.  Then, a year later, 2014, 118,404 earthquakes.​  In 2015 there were 118,955 serious earthquakes world wide.  In 2016, as of December 1st, the world had 110,000 earthquakes.

​Jesus warned us that in the last days there would be many earthquakes everywhere in the world. So, why suddenly so many earthquakes world wide?  We are having earthquakes in places that have not had earthquakes in centuries!  Places like Jerusalem, Israel.  Have you been effected by any earthquakes recently or in the past?  I live in Alaska.  We are right on the Pacific rim, also known as the ring of fire.  I have a link to the Alaska earthquake center website.  They record each day in excess of thirty earthquakes on a normal day in or near Alaska.  Many are right in the region Maryna and I live.  Earthquakes come and go just like that.  No warning.  Some last a few minutes, some for less than twenty seconds. 

​We are in for some very perilous days beloved.  Days like have never been seen before by our generation.  Prepare yourself and your family for some real shockers.  Right now, the biggest threat that most people don't know about in America, the United States specifically, is there is a huge military presence of UN soldiers near major cities like Denver, CO., in Texas, and throughout the lower 48 states.  FEMA camps have been built all over the United States in recent years, unknown to the media, with prison camp enforcement and guard towers built around each facility.  Our NEW military soldiers have been going through special training to fight urban warfare.  War equipment such as tanks, Humvie troop carriers,  rocket launchers, armored motorcycles, military tracter trailer rigs, gasoline trucks can be seen more often than not on the state highways from Washington State to Connecticut to Florida and California.  Truck drivers talk about a presence of military all up and down the interstate highways as though we were in full all out war already.

​Then you have the Obama administration stirring up trouble like never before in his 8 years in office.  What Obama has done in the past two months alone shows that Obama wants a war with whomever will engage with him.  Russia, China, North Korea just to name a few.  His actions against Israel are staggering.  Stab Israel in the back on your way out...if he even leaves.  Many have said that Obama will be our last president.

So what can we as followers of Christ do?  We have the most powerful weapon in the world beloved.  Prayer.  PRAYER !  This is a time to pray for God's will to be done.  A time to pray for Grace and Mercy over the world.  A time to pray for our enemies that Christ wants to also save from eternal hell fire.  We as Christians know we have very little time left before Jesus returns for His Bride, the church.  We don't want to waste any time doing nothing.

Now is the time to spend more time alone with the Lord our God in our secret place, in our closet to pray and just listen to the Lord to tell us what we should do next.  Listen for names of people the Lord wants to assign us to pray for, for salvation, for deliverance, for protection.  We all have relatives who do not know Jesus.  We all have neighbors that we know who do not know Jesus.  The list goes on, but we must spend that quiet intimate time alone with our creator to really get to know Him and what His will is for us in the remaining time left on earth before Jesus comes again.

So,  Looking at Isaiah 11 this morning,  I think all of us need to look at Isaiah 11 for a glimpse into the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven to see what God wants us to know about this GLORIOUS PLACE CALLED HEAVEN which He has gone to prepare a place for those who love Him.  Enjoy the JOY of the Lord in all His creation today.  Blessings of Love and Peace in Christ in 2017.

Mark and Maryna 


12/30/2016               YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN

" No one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit." and, " Nicodemus, a Jewish ruler and leader came to Jesus one night.  He was a Pharisee. "Rabbi, he said, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God.  For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him." Jesus replied, " verily I tell you, unless you are born again,  you cannot see the Kingdom of God."  John 3:5, 1,2,3.

​Nicodemus was a Jewish ruler.  He was an elder, an older man versed in the scriptures and a teacher himself, a Pharisee.  He was a leading teacher in the Jewish council.  Yet, he had heard Jesus preach in the Jewish Synagogue and was captured by Jesus' knowledge and interpretation of the scriptures.  Not only that, Nicodemus sensed something different about Jesus, a presence with him unlike any other Jewish teacher Nicodemus had ever met.​​  But, Nicodemus needed to talk with Jesus, even knowing that the other Jewish leaders did not like Jesus nor anyone who seemed interested in Jesus or his teachings.

​So Nicodemus traveled at night, hoping no one would see him as he met with Jesus Christ.  The conversation, as we see in John chapter 3 is very intense for Nicodemus.  " What must I do to be born again?" Then Jesus answers with a question, " I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe, How  then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?" John 3:12

​I think that when all was said and done, Jesus gave Nicodemus what he was looking for, eternal life, being born again.

​Are you born again?  I was born again in April of 1970.  It was quite an experience for me.  I heard angels singing, I experienced the touch of Jesus hand on my head and heard His voice as clear as a bell.  I had a very awakening experience in being born again.  The life I lived up to the day I experienced Jesus for the very first time in my life, was one of wreck less, careless living.  I had never read a bible in my life before this day, I had never really believed in God and was a wild 19 year old doing all the things a good young man should never be doing, period.

​There was a dramatic change within me that I felt.  Like someone had slugged me in the stomach as hard as they could, it knocked the breath out of me for a moment.  Then Jesus began to speak to me as though he really knew me. 

I listened.  He spoke.  He told me about a few different things that happened to me when I was much younger, a toddler even.  Jesus told me about Traumatic things that only I knew about.  At the time, as Jesus was talking to me, I did not know it was Jesus talking to me.  In fact, as He talked to me, after the hard blow to the stomach, I was bent over, face down on my knees and a very firm hand was on my head holding my head down.  I could not see Jesus face. 

​After Jesus told me these things about myself, I asked him, not knowing that He was Jesus, " What is your name?"  ( I thought he might be a god or maybe even an angel because He knew things about me.  I didn't know God the Father or Jesus or the Holy Spirit at the time, so I had no clue who God was or that He would even talk to me.)  So, immediately after I asked Him who He was, He paused, then said in a gentle yet powerful manner, " JESUS." 

I knew about Jesus, that He was the Son of God, so when Jesus told me He was Jesus, I felt like leaping for Joy, I was so happy!

​Jesus and I had quite a long conversation after that.  He did most of the talking.  At the end of the talk, Jesus told me two important things that I needed to remember.  ONE, " my life was not my own to do my will, but to do His will and TWO, that I needed to get to know Him.  " How do I get to know you," I asked Jesus?  Jesus then said to me, ( still holding my head down so I couldn't see His face,) " If you want to get to know me, get to know my Word."  " Get to know your Word," I said?

​" I don't get it."   I then heard Jesus laugh out loud, " I knew you would say that," you have spoken the truth for the first time in your life," Jesus said to me laughing.  " Don't worry, I will send someone to teach you the Word," Jesus said.

Then, the Lord Jesus said to me, " I have to leave now, but remember this, I will always be with you."

Then I suddenly felt the pressure of that strong hand on my head let up.  I wanted to see Jesus, so I quickly tried to lift my head up so I could see Jesus ascending up into the sky. ( I was outside at the time.)  As I quickly tried to look up to get a quick glimpse of Jesus, I felt like my head weighed a thousand pounds.  I could not lift my head up but very slowly with much resistance.  What I finally saw as I could finally see above me, was a large round cloud all by itself slowly spinning in a clockwise direction.  It was slowly ascending up into the sky, surrounded by one of the brightest, bluest skies I have ever seen.  This all took place at Huntington Beach, California on a Saturday morning in early April, 1970.  I will never forget that day as long as I live.  I was in the Pacific Ocean at the time of Jesus visitation.  I had been trying to learn how to body surf by myself (stupid thing to do) when I had gotten myself into a cross current that was pulling me out to sea.  At the time Jesus spoke with me and I experienced being born again, I was so far out from the beach that I could hardly see land. 

​So, my whole point in sharing this testimony is not to impress you with what Jesus did to get my attention so that He could baptize me with water and fire ( His Spirit, the Holy Spirit) but to share with you that I was, in my opinion, a rebellious, back biting lying cheating stealing thieving canniving dishonest selfish disrespectful ungrateful drug/alcohol driven manipulative immoral sexual predator...bound for hell living in the palm of the devil's hand.  Jesus picked me up out of the water where I was going to drown at the time, He knocked the devil out of me with one blow of His breath and wrapped me in a blanket of His Mighty Love. 

Jesus Christ changed me that day from a dead young man to a New Living being, born of the Spirit and destined to be a living Child of the Most High God!  By the way.  This wonderful born again experience came with a cost...my life.  Literally.  "My life was no longer my own to do what I wanted, but what Jesus wanted of my life."   It has been a long, wonderful, suffering at times, full of Joy, painful but not so much that it killed me journey from being a free spirited 19 year old to godly servant and brother of Jesus Christ at nearly 66 years old.

​Why am I sharing this with you today?  Because some of you reading this today needed to hear the encouragement for yourself, because you are just like I was back when I was a young man.  Or, maybe you know someone like I was whom you have given up on and said, " Oh to hell with him or her," " she's not worth it or he's not worth it."  Or, you have a grandson or a son who you just can't figure out why they have thrown their life away when they had everything going for them...so you thought.

​There is no reason to ever give up.  God hears all your prayers.  He knows what you have been going through, the sufferings, the struggles just to be happy, the bitterness, the sorrows, the tears...  It's never too late...no never!  And maybe they have gone clean and it seemed they were going to make it and then...disappointment, backslidden.  Not one time, no not two or three times, but time after time after time to the point that misery is all you can see now.

​Just thank God, thank Jesus that He died for all sins of the world, even the sin of your loved lost one.  Keep praying for them.  Keep thanking Jesus for saving them.  Keep on loving them and showing them you love them no matter what.  yes it's hard.  But, put yourself in their shoes.  They are fighting against all evil, the devil and demons so many you can't even count them.  The flames of hell are licking at their feet, but don't you give up on them!  Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.  Nothing is impossible with God.  With Christ, all things are possible.  Do you believe this?  Then thank Jesus, thank God the Father Almighty, the Most High God.  You lost one is found.  Thank you Jesus for all you do for us that we don't even know.  Thank you for your love, your light that catches our eye in a world that is dark and FULL of evil and corrupt creatures that you protect us from daily without even knowing they are all around us...oh Thank you Jesus!  Thank you Holy Spirit!  Thank you Heavenly Father.

​So, are we in the last days?  You better believe it.  How much longer do we have?  Not long, but just enough time to pray for one more lost person to be found!  Keep on praying beloved, every chance you get.  And if you suffer, give it up to the Lord in thanksgiving.  "Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God! "  Blessed are the pure in heart,  for they will see God."​  Thank you Lord for your grace and mercies to save us.  Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for our sin.  Thank you Jesus for making us born again when we asked you to.  Thank you Holy Spirit for coming to live in us when we were born again, so that your Spirit would grow up in us to make us pleasing to you.  Forgive us for taking so long to come around, to know you and Love you as your Word tell us to do.  Help us to love others, help us to love our enemies and to pray for them  so that you can come again Jesus and take us to Heaven with you and your angels.  Thank you Jesus. 

Thank you for each day as you bless us with another.  Thank you for each year that you give us.  I pray that 2017 will be a year that will bring about many saved lost people to the cross of Christ and that there will be a flood of born again believers in Christ written in your Lambs book of Life this year to be with you forever, Lord Jesus.  Amen.  You are awesome Lord Jesus...we Love you, we bless you and we look forward to being with you forever Dear Jesus!

​Mark and Maryna

12/29/2016    HOW WE TREAT  ISRAEL  AND THE  JEWS  EVERYWHERE  MEANS EVERYTHING

" I will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who treat you with contempt, ( curse Israel.)  Genesis 12:3.

Beloved.  We are living right now in a time of count down.  If you live in the United States of America, and you are reading this website because you accidently found it or someone said," Go to this website," I just want you to know that we are living on a short count down...from hour to hour, moment to moment, day to day.  Many of you are looking for encouragement during a time of dismal unbelief and despair.  With that last statement said, You are very blessed!  The realization that there is no hope in this world is absolutely a blessing from the Lord!  Draw close to Jesus right now beloved.  That is what the Holy Spirit is urging us to do.  I feel saddened, only because I long to be with Jesus in Heaven more than being here on the earth.  WE know in our hearts that America is over.  It is gone, spent by the course of events spoken of long ago.  The earth, the whole world has served it's purpose,  so for now, it's time now to prepare for the eternal kingdom of God!  All the players are in place for the last events of the world and then...Christ will come.  Praise the Lord!

With that said, I have listened to many prophets very closely for the past 44 years now.  In the early 1970's, I belonged to a small prayer group in Seattle.  We met in the basement of an old Catholic church, Blessed Sacrament.  There people of all different denominations praised and worshiped the One True God and Jesus Christ whom He had sent.  We sang the old hymnal songs and shared scriptures and the joys of knowing Christ each meeting.  We heard testimonies of some of the most incredible miracles of God's grace in action.  We talked about Heaven and what it will be like.  I would have never dreamed that our world would still be going past the year 2000!

Most of us thought that Jesus would come again before the end of the 1970's, no kidding!    In the prayer group we had several prophets who weekly prophesied to our group words of encouragement about how much God the Father Loved us and sent Jesus for us as our Savior and Lord to show His tremendous Love for us.  The baptism of the Holy Spirit was a common experience in our little prayer meeting, as well as deliverance from spirits and demons.  These gifts of the Holy Spirit were in themselves encouragement for us as believers in Christ.  I saw older people come to Christ for the first time, homeless, prostitutes, homosexuals, men and women of all ages and even small children.  It was always a joy to be a part of the whole body of Christ.  Praise the Lord Jesus, for He has done great things!

​Beloved.  I don't need to tell you specifics about what is about to take place in the world in the near future.  The Word tells us exactly what to expect and the Holy Spirit confirms in our spirit the days that are coming to an end. 

The world thinks we are just going through a phase we have gone through before.  Wrong!  Don't fool yourself if that is your mindset.  Our Great God and Father is in control.  He is in control of the heavens and the earth.  He is in charge of the tides, the mountains, the prairies.  He is the keeper of all wildlife, all plant life, all weather, all conditions of the earth.  We can put our full trust in Him in these last days.  He has given us a free will to choose.  Choose Jesus if you haven't yet.  Just ask Jesus into your heart and confess with you mouth that you are a sinner, saved by grace and faith in the One and only Lord, Jesus Christ, who died for you on a cross and rose from the dead to defeat the devil and all his evil works forever.

​Time is very short.  There is no more time left now for scooping up anything and everything to hoard for the future.  There is only time now to pray for those we know who are still lost, who are unsaved, unbelievers in Jesus Christ.  " No one can come to me unless the Father draw them."  John 6:44.

​The signs the Lord has told us to watch for in the last days have all been fulfilled now.  One of the last ones is the destruction of Israel.  " When all the nations of the earth have turned against thee, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations.  All who try to move it will only injure themselves." Zechariah 12:3.  Obama and John Kerry just sealed Americas judgment turning their backs on Israel, condemning Israel with the curse of the world, the UN.

​Now, draw close to the Lord while you still have time.  Pray, Pray, Pray for all your family members to turn from their sinful  live styles to Jesus for forgiveness of sin and eternal life forever in Heaven with Christ.  Judgment day is upon us beloved.  Honor the Lord in your worship and thanksgiving, praise and honor.  Open the gates wide, for the King of Kings is entering in, coming for His pure spotless bride.  Are you ready Church?  Put on your robe of righteousness, Christ the Lord!

​See you in the Holy of Holies, the café of the Lord God Almighty, thank you Jesus...

Start by going to My Utmost for His Highestafter you have finished here.  I believe you will find encouragement and rest for your soul there also. 

Mark and Maryna

12/28/2016  " Blessed are the poor in spirit...blessed are the pure in heart...for the kingdom of God belongs to them... for they shall see God..." Matthew 5:8

​I must tell you, where I live and those that I know best, they are far from poor in spirit or pure in heart.  I'm not condemning them for their disconcerting hearts, but people's mouth reveals what is in their hearts, right?   A proud heart is what I'm talking about.  Lord have mercy on the man with a proud heart.  This proud spirit is a demon from hell that doesn't need anyone or anyone's help for anything.  I don't know about you, but it seems that many people in the United States of America fit in this very shallow box...and we have all been there, haven't we?  It's a very lonely place, to be so proud of yourself and your accomplishments that you don't listen to anyone or even for a moment feel you need anyone other than yourself.  This is anti-Christ.

​With the Christmas celebration of the Christmas holiday already over, for many Christian Americans, they have already begun to put their Christmas decorations away along with their Christmas spirit.  There is a sense of, being back to "business as usual."  Unfortunately, that is the way most people are.  It is the way of the world beloved, and we must NEVER have anything to do with the world.  We are called out of the darkness into the marvelous light of Christ.  We are alive in Christ!  We have much to do as we prepare for the return of Jesus Christ SOON and very SOON to pick up His Bride, the Bride of Christ.  Are you ready for this awesome, wonderful day?!!

​I hope so.  Living in these last days has an excitement that is second to no other excitement or experience this world has to offer.  But during this time, we have been given a window of time to pray for those we know who are still in the world, still living with "business as usual" thinking. 

Thinking about their job number one, thinking about what they need to do to take care of themselves, planning their future, their retirement, where they want to travel to, vacations, pleasures.  There is nothing wrong with enjoying some time with those you love, enjoying some momentary pleasures, but we don't have time to plan and waste much time doing just that.

​There are people who are suffering all around us, the poor in spirit.  There are the meek and humble who have barely anything.  We have many who need our help.  There are the sick, the homeless, the helpless, the lonely.  We all know these people.  We can help.  We know nations that are suffering.  Israel is being ganged up by nearly every nation on the face of the earth...that in it's self shows us we are near the end times.  There is little time left beloved.  Get yourself ready.  Get your house in order.  The King of Kings is on His Way!

​Pray, pray, pray.  "Pray in the Spirit," as Paul says,  Ephesians 6:18,  "Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.  Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere."

​Do we realize what is about to take place in the world?  Do you not sense in the Holy Spirit that big trouble is about to settle over us like a dark cloud, a storm of storms?  Oh, I just don't know what is more important than praying in the Spirit.  The bible says, " We don't know what to pray for in Romans 8:26, 27.  " We don't know what we ought to pray for,  but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through groanings, wordless groans that cannot be expressed in words.  And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying,  for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will."  Amen. 

​Turn your heart upon Jesus.  Look full into His wonderful face...and the things of the world will grow strangely dim, in the light of His Glory and Grace...

​Blessings in Christ Jesus beloved.

​Mark and Maryna

12/24/2016  " Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given to us...Wonderful counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."  Isaiah 9:6,  "Christ the Lord." 

​May the Blessing of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, " God is with us," be your Christmas gift from the Father's heart.  We have all things," In Him.  Peace, Joy, Love and Hope for the future, in Christ Jesus!

  MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!  Mark and Maryna

12/22/2016  " There is a way that appears to be right,  but in the end it leads to death.  Proverbs 14:12.

​This very verse, Proverbs 14:12,  has been a bright light for my path, which simply means, "there are always two different paths before us every day, EVERY DAY, starting when we first wake up in the morning.   Before we ever get out of bed, there is a path that is God's way and there is a path that is man's way.  God's way leads us to eternal life each day.  Man's way leads us closer to death each day.

One path we can jump out of bed and hit the ground running, never looking back...and the other path, we pray about before we even pull the covers off to step out of bed.  We have very few choices we have to make when we walk with Jesus every day.  One decision is to determine that we are not going to start our day without first acknowledging our Creator God, giving thanks that we don't even have to think about breathing or listening for that still quiet voice of the Lord saying, " Go this way today, or go that way," because we automatically hear from God first thing in the morning! 

The fact that Our Lord has given us yet another day to praise His Holy Name, to live for Jesus and to do what we can to bless others brings us much joy and thankful hearts. 

Everything else, the bible says, above all else we need to "pray in all things," Philippians 4:6, 7., 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 18. 

In these end times, the times we live out now, are very critical to the glory of God.  There are way too many souls out there who do not know Jesus who need to know about Jesus each day.  Unless we make that our first priority in every day, to look for someone we can share Jesus with, our day could be wasted for what?  No, " As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!"  Joshua 24:15

​Look!  We should have already run out of time in this life on this earth...just a couple of months ago, things looked pretty bad for Christians in the world, especially in the USA.  Many Christians now think that Donald Trump is going to save us all...wrong.  Yes, Donald Trump is send by God to lead Americans back to their knees, but he is not in any way shape or form going to move anything that is outside of God's will. 

The Lord is counting on intercessors to spiritually fight each day tremendous battles that only the bride of Christ can fight!  Too many luke warm Christians still don't get it.  Just sitting back doing nothing because we will be " Raptured out of here" before things get too bad, is not scriptural.   We do not realize just how close we came to being thrown under the bus and could still be thrown under the bus...learning the hard way to be obedient to sacrificing our sufferings for Jesus for His Sake and His will.  OUR LIVES DO NOT BELONG TO US ANYMORE BELOVED.  OUR LIVES BELONG TO THE LORD TO DO HIS WILL, NOT OUR WILL.

​Jesus paid a ridiculous price for our souls!  Jesus paid the price of His own life nailed to the cross at Calvary until he died for our lives!  Jesus gave His life for us so that He could defeat the works of the devil and defeat death once and for all time where by we might have eternal life through Jesus Christ forever. 

This willing gift of Christ was to pay the price for our sins on the cross that we might have eternal life in Heaven with Christ.  Jesus paid our debt once and for all, paid in full!  That is the Good News the whole world needs to hear.

​" If you will make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no harm, no evil will come near your home.  For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go."  Psalm 91:9, 10, 11.  Go read the rest of Psalm 91.  Then go read Psalm 34 in it's entirety.  Then tell me how much our LORD God Almighty loves us.

​We do have our work cut out for us beloved, for the rest of our days!  The devil knows his time is short and will be working overtime on us, especially those who belong to the Lord's team.  We are under watch 24/ 7.  Avoid sin, evil or any appearance of evil.  Keep vigilant, pray in all things and don't forget to pray in the spirit at all times as Paul reminds us to do in Ephesians 6:18, " And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people."  This is God's will for those who are in Christ Jesus! 

​Maryna and I hope that everyone everywhere is experiencing the joy of the Christmas season.  We pray a special blessings for families and people who are in war torn nations, that the Lord will shower you with His Peace and protection and especially His personal Love in dreams and visions.  We pray that the Lord will reach out to you through those around you who have more than most and that you will experience the generosity of God's Love for you through these brothers and sisters in Christ, in Jesus name, Amen.  Lord, bless those who need you and your love the most, in Jesus name, Amen.

​Mark and Maryna