Keeping Watch

If anyone is looking for reassurance of the Revelation 12 sign, this is a video that was in my youtube recommendations this morning.  I do not confirm the day or hour we go home, cause it goes against everything I have been taught,  but we can certainly look toward His undeniable sign of His returning so very soon. When God woke me up to it months ago, I set about researching, praying for wisdom and studying scripture. I have never before in all the years of prophesying the time of the end, felt they would amount to anything until now.  I am finding that more and more, that the world and everything it offers has lost it’s shine. Or better said (nothing new under the sun). I am now looking constantly toward sharing Jesus,  living in and sharing His word and most of all… going home!

Message and other great links from the youtube description box if you need further informatiion.

Published on May 17, 2017

Too often, we are hearing that it is bad or against God to look up in the Heavens and see prophecy fulfilled. We, in our generation have lost the true knowledge of the hosts of Heaven and today we take a peek with scripture, that not only is it ok to look up, but we can actually find knowledge above.

Chuck Missler on the 12 Mazzaroth (constellations) and the story of redemption found in them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ6sz…

Revelation 12 in 15 minutes (get up to speed with the 9/23/17 alignment)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot0cP…

Celestial C-Section (Debunks all debunks)
http://www.unsealed.org/2017/05/the-c…

Unsealed youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/amesseng…

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I just want to be sure I post once as a trumpet to all who have eyes to see and ears to hear. He is giving us a very distinct, pre-warned biblical sign and opening Revelation, Daniel, well pretty much the whole bible like never before.  He wants us to know this is from Him in the time it is relevant for us to receive it’s truth.

Oh and the post about Trump last week was confirmed via many watchers putting together the whole picture of what happened that weekend of Israel visit a few days later. I was correctly discerning God’s message to share.  He always gives confirmation when He leads. I love that about Him.

Praise Jesus!!! Look Up My Friends… Look Up!

 

 

 

Troubled Times

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If you’re experiencing a time of turbulence in your life, this post is for you. Psalm 46:1 tells us, “God is our refuge and strength, an everpresent help in trouble.” Regardless of your circumstances, God is with you and for you. Our God is not far off.
This doesn’t necessarily mean our troubles will disappear, but it does mean that God will walk with us through our trials. Like a good friend, God promises to stick with us and provide encouragement, hope and a reminder of our potential through and beyond our current situation.  In order to actually trust God we must first understand the nature of God and how he often works in our lives. God is sovereign over all, and his love and wisdom exceed anything we’re fully capable of grasping. Consider Romans 8:35-39,
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? . . . No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This passage makes it clear that God is all-powerful, nothing can hinder his love for us, and his desire that we live victoriously in our lives. It’s important to remember, however, that God’s ways are higher than our ways(Isaiah 55:8-9). This often means that his timetable is different than our timetable. Even our answered prayers may look different than how we expect or hope they will look. Regardless of when or how God sees us through our hardships, we must trust that he is the one that ultimately knows what’s best for us. Don’t allow fear to drive you away from God-cling to him in your trial! 
Here are a few practices that will help you maintain your faith in God’s presence and goodness. 
  1. Take a moment to consider everything you’re fearful of right now. Then compare those things to God’s truth. How do they line up? Perhaps you’re afraid that you aren’t good enough, but God’s Word says you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13). God’s truth says that his grace is sufficient and his “strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians12:8-10). Responding to negative self-talk with God’s Word is powerful. It will help you look at life through God’s eyes. 
  2. Surround yourself with believers who will build you up and encourage you to fight the good fight. Sometimes all we need is a believing friend to spur us on in trusting God when the way forward may not seem clear. Allow your friends to be there with you and minister to you!
  3. Ask God to continue transforming your thoughts and to help you maintain a right understanding of what’s true of you and your life.

 

 

 

http://onlygodcanmovie.com/faith/maintaining-faith-during-hard-times/

Salvation Through Grace Alone

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Question: “Is salvation by faith alone, or by faith plus works?”

Answer: This is perhaps the most important question in all of Christian theology. This question is the cause of the Reformation, the split between the Protestant churches and Catholic Church. This question is a key difference between biblical Christianity and most of the “Christian” cults. Is salvation by faith alone, or by faith plus works? Am I saved just by believing in Jesus, or do I have to believe in Jesus and do certain things?

The question of faith alone or faith plus works is made difficult by some hard-to-reconcile Bible passages. Compare Romans 3:28, 5:1 and Galatians 3:24 with James 2:24. Some see a difference between Paul (salvation is by faith alone) and James (salvation is by faith plus works). Paul dogmatically says that justification is by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), while James appears to be saying that justification is by faith plus works. This apparent problem is answered by examining what exactly James is talking about. James is refuting the belief that a person can have faith without producing any good works (James 2:17-18). James is emphasizing the point that genuine faith in Christ will produce a changed life and good works (James 2:20-26). James is not saying that justification is by faith plus works, but rather that a person who is truly justified by faith will have good works in his/her life. If a person claims to be a believer, but has no good works in his/her life, then he/she likely does not have genuine faith in Christ (James 2:14, 17, 20, 26).

Paul says the same thing in his writings. The good fruit believers should have in their lives is listed in Galatians 5:22-23. Immediately after telling us that we are saved by faith, not works (Ephesians 2:8-9), Paul informs us that we were created to do good works (Ephesians 2:10). Paul expects just as much of a changed life as James does: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). James and Paul do not disagree in their teaching regarding salvation. They approach the same subject from different perspectives. Paul simply emphasized that justification is by faith alone while James put emphasis on the fact that genuine faith in Christ produces good works.

https://www.gotquestions.org/salvation-faith-alone.html

Praying Effectively for the Lost

A GREAT ARTICLE I FOUND. IN THE DAYS WE ARE LIVING, WE ARE CALLED MORE THAN EVER TO INTERCEDE. WE HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND COWORKERS AND ACQUAINTANCES AND COUNTLESS PEOPLE WHO ARE LUKEWARM OR LOST. WE NEED TO STAND IN THE GAP NIGHT AND DAY. FOR THE TRUTH IS, WE OURSELVES WOULD NOT BE AWAKE IF SOMEONE HAD NOT PRAYED FOR US. HE IS COMING AND THE TIME IS NOW!

UNDERSTANDING THE NECESSITY
The lost will not and indeed cannot be saved unless someone prays for them. This is a shocking statement that sounds unbelievable until we view the Biblical portrayal of the lost as being: children of the devil (John 8:44), under the authority of Satan (Acts 26:18), a strong man’s house (Mark 3:27), prisoners of war (Isaiah 14:17) and blinded to the gospel (II Corinthians 4:3-4).

All of these are daunting reasons why we must pray for the lost if they are to have any hope of salvation. But let’s focus just on spiritual blindness for a moment. II Corinthians 4:3-4 says, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost; in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” This passage clearly teaches that Satan has blinded the minds of the lost specifically to keep them from understanding the gospel.

Lewis Sperry Chafer says, “The blinding or veiling of the mind, mentioned in II Corinthians 4:3-4, causes a universal incapacity to comprehend the way of salvation, and is imposed upon unregenerate man by the arch enemy of God in his attempts to hinder the purpose of God in redemption. It is a condition of mind against which man can have no power” (Chafer 57).

One of the greatest preachers of all time was Charles H. Spurgeon. Listen as he shares the testimony of his conversion: “I confess that I had been tutored in piety, put into my cradle by prayerful hands, and lulled to sleep by songs about Jesus. I had heard the Gospel continually. Yet, when the Word of the Lord came to me with power, it was as new as if I had lived among the unvisited tribes of Central Africa and had never heard the tidings of the cleansing foundation filled with blood, drawn from the Savior’s veins.
When for the first time I received the Gospel and my soul was saved, I thought that I had never really heard it before. I began to think that the preachers to whom I had listened had not truly preached it. But, on looking back, I am inclined to believe that I had heard the Gospel fully preached many hundreds of times before. This was the difference: I then heard it as though I did not hear it. When I did hear it, the message may not have been any clearer in itself than it had been at former times, but the power of the Holy Spirit was present to open my ears and to guide the message to my heart.

Then I thought I had never heard the truth preached before. Now I am persuaded that the light shone often on my eyes, but I was blind; therefore, I thought that the light had never come there. The light was shining all the while, but there was no power to receive it. The eyeball of the soul was not sensitive to the divine beams” (Spurgeon 26-28).
Spurgeon’s testimony is a powerful illustration of how ineffective the gospel is to a mind that is blinded to it. Sharing the gospel with those for whom no one has prayed is like encouraging a blind man to view a beautiful sunset with you. It is a hopeless case, for he is blind. He cannot see!

And unless the Holy Spirit removes the demonic blinders and opens his mind and heart to the gospel, he cannot be saved because the things of God are “foolishness to him” (I Corinthians 2:14). The Greek word for foolishness is “moria” from which moron is derived. Webster’s defines moron as “the highest classification of mental deficiency, above imbecile and idiot.” So, a lost person sees the gospel as moronic and stupid, but it is the “strong man” in his life that causes this negative attitude toward the gospel.
To try to share the gospel with someone in this condition (which includes every lost person for whom no one is praying) may even do more harm than good. Jessie Penn-Lewis says, “Until we recognize the strong man ‘fully armed’ at the back of all darkness of thought, and blindness to the Gospel, we shall not do much towards bringing men out of the power of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. And until we know how to take heed to the Lord’s warning and first bind the strong man, the attempts we make to ‘spoil his goods’ will only enrage him, and enable him to strengthen his armour, and guard his palace in peace” (Penn-Lewis 42-3).

Once we understand the importance of praying for souls to be saved, we must learn how to do it. In the January, 1979 issue of Fullness Magazine, Manley Beasley wrote an article entitled “Praying for the Lost.” This is his opening statement: “Praying for the lost is an area about which much is said but little is known or understood.” It is like trying to open a locked safe without knowing the combination; no matter how valuable are the contents, we eventually get frustrated and quit.

But eternal souls for whom Christ died are much too valuable for us to quit. Therefore, we must learn how to pray effectively for them. As a matter of fact, it may be your prayer that keeps someone out of hell. The well-known revivalist Charles G. Finney said, “In the case of an impenitent friend, the very condition on which he is to be saved from hell may be the fervency and importunity of your prayer for that individual” (Finney 54).

Jesus did only what He saw the Father do (John 5:19). Likewise, we should do only what we see our Lord doing, and what is He doing – “He ever liveth to make intercession” (Hebrews 7:25). We make a grave mistake by labeling some Christians as intercessors. This tends to imply that the rest of us are relieved of the responsibility – NOT SO!!! All of us are to do what we see our Lord doing – praying for others.
So, let’s learn how to pray effectively for the lost and join our Lord in doing the main thing.

THE BIBLICAL BASIS
One of the most powerful means of praying effectively involves presenting strong reasons to God why our prayers must be answered. He even commands us to do this in Isaiah 41:21, “Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons…”
The strongest reasons are always Biblically-based, and there are many such reasons concerning prayer for the lost. I like the way F.J. Huegel expressed it, “If we find a way to harness our puny plea for help to the great purposes of God in the proclamation of the Gospel and the furtherance of Christ’s Kingdom, then we begin to pray with the spirit and vigor of a Paul or a David Brainard or a George Muller or a Praying Hyde, and we must be heard and great things will be wrought” (Huegel 80).

One of the foremost reasons for praying for the lost is our love for them. Prayer has been described as “love on its knees.” Certainly, it was God’s love for mankind that brought Jesus to the cross; it was love for his five brothers that compelled the rich man in hell to pray for them “lest they also come to this place of torment” (Luke 16:27-28); and love will lead us to the place of intercession.

The historic Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago has been mightily used of God to rescue hundreds of souls tottering on the precipice of hell. And it is no surprise to me that the eighteen foot neon sign “PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION” included the reminder MOTHER’S PRAYERS HAVE FOLLOWED YOU. Only eternity will reveal the incredible number of souls that have been saved through the tears and prayers of a mother’s love! Indeed, love is our greatest asset in the saving of souls.

Faith is another Biblical basis for praying for the lost. Jesus said, “All things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23). All things certainly include the salvation of souls. If you can believe God for someone’s salvation, you shall have it.
Four men brought their paralyzed friend to Jesus and, seeing their faith, He said, “Son, thy sins be forgiven thee” (Mark 2:5). Though they brought him to be healed, he also received forgiveness of his sins. This is a wonderful display of the power of faith. Indeed, faith is the coin of the kingdom.

One of my favorite reasons for praying for the lost is the mighty power the Bible ascribes to prayer. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much,” according to James 5:16. We can’t even begin to understand how incredibly powerful prayer really is, for it exerts the most potent influence of any kind in all the universe.

“Prayer is work of such a sublime order that it lies beyond the imagination of men. For when the Christian prays, his capacity to achieve and his power to do good are multiplied a thousand, yea, a hundred thousand fold. This is no exaggeration, the reason being that when man prays, God works” (Huegel 10).

When the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan during World War II, some 92,000 people were killed. But when Assyria besieged Jerusalem causing King Hezekiah to cry out to God on behalf of his people, He sent an angel that slew 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in one night. Hezekiah’s prayer was twice as explosive as the atomic bomb!! If prayer is strong enough to destroy armies, how much more certain is its power to save souls!

If we had no Biblical basis for praying for the lost other than the fact that God expects us to, this would be enough. God was “stunned” when He could not find a single intercessor for Israel (Isaiah 59:16). This tells me that He was expecting to find some.

Listen to Andrew Murray’s comments on God’s seeking for intercessors: “He often had to wonder and complain that there was no intercessor, no one to stir himself up to take hold of His strength. And He still waits and wonders in our day, that there are not more intercessors, that all His children do not give themselves to this highest and holiest work, that many of them who do so, do not engage in it more intensely and perseveringly. He wonders to find ministers of his gospel complaining that their duties do not allow them to find time for this, which He counts their first, their highest, their most delightful, their alone effective work” (Murray 114).

God has placed praying for others the number one priority in our lives. Hear the cry of God’s heart, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men…who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (I Timothy 2:1-4).

The Greek word for first is “proton” and is defined in Strong’s dictionary as being first or foremost in time, place, order, or importance. Since God desires for all men to be saved and since no one can get saved without prayer, is it any wonder that prayer tops the list of things God would have us to do?

Also among the powerful incentives for us to pray for the lost are Biblical examples. The greatest example of all is the Lord Jesus Himself. The prophecy in Isaiah 53 says that Christ “made intercession for the transgressors.” This prophecy was literally fulfilled when on the cross He prayed, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

Jesus should be our constant pattern in praying for others because He is still doing it!! He is our Savior and Lord, King of Kings enthroned in heaven and yet He continues to pray for others even now. Hebrews 7:25 blows my mind, “Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.”

The Apostle Paul is another good example to follow. “My heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved” is his compassionate confession in Roman 10:1. In Born For Battle, R. Arthur Mathews describes my prayer as the “end of the divine search for a man to stand in the gap and to intercede for a people doomed to destruction by their own sin and headstrong rejection of God’s authority in their natural life” (Mathews 104). The only question for us is, “Will we follow their example?”

Although there are many other strong Biblical bases we could cite for this type of intercessory prayer, I want to mention just one more – God has made it our responsibility!!

Being members of God’s “holy priesthood” (I Peter 2:5) makes us responsible for others because priests represent earth to heaven. Our primary task is to stand between mankind and God pleading their case to Him. This is exactly what Aaron did when he took a censor and stood between the living and the dead to halt the plague of death caused by Israel’s sin (Number 16).

Since all of us who are saved are priests, all of us have the responsibility to intercede for the lost, and if we don’t, they will spend forever in a lake of fire. Let S.D. Gordon’s poignant plea speak to our hearts: “I cannot resist the conviction – I greatly dislike to say this, I would much rather not if I regarded either my own feelings or yours. But I cannot resist the conviction that there are people in that lower, lost world who are there because someone failed to put his life in touch with God, and pray” (Gordon 194-95).

My prayer is that you will allow these powerful Biblical reasons to inspire you to pray for the lost as never before.

Written By Lee E. Thomas

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Long Suffering

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There are times in our faith, that it will be tested to what we feel is more than we can handle. During those times, it can be hard to remember it is part of His work in us for our good.

Yesterday, although He prepared me with the above scripture, I lost sight of it in the midst of a moment where my patience was pushed to the brink.  I, in my selfish fleshly heart became indignant that my efforts often seem to fall into a chasm.  I was ready to walk away from what He called me to do and just go back to focusing on myself.

And as Jesus often does, He allows us to have our temper tantrums and then when the heart is ready to listen again, He gently and lovingly corrects.

Today He ministered to me throughout the day about my impatience.   He reminded me of that scripture over and over, along with what He said about going the distance.

And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Matthew 5:41 (NKJV)

He also reminded me that HE placed the calling there.  Even if I quit,  I would never stop being called.  He has a plan for me, and it was shameful of me to forget that I only see what is in front of me.  He knows the whole picture, I don’t.

The truth is, it isn’t about how much effort I put in.  I will never sacrifice even an ounce of what Jesus did.  I will never come close to enduring His long suffering even BEFORE the cross or  how about God’s long suffering with me as I blantantly disregarded my Holy Creator, my Abba Father, THE Alpha And Omega most of my life.  And I became so humbled at my pitiful little sacrifices, which I foolishly felt for a moment, were too heavy to bear. Thankfully, He is a very loving God. Thankfully we live under grace.  Thankfully He is there to catch me when I slip.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NKJV)

Thank you Lord.  Although I so often fall short, you still cast my sins away and wash me white as snow.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12 (KJV)

 

JustFinding Rest

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“Come to me all you who are exhausted and overburdened . . .”

In these few verses in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus is inviting people who are tired and weary to come to him. These are people who are exhausted because they have been working hard. They are also exhausted because they have been doing things on their own, in their own strength.

Maybe they have had the wrong priorities. Maybe they have a wrong understanding of what God requires of them. Perhaps they have even been doing the wrong things. Whatever the case, their efforts have proved to be discouragingly futile.

“And I will give you rest.”

Jesus is calling these weary souls to come to him and he promises relief, rest and refreshment for their souls. Jesus does not promise a rest from work. This whole passage is about learning and working. In the very next verse Jesus invites us to take his yoke, and a yoke is a work implement.

“Take my yoke upon you . . .”

A yoke is a farming implement that joins two animals, such as oxen, together so that the animals can share the workload evenly and become more productive. Sometimes, an older, more experienced animal is yoked with a younger, less experienced animal, so that the older animal can train the younger animal while they work together.

By using the illustration of a yoke, Jesus is asking us to share and be partners with him in his work, in his ministry and service. He is also telling us that he will train us. The word “yoke” was a technical term used in the context of teaching in Judaism. Every rabbi had their own “yoke”, that is, their own interpretation of the Old Testament Scriptures. The rabbis would pass on their own brand of teaching by living in community with his students.

“And learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Jesus wants us to come to him and learn from him in a continuing relationship. He will equip us, teach us, and guide us to be effective in life and service, if we allow him. If we come to Jesus and do things his way, in partnership and communion with him, he promises that we will find rest and refreshment for our souls. In the process, we will become more like our rabbi Jesus: gentle and humble in heart.

“For my yoke is easy . . .”

The yoke that Jesus gives is easy. It is easy because Jesus shares it with us. It is easy because it is productive and useful, and not vain and futile. It is easy because it is correct and life-giving. Moreover, it is easy because it fits well. The picture here is of a yoke that has been custom-fitted for us. Jesus was a builder by trade, possibly a carpenter. A carpenter in Nazareth would most likely have had personal experience in hand-carving wooden yokes. If so, Jesus would have made sure that the yokes he worked on fitted well and were shaped and suited to the individual animals.

While Jesus’ teaching and principles are the same for everyone, our various ministries and missions are different. Your ministry is probably different to mine. As Jesus’ disciples, each of us has been allocated “custom-fitted” ministries, purposes, and roles in life. We live out these ministries and roles by actively partnering with Jesus and following his teaching.

“And my burden is light.”

We do have a yoke: an interpretation of Scripture to live by. And we do have a burden: roles and responsibilities as followers and servants of Jesus. But if we fulfill our role with Jesus close to us, sharing the load, and if we do things his way, in his strength, then our work will not become tiresome or burdensome.

A Heavy Load? Or Justice, Mercy, and Faith?

The “heavy load” in this passage may be referring to the numerous stipulations that the Pharisees had added to the Old Testament Law, the Law given through Moses. These extra regulations were intended to make God’s Law more applicable in everyday life; however, the bewildering detail of the numerous regulations actually made them, on the whole, impractical (Matt. 23:2-4). Moreover, these religious regulations missed God’s intent in his Law: justice, mercy, and faith (Matt. 23:23).

John 1:17 says that “the Law was given through Moses, but Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ.” Jesus wants us to receive and experience the fullness of his grace (John 1:16). He does not want us to be weighed down with unnecessary, religious regulations that miss God’s grace and mercy.

Some Jewish Christian believers tried to put a “yoke” on new Gentile converts to the Christian faith (Acts 15:10) Even though they were believers they did not understand Jesus’ invitation to learn from him and take up his easy yoke.

 

http://newlife.id.au/christian-living/come-to-me/

A Testimony

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This scripture is by far my favorite.  I have come to love them all of course, but this one holds special meaning to me.  You see it was the very first scripture God showed me after He woke me up.

I was raised in the church, Nearly every uncle I have was a minister, I even recall discussing the rapture and tribulation at around 10 years old with my cousin.  But I knew him most of my life in name only.  I didn’t have a sincere relationship, until…

Until a fateful weekend in 2015 which He looked me right in the heart and woke me up.  After that weekend I was never the same… I NEEDED to get my heart right, but I didn’t know where to start. The bible was full of wisdom, I knew so many scriptures, but I didn’t KNOW them.  So in His kindness, He took me to that scripture above where I just left my bible open on a table in my bedroom.  I would read it every time I walked by it.  As the weeks went by, the scripture “took root” if you will. That single scripture and His ministering through it, began a passion for Him I had never known.

Until one day I caught myself quietly singing Amazing Grace as I was moving about the house.  I got to the verse “I was blind but now I see” And there … right there I was suddenly aware of what He had done for me.  All the years of teachings suddenly grew weight…. I saw the cross, the love, the sacrifice, the love, the long suffering, the love, the wrath, the love, the endless, powerful, beyond measure, loving God of Moses, Jacob, Noah, Daniel, the disciples, my precious God met me right where I was and told me…

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7

Delight yourself also in the LordAnd He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” .John 15:5

 He has spent every day since ministering to me through His word and growing in me, to where every day now I pray to be poured out and become who He created me to be.  It is such a beautiful and humbling life He is developing and will continue to work in me until the day He takes me Home to be with Him.

I love His correction, even though I may not always like it at the time.  I love His still small voice when I turn my concerns over to Him.  It’s just such an honor to know that everywhere I go, every struggle I face, every joy I experience, every fear, every blessing… there He is to teach, to comfort, to give rest, to give strength, to give peace, to be in control at all times, no matter what my eyes see.

And for this I say with a most grateful heart… In Jesus name… Amen!

 

Sooner Still

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I am a bit leary to write this post as I do not ever discuss outside of my home prophesy or End Times spotlighting, as it is not something God has normally asked me to do.  I do pay attention to those who do prophesy when it aligns with scripture, as I welcome those in the body of Christ who are given the gift of discernment of coming times.  It is my passion to keep my heart focused in the present time of the final generation.  So please, don’t ask for more clarity than I give here.  I don’t pretend to be more than a humble servant, and only wish to share what was illuminated to me by the Holy Spirit.

Ok, here goes…

The speech trump gave in Saudi Arabia was about to begin, when the Holy Spirit prompted me to write down what I heard.  Never have I felt prompted to do it prior, so I grabbed a note pad and pen with baited breath … I’ve heard some interesting things from him leading up to this, but have never been instructed to log anything.

Before I continue, let me be clear.  I do not pass judgement on Donald Trump and his salvation. I don’t look to any leader at this time to be a sincere Christian.  I believe God is making chess moves (no different than throughout the history of the bible).  He is God, He is definitely in control. This is about what was said, not about the man who said it. It’s all spiritual warfare and I only wish to focus on what is being presented to us who are awake at a very exciting time.

So, I wrote down only the words which stood out and I leave them for you to pray and let the Holy Spirit speak them to your heart the truth of what He wants you to see… (I did put in parenthesis those that seemed to be delusion prepping outside of the obvious peace and safety lulling for the coming New World Order/Religion).

I will start with a scripture that was laid on my heart as the words progressed

Thessalonians 5:1-11 (KJV)

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Here are the words that shouted to my heart in order of which I heard them:

New Chapter

Peace and Security

Security

New Spirit of optimism

Safety

Security

Blessed News

Security

Security

Security

Global Center (prepping)

Beginning of the end

Peace

Epic proportions

Egypt ancient heritage

Red Sea

Potential never been greater

Worship God

Judged (3 times… I just ticked count on the word rather than write it as said so not repeated directly 3 times but over the course of the speech).

Good

Evil

Seeds of destruction

Children of God

Insult to all that is Holy

Ancient soil

Drive them out of the churches

New approaches (Prepping)

Partnerships (Prepping)

Security

Confines of rigid thinking (feeling this is more about the prepping)

Allies who all share goals (same)

Peace

Security

Piety to evil

Soul condemned

Followers of all faiths (prepping)

Protecting equality (prepping)

Practice tolerance (prepping)

No matter their faith (prepping)

Join faiths (prepping)

Peace

Peace

Just

Righteous

Creation of this moment in history

Soul

Peace

Indifferent in presence of evil

Most honorable land

More suffering and despair

Birthplace of a new civilization (not sure if this is for the saints or for more prepping)

Parents who no longer worry or mourn (feels like eternity reference, but not sure)

Prosperity and peace

Just demands

 

And finally I kept feeling a pulling on current King Solomon’s name.  I felt it had significance to our time now as very deliberately significant.

 

So I leave you with the scripture that I came to that I will let you again pray and seek wisdom….

1 Kings 9:1-9(KJV)

And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do,That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.And the Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the Lord done thus unto this land, and to this house?9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the Lord their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the Lord brought upon them all this evil.

 

 

 

Practical Worship

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Some practical suggestions on how to grow as a true worshiper of the Father:

1. MAKE SURE THAT YOU TRULY BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR AND LORD.

You don’t worship to gain eternal life; you worship because God has given you eternal life. Worship is your response after you have believed in God’s grace through Christ’s death on your behalf.

2. ESTABLISH A DAILY TIME ALONE WITH GOD IN THE WORD AND PRAYER.

I cannot over-emphasize this. Worship is your response to the truth that God has revealed in His Word. Prayer is a response to the truth of the Word. Without spending consistent time alone with the Lord, your soul will shrivel up. You won’t worship.

3. ELIMINATE ALL OF THE GARBAGE FROM THE WORLD THAT HINDERS YOUR GROWTH IN WORSHIPING GOD.

The world is constantly competing for our worship. It bombards us daily through the media. If a TV show or movie defiles you or crowds out your daily time with the Lord, cut it out. If the computer gobbles up your time, you’ve got to restrict it. If you’re yielding to the temptation to view porn on your computer, you’re in serious spiritual trouble (Matt. 5:27-30)! You cannot glorify God with your body unless you flee from immorality (1 Cor. 6:18-20). You’ve got to discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness (1 Tim. 4:7), because true worship is inseparable from godliness.

4. PUT AWAY DISTRACTIONS ON SUNDAY MORNINGS AND DON’T BE A DISTRACTION TO OTHER WORSHIPERS.

Don’t read the bulletin during singing or the sermon. If you have a medical condition that requires you to use the restroom during the worship service, sit near the back and on an aisle so you don’t disturb others. If you’re thirsty, you can wait until the service is over to get a drink. If your child is a distraction to others, take him to the nursery or out of the service.

5. IGNORE OTHERS AROUND YOU AND REMEMBER THAT GOD IS THE AUDIENCE.

There is a balance here. We should feel free to express our love to God outwardly without worrying about what others think of us. David danced before the Lord even though it embarrassed his wife, but God sided with David (2 Sam. 6:14-23). On the other hand, if you’re so demonstrative that you’re distracting others and calling attention to yourself, you’re out of balance. “All things must be done properly and in an orderly manner” (1 Cor. 14:40).

6. SPEND TIME WORSHIPING GOD IN HIS CREATION.

Wherever you are, pay attention to what God has made: the night sky with its stars; the sun to warm the day and give light (Ps. 19:1-6); the flowers, the birds, the butterflies, and even the bugs; your body, which is fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14). In Romans 1:18-21, Paul indicts ungodly people who have ignored the evidence of the Creator that is all around them in His creation. Their sin was that they did not honor God or give thanks. In other words, they didn’t worship the Creator. But that’s our ultimate priority!

https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-23-priority-true-worship-john-423-24

Strong Foundation

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Build your life on the strong foundation (7:24–25). Jesus says, “The only way to build a strong foundation is by obeying His words.” He begins His parable in 7:24 with the word “therefore,”which looks back to the entire Sermon on the Mount. In light of His teachings, Jesus says, “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wiseman who built his house on the rock.” By using the word “everyone” (cf. 7:26), Jesus reveals that His words are intended for all people for all time. He begins by stating that you must “hear” His words. In order to do so you must expose yourself to the truth. You can do this by reading the Bible, by reading Christian books, by attending worship, by getting involved in classes and small groups, and by meeting with Christian friends who can teach you. While this may sound daunting and tedious, this is what you do in every other area of your life, right? If you want to learn a skill or profession you must seek out the necessary information. An athlete listens to coaches and more experienced players. A craftsman becomes an apprentice to learn from those who are more experienced. A student teacher learns from a teacher in a classroom environment. In each of these cases, it is essential to not just hear the truth but to listen to the truth. Anyone who is married knows that there is a difference. Anyone who has a teenager knows that there is a difference between hearing and listening. The key to listening is to interact with the one doing the speaking. The best listeners I know are people who ask lots of clarifying questions such as: “What do you mean?” “Are you saying…?” “Can you explain that further?” These questions show that a person is listening. We should ask clarifying questions when interacting with Christ’s words. Is God warning me of something? Do I need to repent? Is this a promise that I can claim or a command I need to obey?

Jesus urges you to hear His words, but He doesn’t stop there. He goes on to say that you must act upon His words. If you are going to build on a solid foundation you must actually DO what Jesus wants you to do. Hearing His words is not enough. You are building your life on His words ONLY as you obey them (see Jas 1:22). Let me explain: I have heard that vegetables are good for you. I believe this is true. I have even prayed that the Lord would change my taste buds and give me a desire for vegetables. Yet, I rarely obey what I know to be true by eating veggies. Oh, that analogy doesn’t work for you? How about this: Do you floss on a daily basis? Why not? You know how to floss, right? You’ve seen the charts at the dentist’s office and you’ve purchased your top-of-the-line, mint-flavored floss in its fancy holder, right? You make a commitment that you will floss every day. But after a week you stop flossing. You don’t floss because you don’t really believe that your teeth will rot and fall out.

In the same way, you can hear all of Jesus’ words and know them like the back of your hand, but if you don’t do what He says, you aren’t building on the right foundation. Fortunately, you are likely seeking to obey Jesus’ teaching. You have made a commitment to obey His words. Even though your marriage is a mess and others encourage you to find happiness and divorce your spouse, you remain faithful to your spouse and to the Lord. When your finances have been especially tight and you’ve been tempted to not give to the Lord, instead you trust the Lord and give in obedience. In an impure world that glorifies immorality, you choose to abstain on a daily basis. When your children challenge your parental authority, you continue to persevere, loving them and sharing God’s Word with them. When you have been the victim of gossip and slander and your flesh rises up to take revenge, you choose to forgive. When there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day, you still find a way to serve Christ’s church and people in your community.

In 7:25, you will discover why it’s so critical to build on the strong foundation. Jesus says, “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.” Jesus doesn’t pull any punches. Just look at the word “and” in 7:25. Jesus does not say “if the rain falls” or “if the floods come” or “if the winds blow.” He says, “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house” (italics mine). Jesus tells you straight-up that storms will come and you will not be spared! And if you’ve walked with Christ for any length of time, you’ve observed that people who hear and do the words of Jesus have the very same crises in their lives that people have who don’t do His words. Obedience to Christ does not mean you will not get rained on. Anyone who tells you that the Christian life is all sunny days has lied to you. Nevertheless, the storms are what test us. Living in the sunshine of life doesn’t tell us much about ourselves. Anybody can build a house that will stand firm when the sun is shining and the wind is still. It is the storms that reveal the strength of your foundation. When you build on the rock you must expect storms, because only storms can show your wisdom to the world around you.

  • Sometimes the storm roars in as you are pounded by sickness or the fear of death. Perhaps you will learn that you have cancer or another life-threatening disease. Maybe a loved one will suddenly pass away. You may develop a nagging injury that refuses to heal. Maybe you’re beginning to feel your age and this discourages you to no end. Times like these reveal the foundations of your life.
  • Sometimes the storm is a crushing personal loss. You may lose a job that not only provides income but also provides you with self-esteem and personal security. Your carefully built stock portfolio suddenly destroyed can be like a tornado roaring through the comfortable life you have built. When you realize that you haven’t built up the security you counted on, everything in your life can come tumbling down and you see exposed the faulty foundations of your life.
  • In many cases, your foundation can be tested by prosperity. Prosperity comes like a gentle spring rain. At first you’re convinced it will make your life green and healthy. But when prosperity keeps coming, it can develop into a large destructive force as damaging as a storm. What you gain, not what you lose, often serves as the supreme test of your foundation. More men and women have been knocked off their spiritual foundation by great wealth than by great reversal

When personal storms come many lives will be destroyed and left in shambles. Most people don’t find the narrow gate (7:13–14). Most people don’t build on the foundation of Christ’s words. But if you construct your life according to Christ’s building codes you will not be disappointed. While obedience to Jesus’ words is not a protection from the troubles; it is a protection in the troubles. Yes, you may lose some windows and the house of your life may be shaken but it will not collapse and be swept away. I want to encourage you: All the time that you have invested in laying your biblical foundation will pay off. If you haven’t already seen the results and benefits, I can assure you that one day you will. Building on the rock is the best flood insurance you can invest in. Storms will come and go. You are either in a trial, coming out of a trial, or entering into a trial. Nevertheless, if you’ve built your life on the foundation of Christ, you have nothing to fear. A good storm will demonstrate the stability of your foundation.

 

 

 

https://bible.org/seriespage/12-storm-warning-matthew-724-29

5 Bible Verses to Help Stop Gossiping

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“If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.” – Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt

It’s so tempting to spread a bit of juicy gossip, especially about a person you don’t like very much. Or perhaps you’re like Ms. Roosevelt and love to hear about the latest gossip at work, school or your community. When such temptations strike, the following Bible verses can help you overcome the urge to indulge in idle malicious gossip.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

When friends or coworkers begin to gossip about someone, use the opportunity to say something nice. Perhaps that will redirect the conversation and serve as a subtle reminder that the group can do better things with their time. As a bonus, if you are always the person who only says good things about others, people will trust you and perhaps not gossip in your presence.

Mark 12:31

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Jesus himself gave us this important summary of the Christian way of life. Gossip does not conform to this ideal in any way. You certainly don’t want others to gossip about you or your loved ones, so treat everyone around you with the same respect.

Psalm 101:5

Whoever slanders a neighbor in secret I will reduce to silence. Haughty eyes and arrogant hearts I cannot endure.

Gossip offends God and is a sin against both God and neighbor. If you do gossip, pray for forgiveness and the grace to only speak kind words about others in the future.

Titus 3:10

As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him.

Gossip is very divisive and can damage a person’s good reputation. If you know someone who constantly gossips, take courage and confront the person. This is difficult to do, but if you take a kind and loving approach, perhaps the person will realize how much damage has been done. If your advice goes unheeded, then it may be best to avoid that person or end the friendship.

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

Those who gossip need an audience of people willing to listen. If you refuse to partake in gossip, then eventually others may follow your example, leaving the gossiper with no one to share the juicy rumors.

Resist the Temptation

Gossip may seem harmless at times, but it is a serious matter. Whether you spread it or just listen in, you are harming others and perhaps your own reputation. Be strong and resist the temptation, praying for help when you feel weak.

 

http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/galleries/5-bible-verses-to-help-stop-gossiping.aspx?

 

When You Don’t Know What To Do

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Have you ever had absolutely no clue what you are supposed to do in a situation?

Join the club, right?! We are constantly presented with problems, situations, and decisions that we have never had to deal with before. Maybe it’s a decision at work, a family issue, a relationship, or what the next step is in your life? These can add a lot of stress and discouragement to our lives if we don’t know how to handle it.

So what should we do when we don’t know what to do? Is stressing out and complaining about it the answer? Should we just Google our problem and go with the first piece of advice we click on? Do we just ask our friends what they would do? Or do we just ignore our problem and delay making a decision as long a possible and hope it just goes away? Although we might be guilty of doing all these things at times, I don’t think they are the best solutions.

Life is one decision after another. Knowing how to make the right one is essential.

Making the right decisions is not as hard as we make it out to be. Here are what I like to call the “3 GO’s” that have really helped me navigate through some tough decisions:

The 3 GO’s When You Don’t Know What To Do

1. Go to GOD

This should always be your first step. Remember, nothing ever catches God by surprise and He already knows what you should do even before you ask Him. Seeking God for His wisdom and direction is the best thing you can do when you have no clue what to do. Here are some specific ways you can go to God:

  • Prayer: Take some time to talk with God in prayer about the situation and ask Him for His wisdom. He wants to give it to you (James 1:5).
  • The Word: The Bible is God speaking to you. As you read, see if there are any specific scriptures that pop off the page to you. Before you make any major life-changing decisions, it’s good to have 2-3 scriptures that you can stand on as a anchor (2 Cor. 13:1).
  • Holy Spirit: Listen to what you sense the Holy Spirit is speaking to your spirit. He is your guide and will show you things to come (John 16:13).
  • Peace: Search for the solution that has the most peace on it. God will lead you by peace (Isaiah 55:12), so make sure you follow it.

2. Go to OTHERS

After you have sought God first (key word AFTER), then it’s ok to seek the advice of others. If you jump to this step first, you can be easily misled by well meaning people. It’s important to hear from God’s wisdom before man’s wisdom. But once you have a good idea of what you sense the Lord would have you do, it’s cool to ask for advice from highly esteemed people in your life.

The Bible says that “in the multitude of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14). A mentor, parent, boss, pastor, or respected friend aren’t usually as emotionally involved with the issue, and can often give advice from a fresh perspective. Sound and godly advice from someone you look up to can often confirm what God has already been speaking to your heart. God can speak to you through people, so don’t ignore them when you have a big decision to make.

3. Go SLOW

If it is not exactly clear what God would have you do or you’re not entirely settled on the advice given by others, then wait. If a decision doesn’t have to be made right that instant, then don’t rush it. Too many rash decisions turn into wrong decisions.

God is not the author of confusion (1 Cor. 14:33); He is not in a rush, so neither should you be. Some of the best advice I have ever been given when it comes to making an important decision is to “sit on it”. Even if you are pretty confident in what you should do, it never hurts to “sleep on it” or wait a few more days to make sure you still have peace in your heart. Make sure you “know that you know” and then confidently move forward with your decision with no regrets.

Don’t let the fear of not knowing what to do paralyze you any longer from making the right decisions. Remember to seek God, get good counsel, and don’t be in a rush. You know what to do, so go out and do it with confidence.

If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it.James 1:5 The Message

 

 

http://www.ericanderica.org/what-to-do-when-you-dont-know-what-to-do/

Be Still

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Spiritual serenity, the psalmist admits, ought to be cultivated in spite of the shaking mountains and agitated waters.

This spiritual calm, that God commands, does not come from a lack of troubles. It derives from a steady, deep reflection on the ways God has intervened in history on behalf of his people (cf. Romans 15:4).

So as your world crumbles around you, the call from Scripture is: don’t flinch in faith in God. Stand still—not because of a self-made confidence, not because you are the most composed person in the face of disaster, not because “you’ve seen it all.”

Be still because of what you know about God.

It is “God’s past” that provides calm for “our future.” Know that he is God! Know it, not merely intellectually, but practically, spiritually, and emotionally. He is your God. He is the ruler of kingdoms of this earth and the all-powerful Creator of the Universe.

If you are the last man or woman standing, be still.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth do change” (Psalm 46:1-2a).

Hallelujah!

 

https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1245-be-still-and-know-that-i-am-god

Full Armor Of God

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Ephesians 6:10-18New King James Version (NKJV)

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints

 

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