Entrepreneur. The word comes from two words, entre, meaning ‘before’ and ‘aprendre,’ the root of the word apprehend, meaning to seize or grasp. That word Paul uses in the Bible correctly meaning to take hold of something. The entrepreneur takes hold of something long before others do, and acts upon it. He or she invests time, energy, and money into something the future holds for himself and others.Paul says Yahweh apprehends us; He sees our future value in the plans He has for us. We in turn need to apprehend Him and those plans so we can work together. Out of this comes the Kingdom of Yahweh. When we see the words “lay a hold of” in the Bible we are looking at the word apprehend; the entrepreneur grasps the purposes of Yahweh. And Yahweh also grasps us as his foot soldiers on earth.
The Kingdom of Yahweh is Our GoalThe Church is not the be-all and end-all for Yahweh. It is the Kingdom, not the church that is the goal. Yahshua spoke to His followers right before he departed earth to “make disciples of the kingdom” not Believers in the Church. Right now, Christians are struggling to hold on to the church, bemoaning the loss of attendance (now down to about 26% of the total number of believers), and the Church Age is over. Yahweh wants to bring in His kingdom which is a system of people and project management quite a bit different from the church. The church is run my men (humans) but the Kingdom is run by the Holy Spirit. Yahweh will be working with obedient individuals all under the same head, rather than churches where headship is in one person or a group of leaders. No denomination rules here, no external by-laws or constitution. Only the Word of Yahweh. Yahweh can do this now as even poor people have a phone, hence access to the second heaven electronically where the messages from the Spirit of Yahweh can reach us without human interference. This is why internet censorship is so serious. The devil is in charge of the second heaven and doing all he can to prevent the dispersal of the messages of Yahweh. I doubt this kingdom group will be very large. It takes faith-filled, fearless people to launch out without the accouterments of modern life, a building, a parking lot, a piano. And men seek applause; none here. Jeremiah 29:11 I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. (from The Message, translation of the Bible for moderns.)
Several years ago a correspondent known only as Jafon sent me this text. Now as then the Jews are a source of constant comment and controversy. His remarks will help you understand who they are and what to expect in the future. This is the most complete and thorough discussion of this topic I’ve ever seen, including scriptures, worthy of a Bible study course for believers.
Fact #1. The God’s Chosen People and their Land. Jewish people are the Chosen People:
After Adam and Eve sinned, humanity deteriorated so badly that God destroyed the early world of men with the Great Flood. Noah and his family knew the Lord, and were spared, but after they came out of the Ark and started repopulating, their descendants abandoned God, became idolatrous, perverse and evil. Then God created a special nation to be a light to the other nations. The Creator of the universe specifically chose the nation of Israel to be that unique people who would witness to His reality. “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the people who are on the face of the Earth” (Deuteronomy 7:6).
“You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, in order that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. I, even I am the Lord; and there is no Savior beside Me” (Isaiah 43:10-11). If the Chosen People were faithful to our calling, God promised to bless us above all the other nations, so that the nations of the world would know that the God of Israel is the true God who alone can save us, by reconciling us to Himself, thereby restoring us to peace, joy, blessing and life. But if we were disobedient to our calling, the Lord promised to severely punish us so that the nations of the world would learn a lesson from us, and know that it is a terrible thing to disobey the God of Israel. Either way, through our obedience or disobedience, the Chosen People would witness to the other nations of the world that the God of Israel is to be reckoned with.
Fact #2. The Land of Israel belongs to God:
“The Earth is the Lord’s and all it contains, the world and those who dwell in it” (Psalm 24:1). Since the entire world belongs to God, He has the right to apportion it as He chooses, and He specifically gave the nations their lands based on the Jewish people’s right to the Land of Israel! “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel. For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance” (Deuteronomy 32:8-9).
Fact #3. The Chosen People needed a Chosen Land, and so the God of Israel strategically chose the Land of Israel for the People of Israel:
“This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her” (Ezekiel 5:5). The Land that God chose for us is located in the center of the nations, connecting the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia. Because of this strategic location, the Jewish people had ample exposure to all the nations of the world.
Fact #4. The Land of Israel was given by God to the descendants of Abraham as an everlasting possession:
“The Lord appeared to Abram and said, ‘To your descendants I will give this Land’” (Genesis 12:7). God further said to Abraham: “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. And I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession” (Genesis 17:7-8).
Fact #5. Even though Abraham had many sons, the Land of Israel wasn’t given to Ishmael,
or to any of the other sons of Abraham, but only to Isaac: “Abraham said to God, ‘Oh that Ishmael might live before You!’ But God said ‘No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him’” (Genesis 17:18-19). God rejected Abraham’s request that Ishmael be the heir of the covenant, and appointed Isaac instead. Years later the Lord God appeared to Isaac and said, “to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham. And I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the Earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 26:3-4). Knowing that Isaac was the heir of the covenant, which included the Land of Israel, Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac. He gave gifts to his other sons, but he sent them away to the lands of the east, not wanting the heir of the everlasting covenant to have rivalry over the Land of Israel from his siblings (Genesis 25:5-6).
Fact #6. Even though Isaac had two sons, the Land wasn’t given to Esau, but to Jacob:
One night Jacob had a dream while fleeing from his brother Esau. In his dream the Lord said to him, “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the Land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.” (Genesis 28:13). God later appeared to Jacob and said to him, “the Land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, and I will give the Land to your descendants after you” (Genesis 35:11-12). This promise deeds the Land of Israel to the descendants of Jacob – the Jewish people of today.
Fact #7. There is no doubt about Israel’s God-given borders because they are described for us in detail in the Holy Scriptures:
“The Lord said to Abram after Lot had separated from him, ‘Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever… Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you’” (Genesis 13:14-17). “The Lord made a covenant with Abraham, saying, ‘To your descendants I have given this Land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates’” (Genesis 15:18-21). “I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates” (Exodus 23:31). Therefore we must conclude that the entire Land of Israel, including Judea and Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”), Gaza, the Golan Heights, and all of Jerusalem, was given by the God of Israel to the people of Israel in perpetuity. We, and we alone, have been given the title to the Land of Israel as a permanent inheritance by the Lord. No human government or coalition of governments has the right or authority to cede portions of the Land of Israel to anyone else.
Fact #8. In addition to the everlasting covenant (which includes the Land), God swore an oath to give the Jewish people this Land:
Keep in mind that it’s absolutely impossible for God to break an oath (see Hebrews 6:16-18). In the Holy Scriptures, this oath is reiterated more than forty times. Here is just one example: “He has remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations, the covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac. Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion of your inheritance’” (Psalm 105:8-11). There is no other passage in which there are so many words used to describe God’s unyielding commitment to Israel: covenant, word, oath, confirm, commandment, a thousand generations, statute, everlasting covenant. A person has to have a terrible bias not to understand that God is assuring the Jewish people the perpetual right to the Land of Israel in the strongest possible language.
Fact #9. Israel’s sin and resulting exile from the Land of Israel never annulled God’s covenant with His Chosen People,
nor did it permanently abrogate our right to the Land of Israel: “Yet in spite of this (Israel’s disobedience), when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so abhor them as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God. But I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors” – which includes the Land of Israel (Leviticus 26:44-45). Our exile from Israel was meant to be temporary! In Deuteronomy 30:1-5, Moses specifically predicted that we would experience a time of obedience and blessing within the Land, followed by a period of disobedience and exile from the Land, followed by spiritual restoration to God and physical restoration to the Land: “So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all nations where the Lord your God has banished you, and you return to the Lord your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons, then the Lord your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the people where the Lord your God has scattered you. If your outcasts are at the ends of the Earth, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you back. And the Lord your God will bring you into the Land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it.”
It’s no coincidence that after two thousand years of exile, the Chosen People are being restored to the Land that our fathers possessed, and simultaneously, we are being spiritually restored to God through the Messiah, as is evidenced by the growth of the Messianic Jewish movement in Israel and around the world.
The Son of God Himself predicted that because the majority of Israel did not believe He was the Messiah, Jerusalem would be destroyed, and we would be exiled among the nations, but eventually, we would return to Israel (Luke 21:23-24). This prophecy began in 70 AD when Jerusalem was destroyed, and then again in 135 AD, when the Second Jewish Revolt against the Roman Empire was crushed. We were scattered to the nations, and lost political control of Jerusalem. However, over the past 2,000 years, there were always some Jewish people who remained in the Land of Israel. Starting in the 1880’s, this prophesied regathering of Jewish people to Israel picked up speed, and now there is a reborn nation of Israel, with Jerusalem as its capital, with 5.3 million Jewish people regathered from more than 70 countries, just as Israel’s Messiah predicted.
Fact #10. In His prophetic Word, God promised to regather us to “our own Land”:
“I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands, and bring you into your own Land… And you will live in the Land that I gave to your forefathers” (Ezekiel 36:24, 28). Again Ezekiel predicts: “Thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own Land’” (Ezekiel 37:21). Jeremiah adds: “‘Behold days are coming’ declares the Lord, ‘when it will no longer be said, “As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,” but, “As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.” For I will restore them to their own Land which I gave to their fathers’” (Jeremiah 16:14-15). Ultimately this regathering to our own Land will be greater than the Exodus out of Egypt!
Fact #11. In His prophetic Word, God calls this restored Land “Israel” – not “Palestine”:
“I will open up your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the Land of Israel” (Ezekiel 37:12). The name “Palestine” comes from the Philistines, the ancient enemies of the Jewish people. “Palestine” was the derogatory name given to the Land of Israel by the Romans after they conquered us. But throughout the Word of God, this Land is always called Israel – never Palestine.
Fact #12. God, speaking to us through the prophet Ezekiel, informs us that this Land is specifically reserved for the Jewish people:
“You O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come. For behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated and sown. I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt” (Ezekiel 36:8-10). 2,500 years ago Ezekiel told us that in the Last Days the Jewish people would be restored to our Land. The Land would begin to prosper and the Jewish population would greatly increase. In the past century these prophetic words have been coming to pass. The Land of Israel, which lay barren for centuries, has seen increasing numbers of the sons of Israel returning to our ancient homeland, repopulating the cities and cultivating the Land.
Fact #13. 2,500 years ago the Lord also told us that the Jewish return to the Land would provoke a reaction from Israel’s neighbors:
“Because the enemy has spoken against you ‘Aha’ and ‘The everlasting heights have become our possession’ … Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My Land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and scorn of soul, to drive it out as a prey” (Ezekiel 36:2-5). Even though the nations surrounding Israel would claim possession of the Land of Israel for themselves, and try to drive out its rightful Jewish inhabitants, God repudiates the claims of these nations. Even though the majority of the Jewish people were exiled from our Land (there always was a remnant of Jewish people who remained within Israel), that doesn’t give anyone else the right to claim the Land of Israel for themselves. If a landlord has some bad tenants that he evicts from his property, he does not expect anyone else to enter his vacant property and claim it for their own. Due to our sins, the Landlord of Israel evicted most of us from the Land, but that didn’t give the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Ottomans or the Arabs the right to claim God’s holy Land for themselves.
Fact #14. God will severely judge any nation who divides up any part of this special Land:
“In those days and at that time when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My Land” (Joel 3:1-2). When Messiah Yeshua returns, the fortunes of the Jewish people will be fully restored, and the nations will be summoned to Jerusalem, where they will be judged for scattering the Jewish people and dividing up our Land.
Fact #15. Eventually this conflict over the Land of Israel will entangle the entire world:
God, speaking through the prophet Zechariah in 12:1-3, in the Sixth Century BC, predicted: “Behold I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around” (the nations will react to the regathering of the Jewish people with senseless behavior and irrational hatred); “and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. And it will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples” (Israel’s Islamic neighbors want to destroy the hated “Zionist Entity” because the Islamic worldview teaches that the entire world will ultimately come under the control of Islam. A Jewish state in the midst of the Moslem Middle East is by its very existence an insult to Allah and Islam, and must be destroyed. Islam can have no true and lasting peace with Israel – only a temporary cease-fire. Hostilities will once again be renewed when Islamic strength is renewed. At its core, this is a religious conflict – not a political or economic one); “all who lift it will be severely injured.” (The nations of the world will be drawn into this conflict and try to remove the Jewish presence from Jerusalem. However, be warned – every nation that tries to remove the Jewish people from our Land and capital city will be severely injured). “And all the nations of the Earth will be gathered against it.” (The world’s united nations will wage a final world war in the Middle East, directed against Israel).
It’s amazing to see this 2,500-year-old prophetic scenario shaping up before our very eyes! Zechariah’s prophecy continues and informs us that the army of the united nations will be defeated; God will destroy all those nations that fight against Israel; Israel will be miraculously saved and recognize Yeshua as the Messiah!
Fact #16. This will be a time of great difficulty for the Jewish people, but they will be miraculously delivered out of it:
“Alas! for that day is great, there is none like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s distress, but he will be saved from it” (Jeremiah 30:7). The fires of anti-Semitism will reach their hottest point in the near future, but with God’s help, we will come through our fiery trials to a time of unparalleled salvation. Israel’s salvation and blessing will then overflow to the other nations of the world.
I regret that i have no idea who this author is or how to credit his work.
#Islam #Jews #promisesofYehweh #MessianicJudaism
After a decade of untruths, half truths, speculation, lies, rumors, accusations, innuendo, and just plain stupidity, truth is making a long-awaited, long-needed comeback.
Cable news news wanted us to believe that the sitting President Donald Trump was going to be thrown unceremoniously out of office for collusion with Russia. Two and a half years later we learn that the entire thing was a set-up by Democrats fearful that their cherished government was going to be managed by someone else and their decade long corruption exposed. Here is a compendium and listing of all the Spygate participants many of whom may be indicted.
Cable news kept the fires of anticipation going and for their effort lost huge numbers of viewers and credibility. When all of this was discovered to be a deliberate fraud, viewers went elsewhere. The Internet expands because truth is more likely to be found there, although it takes some digging.
New investigators entered the race for truth, such as Judicial Watch. This organization fields multiple lawsuits verifying information on corruption by federal employees, especially in the FBI and the CIA.
Books on political fraud now abound. Egghead historian, Victor Davis Hanson writes on the Deep State. We are now capitalizing that term. Todd Starnes wrote several books, the most recent is the Cultural Jihad. mark Levin, longtime lawyer-critic of all thing unconstitutional, on the bias of the press which goes back over a hundred years.
An internet list of famous women journalists did not contain one word about a conservative who had exposed massive corruption in media, which demonstrates the wide censorship of Google et. alii. Laura Ingraham, Michele Malkin, and were not mentioned although they are more widely read or viewed.
From now on all references to God will appear at Yahweh and all references to Jesus will be Yahshua. This is in deference to Jewish believers, also called Messianic Jews, who use this term which is Biblical.
Jesus is the term used by Greek Christians who wrote the New Testament. There is nothing wrong with using the name of Jesus, but readers from across the globe will be better informed by the usage of these names.
#Yahshua #Yahweh #Messianic #Jews
Please read 1st Samuel 25 in The Message which you can find free at Bible Gateway.com It is a modern translation and reads easily.
There are at a minimum three ways to interpret scripture. In this story the 1st, basic way is to recognize that it is a historical piece about David before he became king of Judah, Nabal, a wealthy rancher, and Abigail, his wife. Anyone who reads a Bible can understand this level of meaning in this story.
The second level is the interpretation of the story as a model for good and bad management, several other lessons about human nature, what to do, and what not to do and why. Everyone needs cousel on how to manage people. Nabal does just about everything wrong. The third level is the spiritual interpretation which you can read in a piece about Nabal.
Going back to level 2, we learn that Nabal (whose name means “fool” reminding you that you should please name your children wisely) owns a huge ranch with thousands of sheep and goats. In Texas you need 25 acres for 100 sheep so Nabal needs 750 acres for his sheep alone plus 10 goats per acre at a very minimum, about 1000 acres including some for the humans. In Texas there is a privately owned ranch larger than the State of Rhode Island; animals need large amounts of grazing land and supervision is difficult.
David has 600 followers guarding Nabal’s land mass during the final stages of growth prior to the sheep shearing when rustlers could steal unguarded animals or even murder the herders. For this season David’s unseen army has been their protector, so he asks Nabal for proper payment for his services. Nabal brushes him off, saying since he didn’t see him how does he know he has actually done his job? Nabal could not possibly have known whether his land was being protected and by whom given its size. But if nothing happened to either his sheep or the herders he should find that unusual and recognize that his property was being protected.
Years a man brandished a gun against his ex-wife who was hiding out in my building, on my floor. I knew nothing of it. You do not have to see a crime in process to acknowledge you are being protected. That is why we pay our army and the sheriff even though we may never see results with our own eyes. The very fact that we live in peace means they are minding our business.
David becomes incensed and resolved to slaughter Nabal and his employees. Abigail, a wife who is no fool, gathers together a meal for David’s men and takes it there to prevent any retribution. David is properly thankful and his men enjoy their feast.
When Abigail returns home she finds her husband dead drunk after a giant party, but she waits to tell her husband how she paid off David until Nabal is sober. He goes into a coma – we can project here that perhaps it is the DT’s – and after 10 days dies. Abigail then becomes wife #2 for David.
Here are the lessons to learn.
- Just because you don’t see the protection you have does not mean you are not responsible for blessing them. That is why we pay our taxes. A workman is worthy of his hire. The size of the payment was equal to the size of the job they did. Yahweh is also protecting you all the time and you do not see him. If you are in danger for some reason, especially if you are a child, it is because the parent over you is lax. Yahweh puts authority into others and then judges them if they mis-step. We do not see Yahweh’s delegated protection either.
- The blessing must be equal the task. Abigail did not show up with three sheep and a few loaves of bread, but enough for the entire crowd. We are to pay what we owe.
- When the proper authorities fail to do their duty you can step in to compensate.
- Vengeance is mine says the Lord. David’s hot head reaction was about to do him which he recognized in verses 30. This could have cost him the throne of Israel. see post on vengeance
- Recognize, as David did, that someone was sent by Yahweh to prevent his planned revenge. David was having a testosterone fit and defending his ego. Don’t do it. Yahweh will make things right.
- Nabal acted rashly and so did David. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
- Wait until someone is sober before telling them the truth. I’ve used this on occasion and it works. The person may not accept what you say but don’t waste good revelation on someone whose mind is damaged by drink or drugs.
Level 2 is where ministers get their sermon material, so you need not wait for them to preach – study it yourself.
The third level of interpretation is the one which looks at some spiritual truth in the story by digging into details. I’ll cover that in another post on Nabal.
There is also a subsidiary lesson on the judgment of nations, about which there appears to be little written. Nabal died after 10 days and ten is the number of The Law. If someone died under the “Law” that is without mercy or grace of Yahweh, the Law must be satisfied. Yahshua’ death satisfied the requirements of the Law, but we have traditionally applied that only to individuals. But Yahweh judges nations too.
There are sheep nations and goat nations. One of my tasks for future study is to sort out what the Law requires for national status before Yahweh. We know that Israel is the chosen people and more importantly the chosen piece of real estate; we also know that the USA has special status and continues, in spite of its many sins, because she both protects other nations and is a zealous missionary nation. In 2012 there were 419,000 Christian foreign missionaries and if course many others inside the country. Per capita South Korea has even more and she will be rewarded by reuniting with North Korea when the time comes.
The Bible states that “the iniquity of the Amorites” (Genesis 15:16) will be fulfilled before Yahweh will judge them. We, the readers, are not told how many days, weeks, or months it will take for “sin to be fulfilled” but we can be sure that it will be applied. I’ve fumed over the fact that Syria has been allowed for so very long to murder its own citizens.
Hence, 10 more days or periods of time, and 10 could easily be ten more years. We do know that Yahweh tries to get everyone out before He lowers His hammer. Lot and his daughters got out of Sodom in the nick of time. In fact he was so pokey the judgment rained down the very same day he left. Luke 17:29.
Abigail became the wife of the King of Israel as a result of her generous and also dangerous act. Nabal had the authority in that culture, and certainly enough power, to kill his wife for taking family property to provide for David and 600 men. Nabal’s drunken coma protected Abigail, another blessing from Yahweh.
The Lord wants us to dig deep into His word. We get to know Him, His plans, and Himself. And as we do we get to know ourselves and others as well.
#Yahwehsjudgment #Yahwehprotects #Godjudges #Godprotects
Picture a society where people had little or no restraint, sex with whomever
regardless of relationship, addictions out of control, people out of work and
partying between drinking bouts, high unemployment, abandonment of children, elevated sickness and accidents, fear of criminals, fear of foreign involvement and disruption of your own nation, educational standards down, high taxes….need I go on?
Politics was unsteady; people in power had no concern for the citizens,
foreigners were messing with their government, and there was rampant
corruption. That is the world Yahshua was born into.
And he changed everything. He said sex was only between legally married
males and females, in accord with Old Testament laws. He said sin must be dealt with in order to have fellowship with the Yahweh of the Universe. He said Yahweh would provide a way out of this dissipation and depravity because of a sacrifice for sins that Yahweh alone would provide. And he said this was for all mankind not just the Jews. Every evil indulged in was condemned; every idol to be destroyed, every government of man to be changed by the changed hearts of new believers.
He was blamed, and his followers, the New Testament church was blamed for “turning the world upside down.”
From the Phillips translation: Acts 17:6 The Message
On three Sabbath days he argued with them from the scriptures, explaining
and quoting passages to prove the necessity for the death of Christ and his
rising again from the dead. “This Yahshua whom I am proclaiming to you,” he
concluded, “is God’s Christ!” Some of them were convinced and threw in their
lot with Paul and Silas, and they were joined by a great many believing Greeks
and a considerable number of influential women. But the Jews, in a fury of
jealousy, got hold of some of the unprincipled loungers of the market-place,
gathered a crowd together and set the city in an uproar. Then they attacked
Jason’s house in an attempt to bring Paul and Silas out before the people. When they could not find them they hustled Jason and some of the brothers before the civic authorities, shouting, “These are the men who have turned the world upside down and have now come here, and Jason has taken them into his house.
What is more, all these men act against the decrees of Caesar, saying that
there is another king called Yahshua!” By these words the Jews succeeded in
alarming both the people and the authorities, and they only released Jason and the others after binding them over to keep the peace.
And that is precisely what we have again today. The newspapers and
television may not be telling the public this, but across the planet there is
war, riots, unrest, migrants fleeing from one country to another, and being
told they cannot enter in most cases. There are governments killing their own people such as North Korea, Syria, and Iran is in turmoil approaching civil war.
A world in turmoil
China has jailed a large number of religious people, killed many
(est.250,000) and sold their organs for surgical procedures for those who could afford a new kidney or whatever. Placid little Norway is being charged with snatching children from the homes of parents who do not “agree with the government” usually home schoolers. Britain has spent two years fighting over leaving the European Union and only now has finally made a decision about their future, with many people still resistant. This decision will have far reaching economic reprisals.
German citizens are fleeing Islamic migrants to their home country to live in Hungary. Many refugees are stopped at the border as they leave the war torn Middle East. Islamic raids and murders continue to plague the upper one third of the continent of Africa. Mexico appears to be run by drug lords. 10,000 Christians every year are killed for their beliefs.
So if we have a Christian revival it would indeed turn the world upside down – which is where it needs to be. And if this is going to happen it must start with the churches. This is the Churches’ hour to stand for decency, civility, morality and responsibility. 2020 will tell us if this is going to happen or not.
#radicalchange #worldafire #restoration
Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
This is the year when everyone will take sides – are you going to save the
American Republic or are you inviting a socialist state to rule. The deciders
are corporate giants like NBC, media giants in New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles, sports leaders such as ESPN, small corporations like Chick-fil-a, and governments large and small. And every other adult individual and family will be required to take a stand as well. And when they do, their true center will be exposed.
Christianity Today, a long running Christian magazine, was always
thought to be boldly Christian. When it took a stand, the world discovered that it was supporting open borders financed by anti-Christianity George Soros’ money. Franklin Graham, Billy’s son, condemned the magazine’s position and exposed that his father voted for Trump. If the magazine had not taken a stand, neither would anyone know all these other facts about funding and support.
The impeachment process, besides costing over half billion over a three year period in Congressional salaries alone, exposed the bias of virtually all the people working in Congress.
Taking sides is Yahweh’s will
It’s common to hear people praise and encourage agreement, but we find none of this in scripture.
Yahweh said, “Can any two walk together lest they be agreed?”
Answer – No. We have no agreement with evil, or malice, or even wrong motives. Men of good will have a hope of peace but there is no peace for the wicked. What agreement He asks is there between Christ and Belial (a term for evil). There are may occasions in life when we must take a stand.
2019 is a year when men of evil intent are being exposed in large numbers.
We expect judgment if open crime, but Yahweh is looking at the hearts of man as well. Political leaders especially because they are in the public eye cannot hide their crimes. Jeffrey Epstein, a serial sex trafficker, could not hide behind his $400 million dollars in the bank. Being rich or powerful can keep you hidden just so long and then – poof. It is all out in the open and the
general public must take sides.
2020 is a time of judgment
Yahweh judges those who go against Him. He has a great deal of tolerance. He might wait 70 years, but eventually He says, “Time’s up.” Exposure of
evil doers serves as a warning to common folk that there is a time of judgment. Many individuals some very famous, others we never heard of are publicly supporting one side or the other.
Pew Research shows these wide gaps in public opinion.
He says, these words:
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord
come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and
will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have
praise of Yahweh.
Hong Kong, Syria, Iran, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela and in many other
places that do not make the headlines, there is war or riots or controversy,
not just in the USA. Britain after 2 years of waffling finally made a solid
decision one way. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are moving across the
globe, changing the course of history with their feet. Europe
especially has suffered from migrants moving across many borders.
Evil conversations are also coming forth; Luke 12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Yahweh is bringing all wickedness to the fore. But He is not unfair – He
also said He would not doing anything without first telling His prophets. So
now you know.
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Moderns bandy about their “relationships” which sounds so arcane to older folks. We had friends, family, spouses, and neighbors in the old days. They speak of relationships as being very close but in actual fact relationships are more likely to be apart or at least at some distance. To speak of someone you have close relationships with is actually called fellowship. Perhaps you heard it too much in church and think it is only for religion.
Here is a scripture that can easily be misunderstood which demonstrates the difference. From Luke:
The Prodigal Son
11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
The son had a relationship to his father. He was a son and he didn’t stop being his son when he went off on his bender. We can have relationships by blood, as a son-father, or by marriage, or by corporate agreement and other contracts. I have a relationship to the companies in which I have stock. I have a relationship to my country as a native born citizen, taxpayer and voter. You can have a relationship with your animals because you are legally responsible for their care, but in all these cases you do not necessarily have fellowship.
I have no fellowship with the managers of my stock purchases. If I think the company is a bad investment, I sell the stock but I never speak to anyone about it nor would I want to. I have a a relationship to the colleges where I graduated but I haven’t been back for many decades.
Fellowship is personal. My husband, my closest relationship and my closest fellowship when he was alive is long gone. My children have grown and gone and we have fellowship on Facebook. My church is 150 miles west of here so I have no more fellowship with them although I still have my name on the books, hence relationship.
When a military man is deployed he still has relationships at home but his fellowship is now with his military unit. Thank heavens for the internet and Skype.
Now, about Yahweh. You can be saved (relationship) but still have very little fellowship with Him. I know many Christians who have virtually no fellowship with him. I will ask them, “Did you pray about this?” They’ll say, “Oh I am not going to bother Yahweh with something as small as that.”
I won’t sermonize here, but Yahweh makes it plain that he is especially interested in fellowship. He says, “Come let us reason together.” He wants to talk and explain stuff to you. He says, “I will never leave you,” but how many people can appreciate that in daily life?
If you have questions the Bible has answers but it means reading parts you may never look at. Yahweh uses the Bible to speak directly to people. Of course you have time. You just must take it from some other place where you are using it. As long as you are alive you have time. In fact that is what life is – the time you are here.
If you get with Yahweh this year, He might give you a big party!
Today, a teaching from Mario Murillo. Click below or read here.
What you are watching unfold in the House of Representatives is not simple hatred, it is something deeper. It is total desperation. The Democrat elite are feverishly conducting a sham trial because they don’t know what else to do. However, this impeachment is simply one more of the same tactics they have been using all along.
It all began the night Hillary lost. They never imagined Trump would win. They had no contingency plan in case Trump won. Not even the hare when he was racing the tortoise was this overconfident. They were caught flat-footed. That November night in 2016, they became the party with no plan.
Then their worst nightmare began to materialize. Trump began making America great again. They became so desperate that they rooted for the economy to fail. They actually wanted poverty to increase. But most of all, they began to lie—and lie big.
Their next act was straight out of Hitler’s propaganda minister’s playbook. Joseph Goebbels said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it, and you will come to believe it yourself. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Today, truth is the enemy of the Democrat Party.
Let’s examine the similarities in Goebbels tactics on behalf of the National Socialist Party and the American Socialist Party.
1. How is it possible for something like the Russian collusion hoax—which has been so utterly discredited—to still have so many who believe in it? Simple: Democrats told the lie often enough for people to believe it.
2. How is it possible that some of the Democrat elite believe it themselves? Goebbels was right, eventually you will come to believe it yourself.
3. The Democrat Party has shut down free speech. They work to destroy witnesses who oppose them. They called for a total information blackout to bury the consequences of their failures in those big cities where they are in power. Their failed policies have bankrupted those cities and turned them into hell holes. To maintain the lie, they summoned their cronies in the media, entertainment, and education to declare war on free speech.
But, when you have the truth you don’t shut down debate. You welcome opposing views. But they can’t, because any scrutiny reveals their monstrous failure.
4. From the moment Trump entered the White House they began their campaign of terror. They have used endless bogus investigations to deflect attention from their abysmal failures. Their tactic of misdirection has kept you and their constituents from seeing that they were doing absolutely nothing for the American people.
How did they get away with doing nothing? Again, it’s simple: from their perches of power, leftists buttressed the ‘do-nothing congress.’ And their allies in the Fake News were silent. Hollywood celebrities glorified anything that was done to stop Trump. Democrats took an oath to serve the American people, and then lied through their teeth.
How right was Goebbels? “The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.”
5. They began to ask born again Christians to get out of the way. They celebrate abortions, calling them ‘magical.’ They attack the church at every turn. They check off every box of immorality. They have embraced atheism as they have made it crystal clear that believers are their enemy.
6. And finally, there is the impeachment debacle. When you look into Nancy Pelosi’s eyes you see perplexity. She knows it is all smoke and mirrors. She can barely read the charges against Trump with a straight face. Democrats are starting to show liar fatigue…
So why do they keep going? For the same huge reason they started down this road to perdition: they fear Trump will be reelected. They know they have a clown car full of candidates. Even Michael Bloomberg believes it. He said, “Trump will eat them alive.”
Here’s what truly terrifies them: If Trump can get this much done even with the total war Democrats have waged on him…what could he do in a second term with a mandate the Democrats can’t stop, and they face the specter of losing power in the House and Senate.
Why do they keep going? Why are they risking a tsunami of a backlash from the American people? Why persist in doing something that is so disastrous?
For the answer to that, we can turn to Macbeth. In the play, Macbeth kills King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family in response to the prophesies of the witches. He killed Duncan to make the first of the prophesies come true. Then he killed Banquo and Macduff in a vain attempt to PREVENT the other prophesies from coming true.
After these murders, he dreams he is in a river of blood. What he says next explains the Democrat Party’s descent into total self-destruction: “I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er.” Democrats feel that. They are in so deep that they feel they have no choice but to go through with it.
So once again, they must lie, break the law, cast aside rules and abandon all reason, because backing down now will be as tedious as going through with it.
You are watching spiritual warfare in its purist form. Every Christian must understand this or they cannot take the proper stand against it.
Let every believer learn a lesson. You may be able to defeat the prophecies of witches…but you cannot defeat the prophecies of God.
“Many are the plans of man, but it is God’s plans that will stand.” (Proverbs 19:21)
This book would make a nice Bible study tool in your church.
It’s taken me four decades to understand this passage in Corinthians in reference to a communion service of believers. But it was walked out in my life in a dramatic manner.
1 Cor 11:27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
Sleep means to die in verse 30. To understand what this means, let’s examine what it does not say. It does not say to fail to discern a Christian, or a friend, or a believer, or a baptized person or the devil himself. It says failure to discern, not the Lord Himself, but His Body.
Who is the Body of Christ?
That’s us. But more importantly the “us” is not just Harold, Jenny and Roy, but to recognize the part of Christ’s body where Harold, Jenny and Roy function.
People totally outside the church of Jesus certainly know them in their stores, social groups and offices. But this situation is unique; that is when we as believers take on the garment of being “Christ to the world.”
About 40 years ago my husband walked in the house at supper and said, “The Lord told me that you are a liver in the body of Christ.” I smiled because Jesus had already shown me that. And in case you’re interested the liver is hidden and it does something no one like to see – filter out all the junk that goes through the body. In fact, this little blog has spent many years filtering out false teaching and corrupted understanding in Christian circles.
The liver is corrective. Livers do not add Christians to the Body of Christ; they don’t sing, they don’t run the front office; they just react to what is passing through. As you can tell, I am not necessarily a popular figure. “Oh dear – here comes the liver. What kind of crap have I swallowed now!” they worry.
But enough of my complaints. Let’s look at this in a practical manner. To bring up sickness and possible death for some believer-behavior, esp. in the New Testament is quite rare. We must pay attention.
Bones & Skin
Consider what bodies have: Bones hold a shape. Bones in scripture are symbols of priests, not Catholic ones, just people who lead and make the body upright. Then there is skin which symbolizes faith. Faith completely surrounds a body because you need to believe for your backside, past, the present, and the front, the future, what is below the feet and above the head. You are encased in faith.
The lungs take in the word of God. My pal Jack reminded me that God only breathes out, never in. That is our breath too. Breath symbolizes Holy Spirit bringing in required oxygen which allows the body to exercise all its internal and external functions. That air is the immediate word of God, the ruach (Hebrew).
Human beings require air; spiritual man requires God’s present word to survive. We need a mouth, which symbolizes a prophet, eyes which symbolize seers (people who see) and ears symbolizing a group who hear the Lord. Hands and feet bring the gospel; they serve as mercy ministers and take the Body where Holy Spirit wants it to go.
Gall Bladder & Thyroid
The gall bladder removes bitterness, the kidney filters out water impurities, and the thyroid regulates the body. Have you ever been in a church or Bible study/prayer group where one person takes over? That is an unregulated group. That is a body that has failed to recognize the other parts of Christ’s body. And that is what can lead to sickness and even death. The thyroid is a regulator.
Six years ago a church leader banished me from the meetings as a false teacher. I’d never been confronted this way; most people just condemned me behind my back. (Or, avoided me if they have an issue.) A year later she ended up in the hospital three times with strokes. NO – I had not prayed against her. Jesus told his disciples not to do that – to leave judgment to Him.
I was just as surprised as you are. She had failed to recognize a part of His Body. Then later on a man who assumed some spiritual leadership in this same group, heaped contempt on me; I was astonished. Same deal – he did not recognize my place in the Body. After nine months he was gone! The group rebuked him.
Then some other spiritual leaders rebuked me for being “unforgiving.” They too had failed to see what was going on. As a 40 year veteran of the mission field, I’d never had any trouble seeing who was whom in a group. It’s part of the job.
God is just as interested in Fiji Islanders as he is Texans, and He is quite able to call and fit them into a Christian body in their home town. But friends in the American church had no experience with diverse people, ministries or God’s calls on individuals. I feel as though I have made a giant leap forward in understanding what God wants for the future of His People.
Clearly Church, we need to start making this part of the New Testament real. Jesus is not coming back for an unruly mob, a quarreling faction or a self-righteous bunch of over-educated, self-absorbed believers. He is coming for a team that knows, like a body, how to work together. That is our future.
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God’s word in plain text; man’s words in italics.
from Kenneth Copeland, well-known evangelist:
During the VICTORYThon, and those of you who watched it remember this. They had a camera set up in our den/kitchen area at the house where I could interrupt anytime I got ready to, and I did. I didn’t know the camera was on all the time where all they had to do was just send me over there to it. But that camera was live all the time, and recording all the time. I was just sitting there, and this began to work in my spirit. This was on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, during the VICTORYThon:
Politicians of Hate will go
Those politicians who refuse My call to unite and become the United States of America, and not just “America.” Those politicians who refuse to listen, those politicians who continue the pathway of hate, I will remove them from their place, and I will remove their influence from the record books. I will remove them from their place. I will remove their influence from the record books. I will remove their candle in their families. I will remove them from office and put somebody in there who will.
That’s what the Spirit of God is saying. That was on the first of Oct. Now, I had heard this already, sometime before this. It was the first thing I heard about the year 2020. And I knew that 2020 just yielded itself to vision, and there’s nothing wrong with that. That’s good, like Hank Kunneman, the young prophet in Omaha, Nebraska, said. My, my, my! He came out of this ministry. Just a powerful man of God. And he began to talk about double vision.
Hank Kunneman also said, The LORD said to me:
2020—The Year of New Visions The LORD is revealing new visions this coming year that will be absolutely stunning. They will include insights, ideas and concepts that have never been heard of before. Joel 2:28-29 (and Acts 2:16-18) tells us, “It shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit.
2020- a time of many dreams and visions
And The LORD said to me, 2020 will be the time when there will be great increase in dreams and visions. And then He said, Be very careful because you know 2 Corinthians 11:14 says that satan can present himself as an angel of light and bring about visions and dreams. So make certain it is from God.
© 2019 Now I’ve had visions, but I don’t remember ever having a prophetic dream until just a few nights ago. Well, I’m an old man. I qualify!
Kenneth Copeland’s dream:
I dreamed I was in an airport to go to Nashville, Tennessee. When the airplane was close to boarding, I decided to go to the restroom, but I didn’t need to go. I went into a restaurant and asked if they had a restroom I could use, and a young man said no. I said, “Oh come on, man!” and I peeled off a bill from a wad of money I had in my pocket. Another young man was with him and went with him. They took me to the restroom. I decided to go in. I decided to give the other young man a bill, and I noticed the bills had no numbers on them. Mac Gober, who’s in heaven, was somewhere in the airport, and I thought, Mac can hold the airplane for me.
Confusion in the money system
More confusion is coming in our financial system. Who knows what the money is worth? But those who have gone before us, the great cloud of witnesses led by Jesus are, by intercession, holding things together until the great changes come.
That’s 2020, brother. And then I kept saying, “LORD, there’s more than just the visions and the dreams.” Well, on October 13, I’m headed to preach in the Navaho Nation. Jerry and I have been involved in the Navaho Nation now for almost 48 years. And I’m just riding there in the airplane. I wasn’t even praying about it. I was working on the message I was about to preach there on the reservation. Suddenly, this just downloaded into me, and David took it down as fast as I could speak it out:
2020 will be a year of great change.
Wonderful and magnificent changes in the kingdom of God in the earth. Changes that will come because of insights, ideas and concepts directly from Jesus to His Church by His mighty Spirit.
Understanding God’s Laws
Glorious concepts of how His laws work; the laws governing increase and financial prosperity; the laws of the Spirit that release miracles and divine healings and manifestations of His Almighty power on the earth.
New concepts of His love; His very person; for He is love. Insights into the true power and strength of His joy. It will be days of political change, great victories and great defeats. For the spiritual enemies of God and His people shall be crushed—spirits, not flesh and blood. But there are those on both sides of the political divide who refuse to listen to The LORD Advocate General of the Church.
Dashed dreams of those who refuse to listen
Their dreams shall be dashed, their desires shall be wounded, and they will be removed from their offices and replaced, some by the ballot, some by tragedy, and some who in despair will quit and go do something else. This is My country, saith The LORD Jesus. It was founded by people who love Me for the sole purpose of their love and desire to worship Me and to worship the Almighty God, and I will never forget that. Change.
2020—the Year of Change and Manifested Power, saith The LORD.
Prediction about which Congressional seats may be lost in 2020.
If you want to make sense of the Old Testament books, read The Message.
Here, 1 Samuel 13:6-7 we find that prolonged loss in battle finds the Israelites hiding in foxholes.
6-7 When the Israelites saw that they were way outnumbered and in deep trouble, they ran for cover, hiding in caves and pits, ravines and brambles and cisterns—wherever. They retreated across the Jordan River, refugees fleeing to the country of Gad and Gilead. But Saul held his ground in Gilgal, his soldiers still with him but scared to death.
The Philistines had disarmed them.
That describes today’s American culture, turned over to the enemies of not just Yahweh but of a healthy culture. America today is a moral sinkhole. The details on sex-trafficking are enough in themselves but there is also the statistics that 43% of males spend hours watching pornography which encourages rape, incest and every form of perversion – monkey see, monkey do.
Anarchists in charge
A small group of Congressmen and women are trying to overturn the results of a legal election because they do not share the same personal opinions of the current President. There is no crime named in this impeachment. The school systems are teaching socialism by example, and millions of Millennials have few civic skills to prepare them for what is coming, all issues they must eventually face.
Sanctuary cities are enclaves of civil disobedience sheltering the self-willed. Portions of the nation are literally burning up; others have no water. Yahweh Himself said he uses the weather to bring judgment on sin. (See the book of Amos.) And groups of people are so anti-truth they insist they are another gender, something they cannot prove scientifically, and then they demand special policies to support this nonsense. You are what your DNA says you are. Period.
Where is the church
the salt of the earth which is supposed to cleanse the society? Hiding out.
How can we get back into the war. There is nothing in our Bible which says Christians are to be isolated from political decisions. On the contrary, we are to be Change Agents in the world, not just as Christian missionaries in religious work, but as salt and light in business, education, law, social work, food service, retail, nongovernmental operations, transportation, the justice system, prisons, sports, everywhere. Because if we are not, nature abhors a vacuum and the devil will come in like a flood. That is our call to arms.
Prophetic Alert by Kim Clement
I repeat this prophecy because it is still in force. God’s word does not falter or wear out.
Is this the end? No! I see light in the nations. I see the Jews returning to their land from all over the world.
Fear, the enemy of prayer
Do not fear, says the Lord. If you fear, they will know it. If you fear, your enemies will know it. Do you remember when the spies returned from the land and they said we are afraid for the giants are in the land. They said these words: they said, “they saw us as grasshoppers, therefore we saw ourselves as grasshoppers. Therefore, they saw us as grasshoppers as well.”
We are not grasshoppers! We are giant slayers. We are Davids of this world! We are Davids of this world! We are the Davids of this world. We don’t see the giants; we see the slayed. We see a mighty army being raised up. Arise in this meeting, O Lord. Speak to us and destroy the power of our enemies, I pray in the Name Yeshua! (more…)
Back in 2008 when I was a missionary in China that nation suffered an earthquake which took over 1/4 million lives. When I returned to the States I learned that a well-known California family had lost their adopted Chinese child through a freak accident around that same time. The Lord showed me (more accurately the Holy Spirit showed me) – that this child was now reunited with her original Chinese family – a great home-going for them all.
How exciting. But of course the grieving Californians could not know what I’d been told. I have no contact with these people so I completely forgot my revelation.
Then I moved to Texas where I joined a modern charismatic church. The pastor one morning told the congregation that this Chinese child’s father was his personal friend. Later I told him what the Lord had revealed to me. Would he would please tell the grieving father, even though now it is 2 years later? Then I completely forgot about it.
Many months later I asked if he had talked to the father? Had he told him about what God had told me? NO, he had not. The Holy Spirit is called The Comforter, but his friend offered him no comfort.
Frankly it shocked me that this pastor would not care enough for his friend to ease his pain with this revelation. In fact, I was so put off by it I left the church entirely. Then I moved to another town and the entire thing was lost to my mind once more.
Eventually the impact of this earthquake came up again so I asked God – Why didn’t he tell his friend, the father? The Lord made it clear to “Her father already knows!” So God gave the revelation of what had happened to his child, perhaps directly, perhaps through another person. God is more than willing to tell us why He is doing things, or what has happened to our family beyond the grave. And it relieved my mind too, knowing that a family of Chinese were happily in heaven after I’d spent so much of my time trying to reach my Chinese students for the gospel.
This is what God wants for his church. He wants us to minister revelation and truth to each other. When that happens, the Real Church happens. Look at Acts 2. They are all in an upper room, in one accord. Out of this upper room came a massive 5,000 souls revival including a large number of foreigners (that is they were all speaking diverse languages) were taken into the church in one day. A crusade followed when many were sent out, miracles were common. Out of that original unity came the greatest single move of God up until that time.
And that is what God wants now.
No – He is not giving revelation to just anyone. Non-believers, mockers and the hostile are not included in the revelation of truth. But if God’s people will come together they’ll find themselves being effective beyond their wildest dreams. And prophecy is not just about the future – but also present reality and confirmation that when we are obedient we can receive assurance that we are on the right track.
Right now, angels are gathering people together – people who believe the word of God, in addition to people known as “tares” – those who pretend to be believers but who don’t believe. This is before the final harvest.
Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man who sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
If someone in your church does not agree, let them go.
If you no longer agree with what is being done in your church, you go. God has new barns and will deal with the nay-sayers.
We lost that unity and still don’t have it back, but the call of God and the potential is still there. When we are all on one page God will show up and do mighty things. It requires us all to be in total agreement with the word and the will of God.
Can any two walk together lest they be agreed? Amos 3:3
If you are tempted to, don’t ask God to rifle through piles of tares to drag them out and into the Kingdom. Not all people are going to be saved. Only those who do God’s business God’s way! We are to pray that those who have not made up their minds will be sought by God, but as for the rest – Let them go. His business and yours is the Kingdom.
That event in my life demonstrated to me one of the major duties the Holy Spirit has in this world – that of bringing believers together and empowering them to minister to each other.
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