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What Impeachment Costs the Nation

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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.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/09/abortion-funders-christmas-theme-abortions-are-magical/

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)

DO YOU FEEL A CALLING TO SAVE AMERICA? YOU NEED TO READ MARIO’S NEW BOOK VESSELS OF FIRE AND GLORY.

This book would make a nice Bible study tool in your church.

Symbolism of the Human Body

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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

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

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.

#mandarin #chinese #allemand #espagnol #cantonese #francais

#Biblesymbols #dreaminterpretation #dreamsymbolism

God’s Plan for America 2020


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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.

https://www.lifezette.com/2019/12/prediction-pro-impeach-house-dems-12-more/?utm_source=activeengage&utm_medium=email

The Curse of Eli – the Bad Father

1 Samuel 3:14  And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

This is about iniquity, Yahweh holding persons accountable for the problems they cause in the lives of others. It is not the same thing as sin or sins.

In bold face are the sins committed by Eli and his two sons. These days we see a lot of rebellious sons but usually they are not in the ministry. And that is the key to the judgment of death on this pair – not that they were wicked, but that they used the holy things of Yahweh for evil, selfish purposes.

A Hard Life with Many Tears

22-25 By this time Eli was very old. He kept getting reports on how his sons were ripping off the people and sleeping with the women who helped out at the sanctuary. Eli took them to task: “What’s going on here? Why are you doing these things? I hear story after story of your corrupt and evil carrying on. Oh, my sons, this is not right! These are terrible reports I’m getting, stories spreading right and left among God’s people! If you sin against another person, there’s help—God’s help. But if you sin against God, who is around to help?”

25-26 But they were far gone in disobedience and refused to listen to a thing their father said. So God, who was fed up with them, decreed their death. But the boy Samuel was very much alive, growing up, blessed by God and popular with the people.

27-30 A holy man came to Eli and said: “This is God’s message: I revealed myself openly to your ancestors when they were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. Out of all the tribes of Israel, I chose your family to be my priests: to preside at the Altar, to burn incense, to wear the priestly robes in my presence. I put your ancestral family in charge of all the sacrificial offerings of Israel. So why do you now treat as mere loot these very sacrificial offerings that I commanded for my worship? Why do you treat your sons better than me, turning them loose to get fat on these offerings, and ignoring me? Therefore—this is God’s word, the God of Israel speaking—I once said that you and your ancestral family would be my priests indefinitely, but now—God’s word, remember!—there is no way this can continue.

I honor those who honor me;
those who scorn me I demean.

31-36 “Be well warned: It won’t be long before I wipe out both your family and your future family. No one in your family will make it to old age! You’ll see good things that I’m doing in Israel, but you’ll see it and weep, for no one in your family will live to enjoy it. I will leave one person to serve at my Altar, but it will be a hard life, with many tears. Everyone else in your family will die before their time. What happens to your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, will be the proof: Both will die the same day.

Many preachers say Christians can’t go to hell

Maybe they have not read this passage.  If you misuse the holy things of Yahweh in church or in public the curse of Eli is on you and your family. The New Testament repeat this warning in the book of Hebrews 6. Both Old and New Testament passages therefore verify that yes, it is possible to lose your salvation. 

Yahweh judges poor parenting

Yahweh requires fathers to properly discipline their children, especially sons, as they are more likely to learn from fathers than mothers. Throughout the Old Testament the mothers and grandmothers of kings and leaders were identified not only by their fathers but also by their mothers and even grandmothers. Yahweh is demonstrating that individuals will receive judgment or praise from Yahweh for how they raise their children.

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 [c]if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

There are hosts of critics of TV preachers and others. I always advise them to keep their mouths shut about this.  If these people are under the curse of Eli your being involved will do you no good, and not help them either. This curse also includes early death for the following generations, a warning to all those who serve the Lord in an official capacity.

Open criticism of Yahweh’s servants can get you in a heap of trouble as well. It can backfire so you must be disciplined, both you and your family, or stay away from ministry entirely. Yahweh is serious about this or we would not know about this.

If you have been victimized by religious people know this – Yahweh will avenge this in the end. It took years for the pedophilia in the Catholic Church to be addressed in the public square. Many ministers have hid their behavior, not the least being addiction to pornography – but it will all be exposed.  Yahweh said, first His people and then those outside.

And it is happening.

#lostsalvation #judgmentonministers 

See also Criticism of Beth Moore  and False Prophets in the Church

If you want to be a Change Agent, let me recommend Life Centers Global which seeks to turn around fatherless boys.

Understanding King James Bible – the -eth ending

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many believers still use the old KJV for study. It has its drawbacks in usage because it was translated in 1611. The modern versions remove some of these common in those days. I don’t know anyone who really likes grammar but here it has importance.

For example “-eth” is found often in such words as:

Psalm 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

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

There is a special meaning in the original. The “-eth” suffiz means continuing action. This is referred to as the “continuing present tense” or “habitually.”

This is action that does not stop. So Yahweh is watching over and keeping Israel without any break in time. No, Yahweh did not dump Israel after Yahshua died as the redeeming sacrifice. There is no end to the promises to Israel, the Jews and Yahweh’s chosen people continue to the end of time and afterwards. Judaism has its function; the church has its.

In the second example, those who continue to study Yahweh’s word will have no shame. Shame comes to our lives when we are insecure about our actions. There are many occasions when believers are forced to make very difficult decisions, choosing the lesser of two evils. Making a decision when issues are black and white is simple, but life does not contain easy issues, or easy decisions. And sometimes, after we make the “right” decision things go “wrong.”

#chosenpeople

Get the Church out of the Foxholes

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.

Anacharists 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.

#spiritualwarfare #changeagents

How to Pray 2019

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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! heavenlyhostWe 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…)

When you stand, praying…

 

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Why would Yahweh expect us to stand when we pray?

When you pray you approach the Judge of all Living, Yahweh the Father, and you must know the rules that govern the courtroom. When the judge enters, everyone stands. Standing shows that you respect the court and the judge who is in charge.

Your prayer is your bringing your case to the court, your petition for redress of some wrong that you wish Yahweh to right. You are either there on your own behalf, with your own needs, or you are there to speak on behalf of some person or possibly a cause needing Yahweh’s attention. The latter of these is called intercession.

But first you need permission to speak.

If you watch Court TV you will notice that frequently the judge will stop the petitioner mid-sentence and tell him he had no right to speak on the topic, or that what he said is not relevant to the case.

If you want our case to be heard, first you need “standing.”

STANDING defined – The legal right to initiate a lawsuit.

According to the Bible, which is cover-to-cover a book of laws, ‘standing’ is accorded to Yahweh’s chosen people the Jews because of the faith of their patriarch Abraham. Their standing was based on their obedience to the moral law and the complex structure of the priests of the temple. Fundamentally one thing was required – the blood of a sacrificial animal, properly prepared, became their access to the throne, the courtroom if you prefer, where their petitions were to be heard.

Fortunately for we Christians now the way into that courtroom was made possible by the single, one-time sacrifice of Yahshua who is not the person who has access to Yahweh on our behalf. And no one else has this privilege. That is why we pray in the name, or more accurately in the authority of Yahshua.
However, we do not have Yahshua’ authority if we have not yet yourselves became a living sacrifice by accepting his gift of salvation for us. Yahshua is in effect our attorney and because he is related to the judge we have a better chance of our prayers being heard. This does not guarantee we get what we ask for, only that we have access to the father.

Our prayers must meet certain conditions. We cannot be greedy, or asking for our desire for a lavish life. We cannot pray to do or promote evil. We cannot be involved with known sin or disobedience. So we have to examine ourselves before we start praying to see if our motives are pure.

Having confirmed to ourselves that we have met the standard we are ready to ask Yahshua to present our prayer to Yahweh the father. Now we have standing.

There are only three possible answers to your prayer – Yes, No, and Later.

Twin girls were sexually abused by their father, I was told by one of them when she was an adult. She and her sister joined hands and asked Yahweh to stop their father. The girls had standing before Yahweh because they were under their father’s authority and sex sins are at the top of Yahweh’s No List. The twins were about seven at the time.

Soon after that their father suffered a stroke and was in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. When I hear about sex trafficking of children, I think of this story. And today when sex trafficking is an international scandal, you can pray this judgment on modern abusers too. Yahweh will give you standing at court to ask for judgment on them.

Psalm 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear.

Your iniquities have separated you from your God. And your sins have hidden his face from you, so that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:2

We know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will He hears him. John 9:31.

When I worked at a juvenile prison I saw how many inmates were damaged by the curses of their parents. Prayers by parents have more weight, more standing before Yahweh, but curses are also very much worse coming from parents.

  • “You’re just like your father.”
  • “You are the stupidest kid.”
  • “Why can’t you be like your nice sister?”
  • “You will never amount to anything.”

The guards spoke the same criticisms to control the inmates, reminding them of their bad behavior. “I know your record. You are a troublemaker.” Curses are the opposite of prayers and bring great damage to people, adults as well as children. And because parents have standing, their curses are more hurtful than those of strangers.

You can see why we are to pray, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight.” Our words have power, for good or evil, especially where we have standing as a married couple or as parents. Words count.

#howtopray #curses #prayersascurses

If you want to be a Change Agent, let me recommend Life Centers Global which seeks to turn around fatherless boys.

Holy Spirit as Unifier

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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.

#unbelievers #prophecy #Chinaearthquake

When your faith conflicts with your employment

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There are occasions in our work world when we must do things that are in violation of our own principles. There are employees who are expected to be in drunken parties with others. I’ve heard of people who feel an obligation to give to charities they think are corrupt. Some bosses expect employees to engage in practices that are morally objectionable. As the modern saying goes, there is an APP for that.eldercare

God knows the difference between what you must do in your job that violates your conscience and what your own conscience is telling you.

There is an example in the Old Testament.

Naaman the Syrian (that is, he was not a Jew) had a miracle healing from the Jewish God. At the prompting of his maid he was encouraged to seek out Elisha the Prophet for a cure for his leprosy, a disease so disfiguring that it also made him a pariah in his community. This healing restored him to his position and his job. However, he also knew he must take part in idol worship in the course of his duties as General of the Army.

He appealed to Elisha the Prophet for mercy, which was granted. Here is the passage.

I Kings 5:17 Naaman said, “If not, please let your servant at least be given two mules’ load of earth; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering nor will he sacrifice to other gods, but to the Lord. 18 In this matter may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon your servant in this matter.” 19 He said to him, “Go in peace.”

Naaman was required to accompany his boss into a idol temple for worship and wanted to be sure God knew he wasn’t taking part in his heart.  God knows when you have tough, conflicting calls and He has mercy on that. However, no one should expect to stay in a job that continually challenges one’s faith. There are other jobs.

I once worked for a woman involved in the occult.  I got out as fast as I could. She had hired some witches for her business and I worked with them on separate shifts in Eldercare.  One woman levitated the bed in the spare bedroom on one old man.

Another witch prompted an old man she was serving, another Eldercare assignment, to contact his dead wife. That was too much for me. There were also some Christian nurses who were disturbed over his reaction. We all noticed he was agitated after she was on duty. I quit without comment.

I worked for a woman in a job that had much potential but in her office she conducted worship services for a quasi-Christian cult; it preached that there is no sin. I quit there after a few months.  A year later the office building in which she worked caught on fire – but only her office burned.  A friend of mine had an office across the hall and all he suffered was a little smoke damage.  God is more than capable of judging people when they are out of line.

Two things we learn from this lesson. God does know your heart and two, be careful whom you hire to take care of an older adult. It was a shock to me to find witches actively trying to influence seniors in eldercare.

The Chief Political Issue of our Time

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What the modern Democratic Party has now become. What the Republican Party may try to become.

Media Moguls site climate change, or removing the plastic from the ocean, income inequality, labor unions, Russian election meddling, government corruption, impeaching the President, or impeaching everybody else, fake news, censorship, Antisemitism, or any of the other headline making problems which may be real in themselves. But that is not the key issue.

NO, it’s all about sex. The primary goal of modern politicians is to maintain the fiction that men (males) can have unlimited sex without responsibility, accountability or consequences. Abortion on demand and paid for by the government allows them to believe this fiction.

After that every other issue is just glamorized window dressing. It’s embarrassing, it’s raw, but it strips away the Emperor’s Political Regalia and gets down to the real vote.  Who votes and why.

The god Moloch

This is not new. The ancient Canaanite religion outlined the contest between the newly emergent Hebrews in the land of Israel and the hedonistic worshipers of Moloch, the god of abortion, cutely called “child sacrifice” so it sounds like a religious rite. We must also include here sex trafficking of all persons, young and older. God has already brought partial judgment to the nation with the highest rate of sex trafficking worldwide. God threw a giant millstone into the sea.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob said flatly that this Canaanite crowd must be completely wiped of the face of the earth. He was not even a little iffy about it. And that He also said, “I am the Lord. I change not,” He’ll not be changing his mind about this either. The Canaanites must go, in spite of the command being ignored for 3500 years.

It appears that it is time’s up now for this command to be leveled, Syria is part of the old Canaanite territory so the total destruction of Aleppo makes some sense. Just as Lot and his daughters fled Sodom and Gomorrah, the civilians escaped Aleppo in 2016.

Free sex is a fiction which must come to an end because human beings are eventually responsible, accountable, and will also suffer consequences. There is a price to be paid for every immoral act; sometimes that price comes in this life, and sometimes in the next life but it comes. God is not mocked; whatsoever we sow we also reap.

God waited 3500 years to turn the homeland of the worshipers of Moloch, the abortion god, into a parking lot. Will he wait another 3500 years to make good his word for the modern child killers? I rather doubt it.

Worldwide abortion data

Truth can make you free, but only as you marshal the courage to face it. Americans are watching the cancer of corruption of the soul to strip away their government in the name of egalitarianism or diversity or fairness.  There is nothing fair about murdering a defenseless child-to-be in the womb, endangering the life and psyche of the mother, costly huge amounts of money for an unregulated industry (abortion) and forcing unqualified refugees to head to the USA to fill jobs which could have been done by native born citizens.

The next election will decide America’s future

When the Democrats at their 2016 convention announced that God was no longer relevant to their political goals, God was paying attention. This open endorsement of atheism brings a curse, a curse which continues to this day. In the wings still stands the ancient god Moloch always ready to make a religion out of killing your kids. Nice try.

This next election will determine a new Supreme Court; the wrong one could endorse sexual deviancy or not. The next election will determine the makeup of Congress and the future Congressional districts which may favor sexual deviancy or not. The next Senate will determine who is appointed to the Supreme Court – those who approve or reject sexual deviancy – or not. Many new Governors will also be selected. No matter what the news media say about this next presidential election, the issue underneath it all will be abortion. And as America goes, so goes the world. God wants to know which side you are on.

#2020election #sextrafficking #abortion #sexualdeviancy #political issues

Antisemitism in Europe- Hey, Didn’t We Already Fight This War?

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2019 Persecution of jews
Evil always finds someone else to blame.

This blog is pro-Israel because Yahweh said anyone who messed with His People would suffer, and anyone who blessed His People would also be blessed. We take this stand because we want to be on Yahweh’s side. Regardless. And we advise this for you too.

From of NEW YORK TIMES BY by Bari Weiss

Two years ago, a 27-year-old man named Kobili Traoré walked into the Paris apartment of a 65-year-old kindergarten teacher named Sarah Halimi. Mr. Traoré beat Ms. Halimi and stabbed her. According to witnesses, he called her a demon and a dirty Jew. He shouted, “Allahu akbar,” then threw Ms. Halimi’s battered body out of her third-story apartment window.

This is what Mr. Traoré told prosecutors: “I felt persecuted. When I saw the Torah and a chandelier in her home I felt oppressed. I saw her face transforming.”

One would think that this would be an open-and-shut hate crime. It was the coldblooded murder of a woman in her own home for the sin of being a Jew. But French prosecutors decided to drop murder charges against Mr. Traoré because he … had smoked cannabis.

If France’s betrayal of Sarah Halimi is shocking to you, perhaps you haven’t been paying much attention to what by now can be described as a moral calamity sweeping the West of which her story is only the clearest example. A crisis, I hasten to add, that’s perhaps less known because it has been largely overlooked by the mainstream press.

The most generous read of this enormous blind spot is that the story is not always straightforward; there have been some laudable steps to fight back. On Tuesday, for example, the French Parliament formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism when it passed a motion declaring anti-Zionism a form of Jew-hatred. Yet on the same day, more than 100 Jewish gravestones were found spray-painted with swastikas in a cemetery near Strasbourg — a potent reminder that governments are only as good as the culture and the people upholding them.

So allow me to put it plainly: We are suffering from a widespread social health epidemic and it is rooted in the cheapening of Jewish blood. If hatred of Jews can be justified as a misunderstanding or ignored as a mistake or played down as a slip of the tongue or waved away as “just anti-Zionism,” you can all but guarantee it will be.

Yet beneath the finger-pointing and the victim-blaming and the accusations of panic lobbed against a people that know a little something about persecution, there is the same old bigotry — the hatred of Jews that has presaged the death of so many seemingly civilized societies. A hatred that still, after centuries, exerts its powerful allure during periods of political and economic unrest, when the angry, the confused, the shortchanged and the scared look for simple explanations and a scapegoat. And even those who seek to uplift the marginalized can’t seem to find their voice when it comes to Jews facing anti-Semitism.

Take a look at some of the events around the Thanksgiving holiday, incidents that have kept Jews all over the world glued to their phones, and which have driven some to update their and their children’s passports.

Start with Britain. Last Friday night, a rabbi who had just left a synagogue was beaten on the street by teenagers screaming, “Kill the Jews.” These now-regular occurrences come as there’s a decent chance that the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will become the next prime minister — giving anti-Semites the imprimatur of a major Western government.

Mr. Corbyn’s long history of slurs against Jews and Israel, his warm words about his “friends” in Hezbollah, and his worldview, which finds far more to admire in countries like Russia and Venezuela than England itself, are well documented. To choose just the latest headline: The BBC, he said on Iranian state television, is “biased” toward saying that “Israel has a right to exist.” (My favorite remains his remark that British Zionists “who, having lived in this country for a very long time, probably all their lives, don’t understand English irony.”)

The fish rots from the head, and so it has with Labour. According to Britain’s chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, there are 130 cases of outstanding complaints of anti-Semitism against Labour Party members. Ninety-three percent of British Jews say they won’t vote for Labour. Forty-seven percent say they will “seriously consider” emigrating if Labour wins. And yet the latest polling shows Labour rallying.

Other issues, Jews are told, are more important than their own safety. Sometimes their fears are dismissed as “hysteria.” The socialist filmmaker Ken Loach has called it a “witch hunt.” The powerful union leader Len McCluskey has accused the Jewish community of “intransigent hostility.” When Rabbi Mirvis took the extraordinary step of weighing in on the election, insisting that the very “soul of our nation is at stake,” he was accused, variously, of bad faith, of taking focus away from the real threat of right-wing bigotry, and of actually stoking anti-Semitism himself.

Jewish Voice for Labour, the party’s pet Jewish front group, has codified all of these gaslighting tactics in a document that helpfully lays out the strategy for how other political groups and movements with a will to power can shut down Jewish concerns about organized, systemic anti-Semitism.

Over in Italy, the town of Schio decided against establishing a Holocaust memorial — the subtle, brass “stumbling stones” called stolpersteine that dot the streets of European cities where survivors of Hitler’s genocide still stroll — on the grounds that 14 stones in a city of 40,000 would prove too divisive. “Let the victims rest in peace” said Alberto Bertoldo, a local politician. The memorial, he said, would risk “generating new hatred and division.”

While in Schio the Holocaust proves a divisive moral issue, in Montreal it was a planned trip to Israel. Jordyn Wright is a Jewish sophomore who sits on the board of the Students’ Society of McGill University. Over winter break, she is planning, like hundreds of other North American Jewish college students, to go to Israel with Hillel. As a result of that trip, the student government voted to call for her resignation. Never mind that the trip included time with Palestinians in the West Bank. Never mind that another student government leader is also going; apparently because that student is not a Jew, no resignation was required.

I toggled over the weekend between Ms. Wright’s chilling account of the history of anti-Jewish discrimination at her school and The Washington Post, which had published a frothy profile of Valerie Plame, the former C.I.A. officer who is now running for Congress as a Democrat in New Mexico.

There we learn that Ms. Plame looks “astoundingly good, at 56, as if the high-altitude desert air has preserved her skin since the day she arrived here 12 years ago.” Yet nowhere in the long article does the reader learn that two years ago, Ms. Plame tweeted an essay called “American Jews Are Driving America’s Wars” by a man famous for his anti-Jewish conspiracy thinking on a website that flirts with Holocaust denial. She also shared an article that linked Israel to the Sept. 11 attacks. It somehow didn’t merit mention.

Elsewhere in the Democratic Party, Linda Sarsour, the activist who was removed from her leadership position in the Women’s March thanks to her history of anti-Semitic scandals and who now serves as a surrogate for the presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, gave a talk on Friday to a group called American Muslims for Palestine. The part of her talk that circulated online focused on the apparent hypocrisy of progressive Zionists: How, Ms. Sarsour asked about people who are the No. 1 target of white supremacists, can they claim to oppose white supremacy when they support “a state like Israel that is built on supremacy, that is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everybody else?”

Lest you think this is “just anti-Zionism,” consider that the Sanders surrogate was speaking at a conference that printed the following sentence in its program: “Zionism has come in like a disease to destroy the purity of Al Quds.” (Al Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem.)

Should I tell you about a Christian fundamentalist show on TruNews hosted by a man named Rick Wiles? TruNews was granted an interview by Donald Trump Jr. and its representative was called on by President Trump at a news conference. Last week on his show Mr. Wiles claimed that Jews are behind the impeachment proceedings against the president. A “Jew coup,” he called it, that would replace Mr. Trump with “a Jewish cabal.”

Should I tell you about the swastikas found at Sixth & I, a synagogue and a hub of Jewish cultural and intellectual life in Washington? Or the ones painted in red on a statue of the great Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem in Ukraine?

Or that on Monday morning in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a Jewish subway rider reported that another woman yelled slurs and threatened to throw her onto the tracks? And that the following day, also in Crown Heights, three teenagers hurled rocks at a Jewish elementary school bus, breaking a window.

There is a theme here. The theme is that Jew-hatred is surging and yet Jewish victimhood does not command attention or inspire popular outrage. That unless Jews are murdered by neo-Nazis, the one group everyone of conscience recognizes as evil, Jews’ inconvenient murders, their beatings, their discrimination, the singling out of their state for demonization will be explained away.

When you look at each of these incidents, perhaps it is possible still to pretend that these are random bursts of bigotry perpetrated by hooligans lacking any real organization or power behind them.

But Mr. Corbyn’s electoral prospects in Britain tell a different, far more distressing story — that a person with some of the same impulses as those hooligans can stand within spitting distance of the office of prime minister. This is what happens when a culture decides that Jewish lives are stumbling stones.

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Damnable and Non-Damnable Heresies

There are heresies and then there are “damnable heresies.” Heresy means “to choose what you believe.” Yahweh has chosen what we are to believe and to make it simple He also supervised the writing of a book, The Holy Bible, available in almost every spoken language. When in doubt, check the book.

Most heresies will not send you to hell. And more importantly even some things people think are required are also not a problem, like food laws, required festivals, and recognition of certain days, including Sabbath-keeping.  All these are external.

A. Damnable Heresies

  1. Any belief that places the death of something other than Yahshua as a sacrifice for sin
    2. Ultimate reconciliation – eventually even the devil and his angels are saved.
    3. Annihilation Theories – when you die you cease to exist in any form.
    4. Reincarnation – you are born again as another person or being.
    5. Belief in any theory that makes Yahshua not really Yahweh at any point in his life or death
    6. Belief in any theory that does not recognize the blood of Yahshua as the agent to cover sin
    7. Belief in any theory that does not require repentance and confession of faith.
    8. Committing the unpardonable sin – rejecting the person of Christ
    9. Belief in any theory that puts Yahshua as an equal to other gods, including Allah, Buddha, etc.
  2. Any religious system which denies in practice the existence of sin, since the personal recognition of personal sin is a requirement for salvation.
  3. One religious group says you must be married to be saved and if you divorce you end up in hell.  Besides being ridiculous and not scriptural, it is also laughable as anyone who has ever been married knows.
  4. Rapture theories are divisive and since no one can prove his position at the present time adherence to any one interpretation is not a litmus test for salvation.

B. Non Damnable heresies, nonsense theories

  1. Any theory which claims you receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to be saved, or water baptism or any process that requires additional performance.
  2. Yahshua paid the price for all sins of all men if they accept his sacrifice for their own sins – murder abortion, witchcraft, adultery, theft and sex sins and, most importantly if they also repent.  Mere confession is not adequate.  I have heard many a person weep over their sins but, it was for public show and the heart was not right.  “With the heart man believes unto righteousness, and confession is made unto salvation.”
  3. Belief in only part of the Bible – Many people believe the Bible in part. While this does not keep you out of heaven it proportionally reduces your blessings in this life and in the next.
  4. Hyper-grace theories say that once you are saved  any additional sin is automatically forgiven.  This is wishful thinking and makes the grace of Yahweh something of a joke.
  5. Amulets, relics and other religious items have no effect on one’s salvation but relying on them can keep you from learning the truth and may become an idol.
  6. Reading alternate religious books, such as the Da Vinci Code, may not damn you but they are confusing and enforce the “traditions of men” which Yahshua condemned.

Given men’s ability to concoct lies, there may be other heresies I’ve missed, but this is a start.

#annihilation #jesussinned #Jesusmarried #devilsaved

Iran and a 3000 year old Prophecy

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Written eleven years ago, this description of what God’s plans for Iran and the Middle East still stands true. Yahweh is outside time, and His words remain to be fulfilled. Some of them take thousands of years. Today, 2019-2020 the Middle East is still in the cross hairs. December 6, 2019 Uprising in Iran

The purpose of divine prophecy is to prepare us so we are not surprised or moved by international wars and rumors of wars. Yahshua said “watch and pray.” The Bible was written for all men, not just Jews and Christians. Be ready.

THE PROPHECY OF EZEKIEL 38 By PAT ROBERTSON

Friends, you might like to know what the Bible has to say about Israel in the last days. Here’s what the Book of Ezekiel tells us in the thirty-eighth chapter:

Ancient Prophecies now being FulfilledEzekiel 38:1-9 (NASB) And the word of the LORD came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, ‘Thus says the Lord

GOD, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.

I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops—many peoples with you. Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them.

After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them. You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you.” ’ ”

This is the prophecy of Ezekiel, that in the latter days a coalition of nations is going to come against Israel. Let’s look at a map of the region, and find out what nations are included in Ezekiel’s prophecy. Israel is in the center. The Bible refers to Israel as the “navel of the earth.” Surrounding Israel are the other nations mentioned in Ezekiel:

There is Put – which is modern day Libya. Ethiopia, more correctly translated Cush, or what we know as modern day Sudan. Gomer is the Caucasian area of Eastern Europe. Beth-togarmah which may be Turkey. Gog and Magog, comprised of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kurdistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and others.

Meshech, which is now the Russian Federation. Rosh means “head”, and is apparently Russia. Persia, which is modern day Iran. And what do these nations have in common? Most are Islamic states. Iran, Libya, Sudan, the “stan” countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kurdistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey – all Islamic states and many are breeding grounds for radical Islamic terrorism. Iran has publicly declared its desire to see Israel annihilated. Iran would have to cross Iraq and perhaps come down through Syria on its way to the border of Israel. Just as Ezekiel has prophesied, these nations will gather together against the chosen people of God.

Ezekiel has painted a picture of modern day Israel as well. The prophet describes in the latter days, Israel will be gathered together from many nations. Israel will rebuild the nation that was desolate and will desire to live in peace in the land. That’s when this armada of essentially Muslim nations will be joined together with Russia to invade Israel. Now, here is a remarkable thing. Ezekiel says this group of nations will not include Egypt, or Jordan. It will not include Saudi Arabia or Yemen.

Isn’t it amazing that in an unprecedented move in 2006, members of the Arab League of nations, for the first time have denounced another Muslim group for provoking and attacking Israel? Who are these nations that have broken allegiance with this radical Muslim attack? None other than Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Together, they are condemning Hezbollah. In fact, they are hoping Israel is successful in diminishing this powerful terrorist organization along with its sponsors, Syria and Iran. Iran has become too powerful in the region.

The idea of an Iran, armed with nuclear weapons, is a threat to Arab nations as well as Israel. This is the situation described by the prophet Ezekiel. You ought to read your Bibles, Ezekiel 38. Can this be a prelude to that? We’re not sure, but it could be. As we begin to see the line-up of nations conforming to the prophecies of the Bible, we can be very sure of the outcome: God has promised that He will destroy the enemies of Israel and bring glory to Himself.

#prophecy #Turkey #Iran #Israel

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What Missionaries Do

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My non-scientific estimate of the percentage of people who have no idea what a missionary does?  Maybe 95%, +or- 3%.  Missionaries are change agents, and we know that human beings are resistant to change.  If we tell them that up front, we’d never get a single convert,  so we begin with the culture.

Liturgical Religion is not a mission goal

Most religions are liturgical; even those churches which are informal have a standard practice in public meetings.  The gathering together of like-minded people forms the whole basis of society – all societies – around location (geographical), religions- most of the original societies relied on a powerful god-person, or a soldier-leader who ruled by force, or most frequently by families, almost always language families.  

This is not high-sociology, just an observation.  It is the link that Islam has with itself all over the world, a world mission to rule  through Sharia law and a ruling class tolerating no other.

Christianity, based on Judaism follows much the same path, except that the Yahweh is not Allah but a person who identified Himself as “I Am.”  Originally Yahweh set standards for his people – a set of rules and  a common master, Yahweh Himself.  But the manner in which this religion is lived is based largely on local culture.  The Eskimos (Inuits) gather around a fire, Catholics gather in formal grand churches, some African groups gather at the river with no formal structures in sight.  Today there are large churches which meet only on the internet.

Culture is the Contest for Understanding

Within the context of culture missionaries examine the situation and pray for guidance on how Yahweh may be understood and known.  In China, for example, all the assumptions about western religion are false such as the notion that Christianity is for white people – an Anglo-God so to speak, based largely on English-speaking standards since most of the missionaries to China came from that part of the world.

The Yahweh of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is originally identified with the Semitic Peoples of the Middle East.  Yahshua, because he died for the whole world, does not and has not limited himself to one cultural standard.  You find Menorah and 7 branch candlesticks (they are not identical) in Messianic churches, but only occasionally in other buildings.  Some churches have dancing, and music – others not.  Some have communion every Sunday, many only as the minister feels moved to do so, others once a month.  That is because Yahshua wants us recognize His world-wide persona.

2 Corinthians 5:16 (CJB) So from now on, we do not look at anyone from a worldly viewpoint. Even if we once regarded the Messiah from a worldly viewpoint, we do so no longer.

Learning out about Yahweh starts with a small group

Knowing Yahshua Christ only through one’s individual congregation is referred to in scripture as knowing Yahshua “after the flesh” a term from the King James version.  But later on, it is a sign of spiritual maturity to leave behind the notion of denominational practices that are limited to local churches. When this does not happen churches become repositories for the children of the original members who may or may not be believers, having never been presented the same powerful gospel their fathers and mothers heard. These churches waste away. Today 30% of Christians do not go to church, disinterested and unchallenged, depending unfortunately on TV which may not move them forward.

Missionaries must first understand the people they are reaching

The missionary is first  a Watchman on the Wall – see Ezekiel. This person or persons spy out the land for a shred of concern for eternal things.  Occasionally there is a zealot (like Paul) who is already motivated and one needs to get him moving in a better direction.  There may be desperately dissatisfied and unhappy people who do not appreciate what is happening around them.  They can make good converts too.

The least available are those who are self-satisfied or content with the status quo.  Ronald Reagan defined the status quo as “the mess we are in,”  sand many people are too inert to change.

Reality is the ultimate goal of religious training

The church is ultimately about reality – or looking at life through Yahweh’s eyes, using the Bible and the testimony of believers.  It will always meet head-on culture and use it for its advantage to introduce Yahshua as a person. You know girls who grow up thinking marriage will solve all their problems. Men may think, if i can only find a girl. Yahweh has a mate for you, and He’ll do a better job of finding one for you.  

Yahshua is not a movement, an idea, a system or a benevolent dictator; he is a person separate from the cultural assumptions which cloud people’s minds.  Since repentance is about “changing one’s mind” the missionary must start there.  Of course there is opposition.

For those who believe that unbelief is a valid position I can only say you cannot prove a negative.  It is futile.  If you must hold on to your position you must do it by faith – that is you must say “I have faith that Yahweh does not exist.”  This is the same group that says a falling tree does not make noise in the forest simply because no one hears it.  That defines the humanist’s position on reality. No human need be present in order to verify or negate what is happening. 

The universe has both absolutes and truths

However, what is real is real regardless of who knows, sees, hears, or understands.  In fact, the whole notion of immutable standards needs resuscitation so people can deal with the real world; all else is illusion. Reality cannot be defined by what you think; that is the best definition of neurosis: ” my notion of what reality is, makes it real.”  These people are not dangerous (usually) just dysfunctional.***

We do not need to push the demonic on people for them to get a whiff of evil; we must show them that evil does not go away simply because we wish it would.   Yahweh allows evil to remain as part of our training.  An athlete repeats over and over certain moves until, when he is under extreme pressure from a contender, he makes exactly the right moves to win.

After the missionary has done his job, he moves  on and leaves the congregation to a pastor or a group of leaders.  There are new fields to plow.

*** I had a friend years ago who was neurotic.  She had three marriages but she honestly believed that all previous marriages did not exist and that her third husband was the true father of the two sets of children from her previous two marriages.  You can call this nuts if you wish, but it is a good example of neurotic behavior.

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How to read through the Bible in a Year without losing heart

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Print this out an place in your favorite Bible. Decide now that you will get up a half hour before everyone else and get this reading done before you start your day. once you get in the habit you will never give it up.

If you read the Bible through cover to cover, and I’ve done it often, you may get bogged down in Deuteronomy or Leviticus, so I recommend you start with the New King James version, which is the one most often quoted, and I’d read The Message for all the historical books, Chronicles, Kings, and Samuel.

Try to skip around the other books reading those chapters that have come up in discussion or a sermon.

Let’s say your minister speaks on Ben-Hadad.  He is a wicked King of Syria and Syria’s wickedness is at the top of our current news.  You can look up chapters on this man by going to Bible Gateway

If you get up early in the morning to do this, the thoughts you read will filter through your brain during the day and keep your mind off how broke you are.

After you read a chapter check off the number at the chapter heading. If you read 3 chapters each day and 5 on the weekends you should be done in a year. One Psalm each day will take 5 months. Now that doesn’t sound so hard, does it?

Remember 3 chapters a day and 5 on the weekends = 1 year.

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