Thursday, April 25, 2013
mothers, brothers, to fight to preserve our freedoms. The blood of our
forefathers was shed for our rights, freedoms, and to give us a
REPUBLIC (GOOGLE IT!) WE ARE TO KEEP IT! Tyranny was the enemy,
Communism was fought, dictators were thrown down, we were the shining
light on the hill. Now they say boo! and laugh as we cower down and
excuse the taking over of our Republic, our America. Becoming the very
enemy we fought since our first breath, Freedom is never free and it
seems like many have Stockholm syndrome, thinking they will be the
only ones not in danger if they are "teachers pet" of the evil
attacking us, our minds, our thinking, through social engineering and
political correctness, losing the ability to discern what is good and
what is evil. There is no grey, do not be confused. Slowly we start
agreeing with whatever they convince us is the popular way to think,
we have lost our way, our faith, and even discussing it becomes taboo
in order to ensure we have only the system as our higher power because
heaven forbid we obey anything other. I remember when there were no
cameras everywhere, no net, no cell phones, etc., and no nanny state
thinking, no storing your every word to use against you, just in case
you step out of line, seems there was less anxiety then, less cases of
depression, less diagnosis of psychological disorders, etc. people
were more free, and there were still threats as there are today, so
that is no excuse, and the thought of our fighters in our streets
invading our privacy - well that was never a thought, it was used to
show us an example of the evils of communism an why we fought it. This
thinking that we must become self-imprisoned house arrested citizens
whose very existence is to finance the machine that "keeps us safe" is
a false safety and goes against everything we were founded on, and
those rights are not gone. Learn about them, read the federalist
papers, carry a Constitution and bill of rights - and read it! I have
a lot to learn myself, but even on fb there is a federalist papers
page that offers free documents to read and it is awesome. Stand for
something or fall for anything. Love and help your neighbor, if we do
the work then we put the gov. out of business. Churches step up and
help people more. They are using our weakened economy to scare us into
accepting things we wouldn't if we didn't fear poverty.
GET RID OF FEAR
Luke 8:50, "But when Jesus heard it, he answered him saying, Fear not:
believe only, and she shall be made whole."
MATTHEW 9:23-31; MARK 5:35-43; LUKE 8:49-56
Jesus told Jairus to "believe only," implying that faith and fear can
operate in us at the same time. This is also the reason James tells us not
to be double-minded, or to waiver (Jas. 1:5-8). Fear will negate faith. We
can have both thoughts of faith and thoughts of unbelief at the same time.
Fear and faith are opposing forces. Fear is actually faith in reverse. Fear
is believing something or someone other than God. Therefore, fear makes us
subject to Satan and his death just as faith makes us recipients of all
that God has to offer. This is the reason Jesus told Jairus, "Fear not."
Jairus' fear would have sealed his daughter's death.
Instead of trying to build huge amounts of faith to overcome our fears and
unbelief, a simpler method is to remove our fears by cutting off their
source. Then, our simple "child-like" faith that remains will do the job.
It doesn't take big faith - just pure faith.
Where does fear come from? Second Timothy 1:7 says, "For God hath not given
us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound mind." It
doesn't come from God. The way that fear is able to come upon us is that we
take our attention off of Jesus and put it on our situation.
Fear or doubt cannot "just overcome" us. We have to let it in. In the same
way that faith comes by hearing the Word of God, fear comes by hearing or
seeing something contrary to God's Word. We would not be tempted with fear
or doubt if we didn't consider things that Satan uses to minister that fear
Satan tries to distract us with thinking about our problems. No problem is
too big for God. We should cast our concern about the problem over on God
and just keep our eyes on Jesus, the Word.
From http://www.jvim.com/ :
Ephesians 5:18,19 says:. . . *be filled with the Spirit; speaking to
yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord*. One evidence of the filling, then, is a
heart overflowing with spiritual songs.
Another evidence is Holy Spirit power for witnessing . . . *ye shall
receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you*: [the result:] *and
ye shall be witnesses unto me*. . . (Acts 1:8). Seek the power the apostles
had to witness as they bore ridicule, hatred, persecution, and death for
the Lord Jesus Christ. May I go one step further? I care not what you call
your experience with the Holy Spirit. However, do not pray for "*the
fulness of the Holy Ghost*" unless you are willing to become hated and even
slaughtered for the name of Jesus. This is where the power of the Holy
Spirit usually leads the sold out, dedicated, Spirit-filled Christian.
Let's look at the Book of Acts for a moment and see.
Peter, after being filled with the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:4 (not baptized,
which takes place at salvation, but filled, which is subsequent to
salvation), becomes a power-laden giant for God. Earlier in his life - in
fact, only 7 weeks earlier - he sat by a fire denying the Lord (Matthew
26). At that point in his life, he was a powerless witness. After he
allowed the Holy Spirit to take full control and possession of his body, he
became a one-man army for the Saviour. Please notice that the texts to be
quoted mention "boldness" and "power" as the results of the filling of the
Spirit. These two attributes, which the indwelling Spirit generates in the
believer when He is allowed to have control, cannot be easily duplicated
"in the flesh." "Boldness" and "power" in the face of persecution and death
can only be produced by the blessed Spirit of God.
*The Boldness of Peter*
First, let's consider the boldness of the Apostle Peter. Acts 4 states: *Then
Peter, filled* [filled - not baptized, but filled] *with the Holy Ghost,
said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel . . . Be it
known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead,
even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This *[Christ] *is
the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head
of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none
other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved *(verses
8, 10-12). Verse 13 states that these people saw the BOLDNESS of Peter and
John. Imagine the high priest and his relatives and a great multitude of
those who had put Christ to death gathered together as Peter denounces
their sin publicly and declares that this Christ they killed is the only
way of salvation! It takes Holy Spirit boldness to be uncompromising.
Are you seeking the fulness of the Holy Ghost for the same reason or
because it is the popular thing to do?
This same crowd hated Peter's message and threatened Peter and John in
verses 18-20: *And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all
nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto
them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than
unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen
and heard*. That is boldness, my brother! Did they quit? No! Acts 4:33
states: . . . *with great power gave the apostles witness of the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all*. In Acts
5:40-42 they are beaten for the sweet name of Jesus and guess what?. . . *they
departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted
worthy to suffer shame for his name.* Did it stop them? *And daily in the
temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ
*. The only thing that stopped these Spirit-filled warriors was death.
Beloved, to be filled with the Spirit is to die daily (Luke 9:23).
*The Power of Paul*
In Acts 9:17, Paul, too, was filled with the Spirit -not baptized, but
filled. He was baptized by the Spirit at salvation, as all believers are (I
Corinthians 12:13), and then filled as all believers should be (Ephesians
5:18). This filling prepared him for the Lord's plan: . . . *I will shew
him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake* (Acts 9:16). Has
anyone ever suffered as much as Jesus or Paul? This battle-scarred apostle
enumerates his sufferings in II Corinthians 11:23-27: . . . *in labours
more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in
deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered
shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeyings often,
in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own
countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in
the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in
weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in
fastings often, in cold and nakedness*.
Why was he so hated? Because. . . *he went into the synagogue, and spake
boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things
concerning the kingdom of God* (Acts 19:8); because his preaching caused an
uproar in the city (Acts 20:1); and because he called sin and sinners by
name. In Acts 13:9,10 we see Paul filled - get the exact word -filled with
the Spirit, setting his eyes on Elymas the sorcerer and saying: . . . *thou
child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to
pervert the right ways of the Lord?* A Holy Spirit-filled life denounces
sin in an uncompromising way. It also often brings death because they
beheaded Saint Paul. Stephen also experienced the same in Acts 7:55 when
he, being full of the Holy Ghost, BOLDLY exposed sin PUBLICLY and was
Friend, do you want to be filled with the Spirit? Think twice before asking
Him to take full control of your life. It may cost you everything you have.
However, it will be worth it all when we see Jesus. He said in Matthew
5:10-12: *Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile
you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you
falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your
reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you*
*Pray in faith*
Then, too, we must pray with faith. Some people feel their faith is too
weak, but I believe, with the Apostle Paul, that God hath dealt to every
man the measure of faith (Romans 12:3). If our faith comes from God-if He
has provided it for us, then we have enough...and it is sufficient!
When in the midst of suffering and in need of healing, many of us may find
it difficult to receive healing directly from the hand of God. But the Lord
often uses other hands, other instruments to meet our need. Often healing
comes through the channel of doctors and medicine. Depending on such
healing aids is not necessarily a lack of faith.
An old motto I've heard suggests that we should work as though everything
depended on us, but pray as if everything depended on God. Perhaps this is
the perfect blending of faith and works endorsed by the Apostle James (see
I thank God for the fine doctors and "miracle" drugs employed in my
treatment during my illness. But I am absolutely convinced that prayer
helped speed my healing by making my body more receptive to the treatment
than it ordinarily would have been.
I recovered with no lasting ill effects, no scars, no permanent damage.
Yet, another lady with almost the same condition, being treated by the same
doctor, with the same medication, did experience facial scarring and
Is God really interested in our individual needs and problems? Aren't our
personal difficulties too small to bring to the attention of the Almighty?
Isn't He preoccupied with wars and cataclysmic events, interested only in
global and universal affairs?
Not at all! Nothing is too great or too small to bring to the Lord. He
knows! He sees! He cares! Oh, yes, my friend. He is listening...and He will
I know this-when our own strength and provision fail, prayer helps us tap
into an inexhaustible divine supply. And it is undeniably true that more
miracles are wrought by prayer than this world could ever imagine.
*The Holy Spirit intercedes*
Dr. Van Impe and I are finding that when we pray, the Holy Spirit directs
us and helps us to pray. We do not have to depend on long prayer lists and
"vain repetitions" that become meaningless rituals (see Matthew 6:7).
There are times when I feel so overwhelmed by needs or challenges before me
that I don't even know how to pray. But the Holy Spirit does-and He
ministers through me to touch the heart of God. Paul wrote, *Likewise the
Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray
for as we ought: but the Spirit* [himself]* maketh intercession for us with
groanings which cannot be uttered* (Romans 8:26).
There have been times when I knelt to pray and could only weep-I couldn't
find the words to express what was inside. I would cry out, "Oh God, I
don't know how to put this because I'm so burdened. " What a comfort to
know that the Holy Spirit went right on interceding for me with groanings
and expressions too deep to be uttered.
And sooner or later, as I waited before God on my knees, that deep peace
that passes all understanding would sweep over me, and my troubled spirit
would be at rest. Once again I would have the blessed assurance of knowing
that *all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who
are the called according to his purpose* (Romans 8:28).
My friend, what God has done for me, He will do for you. The Lord is ready
to minister to you in every part of your life. He is listening.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
are we free anymore, or have privacy? This is insane, true there may
be benefits to doing the wrong thing, but that does not make it into a
"right" thing. Seems like we are all slowly being turned into citizens
on house arrest allowed to create wealth for the system, but never
truly free. People died to give us freedom and fought to make a
REPUBLIC for which we stand, stand, because you can't sit back and
watch it, our forefathers said we are to "keep it" or we will lose it.
Many give up everything to come here for a better life full of
promise, opportunity and freedom. I heard a recent family from a
communist country say they were shocked at what we have become, they
moved here to get away from communism, only to find we are headed
there. I pray they are wrong. We are a REPUBLIC and we need not allow
any infringements upon that, because it will destroy us like a cancer.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Glenn Beck claims the Govt. wants to kill Christians, Catholics, Mormons and basically anyone who loves the Constitution or stands for America!
and it stopped me in my tracks tonight. Please watch it and respond. I
am blown away at the absurdity of the claims.
Is the end game to put the good guys vs. the good guys, then there is
only bad guys left, leaving the need for the feds to move in and take
over? Then what will they do? Why? This is criminal and Treasonous to
call American "good guys" the enemy!! The ENEMY??!! And for what
purpose? They are Americans, to be called and charged as something
else is sociopathic and means someone other than an American is at the
wheel and someone needs to remove them for treason! Now!
Christianity is about forgiveness, spiritual revival, redemption,
reaching out to the poor, hurting, fatherless, elderly, those in
prison, hope, love, living with discernment, loving your neighbor,
charity, service, look at @Billy Graham, seriously, this is what
evangelical Christians look like and how we try to live, Wow! I
challenge all of you to get involved with his my hope for America, if
nothing else but to support their right to do their thing. They stand
for free speech, freedom of religion, and the constitution as written,
why alienate such faith groups if not for religious suppression,
discrimination, and oppression, all of which are again, not allowed in
America. Hinting at outside influence in this. You couldn't even use
these reasons when hiring or firing a person, as it is illegal!! This
is criminal and someone needs to shake the snakes and rats out of the
bushes get this stopped and charge those involved!
Are they dangerous, oh, I got it, the goal is to exterminate anyone
who thinks freely, and stands for anything, because they can not be
controlled easy enough to willfully and happily be turned into house
arrested slaves for the big giant head. So, those who love the true
American Republic must be destroyed or scared into silence. Sounds to
me like we have had our government taken over by some other country or
something. What the heck is going on??? Hocking Hills Tea Party
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I pray I am wrong here and that this is all fake but what do you think
is really going on? Could China be taking over since we owe them so
much money? This is making me crazy! I will leave this to wiser beings
to please explain to me who is at the wheel and what their plan is....
sigh... (Humming America the Beautiful...)
Wake up here:
Friday, April 12, 2013
God knows us before we reach earth. I believe this also was shown when the Angel came to Mary to proclaim Jesus birth. God knew who that baby was BEFORE he was born, and he knows us before we were in our mothers womb. We are given as gifts to our parents for them to lead and guide us thru this life to the next and the parents are wholly responsible for what they teach us.
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
The numbers of hairs on our heads are counted. His love is on a level maybe we just don't comprehend, but are blessed to enjoy!
King James Version (KJV)
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
King James Version (KJV)
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
"Thou art my hiding place;
Thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance." Psalm 32:7
"... I have more than a few thoughts on the book. To voice all of those thoughts would take pages, however, and so I'll sum it up and advise Christians to avoid this book ...
...This brings me to the critical issue I spoke of earlier: Is Jonathan Cahn trying to have his cake and eat it too? In other words, is TH really prophecy or is it fiction? He cannot have it both ways, which it appears to me he is trying to do. Allowing himself to be portrayed a prophet but leaving an escape hatch open by also claiming fiction..."
Beth Israel became an independent work in 1988 under the leadership, pastorship, and rabbinate of Jonathan Cahn. In this first year it grew from a congregation of about 35 people to three times that size. It soon outgrew its first home in the Paramus Church of the Nazarene, but there was no money for a building.It was then that an American Indian, "Wahu" Fuchs showed up on a Friday Night Service and told Jonathan that he was "the one." He further told Jonathan that God had instructed him to give him a check for $150,000, which he did, and which provided the funds needed for Beth Israel to purchase its first building.
After meeting a few months in the Holiday Inn in Paramus , Beth Israel moved into its first building, a former moose lodge on Garibaldi, Ave, in Lodi , New Jersey .
It wasn't long before Beth Israel outgrew this facility as well. Jonathan searched through northern Jersey for a larger place for two years but found nothing. Finally he was taken to a former department store in Garfield..."
How does a real prophet handle God's prophetic Word? Look at the guy through whom more "secrets" were revealed in the Old Testament than any other. No one has left us more Old Testament prophetic puzzles than Daniel. How did he handle the recognition of God's revelation in his time?
In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of Median descent, who was made king over the kingdom of the Chaldeans— in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. So I gave my attention to the LORD God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, "Alas, O LORD, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances. (Dan. 9:1-5)
Daniel is searching the Word which God has already given! Daniel, someone renowned for personal faithfulness to God's Word, discovers something no one else seems to be aware of which is inside the Word which God has already given! What does he do with this "secret"? Daniel begins by addressing the core issue of repentance of sin and obedience to the Word—that which has already been made known. He knows they are not going to get the greater fulfillment to come if they do not get what has already been revealed.
When faced with the imminent and inevitable fulfillment of God's prophetic Word, a true prophet first and foremost addresses the shortfall in living according to what God's people should already know. Daniel did not know how God would specifically fulfill the prophecies in Jeremiah, but he knew that it would be missed in whatever form it took by God's people if they did not repent and start living according to the Word already given to them. In other words, because people were not living according to the Word of God as already given, they were incapable of seeing what was about to be revealed in the prophetic Word of God! God is not going to reveal a "secret" to someone who is unwilling to obey the plain truth already provided. In fact, when Daniel was given an actual secret, he was told to keep it secret until God Himself would reveal it at God's appointed time. (Dan. 8:26-27)
Now here is an interesting supporting "revelation" from Scripture when it comes the unveiling of God's secrets. What would happen if God DID make one of His secrets known? How would we know for sure that this was authentically taking place?
The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him,
And He will make them know His covenant. (Psalm 25:14)
It will only come to those who are obediently putting His Word into practice for the purpose of their further putting His Word into practice! Biblically speaking, "those who fear Him" is defined as someone who is intimately acquainted and so reveres the Lord that it is visibly proven by their obedience to His Word. This verse does not contradict the one previously quoted from Deuteronomy, but establishes what we know not only about every biblical prophet's ministry, but every sign and wonder recorded and still to come: it is always about obedience to the greater message of the Word. The Psalmist tells us that the end result is the deepest and most complete working of God's Word, to "know His covenant". This is the term which expresses having entered into a personal relationship with God based on the mutual terms of His Word. Authentic secrets from the Lord confirm His Word for those already in a right and obedient relationship in the most profound ways so that it has the greatest effect to reinforce obedience to His Word!
- We know some "secrets" to be bogus because God does not reveal secrets to someone living a life apart from His Word.
- We know some "secrets" to be bogus because they are not supported by nor conform to God's already provided Word.
- We know some "secrets" to be bogus because they try to introduce something "new" that cannot be found in God's written Word.
- We know some "secrets" to be bogus because they are so general, we do not know what to actually do with the information.
"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law. (Dt. 29:29)
"I have not spoken in secret,
In some dark land;
I did not say to the offspring of Jacob
'Seek Me in a waste place';
I, the LORD, speak righteousness,
Declaring things that are upright. (Is. 45:19)
What is here articulated through Isaiah in the Old Testament is expanded upon by Christ Himself:
Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret. (John 18:20)
Paul tells us that even when God reveals a mystery, it is verified by God's Word and those through whom His written Word was given, and that such is always freely and publicly revealed to the entire world and has as its ultimate purpose faithfulness to God's Word:
Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith; to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen. (Rom. 16:25-27)
What is, has, and most certainly will come many more times in the form of those claiming to reveal something "secret" is probably best explained by Peter for what it really is:
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. (2 Pe. 2:1-3)
Too many are so easily deceived because they spend absolutely no time in the Word, usually because to do so would mean having to address the persistent issues of personal sin in their life. They do not know what God's Word says, so they allow someone else to define it for them. It is like buying a diamond without ever actually knowing what a real diamond looks or feels like, so why not just take the salesman's word for it? But for those of us who strive to attain to being a Wise Virgin (Mt. 25:1-13) who remain committed to His Word in spite of the lateness of the hour, we have already been provided everything we authentically and literally need from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. Everything else is an obvious and pale imitation...."
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
readings.. from my reading this am.. Proverbs 1:31 Therefore, they
must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their
own schemes 32 For simpletons turn away from me - to death. Fools are
destroyed by their own complacency. 33 But all who listen to me will
live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm. ... Proverbs 3:7 Don't be
impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away
from evil. 8 Then you will have healing for your body and strength for
your bones. 9 Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part
of everything you produce. 10 Then he will fill your barns with grain,
and your vats will overflow with good wine.