Alone to Pray

Matthew 14:23  “And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.”

It has been a long time since I updated or added anything to this blog, of which I am grateful to still be a part of. We have been sent by the Lord to go up into a mountain apart to pray. We do not have internet service or cell phone service to speak of unless we drive 4 miles down the road. We truly feel “set-apart”. We have to still work, but our quiet time has increased dramatically. Any extra time I get with the Lord makes me very happy!

What am I praying about? Hosea 14 comes to mind, specifically Hos 14:4, “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.”

God is pleading with us to turn back to Him as individuals, the Body of Christ, a nation and the world! Too much of the world system has invaded the lives of God’s people. My spirit is grieved, as I believe the Holy Spirit is allowing me to feel a fraction of His grief.  

I pray for holy boldness among God’s people to stand firm and hold fast to righteousness and justice; proclaiming salvation for all who choose to believe! May we remind all those around us that God so loved the world, and he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life! (John 3:16)

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LIFE BLESSING

Deuteronomy 11:26-28 “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God,”

It is so important that in this dispensation, or church age of grace, we understand God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  His commandments to obey Him still stand.  His grace is the supernatural ability given to receive salvation in this Gentile, or heathen culture, THROUGH FAITH in the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus the Messiah; Yeshua!

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Christmas or Christ-mass?

I love all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus and will make this a short blog post with the hope that it will cause you to search out truths for yourselves.  We are to worship God in Spirit and in Truth.  After all, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (Jn. 14:6)  We are not to be ashamed of the gospel.  We are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength; and love our neighbors as ourselves.  The following tidbits of truths set me free from the chaos of the world system surrounding this time of year.  Please note:  I challenge you to look up for yourselves what I am about to say. 

First of all, Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th.  A majority of ministers know this and still go along with the worlds antics.  Jesus is NOT the reason for this crazy excuse to go-in-debt season.  Christians are just following the world in their frenzy.  There is no need to get upset about what people say or don’t say when it comes to the word Christmas.  Again I say, take some time and research the TRUE meaning of it, or Christ-mass, as it came from our Catholic brethren.  Extended definitions can be found in the World Book Encyclopedia and the Catholic Encyclopedia.  The shortened definition of Christ-mass means “death of Christ.”  So when we say Merry Christmas, we are actually saying, “Happy death of Christ”! 

Christmas is NOT a scriptural holiday.  We can certainly and joyously celebrate Jesus’ birth, but not confuse it with pagan practices.  Let us fulfill true religion as found in Isaiah 58, which is to feed the hungry, take the poor in to your house, clothe the naked, and observe the Sabbath as God commanded as a “perpetual covenant and a sign forever”.  Let us obey Jesus when he said in Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature…v17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; v18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Lastly, why keep lying to our kids?  It is such a let down when the truth comes out that Santa is a fake.  How then do you expect them to believe us when we try to tell them Jesus is real?  Let us keep Christ in our hearts, homes, schools, and government; and be true followers of Him! 

For more on this topic, see my post titled “Christmas and Christianity”. 

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JEHOVAH Our Strength

Isaiah 12:2-6  “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid:  for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.  Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.  And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.  Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.  Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.”

First of all, let me apologize for the dry spell since my last post.  We are in one of the most hardest hit areas from Hurricane Florence and it has been a whirlwind.  BUT GOD was merciful!  In the midst of it all, we have been praising Him for the great things he has done.

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The King is Coming!

“Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation” (II Corinthians 5:18-19).
     I have just had an epiphany after watching a recent Dane Wigington video on Geoengineering and how our government is waging weather warfare and chemical warfare on Americans.  I knew about the chemtrails, but I didn’t know they were manipulating weather conditions and causing such disastrous results, not just here, but around the world.  What I realize now, having studied end-time prophecies in the Bible, scientists, ex-CIA whistle-blowers, and the like; are just confirming what God has laid out as our destiny; and the only hope and answer is found in Jesus Christ.
     “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my Words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)   The Apostle John wrote the following after an extensive vision from Christ, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” (Revelation 21:1)
      Things are wrapping up here very soon.  I encourage you to seek the true and living God through Jesus, his Son NOW!  Set aside just one day and ask Him to reveal Himself to you in a way you will understand.  It is a ‘visceral’ thing; that is to say, ‘beyond human reasoning’, yet simple.  FAITH in someone and something you can’t see or touch.  Jesus told his doubting disciple, “Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: but blessed are they that have NOT seen, and yet believe.” (John 20:29)
     Check out the short video I have included a link for, on this toddler that has had an encounter with Jesus.  She keeps saying that he is coming soon.  We will be going up to meet him if we are his children and know him.  King Jesus is coming soon.  God just spoke to one of my congregants recently and told him to tell everyone the same thing.  He has told me that in the past many times.  I’m hearing it more and more.  It truly is all we have to look forward to and it is for all eternity after this life.
     I can’t apologize for this being my focal point.  My heart aches for people who don’t understand that Jesus truly is the only way, the truth, and the life…and no one can be reconciled to our Father God, Master, and Creator, unless they go through Jesus.  He is the middle man so to speak; AND our mediator.  The blood he shed on the cross atoned for all of humanity’s sins so that we have an opportunity to accept his free gift of eternal life, and be born again (spiritually) into His family.
     I LOVE YOU MY FRIENDS!  And I don’t want you or anyone else saying you never heard the gospel and didn’t know this was available to you.  We can repent, and God will forgive.  This is a supernatural act only God can perform in your spirit.  We are spirit, soul, and body.  Once our spirit is re-born and made alive in Christ, our soul and body can follow suit and is no longer a slave to the sin nature we are born with.  It is a process that never ends until we die, or are taken up to be with Him where we will receive new, glorified bodies, GLORY hallelujah!
     Jesus wants YOU to know Him!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B5JBvB9c2k&t=5s

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IT IS A CHOICE!

Proverbs 1:29  “For they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord.”

I found this passage and have received it in my heart with fear and trembling.  In brief, I have been desperately asking the Lord certain questions for YEARS, only to have the answer boil down to one word:  “CHOICE”!

What were some of those questions? 

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Loyalty vs. Convenience

John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

I chose this passage as the lead off to a statement the Lord gave me about a month ago which is this:

“For many, loyalty only goes as far as its convenience.”

Ouch!  So in light of the above scripture, where do we land on the loyalty meter when it comes to our friends; and most importantly God?  You may even be asking how this topic came about.  My blog content is usually a bit different.

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SIMPLE OBEDIENCE

John 7:16-17  “My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.  If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”

I thought the Holy Spirit wanted me to read all of John 7 this morning, but I got stuck on these two passages.  What a gloriously simple revelation!  With child-like faith, we obey God BEFORE we have understanding of everything we think we need.  He is telling us, THEN we will know whether all these false religions and doctrines of devils are of God or not.  THEN we will know what decisions to make in the day.  THEN we will know what we need to know as life unfolds moment by moment.  OBEY GOD, whether we understand it or not. 

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CARNALITY

Romans 8:6-7 “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

Our fellowship is beginning a study by Andrew Wommack titled “Spirit, Soul & Body”.  It has already impacted our perception of who we are IN Christ Jesus, and the relationship between the three entities determining our ultimate destiny.

The Lord gave me the word “carnality” to piggy-back our study.  Understanding a Christian’s carnality reveals the amount of control our spirit-man has over our soul and body, or flesh.  Carnality is characterized by the flesh or body, its passions and appetites; its sensuality and carnal pleasures, and is worldly and temporary.

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Psalm 139

I have written about Jehovah Shammah before.  It means “God is there; he is with you!”  This morning it was impressed heavily upon me to share this awesome name again.

Psalm 23 says in part, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death; thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff-they comfort me…”

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