TEXTUAL WARFARE

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Are We Wearing the MANTLE of a Kingdom of Priests ?




Deuteronomy 18:18

I will raise them up a PROPHET+

from among their brethren,

like unto thee (Moses),

 

and (I ) will put My Words

in His+ Mouth;

and HE+ shall speak unto them

all that I shall command Him+.

+  +  +

 Can we “SEE” The LORD JESUS

in Deuteronomy18 ?  


Furthermore, can we see a “kingdom of Priests” to serve Our LORD, The LORD JESUS CHRIST,  in this Old Testament passage ?


As we look at Deuteronomy 18:1-2, we  see the priests and Levites, the ENTIRE TRIBE of LEVI, have NO inheritance among their brethren in the other tribes.  

WHY is this ?

The Levite’s sole function was to take care of

the Kingdom of GOD.

 

Is it STILL true ?

Followers of JESUS are now become ” the kingdom of Priests” (Rev. 1:6 Gk) unto our GOD, through The LORD JESUS CHRIST.

 

And [ The LORD JESUS CHRIST ] hath made us kings and priests ( that is, a KINGDOM of PRIESTS, Gk) unto GOD and His+ FATHER; to HIM be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:6

There are no other priests on this earth that serve the Living GOD but us, the followers of JESUS CHRIST ! 

WHY did the Apostle Paul admonish Timothy, in I Tim. 6:8 ?

” And having food and raiment

let us be therewith content.”

 

Are we content to have only the very basics in order to have more time and resources to do The LORD’S WORK ? That is WHY The LORD provided a system to support the Levites and Priests while they worked full-time for HIM.

The CONTEXT for the Apostle’s words of admonishment to Timothy deals with being FOCUSED on making money.

Instead, The Apostle was encouraging Timothy to FOCUS on the Kingdom of GOD and His+ work. 

Death is just a heart-beat away and we can take NOTHING we have earned with us. Not one little thread.  Only what we have sent on beforehand , those treasures we have “laid up in Heaven,” do we have  awaiting us in the Heavenlies. 

 

Yes, we all do those necessary things to feed and clothe our family, but woe unto the Priests of GOD if that ABSORBS their focus, their priority of life or energy and thought, instead of ministering at their appointed Altar, their appointed work in the Kingdom of GOD.

Deuteronomy 18:3-4 tells us that the Priests of the Altar shall have their portion from the tithe of the people. The LORD so appointed this system so that His Priests would be free to DO HIS work, instead of their own.

Today, some say — and a few bravely apply — this wise word: “Where the LORD guides, HE+ provides.”  This is always true.  

The LORD JESUS Himself+ told us, ” Seek ye ( i.e., you all ) first the Kingdom of GOD and His+ Righteousness. And all these things shall be added unto you ( you all ). Take no thought for the morrow… “ Matthew 6:33- 34 .

No, this is not an “excuse” for being lazy. It actually will be a call to labor under the DIRECT leadership of The HOLY SPIRIT and there will be nothing lazy about this, for it will demand our all. Like the Levites and Priests, we will labor day and night for His+ Kingdom.  

It is a call to set one’s work PRIORITIES in order before The LORD. When that occurs, the work for The KINGDOM will absorb our entire life… not just a portion of a few hours a week.

But, can this be true … that The LORD will supply our need if we make HIM+ and His+ Kingdom our priority in our work Life ?

SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE BROKEN, 

John 10:35,

the LORD JESUS Himself+ told us. 

The LORD’S Word is not even CAPABLE of lying to us. His+ Word is true from the beginning

and every one of His+ Righteous Judgments endureth forever ! 

Psalm 119:160

+  +  +

Deuteronomy 18:5

For the LORD thy GOD

hath chosen him ( Levi ) out of all thy tribes,

to stand to minister in the name of the LORD,

him and his sons for ever.

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The reason the Priests, the Levites, were not to “entangle themselves with the affairs of this life,” was because they were already spoken for, already dedicated to the Kingdom’s work.  Thus, The LORD provided them “rental” property free of charge in the Levites cities and “suburbs”, but they did not own any property; it all belonged to GOD.

In the eyes of The LORD, it was a FULL-TIME RESPONSIBILITY for them to stand and minister in the name of The LORD. Thus, the LORD provided for their sustenance as they did HIS Work.

Keep in mind, all of us , all of us followers of JESUS, now are these Levites, a kingdom of Priests, which stand and serve our LORD .

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Deuteronomy 18:15

The LORD thy GOD will raise up unto thee

a PROPHET+ from the midst of thee,

of thy brethren, like unto me (Moses);

unto HIM+ ye shall hearken;

( At least 4 prophecies in this verse

were fulfilled in CHRIST JESUS.)

 

18:18

I will raise them up a PROPHET+

from among their brethren,

like unto thee (Moses),

 

and (I ) will put My Words

in His+ Mouth;

and HE+ shall speak unto them

all that I shall command Him+.

+  +  +

 

Let us notice an interesting thing at Deuteronomy 18:18.

There are two doubles here: The numbers themselves,  18:18,  and the words, doubling the same message. There are some who teach that DOUBLES in Scripture are solid signs of PROPHECY; that it will come to pass by the Hand of GOD. 

We can see here that this prophecy certainly did come to pass — and it is in continuous operation.

 

It was and is being fulfilled in CHRIST JESUS, both now in this present age and certainly, after we die, for no-one can come to The FATHER but by CHRIST JESUS, John 14:6  

 

Whoever does not “hear HIM+” does not enter into Eternal Life.

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Are YOU “that” Prophet+ ? 

And he answered ,

” NO ! “

 

Who said this ?

 

Yes, John the Baptist answered the priests and Levites , the Jews, who questioned him about his authority for baptizing. 

John 1:20

And he confessed, and denied not;

but confessed,

I am not the CHRIST.

 

1:21

And they asked him,

What then? Art thou Elijah?

And he saith, I am not.

 

Art thou that prophet?

And he answered,

NO !

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We see here two things happening.  The religious Jews KNEW “THAT PROPHET+” in Deuteronomy 18:18 referred to the Coming MESSIAH+.

Secondly, they were LOOKING for HIM+ to appear in the land soon ! That is why they questioned John the Baptist like they did. That is why John responded the way he did.

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Deuteronomy 18:19

 

And it shall come to pass,

that whosoever will not hearken

unto MY Words

which HE+ shall speak

in MY Name,

I

will require it of him.

+  +  +

 

We see this powerful prophecy fulfilled in John 12. Hear the Words of the LORD JESUS CHRIST:

John 12:47

And if any man hear My+ Words,

and believe not, I+ judge him not:

 

for I+ came not to judge the world,

but to save the world.

 

(note the past tense: came — This refers to His+ FIRST ADVENT, not His+ SECOND COMING. )

 

12:48

He that rejecteth ME+,

and receiveth not My+ Words,

hath One that judgeth him:

 

The WORD that I+ have spoken,

the same shall judge him

in the last day.

  

 12:49

For I+ have not spoken of Myself+;

but The FATHER WHO sent ME+,

 HE gave me a commandment,

what I+ should say,

and what I+ should speak.

 

12:50

And I+ know that HIS Commandment

is life everlasting:

whatsoever I+ speak therefore,

even as The FATHER said unto ME+,

so I+ speak.

+  +  +

 

Deuteronomy 18:22

 

When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously:

 

thou shalt not be afraid of him.

 

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So … the opposite must be true, also, or the warning of “not to fear the FALSE prophet” would not have been given.

 

Who, then, SHOULD we be afraid of ?

 

The SON+ of GOD, our LORD JESUS CHRIST, never spoke one single word which was a lie. Every Word of GOD is true, from the beginning, Scripture tells us. It is in-breathed ( inspired ) by the Living GOD and thus, His Word is the only LIVING document on earth; His Word is TEEMING with Life !   

 

His+ true prophets KNOW when the HOLY SPIRIT moves them to speak; they can tell when the Words are coming from HIM+ and when they are not. 

 

A true Prophet can discern the difference between the words of his mind and flesh … and the Anointed Words coming directly from the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD.

 

A prophet who DOES walk in the anointing of The LORD should make us afraid because the words are not “his” but from the Throne of GOD.  We should be able to discern the difference too, because the HOLY SPIRIT is the same HOLY SPIRIT

 

The HOLY SPIRIT will not contradict itself; it will not contradict the Word+ of GOD because the ELOHIM is ONE, unified, plural ONE, The ECHAD, in Hebrew.

 

If we walk in COMPANIONSHIP with the LORD JESUS, if we walk in companionship with His+ blessed HOLY SPIRIT, we too will have discernment to know the difference between the speakers of the flesh — whom we do not need to fear — and the speakers of GOD’S words to us.

 

Yes, Revelation is totally correct:

 

We ARE, even now, a Kingdom of Priests ( Rev. 1:6 Gk) to serve our GOD.

 

Therefore, let us not entangle ourselves with the affairs of this life that we may serve HIM+ with singleness of eye … in Spirit and in Truth… for the FATHER seeketh such to worship HIM.

 

Are we wearing the mantle of our Royal Priesthood now ? If not, let us search our hearts and come humbly before CHRIST to be clothed in the garments of our calling… and then, let us be about our FATHER’S BUSINESS , in the same manner as the Priest and Levites did in the days of old.

 

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Monday, August 7, 2017

A BOOSTER SHOT of FAITH

 

 

Here is one of those Victorious

” whatsoever is of good report “

accounts to cheer our hearts. This is a true story, for we know the “victim” personally .  

 

One of our friends works at our little local Post Office.    She is a vibrant, Charismatic Christian who really knows how to fight in the spiritual warfare. Like all of us, she has her areas of struggle, but in other areas , she is noticeably strong… stronger than most . 
 
She constantly proclaims the LORD and evaluates every situation in her life in the Light of GOD’S WORD … and is not quiet about it , either !  So, all the workers at the Post Office  know ALL ABOUT HER FAITH … and everybody else she contacts does too !  She never stops bearing witness about JESUS. 

Recently, she had a growth in her and her grown kids MADE her go in for an operation .  She endured that, but the DR told her the growth “looked” cancerous. 
 
She said, “ I’m NOT going to RECEIVE THAT ! ”  

So the doctor then pointed out to her something on the x-ray or image picture or something , to indicate the cancerous area which he could readily identify. 
 
She told him again, “I don’t have cancer. I don’t receive that. ”  
 
So he said, “Well we’ll just wait for the test. ” 

She told him, ” Fine. But I don’t have cancer. I don’t receive that. ” 
 
She came back off of sick leave and shared all this with the Post Office staff ( whom we know quite well). 

Yesterday , as we were in the PO to do some mailing, another post lady  on duty said that her ( our friend’s) tests had come back. 

GUESS WHAT ? 

NO CANCER ! 

The post lady and I were almost GIDDY , laughing with joy, right there in the post office ! 

The fun part is that the post lady — who is a Christian — had been skeptical about our friend’s CONSTANT EXUBERANCE  about The LORD, through the years,  but now, she is starting to receive our friend’s great good Witness about the power of the HOLY SPIRIT. 

 

Our friend simply knows where the battle lies, and WHOSE+ battle it is… a battle, she believes, that was WON at the Cross. 


The enemy tries to reclaim us for the curse, but our friend will NOT STAND FOR THAT. 


She claims that she is covered by the BLOOD+ of JESUS and that the devil has NO RIGHT to her life anymore. At times, we have seen her in tears with distress, but she stands firm for as long as it takes.

 

We have not known one time

that she was defeated in this type of prayer,

since we have known her for 17 years ! 

+  +  +


This is just one aspect of spiritual warfare, though. 


There are other battles involved in spiritual warfare, the battles of the MIND; who do we believe? 


Do we believe those lying torments that make us “feel” self-pity, resentment, bitterness, anger ?  Do we feel “mis-treated” ?  If we DO, it is the LYING SPIRITS that are telling us we are being mis-treated.


Now , it is altogether possible to BE mis-treated, but the SPIRIT of GOD is able to turn our minds towards CHRIST JESUS even in the midst of any actual hard mistreatment so that we bear GOOD FRUIT from it; the situation is not wasted if we yield it to CHRIST.

 

No , rather, HE+ uses it  for our glory and reward in the Heavenlies, in due season if we faint not.  And oftentimes, it is used to advance the Kingdom of GOD.


We need to STAND like that good Sister in CHRIST did; she did not faint, even in the face of every perfectly “good” reason to doubt the goodness and protection of GOD. 


So, let us FAINT NOT in well-doing,  our well-doing being like hers: a clinging onto The LORD and His+ HOLY WORD …  because HE+ CANNOT LIE.

 

IT SIMPLY IS  NOT POSSIBLE

FOR GOD TO LIE.

 

In our areas of struggle and trial — and we ALL HAVE THEM — we must refuse to listen to the lies from the devil.  Simply, we must REFUSE to listen to them and proclaim over and over again the TRUTH of the SCRIPTURES which pertains to that area of struggle.  


How can we IDENTIFY THOSE LIES  which are hurled at us during spiritual warfare ?

 

Those LIES have a common identifying feature:  they make us afraid. 

 

Our fears may lie in different areas, but FEARS are FEARS…. and they ALL come from the devil, the father of LIES


Fear makes us DOUBT GOD’S WORD.   FEAR makes us focus on the temporal instead of the SPIRITUAL TRUTH as found in Scripture.  FEAR makes us unsure of our position in CHRIST.



HERE, then , is the TRUTH; THIS is our position in CHRIST JESUS:


Notwithstanding in this rejoice not,

that the spirits

are subject unto you ;

but rather rejoice,
because your names are written in heaven. Words of The LORD JESUS CHRIST,

recorded in Luke 10:20

 

Fears , inner fears,   are a pack of BULLIES:  Fear of rejection, fear of making people angry, fear of looking unacceptable, fear of finances collapsing, fear of lack of energy to perform our many duties, fear of sickness, fear of death, fear of something happening to our loved ones, fear of UNHAPPINESS AND HARM in a multitude of ways.


Unfortunately, when we become afraid, we tend to address these fears  in  a multitude of natural-minded ways. 


FEARS, however, 

WILL NEVER BE ERADICATED

THROUGH NATURAL MEANS. 

 

Having “enough” money  make may us feel temporarily at ease, but the FEAR of being crushed does not leave our being. 


It just drops the whip for a little while. It will lash us again as soon as the car breaks down ! It has gone nowhere … because “it” is a tormenting spirit and MUST be dealt with in CHRIST.

 

The world and its worldly institutions will whip us along,  using the devil’s values and fears. So then we RUN TO NATURAL-MINDED ways to address it.. which was the devil’s plan to begin with !

 

Christians will be in the palm of the devil when that happens, and REAL injury, BAD decisions, SERIOUS breakdowns of all sorts will occur.

 

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not,

that the spirits

are subject unto you ;

but rather rejoice,
because your names are written in heaven. The Word+ of the LORD, in Luke 10: 20

 

The ONLY WAY to stand against these lying torments is to search our hearts to IDENTIFY the specific fear(s) operating in the background ( sort of like a malware computer program running unseen, jamming up our computer work). 

 

These FEARS will ALWAYS contradict the LORD’S Words about His+ love and care for His+ children.


THEN, we use the weapon of OUR+ warfare, the Victorious SWORD OF THE SPIRIT , which is the WORD+ of GOD , against that pack of lying fears. 


Notice that the Helmet of our SALVATION+ protects the MIND…  and deals with who we are in CHRIST JESUS.

 

And take the helmet of salvation, and the SWORD+ OF THE SPIRIT,
which is the WORD+ OF GOD:

Ephesians 6:17

 

Having done all, ( being repented up ), then we STAND each time the spirit of fear rises up, speaking the Word+ of GOD  to “it.”   “It”  will HAVE  to leave. 

 

Of course, “it” will return to test us when our guard is down. 
For the WORD+ OF GOD is quick

( i.e., LIVING !)

and powerful,
 and sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of
the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

 

Let us learn to STAND and vanquish these lying torments.  The Word+ of GOD is powerful and sharper than ANY two-edged sword.


But, we must PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE using it, in order to wield it EFFECTIVELY. 


No earthly sword is of any value lying on the table or mantle or hanging on the wall. A warrior must PRACTICE using it  for the sword to do any damage to the enemy.


LIKEWISE, we must practice using the SWORD of The SPIRIT  in our given struggles and situations in order for it to become the OFFENSIVE WEAPON used EFFECTIVELY against the devil and his minions.

 

So, to ENTER INTO SPIRITUAL WARFARE… let us first RENOUNCE all ungodly values and traditions of men, making certain we  REPENT of hidden sins and motives.


In doing those two things, we

 SEAL UP the Armor of GOD  which we are wearing.

 

 NOTE THIS WELL:  We can be CERTAIN that the enemy will hit us HARD if we have NOT RENOUNCED AND REPENTED up in whatever ways we need to do it.

 

If faith ENOUGH to believe is LACKING, then ASK THE LORD TO HELP, as others did in the Scriptures:

 

And straightway the father of the child cried out,
and said with tears,
LORD+, I believe;
help THOU+ mine unbelief.
Luke 9:24

And when JESUS saw her,
HE+ called her to HIM+, and said unto her,
Woman,
 thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
Luke 13:12

NEXT, let us FIND AND WORK ON APPLYING THE BIBLE VERSES ( in the areas we have been suffering DEFEAT) over the devil and the spirit of fear, spirit of rejection, and any other wicked spirits that torment us, the children of GOD.

 

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not,

that the spirits are subject unto you ;

but rather rejoice,
because your names are written in heaven. This is the WORD+ of GOD , in Luke 10:20

We DO NOT HAVE TO TOLERATE SPIRITUAL DEFEAT.  VICTORY is our New “Birth-right.”

 

LET US PRAY

 

In the Name of The LORD JESUS CHRIST,
and by all the Authority that His+ Name gives us,
and through all the Power 

of the BLOOD+ of JESUS CHRIST,

the LAMB+ of GOD, 

 
and in accordance with the Will of GOD+

 

We renounce the hidden things of darkness __________________ that have given the devil an opening into our lives,  to send tormentors to plague us;

 

We repent of these sins ______________ 

  and we repent OF BELIEVING these  lies  the devil is throwing at us: ___________________________

We rebuke the spirits of fear in these areas ________________

And we do all this

In the Name of our LORD and SAVIOR+ JESUS CHRIST,
and by all the Authority that His+ Name gives us,
and through all the Power of the BLOOD+ of JESUS CHRIST,

the LAMB+ of GOD,
and in accordance with the Will of GOD+ .


HALLELUJAH ! We praise The LORD JESUS CHRIST for the VICTORY OVER death, hell, and the grave. Praise, honor, and glory are YOURS+, O LAMB+ of GOD that takes away the sin of the world. 

 

AMEN, and thankfully SO !

Respectfully submitted for the edification of the Church

… and for the GLORY of GOD !

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Walking as Lepers Today ?




And as HE+ entered into a certain village,

there met HIM+

ten men that were lepers,

which stood afar off:

 

 And they lifted up their voices,

and said, JESUS, Master,

have mercy on us.

 

And when HE+ saw them,

HE+ said unto them,

Go, shew yourselves unto the priests.

 

And it came to pass, that,

as they went,

they were cleansed.

 

And one of them,

when he saw that he was healed,

 

turned back,

 

and with a loud voice glorified GOD,

 

And fell down on his face at HIS+ Feet,

giving HIM+ thanks:

 

and he was a Samaritan.

 

And JESUS answering said,

Were there not ten cleansed?

but where are the nine?

 

There are not found that returned

to give glory to GOD,

save this stranger.

 

And HE+ said unto him,

Arise, go thy way:

thy faith hath made thee whole.

Luke 17:12-19

+  +  +

 

The lepers were some of the wisest men that lived.  They walked in the reality of their own approaching death, a reality they lived with daily, a reality they were constantly reminded of.

 

The lepers had one advantage over us all:

they knew they were unclean.  They knew they were nobodies, the out-casts of society; no-one wanted to befriend them. 

 

Furthermore, they knew in that condition that they could not even come before GOD. They were totally prohibited from entering into the House of GOD in their unclean, leprous, decaying state.

 

But when they saw JESUS coming their way,

they called out to HIM+ for mercy.

 

They called out to HIM+,

even in their unclean state,

mindful to keep a safe distance

between the Unclean and The CLEAN+ .

 

... lepers, which stood afar off:

 

Note this: when they called out to The LORD JESUS for mercy, they ALSO ACKNOWLEDGED His+ Authority. 

The word here for "master" is not the word "rabbi" nor is it the word "didaskalos"  (teacher). Here,  "master" is the over-seerer, the manager in charge,  the commander.

 

It denoted His+ Authority over the unclean, rather than His+ teaching Authority.  The Lepers, like the Roman Centurion, recognized His+ SPIRITUAL Authority.

 

 So, when THEY called, HE+ did not even question them. Rather, HE+ told them what to do:

 

And when HE+ saw them,

HE+ said unto them,

Go, shew yourselves

unto the priests.

 

And it came to pass, that,

as they went,

they were cleansed.

Luke 17:14

 

Not one of them refused to go ! Not one of them hesitated. HE+ said it; they did it. They did not even question HIM+ nor discuss His+ directive.

 

 SO THEN...

 

As they walked in obedience

to His+ Word,

 

THEY WERE CLEANSED !

 

They were HEALED !

 

Their lives were RESTORED back to normal. They could enter the Temple now; they could have normal interaction with their fellow man. 

 

They could re-enter their families who had counted them as dead. They were physically changed, every one of them, to live their lives as before.

 

However, one of their number, a Samaritan, received MORE than his magnificent, life-changing, physical healing.

This Samaritan man was changed SPIRITUALLY. 

 

He recognized GOD !

 

He may not have known much, being out of the commonwealth of Israel, but he knew ENOUGH about GOD to know that only HE could heal a man from LEPROSY !

 

Face to face, He met HIM+ and recognized HIM+ as LORD of all creation. He met the Jewish MESSIAH+ ... whom the nine other men, ( Jews ? ) missed

 

The Samaritan Leper would NEVER be able to "live his life as before," now. He was changed forever, internally.  He was a new man because he RECOGNIZED the Lordship of JESUS CHRIST over his life.

 

No-one ... absolutely NO-ONE ...

 

can walk as a New Creature in CHRIST

without bowing to the

 

PERSONAL LORDSHIP of JESUS CHRIST

 

over his / her life

 

in every area of

his / her life. 

 

+  +  +

 

Are we walking like Lepers today, in need of deep cleansing and healing ? 

 

Are we RECOGNIZING the Authority The LORD JESUS has over all unclean spirits, including those attacking our bodies and those inherited from the Curse ? 

 

Are we RECOGNIZING how very unclean our lives are before The HOLY ONE+ of Israel, lives filled with all manner of worldly desires and societal values ?

 

Are our ears OPEN to His+ Word? 

 

Will we walk IMMEDIATELY --- without rationalizing, without questioning --- in the path HE+ points out ?

 

Do we worship HIM+ with our faces to the ground, that is,

our whole Self prostrate before HIM+,

in recognition that we, who have been formed of dust, 

have come Face to Face with His+ Presence ?

 

But GOD commended HIS love toward us,

in that,

while we were yet sinners,

CHRIST died for us.

Romans 5:8

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Pre-Requisite for REVIVAL in America





 

Christianity in America is suffering. 

 

There is no revival happening, although cyberspace --- the internet --- is replete with Christian blogs and movements and alternative news from a Christian perspective.

 

Instead, GROSS immorality is running OPENLY, BOLDLY, and FLAGRANTLY rampant amongst the general public.

 

Our churches have no power ...

... no power at all to stop it. 

 

 No conviction

falls upon public officials nor the public in general, not even the school children... regardless of the numerous churches and ministries established in America. Deliverance from wicked spirits is simply not seen any longer.

 

There are not any moral standards of ANY kind seen in Western Civilization. All restraints and constraints have been thrown off.

 

"We will not have THIS ONE+

to rule over us!" they say.

 

"Let us cast away

their cords from us !"

 

Vogue teen magazines run "advice" columns instructing  teen-agers ( 13 to 19 ! ) how to do all manner of filthy, perverted activities with their bodies. Porn sites run rampant on the internet , with no-one taking THEIR sites off the common air-waves. 

 

There is little power to heal found in most of the American churches today, albeit little pockets of die-hard Christians exist where healings and deliverance still occur.

 

Now, when we say "die-hard" we are really  meaning those who have literally cast themselves upon CHRIST JESUS .  They know HIM+ and they believe every Word which proceedeth from the Mouth of GOD. They do no care if the public sneers at their naïveté or tosses them aside or declares them mad.

 

But, other than those,

our churches are lacking power

to produce off-spring.

 

They are sterile.

 

And in truth , THEY are going to be aborted and chopped in pieces and cast out as dung. 


 The basic salvation message falls on ears already over-loaded with the philosophy of THIS woeful age.  Our churches have lost their power to bind and cast out the enemy ... the enemy who sneers at the churches and tromps all over the members of the various congregations in any way he chooses.


They have become a laughingstock

to the demons swarming this earth.

 

Victory in JESUS, a good song, is sung with gusto by some,  but few Christians spend their days in victorious living, here in America.

 

Yes, American Christianity is suffering and BADLY needs revival. 

 

But... how is the American church going to find it?  One cannot stomp the foot and "demand" GOD'S SPIRIT to send a revival.

 

Yet, we have Christians who believe that REVIVAL will come to America.

 

If it does, Revival will come in exactly the same way Revival has come to countless other places , during countless other times throughout the history of the church.

 

The Church in China is going strong, regardless of how many have been imprisoned or executed for their "subversive" faith in CHRIST JESUS. 

 

The Syriac Christians  are having packed churches... now ... in their war-torn, demoralized, devastated country. 

 

In the most hostile of nations, North Korea, there is a STRONG Christian church operating in it, albeit underground.

 

If America is going to experience a revival,

it will ONLY be when martyrs for CHRIST JESUS

become the norm. 

 

Yes... the NORM. 

 

When the un-thinkable happens, when American Christians are imprisoned, executed, beheaded --- HERE, IN THIS COUNTRY --- for the sake of The LORD JESUS, then and only then, will  lukewarmness be washed away by the blood of the Christian martyrs.

 

Christians who STAND FOR JESUS will be betrayed by family members, who will put them to death. They will be betrayed at work.  They will be betrayed by the Post Office.

 

And , they will be betrayed by other Christians... the ones who are embracing the "correct" political leaders.

 

The American Christians and the American churches who are "politically" correct, busying themselves in the affairs of this life, will never stand for CHRIST in the persecution that is coming. 

 

Instead, they will continue to take up arms, boycott Israel in one way or another, and forsake their own written standards to become " loving and tolerant" ... of all the SINS of the public.

 

This, of course, is by design.  But not the design of The GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  It is not the design of The Almighty Who is, Who+ was, and Who+ is to COME ! ( Revelation 1:8 ).

 

No, rather, the rampant wickedness being savored by the public is totally by design of the 10 Kings of Revelation 17.  They are not only hardening the hearts of the general public, but they are nullifying the power of the churches in America.

 

This is accomplished when our churches discard the Scriptural standards of righteousness and the Biblical definition of SIN.    

 

Of course, these politically-correct groups of organized religious bodies will not  call sin "SIN." 

 

Instead,

they work to change the Scriptures

 rather than have the Scriptures

change them

 

It is already in place. We see in Canada persecution is beginning for those who say JESUS is the ONLY Way to Heaven.  The Canadian officials have declared that "hate speech."

 

Now keep in mind that the Western civilized countries issue freedom of speech wildly to all... to all, that is,  except to anyone declaring Christian standards or pronouncing as sinful what the Bible calls "sin." 

 

NOW

there is no freedom of speech

for followers of JESUS.

 

Those Christians who do NOT follow JESUS, however, declare the standards of the Bible to be "intolerant " indeed, just like the enemies of CHRIST.

 

So, when will REVIVAL happen in America ?

 

Perhaps we do not know the date,  but we DO KNOW the season.  And, we know this, based on SPIRITUAL Historical Fact: 

 

Revival will NOT happen

until the blood baths begin.

 

Furthermore, it will NOT be a revival in the denominational setting, but rather a revival in the prison cells and FEMA camps, in the torture chambers, in the interment camps of the USA, in the hidden holes where those who refuse to deny CHRIST are housed.

 

Its leaders will not be the seminary-trained professors but among the persecuted Christians who have the anointing of power from The HOLY SPIRIT. 

 

Do everything you can

to make your calling and election sure.

 

 

 For those of us who "love not their lives even unto death," a sure reward awaits us.  Let us determine in our hearts WHERE our allegiance lies.  Let us teach it to our children.  Let us re-iterate it to our grandchildren. 

 

Let us determinedly announce it to the world ... knowing full well what awaits followers of JESUS in this age, like in all ages past.

 

Like the countless martyrs and confessors who have walked this path of suffering for CHRIST  after the testing of their faith ... we, too, will have NO REGRETS as martyrs and confessors. 

 

Why is the church in America suffering ?

 

It is because there is NO SUFFERING

to be a Christian here...

YET.

 

Are YOU praying for Revival in America ?

 

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Recommended reading: China's Book of Martyrs ( AD 845-- present) , Volume 1, Fire and Blood series. Paul Hattaway, Asia Harvest Ministries, Piquant Publishers. 2007. See link below for this well-documented volume , with pictures,  656 pages.

PAUL HATTAWAY --- ASIA HARVEST MINISTRIES

 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Amish Man Goes to Federal Prison for 6 years for Selling CHICKWEED SALVE

Are There No CRIMINALS to Hunt Down, Prosecute, and Arrest in Kentucky ?


WOE unto them

that call evil good,

and good evil;

that put darkness for light,

and light for darkness;

that put bitter for sweet,

and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20
SAM'S SALVES

Has the State of Kentucky reached such a state of being that it cannot find any more CRIMINALS to prosecute … so that it must go after an Amish man who made HERBAL  salves  that have helped many and have hurt NO ONE? 

Not  only  that, but the Federal Court of the State of Kentucky  actually  sentenced Samuel Girod to 6 years in prison for the heinous crime of …

not labelling his SALVE correctly !

We wish this foolishness were indeed a joke, but sadly, it reflects the state of  justice at the highest level in Kentucky. 


Sentencing was done on June 30, 2017, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper. See Link below.


However, this upright, law-abiding,  CHRISTIAN MAN  changed his labels as ordered even though  he only used herbs like chickweed and bloodroot … and NEVER ANY DRUGS.  Furthermore, he followed all the instructions laid down by the law, the law of the FDA. 

Unfortunately for Brother Girod, he was dealing with agents who were NOT as upright and honest as himself. 

When they started “investigating” his salve-making business, the agents came to his home to inspect the salve-making. 

He agreed to open his door to them but told them ONLY if they brought no cameras . ( Against his religion.)  They agreed.  But upon arrival, they whipped out their cameras and took pictures. 


So the next time they requested an inspection, he said NO. YOU LIED THE FIRST TIME AND BROUGHT IN CAMERAS. 

According to the Kentucky Free Press, that is what brought about their vindictive, revengeful investigation of this peaceful, law-abiding citizen. 

Read the whole story… including the official list of indictments… here.  This article also explains Sam Girod’s “side” of the story , showing his compliance with the government officials and the frame-up that was worked against him.


AMISH MAN IMPRISONED FOR SELLING CHICKWEED SALVE ! ?

 Or, SEE THIS LINK: 
AMISH MAN EARNS SENTENCE FOR "BEING STUBBORN"

Link to the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper: SAM GIROD SENTENCED TO 6 YEARS IN PRISON

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It is BEYOND COMPREHENSION that men who have had years of  academic learning and decades of training in the law  have demonstrated such a poverty of  understanding of basic  RIGHT vs WRONG. 


Even a school boy would be able to ascertain what was the moral and right thing to do. Even a child in elementary school IN KENTUCKY would be able to say: ” The men who lied did a bad thing. “


It is a SHAME to allow such  men … men who cannot ascertain what is right , fair, and good to continue to hold public office. 

Taxpayers are PAYING for them to make UPRIGHT decisions… not to  afflict  upright citizens with their own twisted idea of the law.

Whatever “law” it is they follow, it is NOT the Law of Righteousness.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5 : 20, Courtesy of Biblegateway.com

Is The LORD GOD standing idly by and watching all these things ?  NO.  HE+ is ever present with His+ servant, Sam Girod.   HE+ will bring about his vindication in due season, and YOU CAN COUNT ON THAT. 

But, as those servants of satan have chosen to afflict Brother Girod, The LORD GOD will choose to afflict them … and that without mercy, for they touch the apple of HIS Eye when they touch one of HIS little ones who know HIS+ Name and honor HIM+.

It would be VERY good for them to repent.  They have earned for themselves a bed of thorns in this life… and a much worse thing , in the next.

Let  us  agree in prayer that their sin-filled eyes will be opened to the Truth , that they may repent before it is too late.  In the Name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, we agree in this prayer, O Most HIGH.