Friday, May 30, 2008

REVELATION CANTICLE, I ~~~ The Words of CHRIST

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REVELATION CANTICLE, I

The Words of CHRIST JESUS

taken from Revelation 2:1, 7




...These things says the one holding the seven stars in His+ Right Hand, HE+ walking in the midst of the 7 golden lampstands...


To the one overcoming...


I will give to him to eat of the tree of Life

which is in the midst of the Paradise of GOD.

Amen and Alleluia.


Here are the words of CHRIST JESUS, the Risen LORD, as HE+ spoke them to His+ the Apostle John in the great vision on the Isle of Patmos. We recall that John had been banished there. But in the midst of that barren and forsaken place, the Apostle received the vision of the end times and the Return of Our LORD.


May we all walk so closely to Our Risen Savior that all our barren and forsaken places we find ourselves in may have such an anointing. May they soon become our richest blessings... even though we ourselves would never choose those valleys.


And the Word of the LORD said, "...to the one overcoming I will give..." We see here the reward goes to the one who holds on faithfully to CHRIST JESUS unto the end.


What does the faithful one get from CHRIST JESUS? I will give to him to eat of the Tree of Life.


This is a marvelous Tree. It could be that is the very same one first planted in the Garden of Eden. Or, it could be similar to the other trees that grow by the River which flows out from beneath the Millenial Altar and Temple. If so... it has leaves which are for the healing of the nations! [See Ezekiel 47 and Revelation 22].


The promise of Eternal Life certainly seems tied up with this tree.


What unsearchable riches the overcomer will have from the hand of the Risen LORD!


Help us, O LORD, to overcome our circumstances, to over-ride our difficulties, being absorbed in THEE+, to the glory of GOD our FATHER.
In the name of The FATHER, The SON, Our LORD JESUS CHRIST, and the HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.
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Sister Judith Hannah


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Who's Doing the Tormenting ...NOW ?


Not Included...


EXcluded is another way of putting it. Being excluded can make me struggle in my heart ... even if I really don't want to be in that particular "inclusion." Does this make any sense?


I wrestled all day long with this seemingly nonsensical feeling of being left out of a situation which I really didn't WANT to be a part of, in the first place. So, I turned to The LORD, hoping HE+ would unravel the distress gnawing away at my peace and contentment.


As I typed out the situation to a Christian sister, the answer came: I was laboring under a false sense of REJECTION. It takes many forms with me. If I "see" it (a sense of rejection) coming, I can usually get the victory over it by standing on the Word and the preciousness of My Savior, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.


Thus, this wicked tormenting spirit camouflages itself in many different ways. "You're not important," it sneers at me. I agree with it. Then, knowing that is true, I become more distressed. The tormentor then kicks me from the other way: "What a fine Christian you are... feeling bad if you are not important! Isn't that the sin of pride? What a fine Christian you are now!" And I agreed with it. My distress mounted.


I SHOULD have said the truth: "True, I'm not important in the eyes of man. But, I am important to The LORD JESUS CHRIST... simply because HE+ made me and loves me and saves my life from destruction."


But, since I wallowed on, not dealing with the entire truth on the first issue , I had a miserable day being tormented by these petty wicked spirits. And, they don't play fair; they gang up on me.


Thankfully, the LORD revealed the true indentity of the tormenting spirits and lo... in the name of The LORD JESUS CHRIST, they were gone ! Even at the end of a busy day working with the children at school, I felt a rush of Life+ enter my tired body and I could live again with no distress.


Have you similiar experiences with the oppressive torments which hound you? May the LORD strengthen you, then, to find out the TRUE IDENTITY of them and then, having done all, to stand firm in the love and Truth of The LORD JESUS CHRIST.


HE+ came that we might have LIFE+... and that, more abundantly.


Notice, the Scripture does NOT say more "abundance" but rather, more abundant LIFE. There's a difference. If you have that abundance of Life+ flowing from our LORD, you will find you have less need of "abundance" of things on this earth.


Amen.


Sister Judith Hannah


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Our Affections


Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in GOD.

When Christ, our Life shall appear, then you shall also appear with Him+

in Glory. Col. 3: 2, 3, 4.


Gas is going up, up, up. Food is also following it, as well as other basic necessities of life here in the U.S. and most other places on this small earth. JESUS taught us plainly to lay up our treasures in Heaven where they would not loose value or be destroyed. Most of western Christianity has seemingly sought to prove His+ words wrong, to their own detriment and a stunted, or in some cases deformed spiritual growth.


There are only twenty four hours in a day and one can only work so much harder, longer, or faster to "keep up". Perhaps it is time to begin to apply the very words of our Lord+ to our rushed and tiring american lifestyle, and begin to learn to be content with simple basics of this short life, being content with food and clothing, and a basic dwelling place.


As the Apostle teaches us by the Holy Spirit, He+ has said I will not leave you or forsake you, and we have brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing with us out of it! Godliness and being content are of great value.


We are in "perilous times". Only the FATHER knows the exact day and hour but it is obvious to all that the earth is approaching the time of trial that our Lord Jesus spoke of in Revelation (3:10). Even unbelievers feel something is about to happen. Let us all who are Christians begin to go into training to be His+ disciples and be able to stand firm through the strength of the Holy Spirit, and to overcome as He+ overcame. (Rev.3:21 Let's put our affections where He+ is, at the right of the FATHER, with our eyes fixed on Him+.


This is Br. Brendon Patrick + for Sr. Judith Hannah today.


In the Name of the FATHER, and of the SON+, and of the HOLY SPIRIT. + + +

Monday, May 12, 2008




Day of Pentecost
For the Year of Our LORD,
5.11.2008

And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come,
they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven
as of a rushing mighty wind,
and it filled all the house
where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues
like as of fire,
and it rested upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the HOLY SPIRIT,
and began to speak with other tongues,
as the SPIRIT gave them utterance.
Acts 2: 1-4



“…And they were all with one accord…” O, May The LORD hear the cry of our hearts and return to us the Oneness of the First Church, born on the Day of Pentecost.

This JESUS hath GOD raised up,
Of which we all are witnesses.

Therefore being by the Right Hand of GOD exalted,
and having received from The FATHER
the promise of the HOLY SPIRIT,
HE+ hath sent forth this,
which you now see and hear.

For David is not ascended into the heavens:
but he saith himself,
The LORD [JEHOVAH] said unto my Lord [ADONAI]
Sit THOU+ on My Right Hand,
Until I make Thy enemies Thy footstool.

Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
that GOD hath made the same JESUS,
whom ye have crucified,
both LORD and CHRIST.
Acts 2:32-38



I saw a picture years ago tucked out of sight behind a card catalogue in a public school library. For some reason, it caught my attention. It was entitled, to the best of my memory, “The Day of Pentecost.” It was a large oil painting of The Twelve. They were ENGULFED… from their feet to above their heads and totally ENCOMPASSED… by the holy flames of The HOLY SPIRIT. The flames were in “tongues of fire” at the top, but transparent-looking over their faces and bodies. Now that is a good picture of the baptism of the HOLY SPIRIT, I thought.




Now when they heard this,
they were stabbed in their heart,
and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles,
Men and brethren,
what may we do?

Then Peter said unto them,
Repent,
and be baptized
every one of you
in the name of JESUS CHRIST
for the remission of sins,
and ye shall receive
the gift of the HOLY SPIRIT.

For the promise is unto you,
and to your children,
and to all that are afar off,
even as many as the LORD our GOD shall call.

And with many other words
did he testify and exhort, saying,
Save yourselves
from this perverse generation.

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:
and the same day
there were added unto them
about three thousand souls.
[Greek Interlinear, Jay P. Green, Sr.]
Acts 2:37-41


From the preaching of one Apostle, from the worship of 120 saints, from the listening ears of the hungry, from their obedience through the sanctified waters of Baptism… came the outpouring of the blessed HOLY SPIRIT, forming the church. The souls were “…added unto them…” by the HOLY SPIRIT, not by membership drives or even being baptized into a certain denomination, by humans.


And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple,
and breaking bread from house to house,
did eat their food
with gladness and singleness of heart,

Praising GOD,
and having favor with all the people.
And the LORD was adding to the church from day to day
the ones having been saved*.
[*Greek text] Acts 2:46-47



When the church learns to be in one accord for the purposes of GOD, it may see another such outpouring of the HOLY SPIRIT. And through the HOLY SPIRIT’S work … via conviction, repentance, conversion and baptism… The LORD+ will perhaps again be adding out of every kindred, tongue, people and nation to the true, One, Holy, Mystical Body of CHRIST, the ones having been saved. May it be so, LORD+, even in the fire of persecution if necessary. Glory to you LORD+.

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Come, LORD CHRIST,
MARANATHA
COME.



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Thursday, May 8, 2008


Grace and Peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of GOD and our Savior Jesus Christ.


According as HIS divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of HIM Who has called us to glory and virtue:


by these are given to us excedlingly great and precious promises: so that by these(promises) you might become partakers of the Divine nature, having now escaped the degeneration that is in this world because of lust. (2 Peter; 1 : 2,3,4.)


Through the Power of the Blessed Holy Spirit, we are able to be partakers of His+ great and precious promises, as we link up our will with His+ will, walking with Him+ daily. This wil be a fruit bearing life in the Son+.


In the NAME of the FATHER, and of the SON+, and of the HOLY SPIRIT.


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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Marching Towards PENTECOST !

Marching Towards Pentecost…
For the Year of Our LORD, 5.7.2008


…that there might be made known now
to the principalities [rulers, Gk. Kosmocrators) and the
authorities (archons) in the heavenlies,
through the assembly [church],
the manifold wisdom of God,
according to the purpose of the ages,
[the Eternal purpose]
which He made
in CHRIST JESUS our LORD,
Eph. 3:10, 11
Ephesians 3, from Young’s Literal Translation, with Greek words added,
translated by Robert Young in l863,
author of Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Holy Bible.


After the great and victorious Resurrection of CHRIST came the moving of Paradise from the heart of the earth into the Heavenly realm. Then came HIS+ glorious Ascension witnessed by His+ disciples.

This time, HIS+ disciples and followers did what HE+ said and waited in Jerusalem, together, until they should be endued with power from on high… which came 10 days later.
We’re marching towards Pentecost now. This was the great out-pouring of the HOLY SPIRIT that, with the sound like a mighty, rushing wind, overwhelmed the Believers gathered in the Upper Room. It literally set them on fire (Spiritually!) for The LORD… and the One, Holy, Universal or Catholic, Apostolic Church began to wage its earthly battle for souls.


When that happened, there was a big upheaval in the Heavenlies. The Archons and Kosmocrators saw that their day was limited. Lowly man would be ruling over them in a short period of time. Not only were they ousted from The LORD’S presence in Heaven, but they would soon be ousted from their lower areas of authority.

Thus the fight began against the Church in deadly earnest.
Only in the strength of the Blessed Holy Spirit, could the Church hope to overcome all that would be thrown at them and carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth. They relied on their LORD’s precious words, “ I AM with you always, even until the end of the age”.
This continues in these perilous times that we live in today.

“ Even so, COME Lord JESUS”



In the NAME of the FATHER, and of the SON+, and of the HOLY SPIRIT + + +

Thursday, May 1, 2008




Resurrection Season
~ Day 40 ~
Ascension Day !

For the Year of Our LORD, 5.1.2008



GOD… has in these last days spoken unto us by HIS Son+ Whom+ HE has appointed Heir of all things, by Whom+ HE also made the Ages;

Who+, being the radiant splendor of HIS Glory, and the express image of HIS Essence, and upholding all things by the Word of HIS Power, when HE+ had by Himself+ purged our sins, sat down at the Right Hand of the Majesty on High. (Hebrews 1:2,3 ).

Having then a Great High Priest Who+ has passed through the Heavens, JESUS, the SON of GOD, let us hold fast our confession.

For we do not have a High Priest not being able to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One Who+ was tempted in all points like we are, yet without sin.

Therefore, let us come near with confidence to the Throne of Grace that we may receive mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)


All that I can do is thank HIM+.
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The Blessed Day of Ascension reminds us to look up and stay ready… for in the same manner as HE+ went up into Heaven… HE+ shall so come in like manner (Acts 1:11). Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you, and since I go to prepare you a place, I will come again and receive you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also”.

Maranatha!
Come, LORD JESUS.
Come!


We now look forward in the Church Calendar to the Day of Pentecost… the glorious out-pouring of the HOLY SPIRIT upon the followers of The LORD JESUS CHRIST. Pentecost will be on May 11, ten days after His+ Ascension. A flaming bright red material will be place on our cross outside the hermitage.

May we all be filled with the love of CHRIST JESUS, both now and forever. Amen, Amen.



Glory be to The FATHER,
and to The SON,
our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
and to the HOLY SPIRIT.

As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

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The Resurrection of JESUS CHRIST… the most life-changing event in human history!+ + +