Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Burden of Damascus...



The Burden of Damascus.
Behold, Damascus is taken away
from being a city,
and it shall be a ruinous heap.
~ words of the Prophet Isaiah
chapter 17, verse 1

 Christians, behold The WORD+ of The LORD.

Syriac Christians are living through a nightmare as this prophecy comes to pass.

Thousands of Syrians... some Christians, some not... have fled to surrounding countries for haven.  They have fled with whatever they could carry or pile into a vehicle of some sort.

No jobs, no careers, no money, no house, no medicines for Grandmother, Grandfather, nor the ill and infirm young or old.  

No schooling for the children, and likely as not, no food  for the family.

No water... no drinking beyond a sip, no bathing, and certainly no laundry being done even for the meager items of clothing taken with them.  

This, then,  is the happy circumstance that "fleeing from war" brings: total misery for all and death for the very  young, the very old, and many of the infirm.  

Christians, as The Day of The LORD looms near, know this: only ONE+ place of safety exists for anyone on the face of this earth.

That "place" is the ONE+ Who+ in humility walked this earth to speak to our hearts.

HE+ is the ONE+ Who+ told us to lay down our swords.

HE+ is the ONE+ Who+ told us to lay up our treasures in Heaven, not on earth... to seek first the Kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness and then all these things will be added unto us.

Let us not hide our hearts from the end-time prophecies coming to pass before our very eyes.

IT        MATTERS.

It matters what we do with our time.
It matters what we think about.
It matters what our hearts are focused upon. 

The nightmare of destruction can come upon any of us, in any form, at any time. 

Are those Syrian Christians and Arabic Christians WORSE CHRISTIANS than we are, that GOD has allowed them to go through this destruction of their normal lives and families ? 

NO. 

If put all on a balance, they in fact may be BETTER CHRISTIANS than we are, since many of them have had to face opposition and hatred like we only read about in Voice of the Martyrs or Asia Harvest. 

Do we think prophetic Scriptures are put into the Bible for us to  simply study ? 

NO. 

The wise will read the books of Isaiah, chapters 50 and 51 of Jeremiah, the books of Daniel and Joel, watching what is happening around the secular nation of Israel. 

We will see the nations of the world gathered around Israel with the intent of either murder or control in their eyes, in their rhetoric. 

When the Beast Nation reveals itself ,  and its intent to consume Israel ... both Spiritual Israel and natural Israel ...  watch the Hand of GOD be revealed. 

Then will come to pass those wonderful verses in 2 Thessalonians, chapters 1 and 2 . 

In Preparation
for that Great Day of The LORD

 Here is how Christians prepare:
They receive the love of the TRUTH+.

They receive the LOVE of the Truth so that they are saved from the STRONG DELUSION that GOD HIMSELF sends upon those who prefer the deceivableness of unrighteousness, upon those who prefer a lie. 

  
We Repent, Remove, Resist all lies... all lies about WHO GOD is , about who we are ...  individually ...  lining ourselves up with the Word+ of GOD, and going AGAINST HIM+ in nothing !  

A Word to the Wise is Sufficient....


Sunday, September 2, 2012

A TRUE Christian's "Labor" Day...

Labor NOT
for the food
which perisheth


.. but for that food which endureth
unto Everlasting Life+,
which the SON+ of Man
shall give unto you:
for HIM+
GOD The FATHER has sealed.
John 6:27
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Yes, that is what true Christians labor for, whether they work directly in a ministry or indirectly minister to the ones The LORD sends their way. True Christians constantly work to establish the Kingdom of GOD+: in themselves, in others, in their home, or in their public workplaces. Temporal work is simply doing the necessity of the day; it is NOT the reason for living. Temporal work is NOT what gives a Christian his identity. Thus, we labor for that "food" which endureth unto Everlasting Life... food which does not spoil.
~ ~ ~
Why can the SON+ of Man give us Everlasting Life?
? ? ?
Our LORD HIMSELF+ told us why:
Because ( for the reason being that )
HIM+ has GOD THE FATHER
sealed.
* * *
The Greek word for sealed means to MARK WITH THE OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE SOVEREIGN POWER ( king, emperor, top authority). Usually with his signet ... a stamp or ring ... which was impressed in hot wax upon whatever item was being sealed by the authorities. Certain death would be brought upon ANYONE who broke through the seal unlawfully.
.
This can be seen in Daniel 6:17 when King Darius of the Medes, a great, conquering, military might, placed the Prophet Daniel into the lion's den:
And a stone was brought,
and laid upon the mouth of the den;
and the king sealed it with his own signet,
and with the signet of his lords,
that the purpose might not be changed
concerning Daniel.
.
The powerful military government of Rome also sealed a famous stone with the official signet of Rome, Matthew 27:65, 66.
Pilate said unto them (the Jews),
Ye have a watch: go your way,
make it as sure as ye can.
So they went ,
and made the sepulchre sure,
sealing the stone,
and setting a watch.
.
Of course, we recall that SOMEONE+ DID BREAK THROUGH this "official" sealing of the tomb, bless GOD!
.
Because NO-ONE, not even the greatest military might upon earth, could hinder The LORD JESUS CHRIST from breaking through that Roman seal upon HIS+ tomb ...
NO-ONE is able to hinder HIM+.
NO-ONE,
NO MATTER THE MILITARY POWER AT HAND,
CAN HINDER
CHRIST JESUS our LORD+
from giving us who follow HIM+ to the death
Everlasting Life+...
Because it is HE+,
our LORD JESUS,
WHO+ has the
Unbreakable Seal
now,
directly from The FATHER.
+ + +
No man cometh unto The FATHER,
except through ME+ .
And, MY+ FATHER,
WHO is greater than all,
gave them to ME+,
and NO ONE
... seen or unseen...
can pluck them
out of MY+ FATHER'S Hand.
I
and
MY+ FATHER
are
ONE
.
+ + +