Sunday, November 30, 2014

Over-Ruling the 10 Kings... CHRIST the KING+ Ever Reigns on High !

Advent Meditations for 2014
The Star of Bethlehem 


Photo courtesy of  WWW.PRAVOSLAVIE.RU   

Matthew 24: 37-39 
Scriptures courtesy of Biblegateway.com 

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

The Days of the Rule of the 10 Kings
of Revelation 17:12 

And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, 
which have received no kingdom as yet; 
but
 receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

The days of Noah are upon us. 

The darkness of sin engulfs the world. Men's pride is hardening their hearts. Devilish controlling spirits are ruling over the entire globe ~ and men love to have it so. 

The days ~ the season of human history ~ when men love darkness rather than light   because their deeds are evil   are upon us in full force. 

The WORD of GOD says in THAT SEASON, men who love righteousness make themselves a target,  Isaiah 59:15 ,  as in the days of Noah. 

Our LORD JESUS tells us this age will have the same character and consorts as Noah's age:  hedonism to the extreme, base entertainment, lovers of pleasure , lovers of self, lovers of same-sort partners, lovers of wee children, and lovers of beasts... lovers of death.  

Then comes the mingling of human seed with nephillim or animals and the lust for aborted LIVING babies as evil dreamers try to create life at the DNA basics in order to be in control of the universe. 

The 10 Kings of Revelation 17 love to have it so and are NOW DIRECTING these activities across the globe, headed by the richest countries in the world. 

Why ? 

They wish to destroy GOD'S creation, to destroy the human race. 

Why ?

They aim to destroy the human race BECAUSE through JESUS CHRIST, the human race has beaten satan, the nephillim, the fallen watchers .... AND THE 10 KINGS ! ...  when humans obey The LORD JESUS CHRIST in every fiber of their being. 

As a matter of fact, an obedient, faith-filled people who love The LORD JESUS more than their own life is the ONLY barrier that stands between satan and the destruction of the ENTIRE human race. 

For, if left to itself, the human race will destroy itself. 

If left to satan, the human race will be destroyed through lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. 

If left to the 10 Kings of Revelation 17, the followers of the LORD JESUS CHRIST would be exterminated --- wiped off --- the face of the globe, along with their Jewish fore-bearers. 

Then the wicked tenants/ husbandmen of the vineyard will think,   after they have exterminated  His+ Servants,   the world will be theirs. 

( This has been tried before. See Matthew 21. )

But... surprise, surprise !

What will the True Owner+ of the world do 
to those wicked ones 
when HE+ arrives 
with His+ armies from Heaven ? 

They all forgot one thing... one MAJOR fact: 

All were created through HIM+
All were created for HIM+
and HIS+ good pleasure ! 

Yes, even the fallen angels, like mankind, were created by HIM+ and for His+ pleasure, to do HIS+ will. 

O, what a fearful thing to fall into the Hands of the Living GOD... when in a state of rebellion against His+ Rule.   

Let us pray: 

CHRIST the KING+ ever reigns on High! 
O Come, let us adore HIM+ !  

O come, let us worship and fall down and kneel before The LORD our Maker...  Our LORD, Who+ humbled Himself+ to take on a robe of flesh in order to rescue us from the slavery of sin, the slavery to satan.

We thank THEE+ O LORD for Thy+ great, well-planned deliverance through Thy+ Incarnation, set in motion from the fall of Adam, promised in the Garden to crush satan's head. 

Bless GOD: FATHER, SON+, and HOLY SPIRIT! 
And, blessed be HIS+ Kingdom, 
now and forever, 
world without end. 
Amen.  
xxx

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CHRIST The KING+ Ever Reigns on High !

Advent Meditations for 2014
The Star of Bethlehem 
Photo courtesy of  www.pravoslavie.ru


Hear the Words of Our LORD .... 

Matthew 24: 42-44  
Courtesy Biblegateway.com

Watch therefore: 
for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

But know this,
 that if the goodman of the house had known 
in what watch the thief would come, 
he would have watched, 
and would not have suffered his house 
to be broken up.

Therefore be ye also ready: 
for in such an hour as ye think not 
the SON+ of MAN cometh.

+ + + 

The opening words of Our SAVIOR to you in this Advent Season is: 
 Watch !  Be ye ready ! 

For what, exactly, are you watching ? 

Are you awaiting... simply putting in time ... treading spiritual water in one spiritual place ... until you are snatched out of here, away into Heaven ? 

NO !

Our coming LORD told us to be alert and at-the-ready for battle... a battle for souls !  And this battle is a fight for YOUR soul and mine. 

We must be watchful, lest at any time our steadfastness loosens. We must be alert lest we fall. 

The apostle Paul --- yes, even that great Apostle --- has warned us to take heed for our souls, like he did for his. 

 I Cor 9: 27 
But I keep under my body, 
and bring it into subjection: 
lest that by any means, 
when I have preached to others, 
I myself should be a castaway.

Disciplining your body and bringing it into subjection to the WORD OF GOD strengthens you in the spiritual warfare. 

Are you ready for the great testing ? JESUS told us to WATCH AND PRAY, lest we fall.  TESTING is promised. 

How is your strength tested ?  

Strength is tested when an adversary challenges you to a match. 

This match, however, is not of your own choosing and it will not be put off for a more convenient time. It is Divinely Appointed and it will test your faith to the utmost. Will you stand or fall ?  

You will not have time to return to the gymnasium and train for  this match, however. 

This training occurs daily as you pick up your Cross and die to Self. There is no cramming possible for this exam.

Yes, we do indeed watch for His+ 2nd Coming, but before that... the battle will be with the demonic thief who comes to steal our faith and our souls. 

Are you ready ? 

Let us pray:

O Christ our ROCK+, WHO+ came to ready a people for THYSELF+, help me to stand for THEE+.  

Help me to stand for THY+ glory, in the face of all opposition to Thy+ Name. 

Let Thy+ Truth live in me strongly so that I cannot yield and kiss the dirt, when demon-led people tell me to bow to their activities and proclaim them "right." 

O ROCK+ of Ages, I hide myself in THEE+. Cover me there with Thy+ Hand, O Blessed Savior.  

CHRIST The KING+ ever reigns on High; 
O Come, Let us adore HIM+ !

   




Friday, November 14, 2014

The Fast of GOD

The Fast GOD chooses.... 

Photo courtesy of The Order of  The GOOD SHEPHERD+ 

is to humble yourself 
in the eyes of yourself. 



This post is written by Bro. Brendon Patrick, of The Order of The GOOD SHEPHERD+ 
It was first published at  iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist.wordpress.com in October, 2014. 

A Word to the Wise, from Bro. Brendon Patrick  + + +  :

Every word that our LORD+ said has multi-layered depth and meaning for us as HIS+ disciples.

JESUS said at one point, 
when giving instructions to HIS+ disciples, 
"When you fast..."

HE+ did NOT SAY " IF,"   simply because it was a given that they would indeed fast.  At one point the religious leaders were chiding HIM+ because HIS+ disciples did not fast as the Pharisees or John Baptist's disciples did. JESUS answered that when the BRIDEGROOM+ was taken from them, they would fast in those days.

       Why would the followers of the SON+ of GOD fast?

They knew that everything HE+ said had --- and would --- come to pass. They had seen this happen first hand, over and over.  As their sorrow passed, after watching HIM+ die so cruelly,  then joy overwhelmed them when they saw HIM+ alive again, and talked to HIM+ after HIS+ Resurrection, why would they then fast? HE+ was alive! 
Why fast then ?

      However, JESUS knew what was coming.

The fierceness of the attack against HIS+ followers was just beginning. They would fast for Spiritual discernment, to empower their life of prayer, to keep their flesh in subjection to the Spirit, and to stay close to their Risen LORD and SAVIOR.

       We are taught from the Apostles' writings that the Sword of the Spirit is the Word of GOD ( Ephesians 6 ).  This Word is not ink on paper, but is Alive and Living, and is sharper than ANY two-edged sword.

Yes, the ink on paper that we call our Bible contains the messages and teachings that The Living Word+ of GOD spoke to us and are recorded for our benefit. And yes, it is a blessing and a MIRACLE that we still have the Scriptures because satan has sought to destroy the Scriptures for many centuries.

The ancient Christians did not have Bibles as we do today, but still for them as for us, the Sword of the HOLY SPIRIT is The Living Word+ of GOD.


For the word of God is quick, 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 ( Bible Gateway )


       So, as mentioned at the beginning, why would we fast today?


Fasting in conjunction with anointed prayer

"whets"

the Sword of the Spirit.

The Sword of the Spirit not only cuts in two, soul and spirit, joints and marrow, discerning the thoughts and intents of hearts, but it also slashes unseen evil entities, stops their lying plans, demolishes wicked strongholds, and sends terror into the "enemy" camp.

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal,
but are mighty through GOD!

 Remember, The Living  WORD+ of GOD is the Sword of the SPIRIT, the Sword of The LORD YHWH. With this Sword the followers of CHRIST our LORD can put to flight the lying adversary and send terror after him and his minions in the Name of JESUS our LORD and our LIFE.

        The combination of prayer and fasting
unite body, soul, and spirit
in one joint effort of prayer and intercession.  

The Sword of the SPIRIT becomes a flaming spiritual weapon in the hands of the followers of HIM+ Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. It is a weapon that has been largely forgotten or ignored by the modern church organization.

Let us learn to use it and to become "skilled" with it, by HIS+ Grace. Only His+ Disciples can wield this Sword of the SPIRIT. It is totally a supernatural weapon.

Through the Name of our LORD JESUS, by the Strength of HIS+ broken BODY and shed BLOOD, may we overcome as HE+ overcame. Rev. 3:21.

HE+ is Alive for ever, and is coming to this earth to take HIS+ own to HIS+ bosom, and to utterly destroy the darkness that covers the earth at this time.

Amen. Even so, come LORD+ JESUS.