Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
you perfect in every good work to do HIS will, working in you that
which is well pleasing in HIS sight, through JESUS CHRIST our LORD.
to whom be
glory for ever and ever.
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The Time of the Preparation for the GREAT PASSOVER is upon us once more.
Repentance is due now . . .
for WHO may abide the Day of HIS+ Coming ?
the people of YHWH were in the wilderness 40 years, as Our LORD JESUS CHRIST was in His+ wilderness being tempted by the devil for 40
days, let us SET ASIDE these next 40 days before HOLY WEEK and even now,
remove the leaven out of our hearts and homes and lives.
As followers of JESUS, we know HE+ forgives the repentant one. But let us walk these days in the awareness that we are mortal:
The Lenten Season is
upon us once again. It starts on Wednesday, March 1.
It is the season
observed by many Christians in many church groups to remember the GREAT
Passover of the LAMB+ of GOD… the Greatest Passover … and the Last Passover…
recognized by GOD.
The Lenten Season is
NOT the sole property of the Roman Catholic, the Eastern Orthodox, or any of the
liturgical churches. It belongs to all Christians everywhere.
During this time on
the Christian church calendar, Ash Wednesday ( arbitrarily selected) starts the remembrance of The LORD'S journey
towards Jerusalem as HE+ headed towards His+ Crucifixion.
Many churches observe
this Season as a time of serious reflection upon what it cost The LORD to save
us from our sins --- and the Second Death in the Lake of Fire, for all
Eternity ---and thus, as a serious
season of repentance.
During this time,
Christians try to bring the body under more control of the HOLY SPIRIT. To do
this, supernatural strength is required. So, Christians fast, calling upon The
LORD for help.
Some Christians choose
to fast from a favorite food (coffee,
pizza, chocolate, popcorn, sweets, all snacks, etc.) simply as a way to REMIND their flesh
that the spirit is in control, not the body. When they do this, they are
usually shocked at the battle such a small commitment begins between their
flesh and their spirit.
Others choose to fast
from a meal or do one or two days of
total fasting. Oddly enough, THIS type of fasting actually is easier; there is
no battle, once the commitment is made. The "eating" time then
becomes Quiet Time of Refreshment from The LORD.
There are other types
of "fasts" that some Christians do during this( arbitrarily selected
) 40-day season.
Here are some little
ways one could choose to submit the body to the spirit:
No parties or social get-togethers.
No reading, apart from the Bible.
An hour of total silence per evening / day.
No "chit-chat" or long conversations.
No un-necessary conversations.
Limited social interaction, be it by phone, emails, or visits.
No dining out.
No DVD's, No magazines, No computer... Nothing that could be
construed as "entertaining."
No music or no up-beat music.
Only dark purple clothing is worn or no bright clothing until after the Resurrection.
The purpose of fasting
is not to be ascetic but to cut away worldly distractions IN ORDER TO FOCUS
more fully upon The LORD JESUS.
Time with HIM+;
Stillness with HIM+.
UN-CLUTTERED TIME WITH HIM+
.... a stillness that is SO STILL
that it ceases to think about
the day's events and duties.
Some Christians have
heavy work-loads. Some work in the public; some attend classes and have
time-absorbing assignments and exams; some have small children in the home;
Whatever the situation,
The LORD will
show the WILLING HEART
what kind of fast is pleasing to HIM+
... and how much
... and WHEN
it is to be done.
Even a 5-minute break
with The LORD . . .
and a brief meditation on a verse of Isaiah 53 or a verse of a
Psalm --- instead of a cup of coffee and a doughnut --- will increase the
closeness one has with The LORD during this season. Much good fruit of repentance and Quietness
before HIM+ refreshes the body more than coffee and doughnuts.
But HE+ was wounded ...
is a good place to
start the Lenten Season of Meditations focused upon The LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Other good Lenten
Season Meditations include: Isaiah 53, Psalm 51, Psalm 32, John 14, John
15, and John 17. Revelation chapters 2
and 3 lend themselves to serious reflection for repentance, also.
During Lenten Season,
there is no great rush ...
to finish a Psalm or Isaiah 53. Line by line, phrase by
phrase of Isaiah 53 ... one phrase a day...
works well for the spirit to meditate upon WHY HE+ was wounded.
What did your life, your sins cost HIM+ ?
What are your life and your sins
costing HIM+ ?
Is HE+ being wounded
by your sins
that you choose to hide
and not confess and turn from ?
Is HE+ again being wounded
because you refuse
to yield the controls over to HIM+ ?
Are you wounding HIM+
because you are being sovereign
over some areas of your "own" life ?
Are there any worldly values or goals
you are holding or pursuing
that are wounding HIM+ afresh ?
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"your church" does the Lenten Season remembrances or not, each
Christian can still choose to observe the 40-day time of preparation for the
Great Passover ... the greatest Passover the world has ever had, and the last.
Thus, I pray each one
of you search your heart and see if HE+ is calling you to observe this season
of the preparation for the Great Passover ... not from duty, but from a sincere
heart of love for what HE+ has done for you.
Our LORD+ warned us that as it was in the days of Noah, so it would be in the days just prior to HIS+ Return.
WE are in those days.
darkness are covering the earth. The nations are crazed. Good is called
evil. Evil is called good. Human beings are yielding control of their
minds and bodies over to unclean spirits. Human life is being accounted
Because INIQUITY ( Vicious wickedness) has abounded, the love, the natural affection, normal human feelings have grown cold, and are near to death, and in some cases HAVE DIED.
present “days of Noah,” the followers of MESSIAH+ must separate
themselves from the standards and values of the world and even of their
own nation and societies. ( As Noah did from that society.)
separate themselves from all that would distract them from actually
following and obeying JESUS / YESHUA+, and keeping HIS+ Words.
If we do not do this and prepare ourselves for the Time of Testing(Luke 21:35) that is about to come upon the face of the whole earth, we will not know how to conduct ourselves in the Fire of Global Persecution.
of this life and the deceitfulness of riches have caused the church to
become complacent and spiritually dull-witted. It is time to wake up and
draw near unto our LORD+ . HE+ promises that when we do HE+, will draw
near to us.
possessions, houses, and lands will only be a burden in the coming
storm. Our LORD+ has taught us to place our treasures in Heaven, where
nothing can corrupt or steal them. All here is only Temporal, gone in a flash.
Evil is overtaking the earth.
imagination of men’s hearts is only evil continually. Evil and
debauchery is spreading at an epidemic rate, enhanced by modern
communication. We must lift up the standard of Holiness and a Sanctified
“Put on the Whole Armor of GOD”.
battle is NOT against flesh and blood, but against “Kosmocrators and
Archons,” Principalities and Powers , against spiritual wickedness in
the heavenly places that move and operate in the atmosphere of this
earth, that need no rest or food, and are TOTALLY MALEVOLENT, are unable
to do ANY good, but can ONLY kill, steal, and destroy human beings.
Flesh and blood cannot stand
against these entities.
We MUST be
“Clothed with Power from on High“.
The times are getting VERY serious. These times will weed out the true Christians from the “Religionists” and the “Churchians”. Our LORD+ counseled Laodicia to buy from HIM+ Gold that has been tried in the Fire.
The FIRE is COMING!
Prepare for it as a soldier prepares for combat, by training daily. Spend time with your LORD+. Know HIS+ Voice. Obey HIS+ Orders. Do not go against HIM+ in ANYTHING!
HE+ is your Commander+ and Chief+, your great High Priest at HIS+ FATHER’S Right Hand.
HE+ Intercedes for you.
HE+ is your Life.
HEAVENLY FATHER, STRENGTHEN US,
FOR THE BATTLE.
WITH THE MOST PRECIOUS ETERNALLY-LIVING BLOOD OF YOUR BELOVED SON+,
MASHIACH+, LAMB+ OF GOD, AND CLOTH US WITH YOUR MOST BLESSED HOLY SPIRIT
HELP US TO OVERCOME AND TO PROCLAIM YOUR ETERNAL SON+ TO THE WORLD IN THESE LAST DAYS.