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

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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. 

 

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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.