Monday, April 16, 2018

Problem and Solution

The problems we face are obvious and all around us.  The solution to those problems are found in the Word of our God and Father in heaven.  It has been said here many times before but it is worth repeating, the problems this world faces are not social, not racial, not economic, not political....they are spiritual.  Spiritual problems demand spiritual solutions.  Its that simple.  The only solutions that are going to work come from the Word of the Living God.

Sometimes its important to remember these things as we look around us and see this world bent on destruction.  It was all, 100% foretold thousands of years ago.  Our God told us what is coming, He told us how to deal with it and His record is flawless.  Keep going back to your book of solutions, which is your Bible.  Pray without ceasing about all things large and small.  Believe you have received what you are asking for.

James 5:16 The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

grace and peace

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Wars and Rumors of War

Matt 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Whats going on in the world these days?  Exactly everything the Lord told us would happen.  And?  And, we were told not to be troubled, these things must come to pass.  We see the nation rising against nation, kingdom against kingdom, famines, pestilences and earthquakes.  Where does that put us?  The beginning of sorrows.  The trick is we do not know where the sorrows end and the tribulation begins but we do know we are getting closer to the time of the tribulation day by day.

The Lord also told us He is coming back at least two more times.  One is the unexpected coming, the other is the expected coming (the "second coming").  We see both of these two distinct comings laid out for us in Matt 24:

Matt 24:29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Matt 24:36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven,
but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the
Son of man be. 38For 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, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also
the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall
be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall
be taken, and the other left.

42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43But 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.
44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Words matter.  Specifically, His Words matter.  When He talks about "they" and "ye" we need to pay attention.  He is clearly making a differentiation between different groups of people here.

2 Tim 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

To be understood correctly, the Word must be ^^^ rightly divided.  Right division of the Word to correctly interpret the Word can only come from the Spirit of the Lord:

John 16:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Do we know how much time we have left?  Absolutely not.  What do we know?  We know with absolute certainty that we have less time today than we did yesterday.  One way or another, either through death or the unexpected coming of the Lord we are one day close today to standing before the Lord than we were yesterday.  Nobody guaranteed us we will see tomorrow which requires readiness today and every day to meet the Lord.  This is exactly what our Lord counseled us in Words like this:

32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven,
neither the Son, but the Father.

33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of
man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his
servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch
ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at
midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find
you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

The Lord is not wordy so when He repeats something over and over again He is putting a neon sign over it.  Watch, be ready.  Ready for what?  To meet the Lord.  When should we watch and be ready?  Since we do not know (purposefully) the number of days allotted for each of us on this earth, nor do we know the day of His unexpected coming we must be watching and ready to meet our Lord right now, today.

Everything is going according to plan.  We are exactly where we need to be on the Lord's timeline because He Himself is managing that timeline.  The election of Trump (which pretty much nobody saw coming) is evidence of this.  The Lord is able to put the brakes on current events and He is able to put the accelerator down to keep this world and all of its inhabitants exactly on the timeline He has prescribed to work out His Word with flawless perfection.

Ecc 3:1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

grace and peace

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic

There is a scourge sweeping the world we know as the opioid epidemic.  VICE news has done some eye opening videos on this issue:

Video 1

Video 2

Even President Trump has mentioned this epidemic in some of his recent speeches.  What is going on?  What brought on this epidemic?  What is the source of this scourge?  The answer can be given in one sentence:  the loss of hope.  That's it.

We have a generation of young people who look around at the world and have become so depressed by what they see, the only answer they see (within their reach) is opioids.  What this amounts to is wholesale murder of a generation.  These kids see and hear what is being preached to them by the media and society and many of them nod their heads yes to it but deep down inside their spirit, their conscience tells them it is wrong.  Many of them likely cannot put their finger on the problem.  They see the whole world marching down this road to destruction so the reasoning goes, if everybody else is doing it, and agreeing with it, it must be right...right?  Wrong.

The media has blood on its hands.  Those in government who advocate the perversions we see around us also have blood on their hands.  Here is what it boils down to:

When a society removes the God of hope from every square inch of public life, people become hopeless.  Its that simple:

Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

So we know the bad news, that's what is all around us.  The good news is right here ^^^^.  There is a Spirit, who can fill you up to the point where you literally overflow with hope.  That sounds like an answer to me....Unfortunately, our enemies in high places-both spiritually and in this world have done everything in their power to remove our God and His Spirit from the eyes, ears and hearts of every living creature on earth.  Now we see the consequences of such actions.  Do the research, how many mass shootings were there before prayer was removed from the schools?  Such things were unheard of.  How many opioid epidemics were there before prayer was removed from schools?  Such things were unheard of.

We serve the God of hope, who can cause people to overflow with hope.  One would think people, especially today would be beating down doors to find out how to get this God, and get this hope.  There is no problem we face today that cannot be solved by a health dose of Jesus Christ and His Spirit:

Col 1:17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

He is before all things, that means He comes FIRST.  And in Him all things hold together which is why this world is falling apart.  Fine sounding arguments wont work.  Reasoning and logic will not work, what will work is His presence and His power.  When our God shows up with His power, everything must stand down, every problem, every dilemma, every argument, every lie, every power, everything must sit down, shut up and/or be removed.

This is the difference between people sitting in pews day after day, year after year and slowly rotting away, and those have life transforming encounters with our God.  The difference is His presence and power.  How many people have "gone to church" for decades without ever seeing a real miracle or ever experiencing the Lord's power?  Isnt there something wrong with that?  We cannot "go to church" because we are the Church.  Wherever a true believer in Jesus Christ is, there the Church is.  We are living stones

1 Peter 2:5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

We know the problem, but we also know the answer.  He is the answer.  The enemy has come to create a generation of captives, and to slay them but our God came to set those captives free

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

If the Spirit of Jesus Christ is in you, then His Spirit is in you.  If His Spirit is in you, then you are someone's answer to the hell on earth that has been unleashed against mankind.

grace and peace


Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Fall of Babylon

Look around at what is happening to America, then compare it to what the Lord said He would do to Babylon:

Jer 51:12 Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the
watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which
he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.

13O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come,
and the measure of thy covetousness.

14The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men,
as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.

We can look at both America and the west in general (specifically western Europe) and see this is exactly what the Lord has done.  Europe has been invaded by a foreign Islamic army.  They have been trying to do the same thing to America but the logistics of the invasion are more complicated by the distance from Islamic countries.  That part of the invasion is only phase 1 of the destruction.  Phase two which is simultaneous are the indigenous politicians and population who are also working for the destruction of these countries.  Merkel in Germany and those who support her are a good example of this.  This is an unprecedented in history type of event.  The people of a nation are actively working to replace themselves with foreigners.

In America we see the same exact thing playing out in a slightly different way.  This has everything to do with the immigration debate and those who support unrestricted immigration.  They could care less about the immigrants, what they care about is the dissolution of America (and the west).  Everything that America and the west stood for is being dissolved.  Who put it in the hearts of men to accomplish all this?  Our God did.

What is playing out is nothing short of the destruction of end time Babylon.  Our Lord was very clear, there is an end time Babylon just as there was an ancient Babylon.  The common factor between both ancient and end time Babylon is the spirit working through it (our enemy).

Rev 18:1And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

If you have been wondering what is happening to Europe and America, this is it.  The Lord God is carrying out His purposes just as they are written.

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  May thy kingdom come and thy will be done on earth just as it is in heaven!  His will is: Babylon destroyed.  He told us everything from the very beginning so we can understand the times we are living in.  Instead of fear, this should provide great encouragement to us who believe.  Our God is absolutely positively in 100% control of everything that is taking place in the world today.  There is no secret society, no criminal conspiracy, nor any plan of our spiritual enemy whatsoever that is hidden from Him who sees all things (our God).

Job 28:24for he views the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.

Our God has a plan for this earth and for all those who live upon it.  His plan is right on schedule.  Glory to God!

grace and peace

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Outward Manifestations

The social, political and economic problems facing this world are all symptoms, outward manifestations of the real problem.  The real problem facing this world is spiritual.  Almost everyone we see and hear around us, unfortunately including so called Church 'leaders' are telling us to engage the social, political and economic problems.  That is treating the symptoms instead of the disease.  Imagine if a patient had cancer and the only thing the doctors treated them for was a sore throat.  What would happen?  The patient would die.  So it is with this world:

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

If Christians want to "do something" they need to forget the ways of this world and take hold of the ways of our Kingdom and PRAY.  That's right, while people are running around trying to move a bucket full of sand by focusing on politics etc, there are a few out there who believe what our God told us when He said this:

Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Through faith and prayer you can move mountains.  Getting involved in all this wordly nonsense you can move molehills.  You figure out which makes more sense....

grace and peace

Thursday, February 22, 2018

What The Church Should Look Like Part 2

Many years ago a post was written here about what the Church should look like.  This is an important addendum to that post based on some wonderful information the Lord shared with this writer tonight.

Important characteristics:

1.  Decentralized-This one is huge for many reasons we will get into here.  First of all what did the Lord say?

But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like
the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

That's called ^^ leading from the bottom up, NOT the top down.  More to say on this in a moment.

What does the world look like?  Everything, all of it is top down.  Both fortune 500 companies and todays so called churches are all organized the same.  All you have to do is cut the word "pastor" and paste the word "CEO" onto today's church 'leaders' and the transformation is complete.

Why is this world structured top down?  Bottom line?  Because its the only way, finite, limited intelligence, limited power beings can command and control organizations.  But the Biblical church model does NOT look like this, which is why the house church or "cell" is ideal.  Why?  Think of a house church like one cell in a human body.  On its own, that one cell is somewhat insignificant (which turns out to be a strength, not a weakness).  All of the cells put together however equate to the body, and we know the Head is Jesus Christ.

Here we need to talk about military tactics 101.  This is the weakness of worldly organizations and a church structured on this world and its systems.  When we went to war in Iraq in 2003, what were the first targets?  Command and control centers.  Why?  Decapitate the leadership then you can pick off the lower levels of the military organization piecemeal.  Why does the enemy love the centralized worldly churches?  Because the so called "leaders" are easy pickings for decapitation campaigns through sex, drugs, whatever.  Then what happens to the rest of the organization once the leaders are toppled?  The enemy can take his time dismantling it as only the Lord knows how many people leave in disgust each and every time another priest or pastor is found with child porn, gay lovers, etc.  The damage is immeasurable.

This is where decentralization is key.  What exactly do you gain if you 'decapitate' a single cell in an entire body?  This is why intelligence agencies compartmentalize.  If one cell is compromised the other cells live on uninterrupted.

The part of this that left me somewhat speechless was the Spirit of the Lord's expanded explanation of why decentralization works for the Body of Christ (a spiritual organization) but not for worldly organizations?  In addition to everything above, get this..The Lord our God is the only Being in the universe that can be 100% present everywhere, with 100% of His power, 100% of the time.   This capability is reserved for Almighty God alone.  So, the Head of our Body is supremely capable of being 100% present with all of His power all the time in each and every "cell" or home Church in the body.  Let that sink in.  This is why bottom up works for the true Church but is catastrophic for the worldly church.  Our command and control, the Head, The Lord Jesus Christ is capable of something finite limited beings (including our spiritual enemies) are not.  The Head of our Church can and will be in every cell with all of His power intelligence, counsel, wisdom etc, all of the time.  Simply put, awesome.

As a small aside along these same lines, mankind thinks it has really turned a corner with the discovery of quantum computing.  They discovered that if they take an atom down to around absolute zero temperatures it can co-locate or occupy two places in space at the same time.  Bravo!  Mankind just advanced 1/8 of an inch on an infinitely long road toward being "gods."  Think about that, a real 'revolution' to be able to get something to locate in two different places at the same time.  What this really is, is the creation glorifying the Creator.  Why?  The mechanics behind quantum computing point directly toward our Creator.  Mankind after thousands of years on earth just learned how to take one atom and cause it to locate two (and only two) places in space at the same time while our God infinitely co locates across the entirety of space and time with all His power, at all times.

Bottom Line?

Decentralized is a requirement and a mandate for the true Church.  This eliminates the idolatry inherent in the pastoral/nicolaitan system:

But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices
of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Nico=conquer, laitan=laity.  There are no "lay people" in the Body of Christ, period.  It only exists in the world and the Babylonian styled church system setup all around us.  It makes it much harder for the enemy to compromise the Body because he has to slog it out one single cell at a time.  The more you think the more awe inspiring it is.  This is just one more piece of evidence that we serve an awesome God.

The Head of the Body-our Lord Jesus Christ is perfectly capable of performing omniscient, all powerful, omnipresent command and control of each and every decentralized cell in the Body, 100% of the time.  And with Jesus Christ Himself sitting as command and control of each cell, good luck trying to 'decapitate' the leadership.

Glory to God!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Last Reformation-YES!!!!!!!!!

This week I happened across the videos of this brother and everything inside me says YES to what I see!  What you have read on this blog over the past 8 years is more or less the same thing this guy is saying, except the Spirit of the Lord takes it even further with "the last reformation".

The sick are healed

demons are cast out

Jesus and the Gospel are preached

The Spirit of the Lord working like FIRE

Churchianity is put on the sideline and the Spirit of the Lord, Jesus Christ and the true Church is put front and center!

And of course, there are still the critics.  Why?  Because by natural extension all of the monuments to man (church buildings, church organizations, church money) that exists in todays fraudulent church organizations would be wiped out by this-which is why the truth has never been popular.

The Lord Himself confirms His Word.  He is confirming His work and His Word with His presence and His power, signs and miracles.  Also notice the joy in and around this work.....

This is the only Christian organization in the history of this blog that has ever been endorsed.  Why?  Because the Spirit of the Lord endorses it!  This blog does not belong to brother D, it belongs to the Lord and the Spirit of the Lord says YES to the last reformation.

You can watch hundreds (seemingly) of videos made by this brother.  He also has an online school called the pioneer school that you can easily lookup.

After writing here for 8 years, everything the Lord has said to this writer can be found in the work brother Torben is doing.  Yes, Yes and AMEN!!!!!!!!!

grace and peace