Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Eclipse

and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days
and for years.  Genesis 1:14

Everyone is talking about the eclipse on August 21st,
wondering if it means anything. Because God set the
sun, moon and stars in the heavens 'as signs,' my take
on it is that this Eclipse is very important and we
should seek God, not man, for understanding.
-
Eclipse-Literally a defect or failure; an interception or
obscuration of the light of the sun caused by the inter-
vention of the moon which hides the suns disk.
Websters Dictionary 1825.

Hmm, 'defect or failure.'

We in little Weiser, ID are right in the center of the event.
The town is about to fill up to overflowing, but no one
knows exactly what that is going to look like. There is a
carnival atmosphere. Yet the back roads leading to the
farm lands are afraid of fire as people drive off the roads
to view the Eclipse. It is very dry here.

I believe that the Eclipse is just one of the signs that God
is orchestrating so we would know just how late is the
hour. We are living at the end of the 6,000 years. Remem-
ber that God rested on the seventh day. Many Jewish
scholars believe that God is only giving this earth 7,000
years. The 1,000 years mentioned in Revelation 20 cor-
respond to the day God rested, the seventh day. Before
the 1,000 years, or Millennium, there comes seven years
of Tribulation. Former blogs go into detail as to how
everything is ready for a one world government and the
anti-christ.

This view is not taught by many theologians and some
of you have grown up believing the earth is very old, that
there is no rapture, no tribulation and no 1,000 years. If
that is the case then you are not looking for Him and you
don't have a clue as to how late it really is. Jesus said that
his coming would be like the time of Noah and Lot when
everyone thought life was wonderful and would continue
on. They were buying and selling, planting and harvesting--
living it up-- until God intervened by flood and fire.

Reader, I encourage you to read Matt 24, 1st & 2nd Thes-
salonians, 1 Corinthians 15--throw in Daniel and
Revelation.
Wow, that is a lot, but these books outline what is to come.
Every prophecy regarding the first coming was fulfilled
exactly. It will be the same thing for all the prophecies that
have not yet been fulfilled.

For those of you who would like a summary of what has
been happening in the heavens over the past two years,
check out the You Tube site below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0cMXiaRfdY



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shallow and Profound

Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do 
all to the glory of God.   I Cor 10:31.

Even the shallow things of life, such as eating and 
drinking, walking and talking, are ordained by God. 
We are safeguarded by the shallow things of life. 
We have to live the surface, commonsense life in a 
commonsense way. We are so nauseatingly serious, 
so desperately interested in our own character and 
reputation, we refuse to behave like Christians in 
the shallow concerns of life. OC

Reader, life is made up of the commonplace. With
all of our technical toys it is harder to come down
to cleaning the toilet!  Our Lord was interested in
the commonplace. He used the simple things of
life, the basic things to bring home truth.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My Cup Overflows

My cup overflows
Only goodness and steadfast love 
shall follow me all the days of 
my life...   Psalm 23:5,6

There is always something 'over,'
   When we trust our gracious Lord;
Every cup is overflowing,
   His great rivers all are broad.
Nothing narrow, nothing sparing,
   Ever springing from His store;
To His own He gives full measure,
   Overflowing, evermore.

There is always something 'over,'
   When we, from the Father's hand,
Take our portion with thanksgiving,
   Praising for the path He planned.
Satisfaction, full and deepening,
   Fills the soul, and lights the eye,
When the heart has trusted Jesus
   All its needs to satisfy.

There is always something 'over,'
   When we tell of all His love;
Unreached depths still lie beneath us,
   Unscaled heights rise far above:
Human lips can never utter
   All His wondrous tenderness,
We can only praise and wonder,
   And His name forever bless.
Margaret E Barber

He who did not spare his own Son, 
but gave him up for us all--
how will he not also, 
along with him, 
graciously give us all things? 
Romans 8:32

Reader, look at the verse at the top,
Surely, only does God shower us
with goodness and steadfast love. 
Then the verse at the bottom:
He who did not spare his own Son, 
will graciously give us all things.

We don't have to wait until we die and
go to heaven, we can receive from Him
in the moment so that, Our cup overflows...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Surrounded

Bring them here to me.   
Matthew 14:18

Do you find yourself at this very moment surrounded
with needs and nearly overwhelmed with difficulties,
trials, and emergencies? Each of us is God's way of
providing vessels for the Holy Spirit to fill. If you cor-
erectly understand their meaning, you will see them as
opportunities for receiving new blessings and deliver-
ance you can see not other way.

The Lord is saying to you, "Bring them here to Me." 
Firmly hold the vessels before Him, in faith and prayer.

Remain still before Him, 
Stop your own restless working until He begins to work. 
Do nothing that He Himself has not commanded you to do. 
Allow God time to work and He surely will.

Then the very trials that threatened to overcome you with 
discouragement and disaster will become God's 
opportunity to reveal His grace and glory in your life, in 
ways you have never known.

"Bring (your needs) here to me."  (AB Simpson)

Reader, I am a little overwhelmed by the coming week
end when Weiser becomes the center of the eclipse and
will bring thousands to our city. We will have a full house
here and it won't be easy to 'run to the store.' This scripture
and the commentary truly sets out a plan for peace--inner
peace. AB Simpson has blessed me in what he has penned.
He was still traveling and teaching even into old age.  He
founded the Christian Missionary Alliance denomination.
His bio is quite interesting. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

His Sweet Aroma

Thanks be to God who always 
leads us in triumph in Christ...
2 Corinthians 2:14

The proper perspective to maintain is that we are 
here for only on purpose--to be captives marching 
in the procession of Christ's triumphs. We are 
encompassed with the sweet aroma of Jesus, and
wherever we go we are a wonderful refreshment
to God. Oswald Chambers

Reader, is it not astounding that we can bring
refreshment to our God? But that is because
we are surrounded by the sweet aroma of Jesus.
We are to live and move and have our being
immersed in the triumph of Christ.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Strange Well

Spring up, O Well! Sing About it. 
Numbers 21:17

This was a strange song and a strange well. The Children 
of Israel had been traveling over the desert's barren sands;
and they were desperate for water, but there was none in
sight. Then God spoke to Moses and said, 'Gather the
people together and I will give them water.' (v 16)

Then the people gathered around with their rods. As they 
began to dig deeply into the burning sand they sang,
'Spring up O well! Sing about it.' Soon a gurgling sound
was heard, and suddenly a rush of water appeared, filling
the well and running along the ground. As they dug the
well in the desert, they had tapped into the stream that ran 
below and that had been unseen for very long.

How did the children of Israel reach the water of this well? 
It was through praise. As they stood on the burning sand, 
digging, they sang a praise song of faith.

Nothing pleases the Lord as much as praise. There is no
greater evidence of faith than the virtue of genuine 
thanksgiving. 

Reader, are you praising God enough? Are you thanking 
Him for the countless blessings you enjoy? Are you boldly 
praising Him even for the trials, which are actually bles-
sings in disguise? And have you learned to praise Him in 
advance for the answers yet to come?
(Selected from Streams in the Desert)


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nothing of the Old Life

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old
things have passed away; behold, all things 
have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

God pays no respect to anything we bring to Him. 
There is only one thing God wants of us, and that 
is our unconditional surrender. Oswald Chambers

Reader, I forget just how thorough our salvation is.
We think and act on what we believe about our-
selves. If I know that I have been born again from
above, I am far more inclined to bring to God
unconditional surrender. Think about that!

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Brook Dried Up...

Some time later the brook dried up because there had
been no rain in the land. (I Kings 17:7)

Week after week, with an unwavering and steadfast spirit,
Elijah watched the brook dwindle and finally dry up.
Often tempted to stumble into unbelief, he nevertheless
refused to allow his circumstances to come between
himself and his God. Unbelief looks at God through the
circumstances, just as we often see the sun dimmed by
clouds or smoke. But faith puts God between itself and
its circumstances, and looks at them through Him.

Elijah's brook dwindled to only a silver thread, which
formed pools at the base of the largest rocks. Then the
pool evaporated, the birds flew away, and the wild
animals of the field and forests no longer came to drink,
for the brook became completely dry. And, only then,
to Elijah's patient and faithful spirit, did the word of the
Lord come and say, 'Go at once to Zarephath.' verse 9

Most of us would have become anxious and tired, and
would have made other plans long before God spoke.
Our singing would have stopped as soon as the stream
flowed less musically over its rocky bed. We would have
hung our harps on the willows nearby and begun pacing
back and forth on the withering grass. And probably,
long before the brook actually dried up, we would have
devised a plan, asked God to bless it, and headed
elsewhere.

God will often extricate us from the mess we have made,
because 'his love endures forever.'Yet if we had only
been patient and waited to see the unfolding of His plan,
we would never have found ourselves in such an impos-
sible maze, seeing no way out. We would also never have
had to turn back and retrace our way, with wasted step
and so many tears of shame.

Wait for the Lord (Ps 27:4)
Patiently wait!
FB MEYER

Reader, I hate to say it but I like to make plans when
things are falling apart. I know that God is sovereign,
but somehow I forget His involvement in my life
when things go south. AND, I forget to seek Him as
to what He wants me to do! 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

More Info on UFO's

The subject of the last blog, UFO's and Aliens, has so
much more to it than I was able to get into a post. UFO
means 'Unidentified Object' and became a byword after
WWII. My dad who was a pilot for TWA reported seeing
a disc-like object that flew next to them which suddenly
disappeared. There was also the Roswell Affair in 1947
where something crashed in Roswell, Georgia and was
hushed up leading to speculation that it was a flying
saucer flown by Aliens. The jury is still out on this! We
have no idea what the military has developed over the
years. However, I want to go into the spiritual dimen-
sion of this subject and see what the church and others
are saying about UFO's and Aliens.

The Catholic Church has an observatory on top of
Mount Graham in Arizona which has dedicated at least
one telescope to finding and tracking UFO's. There is a
wonderful book written by Chris Putnam and Thomas
Horn.
Exo-Vaticana--Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R and the Vatican's 
Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior.
This well documented book is 550 pages in length.
Chuck Missler says this in the introduction:
Warning: this book may shatter the comfort of closely
held pre-suppositions and may result in the wholesale
alterations of crucial priorities. 
And a quote from the cover:
'Contemporary societies will look to Alien's to be
the Saviors of Mankind.' Vatican Astronomer and
Planetary Scientist of the Vatican Observatory. 

This is what the unbelievers say about a coming
rapture:

Barbara Marciniak is a very famous New Age author
and channeler. In her book Bridges of the Dawn she
documents what she claims extra-terrestrials from the
star system of the Pleiades have told her: "There will
be great shiftings within humanity on this planet. It
will seem that great chaos and turmoil are forming,
that nations are rising against each other in war, and
that earthquakes are happening more frequently. Earth
is shaking itself free, and a certain realignment or
adjustment period is to be expected. The people who
leave the planet during the time of earth changes do
not fit here any longer, and they are stopping the
harmony of earth. When the time comes that perhaps
twenty million people leave the planet at one time,
there will be a tremendous shift in consciousness for
those who are remaining."

Channeler Thelma Terrell, who goes by her spiritual
name, 'Tuella,' wrote a book called Project World
Evacuation: "Our rescue ships will be able to come in
close enough in the twinkling of an eye to set the
lifting beams in operation in a moment, and all over
the globe where events warrant it, this will be the
method of evacuation. Mankind will be lifted,
levitated shall we say, by the beams from our smaller
ships. These smaller craft will in turn taxi the persons
to the larger ships overhead, higher in the atmosphere,
where there is ample space and quarters and supplies
for millions of people. The Great Evacuation will
come upon the world very suddenly. The flash of
emergency events will be as a lightning that flashes
in the sky."

Various UFO Channelers: "The cataclysms are all part
of purifying this Earth back to a millennium. What is
going to happen when you reach a certain point is that
you will have the first wave of ascension. Those whose
bodies cannot take this change will go in the first wave
of ascension. They will be taken up and their bodies 
will be changed in the twinkling of an eye. In the 
twinkling of an eye they will be removed from the
physical completely in the new spiritual body. There
will be many visits from the galaxies by inter-
dimensional beings, as from the Pleiades, to assist
and in some cases to rescue people and take them into
higher places. Those are the flying machines that you
are seeing coming into your galaxies that have been
preparing themselves for up to the last forty years.
Some never die on this earth, these missing persons
have already been taken, as their time was not up and
they were not meant to go through a demise. They
went through a lift-off in UFO's.

Reader, I find it interesting that there are books written
by those who are not Biblically taught, which speak
plainly of a sudden departure from earth of a certain
group of people. They know that something is coming
even to the point of developing a story to be told when
the church leaves. They are ready. Are you? Time is
short and we do not know how much longer we have
on earth before the Rapture and then the seven year
tribulation. Please do not wait to ask Jesus to come
into your heart and cleanse you from all sin.

"But when these things begin to take place, straighten
up and lift your heads, because your redemption is
drawing nigh.  Luke 21:28




Friday, August 4, 2017

UFO's and Aliens

What are UFO's?
Who are the Aliens?

Billy Crone says, "We know UFO's are demonic in
nature--they teach like demons. Demons not only lie
but they propagate lies with teachings, i.e. false teach-
ings! How little people know that the teachings that
are supposedly coming from these Aliens and UFOs
have their roots in the occult beliefs of the New Age
Movement.  (I covered this in detail in my last blog)
The average person today thinks that they are making
contact and receiving new teachings from these
heavenly hosts orbiting the planet when in reality they
are helping to spread the beliefs of the New Age
Movement. They are one and the same."
( I posted Crone's testimony in the last blog. He was
deep into the New Age before Christ rescued him.
He is a pastor in Las Vegas.)


  • All of us are little gods
  • The earth is a living entity, that needs worship
  • Jesus and religious sects came from the ET's
  • There is no such thing as sin. We do not need saving
  • Jesus' real message was to teach us we are little Christ's
  • To contact ET's one should refrain from certain foods
  • One needs to practice meditation
  • Mankind needs to unite into a one world government
  • Man needs to unite in one religion, or be destroyed
  • The devil or Lucifer is a good guy who will set us free
John Ankerburg: "In light of the messages given by UFO
entities, how credible is it to think that literally thousands
of genuine extra-terrestrials would fly millions or billions
of light years simply to teach New Age Philosophy, deny
Christianity, and support the occult? Why would these 
entities actually possess and inhabit people like the 
demons do if they were really advanced extra-terrestrials? 
Why would they consistently lie about things which we know 
are true, why would they purposely deceive their contacts.:"

Also why are people able to get free of them by using the 
Name of Jesus? (Because they are demons!)

Billy Crone: "Little do people know that UFO's and aliens 
are also being used to explain away the Rapture of the 
Church."

The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a 
loud command, with the voice of an archangel and with 
the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be 
caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the 
Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." 
1 Thessalonians 4:16,17.

"This is just one passage concerning the evacuation of the 
Christians, i.e. Rapture of the Church, just prior to God's 
wrath being poured out upon the planet in the 7-year 
tribulation. However, little do people realize that UFO's 
and aliens are actually being used right now to explain 
away this amazing prophetic event. These demonic entities 
are actually preparing the planet to think that this mass 
disappearance of people from the earth in a mere flash, is 
not an event from God coming to get His Church. Rather, 
it's the UFO's who have come to beam these people up into 
their spaceships for various reasons. When the population 
witness people disappear all across the planet, they may 
very well not connect it with God or the Rapture or even 
Christianity. Rather, they have been conditioned by 
Hollywood, the New Age, and the lie of evolution to think 
it was the UFO's and aliens that came and got them. There-
fore, those that remain will be just fine. They don't need to 
repent. (Crone)
(In fact they better fall in line with the message of the world 
so it won't happen to them!)

Reader, my heart is bowed down, not by the things that are
coming but how it will affect the church. Only 30% of 
Christians have a Biblical World View--I pulled that stat
from Drudge today. How many of that 30% believe in the
Rapture and are watching eagerly for His return? Most
Christians I know are not watching or even interested in 
end time prophecy, even though we are living in it!

YOU DON'T WANT TO BE HERE!

Jesus said: "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that 
ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things
that shall come to pass, and to stand before the 
Son of Man. Luke 21:36











Thursday, August 3, 2017

The New Age Movement

We are still considering those things that Jesus said will
point to the last seven years. It seemed important to Him
that we be aware of the time. He gave many sermons in
this regard and scripture is full of prophecy that has not
yet been fulfilled. We are 'to watch,' 'to be alert,' 'to be
sober,' 'and to wait with expectancy.'

The New Age Movement began about 1875 with the
false teachings of Helen Blavatsky who was part of an
occult group called the Theosophical Society. They
espoused the abolishment of Christianity, Judaism, and
Islam with all other religions becoming one.

In the 1920's these teachings were picked up and expan-
ded by Alice Bailey who formed the 'Lucifer Publishing
Company' to help print and promote these ideas. It was
Bailey who established the symbol of the rainbow as
their identification sign and discussed topics like: a reli-
gious war, forced distribution  of the world's resources,
mass planetary initiations and theology for a new world
order, world-wide disarmament, and elimination of
obstinate religions. She even discussed the sacredness
of the number, 666. (Bet you thought these ideas were
brand new....)

Here is a short list of their core beliefs

All is god: the earth, man, animals, and plants

Each one of us has the ability to become 'the Christ' or
'the Christ-consciousness.

Man is destroying the earth along with the animals and
plants. Unless he changes his ways, 'Mother Earth' will
be forced to destroy humanity. Christianity is the biggest
culprit destroying the earth by teaching that man had
dominion over the earth when the earth is a living being.

There is no such thing as sin and no need to repent.

Jesus is but one of many great teachers such as Buddha,
Muhammad or Confucius.

Mankind should seek direction directly through 'the spirit
world' via a psychic, channeler, palm reader, astrology,
angels, space aliens, dead relatives, meditation, etc.

All religions (except orthodox Christianity) are equal in
merit.

In order for the world to be at peace and harmony there
must be a New World Order, universal monetary system,
world authority o food, health, water, a universal tax,
military draft, one world leader, and the abolishment of
Christianity.

Why keep picking on Christianity? Well, beside the fact
that it is truth, Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and 
the life, no one comes to the Father except by me.
John 14:6.

The source of my research is The Final Countdown, by
Billy Crone. I am just skimming the top of all his
carefully researched material. Yesterday I came across
his testimony. He was deep into the occult, then deep
into humanism, then deep in the New Age--when Jesus
set him free. I have included his story below:

http://www.olivetreeviews.org/radio/complete-archives/1141-_infiltration_pushing_back_the_darkness


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Paul Harvey on Humanism

Humanism teaches that man is the center of all things,
determining, his own destiny, being his own god. It
began with Satan in the garden:

"You will not surely die," the Serpent said to the
woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it
your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,
knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:4,5

It was fifty years ago that Paul Harvey warned about
this subversion now growing in America:

"IF I WERE THE DEVIL"

"If I were the devil...if I were the Prince of Darkness,
I'd want to engulf the whole world in darkness and
I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths
of its population, but I wouldn't be happy until I had
seized the ripest apple on the tree, thee.

So I'd set about however necessary to take over the
United States. I'd subvert the Churches first. I'd begin
with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of the
serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve:
"Do as you please."

To the young, I would whisper that the Bible is a myth.
I would convince them that man created god instead of
the other way around. I would confide that what is bad
is good, and what is good is 'square.'

And the old I would teach them to pray after me: 'Our
Father, which art in Washington.'

And then I'd get organized. I'd educate authors in how to
make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would
appear dull and uninteresting. I'd threaten TV with dirtier
movies and visa versa.

I'd peddle narcotics to whom I could. I'd sell alcohol to
ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I'd tranquilize the rest
with pills.

If I were the devil, I'd soon have families at war with them-
selves, and nations at war with themselves until each in its
turn was consumed.

And with promises of higher ratings, I'd have mesmer-
izing media fanning the flames. If I were the devil, I would
encourage schools to refine young intellects but neglect to
discipline emotions--just let those run wild until before you
knew it, you'd have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal
detectors at every schoolhouse.

Within a decade, I'd have prisons overflowing. I'd have
judges promoting pornography. Soon I could evict God
from the courthouse, and then from the schoolhouse, and
then from the houses of Congress.

And in His own churches, I would substitute psychology
for religion and deify science. I would have priests and
pastors into missing boys and girls and church money.
If I were the devil, I'd make the symbol of Easter an egg
and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.

If I were the devil, I would take from those who have and
I would give to those who wanted, until I killed the incen-
tive of the ambitious. And what will you bet I couldn't
get whole states to promote gambling as a way to get rich.

I would caution against extremism in hard work, in patrio-
tism, in moral conduct. I would convince the young that
marriage is old fashioned, that swinging is more fun, that
what you see on TV is the way to be and thus I could un-
dress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with
diseases for which there is no cure.

In other words, If I were the devil, I'd just keep on doing 
what he is doing."

Reader, can you deny that it has continued to slide down-
hill, that it is more than just beginning? What are we head-
ing towards?

Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up 
and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing
near. Luke 21:28

Come, Lord Jesus!







Sunday, July 30, 2017

Familiar?

We have been looking at issues that herald the days we
are living in, the last days. It is not just one or two
things, but many convergences that are telling us what
time it is.

But mark this:  There will be terrible times in the Last
Days. People will be lover of themselves, lover of 
money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to parents,
ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slander-
ous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of good,
treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather
than lovers of God--having a form of godliness, but
denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
2 Timothy 3:1-5.

The skeptic will say, it has always been like this, but in
the last century there has been an explosion of every
single one of the wicked behaviors listed above.

So just how different is public school compared to the
mid-1940's?

Mid-1940's                              Mid-1980's
1 Talking                                 1 Drug Abuse
2 Chewing Gum                      2 Alcohol Abuse
3 Making Noise                       3 Pregnancy
4 Running in the hallways       4 Suicide
5 Getting out of place in line   5 Rape
6 Wearing improper clothing   6 Robbery
7 Not putting paper in the        7 Assault
     Waste basket.

Many changes have been put into place through law
and the courts beginning in the 1950's. That was the
decade that I went through school and every morning
in high school we started out in Home Room where
we pledged the flag, read the Bible and prayed the
Lord's Prayer!

Congress US House Judiciary Committee 1854:
"Had the people, during the Revolution had a suspicion
of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolu-
ion would have been strangled in it cradle. In this age,
there can be no substitute for Christianity. That was the
founders of the republic and they expected it to remain
the religion of their descendants."

The first colleges formed in America (123 out of 126)
were formed on Christian principles

Up until 1900 it was very rare to find a university presi-
dent who was not an ordained clergyman.

The New England Primer, America's first textbook and
used for 210 years taught the alphabet like this: A--In
Adam's fall we sinned all. C--Christ is crucified for
sinners died. Z--Zaccheus he did climb the tree our Lord
to see.

The 107 questions at the end of the New England Primer
included questions like,
"What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer?"
"How does Christ execute the office of Priest?"
"What is required in the fifth commandment?"
"What are the benefits which in this life do accompany
or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification."

George Washington made it crystal clear that American
schools would teach Indian youths the "religion" of
Jesus Christ and Congress assisted in doing so.

In 1782, Congress had 10,000 Bibles printed for use in
public schools.

Thomas Jefferson wrote the first plan of education for
the city of Washington DC and adopted two textbooks,
the Bible and Watts Hymnal, and hired clergymen to
be the teachers.

The 1854 Webster's Dictionary--the first American
dictionary--had Biblical definitions, Bible verses,
and Webster's own testimony of personally receiving
Christ.
(We used the 1828 Webster's Dictionary in our home
when our children were growing up and it is still my
favorite.)

America's first school was Harvard, founded by
Reverend John Harvard whose official motto was
"For Christ and the Church."
Harvard had several requirements which students had
to observe, one of which was, "Let every scholar be
plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well,
the main end of his life and studies is to know God and
Jesus Christ, which is eternal life."

Reader, as I write this down my heart longs for a return
of these days, but it will not happen. However, we, as
Christians, are called to an eternal kingdom with good-
ness everywhere which will greatly exceed anything
this nation has ever known. And, in the meantime we
are called to "walk out our salvation before men."

When these things begin to take place, 
stand up, 
and lift up your heads, 
because your redemption is drawing near. 
Luke 21:28





Friday, July 28, 2017

Reverse Your Thinking

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions 
and sins, in which you used to live when you 
followed the ways of the world. Ephesians 2:1

Reverse your thinking
(Read down the list and see what happens.)

I will live my life according to these beliefs:

God does not exist

Its just foolish

That there is an all knowing God with a cosmic plan

That an all powerful God brings purpose to the pain 
     and suffering in the world

Is a comforting thought however

It 

Is only wishful thinking

People can do as they please without eternal consequences

The idea that

I am deserving hell

Because of sin

Is a lie meant to make me a slave to those in power

The more you have the happier you will be

Our existence has no grand meaning or purpose

In a world with no God
There is freedom to be who I want to be

But with God

Life is an endless cycle of guilt and shame

Without God

Everything is fine

It is ridiculous to think

I am lost and in need of saving

And that's how I thought...before Christ opened my
 eyes...changed my heart...and reversed my Thinking

I am lost and need of saving

It is ridiculous to think

Everything is fine

Without God

Life is an endless cycle of guilt and shame

But with God

There is freedom to be who I want to be

In a world with no God

Our existence has no grand meaning or purpose

The more you have, the happier you will be

Is a lie meant to make me a slave to those in power

Because of sin

I am deserving of hell

The idea that 

People can do as they please without eternal 
consequences

Is only wishful thinking

It

is a comforting thought however

That an all powerful God brings purpose to the pain  
and suffering in the world

That there is an all knowing God with a cosmic plan

Its foolish to think

God does not exist

I will live my life according to these beliefs:

Because of His great love for us, God who is rich in
mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were
dead in transgressions. Ephesians 2:4
(Taken from The Final Countdown by Billy Crone)

Reader, the first list is what modern man believes, but
the scripture tells us that God loves us with a great
love, and by the cross He delivered us even when we
were dead in our sins and helpless to change.
Hallelujah!

Don't wait, but come to Him and let Him transform
you into a new creation.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Looking for Something?

We are all looking for something. As Christians we
are looking for an eternal heaven where there will
be no more pain, sorrow or death.

Believe it or not, the elites of the world are and have
been building a false global utopia where they get to
live in luxury and paradise while the rest of us will
serve them on this planet, forever. Isn't that great!
Yeah, right... As wild as this is, as crazy as this is,
this is exactly what they're doing. They are reducing
population by using a word, 'sustainable development,'
which means 'population control.' As shocking as
Hitler's 'final solution' was concerning the Jews, people
today are still promoting the wicked idea of cleansing
the planet of so-called inferiors.

Margaret Sanger of Planned Parenthood, called for the
elimination of 'human weeds' for the 'cessation of charity'
for the 'segregation of morons, misfits, and the 
maladjusted,' and for the sterilization of genetically 
inferior races.'

Jacques Cousteau wrote this: 'War has no effect on the
increasing population. If a black death could be spread
throughout the world once in every generation, survivors
could procreate freely...The state of affairs might be 
somewhat unpleasant, but what of it?'

Ted Turner: "People who abhor the china one-child policy
are dumb dumbs. Later he advocated that we reduce the
world's population from 6.4 billion to 2 billion.

Dr Sam Keen, a New Age writer and philosopher stated,
'We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contracep-
tion, about values that control population, because ecolo-
gical crises, is, in short, in the population crises. Cut the 
population and there aren't enough people to do a great 
deal of damage.' (And why do you need people if robots 
can take over most anything)

An actual monument celebrating death has been set up in
the United States. It is called The Georgia Guidestones. It
is a fairly new monolith similar to Stonehenge. It has been
built in eight languages. It is the New Ten Commandments
of the New World Order.

1 Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual
     balance with nature.
2 Guide reproduction wisely--improving fitness and
     diversity.
3 Unite humanity with a living new language.
4 Rule passion--faith--traditions--and all things with
     tempered reason. 
5 Protect people and nations with fair laws and just
     courts.
6 Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes
     in a world court.
7 Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8 Balanced personal rights with social duties.
9 Prize truth--beauty--love--seeking harmony with the 
     infinite.
10 Be not a cancer on the earth--leave room for nature
     leave room for nature.  WOW!
(These huge grant rocks reside in the town of Elberton
which is 70 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia.)
(Billy Crone)

They were given power over a fourth of the earth to
kill by sword, famine, plague, and by wild beasts.
Revelation 6:8

And the four angels who had been prepared for this 
hour and day and month and year were turned loose 
to kill one third of all the people on earth. One third 
of all the people on earth were killed by these three 
plagues--by fire and the smoke and burning sulfur. 
But the people who did not die in these plagues still 
refused to turn from their evil deeds.  
Revelation 9:15, 18, 20

Reader, you don't want to be here!

Now when these things begin to take place, straighten
up and raise your heads, because your redemption is
drawing near. Luke 21: 28

Maranatha!  Which means, "Come, Lord Jesus!"





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Increase in False Christs

Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will 
come in my name claiming, "I am He," and "the 
time is near," do not follow them. Luke 21:8

Jesus warns in several places that the rise of deception
will increase rapidly during the time of the end.

Is this in evidence today?

Reverend Sun Moon, recently deceased, who has tons
of followers, claimed to be the messiah, the lord of the
universe, but also that Jesus followed him!

You can go to Pennsylvania and visit "What's Your
Name." When people ask him for his name he replies
in kind with the same question. Crazy, yet he has thou-
sands of people who visit him and state: "I was in his
presence for an hour and felt unbelievable."--
He looks like a tramp!

A former MI5 member stated in an interview, "I am
messiah and 'Behold, the secret of eternal life.'"

Lord Maitreya has a following all over the world of
those who consider him to be Jesus. His appearance
supposedly has spawned 'healing springs and also
weeping and bleeding statues.'

Right now in the US there are an estimated
10,000 claiming to be Jesus.

The sad thing regarding these fake people and signs is
just how many on this planet are actually being prepared
for the ultimate false Christ, that is the anti-christ, who
will claim to be god in the seven year tribulation--with
many wonderful lying signs and wonders.

Reader, "Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for
that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and 
the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to
destruction. He will oppose and exalt himself over 
everything that is called god or is worshipped, so that 
he sets himself up in God's temple proclaiming himself 
to be God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4

Now when these things begin to take place, straighten 
up and raise your heads, because your redemption is 
drawing nigh.  Luke 21:28

Reader, I have taken information from Billy Crone's book,
The Final Countdown, where he footnotes all of the stats
that I mention in each blog. He also goes into much greater
detail than I am able to do in such a short space. His cry is
for readers to understand just how close we are to the end
and to take action in order to be ready at all times for our
Lord's return.

For those interested in learning more of current events
and how they point to how fast things are moving, here's
 another site from Rapture Ready where Todd and Terry
present something each Monday on the topic:
"Nearing Midnight." The last two weeks are particularly
interesting.

http://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/





Tuesday, July 25, 2017

World Upheaval

The disciples asked Jesus privately. "Tell us, they said,
when will this happen, and what will be the sign of
your coming and the end of the age?" Jesus answered:
Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will 
come in my Name, claiming, I am the Christ, and will
deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of
wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things
must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will 
rise against nation (People groups, or races rising up 
against other groups which is coming to pass today.)
and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines
and earthquakes in various places. All these are the
beginning of birth pains.  Matthew 24:2-8

Famines
Well, we have always had famines but not like we
are seeing today. In the last century alone there has
been an explosion of world-wide famines like never
before. The world health organization estimates that
while 1/3 of the world is well fed, another 1/3 are
under-fed and the final 1/3 is starving to death. Just
in the 1990's alone, 100 million children starved to
death. It is estimated that some 800 million people
in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
Over the last ten years or so, different areas of this
country have experienced drought.

Increase of Earthquakes
For the past two years I have watched a daily You
Tube channel that reports on earthquakes and how
strong they are. It appears that they are getting
stronger and more frequent. In the past couple of
weeks there have been 6 earthquakes over 6. The
US has been spared the big ones over the last few
years, compared to Indonesia, Japan, Italy, New
Zealand, Nepal, Haiti, the Aleutian Islands, the
Solomon Islands,Turkey, Chili, South Russia,
China--just to name a few. Volcanoes around the
ring of fire have been quite active over the past
year. Ten of them blow almost daily.
are active almost daily. Somehow the US main-
land has mnot experienced any active volcanoes
since the1980's, however, there are two Calderas,
one in Southern CA and the one in Yellowstone,
which are experiencing swarms of earthquakes
daily. The Yellowstone Caldera is the size of 11
Grand Canyons and affects all of Idaho as well as
Montana and Wyoming.

Greater than 6 over the years:
From 1,000 to 1800    21
From 1800 to 1900     18
From 1910 to 1929     4
From 1930 to 1949     9
In the 1950's               9
In the 1960's               13
In the 1970's               51
In the 1980's               86

In 2016--
 127 earthquakes between 6 and 6.9
 1500 earthquakes between 5 and 5.9
 12,000 earthquakes between 4 and 4.9

Increase in Pestilence
Global transportation systems have helped to trans-
port pestilence around the world. AIDS is an example.
Did you know that in 1998 African wars killed
200,000 but in that same time deaths from AIDS was
10 times that number? Diseases that were once consi-
dered conquered such as TB, Malaria, cholera,
diphtheria, and even black plague are popping up all
over the globe. One of the biggest fears is the spread
of viruses such as Ebola, and other organisms that
leap from animals to humans.

Increase of Wars
We hardly need to go into this because it seems that
war is breaking out in many places such as the
Middle East--so many Christians have died--and
other parts of the planet, and consider all the
countries such as North Korea, who have nuclear
weapons, and want to use them.


Other things...
The increase of signs in the sky such as the blood moons
    that came on Feast Days in 1014 and 2015
The Rise of Solar activity even when the sun is in a
     sunspot free period, as happened just this past week
The rise of Asteroids. The past week, there were five
     days in which significant asteroids passed near the
     earth on consecutive days.
     The rise in meteors. Lots of fireballs can be seen each
     night lately.
Weird weather. Drought, then horrific flooding.
The worst winter in Idaho in 100 years--we were there!
Increase in the severity of hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding,
droughts, typhoons in the Pacific.

Well, reader, we think that things continue as they always
have and we remain clueless of just how much the world
has changed over recent decades--just too much news to
absorb. Things are moving so fast; we are moving so
fast we don't have time to watch!

Jesus said, "Now when these things begin to take 
place, straighten up and raise your heads, because 
your redemption is drawing near. Luke 21:28





Saturday, July 22, 2017

Modern Technology

What are the specific prophecies coming to pass right
now? Well, two of them have to do with modern
technology.

1  There will be a great increase in travel.
Daniel 12:4--But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a 
secret; seal up the book until the time of the end.
Many will rush here and there...

1--The Increase of Travel
The fastest mankind could travel for thousands of years
was only 30 mph--by horseback. However, in the last
century alone we have gone from cars to airplanes and
space travel, not to mention the modern ships, and
submarines, drones and gliders, tanks with more on
the way, such as putting men on Mars to live.

Because so many people travel today, the air industry
is making it easier to rush here and there just as the
Bible said. You can make reservations and get bored-
ing passes through a cell phone. However, TSA is a
hindrance to bording a plane in a timely manner.
They know everything about you instantly as you
go through the various check points.

But you Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up
the book until the time of the end. Many will rush
here and there and knowledge will increase.

2--The Increase of Knowledge
For thousands of years retrieving and sharing know-
ledge was very difficult. Few had ever read a book.
However, look at today:

The total store of knowledge is now doubling every four 
     years.

80% of all scientists that have lived are alive now.

Every minute 2,000 pages are added to man's scientific
     knowledge.

About 1/2 million books are published each year.

We can do searches about most things from our cell
     phones.

A weekday edition of a major newspaper has more
     information than an average person in the 17th
     century could acquire in a lifetime.

About 1/2 of all medical knowledge is outdated every
     ten years.

Ordinary cars today have more intelligence than the
     original lunar lander.

The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in
     2004.

In 2013, one out of every 8 couples married in the US, 
     met on line.

Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million:
     Radio--38 years
     TV--13 years
     Internet--4 years
     IPad--3 years
     Face Book--2 years

The amount of technical information is doubling every
     two years. A graduating Senior now has obsolete
     knowledge!

These facts come from a source that is a few years old
 and so probably out of date in 2017.

So, you can see, dear reader, that what Daniel prophesied
about 2500 years ago, was being fulfilled in the last cen-
tury, but has taken off in the 21st century.

The more you understand just how all of this technology
is in place recently, the more you will see just how close
we are to the seven year tribulation. Actually, modern
technology is now ready for use by a World Government
and the Anti-Christ. Here is the good news:

Jesus said: "Now when these things begin to take place,
straighten up and raise your heads, because your 
redemption is drawing near" Luke 21:28

YOU DO NOT WANT TO GO THROUGH THE
TRIBULATION!

If you have never asked Jesus to come into your life
and forgive your sins, don't wait! If you are a
Christian but you are living your life without Him,
repent and ask Him to fill you again and to give you
everything you need in order to do His will. As I
have read through the prophetic scripture, I have
noticed that it is for those who are eagerly awaiting
His appearance; those who are full of His Life.







Thursday, July 20, 2017

Signs

Today I want to look at more signs concerning the
people who are in their own land today. As we look
at how things are shaping up for the seven years of
tribulation, we will understand just how close is the
coming of the Lord.

Did you know that the Temple, the Third Temple,
will be rebuilt in Jerusalem according to
Revelation 11:1-8? Can we see any signs that the
Jews are getting ready to rebuild the Temple?

Yes!

In 2012 it was announced that the blueprints for the
rebuilding of the Temple were completed. In addition,
the priests have been trained and the stone altar has
been made. It has actually been used for sacrifices in
recent Passovers. All the furnishings have been made
according to scripture and even the anointing oil has
been mixed.

So, why is building the third Temple so important? It
is because scripture says that the Jewish people will
make a covenant of peace with the Anti-Christ, the
Man of Sin who will allow them to build the Temple
on the Temple Mount.  When this Peace Treaty is
ratified then the seven year Tribulation begins, but
midway through the Anti-Christ will set himself up
as God in that Temple. Daniel 9:20-27 speaks of seven
years connected to the Anti-Christ who will come as
a "man of peace" and deceive the whole world.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 speaks about this Man of Peace
setting himself up as God.

Can we see any signs of a peace initiative today?
Beginning in 1967 world leaders have been holding
meetings to initiate peace in the world. However, all
of them seem to come down to peace between the
Palestinians and Israel. In fact for the last 18 months
the cry has been "Peace and safety in the
Middle East"by world leaders.

Are you bored yet? Please know that the signs in these
last two blogs demonstrate just how close we are to
the Tribulation.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE HERE!
This is what Paul says to the Church of Thessalonica:
"The Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 
For while people are saying there is "peace and safety" 
then sudden destruction will come as labor pains come 
upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape...so 
then, let us not sleep as others do, but let us keep 
awake and be sober...For God has not destined us for 
wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus 
Christ." I Thessalonians 5

Both Jesus and Paul call the bride to be alert, ready,
awake, sober as you watch for your Groom. If you have
never asked Jesus to come into your life, forgive you of
sins, and be your Lord and Savior--don't wait. It is so
important to make Him your longing, your goal, your
pleasure and your delight.

He is coming soon.

"Now when these things begin to take place, 
straighten up and raise your heads, because
your redemption is drawing nigh." Luke 21:28

Here is very good You Tube Video by Pastor Farag
who is a Palestinian.  July 16, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwA4epdHz5E



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What Time Is It?

(I was not able to finish this yesterday because the site
crashed)

Where are we on God's clock? Is it possible to know
just how late it is? YES, it is. And, yes, I keep coming
back to this subject as I read new material.

If you want to know where we are in terms of the end
times, then you must look first at the Jewish people and 
Jerusalem. Why? Because from God's point of view, 
this city is at the center of the earth. Consider what has 
taken place or will take place here.

     This is where King David ruled from
     This is where Jesus died on the cross
     It was here that the church was born
     This is where the anti-Christ will set up his throne
     It is here that Jesus will reign for 1,000 years

Below are eight prophecies that have been fulfilled to
the letter:


1-- Israel will return to the land
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your
children from the east and gather you from the west.
I will say to the North, 'Give them up,' and to the south,
'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and
my daughters from the end of the earth." (Isaiah 43:6)

In 70AD the Jews were scattered but in just the last
century millions of Jews have returned to their land
fulfilling this prophecy. When would they return? In
the last days.

2-- Israel would become a nation again
"In that day the Lord will bring back a remnant of his
people for the second time, returning them to the land
of Israel." Is 11:11

For 2,000 years the Jews were without land promised to
them in the fifteenth chapter of Genesis. (It was an un-
conditional covenant that was not based on obedience.) 
All that changed abruptly 70 years ago on May 14, 1948.
In 1967 the Jews recaptured Jerusalem against all odds!

3 Israel would be brought forth in a day
"Who has every heard of anything as strange as this?
Has a nation ever been born in a single day? Has a
country ever come forth in a mere moment? By the
time Jerusalem's birth pangs begin, the baby will be
born, the nation will come forth." Is 66:8

In May 14th, 1948 at exactly 4PM the members of
The People's Council signed the proclamation: 'The
state of Israel is established. This meeting has ended.'
The prophecy was fulfilled exactly 2500 years after it
was given to Isaiah.

4 Israel would be united again
"I will gather the people from among the nations. I will
bring them home to their own land from places they
have been scattered. I will unify them into one nation
in the land..."

In 926BC the Northern Kingdom was taken away by the
Assyrians and the Jews were not brought back together
until Israel became a nation 70 years ago, for the first
time in 2900 years. Israel's becoming a nation is a signal
that we are living in the last days.

5--Israel's currency would be a shekel
"The standard unit for weight will be the silver shekel...
This is the tax you must give the prince. Ez 45:12, 16

In context this verse refers to the temple that will be
built in the Millennium. Israel's currency was originally
the pound but this was changed to the shekel in 1980.

6--Israel would blossom like a rose in the desert
"Even the wilderness will rejoice in those days, the
desert will blossom with flowers... Is 35:1

My Dad flew over the land during WWII and he had
nothing good to say about it--all dry barren tree-
less wasteland. It fell into desert like conditions after
the Jews were scattered in 70AD. But today? Today
Israel exports flowers and vegetables all over the world.
I hear that the wine made from the grapes grown there
is incredibly good!

7--Israel would have a powerful military
"On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a 
fire pot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among
sheaves. They will consume right and left all the
surrounding peoples, but Jerusalem will remain intact
in her place.  Zech 12:6

Outnumbered against all odds, the Israeli forces have
astounded the world by their victories over and over again 
during multiple wars. The day after Israel became a nation 
she was attacked by Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and 
Iraq--total population of these nations, 20 million. Israel
had less than one million residents. They had few guns,
ammunition or tanks.  What a miracle! 

8--Israel would be a center of conflict to the whole world
"I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the
surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as
well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of
the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem
an immovable rock for all nations. All who try to move
it will injure themselves." Zach 12:2,3

What is going on today? Almost daily the land of Israel,
but especially Jerusalem is front page news--most of it
negative. The UN has been regularly passing resolutions
against Israel for years. It is a little sliver of land about
the size of New Jersey.

Reader, go back over the eight prophecies--and there are
several more regarding the Temple Mount and the build-
ing of a new Temple--that were fulfilled exactly as
predicted. What are the odds?
Now if all these prophecies have come to pass then what
about all the prophecies that are pending in our day?
What time is it? It is the time to become serious about
what God is asking of us and to walk faithfully every day.
It is the time to get busy sharing God's love and pro-
vision with others. If you have never asked Jesus to take
away your sins and to come and reside within you, now
would be a good time.

I have summarized very briefly the first chapter of
The Final Countdown by Pastor Billy Crone. He covers
current events in light of the coming tribulation and
meticulously documents just how close we are. You
can find it on Amazon.










Monday, July 17, 2017

Carnally Minded?

Where there is envy, strife, and divisions among 
you, are you not carnal...? 1 Corinthians 3:3

If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is
wrong, He doesn't ask you to make it right; He 
only asks you to accept the light and truth, then He 
will make it right. A child of the light will confess 
sin instantly and stand completely open before God.
Andrew Murray

Reader, This takes humility before God. Ask Him
to show you how you might be carnal in some area.
Lucy in Peanuts was the Queen of 'Fuss."


Friday, July 14, 2017

The Burning Heart

Did not our hearts burn within us...?
Luke 24:32

We must learn to maintain the secret of the
burning heart--a heart that can go through
anything. It is the simple, dreary day, with
its commonplace duties and people, that
smothers the burning heart--
unless we have learned the secret of abiding 
in Jesus.  Andrew Murray

Reader, this is where I get caught. I am so
prone to my feelings and "same old, same
old" instead of turning to Him as my source
who makes all things good. I am especially
prone to do this after something like last
weekend!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Heart of Wisdom

Teach us to number our days that we may apply our
hearts unto wisdom--or get a heart of wisdom. 
Psalm 90:12

There is nothing like turning 75, a year of the diamond,
as a wake up call to the brevity of life. I don't feel old,
but then I look in the mirror and it does not come back
as a 35 year old face! On Sunday morning the women
looked at Psalm 90 and the verse above rose to the top
and became the central theme of the psalm.

Wisdom: The right use or exercise of knowledge.
Discernment, discretion, prudence. It is true religion;
godliness, the fear of the Lord, obedience to His will.
(Websters 1825 dictionary)

The value of wisdom out of Proverbs 2
Seek it like silver
Search for it as for hidden treasure
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God
For the Lord gives wisdom for the upright
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity
He guards the paths of justice
He watches over the ways of the Saints. 

Psalm 90 includes phrases to encourage wisdom:

Men return to dust at God's Word
He sweeps us away as with a flood
We are like a dream
The grass that is renewed in the morning, fades 
     in the evening
The years of our life are seventy, or even by 
     reason of strength eighty...they are soon gone
     and we fly away. 

The prayer of Moses:

Have pity on your servants
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love
   that we may rejoice and be glad all our days
Make us glad for as many days as you have
      afflicted us, and for as may years as we have
      seen evil.
Let your work be shown to your servants,
      and your glorious power to their children.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands.

Reader, if you took a ball of twine and painted the
tip with a black marker, then pulled the twine out
until it was a pile at your feet, you would begin to
understand wisdom. The tip is your life, the pile is
eternity. The decisions we make in our lives
determines everything in the forever. If you have
never accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord, now is a
good time. If you do know Him but are living for
yourself, it is a good time to both seek His will
and do it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Gift

The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come" And let the one 
who hears say "Come," And let the one who is thirsty 
come; let the one who desires take the water of life 
without price.       Revelation 22:17

Last weekend was a most unusual three days in something
that was multi-layered. About six months ago my sweet
husband began working on a surprise for my 75th
birthday. He made a list of my friends from the past then
called them one by one to come up the mountain to
celebrate my life. Nine women came, some from around
here. Though they were strangers to each other, the Spirit
of Christ was strong and each one formed a healing bond
of  fellowship. Glen took us to dinner, arranged a boat ride
on beautiful Payette Lake, but the rest of the time we were
left alone in a lovely cabin to share our lives and truth with
one another. We laughed a lot, worshiped, prayed together.
We talked a great deal about the days we are living in and
the hope that is before us--His coming and eternity in His
kingdom. It was noted that the ten woman who gathered
somehow correspond to the ten virgins in Matthew 25. I
received many meaningful gifts. Two of the women gave
me the exact same thing with the exact same scripture!
They had never met. Now that made me sit up and
take notice!

Reader, scripture is full of prophetic scriptures that have
not yet been fulfilled, scriptures that are not known for
being prophetic. Like this one,

My Beloved speaks and says to me:

"Arise, my love, my beautiful one, 
    and come away,"
For behold, the winter is past;
And the rain has gone,
The flowers appear on the earth,
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
    is heard in our land.
The fig tree ripens its figs,
And the vines are in blossom;
They give forth fragrance
"Arise, my love, my beautiful one
     and come away."
Song of Solomon 2:10-13

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Are You Weary?


My words...will come true at their proper time. 
Luke 1:20
What the Lord has said...will be accomplished!
Luke 1:45

We can depend on God to fulfill His promise, even 
when all the roads leading to it are closed. 'For no 
matter how many promises God has made they are 
"yes" in Christ. 
And so through Him the "Amen" (so be it) 
is spoken to us to the glory of God. 
2 Corinthians 1:20--Matthew Henry

Reader, we can depend on God to fulfill all of His
promises. On Monday I posted on Abraham and
his friendship with God. If God did not hide his
plans from Abraham, why should he hide his
plans from His Bride? He does not. There are so
many verses laying out exactly what will be
happening as His time to come draws near. It is
near and the biggest word I am hearing today is:
Convergence! So many things in our time are
coming together. I will put Daniel's videos below.
I would encourage you to ask God which ones
you should watch right now.
Marantha--
which means, "come, Lord Jesus!"

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGyT0PTmJofBlTTpgW1Pp1g

Monday, July 3, 2017

Friendship With God

Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?
Genesis 18:17

True friendship with God means being so intimately
in touch with God that you never even need to ask
Him to show you His will. You are God's will. And
all of your seemingly commonsense decisions are
actually His will for you, unless you sense a check
in your spirit. Oswald Chambers

Reader, Chambers puts "God's will" into a very
wonderful perspective. So simple. It is out of
intimacy that we are able to understand and do
God's will.

Have a wonderful fourth, but don't forget to look up!
The world is heaving but all of these things are signs
that His coming is very soon.

Now when these things begin to take place, 
straighten up and raise your heads, because 
your redemption is drawing near.  Luke 21:28



Thursday, June 29, 2017

God Working

Now the God of peace...make you perfect in every good
thing to do his will, working in you that which is well
pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ: to whom be
glory for ever and ever--Hebrews 13:20-21

In Hebrews, we have three passages on the will of God. 
The first, Heb 10:7-10, spoke of that will and Christ's 
doing of it, as the cause of our redemption--the deep 
root in which our life stands. The second, Heb 10:36, 
spoke of that will as done patiently by us, amid the 
trials of this earth. The third shows us the wondrous 
bond of union between the two former. The same God 
who worked out his will in Christ for our redemption 
is working out that will in us too. What God did in 
Christ is the pledge of what He will do in us. Christ's 
doing the will of God secures our doing that will too. 

"Working in you that which is well-pleasing in His
sight," through Jesus Christ. The connection between
our doing and God's working is wonderful. He prepares 
us in every good thing to do His will, so that the doing 
of it is really our work, and yet at the same time it is 
His own working in us. God fits us for the work, and 
then works through us. And so it is all of God!

Three lessons:
The first is: 
The one object of the great redemption is to make us 
ready to do God's will on earth. For that we were 
created; that was God's image and likeness in us. 
That was our fitness for fellowship with God, and the 
participation in HIs rule of the world to which we are 
destined. The failure in so many Christian lives is 
simply due to this--the Church has not clearly and 
persistently preached the great message that all God's 
wondrous grace has this one object: to restore us to 
the original glory of our creation, and make it our life 
to do His will.

The second lesson:
We can do God's will because God Himself prepares 
us for it, working in us that which is pleasing in His 
sight. The call to do God's will is negated by the un-
belief that says: It cannot be; I cannot do it. 
God has given you a renewed will, capable of know-
ing, desiring, and even delighting in His will. But
you are not capable of doing it in your own strength.
He Himself prepares us to do His will.

The third lesson:
Our great need and duty, is to bow before God in
continual humility and dependence. We must ask to
fully know our utter inability, and to seek to trust
confidently His power to work in us. And, His power 
cannot work freely and fully in us except He dwells 
in us, abides in us. Jesus said, I delight to do Thy will. 
Oh, let us turn with new consecration to do all God's 
will, and with a new faith in God, receive His grace 
to work that will in and through us. Andrew Murray

Reader, "all God's wondrous grace has this one object:
to restore us to the original glory of our creation, and
make it our life to do His will."
You hear that on a weekly basis, don't you?
Oh, how equipped we would be to serve God if we
knew the glory of His work in and through us. We
settle for so little because we have such a little God.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I Come to Do HIs Will

Then said I, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God...By 
the which will we are sanctified through the 
offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all. 
Hebrews 10:7-10

Lo, I come...I delight to do they will, O my God
Psalm 40:7-8

Sacrifice and offering were not what God sought or
what could please Him. David understood that God
wanted his will, freely given. David's words spoke
of Christ in whom the true fulfillment can be found.

The Lord's doing of God's will is first contrasted 
with the sacrifices and offerings of the Old Testament 
worship, and then it is specially connected with the 
offering of His own body once for all.
By one offering,He has forever perfected those who 
are sanctified
Let us try to learn the great lessons that are to be 
found here in connection with our study of the will 
of God.

The doing of God's will is the only worship that is 
pleasing to God. In the Old Testament it was not 
just doing the sacrifices but obedience to God. 
"The sacrifices of God are a broken and contrite 
heart."  Psalm 51:16,17

It is Christ's doing the will of God even unto death
that has affected our salvation. "By which we are
sanctified through the offering of the body of 
Jesus Christ once for all." The word sanctified is 
used here in its larger sense and includes 
justification, regeneration, and the whole of 
redemption. It refers to our being restored to the 
fellowship of God. The great sin of Adam was 
independence from God. The root of all sin and 
misery was self-will. Jesus Christ came to take 
away the sin of rebellion, which ends in death.

The doing of God's will by which Christ brought
about our salvation is now and forever the power 
of the salvation He imparts. Doing God's will is 
salvation itself. 

It is only by our being in Christ that we can in 
any way do the will of God on earth as it is done 
in heaven.
All power to do God's will is is in Him. Because
of this, we can truly say, 'I live in christ and I
can now find His strength to be perfected in my
weakness.'  Andrew Murray

Reader, Murray highlighted the words that are
underlined above. Our salvation is so much
bigger than most of us realize and Murray is so
very good at sharing this principle--over and
over again. My prayer is that all of us who read
this series of blogs would be changed as God
opens our hearts to new vistas of being 'in Christ.'






Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Patience

Ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive the promise... 
Hebrews 10:36

It was in a time of very severe trial that this Epistle was 
addressed to the Hebrews. It had been a bitter disap-
pointment for them to see their nation rejected by God. 
To have the temple, with its Divine ordinances of 
circumcision and sacrifice, set aside, was a mystery to 
many and a cause of great sorrow. In reproach and the 
spoiling of their goods, they personally had to endure 
the pain of persecution. 

The Epistle was written to comfort them by revealing 
the spiritual glory of Christ's priesthood and the salva-
tion He bestowed. And, it pointed them to the Father to 
prove that suffering had always brought great reward. 
The one thing they needed was patience in bearing 
what God sent, and in waiting for what he had promised. 
And in that time of patient waiting, they needed just one 
thing--to do the will of their heavenly Father.

It was in the time of great suffering and trial that these 
believers were to do the will of God. The first concern 
of modern Christians in trouble is to be delivered. 
However, the secret strength of the believer is to know 
and do what God wants. 

Men have lost sight of the supernatural light which 
reveals the will of God in its beauty and attractive-
ness, and makes it a joy to do it. They are unaware 
of the supernatural power which brings a life in the 
will of God within our reach, because Christ's 
strength is made perfect in weakness. Ask God, by 
His Holy Spirit in the renewing of your mind--to show 
you how He would have you live wholly in His will. 
Learn how your abiding in Him and your oneness 
with Him means nothing less than your being called 
to do the will of God just as the Son did His Father's 
will.  
Andrew Murray

Reader, I have sometimes skipped over the "God's will"
part because I really liked my independence. I am so
amazed at how many times Jesus refers to His Father's
will and how many times we find these words in the
Epistles. I cannot remember the last time I heard a
sermon on this subject. Perhaps the will of God was
essentially ignored in the last century. It appears that
God takes it very seriously.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Giving Thanks

"In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

The giving of thanks in everything means a life of
unceasing joy. For what he has given to me, and for
how he has proven himself to be my friend, my
happiness offers Him all that it has to give. He never
commands joy without giving abundant cause for it. 
He does not expect thanks where there is nothing to 
be thankful for. He wants us to remember that, even 
in the most trying of circumstances and the deepest 
sorrow, there is always more reason to be thankful 
than to be in mourning. Whatever we lose, God and 
His love are still with us. We have God's own Son to 
be our portion and our friend. Whatever we lose, we 
will always have a peace that cannot be taken away, 
a joy that is unspeakable, a richness of glory that will 
supply every need, and an abounding grace that per-
fects Christ's strength in our weakness. There are 
always the exceedingly great and precious promises, 
and the heavenly treasures that can never pass away. 
God is educating us, through loss and trial, into the 
full enjoyment of our heavenly heritage. He is per-
fectly preparing us for His own fellowship. 

The will of God is in Christ. All that God is and does 
to us, He is and does through our Lord Jesus. The 
Father does nothing in us but through the Son. The 
Son does nothing except as the Father does it through 
Him. Our experience of God's work in us depends on 
our abiding in Christ--our drawing and remaining 
near to God in and through Christ. To a soul seeking 
its life in Christ alone, the will of God ensures a life 
of unceasing praise and thanksgiving. Andrew Murry

Reader, I knew that this verse was going to come to
the forefront. Giving thanks in all things has been
hard for me. However, the thought that He is prepare-
ing a bride for His Son, has been a great comfort to
me. Jesus has gone to great lengths to purchase me.
How can we be one without both of us suffering? I
am reminded of a verse in Philippians 3:

That I may know Him, and the power of His
resurrection, the fellowship of His sufferings,
being made conformable unto His death. 


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Your Sanctification

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification.
1 Thessalonians 4:3

The apostle closed the third chapter of this Epistle with 
the wondrous prayer for the Thessalonian believers that
the Lord might "establish their hearts unblameable in
holiness before God..." In chapter four he urges them to 
walk well-pleasing to God. He warns them against un-
cleanness and fraud and then a little further on he pleads 
with them to remember and to yield to the blessed truth
in the verse above. The great power of holiness is that
it is God's will for us. 

And what is holiness? God alone is the Holy One. No one 
is holy except the Lord. There is no holiness but His. Noth-
ing can be holy except as He makes it holy.
Be holy for I am holy.   1 Peter 1:16
I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.  Ex 31:13
Holiness can only be communicated by He Himself and 
His own life. We are in Christ, who is made of God to us 
sanctification. The Spirit of God is the Spirit of Holiness. 
We are God's elect "...through sanctification of the Spirit; 
"chosen to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit."
(I Peter 1:2;  2Thes 2:13)

Our part in sanctification consists of recognizing how God 
makes us holy. We have been sanctified in Christ Jesus. 
The new nature we have in Him has been created in true 
holiness. Our justification and our sanctification are 
equally in Christ--by union with Him--and therefore 
equally of faith. It is as we believe God in working in us, 
through Christ and the Spirit, that the inflow of the holy 
life from above is renewed.

And what encouragement we find in the words--This is
the will of God, your sanctification? The first thought  is
that of Divine obligation of holiness. God wills it. In
eternity, God predestined us to be holy, we are "elect
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,
through sanctification of the Spirit." God's whole pur-
pose as a holy God was to make us holy as He is holy.
All that God wills He works. But, He does not do so in
those who refuse to accept or submit to His will. They
have the power to resist it. 

God works in us both to will and to do. When He has
worked the willing, He delights--if He is waited on and 
yielded to,-- to work the doing. When by His grace, the 
believer has accepted God's will for sanctification as 
his own will, he can count upon God's working it.

The will of God is your sanctification--that is, all that
God wills has this one object, and will secure this one
result. Whether it is His will in the eternal counsel, in
mercy, in judgement, in precept, or in promise, all that
God wills concerning us is our sanctification. The com-
mands of God have unspeakable value and mark the 
path of safety and of life, and guide us to all that is love-
ly and of good report. But here is their highest glory:  
through them the Holy One seeks to make us partakers
of His own holiness. 

Let all who want to experience this remember one thing. 
It is because it is God's will and God's holiness that there
is power, life, and blessing in it. Everything depends on
our knowing God, waiting on Him, and coming under 
the operation of His holy presence and power. As we 
know Him as the Living God, and have fellowship with 
Him as the Holy, Loving, Almighty, ever-present, and 
ever-working One, His will and His holiness will become 
heavenly realities to the believer. then, we will know how 
blessedly, how certainly, His will is our sanctification.
Andrew Murray

Reader, I would encourage you to ponder the scriptures
above. I don't think I have ever heard sanctification
taught this way. However, it makes my heart sing for joy!
God does not call us to anything without providing the
means to accomplish it--not even sanctification. Actually,
He has already done it--at the cross.

Ask yourself, do these scriptures back up what Murray is
saying? How do I respond?