Sunday, July 30, 2017


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-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
(We used the 1828 Webster's Dictionary in our home
when our children were growing up and it is still my

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


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 

Is only wishful thinking


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.

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
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
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 
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

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

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

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 

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

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

About 1/2 million books are published each year.

We can do searches about most things from our cell

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

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

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


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


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?


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.
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 
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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What Time Is It?

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

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

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.
which means, "come, Lord Jesus!"

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