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FREEDOM TO BE


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AriseShine

 

My son wrote this short reflection on true freedom:

“Freedom can be defined by one’s desires – “I am free to do what I want” – but this is not true freedom. True freedom is defined by one’s being – “I am free to be what I was meant to be”.

In fact, the desire-based freedom can be contradictory to the being-based freedom. If I am meant to be sacrificial, if that is an attribute of my inner being, then getting what I want is a hinderance to being what I was meant to be – it is an obstacle to my true freedom, hindering me from realizing my true potential for sacrifice.”  – Richard Michael Venable

Yes, the Lord delivered us into freedom to be who He designed and destined us to be!   He delivered us from the bondage of sin.  We are not free in Christ TO sin, but free FROM sin.  We are free to be heirs with Christ, free to be saints, free to be sons of God!   “Where the Spirit of the LORD is there is liberty” to be who you are in Christ! (2 Cor 3:17)  Oh, our Father wants us to be more than we can imagine!  (Eph 3:20) And all creation awaits the revelation of the glorious sons of God!  (Romans 8:19)  Arise!  Shine!

“…. the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”   (Romans 8:21)   Oh, glorious day!

“… when He appears we will be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is!  And everyone who thus hopes in Him purifies Himself as He is pure.” (1 John 3:2b-3)

PERNICIOUS PERSUASION


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PERNICIOUS PERSUASION

The song says, “It can’t be wrong, when it feels so right.”  Persuasive but not true.

The lusts of the flesh and a carnal mind jump to agree with the spirit of seduction encouraging pre-marital sex contrary to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

Then sin is compounded when evil persuades women to abort their babies conceived out of wedlock by telling them that there exists within the womb only a bunch of cells that can be conveniently discarded.   Evil shouts, “You have a right to all the sex you want!  You have a right to abort!”

Having been an eyewitness at the Austin Capitol this month to the events regarding the bill to protect babies in the womb from abortion, I can say that evil had sway over many of the pro-abortion, pro-lust, pro-licentiousness crowd.  Their rude, crude signs were vulgar and spoke volumes as to who was the chief instigator behind them.  Some even chanted “Hail, satan!”.  Their own words reveal their evil influence!   I can’t even repeat the vulgarities on their signs,  some even blasphemous regarding the LORD Jesus Christ.  Yes, many want illicit sex without the inconvenient consequence of babies.

Interestingly, many of those pro-abortion anarchists were also very, very tattooed.

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Since many in the cult of lawlessness are flaunting tattoos, it makes me very suspect indeed as to what the enemy is doing.   And now some in the Church are condoning tattoos?   Is the Church being influenced by the lawless culture rather than being salt in the world?   What is the enemy up to?   As always, some pernicious persuasion!   It’s worked effectively since the Garden of Eden!

We all have fallen for some pernicious persuasion in some area, at some time.  We are all guilty.   I have fallen for it in regrettable ways.  So now, having experienced such evil deceptions, but moreover having received the grace of God for repentance, restoration and deliverance,  I would warn those younger in the faith of the wily ways of the enemy who seeks to kill and destroy.

This is not to condemn or judge any individual who may have been naive or foolish or uneducated.    God will forgive repentant ones their abortions through the blood of Christ.  And God will forgive repentant ones their tattoos covered in the spirit by the blood of the Lamb, although the ink is indelible on the flesh!  But while God  does forgive,  GOD DOES NOT CONDONE SIN IN ANY FORM!

So it saddens me that some leaders in the Church are now condoning this pagan practice.  Why are they not more discerning of the evil promoting this pagan practice?  Tattoos have historically been considered sinful in the Church.  It is only relatively recently that this fad has been condoned by some pastors.  Church leaders should preach the Word on any issue, not yield to popular culture!   Why the compromise?   Do some want to justify their own indiscretions?   Are some afraid of losing tithes or offending an audience?  Why is this issue even being debated in the Church when for so long hardly anyone disagreed with the Word of God on it?  What is the enemy up to?   Pernicious persuasion as always!

Now let’s compare the six words “nor tattoo any marks on you” (Lev. 19:28) to the six words “thou shalt not eat of it” (Gen  2:17) given to Adam.   Both are seemingly simple commands.   Yet Adam fell due to pernicious persuasion.  He ate of that tree, deciding for himself what was good rather than leaving that determination of good and evil in the domain of His Creator.

Our Creator spoke “six words” against tattoos relegating it to a pagan practice.   But the enemy wants people to doubt that God meant what He said.  A few words on a subject should not negate the words, if the meaning is clear.

Yet the six words “nor tattoo any marks on you” (Lev. 19:28) of the LORD seems not  enough to convince everyone that the LORD does not want His people to get a tattoo.  But there are actually more Scriptural arguments against this pagan practice.  See http://hisinheritance.biblefox.com/2012/06/06/should-a-christian/ )

The Church generally has recognized some sins when there is not even one word in the Bible forbidding its practice.  For example,  “Ouija boards” are not mentioned in the Bible.   But most leaders I hope would agree it’s sinful and dangerous coming under the general heading of witchcraft.    God’s people perish for lack of knowledge.  If one is not aware that “Ouija boards” are a vehicle for demonic activity and a form of practicing witchcraft, then one might think it was okay to do.  But pastors should be warning their congregants of evil and current cultural pitfalls.  Witchcraft is so insidious.  It is sinful yet many do not discern it always, when it comes disguised as an angel of light or a chant in a popular children’s book.

Likewise, many are not aware of the pagan roots of tattoos.  You certainly wouldn’t find it sanctioned in our Judaic heritage!  Tattoos originated with pagan blood covenant rituals.  Oh, but one argues that is no longer the case today.   How sly is the evil one!  What a liar!

I once used a chant because I was not aware that it was calling on a demonic entity.  I was perniciously persuaded that the chant would put me in rhythm with the universe!   I was young and naive and bought the lie.   Even though I had been born-again as a child, I had no good working knowledge of God’s Word and His holy instructions back then.  I was an easy target to dupe.   How I cringe now to think I was unknowingly praising a demon!

The enemy can’t touch the born-again spirit hidden in Christ.  He does, however, trick us in the mind, persuading us to do things with our bodies to praise him or dishonor God.  He is stealing the praise that belongs only to God.   He is defiling the Church in this world, but HalleluYAH!  – the devil has no access to our born-again spirits hidden in Christ and seated in the heavenly places!

Now the devil doesn’t usually come up to people and say, “Come on. Let’s do some evil today.”   Rather, he subtly persuades us that evil is good.  He asks the same old question, “Has God really said…?”

Has God really said that it is wrong for a man to lie with another man?  Yes, He has called it an ABOMINATION!  A devil persuades people that it is all right to have homosexual relationships because that’s how “God made them.”  Sorry, God didn’t make them that way.  The devil perverted them that way through incest or abuse or some other access.

A devil persuades one to think that any religion is as good as the next.   Yet there is only one way to the Father: through faith in the Messiah, Jesus Christ!

A devil will persuade many that is all right to take the mark of the beast.  After all, everyone is doing it and there will be a very practical reason for it.   Is this surge of tattoos preparing a society to accept being branded?

So has God really said not to get  a tattoo?  Yes!

As one who was delivered from Babylon, New Age, and pseudo-Buddhism, I am more familiar with witchcraft than maybe your average American Christian.   I  recognize that tattoos come under the spirit of witchcraft and rebellion.    That is why I adamantly speak out against them.    The devil’s tactic is to take an inch and then a mile.   You can see that in every area of our society where there has been a downward spiral into immorality.

The enemy is marking his people and unfortunately some of God’s.  Tattooed bodies will die.  But, thank God, that the enemy cannot touch or kill “the spirits of just men made perfect”,  those who have the seal of the Holy Ghost!  (Heb 12:23)

But that is NOT justification to condone something which GOD told His people NOT to do!  It just demonstrates God is merciful.  Forgive the sinner.  Preach the word against sin.

May the teachers in the Church, who are called to a higher accountability, come under the conviction of the Holy Ghost instead of the seduction of political correctness.  May they be more willing to please a holy God  than mortal man.   May we act and preach with the discernment to spot the enemy’s pernicious persuasion  knowing that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”  (2 Tim 3:16)

“For what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness?”  (2 Cor 6:14)

THE CHOICE


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There is a strategic fight going on in Texas this month.  The bill that was passed and then declared dead because of the anarchists at the Capitol last week are at it again.  Please be in intercession for this bill to protect life to pass in Texas and then in other states.  I imagine it will be a battle everywhere as the devil wants to hold onto gained ground.  Satan is hungry for the blood of the innocents.

 

THE CHOICE

 

If you weren’t sure before with whom you were aligning yourself regarding the Texas bill to protect babies after 20 weeks from pain in the womb through abortion, I will give you your choices having been an eyewitness to the events in Austin over this Monday & Tuesday (July 1st & 2nd):

 

The orange, pro-infanticide group included those who were chanting “Hail satan!”; dancing in demon-possessed frenzies; paid agitators; people recruited by Move On; young wayward women who want the government to stay out of their personal lives on one hand yet want the government to fund their promiscuity with birth control and abortifacients; anarchists who make such a ruckus as to drown out any voice or vote that does not agree with them; and generally rude, crude and angry people with whom it is nearly impossible to have a civilized discussion.

 

The blue, pro-life groups were well-mannered, orderly, respectful and prayerful.

 

The choice:

anarchy, lawlessness & death

vs.

civility, righteousness & life.

 

The choice:  satan’s kingdom or the Kingdom of God.

The difference between BLUE and ORANGE is as different as BLACK & WHITE!

If this orange pro-infanticide crowd is allowed to have their way in Texas over the many voices of the sane, then lawlessness will be entrenched.

 

Please pray for the deliverance of the babies from death and the deliverance of the many young people who have been duped and recruited by the devil in his death and destruction campaign.   My heart was so grieved for these lost souls.  God created them to bring glory to Him and they are bound in the vile kingdom of darkness.   Surely, a Christian’s heart must cry out for their souls to be delivered!  Please put your hands on their photos and cry out to the throne of God for their salvation!  Nothing is too difficult for our LORD!  He is mighty to save!

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“I call heaven and earth as witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live:”  (Deut 30:19)

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood…”  (Lev 17:11)

The heart is beating and the blood is flowing by day 22 after conception!

 

Arise! Shine!


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AriseShine

 

 “Arise, go!”  He says to Jonah.  (Jonah 1:2)

Jonah runs.

So the LORD speaks the word through the heathen!

“…. sleeper? Arise….”  (Jonah 1:6)

The heathen throw Jonah into the sea and the big fish swallows him.  Jonah prays.  The LORD speaks to the fish to spit out Jonah.  

Then the LORD speaks again: “Arise, go!”  (Jonah 3:2)  

Jonah gets the message!

THE MESSAGE IS FOR US!

“Awake and sing!”   (Isaiah 26:19)

“Arise, shine!”  (Isaiah 60:1)

“Arise, sleeping one, and stand up out of the dead ones, and Christ will shine one you!”  (Ephesians 5:14)

Yes, saints, the LORD is saying, “Arise!”

If this message speaks to you and you would like a free mp3 download by email of my song “Arise!”, please send a request by email to: grannyvee@grannyvee.com   Let’s build His Kingdom!  Blessings!

For Reason of


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ForReason

 

“…wait for the promise of the Father, which He said, you have heard from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”  (Acts 1:4)

“For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, EVERYONE WHOM THE LORD OUR GOD CALLS TO HIMSELF.”

(Acts2:39)

The Gospel according to Valjean


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The movie “Les Miserables” (2012 edition) opened yesterday, Christmas Day.  We went to see it today.  It was such an experience!*   It is a beautiful gift for Christmas, a rare jewel of a movie.

 

Woven into the tapestry of this masterpiece are threads of golden truth, truths that are found, though perhaps too often overlooked by us in practice, in the Holy Word of God.

 

Here are Scriptural themes in this timeless story:

 

MERCY

 

“Mercy triumphs over judgment”  (James 2:13)   Therefore, Christians are to be “ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit.  For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”  (2 Cor 3:6)  Who followed the letter of the law and who followed the essence of His Spirit?   God is love.  (1 John 4:8)

 

“And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.”  (Matt 12:7) (Words of the Savior, the LORD Jesus Christ) (Also see Matt 9:13)  Who was the guiltless?  Who condemned?

 

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”  (Matt 5:7)  (Words of the LORD Jesus Christ)  In the end, who received mercy?

 

 

KINDNESS

 

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness…” (Col 3:12)  Who acted with true compassion and in kindness?

 

“Be kind…”  (Eph 4:32)    (2 Tim 2:24) (Gal 5: 22)  God often uses seemingly small acts of kindness for His bigger purposes.

 

FORGIVENESS

 

“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”  (Mark 11:25) (Words of the LORD Jesus Christ)  Who extended forgiveness?

 

GOD’S  GOODNESS

 

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”  (Romans 8:28)

 

It is this last verse of Scripture that kept me going with hope through my own despondent days.  By faith in His word and confidence in God’s goodness, I knew that my suffering had a purpose and plan in a bigger picture.  Now on the other side of that suffering, I can look back and see that God does indeed work all things together for my good!

 

Certainly, Jean Valjean displays God working good out of the evil that is sin.  With the help of Jesus Christ, may we all play a part in disposing evil with goodness!  May we reach out to the lost and hurting as God reached out to us!

 

“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy… (Titus 3:4-5)   Yes!  Jesus Christ died for us while we were yet sinners!  (Romans 5:8)

 

May the Spirit of the LORD motivate you for good through this movie.

 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD A COMMENT  on a Scripture that comes to your mind after experiencing “Les Miserables”.

 

*There are a few fleeting scenes that display the vulgarity of the street life.  The show is not intended for young children and rated PG-13.

Raising the Standard


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Instead of “Raising Cains”, as I wrote in my previous post, let’s raise the moral standards at our schools.

It is time to admit that the social experiment with our children for the last fifty years since prayer was taken out of schools is a failure.   Let’s re-establish these once common practices in our public schools:

A time of Prayer reminding children that someday they will need to account for their actions to an all-knowing Creator.    Unaccountability breeds mischief.   This nation was conceived in prayer.  It is on its deathbed due to prayerless-ness.

Teaching the Ten Commandments as the foundation for American Law and a stable society. Should not our children be taught that it is WRONG to steal, lie and murder?   The law of lawlessness:  Lawless homes and lawless schools breed lawless children; lawless children grow up to lead lawless lives; lawless lives breed a lawless society; a lawless society breeds chaos.

Teaching the Golden Rule.  Should not our children be taught to treat one another kindly and with respect?  Bullying should not be tolerated in our schools.

Teaching Virtues.   Surely there can be no law against teaching about love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.   (ref Gal 5:22-23)

Teaching Classical Music & Arts for all so that each child can be exposed to beauty.   While tastes do vary, we have allowed the degenerate ‘pop’ culture to hold sway over our misguided youth.   The harmonies of the great composers that soothe the soul have, in many cases, been replaced by  carnal beats and vulgar words that arouse lustful appetites and violence.

Encouraging co-operation between schools and churches.   For example, if a child is identified as having social problems, let local pastors connect with the family to see if they can help or counsel.

Throwing out the Trash Let’s purge the schools of books, videos and curricula that do not uphold morality.     Taxpayer monies should not be spent on materials destructive to society.

Punishing unruly children.    Suspensions are mini-vacations for the children.   Keeping them after school – that’s punishment!   Then have the parents come pick up their wayward ones up, explaining to them the infraction.   Perhaps that will motivate some parents to encourage discipline!

Teaching time-honored values.  Personal responsibility and good citizenship including the US Constitution and American history using original documents. Teaching practical life skills.   Good nutrition; simple economics and the value of work.

Smaller schools.    Bigger is not better.   Since no one is perfect, when you put larger groups together, you multiply problems.    A larger school is also a larger target for terrorists and nut cases.

Voucher programs enabling children to go to schools more suited for their talents and/or convictions.   Competition will encourage excellence.

Perhaps if we implement these practices quickly, we can help to spare the next generation some unnecessary tragedies, those tragedies that are the logical outcome of lawlessness.

 

Raising Cains

 

The tragedy of the Connecticut school shooting hangs heavy over a mournful nation this Christmas.   The talk is what can be done to avoid such tragedies in the future.   The answer is plain and simple.   We have been raising Cains, children who are ready to kill their brothers, while we should be raising children who are willing to lay down their lives for their brethren.  This is greater love.

 

Unfortunately, the lawless ones have persuaded a whole society that to teach such  prudent principles is politically incorrect.  Well, their social experiment has yielded its  rotten fruit in the wickedness we see rampant.  Along their lawless tramp, they threw out of our schools the very core principles on which the law of this land was written:  the Ten Commandments. And we let them.  Along their lawless tramp, they threw out of our schools the foundational book on which good societies are founded:  the Holy Scriptures.  And we let them.   Do we continue on this perilous path OR do we turn back to the time-honored path that yields a more peaceful community?

 

A lawless one cries: “separation of church and state”.  But  whereas no one “church” or denomination or religious institution should have control over the free people of this land, that does not imply that the Supreme Wisdom of the Word of God should not be heralded for hungry hearts to hear.

 

So the social experiment of the past fifty years has flunked and has nearly collapsed this nation.   Let us turn back repentantly to the time-honored ways.   Will we be so humble as to admit we’ve been wrong?  Will we be so bold as to lead the way back?   For the sake of the future of our children, our grandchildren, our nation, we must.

 

NOTE:  My alter ego, “Granny Vee” has written a story “Green Frog, Gold Heart” to teach children the Golden Rule, a lesson we need to teach our children to instill in them decency and kindness.  It is available online to read freely or the book may be purchased.

 

WHAT WE COULD HAVE


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“See that you do not refuse Him who is speaking.” (Heb 12:25)

WE COULD HAVE CHRIST SPEAK TO US

 

The Hebrews “said to Moses, ‘You speak with us; and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”  The Presence of the LORD on Mount Sinai was a frightening sight to them.   But what if they had wanted to hear God for themselves?  (Exo 20:18-20)  In this age of grace, we need not go to that scary, smoking Mount Sinai but we “come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God… to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant…” (Heb 12:22-24)  But do we still say “let not God speak with us” ?  We will go to hear short, sweet sermons but do we wait on Him to hear His still whisper in our spirits?  Are we afraid to hear Him?  Is our carnality afraid to hear Him because we might be convicted to “die to self”, to selfish, worldly desires?  Do we choose to hear the fallen world but close our ears to the Maker of heaven and earth?

 

“See that you do not refuse Him who is speaking.” (Heb 12:25)

 

WE COULD HAVE CHRIST MEET WITH US

The Hebrews stood and worshiped God, but in their own tent doors, from a distance.  Joshua entered into the “tabernacle of meeting” to seek God and tarried there in His Presence.  (Exo 33:8-11) Was it during that intimacy with the LORD that Joshua was imbued with his unique courage?   It is , after all, perfect love that casts out fear.  (1 John 4:18)  We could know He is love in His Presence.  “Oh, but there’s so much to do…..,” you protest.  But the LORD answers, “‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary.  Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”  (Luke 10:41-42)

See that you do not refuse His invitation to sit at His feet!

 

 

WE COULD HAVE CHRIST BAPTIZE US

 

There were 120 tarrying in prayer with one passion in the upper room on Pentecost.   (Acts 2)  Yet more than five hundred people had seen the risen Christ. (1 Cor 15:6)  Could more people have been there for this promised outpouring of the Holy Spirit?

 

See that you do not refuse Him who is baptizing in the Holy Spirit!  (Matt 3:11)

“… you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the LORD calls to Himself.”  (Acts 2:39)

See that you do not refuse Him who is bestowing spiritual gifts!

 

WE COULD HAVE CHRIST HEAR US

 

Through Christ’s atonement for our sins, today we, who have received the Savior, have the privilege to come boldly before the throne of grace with our needs, our thoughts, our prayers! (Hebrews 4:16)

See that you do not refuse Him who will hear our prayers!

We have free, unlimited access to the throne of our Father, but are we tarrying there in His Presence, which is our right as sons of God?  What are we choosing instead of His Presence?  Are we Christians despising our precious birthright?  (Gen 25:34)

See that you do not refuse Him who is beckoning.

 

WE COULD BE CHRIST’S BRIDE

We may have a guarantee of eternal life through our Savior Jesus.  But we could be His Bride.   Selah.

“And His Bride has made herself ready.”  (Rev 19:7)  Are we part of the Bride, waiting and ready for the return of our Bridegroom?   Or are we foolish virgins?  (Matt 25:1-13)  Are we crying out for our Bridegroom to  come in concert with the Holy Spirit? (Rev 22:17) If we are not, then, though we have our “fire insurance” salvation, are we truly His Bride?  Selah.  Think upon that.  Maranatha! (Rev 22:20)

See that you do not refuse the Bridegroom.

 

WE COULD HAVE MORE OF CHRIST IN OUR CHURCHES

 

But do we?  Is Christ the focus of our services?

We may have passion for our ministries.  But does that supersede our passion for Jesus?  Have we left our first love?  (Rev 2:4)

Our churches have programs, good programs, galore.  But we could have His Presence!  

We have plenty of good – and not so good – entertainment.  But we could have a Word spoken from His throne.

We have all the latest technology and modern conveniences.  But we could have His ancient wisdom and established values.

We have carefully-crafted sermons designed not to offend.   But we could have the Holy Ghost!  Oh, how our churches need a fiery exhortation coming with the conviction to live Godly lives and bring us closer to Him!  Was barely a word is mentioned of Jesus Christ in the last sermon you heard?  They are too many feel-good sermons, “tickling ears” (2 Tim 4:3) and not enough sermons that give the meat of the Word of God!   And we wonder why the Church is in its present condition!

We have music to hype up the congregation and mimic the world’s pop hits.  But we could have a holy hush!   Our times of musical worship could lead us past the outer courts, into the inner court, into the Holy of Holies!   But oh, that might take more than ten minutes!

So, yes, we have very good, proper services.  But we could have the very Best!

 

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights”.  (James 1:17)   There are many good gifts, many better gifts, but the Gift-Giver Himself is the BEST GIFT!  We could have more of Jesus the Christ!  

See that you do not refuse Him who is standing at the door knocking, waiting to be heard in His Church!  (Rev 3:20)

 

WE COULD ALL OF THE ABOVE …

OR WE COULD HAVE  REGRETS!

“…and those who were ready went with Him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.”   (Matt 25:10)

“And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness.  In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”   (Matt 25:30)

 

PRAYER 

Oh, LORD, we come to You, as you counseled us, admitting our spiritual poverty, asking to buy that spiritual gold refined by fire; asking to have you anoint our eyes, because we are blind!   (Rev 3:18)  We ask You to clothe us  that the shame of our spiritual nakedness will not be seen.  Clothe us, LORD, in the “fine linen, bright and pure” of Your Bride (Rev 19:8), and enable us by the power of Your Holy Spirit to live doing “righteous deeds” to build Your Kingdom, not ours, as the Bride is to be the helpmate of her Bridegroom.  Stir our love and passion for You and baptize Your Church anew with the Holy Spirit and fire!  (Matt 3:11)  We, cry out to You, “Come, LORD Jesus, come!”  And so be it!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HE WHO SITS IN THE HEAVENS LAUGHS


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Psalm 2:1-6

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”

He Who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Then He will speak to them in His wrath,
and terrify them in His fury, saying,
“As for Me, I have set My King
on Zion, My holy hill.”

So the liberals and the liberal media are gloating over their supposed victory – an election bought with corruption, fraud, bribes, and propaganda.

He Who sits in the Heavens laughs!

I had a flashback this morning to the movie “The Passion”.   In the scene where Jesus was carrying the cross, Satan walked behind the crowd sneering and gloating because he thought that he had triumphed by his own crafty devices over the Anointed One.   Jesus was beaten, bloody and on His way to a horrid crucifixion.    But in reality, the cross was the necessary path to victory – victory not for the devil but for God and mankind!  Here, in weakness and death to self was birthed the victory!  The Lamb was to be slain, but He was slain from the foundations.  It had always been the Father’s plan.

So the unrepentant lawless ones are gloating.   They have and will continue to shake their fists at God Almighty right up until they are banished to hell.   But Jesus WILL come again, this time in majesty to deliver His Covenant People and to judge evil.  That’s been the Father’s plan all along.  Jesus will then separate the goats from His sheep.  (Matt 25:31-33)

Just as there are two flocks in the world, one of sheep and one of goats, there are two Israels: one God’s covenant people of faith in the Messiah and the other a counterfeit, “a synagogue of Satan”, “who say that they are Jews but are not”.  (Rev 2:9)

This last election drives home the fact that there are also two Americas. One is that of God-fearing people submitted to their Creator and His laws.   The other is lawless Babylon with the elite godless usurpers lording over slaves who sold their souls for cheap tokens and empty promises.

I believe God will deliver and “keep” His people in God-fearing heartland America on the basis of His faithfulness and His Word (Rev 3:10).

On the other hand, that left hand,  Babylon can only expect judgment.

We are living through the book of Revelation, and things are escalating.  The hurricane of God’s judgment is upon the earth.  We can be devastated or ride out the storm within the calmness of the eye.  God says, “Come out of her [Babylon] my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues.”  (Rev. 18:4)  Come out of the dead, idolatrous “churches” preaching false “doctrines of man” instead of the Word of God; pull your  children out of the socialist schools; and pull your money, as much as is possible, out of banks and businesses that are supporting iniquity and a godless system.

Fill your lamps with oil – that means get filled with the Holy Spirit!    (Matt 25:1-13)  Help God’s persecuted people.  (Matt 25:35-40) Bless the Israel of God.  Read Matthew 24 and 25.   Read the book of Revelation.  Read this also:  http://hisinheritance.biblefox.com/2011/10/22/eleven-points-on-how-to-be-hidden-through-impending-judgment/

The goats are doomed.  The Good News is that Jesus invites you to follow Him.  All it takes to be a sheep is a willing heart to trust and follow the Good Shepherd.  Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and the ONLY Savior of this world!   Cry out to Him before it is too late!