WE’LL STAY FOREVER THAT WAY

I Peter 1:8-9 “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls

I John 3:2-3 “Beloved, now we are the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”

It seems imperative to begin with a focusing on the conclusion of our faith before delving into what lies immediately ahead. To keep our affections on things above and the age to come; lest we be overwhelmed by what’s soon to befall this nation and this world. A few hours ago, I listened to Benjamin Baruch. While he discussed much that I’ve heard previously, tonight something resonated with me on a much deeper level. To be honest, I should probably spend the night in prayer instead of blogging. I really believe that the meltdown is coming this summer. Of course I could be wrong on this. There could be a “stay” for a bit longer as the Lord is in ultimate control of timings. Nonethtless, I know that we have reached the point where judgment is being rendered; in the house of God and upon the nations. 

Benjamin said a number of things that hit me. The issue of abortion came up during the conversation as the host, Shannon Davis, mentioned the sixty million unborn children that have been murdered in this nation. Benjamin quickly added “it won’t reach seventy million.” Of all the things that we have done to provoke the Lord to anger, this single issue has to be the most grievous. The Lord knows exactly how many souls have been cut short in this manner. He knows their names, he knows the plan that he had for each of their lives, and his bookkeeping is flawless. Abortion is the equivelant of the ancients causing their children to pass through the fire.  The land is sick through and through; with the imaginations of mens hearts growing ever darker and the love of many turning to ice.

And just as the land is sick, the church is in an atrocious condition. Many fellowships are a lifeless form while others have invoked another spirit. On saturday afternoon I watched a you tube presentation from a well known church in which they were announcing the opening of a vector up near the stage. In another part of the same presentation, voodoo-like music was being played and folks were being taken into a trance. An imitation has moved in on the undiscerning and is fostering chaos. earlier this week I learned how entities will key in on certain sounds and how a particular style of music can open portals that shouldn’t be opened. This information didn’t really surprise me. Many times in the past, I’ve listened to music that passed as being “christian and something seemed wrong. The lyrics could be fine, however something  in the structure “just wouldn’t sit well”

Benjamin Baruch said something else that really struck me. It involved a church that he visited a few years ago. Some new saints that he knew were visiting and he went along to watch over them. As he was seated, there were two ladies, sitting next to him, who introduced themselves as “mormon witches.” This was strange, but the real trouble began during the worship time as folks were gathering around the altar. The music was playing and he watched as these two ladies went down. They split up and positioned themselves at each end of the platform. They then put their arms out and began to spin around. They were channeling entities into the place, and yet nobody noticed. (Hebrews 5:14 comes to mind) We are in a time of maximum confusion and famine for the word of God. A real tragedy is playing out as many fellowships have rejected the authentic power of God that can save, heal, and deliver, in exchange for a counterfeit that gives them a fuzzy feeling without sheding light on their sin.

Matthew 7:15-17 “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.”

John 16:8 ” And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.”

I John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

This is a side note on a post that has already strayed from what I had intended, however, a few years ago, I was looking fervently for a church home. I visited one place in Sturgis which had an unusual aspect to it. During the worship service, they dimmed the lights really low. And while they sung some really good songs, there were certain instrumental sounds that were seemingly out of place. Everything else appeared to be in place; other than the bible that they were using. (I honestly don’t know what version it was.) I visited this church on two consecutive weekends and on both occasions, the preaching was solid. I still wonder if something was wrong or if my imagination was being overly active. I really strive to be careful in commenting on such things as I “do not” want to mis-identify. Below is a link to the interview with Benjamin Baruch. I must listen again as the situation at home was chaotic and I only heard portions.

BENJAMIN BARUCH with SHANNON DAVIS (Omegaman broadcast January 22, 12011)

One more thing that must be mentioned, and this ties in with the admonition in the title of this post. Benjamin made note of the coming worldwide persecution of the church as the economic situation deteriorates. This is not a “run-of-the-mill economic downturn. It has been orchestrated by folks in high places who desire a global government and they hate anything that reminds them of the God who inhabits eternity. We must have our affections firmly upon  Jesus and the age to come if were to stand in the hour of temptation. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit at all times, be ready at the drop of a hat to share the good news of salvation and ready to respond to the faintest prompting from the Lord. In all honesty, we should be able to go through the most trying time in the history of the world without the peace of God ever departing. If fear begins to take hold of us, it’s time to pray.

Well I have to go for now. My prayer is that we would all seek the Lord through prayer and fasting with a fervency demanded of this hour. That we would examine ourselves; asking the Holy Spirit to alert us to any problem areas in our life. And that we would love not our lives in this world as any attachment to this present realm can spell disaster. May we look forward to the day when this corruption puts on incorruption, and this mortality puts on immortality.

Daniel 12:3 “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”

Blessings always in Jesus name.

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6 Responses to “WE’LL STAY FOREVER THAT WAY”

  1. That reminded me of this story”

    Peter replies, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” So Jesus invites Peter to come. Peter gets out of the boat and begins walking on the water toward Jesus. But when Peter takes his eyes off Jesus and sees the wind and waves, he begins to sink. Peter cries out to the Lord and Jesus immediately reaches out his hand and catches Peter. As they climb into the boat together, the storm ceases. Then the disciples worship Jesus, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”…

    What a great message for today,and every day!

    God bless you and your family,and may your daughter’s trip be a safe one. You’re in our prayers.

  2. Hi Sandie. We should always be reminded of when Peter went out on the water. What a perfect example of looking to Jesus and not the threatenings. Thanks. I needed to be reminded of this today.

    When Megan first signed up for the trip about a year ago, I thought nothing of it, other than the amount of surveillance that is done in the UK. But when the TSA began using the new scanning equipment and engaging in practices that would have an average citizen thrown in jail on sexual harrasment charges, I became really concerned. Megan is one to whom a predator would be drawn and I’m keeping this matter in prayer.

    We are in really strange times when such goings on are sanctioned in the name of a “war on terror.”

    Thanks for stopping by. Blessings always in Jesus name.

  3. Hi timbob, I appreciate your articles and I do not believe that you are overreacting in any way to the signs and evil that are happening in this world and in the church. We are in a sad state of affairs in a time when truth has been thrown to the ground as Daniel saw. And he also witnessed a vision that was so horrific in the future that he literally took to his bed. I believe that he was a vision of the dark times we are living in. Every form of evil is now tolerated and accepted. It is a time when those who seek the truth know that it won’t get better for people are being deceived into believing that wrong is now right and it is okay to kill unborn children; enter into same sex marriage; accept the increase of evil; and do just about anything we please and call it tolerance! It is a sign of the imminent return of Christ. We do not know the day or hour but Christ told of what to look for so that we could discern the time. Without a doubt, we are in that time!

  4. dontbefooled666 Says:

    I often fall back on the prayer that God will open the doors that are right, and close those that are wrong–particularly when praying for others who are making choices that I sense may be unwise.

  5. Hi Marianne. thanks so much for stopping by. I think that Pat Holliday expressed it best in commenting on the great falling away. It was words to the effect of “I’ve been watching this for thirty years and I’m astonished at how widespread it is.” We see what’s happening and then we encounter the brethren who don’t see any problem at all. It’s like “where do we even begin.” To keep them in prayer and keep our own hearts with all diligence is paramount.

    I’ll stop by when time permits. The blogosphere is one of the few places where I am in contact with others who se the bigger picture and have set their affections on things above.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.

  6. Hi dontbefooled. Great advice. Too often we (or at least I) often think we know how to pray in a certain situation when we see only a small piece of the puzzle. Consequently, we may pray for things that, if the Lord were to grant the request, would cause considerable harm down the road. “Thy will be done” is one of the best requests as it stands in agreement with the will of God. (Who sees the entire picture from beginning to end.)

    He knows what doors need opening and he knows what doors need to be sealed.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.

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