The Four Forces of Eternal Nature – Hub

THE FOUR FORCES OF ETERNAL NATURE – Hub

By Charles Bundschu

(Taken from Wikipedia as public domain, The Four Last Things, 1500, by Hiernymus Bosch)

Go your way, eat your bread, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart [if you are righteous, wise, and in the hands of God], for God has already accepted your works.” Ecclesiastes 9:7 (Amplified)

Looking at this rather disturbing painting, I think I am ready to go on to higher and richer endeavors. I mean, of course, to face the Church’s ‘last four things’. You can see all of them graphically. My visualizing heart leans toward the upper quadrant–the only place where clothes are allowed. Heaven’s door is Jesus. . .

I have written successfully, fifty-nine (59) posts, which is about the same as I had written formerly with examiner.com; and ten more than the novel, A Worthy Rock (48) I no longer follow examiner.com, and the novel is finished (Linked here by topic, if you can find it.); but I remember that every so often–every nineteen (19) articles–I had written a hub. But this hub I need to link and index all the topics covered.

(I was just thinking that is more than an access to all I’ve written in theology401. And, since I have not used tags as they were posted, the tags can now be listed and linked. Otherwise my links can be targeted and focused to take the reader directly to the post — still in work.)

DEATH TO OLD-SCHOOL BLOGGING

The church’s basic teaching (bibleinfo.com) about death is priority, but I have googled ‘death to blogging’ instead. This explains that the original social-media-generated creations were supposed to generate a growing following, well since it is declining, something better has to come along.

Keven Drum with Andrew Sullivan (Mother Jones Magazine, and dish.com) are learning what this means. “‘Old school’ pretty much means a daily weblog with frequent updates written by one person (or two) but not much more.Ezra Klein (Wonkblog, Washington Post) agrees because, “conventional blogging doesn’t scale well.” (scale: social traffic) Even when bloggers link themselves and expand topics upon topics–gaining more interesting fields, and linking to catch the media searches, doesn’t help. We understand. Applying our content to more categories wouldn’t help. (God is in charge here.)

JUDGMENT REVEALS FACEBOOK TAKING OVER

The church’s teaching concerning judgment is priority here, but the old-school blog-sites are not able to keep up with the likes of facebook. What facebook does is enable every wall to have access to every other family or friend’s wall–no search engine involved–conversations have to flow more easily. . .”short and focused”.

HEAVEN IS A FORCEFUL FACT OF NATURAL LIFE

I believe in the holy catholic (universal) church. (Not the Roman Catholic, although with it’s mass of teachings growing so as to be inclusive for everyone’s idea of what’s right and wrong.) History is my friend here. Where we owe a debt of gratitude to the Vatican for keeping some of all the authentic records–to have preserved the actual documents that support the oldest biblical sources. But, and hear this, the world has more original copies held for verification. Reviewing my copy of The Greek New Testament has shown this.

My own death is coming sooner than later, right? I have already lived a full and satisfying life. So now, it stands to reason I can look forward to a full and satisfying death. Death does not end life. Death for the ungodly ends life in a torment of painful existence. Death for the godly is a transition to something better. Let me confirm this.

The catholicmissionleaflets.org says, ‘When infinite justice takes over. . .’ Catechism 1021 and 1022 explain each of us will be rewarded immediately after breathing stops, according to our works and faith. At the very moment of departure, each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul–the judgment that refers to his life in Christ. Blessedness and honor, (heaven) after purification, or eternal damnation in hell.

And, Anthony DeStefano tells us with his Travel Guide to Heaven, “When we get to heaven, we won’t know what to do first! There’ll be no limit to imagination–sacred, holy work will be play! Constantly growing, our minds, psychologically challenged to what’s more enjoyable! As long as we have new bodies, with more time to exist–no end in heaven. Feelings of pleasure will happen from God’s presence; no boredom there! Transcendent times . . . Everything will be so much better! [note: No marriage in heaven, but relationships will be cherished. Teaching of the resurrection of the body, doctrine of interest is overly interpreted–practice of true love, selfless giving–love in heaven is universal; all true bonds on earth will last, and true revelations will be understood.]”

HELL IS PUNISHMENT FOR REJECTING JESUS PERSONALLY

The only reason for hell in the first place, was to chain up the demons along with Satan. But when each of the Old Covenant prophecies were being fulfilled in One Person, Yeshua, Jesus of Natzaret (Nazareth), the opportunities for recognizing him as God’s Son were hard to dismiss. Read John D. Keyser here:

This is a challenge: our theology posts, explain a lot of biblical stuff. If you have any questions, please comment. I am making every issue easy to see. Figuring four tags per post, that means a list of 240 tags. We have the time. And now, already, the indexes are linked above and below — scriptural index is next. . .

MAY WE TOAST YOU FOR YOUR CHOICE TO CHOOSE ETERNAL LIFE

See the text used above, that came from this day’s devotion, and my marked Amplified Bible. See note: ‘Robert Jeffress, Guilt-free Living, whole book written on this one verse.’ [Exactly what I needed. Thank you Father!]

(Indexes are linked here) The Lord bless and keep you,

Charles Bundschu

Editor for the Author, Frank Ketoret

@wordlifejournal/charlesbundschu3@gmail.com

Also: new blog is Spiritual Soil Conservation

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A Birthday Philosophy

Birthday philosophy (loving birthday wisdom)
– Yeshua’s [Jesus’]  story as told to Levonah by himself. (Taken from chapters 2,3 and 4 of ‘Going Up with Yeshua’ by Frank Ketoret.)

The greatest gift as shown by Itallian renaissance painting. (Wikipedia)

(the visual of something given in the spirit of love)

“So tell me, Yeshua, about your day of birth — what do you know?” I said asking the first question I could think of.

“This is how my mother told me . . .” Yeshua said and looked away to see his mother walking behind us. There was a pause as he looked and I thought he might have her tell it, but noted how they were so involved with their own conversation.

“When she, Miryam, was betrothed to my (step)father, Yosef, before their marriage, she was visited by Gavri’el, an archangel who gave her an assignment to have me to be her son.” He said looking at me.

His look was so intense that I thought he could be telling me a big line to impress me. But I felt I had already crossed over that bridge with him. I will just have to believe and receive everything he tells me.

“That must have surprised her.” I said.

“Yes it did. She had been a faithful teenager and learned to serve in the temple faithfully as she had been dedicated with a vow to virginity, before her conception. She alone was prepared for such an assignment.”

“She must have had a spectacular bat Mitzvah.” I said.

“Truly.” He said.

“Anyway, she kept her wits about her as Gavri’el explained how she would become pregnant with the holy sperm of the Holy Father through Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit). And for her to trust Yosef and be his wife.”

“She had to be willing to agree to this? I asked.

“Yes. That is the wonderful thing. She was little older than we are . . .”

“And life brings her a literal bombshell.” I said.

“Of course she submitted to the angel’s request. But the details had to be divinely orchestrated.” He said.

“You mean Gavri’el worked out all the details?”

“Yes! You don’t know the half of it.” He said with big eyes.

Then tell me both halves.” I said facetiously.

“My growth in her womb was phenomenal. I was there only seven months.”

“Oh, how was that? Were you premature?” I asked thinking how a baby is delivered.

“No, it was normal — because my Father’s hormones were powerfully blessed — not subject to the curse.”

“The curse of sin?”

“That’s right. The curse of Adam’s sin was man’s great downfall. But humanity wouldn’t be the race it is today, and our people would not hear the prophets.”

That was a little beyond my Torah school training, but I understood what he meant.

“Without sin, our reproduction process, would be more efficient?” I asked.

“Exactly.” He said looking expectantly for me to hear more.

“When Yosef realized that I was planted in her, he was suspicious that foul play had occurred, and was even tempted to righteously put Mom away privately.”

“So Gavri’el came to the rescue!” I said excitedly.

“Right.” Yeshua said smiling and knowing how our walk together was just flowing along. “Gavri’el appeared to Yosef not in a vision directly, but indirectly, in a dream; which was none-the-less real to him. . . How he was not to be afraid to take Mom home with him as his wife, for I had been conceived righteously by Ruach ha-Kodesh. And he explained, ‘As he is a Son of Dav’id, that all the details were already established through prophecy.’” He told me.

“That is amazing!” I said slowly. Then I thought to ask, “What prophecy?”

“Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 7:14, in 730 B.C.E.”

“Wow!” I said. “Your birth was foretold over 700 years ago?”

“Yes. Just like God knew about you and your birth before the creation of the world.” He said.

“Only it wasn’t written down.” I said.

“That’s right, but the prophecy goes on to explain why.”

“You mean you’ve been sent for a specific reason?”

“The prophecy of Yeshayahu stated how my mother was a sign, a new creation — something never done before, which was a young woman having a child without knowing a man (intimately).” He said.

“That is remarkable.”

“But also it described how I would be named for the purpose of my mission.”

“Oh, your name means. . . ” I said slowly thinking of my Hebrew memory of classic words . . . “Yes, Ye’hoshuah!” (Salvation)

“No, Emmanu’el.” He said.

“Right. ‘God is with us’.” I said.

We walked a ways quietly and our pace slackened slightly as I had just received a huge amount of information to process. (How can this be?)

“Okay! Ok, ok, ok.” I said blinking my eyes like I was able to file his story into my mind’s memory-bank that had not been made yet.

“So, YOU are Him?”

“Yes.”

“You are God’s Son. The Holy One of Yisra’el?”

“Yes.”

“How can I be your friend, even a special friend?” I asked humbly.

“You are already a very special friend, even my sister — because I would not even tell you this.” He said.

The reasoning he expressed to me was hard to accept but he did it so gently, making me feel he was closer than a brother. I felt almost naked to him. His eyes were piercing but I knew him now well enough that I could trust him completely with all my failures and imperfections. I felt like, with him, I had no more shame. He convinced me that he was my special friend to cover all of our family with his supernatural Personhood.

We walked along side by side and I noticed there was no shadow between us. It was noon. Our assembly rabbi, Shim’on, who was leading us in a very long line, had stopped and motioned for us to gather around him. It was several minutes before everyone caught up to him at their pace.

“We are planning for an early supper at our first overnight at the small cross-road village of Yenin. We can rest here for a short rest where there is water to drink.” He said.

“Where is the water?” Someone asked.

“It is there.” Yeshua said pointing to the small roadside fountain.

We were near the sign that said, “Yitzre’el, Avital” with an arrow pointing back toward Natzaret and showed “16 Km” It was amazing to me.

“Oh yes! You won’t believe what I have learned!” I said.

“I think I know what you mean.” Mom said standing next to Miryam and Yosef.

Yeshua produced a small cup from his pocket and made the gentleman’s gesture to offer me a drink. I had heard mom say to bring one for myself, so we both filled our cups at the fountain and found a suitable place to sit.

A small shade tree was not far, and we dusted off the roadside bank to sit upon. There was many others around us whom had long been acquainted with him.

My thoughts began to think of our family sacrifice which we had tied to the donkey carrying our tent and baggage. It was sad to me to have to give up to God such a perfect lamb that was like our family pet, only serving a far greater purpose.

Yeshua could observe my eyes moving to the lambs.

“You are worried about your lamb sacrifice?” He asked.

“I have never felt that killing an innocent lamb was a very good thing to do, even to cover our sins.” I said

“Can I tell you a secret?” Yeshua said.

“What? About the lambs?” I said in reply.

“Yes. Do you know when they are offered to our Father in heaven, that they are rewarded and given new lives there with him. Lambs are very special to our Father.”

“That is a very wonderful thing to say.” I said.

“It is true.”

“How on earth do you know that?” I asked forgetting him.

“Because I am one of them.” He said.

“How can that be true?”

“I was sent to be the Lamb of God for you.”

“Okay. That is enough, Yeshua. Please stop. It is not fair that you say such a thing! It is a deep dark, and sinister secret that I don’t care to know.” I said in emotional upset to resist such thoughts.

“All right Levonah. I accept your honest feelings. But think about this from God’s point of view. His temporary provision for mankind to walk in holiness before him, is the lamb. He set the standard for this, and all our nation’s forefathers, over the ages, have struggled to keep up with His standard. . . but, it worked.”

“And now, you are telling me that God, your Father, is sending you to be the perfect permanent offering?” I said looking hard into his eyes for understanding.

“You know the Torah well enough to do bat Mitzvah, then you should know the truth about deliverance.”

“Alright Yeshua, fair enough. Tell me where in Torah can you show me the truth of God’s plan — to use you to be the permanent sinless lamb sacrifice.” I asked as I sipped my last sip.

“There is a prophecy made as early as four millennium ago, in B’resheet (Genesis) 3:15, that tells the curse of the serpent . . . you know this:

And I will put animosity between you and the woman, and between your descendant and her descendant, he will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel.” (CJB)

“Oh yes, but no! I hate snakes.” I said.

“Well, the point here is clearly that the ‘woman’s offspring’ refers to me, the coming Messiah, that He (I) will bruise and tread upon the devil’s head underfoot . . .” He said.

“I have known this curse but never thought of it as such a prophecy.” I said.

“But it also shows how the serpent (devil) will lie in wait and bruise Messiah’s heel.” He said.

“How does that refer to you?”

“I am the ‘woman’s’ offspring that qualifies to do this.”

“To do what? Bruise your heel?” I asked not fully understanding this truly strange application.

To be subject to the devil’s plan to kill the Messiah.”

“This is too hard to accept.” I said.

“No it’s not, Levonah. You have just heard about my birth — the miracle of it. Now you can understand why it was absolutely necessary.” Yeshua said calmly.

“It is the kind of knowledge that brings me to my knees to think of you being killed by the devil.”

“Ah yes, but don’t forget how I am equipped for the job.”

“All I can see is that your birth can enable you not to have to sin by rebellion towards God. That you are uniquely capable to crush Satan’s head.”

“But, and don’t forget this, at the cost of his bruising only my heel.” He said softly.

Our mini-break was already over. We pocketed our cups, got back in line to walk until sunset (or sooner). I let my mind think over what Yeshua had so poignantly tried to describe in my hearing. If he is such a rare individual, who am I to have found myself so closely brought into his personal confidence. How shall I live with knowing such eternal secrets?

Then it hit me! I had somehow become included into the divine plan for mankind’s redemption. I felt truly humbled with this new understanding.

“Two prophets proclaimed this truth. ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.’ Hoshea (Hosea) 4:6 (NKJV), and ‘Therefore my people will end up in exile

because they don’t know the score.’ Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 5:13 Msg, (in 745 and 770 B.C.E.) Yeshua said.

Our walk continued in silence for the rest of the way to the small village area we may spend the night. I had become numb with so much intense talk. What I needed was my own angelic dream.

We arrived at our destination for the day. A city called Yen’in, at the elevation of 450 meters which was on the first ridge, north of the Shomron (Samaria) and Dotan (Dothan).

“Can you help with the tent please” My stepfather asked me.

“Yes, of course, Sir.” I said thinking of all the good times we have had in our journeys with that tent.

As I was turning to help, I noticed Yeshua just standing where their tent would locate. He seemed to expect another to do his tent. And my thoughts easily reasoned how, ‘If I were him, I would probably do the same . . .’

Then he looked at me with a knowing smile as if he had read my mind and heard me thinking. This gave me cause to purposely think only positive thoughts. He was to be my favorite friend, I needed him to always lift me up. I knew I needed that. And, after all, that is what friends are for.

We got our tent up and placed securely. I located my blanket as on the side of the tent toward the east-side. We shared a meal mom prepared over the large common fire that the men-folk had built.

Following the meal, our rabbi led in the blessing, and began singing a psalm of praise. This was my most memorable thing to do when camping. We sang together with our families.

“Yisra’el our mother-land, you are good to us. Your victorious cliffs protect and guide. How can we ever fail your strength for our heart is your permanent house to abide.”

It was no-time and our eyes were droopy in the dusk of day. Everyone knew to go to sleep . . . even as the campfire was put out.

The real gift for you here is the invitation by the Spirit to agree with Levonahs heart receiving the knowledge of Yeshua and his beloved wisdom — what he lived in obedience to his Father, to do for us, you can have–turn away from your own understanding, and begin learning about Yeshua.

Oh, and be sure to read the full story found online here:  (Link to Going Up with Yeshua)

THE GREAT CITY REVEALED: ‘MYSTERY BABYLON’ IS AMERICA

MYSTERY BABYLON IS AMERICA

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(From: ‘Is America in Bible Prophecy?’ Pastor John Kilpatrick)
Sunday September 13, 2015

PASTOR KILPATRICK TELLS US LIKE HE SEES IT

“The Holy Bible does not literally say America is ‘Mystery Babylon’—in so many words—but in prophetic terms, in Isaiah, in Jeremiah, and in Revelation, the biblical description of our land, our nation, America, is un-mistakenly recognizable. Don’t get me wrong, I love America. But America is in (deep) trouble. Thank God for America!” Pastor John said.(all parens are mine)

[The texts for today’s message is 2 Peter 2:4-23; thru 3:9-17, which Pastor read.]

GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AT ISSUE FOR AMERICA

4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; 6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; 7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— 9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly (Americans) out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those (Americans) who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, 11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.

AMERICA IS CORRUPT

12 But these (Americans), like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, 13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. 15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.

17 These are (American) wells without water, clouds[mists] carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

AMERICA’S LEADERS ARE NOT TRUSTWORTHY

18 For when they (American leaders) speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped [barely] from those who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. 20 For if, after they (Americans) have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,”[Prov. 26:11] and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”

BUT OUR LOVING GOD IS FAITHFUL

9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some (Americans) count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us,[extraordinarily patient] not willing that any (Americans) should perish but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the [material] elements [of the universe] will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11 Therefore, since all these (American) things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we (Americans), according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness [uprightness, freedom from sin, and right standing with God] dwells.

CALL TO THE AMERICAN FAITHFUL

14 Therefore, beloved (American), looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable (American) people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

17 You therefore, beloved (Americans), since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked . . .” The Pastor said reading (New KJV). (My parens added for effect)

“HAPPY SH’MITAH! (Hebrew for release)”

“Does it seem odd to you that the greatest nation in the world is not mentioned in the Holy Bible? In the 1970’s, the Lord showed me this startling message. A revelation—shocking and suspicious; three different places is Mystery Babylon mentioned. Babylon was the large city in Iraq that was built by Nimrod. (see Map showing location) A rich city where the tower was built. The ‘Ziggurat’ it was called as an attempt to reach heaven. [This was stopped by God giving new languages to people where each family spoke different methods of communication.]
“So the literal meaning of Babylon was ‘confusion’ then, and the end time location is kept a ‘mystery’ as an end-time nation, must become a harlot church, an evil religious institution.” He said.

DEFINE AN EVIL RELIGIOUS INSTITUTE FROM ‘CONFUSING MYSTERY’

“Isaiah 18:1 (KJV) Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia.” (shown on large screen with the presidential eagle symbol)

The great seal of the United States of America by Charles Thompson, 1782 (Wikipedia)

The great seal of the United States of America by Charles Thompson, 1782 (Wikipedia)

“Any time Scripture says ‘woe’, this indicates terrible judgment. And ‘shadowing with wings’, is a symbolic bird that represents a land far beyond the Ethiopian rivers.

Verse 2 and 3; “Which sends ambassadors by sea, even in vessels of reed on the waters, saying, ‘Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth of skin, to a people terrible from their beginning onward, a nation powerful and treading down. Whose land the rivers divide. All the inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth; when he lifts up a banner on a mountain, you see it; and when he blows a trumpet you hear it.”


“A land that is ‘scattered and peeled’. (highlighted on the screen), another says ‘tall and bronzed’ (NJB). Is this a view of the USA? As a nation divided up—by rivers—and meeted out: States, counties, townships, land where rivers divide — are spoiled, polluted. And, verse 7, ‘Then, a present (offering) will be brought to the Lord of Hosts; from a people tall and smooth of skin; and from a people terrible from their beginning onward, a nation powerful and treading down, whose land the rivers divide – to the place of the name of the Lord of Hosts, to Mount Zion.’ ” Pastor said.

“AMERICA EASILY FULFILLS THIS DESCRIPTION”
Jeremiah 50:9 (shown on the big screen), “A great nation from the north country, I will raise up, and their arrows will be like those of an expert warrior. None shall return in vain.” This describes missiles that are set even now located in underground silos in Russia that are already programed to destroy every large city in America – the Holy Bible tells us about this!”

And verse 12, “Your mother shall be deeply ashamed.” Speaks of our parent country, Great Britain. “Behold the least of the nations, shall be a wilderness, a dry land and a desert.” Describing the desolate (American) state of growing drought—or total devastation.

Verse 19, “But I will bring back Israel to his home, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan; his soul shall be satisfied on Mount Ephraim and Gilead.”

“And she (Israel) has been proud against the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, but we (Americans) have become apostate, corrupt because our courts have excommunicated our schools from God. They have authorized abortion making judgments against the Lord’s law. Also in June the (American) Court of the Land rewrote laws of marriage—proudly sinning—causing an egregious affront to our constitutional protection.” Pastor said.

Verse 37, “A sword is against their (American) horses, against their chariots, and against their mixed peoples who are in their midst; and they will become (weak and defenseless) like women; a sword is against her treasures, and they will be plundered!” America is the melting pot (dumping ground) of the world.

Verse 51:7, “Babylon (America) was a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, that made all the earth drunk. The nations drank her wine. Therefore, the nations are deranged.” We are a wealthy nation producing many exports including fine wines. Verse 13, “Oh you (Americans) who dwell by many waters, abundant in treasures, your end has come, the measure of your covetousness.

“This description of our nation dwelling by many waters, shows the big picture of lakes and oceans and gulf. What other nation has this?” Pastor said.

AMERICA’S END IS COME

Verse 53, “Though Babylon (America) were to mount up to heaven, and though she were to fortify the height of her strength, yet from Me plunderers will come to her.” Says the Lord. Reference is made to (America’s) ability to claim the moon, and still many spoilers (terrorists) will come.” Pastor said.

Revelation 18:1-2, “And I saw another angel coming down from heaven and having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory,

“SHE IS FALLEN! MIGHTY BABYLON THE GREAT IS FALLEN!”

“(America) is fallen, and has become a dwelling-place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird.

Verse 3, “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath or her (America’s) fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

“The rich wares of our nation (America); all delicacies: automobiles, wines, t-shirts show us how world distribution was successful when emigrants are wearing Chicago Bulls logo design—symbolic of Americanism. Our foreign aid pays 150 billion dollars to Iran alone! Why not use such funds to house our own homeless?” Someone said.

THE CALL FOR ISRAEL TO COME OUT FROM AMERICA

Verse 4, “I heard another voice out of heaven call, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues . . . (verse 7) “For (America says) I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow . . .”

Verses 8-13, “Therefore, her (America’s) plagues will come in one day—death mourning famine and utterly burned with fire—for strong is the LORD God who judges her.”
. . . Verse 10, “That Great city of Babylon (America)”; they cried, Woe and alas! In one single hour your doom overtakes you! . . . Verse 11, And the merchants of the earth will mourn over her . . . all the products, including the souls of men.”

Verses 14-16, All (America)—have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all.” The lament of the loss of their economy. . .

Verse 17-21, “For in one hour such great (American) riches came to nothing. . . They threw dust on their heads when they saw it burning. “What is like this great city?” Shipmasters said.

. . . And the mighty angel, ‘Rejoice over her (America) O heaven! And you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!’ And threw a mighty millstone into the ocean—and thus shall the great city Babylon be thrown down.”

Revelation 16:18,19, “And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings, and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.

“Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon (America) was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the fierceness of his wrath.”

Jeremiah 51:42, “The sea has come up over Babylon (America), she is covered with the multitude of its waves. . . 50:32, “I will kindle a fire in the cities of the most proud who shall stumble, and it will devour all (America) around him.”

AMERICA VULNERABLE TO ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES (EMP’s)

A solar flare could do this, or one bomb exploded 20 miles above the earth, and the electrical power grid will fail. Two verses: Jer. 5:22,23; Is. 47:5. Into darkness:
“Do you not fear me? Says the Lord . . . But this (American) people has a defiant and rebellious heart; they have revolted and departed.

Isaiah 47:5, “Sit in silence and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans (Babylon-America), for you shall no longer be called the Lady of the Kingdoms . . . And (verse 7) you said, ‘I shall be a lady forever’, so that you did not take (my warnings) to heart, nor remember their result.

. . . (verse 9) in a moment, in one day . . . (verse 10) for you (America) have trusted in your wickedness, . . . (verse 11) And sudden desolation shall come which you shall not know. And verse 14, They shall be (America) as stubble—nobody shall save you”

I LOVE AMERICA!

The pastor exclaimed his love for America, because God is beginning to reveal her true nature, America is called the Whore of Babylon in the Holy Bible. Revelation 17:1-5,

“Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls said, ‘Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot (America) who sits on many waters, with whom the many kings of the earth committed fornication . . .


“And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads (demonic principalities) and ten horns (sovereign nations). The woman (America) was dressed in purple and scarlet (red-white and blue), with much jewelry, holding a golden cup full of abominations, and the filthiness of her fornication.

“And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS . . .”

Isaiah 17:7,8, “In that day, a man will look to his maker, and his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. He will not look to the altars, the work of his hands; he will not respect what his fingers have made, nor images, nor incense.”

Revelation 18:7, “I sit as queen—in the measure that she (America) glorifies herself and lived in luxury, will she suffer torment and sorrow, for what she said in her heart—I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.”


“The Holy Bible personifies the image of a woman widely known as an American symbol, the Statue of Liberty. Let me show you what her designer, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi in research of her shape decided to use the Egyptian goddess.

(Pastor showed pictures of sculptures and called them ancient depictions of Isis or Ishtar, and that Bartholdi decided to call it ‘Libertas’ which is a mythological equivalent to the Mother of Prostitution that wore a crown just like our Liberty)

Then Pastor John showed videos and camera angles of the New York harbor where ‘Liberty’ is located, that now represents America’s Democracy—still the symbol of the mother of prostitution—the whore of Babylon.

“What this has done to America, as the most famous sex goddess—over 65% of world porn comes from America. In any city in the world, an adult can find all kinds of porn. Preachers cry out, and God is trying to protect wife and family and communities. We need to hear this!” Pastor said.

“Sexual liberation began here in America having no shame, all in the public eye. Revelation 18:3, ‘For all the nations have drunk of the wine of her fornications. The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” He said.

Pastor showed a drawing of the world illustrating this. Then he became emotional and depressed, not wanting to show us symbols of pride . . . the dome of our Capitol building and the obelisk of the Washington monument. He showed the dimensions of both that commonly divided into 666 numerically. Representing the female womb, and the male erect penis (phallic symbol), America’s authority is replicating the Roman Vatican as well. (See this link to pictures shown)

Then the demonic pentagram laid out in the capitol streets with the Capitol Building at the lower apex, is seen from the map of streets—having seen before but not so high-lighted. This emulates the philosophy of Freemason Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who designed such an Illuminati symbol into the Capitol.

“This is not conspiracy-theory, but from history, so we can relate it with Truth.” Pastor said as he concluded.

“America, America, God shed his grace on thee . . .” He sang the short verse, emotionally (sentimentally).

“The end of America could happen any time. Do you believe the Scripture is true? Other church leaders are teaching this material. God is making his children aware of his righteous will. According to current events, our greatness as a nation has almost disappeared.

“The Great Whore is standing in the New York harbor. . . I’ve preached this every year since the seventies. Nobody wants this prophecy to happen. Pray for God to shake our leader! Wake him up! Let him see this!

“I am not a doomsayer! This warning is from me. This is not political—this is spiritual! We need revival! Shout Amen! This is only a heads-up. There are no regrets for what is said here—in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ—and as of today things can change: Repentance of America is possible if not probable.”

The service was ended with a call for prayer . . . In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.

[Editor’s note: This edition is made to clarify how God–who knows the end before the beginning–could possibly put words in the mouths of his prophets, 3500-2000 years ago, to tell of the last day, how our country does fullfill his words like no other country. . .because for America to become a ‘Great City’, it only has to continue as our young history has already demonstrated–being open to evil by tolerating every culture, and every religion, and giving everyone free choice not to respect the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. . .Everyone will come to our country so that they will fill up all of the available land, that will expand all utilities and every community, even with federal economy. It will take time for America to become one large, ‘great city’. The conclusion of this message is comforting, God’s judgment is coming, but the signs of the times confirm the timing is secondary and the reality of the certainty of the Truth about what deserves to be judged becomes clearer. It will be like the day of Noah. My vision tells me God’s merciful-lovingkindness is patient so that all can come to repentance–to be saved from the coming wrath. I can only hope you agree.]

May God bless and keep you,

Charles

@wordlifejournal

Dysfunctional Families are still Fully Functional Hearts

An 1845 protrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with the family of King Louis Philippe at the Chateau by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Wikipedia)

WELCOME TO DOCTRINAL (DIS) AGREEMENT

Today, I was surprised to have edited some of my former posts in wordpress.com, and discovered many good prospects for friends in facebook and twitter. The primary one was a young man that I had actually met when he was two years old. I immediately requested his friendship, and lo-and-behold, he accepted it, giving me access to his wonderful wall.

I met the little chap at a cousin party for the last Easter that I went to California in 1984, and I was more pleased to see his parents. (Can you relate with such events?) Let’s see, I had just turned 34, his present age is 45, so he was 4. I know his family was there, because they brought the wine. He has grown up to resemble the prince shown in the above royal family.

HE HAS WRITTEN A BOOK AND BLOGS ON WORDPRESS TOO

I have to write this because I confess I failed to keep up with his royal family by not writing, emailing, or sending cards – which I could have . . . but just didn’t. Also recently, I have befriended another handsome young man whom I also met at the same party, another second cousin once removed.

He recently married very well and I have seen his 2014 thrilling gallery.

I happened to be the senior member of my generation, but my generation is not that active on facebook. Now it falls to the next generation; and they are doing so well on facebook, that I feel a glimmer of hope, there could be a future reunion (prospects for dysfunctional hearts to return to functional hearts).

ALL CHILDREN LIKE CHURCHES RECOGNIZE THEIR MOTHER HOLY SPIRIT

My children are pretty evenly divided. Half have friended me, and half have blocked me. And I feel I have to suppose that they are right and that I deserve it. I was such a failure as their father. My father is not to blame. He was a prince of a man. I followed him into youth activities as Boy Scouts, but my rebellion despite his support; and my choice was not to become an Eagle Scout.

Such childish choice led me to wrong career choices and when a family came along following combat duty, I fit into a new culture that was not that fulfilling. College incomplete, I returned to military duty, only to find that personal choices dragged me down to lose a good wife with all four wonderful kids.

So, you may agree, I don’t deserve a royal functional family. It’s true. I had to leave small children with the oldest of twelve. Many friends told me that I could have never said anything about my overseas infidelity, but I had to fess up . . . such honesty flies in the face of any relationship. Divorse was devastating.

I made every effort to get my life back with help from friends. I made full confession to God and found his forgiveness and returned to feeling a worthy person again. So, I am reacquainted with the one Person who does deserve the worship of a functional heart: Our Lord (Adonai) Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah).

CHILDREN TODAY ARE JUST AS HELPLESS WITHOUT THEIR FATHERS

Now, our children from both marriages are long gone from their mothers, and have darling children of their own – their mother raised them well . . . with the help of friends as well. Prayer is welcome.

The last verse of the Jewish (Old) Covenant in the book of Mal’akhi (Malachi) chapter 3 verses 23 and 24 (or Chapter 4, verses 5 and 6 in Christian Old Testament) tells us of future hope in this regard:

“Look, I will send to you Eliyahu (Elijah) the prophet before the great and terrible day of Adonai (my Lord). He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers; otherwise I will come and strike the land with complete destruction.”

Have you seen this text? It is located just before Tehillim (Psalms) in the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) or at the very end of the Old Covenant in the Standard English Version (SEV). The point of hope is that it is both a threat and a promise. You see, only God knows our hearts, so only He is able to judge us correctly. And that means we have no right to judge each other.

THANKFULLY HOPE IS AVAILABLE

To conclude tonight, I want to remind my cousins just how thankful I am for their friendship on facebook. Their generation is now the heirs of the land. And land is what a prince most values, as it is just his family of kings and queens or prince and princesses that have taught him to be faithful. And they have prospered.

The problem of dysfunction in a royal family is resolved by the true words of children’s Bible stories . . . “And they all lived happily ever after.” (The Bible says everyone, every soul, lives forever, but every soul must choose where they desire to live, heaven or hell, life or death. The choice is still our own to make.)

May the Lord bless and keep you;

Charles

@wordlifejournal

PROPHECY OF THE YEAR

Prophecy of the year: Church of His Presence – Dedication

Portrait of Pastor John and his wife Brenda (taken from the EditorialLaPaz webpage with permission)

THE POWERSHIFTERS

Today, midmorning I was so inclined to listen to the second message of pastor John Kilpatrick that was given last Friday. I had heard the first message given the night before and was so impressed that I could not help think about it — and sometimes I feel a leading of the Holy Spirit — it was indeed a good use of my time. Before leaving, you need to check it out for yourselves, please listen to some highlights.

A suitable text is Daniel 1:17 ” . . . God had given knowledge and skill in every aspect of learning wisdom . . . understanding of all kinds of visions and dreams.”

HOW PLACES BEGIN TO SUCCEED IN THE WORLD

Pastor John began to review the history, of all places – Las Vegas, how it was before the boom when only 10,000 souls lived there and explained how the city struggled to make a profit. He quoted some names involved with its venture, basically a mobster. That person learned about the gambling casinos in Cuba and began to give himself to the secrets of their success.

He invited many more experienced persons from Cuba to show him how to change his operation. So they did. And he described the pattern of present day operations and how it grew. Many more hotels and casinos were built and pastor John named them all. The result he said was how the patrons come with their money and care less if they lose. The result was gamblers intend to lose, and the houses always win. But the patrons accept it.

How does this work? Pastor John says it is a spirit of gambling along with erotic and erotica, greed and easy profits. People are enticed to come from all over the world and are willing to agree to losing.

DIFFERENT LOCATIONS HAVE DIFFERENT DNA

“Different locations have different DNA.” He said.

Detroit was a hub for Auto industry; NY City and Rockafeller/Wall Street are the world center for business. And he explained how such places have grown and continue ‘shifting’ events:

Woodstock was a 400,000 people event that required 600 acres that was supposed to be a fun celebration of music. However, the location had to be changed to a large plot of land from Woodstock, NY, to Bethel, NY which created a vacuum of the American Mentality and spiritual powers shifted.

The age of Aquarius was brought into beginning of pornography, free love, and alternate lifestyles. The American culture was ready, and this one-week event enabled the ‘shift’ to occur.

Then, in the 60’s Martin Luther King Jr. came into his place — a vacuum and a shift in American culture. Because of a vacuum, a man emerged — power shifted in our country.

SPIRITS SEEK TO CHANGE OUR NATIONAL DNA

Spirits seek a voice. In the world, humanity has changed, even today . . . these spirits will change the DNA of our nation.

Evil will begin to teach doctrines of demons in our culture.

“Political Correctness” is deception by evil spirits that churches are crippled by. Principalities are regions of demonic authority that ‘arch’ over and above regions. When the culture is not challenged, then its nature is perpetuated and becomes ‘normalized’.

“Such bondage is impossible to deliver from. Unclean spirits always seek a place of rest.” He said citing Matthew 12:43, and Mark. 1:23:

“The spirit of homosexuality is not ours — we are in agreement with Jesus. . . Political correctness is not challenged because anything/everything is being accepted as ‘normal’.

PREACHERS ARE A SUBCULTURE TODAY

“Ministers today are become a subculture, which is not the Gospel. We must be what God is for and not what the world is for. It’s time to stand up!  . . . The spirit of Evil still seeks rest. My dream is that God will raise up ‘Powershifters’!”

Pastor John then, began to review his history as a young minister and pastor with The Brownsville Church in Pensacola, FL. He described how God spoke to him that, “The heavens are ‘brassing-over’; if you preach what I tell you, I will hold back the brass (dome – from New Orleans to Florida).”

“It was those entrenched spirits that can get stirred up to resist evangelism — “If we are going to war, we need to get serious!” Said Reinhardt Bonke.

“THE LORD SHOWED ME WHAT TO DO.”

The remainder of the message explained the exact steps the Lord had shown him what to do to keep the heavens open and let revival fall. It was in 1993 that he was told that prayer was the key and the whole church family had to be participating.

The Holy Spirit had broken in Toranto, Canada where the heavens were opened. Pastor John tried to get a hold of the Vineyard’s pastor John Arnott but was unable to do so. So his wife volunteered to go, and they made that possible. Pastor John told of the suspense he felt, when she finally called him.

The description of what happened is what I believe is worth everyone should hear. It was a true power shifting in the whole community. But it didn’t happen over night. The fellowship all were in unity and complete devotion . . .

There was this little woman in his church that called him one day for an appointment to speak to him. She had traveled to Seattle, WA and described a prophecy given by Doctor Cho — how revival would begin in Alabama, and move east and up along the east coast to over-power the evil spirits that have strongholds -resting with secular powers, and eventually move throughout the western states because of the latter-days are here.

DENOMINATIONS SHIFTED

On Father’s Day 1995, Evangelist Steve Hill and partner Lindell Cooley actually began the revival and stuff happened — denominations shifted.
The prophecy of Ezekiel of the river measuring to the ankles, then the knees, then to the waist, and to the head was descriptive of the meeting place. Love people! Don’t tolerate evil! Resist evil spirits – no rest for them with us! Let them cry out: “Leave us alone!”

“Alabama churches can create a powerful shift, and begin to shift America — to be revived for true worship and a new level of preaching — fresh anointing is coming!” Pastor John said.

“Isaiah 4:4, The glory will be our rear guard. So get ready!”

(I have been impressed to share with you about the excellent messages that we can view at CHP, because they are just into a new building, and the followers of John Kilpatrick Ministries are growing more committed. Please hear the exciting prophecy for yourself. Be encouraged! We are in the last days. If you haven’t experienced their services, plan to spend at least 2 hours watching them.) 🙂

Charles

@wordlifejourrnal

Pastor Cooley’s Dedication of CHP


The Dedication of the Church of His Presence (CHP) by Lindell Cooley

Song leader and evangelist-pastor Lindell Cooley in Brownsville Florida in 2008 for the Holy Spirit Revival

This past year, a few weekend-before-lasts, actually, December 7th,, the new building of the Church of His Presence (CHP) was dedicated officially by three services. The first was Friday night, with guest speaker Reinhard Bonnke, evangelist, and the second night was supposed to be Perry Stone, the Assembly of God Evangelist, who didn’t turn out due to a health issue, but no matter, Pastor John Kilpatrick stood up and said what he said the Lord (Jesus) wanted him to say. But the last night, the anointed music leader Lindell Cooley was given the place to also sub for Perry Stone. (Both Pastor John and Pastor Lindell joked about how they were standing in Evangelist Perry’s anointed shoes.)

Of course following an extensive praise and worship with both music leaders leading, the Presence of the Lord is evident because of the words, the familiar melody, and the participation of every member present. This was the musical lead-in of the song brother Lindell is known for: “We will Ride!” (This is a powerful theme of the Lord’s return to show Himself to be seen of all the world and catching up to his glorious herd of armored horses everyone who is ready will join their Master Commander and ride — ride in the charge of the Angel army of God, to destroy all enemy forces Zech. 14:5, Mt 25:31 — anyone not WITH Christ/Messiah is against Him.)

HIS GLORY FILLED THE TEMPLE

2 Chronicles 7:1,2 As Solomon finished praying, fire flashed down from heaven and burned up the sacrifices! And the glory of the Lord filled the Temple, so that the priests couldn’t enter!

The one remarkable text which Pastor Lindell alluded to is found in 2 Chronicles 7:1 and 2. This is the biblical description of God’s idea of holy dedication — everything was made perfect! Nothing was not done, everybody was satisfied with their work on God’s house. All the carpenters and stone masons were paid handsomely. And everyone stood in front of their king who lifted up his arms to say the right words pleasingly to God.

This is similar to CHP. The huge new building was filled up. Everyone there wanted to be there, and wouldn’t miss it for the world. Everyone worshipped the Father, and the prayers were said . . . similarly but for one thing — the name and Glory of the Son filled the hearts of the people in the building.

Solomon sacrificed 22,000 bulls and 120,000 sheep (verse 5) for the dedication of the Temple . . . but for the dedication of CHP only one sacrifice had to be made to qualify as Christian (Messianic) Church, and enable the Father to acknowledge his presence in the Building. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Eph 3:10 The Church is going to show you its manifold wisdom — assembly of the redeemed — is the most important institution — the splendor of the Bride . . .

1Pe 1:24,25 But the Word remains forever, and this is the word which by the Gospel is preached to you: man’s glory is as the flower of the field — grass that fades and falls away.

Lk 16:15 the gates of hell will prevail over all but one — the Church — are you them which justify themselves before men? But God knows your hearts — for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Ro 8:19,21 The earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifistation of the sons — glory of the children of God; the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who subjected the same in hope . . . BECAUSE THE CREATURE ITSELF SHALL ALSO BE DELIVERED FROM THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION INTO THE GLORIOUS LIBERTY OF GODS OWN CHILDREN.

Eph 3:14-21 My solemn prayer is this to the One that the entire family of the earth and of heaven is named — to grant you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with all might, by the spirit in the inner man — that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith — being rooted and grounded in His love, may be able to comprehend with us all to know His love — surpass knowledge and be filled with God’s fullness . . . unto him be glory in the church — according to the power that works in us — HE IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY ABOVE ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK! — in all ages be His glory in His church — world without end. Amen.

THE TEXT

“. . . That now, unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.” (Ephesians 3:10)

THREE POINTS

1. Who are these principalities and powers? They are rulers and antichrists, — cosmic forces of evil. The ‘prince’ of the power of the air.

2. What is the divine wisdom of the Church? It is the mystery of Christ — content of the secret.

3. How to make this ‘the manifold wisdom of God’ known?

Read how God through revelation has made this known to us, and you will understand and know — knowledge in the mystery of Christ) revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel — for which I was made a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by his power — even to me, the least of the saints, that I might preach the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all men to see what is the mystery which has been hidden in God — who created all things by Jesus Christ . . . (Ephesians 3:1-10)

Genesis 12:3 For all the families of the earth will be blessed IF THEY WILL BLESS ISRAEL (and cursed if cursed)

Romans 15:8,9 Servants (to the circumstancised) because Christ was made a servant to them for the truth of God to confirm the promise he made unto the fathers. So the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy — as it is written . . . “Therefore, I will give praise to thee among the Gentiles, and I will sing to thy name.” (Deuteronomy 32:43; Psalm 117:1)

THE OPEN INVITATION

The Church of His Presence does not claim any exclusive rights for God’s presence in their building — but its members do claim inclusively that God is with us both collectively and individually. (According to God’s Word) All who agree with Israel and with the New Covenant can by faith join us and be blessed and not cursed. (Even from any distance, online from the web.)

Pastor Lindell Cooley did bring a memorable message.

May the Lord bless and keep you;

Charles

@wordlifejournal

September plans are fulfilling Bible prophecies to the very day!

The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) super conducting, particle separator in Switzerland. (from Web.cern.ch)

PROPHECIES CONCERNING SEPTEMBER 2015 IN GOD’S MIND

Just lastnight, Friday, Pastor John Kilpatrick brought a two-hour non-preaching message to Church of His Presence (CHP) that unfolded some accurate, provable information convincing him that ‘A September to Remember‘ must be told.

Pastor began by explaining this information is biblically sound and calls it his revelation of the watchman on the wallHis mother’s advice about eating fish applies, he said. “You can eat the meat, and spit out the bones.” And he said that, as a boy, he had a vision about seeing heaven. Since then, he said he thinks of himself as a watchman on the wall.

1 Peter 4:7, “‘The end is at hand, be sober and watch!’ . . . The dispensation of grace and the church is coming to a close.” He said.

Matthew 24:36, “‘As in the days of Noah’ . . . Now we are facing the end – is the Tribulation here? No man knows.” Pastor explained a date and time cannot be claimed because all the time-zones and days are different. “When 9-11 happened, God warned me. I saw it in the heavenlies. Today, there is nothing. But, –  folded up under Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s warnings, we are confident, something will happen.”

“The prophet’s dreams and visions are credible. God said he’ll do nothing, but when he does, he will warn his children. . .”

1 Thessalonians 5:2 “The day will come as a thief in the night. For when they say peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them as labor pains – and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness . . . you are all sons of light and sons of the day. – therefore, let us not sleep . . . but watch and be sober.” (verse 6)

THE FEASTS TELL US EVENTS HAPPEN BY SCHEDULE

“Pray about the events to come. It is interesting to know about the feasts of the Lord. There are two periods of the year that they are observed, the spring and the fall. They are all divine appointments. (‘moads’) The spring feasts are prophetically fulfilled, where the fall feasts are not.

“Leviticus 23:2-44, tells us how the Lord gave specific instruction to Moses about his feasts; those fulfilled were of his first coming, while those not fulfilled are of his second – yet to happen. The point made was that each event was fulfilled on that very feast day (as if by schedule).”

Pastor presented a chart showing a spring block on the left and a fall block on the right with circles hanging from each that specify the seven feasts: four, on the spring, and three on the fall. Here it is:

from the richardwaynegarganta.com website with permission

From this study presentation, the pastor was caught into an exciting flow of thrilling exultations and praise: “The heavens are going to be full of angels! He shall rule and reign! Worship the Lord of LORDS and the King of KINGS! (and all the congregation was standing and rejoicing with the pastor).

“Notice there are seven feasts. In the first seven months of the biblical calendar. And seven is the tribulation will be seven years, and have two parts. Seven, seven, seven, and seven . . . Genesis 2:1-3, on the seventh day was blessed with rest. The Sabbath is the seventh day. The Shemitah is the seventh year, a year of rest, or release. Leviticus 25:3 tells Israel not to sow or prune.

“The ‘Shamat‘, the ‘remission’ is the last day of the seventh year. Pastor explained how Deuteronomy 15:2 is called the Lord’s release. The date is Elul 29 on the Jewish calendar (September 13th). The Jubilee is seven Sabbaths of years or 49 years, and on the 10th day of the seventh month the trumpet is sounded.

“After the Shemitah year, in the month of Tishri, (September and October) is the seventh month, and the first month of the civil year for the Jewish nation . . .

WHY REMEMBER THIS?

“Why remember these details? The Jewish Shemita can bring judgment for seven years. Follow this record of Shemitah years: 1972-73: Roe v. Wade; 1979-80: Iranian crisis; 1986-87: Black Tuesday; 1993-94: (    ?    ); 2000-2001: Nine-eleven; 2007-08: Stock market crash, DOW lost more; 2014-15: (yet to happen). Two weeks ago, the stock market fell – crashes on the same day of 9-11 or 9-14: a sensitive day.

“Our economy is like a doomsday predictor. The great Shemitah of 1917-1918, General Allenby ordered a fly-over, not to bomb, just to fly over, and caused a victory. Isaiah 31:5 predicted, ‘As birds fly . . . so will the Lord defend Jerusalem, will come down to fight for Mount Zion’.” Pastor said.

“December 9th of the Gregorian calendar, the 24th day of the 9th month – on the very day that happened! In 1966-67, a Jubilee, both falling after Shemitah; in 2015-16, Jubilee year: Solar and lunar eclipses. Then follow the dates of their happening: March 20, April 15, October 8, April ?, September 28 (a super-moon).

THE BLOOD MOONS ARE A STRIKING SIGN IN HEAVEN

Three blood moons (eclipses) that give the hue of red by the attmospheric filter, but is seen from Jerusalem. The rate of historic observances are remarkable. Shown here is a graph that indicates its record:

(Wikipedia reference)

Wikipedia reference of a full eclipse

See: ‘A tetrad of 4 blood moons all on Jewish feast days in the Shemitah year – a once in two millenial event.’

SINS THAT GOD DOES NOT TAKE LIGHTLY

“Four sins that God does not take lightly: 1. No other gods. Jeremiah 16:18, “I will repay, idolatry (idols). In July this year, a satanic statue in Detroit was errected. Oklahoma was chosen but flatly refused to have it. It is 9-feet tall. Who would want such a thing anywhere? (I had to delete the statue here, it was distracting.)

Next, pastor John Kilpatrick showed video views of the Empire-state building in New York City.

“The images of Kali, demonic godess, projected on the entire edifice of the city-scape for public view. She is the ‘Black one’, new-age mother, who is facing God’s judgment. Only one hope for America is still Jesus!”

Everyone in the room applauded the pastor.

“America’s idols are flaunting before our God: When we replace God, with self exultation; in our heart we are saying seven ‘I-wills’: 1. I will ascend into heaven. Boldly, Satan said in pride who caused this. Not Allah, not Buddha, not another way: Jesus-Yeshua is the only way!” Pastor said.

“Amen!” Said the congregation.

2. Exalt my throne above the stars! Proverbs 13:10, ‘Only by pride comes contention and strife.’

3. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds . . . marriage problems, iniquity driven by pride. ‘The educated think they are above others.’ God says: ‘My word will never pass away.’ Pastor said.

“Amen!” Said the congregation.

“The Bruce Jenner’s sex-change debacle is all about self-interest. Changing identy from God’s choice is idolatry. Jude 6 tells about the angels that have left their right place, God has reserved everlasting chains in darkness for their Judgment Day.”

“4. Lucifer is on the sides of the north, and in danger of judgment – wants to be like the Most High. But he shirked God, unseated God, and defiled a nation. The second sin of homosexuality in Leviticus 18:24 (fear the Word of God)   “Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for in all these things the nations are defiled which I am casting out before you.”

THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE SINS

Even the land, all sexual sins: a volcano is earth vomiting! Storms are vomiting people. Earthquakes vomit people out.”

“God: ‘The land is full of adulterers; for because of a curse, the land mourns. The pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up. Their course of life is evil, and their might is not right.'” Jeremiah 23:10 NKJV

“Newsweek: ‘the California drought’; our courts desecrated God’s commandments; God’s rainbow is desecrated. (Pastor showed their are seven colors in the rainbow, but the Gay-Pride flag has only six.)

“Third sin: Shedding innocent blood.

Numbers 35:33 (AMP), “So you shall not pollute the land in which you live; for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood shed in it, but by the blood of him who shed it.”

Pastor showed the god of Molek and the sacrifices of children placed on its hands and they are rolled down its arms and into its burning oven. “Now can we compare America’s sacrifice of innocent life to the 57 million aborted children?”

Genesis 4:10: “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” (NKJV)

“Blood has its own language – it automatically calls out from the ground. America’s blood does this. Recent news about selling fetuses parts by Planned Parenthood, see the videos replayed here . . . may God have mercy on us!”  Pastor said.

“Christian men being beheaded is next. Their heads are literally sawn off using such small knives.” He said.

Isaiah 26:21c, “. . . the earth shall reveal her blood and will no more cover her slain.

“The fourth sin is breaking covenant. Isaiah 24:6 ‘(Because they have broken the everlasting covenant,) Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.

WHY AMERICA WAS MADE GREAT

“Abraham in Genesis 12: 2,3, ‘I will make you a great nation; I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ Is there a direct correlation here?” Pastor said.

“God raised up America and President Truman who was the first to defend and support Israel. History tells us England was punished for not doing so by refusing the Jewish people.” Isaiah 11:11a, “It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people who are left . . . (naming all the nations, and how he will set up a Banner for the nations.)

WE MUST CONTINUE TO STAND FOR ISRAEL

“God blessed America under President Bush (#1). But our current President is threatening to break covenant of peace – at the United Nations. We must stand for Israel! Obama is dangerously rebellious. God has a cup of iniquity.

“Genesis 19:9a, 15, homosexuality brings a swift penalty – it’s time people hear this!” The audience applauded.

“HURRY! Said the angel to Lot. Forget politically correct, America’s soul hangs in the balance. Tell the truth! Heaven is angry now! Judgment is here! HURRY! LEAVE NOW!” Pastor screamed loudly.

AMERICA NEEDS TO REPENT

“We covered the Signs of the Times prophecy conference in July, and we said it would be about 90 days. That period was estimated from July to September 13th. Our president needs to publically repent. (Although it probably won’t happen) But if he would, then, swoosh – the judgment would desolve.” (repentance means change what is wrong, like reverse Roe v. Wade, and gay-marriage rulings.)

“In Luke 12:18-20, Jesus tells the parable of a rich man who plans to increase his capacity to store his grain, hording his wealth . . . but God intervenes into the story and says tonight, your soul is required . . .”

WHAT IS PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER

“On the 1st, World Day of Prayer for Creation.

“On the 11th, Shemitah (Sabatical) event in Jerusalem.

“On the 13th, the solar ecliipse. (God waits to the last day.)
“On 9-14 is the feast, Rosh Hashanah (New Year).

“On 9-15, is the 70th sessionof the U.N. General Assembly and has scheduled a vote to recognize Palistine as a state. (Despite Israel’s objections, the vote can be earthshaking!)

“On 9-17, Congress votes to accept or rejet the Iran treaty. (Disrespecting Israel if ratified) National disaster, earthquake if we don’t stand up for Israel.

“On 9-21, Muslims at Hajj.

POPE’S VISIT

“On 9-22, 23, Yom Kippur; Pope Francis in the White House.
“This is the 266th pope received on the 266th day of the year. (?)

“On 9-24, the Pope speaks to congresss.” Pastor said, and showed the comparrison of the Vatican with the Capitol Building and the Washington monument. The similarity is striking, though not by accident, obviously. (Visuals shown to illustrate the objects of primevil, of ancient mythical god’s body parts.)

“On 9-25, Pope will speak to the U.N. General Assembly.” Pastor said showing a video called ‘Five hundred days to Avoid Chaos’ – and the last day (500) ending on this very day. On 9-28, Feast of Sukkot (tents) is the last of the blood moons, a super-moon as seen from Jerusalem . . .

LHC  TEST

“And finally, on 9-28, the Super Hedrin Collider (pictured at top) built by a corporation called CERN, is to produce a scheduled test. This test is to show cataclismic results. Described as accellerating molecular particles to the speed of light – 300 feet below earth’s surface, in a large circular tunnel (as seen) of 7 mile radius.

“Such a testing of colliding a mass of electronic particles at such speeds could produce anti-matter, and dark-matter – with the hopes it will open a space-time portal.

“Steven Hawkings, a world renowned physicist, said even multiple portals – even a time machine. An engineering miracle. LARGE! (Is this tampering with destructive forces that only God has rule over?

“Genesis 11:3-6, shows how certain leading person can attempt to build a tower-bridge to heaven. God intervened by changing human communication permanently. Can this open a Stargate? Or will God send his Delivering angel – His Son as King of KINGS?

Revelation 9:3-7 (AMP),  “Then out of the smoke locusts came forth on the earth, and such power was granted them as the power the earth’s scorpions have.

4 They were told not to injure the herbage of the earth nor any green thing nor any tree, but only [to attack] such human beings as do not have the seal (mark) of God on their foreheads.

5 They were not permitted to kill them, but to torment (distress, vex) them for five months; and the pain caused them was like the torture of a scorpion when it stings a person.

6 And in those days people will seek death and will not find it; and they will yearn to die, but death evades and flees from them.

7 The locusts resembled horses equipped for battle. On their heads was something like golden crowns. Their faces resembled the faces of people.”

“Note the emphasis on the names of Abaddon and Appolion as son of perdition (verse 11). And note the corporation’s logo: a circular arrangment of three numbers: six, six and six.  It is noted that in Hebrew, the numbering is three letters called vav, vav, vav, – which is where the internet gets it’s address: www.

“Also the design of the corporation, CERN, also displays the symbol for the mythical godess Geneva (Hebrew, Sheva) a statue of the husband of Kali, where the female is stepping on it, symbolizing, ‘destroyer’. Is this a company that was built by Satan – the Archenemy – or what? John 10:10 tells how the thief is at the door – but the good shepherd comes through the door of the sheepfold (human birth); Satan will come some other way.” Pastor said.

To  conclude, the pastor explained the importance of preparing for the most violent event imaginable.  But the greatest preparation is with the heart. “We must all get right. Forgive everyone everything. Call or go by whomever you need to. Get right completely.  God will honor this and help bring this to happen. Amen?”

“Amen!”

May God bless and keep you,

Charles @wordlifejournal

Humility’s epistemology is America’s life or death sentence – Video

“Before thee We sent (messengers) to many nations, and We afflicted the nations with suffering and adversity, that they might learn humility. When the suffering reached them from us, why then did they not learn humility? On the contrary their hearts became hardened, and Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them.” — Qur’an, Surat Al-Anaam 6:42,43

“Successful indeed are the believers, those who humble themselves in their prayers.” – Qur’an, Surat Al-Muminun 23:1,2

“Scholars note humility before Allah and the will of Allah (Sharia) is demanded from every Muslim.[21] Donald Borchert[22] states that the concept of humility in Islam is different than the concept of epistemic humility in philosophy. Islam requires its faithful to be humble before God, but also preaches triumphalism before non-believers and those who have a different religious beliefs.[22] Islam does not believe in epistemic humility, that is where a person is open to the possibility that his worldview may not be complete, or may have flaws, or that the alternate spiritual views may contain valid insights.[22]” (Wikipedia: ‘Humility‘)

Proverbs 18:12 (AMP) “I, Wisdom [from God], make prudence my dwelling, and I find out knowledge and discretion.”

Proverbs 29:23 (AMP) “A man’s pride will bring him low, but he who is of a humble spirit will obtain honor.”

Taken from chrisbrauns.com

Here is a good explanation for the loss of Christian humility. If we focus on experience or academic study, and we choose not to function in joint belief with regular worship, singing and hearing bible reading with balanced with creation, then the active growth of the fear of the Lord and attitudes of humility, confidence, love for Savior, and resistence to evil is limited. (Deut. 10:12,13; Exodus 20:18-21; Psalm 31:19; 130:3,4; Isaiah 66:1,2; Ephesians 3:14-19) [Each reference from biblegateway.com]

Today’s post is about humility. Yesterday’s post was a little over the top. It was showing too much of the real me. Not that I am ashamed, because it was honest enough – honest enough to expose my ignorance of how ministry works, and that my heart is not fully committed to marriage and family as God wants.

I need humility, and our country needs humility. Our family needs humility, and our church. So what came first – our family, or our nation? Our family. And what came first, our church or our country? Right! Our family or our church? Right, our church because it had become the conservator of our humble faith.

WHAT WOULD BRING AMERICA TO IT’S KNEES?

You ask what can our country do to reverse the extreem error of the American Enterprise? One thing: Knowledge of and obedience to God and his laws. Classic philosophy holds that the theory of knowledge, epistemology, is the first, or foundational branch of all its branches of philosophy. (Why is obvious.)

The point is, if America is not working, then it should not eat. (A biblical principle). Law-makers are become a laughing-stock, when the laws they make are not given provision to be enforced correctly, and they continue to think more laws are needed. That’s hypocritical! And such unproductivity needs to stop.

In the wake of 9-11, our leaders, both Presidents spoke out in defiance of the enemy attack, “We will build the tower again – even more glorious!” They failed to realize it was God who removed our ‘hedge of protection‘ because of rejecting God in our schools and his word in our courts. (Link: Jonathan Cahn Youtube video)

THE BLESSING OF HUMILITY

Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.” (Numbers 12:3)

This verse is interpreted by knowing how the context shows if he humbled himself – to be characterized by humility, or was humbled by God. The former infers that since he heard his voice willingly, his heart was humbled already. Where God found him at 80 years old, as a shepherd, in Midian (place of judgment).

“The New Testament shows mankind only in relation to God, where the cultural Greek use of humble is poverty, sociallly powerless and shameful, rarely in a positive tone, commending an unassuming or obedient attitude.” (From Professor L.O. Richards, Expository Dictionary of Bible Words, Zondervan 1985)

2 Corinthians 10:1 (AMP) “Now I myself, Paul, beseech you, by the gentleness and consideration (humility) of Christ [Himself; I] who [am] lowly enough [so they say] when among you face to face, but bold (fearless and outspoken) to you when [I am] absent from you!”

DANGEROUS DOCTRINES

Colossians 2:18,23, (AMP) “Let no one defraud you by acting as an umpire and declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions [he claims] he has seen, vainly puffed up by his sensuous notions and inflated by his unspiritual thoughts and fleshly conceit, . . . Such [practices] have indeed the outward appearance [that popularly passes] for wisdom, in promoting self-imposed rigor of devotion and delight in self-humiliation and severity of discipline of the body, but they are of no value in checking the indulgence of the flesh (the lower nature). [Instead, they do not honor God but serve only to indulge the flesh.]”

PRAYER OF HUMILITY FOR OUR NATION

Prayer breakfast and President calling for humility, and condemning ISIL. But here, President Obama stops short of expressing remorse and confession of our defiant failure. We need to repent! To turn our schools back to prayer, and put God’s Commandments back in our courts, according to 2 Chronicles 7:14:

“If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”

Pastor Rick Warren prayed for me and my house last week and it is also worth repeating, “Father, bless the house of your servant.

May the LORD bless and keep you,

Charles

@wordlifejournal

We can’t have the mind of Christ without the heart for God – video

The ‘Mind and Heart’ by Artist Ralph Helmick (Wikipedia commons)

GOOD MORNING Chub Lake!

We live on an acre of land that we call Chub Lake. (It is a Boy Scout Camp in the Sierra Mtns) It is a good name because it is all land and has no lake and no Chub in it (Chub is a clean fish that is environmentally adaptable to the mile-high elevation, feeding on the lake vegetation that grows there.)

But it’s the trees here that make our home so pretty.

The trees make our front yard like a garden estate with Maples, Hackberry, and River Birches (taken April 27, 2015)

Here, the large pines are full-size linking with Dogwood undergrowth (taken April 27, 2015)

Yesterday was a bad day. (Sorry, I’ve got to get this off my chest.)

This morning’s devotional reading was helpful: 1 Corinthians 2 and verse 5, (AMP) ‘So your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God. . . . verse 12: ‘Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but to the [Holy] Spirit who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God.’ . . . and verse 16: ‘For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct him and give him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of his heart.’ [Isa. 40:13]

Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as his counselor has taught him?’ [Romans 11:34]

For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood his thoughts, or who has [ever] been his counselor?’ [Isa. 40:14]

With whom did he take counsel, that instruction might be given him? Who taught him the path of justice and taught him knowledge and showed him the way of understanding?

ONE SPECIAL PRAYER IS KEY

Early yesterday, I received a tweet from pastor Rick Warren, of the Saddleback Church in my home state (author of Purpose Driven Life) and his tweet said ‘direct from @Rickrickwarren7, Hello beloved.’ His picture was plainly recognizeable and I quickly accepted that it was him (or a staff member).

This is what made it a bad day.

He asked what he might pray for me and my heart’s concern. I told him I am concerned for my dysfunctional family – that it’s not close due to divorce, distance, and death. So he immediately prayed five paragraphs. (linked here) I thanked him and received it.

Then he (or his staff member) asked me to give a donation to a certain charity, which in my mind is not unreasonable, but I have no access to funds.

So I replied that I felt like it was not wisdom to give (in order to get) for increasing the value of our request of God – in other words, to add weight to my heart’s desire [prayer]. So I declined politely, thanking him and/or his staff-member (The direct tweet is on Messenger App and works differently than public tweets.)

When I got around to sharing what happened, Wife came unglued. (If wives do such things: ‘Hell hath no furry!’ – you know.) She thought since I am sincere about praying for family relations improving, that I was querying her for money to give to the legitimate charity – I had to check that out too. She is CFO here.

Such strife has become our mode of honest communication. We’ve battled through the fear that our budget is not as big as it used to be, but who doesn’t? I explained as good as I could that this was a real opportunity to make an offering if we can, and that the prayer was specific with faith-believing.

THE MIND OF CHRIST IS ALWAYS IN PERFECT SINC WITH THE HEART OF GOD

The huge Loblolly pines that shelter our Dogwoods and memorial garden in the front yard

Kris Vallotton Ministries says in 8 minutes what this is about.

HOW THE HUMAN MIND IS DESIGNED FOR THE DIVINE BRAIN

The artist of this abstract brain, that is wired together with small panels, may also be related to my second daughter’s hubby, Mark. (Isn’t that just like God?) [Or is that the brain of the abstract artist?] See the mind of the brain in blue as shown all around the brain-proper (which is in green). Think about that.

With such an abstract image of an intricately designed brain-shape, we can be willing to increase our level of imagination. And since our conscious soul is contained within this, like a long, thought-out plan, we can agree with the linked panels that green and blue are cool colors. (Oh! Is that an egg in the center panel?)

An egg contains all the materials needed to produce an offspring as a true fertility-symbol. So we are saying, how the mind of God produces faith through the heart of God’s love: The Gospel egg, John 3:16. And this describes what Paul (Sha’ul) said to the Galatians (chapter 5, verse 6 AMP):

“For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.” That tells me that biblically, the heart is bigger than the mind – and both within the soul. And, in the center of the mind, is the heart of the Gospel.

Proverbs 22:17-18, (AMP) “Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them.”   

MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH

At sunset tonight looking west from glowing Ginkgo-biloba tree that is a gift from dear friend in memory of our recently departed son

I am not a member of the Saddleback church-community. I haven’t lived in California for 55 years. But today, our agreement for family relations to improve, with its senior pastor yesterday, is being answered. Just a few moments ago, after starting this article, I met with my ex-step-daughter-in-law (if there is such a person, married and divorced from second Wife’s second son who died in February.) 

GREETINGS FROM THE NOT TOO DISTANT PAST

She was all smiles and asked if I was with Wife (her ex-mother-in-law), and I admitted she was waiting inside the store for me to join her. But I told her I had a bone to pick with her. She shook her head and she was unaware of any cause for that. When she visited us last, she left in a huff. I explained.

Wife said she (daughter) had told her on no uncertain-terms to not communicate with the grandchildren without her knowing. That hurt Wife’s feelings. The energy around the visit was congeniel, until I heard Wife crying in shock about what was said. So I confronted the daughter who smilingly waved-it-off as having laid down rules, personally, and had to leave to pick-up her daughter.

Then I could see the dynamic mis-communication and was able to relate such meeting with Wife. She was surprised that the prayer I shared (link to prayer with a distant pastor, even yesterday) is already bearing fruit. What a Godsend! She’s an active local Baptist Church Orchestra member, ex-daughter-in-law admitted to being faithful, with her children. (Thank You God!)

GOD LOOKS UPON THE MIND OF THE HEART

1 Samuel 16:7 “But the LORD said to Samuel, look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” (AMP, the reference is linked to biblehub.com and has several versions listed.)

Do we think our life’s events are keeping us in trouble with each other, or with God? We can’t fool Him. He is always on our side. Why? Because he has made us and not we ourselves (Psalm 100:3). If we think in our heart, we know him – because of his written word (promise), and his faith, which changed our mind toward God, and our behavior to accept his community: Then we can know the truth, and . . .

John 8:31-32 (CJB),  “So Yeshua said to the Judeans who had trusted him, If you obey what I say, then you are really my talmidim, you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Yeshua-Jesus is our Deliverer. His finished work of perfect human sacrifice for us by Jewish law is our permit to be free from sin’s penalty.

HERE IS A REASONABLE CONCLUSION

Sunset looking west from Ginkgo-biloba tree to Loblolly pines

“The primary function of the body is to carry the brain.” Charles Edison, about his father’s thinking . . . “The brain, besides directing motor activity, is of course, the instrument by which one remembers, considers, evaluates, thinks. And it is through the wonders of the brain that one knows God, the Creator of it all.” (Taken from the introduction of the book: WORDS THAT INSPIRED HIM by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.)

In their new book, The Story of Marriage, John and Lisa Bevere describe their relationship as having gone through what I have described here with Wife and me. Their quest asks how do we get here? I have linked the first chapter because when I saw their interview this week on TBN, they said all marriages go through this. Their ministry website has given us 33 pages to tell us they found the answer.
I am impressed that although, our lives seem helter-skelter, and we seem to have no control, there is still  hope. Truly the heart of God is real and more present than we know, so that having the mind of Christ, we are able to recognize his love and loving thoughts about every detail of our lives. What’s missing?

Prayer. We don’t pray together. This is big. This may be the central or root cause. Not having total trust in me, Wife is left alone to figure out how to live with me. Am I the problem? Yes.  I have to read more about the answer, and commit to be a better husband rather than just a partner. (Thank you Father!) Amen.

The LORD bless and keep you!

Charles

@wordlifejournal

FAMILY STUFF – What do I mean when I say I’m praying for you?

(Wikipedia) Jesus of Nazareth praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, ‘Father, it is for them I pray they may be with me where I am and always see my glory.’ Matthew 17:24

It occurred to me this morning when I wrote a birthday message to one of our favored grandchildren, that they may want to know exactly what words I pray regularly for each of them.

I have just completed viewing online class of the history of doctrine (teaching) of the Scripture and the Church which is part of the Theological Studies program at the Dallas Theological Seminary. Have you seen that? It is truly worth the time. Dr. John Hannah presents information every Christian needs to know.

But that teaching about teaching, did not in any way affect, modify or change my daily prayer. (Thank you God!) My prayer is taken from the book, The Ransomed Heart, by John Eldredge. It is speaking directly to all of the Godhead, together and separately, and includes all of the works of Yeshua-Jesus, applying each to every person listed in my personal prayer list, by name.

I began this discipline around 12-years ago, when Wife and I joined the local ‘fellowship‘ of believers. We did complete the member training classes, got certificated, and each went on to get acquainted with the life-interest groups we might relate with. And so we did. The men’s fellowship captured my heart.

GOD SHOWED ME A PRAYER TO PRAY

The men of our fellowship were reading through a book written by John Eldredge (for men) called ‘Wild at Heart‘. I enjoyed the insight of that book along with the few men at that early morning gathering. Then, it was a time Wife and I decided to take the younger grandchildren out to the garage sales at the neighbor’s.

There was nothing that anyone said they wanted, but we felt we had to get something. It was then that Wife picked out a book I might like to read, and I noticed the author was John Eldredge. Yes, I wanted that book. The wife paid a dollar for it. Called Waking the Dead, the prayer was included in that book.

At first, I thought it was a long prayer, being several pages long. But the thing covered all-the-bases. We have to be specific in prayer when asked to pray for someone. But generally, I can pray all of God’s provisions given to us within all that our Savior did for us in his body when he was here on the earth.

I SPEAK TO THE TRINITY AS ONE GOD

Beginning by offerings of praise and thanksgiving as he is worthy of all men’s praise. I offer my life and my worship to him with my whole spirit soul and body. (I sense that he really wants to hear me tell this.) Then I speak to the Father thanking him for loving and choosing me before he made creation.

“I worship you, I love you, I trust you.” Pastor Eldredge says to pray. Then, I speak to Jesus (Yeshua) offering thanksgiving for his ‘ransoming’ me with his ‘own life’. (I want to respect the copyrighted words as they are not my own.) “I am cleansed from all my sin through your shed blood.” Pastor Eldredge prays.

The words are universal words. Just like over the twenty centuries how the Church has taken the Holy Scriptures and reduced them down to just what such a big document is saying for believers to believe and pray believing. Next, we speak to the Holy Spirit (Ruach Ha-Kodesh), worshipful words he/she deserves.

THE POWER OF SUCH A PRAYER

In each paragraph for The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, is the declaration of love, honor, and how important each person is, and acknowledging their blessed presence in my life. For Yeshua, each of his works — the cross, the resurrection, the assension, I can apply and identify with each personally.

This may in fact seem above and beyond the call of duty, but not according to Pastor Eldredge. We are together in his death, burial, and resurrection. Yes! This is what the apostle Paul (Sha’ul) teaches in the New Testament. Pastor links all texts in his work, Waking the Dead. (Amazon.com: I gave my copy away.)

Taking authority over the archenemy is central. I speak inviting Jesus authority over my life, and I cast down any evil influence, and I claim with all my spirit soul and body, the Evil One has to leave in the name of Jesus — so that I can experience the fullness of the work of his ascension — truly applied to my life.

THIS PERSONAL PRAYER IS EFFECTIVE BY FAITH

What I have just shared is personal, and only a small part of it is mentioned. I recommend that as friend and follower (facebook and twitter), that you search out this book, linked above. Read the whole marvelous prayer. And you can pray about praying it in your daily journey. It is called the Daily Prayer for Freedom. (You may read this prayer in entirety by clicking on the ‘look inside‘ link of Amazon.com, above.)

ONE TEXT ABOUT INTERCESSION

James 5:14-15 (AMP) “Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name. And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

So with this word, I give you the link for my daily intercession. I read the names of each person in our family: both outlaws and inlaws (from exwife or exhubby) and all the cousins, and all the friends, workmates — everyone that I am acquainted with, and those we may not want to be. . .

In all that I now pray, I include, (say the names, with an open ear to the Holy Spirit — and,) Holy Spirit apply to all those all that I now pray on their behalf.” Or not, there is no hard and fast rule here. I am just sharing what I have been daily proving is effective in living on this earth, in our dysfunctional family.

It is raining like cats and dogs right now. It is nap time. All the lights are on, and we are rejoicing in our hearts for the good rain. The gutter is cleaned last week, the uphill side of the house is trimmed and rivelets of water are flowing normally. The lightning is loud and comforting. “I hear you Lord!”

The Lord bless and keep you!

Charles

@wordlifejournal