Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Psalm 5

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

7But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

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For the American readers:  there is no way to prepare for what is coming on our country except to repent, cry out to GOD and hide yourself in HIM, trusting that HE will provide provision for sustaining or HE will provide grace to endure suffering (or both)!

Judgement can be great suffering but it can also rend greater things too, like repentance, like waking up to reality; renewing a sense of Who GOD Is.

And we all need to wake up.  Lest anyone of us think we've got it together, I urge, please pray, we are so much weaker than we know!


Hold on tight to your faith.  Watch out for false teachers, preachers; watch out for 'the masses', for wide is the road to destruction, even if it seems like a 'christian road'.

Love, love, love!   Love your family and friends-hug them tight and pour out the love of Jesus into them, giving them encouragement. 

Love your enemies, because we are commanded to--for once we too were enemies of Christ!


Pray like you've never prayed before! 3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

 Revelation 8




Your prayers are not some 'lessor work'!  For some, this is what you can offer to the LORD.  Maybe you cannot go into the streets and preach or give money to the poor.  Pray!!!


Give thanks, because we are near to the end.  Step by step, moment by moment!  Trust and Obey.



FATHER, thank YOU for YOUR precious people.  Thank YOU for making us born again!  What a great salvation!  What great promises!  What great mercy!!  What great love YOU have!  Amen.


I heard Psalm 62 while praying the above.

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

2He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

3How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

4They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

5My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

8Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

9Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

10Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

11God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

12Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Revelation 21

1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 

3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.


Glory to GOD!  What a precious and wonderful promise we have from our FATHER!  That HE will wipe away all our tears!  That there is coming and soon, a time where there is no more pain, suffering, death or sorrow!!

But look!  2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

How can this be?  Because the flesh profiteth nothing!  It is the Spirit that gives life! Amen!! Hallelujah!  

I read so much encouragement from the Bible this morning!  Though our flesh perishes our spirits are renewed day by day!  

Come quickly King Jesus!!

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FATHER for all who have read this blog and all who may be reading it now, for all YOUR children that YOU know intimately, please bless and protect each one of them.  Give them the grace to endure all things and to hold on to YOUR great promises!!
Amen.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Tiny Witness

Darkness Darkness (The Darkness Of Heaven)


I was writing a response to one of the comments on 'A Greater Separation' and listening to a Chris Tomlin song where one of the lyrics was 'greater things are yet to come', and suddenly my lap top shut down.  I am talking, instant black shut down.

This keeps happening with computers and sometimes my cell phone.  They will just die. (Sudden death).  Gordon has bought batteries and I think, stop buying batteries, just let it be!

Anyways, I thought it was a tiny witness of sorts.

King Jesus said He will come like a thief!  1 Thessalonians 5:2

Many have an idea of a soft, sweet, marshmallow jesus, that is understanding and pleads with people to come to him.   Images of jesus standing on portals, crying, pining for people, reduce him to a girly man--the ultimate insult!!!

King Jesus did not chase after anyone!  All came to Him!  Was He kind and compassionate?  Sure.  And He still Is, but lest we forget, Jesus is The Light (in Genesis 1).  He Is the King.  Blessed are those who tremble at His word!  

We must understand that Jesus came as a lowly servant, endowed with power, but will return as Mighty King and Judge.

Isaiah 66:16  For by fire and by His sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.  

(Plead in this sense is more like rendering/recompense.)

He will come as a thief to those not expecting Him.    His people are commanded to WATCH AND PRAY!  To be on our guard and ALERT!

http://biblehub.net/search.php?q=watch+and+pray

Bible verses on watching, praying and preparing.

A Word of Warning

Storing up on Bible verses and testimonies and songs of praise will help you in these dark days!  When persecution and sword comes to America, the underground church must be very careful!  Careful to build your own self up in your most holy faith!  No man or woman can do that for you!

We must become 'like a weened child' not wanting for encouragement.  If it is the LORD's will that He brings it to you, than amen, but can you or I live and walk in obedience without it?  I am talking encouragement from other people, places or things.  Is King Jesus enough?  Will He be enough when things go very dark, spiritually?

What are you doing now to prepare yourself?  Now is the time to ween.  

I have a book I read called Clippings From My Notebook, by Corrie ten Boom.  You can order it here and it will probably be around five dollars.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0840741022/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=1-1&qid=1430672972

If you are not familiar with Corrie ten Boom, she and her sister (and most of her family) were imprisoned during the Nazi regime.   She wrote about her times in prison and concentration camps:  unbelievable circumstances that would kill most people physically and spiritually.  

Another book is Richard Wurmbrands, Tortured for Christ.  Honestly I could only make it through half the book, even though I had read Foxes Book of Martyrs years before.  Reality can be staggering!   But when death is upon us, being in denial brings no real comfort, for reality will come to each of us!

We can all say that we can live without something, but have we tried?  What would life look like, without said person, place or thing?  I want to leave you with an excerpt from Corrie ten Booms book, the third chapter titled The Three Locks.

   "Three times in my life locks were closed behind me and, after a time of imprisonment, opened again. 
   I learned how it feels to be behind a door that can be opened only from the outside.  Those were difficult classes in life's school, but in a difficult class one learns much, especially when there is a good teacher.
   My Teacher was the LORD.  He made me learn from experience that, for a child of GOD, a pit can be very deep, but always below us are the everlasting arms of our LORD.
   The first lock that closed behind me left me in a cell where I was in solitary confinement for about four months.  In my book Prison Letters you can read what a miracle of blessing I experienced.         The fellowship with the LORD was so precious that I wrote to friends outside, "Please never worry about me; sometimes it may be dark, but the Savior provides His light and how wonderful that is.  I am surprised that I can adjust so well to being alone in a prison cell."
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Hold on to your tiny witnesses!

FATHER i ask in JESUS name, please bless YOUR people.  Please open our eyes to YOUR truths.  Make us like a weened child, resting and settled at YOUR feet, like Mary listening to YOUR voice!  



Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Greater Separation

Many times throughout my life I have experienced separation.  Separation from jobs, people, places, the past, false doctrines etc...

I have been sensing, as some of you know, another separation and that being from participating on the internet.  Allbeit, hard, not impossible, for all things are possible with GOD! Amen!

I came off of facebook a few days ago.  I asked my husband to take my name off and to tell our 'friends' and family, that if they need me or wish to commune, they may call or text. (We had a joint account.)

Funny, its a social network, but there is not much socializing going on and there wasn't one bit of encouragement for me in my walk with Christ, so I sensed FATHER leading me away from it. 

The time for this blog will be ending soon this month.

I sense FATHER wanting me to encourage you to remember that the Holy Spirit teaches us all things.  1 John 2:27.    GOD has also preserved the Bible that is loaded with testimonies and teachings that can encourage believers.   I heard a testimony of a man in China who had a page from the book of John and shared it with his community.  It was enough to bring many to Christ!

Make time to memorize Bible verses and Christian songs so that you can encourage yourselves at all times.

Prepare yourselves for the coming of King Jesus.

1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 

 2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

 3And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

 4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

 5Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

 7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 

8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18

The Bride must prepare herself!  When Gordon gets home from work, I try to have things in order. I try and have some meal prepared.  I try and look nice and pop a mint in my mouth.  I try and greet him with warmth because he is working so hard for our family and I am very thankful not only that GOD has provided the ability to work, but for Gordon being willing to work and be diligent.  And all that willingness, comes from love!

Gratitude, appreciation, thankfulness, understanding what he has to go through each day; these things I keep in mind!

Often times children or friends, can get in the way of having a few quiet moments together.  We have to be diligent to mark out our time.

We have to be like Mary, who chose the better thing (resting at Jesus's feet and listening to Him).

Perhaps the bride (as described in the Bible), after she accepted the engagement and went and veiled herself, didn't play with her girl-friends anymore, but rather spent time with her mama listening to a woman's advice on womanly things.

I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

Proverbs 8:12

A time of quietness and preparation of such, that has nothing to do with freeze dried foods or stocking up on ammo.  It is Holy Spirit lead.  

And GOD will lead all HIS people!

1 Corinthians 4:12  And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vindication

The word vindication means; the act of avenging or revenge, lay claim, set free, defend.

Sometimes vindication comes a long time after a fact.   (Perhaps you are waiting or have been waiting on the LORD about something?)

I recently had a little moment of vindication, but what I learned from it, is that all vindication did was assure me that my longsuffering during something wasn't unnoticed by the FATHER.

And really, if we think clearly about this, we ought to pray we are full of mercy and faith and love.

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


Isaiah 66:6 Wheat and Tares


The Parable of Wheat and Tares


Ripened wheat

ripened wheat


<b>Tares</b> And Wheat

tares among wheat

According to some of my research, tares, never fully ripen.   I wanted to post some other images of wheat fully ripened because they are so heavy with fruit that the heads are bowing.   Other images showed tares (darnel) in a ripened stage, looking rather grey, where the wheat looked golden brown.  (Some images are not able to be posted.)

Isaiah 66:6  A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.

Isaiah 66:
1Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
2For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
3He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
4I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
5Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
6A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.


The LORD lead me to Isaiah 66:6 concerning a one I had been praying for (some months ago).  Is this person a tare?  Only GOD knows.  HE tells us to love our enemies.  This can be quite challenging.

I want to encourage you to press in on the LORD.  Press in, enter into HIS gates with thanksgiving and praise.   Through JESUS CHRIST, we can come boldly to the throne of grace!  

Boldly meaning 'we can approach'.  

I was speaking with a sister last night and we talked about how there is a lack of righteous fear of the LORD.  

Who are we to approach the LORD?  Heaven is HIS throne and the earth HIS footstool!  Yes HE is our FATHER, but HE is KING!



Psalm 2: Kiss the Son, lest HE be angry, and ye perish from the way, when HIS wrath is kindled but a little.  Blessed are they that put their trust in HIM.

We must love the tares, for once we were enemies of Christ!  Love and let GOD judge.  


This sister and I talked about a greater separation.  I sense it:  a deeper calling to love not your life even unto death!

I sense a greater separation from the usual and that FATHER is going to lead in such a way that we will be able to tell clearly who is a tare and who is wheat.


Wise as a serpent, gentle as a dove.



Things are becoming so crazy and busy.  Any time you have to worship FATHER in holiness, DO IT!  

Prepare!

GET READY!


FATHER in JESUS holy name, I ask, please wash YOUR people in the water of YOUR Word!  Where else can we go?  YOU have the words of LIFE!   Wash us LORD!  Cleanse every blind spot!  Clarify minds, bodies and spirits in JESUS name!  Prepare, provide and watch over YOUR people FATHER.  Thank YOU for YOUR precious awesome love!

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After praying I got Mark 9:12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.

What do you think it means?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GOD's People Can Endure!! Amen!!

This is the day that the LORD has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!

Can we honestly say that?  Can we rejoice in the LORD in a world gone mad?  Yes we can!  Because GOD's people have great and very real promises from our heavenly FATHER.

1.  Hebrews 13:5   Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.


2.  Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.


3.  1 Corinthians 2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.


4.  James 1:12   Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.


5.   Romans 8:    28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 

29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 

30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 

33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 

34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

More than Conquerors

35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 

38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.   


There are many more verses in the Bible that bring us much encouragement! Amen!

The Bride encompasses her husband.  She is about her Husbands work, not the work and the issues of this world.  Yes, if FATHER is leading you to do something in politics, government, civics etc...than do whatever HE is telling you to do!  But we do HIS will, not our own!  The Bride is covered, hidden; she is under the banner and covering of love from her Husband.

for thousands of years the <b>wedding</b> <b>veil</b> has been noted as one of the ...

Her face is focused towards her Husband and away from this world.  


FATHER please encourage YOUR people today through YOUR word, through YOUR Holy Spirit. YOU teach us all things amen!   Help us FATHER to endure till the end.  Amen.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Beyond!

A few years ago, I had a massive gall bladder attack.  During the attack the LORD asked me a question:  "If the pain never ends will you deny ME?"

I wondered if I was going to be in that kind of pain until death.  But as I continued to pray, I sensed FATHER asking me a deeper question.  I knew that in the last of the last days, we would experience a great peace/pain paradox.  It is such a paradox that only faith can understand it.

Of course the gall bladder attack eased up and later on I had it removed.  

If you are passionate about life, you are probably living it as full as you can.  At the same time, you are 'mind blown' at the atrocities, and casualties of this on going war we are in.  It is, in slang, beyond!

I was thinking of the word beyond and was reminded of Stephen in the Bible.

Acts 7
 41And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. 

42Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

43Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

What does that mean, 'beyond Babylon'?  I don't exactly know, maybe 'beyond a certain region', but this world is becoming 'beyond'!   Babylon is pure insanity: what's beyond that?  Just sheer godlessness?!
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If you are visiting Testify for the first time, I urge you, pray to JESUS and surrender your life to HIM.  There is no hope other than JESUS in this world.  One out of one person's dies every day.  There is NO escaping death, but there is an escape from hell.  'Believe on the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST and you shall be saved.  Get baptized and start living in obedience to GOD.  Read the Bible, it has every answer for life you will ever need.  

Time is so short now!  Repent of your sins and turn to Christ.

John 3:16, 17