Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Coming Great Earthquake

In Revelation 16:11 we read, "And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.'

Let us think on that for just a second.  No matter how bad things get in the last of the last days, there will be those who will not repent!!

As of today, I have had major confirmations about an earthquake vision I had a few years ago.  I realize when folks talk about visions/dreams or words they have had from the LORD, there is much doubt cast, because of all the false prophets.  And really, I would say, test the spirits to see if they are of the LORD.  Who is Deirdre?  Again, just a crusty pot.

A few years back I had a quick dream.  I saw a map of the USA.  A line was drawn from Texas, straight through to New York.

I heard in my spirit, "There is a fault line where there is no fault line."   End dream.

At first, I thought this dream might be personal.  

Since the time of this dream, which I had put on the back burner (in my journal), I have come across some confirmations that this is a real event that will happen in the near future.  The first being that Pastor David Wilkerson was killed in Texas around the same area as the line starts.   Given that he also had a vision of a great earthquake and was killed in the very state that legalized abortion, it seems metaphorically fitting that the start of this earthquake would begin in Texas.

The next sign I had was a video I was watching (several months ago) about fracking and earthquakes.
At the 20 minute mark, the gentleman draws a line, almost exactly like the one I saw in my dream.

On Friday, I shared that the LORD had given me Isaiah 6:12 to read in response to my question of where we are at-time wise and what is coming.  'And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.'   

Today, I've been doing some Bible study and the LORD lead me to re-read Revelation starting with the Seven Seals in Revelation 6.

These seals seem to open one right after the other without stopping and look at verse 12!

"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair,and the moon became as blood; ' 
Rev. 6:12  (Isaiah 6:12!!)

Look, time is running out.  Ask FATHER what it is you need to do on a daily basis.  Do not fear.  Fear is not of the LORD!  Fear has to do with punishment.  The heart that fears, has not been made perfect in love!  No need to fear punishment if you have received the One Who received the punishment for you! (Yes, pray that you are worthy to escape all these things, but what kind of escape?  Will you be willing to let all go? Remember Lots wife?)

When the Christ Church New Zealand earthquake happened, one geologist noted that there was now a fault line where previously there was no fault line!

In short, I believe this earthquake will start the domino effect of the nations falling and will be a sign of the seventh seal about to be opened, which ushers in the seven trumpets!

I asked the LORD, "Before I close this out, what more?"  HE gave me Isaiah 66:12

For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

Who is the "her" in this Scripture?  Peace in the midst of Pain, this is where the Bride stays and endures till the end!


Folks this little video segment is just a teensy weensy hint into where we are at, in this hour: the last of the last days.

Warning: disturbing footage.  They try to block out cussing.  This is no joke.  My daughters work in food 'service' and people can get quite insane when they don't get what they ask for.   This is how some people act when they don't get food 'their way'.  Did you read that right?  What will they act like when the don't get food PERIOD!???

Philippians 3
17Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.18(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 

A Famine In The Land

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

In the last days, people will be much like zombies, since they rejected The Truth (JESUS), they are given over to the flesh which is destroyed, either slowly or quickly.

People want JESUS 'their way', and GOD even says, "The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?"  Jeremiah 5:31

The Truth Sets Us Free/ Who is Israel?

I haven't included the others parts of this because I feel that this speaks quite clearly.

The People Gathered Out Of Many Nations Assaulted By Demonic Powers
The mysterious names Gog and Magog have allowed endless speculation as to the wicked power which is widely said to form a coalition of rogue states and military factions which will allegedly attack the modern political state of Israel in the latter days. However, in this series, and related broadcasts, books, and videos, we have shown the identity of Israel is the crucial factor – as opposed to the identity of “Gog.”
Indeed, the New Testament keys the issue of the identity of the redeemed to every individual’s perception of the true identity ofJesus of Nazareth. For instance, Christ cryptically identified the former fisherman, Simon Barjonah, as Peter, when the disciple of Christ completed His translation into the kingdom of God, via his verbal confession that he now understood that Jesus is the long promised redeemer of Israel:
“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church… ” (Matthew 16:16-18). 
The idea the contemporary people-group known as Jews is to be identified with the “Israel” addressed in this prophecy, dovetails nicely with the doctrinal apostasy which has thoroughly immersed the world in the last century. However, as we showed in parts I-IV of the present work, the LORD’s promise to redeem Israel is on a Spiritual level, as the chapters preceding the Gog and Magogaccount are laced with prophetic metaphor, and Spiritual identities. For example, it’s self evident the redemption of Israel occurs within the hearts, minds, and spirit – and Ezekiel’s language is clearly anticipating the born again experience detailed in the New Covenant:
“I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh…then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you” (Ezekiel 11:19, 36:25).
At the heart of the perception problem in the Gog and Magog passages, is the widespread refusal on the part of the “believers” to recognize the identity of “Israel” as the Christians -- redeemed Israel – a Spiritual body consisting of former Jews and Gentiles, who are already united under Christ, and gathered out of many nations:
“Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord” (Ezekiel 38:23).
Phrases such as the “mountains of Israel,” which occur throughout the book of Ezekiel, tend to draw our attention to the landscape of literal topography, but the prophet makes clear that God speaks to the identity of Israel in mystical, metaphoric terms. For instance, early in Ezekiel’s marvelous book, the prophet is told to prophecy against the “mountains of Israel” (as well as the hills, rivers, and valleys) for the great sin of his people:
“Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places” (Ezekiel 6:3).
Those “high places” that are destroyed are described in the New Testament as “every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God” (II Corinthians 10:5). Needless to say, a physical sword cannot do a great deal of damage to a literal “mountain,” so it’s obvious that God is speaking in a figurative sense. This is not an isolated statement in this particular prophet’s writings, for when the LORD says He will “feed [Israel] in a good pasture” (Ezekiel 34;14), virtually no-one thinks the Jews will be grazing on green grass at some point in the future.  Thus, the pattern articulated in Ezekiel plainly predicts a metaphysical identity in the “mountains of Israel.”
In light of the fact the New Testament categorically tells us God has reconfigured the potter’s clay known as Israel into a “spiritual house” (Jeremiah 18:4, I Peter 2;5), we should not be surprised to find the various Gentile nations surrounding the LORD’s chosen also have spiritual identifications. Further, this recognition of the “principalities and powers” (Colossians 2:15) which exists behind the veil of ethnic identities is not unique to Ezekiel, as most of the major prophets similarly saw “through a glass darkly” (I Corinthians 13:12).
An excellent example of a parallel to “Gog” with his “bucklers and shields” (Ezekiel 38:4) is the “king of Tyre” with his “ships” and his “merchandise” (Isaiah 23:1, 18). In Isaiah’s description of this “king” known for his mercantile trade, the passage definitively morphs into a vivid characterization of an evil angelic entity, one who was present in Eden, and fell from his previous position of honour:
“Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus….Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God…Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou was upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou was perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee” (Ezekiel 28: 12-15).
It is self evident that not one of the kings of Tyre was ever “perfect” – to say nothing of the fact that these kings lived long after access to Eden was barred to humankind (Genesis 3:24). It is in the same sense that Ezekiel identifies Pharaoh as “the great dragon,“ thrashing about in his symbolic “rivers” (Ezekiel 29:3), who is also the object of the LORD’s indignation.
Since Tyre’s king is referenced as a fallen “cherub,” and Pharoah is seen as a “dragon,” one can only wonder just why it so difficult for us to see the account of Gog is also addressing an ancient evil personality:
“Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?” (Ezekiel 38:17).
It is certain that genuine discernment of the identities involved in the Gog saga is obscured by the fact the prophecy has crossed covenants. For example, we recognize Pharaoh as empowered by a “dragon,” but that evil was physically manifested in conflict with Egypt – a historic foe of Old Testament Israel. The same is true of Tyre, who is characterized as a “merchant,” an enticing power seen as seducing the LORD’s Old Covenant people with commercial greed and avarice.
However, in the case of Gog, the text plainly places him in “the latter days” (Ezekiel 38:16), which would indicate that a conflict withChristian “Israel” is in view. In this regard, since this Spiritually regenerated Israel is not a physical nation, it follows that neither isGog, or any of his confederates – at least not the “Gog” making war with the saints. Since the “mountains of Israel” speak of the body of Christ around the world, the forces of Gog and Magog would also be asymmetrically distributed, as demonic entities deployed globally, and equipped with spiritual weapons for a lethal offensive battle against the people of the LORD.
Back on the physical side of this world, in describing the enemies of the Israel of God, the Spirit of the LORD chose to utilize place/names which lend themselves to geographic locales. As the true Spiritual identifications of the various players in the Gog and Magog panorama are only revealed to those with “ears to hear,” it is also to be expected the physical corollaries to these place/names would be widely misunderstood, in order to allow these perceptions to further the strong delusion – that ominous phenomena which speaks of how the LORD Himself has vowed to send a significant, deluding error, upon all those who have not received the love of the truth (II Thessalonians 2:11, 10).
Thus, the Gog and Magog cataclysm in the Spiritual realm, is actually ground zero in the heavenly battle between the chosen of God – born again Israel – and the assortment of wicked entities which wage war against us. Conversely, the physical locales pointed to in the text will invariably manifest the turmoil seen in the internal war and, although the identities are not at all as they are commonly perceived to be in a geographic sense, it is inevitable that such a devastating conflict in the heavenly realm will be externalized in physical destruction and cataclysmic events in this world.
-- James Lloyd

Friday, July 18, 2014

July 18th, 2014 Please Hear The Word of the LORD

After prayer a little bit ago, I felt lead to share what the LORD gave me.

I've been earnestly seeking FATHER on personal issues as well as issues for HIS people, particularly HIS called out ones (those that have come out of Babylon and Babylon is out of them!)

After many months, HE has given me many confirmations of HIS judgment.  Today's answer was given in Isaiah 6:12  'And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.'

As I continue to pray for mercy on those that seem deaf and dead to the LORD, HE reminded me of this verse:

Ezekiel 14:14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the LORD GOD.

Please read the following Scripture and as David did, 'strengthen yourselves in the LORD.'  As the news and the 'rumors of wars and such' continue to escalate, so the Bride must hide herself in Christ (this is your righteousness).  

Ezekiel 14
12The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, 13Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it: 14Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD. 15If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts: 16Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate. 17Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:18Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves. 19Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast: 20Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
21For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast? 22Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it. 23And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.

Isaiah 6
Isaiah's Commission
8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
9And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
11Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
12And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
13But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

Please note: many times I include a lot of Scripture because there are readers/visitors from all parts of the globe that visit this website (not thousands, and I am not bragging, just making readers aware).  Please pray for those that use the translator who may not have access to a Bible or even a Christian, who may read these Scriptures and translate.  Pray for those brethren that do not have the luxuries that we in the US have.  According to the blog statistics (how accurate are they? I do not know.)  This is the activity for this week.  Please pray for those brethren that are caught up in the literal cross fires of these sadistic wars.

United States
South Africa

FATHER please help YOUR people today amen.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Little Something

The famous Grace Kelly.

I've always like the sheer elegance and modesty of this wedding dress!  I like the way she is veiled, but you can get a glimpse of her glory (rather, beauty).

The church is the glory of her Husband, King Yashua.  She is radiant, healthy, 'young', glorious.  She is 'fertile' (the desirable essence of the 'young bride'.) (See Isaiah 54:1)

The Bride of Christ, does not show her goods off to all the world.  She does not get tangled up in the affairs of this world.  Her duty is to her Husband, Who leads her.  What is His desire?  What is His will?

Isaiah 54:5  For thy Maker is thine Husband; the LORD of hosts is His name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The GOD of the whole earth shall He be called.

In Obadiah 1: 11-14, I am learning that 'grace' and elegance of the Bride in her dealings with the world.  Say a warning one time and then stand back.  Never come out from underneath the veil, which is symbolic of Christs covering.  Do we argue with truth? 

Sometimes when we warn people, they may want to argue.  There is NO argument with Truth!  There is no need to argue.  The Word of GOD is sharper than a double edged sword!  It's easy to look upon another and 'see' what they don't see.   GOD sees all in all.  It is vital that we only look upon our own selves and "come out from among them".  'Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.'

What dirties the Bride?

If a person heeds not a warning, what do you think?  "Let him who steals continue to steal...let him who is righteous continue to be righteous."  The end of all things is near.  Speak from behind the veil of your covering.  The Bride must not unveil herself, lest she be caught up in the flood!

(Even though this is a Muslim couple, I like the essence displayed here.)

 This bride is fully veiled.  She can see, but no one can see her!  Yet look at the delight of her husband!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Short Testimony About How GOD Makes You Ready

I am going to try and recap the events of the last few years and hope that this gives you some encouragement.  I am going to condense it as best as I can. But before I do, I want to share these verses.

Matthew 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.

I have over the years witnessed a series of times when GOD indeed used situations to 'balance' things out and I believe that this is true:  in order to gain, there will be a loss.  So if you are wanting to gain something, I would say, be prepared also to lose.  

In July 2002 we bought our first home.  More like glorified renting-we had a mortgage.  I really liked it!  It was small, but big enough for the six of us.  Gordon had a little workshop, the kids had a nice big yard.  We stayed within a budget.  Life was good and busy.  We also came out of the institutional church and began seeking FATHER on our own in a way that was very radical from the cultural Christians here in Chattanooga.

In July of 2006 my Dad died.  While helping him out, I started knitting a pink baby afghan with some yarn my Mom had stored away while she was alive.  Folks would ask me about the blanket and I told them, it passed the time and surely one of my nieces might have a baby one day.

In January of 2007 I had a brief vision of a fat baby girl, and my sister in law hands her to me and I hear the word adoption. What is weird though, is that I wrote it down in my journal and completely forgot about it.  Several months later, I went back in my journal re-reading things and was astounded at the revelation of the dream. (because....)

In February of 2007, my niece calls me and tells me she had a baby.  (The niece is a low functioning adult: cannot read, write, or handle many things.)  I went to the hospital, held her baby and felt nothing except this powerful sense that GOD had all in control.  

In March of 2007, we got full permanent custody of the baby and the pink afghan I had knitted for her, was perfect!  The day we got custody, the LORD told Gordon, "Never doubt me again.  I will take you in and out of places you've never been."

In April of 2007, the company Gordon worked for shut down.  We were unemployed for 7 months with a new baby (which made five children).  When we got down to the last literal 30.00 in our bank account, the LORD opened up a job in Statesboro, Georgia. Also during this time, our eldest son met his girlfriend, went ape crazy on us and left our home.  He was only 17 at the time.  This was excruciating for me at the time and I secretly cried myself to sleep for weeks.  However, the LORD told Gordon and I both on separate occasions, to let our son go, that HE would handle him now.  (Tough stuff, trusting the LORD.)   We put our house on the market and moved into a tiny rental in the college town.  This job paid more than we had ever earned in our marriage.  The town had a creepy, unsocial personality and we all felt quite lonely and out of our element.  But in time the LORD began to open all kinds of doors.

Towards 2009, Gordon sensed he was supposed to leave the job, but wasn't too sure. I sensed we were going to move, but where, I didn't know.  One afternoon a woman comes to our door asking if our truck was for sale.  She said it was on Craigs list.  Said in the ad it said we were moving.  I turned her away as that was not accurate.  Neither Gordon nor I had listed the truck.  I took it as a sign that we would be moving though and wondered if she was an angel.  No one could have possibly known all she did.  Gordon sensed he needed to move the children and I back to our house.  It was not selling.  The thought was that if we were in it and it was staged, it might sell better.  We did have a little more activity while we were there, but Gordon and I missed each other too much! ( During this time, I would take a little extra money and squirrel away some preps.  I had been watching some youtubes about folks prepping, so I thought it might be a good thing to do.  I only got things that could be stored, not refrigerated, so if we moved again, it would all come with us and not spoil.)

 One night, Gordon and I were praying on the phone and FATHER told him to leave his job.  With bonuses, he was making six figures.  Needless to say, we pretty much stayed up all night praying.  Gordon asked the LORD, "If this is not your will, don't let this printer work" (usually it never would!).  It worked just fine.

I was excited because I knew that GOD was asking Gordon to take a huge leap of faith, but I was also freaking out just a little wondering HOW we were going to live with no income. Plus, I was so ready to move back to Stateboro and had already started to pack a little, I kept praying the LORD's will be done.

Gordon got to work that morning and talked with his boss.  The man said, "You know you'll lose your bonus coming up."  Gordon told him that it was in him to follow the LORD.  The boss knew Gordon's heart was for the LORD, but he asked for a four week notice instead of the original two.  The LORD said that was fine.  "They will give you your bonus, but ask for your vacation pay too, to prove MY will."  

Talk about being bold!  He came back later in the afternoon to the boss's office and he promised to send him his bonus when it was due in the next few weeks. (And he did.) Then Gordon boldly asked for his two weeks vacation pay and the boss said, "Done!"

Now I am really excited.  Not only are the LORD's words coming to pass, but we will be together!  But what is going to happen next???  We always want an itinerary right?

So I still have the house up for sale, but nothing is happening.  Gordon moves back to the house and we just kind of look wide-eyed each day!  So what did we do for seven months?  With five children, you spend time with them.  We didn't spend a dime on anything we didn't need.  We put job applications out (we still didn't know what GOD wanted us to do, so we put, 'fleeces' out everywhere).  Ministered to people in our neighborhood.  Helped out in a few crisis's, did lots of odd jobs.  Prayed.  

We watched the LORD provide.   One daughter got a little job at a pizza place and we ate a lot of free pizzas.  One day I asked the LORD for some fruit because we hadn't had any for so long.  A lady was cleaning up from a catering job (didn't know I wanted fruit) and asked if we wanted the food:  we got bisquits, potato salad and...trays of fruit!!!   

One day as things were really starting to get scary, I told Gordon, 'Let me sell my jewelry.  I don't wear this stuff anyways.'  Gordon wanted to pray, not because he didn't want to 'lose' the jewelry, but because he was trying to hone in the LORD's voice.  We prayed and I heard in my spirit, 'Gordon has the answer.'   Gordon said, 'I know what the LORD wants us to do, but you will not like it.'  The LORD wanted Gordon to ask our daughters if they would be willing to help out!!!  He told them to pray about it and seek the FATHER.

I on the other hand was livid!  Being truthful here, I was very angry at the LORD.  Why put us in this situation?  Parents are to provide for their children and this goes against everything that I am about! No way would I ask our children to do this!  Well come to find out, this was the LORD's plan.  HE will use ANYTHING to break our pride.  HIS ways or NOT our ways.  No matter how you want to analyze anything.  So I conceded but I was a little miserable, until the girls came back a couple days later and said that they had prayed and what they felt they should give was....everything.

  Everything they were saving up for with their little jobs, they would give to the families 'survival'.  Man was I humbled and sad.  If I had kept my pride, these girls would not have had the opportunity to give.  'Charity starts at home.'   A few days later, when me and one daughter went to the store, she hands me her money envelope in the car.  I said, "Why are you giving this to me now?"  She said, 'Because I want the cashier to think it is your money."    (When we get in the LORD's way, we may very well lose all kinds of opportunities.)

Then the last five months we started to not be able to pay our mortgage.  We tried to work with Bank of America, but nothing doing.  And the house was not selling.  GOD continued to provide during this time.  Some friends of ours in Statesboro had also had an experience of putting FATHER first.  The husband was a plant controller and they were wanting him to fudge on the numbers. He told him he would not do that.  After going back and forth, he left his high paying job.  This couple knew exactly what Gordon was facing.  They prayed and along with their children who also gave, sent us 850.00 one day.  I was blown away!! Not only by the amount, but the fact that their children gave out of their babysitting jobs and such.  And the timing of this money, came right in the nick of time as our electricity was about to be cut off.  Another time a brother, I have known online for years, sent us some books and a check for 500.00.  What was really wild about that was, the LORD had told Gordon, "Look for Friday, for my provision."  This brothers check/books came on Friday!!!

(We sold belongings, Gordon's truck, and continued to do little odd jobs.  One week, our daughter got in a little parking lot wreck.  A lady had hit her.  GOD used the insurance for the damage to our car to carry us over.  Gordon fixed the car.  But again, we lost a little to gain a little.)

Fast forward and nixing a lot of info: In October we got foreclosed and evicted.  But technically we would not have to leave until January 2.    Going to court and sitting before the judge and the lawyer from BOA was nerve wracking!  Spiritually, they were just seething!  

So we started packing and putting all kinds of fleeces out.  Where would we live?  Were we going to get a job?  And yes, there were these moments where we, mostly I, would ask the LORD, "Is this really happening? Some of this seems like, unnecessary."  But I pressed on in my faith. (We know in part.)

On December 15, 2011, the LORD opened a job up for Gordon and a house for us to live in.  The job gave him the christmas pay they usually give long time employees.  This helped us pay for our deposits and moving truck. 

The house the LORD provided for us:  A five bedroom, two and half bath house on top of a ridge over looking the Chattanooga valley.  I.  Was.  Astounded.  The children were astounded.  Everything was happening so fast.

After we moved, we found out that how our house was foreclosed and sold, we would owe no money, because how the LORD worked it out, was there was no difference!!! Mind blown!   But again, lose a little, gain a little.  Lose the house, lost the mortgage.  Lose your own way, get HIS way.  

I started the blog in December of 2011.  Three people had suggested I start one, so after prayer I did.  I didn't want a blog that was all about me or some other subject.  I wanted one that would give glory to the LORD!  That is why it is called Testify.

A lot of things happened over the next 26 months, including two more layoffs (the automotive industry is not all that anymore), strange and somewhat scary run-ins with the land lord and many other things, which I will save for another post.

Having money, having no money.  Having a place to live, not having a place.  One minute your children are surrendered to the LORD, the next minute they are defiling the LORD right in front of you!    In all of it, we know the LORD is the LORD and HIS will be done!  

We are now living in an apartment, the only place the LORD opened up for us.  I know we are meant to be here and I am thankful.  I'll be honest, in some ways it is a much needed refresher after the 26 month period we went through.  So much went on physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally, that I know like I know that FATHER has sustained us or I would have driven off a cliff.  (Mostly referring to the last 26 months--they were really hard).

In everything that was posted above, and I know there are a ton of details, that I can't recall at the moment (without pulling up my journal) and it would make this post far too long, I hope that I have conveyed that GOD makes us ready all the time, for every thing.  And we are not to fear.  Those preps I bought prior to Gordon leaving his job, those really took us through many months.  Am I prepping right now.  Nope.  Why?  One because we have no room! LOL!  And because I know we will not be here long.  Things keep changing all the time and we, HIS people need to remain flexible, pliable to HIS will.  

It is finished.  Enter into HIS rest and stay there.  If I were in a home situation where I had a yard, I would get some preps and I would be doing a lot of other things that I used to do, like hang my laundry and open windows instead of using the AC.  The prepping I am doing now, is trying to stay healthy (emphasize 'trying'. ugh), not spending any money on wants, (but that's easy for me, b/c I am cheap!), loving on my family, friends and folks I come in contact with.  Learning what I can from books and the net and friends.  Staying in the Word and storing up on the Word.  Staying in prayer!  

Ok.  In the south, they say, "Bless your heart!"  And bless your hearts, this is turning into a novella!  So I will end here.

FATHER please be with YOUR people.  I know YOU make us ready, for whatever YOU would have us to do or go through.  It is YOUR will be done.  Please help us when we doubt, or don't hear YOU well.  Help us to obey quickly and quietly.  YOU said if we asked for more of the Holy Spirit, YOU would give it to us.  FATHER all we need is YOUR Spirit!  We must decrees and YOU must increase.  FATHER thank YOU for the joy of YOUR heart and the hope of YOUR will.  Amen

Monday, July 14, 2014

GOD's People Will Go Dark Soon part 2

This is a list of sites you may want to visit.  Copy/paste the info you would find useful, print it off, put in your notebook/binder.  I am in now way endorsing any of the information, but I have found some of it to be useful.    In regards to the Patriot Nurse, she's got some good info, but with everything, double check it to make sure.  There are many products out there that are 'supposed' to be ok for you and they are not!  Pray and ask FATHER for guidance.  Do your homework!

NEVER be paranoid or fearful of anything.  Your FATHER has everything in HIS hands!  Be prepared.

((This may mean something to you who are keeping up with what's going on in our country.  The other day I came out into a parking lot, near a bunch of stores and witnessed a family brushing their teeth, gargling and spitting. On the lot. They didn't seem homeless as they were dressed quite nicely.  This was bad hygiene. Not to mention dangerous and yet successful way to spread all manner of disease!! Not that any of you need to be reminded, but seriously, wash your hands, keep hands away from face.  Take shoes off at door.  If you must itch your face, use the inside of your shirt.  Wash your grocery goods off.  Restaurant menus are filthy! hint, hint))

Coconut oil

Essential oils

This lady has a lot of organization ideas!  

Prep Because there is NO RAPTURE!!!

I don't agree with everything this man says, but the general message of this particular video is needed.  He also mentions a controversial issue, to which you may need to get settled in your mind how 'you' would handle a like situation.   

For those that are tight on money or have no money, fear not.  We all bring something to the table.  What can you bring?  Can you start walking and get to work on your health?  Can you start practicing being organized and disciplined esp with hygiene and food prep?  We live in an apartment right now and my tomatoes look like garbage, so I'm 'feeling' the 'I don't have anything to offer'.  But GOD is more than able to provide!  What about your present situation?  Maybe HE is teaching you how to endure by your having to take an hour long bus ride to work?   Don't dismiss the small things that may be THE things HE is working in you!    What about spiritual gifts?   Practice discernment.  We are all going to need it!  Are you helpful now?  You'll be helpful later?    Do you complain about small things now?  You'll complain later!!!   Working on some of these interpersonal skills like patience and thankfulness will help a lot!

If you do have tools and such, can you start teaching your kids how to take apart and rebuild toasters, ovens, cars?

Young folks: can you tap into some of your parents, grandparents skills?  Turn the box off and get to learning!