Sunday, July 27, 2014

Testimony: America Has Been Given Opportunity to Repent and Do Right, But She Has Refused



1 Corinthians 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

Starting in March of this year, going backwards, my husband and I endured the most awkward and stressful 26 months yet.  (While there is a LOT more to the following post, for the readers sake, I cannot post everything that occurred.)

We had just come out of a long journey of laying down our six figure job, losing our home, selling our truck, and many other possession.  We also lost a lot of pride, but gained a lot of faith.  We lost respect of others, and gained confidence in the LORD.  While our testimony of faith and witness of GOD's provision gave some encouragement, to others we were an abrasion!

In December of 2011, FATHER opened a door for a job and a rental home, providing for deposits and use of rental truck. The timing of this provision was JIT (in manufacturing, that stands for JUST IN TIME).


Now, fast forward to 2013.  On May 9th, 2013, Gordon was laid off of his job.  We had been down this road before, as we had experienced in the last 25 years, the shutting down or downsizing of manufacturing companies.  Each time we witnessed FATHER provide in all sorts of ways.  Amen.

At the time of this layoff, we had been going into our second year at this particular rental.  We were not under lease.

I kept sensing that there were trials coming our way, but was not sure what.  The landlord was proving to be quite a character.  While he took great pride in this house that 'he built' with his fathers inheritance money (though he later divorced his wife and married another women and lived behind this house), he did not take care of it.  Termites were eating it to bits.  Animals were chewing through and nesting in all parts of the house.  (It was symbolic of America).

I sensed this house to be a bit of a parable.  It rested on the side of a ridge, overlooking the Chattanooga valley, where I had a panoramic view of the mountains.  The landlords 'new' home was above us.  I likened this to 'spiritual entities in high places' and I'll explain why.

Not having been given a severance package and having no savings, we were able to pay full rent until July.  August and September, we could only pay some rent, which the landlord accepted but not without some harassment.  

As we stayed in constant contact with the landlord, pleading for prayer (didn't he profess to be a Christian?) and assuring him we were doing all we could to secure a job, trusting the LORD for provision, he displayed large levels of antagonistic fear mongering.  At one point, he told us to ask his bank to pray for us. (Entity of Mammon?)

I discerned that this mans house had been paid for long time ago and that he had a strange relationship to it.  He seemed to be a one that held on to the past, via belongings, even holding on to his deceased mothers car (that held no value financially). (America's unending sense of Pride)

In short, we no longer provided the nice padding, he had become accustomed to.  (Coming Austerity)

In October, the LORD told us to ask a sister to pay the rent.  It was an obedience issue on both our parts.  Ours to ask in humility and hers to give in obedience to the LORD.  We testified to this event to the landlord, who cared not a bit.

In November, we could not pay the rent.  The landlord insisted that we remedy the situation.  Gordon tried to explain to this 'Christian', that only the LORD could.  Beyond what we could perform in our own strength, the rest was in HIS hands.

We asked if the landlord would like to meet personally and perhaps pray about the situation.  No.  He wanted his money and he wanted it now.

What does a believer do, who wants to do right and cannot deliver?  You are nailed to the cross of your situation and you MUST bare it!  The truth is, you are right where FATHER wants you and "if pleased HIM to bruise HIS own Son", than how do we think we too shall not be bruised?!

So now the landlord has determined and decided to not listen to what Gordon told him to do: wait and trust the LORD, fear not and watch HIS provision.

He threatens to take us to court!  On top of charging the back rent, he also trumps up the charges by adding exorbitant late fees and now wants us to leave. (America's debt situation and subsequent selling off of lands and such to foreign nations.)

For me, I was a little fearful.  I'll be honest and I think it is a 'woman thing' of wanting 'security'. Who wants to live somewhere, where you are not wanted? And an unknown future lingering over your head. However, the LORD instructed us to NOT go to court with this man, but prepare to leave by packing our things and waiting on HIM.  

In December the LORD opens a job up for Gordon and we begin to pay the full rent again.  In January the landlord continues to harass us for the back rent, which we still cannot pay, and wants us to leave.  We tell him we are doing the best we can, packing and looking for a new rental.  This is not good enough for him.  He follows through on his threat and has us summoned to court! (There is a lot of 'created' chaos and debts in America.)

In the following weeks, we pray, we search for a rental, we ask the LORD, 'how are we going to do this?'.  The LORD instructs us to not go to court and to fear not, but to prepare by packing and selling off all that is not needed; we would be going into a smaller rental.  Okay.

In late February on the morning that we were supposed to be in court, an enormous tree is sucked up by a down burst, thrown across the lawn, breaking a fence and pointing to the landlords house!  I immediately took this as a sign that the landlord had been judged! (America is a felled tree!  Her borders are broken and judgement is pointing her right in the face!)

The following weekend, we had a large and successful yard sale.  I continued to pack while Gordon worked.  And we both pressed on despite the extreme discomfort we felt.

We searched high and low for a place to live.  While some of the homes seemed doable, the deposits were very high and we could not afford any of them.  One afternoon while praying I heard, 'apartment' in my spirit.  My first thoughts were that Gordon would not like that and shouldn't we be 'out there secluded somewhere'. 

However, when I applied to the apartment, all the doors opened including a waiver on the deposit!!

We paid our full rent in February and told the landlord we would be leaving in March.  He seemed satisfied with that but was angry with us because of the tree as if we had anything to do with that!!!  (There always seem to be a scapegoat instead of repentance!)

On March 7th we began moving.  We had nearly had everything moved out and would be cleaning up on the 8th.  When we arrived on the 8th to load up the rest of our things, we saw the landlord and his neighbors gathered about, his car blocking the driveway.  Fear rose up inside of me, as I wondered what kind of chaos this man intended.  

He had entered his home on the evening of the 7th to look at his home.  In order to move the washer and dryer from the second floor to the first, we had to remove the banister.  (Keep in mind Gordon can fix just about anything and has built alot of things and its a banister!)

With a video camera attached to his car and his son carrying another one, they approached us and began to question what it was we were doing.  Gordon told them: finishing loading the rest of our things, and about to clean up.  The landlord began to scream at us about his back rent.  Gordon calmly told him, he was going to try his best to pay him back.

With camera in hand, his son, got in our face and yelled at us about the banister.  Gordon told me to go inside and not engage.  The landlord said he was going to call the cops.  Gordon told him to do so and walked back into the house to finish what we started.

When the police came, after questioning us, turned to the landlord and told him to get out and leave us alone and not return until we gave him the keys to his house.  If the landlord persisted or harassed us anymore, he would be in danger of going to jail.  (GOD will allow HIS people to see how the reprobates deal with situations: you will need to know, so do not be moved by what you see.)

We finished up and had a friend come to the house.  We video taped the whole inside with our friend as a witness.  We then video taped ourselves going to the landlords house and giving them their keys.  Here is where things get very strange indeed!

The wife came to the door and as sweet as spring said she was sorry things didn't work out the way they had thought and that they had tried to help us.  What?  Then the landlord came to the door and said, "Hey what's up?"  And was about as sugary as they come!    We gave them their keys and walked away.

Gordon and I have determined that we endured this insanity to testify to the satanic christianity that is prevalent today.

There is something else.  I tread lightly here, because I in no way want to sound prideful, however this is something the Holy Spirit keeps bringing up to me.

Genesis 12: 3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: 

Who is true Israel?  Who makes up this great nation?  Is it not HIS people that span across generations and geological locations?  'Who are My mother and brothers? Those who do the will of My FATHER' declared JESUS.

Israel are sheep.  We are little sheep of HIS pasture.  And we are lambs after HIS own heart.  In this world we will endure tribulation: as sheep going to the slaughter is our flesh!  For flesh and blood do not inherit the kingdom of GOD, yet while we are in the flesh, we see HIS provision.  And yet while in the flesh, we live the kingdom of GOD in our midst because we are born again!

There are rulers and authorities, laws and particulars.  And GOD can use any of it as HE chooses.  The important thing is to obey and rest: there is reason for it.

America is done.  Surely most can see that?  Yet there are many who know not!  

Where were the great hot tears of grief from the many 'pastors' and 'preachers' in this nation?  I've only heard a couple, one being David Wilkerson's Call to Anguish.  Where is the anguish?  It is small.  

This nation had been given many opportunities to listen to the 'John the baptists' of this day, but churches have refused.  They demand payment!  They demand right on their own behalf, but turn a deaf ear to the needy!  The 'christian' people cannot even love each other!

The language of Lucifer, the 'illuminated' double-speak of the diaprax, has fully infiltrated every sector of American existence (and the world)!  How else in the world, could so much black magic be an every day occurrence?
(see below for a definition of 'daiprax')

The Remnant is on reserve.  The true church is hidden in plain sight.   And while she is being crucified in many regards, her crucifixions are bringing judgement (some good, some bad, some a mixture of both!)

You are right where Christ wants you.  HE is the Husband and the leader; you are HIS helpmeet and yes, you will suffer, but HE will hold you while you suffer, just as a husband holds his wife while she suffers to bring forth during labor: some to life, some to death.

You will not be able to fathom this without FAITH.  This is a super natural life that you are now living, as you have been born again!

Proverbs 31:  The true church laughs at the days to come.  JESUS for the joy set before HIM, endured the cross, scorning its shame and now sits at the right hand of the throne of HIS FATHER. 

A crown is coming!  Endure till the end.  Lay down any notion that the great nation of America will be redeemed!  She is an ensign to the last of the last days: great wealth and pride, imaginations of a favored future, and my will be done my way, is over!

And as for the 'churches' in this country:  "2 Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities."

In 2008 FATHER told me, "2 Peter 2:10.  2 Peter 2:10.  2 Peter 2:10, they do not obey MY authority.  A thousand churches will burn."

Suddenly as I write this, I am now crying.  FATHER has given so much time to repent, so much time to reflect, to do our due diligence to study the Word and seek HIM and understand HIS ways.  There will be much calamity without remedy in the days to come.


((Diaprax is a word coined by Dean Gotcher, founder of the Institute for Authority Research. Dean has traveled the United States and given over 1,000 live presentations to Christians explaining this wicked technique that is surreptitiously destroying our families, our government, and even our Christian churches.
After reading and digesting 600+ social psychology books, Mr. Gotcher joined the word dialectic and the wordpraxis to create the term DIAPRAXDialectic is a philosophical term that describes the use of dialogue to resolve conflict between opposing ideas or opinions. The word Praxis simply means "to practice." Therefore, Diaprax is the practice of the dialectic.
These terms are derived from the ungodly 18th century philosophical model that is known as the Hegelian Dialectic. Named after the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Hegel (although considerably refined since its inception in Hegel's era), this world view has now completely enveloped the world.
In its simplest form, the Diaprax system is a process whereby the entire world will eventually dialog until they reach a consensus. The 3 part formula consists of 3 essential components: ThesisAntithesis, and Synthesis. Simply put, a "thesis" is combined with the opposing view, the "anti-thesis," and the result is called the "synthesis."))http://www.christianmediaresearch.com/cmc-14.html

Saturday, July 26, 2014

100% FAITH! Are You Preparing For the Coming of the LORD or for Something Else?

The Just shall live by FAITH.  

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Hebrews 10:  35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

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


The Remnant must decrease (the people), so that HE may increase.  Not our plans, or imaginations.  Patience...waiting....love while you are here.   Persevere.  

FATHER please bless YOUR people.  Help them to focus on YOU and to not get too caught up in rabbit holes and conspiracies.  Help us all to fear not, because YOU are our FATHER and YOU said YOU would never leave us nor forsake us.  Thank YOU for YOUR provision!  Thank YOU for YOUR grace when we are weak and fearful.  Help us to be obedient and confident in YOUR provision (all of it be it financial, wisdom, grace all of it). Amen.

Psalm 2  (May this be our focus at all times)

1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessedare all they that put their trust in him.


You may want to listen to this series.  They are short and encouraging.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4mkyqP9Yvc&list=PL49B28FDBF0539219&index=1

And this:  http://www.christianmedianetwork.com/    Christian news show.

Over the next several weeks as we come into Yom Kippur/ The Day of Atonement, lets keep in mind how FATHER atones for us always.  HE paid the debts for our sins and not only that, provides for our every need.  I want to encourage you to start giving thanks for the many, many things FATHER is doing and providing in your lives.  Encourage your spirits!
Peace,
Deirdre

Friday, July 25, 2014

GOG AND MAGOG - Part VI The War Against A People Dwelling In Safety by James Lloyd


In the present multipart Gog and Magog study, we’ve shown how the collective powers of evil, herein identified as following an infernal personality named Gog, are spiritual entities. Largely based on multiple references to the Spiritual Israelites, repeatedly characterized as those the LORD has assembled out of “all countries” (Ezekiel 36:24), the finale of the heavenly war is launched against this body of people which “dwell safely” after they are “brought forth out of the nations” (Ezekiel 38:8).
The False Prophets of the “Church” are unwittingly causing the multitude (those who “dwell on the earth” in Revelation 13) to follow the first beast, the flesh and blood people and nation of “Israel” (the Antichrist of the same chapter in Revelation). This prophetic blunder is facilitated by a complete lack of discernment of the true nature of the Kingdom of God (I Corinthians 2:14) and, in seeking to defend their position, they feel compelled to come up with fanciful explanations of how “all of them” (supposedly the modern Israelis) may be said to be dwelling “safely” (Ezekiel 38:8) when “Gog” comes against them.
A fascinating contrast exists, wherein media-centric political programmers are deftly publicizing the turmoil in the Middle East – as preparatory social conditioning, in order to indoctrinate the world so the “scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem” (Isaiah 28:14) can justify Israel’s forthcoming larger scale military actions (Luke 16:15). This is occurring at the very same time the false prophets are telling us the Gog war is coming, and the contemporary state of Israel is the target. Few stop to recognize this tremendous disconnect, as the “Christians” support a twisted rendition of the Scriptures, which plainly tells us the “Israel” in the text is dwelling in safety, even as Tel Aviv is beaming images of rockets falling on the civilian populace.
Truly, the LORD knows how to “reserve the unjust to the day of judgment” (II Peter 2:9), even as He has promised He will “choose their delusions” (Isaiah 66:4).
This juxtaposition between the shadow and the substance (Colossians 2:17) is ironic on multiple levels, for the Gog and Magog prophecies repeatedly describe aspects of the conflict which only make sense when viewed from the eternal mind of Christ. For instance, the Jewish Supremacists tell us the supposed earthly military commander identified as Gog will attack the physical land of Israel, even though the text tells us the “Israel” in view is completely non-militarized:
“And [Gog] shall say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates” (Ezekiel 38:11).
The same false prophets who blindly identify the nation headquartered in Jerusalem as consisting of villages with no bars, gates, or walls, simply ignore the fact the Jewish state recently undertook to build a massive wall to protect their citizens from the relentless terrorist strikes emanating from their Moslem enemies.
In a recent article describing the construction of this massive great wall, the headline screamed the following:
“Walls Being Built On All Sides Of Fortess Israel” (electronicintifada.com).

((Oddly enough, a large wall was built around Israel in the movie World War Z.    Deirdre))
In various sections of the wall, there are armed guard towers with an intimidating military presence. The 700 kilometer wall is now in its 12th year, and it cuts deeply into the West Bank, where Palestinians are confronted with a 26 foot high barrier on a daily basic – hardly an inconsequential edifice. Meanwhile, on their Southern front, when the so called “Arab Spring” brought huge discord to their Egyptian neighbor, Israel felt compelled to construct a 142 mile long security fence to block Egyptian radicals’ efforts in smuggling weapons in through the Sinai.
This sharp contrast between the Scriptures and the physical reality in “Fortress Israel” has led certain false prophets from the misnamed Christian Identity camp to assert the lack of border controls in the USA indicates we are the people to be invaded by Gog. Claiming America is the modern land where the descendants of the “lost tribes” migrated, several prominent groups (such as the Mormons, Shepherd’s Chapel, and numerous splinter groups descended from the Worldwide Church of God) continue to propagate the “other gospel” that asserts the Europeans and North Americans are the racial descendants of the scattered Northern tribes of Old Testament Israel.
The current immigration disaster related to America’s insecure borders with Mexico notwithstanding, the USA sustains formidable defensive borders in the air and the sea, where sophisticated military controlled electronic systems maintain the modern equivalent of bars, gates, and walls. Thus, the “lost tribe” crowd is making the same mistake as the Israel Firsters who apply these prophecies to physical Jewry in a literal fashion, when the Holy Bible makes it abundantly clear the “Israel of God” (Galatians 6:16) consists of a supernaturally constructed body in Jesus Christ:
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people…which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God” (I Peter 2:8, 9).
The fact the Gog and Magog prophecies repeatedly characterize the Israel which is assaulted by “Gog” as dwelling in safety is a tremendous clue, but the “False Prophet” of the Rapture Cult (Revelation 13:11), feeds the multitude to the “Antichrist” – which is the death embodied in the idea that flesh and blood will inherit the kingdom of God – as long as that flesh is “chosen” because it’s Jewish.
Because the Rapture Cult is subject to the strong delusion sent by the LORD to all who don’t love the truth (II Thessalonians 2:10), they continue to cling to their racist gospel, recently putting forth the idea the Israeli state will be dwelling safelyafter an intermediate war which will supposedly convince the Jews they no longer need their “bars” and “gates,” nor the massive wall which has transformed the Jewish state into a partitioned prison.
Several cult theorists, notably false prophet Bill Salus, author of Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints Of The Future Middle East, are effectively promoting the idea Psalm 83 describes a war which precedes the Gog and Magog disaster; and in this war, Israel will “grab some territory,” which will allow the small state to dwell securely, thus providing yet another lie for the Jewish Supremacists to utilize as they insist the Jews are the Israel of God in Ezekiel 38.
The truth is, the “unwalled villages” where the LORD’s born again people have prospered, as they “have gotten cattle and goods” (Ezekiel 38: 12) are allegorically referred to as “all my mountains” by the LORD in these passages. This mystical perspective concerning how the LORD’s wrath falls upon these devilish powers which seek to destroy the LORD’s chosen people – Spiritual Israel – also helps to explain just how “every wall” can fall because of God’s great anger, when the LORD’s wrath explodes upon Gog and his confederates:
“…and all the men that are on the face of the earth shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground” (Ezekiel 38:20).
The missing ingredient in understanding the truth about these texts, and many others, is the priceless component known as discernment. Further, the fact that an enormous portion of the body of Christ does not accurately perceive such things, carries ominous implications.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (I Corinthians 2:14).
Indeed, the fact that vast numbers of believers are convinced the flesh and blood state named Israel is the focal point of the LORD’s prophetic program tells us the Antichrist has already risen to power, and we are all moving through the metaphoric “valley of decision” at this very hour.
-- James Lloyd

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preparedness ((Spiritual, Physical, End Times Prophecy, Noahide Laws))

What does one need to be prepared for? Many things, but the most important being spiritual preparation.   We were warned in the Bible of things to come and understanding the times, is beneficial.

Beheading, Decapitation by Guillotine

What crimes might beheading's be used for?

 http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/Archives/19951996/leg/fulltext/hb1274.htm

http://seemytruth.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/noahide-laws-passed-by-congress-1991-death-by-guillotine/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noahide_Laws
The seven laws listed by the Tosefta (dated to 220 CE) and the Babylonian Talmud (dated to 300 CE) are:[6]
  1. The prohibition of idolatry.
  2. The prohibition of murder.
  3. The prohibition of theft.
  4. The prohibition of sexual immorality.
  5. The prohibition of blasphemy.
  6. The prohibition of eating flesh taken from an animal while it is still alive.
  7. The requirement of maintaining courts to provide legal recourse.

http://www.noahide.org/    (caption:  One People, One World)

http://www.noahide.com/7laws.htm
""Non-Jews who (1) reject all idolatrous ideas and accept the kingship of the One G-d, (2) accept the priesthood of the Jewish people as the guardians and teachers of Torah, and (3) commit to following the Seven Noahide Laws as revealed in the Oral Torah from Mt. Sinai are "Hasidic Gentiles" or "Noahides." The term "Hasidic Gentile" is derived from a classic commentary by the Rambam, Rav Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides), in The Laws of Kings 8:11:
"Anyone who accepts upon himself the fulfillment of these Seven Mitzvos [commandments] and is precise in their observance is considered one of the hasidei umos ha'olam ["Hasidim of the nations of the world"] and will merit a share in the World to Come."
The Seven Noahide Laws are the minimal observance for non-Jews. The source of these laws and the basis of their understanding is the Oral Torah, which G-d gave to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai along with His Written Law. By learning from the Jews and performing the mitzvos, non-Jews have a crucial role in G-d's Creation."""

So what happens to non-Jews who do not follow these 'laws'?  Did KING JESUS command HIS disciples to kill anyone who didn't follow HIM?  No. 

Luke 9: 51And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 55But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

The point was: what is the point of calling down fire and destroying the flesh?  These people made it clear they did not want the Truth and they were spiritually DEAD.

And this is where the true church needs to be: Flesh and blood will not be inheriting the kingdom of GOD.  JESUS said the flesh counts for nothing!  Spirit gives life to spirit (John 6) so the first order in preparation is spiritual. 

 Everything else will flow from your personal relationship with the FATHER.

Repentance is key.  And if you do not feel sorry for sin, ask FATHER why?  Perhaps you do not understand something? HE will show you!

Should You Get Physically Prepared?

Only your FATHER can answer that question.   Each child is in a certain position for certain reasons, so no one should feel guilty for not being physically prepared in the sense that you have food, water, etc...

However, maybe you've been dragging your feet a bit?  Perhaps FATHER has placed you in a position to be physically prepared and sloth is keeping you from progressing? Preparation is not only for you and your family, but for all those FATHER will bring to you to minister to in these last days.

While I do not agree with everything this young man speaks about, it might help motivate anyone who is dragging their feet.

If you are having trouble discerning whether to prep or not, the 'balance' or answer, is always in the LORD!  So fear not, HE will lead you!  But don't be spiritually slothful either; press in on the FATHER for the answers you seek!

Do you have insurance now? Perhaps now is a good time to get that tooth fixed or have that surgery?  Do you have enough money to buy and replenish your body with good vitamins?  Can you turn off certain services and use that money to pay off debts, and buy some needed items?   What about getting in shape?  I know the battle full well!

With each step you take, you may be preparing yourself to be less of a burden to others and you may be able to hike some hills that you couldn't before?  (I have a neighbor who is 41, who is just now learning how to swim! So proud of her!)

Practice Makes Excellent

Start practicing now, those things you think and that FATHER is helping you with, that would be beneficial later on.  

Get the little things out of the way.  Pay off smaller debts first. (If you can, pay off all your debts)  Sell off unneeded, unwanted items or give them to the poor and ask FATHER to help you in your needs.

 Learn to live more simply.   Make sure your car is running well.  Can you trade some services?  Babysitting for car repairs?  Lots of folks are bartering these days.  Laminate important papers and store in a fire box.  Make copies of important papers and place in a few different locations, so if you need them later or your home is destroyed by floods, fire, tornado, earthquakes, you'll have a copy.

Stock up on some food sale items and re-use pop bottles to store water.  If you don't drink pop (which I hope you don't!), see if you can get some at the recycling center, or ask friends and neighbors for their bottles.  You know, even have a few little cans of soup and some instant rice: GOD is more than able to bring the increase! Amen!!

Get into a practice of staying 'on top of things'.  Laundry, dishes, car maintenance/full tank of gas (if possible).  That way you are not unprepared for even small things.

Settle matters quickly with folks you are having issues with.  Forgive and let go before it is too late to do so.

Ladies, listen to your husbands (fathers), because many times we tend to resist due to emotional reactions, when men do not!  Pray for your husbands and fathers to be good leaders and be lead by the Holy Spirit!  Stay in the order GOD has ordained!  HE can take care of it all.

GOD does HIS part, you do yours!  

Luke 21  is a good chapter to review or start in if you are a new believer.

25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

There are a lot of things that will lead up to the return of KING JESUS.  In the meantime, we still have to run the race with perseverance.

Do not over estimate your abilities, and try and match those with your surroundings.  Case in point:

A few months ago, Chattanooga had a big, very unexpected snow.  Because I was used to driving in snow and was confident in my ability, I chose to leave and run some errands.  This was foolish on my part, as the errands were not needed.  I had thought taking my son to get his learners permit would be a good time as most would not be on the road.

All was well until we left the DMV 20 minutes later! and found that the Superintendent, let all children out of school and wanted ALL the parents to come and get their children. (Why they didn't use the buses is beyond me.)  So what usually would have taken 15 minutes to get home, took us 9 hours because of the insane traffic and then of course the snow continued to fall.   We were running on empty in the gas tank and in our tummies!

I did notice a lot of helpful folks around.  People on fourwheelers helped others get out of ditches.  Others opened their homes to let folks get warm and maybe use the bathroom!  Those that could, helped direct traffic.  There were tons of accidents. 

When we finally made it to the ridge where we used to live, there were three wrecked cars on the way up that I could not get around, so we had to leave our van and hike the rest of the ridge which wasn't too bad-1.7 miles winding up.  (No hiking boots or heavy jackets mind you.)

All in all, it made for some memorable moments and all ended well....for us.    And thank you JESUS for YOUR provision and keeping us going on nearly no gas.  Unfortunately for others, it didn't end so well and we were no where near prepared to help anyone.

Back in Cleveland (a hundred years ago!), my folks and I were sitting in our living room when bam out of no where a tornado strikes our area.  No warning, no prep.  Glass flew everywhere and lights were out.  We were in our night clothes with no shoes!   My take away since then--if there is even a hint of a storm, I put my shoes on and tuck a flashlight in my pocket, because now we have these little things called 'down bursts' which are tiny tornado's that rip roofs off and suck up huge trees and toss them about.

In Ringgold in 2011, when we lived there, we had a massive tornado.  We prepared spiritually, by praying for protection, thanking the LORD for HIS provision and reconciling ourselves to HIS will.  We also prepared physically by all getting dressed along with shoes and equipped with flashlights and a to go bag.  Prior to the day of the storm there were warnings of the possibility, so I made sure all was in order before.  

We did not have a basement.  Our neighbors across the street did.  And they invited us to come.   Gordon prayed and FATHER told him to stay put!  Do we listen to GOD even if it may run contrary to say, our common sense?  You bet!

As I prepared some dinner, our little girl who was five at the time, was sitting on a stool near me and said, "Mamma, there are angels all around us.  We do not need to be afraid."

Yes we might have lost everything, but what if our house was the only one left standing?  Would we have enough candles, food, water, toiletries, to help those in need?

(A few people died in this storm, several blocks away, some whose bodies were ripped apart and found in trees.) 

And what about emotionally?  After the storm(s), we went around our neighborhood and comforted those who were scared and who had also lost loved ones in Alabama.  

If the True Church doesn't show the love of the FATHER, who will?

I remember reading a testimony from a missionary who was told by the Holy Spirit to get into a boat that they had on their property. He had no idea what was coming.  There were I think, around 30 children and he said, in order to get them all together, rounded up and in that boat was miraculous in itself!  He did not know why they were all supposed to get into the boat until the waves came.  They just sortof sat there for a few minutes then whoosh!

So, do you train your children to listen and obey quickly?  To not take time to question.  

Obedience over ability will be key in the days to come.  Personal knowledge will not trump FATHER's instructions!

And what of those who will not listen?  This is very painful and if you don't think about this now, thinking about it later, may cut into precious time that does not need to be wasted.

Do your Due Diligence and learn all you can about the FATHER and HIS ways.  HIS ways are higher than our ways! This world is of no consequence to HIM.   HE holds, time, money, assets, health, foods, goods, people, waves, air quality, miracles, all of it in HIS hands.  No thing can stop or prevent HIS will.  Even if there seems to be a delay, HE says 'All things are working together.'  And HE Is the author and perfector of our faith!  

If you do not have a copy of Extreme Devotion, get a copy and read how Christians world wide are dying in the name of JESUS.  Christians kissing their small children goodbye because they will not deny Christ in this flesh/earth.

Philippians 1:29   For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

Now and in the days to come, many shaking's will come. Not just earthly, but in relationships, jobs, your living arrangements, your body, your location, your understandings of things.  My personal opinion is that the more the true church cries out to FATHER and the more she 'decreases and HE increases', we will see many changes.  Not all is going to be doom and gloom.  I think we are going to witness and be a part of many miracles.

I also think another key is flexibility.  We are all way too comfortable.  We like knowing our surroundings and even folks we don't relate to may seem more comfortable than meeting new people.  But your ability to be flexible, pliable and teachable (by the Holy Spirit) is going to be a great asset.

Be real careful about judging people and situations.  I know I have fallen in this area a lot.  Who am I to say what GOD can or cannot use?   The grace that was not present yesterday in someone's life, may be there tomorrow?

Yes, many are falling and will fall away from the faith, especially when a rapture doesn't whisk them away to heavenly comfort.  But many are still just small in their faith...they need encouragement.  And don't forget to encourage those who may have been walking with the FATHER for a while.  All need to be refreshed!

Ok.  I am done writing a novella!   FATHER please bless and protect YOUR people.  Please give them the gift of repentance and heart searching.  Please give them the gift of forgiveness and reconciliation between YOU and with others.  Please help YOUR people to prepare in all areas of life.  YOU told me that YOU make YOUR people ready and amen! And THANK YOU!  Thank YOU that all is in YOUR hands.  FATHER when we are weak and do not understand or get tangled up in our emotions, please have mercy and help us to mature and handle these things with grace.  FATHER may YOUR love prevail in all situations that we handle daily.  Please remove our blind spots and help us to see clearly.   Help us with our many weaknesses FATHER.  Please bring healing in bodies, marriages, relationships, finances, children.   FATHER many have burdens that are enormous.   FATHER we can do no thing without YOU!  Please help!   Help us to rise above these things and strengthen faith in each.  Remind us that flesh and blood will not inherit YOUR kingdom.  Remind us with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT the things YOU would have each to know.
FATHER thank YOU for being our FATHER.  Come quickly KING JESUS, for we need YOUR perfect authority in all its perfection and glory, minus the woes of this earthly world right now.  Amen

100% FAITH!   The just shall live by FAITH!