GOD’s RULES OF ENCAGEMENT FOR LIFE… our problem is not seeing the forest for the trees!!!

Let us learn God’s Rules of Engagement for War!

This is where it starts:

” For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
9 ” For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

(Isa 55:8-9)

In the Book of Judges we learn the story of Gideon:

God’s ways are truly not ours, as we can learn from the lesson of Gideon and his army, as found in Judges 6-8.

This was a time when Israel, like the United States, had fallen into sin and idolatry and as a judgment against her, God permitted Israel’s enemies (the Midanites) to invade her land.

And the Angel of the Lord appeared unto Gideon, as he was hiding in fear of the Midanites, in the winepress threshing wheat, and the angel said “The Lord is with you mighty man of valor;” to which Gideon said, “Who me?”

Obviously the Lord saw Gideon much differently than how he viewed himself!

From there God takes Gideon on a process where he is to raise an army to fight against the Midanites; but all he had was 32,000 against 135,000 Midanites; and yet God tells him he has too many people on his side! God’s ways again are not ours.

So the Lord starts by telling Gideon to send away all who are fearful and afraid; and the Bible says that 22,000 men departed that day; and Gideon was left with only 10,000 men.

Then God tells Gideon to bring his men to a watering hole, so that he might test them there in the way they would drink.

All those who went down on both hands and knees and drank were automatically eliminated.

Only those who lapped the water hand to mouth, with their eyes to their surroundings passed the test.

This left Gideon with a grand total of only 300 men to fight against an army of 135,000; and these are the odds God considers fair!!??

I believe there is a definite lesson for us to learn here; in that it is not the numbers and power of the enemy that we have to be afraid of; because as God’s covenant children there is no power or enemy that we can face, who is more powerful than the Power of the God who backs us up!!! Selah

Also you will note that in the final selection it was those who were alert to their surroundings, with an eye on the enemy; who kept their shield in hand, and their sword at their side; these were the ones who made the final cut in God’s army.

The ones who knelt down and lapped the water as dogs, who were oblivious to their surroundings and to what was going on around them, were automatically disqualified.

Take a note here, for what I have just described to you is the exact attitude of much of the church today in America!

Jesus then tells His disciples, as we read in the New Testament, to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves; and then the Apostle Paul instructed us in no uncertain terms to NOT be ignorant of Satan’s devices, his strategies and his modes of operation!

We are at war folks, and we are to maintain the attitude of a soldier, who is on a mission; and not be as so many are today, with their minds on everything else, but the Great Commission and the battle for the souls of men.

As members of God’s army, and as His covenant children, we are to be about our Father’s business first, and not our own!

With that said, let’s move on down to our present day, and the problems that we are facing today, as a nation.

From the first day we are born into this world, without exception, we ALL have been immersed into a certain value system and culture, depending on where we are raised.

This culture has become our status quo, of what we have been conditioned to expect from life; and it has defined for us what the meaning of life is to be; not to mention it has also defined our value system; and the meaning and purpose for why we are even here.

For those of us who have been born into the Westernized culture of this last century, I believe as a society we have suffered and we have lost ground, having first evolved from a mostly agrarian culture, where families once lived off the land, and literally depended upon God day by day for their very livelihood and sustenance; to where families were eventually forced to sell their family farms or lost them to the banks, as society changed and evolved through the industrialization of that culture.

Then as families were forced to close down their farms, and went to live in cities, and therefore became dependent upon each other, rather than God; and to the extent we have lost our connection with the land, we as a society have also lost our daily connection with God as our Source and Provider; and we as a society have lost out and we have suffered severely because of that fact.

Where once so many families grew up around a farm, where families and neighbors worked together and supported one another, living off the fruit of the land; and where children were mentored and raised into adulthood by the good example and hard work of their parents; today all that has changed.

Our once agrarian culture was changed into an industrialized culture, and has today progressed to high tech; and a good deal of the industry that once provided employment to so many people in the inner city, has today moved overseas, where the wages and standards of living are less expensive; as large industrialized manufacturers and corporations have sought to be more competitive; and again, our society has suffered.

We no longer have the family farm, so along with that families have lost the knowledge of how to live off the land; and where once we had even mom and pop businesses in our communities, even that has long ago changed, as the constant devaluation of our currency and the subsequent inflation over the years, has made it impossible for smaller businesses to be able to compete with larger ones; and so they have been swallowed up by larger corporations; who have in turn been swallowed up by even larger ones; to where the competition within our society today has grown less and less over the years; to where today we have more people out of work than probably since the Great Depression.

I believe we started where God wanted us, as our original parents started out in a garden that God gave to them to manage.

You see Adam and Eve also started as farmers, and in that lifestyle they also were very dependent upon God; but when we lost our connection with the land, along with it went our connection to God; to where society has evolved away from God; and for more than a half century now we have raised our children under a public education system that has left the teaching about God and the Bible out completely.

Instead children were first taught to look to industry, and to education (to Knowledge) as their source and provider; but in the greed and disintegration of what is now a very materialistic culture, and with jobs becoming fewer and fewer, it is now to big government that so many are looking to to be their provider and to take care of them… and this is all by design, and is a part of a master plan! Howbeit, it is NOT by God’s design!

Folks my point is, none of this that I have just described is by God’s design, it was never his will; and none of it is what God has ordained for His creation!

Not only that, but believe it or not, He is still God, and we are still His creation! And that is still true despite what some would have you to believe, to the contrary… among those who would imply that we each are the masters of our own destiny, as though we created ourselves!

However in the effort of some to seek for evidence of a missing link, of those who say that we have descended by chance, through natural selection, from apes, I’d have to say that possibly I’d have to agree with them, in that I think we have found that elusive missing link, among some of our leadership in Washington DC; among those who have sold their soul to the Devil, via a Globalist agenda, to make a buck; and in the process have betrayed their oath of office and are currently selling our Constitutional Republic down the river, for what they call a “New World Order!”

What they didn’t tell you, but what is slowly now being admitted, is that their New World Order is a dictatorial One World Government, that will put the people of the earth under two classes, with the Globalists Bankers and Industrialists as our masters, and everyone else as their slaves, where we and our children will then have to live our lives and make our way by their permission, and by their leave.

Folks, this is the system Obama is trying to sell you; and Bush before him; and Clinton before him; and the list goes on.

This diabolical plan was conceived literally in the pit of hell, and is today being implemented by the aforementioned people, and a goodly portion of our present leadership in Congress as well.


What our forefathers warned us about is today happening before our very eyes:

“If the American people ever allow private banks
to control the issue of their money,
first by inflation and then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that will
grow up around them (around the banks),
will deprive the people of their property
until their children will wake up homeless
on the continent their fathers conquered.”

~ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

On this very subject, here’s another quote that I’d like to bring to your attention; that shows a very real pattern of history, that we today are repeating:

Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle Of Democracy (1770)

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (gifts) from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

The average of the world’s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence:

  • From bondage to spiritual faith;
  • from faith to great courage;
  • from courage to liberty;
  • from liberty to abundance;
  • from abundance to selfishness;
  • from selfishness to Complacency;
  • from complacency to apathy;
  • from apathy to dependency;
  • from dependency back again to bondage.

The forces of evil in our country are well entrenched, folks, and there’s no doubt about it. They have been working their evil web of deception for multiplied years, really going all the way back before even the beginning of our nation; and the people who are pulling the strings of our politicians today, who are these Globalist International Bankers, their strings are being pulled by their god, who is the Prince of Darkness, the Devil; and all of this is in preparation for his Antichrist to take over and rule the world.

Can you not read the handwriting on the wall?

Is this what you really want for your future and for the future of your children?

Read your Bible folks… because it is all there! And we are seeing it all unfold before our eyes.

So what’s the answer? How are we to turn this mess around, or are we (as Christians) even to attempt to turn it around?

I mean are we to have the attitude of some Christians today, who say it is all inevitable and that we have to accept it?

Folk, I don’t read anywhere in the Bible where we are ever told to acquiesce to evil, and give way to Satan’s plans!

In fact, Jesus said just the opposite, when He said that He would build His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it! That’s what I read in my Bible anyway!

The church is always to be on the offensive, and never on the defensive, as it is today.

But with that said, the answer is, we by ourselves can’t do it… we need to turn back to God!!!

We need to learn the lesson from Gideon in the Bible, that God’s ways are not ours, and His ways and means of doing things are definitely not ours!

We need to once again learn that He alone is God in Heaven, and as such ONLY He is our Source and Provider; and that what the culture, our society, and the world has told us about how Mammon (this world system) is our god, and that we are to serve him, is all a lie!!!

We need to repent and go back to the same Operations Manual (the Holy Bible) that our forefathers built this Constitutional Republic around; and we also need to be reenergized and directed by the POWER of the Holy Spirit in our individual lives… for that is why we are created, and that is why we are here! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland


A grandfather’s wish for his grandchildren…

A grandfather’s wish for his grandchildren:

These Things I Wish For You

Note: whereas this essay and riddle are both attributed to Paul Harvey, as it has circled the Internet for some time now. But Paul Harvey did not write it. The true author, Lee Pitts, published the nostalgic essay in 2000 in the book “Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul.” Paul Harvey does use material written by Lee Pitts from time to time and he did read this particular essay (crediting Pitts, of course) during his September 6, 1997 broadcast.

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By Lee Pitts

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.

For my grandchildren, I’d like better. I’d really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.

I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen. It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.

I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in. I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it’s all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he’s scared, I hope you let him. When you want to see a movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope you’ll let him.

I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely. On rainy days, when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don’t ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won’t be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.

If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one. I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books. When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.

I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.

May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole. I don’t care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don’t like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.

I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle. May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays. I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor’s window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.

These things I wish for you – tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it’s the only way to appreciate life.

Written with a pen. Sealed with a kiss. I’m here for you. And if I die before you do, I’ll go to heaven and wait for you.


RIDDLE:


What is greater than God, More evil than the devil,

The poor have it,

The rich don’t need it,

And if you eat it, you’ll die?

The answer to the riddle is “nothing.”
Nothing is greater than God.
Nothing is more evil than the Devil.
The poor have nothing.
The rich need nothing.
And if you eat nothing, you’ll die.


This poem goes out to my buddy Angel, who forwarded the above story to me this morning; and who is now running a 55,000 acre ranch somewhere in eastern Oregon.

Angel is a dear friend and brother in the Lord of whom I still have fond memories of all those early morning Bible Studies held in his office in the wee hours of the morning… which by the way, Angel, I miss; and I also miss you buddy!

Angel has had a few tradgeties in his life, not the least of which was the loss of his youngest son several years ago; and so I know what this song speaks, Angel in fact lives!

As for the “Paul Harvey Story,” apparently though this story has been attributed to Paul Harvey, and though Paul Harvey did use it on a 1997 radio broadcast, he didn’t write it; and also the same is true of the riddle as well; but nevertheless, regardless of who wrote it, I think it contains a very important message for all of us today… young and old alike!!!

Whether we are grandchildren or adults, or somewhere in between, the Bible is very clear on this point, that God is not interested in our “happiness” as much as He is our conformity into the image and likeness of His Son, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus, the Christ—Anointed One)… of which the Bible says that He learned obedience through the things that He suffered (Hebrews 5:8)!

Jesus said that in this world we shall suffer tribulation, but for us to be of good cheer, which speaks of our attitude while in the midst of tribulation; and Jesus also said that He came that our “JOY” may be complete!

Understand this, that “JOY” is quite different from “happiness!”

Happiness depends on pleasing circumstances, minus trials; but JOY is quite a different thing all together!

Joy has to do with our foundation in life, in that which undergirds us in our times of trouble, and that which gives us the reason for our hope and our joy in the midst of severe trials and tribulations, which is Jesus Christ, our Lord, and our relationship with Him!!! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland


Peace of Mind in Troubled Times… preparing for the battle ahead!

Every day of training in BUD/s is called an “Evolution;” and there is a saying in BUD/s training that the only easy evolution was yesterday!

What follows is a letter that David Wilkerson sent out in 1991; and below also is another devotion by David Wilkerson that I know will be of help to many of us in these days and times that so many are living in.

As we read and understand Scriptures, it would seem that God has predestined each one of our lives to the point that there is truly a time and a season for everything under the sun (as the Scripture says); and also I believe with that time and season, as we are awaiting fulfillment of our individual destiny, there are many crosscurrents and other lives as well, that are being prepared concurrently with our own, and so whatever is going on in our life, at this particular moment, God is also coordinating and managing the training and preparations of others that we are to be teamed with for future service; and so it is never just about us!!!

Dearly Beloved:

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT PRAYERS THAT GO UNANSWERED.

Consider the words of a very godly man from history. This man said of the Lord, “I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light…. He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy…. When I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer” (Lamentations 3:1-8).

Jeremiah’s words here speak for many believers as we face our own trying crisis. At such times it seems God has shut the heavens and our prayers are lost. Yet if we do not believe in Holy Ghost timing, we will never understand why our prayers seem delayed. The truth is that each of God’s promises will rise up to test us unless we rest in his timing.

Scripture says of Joseph, “Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him” (Psalm 105:19, my italics). Joseph sat helpless in prison at the time, and his trial of waiting broke his heart. Consider his pathetic plea to the cupbearer who was about to be released from the same cell: “Think on me when it shall be well with thee…and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house” (Genesis 40:14).

He was crying, in essence, “Please, sir, when you go free, talk to Pharaoh about me. Help me get out of this awful place!”

Some readers would ask where Joseph’s faith was. This man was so close to God he could interpret dreams and mysteries. Why didn’t he just rest now, praying in trust that God would deliver him? The answer is Joseph was being tried by God’s Word.

God knew all the time he was going to deliver Joseph. Yet his servant had to be tried by the Word for his faith to mature unto life. You see, we can read God’s Word, pray it and preach it, but until it is tested in us it will not produce life.

Right now you may be severely tested by God’s Word. You’ve seen him answer many prayers in your lifetime, but now you face a longstanding unanswered prayer. Your sorrow, tears and travail have seemed to go unheard. After all this time you see no evidence of an answer.

We must stand on every promise, praying fervently in faith. Then we must wait on God, trusting him to do what is right in his time and his way. This patient waiting is the most difficult matter of all. You can be sure the Lord means it when he declares, “I am with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Do not think Jeremiah gave up in despair. In the midst of his trial, he remembered that God was full of compassion and tender mercies: “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord…. For the Lord will not cast off for ever: but though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies” (Lamentations 3:21-26, 31-32).

Your heavenly Father has bottled every tear, received every cry, listened attentively to every request. If you are going through a hot furnace of affliction, you can know he stands there with you. God has a purpose for everything he allows. And for every difficult trial he gives special grace.

In Christ,
DAVID WILKERSON

Wow is that a good word or what?

How apropos it is for me and I wager it is for so many of you today as well!!!

But it doesn’t end there, because there is something more that God is after from each of us, and He is using our circumstances to squeeze it out of us; and that something is absolute obedience and submission to both His Word and also to the leading of the Holy Spirit in our life, moment by moment, 24/7, 365 days a year… for only then can we be truly fit for His service!

However I maintain that it is exactly here that most fail the test, in that they quit too soon. Just as it is with Navy SEAL training, which has a 70 to 80 percent dropout rate, where men will get up and quit before the test is over.

The test is, at least from God’s perspective, is to test the mettle of our faith and to see when under pressure do we advance in faith, or are we looking for a door of escape, with a “oh why me attitude?”

This is not the sort of person who prevails in the heat of battle, who won’t give up, but who will dig in deeper and are always open to other options and strategy while still in the midst of the fire.

So as we are preparing for today’s battles, let these lessons sink in; and let us not lose hope regardless of how bad or bleak things may appear; for faith does not look at circumstances and sight/sense evidence to give substance to Hope; but ONLY to the promises of God’s Word… and unless we learn to operate in this fashion 24/7, then the Bible says we cannot please God (Hebrews 11:6).

Shalom,

Skip Barland



—–Original Message—–
From: DAVID WILKERSON TODAY [mailto:no-reply@lists.worldchallenge.org]
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 12:01 AM
To: devotions-en@lists.worldchallenge.org
Subject: GOVERNED BY THE WORD OF GOD

GOVERNED BY THE WORD OF GOD

by David Wilkerson | July 23, 2010

If Christ reigns as the supreme authority over his kingdom, and we are his subjects, then our lives must be governed by him. What does it mean, exactly, to be governed by Jesus?

According to the dictionary, to govern means “to guide, to direct, to control all actions and behavior of those under authority.” In short, Jesus must be allowed to control all of our actions and behavior, including our every thought, word and deed.

Jesus also rules the nations of the world. The Bible tells us, “He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves” (Psalm 66:7). “The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all” (Psalm 103:19).

Don’t be fooled—our country is not ruled by Republicans, Democrats or any human authority. It is not controlled by Wall Street or big business entities. No power, earthly or supernatural, rules America or any other nation. God alone is in control. He sits as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, ruling and reigning over all creation from his heavenly throne.

All across America we’re seeing awful moral decay, the rise of the occult, rampant sexual deviations, raging “in your face” atheism. Some Christians fear that the hordes of hell are slowly taking over our nation, establishing Satan’s kingdom of darkness.

We need not worry. Isaiah assures us, “The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the scepter of the rulers…. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! …Thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms” (Isaiah 14:5, 12, 15–16).

Beloved, our God is not one bit anxious about Satan. He isn’t fretting over what we see as an evil takeover of our nation. With just one word from our Lord’s mouth, Satan will be gone forever, tormented for eternity. Therefore, we are to fear no evil.

In no other kingdom does God rule as supremely and as powerfully as in his own kingdom—the one he has established in the hearts of his people.

Jesus said, “Behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21). And it is within this kingdom—the realm of our hearts—that Christ rules supreme over his people, guiding us, healing us, governing our actions and behavior.

“Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end” (Isaiah 9:7). This verse speaks of Jesus’ endless rule throughout eternity. Yet it also has another significant meaning: We must always increase our submission to our King’s rule.

Can you honestly say that day after day, Jesus’ government over you is increasing? Are you bringing your behavior more and more under his authority?

You may wonder—If Jesus is in heaven, ruling in all authority at the right hand of the Father, how does he go about governing his kingdom here on earth? We find the answer in the book of Hebrews. The author tells us that in the Old Testament, God spoke to his people through the prophets. But today the Lord has chosen to speak through his Son (see Hebrews 1:1–2).

Jesus is God’s explicit message to us—the divine Word made flesh. In turn, the Father has sent the Holy Ghost to us today to remind us of the words Jesus spoke while on earth. Thus, Jesus governs us by the written, revealed Word of God. The Bible is our ruler’s scepter, by which he makes his Word known to us.

If you want to hear the testimony of a man who was governed by God’s written Word, you can find it in Psalm 119:11, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (also see verses 105, 123, 133, 162).

http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/devotions/2010/governed-by-the-word-of-god

THE RESTORATION OF AMERICA… a follow-up on God’s urgent call to intercede and pray for America!!!

We are truly One Nation Under God!!!

That is both our heritage and our history as a nation; and it is this piece of parchment, shown in the above picture, called our U.S. Constitution, together with the faith and covenant of our forefathers with God, who wrote it, is ALL that separates us from every other nation in history; and it is for that reason that all the forces of hell today have been unleashed, even within our own government, to bring this contract down, and to undermine permanently what so many have sacrificed and bled for; and to permanently destroy our Constitutional Republic!

The question that God is posing today to us, as Americans is…

Are we going to let them?


America’s only salvation and restoration, as a “Christian Nation,” can come by ONLY one way, and that One Way is through faith in Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Please note: the name Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, literally translated from Hebrew, not through Greek, is Joshua, the Messiah—Anointed One)!

It is NOT politicians who have a voice that God listens to; it is not those who are a part of false religions, be it Islam, Hinduism, Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, Secular Humanists, or whatever name or label by which they may call themselves; and regardless, all of them by the way, the Bible says clearly that they are ALL worshipers of false gods; and none of these people can have access into God’s presence!

It is ONLY those who are in covenant relationship with Messiah Yeshua, whose sins have been washed and forgiven through the redemptive and propitious work of Yeshua on Calvary’s cross… it is ONLY the Bride of Christ (who is the Church of Christ) who have access into God’s Holy of Holies; and it is ONLY through the Blood of Yeshua that any of us have access before God, that our prayers are heard!

America’s future does not depend on the might of our military, though a “Sword” in today’s world is a necessity; but a sword by itself, without the Truth and the Power of the Living God behind it, to back it up, is worthless; and so America’s military might alone will not be enough to save us.

No, at the root of America’s problem is a broken covenant relationship with the God of our forefathers, and until that broken covenant is dealt with, and mended, through individual and national repentance; then America shall remain outside of our rightful position and covering (including blessings and protection) as a nation.

There is ONLY one way home from where we are today… and that is through Yeshua Ha’Mashiach!

Out of all the people alive on planet earth, at the time Abraham was born, the Bible tells us very clearly that father Abraham was chosen by God for only ONE reason, to be the father of our faith and also the progenitor of the linage through which Messiah would come; and that one reason was because God said that Abraham would be a father to his children, and that he would teach them and bring them up in the ways of the Lord God of Israel!!!

The very thing that the Secular Humanists and Progressives of the sixties said was irrelevant and unimportant; and which Christians then exquisite, and allowed the courts of that time to remove prayer and the Bible from our Public Education system; that one thing that was the tie that held our nation’s future intact; and insured our blessing and protection from God… once that was removed there was only one direction that our nation could have gone in… and we are here today because of that fact!

We must understand that all of that which was removed from our classrooms in 1963, through the efforts of just one woman mind you; and all that which we can see that has happened since, to both our society and our culture, is the very thing that put us on this slippery slope, that has caused us to fall further and further away from the God of our forefathers, and of the Bible.

Even in nature a vacuum will not long be tolerated; and so it is also in the spiritual; and so when America decided officially that belief in God was no longer important in the education of our children, and that prayer and the Bible both were to be removed from our classrooms, it was from that point forward that American society was set adrift, to the point that we have even a Muslim today in the White House, who claims he is a Christian; and the Christians can’t tell the difference!

This Urgent Call to Prayer (see below) that was issued by Cindy Jacobs is a sign, I believe, that God is about to move in a different direction; and whether we as Americans will be with Him or against Him, will depend on what we do in this time?

We are called to intercede and to pray; to turn from our wicked ways; and to seek after God’s face, which speaks of personal and intimate relationship; and then God says that He will hear our prayers from Heaven, and that He will heal our land; but again… these are only the prayers of Believers, who are Blood bought and paid for, whose sins are forgiven through the work of Yeshua, only these people have a voice with God!!!

Pray folks, watch and pray; and then be prepared for some serious changes that are to befall our land, and soon!

God is moving on; and we as Americans will be either One Nation under God, or not… and that is the question?

For we will be on one of two sides… either we will be with God, or against Him!

Shalom,


Skip Barland

Cindy Jacobs:

An Urgent Call for Massive Intercession

Dear Believers in Christ,

A few days ago as I watched a news business channel, I received the following word from the Lord. As you can tell, it’s a serious warning. I know the nation is in a delicate condition now, but I believe that I need to send this word out. I ran it by Chuck Pierce and he said that it fits with what he has been hearing, only more specific on the economic side.

This is a wake up and it’s so strong.

A Serious Warning and a Call for Urgent Prayer

A warning received from the Lord on July 17, 2010 in Dallas, Texas:

A few days ago as I watched the financial news, the Lord clearly spoke these words to me, “The nation is teetering!” I then had a vision of the economy of the United States, on what looked like a “scale of justice.” He then went on to show me that we must fast, pray and cry out to the Lord for mercy and solutions that will balance righteousness and justice.

In praying to the Lord for wisdom about this word, I realized what must be done—it is time for the Church in America to stand up and take her place once again in the nation. I mulled over the fact that we have already lost so many of our liberties and this is what I heard, “If the Church doesn’t fast and pray for a faster acceleration of revival and awakening, the iniquitous sin structures in the nation will tip the scale that is teetering and there will be another great depression.”

Of course, this word shook me to the core of my being. Many of you may be aware that the Holy Spirit spoke to me almost a year before the September 2008 economic meltdown, that there would be “no more business as usual.”

The balance of the economy is fragile and depending on the way we fast, pray, and how we cast our votes in the next election will depend on which way the scale tips. We must pray and do. We must pray and act. We must awaken the Church to the state of the nation without fear of pleasing man or fear for our reputation.

God is watching to see which way the die will be cast. If we shift the nation to Biblical values in the arenas of righteousness and justice, the economy will follow. If we continue in our stance of support for Israel, the Stock Market will stabilize and prosper, and that which is fragile will become strong. Supernatural solutions will be sent from Heaven that our natural minds could never reason, nor grasp and they will heal the land.

If we do not heed in this hour there will be a tumbling of our economy and dark days will be ahead to such a degree that our nation will possibly never fully recover from and have the greatness as a nation that God has favored us with for generations.

God have mercy. God send an awakening. God send salvation.

Cindy Jacobs
Generals International
Email: generals@generals.org

An Urgent Call for Massive Intercession…

We are at a crossroads of decision as a nation…

Which direction will we take?

We have been warned!

The ball is in our court…

Cindy Jacobs:

An Urgent Call for Massive Intercession

Dear Believers in Christ,

A few days ago as I watched a news business channel, I received the following word from the Lord. As you can tell, it’s a serious warning. I know the nation is in a delicate condition now, but I believe that I need to send this word out. I ran it by Chuck Pierce and he said that it fits with what he has been hearing, only more specific on the economic side.

This is a wake up and it’s so strong.

A Serious Warning and a Call for Urgent Prayer

A warning received from the Lord on July 17, 2010 in Dallas, Texas:

A few days ago as I watched the financial news, the Lord clearly spoke these words to me, “The nation is teetering!” I then had a vision of the economy of the United States, on what looked like a “scale of justice.” He then went on to show me that we must fast, pray and cry out to the Lord for mercy and solutions that will balance righteousness and justice.

In praying to the Lord for wisdom about this word, I realized what must be done—it is time for the Church in America to stand up and take her place once again in the nation. I mulled over the fact that we have already lost so many of our liberties and this is what I heard, “If the Church doesn’t fast and pray for a faster acceleration of revival and awakening, the iniquitous sin structures in the nation will tip the scale that is teetering and there will be another great depression.”

Of course, this word shook me to the core of my being. Many of you may be aware that the Holy Spirit spoke to me almost a year before the September 2008 economic melt down, that there would be “no more business as usual.”

The balance of the economy is fragile and depending on the way we fast, pray, and how we cast our votes in the next election will depend on which way the scale tips. We must pray and do. We must pray and act. We must awaken the Church to the state of the nation without fear of pleasing man or fear for our reputation.

God is watching to see which way the die will be cast. If we shift the nation to Biblical values in the arenas of righteousness and justice, the economy will follow. If we continue in our stance of support for Israel, the Stock Market will stabilize and prosper, and that which is fragile will become strong. Supernatural solutions will be sent from Heaven that our natural minds could never reason, nor grasp and they will heal the land.

If we do not heed in this hour there will be a tumbling of our economy and dark days will be ahead to such a degree that our nation will possibly never fully recover from and have the greatness as a nation that God has favored us with for generations.

God have mercy. God send an awakening. God send salvation.

Cindy Jacobs
Generals International
Email: generals@generals.org

God is a friend of mine…

At that time Jesus answered and said:

I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.”

And Jesus is saying to you today:

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Mat 11:25-30)

“But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
(Acts 1:8)


Angels Among You
[Monday, July 19, 2010]
“Yes, My angels are carefully assigned to watch and operate.  They are sent from the Father.  They are about you now to work and protect with calculated movement.  Know that no harm shall enter your dwelling,” says the Spirit.

Prophetic Scripture:

Psalm 34:7 – The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him and delivereth them.

We are in a season where I believe we will become increasingly aware of the movement of God’s angels working among us.

As you sit reading this just now, angels are carefully assigned to you.

God’s operation of angels is intricately planned for your benefit.  The Bible says further in Hebrews 1:14, that His angels are ministering servants for the heirs of salvation.

Praise God—that is you and I!  Their purpose is to care and minister to us.  Take note that angels are keeping camp in your house.  They want to work on your behalf.  As you obey and speak the Word of God, their ears perk up.

They get excited to do something!  They listen for that Word to come from your mouth (Psalm 103:20), so they have something to work with.

They hear it and go into action—warring, working, planning and serving!  You have nothing to worry about today, angels are watching.

They have been sent from the Father to ensure your security and safety.  Rejoice today, because of the angels no harm will come near you!

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I see within me today the vision of angels around me.  You have promised that they are always near me.  Therefore, I am confident that I am completely protected, from all harm or evil of any form.  I say that angels work now to obey God’s Word in me as I speak it out today.  Thank You Father, for Your ministering angels.  In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

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Our assignment today is to keep calm:

A lesson taken from Two Listeners:

God Calling – Keep Calm:

“Keep your Spirit-Life calm and unruffled.”

Keep your Spirit-Life calm and unruffled. Nothing else matters. Leave all to Me. This is your great task, to get calm in My Presence, not to let one ruffled feeling stay for one moment. Years of blessing may be checked in one moment by that.

No matter who frets you or what, yours is the task to stop all else until absolute calm comes. Any block means My Power diverted into other channels.

Pour forth – pour forth – pour forth – I cannot bless a life that does not act as a channel. My Spirit brooks no stagnation, not even in rest. Its Power must flow on. Pass on everything, every blessing. Abide in Me.

See how many you can bless each day. Dwell much in My Presence.

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” – Proverbs 4:23

Shalom,

Skip Barland

P.S.
Let us remember that this country of the free, consisting of 50 states, each originally formed as a sovereign republic, that each one has joined together, and has sworn a oath always to uphold and abide by our U.S. Constitution, before ever being admitted to form these United States of America; and the liberty that we now enjoy as a people was not given to us; but rather it came at a great cost in blood, sweat, hardship, and tears.

So let us not be so easily taken and gullible; and let us not give up on and relinquish what so many have given so much to preserve, in our liberty as a free people.

We must remember: “When it comes to PEOPLE, we should be tolerant; but when it comes to IDEAS, we MUST be critical!”

Lest we make the mistake of having to repeat a history we do not want for our children!

The Obama Deception… the movie the Global Elitists don’t want you to watch!!

The Movie and Information the Global Elitists DO NOT want you not to watch!



Question: are we still a free nation, and do we still have First Amendment Rights?

Answer, not for long, not if certain people within government have their way.

Have a look at this movie while you still can, as there are ongoing efforts now to have it removed from the internet!

This video contains information that elements within our government, from the highest levels, and I mean from within the White House, from people who are actively trying to subvert our U.S. Constitution and rob the American people of our liberties, are trying to censor; and they do not want you to see it!

President John F. Kennedy warned us that Secret Societies would be the death of our freedom:

Here are just some of the secret societies which we ALL have heard of, who are pulling the strings of our politicians and also the media today, who are actively seeking to permanently destroy our U.S. Constitution and rob the American people of all our liberties:

Support The Restore American Plan!!!


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If you agree, that our country is worth fighting for and standing up for, then please pass this information along!