WOE  CALIFORNIA: THE  GOLDEN  STATE  IS Tarnished – Prophecy given by Terri Hill on September 17, 2015

Woe to you, California, the golden state is tarnished!

Your shoreline is polluted; your land is scorched and dry. Crops are languishing in the field. The fresh springs of water have dried up and your wells are depleted.

Where is the life-giving flow of My Spirit? Where is the fountain, the water of My Word that gushes forth with a mighty cleansing stream?

Where is the hunger for My holy presence? Where is the desire by My people to hear the uncompromising Word of God that pricks the heart and convicts the conscience?

I tell you, it has become outdated in many places, cast aside like an old garment. My Word has been diluted and polluted like the water in your land.

You have muddied the waters with your feet; you attempt to work up a flow through your own fleshly efforts, by utilizing the foot pumps of Egypt.

You have erred, calling sensationalism a visitation of My Spirit; you have embraced strange practices for worship in spirit and in truth.

Woe to you, California. You have turned your back on Me, like an unfaithful spouse. You have become wanton and careless, and now your beauty is being stripped from you.

I blessed you with mighty moves of My Spirit, which in times past, have brought forth ministries that would touch the nations.

Mighty revivals emerged and ministries were born through the tears and the travail of unknown, humble men of God who wept between the porch and the altar.

Appointed ministries were planted within you like noble vines upon the fresh soil. But now, you have become like a degenerate vine. You grow upon an unplowed field; you are untamed, undisciplined, given over to weeds and hardened clay.

I had expected an abundant harvest to be produced from your fields, for your gifts were flourishing and My power was present for a time. But now you see that Heaven has withheld its rain; your fruit is inferior and the land has been burnt with fire. Your apostasy has caused it to be so.

Instead of the golden reflection of My divine nature, I see the tarnished ways of the world among the congregations of My people.

The culture of entertainment has permeated your assemblies; the sins of the prodigals are ignored; the vices of the wicked are not addressed.

Instead of the call to repentance and holiness from your pulpits, there is a call to inclusive membership in your clubs.

Instead of the call to cross-carrying obedience, there is an appeal for tolerance, as not to offend the multitudes.

Your soothsayers prophesy falsely; you seek them out, and not Me. I see a strange fire burning upon the altars of your mega-ministries; I smell defiled bread, and not the fresh manna of heaven.

The tables in your land are full of meat being sacrificed to idols. You have accepted the customs of the pagans; you have embraced the forbidden practices of the foreigners who live among you.

Some of the strangers who enter your land and have mingled among your population, devise their plans.

I tell you, some will rise up to bite you like a serpent. You have rejected Me and My Commandments repeatedly; you have shed innocent blood continually; you have celebrated perversion completely, and have made it your law.

For these things, the land shall mourn.

Yet in the midst of this, I offer redemption, an opportunity for the mixed multitude to turn to Me, for I weep over them, and I long to gather them unto Myself.

In spite of their hardened hearts, I plead with humanity. For within your borders, I have a Remnant, a people who have not bowed to the god of this age.

And they are Mine, My Beloved, in whom I have placed My Spirit and My heart.

They are hidden from the eyes of the world; they seek no glory for themselves, nor do they aspire to build their own kingdom that others may take notice.

Mine are those who wait upon Me, who seek Me continually. They have set their faces like a flint to do My will, and not their own.

They weep over the abominations in the land and intercede for the lost. Their good works are as incense that arises before Me, and so do I intervene in their behalf.

Their pleas for mercy upon this wayward generation have been heard. And so it is to My beloved Remnant, that I disclose what I am about to do.

I call to you, to stand upon your watch and cry out now for My mercy as My righteous judgment begins.

For I say, California, your calamity is near to come. Invasion is at your gates and borders; destruction is at hand. Woe to you, California, the iniquity is full in many of your cities, and judgment must come, for I am a God of justice and the wicked shall not go unpunished.

I say to My people: prepare! I call to My Beloved: “cry out”, pray for the people of California as well as the nation.

You have been the salt that has preserved it and kept it from total ruin and spoilage. In My mercy, I give a window of time that many may turn to Me, for I am not willing that even one should perish.

I watch for the prodigals to return to Me; I wait for the rebellious to cry out to Me. Did I not say that the Harvest is the end of the Age?

And is this not upon you now? Be ready, My reapers, for My visitation comes, and My glory shall be revealed.

I will pass through the land, and I will shake all that can be shaken. And when I do, I shall receive a Harvest unto Myself, an inheritance of sons and daughters. I will gather them together and bring them into My barn.

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So many Christians stand behind Fox News… but I have long questioned the advisability of such loyalty.

Discerning between the Spirit of Truth and Error…

it all starts with our correctly discerning God’s Word! 

by Skip Barland

There is a great deception a foot through the media today in America, that has actually been going on for years.

The powers that be that pull the strings of both our mainstream media and this Washington D.C. Corporation, called UNITED STATES, INC has successfully, over the years, pitted the Right against the Left, in order to keep our house divided, and to draw attention away from themselves.

The objective is to keep the American people preoccupied and arguing among themselves, solely over their political differences, so as to keep the attention off of what the “Puppet Masters” are doing behind the scenes, to weaken our country in the hope that we will eventually willingly submit to their “New World Order.”

As I’ve said before this same strategy comes right out of the same playbook that was used in Leninist and Stalinist Russia, and continues today under the Communist Party; it was used  in pre-Nazi Germany, that gave rise to Hitler; and also in Red China.

It’s the old “Good Cop, Bad Cop” scenario, that operates much the same as our Two-Party political system does, where both sides appear to be against each other (on the surface that is), where both sides are pitted against the center, in order to achieve a common goal and objective.

It’s all about deceit and the massive programming of the general population, through the media and our public education, when in actuality both sides are working for and are taking their orders form the same people.

What people you ask?

Well at the top of the list are a small group of families, headed up by the Rothschild’s International Banking Cartel that today control most all of the world banking systems.

They have also over the years have set up and have supported a host of Secret Societies, all of which are dedicated to one end, and that is the establishment of a “New World Order.”

Among the more well known of these Secret Societies are the following:

  • the Knights Templar
  • the Knights of Malta
  • the Knights of Columbus
  • the Jesuits
  • the Masons
  • the Ancient and Mystical Order of Rosae Crucis
  • the Illuminati
  • the Nazi Party
  • the Communist Party
  • the Executive Members of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • The Group
  • the Brotherhood of the Dragon
  • the Rosicrucians
  • the Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • the Trilateral Commission
  • the Bilderberg Group
  • the Open Friendly Secret Society (the Vatican)
  • the Russell Trust
  • the Skull & Bones
  • the Scroll & Key

Former Congressman John R. Rarick warned:

 The CFR is dedicated to the establishment of a one-world government and it is  financed by a number of the largest tax-exempt foundations in the world. This organization wields, because of their connections, they are able to wield immense power and influence over our lives in the areas of finance, business, labor, military, education and mass communication media; and they should be familiar to every American concerned with good government and with preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution and our free-enterprise system.

Yet, the nation’s right to know machinery – the news media – usually so aggressive in exposures designed to inform  the public, they are conspicuously silent when it comes to doing any reports on the CFR, its membership, and its activities.

Why is that:

The CFR is the establishment. Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also finances and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high-level decisions for converting the United States from a sovereign constitutional republic into a servile member of a one-world dictatorship.

 Read more at: http://www.wnd.com/2005/06/30874/#JWTbRTyydOzVlcwO.99 

Isn’t interesting to note that the one man who owns the the so called Conservative New Network is himself a member of the CFR and as such he is also committed to the establishment of a “New World Order!”

Walid Shoebat Logo

 Walid Shoebat is a Palestinian American Christian, himself a former terrorist, who converted from Islam to become a born-again Christian.

 He lectures today on the dangers of Islamic radicalism and is a strong supporter of the state of Israel.

 Born to a Jordanian Muslim father and a American mother, Shoebat lived during the early part of his life in the village of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem.

 A self-proclaimed apostate Muslim, Walid Shoebat says he converted to Christianity in 1993 and began spreading the word about the “dangers of Islam”.

 He has been interviewed as a terrorism expert on several television programs, including a handful of appearances on CNN and its sister network, HLN, in 2006 and 2007.

 Shoebat is also a frequent speaker at Biblical prophecy conferences comparing End Times eschatology in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic sacred texts.

IMMA Founder Abdullah Omar Naseef tied to Rupert Murdoch?

 by Shoebat Foundation on JANUARY 15, 2013 in BLOG, GENERAL

Regular readers to this site probably remember the name Abdullah Omar Naseef. He is the founder of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), the organization at which Huma Abedin served as an assistant editor for approximately twelve years.

During the controversy that involved Abedin and letters sent by Michele Bachmann to various Inspectors General that expressed concerns about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration – Fox News noticeably went out of its way to avoid the story, except when coverage of it was helpful to the deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton.

 One very big reason for that might just be found in an article by Diana West.

 While it’s common knowledge that Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is the second largest shareholder of News Corp., Fox’s parent company, perhaps not as widely known is Murdoch’s ownership stake in a media company owned by Alwaleed.

 West reports:

    •  The channel is Al Risala, which translates into “the (Islamic) message.” It was launched in 2006 by Saudi prince Talal bin Alwaleed, the nephew of the King of Saudi Arabia and a Murdoch business associate who also owns a 7 percent stake in Murdoch’s News Corp., the parent company of Fox News and other U.S. media outlets.
    • Murdoch co-owns Al Risala through his acquisition of an 18.97 percent stake in  Rotana, Al Risala’s Arabic media parent group, which is owned by Alwaleed.

West links to another find as well. None other than Abdullah Omar Naseef is one of six members who serve on the Advisory Committee of Al Risala:

    • The Members of the Supreme Advisory Committee of AlResalah channel include:

 1. Sheikh Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al Manai, Member of Senior Ulema Commission in Saudi Arabia

2. Dr. Abdullah Naseef, President of World Muslim Congress

3. Dr. Hamed Al Refaie, Secretary General of the Muslim World Congress and President of the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue

4. Dr. Abdullah Al Meslih, Commission of Scientific Signs of Qur’an and Sunnah

5. Sheikh Ali Al Nashwan Religious Advisor to HRH Prince Alwaleed

6. Dr. Abdulaziz Al Askar, Former Head of Media Department at Al Imam bin Muhamed University

When John McCain defended Abedin and smeared Bachmann, Fox News covered it. When John Boehner did the same, Fox News covered it. When former Bachman Campaign Chief Ed Rollins ripped Bachmann and defended Abedin, Fox News covered it. When it came to an opposing view, Fox News ignored it. In one case, host Megyn Kelly insisted that David Horowitz be shut down when he brought it up as a guest on her show.

 Any argument put forth that Horowitz was shut down because he went off topic is short-circuited because of the network’s bald-face avoidance of the story absent pro-Abedin reports.

 As Abedin fades from public view (at least for the time being) because of Clinton’s decision to step down as Secretary of State, her relevance may subside as well but what is absolutely relevant is the role of Naseef. As the founder of the IMMA, his plans are extremely clear; they include a very real propaganda campaign designed to transform non-Muslim lands into Muslim lands until all lands have Muslim majorities. That’s what the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA) was specifically founded to do.

 Walid proved it:

 An individual whose name has come up in the controversial story involving the sale of Al Gore’s Current TV to Al Jazeera is Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who has his own program on Al Jazeera and lives in the country where that network is based – Qatar.

This reality rightfully warrants criticism of Gore’s judgment but how about criticism of Murdoch’s judgment?

 “Why do Islamic fundamentalists really want to kill us, what drives them and how to fight back.”

 Consider that Naseef, the man who sits on the Supreme Advisory Committee of Al Risala – a company Murdoch has a substantial stake in – has a history with Al Qaradawi. In 2004 – 2005, both Qaradawi and Naseef sat on the Board of Trustees of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS). Huma Abedin’s brother Hassan was a fellow at the time.

OCIS_Trustees

 The sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera will mean that the Jihadist network will attempt to further its agenda actively in the United States. Alwaleed’s ownership stake in News Corp. has already been demonstrated to mean that Fox News will actively avoid exposing Jihadist agendas. Murdoch’s stake in Al Risala appears to mean he benefits when Jihadist agendas are furthered in both Muslim Majority lands…

 …and Muslim Minority lands.

 Read West’s entire piece.

A Reflection on our History and a Timely Word of Encouragement and Direction in this Dangerous Season we are Living in…

Our Covenant with God

by Skip Barland

There are only two nations in history that have established their government based on a covenant they made with God. The first was the nation of Israel and the last was the Republic for the united states of America. Where was that covenant established, you ask?

The first covenant with God was established on the Mayflower by the pilgrims who came to settle in this new land, and they made that covenant in a document that is called the Mayflower Compact, which was signed on November 11, 1620.

The Mayflower Compact stands as the first hallowed document of the American constitutional tradition:

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. IN WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.

The next document was signed by our Founding Fathers on July 4,1776, and it is called the Declaration of Independence, which document marked our nation’s birth.

The Revolutionary War was fought by our Founding Fathers not only as a rebellion against the tyranny of the mighty British Empire, but also it was a repudiation by our Founding Fathers of  the “old world order,” and the monarchial tyranny that was so prevalent in Europe!

This sacred and historic document stands as our birth certificate, describing the manner and/or character that the citizens of this brave “New Nation” are to have and are to strive for via the guiding authority of our Constitution and the Holy Bible.

  It is also a sacred Covenant and/or Contract with the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who created these citizens equally, in order that this new government would ensure them those certain inalienable rights, including “life liberty and pursuit of happiness.”

 When the Covenant is not kept according to the dictates of the Bible — the Hebrew Holy Scriptures — then GOD acts accordingly towards us, just as He did with the Nation of Israel.

 By our Founding Fathers invoking GOD as our Justifier, they implicated HIM in a war for freedom.  Therefore, it is imperative that “We the People,” as the beneficiaries of this covenant, keep and fulfill this most sacred Covenant/Contract with the Majesty On High, who is our Sovereign God and Creator!

Outside Independence Hall when
the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended,
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin,
Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?
With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded,
A republic, if you can keep it.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Well on that score we have not done too well!

Our nation is in trouble today because, as happened with the nation of Israel, we have reneged on our original Covenant with God, and we have violated His standards to the point that this D.C. Corporation is today attempting to remove all acknowledgement of Him from our nation’s history; from our classrooms; and from the public squares.

This Corporate entity, called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC, that replaced our Constitutional Republic back in 1871 (through the Act of 1871) are today attempting to replace our long established Judaic/Christian faith in God with a godless ecumenical New Age style faith movement (which is not new at all, it come right out of the pages of Mystery Babylon) which they are calling the “New World Order.”

They are doing this in preparation for what I believe will eventually be what the Bible describes as very totalitarian and oppressive “One World Government” together with a  one world monetary system that will usher in the kingdom of the Antichrist, spoken of in Revelation 13.

In times like this, God in His long-suffering love and grace which He bears for His lost children, just as He did with the Nation of Israel, extends to us a hand of grace and reconciliation (now mind you, this has been made possible only through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ and His propitious sacrifice on Calvary’s cross), in the hope that His wayward children would (as outlined in 2 Chronicles 7:14) heed His call; humble themselves and pray; turn from their wicked ways and seek His face; in order that God would hear their prayers and heal our land.

Amos 3:1-7

Sounding the Alarm

3 Listen to this, Israel. God is calling you to account—and I mean all of you, everyone connected with the family that he delivered out of Egypt. Listen!

“Out of all the families on earth, I picked you.
Therefore, because of your special calling, I’m holding you responsible for all your sins.”

3-7 Do two people walk hand in hand if they aren’t going to the same place?
Does a lion roar in the forest if there’s no carcass to devour?
Does a young lion growl with pleasure if he hasn’t caught his supper?
Does a bird fall to the ground if it hasn’t been hit with a stone?
Does a trap spring shut if nothing trips it?
When the alarm goes off in the city, aren’t people alarmed?
And when disaster strikes the city, doesn’t God stand behind it?
The fact is, God, the Master, does nothing without first telling his prophets the whole story.

Wings of Prophecy

A Time of Great Sorrow

By Glynda Linkous
Jan 16, 2013 04:46 pm

 My people are in a state of waiting. You wait and watch for you know My judgments are coming and will be upon you. Some of you have prepared as I have led you and others have not.  You will fare well as long as you have prepared your hearts.

 A time of great sorrow approaches, My people. A time when none of you will be sure where to turn or what to do. You must keep your mind and your eyes fixed on Me as it approaches and encompasses you, for this is what is truly necessary.

 My people will grieve as never before in this time, for the things that will be done to you and the things you will see.  Remember the joy of your salvation and it will succor you in these times, for truly there will be little around you that will bring you joy.

 I instruct you in these things now that you may tell  your  brothers and  sisters, and that you may remember them in the times coming, and survive them.

 Endure until the end, My precious children, for I  long to share eternity and all the glory of heaven with you!

      •  1 Peter 4:7:  But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
      •  Isaiah 26:3: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
      •  Matthew 4:7-8:  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
      •  Psalm 35:9:  And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
      •  Matthew 24:13:  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Our ONE and only hope in our time of need… Jesus Christ!!!

GOD is an ever present help in our time of need…

 and the Bible assures us that he will help us when we call upon Him!

by Skip Barland


Dick Mills, an evangelist and prophet, servant of the Lord:Dick went home to the Lord in April of 2012. Dick’s ministry was characterized by the unique gifts God has blessed him with.  As he ministered, the power of the Holy Spirit moved through him to teach, edify, and uplift.  His ministry was to the congregation as well as the individual, as the Lord spoke through him with personal Words of Wisdom, encouragement, and prophecy.  His services informed, enlightened, and motivated people to a higher level of commitment to God.  His mission lives on through the dedication of the Dick Mills Ministries staff and his legacy of personal ministry through his son, David, and his grandsons, Judah and Blake.
The following are the personal testimonies of Pat Robertson and Jack Hayford:

“Dick has one of the most unique ministries of any man of God I know in the world.  He has been used of God to bring deep spiritual blessings at crucial times in my own life, and I am sure this is true of tens of thousands of others around the country.” – Pat Robertson, President and CEO, CBN

“For my part, Dick Mills’ character, ministry in the Word of God and prophetic gift continue to define the ministry of a prophet to the Body of Christ.” – Jack Hayford

God’s Word is Living and Powerful 
By Dick Mills


“My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Ps. 73:26 NKJ). 

This verse was visibly demonstrated to me in an intensive care unit. Leitha, a friend of the family, was rushed to the hospital suffering from a severe heart attack. Hovering between life and death, she was being monitored closely by the hospital staff. 

The machine attached to her showed a dot and a wavy line, a dot and a way line. It was explained to me that this was an indication that the heart beat was normal and that Leitha was resting comfortably.

Due to the serious nature of Leitha’s condition, the nurse in attendance limited my wife and me to a visit of five minutes or less. She also expressed a great concern that any “excitement” could cause Leitha irreparable damage. 

For four minutes my wife and I carried on the normal social amenities with Leitha. How are you? Are you eating? Are you resting well? All the time we were talking, I kept watching the monitor. There it was, steady as a clock: dot, wavy line; dot, wavy line.

With one minute to go, I quoted Psalm 73:26. Immediately the lines on the monitor jumped. They began to go up and down, even disappearing off the top and bottom of the screen. Quickly the nurse hurried us out of the room thinking that Leitha was going to die from the sudden burst of excitement.

A few days later, however, Leitha was released from the hospital completely healed. Those lines running up and down and off both top and bottom of the monitor were visible proof that God’s Word is living and powerful, able to penetrate joints and marrow. We saw it with our own eyes!

Source: The Spirit-Filled Believer’s Daily Devotional by Dick Mills

 

Amos 3:7

Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.

I can tell you that this man was used of the Lord in my life to give me both Words of Knowledge and Wisdom on several different occasions.

Shortly after I was born-again I happened to be in a Christian Businessmen’s dinner meeting, where Dick Mills was the speaker.

What happened was I happened to be seated in the back, in a room that was filled with about 300 people, and I just had a thought in my mind, which I didn’t vocalize, that it would be really cool if I could get a message from the Lord today.

No sooner than Dick Mills came up to the podium he pointed right back in my direction and said the man in the back with the curly hair who said he’d like to get a word from the Lord, would you come up here please?

I might also add that this happened shortly after I had received my first Word of Knowledge from another minster (who had never seen me before and didn’t know me from Adam) that told me about an event that had occurred approximately five years before.

When I was nineteen I was involved in a near fatal auto accident.

I was out on a Friday night with three of my friends. We had spent the evening bowling and were on our way home.

My one friend, who was driving, had just gotten a brand new SS Chevelle 390 Super Sport as a gift from his parents.

We had stopped to drop off my other friend’s girlfriend at her house, and for some reason, after they had gotten out of the car, my friend with the car (Bobby), decided to start horsing around and was punching the engine to lay some rubber on the street.

All I can remember was my trying to put my seatbelt on, but was unable to because it was stuck.

I later learned told that he said he had mistakenly hit the accelerator, instead of the brake, and the car had run into a tree; and I guess at that point I went head first into either the dash or windshield.

The next thing I remember is I woke up in a hospital ICU room about a week and half later, from a coma.

This experience made an indelible impression on me, in that for some reason, when I awaken from the coma God was VERY real to me.

I thought I was a Christian because I had been raised in the church, was baptized as an infant, and was confirmed at age 13; at which time I stopped attending church. I guess it was because I figured I had fulfilled all the requirements.

I had no idea what it meant to be a Christian; that it was much more than merely fulfilling some religious denominational requirements or rituals.

Anyway five years later I was now living in California, and it was here that I became a born-again Christian.

I used to listen to this preacher every morning in my early drive to work and decided this one Sunday to attend his church.

While setting out in the congregation in the middle of the service this pastor, who again I repeat didn’t know me at all and had never seen me before, he called me to come up to the front and then proceeded to give me my first Word of Knowledge.

He talked about my accident and told me that the Lord had sent an angel and had snatched me out of the hands of Satan. He also told me other things too, personal things, that he had no way of knowing.

Like I said this was my first experience with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and it was God’s way of letting me know that everything I read in the Bible is true.

We serve an all powerful supernatural God and yet much of the church today, as the Bible said would happen (in 2 Timothy 3:5), where it says (talking about the condition of the church) that though they have a form of godliness, they have denied its power!

I have learned that this Christian walk is far more than our following some religious dictates or dogma of a any one church denomination, and mind you none of that is necessarily bad and it can be very helpful if it is practiced according to Scripture.

My point is this, if you are facing difficulty in your life today, trials and tribulations is what the Bible calls it (and really who today isn’t) then you need to know the God of the Supernatural, who the Bible says is ever mindful of every detail of your life.

It even says (in Psalm 139 that he has scheduled each and every day of our life, before we were born, and recorded each day in a book:

Psalm 139:16

New Living Translation (NLT)

16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

The Bible also tells us:

Matthew 10:29-31

J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

29-31 “Two sparrows sell for a farthing, don’t they? Yet not a single sparrow falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. The very hairs of your head are all numbered. Never be afraid, then—you are far more valuable than sparrows.

John 16:33

New King James Version (NKJV)

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

So whatever you are facing individually, or whatever we are facing, collectively, as a nation, in both instances Jesus is the answer!

Colossians 1:16

New King James Version (NKJV)

16 For by Him (Jesus) all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

And just before He left earth He told His disciples:

Matthew 28:18-20

New King James Version (NKJV)

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

So what does all of this mean?

It means that if you are a Christian, God has set spiritual forces to work on your behalf, to train you and to prepare you for eternity; and His promise (as found in Philippians 1:6) for all of us is that He will continue that work until its completion.

God never gives up on you and so don’t you give up on yourself!

Keep the faith and come join the adventure.


Learning to fight God’s way… in a fallen world!

God has posted Watchmen on the Wall…

And the instructions for these Watchmen are to watch and pray!

Isaiah 62:6

Jerusalem, I have put guards on the walls to watch.
They must not be silent day or night.
You people who remind the Lord of your needs in prayer
should never be quiet.

Prayer is the means by when we connect with heaven, not to give God our orders and tell Him what we want, however there is a seeming paradox here because we are also instructed in the Bible to pray and supplicate in our times of need, meaning that God does expect us to petition Him in our hour of need, but still that is not the primary purpose of prayer.

No, prayer is about our getting on God’s wave length, and our learning to resonate with Him as Jesus did.

We ALL have been programmed and have been taught how to think according to this fallen world… it’s in our culture, our education, and our upbringing from the time we were children!

As a Christian we are NOT to walk according to the world!

Jesus told His disciples at one point, “As the Father has called me, I am calling you.”

The Bible calls Jesus our elder brother; it also calls Him the “Last Adam” too, which means Jesus in every way is our example and our model of what God had initially purposed to accomplish through Adam, prior to the fall; and so Jesus (through His life and ministry in the earth) exemplifies for us what God’s will and intention is for each of us, and that is for us to follow and to serve the Father, by faith, through the power and by the direction of the Holy Spirit… just as Jesus did.

Understand this, if you are a Christian then your life is no longer your own!

The fact is, if you are Born-again you have now been enlisted into God’s service and you have also been reconciled back into God’s family, through the propitious work which Jesus did for each of us on Calvary’s cross; and so your relationship with God is now just as it was with Adam and Eve before the fall.

It is God who has done this and has made it possible for us to come home!

He did it at great expense and though this gift of salvation comes to us free of charge, it did not come cheap!

Jesus gave His All, and our response is that we give our all!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Mark 8:34-36

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

34 When He (Jesus) had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”

The Bible clearly says that, as Christians, we are to be available and prepared for God’s service at ALL times, in season and out – 24/7! (2 Timothy 4:2)

However so often as Believers we can get discouraged, if we keep our focus on the storms of our life and not on God’s Word; and when we do so, we are shifting our focus off of the only power and hope that we have, that will see us through the storm.

In these instances we are making the exact same mistake that Peter made, when Jesus called to him, for him to walk out to Him on the water.


Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Immediately Jesus told his followers to get into the boat and go ahead of him across the lake. He stayed there to send the people home. 23 After he had sent them away, he went by himself up into the hills to pray. It was late, and Jesus was there alone. 24 By this time, the boat was already far away from land. It was being hit by waves, because the wind was blowing against it.

25 Between three and six o’clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the water. 26 When his followers saw him walking on the water, they were afraid. They said, “It’s a ghost!” and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus quickly spoke to them, “Have courage! It is I. Do not be afraid.”

28 Peter said, “Lord, if it is really you, then command me to come to you on the water.”

29 Jesus said, “Come.”

And Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus. 30 But when Peter saw the wind and the waves, he became afraid and began to sink. He shouted, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught Peter. Jesus said, “Your faith is small. Why did you doubt?”

32 After they got into the boat, the wind became calm. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped Jesus and said, “Truly you are the Son of God!”

You will note in the above verses of scripture that Jesus first sent His disciples into the storm, and as we study the Bible we find that this sort of thing happens many times, as there are many examples that can be found in the Bible of God sending His covenant children into problems and storms of one kind or another.

How about when Abraham was called by God to go to a land that he know not?

God did not give Abraham any information at all about where this Promised Land was, or how long it would take for them to get there.

Was this not a test of Abraham’s faith?

Here Abraham was being asked to uproot his family, leave his home, his family, and his security behind, and journey to a place that he knew nothing about, and then when He finally got there, to this Promised Land, he found himself in the middle of a famine.

How do you like them apples…isn’t this life of faith fun? J

Understand this, God has a reason and purpose for everything He does in the life of EVERY believer; and to learn what that reason is we have to look to His Word, the Holy Bible.

In the same way that our military will put young recruits through wartime simulations and tests, even under live fire, in order to teach them how to react under pressure, likewise God does the same thing and for the same reason.

Deuteronomy 8:2-5

And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.

You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you.

In reference to the above wilderness experience, in the scripture below we are encouraged and told that these things were written for our benefit, as examples for us to follow; and even though at times we may feel as though we are being pushed pass our breaking point, God’s promise to us is that He will not allow us to be tempted (or tested) beyond our ability to withstand the pressure, but along with that He will give us an avenue of escape.

1 Corinthians 10:1-14

Warnings From Israel’s History

10 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.” We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.

11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!

13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

We are also told in the Bible (see Ephesians 6:12) that we are not fighting (or wrestling) against flesh and blood, but rather we are fighting against wicked principalities and powers; against supernatural beings of darkness that fill this age, and against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

And the Bible goes on to tell us that this battle CANNOT be won through carnal means:

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

We need to understand that the Christian life is to be a supernatural life; and as the Bible clearly tells us that we are facing a very formidable and supernatural enemy of Darkness, if we are to be successful in our battle against him, then we had better learn how to use those spiritual weapons that God has provided us!

Faith by its very definition is the substance of things hoped for that is evident by things NOT seen or felt in the natural.

Consequently, it is in that very space between when you first begin to pray and believe for your miracle, and when the miracle or answer to prayer manifests that faith resides.

As the Apostle Paul points out, in the Bible, “HOPE” is what you have need of before you have the manifestation or answer to your prayer, and once you have it in hand and have received what you having been praying for, hope is no longer needed. .

If we are going to be successful at this walk of faith, then we have to pay attention to the rules of engagement, as they are taught in the Bible.

The Bible says God’s ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not ours either; for as high as heaven is above the earth, so are God’s ways and His thoughts above ours.

Get a clue folks, God is not the one who needs to change, we are!

We must never think that just because life may be hard for us, under our current circumstances, that even though we may be faced with many challenges, that God is not hfere with us; and that He will not be faithful to His Word, to perform it in our life and in our circumstances!

We have a sure record that tells us otherwise; that He will be faithful, in the same way He has always been faithful to every Saint we read about in His Word!

These examples that we read in the Bible are intended for our edification and guidance in our time of need; so instead of giving up and/or wavering under the pressure, we need to learn to stand and to trust God!

Below is an excellent message on the subject of prayer, which I ran across the other day, and so I thought to pass it along to you.

“Legend has it that after a morning praying in the monastery of Piedra, a novice asked an abbot, ‘Do they (our prayers) make God closer to us?’

‘I will answer you with another question,’ said the Abbot. ‘All those prayers you pray will they make the sun rise tomorrow?’

‘Of course not! The sun rises because it obeys a universal law!’

‘So that is the answer to your question. God is near to us, regardless of the prayers we say.’

The novice rebelled, ‘You want to say that our prayers are useless?’

‘No. If you don’t get up early, you will never be able to see the sun rise. If you don’t pray, even though God is always near, you will never be able to notice His presence.’

Pray and watch, this should be the motto of the Warrior of Light. If you just watch, you’ll start seeing ghosts where none exist. If you merely pray, you will not have time to execute the works that the world sorely needs.” ~ Paulo Coelho

The Lord is my Helper…

The Lord is my Helper!!!

Hitherto hath the Lord helped us

1 Samuel 7:12

The word “hitherto” seems like a hand pointing in the direction of the past.

Twenty years or seventy, and yet, “hitherto the Lord has helped!”

Through poverty, through wealth, through sickness, through health, at home, abroad, on the land, on the sea, in honour, in dishonour, in perplexity, in joy, in trial, in triumph, in prayer, in temptation, “hitherto has the Lord helped us!”

We delight to look down a long avenue of trees. It is delightful to gaze from end to end of the long vista, a sort of verdant (lush green) temple, with its branching pillars and its arches of leaves; even so look down the long aisles of your years, at the green boughs (branches) of mercy overhead, and the strong pillars of lovingkindness and faithfulness which bear up your joys.

Are there no birds in yonder branches singing? Surely there must be many, and they all sing of mercy received “hitherto.”

But the word also points forward. For when a man gets up to a certain mark and writes “hitherto,” he is not yet at the end, there is still a distance to be traversed.

More trials, more joys; more temptations, more triumphs; more prayers, more answers; more toils, more strength; more fights, more victories; and then come sickness, old age, disease, death.

Is it over now?

NO! There is more yet-awakening in Jesus’ likeness, thrones, harps, songs, psalms, white raiment, the face of Jesus, the society of saints, the glory of God, the fullness of eternity, the infinity of bliss. O be of good courage, believer, and with grateful confidence raise my “Ebenezer.”

(Reference: 1 Samuel 7:12 — “Samuel took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer—’the stone of help’—for he said, ‘Up to this point the Lord has helped us!'” — The Ebenezer Stone (see right) represented a fresh beginning, a reversal of course for God’s people. It also said something important about God: his mercies are everlasting; his covenant is forever.)

He who hath helped thee hitherto Will help thee all thy journey through.

When read in heaven’s light how glorious and marvelous a prospect will thy “hitherto” unfold to thy grateful eye!

by Charles Spurgeon

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One must never come to the Lord thinking that this spiritual life, which we are now supposed to live by faith, as born-again covenant children of God, is a quid pro quo relationship; that somehow since we have committed ourselves to God, that He now owes us!

Anyone who would give that impression to a new believer, that by becoming a Christian life is going to be easier, is really doing them a disservice and is setting them up to fail.

The truth is, life in general, as we ALL are living it now in this fallen world, is a challenge for everyone; and even more so after you have become a Christian, because you now have a target on your back, placed there by Satan (the Devil).

You can be sure that Satan is going to do everything that he can to challenge your decision to follow and serve Christ, because your success as a Christian means a definite loss of ground for him in his kingdom.

As it turns out, from God’s point of view anyway as we can learn from reading our Operations Manual (the Bible), this life that we are living, as Christians, is a training ground for eternity; and it is in this life that we are to learn how to apply God’s promises, His spiritual tools, and His power to overcome life’s difficulties.

Check it out and come join the adventure with us!

Listen to what King David had to say about this… 

Your problems come not to defeat you,

but to make you strong!

The only thing we have to do in order to win this race is don’t quit!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS…

The Christmas Story…

Remembering the reason for the season!

His birth was prophesied long ago:

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

And on that first Christmas day God’s gift to the world was born:

Luke 2:8-20

A vision comes to shepherds on the hill-side

8-12 There were some shepherds living in the same part of the country, keeping guard throughout the night over their flocks in the open fields. Suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by their side, the splendour of the Lord blazed around them, and they were terror-stricken. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen, I bring you glorious news of great joy which is for all the people. This very day, in David’s town, a Saviour has been born for you. He is Christ, the Lord. Let this prove it to you: you will find a baby, wrapped up and lying in a manger.”

13-14 And in a flash there appeared with the angel a vast host of the armies of Heaven, praising God, saying, “Glory to God in the highest Heaven! Peace upon earth among men of goodwill!”

15 When the angels left them and went back into Heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Now let us go straight to Bethlehem and see this thing which the Lord has made known to us.”

16-20 So they came as fast as they could and they found Mary and Joseph—and the baby lying in the manger. And when they had seen this sight, they told everybody what had been said to them about the little child. And those who heard them were amazed at what the shepherds said. But Mary treasured all these things and turned them over in her mind. The shepherds went back to work, glorifying and praising God for everything that they had heard and seen, which had happened just as they had been told.

From my house to yours…


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