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God is in control


In response to Will you deny me?

Judgement

The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. Rev. 8:7 Praise God for His faithfulness, He is our bulwark and our strength. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Ps 46:1-3

Demita, this word is for you. You need to connect with God, you need to seek His still small voice and not seek His direction through others. He is your direction, your counsel, your strength in time of need. In answering your question He says, Prepare what I tell you, store as much as you need, like the Manna from heaven, no more no less because your excess will spoil. Do not worry about running out. As I cared and directed Elijah so I will care for you until I come.

From what I’ve seen and heard through Glynda and a couple other trusted seekers and my wife’s dreams, we will, in fact, see and experience the judgements crashing down on America, But God is reassuring us that we will be in His presence through them and in His peace. He is calling us now to train, if you will, to be in His presence and to know His peace now, so that we will not flounder at that time of terror. Praise God for His encouragement and His chastening.

Dan


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RSVP: Have you sent yours?


Well, I’m recovering, now, from hosting our daughter’s wedding a week ago. I never realized how much work, effort and sacrifice go into such an endeavor. This was my first time putting on something big, and this was a small wedding of 90. I can’t imagine one of these huge weddings with hundreds of guests. And through it all I learned something really important about the RSVP.

I grew up in a large, pretty much dysfunctional family. The eighth out of nine kids I pretty much followed the train. My mom was pretty much narcissistic so anything to do with invitations was all about her and nothing really ended up getting down to my end of the pecking order. So etiquette and protocol weren’t important to me, I just followed the crowd. When I was old enough to actually get an invite I didn’t know what RSVP was for let alone what it meant. I’d figured you thought enough about me to invite me, of course you can assume I’ll be there. And then later in life, for me it was more like a definite maybe, so I never thought about sending it back either, even though the price was paid.

So what does RSVP mean? It is an initialization derived from the French phrase répondez s’il vous plaît, meaning “Respond, if you please”. As I learned from the wedding, the sender NEEDS your response. We need to have an accurate count to order food, seating, tables and all the other trifles. The host is going to be spending a deal of money per invited guest and needs to know the tally. Even with an RSVP, you’ll have those that respond that they are coming and don’t show for some reason and those that don’t respond and do show up. It’s a nightmare of planning, and inconsiderate of the bride and groom. There may be some uninvited that could have come had they known who the no shows would be.

All this set me to thinking about the biggest RSVP of all, a wedding banquet invitation sent out over 2000 years ago.

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Jesus offered Himself up as the ultimate sacrifice, covering the sins of man as a gift, offering it up as a gift to any who will accept it. He makes that invitation with an RSVP, and a required answer. In Luke 14:16-23 Jesus talks about a certain man giving a great feast and inviting many guests, and when the time came they started coming up with bogus excuses so he then invited the lame and the poor and there was still room so he ordered the servants to go to the roads and the highways and invite all who would come. I believe He, Jesus, was letting the Jews know, in advance, that they would in fact reject the invitation and that the invite would go to the Gentiles.

There is also the problem with sending the RSVP saying that you’re coming, yet not show up. In Matt 13:1-23 Jesus talks about scattering the seed and it falls on rocks and comes up quickly, only to be scorched and burned up or the plants come up and weeds (cares of the world) choke them. You can still declare that you are coming to the banquet but find something else more important, to your loss.

In another case, there are party crashers. In Matt 22:8-14 the King comes to one who isn’t wearing wedding clothes. When asked how he got in the feast without wedding clothes the man was speechless and was thrown out. There are those that put on religion, pretending to have sent the RSVP yet find themselves without a seat, naked before Jesus. In Matt 7:21-23 Jesus declares, quite frankly, that some who we think will be caught up in heaven with us will in fact be thrown into hell. Also see Hebrews 6:4-6.

Sending in an RSVP is serious business I found out. It is needed for accountability, and everyone needs to be accountable for themselves. In the world as we know it, it is courteous, in God’s economy, it is dead serious. What about you? You’ve been invited. Have you sent in your RSVP? Are you making serious plans to attend? Don’t let this moment pass you by. Jesus is calling your name right now. He has sent you an RSVP with a return envelope already stamped. You just need to accept the invitation. Lord Jesus, I accept that I am a sinner and you are my only way out. Take me as I am, clean me up and let me attend your wedding banquet, I want to be yours. Amen.

Pray that prayer and follow Jesus through His word, welcome His Holy Spirit, don’t be left behind…


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Dreams: Consuming fire


Sue had these dreams last night that I thought were significant. Particularly the fire dreams being confirmed.

“I was watching a lady I know and 2 men do a sort of open air evangelizing
(she in real life is not likely a Christian based on her language) talking
about Jesus and how He will protect them from harm no matter what. They
were in a large open doorway to a building and I, along with some other
people, were across this shallow ditch or something, listening to them. They
were using a pot of fire for their discussion and somehow it fell over and
there was a big fire. I grabbed a long rope that was leading from their
area to me and yelling to others to pull as somehow that might help them
escape. As I was pulling, I was yelling to her to hang on and she looked
me in the eye and said “its ok” and then the rope broke and they were
engulfed with fire. I woke then feeling terribly ill; it was black outside
so not sure of the time. I eventually was able to go back to sleep and
then had the next dream. Continue reading


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They Were Looking for Food


godsfingers:

Similar impressions, the scarcity of food, have been coming our way. The result, of cataclysm or civil war I don’t know but it does bear paying attention to.

Dan

Originally posted on Dreams Of Dunamis:

 

 

This is a dream that one of my younger children had,
About two months after the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
I have written it here, as it was described to me…

 
It is the Holly Days season again,
sometime in December.
I couldn’t tell what year it was,
But I sensed it was somewhere in America.

At first, it seemed like the usual Christmas holiday season
that rolls around every year,
with the holiday music blaring out their repeated tunes,
and the television adds pushing products
with the usual consumer commercialism,
but then I realized that something was very different.
There were still many shoppers out and about,
trying to find that perfect present for the people on their list,
but this year, THEY WERE LOOKING FOR FOOD. 

Yes, there was a few of the usual presents
that people usually give out to each other…

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Handcuffs and shackles


In Response to Chained

Yes, shackles, handcuffs and chains. The unredeemed church is becoming more and more bound to the world. They take on, in their doctrine, more and more of the sins from which the Christ set us free. The handcuffs and shackles are bondage. The chains are the weight of the sins that the church allows and endorses. They call it jewelry or fine adornment, of gold and silver, as they lead others to death. MT 18:6 “But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”, but yet they deceive themselves into thinking they are following the Christ’s example.

These chains add to the weight, pulling them down toward the abyss. I see a giant sink hole with those shackled and chained, some with many, some with few chains. Those with the few chains are at the edge, but as they stand there the edges break away and they begin to sink. They don’t understand that they are sinking, they just repeat, forward, forward. Those in the middle of the sink hole are so deep as to be out of sight.

Some look at their chains and notice that the gold has gone green and the silver black and they toss them aside as some costume jewelry. And a golden rope comes down and pulls them up and sets them on high ground.

We, too, in the redeemed church, have our choices. We have let the world go, become unshackled or not even shackled to begin with. But what do WE do? Do we hide, looking to ourselves to protect what we have? No. Jesus will preserve that. Now is the time, more than ever to seek those whose eyes have been opened and need help casting off that which binds, lift up the sinking…..

Are you sinking? Are you holding on to the things of the world. Are you among those changing God’s word to suit your needs or desires? God is calling you to repent while there is still time. The time of His grace is growing short and He loves you enough to urge you now, if you are here it is because God brought you here to hear. Accept His grace, confess your sins to Him and enter into His presence. He does not want to cast judgement on you, He wants you to enjoy the fullness of His love. Come to Him today, don’t delay….


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“60 Minutes” demonizes Israel and acquits Islam


godsfingers:

My Comment:

An incredible turn on the events happening in Israel. This is the power of the central media.

When I read of the mega churches beginning this refrain I had concern that Satan was taking his shot using these “emerging” churches to begin his campaign to get the US out of Israel. Influential churches such as Willow Creek (Hybels), Saddleback Church (Rick Warren) embracing the acceptance of Palestine and Islam and denying that Israel is in a God mandated position, are beginning to condition it’s members to take a view against Israel. The US is Israel’s lone single and staunch supporter, historically, since God restored it’s nationhood. Now we see a trend toward that removal.

CBS, the liberal left media outlet, goes prime time to “expose” the audacity of the Jews (an occupying force) and their attacks to drive “christians” out of the land. It is clear that the Muslim president Obama is orchestrating this movement. Imagine his joy when American “christians” scream for him to remove US support of Israel and stop them from attacking Christians. This will achieve, and I believe he knows, the ultimate downfall of the US as God’s blessing and protection is totally removed from the US and the curse, from cursing Israel, falls on the US. The reason why the US ISN’T in the Bible.

From an eschatology stand point it is kind of exciting, if true. With Putin in Russia, and Iran mounting forces against Israel we have the perfect scenario fulfilling Ezekial 38,39. Without US support it’s only Israel….and God. Israel will have no choice but to fall back on the Creator of the Universe, the God who called their people, the only power for their salvation.

America is so deceived and so believing of what goes in to them from the media, because they don’t go to where the real truth, the real life, the real future lies, the Bible, the Living Word of God. Instead, whatever they hear on TV is the truth, not to be challenged by the words in the Bible, or as they put it the book of lies and make believe so that even the mainline churches deny it’s relevance for today. And these are the members of the “growing” church, the growing number of “christians”.

The Redeemed church is shrinking, the emerging church, the church of Laodecia, the church of Apostasy is growing. To which do you belong? Are you the one talking about the peace, love and acceptance of Jesus’ words while denying His judgements? Do you subscribe church as a nice religious experience for one day of the week? You need to find the true Messiah, Jesus the Living God who is calling you this day. Accept that you are a sinner, accept His forgiveness and follow Him. Give Him Lordship today and save yourself from what is to come. He is calling your name right now…..

Originally posted on News that matters:

Segment on Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land stirs backlash.

CBS’ Bob Simon gets paid hard cash by Arabian advertisers for his defamation of the state of Israel.

A new report on the state of Christians living in the Holy Land aired on CBS’ “60 Minutes” last weekend has stirred controversy among some Christian and Jewish groups that have blasted the report as unfairly portraying Israel as an oppressor of Middle East Christians.

CBS’ Bob Simon conducted the new report seeking to refute that Muslim discrimination is driving force for the mass exodus of Palestinian Christians from the Holy Land.

He argued that it has been Israeli settlements and the policies of Israel that have forced Christians out of the Holy Land.

Today Christians make up 1.5 percent of the population of Jerusalem but just in 1967 had constituted five percent of those living in the holy city, according to…

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666…..Are you ready to take the mark?


The older I get the more amazed I get. When you think you’ve seen it all then something else comes along to top it. We know these are the End Days, Last Days (We’ll dicker around on the differences some other time) and we need to be vigilant but some things can be so ludicrous as to really deserve head shaking prayer for those involved. Now we have a Messiah that embraces the World System.

Wrong hand sweetheart

In MT 24:4-5 “4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,[a]’ and will deceive many.”, but this is one confused individual. When I was young I watched the “Thief in the Night” series, the Van Impe series movies and read all the Left Behind books, but when fiction hits reality it’s a shocker.

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These billboards are posted in Canada and it was one thing to see in movies, I can’t imagine having these go up in your neighborhood. Perhaps this is a harbinger, a visual representation of what bodes ahead for those left behind, something to heat up that Laodician blood and get you moving.

Now the weird twist is that he’s calling himself the messiah and taking the role of the anti-Christ ahead of time. jose “Mr. de Jesus, whom followers lovingly call “Dad,” had a vision in 1973 while living in Massachusetts of two angels coming to him. “The body of Christ manifested in Jose de Luis de Jesus, and all of a sudden, that’s when he knew,” Ms. Cooley said.”

WHAT DID HE KNEW???? And, now he’s going to be transformed into the glorified Christ and bring the world to the One World Order. Interesting. And this transformation, WOW, I can’t wait. At my age I could use a little “run and not be weary, walk and not faint”.

Yes, the anti-Christ is coming, but the world will call him messiah and he will feign humbleness and shrug it off. He will discreetly force the 666 on everyone who is not sold out to the real Christ, it will be patriotic. He will use the church of Laodicia to his glory and promotion. And the redeemed church needs to be vigilant, stepping up it’s charge to bring the lost to the true Christ. But don’t be fooled. Jose may be a blatant narcissistic charlatan or a truly sick and deceived individual, but the real enemy is out there, working. You need to be working harder….

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