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Get On Your Knees and Fight Like a Man!


http://cccmurphysboro.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/praying-israelite.jpg?w=275&h=265It’s obvious, I love music. I live and breath music and the more that I can offer up in God’s service the sweeter it is and the more connected I feel. But today’s music has been getting soft, nice, unoffending. Don’t get me wrong, I like the music, but in a lot of cases there is no strength to it, no relational connection to Christ, kind of like music you could safely hear on secular radio, or love songs you could sing to your sweetheart. Much of the music has lost the edge, the edge of the sword.

Is this what’s happening, the apostate church, emerging church, the unoffensive church, the church of all hands and all paths really taking a stronghold? You look around and committed Christians, sold out to Christ, who refuse to back down are being slaughtered around the world. In the US they may not be getting killed but they are losing jobs, losing businesses. All the while here in the USA most folks just stand unaware or not caring, just as long as they get their fill of Joel Osteen (sic). And the church get increasingly powerless. As the enemy blatantly gains power as we race toward this worlds end we need all the help we can get.

Recently I dug up an old Petra album, “Petra Means Rock”, and the music is still powerful, maybe even more so today. And I came across one song, that still brings tears of excitement, joy, and drive. The title and first line of the chorus tells it all, more than boycotts and protest marches, more than prayer circles, more than going to the church for an hour followed by snacks. With your back toward the enemy on your knees facing God and trusting your back to Him. And praying, fervently, directly, knowing He is in control and will fight for you and with you. Listen to this song, embrace it, let it strengthen and enliven you and be reminded of the most powerful thing you have at your disposal……

 

“Get On Your Knees And Fight Like A Man”

[Based on 2 Chronicles 10:4, James 5:16]

Out on your own with your own self reliance
You’ve got no one to watch your back
You find yourself caught with no strong alliance
You’ve been left open for attack

Over your head the condition is graver
You’ve given ground you can’t retrieve
The cards are stacked and they’re not in your favor
But you’ve got an ace up your sleeve

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You’ll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man

Under the gun, you’ve got no place to hide out
Backed in the corner on your own
This is one storm you are destined to ride out
One way to leave the danger zone

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You’ll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man

You’ve got the backbone to fight this tide
You’ve got the will to survive
You’ve got the weapon, it’s at your side
You’ve got to learn to confide

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You’ll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man


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Spring Changes?


springWell, it’s Spring today. We still have 3 feet of snow, it was 7 degrees and wind blowing when I got up at 4am. Didn’t I just say it’s spring today? I love Wisconsin. Continue reading


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I’ve been thinking about grace lately


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Awesome Grace, God’s Grace. Unmerited favor from God, we don’t deserve it, can’t earn it, it’s not for sale. God freely gives it if we’re not too proud to take it up.  No amount of intellectual reasoning can achieve it. God freely gives it, by His Spirit, still alive and working today as it was in the time of the Apostles. Good job, Ben.

Originally posted on Footsteps In The Deep:

Lately, the topic of “grace” has been on my heart.  It’s such a powerful word, and yet most of us don’t even have any idea about what it means.  We read it in the Bible all the time (“Grace and peace to you…”) and use it even in our everyday lives (“Just give me a little grace this time…”).  It’s almost like we’ve gotten so familiar with it that we forgot what it means, like when you repeat a word over and over and over again so that it eventually loses all meaning.

Grace.  It changes everything.

Just take a look at what grace does according to Ephesians 2:4-9.  It reads, “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us…

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Unholy Alignments!


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Meteorite causing over 500 injuries and property damage. (AP)

What a bumpy second month of the year. What got off as a relatively quiet start got pretty rocky in the second month. Earthquakes, political, religious and meteoric events happening all at once, or at least over the next month and a half.

Today we’re supposed to have a close flyby of an asteroid. It’ll be close, but no cigar. No Apocalyptic dash into the ocean as depicted in Revelation 8:10-11, we’re safe. But wait! This morning a meteorite crashed over Russia in an affect like the movie “Deep Impact” roaring across with sonic booms blowing out windows and collapsing buildings. And some fragments fell in the reservoir like the campy Asylum Films movie, ” Apocalypse”  where the water got poisoned. Hmm, better check the water. Could the asteroid take a left turn? Continue reading


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Midwest Earthquake, Collision Course With God!


This morning the Solomon Islands were rocked again, this time with a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. What’s an aftershock and an earthquake is getting kind of blurry right now with repeated 6 plus “aftershocks”. Yes, the Pacific Rim is getting very angry or is this a very angry God?

Is the Mid-West next?

It bears repeating. What’s up? The Solomon Islands have been rocking and rolling the last couple days with immense energy after what I’d previously described as a quiet January. Now all bets are off as far as the USGS “normal” activity goes. We’re back at an expectation of what does God have in store for this planet as the end of ages approaches. Continue reading


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8.0! I’m After Shocked by the Initial Shock!


Global plate tectonic movement

Ok, so yesterday I read, “Recent Quake Activity not Unusual, Expert says” which is, I guess, not shocking. Then, last night, I read that the Solomon Islands got rattled by an 8.o earthquake with at least three 6++ aftershocks. 6.8 is an aftershock??? After the first three 6+ earthquakes in the area do you think USGS could have quit hedging their bets and suggested that maybe, just maybe they could expect something bigger there, soon??? I wrote about, seemingly, the proclivity to issue appeasement articles from USGS, earlier last year to try to cover up the uptick in activity. It was apparent to those of us watching that we could expect something soon. Stan Deyo hit it dead on his forecasting maps from the 27th of January. Continue reading


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Ok, What’s up? Four 6+ earthquakes at once?


Ok, I got the snow cleared out of our access driveway finally. I can’t complain, it’s been since December since the last big snow and, God knows, we need the water. January was pretty mild and quiet, for Wisconsin, and much of the water soaked in hopefully appeasing the drought.

Speaking of quiet, what looked like an auspicious start for the month with a 7+ earthquake to start the year things became very quiet. A pretty much uneventful month giving the doubters credence to their disregard of escalating global events. The month went by, everyone sat back and went back to business as usual. Continue reading


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2 Earthquakes Off California Coast.


In a recent article I brought up a trend of major earthquakes hitting north and south of California forming a seeming oscillation around the Golden Bear state. Now, early this morning two strong earthquakes of 6.4 and 6.1 hit 166mi and 88mi , respectively from Avalon, California. These quakes were relatively shallow (about 10Km) but caused no damage reported yet. These two quakes seemed to have been building and I can’t help noticing that they are looking at Los Angeles square in the eye.

When I checked this morning on the Earthquake 3D program I have, I only saw one quake at 6.3. I’d noted earlier this year the tendency of the USGS to downgrade quakes and it appears that they decided to just average the two quakes, so does that make them 120 miles out? The track of the TWO quakes indicates a line just south of LA, a point of concern. When I wrote about observations earlier this year directing quakes toward California I noted an increasing crescendo  of directional movement towards the state. This is a wake up call. Continue reading


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10 Days More Before the End of the World?


Well, here we are, ten days to go. I’m all set, made all my preparations, I’m good to go.

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More the case….

I talked to all my adult kids, made peace with any issues we had. I took out a $500M loan from a loan shark to ensure my cabin in steerage on one of the arks stowed in the Himalayas, booked my flight to get there. I’m not too worried about the loan shark :-) . Harold Camping was old and wise, but the Mayans, they were older and that was a smart group. I’m not worried about the fact they don’t exist anymore, they built that great place.

It amazes me, yet brings me great relief that more people aren’t on board with this. There’s not enough room in the arks as it is. Yet the writing is on the wall, or the stone, if you will. How can people ignore it, it says so, right there. Well, I for one am not about to ignore it. My house is sold, my bags are packed, gave my dog to my friend (the one I didn’t tell about the ark). We have a party planned the day before I leave for my (ahem..) Peace Corps trip (didn’t want to cause any consternation) so I don’t leave behind any food perishables. It’s good, I’m set, looking forward to the wonderful world that will be after the water subsides…….

Ya right! I got a bridge to sell ya, too. Continue reading


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World Nuclear Holocaust Coming?


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Today is December 7. Remembering, and never forgetting, that day that lives in infamy, when, in America, where it was safe to go outside, that very notion was challenged. “Just when you thought it was safe to go outside”……I always liked that line. It immediately appeals to the senses, brings an ominous ode, brings fear, trepidation. It could be huge, an unprecedented event suddenly, or simply a big hairy spider decided to put a web across the door frame. So it goes…

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Removing the fuel rods at Bushehr

I was just reading at DEBKA files that the nuclear reactor at Bushehr in Iran had to be shut down in mid-October for fear of an explosion. And we’re just hearing abut this now?? Apparently, some bolts were laying on the bottom of the reactor tank under the rods. I guess this isn’t a good thing. My guess is that they heat up, boil the water and boom. Regardless, the accusation that the bolts came from the fuel rods was met with a strong, “not my fault” from the Russians who supplied the rods. They are looking at two possible scenarios. The first, deliberate sabotage (duh) or the fact that the Stuxnet virus got into the computers and tampered with the reactor’s computers. How does a reactor computer unscrew bolts and throw them in a reactor vessel? (DOH!) And then last but not least they haven’t ruled out an accident or “incompetence”. Then, added to this specter, there is the announcement of health issues around their nuclear sites.  Makes you feel warm and fuzzy, well the warm part. Continue reading


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Don’t Weep for America


A follow up to “A Special Anointing
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Sometimes when I leave a comment God’s anointing comes on and a prophetic Word comes out of it.

“Good morning Glynda,

Yes, I,too,felt the silence and the enemy, again, tried to kill me with an illness, but God’s Grace and purpose prevails.

The Lord spoke a number of times, quite clearly, that the Nov6 elections were to be a measure of the heart of America. God had already chosen the person, appointed to carry out His judgements, but each man and woman was to measure their hearts and vote God’s Word and heart, not the “lesser of two evils”. God had already said that the die was cast, search your hearts. Continue reading


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Is California Feeling the Squeeze?


Wow, what an eventful last couple days. Tuesday America voted suicide for the nation and the results for the act begin to fall into play. God knew in advance what would happen here, but, like Abraham pleading mercy for Sodom and Gomorrah asked if even ten righteous could be found. Well, that didn’t happen and the rest is history.

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Don’t look now! You were warned.

America chose it’s carnality and voted to keep him who placates it without satisfying it. God warned and warned and warned again, yet America didn’t heed and the promise, now, is soon to follow. Continue reading


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The Lawless One Comes!


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Violence against the US is rapidly growing across the world

Almost on the heels of president Obama refusing to meet with the Israeli PM, anti-American violence spread across the mid-east and now the world. The murder of the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens  was an ominous signal on the anniversary of the WTC attacks that the Al Qaeda is still quite alive and working.

The US is no longer the power that it still pretends to be as these attacks all across the mid-east show. As I’ve pointed out before, the US has rejected Israel. The only involvement that the current administration has is in trying to flex its muscles and be the ruler of the mid-east. It might have sounded good on paper but there is a more divine force in operation. This Word came to me this morning: Continue reading


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Is the BIG ONE coming to the Midwest?


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“Seriously, I can’t get in the door, Emily”

Now what? We’re starting to see an increase of deep earthquakes as indicated with the 7.3 by El Salvador this morning. Then followed up with a nice shaking in the San Diego area, giving a rattling start of the week on the east Pacific Rim. Apparently the El Salvador quake stirred up a very minor 3 1/2 in wave that hit the coast. When looking up deep earth quakes I’m reassured that, though strong in magnitude, they won’t impact the surface very much. That makes me really warm and fuzzy all over given that in 1922 deep earthquakes were “impossible” until someone discovered they actually happen. What if one of these things hits under a major fault? The TV mini series “10.5″ captured the notion of deep quakes in such a campy way that it created a, “ya, right” mentality. Continue reading


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Why Do You Sleep? I am Cleaving This Nation.


This word came this morning as I was in prayer.

Why do you sleep? Like a sluggard, a little folding of the hands, a closing of the eyes. You dream of what you will do, you dream of what will make you great. Why do you sleep? I’ve sounded trumpets. I’ve shaken the grounds. I’ve sent winds and scorching heat. Yet still you sleep. You dream of the great things you can build for me, yet they have your name on them. You build yourself up.

I am about to cleave this nation, the world will shudder. While you sleep I will split the land in two. The very heart of this land will be brought asunder. In your very heart I will render the earth apart and you who are not prepared will fall. I will tear you in two and your works will fail. Men will see that I am sovereign and just.

I have a few, and their hearts are prepared. They will rise up and minister to you. You will know that I am God and nothing, nothing, nothing I do will return void.

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