Monday, December 7, 2020

God is About to Clean House ... His Church and Our Nation's Government


As we know, we are in the battle of our spiritual lives and the life of our nation. America was built on the faith of our fore fathers. They made covenants with God as to how this country would be run. But over the last 100+ years we have fallen short. WAY Short, of our covenant with Him. But God has a remnant within His body of believers who are willing to stand strong in Him and do all that is required to bring this nation back to our beginnings.

It is for that remnant that He gave us His promise of Isaiah 41:13-16;

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'fear not, I will help you.' 

"Fear not, you worm Jacob, You men of Isreal! I will help you," says the Lord and your Redeemer, the Holy one of Isreal. "Behold, I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth; You shall thresh the mountians and beat them small, and make the hills like chaff. You shall winnow them, the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them; You shall rejoice in the Lord and glory in the Holy One of Isreal.

 Now the right hand is representative of strength, honor, righteousness, and power. God, Himself, is promising here to stand behind us and empower us with His Strength, His Power, and His Righteousness as we do battle in this spiritual warfare in and for our nation, its people and its government.

As God called Cyrus before he was born, in Isaiah 45, to bring His judgement upon Babylon, He has called Trump and his legal teams to bring His judgement on our nation's government, the media and all of those who stand in opposition to Him. And He is calling His church to stand in faith believing that He is Sovereign.

In our church service yesterday, He gave us a word - which I posted on Facebook - to come sit at His feet and be refreshed as the battle is not yet over. In Psalms 23:5 He showed us how He would refresh us in the presence of our enemies. So come and be refreshed so that you can stand firm in Him. He has set the table of our refreshing, our revitalizing in Him ... right in front of ALL who would oppose Him, anointing us with the presence of the Holy Spirit until it overflows our beings and pours out upon and into the lives of those around us. This is the preparation He is giving us for the next wave of this battle. And when we have been prepared, He is calling us to stand firm in Him ...

"... And having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth (God's Word) having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all of the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of Salvationand the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverence and supplication for all the saints ..." Ephesians 6:13b-18 NKJV

 Be encouraged, for Christ is our Victory and He has already won the battle. Lamentations 3:21-31 says that His mercies are new every morning and that He is good to those who seek Him. So we can take encouragement from these words of the prophet Jeremiah as we seek to do the will of the Lord. But remember  there are many who may stand with us in the good times, but will walk away when times get rough. Jesus said;

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

So do not be discouraged if it seems that you stand alone ... you are not alone. As Elisha said in 2 Kings 6:16-17;


 "... Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than who are with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, 'Lord I pray, open his eyes that he may see.' Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha ..."

These same horses and chariots of fire stand with us today as we battle the enemies of the Lord in our nation. So take courage, the army of the Lord is MIGHTY!


Monday, October 19, 2020

Election 2020 Choices

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:19, 20 NKJV.

In about two weeks our country, the U.S.A., is to elect a President that will lead us forward into the future. So how are we to decide who to vote for? Democrat or Republican? Politician or Businessman? Rich man or poor? For the Believer, these truly matter not. For there is only one issue that matters when we go to the poles. It is the issue of life or death.

Long ago, as I began my adult career, a nation whose eyes had been blinded with free love, drugs, feminism and the “counter-culture” lie began searching for ways to lessen our responsibilities. So we voted in Roe vs Wade, giving mothers a legal way to kill off their young before they were even born. Thus ridding us of our duty to cherish and protect our most vulnerable citizens; our unborn children.

Now God is calling each us to repent of this sin, our own contributing and our nation's. He is also calling us to take this abominable law off the books, and to protect the lives of our nation's unborn children.

God told the children of Israel that they were not to worship the gods of the Canaanites, the people He had removed from the promised land when He gave it to Israel as their inheritance. These foreign gods – false gods - one of which was Molech – or Moloch in some Bible translations – required their worshipers to sacrifice their children by fire in order to be blessed with fertility of the land and the Canaanite women. Abortion is Satan's newest twist on the worship of Molech. And we have fallen into his trap. But God has called us out. Out of our bondage to the sin of abortion. Out of our comfort zones. And into His Marvelous Light and Life. Into His family and into His service. But it is a service of Love; His Love for us and our love for Him.

If we disregard this call to action for the body of Christ, this call to vote for life and life alone, we may well loose out on the abundant life God has promised to those who love Him. For we will be letting down the most vulnerable of our citizens once again … our unborn.

My pastor, Eddie Reed, brought this message home to us yesterday as He shared what the Lord had been telling him throughout the week last week. I have paraphrased what he shared from my notes on his sermon yesterday.

    ...We, in this country, are at a crossroads moments in our lives. We will never pass this way     again. We are being faced with THE life and death choice. The “Right to Life” or “Choice” of     death. If life is not chosen at this time, those not choosing life will not be saved. For their     hearts will have been seared … hardened to the point that they will not come back to a place of     repentance. They will have become as Pharaoh of old.

After making this statement he read this passage in Romans:

Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Therefore you are inexcusable (too bad to be justified or tolerated), O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. Romans 1:24-2:1 NKJV

Several times throughout his sermon he said, “This is not a Political decision, it is a life and death decision.” And he is right. It is NOT a political decision. It is a spiritual decision. It is basically the same decision that Joshua gave children of Israel at the end of his life:

Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:14, 15 NKJV.

So, let Him shake up your life and your focus. Focus on Him and what He would have you to do. And Let Him Lead. Look over each of the candidates on your ballot for the upcoming election. Research their stand on the issue of life and death. And choose life. Vote ONLY for candidates who support life.

So today I ask: “Whom will you serve? What will you serve? Will you serve life or death?

Choose Life!

Monday, September 14, 2020

A Note to the Worshipers:

 While in church on August 30th, the Lord spoke a message in my ear for those who would worship Him. While this message may seem a little harsh, to begin with, I know that it was a word timely given the I, one who would aspire to be a true worshiper, needed to hear. And yesterday morning in church, He said that it was time for me to share it with all of you. So here goes:

    "You say that I am your God. And yet you stand ... worshiping from afar. Are you embarrassed by Me?  Or on My Behalf?"

    "Standing in the distance, even making a show of your worship is NOT true worship. It is a lie. my true disciples LOVE to stand in My presence worshiping. Up close ... under the shadow of my tallith. As Psalms 91 declares, I AM their dwelling place."

    "If you truly love Me, draw near to Me. I have your place already prepared here in My arms, upon My lap, hidden within the shadow of My wings."

    "Sing praises to Me with your whole heart and a loud voice, in Spirit and in Truth as I have told you from the very beginning. For I love you! Did I not die so that you could live ... and live in My abundance?"


  "Child, you are forgiven! I have covered it ALL with My shed blood ... just for YOU. Come close, so that I may breathe into you life anew in Me ... and Stand In My Presence Evermore; with your heart filled to overflowing with songs of Praise and Deliverance ... Songs of True Worship.

    "And all of My Holy Angels will sing with you."

Sunday, July 26, 2020

God Is ...

God is my Provider, not my taskmaster.

God is my Abba Father that shares His Loving-Kindness, 

not the backside of His hand in anger.

My God is a rewarder of those who diligently Seek and Serve Him, 

not an employer that pays me wages of hardship.

He is the Truth that whispers in my ears.

He is the Light that illuminates all that is darkness, 

and Lights up my day and my night.

He is the Way ... the very path on which I tread.

He is the Song that stirs my soul; 

the Music that I sing in the night watch.

He is the very Air that I breathe …

The Living Water that flows through me …

The Spirit that He pours out onto all those that I come across …

He is Y’shua Messiah ...

He is Lord!


Friday, April 17, 2020

Doing Our Part

Last time we met here, I shared how I felt that God was calling us to pray for a "Fresh Wind" of His Spirit to blow through our country and the world. And I know that He will do just that but first, we have to our part.

I don't know if you know this but all except one of God's covenants with mankind has two parts; the part that God will do for us to ratify the contract and the part that we are required to do to complete that ratification process. In 2 Chronicles 7 when Solomon is making sacrifices as the Temple was being sanctified God tells Solomon that He will heal their land. But first His children must do their part in order to show Him they are willing to serve Him unconditionally. I believe that He is calling us to renew this covenant with Him today.

God is ready, willing and able to heal 'our land,' our country and the world, but He requires some action on our part in order to do so. We can find it in the passage I was speaking of in 2 Chronicles.

II Chronicles 7:12b-14 (One New Man Bible):
I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself for a House of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven so there is no rain, or if I command locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people: If My people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I shall hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

We in the body of Christ have sinned by allowing our government to legalize the killing of our children in abortion. In doing so, we have stood beside them in allowing the shedding of innocent blood. Though we were not aware, by doing so we have paid tribute to the pagan gods of Molech and Chemosh. So the Lord has allowed the pestilence of the Coronavirus to become the pandemic that it is throughout our land and around the world.

If we continue to do nothing to stop this bloodshed, we will stand beside all those who have shed this blood ... the parents and other family members that have allowed it as well as the medical personnel who have actually taken those lives. I know this as my pastor, Eddie Reed of Living Stones Community Church in Shelbyville, TN, received a very difficult word of the Lord for the church the end of March. I will summarize it for you here:

     Until we as a nation stop abortion, I - the Lord - will continue shaking the land. There will be wave after wave of disease, natural disasters, pestilence, etc. For the land cannot be healed until this blood stops flowing. It continuously cries out to Me. Pray and repent ... repent for the shedding of this innocent blood.

For too long we have grown comfortable and complacent in our walk with the Lord. We have quit seeing what is happening in the spiritual realm - the 'real world' - and kept our focus on the physical, yet temporary world. But Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians that we are focusing on the wrong things.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18, NKJV:
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not (should not*) look at things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."

We must regain our focus on what is important in God's eyes. We must regain our sight of the invisible world ... the eternal world. We must also humble ourselves, seek the face of God with our whole hearts, and pray for this shedding of innocent blood to stop and stop NOW. For God has commanded it. and He will continue to punish us with the plagues He brought against Egypt if we continue down this path our country is currently traveling on.

God sent our forefathers here for the same reason that He delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt, so that we could worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. This nation was founded in order to allow us the freedom to worship Him. But if we do not change our ways, we will have thrown away one of, if not the most important, of our God-given rights.

Get back on track with the Lord; Repent, humble yourself, pray and seek God's face, ask Him what your part is in ending abortion and do it. 1and look for His invisible realm. It is far more real than this physical world that we live in ... for it is eternal!

*Words in parenthesis I have added for clarity.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Fresh Wind

This morning, as I was spending time with the Lord, I was listening to this video: This is a Move Video and praying. One of the vocalists in this video started prophesying that a Fresh Wind blow through us.

 As I prayed, I felt lead to pray for a Fresh Wind of God, A burst of His Breath ... His Spirit to blow through our nation and the world.

I prayed that this Breath of God would blow into the lives of His children; to blow upon the flame of His Spirit that lives within each and every believer to revive and renew within us our 'first love,' our love for Him and all of His ways. To bring Revival within the church that would blow out across the country and throughout the world.

I also prayed that this Fresh Wind of His Spirit would blow out the Coronavirus. To blow it out of existence in our country and around the world; ridding each nation ... each person from this disease and all of its side effects.

We as the church need to stand united in prayer for our communities, our nation and the world for a drastic move of God to blow through. We need this Fresh Wind. We need this unity. We need this revival and we need relief from this attack of the enemy of our souls. For this is what the Covid-19 pandemic is. It is not just attacking our bodies, it is attacking the hope of believers ... our faith in God and filling us with fear.

But we are told in 2 Timothy 1:6-7 NKJV, 'Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.'

So Stand in Unity, Trust in God, and His Word and pray for a Fresh Wind ... a Fresh Breath of His Spirit to blow through and reignite His Spirit within each believer bringing revival in the church as a whole and throughout the world. Cleansing it from this virus and putting the enemy in his place. For he is a defeated foe. That defeat came at Calvary. 

Yet sometimes we forget that Salvation gave us back our authority that God gave mankind in His garden in the very beginning. So please listen to this video  Then take your authority in Christ Jesus and stand united in faith and in prayer believing. For we have won this war!