Lord of all creation - I come to You now in the name of this Jesus I have heard about. I was born into a sinful world and have lived in ignorance and rebellion to Your truth. Jesus, I accept You as God manifested in the flesh, born as an offering for my sins. Born to pay the price I am unable to pay - the price required for restored fellowship with my Creator.
I am sorry for all my sins and turn away from them. Please forgive me and make me a vessel fit for Your use. I release any bitterness or unforgiveness in my heart and ask You to deal with those situations. I believe You were born of a virgin, died on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven and are now sitting at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for me.
You are now Lord of my life.
JESUS IS COMING SOON! HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE IF WE NEGLECT SO GREAT A SALVATION?
Confess Jesus before men and He will confess you before the Father.
Take me home now please.
a hope to hang on
"that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments." psa 78:7
some hang their hat on a hat rack. some hang their self-worth on the opinion of others. some hang their happiness on the failure or success of their works. but we hang our hope on "every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." matt 4:4
talk about unmerited favor. never has so much reward been promised to such undeserved ones. we are children of the promise. "that is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed." rom 9:8 we are seeded in Him. we are seated "in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." eph 2:6
"being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." phil 1:6 now that's a hope to hang onto.
"and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s." psa 103: 2-5 now that's a hope to hang onto.
"for I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." rom 8:38-39 now that's a hope to hang onto.
"i know whom i have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what i have committed to Him until that day." 2 tim 1:12 now that's a hope to hang onto. and we could, of course, go on indefinitely.
"the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy." psa 1437:11 yes, hope - that invisible substance that can conquer the insurmountable or bury one in despair when dashed. it is seeded with but a single thought - perhaps; just maybe. like the mustard seed; the smallest of all that grows the largest. that seed, when fully matured, could force nature and death itself to flee from it's presence.
you see, hope begets belief and belief begets assurance, and assurance begets confident faith which in turn bears a fruit known as substance. "i believed and therefore i spoke." 2 cor 4:13 we all know, "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." heb 11:1 faith challenges reality and has it's way with it.
faith itself comes from God, and He has dealt to each a measure of it. He visibly demonstrated it when He spoke, "let there be..." be what? a whole universe of nothing that became existent at His command. it was just a conception seeded in His imagination. when God (the Godhead) existed all alone in the void of nothingness, even then He did not question if He "could." "for who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has become His counselor?” rom 11:34 He is the eternal "I AM."
when job had his confrontation with God, God asked, "where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?" job 38:4 He then proceeded to extol all His many wonders and their intricacies. it's enough to make us all ask, "what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?" psa 8:4 and yet, He is mindful and He has visited us. "He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end." eccl 3:11
i think the great revelation given to john may help us understand more than anything else. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." rev 22:13 there was nothing before Him nor will there be anything after Him, should He ever cease. He cannot be defeated or overcome and His mercies are new every morning. NOW THAT'S SOMETHING TO HANG ONTO!
Winds of Change Are Coming
"Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea." dan 7:2
Before I get into that, let me repeat something below.
"What if the wind ceased to blow? I don't think there would be many dramatic instant effects. Some children (and adults) would have their kites drop from the sky, stuff would stop blowing around, sailing ships would be stuck and the temperature of some room would increase or decrease slightly. After some time the last wave would hit shore leaving the sea pretty much still, tornadoes and hurricanes would stop.
After a few days the problem arrives. Without wind systems warm, moist air won't move around. Water might still evaporate but it won't travel meaning anywhere away from a large body of water will dry up. Lakes might be alright as the evaporating water will fall back into them and the sea will be fine but anywhere else will get very dry very quickly. Plants, animals and humans will slowly die from dehydration with most water inaccessible being salt water or ice. Even if we survive this the problems don't stop. The equator will no longer shed its heat as quickly so it will become very warm, mountains may remain cool enough to be habitable but nowhere else will. At the same time the poles, deprived of heat from the equator, will freeze solid.
There are other effects but it basically boils down to everyone dying."
Now read rev 7:1. "After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree."
So wind is necessary for life. "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." john 3:8 The Holy Spirit is the bringer and giver of life.
There are also winds (spirits) that blow from a different source; evil spirits. October and halloween are their time to demonstrate; to manifest. Play no part. It is not a innocent children's holiday. It is a time to lift up and attempt to glorify evil, perhaps even being a precursor to the abomination that causes desolation.
No, the Lord has not whispered to me exactly what those changes may be, but even a casual glance alerts the believer that spiritual darkness is on the increase with all the lawlessness and vainglory. While the unbeliever may be bewildered, they still live in the natural and seek solutions there.
I suspect they, along with the casual believer will soon will be shaken by those changes. I was watching some seasoned believers talking the other day about occurrences they had heard about.
There were some runners and one experienced believer was overtaken by a lovely, tall, blonde woman. She approached with a smile but then her eyes suddenly turned black. Knowing warfare, he verbally took authority over the spirit and as she ran ahead she opened her mouth to reveal sharpened teeth and growled.
Then there was the pastor of a church, called by the deputy because the neighbors were complaining about the ruckus going on inside the church. The deputy assumed it was a youth meeting go wild but upon calling the pastor, he assured him there was none scheduled. They both went to the church, heard the loud noises, piano playing and all. As soon as they opened the door to enter the church all sounds immediately ceased and examination revealed no one was present; at least none visible.
Curious, the deputy did some research which revealed the building and land had been dedicated to the dancers of lucifer. It seems the assembly had purchased an old building and restored it. The land was eventually made into a parking lot and the church rebuilt on an adjacent property. All subsequent happenings ceased.
Fact or fiction all? For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible. These things have always been among us, but now even more. As more and more embrace the deception of darkness, manifestations multiply accordingly. It's kind of like the fiction/comedy film ghost busters where everything comes to a crescendo. The fact is, the veil is thinning between the natural and supernatural.
"For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way." 2 thess 2:7 The restrainer, the church, acts in conjunction with the Holy Spirit. As long as we are here exercising our authority, the devil cannot have his day in full measure. He and following spirits are restrained; held back.
"Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! For what good is the day of the Lord to you? It will be darkness, and not light." amos 5:18 What else is the tribulation but satan gone wild accompanied by the wrath of God poured out. "Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation" matt 23:36 "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be." matt 24:21
The winds of change are coming as old spirits are loosed from their bonds for the appointed time. They will walk among mankind again, revealed for all to see. "And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day." jude 1:6 Just how much of their evil we will be allowed to see I cannot say, only that even now it gets progressively worse.
Just listen to this: "Leading UFO researcher Ron James says senior figures in the US government fear aliens are in fact demons. Ron, who is director of media relations for UFO research group MUFON, claims there is 'a very large contingent of people' within the pentagon who opposed the work of the advanced aerospace threat identification program [AATIP] because they think the UAPs regularly reported by US military sources are piloted by creatures from Hell."
Only those grounded in the Holy Spirit will have a defense and the armor of God to battle with. You have been warned. Now take up your armor that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Some battle with action while others battle with prayer, but both are urgent. "For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry." heb 10:37 Yes, there is hope in our future. Maranatha!
(5783/5784 Jewish year)
“These are My appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.” They are Jehovah’s specially appointed times available to all His followers. (observed sundown to sundown)