KEEPING IN TOUCH
Here is a word given to me from the Lord Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Lord was preparing us well ahead of time.
"Hear My voice this day, O says the Lord. Hear My voice for I speak clearly to you as My people. And I say unto you, be not comfortable. Do not settle in and be at ease at what you see. Think not…think not that it shall go on and everything will be okay. For I say to you this day, I alert you that it shall not be as it seems. It shall not be as men say it will be. For it will be as I say it will be and as I am about to do upon the earth.
Have I not said in My word that I will shake the whole earth? Yea, have I not said that even the foundations shall be shaken? And everything that can shake will be shaken except My kingdom. My kingdom must come forth with shaking…to shake away all that which is not of Me…to remove the tares and all of the other things that are not of Me. So, I tell you this day, the shaking is coming and fear not…fear not. But listen not to the voices of men. Listen not to those that want to be at ease. Listen not to those that want to be comfortable. For I say, I will discomfort the whole earth.
But yea, I will keep you in my bosom as I’ve said. So, come away with Me. Come away with Me and know Me and stay close. And I tell you…I tell you, I will keep you and you will have nothing to fear unless you let fear come into your life. It’s your choice. But I say this day…this day, I give you My promise…I will keep My people in the hour of darkness and calamity."
I hope this encourages you and assures you that everything is gonna be all right for all of us who love God and are called according to His purpose.
A prophetic word about covid-19
April 11, 2020
The news reports are not getting any better. More cases; more deaths; more fear.
As I watch the world, and even Christians, dealing with this plague, I am amazed at the lack of hearing anything about Jesus or God the Father. But, yes, we have all the adjustments to somehow make Easter work, but most, if not all, of the pagan ritualism has been eliminated. I suppose we could look at that as a good thing,
But all of this is not about fevers and fellowship. God's waiting on a deeper viral infection to be diagnosed. It's a heart problem. As Jesus said, "You honor me with your lips, but your heart is far from me."
I truly believe this thing called COVID–19 could be stopped overnight with confessions of the sins of idolatry and genuine repentance but it seems we’re not even close to such understanding or admission.
If the breaking doesn't come, it looks like our future leadership will be the priests of the medical system. They have already taken on the role of prophets projecting the future of this wave of infection. They are beginning to form a vision for our lives in the days ahead. It's almost chilling to read and hear what they are prophesying.
Nationwide surveillance of our body temperature? Policing of gatherings? No shaking hands? Neighbors watching and ratting on neighbors? Even more severe travel restrictions? Is that not a police state or what?
True Christianity has never been a friend of the political state. Only a religious heart desires influence with the kings of the earth. That's how the Pharisees were able to get the Romans to crucify Jesus.
In the days ahead, we, as sincere believers, will have some powerful decisions to make. It might be that some of us will end up in prison or dead. We've known that such times would come. I keep remembering and seeing the scenario found in Jeremiah 27 through 28 where the false prophet, Hananiah, took the wooden yoke off Jeremiah's neck, broke it, and prophesied peace.
Read in Jeremiah 28 what happened:
“15 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Hear now, Hananiah, the Lord has not sent you, but you make this people trust in a lie. 16 Therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will cast you from the face of the earth. This year you shall die, because you have taught rebellion against the Lord.’ ” 17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.”
Therefore, let us gird up our loins with truth, root and ground ourselves in love, divesting ourselves of fear and, like Joshua and Caleb, be of the different spirit. There is much warfare ahead.
The battle belongs to the Lord!
We are more than conquerors in Him!
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PDF for word HERE
Three Scriptures to heed, believe and hold to in a time like this:
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, 'Abba, Father.'” -ROM. 8:14-15
The driving force of this plague is not death, but fear. We are not fighting the virus so much as we are fighting the fear of getting the virus. What allows the virus to come in is an open door of fear. We must fight fear with the spirit of adoption which tells us we are the Heavenly Father’s children and He is our protector and healer. Rely on Him more than sanitizers.
The power to kill us is not in the enemy’s hands. When John saw Jesus on the Isle of Patmos, the Lord declared to him: “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” -Rev. 1:18
“Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. “ -HEB. 2:14-15
When we feel fear, we have made the wrong choice to believe a dreaded outcome rather than what the Lord has promised us. Actually, we believe more what the liar says than what the wonderful, trustful Word of God says. Change your mind—repent and find peace.
Finally, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” -GAL. 5:1
I have been continuing to pray about this matter of the gatherings. You may have read the email I sent out on an early Sunday morning March 22 regarding attendance at our gatherings.
“Let it be the choice of each one of us individually and personally, but let it also be with the understanding of the possible consequences if we decide to obey God rather than man.”
I know our Lord is the ultimate authority, but I also believe we should obey His written word unless man's authority oversteps the Word of God and hinders our relationship with Him. Here's what we have for the present:
“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore, whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.” (Romans 13:1-2)
The question is, “What is essential for our life in the Lord?”
As believers and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, our gathering together is essential, but perhaps, for a period of time, it may not be expedient. As this plague continues, there may come a time when it would be essential for all of us to come together. Let us each hear the Lord about this. If you feel you should be at our gatherings, then come; otherwise, be with us on the live streaming.
I have no fear of being arrested, if that's what the Lord would have and, perhaps, that time may come. Meanwhile, let's all stay close to the Lord and as close as possible with each other in the Spirit.
Courage, strength and love to you
Thursday March 26, 2020
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Friday March 27, 2020
Several have asked me to share some of the songs the Lord has given me. Here's one of them to use for warfare and praise.
(Not done by a professional :)
Monday March 213, 2020
Friday March 20, 2020