Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day, a Day to Remember



Shalom Beloved on this Memorial Day, 2016.  Growing up I remember the Vets who would hand out poppies on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.  When I was very young I didn’t understand the meaning of it, I just knew I got to wear this special silk flower on my dress that day.  As I grew older, I understood Memorial Day as a picnic day, usually too chilly for shorts, but we wore them anyway. Then as a young adult, it was a long weekend, one of the “Monday” holidays.  And now in my wiser years, I understand that it is a day to Memorialize the young men and women who gave their lives in the service of this country. 

We are supposed to be thoughtful and prayerful…to think about the ultimate laying down of one’s life for their country, for the people.  Yeshua/Jesus said it was the greatest love, to lay down your life for your friends.  They went to war to protect this Nation, the People of the United States of America from our enemies, from Communism, from tyranny; that we might be free and safe and able to exercise our God given rights to exist here in peace. 

It should provoke a prayerful response for those who are currently serving overseas.  But my question is, who are they serving?  It isn’t the servicemen and women that I doubt, it is the “Country” they are sworn to uphold, serve and protect.  One of the greatest things we do to honor Memorial day is to display an American Flag. 

Lately I have seen too many reports of American citizens being forbidden to display the  American Flag  to just ignore it.  High School Seniors have been warned if they bring an American Flag onto school property they will not be able to participate in the Commencement Exercise; Private homes are being sued by their community associations because it is not in keeping with the “appearance” they want to convey in their developments.  Fire Depts. Are being forbidden from carrying a flag on the rear of the Fire truck, I have to almost take a deep breath to write this…

The reason a city official gave was so astonishing it prompted this article; he said it reminded him of the trucks on the news carrying the ISIS flag…he said it makes the firemen into terrorists!!!  He said we who display a flag on our vehicles are terrorist!!!

Please, someone let me know; did I miss the memo?  Did they pass a law removing our Flag as the symbol of our Nation?  As the symbol of our Freedom?  As the symbol of what the fallen Vets died for?  Did I totally miss the news reports?  Is that why our government officials don’t place their hand upon their heart at the National Anthem?  Was I sleeping when our Nation was lost?  I feel like Rip Van Winkle…like falling asleep and when you wake up, nothing is the same.  


To love our country now is criminal; can anyone explain that to me?  Where are the people?  Doesn’t anyone see what has happened here?  Sheep led to the slaughter…just get in line, don’t cause a disturbance…it will be over soon.   Wake up my countrymen, wake up before it’s too late… and put a flag on your house; on your car; on your shirt and stand up and say NO!  For the love of God, the ONE TRUE and LIVING GOD, the Creator of Creation, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Don’t just lay down and give up, hold fast to what is good and true… don’t let them have what is in our hearts as well.  May the Peace of Adonai be with us and strengthen us…shalom, shalom. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

RADICAL CHRISTIANITY VS RADICAL ISLAM
We live in a world that has a mantra of tolerance.  We are to be tolerant of other cultures; other sociopolitical positions; tolerant of religious differences …respecting each person’s choices no matter how offensive or contrary to our own belief’s they may be. Unless of course the culture and religion are Christian; as Christians we are ostracized for being “intolerant,"  for we insist we have the only true faith.  So let us examine this intolerant Christian Faith and see why the World is justified in its opposing it. Let us begin with the very words of the Master Himself, Jesus said: “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.’ Mat 10:34 -36

Messiah Yeshua did not bring peace on the earth…He brought peace with God.  When a person receives Jesus Christ as their Savior, they are removed from the realm of darkness and translated to God’s Kingdom which is Light!  That means the realm or Kingdom of Darkness regards a Christian as a traitor…no longer a part, for the Christian can no longer join in with evil and be OK with it…the very presence of a believer in Jesus can bring conviction upon a person because of their testimony and life lived in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

This immediately can set family members at odds with a new Christian making it very difficult to live in peace with non-believers.  Now some may say they are Christians and their family member has become radical…religiously obsessed; but you see, the difference is on that last day, Jesus is not going to know the lukewarm “Christian”.  It is the radicals He is coming for.  What the World calls radicals, God calls the Saints; people who are born again of His Holy Spirit. 

The Sword that Jesus brought was not made out of steel by man, but is called the Word of God, because like a double edged sword it can result in thepiercing right through to a separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” And if handled skillfully it can bring about a circumcised heart.

We are continually accused of not being tolerant toward Islam; let us look at the Sword of Islam. Likewise a Muslim family can face division if one person changes their faith; the difference is the sword that is used. Unlike the Sword of God’s Word, this one is made by man out of steel. And if you go against the teaching of Islam that sword does not bring you TO God, it takes your life from you through brutality, bloodshed and intolerance.  Islam does not tolerate any other religion, but we are to tolerate Islam.

There is a family in Norway in the news right now; they are a Christian family who has five children.  The state has taken the children away from these parents, because they believe they are “Indoctrinating” them to be “Radical Christians”.  http://tinyurl.com/jyrwvl2 . 

What is a radical Christian anyway?  Jesus said: the greatest commandment was tolove Adonai your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’   The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”  Jesus also said: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ taught:   “ Never take your own revenge, loved ones, but give room for God’s wrath—for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,” says Adonai.  Rather, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For by doing so you will heap coals of fire upon his head.”  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Here, the intent is to shame that person that they might repent of their evil way.

What about a radical Muslim familyhow might they raise their children? https://youtu.be/emcjcqLoBn8 this little child is learning how to behead his teddy bear!!! (this video must be seen, this is radical indoctrination of children) There is no agency on the planet that would dream of taking these children away from their parents!

Last year the National Cathedral (Episcopalian) was opened up for Muslim prayer; a Christian woman came to declare that Jesus Christ is Lord and that He died on that cross (pointing to it) to save us from our sins…she was objecting to non-Christian prayer being held in a place sanctified for the Worship of the One True God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ in the context of the New Covenant.  She (a Christian) was forcibly removed from a Christian Church to make way for Muslims who teach Jesus is not the Son of God and Christians are to be killed.   http://www.christianpost.com/news/woman-who-proclaimed-jesus-during-islamic-prayer-service-at-national-cathedral-i-love-muslims-129782/

I would like to make clear there is a defection from Christianity.  The Bible refers to it as the falling away.  This must happen before the Lord comes, and it is.    From Rick Warren and Chris-lam to the Pope and Interfaith prayer and statements that imply the God of the Christian Bible is the same as the God of Islam, we see people leaving right doctrine and running headlong into a One World Religion where everything and everyone is acceptable to God apart from Jesus Christ.  https://youtu.be/1-9PNvcqoB0.

 This last article came out this week about a college professor at Wheaton College donning a hijab as a statement of solidarity with Muslims. "Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at the Wheaton Illinois, evangelical higher education institution, explained on her Facebook page that she will be wearing a hijab to work, class and church.   Hawkins, who has been on the Wheaton faculty since 2007, further asserted that not only are Muslims her neighbors, but  they also "worship the same God." http//www.christianpost.com/news/wheaton-college-prof-to-wear-hijab-during-advent-to-show-solidarity-with-muslims-152329/
(Please read this link a-nd all the others above.  They are short enough but very important for you to see).  

This is happening because of a lack of sound doctrine; heresies are tolerated in the church; un-Biblical spiritual experiences and practices supersede clear Bible teaching.  Eternity is promised to many, many people in the churches that Christ Himself does not know.  Matt 7:22, 23; Matt 25:12
 An ISIS Sharia judge has issued a chilling fatwa, or religious legal ruling, which orders the killing of babies with Downs syndrome and other birth defects, according to a report by the Iraqi activist group Mosul Eye. The group posted on its Facebook page, that more than 38 children between the ages of one week and three months have already been killed by lethal injection or suffocation. The ruling was issued by the ISIS Sharia board, and specifically by a Saudi Sharia judge named Abu Said Aljazrawi. The fatwa authorizes ISIS members to “kill newborn babies with Down Syndrome and congenital deformities and disabled children”, according to the report.http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/56282/in-latest-genocidal-move-isis-issues-fatwa-ordering-murder-of-disabled-babies-middle-east/#5Ya98WE9ZLxWOkDh.99
My wonderment is complete in this; all of you who say you are followers of Christ and yet are sympathetic and supportive, even affirming to Islam, can you not see? can you not read for yourselves their own laws and teachings out     of their “holy” book?  In truth you are deceived if you can support this and believe you belong to Jesus Christ.  Soon everyone will know when He comes to the threshing floor to winnow the wheat…we will see who are wheat and who are the chaff.

Here is the crux of it; yes, true Christianity maintains that there is no salvation outside of Faith in Jesus Christ. However, Christians do not impose this belief on anyone; it is something that each individual must choose.  God sets the pattern from the beginning in the Garden of Eden; there are two trees, one good one evil…choose!  In the Torah, the curses are read from one mountain, the blessings from another …here is life and death, God counsels, choose life!  Jesus called us to witness of the Truth that people may choose.  He did not chase people down, nor did He threaten.  Jesus did tell us all plainly that hell was real, but there is a way out of that destination through Him…but you must choose.  So you get to not choose Him; that is your choice.  You can live out the rest of your days and prosper and do as you please, believe as you like…But Jesus is still the Truth, whether you believe it or not.  If I am to stay faithful to Christ, and Islam demands my conversion I am deprived of my life because there is no choice; convert or die.

I pray first for the lost who are in the church; for these are in the worst possible predicament. To be lost and in the church means you are deceived and deluded into believing that you are just fine and it doesn’t matter what you believe, it is enough or what you do is enough or nothing matters because the whole world will be saved whether you believe or don’t;  love or don’t; follow Christ or don’t.  You all are to be most pitied and I pray that the Mercy of our Father in Heaven will send laborers to you that you will listen to before it is too late, time is almost up.  Shalom, shalom.



Sunday, November 15, 2015

THE FALL


I love autumn….it seems to be the foundation of my life rhythm.  Without realizing it, even from childhood my year began in September… coinciding with the start of the new school year…
As an adult Messianic believer, my year still begins in September with Yom Teruah/Rosh Hashanah.  God must have built HIS time clock inside of me.  Before the Exodus, the Biblical year began in the month of Tishrei which corresponds to September, today it is still the beginning of the civil year when the date actually changes.
It is believed that Yom Teruah is also the Birthday of the Word/Adam…perhaps even more is beneath this season with a beauty all its own. 
I enjoy every stage of autumn, the turning of leaves and the hunt for pumpkins as we drive down the road…most of all it is the fragrance that is uniquely fall; that musty-damp smell leaves give off especially after a rain…don’t forget the smoky smell of burning piles of  leaves. 
In past years I have noted the colors; so brilliant are the reds, golds and orange…it looks like God painted them with fire…this year I began to see something else.   We call it the “fall” season, a time when lively things we loved all summer, the flowers, our vegetable gardens…the trees …begin to fade and die. All the life and beauty and fruitfulness are now ended and ending…
The trees that are wonderfully dressed in glorious garments of green leaves and fruit have changed the color of life for a color of fire…appearing to be consumed.
Then the trees begin to shed their leaves, they are left bare-naked if you will and a pall of death comes upon them….and there is no sign of life…
Our Creator sends a blanket of snow, a purifying of sorts to cover them in this dead state; almost sorrowful in appearance, these skeletal towers that were once so alive.
It is interesting that many times in scripture men are likened to trees.  From the Garden of Eden to even the New Covenant…what is our Lord trying to teach us?  Is the autumn the season of the “fall” of man?  Is this season a reminder to us that no matter how alive you may appear to be, death will come as it did to them? 
Ishah, the woman mistakenly believed that death would be instant; when beguiled she reached out her hand and did not die, she thought the serpents lie was true, “ye shall not surely die”…but even the serpent understood the words of YHVH Elohim...if you eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil…surely ye shall die or dying you will die.  The process of death would come and ultimately overtake them.  Just like the trees begin to show signs of dying leaves…until there is nothing appearing to be alive, the first parents were left naked and bare before the Creator.
The winter takes some trees away and they do not return…others seem to be only ‘asleep’ until life comes into them again.   Not all of mankind will be resurrected to eternal life one day…some will never see or taste life again but will be left to the burning, an eternal state of death.
When a tree is dead, it must be cut down.
Mat 3:10 and now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

But God gave even the trees hope…hope for new birth and redemption.  
 Rom 8:20  For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly but because of the One who subjected it—in hope 21  that the creation itself also will be set free from bondage to decay into the glorious freedom of the children of God. 22  For we know that the whole creation groans together and suffers birth pains until now— 23  and not only creation, but even ourselves. We ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Holy Spirit, groan inwardly as we eagerly wait for adoption—the redemption of our body. 

  As the snows of winter begin to give way to warming temperatures of early spring and the sun grows stronger, the hope of new life breaks forth with buds on the trees, again they spring forth and are clothed in their glory once more; once more alive and fruitful, arms uplifted in praise to our God for His goodness and faithfulness…for He promised.
Gen 8:22 ...while all the days of the land remain, seed-time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will not cease.”

Messiah Yeshua made a promise to all people who would believe in Him; to trust Him to save them from their sins, to secure eternal life for them…
John 11:25 Yeshua said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life! Whoever believes in Me, even if he dies, shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die... 

So as we are taking in this season and preparing for the cold of winter, enjoying the beauty that comes with the fall, may we remember as we gather with loved ones over the holidays that will bring this year to an end...like the trees we too will fade and lose the glory of this life and one day return to the earth to await the “Spring.

Share Messiah Yeshua with those you love who do not know Him.  For if you have trusted Yeshua/Jesus and have received eternal life, then you know you will be revived and live with Him forever.

 Don’t let your loved ones be cut down and cast into the fire without trying to reach them with the Gospel of Grace; the amazing love of God in giving us His only begotten Son who paid the cost for our sins and set us free forever.  Now we can boldly and freely come to the Father through His Son Yeshua without fear, without judgment or condemnation.

Praise God
 from whom all blessings flow!  
 May the Lord bless you and keep you…Until next time...shalom beloved.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Light in the Darkness


Shalom Beloved

Tonight is the seventh night of Chanukah. I wanted to share some things that stand out to me in this season, that I hope will bless you and be revelation to you as well.  Chanukah means dedication; it is called the Festival of Lights. In the days of the Maccabees in the intertestamental time, the Jewish people miraculously defeated the invading Greek army and drove them out of Jerusalem and out of Israel.

The Holy Temple had been defiled and had to be cleansed and restored and dedicated once again.  When they went to light the Golden Menorah, they found only enough oil for one day; they lit the Menorah anyway and it burned for eight days, not just one.

Yeshua makes the claim “I AM the Light of the World”…He then tells us, “you are the light of the world”. We as Christians understand our place in this world to be salt and light, to bring truth to those who walk in darkness.  It is customary when we light the Hanukkiah in our homes during the days of Chanukah, to place it in a window so the light can be seen.
Chanukah does not always fall at the same time, last year it began on Thanksgiving!  This year, Chanukah ends on Christmas Eve.  However, tonight is the seventh night of Chanukah and it is also the new moon. The new moon is the darkest night of the month and we just had the winter solstice which is the darkest day of the year, the least amount of daylight.  Nature itself is proclaiming darkness on the earth right now.  December 22 is also significant, for the number 22 means "LIGHT"!
Light is used twenty-two times in the Gospel of John. The 22nd time John uses the word, he quotes Jesus: "I have come as a light into the world . . ." (John 12:46). Christians are to walk in the light of Christ (John 3:21), and be the light of the world (Matthew 5:14 - 15).
The apostle Paul’s epistle to the Hebrews, written to Greek-speaking Jews and Gentiles, is the 22nd book of the New Testament.
 http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/22.html
 
Our menorah is almost complete, and the brightest it will be, at the darkest time.  Now I see this through the eyes of prophecy…
Isa 60:1  Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.  60:2  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.                 
So, my dear friends I am not going to write a long, deep teaching…just a reminder to look up.  For the days are dark, the spiritual darkness is the worst it has been perhaps since the days of the holocaust.  Even worse…for it is not just the evil of ruthless men who want to conquer; but it is a deep rooted godlessness that is growing daily- exponentially.  But!  The Glory of God is coming to us who love God, who love Yeshua/Jesus our Messiah and have trusted Him and are waiting for His appearing. 

So let this night be a reminder in the darkness….let the Light of Yeshua shine bright within you…like the Menorah in the window, shine for all to see Him who your soul loves…JESUS CHRIST is Lord, God and KING….HALLELUJAH!!!!

60:3  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

He is coming quickly, hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown… Maranatha…till next we meet.

 

 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Astonishment!

Shalom Beloved,

I have been relatively speechless.  I am gripped with astonishment!  That is a word I would never normally use, but I believe it is a word the Holy Spirit gave to me.  Today I would like to take a minute if you would bear with me, and share my journey into astonishment.

The mercies of God were granted to me when I was 34 and Yeshua my Lord reached down into my ignorance and complacency and saved me.  I left the Catholic Church almost immediately and found myself in a growing, "Family Friendly" Church that was newly planted for only 2 or 3 years.  At first I was like a child on Christmas morning, all wide-eyed and full of joy and wonder.  But little by little my naiveté began to wear thin as confusion set in on account of what I was witnessing in my super-church and what I was reading in the Bible...I was conflicted and did not understand how the two seemingly different experiences were to mesh together.  I was under terrible spiritual attack, and this church was supposed to be full a wise, loving and mature believers...but no one was able to help me...and the help that was offered only made things worse.

I had a Pastor that wanted to preserve an image for the Church that would make it more marketable.  I was such a young believer and had no real background in the Bible, everything was new and overwhelming to me...the enemy was much stronger than I had ever imagined, at least it seemed so to me at the time.  The Pastor did not like problem people like me, so he preached a message entitled  "Fruits and Flakes."   It was supposed to be light hearted, even humorous, talking about dealing with the people in our lives we really don't like to be around.  The problem was, I knew it was directed at people like myself who were suffering, and I did not see the humor.

I say all that to say this, after six years of staying loyal to this community, watching deceptions, manipulations, hurt and misuse of scripture and a concern for only numbers and dollars, I left.  Those were formative years in my walk and it felt like coming from a broken home.  Within a few years of leaving I had a dream.  In the dream I returned to visit my old congregation.

 I walked into a busy foyer in the dream and saw tables along the walls selling tickets for events like a Rib Burn-off...I came into the sanctuary and the Pastor saw me and waived for me to come to the front row.  He acted like we were old friends, I was perplexed to say the least.  The stage was right before me, and the room was packed.  The Pastor came out and announced, Heeeres the Show Folks!!!

He gestured to the back of the room where there was a second stage, everyone turned around, the curtain opened and an Ice Show began!  I stood up, and without realizing, I made my way up the aisle and up onto the stage, I was in utter ASTONISHMENT!  suddenly, the Pastor was in my face angrily shouting "What are you doing here?!"  End of dream.

I believe the dream was a synopsis of the next stage of my spiritual life.  I was to walk through many experiences in many different ministries around the country as an observer. Sort of an "eye" of God.  This is a phrase the Lord used for me once, but it has taken a long time to understand.  I was first called to be a Watchman, but I didn't know what I was watching for...we must have our eyes open and see and hear what God is showing us sot we can "Cry aloud and spare not!"

I am now in the home stretch of my 20th year of walking with my lovely Lord Yeshua, who has been so gracious, patient and loving toward me; and in all those years He has allowed me to witness things I wish I never saw.  I so wanted the Protestant Church to be the faithful remnant with such a rich heritage founded on the Blood of Christ, confirmed by the blood of saints and martyrs, right doctrine, striving to live for Him and show the World a better way...but it is not like that by a long shot.  I was born into the end of the Church age.  I have a son in his early twenties who also is feeling somewhat robbed.  He mourns the loss of the America his father and I grew up in even his grandparents era, the loss of a true church family experience that was a genuine community of people loving God, each other and their country.  He grieves that he may never have a family of his own and grow old with his grandchildren around him....I feel the same about the Church.

Messiah's words ring in my ears and heart and He carefully warned this generation of the things that would come.  He reaffirmed His warnings through the writers of the New Covenant telling us of the deceptions and lying signs and wonders, wolves in sheep's clothing, those who would exploit and slaughter the sheep for gain.  But we, as a generation have not heeded the voice of warning that was sent so far ahead for us.  How dare we condemn the Jewish people of Jesus day for not recognizing their Messiah, they had the prophecies, how could they miss Him?!  We are doing the same thing.

I have written about these things before, but I must continue to cry out, I pray someone will hear...
I have been sitting here, still and speechless as I see the silent devastation of God's House.  I causes me to recall the Passover in Egypt.  Where the blood of the Lamb was applied to the house, the death angel that swept down upon the land was not able to enter.  That spirit of death and destruction has descended upon our land, and every house, every Church that does not have the Blood of Lamb covering it is susceptible to the spirit of death, a counterfeit of the Holy Spirit that has come to seduce the many away from Christ. 

In the same way that arsenic works, little by little, undetected until it is absolutely lethal and there is no remedy, no going back, deceptive doctrines delivered by friendly, smiling, seemingly sincere people who talk about love and Jesus are fed to the sheep by spoonful's.  First they take away the holiness of God and make Him casual, come as you are...God is every one's buddy. He doesn't mind that you come in the least of what you own...respect we would give to a dignitary on the earth is not given to our Creator!  Casual Christianity removes the Fear of the Lord.

Then we preach another Gospel, which is no gospel...no Cross, no Blood, no sin...just Dr. Jesus who will fix your problems and make you rich.  Then the sin of Satan, who wanted to be like God, we begin teaching we are "gods".   In the Book of Revelation we all know or should know about a star that would fall called Wormwood...meaning bitter.  But in the Torah, the wormwood refers to Idolatry.  What?! Idolatry in the Evangelical church?  Man is becoming the object of worship.  Our generation is worse than all, for they at least were ignorant and feared imagined gods they could not see... but we know man is not god nor will he ever be.  There is only one God-Man, Yeshua our Messiah.  There is no other mediator between man and God.

We have been seduced by men and women who say they come in the Name of Christ, they say "I am Christ" Jesus said...what are they saying?  I am "anointed"!  They are not declaring the Messiahship of Yeshua, listen..."I am anointed".   We are warned by these false teachers not to come against them, "touch not God's anointed".  It is a satanic trap my brother's and sister's.  This false movement is devouring the entire Church.  If you are born again and have the Spirit of Grace within you, God will keep you and show you the way out.  If you are deceived, believing everything they say, everything you feel and see and experience...you are in great danger!

Dominionism, Kingdom Now, Third Wave, Christian Reconstruction and New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is the same spirit that conceived Catholicism; it is the Mother of Harlots, it is repackaged for a new generation who are ignorant of the past.  Revelation speaks of a Harlot Church on seven hills, which all Biblical scholars know is Rome/the Vatican.  This new movement boasts also of divine revelation that is new and outside of the Bible using a model of Seven Mountains.  It is leading everyone to the pit of hell

Two main vehicles are used to hook people into them, the first is false doctrine and evil practices as taught through Alpha Course. http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/alphacourse.htm  Please open the link and read through the articles, it is vital information that needs to be shared.

The next area is the downplay of the Holy Scriptures.  Teachers mock those, who like the Bereans search the scriptures to see if what is taught is true.  They set up the atmosphere for their false teaching by holding a Bible and with mirth offer a scripture to all of those who have to have a Bible verse to back everything up!  In the Dark Ages of Roman Catholic Apostasy, the enemy made sure the Bible was not available to the people.  It was forbidden!  Now it is being presented as legalism, not as important as the "spirit", but is it the Word of Truth, it is our only plumb line to know if something is truth or error...why else would the devil tell you put the Bible away.  They are teaching that Doctrine is evil, it causes division!  The new mantra is UNITY...doctrine will be sorted out when we get to heaven!!!  Without sound doctrine, they won't get to heaven!

2Ti 3:14 But continue in the things that you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from a babe you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
 The last area I want to mention, and by no means have I spoken of all the problems or heresy, only a few that are pressing on my mind, is music.  It is interesting in Babylon we see the use of music that caused all the people to bow down before Nebuchadnezzar's statue of gold.  Isaiah gives us a clue that Lucifer himself was connected to the Worship of God with instruments.  The blood line of Cain, the son of the wicked one made instruments.  A secular sticker proclaimed, "Music Defines Society".


Few of us would disagree that it is music that radically changed the moral base and landscape of American society.  For the last 60 years we have been on a slippery slope of depravity that has been ushered in, reinforced and promoted by music.  It is a very strong weapon of the enemy, and he has not spared the church from it. We must never think that Satan will come in a blatantly evil form. He masquerades as an angel of light.  His music speaks of love and peace and joy and freedom.  He sings about chains falling off and people being set free...the set up for "ministry' and the laying on of hands so the power can deliver people.  But Jesus said, you shall know the Truth! and the Truth shall make you free...who is the Truth?  Therefore, if the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed...the Truth is the Son! 

We are quoted the verse that speaks of the anointing that breaks the yoke...it is used to indicated the power of the Holy Spirit in deliverance, again rendering the Holy Spirit as a substance.  When in fact it is misapplied.  The word in Hebrew is shemen, which actually means "oil" or fat not the same root as the Word Mashiach or the Anointed. In context, it was the Assyrian oppressor who would corrupt his own way by luxurious living, fatness.  Scholars do not agree on how to understand this verse, but spiritually applied, it points to the anointed Messiah, Yeshua, would break the yoke of our bondage to sin and the oppressor Satan.

I had a second dream about sound.  Several years ago "prophets" began spreading a word about a "new sound" coming.   In my dream I began to drive across a large bridge, a rushing river came up from behind and caught up my car on the bridge,  above me was another higher bridge and someone was standing on it sounding a shofar; on the pedestrian walk of my bridge was a man walking and sounding a conch shell, making a similar sound...but I knew it was counterfeit, because a conch shell is unclean...we have the Holy Spirit being poured out in this hour for salvation, for the Lord is nearer than ever.  But the sound announcing His coming, the higher voice of sound doctrine and true worship is countered with a counterfeit earthly sound of sensual worship that lures people away.

The church is not questioning the theology behind songs in church or even on the radio, as long as it speaks of good things and maybe, occasionally mentions "Jesus".  The music is a set up for the false message.  Please, please, test EVERYTHING! 

Lastly, please go to Global Sphere's website and look at who are members of the NAR.  It is unthinkable to me so see many who at one time appeared to adhere to Biblical and sound doctrine led astray by this aberrant teaching and movement who teach believers are "little gods".

http://www.globalspheres.org/northamerica.asp

 http://arkhaven.org/dominionism_trojan_horse_in_charismatic_movement.htm

 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Good Without God?!

Isa 58:1  Cry aloud, do not spare, lift up your voice like a ram's horn, and show My people their rebellion, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Tonight I cannot greet the reader with “Shalom Beloved”.  My writing is not addressed to the beloved in Christ at this time, but to the “church” that has sold out.  I can no longer remain silent.   I have had all false doctrine I can stand.

I was searching for a Christian -family film and found a movie called “Anything is Possible”.  At first it started out like most low budget Christian films, but a little way into it I found myself looking for some indication that it was indeed “Christian”.  It was not.

The story is about a military family and the mom is called up to go to Japan after the earthquake for a search and rescue mission.  The child is somewhat special needs, but that is kind of downplayed.  The mom comes up missing and presumed dead.  It is revealed that the child was hers, but not her husbands…he married her after her child was born but they never told him that he was not his real dad.  Unfortunately the “dad” had no real legal claim since he never officially adopted the boy.

Long story short, the child ends up in an orphanage  temporarily while the dad petitions the court.  In the meantime, the child refused to consider his mother dead and says she is only MIA.  But something miraculous happens as he sits down at a piano; he already has some knowledge of how to play, but suddenly his skill is concert level.   Clearly he is a savant.   The orphanage is in need of a financial miracle and decides to use his mysterious talent to raise money with a benefit concert. 

Now here it comes…before the concert this ten year old child tells his dad he cannot feel his mom anymore and asks him if he will ever see her again, sadly the dad answers no.  The child now full of despair needs a pep talk and a reminder that “all things are possible”…

The child goes on stage and dedicates the song to his mother and plays like a professional pianist for the whole evening.  For his closing he sings a song, (apparently he can now sing as well), the lyric goes something like this:  “If you believe in yourself, anything is possible”.

They drive home after the concert and miraculously the wounded mother comes out of their house to greet them and they are tearfully reunited. Nice movie, full of hope, good and kind people, love, FAITH, and even the words of Jesus, well kind of…partially…but oh yeah, no God.  Yes, that’s right... good… without God.  But notice, when dad thought mom was dead, he told her child he would never see her again, no hope, not eternity…how tragic.

Pastor Mega-church, who has not the courage to take a stand when directly asked if Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation; who is not willing to speak the truth but fabricates philosophies; who reduces the Gospel to one of many fairy tales the world has to offer…you have helped this to happen.

Dominionists, Latter Rain, Manifest Sons, Re-constructionist, NAR…you have so many aliases I have to cut it off here or we would need a whole page; you who preach your lies of Universal-ism and world Domination; social reform, you have helped this to happen…for you allude to a Christianized world with your social gospel, which is no gospel. 

A social gospel that conquers seven spheres of influence in society that takes over seven mountains of society, are you all out of your minds?  Your social gospel that reforms the world has promoted godlessness; goodness without God; or should I say you have become god makers since you believe you are “gods”, but you left out the One True and Living God as you deify man!  It makes me sick to my stomach to see the abuses of God’s word. 

When are you going to wake up foolish church and see that your aberrant teaching is going to get you a closed door in your face…will it take another Babylonian captivity to wake you when suddenly you come to grips with the reality of all the lying prophets, as in Jeremiah’s day that told you everything was going to be just fine and you are going to take the world for Christ!?  Christ does not want this world, all He wanted was souls.  His Kingdom is not of this world.  Constantine already tried Christianizing pagan idols…doesn’t work.

I attended a ministry conference that was in our city…these poor people.   They stood there listening to prophecy that I have heard almost word for word given over and over for the last ten years; even promising a child of 12 when she is ready for college, God is going to give her a full scholarship and special gifts and blessings along the way…everyone erupts in screams and shouts of joy…

Our planet is dying;  the Pacific Ocean is dying and cannot be healed because of Fukashima.  Whole species are being wiped out; mass animal deaths have been happening since 2011; ISIS has declared the long awaited Caliphate, do you realize it the rise of the second Beast? Do you care?  Israel is on the brink of Psalm 83 war, the rest of the world is at war or threatening it;  Islam is growing bolder, more aggressive and stronger seeming by the day; and our economy along with the rest of the world is on the brink of collapse… a scholarship to college in 6 years, really?!  What planet are you all living on?

The New Caliph, al-Baghdadi said the Islamic state was a land for all Muslims regardless of nationality, telling them it “will return your dignity, might, rights and leadership.” “It is a state where the Arab and non-Arab, the white man and black man, the easterner and westerner are all brothers," he said, trying to broaden his base beyond the Middle East. "Muslims, rush to your state. Yes, it is your state. Rush, because Syria is not for the Syrians, and Iraq is not for the Iraqis. The Earth is Allah's."

1Co 10:26 For the earth is Yahweh’s, and the fullness thereof.


We have lost this world, God is bringing this to a close and Christ Jesus is ready to step back into time to set things right and heal this planet for His Kingdom; not to establish a refurbished satanic kingdom.  Wake up while you still can.  You false preachers and teachers, money lovers who traffick in men souls, repent and do what is right in the sight of a Holy God and speak the whole truth at all cost so that the people may be saved.  May God Almighty have mercy on us all.  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

LAND OF CONFUSION


Shalom Beloved,


Are you unclear what it means to live in “Babylon”?  It is the land of confusion.  Everything and everyone is not what they seem, even in the Church.  I say, church, and not the Body of Christ because not everyone in the church is in the Body of Christ.  Only those who are born from above by the Spirit of Grace are in the Body.

 …Judah was taken into captivity when they did not keep the Shmitah or Sabbatical years for the land.  They were captive for 70 years or 1 year for every Sabbatical year missed.  The Church  entered into a Babylon state when they forsook the teaching of the Torah and essence of the Sabbath, to rest from our works in Christ….the outward sign of this confusion is the practice of worship on Sunday.  It is not the problem but the symptom. It is the Roman Catholic Church that proudly takes credit for changing the day of Worship from the Sabbath to Sunday, the day the Sun was venerated. It is the Roman Catholic Church that teaches one must be a member of this tradition and do the works prescribed by the Vatican doctrines and dogmas in in order to be saved….Works!


When I was very young, I thought if you spoke about Jesus, you were a Christian and everyone was talking about the same person.  Unfortunately, as I have grown older and more mature, sadly I see this is not the case.  There are many versions of Jesus, but only one can save.

So which Jesus do you know?  A child said to me, “my daddy said you can be any kind of “Christian” as long as you call on Jesus, you are saved.”  Here in is the root of the problem…a lack of understanding and training in sound doctrine.  Does it matter what church or denomination you attend?  Yes! Before you walk through the door, do the homework and research their beliefs and teachings.  Many ministries today opt not to publish a statement of Faith, only a Vision or Mission statement, and sometimes not even that! 

There are many interpretations of the Gospel today, but this is the one place there is no wiggle room, no license for interpretation!  You must believe the true Gospel or you will not be saved!  How do we know if what we believe is true or not?  The scriptures will prove it.  If we try to just interpret what Paul or the writer of Hebrews is saying about salvation without understand the basis from which they come, we will be confused and open to error.

Paul taught, the Torah was not to be used as a means to attain righteousness, for no one is justified under the Law (Gal 3:11).  Nor did Paul condemn and reject the Torah for he said it was good and holy! (Rom 7:12)  But the Law was still beneficial if you use it lawfully. (1Ti 1:8)  It was to be used for the unbelieving and unrighteous for sin is violation of the Law, that the person can see their state and understand the need for their Savior. 

2T 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,  

At the time of Paul’s writing, the only scriptures were the Torah, Prophets and Writings (Wisdom Books).  The New Testament was not compiled yet.  So Torah is valuable to us for doctrine.  Let us examine the Doctrine of Christ in the light of Torah.  We only need to look into the Feasts of the Lord found in Leviticus 23.   In this writing, we will briefly look at an overview of the foundation of our Faith in the Feasts. 

The first mention is the weekly Sabbath. Though it is not technically one of the annual feasts, it is actually a foundation for everything else.  Through the cross, we understand the intent of the Sabbath was to teach God’s people that we must not work on the Sabbath or the penalty is death.  It is referring to the Believer resting from all his dead works of self-righteousness and REST in the finished work of Christ, receiving from God a righteousness that is imputed and not personally earned, but gained by Christ for us through His perfect life and sacrificial death for us.

The first annual Feast is Passover.  A memorial feast that celebrates the redemption of Israel from the Land of Egypt and slavery to Pharaoh.  Egypt signifies the world while Pharaoh represents the devil and sin.  It was through the slaying of the Passover lamb and the blood being applied to the door posts and lintel of their homes.  After roasting the lamb and preparing unleavened bread and bitter herbs, the people were to come into the house with the blood on it, and eat the ritual foods and wait until morning before coming out.  For in the night, the death angel would pass over the houses and strike the first born down in every house where the blood was not applied.

Messiah Yeshua/Jesus is the Passover Lamb, the Lamb of God (1 Cor 5:7, Jn 1:36) slain for us on the cross on the very day the lambs were slain in the Temple for Passover.  It Yeshua’s shed blood that covers our lives and washes us from all guilt and stain.  He is our Redemption from the curse of the Law (Gal 3:13) He has set us free from the Law of sin and death (Rom 8:82) (Ezek 18:20)

So when the sinner hears the Gospel of Jesus Christ crucified and bleeding for our sins; His death and burial, the Righteous One for the unrighteous to carry our sins far away; and rising from the dead on the third day for our justification, he is convicted of sin and comes to the cross of Jesus it is literally their personal Passover day.  As they move from sinner through the cross to the other side they come to unleavened bread.

The feast of unleavened bread is kept for seven days.  You are not to consume any leaven (yeast) for the whole week, but you are commanded to eat unleavened bread.  The person was a sinner, but now they have been forgiven and made new by the Blood of Jesus and have become unleavened…sin removed.

1Co 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

 

We are justified, as they used to say “Just as if you never sinned”.  God has made a covenant with man for seven days (seven thousand years).  The believer is made unleavened from the time of Adam till the end of time.

   

Heb 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified.

After three days Yeshua was raised from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits, for He is the Firstfruit of them that sleep (1 Cor 15:20)

Pertaining only to the Gospel we will fast forward to the Feast of Atonements or Yom Kippur in the seventh month in the fall.  As Christ is sacrificed once for all, the Feast of Atonement is fulfilled through the shed blood of Jesus that pays the price required for our redemption.  Only the Blood of the Son of God is able cover the cost that is due for our sins.  Perfect atonement, He is enough and nothing more can or needs to be added.

If we look to the Holy Scriptures they will explain the way to interpret the Doctrine. We cannot even begin to understand Paul’s words without a look into the Torah from which he taught.  Some teach that we are not completely forgiven, that it is an ongoing process…that we are still sinners, but just in Grace… that right living and obedience to the commandments is necessary to continue in salvation….and many more errors all come from not looking to our foundation first.  Yeshua is coming soon and many are not ready. Doctrine matters, it is what determines whether we have rested in Christ, have trusted in HIS WORK, and not our own, whether we believe He is who He said He is and finished what He came to do. 

Rom 10:9 Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.

Rom 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.

Rom 10:11 For the Scripture says, "Everyone believing on Him shall not be put to shame."

I pray this is helpful so you can truly know the right doctrine that brings us to a saving faith in Christ Jesus.  You can leave questions or comments below if you are still not sure, we want you to be confident and assured that you have truly come to Christ and are saved.

May the Lord bless you and keep you in your journey…Maranatha