וְאֶת־שֵׁם קָדְשִׁי אֹודִיעַ בְּתֹוךְ עַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְלֹא־אַחֵל אֶת־שֵׁם־קָדְשִׁי עֹוד וְיָדְעוּ הַגֹּויִם כִּי־אֲנִי יְהוָה קָדֹושׁ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל׃
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Sealed


Be encouraged.


2 Corinthians 1:21-22
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.

2 Corinthians 5:5

Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.

Ephesians 1:13-14

 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

Matthew 28:18-20

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of * the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

* Banking term – title is transferred.  Like writing a check into the name of / pay to the order of.

 


1 Corinthians 6:20
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

 

Romans 8:38-39 (YLT)

for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,

nor things about to be, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, that [is] in Christ Jesus our Lord.



Real Truth


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One God
One Lord
One Faith
One Baptism
One Savior
One Way
One Intercessor
One certain result without Him
One certain result with Him

In this world you will have trouble.

If you do not have trouble you are not following Him, at least not nearly closely enough.

All have sinned
All are separated
All are condemned
All Holiness is His
All Righteousness is His
All Truth is His
All Eternity is His

No one comes to the Father except through Him

Faith that saves is an action verb
Faith that saves is loving
The evidence of your faith is love
Love gives
Love perseveres
Love hopes
Love trusts
Love never fails
Love is patient
Love is kind
Faith that saves is faith that works

Intellectual ascent is the business of demons
God's children are transformed.

Are you the same?  Are you unmoved, unrepentant, ungrateful and unthankful?

Do you realize the price paid, the gift given, the fires and torment you were snatched from.

If any of us did, really, we would shout it with every breath from every venue and mountain.

He is good.

He is coming.

He is at the door.

Be ready.

I pray for you.  Pray for me.  He is holy and I am wretched beyond description.

Not nearly enough of the work He gave me to do has been done.

Praise God for His great mercy and sacrifice.

Maranatha.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Iceland quakes


Volcano may blow

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Iceland, California, Chile and Peru are shaking.

Both U.S. coasts have big waves breaking.

In the east storms and rain are flooding.

In the west drought and fire are blazing.

The U.S. is failing.

Russia is invading (Ukraine and threatening Finland)

China tells us they aren't playing (disturbance over U.S. military too close)

Our debts are monumental, growing and we ain't paying.

Fukushima is radiating.

Fish and birds are dying and suffocating.

The oceans are full of plastic trash and the animals flailing.

Israels time is waning.

Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt are surrounding.

Isis is terrorizing, killing and maiming.

Iran nukes are preparing.

The "peace" treating is nearing (Egypt announces suggested 5-7 year deal).

Another series of massive data security has been takin (Chase, Target, and the Russians got millions of accounts).  One world currency is nearing.

Hell is opening its mouth to be receiving (sinkholes, fissures, everywhere).

Pestilence is proceeding (Ebola, Sars and others)

The heavens are declaring link (Blood moon tetrad, 2017 Revelation 12..., Siberian meteor).

and on and on ... thailand tsunami, katrina, rita, BP petroleum, 2010 california whale in israel...





Astro

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RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/28/ukraine-accuses-russia-invading-south-east-help-rebels

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/world/europe/ukraine-russia-novoazovsk-crimea.html?_r=0

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8275bec4-2ea2-11e4-afe4-00144feabdc0.html#slide0


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What else can I tell you.



I don't know the day or the hour, but the signs are pouring out.

Peace deal in the works.  Egypt suggest a 5 to 7 year treaty.

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America interferes with Israel again.

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link - flood

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Be ready.  Matt 24:44
Be strong.  Josh 1:9
Be on alert.  1 Peter 5:8, Mark 13:33
Act like men 1 Cor 16:13
















Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shaking - quaking - rocking and reeling


San Fran 6.0 earthquake - $100's millions in damage

Chile Earthquake 6.6

Peru 6.9 Earthquake

Mountains rising in the west

Iceland volcano

5 Iceland earthquakes

5-7 year peace treaty proposed




Friday, August 22, 2014

"No More Grace"

Taken from Rapture in the Air Now:

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work (Romans 11:6).

During his last hours John Knox woke from a slumber sighing, and told his friends that he had just been tempted to believe that he had “merited Heaven and eternal blessedness, by the faithful discharge of his ministry. But blessed be God who enabled me to beat down and quench the fiery dart, by suggesting to me such passages of Scripture as these: What has thou that thou didst not receive? By the grace of God I am what I am…Not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”

There are two great errors concerning the Jews often adopted by Gentiles: the first is the foolish notion that God has cast away His people and that there is no hope for Jews either nationally or as individuals. The second is the belief that Jews have some merit before God apart from Christ because they are God’s chosen people. The truth is that Jews and Gentiles are alike lost because of sin and there is no difference between them: For there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:22,23). The only hope for either Jews or Gentiles is the grace of God (His unmerited favor).

The continuing human mistake is to attempt to gain more favor with God through works. The Bible is clear. Favor with God is ALL of grace. If works could enhance our standing with Him our relationship would be no more grace (see Ephesians 2:8,9).

The miracle of grace is that there is enough for me.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our Brothers & Sisters Are Being Killed - PRAY!

From Iraq to Nigeria, our brothers and sisters in Christ are being tortured, killed, and enslaved.  Throats cut, beheaded, shot, dismembered with machetes.  GET ON YOUR KNEES AND PRAY FOR:


  • Their faith to stand strong
  • Their deliverance and safety
  • Their witness
  • God to conquer all of these lands with the truth of the Gospel of Grace


http://shoebat.com/2014/08/16/muslims-go-christian-village-take-1000-christians-slaughter-bullets-cook-alive-chop-pieces/

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Time

These verses are on my mind.

Galatians 4:4-5 (NASB)
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Romans 5:6-8 (NASB)
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Mark 1:14-15 (NASB)
Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
At just the right time.  Powerful words.

God is HOLY HOLY HOLY!!! JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PERFECTION - COMPLETELY.

Not one bit of Him or anything anywhere not even in His imagination and consciousness is anything other than fully His, fully Obedient, fully and throughly completely through and through perfect.
Hebrews 12:29
for our God is a consuming fire.
Yet Perfect justice and holiness sought to share His perfect boundless love.  Tension.

Isaiah 46:10
Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
Perfection knew in advance that sin, rebellion, blasphemy, murder, rape, greed, abuse, sodomy and every perversion would consume the creation.  God alone is Good.  Apart from Him is utter darkness, with wailing and gnashing.

So here is my question - How could complete perfection entertain the thought of a fallen and depraved creation.

How could anything anywhere exist for even a moment apart from His consuming righteous justice perfection and holiness?

That our wickedness and our names are even allowed to pass into His HOLY thoughts is astounding.

Who am I to be apart of His conscious?

When Perfect Holiness comes in contact with imperfection the darkness flees. Every time.

So how is that we are not consumed?
Lamentations 3:22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
This is no small thing.

God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.  He is all powerful, all knowing and all present.  Just because we don't see God in the room, doesn't mean He is not fully present in every atom of His creation.

There is not a molecule that He does not hold in His hand and say mine.  Every thought, motive and action are His.
2 Corinthians 10:5
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
God is not bound by time.  He created time.  He is the author of E=MC squared.

It seems to me that perhaps God chose to wrap us in time, in order to protect us, at least temporarily from His justice.

In the great expanse of everlasting to everlasting, God created a small sliver called time and in it His perfect justice was stayed for a vapor, a moment.  In this moment we call world history God spoke the creation.  He created us in His image.

He brought perfect 100% HOLY DIVINITY into 100% PURE HUMANITY and Jesus who was and is and is to come, who is the Logos, God with us, who was with God in the beginning became simultaneously and fully man.

In His Diety and humanity He bore our sins and by His stripes we are healed.
1 Peter 2:24
and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed
People often complain about time.  In my prison ministry you hear is constantly. I hope I get my back time? I can't wait to get out of here.

Ordinary people everywhere can't wait until 5 o'clock or quitting time on Friday or football season or the ending of football season.  The start of school.  The end of school.  When I get a job.  When I leave this job. When I get married.  When I get out of this marriage.  When I can have high enough credit score.  When I can be debt free.  When I buy a boat.  When I sell a boat.

It seems we never have enough time and the time we have we don't like.

Time is a great and wondrous miracle..

If God had ended time as soldiers wept in fox holes in the black forest of world war II and begged for His return, your out.  Of if as Job wrestled with God, He returned.  If as He said to Noah, I am grieved that I made man - he took them all out, including those last 8.

Those families and children in Iraq being crucified and decapitated in Iraq are begging for His return.

It is only by God's dear mercies that any of us have come to know Him.  He in His wrath and righteousness and justice should have come back as the LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH and KING OF KINGS long ago (and make no mistake He will).  He should have never even conceived of the whole wretched mess of us, but He did.  Love does that.

Time is a great friend.  It is also a cruel companion, for when it is over, it is over.
2 Peter 3:9 (NASB)
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
Isaiah 55:6
Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.
The sad truth is that we are poor stewards of the time we are given and by all indications for all of us, Time's up!

His judgement is at the door.

Either your about to be snatched out of time's way or you are about to go through the longest 7 years in all the history of history both now and forever.  Although apparently 2 out of 3 won't have enough time and will be killed during this horror.

Be ready.

If you know Him, praise Him that you have one more day to be transformed into the image of the son (1 John 3:1-3, Romans 8:29, John 17) and one more day to do the work He gave us to do Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 28:18-20.

Maranatha!


The last pope?


I haven't put too much stock in the St. Malachy prophecy, although I find it interesting and seems to align with the scores of other end of the age signs.

Saw these two headlines today, hum...

St. Malachy

3 members of the family of Pope Francis - killed

Pope declares he has only 2-3 more years to live

If he is the false prophet he might just be right.  I pray that this is not true.

Maranatha.

The alignment is in full swing.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nixon + 40

Is it just me or is it odd that the Ferguson Missouri shooting was 40 years to the day after President Nixon resigned?

Now there is a Governor Nixon trying to hold the state together.

Odd really in 1974 the confidence in the country was forever shaken.

40 years later confidence at the local level is rocked.

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I would appreciate your feedback on this question.  Without the rapture and the millennial reign is this world lost in the short run? (less than 10 years)

Given the debt the US is piling up and the integrated one world economy and of course the ecologic, social, political collapse + the radicals I say definitely.

If so, God is surely coming for His bride soon.