My brothers and sisters in Christ, our 3 day Labor Day holiday weekend which began Friday evening comes now to its concluding day on Monday…
- and based on an undercurrent I am seeing and sensing in the news,
- and the ominous warnings of the Holy Spirit within me concerning especially this long weekend,
- and through a task force of 58 notable Christian leaders across the Nation concerning Constitution Day on September 17th,
- and the prophetic dreams of Pastor Dana [pastor of a church in Kentucky] concerning notably dire events the Lord had warned him are going to take place in our Nation during September and especially in November [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TdpMSMP9x4]…
I fully believe we are going to witness utter chaos and destruction throughout our Nation beyond anything we have yet seen. Rampaging mobs of criminal anarchists and insurrectionists are going to be burning and looting, destroying and terrorizing, in a number of our major cities. And this is just the beginning!
Concerning the Holy Spirit’s warning especially this long weekend…A group identified as Refuse Fascism made the following statement: “On September 5th, we must make a LIVING DECLARATION to the world that we are uniting, we are organizing, we are determined, we are preparing to struggle with all we’ve got, starting now and not stopping until the Trump/Pence regime is driven from power. According to Reuters, the group has protests planned in 23 cities all together; their website is calling for 60 days of relentless “protests” beginning September 5th. [Their definition of “protests” is: rampaging mobs of criminal anarchists and insurrectionists engaged in burning and looting, destroying and terrorizing.] https://www.foxnews.com/politics/anti-trump-fascism-nationwide-protests-in-23-cities
In yesterday’s posting, I provided a link to an article where Democrats are literally “threatening violence if Joe Biden does not defeat President Trump in November. Americans should prepare for war if the election result is anything short of a Biden landslide.”
The watchwords concerning these notably dire events that I fully believe the Spirit of God has been warning are going to take place in our Nation during September and especially in November are:
- Brace yourself on My Word and on My promises, and do not rely on your own strength.
- God is calling a holy remnant to Himself.
- Arise My bride, and prepare to pray
Pray to strengthen the backbone of the Church
Pray for the cleansing of the corruption in the Church
Pray for a Great Harvest
- Arise My bride, and prepare for battle
- Arise My bride, and prepare to see My Face
ENDURE TO THE END
Abba Father…the leaders of our Nation rejected Your reproof and rejected Your counsel. They thought their own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding was superior to Yours; they thought they were so wise in their own eyes. And so now in Your most severe judgment, You have stricken their minds with idiocy, so that professing to be wise, they have become fools…utter morons. You have caused their thinking to become utterly confused, so that they actually believe they are acting in wisdom while they are in reality literally destroying our Nation. You have caused the Nation’s leaders to engage in self-destruction; we are destroying our own selves…just as You caused the Midianites to fight against and kill one another before Gideon. We are now watching it unfold as it plays out before our very eyes! The Lord will cause you to lose your mind in idiocy, and strike you with wild and helpless fear and panic; He will make you become blind and cause your minds and hearts to be confused. [Deut 28:28]
The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:
Madness: so that the leaders of our Nation shall not know what to do.
Blindness: both physical and mental; destroying their eyes, and the judgments of God confounding their understandings.
Astonishment: stupidity and amazement. By the just judgments of God the leaders of our Nation are so completely confounded, so as not to be able to discern the means by which they might prevent or remove our calamities, and instead to adopt those which will lead directly to our ruin! How true is the ancient saying, Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat! “Those whom God is determined to destroy, he first infatuates”…with their self-professed wisdom in all their counsels and measures. [Deut 28:28, from Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament]
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city and the people not be alarmed and tremble? Shall disaster or evil occur and the Lord has not caused it? Surely the Lord God will do nothing without warning you through His servants the prophets. I, the Sovereign LORD, have now done this. [Amos 3:6-7]
Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the Earth: for the powers of Heaven shall be shaken. When God spoke from Mount Sinai His voice shook the Earth, but now He makes another promise: “Once again I will shake not only the Earth but the heavens also.” This means that the things on Earth will be shaken, so that only eternal things will remain. When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. [Heb 12:26-27; Luke 21:26, 28]
Gather together…yes, unbend yourselves in submission and see if there is no sense of shame and no consciousness of sin left in you, O shameless nation! The time for repentance is speeding by like chaff whirled before the wind! Therefore consider, before God’s decree brings forth a curse upon you, before the time to repent is gone like the drifting chaff, before the fierce fury of the Lord comes upon you…yes, before the terrible day of the wrath of the Lord comes upon you! Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land who have acted in compliance with His revealed will and have kept His commandments. Seek righteousness; seek to do what is right and to live humbly! Perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you from His anger on that day of destruction! [Zeph 2:1-3]
Come, My people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the Lord’s wrath against your enemies has passed. For behold, the Lord is coming out of His Heavenly Sanctuary to punish the inhabitants of the Earth for their iniquity. The Earth will no longer hide those who have been murdered, and conceal her guilt. They will be brought out for all to see. [Isa 26:20-21]
God is calling a holy remnant of His children to Himself…who will not bow down, who will not shrink back, who will not compromise, who will remain steadfast and immovable in their commitment to follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes. God is calling a holy remnant to Himself; to personal revival.
God is calling you, and desires to anoint you, to be part of His holy remnant. Whether you are a pastor, a Christian leader, or a member of the congregation…this is what the Lord says: To the pastors I have placed in charge of My churches concerning your congregation and each individual member, write: This is the last call. I have wooed you so many times. This time, I say to you, in great love…there is a cost to an anointing; this is not a light, frivolous matter. The anointing is not cheap. If you say in your heart, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it,” if you pay the cost of the anointing, I’ll open doors for you, I’ll speak through you, and I’ll use you again like you have never conceived. The church and any members of the congregation embracing My call will move in the Power of My Holy Spirit, and bring great glory to God! The time of being pumped up is over. I am tired of your solemn assembly’s, I’m tired of your sacrifices…they’re not from the heart. Don’t miss what God is about to do. The time has come; I need you, and I love you…but if you ignore this trumpet call…if you say in your heart, “We will not listen,” I am going to take your anointing. You’re not going to have anything to say to anybody; you’re going to be dry. You are going into the desert…I will love you there, and I will keep you in My care, but you can’t go with Me, and I won’t go with you. Let My Holy Spirit open your heart, and say from the depths of your being, “God, once again, use Your church; use Your child. Now…not another time… tonight, let something in my heart respond to Your call.”
You cannot become My holy remnant without being willing to sacrifice your desire for anything and everything you own. Obedience is what characterizes the life of My child… obedience continually and unceasingly day and night. You are called to a life of obedience. Obedience is better than sacrifice; rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as evil as worshiping idols. [1 Sam 15:22,23]
God’s holy remnant is called to life of self-sacrifice and self-denial. “I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it is dropped into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains. If anyone would come after Me, he must sacrifice and deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. Whoever has no regard for his physical life here on Earth…has no possessive love for this world, neither cherishes the things this world has to offer, but willingly and voluntarily lays it all aside…as a result stores up for himself the treasure of an eternal life in Heaven. If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow me and cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying. Wherever I am, there will My servant also be. If anyone serves Me, My Father will honor him.” [Luke 9:23-24; 14:27; John 12:24-26]
You cannot have the Lord’s anointing and be part of His holy remnant if the life you are living out is: Not Thy will, but my will be done. You are doing the things you enjoy in this world, things that give you pleasure. And then you justify it by saying it is a platform that enables me to minister the Lord to others as the occasion arises. For some it is fishing and/or boating on the weekends. For others it is routinely playing golf; bowling in a league; playing tennis; engaged in a hobby; playing mindless video games; going to the gym; watching sports on television or going to sports events; working a job you enjoy, not because you need the money for the necessities of life; watching favorite television shows/movies; etc., etc., etc. If you are married, where is your family while you are engaged in these self-pleasing activities? If you have no marital commitments, why aren’t you wholly surrendered unto God, wholly given for the blessings and salvation of souls? Why aren’t you sold out for Christ as were the Lord’s disciples, who walked with Him each and every day and were with Him wherever He went? If the Lord called you into His Presence, to meet with Him face to face, and asked you, My child, what have you done this past week with the allotted time I have given you? Would you be embarrassed to tell Him how you have spent some of your time…a good portion of your time? Would you be able to say to Him Who sees even the secret most hidden things you do, and knows the deepest most hidden thoughts of your heart, I have faithfully inquired of Your Holy Spirit, and I have gone only where He has led me to go; I have been engaged in doing only what He has shown me to do to participate together with Him in His work. As Andrew Murray has said, Bearing fruit is not just a part of a Christian’s life; bearing fruit IS my life.
Abba Father…Time is the most precious gift You have given me. I don’t ever want to have to stand before You, Father, and be ashamed to tell You how I have spent any hour of my time. I don’t want to spend my time on my self-life…satisfying my self-interests, engaged in doing things having selfish motives, having a self-serving agenda, or to gain something for myself. I don’t want to spend my time engaged in doing any work that Your Holy Spirit is not engaged in doing. I don’t want to spend my time engaged in doing any work that Your Holy Spirit has not specifically called me to do to participate together with Him in His work. I don’t want to spend my time on anything that does not contribute to the physical and spiritual well-being of my family. I want to know there is an eternal purpose for what I am doing, that how I am spending my time has eternal value and eternal worth.
Friends, brothers and sisters…
- Arise My bride, and prepare to pray:
Pray to strengthen the backbone of the Church
Pray for the cleansing of the corruption in the Church. These are the days of the separation of the wheat from the chaff. I [John] baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come One Who is more powerful than I, Whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor, gathering His wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire. “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.” [Matt 3:11-12; Mal 4:1-2]
What were once Christian Denominations and churches have slipped into Apostasy, their visible leaders and scholars having rejected the Divine inspiration and Supreme Authority of Scripture. These leaders and scholars proclaim: Our theologians have thoroughly and diligently studied, and have thoroughly and diligently considered doctrine and human conduct, in the light of state of the art human wisdom, knowledge, and understanding as well as in Scripture, and as a result we therefore pronounce the following decrees:
- Sexual activity of a man with another man [or a woman with a woman] is not sin;
- Gay and Lesbian unions are true Christian marriage before God;
- Jesus Christ is only one of many ways to obtain God’s salvation;
- etc., etc., etc. in their self-proclaimed “supreme authority” on all matters of doctrine and precepts of human conduct.
But also in those days there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves. They will subtly and cleverly teach their destructive heresies about God, even denying the Sovereign Lord Who bought them. Theirs will be a swift and terrible end. Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of them, Christ and His true way will be slandered. In their greed they will make up clever lies and cunning arguments to get hold of your money. With eyes full of adultery, their lust is never satisfied. They make a game of beguiling and luring unstable people into sin. They train themselves to be greedy; they are doomed and cursed. But God condemned them long ago, and their eternal misery is on the way. [2 Peter 2:1-3, 14]
The One Whose eyes are like blazing fire has long since removed their lampstand from its place. They are no longer churches belonging to Jesus Christ. They are merely social gatherings worshiping an idol of their own fabrication and construction that they call “Jesus”…but not the Jesus revealed in God’s Holy Word.
Pray for a Great Harvest: And now, Lord God Almighty…bring rains to our drought-stricken lives, so that those who sow in tears, invoking the Lord of the Harvest, will reap with songs of Joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying bountiful sheaves from the harvest with him! [Ps 126:3-6]
- Arise My bride, and prepare for battle
- Arise My bride, and prepare to see My Face: Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. Beloved…The Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire. Since everything on the Earth will be destroyed in this way, you ought to live a holy and godly life as you look forward to the coming Day of the Lord! Everyone who has this hope purifies himself, just as He is pure. [Jesus…2 Peter 3:10-12; 1 John 3:3]
ENDURE TO THE END
Everyone who overcomes by means of their faith…I will give to eat some of the hidden manna of Heaven. I will also give you a white stone with a new name engraved on it, known only to the one who receives it.
Friends, brothers and sisters…
There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell. You must be a born-again child of God. I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom. I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]
If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”
He walks with me and He talks with me: