Brothers and sisters in Christ…
I have based my trust solely and wholly on the Lord. I have this certainty because one day a number of years ago [10 years ago?], I was fervently pleading with the Lord to lead me and guide me by His Holy Spirit in some course of action I was contemplating. I was in the habit of doing that over many years. But this time the Lord abruptly interrupted me, and spoke to me as clearly as someone talking to me face to face [although not in an audible voice that anyone near me would have heard], “Why are you pleading with Me to lead you and guide you by My Holy Spirit? Haven’t I been doing that? Am I like the unjust judge that you have to plead with Me? When I want you to do something different, I will tell you.” That is a quote!
A few days later, He again spoke to me, and assured me, “As long as your heart is pure, I won’t let you make a mistake. I will keep you from making a mistake” By “heart is pure” He meant that as long as I had no selfish motives, no self-serving agenda, nothing I wanted to gain for myself…He would prevent me from making a mistake in whatever particular thing I was planning to do in His service. From that point on…maybe 10 times over the ensuing years…whenever I brought something before Him and asked that He not allow me to make a mistake…He literally intervened in my life and stopped me from doing what I was intending to do a number of times. The other times when He did not stop me, my proceeding was not merely by default [because He didn’t stop me]. Every time…the confirmation that I was to proceed was an anointing upon me in what I was doing…and I knew it, I could sense it…I was wired in the Spirit!
During the past months, the Lord did not stop me from posting Pastor Dana’s dreams, even though they were not prophetic…not prophesy from God. I can only believe He had a reason for me to continue doing this…an element in these dreams that He wanted me to encourage my brothers and sisters to embrace. The message was not about our Nation. God was not going to save our Nation; He had already determined by Divine Decree to destroy our Nation…and for obvious good reason. I had written a number of times, “God’s determined purpose for our Nation to be destroyed has nothing to do with who ultimately wins the upcoming Presidential election. If our current President is re-elected, the self-destruction will play out more slowly as it has been doing all along, and if there is a new President, the self-destruction will be immediate and swift.”
I love my Country; I grew up here, and worked here, and enjoyed the freedoms we were given here. Even so…this Country is no longer the Country I grew up in. It has become something else…something totally different, strange and foreign to me. Even more…this Nation is not my home. Since October 17, 1981 I am no longer a citizen here; I am a resident alien. I was called out of darkness into His marvelous light; I was transferred out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light. I am a citizen of Heaven. I am no longer a citizen of this world, no longer under the jurisdiction of the law of this world, no longer subject to the law of sin and death. I am a citizen of Heaven, and I am under the jurisdiction of the law of my home in Heaven…the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus! I abide in the Holy of Holies, in the inaccessible Light of the Glory of my Father’s Presence. My home and my resting place is in the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered in the arms of my God and Father. This is my birth-right as a child of the Most High God! Hallelujah!
God’s purpose in His judgment upon our Nation is to awaken His Church. We are in the Last Days; time is moving very quickly, and we are drawing near! God is calling a holy remnant to Himself…to personal revival…a holy remnant of His children 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’s holy remnant is called to a life of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial…to walk along the path that Christ Jesus Personally walked and dedicated for us, and to follow in His footsteps as our forerunner. You cannot become part of 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]
Jesus said to His disciples, Are you able to drink from the bitter cup of suffering I am about to drink? Are you able to be baptized with the baptism of affliction I must be baptized with? Remember the words I spoke to you: No servant is greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed My teaching, they will obey yours also. [Mark 10:38; John 15:20]
Jesus said to His disciples, 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. [Luke 9:23-24; 14:27] You cannot become part of My holy remnant without being willing to sacrifice your desire for anything and everything you own.
This is where I stand. I believe God has been preparing us for such a time as this. He has been preparing us to minister to souls…to seek and to save those who are lost, to reach out to our lukewarm brothers and sisters, and call them back to the purpose for which they were created…to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship. Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. [2 Cor 6:14-7:1]
Pray for a Great Harvest. We are called to preach the gospel to everyone, everywhere; God will use His holy remnant to seek and to save the lost. There will be a great harvest of souls in these Last Days. Jesus said to them, “Go throughout the whole world and preach the good news of the Gospel to everyone, everywhere. With My authority, take this message of repentance to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: There is forgiveness of sins for all who turn to Me. [Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47]
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] Hallelujah!
Brothers and sisters in Christ…
This has been in the news over the past several weeks: SEVERE WINTER STORM CRIPPLES TEXAS; LIVE UPDATES: Historic winter storm slams Texas with record cold, icy roads. Ice has already started to form on bridges and roadways. An unusually harsh winter storm in Texas has left more than 4 million customers without power in the state amid dangerously low temperatures. Temperatures plunge below zero in some Texas towns as flights delayed, canceled. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday [2/13] that Texas “is facing a very dangerous winter storm” over the coming days that will “make movement virtually impossible.” He called the storm “unprecedented” in the state’s history. Texas reeling from extreme winter weather as another major storm heads east. Nearly half the state’s approximately 29 million residents have been advised to boil drinking water or stop using it. Texas Temperatures climb, power outages repaired but food and water shortages remain. Note: I have seen this in the news now a number of times: there are millions of Texans dealing with broken pipes in their plumbing system because they didn’t drain out the water before the freezing temperatures. There is a desperate cry, a desperate shortage, for plumbers and plumbing supplies state-wide. God alone knows for how long many people will be without running water before their pipes are repaired!
Perhaps Texas is just a forewarning of something worse yet to come, even Nationwide… I don’t know; I can’t answer that. Even so…This is where I continue to stand. I don’t know why God has been exhorting me to continually warn the brethren to be prepared with a supply of food and necessities…but I am not giving up my own provisions at this point in time. I am holding on, and I will wait and see what takes place. I do know this…Texas Christians who had heeded the warning and were prepared are thanking the Lord big time for the Lord’s provision for their families, and are even now ministering to friends and neighbors in this time of dire need!
And so I continue to encourage you…Make provision for the physical sustenance of your family and yourself [refer to https://preservechristianfamily.org/2017/02/26/brace-yourself-prepare/]. A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep on going, and suffer for it. [Proverbs 22:3]
The Lord always warns His holy remnant beforehand, so that they will always be prepared and never taken by surprise like the unbelievers and the lukewarm. Make provision for yourself and your family materially, spiritually, and emotionally NOW for what the Lord is warning will take place so as to not be overwhelmed by a severe scarcity of goods, and thereby spiral into debilitating emotional depression!
You need to be prepared and available as a minister of the Lord to a dying world: Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the Word of life. [Phil 2:14-16] We have been raised up by the Lord for such a time as this!
I still hold to these words: “Brace yourself, and tell others that I have warned them to brace themselves, for they are about to see even more shocking things. Ready or not, Nation, here it comes! Brace yourself on My Word and on My promises, and do not rely on your own strength. Do not stop bracing yourselves, and don’t look back; the storm will not pass until I, the Lord, stop the storm! Those who refuse to get ready will be wanting in the end.”
But if the watchman sees the danger coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people, and the sword comes and takes the life of even one of them, that one will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood. [Ezek 33:6]
Lord God Almighty, as Your watchman I have been solemnly fulfilling the responsibility You have given me in sounding the alarm to warn Your people; there will be no blood on my hands.
ETERNAL PURPOSE: RELATIONSHIP. Abba Father!
My beloved child…give Me your heart, and let your eyes keep to My ways. Listen, My son/daughter, and be wise; keep your heart on the right path. If your heart is wise, then My heart will be glad! **(your name)**, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to My words and do not let them out of your sight. Keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to your whole body. Above all else, My child, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life; it influences everything you do!
Do not store up for yourself treasures on Earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourself treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. So set your heart on the rich eternal treasures that are above, in the Heavenly realms, where Christ My Son is seated at My right hand. Set your mind and your thoughts on things of Heaven and the spiritual realm, and not on things of Earth and the physical realm. Do not love the world or the things it has to offer. In so doing, you show no real love for Me. For the things this world appeals to…your sinful desires, your desire to have everything you see, your foolish pride…do not come from Me but come from the world. The world and its desires will pass away, but the one who does My will shall live forever! So fix your eyes not on what is seen in the physical realm, but on what is unseen in the spiritual realm. What is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Precious child…I will dwell in you and walk with you, and I will be your God, and you will be My child. Walk away from the corruption and compromise of this world; separate yourself from these things. Don’t link up with those who will lead you into pollution, and I Myself will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be My son/daughter.
**________**, only My Holy Spirit can work in you a pure heart. And so I urge you to obey only the Holy Spirit’s instructions. He will place you where you are to be, lead you where you are to go, show you what you are to do to participate with Me in My work. He will give you the thoughts you are to think and to present, the words you are to speak or write. If only you would just give Him free reign, beloved child…then you won’t always be doing the wrong things your sin-enslaved human nature wants you to do.
Abba Father…Because of Your steadfast love for me, I know there is nothing You would ask of me…to be for You or to do for You, to learn of You or just, perhaps, to suffer because it is part of Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…that would be unreasonable, or too much to ask. And so, I need no longer be anxious… about anything…as I realize this: You know the plans You have for me…plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me a hope and a future. I am Your workmanship, created in Christ Jesus Your Son to do good works, which You Yourself have planned in advance for me to do.
And so, Father, in the Power of Your enabling grace, manifested and exercised in me through the Eternal Power of Your indwelling Holy Spirit…it no longer matters to me where You place me, or how…whether in serious perplexity, or in positions of great difficulty, or in circumstances of great pressure and trial. It no longer matters whether You place me at all, or when. It no longer matters where You lead me to go, or what You show me to do; what thoughts You give me to think and present, what words to speak or write. These things are rather for You to consider than for me. For in the easiest position, still, You must give me Your grace; and in the most difficult, Your grace is more than sufficient. It is enough for me knowing that You know why You place me where I am…whether to do, or to learn, or just, perhaps, to suffer. It no longer matters to me what I do or what I suffer. All that matters is that You keep my heart lovingly and joyfully joined with Your will.
Should You place me in serious perplexity, I know You will give me much guidance. Should You place me in positions of great difficulty, You will give me much grace; should You place me in circumstances of great pressure and trial, You will give me much strength. I have no fear that Your resources may prove to be unequal to the emergency… and Your resources are mine, for You are mine, and are with me, and dwell in me! Have You not promised, “I will never, never to leave you; I will never, ever forsake you… assuredly not!” I trust in You with an unwavering child-like trust, and depend upon You with an unreserved child-like dependence, that Your Holy Spirit will indeed lead me and guide me, showing me what to do and when, continually and unceasingly day and night! By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on the way they were to take, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
Abba Father…in the Power of Your enabling grace, I have set my heart to watch for You and wait before You, to look off unto You and listen for Your voice, with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation, for You to reveal to me Your plans, Your purposes, Your will, and a deeper revelation of Who You are…so I may then respond, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.
Blessed Holy Spirit…I freely lay my life on the altar of sacrifice, giving You free reign over the course and direction of my life on Earth. As such, I no longer have any possessions of my own; all that I have belongs to You. I have no plans of my own; I am here to do Your will. I have no privileges, no expectations, no rights, no honor; I am Your bond-servant. My time belongs entirely to You, I have no desires of my own heart, no purposes of my own for my life. You are Lord of my life, and I live wholly surrendered to Your plans, Your purposes, Your will. All of my motives, my attitudes, my dispositions are subservient to You. Blessed Jesus…I have no attractions to the people of this world, nor the things this world has to offer, that compete with my attraction to You. You are the choicest, most precious treasure of my heart. I have no affections for the people of this world, nor the things this world has to offer, that compete with my affections for You. I have reserved for You alone my sweetest, most tender affections. I am wholly Yours, and You are wholly mine…wholly surrendered unto God, wholly given for the blessing and salvation of souls.
Behold, I am coming quickly! My reward is with Me, and I will render to everyone according to what his work merits. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to enter through the gates into the city and eat the fruit from the Tree of Life. [Jesus…Rev 22:12-14, 2:7; John 10:7-9]
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.”