Brothers and sisters in Christ…
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, something strange and foreign to me.
Here is a current-day snapshot of life in the FSSA…the Fascist Socialist States of America. We are a Nation no longer under the rule and Authority of God, and as a result so horribly transformed from what our Founding Fathers envisioned and birthed. Presented below is what it looks like…utter chaos…when God has determined by His Own Divine Decree to destroy a Nation, as He has America. We need to be fully aware of what is taking place in our Nation in order to know how to be prepared as ministers of the Lord during these End Times. Here is what a Fascist Totalitarian Dictatorship looks like as it continues to unilaterally trample over, shred, and burn our very foundational Constitution, and every one of our constitutional rights:
- Article: Todd Starnes: Rep Maxine Waters Should Face Charges of Jury Tampering, Inciting Riot…as she urges Minnesota anti-police crowd to ‘stay on the street’ if Chauvin is acquitted in Floyd case. In a hate-filled fit of racial rage, she demanded, “Either find Derek Chauvin guilty…no matter the evidence…or we will burn down your cities.” That’s the implied threat. “Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores, and assaulted journalists to get ‘more confrontational’ is criminally irresponsible. Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters’ call for violence. The Radical Left don’t care if your towns are burning, if there’s violence in your streets, or if the police are too defunded to defend their communities. As long as the Left appeases their anti-America base, their job is done.” Maxine Waters is a known race agitator. She infamously called on her gang of criminal insurrectionists to get in the faces of Trump supporters and administration officials. She urged them to “absolutely harass them in grocery stores, parking lots and gas stations…everywhere you see them.” And in response to her urging…they did! https://www.toddstarnes.com/crime/starnes-maxine-waters-should-face-charges-of-jury-tampering-inciting-riot/?fbclid=IwAR1i9JdMHA6Bhez1Ayy_1QjvrOwobtf64dXPi7H7ZJlWj9mqJy7G_lDketM
- Video clip: Here is the continuing results of Rep Maxine Waters hate-filled call for violence, as she encourages her criminal insurrectionist supporters, “Either find Derek Chauvin guilty…no matter the evidence…or we will burn down your cities.” North Carolina police arrest 12 after American flag burned, stores vandalized in Daunte Wright protests. Charges included assault on law enforcement and failure to disperse. https://www.foxnews.com/us/north-carolina-police-arrest-12-daunte-wright-demonstrations
- Derek Chauvin trial: Pig’s head left at former home of defense witness. Police discovered blood on the home and a severed pig’s head on the front porch.
- Video clip: Victor Davis Hanson: There are 10 radical new rules that are changing America permanently. Americans privately fear these rules, while publicly appearing to accept them. There is an imbedded video clip in the article well worth watching; here is a link: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/radical-new-rules-changing-america-victor-davis-hanson
Brothers and sisters in Christ…
Let the Holy Spirit now continue our journey down into the depths of God…ever deeper, ever more intimate…as we meet with Him in the early hours of the morning well before dawn in our Trysting Place. A trysting place is an old English word designating a secret place where two lovers, in this case Jesus and I, agree to meet at a certain time, just to be alone together, just to commune.
The following Peaceable Fruit of Righteousness series is a 61 Day Daily Devotional, the second in a series of Daily Devotionals that will ultimately encompass a full year. [The first theme in the series of Daily Devotionals…Apple of My Eye…will be presented following the sixth theme]. It is not my work; it is the work of the Holy Spirit. As such, all the glory belongs to Him. He is the Master Who simply used me as His paint brush to create a beautiful landscape, with vibrant colors and intricate detail. It is meant to reflect the deep and intimate Personal relationship that God desires with each of His created souls. It is God our Father speaking Personally and intimately to you, His beloved child, and your response personally and intimately to Him.
When the goodness and loving-kindness of God our Savior toward Humankind appeared, He saved me…not because of any works of righteousness I had done, but because of His Own mercy. Miraculously, the moment I consciously chose to receive Him into my life, believing in His Name, He gave me the right to become a child of God! He washed away my sins through the regeneration wrought within… the cleansing bath of the new birth…and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, which He poured out so richly upon me through Jesus Christ our Savior. He removed the filthy rags of sin that clothed me, and bathed me in His precious, priceless blood! Cleansing me from all my sins, and from the guilt of my sins, He brought me to the Father, presenting me before Him. As I stood before the Father, washed in the Blood of the Lamb, cleansed, dressed in the white robes of Christ’s Own righteousness, accepted now in the Beloved, with ecstatic wonder I heard the Father say, “My child, this day I have adopted you into My family. Today I have become your Father; you are now and forevermore My son/daughter!”
Having now been justified by His grace, I have thereby become an heir having the sure hope of eternal life. And now I, along with all of God’s children…as with unveiled face because I continue to behold as in a mirror the Glory of my Lord…am constantly being transfigured into His very Own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another! By the Divine Power of the Holy Spirit given to abide in me, God has given me everything I need for living a godly life. I have received the peaceable fruit of righteousness by coming to know Christ the Son, the One Who called me to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence! And because of His glory and excellence, He has given me great and precious promises! These are the promises that enable me to participate in the Divine nature now dwelling within me, and thereby escape the world’s corruption caused by the desires that come from my sin-enslaved human nature.
Brethren…through our faith in Christ all true Christians who experience adoption as sons & daughters are permitted to address God with confidence in prayer as “Father,” and to regard ourselves as heirs of an Heavenly inheritance. My adoption into the Family of God has inseparably followed the judicial status of eternal righteousness before God conferred upon me, guaranteed and secured by the Blood of Jesus. The power to call God “Abba Father,” in this special and possessive sense, results from the inward testimony of the forgiveness of my sins given by the Holy Spirit. “Abba” is the Aramaic word for “father” used by Jesus to speak of His Own intimate relationship with God, a relationship that others may also enter into through faith. The idea of God’s intimate relationship to humanity is a distinct feature of Jesus’ teaching. God relates to believers as a father relates to his child. Some would translate Abba as “Daddy” to convey the close, personal meaning the word would have to a beloved child. That is God’s overriding message throughout Scripture.
No one born into this world is automatically God’s child…only those who are born again by a conscious and deliberate decision of their own free will can become children of God. Jesus made that very clear to Nicodemus [a Jewish Rabbi]: I tell you the truth, unless one is born again, he cannot be in God’s Kingdom. I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless he is 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. [John 3:3, 5-7]
Unless you are born again…born of the Holy Spirit…you cannot enter the Kingdom of God. A person is born physically of human parents, but is born spiritually of the Spirit. You can only be born again by acknowledging that Jesus is the Christ, the Divine Son of the Triune God [Father, Son, Holy Spirit], the sacrificial Lamb of God Who came into this world to become the one only, all-sufficient, atoning Sacrifice through His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection, thereby securing forgiveness for your sins and restoring your relationship with God that had been severed by your sins.
And believing the above is not enough either. A person must also receive Jesus the Christ into their life as both Lord over their life and Savior of their soul. That is done by making a solemn vow before God giving yourself to become the bride of Christ in a divine spiritual marriage: https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/. Apart from what I have explained above, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God…you cannot be in Heaven. And friend…there is only one other neighborhood available after the inevitable death of our physical body.
Beloved…I have loved you with an everlasting Love, and in love I created you for Myself. My Love for you is real, and if only you would just open your heart to embrace it, I will fill your soul to overflowing with all the fullness of God. [Triune God…Eph 3:14-19]
My Eternal Purpose for your existence is for you to be joined together with Me in a Sacred Covenant relationship…a deep and intimate personal relationship. This is the deepest desire of My heart. Your highest privilege as a soul created in My image and likeness is to enter into this relationship and become a child of the Most High God. [Triune God…Rom 8:14-16; John 17:20-24]
My beloved child, you have entirely fulfilled My purpose in creating you by coming away with Me to our trysting place faithfully every day, where we can just be alone to commune together. The most intense desire of My heart is that you would look forward with an unclouded child-like carefree joy to spending this time together with Me. [Father God…Ps 16:11; Luke 10:38-42]
Abba Father, I look forward with a joyful expectation, an excited anticipation, to those early morning hours well before dawn when we can just meet at our trysting place to be alone together, just to commune. It is my most treasured time of day. Whom have I in Heaven but You, Father? And Earth has nothing I desire besides You.
Blessed Jesus, here is the song of our trysting place that fills my heart and floods my soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZGa_GQR_PQ
Beloved…May the Eternal Lord bless you and keep you in His watchful care; may the Lord make His face shine upon you and pour out His loving-kindness and mercy upon you; may the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace and a tranquil heart.
The revelation of Jesus Christ…the unveiling of the Person of Jesus Christ as He will be seen at that awe-filled time when He shall come down from Heaven, as He was once seen going up into Heaven, this time clothed in all of His Majesty and Glory and Power, to assume His role and to begin His reign on Earth as the King of kings and the Lord of lords…which role and reign God the Father gave Him in covenant as the crowning reward of His mediatorial work, perfected by His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection. His purpose for unveiling Himself is to show His servants beforehand what must soon take place during the forthcoming administration of His role and reign on Earth, so that they may make proper and diligent preparations for His imminent return and for their invitation to the marriage supper of the Lamb. He made it known…His role and reign that is to soon begin…by sending His angel to His servant John, who testifies to everything he saw…that is, testified to by that same beloved apostle who had always so powerfully attested the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near!
John, to the seven selected churches, which are in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from the Triune God…from Him Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, and from the seven spirits before His Throne, and from Jesus Christ, Who is the Faithful Witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the Earth. To Him Who loves us, and has freed us from our sins by His Own Blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father…to Him be Glory and Power for ever and ever! Amen!
Look! He is coming with the clouds in all of His Majesty and Glory, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the Earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be! Even so, come, Lord Jesus; come quickly! Amen!
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come back again, the Almighty.”
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance in our waiting before the Lord that are ours in Christ Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of my witness to the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. On the Lord’s Day, I was caught up in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, riveting my attention, which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”
I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, representing all the individual church congregations in their entirety with each and every one of their members, throughout all ages and in all places, and present among the lampstands was someone “like a Son of Man,”… Christ Himself, arrayed in the character of His human nature…dressed in a royal robe reaching down to His feet and with a golden sash befitting His celestial majesty around His chest, having come forth as Priest, as Lord, as Judge, to pronounce judgment upon the lampstands (as well as upon each and every one of their members) which He attends. His head and hair were a crown of glory and sublime beauty…white like wool, as white as snow…and His eyes were like blazing fire, penetrating the very depths, the deepest most hidden secrets, of a persons soul and spirit! His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, insufferably brilliant with holiness and purity, and His voice was majestic and powerful, like the thunderous sound of rushing waters! In His right hand He held seven stars, each starry jewel the minister He Himself placed in charge of these seven churches, and out of His mouth came a sharp double-edged sword…quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow! His face was as a blazing light…like the sun shining in all its brilliance!
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead! Then He placed His right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the ETERNAL ONE, the First and the Last. I am the Living One, having self-existant Life within Myself, and the fountain and source of life to all others. I was dead, as a necessary consequence in My mediatorial work on behalf of mankind, and behold I am alive for ever and ever, for I am the Resurrection and the Life! And I hold the keys of death…Master over its power to hold the body in its unrelenting grip…and I hold the keys of Hades…Master over its power to likewise hold the soul until the Judgment Day. Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now, and what will take place later. The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in My right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, the pastors whom I have personally chosen as My representatives, guardians and stewards and have placed in charge of these churches, representing each one of My pastors of every individual congregation throughout all ages and in all places. The seven lampstands are the seven churches, representing all My individual church congregations in their entirety throughout all ages and in all places, each of whose members are ever to be becoming blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which to shine like stars in the universe as they hold out My Word of Life!” [Revelation 1:1-20]
Brothers and sisters in Christ…
Here are several video clips…among many…that illustrate and bring into stark reality the ongoing destruction of the America we once knew. You really should take time to watch these video clips, so as to have a clear understanding where we are heading at warp speed as a Nation…as a preparation for ministry to a lost and dying world:
- Video clip: The global trace-and-track regime: The Biden administration’s vaccine passport scheme is just the teeny-tiny tip of a massive privacy invasion iceberg. This week, snoozing Americans finally woke up to the Biden vaccine passport plan and the New York vaccine verification program known as the “Excelsior Pass.” But these credentialing systems have been in the works for years among U.S. and global health agencies. The Vaccination Credential Initiative is a joint endeavor of the feds, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, the Mayo Clinic, electronic medical records giant Epic, Big Pharma CEOs and globalist nonprofit entities all coordinated by the military-industrial powerhouse MITRE corporation. These public-private partnerships between tech companies and Surveillance States obliterate any meaningful distinction between “free market” initiatives and government directives. Big tech, big health and big government all work seamlessly to ensure the success of the global trace-and-track regime. There is no freedom to choose in a climate of collusion and a culture of conformity. The conspiracy is real. https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/michelle-malkin/2021/03/31/the-global-trace-and-track-regime
- Video clip: Tucker Carlson: ‘I’m infuriated by the lying’ about Biden’s so called ‘infrastructure bill.’ Inflation is becoming a monstrous ‘huge deal’ but no one in media talks about it. This is most assuredly not an infrastructure bill. It is a Green Energy, Green New Deal, and Reparations bill. If you want a reparations bill, if you want a Green New Deal, just say so and let’s have the debate, but don’t call it an infrastructure bill because it’s not. It has very little… almost nothing…to do with infrastructure.
The second point I would make is like, at what point do we actually destroy the economy for good by spending money that we print from the Federal Reserve? Hyperinflation…we already have it. Look at the prices of commodities and cryptocurrency, look at the prices of building materials, oil, real estate prices. Asset prices, hard, tangible asset prices are skyrocketing. It’s called inflation and makes it much harder for the average person to live in this country, to afford to eat, or live somewhere.
- Video clip: Shaun Hannity: The Biden administration is waging ‘all-out assault’ on American principles; it is intentional on their part to destroy this Nation, and thereby usher in the “Great Reset.” https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sean-hannity-biden-administration-waging-all-out-assault-on-american-principles
God’s Divine Decree to destroy our Nation…to abandon America because we first abandoned Him 58 years ago when our Supreme Court banned prayer in our public schools, and then continued to do so exponentially on an on-going basis continually since then…is already an accomplished and finished fact. Our Nation was founded as a Constitutional Republic under God; we are now a Fascist Totalitarian Dictatorship. What you see above is what a Fascist Dictatorship looks like; no different than Nazi Germany.
Brothers and sisters in Christ…
“Mystery Babylon” in the Book of Revelation is America, and the prophesy written by John is the utter destruction of America. We are the End Times Nation, the 7th and last of the great world powers throughout history that God has determined to utterly destroy. Six have already been destroyed: Greece, Persia, Babylon, Assyria, Egypt, and Rome. The destruction of America will now usher in the Great Tribulation and the Anti-christ. America has stood in the way of the Anti-christ, and now God, by His Own Divine Decree, has removed and destroyed our Nation…for obvious good reason…and to usher in the End Times of Biblical prophecy.
Once a great and respected Christian Nation, God has made us the laughingstock of the world. This is what the Sovereign Lord said to Moses concerning the Israelites, and our Nation’s founding fathers warned it would apply to America as well:If you disobey the Lord your God and do not faithfully keep all His commands and laws that I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you in accordance with God’s solemn resolve to punish you as you deserve for disobeying Him.
Cursed shall you be in the city and
cursed shall you be in the field.
Cursed shall you be when you come in and
cursed shall you be when you go out.
The Lord will send upon you curses…calamitous events such as fires, floods, earthquakes, or pestilence that happen suddenly with a huge loss of life.
He will bring confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking Him. [Deut 15-16, 19-20]
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. [1 Cor 10:11; Rom 15:4] For the time has arrived for judgment, and it must begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not respect or believe or obey the Gospel of God? Since judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News! If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners? Behold, since the uncompromisingly righteous are rewarded on Earth, one can be certain that the wicked and the sinner will also receive what they deserve. [1 Peter 4:17-18; Prov 11:31]
See, I am beginning to bring disaster on the city that bears My Name; why, then, would you think you will escape punishment? You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword upon all the inhabitants of the Earth, declares the Lord Almighty. Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them:
The Lord will roar from on high; He will thunder from His holy dwelling and roar mightily against His land. He will shout like those who tread the grapes, shout against all who live on the Earth. The tumult will resound to the ends of the Earth, for the Lord will bring charges against the nations; He will bring judgment on all mankind and put the wicked to the sword, declares the Lord. This is what the Lord Almighty says: Look! Disaster is spreading from nation to nation; a mighty storm is rising from the ends of the Earth. [Jer 25:29-32]
This is what the Most Holy, Most High, Triune God declares:
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. So, beloved, since you are expecting these things to happen, be eager to be found by Him at His coming living a pure and blameless life and at peace…in serene confidence, free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts. Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked persons. I don’t want you to lose your own secure footing. But grow in the special favor and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as He Who called you is Holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am Holy.” [2 Peter 3:3-4, 10-12, 14, 17; 1 John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:14-16; Ezek 12:22-23]
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him. [Matt 24:36-39, 42-44]
“Behold”, says the Lord Jesus in His last warning for the last opportunity offered to mankind to be among His redeemed, “I come for the last time like a thief in the night to gather those who would be among the elect! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, in watchfulness, prayer and readiness for the summons when it comes, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed, eternally without remedy.”
Here is a quote uttered in 1935 by Huey Long, an economic populist in the Roosevelt Administration, that was unknowingly prophetic: “If the United States ever ends up with a Fascist government, we will have it under the guise of anti-fascism.” Brothers and sisters in Christ…on January 7, 2021, that prophetic word was fulfilled. We now have a Fascist government! We are now the Autonomous Socialist States of America…The ASSA. We are no longer a Constitutional Republic; we are now a Fascist Dictatorship…just as our Nation’s Founding Fathers warned would be the case if ever we abandoned God. Our Nation will never be a Constitutional Republic again; we will never have a Constitutional President again. The Socialist, Authoritarian regime now has control over all 3 branches of our Government. Here is a link to Todd Starnes Facebook page, where you will find articles posted every day bearing witness to our Fascist Totalitarian Dictatorship:
Make no mistake about it…God Himself has Personally judged our Nation with utter destruction, by His Own Divine Decree. Man did not do this; God didn’t just allow this to happen, He determined it to happen. Just as He did not allow Sodom and Gomorrah to be destroyed, or allow the world to be destroyed by a Great Flood…He Personally caused it. We are plunging into a deep and very dark abyss in American history, at warp speed! A new Democrat reign of terror is upon us, utterly obliterating our Constitutional Republic, free speech, free press, political playing field, and our personal liberty!
The finality of God’s judgment is confirmed every day in the news. Here are 3 chilling articles that puts this stark reality into a sobering, irreversible perspective:
- The Biden administration will very quickly grant the right to vote to 20+ million illegal aliens in this country, thereby perpetuating their power and control…until the Lord Jesus returns. Even now as I write, Joe Biden has introduced legislation that now legalizes these illegal aliens. Mark my words, folks. Republicans will NEVER again win another National election. January 7, 2021, marks that infamous day when our once great Constitutional Republic officially became a Totalitarian Dictatorship.
- Video clip: Tucker Carlson: Migrant surge will ‘change the country forever.’ Biden’s immigration actions are an all-out attempt to forever change election outcomes. Democrats are intentionally importing illegal aliens to expand their voting base. https://www.foxnews.com/media/tucker-carlson-border-situation-country-forever
- Video clip: Tucker Carlson: Every House Democrat signs on to sweeping HR 1 bill now before Congress. It will legalize going forward all the outright, blatant, in-your-face fraudulent procedures used by the Democrats to hijack our Nation in the 2020 presidential elections. HR. 1 is a “Federal government takeover” designed to guarantee we will never have a Constitutional President again. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/every-house-democrat-signs-on-to-hr1
- The EQUALITY ACT has now been brought before Congress, and has already been passed by the House of Representatives. “We are expecting the Equality Act, if it passes the Senate [which it will, because the Democrats control all 3 branches of our Government], will be used to bludgeon religious liberty in this country in ways undreamt of by most Christians.” The utter destruction to First Amendment liberty by these sexual radicals is going to be horrifying beyond measure. “The Democratic Party, run by secular progressives in this country, are in love with the sexual revolution…and they are openly hostile to religious liberty…because, according to Romans 1, these are folks who hate God and hate His created order. So, anything that is in open rebellion to that created order…such as homosexual activity, the destruction of gender norms, which are clearly rooted in biology…anything like that which is representative of the way God has created mankind is going to be in their crosshairs.”
Here is a chilling article from the Heritage Foundation that puts this stark reality into sobering perspective, that you really need to read, to understand the magnitude of the persecution of Christians and Christian churches that Satan is going to unleash in these End Times days: https://www.heritage.org/gender/heritage-explains/the-equality-act
This also has been in the news in the recent past: SEVERE WINTER STORM CRIPPLES TEXAS; LIVE UPDATES: Historic winter storm slams Texas with record cold, icy roads, “unprecedented” in the state’s history. 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…weeks, even months…many people will be without running water before their pipes are repaired!
And now in recent news, “Colorado activates National Guard as ‘blockbuster blizzard’ expected to bury state with snow. Major winter storm to impact Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota, as well.
Perhaps Texas, and now Colorado, 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 their 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!
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.
Morning by morning He dispenses His justice, and every new day He does not fail. Woe to the city of oppressors, rebellious and defiled! She obeys no one; she accepts no correction! She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God. Its leaders are like roaring lions hunting for their victims. Its judges are like ravenous wolves at evening time, who by dawn have left no trace of their prey. Her prophets are arrogant liars seeking their own gain; they are treacherous men. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law. Even so, the Lord within her is righteous; He does no wrong. Yet the wicked, without conscience and without shame, persist in doing evil. I, the Lord, have wiped out many nations, devastating their fortress walls and towers. Their streets are now deserted; their cities lie in silent ruin. There are no survivors…none at all. I thought, Surely they will have reverence for Me now! Surely they will listen to My warnings and accept My discipline and correction. Then I won’t need to strike again, destroying their homes nor visit all my punishments upon her. But no, they get up early to continue their evil deeds!
Therefore earnestly wait for Me, says the Lord, for the day when I rise up to the attack as accuser and judge! For My decision and determination and right it is to gather the nations together, to assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them My indignation, even all the heat of My fierce anger; for in that day all the Earth shall be consumed with the fire of My jealous anger! [Zeph 3:1-8]
Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate: How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge? If only you would turn and repent and give heed to my reproof, behold, I will pour out My Spirit upon you, I will make My words known to you. I called you so often, but you wouldn’t come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention. You ignored My advice, rejected the correction I offered, and would accept none of My reproof.
Therefore I will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when the thing comes that shall cause you terror and panic…when your panic comes as a storm and desolation and calamity comes on as a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. When you cry for help, I will not answer. Though you anxiously search for Me, you will not find Me. Because you hated knowledge and did not choose the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord. You rejected My advice and counsel, and despised all My reproof. Therefore you shall eat of the fruit of your own way and be satiated with your own devices. For simpletons turn away from Me…even unto their death. Fools are destroyed by their own self-confident complacency. But all who listen to Me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm. [Prov 1:20-33]
We have conveniently chosen to ignore the lessons of God’s judgment of destruction on every great empire throughout history…Greece, Persia, Babylon, Assyria, Egypt, Rome…and now in our present day we have totally forgotten the lessons God has been trying to teach America over the years. Our godlessness has only and continually escalated through the years; we’ve sinned far worse than our ancestors EVER did! We are far more wicked than they EVER were! God has therefore determined by His Own Divine decree to destroy our Nation….and for obvious good reason! Brothers and sisters…IT IS FINISHED!
Beloved…I still hold to these words of warning from the Holy Spirit:
“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.”
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…63 million unborn children slaughtered in cold-blooded murder…and conceal her guilt. They will be brought out for all to see. [Isa 26:20-21] How long, Sovereign Lord, Holy and True, until you judge the inhabitants of the Earth and avenge our blood? [Rev 6:10]
We are encouraged, though, to keep our own integrity in times of common apostasy, that, if we do so, we shall be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.
We are in the Last Days; time is moving very quickly, and we are drawing near! And so, my brothers and sisters, first of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ He promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of Creation.”
Son of man, you’ve heard that proverb they quote in Israel: Time passes, and prophecies come to nothing. Tell the people, This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will put an end to this proverb, and you will soon stop quoting it. Now give them this new proverb to replace the old one: The time has come for every prophecy of Mine to be fulfilled! [2 Peter 3:3-4, 10-12, 14, 17; 1 John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:14-16; Ezek 12:22-23]
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 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]
Wherefore brethren, having now boldness to enter into the Holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by the way which He dedicated for us…a new and living way to God through the veil, that is to say, through the veil of His flesh…let us then without further hesitation or delay draw nigh in fullness of faith; here let us continually abide in the fullness of faith. [Heb 10:19-20, 22] Those who abide in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. [PS 91:1]
Friends, brothers and sisters, this is our Lord’s exhortation…
Arise My bride, and prepare to pray:
- Pray to strengthen the backbone of the Church. The current ongoing persecution of the Church and of Christians is going to escalate exponentially; it is going to get MUCH WORSE.
- Pray for the cleansing of the corruption in the Church. God is going to expose and purge corruption within His Church, and separate the wheat from the chaff…separate His True church from the apostate churches that no longer belong to Him. He is going to expose false prophets and teachers, and wolves dressed in sheep clothing pretending to be shepherds.
These are the days of the separation of the wheat from the chaff. But also in those days there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves. They preach prosperity, wealth, and health; good times, and all is well. From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of My people as though it were not serious. “Peace, peace,” they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush! 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.
The word of the Lord came to me: Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: Hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing! Your prophets, O Israel, are like jackals among ruins. You have not gone up to the breaks in the wall to repair it for the house of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the Day of the Lord. Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, “The Lord declares,” when the Lord has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled. Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, “The Lord declares,” though I have not spoken? Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because of your false words and lying visions, I am against you, declares the Sovereign Lord. My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. [Jer 6:13-15; 2 Peter 2:1-3, 14; Ezek 13:1-9]
- Pray for a Great Harvest. It is a call to preach the gospel to everyone, everywhere. 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]
Arise My bride, and prepare for battle
There is going to be severe Satanic, demonic attacks against God’s holy remnant of committed, uncompromising, steadfast Christians, pastors, and leaders [not the lukewarm], and against marriages, families, and children. There is going to be severe attacks and intense persecution coming from pretending “Christians” within the church, against pastors who preach the uncompromised Word of God. For the time is coming when people will not tolerate sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching for something self-pleasing and gratifying, they will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. [2 Tim 4:3-5]
At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. [Matt 24:10-14]
Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short. [Rev 12:12]
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.
Then the angel said to me, “Write this down: Blessed are those summoned to the marriage banquet of the Lamb…all true believers who are members of His Universal Church. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with Power and great Glory. And He will send His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect… God’s holy people…from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” And he said to me further, “These are the True Words of God.” [Rev 19:9]
Blessed Jesus…I rejoice and shout triumphantly for joy! I celebrate and ascribe to You glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb draws near, and Your bride, the Universal Church and each of her members, has been preparing herself and has made herself ready! [Rev 19:7] Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! For our Lord God, Sovereign All-Ruler, reigns! Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him Glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. The finest linen, dazzling and white, was given her to wear. Then the angel said to me, “Write: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage banquet of the Lamb!” [John…Rev 19:6-9; Luke 14:15-23]
The washing of one’s robes and the keeping of one’s garments relates to this very attitude and habit of looking for the return of Christ as an imminent event. Brethren, as you hope to walk those golden streets, and eat of those immortal fruits, see to it that you have your garments clean and your loins girded about like unto men waiting for their Lord. [Seiss…Rev 21:9-22:5]
Then the king said to his servants, “The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.” So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding garment. “Friend,” he asked, “How did you come in here without putting on the appropriate wedding garment?” The man was speechless. Then the king told the attendants, “Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are invited and summoned, but few are chosen.” [Matt 22:8-14]
ENDURE TO THE END
I am coming quickly. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will deprive you of your crown. Everyone who overcomes by means of their faith…I will make a pillar in the Sanctuary of My God. Never again will you leave it. I will write on you the name of My God and you will be a citizen in the city of My God…the new Jerusalem…which will come down out of Heaven from My God; I will also write on you My Own new name.
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.”