April 26, 2021

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

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.
Here is a Todd Starnes Video clip that is WELL WORTH watching: Pastor: “I Do Not Cooperate With Nazis.”  When government-sanctioned police officers armed with weapons showed up at the front door of a Canadian church, the pastor did what any freedom-loving Christian would do: he ordered them to leave the property.  “I do not cooperate with Gestapo,” said Artur Pawlowski, pastor of The Cave of Adullam in Canada.  “I do not talk to the Nazis.  You came in your uniforms like thugs.  That’s what you are…brownshirts of Adolf Hitler.  You are Nazi Gestapo Communist Fascists.”
We are watching a global attack against Christianity…an early step in plunging the United States into socialism.  You can watch the entire encounter below…and I encourage all Christians to do just that.  https://www.toddstarnes.com/values/pastor-i-do-not-cooperate-with-nazis/?fbclid=IwAR3V4aKzjiXkb9C8V95XdZSw7gsbj5gNU6SVKSxgwJGCWEVRS7WB7E_hdZ0

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]

The gift of eternal life in God’s Kingdom is a free gift; Heaven is a free gift.  It is not dependent on merit; it need not, and can not, be earned.  The free gift of eternal life is not an object, a thought, a theological concept, or a prayer.  The gift is a Person…Jesus the ChristThe Free gift of eternal life is an unconditional right offered to every soul to freely choose to receive as their own.  To all who received Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of Godchildren born of God! [John 1:12]

In our present times, the lives of the vast majority of Christians characterize anything and everything but a living union of oneness with God through spiritual birth…children born of God; born again.  There is no concept of Divine marriage, no concept of Sacred Covenant relationship!  Christ Jesus poured out His Own Precious Blood in payment of the price for our redemption, to purchase souls for God from every Tribe and Tongue and People and Nation.  The Father Himself did not spare His Own Son, but gave Him up for us all.  We, for our part, are taught to put a few small coins in God’s gumball machine…to say a little “salvation prayer”…turn the knob, and out comes our “eternal salvation!”  We take our prize home, tuck it safely away in a drawer to remind us every now and again that we have fulfilled our goal, and proceed to get on with the enjoyment of our life in this world.  And yes…we, of course, honor God with some tokens of our time, scheduling Him into our otherwise busy worldly lifestyle to appease our conscience.  Like school-children dutifully going about their homework even though all the while their hearts are outside playing, even so we dutifully render to God whatever minimal time is necessary to appease our conscience and satisfy our sense of duty.  Divine marriage?  Shallow!  Sacred Covenant relationship?  Superficial!  Jesus…our crown of glory?  It is missing!  God’s Love…so amazing, so Divine that it demands my soul, my life, my ALL?  There is only a small remnant of such souls as these.  God enable us by the Power of His Indwelling Holy Spirit to embrace His purposes and thereby be counted part of that remnant!

Abba Father…From the very beginning, from Eternity Past, You made provision for the redemption of the children of men and for the adoption of the children of men into Your Own Family, as Your Own children.  You made Eternal Provision for me… redemption through the Eternal Gift of Your Divine Son Jesus, and adoption through the Eternal Gift of Your Holy Spirit.

Every human being came into existence in the physical realm by birth.  My physical human life began at the moment of my conception.  The male human seed of my father has within itself the capacity to start a new life.  When it is planted in my mother’s womb, it has the potential to bring a new life into existence.  My father’s human seed in itself, however, lies dormant; it cannot bring forth a new life on its own.  Fertilization must take place through union with my mother’s female ovum.  At that moment in time when fertilization took place, a new, genetically unique cell, a genetically distinct living organism…a new human being…came into existence.
Then the process of growth began.  God the Father formed all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.  In the fullness of time, I was brought forth from my mother’s womb and born into the physical realm…a newborn baby!  This is what God has said in His written Word: I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.  Before you were born I chose you and set you apart for My Own purposes.  I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you… plans to give you a hope and a future. 

My spiritual life also began at the moment of conception.  The Divine seed of God the Father…the Word of God…has within itself the capacity to start a new life.  When it is planted in the heart of a human being, it has the potential to bring a new life into existence.  God’s Divine seed in itself, however, lies dormant; it cannot bring forth a new life on its own.  Fertilization must take place within my heart through the consent of my will.  I give the consent of my will when I make a solemn vow before God in giving myself to be the bride of Christ, receiving Jesus the Christ into my life in a spiritual marriage, promising to honor and obey Him as both Lord over my life and Savior of my soul.  The consent of my will takes place by my making a solemn vow before God.  That is the moment when fertilization takes place, at which time a new life is both conceived and born in me through the Power of the Holy Spirit: the Holy Spirit will sweep over you and the Power of the Most High will overshadow you.  A distinct and uniquely new life comes into existence.  I am born again, this time into the spiritual realmborn into the Family of God in the Kingdom of God.  I am now a child belonging to the Royal Family of God, through the new life conceived in me by the Holy Spirit!  I became a child of God by birth! God Himself is therefore my Father, and I bear His spiritual DNA in my soul!  I am literally a new creation…not in the physical realm, where I already exist…but in the spiritual realm, where prior to this I did not exist.

My spiritual birth is not a mental or a theological concept; it is as literal and real a new birth as was my physical birth.  A person is born into physical life through human parents, but is born into spiritual life in the Kingdom of God through Divine parents…by God the Father through the Power of the Holy Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

Christ Jesus was conceived in Mary His mother’s womb through the Power of the Holy Spirit when He planted a human seed in Mary’s womb by the consent of her will when she said to the angel, “May it be done unto me as you have said.”  Jesus, therefore, did not have a human Father; God Himself was His Father in the physical realm, just as it had been for all Eternity in the spiritual realm of the Triune Godhead in which Jesus is the Eternal Divine Son of God.
This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: the angel Gabriel went to Mary and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored!  The Lord is with you.  You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.”  “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”  Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will sweep over you and the Power of the Most High will overshadow you, causing you to conceive and give birth to a son.  Therefore, the holy Offspring which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God.”  “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered.  “May it be done unto me as you have said.”  Then the angel left her. [Matt 1:18; Luke 1:26-38]

Abba Father…My spiritual birth was just as real, just as literal, as was my physical birth.  Your Divine seed…the Word of God…was planted in my heart.  At that moment in time when by a conscious and deliberate act of my own free will I gave consent to Your Word planted in my heart…

  • by virtue of making a solemn vow before You, Father, in giving myself to become the bride of Christ Your Son,
  • receiving Jesus the Christ into my life in a divine spiritual marriage,
  • promising to honor and obey Him as both Lord over my life and Savior of my soul,
  • to be joined together with Him in a Sacred Covenant relationship, an eternal living union of oneness…

fertilization took place and a new life was conceived in me, by virtue of the Power of the Holy Spirit sweeping over me and overshadowing me, and I was actually and literally born into the Family of God.  God Himself is my Father; I am His child by birth and by Blood.

Abba Father…I bear Your DNA on my soul!  I am a literal and unique new-born creation…an entirely distinct and unique new life!  I am no longer the same person I formerly was…my previous moral and spiritual condition has passed away.  Behold, a fresh new life has begun.  I was born into the spiritual realm, where prior to this I did not exist.  Prior to this, I existed only in the physical realm…but now I have been born a second time…born again…this time into the spiritual realm.  Now I exist both in the physical realm and in the spiritual realm.

Abba Father…I am Your child by birth; I was born into Your Family.  My adoption was through birth, not through a judicial proceeding and legal documentation.  You did not adopt me into Your Family through legal means to then raise me as one’s own child.  You are not a foster father, who has merely taken me into Your Family to be my legal guardian.  I am not Your child merely by judicial decree proceeding from a court of law.  I am Your child by a literal and real birth; I was born again.  The Holy Spirit came upon me, and the Power of the Most High overshadowed me.  A new life was conceived; Lord God Almighty…You Yourself are my Father!  Just as when I was born into the physical realm I bear my human parent’s DNA, when I was born again…born a second time, born into the Family of God in the spiritual realm…I bear God my Father’s spiritual DNA.  I am literally a uniquely new creation; I am not the same person I was before.  What is born of the flesh through human parents is flesh, and what is born of the Holy Spirit through God is spirit.  The person I am now, newly born of the Spirit, is NOT the same person I was that was born of the flesh…merely re-born.  No…I was born again!  I am an entirely new creation…I have another Father, a second and different Father; God Himself is my Father!  I have another DNA, a spiritual DNA; I bear God my Father’s DNA!  Jesus Himself clearly stated, “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 or astonished at My saying You must be born again.” [John 3:3-7] 

Therefore beloved…no one conceived of God and born into God’s Family knowingly and deliberately, continually and habitually, practices sin, for God’s nature abides within me.  His principle of life, the Divine sperm, remains permanently within me; I cannot practice sinning, because I am born into new life…I am a born again child of God! [John 3:9]

We know beyond the shadow of any doubt that everyone born into God’s Family is thereby a regenerated individual and does not make a practice of committing sin.  How could I?  God my Father’s DNA is deep within me, making me who I am.  It’s not in the nature of the God-begotten to practice and parade sin. The Son of God carefully watches over and protects me…Christ’s indwelling Divine Presence preserves me against the evil one, and the Devil cannot lay hold of me. [1 John 5:16]
By this it is made clear who takes their nature from God and are His children, and who takes their nature from the devil and are his children: those who do not practice righteousness…those whose everyday manner of living does not conform to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action…are not children of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brothers and sisters in the Family of God. [1 John 3:9-10]

This does not imply, nor claim, sinless perfection…but represents the heart attitude of a child of God that I, so far as I know, have no unconfessed and unrepented sin in my life.  There is nothing I am consciously aware of that stands between myself and the Lord Jesus…a child of God yielded habitually to the Holy Spirit and living in close fellowship with my Lord as a faithful bride of Christ.

My beloved child, it is My desire that you pattern yourself after the likeness of My Son…blameless and pure, innocent and uncontaminated, a child of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and spiritually perverse generation, among whom you shine like a star in the universe! [Father God…Phil 2:14-15]

My beloved child…At that moment when you make a solemn vow before God to become the bride of Christ in a divine marriage,
[https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/],
you are joined inseparably together with My Divine Son Jesus in an eternal living union of oneness…flesh of His flesh and bone of His bones…through the regeneration wrought in you by the Holy Spirit.  It is Finished!  The Eternal Power of the Blood of Christ has guaranteed and secured your eternal union with Him as an accomplished and finished fact. [Father God…John 17:21-23]

**          **, this is the only way a soul can be born again…born into the Kingdom of God as a child of the Most High God, through the Power of the Holy Spirit.  Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to men by which you must be saved.  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will never experience eternal life, but will remain under God’s punishment.  My Divine Son Jesus has made it clearly known, “I am the way and the truth and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.  I am the Resurrection and the Life.  Anyone who believes in Me, though dying a physical death like everyone else, will rise again to an eternal life together with Me in Heaven.” [Acts 4:12; John 3:36, 14:6-7, 11:25-26]

Brothers and sisters in Christ, here is an excerpt from Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret: The Spirit of God reveals to me the truth of my oneness with Jesus.  How to get faith strengthened?  Not by striving after faith, but by resting on the Faithful One.  If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself. [2 Tim 2:13]  I look to Jesus, and see that He has said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” [Heb 13:5]  Ah…there is rest! I have striven in vain to rest in Him.  I will strive no more, for has not He promised to abide with me…never to leave me, never to forsake me?
As I thought of the vine and the branches, what light the Blessed Spirit poured direct into my soul!  How great seemed my mistake in wishing to get the sap…all of His fullness…out of Him and into my puny branch!  I saw not only that Jesus will never leave me, but that I am a member of His body…flesh of His flesh and bone of His bones.  The vine is not the root merely, but ALL…root, stem, branches, twigs, leaves, flowers, fruit.  And Jesus is not that alone…He is soil and sunshine, air and showers, and ten thousand times more than I have ever dreamed, wished for, or needed!  Oh, the joy of embracing this truth!
It is a wonderful thing to be really one with a risen and exalted Saviour, to be a member of Christ!  Think what that involves!  Can Christ be rich and I poor?  Can your right hand be rich and your left hand poor…or your head be well fed while your body starves?  Again, think of its bearing on prayer.  Could a bank clerk say to a customer, “It was only your hand, not you, that wrote that check; or, “I cannot pay this sum to your hand, but only to yourself?”  No longer can my prayers be discredited if offered in the name of Jesus (not for the sake of Jesus merely, but on the ground that I am His…His member), so long as I keep within the limits of Christ’s credit…a tolerably wide limit!  If I ask for anything unscriptural, or not in accordance with the will of God…Christ Himself could not, would not, do that!  But if I ask anything according to His will…I know that I shall have the petitions I desired of Him!  

Here is our new song…the song of the redeemed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8idr58JpxQ

Friends, brothers and sisters…

 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, and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

SOLEMN MARRIAGE VOWS TO BECOME THE SPIRITUAL BRIDE OF CHRIST

  • Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Divine Son in the Triune God, the Lamb of God Who came into this world to become the One only, all-sufficient, atoning sacrifice through His death on a cross and subsequent resurrection, thereby securing forgiveness for your sins and restoring your relationship with God that had been severed by sin?
  • Do you now solemnly vow before God to give yourself to be the bride of Christ, receiving Jesus the Christ into your life in a divine spiritual marriage, promising to honor and obey Him as both Lord over your life and Savior of your soul…
  • To be joined inseparably together with Him in a Sacred Covenant relationship…an eternal living union of oneness through the new life to be conceived in you by the Holy Spirit…
  • To have and to hold Him, above all others and above all else this world has to offer, as the choicest, most precious treasure of your heart…
  • To love and to cherish Him, above all others and above all else this world has to offer, reserving for Him alone your sweetest, most tender affections…
  • for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, all the days of your life, until death of this body brings you to be together with Him in Heaven for all eternity.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, If you are a born-again Christian, our God and Father has…

  • Protected your life and stayed the hand of death for such a time as this, to serve as an instrument of His Righteousness and a vessel for His Honor;
  • Preserved your body from physical disorders, diseases, and illnesses for such a time as this, to serve as His messenger, His ministering spirit, His watchman;
  • Prepared you for such a time as this with spiritual wisdom, knowledge, and understanding through the Power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and given you a word of testimony to His great Name and mighty Power in your heart;
  • Anointed you for such a time as this with the anointing of promise…if you have willingly paid the cost of an anointing.

Child of God…you can’t be part of My holy remnant without the anointing of promise.  You can not serve as My messenger, My ministering spirit, My watchman with boldness, freedom, and confidence, with spiritual power and authority, unless you have My anointing.  The anointing of promise is the full blessing of Pentecost…and it is only granted to those who hunger and thirst for it…to those who are wholly surrendered unto God, wholly given for the blessing and salvation of souls…to those who by faith abide in the Holy of Holies in the unclouded Presence of the Father.

Revelation 7:1-17

After this, the apocalyptic storms raging furiously throughout the heavens and Earth having finally subsided, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the Earth, holding back the four winds of the Earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.  Then I saw another…the Angel of Yahweh… coming up from the east…the Lord Jesus Christ Himself…having with Him the seal of the living God.  He called out in a loud voice filled with majesty and Power to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea, commanding them: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal of the living God (an extraordinary impartation of the gifts and powers of the Holy Spirit) on the foreheads of those who have consecrated themselves and remained pure from the adulterous and idolatrous defilements of this generation.  These have thereby especially distinguished themselves as the servants and extraordinary witnesses of our God, and are to be marked with a seal so that they may be readily identifiable by all mankind, and also (miraculously) protected and delivered from the wrath of God yet to come.”  Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: exactly 144,000 Israelites from all the tribes of Israel then living in the period of the judgment, who only then are brought to be confessors and praisers of God, while the most of their kindred continue in unbelief and rebellion:
From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben 12,000,
from the tribe of Gad 12,000,
from the tribe of Asher 12,000,
from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000,
from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000,
from the tribe of Simeon 12,000,
from the tribe of Levi 12,000,
from the tribe of Issachar 12,000,
from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000,
from the tribe of Joseph 12,000,
from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000.
After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the Throne and in front of the Lamb.  They were wearing white robes, attired now in the unspotted righteousness and faultless splendor imputed to the saints, and were holding palm branches in their hands as tokens of their inexpressible joy over their deliverance and salvation.  And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God, Who sits on the Throne, 
and to the Lamb!”

All the angels were standing around the Throne and around the elders and the four living creatures.  They fell down on their faces before the Throne and worshiped God, saying:
“Amen!  Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks 
and honor and power and strength be to our God 
for ever and ever!  Amen!”

Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes…who are they, and where did they come from?”  Perplexed, I answered, “Sir, you know.”  And he said, “These are the great harvest of penitent hearts subdued into submission to the Word and Sovereignty of God by the Rider of the white horsethey who have been suffering through and have come out of the great tribulation thus far in progress; though eternity’s higher glories embracing crowns and thrones had passed them by due to their preoccupation with this paltry and perishing world, they have then at last come to their senses and washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.  They have been saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. Therefore, ‘They are before the Throne of God and serve Him day and night in His Temple; and He Who sits on the Throne will spread His tent over them.  They shall abide forever under the pavilion of God in the very shadow of the Almighty, and they shall be His people, and He will be their God.  Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst.  The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.  For the Lamb at the center of the Throne will be their Shepherd; He will lead them to springs of Living Water.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'” [Revelation 7:1-17]  

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:
https://www.facebook.com/ToddStarnesFNC?fref=nf

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 itWe 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! 

Perhaps God is just 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.
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.  

BRACE YOURSELF

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.  

PREPARE YOURSELF

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
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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.

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