June 27, 2022

PRAYER JOURNEY
Reflections: Day Twenty

If you try to live a spiritual life in the power of your flesh…through reliance upon your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts and in your own strength, according to your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding…you will surely die spiritually.  Just as a baby cannot provide for its physical life, neither can you provide for your spiritual life. [Father God…John 15:4-5; Day 202]

D] ETERNAL PROMISE: MY PROMISED REST
      Embracing God’s Promised Rest III

My beloved child…are you sorely troubled and vexed by various pressures, trials and afflictions that worry and weary a human soul?  You must follow the example of Christ My Son and go into the Garden, there to walk along the same Path that He walked…the Path of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial, death to sin and death to self.  Only the Power of My Holy Spirit will enable you to walk along that Path, and enter through the Gate that bears on its header the inscription THY WILL BE DONE…The Gate that opens into the Heavenly Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies.  The power of your flesh is hopelessly helpless to do so; there is no way it would even want to!  My Spirit alone works in you both to will and to do.  **your name**, if only you would enter into My promised rest and abide there, your soul need never remain vexed.

Whenever an adversity touches your life, the first thing you need to acknowledge, and embrace in your heart, is that it comes from My loving hand.  Nothing can touch your life apart from My having either Personally allowed it to happen, or having caused it to do so…and all for My Own good purpose.  When I allow an adversity to touch your life, it is because I have a special blessing laid aside for you I want you to have…a blessing that can only be appropriated by your patiently enduring the particular adversity I have allowed to touch your life.  I assure you…My blessings that come through suffering are the richest of rewards your faith can win!

Have you considered My Divine Son Jesus?  Although He was a Son, in the character of His human nature He learned obedience from what He suffered and, once made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him.  In bringing My many children into their glorious inheritance, it was appropriate for Me…for Whom and through Whom all Creation exists…to make My Divine Son Jesus, the Leader of your salvation, perfect through suffering.

In the Garden that night, Christ My Son was filled with terror and shuddering awe, “My soul is crushed with anguish and dread to the point of death.”  He asked, “Abba, Father, everything is possible for You.  If it is possible, within the framework of Your plans, Your purposes, Your will, may this cup of suffering be taken from Me.”  My Divine Son Jesus was tempted by Satan to desire His Own will rather than the will of God in that which He was to suffer.  He won the victory over Himself in the Garden that night, setting an example for you to follow, saying, “Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, then not My will, but Thy will be done.”

My beloved child, you need to embrace the mind-set of My Divine Son Jesus…for the joy that was set before Him, He endured the cross, heedless of its shame.  The joy that was set before Him was the great and special blessing that I had laid aside for Him, that He could only appropriate as His Own by patiently enduring the adversity that I allowed…the suffering of the cross.  For the joy set before Him…the joy of seeing sinners saved; the joy of reconciling sinners back to God; the joy of restoring your relationship with God that had been severed by sin; the joy of repairing that shattered mirror of the Almighty you were meant to beJesus willingly endured the cross on your behalf with a joyful acceptance of My will, heedless of its shame.

His joy was not in the anguish and suffering He was to endure, as if it were something pleasant to Him.  No…My Son Jesus accepted the cross, even welcoming it, as the necessary and only means through which He could appropriate the wonderful and eternal blessings I had set aside for Him. His joy was a joyful expectation, an excited anticipation, in the blessings that were to be His…and with His heart fixed on those blessings, He patiently endured the adversity necessary to appropriate those blessings… the cross, heedless of its shame.  My Son Jesus said in His heart: Father, if it is not possible for this cup of suffering to pass from Me unless I drink it…if this cup of suffering is the only means through which I can appropriate the blessings You have laid aside for Me…then not My will, but Your will be done. I will gladly accept the suffering of the cross I must endure, heedless of its shame.  My child, let this same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus My Son.  For the joy of the special blessings I have laid aside and desire for you to have, set your heart to patiently endure the suffering of the necessary afflictions I have allowed, heedless of their vexation.

**your name**, listen to the exhortation of My Son Jesus: “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.  For whoever wants to save his life for himself and his own interests will lose it, but whoever loses his self-life for My sake will save it.  Anyone who does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple.”  Therefore, beloved, since Christ My Son has suffered in the flesh, arm yourself also with the same purpose, because whoever has suffered in the flesh has turned his back on sin, and no longer has any desire to keep on sinning. From now on, then, you must live the rest of your Earthly life controlled by My will and not by human desires.

My child…don’t become discouraged and lose heart!  For your light and momentary troubles during this life are achieving for you an eternal glory beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!  Since you are My child, then you are also an heir…an heir of God and co-heir with Christ My Son, if indeed you share in His sufferings in order that you may also share in His glory.  I assure you…your present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in you!

So do not be afraid, for I am with you.  Do not be distressed or dismayed, for I am your Father and your God.  I will strengthen you; I will help you.  I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.  Beloved…because you have set your love upon Me, therefore I will deliver you.  I will set you on high, because you trust in My name.  When you call upon Me, I will answer you. I will be with you in trouble; I will rescue you and honor you.  I will reward you with long life and show you My salvation.

Abba Father…I understand. For the joy of the great and special blessings You have reserved for me and are to be mine, that can only be appropriated by my patiently enduring the particular adversities You have allowed to touch my life, I willingly and gladly bear the suffering of my cross, heedless of its vexation.  I want to know Jesus, ever more deeply, ever more intimately.  I want to know Him in the Power of His resurrection and in the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed ever more deeply into the likeness of His death…death to sin and death to self…in order that I may thereby attain, more and more, to the Power of His resurrection life out from the dead…the power to walk through each and every day as more than a conqueror, and with overwhelming victory!  Hallelujah!

40 DAY PRAYER JOURNEY

Wednesday, June 8th, was the launch date of our 40 Day Prayer Journey:
https://preservechristianfamily.org/category/prayer-journey/
What is it that you are asking the Lord to do for you?  What are the specific blessings you are praying for?

Personal revival.  Revival begins in one’s own heart.  The prayer journey is a consecration of my heart to God, pleading with Him to bring revival, and to begin with me:

  • Longing for God…an ever deeper, more intimate, personal relationship with Him.
  • Hunger and thirst for personal holiness in my heart, manifested in living out my everyday life.
  • Seeking to keep on being continually filled with the Holy Spirit.

This is the entire focus for the prayer journey over these forty days.  It is intensely personal in nature, a heart-cry to God to touch my life by His Spirit, and work a deep change in me.  You may have this blessed assurance: you will never be the same again!

The hour in worship and prayer each day is not a time for intercession  for family members, friends, co-workers, or church family.  Do that at another time.  If you get lost in intercession for others during this hour of prayer, you will have lost the reason for, and purpose of, this prayer journey.  My heart longs to be inflamed with yearning for God alone…to pour out my soul, my life, my all for Him!

Preparation: Following is an example of a format for the daily hour of prayer during the Prayer Journey, to provide guidance on how a participant might effectively approach it.  The prayer journey is so intensely personal, however, that within this framework each individual will need to give the Holy Spirit free reign to lead and guide you in the way He alone knows is best for you.  

SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

Heart preparation: Longing For God [link] and 
My House Shall Be Called A House of Prayer Video:
https://vimeo.com/132887856/
Link: Everything marked [link] go to: https://preservechristianfamily.org/category/prayer-journey/

A]        15 min            Worship and Praise: [Ps 100]

  • First, before all else: Begin with a Worship & Praise song [link]
  • Worship Your Majesty [link]
  • Worship Scriptures: Psalms; other Scriptures.

B]        30 min            Personal Holiness: [Mt 5:6, 8; Heb 12:14]

  • Purity and holiness [2 Cor 7:1; Mt 5:48]; Purity [link] 
  • Confession of sin and repentance: [1 John 1:9]; Repentance [link]
    * visible physical life
     [Mt 5:14-16]
    * unseen physical life [Ps 139:1-12]
    * hidden life in my heart [Mt 5:21-22, 27-28]
    *Spiritual realm [Heb 3:7-4:11]
  • Blood of Christ [link]
  • Bride of Christ [link]

C]        15 min      Outpouring of the Holy Spirit: [Eph 5:18; Acts 1:8, 12-14]

  • Counseling and Encouragement:
    Michael:
     mihkail43@comcast.net

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Brothers and sisters in Christ…

My beloved child…I exercise My Sovereignty perfectly over all Creation.  Remember the former things, those of long ago.  I am God, and there is none other; I am God, and there is none like Me.  From the very beginning I had made known the future, and told you beforehand what is yet to come, saying, “My purposes will stand, and I will do all in accordance with My Own will.” [Triune God…Isa 46:9-10]

Great Reset: Preparation of the Way For the Anti-christ 

Presentation: Dr. Mercola: The Great Reset Snakes Are Slithering Together in Davos for their annual meeting.  Their Sinister Plan Is to Replace God and Reengineer Humanity.  The ‘Great Reset’ people see you as a ‘humble meat bag’ that is operated by software produced by the brain…and that’s why they have brainwashed the planet to be herded into accepting this global depopulation agenda disguised as “climate change.”  The Globalist cabal is pushing for the corrupt WHO to become the world-wide sole decision-maker in pandemics, which the WHO would be able to declare at their own discretion and will, based on its own fabricated definitions.  We’re at a very dangerous crossroads.

  • The Great Reset involves the demolition and radical overhaul of several interlocking pillars of civilization: technology, society, economy, environment and geopolitics.  Food and health also fall within these categories.  Through control of these core pillars, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its globalist allies intend to seize control of all the nations of the world and centralize all power and wealth.  It intends to dictate what you eat, what you own, and what you think…under the guise of building a “sustainable future.” 
  • The WEF-led cabal believes in transhumanist and technocratic principles, and the technocratic system requires extensive surveillance and artificial intelligence-driven technologies to keep everyone in check.  They are the instrumental agents of The Great Reset, which threatens to overturn society and life as we know it in ways that are hard to imagine.  Their decades-old plan is to seize control of it all, transfer all wealth and private ownership into their own hands, and centrally control who gets what and when.
  • Technocrats actually believe they’re better, more “evolved” than the rest of us, and this superiority gives them the “right” to decide the fate of mankind.  They also reject the notion of free will.  Once you understand this basic mindset, it’s easier to understand why they think nothing of stripping you of your freedom and ability to make choices for yourself. 
  • Understanding the Mind of the Technocrats
    As Schwab himself has declared on many occasions, they want a society in which humans are merged with machine and artificial intelligence (AI).  They look forward to extreme longevity, if not immortality through technological means.  They place no value on spiritual ideas such as the survival of the soul.  They don’t believe in the non-locality of consciousness.  If they did, they wouldn’t believe consciousness can simply be uploaded into a synthetic body.  They believe that, through technology and AI, they will be able to replace God and the natural order with reengineered lifeforms of their own creation, including a reengineered humanity.  
  • What the Green Revolution Is All About
    The intended result of “going green” is depopulation.  This intention is now finally becoming visible when you consider the implications of eliminating oil and gas production without having viable alternatives in place, which is what Biden and other global leaders are in the process of doing.  Not only do you need oil to make fertilizer, but we also don’t have farm equipment that can run on solar or wind power.  So, food production essentially grinds to a halt.  Heavy construction machinery also can’t run on these alternative sources of energy, so there go the infrastructure and home building businesses.  Their intention is to harm as many people as possible, to actually rid the planet of soon-to-be “useless” people.  Depopulation and eugenics are at the heart of what the WEF and its allies are trying to achieve. 
  • Phase 2 of the Great Reset: War
    The drums of war are also part and parcel of The Great Reset plan.  Why?  Because war will accelerate the economic collapse required before nations can “Build Back Better.”  The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is helping to catalyze The Great Reset in a number of different ways.  The end result is increased dependence on government subsidies, and this is a clear goal of The Great Reset.  Universal poverty is really what they mean when they talk about making the world “fair and equitable.”  No one will have anything.  Everyone will be equally poor and dependent, without hope of ever being able to rise into the “elite” technocratic class.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/nqahow5crev9i0g/18-01-the-great-reset-davos-meeting-pdf.pdf?dl=0

Great Reset: Preparation of the Way For the Anti-christ
You need to read this.  Pay particular attention to the “predicted cyber attack” that will paralyze society as a whole.  

Presentation: Dr. Mercola: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), is the most dangerous person in the world.  He is the personification of The Great Reset, and he’s quoted as saying, ‘You’ll own nothing and be happy about it’…and there’s already a plan in place to make it happen.  WEF’s ultimate goal is to do away with the democratic process, giving all ownership and complete control to the “deep state” and the technocratic elite who control it.  Is his next move a worldwide cyber-attack to reinstall widespread fear?  

  • World-wide Cyber Attack
    WEF is predicting a worldwide cyber attack, which Schwab says “could bring a complete halt to the power supply, transportation, hospital services, our society as a whole.” 
    WEF then conducted a simulation of the cyberattack, which appears more like an elaborate planning session for an event that is going to be orchestrated to happen.  They conducted the same type of simulation for a world-wide pandemic…just a few months before it literally took place.      
  • Committed to Reengineering Life Itself
    WEF’s goal isn’t to just control life on Earth…but to fundamentally change it.  Schwab’s top adviser, transhumanist Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, openly stated: “By hacking organisms, elites may gain the power to re-engineer the future of life itself.  Because once you can hack something, you can usually also engineer it.  Soon some corporations and governments will be able to ‘systematically hack all the people.’  And if they succeed in hacking life, he describes it as the ‘greatest revolution in biology since the beginning of life [ignorantly stating] billions years ago.’  For 4 billion years, nothing fundamental changed.  However science is now replacing evolution by natural selection…with evolution by intelligent design.  Not the intelligent design of some God above the clouds, but OUR intelligent design, and the intelligent design of OUR clouds…the IBM cloud, the Microsoft cloud…these are the new driving forces of evolution.”  Once human life is hacked, the hackers will maintain control over life itself…a process that has been accelerated by the pandemic.  
  • Your Free Will Is Under Attack
    Technocrats are working on how to remove the essence of what it means to be human…namely, free will.  WEF’s diabolic goal isn’t to just control life on Earth but to fundamentally change it by hacking into humans DNA and removing free will.  “Humans are now hackable animals,” Harari said.  “Humans have this soul or spirit and they have free will, and nobody knows what’s happening inside me, so whatever I choose, whether in the election or whether in the supermarket, this is my free will.  In the future,  THAT’S OVER…FREE WILL IS OVER.”  https://www.dropbox.com/s/bx18k2tklem67uw/16-8-world-economic-forum-created-by-us-policies-pdf.pdf?dl=0

End Times Of Biblical Prophesy

Following is a powerful message from the pulpit…4th part of a new weekly 10 sermon series by Dr. David Jeremiah…proving that we are currently living in the End Times prophesied in Scripture.  I will be posting all the messages in this series as they are presented.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND watching these video presentations.
Sunday 10/10: Economic Chaos…A Financial Prophecy: Dr. David Jeremiah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NAw_XBUyKI

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

The Bible warns there will be the Anti-christ…a man who proclaims to be God…who will unite the world in a one world government, with a one world financial system, and establish a one world religion.  While we cannot predict “the day or the hour,” when you put all these components together, it’s starting to look even now a lot like the beginnings of the End Times.
He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead as a visible badge to show their allegiance to their infernal lord, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the Beast or the number of his name! [Revelation 13:16-17] 

  • The vaccine mandate with its “VACCINE PASSPORT/DIGITAL ID,” without which you won’t be able to buy or sell…your kids won’t be able to attend school, you will not be allowed to go to work, or go into any store or facility open to the public, or travel anywhere, or attend any sporting events or live entertainment, or to enter movie theaters, or do anything…is the forerunner of, and preparation for, the mark of the Beast. 
  • The GLOBAL RESET with its one world government and one world financial system…now being ushered in through the on-going destruction of the Constitutional Republic of America which stood in the way of the principles and dictates of the Anti-christ…is the preparation of the way for the coming rule and reign of the Anti-christ. 

1]  Great Reset: Preparation of the Way For the Anti-christ

  • There were 5 chilling prophetic dreams posted by Pastor Dana Cornerstone that portrayed the utter destruction of America.  I have been writing about this nearly every day for 18 months already, and so the dreams are not really prophesy, they are a confirmation of the Holy Spirit of what is already taking place!
    I am going to post one dream each day for the next 5 days; following is the 2nd one.  I urge you to watch them and consider them in light of how events have unfolded even to this very hour.
  • Lady Liberty Dream: The Statue of Liberty was assaulted and utterly destroyed, never to rise again.  She fought with all her resolve, but was betrayed with 30 pieces of silver.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d6urGtuogs/

Lord God Almighty, when Your judgments come upon the Earth…as they are even now…the people of the world learn righteousness.  Though God shows grace to the wicked, even so, they still do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they continue going on doing evil, and regard not the Majesty of the Lord. [Luke 21:26; Isa 26:10]
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.  

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.  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.  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 wellIf 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]
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.  Here is what a Fascist Totalitarian Dictatorship looks like as it continues to unilaterally shut down, trample over, and shred our every constitutional right that stands in its way.
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!  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.
God has determined by Divine decree that our Nation will be destroyed.  “Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat!  Those whom God is determined to destroy, He first infatuates.”  God has Personally stricken the minds of our Nation’s leaders with idiocy, so that professing to be wise, they have become fools…utter morons! [Rom 1:22]  He has caused their thinking to become utterly confused…just as He had warned…so that they actually believe they are acting in wisdom while they are in reality literally destroying the Nation!  You see it unfolding before your very eyes every day!  The Lord will cause you to lose your mind in idiocy, and strike you with wild and helpless fear and panic; He will make you become blind and cause your minds and hearts to be confused. [Deut 28:28]  

Destruction of America: Preparation Of The Way For The Anti-christ

Brethren…you need to watch this Pastor Dana prophetic dream concerning ominous events that will take place during December, and January.  We see all of these things being foreshadowed even now in our everyday news…
Baltic Dry Index dead…no movement of goods, no global trade; ships anchored in ports, nothing moving at sea; 
people standing for hours on long food lines;

Nationwide power outages;
people being housed in shelters;

market crashes and yields lost;
Great sadness throughout the land; people seemed very dazed and very confused.
Depression as a creature, choking people, pushing them down.
God’s holy remnant shining like little beacons of light and hope in neighborhoods throughout the Nation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPR1cchbkAE&feature=youtu.be

  • Perhaps God is now forewarning of something worse yet to come, even Nationwide…a cyber attack shutting down our electric grid, or a severe food crisis…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. 
  • 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.”  

Friends, brothers and sisters…

There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell.  You must be a born-again child of God.  I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]

If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/ and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

He walks with me and He talks with me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZGa_GQR_PQ

Revelation 16:1-21 [NIV; amplification in italics]

Then I heard a loud voice from the Temple issue the command that is to commence the great and terrible Day of the Lord, saying to the seven priest-angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the Earth.”

The first priest-angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the Beast and worshiped his image.
The second priest-angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood…clotted and putrescent, like that of a dead man…and as a result every living thing in the sea died.
The third priest-angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.  Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: “You are just in these judgments, You Who are and Who were, the Holy One, because You have so judged; for they have shed the blood of Your saints and prophets, and You have given them only blood to drink, as they deserve.”  And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are Your judgments!”
The fourth priest-angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire.  They were seared by the intense heat, and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify Him!
The fifth priest-angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the Beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness.  Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of Heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done!
The sixth priest-angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for easy passage for the kings from the East to gather themselves together, unbeknownst, for their own slaughter.  Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the Dragon, out of the mouth of the Beast and out of the mouth of the False Prophet…the infernal trinity.  They are spirits of demons performing satanic miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings and armies of the whole world, inciting, deceiving and seducing them with their lying wonders, preaching, and oracles, so as to gather them together in one universal movement for the battle on the great Day of God Almighty.

“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.”  These last ones thus gathered are those seen standing beside the sea which looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire…those who had been victorious over the Beast and his image and over the number of his name, singing now in sublime adoration of their mighty Deliverer the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb.  Then they gathered all the kings together, with all their armies…from one end of the Earth to the other…to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon…the Mount of Megiddo, with its great plain of Jezreel.

The seventh priest-angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the Temple came a loud voice from the Throne, saying, “IT IS DONE!”  Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake.  No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on Earth, so tremendous was the quake!  The great city Jerusalem split into three parts, but was not destroyed; and the cities of the nations in all the world collapsed in utter and complete ruin.  God remembered Babylon the Great…the very source and center of the prevailing abominations…and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of His wrath.  Every island fled away, receding from their present places, and some of the mountains could not be found any longerhaving entirely disappeared.  From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men, causing untold destruction and loss of life.  Thus the Earth was harvested!  Still, the inhabitants of the Earth would not repent, and they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible!  Thus was the sequence of events encompassing the outpouring of the bowls of wrath leading up to the great and terrible Day of the Lord, in which God fulfilled His intention to consume all opposition and to take revenge upon the enemies and usurpers who occupy the Earth.  A specific and more detailed account of the fall of Babylon now follows. [Revelation 16:1-21]

Following are several portions of Scripture dealing with the Mark of the Beast:

  • Revelation 13:16-20
    He [the False Prophet] was given power to give breath to the image of the first Beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.  He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead as a visible badge to show their allegiance to their infernal lord, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark. The mark of the Beast consisted of the two Greek characters that stand for the name of Christ, with a third, the figure of a crooked serpent, put between them (CHXS)…the very name of God’s Messiah transformed into a devil sacrament, which is the name of the Beast or the number of his name!
    This calls for wisdom, so as to detect and discern the moral degradation and anti-Christian principles characterizing the spirit of the Anti-christ which lay people open to his power, and the subtle atheism and unfaith by which people are betrayed into his hands, already working so powerfully in so many deceptive forms about us.  If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the Beast, for it is man’s number denoting evil in its greatest intensity and most disastrous manifestations.  His number is 666.
    Thus we have the full embodiment of all evil now revealed and operative on the Earth, manifested in an infernal trinity, the mimicry of eternal realities.
    First, is the unseen and hidden father, the Dragon, that old serpent, the Devil.
    The next is the seven-headed and ten-horned Beast from the sea, “the Son of Perdition,” begotten of the Devil, his Earthly manifestation, who dies, and revives again, and reappears on Earth after having been in the invisible world, as Christ, and is awarded the power and throne of his father the Devil.
    And to this comes a third, the two-horned Beast from the Earth, who proceeds from the Dragon father and Dragon son, for his speech is the Dragon’s speech, and “he exercises all the authority of the first Beast in his presence,” carrying into living effect the Satanic will of both the father and the son.
    Thus, we perceive three distinct personalities…the Devil, the Anti-christ, and “The False Prophet;” and these three are one…one vital essence, one economy, and one administration.  The Dragon sets up as the anti-God; the ten-horned Beast, his son, is the anti-Christ; and the two-horned Beast, proceeding from and operating in the interest of both, is the anti-Holy Spirit.  And these three together are Hell’s trinity in unity, the Devil’s unity in trinity!  
  • Revelation 14:9-12
    A third angel followed them…preaching and crying a most intense and solemn warning with all the power and eloquence of angels…and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the Beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of His wrath!He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb!  And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever!  There is no rest day or night for those who worship the Beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name!”  This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus, refusing to worship the Beast or to accept his mark upon themselves
  • Revelation 14:17-20
    Another Angel came out of the Temple, the Temple in Heaven, this being the Angel of Yahweh Himself, and in His capacity as the Angel of the Temple…the Great High Priest…He too had a sharp sickle.  Still another angel, who had charge of the altar-fire…that fire of Divine justice which ever burns against sin and sinners…came forth from the altar of Yahweh’s temple on the Earth, and he also called in a loud voice to Him who had the sharp sickle, likewise crying out for vengeance against the Anti-christ as did the first angel from the temple, “Take Your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the Earth’s vine, because its grapes of wickedness are ripe to the full for judgment.”  The Angel swung His sickle on the Earth, gathered the vine of the Earth rooted in the Anti-christ that stands in opposition to the vine of Christ, laden with its grapes that are the children of wickedness, and threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath.  They were trampled in the winepress outside the now consecrated and Holy City Jerusalemin the Valley of Megiddo… Armageddon.  The kings of the Earth and of the whole world, and their armies, are utterly consumed…and a river of human blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses’ bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia (180 miles)!  Thus was brought to a conclusion the great and terrible Day of the Lord, in which God fulfilled His intention to consume all opposition and to take vengeance upon the enemies and usurpers who occupy the Eartha more detailed account of which is now to follow.   

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

“Mystery Babylon” in the Book of Revelation is America [Rev 17:5], 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.

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.” 

BRACE YOURSELF

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!   

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 anyone & all others, and for anything & all else this world has to offer.  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

Behold, 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.

Holy:
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