June 5, 2022

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

We have been consecrated and set apart, by God, to the worship of God.  Worship is not to be a part of my life that I consecrate to Him, such as at Sunday church services or mid-week church services.  Worship is to be ALL of my life…every thought I think, every word I speak, all that I do, encompassing every activity of my being…body, soul and spirit.  The foundational principle of worship is: the story of my everyday life is to be worship in His eyes.   
“If on Monday morning my manner of living… in the car, at the office, in the kitchen, at school…does not worship God, then I did not worship Him on Sunday at church either.  If all of my everyday manner of living does not worship God, then none of my life worships Him in a way that is good and pleasing and acceptable to Him.” [A. W. Tozer] 

The cornerstones of my life of relationship with God must be:

  • Glorying in Christ Jesus; 
  • No confidence in the power of the flesh; 
  • Worship by the Power of the Spirit of God. 

“It is we who have received the true circumcision…we who worship by the Power of the Spirit of God, who glory in our life union with Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh.” [Phil 3:3] 

1]  Glorying in Christ Jesus  

  • 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 my sins and restoring my relationship with God that had been severed by sin.  He has loved me with an everlasting Love, and voluntarily lay down His life for me…even unto death, a death on the cross.  He died for me though I was still a sinner; He died for me while I was yet His enemy!  He Who knew no sin took all of my sins upon His own self, and thereby became sin on my behalf.  Yes…He removed my filthy rags of sin…the filthy rags of sin that clothed me…and placed them upon Himself, and in exchange He dressed me in the white robes of His own Righteousness!  He then suffered the punishment for my sins that I should have suffered, and bore the penalty for my sins that I should have borne.  The chastisement for sin required by the righteousness and justice of God was laid upon Him on my account, thereby bringing peace with God to me.  For it was by His stripes…the stripes He endured on my behalf…that I am healed.  For the joy that was set before Him… the joy of seeing sinners saved; the joy of reconciling sinners back to God; the joy of restoring my relationship with God that had been severed by sin; the joy of repairing that mirror of the Almighty intended for me to be that had been shattered by sin…He endured the cross, headless of its shame.  Jesus freed me from my sins, and from the guilt of my sins, with His Own Precious and Priceless Blood.  With His Own Precious and Priceless Blood He purchased souls for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation…every soul who would consciously and deliberately receive Him into their life in a Sacred Covenant relationship, believing in Who He is and what He had done on their behalf as Savior.  Worthy is the Lamb Who was for sinners slain, to have ascribed unto Him all blessing and honor, all glory and power, all riches and wisdom and strength, forever and forever, throughout the eternal ages!  
    Far be it from me to glory in anything or anyone except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!  No mortal man should have pretense for glorying and boast in the Presence of God!  It is from Him that we have our life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Sanctification [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin]!  So then, as it is written, “Let him who boasts and proudly rejoices and glories, boast and proudly rejoice and glory in the Lord!” 
    Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His Name, make known His doings among the peoples!  Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; meditate on and talk of all His marvelous deeds and devoutly praise them!  Glory in His holy Name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek and acknowledge their need of the Lord [as their indispensable necessity]!  Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength; seek and require His face and His Presence continually evermore! [Gal 6:14; 1 Cor 1:29-31; Ps 105:1-4] 

2]  My hopeless helplessness  

  • I am to have no confidence in the power of the flesh, since in my sin-enslaved human nature I am hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless to do anything, or say anything, that is good or pleasing or acceptable to God.  The power of the flesh encompasses all of my human capabilities and capacities…anything by my own efforts or in my own strength; anything according to my own wisdom or knowledge or understanding.  The Holy Spirit…through Whom I have been joined together in a living union of oneness with Christ Jesus; the Spirit of God, Who dwells in me and has promised never to leave me, never to forsake me…He must BE ALL in me and DO ALL in me.  I must live my everyday life in the Power of the Spirit
    So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives.  Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.  The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants.  And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires.  These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so I am not free to carry out my good intentions.  But when I am directed by the Spirit, I am not under obligation to the Law.  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross and crucified them there.  Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.  [Rom 7:18-25; Gal 5:16-18, 24-25] 
  • a]  Helpless to worship my Father in any manner that is good or pleasing or acceptable to Him.
    “But the time is coming and is already here, when by the Power of God’s Spirit people will worship the Father as He really is, offering Him the true worship that He wants…worship that is good and pleasing and acceptable to Him.  God is Spirit, and only by the Power of His Spirit can people worship Him as He really is.” [John 4:22-24] 
  • b]  Helpless to pray effectively, as I do not know what God’s will is for souls whom I am interceding for, nor even how to offer my prayer in a worthy manner as I ought.  In my utter human weakness, I must wait before the Spirit of God for His help.
    So too the Holy Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.  And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes and pleads before God in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will.  So, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit…pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” [Rom 8:26-27; Jude 20-21; Eph 6:18]   
  • c]  Helpless to bear fruit…the abundant, abiding fruit produced by the Spirit.  We are merely branches; branches do not produce fruit.  Branches are meant to bear the fruit which the Spirit produces.
    “Abide in Me, and I will abide in you.  Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without being vitally united to the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.  I am the Vine; you are the branches.  Whoever lives in Me, and I in him, bears abundant fruit.  However, apart from a living union of oneness with Me… you can do nothing.” [John 15:4-5] 
  • d]  Helpless in my own wisdom, knowledge or understanding to know God’s plans, purposes and will for me.  It is the Spirit of God Who places me where I am to be, leads me where I am to go, shows me what I am to do, gives me the thoughts I am to think and present, the words I am to speak or write. 
    The Holy Spirit searches all things…even the Divine counsels and the limitless depths of God…things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny.  For just as no one among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s own spirit within him, even so no one knows the mind and thoughts of God…only the Spirit of God.  Now, we have not received the spirit that belongs to the world, but the Holy Spirit Who is from God, given to us that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts of Divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly bestowed upon us by God.  But the natural human spirit of man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are meaningless nonsense to him; and he is incapable of knowing and understanding them because they can only be spiritually discerned and appreciated. [1 Cor 2:10-12, 14]
  • e]  Helpless in the human capabilities and capacities of my mind to acquire spiritual wisdom, knowledge or understanding.  My deepest need when I have studied or heard God’s Word, is to cease from my thoughts, put no trust in them, awaken my heart to open itself before God, and seek living fellowship with Him.  It is the Spirit of God Who illuminates my mind to spiritual things.
    “But as for you, Christ has poured out His Spirit on you.  As long as His Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to teach you.  For His Spirit teaches you about everything, and what He teaches is true, not false.  Obey the Spirit’s teaching, then, and remain in union with Christ.” [1 John 2:27] 
  • f]  Helpless in the power of the flesh to do anything, or say anything, that is good or pleasing or acceptable to God.
    Those who live according to their sin-enslaved human nature have their minds set on and pursue what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.  Those whose manner of life is controlled by their sin-enslaved human nature cannot please God, or be acceptable to Him. [Rom 8:5, 8]
  • 3]  God’s Infinite willingness   
    I am hopelessly helpless in the power of my sin-enslaved human nature to live my life in a manner that is good and pleasing and acceptable to God.  Therefore, God has assured me that He is infinitely willing, through the Power of the Holy Spirit He has graciously given to dwell in me, to 
    BE ALL in me…all He created me to be, all He saved me to be;
    DO ALL
    in me…all that He has planned in advance for me to do.
    “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you of all your filthiness and from all your idols.  I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; yes…I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.  And I will put My Spirit in you and move you…to follow My decrees and to be careful to keep My laws.  And this is My covenant with you,” Says the Lord.  “My Spirit will not leave you, and neither will these words I have given you.  They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children from this time on and forever!  I, the Lord, have spoken! You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be My people, and I will be your God.” [Ezek 36:25-28; Isa 59:21] 
    “Is not my house right with God?  Has He not made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part?  Will He not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire?” [2 Sam 23:5]   
    For we are God’s own workmanship, born anew in Christ Jesus, that we may do those good works which God has prepared in advance for us to do.  And not in our own strength…for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in us, energizing and creating in us the power and desire, both to will and to do for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. [Eph 2:10; Phil 2:13]       

Agent of Worship: Holy Spirit 

  • My part in this Sacred Covenant relationship with God…the chief end of Man…is to worship God and to enjoy Him forever.  Although this is my very place in our relationship, and I am consecrated and set apart to worship God, I am hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless to do so in the powers of my sin-enslaved human nature.  In the power of the flesh…the totality of my human capabilities and capacities, by my own efforts and in my own strength, according to my own wisdom, knowledge and understanding…I cannot worship God as He really is, nor offer Him the true worship that He wants.  Even so…in His infinite willingness to fulfill all He has covenanted in our Sacred Covenant relationship, God has given the gift of the Holy Spirit to dwell in us…never to leave us, never to forsake us.  The Holy Spirit was given to be the Divine Power Personally living out the life of Jesus within me…a life that is indeed good and pleasing and acceptable to God.  My sin-enslaved human nature was crucified with Christ…nailed to His cross; I am never to allow my flesh to come down off that cross and usurp the rule and authority in my life that rightfully belongs to the Holy Spirit.  It is only in the Power of the Holy Spirit that I can live my everyday life in a manner that worships God as He really is.  He alone is the agent of all true worship.  Therefore, the attitude in my natural human spirit must be one of absolute surrender, giving the Spirit of God free reign in my life, to rule over my everyday manner of living…Sovereign Lord over my life, seated upon the throne within my heart, to reign in Sovereign Majesty, and to rule with Sovereign authority.  It is only in the Power of the Holy Spirit that my worship can be good, and pleasing, and acceptable to God.   
    Jesus said to the Samaratin woman at the well, “The time is coming, and is already here, when by the Power of God’s Spirit people will worship the Father as He really is, offering Him the true worship that He wants.  God is Spirit, and only by the Power of His Spirit can people worship Him as He really is.”  For it is God the Holy Spirit Who is continually living out the life of Jesus in me, working in me both the desire to obey my Father’s will and the power to do His will, for His Own good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. [John 4:23-24; Phil 2:13]

          

WORSHIP YOUR MAJESTY

Lord God Almighty…I worship Your majesty; Your Name is majestic in all the Earth.  You are glorious in Your Majesty, majestic in Holiness, awesome in Power, You are our wonder-working God.  You do whatsoever You will with the powers of Heaven and Earth. You call the things that are not just as though they are. You merely speak, and it is done; the very words You speak carry within themselves the power to effect what You have spoken…immediately, completely, continually.  The mountains quake before You, and the hills melt away.  The very mountains melt like wax in Your Presence!  The Earth trembles at Your Presence…the world and all who live in it.  Heaven and Earth flee from the Almightiness of Your Presence!

Who is there like unto You, O Lord?  Who can be compared with You? Who is Your equal? Who was there when You formed the Heavens and all their starry hosts, and called them out, each one, by name?  Who was there when You created the Earth and all that’s on it…all things visible and invisible, all things animate and inanimate, all things, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities?  Who was there when You formed the seas and all that is in them, and set their boundaries that they might not transgress it?  Whoever, O Lord, were Your instructors, that You should acquire knowledge from them?  Whoever were Your counselors, that You should learn wisdom and understanding from them?  No…You are God, and You alone; there is none other besides You!  All other so called gods are merely lifeless images, carved out of wood or formed out of stone or cast in metal.  But You are the One True Living God, and You live and reign forever and ever, throughout the eternal ages!

I stand in awe of You.  I stand in awe of the Most Holy, Most High Triune God, Almighty Creator, Sovereign All-Ruler.  I stand in awe of the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the One Who always was, Who is now and ever shall be, and Who is to come back again.  I stand in awe of the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah, the Root of David.  I stand in awe of our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father.  I stand in awe of the Prince of Peace, Great I AM, King of kings and Lord of lords.  I stand in awe of the Faithful Witness, the First born from among the dead, the Ruler of the kings of the Earth.  I stand in awe of the One Whose eyes are like blazing fire, Whose feet are as burnished bronze, the One out of Whose mouth comes a sharp, double-edged sword, quick and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword…piercing, even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, even to the dividing asunder of the joints and marrow.  I stand in awe of the One Whose voice is Majestic and Powerful, like the thunderous roar of many rushing waters churning wildly through a narrow chasm, cascading over a great waterfall, and thundering to the depths below.

I stand in awe of the Sacrificial Lamb of God…You came into this world clothed in meekness, and lowliness and humility.  You loved me with an everlasting love and You voluntarily lay down Your life for me, even unto death.  No one took Your life, Lord; You were free to lay it down, and free to take it up again.  You stretched out Your arms on a cross on my behalf, and declared, “IT IS FINISHED”…for all time, and for all Eternity.
It is finished…The Eternal Power and the Eternal Worth of the Blood of Christ has guaranteed and secured that the eternal purpose for which God created me…to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship…stands eternally fulfilled.
It is Finished…The Eternal Power and the Eternal Worth of the Blood of Christ has guaranteed and secured my judicial status of eternal righteousness before God as an accomplished and finished fact.
It is Finished…The Eternal Power and the Eternal Worth of the Blood of Christ has guaranteed and secured my eternal union with You, Lord…joined inseparably together with You in an eternal living union of oneness as the bride of Christ in a divine spiritual marriage…flesh of Your flesh and bone of Your bones.
It is Finished…The Eternal Power and the Eternal Worth of the Blood of Christ has guaranteed and secured my eternal access into the Holy Of Holies, and into the inaccessible light of the Glory of Your unclouded Presence, Father…as my birth-right.
It is Finished…The Eternal Holy Spirit was indeed given as God’s Eternal Gift to dwell in me, never to leave me, never to forsake me…to be the Power in me Who continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life faithful to my solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ in our Sacred Covenant relationship.
It is Finished…The Eternal Power of the indwelling Holy Spirit is now made continually available to me, Whose Power in me continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life faithfully within the Holy Of Holies, in the inaccessible light of the Glory of Your unclouded Presence, Father, in our Sacred Covenant relationship.

I stand in awe of the One Who will be coming back into this world once again, no longer as the Lamb of God but this time as the Lion of Judah, arrayed in all of Your Majesty, Glory, and Power, to assume Your role and to begin Your reign on Earth as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. In that glorious coming Day, every eye will see You, even those who pierced You, and all the peoples of the Earth will mourn because of You. And all those upon the Earth who never knew You…the rich as well as the poor; the kings and princes and rulers of this world, as well as their subjects and slaves; the famous and the well-known, as well as the unknown and the obscure…all of these alike will run to the hills and to the mountains in abject terror, to hide in caves and to cry out for the rocks to fall upon them…just to hide them from the face of the Lamb and from Your terrible Majesty!  In that Day, Blessed Jesus, You will stand steadfast and immovable, with You right foot on the sea and Your left foot on the land, and You will declare with invincible Power, “There shall be no more delay!”  In that Great and Terrible Day of the Lord, Father, Your Divine Son Jesus will manifest the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God against all those upon the Earth who stand in rebellion to His Throne, and He will destroy all those upon the Earth who are enemies and usurpers of His rule and authority, until He has placed every one of His enemies under His feet.  Then in that Day, Your will, Father, will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

I stand in awe of the Rider on the white horse, Whose robe is dipped in blood, and on Whose thigh is written, “King of kings and Lord of lords.”  I stand in awe of the One Who with one fell swoop of Your terrible swift sword against the multitudes who rise up against You, and their blood will flow…like a river…for 180 miles, to the height of a horse’s bridle!  I stand in awe of Your terrible Majesty, Lord Jesus!  I stand in awe of Your awesome Power!  I stand in awe of You!  Hallelujah!

Mine eyes have seen Your Glory…yes, the coming of My Lord;
You have opened up the storehouse where Your grapes of wrath are stored;
You’ve unleashed Your fearful lightening and Your terrible swift sword;
Your Truth keeps marching on!
Glory, Glory, hallelujah!  Glory, Glory, hallelujah!  Glory, Glory, hallelujah…Your Truth keeps marching on!  

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

God is calling you, and desires to anoint you, to be part of His holy remnant.  Whether you are a pastor, a Christian leader, or a member of the congregation…this is what the Lord says: To the pastors I have placed in charge of My churches concerning your congregation and each individual member, write: This is the last call.  I have wooed you so many times.  This time, I say to you, in great love…there is a cost to an anointing; this is not a light, frivolous matter.  The anointing is not cheap.  If you say in your heart, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it,” if you pay the cost of the anointing, I’ll open doors for you, I’ll speak through you, and I’ll use you again like you have never conceived.  The church and any members of the congregation embracing My call will move in the Power of My Holy Spirit, and bring great glory to God!  The time of being pumped up is over.  I am tired of your solemn assembly’s, I’m tired of your sacrifices…they’re not from the heart.  Don’t miss what God is about to do.  The time has come; I need you, and I love you…but if you ignore this trumpet call…if you say in your heart, “We will not listen,” I am going to remove your anointing.  You’re not going to have anything to say to anybody; you’re going to be dry.  You are going into the desert…I will love you there, and I will keep you in My care, but you can’t go with Me, and I won’t go with you. 
Beloved child of God…let My Holy Spirit open your heart, and say from the depths of your being, “God, once again, use Your church; use Your child.  Now…not another time…tonight, let something in my heart respond to Your call.”

Just as God raised up a remnant of just 1% of all the men Gideon had marshaled to fight against the Midianites, even so there is a holy remnant whom God is raising up for Himself in these Last Days…a Godly remnant of the 1% 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 self-sacrifice and self-denial.  You cannot become My holy remnant without being willing to sacrifice your desire for anything and everything you own.  Obedience is what characterizes the life of My child…obedience continually and unceasingly day and night.  You are called to a life of obedience.   Obedience is better than sacrifice; rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as evil as worshiping idols. [1 Sam 15:22,23]

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.  

With that in mind, I sense the leading of the Holy Spirit to launch a 40 Day Prayer Journey, to begin on Wednesday, June 8th.  Please pray about making a decision to personally participate in it.  Break up the fallow ground of your heart!  Plant the good seeds of righteousness in your heart, and reap the blessings that your devotion to Me will produce.  It is time for you to turn to Me, your Lord, and I will come and shower blessings of righteousness upon you. [Father God…Hos 10:12]   

The 40 Day Prayer Journey [June 8 through July 17] is not for everyone…even though everyone is called, whether new in the Lord, a mature Christian, or a child of God seeking to re-dedicate your life to the pursuit of God.  You are encouraged to invite family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers as well.  The only criteria of this calling is that your heart-cry is as was David’s, “As the deer pants for water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; when shall I come and behold You face to face?”  Here is a link to a prayer entitled Longing For God:  
https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/22/longing/

You will be greatly blessed in embracing this as your own prayer!

The Prayer Journey is a solemn commitment before the Lord during these coming 40 days, to spend one hour every day in prayer.  It is not for general prayer, but rather intensely personal and focused prayer for personal holiness, and for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life.  The one hour consists of…
worship and praise,
confession of sin and repentance,
prayer for purity, holiness, and righteousness in your everyday life,
and for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life. 
The one hour can be planned at a convenient time in your own home; I will be available by phone or E-mail for counsel and encouragement whenever desired.  Over the next seven weeks I will provide you with ample resources that will more than enable you to spend an hour in focused prayer…in case you wonder how you are ever going to be able to spend an entire hour [if you have never done that before] in this manner.  

Are you prepared to go into the Garden that Jesus went to that night of His betrayal, and to walk along the path He walked?  It is the path of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial, death to sin and death to self.  It is the path Jesus walked and the way which He Personally dedicated for us…a new and living way to God, through the veil, that is to say, through the veil of the flesh…my sin-enslaved human nature.  It is the ONLY path that leads up to the Gate that opens into the Heavenly Sanctuary and into the Holy of Holies…into the inaccessible Light of the Glory of our Father’s unclouded Presence.  The Gate bears on its header the inscription “THY WILL BE DONE.”  No one can walk through that Gate without first checking his/her own will there with the gatekeeper in absolute and unconditional surrender. 

Repentance
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.  Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/23/repentance/

Purity
Purity, holiness, and righteousness…first of all and above all…is a matter of the heart.  It is in my hidden life within my heart…in my mind, my thoughts, my imagination…where a pure, holy, and righteous life has its roots.  The only righteousness acceptable to God is purity of heart. Without that purity, the outward physical life makes no difference.  God’s Divine evaluation takes place in the heart.  He judges the source and origin of sin, not its manifestation or lack of manifestation. 
True Christianity lies in the heart, in the purity of heart; the washing of the heart from wickedness.  Those who truly belong to God will be motivated to purity.  The deepest desire of the redeemed is for holiness, even when sin hinders the perfect fulfillment of that desire.  Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. [Rom 6:19]  Intimate knowledge of and fellowship with God is reserved for the pure. 
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.  Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?  Who may stand in His holy place?  He who has clean hands and a pure heart.  Therefore, brethren…Come near to God and He will come near to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded!  Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that  contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.  Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/24/purity/

REVIVAL:

Revival begins in one’s heart.  The 40 day prayer Journey [June 8 through July 17] is a consecration of my heart to God, pleading with Him to bring revival, and to begin with me.

What is it that I am actually calling on God to do when I ask, “Lord, send revival?”  I am pleading with Him to pour out His Holy Spirit upon me… to bring a deep conviction of sin and to make me painfully and consciously aware of sin in my life.  I am crying out for Him to impress me with a deep need for confession and repentance.  I am asking from the depths of my soul that He create a pure heart within me…a heart that is inflamed with yearning to live out my everyday life in a purity, holiness, and righteousness of my own that comes from obedience to His Law…in every thought I think, every word I speak, in everything I do. I am telling Him that the deepest desire of my heart is to be holy as He is Holy; to be perfect as my Heavenly Father is perfect…just as He exhorts His children to be.  And I am asking to be filled with His Holy Spirit…that His Spirit would become a fountain within me, welling up, flooding my soul with torrents of Living water, ever flowing, continually overflowing, spilling over, touching the lives of everyone I come into contact with…that the Name of Jesus would be glorified through me, with me, and in me…to the praise of His glorious grace! 

What can you fully expect God to do for you in answer to this cry of your heart?  He will make you miserable over sin in your life that you have heretofore been careless, complacent, and indifferent about, and He will make you painfully and consciously aware of sins that your heart…being deceitful and desperately wicked that it is…has hidden from you.  He will reprove His children, “Wash your  hands,  you  sinners, and  purify  your hearts, you double-minded!”  He will cause you to  “Grieve, mourn and wail over your sins, and in true repentance change your laughter to tears of sorrow and your mirth to deep sadness as you grieve over your disloyalty!”  And He will lovingly urge you,  “Humble yourself  before Me, and I will lift you up, encourage you, and help you!” [James 4:8-10]  He will lead you to confession and true repentance, and to have the same desire for purity, holiness, and righteousness in your life that He desires for all His children: “As the One Who called you is Holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.  For  it is  written, ‘You  shall  be holy, for I am Holy;’” and, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” [1 Peter 1:15-16; Mt 5:48]  He will grant you the desire of your heart for purity, holiness, and righteousness, because Jesus assured you, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” [Mt 5:6]  He has assured me that my longing will be completely satisfied, and I will be filled up to the measure of all the fullness of God…to the richest measure of His unclouded Presence, a soul wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!

There will be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon your life, according to His command, “Keep on continually being filled with the Spirit.” [Eph 5:18]  You will experience the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in your life… singing songs, hymns, and spiritual songs and making melody with your heart to God [v. 19].  You will experience prayer, in accordance with God’s will, moving the hand of God, and you will experience the blessings that come from obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life.  God will show you His Glory; you will see it with your own eyes, and you will thereby have occasion to testify to His great Name and mighty Power!  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God! [Mt 5:8]  Hallelujah!

Wherefore brethren, having now boldness to enter into the Holy of Holies 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] Hallelujah! 

Here is a link to a personal testimony that will be a great blessing and encouragement as you prayerfully consider, and count the cost, of making a commitment before the Lord to the Prayer Journey:  https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/26/divine-fellowship/ 

Please forward this invitation to as many of your personal contacts as you are led by the Spirit to do so.  If there are others you invite who are planning to participate in the prayer journey, please encourage them to forward their E-mail address to Michael: mihkail43@comcast.net.  I will gladly add them to my daily e-mail mailing list.  

End Times Of Biblical Prophesy

Following is a powerful message from the pulpit…6th 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 10/24: End Times People…A Biological Prophesy: Dr. David Jeremiah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_lylW-GAH4 

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

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]  Destruction of America
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 they 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.  I urge you to watch them and consider them in light of how events are unfolding even at this very hour.  

  • Lincoln Dream:  Abraham Lincoln was hanged by Uncle Sam, who was forced to do so by the ruling government powers.  Then Uncle Sam died as well…of a broken heart.
    In the dream, God had this to say:
    To Lincoln: They didn’t have any Idea what they were doing, and now the Nation needs to brace itself for what they deserve.
    This is a symbolic representation…an allegory…of what has taken place with the death of America, God’s imminent judgment of wrath He is about to pour out upon this Nation, and warning to His people to “anchor your soul.” 
    To Uncle Sam:
     Rest in peace, Uncle Sam.  Sorry you had to see the ship go down.
    To the Nation:
      Brace yourself for fire and ice, and don’t forget to anchor your soul.  https://youtu.be/_GB2dEHrHlo/

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 

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 severe food shortages resulting from cargo ships stranded unloaded in our harbors…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 placeso 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.”

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.” 

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 

 

 

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