October 16, 2022

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

Our 31 day Journey of Faith ended September 16th.  However, the Holy Spirit has led me to begin our Journey of Faith over again since there were a number of people who only joined mid-way through.  This Journey of Faith is so vital to our spiritual life, especially in these End-Times we are now currently living in. 
We have now embarked on another 31 day Journey of Faith; today’s posting will continue our journey.  May this journey richly bless you once again, and take you ever deeper into the depths of God!  Brethren…you will never be able to plumb the depths of God! 

JOURNEY OF FAITH
Reflections: Day Twenty-eight

Abba Father, Your Divine Son Jesus explained to the Samaritan woman at the well, “The time is coming, and is already here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.” [John 4:23]
True worshipers such as You seek, Father, will worship You in Spirit and Truth.  The only act of true worship is embracing in my heart, and manifesting continually and unceasingly in living out my everyday life: NOT MY WILL, BUT THY WILL BE DONE…IN EVERYTHING.
And how do I manifest this true worship in living out my life?  By living out my everyday life in a manner that bears witness for all to see to the truth of what I claim to believe…that in everything my life literally expresses an unwavering child-like trust in You, an unreserved child-like dependence upon you, and an unquestioning child-like obedience to do Your will and accept Your will.  The confirmation of Your Holy Spirit within me will be my unruffled child-like rest in You, and an unclouded child-like carefree joy in Your Presence.

FOR THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER

He commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father. [Acts 1:4]

My beloved child…One filling, one Baptism of My Holy Spirit, is not enough.  You daily need to wait for Me, your God and Father, to fulfill My promise in you.  You need to keep on being continually filled with My Holy Spirit. [Eph 5:18]  The Holy Spirit in you is not a Power at your disposal, nor is My Spirit an independent Power, acting apart from both My Son and Myself.  My Spirit is the real Living Presence and the Power of God working in you, and therefore it is just as you know, as you fully understand, that My Spirit dwells in you…never to leave you, never to forsake you…that you will realize the absolute necessity of waiting upon Me for the full revelation and experience of what My Spirit’s indwelling is, and for His increase and abounding more and more.  My apostles were not only filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, but received fresh fulfillments of My promise thereafter as well, as the need arose and as they asked. Keep in mind…My Spirit does not impart grace or strength or life as a gift given, as something that comes out from Him and is given to you to become yours, or to then be used by you in your living out your everyday life.  No…He gives by giving Himself to work ALL Personally in you; He does it ALL Himself…it is all inseparable from Himself.  He does it in you; you do not do ANYTHING at all other than to carefully and diligently fulfill your responsibility to actively respond to His leading and cooperate with His enabling grace working within you.  You are not the doer; I am the doer.  It is My work, not yours.  Much more so My Holy Spirit.  He is not given to you as a Power that you use in order to produce fruit or good works.  No…He Himself is given to you, and then He Himself works in you, and He produces fruit and good works through you, with you, and in you.  Therefore, ALL the Glory belongs to Him!  The Holy Spirit is God, present and working in His Power in you.  The true position in which you can count upon that working with an unceasing Power is as you, praising Me for what you have been given, still unceasingly wait for My promise to be still more mightily fulfilled within you.  With My gift of Pentecost, it is now possible for Me to take possession of My redeemed child, and work in My children as I did before the fall of Adam.

**        **, the two great lessons of the spiritual life are thus:
*  your entire sinfulness and helplessness and utter impotence to do anything towards the maintenance and increase of your inner spiritual life;
*  the infinite willingness of God’s Love to communicate Myself and My Blessedness every moment to work in you all that you need by My Son and Spirit.

Therefore, the very essence of true religion consists in an unalterable dependence upon God, because you can give Me no other glory than yielding yourself to My Love, which created you to show forth in you My Glory, that it may now perfect its work in you.  The solemn truth is that you are utterly helpless and eternally unable to do anything that is good or pleasing or acceptable to God.  I Myself Personally do these things through you, with you, and in you as you are in direct communication with Me and Christ Jesus My Son, and We work in you and maintain the life of the Spirit in you.  This is the Eternal desire of Our heart.  You can, therefore, be absolutely sure that the Omnipotent God will, through the Glorified Christ, work in you with a Power that can bring to pass things unexpected, things impossible!  What will not My church be able to do when her individual members learn to live their lives waiting upon God, and when together, with all of self and the world sacrificed in the fire of love, they unite in waiting with one accord for the promise of the Father, once so gloriously fulfilled, but still unexhausted!

My brothers and sisters in Christ…our God and Father has given us the eternal gift of His Holy Spirit to dwell in each one of us…never to leave me, never to forsake me: Because you are My child, I have given you the Spirit of My Son to dwell in your heart, and He continually cries out, “Abba, Father!” All who are indeed My children are continually led by My indwelling Holy Spirit!  He is the Power of the Most High God Who places me where I am to be, leads me where I am to go, shows me what I am to do to participate together with Him in His work, gives me the thoughts I am to think and to present, gives me the words I am to speak or write, and gives me Divine tokens of my Father’s Love for me.  The Holy Spirit Himself testifies together with my own human spirit, assuring me that I am indeed God’s child!  As God’s child, my place is to be available to my Father to be His messenger, His ministering spirit, His watchman, His prophet, whenever He calls me to Himself and sends me out in His Name.  Whenever God’s children respond with an unquestioning child-like obedience to the leading of the Spirit, His anointing rests upon us!

I want to share a personal testimony to illustrate how during the course of my everyday life as a child of the Most High God, obedience to the leading of the Spirit always brings the blessings of God, and how prayer, in agreement with God’s will, moves the hand of God.  Kristen had only known deep sadness and sorrow, intense crying and pain, overwhelming grief, loneliness, and broken-heartedness throughout the sixty years of her life.  There were the chains of broken and strained relationships… relationships between husband and wife; parent and child; brothers, sisters and family members; friends and neighbors.  Then the Lord opened her eyes to His Goodness, loving-kindness, and Power…and her eternal destiny was forever changed!

All who are indeed the children of God are continually led by the indwelling Holy Spirit of God.  As I walked along the path His Spirit had quite unexpectedly set before me in late September, 2014, He incredibly opened doors in front of me; incredibly parted the waters before me!  I experienced the most astounding 15 Spirit-filled days of my life! Obedience to the leading of the Spirit always brings the blessings of God… brings His blessings and salvation before the souls of Man.  All of these wondrous promises were manifested in astonishing reality when the Spirit of God Personally sent me to bear His blessings and His glorious gift of salvation to my cousin Kris in New Mexico!

Kris and I had never met until just 3 months prior, when I had planned a trip to Southern California for a four day visit with my lone surviving aunt… my mother’s sister…whom I also had never met.  My mother had just gone home to be with the Lord in December, 2013, and there were only 2 siblings of 13 children remaining alive in the Whiteman family…my Aunt Rita and an Uncle in Hawaii.  Kris lived in New Mexico, but was there in California to look after her mother; she and her sister Carol alternated spending several months at a time doing this.  We had a blessed time together, and she told me she had decided to relocate to California to live there to take care of her mother rather than making these trips from New Mexico and extended stays.

When I returned to my home in Florida, and Kris to her home [that she shared with a cousin, Ron] in Hurley, New Mexico [just outside Silver City], we stayed in touch as I tried to help her plan her move to Warner Springs, California.  After many phone conversations and hours of prayer on my part [my cousin was not saved], it became apparent that her situation was hopeless.  Kris had very little money to do this, no one who would make themselves available to help pack her household belongings which included a 1,200 sq. ft. work/storage shed loaded with artwork and equipment, and no one available to drive a U-Haul truck from New Mexico to California!  She was utterly despondent!

It was then, one early morning well before daylight during my daily time of communing with the Lord, that He told me, out of the clear blue, “Go to New Mexico and help your cousin move.”  I responded, “Well…OK, Lord; I will do that…but You do know I am 71, don’t You?  I have so little energy, strength, and stamina for doing something like this!”  How can I be sure this is You?  So I proceeded to make all the plans necessary to help Kris with her move…airline tickets, my housing accommodations in New Mexico and California, U-Haul truck reservation, etc.  But my continual prayer was, “Lord…if my planning to do this is not the leading of Your Holy Spirit but rather the leading of my human spirit, then please don’t let me go; keep me from doing this.  I do not want to go to New Mexico if Your Holy Spirit is not going to be with me.”  This was not just some frivolous prayer.  Several years prior, the Lord had Personally assured me, “As long as your heart is pure, I won’t let you make a mistake” [that is a quote!]…meaning that as long as I have no self-serving motives or agenda in what I wanted to do, and nothing I wanted to gain for myself, He would keep me from making a mistake, just as the Spirit stopped Paul from preaching the Word in the Province of Asia and would not allow him to enter Bithynia. [Acts 16:6-7]  I had prayed that prayer three times before prior to out-of-State ministry trips.  Once He intervened out of the clear blue to stop me from going; though I lost the money for the airline ticket and the hotel reservation, I praised Him for it, because I did not want to be where His Holy Spirit was not with me.  The other two times He permitted me to go, and I had the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon me the entire time!  I knew it, and could sense it beyond the shadow of any doubt…that what I was doing and speaking wasn’t me: I exclaimed, Oh Lord, this is not me; this is You!

The Lord didn’t stop me, and so I had the confirmation that I was going in the Power of His Holy Spirit.  As we were approaching the Phoenix airport, where I would board a little “puddle jumper” to Silver City, I was pleading with the Lord to keep me from getting airsick on that flight.  Kris, who like me is easily susceptible to motion sickness, told me how much she  dreaded that flight and how sick she has often been on it.  I got even more apprehensive after walking to the boarding area, and could see this little two propeller plane sitting on the runway…with a set of roll-a-way steps leading up to the door!  It was questionable whether we were even going to be cleared for take off because of the numerous severe storms in the mountains along our one hour route to Silver City [although it was calm in Phoenix]!  Finally…the pilot was pulling down on one of the two propellers to hand-crank start the engine!  I groaned, “Oh Lord, help!”  There were four rows of 2 seats on each side of the plane…sixteen seats in all; I walked bent over down the aisle to avoid scraping my head along the ceiling, and took a window seat…praying.  As we became airborne, I kept looking at the ominous clouds off in the distance…and kept praying the same prayer over the next hour: “Lord, please don’t let me get sick; I can’t afford to get sick.” Finally, the pilot announced we were about to land in Silver City.  I couldn’t believe it!  The entire trip was as smooth as glass!  Not even a bump!  I had never even been on a jetliner flight as smooth as this!  Not even close!  As I thanked the Lord for this very special blessing, He brought to mind, “If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, nothing bad will happen to you; no disaster will come to your plane [home]. For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go.  They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. [Ps 91:9-12]  Hallelujah!

Ron [Kris’ cousin] picked me up at the airport and drove me to the rental cottage I had arranged to stay at.  This was another wonderful move of the hand of God on my behalf!  This particular rental was my second choice. Originally, there was another cottage available that seemed better to me at the time, but I could not reach the owner, although I had left a number of messages.  I was going to find out later why the Lord blocked my first rental choice and led me to this one.  The owner of this cottage was very well known and well connected in Silver City.  It was through her that I would be able to get two local college football players, along with a local pastor, to help load our 14 foot U-Haul truck a week later…7,000 lbs. of boxes, equipment, and furniture…in the 2 hour time frame we had before dark that afternoon before the following morning’s scheduled 8 AM departure for California!

Nine thirty the following morning in Hurley, when I saw the loaded 1,200 square foot work/storage shed behind the house that needed to be packed, I understood why Kris was overwhelmed and depressed by this obviously monumental task!  Undaunted and confident in the Lord, I reassured Kris we would be able to do this in the 6 days we had.. and just began packing stuff in boxes!  As the hours rolled by, I was functioning like a 30-years-younger warehouseman…packing, lifting, moving, stacking 40+ lb. boxes!  I was wired!  I had energy, strength, and stamina that was not mine…and I knew it!  I commented to the Lord, “Whoa, Lord…this is not me; this is You!”  The Spirit of the Lord was upon me; I was anointed!  Kris  asked me several times during the day if I wanted to take a break.  I said, “No; you go ahead.”  She asked me if I wanted to have lunch.  I said, “No; you go ahead.”  I worked straight through to dinner time…when she looked at me in utter disbelief: “I can’t believe you worked all day long without a break!  How do you feel?”  I replied, “Wired!”  She and Ron are both 10 years younger than I.  Each day, for the 6 days we had to complete packing, the Lord energized me to work in this non-stop manner.  My only other prayer was, “Lord… please don’t let me get hurt.”  I had never worked with this kind of intensity my entire life!  We finished the task right on schedule…the evening before the day we were scheduled to pick up the U-Haul truck and then load it!  Hallelujah!

From the very beginning, the prospect of having to drive a fully loaded 14′ U-Haul truck…13,000 lbs. of sheer weight…for the twelve hour trip from New Mexico to California was quite intimidating.  The last time I had driven a truck was a deuce-and-a-half in the Army 40 years ago!  The route I was going to travel was also intimidating…starting in the mountain plateau of Hurley with an immediate 6,000 foot descent to sea level!  Then I would be traveling in the mountains of Arizona en route to Phoenix, through several dangerous mountain passes prone to sudden storms that truckers always warn about.  Then West for a 4 hour trip through the desert wasteland of California where the temperatures were currently reading 105 degrees [and this was October 1st!].  Then back into the mountains for a roller coaster 4,000 foot ascent with sharp curves, dangerous switchbacks, and sheer drop-offs along the sides of the narrow mountain road…to Warner Springs and Kris’ mother’s home in the boondocks!  I had visions of burning out my brakes, runaway truck, overheated engine…packing several gallons of extra coolant as a precaution for the trip!  I was in fervent prayer…”Oh Lord, watch over me, protect me, and keep me safe.”  The Lord reassured me…”Surely, Michael, I shall deliver you from the hidden traps and from deadly hazards.  I shall cover you with My pinions, and under My wings you shall abide with Me and find refuge.  You will be safe in My care; My truth and My faithfulness will protect and defend you.  You need not be afraid of any terror of the night, nor the sudden evil attacks of the enemy during the day, nor of any dreaded diseases that stalk in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death of disasters that surprise and lay waste at noonday. [Ps 91: 3-6]

Ron and I were at U-Haul rental in Silver City Tuesday morning 8 AM to pick up our reserved 14′ truck.  I thought it kind of strange we didn’t see a truck that size in the parking area.  After we entered the office I found out why…”Oh, your truck is in Las Cruces; you need to pick it up there.”  “Las Cruces?!  That’s 100 miles from here!”  Ron was ballistic, and belligerent…as a non-believer would naturally be!  I was bewildered at being blind-sided… so I calmly inquired of the Lord about it, and thought, “Well Lord…I don’t understand, but I trust You.  There is a reason why You allowed this to happen, and I know You make all things work together for good.”  We quickly checked out the only other U-Haul Rental agency in Silver City to see if they had a 14′ truck available in their lot… and then proceeded on our way to Las Cruces.

Things were not going well after arriving there; we went to several U-Haul rentals before finding out which one our truck was located at.  With the address in hand and Ron’s GPS, we headed for the other side of the City along a very busy elevated highway.  We exited where the GPS indicated, crossed under the highway, and turned down the service road in the opposite direction, along which the U-Haul Rental was supposed to be located.  It was nowhere to be seen!  So we re-entered the Highway and got off at the designated exit once again…looking much more carefully along the service road.  No U-Haul rental!  We did this a 3rd time, stopping along the way several times to ask directions.  No one knew of a U-Haul rental in the area!  Poor Ron was completely undone at this point.  I knew it was Satan trying to hinder me; I began inquiring of the Lord, and was prompted to say to Ron, “Lets try this one more time…but this time, lets go one exit further than the GPS indicates before swinging around onto the service road.”  We exited where the Lord had directed me, and pulled off along the side for Ron to answer his cell phone.  It was Kris, frantically asking why we hadn’t picked up the truck yet…that U-Haul had just called to tell her they were going to cancel our reservation if we didn’t show up in the next 15 minutes!  She gave us the phone number of the place we had been trying to find for the last hour…and after the agent asked where we were right now, he said, “Oh, we are just around the corner from where you are.”  Praise the Lord!

After filling out the paperwork for the truck, I climbed in, quite apprehensive about suddenly finding myself behind the wheel of a 14′ truck and faced with the prospect of a 100 mile drive back to Silver City! But now I knew why the Lord had allowed all this anguish, distress, and inconvenience to take place!  He had set aside for me a brand new state-of-the art U-Haul truck [just 10,000 miles on the odometer!]!  It had automatic downshifting for mountain driving…during the entire 12 hour trip to California I hardly ever had to even use the brakes!  The air conditioning in the cab was so cold I needed to wear a jacket during the trip through the 100+ degree desert!  The engine thermometer never budged off normal…no matter how steep the road, no matter how long the distance!  Even more…He had arranged for me to drive the 100 miles back from Las Cruces just to familiarize me with the vehicle and give me the confidence I would need for the trip to California!  Incredible!

As a child of God, I am His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works…which God Himself has planned in advance for me to do.  My place is to be available to Him whenever He calls…to be His messenger, His ministering spirit, His watchman.  All who are indeed children of God are continually led by the Spirit of God…if our antennas are up and we are listening for His voice behind us, saying, “This is the way; walk ye in it.” Although I was sent to meet Kris’ physical need to move from New Mexico to California, that was the door the Lord opened for me to minister to Kris God’s gift of salvation.  That was the spiritual purpose for the trip.  For 15 days I was able to testify to the many incredible things the Lord had done in my own life over the years.  She saw with her own eyes and heard with her own ears all the incredible things the Lord was doing right in front of her as the things I have written in this testimony were unfolding.  She couldn’t believe that I purchased for her as a gift [at the Lord’s leading], and arranged to have set up on site at her mother’s property before we arrived, a beautiful 10′ X 10′ oak shed as her artist’s work space.  She couldn’t believe someone would come all the way from Florida to help her do all this packing, when none of her “friends” made themselves available to help.  She couldn’t believe someone would be willing to drive a fully loaded 14′ U-Haul truck on a two day trip, and make arrangements for an overnight stay at a motel at the halfway point…when none of her acquaintances were willing to do so.  After reaching her mother’s place in Warner Springs, and unloading the truck with the help I had arranged with a local pastor…she was in tears, saying, “No one in all my 60 years has ever been so nice to me.  And you had only just met me for the first time three months ago at my mother’s house!”  These were the reasons why she so readily accepted Christ Jesus as her Lord and Savior.  Through the Power of the Holy Spirit, I was able to make Jesus real to her.  Her salvation was my blessing as well…that I could rejoice along with the angels in Heaven over this one lost soul who came to repentance and became the bride of Christ in Divine marriage! [Luke 15:7]   It was worth it all!

I don’t know whether in the depths of your heart you really believe there is a God in Heaven Who continually leads His children by His Holy Spirit, but this I do know…Kris was utterly lost, without hope and without God, and then the Holy Spirit commissioned me to be Christ’s ambassador, to reveal to her His fathomless Love, boundless Mercy, and infinite Grace!  She accepted His invitation and made a solemn vow to become the eternal bride of Christ!
I proclaim to you Christ Jesus…the One Who existed from the beginning, from Eternity Past, Whom I have heard with the ears of my own inner being, and have seen with my own spiritual eyes.  I have gazed upon Him and have spiritually touched Him with my own hands.  He is the Word of Life.  His Life is continually being revealed to me; I have seen it and testify to it, and I proclaim to you that He is the One Who is Eternal Life.  He always existed with the Father, and is now continually being manifested afresh and anew to me.  I proclaim to you what I have personally seen and heard in the depths of my soul, so that you also may enjoy this same fellowship together with us. The fellowship I continually enjoy is with the Father and with His Son, Christ Jesus.  I am writing these things so that you also may fully share together with me in this fullness of joy. [1 John 1:1-4]   It is our birth-right as children of the Most High God!

Abba Father, You have lovingly encouraged me, as well as all of Your children: Trust in Me with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding; but in all your ways…watch for Me and wait before Me, look off unto Me and listen for My voice; acknowledge Me in this way, and I will most assuredly direct your paths…I will most assuredly lead you and guide you by My indwelling Holy Spirit.  I have laid aside the blessings of obedience for My children!  Father, this is surely the blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with You: my waiting upon God…watching and waiting, looking off unto You and listening for Your voice…with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation, for You to reveal Yourself to me ever more deeply and intimately, and Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.  Hallelujah!
My soul, wait thou only upon God!  

REVIVAL  
My brothers and sisters in Christ…l
iving in the Power of the indwelling Holy Spirit is the entire focus of the 31 day Journey of Faith into the Holy of Holies.  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.  Revival begins in my own heart.  The Journey of Faith 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 Godly sorrow,  confession of sin, 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 with whom I come into contact…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 of sin 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 Christ 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! 

Absolute Surrender:

Are you prepared to go into the Garden that Jesus went to that night of His betrayal, and to walk along the path He was called to walk in demonstration of His love for the Father?  Our Lord Jesus asks of me…of each one of us…“Do you love Me with an agape love?”  Have you set your heart to walk along 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 not humanly possible to walk that path; only the Holy Spirit can set you free to walk that path, in His Power and in reliance upon His strength.  You can’t do it apart from Him.  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.

Blessed Holy Spirit…I freely lay my life on the altar of sacrifice, giving You free reign over the course and direction of my life on Earth.  As such, I no longer have any possessions of my own; all that I have belongs to You.  I have no plans of my own; I am here solely and only, wholly and always, to do Your will.  I have no privileges, no  expectations, no rights, no honor; I am Your bond-servant.
My time belongs entirely to You; I have no desires of my own heart, no purposes of my own for my life.  You are Lord of my life, and I live wholly surrendered to Your plans, Your purposes, Your will.  All of my motives, my attitudes, my dispositions are subservient to You.  Blessed Jesus…I have no attractions to the people of this world, nor the things this world has to offer, that compete with my attraction to You.  You are the choicest, most precious treasure of my heart.  I have no affections for the people of this world, nor the things this world has to offer, that compete with my affections for You.  I have reserved for You alone my sweetest, most tender affections.  I am wholly Yours, and You are wholly mine…wholly surrendered unto God, wholly given for the blessing and salvation of souls.  
My heart longs to be inflamed with yearning for God alone…to pour out my soul, my life, my all for You!

I plan to send out 31 reflections addressing different aspects of waiting upon God during the 31 days of our Journey of Faith.  I trust in the Lord they will be a blessing to you!

Brothers and sisters in Christ, let this cry of your heart echo through the depths of your soul:
Let the Earth, and all that’s in it, Shout for joy to the LORD!  I worship You, LORD, with gladness; I come before You with joyful songs!  I Know that You alone, LORD, are God!  You are the One Who made me, and I am Yours; we are Your people, the sheep of Your pasture.  I enter Your gates with thanksgiving, Lord; I come into Your courts with praise!  I thank You, and I praise Your Holy Name!  For You, O LORD, are Good, and Your love endures forever; Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations. [Ps 100]  Hallelujah! 

FIRST OF ALL, before all elseEnter His gates with thanksgiving; come into His courts with praise!:
Days of Elijah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUw7P0Sr1zQ

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

Destruction of America: Preparing The War For Anti-christ

Presentation: News articles: Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act is simply Build Back Better 2.0 and it’s a scam.  This is $93 billion in direct attacks on fossil fuels and energy independence.  The Inflation Reduction Act will ramp up inflation, oppress Americans and make them sick and poor.  When the gloss of the veneer on Democrats’ latest marketing campaign fades, you will be left with higher taxes, an out-sized and invasive IRS, increased energy costs, and handouts for the liberal elite.  

Joe Biden has signed into law the fraudulently named “Inflation Reduction Act.”  This whole story is most unfortunate for Americans suffering from high inflation and recession.  It’s a terrible bill and actually might increase inflation and deepen recession in the period ahead.  Above all, middle income working folks making less than $200,000 a year will pay significantly higher taxes.  Federal debt will rise over $50 billion and a massive increase in the IRS will trample American privacy and basic constitutional rights even more than has already been the case.  In fact, many of the new 87,000 IRS agents are likely to be armed, which is an incredible thing if you think about it, but among all the nutty things in this pathetic bill is another massive taxpayer-funded dose of Green New Deal programs that the public rejects but the Bidens obsessively support.  Some of the lowlights of this fraudulently named “Inflation Reduction Act” will be…

  • a $250 billion slush fund for the Energy Department (think of Solyndra to the 100th power);
  • $134 billion in tax credits for corporate welfare and Biden donors;
  • $27 billion for a “national climate bank.”  That’s right, a national climate bank…as in an EPA slush fund;  
  • $7.5 billion in subsidies for new electric vehicles that typical families cannot afford anyway and, by the way, most of the battery ingredients will disqualify even the cars for rich people because they’re made in China and the radical greenies won’t let resource-rich America mine these necessary minerals;
  • $3 billion for so-called “climate justice” for the Biden wokesters, whatever “climate justice” is supposed to mean;
  • $12 billion in new taxes on fossil fuels, a $1,500-per-ton natural gas methane fee.  All told, $93 billion in direct attacks on fossil fuels and energy independence;  
  • Embedded gimmicks to hide $250 billion-some odd healthcare spending; 
  • the wage-lowering impact of the $220 billion hike in corporate taxation; 
  • $74 billion tax hike on senior retirees and 401(k)’s;
  • $50 billion last-minute tax hike on small businesses.

None of this has been costed out by the CBO, so, to coin a phrase, “you won’t know what’s in this bill until it’s passed.”  Even then, we may not know what’s in this bill.  In other words, this bill raises inflation, deepens recession, prints new money, increases the debt, all of which will continue for Lord knows how long, but over the next 80 some odd years has no noticeable climate impact [which was the outright lying propaganda reason for it in the first place].  Does that sound as stupid to you as it does to me?  All that money, which requires higher taxes on all Americans, going to what exactly?  Nobody knows.  Actually, both houses of Congress voted in favor of this goofy bill without even knowing what any of it costs.  There’s been no CBO price-out of the overall cost.

 Brothers and sisters in Christ…

The Holy Spirit has been sounding the alarm over and over and over again…are you, your family members, your friends and neighbors still not listening?  Brethren…Do not be deceived.  The Global Reset is the preparation of the way for the coming rule and reign of the Anti-christ.    

Presentation: Dr. Mercola: The GREAT RESET.  The technocratic, transhumanist cabal intends to control the global population.  In short, they intend to control every single aspect of everything you do on a daily basis.  Not only do they NOT want you to exercise free will, they don’t even believe free will exists.  They intend to micromanage your life through digital surveillance, facial and voice recognition, through carbon credit scores and social credit scores, through digital identities and/or vaccine passports, through climate change countermeasures and bio-security measures, through AI assistants, online censorship, and social engineering.  They intend to control what resources you can use, where you can travel, your health and medical decisions, what you think and what you eat.  Look closely, and you will find that all of these plans have already been announced, and implementation is already in the works.   

  • The Transhumanist Agenda
    Transhumanism doesn’t acknowledge the reality of non-local mind or soul, choosing instead to view the human being as nothing more than a physical platform that can be altered and augmented in any number of ways, equipped with a reproducible neural network that allows for thinking and intelligence given the correct electrical impulses and neural connections. 
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution
    World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab wants to create a world in which humans are connected to the cloud, able to access the internet through their brains.  This is what the Fourth Industrial Revolution is all about…the merger of man and machine. This is how we know, without a doubt, that transhumanism is part of The Great Reset.  Of course, being connected to the cloud also means that your brain would be accessible to people who might like to tinker with your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behavior,  and that too is part of the plan.  They absolutely want to be able to control your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviors, from the inside of your physical body. 
  • Transhumanism also involves the selective breeding of physical human bodies, using artificial wombs rather than human beings.  Already, Chinese scientists have used CRISPR technology to create the first gene-edited babies (born in 2018).  They’ve also developed an AI nanny robot to care for embryos grown inside an artificial womb.  The system could theoretically allow parents to grow a baby in a lab, thereby eliminating the need for a human to carry a child.
  • The Rise of Anti-Humanism: Their Dream, Our Nightmare
    Part of why Great Reset adherents seem so dissociated from human life is…because they are.  Most normal people believe humans are sovereign beings who are free by divine authority. Technocracy, on the other hand, views humans as a natural resource, no different from an oil deposit or livestock, and they are to be used as such.  For the most part, once fully implemented, the control system will be fully automated, with direct connection to your brain.  Beliefs may be switched from one day to the next with a simple software update, automatically downloaded and installed from the cloud into your brain.  Brethren…READ THAT AGAIN!  UTTERLY SATANIC!  
  • They Want to Control Your Diet
    The technocratic cabal also intends to radically transform the food system, and are now busily working on ways to eliminate meat from our diet and convince us to replace it with synthetic lab creations and fake meat, which by the way is loaded with the worst kind of fat imaginable…industrial seed oils.
    To this end, the WEF has partnered with the EAT Forum, which
    will set the political agenda for global food production.  EAT has developed a “Planetary Health Diet” that is designed to be applied to the global population and entails cutting meat and dairy intake by up to 90%, replacing it largely with foods made in laboratories, along with cereals and oil. 
  • Bugs…It’s What’s for Dinner
    Forcing a transition to fake meats is bad enough, but it gets worse.  Now we’re entering the real indoctrination phase.  Four primary schools in Wales, U.K., recently conducted a real-world trial to see how children would take to eating mealworms, crickets, beetles and other insects, while simultaneously being brainwashed and indoctrinated to think they’re becoming “ethical citizens” who are saving the planet by ditching meat. 
    Two years ago, the European Union (EU) classified insects as ‘novel foods.’  In other words: the preparations for insect food have been underway for a long time.  As a result, edible insects are increasingly sold across the EU.  The UK Food Safety Authority (FSA) will provisionally allow trade in edible insects in supermarkets and retailers starting in June [2022], with full approval expected next year.  Evaluation is currently underway for crickets for human consumption; mealworms are also expected to be submitted soon.  
  • The Metaverse Exposed, a Parent’s Worst Nightmare
    They’re trying to destroy families and create a new dystopian world.  What this artificial intelligence expert predicts will become commonplace within the next 50 years to help “combat overpopulation”…virtual children that play with you, cuddle you, and even look like you…will make your blood boil.  It’s the worst possible form of enslavement. 
    The virtual children would only exist within the metaverse, and parents would interact with them using high-tech wearables like gloves that can deliver tactile feedback to replicate physical sensations.  
  • Resist…For The Sake Of Our Children’s Freedom
    Being able to see the globalists’ plan as clearly as we can see it now, we have an obligation to future generations to resist, denounce, and refuse any and all implementations of the technocratic agenda.  We need to join forces and present a united front.  We need to peacefully resist and say “No thank you” to everything they try roll out.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/lrnr82pn3dad8nt/18-23-virtual-children-pdf.pdf?dl=0

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. 

Beloved…be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.  Be alertly waiting for your master’s return from the wedding feast, so you may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks.  Blessed are those whom the master finds ready when he comes.  You also, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect! [Jesus…Luke 12:35-37, 40]  

End Times Of Biblical Prophesy

Following is a powerful message from the pulpit…3rd 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 10/3: Pandemic…A Biological Prophecy: Dr. David Jeremiah. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNcD3j3IES4

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 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 for 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

  • 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 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. 

I exalt You, my God and King; I praise Your Holy Name forever and ever!  Father, You are great and most worthy of praise!  Your greatness no one can fathom!  One generation commends Your work to another; they tell of Your mighty acts!  I speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and I meditate on Your wonderful works!  I tell of the power of Your awesome works, and I proclaim Your great deeds!  I celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness!  You are gracious and compassionate, Father, slow to anger and rich in love!  You are good to all; You have compassion on all You have made!  All You have made praise You, Father; Your saints extol You!  I tell of the glory of Your Kingdom and speak of Your might, so that all men may know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of Your Kingdom!  Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations!  You are faithful to all Your promises, Father, and loving to all You have made!  You are near to all who call on You, to all who call on You in truth!  You fulfill the desires of all who hold an awe-filled regard for You and bow before You with the utmost reverence and respect!  You hear their cry and save them!  You watch over all who love You, but the wicked You will destroy!  My mouth speaks in praise of You, Father!  Let every creature praise Your Holy Name forever and ever!

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 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. [Revelation 14:17-20] 

Revelation 15:1-8

The nations were angry; and Your wrath has come.  The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding Your servants the prophets and Your saints and those who reverence Your Name, both small and great…and for destroying those who destroy the Earth.  Then God’s Temple in Heaven was opened, and within His Temple was seen the ark of His covenant.  And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm, heralding the forthcoming release of all the hidden powers of eternity about to show themselves in active Earthward administrations.

And I saw in Heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels out of God’s Temple in Heaven with the seven last plagues…last, because with them God’s wrath is completed; last, because these angels are like the priests who pour out the drink-offerings of wine over the sacrifice before it is slain and consumed.  And I saw another vision…what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire…a vast sea with its fiery waves of just judgments about to be poured out upon the Earth…and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the Beast and his image and over the number of his name.  They held harps given them by God, and in sublime adoration of their mighty Deliverer sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb…just as the children of Israel once did on the further side of the Red Sea following God’s judgment of their pursuing oppressors in that sea:

“Great and marvelous are Your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are Your ways,
King of the ages.
Who will not fear You, O Lord,
and bring glory to Your Name?
For You alone are Holy.
All nations will come and worship before You,
for Your righteous acts have been revealed.”

After this I looked and in Heaven the Temple, that is, the Tabernacle of the Testimony…the Holy of holies…was opened.  Out of the Temple…from the inmost depth of God’s Holiness…came the seven priest-angels with the seven last plagues.  They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests befitting the priestly administration they were given to now perform: the offering of a great sacrifice to the offended holiness and justice of God.  Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven priest-angels seven golden bowls…priestly censers used for holding the fire when incense is burned…filled with the wrath of God, Who lives for ever and ever, to be poured upon the sacrifice preparatory to its oblation and final consumption.  And the Temple was filled with smoke from the awe-filled Glory of God and from His Almighty consuming Power, and no one could enter the Temple until the seven plagues of the seven priest-angels were completed! [Revelation 15:1-8] 

Following are several additional 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

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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