October 25, 2022

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

REFLECTIONS
These are the cardinal truths concerning the life of waiting upon God, and how deep down these truths go to the very root of spiritual life. [Andrew Murray, Waiting on God]

  • The very Nature and Being of God, as the only Possessor and Dispenser of any life there is in the Universe, implies that He must every moment communicate to every creature the power by which it exists, and therefore also much more the power by which it can do that which is good.  That capability for Mankind to do that which is good is solely and only through the Holy Spirit…God’s Eternal Gift given to those who are born-again to dwell within us, never to leave us nor forsake us, to be the source of our strength and the Power of our life.  
  • The very nature and being of a creature, as owing its existence to God alone, and equally owing to Him each moment the continuation of that existence, implies that its happiness can only be found in absolute, unceasing, and continual child-like dependence upon God.
  • The great value and blessing of the gift of the Spirit at Pentecost, as the fruit of Christ’s Redemption, is that it is now possible for God to take possession of His redeemed children and work in them as He did in Adam before the fall.
  • In the Spiritual life, our great need is the knowledge of two great lessons.
    The one…our entire sinfulness and helplessness…our utter impotence by any effort of our own to do anything towards the maintenance and increase of our inner spiritual life.
    The second…the infinite willingness of God’s Love…which is nothing but a desire to communicate Himself and His blessedness to us to meet our every need, and every moment to work in us by His Son and His Holy Spirit what we need.
  • Therefore, the very essence of true religion, whether in Heaven or upon Earth, consists in an unalterable dependence upon God… an unreserved child-like dependence upon God…because we can give God no other glory than yielding ourselves to His Love, which created us to show forth in us its glory, that it may now perfect its work in us.

I have been much impressed by the thought of how, in all our religion, personal and public, we need more of God.  I have felt the need for God’s people, in our worship time, to wait on God much more than we do; to make the cultivation of a deeper sense of His Presence, of more direct contact with Him, of entire dependence upon Him, our definite aim and personal goal.

At all our conventions and assemblies, too little time is given to waiting on God.  Is He not willing to put things right in His Own Divine way?  Has the life of God’s people reached the utmost limit of what God is willing to do for them?  Surely not!  We need to wait on Him; to put away our experiences, however blessed they have been; our conceptions of truth, however sound and Scriptural we think they seem; our plans, however needful and suitable they appear; and give God time and place to show us what He could do, what He will do, if we would only just give Him free reign to do with us as He pleases.

The great lack of our religion is…we do not know God.  The answer to every complaint of feebleness and failure, the message to every congregation or convention seeking instruction on holiness, ought to be simply, “What is the matter?  Have you not God?”
If you really believe in God, He will put all right.  God is willing and able by His Holy Spirit.  Cease from expecting the least good from yourself, or the least help from anything there is in man, and just yield yourself unreservedly to God to work in you.  He will most assuredly do all for you.  This is the gospel we so little know.  Would God that we might get some right conception of what the influence would be on a life spent…not in thought, or imagination, or effort…but in the Power of the Holy Spirit, wholly waiting upon God.  He can do new things, unheard of things, hidden things.  Let us enlarge our hearts and not limit Him.  When Thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, Thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at Thy Presence.  For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside Thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him. [Isa 64:3-4]  

My beloved child…this is indeed the privilege of all My children: All who are indeed My children are continually led by My indwelling Holy Spirit!”  So I counsel you, walk in My Spirit.  Watch for Him and wait before Him; look off unto Him and listen for His voice.  He will place you where you are to be; He will lead you where you are to go.  He will show you what you are to do to participate together with Me in My work, give you the thoughts you are to think and to present, the words you are to speak or write.

The very essence of a blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with God…an abiding life of faith in God…can be summed up in this one, all-encompassing, principle:
WAITING UPON GOD, with and unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence…
FOR GOD TO REVEAL TO ME His plans, His purposes, His will, and a deeper revelation of Who He is…
SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.

Continually and unceasingly, day and night, my heart needs to breathe in that breath of life that comes from the Holy Spirit and sustains my spiritual life…just the same as my lungs need, continually and unceasingly, to breathe in that breath of life that comes from the outside air and sustains my physical life.  This is the blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with God.
Abba Father…
since I have been raised with Christ Jesus Your Son into newness of life, I continually set my heart upon the rich eternal treasures that are above, in the Heavenly realms, where Your Divine Son Jesus is seated at Your right hand.  I continually set my mind and my thoughts on the things of Heaven and the spiritual realm, not on the things of Earth and the physical realm.  For I died in union with Christ Your Son, and have been raised up together with Him into newness of life; my new life is hidden now with Christ Jesus in You, Father.  When Christ, Who is my life, appears, then I also shall appear with Him in glory. [Col 3:1-4] 

Confident assurance that it is not in vain:
In the confident assurance in God which faith gives, I am ever to remember one thing above all…to wait upon God.  My chief need in waiting upon God, one of the deepest secrets of its blessedness and blessing, is a quiet, confident persuasion that it is not in vain; courage to believe that God will hear and help.  I am waiting upon a God Who never could disappoint His people!  In the utter insufficiency of all human strength, “Be strong and let thine heart take courage.”  I am to let NOTHING in Heaven or Earth or Hell…let NOTHING keep me from waiting on my God in full assurance that it cannot be in vain! [Andrew Murray]

My waiting…His revealing…my cooperating and responding:
Waiting upon God is the single most important habit of my spiritual life, and the essence of true religion; it is itself the highest privilege of the creature and the highest blessedness of His redeemed child.  As I wait upon God, and cooperate with His grace, and respond to His Holy Spirit, He Personally works in me both to will and to do by the Power of His Holy Spirit.  
My soul, wait thou only upon God!  So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” [ Zech 4:6]  

My waiting…His revealing…my cooperating and responding:
Waiting upon God is the essence of a deep and intimate personal relationship with God in Spirit and in Truth.  The personal experience of God as He reveals Himself, His plans, His purposes, His will, is what deepens my knowledge of God, and separates from mere knowledge about God.  There is an eternal separation between personally knowing God, and knowledge about God.  My soul, wait thou only upon God!  Formerly, I had heard of You only by the hearing of the ear, but now my spiritual eyes see You! [Job 42:5]

My waiting…His revealing…my cooperating and responding:
I am to live every moment of my everyday life, whether involved in things that are sacred or things that are secular, waiting with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence upon God…for Him to reveal His plans, His purposes, His will, and a deeper revelation of Who He is…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.
I am never to initiate, never to act according to my own wisdom, knowledge and understanding.  I am only to cooperate and respond, according to the leading and guiding and counsel of the Holy Spirit.  This is the blessed life of a deep and intimate personal relationship with my Father.  My soul, wait thou only upon God!  I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. [Jer 10:23]  The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise.  There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. [Prov 12:15; 14:12]

My waiting…His revealing…my cooperating and responding:
Think what new meaning and promise this gives to my life of waiting upon God…that Jesus gave His disciples this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about.” [Acts 1:4]  Just as the disciples tarried at the footstool of the Throne waiting upon the Spirit of God, it teaches me ever also to do likewise.  It reminds me that I, too, can only be strong in the life of faith, or the work of love, as I am in direct communication with the Father and Christ Jesus, through the life of the Spirit Who dwells in me.  It is the Spirit of God Who Personally lives out the life of Jesus in me…a life of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial…as I give Him free reign to do so.  And it is the same Holy Spirit Who Personally works out the death of Jesus in me, conforming me ever more deeply into the likeness of His death…death to sin and death to self…in order that I may thereby attain, more and more, to the Power of His resurrection life out from the dead.  It assures me that the Omnipotent God, through the Glorified Christ and the Power of the Holy Spirit working in me both to will and to do, will bring to pass things unexpected, things impossible…all to the Glory of God!  My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.  From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides You, Who works for those who wait for Him. [Ps 62:5; Isa 64:4]  You will receive Power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; then, you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth. [Acts 1:7-8]

My waiting…His revealing…my cooperating and responding:
Waiting upon God…watching and waiting, looking off unto Him and listening for His voice…with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation…

for God to reveal to me His plans, His purposes, His will, a deeper revelation of Who He is…
SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.

My waiting…His revealing…my cooperating and responding:
“Wait only upon God;” my soul, be still, and let thy God unfold His perfect will.  
Thou fain would’st follow Him throughout this year, thou fain with listening heart His voice would’st hear, thou fain would’st be a passive instrument possessed by God, and ever Spirit-sent upon His service sweet…then be thou still, for only thus can He in thee fulfill His heart’s desire.
Oh, hinder not His hand from fashioning the vessel He hath planned.  “Be silent unto God,” and thou shalt know the quiet, holy calm He doth bestow on those who wait on Him.
So shalt thou bear His Presence, and His life and light e’en where the night is darkest, and thine Earthly days shall show His love, and sound His glorious praise.  And He will work with hand unfettered, free, His high and holy purposes through thee.
First on thee must that hand of Power be turned, till in His love’s strong fire thy dross is burned, and thou come forth a vessel for thy Lord, so frail and empty, yet, since He hath poured into thine emptiness His life, His love, henceforth through thee the Power of God shall move and He will work for thee.  Stand still and see the victories thy God will gain for thee; so silent, yet so irresistible, thy God shall do the thing impossible.
Oh, question not henceforth what thou canst do; thou canst do naught. But He will carry through the work where human energy had failed, where all thy best endeavors had availed thee nothing.
Then, my soul, wait and be still; thy God shall work for thee His perfect will.  If thou wilt take no less, His best shall be thy portion now and through eternity. [Freda Hanbury; 1882]  

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 every day 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 every day 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.  

THE GOD OF MY SALVATION

My soul waiteth only upon [is silent unto] God: from Him cometh my salvation. [Ps 62:1]  

My beloved child…since salvation indeed comes solely and only from God, and is entirely My work, just as your creation was…it follows, as a matter of course, that your first and highest responsibility is to wait on God to do that work in you which pleases Me.  Haven’t you yet understood?  I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you, and not to harm you; plans to give you a sure hope and a wonderful future.  You are My workmanship, created in Christ Jesus My Son to do the good works I Myself have  planned in advance for you to do.  Every day of your life has been recorded in My Book before you were born, before you ever began to breathe.  So why, then, are you so careless about spending time waiting upon Me, for Me to reveal to you My plans, purposes, and will for you?  All that My Church needs, as well as each of its individual members, for the manifestation of My Mighty Power in your lives and in the world, is your return to the true place that belongs to you both in Creation and redemption, the place of absolute and unceasing child-like dependence upon God.  All the difficulties keeping you back from experiencing My full blessings of Pentecost that belong to you in the fullness of your salvation have their cause in this one thing: the defective knowledge and practice of waiting upon God.

Abba Father..I realize that my great need is to cultivate this grace and, at any price, learn its blessed secret!  You, as Creator, formed me to be a vessel in which You could show forth Your Power and Goodness!  It was never intended for me to have in myself a fountain of life, or strength, or happiness…the ever-living and only Living One was each moment to be the Communicator to me of all that I needed.  My glory and blessedness was not to be independent, or dependent upon myself, but to wholly and entirely depend with an unreserved child-like dependence upon You, Father…a God of such infinite riches and love…and to have the joy of receiving every moment out of Your fullness the riches of Your grace.  After mankind’s fall, there was not the slightest hope of recovery out of my state of death but in God, Your Power, and Your Mercy.  It is You alone Who began the work of redemption through Your Divine Son Jesus; it is You alone Who continues and carries it on each moment in me, as well as in each of Your children, through Your indwelling Holy Spirit.  Even in the regenerate soul there is no power of goodness in myself; I have and can have nothing that I do not each moment receive from You.  Waiting on God is just as indispensable, and must be just as continuous and unbroken, as the breathing that maintains my physical life!  Continually and unceasingly day and night, I need to breathe in that breath of life that comes from Your Holy Spirit and sustains my spiritual life…just the same as my lungs need, continually and unceasingly, to breathe in that breath of live that comes from the outside air and sustains my physical life!

My child…yes, your one great need is to realize, in the depths of your being, your absolute poverty and helplessness, your absolute and unceasing dependence upon Me…the unspeakable blessedness of continually waiting upon God to BE ALL and to DO ALL in you.  Waiting on God then becomes your highest hope and joy as you look, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation, to receive each moment what I by My Holy Spirit each moment work.  If only you would take time to learn and more fully apprehend how I, as God, as Infinite Love, delight to impart My Own Nature to My child as fully as you give me free reign to do so, how I am not weary of each moment keeping charge of your life and strength, how all that you would ever need or want or desire comes from waiting upon Me!  It is the ascribing to Me the Glory of being ALL; it is the experiencing that I am indeed ALL to you.  God unceasingly giving and working; My child unceasingly waiting and receiving.  This is the blessed life, **(your name)**!

Abba Father…enable me by the Power of Your enabling grace to embrace this 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 God to reveal to me Your plans, Your purposes, Your will, and a deeper revelation of Who You are…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.
I do understand, Father, but enable me to more fully embrace the Eternal Provision made for Your children…the gift of Your Eternal Holy Spirit given to dwell in me, never to leave me, never to forsake me.  And Your purpose for doing so was for me to give Him free reign in my life to place me where You want me to be, lead me where You want me to go, show me what You want me to do to participate together with You in Your work, give me the thoughts You want me to think and present, the words You want me to speak or to write.  Abba Father…I want to follow the example of Your Divine Son Jesus: I only do what My Father shows Me to do; I only speak the words My Father gives Me to speak.

Behold the One on Whom I am waiting!…the Everlasting and Almighty One, Who offers His Everlasting Creator-Strength to work in me, Who carries me in His Jehovah-Strength as I ride upon the wings of His Omnipotence.  You, O Lord, are the One…
Who made the heavens,
Who made the Earth by Your Power,
Who founded the world by Your wisdom and stretched out the heavens by Your understanding,
Who created the North and the South,
Who establishes order in the heights of Heaven,
Who spreads out the northern skies over empty space,
Who suspends the Earth over nothing,
Who causes the pillars of the heavens to quake, aghast at Your rebuke, Who shakes the Earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble,
Who marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness,
Who is the Maker of the constellations and all their starry hosts,
Who seals off the light of the stars,
Who speaks to the sun and it does not shine,
Who alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea, Who rules over the surging sea and by Your Power churns up the sea,
Who sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from Your storehouses,
Who moves mountains without their knowing it,
Who makes clouds rise from the ends of the Earth,
Who wraps up the waters in Your clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight,
Who covers the face of the full moon, spreading Your clouds over it,
Who by Your breath the skies became fair,
Who scatters Your enemies like dust,
Who performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
And these are but the outer fringe of Your works; how faint the whisper we hear of You!  Who, then, can understand the thunder of Your Power?  When You pass me, I cannot see You; when You go by, I cannot perceive You.  If You snatch away, who can stop You?  Who can say to You, “What are You doing?”  Dominion and awe belong to You, Lord God Almighty; the heavens are Yours, and Yours also the Earth!  You are worthy, my Lord and God, to receive with awe-filled praise all the Glory and Honor and Power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their very being!  Splendor and majesty are before You!  Your wisdom is profound, Your Power is vast!  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your Throne; love and faithfulness go before You!  Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your Presence, O LORD!  I rejoice in Your Name all day long; I exult in Your righteousness!  For You are my glory and my strength, and by Your favor You exalt our horn!  Indeed, my shield belongs to You, O LORD, my rule belongs to the Holy One!  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 our life-long 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.  Our Journey of Faith as resident aliens on this Earth [we are citizens of Heaven] demands 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 within 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!

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!:
Grace That Is Greater Than All Our Sin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je22nSpTZVQ

Destruction of America: Preparing The Way 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.  

Sometime later this week, Joe Biden is going to sign 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 will 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 begins to unfold and play out.  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 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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