Friday, May 1, 2015

We Overcome

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 
[Rev 12:1-7]

Below is an article I posted in 2008 about this time of year. I believe that it needs to be read at this time. The Lord is calling His people to be a holy people, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people. Yea and amen, but this requires having clean hands and a pure heart, done only thru repentance through Jesus Christ (Y'shua Messiah).  It is a critical time...look around you. Watch and pray! It's almost time for the second Exodus and going into the wilderness.
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We Overcome May 26, 2008 5:44 pm (minor revision)

We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony... 


And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.
 [Rev 12:11] 

Suddenlies 
Things that are coming will be as unexpected and as sudden, as a lost wallet that disappears immediately after a purchase. No amount of searching will restore it, bring understanding or closure. Many people will blame themselves. Most will blame others, but the multitudes will blame God. 

People will be suspicious of each other and accusations will arise beyond measure. Countless will feel helpless and without hope. Things will begin slowly and build momentum, like a domino effect. 

Life will be frightening to people and they will not know where to turn. Hard lessons will be learned. Some will cry out to God and repent in spirit and in truth. 

For there is now therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ and walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. [Rom 8:1] 

But they who have prepared ahead have already repented and keep
 a repentant spirit in their heart. They who put their trust in the Lord shall be saved. The peace that passes all understanding will sweep over them and they will offer up thanksgiving, despite all outward appearances. 

They who keep a repentant heart and trust in the Lord will not fear nor be soon shaken. They will
 rise up in His power and might. In the time of trouble, He draws them closer and delivers them. For they have heeded the warnings and have received chastisement and correction, as obedient children of the most High Almighty God and One TRUE Holy Father.
Preparing for the Passover and the Exodus
For they prepared their hearts for the 'suddenlies' and the unexpected. 
For He, who loves His children will teach them, then test them. He will lead them and guide them. He will forewarn and protect them. 
They will sing to their Savior in the day of their affliction knowing that they are His. For who are they that are obedient? It is they who were willing to learn obedience through the things that they suffer, as did their holy Savior, Christ Jesus - He who learned obedience unto death. 

It is they who pick up their cross daily and willingly to crucify flesh. It is they who abide in Christ, knowing that it is not they who live, but Christ Jesus, [Yshua] our Messiah, who lives in them. 

They consider not their own lives, but lay it all down, believing that He who commanded them to crucify self, would also come with His resurrection power. Against hope, they believe in hope. They believe in the words of their Messiah, Yshua / Jesus who said, With MEN it is impossible but with GOD, ALL things are possible.

Walk By Faith, Not by Sight 
In the days ahead, walk by faith not by sight in the wilderness
Yea indeed, to walk by faith and NOT by sight, simple faith as a child. It is they who understand the authority of His name, the power of His blood and all that He did accomplish by being crucified, buried, resurrected and ascended by the power of His Father, the Most High Almighty God. 

Yes, the true sons of God [those hidden in Jesus the Christ] are manifesting, being united as one body [His body, His bride, the ekklesia (called out)] through the Holy Spirit of the Most High.  

Simultaneously, the tares are gathering, united as one in the 'spirit of antichirst - [the false christ], because their 'father' (Satan aka Lucifer, the dragon) counterfeits [mirrors] all that he sees the Almighty do, for he is the father of lies, a murderer from the beginning - the roaring lion who roams around seeking whom he may devour. 

These are the days to prepare.  No time to delay.
These are the days of testing and trying the heart to see if you love the Lord your God, and to purge [purify] us of all that is not of Him, to remove the dross in the refining; to remove every spot and every blemish, for He will have a holy people. Do not fear the days ahead, which you were forewarned would come suddenly and unexpectedly. Trust Jesus/Y'shua, King of kings and Lord of lords. Keep watch for His return. Pray for others and all the Holy Spirit leads you to pray for.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  [Mat 7:13-14]

For the narrow road is difficult with many trials and tribulations. Yet by not trusting and obeying the King and Lord, the love of many has waxed cold and many will fall away. This is already happening, it shall increase just as Jesus [Yshua] foretold.
 
The love that waxes cold not only leaves its first love [Christ Jesus], but it also lacks compassion and love for fellow brethren and the unsaved. They have become desensitized as daily reports of lawlessness and brutal travesties fill their ears, and as sin increases (lust of eyes, lust of flesh and pride of life).  
 
Some walk with praise on their lips, but their hearts far from God, whilst others are fooled by delusion for they did not seek truth (strong delusion comes [2Thess2:9-12]), and others still just simply abandon their faith. Dark, dark are these days, but they are only a shadow of the greater darkness that soon covers this world. Sin overwhelms the world.

God’s (Yhvh) children walk by FAITH and not by sight. They have learned not to fear man (what he will do), but to only fear [revere, honor, respect, be in awe] their Father God, [fear/know]understanding His great power, authority and might. They walk in the Spirit of LOVE - His Spirit, His love.  

Yet, love is also justice and judgment.  Love judges righteous judgment.  We will love what God loves and hate what God hates.  Many in the Body of Christ are deceived, believing what they want to believe, without heart-searching repentance, praying, seeking and waiting for the counsel of the Lord. 

Instead, many blindly follow after lies that have been cleverly disguised and hold fast to secret, willful or presumptuous sin(s).  There is mixture, like clay and iron.  Satan began his deception in the Garden of Eden, but he did not stop there.  Flesh and Satan work hand in hand. (The Spirit wars against the flesh and flesh against the Spirit [Gal 5:16-21])  Truth has been twisted and lies are brilliantly presented.  Satan is subtle, crafty and clever.  

Ah, may the LORD, ALMIGHTY GOD (Yhvh), the Great Spirit Chief keep us. We must repent.  Indeed, we must ever humble ourselves with repentant hearts, confessing our sins, then will He hear, forgive and help us to endure now and in all that is coming.

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Now Mine eyes shall be open, and Mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there for ever: and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually. [2Chron 7:13-16]

May WE be considered worthy to escape these things (NOT as in pretrib rapture but by Sovereign protection), yet we must love not our lives unto death.  This world is not our home.  

It is a narrow path; a narrow way. Few find it because few want to let go of all sin, all unrighteousness that the Father reveals to us (a humbling, painful process).  Repent whilst we still canThere is a way and that (one and only) way is through Jesus Christ (Y’shua Ha’Masiach) of Nazareth. 

For the strait gate, where few willingly enter in, can only be entered in by through Jesus the Christ (Y'shua the Messiah), and by the OBEDIENCE of those who TRUST their GOD.  Get ready.  It time to prepare for the suddenlies and the unexpected that shall come soon enough (more than ever).  Time is almost up. Abide in Christ and He in you.

Selah

For HIS glory


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