Friday, September 25, 2015

Window of Time

And He said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in His own power. [Acts 1:7]

It is the nature of people to want to know the who, what, where, when and [the] why of a matter and most certainly, this also pertains to those who have faith in Christ Jesus/Yeshua. We long to know what is going to happen and when, where will it happen and who will be behind it - who will it effect? How often do we ask the 'why' of a circumstance or event? 

As often stated in recent years, multitudes sense a foreboding as they witness and hear all that is happening in these turbulent times globally. Date after date and predicted cataclysmic event after predicted cataclysmic event has inundated believers throughout history, but never as much as in these past five years.

Asteroids and Comets
"While asteroids consist of metals and rocky material, comets are made up of ice, dust, rocky materials and organic compounds. When comets get closer to the Sun, they lose material with each orbit because some of their ice melts and vaporizes. Asteroids typically remain solid, even when near the Sun." Source: Universe Today

To a certain degree, there has been a fear of celestial objects plummeting into the earth for centuries.  Yet, since the comet Elenin scare in 2010/11, the fear of comets and asteroids hitting the planet has escalated to 'astronomical' heights (play on words intentional). 

The comet was first observed by Leonid Elenin in December 2010, hence its name. By mid-October 2011, Elenin had disintegrated to such an extent that it was no longer visible on even the more powerful telescopes.

Yet from the time of the first public announcement of Elenin's existence (dubbed Planet X or Nibiru), until its final demise in 2011, millions of people (unbelievers and believers in Christ alike) were filled with angst, panic and fears.

There was a mixture of reports circulating in written materials, in videos and on the airwaves from both mainstream and alternative sources, including from diverse Christian and religious communities. Confusion and conspiracies were rampant. 

Thousands postulated that the government and even certain religious leaders of all nations knew much longer than the general public about the impending destruction of life "as we know it" and were heading for their own "well-stocked" hidden places of safety. These were said to be the underground bases.  
News reports, predictions and yes, prophecies were unbridled. Once the comet disintegrated and the anticipated dangers of the comet became a thing of the past, the voices that had implanted much fear into the hearts of millions suddenly were silenced. Life "as we know it" continued on.

How soon do we forget? It seemed that no sooner had the fires of impending danger from the heavenly realms been quenched when again it was ignited. Fears were fueled yet again at the discovery of another comet. News coverage, predictions, prophecies and conspiracy theories regarding comet ISON were duplicated but magnified. 

ISON
Two Russian amateur cosmologists, Artyom Novichonok and Vitali Nevski, were observing space and reporting to the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON). Accordingly, a comet that was detected by the astronomers in September 2012 became known simply as ISON.
When the comet was noticed in September 2012, it was dubbed ISON. Global havoc, earthquakes, pandemics, meteor showers were all predicted by supposed "insiders" working in fields and positions that put them in 'the know'

As time went on, it was stated that if the comet itself did not hit earth, then the debris from its tail would certainly wreak havoc globally. Prophecies and prophetic words were everywhere. There were also the naysayers, but for the most part, they were ignored. 

Even I had a prophetic word at that time. It was not so much the increased hype in the mainstream and alternative media that moved me to seek the Lord, but rather the volume of emails that I was receiving, not only including informative links, but a remarkable number asking questions and requesting prayer. 

Is it not true that the thunder of many voices affect us all? Yes, I did decide to inquire of the Lord specifically on the matter, not only due to the emails, but also after I had a dream that involved a puzzling scene involving two U.S. and Chinese generals. In the dream, as I walked uphill to deliver a message (at the request of the US general), an asteroid zoomed horizontally across the sky. 

With the dream in mind, in my prayers later I had asked if we 'should be watching the asteroid', to which the Lord answered, "No, watch the government."  

It was also the time of GridEx II (a drill to simulate a major blackout) and NERC, yet deep within I knew that the Lord's answer had nothing to do with any of these things - ISON, GridEx, NERC or the three days of darkness being prophesied.  He was speaking in a futuristic and sweeping (overall) sense. 

The NY Times reported:

"[...] thousands of utility workers, business executives, National Guard officers, F.B.I. antiterrorism experts and officials from government agencies in the United States, Canada and Mexico are preparing for an emergency drill in November that will simulate physical attacks and cyberattacks that could take down large sections of the power grid."

Prophecies were plentiful that announced "three days of darkness", a consequential earthquake and a far-reaching tsunami. These prophecies began with the announcement of the sighting of Elenin, but were echoed with the announcement of ISON. 

After prayer, I felt led to write.  Below are excerpts from the article. 

"Some believe the three days begin on either 28 or 29 Novermber as they believe ISON will hit the earth (Puerto Rico).  Prophetic words went forth from a few sources and went viral. I began prayer on the 17th in a serious mode, as emails increased and expressed urgency and excitement (some believe the Lord is coming for His Bride and the Bride shall be glorified to do the greater works and 'return to earth' OR they postulate that it will happen 'while we are in our homes' on the three days of darkness).

On the seventeeth of Novermber, the Lord woke me for the third and fourth watch. It began with scripture [...]"

Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. 

Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in My name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. [Jer 14:13, 14]

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal My words every one from his neighbour. 

Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. [Jer 23:30, 31]

(Note* - Although it was not mentioned in said article, it was obvious to me that the Lord's choice of scriptures was to still the fears that had burdened His people due to the false prophecies of the three days of darkness, along with the horrific earthquake announced and the tsunami that was to follow.)

It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. [Lam 3:22, 23]

Continuing onward...

Excerpt: (regarding November 13 and 14)"The Lord said nothing would happen on those days, so I posted that and aired it - the Lord was right (I know nothing more than anyone else about these things...only what He reveals during prayer, which He would do for 'any' who seek Him and inquire of Him.) He is Faithful and True; He alone is glorified."

Excerpt: (people prophesied that the darkness would begin the 28 or 29 November) I posted:
"There is nothing occurring 28/29 - no three days of darkness beginning there.

The 'destroyer' is coming. The Word of God cannot lie, but we cannot take things out of the order in which God (Yhwh) revealed them to us.  Isaiah, Matthew (Jesus' words) and Revelation all speak about the sun being darkeneed, moos a blood, the stars falling etc. but as Barbara Mallett mentioned (and I concur)...is prophecy being 'pushed', trying to force things ahead of time?

I do know that she believes a nuclear device will be detonated and blamed as an asteroid, which will cause a tsunami and fulfill the prophecy regarding Puerto Rico. I do not agree at this time, simply because the Lord has not said so.

God is Sovereign. None can force His hand nor can they stay it."

Excerpts: " He warned us to watch the governments. He has warned us to watch for the 'Judas' '. He has warned us to keep in prayer, stay close to Him. He has warned us that brother will turn upon brother.
He warned us that there will be those who will kill us, believing that they are doing God a service. He has warned us of darkness, gross darkness and how there would be a famine in the land - a famine of God's word.

Behold the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: [Amos 8:11]"

[...] "ISON is a sign.  The Lord foretold us about signs in the heavens.  He also gave warnings.  There is an order of things that is consistent throughout His Word. We cannot change the order. His Word will not return void.  Seek God - abide in Jesus Christ - watch and pray."

[...] "We know that the sun will be darkened and the moon turn red (blood moon) and the stars will fall from heaven, the sky will be as a scroll rolled back; the earth will reel to and fro like a drunkard - the Word of God says so. The Word is Spirit and it is truth.

But we cannot force prophecy to unfold, nor can we take it out of God's order of things to happen.  What we can and must do though is: keep a repentant heart - watch and pray. Pray that in His judgment, He remembers mercy.  Keep looking up for our redemption draws nigh, in HIS time and in the way He foretold us.  Bless the Lord!"

Original post:  http://crossinthewilderness.blogspot.ca/2013/11/ison-november-28-and-29-and-three-days.html

A previous word of the Lord
You must decide and choose wisely - to not be overwhelmed by the chaos all around you. Keep your eyes upon Me, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Me [...] (see 2Cor 10:5)

Bring doubt into captivity, for doubt is the seed from which fear shoots forth and its fruit is unbelief. I continue to remind you, for all My people have need of reminding.
Keep a repentant heart and stay humble before your Creator.  For by Me, you shall scale a wall and run through a troop.  My angels go forth at My command. Have I not equipped you with armour? Have I not taught your hands to war and your fingers to fight? [...]

Mankind will never know all things upon this earth; neither will mankind come to understand all things, despite their wisdom and their most valiant efforts.

Fear not the earth changes, or pole shifts, or the stars and constellations, or the earth reeling to and fro as the seas rise, for the earth shall vomit and spew destruction.

I have forewarned in My word; I AM Sovereign.  These things must be.  The winds of war shall blow across this nation, as well as other nations and great shall be the death and destruction. 

(end of excerpts)

The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. 

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. [Is24:21]

For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. 

And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. [Is 13:10, 11]

The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter. [Rev 8:10, 11]

Asteroid 2012 TT5


Indeed, amongst believers there must be a definite paradigm shift. It is absolutely necessary. History repeats itself yet again. We are now being told that anytime now (up to the 28th or 29th of September), an asteroid of phenomenal proportions is going to hit planet earth.
There are (or were) apparently six asteroids that we should be concerned with; with one that has/had the potential to destroy London. NASA refutes any immediate danger, but conjecture and speculations are heard from those distrust the reports. 

Asteroid 2012 TT5 is said to be the worst of the six. Come again are the prophecies about the three days of darkness, a devastating earthquake and a tsunami, complete with calls to repentance. Many are referring to the prophecy of Efrain Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican minister and said prophet, who had apparently warned NASA years ago in a letter.

My understanding is that we should always keep a repentant heart and not just repent when we are afraid that we may die or a cataclysmic event is about to occur. As for the prophecies of the three days of darkness, an asteroid and tsunami happening by September 28th or 29th this year, I do not concur.

The Lord has indeed written of things that will occur in His word. However, for any of us to state the day and hour is not for us to speak it forth. People insist that they are not giving a 'date', but warn of the signs and the hour we are in. Yet, even though date-setting is denied, these prophecies come forth at the same time that as potentially dangerous celestial bodies are announced.

There will be no asteroid hit in these next few days as prophesied or predicted, nor will three days of darkness occur in that time slot. I trust the Lord and that is the clear understanding that I have. I do not want the blood of any upon my hands, but I must speak forth what the Lord is revealing to me.

As always, people will sit and watch to see whose 'word' will be true. Well, it surely is not a competition, and surely none of us want to be wrong, but only God is true and only God knows all things. 

Yes, the Lord said He would do nothing unless He reveals it to His prophets (His people), but when He does reveal a thing, all who are His will agree, not conflict. We can discern by reading God's Word to see the order of what will occur, according to the written Word of God.

Yes, consistently the LORD tells us to "watch and pray".  Do we pray against these things, meaning do we ask if it is possible for a delay to a judgment?   Do we pray for His mercy in judgment or do we desire desperately for our prophecy to come to pass so that we will be considered a 'true prophet of God'?  Do we ask for His guidance; what He would have us do?

This is the third time in four years that we hear of 'three days of darkness', a devastating comet or asteroid hitting earth, followed by an earthquake, tsunami or both. It is obvious that the days are evil. It takes no prophet or seer to know these things.
I am not making light of what people are speaking forth or judging them, but are we not to guard ourselves, what we think, what we speak, what we allow ourselves to trust in? Many are genuinely sincere about what the Lord has told them, but is it not true that the Lord's timing is not our timing?  Man, I have had to learn that one myself the hard way.

The paradigm shift necessary is one that goes from fearing the events taking place (or that will take place, giving careful consideration to God's Word) to having a healthy fear of the Lord and "believing His Word, which does reveal that which is to come.

His people must learn to rest in Him and fully trust our God, myself included.
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. [Mk 13:33]

Yes, we must watch, but then we must pray. The Lord does not want us living in fear of what is happening, fear of the possible scenarios, circumstances and events that are said to be pending. These past years, fear has been propagated.

We constantly hear of deception on all levels (from political to religious and everything in-between), natural calamities, increase in crime, disease, drought, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, famine, wars, terrorist threat, blood moons, Shemitah, economic collapse, martial law, changes in laws...

On and on and on it goes, like the never-ending story, the never-ending fears.

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon you. [Hos 10:12]

And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. [Dan 11:35]

We cannot be moved by every wind of adversity; every prediction or prophecy. When we watch, we are not caught unaware; when we pray, the Lord will reveal. It is no wonder we were instructed to both watch and to pray, so that we would remain balanced and continue trusting the Lord will lead us.

He promised to guide us when we acknowledge Him, leaning on Him and NOT on our own understanding. We are not to be wise in our own eyes, and we are instructed to depart from evil. (see Prov 3:5-7)

Window of Time
Perhaps a month ago (I am not certain of the exact timing), I told a sister in Christ who is also a close friend that the Lord was giving us a 'window of time'. How large a window, I did not and do not know, but I believe Him.

We who love Him know beyond a shadow of a doubt that all that was written in His Word shall come to pass. Will others try to push prophecy to happen as Barbara Mallet had suggested a few years ago? Undoubtedly, yes. 

Do I believe the prophecy about Puerto Rico being hit by an asteroid and the horrific tsunami that will follow the foretold event? The Lord has not revealed to me that it is imminent. As a result, I had not given it much thought and only recalled it when told about the recent prophetic words from others that are again mentioning it, along with the three days of darkness.  
We must pray as led by the Holy Spirit. There are too many voices in agreement,belonging to those who are well-known and not so well-known on the social media sites, among believers and unbelievers alike (about three days of darkness, asteroid - all this month or early October). Many are popular radio personalities that have their own websites and videos on Youtube, as well as on other platforms. I do not agree that it will be this month or early October. 

However, God's word is established. As stated in Deuteronomy, the heavens, even the highest heavens and the earth, and all that is therein belong to the Lord. (See Matthew 24; Revelation 6 and 8). God (Yhvh) is Sovereign. All that He does is done decently and in order, even if we, His creation, do not understand or agree with His ways. At the end of it all, we will understand and marvel at His wisdom and power. 
I do realize that I am going against the stronger current here with my position of opposing the prophecies circulating around these asteroids at this time. It is understood that the window of time is there due to God's mercy and grace (and the prayers of the righteous). In 2 Peter 3, the apostle wrote to us stating that a day is as a thousand years to the Lord and a thousand years as a day.

Peter also wrote that God is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering, not desiring that any should perish.  As I've often stated, as surely as an ant cannot know or comprehend the ways of mankind, neither can mankind know or comprehend the ways of our Creator.

In a day when the majority trust no one or anything, we who love and follow Christ Jesus (Yeshua) must trust Him.  When all else fails, He will not fail us nor ever forsake us. It would be us that would have to leave or forsake Him. Lord knows that all of us have failed Him at one time or another; all have fallen short of His glory - all of us!

Be Strong and of Good Courage
There are ten verses at least in the Bible that tell us to be strong, and at least nine times we are told not only to be strong, but to be of good courage. Below are only two of those examples.

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be you dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with you whithersoever you go. 

And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with you; He will not fail you, nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.  [Josh 1:9; 1Chron 28:20]

Some may say that those scriptures were in the Old Testament and do not apply to us today. I beg to differ. The words of Yeshua (Christ Jesus) were recorded for us.

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He has said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee
[Heb 13:5]
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach) is the Word come in the flesh and comes in the flesh (of believers). All that God has spoken, He will bring to pass in His timing, not ours. He created the time/space continuum, but He is not limited or contained therein.

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure:  [Is 46:9, 10]
All is in God's hands, including the timing of the events prophesied in His Word. There is an old saying that 'courage is not the absence of fear, but the acquired ability to move beyond fear.'

That quote was actually rephrased from the original version, spoken by Mark Twain who said: "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."  

Interestingly enough, there are 100 verses in the Bible, where either God or an angel, a messenger stated, "Fear not", beginning in Genesis.

After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.  [Gen 15:1]

End Times

With many of us struggling with trust, even in trusting the Lord in the more intimate matters of the heart or in understanding certain things that occur, the words of Jesus/Yeshua make more and more sense in these dark and evil days.

And shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall He find faith on the earth? 
[Lk 18:8, 9]

Jesus was speaking of the widow woman who continually sought an unjust judge to grant her justice with a certain adversary of hers. She was wearing down the judge with her continual pleas, so to rid himself of her, he decided to grant her request.

The Lord is judge over all and just in all of His doings. Can we trust Him to judge righteous judgment when it comes to those plotting evil? Can we hold fast to our faith, knowing that all is in His hands and that He is faithful to perform that which He has spoken?

Even when persecution comes our way, which is increasing exponentially as the day of our Lord's fast approaches, we must endure to the end - despite it all.
We are in a bloody war, with diverse battles forever manifesting.  It seems as many go through times where one battle ends and another begins, with little or no relief. 

Indeed, we must abide in the Lord, keeping a repentant heart. We must watch and pray, trusting all into His hands. We must surrender to His will, dying to self and yes, I personally know how hard that is - but so does the Lord! Yet to the Lord, our obedience is better than sacrifice and our listening better than the fat of rams. [1Sam 15:22]
We have the armour of God to put on, remembering that our battles in this war are not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. [Ephesians 6]

We must love and pray for one another, encouraging each other to endure to the end, holding fast to our faith and cleaving to our first love, Jesus/Yeshua. We are not ignorant of the devil's devices, and we can surely see the evil in our day, which we realize is rising, but we have instructions, one of which is below. 
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. [Eph 6:12]

With that being said, I now step out on the proverbial limb, trusting in the strength of the Lord to uphold me, and post this. May it bring comfort to the reader and may the shalom of Christ, which passes all understanding, envelope you and keep you strong in Him.

for His glory

Bonita                                  dovesofthevalleys4@gmail.com

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