Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Foreboding Precipice

All day I have hoped to get this posted, but it’s been a day of distractions and delays; even an accident where the car got t-boned (none hurt). So, the post is much later than I had anticipated.

I had prayed about the possibility of al-Qaeda attacks and was to say, “Not today…” (no al-Qaeda attack) on American soil today.  Just as in July, a warning went out from MSM (mainstream media) that ISIS had threatened America with a 4th of July, 2016 attack

None came. Local law enforcement agencies received a bulletin from the FBI to “remain vigilant during upcoming national holidays and military events due to the heightened threat of attacks” (ISIS).

November 8, 2016 is voting day for the American people, and ISIS once again issues a warning. No great ISIS attack will occur this date. Trust the Lord, for only He knows all things. 
If the terrorists’ announcement was to put fear into people to prevent them from venturing out to vote, or whether the strategy is to supply a steady feed of propaganda to wear the people down, matters not. God is still Sovereign.

Although a shooting took place in California that killed one man and injured two women, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department set a tweet out. 

“[Shooting] does not appear to have any direct connection to the election/polling places.”  Two nearby polling stations were closed as a precautionary measure. 

The gunman, armed with an assault rifle, is dead. We give thanks to God for His Sovereignty and that no major attack took place!

Foreboding Precipice 
My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.  [Jeremiah 4:19]

Even so, we are still at the edge of a foreboding precipice. It reminds me of when Moses and the Israelites were at the edge of the Red Sea [Sea of Reeds?]. We are either all in, and trust God for what He says to us, or we can look back in fear at the approaching armies.

We’ve got to forget about logic when it comes to God’s miracles. Man will forever be searching for knowledge, wanting to understand all things, but we never will. 
Just as the Israelites acknowledged the walls of water that evidenced the parting of the sea, they still had to take the step of faith to begin to walk between those walls.

Yes, they were pushed to the edge, just as we are now. How many of us who are sensing the approaching danger and urgency in our spirit feel hard-pressed to make right and wise choices? 

We must cry out for mercy and grace because Satan is trying to get many to give up and turn back to Egypt. Also, Satan wants us to believe that Jesus has not set us free.

We must take the step of faith upon the dried land between the walls of water. If we lean on our own understanding (logic), the circumstances will bring us into fear and unbelief, as surely as it did Peter when he stepped out on the water – with Jesus (Yeshua) right there in front of him!  
Simon Peter was overwhelmed by the reality of the circumstances as he looked around. His logic kicked in and he realized that he was doing the impossible. He began to sink. 

Fear came upon him and he cried out to Yeshua (Jesus), 'Lord, save me!' And Jesus said, O you of little faith, wherefore (for what reason) did you doubt?  [Mat 14:31]

We must go through the baptism of fire, to be transformed and not consumed. It’s a purging, in order to complete the deliverance from bondage, even though Satan and his armies (seen as Pharaoh and his Egyptian armies in ancient days) are in hot pursuit of us.
The purging fire is to remove spots and blemishes (dislodging and removing the last bits of dross to purify the gold and refine the silver).  The promise comes only after the ‘crossing over’.  There can be no confusion at the water’s edge.

In you, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
Let my adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. [Ps 71:1; Ps 109:29]

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. [1 Cor 14:33; Is 9:5] 

(This passage goes immediately into speaking of the Messiah who would be born, a son – Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.) Be strengthened. God is for us!

For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? [Rom 8:23; 31]  

I felt the weight of approaching danger. As I lay down to rest two nights ago, I saw things that I did not want to see. In fact, I tried to stop seeing what I was seeing, but I could not.

I have heard of such visions seen by others, but have never experienced one quite like this horror. There were before me, body parts, strewn about the street, but it was not just one street; it was several in what looked like a city.

The body parts of the dead were those of people of all ages, all races, male and female, men, women and children – young, old, rich, poor; it did not matter. Death was not particular… animals were also destroyed. 

I tried to escape the scene by looking away (awakening), yet I was not asleep.  Yet instead, my eyes remained closed, fixed on what I saw.

In the vision, I moved as one translated (suddenly taken) to another street and saw more devastation. I heard the screams of the terrified, the injured, the confused, those mourning; those crying out desperately to another.
Then the ground began to shake. The road began to heave and split. I sensed it to be my continent – North America, cities.

Like anyone else, this is not something I want to see. My heart aches – what is it, Lord? I do not have answers as to if it is war (though it is coming, civil (domestic war/civil war, civilian uprising), people versus each other and people against government (continental and global). 

Is the shaking, upheaval (splitting, opening up) of lands and destruction of people and animals from an earthquake? Or was it from missiles (from external sources or from an internal false flag)? Or was the devastation from a meteor? 

I do not know yet. God alone knows, and whomever He reveals it to.  We have heard predictions of earthquakes, tsunamis, incoming asteroids and war continuously even from voices in the secular realm. 

Yet, the Creator of all things gave us the Holy Scriptures (His Word), wherein He forewarns people of all of these things. 

He Who Has an Ear - Let Him Hear
Son of man, I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at My mouth, and give them warning from Me. [Ezek 3:17]

Try to find time to read Ezekiel 3. It is a short chapter of twenty-seven verses. We who are Christ’s, born-again believers, are called to be watchmen. We were told to, “Watch and pray…”  Why do you think it’s a narrow road? Who wants to be the bearer of bad news, when others are saying, “Peace and safety…”

We are to speak to the lost and the righteous (followers/disciples of Christ Jesus/Yeshua), yes, both alike. We are to take seriously the responsibility, or the blood will be on our hands. 

If any of us are entrusted with a message from the Lord, will we be faithful to deliver it despite the enemies of the cross, despite the naysayers?
Ezek 3:27 (last verse in chapter)

But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say unto them, Thus says the Lord God; He that hears, let him hear; and he that forbears (to cease or refrain [from doing something]), let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

Messiah Jesus is to Return
Again we are reminded of Matthew 24, deception and betrayal abound in the last of the last days. He said to look up to the heavens (skies), and to remember how advanced technology is.  What is everything we are hearing and seeing really pointing to?

The Muslims are expecting their Imam Mahdi , the Jews are awaiting Moshiach (Mashiach) and Christians await Jesus Christ (Yeshua).  The Muslims and the Jews expect arrival soon. I cannot pretend to understand it fully, as I have only recently come to hear of these and have not studied the matter.

The Jews (not the Messianic) expect two Messiahs; one being the son of Joseph and the other being the son of David. That is one thing I do not understand, unless it is in reference to the ‘two sticks’. However, from what I do understand, the Jews believe the sticks represent Judah and Israel.

This is why they believe there will be two Messiahs; Messiah, son of Joseph (suffering MessiahIsaiah 53) and Messiah, son of David (ruling Messiah). This thesis is not what this article is about, but was brought up to reveal how Christians, Jews and Muslims are all awaiting the Anointed One.

However, the Jews and the Muslims do not believe that Jesus Christ (Yeshua) is the Saviour of the world, who comes in the flesh. He came physically in the flesh over 2000 years ago, and He comes in the flesh of the born-again believer. Here is an article about the Two Messiahs that Jews expect, if interested.

I do believe judgment has started, and that it began in the Lord’s house some time ago, as that is where God said it would begin. People confuse “judgment” with “God’s wrath”, known also as the ‘day of the Lord’. It is my understanding that the saints will not experience the wrath of God.
The stage is being set for the revealing of the Antichrist, but there has to be extreme chaos, confusion and violence first, so that people will be glad for the peace he brings. It’s a trap, as the Scripture reveals.

Things are about to change, radically. We were warned. The Bible does not give us every single detail as to the leading up to the ‘great tribulation’, nor does the Lord reveal the day or the hour. We are told that no one knows this, yet people still do date-setting.

Jesus (Yeshua) did tell us exactly what to watch for [Mat 24]. Something heavy is about upon us…danger approaches. Every fiber of my being senses it, and I know that I am not alone on this. 

It is not that any of us who understand Christ’s words are looking forward to that time because we know it will be an incredulously horrific time – a time such as not ever been seen before or ever seen again.

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. [Mat 24:21]

As stated before, as long as there is breath in our bodies, we have opportunity to choose to repent.  However, once we pass from this physical realm, opportunity to repent has also passed.  Justice and judgment await all.

Watchmen

What manner of beast arises, I cannot say. ISIS (Daesh) is only one manner of beast. How often did the Lord bring evil armies to invade the lands of His people, as judgment, in order to bring them to their senses and draw them to repentance?

Son of man, when a land sins against Me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out My hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it; Though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, says the Lord God.

Though these three men were in it, as I live, says the Lord God, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate. Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go throughout the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it;

Though these three men were in it, as I live, says the Lord God, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves. [Ezek 14:13, 14; 16-18]

A sword indicates in the above verses indicate God’s judgment upon ungodly people, wicked in their rebellion against God, against Christ, against the gospel.  Ezekiel prophesied of Jerusalem’s fall.  The sword means judgment by means of violence, war, hostility, military slaughter (carnage).

At times, it is a nation and their leader that brings war upon a land. Other times, it is God. Either way, God is Sovereign.  The ‘sword’ is only one way the Lord brings judgment.  Ezekiel, Daniel, Revelation – these books speak about God’s judgment in the latter days.

Even Jesus (Yeshua) said: Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace but a sword. [Mat 10:34]  All people must follow the instructions of God for themselves alone, not what man says. In Luke 22:36, the words of Jesus are recorded.
And He said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lack you anything? And they said, Nothing. Then said He unto them, But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in Me, And He was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold here are two swords. And He said unto them, It is enough.  [Lk 22:35-38]

The Lord has spoken about a ‘sword coming across the land’. I understood that it meant judgment is sent out and is fast approaching. In His mercy and grace, God forewarns people. He always has, and is faithful to continue to do so.  Why?

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 My eyes shall be open, and My ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. 
[2Chron 7:14, 15]

Revelation 6:4 speaks of a “great sword”.  This is not that time now, but we are headed that way as Biblical prophecies are seen coming to fruition.  Repentance is required to bring us back into unity with God through Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah).

Obedience is not required simply as a ‘must do’, but as the sure way of being in God's will and the reward it brings, blessing. God gives us principles to guide us, commands to obey and a righteousness to seek in and through Christ. 

He longs to have us live in His strength, to bring us to new frontiers as He leads and to be blessed. Yet, mankind has become a rebellious people. Therefore, judgment must come to draw people to repentance.

That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world; [Phil 2:15]
God’s word will be accomplished. 

So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I send it.  [Is 55:11]

There are personal promises that are about to manifest. Miracles have already begun to happen, and the reports trickle in slowly. MSM rarely speaks of miracles, or God’s hand in any given situation.

We were warned by Jesus (Yeshua) that false prophets would arise and show many signs and wonders. [Mat 24] Satan always counterfeits all that he sees God doing or that he knows God plans to do (via Holy Scriptures). This is to bring confusion, division and ultimately to deceive all of mankind. 

He will appear as an angel of light, and in the end times, he possesses the body of the man who will appear as "Christ", but will become known as the "Antichrist".
Our safety is in Christ alone. These are the days that we must indeed cleave to God, abiding in Jesus.

(*Note – I am going to be adding to this post over the next several hours, as time permits. However, since this day had so many setbacks, I will publish what I have.  I will be delving into technology, military aircraft, UFOs and more).

for His glory alone


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