Sunday, May 7, 2017

Take Heed No Man Deceive You

(NOTE*: This article was updated/edited - added to)

Take Heed!
Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.  [Mat 24:4, 5]

At the end of December 2016, I had wondered if the Lord had anything to say about the New Year.  With chaos and confusion and tension building in every nation globally, it is natural to wonder what is going to happen or what all the turmoil is leading up to. Yet, no matter what, we have to keep reminding ourselves that the Lord is our safe refuge, our strong tower and always precisely on time.

The Holy Spirit will lead us in the way that we need to go, whether corporately, individually and/or both. God is not a fortune teller, but as the one true God He cautions and warns. He is the true Living God that can safely and wisely direct our steps by His Spirit. None else can.

Only God knows each of us intimately (He is omnipresent, which means that at all times, He is everywhere or ever present).  Only God fully understands where we are at well enough to guide us in His wisdom.  He is omniscient (all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise).

The Holy Spirit laid upon my heart some of what to expect this year. It has been confirmed prophetically by others in their own words. The Body of Christ receives the same message, but as individual parts, we all have our own personalities, as did the prophets and apostles of old who wrote the Holy Scriptures. These things are not just for a select few to know.
In Joel 2:28, God promised to pour out His Spirit in the last days, and sons and daughters would prophesy; old men would dream dreams and young men would have visions.  The Lord said that He would pour out of His Spirit and His servants and handmaidens would prophesy. Today, from the very young to the old can prophesy as the Spirit gives them utterance.  People who are not prophets can speak forth prophetic words; they can prophesy. This is God’s doing through His precious Holy Spirit.
God pouring out His Spirit upon many people first happened on the day of Pentecost. On that glorious day, tongues of fire fell on about 120 people praying in the Upper Room and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Peter explained what had happened (in Acts 2:16, 17) when citizens from as far away as Asia, Egypt, Rome, Arabia and other countries heard people speaking in the native tongues of their country.

Baffled and amazed, they wondered what it meant. Not understanding, certain mockers accused those who had been in the Upper Room when the tongues of fire fell, of being full of wine (drunk), but Peter made it all very clear that it was none other than the words of the prophet Joel fulfilled.

Therefore, multitudes today prophesy because of that very promise of God. However, knowing what the end times entailed, Jesus forewarned that we are to try every spirit to see if it is of God because of the vast number of false prophets that would be out in the world today. And it is so…

Miracles and Great Trouble
From the December 2016, here are excerpts from that which the Lord laid on my heart:

“This coming year, there are going to be many miracles, many long-awaited visions, dreams and prophetic words finally coming into fruition.”

(Scriptures were given about the “fear of the Lord”, as well as those who keep His commandments. [Ps 147; Deut 5 and Rev 12]

“Yet again, the Lord mentions the “clash of the kingdoms”.

This coming year not only brings blessings, but also a year of great trouble. Stay close to Christ. Seek Him for answers and to lead you. that includes leading you to a prophetic word if that is what He desires to do.

Yet I caution (a gentle reminder) that we are not to chase after people for a prophetic word, but to run to God, who promised to pour out of His Spirit in the last days and sons and daughters will prophesy. [Act 2:17]

Allow Him to confirm a thing to you as HE chooses to do so. Be prepared for a clash of the kingdoms. A year of miracles, but also a year of great troubles! Stay close and hold fast to the Lord.”

(End of excerpts)

So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.

Then said Jesus unto him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. The nobleman said to him, Sir, come down or my child die. Jesus said to him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he went his way. [Jn 4:46-50]
The story goes that the nobleman’s servants met him to tell him that his son was alive. When he asked his servants the hour he began to recover, and they told him, the father knew that it was the same hour that Jesus had told him to go, and that his son lives. He and his entire household became believers.

We are told in God’s word that in the end times, there will be signs and wonders, both from God and from false prophets. All of us need to be able to discern which is which.  When the Lord said at the very end of last year that great miracles (blessings) were coming, but also great trouble, we must believe Him even if we do not see things immediately.

One such miracle happened quite recently when a category F4 tornado swept through Tulsa, Oklahoma and carried a mobile home, along with five family members inside, for 130 miles before dropping it, mildly damaged yet intact in Kansas. The family was unharmed.
Everyone was amazed at such a miracle. Apparently the five members prayed for slightly over over four long hours, whilst the mobile twisted and turned precariously in the winds. Imagine the adrenaline coursing through their veins for that many hours! A harrowing experience! What a test of faith! And ironically, the woman’s name was Dorothy. What are the odds?
Everyone was talking about it, including me. How amazing! Imagine a mobile home ripped up from its foundation and carried in the volatile winds for over 130 miles! Incredible. Nothing is impossible with God!

What cushioned the landing of the mobile home was a car, which the mobile landed on. The vehicle had no occupants inside at the time of impact. The mobile home suffered little structural damage overall.

But what were we told? Jesus us told us to watch and pray. He also exhorted us to try ever spirit to see if it is of God or not because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 

Is it not true that we often believe what we want to believe, especially if a thing seems to bring glory to God? The story was first published by World News Daily Report in 2015 and republished in 2017. The majority must have missed the story the first time around, even me. It is “fake news”, a satirical story published by World News Daily Report. 

Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms were buzzing with the ‘miracle’. And all the while, the staff at WNDR news site, and likely the devil himself, were laughing at the gullible Christians who were praising God for such a miracle. How it quenched the spirit within me when I found out.

It was not until I was preparing to write this article, to share the jubilant news with others of the greatness of our God that I discovered the wool had been pulled over my eyes and I had not even discerned it. How many of us read the words of Jesus, "...IF it were possible, even the elect will be deceived." 

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before.  [Mat 24:24, 25]

I was one of the gullible, until it was impressed upon me to check to see what other news sites were saying. Surprise, surprise, they were all silent on the report. Red flag!  Snopes and TruthOrFiction both posted that the miraculous ride through the tornado, with five survivors, including “Dorothy” was FAKE news. The entire story was satire.

Definition of satire:  the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other issues

Did I feel stupid? Perhaps some, but worse was the realization that my discernment was not as keen as I had thought it was. Perhaps some read the article and knew immediately that it was fake, particularly when they saw the name Dorothy. Others would think the  name to be a humorous coincidence.

A reader has to scroll to the very bottom of the page, which carries a news article, a wealth of comments and several other stories, before coming to the DISCLAIMER that World News Daily Report posts. Scroll to the very bottom of the page of the report: Tornado carries mobile home 130 miles


“World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.”        

Jesus/Yeshua Warns Us

Jesus said to the nobleman that unless he sees signs and wonders he would not believe. And although there will be signs and wonders, it is best that we do not seek after them.  The disciples and Jesus were on the Mount of Olives, when they asked him privately what the sign of His coming and the end of the world would be, and when?
The very first words out of the Messiah’s mouth in answering them were: “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

Deception!  The very first thing Christ Jesus warned them (and us) about was deception as the time of His coming approached, and the end of the world. Four times in His speech He cautioned about deception. [Matthew 24]

We are in that time now. It grieved me that I fell for the story at first. I put nothing past God; He is the God of the impossible. However, that was not the first test in discernment that I had failed recently. 

My discernment was always keen before and for that I give the Lord glory. But the Lord is showing us all that what worked five or ten years ago does not now. Be on guard because I do believe the Lord is allowing the testing. What tripped me up may not fool you, and vice versa.

The Lord God most often saves the best until last. The adversary [Satan means adversary], who counterfeits and mimics all God does, has also saved the best till last. He is only just now beginning to pull out his heavy artillery. He is bringing out his strongest deceptions now and he is most convincing. 
If mankind can pull the wool over our eyes, how much more can Satan and his legions?  Just wait until the False Prophet and the Antichrist are revealed, and most if not all, will not know at first. Satan is king of deception! You don't think that you can be fooled as I was? Be on guard and pray that you will not be.

Not only is the Lord shaking up His people (judgment begins in His own house), and shaking has begun in the world, He is doing more...much more in this hour. The Lord is allowing many tests to try His people right now, and they are more difficult than those in the past.  

We cannot even begin to imagine the powers that exist. We are blown away by technology, the ability to have X-ray vision; night vision; to appear invisible; to remote view; super soldiers; holograms; weather manipulation; chemtrails, to name a few.

There is also cloning (replicating DNA, making identical copies), hybrids (animals and mankind), transhumanism (mankind and machine), and on it goes.  I do not need to carry on because the list is incredibly long and grows longer quickly and continuously, one discovery after we "can be as gods". Still the same lie that we were told in the Garden of Eden.

We are in dangerous, dark and foreboding days.  Not only is our discernment being challenged, but the Lord is also shaking things. It now is clear to us that the Lord God has spoken through many about "shaking" and He is doing it now

The Lord has been warning about a "shaking" for a long time. Not only in His written word, but warning through His people. I do know He mentioned it a few years back to me and I posted it, but where is it on this blog, I have no idea.

That matters not, I am but one voice. Amongst seven billion people, my voice is but a peep.  Yet when one voice is mingled with thousands upon millions of other voices, a roar sounds and the message is heard, whether accepted or not, it is most definitely heard.

The Lord God has repeatedly and graciously spoken this warning through a multitude of other vessels. He is good beyond measure!  A sister in Christ named Amanda Hagerman was one of the voices the Lord chose to speak through back in December of 2012 about the coming shaking. 

No one can say the Lord does not give fair warning. He first warned us through the Holy Scriptures.
See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaks from heaven: Whose voice shook the earth: but now He has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 

And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.  [Heb 12:25-27]

Whatever He reveals, we must work with Him by repenting and being cleansed. The Bride shall be without spot or blemish. Are you without these things (spot or blemish)? I am not yet perfected, and oh, how I pray for increased discernment!

No one is pointing fingers. If we are being corrected, it means that we belong to the Lord, that we are His children. Let us strive to walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh. Let us pay very close attention to all that is being told to us and no matter what, learn and LEARN QUICKLY, to take all things to God.

If we believe our discernment is keen, we may well fail because despite our experience and intellect, things are not as they once were. Most of us have been deceived (fooled) at some point and at least once in our lives, if we have lived long enough. We believed someone or something because we trusted.  
Yet it must be said that if it was not gravely possible that even the wisest can be deceived, Jesus would not have begun his very speech about the last days with: Take heed that no man deceive you. [Mat 24:4]  Did He say, "take heed, you blind and foolish ones?"

Absolutely not. He was speaking to each and every one of us. Did I check out the story when a Christian friend read it to me from her cell phone? When I first looked it up, did I scroll down to the bottom of the page on my own and see the disclaimer? Did I pray about it?

The answer is no. Not at first. I only checked further and deeper when I decided to write about the "miracle".  Then the prophetic word God gave me would be established by this "truth", this "sign".

O how we can be like Jonah at times. God wants people to repent, even today. Jonah knew that if he prophesied about coming judgment and punishment that Nineveh would repent and that God would be merciful and relent. He did not want to appear as a false prophet.  Jonah was not happy when Nineveh repented.
If we are brutally honest, those who publish prophetic words or messages from the Lord, are we not like Jonah?  Do we hope that our prophecy or prophetic words will come to pass so that we are PROVEN to be true and hearing from God?  Will we run far as Jonah did at the idea that people just might repent?

Well, I know that I know that those who speak forth messages from the Lord most certainly do hope their words come to pass. Yet one thing I was shown long ago is that if we have a dream or vision or receive a prophetic word about coming judgment, after warning people, we are to pray for God's mercy. 

We are to pray that people repent and turn their hearts back to God. We are not to hope the judgment comes so we can prove to be "true ones". That is the wrong heart attitude and believe me, the Lord God WILL deal with it, in His time and in His way. 

The very thought makes me tremble. Do we fear the Lord, truly fear Him, or have we gotten comfortable in our relationship with Him because He speaks with us...because Jesus paved a way for us to communicate with God. He has been teaching me very clearly to forget SELF...stay humble before our God.
He has shown you o man what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. [Micah 6:8]

Despite the constant rhetoric about "fake news" since the days of Trump's campaigning, I accepted the story because to me such a "miracle" glorified God (the true, living God). I believed it because I wanted to and because I know God is the God of the impossible. I do not doubt that He can do anything.

I once wrote that Solomon was considered the wisest man who ever lived. Even to this day, reference is made to Solomon and his wisdom. Yet, in all his wisdom, he still fell away from obeying Almighty God because of his lust for women and the love he felt for his foreign wives.
The Lord God warned him not to marry foreign women or they would sway him towards worshipping their idols, their false gods, and that is exactly what happened. In the end, Solomon was deceived into disobeying God because of a weakness he had in his flesh.

His weakness may not be ours; my weakness may not be yours and your weakness may not be mind, but we ALL have weaknesses. Satan will target those weaknesses in order to deceive us and to make us fall.

We think we are so much wiser than Adam and Eve, and Saul, and Peter and all those in the Bible who were also very confident in their standing with God, and yet failed in one way or another.

Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore (for what reason) let him that thinks he stands take heed (beware) lest he fall.  [1Cor 10:12]

It seemed such a simple matter, an amazing news story that I did not see any need to take it to the Lord or pray about it. However, I have been praying about increased discernment.

I do believe that Father God (Abba), in His goodness and wisdom, allowed me the embarrassment of such a trivial thing, in order to "shake me" into realizing the lateness of the hour - the foreboding and deceptive times we are in, but also to drive home the fact that without Jesus (without taking all things to Him in these evil days), then we can be (and likely will be) deceived.

Dear reader, it is only going to get increasingly worse and very quickly! This cannot be sugarcoated or played down. Yes, I realize that everyone is weary of hearing about the "end of the world" and the "return of the Lord", only to see things continue on the same.

And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all thins continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 
[2Pet 3:4]

This is the doing of the enemy, Satan and his legions. Jesus warned of it. Daniel warned about the "wearing down of the saints" [Dan 7:25]. This is only the precursor to the real wearing down. The worst is yet to come.

I must remind myself as well. Take every thing (no matter how trivial it seems) to the Lord. It is best to err now and be corrected than to err later where it could mean our death, or worse, it could mean leading others astray. God forbid!

Be careful (anxious) for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. [Phil 4:6]

for His glory


(Note*:  Edited/updated/added to on May 9/17 - BP/2017)

Friday, April 28, 2017

It Will Come Suddenly

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me: You shall stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand shall save me.
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me. Your mercy, o Lord, endures forever. Forsake not the works of Your own hands.  [Ps 138:7, 8]]

Do not doubt – great trouble is coming and greater distress of nations. All My people who prophesy are back and forth, speaking two messages – judgment and repentance; love and forgiveness.
Even the heathen hear the rattling of sabers, hear the threats of the nations, one against another, and see the maneuvering, positioning and testing. The stench of evil is in the air and all around. None escape it; therefore, from young to old, believer and unbeliever, people sense something horrible is over the horizon.
Fear not. You were forewarned.  [Mat 24]

How long have I pleaded with man to turn his heart back to Me? And how long have the people cried, “Where is God? Why is this happening?” Or how many have no thought or regard toward Me at all.

There is no fear of the Lord, even amongst many of those who call themselves by My name.

The world is already trembling, for the great shaking is coming.  Chaos, corruption, abominations and deception are at an all-time high globally. One does not need to be prophetic to know these things.

Once again, the whole earth is corrupted. Once more, My heart grieves over that which I have created.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  And it repented the Lord that He had made man upon the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.  [Gen 6:5, 6

The shaking is increasing in My own house, for judgment has begun and is increasing rapidly. Time is of the essence! Shaking has begun in My people. 

The shaking is as the sifting of wheat, tossed up and down, to and fro spiritually. Doubts, fears and questions haunt the upright, just as they laughed and sneered as My Son was upon the cross.

Some wonder if they will overcome and be cleansed and healed, even though they know that I, who began a good work in them will continue it until My Son’s return, but they must cling to Him, as branches and grapes to the vine. He must be in them and they in Him.
Abide in Me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.  [Jn 15:4]

There are those who claim to be Mine, with pretentious praises and phrases upon their lips, but their hearts are far from Me [Is 29:13; Mat 15:8], as they mingle with the world and help prepare the stage (knowingly or unknowingly) for the Lawless One (the Antichrists of all antichrists).

Satan counterfeits all that I do, for great is the confusion, hatred and deception he brings.  My shaking brings to the surface all that is not of Me, for as Peter was sifted, so Satan has desired to sift My people as wheat.

Satan is shaking circumstances, situations and people in order to bring confusion, doubt, fear, unbelief, chaos and deception as hatred, suspicion and mistrust increase. Remember I am not the author of confusion, but of peace. [1Cor 14:33]

No, you are not crazy, for as I have said, Satan and his legions are shaking hard, doing all they can to confuse My people. These devils will do all they can to make you doubt your salvation, doubt your faith, doubt who you are in Me, doubt that which I have promised.

The goal is to cause you to disobey and turn away.  They will do all to convince My people that they (My people) are of no consequence to Me, or that I am not a God who is “on time”, but one who tarries and lingers. He is a liar, a murderer from the beginning [Jn 8:44] and the accuser of My people. [Rev 12:10]
He came to steal, kill and destroy. [Jn 10:10] Hold fast to your faith, for without faith it is impossible to please Me. He will do all he can to steal your personal promises, dreams and visions that I have given you, particularly those who have had to wait a long season.

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.  But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for He that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is of faith. [Heb 11:5-7]

Those who love Me with all their hearts and obey all that I say, be at peace. [Phil 4:7] Do not panic, for I shall surely direct your steps. Do not let fear overwhelm you for My love is true. [1Jn 4:18]  Cast down all the imaginations. [2 Cor 10:5]

Trust in Me. I repeat, trust in Me, not leaning on your own understanding, for I have promised to direct your steps. [Prov 3:5, 6]   You must listen to My voice alone and not the voice of others or you can be misled.
Stay in My word, for I speak through it. It is spirit and life. Go to My Word first always and not man.  Despise not prophesying [1Thess 5:20], but remember, all that I do is done decently and in order. [1 Cor 14:40] Only I know all things.
[Ps 139]

Ask Me to confirm and I shall, for I tell you to test the spirit to see if it is of Me or not. I will not go against My Word (written), for I have exalted My name and My Word above all things. [Ps 138:2].

Obey Me in even those things that seem trivial, for like a puzzle, one piece fits with another.  That which I have promised is true; only be patient. I am working all things out according to My purpose and all things have an appointed time. [Gen 18:14; 21:2-- Eccl 3
It will come suddenly. Trust in Me. Selah

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie: though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come; it will not delay.  [Hab 2:3]

penned by Bonita

I have been working on an article for nearly two months, "Comfort My People", but there are times we have to go through things to write more effectively. The Lord is comforting His warriors who have wearied, but He has no more patience for those who are lukewarm and those "playing church". These are serious days. BP 2017

I was also to add that Satan is extraordinaire when it comes to convincing people that either he is not real, or that he (Lucifer) is really Christ and Jesus is actually the one who rebelled (oh yes, I have been told this, but it is a lie of Satan). 

Remember when he tempted Jesus in the desert wilderness, Satan spoke the word to Jesus (Who IS the word come in the flesh? - Yeshua/Jesus of course), but he took it out of context. He twisted it, but Jesus countered it each time.

Remember - poisoned food is 97-98% poison, but it's the little poison that kills.

Witchcraft and sorcery is like a thick dark cloud over many areas, in many nations, but many, if not most Christians do not believe that anymore than the truth that we are in a spiritual battle where warfare is constant upon this earth.

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries were all nations deceived.  [Rev 18:23] 

And I will cut off witchcrafts out of your hand; and you shall have no more soothsayers:  [Mich 5:12]

I found it interesting that the word of God uses plural for witchcraft and really the devil's work is under a multitude of titles, but it is all evil and involves the dark side and the legions there.

Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your sorceries, wherein you have laboured from your youth; if so be you shall be able to profit, if so be you may prevail.
You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up and save you from these things that shall come upon you.  [Is 47:12, 13]

What serious, serious verses, brothers and sisters! We have work to do. The Lord desires none should perish, but we know that there are those who will not turn back to their Creator and Saviour! 

Things are not as they were twenty, ten or even five years ago. All is escalating so fast and the Holy Spirit has confirmed this with not just the seekers of truth, but both seekers and doers of truth (born-again, Holy Spirit-filled obedient children of the one true Living God)!

Pray for knowledge, understanding and wisdom (it is written that He will give if we ask) [Jam 1:5], but He sees motive and intent - remember that.  Pray for increased discernment (especially since much has changed in the past few years).

Truly, the devil's wrath is being unleashed [Rev 12:12]  And we have NOT seen the full brunt of it at all; this is just the precursor. The Word of God describes it, but many are as in the days of Noah, yawning and saying, "It won't happen in  my lifetime. Fearmonger! Chill and enjoy life!"

How many thought that those very things in Noah's day...until the first raindrop fell!  Ponder that. (emphasis in scripture mine, as per usual)

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.

For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perish:

But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same Word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment (day of the Lord) and perdition of ungodly men.  [2Pet 3:4-7]
Animal-human hybrids, cyborgs, AI (artificial intelligence), cloning, super-soldiers, holograms...I could go on, but the reader gets the idea. NOW do you see why I say things are not the same as they were in as little as five years ago? Gentle reminder...

This is why I pray for increased discernment.  I failed one test recently and the time is upon us where we must test EVERY spirit to see if it is of God, no matter how much you like them, or their smiles, or, or, or...

Satan is so subtle and cunning, but we think we are all so wise. We have NOT been around since the beginning. Our knowledge is limited, with or without computers.  
Holy angels were blessed to live and be in the presence of the Lord constantly. Yet Lucifer convinced one-third to follow him. He can appear as an angel of light and we will not know it unless we have the Holy Spirit and discernment.

With how mankind is perfecting things with their increased KNOWLEDGE (go back to Genesis and see the name of the tree that Adam and Eve ate from), HOW are we going to know if we are speaking with a super-soldier, or a cyborg et al, not to mention those (actual humans) that are demon-possessed?
Something to consider...BP2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

No Time For Patience - Part 1

No Time for Patience

 Random Files Fit Together

There is much that I am going to share here, not only with recent words given, but messages I came across when going through files that have been stored on my external hard drives. Yes, it has been a long process.

There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of files on three out of four externals (HDD) that are now corrupted, unreadable files damaged by the virus RansomWare, which likely has new variants by now.

The loss of files will remain undetermined, as I have not and never will pay a ransom to get files back. Who has the kind of money they ask for to get the decryption key?

The only thing I cared to salvage were the nine years worth of writings that had been stored on the drives, along with perhaps some irreplaceable pictures. It has already taken a year to go through files, but only as time allowed.

It simply is not priority or something that can be done daily by one person. At first, losing all that work greatly grieved me. However, Ecclesiastes 1: 2 was brought to remembrance: Vanity of vanities, said the preacher, vanity of vanities, all is vanity.

How important is it anyway? Any writing that was lost served its purpose at the time. It is released into God’s hands now. Whatever is salvaged is salvaged. What is gone is gone.

My words are merely letters written on a page, shared from my heart, with the intention to help and bless others, but what God speaks is all-powerful, alive, Spirit and Truth. Only God’s Word truly matters because they are the words that speak life!

Yes, countless articles contained prophetic word given to me by the Holy Spirit, but they were not scripture.  The Holy Scriptures are the living (KJV says “quick”) word of God.

For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 
[Heb 4:12]

Opening every file individually is the only way to tell if it is corrupted or unreadable. Order to the filing system was also lost, so I no longer know what the date or content is in a written article unless I can open it.

I am grateful to the Lord for the articles that were regained.  Files are randomly opened since no system that organized them is in place now. Recently I came across some good files that contain prophetic words from God. I have always felt that when the Lord speaks it is timeless.

Words He spoke thousands of years ago still are powerful and pertain to today and this generation, just as much as it did then.  God can speak to one at a time (such as Balaam), or He can speak to multitudes at once (as Jesus did).

He is God and a marvel beyond comprehension or my vocabulary! He also leads people in ways that some folks consider coincidence or happenstance. Still others say that they stumbled onto something that was just what they needed to hear, right at a time when they needed to be heard.

That is something that only God himself can accomplish and not any person. He is the one who orchestrates everything perfectly. In the reading of a number of files regained so far, I am astounded at how God does repeat things, as any good teacher does.

God speaks once, yea twice, but man perceives it not.  [Job 33:14]

He really does still warn people, including His own, far in advance of His judgment coming, desiring that we will recognize, confess and turn away from our sins. It is true that judgment begins in the house of God and it began some years ago.

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God, and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?  [1Pet 4:17]

Every single one of us ever born upon this earth has fallen short of the glory of God; every single person is in need of a loving Saviour, who is Jesus the Christ (Yeshua the Messiah).

No Whitewashing

When God’s messages are repetitive, pay attention, for He instructs, convicts, warns, exhorts or rebukes. It is His goodness that draws people to repentance. [Rom 2:4] He also encourages and builds character with His loving wisdom.

The Lord does not sugarcoat or whitewash what He has to say, but there would be those in the updated, user-friendly, “cool” churches who would not preach on certain subjects (homosexuality, abortion, the cross, the Blood of Jesus, repentance, lake of fire, second death).

There are those who say that God is only love, and to rebuke, warn or exhort is fearmongering and not “walking in love, but flesh” because we are “not to judge” or “play God”.

To the believers who compromise, when a disciple of Jesus Christ speaks truth (yes, in love), we are suddenly considered “self-righteous” (holier-than-thou) even if we admit that we too once walked in darkness and can still be tempted.

What deceptive days we live in. When Jesus was asked about the last days just before His return, the first thing He uttered was a warning about deception!

And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many. 
[Mat 24:4, 5]

In His two opening statements, Jesus warned of deception.  Many churches will come in His name, admitting Jesus is Christ, but they present false doctrines and preach a different Jesus than the one spoken of in the gospel.

It is amazing to be alive in these last of the last days, which are quickly climaxing, fulfilling biblical prophecies at an alarming rate.  Some say that the Illuminati, or Luciferians, occultists or Jesuits are manipulating events in order to make Bible prophecies come true, in an effort to hurry the arrival of the Antichrist.

Others insist we are gods or “little Jesus’”.  We are not gods. Man was made in God’s image, but man is not a god! It matters not what technology we develop, including the technologies that are kept hidden and are decades ahead of what the general populace has now.

The most powerful technology, whether holograms, stealth aircraft that radar cannot detect, zero gravity, GMO food, hybrids, transhumanism, morphing, weather manipulation, rocket science and everything else in-between, will never make man God or even god-like.

Such lies Satan has fed mankind, beginning in Eden and continuing on right to this day!  Mankind, in all his wisdom, technology or witchcraft cannot outsmart or outdo God, or force the Biblical prophecies to come true. God is Sovereign.

If the proud puppets of Satan try to do what only God can do, they will soon experience firsthand what Pharaoh’s sorcerers, magicians and wise men found out back in the days of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt.

They could mock God by producing counterfeit miracles with their witchcraft (otherwise called enchantments or secret /occult arts) to please the pharaoh and to awe the people, but they could only go so far. [Ex 7:22] The time came when it was proven that their power was no match to God’s power. [Ex 8:18,19]

Even today, there are those who may be able to duplicate certain miracles, or perform astounding and convincing signs and wonders, in order to deceive IF possible, even the elect [Mat 24:24] but they too will only be able to go so far.

All of Egypt found out the power of God when the ten plagues fell upon the people, ending with the firstborn of every man and beast dying of a mysterious plague, including Pharaoh’s son.

People tend to think that meant all the deaths involved only babies (newborns), but people were all ages in Egypt, some were old and their firstborn were middle-aged.

You Shall Be as Gods

One consensus states that kids are smarter today than the generations before them. Yes and no. It “appears” as though they are wiser because they have tools and technology at their fingertips that previous generations did not have.

Knowledge is power, so it is said. However, due to the increased availability of ‘knowledge’ via the internet and various forms of media, pride is married to the wisdom gained.

Interestingly enough, Daniel forewarned that in the latter days, people would go “to and fro” and “knowledge will increase”.

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.

And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die: For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.  [Gen 2:17; Gen 3:4, 5]

The subtle serpent implied that God had lied to them, especially after Eve partook of the fruit and still lived. What she did not yet realize was that it was not instant death physically, howbeit eternal life was lost.

Now that sin had entered the world, God’s judgment was punishment by death. It can be said that a spiritual death did instantly take place because sin separated them from God.  

From truth to lies, from innocence to sin, from obedience to disobedience, from fellowship with God to separation from Him, from life with health, happiness and life to disease, suffering and death; such was the curse that came upon the whole earth and mankind because of one act of disobedience.

That is why Jesus Christ came into the world, to sacrifice His life, pouring out His precious blood as the Lamb slain, to take the penalty of judgment, the punishment, for the sins of the world, providing a way to reconcile us back to God and be granted eternal life through Him.

For He has made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. [2Cor 5:21]

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  [Rom 6:23]

And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  [Rom 8:10]

God’s Work is Akin to a Tapestry
It astounded me how several of the prophetic words contained within the files I randomly opened wove together splendidly, even dating back to eight years ago. 
One or two of the messages were spoken through other voices (but no donkeys, I promise).
The Lord speaks through many vessels.  When and through whosoever He speaks is God’s choice. I must still say though that if you ever DO hear a donkey speak in your own language, pay very close attention to what that creature tells you. Just saying…

Not every single message may speak to every person in all fullness of the message. Perhaps only parts will, but I am sure that if a reader is led here, there is a reason, even if it was an “accidental” click.

Great is God’s love for His creation. Love speaks truth. He continues to draw people to repent and forsake sin, even those who call themselves by His name but make excuses to continue in sin. 

The day will come when the warnings will stop and judgment will fall, unless the body dies first. Even then, one will make an account to a holy and just God.

May God be gracious in opening the eyes and ears of every reader, and may each reader glean from the messages, for their good, but to God’s glory. May the heart of any unbeliever be troubled and may good seed be sown on fertile ground, so that they will turn from sin and be deeply and firmly planted in Jesus Christ.

May those who know Jesus take every message to Him in prayer. Why?  We are cautioned, even admonished strongly to not believe every spirit, but to try (test) every spirit to see if it is of God because many false prophets have gone out into the world. [1 John 4:1]

All the messages will not fit on one page, but I will put a link to the next page(s). The writings are broken up (as always) under titles and subtitles to be used as markers in case someone needs to stop reading. Stopping at a title or subtitle makes it easy to continue on where one left off should they want to do so. 

One may have to read a message more than once, but guaranteed that there will be something for everyone, whether a believer or not. I think you will be amazed at how all the messages come together like a great tapestry.

I know that I was surprised. Only God can perform something like that. All glory is His alone.

Satan’s Mirrors are Illusion
God knows how two of Satan's most powerful weapons in his arsenal are deceptions and lies, with the purpose of seducing you with temptation(s) to separate you from God (or to keep you from acknowledging Jesus the Christ as Saviour and Lord). There is no love or truth in him.  He is the father of lies, a murderer, a roaring lion who seeks to devour...

What counters these things? TRUTH

Satan mirrors what God is doing. Yet despite the master of illusion’s best endeavors to reflect the real thing, a mirror never reflects the exact measure of light (100%) that is directed at it.

He also deflects (bends/twists) the light (truth) in order to turn people away from God with doubt and confusion, to accomplish his own deceptive purpose. Mirrors can deceive someone into thinking they are seeing the real thing, instead of a reflection of reality.
Strategically placed, mirrors can be used to create an illusion and make a counterfeit object appear as the real.  Satan’s mirrors are constructed of lies and deceptions that reflect light in a way that creates illusions akin to mirrored walls in the mazes sprinkled throughout life. He seeks to cause confusion as to which path to take, presenting one dead end after another.

Only those who are prepared and girded with truth can find the right way through the maze that leads to eternal life, past the enemy’s maze of deceptions and lies. Satan will finally lead you along a counterfeit (substitute) path that leads to the lake of fire known as the second death.

Some will become frustrated, angry and/or fearful if they keep hitting the counterfeit.  It will take them longer to exit the deception and some will never escape without the help of one who knows the way. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life.

Satan reflects God’s word and His works to make it ‘appear’ as the real thing, but he deflects it (causes it to deviate [depart] from its intended or original path) via deception, lies, illusions.

In the Garden, the serpent reflected the light of God’s word [he repeated what God said], but deflected it ([bent/twisted] departed from the truth), speaking illusive words instead to thereby tempt Eve into partaking of the forbidden fruit.

The serpent convinced Eve that he only wanted good for her and Adam, but God wanted to keep the best from them. A blatant lie! Satan was cunning and subtle, making it “appear as” though it was God who had lied and deceived Adam and Eve, instead of him.

For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

He planted seeds of doubt Has God said…?  Through strong temptations he deceived the woman. He watered the seeds by appealing to her senses.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food (lust of the flesh/appetite), and that it was pleasant to the eyes (lust of the eyes), and a tree to be desired to make one wise (pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.  [Gen 3:6]
Believing the fruit kept them from good, she decided to eat thereof, even sharing it with Adam. Why did Adam not intervene?  After all, he was the one that God gave the commandment to.

Seeds of doubt harvested unbelief in God’s spoken word (truth) to Adam (commandment). It caused the woman to be deceived, who in turn convinced her husband Adam, who was with her, to disobey.

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. [1Jn 2:16]

This is why we must put on the whole armour of God so that we may be able to stand against the wiles (devious cunning stratagems/schemes/enticements) of the devil. [Ephesians 6]

It is no game. We are in a bloody war with an enemy who is battling for our souls, for great is his hatred.

Write On
All right; let us begin. I will be sure to include the dates of the articles where written that I post in the following pages, along with who penned it, if I have that information.

The portion posted immediately below was written by me: February 25, 2017.  [Note* - Due to an unexpected delay, the posting is now; mid-March 2017BP]

The Lord told me that he has heard our prayers (His people, His children who are clinging to Jesus)... and that we are to keep in mind that He is Sovereign.  We are not to think He is slow in answering prayers, as there is an appointed time [Hab 2:3], but also that He does all things perfectly, decently and in order. [1Cor 14:40

He knows how difficult, frustrating and challenging waiting can be. He knows how hard trials and tests can be when our faith and obedience is tried, and how at times the tests seem like more than we can bear, with no end in sight.

But either we trust our God in all things or we do not, including His timing. He is doing a good work. We do well to know and remember that when we are feeling weary and battle fatigued, we may tend to think the Lord God is ignoring us or worse. Yet, He is very close to us, always ministering and giving us the strength to continue when we are weak.

We need only to humbly cry out to Him, asking for help. He is not ignoring us, He allows us to choose. There are times He is silent; that is true. But as any good father, He listens and watches His child, even when he struggles and tries to work things out on his own. He does this not cruelly, but in order for the child to learn, to grow in wisdom and understanding.

Satan and our fallen nature, our flesh, can lie to us; they work hand in hand. I have come to learn (and recently been reminded) that if I faithfully trust God, I will not panic or be fearful, despite Satan’s lies and despite how things appear to be. 

The Lord, in His merciful love and wisdom has continually taught me by His Spirit and His word, through Christ Jesus. I will continue to obey and wait patiently, no how turbulent the outward appearances or circumstances may get.

It is God who builds the house (upon the rock). [Ps 127:1; Mat 7:24-27] What shall we say then to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? [Rom 8:31] (Note* - Romans 8 is wonderful chapter to read through for encouragement - BP/2017]
Tears will no longer wet my bed and Satan’s tormenting vultures of doubt and fear will no longer circle my mind, or perch nearby, watching closely. The time comes when we must mature in Christ and set our face as flint, allowing Him to lead us.

Few teach that in order to resist the devil, we must first submit to God [Jam 4:7] and second, to humbly obey. Is God Sovereign or not? He is indeed!

Hold fast to faith in whatever God has promised you (both in His written Word and personally), obediently and patiently waiting, for it will be rewarded. I have been reminded also to speak life.

Some “Christians” do this in order to manipulate God or other fellow Christians or unbelievers, to get what they want. (1Jn 2:16] No, that is nothing but witchcraft. God abhors witchcraft and He cannot be controlled or manipulated.

We must first discern between that which is God (His voice) and that which is counterfeit, Satan’s voice. God’s promises will not stray from His written Word or from His character.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit to see if it is of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world
That is obedience to God’s Word. Jesus Christ came in the flesh and He will abide in those who receive Him and believe in His name to become the children of God. [1Jn 4:1; Jn 15:4-7; Jn 1:12]

How Long O Lord?
For a time, I was guilty of laying down my sword (not speaking the Word of God, even lazy in reading the Bible), being just too weary from many battles. Many believers, if truth be told, go through times of weakness and discouragement.

I was thinking “It’s enough!” and even begging to be taken out of here (die)!  But after I had vented (poured out my heart to God in honesty and transparency), I felt ashamed. But glory to God who loves truth because He is truth and who wisely turns a deaf ear!

God knows the heart anyway. He searches it and then tries it. [Jer 17:10]
We may be able to fool others, but we most certainly cannot fool God. He honours truth; He expects us to be sincere, genuine.

Search the Bible and see how many of His people, our brethren before us, cried out in truth to God. They did not hold back.

Many of them wanted to die. At times, we may welcome death, but we say these things due to pain (physical, mental or spiritual) or hopelessness (hope deferred makes the heart sick - [Prov 13:12]).

We may speak hastily due to fatigue or weariness (battles in the physical and spiritual), or from fear, discouragement or grief.  Sometimes it seems as trouble will never end or hope and joy ever return.

But no matter how desperate we may feel, we must remember that these emotions will pass. We must leave that matter of how long we live up to the Creator, the giver of breath and life.

Sometimes we speak foolishly in haste and in exasperation due to pain, fatigue or whatever. We vent our anguish.

A great number of our forerunners also came to points of weariness, anger, pain, sorrow, frustration and discouragement, for various reasons. Moses at one point said, “kill me” [Num 11:15], Elijah cried out, “it is enough.” 
[1King 19:4]

Job asked, “…what is my end that I should prolong my life?” [Job 6:11] Jonah stated, “I do well to be angry, even unto death.” [Jonah 4:9]

At one point, even David, a man who knew and loved God asked Him if He would forget him forever and continue to hide His face from him. [Ps 13]

There are plenty of examples in the Bible of believers who spoke all that was in their heart when they were worn down from carrying heavy burdens.  Even still, not once did God ever forsake one of them. We can rest confidently in God’s love.

We know we must not give up. We know that the race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong […], but time and chance happens to them all. [Eccl 9:11]

Hurry Up and Wait
Been waiting for a little while...yes!

We need to learn patience. We learn it through trials and waiting, and waiting and waiting for God to move on our behalf to end the trial. Patience is one of the hardest, toughest lessons to learn.  More tests always come to test our patience. We keep learning and growing until the day we leave these bodies.

It seems in this fast-paced world we are always pulling at the bit to make things happen NOW, or even yesterday, especially if we have been waiting a long time. Again, we are in good company.

Job, Abraham and Sarah, Joseph, Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness, Joshua, Rahab, Gideon, Ruth and David, to name a few, all had to wait on God.  Shall I continue? 

I have had a difficult time awaiting a promise of God myself, but in my impatience, I was not seeing what the Lord wanted me to learn in order to pass the test. It just seemed too hard, too long, one with no end in sight.
How long, o Lord?  How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: […] [Ps 13]

Yes, we are in good company. The teacher is patient and the students are not!  The lessons are often the very ones we need to learn before we can properly fulfill our destiny. 
One example is Joseph. He only knew how to tend sheep when he was first sold as a slave in the land of Egypt. Yet, Joseph was honorable and trustworthy. 

As a result, Potiphar came to trust Joseph and gave him a high position and great responsibility within his own house. 

When Potiphar’s wife hoodwinked her husband with lies, saying that Joseph tried to seduce her, Potiphar threw him in prison, where again Joseph was given great responsibility.

According to Psalm 105, at one point Joseph had fetters (shackles or handcuffs) so tight on him that they hurt him. His very soul was greatly grieved.  Were not his two dreams from God?  What happened? Had he believed a lie? Had his mind been tricked or was he deceived?  
Joseph chose to trust God, but his thirteen year wait was not an easy one. Yet after his incredibly long wait, he was raised to a high position, second only to Pharaoh. He was overseer for the handling of the sale of food in Egypt in the time of the seven year famine.
That is only one example found in the Bible.  I like what Matthew Henry said about afflictions.  He wrote:  They (afflictions) prove our faith and love, they humble our pride, they wean us from the world, and quicken our prayers.

(Note* - As always in my writings, any emphasis in scripture is mine BP)

Deep within, I heard the Lord say:
Few understand My timing, but I say that my timing is perfect. ALL things are done decently and in order. For you know that all things (no matter how painful or chaotic at the time) all things WORK TOGETHER for good to those who are the called, according to My purpose. [Rom 8:28]
Do not be moved by outward appearances, because as I have shown you, outward appearances are often deceptive.  Seek ye first the kingdom of God (continue to seek Me) and all these things shall be added unto you. 

I AM God, He who speaks to you, He who speaks to My people, and to all those who have an ear to hear and are willing to listen.

For I have told you not to fear [Is 41:10] and to cast down imaginations [2Cor 10:5] and to simply trust Me. [Prov 3:5]
Fear not, for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

Casting down imagination, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; [Note* - These are the three scriptures referenced above. BP/2017]

Fear lurks in the shadows waiting to overcome you, for at times you think I move too slowly; that I tarry too long, or that I have changed My mind without revealing it to you.
Repent of this and rest in Me.  A good soldier, a true warrior, will WAIT for the orders of the Commander that he has confidence in and then quickly obey without hesitation when that soldier trusts the wisdom of his commander.

I will tell you what you need to know in due season so that you know that no other has spoken, when there was no strange god amongst you.  I am faithful to lead you in the way that you should go.  There is much to do.  Yea, the harvest is indeed ripe but the laborers are few.

I have heard your prayers; I am well pleased with your faith.  Even if at times your faith has been little, as that of grain of a mustard seed of faith, I say to you that a grain of a mustard seed of faith is still enough to move mountains. [Mat 17:20]

Nothing is impossible with Me. [Mat 19:26] It is faith that pleases Me for without it, it is impossible to please Me. [Heb 11:6]

I have chosen you and you must not only believe (faith), but you must trust.  Obedience is the work of faith. You must learn to be patient (endure; wait). Did you think these things (love, faith, obedience, trust) would not be tried?
What is proven in the furnace of affliction is the depth and sincerity of your faith, the steadfastness of your trust, and the proof of your love. Do you not know that I am with you through the fiery trials, even if I am silent?

Will you obey Me and wait for Me to move on your behalf? To all people, one of the hardest tests is the proving of your patience (endurance; longsuffering), which causes you to wait.

Am I truly your first love?  Is love not worthy of waiting for? Shall you not be perfected in My love, covered (protected) by Me?

Your prayers have not fallen upon deaf ears, yet I say to you:  Remember Daniel.  While he was yet praying, I sent forth the answer.
Yet Satan came and warred against Gabriel who was sent with the answer, and Michael joined the battle and did contend with the prince of the power of the air. [Eph 2:2]

It is a war with many battles, with confused noise and garments rolled in blood. [Is 9:5] Yea, you know this for I have taught your hands to war and your fingers to fight.  [Ps 144:1]

Do not doubt; only believe that your prayers have not gone unheard.  Instead, give thanks that I have carefully guarded over your life to keep that which would destroy you...far from you.

If you do not understand a thing, enquire of Me and I will show you.  Do not grieve in your heart, but rather be strengthened, knowing deep within and confident that the plans I have for you are about to reach fruition.  Selah

Continue to trust and do (obey), as you have now made up your mind to do, which is to wait upon My timing.  Rejoice that I considered you worthy enough to handle this trial. Be ever aware of the enemy, but focus on Me.  Continue to allow your faith to DO that which you know to do. Obey as I lead you.

Be at peace in Me.  Be still and wait upon Me for I shall not fail you nor forsake you.  [
Deu 31:6; Heb 13:5]

Wait upon My timing, even though I seem slow to you. [Is 40:31] You do not know what work I do in the background to prepare all things, including you yourself, for the destiny I have planned for you. 

Be obedient in all that I lead you in so that your reward will be full and not lean.  Now, be strengthened.

{End of this particular message}

A Time to Every Purpose
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: [Eccl 3:1]

There must be many people who have been waiting a long time for a promise God made to them, but who have held onto hope and faith and walked in trust and obedience. We have not let go or given up, despite the strong temptation to do so.

God’s timing is not our timing.  Even though most of us have heard that adage often, it does not bring comfort to us when the waiting season has been long.  Like it or not, it is true. His wisdom far surpasses ours – His timing always impeccable.

It is my strong belief that the “soon” (even though for many the ‘soon’ has meant years of waiting) is upon us. Promises are about to manifest.  What is it the Lord wants us to do or learn?  Patience – learn perseverance and how to endure. [Rom 5:4; Jam 1:3]

The Lord has spoken often through more than one vessel that many blessings are coming this year (2017), but also great troubles.

One only has to look and listen to see and hear the chaos, madness, rebellion, hatred and evil that is in the world all around us, in every nation and among all people of the earth.  

The Lord’s people are scattered amongst the nations around the globe, scattered amongst the tribes and clans of the world. With the love of Christ in our hearts, we ought to pray for brethren; pray for one another.

May God mercifully protect and graciously help those His people who trust in Christ Jesus and obey His leading and commandments. May God send labourers to the lost and those held captive with His goodness, to reveal Christ and the way unto salvation.

Down through the years, or during the time of our wait, God has taught us much and then tested that which we have learned. Hang onto hope and keep the faith, trusting enough to obediently wait just a little longer.

Do not be as Saul who failed more than one test, but God gave him more chances.

Finally, when once again tested, Saul allowed fear and impatience to lead him to disobey God’s commandment to him. Where was his fear of the Lord, his trust in God, his willingness to obey, his love for his Creator?  Saul’s choice to disobey yet again ultimately led to his ruin, thus ending the destiny God had planned for him.

As if Saul’s repeated disobedience was not enough, the time came when Saul was so desperate to hear God’s voice again that he went to a woman who had a spirit of divination, a witch who had such powerful witchcraft that she could summon the spirit of the dead. [1Samuel 28:7]
Although she recognized him as the king who swore to kill anyone who practiced witchcraft, in his desperation to get an answer from God regarding an upcoming battle, Saul promised her that her life would not be in danger. Then he commanded her to bring forth the spirit of Samuel.

The apparition of Samuel prophesied and told Saul that the battle would be lost, as well as his life and the lives of his sons.

Do not turn to anyone or anything but God Himself to get sure direction. Then, when He gives it, heed what He instructs or suffer the consequences.

Let us not be as Adam and Eve, enjoying fellowship with God and His provision and goodness, but then ignore His commandments to us and give into the lies, deception and temptations of Satan, causing us to disobey and fall into sin.

Let us tremble before the Almighty God, with the proper fear of the Lord, gladly obeying, knowing that He has only our good in mind. Let us not end up like Saul and ruin the destiny God desired to grant us.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall you call upon Me, and you shall go and pray unto Me and I will listen to you.  And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. 
[Jer 29:11-13]

Now therefore hearken (listen) unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep My ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors. For whoso finds Me finds life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. 
[Prov 8:32-35]

He speaks more than once so that we get it. I speak once, yea twice, but men perceive it not. [Job 33:14]

Great and horrific times are coming upon the earth, yet so are miracles. The clash of the kingdoms – miracles from the false prophets shall come (and are happening), but miracles are coming by My hand as well. Those who walk with me in faith love and obedience shall clearly discern.

Listen to My still small voice and be obedient, full of trust and faith. Selah

[End of this article] by BP

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