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No Worries

April 2, 2012

Cares are like cast-iron manhole covers that are thrown onto the well of joy within the heart of a follower of Jesus. He wants us to live free of them.

‎”Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you.”

This is a matter of practical discipline, where we must put the brakes on, stop, come, and sit before Him… then allow Him to show us the list, one by one, of the cares that we are carrying, that He wants to remove from our backs.

Try it… you like it!!!

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April 1, 2012

I’ve long believed that the Church had been co-opted by the world. This may be the prime example of it.

A Call To The Remnant

NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM and POLITICS -IDOLATRY or GOD’s WAY? -by Rick Frueh.
I remain simply astounded at the response to my posts on nationalism, patriotism, and idolatry. I am convinced the Spirit is actively doing a work of grace in many, many hearts. Just so everyone knows where I am in my journey I want to share. But do not think that your perspective has to mirror mine, or that you will be bullied if you are in a different place. But it would be edifying for brothers and sisters to sharpen each other´s iron.

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End Time Events

March 20, 2012

I’m about to share some things regarding events that are soon to be upon us. This is not done out of a desire that my theological insights be praised, but out of concern that many people are being misled. If they are, their belief could cost them dearly in the days ahead. I encourage you to study these matters for yourself, and then to help get the word out, if you come to the same conviction.

Let me clarify some terms I’ll be using here.

First is trib or tribulation: As used here, it denotes the seven-year period of the beast’s (antichrist’s) reign, marked by 3.5 years of persecution, followed by 3.5 years of God’s wrath.

Next, the beast, or antichrist: The world ruler who will violently oppose all that is of God, whom Jesus will destroy at His second-coming.

I’ve been ruminating on end time events for several years now. In doing so, I came to believe things, independent of others’ views, that are contrary to what I was taught as a child, which was the Pre-Trib Rapture theology. Imagine my surprise to find later, that others had come to the same conclusion, that being, the persecution of the Bride, followed by a Mid-Trib Rapture.

The Scripture makes it clear that “all of those who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus, will suffer persecution.” Because of its wealth and prestige, the Church in the Western world has for some time, felt itself above it all. It’s about to get a rude awakening.

In the book of Daniel, we are told that the king who is to come, i.e. Antichrist, will wage war with the saints and will overcome them.

Dan 7:25
“He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
and shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
for a time and times and half a time.

In Revelation 11, we see the two witnesses, the two lamp-stands, the two olive trees, who torment the earth with the testimony of Jesus and demonstrations of the power of God. At the end of the first 3.5 years of the reign of the beast, he kills them. After 3.5 days of the world’s drunken boasting, God raises them from the dead and calls them with, “Come up here!” The unbelieving world is gripped with terror and on the cusp of God’s wrath.

Dan 12:7
“Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was
above the waters of the river, when he held up
his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and
swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be
for a time, times, and half a time; and when the
power of the holy people has been completely
shattered, all these things shall be finished.”

OK… my thoughts…

I believe the two witnesses to be believing Israel, and believing Gentiles: the Bride of Christ, the Church… the natural olive tree, and the wild one grafted-in. At this time, she has been purified by the Lord to the extent that His power in her is unmistakable. She opposes the beast and all that he stands for. She is persecuted by him, even to the point of a worldwide slaughter, that wipes out the power of the Body of Christ (see Dan 12:7 above).

Jesus asked His disciples this question, “Is the servant greater than his master?” Just as His power was crushed at the cross (seemingly), so too will the Bride be shamed and put to death by the beast. Immediately afterwards (3.5 days), the “rapture” occurs. (This is why Paul wrote by the Holy Spirit, “…we who are alive and remain…”) And just as Jesus was raised in triumph over the enemy, so too will the faithful-unto-death Bride be accorded that honor. The table is turned once again… for all time.

So, if you believe that the Church is to be taken out of the world before the antichrist appears, you may want to dig a little deeper. Yes, we will escape the wrath of God… but, we will not escape the great persecution.

Lest you believe I’ve jumped the tracks, please know that this is not solely my take on these events. Many other saints see it this way.

Does It Pass?

February 24, 2010

I’m a firm believer in the power of God. According to the scriptures, it is the hallmark that follows the proclamation in the true Gospel of Jesus. The proof of God’s love, demonstrated by signs and wonders. Apart from such affirmation by the Lord himself, the message and/or the messenger are suspect and could be proclaiming “another” gospel. Such are accursed. The Lord’s words, not mine.

Knowing that God chooses to make himself known to His children in a visibly manifest way, our enemy seeks to discredit Him through imitation. All for the purpose of leading the elect astray and into heretical practices. He has been fairly successful of late, it would seem.

We’re told that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the truth. When He lives within us, He makes known to us the real from the fake. It’s called discernment. We’re admonished to employ it, by “Do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22.

It’s past time that we became doers of the word here, and ceased allowing any and everything that claims to be of God to flourish in our midst. If it doesn’t meet the test, kick it to the curb. We’d better, else we be found cohabiting with serpents.

Clarification: The apostle Paul knew one Gospel, that of the cross of Jesus and His grace to save, the proclamation of which always being affirmed by the manifest power of God in signs and wonders. To him, proclamation and manifestations were inseparable, and together comprised what he knew as the Gospel of Jesus. They still are when the true Gospel is presented in the power of the Holy Spirit. Don’t let man or lying spirits tell you otherwise. Read the Bible and see what God says to you about it.