Friday, February 27, 2015

A Predictive Prophetic Word

I write this in holy fear and trembling, I sent this to the Free College Board members Yesterday in the monthly Newsletter. I mailed this to a couple people, now I will simply paste it as I told the board, than I will go and run and hide for a few months. LOL.



PROPHETIC WORD;



Between today, and Before the start of May less than 3 months, there is going to be a very, very large seismic event.

I mean big, like Christ Church N.Z., Japan, The great earth quake will  not be a normal one , flatten a populated area, or a volcano, or a tsunami caused by a sea quake. This will be the biggest one in history, and the lord says, this will be so, and it is his holy trumpet call to warn the nations 2015, Judgment comes on the West and Earth.( so it can be a EQ on land, tsunami, or volcano, unknown)



Location, could be Christchurch N.Z. again? I feel that, but I was not given the location. I have told no one of this yet, only my wife. I am praying before I post and do a video on this.



This is a very predictive prophecy, I will not post it until the lord says the OK, it is a sign of the things the lord gave me in detailed prophecy, splitting the year in to 4 groups of 3  months and events that will happen in the 3 months of this year.



After this great seismic event you will know, maybe all will know, God still speaks, he warns his bride and sinners and backsliders to return to him, that is the reason, to wake up people, and a call to repentance. All to point to the Glory of our lord, not a man, not a ministry.



Hard days are coming.

Be in prayer, this is a spiritual 911 now event.



I was in fear and trembling when the lord gave this to me a week ago. I prayed last night, "Lord I must have you confirm this word, I do not want to bring reproach on your name, I matter not, you're name does, I must have you tell me, confirm this".



Less than 30 min later, I was on the internet, I do not know exactly how I even found this.

I do not have cable, so some of you may have seen this. A documentary put out this year 2015, the title, “The day that changed my life".

The title caught my attention so I read about it, guess what, it is a documentary on the great EQ that hit Christ Church N.Z. 30 min later I was shown this, my wife got up, she knew about this, I have the year written on paper it was on the white board. I told her I was crying out

to the lord, what do I do? I am to afraid to make this public, what if it does not happen, I will bring reproach on the lord. I told her about the Documentary 30 min later, as I asked for a 100% proof, sign, from God this word was true, and that 30 min span, I find the documentary on Christ Church, she and I almost fell down, we both said, only God could have shown me this, right after I pleaded for a true sign . Wow.



Beloved we are in a time of crises, a true spiritual 911, I plead for all of you to pray, seek the lord and be ready for some very hard days THIS YEAR, starting asap. alert Christians, no fear, you will start to face unexplainable trials and tribulations this is of the lord to drive you to his presence, its only Jesus now, its only our walk, holy humble service, to glorify his name in ‘this present darkness’- great book. Beloved, seek him, open your mouth and he will fill it.



Have faith, and trust, do not let anything put you in fear, as the trials increase so will our lords grace and power that he alone will give to see us through this event, and things to come in our own personal life's. 

The lord gave me the woes, and the words for the remnant bride, during this time a outpouring, the real deal will start in his true people, individual and corporate. It has started with us , as foretold, and at the time the word was given. They lord will move, he will pour out, and keep you , he will guide, provide, protect, we have His word on it, 'he will never leave us or forsake us'.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Post 1,333-Sermon Oct 25 2013 Evaporation Or The Overflow -Published on Oct 26, 2013

In this short word I speak of living and ministering in the holy Spirit overflow. I speak on the Church of Evaporation and the Christian living in evaporation, and how we can turn that around, move and be blessed with the abundance of spiritual blessing as we live and minister in the overflow. Worth a listen.




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Post From One Year Ago ToDay-The Prophet Zec. Ch 3, what We Can Learn From This-The Devil, The Blood, The Holiness

Zec 3:1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

Zec 3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

Zec 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

Zec 3:4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.

Zec 3:5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.

Zec 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

Zec 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

Note: the seven eyes, we see this in Revelations, and the seven spirits of the lord, what this means is the lord sees all, is everywhere at all times, and he has all under control.

In our text there is a deep truth. The high Priest was not clean , Holy Before the lord, he was made so, and in the Chapter He is warned, If he continues in the lord and does right, he will be blessed. The royal Priest Hood of all believers in the N.T. Here it is the High Priest , a real person, and this was during the restoration of the temple.

The believer finds the salvation message very clear in this, and more.

First, due to the filthy cloths, as all had filthy garments before the lords blood made them white and new.

This are grave cloths, dirty cloths, a dirty covering, it is no covering at all. When someone is in grave cloths, dirty cloths, due to sin, or never born again, it matters not, same thing. We must put off the flesh and put on the lord Jesus. We are to put something off, but we are given something to put on.

Notice in vrs 1 who was around , Satan. The Hebrew word is;

H7854

שׂטן

śâṭân

saw-tawn'

From H7853; an opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch enemy of good: - adversary, Satan, withstand.

H7853

שׂטן

śâṭan

saw-tan'

A primitive root; to attack, (figuratively) accuse: - (be an) adversary, resist.

The adversary, the accuser, the liar, but he had been there to point out, the Priest hood at that time, the people, were in filthy rags, in sin. The lord knew this, and the lord turns to the Devil-Satan and rebukes him. Than the lord calls for a new set of cloths, and a turban, a high priests turban, for that is what the KJV word is a fair Mitre.

The High Priest Turban, had something very unique about it, it had a Gold plate, with an inscription, and it read,

'Holiness To The Lord', you can see this in Exodus 28:36-38.

We read in ISA 6, when he saw the lord, he was undone, he said I am a man of unclean lips, he knew he needed holiness, to be clean , after he saw the holiness of the lord shown him, as t says, Holy, Holy, Holy. It is very close to the message, a revelation of the lords holiness will always make the flesh know, ' It has not arrived, it is unclean, so far from perfect, and something must be done'. In Isa The Seraphim, Angel took a coal off the alter and touched Isa. Lips, and made him clean, understand he had already been in the office of Prophet for five chapters, we can be like that, doing a work, ministering, maybe you have prophetic gifts, something, you have ministered, been faithful for five chapters , up yo know, now it is time for your Isa Ch 6, this changes everything, it did me on Jan 17. The Prophecy. I was undone.

A couple days ago, I was weeping before the lord, as I posted a message on the weeping prophet and weeping, it has done something deep in me personally. I came across a lit. Old, old cassette tape, my brother gave me, I had sent it to him while I was in Moore OK, doing ministry, I recorded it there. I always sent my brother my recordings, not long ago, he handed it to me, it was a mind blower, songs I had not heard, considered gone forever, and there it was. Simple, the Cassette tape demo I was doing was called, “ Rumors of War” This old analog recording is literally as they say, from the lost archives, lost tapes, old recordings of an artist. I was converting it to the PC, and doing what I could to remaster it, a few were saveable, and good enough to post, I decided to post them tonight, and put on my new free Cd, “ Smile in the Storm” So far the new Cd has two film-classical songs, these are 100% different than anything, anyone on line has ever heard by me. One Keyboard, one mic, one four track cassette, wow, in its simplicity, it sounds very good, mostly worship-slow stuff. One song I found , the last, on side B, I do not even remember ever recording it, were talking 22 years. It was called, “ Hear Am I” from Isa 6. The song was such a confirmation to the Jan 17 new call, and the message in this and the remnant posts, a few more coming.

As I listened to this song, I played it at least ten ties, over and over, as I wept, it has that feel to it, Holy. I was thinking on the N.T. Verse in Revelations, “ Holy, Holy, Holy, is the lord almighty, who was, who IS, and who is to come” This is the same as we read in Isa 6 the trinity, Holy, Holy, Holy.

I am going somewhere with this. The holiness of the lord, his grace, his Spirit cam over and in me in such a powerful, calm way, I can not put it in words, I was almost taken out of my body, the song has that ambient, sound to it, as you will hear when I post late tonight. I was saying, this old tape, my old life, my past chapters, the body of Christ is like that, older you get, ore things to think on, regret and such. Things to remember that bring tears, good old days, of holy Thunder.

In the Holy, Holy, Holy, in Revelations the lord impressed on me, the words, ..who IS, wee can not live in the past, we move on, we change, the world is being turned upside down, we think of things that might have been, and things that were, but are now, but faded memories.  The lord said, I am now, I am , the same yesterday, today, and forever, he does not change, we do. The lord is the same lord that you accepted as lord when you were born again. The Christian faith needs to strike the original match, set ablaze by the spirit, the reality Jesus still is, and we can still pray, worship, say, weep, Holy, Holy, Holy. Great things are still in the now, and in the days ahead. Holy. 'Now back to our our regular scheduled program. LOL'.

Get the whole pitcher, the accuser of the Brethern stands and condemns when we sin, fail etc. Yet we over come him by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony, amen. The Accuser was, and is daily dealt with by the lords name, and blood rebuking him, at times we must say the words, ' the lord rebuke you Satan", as we read in Jude. The restoration had started, a great work had started, it needed a holy high priest, a holy people, the Gold is like our trial by fire, more precious than Gold, but Gold tried in fire to take out the dross to make the Gold more Pure, this is on going sanctification. Holiness to the lord, Holy, Gold, new Garments, the Devil is defeated. There is no stretching to apply this truth as in vrs 8, tells us of the Branch, that is to come, did come from the seed of David. Messiah is called the Branch a few times in the O.T. We see the only way for the N.T. Christian, who are all priest, and an holy nation are so, because the Branch came, hung on a Tree, he created and gave his life, his blood.

We read in the N.T. the truth of holiness, without it no man can see God, be ye Holy for I am Holy. The holiness message is not a man made doctrine, its N.T. truth, part of the basic tenants of orthodox Christianity, we are the temple of the holy spirit. In our text, the temple was being rebuilt, after a long time of neglect to get it done. 

The wall was completed, but for many years, the Temple stood as a undone project. Haggai, came first, he was older, Zec. came later, was younger and ministered longer. The two Prophets are considered part of the great Synagogue, along with Ezra and Neh. The Prophet Haggai is only two chapters, in it we read of what came first, a denunciation of sin, a call to work, a rebuke, it is a power packed prophecy. Zec. his call was to encourage the people , he spoke different, he spoke of the coming restoration of the Jews, the first and the second advent of Messiah, something not all Prophets wrote by the spirit on, most the first advent, this Minor Prophet is more quoted in the N.T. than any other Minor Prophet, his book is rich in prophecy of the Gentiles becoming saved, the Millennial reign, end time events, the second advent-second coming. It is one of my favorite O.T. Minor Prophetical books. A lot of meat. He had eight night vision in the first seven chapters, and than many prophecies, of comfort, restoration. What does this say?

Notice the call of some, me included, to preach about the coming Judgment on America, but also to raise up a Holy Remnant, equip the saints, preach, teach holiness. The Remnant are as I have been writing on, the next phase, you see after a Haggai comes in a Prophecies, Repent!  Zec come in and leads the remnant to a place of truth, a temple, a work. There is the phase, after Judgments, restoration comes, the mind to work to progress the Gospel message is built again. The progression I see clearly. There is a time when the Judgments will be over, during them, a Holy Remnant will minister, after them, they will have planted much seed, others, or some of the same, will water them, equip them, and the remnant, bible truth will once again be the standard, for a while, and forever, with a end time remnant.

To summate:

The Devil will always be around to point out every thing you do wrong, say wrong, he will point out you are no good, the lord rejects you, but the blood, holiness says a different story. We must in these days, stand against this evil attack, we must stand and claim the word, we over come the Devil by the blood of the land and the word of our testimony. We may have blown our testimony many times, but the blood, confession of sin, we are covered, restored, made new, we will have a testimony to the end. Stand on this truth and make it your own today.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Beloved, The Cross Is Not Made Of Feathers, Or Lined With Velvet



“Take up the cross, and follow me.”

-         Mar_10:21

-         C.H. Spurgeon’s Devotion And Some Thoughts On it.

You have not the making of your own cross, although unbelief is a master carpenter at cross-making; neither are you permitted to choose your own cross, although self-will would fain be lord and master; but your cross is prepared and appointed for you by divine love, and you are cheerfully to accept it; you are to take up the cross as your chosen badge and burden, and not to stand cavilling at it. This night Jesus bids you submit your shoulder to his easy yoke. Do not kick at it in petulance, or trample on it in vain-glory, or fall under it in despair, or run away from it in fear, but take it up like a true follower of Jesus. Jesus was a cross-bearer; he leads the way in the path of sorrow. Surely you could not desire a better guide! And if he carried a cross, what nobler burden would you desire? The Via Crucis is the way of safety; fear not to tread its thorny paths.

Beloved, the cross is not made of feathers, or lined with velvet, it is heavy and galling to disobedient shoulders; but it is not an iron cross, though your fears have painted it with iron colours, it is a wooden cross, and a man can carry it, for the Man of sorrows tried the load.

Take up your cross, and by the power of the Spirit of God you will soon be so in love with it, that like Moses, you would not exchange the reproach of Christ for all the treasures of Egypt. Remember that Jesus carried it, and it will smell sweetly; remember that it will soon be followed by the crown, and the thought of the coming weight of glory will greatly lighten the present heaviness of trouble. The Lord help you to bow your spirit in submission to the divine will ere you fall asleep this night, that waking with to-morrow’s sun, you may go forth to the day’s cross with the holy and submissive spirit which becomes a follower of the Crucified.



These words have a lot of comfort and meat. I put the stuff that spoke to me in red, and the title of this message from this.



  1. Unbelief; this is the master carpenter at making such crosses. Jesus was a carpenter, and he later died on a cross made from a tree he created. Our first cross bearer was a carpenter. We are told to believe in Jesus, we read of him many times rebuking his followers for not believing in him, what he could do, what he was doing.

Joh 9:17  They say therefore unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, in that he opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a prophet.



Joh 9:18  The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight,



The Jews did not believe, most of them, we as Christians have no option but to believe, there is a real Jesus, a real salvation experience, a real heaven, a real hell, and a way we are to live.

Think not it was Just the Pharisees that had doubt, the inner circle of our lord did.





Mar 16:14  And afterward he was manifested unto the eleven themselves as they sat at meat; and he upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them that had seen him after he was risen.

The old KJV for unbraided in Greek is:




G570



ἀπιστία

apistia

ap-is-tee'-ah

From G571; faithlessness, that is, (negatively) disbelief (want of Christian faith), or (positively) unfaithfulness (disobedience): - unbelief.



The CEV puts it this way;



Mar 16:14  Afterwards, Jesus appeared to his eleven disciples as they were eating. He scolded them because they were too stubborn to believe the ones who had seen him after he had been raised to life.





We are told in Hebrews 11:6;



Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.



Faiths, trust, belief, are imperatives to the Christian, or we can make crosses that were not to be built.

  1. The cross was rugged;

The Cross is not as many see it, or embraces it today, suffering; few want anything to do with it. Like Paul kicking against the thorns, as Jesus said to him, Paul only had bloody feet; you can not win your case against the lord. You will end  in dis-obedience and a bloody foot nothing more. Bloody Feet make it hard to walk the Christian life.



Jesus said to Paul, “I will show you what things you will suffer for my name”. Paul was given a hard cross, some of you reading this have. Not all yokes fit the same neck, not all crosses come with the same demand, but pick it up and follow the lord.

Some are allowed to suffer more than others; we must be careful how we look at others that are in very hard sufferings, you may not have the same call, cross, ministry, or way, planned for you.



I have met many great Christians that simply do not suffer as much as others, why? Maybe they could not handle it; maybe it is their lot, their life. Who knows, we are different, our cross may be a little different. It is not for anyone, made of anything, but rough wood, splinters, not a colored shiny metal cross so many where around their neck, this cross for all is much different. The old hymn says, ‘The old rugged cross” re- read those words and think on them.



  1. It is the way to heaven and the way to live on earth:



It is the School of Christ; it is called being a true Christian. No matter what your facing reader, know this, soon we will be in glory, all this short life will be a faded memory.



All paths do not lead to God, only one, Jesus.

Have you made him your lord and Savior today?

He is the way, the truth, the life. No better way to live, no matter how bad things may seem, cling to that old rugged cross, never out dated and the way to glory, the way to grace, and comforts this side of Glory.




Sunday, February 22, 2015

Update on-Net Neutrality In February-Info

FCC Will Vote On Net Neutrality In February-The Real Issue Concerning This.

The lord has given many warnings that past year or so, the internet as we know it will soon be no longer. I will start with the Talking Heads and add more. This will come, it has been in the works a long time.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/02/fcc-net-neutrality-feb-vote_n_6408854.html


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers deal with the flow of content on their high-speed networks.

The five-member Federal Communications Commission will consider then a proposal from Chairman Tom Wheeler on so-called net neutrality rules, agency spokeswoman Kim Hart said Friday. She was confirming reports in The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal on the planned timing of the vote. Details of the draft proposal weren't disclosed.

President Barack Obama has asked the FCC to put Internet service providers under the same rules as those imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago. The aim is to protect net neutrality, the concept that everyone with an Internet connection should have equal access to all legal content online, including video, music, email, photos, social networks and maps.

The outcome could affect the prices consumers pay for access to entertainment, news and other online content.

The idea was a fundamental tenet of the Internet from its origin. But its fate has been in limbo since January 2014, when a federal appeals court struck down the FCC's guidelines and forced the agency to come up with new rules. The court ruling said the FCC has the authority to regulate service providers' treatment of Internet traffic but that the agency failed to establish that its regulations don't overreach.

Advocates of regulating the service providers like utilities contend that the companies, if left unchecked, will create a two-tier system that funnels Internet traffic into fast and slow lanes. In that scenario, only the richest content providers will be able to pay the extra tolls to ensure that their online content is accessible through the fast lanes.


Note: that underlined part says what it is really all about.

Internet service providers reject such regulation. They assert they would be prevented from recovering some of the costs for connecting to content providers that use large quantities of broadband.

That is the issue, many sites, like this, and alternative media sites will get the slow lain, as the posts says, that means, you will not be able to even get on many sites you do today. February has been full of on going things, many laws, and WW3 looms. This has all been told, you need not be a Prophet to see this, just have a mind.



FCC proposes regulating Internet like a public utility


http://cir.ca/news/legal-challenges-to-net-neutrality




The Federal Communications Commission is gearing up to put new net neutrality regulation up for a vote.

The FCC will propose regulating the Internet like a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act, Chairman Wheeler said Feb. 4. Title II regulation will enable the FCC to more strictly regulate Internet service providers, including wireless providers.

Using [Title II], I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open internet protections ever proposed by the FCC… My proposal assures the rights of internet users to go where they want, when they want, and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone's permission. - Tom Wheeler
FCC Chairman

President Obama in November 2014 called on the FCC to regulate the Internet like a public utility. Internet service providers have consistently criticized such a move, claiming it would discourage investment and threaten their ability to create jobs.

The FCC will vote on net neutrality regulations at its Feb. 26 meeting, Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed Jan. 7. The proposed rules would ban paid prioritization in which companies pay for faster access (commonly referred to as "fast lanes") to consumers. The rules would also ban throttling and throttling of "lawful content and services."

The FCC first voted to move forward with formulating net neutrality rules in May 2014. Chairman Tom Wheeler said in November 2014 that the agency had taken so long to formulate the rules because "the big dogs are going to sue."

Republicans on Jan. 16 introduced a bill that would largely accomplish the FCC's net neutrality goals without subjecting broadband providers to public utility-like regulation. The bill would prevent broadband providers from charging content companies for faster access and from blocking or slowing access to websites.

A Progressive Policy Institute study released in December 2014 suggests that consumers may pay an extra $84 per year if broadband providers are regulated like public utilities. This is because broadband providers could be forced to contribute to state and federal programs that seek to ensure access to telecommunication services.

    Learn More About Net Neutrality Could Force Higher Bills

The FCC first implemented net neutrality rules in late 2010, but it was quickly sued by Verizon to prevent their imposition. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 14 that the agency did not have the regulatory authority to implement net neutrality rules as they were then written.
Our Sources

    F.C.C., in ‘Net Neutrality’ Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast Lane

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/fcc-new-net-neutrality-rules.html

    FCC To Propose New 'Net Neutrality' Rules

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519963416350296
    President Obama's asking the FCC to keep the Internet open and free

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/net-neutrality

Reader, the lord in Grace has foretold this, and it looks like 2015 the year of Change, the Year of Chaos. Be in prayer all is about to change.

What Is True God Given Power-Spurgeon’s-Devotion Excellent Word



February 22

Morning
“His bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.”
- Gen_49:24
That strength which God gives to his Josephs is real strength; it is not a boasted valor, a fiction, a thing of which men talk, but which ends in smoke; it is true-divine strength. Why does Joseph stand against temptation? Because God gives him aid. There is nought that we can do without the power of God. All true strength comes from “the mighty God of Jacob.”
 Notice in what a blessedly familiar way God gives this strength to Joseph-”The arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Thus God is represented as putting his hands on Joseph’s hands, placing his arms on Joseph’s arms.

 Like as a father teaches his children, so the Lord teaches them that fear him. He puts his arms upon them. Marvelous condescension! God Almighty, Eternal, Omnipotent, stoops from his throne and lays his hand upon the child’s hand, stretching his arm upon the arm of Joseph, that he may be made strong! This strength was also covenant strength, for it is ascribed to “the mighty God of Jacob.”

 Now, wherever you read of the God of Jacob in the Bible, you should remember the covenant with Jacob. Christians love to think of God’s covenant. All the power, all the grace, all the blessings, all the mercies, all the comforts, all the things we have, flow to us from the well-head, through the covenant. If there were no covenant, then we should fail indeed; for all grace proceeds from it, as light and heat from the sun. No angels ascend or descend, save upon that ladder which Jacob saw, at the top of which stood a covenant God.
Christian, it may be that the archers have sorely grieved you, and shot at you, and wounded you, but still your bow abides in strength; be sure, then, to ascribe all the glory to Jacob’s God.

God Knows-Morrison Devotion From Feb 17





First, all month and most of last month, having Pc issue after PC issue. Not good. I am very limited at what I can do, but still working on it. Thus of late, less detailed words I am given as can not do, but will soon.
February 17

God Knows- Morrison Devotion Today

"When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path." Psa_142:3
It is often a deep relief in trouble to have someone with whom the grief may be shared. There is a certain pride natural to us all which prompts us to hide what we may have to bear. There are trials, too, of such a peculiar character that we can never hope to find an understanding heart. Nevertheless, speaking in general terms, it is a mighty solace to be able in our dark and bitter hour to pour our story into another's ear. Now that comfort, you notice, was denied this psalmist. "No man careth for my soul," he said. Crushed as he was into the very depths, men passed him by in selfish disregard. There was no one to whom he could go for a word of cheer, no one who would be patient while he spoke, and no one he could trust with the story of his sorrow.

It was in such an hour this singer did what is always wise in such hours. "I cried unto the Lord with my voice, with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplications." Denied the privilege of human sympathy and with a heart that was likely to break for grief, "I poured out," he said, "my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble." Now, that this was a step of profound wisdom is abundantly manifest by its results. God answers his prayer by breathing a new hope into the cheerless gloom of His petitioner until at last this brokenhearted suppliant is set so surely on the rock again that he cries, "The righteous shall compass me about, for thou shalt deal bountifully with me."
We have all seen, amid our Highland hills, a day that opened in utter desolation. There was the rolling mist, the drenching rain, the forlorn sighing of the cheerless wind. All nature seemed to brood in hopelessness as if she had forgotten to be glad. Heavy sorrow seemed to lie upon her bosom and to struggle in despair in all her voices. But as the day wore on, the aspect changed. First there was a dull and watery sun and then the heavy mists went rolling upward; the light shone and birds began to sing. So in the afternoon came warmth and beauty, and in the beauty a softness and mystery that never would have fallen upon the land but for the dreary vapors of the morning.
Brethren, have you ever noticed in the Psalms a progress like that of our hills? Have you ever noticed how often they begin cheerless and tearful and with a shrouded sun? And then have you noticed how, as they proceed, they break into the light of joy and trust, a light that is made more beautiful and tender by its trailing and misty fringes of the morning. Such is the little Psalm before us here. It begins with a cry out of the very depths. It ends with the sunshine of the glad assurance, "Thou shalt deal bountifully with me."

Times of Desolation

First, then, let us examine some of the times in which our spirit is overwhelmed within us. And may I ask you to note the word the psalmist uses? "My spirit," he says, "was overwhelmed within me." Now, in the Old Testament whenever that word spirit is used, it carries the suggestion of activity. There is another passage in which the psalmist says, "When my heart is overwhelmed within me, lead me to the rock that is higher than I." But the overwhelming of the heart is a little different from the overwhelming of the spirit. The heart is the inward nature of the man viewed passively as the groundwork of his character. The heart is the soil from which the actions spring, white as the lily or black as the night. But the spirit is the action and the energy, the manhood rising up to face its duty, the treasury of life, if I may put it so, out of which all our conduct draws supply. And when the spirit is overwhelmed within us, there will always be one sign of that dejection. It is the sapping of the springs of energy, the heaviness and the weariness of duty. The hands grow weak, the knees become feeble; power and hope die down. The spirit hears the call but cannot rise to it—as the psalmist puts it, it is overwhelmed.
Now one of the seasons when this is likely to happen is the season when troubles are multiplied. A single problem we can generally handle; it is when problems are multiplied that we fail. Now you may always be certain that where you find a proverb, it voices a pretty general experience. If a proverb is not generally true, men have no use for it and it dies. And one of the proverbs that has survived the years and grown familiar to every one of us is that troubles never come singly. Why, think of Job when a messenger came running to tell him that his oxen and asses had been stolen; and while he was yet speaking came another to tell him that his camels were gone. And while he was yet speaking another hotfooted in with more trouble, and I say that that is the experience which humanity corroborates. Had Job been written by some hermit scholar, he would have put an orderly space between the messengers. But whoever wrote that book knew human life well when he hurried the messengers on one after the other. Isn't that how troubles often come, thronging together, following one another, blow after blow in shattering succession? Now it is just that relentlessness that is so prone to overwhelm the spirit. "Innumerable evils have compassed me about; therefore my heart faileth me," says David. If a single wave were to dash against us, we would have power to resist the shock. It is when "all thy billows are gone over me" that the spirit is so near to being overwhelmed.

When We Feel Unequal to Our Duties

Another time when we are likely to faint is when we feel ourselves unequal to our difficulties. When the tasks of our appointed calling overwhelm us, then often our spirit is overwhelmed too. There comes times to every one of us when our courage melts, when tasks appall us, and doubts and fears rush in like the tide. It may be all a matter of our health, for body and spirit are in close union. It may be that our work becomes more difficult through competition or altering conditions. Or it may be that there is trouble somewhere that cannot be eradicated so that a person is unable to give himself to a task that calls for quiet or concentration. It is in such a time that even the most valiant are in danger of an overwhelmed spirit. The knees become weak; the hands hang down; strong men bow themselves and the keepers tremble. One cannot look upon the golden bowl but he shudders lest it be broken at the fountain.

The Mysteries of Providence

Such mysteries do not only crush the heart, they do far more; they overwhelm the spirit. You know how hard it is to be a faithful servant if you are serving an unreasonable master. Nothing so crushes the spirit out of service as to be at the sport of whim and of caprice. But, on the other hand, nothing is more effectual in making our service one of joy and steadfastness than just to know that the master whom we serve is a perfectly just and reasonable man.
You can crush the spirit of a child by cruelty and by terrorizing its imagination. But remember, there is another way that may be quite as fatal in the after-years. It is bringing the child up under the growing sense that in the conduct of the home there is no justice, that there is nothing over it from day to day but the foolish whim of affection or of temper.
Brethren, we are all children in this world, and we know that in heaven is our Almighty Father. And it isn't His chastisements that try our spirit, although His chastisements are often hard to bear. It isn't even what we cannot fathom—for who are we to comprehend the Infinite? It isn't what we cannot comprehend, but what we cannot reconcile. We do believe that God is perfect wisdom and perfect justice and all love. And it is when we meet with mysteries that we cannot reconcile with justice or love or wisdom that our spirit—our power for reasonable action—is likely to be crushed into the very dust. Why should one who would not harm a creature be bowed for years in acute pain? Why should a mother lose her one and only child? Why should the reprobate live for many years and be useless to all and a misery to many; and some precious life be terminated in the morning when its influence was so needed in the world?
By and by it will all be plain to us, for now we know in part and see in part. Blessed are they that having not seen, yet believed. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Yet compassed as we are by clouds and darkness and confronted by the mysteries of providence, have we not all had times like the psalmist's when our spirit was overwhelmed within us?

The Consolations of the Psalmist

Isn't it a mark of our overwhelming hours that our pathway seems to stop or disappear? Like the children of Israel on the banks of the Jordan, we are confronted by a swollen river. Our path seems to suddenly reach some chasm or ravine, and on the edge it disappears. How often we have taken a path across the fields that seemed to lead in the way we wished to go. For a little while it was plain beneath our feet, and then it grew fainter and became divided, until at last, perhaps when the sun was setting and the shadows of evening were falling on the valleys, the path we followed just disappeared. It is always so in overwhelming hours. We lose our peace because we lose our path. Our plans are crushed; our prospects are destroyed. We seem like helpless wanderers in the twilight. And it was then that David comforted his soul with the assurance that was given him from God, that all the time, although he couldn't see it, there was a pathway for his weary feet. He was not an aimless wanderer in the dark, the result of an accident or chance. His feet were moving on a prepared path through light and shade to a prepared end. Let him go forward trusting Jehovah—that was his duty if the path were there, and by and by it would lead him from the valley and bring him to the waters of repose.
And then the psalmist had this other comfort: not only was there a pathway, but God knew it. As he reviewed his overwhelming hours, he saw it clearly—"then thou knewest my path." The Thou is emphatic—the accent is on Thou. I did not know my path—but Thou didst. Of that the psalmist could never be in doubt when he surveyed the way he had been led.
Brethren, where the Scripture says "God knows," it means far more than bare words convey. Our knowledge is often useless and inoperative, but the knowledge of God is always full of action. He knows us, and therefore He will help us. He knows our path, and therefore He will guide us. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, the Lord was my shepherd and I did not want. Let us hold to that confidence whenever, like the psalmist, we are crushed in spirit. Clouds and darkness are around His throne, and yet He knows and is very merciful. And then at last, when the dayspring has arisen and the mystery has passed away forever; when the book is opened in which He keeps our wanderings, then we shall look back upon it all with all its happiness and all its heartbreak and say, "When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path."

Spurgeon-The Psalms of David, says of this verse.

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When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. The bravest spirit is sometimes sorely put to it. A heavy fog settles down upon the mind, and the man seems drowned and smothered in it; covered with a cloud, crushed with a lead, confused with difficulties, conquered by impossibilities. David was a hero, and yet his spirit sank: he could smite a giant down, but he could not keep himself up. He did not know his own path, nor feel able to bear his own burden. Observe his comfort: he looked away from his own condition to the ever-observant, all-knowing God; and solaced himself with the fact that all was known to his heavenly Friend. Truly it is well for us to know that God knows what we do not know. We lose our heads, but God never closes his eyes: our judgments lose their balance, but the eternal mind is always clear.


Reader it is true, God Knows. He knows what you are facing today in this hard times. It seems no one is exempt, and it will become much harder very soon. As the author said, God knows, he knows where we are, he knows our silent tears at night, our fears, letdowns, regret. It is hard, but we have hope, not in nay thing but our lord, and that is all we need.

We al need to pray for each other, un load, and talk, seek wisdom, ask questions, but most of all the prayer , the anointing that still breaks yokes today.
Evangelist pastor DR. Dan Abaldo