Monday, April 30, 2012

The Birth Pains, The Kingdom Of Babylon And The Kings Of The East


Luk 21:11  And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Great signs Greek

G4592
σημεῖον
sēmeion
say-mi'-on
Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4591; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally: - miracle, sign, token, wonder.

G4591
σημαίνω
sēmainō
say-mah'ee-no
From σῆμα sēma (a mark; of uncertain derivation); to indicate: - signify.

Like red blood moon, solar eclipse, lunar eclipses, comets etc. Full solar eclipse on May 20, on the day Global meetings and G8 summit, this eclipse is rare and will be visible in China and the west of N.America, we do not fear these omens, or signs as Jesus said not to fear them, as pagans do, as,

 Jer 10:2  Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.



 But signs and wonders in the sky yes, and on a date that the new world order is meeting and over China the Kings of the East and America, this I feel is a mark in the heavens on this date and occasion of it, darkness. The coming darkness, Like the one that was so bad that hit Egypt they could feel it, that is what is coming.

Heavens;

G3772
οὐρανός
ouranos
oo-ran-os'
Perhaps from the same as G3735 (through the idea of elevation); the sky; by extension heaven (as the abode of God); by implication happiness, power, eternity; specifically the Gospel (Christianity): - air, heaven ([-ly]), sky.

The sky, air, the heavens -space

Luk 21:12  But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

“It is your interest to make the best of that which is, for all your fears cannot alter it: these things must first come to pass; there is no remedy; it will be your wisdom to make yourselves easy by accommodating yourselves to them.” [2.] “There is worse behind; flatter not yourselves with a fancy that you will soon see an end of these troubles, no, not so soon as you think of: the end is not by and by, not suddenly. Be not terrified, for, if you begin so quickly to be discouraged, how will you bear up under what is yet before you?”

“Before all these, they shall lay their hands on you. The judgment shall begin at the house of God; you must smart first, for warning to them, that, if they have any consideration, they may consider.

There shall be fearful sights and great signs from heaven, uncommon appearances in the clouds, comets and blazing stars, which frighten the ordinary sort of beholders, and have always been looked upon as ominous, and portending something bad

. Now, as to these, the caution he gives them is, “Be not terrified. Others will be frightened at them, but be not you frightened, Luk_21:2. As to the fearful sights, let them not be fearful to you, who look above the visible heavens to the throne of God's government in the highest heavens. Be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the heathen are dismayed at them, Jer_10:2. And, as to the famines and pestilences, you fall into the hands of God, who has promised to those who are his that in the days of famine they shall be satisfied, and that he will keep them from the noisome pestilence; trust therefore in him, and be not afraid.


If this be done to the green tree, what shall be done to the dry?

This statement was a confirmation of the first chapter I read in Ezek ch 17 a parallel prophecy concerning the west. USA and esp. the E.U. England.

Eze 17:24  And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it.

Eze 17:3  And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colors, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

Different colors, Red, White and Blue, The beauty of the American flag, and current Babel the E.U, made of many different nations and colored flags, it fits as it did for ancient Babylon. Many think America is N.T. Babylon, I already taught on that and its source, so I will refer you to the other studies, look around. N.Y. is not Babylon, I explained this as well. America is a type of Babylon, but much more so is England, America is England’s grand experiment and is their new world order of the free masons.

This eagle of many colors comes into play in the now, our national symbol, as was Rome, Germany Nazism, and America esp. The golden eagle, like the golden calf Idol in the Exodus, The eagle esp. represents the new world order, the current Babylon the lord is using as his rod of correction.

Eze 17:5  He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.

Eze 17:6  And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.

Eagle one, prosperous and mighty as we see, ancient Babylon, and the old British empire.

Eze 17:7  There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.

Eze 17:8  It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.

The eagle two, the current Babylon and global economy, esp. America, that was fertile and prosperous and its roots spread all over the world as the empire the west now is, but look at the parallel of what comes after the Babylonian rod of correction, see who takes down Babylon.

Eze 17:9  Say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots thereof.

Eze 17:10  Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew.

The wind of the east, the kings of the east, the last empire is the Asian, eastern empire as in Revelations. When we think, the West, we shall never fall, we are prosperous we are Ok , verse 9,  always means judgment odd FYI.

Shall it prosper? It all will weather, note; it only takes a small event, a small amount of people a small army as verse 9 brings out, when the lords judgments are on a nation, he can overthrow the mighty with only a few people, a small event, a divine snare layed by a bad decision, providence, all the lords doing and allowed by him.

Nazi Germany, could have conquered the world, they were all set, a bad decision was made out of greed to expand the empire, the thing, the blow that took them down was Hitler’s decision to try and invade Russia, and history shows that was the key, one more step, power, greed, insanity, is it any different with any empire, ever? NO.

In the text from Luke the birth pains, we see them every day, we are not to be in any fear, the lord will feed us in famine and protection from pestilences, the lord can do this and he knows those that are his, the rest are marked for death.

I repeat Matthew Henry's remarks again concerning our text.

(A) There is worse behind; flatter not yourselves with a fancy that you will soon see an end of these troubles, no, not so soon as you think of: the end is not by and by, not suddenly. Be not terrified, for, if you begin so quickly to be discouraged, how will you bear up under what is yet before you?”

(B) “Before all these, they shall lay their hands on you. The judgment shall begin at the house of God; you must smart first, for warning to them, that, if they have any consideration, they may consider.

(A).....flatter not yourselves with a fancy that you will soon see an end of these troubles, no, not so soon as you think of. Is this not what most still think, all this will pass, peace, peace, we will be fine, our economy will rebound and we will regain pomp and prosperity as the politicians and talking news heads say, and people believe this rhetoric. Our national debt, the economy is busted, remember its election time reader, they have to say good things, have to say more lies, and commeth destruction after, and not peace. many simply refuse to hear truth, most are head in sand Christians and they think our great country will never fall, we are the greatest super power on earth, listen the whole plan is for America to lose it's sovereignty, that’s what’s happening with the New world order, the free mason plot.

 All nations are to lose their individual laws, sovereignty and economy and be brought into one economy, one law system, a global court, one world religion, it has all been told in advance in Revelations and it is very clear.

(B) “Before all these, they shall lay their hands on you. The judgment shall begin at the house of God; As I have said hundreds of times Henry says it for me, judgment starts in the house of God, the prophetic time line is before the nation falls under 100% judgment, the Church does first, as an example to the non-believing world and nations, they are next.

It will only take a great Earth Quake, a few inner city food riots and hello martial law, good bye Constitution and hello new world order. One crises, just one, we are one event away from losing our freedom, and it is coming soon. One event, think of that, think on the lords providence , he has held off that one event, he has not let TPTB make that event happen, soon he will, when the lord is done judging the church, look the word of the lord says it, Judgment starts in the house of God, in the proper biblical time line it was the same in the historic church-nation as it is now, the lord said it, not me, The Church is under judgment, not all churches as some are still for real, but most are not as most who say I am a Christian. are not.

We clearly see the O.T. dual prophecy and Jesus words in Luke to settle the matter, judgment always starts with his people, the O.T. The Hebrews, the N.T. The Church, same Lord, same way, he changes not. The ones who are truly the lords , as I said, need fear none of these things, I mean none, absolutely no fear, none whatsoever, to poor to flee, to poor to put provisions away, like me, well we have a greater need to look to the lord and only him , and when the time comes, he will meet the need, feed us in famine, grant us divine protection, we are not appointed unto wrath, amen. So if your not one of his, if you never made that real honest decision to make Jesus your savior and lord of your life, stop waiting, stop just seeking and looking for bible contradictions or fowl videos that say things that are lies to keep you from making the decision to accept Jesus as lord, He is the only way, truth and life and NO MAN comes to the father but by Jesus.

 If your caught in ecumenical thought, if you are thinking, I can believe what I want, you must believe on the lord and his teachings to be saved, it is so simple the intellectual person misses it, it can not be that simple. The legalist is also guilty thinking there has to be more to it than this simple plan of salvation, so let us come up with a 500 page book, of our constitutions and bylaws, doctrines of men. It is so simple, do not be fooled, the true believer is not dumbed down, we are in the know, we have the mind of Christ.

 Movies always make bible believers look stupid, we are not, far from it, we have been taught by the spirit of God, we are in the loop, the know, we the true Christian can say, we know the way, and it is Jesus Christ. We can defend our faith and belief’s, blow science out of the water with facts.

 No we are not simpletons, meek , yes, but wise as serpents. We are nothing ,Jesus is everything, we are nothing, yet the lord calls those things that are not as if they were, he never calls many rich, mighty, noble or intellects, he calls the poor, the humble, the afflicted the seemingly no bodies, we are as unknown, yet fully known in heaven, We are not famous in this world , our fame is in heaven and it rests on and in our lord.

Today is the day of salvation, so give the lord a try, if you do not like it, the devil will always be glad to take you back.







Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fervent In Prayer, A Call To Praise And Worship,


Rom 12:12  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

JFB;

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing, etc. — Here it is more lively to retain the order and the verbs of the original: “In hope, rejoicing; in tribulation, enduring; in prayer, persevering.” Each of these exercises helps the other. If our “hope” of glory is so assured that it is a rejoicing hope, we shall find the spirit of “endurance in tribulation” natural and easy; but since it is “prayer” which strengthens the faith that begets hope and lifts it up into an assured and joyful expectancy, and since our patience in tribulation is fed by this, it will be seen that all depends on our “perseverance in prayer.”

Again a call to prayer.  Peter said,  "The very reason to have a sober, sound mind, for the purpose of prayer".

Rom 12:2  And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Henry:

 The mind must be renewed for him. This is pressed (Rom_12:2): “Be you transformed by the renewing of your mind; see to it that there be a saving change wrought in you, and that it be carried on.” Conversion and sanctification are the renewing of the mind, a change not of the substance, but of the qualities of the soul. It is the same with making a new heart and a new spirit - new dispositions and inclinations, new sympathies and antipathies; the understanding enlightened, the conscience softened, the thoughts rectified; the will bowed to the will of God, and the affections made spiritual and heavenly: so that the man is not what he was - old things are passed away, all things are become new; he acts from new principles, by new rules, with new designs.

The mind is the acting ruling part of us; so that the renewing of the mind is the renewing of the whole man, for out of it are the issues of life, Pro_4:23. The progress of sanctification, dying to sin more and more and living to righteousness more and more, is the carrying on of this renewing work, till it be perfected in glory. This is called the transforming of us; it is like putting on a new shape and figure.

 Mateamorphousthe - Be you metamorphosed. The transfiguration of Christ is expressed by this word (Mat_17:2), when he put on a heavenly glory, which made his face to shine like the sun; and the same word is used 2Co_3:18, where we are said to be changed into the same image from glory to glory. This transformation is here pressed as a duty; not that we can work such a change ourselves: we could as soon make a new world as make a new heart by any power of our own; it is God's work, Eze_11:19; Eze_36:26, Eze_36:27. But be you transformed, that is, “use the means which God hath appointed and ordained for it.” It is God that turns us, and then we are turned; but we must frame our doings to turn, Hos_5:4. “Lay your souls under the changing transforming influences of the blessed Spirit; seek unto God for grace in the use of all the means of grace.” Though the new man be created of God, yet we must put it on (Eph_4:24), and be pressing forward towards perfection.

This is essential a renewed mind, it comes via prayer, and patience, the word, repentance. We have a part to play, we must take and make certain actions, but only the lord can give the increase.

Henry,

Use the means which God hath appointed and ordained for it.”

Henry goes on to say,

What is the great enemy to this renewing, which we must avoid; and that is, conformity to this world: Be not conformed to this world. All the disciples and followers of the Lord Jesus must be nonconformists to this world.

Mē suschēmatizesthe - Do not fashion yourselves according to the world. We must not conform to the things of the world; they are mutable, and the fashion of them is passing away. Do not conform either to the lusts of the flesh or the lusts of the eye.

 We must not conform to the men of the world, of that world which lies in wickedness, not walk according to the course of this world (Eph_2:2); that is, we must not follow a multitude to do evil, Exo_23:2. If sinners entice us, we must not consent to them, but in our places witness against them. Nay, even in things indifferent, and which are not in themselves sinful, we must so far not conform to the custom and way of the world as not to act by the world's dictates as our chief rule, nor to aim at the world's favours as our highest end.

True Christianity consists much in a sober singularity. Yet we must take heed of the extreme of affected rudeness and moroseness, which some run into.

The only way to attain his favor as the end is to conform to his will as the rule. It is perfect, to which nothing can be added. The revealed will of God is a sufficient rule of faith and practice, containing all things which tend to the perfection of the man of God, to furnish us thoroughly to every good work, 2Ti_3:16, 2Ti_3:17.

To try things that differ, in doubtful cases readily to apprehend what the will of God is and to close in with it. It is to be of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord, Isa_11:3. That those are best able to prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God, who are transformed by the renewing of their mind.

This is profound, the way many times to know what the lords will is, can be achieved by us with a renewed mind. This throughs a whole new light on knowing the will of the lord for your life. I learn something new every day, and so should you, this is a new insight to me on understanding the will and plan of our lord.

More from Henry;

Whatever we do in religion it is pleasing to God no further than it is done with our spirits wrought upon by the Spirit of God. And there must be fervency in the spirit - a holy zeal, and warmth, and ardency of affection in all we do, as those that love God not only with the heart and soul, but with all our hearts, and with all our souls. This is the holy fire that kindles the sacrifice, and carries it up to heaven, an offering of a sweet-smelling savour. - Serving the Lord.

 Rejoicing in hope. God is worshipped and honored by our hope and trust in him, especially when we rejoice in that hope, take a complacency in that confidence, which argues a great assurance of the reality and a great esteem of the Excellency of the good hoped for.

Patient in tribulation. Thus also God is served, not only by working for him when he calls us to work, but by sitting still quietly when he calls us to suffer. Patience for God's sake, and with an eye to his will and glory, is true piety.

 Those that rejoice in hope are likely to be patient in tribulation. It is a believing prospect of the joy set before us that bears up the spirit under all outward pressure.

Continuing instant in prayer. Prayer is a friend to hope and patience, and we do in it serve the Lord.

 Proskarterountes. It signifies both fervency and perseverance in prayer. We should not be cold in the duty, nor soon weary of it, Luk_18:1; 1Th_5:17; Eph_6:18; Col_4:2. This is our duty which immediately respects God.

Luk 18:1  And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;

1Th 5:17  pray without ceasing;

Eph 6:18  with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints,

Col 4:2  Continue stedfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;

Jud 1:20  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

As Matthew Henry said."Proskarterountes. It signifies both fervency and perseverance in prayer".

I have written and spoken much on perseverance in our prayer life, hear I want to touch on our Spiritual fervency in our prayer and worship life.

The orderly full gospel worship is necessary. In Church, a double must do, in private; we can let it all hang out. We can shout, clap, cry, and anguish, casting all our care upon him, praise him in a loud voice. The need for zeal, a holy zeal, in the Greek Zeal means , hot, to sweet, boiling over, hot etc. This done in the right heart is far different from those on T.V and behind pulpits that are men of show, professional and empty. The true person of the lord does this behind closed doors, or in a remote wilderness.

When I was in Rhode Island and other parts of N.E. I remember when I walked to the woods to pray and worship, the glory of the lord always fell. The desert has been different, I do not know why, the spirit is within not a given place, also times are different today, but I can honestly say, the normal experience for me has always been , the divine presence, prophetic words, wisdom, knowledge, visions etc. always happened while in the deep woods.

 The creation of the lord, his outdoor tabernacle. I have seen in my spirit, one day soon a large tent in the desert somewhere, not a tent for meeting, a double room tent and a hand painted sign saying, the church in the wilderness, I have seen more, but that is all I will say. It is only in part, as I still hope and pray everyday to go back to N.E.

 The thing is, the earth is now groaning, all of creation groans in these birth pains, and as I said in the last few years, the birth pains and judgments have been dramatically on the increase. There could be a correlation of why the many times of silence, as I said due to the day we live in.

I know, I am convicted at times, my prayer and praise life needs revived, right now. A person who is a study warrior, a teacher, a writer a theologian like me, must be careful to keep it all in balance, all word, study, writing and little prayer is not good. If that is you also, let us be balanced.

I read of the old Great Awakening Preachers , they said for every hour of preaching, the man of God should pray two hours, sound advice. If we do not pray, we can become legalistic, as the church of the  Ephesians did. In REV Ch 1 we read, they exposed false Apostles, would not tolerate false doctrines, but they lost their first love. Our first love is a prayer life of zeal, hot, boiling, fervent, and effectual.

We are told to pray at all times, pray without ceasing. This is like many who say, I pray all day, but have no secret closet prayer time on bended knees before the lord, and , or pacing back and forth giving a holy shout, after we kneel. I see  in the word kneeling and raised hands. The posture of prayer at times in the word is of great significance, and if you can still kneel, you and I should. Some cannot due to health, band knees, bad back, this is not legalism, and it is just what I have seen in the word, done in my life. I have experienced a profound difference in the lord’s presence while kneeling in prayer, there is something to this. Humility, reliance, praying to our Holy Sovereign Lord.

I read in E.M. Bounds many books on prayer, he gives accounts of some men who prayed, kneeling so much there knees became as calluses and hard as a camels knees, this convicts me, my knees are far from callused, may it change, it must change. I try to follow my own advice, preaching, and teaching, do I always, No, this is where grace comes in, but grace is for a season, soon the lord says OK, now lets talk, live what you say, live it out loud, as truly your voice is a weapon.

I will end with what John Wesley said on the text verse Romans 12:12

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope - Of perfect holiness and everlasting happiness. Hitherto of faith and love; now of hope also, see the fifth and eighth chapters; afterwards of duties toward others; saints, Rom_12:13 persecutors, Rom_12:14 friends, strangers, enemies, Rom_12:15, &c.





Saturday, April 28, 2012

Remembering David Wilkerson ,observation Of His One Year Since He Died

As anyone knows that has visited this this, I speak of David Wilkerson a lot, he was my spiritual father and virtual mentor 33 years. I was reflected on him while in silent prayer last night. I started to weep, The lord spoke to me and said, "why are you weeping, David is with me, he is now a part of the great cloud of witness, he is cheering you on, he is in peace, and in joy and in love, he is happy and he is alive, rejoice , he was promoted weep not, but have joy".

I stayed awake half the night reflecting on David Wilkerson's ministry, his many sermons, books and the impact he had on my life and ministry to this day, may it never change. We are told in the word, mark those who are faithful and follow their example of faith ( paraphrase) I have, I will. I know to many readers this great man of God had am impact on your life as well.


A year has passed by so fast, so much has happened and continues to happen at light speed every day. I post this video now to say thank you to the ministry of David Wilkerson 


David Wilkerson May 19 1931- April 27 2011

Friday, April 27, 2012

Joseph, What We Can Learn, A Word Of Comfort And Love, Never Give Up


Gen Ch 40

Intro to Ch 40 Barnes:

Genesis 40:1-23

 - Joseph in Prison
An uncomplaining patience and an unhesitating hopefulness keep the breast of Joseph in calm tranquility. There is a God above, and that God is with him. His soul swerves not from this feeling. Meanwhile, new and distinguished prisoners are introduced into his place of confinement.

JFB:

Genesis 40:5-8

they dreamed a dream — Joseph, influenced by the spirit of true religion, could feel for others (Ecc_4:1; Rom_12:15; Phi_2:4). Observing them one day extremely depressed, he inquired the cause of their melancholy; and being informed it was owing to a dream they had respectively dreamed during the previous night, after piously directing them to God (Dan_2:30; Isa_26:10), he volunteered to aid them, through the divine help, in discovering the import of their vision. The influence of Providence must be seen in the remarkable fact of both officers dreaming such dreams in one night. He moves the spirits of men.

Ecc 4:1  So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

Rom 12:15  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Php 2:4  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Php 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Gen 40:6  And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.

Gen 40:7  And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

Henry;

 Joseph's great tenderness and compassion towards them. He enquired with concern, Wherefore look you so sadly today? Gen_40:7. Joseph was their keeper, and in that office he was mild.

 Note, it becomes us to take cognizance of the sorrows even of those that are under our check. Joseph was their companion in tribulation, he was now a prisoner with them, and had been a dreamer too.

Note, Communion in sufferings helps to work compassion towards those that do suffer. Let us learn hence, 1. To concern ourselves in the sorrows and troubles of others and to enquire into the reason of the sadness of our brethren's countenances; we should be often considering the tears of the oppressed, Ecc_4:1. It is some relief to those that are in trouble to be taken notice of. 2. To enquire into the causes of our own sorrow, “Wherefore do I look so sadly? Is there a reason? Is it a good reason? Is there not a reason for comfort sufficient to balance it, whatever it is? Why art thou cast down, O my soul?”

We learn of all Joseph suffered, how he was a type of Christ in his suffering and later his ruling. Joseph is a story that always moves me, he was a dreamer, just like me, one who is suffering and in tribulation, just like me, an maybe you dear reader.

I have learned over the years there is a big difference in being sympathetic with someone , and being able to  empathize. We learn empathy and weep with those who weep, as we have been in the same thing, had the same exact pain, or specific addiction. Empathy is key, the lord will bring people in your path that need you, and you need them. Two who have been on the same road, only now, one is on that road, the person the lord has brought in your path to be able to minister to more effectual than anyone else, because they are in what you once were, or they have an illness you once had, or still have, and in Christ have found the key to peace, Jesus and salvation.

I like how Matthew Henry put it, " Joseph was their companion in tribulation, he was now a prisoner with them, and had been a dreamer too. " And also what he said next.

 "Communion in sufferings helps to work compassion towards those that do suffer"

Companion in tribulation, communion in suffering, can we not all who are the bride of Christ empathizes with one another today. We are all going through many trials and tribulations, sufferings, persecutions, sometimes we feel like the only one going through all this, the others who are Christian in name only, seem to be happy, healthy, wealthy. We may feel, is there something wrong with me, why am I facing all this, why me?

Heb 4:15  For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Heb 4:16  Let us therefore draw near with boldness;( Greek; Confidence) unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need.

God came in flesh to experience in the flesh what we do, what a wonder, our great intercessor can be touched, moved, empathize with us, because Jesus in the flesh was tempted in all the same ways we are, he was with out sin, but he felt it, knows it and can, and is, our sympathizer in heaven, the Holy Spirit our comforter, how we need the spirit of Comfort today.

1Pe 4:1  Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

JFB;

1 Peter 4:1

1Pe_4:1-19. Like the risen Christ, believers henceforth ought to have no more to do with sin.
As the end is near, cultivate self-restraint, watchful prayerfulness, charity,( Love) hospitality, scriptural speech, ministering to one another according to your several gifts to the glory of God: Rejoicing patience under suffering.


The same mind — of suffering with patient willingness what God wills you to suffer.
He that hath suffered — for instance, Christ first, and in His person the believer: a general proposition.

hath ceased — literally, “has been made to cease,” has obtained by the very fact of His having suffered once for all, a cessation from sin, which had heretofore lain on Him (Rom_6:6-11, especially, 1Pe_4:7). The Christian is by faith one with Christ: as then Christ by death is judicially freed from sin; so the Christian who has in the person of Christ died, has no more to do with it judicially, and ought to have no more to do with it actually. “The flesh” is the sphere in which sin has place.

1Pe 4:12  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you:

1Pe 4:13  but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy.

1Pe 4:14  If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; because the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you.

JFB:

1 Peter 4:12

Strange — they might think it strange that God should allow His chosen children to be sore tried.

Fiery trial — like the fire by which metals are tested and their dross removed. The Greek adds, “in your case.”
Which is to try you — Greek, “which is taking place for a trial to you.” Instead of its “happening to you” as some strange and untoward chance, it “is taking place” with the gracious design of trying you; God has a wise design in it - a consolatory reflection.

1 Peter 4:14

For — Greek, “IN the name of Christ,” namely, as Christians (1Pe_4:16; 1Pe_3:14, above); “in my name, because ye belong to Christ.” The emphasis lies on this: 1Pe_4:15, “as a murderer, thief,” etc., stands in contrast. Let your suffering be on account of Christ, not on account of evil-doing (1Pe_2:20).

Reproached — Reproach affects noble minds more than loss of goods, or even bodily sufferings.

The spirit ... upon you — the same Spirit as rested on Christ (Luk_4:18). “The Spirit of glory” is His Spirit, for He is the “Lord of glory” (Jam_2:1). Believers may well overcome the “reproach” (compare Heb_11:26), seeing that “the Spirit of glory” rests upon them, as upon Him. It cannot prevent the happiness of the righteous, if they are reproached for Christ, because they retain before God their glory entire, as having the Spirit, with whom glory is inseparably joined.

And of God — Greek, “and the (Spirit) of God”; implying that the Spirit of glory (which is Christ’s Spirit) is at the same time also the Spirit of God.
on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified — omitted in the two oldest Greek manuscripts and Syriac and Coptic versions, but supported by one very old manuscript, Vulgate, Sahidic, Cyprian, etc. “Evil spoken of,” literally, “blasphemed”; not merely do they “speak against you,” as in 1Pe_3:16, but blasphemously mock Christ and Christianity itself.

Reproach, none of us likes it, we suffer as Jesus did and are reproached, as he was, JFB syas it well, “Reproach affects noble minds more than loss of goods, or even bodily sufferings".

Reproach means,

Reproach
REPROACH, v.t. [L. prox, in proximus.]

1. To censure in terms of opprobrium or contempt.

2. To charge with a fault in severe language.

3. To upbraid; to suggest blame for any thing. A man's conscience will reproach him for a criminal, mean or unworthy action.

Noun:

REPROACH, n.

1. Censure mingled with contempt or derision; contumelious or opprobrious language towards any person; abusive reflections; as foul-mouthed reproach.

2. Shame; infamy; disgrace.

3. Object of contempt, scorn or derision.

Psa 15:3  He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

Heb 13:13  Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

We can all be in empathy, and in fact, are called to bear the reproach of our lord. The definition clearly tells us what it is and how it hurts. Joseph new this, and now he was in common- in tribulations with others in the same place. The other two prisoner’s the butler and baker, ( in this case the butler did do it LOL.) like Jesus who was sinless hung between the two thief’s, but Joseph was innocent.

 Peter said when we are in trials and persecutions the spirit of God and of glory rests upon us, and to this blessing, we have been called. Next time you are going through many things for our lord remember the spirit of the lord and glory is upon you, that is amazing and comforting.

Let us learn, we who are his, are in this thing together, let us remember to weep with others, minister in love to others, love is the greatest.

For these three abide, faith, hope and love, but love is the greatest. God is love, the N.T. commandments are fulfilled in love, love covers a multitude of sins, now anyone feel the need to be in love. I know I do.

Dear reader, if you are going through many trials and tribulations, know this, I can empathize, I care, and more important the lord cares. He knows you, I do not, He sees you, I do not, but I certainly can understand and feel others pain and trouble.

 These last four years of wilderness trouble, trial, tribulations and persecutions has been developing in me a tender heart, a heart of love. The older you get, the longer you have been in ministry, or as a Christian, you to probably have come to the same conclusion, who am I, I have nothing to offer, I am utterly undone.

 Love is the greatest, and love is essential esp. to our fellow brothers and sisters in the army of the lord, let us walk shoulder to shoulder and arm in arm. Love takes no inventory, considers not any wrongs done to it. ( 1 Cor. 13)

 This is the thing we must do, toss out the hurt, find forgiveness, and get rid of the ledger we write all the things done to us by others, the ledger in our heart. May the lord write his word upon your heart today, and erase the ledger of your pain, your inventory of hurts and find true love, joy and inner peace today.

UPDATE 9:45 Am Pacific Coast Time

I posted this message at 12 midnight last night, this morning , as always I get up, have a coffee and spark up e-sword, The daily devotional is started at start up, Myers devotional, a great old devotional. It always amazes me when the lord confirms a teaching, his word. When the lord confirms a word, it is now by two witnesses a thing is confirmed, or three. So when the lord confirms something, a simple message of hope, love and grace like this one and confirms it, well let us all take special note.

This is what I just read, even the word sympathy is it the wording. I will post a snip it from the devotional and you will see, we all can rest assure the lord wants us to listen and read and take to heart this message.

Meyers devotional April 27, 2012

  In our crowded lives, where room is scarce, it is less easy for us to care for the people who may be cast as strangers amongst us, but there is a hospitality of the mind that we can all exercise, when we open our hearts to some story of sorrow. None of us are quite aware, except we have suffered in that way, how much it helps some people to be able to pour out their burdens and sorrows. It is much to have a hospitable mind, to have a sympathetic ear, and to make room in our heart for the story of human pain, sorrow, and loneliness, which some, who are comparative strangers, may want to confide in us. We may rebuke ourselves that our hearts do not more nearly represent the hostel or inn into which sad or weary souls may creep for shelter. Although you cannot say much, there may always be the open door of your heart where the lonely and desolate may enter and find in you a fire of sympathy, kindness, and good-will. 
Well Thank you lord and amen and amen











Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Gifts May Have Ended In The Church Under Judgment, But Get Ready Remnant Ones An Explosion Of True Gifts Are On The Way

 Note; for some reason the formatting gets crazy, have re posted, corrected over and over, it will not take, a new thing. I hate the new blogger dash board, thanks Google, and blog spot. It has never happened, many problems with the new updated and forced on you interface, like on you tube, why, its all about online security and capturing of all we do, say, write. Fact, not fiction. All is being integrated now, and there is no end in sight, soon all our freedom pf speech and freedom of religion will be gone, mark my words, I am seeing very extreme internet censuring, these same new dashboards, all integrated, this is not for our good, but so this, online, email, phone, search engine research can now all be captured and logged, so be it. The only way to read the first part, I will use all red font color, take that TPTB. LOL.

Isa 6:1  In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

Isa 6:2  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

Isa 6:3  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Isa 6:4  And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

Isa 6:5  Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

Isa 6:6  Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

Isa 6:7  And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

Isa 6:8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Isa 6:9  And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

JFB;

 This is not the first beginning of Isaiah’s prophecies, but his inauguration to a higher degree of the prophetic office: Isa_6:9, etc., implies the tone of one who had already experience of the people’s obstinacy.

Lord — here Adonai, Jehovah in Isa_6:5; Jesus Christ is meant as speaking in Isa_6:10, according to Joh_12:41. Isaiah could only have “seen” the Son, not the divine essence (Joh_1:18). The words in Isa_6:10 are attributed by Paul (Act_28:25, Act_28:26) to the Holy Ghost. Thus the Trinity in unity is implied; as also by the thrice “Holy” (Isa_6:3). Isaiah mentions the robes, temple, and seraphim, but not the form of God Himself. Whatever it was, it was different from the usual Shekinah: that was on the mercy seat, this on a throne; that a cloud and fire, of this no form is specified: over that were the cherubim, over this the seraphim; that had no clothing, this had a flowing robe and train.

Note: JFB is saying Isaiah saw the pre- incarnated lord Jesus, Jesus appeared in a pre- incarnated form before, as the angel of the lord of Hosts, the rock in the exodus
Zechariah 3 describes a high priest named Joshua standing before the Lord, and Satan standing 
at his right hand to oppose him. Also present was an angel, who had to be Christ,
 because angels do not judge.
 
Lets look a verse 5 a little deeper, before I give the word of the lord to the remnant ones.
 
POOLE;
 
ISA 6:5
 
I am a man of unclean lips;  I am a great sinner, as many other ways, so particularly by my lips,
 which being in a special manner consecrated to God by my prophetical office, should have 
been entirely devoted to him; but, alas! my speeches, either to God in prayer,
 or from God in
 preaching and prophesying to the people, have been mixed and defiled with so much irreverence, 
dullness, distraction of thoughts and affections, carnal fear, and many other infirmities,
 that I dread the thoughts of appearing before thy judgment-seat, which I see erected in this place.
 For Isaiah had been a prophet before this time, Isa 1:1, and was now called, not in general to his
 prophetical office, but to the delivery of this special message. 
 
KELLY:
 
The effect was immediate on the prophet. It is no longer woe unto these or those, but "woe to me." 
 He is profoundly touched with a sense of sin and ruin - his own and the people's. But it is uttered in
 His presence Whose grace is no less than His glory and His holiness, and the remedy is at once
 applied.
 
for thus set free in His presence, he becomes the ready servant of His will. Before this there was 
no haste to act, but deep self-judgement, and true sense of the defiled state of His people, in the 
light of His glory
 
GUZIK Commentary
 
a. Woe is me, for I am undone! What made Isaiah feel like he was coming apart? Two things. First,
 the sight and sound of the seraphim. Second, the vision of the Lord God.
 
i. When Isaiah saw the angels, in all their holy humility, obedience, and praise to God, he realized 
not only that he was unlike the Lord God, he was also unlike the angels. They could cry out Holy,
 holy, holy and praise God so beautifully, but he could not because he was a man of unclean lips. 
"I am a man of unclean lips; I cannot say, Holy, holy, holy! which the seraphs exclaim. They are 
holy; I am not so: they see God and live; I have seen him, and must die, because I am unholy."
 (Clarke)
 
ii. When Isaiah saw the Lord, he knew what kind of man he was. As poorly as he compared to the 
seraphim, that was nothing in relation to how he compared to the Lord. This vision (or actual 
experience) of the throne of God did not immediately make Isaiah feel good. The more clearly he
 saw the Lord, the more clearly he saw how bad his state was.
 
iii. Isaiah's deep sense of depravity is consistent with the experience of other godly men in the
 presence of the Lord. Job (Job. 42:5-6), Daniel (Dan. 10:15-17), Peter (Luk. 5:8) and John
 (Rev. 1:7) each had similar experiences.
 
b. I am undone is not a bad place to be. "God will never do anything with us till he has first of all 
undone us." (Spurgeon)
 
c. Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: Isaiah 
saw his sinfulness, and the sinfulness of his people, mainly in terms of sinful speech.
 
i. By nature, our lips are full of flattery and false intent: With flattering lips and a double heart they
 speak (Psa. 12:2). By nature, our lips lie and are proud: Let the lying lips be put to silence, which
 speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous (Psa. 31:18). By nature, 
our lips deceive: Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit (Psa. 34:13). By
 nature, our lips are violent: Swords are in their lips (Psa. 59:7). By nature, our lips bring death to 
others: The poison of asps is under their lips (Psa. 140:3).
 
ii. Isaiah did not think for a moment that this was his only sin, but he saw that this was an example of
 the great and incurable disease of sin in him and his people.
 
d. For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts: Isaiah was a righteous, godly man by all
 outward appearance. Yet when he saw the enthroned King, the Lord of hosts, he saw how sinful he
 was in comparison.
 
i. Isaiah's life may have been as brilliant as a diamond. But when you lay a diamond against a
 perfectly black background, and have the right light upon it, you can see every flaw and
 imperfection - flaws that were invisible before. Even so, when Isaiah's righteous life lay against the
 background of God's perfection, it looked different.
 
B. The cleansing of the prophet.
 
1. (6) A seraphim brings a coal from the altar.
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the
 tongs from the altar.
 
a. One of the seraphim flew to me: These angelic beings, surrounding the throne of God, ministered
 to Isaiah. One flew to Isaiah with a live coal - which means the coal was still hot and burning. It was
 so hot that even an angel had to use the tongs from the altar.
 
b. The altar: This must be heaven's version of the altar of incense that was set before the holy of 
holies in the tabernacle of God (Exo. 30:1-10). We know that the earthly tabernacle God instructed
 Moses to build was made after the pattern of a heavenly reality (Exo. 25:9).
 
i. The throne is for God; that is where He rules and reigns. The altar is for us; that is where we
 find cleansing and purging from sin. We should never confuse the two!
 
ii. "The fire was taken from the altar, to intimate that it was divine or heavenly; for the law forbade
 any strange fire to be brought to it, because in sacred things every human mixture is absolute
 profanation. By this figure, therefore, Isaiah was taught that all purity flows from God alone."
 (Calvin)
 
2. (7) A coal from the altar cleanses Isaiah's lips.
And he touched my mouth with it, and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is 
taken away, and your sin purged."
 
a. And he touched my mouth with it: This must have been painful; a burning hot coal applied to the
 lips, one of the more sensitive areas of the body. Yet, nothing is written that Isaiah reacted in pain.
 Either there was no pain, because of a special blessing by God, or the pain did not matter because
 of the majesty of the surroundings and the goodness of the cleansing.
 
i. Isaiah knew he did not serve the Lord like these seraphim, the burning ones. So God said, "I will 
light a fire in you, also!" That is why a burning coal was used to purify Isaiah. "Jehovah, who is a 
consuming fire, can only fitly be served by those who are on fire, whether they be angels or men." 
(Spurgeon)
 
ii. Isaiah cried out, Woe is me, for I am undone! (Isa. 6:5) We might think that a burning coal to the
 lips would be more painful than a vision of the holy God. But for Isaiah, it was more disturbing to 
see the holiness of God, and to see his lack of holiness, than it was have a burning coal applied to 
his lips. 
 
b. Your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged: Isaiah's sin had to be burned away; the fire of
 judgment was applied to his place of sin.
 
i. This was obviously a spiritual transaction. If one has a sinful mouth, it will do nothing to place a
 burning hot coal on their lips. That will not take away or purge their sin.
 
ii. Yet, the same principle works on our behalf in regard to Jesus' work on Calvary. Our sin was
 place upon Him, and He was burned with the fire of God's judgment. Yet because He was holy and
 righteous Himself, the fire of God's judgment did not harm Him; it only burned away the sin, our sin.
 
c. Once Isaiah had met with the Lord, been convicted of his sin, and cleansed from its guilt, then he
 was ready to serve God.
 
i. "The effect of that live coal will be to fire the lip with heavenly flame. 'Oh,' says one man, 
'a flaming coal will burn the lip so that the man cannot speak at all.' That is just how God works with
 us; it is by consuming the fleshly power that he inspires the heavenly might. Oh let the lip be burnt,
 let the fleshly power of eloquence be destroyed, but oh for that live coal to make the tongue 
eloquent with heaven's flame; the true divine power which urged the Apostles forward, and made
 them conquerors of the whole world." (Spurgeon)
 
 
 We need a new, holy visitation of our risen lord, his spirit to fall fresh on us. Intimacy with our lord
 is essential, prayer essential, as a two way conversation. We pray, we listen. We praise he is raised
 in our midst. (David Wilkerson)

There is another powerful insight to this event. Isaiah was already giving mighty prophetic words in Ch 1 to 5, and now, he see's the lord high and lifted up, JFB says correctly, this is his second call to a higher prophetic revelation. The prophet who was already a prophet, now saw himself as a man of iniquity and unclean lips, he felt undone. Application to us.

The closer we get to Jesus, the more we will learn to clearly hear his voice, also the closer we get to Jesus, the more we see our need of daily holiness and repentance. The divine presence brings the fact we are sinners saved by grace. We also can learn, The divine trinity in this, the words holy, holy, holy, as also said in Revelations, three fold praise to the three fold Jehovah, father, Son, Spirit.

This also shows us to be faithful in what is our ministry and daily tasks,  after faithful in smaller things the lord grants us greater things to do, greater ministry , greater revelation. One-step at a time, we grow into what our lord already sees we will one day become. We see ourselves and say, ‘forget it, I am undone, I can not go any further, I can not grow more, be more, this current life and my state is it’. No!

We go from Glory to Glory and from Faith to Faith.

The danger of past great experiences is we settle for them, as Peter wanted to make a booth, at the mount of transfiguration, he wanted to stay and camp out, just stay on the mount of transfiguration, Jesus said no, this tells us there are many more things coming, greater revelation, greater ministry, greater holiness, we should never live in the past, nor settle for a great experience we once had, we move forward, we will get a second call to greater things, greater use for our master and to our fellow man.

What a grand message, to think the great prophet was already a great prophet, read his prophecies in the first five chapters, but Isa Ch 53 was on the way, the greatest and most detailed prophetic word about our lord Jesus Christ coming as the suffering messiah.

If we lift Jesus higher and lower ourselves, there will be no limit to what he will and can do with our lives. We are people of unclean lips, full of iniquity, but the blood of Christ covers our sin, when we repent. Do not let your past or your past failures, and shortcomings, or even character defects, do not let your past keep you from knowing in our lord all things work together for the good. The lord has a plan for your life; he can do exceedingly more abundant, than all we can as or THINK.

I do not care how awful, unworthy, sinful you fill. Repent, move on, and be faithful. The remnant ones who are still hearing from the lord (as I have wrote on). This word speaks to me and says in and through his true faithful people, the lord is about to take us, you, to a new level, a new prophetic ministry, new and genuine gifts. They have temporally ended on the church under judgment, the holy small remnant can expect, and will see very soon, the true gifts poured out in might and in power. They will be accurate, pertinent, and will be of great need in our day and the days ahead.

UPDATE 7:45 Pacific Time, I Just Read This After The Message, A Great Confirmation, And Some Added Information

 Devotion today, confirmation the remnant will hear the lords voice and hear his secrets . I just read this and had to now add it to this message.

Myers;

April 26

THE DAYS OF NOAH
"By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith."-- Heb_11:7.

WE DO well to give heed to the description given of the "days of Noah, for our Lord said, that as it was in those days, so shall it be in the days that close the present age (Mat_24:37-39). The world of that time had made great progress in the arts and civilization of life. But, as it has happened repeatedly all through human history, great luxury produced infamous immorality, cruelty, and widespread indifference to the claims of God. Things took place in those olden times which have their counterpart in the great cities of our time. In its feverish atmosphere sin of every kind abounded, and in mercy to the race, there was no alternative than to bring that wicked generation to an end. "They ate, they drank; they married, and were given in marriage, and knew not, till the flood came and carried them all away."

Amidst all this, Noah lived an unblemished and righteous life. He walked in daily converse with God (Gen_6:8-9). His Almighty Friend was able to reveal to him His intentions. "The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him, and He will show them His covenant."
Keep near to God, that you may hear the accents of His still small voice. Our happiest experience is when we walk with Him in unbroken fellowship, and He takes us into covenant with Himself. Through any one individual, whose heart is perfect toward Him, God will save others. We too shall cross the Flood of Death and enter the new life of Resurrection, but we must be quick to detect His voice, and our hands deft to fulfill the revelations of our Divine Teacher and Friend.

Psa 25:14  The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.


Secret Hebrew;

H5475
סוד
sôd
sode
From H3245; a session, that is, company of persons (in close deliberation); by implication intimacy, consultation, a secret: - assembly, counsel, inward, secret (counsel).

H3245
יסד
yâsad
yaw-sad'
A primitive root; to set (literally or figuratively); intensively to found; reflexively to sit down together, that is, settle, consult: - appoint, take counsel, establish, (lay the, lay for a) found (-ation), instruct, lay, ordain, set, X sure.

This confirmation I just read, speaks volumes, and confirms the remnant ones like Noah , we can know the rain, trouble, desolation's coming when others, non believers and apostate churches and Christians do not. All in the word we read, the lord ALWAYS has a remnant. This is a part of the body of Christ that has stayed the course, and has not become corrupt or false. This does not mean any certain denomination, Church, or home church, they are spread all over the world. To say a thing like your church, your fellowship, you are a remnant one can be border line cult in perception. 


Understand when I teach on this I never mean to sound as if this ministry, or anyone single ministry is the truth, or only remnant, as the founder of the Mormons Joseph Smith, said an angel told him, all churches have become apostate and so a new one had to be started. This is not remnant , this is cult. The ones who are faithful, in sound doctrine, not perfect, but pursing perfection in life by the spirit, full of mistakes, slips and sin, repents. King David is a great example, all he did, he was called a man after God's own heart. This is the remnant.

The remnant will start to clearly hear the secrets of the lord, will have divine direction and counsel, a consultation. inward secrets, and an assembly as the Hebrew brought out. 




The worse things start to get, the more we will start to hear, this is the way, walk in it. It is time to build that spiritual ARK, we are in the same type of days as Noah was, and the word says, in spite of the wicked generation, he was a man of the lord, he walk in holiness and did not fall from his faith. This means we can do like wise, esp. with Jesus Christ our intercessor, and the power of the Holy Spirit, that will enable us to hear the still small voice, and declare in faith what is to come, and what we are to do. The darker this world gets, the remnant will increase in its holy shine as a lamp sat on a hill.