Monday, September 29, 2014

Beyond the Glass Darkly.... what is coming ... soon

Let me preface this by cautioning, almost NEVER does the true prophetic contain a time line. If it did the Jews wouldn't have missed the hundreds of clues about the appearance of the Messiah.  No time line.

Those who insist that the true prophetic requires a time line need to tear whole chapters out of their Bibles in the old testament.  It doesn't mean it NEVER happens, but it happens seldom, very seldom does a prophecy have a time and date.  Prophets see things prophetically in two dimensions - Like a photo.  There is a series of events evident to come, this - then that.  But like looking at the picture of the rocky mountain range, how far that mountains is from one peak to another is not evident from the photo.

Here are things that in the future this prophet sees coming.  How soon?  Who knows.  I don't and neither does anyone else.  Yet they are clearly there prophetically.

Social Reversals like Abortion, Gay Rights (Marriage) and  legal drugs will not go away soon.  Not for a long time.  Those battles have been lost.  They won't be reversed.  The culture will change slowly and they will drift away out of disuse from changed hearts, not by legislation.  The genie is out of the bottle. It was released November 2012.

Islam is in collapse in spite of what you see and hear.  The terror you see makes many believe it will take over the world, but the world at large is not going to allow this.  Resistance at the metaphorical gates of Vienna has already taken place.  It has caused a pox on a population and region that will not reverse soon.  Yet as their power in certain areas becomes dominant, it will suffer from an infection called truth.  It will come from the inside out.  Their dominance will become their enemy. Infighting over power will become a self destructive force. It will destroy itself.

There will be large migration of former Muslims to Christianity.  It's not a direct route. Those who become disillusioned will first disavow all spiritual things.  "I HATE ALL RELIGION" will be their cry.  They will need something to fill the void.  Islam is bankrupt spiritually.  Over time many will find the truth of Jesus.  Some who will come out will be those most passionate once about Islam, even some terrorists will become as fearless in spreading the truth about Jesus to populations not reached by the traditional church.  They will be like Paul the Apostle.  This is not imminent, but the vacuum created by the collapse of Islam will manifest this.

The coming spiritual awakening will not be participated in by the western church. The western church as we have known it will either undergo a radical transformation (on a case by case basis) or it will dissolve.  There will be some who will thrive.  Most will not.  It's not about relevance, but about making it real.  There will be entry level ministries that will prosper for a while (Lakewood and Willow Creek) however hunger for MORE will come and people will become seekers of truth. Training wheel Christianity cannot last long. Normative future Christianity will manifest miracles, great faith, freedom, bold prophetic, deliverance, healing and supernatural interventions.  Abnormal will be tradition, sameness, simple preaching and powerless sacramental exercises.  This will cause splits.  Even in the Catholic Church.  We saw it once before and will see it again.  God truly is about to do a new thing.

Economic disaster will result in some very hard times for many.  Nothing is possible that can be done.  There will be a long stagnant time of economic drift.  The economic engine of the whole earth, the US  economy, will be eclipsed by other nations with more economic vigor.  In the end, these hard times will result in the dismantling of much of the rotten political infrastructure that has caused this.  Trust in government will continue to fade. 

Republican and Democrat parties as has been known in the USA will become two new parties, maybe not in name, but in essence. One side hyper conservative and the other hyper liberal.  They will do battle at the polls for the heart of the USA.  It will become a civil war.  Maybe not hot at the beginning but just below the surface.  There will be no middle ground.  It will be a war of worldviews.  This war has already begun.  One side has already won some hard fought battles... Gay Marriage, Open Abortion, Gays in the military, Open Borders, Islamic Infiltration, Militarized Police, Legal Dope, Indoctrination of Children by Public Education and many more.  The war is not yet lost.. but many battles have already been won.

This will not be reversed at the polls. This can only be reversed by heart changes.  Poverty and crime cannot be changed without a change of heart.  These things will not be changed without a change of heart. No one can legislate these things, only a return to the heart of God can.  Attempts at legislation restraint always fails.  Every protest has become an exercise in futility.  Those gatekeepers who make or allow these decisions are either sanctioned or removed by those who have the power to do so.  The requirement on the part of the redeemed is to not only pray, but to be certain they are on the right side of righteousness.  Deception is rampant.

There is one dire prophetic vision I keep getting and hope to not see it to come.  I do not believe that an armed uprising of Muslim militants in the USA has much hope of success.  Anger and outrage are too great.  Even if the administration were to somehow try to tamp down civilian armed resistance, the level of indignation will overwhelm the people in power.  Military will back down, even for a little while if Police were to try to control, it will fail.  We DO have a well ordered armed informal militia in the USA and they are ready.  I do not hope for this, yet I see it.  I hear the drumbeats.

IF an armed enemy were to drop a nuclear bomb on Chicago, New York or LA the rest of the USA would rise up in unity against that enemy.  Fiercely.  It would be unity in spades. 

The scenario that is more ominous is the attack of an Electro Magnetic Pulse against the USA.  It would create a near panic at first, then a self feeding frenzy as people scramble for scarce frozen resources.  Many would die. Some have predicted as many as 90% of the USA.  I don't believe that, but that is how frightful this can be. There would be some who would help one anther out in this situation.. but in a post EMP world, that would be fragmented and rare.  People will turn on each other in an attempt to survive.  Freezing and starving in the cold will cause many to become near animals. People's hearts are not in tune with this grace.

In my prophetic view scope,  the USA in order to stop ISIS will use an EMP over their positions wiping out all communication and transportation. Crippling them.  That however would give license to the use of an EMP over the USA by another nation.  North Korea, Iran, China, Russia or some other are all candidates?

LONG AGO I had a vision that Obama would not finish out his term.  Not from assassination, but from some other force.  I cannot tell you what that is.  I don't yet know.  I haven't talked about this much.  Yet his capacity to operate as President is becoming more and more tenuous.  Not just because of his lack of ability, but because circumstances around him are falling apart.  He is disintegrating before our eyes. I don't want to seem him leave early.. I saw this event.. long ago.

We need peace and tranquility.. it can only be found in ONE PLACE. ONE.  It's not geography or political, it's a man on a throne.  JESUS.  He is all there is and he is all we need.  Don't please say amen until you grasp what that means to YOU and to ME.

When heaven invades earth, something has to change, and it's not going to be heaven.  IF you think we have heaven on earth, consider what has to take place, what has to be wiped away, what has to start or stop for heaven to come to pass.. and then you will see what the nature of the Kingdom Expanding really looks like.  I have seen it.. and it will take a great deal of painful change.

Evenso.. Come!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sounds like a Squirrel

With the Beheading News today and in the past few months.. I have been thinking about this passage from Revelation 20. My eschatology doesn't allow me to convert this to current events. I know that would be wrong. But I am familiar with the old Sunday School Joke........ Teacher asked, what has a fuzzy tail, eats nuts, and runs up a tree. Johnny said, "I know the answer is Jesus but It sure sounds like a squirrel".

That's like today's news. Islam, the devil let out of the pit, beheading. Gog and Magog... but I don't believe all that anymore. But it sure sounds like a squirrel.:

Rev 20:1Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the bottomless pita and a heavy chain in his hand. 2He seized the dragon—that old serpent, who is the devil, Satan—and bound him in chains for a thousand years. 3The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. Afterward he must be released for a little while.

4Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their forehead or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

5This is the first resurrection. (The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years had ended.) 6Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him a thousand years.

The Defeat of Satan

7When the thousand years come to an end, Satan will be let out of his prison. 8He will go out to deceive the nations—called Gog and Magog—in every corner of the earth. He will gather them together for battle—a mighty army, as numberless as sand along the seashore. 9And I saw them as they went up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded God’s people and the beloved city. But fire from heaven came down on the attacking armies and consumed them.

10Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

For More Information see Jack Van Impe

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's a New Year, Rosh Hashanah and The Future is Coming.... and most are not ready for what is about to happen

These things are going to happen... soon?  I can't say.   But they are coming.  We are to be prepared for whatever comes.  However.. most won't be.

What you can expect..

  • Increased Terrorism, even if there isn't an actual attack, there will be fear.  How will you deal with that? Give in to the fear or rise above. 
  • Economic decline.. even more than we have seen.  There is a large reset coming .. are your  ready?  Gold is not the answer, relationship to a Providing God is.
  • Institutional collapse.  Healthcare is about to collapse... there will be practitioner.. but they will not be free or even subsidized.  Physicians are quietly going on strike.  You will not be able to find care when you need it.  The whole idea of reform is dead.
  • Educational collapse.  The whole public education system in major urban areas will become so bloated and top heavy it will collapse.  Universities will close across the nation.  Getting a higher education is going to become much more difficult.  Public education is bankrupt.
  • Balkanization of populations will increase, not along racial lines you might think, but along economic and political divisions.  The civil war of ideas is going to become very bitter and divisive. There is no middle ground.  You will take a side.  Blue V Red... nothing in between.
  • Trust in government will sink to new levels.  That includes trust in Police and the judicial system.  
  • Economic freedom has been stripped out of our society. It will not return without a major revolution.  This is more than election, the coming economic collapse will require re examination of every foolish policy that has robbed us of our future.  Jobs will not be formed with economic liberty disappeared.
  • Trust in institutional religion is finding new lows.  Churches in the USA have failed to find a way to reach a burgeoning population of millennials.  They want to find spiritual peace. They try all kinds of things.  Reaching them with the truth is what is missing.  There is about to be a HUGE move of God but the churches in the USA will not be ready to meet the need. The largest group of people now in the USA by age are average 23 years old.  Look at the population mix in the church you attend.  IS that the age bracket of your people?  How do you appeal to a 23 year old.  They are hip, smart, more conservative in some ways but more socially liberal.  Gay marriage and abortion.  You can't compromise, but you will have to find a way to talk to them about life here and destiny.  They don't believe in sin, hell or guilt.  You will need to find new ways to meet them where they are.

The prescription for this is helping people face the changes and not make promises they can't believe.  While I appreciate a hopeful positive word of encouragement, I also need to hear what is needed for me to hear the truth and how to deal with it. I am going to hate to see thousands of churches close because they can't cope with the coming revival.. but they will close. 

This will break all the rules.. and everything you thought you knew about how to serve the Lord for others will be turned upside down.

Are you ready for what is about to happen?  It's a NEW YEAR

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Priorities are Holy

When we hear or speak of holiness, we sometimes equate them with behavior, actions, attitudes, piety or obedience.  Yes those are all true.  Yet not the TRUTH.

There are things on the heart of God.  Things that right now HE deems important.  There are other things that we cope with that are FAR from the heart of God.  I won't list them.  You know what they are.  They are clear in the book of Galatians.

So when we decide what to do with our time and attentions we are making decisions, setting priories that are either Holy or Not Holy.  Not that they are evil, just maybe NOT on the heart of God.
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I enjoy TV, football, baseball, oldie music (when it was real), the news, political things, world affairs.

I spend more time on these than I might if I had my priorities right.

I don't spend as much time as I might with priorities more in line with God's will, purpose, agenda, and yes HIS priorities.  Those are Holy.

So I find myself asking me, is this priority I am placing in my life Holy (is it on God's priority list) or is it something I do to entertain myself.  I don't much go to movies.  Not holiness issue, just don't care about them much. Don't have much depth in Pop Culture.  Don't engage in a lot of things.

Doesn't make me more or less holy...

I want to know the priorities of God and then be Holy as HE is Holy.  All else ends up being dissipation and as the years go on, that matters.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Warning and Encouragement

I looked at this video from Rick Joyner.  It's disturbing.  YET.. last night I had a dream. 

Here's the link:  URGENT WARNING: ISIS Coming to America - The "Gate of Hell" has been opened

This morning I heard this:

America and the western world is waking up in a pig pen, eating pods.  It's not a poverty of money, but a poverty of orphan from Father.  All the money is gone.  All the friends are gone.  The enemy is at the door.  Now the call of the Father will be heard.  This will be the greatest return ever seen by the eyes of man.  The abandonment of everything that linked us to HIM will be restored.  Religion will be abandoned.  Jesus will be exalted. 

As the pig pen becomes more and more uncomfortable the call of the Father will become more clear.

None of us come to Jesus in comfort, but in our pain. 

This is true of those who have walked away...there is no comfort and no peace other than in Jesus.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Your call into light

Last night, I was honored to offer prophetic insight to some people. There is ONE question people come to a prophet with, in a church, that is always the most painful to answer. I can offer the word of the Lord in Finance, Relationships, Destiny and callings.

When I get this question however, it is difficult. The woman said, "I am under a lot of persecution here, I want to know if the Lord wants me to leave this church, and join myself to another fellowship". I didn't inquire as to the nature of the persecution, I have a sense she was attracting that to herself. That was my impression.

So what do you do? I love Crusaders. It's home. I can't understand her confusion. So I laid hands on her and then spoke the word of the Lord over her.

Here's what the Lord had me to say, "I did not call you into Darkness Daughter, I called you into light, magnificent glorious light. I will call you into even more light. More revelation. More love. More Knowledge and Wisdom. Your steps are ordered of me and your obedience will lead you to make the decision that you KNOW is right. Only follow the call of light, wherever that leads, and if you make a wrong choice, I will not turn you away. I call you into light, not darkness."

I hope she will soon recognize that what she already has, IS LIGHT. As a prophet, I seldom give advice, I try to hear what the Lord is saying and say what He says. The good news is, He gave me a book to study up on. That helps.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Becoming a Disciple is more than an Oath, a Teaching or an Affiliation

There is lots of vapid talk in the Church of Jesus about becoming and making disciples.  Most of it is hot air.

We do not understand discipleship.

I recall a video Pastor Phil Ressler showed where the speaker talked about how a disciple becomes like the discipler.  The goal of one who makes disciples is to make people just like them.

Paul the Apostle talked of this.  "you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1

Pretty strong stuff.  Pretty aggressive.  Yet... there it is.  That's the mandate.  Ask people to become just like YOU.. if you have the stuff.

That puts a great deal of pressure on the one doing the discipling.  He or she must exemplify what the person he is developing is to become.   

It also puts pressure on the one to become discipled.

  • That person must be willing to change and adapt the model the one helping them grow exhibits.
  • That person must be hungry to become more than they are.
  • That person must be finding MORE light, not less because of the influence of the one doing the discipling. 

There's the rub.  A lot of people are willing to offer to shape you into their mold.. yet it's a mold smaller than were you are right now.  It's a mold of the world.  A mold of religion.  A mold of powerlessness.  

The discipler I am prepared to follow has to look like, act like, imitate Jesus.  Yes I know they are not Jesus, but they can find a way to demonstrate where they are.

That will include all the gifts, manifestations, miracles, faith, healing, provision, protection, confidence, perseverance, boldness, wisdom and knowledge that Jesus exhibited.  If you pull punches, I'm pulling out.  Religion pulls punches.

You can't impart what you don't possess and darkness cannot impart light unless it has light.

The reason much of the world is undiscipled is because who wants to become like what you see in the western church.  Powerless insipid religion. 

Meanwhile an evil demonic religion is attracting thousands every day by the exhibition of evil power..  is our GOD not able to defeat them? Yes, but it will take people who look JUST LIKE HIM!!

Do you look just like JESUS... yet?   If not you are still in process.