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Dearly beloved, I am at this time only able to maintain one main blog, in my hope to serve you through edification in Christ. Therefore please visit me, for mutual fellowship, encouragement and exhortation, over at my main blog, Witnessing Encouragement. I’ll try to import some of these Revive Me O Lord devotional articles to that site, as I have time. Grace and peace to you in our beloved Savior and Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ.

See you at Witnessing Encouragement.

There is no pure light of truth on the inside. The candles have been extinguished. There is “light” but it is mostly a false, manufactured light. There are shadows cast on the walls; some truth mixed with lies. And there is no warmth of real love inside; the ‘love’ is also manufactured. The manmade walls are luxurious but are hard stone. You hear the noisy voices echo off the walls. It is cold inside. And dark. As you look out the window you hear a lot of bustling activity behind you. Men are making these things happen. They want something from you. They want you to help them make it work. Because they love their Thing.

Your Beloved is standing on the other side of the wall. He is looking through the windows, He is peering through the lattice looking for you. He has come to get you. His voice is clear and gentle. He is inviting you to come out to be with Him. Outside, with Him, it is spring. It feels warm. You see the light. There are flowers in the field. There is grass on the hills. The grape vines are blooming. There is fruit on the tree. There is light of truth and warmth of love with Him. He is making all these things happen. He wants to give you something. He is pouring out His Life as a beautiful gift, to provide for you. Because He loves you.

My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song2:10

A Rumor…

 

We always knew it. During those early courtship years with Him, He told us. We heard Him speaking to us as we read His word for the very first time. He showed us right away; He did not hide it. We accepted it way back then, when we were young. That was years ago. We always knew this was a significant part of His plan for His people. He told us; we believed Him. We began to ready our hearts.

Then we got Churched. In some places they strictly emphasized that no one could know anything about what would happen. Some said we were not supposed to know. Others taught that it did not matter because we would not be here anyway; we would be “outta here” as the saying goes. In some circles Eschatology was reduced to jokes about “The Rapture”. Jocular declarations of adhering to the”Pan-trib” view was the favorite joke to crack. We were taught Jacob was “them” so Jacob’s trouble was also for “others”. They told us “they”–those others– were God’s chosen people… They told us that Matthew 24 was for “them”. They taught that in this chapter Jesus is not even speaking to “us” at all. In Revelation, they taught God stops speaking to us in Rev. 4:1. They taught that the rest of the book is for “them”. Those saints in Revelation were someone else. And Daniel? The saints there were also some other group of people, off in the future. Did they really believe all this? Did they experience the mental torture that comes with denial? Did they experience the headache of cognitive dissonance?

But all through this journey through official Church “doctrine”, we never stopped believing what God had revealed to us in the beginning. We knew the truth and kept it deep in our hearts, during our journey through all these Churches. Inside Christianity, we rarely spoke aloud of what we knew was the truth. And now we see that this reality is beginning to dawn more and more on the multitudes in the Churches. It is no longer just another theological option in Eschatology. There is a rumbling. People are hearing things. They are wondering. They are beginning to talk. They speak quietly, carefully, under their breath, to one another. Could it really be true after all? Yes, there is a rumor going around…..

((….. “The Tribulation” is for the Church. It is for the Christians….))

My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. Jeremiah 51:45-47

“Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future.” Daniel 10:24

“and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.” Daniel 12:7

“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.” Matthew 24:9

And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:17

And it was given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them… Revelation 13:7

And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even to death. Revelation 12:11

The Total Eclipse of the Moon

The moon is visible during the nighttime, when she reflects her light into the dark night of this present evil age.

The earth will soon pass over the moon, increasingly overshadowing it. The earth’s shadow will block the moon from reflecting the light and the moon will turn dark. Finally the entire moon will be turned to blood. She will no longer give her light. There will be death.

The eclipse will last ‘three and a half hours’. The earth will cover the full moon, overshadowing and engulfing her. There will be blood, and she will be silenced.

The eclipse is now just beginning; the earth presently casts a partial shadow upon the moon. The darkness is creeping across the surface of the moon already. There is still time for her to shine her light. And shine she will.

As the shadow deepens and spreads across the face of the moon, the remaining unobstructed portion will shine ever brighter until it appears white hot as melted silver burning in the refiner’s fire. The remaining portion shall glow this brightly. Then this last light will also cease.

The earth’s dark shadow remains and passes over for such a short time. Later the moon shall emerge on the other side of the eclipse. Then she will be free, clean, bright and new.

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. Joel 2:31

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.. Rev.6:12

…and the third part of the moon.. Rev.8:12

…the moon shall not cause her light to shine. Isaiah.13:10

…and the moon shall not give her light.. Mark 13:24

The Leaven

Leaven is a bad thing; it is evil. It is all the false teaching, all the immorality, all the sin, all the flesh and worldliness, all the deception, all the hypocrisy, all the wickedness, all Pharisaical dead religion, all satanic doctrines, all the merchandising, all the bondage and all the lies in the Church. It is everything that Jesus cleanses out of His temple. Like the enemy who sows evil tares in the field, this woman sows evil leaven into the meal. The woman is the collective agents of false Christian Church System, the Harlot. She is wearing glamorous scarlet and purple clothing; she is decked out with flashy jewelry and pearls. She hides the leaven within the meal when no one is looking. She is committing an act of wickedness against God and does not want to get caught; she works in secret. She is infusing evil into that which belongs to God. She pretends she is the Bride but her clothing betrays her identity; she is not wearing white, she is not pure. She is not modest or chaste. She is not married to Christ, but to the Beast System which is against Christ. She is a deceiver and an imposter, working by stealth. The result of her leaven is the fermentation of ‘Human’ success, pride, puffed up corruption, sin, evil, lies, rebellion, blasphemy, rot and decay which overgrows in the Kingdom. The result is the whole is fully leavened. This putrid lump of three leavened measures of meal is now being offered to the Lord by those who claim to be His people. Back in Genesis Abraham and Sarah offered unleavened bread to the LORD, made out of three measures of pure clean meal, which God accepted. But as for this end time leavened dough, God will chop off two parts of this rotted mess, and He will throw it away. He will then purge all the leaven out of the remaining part. He will bring the third part into the fire to refine, cleanse and purify it. He will remove all the leaven from the third part. Then He will have that unleavened bread that is pleasing and acceptable to Him. Then His Kingdom will be pure.

And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. Gen.18:6

Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. Matt.13:33

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. Zech.13:8-9

The Birds of the air

The mustard seed that God sowed in His field was very small, smaller than all the seeds. The kingdom that started out by faith was continued on in human strength. The once humble, lowly mustard bush has grown prideful. Now at the end of the age has become a self-styled “tree”, larger than the garden plants. This tree is now very big with many large and small denominational branches. It has grown large through ambition, innovation and self-effort. It has become strong in its own strength. And it is visible and admired to the end of the whole earth! It has enlarged its authority, dominion and power. The tree gives credit to itself for growing so big and is quite proud of its height and size. It is a very successful tree in its own right; a kingdom with many mortal kings.

However the birds of the air have come to nest in its branches. These are the same birds that snatched and devoured the seeds that fell by the way side. These are evil birds, the birds of prey; the owls, the crows, the ravens, the eagles, hawks, vultures and buzzards. Evil has come in. These have an agenda. They have alighted, they have taken residence, they have eaten, they have brought destruction and noise. They are quite comfortable. In their power they have claimed their turf, building their nests in God’s tree (where they hatch little Valkyries). They have imported magick, death, confusion, mischief, sin, pride, bondage, lies, and fear. It is no longer safe for the little sparrows and doves.

They eat up the gentle songbirds. Like vultures they circle around the dead and dying, and wherever there is war or a graveyard. They are rather social; gathering in large numbers in the tree. They work well together to accomplish their goals. They are “wise”,  intelligent, esoteric and stealthily bring in brilliant mystical ideas, false visions, false wisdom and occult knowledge. They have brought their dark energy, satanic powers of spiritual enlightenment and sorcery into the tree. They peddle New Age illumination in their chosen place of residence. They shapeshift to look Christian on the outside. They perch on the branches of the great tree, dominating it. Their transformation of this tree has produced the ultimate Shift.

These birds of the air were sent by the prince of the power of the air, to take over this tree. They are his messengers sent to communicate lies to the unwary and undiscerning tree. The tree would be no match for these spiritual birds; though strong in outward physical form it is spiritually weak without the power of the living God. These birds have substituted witchcraft power. The evil birds sit confidently atop the tree, symbolizing the victory of their master’s empire and rule over the tree. The tree is thus completely corrupted by evil. When the King returns, He will deal with this matter.

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Matt. 13:31-32

For the mystery of lawlessness (iniquity) is already at work...2Thes2:7

Abigail Gives

Nabal is a business man; he deals in sheep. His Church is in located in Carmel. He is very rich: he owns 3000 sheep and 1000 goats. He has a big house, many house-servants and shepherd-servants, and lots of money. But he is harsh and evil in his dealings.

David’s messengers greet Nabal peacefully. They remind Nabal of all the good things David has done for him. They tell him how the shepherd-servants had been with David and how he had treated them kindly, protected them and fed them. Now David requests the kindness to be faithfully repaid.

Nabal scoffs back, “Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse?” He knows; but he is being dishonest. He wants to keep all his acquisitions for himself, and not pay what he owes. David makes plans to visit wrath upon the entire household of Nabal.

Abigail is intelligent and beautiful. She is wise, gentle, and giving. She trusts in the LORD and wants to be faithful to Him. She has lived Nabal’s house for many years but this is only temporary. God has a plan to free her. She eventually finds out about the impending judgment. She is told, “Behold, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master, and he scorned them.” She discovers that Nabal has returned evil for David’s good.

Abigail is exhorted, “Now therefore, know and consider what you should do.” Evil has been determined against Nabal and all his household; and he is such a son of Belial (worthless, wicked) that no one can speak to him. Abigail has been exhorted to action. She must have courage.

Abigail hurries and prepares a gift; a spiritual offering of 200 loaves of bread, 2 jugs of wine, 5 sheep, grain and fruit. She goes out to David in the wilderness, bringing her gift. She humbly offers it all up to him. But she does not tell Nabal.

Abigail is a peacemaker. She falls down on her face before David. She bows herself to the ground. She intercedes and pleads with David to spare those in the household of Nabal. She humbly asks for forgiveness and pleads for mercy for the multitude of those who reside there. David is pleased and blesses her. He receives the offerings she has brought for him. He listens to her and grants her request. He will spare all those in the house who are not responsible for this wickedness.

Nabal is foolish and selfish. He should be guiding and caring for his house with wisdom, humility and truth. He should be aware of the impending judgment that is soon to come upon his house. He should be repenting of his wickedness and disobedience. Instead he is pleasing himself. Instead he is having a party fit for a king. He is quite drunk on his foolishness. Abigail is wise. She waits until morning and then tells him everything. The LORD returns the evil of Nabal upon his own head and strikes him dead.

David sends a proposal to Abigail to take her as his wife. She arises, bows with her face to the ground and offers herself as a servant to David: “Behold, your maidservant is a maid to wash the feet of my lord’s servants.” Then Abigail quickly arises, and with her five maidens who attend her, she follows the messengers of David, and becomes his wife.

Abigail gave everything she could to David. She gave petition on behalf of the multitude, she gave request for mercy. She gave him all her spiritual fruit and spiritual bread, wine and meat. She gave humility, repentance, obeisance, honor, respect, submission, and service to him. She gladly gave herself to him as a humble servant. After she was freed, she gave herself to him as his wife.

Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do

1 Samuel 25:17

Snakes and Scorpions

Snakes and scorpions live in your government. They live in your neighborhood. They are in your Church. They are in your house. You are surrounded.

They speak lies to you. They speak lies about you. They are not sincere; they flatter and fake love for you. They mock and ridicule you. They laugh at you. They covet your spiritual possessions and envy you. They resent you and want you to fail. Evil influences and controls them.

Snakes and scorpions bite and sting you. They attack. They love to accuse you unjustly. They take pleasure as they blame and accuse you. They want to hurt you. They know there is no truth to their accusation yet they accuse to send flaming arrows of pain into you. They want to steal your joy and peace. They want to put blame, guilt, shame and bondage on you. They deliver arrows of pain and spew hate onto you. They intend to inject you with their poisonous venom. They want to kill your soul.

Snakes and scorpions betray you. They kiss you and then hate you and turn you over to the authorities. They fake love. Their friendship with you is an illusion; they are secretly loyal to your enemy.

They are greedy, selfish, spiteful, self-righteous, proud, vain, arrogant, cunning, deceptive, self-preserving, manipulative, controlling, authoritarian, ambitious, emotionally cruel, viscous, hurtful, dangerous, brutal, unforgiving, vindictive, vengeful and egocentric: they believe they are superior. They love power and control and utilize blackmail and punishment when necessary. They have hidden motives and agendas. When their control is threatened they will attack. They have not compassion nor mercy.

But Jesus gives us His power to tread on serpents and scorpions in the Spirit as we respond according to His will. They can not harm you. In power of His Spirit, you stand in the Holy Place; you are safe. You are safe from these death attacks as you trample them under your feet in the Spirit with His power filling you. The power of the enemy cannot hurt you. The Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ is in you and you are in Him: His power is in you and nothing can harm you.

1. Be wise as the serpent: understand who is attacking you and why.

2. Be harmless as a dove. Respond to attacks as Jesus did with humility, gentleness, grace, faith and silence.

3. As led by the Spirit, speak Truth in love, or remain silent.

Let us remember how the Lord Jesus responded to those who hated Him, and to remember His instructions to us regarding how we are to respond to those who hate us. He told us to take up our cross and follow Him. He is our Shepherd and we are His sheep. Let us follow Him.

Jesus’ response:
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth;
like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth. Isaiah 53:7. (He did not defend Himself.)

Now Jesus stood before the governor and the governor questioned Him saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?”And Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.”
(He identified Himself.)

And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He made no answer. Then Pilate said to Him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against You?” And He did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so that the governor was quite amazed. Matt.27:11-14. (Jesus did not defend Himself.)

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34.(forgiveness)

Our response:
Be glad in that day, and leap for joy…Luke 6:23.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad… Matt.5:12.

Keep on rejoicing…1 Pe.4:13.

But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. Matt.10:19-20.

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you, and persecute you. Matt.5:44.

But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke6:27-28.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and curse not. Romans 12:14.

when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure(suffer)..
1 Cor.4:12.

But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24

4. Offer up the suffering to God as worship. He will turn your suffering into worship, joy and love for Him by the filling of the power of His Spirit.

5. Respond in private worship alone to the Lord with prayer, praise, thanksgiving, trust, repentance, adoration and submission to Him and His will, in love.

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matt.10:16

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.. Matt.16:18

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon (serpent) shalt thou trample under feet. Ps.91:13

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Matt.10:19

Dear Daniel

Dear Daniel,

The king and officials of Babylon will try to find a ground of accusation against you in regard to government affairs. They will find nothing with which to accuse you on these grounds, so they will consult together to seek accusation against you with regard to the worship of your God.

They will consult together and establish a law that anyone who prays to, or worships any god or man besides the king; the Beast, that they should be cast into the lion’s den. They will establish these laws and it shall be an officially signed government document.

But when you know that this document is signed into law, enter your house and get down on your knees and worship, intercede, make petition, and give thanks to God as you have already been doing. The government officials will be informed of your activity, and of your breaking of the law of the land.

But you will pay no attention to this law; you are an exile and are not bound to obey the laws of the kings if they require you to be unfaithful and disobedient to your God and King. You will keep on obeying, serving and worshiping the LORD your God. You shall be innocent in the eyes of God. You will be arrested and cast into prison with the lions. Your response will be trust, faith and worship unto your God. God will fill you with His Spirit and He shall protect and deliver you through this test; your faith shall give glory to God.

Beware of this fourth beast and this little horn; They shall wage war with you and your brethren, and shall overpower the saints of God. They shall speak out against the Most High and wear you down. The power they wield shall be mighty and this power is from satan. They will kill God’s holy people. They will be empowered by “the craft”. They will use “peace” as an excuse to kill God’s people. They will stand against Jesus Christ by standing against you. You shall be given over to them for a time, but God will judge and destroy His enemies at the proper time. Jesus Christ will do this Himself. God’s everlasting Kingdom shall prevail.

O Daniel, I have now come to give you insight with understanding. You are greatly loved! So understand this message. The Lord Jesus Christ finished the transgression, as a ransom, made an end of sins, made atonement for iniquity and brought in everlasting righteousness. He sealed up the vision and anointed the most Holy, which is Christ! His Holy Spirit anointing in you. You are in Christ. Christ is in you. You are anointed.

As you know, Messiah was cut off for you, as the ransom, providing atonement for your sins. He made His covenant with you in His blood. Now you must understand that satan’s plan is to infiltrate, desecrate and destroy what is now known as “Christianity” or “The Church”. The plan is also to destroy the Christians. The end shall come with a flood (as Jesus said) and unto the end of the spiritual war, desolations are determined! The entire thing will go bad: abominations shall abound in Christianity, the sacrifice of worship shall cease there, and the official visible Institutional Church shall become completely spiritually desolate.

Daniel, you are greatly beloved! Understand what I am saying to you. Do not be afraid. Set your heart on understanding this and humble yourself and pray. I want you to understand what will happen to your brethren in Christ, the saints, in the latter days. Be strong, take courage and be courageous. Do you understand why I am telling you this? There is spiritual war waging. God will send encouragement and protection.

And satan’s forces will arise and completely desecrate the Church System of Christianity, and the daily sacrifice therein of what was pure, holy, humble, Spirit anointed true praise, worship and devotion. The offering of living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, spiritual service of worship, it will be done away with there. This Abomination of Desolation will thus be in The Church, where it should not be! Take note! Do you see it? Let the reader understand. Follow Jesus Christ’s further instructions in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, and all His commands.

But you who know God, will be strong and do exploits. (The Lord Jesus Christ will tell you Himself what He wants you to do. Listen for His voice.) And you who have insight among the people, will instruct the many, the multitude of Christians. Yet they will be killed and go into captivity. And some who have insight also will die. This is to purge, purify and refine. Until the time of the end.

God’s enemy satan will speak monstrous things against Jesus Christ, and he will do his own will. He will exalt himself until the indignation is accomplished. For that which is determined shall be done.

My final words of encouragement for now: After this time of distress for the believers, the Tribulation, all your people will be delivered; everyone that is written in The Book of Life. And the dead shall rise in the Resurrection, some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who have insight, those who lead the many to righteousness, shall shine like the stars in the heavens forever and ever.

So when they have finished shattering the power of the holy people (true believers), then all these events will be completed. So go your way, Daniel. Many will be purged, purified and refined. The wicked will act wickedly and they will not understand. But those who have insight will understand. Be faithful. Keep waiting. Stand in the Holy Place (abide in Christ!). Go your way to the end. You will stand before Him at the end of the days.

with worship to the Most High God,
the servant of the LORD,
His angel chosen to deliver this message

Daniel ch.6-12.

Michal despises David

David is outside in the street worshiping the LORD with all of his heart! He is bringing the sacrifice of praise on his lips. He is dancing before the LORD with all his might. He is wearing the garments of “praise to the LORD”. He is wearing the righteousness of Christ; the garments of a priest of God. He is rejoicing! He is leaping, whirling around and dancing in worship before the LORD! There is shouting and the sound of the trumpet! He is offering many offerings of worship before the LORD His God.

But Michal is inside the house. She prefers to be where she is  comfortable, where her idols are (1sam19:13). She is looking out the window and sees David outside. He is in the streets! In her pride, she is disgusted by what she sees. She is much like her father Saul. She is a professing Christian but she hates the true consecrated life of David. She looks: David is worshiping the LORD with joyful abandon. He is blessing the people in the name of the LORD of hosts. He is ministering; distributing food to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel.

David intends to bless those in the house as well, but before he can, Michal bitterly rebukes him for what she considers his undignified behavior. She is all about appearances and looking good and respectable on the outside. She criticizes him for not being dressed properly for worship according to her standards. She is very embarrassed by his “unnecessarily excessive” devotion to God, his willingness to publicly humble himself and his “inappropriate” display of zeal for the things of the LORD. Her lukewarm heart desires to mock and persecute the soul that is aflame with the Spirit of God. She resents his pursuit of God. She is supposed to be supportive and kind to David, but instead she attacks with venom. Like snakes and scorpions, her words do bite and sting.

David knows that the LORD chose him, and because of this, he will celebrate with joy before the LORD. He knows that he will be even more humiliated and undignified than this. He does not mind, he is happy to be humbled and despised for the sake of God, and according to His will. He is not ashamed of abandoned worship to Yahweh. He is not discouraged by the disparaging remarks from the Pharisees. Love, devotion, humility, gratitude, and faith proceed out of David. But Michal bears no fruit at all.

2  Samuel 6:14-23