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Moving to Main Site

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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 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

Hear then the parable

The sower. This is about the Church! This parable is about all those in the entire visible Church, not all those on the entire planet. To YOU it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. To His people, He reveals mysteries. But to the multitudes of fake Christians in Christianity, it has not been granted. Jesus speaks to them in parables because the hearts and minds of the multitudes of Church people are dull; they have closed their eyes and cannot see the Truth. They also refuse to hear; they keep on hearing but do not understand the Truth. They are not converted. They are not healed nor delivered from iniquity and lies.

But blessed are you! Your eyes see. Your ears hear. Many Christians wanted to see what you see but did not. They wanted to hear what you hear but did not. Hear then the parable of the sower: There are four groups within Christendom. Babylon Church divides up into these four parts.

The seed sown beside the road. They do not understand the word. These are they in the visible Church who heard the word of the kingdom but their minds and hearts do not understand it. (The birds who eat up the seed are satan’s servants working within Christianity.) They ever learn but are not able to come to the knowledge of the Truth. Instead they believe committing iniquity is ok and they believe false doctrines. They have made lies their refuge. They love not the Truth.

The seed sown on the rocky places. They do not believe the word. These are they in the visible Church who do not count the cost of following Jesus. They don’t want to identify with Him. Persecution and tribulation are distasteful to them. They are offended by the very idea. They do not want to take all this so seriously. They are ashamed of the real Jesus Christ.

The seed sown among the thorns. They do not love the word. These are they in the visible Church who are consumed with the world: money, entertainment, sports, games, comfort, pleasure, success, work, status, power, living the good life, being admired, loving the world, living in the flesh. They do not want to crucify the flesh. They do not want to die to self. They are disconnected from the Vine. They bear no fruit.

The seed sown on the good soil. These are God’s true people. These hear the word and understand it in their hearts and minds. They believe and love the Truth of the Word of God. They know the real Jesus. They have counted the cost, they have crucified the flesh. They have taken up their cross to follow the Lord Jesus wherever He leads them. They have come out of Babylon to follow the Lord. They humbly accept persecution and tribulation for the sake of Jesus Christ. They are not ashamed of Him. They have renounced the world and the flesh. They cling to the Vine. They love Him. They bear fruit for Him.

Matthew 13:1-23

And he said, “Go, and tell THIS PEOPLE, ‘Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.’ Make the heart of THIS PEOPLE fat (dull, insensitive), and make their ears heavy (stopped, plugged), and shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” Isaiah 6:9-10

To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. Matt.13:11

And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?” Mark 4:13

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matt.13:9

Hear O Israel

We are Israel! The promises of God and the blessings are to us. The birthright belongs to us. National political State of Israel is not true Israel. Nor are the unbelieving people who claim to be through the flesh. I am Israel! You are Israel! And so are all who are born from above by the Spirit; those who are Descendants of Abraham , Isaac and Jacob, through faith in Jesus Christ.

The nation switched from the physical to the spiritual at the cross. First is the physical. Then after, the spiritual. The flesh profits nothing, the promised seed of Abraham is Christ. (Physically it ended there.) You must be born again! God does not practice racism, respect of persons, nor ethnic apartheid. He does not have two groups of His Chosen People: one of the flesh by natural birth, and one of the Spirit by faith and spiritual re-birth. We who belong to the LORD God through faith in Jesus Christ have been given the seed– which is Christ in us. This has nothing to do with our physical genetics of the flesh. Being Israel does not come by the flesh seed of man. Fleshly heritage, bloodlines and genetics are not what determines one’s standing before God. Israel is now the redeemed from all ethnic groups of the earth.

Those who are in Christ are Israel, and Israel is spiritual now in the New Covenant. Jesus promises to bring people from every tribe, tongue, people (ethnic group) and nation into His Kingdom. There is only one Kingdom of God. There is not two, one for physical Jews, one for Christians (or “Gentiles”). In Christ there is no Jew or Greek. There is only one people of God, not two. There is only one Gospel message, not two. There is only one salvation plan, not two.

Jesus Christ is the Holy Nation! (We are the Holy Nation, in Him.) He is the Chosen One. He is the supreme One. He is the Favored One. He is the Anointed One. He is the promised seed. He is Zion. He is the Holy Land. He is the Righteous One. He is the promised One. It is His blood that makes us holy. His blood and seed is in us spiritually, making us sons and daughters of God, and brethren of Christ Jesus. Now we are heirs to His Kingdom. There is only one chosen people who are the true beloved people of God. God is the God of Israel. We are Israel. We are His people. He is our God.

And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. Gal.6:16

Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. Gal.3:16

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God. Gal.2:28-29

For we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.. Phil.3:3

Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. Rom.9:6-8

And if ye [be] Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal.3:29

Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. Gal.4:28

Flee to the mountains

Therefore, when YOU see the Abomination of Desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, let the reader understand, (the worship of the physical State of Israel, and the physical Jews & satanic “star of David”, the doctrinal attack upon the holy blood covenant that Jesus Christ has with His people spiritual Israel, the mixing with other gods, the promotion of sin, the false teaching that salvation is by law-keeping/works rather than by faith in Christ, the false teaching of Christianity+Patriotism, or Dominionism, or Legalism, or the practice of witchcraft and the worship of lucifer all WITHIN THE VISIBLE CHURCH),

then let those who are in the false Church flee to the wilderness with Christ; let him who is on the mountains with the Lord Jesus not go back into the apostate Churches; and let him who is being fed abundant spiritual food by the Shepherd in the field not turn back to the Churches to get his covering-protection.

But woe to those pastors who have only spiritual babies in their Churches, and who feed them only baby milk in those days! But pray that your exodus out of Sodom-Babylon may not be in the winter or on a Sabbath; for then in the Church there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall. And unless those days had been cut short no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the true Christians, the barley & wheat, the sheep, the remnant believers, the spiritual Israel of God, the beloved bride of Christ; for their sake, those days shall be cut short.

Then if anyone says to you, “Behold, here is a Christian”, or “There is a Christian”, do not believe him. For false Christian pastors and false Christian prophets will arise from within Christianity to show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect saints of God. Behold, He has told us in advance. If therefore Church people say to you, “Behold, this popular Christian superstar pastor is teaching here!” or, “Behold, that popular Christian Organization Leader is speaking there!”, do not go to them, do not listen to them, nor believe them, for they do speak lies.

Matthew 24:15-26

See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come to Church pulpits and on Internet, TV and radio stations, Conferences and political rallies, pretending to represent Christ, saying, “I am a Christian!” and will mislead many who say they are Christians. And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars in the Institutional Church; see that you are not frightened, for these must take place, but the end is not yet.

For the children of the devil (Esau) will rise against the children of God (Jacob) and the kingdom of satan against the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in various places in the Church there will be famines of the Word of God and spiritual earthquakes causing much destruction, disturbance, bewilderment, sorrow and suffering for God’s people. But all these things are the beginning of birth pangs.

Then they will deliver YOU, dear saint, to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the wicked in the Beast-Harlot system on account of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. And at that time many Fake Christians will fall away and will betray the true Christians and hate them. And many false prophets will rise up in the Church and will deceive many. And because lawlessness in Christendom shall increase, most professing Christian’s “love” for Jesus and for true Christians will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end of the tribulation, and remains steadfastly devoted to Jesus Christ unto death, he shall be saved.

Matthew 24:4-13.

Witness to the Religious Establishment and the kings of the earth  

Jesus

Jesus, our King, Lord, Master, Savior, brother and friend. He IS The Faithful Witness. His very presence is with us. His courage, strength and power, He gives to us.

The Religious Establishment wanted Jesus to shut up! As Jesus bravely bore witness to the Truth before the earthly ‘powers that be’, He demonstrated to us the exact way we must also be His witnesses, down through the centuries, and to the very end.

And the high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, “Do You make no answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?” But He kept silent, and made no answer. Again that high priest was questioning Him, and saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” Mark14:60-62

Pilate therefore said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John18:37-38

Peter and John

The Religious Establishment wanted the apostles to shut up! But having beheld the resurrected Christ and also having received the power of the Holy Spirit, they could do no other than proclaim Christ with confidence and courage!

And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; for we cannot stop speaking what we have seen and heard.” Acts4:18-20

And when they had brought them, they stood them before the Council. And the high priest questioned them, saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross. He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him. Acts.5:27-32

Stephen

The Religious Establishment wanted Stephen to shut up! They did not want to hear God’s Word or Truth. They could not stand the wisdom and Spirit with which he was speaking. They stirred up the people, elders and scribes against him. They came and seized him and brought him before the council. Stephen was required to give an account to them. They saw that he was full of the Holy Spirit as he preached God’s Word! He declared what God has said, and what He did. Remember, he was preaching to the Religious Establishment: to professed believers in God. These professed God and considered themselves “leaders”, yet they were not born from above. They were not at all in the Kingdom; they were not circumcised in heart. Stephen told them the truth regarding their unbelief, sin and disobedience! He accused them of resisting the Holy Spirit and persecuting and killing God’s people whom they had betrayed and murdered. The religious leaders were enraged! Stephen continued to honor and glorify Jesus Christ. The only way they could shut him up was to kill him, but Stephen was faithful to Jesus until the end.

“You men who are stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did. Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who had previously announced the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become…”Acts7:51-52

Paul

The Religious Establishment wanted Paul to shut up! Paul must witness at Jerusalem (to the Religious Establishment) and to the Roman Government (the kings of the earth). The Jews (Synagogue of Satan) conspire under solemn oath to kill Paul (a plot!). Tertullus, hired by and representing the Religious Establishment, acknowledges to the governor the many benefits provided to them by the Roman government which they have enjoyed! Tertullus then falsely accuses Paul of working to help foment a political revolution or insurrection against the government. We note the bond and agreement of cooperation between the Babylon Religious Establishment and the Beast world government system.

Paul speaks to the Roman governor about sin, righteousness, the judgment to come, and faith in Christ Jesus. Felix becomes frightened as he is convicted of his sin. To Agrippa the Jewish king, he boldly and humbly declares what Jesus said, what God has commanded men to do and how prophecy was fulfilled in Jesus.

“Take courage;

for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also.” Acts23:11

James the Just

When he was not encouraging and instructing believers, he was witnessing to the unbelieving Religious Establishment. But the Religious Establishment wanted James to shut up! They could not stand the power and truth of his preaching! The chief priest, scribes and Pharisees demanded that he shut up and renounce the truth that Jesus is the Son of God. He dared to tell the truth and was thus charged with breaking their law (blasphemy!). They then gave James one more chance to deny Jesus before throwing him off the temple to be stoned and killed below. Enraged were the enemies of Christ when, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, James declared to them with boldness that Jesus is the promised Messiah, the Son of God, the Savior; that he is sitting at the right hand of God, and shall come again in the clouds of heaven, to judge the living and the dead!

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12