Re-blogged from The End Time
Written By Elizabeth Prata
Isaiah 19 forecasts that a cruel leader and a harsh master will rule Egypt, even
while Egyptians are at each other’s throats in a civil rebellion. That sounds
like what is happening now. It is hard to tell if the prophecy means the same
man or two different men. It is in Isaiah 19:4
“and I will give over the
into the hand of a hard master,
and a fierce king will rule over
declares the Lord God of hosts.”
Looking forward to 2013
(No, I didn´t take that from Obama. I wrote the
original way before he was elected. We Christians do not need to imitate the
Posted by Jean-Louis -
“See. I will send you the prophet Elijah
before that great and dreadful day comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers
to their children and the heart of the children to their fathers: or else I will
come and strike the land with a curse.” Malachi 4:5.
“Therefore if anyone be in Christ, he is a new
creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who
reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of
reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not
counting men’s sins against them. As ambassadors committed with the ministry of
reconciliation, as though God were making an appeal through us, we implore you
on Christ‘s behalf:
Be reconciled to God.”
Distance and separation
Definition of “Far
away” in The Fuegian language of
Tierra del Fuego. A seven syllable word
“They stare at each other, each waiting for the other to
do what each wants but is not able to.”
One can appreciate the rich
and insightful imagery of primitive language, but the question remains: Is it a
matter of inability or unwillingness?
When the Lord Jesus was approaching
the hour of His death, He himself prayed giving us a model prayer: “Father
not my will, but yours be done”
What keeps us separated? Basically it
is our pride and unwillingness to humble ourselves. We prefer to remain in a
prison of our own making, when the key has been given to us that could release
us from being captive to our own will and stubbornness.
won in a verbal conflict at the detriment of forgiveness and reconciliation ends
up being one more brick we use in building a wall of separation protecting us
from the very ones that Christ has sent our way to help them in their struggle
to find forgiveness and freedom from spiritual captivity.
won ends up being one more shovel full in digging deeper the ditch of distance
between persons whose ministry is to be a bridge builder, not a wall builder or
a ditch digger.
Do we have the key? Only God can
give us the key to freedom.
Isaiah declares: “He will be the sure
foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
The fear of the Lord is the KEY to this treasure.” Isaiah
Do we need a sure foundation in our present time of confusion,
perplexity, and contemplating our navel and worshiping the earth to find the
solution with the greatest brains as guides in our cultures of death?
The Lord Jesus to John the apostle in Revelation chapter 3:7: “These
are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he
opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.”
There is a
time and a season for everything under the sun, but Jesus is sending his
servants to proclaim that “NOW is the day of salvation and that there is no
other name under heaven but the name of Jesus by which man can be saved”
The only way men can experience real peace and reconciliation with
others is to first be reconciled with God
Oh, that we would heed the
command of our Lord Jesus to build bridges and tear down brick by brick the
strongholds in our hearts that we have erected patiently, day after day, month
after month until it becomes the very fabric that makes up the callous covering
of protection keeping other people from being welcome in our hearts.
looking forward to this New Year’s eve, this is my hope and wish for the New
Year for the readers of this blog:
Be reconciled first with God through
recognizing and accepting the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus for you, He brought
peace to us who were enemies of God; receive the pardon and salvation that are
already paid for by His blood shed for you on the cross and the free gift of
eternal life available to all who humbly turn to His light and life from their
slavery to sin.
If you already know the Lord Jesus, His peace to you and
may His grace and love abide and rule in your heart as you seek to do His will,
to be fruitful and keep looking for His soon return.
Heavenly Father, by
your grace and the power of your love through your Holy Spirit, free the
prisoners in our families, our churches. You alone can penetrate through and
behind those brick walls and fill those ditches of separation. You alone can
heal bitter, broken hearts and restore us to our call to love you and serve you
as we obey your command to love each other sincerely from the heart and serve
our brothers in humility and submission to your will and purpose in our lives.
His Name is a strong tower and we are victorious by the blood of the
Lamb and the word of our testimony that Jesus alone is Lord of Lord and King of
Kings and worthy of our praise. Blessed be His holy Name. Amen.
12/3/2012 Edited and from previous posting
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I have always liked to write. Letters, journals, poetry. When my babies were small, I kept journals written to them “from Mommy” so they could look back at their childhood selves through my eyes when they got older. An entry might say “Today you said the funniest thing…” -or- “You have a very distinct personality and before you even had words, you had a way of making your feelings perfectly clear…” Things that gave me a clue as to the young men they would become.
This morning as I spent time with the Lord, I was reading in Revelation chapter 3. Verse 8 was underlined and I’d written a marginal note. It’s the verse in which the Lord is speaking to the church at Philadelphia The one church with whom God really expressed no specific disappointment or fault and the one which I believe is the end-time remnant.
He says, “I know thy works, ….. for thou hast a little strength, and has kept my Word, and hast not denied my nam.
As I read the verse, it put in my mind an image of our Heavenly Father reviewing, as it were, the whole of our (the church’s) lifespan as a mother cherishes and holds in her heart all the moments of her children’s lifetime. He is recording for us, from His singular perspective, what He knows about us, that we don’t perceive or understand about ourselves. Clearly, we are special to Him, and i can’t help but feel a twinge of sadness that our gracious Heavenly Father gave the sacrifice of His one true Son for the sake of His many adopted sons and daughters, and His omniscient pronouncement about us when it’s all said and done at the tail-end of the Gentile age is; “thou hast a little strength”.
Though perhaps it is not sad, He knowing our frames, that we are “but dust”, all things considered perhaps He is sincerely glad to know that this remnant handful grasped His promises with our puny and extremely limited strength and comprehension, and held on! Nothing takes Him by surprise, obviously.
But note what else He said: (This is no small thing, this, if we let it really sink in, should be revolutionary!) He says “I have set before thee an open door that no man can shut”. What does that even mean? What open door? Well, I looked at the handy-dandy center-column (of my Nelson KJV Study Bible with Annotations, Doctrinal Footnotes and beaucoup other goodies) and it said to me “hey, take a look at I Corinthians 16:9!”
So I did. And guess what? Paul was in Ephesus, on His way to Macedonia and said “For a great door , and effectual, (Producing an effect, or the effect desired or intended; or having adequate power or force to produce the effect, as in: My Word shall not return unto me void) a great door, and effectual is opened unto me (and there are many adversaries)…..Hmmmm……What is this open door?……..
Then there was another clue (like a progressive treasure hunt, one clue leads to the next until finally, BINGO! you found the treasure) Acts 14:27 And when they were come and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed (reviewed) all that God had done with them and opened a door of faith unto the gentiles. ( Did I emphasise that enough? Ha!)
This Door of Faith opened unto the Gentiles is speaking of the Age of Grace, the gathering together of a BRIDE from amongst the Gentile peoples, for His Son Jesus Christ. THAT DOOR!
Wow, are you excited? I am.
A door no MAN can shut. Fields white unto harvest stand on the other side of that door. They are out there for the plucking. Do you realize what this means? This door no man can shut was there at the birth of the church, and still stands open to us, the remnant. It is not a door the apostate church can walk through (they are not equipped). It is up to you and me to take God at His Word and walk through it and start picking because (verse 7) These things sayeth He that is Holy and True, He that hath the Key of David (Jesus) says He that openeth, no man shutteth, and shutteth, no man openeth. The Key of David has to do with the promises God gave David regarding Jews and God’s covenant with them (which cannot be broken-see Jeremiah 33) and Jesus’ future earthly reign on the Throne of David. But note also Matthew 16:19 where Jesus is talking to Peter and the disciples and says: And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. If you have studied the history of the church in the New Testament, you know that the disciples were Jewish, and the New Covenant was given among Jews first, who had to be convinced to extend it to the Gentiles. These Jews were believing Jews, but this mystery of the church was sooooo new to everyone that it took a while for the disciples to begin to understand. (Behold I show you a great mystery, we shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed…I Cor. 15:51 Paul was talking about the church, imagine His excitement as he tried to share this unbelievable news to new believers about this “number taken from among the Gentiles” some of whom would never see death, but all of whom would be changed in the twinkling of an eye at the rapture.
Furthermore, in the Revelation3 passage (v. 9) I will make them of the synagogue of satan, which say they are Jews and are not, but do lie, behold I will make them come and worship before thy feet and know that I have loved you. See, He was speaking to Saved Jews in the Age of Grace, AS JEWS. These are the few Jews in that age who actually recognized Jesus as the awaited Messiah. (Yep, the first Messianic Jews). Who are those who say they are Jews but arent? It was the unfaithful Jews who were “blind in part” and unable to recognize their Messiah, then and now. But also I believe it is the modern-day church who embrace Replacement Theology and wrongly believe that the Old Covenant was cancelled when the New Covenant came into effect. God says over and over, the Old Covenant with the Jews is a “never-ending covenant” which cannot be broken because He is God.
Can I tell you something? Those of you, who, like myself and our family, have been through your period of disillusionment with “the church” (maybe you are in it now), who sincerely hunger and desire the sincere meat of the Word and perhaps you learned, much to your resentment and regret, that those you looked to as teacher and mentor and shepherd/pastor were actually wolves or goats, causing you much confusion. God will worry about them. Forgive, and learn this: The Holy Spirit is the only teacher you need. If you apply yourself, work at it, study diligently, He will open your understanding and then He make you able to discern the trustworthy teachers.
And when it comes to sharing your faith? You don’t have to be a Bible Scholar with 30 years of in-depth study under you belt to bring another lost lamb into the sheepfold. You don’t have to be a D.L. Moody (Or Ray Comfort for those who aren’t old enough to know who D.L. Moody was.)
The door sits wide open before you. Share your testimony and the 5-point Gospel
- Grace of God Eph. 2:8-9, Titus 3:5
- All have sinned Romans 3:23
- God is love but He hates sin Romans 6:23
- Christ is God in the flesh Acts 4:12
- Jesus brings salvation through faith in Him and what He did John 3:16
There. Simple. Back to the Basics.
You can also harken back to your V.B.S. days and make yourself one of those leather bracelets with 7 beads: Black, Red, White, Blue, Green, Yellow and Clear.
- Black=filthiness of the sinner without Christ
- Red=the blood of Christ which cleanses away that sin
- White= How clean we are after He washes us whiter than snow (Isaiah 1:8)
- Blue=both baptism as an outward declaration, and living water, which is needful for sustenance (Acts 2:42 and John 4:7-14)
- Green=the admonition to join a Bible-teaching, Bible-believing church, get a good Bible, and GROW in the faith
- Yellow=the streets of gold in heaven they can now look forward to, not fearing death
- Clear=God’s clear mandate that I had an obligation to witness to them, and now they have a mandate to share with others Ezek. 3:16-18 I Peter 3:15
I even have passages for the knots that are tied on either side of the row of beads so that they will remain in place.
- First knot=He knit you together in your mother’s womb, knows you intimately, hairs on your head, etc
- Final knot=God will eventually “tie up all loose ends” judge and repay in righteous wrath, anyone not under the blood according to his evil deeds, as well as rewarding those who were saved and faithful, for obedience and works which advanced the Kingdom.
There you have Sandee Lloyd’s own personal system: (Evangelism for Dummies Ha Ha.)
Do not be afraid to talk about hell and guilt. Take them through the Ten Commandments, (Exodus 20) and explain the law is not like soap that cleans us up, it’s more like a mirror that can only show us how contaminated we are with our sin. The law works, by God’s design, to speak directly to the conscience and if their conscience is at all tender, you will be able to make them see that they are guilty before a Righteous and Holy God. Remind them that the commandments and Gods law (the whole Bible) is one law, sin is transgression (violation) of the law, and if they broke one, they have broken the whole law because, like the chain that is holding up the swing on the playground, if you only break one link, the chain itself is broken and no longer intact.. Jesus fulfilled the law, and God is willing to apply Jesus’ Righteousness to their account in trade for having applied their sin to Jesus to bear the punishment for them on the Cross. Not a fair tradeoff, seems to good to be true, but there it is!
Hey, if you like the bracelet idea, here is another idea. I use tiny rectangles of colored construction paper in colors that coordinate with the bracelet, and a wee bit o cellophane tape, and make corresponding tabs at the verses( in a pocket Bible or New Testament) that are applicable to the color. Example: Sin/Black, “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned, every one to his own way, but the Lord hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all”.
I have made up countless New Testaments marked in this way so that after I witness to them, I can hand it to them to keep. I also write a “key” in the front duplicating the bracelet beads in a drawing, and put those scripture references beside them. THEN, I turn to the first one, underline or highlight it, and write the next reference in the margin so that after I or they read it, they can go easily to the next verse which will also be underlined and have the following reference written beside it. Even maybe the page number…
Sooo Easy-Peasy even a CaveMan can do it.
Now, go walk through that door and bring someone into the fold or plant a seed today. The quicker the bride is complete, the sooner we are OUTTA-HERE! Jesus is the Open Door!
Usually I take the time to creat links for every scripture reference. This is time-consuming, and I figure if you care enough, you’ll look them up. Good way to start remembering them. Stay tuned for the Daily News!
(Oh, and, Thank you, Cathie M. for your prayers. God answered!)
First new concentration camps in Europe set to sprout on Greek soil
(Read more at EndtheLie.com) - HERE
Think this can’t happen in America? We, too, have a critical election coming up. Consider this Article on FEMA camps in American Thinker:
January 2, 2012
New Nationwide FEMA Camps Should Raise Eyebrows
Of all the rumors flying around on the internet, one just refuses to die, and it concerns America’s FEMA camps.
In a nutshell, there seems to be a solicitation of bids occurring for the staffing of FEMA camps within 72 hours of implementation by an order from either Homeland Security or the president. This situation begs to be investigated, with special consideration paid to the motives of the present administration.
I went to the source, the FedBizOpps.gov, and searched for the solicitation number HSFEHQ-10-R-0027, titled National Responder Support Camp.
A search of the history of the amendments to this Solicitation for Contract showed that it had been modified several times, with the last modification — number 0008, with an original date of letting out to bid with a synopsis of May 13, 2011 — occurring on December 16, 2011. This last modification rescinded the solicitation, with said modification’s purpose noted as follows:
Read more: HERE
Considering Obama’s “hot mic” promise to Dimitri Medvedev that he will have more “flexibility” after his “re-election”, and considering the extremely precarious state of the world economy, and that we are teetering on the verge of WWIII, I think it is safe to say this concern about these camps has now moved beyond the realm of conspiracy theory.
Face it, we have a Socialist in the White House. “Never let a crisis go to waste”, is a favorite motto. This bunch is certainly not above creating that crisis. And here is just one potential “false flag” scenario (From Truther.org) that could be initiated for that purpose in the very near future:
(Begin Truther.org article)
The 2012 Democratic National Convention logo depicts Obama’s head in center of a bullseye.
Truther.org News May 18, 2012 David Chase Taylor As documented in the free ebook entitled The Bio-Terror Bible, the 2012 Chicago NATO Summit is ripe for bio-terror. While Chicago is blinking red on every level of false-flag terror, what Rahm Emanuel, the son of an Israeli terrorist, has planned for the city of Chicago and the U.S. as a whole is still a mystery at this point. As journalists from around the world speculate as to what might transpire on May 20-21, 2012, an assassination event to trigger another war or a domestic crack-down is highly possible if not plausible.
Since the establishment has essentially lost the element of surprise in respect to false-flag terrorism, they will likely pull off a most shocking and horrendous act of terror which will have global repercussions. An assassination of U.S. President Barack Obama and one or more of NATO’s world leaders would do just that and would ultimately demonize American protesters in the process. In the aftermath of an assassination event, martial law would likely be instituted and the simmering race-war propaganda will likely go into full effect.
As previously revealed on Truther.org’s sister website entitled ObamaCSI.com, the assassination or attempted assassination of Obama by the Israeli Mossad has been planned and speculated for some time. Whether people like Obama or not, an Obama assassination must be stopped at all costs. The murder of Obama would divide America between black and white, Democrat and Republican, and would inevitably cause riots, looting, violence, bloodshed, and chaos across America. It is still unclear whether the U.S. government will attempt to resurrect Obama politically in the aftermath of an assassination event or assassinate Obama for real, declare martial law, and suspend the U.S. Constitution. (Continue reading this article HERE)
We are at a point now where it almost seems like we are living inside the movie “The Truman Show”. You get the sneaking suspicion that everything is following a specific script. It would seem that men, specifically the powerful elite, are manipulating a lot of things. They believe they have control, but they are in for a surprise. God is still on His throne and at any moment He will ”pre-empt” mans “scheduled programming” and disabuse these world leaders of that erroneous notion.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. I Thes. 5: 8-11