I began posting 6 years ago about the need to "Prepare" for difficult times ahead. Those times are here. Jesus referred to these times as "the beginning of sorrows." I don't feel that I am an alarmist but a realist. I am one who "sees" the present and also the days ahead. Biden said that this will be a dark winter and Trump said our best days are still ahead. I see both happening simultaneously. Faith says that darkness does not have the ability to suppress or to hold the light under its domain. Even in the midst of a dark winter the light of God overtakes the darkness. It is the beginning of sorrows and the beginning of the great awakening!
Monday, December 28, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Bob Dylan has a song Ballad of a Thin Man and the chorus is "Because something is happening here but you don’t know what it is. Do you, Mister Jones?"
Saturday, December 19, 2020
A nation has a general population who enjoy all the benefits of being a citizen. A nation also has those who are patriots; persons who vigorously support their country and are prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. Patriots are the remnant within a nation of citizens who are willing to die for the preservation of the country they love.
God also has a remnant of spiritual patriots within the nation who seek first the kingdom and are committed to protecting that liberty against all deceptive tactics of the enemy. Are you in the remnant of America?
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Former Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a true friend. His devotion and love for this country are genuine regardless of whatever you may think. You will soon see that this is true. Not only does God have His hand on Senator Sessions but he will soon play an important role in our nation once again. Below is a letter that he wrote to me and I want you to look closely at the underlined sentences (my edit). He called me a "strong patriot" and I fully believe that "it takes one to know one!" Do not take the term patriot lightly.
Friday, December 4, 2020
This is not an alarmist post but a preparation post for those who trust my understanding of Scripture. I have been pondering the following Scripture verse for 50 years and never have been satisfied with how it has been taught and preached by the vast majority of preachers and churches.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
The schemes of the enemy against the purposes of God for America are now being exposed and will soon come to light. What has secretly been planned and set in motion is now being revealed.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Last night Dutch Sheets and other leaders led a national prayer service near the headwaters of the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania. This area has important spiritual significance in the history of America from the time of George Washington. “We determined that the Lord was putting great emphasis on this area pertaining to the elections and the future of our nation. We are believing that this live prayer gathering in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, near the headwaters of the Allegheny River, will shift America,” Dutch Sheets.
“Decades before he became the father of our county, George Washington was on a dangerous diplomatic mission in the Western Pennsylvania wilderness. A 21-year old major in the Virginia militia named Washington had two brushes with death in this Pittsburgh area, which could have dramatically altered the course of American history.
At one point, Washington and his traveling companion, Christopher Gist tried to take a raft across the Allegheny River. Washington was controlling it with a pole and didn’t do a very good job because he ended up being thrown into the river. And with all the wet wool clothes that they used to wear; it was very fortunate that he was able to be saved by Gist.
Think how different our world might be without Washington. He was the catalyst of the Revolution, he was the leader of the Constitutional Convention, he held everything together throughout the Revolution and afterwards, when our government was formed. And I truly believe, had Washington been killed, that our nation’s history would be quite different and the history of the world, the modern world as we know it, would be quite different.” [Martin J. O'Brien at the Harmony Museum]
Personally, I do not believe the Presidential election is over. I respect each person’s conviction of which candidate should lead our nation. I voted for the party platform that has the best chance of advocating religious freedom, the right to life, and democracy. I believe the name of the man who saved Washington from drowning in the river is significant at this time. “Gist” means the main or essential part of a matter and the ground of a legal action. As you look at the two paintings of Washington and Gist crossing the river you will notice how rickety the raft must have been. Just a few rough logs lashed together, not a boat, just a shaky raft! It would have taken a miracle for Gist to pull a soaked George Washington up onto the raft! The raft would have surely dipped down under the water considering the weight of two men. This rescue of Washington happened during a Pennsylvania winter, December 27, 1753. Interesting that “gist” means the ground of a legal action and that is what is happening currently in the election and that we are less than two weeks from December.
Last night’s national prayer service in Pennsylvania led by Dutch Sheets was the “Gist” who reached out with an appeal to Heaven to rescue the democratic election. Democracy is at stake. I participated in this prayer service online. Gist keeps my hope alive that the election is not said and done. Gist keeps reaching out to save our individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Gist refuses to let our democratic way of life die a slow death. Gist will not allow our freedom of worship to drown. Who is the true hero in the historical near-death of George Washington, the Father of our country? It is a man named Gist. Who is the true hero in this period of our national history? It is the national prayer service held last night near the headwaters of the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
"The King’s place is in the royal palace. To speak with the King, an individual must go through bureaucratic channels, gain approvals, journey to the capital, pass through the castle, and be entirely prepared. But there are times when the King comes out to the fields. Anyone can approach to be received with care and compassion." Alden Solovy
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
is born of a deeper understanding of the order of things:
When you understand that the other guy is lacking
in order that you may be privileged to help him
—then you are truly humbled." chabad.org
Monday, August 31, 2020
There is compassion that feeds the ego and there is compassion that humbles it. chabad.org
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Today we look at the story of Joseph and how he interpreted two prophetic dreams given by God to Pharaoh. This story is found in Genesis 41. Pharaoh dreamed about seven fat cows and seven severely thin cows. The thin cows ate the fat cows. He also dreamed about seven heads of grain, healthy and good, growing on a single stalk. After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted--thin and scorched by the east wind. The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. No one could interpret the dream but word reached Pharaoh that a young Hebrew man in an Egyptian prison was an interpreter of dreams. Pharaoh called for him and Joseph was brought before him. In Genesis 41:25-31 "Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream. The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine. "It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe.
Joseph then told Pharaoh that the grain harvest for the next seven years must be stored.
"Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food. This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine."
Egypt experienced seven years of plenty and grain was stored in the cities as Joseph had instructed. Following the years of plenty, Egypt suffered a severe famine for seven years. The Egyptians were able to buy grain throughout the years of famine because of the wise planning of Joseph. In this tremendous example of prophetic dreams, interpretation, and obedience the principle of food storage saved a nation.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
"No matter how distant the soul may travel, in the end, she can never tear herself away.
For the soul and her Beloved are one."
Late summer month
Leading into the holiest of days.
Time of reflection
Time of return
Time of repentance.
An invitation to open your heart
And feel into your own depths
Searching for sweetness
Searching for tenderness.
Searching for reunion
With your Glorious Creator
Who loves your very being.
Open and be." by Rabbi Patti Haskell
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
I feel that I have a word to the wise. It has to do with the next four months and coming events. We desperately need direction from the Lord to navigate the uncertain road ahead. Recently two ministers have received prophetic messages from God which I have listened to and also read in detail. I am not a gullible person who believes everything I hear just because someone says, "the Lord told me..." I have always followed this Scriptural admonition from 1 Thessalonians. 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 "Don’t treat prophecy like something that is not important. But test everything. Keep what is good." This is what I used when I listened to these two prophecies. One was a prophetic dream and the other was a prophetic vision.
I believe the next four months are going to be very difficult. It is possible another disease stronger than COVID-19 will occur and much more serious riots may grow. Now is our lead time to prepare for necessities and household supplies in case we cannot leave home. Don't be caught short and unprepared.
Expect divine intervention from the Lord. Trust God to meet your needs. Live each day as a person of faith and do not let fear control your emotions. Learn to listen to the voice of the Great Shepherd and he will lead you in the way you ought to go.
Friday, April 24, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Could it be that in 36 more days we will experience a literal Pentecost such as the world has
not witnessed since the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago? That outpouring that occurred during the Jewish festival of Pentecost ushered in a great harvest of souls. It is my heartfelt belief that this Pentecost, which begins on the evening of May 29th, will be signified by a great ingathering of people turning to God and many supernatural signs throughout the Earth! A true Passover and a true Pentecost.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
May we not only hear what the Spirit is saying but also heed it.
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
God will take care of you
Friday, March 20, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
5-week heart surgeon check-up today and happy to report that he has released me from his care. I am now permitted to live a more regular lifestyle.
Cardiologist check-up on Monday also went well and he is very pleased with my successful recovery. He said that I have a new heart.
I sincerely appreciate everyone's prayers and encouraging messages over the last five weeks. God has been very gracious!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
And the life that I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Here is the key to being at rest in our spirits during this coronavirus pandemic. Christ in us is greater than disease or any plague. As Saint Patrick wrote, Christ within me is our solace and our remedy during times of distress and fear.
Never forget these words from Exodus 15:26, "For I am the LORD who heals you."
Listen to this healing song I Am the God Who Healeth Thee written and sung by Don Moen. As you listen let the LORD heal your spirit, emotions, and body.