Monday, December 17, 2012

School Shootings

Many people in this nation are wondering how God could allow so many innocent children to be killed in this tragic mass killing at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut. Where was God? Why wasn't He watching over them? There a a couple on answers.

First of all, God was watching over these children. He took them home before the terrors of His judgment and wrath are poured out in earnest upon this wicked and perverse nation. Those were the lucky children who won't have to go through the horrors that are almost upon us. It is a horrible tragedy for their families and friends, there is no doubt about that. But these children who died will not have to suffer what the rest of us soon will. They will not be running for their lives in the near future as so many others will.

Where was God while all this was happening? Why isn't He protecting our children in school? We kicked God out of our schools many years ago. We told Him that He could no longer be honored in our schools. That the children could no longer pray to Him in school. That He was no longer welcome there. He was banned from our educational institutions. And we expect Him to be there protecting our children?

We kicked Him out of our government. We kicked Him out of our schools. We kicked Him out of our military. We have kicked Him out of our country. He is no longer protecting this nation and its people.

One last thought. Many are saying that there are now 20 little angels in Heaven. The Bible says that we will judge the angels, which means that we will not become angels when we die, nor will those children. What will become of them? I do not know. That is one of God's mysteries.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Forgive Me

As those of you who follow my blog know, last year I wrote a message in which I said that Obama would not be reelected. Obviously I was wrong.

This was part of the message:

"In Tom Clancy's latest fiction novel "Dead Or Alive", he says about a mythical President (even though he did not know he was speaking prophetically). 'So what happens when a weak man of flawed character is faced with a cascade of catastrophes? He crumbles of course, and with him the nation'. So also will Obama, a weak man of flawed character, crumble when God's wrath is poured out upon this nation shortly".

That part will still come to pass. The part I was wrong about was the timing of it. I felt that the Lord showed me that it would happen before the election, leading to Obama's defeat. Yes, I missed the Lord on that. It's something that no matter how hard I try to guard against it, it happens from time to time. I remember that even David Wilkerson, who was God's foremost prophet to this nation, missed it from time to time.

Why do prophets miss the Lord from time to time? I think the main reason is that we feel a responsibility to warn the people when we see trouble coming - that is the job of a watchman, which is what we are. But as human beings, sometimes we go further than we should or even miss the Lord completely. Sometimes we try to fit the warning into what we think God's time frame is going to be - that is what usually causes us to err. Sometimes we let our own thoughts and feelings come into play. Other times I'm sure that God deliberately lets us err because that keeps us humble, humility being an essential element of a prophet. There is no place in our training that allows any type of pride, God makes sure of that.

So this was another case in which I missed the Lord. It's not the first and I'm sure it won't be the last. In my heart I want to try to let people know when I see calamities coming so that they can be prepared. But, as Jeremiah said in Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" Certainly not I. All I can do is continue to seek the Lord and try to let the people know what I feel He has shown me. When I am wrong please forgive me and have patience with me. When I am right then thank the Lord that He warned you ahead of time.

This also is a good lesson for everyone to follow no man, follow the Lord only. Men are human and make mistakes, no matter how spiritual they are. Become a disciple of no one but Jesus.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

On September 1 last year I wrote a message titled "Continuing Catastrophes" on this blog. In it I stated that I believed a hurricane was going to hit this nation like the "fist of God". I thought it was going to happen within a few weeks of writing that message.

Soon after I wrote that message I was speaking to a dear brother-in-Christ who is one of God's hidden prayer warriors, along with his wife. He was telling me that sometimes God had them praying against storms and other "natural" catastrophes, and that sometimes the prayers of the faithful caused disasters to be diverted or lessened.

That was the case a few weeks later when an epic storm hit the sparsely populated coast of Alaska instead of the northwestern states of this nation which are heavily populated. I stated at that time that there may be another hurricane that would hit this nation in the near future and cause great destruction. That happened this week when Sandy hit the northeast coast and caused untold damage. Many were killed and it is estimated that the cost of Sandy will exceed $20 billion. It literally hit this nation like the "fist of God".

What I found interesting is that it hit one of the largest bastions of liberalism and evil in this nation - the Northeast. Do you think the people of that area will see it as God's judgment? Of course they won't. They think it was simply a "natural disaster" caused by "Mother Nature". They will not turn from their wicked and evil ways and repent. This is simply a taste of God's wrath for them, the worst is yet to come for that area of this nation.

While I was pondering all this, the thought came to me that the next area to be dealt with will be the West Coast. In "Continuing Catastrophes" I wrote: "Next I believe that major earthquakes will begin to shake this nation to its very core. The one that hit the east coast a few weeks ago was nothing compared to what is coming. God has had enough of the wickedness in the USA and nothing will stop His judgment upon this land."

I believe that we will soon see one or more major earthquakes strike the West Coast and probably other areas of this country. I also believe that there will be a sports stadium completely destroyed by one of these earthquakes and thousands upon thousands of people in that stadium will be killed. Judgment is upon the USA. God have mercy on His servants.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

They Call Good Evil and Evil Good

Isaiah 5:20

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

The big flap over Chick-fil-A's president Dan Cathy telling the "Baptist Press" that he supports traditional marriage between a man and a woman, and the great outcry against him shows just how far the USA has fallen into the abyss of evil. Many in this nation's government, as well as state and local governments are calling Dan Cathy a bigot filled with hatred, and want to keep his businesses out of their cities and states. How far we have fallen.

Where is the outcry from the churches against these evil people? Where are the pastors who should be in their pulpits and out in the streets railing against the evil that now has taken over our nation? Have we no shame as a nation? Obviously we do not.

Micah 3 -

Then I said,“Listen, you leaders of Jacob,you rulers of Israel. Should you not embrace justice, 2 you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people
and the flesh from their bones; 3 who eat my people’s flesh, strip off their skin and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like meat for the pan, like flesh for the pot? ” 4 Then they will cry out to the Lord, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done. 5 This is what the Lord says: “As for the prophets who lead my people astray, they proclaim ‘peace’ if they have something to eat, but prepare to wage war against anyone who refuses to feed them. 6 Therefore night will come over you, without visions, and darkness, without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, and the day will go dark for them. 7 The seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced. They will all cover their faces because there is no answer from God. ” 8 But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin. 9 Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right; 10 who build Zion with bloodshed, and Jerusalem with wickedness. 11 Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money.
Yet they look for the Lord’s support and say, “Is not the Lord among us? No disaster will come upon us.” 12 Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will
become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.

The USA has turned to evil and the prophets are still saying "Peace, peace! No evil will befall us!" If you doubt that, then simply look up Kim Clements' prophecies as well as the ones on The Elijah List website under "Prophecy". The fools in the churches believe these lies, they believe that God is going to bless this nation - THEY ARE ALL BLIND FOOLS!!! THEY ARE LED BY BLIND FOOLS!!

I cannot stand this any longer, and neither can God. My spirit is incensed, enraged and so is the Spirit of the Lord. I am sickened and disgusted with this nation and so is God. I will rejoice when the Lord sends His wrath upon this wicked country and I will rejoice when the people are suffering worse than they ever thought possible.

Lord, I pray that you will send your wrath immediately upon this wicked and perverse nation that refuses to listen to you, that refuses to repent and turn from its wicked and evil ways. Instead, this evil nation now rails against and persecutes those who dare to speak the truth, those who dare to follow You, Lord. Destroy this once proud and mighty nation that has now turned against You and Your ways. Destroy the shepherds and churches that refuse to cry out against evil but instead accept it in their midst. Do whatever is necessary to bring the inhabitants of this country to their knees. Amen.

UPDATE 8-1-12 - It warmed my heart today to see the many millions of people who went to Chick-Fil-As all over the nation today to support Dan Cathy. The CFA restaurants in the Dallas area were jam packed today with over 100 people in lines in the stores as well as long. long lines of cars waiting to go through the drive-through windows. The national news media, as much as they hated it, could not avoid the story.

If you want to send Dan Cathy a letter telling him you support his boldness and courage, here is his address:
Mr. Dan Cathy, President
5200 Buffington Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30349-2998

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Greatest Natural Disaster in American History

News item from the USDA on July 12, 2012

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared natural disaster areas in more than 1,000 counties and 26 drought-stricken states, making it the largest natural disaster in America ever.

The declaration—which covers roughly half of the country—gives farmers and ranchers devastated by drought access to federal aid, including low-interest emergency loans.

"Agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation's economy," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday while announcing the assistance program. "We need to be cognizant of the fact that drought and weather conditions have severely impacted farmers around the country."

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than half the country (56 percent) experienced drought conditions—the largest percentage in the 12-year history of the service. And according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the period from January through June was "the warmest first half of any year on record for the contiguous United States."

No one has been speaking about this but most of us have noticed the startling increases in food prices over the past two years. Of course we all know that this is just a "natural" catastrophe and nothing God has His hands in. Sure, and the Red Sea parted on its own. America is burning (see the post directly underneath this one) our food supply is dwindling, gasoline prices are over $3.00/gal, actual unemployment is over 15%,our national economy is on the brink of failure, but no one seems to see God's hands in all this. The blind are leading the blind into the great abyss.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

America Is Burning

There are currently 47 major wildfires spread through 15 states, most of them in the West. These are technically called "Large Incident" fires. The large majority of them are concentrated in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Montana - the area many of us call "God's Country". As I was pondering this yesterday I realized that God is burning His country. Yes, that is correct, God is burning His country. Amos 3:6 - “If calamity comes upon a city (or nation) is it not I, the Lord, who sent it?”

Why is He burning it? Last year was the worst year in history for wildfires and this year is already off to a monstrous start. Last June was the worst month in history for wildfires and this June is almost as bad. Why June specifically? June is Homosexual and Lesbian Pride Month. Obama calls it Gay Pride Month, but there is nothing gay about homosexuality or lesbianism - they are abominations to the Lord. We have become like Sodom and Gomorrah and our punishment will be the same.

As I was viewing the huge fire near Colorado Springs and saw what looked like whole mountains ablaze, I saw the wrath of God being poured out. I saw His anger like I have never seen it before, a huge wall of flame devouring everything in its path. This is the future of this wicked and perverse nation.

Prayers for President Bush

Last year the Lord showed me that He has chosen President George W. Bush to call this nation to repentance in the near future when God's wrath is being poured out upon this nation. The Lord had been putting upon my heart that He has more for President Bush to do and then He finally showed me what it was. Then the Lord had me write George and Laura a letter thanking them for their service to our nation and telling them that the Lord has called George to be His spokesman who will call this nation to repentance. I also told them that most people would not listen to him, but many would and he would be responsible for the salvation of many.

This will be a heavy responsibility for him and will cause most of the people in this wicked and perverse nation to hate him, maybe even cause attempts on his life. But I know his heart, the Lord has shown it very clearly to me, and I know he will follow the Lord's leading in this matter. He has a tender, caring and compassionate heart and it will take a lot of strength to do something like this. But I know that God is behind him and will support him in this endeavor.

This is not about politics, it is not about whether anyone agrees with every decision he made as President. It is about George W. Bush, a servant of the Lord. Please keep he and Laura in your prayers every day because he will need that spiritual support and strength.

Yes, he and Laura did read my letter last year and the Lord let me know a few weeks ago that they read it again recently. The second time they were stronger in the Lord and it meant more to them then, they had a deeper understanding of it. The Lord will bring this to pass in His way and His time, but please keep them in your fervent prayers.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Internet Scams

As many of you know, recently my e-mail addresses were hacked and were used to send out spam e-mails. This morning I received an e-mail from someone I knew telling me that they were stranded in London and needed me to send them money so that they could get home, giving me an international telephone number to call. This is not the first one of this type e-mail I have received and I'm sure it will not be the last. It is a scam.

It got me to thinking that whoever hacked my e-mail address book might also try to use my name to claim that I am in some foreign country and need money to get home. If you get an e-mail like that DO NOT CALL OR SEND MONEY to the thief. If you get any type of e-mail with my name of it asking for money it will be a scam because I do not ask for money from anyone on my blog list. So be careful my brothers and sisters, there are many thieves out there doing whatever they can to steal your money.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Which Way Do We Go, Lord?

Which way do we go, Lord? That is the question many are asking these days. You are wondering how should you prepare for the disasters which God is unleashing upon this nation and the horrors that are about to be sent upon this wicked nation and even the whole world. You have prayed and prayed and prayed for direction from the Lord but haven't received any answers yet. You have read the Bible seeking the guidance of the Lord, but it is as if the heavens were brass and nothing is coming from them. You are wondering if something is blocking you from hearing from the Lord, if you have unconfessed sin in your life that is preventing communication from above. You have even begun to fear that maybe God is angry with you and won't respond to you, or that you don't have enough faith to get an answer.

None of the above are true.

Here is the truth:

Isa 30:21 - Whether you turn to the right or the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, "This is the way; walk in it.

When the time comes for you to take action in the coming days the Lord will guide you and direct you - you will be on a path that the Lord has set before you and you will not even be able to stray from it. You will then see that all your prayers and faithfulness have borne fruit and that God is answering your prayers in ways that you had never imagined.

Some other verses to meditate on:

Psalm 119:105 - Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 139:3 - You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways.

Proverbs 4:18 - But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

Proverbs 5:21 - For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He watches all his paths.

Isaiah 42:16 - I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.

Isaiah 43:16 - Thus says the LORD, Who makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters,

Isaiah 51:10 - Was it not You who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; Who made the depths of the sea a pathway for the redeemed to cross over?

Jeremiah 31:9 - With weeping they will come, and by supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk by streams of waters, on a straight path in which they will not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn.

So continue seeking the Lord, my brothers and sisters. Continue in your prayers, Bible reading and faithfulness. In due time you will hear His voice and know which direction you are to take. The Lord be with you all, may He give you peace now and in the days to come. I love you all.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Correction

In "The Destruction of the USA", my first message on this blog, I wrote about what God had shown me regarding Mikhal Gorbachev, how Russia would look to him as their savior and how I thought that he was going to run against Putin in the March, 2012 elections and beat Putin. Obviously the part about him running in this year's election did not come to pass and it was something I was wrong about. I apologize for that, my friends.

Let me explain what happened so you will understand that what God said is still going to come to pass, but how I went further than the Lord told me to. Back in the early 1990s the Lord showed me that Russia would look to Gorbachev in the future as their messiah, their savior. That will still come to pass, however I don't know how it will come to pass.

When the Lord impressed upon me to write "The Destruction of the USA" back in early 2009 I remembered what He had told me about Gorbachev early in the 90s and I decided to look him up on the internet to see what I could find out about his current status. Instead of simply writing what God had shown me about him, I decided to determine how it would happen. On the internet I saw that Gorbachev had begun another political party in 2007 with the intention of running for President of Russia in 2012. So I assumed that since the Lord told me that Russia would look to Gorbachev as their savior, that was how it was going to happen - he would be elected as President in 2012. Obviously I was wrong because I went beyond what God had told me and tried to figure out for myself how it would happen. It was my mistake and I learned a lesson from it - not to go beyond what God gives me to say and not to try to figure Him out. "His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts."

Yes, Russia will indeed look to Gorbachev as their savior in the future - that will come to pass. But as to how and when it will happen, I simply do not know.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Prosperity Teaching

This message was written by Mark Moore whom I had mentioned in a previous message on my blog regarding prophetic words and dream interpretations. Mark is a pastor to a number of pastors in Africa and he wrote this message for them. But this is the best teaching that I have ever read on the prosperity gospel and I thought that the readers of my blog would find it enlightening and educational.

Dear Servant of God,

I know that this message, in its entirety may not be for everyone, but everyone needs to know this & receive it, as it relates to them personally. So I am sending it to all of you, so that no one is missed & no one can say that they didn't know this. The teaching that I give below, is in no way complete or conclusive, but I just wanted to share some important things regarding the "prosperity teaching". We all would agree that we must guard our hearts against the workings of the devil & there is much confusion & error about the "prosperity teaching".

The prosperity doctrine is now sweeping into the 3rd world countries, because of all the poverty that is there & is causing people to take hold of the "false hope" that God will "bless them" IF they give their resources to these "prosperity preachers". For this is the message that comes from most of them, as they teach the people that "giving to them & God will bless them"...when all that really happens, is most of these people become even poorer & it is mostly only these "preachers" that become richer. They have put their faith in the words of man & then they wonder & question why God didn't "bless them".

Many believers may not know this, but those that fall for this erroneous teaching don't realize that they have been deceived into a type of "witchcraft". They think that they can "command God to honor His word" & "command Him to bless them" with cars, homes & other possessions, by their claiming certain scriptures & telling God He MUST bless them. While God's word is truth, we must be careful that what we DO believe is sound doctrine & not the devices of cunning men that are making merchandise of God's people & compelling many to fall into utter idolatry.

If we are to believe what "prosperity teachers" tell us, then the Lord Jesus Christ, who said He had "no place to lay his head", by their own teaching, is considered a failure, as were all of the apostles, including Paul, who spent many years in prison & poverty. They surely all had "faith" on a level that Christians today probably never will & they lived simple lives, being tortured & their lives were hazarded as they "ministered the Gospel". And all of them had this one thing in common...they did not seek after "material gain".

My wife & I were part of the "prosperity" movement back in the early 1990s, but years later the Lord opened our eyes to the deception that is there & led us into true prosperity - which is "seeking His face & spending time in His presence". There is no greater riches or blessing than to seek His face & be in His presence. But, most people that follow after the "prosperity" teaching, do not realize that they secretly lust for material gain & do not really seek after the Lord....they seek after other things. They forget that we are commanded:

Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Col 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Col 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Col 3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:
Col 3:7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
Col 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

The context of the above deals with seeking the THINGS on the EARTH. Those that seek the "things" here, are living in covetousness, which God says IS idolatry. Contrary to what "prosperity preachers will tell us, it is blasphemy to say that God wants us to seek after the things on the Earth. I know that there will be some that will say: "but what about 3 John 2, doesn't God wants us to prosper?". Ok, lets look at 3 John 2:

3Jo 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.

This is just one of many verses that has been "twisted" to mean something other than what God meant. 1Co 2:13 tells us: "Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual".

John, speaking by the Holy Spirit said that it was his greatest desire that God's people prospered & be in health, even as their soul prospered. So, what is a soul that is "prospering"??? We again look at Col. 3:1 above, which tell us that we are to seek those THINGS that are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. A "soul" that is seeking "things" on Earth is NOT is a soul that has been deceived by the devil to lust for other things & it says that "the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience" (Col. 3:6 above). Look at what happened when the devil offered Jesus the bait of "prosperity":

Mat 4:8 Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Mat 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Jesus made it clear that we are to worship ONLY the Lord our God & serve ONLY HIM...we are not to seek the things that the devil offers. We must be careful...for the Lord is looking for those who will seek Him, as Jesus did. Jesus only sought God's face...He did not seek material things. We too, must seek the Lord alone & not get snared by seeking material things. There is going to be a time, in the very near future, when many will fall from their faith, because their faith is built upon what God "gives them" & not on "what God's word really says".

Jesus said:

Mat 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Mat 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Jesus was saying that where our treasure is, there our heart will be also. In other words...if we are seeking "things on Earth", our heart's treasures are things on Earth...not in Heaven, where we are suppose to be laying up by the giving of our lives to serve the Lord & seek to save the lost.

Many years ago, the Lord told me something that was one of the many things that really changed my life. He said: "I am not against you having things"..."I am against things having you". What an eye opener!!! I knew He meant that He didn't want anything to come between Him & me. Anytime we seek something MORE than God, we are committing idolatry. This is something that many Christians are guilty of & do not really know that God is grieved by an idolatrous heart. The things that we possess are never to have any priority in our lives or draw our devotion away from the Lord.

Beloved, very soon, the whole world will be thrown into chaos & confusion, as horrible world events begin to occur that will cause much destruction: nuclear war...great earthquakes\tsunamis....asteroid diseases...increased famine, rampant looting & murders. These are ALL told to us by our Lord Jesus, in Matt 24 & Luke 21, as well as in the book of Rev. But, most Christians do not even believe that "the end" will ever come in their lifetime...they think...maybe some time far, far away in the future, but not now. BUT all of the "signs" are there, that the end is quickly coming upon us.

Soon these world events will shatter the faith of many who do not have their faith only in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Rock of their salvation, Himself, but trust in the things that they possess. Because when these terrible events start happening all over the world, many will see that God doesn't seem to answer their prayers of prosperity & all of their "toy" possessions, comforts & luxurious living are taken away from them, they will begin to curse God & say that He is a liar & doesn't keep His word, as He "seemed to do" before. When their prosperity fails them, they will have no other place to go & because they will refuse to repent of their idolatry, they will fall into perdition. Because, it wasn't God that was granting them their supposed "prosperity" was an angel of light that deceived them into trusting satan, the father of lies.

The Bible teaches us that "how many "things" we own or the "luxury" that we have are not a "gauge" our spirituality. Look how Paul instructed Timothy:

1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
1Ti 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
1Ti 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1Ti 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
1Ti 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
1Ti 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1Ti 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
1Ti 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Look how Paul the Apostle tells us the truth again when he said this.

Phi 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Phi 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Phi 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

So, we see that even this "famous" scripture, that most everyone today uses to claim that they "they can do all things through Christ", is actually referring to being able to being content, whether being abased (living in lack) or abounding. Yes, He promises to "supply all our need, according to His riches in glory, by Christ Jesus"...but that truth is taken out of context & does not even mean that He will lavish upon us earthly riches & treasures, cars, homes, new "toys", etc. The Bible tells us to flee from idolatry, but the prosperity teaching tells us to seek after things, not God.

We are to look to the Bible, which is our guidebook of Life. It is our "owner's Manual" for living. But, actually, most of what the body of Christ believes today, is not even "scriptural" & is really only a type of "religious idolatry". The current church "structure" is actually FAR from what the Bible actually teaches. Let's keep reading & see what else Paul reveals, that most people have never truly seen:

Phi 4:14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.
Phi 4:15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
Phi 4:16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
Phi 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
Phi 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.
Phi 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

We see that in this GREAT scripture (verse 19) "my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" is referring to the reality of why God will provide for His people. It is because the saints were gracious & gave unto Paul's need. They did NOT give so they would PROSPER...they gave out of sacrifice & they did it out of COMPASSION for Paul's need. This is a FAR cry from what the prosperity preachers say, when they take scriptures out of context, to preach covetous doctrine. Also, when we read the word "need" here, it means need...not "want". This scripture is NOT talking about the things people lust for (want). Yes, God has the law of "sowing & reaping" (Gal. 6:6-9), but that even law has also been abused & been turned into a form of idolatry & is not focused on the reality of that truth:

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.
Gal 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Gal 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

This scripture is NOT talking about how we are suppose to sow, so we can reap "things" fact, it is warning to us that God means what He says. The actual statement is: "STOP deceiving yourselves...God is not will reap what you sow". He is saying that we WILL reap whatever we sow...if we sow to the flesh, we will reap corruption...if we sow to the spirit, we will reap life everlasting. It is also an encouragement to remain faithful during difficult times, as He promises we will reap, if we do not faint in our faith.

It is time that God's people stop taking things out of context & start reading His words & see them & understand them His way, for His ways are not our ways, neither are His thoughts, our thoughts (Is. 55:8-9). So, why do we think that we can interpret His word to give us materialistic gain, when God speaks of that which is spiritual gain? How do we think that God will wink, at idolatry??? Even the apostle James tells us in James 4:1-10 that this way of thinking is wrong:

Jam 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Jam 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Jam 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Jam 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Jam 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?
Jam 4:6 But he gives more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.
Jam 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Jam 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Jam 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Jam 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up

God's leaders must be careful in the time ahead...we must stay humble under the Lord...for there is much confusion & deception that is about to be unleashed & we all must stay secure, under the shadow of God's wings & be on guard against false doctrine & deception:

2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

We MUST keep our hearts attuned to the truth. We must run unto the Lord alone & seek His face. We must spend time in His presence so He can speak to us & show us what we are to do. In the time coming, God says that we will need to hear His voice just to stay alive & by His voice, He will lead us to safety & needed provision. If our hearts are given over to seeking the "things of this world" & not Him alone, we will not survive in the time that is coming. John, the apostle, who was closest to Jesus' heart said this:

1Jo 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jo 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jo 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides for ever.

We must take a strong look at the true motives of our hearts & come to the realization of what is really there. Are we seeking after the Lord & those things that are above...or are we seeking after & loving the things of this world??? Years ago, Jesus said something else to me that penetrated the very core of my heart & has changed my life forever. I pray that it will touch you, as it has touched me over these many years:

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
John 10:2 But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
John 10:3 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
John 10:4 And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
John 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

This is the true measure of spirituality...this is the true measure of true "prosperity"...hearing & obeying His voice...for without it, we are NOT His sheep. We must hear & obey HIS voice. If we are listening to & obeying the voice of strangers, what will our ultimate end be???

It is all about our heart condition, to the Lord. That is what He is most interested in...that is what concerns Him above all other things. It is time that we as God's people humble our hearts before is time that we all surrender our lives & seek only Him.

In His great love & mercy,
Pastor Mark Moore
Revival-Fire Church

Friday, January 20, 2012

Costa Concordia

That is the name of the cruise liner that hit the rocks and sunk on the coast of Italy recently. One of my readers brought to my attention yesterday that the decks on the ship are named after European countries. That reminded me of what David Wilkerson had prophesied several years ago about a European nation going bankrupt and that would cause economic collapses in many other European countries, and the United States as well.

The Costa Concordia was built in Italy and hit the rocks and sank on the shoreline of Italy. I believe the spiritual meaning of this is that Italy will be the first nation to "hit the rocks" and go under financially, and then the rest of Europe will follow shortly thereafter. The economic collapse of the USA will not be far behind. For those with stock market investments I suggest that if you hear that Italy's economy has collapsed that you should immediately sell your stocks because the economic collapse of this nation will not be far off. As soon as Italy's economy collapses the stock market will tank and will not recover. It will all be a fast downhill slide from then on.

Like the cruise liner, the nations have been cruising along into a financial abyss, unwilling to make the hard decisions and sacrifices necessary to bring their countries back to economic stability. They have just been having a great time, like those on the cruise ships, ignoring the stark realities of their failing economies. The United States is no different, spending money like there will be no tomorrow. It will come to an end shortly.

Yes, I believe that this message is a warning from the Lord to help you to be ready for what is coming.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2011 was worst year in history for "natural catastrophes"

In 2010 I wrote about catastrophe after catastrophe striking this nation as part of God's judgment upon this country. Then in June of last year I wrote in my message "Coming Out of the Eye of the Storm", that judgment had already begun and was going to get worse and worse. In a news report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today I read that 2011 was "extreme" in terms of weather and that there were 14 disasters that cost over $1 billion each, with a total loss of $55 billion, the highest in the history of the USA. In addition, mass murders increased dramatically last year.

Now most people will consider this as just bad luck, bad timing. But some of realize that it the hand of God causing these disasters.

Jer 6:19 - Hear O earth: "Behold, I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their plans, because they have not listened to My words. And as for My law, they have rejected it also".

Ezek 6:10 - "Then they will know that I am the Lord. I have not said in vain that I would inflict this disaster upon them."

Ezek 7:5 - Thus says the Lord God "A disaster, a unique disaster, behold it is coming"

Jer 11:14 - "Therefore do not pray for this people nor lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not listen when they call to Me because of their disaster."

This year, 2012, the disasters will only get worse. What will those disasters be? I believe that this year we will see a series of massive earthquakes in this nation, a continuation of the extreme drought in many of our southern states, more mass killings and, worst of all, the solar storms hitting the nation later this year.

Recently, a friend loaned me several books by Terri Blackstock who, starting in 2005, wrote a series of four Christian mystery novels dealing with a global blackout caused by "pulses" from some type of star. These novels deal with one community in Alabama and how they deal with this situation. How the faith of many people is tested and how the faith of some is strengthened during this time. The books speak truthfully of how much God demands of His people during these times, how difficult life can be.

Terri was prophetic when she wrote these books and I doubt that she knew it. Although the blackouts will be caused by solar storms and will not affect the entire globe, they will destroy all electricity and electronics in the areas that God has chosen for them to impact. The four novels in the series are "Last Light", "Night Light", "True Light" and "Dawn's Light". They are in paperback and should be available at your local library.

The reason I find them so intriguing and hard to put down is that I can see that the community portrayed in these books is probably very similar to the places of refuge that God will set up for His people during the coming years. The problems that these people experience are things that we will also have to deal with in the near future, even in the places of refuge. If you are able to, I highly recommend that you read them.

As always, my brothers and sisters, continue in the faith, in reading the Bible and in prayer.