DOWN LOW OΝ PHLOGIZO (Φλογιζω)

Just wanted to do a quick hit to explain the name of my blog, it is pronounced Flog-id-zo, it means to inflame with passion, set on fire, ignite. The reason it is in Greek is for another day.
I chose the name after much prayer and actually it is my prayer for myself and believers every where that God will let that passion rise up in all of us, in these last days and that we will see deliverance, hearings, miracles and a great, great harvest of souls.

We all struggle and we have had overcoming to do through Jesus and His blood, it is also very symbolic of my own struggles and how God often uses the very thing Satan tried to destroy us with, as a catapult to propel us out of our comfort zone.

You can read a little more about those struggles in my post Shaking off the shackles of shame.”

It is my sincerest prayer that you will be touched, in your own private time with God. I think many of these subjects are better dealt with one on one with God and He always sees and He always hears the cries of our hearts and we DO NOT have to tell our innermost thoughts to a person, church, or the entire world, only Him and I pray this food for thought will help you do just that.

My subjects are often a little uncomfortable, but God is God over all our life and He wants to help us through all our struggles and remove anything that hinders our relationship with him. I have one agenda, to see his Kingdom come and see all who will rest in His grace.
My profile may also look a little dark, but I assure you it is also symbolic, our world can be a very scary, unpredictable place and even though we can’t see it, we do have all the help of the universe behind us.

God is our High tower, fortress and strength and He promises He will never leave us or forsake us!
New content will post Saturday each week, I would love to have feedback and hear your thoughts and comments.

You can also check out the page, “Me, Me, Me, and I am singing that.” and for part of my personal testimony: Beautifully Broken

 Thanks for stopping by!                                  

Sister Nina

Φλογιζω

 

“PALM SUNDAY” **REVISITED**

 Palm Sunday, Our opportunity here on earth to foreshadow the forthcoming praise and honor to our God.
The problem is that the enemy wants so desperately to steal our praise ( because he knows the power of it ) that he has managed to convince many Christians to shun and even speak against this celebration.
I have heard it preached against and even a deejay on a popular gospel radio station even hopped aboard the misguided boat.
I now wish I had called her with a few scriptures!
So I’m not making that mistake again!
The argument Satan tricked people into falling for and spreading is that the ones who heralded Jesus on that faithful day, were the same ones that screamed “crucify him” a week later.
I don’t believe that and I am not gonna start now!
I will never be convinced that everyone in that crowd was just giving lip service, Jesus had many, many followers who loved him desperately.
We are blessed that we did not have to witness his torture and crucifixion, I can not imagine what they went through and I do know their love for him and the “Hosannas” they shouted were real.
I have seen palms thrown down, left in pews and even seen people refuse to take one. I always wondered if they think they are going to act like that in New Jerusalem?

Do they really even love the Lord, do they think they are too high or holy to praise him publicly? Is church just a place to go kill time? It really makes me wonder.
If you have fallen victim to this brain washing, please allow me to show you a very different side to that coin.
Think of it as a pep rally before the biggest game in the universe.
Study this out for yourself: Luke 19:29-40,
John 12: 12-16, Mark 11:10
And my text will be taken from Matthew 21:4,5,8,9:
“After Jesus had sent the disciples to retrieve the predestined colt “All of this was done so that it might fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, TELL YE THE DAUGHTER OF SION (Zion), BEHOLD, THY KING COMETH UNTO THEE, MEEK, AND SITTING UPON AN ASS, AND A COLT, THE FOAL OF AN ASS and a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the tress and strawed them in the way: the multitude that went before and that followed cried, HOSANNA TO THE SON OF DAVID: BLESSED IS HE THAT COMETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST.”
Translation, Save Now O King, this fulfilled prophecies, but it is also mirrors His second coming, just as those that went before and those that followed. Just as he found all the evils in the temple then and all the evils he will find on earth now when he returns upon Mt. Olive.
While his church is shouting, “Hosanna”, and the saints are praying “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” and “Even so, Come Lord Jesus”
This is the foreshadowing to Revelation 7:9-12
“AFTER THIS I BEHELD, AND LO, A GREAT MULTITUDE, WHICH NO MAN COULD NUMBER, OF ALL NATIONS, AND KINDREDS, AND PEOPLE, AND TONGUES, STOOD BEFORE THE LAMB, CLOTHED WITH WHITE ROBES, AND HAVING PALMS IN THEIR HANDS;

and cried with a loud voice, saying, SALVATION TO OUR GOD WHICH SITTETH UPON THE THRONE, AND UNTO THE LAMB and all the angels stood about the throne, and about the elders, and the four beasts,and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God. 

SAYING, AMEN: BLESSING, AND GLORY, AND WISDOM, AND THANKSGIVING, AND HONOUR, AND POWER, AND MIGHT, BE UNTO OUR GOD FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN.”
Just as we are told in Zechariah 14, when he begins his reign on earth, they WILL worship him and they WILL keep his feast or it WILL NOT be pretty!
The purpose of  Palm Sunday was to fulfill prophecy:
Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation, lowly, (humble) and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.”
Psalm 118:26 “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of God.”
There are many more, I’m sure. But think of it as the angel appearing to Joseph in a dream to tell him it was safe to go back home, well I am by no means an angel, but I am here to tell you, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO PRAISE YOUR GOD!
There is no such thing as bad praise, if is from your heart, Satan hates you, he does not want anyone to praise God because this was once his job, he was created to praise, but with his fall and banishment from the kingdom he lost that right and he will never again have it.
Our praise is freewill and it is OUR SACRIFICE.
Hosea 14:2 “Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, TAKE AWAY ALL INIQUITY, AND RECEIVE US GRACIOUSLY:SO WILL WE RENDER THE CALVES OF OUR LIPS.
So praise him, and praise him and continue to praise on, he inhabits the praises of his people!

Need a reminder of WHY we praise? Check out: majesty

EDITED FROM ORIGINAL POST:03/18/2014.

Rev. Nina Brown Johnson 2015

From YouTube, AWESOME SONG!

 

OF A DUDE, A DONKEY, AND A VERY ANGRY ANGEL

This is for all who love our furry friends, whom I would like to point out were actually created before us.
And for all who believe in mercy and the sanctity of all life that has been created by our God.
Humans often intentionally misinterpret what it actually meant when we were given dominion over the animal kingdom.
People like to have a scapegoat technicality to hide their own evil behavior behind. So let’s rip the band-aid off this thing and get it some fresh air!
Unless you live in your own world or under a rock ( which could be a refreshing change to this world) you know all to well the abuses committed under the guise of “sport’ and it seems for some reason like the savagery of our nations history, most of it for some reason takes place in the south.
Chicken fights, dog fights, pit bull breeding to produce more victims in their pursuit of the all mighty dollar, the heinous so-called training methods that involve cruelty far beyond what I believe a true human capable of.
“Violence begets violence” the Lord is merciful and desires mercy as a characteristic in his children.
If we are told by Jesus to turn the other cheek, how can we justify hitting anyone or anything? If Jesus was so on point about this that if someone walks up to us and slaps us down, we are, if at all possible, to not hit them back.
So how do we justify hitting animals and children as a method to produce a desired behavior?
If God were that unmerciful to us every time we made a mistake we would all be black and blue!
Most of us know the story of Balaam, the false prophet/sorcerer who was hired by Balak to curse the children of Israel. But God took control over the situation and overruled  the evil plans, however Balaam decided to disobey the voice of God. So God sent an angel to stand in his way, now the donkey could see the angel of God, so three times she would move to avoid him and every time Balaam hit her with his staff. God allowed her to speak and ask him why he did this to her, he was so full of blind fury that he did not even find it strange that suddenly this donkey spoke!
We’ll pick it up at Numbers 22:28-33 “And the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said unto Balaam What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten (hit) me these three times? ( NOW HERE HE IS, STILL SO UPSET THAT HE IS HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH A DONKEY,AND STILL NOT FINDING IT STRANGE! )and Balaam said unto the donkey, Because thou hast mocked me: I would (wish) there were a sword in mine hand, for now I would kill thee.
And the donkey said unto Balaam, Am I not thine ass upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day?
Was I ever wont (accustomed) to do so unto thee? and he said, Nay. THEN the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and HE SAW THE ANGEL OF THE LORD STANDING IN THE WAY, AND HIS SWORD DRAWN IN HIS HAND: and he bowed down his head and fell flat on his face. and the angel of the Lord said unto him, WHEREFORE (WHY) HAST THOU SMITTEN (HIT) THINE ASS THESE THREE TIMES? behold, I went out to withstand thee because thy way is perverse before me: And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times; UNLESS SHE HAD TURNED FROM ME, SURELY NOW ALSO I HAD SLAIN (KILLED) YOU AND SAVED HER ALIVE.”
She was protecting him and all he could do was beat her and would have killed her if given the opportunity.
The angel was so enraged by his cruelty that he demanded an explanation and let Balaam know really fast who would have died that day and it would not have been the helpless donkey!
Proverbs 12:10 ” A righteous man careth for the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”
So in God’s view, even the best they can do is still immense cruelty.
It is not hidden from God and it carries a hefty price. This is the lesson learned by two sons as Jacob pronounced the blessings on the sons of the tribe of Israel.
Genesis 49:5-7 “Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations (cruel behavior is part of them). O my soul, come not into their secret (council); unto their assembly, mine honour be thou not united (have nothing to do with them) for in their anger they slew a man and digged down a wall (intentionally crippled an ox, by cutting its hamstring) CURSED BE THEIR ANGER FOR IT WAS FIERCE; AND THEIR WRATH FOR IT WAS CRUEL; I WILL DIVIDE THEM IN JACOB AND SCATTER THEM IN ISRAEL.”
Ecclesiastes 3:19 ” For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them; as the one dieth, so dieth the other: yea, they have all one breath; so a man hath no preeminence (advantage) above a beast: FOR ALL IS VANITY.”
Many, many scriptures detail their presence that will be in New Jerusalem, here is just a hint of what to expect:
Isaiah 11:6-9 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; and their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall put his hand on the hole of the asp (cobra) and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ (viper) den. THEY SHALL NOT HURT NOR DESTROY IN MY HOLY MOUNTAIN; FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FULL OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD, AS WATERS COVER THE SEA.”
I think that gives a fair amount of insight to how he feels toward them. He loves all his creations. HE CREATED ALL BEINGS FOR HIS PLEASURE AND WE ARE ONLY SUPERIOR TO THEM IN OUR MINDS!
So as we await this day, please always remember them in your prayers, pray for rescues and deliverance to come, pray that peoples hearts will be opened and that their compassion will be stirred. Be the voice they do not have and never forget them.
That is the true dominion we have been given, their lives are in our hands and we will be held accountable for those lives.

  Original post::06/27/2014.

All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

EL ROI….. The well in our wilderness

“And Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, PUTTING IT ON HER SHOULDER, and the child and sent her away: and she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.” Genesis 21:14
                                      
I can only imagine the torturous thoughts that played out in Hagar’s mind as she attempted to take her child and embark on what she believed would be their death march to die a slow agonizing death of dehydration and starvation, if they even survived the wild animals that they could be attacked by at even given moment.
Yet again, this was Sarah’s plan, she was quite a character and could have taught Samson a thing or two about manipulation and self righteousness.

She is probably the gene donor responsible for the cattiness, jealousy, and vanity that have plagued women’s relationships one to another since the dawn of time, much more so than anything we inherited from Eve.
How had it come to this? That question surely  flooded her mind, I am sure there were many, many times that she wanted to see both of them suffer, as they had made her suffer.

And now, as he put the bread and water on her shoulder, sending her and the child he was responsible for out into a formidable land to make their way back to Egypt, he was laying the entire burden of the enormous mess on her shoulders to be born alone.
But she WAS NOT alone, she only felt that way. 

She had been down this road before, as a servant subjected to Sarah’s insane idea to force her to bear a child to Abraham, once accomplished Sarah’s jealousy kicked in and she mistreated Hagar, Abraham refused to intervene, BUT God let Hagar know that it was THE CRIES OF HER HEART that he heard, not necessarily Sarah’s.

 Genesis 16:7-14 tells us: “And the ANGEL of the Lord FOUND her  by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.  And he said, HAGAR, SARAI’S MAID, whence cometh thou? and whither wilt thou go (why are you here and where will you go?) and she said I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply THY seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael (God hears) BECAUSE THE LORD HATH HEARD THY  AFFLICTION.  And he will be as a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of his brethren.

And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God (EL ROI) seest me: for she said, have I also looked after (saw) him that seest me? wherefore THE WELL was called Beerlahairoi (well of one who lives and sees me); behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.”

She did as she had been told, even submitting to the humiliation of giving birth to her son while sitting on Sarah’s knees to appease Sarah’s misguided  belief  that somehow this would really make the child hers.

But now they had Isaac and the very child they had forced her to bear and then taken from her, they have now given back, as if he were an unwanted pet replaced by one of a more valued breed and have sent them both on their way to an unknown fate.

But one thing Hagar was not aware of , this plan, although it had come from the mouth of Sarah, who didn’t care if they both died she just wanted them out of her face, God had given permission for this to happen and it WOULD NOW BE USED FOR HER GOOD.

God was going to use this, as He does all things, to her benefit, as when the angel told her to go back, this was a wilderness walk that she had to take, regardless of the pain and the injustice, this walk WOULD NOT LEAD TO THE DESTRUCTION OF HER AND ISHMAEL, BUT IT WOULD LEAD TO THEIR FREEDOM.
She would never again be slave to Abraham or Sarah and her maker would in fact now be her husband and a father to her son, who was now fatherless.

And just as her son was rejected by his own people and sent to Egypt, there would be another son called forth out of Egypt only to face the same rejection by his kindred.

But when all we can see is the wilderness in front of us, the hunger, the thirst and the fear of what is waiting down that road starts to set in, we forget the promises we have been given, what the angel has spoken and sometimes we need to be reminded.
Genesis 21:15-21 “And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs, And she went, and sat down over against (across) him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she had said Let me not see the death of the child. and she sat over against him and lift up her voice and wept.

AND GOD HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LAD; and the ANGEL OF THE LORD CALLED OUT TO HAGAR OUT OF HEAVEN, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? ( THIS TIME HE DID NOT CALL HER SARAI’S MAID) fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad, WHERE HE IS.

Arise, lift up the lad, hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes, and SHE SAW A WELL OF WATER; and she went and filled the bottle with water and gave the lad drink. And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. And he dwelt in the wilderness of  Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.”

I know the wilderness is a rough place, I don’t like it myself.
But you know had God not led Hagar on that journey and she had not agreed to trust Him on that trip she would have never realized the power and intimacy of God on her and her son’s life, remember the second time all she could do was cry, God heard Ismael’s prayers, HEAVEN ITSELF ANSWERED!  

She would have never known freedom. Just as Jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness, and successfully resisted the devil and John the Baptist was prepared for his work and grew strong in the wilderness, it grows us.
There are required traits that we only acquire  in the wilderness, those barren, desolate places, sparse pastures that barely keep us alive, the side paths that are so lonely, we feel like tears are our only companion.
It is in those places, the wilderness, the deserts, the almost uninhabitable lands that the roses bloom and the fountains of living water burst forth out of that parched ground.
If you never had to go there, you would never know the sweetest of that water or the scent of a rose so strong and determined to live that it grew up through sand , pushing the rocks past, as the blazing sun-scorched down on it.

So don’t fight it, don’t even try to resist it, just take that trip with EL ROI, because He does live and He does see and He wants you to know you can depend solely on him, you may be like Hagar, alone in the middle of nowhere feeling like everything you love is about to die, have faith, He sees and He will show up and He will bless that which you thought was hopeless and prosper it and make it something so mighty it will beyond your wildest dreams.
Once you have been given these waters, you will never fear the wilderness quite so much again, I’m sure you won’t be excited to visit there again, but take along an empty suitcase, I promise you will return with a souvenir so rare, so priceless that you will never part with it.
Apostle Paul said “he glorified in his affliction” because he knew the sweet Holy spirit would rest on him and that was worth the brier scratches, the harder the enemy hit him, the greater the power of God would bathe him.
Go, you will be glad you did!
Original Post: 09/05/2014 & 03/28/2015 all rights reserved. Rev. Nina Brown Johnson/ baresoulphlogizo 2015/ revisited 05/02/2021 

Truly beautiful song.. As close as I could find to the thought of this post! Love and Peace!

                                

OLD GOAT AND THE CANDY COATS/ PART 2 “SUGAR DECAY”

We are often told that too much of anything can be really bad. Dentists love to tell us to lay off the sugar or it will rot our teeth. And too much sugar-coated gospel will damage your soul or maybe I should say it will lead to the condemnation of your soul.
 I like sweet things! I know the Lord is love, he is mercy, forgiveness and grace BUT he has rules he established that we should all live by and they are for our good! He will not accept anything less. He will not change his word to suddenly declare a behavior acceptable after he has already said that it is not. I want people saved and I know what is being taught today, so please read these scriptures, read the Bible for yourself and never let anyone “fool” you out of your soul by pleasing your flesh.
Last time we looked at scriptures that were given to give us a heads up about these people and the dangers of being anywhere near them and believe me that did not even skim the surface of the amount of Bible teaching on the subject.

Titus 1:10-11,13,15-16: “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially those of the circumcision: WHOSE MOUTHS MUST BE STOPPED, who subvert whole houses, TEACHING THINGS WHICH THEY OUGHT NOT, FOR FILTHY LUCRE’S SAKE (MONEY) This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke the sharply, that they may be sound in the faith. Unto the pure all things are pure:  BUT UNTO THEM THAT ARE DEFILED AND UNBELIEVING IS NOTHING PURE; EVEN THEIR MIND AND CONSCIENCE IS DEFILED. THEY PROFESS TO KNOW GOD; BUT IN WORKS THEY DENY HIM, BEING ABOMINABLE, AND DISOBEDIENT, AND UNTO EVERY GOOD WORK A REPROBATE.”

2 Peter 2:12-14,17-19: “But these as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of things they understand not: AND SHALL UTTERLY PERISH IN THEIR OWN CORRUPTION; and shall receive the reward of their unrighteousness, as they count it pleasure to riot in the day time.

Spots they are and blemishes, SPORTING THEMSELVES WHILE THEY FEAST WITH YOU; HAVING EYES FULL OF ADULTERY, THAT CANNOT CEASE FROM SIN; BEGUILING (ENTICING) UNSTABLE SOULS: AN HEART THEY HAVE EXERCISED WITH COVETOUS PRACTICES; CURSED CHILDREN: THESE ARE WELLS WITHOUT WATER, CLOUDS THAT ARE CARRIED WITH A TEMPEST; TO WHOM THE MIST OF DARKNESS IS RESERVED FOR EVER. FOR WHEN THEY SPEAK GREAT SWELLING WORDS OF VANITY,THEY ALLURE THROUGH THE LUST OF THE FLESH, THROUGH MUCH WANTONNESS, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. WHILE THEY PROMISE LIBERTY, THEY THEMSELVES ARE SERVANTS OF CORRUPTION: for of whom a man is overcome, and of the same he is brought in bondage.”

 Jude:11,12: “WOE UNTO THEM! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward (profit), and perished in the gainsaying of Core, THESE ARE SPOTS IN YOUR FEASTS OF CHARITY, WHEN THEY FEAST WITH YOU, FEEDING THEMSELVES WITHOUT FEAR: CLOUDS THEY ARE WITHOUT WATER, CARRIED ABOUT OF WINDS; TREES WHOSE FRUIT WITHERETH, WITHOUT FRUIT, TWICE DEAD, PLUCKED UP BY THE ROOTS; “

       
We are told almost verbatim, a couple of things, they claim to represent God their actions  prove otherwise, they are wells who have no water, dry and lacking the spirit, they are clouds being blown in every direction with every new  fad because they go in the way that will profit them financially and in pleasing the popular crowd.

So let’s look at their ultimate end and what GOD has to say is their demise.

Isaiah 5:18-21,23,24:  “Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were a cart rope: That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!   

WOE UNTO THEM THAT CALL EVIL GOOD, AND GOOD EVIL; THAT PUT DARKNESS FOR LIGHT, AND LIGHT FOR DARKNESS; THAT PUT BITTER FOR SWEET, AND SWEET FOR BITTER!

WOE UNTO THEM THAT ARE WISE IN THEIR OWN EYES, AND PRUDENT IN THEIR OWN SIGHT! WHICH JUSTIFY THE WICKED FOR A REWARD, AND TAKE AWAY THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RIGHTEOUS FROM HIM! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, SO AS THEIR ROOT SHALL BE ROTTENNESS, and their blossom shall go up as dust: BECAUSE THEY HAVE CAST AWAY (DISREGARDED) THE LAW OF THE LORD OF HOST AND DESPISED THE WORD OF THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.”      

Finally, flee from them, have no part and do not listen to their poison doctrine, even out of curiosity because it is a disgrace. and it is cursed!

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Galatians 1:6-9: “I marvel not that you are so soon removed (turning away) from him that called you into the gospel of Christ UNTO ANOTHER GOSPEL: WHICH IS NOT ANOTHER;BUT THERE BE SOME THAT TROUBLE YOU, AND WOULD (WANT TO) PERVERT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. BUT THOUGH WE, OR ANY ANGEL FROM HEAVEN, PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL UNTO YOU, LET HIM BE ACCURSED.  AS WE SAID BEFORE, SO SAY I NOW AGAIN, IF ANY MAN PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL UNTO YOU THAN THAT YE HAVE RECEIVED, LET HIM BE ACCURSED.”               
He wants you saved, He died for YOUR SINS, so if the candy coats tell you that there is no sin, well as the Bible says that if any of us say we have no sin, we are liars,  just think of them as a little too sweet,  fake friends who smile in your face as you pull a knife out of your back, because a real friend will love you enough to tell you the truth.

 Part 1:  OLD GOAT AND THE CANDY COATS

All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

OLD GOAT AND THE CANDY COATS/ PART1

One of our most beloved historical events in American history is the ride of Paul Revere, as he proclaimed “The British are coming! The British are coming!”

I kinda got this in my head as I pondered my lead in for this blog, I feel like Chicken Little sometimes too. 

Are they ever going to believe me that the sky really is falling?

But as a messenger of the Lord, I haven’t the option of being a chicken, so I’ll go with Revere, only I am kinda short so I’d have to ride a Shetland Pony, but it’s all gonna end the same!

My proclamation would be, “The candy coats are coming! The candy coats are coming! Then half way through I’d dismount my trusty steed, because THE CANDY COATS ARE ALREADY HERE AND NO ONE EVEN TRIED TO RESIST THEIR INVASION!

2 Timothy 2:1-7: “This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous (money lovers), boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, slanders (without self-control), fierce (brutal) despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady(reckless) high minded (haughty and proud) lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof; FROM SUCH TURN AWAY.

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and  lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, EVER LEARNING, AND NEVER ABLE TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.”
                                    
Sound familiar? Pretty accurate description of the condition of the present world. They are the false teachers, false prophets who “preach” to ears that do not want to hear the truth, ears that want to be reassured that there is no eternal punishment for sin and that Jesus is gooey love and just begs to be worshiped with no prerequisite  for entering his presence.

No, He is Holy, we worship him, he does not worship us! We were created for his pleasure, he doesn’t exist for our pleasure!
They refuse to mention Hell, it must be called Hades, because we can’t scare people, well, HELL, HELL, HELL, not saying it is not keeping people from going there every day!

I love people, I do not bash “sinners” we were all sinners, but if you do not tell people the truth, how are they being helped?

And using the old routine to invite them into church and love on them and it will eventually rub off is a joke!
We are saved by conviction through the Holy Spirit revealing to us what miserable, wretched creatures we are.

The “rub off” theory only gives people a false sense of security that they are eternally safe. That is not true, one of the greatest old sayings is this, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”.

Satan is using the very ones that were supposed to lead them to the Lord to instead lead them straight into hell.
As I’ve said before I know where I came from and I thank God for the people he put in my life that really did love me enough to tell me the truth!
So we can’t mention sin, we can’t mention hell but we can sure mention offerings and church events and preaching to X number of people. Gonna look great with your doctorate degree but don’t think it’ll win you a crown.
As Jesus said, they are the children of their father, the Devil.

Jude 3-8,10,13: “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and EXHORT YOU THAT YOU SHOULD CONTEND (FIGHT) FOR THE FAITH THAT WAS ONCE DELIVERED UNTO THE SAINTS, FOR THERE ARE CERTAIN MEN CREPT IN UNAWARES (UNNOTICED) WHO WERE BEFORE OF OLD ORDAINED TO THIS CONDEMNATION,UNGODLY MEN, TURNING THE GRACE OF OUR GOD INTO LASCIVIOUSNESS (MORALLY UNRESTRAINED) AND DENYING THE ONLY LORD GOD, AND OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, HAVING SAVED THE PEOPLE OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, AFTERWARD DESTROYED THEM THAT BELIEVED NOT.

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, HE HATH RESERVED IN EVERLASTING CHAINS UNDER DARKNESS UNTO THE JUDGMENT OF THE GREAT DAY.

EVEN AS SODOM AND GOMORRAH, AND THE CITIES ABOUT THEM IN LIKE MANNER, GIVING THEMSELVES OVER TO FORNICATION, AND GOING AFTER STRANGE FLESH, ARE SET FORTH FOR AN EXAMPLE, SUFFERING THE VENGEANCE OF ETERNAL FIRE.

Likewise these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

But they speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally as brute beasts, IN THOSE THINGS THEY CORRUPT THEMSELVES.

Raging waves of the sea, FOAMING OUT OF THEIR OWN SHAME; WANDERING STARS ( When Lucifer was cast out of heaven he took one-third of the angels with him, written as a third of the stars) TO WHOM IS RESERVED THE BLACKNESS OF DARKNESS FOREVER.” 

Now to get a Sister a little back up! It would be one thing to dispute me, but Apostle Paul is a different matter:

“Wherefore I take to you record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 

TAKE HEED therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

FOR I KNOW AFTER MY DEPARTING SHALL GRIEVOUS (SAVAGE) WOLVES ENTER IN AMONG YOU, NOT SPARING THE FLOCK.

ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE, SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS, TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM.

THEREFORE WATCH, AND REMEMBER, THAT BY THE SPACE OF THREE YEARS I CEASED NOT TO WARN EVERY ONE NIGHT AND DAY WITH TEARS.” Acts 20:26-31

Lord’s will, next time we’ll get into a little judgment that the Lord is going to bring down on all these. I guarantee you, it will not be a fruity  flavored dish either, it’ll be more like an extra, extra rare steak, juicy, meaty and really, really bloody.

Part 2: “OLD GOAT AND THE CANDY COATS/ SUGAR DECAY

All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

GUMDROPS, LOLLIPOPS AND CANDY COATED CHRISTIANITY

ORIGINAL POST: 02/20/2015

New, news and more news. Oh, what you can discover during a very snowy week with plenty of extra time on your hands. mention of time, what time is it getting to be anyway?
All that is required is to turn on any major network news, this week alone, within the span of a very, few days the tale is told.
 The fact that ISIS has managed to enrage America, Britain, Japan, France, Syria, and Egypt (Because in order for the anti-Christ to come into power all nations must have a common denominator enemy, as he promises peace, they will give him their power, uniting a one world order, henceforth, “through peace he shall destroy many.”

Russia versus the Ukraine, Iraq has been a mess for quite a while. While in America it is the tip of the iceberg… literally, with Niagara Falls appearing much like one. Maine hit with a record fifty below zero, while Boston struggles to contain nearly one hundred inches of snow, meanwhile a six point nine magnitude earthquake hit Japan, threat of tsunami (Biblical sea waves roaring) and according to NBC NEWS, worldwide earthquakes have TRIPLED over the last decade.
New, aggressive strain of the HIV virus is discovered in Cuba, (just as the travel ban has been lifted) return of the long thought dead measles. “Super bug” thought to be linked to surgical equipment now hitting three states, new tick virus.  CDC announcing Ebola has claimed at least nineteen hundred lives, we could go on for days on the weird, freaky medical woes.

Two hundred and fifty Jewish graves were desecrated in France and ISIS with what they believe to be their holy war beheading twenty-one Egyptian Christians, who according to a CNN report did indeed die with the name of Jesus on their lips, moving on with their reign of terror, they torched forty Iraqi policeman and tribesman.

Unconfirmed reports, that along with their human trafficking business that they may now also be selling the organs of their murdered victims on the black market.

Even secular experts stressing to the media that they are attempting to fulfill prophecies of their own to rush in an apocalyptic war.

  John 16:2: ” They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.”

That time has come! They really, really believe this and it is really hard to fight people who are not afraid to die.
The “icing on the cake” as it were, in the way of prophetic fulfillment came when Prime Minister Netanyahu calls for all the scattered, European Jews to come home.  Announcing that Israel is fully prepared to welcome them in.

Turn off the news and surf the web, check out huge Christian website with all kinds of goodies, how to think, how to dress, how to market your church, a virtual how to manual on being the politically correct, well dressed, good-looking, prosperous church of the twenty-first century.
Complete with a tab to click titled” Fifty shades of Grey”, I had heard about this movie, was pretty sure it was originally a book, knew the subject matter and pretty confident that Ariel Castro and the Boston Strangler would have both given it two thumbs up.

It was slated to be “THE” valentine movie that most couples would be attending. And it’s ticket sales did go through the roof.
So I was curious what this “Christian” site had to say on the subject, it was an open comment piece on how people who profess Christ should reconsider watching this, mingled and heavily presented with the colorful, crunchy candy coating that so many have now come to stand for.

WHY SHOULD THEY HAVE TO BE TOLD? It should be known, it comes down to the last few years of “ministers”
(they are not real one’s, they are a disgrace) candy coating everything about God and about his word and all that he stands for. All to bring in members for financial gain and RELIGIOUS prestige. God is nowhere near that mess, he requires repentance and everything from him is completely free!

Now, for Jesus’ take on the news: Matthew 24: 6-8,33: “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye not be troubled: for ALL THESE THINGS MUST COME TO PASS, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.  ALL these ARE the BEGINNING of sorrows. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, KNOW that IT IS NEAR, EVEN AT THE DOORS.”

Isaiah 51:9-12: “Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake as in the ancient days, in the generations of old, Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab and wounded the dragon? Art thou not it which hath dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? Therefore the RANSOMED OF THE LORD SHALL RETURN, and come with singing into Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away. I, even I am he that comforteth you: who art thou that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and the son of man which shall be made as grass.”       

But I suppose with secular Christendom one would be far too busy pondering the truly important question of how dirty can you get before it shows on the outside of your fluffy white coat of self-righteousness, to care about your brothers  who are being slaughtered for the name of Christ.
The candy coats use the name, a name they are willing to wear haute couture, but a name they are unwilling to live for and a name I am sure they are NOT ready to die for.
Ready or not, this is happening to our brothers and sisters in other areas of the world and it is becoming a real possibility that we will be faced with the question of will you renounce Christ or will you die? How will any of us have the faith to answer that if we have never been taught the truth? And we all face that danger.

Luke 21:34-36: “And TAKE HEED to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and the cares of this life, and THE DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES. For AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH. WATCH ye therefore, and PRAY A:WAYS THAT YE MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS, and TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN.”

He told us to watch and that day is here. We will only stand rooted and grounded in HIM and Him alone and without the indwelling of His Holy spirit and his guidance, no one will be able to survive it.

Judgment must begin at His house, that means getting OUR hearts right!

Unless some major revivals, house cleanings and true conversions take place, all I can say is, God help us, and if someone doesn’t start standing up and speaking against all this spoon fed fluff that these people are digesting everyday in lieu of the true Gospel, and realize Christianity is serious, and that church is not a country club, then really don’t know what will become of us.

Oh, Yeah, what time is getting to be again? Time to look up…

Luke 21: 28: ” And WHEN these things BEGIN to come to pass, then LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH.”

Φλογιζω/ All Rights Reserved. Rev. Nina Brown Johnson 2015 Revisited 05/16/2022 

MADMEN, MARTYRS AND MAIDS / PART 3

The fire which burned in all these was so bright, so strong that not even death could extinguish it.
About 200 A.D. when the persecution was at full force and Christians were being persecuted left and right. If they would not renounce Jesus Christ, they were often burned or thrown to lions or other animals to be slaughtered.
It is said that near the end of the Roman persecution that so many had died this was that the beasts had grown fat and would no longer consume them.
A young woman named Perpetua lived during this time in Carthage, North Africa. The account of the deaths of her and two others is grisly and extremely disturbing.
But God  had prepared her in advance for all that she would face, after being stripped and thrown to a mad heifer, ultimately dying after having her throat slashed, her testimony lives on eighteen hundred years later.
The true voice of her victory can be read in her own words, much like Ann Frank she had kept a diary, the details of her death later added.
She had embarked on her death march by singing hymns, she went to the aid of a young girl name Felicitas who had been sentenced to death with her, they kissed good-bye and she is quoted as saying to her brother, these words, which still ring as true and pure as the day they went from her lips.
“You must all stand fast in faith and love one another and do not be weakened by what we have gone through.”
Mirror this to another fascinating lady, Jael, from Judges 4,
She probably invented the old adage that you catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, while Sisera was busy terrorizing everyone, he made the bad mistake of thinking that her home would be a safe haven, after making him comfortable and providing greater than he had asked for, verse 22 tells us this, “Then Jael, Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary, so he died. There is a wonderful song about her in Judges Chapter five.
So what’s with all the ancient history? Ecclesiastes 1:9
” The thing which that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
According to one source. one out of three girls and one out of four boys are sexually assaulted during their childhood, according to 2010 research every seven minutes a woman is raped, countless children sold into slavery, countless animals are tortured and abandoned, abortions are responsible for millions of sanctioned murders every year.
Leaving also in the wake the soul stripped child mothers who were coerced into this “easy fix” for their “problem”.
Elder abuse, rampant domestic violence, not to mention homelessness, hunger, the list to go on forever.
So many hurting, lost people in our world who feel so helpless and so hopeless.
What can we do? Do not turn a blind eye to them, pray for awareness, through the indwelling of the Holy spirit your prayers can cover people you will never meet.
The blood of the Lamb you can pray over all these. God called us to be intercessors.
 I am not suggesting nailing peoples heads to the ground or radical empowerment, I am suggesting this:
2 CORINTHIANS 3:4:” FOR THOUGH WE WALK IN THE FLESH, WE DO NOT WAR AFTER THE FLESH: FOR THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL, BUT MIGHTY THROUGH GOD TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONG HOLDS.
Think of the faith and courage these and others had, let God rise up in all of us and lead us into a prayer that will change the world!
Original Date:01/19/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson  2015

OF MADMEN, MARTYRS, AND MAIDS/ PART 2

We all have a Bible, one we often take for granted. Humor me for a moment, if you will, close your eyes and picture a man tied to a stake surrounded by fodder and as a crowd looks on, now imagine him being strangled and set on fire, his last words spoken on this earth having been a prayer, that God would open the eyes of the King of England.
That is the price William Tyndale paid. He was fluent in eight languages and it was his soul desire to bring the true word of God to the smallest of the world.
Despite constant adversity and the destruction of his work, he carried on.
The last seventeen months of his life spent in prison diligently translating the Old Testament into English, a work which was completed by a friend after his death.

So much of the true roots of the church and sacrifices made by others to give us the freedom we have today have been all but forgotten.
Replaced by agendas of man-made doctrines, and denominational bickering over who is going to hell, because they hold a slightly different view. I’m still pretty, pretty sure that only God has the authority to make that judgment.

Picture again, if you will, a man driven to near madness after the murder of his wife, and  with his people enslaved to England he decided to lead a revolt against their oppressors.
Being quoted as once having said “Fight and you may die, run away and you will live at least for a while, and dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies, that they make take our lives but they will never take our freedom”
Picture this man tortured, disemboweled, and emasculated while still alive, his tormentors repeatedly offering him a quick death if he would renounce his acts.
Sir William Wallace would not. He died for his beliefs and because of his thirst for freedom and his love for his people he endured.
Just as Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:22 “Ye shall be hated of all men for my names sake: but he that endureth to the end shall  be saved.”
It is time for us to follow that burning in our souls. What is your hearts desire today? What group of people whose suffering brings tears to your eyes and breaks your heart?
What is the still small voice of the Lord prompting you to do?
The world will always smash your dreams, that is why you don’t look at the world. Some of the wisest words ever spoken were “Anything that is worth having is worth fighting for.”
What if Tyndale had just given up,  and said “Oh, well, sorry” and never translated another word or destroyed his own work.
What if Wallace had pledged allegiance to England and surrender a breath of God save the King?
We would be at the mercy of someone else concerning our salvation, we would be told only what they wanted us to believe.
Scotland would now be a distant memory, a land only visited in history books.
The sad reality is the “church” as it was created to be is also in danger of becoming a memory, a place to be visited in history books, well actually secular schools would never want to acknowledge churches existed, so maybe passed down through folklore.
It is time to stand up against false doctrines and blatant sin that has opened up shop under the guise of a “church”.
If we never breathe a word against injustice, whether it be human rights, animal rights, or the false doctrines hiding behind the misuse of the word Christian, we all become guilty by omission. Not to speak against it is as the same as condoning it.
Jeremiah could not stop that fire in him, you shouldn’t either, let it out, “If God be for you, who can be against you?”
And if they refuse to listen, take it as a compliment!
” For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall heap to themselves, teachers having itching ears (ones who tell them what they want to hear) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned into fables (believe lies) But WATCH thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”
                                  2 Timothy 4:3-5
God had us warned throughout the New testament that these days would come, the false teachers would come and the false prophets and at the time of Paul’s writings, he said they were already here! Imagine now.
Stand for the truth, let it be known, Let the lord lead you and guide you and stay in his word.
Share the truth and if it falls on deaf ears, don’t worry, you have done your job and while they are still here praying to their God of gumdrops and lollipops we will be at the biggest Jewish wedding the universe will ever know!

Original Date:12/29/2013. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015
Post note: I realize the Wallace quote was used in the movie, but it is nevertheless listed with quotes accredited to him.

OF MADMEN, MARTYRS AND MAIDS/ PART1

Now that we are all awake, where’s the fire? Man, that’s a good question, especially when you consider scriptures such as “For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:29
“Who maketh his angels spirits and his ministers (servants) a flaming  fire.” Psalm 104:4
The fire Jesus refers to when he said “I know thy works that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:15,16
Lukewarm Christianity  is like lukewarm anything.
It is a spineless, gutless attempt to lay claim to a massive inheritance of untold worth while denying the very one it is handed down by.
That is why the Lord tells them without question that he knows their works, and he wants to give him their all or give him nothing but don’t try to play the middle.
Today we have become so worried about offending people and being politically correct, that we will choke back anything while the true church is ran into the ground.
The prophet Jeremiah also went through this in his time.

“For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the Lord was made a reproach unto me, and a derision daily, Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak anymore in his name. But his word was  in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing and could not stay.”
                                 Jeremiah 20:8,9
Jeremiah had absolutely the worst job in the Bible, he is often referred to as “the Prophet of doom”.
It was his job to proclaim the forthcoming judgment on his own people, the very people who instead of heeding his warnings would ridicule him, even to the point that he would have rather not have been born as to have to carry out this task.
But the fire of God and the holy calling on him, that had been placed on him before he had been formed in his mother’s womb, was so strong and burned so deep that it could not be contained and it prevailed.
God wants to use some people in these last days that are wiling to just let Him burn in them and do the work his has created them for.
People like Martin Luther who took on the entire church of his day, because a fellow named Tetzel had cooked up quite a money-making scheme,  enough money to help build Saint Peter’s Cathedral, by selling what he called “indulgences”.
A get out of purgatory free certificate, ( purgatory being the Catholics belief in pre-hell, a place we know does not exist, because the rich man in the story of Lazarus had lifted up his eyes in hell) Luther being disgusted and knowing for himself the truth of God nailed his understanding of that truth to the church door.
John Brown, who finally became so tired of the injustice done to the slaves that he started his own movement, which regrettably became violent, bloody and cost lives.
One of the last photos taken of him before his execution, tells all there is to tell, as a small, black child hugs him as they lead him away to his hanging.
When he had been asked how he justified what he had done, this was his reply “Upon the golden rule. I pity the poor in bondage that have none to help them, that is why I am here, not to gratify any personal animosity, revenge or vindictive spirit. It is my sympathy with the oppressed and wronged that are as good as you and are as precious in the sight of God.”
Luther suffered excommunication and the threat of death but took his cause forward.
Brown paid with his life, I am sure he never wanted to see any lives lost, but I am equally as sure that the hug he received before going to his death was worth it all because he knew he had lived for something other than himself.
Two very different men, both having a common fire, burning for truth, justice and to see others truly free. That fire could be contained. Nor should it today, pray for that fire.
If one voice can affect the entire world, what can we accomplish with our voices collectively speaking as one?

Original Post: 12/20/2013.

All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohsnon  2015

 

CARDIAC SHOCK (HEART SERIES PART 4)

“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Love has grown cold as people go about their way worshiping the gods of self, money, and sin.
Never realizing that one watches from heaven and as the prayers of his saints comes before his throne, and his answer to indeed deliver those that are his and the innocents that  suffer at the hands of the ungodly, comes as the angels hurls the censer of fire from the holy altar to earth.
THE HEART BEAT AS OLD AS CREATION SUDDENLY GROWS SILENT.
Those that are his will be taken out of harm’s way because as the great physician, he has only one treatment option left to save this dying world.
CARDIAC SHOCK, to jump-start the hearts of those who have not believed, those who have laughed, mocked, and denied his name. Those who have given honor and sacrifice to devils and worshiped their idols of money, fame, and prestige and every idol their minds could conjure up.
The shock so powerful that it will leave the host of heaven silent on behalf of those who will be left on earth.
Silenced as they pray that repentance will come when those on earth are faced with the reality of him, and of his wrath as he offers one last chance of salvation.
Revelation 6:12,13: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell into the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”
                                    

THE MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE THAT WILL VIOLENTLY ROCK EARTH IN ORBIT IN UNISON WITH THE ANGER OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
The planet itself shaking as if to free itself from the inhabitants that have defiled it through their transgressions.

THE SUN IN ALL OF IT’S REFLECTIVE POWER NOW REFLECTS THE DARKNESS AND BLACKNESS OF THE HEARTS OF MEN.
THE MOON MIRRORING THE BLOOD OF ALL THE INNOCENTS THAT HAS SATURATED THE EARTH UNTIL IT CAN NO LONGER CONTAIN IT.
THE STARS THAT WERE HIGH AND LOFTY, NOW CRASH AND FALL TO EARTH AS THOSE THEY ARE MIGHTY ON EARTH SHALL FALL.

 

Revelation 7:14-16: “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places, and the kings of the earth and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bond man, and every free man HID THEMSELVES IN THE DENS, AND IN THE ROCKS OF THE MOUNTAINS;

AND SAID UNTO THE MOUNTAINS AND THE ROCKS FALL ON US, AND HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF HIM THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE, AND FROM THE WRATH OF THE LAMB.
                                
The world as it stands, Romans 1:22:”Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” 

The “big bang” theory, evolution, Darwinism, a host of other imagined fables of the minds of men are now taught as the new truth. People can even argue that we have been to space, walked on the moon, sent rovers to distant planets and yet, he and his kingdom are simply not there.

Well, actually HE IS, he and his kingdom are located in what the Bible refers to as the third heaven, remember he created this separately. We will never be capable of travelling that far and I am sure he finds our attempts rather amusing.

Matthew 24:27:  “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” 

Luke 23:28-31 recounts his words as he was led to his crucifixion, and the women were weeping for him, “But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep NOT for me, BUT weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, THE DAYS ARE COMING, in which they shall say, Blessed ARE the barren, and the wombs that NEVER bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

Then shall they begin TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, FALL ON US; AND TO THE HILLS, COVER US. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”

Translation, if they treated him this way considering the state of the world at the time, what will they do in a desensitized, demoralized time such as today? If people are willing to knock a persons brains out on Black Friday to BUY a ninety dollar television, what will they do to each other when absolute Hades breaks loose on earth?

They will soon watch with absolute horror as the sky actually opens up to reveal him and the host of heaven. 
And they WILL believe.  All who have scoffed and scoff now at the Gospel based on THEIR VERSION OF HIS REALITY will soon realize that HE IS SELF EXISTING, AND REFUSING TO “BELIEVE” IN HIM IS NOT GOING TO MAKE HIM GO AWAY.
Of course there will be those who will pray to their false gods and seek protective enchantments, like Pharaohs magicians tried when attempting to fight against Moses,they may just hear something quite like this:
Isaiah 47:12,13: “Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast labored since thy youth; IF SO BE THOU BE ABLE TO PROFIT, IF SO BE THOU MAYEST PREVAIL. thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, STAND UP AND SAVE THEE FROM THE THINGS THAT SHALL COME UPON THEE.”
                                     
They chose to trust in these things rather than him, and when this comes to pass they WILL understand how foolish that trust in dead idols and demons has been.
Then will come the SHOCK WAVE, but we’re not getting into that for a while!

To remainder of this series, please visit: ARRHYTHMIA (HEART SERIES PART 1)

HEART FAILURE ( HEART SERIES PART 2)

FLAT LINED ( HEART SERIES PART 3)

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Original Post Date: 05/31/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

FLAT LINED ( HEART SERIES PART 3)

“AND WHEN HE HAD OPENED THE SEVENTH SEAL, THERE WAS SILENCE  IN HEAVEN ABOUT THE SPACE OF A HALF HOUR.”  Revelation 8:1
There it is, the heart beat of earth and all we know it to be, will have just flat lined.
The host of heaven, have now become completely silent.
As is our custom on earth to observe a moment of silence on behalf of those who suffer great tragedy.
It is also my belief that they are praying for all upon earth, because our sin, our rebellion has finally reached into the heavens.
Just as they rejoice when one of us accepts the truth, and accepts Jesus.
I believe their hearts break for us and for the knowledge of what is about to take place and for respect to the dead, whose bodies will line earth from one end to the other.
Having a keen understanding of the price to be paid for deception, having suffered their own loss, when Lucifer
 deceived  one-third of their fellow servants and lead them in a revolt against the very one who created them, ensuring them a fate of eternal damnation.
They, who God has sent to us throughout the ages when we were in need, to protect us, encourage us, and often reassure us  not to be afraid, and to proclaim glad tidings of marvelous things.
And us, having entertained them unaware, to prove us of our kindness one to another.
They are in the realm of true reality and the watchers who see all that takes place on earth and make report of those things.
AND THEY ARE COMPLETELY SILENT FOR US.
“And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets, and another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. AND THE SMOKE OF THE INCENSE WHICH CAME WITH THE PRAYERS OF THE SAINTS, ASCENDED UP BEFORE GOD OUT OF THE ANGELS HAND. AND THE ANGEL TOOK THE CENSER, AND FILLED IT WITH FIRE OF THE ALTAR, AND CAST INTO THE EARTH: AND THERE WERE VOICES, AND THUNDERINGS, AND LIGHTNINGS, AND A EARTHQUAKE. AND THE SEVEN ANGELS WHICH HAD THE SEVEN TRUMPETS PREPARED THEMSELVES TO SOUND.”                     Revelation 8:2-6

The prayers of all saints, saints of every nation, every kindred, every tongue, never having even met in this world, but our prayers, as incense, the cries of our souls meeting and becoming as one in the spirit realm, spiraling ever upward, coming into complete agreement of one mind one accord with the angel, who gives his consent in conceding that there is nothing left that even they, the host of heaven can do on behalf of those on earth, offering his incense and our prayers in complete unison, surrendering to the knowledge that earth can no longer bear the weight of the sin it has become laden with.
“DELIVER US FROM EVIL” the cries of all the oppressed, the hurt, the wounded.
The cry from his saints on behalf of those subjected to injustice and atrocities and those who are unable to cry for themselves.
The knowledge as with childbirth filling their hearts that without the birth, those labor pains will only get worse.
Many mothers have died during that agony, as the spiritual deaths of the innocents, their love and goodness beaten out of them by the evil of this present world.
John, himself privileged to behold and prophesy all these forthcoming events, his final word on the subject, “Even, so, come, Lord Jesus.”
“Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” cried as the angel fills the censer with fire from the altar, being symbolic of the judgment of God, hurling it to earth……
And as with all flat lines, the only treatment option that will be left is cardiac shock…….

Post note: For complete series: ARRHYTHMIA (HEART SERIES PART 1)

HEART FAILURE ( HEART SERIES PART 2)

CARDIAC SHOCK (HEART SERIES PART 4

Original Post Date: 05/28/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

HEART FAILURE ( HEART SERIES PART 2)

Isaiah 21:11, the question is posed ” Watchman, what of the night? Watchman what of the night?”… How would this be answered present day?
The night has grown ever darker, a darkness like never before and a darkness unlike any that has ever been.
“Earth is filled with blood and can no longer cover her slain”
As the warning symptoms have been ignored the irregular heartbeat has fast became a more grave condition, heart failure and it is in the final stages.
As in the days of Noah, every imagination of human hearts has become evil, causing as the Lord foretold, “the love of many to wax (grow) cold”. The immorality and deviancy has far surpassed anything imagined in the famed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The cry because of the sin is dangerously close to reaching into the heavens as did the cries of the sins of Sodom, calling down their destruction from a Holy God.
Theirs hearts blackened and congested from that sin.
“God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient (fitting): being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful; WHO KNOWING THE JUDGMENT OF GOD, THAT THEY WHICH COMMIT SUCH THINGS ARE WORTHY OF DEATH, NOT ONLY DO THE SAME, BUT HAVE PLEASURE IN THEM THAT DO THEM.                     Romans 1: 28-32

“Howl ye Shepherds”  the flock you were to guide and to protect, you have allowed to starve and wander alone suffering many wounds, unable to defend themselves against the beasts of the field. While you, yourselves have grazed and grown fat on their pasturage.
What shall you answer YOUR Shepherd when you are required to give account for the number you were entrusted with?
“Weep Harvesters” for you will soon hear, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and WE ARE NOT SAVED.”
Why do you not work? Why do you not labor? Do you not know that is it the eleventh hour? There is very little time left before complete darkness falls, as the Lord commanded you, work while it is yet day, for night cometh when no man can work!
Bow your heads, Watchmen! You are the worst of the whole lot. Because you have seen the sword coming and yet, you have refused to sound the trumpet, knowing perfectly well that the penalty is to be numbered to that same sword.
As the sword has already been called forth upon the treasures of Babylon, what of the things yet to be done?
Is there still hope? Is there yet time?
As he said “If my people, who are called by my name, would humble themselves”…….
Luke 14: 22,23 “And the servant said, Lord, it is done  as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”
Compel, strongly urging “whosoever will” to come as there remains precious little time.
Precious little time left before what? You may ask, Before this.
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and waves roaring (tsunami): MENS  
HEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, AND FOR LOOKING  AFTER THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE COMING ON THE EARTH, FOR THE POWERS OF HEAVEN SHALL BE SHAKEN.”             Luke 21:25-27

“The earth is also defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. THE EARTH SHALL REEL TO AND FRO LIKE A DRUNKARD, and it shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgressions thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall and not rise again.” 
                                     Isaiah 24: 5,19,20

“THE EARTH SHALL QUAKE BEFORE THEM; THE HEAVENS SHALL TREMBLE: THE STARS SHALL WITHDRAW THEIR SHINING. AND THE LORD SHALL UTTER HIS VOICE BEFORE HIS ARMY: FOR HIS CAMP IS VERY GREAT: FOR HE IS STRONG THAT EXECUTETH HIS WORD: FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD IS GREAT AND VERY TERRIBLE; WHO CAN ABIDE IN IT?”
                                       Joel 2:10,11
Yeah, I think we may need to get that heart condition checked!

For complete series: ARRHYTHMIA (HEART SERIES PART 1)

FLAT LINED ( HEART SERIES PART 3)

CARDIAC SHOCK (HEART SERIES PART 4)

 

 

Original Post Date:05/28/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

                       
                         
                                  

ARRHYTHMIA (HEART SERIES PART 1)

Most heart conditions begin with a change in heart rhythm, skipping a few beats here and there, then prolonged, jerky beats followed by seconds of the sensation of no beat at all.
Symptoms that are often ignored a little too long by the victim.
America is suffering from spiritual arrhythmia. We all know our roots, we were founded on the basis of religious freedom, a term that has now come to mean worship anything as long as it doesn’t involve the one true God, and then we will have to censor His name.
All of our laws and values which were agreed upon by our forefathers who used the Holy Word as their guide to ensuring our freedom and prosperity in this new land which had blessed us with.
Now as the saying goes, they would all “roll over in their graves” were it possible.
Anything goes, the worship of aliens, rocks, the sun, the moon, and the stars and like certain celebrities that have become so filled with self-love, self-righteousness, and the spirit of pride that they are now become their own gods and for a price they will be glad to sell you their self-help books and teach you to do the same.
An entire genre of music, movies and entire networks dedicated to Satan and the worship of him and the embracing of all he stands for.
New witch show that no longer portrays them as old crones, but now are young, beautiful, voluptuous vixen’s complete with matching “uniforms” to accentuate every curve.
And remember, they are not evil, just tragically misunderstood,   yeah….

Huge conventions held for fans of the werewolf/ vampire novel/ movie onslaught aimed at our teens. Lovely,  lovely area there, where sexuality meets  the undead blood drinkers. This one is the hardest to deal with because Satan has so many blinded, they’re like, oh! your silly, it’s a movie, it’s all in fun. Well then you go watch Sasquatch or alien invasions but don’t watch filth that has significance in the spirit world!
The Jews have many, many food laws they must adhere to. The only food laws that gentiles ( all of us) must follow is nothing, nothing can have even one drop of blood in it, and can not have been offered to idols.  

I’m not even getting into why on earth would Jesus want you to subject your children and teens to sexually immortality?
Any consumption of blood is an abomination to God, why would He say, ” Well if you are just watching it and it is pretend, then it’s okay!” ???
He is real and He does not play games and certainly not in the realm of make-believe. Even if people will not commit these acts themselves, they will entertain devils and pay to watch someone else do it. This is why there are so many Biblical references to the Lord saying that every IMAGINATION of their  hearts is evil.
Let us not forget witch boards, tarot cards, tea leaves, palm reading and consulting physics, GOD SAID it is all evil!
Acts 16:16 gives absolute proof that it is the spirit of divination that allows them to tell you this stuff.
It is ALL sorcery! Of course if you mention this, people are quick to spew out “religious fanatic” but we shall also see about that one day soon.
Because “the god of this  world hath blinded their minds” they insist it is just entertainment. I remember a pretty large crowd that also found the crucifixion of Jesus rather entertaining also.
Parents that have been entrusted of God with the care and upbringing of these children now sacrifice them daily to the gods of evolution, Babylon and Sodom.
“And as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge”….
tragedy strikes, the banner of God Bless America” flies high and for a brief moment, the heartbeat stabilizes.
All seems well, dark skies have passed and the terror forgotten, the same  condition creeps back in.

It is not a new problem, ancient Israel suffered from it. The book of Judges is a constant saga of Israel swaying between God and paganism, unleashing God’s wrath, he’d send judgment by removing his divine protection, leaving them to their own resources in fending off their enemies and then in his mercy he would deliver them again because for a brief moment they had remembered “from whence they had fallen” and at the pleading of a select few the balances would once again be leveled.
“God will not always strive with man”… and a point comes when warnings have been ignored and even mocked and every forgiven evil is replaced by a greater one. Spiritual wickedness in high places as Congressmen, Governors, and countless public officials fight tooth and nail to overthrow any Christian influence left in our society.
So what’s the problem? Shouldn’t people be free to choose what they believe and how they should live?
Yes, yes they should but two countries were founded for the worship of God and for the glory of God. Israel and America.
If we were a country that had always been pagan and never called by the name of the Lord, we would have some sort of excuse, but as we were called by His name and we chose to snub our nose at Him and rebel against Him and others too cowardly to speak on behalf of the truth, hide behind the guise of tolerance and they are unable to speak out because their mouths are full  from chewing on the ” politically correct” bone Satan has thrown them to shut them up and they gladly devour it!
We will “have no cloke for our sins” and no excuse is going to get it with God.
As that heart condition continues to worsen with no medical care in sight, please allow me, with a prophetic gallows humor, which I am sure could only be appreciated in its full value by Jeremiah, welcome to Babylon.

For complete series: HEART FAILURE ( HEART SERIES PART 2)

FLAT LINED ( HEART SERIES PART 3)

CARDIAC SHOCK (HEART SERIES PART 4)

 

Original Post Date:05/28/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

REST IN THE RECKONING

I can’t seem to get the image of James Foley out of my head, and it’s not just him… it is all of them.
Abducted, unmercifully tortured, and paraded off to be savagely executed by demonic, twisted sadistic butchers to gain media attention for their truly hopeless cause.
Hiding their faces behind their masks of death black reminiscent of the dunce hat wearing, cross burnin’ boys of the south, But you know at least the Nazi’s would show their faces.
What does it all mean? John the Baptists head severed and served on a platter as an appreciative token for the undoubtedly sleazy dance of a pagan princess.
Apostle Paul practically writing his last will and testament to all believers as his beheading approached.
Peter carried out the brunt of his ministry under complete awareness that not only would he die, he would die by crucifixion, Jesus himself telling Peter that this would happen and Peter deciding that it was a price he would be willing to pay to see the Kingdom of God come.
It is as if they believe by taking the heads of God’s servants the are in some way, taking the head from the body of Christ, which will never happen.
The Prophet Isaiah was sawn in half. Steven’s face became as an angel as the anointed words straight from the heart of God proceeded from his mouth hammering the hearts of his enemies with unwanted conviction, and even as they stoned him, Steven did not stop, even praying that they not be held accountable for his death.
Polycarp, the eighty-six year old martyr, whose boldness and courage given from the Lord allowed him to meet his fate with the same acceptance, God had  shown him in a dream what was to come and he met it head on, because he knew that they could only kill him once and after that he would be resurrected by the Lord eternally.
Hebrews 11:36,39: “They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented, (OF WHOM THE WORLD WAS NOT WORTHY)
they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise.” 
                                    
The most outstanding words in that passage point to the fact, that this world was not good enough for their presence!
And they were successful in doing the work of the Lord and yet they died before seeing the final result of the what would now be their accomplished  life’s work.
The world was not worthy, nor is it now. How do we survive these last days, when all we hear is terror upon terror in every given report?
As Jesus forewarned us that the days would come that those who killed his followers would think  that they were doing the service of God.
But in all these things we are to keep our souls focused on him and in his rest, and as scary as this is,  NOT FEAR THEM.
Matthew 10:26,28: Fear them NOT therefore; for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that ye speak in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, that preach upon the housetops. And FEAR NOT them which are able to kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather FEAR HIM which is ABLE TO DESTROY BOTH SOUL AND BODY IN HELL.”
                                     
In our patient wait for him, we are to rest in the blessed reassurance that our “redemption draweth nigh” he will make his enemies his footstool and in his blessed reckoning.
He will not hide his face they will know exactly who He is!
Psalm 45:3-5: “Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty ride prosperously because of thy truth and thy meekness and righteousness;  and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the hearts of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.”
                                      
Revelation 19: 11-16:  “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. AND HE WAS CLOTHED WITH A VESTURE DIPPED IN BLOOD: AND HIS NAME IS CALLED THE WORD OF GOD. AND THE ARMIES WHICH WERE IN HEAVEN FOLLOWED HIM UPON WHITE HORSES, CLOTHED IN FINE LINEN, WHITE AND CLEAN. AND OUT OF HIS MOUTH GOETH A SHARP SWORD, THAT WITH IT HE SHOULD SMITE THE NATIONS: HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON: AND HE TREADHETH THE
WINEPRESS (BLOODBATH) OF THE FIERCENESS AND WRATH OF ALMIGHTY GOD. AND HE HAD ON HIS VESTURE (ROBE) AND ON HIS THIGH (SWORD SHEATH) A NAME WRITTEN, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
                                 
So amidst all the Hades breaking loose on earth, keep your eyes focused on the heavens, let your soul rest in the arms of a beautiful, merciful, gentle creator and pray for deliverance for all from evil and when reckoning comes, all bets will be off and they will find there is no fighting him.
Regardless of news broadcasts, or constant worldwide threats, I will tell you how this story shall end:
Romans 14:11:  “For it is written: AS I LIVE SAITH THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL CONFESS TO GOD.”
                                  
Maybe hiding behind and pleading the names of the pagans gods they worship will help them, ah, no I don’t think so…
Philippians 2:9-11: “WHEREFORE GOD HATH ALSO EXALTED HIM AND GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME:
THAT AT THE NAME OF JESUS EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW OF THINGS IN HEAVEN, AND THINGS IN EARTH, AND THINGS UNDER THE EARTH. AND THAT EVERY TONGUE SHOULD (WILL) CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.”
                                 

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BLESSED/ THE BETROTHED, AND THE BEHEADED / PART 2

Revelation 6:9-11: “And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for word of God, and for the testimony which they held; and they cried with a loud voice, saying How long, O long, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on earth? And white robes were given unto every one of; and it was said unto them, THAT THEY SHOULD  YET REST A LITTLE SEASON, UNTIL THEIR FELLOW SERVANTS ALSO AND THEIR BRETHREN THAT SHOULD BE (WILL BE) KILLED AS THEY WERE, SHOULD BE FULFILLED.”
                                

So much for not remembering being on earth, not only do they remember, they know they were murdered and they want justice.
I think the preppers have the right ideal they just need a little guidance. 

They know something is coming and are attempting to prepare for it, they know they will not be able to buy what they need and will need to protect themselves.

They just don’t know exactly why, yet, the answer to that question can be answered with nine words, the anti Christ and the mark of the beast.
It is imperative that we really start getting THIS Gospel out.
The chapters of the book no one wants to preach, because it usually scares people, which can run them away and for money churches that is not a viable option, because money and prestige  are far more important than saving souls.
For others they just do not want to have to deal with it.

But who does? It is scary and anyone who thinks I enjoy this part of my job, you better pray and think again.

I have spent years studying these scriptures and crying countless tears because I KNOW what is coming and people can blow me off or laugh, but as with the prophets of old, the day came that they found out that it wasn’t so funny anymore.

But I am sure you do your job, and this is mine.

I often use this analogy that I feel is very accurate, If you saw someone who you knew to be completely deaf standing on a railroad track, facing backward to a speeding freight train, that they could not hear or see coming, would you try to pull them out-of-the-way or would you just stand and watch them die?

I SEE A WORLD FULL OF PEOPLE ON THAT TRACK.I SEE THE FREIGHT TRAIN SPEEDING TOWARD THEM AND I AM VERY, VERY AFRAID THAT THERE IS NOT MUCH TIME TO GET THEM OFF THAT TRACK.

Then those who laugh because they find this so funny so outrageous, because their deafened ears can’t hear the sound of that train, in their pride and arrogance they choose to believe that it is not coming, and this is when the laughter will stop.

The laughter will stop when millions of people disappear without a trace from the face of the earth.
The laughter will stop when world events others had tried to warn them of begins to unfold all around them.
The laughter will stop when what everyone thought was a prosperous peace for all deal goes south after three and a half years.
The laughter will stop when the anti-Christ reveals his true plans demanding that everyone in the world must worship him.
The laughter will stop when all must pledge allegiance to him by taking his mark. (Satan’s counterfeit to the sealing of the servants of God)
The laughter will stop when those who wish to resist will suddenly find that no amount of money, no credit cards, not even pure gold bars will purchase food, medicine anything they may need because without his mark you will not be able to sell or buy.

How long can you live without food, water, shelter, heat. What if a loved one is sick, what about medicine, or baby diapers or milk?
Now would be a good time to ask the church you found so amusing for help, but wait the church is no longer there.

It has been TAKEN , those who trusted God are now protected against the fulfillment of these days.

Maybe you can hold out for a while with the goods you have on hand, but the days will follow shortly after most have been marked and it will be a little harder to hide, then they will give you one final choice, you take this mark or you die.

Think this is bad, well it can get worse, because if you happen to live in “Mystery Babylon the Great”  you will not even have the option of beheading.

It will be destroyed from the face of the earth in a separate judgment and once all this begins those living there, will just simply be dead, and never have the chance to repent again.
By this point all laughter will have ceased.

But I still want to give hope, I  do believe the mark will get a lot of them, because lets face it people are so sold out to Satan now and they’ll bust your head over a good deal at Christmas, so why would half of them even resist?

I know there are those who worry about being tricked or chipped into taking it. 

But I promise you this can not happen.
Jesus loves us all too much to let us be tricked into losing our souls and he has  ANGELS PROCLAIM THIS everyone will be conscious of their decision.

Revelation 14: 6-11: “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven HAVING THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL TO PREACH UNTO THE EARTH, AND EVERY NATION, AND KINDRED,AND TONGUE, AND PEOPLE, saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give him glory: for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

And there  followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice,

IF ANY MAN WORSHIP THE BEAST AND HIS IMAGE, AND RECEIVE HIS MARK IN HIS FOREHEAD, OR IN HIS HAND. THE SAME SHALL DRINK OF THE WINE OF THE WRATH OF GOD, WHICH IS POURED OUT WITHOUT MIXTURE (FULL FORCE) into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb; and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and WHOSOEVER RECEIVETH THE MARK OF HIS NAME.”                                          
                      
Jesus said in Luke 21:17-19: “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. But there shall not an hair on your head perish. IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOULS.

Revelation 2:10,11:FEAR NONE OF THOSE THINGS WHICH THOU SHALT SUFFER: Behold, the devil shalt cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH, AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit sayeth unto the churches; HE THAT OVERCOMETH SHALL NOT BE HURT OF THE SECOND DEATH.”
He tells us to keep our patience, don’t give up your soul, because you will arise just as he did, death will have no power over you and no matter what they do, not one hair will be lost upon resurrection.

Giving us PEACE in that RESURRECTION.

Revelation 14:12,13: “Here in is the patience of the saints; here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice out of heaven saying unto me, WRITE. BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD FROM HENCEFORTH (THIS POINT ON): YEA, SAITH THE SPIRIT, THAT THEY MAY REST FROM THEIR LABOURS; AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM.”
                                    
THIS IS THEIR BLESSING:
Revelation 20:4-6: “And I saw thrones, and they that sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: AND I SAW THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE BEHEADED FOR THE WITNESS OF JESUS, AND FOR THE WORD OF GOD, AND WHICH HAD NOT WORSHIPED THE BEAST, NEITHER HIS IMAGE, NEITHER  HAD RECEIVED HIS MARK IN THEIR FOREHEADS OR HANDS; AND THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS. but the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. BLESSED AND HOLY IS HE WHO HATH PART IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION ON SUCH THE SECOND DEATH HATH NO POWER, BUT THEY SHALL BE PRIESTS OF GOD AND OF CHRIST, AND SHALL REIGN WITH HIM ONE THOUSAND YEARS.”
                                     
Once the beheadings happen, God will then begin to rain judgment on this earth, upon all who did not heed the call of the angels, but that is a subject for another day.

“Blessed” Part 1  

Original Post Date: 09/19/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

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BLESSED / THE BETROTHED AND THE BEHEADED PART 1

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then those that are alive and remain (are saved) shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore COMFORT one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The rapture of the church, the return of the Lamb to retrieve his Bride, having paid her bride price with his own blood.
Giving his life that she may live, the ancient Jewish customs proving faithful as the souls of believers confess “You are my Savior” echoing “I am my beloveds and he is mine.”
Having gone away to prepare a place for her, being  reminiscent of the protective, seclusion of the wedding canopy.
He will now return with the army of his companions to take her away to the “secret dwelling place of the Most High” until all things can be fulfilled on earth.
 And he does this because we could not bear to witness the carnage and bloodshed that will overflow this earth.
As in Ezekiel, when those who were supposed to be his servants  filled his temple with filth and abominations, at the cries of his people who could not stand seeing his temple defiled, he then determined that the end for them had come, he called forth his angels, Ezekiel 9:4-6 “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and SET A MARK upon the foreheads of the men ( humans) that sigh and cry for the abominations that are done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing (so I could hear), Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids and little children, and women: but COME NOT NEAR ANY MAN UPON WHOM IS THE MARK; and BEGIN AT MY SANCTUARY.”
Just as judgment must begin at the house of the Lord.
He always deals with his people first and we shall see one day just as with this story, what will become of those who hold doctrines not quite true to the word of God.
Lets do a little mirror image on this and see the reflection.
“And I saw another angel ascending from the east, HAVING THE SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea. Saying, hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, TILL WE HAVE SEALED THE SERVANTS OF OUR GOD IN THEIR FOREHEADS.” Revelation 7:2,3
As all things foreshadow those which are to come, only it will come on a much grander scale.
Revelation 9:4 “And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any tree; but only those men which HAVE NOT THE SEAL OF GOD IN THEIR FOREHEADS.”
We who are alive and have remained faithful to our bridegroom and kept our faith, will be removed from this earth just as he protected Noah and his family from the flood.
Lot and his daughters were spared from the destruction of Sodom, on behalf of the intercession by Abram.
This is what the Lord speaks over us: Isaiah 26:19,20
“Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. AWAKE and sing, ye that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, AND THE EARTH SHALL CAST OUT HER DEAD.
COME MY PEOPLE, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut the doors about thee: HIDE thyself as it were, but for a moment, UNTIL THE INDIGNATION BE OVERPAST.”
We must be ready when that call comes, because only those who have accepted Christ will be in this gathering.
THOSE WHO REMAIN ON THIS EARTH AFTER THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH WILL ONLY BE SAVED BY  REFUSING TO WORSHIP THE ANTI CHRIST  AND REFUSING TO TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND BEING BEHEADED.
Maybe people who may not yet be ready to commit will soon see, all we need to do is watch the news. Israel is almost completely surrounded by enemies as the Lord said would happen and the heart breaking beheading of the first two journalists revealing an eerie clue, the first a Christian, the second a Jew.
Facts probably unknown at the time to their captors, all things are prophetic when you look at what is really there.
So to all who are not saved, please do not wait, if you feel the tug of God, please accept him before it is to late. You do not want to be left on this earth.
His promise to us: Revelation 19:7-9  “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. And he said unto me. WRITE. BLESSED ARE THEY WHICH ARE CALLED UNTO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. and he said unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”
Please accept his invitation, because this is one dinner you do not want to miss.
Original Post Date: 09/19/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

WHITER THAN SNOW

 

Now that we’ve admitted that not very many can lay claim to the titles of “Patty Purity” or “Captain Celibate” and in reality it would be more along the lines of ” A Randy Dandy” or “Backstreet Barbie” but there is hope, so much hope!
The moment that we realize our sins, mistakes and failures, when true conviction comes and suddenly our minds and spirits are faced with the realization of what miserable creatures we really are. Once that takes hold, real change soon follows and the spiritual “brain damage” due to “sin”trifugal force of this world is both reversible and completely curable.
But it requires a most awesome physician, Jesus is that physician.

He heals mind, spirit, body, and soul.
He is the great potter, taking the old, marred and cracked vessels, gently re-firing them, he then shapes those lifeless, lumps of clay into  beautiful, new creations that don’t even resemble the broken mess they  once were.
Each one a vessel strong and new that can now hold the goodness of his spirit and also has the strength to withstand the wear and tear of this world.
He takes minds that were completely broken and renews them to such clarity that his very mind can now be in us.
He takes all the shame, guilt and pain, and he casts it into his sea of forgetfulness, never again to be remembered by him.
As he flung the stars into the sky at creation, he flings all those sins as far as the east is to the west.
“COME NOW, AND LET US REASON TOGETHER, SAITH THE LORD; THOUGH YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET, THEY SHALL BE AS WHITE AS SNOW; THOUGH THEY BE RED LIKE CRIMSON, THEY SHALL BE AS WOOL.” Isaiah 1:18
He doesn’t care where you have been, or what you did while you were there, he died to save us from all of that. He knew our sins would be worthy of a price that we could not afford to pay. He only cares about where you are going and wants to help you every step of the way, His promises are “Yes” and “Amen”. He has never been up there with a chalkboard, keeping score, just waiting to send you to hell and he will do everything within his power  to keep you from going there. BUT WE HAVE TO ACCEPT HIM.
Most make their fatal mistake in believing the lie that Satan tells them, that they have gone too far that God would never accept them now or that they have to be able to change themselves.
Number one, if a person had gone too far to be saved, then conviction, or a conscious knowledge of the need for salvation would never enter their mind!
Number two, WE CAN NEVER, NEVER, EVER CHANGE OURSELVES! So put that to rest right away. That is why we must be washed in the blood of the Lamb, He changes us!
You will not even think the same or have the desires you once had. He allows us to be able to live a life holy and pleasing to him through the indwelling of his Holy Spirit, which leads us and guides, gently nudging us in our spirit as to what we should do and most importantly what not to do.
Think of  “Rahab, the Harlot” her name being referenced in many sermons, she is actually referred to in the Bible as “The Harlot” but because of her kindness to the servants of God and her desire to repent, the Lord saved her and her family while everyone else there were destroyed.
Mary Magdalene, whom Jesus cast seven demons out of went on follow him faithfully, never looking back but pressing forward and she was the first that he appeared to upon resurrection.
And how can we forget our favorite trip junkie Samson, who after a lifetime of running wild and doing his own thing, finally, this great warrior of God, saw the light.
God never belittled any of these or countless others, who were as prodigal sons and daughters that once they realized they were wallowing with pigs, they longed for home and the Father eagerly welcomed them back in.
He cleansed them, healed them, answered their prayers and never once put the burden of their sin on their own shoulders, now that is why he gave his life.
How did they receive God’s mercy, peace, and forgiveness? They confessed their sin to him, asked for forgiveness and never looked back.
Remember, you never have to tell a church house full of people your darkest secrets, and you certainly are not required to tell it to any man, you are only required to ask Jesus, and Jesus alone to forgive you of your sins.
So whatever you’ve been through, leave it right there, get yourself to the cross and let his precious holy blood wash you whiter than snow.
Original Post Date:11/29/2014. All rights reserved.  Φλογίζω/ Nina BrownJohnson 2015

REVISTED and linked 06/27/2021 NBJ 2021

“SIN”TRIFUGAL FORCE / PART 3 / BRAIN DAMAGED

The final stop for the rotating body that flees its center in the spirit world. A damage unlike any that could ever be caused by disease or injury. So pervasive that it moves from the heart where it was conceived, into the body to be brought to fruition and once it has been acted upon it invades the spirit, soul and even the mind and intellect of the host, all  induced by a head long spin into a state of sin so possessing that there is very little hope of recovery from it.
A public health campaign many years ago focusing on preventing the spread of AIDS had a line that went something like this, that when a person had relations with someone , they were in fact exposed to everyone that person had been with for the past ten years.
I want to enlighten you to something that the Lord enlightened me to several years ago. My husband had been telling how he and several more people could not believe the change that had happened in this lady, she had became involved with a new guy, completely changed her appearance and her behavior, just things that were so far out of her character that they were just shocked, as we discussed having seen this happen to other people, it hit me like a ton of bricks, UNHOLY SANCTIFICATION.
Not only does it pollute bodies, it actually pollutes souls, as the deal with AIDS, but instead of taking on the virus, it is taking on spiritual pollutants from every person they have been with.
Sound far out? Think about this, violent crimes, people getting robbed, beaten or kidnapped are all terribly traumatic, but nothing like the damage caused by rape, it was once described simply as “unfinished murder” because it damages a person’s very soul, also the reason it often goes unreported.
Satanic and most pagan religions have very specific sexual practices.
When God laid down the laws for the priests, they could not marry harlots, profane women or divorced women because the priests were Holy unto God and concerning High Priests, it was virgins only. Leviticus 21:13-15 states this about it.
“And he shall take a wife in her virginity. A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or a harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin out of his own people to wife. Neither shall he profane his seed among his people.”
In greater detail, still concerning priests, Ezekiel 22:44:
“Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away (divorced): but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.” Only virgins and widows of other priests.
The ONLY time that one person can sanctify another person is through the consummation of what was intended to be a HOLY UNION between two people as HOLY matrimony, when two actually become one, as God said in his word.
1 Corinthians 7:13,14 : gives us the reason: “And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the UNBELIEVING HUSBAND IS SANCTIFIED BY THE WIFE AND THE UNBELIEVING WIFE IS SANCTIFIED BY THE HUSBAND: else your children were unclean;  BUT NOW THEY ARE HOLY.”
There is an old saying, that the first cut is the deepest and the Bible’s reference to the hardness of a harlot’s forehead means this, once we become so desensitized to behaviors that we once never dreamed of becoming involved with, it becomes easier and easier to give over to that. What we once thought was shameful has now become not only accepted but celebrated. This also applies to guys, he’s not just talking to women here.
Satan knew all this from the beginning, that is why it’s his favorite weapon and snare, he has hit full force with those who profess Christ, but are of Satan, they declare his twisted version of the truth and through their lies convincing gullible minds they lead others straight into hell.
“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: IN
WHOM THE GOD OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine into them.” 2 Corinthians 4:3,4
Revisit Ezekiel 23, concerning pornography, and lewd practices, again this is written as countries, it means the people of those countries.
(17) “And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they DEFILED her with THEIR whoredom, and she was POLLUTED with them and HER MIND was alienated from them.”
Satan has waged a massive mind game with those in this world and regardless of the promises of false teachers and the last day mockers and scoffers, sin will be judged.
Here is the end of the matter: Romans 1:24-28
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness THROUGH THE LUSTS OF THEIR OWN HEARTS, to dishonor their bodies between themselves: who CHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD INTO A LIE, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause (reason) GOD GAVE THEM UP unto vile affections: for even the women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in THEIR LUST ONE TOWARD ANOTHER; MEN WITH MEN working that which is unseemly (shameful), and receiving in themselves the recompense (penalty) of their error which was meet (due), and even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO A REPROBATED MIND, to do those things which are not convenient.”
Irreversibly brain-damaged, minds blinded by Satan, never stopping to take stock, mocking and overriding the word of God.
“Speaking lies in hypocrisy: HAVING THEIR CONSCIENCE SEARED WITH A HOT IRON.”  1 Timothy 4:2
Feeding the flesh until it consumes the brain leading to complete brain death.

A Holy God growing very tired of your refusal to listen, removing his hand  from your life, and turning you over to that sin you so love.
Ephesians 4:17-19: ” This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth WALK NOT as other gentiles walk, IN THE VANITY OF THEIR OWN MIND, HAVING THEIR UNDERSTANDING DARKENED, BEING ALIENATED FROM THE LIFE OF GOD, through the ignorance that is in them, BECAUSE OF THE BLINDNESS OF THEIR HEART: WHO IS PAST FEELING have GIVEN THEMSELVES OVER to lasciviousness, TO WORK ALL UNCLEANNESS WITH GREEDINESS.”

There you have it, from the heart to the body, to the total destruction of the soul. Never believe the lies and filth of this world, because those that keep insisting that is acceptable behavior to God, when he says with his word that it is not, well the day is fast approaching that they will also stand before him in judgment and answer for these deceptions and it is not going to be very pretty.
What God designed to be holy is now passed from person to person spreading a disease far worse than AIDS, an incurable disease of the soul, UNHOLY CONSECRATION.

More in this series:         “Sin”trifugal Force part 1

Part 2 “Not to rain in the parade…”

And the greatest news!  “Whiter than snow”
Original Post Date: 11/21/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina Brown Johnson 2015

“SIN”TRIFUGAL FORCE / PART 2/ NOT TO RAIN ON THE PARADE, BUT…

As we continue to deal with the “sin”trifugal force that has taken over our country, ruined marriages, destroyed families not to mention individual lives. I want to be crystal clear about a little something.
It is a near impossibility to teach or speak against sexual sin without being accused of being a prude, fogey or my favorite, HOMOPHOBIC.
I can assure everyone that I am none of the above. I did not grow up in church, I was saved from about as far as you can go in the “world” and make it back out. I harbor no ill will or prejudice against anyone based on their sexual preferences.
There is the point, it should not EVEN have to be debated, I am still waiting for someone to tell me it’s okay to preach that people CAN steal or kill, or break any of the other commandments and STILL make to heaven, yeah, then the feathers would ruffle wouldn’t they?
If people want to live these lives that is their choice. But to drag Christ into it and twist his word and his love and the allowances it makes in our lives , well that’s another thing and that provokes the right to defend true Christianity.
Sex, once upon a time it would have been considered a disgrace to even discuss such things outside the marriage and thanks to the sex kittens of the fifties, the musical invasion and free love of the sixties, the anything goes attitude of the seventies, giving birth to movies like “Pretty Woman” and “American Gigolo” famous for romanticizing prostitution in the eighties.

Masters and Johnson, Dr. Ruth, Jerry Springer and a host of others building financial empires from the publicized smut and degradation of others, that would for a mere moment of perceived fame would sell their souls to the devil himself.
The nineties bearing the harvest of those twisted seeds, springing up in the teen generation in the form of “friends with benefits’ and being advised by Sex Ed teachers to try everything and anything until they discover their sexual identity.

Entire television shows dedicated to paternity testing to determine after countless tests who really fathered the babies of seemingly bewildered mothers.
Whatever happened to the good ol’ warnings about AIDS and STD’s that once graced the late night television airwaves? They have now been replaced by infomercials for the sex industry and condom ad’s, be safe you never know what you might catch?!!
As everyone stood blindly by, Satan infiltrated our culture until it is spoon fed this filth day and night, never taking a pause.
We are in a completely demoralized state in this country, where nothing, nothing is sacred. If we do not stand up now when it has spiraled so far down, please tell me what it will be for the next generation?
To God, SIN IS SIN. Point blank.

There is no difference between having an affair with a married person than having a homosexual relationship and no difference between either of those and premarital relations.

We may see it differently but He is just, this is sin and if not repented of, it will absolutely get you a one way ticket to hell.
Jesus even upped the Ante with this statement from Matthew 5:27-29: “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh upon a woman in lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee (causes you to sin) pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that the whole body should be cast into hell.”

That also applies to the ladies, male or female, it is what it is and he says what he means and means what he says.
SIN TAKES RESIDENCE IN THE HEART and he searches the heart, if we know something is a temptation for us, it is our responsibility to stay away from that, to cast it away, the strength of that word meaning to throw it as far away from you as possible.

Don’t hang after it or watch it dance on Friday nights!
You, yourself must fight, but if you pray he will help you do it. God knows we are tempted in this world, just as Lot vexed (troubled) his own soul by choosing to live in Sodom. Just being exposed to THEIR SIN, AFFECTED HIS SOUL, we must stay on guard.
There is NO SHAME in going to him in prayer, he will never embarrass you and he will help you but you have to be honest with him and then stay away from it.
So, maybe you have a friend or know someone who really, really believes that they are in love with a person of the same sex, I am so sorry, but it can’t be done.
It is the same argument heterosexuals use to justify divorcing a spouse they’ve been married to for thirty years and shacking up with someone else.

“The heart is DECEITFUL above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9

We are taught to follow our hearts, it is often said “The heart wants what the heart wants” it would be better stated like this “The flesh wants what the flesh wants”  and it has nothing to do with love.
That is why God tells us his plan is one male, one female, joined AS ONE, as for the often questioned multiple wives of the Old Testament, Well like everything else, this was man’s doing, one guy named Lamech started this,(Genesis 4:19) all it takes is one bad apple, after he did it, everyone wanted multiple wives and yet women could only have one husband!
This was NEVER GOD’S PLAN!
Sometimes we have feelings that are mistaken for love , when actually it is a displaced need for acceptance and trying to fill a void in our souls, just as with promiscuity, a need to feel like we belong and often our identities are tied to our sexuality, that being said, if a parade is needed to prove self worth than how great is the feeling of worthlessness inside?
God and God alone fills those voids.

Matthew 22:29,30:
The Sadducees tried to hassle Jesus about whose wife a woman would be in the afterlife, had she been married to and widowed of seven brothers, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, NOR the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God.”
No males, no females and certainly no flesh. No matter who says this is not sin, please don’t listen to them, anyone who says they have no sin is a liar and this is the Bibles final word on the subject.
“I wrote unto you in an epistle to NOT keep company with fornicators (sexually immoral people).
“Yet not altogether (not just them) with the fornicators of THIS WORLD, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
But now I have written unto you NOT TO KEEP COMPANY, if any man THAT IS CALLED A BROTHER BE A FORNICATOR, OR COVETOUS, OR AN IDOLATER, OR A RAILER, OR A DRUNKARD, OR AN EXTORTIONER, WITH SUCH A ONE NO NOT TO EAT.”   1 Corinthians 5:9-11

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God? BE NOT DECEIVED: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate,nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”     1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Sin is sin, this is why he doubled assured this list and put it all on here, one sin is no different from the other.
No big sin, no little sin but no sin will get into heaven.
NOW THE GOOD, GOOD NEWS!
“And such we some of you: BUT ye are washed, BUT ye are sanctified, BUT ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the spirit of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11

Let the world go and live for the truth, share the true Gospel, we were all sinners and we know the saving grace of God.

To let others be deceived into believing they are saved without repentance and the covering of the blood is the most cruel, cruel thing we could ever do.
If we love them we will tell them the truth, because it is not about being kind or a wonderful person, it is simply the truth of God and I have shown you in the word of God, that HE SAID these things are sin, and there is no way around that.

“AND IF THE RIGHTEOUS SCARCELY (BARELY) BE   SAVED, WHERE SHALL THE SINNER AND THE UNGODLY APPEAR?” 1 Peter 4:18

06/26/2021 Authors note* The original post date is 11/14/2014 and oh my, how much farther we have fallen into this deception!

Now this is of course to be considered “hateful”, becaues it is now considered hateful to preach against sin, preaching that God ordained of old to SAVE mankind from their sins, but now those who sit smugly dressed behind their white clery collars promoting actions that the Bible states as absolute abominations to God, justifying also the slaughter of unborn babies, and yet they profess to speak on behalf of Christ, while deceiving people into falsely beliving that they will have eternal life, making themselves and their deceiftful actions an abomination, as scripture states, they twist the word into their own damanation.

Carefully read these words from Jude, 3-23 : “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort (strongly urge) you that you should earnestly contend (fight) for the faith which was once (once and for all) delivered unto the saints. 

For there are certain men (people) crept in unawares (unnoticed), who were before of old ordained to this condemation, UNGODLY men turning the GRACE of our Lord into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

 I will therefore put you in remembrance,though you once knew this, how the Lord having saved the people out of Eygpt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

And the angels which kept not their first estate (proper domain), but left their own habiation (rebelled against God), he hath reserved (has kept now) in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day.

Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner (the cities surrounding them sinned also having seen it in Sodom), GIVING THEMSELVES over to fornication (sexual immorality), and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengenance of eternal fire.

Likewise, also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst (dared) not bring against him railing accusation. but said, The Lord rebuke thee. (Michael did not accues the enemy, he left judgment and retribution up to the Lord)

But THESE speak evil of those things which they know NOT: but what they know naturally , as brute beasts, in those things they CORRUPT themselves.

Woe unto them!  for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward (LYING TO PEOPLE ABOUT SIN FOR MONEY AND PRESTIGE), and perished in the gainsaying of Coen (were destroyed because of their rebellion).

These ARE spots in your feats of charity, when they feast with you,  feeding themselves without fear (NO fear of the Lord or his judgment); clouds they are WITHOUT water (can give no REAL hope or help), carried about of the winds (Condoning anything and everything that is at the moment profit for them), trees whose fruit withereth, WITHOUT fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.

RAGING waves of the sea, foaming out of their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is RESERVED the blackness of darkness for ever. 

And Enoch also the seventh from Adam, propehesied of these. saying,Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, to execute jugdment upon all, and to convince (convict) all that are ungodly among them of their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all of their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him (speaking against the Lord and his commandments).

These ARE murmurers, complainers, walking after their OWN lusts, and their mouths speak great swelling words, HAVING men’s persons in admiration becaues of advantage (trying to impress those they can gain something from).

BUT beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of (by) the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should (would) be mockers in the last time (days), who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who seperate themselves, sensul (carnal), having NOT the Spirit.

But ye (you) beloved, building up yourselves in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.  And of some have compassion, making a difference (distinction). And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted (defiled) by the flesh.”

No one is required to serve Jesus, but those who do wish to serve him and have eternal life have to abide, as all who serve him, by his Word, and that Word will never change.

The passage above is about those who do twist his words and teach others that there is no need for repentance and “grace” covers everything, grace does cover BUT we have to become new and forgo our old ways and habits, that is the reason it is pointed out to us that even though God brought them out of Egypt there were also those who were destroyed because of their rebellion after they had been brought out of bondage.

We are also told why they continue to promote things they know to be wrong, they want money, admiration, and they want popularity, BUT they do not care at all for souls, I personally don’t think they even believe in the God they profess, since they have absolutely no fear of speaking contrary to his word.

What really kills me is that to look at this in context, people have the right to so as they choose but as a Christian you CAN NOT condone it as if it is okay with God, you are not helping them, the compassion spoken of above is that true compassion is praying for them to know the true God and the truth of his word, saving them from eternal destruction.

Anyone who is saved now truly thanks those who loved them enough to ask them to repent, if you find your friend lying on the floor with a needle in their arm your sure not going to say, “Way to go Buddy, express yourself, I am here for you!”

It is what it is and God’s children can not condone it and if you do you will be held accountable for that person, having an oppurtunity to witness to them in love, with the truth and choosing to go the way of the world.

More in this series: Part 1 ,and Part 3    

    “Whiter than snow”

Original Post Date: 11/14/2014. All rights reserved.

Rev. Nina Brown Johnson 2015 

“SIN”TRIFUGAL FORCE PART 1

Centrifugal force, the force which causes a rotating body to literally flee away from its center. At the moment the entire world is in severe state of “sin”trifugal  force, so sin laden, perverted and brain tripped that it is fleeing from the very center of the creator’s intents and purposes.
When the Pope, the leader of one of the world’s largest, most strict religious organizations announces that the church should find a place for gay families, then it’s “Hello, Houston, we have a bad, bad problem”.
Not getting into a Catholic thing with this either, because it has crept into almost all denominations across the board.
The number one question that I would love to ask is, what are they reading? I heard one lady, years ago try to argue this from the point that Jesus actually never said that, oh, but he did!
So let’s get into a couple of things and see what GOD in HIS word had to say about it and maybe one day get some blinders off people before it is too late.
The spirit that overflowed Sodom has permeated every aspect of our culture. we can’t even have a burger commercial without the buns being compared to women’s
bottoms, again feeding the beast that links the sexual degradation of women to the violence against them, not even salad dressings are safe, now we must have a dude getting his shirt caught and ripped off, laced with innuendos and it never stops.
Plumbing products, hair products, “nude” candy bars, ice cream, nothing is safe from being eroticized.                       

Retail giant who couldn’t resist using exotic male dancers  in their Christmas commercial in attempt to “jingle” up their sales profit  (happy to say, in my area they were out of business by the next year) elders in cereal advertisement raving it’s aphrodisiac effects.
The list could go on, and on, and on (much like the scroll of judgments against earth, written on both sides that go on and on, do we really need to question why?
Everything in our culture breaths sex, sex and more sex and the first topic  we will deal with is pornography and the link of what goes in the eye and the damaging effects on the soul.
Once it is there, it is there. Not only is this a “world” issue many, many Christians struggle against it.
The false teachers and false prophets now on their mission to convince everyone that God is okay with all this because we are “sexual” beings and it truth, we most certainly are NOT.
We are spiritual beings, God having placed those desires in us for reproduction. Period.
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: Genesis 1:28
His idea for a beautiful, pure relationship that he has blessed to be enjoyed between a male and a female.
The attraction he allows to blossom in that relationship is not carnal, it is for reproduction.
I think we can safely determine the rating of its true importance based on the fact that there are times that he has required a period of abstinence by his people, to further purify them.
This was his command for Moses to relay to the Hebrews during their three-day sanctification period, before His ascending Mount Sinai, “And he said unto the people, Be ready against (for) the third day: Come not at (near to) your wives.” Exodus 19:15, referenced in 1 Corinthians 7:5.
So if He requires times of purification of his children, how does he feel about those acts that are absolute abominations to him according to his word?
I am really not comfortable putting the details here, so you look them up, the original pornography can be found  in Ezekiel 23, it describes the “portraits” that adorned their walls with shocking detail. It also details His absolute disgust at all of it.
The chapter is set up as countries, but it applies to the people in those countries.
Ezekiel 23 deals heavily with this subject and how they wallowed in the sexual sin, that they knew he detested, then acted as if it were perfectly acceptable. He then goes on to pronounce judgment upon judgment against them.
The biggest battle we face in bringing in the last day harvest is undoing all the damage false preachers and teachers have caused  so many.
Not one scripture in the Bible will tell you that it is okay to act like a group of wild animals and sleep with everyone  you meet and that somehow God is still going to pat you on the back and say “Well Done, Enter in”. Not gonna happen!
Does no one remember when Moses came down from the mountain and they had made the golden calf and were worshiping it by having a big drunken, pagan orgy?
God was furious! How can these malicious self-proclaimed
“ministers” tell them this is okay? Why not go ahead and tell them to break all the other commandments too, why not steal a couple of grand, why not kill a few people? According to them, God doesn’t punish it anyway, he is their god of gumdrops and lollipops,  the god of their imagination.
But there is a real God and he is growing very tired of  his name being polluted by them, and just as Moses broke those tablets,  God is getting ready to break these false teachers.
Anyone who says you can go to heaven unrepentant is a liar and the puppet of Satan and I don’t care who they are or what signet ring they wear or what their degrees are in.
Tetzel couldn’t even make it in this market! Obviously nothing is a sin, so what could you possibly go to hell for?
“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: But God shall destroy it and them. NOW THE BODY IS NOT FOR FORNICATION (SEX), BUT FOR THE LORD; AND THE LORD FOR THE BODY.” 1 Corinthians 6:13,15
“Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, AND MAKE THEM  TO THE MEMBERS OF A HARLOT? GOD FORBID.
It does not matter to God. SIN IS SIN. Whether it is committing lust through viewing pornography, or movies that may as well be, having a relationship outside of marriage ( the love stuff’s not going to get it as an excuse with him either) or homosexuality, or an extra marital affair. He does not care what your excuse is, to him, IT IS ALL FLESH, IT IS SIN AND IT MUST BE REPENTED OF.
As the body driven by the sin force speeds farther and farther away from the will of God, now having managed to corrupt even some who once believed and served God, they are now being driven deeper and deeper into damnation.
Guard your mind, guard your heart and never buy the lies of this world.

If you would like to read more in this series: “Not to rain on the parade”  and “Brain Damage” and Whiter than snow

REVISTED 06/25/2021 People may change, “times” may change, God and His Word will never change.
Original Post Date:11/07/2014 (FOWC/Avenue). All rights reserved. Rev. Nina Brown Johnson 2015

DEMONS, THE DEVIL, AND THE DECEIVED / PART3/ “MAKING RESERVATIONS FOR HELL”

The deceived, the souls who have bought into the lies of Satan, those who have chosen to forsake a Holy God and follow a fallen angel, accepting his damnable belief that they will all be going to a sin ridden party in hell, to continue to wallow in all the filth they wallow in on this earth.
Yes, there is a growing number who really, really believe this. There are also those who choose to believe in heaven but not hell. Those whose choose to believe the lies spoon fed to them but those that title themselves “ministers” who not only do not know the Lord but are a disgrace and abomination in using his holy name, who convince them that yes, they can wallow in their sins,never repent but yet one day walk with the Lord. Oh my how special and convenient for them!
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. He or His word do not change for anyone.
Again, the music, all genres having lyrics touting the fact that heaven is a bore and hell is where it’s at and they laugh and they laugh. Like the pagan rituals that mock death. So deceived that the correct party song for this bunch should be “Hi ho, Hi ho, it’s off to hell I go”!
“BECAUSE YE HAVE SAID, WE HAVE MADE A COVENANT WITH DEATH, AND WITH HELL WE ARE IN AGREEMENT; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies or refuge, and under falsehood we have hid ourselves. Judgment I will lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and hail shall sweep away your refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. AND YOUR COVENANT WITH DEATH SHALL BE DISANNULLED, AND YOUR AGREEMENT WITH HELL SHALL NOT STAND when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. For the time it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: AND IT SHALL BE A VEXATION (TERROR) JUST TO READ THE REPORT.”
Isaiah 28:15, 17-19
That’s God’s thought on the subject! Their reservations for their perceived notion of hell will be suddenly cancelled and his wrath and holy anger will be poured out with such fury that, as we know, they will beg rocks to fall on them to hide them from his face, they who laughed at death, will now beg for it only to have it flee from them, so abominable that even that even death will say to them, I will not save you!
Soon to be cast into a literal lake of fire to burn forever, alongside their now helpless master, to be fed with the sorrow that they were so quick to feed others on his behalf.
I think these are in the worst condition of all, because even those who have served devils and worshiped Satan have been wise enough to repent.
Acts 19:18-20 “And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds MANY OF THEM WHO ALSO WHICH USED CURIOUS ARTS (WITCHCRAFT) BROUGHT THEIR BOOKS TOGETHER, AND BURNED THEM BEFORE ALL MEN: AND THEY COUNTED THE PRICE OF THEM, AND FOUND IT TO BE FIFTY PIECES OF SILVER. SO MIGHTLY GREW THE WORD OF GOD AND PREVAILED.”
Those who do not believe are already condemned, but these people do believe, they simply do not care, they are so blind that they really do not care if they go to hell.
Who are they? “Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: But what they know naturally, as brute beasts, IN THOSE THINGS THEY CORRUPT THEMSELVES. Raging waves of the sea, foaming out of their own shame; wandering stars, TO WHOM IS RESERVED THE BLACKNESS OF DARKNESS FOREVER.” Jude 8:10,13
Now for the saddest scripture in the Bible, this is even after they know he is real, he is bringing wrath on earth, this is their response. Revelation 9:20,21
“And the rest of the men (humans) which were not killed by these plagues YET REPENTED NOT of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and stone and of wood: which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk: NEITHER REPENTED THEY OF THEIR MURDERS, NOR OF THEIR SORCERIES, NOR OF THEIR FORNICATION, NOR OF THEIR THEFTS.”
Most of us know people like this and they can be very frustrating to deal with. I have people in my family who have been messed up with witchcraft and those who profess to be atheists, I understand.
My flesh often wants to say, “Well when seventy-five pound hail stones starts hitting the ground, you will hit your knees!” But God does not want that, he wants his word to be peaceful and easily absorbed.
Try not to get angry with them, keep praying that their eyes will be opened. Keep planting seed, God’s word will not come back void, he uses one to plant, another to water and he gives the increase.
Paul, who as Saul hated Christians had his eyes opened by the Lord and went on the be the greatest Apostle of the Lord and wrote most of the New Testament. all things are possible with God, so never give up on them!
Finally, Revelation 21:7,8 “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful (cowardly), and the unbelieving, and the abominable, and the murderers,
and whoremongers (sexually immoral) and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH.”
“Hell is RESERVED for the devils and his angels” it is so sad that so many are making reservations to be there with them.

More in this series, please check out: Demons, Devil, & Deceived #1 Fallen       Demons, Devil, & Deceived #3 Hell
Original Post Date:10/17/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

DEMONS, THE DEVIL, AND THE DECEIVED / PART3/ "MAKING RESERVATIONS FOR HELL"

The deceived, the souls who have bought into the lies of Satan, those who have chosen to forsake a Holy God and follow a fallen angel, accepting his damnable belief that they will all be going to a sin ridden party in hell, to continue to wallow in all the filth they wallow in on this earth.
Yes, there is a growing number who really, really believe this. There are also those who choose to believe in heaven but not hell. Those whose choose to believe the lies spoon fed to them but those that title themselves “ministers” who not only do not know the Lord but are a disgrace and abomination in using his holy name, who convince them that yes, they can wallow in their sins, never repent but yet one day walk with the Lord. Oh my how special and convenient for them!
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. He does not change nor does his word… for anyone.
Again, the music, all genres having lyrics touting the fact that heaven is a bore and hell is where it’s at and they laugh and they laugh. Like the pagan rituals that mock death.

So deceived that the correct party song for this bunch should be “Hi ho, Hi ho, it’s off to hell I go”!
Isaiah 28:15, 17-19: “BECAUSE YE HAVE SAID, WE HAVE MADE A COVENANT WITH DEATH, AND WITH HELL WE ARE IN AGREEMENT; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies or refuge, and under falsehood we have hid ourselves.

Judgment I will lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and hail shall sweep away your refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. AND YOUR COVENANT WITH DEATH SHALL BE DISANNULLED, AND YOUR AGREEMENT WITH HELL SHALL NOT STAND when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

For the time it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: AND IT SHALL BE A VEXATION (TERROR) JUST TO READ THE REPORT.”

That’s God’s thought on the subject!

Their reservations for their perceived notion of hell will be suddenly cancelled and his wrath and holy anger will be poured out with such fury that, as we know, they will beg rocks to fall on them to hide them from his face, they who laughed at death, will now beg for it only to have it flee from them, so abominable that even that even death will say to them, “I will not save you!”
Soon to be cast into a literal lake of fire to burn forever, alongside their now helpless master, to be fed with the sorrow that they were so quick to feed others on his behalf.
I think these are in the worst condition of all, because even those who have served devils and worshiped Satan have been wise enough to repent.
Acts 19:18-20 “And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds MANY OF THEM WHO ALSO WHICH USED CURIOUS ARTS (WITCHCRAFT) BROUGHT THEIR BOOKS TOGETHER, AND BURNED THEM BEFORE ALL MEN: AND THEY COUNTED THE PRICE OF THEM, AND FOUND IT TO BE FIFTY PIECES OF SILVER. SO MIGHTLY GREW THE WORD OF GOD AND PREVAILED.”
Those who do not believe are already condemned, but these people do believe, they simply do not care, they are so blind that they really do not care if they go to hell.
Who are they?  Jude 8:10,13:”Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: But what they know naturally, as brute beasts, IN THOSE THINGS THEY CORRUPT THEMSELVES. Raging waves of the sea, foaming out of their own shame; wandering stars, TO WHOM IS RESERVED THE BLACKNESS OF DARKNESS FOREVER.” 
Now for the saddest scripture in the Bible, this is even after they know he is real, he is bringing wrath on earth, this is their response. 
Revelation 9:20,21:”And the rest of the men (humans) which were not killed by these plagues YET REPENTED NOT of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and stone and of wood: which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk: NEITHER REPENTED THEY OF THEIR MURDERS, NOR OF THEIR SORCERIES, NOR OF THEIR FORNICATION, NOR OF THEIR THEFTS.”
Most of us know people like this and they can be very frustrating to deal with. I have people in my family who have been messed up with witchcraft and those who profess to be atheists, I do understand.
My flesh often wants to say, “Well when seventy-five pound hail stones starts hitting the ground, you will hit your knees!” But God does not want that, he wants his word to be peaceful and easily absorbed.
Try not to get angry with them, keep praying that their eyes will be opened. Keep planting seed, God’s word will not come back void, he uses one to plant, another to water and he gives the increase.
Paul, who as Saul hated Christians had his eyes opened by the Lord and went on the be the greatest Apostle of the Lord and wrote most of the New Testament. all things are possible with God, so never give up on them!
Finally, Revelation 21:7,8 “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

But the fearful (cowardly), and the unbelieving, and the abominable, and the murderers, and whoremongers (sexually immoral) and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH”
“Hell is RESERVED for the devils and his angels” it is so sad that so many are making reservations to be there with them.

More in this series, please check out: Demons, Devil, & Deceived #1 Fallen       Demons, Devil, & Deceived #3 Hell
Original Post Date:10/17/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015

DEMONS, THE DEVIL, AND THE DECEIVED PART 2/ THE DEVIL

“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and all ye that dwell in them, WOE UNTO THE INHABITERS OF THE EARTH AND OF THE SEA! FOR THE DEVIL IS COME DOWN UNTO YOU, HAVING GREAT WRATH, BECAUSE HE KNOWETH HE HATH BUT A SHORT TIME.” Revelation 12:12
The Devil, as some call him, old slew foot or his original name Lucifer.
Most today even deny his existence, he likes it that way, funny thing for someone who does not exist to have a translation of his name into every known language on earth.
To fight your enemy, you must understand your enemy.
So who is he really? He started out as God’ s right hand angel, one of the three majors, Michael the warrior, who fights alongside the Lord. Gabriel the messenger, and Lucifer the most beautiful of all God’s creations. He was the divine Praise and worship leader of the angelic host of heaven. He was a “covering cherubim” a protector.
He is a very real and powerful being in the universe and fortunately for us, what power he has is NO match for God who hold ALL power.
He wasn’t content with his star’s place in the heavens, filled with jealousy and desiring that his great beauty be worshipped above the Most high he chose to rebel.
 For a peek into his warped thinking, Isaiah 14: 13,14  “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of the God: I will set upon the great congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.”
Upon the loss of his heavenly position, his gift of praise now became perverted, bringing his music upon the earth, deplorable lyrics of sex, violence and often disrespect and outright bashing against God. Music so powerful that it becomes ingrained into your mind so that at any whim it may be placed on repeat, to be heard over and over inside your head, to drag you back to whatever state you were in when you first heard that particular tune and bringing all the emotional attachments from that period in life with it.
I have often wondered the number of the souls that were lost to hell during the disco craze of rampant sexual lyrics, flashing lights, one night stands and cocaine use.
His fall brought the perversion of his job as a covering, protecting, cherubim and now the innocenct would become his target. He is personally responsible for every abused elder, every tortured animal and every raped and sadistically tormented child.
The saints will judge the fallen angels and I for one will rejoice when he is banished to the only place that he can be held.
I think Toby Mac had the right idea with the song, “Hey, Devil” the only way to deal with him is to hide under the wings of God and when he tries to send traps and temptations, tell him you don’t need his junk, to get it on down the road.
He is pure evil and so underestimated, I agree with the Amish, if at all possible, do not even say his name, don’t encourage him in any way, “never give him place” and “resist the devil and he will flee from you” is what the Bible teaches us about dealing with him. DON’T DEAL WITH HIM!
But never underestimate him and never fall for the trap that he is not real.
Remember he is not like God nor will he ever be. Jesus has all power in heaven and earth and is the only being who is omnipresent, only He can be in all places at all times.
The problem for many believers is that they don’t want to hear the word “demons” and most certainly not the word “devil” but if you are to see people freed, you can not fear him, fear only God.
I am not suggesting that you run out and take on the devil, (I have seen people who do want this but to me it “rushing in where wise men fear to tread”) But if the Lord is prompting you, never be afraid to pray down his strong holds, the power of the Holy Ghost can drive anything out of bodies or homes, but it has to be his spirit prompting and leading the prayer.
Here is HIS END, here are the words HE FEARS, this is HIS DEMISE.
Isaiah 14:9-12 “Hell from beneath is moved (excited about) for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak unto thee, Art thou become as weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols (his music) with thee; THE WORM (MAGGOTS) IS SPREAD UNDER THEE, AND THE WORMS COVER THEE.”
HOW ART THOU FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O LUCIFER, SON OF THE MORNING! HOW ART THOU CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND, WHICH DID WEAKEN THE NATIONS!
He will have no kingdom, he and his followers will be cast into the same hell, he will not be their leader, as stated above, he will be just as they.
Our God who holds all power in heaven and earth, the keys to death and hell, and will forever reign, he and he allow will reign supreme.
Original Post Date: 10/17/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015 Φλογιζω

Demons, Devil, & Deceived #1 FALLEN      Demons, Devil, & Deceived #3 HELL

DEMONS, THE DEVIL AND THE DECEIVED/ PART 1 FALLEN

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD: he was cast out INTO THE EARTH, AND HIS ANGELS WERE CAST OUT WITH HIM.” Revelation 12:7-9
Demons, the fallen angels, whom so many in this world are so much more than thrilled to run after,entire cult religions exist to give them praise.
Hollywood can’t produce movies fast enough to glorify them, and deceived people flock to watch, never realizing what is behind that door they open.
They are real. As real as we are, actually more so. They are eternal and have no internal conflicts as to who they are.
They are evil in its purest or should I say most impure form .
They have one agenda and one agenda only, to do the work of their master.
They have interacted with humans since they were kicked out of heaven. “There were giants (fallen ones) in the earth in those days; and ALSO AFTER THAT, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and THEY BARE CHILDREN TO THEM , the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4
This is a disturbing description of just how far Satan went to sow in his perverse seed. As Jesus told us the parable of the wheat and the tares that are allowed to grow together until separation during the great harvest.
These are the ancestors of Goliath and the giants, bearing a genetic oddity, (that I will not get into at the moment) being one of the markings of this people and the most prominent proof of their lineage being their immense cruelty.
The one who profess Satan also have what the consider sacred days, which falls dead on all hallows eve better known as Halloween. It’s roots go back to the sixteenth century,but we know how far it really goes, don’t we?
Rooted in all demonic superstitions and appeasement of demonic beings, right down to the god ol’ carved pumpkin, and if you knew what that involved you would want no part of it.
Bear all this in mind, physics, (THOSE WHO ARE POSSESSED WITH A SPIRIT OF DIVINATION, ( Acts 16: 16) notice that they are not “gifted”, THEY ARE POSSESSED BY A DEMONIC SPIRIT! So many think they can confess Christ and yet fool with this junk!
Horoscopes, card reading, palm reading, all the movies and all the music it is NOT entertainment!
Humans will follow blindly after anything they think will give them some sort of special knowledge. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GOOD WITCHCRAFT OR WHITE MAGIC! IT IS ALL EVIL AND ONES THAT KEEP MESSING WITH WILL FIND THAT OUT WHEN ONE DAY THEY LIFT UP THEIR EYES IN HELL!
It is all demonic and all the” secrets” they reveal to people about their late loved ones is demonic and lies.
The Bible never says these things are not real, but  that they come from Satan, and if you really believe you are dealing with anyone other than him YOU ARE DELUSIONAL AND HE KNOWS HE IS GOING TO HELL AND WANTS NOTHING MORE THAN TO TAKE YOU WITH HIM! Anyone that what’s to pretend that they are a minister of God and tell others these things are okay to do, I will tell you and be glad to tell them to their face they are an absolute liar, and the truth is not in them. Jesus said, they do the work of their Father the devil, and you now have been warned to not partake of the things.
“And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto him that hath familiar spirits (physic’s) and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD, IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM.” Isaiah 9:19-20
What he is saying here is simple, just because the world says it’s acceptable that does not mean we should. God wants us to seek him for our answers, not the dead. The are just that, they are dead and demons are responsible for any communication that is uttered on their behalf.
You are seeking advice and guidance from the very ones who are responsible for all murders, school shootings, lying, cheating, rampant sexual culture, all forms of abuse, self-destruction,and self-mutilation (cutting) can be traced back to the man referred to as Legion, who had been possessed by thousands of demons (Mark 5:5) They are responsible for it all!
We should never associate with or encourage any interaction with them, only Jesus and Jesus alone can defeat them. It is truly horrifying that groups of people go about supposedly ridding others homes of them, you can almost hear the devil laughing at just how deceived he has them.
The book of Acts tells us about a group of guys, who decided that since the disciples were casting out demons that to make a good show they would do it too. Bad idea getting ready to get a little worse. Acts 19:13,15,16 “Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists TOOK UPON them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus
whom Paul preacheth. And the EVIL SPIRIT ANSWERED AND SAID, JESUS I KNOW, PAUL I KNOW; BUT WHO ARE YE?
And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, AND PREVAILED against them, SO THAT THE FLED OUT OF THAT HOUSE NAKED AND WOUNDED.”
You cannot pray the name of whom you do not know. And even when we do know him, then it is nothing of us, it is the power of the Holy Ghost that removes them.
They were “Torn up from the floor up”. The late Pastor Wayne Scott pointed out years ago, while preaching for believers not to fear them, the good news in this story is that it did not possess them, so demons can’t just stop by and take over your soul. They have to have an entrance.
Certain people I believe have an ancestral background that promotes having problems with them, but the majority of it comes from opening doors, such as watching horror movies and dabbling in things that should be left alone, and even the influence of the wrong friends and relationships.
Be careful what you have in your home, keep only items that honor God, be careful of items that were owned by unpleasant people or you have no idea of their origin. Some would scoff at this but stolen accursed items caused trouble for all Israel until they were discovered and the camp was cleansed of them and the person responsible for bringing them in. The items had been forbidden by the Lord because they had belonged to pagans and when Achan stole them, they now became doubly cursed through the attachment of the sin of theft. (Joshua 7)
Translation, no matter how much you loved your late, great-uncle keeping his favorite goat headed, triple six tee-shirt as a keepsake is really not going to add to the spiritual harmony of your of your home.
Think of it this way, would you really want Charles Manson’s prized possession blue jeans hanging the back of your closet?
Spiritually it does matter, when believers prayer over prayer cloths, the faith, love goodness of God’s anointing is transferred into that tiny little piece of fabric, you do not want the opposite of that anywhere near you!
Please remember, there are very few ministers even gifted in the area of dealing with the demonic and once those doors are open the outcome will truly be horrific. Refrain from the acknowledgement of the occult or any of its practices, no matter how insignificant it may seem.
In the spirit world, nothing is minor. It all has power, and that power either belongs to God or to Satan. There is no middle ground and humans are powerless against either.
We are protected only by the indwelling of the Holy spirit and his shield over us. Which does not guarantee immunity but they can never overtake us.
So “give no place to the devil” and the best news of all, “thou believest in one God; Thou doest well: THE DEVILS ALSO BELIEVE, AND TREMBLE” James 2:19
Original post date:10/10/2014.      Φλογιζω/  All rights reserved. Reverend Nina BrownJohnson 2015

Series posts: Demons, Devil,& Deceived part 2    Part 3 Reservations for hell

COUNTING WRONG

My favorite all time quote is from Ronald Reagan in response to Muammar Qaddafi’s far out plans of taking on America, “He counted on America to be passive and he counted wrong”.

This was inadvertently brought back to mind last night. It is par for the course over the last few weeks and it seemed perfect for today’s topic.
The enemy, and sometimes other people seem to believe they can put you in, what is their perception of your place, and you will passively stay there but just as Libya soon learned the meaning of those infamous words, there are times that we have to stand up for ourselves or be trampled into the ground.
To be honest my first day out in this new adventure I almost gave up. I had the awesome privilege of receiving enough, how shall we say, unwanted drama through social media that I seriously questioned whether the good would outweigh the bad.

These were the very waters I had tried to avoid having to tread because I knew I’d have to fight some battles that I would have preferred to sit out.
Bad on my part, that is why Satan throws stuff like this at us, he knows what buttons to push to shut us up, back us off, and set us down.
I truly thought once about deleting it all and trying another route, but you know what, God did not create me to be a coward, sure, as the old saying goes they can kill you but they can’t eat you!

Well, I actually guess they could but hopefully you would at least taste bad!!

God sent me wonderful encouragement through others with his word and uplifting thoughts they shared that were right on time.
Once God’s spirit started rising up in me and I grew a better backbone, I decided that I will not let anyone take from me what God gave.

 I can take the remarks about the pants, I can deal with the old school belief that if you wear make-up you’re a quote unquote Jezebel, I can deal with the boys only club of ministry society.

What I can’t deal with is anyone touching the anointing and that is where the fight will get bloody.

If you are battling oppression in any form today, I want to hopefully encourage us all with this list of people who stood up to not just THE ENEMY but to all those who wished to interfere with the preordained work of God.

The Pharaoh counted on taking Abraham’s wife for his harem, but when God himself appeared to this pagan in a dream letting him know assuredly that he was a good as dead because she belonged to another.

As he counted up the gifts he gave trying to gain favor as he sent them on their way, he realized when he had accessed just how easily he thought she could be obtained, he found out with the loss of his riches that he had counted wrong.

Joseph’s brothers counted on destroying him, but upon discovering his new identity as second in power over all of Egypt they learned they had counted wrong.

Pharaoh counted on killing off the Hebrew sons, but with God’s sovereign plan the one baby he missed, that would grow up in his own house would bring about Egypt’s downfall. When he counted babies, he counted wrong.

Pharaoh counted on continuing to enslave the Hebrews after being commanded  from God to free them, finally having been hit with nine plagues, he conceded that he may have counted wrong.

Pharaoh counted on the Red Sea to allow his armies passage, but he and his host all drown there, and for his last time he counted wrong.
Korah counted on overthrowing Moses. 

Then the ground opened up and swallowed all that pertained to him.  Guess he too counted wrong.

Balak counted on hiring Balaam to curse Israel. Only to discover his plan had been intercepted by a Holy God and now only blessing could be spoken, yep, counted wrong.

Balaam counting on getting by disobeying God, and beating a donkey, once his eyes had been opened to the angel who informed him that he would have gladly killed him, not even aware how close he came to death and he surely regretted that he counted wrong!

Depraved men counted on forcibly taking and sexually assaulting Lot’s angelic house guests, only to blinded through the door and the entire place destroyed from the face of the earth, they had counted wrong.

Philistines counted on enjoying their “Let’s torture Samson” party and invited thousands of guests, Soon they would discover their careful calculations were only a bad misguess.
As party sayings go, he really brought the house down, counting on torturing God’s anointed for the fun of it, as God gave Samson the strength to cave the entire place down, as the laughter turned to horror as they were crushed to death.

Sisera, the enemy of Israel counted on a nice warm resting place when Jael took him in, had he lived through her nailing his head to the floor, well he would have known when he counted her as a friend, he counted wrong.

Goliath laughed hysterically at David’s small size counting on taking this boy down. God’s guided stone sending this beast to the ground and when his head came off, all of his army knew when they counted on destroying Israel that they counted wrong.

Absalom who counted on overthrowing his father, soon found himself suspended from a tree branch, caught by his beautiful hair. I’m sure before being ran through by the sword, he knew he counted wrong.

Nebuchadnezzar counted on torching the three Hebrew boys, once he saw not only were they fireproof but also not alone, to his horror he realized he counted wrong.

Haman counted on hanging Mordecai and killing all the Jews, after a chat between the King and Esther lead him to his gallows, those who had encouraged him in his plan knew they all had counted wrong.

Belshazzar counted on using vessels of the Lord as stemware  for his pagan party, his death warrant was soon written upon his wall,
that’s what happens when you count wrong and attempt to defile a vessel, any vessel that is consecrated unto God.

Darius’ overseers counted on ridding themselves of Daniel by turning him lion food, but once morning came and Daniel was still very much alive, they themselves were thrown in the den, these are men who counted wrong, once again.

Satan and the armies of hell counted on taking all power once they had Jesus dead, but to their surprise he tore down their stronghold taking the keys to their kingdom, all the sting of death, overcoming the grave by resurrecting from his death.

They counted on defeating him and there will never again be doubt of just how badly they counted and they counted wrong.We could go on for days, but I hope this encourages someone.

We do get discouraged, but when that happens give it to the Lord, let him raise up his spirit in you.
Think of it as spiritual wrestling, you may down but never let them make it to the three count.
You may be growing weak and losing strength fast and your enemies may think you’ve been counted out but with God as your Captain you can let them know really fast, if they really believe your out of the match and down for the count then obviously they have very badly counted wrong.

Φλογιζω/ All rights reserved. Reverend Nina BrownJohnson/ baresoulphlogizo 2015

Revisited 02/17/2021 Because sometimes people need to be reminded that is not who were are or who we fight or rather whom tried to fight against us, it is WHO we serve! So if you need a little encouragement today, I hope this will remind you of what you already know, everyone mentioned in the Bible were people, men and women, JUST LIKE US, different time period, different battles but still prone to fera, worry, and confusion but in all their trials God came shining through and if you serve him he will do the same for you. Φλογιζω

AND YOU ARE?

Don’t you just love it when you voice an opinion in mixed company only to have the person with the opposing view look at you and say in that smug tone laced with sarcasm and disgust at the mere thought that you could possibly question their obviously superior intelligence, and they say “And you are???
I for one love it! Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of exactly who we are in God.
Elijah the prophet of God, who was allowed to pray that it not rain, pray the rain would return and pray that fire would come down from heaven in the presence of his enemies.
Elijah started those prayers with this statement “If I be a man of God..” Paul, in his writings dubbed himself “The prisoner of the Lord”, James refers to himself as “Servant of Jesus Christ”, John the “Beloved”  and Mary who never gave herself a title but at his feet she knew exactly who she was and she fell absolutely, helplessly in love with him, a love born from being touched by love itself in the most pure form, a love so gentle, humble so powerful that it had restored her soul. She knew to be separated from Him would be a fate far worse than hell.
They and so many more throughout the Bible have a very common denominator, they knew who they were in God and never let anyone convince them otherwise.

Today we hear so many voices telling us what to think what to eat, what to buy, what we should wear, and who would should be, our minds can become so clouded that we don’t even know who were are and we become too quick to forget who were are in Him.
To achieve our purpose in these blessed last days God has chosen us to be born into, please give up a little you time, or TV time, just make a little time to get in that prayer closet, your personal secret place that is just and God, pray and fast, and remember this does not have to be food, you can fast anything.

Salvation and grace are completely free gifts, but to get in position for the last day outpouring of the spirit and great harvest of souls, and to allow him to stir the gifts and the calling he has placed in you, well it requires diligence on your part.
2 Thessalonians 2:3, tells of the great falling away of the church, we’ve been seeing that come to pass over the last few years.
It is a time to weed out those who serve one day a week or for some reason other than a relationship with Christ and they will fall away.

 Those who are willing to make any sacrifice necessary to see His Kingdom come will be those left standing, the approved of God .
The ones before us who held on, no matter what suffering, ridicule and persecution they had to endure. and when they fell they sought God to lift them up again.
David was human just as human as we are, yet he made tragic mistakes but he sought forgiveness.
God said David was a man after his own heart, I know the common thought on it, but I really take it as David sought the very heart of God, to know Him and be part of the very heart of God.
His praise was constant and he continually sought to have his heart searched, cleansed, restored and anything that may stand between them to be removed.
God wants to help us and there is nothing inside of us that He doesn’t already know. He is a supreme gentlemen, he will never embarrass you ,or tell the whole world all of your secrets. He wants us to bring everything to Him and  admit that we have problems so he can help us.
Everyone needs trusted prayer partners but you also need that one on one with God, seek purification, seek out the calling and gifts and seek confirmation of them at church.
We can feel lead in certain areas, but I tell you ,whatever area of ministry that stirs your heart is usually where your calling will be found BUT always study God’s word and if seems like a foreign language in the King James , get the New King James, it’s more easily understood, there several of versions of the Bible out there but I personally stop here, but no matter what you are called to do, you must have a good foundation of the word of God. It protects you from false doctrine especially when you are seeking.

“Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which is given thee by the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.” 1 Timothy 4:14

I feel this is another shortcoming of modern churches today, we are to seek these gifts because they are not for us, they are needed to accomplish the work in the Kingdom.

“Meditate upon these things, give thyself wholly unto them; thy   profiting may appear to all. TAKE HEED UNTO THYSELF, AND UNTO THE DOCTRINE; CONTINUE IN THEM: FOR IN DOING THIS THOU SHALT SAVE THYSELF AND ALL THAT HEAR THEE.” 1 Timothy 4:14,15

The time has come to seek and stir up those gifts of God, as he said if you will do these things you will see the lost saved.
And while seeking, the enemy will rear his head to attempt to discourage you, and he will ask “And you are?” 

Take your answer from Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:10 (a)”But by the grace of God I am what I am; and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain:..”

We are the generation chosen to seek His face, now it is up to us to believe that!


Original Post Date: 02/15/14  Φλογίζω/  All Rights Reserved.  Nina BrownJohnson/ 2015

 

TRIP JUNKIE

Trip junkies, thrill seekers who use physical danger to satisfy the psychological and emotional cravings that feed something so much deeper and much more darker.
Cravings so dark, so deadly and so primitive that they are as old as sin itself.
It comes in a variety of forms and varying degrees of severity. It can be found in the need to watch horror movies, gambling, drag racing, sky diving, seemingly minor things, but if you are the personality type that is prone to thrill seeking then it may make its way into darker, more dangerous places because with each trip taken, the thrill level is harder to reach.
It often equates not to circumstance or demonic forces, but simply to this, it’s not about reaching the destination, it’s all about the trip getting there and we are the ones who drive that spiritual vehicle.
Samson, Samson, Samson who should be the warning poster child for trip junkies worldwide. Even though his birth had been foretold to his parents from the mouth of an angel of God, he has been given super human strength as an extension of the very arm of God and in fact was created for one purpose to be, as I like to call, God’s handcrafted Philistine killing machine.
Despite the hand of God on him, all his strength and foretold prophecies he still could overcome his greatest enemy, HIMSELF.
Having an arrogant, self servicing, self-righteous personality coupled with his bad attitude and unrestrained lust, not just  with women either but in every area of his life.
Every thing he was told, rather commanded not do, he did, going to the dead lion to retrieve the honey, using the jaw bone as a weapon, being a Nazarite he was forbidden to go near anything dead, but for him the rewards of his desires far outweighed the sin of the matter.
And as sin goes, he fed it to others in the form of honey not telling where it had come from, because sin always drags others down with it.
He was the proverbial moth to the flame. He loved playing games and seeing just how far he could go before he lost. Even knowing present dangers he chose to ignore warning and brush it off, choosing to rest assured in his own arrogance.
“Pride goeth before a fall and a haughty spirit before destruction”.  The day came when the twisted game of “How may I kill you?”
that he had been playing with Delilah lost its thrill, his nerves finally shot from her constant badgering because this was the third time they had played this. Each time she asked for the secret to his strength, each time he would lie to her and wake up the next morning to find she had done to him exactly what he told her would defeat him.
So giving into yet another forbidden thing, he told her the truth of his great strength. I have yet to figure out if Samson just did not believe all he had been told or if he had grown so prideful that he really thought that he could lose his God-given abilities and still somehow defeat his enemies.
Trip junkie mentality . A game, played a little too often in our Christian walks, there is no “little” sin. We are born into sin, of sin, and by sin and there is no good thing in us until we accept Christ,
and even then we have to follow David’s example in being very diligent in seeking God, asking him to search our hearts and show us the things hidden in us that the enemy can so easily use against us.
1 Corinthians 10:13 teaches this,” Wherefore let him who thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”
want to know Samson’s deal? He never cared, he never tried, he never wanted help because he was so blind to the fact that he needed it!
He, like Paul had to be allowed to become physically blind so God could reveal to them their spiritual blindness.
Sometimes we are blind, blind to our flesh and our own trip junking
that we never realize that the road we are on leads straight into a place that we will one day wish to God we had never gone.
The hardest fight we will ever fight is not against Satan, demons, or all the forces of hell that Jesus fights for us. It is the fight within us, the flesh and the spirit that he has given freewill to. That is who we must fight against every day and learn to submit our flesh to the will of the Lord, because we can’t win that one without Him.
So if you’ve been feeling tempted or have something your having trouble letting go of, take it to the throne, he knows we have problems that is why he saved us!
Take it all to the cross, confide in a trusted prayer partner or request unspoken prayer.
He will help you, just as he helped Samson who once he realized his folly, repented and called upon the Lord, God answered, blessing the desire of his heart, allowing him in vengeance for his eyes to literally bring the house down on his enemies, killing more with his death than ever with his life.
Samson is my Bible favorite, so never feel alone, anything that you are struggling with you can be assured a fair share of your brethren have also, don’t beat yourself up, just let him help you. Rest assured in the world of trip junkies it truly takes one to know one. 

https://youtu.be/QASREBVDsLk
Check out “Slow Fade” by Casting Crowns shared from YOUTUBE, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Original Post Date: 08/22/2014

 Φλογίζω/All Rights Reserved.  Nina BrownJohnson/ baresoulphlogizo 2015

AMONG THE THORNS

“As the lily among the thorns, so is my love among the daughters” Song of Solomon 2:2
The beautiful spiritual garden of the Lord, filled with every plant and flower to be imagined and the plot he has chosen for you to grow in.

You have been created in the image of God, the enemy knows this and he knows the value of the true beauty which you possess. He despises it, so he plants his briers in your life to rip and shred that image until there is nothing left but bloody, twisted, painful wounds.

Thorns, the gnarled twisted vines that entangle us and who we believe ourselves to be.

Their razor-sharp points piercing our souls, preventing our movement in either direction for fear of their sharp sting. If left to grow they will completely take over our souls.

Proverbs 12:18(a): “There is that (one who) speaketh like the piercings of a sword.” 

We go through some pretty rough stuff in this life but often the real damage to us is not caused by physical sufferings but rather through words.

Words are so powerful, that is why Jesus is referred to as “THE WORD”, He spoke everything into existence and the enemy loves nothing more than to battle you with his own perverted, twisted, destructive words.

As the Bible states, those words stab our hearts, souls and spirit to a greater degree than any dagger ever might, because these cuts go straight to the heart.

“Four Eyes”,

“Dumb”,

“Stupid”,

“Wimp”,

“Fat”,

“Bone rack”,

“Flat chest”,

” Slut”,

“Idiot”,

“Cry Baby”,

“Should have never been born”,

“Never will amount to anything”.

Of course, they are always offered to us with the all too familiar, “YOUR…” which automatically red flags our minds which have been programmed to the values of this world and our social need to conform to default to self-blame.

It hurts just reading them doesn’t it?

These words are so powerful and carry so much force that even not being spewed hatefully at us, they still affect our emotions.

Words piercing our souls, and so many young men and women in our world today have listened to those words and the thorns that accompanied them are now strangling everything a Holy, loving Father has created them to be.

Society has set levels of supposed beauty and social conduct that are both impossible to achieve and disgraceful.
We have all been there at one point or another in life, maybe you are there now and the effects of these words can linger for life.

Self destruct mode takes over when those thorns have convinced us that rather than rid ourselves of them, that we must instead change ourselves to accommodate their presence.

IF we were prettier, more handsome, bigger busted, more muscular, slimmer, sexier, had better skin, whiter teeth, had more friends or could get that perfect date.
Maybe we could fit if… we drank more, tried the cool drugs, give our virtue away to everyone who asked, losing a little of our soul each time, joy, self-esteem and self-worth being strangled out, while depression, guilt and shame moves insidiously and comfortably into their spot.

Achieve one goal and a new one will be set because that score board is rigged and it forever changes to keep the players on the field right where the enemy wants them.

If it is so grand, why do so many celebrities commit suicide and die from drug overdoses?
Their souls have become so covered by thorns even all the money, fame and power can’ take the pain away, they are so miserable inside that they can no longer survive the torment of living.

These thorns manifest themselves in many, many ways the most common alcoholism, drug addictions, pornography and gambling addictions, cutting and eating disorders and host of self-destructive behaviors.

We, as Christians must get our heads out of fairy land and see what is really taking place in the lives of those Christ sent us to minister to and start acknowledging that these problems are very real and offer help to the untold number of teens and adults that suffer alone in silence, fearing that they will be farther ridiculed if their secrets are out.

We have to teach them that is okay to talk about these things and that there is help and most of all there is hope.
The realization has to come that THERE IS NO STANDARD!

We are fearfully and wonderfully  created, completely on purpose by someone who loves and does not make mistakes.

He wants us all to feel beautiful from the inside out and most of that our true value will be found in Him.

That we would understand that true beauty comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and personalities.

Just as roses, daisies and orchids are completely different and yet all equally as stunning.
His love is as the lily, the beautiful precious thing, completely surrounded by those thorns.
His love and His love alone is the only force that can cut all the thorns away and allow us to grow in that beautiful garden, being ourselves, just exactly who he intended us to be.

Hold on to God, give him all your pain and trust him because “HE IS THE ROSE OF SHARON AND THE LILY OF THE VALLEYS” and you are beautiful in Him!
Original Post Date:06/06/2014 

All rights reserved. Nina BrownJohnson/ baresoulphlogizo 2015

Part 1 ASHES

ASHES

Ashes, sometimes all that is all that is left of what once was your life all that was held precious and dear, all that is left of what once was and most importantly what will be never again. Maybe you feel that way today, maybe you have wounds that are so deep, wounds that are […]

Soldier Up!!!

Have you ever cried yourself to sleep? Your mind so exhausted and your heart so troubled and broken that you end up lulled into some sort of almost hypnotic state of sub consciousness?
Unlike our sleeping beauty from Song of Songs, there is another kind of sleep.
the sleep, I believe the Disciples suffered from, a sleep born from the repeated attacks waged against the soul of every believer.
The literal, Biblical “wearing out” of the saints.
Sometimes we do become shell-shocked warriors in the unseen battle between heaven and hell,
as we constantly war with the principalities of the air and their embodied counterparts on earth.
Elijah the Prophet, whom at his request God had sent fire down from heaven, even he became so discouraged that his soul desire was for God to just take him home.
John the Baptist, whose very life was to fulfill the prophecy that the Lord would send Elijah the Prophet before him, and John came in the spirit of Elijah.
Remember this is the man who was so spirit filled that he had leapt for joy in his mother’s womb. He was considered a wild man and he was never afraid to proclaim the kingdom of God. It never bothered him who may be offended by his preaching or just who would have to be told off. Jesus himself referred to John as the GREATEST prophet ever born.
Yet, even he, after being locked away by Herod started to hear that little voice of doubt whispered by the enemy telling him that just maybe, he had been wrong about everything.
But the Lord is always faithful. He sent Elijah an angel to comfort him.
To John he sent back his word that erased every doubt and fear the enemy had tried to place in him.
Jesus in his agony prayed three times that the cup might pass from him, his answer came as his sweat turned to drops of blood, signifying that he would indeed die, upon receiving his answer angels appeared to strengthen him for the horror that lie ahead.
So many today have suffered things so unbearable, ordeals so hard to fathom, that others can not even begin to understand.
Know this, if you have been through a season in life that has weakened you so much that you feel you can’t take another step or shed even one more tear, and you are so tired, tired of even trying to fight any longer.
You love the Lord and want to serve him but you are just so shell-shocked you can’t get out of that trench.
Want to give you some hope, no matter how alone you feel your not, I promise you there is a God that loves you and those tears are precious to him.
Just as he himself had to be strengthened to endure what he went through, he wants to strengthen you.
Even though this is technically a repost, I know this is for someone and whoever you are,  you know it too and I promise you he is there and as he promised he will never leave you or forsake you and the only reason you are standing even now is because he is holding you.
“There hath no temptation (trial)taken you but as such that is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but with the temptation will make a way of escape that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
Translating, it means as long as we are on this earth, various troubles, death, and heartache will come to us all but he will never let it be more than your soul can bear.
And with it all he will strengthen you and see you through.
Even when we feel like we can’t handle it, through his spirit he allows us to.
“Wherefore seeing that we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witness, let us lay aside EVERY WEIGHT and the sin which doth so easily best us, and RUN with patience the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
See, the weight of those heavy, heavy burdens the pain, the heartache, that we try to carry alone, if we are not careful and be sure to give those burdens to the Lord, they will unwittingly lead to sin. We have to lay down, at his feet, at the cross all those things we carry that make us unable to run that race. We have to lighten the load before we are able to even take that first step.
Paul a man well acquainted with suffering and persecution wrote this, ” For I reckon the sufferings of this world are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
“For our light affliction WHICH IS FOR A MOMENT worketh in us a far more exceeding and ETERNAL weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen TEMPORAL but the things which are not seen are ETERNAL.”
2 Corinthians 4:17,18
The things that trouble you will pass, the weight of those burdens will lift.
The burdens of this earth eventually lighten, they are temporary but holding onto your faith, keeping your eyes on the prize will one day produce an excellent weight (sheer amount) of glory eternally.
Don’t quit, Don’t give up and above all NEVER SURRENDER.
Let me leave you with Matthew 11:28 the words of our beautiful Lord, who is your ever-present him in the time of trouble.
“COME UNTO ME, ALL YE THAT LABOR AND ARE HEAVY LADEN AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.”
Please take these words, sharpen your spiritual sword and endure hardness as a good soldier and make your Captain proud! He’s counting on you!
 Original post date 11/30/2013 post

Φλογίζω / All rights reserved.  Nina BrownJohnson/ baresoulphlogizo 2015

PLEASE WAKE UP !!!

How many of us have tried to wake someone and finally in complete exasperation utter that all familiar phrase, “Would you PLEASE get up?!!” The Beloved written about in Song of Solomon surely must understand this.

 ” I sleep, but my heart waketh: It is the voice of my beloved that knocketh saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew and my locks with the drops of the night.”

” I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile(dirty) them? My beloved put his hand in the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him ( heart stirred with longing).

I rose up to open to my beloved: and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet-smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock. I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.” Song of Solomon 5:2-6

Ah, the most misunderstood book in the Bible. Most have difficulty reading it without misunderstanding it in the carnal mind and according to one Jewish tradition, men were required to be at least thirty years old and married and women were strictly forbidden to read it all.
It would seem that the American church suffers the same affliction as our lady in song of Songs.

Please do not take these remarks as attacks on any specific church, some of these attitudes and problems seem to creep into almost all churches at one point or another. That is why we must always stay on guard, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour..” 1 Peter 5:8

The church like our lady here, in comparison to what it was intended to be, having been built on diligence, fortitude, tenacity, and  above all the blood of  Christ, the prophets, and all the martyrs. The church also has become quite comfortable seeming to have forgotten where it came from and the astonishing  price that was paid for its continual existence.

Even though our lady is asleep, thankfully heart is still attentive to the voice of her one true love. He is standing outside a door that has been locked against his presence, beaten beyond recognition, the “dew” having fell during the tortures of the night he has just endured to take her punishment and to purchase a freedom she could have never been able to afford, even pleading with her to take note of the “drops of the night” his hair completed saturated by his precious blood, a result of the  excruciating  crown of thorns that encircled his head, each piercing thorn driving into his flesh, a crown he wore in torment to free her troubled mind, bringing all thoughts captive, buying her salvation, while ensuring that one day he would reign as her King.

All she can come up with as he pleads with her from behind that locked door, is excuses of why she can’t get up, why it would be such an inconvenience, a burden to get up and answer his call on her heart, her soul, and her life.
Her first reason being that she is quite comfortable, right where she is , tucked in the warmth of her cozy bed, her complacency of more value to her than the value of the love she has for him.

Her second reason is that her feet are clean, Oh, how can she possibly admit to maybe walking the wrong paths, imperfections, or heaven forbid, she admit any wrong doing or blatant sin?

There is no way that she is going to answer to him and let him see her without her coat, how can she stand humbly before him, bearing all that she is, her very soul, without the protection of her coat of self-righteousness? No, she simply can’t do it.

Thankfully the sound of his voice had stirred her heart, it was then that she remembered, she remembered all the shame, all the suffering, all the love and mercy that also poured out as the ground flowed red with his blood while his life was given in exchange for her.
She remembered that her precious coat of self-righteousness, had only be crafted from the filthy rags of her own righteousness and without being clothed in his righteousness, she was less than nothing.

She remembered that without him and the guidance of his hand to her every step, that those feet, that she so arrogantly believed to be clean would only lead her into temptation and swift destruction.

In the span of time it took for her to realize this, he was gone, but in his desire that one day the locked door between them would open, he left her the key. As the myrrh dripped from her hands, it let her finally see that the door could only be opened by the purification of her own heart, soul and spirit and by dying to her flesh, her desires, and humble herself completely to him, giving every single thing in her, both good and bad, over to him until they became one.

We are living in the midst of the most exciting time that has been or will ever be. The last day outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a harvest of souls to end it all.
But so many have grown comfortable or are just simply asleep, proclaiming Christianity while those in the world around us are lost, enslaved to drugs or alcohol or one of the many addictions that snare and trap.
Sometimes  we refuse to reach out because of the lifestyles of others, we can’t be seen talking to them or associating with what hypocritically we refer to as “that kind” of person, this comes from wrongly believing that we are so holy, and so good that we forget we were once in those shoes.

“Therefore let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep, sleep in the night (spiritual night on earth) and they that be drunken are drunken in the night, but let us who are of they day, be sober (minded), putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.” 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

As Jesus said in John 9:4: “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”

I  have often heard people say they believe in Jesus but they don’t accept him because they don’t want to be a hypocrite or they feel like they can’t change. I respect that to the utmost measure, but the good news that we can never change ourselves, he does that for us! All he requires is a reasonable service, no one is perfect, nor will we ever be on this earth. When the Bible uses the word “perfect” it means “blameless” doing the best we can and some days that may be not so good, this is why his mercy is renewed every, single day and when we make mistakes, we ask  for forgiveness, get up and go on! 

If you don’t want to be a hypocrite, that’s a good indication that you would never be anyway! But I am pleading with you as a servant of God, we are in the last days and if you have never committed to the Lord, Please, please, hear his voice, hear his invitation, before all hell breaks loose on this earth, and I promise you, it has already begun.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”  Revelation 3:20

Simply put just answer him! Let him come in! He doesn’t give a list of requirements there does he? Ask forgiveness for your sins and ask him to be Lord of your life and save you! End of story, your sins are washed completely away and he never brings them up again.

As we all will stand before the Lord and give account for the lives he has given us, the saddest excuse we will ever give for not completing the work he has entrusted us with is having to say “Lord, I just couldn’t get up.”

 

Φλογίζω /   Nina BrownJohnson/ baresoulphlogizo 2015 all rights reserved
Original post:11/21/2013 FOWC/THE AVENUE

Majesty

He, who created the heavens and the earth. He who created the stars and flung them out into the universe calling each by name.
One special star destined to one day lead the wise travelers to the manger in which he was laid.
He visited the earth, which he had held in his hand, walking the dust-covered roads as a mortal man.
Shining his marvelous light into even the darkest night.  His very name, being as an ointment poured forth caused mountains to fall, waves to roar and demons to flee.
When  soldiers came to arrest him, he answered, “I AM HE” his spoken identity so powerful that it sent them falling to the ground.
Nations destroyed by his hand, kings brought to their knees, the mighty of the earth brought to absolute nothingness.
He, who sent plagues, hail, blackness, and death upon all of Egypt for the sake of his chosen. Yet the maidens and virgins, love struck forever follow to proclaim him in all his glory as the majestic King.
His garment perfumed with aloes, cassia, and myrrh symbolic of his purity, healing, and humility and a beautiful heart of servitude.
Hannah and Mary exalting him with almost identical prayers, because in his mercy and grace he had made them to rejoice and he who is Holy had done unto them mighty things.
The voice that spoke into existence the universe, the heavens, the earth and seas and all that was, is or ever will be.
The voice that thunders in the heavens and sounds of many waters, that same voice in a still small way gave courage to the discouraged prophet, that same voice reassured a distraught father that his daughter was not dead but only asleep.
The voice that cried out to his father in the garden that the cup might pass from him, the voice that cried out from the cross it is finished, will one day proclaim that it is done.
“He (God) is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him and hath prospered? Which removeth the mountains, and they know it not; which overturned them in his anger. Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. Which commandeth the sun and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the seas.” Job 9:4-8
Commanding the waters and rivers to not overpass boundaries which he has set.
Commanding the wind and waves that they should cease, walking upon the sea he had created, stretching forth his hand to a frightened Peter, so he could lift him up yet again.
Those hands, that fashioned Adam from clay, that forms us in our mother’s womb, those hands forever reaching out as they as they touched and healed, opened blinded eyes, gave hearing to deaf ears, made the lame leap for joy and freed the prisoners of demonic forces on earth.
Then those beautiful outstretched hands were bound and brutally nailed to a cross.
The Feet that graced his gardens in Heaven and walked his palace floor, the feet Mary had washed with her tears and dried with her hair.
Those feet were then placed one atop the other and nailed completely through.
Those feet will soon one day stand atop Mt Olives, the mountains unable to bear the presence of their creator, will split helplessly into.
The breath, so powerful that at the creation of Adam, it held the ability to bring even dust to life. That breath gave itself over unto death on the cross because it was the price to be paid, that he might save us.
The angels of heaven proclaim his praise, the beasts around the throne never cease to cry “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and yet, he chose to call us friends.
John announced that he baptized with water but that a greater would come and baptize with fire and the Holy Ghost. Jesus himself, stating he had a baptism to be baptized with.
All the power of the universe manifesting at his resurrection, re-entering his dead body with enough force and heat to burn his image into the highly controversial shroud, which also bore the proof over one hundred lash wounds that had torn his flesh to shreds.
An image that no process  or technology  known to man, even to this day can reproduce.
John, trying to convey all the works he did after his resurrection before his ascension, finally conceded to this “And there are also many things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose the world itself could not contain the books which should be written. Amen.” John 21:25
As so beautifully written in Solomon, This is our beloved. Maybe that is why the angels keep it simple, “Praise Ye, Jehovah!”
The Lord himself stating “Ye are my witnesses saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen; that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he; before me there was no God formed; neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses saith the Lord, that I am God.” Isaiah 43:10-12
“To whom then will ye liken me or to whom shall I be equal? saith the Holy One” 
 Isaiah 40:25
“To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me that we may be like.”
Isaiah 46:5
So I, like all of those that came before me, am at a loss for words, there are truly not enough words in any language, or enough books in the entire world that could ever fully describe his beauty, his complexity, his mercy or his grace.
If I may echo his words, who could be compared? Bar none in his perfection, splendor, and majesty he truly stands absolutely alone.

 Φλογίζω  Original Post Date : May 03, 2014 FOWC/Avenue .All Rights Reserved N. Brown Johnson / Baresoulphlogizo 2015

REVISITED 02/17/2021 as we begin the Holy Days, May you be blessed in Him!