EAGLE/ PART 2 SONG OF HOPE

Teasing someone about them tripping out and I might just be trapped in a Stephen King novel when they mentioned last week that they were waiting to read the second part to “Eagle”.
Kinda confused, I replied, “There is no second part”.
“There needs to be and it needs to be about hope” they replied.
I soon saw the sheer comedy in this situation and was reminded of the psycho character from the novel “Misery” (in the best possible way) as she demanded the lead character to re-write his novel because he had killed off  the heroine and she was not having it!
“Eagle died and I DID NOT KILL EAGLE! that flag killed EAGLE” I protested.
There is no way to write him back into existence.
I cried when all those words flooded my soul. I cried when the ending came to me.
I cried when his last song came into my spirit.
 And I cried when I had to sit and write it.
NO ONE wanted Eagle to live more than I did but I could only write what I was to write.
Eagle IS about hope! He did not die in vain, nor was his death the ending.
Eagle IS symbolic of what is good, what is strong, what is brave.
He IS symbolic of FREEDOM that can never, ever be taken because it is freedom that lives inside.
It IS freedom that not even death can take away.
His death IS symbolic of even while living in a dying culture and the spiritual death of a nation that the true life, the true hope, and the true beliefs that nation was founded upon will NEVER DIE.
The HOPE of the freedom that he carried upon his wings is eternal.
The campfire and the light that shines from it CAN NEVER be extinguished.
The glimmering hope of that light, even in this dark night will still burn as the fire in the hearts of those who still believe burns.
The song that rang out through the darkened night that had come over the great nation, being sung in unison by countless voices proclaiming that HIS TRUTH, THE TRUTH OF GOD, the truth that our nation had been founded on, WOULD FOREVER march on!
I challenge everyone that, just try a note, “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,” and you will know, his truth does march on.
AND nothing, nothing will ever change that truth, not laws, not government, not agendas.
THAT IS OUR HOPE.
 Just as Israel of old had been scattered and peeled, still the remnant remained and prevailed.
We can not change what has been done BUT we can be the voice of hope and to share that hope during the time of darkness with others who feel that they are without hope.


“And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the Lord:
Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall (bitterness)
My soul still has them in remembrance, and it is humbled (bowed down) in me.


THIS I recall to my mind, THEREFORE HAVE I HOPE,
IT IS OF THE LORD’S MERCIES THAT WE ARE NOT CONSUMED, because his compassion fail not (never fail).
They are new every morning; GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS.
The Lord IS my portion, saith my soul; therefore WILL I HAVE HOPE IN HIM.
The Lord IS good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
It IS good that a man (human) should both HOPE and quietly wait ( patiently trust) FOR THE SALVATION OF THE LORD.”       Lamentations 3:18-26


THAT IS our hope and our faith and just as Abraham searched “for a city whose maker and builder is God” so do we.
In hopefulness we search out that which we do not see as faith leads us forward, marching on as that army.


ROMANS 8:24,25
“For we are saved by hope; but hope that is seen IS NOT hope: For what a man seeth , WHY DOES HE YET HOPE FOR IT?
But IF WE HOPE FOR THAT WHICH WE SEE NOT, THEN WE DO WITH PATIENCE WAIT FOR IT.”


As Eagle was that symbol and he embodied all the expectations, hopes, and dreams of those who chose him, we have also been chosen of God to carry on, even though his wings were broken in that terrible wind, tangled in that dreadful snare, we look with shock, horror, and discouragement at the condition of our world today but we are to realize that this is only the beginning as we are being taught to fly.
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard?
that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?
 THERE IS NO SEARCHING HIS UNDERSTANDING.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
BUT they that WAIT upon the Lord SHALL RENEW their strength; they shall mount up WITH WINGS AS EAGLES; they SHALL run, and not be weary; they SHALL walk, and not faint.” ISAIAH 40:28-31
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For the record, I don’t read horror novels, I had bought that as a gift for someone years ago and so I guess now, it’ll be okay to be stranded in a snowstorm! Thanks for the suggestion!









Double Vision 2/ The Final cry

“Cry aloud and spare not, lift up the voice like a trumpet,… instructs Isaiah 58:1 “Shall a trumpet be blown in the city and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? Surely the Lord God will do nothing but (unless) he revealeth his secrets unto his servants the prophets.”( Amos 3:6,7)
The coolest thing with Jesus is that he will never send down judgment without sending warnings, My favorite example of this is in Genesis 18, when He came down with two angels to see Abraham, his reason for this visit being the cry of the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah, “And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham this thing which I do;”( verse 17)
Abraham fearing for the life of his nephew, Lot who lived in Sodom began to “ bargain “with the Lord  going from “If they be fifty righteous” will you not destroy it  Abraham knowing what would be found there, kept lowering the number until finally down to ten and the Lord agreed if he could find ten righteous people he would not destroy it for their sakes and of course he could not, but he did spare Lot and his daughters because of Abraham intercession.
When you think about Jesus warning us that these days will be like the days of Noah, all the violence and Sodom, all the sexual sin, its pretty obvious that the kingdom of God is truly at hand. When these judgments start they will be unstoppable and these will be never before told prophecies, Just as John the Baptist came in the “spirit” of Elijah the prophet and prophesied straight from the Book of Isaiah, fulfilling what had been written by Malachi.
The book of judgment prophesied by Jeremiah read, bound to a stone and cast into the Euphrates for a future fulfillment against “MYSTERY BABYLON”.


The prophecies Daniel was given, sealed for future reference, Daniel 12:4,9,10) “(4) But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book ,even to the time of the end many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” (9) And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. (10) Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”


Daniel absolutely horrified by these visions, I believe more because of the state of the world and the depravity he saw even more troublesome to his mind than the wrath it would lead to. Ezekiel and the double-sided scroll covered with lamentations, and mourning and woe. If these judgments were  so numerous then, imagine the judgments soon to be handed down.
John the revelator instructed to   take the little book from the angel, which I believe contains more judgments, which is why it was bitter to his belly”.
  
Judgment upon judgment upon judgment  because Jesus Christ  is the same, yesterday and forever.
We all know the Bible has already been written so nothing can be added. 
 I suggest to you “double” visions from long ago will be shortly foretold.

Song of Solomon 7:9 “And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.”
“Prophets, the mouthpieces of the body of Christ, the best (new?) wine of the beloved, and we know when the Bible speaks of those that are asleep, it means dead. So this is a new proclamation of prophecies and judgment that were spoken  long ago.
Need a  little more , Revelation 10:7 “But in the days of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound the  mystery of God should be finished as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”


Psalm 62:11 “God hath spoken once, twice have I heard this that power belongeth to God. And yet    again, I say to anyone who reads this, as its stated in Revelation “hear what the spirit sayeth unto     the churches.”  Dig me?  
Nina BrownJohnson /εν Φλογίζω      FOWC 03/11/2014

Double Vision Part 1

I want to talk about a tricky subject, prophecy, 1 Corinthians 14:1,3) “Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.(3) But he that prophesieth speaketh  unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”

The hard thing with this is the reputation that some have given it. This is truly the churches lifeline, it is not for unbelievers, it is for us, to lead us, guide us, protect us and sometimes warn us.
I really can’t say much for fear of the Lord, but this is really for anyone who maybe hasn’t been “churched”.
When I got saved it was like “falling off a turnip truck” I did not know anything. And now more than ever we have to be very careful what we listen to.
God never changes and prophesy has to conform to his word and his Spirit bears witness with the truth. It is imperative that you really, really know who is touching you and what their relationship is with God. How “slick” is this stuff going to be?

Matthew 24:24 “ For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that If it were possible they shall deceive the very elect.
Now that is scary, A deception so great that if we weren’t protected from it, his very chosen would fall to it.
 I want to give some of my lessons from the battlefield insight to this, years ago I was seeking and seeking and this was right before my calling was confirmed, at that time I only went to the church I was baptized in and this was a really good church and one night this guy shows up and for some unknown reason they turn him loose, and he ended up showing up for services after that, he never took his eyes off me and made feel so uncomfortable that I thought several times about leaving, he even gave me a card in case I ever wanted him to lay hands on me, and I was thinking Buddy, you are not touching me, anyway he told me some things as I was trying to leave and that night I had a dream, about him and another person and they were putting all this fruit in my arms and I started looking at it and it was all fake, it looked beautiful, but when you looked closely, it was not real fruit.

So being afraid because we cannot ever speak against anything of God, I called our late Pastors wife and she told me that if something makes you feel that way that it is the Spirit letting you know that something is not quite right.
 So I stayed away from him and left it to God, one night I knew I was really close, they were praying for people and I kept waiting out  hoping he’d leave or something because I knew I really needed prayer, I finally made it up there and this same guy was coming over to me and about that time one of our preachers was behind me touched the back of my head and one word it was over. I took it as God got to me before he did. 
As it turned out NOONE knew this guy, and I have seen that in other churches and I’m always thinking, People you are turning them loose with your sheep, and I’ve seen churches tore apart.
After I started pondering all of this God let me find some examples of just how cautious we need to be.
Acts 16:16-19, tells us of a girl who had a spirit of divination and was used to make money by fortune telling, she followed Paul and Silas around proclaiming who they were. The striking thing with this is, what she was saying was TRUE, but Paul was GRIEVED IN HIS SPIRIT and he commanded the spirit to come out of her.
Another example is Numbers chapters 22-24:
More or less a sorcerer had been hired to curse Israel  and God intervened and forced these curses to be turned to pronounced blessings. Something to be said about what’s being spoke and prayed over us.
Why would God not just laugh and say “Go ahead, it won’t work anyway”. No he reversed it and had good spoken.
I do want to be careful again to say we must never say anything against anyone of God, I think maybe sometimes things are not right in a persons life or they get too excited or pray based on what they know, I don’t know.
All I know is be obedient to the spirit, always trust him even when you don’t understand, and sometimes God does have a word for us that may not be exactly what our flesh wants to hear, but he will come to what is his.
Now I’ve said all this to say this, Just as the magicians in the book of Exodus could imitate the plagues to a point, I think he was just kind playing with them letting think they were accomplishing something, So when he put “the smack down” on them it just hurt their egos that much more.
We know false prophets are here but I believe He is getting ready to rock the world with his real prophets! Next time.
Nina BrownJohnson /Φλογίζω-Αλληλουια/ FOWC/02/16/2014

The perfecting of the Saints

What has been and what shall be and the mirror image between the two.
                               

1 Corinthians 12:4-11:“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God that worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.(all) for to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit: To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit: To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy;to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another  the interpretation of tongues:
But all these worketh that one and selfsame  Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”
I believe the reason for multi gifts is due to others refusal to use them, like the parable of talents and God wants vessels that he can do whatever he wants through.
Ephesians 4:11,12: “And he gave some apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting (equipping)of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
 
Exactly that, the equipping of the church to do the work that is before us. The prayer of faith to ask for the impossible, the tongues and miracles to show proof to those who don’t believe, words of wisdom and knowledge and true prophecies that will reveal never uttered mysteries.
 
As He is the Bridegroom who saves his best wine for last and the wine symbolic of the holy spirit cannot be put into old vessels, I believe this wine will be so strong and so pure that just as it is written if these vessels were not made new it would completely destroy them. Consider it training on all your farm equipment before harvest, because otherwise we will not know what’s in the shed or how to even use it and lose all the crops. 
 
It would be nice to have time  to preach against sin and injustice and evils of the world. But to be honest I don’t think we have that kind of time, the world has grown so dark, that the sin of it is very close to reaching into heaven (Revelation 18:5)
This happened with Sodom when He came down to see if it was as he had heard, and Ezekiel chapters 8&9 when the very ones who were supposed to be his priests were having a pagan free for all in the temple, he wiped them out, just as he did Sodom, I have often wondered what would compel God to send down the end time judgment that goes so far beyond just killing them, but to the point that people will be begging rocks to fall on them, and the seek death and it flees from them.
I have spent many hours and countless tears studying this. It is the blood of the innocent that the earth has became so full of that it can no longer contain it. It is the children, those who have suffered unmercifully and their numbers growing higher each day, It is the abominations.                                          
Nina BrownJohnson/Φλογίζω-Αλληλουια
FOWC/ 02/15/2014

The Gateway

“Then said he unto them. Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth  forth out of his treasures things old and new.” Matthew 13:52.
 
Song of Solomon 7:13 “The mandrakes give a good smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee. O my beloved.”
  Treasures and fruits new and old, just how old? A revival of signs, wonders and miracles that have not been see since the days of the apostles, How new? A kind of the fire and oneness with God that has never been seen, remember he promises a new thing, and the earth will be filled with his glory. How will this happen? Psalm 102:17-22 “This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord(19)For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth;(20) To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;(21) To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;(22) When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms serve the Lord.”  Such as in Acts chapter 2, when the disciples and others on the day of Pentecost, in one mind one accord, suddenly the likeness of cloven tongues of fire sat upon each of them, being filled with the Holy Ghost , It was a game changer , then the miracles came, healings came, demons fled and thousands were saved. That is why we are encouraged to seek the old paths.
 This will be one agenda , an expectation and desire to see our God take his rightful place as King over Earth.
 How do we get there? “One thing have I desired of the Lord ,that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple”Psalm27:4
David also proclaimed that he set his face as a flint to know the Lord and have such a desire that nothing else would ever compare. Psalm24:3-9 “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?(4)He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul into vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.(5) He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.(6)This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah(7) Lift up your heads, O ye Gates; and be ye lifted up ,ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in.(8) Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle.(9) Lift up your heads , O ye gates; even lift the up ,ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
 Where is this place? Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation and thy gates Praise.”
Psalm84:4 “Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will still be praising thee. Selah.” You are that foretold generation and we have been blessed to be chosen to be invited to that place, and given the secret to the opening of those gates.
 What happens once those gates have been opened and his glory and his presence is revealed. “For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before the nations.” Isaiah 61:11.
Above all, Jesus tells us if he is lifted up he will draw all people to him, we lift him up by showing our love and the fullness of joy in him, enter into HIS courts with praise, I don’t think that necessarily means just church, it could also be his presence, when we lift him up this is the effect it will have on those who see, Psalm 45:15-17 “With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought(16) Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. (17) I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall people praise thee for ever and ever.”
Nina BrownJohnson///Φλογιζω/FOWC/ 02/04/2014

 

"Wanna Be"

Cute term, can be kinda offensive, but I promise I will prove why in the case we all should want to be “wannabes”!
The Church of Philadelphia, Revelation 3:7-13 is one of a kind. This church an universal symbol of love ,mercy,compassion, I believe is the one composed of all nations, all kindred, all tongues. So what do they have?
 Love as in “A new commandment I give unto you. That ye love one another as I have loved you, ye also love one another.“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one for another”                                             John 13:34&35,
Proverbs10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strife: but love covereth all sins.” Love “Beareth all things, beleiveth all things, hopes all things ,endureth all things” 1 Corinthians13:7 
 How about mercy?
“For he shall have judgment without mercy, that shewed no mercy: and mercy rejoiceth against  judgment.”                                                              James2:13 
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy”      Matthew 5:7.
 Compassion? Galatians6:1&2 “BRETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
All the things He is to us, His mercy that is renewed every morning, his banner of love over us serving notice on the Hell that we are his and his unfailing compassion that understands all we go through and cries with us. All that he is and all he wants us to be, not judge, jury and executioner, It is not his will that any shall perish.
Seven times we are told “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches”  Now “listen” closely….
“And to the angel (messenger) of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith HE THAT IS HOLY, HE THAT IS TRUE, HE THAT HATH THE KEY OF DAVID, HE THAT OPENETH, AND NO MAN SHUTTETH; AND SHUTTETH, AND NO MAN OPENETH;
I KNOW THY WORKS: BEHOLD I HAVE SET BEFORE THEE AN OPEN DOOR, AND NO MAN CAN SHUT IT FOR THOU HAST A LITTLE STRENGHT, AND HAST KEPT MY WORD, AND HAST KEPT MY NAME.
BECAUSE THOU HAST KEPT THE WORD OF MY PATIENCE (command to persevere) I ALSO WILL KEEP THE FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPATION (trial) WHICH SHALL COME UPON ALL THE WORLD TO TRY (test) THEM THAT DWELL UPON EARTH”    Revelation 3:7,8,10
My personal favorite,
Isaiah26:20&21 “Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: Hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” With promises like that we all should wanna be in this blessed number!
Nina BrownJohnson / εν Φλογιζω FOWC/ 02/11/2014

DIRTY MONEY

The book of Acts tells the story of Simon the sorcerer, who enjoyed the attention he had gained, and the name he had made for himself through the use of his witchery, but once he had witnessed the power of God displayed through the Apostles, he believed and was baptized and followed Philip, being amazed by the miracles the Lord was doing through the apostles. At this time the Holy Ghost had fell only upon to those that had been baptized in Jesus’ name, So the Apostles laid hands on people and prayed that they may receive the gift of Holy Ghost, Acts 8: 18-21 “And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money. Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.”
So if it is wrong to attempt to BUY the gift of the Holy Ghost, then how much more wrong is it to SELL the Gospel?
The sharing of the  Gospel has been given such a reputation by some that a lot people really believe that preachers just want their money. Huge, televangelist that sit in two hundred thousand dollar studios with immaculate decor, complete with golden chairs, while clad in several thousand dollar suits, pleading with every breath “Sow you gift of $1000.00 or more, right now!” You know, they really do  need it for their jets, fleets of luxury cars, and upkeep on their multi million dollar homes!
I really loved it when one had another big timer on his show begging for money because he needed a couple of million to replace what had been used to defend himself against the congressional inquisition into certain ministries finances.
Shortly before coming to Christ, God had put a friend in my life that walked with me through an ordeal that truly left me wishing I had never been put on this earth, she never judged me or gave me lectures on the consequence of sin, I was very aware of it, she faced it every day for months with me, never knowing what that day would bring, and she had faith, faith like a rock and she suggested to me that I listen to Charles Stanley and I did, and he made everything make sense and so kind and has the love of God, once I started watching him, I started listening to others and one came on, this was years ago and this guy is now a mega-minister. I guess he needed financing because he was sounding pretty good, then he says that a certain number of people watching had a certain demon and they needed to send him x amount of dollars to be free! Even in my lost state I thought “whatever” and turned him off. I have never forgotten that.
He never said what would become  of the people who could not pay him! And what about someone who may have been listening in a delicate state of mind and became convinced that they were demonically possessed and couldn’t pay him his price?
They will even tell you to send your bill money, put it on a credit card ( yeah, you can pay interest on that for years, but do the care? No, they will automatically deposit it, nice, neat, interest free and tax exempt!
Apostle Paul who no one in their right mind would question his gift or anointing, worked as a tent maker and prayer aprons were taken from him to be given to the sick, and those who were tormented by evil spirits, these aprons soaked in the “sweat from his brow” as he made his living as the Lord had commanded.
The disciples being told by Jesus, to take nothing, nothing and to stay where they were welcomed and eat what was placed before them.
That is why we are to know the Gospel we support! We do need to give to our churches, we do need to support traveling evangelists, that are the modern-day Levites and as the offerings to the temple supported and fed them and their families, we need to support those who dedicate their lives to God’s service, BUT know them and know what they do!
Support broadcasts that you believe makes a difference, and if you feel like giving, there are lots of local charities, food banks etc. that you could bless, but research it out  and know where it goes. Support local missionaries who need all the financial help they can get! And they love to share with  you where your money goes!
The rest of them, well, they have their reward! They prey on the lonely, widowed and desperate for help. God’s gifts are free! We SOW mercy, we SOW kindness and if we gave our last dollar to help someone who God put on our heart, that would come back a hundred fold, but we don’t “buy” anything from God!
1  Timothy 2,3 “A bishop (overseer) then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, (not two or three and a harem!) vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker (not violent), NOT GREEDY OF FILTHY LUCRE (MONEY); but patient,  not a brawler, not covetous;”
I tell you, I really believe you’ll soon see a downfall with this business because He wants his people saved, not “made merchandise of” by filthy rich ministers. He rewards faith and belief in him, it’s not always about who’s doing the praying, it’s often more about who’s doing the believing!
Be careful and watch out especially for elderly family members who may be being taken advantage of. I tell you If I had to choose between the ministerial council of $3000.00 suit and a sweaty tent maker, Every time my money would be on the sweaty tent maker as the one whose gonna get that prayer through!
Nina Brown Johnson ///    Φλογιζω/ FOWC /06/30/2014

GOLDEN RULE X2



“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” MATTHEW 7:12

“And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.” MATTHEW 5:41,42

Quick interjection, if someone needs you to go a mile , go two. And I know people prefer the “modern English” of the scriptures and No, Jesus did not speak Old English, BUT we were given our Bible through men who risked and often lost their lives for sharing the Word of God and William Tyndale was STRANGLED AND BURNED AT THE STAKE FOR TRANSLATING THE GOSPEL, SO THAT OTHERS WOULD KNOW THE TRUTH! So for me the KJV is the only Bible it is gonna be.

How often do we really apply this to life and how often do we respect one person above another?
God himself has respect to no one person, as the parable of the hired laborers teaches us.
The eleventh hour laborers received the same wage as those who had worked all day, even though the others had worked longer hours, the latter ones had to work harder because they  had only one hour to get the job finished.
Of course the first group was angry because in their opinion they deserved more because they had toiled longer BUT the owner of this job paid the same to all  employees, such as is the kingdom of heaven, when we accept Christ we are all the same and he values none of us above the other, so a person who has served God for forty years will receive no greater reward than one who just accepted salvation!

Now that is fair and that is just! We see that God doesn’t play favorites and if God does not work that way, and neither should we!
When it comes to respect and common courtesy in the world there is often a lot left to be desired.
How often does this happen, people being ranked higher or lower on the scale of importance, and treated in a lesser fashion due to name, social status, or what they have to offer, or rather what they do not have, all of a sudden they are expendable and not quite worth the time.

As Jesus, said with everything that we do, with everyone we encounter, we should keep this well in mind BECAUSE WE WILL RECEIVE EXACTLY what we have shown BUT the BIG difference is that we will be the one on the other end of that spectrum, and for many THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE A PRETTY PLACE!
Mark MY words, YOU will be on the flip side of whatever someone else is facing today.

GALATIANS 6:7 “Be ye NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: for whatsoever a man (human) soweth, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP.

If you receive a prophet, you will receive a prophets reward. Just as the lady blessed of God for helping a prophet, whose oil and flour did not run out during famine and spared her and her son a slow death of starvation.
Another lady who was blessed through the oil that flowed supernaturally that it could be sold to pay off debt sparing her and her family from servitude.
The borrowed ax head miraculously surfacing to save another, yet again from debt based slavery.
Jesus himself resurrecting the grief-stricken widow’s only son, knowing that he himself the only begotten son of the Father would also resurrect.
What if any of these had pulled a big “Well, I’ve got enough problems without having to fool with you a-tude”?
Kindness is repaid, God with not be indebted to any that have shown kindness to his people.

ACTS 9:36-42 ” Now there was a Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was FULL of good works and almsdeeds (charitable deeds) which she did.
And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, AND DIED: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
And forsomuch as (because) Lydia was nigh to (located closely to) Joppa, the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring that he would not delay to come to them.
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come (had arrived) they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing him the coats (tunics) and garments which Dorcas had made, while she was with them.
But Peter put them all forth (out) and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to THE BODY said, Tabitha, arise.
And she OPENED her eyes: and when she saw Peter she sat up.
And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her ALIVE.
And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.”

Now the beauty in that is that many were made believers through seeing the hand of God resurrect this lady, a great gift she was given, the Bible clear to point out the love SHE had for those she helped clothe and the love THEY had in turn for her, calling upon the Lord and he answered.
Could have ended very differently had she not held this testimony, had she had an attitude of indifference and never helped anyone other than herself and her circles of friends.

So beware and very aware of how you treat others, because what holds true in life today may not hold true tomorrow.
You could find yourself wearing the shoes someone else just took off, following down a rough and rocky road they have just trod and God’s principles never change and how well you survive your own trying seasons heavily depend on how well you score on the character “testing” points of today.

GALATIANS 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in DUE season WE SHALL REAP, IF WE FAINT NOT.”

IF we faint not tells a little of just how hard some of these seasons can be.
Simon of Cyrene was called upon to carry the Lord’s cross just as he commanded US to pick up our cross and follow him, and if while on that path another asks us to walk with them, we need to remember this lesson, it would be better to walk two miles with our brethren than to sow indifference and as a result reap the walking of four miles absolutely alone.

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Dear Christians Anonymous:

I just wanted to take this time to  thank you guys for being so kind as to republish my posts without my knowledge or consent. Had you asked I could have made a few suggestions that would be much more beneficial for your reading needs!

I also enjoyed the fact that you also posted the “Shout Out” post by “History with Brandon” which contains live links to other blog sites.

Quite interesting, Alcoholics Anonymous is a self-help group for people who have a very real addiction to a very real substance.

Narcotics Anonymous is another self-help group for people who have yet again, a very real addiction to very real substances.

So I suppose that since you feel the need to surround yourselves with Christian works from across the board, and yet, protest with your slogan, your belief in God, but since the other two are real, obviously HE IS ALSO!

So why do you hate God? Did you grow up with bad examples of Christianity? Did you pray for something that you felt like he did not answer you or that he abandoned you?

You know trying to mock and ridicule others for having a relationship that you obviously desire is not really promoting your beliefs.

IT IS BULLYING, and republishing posts without consent in hope of making others look in your opinion foolish and uneducated is the worst type of bullying, especially for adults!

Maybe you could change the name to “UNBELIEVERS ANONYMOUS” OR “ANGRY BECAUSE I THINK GOD DOESN’T LOVE ME THE WAY I FEEL I DESERVE ANONYMOUS” But man, the Christian thing just leads people to believe that you are a closet Christian and are trying to fight the addiction!

But in the meantime, you laugh, make fun, do whatever makes you feel better about you at the expense of others.

AS for me I LOVE JESUS! I AM ADDICTED TO JESUS!

Not because I was taught to believe that, I DID NOT GROW UP IN CHURCH and as far as all the other little problems you can use to try to disprove his existence, WELL, welcome to the club! WE HAVE ALL HAD PROBLEMS!

Not all of us choose to use them as an excuse to bully other people.

NO I AM ADDICTED TO JESUS BECAUSE I KNOW JESUS! And I think that may be your problem, you can’t stand others to have something you can’t understand. SO if YOU can’t understand it, then it must just not be real? HUM?

But hopefully my hijacked posts will get some hits!!!

um, yeah, by the way, three points:

#1.Jesus Christ is Lord!

#2.The gates of hell shall never prevail!

#3.ONLY A FOOL SAYS IN HIS HEART THAT THERE IS NO GOD!

Since you like posting the word, those are some good ones, straight from the book!

Toby Mac has a great new song “Feel it” you guys should really post that! 

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KINGDOM COME

Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision ( prophetic vision or revelation), the people perish (cast off restraint): but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
Candy coating and watering down has led us to this state and we have truly seen the lack of any restraint among people.
For all who do continue to hold on and strive for the prize, I thought I would send out a little reminder:
“And I John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are all passed away.” Revelation 21:1-4


“And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and THE LAMB IS the light thereof.
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
and they shall bring the glory and honour of nations into it.
And there in no wise (no way) enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh (causes) abomination, or maketh a lie: but (only) they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Revelation 21:22-27


“And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
And THEY SHALL SEE HIS FACE; and his name shall be in the foreheads.
And there shall be no more night there; and they need no candle (lamp), neither the light of the sun: for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
And he said unto me, These sayings ARE faithful and true; and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which shortly must be done (take place).
Behold, I come quickly: BLESSED is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”    Revelation 22:3-7


The revelations to John, now that is a vision to hold onto, peace, joy, love unspeakable and rest, rest, rest from all our cares and tears.
So when the darkness tries to sway your thoughts hold onto that.
Malachi 4:1-4 “For, Behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, SAITH the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
BUT UNTO YOU that fear (respect) my name shall the Sun of righteousness ARISE with healing in HIS wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
And ye shall tread down the wicked: for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet IN THE DAY THAT I SHALL DO THIS, saith the Lord of hosts.
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statues and judgments.”
Keep looking up and holding on!
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What tha????

Quite fascinating! All that comes to mind pondering the mad, mad questions of the universe.
Especially upon discovering that my blog content had been republished without permission or consent, I already have those who oppose my views follow me and those who detest without question Jesus, whom I serve, so why, why on earth would they want to read my posts?
Are you really naïve enough to believe that by persecuting those that carry the Gospel, your really going to stop it?
Are you really so arrogant to believe that your beliefs or lack thereof prove you to be of some superior intelligence?
You really believe that you can try to present Christianity as narrow minded and hate filled?
When actually YOU are the one who is filled with hate or otherwise would not feel the need to pick apart something that you are completely clueless to!
How can you be so arrogant and self willed as to believe you KNOW all the answers to the questions in the universe?
 Oh, are you just that good, well maybe you can make better use of your time by discovering a cure for cancer or bringing about world peace!
I am not even going to respond farther because “vain disputes ( by those who oppose the Gospel) only lead to more ungodliness”
So go right on with, because the Gospel needs no one to defend it, The Gospel will defend itself!
So laugh, mock, stand in gasped feigned shock because that puts all those you persecute in very good company!
I know this will be received as more proof of our “intolerance” but actually this is just a little post to acknowledge the fact that I am aware of it.
Just as Eastwood said, “Go ahead make my day!”
All the atheists, muslims, buddists, satanists, mockers, and scorners will never stop the word of God.
ONLY A FOOL says in his heart that there is no God!
REPOST THAT!
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VALOR VICTORIOUS

 

The truest test of bravery comes not by being the strongest,the most well-trained, or sharpest shooter on the field.
The results of the true test of bravery comes through what would appear the weakest and least prepared of soldiers.
And we know all about judging books by covers or rather the warning not too, all know the story of Samuel being sent to Jesse, to complete the task of anointing a new king, and we know that in the family opinion, David’s kingly attribute’s were so, how shall we say… um, lacking, nada, zilch, not even gonna happen, that they didn’t even bother to call him in.

BUT it was this boy, who had that little something extra, tucked away so deep on the inside that NO ONE could even see it, but he would be chosen, because GOD saw it, because God had placed it there.

Gideon, another who FEARFULLY HID from his enemies to get food for his family, and even when he was angelically informed that the enemies demise was gonna be his job, he NEEDED reassurance that this was GOD’S ideal not his, I had actually heard Gideon referred to as a “sissy” by a Bible teacher once, I’m like thinking, oh, I don’t think I’d be saying that because we know what we judge another for we often end up in that same dilemma to teach us a little it about walking a mile in their shoes.
Gideon was WISE, he could have died by the hand of his enemies and been fine, but to fall into the hands of  the Living God is a very different, very terrifying fate!

Mary, the consummate story of having a table prepared in the presence of your enemies!
She KNEW what these guys thought of her, BUT she had to go into the HOUSE OF HER ENEMY and pour out her soul, (IN THEIR PRESENCE) and wash Jesus’ feet with her tears and dry them with her hair, which at this time, hair was considered a lady’s glory and to use it is in such a display of absolute humility (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH HUMILIATION!) was unheard of, but oh, what had been laid out on that table!

There are so many today, who just do not know YET, the full power of what is living right there inside of you, that courage to pour yourself out, the courage to share your pain and sorrows and lay down at the master’s feet for all the world to see.
Sometimes our spiritual battles could be best compared to wounded creatures, when they are hurt and so desperately need treatment and those who try to intervene are met with growls and a display of teeth, sometimes those wounds are so painful that we don’t want anyone seeing them or touching them, BUT it is in those wounds and allowing the healing of them that true valor and courage are shown to others.

Sometimes in the church world there can be a lack of empathy, I once heard a man years and years ago say something, and I am not bashing him, I actually like him and I know this was based on sheer lack of empathy, it in was in context of joy, and he made the reference of giving the devil too much credit and that a lady had said he just didn’t know what the devil had put her through, his answer was don’t give credit to the devil.

He had no idea what she may have been through, people have often suffered abuses that they are just not comfortable telling a roomful of people and it could have been something that he could not have possibly understood.

Standing in faith with her and praying for her when she felt that she could no longer stand and assuring that she did not stand alone would have served much better than reprimanding her for feeling.

And this guaranteed no one else who was listening would ever chance showing their pain for fear of being rejected as “weak”.
I also love another oldie, really prevalent with the old school crew (And yes, I love them too, just using examples here), about people “coming in looking like they’ve been sucking on lemons” and “How can God’s people lack joy?”
It is not that they lack joy, obviously if they have survived thus far, they have a better foundation with God, then some would think.

There are snares, traps, and schemes from then enemy BUT sometimes people have problems and wounds that TAKE TIME TO HEAL!

I heard a minister say the coolest thing ever once, I am quoting him, because I do not have his name or otherwise I would give it, but he said when you ask someone how they are and they reply “fine” this usually means “Fractured, Injured, Neurotic, and Empty”!
But that pressure to be whole, groovy, problem free Christians doesn’t really send out a safety beacon to those who don’t necessarily feel that  same way!
I am sincerely happy for the ones who have it together and have reached that place we strive to, the place of perfect love, blessing your enemies, joying in persecutions and WE TRULY MUST attempt to reach that, but for those who haven’t and those in the world, struggling to keep their heads up out of the water, another warrior is sometimes needed to stand with them in that battle.

Broken, broken people have no connection to others who profess to never, ever have a care in the world, or have never made a mistake and treat others tears with disgust.
True courage and true valor are found in the honesty of someone admitting they are not perfect, that they struggle but that they never surrender in that battle and THAT is what acts as that beacon of hope, the love and light of Jesus, shining through that once broken vessel, for the world to see, his light reflecting through as rays of hope on the black, deathly violent waging sea of this world.

David, through the NAME of the Lord (which was HIS high tower) defeated a GIANT that EVERYONE ELSE dared not tangle with, what is often forgotten about this story, THEY PLANNED TO TAKE ALL ISRAEL AS SLAVES!
So this wasn’t just a victory for David, it was God using him to prevent the enslavement of them all!

Gideon’ sword backed by the SWORD of the Lord defeated the enemies that had held them virtual prisoners in their own land, God even subtracting the army numbers down to three hundred to ensure to ALL would know that it was truly He who fought this battle!

Mary, who was quite accustomed to being treated like an object was completely vindicated when Jesus HEARD THE THOUGHTS in Simon’s head concerning her and lined him out at Simon’s own dinner, in front of all his guests, that HE KNEW WHO SHE WAS!

And Mary never would have been invited to the dinner table of a Pharisee but blessed she never left the table of the Lord, she went on to follow him and she was the first he appeared to after his resurrection.  

Simon was half right, only out of context with his judgmental thinking, JESUS DID KNOW exactly who it was touching Him, it was his messed up, wounded daughter who came to be healed, He knew Mary’s soul, something none of us can ever know about another.
So be strong, be of good courage, don’t be afraid to show others all your scars from the wounds Jesus has healed, let them see and then they won’t be so afraid to let Him see the wounds of their own soul because HE WANTS TO HEAL THEM but they have to be willing to let Him look at all those bloody places in their souls.

Revelation 2:7: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”

Revelation 2:11: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.”

Revelation 2:17: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”

Revelation 2:26: “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations.”

Revelation 3:5: “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.”

Revelation 3:12: “Him that overcometh, I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”

Revelation 3:21: “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”

These are HIS promises to you!

All things made new, all the labels gone, new names, and forever be in the presence of Him!
He also told us to “Let NO MAN take your crown” (scriptural meaning humans, male or female) that let’s you know you gotta fight!
So how do you do that?
You fight with courage, and valor, and vigor just like Mary and the others and NOT care who sees, or what they think and you worship your God!

And as others try to give you a hard time, remember this verse, and remind yourself that it is truly the power of the enemy that is attacking because he is the accuser he just uses others as his messengers.

Revelation 12:10 “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and of the power of his Christ: FOR THE ACCUSER of our brethren is cast down, WHICH ACCUSED THEM BEFORE OUR GOD DAY AND NIGHT.”

When someone tries to remind you of your past, you remind them who they are, agents of Satan, accusing you because they are filled with him.
Take this sword, keep it and your mind sharp to the power of it:

Revelation 12:11
“And THEY OVERCAME HIM (devil) BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, and THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY; AND THAT THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH.”

The union between heaven and earth, first the surrendering into His blood and then your own testimony of what the blood of the Lamb has changed in your life and not loving your “friends” or lifestyle, or worldly image more!
Ponder it today and so many of you, are here for this time on earth, to be THAT light on behalf of Jesus. 

Let NO ONE stop you, and never lose your crown or your guts!
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