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