“Trumpets Preparing to Sound” Part 3/ Blood to the Bridles & Filling Bird Bellies

“Who is that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

Wherefore are thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat (winepress)?” Isaiah 63:1.2

We are listening in on this conversation. The first question posed is who is this that cometh in glory, appearing in his own greatness. He answers that he is he who is mighty to save, so know this is the Lord speaking.

The second question is Why is your clothing red? And even more inquisitively and descriptively, Why is your clothing splattered red, as if you have been trampling grapes?

We’ll get to all those answers in a bit, but I want to remind you of a verse from the last post, Revelation 17:16: “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore (harlot)…”

And we know that Mystery Babylon the Great is referred to as a female, so when I use her and she, I am referring to the country that is being referred to as the Great.

We were told that the ten horns are ten kings and they hate Babylon the Great, even though she had made them rich, not only through imports of goods, but through all that they had gained from her and through her policies and financial practices of aid and presumed goodwill.

You know kinda like America dishing out billions of dollars for programs such as gender equality research, world-wide abortion funding, and many other programs that have nothing to do with helping others with food, shelter, and water, you know the things that are truly needful, but why worry about that when they are agendas to be pushed.

Droves of financial aid doled out like candy to those who would just as soon see us destroyed and will use our tax payer’s money to do just that, but in the same breath seek to withhold much needed funding for Israels Iron Dome, and those who do bother to know God’s word, know that God actually said this, Genesis 12:3:“I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee…”

But I am sure they laugh, because they don’t believe and they don’t believe that they will be cursed of God because they haven’t seen it yet, but that my dear friends is why the Bible lists the judgments.

The judgments only come after they refuse the truth, God is very merciful and gives not only people but nations the opportunity to turn to him as we know that the king of Nineveh had the good sense to repent when God sent Jonah with the warning.

Mystery Babylon the Great is considered the wealthiest and greatest and strongest nation on earth, but she is absolutely hated by her enemies but her sin and self-confidence has blinded her to that fact. This is why she has said in her heart that she would see no sorrow, her leaders have become so complacent that they really believe that.

Kinda like those who really believed the Titanic was unsinkable, and ever dared say, that God himself could not sink it, well, we know how tragically that ended, and I can’t help but to think of some of the signs and remarks thrown toward the church concerning abortion and gay rights, I saw a pro-abortion sign the other day, slamming rosaries, I will not even repeat what its aid, for fear, not fear of the pro-abortionists, but fear of offending the Lord, by even repeating it. But these people should be grateful that the church is praying for them, praying that they will see the truth and be saved.

As we read with the destruction of Babylon, there is a day coming that they won’t need their signs and they won’t have to be offended by the audacity that someone would actually try to get them saved from eternal damnation, when Jesus takes his voice, his church and they will hear us no more,

But that is not going to be a wonderful event as they suppose, it’s not going to work out quite like they think, sure, they won’t have to hear us, no one will tell that that anything is wrong, and they will have their rights to do as they wish, well almost as they wish, soon the antichrist will come into power and it will be his way or death.

Once he comes into power, the only way to buy food or survive is to take his mark, meaning giving him your absolute soul and if they refuse, they will be beheaded, but saved eternally.

If they take the mark of the beast they will live for a while on this earth, but God supernaturally removes their ability to die, yes, dig that, they will try to commit suicide but are unable to die, when he sends all of those judgments, not even death can stop it, Lord’s willing, we’ll hit that in a future post.

Nevertheless, bearing all this, we can see where we are and unfortunately where we are headed. The prophet Jeremiah, who actually prophesied the future Babylon’s demise had quite the job, they hated him, they slapped him around, they threw him in a dungeon, he even at one point wished he had never been born because in his world, he had to tell his own people that they were coming under judgment.

God even told Jeremiah that they would not listen, they were too stubborn, too self-righteous, but God will not send judgment without first sending the warning.

And he was obedient, the worst part of having to tell your own people that they are coming under judgment, people you love, they are after all, your people, but the risk ran, just as in Jeremiah’s day, is the rejoicing of the enemies, just as these ten kings from the Book of Revelation seek to destroy the Great.

It’s not about a desire to see any nation destroyed, it is about God, his holiness, his word, and his commands, and messengers can refuse to relay the message, just as Jonah tried to do, he tried to run, but we can’t outrun God, and if messengers don’t give the message, they are not only accountable to God for the lives of those, they have also benefitted the enemy by in effect, handing people over to him by not warning them to the snares that await,

They may laugh for a while but God may use one to judge another, as these ten kings plot the destruction of Mystery Babylon, but that does not mean they will go unpunished.

We’ll get into that one a later one also, these subjects are so complex that they truly require an entire post or two dedicated to each one, it would take volumes to even touch all that needs mentioned, so please read the Bible for yourself, read these chapters, do not be caught off guard by any of these things.

God gave us his word so that we would be prepared, that we would know what we are seeing when we see it come to pass.

Now to our original questions at hand, Who?

Well, he gave us his identitymighty to save, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse: and he taht 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 (robe)  dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” Revelation 19: 11-13

Now back to Isaiah for the answer to Why? Why is his clothing all red and splattered? Why is his robe literally dipped in blood?

Isaiah 63:3,4: “I have trodden (trampled) the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain my garments.

For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.”

This is one of the many reasons Jesus said this as recorded in Luke 21:36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man,”

Where is all this blood going to be coming from?

Revelation 14:14-16: “I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud sat one like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time has come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.”

Remember the next events take place after the destruction of Mystery, Babylon the Great and after the rapture of the church.

Revelation 14:17-20: “And another angel come out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of teh vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

And the winepress was trodden without (trampled outside) the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horses bridles, by the space (depth) of a thousand and six hundred furlongs (two hundred miles).”

That is horrific. Can you imagine two hundred miles of blood? Not to mention the absolute carnage? This again, is why the church is reaped first, raptured out sotaht we will not witness these things.

Jeremiah 25:33: “And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried, they shall be as dung upon the ground.”

Now to see what becomes of all those bodies, I’ll start by doubling down the first verse,

Revelation 19:13-18: “And he was clothed with a vesture (robe) 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 (strike) the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 

And he hath on his vesture (robe) and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

And I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried with a loud voice, saying, to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come, and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God: 

That ye may eat the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.”

And one more time, who is the Word of God?

John 1:1-14: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. That same was in the beginning with God. 

All things were made by him: and without him was not any thing made that was made. 

In him was life: and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended (apprehended) it not. 

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 

The same came for a witness, to bear witness of that Light, that all men through him might believe.

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 

But as many as received him, to them gave he power (the right) to become the sons (children) of God, even to them that believe on his name.

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word was made flesh (became flesh), and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.”

Pretty much says it all, Jesus Christ is the Word of God and it is he that will judge this earth. notice it is all the earth, bodies from one end of earth to the other end of earth.

That is what always bothers me so about about false doctrine, people swallow it hook, line and sinker,  because it appeals to their flesh, that do not want to be saved, they want to be a good morale person but they do not want to have God telling them what to do, but it does not work that way, you can be a great person but without the covering of the blood of Jesus and accepting his salvation, you are not a Christian, we can never be good enough to save ourselves that is why the Bible says our righteousness is as filthy rags, and wanting to lay claim to his name  but not commit to his commandments is not salvation.

It would be better not to claim to be anything, such as the surge in “Christian artists” who happen to be gay and write dreadful lyrics doubting his very existence, that just spreads disbelief, and God is not taking it lightly.

I always want to ask, What on earth they are reading, where are they getting this false image of Jesus? He is beautifulHe is merciful, He is graceful and he wants everyone saved, but it is a double edged sword and he is not going to let the world continue in it’s present state while people debate whether or not he exists, and believe me, when you truly get saved, you know how real he is and the argument that if he were real, why would he let things happen is ridiculous, he was crucified, his apostles were murdered, his people are martyred,  as he told us, a servant is not above his master, this world is not our hope, our hope is in the next world.

And of course in mentioning any of this, we are “hateful” and intolerant, No, I will stand before a holy God, just as everyone else will and I will give account, and I am not going to stand there and say, “Yes, Lord I understood that but I knew that would hate me for saying it.”

No, I thank God for the people who kept telling me that I needed saved, and I never want to see anyone left on this earth when this comes down, but it will come, and it will come because of all the evil and wickedness and the next time you see someone on the news being dragged down the street by her hair, to be beaten or beheaded and the next reports you hear of all the other atrocities on this earth, ask yourself who is going to ever be able to put a stop to all of it. It will only change when Jesus brings judgment and my, what a judgment it will be.

Lord willing, we will continue to look at the different aspect of the judgments and what will take place, but read this DON”T be left on this earth to be part of it. If you have never accepted Jesus as your Saviour, take his advice from the scripture above, be counted worthy to escape the things to come.

Φλογιζω  NBJ 2021/ Rev. N. Brown Johnson

“Trumpets preparing to sound” Part 2 / The Great, Oh what a fate!

“And there came one of the angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither (here); I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore (harlot) that sitteth upon many waters:

With whom the kings of the earth have committed formication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of name of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

And the woman was arrayed (clothed) in purple and scarlet colour, and decked (adorned) with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornications.

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus; when I saw her, I wondered (marveled) with great admiration (amazement).

And the angel said unto me, Wherefore (why) didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition (destruction); and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder (marvel),whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

And here is the mind which hath wisdom, The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sitteth.

And there are seven kings: five are (have) fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue for a short space (time). And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition (destruction).

And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but has power (authority) as kings one hour with the beast.

These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast,

These shall make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome (defeat) them: for he is the Lord of lords, and the King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore (harlot) sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate, and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

For God hath put it in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree (consent as one mind) and to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God  shall be fulfilled.” Revelation 17;1-18

Before I go farther with this, I just want to bring back some scriptures from the last post,  so you can get a comparison for this.  In scripture people and countries are referred often to as the children of that particular entity, such as, we are the children of God, and Jesus told the Jews, who were professing to be the “sons” of Abraham, but yet denied that he was the Christ, that the devil was in fact their father because they choose to reflect his behavior, not the behavior of the true children of God.

We also see it in the Bible when people and nations are referred to the children of what they worship, such as children of Moab, children of Jezebel, and many many other examples, and as we are referred to as children of the light or children of darkness and it is really really important to remember that when studying the Bible.

These verses are referring to spiritual Babylon, these were double judgments, judgment against Babylon of old and against the offspring, the spiritual descendant of Babylon, which is why the name is “Mystery, Babylon the Great”.

So whose child is “MYSTERY Babylon the Great”?  Jeremiah 51:33 “For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time (when it is time) , to thresh her; yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.”

She is the spiritual offspring, whose destruction was foretold before she as a country even existed.

Now let’s check out her attributes. “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power, and the earth was lightened (illuminated) with his glory.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is (HAS) become the habitation (dwelling) of devils (demons), and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her. And the merchants of the earth are waxed (have become) rich through the abundance of her delicacies (luxury).

And I heard another voice from heave, saying,  Come out of her, my people, be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double (repay) unto her double according to her works; in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

How much she hath Gloried herself, and lived deliciously (luxuriously), so much torment and sorrow give her; for she saith in her heart, I sit as a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine, and she shall be utterly burned with fire: For strong is the Lord who judgeth her.

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication with her and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail (weep for) her, and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning.

Standing afar off for fear of her torment, saying,  Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine (every kind of citron) wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble.

And cinnamon, and odours (incense),and ointments (fragrant oils), frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts (cattle), and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men (bodies of people).

And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty (are rich) and goodly (splendid) are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing.

And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked (adorned) with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought (destroyed to nothingness)And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships (all who travel by ship), and sailors, and as made that trade by sea, stood afar off.

And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping, and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein was made rich all taht had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness (wealth)!  for in one hour she is made desolate (a wasteland),

Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets, for God hath avenged you on her.

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast (threw) it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more.

And the voice (sound) of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers (flutists), and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee: and no craftsman of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of the sound of the millstone shall be heard no more at all in  thee.

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee; for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” Revelation 18:1-24

Wow. what can we say? Especially with such a detailed list of imports listed! You know right down to human trafficking, it is a country whose inhabitants just can’t get enough, they buy and buy and are never satisfied, so much so that all those who are supply that constant flow of imports will stand and CRY because they will have lost their best client!

Notice also they are not crying over all the death and destruction, they are crying because they lose their money and no country will ever again buy in the quantities that the Great bought in,

Babylon the Great  through its sin and unbelief and ungodliness will have brought down such wrath on it that it will be accounted for all the blood shed on earth, notice, the blood of the apostles, prophets, and all that were killed on earth? That is severe.

Notice also, the Great is bragging that she is a queen and is not widowed. God often refers to himself as a spiritual hatband in relation to countries, well, I should say Israel, but obviously, Mystery Babylon the Great is a country that belonged to God, that is why she is a queen and not a widow, her “husband” is still alive she just chose to reject him and usurp the wealth and protection he had given her as her own.  Which is why the country is referred to as a harlot,

Even bragging in her heart that she will see no sorrow by doing this!

Jeremiah 50:31: “Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord God of hosts; for the day is come, the time that I will visit thee.”

Oh wow. does any of this sound familiar? If the Great had just been some pagan nation, it would be so different but when a nation, whether anyone like this or not, or wants to hear it or not, was founded as a Christian nation and not candy coated reprobate religion, that they want to claim as Christian, but founded on real God centered Christianity, that nation is bound to God. And once it decides it no longer believes, or needs him and perverts his word and rejects his laws and statues, then that nation will come under divine judgement.

Jeremiah:50:24: ” I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because  thou hast striven (fought) against the Lord.”

And as we read in the Book of Jeremiah, this was a double prophecy and when God calls out his people in the rapture, as in the verse above, “Come out of her, my people, be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”  Mirroring, echoing, Jeremiah 51:45    “My people, go ye out of the midst of her and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord.”

Jeremiah 51:6,7: “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul; be not cut off (destroyed) in her iniquity; for this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance; he will render unto her a recompense. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, that made all the earth drunken; the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad (deranged).”

As in the verses above from Revelation, this was to be a light, this was a nation that the voice of Christ and his church was to be heard in, so that other nations would follow because God had blessed the Great with strength and wealth and power but instead of glorifying the one from whom that power came, the Great rebelled against God denying him, his word, his commands and spread immortality and violence through the earth and that cup which should have been shared in goodness and goodwill instead spread spiritual poison to all who shared it.

Unrepentant hearts only grow blacker and absolute slaughter is now perfectly legal the world over, and some places even wanting the right to abort babies full term, this is murder. This is not even human any more, how can you just kill a baby? How can you not expect the one who creates that child in the womb and gives the soul to that child not to take offense? This is one of the many many sips taken from that cup.

Do we need to ask for clarity as to why it has fallen and is full of demons and every imaginable hatred? Becoming so vile and spiritually polluted that God removes the church and his word, which they would like it if that were the end of the story, but it isn’t, once he removes his church, it will be destroyed, setting the stage for the stage for the world wide plagues and destructions.

“And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God; For true and righteous are his judgments; for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.” Revelation 19:1-3

These scriptures should be a wake up call, you can read this for yourselves and come to your own conclusion concerning the mystery of this mysterious identity of the Great, but I don’t think it’s that much of a mystery.

As I said in the last post this judgment was prophesied long ago, let me remind you.

“So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should (will)  come upon Babylon, even all the words written against Babylon. And Jeremiah said to Seriah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and read all these words;

Then shalt thou say, O Lord, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be a desolation for ever.

And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates: 

And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.” Jeremiah: 51-60-64

That stone the judgment was bound to looks like this in Revelation mirror verse from our text above.

“And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast (threw) it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more.”

Next time, Lord willing, we look more how his takes place and what will become of those left on earth after the destruction of Mystery Babylon when the judgments come, but I will leave you with this, the words of Jesus, “Then shall they began TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, FALL ON US; AND TO THE HILLS,COVER US.”

Φλογιζω NBJ 2021/ Rev. N. Brown Johnson

“As a thief in the night…”

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

But know this, that if the goodman (master) of the house had known in what watch (hour) the thief would come, he would have watched, and would have not suffered (allowed) his house to be broken up (into)

Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 24:42-44

It has been on my heart to do a series of posts on what’s going on the world and what will come to pass as much of my ministry has been geared toward what we love to call the Apocalypse but actually this will be a day of rescue freedom for those who suffer in this world.

So many have turned their backs on the true Gospel;, rejecting it because in their thinking they just can’t “accept” a God who will bring judgement to earth for the sins committed theiren, but to me that is even more proof of just how far we have fallen.

Once upon a time a sermon on fire, brimstone, and the wrath of a Holy, righteous God was exactly what was needed to persuade people to repent, I myself, repented for that exact reason, such as many of us have, when faced with the truth that God is real, Hell is real, and only Jesus can save us from the eternal damnation that our sins have brought us in danger of. Now it is harder than ever to get people saved because the world has been brainwashed in the me, me, me mentality. It is all about them, what they want, what they feel that they “deserve” and if scripture says otherwise they will simply refuse to even acknowledge God unless they can find a candy coated congregation to coddle them, kiss their butts and make them feel all better while allowing them to continue in sin. God does not play that and we have long ago reached this scripture from Romans 1:24 “Who changed (exchanged) the truth of God into (for) a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more (rather) than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” 

And to understand how this happened we can back up to Romans 1:22: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

And as we see all the turmoil in the world escalating daily, with the decline of American values due to the spiritual wickedness that allowed, even encouraged, demanded, and passed into law it is now time to look ahead and study a little bit about the events that will follow if this course of human dissent is not soon everted, if there is still time to plead for a delay in these events that will come to pass.

As I have said before this was written long ago, prophesied as warnings by the prophets of God, warning us through his word to take heed because we could fall, and we could repent, God would be gracious if we were to change our ways, but we were also warned of a generation to come that would not heed those warnings and that generation would fall, and what a mighty fall it would be.

Not only the warnings of the great falling away by the church, people giving themselves over, worshipping themselves, the creature rather than the Creator, forsaking the commands and laws of God in exchange for their own version of what they deem right.

The warnings of pestilence and natural disasters that Jesus told us of, the warning of those who kill God’s very chosen while proclaiming that they are killing them on behalf of God, which by the way, never be discouraged by this, God will avenge the death of all his saints and those who worship their false idol that they proclaim to be their god, will one day bow at the feet of Jesus, along with the rest of creation and confess that he is the true God, and nothing will prevent this from happening.

We go on to the signs and wonders, the end time  events and earthquake that will be so forceful, earth will literally rock on it’s axis

We will have the anti-Christ demanding to be worshipped, no one without his mark will be able to buy or sell, not even purchase one morsel of food, starvation will run rampant, and when all else fails and there will be those will not worship him and those who refuse will die, God after removing his people from this earth, I will give you some scripture on that in a bit, but after his people are removed, he will begin to send the plagues from the book of Revelation and the destruction of spiritual Babylon is tied in with all of it, it is a separate judgment on that country because it’s wickedness polluted the entire earth when it’s purpose had been to spread the Gospel and shine a light to the nations and then we will have the battle of Armageddon, and I promise you all those today that are killing, slaughtering innocent people in the name of their religion will be defeated along with all who wish to stand against Jehovah God and his chosen the country Israel and his children and the innocent of this earth.

And then Jesus Christ will reign on this earth and it will be a whole new ball game, and even those who refuse to believe now and who think they are somehow better than the God who created them will finally understand, that is part of that humility that God asked his people to have when he told them to pray and humble themselves and he would heal their land.

It’s kinda like the old cop shows sayings, you know, “You can do this the easy way or the hard way.” And I am so afraid for millions it will be the hard way and we’ll be doing some major posts on just how hard the hard way is going to be.

And I do want to take a minute to address the persecuted and those who will be persecuted, 

God sees your pain, your sorrow and he has given you a great promise, Revelation 2:10,11: “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer; behold, the devil shall cats 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 what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh (perseveres) shall not be hurt of the second death.” 

Remember Jesus commended his spirit into the hands of the Father and Stephen asked the Lord to receive his spirit as they were stoning him,  many of us have died, have been martyred all through time, William Tyndale was burned at the stake and many others persecuted so that we could have the Bible’s we take for granted today, the church was built on blood, the blood of those who were willing to give their life for what they know to be the truth and that life given from this earth will be eternally resurrected in a glorious immortal reign with Christ, the happiest thought that I do believe that had ever entered into my mind is this, they can kill us but they can only kill us once!

That is it, one time, and as Jesus told us the second death, they death that those who tormented God children, if they do not repent, will face that second death and eternal damnation in a lake of unquenchable fire and it will be forever.

But for those who die in him, e said this, Luke 21:12-19: “But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up into the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.

And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to mediate what ye shall answer (think about what you will say to them) 

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay (refute) nor resist.

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, kinsfolk, and friends, and some of you they shall cause to be put to death.

And ye shall be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls.”

He is telling us to have that patience, patience in the afterlife, that even if they kill us, we will be resurrected, just as he resurrected and he is so specific that he even tells us not one hair will be lost, nothing can be lost that he can not recreate and resurrect!

Isn’t that an awesome feeling!

So we got that one covered, let’s get to the next group in our refresher course here, shall we? This is classic.

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them which sleep in Jesus (died in Christ), will God bring with him.

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent (proceed) them which are asleep (dead) .

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump (trumpet) of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

Then we which are alive and remain (holding true to God) shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet in the air, and so shall we wever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17

So where are we going and a better question yet, is why are we going?  For those answers, let’s look at another promise.

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience (my command to persevere)I, also will keep thee from the hour of   temptation (trial), which shall come upon all the world, to try (test) them that dwell upon the earth.” Revelation 3:4

This will be the last chance for people to decide who they will worship, we either live for the Lord or the devil, there is no middle ground,we are just foolish enough to believe that there is, this is why in “professing themselves to be wise they became fools”.

So when all this happens Jesus will rapture his people, those who have believed and committed, and confessed Christ will be spared all the horror that will take place on this earth.

But those who are still willy-nilly and wishy-washy in their commitment making will see all these things come to pass and that testing begins as the anti-Christ demands the entire world worship him and they will have to decide death to this life and eternal resurrected life or life in this world, and eternal damnation.

And since everyone is constantly screaming about wanting their own way and their own choices, they will indeed have it but it is going to be horrible, and not buying, selling, or the other torments the anti-Christ will enact will still in no way compare the wrath and judgment God is going to pour out on those who choose to follow the devil and his leadership, the anti-Christ.

So now we know that those who die in Christ will be resurrected at the rapture of those Jesus spares from the end time tribulations, so now to hear the why.

The beginning of this is what happened and the second is the Lord’s mercy. Dig the asterisk,  please pay special attention to those verses.

“Lord, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out (whispered) a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs (sharp pains); so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.

We have  been with child, we have been in pain, we have, as it were brought forth (given birth to) wind; we have not wrought (brought) any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

*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 thy doors about (around) thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment (brief time) , 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 also shall disclose (reveal) her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.”  Isaiah 26:16-21

A picture of the rapture, being hidden for just a moment until the Lord cleans up this earth to prepare for the new one.

If you notice the choice of words used to describe the Lord’s emotion… indignation, meaning his anger, rightful anger at the mistreatment and violence, and murders and atrocities committed against the innocent.

Even earth giving up all the blood that has been shed in it, from those murdered by false religions, those martyred for the word of God, the billions of aborted babies, the list could go on and on.

And that is good thought for those who say this is unfair, God has given mankind chance after chance to repent but instead we grow more wicked, while those that bear the brunt of that wickedness, that are beaten in the streets, tormented, persecuted, and starved all across this world will continue to suffer until the only one who has the power to put a stop it all returns to this earth to stop it.

As this is all winding up and  fast coming to a cataclysmic end I want to leave you with this.

“FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.”  Romans 10:13

“And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they might have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

For outside are dogs (depraved people),and sorcerers, and whoremongers (sexaully immoral) ,and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (will not get in)

I Jesus have sent mine angels to testify unto you these things in the churches, I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come, And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst (thirsts) come. And whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:12-17

So I say to you tonight, as part of that bride and as a messenger of Christ, Come, if you have never made that commitment, please do not delay, come while there is still time to be in that blessed number that will be spared from the wrath and judgment to come.

Again, come.

Φλογιζω NBJ 2021/ Reverend N Brown Johnson

“Get it on the table of your heart”

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me,hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

Verily verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. for as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

And hath given him authority to execute judgement also, because he is the Son of Man.

Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice. and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of of damnation.

I can of mine own self do nothing; as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just: because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which  hath sent me. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true (void to testimony) 

There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness he witnesseth of me is true. ye sent unto John, and he beareth witness unto the truth.

But I receive not testimony from man; but these things I say that ye might be saved.

He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in that light.

But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

And the Father himself which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

And ye have not his word abiding in you; for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me.

And (But) ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” John 5:24-40

Oh, Dear God, Help us! We have such a train wreck going on due to our absolute spiritual wickedness in high places, remember that verse, how about a refresher?

Ephesians 6:10-18: ” Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles (schemes) of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with the truth and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And having your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace;

Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God; Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” 

I couldn’t quite help thinking about Jesus’ words, when they had once rejoiced in his truth and then thinking that they should know better than God what the Messiah’s appearance should be once he came to earth, they rejected him and with that rejected the truth that they professed to believe.

And he called them out on it, to search those scriptures again and read the truth for themselves and yet they still refused to believe because the truth did not look like what they had determined in themselves the truth to be.

Hasn’t America effectively done this? God has sent watchman after watchman pleading for change, proclaiming that disobenice will  truly bring judgement.

The Gospel which our country was founded on and embraced fro generations and embraced by much of the world has now been watered down to fit into the religious fantasy of those who wish to appear “holy” but yet in no way abide by the actual words’ of Christ or any of those he sent to record his word.

And as has been warned, we are now seeing just what it looks like when a nation or  a people are so foolish to think that they can stand,that they can prosper without the blessing of the one who sets all things into being, who set up kings and brings down kingdoms and who fights our battles and keeps us free.

When Revelation commands us seven times to Hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches and for years the cry has been “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 

But did they? No, we just proceeded deeper and deeper into sin, high stepping, stripping off our beautiful God given glory as we forgot ourselves as America the Great, the greatness being our love of the Lord, our country founded on his statues, our systems being forged in the belief of his word, his commandments and his justice and his mercy, in willfully forgetting who we were created to be, we found our new identity, in our legalized sin, in drunkness, depravity, legalized drugs, and subverting children from the innocence God had created for them and with no regard for their intellectual age concepts we have changed their genders at the whim of ones who could want to be a boy one day, a girl the next day, or a dinosaur or a mermaid, this is why they are children!

And we have just kept running with it, so much so now that we have aborted so many babies that the elderly outnumber the children, talk about self destruction and all you have to do is what the news, after twenty years in Afghanistan, going in as women and girls were brutalized and oppressed and bringing hope that the future could be better and giving them reason to believe that the freedom we enjoy in this country could also be theirs and now we have left, left them in more severe bondage than what we found them in, now leaving them more hopeless because they had tasted a kind of freedom and now have had even that taken away and all our leaders can do is is hee haw and laugh it off.

That laughter now ending as those who are our enemies are now giving America the ultimatum by voicing that is is their way or else.

Never is history… and still no repentance from the wickedness in high places, the confused, sin laden Babylon the Great, just how long can that greatness last?

Without Jesus Christ and God’s blessing on us, and we keep that blessing by honoring him and his statues, we will be nothing, we have natural disaster after natural disaster, the economy is in shambles and our enemies are laughing, what more do we need before we wake up.

I am truly afraid, my heart broke as I watched the news as a soldier lifted a baby to safety over razor wire while a young girl begged in the background to be rescued because she feared she would be taken. This is not better,we have went backwards and we have went backwards because of our refusal as a nation to repent and there is only so far we can go before we fall.

God help them and God help us, if you are a Christian, put on that armour, don’t just put on a piece of it, put it all on, notice it says to stand, and do all to stand, and pray and if you are not completely surrendered to Jesus, I urge you to do it and do it today. We have to get serious and stay at the foot of the cross as never before because we are in a time as never before. As God gave the blessings of obedience and the curses of disobedience, he said this, Deuteronomy 28: 47-48: ” Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shall thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst,, and in nakedness, and in want of all things; and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee”

Because in abundance, having all things, prospering, and fairing beyond well, instead of being thankful to him, they rejected him and he gave them over to their enemies.

So please, you may not be able to change the world, but you can speak and pray for you and your house, hold on to God as never before and get in his word and get that word on the tables of your heart.

Proverbs 7:1-3: “My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.”

Because when you need that word, that sword of the Spirit, it will be brought back to your mind, in the very  moment of need, a word for that specific need, but you have to get that word in you.

As Jesus promised, John 14:25,26: ” These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father wills end in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let your heart not be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Luke 21:36: “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Φλογιζω NBJ 2021/ Rev. N. Brown Johnson

EAGLE

There once was a beautiful, beautiful eagle. He was a very, very old eagle and came from a long line that had watched the birth of a nation and the determination of people to break free from tyranny.

Eagle knew the story of how a people left homes, riches, and all they have ever known to take a journey completely by faith.

Faith that would lead them to a plentiful land free from the persecution they suffered and  for freedom, freedom to worship the one true, creator God .

Many died on this journey and many more after their arrival, but God had given them land that a plague had left empty. And as time went he blessed them in all they did and they kept his commandments and worshipped him openly. Over time the apron strings of the mother country would prove that a battle would indeed need fought before true, true freedom would be won.

Eagle watched our forefathers as they tried at first to keep peace with their overlords and he watched as one by one stood up and proclaimed this land would be for liberty and it should be for all.

His favorite of these men would be Patrick Henry, a voice among the great voices who shaped our land. He heard him say words such as  “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what course others may take but as for me give me liberty or give me death.”

He watched as tea poured into the harbor  and cries of  “The British are coming!” bellowed through the land. He watched as bloody soldiers fought to the death and gunpowder flooded the air and the sound of cannons echoed. And he watched as they pressed on, pressed on in their battle, because they would be free or they would die but they would never surrender.

He watched as this great battle came to a close and America proclaimed her freedom, freedom from her overlords and she would now shine as beacon to the whole world.

Eagle was honored as he was chosen to be her great symbol, brave, strong, powerful, and above all free.

He would be given olive branches, that he would always extend peace and he would reserve his great force as a last resort.

He would be given arrows, that he would use that force if necessary to defend his liberty and his people.

He would be given his shield to protect him and all he stood for and his main stand was “Death to tyranny”.

Eagle watched as the constitution was written and signed and he thought upon the words of his friend Patrick Henry, ” The constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

And Eagle soared, high in the sky, the sun warming him and flying higher and higher playfully trying to catch the ever elusive rainbow that the Creator had placed in the sky, a symbol of his glory and promise and Eagle knew that near the rainbow he would always be safe.

And he watched on, as struggles, trails, and heartaches came to the great land brought through evil men who had crept in there.

His feathers tattered a few times as freedom for those enslaved had to be won, pitting brother against brother and splitting the country in half.

He was ruffled as leader after leader rose and new troubles were unveiled, but storms would always pass and he would again gain his ground, liberty, bravery, and justice were on his wings.

Then suddenly it started growing dark, darker and darker as the new generations forgot their heritage and lost the wisdom held by the fathers, Eagle was reminded again of these words, “It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains” that were long ago spoken by Patrick Henry.

He listened as laws were changed, comprises made, and the peace that had been so hard-fought for was pandered away by making truces with those who hate us.

He listened as prayer to the creator was taken away, he heard as they mocked and profaned the Son of God’s holy name.

He looked on with horror as the holy laws, the ten commandments of God were ridiculed and taken away.

He looked on as a people who once had been free now were told what they may and may not do.

He looked down and saw streets lined with half naked  people, and parades, and mocking’s of the crucifixion of Jesus, the Son of God, reminding him again the warning of his friend, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason people of other faiths have been offered asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”

Horror for his people took hold as the sky darkened and grew black and a strong wind violently blew and whipped around him, in the darkness his path was unclear and the battering winds against his wings knocked him off-balance, as he tried to regain flight something caught his eye, it was a rainbow!

 If he could just get to the protection of the rainbow he would be safe and regain his strength. 

But as he flew closer to hide under the protection of safety of the Creator, he realized this was  not the real rainbow, but a piece of fabric blowing in the great wind, and as it caught him, he became tangled, his olive branches and shield crashed to the ground, his arrows broke in the struggle to regain flight and Eagle fought with all he had but to no avail, He crashed helplessly to the ground.

As his heart beat faded, and drawing his last breath, as his eyes grew dim, he caught sight of shimmering in the field, it was the soft, amber glow of a fire burning and as Eagle’s life continued to slowly fade, he felt comfort, because he was sure that in that fire, he heard in the distance, that old funeral song, that old faithful hymn, that he remembered from the battlefields and the old camp meetings…

” Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, 

  He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,

  He hath loosed the lightning of his terrible swift sword,

  His truth is marching on… 

  Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,

  Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,  

  Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,

  His truth is marching on…”

* Authors note: This post is from 07/04/2015, but amidst all that is going on in our country and in the face of the “cancel culture” movement and cries to destroy history from our records, one thing remains true, as has been said many times by many others, we learn by our mistakes and we are warned by memories of the past reminding us of the error of our ways that society viewed as perfectly acceptable during those times as acceptable.

But without Jesus Christ, and the blessing of Almighty God on us and on our land we are and will be absolutely nothing and we  welcome that blessing by and through our obedience to the Word of God and regardless of what society DICTATES or demands that we believe, we must stay true to what GOD through his Word has commanded us, and that is to worship him and love him and to be the representative bearing his Holy name as his child and follow the teaching of Philippians 2:15: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation among whom ye shine as lights in the world.”

Revisited 07/03/2021 And may God Bless all those who have fought to keep our country FREE and especially those who served in Vietnam, with the average age being nineteen years old, they served, giving everything they had, their bodies, minds, and pieces of their very souls as they watched their friends die and then upon returning home, which should have been to a hero’s welcome they were met  with sheer hatred and thankless protests by those who had never fought for anything in their lives.

God Bless those who still fight today for those who can’t fight for themselves, God Bless you with a wonderful Independence Day.

N. BrownJohnson 2015/ All rights reserved.

Original post date: July 4, 2015 Revisited July 3, 2019 / And again, 01/20/2021 & 07/03/2021

 

“The false IMAGE of Freedom”

“Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits; he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers,the counsellors, the sheriffs, and ALL the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up: and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet (horn), flute, harp, sackbut (lyre), psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that king Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up.

And whoso falleth not down (does not bow) and worshippeth shall the same hour shall be cast into the fiery furnace.

Therefore at that time, when ALL the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, and psaltery, and all kinds of music, ALL the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the GOLDEN IMAGE that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.

They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. Thou, O king, hast made  a decree (law), that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick shall fall down and worship the golden image.

And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of the fiery furnace. 

There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee; they serve not thy gods nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded commanded to bring  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do ye not serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 

Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut,psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship NOT, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who IS that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter (have no need to answer you).

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it KNOWN unto the O king, that WE WILL NOT serve thy gods, NOR worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” Daniel 3:1-18 

Now we know the rest of that story, how they did not bow and he became so enraged that he had the furnace made seven times hotter, the heat killing those who even tried to put them in the furnace and as he had so foolishly and arrogantly questioned, WHO was this GOD?

Well, we know when he beheld a fourth man in that furnace and not only did they not instantly incinerate they were quite well and God would show Nebuchadnezzar more than once exactly WHO He is and  that NONE can match his power.

Now let’s talk  a little about that image, that golden, golden, image and let’s talk about what on earth is happening in America today. As we read in the last post God warned them of the danger in the their request for a king and God also TOLD them to not cry to him when they realized what they were served was not quite what they thought they had ordered.

He absolutely would NOT hear them, and that is our problem we seem to always think that we should have what we want, when we want, and how we want it, people that is NOT serving God, that is serving yourselves.

And when we make choices and elect leaders who are absolutely AGAINST everything God stands for and AGAINST his word, what do you think you are getting?

We were CREATED for God not God for us, as it is said! And I don’t care how many of these leaders proclaim “Oh I am a person of faith.”

What “faith”would that be?

You CAN NOT slaughter babies, and for states to have a sickening law to allow the abortion of babies full term? You CAN NOT kill, period!

Anyone of the “faithful” people remember something that goes like this, “THOU SHALT NOT KILL.” 

And it is not followed by special clauses and especially the sex clause, God never changed this one either, people are supposed to be married, one partner and there is enough birth control that no one should get pregnant, there is even FREE birth control and can people not TRY the old tried and true method of, how about try saying NO, if you know you are not protected and you could possibly conceive a child with someone you don’t even necessarily want to have breakfast with!

This is where all these liberal thoughts and “enlightened” teachings have taken us and children deciding if they want to be male or female, again CHILDREN, children often want to be mermaids and dinosaurs too, are they going to get hormone therapies to arrange that?

But people WILL vote for those who have these “values” and change laws to accommodate those with these “values” for the simple reason that the dislike the other party for various reasons or because a vote for that leader will be of some  benefits to their cause.

But as Christians, we can’t, because you are still enabling and condoning atrocities that the Bible condemns and God does not play that. It would be to not have  a voice in any of it than to let your voice be heard with those who oppose the very teaching of God.

And if something does not change, we are just as many of us have taught for years, our country is headed for a very rude awakening, just as God did not hear those who cried to him after the destruction that Saul brought to their lives and I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but if a people come to the point that murdering babies is a “right” to be screamed about in the streets, why would this same people care about you or your family?

Do you not realize that that premise, that life is nothing, nothing at all sacred, that completely strips anyone at that level of even a shred of mercy?

If you destroy the smallest most innocent what would you find that would be “worth” saving?

And condoning those actions and justifying those who do are the equivalent to giving your consent, and to not speak against it is still condoning it by omission. God said to be “ye a seperate people” for a reason.

If we speak against we are bigots and filled with hate but it is very clear to see where the true hate lies, if I don’t agree with you, you hate me and I am the “bad” one, NOW that IS the very definition of prejudiced.

As Nebuchadnezzar enforced the worship of his golden image, the golden image that we should be concerned about is the “image” of freedom when there is nothing free about it and it is golden because it the ideology behind it that it presented to those who should fall at the sound of the music, is  a look of solidarity,”peace”, and a “golden” utopia, but wait… let that fool’s gold fall off and take a look again.. what is that twisted, grotesque image that is being carefully and meticulously hidden behind that covering of gold?

And as parties were held, dances were danced, and joyous music and praises were sang, in celebration of the “changes” that may come, changes that make that fools gold gleam while promising the destruction of those things precious to God.

I, on the other hand had the most bizarre and quite disturbing dream, I found myself somehow looking down on a road, in the middle of this road was an image, strikingly similar to the statue of liberty, I actually thought it was the statue of liberty, but the problem with this is that her flame was in the wrong hand and it was not a flame, it was twisted, elongated to look like a flame but it appeared to be made of concrete, and suddenly a line of cars started to travel down in the direction away from “her” as she stood in the middle between the roads and as the first car approached her side she became a toll bridge and her arm that held the concrete flame was outstretched and hit the car dead center and crushed the family inside, and as It happened I could see the family, parents in the front and children in the back, and vehicle after vehicle, this thing crushed those inside, like nothing, just hit after hit, crushing the vehicles and those inside.

Gave me quite a lot to ponder today, ah, we can write it up to dreams are dreams but I can promise you this, from the word of God.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil: AND 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.” Isaiah 5:20,21

So please pray for people to really, really see that there are better ways, we can have peace, we have have unity but we will not have anything if we don’t stop this wickedness, and I do pray that we have some hope, that somehow, leaders will be placed that actually uphold laws that protect those who can’t protect themselves, but make no mistake, God has given us time, time, and more time to repent, to reach others with the Gospel but these things are an abomination to him and how can anyone not believe his heart breaks as every single abortion is performed and every single time his word is called “hateful” or “bigoted” and every time his children are persecuted and tormented by those would be leaders would be more than glad to do political business with.

We have stood, we have stood, but we are on the verge of standing for absolutely nothing, and that my dear friends is exactly when we will fall.

It’s going go how it will go but you can keep yourself from it, do not be a part of anything that dares rear itself in defiance to the living God, these were will one day come to pass, no one knows that day,but it will, as assuredly as it is written, will in fact happen.

Revelation 18:4:”And I heard another voice from heaven, saying,Come out of her, ye my people, be NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS, and receive NOT of her plagues.”

We can pray for change, but we can all decide for ourselves to not be party to those sins God speaks of, and I do pray that this will turn around but if not, don’t let anyone take your faith and your belief in the true things of God, and May God have mercy on us.

Φλογιζω NBJ 2020 Rev. Nina Brown Johnson

 

 

 

EAGLE

There once was a beautiful, beautiful eagle. He was a very, very old eagle and came from a long line that had watched the birth of a nation and the determination of people to break free from tyranny.

Eagle knew the story of how a people left homes, riches, and all they have ever known to take a journey completely by faith.

Faith that would lead them to a plentiful land free from the persecution they suffered and  for freedom, freedom to worship the one true, creator God .

Many died on this journey and many more after their arrival, but God had given them land that a plague had left empty. And as time went he blessed them in all they did and they kept his commandments and worshipped him openly. Over time the apron strings of the mother country would prove that a battle would indeed need fought before true, true freedom would be won.

Eagle watched our forefathers as they tried at first to keep peace with their overlords and he watched as one by one stood up and proclaimed this land would be for liberty and it should be for all.

His favorite of these men would be Patrick Henry, a voice among the great voices who shaped our land. He heard him say words such as  “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what course others may take but as for me give me liberty or give me death.”

He watched as tea poured into the harbor  and cries of  “The British are coming!” bellowed through the land. He watched as bloody soldiers fought to the death and gunpowder flooded the air and the sound of cannons echoed. And he watched as they pressed on, pressed on in their battle, because they would be free or they would die but they would never surrender.

He watched as this great battle came to a close and America proclaimed her freedom, freedom from her overlords and she would now shine as beacon to the whole world.

Eagle was honored as he was chosen to be her great symbol, brave, strong, powerful, and above all free.

He would be given olives branches, that he would always extend peace and he would reserve his great force as a last resort.

He would be given arrows, that he would use that force if necessary to defend his liberty and his people.

He would be given his shield to protect him and all he stood for and his main stand was “Death to tyranny”.

Eagle watched as the constitution was written and signed and he thought upon the words of his friend Patrick Henry, ” The constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

And Eagle soared, high in the sky, the sun warming him and flying higher and higher playfully trying to catch the ever elusive rainbow that the Creator had placed in the sky, a symbol of his glory and promise and Eagle knew that near the rainbow he would always be safe.

And he watched on, as struggles, trails, and heartaches came to the great land brought through evil men who had crept in there.

His feathers tattered a few times as freedom for those enslaved had to be won, pitting brother against brother and splitting the country in half.

He was ruffled as leader after leader rose and new troubles were unveiled, but storms would always pass and he would again gain his ground, liberty, bravery, and justice were on his wings.

Then suddenly it started growing dark, darker and darker as the new generations forgot their heritage and lost the wisdom held by the fathers, Eagle was reminded again of these words, “It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains” that were long ago spoken by Patrick Henry.

He listened as laws were changed, comprises made, and the peace that had been so hard-fought for was pandered away by making truces with those who hate us.

He listened as prayer to the creator was taken away, he heard as they mocked and profaned the Son of God’s holy name.

He looked on with horror as the holy laws, the ten commandments of God were ridiculed and taken away.

He looked on as a people who once had been free now were told what they may and may not do.

He looked down and saw streets lined with half naked  people, and parades, and mocking’s of the crucifixion of Jesus, the Son of God, reminding him again the warning of his friend, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason people of other faiths have been offered asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”

Horror for his people took hold as the sky darkened and grew black and a strong wind violently blew and whipped around him, in the darkness his path was unclear and the battering winds against his wings knocked him off-balance, as he tried to regain flight something caught his eye, it was a rainbow!

 If he could just get to the protection of the rainbow he would be safe and regain his strength. But as he flew closer to hide under the protection of safety of the Creator, he realized this was  not the real rainbow, but a piece of fabric blowing in the great wind, and as it caught him, he became tangled, his olive branches and shield crashed to the ground, his arrows broke in the struggle to regain flight and Eagle fought with all he had but to no avail, He crashed helplessly to the ground.

As his heart beat faded, and drawing his last breath, as his eyes grew dim, he caught sight of shimmering in the field, it was the soft, amber glow of a fire burning and as Eagle’s life continued to slowly fade, he felt comfort, because he was sure that in that fire, he heard in the distance, that old funeral song, that old faithful hymn, that he remembered from the battlefields and the old camp meetings……. 

” Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, 

  He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,

  He hath loosed the lightning of his terrible swift sword,

His truth is marching on… 

  Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,

 Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,  

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,

His truth is marching on………..”

N. BrownJohnson 2015/ All rights reserved.

Original post date: July 4, 2015 Revisited July 3, 2019

EAGLE

There once was a beautiful, beautiful eagle. He was a very, very old eagle and came from a long line that had watched the birth of a nation and the determination of people to break free from tyranny.

Eagle knew the story of how a people left homes, riches, and all they have ever known to take a journey completely by faith.

Faith that would lead them to a plentiful land free from the persecution they suffered and  for freedom, freedom to worship the one true, creator God .

Many died on this journey and many more after their arrival, but God had given them land that a plague had left empty. And as time went he blessed them in all they did and they kept his commandments and worshipped him openly. Over time the apron strings of the mother country would prove that a battle would indeed need fought before true, true freedom would be won.

Eagle watched our forefathers as they tried at first to keep peace with their overlords and he watched as one by one stood up and proclaimed this land would be for liberty and it should be for all.

His favorite of these men would be Patrick Henry, a voice among the great voices who shaped our land. He heard him say words such as  “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what course others may take but as for me give me liberty or give me death.”

He watched as tea poured into the harbor  and cries of  “The British are coming!” bellowed through the land. He watched as bloody soldiers fought to the death and gunpowder flooded the air and the sound of cannons echoed. And he watched as they pressed on, pressed on in their battle, because they would be free or they would die but they would never surrender.

He watched as this great battle came to a close and America proclaimed her freedom, freedom from her overlords and she would now shine as beacon to the whole world.

Eagle was honored as he was chosen to be her great symbol, brave, strong, powerful, and above all free.

He would be given olive branches, that he would always extend peace and he would reserve his great force as a last resort.

He would be given arrows, that he would use that force if necessary to defend his liberty and his people.

He would be given his shield to protect him and all he stood for and his main stand was “Death to tyranny”.

Eagle watched as the constitution was written and signed and he thought upon the words of his friend Patrick Henry, ” The constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

And Eagle soared, high in the sky, the sun warming him and flying higher and higher playfully trying to catch the ever elusive rainbow that the Creator had placed in the sky, a symbol of his glory and promise and Eagle knew that near the rainbow he would always be safe.

And he watched on, as struggles, trails, and heartaches came to the great land brought through evil men who had crept in there.

His feathers tattered a few times as freedom for those enslaved had to be won, pitting brother against brother and splitting the country in half.

He was ruffled as leader after leader rose and new troubles were unveiled, but storms would always pass and he would again gain his ground, liberty, bravery, and justice were on his wings.

Then suddenly it started growing dark, darker and darker as the new generations forgot their heritage and lost the wisdom held by the fathers, Eagle was reminded again of these words, “It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains” that were long ago spoken by Patrick Henry.

He listened as laws were changed, comprises made, and the peace that had been so hard-fought for was pandered away by making truces with those who hate us.

He listened as prayer to the creator was taken away, he heard as they mocked and profaned the Son of God’s holy name.

He looked on with horror as the holy laws, the ten commandments of God were ridiculed and taken away.

He looked on as a people who once had been free now were told what they may and may not do.

He looked down and saw streets lined with half naked  people, and parades, and mocking’s of the crucifixion of Jesus, the Son of God, reminding him again the warning of his friend, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason people of other faiths have been offered asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”

Horror for his people took hold as the sky darkened and grew black and a strong wind violently blew and whipped around him, in the darkness his path was unclear and the battering winds against his wings knocked him off-balance, as he tried to regain flight something caught his eye, it was a rainbow!

 If he could just get to the protection of the rainbow he would be safe and regain his strength. 

But as he flew closer to hide under the protection of safety of the Creator, he realized this was  not the real rainbow, but a piece of fabric blowing in the great wind, and as it caught him, he became tangled, his olive branches and shield crashed to the ground, his arrows broke in the struggle to regain flight and Eagle fought with all he had but to no avail, He crashed helplessly to the ground.

As his heart beat faded, and drawing his last breath, as his eyes grew dim, he caught sight of shimmering in the field, it was the soft, amber glow of a fire burning and as Eagle’s life continued to slowly fade, he felt comfort, because he was sure that in that fire, he heard in the distance, that old funeral song, that old faithful hymn, that he remembered from the battlefields and the old camp meetings……. 

” Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, 

  He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,

  He hath loosed the lightning of his terrible swift sword,

  His truth is marching on… 

  Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,

  Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,  

  Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,

  His truth is marching on………..”

* Authors note: This post is from 07/04/2015, but amidst all that is going on in our country and in the face of the “cancel culture” movement and cries to destroy history from our records, one thing remains true, as has been said many times by many others, we learn by our mistakes and we are warned by memories of the past reminding us of the error of our ways that “society”viewed during those times as acceptable.

But without Jesus Christ, and the blessing of Almighty God on us and on our land we are and will be absolutely nothing and we  welcome that blessing by and through our obedience to the Word of God and regardless of what society DICTATES or demands that we believe, we must stay true to what GOD through his Word has commanded us, and that is to worship him and love him and to be the representative bearing his Holy name as his child and follow the teaching of Philippians 2:15: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation among whom ye shine as lights in the world.”

N. BrownJohnson 2015/ All rights reserved.

Original post date: July 4, 2015 Revisited July 3, 2019

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