“A Brief Intermission”

“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire is cometh, it is the tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12

You gotta have hope! I love that verse because think about it, when we get discouraged and life throws everything at us, “but the kitchen sink”, as our Southern sayings go, we can lose hope and nothing is worse than feeling hopeless.

As that verse tells us it literally sickens our heart. It also destroys our health, peace, and withers away our very souls, but when the thing we had hoped for and almost given up hope on, finally comes to be, we have such joy, such newness, that brings a fresh breath not only to our life but to our very soul.

And you may be thinking,” Okay Lady, aren’t you supposed to be working on the judgements?’ To which I would surely answer, “Why yes, actually I am.  But the really really tricky part with dealing with the judgments is to attempt to deal with it without being overwhelming, it is heavy and it is doom. destruction, and peril, and if not dealt with correctly could lead to a feeling of hopelessness for anyone studying it.

Which is maybe why many ministers have a hard time embracing the very necessary teaching of it. I love a good sermon myself, but God gave us the entire Bible, including the books that make people uncomfortable, or more like terrified.

So bearing all that as I was working on a little something about “climate change”, I felt that we may need to have a little intermission to restore our hope and remember the end goal and the beauty that will come after all the pain.

As I pondered which way to go with the thought, I was out walking yesterday and it was so absolutely beautiful as autumn has come and the leaves were brilliant with the sun peeking through the trees some still quite green but now mingled with golden yellows, flaming orange, and gorgeous shades of burgundy, the sky perfectly blue scattered with a cloud or two, enough fallen leaves to crackle underfoot as I walked, and the air so crisp with the unmistakable scent of hickory nuts, many of which are now scattered about.

And I love it! And it always amazes me how something so beautiful can be the result of its actual death, it is loveliest just before it finally falls to the ground, surrendering to the cold, snow, and ice to come.

Much like the judgments, their impending doom and destruction does indeed mean the end of what was known or what will ever be again but just as those trees will restore completely renewed after winters assault, so will earth and those who have chosen to serve Jesus, restoration and beauty, peace and eternal joy, as never experienced before.

And like in our own lives when seasons change, all things change in order to produce greater things.

To be restored something had to be lost or damaged, and God restores to conditions even better than before.

To be renewed something has to have grown tired, and weary or have been weakened.

To be revived something has to be on the edge of death.

So before we move on to more judgments we’ll look at what we have to look forward too.

My favorite, I have used it in many a post, it is a picture of the resurrection of the dead and the rapture of the church at the return of Christ, and it is actually compared to the seasons of earth.

Song of Solomon 2:10-13:“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my fair one, and come away. 

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the signing of the birds is come, and the voice of the turtle (turtledove) is heard in our land;

The fig tree putteth forth her green figs and the vines with the tender grape gives a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”

Jesus is our beloved and his church is his love, his fair one and what a beautiful picture of the times of trouble, the winter of earth over and all the rain of sorrows, fire, brimstone from the heavens that will come with the judgments will also with his reign over earth, be gone.

I was reminded of this verse a few weeks back, as I walked by my father’s grapevine, the aroma was heavenly, and these verses are such as  blessed reassurance that one day, everything will be made new.

And you probably know these final verses well, but this is our hope and this is why we want to share not only the Gospel, but to share the judgments to come, because if they do not know what is coming and why, how can they possibly repent and be spared all those dreaded events that will come upon earth?

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first were passed away; and there was no more sea.

And I John saw the holy city new Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow. nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new, And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him that is athirst of the fountain of teh water of life freely.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; And I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 

But the fearful ( This usage means cowardly) and unbelieving, and abominable, and murders, and whoremongers (sexually immoral),and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is teh second death.

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the last seven plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.

Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.

And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.

On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

And the wall the city had twelve foundations, and in (on) them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 

And the city lieth foursquare (;aid out as a square), and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs (fifteen hundred miles) The length, the breadth, and the height of it are equal.

And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits 216 feet), according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

And the building (construction) of the wall of it was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

And the foundations of the wall city were garnished (adorned) with all manner of precious stones.

The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eight, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; and every several (individual) gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten(illuminate) it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 

And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it.

And the gates of it shall not be shit at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 

And they shall bring the glory and honour of nations into it.

And there shall in no wise (no way) enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh(causes) abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

And the shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

And there shall be no night there; no need no candle (lamp), neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever.

And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done (take place). 

Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” Revelation 21:1-27 & Revelation 22:1-7

You have to have hope in these things to endure the knowledge of those things which are to come. I do pray that this has been a  pleasant intermission, please stay with as we go forward learning about the judgements from various books of the Bible and we will also talk about what life on the new earth and new Jerusalem will be like, and I promise you this, it will be beautiful beyond our wildest dreams!

Have a blessed week! Love & Peace to you and yours, thanks for reading!

Φλογιζω NBJ 2021/ Rev. N. Brown Johnson

“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

“Trumpets preparing to sound” Part #1

“HO, (means listen closely to hear an announcement) every one that thirsteth, Come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat; yea, Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Wherefore (Why) do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken (listen) diligently unto me, and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness (abundance). 

Incline your ear, (HEAR) and Come unto me: Hear and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not,and nations that knew the not shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;

LET the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him RETURN unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55: 1-7

This is yet another invitation, the invitation that is mirrored in Revelation 22:17: And the Spirit and the bride say, Come, And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” 

I have been really stressing that one and it should look very familiar so we have established that God has indeed sent that invitation out since the fall of man, through the prophets of old, through his disciples, through his minister of fire, and through the deaths of an untold number of those martyred through the centuries for the Word of Christ, and those who are even today being martyred for the testimony of God, choosing death rather than a life requiring them to deny the one true God, and with every one of those deaths, that call is becoming increasing louder, that call is screaming, Come! 

Their deaths are not going unnoticed, God is aware of every one of them,, as Jesus promised that not one hair will perish, even death can not destroy the life he has created.

He himself,as God, told us through the prophet Isaiah to Come, repent, knowing as David knew, that He is merciful and wants to save all who are willing to be saved.

We have discussed the gathering of the church, the rapture, the day in which Jesus will call the dead from their graves and those who have remained faithful to his truth, from this earth, to hide them, if you will, for but a moment, while things get done the “hard way”.

Remember we can do it the easy way or the hard way, and unfortunately, it looks like for billions it is gonna have to be the hard way. It is hard to fathom how a country could turn so far from God and especially at such a horrifying speed.

But nevertheless, my friends, it has happened and as we have studied in great detail the urgency of which those unrepentant have been welcomed and warned, we must now study what will befall earth.

Not just one country, not just pagan nations, not just the baby killing God haters who refuse salvation because their hearts have been turned through their own hatred to pure blackness, not just this group or that group, but these judgments will come upon the entire earth.

To start us out on this journey, I want to back it up a bit, in Revelation, a few verses before our final invitation is given in unison from the Spirit and the bride.

Revelation 22:10.11:“And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings (words) of this book; for the time is at hand.

He that is  unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”

He told John to not seal up the Book, meaning that his word and his warnings would be there, available for all, who will, to read for themselves that they would know that time is at hand, and whatever state they are in, that is the state in which they shall remain.

And there are always people scoffers, (as the Bible calls them) who will want to argue with you, “Well, I have heard that all my life and it hasn’t happened yet.”

Good for them! Good for them to have been born into a generation before seeing these things come upon earth, but they can not argue the facts of the state of degradation this world is now in.

Or argue, that just by watching any news program we can see daily all the signs Jesus told us we would see at the end time, all the unrest of nations, all the earthquakes, all the sickness, all the woes of those birth pangs that we were foretold, so that we would know that that time is near.

Before we get too far into this, because it will be a progressive series dealing with the coming judgments, let me give just as a refresher for the societal attributes that are now running amok and are effectively bringing down that divine judgment, I have used all  these in posts past but we’ll add the here so you will have a cohesive picture to compare as to the world around us, and also I never want you to take my word for it, I write these verse straight from the King James Bible and ask that you take your Bible and go along and read them also so that God can lead you to other scriptures he may have for you.

So here we go:

Romans 1:28-32: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient (fitting)

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornifaction, wickedness, covertness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate (strife), deceit, malignity (evil-mindedness); whisperers,

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful (violent),proud, boasters,inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 

Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable (unforgiving),unmerciful;

Who knowing the judgment (righteous judgment) of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in (approve of) them that do them.”

I think the one that has stood out the most to me is “without natural affection”, it’s like people have lost all sense of decency, not even remotely caring about anyone else, I have been appalled by all the abortionists bragging about having abortions, screaming about their rights and wanting to murder a baby at nine month tern when anyone else killing that child would be charged with the murder that it is, and the disregard for life allowing the assisted suicides of people at a whim, and God is still definitely holding earth accountable for all that blood.

But you can just read that list for yourself and take a look around and you don’t need me to tell you this is real, written long long ago, so that we now, would know what we are seeing when we see it.

The bigger problem is this, we have been seeing it.

Ezekiel 33:3-5: “If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

He heard  the sound of the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him; But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.”

As God originally gave out these warnings, he expressly said that it his will for the wicked to repent, and I want to give you that verse also.

Ezekiel 33: 11 (a&b):” Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn ye, turn ye, from your evil ways;…”

We’ll start here, where part of these judgments were handed down and then go from there  and tie it up in Revelation in our series as we study these things.

But what I want you to notice here is that the judgment against original Babylon was also prophesied against spiritual Babylon the Great. that would be a great nation at the end of days.

Jeremiah 51: 33-64: ” 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.

Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me ,he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates (delicacies), he hath cast me out.

The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood  upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. 

Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.

And Babylon shall become heaps (a heap of ruins), a dwelling place for dragons (Jackals), an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell (growl) as lions whelps.

In their heat (excitement) I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the Lord.

I will bring them down  like lambs to the slaughter,like rams with he (male) goats.

How is Shesach (code word for Babylon) taken! and how the praise of the whole earth surprised (is seized)! how is Babylon become an astonishment (desolate) among the nations!

The sea is come up on Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof. Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man (no living person) dwelleth, neither does any son of man pass thereby (gone forever).

And I will punish Bel (pagan deity) in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.

My people, go ye out of the midst of her and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord.

And lest your heart faint, and ye for fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do (bring) judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: Her whole land shall be confounded (ashamed) , and all of her slain shall fall in the midst of her.

Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing (sing joyously) for Baylon: for the spoilers (plunderers) shall come unto her from the north, saith the Lord.

As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall all the slain of all the earth. 

Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the Lord afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the Lord’s house.

Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will do (bring) judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shal groan.

Though Babylon should mount up (ascend) to the heaven and though she should fortify her strength, yet from me shall spoilers (plunderers) come unto her saith the Lord.

A sound of cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans.;

Because the Lord hath spoiled (plundered) Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered;

Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the Lord God of recompenses shall surely requite (repay).

And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains (governors),and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall all sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in (nations, because of) the fire, and they shall be weary.

The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seriah  the son of Neriah , the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judea into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seriah was a quite prince (quartermaster).

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.”

Please stay with me for this series and we’ll look at the mirror images of this prophecy in Revelation and go forward studying end time events.

Φλογιζω NBJ 2021/ Rev. N. Brown Johnson

 

“And perhaps if the leaders should repent…”

“The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonas (Jonah) ; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here.” Matthew 12:41

Of course that was Jesus speaking in our scripture and he was warning those of the day that as those of days past would all be raised from the dead, together in judgment, that the people of Nineveh, whose wickedness had set them on a course for divine destruction, would even condemn those of this generation, because even the most wicked of Nineveh was wise enough to heed the warning of Jonah, because God not desiring to destroy those of the earth, sends his messengers to urge repentance. 

Jonah had been sent to them, although quite unwillingly, sent nevertheless, proclaiming that if they would not repent and turn from their wickedness that God would destroy them through his righteous judgment. 

Now I want to show you that this repentance came down from the leaders, when a nation comes under judgment, the judgment comes because of wickedness that has been allowed or made into law by those in power, so not only must the people repent the leaders must also repent.

Jonah 3:4-10: “And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

For the word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

And he caused it to be proclaimed through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; let them not feed, not drink water;

But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God; yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

Who can tell if God will turn and repent (relent), and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented (relented) of the evil that he said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.” 

So you see, once the king got all the people on board and they humbled themselves God spared them.

I want to give you another such story,  we see how God spared them from judgment and in the next story we will see the hand of God protect those who were surrounded by multiple enemies. Because  either way, we don’t need me to tell us what a mess we are in, but my job is to do just that and to encourage everyone to pray, pray like never before, and pray for those in power to do the right thing and seek God and his protection, because without God no one stands.

2 Chronicles 20:1-30: ” It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.

Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side of Syria; and behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi.

And Jehoshaphat feared and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all of Judah. 

And Judah gathered themselves themselves together, to ask help of the Lord: even out of all the cities of Judah the came to seek the Lord.

And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court,

And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all kingdoms of the heathen (nations)? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?

Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend forever?

And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,

If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is as this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.

And now, behold, the children of Ammon, and Moab and mount Seir, who thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;

Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do; but our eyes are upon thee.

And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaniah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the Lord in the midst of the congregation;

And he said , Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours’s but God’s.

To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.

Ye shall not need to fight in this battle; set (position) yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem; fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them; for the Lord will be with you.

And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face toward the ground; and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.

And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and the children of the Kornites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

And they rose early in the morning and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that they should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth forever.

And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten (defeated).

For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants on mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of (had finished with) the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped destroy another.

And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.

And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil (plunder) of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days in gathering the spoil, it was so much.

And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah (literally means Blessing); for there they blessed the Lord; therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.

Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the Lord had made them to rejoice over their enemies.

And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries (stringed instruments) and harps and trumpets unto the house of the Lord.

And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the Lord fought against the enemies of Israel. So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for God gave him rest round about.”

If only our leaders would seek the Lord… pray that they do so.

Φλογιζω NBJ 2021/ Rev. N. Brown Johnson

THE LAMB “Pouring of the blood”

“Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord; I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread (trample) my courts?

Bring no more vain oblations (futile sacrifices); incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away (endure) with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me, I am weary to bear them.

And when ye spread forth your hands (pray), I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear, your hands are full of blood (bloodshed).

Wash you, make you clean; put away evil from your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

Learn to do well; seek judgment (justice),relieve the oppressor (reprove, reprimand those who oppress others), judge (DEFEND, vindicate) the fatherless, Plead for the widow.

COME NOW, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.” Isaiah 1:10-18 

Since the dawn of time humans have had a twisted ideal of what God requires, some have believed falsely that He requires stern severity in our lives and in our relationships with others and this was often due to the hardness of their own hearts, using misinterpreted scriptures as a basis to justify their own evil actions. 

Especially when it comes to mistreating children, ethnic groups not our own, women, and the most vulnerable of the world. And just as he pointed out in this passage, expressly mentioning the rulers of Sodom and people of Gomorrah the bloodshed, just as the blood of the aborted babies have spiritually stained this earth and the sickening irony is that in my state, here in America, the governor decided to do away with the death people but still scream out to be a slaughter state when it comes to murdering the unborn.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not pro death penalty either, I just can’t stomach the hypocritical “mercy” of the leaders we have here in “Sodom”, life is life and all life is created of God and is sacred.

In this passage, God is referring to what Jesus would echo when he said this, quoting prophecy of Isaiah, THIS PEOPLE DRAWETH NIGH UNTO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH, AND HOUNRETH ME WITH THEIR LIPS; BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE FAR FROM ME. BUT IN VAIN DO TEHY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN.” Matthew 15:8,9   

Those who profess Christ in word or hide behind the label of Christianity and yet their actions prove otherwise.

The absence of mercy and gentleness, grace, and compassion is proof positive that they are not whom they claim to be just as when the Sanhedrim chose to accuse Jesus of blasphemy and the crowd cried fro his death, they professed to know God to worship God and yet they screamed for the crucifixion of his only Son.

As God sent his word, he sent prophet after prophet, their cries, such as this one from Hosea 6:6: ”

For I have desired mercy (faithfulness), and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” ringing through the earth and yet falling on deaf ears, because those ears chose their own deafness, for it was much more to their pleasure to refuse to hear the truth as they could continue in their own self righteous vain worship of a God who they did not even know.

If they refuse to know him in truth, but continue in their version of service and worship, choosing their own interpretations of what commandments or teachings they want to follow of they falsely believe that they will not be held accountable to him. 

Jesus came to this earth to end this once and for all, his ultimate purpose to cleanse us from sin and reconcile us back to the father, but he also came to teach us the truth, the truth of what it was and is to be a child of the King, what it means to truly love others, and he gave us example of how we are to live, and most importantly LOVE

and the depths of his love for us a love that was willing to be the ultimate sacrifice for all mankind and by becoming that sacrifice his precious blood covering us making us clean in him.

“Now before the feast of passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. And supper being ended, the devil now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simons’s son to betray him.

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things unto his hands, and that he was from God, and went (was going) to God; he riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

After that he poured water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

Then cometh he to Simon Peter; and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet (Are you washing my feet)?

Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.  

Simon Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet, Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part of me.” John 13:1-8

Peter was really apprehensive, the thought of his Lord, subserviently washing his feet was just all kinds of wrong to him, and aren’t we like that sometimes, thinking that we don’t need a savior to clean us up that we’ll clean ourselves us up, in our time when we are “ready” and when we can “live it” then we will accept Jesus’ offer of salvation.

I wonder how many people are in hell today or how many people are chained in misery, choosing to wear those chains of bondage because they buy the lies of Satan or their own misguided thoughts of righteousness, like Peter, stating “Thou shalt NEVER was my feet”, we can never wash our own sins away, there is nothing we could ever do in our human power to scrub away the filth this world covers us in. There is nothing in any other religion, teachings, or pagan deities or the lack thereof, that would ever wash us. Only Jesus, only the blood if the perfect, sinless, spotless Lamb of God and the covering of his blood.

Just as the blood of a spotless lamb applied to the doorposts of the homes of the Hebrews when God visited Egypt with death and that first blessed Passover, that blood signifying to the death angel that those inside were the children of Jehovah God and they were not to be harmed as he went about extinguishing the lives of the firstborn as the judgments against Pharaoh’s enslavement of God’s chosen and his refusal of God’s demand for their release were carried out. And as Jesus kept that earthly passover with his disciples, he instructed them in that from this point forward it would be His blood that would offer cleansing and protection.

“And they went and found as he had said unto them; and made ready the passover.

And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.

And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; For I say unto you, I will not eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves; For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you; this do ye in remembrance of me. 

Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the cup of the new testament (covenant) in my blood, which is shed for you.” Luke 22:13-20

Now lets talk about his broken body and his blood that poured out for us all.

Isaiah 52:14 prophecy would read as this: “As many were astonied at thee; his visage (appearance) so marred more than any man, and his form (body) more than the sons of man.”

He was so beaten and his appearance so distorted, had you known him well, you still would not have recognized him, His face and body so savagely beaten unlike anything that would have been seen at any arrest or crucifixions.

And THIS, THIS is the account of his body being broken and his blood poured out, for you, for me, for us.

And as the cup that Jesus told them to take and divide among themselves, this is the truth of Gospel that we should be dividing, giving one to another and sharing, not the politics and drama of this world, but the eternal truth of what Jesus Christ did for us at the cross. Nothing else in this world matters and pales in comparison to greatest display of mercy the world will ever know. I remember encounter with the brutal truth of the cross, it was the night before Easter and I was tiny, probably about 7 or so and I was watching TV, and evidently, I realized later, it was “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, my Mom and Dad were in the kitchen and I had been watching this show it was so wonderful, He was so kind, and then it got to the part when they arrested him and I watched in horror as they , beat him, made fun of him, , shoved a crown of thorns on his head, striped the blood from his back with whips and t then they nailed him to the cross, and Mom had always told me when people died or whatever on a show we were watching for me not to get upset that it was just  a movie and they weren’t really hurt or dead, so I had to know because this movie was different and I had heard about God and Jesus, so I ran crying into the kitchen and I cried ‘Mommy, is this real?” and she followed me back into the living room to see what i was watching, and she looked at Jesus on the cross, and with tears in her eyes, she said, “Yeah, Honey, they really did that to him.” so I cried and cried and kept watching in hopelessness but as the movie went on, at the end of those those three days a wonderous thing happened, He rose!

For sake of “time” in reading this we’ll pick this up after Judas had betrayed Jesus and he had been arrested and the crowd had screamed for the release of Barabbas and the crucifixion of Jesus, and please keep in mind as the Bible uses the word scourged, scourged means that tied him to a whipping post and beat him with cat o nine whips, which is a whip made of multiple leather strips with metal or sometime bone attached to the end of each strip, so with every hit it cut and pulled pieces of actual flesh from his body and remember “By HIS stripes we are healed”, he suffered that for us.

Then released he Barabas unto them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the WHOLE band of soldiers.

And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, Saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they led him away to crucify him.

And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; him they compelled to bear his cross.

And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, this is to say, a place of a skull.

They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

And they crucified him, and parted his garments(divided his clothes), casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, THEY PARTED MY GARMENTS AMONG THEM, AND UPON MY VESTURE THEY DID CAST LOTS.

And sitting down they watched him there. And set up over his head his accusation written, JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

And they that passed by reviled (blasphemed) him, wagging their heads, and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest in again in three days, save thyself, if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

Likewise the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others, himself he cannot save, if he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross and we will believe him.

He trusted in God ; let him deliver him now, if he will have him; for he said, I am the Son of God.

The thieves also which were with him, cast the same in his teeth (made the same comments)

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli lamasabachthani? that is to say, MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME? 

Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elisas.

And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.

Jesus, when he had cried with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost (died).” Matthew 27:26-50

You can read more details through studying the accounts of this in the four Gospels, including the salvation of one of the thieves, I encourage that, but as you read, you can see what he suffered and how these people did not fear God in the slightest, not only in crucifing Jesus but in their blasphemous words as he was dying.

We’ll check out the glorious resurrection next time and until then bless you, and if you have not accepted the gift Jesus has offered, what better time than now to accept him and accept the sacrifice of his blood that poured down.

Φλογιζω NBJ 2021/ Reverend Nina Brown Johnson

 

“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

 

 

 

“Useless Resistance”

“And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like?

They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you (played the flute for you) , and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

For john the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.

The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans (tax collectors)  and sinners!

But Wisdom is justified in her children.” Luke 7:31-35 

Most ministers, teachers, and believers can certainly identify with his statement and now more so that ever and rightfully so. Many of us have been calling it for years, I myself often at times feeling like “Chicken Little’ when trying to warn the world that things were coming and and all that glitters is not gold and when it comes to the written word of God and all that has been foretold, has, is, and will come to pass, just as he said that it would.  And through it al people have scoffed, pondered, and tried to logically reason, just how they could not see how any of these things could take place.

Well they have,and they are, and they will continue to do so, so I am not even going down the list of all the woes because all we need to do is watch the news to know all about it and you already do.

And when it comes to sharing the Gospel and trying to win souls and in my case, trying to  enlighten people to all the dangers seen and unseen and those that dangers that they just do not want to acknowledge, you know the “little foxes” that the Bible warns us of.

We do tend to like what works for us and we are super efficient at justifying behaviors, actions, and thoughts whether or not we can line those up with the word. Which is what has led us to where we are now, when the Gospel is often watered down and very user friendly and that’s the deal, right there.

Our human nature is quite the beast and since the rebellion in the garden it has been on.

Check out this passage from 1 Samuel 15:22,23, we’ll pick it at Samuel’s reply to Saul after Saul had disobeyed God and quickly justified himself while blaming his people for that disobedience, and trying to convince Samuel that that act of disobedience was actually intended  for good,and it was going to cost, and it was going to cost him his crown.

“And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken (listen) than fat of rams.  

For  rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.  Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected the as king.” That one verse covers it so well, rebellion, just good old fashioned,  attitude, nothing more than an attitude of “I don’t have too and you can’t make me”.

This has been our issue since the garden, afterall, that was exactly what Eve did, the serpent convinced, she’d be fine, she’d be smart and there wasn’t anything bad really gonna happen if she just took a bite.

And we also know she took the bait, and she took the bite, and that ONE SINGLE ACT, even though all three of them were in trouble with God and Adam very much alos sinned and was just as guilty, still it was ONE moment, ONE act of disobedience and look at the price that has been paid to repair the damage that ONE action had caused. But what I want to focus on is this, God told them to destroy these things because these things would be dangerous to them.

God,as we all know told Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit because He knew what the outcome would be, it destroyed everything they had known and people upon people to us, even today are still in our state because of that failure to take him at his word and trust that his way is best and that whatever he is telling us to do or not to do it I ALWAYS for our good.

He is God, we do not add anything to him, he has NO pleasure in anything bad befalling us, quite the opposite, He tells us these things because  He love us and wants good for us. He has absolutely NO pleasure in us being hurt, lost, sad, or destroyed by sin, alcohol, or pagan beliefs.

He is pure love and pure mercy and He  loves us and his command to obey him is that we listen to his word, listen to that little voice inside that warns us of bad decisions and dangers ahead, not because he power trips, and Oh my, who could have better reason to?

Who would ever have more right to display their absolute power over life, death, heaven, hell and all of eternity, than the one who CREATED all these?

He is God, He CREATED everything, everything that was, is, or ever will be! Why would he need to “torment’ humans to feel powerful? He IS all the power!

BUT God is NOT like that and those who believe their rebellion against him is justified only do not realize that they are helplessly deceived and that Satan is feeding them with that same food he had Eve swallow.

So as Jesus said so beautifully, as is ever word that flows from his lips, utter perfection, the maturity level not quite there, wanting to be catered to, self desires and self willed, and all about them, so they are offered music, joyous music to lift them but no, they will not dance, no matter how the Gospel is “packaged” and I don’t think it should be, BUT I do understand the thought behind it, and as Paul said he “became” all things to win some, so I dig the need to connect to wins souls, but I think we can all admit, it has went way too far, and in that produces the candy coats, because we took the Gospel completely out of it in order to get people in “churches’ and there is absolutely no salvation without repentance and you can not have repentance while in constant state of sin.

So we played those “flutes”, we tried we showed the beautiful, the exciting aspects of serving God and still they “danced” not, they did not accept the joy, the freedom that surrender to Christ would have given them.

So we cried, we cried and we have wailed, howled, begged, and pleaded, Please, please wake up,please take notice of all we say, and please acknowledge your mortal soul,because the days are numbered and even if we had all the time in the world (which we don’t) still none have the promise of the next breath.

We cried out for years to be careful in your steps, we cried to stop killing the innocent and slaughtering the babies, we have cried that judgment would come if repetenace did not come soon, we have cried that Babylon the Great will be destroyed from the face of earth and we have wailed that all the destruction  detailed in the Book of Revelation will surely come upon this earth and yet, not one tear, because they scoff, laugh, and absolutely refuse to believe, but God does not need us to believe in him.

That has always amazed me when people are so adamant that they do NOT believe in God, and yet that does NOT prevent his existence.

And one day they will understand that whether they choose to believe or not, he  will make believers of them all, and that is not to say they will serve him or surrender to him, but that is saying that they day is coming that they will NO longer have the option of  saying that “don’t believe” when the are faced with his rule over this earth.

So all, in all, no matter what we say, or how we present there will be those who will not be happy with any of it.

So we have piped, we have cried, and now it is time for us to offer a very simple proposal to the world, it is useless to resist, think of it as the old saying, “We can do this the easy way or we can do it the hard way” and to put that in perspective, we lay down some facts.

We all belong to Jesus anyway, even if we rebel, even if we never come to him, never convert, never acknowledge him, we will be condemned in that state but we STILL belong to him and we are all responsible for our choices, as we will be only responsible for our decisions to accept him NOT whether or not anyone else does, or whether or not anyone else in our lives will be happy with that decision.

“The word of the Lord came unto me again, saying, What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children teeth are set on edge?

As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel, BEHOLD, ALL SOULS ARE MINE; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine; the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”Ezekiel 18: 1-4   

That is where that rebellion comes into play,people rebel against God because they want to think their in control and that their logic is far superior to ancient wisdom, and that all that is is what they perceive life to be but we can never know the joy of the Lord or the peace or the fulfillment of the very desire of our soul UNTIL we know the Lord, but that rebellion inside prevents us from coming to that place because we can’t feel it or logically analyze it because we have never known it and the biggest thing we need to stress here is again, we are born carnal then we BECOME spiritual, so it can’t be based on what we think we know because once we are in the family of Christ we realize really fast that that no matter  what we thought we knew, we had actually known nothing!

But we ALL were created and HE is our Creator and there is nothing, nothing, no belief system, no scholar, no philosophy, NOTHING that can EVER change that fact.

So here we are, one of my favorite accounts in the Bible, very familiar,Paul, (whose name was still at the time Saul, God later changed it) in the height of his persecution of the church, he is prepared, fully legally authorized to bring the men and women of God, bound, beaten, whatever he chose back to Jerusalem, but this was not going to be quite the trip he bargained for, God was going to make a believer of the very one one who sought to destroy the believers.

“And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and SUDDENLY there shined round about him a light from heaven. And he fell to the earth (fell down on the ground), and HEARD a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou Lord?  and THE LORD said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.”  Acts 9:3-5

Love that! Jesus was basically telling Paul that it was “useless to resist”, He had him, there was nothing, absolutely nothing or anyone else could do to deliver him from the hand of Jesus, so it would be in his best interest to surrender.

And remember, now, that Paul had truly believed that the followers of Christ were deranged heretics, he thought he was doing something good by ridding the world of them! That’s the point, we can believe lots of things, we can be very intelligent, and have what we feel are honourable intentions and still be so far off point and be so very wrong and such as in Paul’s case, we can be in very dangerous territory. Jesus could have destroyed him at any time, he could have destroyed him at birth, never even let him make it that far.

He could have destroyed him at  any time as he persecuted God’s people but Jesus wanted Paul to KNOW his real purpose in life and as we know that purpose was a mighty mighty ministry complete with his writing much of the Bible we have today!

Paul at that point became  a believer and went on to know the beauty, mercy, love of Jesus that he could not understand by seeing it in others, he had to be made to know it for himself, but once he knew it, he NEVER wanted anything more.

Because once you have encountered Jesus, and believe me, encountered is a very accurate word, you will NEVER be the same and you will NEVER want to be the same. Paul went the “hard way”, many of us have, myself included, had to have my life destroyed to the point, as all I can ever say is that, Jesus saved me when there wasn’t much left to save and so many of us do go the hard way and that is our biggest regret, Oh if we had only knew, not what we were missing but WHO we were missing!

But that’s what happens when we run, and run from God, we miss out on so many blessings and a love and peace that can’t even be described, you are complete because you are reconciled to the one who holds your very soul in his hand.

And it is in this you realize that he really does love you and only wants the absolute best for you and died and rose again so that you could have it!

So to sum it up, we got a lot going on around us but the focus should be this, Jesus Christ IS returning to this earth, He WILL set up his Kingdom, New Jerusalem, which will be brought DOWN FROM HEAVEN, and He WILL reign over the nations and ALL the people that are left of this world.

The most exciting words written:  Revelation 11:15: “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE BECOME THE KINGDOMS OF OUR LORD, AND OF HIS CHRIST; AND HE SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER.”

It is highly recommended to do it the easy way, you will be so glad you did! but either way, everyone will know that HE IS and THAT HE IS GOD and it is absolutely useless to resist him.

Φλογιζω 2020 NBJ Rev. Nina Brown Johnson

I love this song and I can only imagine the beautiful, beautiful praise that will one day flow from New Jerusalem throughout this earth!

“Unto good”

“And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said Joseph will peradventure (perhaps) hate us, and will certainly requite (repay) us all the evil which we did unto him.

And they sent a messenger unto Joseph saying, Thy father did command us before he died, saying, So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil; and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

And his brethren also went and fell before his face; and they said, Behold we be thy servants. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

But as for you, ye thought (intended) evil against me; BUT GOD MEANT IT UNTO GOOD, TO BRING TO PASS, AS IT IS THIS DAY, TO SAVE MUCH PEOPLE ALIVE.” Genesis 50:15-20

Most are familiar with the story of how Joseph’s brothers became jealous and hated him so much so that they plotted to kill and through him into a pit, but then instead he ending up being taken out of the pit as sold into slavery.

And God had his hand on Joseph, even though he was captive, being held against his will not only through slavery but through the lies of an angry vindictivative woman who falsely accused him of rape because he rejected her advances toward him.

And can you even imagine how wounded and hurt his heart had to have been because he had did absolutely nothing, nothing to them but yet the hated him. Just as that mirror of Jesus, as Jesus said in the Book of John, 15:25, concerning himself and the fulfilling of the prophecy of him…“THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.” 

God does not cause bad things to happen to us, God loves us, but God does USE all things.

Psalm 119:65-72: TETH: “Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O, Lord, according to thy word.

Teach me good judgment and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments. 

Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now have I kept thy word. 

Thou art good, and doest good, teach me thy statutes.

The proud have forged a lie against me; but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

Their heart is as fat as grease (insensible);but I will delight in thy law.

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands in silver and gold.”

Just as Joseph and so many in the Bible and so many of OUR brothers and sisters in the past and even TODAY suffer for the testimony of Christ physically, emotionally and financially to serve the kingdom of God and have overcame through their faith in God and believing for something so much greater than what can be seen.

And there is so much greater,and today hold on to that.

Love & Peace!

Φλογιζω NBJ 2020

“The way”

HE: Psalm 119:33-40: “Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it unto the end.

Give me understanding; and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Make me go in the path of thy commandments; for therein Io delight. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity (looking at worthless things); and quicken (revive) me in the way.

Stablish (establish) thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good. Behold, I have long after thy precepts: quicken (revive) me according to thy righteousness.

The world has reached such a level of wickedness now that is reaching the limits like those that Sodom and Gomorrah and the violence of the days of Noah  Please are so self willed and refuse to believe in the true God and believe that there is “more than one way to heaven” THERE IS NOT.

These are false teachers and liars that only want people to follow them and their pagan demons for the love and love of money and those who claim that mediums, psychics, and the occult  are just “gifted” but that is is an absolute lie and it is EVIL.

More than ever we must be on guard and do not listen to the lies of this world, God has NEVER nor will he ever change his word and he does love his people and his creation and he will forgive those who ask and but so many don’t want forgiveness or Jesus they serve the god of themselves but that is not changing Jesus, or His word or his return to this earth and he delivers his people.

There is one way and one way only.

John 14:5.6: “Thomas saith unto him,Lord, we know not whIther goest; and how can we know the way?  Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE; NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME.”

He is and will forever be THE ONLY one and the ONLY way!

Have a blessed day!

Φλογιζω NBJ 2020/ Reverend Nina Brown Johnson

“Nudging the Neo-Nicolaitanes”

“I am he that liveth, and was dead: and behold I am alive for evermore., Amen. and have the keys of hell and of death.

Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things  which shall be hereafter (take place).

The mystery (a hidden truth) of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks (lampstands). 

The seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” Revelation 1:18-20  

About those messengers, messengers whose job is to relay these messages from God’s word.

All of his warning and his encouragement and I have pointed this out and will continue to, but I love the fact that Jesus gives the good news and the encouragement when addressing the churches then the warnings of what must change or consequences will come.

Consequences such as having those candlesticks removed from his precense.

And he is telling us what has went on, what is currently going on, and what is on the way. So what happened?

Why do we live in such a day that there are teachings so contrary to the Word of God, that once upon a time, no one would have dared to pervert the Word of God, or purposely distort scriptures to fit their own frame, making them appear to mean something in complete opposition to his teachings.

Satan has crept in with the nonsense that in order to “convert” people to Christ, that Christ must be “presented” as a desirable influence in lives and that he is so interested in their acceptance of him, that the majority of his word is now suddenly in our modern age completely void. That his commandment are merely an option, that is open to their interpretation and to the convenience of those commandments in their life.

That Jesus is okay with anything we want to do, any way we want to live, that his is so desperate for us to worship him that he will allow us to walk all over his word, that all that matters to him is that our flesh is happy and accepted.  How insulting is that?

People are not only insulting him, but insulting and negating everything he did on the cross, and the most horrifying of all, absolutely insulting his Holiness by teaching and believing that somehow humanism is of a higher regard than divine authority.

NONE of that is correct!  It could not be any farther from the truth.

And to address the common argument that that these teachings are by the disciples (this is an especially lacking argument considering that the Bible actually says this: 2 Peter 1:21 “For the prophecy came not in old (any) time by the will of man: but holy men OF God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

And that is our major obstacle right now, those who wish to dispute the Bible and pick and choose verses and interpret those verses based on human thinking, God has to give the understanding of those verses and there are many aspects to different stories and those stories and teaching are purposefully distributed through many different books and chapters. 

Which is why the Bible asks this in Romans 10:14,15: “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

And HOW shall they preach, except they be SENT…?”

The field is so open now that any one can say anything and people listen and never question are these teachers SENT?

Are they really of God? If anyone teaches anything contrary to the written word of God, they are not of God.

Just as the stories in the Bible such a Balaam, a false prophet, whom God overruled and forced him to carry out divine will in not allowing him to curse Israel but made him to bless Israel.

Just because titles are prophet, teacher, minister, whatever, doesn’t mean that they are sent from Jehovah God. There are countless scriptures dealing with the false teachers and God actually tells us to “mark” false prophets, meaning that they will come and when they make proclamation that do not come to pass, take note and know that God did nots end them and do not listen to them any further.

Actually, just let me give you that because this is, in my opinion, one of the biggest downfalls today, listening to the wrong voices.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 : “When thou art come unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shat not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any that maketh his son or is daughter to pass through the fire (sacrificed to an idol), or that useth divination (physics), or an observer of the times, (fortune telling), or and enchanter, or a witch, (sorcery), {BTW, no such thing as white “magic” it is all black} Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits (medium), or a wizard, or a necromancer (“channeling” the dead).

For all that do these things are an abomination to the Lord: And because of these abominations the Lord God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect (blameless) with the Lord thy God.

For these nations, which thou shalt possess (dispossess), hearkened unto (listened to and followed) observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord God hath not suffered thee so to do (appointed you to do these things).”

Now here is why, picking up at Deuteronomy 18:15,16: “The Lord God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren,like unto me: unto him thou shalt hearken;

According to all that thou desirest of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see his great fire any more, that I die not.”

And what God was saying here is that they did not want to hear him or see him because they were afraid because they knew by the greatness of his power that he had no equal, and he is telling that that he would send one, like him, just as he confirmed when Jesus was transfigured (Matthew 17:1-9) and they heard the voice out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” 

Now for God telling us to hear this Prophet, which we know is referencing Jesus Christ and he also warns us to be cautious when listening to others, even though they may say that they are speaking on his behalf.

Deuteronomy 18:18-18: ” I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I command him. 

And it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto my words, which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him (meaning he will hold those who do listen to Jesus accountable).

But the prophet which shall PRESUME to speak in a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 

And if thou shat say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath NOT spoken? 

When  a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow NOTnor come to pass (if it doesn’t happen) that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously, thou shalt not be afraid of him.” 

Okay now, we know that God sent Jesus, and Jesus is the final word on all subjects. I want to take you back to Revelation, when Jesus is addressing the churches. Think about this, he IS talking to the churches, these are those who are in his house and he is telling us what has to go, what has to change, as we get these “houses” in order for the soon approaching end day.  

SEVERAL times in these messages he mentions Nicolitanes, he mentions his hatred for their actions and he also mentions Balaam and Jezebel and the “children” of Jezebel, children here meaning those who do as she did, not literally children.  I will just be highlighting a few of these seven churches.

Revelation 2:12-16 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast NOT denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 

BUT  I have a few things against thee, BECAUSE thou hast them THERE that HOLD THE DOCTRINE OF BALAAM, who TAUGHT Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel  (ENTICED them to commit sin) to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication STILL means sexual immortality) .

So hast thou ALSO THEM THAT HOLD THE DOCTRINE OF THE NICOLAITANES, WHICH THING I HATE. 

REPENT, or else I will come to thee quickly, and fight against thee with the sword of my mouth.”  

So we know that he is talking to a church, he is commending them for being true to his name and for keeping the faith, and even having a martyr mentioned as dying for the Gospel, they were holding on and holding on through persecution but despite all that they still ALLOWED FALSE doctrine into their church.

Balaam  actually taught  how to lead the Hebrew women into sin and corrupt them into paganism. That it was “all good” and do as you wish and they fell into that trap.

The Nicolitanes were ones who pretended to be “of the church”, clearly they had infiltrated it, and held the teaching that because they were “spiritual” that they could commit any sin imaginable, frolic with the world and still be right with God! 

Sounds dead on the money to what we’ve got going on now!

They are knowingly allowing teaching and behaviors contrary to the word of God, such as allowing teaching that sin is permissible and that other beleifs are okay, when Jesus said he IS the ONLY way to salvation. And he is telling them to clean it up! Repent, stop it and get it out of their church before he does.

Everyone seems to want to do what everyone else is doing, and if they are doing it, and everyone seems to want to believe if they are, then it must be “right” and  you can do it too

But God does not work that way, didn’t work for Adam when he blamed Eve, didn’t work for Eve when she blamed the serpent and it sure isn’t going to work for us giving the Lord a lame line about “everyone’s doing it”.

He gave his word, people were afraid of God, didn’t want to deal with him, because they knew they would have to live according to HIS standards, so they rejected that, and he came here born to a human but being the absolute only Son of God, and because of his gentleness, his kindness, and his mercy they soon took full advantage of that, in proclaiming that his love (which is real) gave them a license to sin because he loves them too much to bring judgment.

He IS the same, God in the Old Testament, Jesus Christ in the new.

Remember these words? “I AM Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which IS, and which WAS, and WHICH IS TO COME, the Almighty.” 

And again into HIS warning, Revelation 2:18-25: “And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These things SAITH the Son of God, who has his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like unto brass: 

I know thy works, and charity (love) ,and service, and faith, and patience (endurance),and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

Notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, BECAUSE thou sufferest (you ALLOW) that woman Jezebel, that calleth herself a prophetess, to teach, and to seduce (beguile) my servants to commit fornication and eat things sacrificed unto idols.  

And I gave her space (time) to repent of her forncation; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed (sickbed) and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation EXCEPT (unless) THEY REPENT OF THEIR DEEDS.

And I will kill her children (followers of that doctrine) with death; and ALL the churches WILL KNOW that I am he which searcheth the reins(minds)and hearts: And I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

But unto you I say, and unto the rest of Thyatira, as many as HAVE NOT THIS DOCTRINE (teaching) and which have NOT known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put on you none other burden.

BUT that which ye have, already HOLD FAST TILL I COME.”

Again, the teachings and doctrines held by Jezebel and the same old demon forces that have been since the dawn of time.

None of this is new and certainly NOT the neo-Nicolitanes, nothing about any of this is NEW.

Same old devil, same old false teachings but one thing for sure, these verses are NOT the disciples saying it, it is NOT anyone interpretation of it being said, this is the written Word of God, with the very Word HIMSELF saying it and don’t take anyone’s word for what God has already told you in his word.

Study it, know it for yourself, and don’t fall victim to these same old demonic tactics that Christ WARNS us about and you don’t have to take my word for how late in the game it is, but you’d better take his. 

If you are holding these doctrines, you’d better get rid of it and if you are allowing these doctrines, know you will be held responsible for it and if you are not sure how you feel, you need to figure it out, God does not play games and he is not going to allow us to either.

More on these subjects: Tearing it down

“And Yet… ” PART 1, Playing with paganism

“And Yet….” Part 2, being a wee witchy

“And Yet… Part 3, “Yeah, it’s still a sin…”

” Merchandising with Markdown Mack”

Φλογίζω NBJ 2019

“It’s gonna have to be stirred, but who’s got the stick?”

Neglect not THE gift that IS in thee, which was given thee by prophecy.with the laying on the hands of the presbytery (elders). 

MEDITATE upon these things; GIVE THYSELF wholly (ENTIRELY) to them; that thy profiting may appear (be evident) to all.

TAKE HEED unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; CONTINUE in them; for in doing THIS thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. ” 1 Timothy 4:14-16

I hope that the bold and underline type really hits what I want to get at with this, it is hard to preach without a “voice” but thankfully bold type can be quite loud.

I am first and foremost a “messenger” and this particular message is that most ignored message anyone can ever give and I know that, because once I delivered it live, went home and another person told me about the message at the church they had attended that  same night, it was essentially the same message, different delivery person and you know we should be paying attention to other churches and other ministries also because I do believe that it is seven times Jesus tells us in the Book of Revelation,“He that hath an ear, LET HIM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT SAITH UNTO THE CHURCHES…” 

That has been a very long time and despite all the messengers God sends, those gifts, NOT to mention the CALLINGS are still being neglected and if you doubt that look at this world.

Where are the miracles? Miracles, mention of which we need to be reminded of the fact that miracles are NOT for believers , but are for those who DO NOT believe, to prove the existence of God. Miracles are not for our benefit but to bring those who do not believe to Christ Where is the healing? Healing, the gift that is given from God along with the working of miracles. These two gifts are actually one and are given together, so where are they?

Where is the deliverance? Where are those who are supposed to make up that hedge between the world and those who have not yet surrendered to God? Where are  words of wisdom and the prophecies to help believers stand in times of trouble? 

Where is the gift of faith? Not the measure of faith given to all believers, but the gift of faith, that pulls down strong holds, released chains and does battle against the absolute forces of hell through the POWER of the Holy Ghost and there it is, we can do nothing, and no matter how much we speak, think, or hope without the power of God and the effectual working of those gifts in our actual callings, nothing in this world is going to change, if the “church” as a whole doesn’t wake up soon and put God and his work before their personal work, personal lives and comfort, thoughts and opinions it is only going to get worse.

God has bestowed these gifts on individuals for the work of the kingdom, so where are they?

Are they held captive inside an unwilling vessel?

Are they tucked away inside someone who sits at home inside of attending church because they have been hurt and offended that no one has tried to reach out to?

Are they wasting away inside of a believer sitting on a church pew that has no idea what is even inside of them, much less how to nurture and use that gift.

And again this is not even getting into all of it or the callings that are not being fulfilled.

Why? Because the neglect is not always intentional, sometimes it comes from the lack of being stirred and to nothing can stir itself, I do realize we can encourage ourselves in the Lord, through His word and that we are to “stir up” our faith, but this kind of stirring requires a “stick” and we can’t stir this in ourselves, we can help feed it, help nurture it, but you can read from these scriptures that it requires an elder, a prophet, or some other trusted individual of God to do the “stirring”.

2 Timothy 1:6: “” Wherefore I put thee in remembrance (want to remind you) that thou stir up the gift, which is in thee by the putting (laying) on of my hands.”

Paul had the “stick” he prayed for counted people, God granted him miracles and marvelous displays of the power of God, which through many, many were saved.

He wrote most of the New Testament and he wrote these things to Timothy to “stir” him because was his spiritual son, and we are all siblings in the Lord and should want to see those callings fulfilled on other’s lives and we all need those gifts working.

So we know that God has those who do have “sticks” and it is part of their job to STIR OTHERS.

Teaching is also a calling, we don’t just wake up one morning knowing all these things and when we come into Christ we have to learn, and to learn we need teachers.

I have always felt that why so many “go back out” they are treated like they should already know these things when truly how on earth could they?

They get discouraged and think that there is something just wrong with them and end up back out.

Of course the Bible tells us that we have no need that a man teach us, because God teaches us, but I don’t think He means every little thing, I think He is referring to the more personal things and “one on one” situations.

Lord’s will, there will be several more posts dealing in more detail about the gifts and callings, but for now let’s REALLY think about “stirring”.

Many definitions of “stir”: To affect strongly, to excite, to BECOME active, to rouse from INDIFFERENCE, to provoke deliberately, to MOVE, especially RISING FROM SLEEP, to move AWAY from USUAL POSITION. To HAPPEN, To BEGIN.

Stirring stick: Is used to mix ingredients and if you think in terms of God living in us and as scripture says “to make in himself of twain (two) one new man” and that hearing the Word of God must be mixed  with faith, as we are told of those that we NOT profited because the word was NOT mixed with that faith. Just as we are saved by faith through grace, there are combinations and those combinations must be right. Which brings us to “stirring rod” which is used to mix gently and slowly and carefully as to not cause adverse reactions when dealing with dangerous chemicals. 

Think of this in terms of a cake that is half-baked, not that cake has anything to do with danger, but a calling that is not fulfilled or a person burned out or certain callings that left in the “natural” will actually destroy the vessel.

I’ll give this, if a person had a calling that dealt in certain realms of the supernatural and the battle against that calling came full force and made them a feel like a Gazingstock  or if they had felt that they had been running an impossible gauntlet it would be very easy for them to just give up if no one ever told them that this is just part of the deal.

With billions addicted to drugs, people committing suicide every single day, people hurt, lonely, and feeling that they have nowhere to turn and turning to all the wrong things. The church growing smaller rather than earth yielding her promised increase, wickedness running amok rather than that promised righteousness spring forth.

And every single second counting more precious for the eleventh hour watchmen knowing that God left us to do this work and we will be held accountable for all we do and yet all we fail to do, shouldn’t we finally figure out who has that stick and who supposed to be doing the stirring?

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This Generation

“Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” Matthew 24:34

When Jesus spoke this He was warning us, to watch and notice all the different things that would proceed His second coming.

He told us of false Christs, false friends, father against child, and child against parent. He warned us of natural disasters, great varying earthquakes, and tsunamis as the “sea waves roaring” and He told us of the iniquity (sin) that would spread and be rampant and destroy the love and goodness of many as their hearts turned against God because of these things rather than turning to him. 

And I have written numerable posts dealing with all the varying degrees of all those things and troubles and pestilences that were told to come and have come and are here and are not going to let up but are going to actually grow more severe.

And now I just want to hit a little on the term “this” generation. Have you ever really thought about it?

The troubles did start before the end of the lives of the disciples, they were hated, arrested, tried, and murdered for the Gospel.

But the New Testament that was given to us as part of “this” generation and the words, despite being written almost two thousand years ago, are STILL so alive, so timely and their instructions and their warnings are even NOW being fulfilled because they were written for those of us who are here NOW.

And just as those of the past could not quite understand just how the entire world would be able to see the dead prophets of Revelation chapter eleven, lying in the streets or how the entire world could see and chose to worship the Antichrist or how those without the mark of the beast could be forbidden to purchase food, shelter, or medicine. I had even wondered at this, once upon a time, but I never doubted that it would happen.

Now we ALL know that through technology what once seemed impossible is now virtually a piece of cake.

And with that same technology no generation has actually passed away.

ANYTHING you want to know, ANY period of time, ANY ancient artifact or pagan deity you chose to research can all be found at your fingertips.

Bombarded with times, and seasons, styles, and much worse THOUGHTS and DOCTRINES of devils, SEDUCTION of spirits that logically should have long passed away. 

People were once influenced mainly by their own personal cultures and those of their community but now that influence is worldwide and this accounts for much of the hatred and squabbling we see now and the media is more than glad to spread it.

And many have probably see the latest media”commentaries” on the latest tragedies to hit our country that echo the no prayers sentiment and as I listened to the hosts of a CBS morning show yesterday morning, I just could not believe my ears. 

The show hosts just took it and ran with it to further to express their opinion that prayers are NOT needed and adding what they felt was needed instead, now we will have a new movement of backlash against even the act or OFFER of prayer for another person.

And that is a scary proposition and again I want to be clear that I am in no way minimizing the tragedy or feelings of those who experienced it.

I am trying to shed light on what many have known for a very long time, these thoughts an attitude are intentionally spread by those who have their own agendas and just exploit the latest news story to influence societal thinking, spreading it far and wide, and soon everyone is echoing that same thought.

And it is so hypocritical especially considering the fact that prayer and “spirituality” comes and goes like fashion with the media and entertainment industry and for a brief bit a few years back stories of heartache were often ended with statements such as “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

During one such major natural disaster a certain mega famous reporter ended his live update by requesting prayer for the victims, HOWEVER, this man is openly gay and that is another big problem with this generation. WHO exactly are they praying to? What is the criteria to allow access to that place of prayers being heard?

Christianity has become a social club with rules and regulations varying based on what “club” you CHOOSE to attend.

“Ministers” have watered down the Gospel and candy coated scripture to appease virtually ANYONE and to suit ANY lifestyle with no repentance or salvation required. It has become about the numbers, the pressure, and the NEED to fit in, look good and ATTRACT the world to get “them in” but the funny thing is, when the WORLD DOES GET IN, the world does NOT change, but the church DOES.

And not for the better.

Maybe popularity and the “respect of men” and  larger crowds and certainly a bigger treasury but when the time comes and all work is tried by fire the leaders of these place will be left behind with nothing more than piles of ashes.

So if people aren’t changed, aren’t converted to Christ, WHO are those prayers being addressed to? WHO is going to answer them? 

The church contorts itself to appeal to the world when actually the word tells us to NOT conform to the world but that we must conform to the image of the Son of God.

1 Timothy 4:1:”Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times ( last days, NOW) SOME shall DEPART from the faith, giving heed to seducing, and doctrines of devils.”

It is easy to see how that happened also, every generation coming down, going deeper and deeper into sin and farther and farther away from God until now we have millions who truly believe that God is some sort of fairy God father and that somehow He owes them something and they should do and say and LIVE exactly how they want, (whether it violates His word or not) and two things happen, you have those who pray and pray for others, while NOT EVEN SAVED THEMSELVES and those who get mad at God and hate him because he did not answer those prayers.

Jesus told us that there are even that things that “only go by fasting and praying”, now that was to his children, those who know Him and yet somehow people who don’t even serve Him think that they are entitled to ask him for whatever they desire, and become ANGRY and OFFENDED if that wish is not granted, that is what it is, acting like God is some “sort of three wish genie” that they can access when needed.

He hears us when we ask for forgiveness and he does love us and watches over us when we are “lost” but being in the world and NOT living for him or serving him or honoring and then to be so vain and self-possessed to believe that we have a right to his promises is just crazy.

Your not going to hear that preached on though, now are ya?

WITHOUT repentance and the acceptance of Jesus Christ there is NO forgiveness for sins and there is NO access to the Father and there is NO way anyone will get to heaven.

They want the promises, they want the security but they do NOT want the Son nor do they want to LIVE by His rules, because they are completely taken over by that same spread rebellion, and it is not that they do not believe in God, it is that they do not want to live by his word or live to his standards in dying to their own desires and sins.

Can’t have both and if anyone truly wants God, they WILL ask Him to save their sins and save their soul and then they WILL live for him and serve him to the best of their ability.

But as long as these attitudes are spread and those who know the truth refuse to speak that truth, it will only get worse, the violence and hatred ARE spreading but they are spread BECAUSE of the lack of God, not because of the inefficiency of prayer.

Again every sick act imaginable fed through the internet and video games depicting graphic violence and rewards for killing and ENTIRE television channels DEDICATED to twenty-four hour a day, seven days a week, three-hundred and sixty-five day a year murder, rape, and violence, complete with REAL crime scenes REAL photos of victims and not one standing up to point out the fact that NO ONE should subject there mind to these things because ALL things also carry spiritual implications.

People are in effect allowing that horror, and fear that someone else faced and the evil, demonic possession that took hold of someone in order for them to commit these crime to be broadcast into their home, their environment and influence their mind. That is what causes violence and we as a society can lay the blame on anything and everything but until we find those old paths and change what we are willing to allow and willingly limit, even if only ownselves, what we spread, the blame still lies on us as a society.

It’s just like Face Book and other social media, people will say and post the most hurtful things, words they’d never dare say to someones face and post every ounce of anger or injustice and share posts containing the thoughts and opinions of others, others they often do not even know, but hey if it sounds good, monkey see, monkey do, whatever happened to common courtesy and showing grace? 

What we “feed” is what we will grow, and the Bible tells us in Philippians 4:8 to ONLY think on good things, beautiful things, holy, honest and with virtue. We are also told in Isaiah 26:3, that we will be KEPT in perfect peace if we keep our MINDS upon God. And we are TOLD in Proverbs 4:23, to GUARD our minds.

We are told seven times in the Book of Revelation “to hear what the Spirit” says to the churches and the word has been repeated several times to the scripture to “Humble ourselves” and  pray and that the Lord will hear us and he will HEAL our land but instead we are continuing to allow all these influences in our homes and in our hearts and turning from God rather than to God in failing to point the cause of all our woes, we are responsible for our own actions, each and every one of us and we can choose to honor God or we can choose the world but at no time should we stand in silence while the world is hating on God and the very act of praying is held as worthless contempt.

 

Those before cared for their fellow-man and the rule of the day was two things were not to be discussed, politics and religion, the lock is off that cage and we are getting a taste of what is coming out and it is truly sad, and you can see the smoke rising and now is a good time to just kinda watch “play out” because that hatred and that self-willed self-centered arrogant hatred is now giving birth to the true God haters. And this is only the beginning, as Jesus also told us that we would be HATED for his name.  

God commanded us to pray for them, I guess we just better do it very secretively unless we want smacked with protest sign and our faces spat in.

This new-found contempt for prayer, I personally believe is going to help “seal the deal” on this passage from Revelation 18:2b: “… and IS become the habitation of devils (home to demons), and the hold of EVERY foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” 

So keep on your guard because already warned us, THIS generation will not pass until ALL that he spoke comes to pass and that includes his return. And KEEP PRAYING!

Φλογιζω NBJ 2018

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“Until the day in which he was taken up , after that  through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed (presented) himself alive after his passion (suffering) by many infallible (unmistakable) proofs, being seen of the forty days, and speaking to them of things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

And being assembled together with them, commanded that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but WAIT for the PROMISE of the Father,  which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

For john truly baptized with water; be ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. (not many days from now).

When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou (will you) at this time restore again the kingdom of Israel? 

And he said unto them, It is NOT for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. (authority) BUT ye shall receive power after when the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.

And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received (covered) him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly TOWARD heaven, behold, two men stood BY THEM in white apparel;

Which also said, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? THIS SAME JESUS, WHICH IS TAKEN FROM UP FROM YOU INTO HEAVEN, SHALL SO COME IN LIKE MANNER AS YE HAVE SEEN HIM GO INTO HEAVEN.” Acts 1:2-11

Undoubtedly the scariest subject for most humans, the second coming, the rapture, and all the horror that shall befall earth in the end days. God has done some seriously major work in me.. If I were not me, I would not believe that I am the same person who was so horrified by these events and even being a believer and eagerly awaiting His return, I would still be in terror if it were not His hand and His grace over me.

And for most it is very fearful to think about it, much less talk about these events. As I say, I did not grow up in church, but I know I was blessed to receive serious divine intervention, but my Dad was in and out of church and my Mom had been raised in church but as a family, the snares of the enemy had run roughshod over what could have been and we were left with what was.

So even though my Dad tried, he did not have the support of a family to help him stay the course and as a family, his often stern behavior did not make us want to go running to service with him. And that is not a blame thing.. that is reality.. we ALL need a support system and as Christians, we are to shine a light to our unsaved family members.

We all NEED each other, if we are going to make it home. But all is well now and when I was saved it was my sister and Him that came and prayed with me when I received the Holy Ghost and we were baptized (well his second) on the same day, so we all try to help one another stay the course and we have been blessed in that.

Back to my point, even though I was not in church with my Dad, we would read together often, and I thank God so much NOW for the blessing I was being given at the time that I did not even realize was anything other than doing what I was asked, a good lesson in NEVER taking for granted something that may seem common, it may be so much more, that will one day actually CHANGE your present and certainly impact your FUTURE and your divine destiny.

I was about thirteen and we had been reading and I still had his Bible in my room and for some reason i just went to the book of Revelation and I always had this thing, that I really, really “got” Jesus but reading the stories of the Old Testament, GOD ABSOLUTELY SCARED ME TO DEATH!

And once I read some of Revelation, I just looked out of my window and it was just this overwhelming feeling of “it is already here” and I just was horrified and I just put the Bible away and tried to block it out. And so when I tell people that I really REALLY understand how scary it can be, I really do!

That is why we need the Holy Ghost, only He can enlighten us to things so far BEYOND our comprehension and only He can ease those fears of the future, and only He can show us the necessity in these things and help us understand that the fulfillment of all scriptures is NOT the END but it is rather THE BEGINNING.

Scriptural references in comparison to childbirth as absolute right on the mark because labor IS sorrow, labor IS painful, and birth IS a very bloody process BUT once that child is born, the JOY, PEACE, and CONTENTMENT is well worth every single moment of it.

And rather than fear scaring people about the return and the tribulation, we must begin to TEACH on these things so they will be ready, as He is coming for a “bride who hath made herself ready” and view it as the beautiful birth of the “firstfruits” of a kind” and look forward to that expected end and not be so caught up in anticipating and dreading the pain. 

Romans 8:19-23: “For THE EARNEST EXPECTATION of the creature (creation) WAITED for the manifestation of the sons of God.

For the creature (creation) was made subject to vanity (decay),not willing BUT BY REASON OF HIM WHO HATH SUBJECTED the same IN HOPE.

Because the creature (creation) ITSELF shall BE DELIVERED from THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION (futility) INTO GLORIOUS LIBERTY OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD.

For we know that the whole creation GROANETH AND TRAVAILETH (suffers birth pangs) TOGETHER until now.

And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan, within ourselves, WAITING (EAGERLY AWAITING) FOR THE ADOPTION, TO WIT (be sure to understand) the REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY.” 

So to be certain that as the Bible tells us, ALL these things MUST come to pass before that Glorious and wondrous day. And Jesus told us many times, so shouldn’t we also tell others? And then also tell them about what also comes NEXT?

Matthew 24:30,31:  “And THEN shall appear the SIGN of the Son of man in heaven: and THEN shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall SEE the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and shall GATHER together his elect  (chosen ones)  from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

 Mark 14:61,62 : ” But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and he said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

 And Jesus said, I AM and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.” 

Luke 21:27,28:  “THEN shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things come to pass, THEN look UP, and LIFT up your heads; for YOUR REDEMPTION draweth nigh.” 

That redemption that ALL of creation longs for and we are to eagerly await. So don’t be afraid, just believe, and rejoice in knowing that in that day, as He said, ALL things will be made new!

I did not want to get repetitive.. so there is a list below of much more on the rapture and the signs Jesus spoke of, and that we’ll get us ready for the final part of this on His earthly reign and what a beautiful, beautiful time that will be!

 

Φλογιζω Σαλπιζω NBJ 2017

For more teachings on end time please read: 

   ANCIENT, BUT NOT ALIEN / The deception

   ARRHYTHMIA (HEART SERIES PART 1)

   HEART FAILURE ( HEART SERIES PART 2)

   FLAT LINED ( HEART SERIES PART 3)

   CARDIAC SHOCK (HEART SERIES PART 4)

 

 

CARDIAC SHOCK (HEART SERIES PART 4)

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEART FAILURE ( HEART SERIES PART 2)

FLAT LINED ( HEART SERIES PART 3)

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

HEART FAILURE ( HEART SERIES PART 2)

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

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

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

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

For complete series: ARRHYTHMIA (HEART SERIES PART 1)

FLAT LINED ( HEART SERIES PART 3)

CARDIAC SHOCK (HEART SERIES PART 4)

 

 

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

                       
                         
                                  

ARRHYTHMIA (HEART SERIES PART 1)

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

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

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

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

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

FLAT LINED ( HEART SERIES PART 3)

CARDIAC SHOCK (HEART SERIES PART 4)

 

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